What is Glamping?
Glamping is short for Glamorous Camping, If you love the outdoors, but are not altogether keen on having to ‘rough’ it at campsites, then glamping is the perfect choice for you. It is a way of experiencing all the benefits of the outdoor life without any of the hardships. Instead of a tent, you stay in a snug and warm glamping unit. Instead of worrying about sleeping on a hard floor, you have a comfy bed. In short, the glamping pods at Aran Islands Camping and Glamping offer all the conveniences of a home away from home, whilst being surrounded by the magnificent natural beauty of Inis Mór.
Two types of custom designed Glamping Units.
We offer two types of Glamping accommodation. The larger Tigín Glamping Unit which sleeps up to six people, and the original Clochán Glamping Unit which sleeps up to four people.
The Glamping Tigín’s (Up to 6 people)
The Tigín Glamping Unit
Our twelve Tigín Glamping Units are the newest addition to Aran Islands Camping and Glamping. Each of our units can accommodate up to six people, 2 x single bunk beds, 1 x single sofa bed, and 1 x single pull-out bed. Each of our Tigín‘s also has a separate shower room and bathroom complete with washbasins. Each Tigín has a mini-kitchen, complete with fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, microwave, plates, cutlery, and cups. This mini-kitchen is ideal for either preparing breakfast or snacks, and many people appreciate the choice of being able to self-cater whenever they choose.
The Glamping Clochán’s (Up to 4 people)
The Clochán Glamping Unit
The 12 Clochán na Carraige, or Clochán’s for short, were specially designed just for our site They were inspired by the traditional beehive style stone huts once used by monks that can be found scattered throughout the island. Each one has been thoughtfully constructed, offering you a comfortable home away from home on Inis Mór.
Each of our snug and cosy units can accommodate up to four people, 1 x double bed, 1 x single sofa bed and 1 x single pull-out bed. Each of our Cochlán’s also has a shower room complete with w/c and washbasin.
One of the best things about our glamping units, is that they are fully heated. No matter what time of year you visit Inis Mór, you will always have somewhere warm and dry to come back to.
This, more than anything, is what persuades some people to opt for glamping over camping! In addition, every Clochán has a mini-kitchen, complete with fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, microwave, plates, cutlery and cups. This mini-kitchen is ideal for either preparing breakfast or snacks, and many people appreciate the choice of being able to self-cater whenever they choose.
What do I need to bring while Glamping:
No special equipment is needed, no special skills, and no more preparation than if you were staying in so-called ‘regular’ accommodation. Each of the glamping pods at Aran Islands Camping and Glamping comes fully equipped with everything you need to make your stay a comfortable one. You don’t even need a sleeping bag, as bedding is provided!