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Lost Irish language 'talkie' featuring Man of Aran cast discovered in Harvard ...
Galway Advertiser
The first Irish language ever made has premiered at a renowned Italian festival of rediscovered and restored film; the short, by Man of Aran director Robert Flaherty and featuring some of the main cast of the Aran feature, was thought to have been lost ...

Irish Times

Radio: Aran sweaters and surfboards to catch a brotherly wave
Irish Times
... On One: The Beach Boys of Rossnowlagh (RTÉ Radio 1, Saturday), the sun-kissed sea and sand associated with surfing fade from the imagination when the sport is transplanted from the California coastline to the rugged shores of north-west Ireland ...

Enjoying the luck of the Irish on the Aran Islands
We have just returned from Ireland. It was our third visit to the country and one of our destinations was the Aran Islands, three windswept chunks of limestone off the west coast of the Irish Republic. You can see already that the number three plays an ...

Aran Islands air service contract extended for a year
“I am pleased that my Department has been able to extend the air service contract for the Aran Islands by a year and that the same service provided under the current contract will be available under the new contract,” said Minister of State at the ...

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Galway Advertiser

Water supply on Aran islands at critical level
Galway Advertiser
A statement received from Irish Water on Tuesday said that it was “closely monitoring the situation on the Aran Islands and was working closely with, and taking guidance from Galway County Council on finalising a back-up water supply for the islands”.

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Irish Times

Guidebook by Aran expert explores mysteries of DĂşn Aonghasa's past
Irish Times
Cotter records that the hillfort residents had their own thriving bronze casting industry, producing one of the largest collections of late Bronze Age clay moulds recorded in Ireland or Britain. Swords, spearheads, knives, bracelets, pins and axes were ...

Good, the bad and the ugly from overseas trip
In the Republic of Ireland the dos include Temple Bar, St. Stephen's Green, the Georgian district and Trinity College, all in Dublin, along with Cork, Killarney, the Ring of Kerry and the Aran Islands. We stopped for lunch at the Scarriff Inn on the ...

Irish Times

Protest at Government plans to cull 12000 badgers over two years
Irish Times
A Department of Agriculture spokeswoman argued the badger culling strategy has contributed to a significant reduction in bovine TB in Ireland. She said that in 2013 the cases stood at about half those in Northern Ireland, which does not have a badger ...
Pictures: Animal rights protesters think Simon Coveney has 'blood on his hands'thejournal.ie

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Reducing Connemara to one LEADER area a 'disastrous decision' - Ă“ CuĂ­v
Galway Advertiser
“A potentially disastrous decision” with “serious implications in relation to employment” in the Aran Islands and Connemara is how changes to the Social Inclusion and LEADER programmes is being described. Fianna Fáil agriculture spokesperson and Galway ...

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Irish Times (blog)

Gallery: Ireland Park in Toronto
Irish Times (blog)
Alongside the bronze figures are large-scale limestone and glass sculptures designed by Jonathan Kearns to reflect the Irish landscape, particularly the cliffs on the western side of the Aran Islands. For more information, see irelandparkfoundation.com.

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