Thursday, July 1, 2010
Farm House on The Aryan Island of Inish Oirr
One of the highlights (every day was an encore to the last) was taking a ferry over to the Aran Island of Inish Oirr. Before it was settled, it could have been called ROCK island. These settlers smashed up the rocks, made stone walls, brought in seaweed, made soil and after three years were able to farm the soil. The prefered language here is Irish (Gaelic) and we heard it spoken everywhere. This is the island with the great wool sweaters... (and millions of stones found placed strategically in walls around the island.