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The Seal Colony of Inis Mór

There are several seals that call the shores of Inis Mór their home. The best place to catch a glimpse of these creatures is on the north side of the island. The well established seal colony on Inis Mór is a huge tourist attraction for adults and children alike. These beautiful creatures, grey in colour, [...]

2017-05-05T08:11:46+00:00 September 1st, 2014|Aran Islands|Comments Off on The Seal Colony of Inis Mór

Island People – Considering a life on the Aran Islands

A life on the Aran Islands is certainly something one would dream about. A life surrounded by fishing, farming, culture and nature. However, it may not be suited to everybody. We looked into rent, schools and services, to see how feasible that life really is. Houses are available to rent on the Aran Islands at [...]

2017-05-05T08:15:50+00:00 August 18th, 2014|Aran Islands|Comments Off on Island People – Considering a life on the Aran Islands

TedFest 9

What the heck is Tedfest? Tedfest is the fantastic annual Father Ted fan convention held on the Aran island of Inis Mór. A fan of the hit tv series? Then TedFest 9 is a not to be missed event! The festival celebrates the much-loved Channel 4 programme Father Ted, despite the last episode of Father [...]

2017-05-05T08:18:45+00:00 August 15th, 2014|Aran Islands|Comments Off on TedFest 9

Hillforts and History – Dún Aonghasa

Dún Aonghasa, which has been given the description as "the most magnificent barbaric monument in Europe" stands at the edge of a 100 metre high cliff on the largest of the Aran Islands, Inis Mór. It is just over 7 km from Kilrónan, so many tourists cycle from here, getting the full experience of the [...]

2017-05-05T08:21:38+00:00 August 8th, 2014|Aran Islands|Comments Off on Hillforts and History – Dún Aonghasa

Island People – Deirdre Ní Chinnéide

Deirdre Ní Chinnéide is based at Sli Aonghusa, Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Co. Galway. Deirdre is trained as a psychotherapist and has practiced in Ireland and Kosovo. She is also Ireland's leading singer who is reshaping the genre that has captivated millions, focusing on chants and meditations in music. Celticpassage.com says that "Deirdre offers her [...]

2017-05-05T08:27:18+00:00 July 21st, 2014|Aran Islands|Comments Off on Island People – Deirdre Ní Chinnéide

History of the Islands – The Aran Sweater

The elaborate design of the Aran Sweater was established on the Aran Islands, passed down from generation to generation and is truly a timeless beauty. It has become the ultimate symbol of Irish history and heritage. Each stitch carries its own unique meaning and because there are very few hand Aran Sweater stitchers left they [...]

2017-05-05T08:32:16+00:00 July 7th, 2014|Aran Islands|Comments Off on History of the Islands – The Aran Sweater

Red Bull Cliff Diving 2014

When? June 28 - 29 2014 Where? Inis Mór Island, (Serpent's Lair) Atlantic Ocean What is it? 27 Metres of water, 14 Divers, 1 Winner. 14 divers from nine nationalities, will battle it out on the Irish stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving Competition. Where to stay? - Claí Bán B&B, Kilronan. - Ard [...]

2017-05-05T08:39:56+00:00 June 20th, 2014|Aran Islands|Comments Off on Red Bull Cliff Diving 2014

Inis Oirr Lighthouse, Open House

Saturday, October 12th 11:00am~4:00pm Inis Oírr, Aran Islands This beautiful site brings many visitors to Inis Oírr each year. The Inis Oírr (Inisheer) Lighthouse is an Operational Aid to navigation marking in the southern approaches to Galway Bay. This is one of three on the Aran Islands, the others being Straw Island Lighthouse and Eeragh Lighthouse. [...]

2017-05-05T08:46:12+00:00 September 23rd, 2013|Aran Islands|Comments Off on Inis Oirr Lighthouse, Open House

All Ireland Island Football Tournament

Inis Oírr Aran Islands September 14th & 15th The tournament brings all of Ireland's Island-living communities together for an action filled weekend of Gaelic Football for both women's and men's teams. All of Irelands Island's from Tory to Aranmore participate in the event. Good luck to all the footballers taking place in this weekend’s games!

2017-05-05T08:47:53+00:00 September 1st, 2013|Aran Islands|Comments Off on All Ireland Island Football Tournament