Inishmaan (Irish Inis Meáin, older spelling Inis Meadhóin ) is an island of Ireland. It is one of the Aran Islands, which lie in the Galway Bay and is part of County Galway. It is equipped with 912 ha is the second largest inhabited and centrally located of the three main islands of the archipelago.

On Inishmaan 157 people ( as of 2011). From tourism is on Inishmaan to feel less than on the neighboring islands of Inishmore and Inisheer. The island is an important stronghold of traditional Irish culture. She's Gaeltacht region, ie, the Irish language is the main language of the islanders.

Between Inishmaan and Inishmore of Gregory 's Sound, which separates the islands from each other runs. Inishmaan is of Inishmore and from Doolin and Galway, where there are also flights from to reach by boat. Capital of the island is Cora, there is also the harbor Inishmaans.

Inishmaan is considered quietest and most peaceful of the Aran Islands. Even John Millington Synge estimated the serenity and inspiration.

On the island there are the remains of three wedge tombs. Two are located in the district Carrownlisheen (one is under the " Leaba Dhiarmada is Ghrainne " famous National Monument ) and a seriously compromised is Carrowntemple, on the west side of the island.


  • Dun Chonchúir or Doonconor, an oval Dun ( Stone Fort ).
  • Dun Fearbhaí a stone fort from the 4th century. Its special feature is the approximately D-shaped design, which differs from the round or semicircular Duns on Inishmore.
  • Teach Synge ( Synge 's Cottage ), the house in which John Millington Synge in the years 1898 to 1902 spent the summer. It was moved to its original condition and is open for visitors since August 1999.
  • Cathaoir Synge ( Synge 's Chair ), favorite of the author on Inishmaan.