Aran Islands

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three small islands belonging to Ireland at the entrance to Galway Bay

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Another recent publication, John Carlos's Ireland's Western Islands: Inishbofin, The Aran Islands, Inishturk, Inishark, Clare & Turbot Islands, complements O Cathain's memoir very well.
Facing the sea are the jagged sandstone and shale rocky formations; further out, the Aran Islands dreamily drift near the horizon.
From my background, the distance between Massachusetts and the Aran Islands or Ireland in general isn't as far as it sounds.
Synge: "Go to the Aran Islands and find a life that has never been exposed in literature.
The RNLI Aran Island Lifeboat crew was alerted and rushed to the scene where they found the two men had been taken aboard the research vessel The Celtic Explorer.
The Aran Islands are situated at the entrance to which bay of the North Atlantic?
Lisa Jones finds beautiful scenery, loads of history and an Enid Blyton idyll on a trip to Galway and the Aran Islands
And even Liverpool soccer legend John Aldridge joined in the fun to settle a row between two of the Aran Islands over who had the closest link to the Channel 4 series.
Inis Mor, the largest of the three Aran Islands off Co Galway, is planning a three-day "Friends of Ted" event to mark the ninth anniversary of the death of comic Dermot Morgan, the star of the Channel 4 series.
Inis Mor is one of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland, where the TV comedy was filmed.
This sense of dramatic disorientation was heightened further by flooding the floor of each alley with projected images of the roiling waters of a sea pool known as Poll na bPeist, The Worm's Hole, which lies at the foot of the cliffs of Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands.
The former member of the Great Britain kayak racing team has already had a close encounter with sharks near the Aran Islands, on the west coast of Ireland.
We have spent many family breaks in the west of Ireland, especially around Galway and Connemara but we had never been across to any of the Aran Islands.
And when Marcy and tour guide Sean make a long journey to the rugged and remote Aran Islands, ``The Matchmaker'' pulls out all the stops, using the spectacular windblown landscape to knockout effect.