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Sun, seaweed, rubbish: the theme of the newest Aran Islands tour
Irish Times
Energy saving has been second nature to them since their Aran Island home was bookended in glass to harness the power of the sun. “So we get the heat from one conservatory in the morning, and the other in the evening,” they explain. “Our mum and dad ...

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Irish Examiner

Smallest Aran island is running dry
Irish Examiner
The so-called Craggy Island — the wreck of the steam trawler Plassey which features in the opening credits of hit TV series Father Ted is located on the shoreline — has had to introduce water rationing to keep its tourism business afloat. This is ...


Plea for action on Aran Islands water shortage
Researchers believe these natural pipelines are buried deep below the surface limestone and could hold a potentially viable and treatable supply for islanders in Galway Bay. Tiernan Henry, of the Earth And Ocean Sciences in NUI Galway, called on Irish ...

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Irish Independent

Close-knit cool: traditional meets contemporary
Irish Independent
This is the same process that fuelled the Aran sweater industry throughout the 20th century, when many an Irish mammy supported a family by sending a jumper a week to companies that supplied the American tourist market. Because O'Brien's work is ...

Irish Independent

Joan Burton under fire over 'skin a cat' remark
Irish Independent
Cruelty to animals is on the rise in Ireland and cats are most often the number one target of choice for abusers, ARAN said. Speaking at the Labour Party "think-in" yesterday, Ms Burton said: "There is more than one way to skin the cat, as they say ...

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Limerick Post

Taking animals out of the circus in Limerick
Limerick Post
Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN), who work together to campaign against the use of animals in circuses across Ireland, are confident that taking animals out of circuses will have economic benefits for the ...

Nerd summit is now just the best thing Eva
IIt's been nine months since the Animal Rights Action Network were disgusted by the opening scene of Love/Hate, in which a cat was gunned down, because this would naturally lead to Ireland's youth machine-gunning down every kitten then saw. Now ARAN ...

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Galway Advertiser

Exploring traditional skills on the Aran Islands
Galway Advertiser
'Seo é Inis Oírr', a workshop weekend celebrating island crafts and the traditional skills of Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, takes place from September 19 to 21. There will be demonstrations and a choice of hands-on workshops taught by locals on Friday ...

Monroes fundraiser to help paralysed UHG nurse spend Christmas at home
Galway Advertiser
Thanks to the kind donations of a number of prominent Galway businesses, a fantastic array of prizes will be raffled on the night. Generous sponsors include Zenith Hairdressing, Aran Island Ferries, Glenlo Abbey, Kenny's Bookshop, Cloon Keen Atelier, ...

Irish Independent

Man found dead and another in serious condition in house in Carlow
Irish Independent
The incident happened in the Graigueowen estate on the Carlow Road, about half a mile from Tullow town. The discovery was made shortly after 9am today but it is believed a third person may have been involved and that the attack happened late last night.

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