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Inis Oirr / Inisheer : Smallest of the Arran Islands / Aran Islands: A Drive By Shooting

March 24, 2010

In the afternoon of our first day on the island, we were able to capture in breath-taking detail, 2 (two) drive bys. Very young men chattering & bicycling as they streamed by the watchful eye of RedKruzer. Caught on an iPhone.

English is the second language on the island. Gaelic (aka Irish, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaelic) is the native & spoken language. To this english speaker & reader, the number of ways Aran (Arran) Island is spelled and or pronounced was mystifying. Add to my dilemma, I learn that there are 2 (two) Celtic Aran Islands, one in Ireland (mine) & the other in Scotland (not visited there yet).

 Map from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aran_Islands

Irish: Oileáin Árann

Since the drive bys spoke English as they shot by, I suspect they were visitors to the island.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Linda permalink
    March 24, 2010 5:51 pm

    I would love to visit these islands!

    • March 24, 2010 11:31 pm

      Linda,
      The art in the stone walls (or mazes – if you are a visitor) is so very eye & mind opening…
      Thanks for the hello…
      hy

  2. March 24, 2010 10:04 pm

    Lovely. The Aran Islands are such a cool place 🙂

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