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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Limestones Bluffs Aran Islands,Ireland 1993

Rugged as the people who settled here more than 3,000 years ago, the sea-chiseled limestone bluffs of Inishmore rise 300 feet above the Atlantic. Inland, hundreds of miles of stone walls ring thin-soiled fields where islanders toil in a land known for ciúnas gan uaigneas, Gaelic for 'quietness without loneliness.'"

— Text from "The Aran Islands: Ancient Hearts Modern Minds," April 1996, National Geographic magazine

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