Inis Meáin (Inishmaan or Inishmann in the English spelling) is the island in the middle of the three that make up the Aran Islands. In fact, its name translates to English as “Middle Isle”. Each of the Aran Islands, despite their proximity to each other, has a distinct personality. In contrast to the other Aran Islands, Inis Meáin is a solitary place, a place of quiet, perfectly suited to relaxation and contemplation. It is has retained more of its historic way of life than its neighbours (although this is sure to be hotly contested).
You can wander the island without being disturbed, and appreciate its rugged natural beauty in peace. On Inis Meáin you will experience the timelessness and charm of an island where the pace of life hasn’t altered in over a century.
The following website and blogs are good sources for those who wish to delve deeper into the character of Inis Meáin and of the other Aran Islands, Inis Oirr and Inis Mor: