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The smallest church in Europe, built in the 7th century
Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands

July 11th 2009
Inis Mor On Thursday we had a glorious day on Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands, off the west coast of Ireland. For Ireland, the weather was as good as it gets. About 68 degrees, with sunshine and blue sky, light white clouds, and a refreshing breeze. We took a bus from Galway, and then a ferry to the island. There are 14 villages on Inis Mor, and the largest is Kilronan, where the ... read more
Europe » Ireland » County Galway » Aran Islands

Irish Flag Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than se... ... read more
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