Travel Blogs from Aran Islands, Ireland

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Stones, stones, and more stones!, Inishmore, Ireland travel blog

Stones, stones, and more stones!

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Today we were setting off to the Aran Islands.  There are 3 different ones, and they all have very small populations, practice some traditional farming, and are skattered with old ruins.  We set off to the Tourist Information ...

An Island of Stone, Aran Islands, Ireland travel blog

An Island of Stone

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... the morning unsure of what we were going to do for the day, but after going to an information centre we decided to go to the Aran Islands and check out a 3000 year old fort that was there. We drove west of Galway to where we could catch the ferry over to ...

Lost and Found Again -- European Escapades, Aran Islands, Ireland travel blog

Lost and Found Again -- European Escapades

A travel blog entry by onceinalifetime

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... who picked up his prized Canadians and delivered us to our caretaker. Thanks dude. ------------ I managed to talk Erin into biking the Aran Islands with me not five days later, still full of aches and pains. Silly girl! Just doesn't learn, does she? ...

Cheap sweaters - from China - no more?, Aran Islands, Ireland travel blog

Cheap sweaters - from China - no more?

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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The Aran islands is famous for its sweaters - made of wool, warm and each with its own family-based design. These were used to identify lost fishermen. Before the use of dental record matching or DNA samples. Even though the west of Ireland has been ...

Return to Galway, Kilronan, Inishmore, Aran Islands, to Galway, Ireland travel blog

Return to Galway

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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I bestowed my birthday flowers on the old lady who helps her daughter run the B&B. (It's a family affair, with the preteen children helping out too.) She was tickled pink. I felt bad letting them go, but her pleasure was worth it. Then I caught the ...

Dun Aengus/Dun Aonghasa, Kilronan,  Inishmore, Aran Islands, Ireland travel blog

Dun Aengus/Dun Aonghasa

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... time I was done, it was still raining. I decided I'd better get going anyway. Rain doesn't usually last long in Galway, but the Aran Islands are right out in the ocean and I didn't know what to expect from the weather. So I brushed off my bike seat as ...

Happy Birthday To Me!, Kilronan, Inishmore, Aran Islands, Ireland travel blog

Happy Birthday To Me!

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... St. Brendan's B&B, in the town of Kilronan, on the island of Inishmore, largest of the Aran Islands, off the west coast of the Republic of Ireland. I have to say...That's a pretty impressive-sounding place to spend a birthday. (Though leaving a ...

The Black Fort, Kilronan, Inishmore, Aran Islands, Ireland travel blog

The Black Fort

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... my senses and what little my guidebook told me. Later I would learn that there are many of these promontory cliff forts in Ireland, but their age is a mystery--Ireland has so many archaeological sites that it can't excavate them all. The best guess is ...

Leaving the Island, Inishmore, Ireland travel blog

Leaving the Island

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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On Saturday night, I wrenched myself from my homebody cocoon and checked out the pub scene. I was joined by my two dormmates, Rosin and Sarah, and several staff from the hostel. We listened to live music and watched the crowd, mostly Irish tourists, ...

The Aran Islands, Inishmore, Ireland travel blog

The Aran Islands

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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I arrived on the Aran Islands weary of city travel. I felt ready for the countryside, I was yearning for peace and quiet. Inishmore, the largest of the archipelago, has delivered. We all have places where the land speaks to us, and Inishmore is one of ...

Man of Aran, Inishmore, Ireland travel blog

Man of Aran

A travel blog entry by efrohoff

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... ruined homes leftover from the potato famine, as the  guide relates the famine was not as devastating on the islands, as the inhabitants could supplement their diet with fish. Nevertheless the island is loosing population rapidly, as evident by the ...

Aran Islands, Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Ireland travel blog

Aran Islands

A travel blog entry by ckaczma

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Inis Moore, Aran Islands, Ireland travel blog

Inis Moore

A travel blog entry by hilarycg

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From Gallway, it is a short boat ride out to the Arran Islands, which have an almost desolately beautiful aire about them. There we stayed at the Mannor House and lucked out getting bumped into a private room (we had had little privacy the whole trip) ...

Inis Oirr, Aran Islands, Ireland travel blog

Inis Oirr

A travel blog entry by leann-robyn

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... ". Similar thought process applied in our island decision dilemma. Minus the soft bed of course. There's three Aran islands off the West coast of Ireland. The largest and most popular amongst tourists being Inis Mor. The midsized and quietest being Inis ...

bringin mum and dad to the island!, Inishmore, Ireland travel blog

bringin mum and dad to the island!

A travel blog entry by lindsey-canada

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We had a very short but GREAT stay!  Couldn't have asked for better weather and a better time.  uinseon took time off work to drive me mum and dad around the island.  They fell in love with it just as much as I did!  We stayed at ...

ALWAYS ask whats in the trophy cup B4 U drink it! , Aran Islands, Ireland travel blog

ALWAYS ask whats in the trophy cup B4 U drink it!

A travel blog entry by lindsey-canada

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Just got back from the AMAZING Aran Islands!!! I just went for the day and over night yesterday, the weather has been SO HOT HOT HOT lately that on my one day off I knew I needed to get out of town!  Dave was going in the night but I harassed him to ...

the Aran island, Inishmore, Inishmore, Ireland travel blog

the Aran island, Inishmore

A travel blog entry by mmgill

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... another night in Galway it is.  Hopefully better than last night? But really, everyone should go to the Aran islands if you ever visit Ireland.  It's absolutely amazing.  Especially on a sunny day.  I wish we had more time there ...

So a priest goes into a bar......, Aran Islands, Ireland travel blog

So a priest goes into a bar......

A travel blog entry by lindsey-canada

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WOW what a CRAZY weekend!  I am too exhausted right now to write all about it so I will just post all my photos and tomorrow I will try and tell you ALL about my crazy weekend!  Father Ted Weekend is CRAZY and I had the time of my ...

Stone walls for days, Aran Islands, Ireland travel blog

Stone walls for days

A travel blog entry by hollyplunkett

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We took a bus and Ferry to the Aran Islands for the day. It was the cutest little Island with so many stone walls, llight houses, a ship wreck and lots of ...

Legs Eleven, Aran Islands, Ireland travel blog

Legs Eleven

A travel blog entry by lindsey-canada

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That operantly was my new nickname from the weekend!  I have a few more crazy photos and then i will write my entry.  I am EXHAUSTED still from the ...

A Barren Wasteland, Inishmore, Ireland travel blog

A Barren Wasteland

A travel blog entry by sparsel

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Today we woke up early to pack our things, get breakfast and buy ferry tickets to head to the Aran Islands. It was hard to pack quietly to not wake up the other roommates but we tried. When we were finished we headed to the bus and took a trip to the port ...

Home Sweet Home!!!, Inishmore, Ireland travel blog

Home Sweet Home!!!

A travel blog entry by lindsey-canada

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So i am back in Galway/Aran Islands!!!  It was a LONGGG day on sat!  had to get up at 4 am and got into Galway at 8pm!  went out on the tare with Zoe then had to drag my ass on sunday over to Aran!  Visiting with dave and my Island ...

Lovely Day for a Bike Ride, Aran Islands, Ireland travel blog

Lovely Day for a Bike Ride

A travel blog entry by mingozingo

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Hey! Today we got up early and caught the first ferry to the Aran Islands which are right off the coast of Galway to spend the day and one night. We went to Inish Mohr which is the biggest island and only 2 hours from Galway City. Once we got to the ...

Aran Islands, Aran Islands, Ireland travel blog

Aran Islands

A travel blog entry by brian.helen

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... Cliffs of Moher accomodation through Doolin to the ferry dock to we took a day trip to the middle island of 3. The 3 islands are Inishmore, Inishmaan and Inisheer.  Inish means Island. Maan means middle. The day was clear and sunny and the sea ...

Aran Islands (specifically Inishmor), Inishmore, Ireland travel blog

Aran Islands (specifically Inishmor)

A travel blog entry by bachcj

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... Island pictures were uploaded to flickr with the last batch so no new ones todays. We took a couple of days to stay on the Aran Islands. There was a bus/ferry that went from Galway which made it pretty easy. A lot of people use Galway as an anchor ...

Visiting Inishmore, Inishmore, Ireland travel blog

Visiting Inishmore

A travel blog entry by shockergram

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... and 8 a.m.  At the B & B we had water, but were asked to conserve. Today we traveled to Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands.  It was an hour trip with a stop at Inishmaan.  It was definitely not a luxury cruise. At the dock, pony ...

The Aran Islands, Inishmore, Ireland travel blog

The Aran Islands

A travel blog entry by jkloewen

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... ! What a perfect day to walk around an island and see a fort built over 2500 years ago. So that's what we did. The Aran Islands are located West of the mainland in the Galway Bay. They are a group of three islands that have similar rock formations to ...

Man of Aran, Inishmore, Ireland travel blog

Man of Aran

A travel blog entry by rickandluann

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... of Ireland is rough and void of trees but this island was that times ten. Rick Steves says "there is a stark beauty about the Aran Islands and the simple lives their inhabitants eke out of a mean sea and less than six inches of topsoil. Precious little of ...

Doolin to Aran Islands, Aran Islands, Ireland travel blog

Doolin to Aran Islands

A travel blog entry by paigeazmt

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Today I took a ferry from the seaside town of Doolin to the Aran Islands! I came to the largest, and most populated island (about 800 people, tiny), named Inismore. The boat's name was the Happy Hooker (haha) and the crew was, of course, very nice! ...

Day 9:  Bog People, Inishmore, Ireland travel blog

Day 9: Bog People

A travel blog entry by basketmakeramy

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... ). Near the end of the tour we found out that she founded the company 42 years ago. They are the only crystal maker in Ireland that still makes crystal. They don't sell to shops in Ireland but export it (and you can order online). The crystal found in ...

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