This past weekend I went with AIFS to the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher. Just wanted to give a quick update before I left for an entire week.
On Saturday we took a ferry out to Inis Oirr, the smallest island. We were staying at an adorable B&B. We each got a beautiful room and a full Irish breakfast. We started the day by renting bikes and going around the island. Ill just mention the biggest sights.
The first sight was a giant shipwreck. The boat went down in 1960 and was named The Plassey. It was rusted over and just perfectly placed within the teal blue ocean and rocky cliffs.
After we continued down the islands. The paths were lined with stone walls and green patches. Next we came across a beautiful lighthouse. I ended up sitting on the cliff edge with a view of the light house for hours. When it got clear, you could see the outline of the Cliffs of Moher from the island.
Then we went to one of the only 2 restaurants on the island. Although there were not many option in the restaurants, the food was amazing! (I was a child and ordered chicken nuggets and a brownie sundae)
The next day we headed to a knit shop on the Island. It was owned by an older lady who was knitting as we walked around. She then invited us into her house, which was attached the shop. She told us that her house was the oldest house on the island and was built by her grandparents. She also wrote and illustrated children’s books based on her grandchildren who now live in the US. After a short lesson on knitting, she told us to friend her on Facebook. If you are interested, here is the link to her site. https://www.facebook.com/mairead.sharry?fref=ts
Next we headed to the beach. There is a seal and dolphin that hang out around the island. The dolphin’s name is Sandy. She originally hung out in Doolin, but was abused by tourists and children who would throw objects at her. She swam over to Inis Oirr and now hangs out around the island everyday. She is beautiful and very friendly. She would come very close to us!
Lastly we got some fudge…of course! Then we went to the Cliffs of Moher for an hour and took in the views. I went there with my family, so I will not go into detail again, but it was nice to go one MOHER time!
Tomorrow I leave for Northern Ireland and Scotland for the entire week, so I promise I will blog updates once I get back to the land of wifi!