The Ethnography of the Aran Islands, County Galway

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    WHEN Professors Cunningham and Haddon opened their anthropometric laboratory in Dublin, rather more than two years ago, one of their objects was to promote systematic research in the country districts of Ireland. We have now received the first-fruits of the laboratory in the form of a paper on the ethnography of the Aran Islands, by Prof. A. C. Haddon and Dr. C. R. Browne, read before the Royal Irish Academy. The lines of research originally proposed have been considerably exceeded, and the paper before us is in reality a brief monograph of the islands. The observations, however, have been made chiefly on the inhabitants of Aran-more, the northern and laigest of the three islands forming the group; and the southern island, Inisheer, was not visited at all.

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