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The Greenhouse Self Catering Accommodation

Built in 1914, The Green House is a self catering house, idyllically located on the coast road by Manistir harbour. It is just over a mile from Kilronan village and is 3 miles from Kilmurvey village, Kilmurvey beach and Dún Aengus.

The house has retained much of its old world charm and is beautifully located with wonderful vistas of the Connemara mountains, Galway Bay and is also within walking distance of a number of historical sites e.g. St Ciarán’s monastery and St Asurnaí’s convent are both a 5 minute walk away and for one of the most amazing viewing points on the island, Dún Eochla, which is situated at the highest point of the island – the view from there is breathtaking as is the walk there. Nearby are some good fishing spots and a number of beaches as well as the seal sanctuary.

The Green House is ideal for families and small groups. It can cater for 9 people comfortably. It is a storey and a half if you like; there are 4 bedrooms, two doubles and 2 rooms with 3 single beds, one bathroom, kitchen, dining room / sitting room and a common room upstairs. It is heated by a very efficient stove coal / wood / peat. So if you want to explore Aran’s wonderful landscape and history or just relax and read those books that you have shelved, the Green House is just for you.

So, if you are interested in booking or renting please contact us

Phone: 087 688 0688




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Kilmurvey – 2 miles west, (turn right as you go out main entrance). It is a beautiful blue flag beach. Lifeguards are normally there from 12pm to 5 pm.

Na Muilte – 1 mile east (turn left as you go out main gate) towards Kilronan second boithrín on left. There can be a strong undercurrent and children would need to be supervised.

Frenchman’s Beach – This is located past the main harbour or down past the playground. There is a pebbled section and further along a sandy beach.

Beach at the pier – whilst it can be safe to swim there, it is advisable to be vigilant for broken glass and other forms of rubbish. Due to its proximity to the pubs it tends to be littered.

Sean Céibh – the old pier, opposite the main pier, beside the Carraig Donn shop, supervision necessary. It is deep.

An Poll Móir – it is the first beach when heading from Kilronan towards Dún Dubhcathair

For more details call Cyril +353 (0)87 6880688

Island Ferries

Burkes Bike Hire

Aran Bike Hire

Oliver Faherty / Taxi – Bus 087 2356584


We have the second largest playground in the country and there is something for all ages from toddlers to teenagers. It is located in Kilronan.


During the summer months there are several places to eat in the Kilronan and Kilmurvey. Some close during the winter or have earlier closing times.


The Hotel and Pier House serves food all day.

All the pubs do food during the day.

Joe Macs – toasties are a must.

The American Bar and Watty’s do evening meals.

Man of Aran Crafts for good coffee

Lios Aonghusa 9.30am – 5.30pm


Day time only

Suanda Caoch and Tigh Nain Pheadaí

Open 10am – 4.30pm summer / 3.30pm winter

Aran Walking Tours also recommends accommodation with the following :-

Pier House

Phone: 099 61417


Sea Crest

Phone: 099 61292     Mobile:087 1616507


Aran Islands Hotel

Phone: 099 61104



Tour Testimonials

Hi Chris, I just wanted to thank you so much for a wonderful weekend. Ger and I had a thoroughly enjoyable time in Wales with you and I particularly wanted to thank you for your patience on Saturday as I took forever to descend Snowdon, I know. I will keep up the walking and hopefully you will see a big improvement the next time we meet. Thanks for everything, the hotel, the transport and all the great knowledge that you showed of the beautiful area of Wales that we all enjoyed so well. We'll see you for another trip soon, no doubt.

- Terri Cullen

Dear Christopher, Teresa and Anouk, We enjoyed very much our tour in Antrim. Amazing nature, spectacular views, excellent B&B's. Good weather also. No complaints at all. Next year the lake district, maybe.

- Josee and Eddy Wyns - Belgium

Hi Christopher, I am writing to ensure that you don¥t forget about the "Donegal & Antrim Group 2009" ;=) because I definitely won¥t. Thanks again for the beautiful week! Now, my family and friends feel that if they ever travel to Ireland they should go walking with you...and they are not allowed to go without me ;=). I really would like to walk the Wicklow Way (...immediately ;=) ) so it is very likely that I come back! P.S.: I'm going camping this week-end - thanks to your packing list I have my own flash light for the first time ;=)

- Ulrike Hoffman - Germany
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