Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhóir, Arranmore Island, County Donegal, Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way - Slí An Atlantaigh Fhiáin

Arranmore Waymarked Walks- Slí Árainn Mhóir

Comharthaí Siúlóide & Comharthaí Bóithre
The marked walk around Oileán Árainn Mhóir is sign posted Slí Árainn Mhóir which is part of Bealach na Gaeltachta, a National Waymarked Way. The Slí Árainn Mhóir walk begins and ends at the ferry ports at Leadhb Gharbh. The views in all directions along the walk are stunning and the western half of the route is particularly remote.

Download Arranmore Island Walking Route Guide
Distance: Approximately 14 kms
Time: 4 - 5 hours
Public Transport: Córas Taistil Tuaithe/Rural Trasnport Services
Terrain: Quiet roads, rough track,
Grading: Moderate

Please note: Although the route is graded only moderate, it can be isolated in places, appropriate clothing and footwear should be worn, and consideration given to weather conditions likely to be encountered.

Download Donegal Islands Walking Routes Guide

Donegal Islands Walks - Walking Routes Tory, Arranmore, Gola

For further information:
Further information about walking on Oileán Árainn Mhóir, can be obtained by contacting the Arranmore Island Development Co-op
on 074 9520533/9520995.
How to get here

Bealach na Gaeltachta, Dún na nGall is a set of long distance walking routes which have been developed as a national Waymarked Way by Donegal County Council and Údarás na Gaeltachta in association with Bord Fáilte. These routes have been developed in the Donegal Gaeltacht and islands. A total of 290 kms provides the walker with many opportunities to sample the unique landscape, culture and heritage of the region.

There are four primary circular routes. Three of the routes are linked by a walk. Slí an Earagail & Slí na Rossan have links to the islands where waymarked walks have also been developed.

Most sections of Slí an Earagail & Slí na Rosann follow tracks or minor roads.

For general information on walking in County Donegal, contact Fáilte Ireland North West on 074 9121160 or visit or

A few facts about Oileán Árainn Mhóir...
Length: 5.5 miles
Width: 3 miles
Coastline: 17 miles
Population: 522, rising to over 1000 in summer months

Islands between Ailt an Chorráin/Burtonport and Oileán Árainn Mhóir/Arranmore Island: