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Solo sailor who sheltered on Aran islands gets hero's welcome in Turkey
Irish TimesA 68-year-old Turkish-Canadian sailor who was â€śadoptedâ€ť by the Aran Islands after being caught in a hurricane has been given a hero's welcome in his final destination of Istanbul. Erkan Gursoy has paid tribute to the â€śwarm hospitalityâ€ť of the ...
Inishmore Island, Ireland: Aran sweaters mean something
Toronto StarINISHMORE ISLAND, IRELANDâ€”On a small Irish island, a world-renowned fashion accessory is produced, not by mechanized factories, but by knitting artists in an age-old, local tradition. A narrow road bordered by waist-high rock walls leads to the ...
Video: Pat Mustard is alive and well as he walks into this Galway shop
JOEWe're just glad that he remembered his fecking trousers here as he propositioned Mrs O'Reilly with a few lovely pints of milk in the local store on the Aran Craggy Island. This is superb work from David Ryan, Kevin Daly and Laura Colleran because it's ...
Minister won't give fish farm timescale
Connacht Tribune Group
Connacht Tribune GroupMarine Minister Simon Coveney has refused to outline any timescale for a decision on the controversial salmon farm proposed off the Aran Islands. Despite repeated promptings from former Minister Eamon Ă“ CuĂv in the Dail last week, Minister Coveney said ...
Interlaced ambiguities: the origins of Aran knitting
MyCentralJersey.comYou know Aran knitting: the intricate cable sweaters from Ireland. So today, I thought I'd revisit the controversial subject of how Aran knitting got started. It's not what you think. A few years ago, when Jack Blumenthal gave me a personal tour of the ...
And now, Aran ponchos, capes, shawls
MyCentralJersey.comFor three days, I've shared free Aran sweater patterns with you. First, it was patterns I'd shares in 2013 that now have ULRs. These were mostly patterns from Bernat and Patons, two of the brands of Spinrite, the big Canadian yarn manufacturer. After ...
Galway woman's debut novel aims to follow in famous footsteps
Connacht Tribune Group
Connacht Tribune GroupThe story follows Jessica, a 28-year-old single girl who lives and works in Galway City but is originally from the Aran Islands. It joins her on her journey of life, love, friendship and family. â€śIt is called 'Fate, Hope & Love' because sometimes in ...
Our whole lives mirrored in the different views from our windows
IrishCentralI cannot see the Shannon from here but, do ye know, what I see and relish every day in this New Ireland is so stimulating and exciting that it has charmed me entirely, and I just have to tell ye about it in a little detail because, instead of seeing ...
Megalithic rock-scribing found near Croagh Patrick
Irish TimesThe new panel was found by Michael Moylan of Ardmore, Co Galway and Mr Gibbons during field work they were doing for a series of educational programmes for Connemara Community Radio. It was revealed after one of several steps constructed around ...
Poroton monolithic clay blocks are still a novelty in Ireland as an ecological building material, but in Germany they're "now a mainstream product" says architect Patti O'Neill. And they're just the thing for this island's often rain-sodden climate ...
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