New Photobook: "Inis Oírr - The jewel of the Aran Islands"

Aerial of Inis Oírr from overhead Bóthar an Chladaigh looking east towards the Clare coastline.Outer front cover of new photobook "Inis Oírr - The Jewel of the Aran Islands"(Ref. # FC738.16a.jpg & DSC7591CRFL+15%.jpg)
Aerial of Inis Oírr from overhead Bóthar an Chladaigh looking east towards the Clare coastline.
Outer front cover of new photobook "Inis Oírr - The Jewel of the Aran Islands"
(Ref. # FC738.16a.jpg & DSC7591CRFL+15%.jpg)


Inis Oírr, the smallest and most easterly of the Aran Islands situated at the mouth of Galway Bay, Ireland is renowned for its captivating beauty. This unique photobook documents Inis Oírr from 1971 to the present day and it offers an intimate look into what makes Inis Oírr such a treasured destination. From its warm-hearted people and rich history to its breath taking landscape and vibrant cultural life, Inis Oírr is a celebration of both heritage and progress.

This visual anthology presents the island's stunning landscape, historical and archaeological sites, and the charm of everyday life. The fascinating images highlight the hardworking islanders and their visitors and showcase the diverse aspects of the island's economy and infrastructure, from traditional fishing to modern tourism.

Discover the evolution of transportation on the island, from humble donkeys to electric vehicles, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Inis Oírr through its music, arts and sporting events. Special moments are captured in this exquisite photographic journey, providing a deep connection to the heart and soul of Inis Oírr.

As you turn the 256 pages of this new, unique photobook Inis Oirr - The Jewel of the Aran Islands, you will be transported through the photography of Michael O'Flanagan to the enchanting world of Ireland's most visited off-shore island, where the past and present intertwine to create a truly unforgettable experience.

Published by Mercier Press and available from all good bookshops, Inis Oírr - The Jewel of the Aran Islands is a tribute to the island's beauty, its resilience and spirit.

Let this photobook be your guide as you explore the wonders of Inis Oírr and fall in love with this magical island.

Hardback Edition
Publication Date: 3rd October, 2023
Publisher: Mercier Press
ISBN: 978 1 78117 845 4

Click here to go to the Mercier Press webpage on the book.

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