Aran Islands, Ireland
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Aran Adventure 2011: Emily's Update from Inis mor #2
Aran Islands, Inis Mor, Serpent's Lair Wormhole The Serpents Lair is what fishermen call a “blowhole,” or a shoreline window to subterranean caverns, which spurt out water each day as high tide approaches. What differentiates Poll na Peist from other blowholes is that it’s almost a perfect rectangle. Ancient mythology tells us of a Sea Serpent which lived beneath the entrance . The sound of screeching stormy winds is said in myth to be the great Serpent making its presence felt.
20 of the most beautiful places to visit in Ireland
The Aran Islands are a collection of three islands which are nestled at the mouth of Galway Bay. The beautiful and isolated islands have attracted and inspired many Irish artists and poets over the years (including the leading artists Seán Keating and Liam O’Flaherty). Aside from the unique weather-battered landscapes other notable attractions include several Iron Age forts and Teampull Bheanáin which is considered to be the smallest church in the world.