National Geographic : 1915 Apr
A BIT OF LIFE AT THE VILLAGE OF ASHLERM, ACHILL ISLAND, IRELAND Photo by A.W. Ctler Peat and fodder for the cattle are put in the donkey's paniers, and sometimes the children get a ride. Achill,which inEnglish means "Eagle "Island, is the largest island off the mainland, having an area of 57 square miles. The island is mountainous, with the two highest peaks rising to above 2,000 feet. The inhabitants, numbering about 5,000, make an uncertain living by fishing and tilling the hard soil, many alsoworking inScotland and England during the harvest time.