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Overview

Quite a while ago already there was this wish starting to cherish at the back of my mind. Time passed and with this passing the longing for its fulfillment was growing and growing  as well. It dominated even my thinking, not only by day when my ear caught that special but unmistakeable sound but even at night I had my dreams about it…

Although it did not look like in the morning, just around noon, after a few days of absence, I heard that very familiar sound again. I was startled. Would my long cherished wish really become materialized soon? It was less than an hour later that the six of us were the ones partly responsible for that very familiar sound, we miss so much on Inis Meáin, when it is not there…

After having gone through all the needed formalities we all were asked to occupy our assigned seats. Then the moment of taking off arrived.

Despite of the high speed it seemed, as soon as we were in the air, as if we were just hanging there like  a bird of prey, searching eagerly for known places.

aran ferry at inis oírr pier

Inis Óirr pier and ferry

On our way towards the Burren we saw the ferry waiting for the next sailing at the pier of Inis Óirr. Then we viewed the greenness, more onshore, and the barren rocks of the Burren.

The Burren from the air

The Burren

The view from above was grand. Especially when we went slanting from the north towards the Cliffs of Moher.

The Cliffs of Moher Aerial photo

Towards the Cliffs of Moher

And back along the coastal line of the Cliffs.

aran islands

The Islands of Brannock and Rock

When we were heading for the most westerly point of Inis Mór with the little islands of Brannocks and Rock, we had a lovely view on the location of  the three Islands of Aran.

Dún Aonghasa aerial photo

Dún Aongusa

Black Fort Aran Islands

Dún Dubh

Back again along the cliffs with lovely views on Dún Aongusa and Dún Dubh, further to the east.

Fort on Inis Meáin Aran Islands

Dún Fearbhaigh

On our way back to Inis Meáin there was a lovely view on the rectangular fort Dún Fearbhaigh in Baile Mhuir. All these lovely experiences we had in forty five minutes.

The scenery was already there for centuries, but Aer Árann Islands provided the view from above!

Slán go fóill,

Elisabeth from Inis Meáin

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inis meain sea

an angry humoured sea

sea scene inis meain

an angry humoured sea

an angry humoured sea inis meain,aran islands

an angry humoured sea

Dawn prospected  already a lovely day to come. And later on I enjoyed looking at the hills of Connemara which seemed  to be sun bathing, being outshined by a red sun. There was not a single moment then that  I thought of the possibility of a rough crossing at all… but a couple of hours later when we were on the open sea… well as everything has a beginning and an ending this crossing came to an end as well! On the other side  of the sound there were many carriages with horses which were standing at the pier patiently while their bosses were fervently trying to get some clientele. But when I told that I knew my way and that I wanted to go my own way it was fine with them.

First of all I was heading for a nice cup of cappuccino but before I even got the chance of ordering a waitress came up to me and asked me how my dog was named and whether she would like to have some fresh water! After Tjitske, my dog, had been served it was my turn to be asked what I would like to have…

Sometime later I took the road again to try and find my way towards Dún Dubh (the Black Fort).  Although this fort is not situated next to the complex as it is in the case of Dún Fearbhaigh and Dún Chónchúir , the two forts on Inis Meáin, it is not far away of the human settlement.

inis mor cliff view

Looking from above deep down under

Reaching the very spot in one moment the scenery becomes wild and inhospitable. There are many, many stones as well, at first placed orderly in kind of rows but then  all of a sudden there are the abysses, immense of height,  abrupt and he eliminated…

A dozen meters ahead there is the fort, with an outer wall elegantly going up high and supported by some buttresses. By going round the corner there are some more walls left and on the grass in front there are some rock formations laid in  spirals which are closed off half way.

grass spirals inishmore aran islands

Spirals in the grass

A beautiful place, surrounded by mystery about its meaning, untouched, overlooking the Atlantic….

Slán go fóill,

Elisabeth from Inis Meáin.

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Continue. Inis Meáin to Inis Mór.

inis meain sea

an angry humoured sea

sea scene inis meain

an angry humoured sea

an angry humoured sea inis meain,aran islands

an angry humoured sea

Dawn prospected  already a lovely day to come. And later on I enjoyed looking at the hills of Connemara which seemed  to be sun bathing, being outshined by a red sun. There was not a single moment then that  I thought of the possibility of a rough crossing at all… but a couple of hours later when we were on the open sea… well as everything has a beginning and an ending this crossing came to an end as well! On the other side  of the sound there were many carriages with horses which were standing at the pier patiently while their bosses were fervently trying to get some clientele. But when I told that I knew my way and that I wanted to go my own way it was fine with them.

First of all I was heading for a nice cup of cappuccino but before I even got the chance of ordering a waitress came up to me and asked me how my dog was named and whether she would like to have some fresh water! After Tjitske, my dog, had been served it was my turn to be asked what I would like to have…

Sometime later I took the road again to try and find my way towards Dún Dubh (the Black Fort).  Although this fort is not situated next to the complex as it is in the case of Dún Fearbhaigh and Dún Chónchúir , the two forts on Inis Meáin, it is not far away of the human settlement.

inis mor cliff view

Looking from above deep down under

Reaching the very spot in one moment the scenery becomes wild and inhospitable. There are many, many stones as well, at first placed orderly in kind of rows but then  all of a sudden there are the abysses, immense of height,  abrupt and he eliminated…

A dozen meters ahead there is the fort, with an outer wall elegantly going up high and supported by some buttresses. By going round the corner there are some more walls left and on the grass in front there are some rock formations laid in  spirals which are closed off half way.

grass spirals inishmore aran islands

Spirals in the grass

A beautiful place, surrounded by mystery about its meaning, untouched, overlooking the Atlantic….

Slán go fóill,

Elisabeth from Inis Meáin.

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Anamchara. Click the link below

 ANAMCHARA INIS MEÁIN ,CLICK HERE

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