Visits For June, 2010

Sunday, 6th June 2010

A Very Quick Trip To Inishmore - And About Time, Too

How has it taken me so long to get out to one of the Aran Islands? I can't really answer that question, but what I can say is that, now that I have been there I'll be back sooner rather than later!

Uta and myself went away for the Bank Holiday weekend to Galway. We camped near Roundstone and went to Kylemore Abbey on the Saturday to see the wonderful Victorian walled garden and the house itself. The entrance fee was a bit expensive, but we had a good time (between the rain storms).

We took the 10:30am ferry to Inishmore from Rossaveal and returned on the 5:00pm ferry. We're not at all fit, so hiring bikes to tour the island on didn't seem such a clever idea. Instead we joined one of the minibus tours for 10 euro each. This took us to several places and gave us a tour of the island to get a feel for it for the next time we visit. Our driver was Rory, a nice bloke with a good knowledge of the island.

The next time I go to the islands I'll be staying for at least two days so that I can see all the stuff I didn't manage to see on such a short trip. The island might be small, but there's so much of interest there that you probably need a full week!

Dun Aengus - Inishmore (Co. Galway)Stone Fort15 New Images
Seven Churches - Inishmore (Co. Galway)Monastic Settlement8 New Images
Seven Churches - Inishmore (Co. Galway)High Cross4 New Images
Seven Churches - Inishmore (Co. Galway)Grave or Cross Slab6 New Images
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