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Etext - The Aran islands
BY JOHN M. SYNGE
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Aran Island outpost with designs on global knitwear market
Irish Times
Irish Times
Doing business from a unique location such as Inis Meáin was difficult in the early days for Tarlach de Blácam and his wife, Áine Ní Chonghaile, founders of the Inis Meáin Knitting Company. “Being a small country on the edge of Europe it was hard ...
Aran Islands air service tender reissued
Irish Examiner
Irish Examiner
The Government has re-advertised the tender for the €3.6m subsidised air services to the Aran Islands, Co Galway that it cancelled in controversial circumstances last October. The decision to cancel the tender last October represented a major climbdown ...
New tender advertised for Aran Island air service
Galway Bay FM
Galway Bay FM
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Tenders have again been invited for a year round passenger air service from the mainland to and from the Aran Islands. The airport at Inverin in Connemara has been specified this time as the mainland terminal. There was ...
Concerns over new Aran Islands air service tender
Galway Independent
Galway Independent
Residents also opposed the relocation of the air service from Connemara Airport to Galway Airport. Protests against the tender eventually led the Government to do a U-turn and the tender was cancelled by Gaeltacht Minister Joe McHugh. Cathy Ní Ghóill ...
Aran Islands Air Service Tender Re-Advertised
Hospitality Ireland
Hospitality Ireland
The advertisement of the new tender follows substantial local opposition last year to Executive Helicopters initially being selected to provide a helicopter passenger service to the Aran Islands, with Galway Airport originally pencilled in as the ...
Galway documentary examines battle of the high seas
Connacht Tribune Group
Connacht Tribune Group
The David and Goliath battle endured by small fishermen along the west coast feature in the major new documentary from an award-winning Galway filmmaker which hit Irish cinemas this weekend. From the maker of The Pipe, Risteard Ó Domhnaill's new film ...
Pieta House prepares for flagship suicide fundraiser
Connacht Tribune Group
Connacht Tribune Group
Around one million people a year worldwide take their own lives by suicide – more than those who die by homicide, war and road traffic accidents…combined. Around 500 per year take their own life in Ireland; 400 of them male. A study of young Irish men ...
Aran Islands singer attempts to raise funds for album following cancer battle
Galway Advertiser
Galway Advertiser
Her first two albums, An Raicín Álainn and Flame of Wine were released independently and generated a favourable response in Ireland and abroad. She has performed in prestigious venues like the National Concert Hall, Dublin, Town Hall Theatre, Galway ...
Families of Aer Arann founders ask Govt to continue ethos of heroic little airline
Galway Advertiser
Galway Advertiser
The main founders were Ralph Langan a Galway businessman and fruit wholesaler, Jimmy Coen a Galway entrepreneur and publican and Colie Hernon a far seeing Islander and coxswain of the Inismor Lifeboat who dreamed of an air service to Aran.
From Captain Kirk to the face of Armani – how Chris Pine made it to the A-list
Irish Examiner
Irish Examiner
The 35-year old offers a respectful caveat when he learns I'm from Galway (he visited the Aran Islands on a day trip he confesses). “The production took place in LA so the accent was more stage than authentic for the purposes of the audience.” I'm ...
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