On Inishmaan all the houses are built on the sheltered side of the island,
on a good height above sea-level. From any of those cottages one could
see a large portion of the island, consisting of little green fields surrounded
by high stone walls and a great expanse of flat crags. Beyond that is the
wide stretch of sea which lies between the Aran Islands and Connemara.
enthralling interest to the antiquarian. There are also the ruins of small stone
churches which were built by the saints.