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Two ferry companies operate a regular services from Rossaveal to Kilronan, the main village on Inismore. Both companies offer four services a day during peak season evenly spaced between 9am and 6pm. A regular coach service links Galway to Rossaveal which is located about 50km (one hour drive) the city. The crossing takes about 40 minutes.

Aran Island Ferries ; 4 Foster Street, Galway City
Tel: +353 (0)91 568903              Email: island@iol.ie
Island Ferries is owned and operated by the O'Brien family from near-by Carraroe. Their ancestors have been involved in the passenger - cargo service to the Aran Islands for generations. The original service was provided by one of the traditional Galway Hookers, 'An Tónaí', still treasured by the family but now only used to compete in the famous 'Galway Hooker Races'. There is still huge interest in Hooker racing among both young and old and four of these races (and their accompanying festivals) take place on the islands every year; two on Inis Mór and one each on Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr.


Aer Arann (Islands) ; Connemara Regional Airport, Inverin, County Galway
Tel: +353 (0)91 593034               Email: aerarann@iol.ie
The Aran Islands service operates from Connemara Regional Airport at Inverin (about 27km from Galway city). An hourly service is available during peak season. Flight time is only 10 minutes (although the drive to Connemara Airport is at least 40 minutes!) The fare is competitive with the ferry companies and the view from the air is amazing. Aer Arann also operate a regular service to Dublin and London (Luton) from Galway Airport which is located only a few miles from the city.
 

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