Inis Mór (Inishmore)
Inis Mór is the largest of the three Aran Islands (7,635 acres) and includes many ancient stone forts and churches among its antiquities. Most impressive of the stone forts is Dun Aengus. It is semicircular, resting on the edge of a perpendicular cliff rising 100 metres out of the ocean. The fort consists of an inner court 50 metres across surrounded by a wall six metres high and five metres thick at the base. Outside is a rampart, a defence formed by sharp-pointed stones set closely together. Dun Aengus superb position and it’s structural perfection, have prompted many experts to pronounce it one of the finest prehistoric monuments in Europe. There are about 1100 inhabitants on Inis Mor making it by far the most populated of the islands. The main village on the island is Kilronan, which has a quite large new harbour that accommodates a large amount of tourist travel to the island. One of the best ways to see Inis Mor is to take a bus tour. You can also go by horse and cart or you could hire a bicycle which is also recommended because it gives you the freedom to explore at your own pace.
Travel to Inis Mór by passenger ferry or light aircraft.
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