Aran Islands

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Ar·an Islands

Three small islands of western Ireland at the entrance to Galway Bay. They are noted for their Iron Age ruins and for their distinctive knitware.
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Aran Islands

pl n
(Placename) a group of three islands in the Atlantic, off the W coast of the Republic of Ireland: Aranmore or Inishmore (the largest), Inishmaan, and Inisheer. Pop: 1280 (2002). Area: 46 sq km (18 sq miles)
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Ar′an Is′lands
a group of three islands off the W central coast of Ireland. ab. 18 sq. mi. (47 sq. km).
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Noun1.Aran Islands - three small islands belonging to Ireland at the entrance to Galway Bay
Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland - an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
Galway Bay - a bay of the North Atlantic on the west coast of Ireland
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