View of sea from Arranmore IslandBeach view with Arranmore chapel
Arranmore LighthouseView from the Arranmore Lighthouse
View of Leabgarrow from the ferryboatView from Arranmore Island

Aranmore Island

Aranmore, Árainn Mhór, is in the Donegal Gaeltacht and is three miles from the Donegal mainland coast. The island scenery is characteristic of the Rosses area of Donegal with hills, rocks and small lakes dotting the landscape. It is an ideal holiday location for walking, learning irish, diving, cycling, pubs and nightlife and sea and lake angling.

Aranmore has interesting and varied walking routes around its seven square miles and mountain bikes may be hired at the ferry pier. There are views of the mainland stretching from Glen Head to Tory Island. The clear waters and numerous marine life make it ideal for snorkeling and SCUBA diving. There are many small secluded beaches as well as the main beaches at Aphort and Leabgarrow. Two lakes have brown trout and one has Rainbow trout breeding naturally. Boats for sea angling can be hired and there are abundant cod, ling, conger eel, pollock, wrasse, skate, turbot and plaice.

The west of the island has spectacular cliff scenery. There has been a lighthouse on Rinrawros Point since 1798.