Photos of Aran Islands Scenery
The Aran Islands which are located off the Galway coast are cushioned on one side by Galway Bay and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. The Aran Islands comprises of three individual islands of which Inis Mor is the largest. The other two are Inis Meain and Inis Oirr. Upon arrival on the Aran Islands you will notice most of the landscape is made up of limestone rock in the form of cliffs, bolders and stone walls. Dun Aengus which is a stone fort in the formation of a semi circle on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Atlantic is claimed to be one of the best examples of its kind in the world. The Island pubs offer a variety of traditional entertainment with local musicians providing what are often impromptu music sessions. Here too you will experience the best in Ceili dancing and sean nos singing which is a solo effort not unaccompanied by music. The Aran Jumper or Sweater was a very popular and essential piece of clothing which was mainly worn by the Islands fishermen. These jumpers were knitted by the wives of the fishermen with untreated wools that retained their oils which made the jumper resistant to water and allowed the fishermen wear them in all types of weather. There is a ferry to and from the Islands several times daily.