17 Photos That Prove Just How Beautiful The Aran Islands Are

Éire abú!

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Growing up, family holidays in the Aran Islands certainly seemed a lot less glamorous your best mate's trip to Torremolinos, but with age, so too comes wisdom, and now we all realise that there's something very special about the Aran Islands.

They're one of the last glimpses of old rural Ireland; one of the only ways to totally get away from it all, phone signal and all.

Don't believe us? Take a look...

1. This is what your lunch time views look like


2. The skies there are the dreamiest shade of blue


3. Except when they're filled with fiery passion

You know, no big deal. 


4. And clouds are fluffier than marshmallows on the Aran Islands


5. Every scene looks like a postcard


6. Or a step back in time

And you get a real glimpse at living history.


7. The neighbours are sound

Neigh bother.


8. And the houses are beautiful

Not bad, like.

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9. Sunsets look like this


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10. And you can spot dolphins at every turn

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11. And you're not fully sure if you're in a dream or a nightmare

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12. The possibilities are endless on the Islands

So much room for activities!

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13. No, really, The Lion King was surely filmed here

Simba, dat you?

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14. The sun is actually made of gold

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15. Simple walks are life changing

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16. Beaches are like nothing you've ever seen before

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17. And upon arriving on the Islands, you'll wonder why you'd ever, ever leave...

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