The Aran Islands are located at the mouth of Galway Bay in the west of Ireland. The Aran Islands are comprised of 3 islands: Inishmor, Inishmaan and Inisheer. The names are Irish language that means ‘the big island’, ‘the middle island’, ‘the south island’ respectively.
Inishmor is the largest and most tourist-oriented of the 3 islands. There are plenty of accommodation options on offer along with shops where you can buy authentic Aran woolen sweaters. The bike rentals are available here. The visitors can rent the bicycles to explore the island. The most popular sightseeing of the Inishmor could be the ancient stone forts, Dún Aengus, outside the village of Kilronan.
Inishmaan island is more peaceful than Inishmor. But it is also scenic and worth to visit. Here you can also visit the stone forts like Dún Chonchoir, Dún Fearbha and the Teach Synge (the house where John Millington Synge stayed in while visiting the island).
Inisheer is the smallest island of the Aran Islands. The famous Burren Landscape in County Clare is the attraction the visitors can’t miss. It offers an abundant diversity of flowers and plants — suitable for botanists and nature lovers.
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