Port Chorrúch

Aran Islands

Along the island's low-lying northern coast, the sheltered little bay of Port Chorrúch is home to up to 80 grey seals, who sun themselves and feed in the shallows. The best time to see them is low tide.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Aran Islands attractions

1. Aran Goat Cheese

0.64 MILES

You've encountered the produce on countless west Ireland menus; now meet the goats that make it all possible. Call ahead to join a tour of this tiny dairy…

2. Dún Eochla


Atop the island's highest point, at 100m, historic fort Dún Eochla has a double ring of circular walls, and is thought to date from the early medieval era…

3. Teampall Chiaráin

1.16 MILES

The highlight of this small church is on the eastern side – a beautifully carved boundary cross with a circular hole at the top. It was possibly used as a…

4. Kilmurvey Beach

1.68 MILES

Crescent-shaped Kilmurvey Beach has a Blue Flag for its clean white sand and pristine waters. Lifeguards patrol it in July and August, and often in June.

5. Wormhole

2.17 MILES

Access to this extraordinary rectangular natural tidal pool is via a 750m clifftop walk southeast from Dun Aengus, or via a 1km signposted walking path…

6. Dún Aonghasa

2.45 MILES

Dún Aonghasa is one of the largest prehistoric stone forts in Europe and stands guard over Inis Mór on the edge of a 100-metre sheer cliff drop.

7. Dún Dúchathair

2.54 MILES

Many locals pick this ruined ancient fort, dating from the Iron Age or early medieval period, as their favourite Inishmore historic sight. It's…

8. Dún Eoghanachta

2.74 MILES

Probably built around 900 AD, Dún Eoghanachta has one towering circular wall that's 5m high, nearly 5m thick and 30m in diameter.