What is it like to live on the Isle of Aran?
Although it now mainly receives and income from tourism the Isle of Aran was once a thriving fishing hub and the home for many souls. It’s current One thousand two hundred inhabitants are fiercely proud people who have managed to make one of the most windswept and rugged places their home for countless generations. The people of the island are known as being the birthers of the famous Mens Aran Sweaters, a lightweight yet warming and crucially water resistant piece of clothing. They have become quite the eternal style icon and you can get one through Shamrock Gift. What is the makeup of this island like?
The islands have a climate that is unusually temperate. Average air temperatures range from July 15 °C (59 °F) to January 6 °C (43 °F). The soil temperature typically does not drop below 6 ° C (43 ° F) This means that it has one of the longest growing seasons in all of Ireland making it excellent for the care and management of Sheep.
There are a lot of rocks on the Isle. The geology of the islands is primarily karst limestone, related to the Burren in County Clare (to the east), not the northern granites of Connemara. In the building of the walls around the grounds, this is most apparent. Limestones date back to the period of the Lower Carboniferous, formed around 350 million years ago as sediments in the tropical sea, and compressed into horizontal strata of fossil corals, crinoids, sea urchins, and ammonites. A throwback to when the isle’s were under the sea!