To See
Inis Meáin isn’t for everybody. If you get bored easily, need shopping centres and burgers, panic when you have no connection for your mobile phone or don’t like walking it is not the place for you…
Historic sites

Dún Chonchúir
Dún Chonchúir
is an impressive oval fortress from pre-christian times. Built on a great height, it has breath-taking views of the Island and the neighbouring islands. Entrance is free and you will often have it to yourself.
Dún Fearbhaí is the second stone fort on the island, over-looking the old pier, this fort is most notable for its unusual shape, almost square in shape as opposed to the normal round shape. It is even more quiet. You can follow the road to the rugged beautiful coast on the back of the island.



Teach Synge (Synge’s cottage)
This 300 year old restored thatched cottage, on the road just before you head up to the fort Dún Chonchúir, is where the writer JM Synge spent his summers between 1898 and 1902. It gives a great impression of traditional island life and costums. The conservator, Ms Theresa Ni Fhatharta, the great granddaughter of Synge's hosts can tell you everything about him. Memorabilia includes photographs, drawings and letters.



Synge's Chair
At the desolate western edge of the island, Synge's Chair is a lookout at the edge of a sheer limestone cliff with the surf from Gregory's Sound booming below. The cliff ledge is often sheltered from the wind, so do as Synge did and find a comfortable stone seat to take it all in.

The church of Mary Immaculate
is famed for its magnificent stained-glass windows designed by the Harry Clarke studios and its alter designed by Padraig Pearse's father. The door is always open. It is a very serene place for contemplation.



Cill Cheannannach (Church of the Cannons)
This 8th or 9th century building commemorates St. Gregory. It is located near the old pier and surrounded by the old graveyard.