Monthly Archives: February 2013

Seamus And Friend

While on Inis Meain we did quite a bit of hiking, and came across very few people.  One encounter was that of Seamus and friend as they wandered past.  We wondered what work they had been doing, but the intent … Continue reading

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Synge’s Cottage

John Millington Synge was one of the great Irish playwrights at the turn of the 20th century.  After suffering his first attack of Hodgkin’s disease in 1897, he spent his summers on the Aran Islands (Inis Meáin), publishing his book-length journal, The Aran … Continue reading

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Fence

Just as everything is built of adobe in the American southwest and slate in Blaenau Ffestiniog, since the Aran Islands are basically three large rocks off the west coast of Ireland, everything there is built of rocks.  For miles into … Continue reading

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