Ferries lined up to take you to Inis Mór, Inis Meain and Inis Óirr. The Aran Islands lie close to the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher. One of Ireland’s most beautiful places to visit.
On this journey I’m walking in the footsteps of my ancestors and I can assure you they left us pots of gold.
A steep walk up the small hill there’s a castle and a fort, where you can oversee the entire island with it’s beautiful lighthouse, the shipwreck of the Plassy, fishing boats, nets and fishermen returning with their catch.
These fishing villages are so isolated, it feels like time has stood still. The community still lives the traditional Irish way of life where everyone knows everyone. Enjoy Irish finest music and a pint O’ Guinness in the local pub.
Crisscrossing cracks, known as ‘grikes’ and rocks known as ‘clints’, compressed into horizontal strata with fossil corals, crinoids, sea urchins and ammonites.
The unique rocky landscape of Inis Óirr and it’s unsual formations are an extremely beautiful sight to see.
The karst limestone landscape of the Aran Islands and The Burren was formed by a glacier during the Ice Age - 350 million years ago - which cleared the land of any plant and soil material leaving the bare rock exposed.