PEOPLE & CULTURE
On this island you can see a traditional way of life practised by an Irish speaking community of some 252 people. The Celtic culture and the beauty of the place will add a distinct flavour to this very special place. Inis Oírr has its own distinctive culture of song, dance and music.
The sea has played a big part in island life throughout the centuries. It has provided the islanders with food, in famine years saving them from starvation, and protected them in times of invasion.
The islanders have also been treated cruelly by the sea; it has often left them isolated during storms, cutting them off from the mainland, and also medical aid. The sea has claimed many islanders' lives. The islanders have a healthy respect for the sea, in terms of both the advantages and dangers it brings.