Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Travel Details for Inis Oirr Weekend Photo Shoot - Friday 13th to Sunday 15th June

The Plassey - Inis Oírr TMP_0586

The long anticipated return to Inis Oirr is almost here! More than 20 members will travel to the Island on Friday 13th June. Members should decide if they wish to travel by plane or boat (details below). We plan to meet up at Hotel Inis Oirr on Friday evening but I recommend to travel across early (if the weather is good) and make the most of the day! The hotel is a short walk from the harbour, many will remember it from our last visit. We will firm up on details at the meeting next Tuesday and answer any questions you might have about the trip.

Travel Options
Travel options listed below. For the ferry, we need to decide weither we travel (as a group) from Doolin or Rossaveal to avail of the group rates. Once registered as a group, we don't have to travel together but need to pay in advance (bring cost of ferry to the club meeting). My personal preference is to travel from Doolin as there are more options regarding departure times and the crossing is just 30-minutes. Granted, it's a long drive to Doolin from Boyle but it takes you through The Burren and some very beautiful countryside, so allow time to enjoy this if interested!
Flying is an alternative. There are a number of 'scheduled' flights from Connemara Airport (see below) and the 10-minute flight-time is very appealing indeed. As I recall, the plane can take about 8 or 9 people so if a group decided to travel together, then an additional flight could be negotiated. Individual members will need to make their own flight arrangements by contacting Aer Arann (number below or visit their WEBSITE).
All options will be discussed at the meeting on Tuesday 10th June.
Looking forward to the weekend!

Travel by Boat from ROSSAVEAL

From Boyle to Rossaveal Harbour (091-568903) - Allow 2 hours 30 minutes travel-time.

Boat departs from Rossaveal Harbour on Friday at 10.30am and 6.30pm.
Boat departs from Inis Oirr on Sunday at 8.45am and 4.30pm.

Cost per person return; €18 (Group Rate - 50% advance deposit required).

Travel by Boat from DOOLIN (longer drive but short crossing to Inis Oirr)

From Boyle to Doolin Pier (Doolin2Aran Ferries 065-707 5949) - Allow 3 hours travel-time.

Boat departs from Doolin Harbour on Friday at 10am, 11am, 1pm, (4.00pm) and 5.30pm.
Boat departs from Inis Oirr on Sunday at 8.30am, 12.30am, 2pm and 4.45pm.

Cost per person return; €13 (Group rate, money to be delivered as single payment).

Travel by Plane (ring airport to confirm times listed below)
From Boyle to Connemara Airport (091-593034) - Allow 2hours 15 minutes travel-time.

Flights depart from Connemara Airport on Friday at 9am, 10.30am and 5.00pm.
Flights depart from Inis Oirr on Sunday at 10.15am and 4.45pm.

Cost per person return; €49.00 return.

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