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Ex League of Ireland player manages Aran Islands in Connacht junior club ...
The Score
LIFE PLAYING FOOTBALL for the Aran Islands throws up it's own unique challenges. There's the obvious travel considerations for away games but even home games can be tricky. “We've two pitches,” says manager Ciarán Foley. “If a game is playing on ...
Two shore things hope glory awaits in Connacht finalIrish Independent

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Irish Times

Men of Aran prepared to fight for provincial glory
Irish Times
For the Aran Island's centre-half forward, Eoghan Póil, the novelty aspect goes as much over his head like a badly directed pass as it does with the rest of the team. There is a final to be won. “We've been to 11 Western Board finals and lost nine. It ...


Aran sweaters, Claddagh rings, tin whistles: the story behind Ireland's ...
The Diamond Stitch symbolizes the small, neat fields of the Aran Islands, the Irish Moss Stitch symbolizes growth and abundance, and various other stitches represent stories of religion or elements of nature. With such careful stitching by the few Aran ...

Condé Nast Traveler

Aran Sweaters: How to Style Ireland's Biggest Fashion Staple
Condé Nast Traveler
One of the most popular souvenirs visitors pick up in Ireland is a traditional fisherman's sweater, or "Aran jumper," named the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. But these merino wool sweaters can be a little tricky to bring into a modern ...

Connacht Tribune Group

Aran's footballing heroes head for the high seas once again!
Connacht Tribune Group
On Saturday week, Oileain Árainn will compete for the first time in the All-Ireland junior football quarter-final at 2pm against Liverpool-based John Mitchels. They go to England as Connacht champions. They earned that right after defeating Achill ...

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Galway Advertiser

Aran Island vessel to be the subject of TG4 documentary
Galway Advertiser
Naomh Eanna is a former CIE Aran Islands ferry which plied the route between Galway and the three Aran Islands carrying everything from people to livestock, oil, cement, furniture, and food. The riveted hulled ship was built in 1958 at the end of a ...

Former Aran Island Ferries Meet in Dublin's Grand Canal Dock Basin
#FormerAranFerries - In recent weeks St. Bridget another former Aran Islands ferry entered Dublin's Grand Canal Dock Basin to join Naomh Éanna, the 1956 built ship that served CIE until withdrawn from service in 1988, writes Jehan Ashmore. The veteran ...

Exploring Inis Meain, the Lesser-known Aran Island
Oye! Times
Visitors to Ireland's Aran Islands, located off the west coast from Galway, will undoubtedly know that the famous Irish comedy “Father Ted” is based on a fictional island fashioned after the smallest of the Aran Islands, Inis Oir (named Craggy Island ...

Joe Brolly: Sorting tactics on the boat
Gaelic Life
The antidote to all of this was to be found on page 52. Indeed in ireland, we are uniquely privileged to have an antidote. In a piece entitled “When the boat comes in”, Mark Gallagher wrote about his week spent with the Gaelic footballers of the Aran ...

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American photographer quits her job and flies to Ireland (PHOTOS)
She also fell in love with Dingle, Galway, the Aran Islands, and a man from the Aran Islands, who spent the remainder of her time in Ireland showing her around the countryside. Her family comes from Tipperary, and when she visited the Rock of Cashel ...

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