Category: Local Aran

After the move

I certainly do miss it. Farther away than a breath from centuries old fort my former cottage...

Pure goodness

Almost day by day you can notice the difference; the stretch in the day is becoming longer. And...

Early November

Embedded in a pale blue sky the few clouds are shaped like feathers of a seabird. Pointed...

Bewildered

On a fair day you can spot her coming, even from far way out. She, banríon na farraige or queen of...

Celebrations

Although apparently the weather hesitates in showing her happiness about the completion of winter...

Purification

Purification Like a snugly coiled cat behind the stove, just awaking from a deep and comfortable...

Renewel

It is that time of the year after the storms when the local farmers start to collect the seaweed...

Flying into a new dawn

The first days of the new year have bought a reprieve from storms Eva , Desmond, and Frank which...

Spring is on the way

Early in the morning it is when I step outside. With the darkness the quality of the night is...

Courageous

Wished I could frame them in. . . Sun of October On the wire that early morning not just one but,...

In between

Summer Those familiar sounds of rattling prams sometimes even guided by a “hic” too, coming down...

The Island’s Voice

Another Summer is on the wane.  Though wetter than usual this summer has been a very good one, for...

Inis Meáin goes Russia

Lasta Mara In a split second everything just came back to me; the loud horn for example of the...

Ferragosto on Aran

At present we are inundated with Italian and French visitors coming to enjoy the peace, calm, and...

Generousness

Between night and dawn At dawn Another day, another pair. Even another colour. The same size...

Home coming

Inis Meáin Puffing hole In fact it was only just a tiny little scrap out of your entire life time...

Remembering Aran

In Germany, when I sleep in my highrise apartment in the city centre, I dream of Inis Mór. She...

Midsummer

Midsummer Going down the hill I saw them coming… They just were taking the turn around the corner....

Best place to be

Sure he must have felt his reasons why he slipped in. Was it perhaps the light which shone so...

The Darling Buds of May

Spring has sprung and the cuck00’s and starlings have arrived singing their hearts out. The...

Continuing development

Stillness Only shortly before Easter they were. Early in the morning and just before the sun was...

An Aran Islands Steak

The other morning I saw some farmers moving cattle ‘cows’ and getting ready for the...

The rights of Spring

The season has changed and once again the glorious light of spring bathes the Islands in its...

Óiche Nollag na mBan

The festive season on the island is one of great joy. And the void of the anti climatic feeling...

Aran Summer Produce

It really is summer when all the hard work of tilling the fields at last begins to show. Seeing...

A Good Read

The last few days have been almost tropical with high humidity on Inis Mor. We must consider...

The Man of the Sea.

While I was sitting having my breakfast today I heard on the radio that there were to be a number...

Dún Aonghasa Update

Tourism season in full flow now as hundreds from all over world flock to us daily at Dún Aonghasa....

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