Flora and Fauna

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There are many rare and threatened plant species to be found on Aran, such as Pyramidal Bugle (Ajuga pyramidals), Wood Small-reed (Calamagrostis epigejos), Blue Moor-grass (Sesieria albicans) and Burnet Rose (Rosa pimpinellifolia) to name just a few – so be careful where you put those feet! Much of the flora and birdlife of Aran is of international significance, and is protected under European wildlife legislation. Bird species which breed on the Island include Chough, Little Tern, Arctic Tern, Sandwich Tern and Peregrine Falcon.

The fascinating seal colony in Aran is also worth a visit.