Inis Mór Island (Inishmore)
Inis Mór (Inishmore) is the largest of the three small Aran Islands and includes several ancient stone forts and churches, pagen standing stones, Seal Colony & Wild Life, Worm Hole to name a few. It really is impressive how such a small place has so much historical significance. it also happens to be extremely beautiful and this alone is the main reason why a lot of people visit
Most impressive of the stone forts is Dun Aengus. It is semicircular, resting on the edge of a perpendicular cliff rising 300 feet out of the ocean. The fort consists of an inner court 50 metres across surrounded by a wall six metres high and five metres thick at the base. Outside is a rampart, a defence formed by sharp-pointed stones set closely together. Dun Aengus superb position and it’s structural perfection, have prompted many experts to pronounce it one of the finest prehistoric monuments in Europe. There are about 1100 inhabitants on Inis Mor making it by far the most populated of the islands. The main village on the island is Kilronan.