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Aran - Inis Meain

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The Gael Saoire Aran - Inishmaan
Inis Meáin - the middle island is situated between Inis Mór and Inis Oírr. Pathways across rocky hillsides full of wild flowers in the southern part of the island beckon the walker while the northern shores of Inis Meáin are endowed with quiet, sandy beaches.

Interesting historical monuments on Inis Meáin include the Prehistoric Conor Fort, the most striking of the circular or oval dry-stone forts on the Aran Islands. On the eastern end of the island is the beautiful Kilcanonagh chapel. The church of Mary Immaculate, built in 1939 has magnificent, radiant stained-glass windows created in the famed Harry Clarke Studios. Teach Synge, the thatched cottage where writer John Millington Synge stayed has been carefully and authentically restored in recent times and is open to visitors.

Getting to the Aran Islands

Aran Island Ferries, Ros a’ Mhíl
Tel: +353(0)91 568903 • Fax: +353(0)91 568538
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Aran Islands Direct Ltd.,
Tel: +353(0)91 566535 Fax: +353 (0)91 534315
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Aer Arann Islands, An Caislean, Indreabhán, Co. Galway ,
Tel: +353 (0) 91 593034, Fax: +353 (0) 91 593238

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