ARAN THATCH COTTAGE
Holiday in a little Piece of Irish Heaven
Built in 1844 this house is a traditional, authentic, white washed Famine thatch cottage. It is situated on nearly 2 acres of mainly stone overlooking Galway Bay on Inis Mor, Aran Islands, County Galway, Ireland. Inis Mor is a spectacular island with the most welcoming and friendly Islanders. The history, the views, the language, the people and the craic need to be experienced to be believed. The inherent warmth of its people together with its natural amenities are the ingredients which attract visitors from all over the world to the Aran Islands. On the western edge of Europe Aran is one of the last vestiges of a lifestyle which is a mix of a slower and more relaxed pace but at times coupled with unforgiving conditions. Inis Mor, situated in Galway Bay is approx 14 kms in length by 3.8 kms in width.
Warmth of its people – Stunning Scenery – Stone Walls – Ancient Monuments – Archaeological Sites – Prehistoric; Celtic and Early Christian – Native Language- Rich Heritage and Culture – Wildlife and 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 spectacular sights to see are listed below.
Access to Inis Mor
- Ferry from Ros A Mhil in Connemara
- Ferry from Doolin in Co. Clare
- Air from Indreabhan (Aer Arainn)
See here for Inis Mor’s location on Google Maps.
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Located on the southern cliffs of Inis Mor this is thought to be the oldest of the forts on Aran.
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 defense to its ancient armies.
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.