Offshore, not far from the Atlantic coast, you will find several small archipelagoes hitherto attached to the island, but today accessible by sea or air. Some of them are actually inhabited. In Aran, the largest of these archipelagos, Gaelic traditions prevail, which lends more charm to these small wild lands.
Made of thick wool, Aran sweaters represent one of the main productions of local handicraft. Decorated with geometric patterns, they are perfect for the harsh climate.© Michel Megret / age fotostock
The arid landscape of the Aran Islands along with their Atlantic coasts make them a unique destination for lovers of unspoilt nature.© The Irish Image Colle / age fotostock
This semi-deserted beach and the typical constructions surrounding it take visitors to another time© Christian Handl
The beautiful cliffs characterising part of the coasts cannot be ignored during a visit to the Aran Islands© The Irish Image Colle / age fotostock
Curraghs are typical boats of the Irish archipelagos: very light, they are extremely reliable in bad weather, typical of the region, but they are not very resistant.© The Irish Image Colle / age fotostock