Inis Oírr – The Jewel of the Aran Islands


Experience the magic of Ireland’s tiniest Aran Island; friendly locals, historic legacy, awe-inspiring scenery, and lively traditions. Explore island living, from age-old fishing to contemporary tourism, and treasure unforgettable memories in this one-of-a-kind book that captures the changing face of life on Inis Oìrr from the 1970s to today.

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Inis Oìrr is the smallest and most easterly of the Aran Islands situated at the mouth of Galway Bay, Ireland. Renowned for its captivating beauty, this unique book documents the island from the 1970s to the present day in stunning photographic form, offering an intimate look into aspects that make Inis Oìrr such a treasured destination. As you turn the pages, you’ll be transported to the enchanting world of Ireland’s most visited off-shore island, where the past and present intertwine to create a truly unforgettable experience. ‘Inis Oìrr: The Jewel of the Aran Islands’ is a tribute to the island’s beauty and its resilience and spirit.

The book is a celebration of both heritage and progress, from its warm-hearted people and rich history to its breathtaking landscape and vibrant cultural life. This visual anthology presents the island’s stunning landscape, historical and archaeological sites, as well as the charm of everyday life. Fascinating images highlight the hardworking islanders and their visitors and showcase the diverse aspects of the island’s economy and infrastructure, from traditional fishing to modern tourism.

Discover the evolution of transportation on the island, from humble donkeys to electric vehicles, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Inis Oìrr through its music, art, and sporting events. Special moments are captured in this exquisite photographic journey, providing a deep connection to the heart and soul of Inis Oìrr. Let this photographic book be your guide as you explore the wonders of Inis Oìrr and fall in love with this magical island.

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Dimensions24.5 × 22.2 cm










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