A Visit to Inis Mór (Part 1)

Last August, I had the opportunity to teach at a writing retreat and tour in Ireland with Ireland Writer Tours.   In addition to teaching writing courses, we visited many landmarks and historical sites, including the largest of the Aran Islands, Inis Mór (sometimes written “Inishmore”). The trip to the island took about an hour by boat (at least, that’s what I’m told–I fell asleep almost the moment we left the dock and didn’t wake up until the boat arrived, much to the chagrin of the queasier members of the group). Here’s the view from the arrival dock: After leaving the boat, we stopped for lunch at

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