Top Choice Historic Site in Inisheer

Tobar Éinne

Locals still carry out a pilgrimage known as the Turas to the Well of Enda, an ever-burbling spring in a remote rocky expanse in the southwest. The ceremony involves, over the course of three consecutive Sundays, pi…
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, a 15-minute walk from the village, hosting visiting artist events, cultural programs and performances.
Historic Building in Inisheer

O'Brien's Castle

A 100m climb to the island's highest point yields dramatic views over clover-covered fields to the beach and harbour. This 15th-century church (Caisleán Uí Bhriain) was built within the remains of a ring fort called…
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 8th- or 9th-century church is named after St Gobnait, who fled here from Clare while trying to escape an enemy pursuing her.
Historic Site in Inisheer


Dating from 1960, this iconic island sight was a freighter that was thrown up on the rocks in bad weather. Miraculously, all on board were saved; Tigh Ned's pub has a collection of photographs and documents detailin…