We went to Innis Oirr to visit Obriens castle for my friend, who's family name is O'Brien. The ferry from Doolin was easy and took about 40mins to get over to the island (€15pp return). Innis Oirr isn't somewhere that I would have thought to have visited on my own visit, but I am so glad that we did this. It is a delightful little island, that seems to be back in time. The landscape is Burren and it is just gorgeous. We walked around the island (you can hire bikes) and up the hill to Obriens castle. It is a little bit of a slog up the hill, but it is well worth it!! The scenery on the island is amazing and you can see the islands and towards the cliffs of Moher if it is a clear day. The castle itself is a delightful little ruin, the experience is slightly marred by the obvious scene of a teenage hang out, but netherless, it is still pretty amazing to be standing in something that is so old. As you walk down from the castle towards the beach, on the right, about 50m down, there is a little b&b that serves as a cafe. The lady that runs it, is very welcoming and the house is like stepping back in time inside, but she does an AMAZING home made Baileys cheesecake!!! If you are in the area, Innis Oirr is an amazing half day trip! (We went over on the 10am cruise and back on the 2pm).
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.