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Etext - The Aran islands
BY JOHN M. SYNGE
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Aran Island beauty may keep man off the drink  Leinster ExpressThe natural beauty of the Aran Islands may be just the thing to keep an alcoholic off the drink, according to Judge Catherine Staines. Her remarks came during ...
Aran Sweater Market is selling jumpers to Japan as the country becomes attractive for Irish business  Fora.ieARAN SWEATER MARKET is looking to push further into the Japanese market after witnessing an increase in online sales from the world's third largest ...
Wild Atlantic warmers: Hot tubs, saunas and seaweed soaks by the Irish seaside  The Irish TimesStill a bit nippy? Try one of these fun, creative ways of warming up after a bracing dip.
Global warming expert warns Ireland is 'shrinking' due to erosion from climate change  Irish MirrorThe Aran Islands off the Galway coast have already experienced the damaging effects.
A tour for food lovers celebrating the best flavours of the Aran Islands  The Irish TimesGabriel Faherty shows visitors how Aran Islands Goat's Cheese is made, and takes them on a food tour of Inish Mór too.
Voting on Galway’s islands slow so far  Galway Bay FMGalway Bay fm newsroom – Islanders today have an early say in local and European elections, as well as the divorce referendum. However, turnout is so far ...
In Galway, you get great pubs and Irish history and literary culture, without the Dublin crowds  The Washington PostPlus, the city on the west coast of Ireland is walkable.
Poetry in motion – An Irishman’s Diary on Arthur Symons and a visit to the Aran Islands in 1896  The 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 WhatsApp.
Deathnotices Wednesday 22nd May, 2019  Galway Bay FMBallyglunin, Tuam. Reposing at St. Colman's Room adjoining St. Colman's Church, Corofin, tomorrow Thursday from 6. Removal at 8 to the church. Mass for ...
Deathnotices Tuesday 21st May, 2019  Galway Bay FMThe Rise, Knocknacarra and InisMeáin, Aran Islands. Reposing at St. Anthony's Room within the Church of St. John the Apostle, Knocknacarra tomorrow ...
Find for yourself the riches of Ireland's monastic sites  The Irish CatholicIn the late afternoon of Holy Saturday last I found myself huffing and puffing down a windy, bumpy road in Glendalough. I had lost the pilgrim group I was meant ...
Five things to do in Ireland when the sun is shining  IrishCentralIreland isn't exactly renowned for its beautiful weather - but when the sun is out there are few places more glorious. Here are five of our favorite things to do in ...
Islands of Ireland: Unique access to Golam, Co Galway  Irish ExaminerDan MacCarthy visits Golam, Co Galway. To get to Golam in the mostly treeless, rock-strewn Connemara, is a unique experience in accessing Ireland's islands.
Butcher bear-hug delays bag thief  Irish ExaminerAn English Market butcher staked his claim to being local peacekeeper when he caught a man in a bear-hug as he tried to snatch a handbag hanging from a ...
Storm Hannah: Flights and sailings cancelled as red warning issued  The Irish TimesESB, Garda, road and water safety agencies advise people to batten down the hatches.
Significant increase in fish tonnage at Rossaveal Harbour  Galway Bay FMGalway Bay fm newsroom – Rossaveal Harbour has recorded a substantial increase in fish tonnage for last year. Statistics issued by Bord Iascaigh Mhara show ...
7 things to do in Ireland in 2019  IrishCentralAre you heading to Ireland this year? Then here's seven things to do to make sure you have the best vacation ever, from cycling to cruising and everything in ...
Storm Hannah: 21,000 without power as red weather warning kicks in  Irish TimesHighest level of weather warning has led to flights and ferry sailings being cancelled.
Hot tubs, saunas and seaweed soaks on Ireland’s west coast  The GuardianSea swimming has become a big thing on Ireland's wild Atlantic coast, as have fun and creative methods of warming up after a bracing dip.
English Market trader nabs bag snatcher by trapping him in a bear-hug  Echo LiveAN English Market butcher staked his claim to being local peacekeeper when he caught a man in a bear-hug as he tried to snatch a handbag hanging from a ...
Café Rua 'Eggs for Anytime' winners  Connaught TelegraphCAFÉ Rua's Scotch Egg has been announced as the Connaught winner in the 'Eggs for Anytime' chef competition.
Death Notices Sunday 5th May, 2019  Galway Bay FMLetter Peak, Spiddal and formerly of Baile an Chaisleáin, Inis Oirr, Aran Islands. Reposing at Naughton's Funeral Home, Knock, Inverin tomorrow Monday from 5.
Ryan Tubridy reveals his favourite Wild Atlantic Way spots  RTE.ieThe Wild Atlantic Way calls to me every summer and this year is no different. Encompassing 2500km of driving route through nine counties and three provinces, ...
Deathnotices Tuesday 7th May, 2019  Galway Bay FMKilkerrin Road, Glenamaddy and formerly of Church Street, Dunmore. Reposing at Divilly's Funeral Home, Glenamaddy tomorrow Wednesday from 6. Removal ...
Galway’s beaches retain prestigious Blue Flag awards  Galway DailyGalway has retained all its Blue Flags and won eight Green Coast awards today for the quality of its beaches, their water and surrounding environment.
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.
Aran Island residents win award for pioneering programme on sustainable energy  The Irish TimesSustainable Energy Awards also honour Gurteen College for 'ambitious' energy plan.
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.
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.
Aran Islands secondary school scheme awarded €450,000  Galway DailyPost porimary schools on the Aran Islands have been awarded €450000 to families accomodating students from the mainland who stay there to study.
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.
The New York Times has fallen in love with Ireland's Aran Islands  IrishCentralIf there was ever an article to convince you to go to the Aran Islands, this is undoubtedly it. Who knew the New York Times and Aran Islands were linked.
Body recovered from sea off Galway coast after 70-year-old woman went missing from Aran Islands  The Irish SunThe crew of the Shannon based Irish Coast Guard helicopter spotted a body in the water about two kilometres off-shore from Galway and approximately 20 ...
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.
'A place lost in time' - New York Times visits the Aran Islands  Independent.ieThe Aran Islands are "predominantly Irish-speaking, insular and, as even in Synge's era, considered a place lost in time," according to the New York Times.
Aer Arann to quit contract for Aran Islands two years ahead of time  Irish TimesGaeltacht minister Joe McHugh to meet islanders next week over latest transport row.
Irish Coast guard praised for 'difficult' rescue on Aran Islands  BreakingNews.ieAn Irish Coast Guard crew are being praised for carrying out a very difficult rescue on the Aran Islands this afternoon.
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 ...
Government reaches agreement with Aer Árann to continue flights to the Aran Islands  TheJournal.ieTHE DEPARTMENT OF the Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has reached an agreement to allow for the continuation of Aer Árann's services to the Aran ...
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 ...
Pender Harbour shines  Coast ReporterFantastic May Day weekend! Thanks to ace organizer Chelsea Gamble and all those making this wonderful family event the greatest May Day celebration ever.
First Dates Ireland's Olivia: I'd say I felt chemistry  RTE.ieFirst Dates Ireland's Olivia has revealed that she felt chemistry on her date with Aran on the show, while Aran used the word "wow" to describe his first ...
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 ...
Aran Islands praised in New York Times travel feature  Irish MirrorActor and writer Andrew McCarthy called the islands "a place lost in time"
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.
First Dates couple's dates 'much more interesting' now  RTE.ieFirst Dates Ireland couple Aran and Olivia captured hearts around the country with their appearance on Thursday night's episode of the show, and the pair have ...
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.
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.
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 Islanders end efforts to purchase Aer Arann  Galway Bay FMGalway Bay fm newsroom – The Aran Islands communities say they are disappointed at the withdrawal of an offer by the owner of Aer Arann to sell the company ...
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* ...
WATCH: Dermot Kennedy's stunning new video set on the Aran Islands  JOE.ieDermot Kennedy's rise continues as 2019 comes into focus. The Dublin troubadour recently made BBC's prestigious Sound of 2019 list, as well as being ...
Major conference on Connemara and Aran Islands tourism  Galway DailyA networking event will discuss progress on improving tourism in Connemara and the Aran Islands at the Peacocks Hotel in Maam Cross this month.
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 ...
More turbulence over Aran Islands air route  RTÉ News"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 ...
Aer Arann Islands offered to communities for €1  The Irish TimesProtracted dispute continues over PSO contract which company says makes *service* not viable.
Deal struck to secure Aran Islands air service up to 2021  Galway DailyA deal has been struck today that will help secure the future of air travel services to the Aran Islands until 2021.
Aran jumper myths debunked  Irish TimesIt is said the stitches in Aran jumpers were like unique family crests. Could this be true?
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.
Major maritime rescue exercise in Galway Bay  The Clare HeraldA major multi-agency mass-rescue exercise was held in Galway Bay this afternoon. Codenamed 'Eoghanaght', the civil and maritime major incident exercise ...
Dept examining airport purchase in islands flights row  RTÉ NewsThe 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 ...
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 ...
Agreement reached in Aer Arann dispute  RTE.ieAn agreement has been reached in the Aer Arann dispute, and services to three Aran Islands will go ahead as per schedule.
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 ...
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 ...
15 things to do in Ireland that you've never heard of  IrishCentralPlanning an Irish vacation this year? Then here's 15 things to do in Ireland that you've never heard of.
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.
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.
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.
Body recovered during search for missing Inis Oirr woman  Galway Bay FMGalway Bay fm newsroom – The body of a woman was located off the Galway coast yesterday during a search for a woman who had gone missing from her ...
Regeneration project to be extended to former bar premises  Connacht Tribune GroupThe former Townhouse Bar premises at Quay Lane – which was flooded on several occasions over the past five years – is set to re-open as a café and retail unit ...
The Aran Islands is a place 'lost in time' according to the New York Times  Extra.ieHere in Ireland we're already aware of the pure beauty that flows around the Aran Islands, and how on a sunny day it can often remind you of an ...
Watch Rising Irish star Dermot Kennedy's new video shot on the Aran Islands  Extra.ieDermot Kennedy is set for a big year in 2019, and he's kicked it off in style with the release of a stunning video shot on the Aran Islands.
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’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 ...
Former Aran Islands Ferry Part of Scottish Route Transfer To CalMac  Afloatferry - The Scottish ferryroute Gourock to Dunoon on the Clyde will transfer to CalMac when the current contract ends next month, becoming part of th...
Deathnotices Tuesday 5th February, 2019  Galway Bay FMGretta Kelly nee Liston. Advertisement. Scart, Ruan More, Claregalway and formerly of Lower Shantalla Road. Reposing at Conneely's Funeral Home, Flood ...
Aran Islands Gaelscoil unable to find enough teachers with Irish for all subjects  Galway DailyColáiste Ghobnait Gaelscoil on Inis Oírr is being forced to teach three subjects through English this year because they couldn't find candidates with Irish.
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 ...
Lifeboat crews rescued 43 people in Galway last year  Galway DailyLifeboat crews in Galway saved 43 people from the water last year according to new figures released as the RNLI announces its Mayday fundraising drive.
Advertiser.ie - Liam O'Flaherty's Hollywood sojourn  Galway AdvertiserBORN ON The Aran Islands in 1896, Liam O'Flaherty was to become one of the most distinguished and prolific writers of 20th century Ireland. His first book, Thy ...
10 Stunning Spots To Go Glamping In Ireland  Lovin.ieLiving in a country with weather as unpredictable as the poets on the English Leaving Certificate a tent is rarely a good idea. You're either guaranteed to get ...
Advertiser.ie - The first steamboat on Galway Bay  Galway AdvertiserThe Citie of the Tribes was the name given to the first steamboat to sail on the bay. She was built in South Shields and registered on December 24, 1872, for the ...
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 ...
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.
Long neglected Liam O'Flaherty novel to be re-published  Galway AdvertiserHOLLYWOOD CEMETERY, Liam O'Flaherty's novel exposing the exploitation and machinations which lay behind the US film industry during its 'golden era', ...
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.
€1m for Rossaveal but ‘big money’ goes to Co. Cork  Connacht Tribune GroupTHE Connemara fishing port of Rossaveal is to receive grant-aid of close on €1 million for improvement works at the harbour through the course of 2019.
From Mayo to MoMA: the iconic Aran jumper heads to New York  Irish TimesWhen an early Aran handknit from 1941 goes on exhibition in MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) in New York next month it will take its place on a world stage ...
Inis Iron Meáin 2019 – The Original Island Road Race  Galway Bay FMInis Iron Meáin 2019 will take place in the beautiful surrounds of Inis Meáin on the Aran Islands on March 9th. Inis Iron Meáin is the original Island road race ...
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.
Death Notices Saturday 23rd March, 2019  Galway Bay FMShraduff, Taughmaconnell, Ballinasloe. Reposing at Grenham's Funeral Home, Ballinasloe tomorrow Sunday from 5. Removal at 7 to St. Ronan's Church, ...
Deathnotices Wednesday 6th February, 2019  Galway Bay FMClement Bowen. John Coogan Park, Newcastle. Reposing at Conneely's Funeral Home, Flood Street tomorrow Thursday from 4:30 until 7. Funeral cortege ...
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.
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 ...
‘Lovely Anne’ welcomed back to water after restoration  Irish ExaminerKing of the Claddagh Michael Lynskey and his community took to the Galway waterside at the weekend to welcome home a workboat which plied the Atlantic ...
'Iconic Aran jumper' to go on display at New York Museum of Modern Art  TheJournal.ieAN ARAN JUMPER is to feature in a major new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York after it was chosen as one of the 111 most iconic ...
Best of Irish: Ten exciting people on the Irish food scene right now  The Irish TimesBest of Irish: In advance of St Patrick's Day, we celebrate leading lights of our creative industries.
Winter loneliness on a western island  Irish TimesThe Times We Lived In – Taken: November 26th, 1955. Photograph by Eddie Kelly.
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