Dun Aonghasa History

Dun Aonghasa History

Who Aongus was is unknown. According to legend , Aonghas belonged to a high ranking dynasty who were displaced from their lands in Co. Meath in the early centuries AD. Another possible candidate, is Aonghus Mac Natfraich, King of Cashel in the 5th Century AD, who had...
Dun Aonghasa Visitor Center

Dun Aonghasa Visitor Center

The Dun Aonghasa Visitor Center is located on the edge of Kilmurvey Craft Village and provides a wealth of information about Dun Aonghasa, the Cliffs,  and The Aran Islands in general. It has a number of presentation outlets and informative educational materials...
Surfing

Surfing

Being that the Island is on the edge of Galway bay, the swells generated make for good surf in certain parts of the Islands. In these times surfers congregate from all parts of the country to take advantage of the big waves. The numbers seem to increase each year with...
Walking

Walking

The Aran Islands landscape makes an ideal setting for walkers of all levels. It is relatively flat although there are some relatively modest higher points so one can can get a good vantage of the entire Island. It is a good idea to wear strong shoes if you are...
Geneology

Geneology

Geneology is the search for family history records for past generations. Genealogy has long had an important position in Irish society. In recent times it has been made more popular with the Man of Aran Film and the growth in the popularity of the Aran Sweater which...