The Aran Islands are three islands located in Galway Bay on the west coast of Ireland, named Inishmore, Inishmaan and Inisheer. The 1200 people that live on the Islands speak Gaelic as their primary language.

Dara Molloy, Celtic Monk, Aran Islands, Republic of Ireland (Andrew McConnell/Robert Harding)

Dara Molloy, Celtic Monk, Aran Islands, Republic of Ireland (Eire), Europe

Stone forts and walls on the Aran Islands, Ireland (Aurora Photos/Robert Harding)

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Lobster fishing on Inishmaan, Aran Islands, County Galway (National Geographic/Robert Harding)

Lobster fishing in Ireland, Inishmaan, Aran Islands, County Galway, Ireland

Aerial view of Dun Aengus fort on the Aran Islands, Dun Aengus, Inishmore, Aran Islands (National Geographic/Robert Harding)

Aerial view of Dun Aengus fort on the Aran Islands, Dun Aengus, Inishmore, Aran Islands, Galway, Ireland

Lobster fisherman on the Aran Islands (Aurora Photos/Robert Harding)

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Man in a pub on the Aran Islands, Galway (Aurora Photos/Robert Harding)

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Two boys standing in the graveyard on the Aran Islands (Aurora Photos/Robert Harding)

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Traditional Irish cottage with thatched roof, Inishmore, Aran Islands (age fotostock/Robert Harding)

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Boy with pony cart waits for tourists on Inishmore (Aurora Photos/Robert Harding) 

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Na Seacht dTeampaill (Seven Curches) Graveyard, Celtic remains, Inishmore (age fotostock/Robert Harding) 

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3 thoughts on “Aran Islands

    1. This is our first comment in Irish, go raibh maith agat! I went to Inis Mór last week – the islands are amazingly beautiful and local people so friendly!

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