The Aran Islands


The Aran Islands of Aranmor, Inishmaan, and Inishere lie thirty miles from Galway, and so attracted J. M. Synge that he returned to them time and time again. He here recounts his travels and encounters on the islands, telling of magic wells, poteen drinkers, fishing expeditions in currachs, andstories of druids and fairies. The book includes fourteen of Synge's own photographs, depicting many fascinating aspects of island life.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 1979