21 Photos That Prove You Absolutely Have To Visit The Aran Islands Before You Die

How haven't you been yet?

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The West coast of Ireland has to be one of the most spectacular coastlines in the entire world. 

Although the mainland itself is a sight to behold, the Aran Islands are on a whole other level.

If you've been lucky enough to spend any time there then you won't need any convincing about this being a majestic little corner of the world.

And if you haven't been there yet, as an Irish person, you really should be ashamed.

Have a look at these stunning pictures – we think you'll agree the Aran Islands are worth all of your attention....

The sheer drop over the cliffs into the ocean is about as far West as you can go before hitting mainland USA

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Even the shipwrecks here are absolutely stunning

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The landscape looks otherwordly

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Natural swimming pools have been formed that look like this

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The houses are gorgeous

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The locals are friendly as friendly can be, and all live within a stone's throw of each other

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You'll quickly get used to a slower and more chilled pace of life

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There are loads of little cosy pubs for a nice pint

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You can find a little beach to call your own

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There is an entire ocean to fish from right on your doorstep

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There's plenty of exploring to do

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The locals have always enjoyed a simple way of living from the land and sea

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The views are STUNNING 

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You'll be able to buy one of the most authentic, hand-knitted and warmest jumpers in the world 

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Where else in the world could you see dramatic skies like this

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Or water this wild and pure

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People have been coming here for centuries

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No motorways here. Take the boat – the views unreal 

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Forget about technology like Google Maps around here

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Traffic is pretty much nonexistent 

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Out in the Aran islands the air is fresh and the people are beyond friendly

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Make sure you get out there and experience this gorgeous little corner of Ireland

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Niall Harbison

Niall founded Lovin' Dublin with a few fairly simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.

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