Inis Meaín

23. September 2017 Irland, Reisen

Although bigger than Inis Oírr, Inis Meáin (Inishmaan) is less populated and the least visited. This means that the isle is really quiet and you can walk around without meeting someone. But it also means: fewer shops and restaurants, hostels and b&b. For that reason, and because September is not in the main season, it was quite hard to find a place where I could stay for the night. However after walking across half of the isle I finally managed to get a room.

The isle looks abandoned and from the town centre only pub to the new build harbour one needs approx 30 minutes by foot (assuming you are not drunk). The reason for this: the town was build near the old harbour and the new one is on the other end of the isle. If you don’t want to walk you can get a taxi. I don’t know how they managed to get cars on the isle (I did not see a suitable ferry), but they did.

I managed to get some pictures and had a guinness and a burger in the pub afterwards.