Aran Islands: Popular tourist destination in Galway, Ireland

 

Irish Jaunty Car

Tonight, I am reprising a day trip to the Aran islands, three rocky isles in the mouth of Galway Bay in western Ireland. The visit focused in Inishmore, largest of the islands to reach which entailed connecting with 1015 am ferry crossing to Kilronan The crossing lasted 45 minutes.

 

Ferry at Rossaveel Harbour,

On arrival at Kilronan we connected with a tour bus which embarked on a 3 hour trip covering various aspects of the island including thatched cottages, seals, Dun Aonghasa Bronze Age Hillfort and site of Seven Churches.

 

Inishmore, Aran Islands, Ireland

 

Seven Churches, Inishmore

 

Summer wildflowers at Inishmore 

Karst landscape at Inishmore. (Karst is a topography formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks such as limestone, dolomite, and gypsum.)

  

Thatched House, Inishmore

 

Seacliffs at Inishmore, Aran 

Dun Aonghasa Bronze Age Hillfort. See this link for more information
Karst geology at Dun Aonghasa Hillfort

 

Seals at Inishmore 

 

At end of the day tour we returned to Kilronan where we shopped and availed of refreshments pending the 5.00pm return ferry to the mainland.


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