Aran Island Journey

  The Aran Islands, they sound exotic, perched off the coast of Ireland, next stop Newfoundland. All I knew of them was the old black and white film, Man of Aran by Robert Flaherty. A dramatic soundtrack accompanying grainy images of rock strewn land, high cliffs and storm lashed coasts. Emphasising how hard a life it was for the few inhabitants of this wild unforgiving landscape.   Our friend, J, had promised a trip out to Inishmore, the largest of the three islands. I wondered if it would be a long, rough boat journey out to this last outpost...

Read More