[Inishmore, Aran Islands, aerial view]
|Main Creator:||Diggin, Michael|
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[between 1980 and 1999].
A view of Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands. The sheer limestone cliffs that mark the edge of Europe are clearly visible. The islands strike one immediately as being like a desert of rock. They are in fact a continuation of the Burren limestone rock in Co. Clare to which they were once joined millions of years ago. There is scarcely any shelter, no mountainside or woodland, the people live open and exposed to the changing weather, which traverses the islands from the Atlantic. On the northern side the islands are low-lying and sheltered facing Connemara and Galway Bay while to the south they rise to a height of some three hundred feet (100 metres) in parts beyond which lies the vast Atlantic Ocean.
Physical description: 1 transparency : col. ; 6 x 8 cm.