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Aran Islands

Aran IslandsThese mystical islands are located off the west coast of Ireland approx. 22 miles west of Galway city. The islands are world famous attracting visitors for their unique way of life, culture and heritage. Here, you can find some wonderful examples of Celtic and Early Christian heritage sights.

One can find a real ‘touch of the past’ on the islands. All 3 islands are ‘gaeltacht’ areas where ‘Gaelic’ is still the primary language. However, the islanders are fluent too in English so this is not a problem for visitors!

Throughout the islands, you will find the ruins of early Christian monasteries and fortifications, the most famous being ‘Dun Aengus’, which dates back over 2000 years.
Fishing is the main industry on the islands. However, in recent times, tourism has become another valuable source of industry.

Day tours to this fascinating attraction are available from the Hostels Reception, and depart from right outside the front door of Kinlay House Hostel.

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