island or archipelago
Árainn Mhór
genitive: Árainn Mhór
validated name
Aran Island

Other names

local name


English great, big

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    Árainn Mhór ‘big kidney, ridge’

  • English

    Árainn Mhór ‘big kidney, ridge’

    Ára (dat./acc. árainn) ‘kidney’ is used figuratively for the shape of the island


54.9903, -8.53123latitude, longitude
Irish Grid (with letter)
Irish Grid (without letter)
Irish Transverse Mercator (ITM)


POThere is or was once a post office here

Archival records

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