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Etext - The Aran islands
BY JOHN M. SYNGE
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Aran Islanders end efforts to purchase Aer Arann  Connacht Tribune GroupGalway 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 ...
Government reaches agreement with Aer Árann to continue flights to the Aran Islands  TheJournal.ieA contract with Aer Árann will run from today until 30 September 2019.
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.
Hundreds of homes without power on Aran Islands overnight  Galway DailyHundreds of homes on Inis Mór have been left without electricity overnight due to a line fault.
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 ...
WATCH: Aer Lingus releases time-lapse video of re-branding |...  Newstalk 106-108 fmThe logo font has changed and the dominant colour is now teal.
Workshop – Geothermal Energy in Ireland/ GEOFIT, Galway – Jan 24-25, 2019  ThinkGeoEnergyA workshop has been announced for January 24-25, 2019 in Galway/ Ireland to discuss the status of Geothermal Energy in Ireland and how the Geofit project is ...
Treasures: Painting a different picture of Irish culture  Independent.ieWhere would Irish culture be without the Americans? In the 1960s, when Irish traditional music was struggling, they welcomed The Clancy Brothers and Tommy ...
Three tours to take on your next vacation in Ireland  IrishCentralAre you planning a return visit to Ireland in 2019? Then why not look past your usual haunts and take a planned trip to experience somewhere new?
Free-taking competition secures win for 2017 champions in opening game of the Sigerson Cup  The42St Mary's College win 4-2 after free-taking competition. Declan Rooney reports from Dangan. ST MARY'S COLLEGE Belfast claimed victory in the first Sigerson ...
Taxpayers foot bill for €10m airstrips lying idle for a decade  BreakingNews.ieTaxpayers' money is being used to manage and maintain two airstrips that have lain idle for a decade and cost almost €10m to build.
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.
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.
Ireland's final episode of merrymaking and mayhem  Tower Timberjay NewsWe haven't left Ireland yet, but this is the last leg of my journey. In the previous installments of my three-part Ireland adventure, I'd been to Dublin, Giant's ...
Death Notices Saturday 22nd December, 2018  Galway Bay FMSalthill and formerly of Bangor, Co. Down. Reposing at the O'Flaherty Funeral Parlour, Munster Avenue tomorrow Sunday from 3. Removal at 4.30 to Church of ...
Five travel hacks to make your vacation in Ireland easier  IrishCentralTraveling to Ireland in 2019? Here's five travel hacks that will make your vacation easier to plan, meaning you'll have more time to enjoy yourself!
Deathnotices Tuesday 15th January, 2019  Galway Bay FMMary Moloney. Tynagh, Loughrea. Reposing at her residence tomorrow Wednesday from 4 until 8. Mass for Mary Moloney on Thursday at 2:30 in St. Laurence's ...
Deathnotices Monday 14th January, 2019  Galway Bay FMBob Potter. Hurlers Cross, Newmarket On Fergus, Co. Clare. Reposing at McMahon's Funeral Home, Shannon tomorrow Tuesday from 6 until 7:30. Cremation ...
New series explores Ireland's remote townlands and its people  Irish ExaminerRural Ireland has changed utterly in recent decades, but there is more hope than sorrow about its evolution in the townlands visited by Síle Nic Chonaonaigh for ...
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 ...
The 72 books we’ll all be talking about in the first half of 2019  Independent.ieWe look ahead to some of the most-anticipated titles hitting the shelves in the first half of this year.
British travel agent says Galway is the ‘foodie’ destination of 2019  Galway DailyThe British online travel agent Travelzoo has said that Galway will be the big foodie destination of 2019.
Catherine Cleary’s best restaurants of 2018  Irish TimesFrom humble street food to Michelin-star magic, here are my most memorable meals.
Aran Island residents win award for pioneering programme on sustainable energy  The Irish TimesSustainable Energy Awards also honour Gurteen College for 'ambitious' energy plan.
Death Notices Friday 11th January  Galway Bay FMClonboo, Corrandulla. Mass of the Angels on Saturday at 12 noon in St. Brendans Church, Annaghdown. Burial afterwards in Annaghdown Cemetery. Family ...
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 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.
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 ...
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 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.
Aran jumper myths debunked  Irish TimesIt is said the stitches in Aran jumpers were like unique family crests. Could this be true?
Chopsticks on the table, Mandarin on signs: Irish tourism puts out for Chinese visitors  The Irish TimesFáilte Ireland hopes to more than double the high-spending Chinese market by 2025.
Death Notices Tuesday 1st January, 2019  Galway Bay FMCaherhugh House, Belclare, Tuam. Reposing at his home tomorrow Wednesday from 4 until 8. Private removal on Thursday to Sacred Heart Church, Belclare to ...
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.
NEWS: Get your bids in for charity auction  The Irish FieldHere's the full list of items for auction in conjunction with the Joe Schmidt charity racing lunch next Thursday.
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.
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 ...
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.
Books to look forward to in 2019  The Irish TimesArminta Wallace selects the most exciting Irish and international titles of the year ahead.
50 people to watch in 2019: Ireland’s hottest young talent  The Irish TimesWe've searched Ireland to find the men and women who'll be making waves in fashion, food, sport, activism, art, film, entrepreneurism, tech, media and music.
AMBER collaboration leads to new market opportunities for KASTUS  Engineers JournalCollaboration with KASTUS has potential to significantly impact how MRSA and other superbugs are controlled and prevented in hospital and community ...
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* ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
No secrets here: Granagh Players stage The Informer in County Limerick  Limerick LeaderIN the dozen years since they were first set up, the Granagh Players have helped to put Granagh on the map, attracting visitors into this small rural community ...
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.
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 ...
Sinn Féin candidate calls for Government decisions to be 'rural proofed'  Galway AdvertiserBefore any decision is finalised by the Government it should be 'rural proofed', with its potential effects on rural communities analysed and considered before ...
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 ...
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 ...
Aer Arann Islands offered to communities for €1  The Irish TimesProtracted dispute continues over PSO contract which company says makes *service* not viable.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
'I didn't realise what a big deal it was at the time' – Ian O'Reilly talks Moone Boy and making his stage debut  Independent.ieEven today, it still happens. Ian O'Reilly will be walking down the street when a stranger shouts.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Islanders concerned over interim use of Shannon Airport for Aran Islands' air service  Galway Bay FMGalway Bay fm newsroom – Islanders are concerned over the proposed interim use of Shannon airport to provide flights to the Aran Islands. The Gaeltacht ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 Islands praised in New York Times travel feature  Irish MirrorActor and writer Andrew McCarthy called the islands "a place lost in time"
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.
No clarity on future of Aran Islands air service following meeting with Minister  Galway Bay FMGalway Bay fm newsroom – The community on the Aran Islands is growing increasingly concerned about the lack of certainty regarding the future of an air ...
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.
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.
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...
Part of the famous Inishmore Aran Island cliff falls into the sea  IrishCentralPart of an Inishmore cliff has fallen into the Atlantic. It is believed to have collapsed as a result of the cumulative impact of the ocean's waves on the base of the ...
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.
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 ...
New grant scheme to unlock Connemara Coast and Aran Islands for tourists  Galway DailyA new grants scheme from Fáilte Ireland aims to unlock visitor potential for the Connemara Coast and Aran Islands.
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 ...
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.
€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.
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.
Taoiseach ‘disappointed’ with Fianna Fáil response to confidence and supply proposal  The Irish TimesTaoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that he intends to “keep asking” Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to open talks on extending the Government's confidence ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 WhatsApp.
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.
Winter loneliness on a western island  Irish TimesThe Times We Lived In – Taken: November 26th, 1955. Photograph by Eddie Kelly.
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 ...
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.
€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.
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 ...
Galway West result: 65.9% vote for repeal, including four islands  Irish TimesGalway Together for Yes spokeswoman says 'prejudices about rural areas don't stand up'
Storm waves move 620-ton bolder on the Aran Islands  IrishCentralScientists say it is a testament to the ocean's power and a warning of what is to come if climate change increases the intensity of coastal storms.
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.
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.
Mixed turnout as ballot boxes from 12 islands delivered to count centres  The Irish TimesFour Galway islands average 30% turnout.
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