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Etext - The Aran islands
BY JOHN M. SYNGE
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Irish Coast guard praised for 'difficult' rescue on Aran Islands  Irish ExaminerAn Irish Coast Guard crew are being praised for carrying out a very difficult rescue on the Aran Islands this afternoon. The Shannon-based helicopter was tasked ...
Businesses Attend Connemara and Aran Islands Event  FFT.ieThe event was organised by Connemara and Aran Islands Tourism Network (CAITN).
Major conference on Connemara and Aran Islands tourism  Galway DailyA networking event will discuss progress on improving tourism in Connemara and the Aran Islands at the Peacocks Hotel in Maam Cross this month.
Best of Irish: Ten exciting people on the Irish food scene right now  The Irish TimesBest of Irish: In advance of St Patrick's Day, we celebrate leading lights of our creative industries.
Culture Rising - Irish talent to watch in 2019  RTE.ieFor St. Patrick's Day, we've done you a list of some of the Irish contenders making strides in the cultural realm right now, from music and literature to film and ...
Aran Islands selected by European Commission for new clean energy initiative  Midwest RadioCape Clear off the coast of Cork and the Aran Islands have been selected by the European Commission for a new clean energy initiative. The islands will ...
Irish supermarket craft beers rated – Aldi, Lidl, Tesco and Dunnes’ stout, pale ale, lager and IPA are put to  The Irish SunWe pit the supermarkets' beers against one another in an effort to determine which ones really know their stuff as shops invest in good craft brewing partnerships ...
10 things you need to do in Ireland, according to a local  IrishCentralAre you planning a visit to Ireland in 2019? Then here's 10 things you have to do, according to a local. Ok so we know you're going to visit the Cliffs of Moher, the ...
TV Wrap: Drenching of coverage in curious jargon among Schmidt's legacies in Irish rugby  The42Updated Mar 11th 2019, 8:22 PM. DECADES AGO, WHEN the GAA was still in the throes of its ban on foreign sports, a Longford delegate to Central Council ...
Major health events underway on Galway’s islands  Galway Bay FMGalway Bay fm newsroom – A group of Galway community groups are coming together tomorrow to promote health and well-being on the county's islands.
Department hires air consultants to continue flights to Aran Islands  The Irish TimesSenator Pádraig Ó Céidigh had said Aer Arann Islands services would no longer run.
The ‘New York Times’ came to the Aran Islands. Here’s what it found  The Irish TimesJust as in JM Synge's time, the newspaper reports, the islands can feel lost in time.
Results-based farm funding to protect biodiversity is key  The Green NewsOur outdated prescriptive and rule-based one size fits all agri-environmental payment system needs to be replaced by schemes focused on delivering results, ...
How to plan the ultimate Irish road trip  Evening StandardAs soon as you take your first trip to Ireland, it's easy to see why the Emerald Isle has become synonymous with magic and fairytales. The country, home to just ...
10 of the best activity holidays in Ireland | Travel  The GuardianWith its rugged coast, lakes and hills, Ireland is one big adventure playground – perfect for kayaking, hiking, cycling and road trips.
John Boyle O'Reilly Club in Springfield slates trip to Ireland  MassLive.comThe John Boyle O'Reilly club has scheduled a trip to Ireland in October, 2019, with stays in Dublin, Galway and Dingle. Here is a view of Slieve Mish, County ...
Flights to Aran Islands to continue as agreement reached  The Irish TimesOwner of Aer Arann Islands had offered to sell it to local communities for sum of €1.
Aran islands are capitalising on recent tourism boom - but still battle basic challenges  Independent.ie'The island brain is way more adaptable than the mainland brain," says Paddy Crowe, former manager of the Co-op in Inis Oírr, who retired two months ago.
Aer Arann to cease operation of flights to Aran Islands  RTÉ NewsThe Minister of State with responsibility for Islands will meet residents of the Aran Islands next week, to discuss the provision of air services to and from the ...
100Mbps broadband lights up Aran Island fashion powerhouse  Siliconrepublic.comA thriving global business on one of the three Aran Islands has finally been connected to the 21st century.
Aran Island residents win award for pioneering programme on sustainable energy  The Irish TimesAran Island residents who have pioneered energy-saving initiatives including electric vehicles and the replacement of fossil fuels with heat pumps were among ...
Discovering the beauty of Ireland's wild, west coast  ArabianBusiness.comFour days travelling along the west coast of Ireland gives a taste of the welcome that awaits visitors.
Aran Islanders end efforts to purchase Aer Arann  Galway Bay FMGalway Bay fm newsroom – The Aran Islands communities say they are disappointed at the withdrawal of an offer by the owner of Aer Arann to sell the company ...
Aran Islands air service may be based at Shannon Airport  The Irish TimesProposal emerges to maintain vital link if no deal in talks with existing *service* provider.
'A place lost in time' - New York Times visits the Aran Islands  Independent.ieThe Aran Islands are "predominantly Irish-speaking, insular and, as even in Synge's era, considered a place lost in time," according to the New York Times.
Government reaches agreement with Aer Árann to continue flights to the Aran Islands  TheJournal.ieA contract with Aer Árann will run from today until 30 September 2019.
The New York Times has fallen in love with Ireland's Aran Islands  IrishCentral"Part of the considerable allure of Aran lies in what it lacks," writes former Hollywood teen star and travel writer Andrew McCarthy. For a recent piece in the New ...
More turbulence over Aran Islands air route  RTÉ News"It's like Groundhog Day". Residents on the Aran Islands could be forgiven a touch of dark humour this week, after it emerged that the contract to operate daily ...
Aran air impasse remains unresolved ahead of deadline  Connacht Tribune GroupThe State plans to acquire Na Minna Airport in Indreabhán to ensure long-term air connectivity from the mainland to and from the Aran Islands – but there was ...
Aran service at Connemara Airport extended until 2021  Galway AdvertiserThe air *service* at Connemara Airport has been extended until September 2021, while Aer Arann Islands has agreed to continue providing that air *service* until ...
Eating In: Go traditional with colcannon, an Irish potato dish  The Register-GuardYou can't get away from green on St. Patrick's Day, from clothing to food. A green shirt isn't hard to come by in Eugene. It's almost as easy is making colcannon, ...
Ireland’s Aran Islands, Hiding in Plain Sight  The New York TimesJust as in the days of J.M. Synge, who wrote his celebrated plays there, the Arans can feel like a place lost in time.
Fears grow over future of Aran air service  Connacht Tribune GroupGalway Bay fm newsroom – Fears are growing over the future of an air *service* for the Aran Islands as the deadline for the termination of Aer Arann's *service* ...
Aran air service back on the brink  Connacht Tribune GroupThe people of Aran are once again suffering from brinkmanship between the Department of Gaeltacht Affairs and Aer Árann over the continuation of flights to ...
Meáin of few words? Taoiseach shows off more than cúpla focal on Aran visit  The Irish TimesHowever, Fine Gael doesn't get too many votes on islands now, several residents recalled.
Aran family business brings it all back home  Connacht Tribune Groupby Danielle Holian. A Galway woman living on the other side of the world had a dream to come home and follow in her father's footsteps by making the most of ...
Aran Islands air service secured until 2021  Galway Bay FMGalway Bay fm newsroom – There's been a significant breakthrough in the long-running dispute over the future of the air *service* to the Aran Islands. A contract ...
Dungarvan Double in Irish Cruising's Top Award  AfloatWM Nixon reports from the Irish Cruising Club awards chaired by Commodore Stanton Adair from Belfast Lough and hosted by Howth Yacht Club.
Inis Mór man Mullen returns to Ireland as a key part of the USA team  The42WHEN ARAN ISLANDS man Paul Mullen steps out as part of the USA team that takes on Ireland today, it won't be the first time he's played in the Aviva Stadium.
On St. Patrick’s Day, this Irish American remembers green supermarket cupcakes and Shamrock Shakes  Washington PostIn Central Massachusetts in the 1980s, to be an Irish American kid was to know which pub had the best bacon cheeseburger. Your job was to throw your weight ...
Aran Islands native Paul Mullin with USA Rugby team v Ireland  Galway Bay FMIreland will meet the USA Eagles for the 10th time in an International Rugby Test this Saturday at 6.30pm in the Aviva Stadium, but one player in particular in the ...
The Aran Islands are Galway’s hottest spot on Instagram  Galway DailyThe Aran Islands are the hottest spot in Galway for social media, featuring in more instagram posts than anywhere else in the city or county.
Aran jumper myths debunked  Irish TimesIt is said the stitches in Aran jumpers were like unique family crests. Could this be true?
Aer Arann Islands offered to communities for €1  The Irish TimesProtracted dispute continues over PSO contract which company says makes *service* not viable.
Agreement reached in Aer Arann dispute  RTE.ieAn agreement has been reached in the Aer Arann dispute, and services to three Aran Islands will go ahead as per schedule.
Islanders concerned over interim use of Shannon Airport for Aran Islands’ air service  Galway Bay FMGalway Bay fm newsroom – Islanders are concerned over the proposed interim use of Shannon airport to provide flights to the Aran Islands. The Gaeltacht ...
New Short-Term Deal Struck For Aran Islands Air Service  Afloat#IslandNews - Air *service* between the Aran Islands and the mainland has been saved for two more weeks after a short-term tender was agreed, as The Irish ...
WATCH: Dermot Kennedy's stunning new video set on the Aran Islands  JOE.ieDermot Kennedy's rise continues as 2019 comes into focus. The Dublin troubadour recently made BBC's prestigious Sound of 2019 list, as well as being ...
Dept examining airport purchase in islands flights row  RTÉ NewsThe Department of Heritage, Culture and the Gaeltacht is examining the possible purchase of an airport in Connemara, as a dispute over the provision of regular ...
The island priests: piety and poitín on the edge of Ireland  The Irish TimesNowhere was the relationship between the clergy and parishoners more sharply observed than on offshore islands.
Food news: Aran Island students rocket to CEO status  Independent.ieThe 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 ...
Inis Meáin - the lesser visited of the Aran Islands  IrishCentralBreath-taking scenery, great walks, historical sites, and a singular pub - Inis Meáin is literally at the heart of the Aran Islands off Galway and remains a relatively ...
Gaeltacht Minister ensures there will be an Aran Islands air service after December 6  Galway Bay FMGalway Bay fm newsroom – Gaeltacht Minister Sean Kyne has ensured there will be an air *service* from the Aran Islands after December 6th, when Aer Arann ...
New Aran ferry to sail from France to Ireland this weekend  Galway AdvertiserTourism to the Aran Islands is set for a major boost next Tuesday morning as the largest, fastest, and most environmentally friendly cruise vessel every to break ...
Want to see the wreck made famous by ‘Father Ted’, then take this walk  The Irish TimesWalk for the Weekend: Loop walk on Inisheer, Aran islands, Co Galway.
Aran Island pub flooded with beer on Paddy's Day after burglar left taps running  Irish ExaminerA pub on the Aran islands was flooded with beer on St Patrick's Day after a burglar left 16 of its taps running. According to the Connacht Tribune, cigarettes and ...
Regeneration project to be extended to former bar premises  Connacht Tribune GroupThe former Townhouse Bar premises at Quay Lane – which was flooded on several occasions over the past five years – is set to re-open as a café and retail unit ...
Fantastic new extension to Aran Islands school nominated for top EU prize  Galway DailyA new extension to a school on the Aran Islands has been nominated for the Mies Award 2019, one of the most prestigious awards in the field of architecture.
The Aran Islands is a place 'lost in time' according to the New York Times  Extra.ieHere in Ireland we're already aware of the pure beauty that flows around the Aran Islands, and how on a sunny day it can often remind you of an ...
Work Begins On Historic Rare Dublin Built Former Aran Islands Ferry to Become Luxury Liffey Hotel  AfloatWork has begun in Dublin's Grand Canal Dock's Georgian drydock to transform a former CIE Galway-Aran Islands ferry into a 5-star luxury hotel based on the ...
Aran Islands praised in New York Times travel feature  Irish MirrorActor and writer Andrew McCarthy called the islands "a place lost in time"
From the Aran Islands to American international: Mullen helping Eagles to new heights  The42PAUL MULLEN IS eager to come back to Ireland. He wants to arrive on merit. A native of the Aran Islands, Mullen made his international rugby debut for the USA ...
US yachtsman says RNLI saved him from ‘potentially tragic’ situation  The Irish TimesLocals in Inis Mór minding John Lubimir after mast on boat 'Patriot' snapped at sea.
Former Aran Islands Ferry Part of Scottish Route Transfer To CalMac  Afloatferry - The Scottish ferryroute Gourock to Dunoon on the Clyde will transfer to CalMac when the current contract ends next month, becoming part of th...
Aran cats under the cosh  Connacht Tribune GroupThe first mass neutering of felines on Inis Mór takes place this week following an explosion in the feral cat population over the last two decades. And it's all in ...
Walk for the Weekend: A tantalising taste of Aran Island  Irish TimesNorthern section of the Slí Árainn Mhóir shows what this beautiful island has to offer.
Advertiser.ie - The first steamboat on Galway Bay  Galway AdvertiserThe Citie of the Tribes was the name given to the first steamboat to sail on the bay. She was built in South Shields and registered on December 24, 1872, for the ...
Council not approached by government about use of Galway Airport for islands service  Connacht Tribune GroupGalway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Council has not been contacted by any government department about the use of Galway Airport for an air *service* to ...
Aran Islands Gaelscoil unable to find enough teachers with Irish for all subjects  Galway DailyColáiste Ghobnait Gaelscoil on Inis Oírr is being forced to teach three subjects through English this year because they couldn't find candidates with Irish.
Living on the edge  Connacht Tribune GroupHistorian Diarmaid Ferriter has turned his fascination with Ireland's offshore islands, including Aran and Inishbofin, into a captivating new book. “Island people ...
Garrihy sisters on board to launch ‘Star of Doolin’ ferry to Aran Islands  Irish ExaminerBy Kyle Lehane. The fastest and most environmentally friendly passenger cruise ship to operate on the western seaboard sailed into Doolin for the first time ...
€3 million 'cruise ship' cuts journey from Doolin to Aran Islands to just 15 minutes  Independent.ieA 26-metre 'cruise ship' sailing between Doolin and the Aran Islands is the fastest of its type on the Irish coast, its owners say.
Watch Rising Irish star Dermot Kennedy's new video shot on the Aran Islands  Extra.ieDermot Kennedy is set for a big year in 2019, and he's kicked it off in style with the release of a stunning video shot on the Aran Islands.
Aran Islands secondary schools to receive extra funding and teachers  Galway DailySecondary schools on all the Aran Islands will receive an extra €15,000 a year and additional teachers under the Gaeltacht School Recognition Scheme.
Taoiseach ‘disappointed’ with Fianna Fáil response to confidence and supply proposal  The Irish TimesSpeaking on Aran Islands, Leo Varadkar says he intends to 'keep asking' for talks with FF.
Rescue 115 involved in island exercise  The Clare HeraldThe Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter took part in a major exercise yesterday that involved a simulated plane crash on one of the Aran Islands.
Long neglected Liam O'Flaherty novel to be re-published  Galway AdvertiserHOLLYWOOD CEMETERY, Liam O'Flaherty's novel exposing the exploitation and machinations which lay behind the US film industry during its 'golden era', ...
Aran Islands pub flooded with beer after burglar leaves taps on  Irish TimesThousands of euro in damage caused to Joe Watty's pub in St Patrick's Day raid.
Turnout on islands for presidential election and referendum has been low  The Irish TimesThree of 63 registered voters in Inishboffin off Donegal had voted by time polling station closed.
Part of the famous Inishmore Aran Island cliff falls into the sea  IrishCentralPart of an Inishmore cliff has fallen into the Atlantic. It is believed to have collapsed as a result of the cumulative impact of the ocean's waves on the base of the ...
Winter loneliness on a western island  Irish TimesThe Times We Lived In – Taken: November 26th, 1955. Photograph by Eddie Kelly.
Man mountain Mullen takes the road less travelled from Inis Mór  Independent.ieIt has been eight long years since Paul Mullen last got a whiff of the *fresh* sea breeze that once upon a time was all he knew.
Former Aran Islands ferry to be transformed into floating Liffey hotel  TheJournal.ieThe ship, once used to carry passengers to the islands, has since fallen into disrepair.
Maura Derrane says end of flights to Aran Islands would be devastating for her and her family  RSVP LiveShe said the *service* has always been part of her life.
Aran Islands to be used as testing ground for research into using hydrogen as fuel  TheJournal.ieThe research will use renewable energy to power a fleet of vans.
Aran's pride in USA's historic rugby win  Connacht Tribune GroupThe connection between the Aran Islands and the USA's Rugby win over Scotland on Saturday last may not be immediately apparent. That is until you realise ...
Magazine claims to have found the quaintest place in Ireland - do you agree?  IrishCentralThe Aran Islands have been named the quaintest place in all of Ireland. The three islands off the coast of Connemara are Inishmore (Inis Mór), Inishmaan (Inis ...
Inis Iron Meáin 2019 – The Original Island Road Race  Galway Bay FMInis Iron Meáin 2019 will take place in the beautiful surrounds of Inis Meáin on the Aran Islands on March 9th. Inis Iron Meáin is the original Island road race ...
Pub on Inis Mor on Aran Islands damaged after thief leaves 17 beer taps running  Irish MirrorThe owner arrived to his premises on St Patrick's Day morning to find all drink taps turned on and the floor flooded with booze.
Three tours to take on your next vacation in Ireland  IrishCentralAre you planning a return visit to Ireland in 2019? Then why not look past your usual haunts and take a planned trip to experience somewhere new?
'Iconic Aran jumper' to go on display at New York Museum of Modern Art  TheJournal.ieAN ARAN JUMPER is to feature in a major new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York after it was chosen as one of the 111 most iconic ...
How the humble Aran sweater became a fashionable wardrobe staple  The Globe and MailKnit from heavy-gauge yarn in a wide range of elaborate stitches and patterns, the Aran sweater is as unmistakably Irish as Guinness and lamb stew.
Islands Primary Care review recommends island proofing government policy  Connacht Tribune GroupGalway Bay fm newsroom – Government policy needs to be 'island proofed' to take account of the impact on island residents in Galway and other island ...
Aer Arann offered to islanders for just €1  Galway DailyThe owner of Aer Arann has offered to sell the airline to the island communities for just €1.
Savage Beauty: New tourism strategy shoots for 'true essence' of Aran Islands and Connemara  Independent.ieA new Visitor Development Plan wants to encourage visitors to stay longer and spend more in Connemara and the Aran Islands.
Galway West result: 65.9% vote for repeal, including four islands  Irish TimesGalway Together for Yes spokeswoman says 'prejudices about rural areas don't stand up'
It's Valentines' First Dates night for life model Ross  RTE.ieIt's Saint Valentine's Day so that makes tonight's episode of First Dates Ireland a special one – especially for the show's participants. Life model Ross (25) from ...
Taxpayers foot bill for €10m airstrips lying idle for a decade  Irish ExaminerTaxpayers' money is being used to manage and maintain two airstrips that have lain idle for a decade and cost almost €10m to build. The airstrip on Inishbofin ...
On the Edge: Diarmaid Ferriter’s powerful new history of islands  The Irish TimesFundamental themes of modern Ireland are explored through islanders' stories. Great Blasket Island, 1969: Diarmuid Ferriter's thematic structure allows him to ...
‘We didn’t want west Wicklow to look like the Serengeti’  The Irish TimesThe director and photographer Perry Ogden on his new short films about Irish designers for Showcase.
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