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Árainn/Inis Mór Photo: Creative Commons

Árainn/Inis Mór
Photo: Creative Commons


THE WEST AUSTRALIAN 25TH JUNE, 1910
EXCERPT FROM ‘THE LAND OF THE WESTERN GLEAM’ BY E. LONGWORTH DAMES (VI – Galway of the Tribe
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…And far away, far out across Galway Bay, there is a faint vision of the mysterious Aran Islands, some of the fairy isles of the west, the last retreat, it is said, of a very ancient people called the Fir Bolgs, a primeval tribe which was in Ireland before even the Gods came there. This is what lies dimly and half seen on a gray horizon against gray skies colouring at evening, and Galway, dreaming away its life in a soft Western langour, with a pale glory of the past about it, like last daylight lingering, looks out upon these for evermore. Ptolemy is said to have spoken of Galway as then existing under the name of Nagnata. And when twilight settles down in a silence that is full of old voices, one may well fell that the place and the country round it, are of far off beginnings and ageless.

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