Last Updated on March 11, 2022 by Jim Ferri
The Aran Islands are a beautiful wild place out in the Atlantic near Galway, an incredible place to just get away from the hustle and bustle and crowds. They are one of the best places to visit in Ireland.
After I arrived I dropped my luggage at my B&B and wandered off towards one section of Aran’s seaside cliffs, across a huge flat limestone area so barren that little could grow on it. On my way back I walked along a little road and passed a few houses, one of which had a dog walking atop the stonewall in front of it.
All around horses and cows grazed in their little checkerboard pastures. It was all incredibly quiet, not a sound except for the wind and the clip-clop of an occasional pony pulling its cart, or traps as they’re called here, sounds you hear on all the Aran Islands.