Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, County Galway
A scenic journey that starts on one of Ireland’s beautiful beaches that is now home to a wild dolphin! Enjoy the waves lapping along the shore as you pass an Irish currach, a traditional boat made from wooden frame with canvas stretched across its frame, towards Teampall Chaomháin. Local guide Cathleen Ní Chonghaile talks about the history of the island and the traditions associated with the patron saint of Inis Oírr, Saint Caomhán. The walk then goes inland towards Caisleán Uí Bhriain, built in the 14th Century from an earlier Iron Age stone fort, Dún Formna.
Duration: 30 minutes
File Size: 650MB (approx.)
Inis Meáin, Aran Islands, County Galway
Take a journey along the paths, trails and roads of Inis Meáin, the ‘middle’ island of the Aran Islands, County Galway. Our guide Máirín Uí Chonghaile will take us on a journey from the old Iron Age stone forts through the centuries to her own grandparents that lived and worked in the house that saw the beginnings of the Gaelic League.
Duration: 35 minutes
File Size: 800MB (approx.)
Inis Mór (Teampall Bheanain), Aran Islands, County Galway
Inis Mór ‘Teampall Bheanán’
A short walk starting from the village of Cill Éinne that is steeped in history as our guide Cyril Ó Flatharta describes the ‘Path of Angels’ as we walk a grass track that has stood the test of time since 5th Century where it led to Mainistir Naomh Éinne or St Enda’s Monastery and now forms part of a pilgrimage route around the island of Árann today.
Duration: 15 minutes
File Size: 350MB (approx.)
Inis Mór (Dún Dúchathair), Aran Islands, County Galway
Inis Mór ‘Dún Dúchathair’
Cyril Ó Flatharta brings us on an unforgettable journey along the stony paths of Árainn or Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands on the west coast of Ireland, County Galway. This area is a Gaeltacht, where Irish is the primary language, as Cyril talks about the history, geology and botany on this walk towards Dún Dúchathair ‘the Black Fort’ that sits perched on a ledge looking directly out into the Atlantic Ocean. This is a land of romance and adventure.
Duration: 35 minutes
File Size: 750MB (approx.)