Events

Inis Mor on The Aran Islands has established itself as a boutique festival destination especially with the growing popularity of the Father Ted festival which amounts to a lot of fun and laughter. There are also a growing amount of groups coming to the islands attracted by the warm sea air of summer, beaches and just general place to have fun.

Ted Fest

An annual celebration of the very successful TV sitcom ‘Father Ted’ which happens at the end of February every year. The island’s residents join hundreds of revellers festooned as characters from the TV series when they arrive by every ferry, plane and boat they can.

Craggy Island changes back to Inis Mór after all the revelry and great craic that was had for another Ted Fest here. Each year the popularity of this festival keeps growing so make sure to book you accommodation early to avoid disappointment.

Inis Mór Half Marathon

Inis Mór half marathon is held every April, this special occasion, now in its 13th year is held annually to raise vital, life-saving funds for Temple Street Hospital . In 2017 alone, over €70K was raised to support our special hospital.

The weekend is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, reconnect with old friends and enjoy the spectacular landscape of Inis Mór by either walking or indeed running in the Islands beautiful surroundings.

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Pátrún Festival

Pátrún is a three-day festival consisting of sports, currach and hooker boat racing, tug-of-war, art and sandcastle competitions, road race on Inis Mor in the Aran Islands – a truly fun-filled weekend. Make sure to be there! Bígí linn!

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Halloween October 31st
Inis Mór has always held on to the idea of what Halloween really is, a night of scares and spirits.

There has always been a major emphasis on anonymity , because the island’s population is under eight hundred, it is the perfect opportunity to dress as scarily as possible and in as much of a disguise as possible. Staying in disguise is taken more seriously than attending Sunday mass, the locals will take drastic and dramatic measures to keep up the facade.

Islanders will order drinks they would never usually order, to ensure no hints are given away as to who they are, those who never consumed alcohol before will order vodka or whiskey to keep others guessing.