L8808 : Two ferry boats at Cill Rónáin (Kilronan), Inishmór, Aran Islands, Co. Galway

taken 5 years ago, near to Cill Ronain, Killeany and Eararna, Galway, Ireland

Two ferry boats at Cill Rónáin (Kilronan), Inishmór, Aran Islands, Co. Galway
Two ferry boats at Cill Rónáin (Kilronan), Inishmór, Aran Islands, Co. Galway
These two 37 feet monohull Wavemaster ferries can each carry up to 294 passengers. The one on the left is "Draiocht na Farraige" (Magic of the Sea). The other is "Ceol na Farraige" (Music of the Sea). Both are operated by Aran Island Ferries who operate the ferries and others in their fleet between the three main Aran Islands and to Ros a’ Mhíl (Rossaveal) on the mainland, which is 40km west of Galway City. All the ferries to the islands carry passengers only. There are no regular car ferries to the islands.
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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Date Taken
Sunday, 26 May, 2013   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 4 September, 2013
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Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services  Islands  Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! L 883 087 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.0699N 9:40.0575W
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Irish: geotagged! L 883 088
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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