- Posted March 7, 2014 by
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Naria in real life
My most memorable moment of week 3 week trip touring Ireland would have to be visiting Inis Mor the largest island of the Aran Island, a remote group of island just outside of Galway sitting in the mouth of Galway bay. As a tourist there are only two ways to get to the Aran Islands, either by passenger ferry or by a small eight person plane. AerAran makes 4-5 daily eight minute long flights to and from the islands. We decided to take the most scenic way and fly. You really get a chance to see the architectural landscaping the kelly green island that is Inis Mor.
One on the island there are three ways to get around the island, a small tour van which I stongly advise against because you don't have the freedom to stop and explore things as you go along plus you take a different route then then other means of transportation. Second is by hoof a horse buggy and third my choice rent a bicycle or "bike hire" as the locals call it. On bicycle you get the chance to stop when ever wanted and you get to deviate on your own and do a bit more exploring then the other two.
While on our bike ride to Dun Aonghasa a prehistoric fort dating back to 700 B.C we rode passed several farms & their friendly patrons such as the picture above. There is also a beautiful white sand beach that becomes quite popular during the summer months.
I had always envisioned Ireland as a much simpler way of life where old men converse at the end of their properties with tweed hats and knicker pants with their sheep dogs by side. Inis mor is that vision, a picturesque Naria if you will.