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Aran sweaters, Claddagh rings, tin whistles: the story behind Ireland's ...
The Diamond Stitch symbolizes the small, neat fields of the Aran Islands, the Irish Moss Stitch symbolizes growth and abundance, and various other stitches represent stories of religion or elements of nature. With such careful stitching by the few Aran ...


An Aran sweater wedding dress? Just wait until you see it
The standout gown, though, has to be the Erin – a glamorous take on the fishermen's sweaters of the Aran Islands in cashmere knit, with a turtleneck and sexy scooped back. A visit to the Theia design room confirmed that the dress is indeed both ...

Galway TD Says Aran Islands Fish Farm Plans Carry 'Too Many Risks'
The European Commission has now closed its investigation, with Bord Iasaigh Mhara (BIM) – which initiated the project and has since made plans for a second scheme – saying that this meant the State had "no case to answer", giving the green light for ...

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Irish Times

First map of Ireland without Britain expected to fetch €3m
Irish Times
Some offshore islands, including the Aran Islands and those in Clew Bay, are depicted in red, blue, green and gold. Only two rivers feature in the map – what appear to be the Barrow and the Nore. Other maps in the atlas show west Africa, the Canary ...

Irish Independent

Lost Canadian sailor making his way across the Atlantic escorted to safety at ...
Irish Independent
Photo: Oisin Roantree. A LOST Canadian sailor making his way across the Atlantic landed safely at the Aran Islands today. ... Ireland's new road safety chief: 'I broke all my ribs and punctured my lungs in a road... Geraldine Gittens Ireland's new road ...
Yacht caught in storm found by RNLI near Inis MórIrish Times
AfloatMagazine: Northwest Passage Sailor Safe & Sound After Reaching Aran…Afloat
Canadian sailor lands safely on Inis MórRTE.ie

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Connacht Tribune Group

Galway In Days Gone By
Connacht Tribune Group
On Wednesday morning, it appears, His Majesty's coastguards on what is known as the war signal tower of Aran, reported that a vessel suspected of mine-laying on the Irish coast had passed the islands and steamed into the Bay. Since the war began, all ...

Google plans to double Irish exports by helping small businesses online
Irish Independent
For example, an Aran jumper firm could see how many times the phrase 'Aran jumper' is searched by consumers from Osaka, Japan - indicating demand and a potential new market. Simple steps such as translating a website into Japanese could drive sales.

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Irish Mirror

Ireland's territorial waters to be remeasured down to the centimetre
Irish Mirror
A Department of Foreign Affairs official said the new measurements will accurately record Ireland's shores and seas down to centimetres. "The new coordinates will be used to update electronic maritime charts and the project will also allow the outer ...

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Irish Independent

US investors in pole position to take over Ulster Bank portfolio
Irish Independent
RBS is majority owned by UK taxpayers after its 2008 bailout. About three-quarters of the Project Aran portfolio properties are based in the Republic of Ireland - mostly in Dublin - with the rest mainly in Northern Ireland. A small percentage of the ...

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Trip tips: Galway, Ireland's most Irish city
The hills of Clare can be seen on the walk and on a good day the Aran Islands - Ireland's most famous islands, that can be visited from Ros a' Mhíl, a port 23 miles west of Galway. By the end of the seaside walk visitors should follow locals who "kick ...

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