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Etext - The Aran islands
BY JOHN M. SYNGE
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Latest NEWS

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 ...


Irish Times

Huge water-carrying operation underway to Aran Islands
Irish Times
The massive operation is being undertaken by Galway County Council as agent for Irish Water and Council official Tony Kelly said it required a great deal of planning and management. “It is an expensive project because you're hiring boats and then you ...
Huge operation to deliver water to Aran IslandsIrish Examiner
Huge operation to bring water to remote Aran Islands during droughtIrishCentral
Ferry water delivery planned as Aran Islands suffer drinking water shortagethejournal.ie
Irish Independent -Galway Advertiser
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thejournal.ie

Ferry water deliveries continue to Aran Island as drinking water shortage rolls on
thejournal.ie
FERRY DELIVERIES OF water are still being carried out by Irish Water and Galway County Council to Inis Meáin amid an ongoing water shortage on the Aran Island. A spokesperson for Irish Water told TheJournal.ie that the situation is being monitored “on ...
Islands pray for break in weather as water shipped outIrish Times
'Craggy Island' gets its waterHerald.ie

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Limerick Post

Motorbike challenge saves Limerick school for deaf
Limerick Post
All monies donated went directly to the worthy cause as the three motorcycling enthusiasts funded their entire trip themselves, including return flights for Aran from Australia to Ireland and for Kevin from Switzerland where he works; all their ...

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Standún Spiddal blazes a trail in Retail Excellence Awards again
Galway Advertiser
Last year the store was named as one of the top 50 in Ireland, and this is one of many accolades for the popular store that also won 'Best of Galway' and 'Best of Aran Knitwear Quality and Value' for the Wall Street Journal. Cliona Standún, manager of ...


Irish Times

Offshore and on call: healthcare on Irish islands
Irish Times
Rhoda Twombly: 'It is vital that the level of healthcare on the islands is not only maintained but, in cases where there have been reductions in the numbre there have been reductions in the number of nurses employed and the hours that they work ...


Limerick Post

Fair City star supports Limerick animal circus ban initiative
Limerick Post
Limerick people are watching and the animals in the circus are sadly waiting. Lets be on the right side of history. Considering that the UK last week reaffirmed their intention to ban animal-act circuses in the UK nationwide in 2015, Ireland needs to ...

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Explaining the Ice Bucket Challenge in the style of Druid
Galway Advertiser
Location: A cottage on Aran. A turf fire crackles in the grate. A woman in a shawl (prob played by Marie Mullen ) shuffles across the stage and spits into the flames. A howling sea wind is heard outside, battering the cottage. — “Oh bejaysus and woe ...


Galway Advertiser

€500000 blow as cruise liner departs early
Galway Advertiser
It was a bitter blow for Galway Harbour and for businesses in the city and county who were expecting a major boom in trade with the ship's passengers due to explore the city streets or join tours to sights such as Aran Islands, Kylemore Abbey, Ashford ...

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Irish Times

Coastal communities face opportunities as well as threats
Irish Times
... and a need for more focus on marine tourism and recreation. Similar issues are also identified in a report by the Joint Oireachtas Sub-committee on Fisheries which was published by chairman and Fine Gael TD Andrew Doyle last January on the Aran ...

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