Longing for Ireland

The Aran Islands

March 15, 2022 Tourism Ireland Season 2022 Episode 8
Longing for Ireland
The Aran Islands
Show Notes

Stone age fortresses, endless stone walls, a shipwreck on land and special jumpers – what makes the Aran Islands so special? How do you get there and what should you see?

Today we are joined by Eugene Garrihy and Joan Hamilton, from Doolin2Aran Ferries. The Garrihy family have been sailing the waters between the islands for more than 70 years from Doolin, co. Claire and now offer ferry services between the mainland and the Aran Islands; Inishmore, Inishmaan and Inisheer.

For more information on the trips on offer visit: www.doolin2aranferries.com


This episode’s Irish words:


Prátaí – pronounced: praw-tee 


How are you? :

Cén chaoi a bhfuil tú? – Pronounced:  Kay hee ah will too


I am very good:

Ta me go maith - Taw may guh mah


And yourself? :

Agus tu fein? -  ogg-us too fayne


I am very, very good (excellent):

Ta me an-mhaith - Taw may on a wha


Cheers! (to your health)

Sláinte - Pronounced:  S + lawn + Ch(urch)