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Fáilte go hÁrainn
Official Guide to the Aran Islands

Flora & Fauna

The close proximity of the Gulf Stream makes for a mild and pleasant climate and also encourages a unique mixture …

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Island Daily Life

The chief source of livelihood on the islands is fishing, tourism and farming. Fishing includes both on-shore and off-shore from …

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Island Writers

The islands are renowned for their writers. One of Ireland’s foremost Irish language poets of the 20th century Máirtín Ó …

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The Aran Sweater

The Aran (or Arran) jumper/sweatertakes its name from the Aran Islands, was popular in the fishing villages on and islands …

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The Man of Aran Film

In 1934 Robert Flaherty launched the ‘ Man of Aran’ film. Filmed on location in Inis Mór it describes the …

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Military Monuments

Caisleáin Aircín( Arkyn Castle)This is situated on the shore side of the road before Cill Éinne pier and village. The …

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