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Events on Inis Mor Island

The island of Inis Mor is developing a reputation as a festival destination, with a number of interesting events held throughout the year. Whilst there have been local festivities and special occasions held on the island for centuries, it is fair to say that it is the Father Ted festival which has put Inis Mor on the festival map! There are many other events to choose from though, and here are just some of the festivals you might consider when visiting the Aran Islands.

Ted Fest 2017. Thursday 22 Feb to Sunday 25 Feb 2018

Held in February each year, the 2018 Ted Fest dates are Feb 22, 2018 – Feb 25. This fun festival has as much of a cult following as the TV show Father Ted itself, with numerous crazy and off-the-wall events held throughout its duration. Some of the highlights include a Nuns vs Priests Beach Volleyball competition and a Virtual Confession Box. Book your tickets and accommodation at Aran Camping and Glamping early for Ted Fest, as it grows in popularity each year!

Summer Solstice 2018

Each year, there is a bonfire night held on St. John’s Eve for the Summer Solstice. Visitors to the Aran Islands during this time are in for a treat with this local event!

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St Patricks Day Parade. March 17 2018.

If you are interested in a taste of the ‘real’ Ireland, then the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Inis Mor is not to be missed. Sometimes described as “one of the most Irish things you will ever see”, there’s no better place than Inis Mor to celebrate the patron Saint of Ireland.

 

Red Bull Cliff Diving

One of Inis Mor’s natural attractions is highlighted during the visit of the Red Bull Cliff Diving championships. Taking place in the Serpent’s Lair or Worm Hole, brave divers take the plunge off a cliff into a natural rock pool over 27 metres below. It’s a truly spectacular sight, but just don’t try it yourself! This is for professionals only.

Pátrún (Festival of the Patron). Last weekend of June 2017

You might think of Pátrún as the Aran Islands Olympics, where people from all the islands gather on Inis Mor to compete against one another in a series of traditional games and contests. This festival has been celebrated for literally centuries, and the pride of clans and islands is at stake whether competing in tug-of-war, Galway Hooker Boat racing, or even sandcastle building competitions! People planning on visiting Inis Mor for Pátrún should definitely book their accommodation well in advance.

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Nightly Traditional Irish Music

No trip to Inis Mor is complete without spending some time listening to traditional Irish music and joining in the party atmosphere! You can find traditional music being played most nights on Inis Mor, especially at The Bar, Tigh Joe Mac, and Tigh Joe Watty.

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Halloween – October 31 2017

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From start to finish I'd an excellent three day stay here.The owner was a gentleman, he unexpectantly to us, was waiting at the port for the ferry to arrive to collect his guests and drive them to the glamping site.Being midweek early October it was quiet with only a few pods occupiedThe pods were first class, spotless, like a hotel room with everything you'd want.The location is perfect, a few minutes walk from the port and Kilronan village with a beach and amazing views out over the water.It was sad having to leave, really looking forward to returning.
Mike Foxtrot
Mike Foxtrot
20:43 01 Nov 17
great staff and lovely acommadations right beside sea.
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liam gray
00:15 20 Oct 17
Good place to camp, 10 euros a night, 2 euros shower, nice kitchen
Javier Garside
Javier Garside
10:36 25 Aug 17
A must-try experience on Inishmore. Amazing setting and fun design.
Matt Finn
Matt Finn
02:58 08 Aug 17
Free entry to Dun Aonghasa fort offered with stay. Brand new and excellent facilities at time of writing, great location for Kilronan with beach on the doorstep. Only downside was expensive (€2) shower tokens and painfully scalding water from the showers (solar heated, very hot day)! Otherwise excellent.
Daniel Keeling
Daniel Keeling
23:20 11 Jul 17
We stayed at Aran Camping Glamping over the weekend and found it a superb place for a break. The Units are tastefully designed and very clean. The water in the shower was hot, the kitchen room spacious, and it was close enough to the main village. Will definitely return!!
Ciara Duffy
Ciara Duffy
13:40 27 Feb 17

Aran Camping Glamping is conveniently located in the center of The Wild Atlantic Way. It is accessible from both Doolin (The Cliffs of Moher) and Rossaveal (Galway / Connemara).
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