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Aran Islands

Inish Oirr (Innishere)

This is the smallest and most easterly of the Aran Islands. It is situated in the mouth of Galway Bay, in the open Atlantic. Shore angling on Innishere is like fishing off a large boat in the ocean. It is practically virgin water, hardly ever fished except for some local effort. Specimen fish have been landed for years by locals who have been unaware of any need for excitement about their success. There are over 20 species recorded caught from the shores of Innishere.

As well as shore angling, deep sea angling trips from the Island and over-night accommodation can be arranged. Within fifteen minutes the angler can reach grounds which abound with as many as 25 different species including blue shark, porbeagle shark and tope, many of them specimen weight.

There is first class hotel and hostel accommodation on the Island as well as camp sites, and the Island has three pubic houses plus top-class restaurants. There is daily access by ferry from Doolin in Co. Clare, Rossaveal and Galway City. A flight service operates regularly to the Aran Islands from just outside Invern, Co. Galway.

Inishmore Island

The quality of shore, beach and rock angling on Inishmore is very similar to that of Innishere: plenty available and very few anglers around to enjoy some of the best sea angling available anywhere around our western coast. Deep sea boat angling, all of which is only a stone's throw away from the island, often provides over 20 different species including blue shark between July and late September.

The island is the largest of the three Aran Islands. There is first class hotel, guesthouse and self-catering accommodation on the Island. It has a number of nice public houses and good restaurants. There is daily access by ferry from Doolin in Co. Clare, Rossaveal Pier and Galway City. A flight service operates regularly to the Aran Islands from just outside Invern, Co. Galway.

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