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Aran islands

a group of three islands off the W central coast of Ireland. About 18 sq. mi. (47 sq. km).
Historical Examples

Yeats found him in France in 1898 and advised him to go to the Aran Islands, to live there as if he were one of the people.
Modern British Poetry Various

Mr. Balfour’s benefactions have not been confined to the Aran Islands.
Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

Aran Islands, three islands with antique relics across the mouth of Galway Bay, to which they form a breakwater.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood

Galway was near by, and an agreement was made to join Mr. Walker on one of his tours of inspection to the Aran Islands.
On an Irish Jaunting-car Samuel G. Bayne

During this visit he began the first drafts of the studies which afterwards grew to be his book, ‘The Aran Islands.’
John M. Synge: A Few Personal Recollections, with Biographical Notes John Masefield

plural noun
a group of three islands in the Atlantic, off the W coast of the Republic of Ireland: Aranmore or Inishmore (the largest), Inishmaan, and Inisheer. Pop: 1280 (2002). Area: 46 sq km (18 sq miles)


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