Inis Mor

Inis Mor Island

Inis Mór (Inishmore) is the largest of the three small Aran Islands and includes several ancient stone forts and churches, pagan 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 The 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 meters across surrounded by a wall six meters high and five meters thick at the base. Outside is a rampart, a defence formed by sharp-pointed stones set closely together. Dun Aengus superb position and its structural perfection, have prompted many experts to pronounce it as 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, which has a quite large new harbor that accommodates a vast amount of tourist travel to the island. The best way to see Inis Mor is to hire a bike or take a Pony & Trap. You can also go bus tour which is also recommended.