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Aran – Inis Mor

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The Gael Saoire Aran – Inis Mór
Inis Mór, as its name suggests, is the `big island’, the largest of the three Aran Islands. Its main village is Kilronan. This is an ancient land set in an endless sea where great labyrinths of limestone sweep upwards to awesome cliffs, with their strange, weathered monuments of stone. Meandering stone walls pattern small patchwork fields, sometimes running down to clean, unpolluted and quiet beaches. Approximately 9 miles (12 kms) long and 2 miles (3 kms) wide, Inis Mór is a walker’s holiday paradise. Across the island and over some many miles of craggy, sandy and sometimes stony shoreline, there is an abundance of wildlife and over 437 varieties of wild flower. Here is an island of limestone rafts, interlinking trails and breathtaking cliffs, with their panoramic views of Connemara, Clare and sometimes as far south as Kerry, on a clear horizon.

For the slightly less energetic, Inis Mór can be discovered on bicycles available for hire on the island or in a more leisurely traditional pony and trap. There are also guided tours available, in minibuses, from Kilronan Pier. Visitors can get a superb introduction to the islands` culture and history at Ionad Árann, the excellent visitor centre.

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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