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Aran repairs reduced to a snail's pace
Connacht Tribune Group
Connacht Tribune Group
The ten feet high wall collapsed into the sea in the Kilmurvey area ‚Äď but now Galway County Council says that it cannot be replaced because of the presence of a rare snail. It means that up to 30 householders have to take alternative routes to access ...
Islanders become world's first to vote on marriage equality
Irish Times
Irish Times
Same sex marriage referendum votes hav been cast on 12 offshore islands extending from Donegal to Galway on the Atlantic coast. Some 2,100 registered voters on the Donegal, Mayo and Galway islands were obliged to cast their ballots a day in advance, ...
Galway and the Aran Islands: a guide to the best shops, hotels and restaurants
Stocked in Bergdorf Goodman, New York, Inis Me√°in Knitting Company offers a contemporary update to the traditional Aran sweater. Its factory shop is open throughout summer, with a gallery on island life. The Tweed Project, Galway, is minimalism applied ...
A return to the western shore: Anne Enright on yielding to the Irish tradition
The Guardian
The Guardian
The Aran Islands are in County Galway but, properly considered, they are a continuation of the land to the south and east of them. The cartographer and writer Tim Robinson describes them as “fragments of a single, long, low escarpment, a broken arm of ...
Prince Charles visits Catholic church at centre of disputes
Irish Times
Irish Times
The priest at St Patrick's Church, Father Michael Sheehan, said the decision by the prince and the Duchess of Cornwall to tour the historic place of worship was another step on the journey to reconciliation in Northern Ireland. “Hopefully it's a small ...
Champions Corofin look a class apart as Co. title race kicks off
Connacht Tribune Group
Connacht Tribune Group
SENIOR club football championship returns for another year as All-Ireland club conquerors Corofin kick off the defence of their Galway title with a potentially tricky opener against old rivals Salthill/Knocknacarra at Kenny Park, Athenry on Saturday ...
'A woolly story!' - Gardai rescue sheep from inner city flats complex
Irish Independent
Irish Independent
... Agent Olivia Bond, Licenced to lamb!," a spokesperson said. ARAN (Animal Rights Action Network)'s spokesperson told Independent.ie that the group plan to award the gardai who rescued the sheep with a 'Compassionate Action Award'. Online Editors ...
The first votes have been cast in the #MarRef
Newstalk 106-108 fm
Newstalk 106-108 fm
Turnout is said to be low so far, but is likely to pick up at tea-time. On Inishbofin, only six out of an electorate of 110 had voted by lunchtime. On Inis Mór, the largest of the three Aran islands, voter turnout was also slow by lunchtime - just 26 ...
Benjy the gay bull on way to English animal sanctuary
Irish Mirror
Irish Mirror
ARAN's John Carmody today confirmed the finishing touches were being applied to Benjy's one-way ticket. The bull is leaving and he would be leaving Mayo for his ‚Äúpermanent, loving home‚ÄĚ on Saturday. Mr. Carmody added: ‚ÄúPeople across Ireland and ...
Benjy's vote is a load of bull
Limerick Post
Limerick Post
WITH the marriage equality referendum due to take place this Friday, May 22, a Limerick animal rights group is reminding people across Ireland that gay sexual orientation is also documented in over 1500 species of different animals. According to John ...
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