The Aran Islands

As you approach the islands there is a huge sign attached to the Arran Sweater Shop ‘Aran Islands the home of the Aran Sweater’. On my return I picked up a book by Alice Starmore who has done research on the Aran paterns – she thinks that its a relatively late traditon early 20th C and the patterns originally came from Scotland! Finally while my friend B and I went on a very brisk trip around the island on pony trap with Padraig and Ronny the pony. Padraig told us there are no sheep on the island so no local wool production!

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6 comments
  1. Kay said:

    Lovely tranquil images again

  2. Gwen said:

    I’ve never been to the Aran Islands, but your lovely pictures definitely make me want to go there, … even under bad weather! (BTW are there any sunny places in the UK or the north of France at the moment..?)

    • Hi Gwen! the problem is that one day will be lovely – I’ve got a spectacular case of sunburn from Falkirk on Sat when I was walking about for 3 hours for a photoproject. This afternoon was lovely and then DELUGE this evening. The far far north of Scotland like the islands seem to be having better weather than us!

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