Tag Archives: Aran Islands

The Wall

The most prominent feature of the Aran Islands is the millions of rocks that work to define property boundaries and keep livestock in place.  This is why it seemed so odd to me to find a section that was apparently … Continue reading

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Farewell, Aran Islands

All things must pass and so did our time on the Aran Islands. It was farewell in several ways, but foremost in my mind was how the islands had changed over the past nineteen years. When I first visited there … Continue reading

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Walls And Ground, Aran Islands

If there is one takeaway from the Aran Islands it is that there are rocks. Many, many rocks. It is estimated that there are about 1,000 miles of ancient stone walls to contain livestock and define property ownership. If one were … Continue reading

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Cottage, Aran Islands

Dun Aengus is a fort that dates back about three thousand years, and is pretty much a required location for all visitors to Inishmore. I had visited the fort the last time I was on the Aran Islands in 1995 and this … Continue reading

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O’Briens Castle, Aran Islands

Inisheer is small. Really small, as in around two by three kilometers (about 1.25 by 1.85 miles) with less than 300 inhabitants (although that is almost twice the population of Inishmaan), all clustered together near the harbor. The Aran Islands were the … Continue reading

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Ground, Aran Islands

I believe that most people on the Aran Islands make ends meet through tourism in one form or another. However, that was not always the case. Go back a century and these islands were basically three large rocks off the … Continue reading

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Church, Aran Islands

It is not unusual to see buildings on the Aran Islands that are long abandoned, and any walk through Inishmore will take one past this church, though from the other side.  One of my morning walks the fog was still in the process … Continue reading

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House, Aran Islands

I will be posting a series of images from the Aran Islands that are contained within my folio.  I will also be posting larger images so that they can be downloaded and printed out if anyone wishes. It is sometimes … Continue reading

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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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