Accommodation on the island is of four types – one small hotel, one pub with B&B, a range of private homes offering B&B, and a hostel. For those of a hardy disposition there is also a campsite on the island, but people wishing to use this will need to bring all their own equipment.It is advisable to book in advance, and a list of contact phone numbers is shown below. All but the hostel provide breakfast as part of the daily rate, but hostel living involves providing and preparing your own food. Lunch and dinner are available in the hotel, restaurant, and pubs. It is not our policy to recommend any particular accomodation. Each student must make his/her own arrangements.

During and post Covid the non-islander accommodation situation has changed somewhat, and has not yet settled back into its previous pattern.  Because of this, each student must firstly ensure their chosen accommodation is confirmed BEFORE signing up for Craiceann.  If there are any difficulties, please contact Mícheál Ó hÁlmháin on the island either by phone at +353 099 75067 or email at and he will assist in any way possible.



Baile an Fhormna / Formna Village

Caitríona Uí Chatháin 099 75090 Fáilte Ireland Approved
Máire Ní Fhlatharta 099 75083
Bernadette Seoighe +353 (0) 86 3335663

Baile Thiar / West Village

Ostán Inis Oírr 099 75020 Fáilte Ireland Approved (Hotel)
Ruairí Ó Conghaile 099 75002  (Hotel & B&B)
Máire Searraigh 099 75024  
Máire Foley 099 75037
South Aran House                   099 75073
Lios Éinne +353 (0) 087 9983336/ +353 (0) 0879020568

Baile an tSéipéil / Chapel Village

Pádraig Ó Donncha 099 75000

Baile an Lurgain / Lurgan Village

Siobhán Ní Dhonncha 0860678215


Brú/Hostel: Fáilte Ireland Approved 099 75024


Rua Camping: 083 8633907