Aran Islands lay 9 miles to the west of the Galway coast and consist
of a group of three Islands geographically consistent with being
an outcrop of the Burren in Co. Clare.
The Islands are steeped in history and have signs of being inhabited
as long ago as 2000 BC. Tourism now plays an increasing role in
the economy of the Islands but traditional occupations such as
fishing and weaving of the world famous Aran sweaters still plays
a significant part in Island life.