Aran Islands

[ ar-uhn ]

plural noun
  1. a group of three islands off the W central coast of Ireland. About 18 sq. mi. (47 sq. km).

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How to use Aran Islands in a sentence

  • Galway was near by, and an agreement was made to join Mr. Walker on one of his tours of inspection to the Aran Islands.

    On an Irish Jaunting-car | Samuel G. Bayne
  • During this visit he began the first drafts of the studies which afterwards grew to be his book, 'The Aran Islands.'

  • Yeats found him in France in 1898 and advised him to go to the Aran Islands, to live there as if he were one of the people.

  • Aran Islands, three islands with antique relics across the mouth of Galway Bay, to which they form a breakwater.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia | Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • Mr. Balfour's benefactions have not been confined to the Aran Islands.

    Ireland as It Is | Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

British Dictionary definitions for Aran Islands

Aran Islands

pl n
  1. a group of three islands in the Atlantic, off the W coast of the Republic of Ireland: Aranmore or Inishmore (the largest), Inishmaan, and Inisheer. Pop: 1280 (2002). Area: 46 sq km (18 sq miles)

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