The Aran Islands
The Aran Islands are located just off the Connemara coastline in Co Galway. A true Irish experience awaits, locals speak Irish as well as English in a setting of Celtic churches of historical significance including World Heritage site Dun Aonghasa which is set on dramatic 300 ft cliff edge.
The Aran Islands, comprising of Inis Mór (Inishmore), Inis Meáin (Inishmaan), and Inis Oírr (Inisheer). The largest of the three, and furthest west, is Inis Mór, also known as Aranmore. The middle island, both in terms of size and location, is Inis Meáin, and the smallest and most eastern of the three is little Inis Oírr. Irish is the principal language on all three Aran Islands, and it’s use is jealously guarded by the islanders who understand its importance to both the revival of the Irish language, and to the survival of their own economy.