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    Cliffs of Moher and Inisheer Island ( one of the Aran islands)

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    Post by 3rdforum on Tue 23 Jul 2013 - 20:35

    Got a great deal last week using a discount voucher. 27 euro for a family of 5 to go to Inisheer ( about 8 miles off the west coast of Ireland) and return via the cliffs of Moher. The  journey time was roughly 2 hours in total.

    We got the ferry from Doolin in Co. Clare. It was very busy with about 6 ferries/sightseeing boats leaving every hour.
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    We could see the cliffs in the distance when leaving

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    The R.N.L.I. must have thought Vince was aboard cos this fella came out from port we thought it was coming to us at one stage, but it overtook us and went elsewhere. ( Btw, its very feckin hard taking a photo from the deck of a boat in the Atlantic)

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    The island itself is home to about 250 inhabitants and they speak Irish as their main language. In fact, English is taught as a "second" language in the local ( only) school.

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    This is O'Briens Castle, built in the 14th century
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    The local primary school. It has 3 rooms in total. The secondary school only has 2 rooms)
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    We hired a pony and trap to go around the island. It cost 20 euro for roughly an hours journey. Our driver was a native islander who only took up this work as he had a hip replacement and couldn't fish anymore.
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    There were stone walls everywhere. If you look closely in the background, you will see fields of rock. If the locals want to use the field to grow anything, all this stone is removed by hand, using only a sledgehammer and crowbar. It took our driver 2 and a half years to clear a half acre field. The more stone in the field, the higher and thicker the walls they build.
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    This is "The Plassey" ( thanks Cam) which was washed ashore in a storm in 1963. It lies about 25 feet above sea level so it must have been some storm. Its also the boat that is used in the title sequence of Father Ted.

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    Our driver let Eoghan take the reins on the way back.

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    Overlooking the harbour
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    I was watching this driver. He made those 2 ladies get out as the horse couldn't pull all of them up the hill Cliffs of Moher and Inisheer Island ( one of the Aran islands) 3025408739 

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    Heres our fella with another group
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    While waiting for the return ferry, I spotted a slightly bigger boat in the distance. Not often you see these cruise ships as most of the ports on the western seaboard aren't equipped to deal with passenger freight.

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    First glimpse of the Cliffs of Moher on the home leg of the journey

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    The islanders used to row 6 miles to the cliffs, spend the day fishing and then row back in the dark. They did this 6 days a week all year round. Bloody hell, people were tough in those days!!
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    As we got closer, we saw a massive sea cave ( did I mention how hard it is to take a photo from a moving boat on the Atlantic??)
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    Sea stack

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    Like something from Lord of the Rings
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    My final photo as we were pulling away
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    Post by Mermaid on Tue 23 Jul 2013 - 20:45

    lovely photos and review dermo



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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 23 Jul 2013 - 20:46

    Hurray! Great stuff Dermo! Isn't it great when the weather's good? Have you ever been on that wee cable car thingy to Dursey Island? I'd like to go over there...Cliffs of Moher and Inisheer Island ( one of the Aran islands) 294053457 



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    Post by Mcqueen on Tue 23 Jul 2013 - 20:52

    Good one Dermot Cliffs of Moher and Inisheer Island ( one of the Aran islands) 294053457
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    Post by 3rdforum on Tue 23 Jul 2013 - 21:11

    Wouldn' t fancy that cable car Cam. You'd be slipping and sliding in cow and sheep shite. They still use it for transporting animals Cliffs of Moher and Inisheer Island ( one of the Aran islands) 2485877773


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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 23 Jul 2013 - 21:21

    I know! I read all about it in "McCarthy's Bar"! Great book! Cliffs of Moher and Inisheer Island ( one of the Aran islands) 294053457 



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    Post by Adam Mint on Wed 24 Jul 2013 - 2:05

    Is there a pub...
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    Post by Perfectspecimen on Wed 24 Jul 2013 - 12:10

    You would need a few tots of rum to get on that ferry. Bet the toilets are lovely..........
    Nice trip though and the photos are grand.



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    Post by 3rdforum on Wed 24 Jul 2013 - 21:14

    Adam Mint wrote:Is there a pub...

    3 of them Adam!! ..............for a population of 250!!!!!!!!






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    Post by 3rdforum on Wed 24 Jul 2013 - 21:16

    Perfectspecimen wrote:You would need a few tots of rum to get on that ferry. Bet the toilets are lovely..........
    Nice trip though and the photos are grand.

    The ferry did look a bit battered Vince, but was surprisingly clean, though that would have all changed if the crossing was rougher Cliffs of Moher and Inisheer Island ( one of the Aran islands) 3025408739 






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    Post by Perfectspecimen on Wed 24 Jul 2013 - 22:43

    I have my own theory as to why toilets on boats are called heads. Its where land-lubbers stick their heads when the swell starts.    Cliffs of Moher and Inisheer Island ( one of the Aran islands) 3025408739 

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    Post by fire13 on Thu 25 Jul 2013 - 0:15

    Great pics.

    Enjoyed reading and looking.
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    Post by Adam Mint on Thu 25 Jul 2013 - 3:24

    3rdforum wrote:
    Adam Mint wrote:Is there a pub...

    3 of them Adam!! ..............for a population of 250!!!!!!!!

    mmmm, and how does the tax work out there...

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