Seamus Heaney described the Aran Islands as “three stepping stones out of Europe”; Inisheer is the smallest of the three Aran Islands in Co Galway. However Inisheer is closer to Co Clare and is an extension of the famous Burren with its rugged landscapes and beautiful flora.
When you step onto Inisheer or Inis Oírr, ‘the island of the east’, you will discover a different world where there are few motorised vehicles and only some 300 people. This really is a haven of peace and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of the rat race.
Smith auctioneers is offering a cottage and lands for sale by public auction. The cottage is situated only a short stroll from the pier that welcomes the boats ashore and the beautiful Strand beach with a white sand shoreline. As you would naturally expect from a property on a small island there are sea views. The accommodation comprises two bedrooms, kitchen/living room, dining room, entrance porch, and bathroom. There are gardens and some outbuildings outside the residence.
The lands are divided into several parcels at the front and back of the island which all enjoy fine views, some onto the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. The lands are traditional for their location with well maintained stone walls, good land where it has been reclaimed, suitable for livestock or sowing vegetables, and some with rock landscapes.
Inisheer is serviced by its own airstrip with flights to and from Connemara Regional Airport at Inverin and by ferry to and from Rosaveal in Co Galway and Doolin in Co Clare.
For further information or to register your interest in this rare opportunity call Austin Payne of Smith auctioneers, 39 Prospect Hill, Galway, phone (091 ) 567331.