Cathaoir Synge

Irish writer J.M. Synge very much made this island famous in modern culture.  He lived on Inis Meáin for considerable time between 1898 and 1902 and drew a lot of inspiration from the island culture. Synge has penned ‘Riders To The Sea’, ‘The Playboy of The Western World’ ; where the main character in this world famous play ‘Playboy of the Western World’ was inspired by a man who was hiding from the authorities and had sought refuge on Inis Meain living in one of the local forts before taking a boat to America. Synge is also credited for his dramatic and accurate account of life on the islands ‘The Aran Islands’.

The small museum ‘Teach Synge’ (The House of Synge) at the old house where Synge used to live is dedicated to the writer and worth a visit for anyone who is curious about Irish history and/ or literature.

Inis Mor Island is conveniently located in the center of The Wild Atlantic Way. It is accessible from both Doolin (The Cliffs of Moher) and Rossaveal (Galway / Connemara). Sligo Galway  -  Connemara -  Doolin -  Cork
Inis Mor, the largest of the three Aran islands at the mouth of Galway Bay on the Atlantic coast of Ireland. Inis Mor is an outstandingly beautiful island, a world heritage site renowned for its stunning landscape and cultural heritage. © Copyright 2017. Inis Mor Islands, The Aran Islands.  All Rights Reserved.