L8112 : Minibus approaching Na Seacht dTeampaill (Seven Churches), near Onaght, Inishmór (Árainn), Aran Islands, Co. Galway

taken 4 years ago, near to Onaght, Bungowla and Cill Mhuirbhigh, Galway, Ireland

Minibus approaching Na Seacht dTeampaill (Seven Churches), near Onaght, Inishmór (Árainn), Aran Islands, Co. Galway
Minibus approaching Na Seacht dTeampaill (Seven Churches), near Onaght, Inishmór (Árainn), Aran Islands, Co. Galway
This Mercedes based minibus is typical of the buses used on the island to primarily take tourists to see the sights. They are probably used as school buses too, as many roads would be too narrow for full size buses or coaches. The minibus had to go down the road for some distance to turn around and is seen here on the way back to pick up its passengers from the Seven Churches site.
Inishmór (Árainn), Aran Islands
Inishmór or Inis Mór or Inishmore or Árainn is the largest of the Aran Islands (Oileáin Árann). In Irish it means Big Island and the Irish language remains the first language of the islanders. There are many variants of the spelling of the name in both Irish and English, some of which are shown here. The islands are located at the mouth of Galway Bay, off the west coast of Ireland.

Inishmór has a population of around 900 people. In size it is approximately about 14km long by 3.8km wide. It is the most visited of the islands and has many historical sites as well as being famous for Aran sweaters. Not all sweaters sold on the island are made on the Aran Islands, so buyer beware! The main village or town is Kilronan (Cill Rónáin) which has a number of shops, pubs, a small supermarket and other facilities. There are a number of pubs on the island and traditional music can often be heard in them. The island can be reached by various ferries and by air.
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Sunday, 26 May, 2013   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 3 September, 2013
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Village, Rural settlement  Islands  Roads, Road transport  Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! L 810 120 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:8.7832N 9:46.6706W
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Irish: geotagged! L 810 120
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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