If ‘a world can be seen in a grain of sand’ then a world might also be seen in a small Atlantic Island, or even in the eyes of a curious visitor.
We who live on Inis Oirr / Inisheer are little attuned to describing life on this bounded Island of big sky’s and shimmering seas, we simply live in the wondrous mystery and sense of it all.
Perhaps this mythic sense of ourselves is an abiding vestige of a bygone world, a world of seasonal rounds, endless stories, pastural folkways, tidal time and that vast auditory imagination – still played out in recursive island music and lively conversation.
Whatever makes up this Island cultural blend, it seems to speak across the generations; a dynamic mix of new and old, forever enriched by those who visit and invest new texture.
Visitors to our island love the peace, the quaintness, and the friendliness of people. Islanders wave or nod a salute to you, which visitors adore. Visitors come for the natural beauty – just to go for a walk in the fresh air and the silence. It’s a beautiful place to just ‘get away from it all’.
Whether your curiosity for the spirit of a place is active or passive, you will find a full expression of it on Inis Oirr / Inisheer.
Inis Oirr will ignite the artist/explorer/historian/photographer in you…truly spectacular.
“Escape to a tiny Aran island of seals, birds and rich Irish history.
Inisheer is a magical spot, the smallest of the Aran islands. It’s full of its own history: a bronze age burial site, a 10th-century church, a shipwrecked freighter stranded on rocks. The chances are you already know it – the island features in the opening sequence of Father Ted. It’s a tiny place. You can hire bikes, then spin around the stone-walled lanes and stop for a picnic under a vast sky. Wild flowers flourish, seals sunbathe, birds pass through – all heaven for photographers, who love the light.”