Lodging



Ostan Inis Meain, 353-99-73020, ostaninismeain.com. John Astin's favorite lodging has simple rooms providing a respite from modern-day interruptions. Two nights, with a three-course dinner, begin at about $125.

Inis Meain Guest Suites and Restaurant, 353-86-8266026 inismeain.com. Run by a native chef and his wife from Cork. Accommodations include luxurious suites and complimentary use of bicycles and fish rods. Beginning at about $800 for two nights.



Dining



The Inis Meain Suites' restaurant prepares traditional dishes with local provisions — lobster and crab caught along the coast, and vegetables whose only fertilizer is local seaweed, which are grown in fields sheltered by stone walls. Entrees begin at about $35.

Tig Congaile offers creatively prepared local fare. Entrees from $25. 353-99-73085



Don't miss



Dún Chonchúir. This oval stone fortress, high on a bluff, offers breath-taking views. Nearby is Synge's Chair, a large stone seat on the seacliff's edge.

Teach Synge is the thatched-roof cottage where Synge stayed.

Dún Fearbhaí is an ancient stone fort notable for its unusual square shape.

Cill Cheannanach is a stunningly preserved 8th-century church.

The Church of Mary Immaculate is famed for its magnificent stained-glass windows, designed by the Harry Clarke studios.

Inis Meáin Knitting produces designer-quality knitwear for the international market, including Liberty of London and Barneys New York, with onsite shop and museum.



Information



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