An Aran Islands Day Trip

    Take a day trip to the Aran Islands for an authentic Irish experience. Here you can get away from ABSOLUTELY everything. The barren and rugged landscape is unique and beautiful. Irish is still spoken daily, and age-old traditions remain prevalent.  ...
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After the move

I certainly do miss it. Farther away than a breath from centuries old fort my former cottage dwelling hardly was. A lovely and quiet spot and just below the top terrace which provides an all-round view over the island too. Dún Chonchúir When one comes, and visit Inis...
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Lá na ceapaire or the day of the sandwich, New Years’ Day

Even the thrush did not give his early morning concert. Walking under a deep blue sky with some stars still shining brightly from above and a sea with glittering foam caps beside me the strong wind was my only companion. Rough weather It seemed as if there were even...
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A glance into island life

Time of daylight is almost rounded and the moon, soon be full, has taking over. End of the day Full Moon With a subtle touch, she soothes nature into a wholesome sleep leaving a trace of lavender coloured cover on the endless slabs of limestone. Lavender coloured The...
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Pure goodness

Almost day by day you can notice the difference; the stretch in the day is becoming longer. And with the prevailing of daylight above the dark winter the three months of winter are over. Early February It has not taken long though for this past winter has been rather...
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Fermanagh Farmers Visit AranLIFE

The AranLIFE project had a visit last week of farmers from another large limestone area of Ireland, South West Fermanagh. The Fermanagh limestone grasslands are part of the West Fermanagh Scarplands SAC and the Marlbank ASSI and are also a farmed area with a High...
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Early November

Embedded in a pale blue sky the few clouds are shaped like feathers of a seabird. Pointed southwards they are strongly driven by the wind coming from the north and blowing over Inis Meáin. It is cold this early morning but it is dry and that is the main thing. A fair...
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Bewildered

On a fair day you can spot her coming, even from far way out. She, banríon na farraige or queen of the sea. Well, a queen she definitely is but in her own right, I would say. The way for example she presents herself, every morning and every evening, is endearing; with...
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Accommodation-Inis-mor-Inishmore

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Accommodation Inis Oirr (Inisheer)

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An Aran Islands Day Trip

    Take a day trip to the Aran Islands for an authentic Irish experience. Here you can get away from ABSOLUTELY everything. The barren and rugged landscape is unique and beautiful. Irish is still spoken daily, and age-old traditions remain prevalent.  ...

read more

After the move

I certainly do miss it. Farther away than a breath from centuries old fort my former cottage dwelling hardly was. A lovely and quiet spot and just below the top terrace which provides an all-round view over the island too. Dún Chonchúir When one comes, and visit Inis...

read more

A glance into island life

Time of daylight is almost rounded and the moon, soon be full, has taking over. End of the day Full Moon With a subtle touch, she soothes nature into a wholesome sleep leaving a trace of lavender coloured cover on the endless slabs of limestone. Lavender coloured The...

read more

Pure goodness

Almost day by day you can notice the difference; the stretch in the day is becoming longer. And with the prevailing of daylight above the dark winter the three months of winter are over. Early February It has not taken long though for this past winter has been rather...

read more

Fermanagh Farmers Visit AranLIFE

The AranLIFE project had a visit last week of farmers from another large limestone area of Ireland, South West Fermanagh. The Fermanagh limestone grasslands are part of the West Fermanagh Scarplands SAC and the Marlbank ASSI and are also a farmed area with a High...

read more

Early November

Embedded in a pale blue sky the few clouds are shaped like feathers of a seabird. Pointed southwards they are strongly driven by the wind coming from the north and blowing over Inis Meáin. It is cold this early morning but it is dry and that is the main thing. A fair...

read more

Bewildered

On a fair day you can spot her coming, even from far way out. She, banríon na farraige or queen of the sea. Well, a queen she definitely is but in her own right, I would say. The way for example she presents herself, every morning and every evening, is endearing; with...

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Celebrations

Although apparently the weather hesitates in showing her happiness about the completion of winter season, I feel, smell and I can even see spring is there. Albeit the day appears to be dull there is always a glint of sun emerging unexpectedly. Sometimes I feel her...

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Purification

Purification Like a snugly coiled cat behind the stove, just awaking from a deep and comfortable sleep. Drowsily she blinks with her eyes as if to consider whether it is worthwhile to enervate further action while she is still in a trance of slumber. Lingering she...

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Renewel

It is that time of the year after the storms when the local farmers start to collect the seaweed for their fields . Looking at this abundant resource that nature provides one is constantly amazed by the painterly richness, color, tones, and textures. Through the...

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Flying into a new dawn

The first days of the new year have bought a reprieve from storms Eva , Desmond, and Frank which battered the western shores with a ferocity few of us can remember.   Having enjoyed a glorious October and November when the island reigned supremely in the beautiful...

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Spring is on the way

Early in the morning it is when I step outside. With the darkness the quality of the night is still around me; it feels comfortable. Like a woolen blanket wrapped around me. There is no wind and the sky is clear. No clouds are to be seen. Venus, one of the planets, is...

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Courageous

Wished I could frame them in. . . Sun of October On the wire that early morning not just one but, if I counted well, seventy or even more of them were there. Side by side, completely immersed in toileting themselves for the day to come. Then, all of a sudden, breaking...

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In between

Summer Those familiar sounds of rattling prams sometimes even guided by a “hic” too, coming down the road is still in my ear and so is the almost penetrating sizzling of tyres of the bicycles on wet tarmacan hurrying down the hill, with suddenly a hold on at the...

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The Island’s Voice

Another Summer is on the wane.  Though wetter than usual this summer has been a very good one, for I have spent many happy days on each of the Aran Islands.   They have become my special place to roam, to bird-watch, and to daydream.  Each visit brings a new awareness...

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Mountain Biking on Inishmore

If you are really serious about exploring Inishmore Island’s  hidden gems, and getting off the beaten track then it is important you have a solid, reliable, and sturdy mountain that can withstand some of the gravel roads. These ladies hired out two of the latest...

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A birthday cycle on the Aran Islands

A growing ritual for groups of friends visiting the Aran Islands is to rent a cycle and explore Inis Mor in theme style. This particular group are celebrating a birthday and have cycled with a blow up cake. The post A birthday cycle on the Aran Islands appeared first...

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Inis Meáin goes Russia

Lasta Mara In a split second everything just came back to me; the loud horn for example of the Lasta Mara, the freight boat, which brought the biggest secret ever and the very first dug potatoes of the season donated out of gratitude for her coming. Fertilizer for...

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Sunny cycling on Inis Mor

Inis Mor this summer has once again bought us with excellent weather conditions. Here are a couple of snaps of two canadian visitors enjoying their rented bikes in the sun.   The post Sunny cycling on Inis Mor appeared first on Aran Bike Hire. Source: bike...

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Ferragosto on Aran

At present we are inundated with Italian and French visitors coming to enjoy the peace, calm, and cool weather we have been having this summer as opposed to the inferno, heat and humidity that they have been experiencing on the continent. I am reminded of an anecdote...

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Why Lúghnása (August)?

Daybreak in August One minute later In a couple of minutes the coloured scene in front of me changed completely. Amazing atmosphere While it was growing from dark, darker into darkest, Dark Darker Darkest I came to understand why you would not speak here on Inis Meáin...

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A romantic cycle on Inis Mor

  Heading off for a romantic cycle ride on Inis Mor Island is this lovely couple who hired bikes from Boston. Jennifer hired the new 2015 red retro bike and Anthony hired the new 2015 male mountain bike model. For a romantic cycle ride we recommend to head up to...

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Generousness

Between night and dawn At dawn Another day, another pair. Even another colour. The same size though. Nearly every morning around the same time I lay down a different pair on the brown polished shelf. Pure pleasure it is for me to give them their nicely tugged in...

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Home coming

Inis Meáin Puffing hole In fact it was only just a tiny little scrap out of your entire life time on the island that I got to know you. For it was here on Inis Meáin that you were born and bred. Amongst your family, your brothers and sisters and all those living...

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Love, Relationships & Island Living

I called up to a friend of mine, called Niall some time ago and I could only say that Niall really is a man of Aran --- he is a first class fisherman, a champion oarsman, a builder of walls or indeed anything, he is a tremendous father and husband and I know he'd...

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Midsummer

Midsummer Going down the hill I saw them coming… They just were taking the turn around the corner. A good big bunch of them all together. And they really were speeding! May be this happened because they just now lost their coats? Then, all of a sudden there was that...

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Inis Mor – Cycling past the Lighthouse

Bike Hire on Inis Mor in Summer This is a lovely evening photograph of a lady cycling on Frenchmans beach on Inis Mor Island. The bike hired here is one of the newest ones for hire on Inis Mor Island. It is a distinctive red color and features 21 gears, a sturdy front...

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Best place to be

Sure he must have felt his reasons why he slipped in. Was it perhaps the light which shone so brightly from the inside or maybe the heavenly sounds elicited from the harp? Anyway both of them had the quality to prepare him a warm welcome. Actually thinking back, I...

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The Aran Islands are  located in the middle of the Wild Atlantic Way. They are reached by Ferry from Rossaveal (which is the port when coming from Connemara & Galway). The Aran Islands are also accessible by Ferry from Doolin which is close to the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. There is also a small flight service to the Aran Islands.

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The Wild Atlantic Way

The Aran Islands are  located in the middle of the Wild Atlantic Way. They are reached by Ferry from Rossaveal (which is the port when coming from Connemara & Galway). The Aran Islands are also accessible by Ferry from Doolin which is close to the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. There is also a small flight service to the Aran Islands.

Learn More about The Wild Atlantic Way

The Aran Islands

The Aran Islands
Guide to the three Aran Islands, Inis Mor Island, Inis Meain Island, Inis Oirr Island. © 2017 aranislands.ie