Historic Site in Inisheer

Tobar Éinne

Locals still carry out a pilgrimage known as the Turas to the Well of Enda, a bubbling spring in a remote rocky expanse in the southwest. The ceremony involves, over the course of three consecutive Sundays, picking …
Shipwreck in Inisheer


A steam trawler launched in 1940, the Plassy was thrown onto the rocks on 8 March 1960 and driven onto the island a couple of weeks later after another storm. Its cargo of whiskey was never recovered but miraculousl…
Historic Building in Inisheer

O'Brien's Castle

Built in 1585 on the island's highest point, this tower house was constructed within the remains of a ring fort called Dún Formna, dating from as early as the 1st century AD. The 100m climb rewards with a sweeping p…
Arts Centre in Inisheer

Áras Éanna

Inisheer's large community arts centre sits out on an exposed stretch of the northern side of the island and hosts visiting artist events, cultural programs and performances.
Historic Building in Inisheer

Teampall Chaoimháin

Named for Inisheer's patron saint, who is buried close by, the roofless 10th-century Church of St Kevin and small cemetery perch on a tiny bluff near the Strand. On the eve of St Kevin's 14 June feast day, a Mass is…
Church in Inisheer

Cill Ghobnait

This tiny 9th-century church is named after St Gobnait (locally spelt Ghobnait), who fled here from Clare to escape a family feud. Gobnait is the patron saint of bees and beekeepers, and is believed to have cured th…