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What makes the Aran Islands so unique?

Warmth of its people – Stunning Scenery – Stone Walls – Ancient Monuments – Archaeological Sites – Prehistoric; Celtic & Early Christian – Native Language- Rich Heritage & Culture – Wildlife & Flora – Blue Flag Beach.  Inis Mór (or Inishmore) means “Big Island”.  It is the largest of the three islands, covering approx 16 square miles and it has the biggest population with nearly 900 inhabitants.  This is the most visited of the three islands because of its size, its port, and its important archaeological sites, particularly Dún Aengus.  Some of the many spectacutlar sights to see are;

Black Fort

Located on the southern cliffs of Inis Mor this is thought to be the oldest of the forts on Aran.

Dun Aengus

One of the most famous attractions on the island is the well preserved stone fort of Dun Aonghasa which is a semicircular shape and is at the edge of a cliff-side offering excellent defence to its ancient armies.

Seven Churches

Situated in the west of Inis Mór at the village of Eoghanacht the seven churches or Dísert Bhreacáin as it is also known was for centuries one of the biggest monastic foundations and centres of pilgrimage along the west coast of Ireland.