Inis Meáin is the middle island of the Aran Islands. The landscape is of terraced limestone and is unique in Europe. Over the centuries, limestone has been cleared from the land to make sheltered fields, most of them no more than half an acre in size. The result is hundreds of miles of dry stone walls rambling through the island. Old traditions in farming, fishing, sport, and music are a large part of daily life. Irish is the first language of the small community.
Being the least visited of the Aran Islands, Inis Meáin offers the most peaceful and genuine experience of this unique landscape and culture. It is unusual to encounter anyone on scenic cliff walks to the south of the island, even in July or August. There is just one pub on the island where locals and visitors gather. This tranquillity and simple way of living are what make Inis Meáin special.