Freitag, Juli 28, 2006
inishmore - aran islands
Inishmore, Inishman and Inisheer, the three Aran Islands, are formed from a limestone ridge.
The largest, Inishmore, is 13 km long and 3 km wide.
The attractions of these islands include the austere landscape crisscrossed with drystone walls, stunning coastal views and several large prehistoric stone forts.
In the 5th century, St Edna brought Christianity to the islands, starting a long monastic tradition.
Protected for centuries by their isolated position, the islands today are a bastion of traditional Irish culture.
Farming, fishing and tourism are the main occupations of the islanders.
From "Eyewitness - Travelguide"