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Etext - The Aran islands
BY JOHN M. SYNGE
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Latest NEWS
Flights to Aran Islands to continue as agreement reached  The Irish TimesOwner of Aer Arann Islands had offered to sell it to local communities for sum of €1.
Department hires air consultants to continue flights to Aran Islands  The Irish TimesSenator Pádraig Ó Céidigh had said Aer Arann Islands services would no longer run.
Fantastic new extension to Aran Islands school nominated for top EU prize  Galway DailyA new extension to a school on the Aran Islands has been nominated for the Mies Award 2019, one of the most prestigious awards in the field of architecture.
Aran service at Connemara Airport extended until 2021  Galway AdvertiserThe air *service* at Connemara Airport has been extended until September 2021, while Aer Arann Islands has agreed to continue providing that air *service* until ...
Call for Galway airport to be considered for Aran Islands air service  Connacht Tribune GroupGalway Bay fm newsroom – A county councillor says Galway Airport in Carnmore should be considered for an air transport *service* to the Aran Islands.
Aer Arann Islands offered to communities for €1  The Irish TimesProtracted dispute continues over PSO contract which company says makes *service* not viable.
Aran Islands native Paul Mullin with USA Rugby team v Ireland  Galway Bay FMIreland will meet the USA Eagles for the 10th time in an International Rugby Test this Saturday at 6.30pm in the Aviva Stadium, but one player in particular in the ...
How the humble Aran sweater became a fashionable wardrobe staple  The Globe and MailKnit from heavy-gauge yarn in a wide range of elaborate stitches and patterns, the Aran sweater is as unmistakably Irish as Guinness and lamb stew.
Aran Islands air service secured until 2021  Galway Bay FMGalway Bay fm newsroom – There's been a significant breakthrough in the long-running dispute over the future of the air *service* to the Aran Islands. A contract ...
Inis Mór man Mullen returns to Ireland as a key part of the USA team  The42WHEN ARAN ISLANDS man Paul Mullen steps out as part of the USA team that takes on Ireland today, it won't be the first time he's played in the Aviva Stadium.
Aran air impasse remains unresolved ahead of deadline  Connacht Tribune GroupThe State plans to acquire Na Minna Airport in Indreabhán to ensure long-term air connectivity from the mainland to and from the Aran Islands – but there was ...
Islanders concerned over interim use of Shannon Airport for Aran Islands' air service  Connacht Tribune GroupGalway Bay fm newsroom – Islanders are concerned over the proposed interim use of Shannon airport to provide flights to the Aran Islands. The Gaeltacht ...
Aran Islands committee to meet Minister today about emergency air service  Galway Bay FMGalway Bay fm newsroom – A meeting about an air *service* to the Aran Islands will take place in Furbo today. The SOS Committee for the Aran Islands Air ...
No clarity on future of Aran Islands air service following meeting with Minister  Connacht Tribune GroupGalway Bay fm newsroom – The community on the Aran Islands is growing increasingly concerned about the lack of certainty regarding the future of an air ...
Podcast of The Keith Finnegan Show - Thursday December 13th 2018  Galway Bay FMKeith spoke about the amalgamation of Galway City and County, Home help cuts, Dave O'Connell popped in to do the Connacht Tribune Headlines, and ...
New Short-Term Deal Struck For Aran Islands Air Service  Afloat#IslandNews - Air *service* between the Aran Islands and the mainland has been saved for two more weeks after a short-term tender was agreed, as The Irish ...
Coastguard helicopter deployed following reports of missing man in Galway Bay  Connacht Tribune GroupGalway Bay fm newsroom – The Aran Islands RNLI Lifeboat was launched this afternoon following reports that a man had gone missing while out on a boat in ...
Council not approached by government about use of Galway Airport for islands service  Connacht Tribune GroupGalway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Council has not been contacted by any government department about the use of Galway Airport for an air *service* to ...
Man mountain Mullen takes the road less travelled from Inis Mór  Independent.ieIt has been eight long years since Paul Mullen last got a whiff of the *fresh* sea breeze that once upon a time was all he knew.
Cloetta hit by 21pc fall in pre-tax profits to €1.74m  Independent.ieJELLYBEAN firm Cloetta Ireland last year recorded a 21.5pc drop in pre-tax profits to €1.74m.
Wintering on an Irish island: ‘When the weather closes in it is amazing’  The Irish TimesThe tourists are gone; time for communities to hunker down for the long months ahead.
Superbowl showdown for Connemara's famous five  Connacht Tribune GroupFrom boxing hero Seán Mannion or 'Rocky Rosmuc', to son of Carna and Rosmuc emigrants, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, the connections between Connemara ...
€500k Funding for Atlantic Way Projects  FFT.ieFunding for four projects through Fáilte Ireland's New Horizons on the Wild Atlantic Way 2018 Grants Scheme has been announced by Minister of State for the ...
The ‘New York Times’ came to the Aran Islands. Here’s what it found  The Irish TimesJust as in JM Synge's time, the newspaper reports, the islands can feel lost in time.
'The Discarded Soldier' by Liam O'Flaherty, a rediscovered anti-war short story  The Irish TimesJenny Farrell introduces a story published in The Daily Worker in 1925 by the writer's brother.
Aer Arann offered to island communities for €1  Galway Bay FMGalway Bay fm newsroom – The owner of Aer Arann has offered to sell the airline to the Aran Island communities for a nominal fee of €1. The development ...
Aer Arann to cease operation of flights to Aran Islands  RTE.ieThe Minister of State with responsibility for Islands will meet residents of the Aran Islands next week, to discuss the provision of air services to and from the ...
Multiple Galway prize winners at Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards  Galway DailyGalway's Engineers took home multiple prizes recently at the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards.
Maura Derrane says end of flights to Aran Islands would be devastating for her and her family  RSVP LiveShe said the *service* has always been part of her life.
Islands Primary Care review recommends island proofing government policy  Connacht Tribune GroupGalway Bay fm newsroom – Government policy needs to be 'island proofed' to take account of the impact on island residents in Galway and other island ...
Galway engineering talent honoured at prestigious awards  Galway AdvertiserGalway engineering talent has been honoured at the annual Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards, with a number of projects and professionals from the county ...
Flagship award for Kerry Central Regional Water Supply Scheme  Irish TimesExcellence Awards highlight the outstanding and diverse achievements of engineers.
More turbulence over Aran Islands air route  RTE.ie"It's like Groundhog Day". Residents on the Aran Islands could be forgiven a touch of dark humour this week, after it emerged that the contract to operate daily ...
Aran Islands air service may be based at Shannon Airport  The Irish TimesProposal emerges to maintain vital link if no deal in talks with existing *service* provider.
Aran Island residents win award for pioneering programme on sustainable energy  The Irish TimesSustainable Energy Awards also honour Gurteen College for 'ambitious' energy plan.
100Mbps broadband lights up Aran Island fashion powerhouse  Siliconrepublic.comA thriving global business on one of the three Aran Islands has finally been connected to the 21st century.
The New York Times has fallen in love with Ireland's Aran Islands  IrishCentral"Part of the considerable allure of Aran lies in what it lacks," writes former Hollywood teen star and travel writer Andrew McCarthy. For a recent piece in the New ...
Why winter is the smartest season to visit Ireland  IrishCentralThinking about planning a winter trip to Ireland? Congratulations, you're a smart traveler. While some might associate winter vacations with tropical beaches ...
Meet Ireland’s first female master mariner  The Irish Times'If we didn't love it, we wouldn't get up and run'
Five great finalists representing Galway at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards  Galway DailyThese five Galway groups and businesses have been chosen as finalists for the 2019 Irish Tourism Industry Awards.
Meáin of few words? Taoiseach shows off more than cúpla focal on Aran visit  The Irish TimesHowever, Fine Gael doesn't get too many votes on islands now, several residents recalled.
Aran jumper myths debunked  Irish TimesIt is said the stitches in Aran jumpers were like unique family crests. Could this be true?
The New York Times has been raving about the Aran Islands and Ireland  JOE.ieThe Aran Islands are "a place lost in time" according to Hollywood actor and author Andrew McCarthy, who wrote about them in the New York Times.
Find your Irish roots by insulting the ancestors first  Calgary HeraldBrrr,” I said to no one. “I think the rain is finding a way through my jacket.” I looked around as I tightened the drawstring on the hood and realized I had just said ...
Walk for the Weekend: A tantalising taste of Aran Island  Irish TimesNorthern section of the Slí Árainn Mhóir shows what this beautiful island has to offer.
Fears grow over future of Aran air service  Connacht Tribune GroupGalway Bay fm newsroom – Fears are growing over the future of an air *service* for the Aran Islands as the deadline for the termination of Aer Arann's *service* ...
Small Irish firms urge Christmas shoppers to spend just €20 locally in bid to boost economy – rather than jus  The Irish SunSmall Irish firms urge Christmas shoppers to spend just €20 locally in bid to boost economy - rather than just relying on the web.
Healing divides starts with a song  EchonetdailyThe chorus for what was to become Row Back the Levy by Aine Tyrrell and Cara Robinson came to Cara at a most unusual moment.
Water restrictions hit all three Aran Islands  Galway AdvertiserInis Meáin became the last of the Aran Islands to have water restrictions imposed this week. All three islands now have restrictions in place from 8pm to 8am ...
Podcast of The Keith Finnegan Show - Thursday November 22nd 2018  Galway Bay FMKeith was on an Outside Broadcast in Ballinasloe where he spoke to a range of people there – as well as dealing with local issues such as the Aran Islands Air ...
Ireland’s Aran Islands, Hiding in Plain Sight  The New York TimesJust as in the days of J.M. Synge, who wrote his celebrated plays there, the Arans can feel like a place lost in time.
Inis Meáin - the lesser visited of the Aran Islands  IrishCentralBreath-taking scenery, great walks, historical sites, and a singular pub - Inis Meáin is literally at the heart of the Aran Islands off Galway and remains a relatively ...
We’ve to perform at our best: Australia captain Aran Zalewski  Hindustan TimesAustralia captain Aran Zalewski believes it will be one of the most open men's hockey World Cups in recent times and his team will have to test themselves ...
Aran islands are capitalising on recent tourism boom - but still battle basic challenges  Independent.ie'The island brain is way more adaptable than the mainland brain," says Paddy Crowe, former manager of the Co-op in Inis Oírr, who retired two months ago.
New Aran ferry to sail from France to Ireland this weekend  Galway AdvertiserTourism to the Aran Islands is set for a major boost next Tuesday morning as the largest, fastest, and most environmentally friendly cruise vessel every to break ...
Callous courtroom tactics against women put on trial by Marian Finucane  The Irish TimesRadio Review: Presenter finds her old fire over sex assault cases as terms gender gap emerges.
Inis Meain wins prestigious Pride of Place award  Galway DailyInis Meáin was found to be the finest of Ireland's Island and Coastal Communities at the annual IPB Pride of Place awards. The Aran Island triumphed over ...
Aran air service back on the brink  Connacht Tribune GroupThe people of Aran are once again suffering from brinkmanship between the Department of Gaeltacht Affairs and Aer Árann over the continuation of flights to ...
Ireland's Aran Islands are a place lost in time  TheSpec.comThe islands of Inishmore, Inishmaan and Inisheer, hiding in plain sight in the mouth of Galway Bay on the west coast of Ireland, are an ideal place for ...
The Aran Islands are Galway’s hottest spot on Instagram  Galway DailyThe Aran Islands are the hottest spot in Galway for social media, featuring in more instagram posts than anywhere else in the city or county.
Emergency funding for traditional Irish arts in Gaeltacht schools  Galway DailyEmergency funding has been sanctioned to enusre that classes in traditional Irish arts in the galway gaeltacht continue until Christmas.
Aran Islands to be used as testing ground for research into using hydrogen as fuel  TheJournal.ieThe research will use renewable energy to power a fleet of vans.
Podcast of The Keith Finnegan Show - Wednesday November 21st 2018  Galway Bay FMToday on the show Keith Finnegan spoke about the future for the Aran Islands, Coping with Mortgage Distress, the Western Rail Corridor, Mary Kennedy joined ...
Aran family business brings it all back home  Connacht Tribune Groupby Danielle Holian. A Galway woman living on the other side of the world had a dream to come home and follow in her father's footsteps by making the most of ...
Aran Island pub flooded with beer on Paddy's Day after burglar left taps running  Irish ExaminerA pub on the Aran islands was flooded with beer on St Patrick's Day after a burglar left 16 of its taps running. According to the Connacht Tribune, cigarettes and ...
The island priests: piety and poitín on the edge of Ireland  The Irish TimesNowhere was the relationship between the clergy and parishoners more sharply observed than on offshore islands.
Garrihy sisters on board to launch ‘Star of Doolin’ ferry to Aran Islands  Irish ExaminerBy Kyle Lehane. The fastest and most environmentally friendly passenger cruise ship to operate on the western seaboard sailed into Doolin for the first time ...
Aran cats under the cosh  Connacht Tribune GroupThe first mass neutering of felines on Inis Mór takes place this week following an explosion in the feral cat population over the last two decades. And it's all in ...
Food news: Aran Island students rocket to CEO status  Independent.ieThe winners of Ireland's Young Food Entrepreneur 2018 are a group of first- and second-year students from Coláiste Ghobnait on Inis Oírr island, who were ...
Work Begins On Historic Rare Dublin Built Former Aran Islands Ferry to Become Luxury Liffey Hotel  AfloatWork has begun in Dublin's Grand Canal Dock's Georgian drydock to transform a former CIE Galway-Aran Islands ferry into a 5-star luxury hotel based on the ...
From the Aran Islands to American international: Mullen helping Eagles to new heights  The42PAUL MULLEN IS eager to come back to Ireland. He wants to arrive on merit. A native of the Aran Islands, Mullen made his international rugby debut for the USA ...
Aran Islands pub flooded with beer after burglar leaves taps on  Irish TimesThousands of euro in damage caused to Joe Watty's pub in St Patrick's Day raid.
Rescue 115 in search for missing boatman  The Clare HeraldThe search for a lone boatman reported missing at sea off the Galway coast has been stood down after he was found safe and well. An operation was mounted ...
€3 million 'cruise' ship to be built for Aran Island crossings and trips to Cliffs  TheJournal.ieThe new ship is being built in France and will have a low emission engine system.
Derry Girls star is cast in new production of wonderful play from the director of In Bruges  JOE.ieWith news that Season 2 of Derry Girls has completed filming, fans of Lisa McGee's wonderful show are all asking the same thing, when can we see it? Given the ...
Inis Meáin Restaurant: Train, bus, boat and taxi – a place worth taking a trip for  Irish TimesReview: Worth every morsel of its 9.5/10, this restaurant combines elements of earth and ocean in its exquisitely-sourced food thoughtfully cooked.
Aran Islands praised in New York Times travel feature  Irish MirrorActor and writer Andrew McCarthy called the islands "a place lost in time"
Dept examining airport purchase in islands flights row  RTE.ieThe Department of Heritage, Culture and the Gaeltacht is examining the possible purchase of an airport in Connemara, as a dispute over the provision of regular ...
US yachtsman says RNLI saved him from ‘potentially tragic’ situation  The Irish TimesLocals in Inis Mór minding John Lubimir after mast on boat 'Patriot' snapped at sea.
Aran's pride in USA's historic rugby win  Connacht Tribune GroupThe connection between the Aran Islands and the USA's Rugby win over Scotland on Saturday last may not be immediately apparent. That is until you realise ...
Hydrogen to power homes, boats and cars on Aran Islands  Independent.ieThe Aran Islands will form part of an EU study to see if hydrogen can be produced using renewable energy to power cars, boats and heat buildings.
Pub on Inis Mor on Aran Islands damaged after thief leaves 17 beer taps running  Irish MirrorThe owner arrived to his premises on St Patrick's Day morning to find all drink taps turned on and the floor flooded with booze.
Poppies, PESCO, and the increasing militarisation of the EU  Galway AdvertiserIn political terms, these last few weeks have been depressing. First, we were subjected to the electoral version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (aka the Irish ...
Aran Islands secondary schools to receive extra funding and teachers  Galway DailySecondary schools on all the Aran Islands will receive an extra €15,000 a year and additional teachers under the Gaeltacht School Recognition Scheme.
Tory Islanders and the ‘Queen of Aran’  Irish TimesAddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email App Share to LinkedIn Share to Pinterest Share to Reddit Share to Google+ Share ...
Magazine claims to have found the quaintest place in Ireland - do you agree?  IrishCentralThe Aran Islands have been named the quaintest place in all of Ireland. The three islands off the coast of Connemara are Inishmore (Inis Mór), Inishmaan (Inis ...
Former Aran Islands ferry to be transformed into floating Liffey hotel  TheJournal.ieThe ship, once used to carry passengers to the islands, has since fallen into disrepair.
Taoiseach ‘disappointed’ with Fianna Fáil response to confidence and supply proposal  The Irish TimesSpeaking on Aran Islands, Leo Varadkar says he intends to 'keep asking' for talks with FF.
Stepping into history on the island of Inisheer  IrishCentralPerhaps the best-known group of islands off Ireland's coast, The Aran Islands are renowned for their history, Irish culture and stunning natural beauty. It is an ...
Want to see the wreck made famous by ‘Father Ted’, then take this walk  The Irish TimesWalk for the Weekend: Loop walk on Inisheer, Aran islands, Co Galway.
Savage Beauty: New tourism strategy shoots for 'true essence' of Aran Islands and Connemara  Independent.ieA new Visitor Development Plan wants to encourage visitors to stay longer and spend more in Connemara and the Aran Islands.
Living on the edge  Connacht Tribune GroupHistorian Diarmaid Ferriter has turned his fascination with Ireland's offshore islands, including Aran and Inishbofin, into a captivating new book. “Island people ...
383 Projects Nominated for the EU Mies Prize for Contemporary Architecture  ArchDailyThe Fundació Mies van der Rohe and European Commission have revealed the 383 projects nominated for the 2019 European Union Prize for Contemporary...
€3 million 'cruise ship' cuts journey from Doolin to Aran Islands to just 15 minutes - Independent.ie  Independent.ieA 26-metre 'cruise ship' sailing between Doolin and the Aran Islands is the fastest of its type on the Irish coast, its owners say.
Water restrictions extended in Galway  Connacht Tribune GroupGalway Bay fm newsroom – Night-time restrictions are to be extended on Inis Mór and Inis Oirr, while a nationwide hose pipe ban will come into effect on Friday.
Winter loneliness on a western island  Irish TimesThe Times We Lived In – Taken: November 26th, 1955. Photograph by Eddie Kelly.
Hockey World Cup: England, Australia book semifinals berth  Hindustan TimesOne would never have expected England to come this far in the hockey World Cup. After being held by debutants China in the opening pool game and then ...
Leo Varadkar blasted for spending €5,500 on helicopter trip for photo-op  Irish MirrorExclusive: The trip also took up the time of three Defence Forces members.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Australia vs France - 3 Talking Points  SportskeedaA brief analysis of the factors that influenced the final outcome of the quarterfinal between Australia and France.
€3m 'cruise ship' from Doolin to Aran Islands will be fastest on Irish coast  Independent.ieA 26-metre 'cruise ship' will be the fastest of its type on the Irish coast when it launches from Doolin in this May, its owners say.
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