Welcome to Arranmore Island
Ringed by dramatic cliffs, cavernous sea caves and clean sandy beaches, Arranmore (Árainn Mhór) lies just 5km from the mainland. Measuring just 9km by 5km, the tiny island has been inhabited since the early Iron Age (800 BC), and a prehistoric promontory fort can be seen near the southeastern corner. The west and north are wild and rugged, with few houses to disturb the sense of isolation.
Up at the northwestern tip of the island is the old coastguard station and Arranmore Lighthouse.
Irish is the main language spoken on Arranmore Island, although most inhabitants are bilingual.