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Aer Arann to quit contract for Aran Islands two years ahead of time
Irish Times
Irish Times
Aran islanders are to meet Government chief whip and Gaeltacht minister Joe McHugh next week to try and resolve the latest row over the air link with Connemara. Mr McHugh's department has confirmed that current provider Aer Arann Islands is ...
More turbulence over Aran Islands air route
Aer Arann is obliged to serve six months notice of its intention to terminate the contract and that is what it did this week. From 6 December, it will no longer operate the PSO contract between Conamara and the Aran Islands. It is the latest twist in ...
Aran's pride in USA's historic rugby win
Connacht Tribune Group
Connacht Tribune Group
Mullen, who was first introduced to the game at boarding school in Glenstal Abbey in Limerick, has been living stateside since 2011, but is no stranger to the rugby field closer to home – having played underage for both Munster and Ireland. Mullen ...
New Aran ferry to sail from France to Ireland this weekend
Galway Advertiser
Galway Advertiser
Speaking from La Rochelle in France, Eugene Garrihy said “It's very exciting to be out here ahead of bringing her home and there's a lot of excitement in Doolin, the Aran Islands and generally in the tourism industry in Ireland as well about this. This ...
Food news: Aran Island students rocket to CEO status
The winners of Ireland's Young Food Entrepreneur 2018 are a group of first- and second-year students from Coláiste Ghobnait on Inis Oírr island, who were chosen from more than 7,000 student entries by a panel of judges including Cully and Sully from ...
Weekend break: A very special journey back to Clare's old ground
Irish Examiner
Irish Examiner
... easy looped walks showcasing its limestone pavement, flower-rich pastures, and archaeological features, to more challenging coastal routes along pilgrimage trails, taking in ancient field systems and stunning views over Galway Bay and the Aran Islands.
Garrihy sisters on board to launch 'Star of Doolin' ferry to Aran Islands
Irish Examiner
Irish Examiner
The investment by Doolin2Aran, which is owned and operated by one of Ireland's best-known sea families, the Garrihys from Doolin, is the biggest ever made in a single vessel on the west coast of Ireland. Doolin2Aran is run by brothers Eugene, PJ, Joe ...
Galway West result: 65.9% vote for repeal, including four islands
Irish Times
Irish Times
Galway Together for Yes joint secretary Lorraine Grimes said the indications right across the Galway West constituency in favour of repeal showed that “the prejudices about rural areas don't stand up”. “I was surprised that all three Aran islands voted ...
Aran Islands secondary schools to receive extra funding and teachers
Galway Daily (press release)
Galway Daily (press release)
There are five Gaeltacht islands that fall under the Recognition Scheme; Inis Meáin, Inis Mór, and Inis Oírr in Galway, and Árainn Mhór and Toraigh islands in Donegal. “The islands are valuable communities and this money demonstrates a clear vision for ...
Irish Water warns high level of usage 'not sustainable' long-term
Irish Times
Irish Times
“We suffer from point source discharge or sewage outlets in Ireland, ” Dr Harrison told The Irish Times. “Most of this pollution is from agriculture and results in phosphorus and nitrogen leaking from farmlands. This warm weather will throw a spotlight ...
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