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Aran Island skipper awarded costs after failed prosecutions
Irish Times
Irish Times
An Aran Island skipper has been awarded costs against the State after he was acquitted by two juries last year of breaching EU fishing regulations 10 years ago. John Conneely (38), Gort na gCapall, Inis Mór, sought to recoup substantial undisclosed ...
The Aran jumper – all you need to know about your childhood nemesis
Irish Post
Irish Post
That would be the Aran Islands off Ireland's west coast, at the mouth of Galway Bay. They were originally knitted by the wives and mothers of the island's fishermen as an all-weather garment. The thick jumpers were designed to provide protection from ...
The 20 best sports clubs in Ireland
Irish Times
Irish Times
When we blew the whistle on the Irish Times Best Sports Club in Ireland competition you'd sent almost 3,000 entries. Your nominations, which consisted of pitches of up to 500 words, were then presented to our judges, the Grand Slam-winning rugby player ...
Television: No place for 'No' when it comes to marriage equality
Irish Independent
Irish Independent
... a memorable early poem called 'The Last Galway Hooker'. That wasn't mentioned here, but St Leger's film was a fine elegy for the passing of a way of life, and while some of these marvellous boats, which once ferried necessary goods to Aran ...
The Irish art of summer: Bray, Sligo or Spain?
Irish Times
Irish Times
Seán Keating also features with the oddly named Bush Telegraph (€60,000-€80,000), which shows two Aran Islands women sitting on a harbour wall. In a catalogue note, Éimear O'Connor says, of the title: “The artist is actually referring to the main ...
Fáilte Ireland is under fire for snubbing West Cork in its latest brochure
Evening Echo Cork
Evening Echo Cork
They list their offices in Letterkenny, Donegal, Clifden, Sligo, the Aran Islands, Galway, Tralee, Dingle, and Kenmare, and then there is nothing until you get to Clonakilty. In Bantry and Skibbereen there are manned offices with people doing their ...
This glowing review of Ireland will make you proud to be Irish
Irish Examiner
Irish Examiner
They then picked a series of locations that they have visited including The Aran Islands, Trinity College, The Guinness Store House, Temple Bar and Kilmainham Gaol. And last but not least, our accents were well received, apparently they were "the icing ...
Going out: the best of what's on this weekend
Irish Times
Irish Times
The cultural biennial returns to the Aran Island for its third iteration, and encourages you to leave all your notions behind for the best arty buzz of your life. Highlights include Mr Silla, Zebra Katz and a purpose-built sauna on the beach. Who could ...
The lost world of the Galway hooker
Irish Times
Irish Times
Designed for fishing herring around Galway Bay, the timber freight boats, built from oak frames with a thick beech keel, became the freight trucks of the 19th century. They sailed between Connemara, Kinvara and the Aran Islands with turf in exchange ...
The Major Mistake Most 20-Somethings Make
This way, I spent a week in Spain, attended a surf camp in Costa Rica, and spent a long weekend exploring Ireland's Aran Islands. I also volunteered every summer at an oncology camp in Seattle, something my employers let me do without using my vacation ...
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