These expansive views are reflected in the suite interiors which feature wood, lime, stone, and wool. The suites were created with two guiding goals — firstly to equip guests with tools to best discover our island environment, and secondly to offer optimum privacy, personal space and comfort to complement their island explorations. The suites are open from the middle of March to the end of September. They are offered for 2, 3 and 5 night stays with specific check in days as detailed on our Book page. These four suites are each 50sqm with a 10m long continuous window providing an uninterrupted view of the island and Galway Bay, stretching from the Connemara Mountains to Black Head in the Burren.
The sleeping area features a superking size, iroko bed and the granite tiled, Phillipe Starck bathroom has a wetroom Swadling power shower. The living area includes a couch with cashmere aran-patterned cushions and iroko cabinets housing everything needed to enjoy breakfast from the sill-counter table that runs the length of the panoramic view window. Each suite is entered from its own south-facing seating area outside giving guests their own piece of the island both indoors and out.
The Connemara Suite is sqm and includes a vast living area with stunning wraparound views of the island, Galway Bay and Connemara from a 15m long continuous window to the north and west. It is designed for optimum luxury for two guests. The sleeping area is a separate bedroom with superking size iroko bed and an ensuite, granite tiled, Philippe Starck bathroom with a double wetroom featuring Swadling power showers.
The open plan living area has both a lounge and dining area. The lounge features a large L-couch around a wood burning stove and mini-library. The dining area features iroko teak joinery housing everything needed to enjoy the delivered breakfast from the oak dining table looking out over the panoramic view window. The Connemara Suite is entered from its own expansive, south-facing seating area outside giving guests their own piece of the island both indoors and out. I can understand your reticence about Inis Mor. I always say that seeing a Supermacs just after the boat arrived told me that this wasn't the magical reserve of Gaelic Irish culture that I had expected.
However, as I always say, there's a reason a place becomes touristy and that's because it's worth visiting.
If you can get it off season and to an extent just avoiding a weekend, it still has much to offer. My personal preference is Innis Oirr which is best from Doolin. As Blackgreen says, there is a reason Inishmore is visited by many tourists--it's pretty darn amazing. We went last year in mid-May and stayed overnight.
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There were some tourists during the day, but we managed to avoid them for the most part because we used bikes for self-touring and because we started our touring before the day trippers had arrived on the first ferry. When we got to Dun Aengus, we were the only folks in the Visitor's Center and there were only about a dozen other visitors up at the fort.
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When we got to the Seven Churches, we were the only people there for our entire visit. There were other places we stopped as well where we were the only people there. So, if you can arrange to visit sometime other than high season and if you can stay overnight which we really enjoyed , then a visit to Inishmore can be an enjoyable, tourist-free adventure.
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There are fantastic places to visit that most tourist have never hear of either, you just need to do a little research. I was talking to some locals a while after Supermacs opened and they said that it was seen as the lesser evil when it came to all of the fast food chains, it is after all owned by a Galway company! And, a look at the interaction and influence of the Aran Islands on some Irish writers.
The writer of the article is himself a novelist:. I wouldn't discount Inis Mor either; especially if you decide to stay over a couple of nights. Toney2phones - thanks for your reply.
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