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Region: Worldwide Playback
Duration: 185 minutes
Color: Full Color
Subtitles: English

Trek Ireland in Aran Islands, County Galway DVD

The Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland have long been desired as being strategically important for trade over the millennia. Explore the Iron Age forts, early Christian churches and 14th century castle that remain today.

Local guides Cyril Ó Flatharta, Cathleen Ní Chonghaile and Máirín Uí Chonghaile will bring the area alive with a rich and varied history that goes back over 2,000 years. Come and explore the Aran Islands with the very best guides.

Length: 1 miles | Duration: 30 minutes

Inis Oírr

A scenic journey that starts on one of Ireland’s beautiful beaches that is now home to a wild dolphin! Enjoy the waves lapping along the shore as you pass an Irish currach, a traditional boat made from wooden frame with canvas stretched across its frame, towards Teampall Chaomháin. Local guide Cathleen Ní Chonghaile talks about the history of the island and the traditions associated with the patron saint of Inis Oírr, Saint Caomhán. The walk then goes inland towards Caisleán Uí Bhriain, built in the 14th Century from an earlier Iron Age stone fort, Dún Formna.
Length: 1.5 miles | Duration: 35 minutes

Inis Meáin

Take a journey along the paths, trails and roads of Inis Meáin, the ‘middle’ island of the Aran Islands, County Galway. Our guide Máirín Uí Chonghaile will take us on a journey from the old Iron Age stone forts through the centuries to her own grandparents that lived and worked in the house that saw the beginnings of the Gaelic League.
Length: 0.2 mile | Duration: 15 minutes

Inis Mór ‘Teampall Bheanán’

Flashing sunshine sparkles through a canopy of trees as you go up sloping steps towards Poulanaas Waterfall that cascades down the side of the Lugduff valley.

Continue up the steep gradient to the top where you descend down the path towards Reefert’s Church and Saint Kevin’s Cell, two monastic ruins from the days when Glendalough was a bustling city of monks and scholars between the 6th – 11th century AD.

Length: 1.3 miles | Duration: 35 minutes

Inis Mór ‘Dún Dúchathair’

Cyril Ó Flatharta brings us on an unforgettable journey along the stony paths of Árainn or Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands on the west coast of Ireland, County Galway. This area is a Gaeltacht, where Irish is the primary language, as Cyril talks about the history, geology and botany on this walk towards Dún Dúchathair ‘the Black Fort’ that sits perched on a ledge looking directly out into the Atlantic Ocean. This is a land of romance and adventure.
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