Things to see
The island has two ancient stone forts, Conor's Fort "Dún Chonchúir" is an ancient oval pre-christian fort with views over the islands other sites and the sea. Dan Fearbhaí is an unusual rectangular shaped fort which dates from the 4th century A.D.
Synge's Cottage or "Teach Synge" is the cottage that John Millington Synge stayed on the island during the summers from 1898 to 1902 a guest to the Mac Donnchadha family. It was here he is said to have got inspiration for his plays The Playboy of the Western World, Riders to the Sea, from stories he heard while on Inishmaan. The house he stayed in, Teach Synge, was inhabited by descendants of the Mac Donnchadha family until the 1970s, when it began to fall into disrepair. It has been restored to its original condition, and has been open to the public since August 1999.
Synge's Chair or "Cathaoir Synge" was the writer's favourite place on the island, situated as it is overlooking Inishmore and the Atlantic.
The Church of John the Baptist is famous for its Harry Clarke stained glass windows.
This is a local enterprise since the 1970's and an important local employer. There is a factory shop where you can browse through a range of knitwear fashion items. Often bargain boxes are available.
Cro Mhairtin Danach offers beautiful locally made crafts.
When you add in the stunning vistas of sea, sky, sand and stone the island is a visual treat to be discovered.