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Etext - The Aran islands
BY JOHN M. SYNGE
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Global warming expert warns Ireland is 'shrinking' due to erosion from climate change  Irish MirrorThe Aran Islands off the Galway coast have already experienced the damaging effects.
Aran Sweater Market is selling jumpers to Japan as the country becomes attractive for Irish business  Fora.ieARAN SWEATER MARKET is looking to push further into the Japanese market after witnessing an increase in online sales from the world's third largest ...
A tour for food lovers celebrating the best flavours of the Aran Islands  The Irish TimesGabriel Faherty shows visitors how Aran Islands Goat's Cheese is made, and takes them on a food tour of Inish Mór too.
RTE Today Show presenter Maura Derrane says returning to native Inis Mor is like 'going back to school'  Irish MirrorThe series will broadcast from the Aran Islands tomorrow.
Coastal community projects receive €600,000 grant aid  Galway DailyCoastal community projects in Galway will benefit from almost €600000 in grant aid from the western Fisheries Local Action Group.
Five things to do in Ireland when the sun is shining  IrishCentralIreland isn't exactly renowned for its beautiful weather - but when the sun is out there are few places more glorious. Here are five of our favorite things to do in ...
Poetry in motion – An Irishman’s Diary on Arthur Symons and a visit to the Aran Islands in 1896  The Irish TimesAddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email App Share to LinkedIn Share to Pinterest Share to Reddit Share to WhatsApp.
Find for yourself the riches of Ireland's monastic sites  The Irish CatholicIn the late afternoon of Holy Saturday last I found myself huffing and puffing down a windy, bumpy road in Glendalough. I had lost the pilgrim group I was meant ...
Islands of Ireland: Unique access to Golam, Co Galway  Irish ExaminerDan MacCarthy visits Golam, Co Galway. To get to Golam in the mostly treeless, rock-strewn Connemara, is a unique experience in accessing Ireland's islands.
Butcher bear-hug delays bag thief  Irish ExaminerAn English Market butcher staked his claim to being local peacekeeper when he caught a man in a bear-hug as he tried to snatch a handbag hanging from a ...
7 things to do in Ireland in 2019  IrishCentralAre you heading to Ireland this year? Then here's seven things to do to make sure you have the best vacation ever, from cycling to cruising and everything in ...
Galway’s beaches retain prestigious Blue Flag awards  Galway DailyGalway has retained all its Blue Flags and won eight Green Coast awards today for the quality of its beaches, their water and surrounding environment.
Walk from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher - it takes less than two hours  Independent.ieIt's the mother of all Irish cliff walks. So why hadn't I heard of it?
Hot tubs, saunas and seaweed soaks on Ireland’s west coast  The GuardianSea swimming has become a big thing on Ireland's wild Atlantic coast, as have fun and creative methods of warming up after a bracing dip.
Undiscovered Ireland - 8 new off-the-beaten-track spots you can’t miss  IrishCentralSome of the most rewarding locations and experiences in Ireland are off-the-beaten-track. These are the new Irish travel icons you can't miss.
‘Lovely Anne’ welcomed back to water after restoration  Irish ExaminerKing of the Claddagh Michael Lynskey and his community took to the Galway waterside at the weekend to welcome home a workboat which plied the Atlantic ...
Significant increase in fish tonnage at Rossaveal Harbour  Galway Bay FMGalway Bay fm newsroom – Rossaveal Harbour has recorded a substantial increase in fish tonnage for last year. Statistics issued by Bord Iascaigh Mhara show ...
Storm Hannah: 21,000 without power as red weather warning kicks in  Irish TimesHighest level of weather warning has led to flights and ferry sailings being cancelled.
English Market trader nabs bag snatcher by trapping him in a bear-hug  Echo LiveAN English Market butcher staked his claim to being local peacekeeper when he caught a man in a bear-hug as he tried to snatch a handbag hanging from a ...
Dublin boutique brings an Irish classic bang up to date  The Irish TimesSonia Reynolds and Frances Duff's gamble on Irish linen has paid off beautifully.
Deathnotices Tuesday 7th May, 2019  Galway Bay FMKilkerrin Road, Glenamaddy and formerly of Church Street, Dunmore. Reposing at Divilly's Funeral Home, Glenamaddy tomorrow Wednesday from 6. Removal ...
Storm Hannah: Flights and sailings cancelled as red warning issued  The Irish TimesESB, Garda, road and water safety agencies advise people to batten down the hatches.
#IrishFilm: IFI National’s Local Films for Local People returns for 6th national tour  ScannainThe Irish Film Institute will again bring films from the IFI Irish Film Archive to communities via IFI National's Local Films for Local People initiative.
Death Notices Monday 6th May, 2019  Galway Bay FMMyrehill, Caherlistrane. Reposing at Ryder's Funeral Home, Headford tomorrow Tuesday from 6. Removal at 8 to St. Patrick and Cuana Church (Corner Chapel).
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.
Take a leap: Cliff divers delight crowds in Dublin  RTE.ieHundreds of spectators have gathered in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin this weekend to watch some of the world's best cliff divers take the leap.
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.
Northern Ireland builders signed up for £50m project to regenerate Bangor  Belfast TelegraphTwo well-known building firms in Northern Ireland have been appointed to carry out a long-awaited £50m regeneration of Queen's Parade in Bangor.
Irish Composers' Collective: Horn and electronics w/Cormac O'hAodáin  The Journal of MusicThe Irish Composers' Collective present an evening of new music for horn and electronics in Bewley's Café Theatre, Grafton Street on Monday 20 May with ...
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.
Aran Island residents win award for pioneering programme on sustainable energy  The Irish TimesSustainable Energy Awards also honour Gurteen College for 'ambitious' energy plan.
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.
Aran Islands secondary school scheme awarded €450,000  Galway DailyPost porimary schools on the Aran Islands have been awarded €450000 to families accomodating students from the mainland who stay there to study.
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.
Introspection // Contemplative works by Brahms, Richter, Arnalds  The Journal of MusicThe programme is a combination of classical and minimalist works for violin, piano and voice, within the overall theme of introspection, featuring a premiere by ...
The New York Times has fallen in love with Ireland's Aran Islands  IrishCentralIf there was ever an article to convince you to go to the Aran Islands, this is undoubtedly it. Who knew the New York Times and Aran Islands were linked.
Springfield College Students, Faculty Enjoy Short-term Study Abroad in Ireland  Business WestSPRINGFIELD — Springfield College Assistant Professor of History Ian Delahanty and Assistant Professor of Religion Katherine Dugan are leading 24 ...
Body recovered from sea off Galway coast after 70-year-old woman went missing from Aran Islands  The Irish SunThe crew of the Shannon based Irish Coast Guard helicopter spotted a body in the water about two kilometres off-shore from Galway and approximately 20 ...
'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.
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.
Aer Arann to quit contract for Aran Islands two years ahead of time  Irish TimesGaeltacht minister Joe McHugh to meet islanders next week over latest transport row.
Irish Coast guard praised for 'difficult' rescue on Aran Islands  BreakingNews.ieAn Irish Coast Guard crew are being praised for carrying out a very difficult rescue on the Aran Islands this afternoon.
Government reaches agreement with Aer Árann to continue flights to the Aran Islands  TheJournal.ieTHE DEPARTMENT OF the Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has reached an agreement to allow for the continuation of Aer Árann's services to the Aran ...
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 ...
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 ...
First Dates couple's dates 'much more interesting' now  RTE.ieFirst Dates Ireland couple Aran and Olivia captured hearts around the country with their appearance on Thursday night's episode of the show, and the pair have ...
First Dates Ireland's Olivia: I'd say I felt chemistry  RTE.ieFirst Dates Ireland's Olivia has revealed that she felt chemistry on her date with Aran on the show, while Aran used the word "wow" to describe his first ...
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 ...
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.
Aran Islands praised in New York Times travel feature  Irish MirrorActor and writer Andrew McCarthy called the islands "a place lost in time"
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.
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.
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.
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 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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 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 ...
Aer Arann Islands offered to communities for €1  The Irish TimesProtracted dispute continues over PSO contract which company says makes *service* not viable.
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.
Aran jumper myths debunked  Irish TimesIt is said the stitches in Aran jumpers were like unique family crests. Could this be true?
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 ...
Major maritime rescue exercise in Galway Bay  The Clare HeraldA major multi-agency mass-rescue exercise was held in Galway Bay this afternoon. Codenamed 'Eoghanaght', the civil and maritime major incident exercise ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Body recovered during search for missing Inis Oirr woman  Galway Bay FMGalway Bay fm newsroom – The body of a woman was located off the Galway coast yesterday during a search for a woman who had gone missing from her ...
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.
15 things to do in Ireland that you've never heard of  IrishCentralPlanning an Irish vacation this year? Then here's 15 things to do in Ireland that you've never heard of.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 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.
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 ...
Deathnotices Tuesday 5th February, 2019  Galway Bay FMGretta Kelly nee Liston. Advertisement. Scart, Ruan More, Claregalway and formerly of Lower Shantalla Road. Reposing at Conneely's Funeral Home, Flood ...
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.
Lifeboat crews rescued 43 people in Galway last year  Galway DailyLifeboat crews in Galway saved 43 people from the water last year according to new figures released as the RNLI announces its Mayday fundraising drive.
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 ...
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 ...
10 Stunning Spots To Go Glamping In Ireland  Lovin.ieLiving in a country with weather as unpredictable as the poets on the English Leaving Certificate a tent is rarely a good idea. You're either guaranteed to get ...
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.
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', ...
Ireland vs West Indies Pitch Report and Probable XI | IRE Vs WI  TentaranIreland vs West Indies Pitch Report and Probable XI: Ireland look to reinstate some kind of semblance after being mauled by West Indies in the series opener.
'To be able to represent a country of more than three hundred million people is very special'  Galway AdvertiserEmigration from Ireland is not a new tale. You would be hard pressed to find one person on the island who does not have one family member or friend who has ...
Wintering on an Irish island: ‘When the weather closes in it is amazing’  The Irish TimesThe tourists are gone; time for communities to hunker down for the long months ahead.
€1m for Rossaveal but ‘big money’ goes to Co. Cork  Connacht Tribune GroupTHE Connemara fishing port of Rossaveal is to receive grant-aid of close on €1 million for improvement works at the harbour through the course of 2019.
Advertiser.ie - Liam O'Flaherty's Hollywood sojourn  Galway AdvertiserBORN ON The Aran Islands in 1896, Liam O'Flaherty was to become one of the most distinguished and prolific writers of 20th century Ireland. His first book, Thy ...
Council not approached by government about use of Galway Airport for islands service  Galway Bay FMGalway 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 ...
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 ...
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.
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