Aran Islands


Ar·an Islands

geographical name \ˈa-rən\

Definition of ARAN ISLANDS

islands W Ireland off coast of Galway; largest island Inishmore

Aran Islands

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Islands (pop., 2001: 543), Galway Bay, western Ireland. The group of small islands, totaling about 18 sq mi (47 sq km), includes Inishmore (or Aranmore), Inishmaan, and Inisheer. Their main town is Kilronan on Inishmore. The islands contain impressive prehistoric and early Christian forts. Novelist Liam O'Flaherty was born on Inishmore.

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