‘It’s a place of heart” – The Aran Islands

‘It’s a place of heart.” Máirán Uí Chomáin said to me recently when I explained why I made the trip to Inis Mor with my family. I couldn’t describe the Aran Islands better. I’ve been born and bred by the sea in the Dublin area. The sea dominates my life. At night I can hear the waves crashing on the rocks below, during the day the sea breeze wafts through the house. I’m never happier than when I’m by the sea. I don’t know why I feel so inextricably linked to the islands. Maybe it’s to do with the...

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