Loch Mór

An Loch Mór

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Last Updated : 19 January 2023

An Loch Mór, Inisheer, County Galway

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Loch Mór (in English, Big Lake) is the only freshwater lake on Inis Oírr, located just off the road to the Plassey Shipwreck. Evidence suggests that in the past, the Aran Islands were covered with forestland, however, today they are characterized by a rocky barren landscape. The Loch provides visitors with an opportunity to find solitude and peace around its tranquil waters.

Located off the west coast of Ireland lies a hidden gem, the Aran Islands. This group of three islands has long been a tourist destination, offering a unique view of Irish culture and history. One hugely popular spot is Loch Mór, a freshwater lake located on Inis Oírr. Here you’ll find breath-taking natural beauty, an fascinating historical perspective, and plenty of fun activities to enjoy. Let’s take a closer look at all that Loch Mór has to offer!

Loch Mór : Historical Perspective

The Aran Islands are some of the oldest landmasses in, or around, Ireland. The islands were once covered by forests before being cleared for farming in Neolithic times. Today, visitors can explore the ruins of old castles, monasteries, and churches scattered across the landscape; each come with their own legends and stories.


Exploring the Natural Beauty of Loch Mór

Getting to Loch Mór is easy; there are three ferries that run between Rossaveal in Clare and Inis Oírr every day between April and October. Once you arrive on the island, you can rent a bike or walk to get to the lake itself, but of course, we recommend you book Wanderly Wagon !! When visiting Loch Mór you should expect lots of greenery and peacefulness—perfect for those looking to escape from city life for an afternoon! You can take leisurely walks around the lake or simply sit back and relax while taking in all of its natural beauty.

Loch Mór is home to some incredible native flora and fauna that bring color and life to this tranquil spot. There are many species of plants here including heathers, grasses, mosses, ferns and wildflowers. If you keep your eyes peeled you may even be lucky enough to spot an elusive hare or badger ! The atmosphere here also provides wonderful opportunities for bird watching as well as fishing during certain times of year. It’s no wonder why so many people flock here year after year—it truly lives up to its reputation as one of Ireland’s most beautiful places !


Loch Mór will be a highlight of your Inis Oírr trip, and your trip to the Aran Islands. There is something for everyone who enjoys exploring nature – whether it be photography enthusiasts looking for new inspiration or those simply seeking peace and quiet. Here you will find not only stunning scenery but also historical relics, an insight into Ireland’s past, as well as numerous opportunities for outdoor activities. So if you’re ever looking for an idyllic destination filled with natural beauty then make sure to put this loch on your list! With so much going on at Loch Mór it’s no wonder why it’s such a popular spot… don’t miss out on this amazing experience !