The Easter bunny brings award-winning Aran Island Ferries cruise to Galway

Friday, April 08, 2022. 4:46am
The Easter bunny brings award-winning Aran Island Ferries cruise to Galway

The Easter bunny brings award-winning Aran Island Ferries cruise to Galway City Docks for a second season starting Good Friday, 15th April 2022

Irelands largest passenger ferry, Saoirse na Farraige to cruise from Galway City to Inis Mór and the Cliffs of Moher daily at 9.30am

The Easter Bunny is set to bring Aran Island Ferries to Galway City Docks on Good Friday, April 15th, when at 9.30am it recommences its exciting Galway City cruise to Inis Mór and the stunning Cliffs of Moher for the tourist season of 2022.

Aran Island Ferries, the largest and longest established family owned, year round ferry service to all three of the Aran Islands offers Galwegians and visitors to city of the tribes the option of its unique tourist cruise on Galway Bay or its traditional point to point service from Rossaveal Harbour in Connemara to the Aran Islands .

Awarded “Best Irish Experience 2021”, Aran Island Ferries state of the art Saoirse na Farraige or Freedom of the Sea is Ireland’s largest domestic ferry. A state of the art, purpose built, 400 seater passenger ferry, it offers a 90-minute luxury cruise on Galway Bay showcasing the contrasting beauty and scenery of the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way coastline of Connemara and Clare along with all three of the Aran Islands, Inis Oirr and Inis Meáin before docking in Kilronan on Inis Mór, the largest of the three Aran Islands for 4.5 hours when visitors can explore the magic of the Gaeltacht Island. The return journey to Galway City brings passengers on a cruise along the iconic Cliffs of Moher.

The Easter bunny brings award-winning Aran Island Ferries cruise to Galway

There is onboard  audio commentary for guests to learn about the culture and heritage of the Aran Islands, the nature and beauty of Galway Bay, the Wild Atlantic Way and the world renowned Cliffs of Moher, which are entertaining and educational to all age groups.

While on Inis Mór for a  4.5 hour stop-over from 11am to 3.30pm visitors can hire bicycles, or explore the stunning beauty of the largest of the three Aran Islands by mini bus tour, pony and trap, Aran Off Road Experience or simply walk. Other attractions include the breath taking Dún Aengus Cliffs, the many historical sites, beaches, Aran Islands Goats Cheese Food Tours, Aran Diving Academy or simply relax with the mouth-watering seafood and a drink in the atmosphere of a Gaeltacht Island culture in a choice of excellent restaurants and bars. A wide range of accommodation options are also available on Inis Mór for those wishing to create a staycation experience. Over the Easter bank holiday weekend the  tradition of the season will be marked across each of the three Aran islands with something for everyone, from young families to adults and groups to experience during their visit.

“The new route and service from Galway City received a much coveted award in its first season with ‘Best Irish Experience’ generated by the hero’s welcome from Galwegians, visitors to Galway City and the tourism and hospitality sector last summer. The positive reaction and desire for the day out, was a huge motivator for the crew and has generated much demand for the season ahead”, says Aran Island Ferries Marketing Manager, Áine Mc Loughlin. 

Convenience, service, quality, exploring Inis Mór in 4.5 hours, viewing the Stunning Cliffs of Moher from the Sea, learning the history of Galway Bay, seeing nature, meeting the dolphins have all been part of the positive feedback received by Aran Island Ferries from its first season of 2021.

Now in its second season the Galway City service will continue to  support the Hotels, Accommodation and hospitality sector of Galway City in giving their guests a very attractive day time activity which shares the unique culture of Aran Island life while also bringing visitors back to enjoy Galway city in the evening.

The Easter bunny brings award-winning Aran Island Ferries cruise to Galway

Saoirse na Farraige,  Freedom of the Sea, is Aran Island Ferries latest investment and Ireland’s largest domestic ferry  joined the extensive Aran Island Ferries fleet in winter 2020. Carrying passengers on all routes from Galway City and Rossaveel the fleet also includes, Draíocht na Farraige, Magic of the Sea, Ceol na Farraige, Music of the Sea, Glór na Farraige,  Voice of the Sea and Banríon na Farraige  Queen of the sea,  and combined Aran Island Ferries have a total capacity of 1,420.

“Aran Islands Ferries award winning new route from Galway City Docks is back by popular demand and will be an asset to the tourism infrastructure of Galway and the Wild Atlantic Way as was planned by the O’Brien Family of Aran Island Ferries when they first explored the idea a number of years ago,” says Áine Mc Loughlin Marketing Manager, “It  opens another chapter in the company’s progressive history and will continue to respond to tourism development by delivering high quality visitor experiences and sailings to the Aran Islands from Galway City and Rossaveal in Connemara.  Aran Island Ferries  route from Galway City, now in its second year will run from Good Friday April 15ththrough to the end of September 2022 and it’s ticket prices for a return journey from Galway City Docks are:  Adult: €49, Student/Senior: €44, Child: €25, Day Tours, Overnight Tours, Single Tours and Family Rates are available to purchase and the latest news on Saoirse na Farraige and all of Aran Island Ferries fleet and Ros a’Mhíl departures can be found on or Tel: 091 568903 or Email: [email protected]  or follow our social media channels for the latest news.

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