Cill Einne Loop Walk, Inishmore, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, Ireland

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: February 12, 2014
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Galway
  • DistanceInstructions
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  • Distance17.92 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude0 m
  • Peak35 m
  • Climb136 m
  • Descent134 m
The Cill Einne Looped Walk is a moderate 4 to 5 hour (13km) walk on Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands located off the west coast of Co. Galway, Ireland. These stunning islands are home to some great people, attractions and activities to keep you busy for weeks!
 
- From Kilronan this scenic route follows the coast, through Cill Einne onto Iaráirne, past the ancient ring fort Dún Dúchatair (The Black Fort) and finishes back at Kilronan. It pases a number of points of interest including:
 

- On top of a hill outside Cill Einne village is a 7th century church, known as Teampall Bheanáin or St Benan’s Church. The church overlooks Cill Einne bay and the view from it is outstanding.

- An ancient round tower, which dates back to the 10th century, is located just south of Cill Einne. It was destroyed by Cromwellian forces in the 17th century.