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Study of spoken Irish on Aran Islands published
Galway Bay FM
Galway Bay FM
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The results of a 25 year study of spoken Irish on the Aran Islands have been released today. The survey suggests that Inis Mór Irish and Inis Meáin Irish have branched out very recently from the Connemara mainland. Professor ...
Irish language is far from dead, linguist claims
Irish Times
Irish Times
Purist Irish-language practitioners who frown on phrases such as “mo bhicycle” and “mo mhobile fón” are a “pain in the neck”, according to a Californian linguist, whose study of dialectical differences on the Aran Islands is due to be published today.
Aer Arann to fly to Aran islands without Government contract
Irish Times
Irish Times
The Department of the Gaeltacht failed to extend the contract to the existing Aran Islands air service before it made its last flight yesterday . However, Aer Arann Islands has said it will fly today as a gesture of goodwill to the islanders, and will ...
Tender procedure for Aran Island air service cancelled
Irish Times
Irish Times
Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh has cancelled the tender procedure which could have awarded the Aran Island air service to a helicopter company from October. McHugh's decision was announced on Friday night just five days before the last ...
Confusion over Aran Island flight contract
Confusion surrounds the provision of State subsidised air services to the Aran Islands, after the timeframe for awarding a four year contract was extended today. The Government pushed back the deadline to mid November amid concerns that the preferred ...
Helicopters safe in all weather, says Aran Islands tenderer
Irish Times
Irish Times
Politicians to discuss air service with Aran islanders today · An Aer Arann plane at Inverin airport, Co Galway. Photograph: Dan Griffin Aer Arann gets extension on Aran Islands contract · Michael J Carney on the Great Blasket Island, Co Kerry, where ...
Galway Advertiser
Created over a period of 25 years, A Survey of Spoken Irish in the Aran Islands, Co. Galway represents the life's work of Californian linguist Dr Séamas Ó Direáin, whose grandparents emigrated from Inis Mór to Boston over 100 years ago. Dr Ó Direáin ...
Aran islanders call for complete review of department policy
Irish Times
Irish Times
The Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh has cancelled the tender procedure which could Tender procedure for Aran Island air service cancelled · Aer Arann Islands last month lost its contract to provide flights to the Aran Islands. Aer Arann ...
Council vote blocks plan for Aran helicopters from Galway
Irish Independent
Irish Independent
It noted that any proposed lease of the site would be brought before the council for consideration "…and therefore Council further notes that any proposed use of the Carnmore site for an air service to the Aran Islands for the proposed period of the ...
This might be the coolest video about the Aran Islands ever made
Irish Mirror
Irish Mirror
If you've ever felt the call of the west of Ireland then this brilliant video might finally make you pack up and go. The above two-minute clip showcases the best that Inis Oirr, Inis Meain and Inis Mor have to offer, from picturesque views and sandy ...
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