Aran Walkers Lodge

We are based on the Aran Islands - Inis Mór the largest of the three Aran Islands. The Aran Islands attract tourist from all over the world.Our Lodge is situated near the great Celtic Fort Dún Aonghasa. You are guaranteed to have an authentic Irish experience through language music, history food and drink. By day you can enjoy the stunning scenery and by night enjoy the nightlife with food drink and live music in pubs and restaurants.

We now welcome applications for both volunteer workers and those with specific skills that require and are eligible for paid employment. Specific skills in media, management or cooking required. We provide an unbelievable base for the visitor and worldpackers to explore Inis Mór. I am native of the Island and I have a great love for the place. You will have access to cooking, wifi and bike hire as part of our offering. You will be provided with food and accommodation - an ensuite room sharing with other Worldpackers in a house close to a blue flag beach. Candidates should be social, positive, fit, healthy and willing to work as a team. The workschedule will be 4 / 5 hours work every morning - housekeeping , cooking etc. Employment may be available for those allowed to work at our base and payment will be made at local rates. We encourage worldpackers to use the island as a base and spend their days of travelling together to Galway City , Doolin, The Cliffs of Moher and Connemara to get the most out of your cultural visit.

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This was my first world packer's experience, and it was a wonderful one. Sean was an amazing, kind-hearted, and generous host. The island was breathtakingly beautiful and serene. Whenever the weather was good, Sean would allow me to leave early and go check out the island and all its sites either by walking or by bikes available at the lodge. He would also give me a ride back into the village if I ever needed anything or whenever I needed to go to the pier to take the ferry to Galway City. I would highly recommend this place for any volunteer.

29 days ago

Seán replied

Thank you Kiran for your kind words as well as all the help and guidance that you gave us during your stay. You did make an impact! I am glad that you enjoyed your time with us. I wish you the best of luck in all adventures. Kind regards, Seán.



The island and the lodge are also a nice place! Sean is a respectful and very committed gentleman. However, he did not meet the expectations of what was agreed upon! maybe because he was focused on another project! I ended up working long hours and most of the time I did everything myself! The work itself is not difficult, but it becomes tiring and heavy when not done as a team! That's why there should be a scale of activities so that volunteers can take turns and help each other! Above all, I'm grateful for the opportunity and it made me learn a lot about valuing my work and knowing my limits

about 1 month ago

Seán replied

Thank you Yohanna for your assistance for the past month. I am sorry that you had to leave a little bit early. We had a few busy days - however the amount of work for the three of us was not huge. You decided on your workload and did not ask for assistance. There was a breakdown of communication and I am sorry for this. .You were working with another person and the workload was to be shared. Your health is very important and taking care of that is the right thing to do. Best wishes.. Seán.



I spent two months at the Lodge, it was an amazing experience. Sean, the host, is a really welcoming, fair and goodhearted person. The place where the Lodge is, in my opinion, is the most beautiful spot on Inishmore. The work was pleasant (because involves so many people from all over the world), fair and not too hard. I had plenty of free time for visiting every corner of this beautiful island, meeting local people and enjoying the cozy and welcoming atmosphere of the village and its pubs. I highly recommend this place and this host!

8 months ago

Seán replied

Thank you Ester!. We were very happy with the contribution that you made to the Lodge in 2022. All of us appreciated your kindness, skill, focus on work and interest.
We hope to see you on the Island again next summer.
Kind regards, Seán.



El hostal es precioso y la habitación de equipo es genial. Puedes oír las olas del mar. Una experiencia espectacular para conectar con la cultura irlandesa y la naturaleza. El supermercado y el pub de la isla están a media hora en bicicleta o una hora andando. El anfitrión es muy amable y hace que disfrutes tu estancia y de tu experiencia al máximo, lo recomiendo y repetiría sin dudarlo.

9 months ago



I had never volunteered before and my first time was at Aran Walkers Lodge and it couldn't have been better. The place is very peaceful and welcoming. There is beautiful scenery everywhere you look. The tasks at the hostel are simple. The host is very friendly and always helped me in any way he could, he makes you feel at home. I was lucky enough to meet wonderful people during my stay. I highly recommend this place.

9 months ago

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