Aran Islands is a group of three islands (we went to the largest, Inishmore) off the western coast near Doolin and Galway. To get there you can take a boat for about an hour or you can take a plane. The plane cost more, but the flight is only 8 minutes long. Since we were not spending the night on the island we decided to take the plane to get there quickly.
Once we got off the plane we took a tour of the island and then spent some time enjoying an overpriced lunch in town.