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Etext - The Aran islands
BY JOHN M. SYNGE
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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 ...
Twelve sports groups in the city, county and Aran Islands get extra funding  Galway DailyTwelve sports and community groups in Galway city and county have been granted over €400000 to upgrade their facilities.
Four places in Ireland suitable for senior travelers  IrishCentralTraveling as a senior should be as much as backpacking in your 20s, it just requires some additional planning. Here's four places to visit in Ireland if you're a ...
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 ...
Boy, interrupted  Independent.ieOn March 5, Lucian Freud's Head of a Boy, a painting of The Honourable Garech Browne from 1956, comes up for auction at Sotheby's. Just 18x18cm, it is ...
Where to stay in Ireland on your honeymoon  IrishCentralIf getting married in Ireland has left you wanting more of what the Irish have to offer, our idyllic island is also host to a variety of romantic and incredibly intimate ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
Republic Of Ireland Supporters Club Western Branch To Take Part In First Ever CRISC Cup  Galway Bay FMThis Saturday, The Republic Of Ireland Supporters Club Western Branch (Risscw) will take part in the first ever CRISC Cup, a competition for Republic Of Ireland ...
The Art of the Irish Staycation  University Observer OnlineHere's the thing: I love going on holidays. Two week breaks, long weekends, overnight stops, it doesn't matter, I adore them. But as a student with a part-time job, ...
Out of office: coffee and creative small talk with Simone Rocha  Wallpaper*Bodil Blain, Wallpaper* columnist and founder of Cru Kafé, shares coffee and creative small talk with leading figures from the worlds of art, architecture, design, ...
JOE’s Song Of The Day #731 – Padraig Jack ‘Oíche Gheal’  JOE.ieAran Islands bilingual artist Padraig Jack is currently touring after releasing his latest single 'Oíche Gheal'. There's something haunting and wonderful about ...
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 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.
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.
The Cripple of Inishmaan review: Colourful characters light up this very black comedy  Independent.ieBad-boy Martin McDonagh, provocateur of the pen, burst onto the scene in the 1990s when he was only in his mid-twenties. The 1997 première production of ...
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.
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.
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 jumper myths debunked  Irish TimesIt is said the stitches in Aran jumpers were like unique family crests. Could this be true?
Deathnotices Wednesday 6th February, 2019  Galway Bay FMClement Bowen. John Coogan Park, Newcastle. Reposing at Conneely's Funeral Home, Flood Street tomorrow Thursday from 4:30 until 7. Funeral cortege ...
The New York Times has been raving about the Aran Islands and Ireland  JOE.ieThe Aran Islands are "a place lost in time" according to Hollywood actor and author Andrew McCarthy, who wrote about them in the New York Times.
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 ...
AIL round-up: Impressive Cork Con power past 'Tarf  RTE.ieA full round-up of all the action in Division 1A of the All-Ireland League.
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 ...
Deathnotices Tuesday 5th February, 2019  Galway Bay FMGretta Kelly nee Liston. Scart, Ruan More, Claregalway and formerly of Lower Shantalla Road. Reposing at Conneely's Funeral Home, Flood Street on Thursday ...
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 ...
Funding for marine geophysical investigations at Inis Oírr pier  Galway AdvertiserFunding of more than €28000 has been granted towards marine geophysical investigations and a survey as part of the development of the new pier on Inis Oírr, ...
Podcast of The Keith Finnegan Show – Wednesday January 23rd 2019  Galway Bay FMKeith spoke about the Tuam Mother and Baby Homes; Rent to Buy; Motoring with Gerry Murphy; the Doctor popped in; Astrofest is coming up; and VHI gave ...
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.
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.
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.
Galway Boxers Aim For National U22 Titles This Evening  Galway Bay FMThe National U22 Mens and Womens Championship Finals takes place at the National stadium in Dublin tonight with three Galway Boxers all looking to add ...
Podcast of The Keith Finnegan Show – Thursday January 24th 2019  Galway Bay FMKeith spoke to the new chair of 2020; Finance with Dave McCarthy; A case of animal abuse in Corrandulla; Tribune Headlines; and the Alzheimers society of ...
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 ...
Where to meet the love of your life in Ireland this St. Valentine's Day  IrishCentralOn the hunt for an Irish spouse? Or just fancy a bit of craic for St. Valentine's Day? Here's where you could find that special someone in Ireland.
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.
Govt looks at alternative uses for Connemara airstrips  Connacht Tribune GroupThe Government has no immediate plans to use two airstrips in Connemara for the purpose they were built. Gaeltacht Minister Seán Kyne has ruled out, in the ...
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 ...
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.
Aer Arann Islands offered to communities for €1  The Irish TimesProtracted dispute continues over PSO contract which company says makes *service* not viable.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
4 Film Series to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend  The New York TimesOur guide to film series and special screenings happening this weekend and in the week ahead. All our movie reviews are at nytimes.com/reviews/movies.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 Islands praised in New York Times travel feature  Irish MirrorActor and writer Andrew McCarthy called the islands "a place lost in time"
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 ...
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 ...
Carve out your career at Jobs Expo  Galway AdvertiserWhether you are a jobseeker or considering upskilling, now's the perfect time to take that plunge - if you've done your research. Why not speak with potential ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Padraig Jack - new single, Róisín Dubh gig  Galway AdvertiserPADRAIG JACK, the Aran Islands singer-songwriter, has just released his new single 'Oiche Gheal', and plays the Róisín Dubh's upstairs bar next week.
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.
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.
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 ...
Inis Meáin Restaurant: Train, bus, boat and taxi – a place worth taking a trip for  Irish TimesReview: Worth every morsel of its 9.5/10, this restaurant combines elements of earth and ocean in its exquisitely-sourced food thoughtfully cooked.
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...
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.
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 ...
Taoiseach ‘disappointed’ with Fianna Fáil response to confidence and supply proposal  The Irish TimesTaoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that he intends to “keep asking” Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to open talks on extending the Government's confidence ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
New grant scheme to unlock Connemara Coast and Aran Islands for tourists  Galway DailyA new grants scheme from Fáilte Ireland aims to unlock visitor potential for the Connemara Coast and Aran Islands.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
€3 million 'cruise ship' cuts journey from Doolin to Aran Islands to just 15 minutes  Independent.ieA new, 26-metre 'cruise ship' sailing between Doolin and the Aran Islands is the fastest of its type on the Irish coast, its owners say.
Winter loneliness on a western island  Irish TimesThe Times We Lived In – Taken: November 26th, 1955. Photograph by Eddie Kelly.
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 ...
A magical place: Ireland's Inishmore has much to explore  Idaho State JournalOne of my favorite places is the Aran Island of Inishmore (Inis Mór or “Big Island” in Irish). It is one of three islands off the coast of Western Ireland.
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.
Tory Islanders and the ‘Queen of Aran’  Irish TimesSir, – I write in relation to the protests by Tory Islanders at Leinster House after the proposal to introduce a 40-year old vessel, the Queen of Aran, to serve as 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 ...
Hydrogen to power homes, boats and cars on Aran Islands  Independent.ieThe Aran Islands will form part of an EU study to see if hydrogen can be produced using renewable energy to power cars, boats and heat buildings.
'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 ...
From Mayo to MoMA: the iconic Aran jumper heads to New York  Irish TimesThe emblematic piece of Irish clothing gets a starring role in a new Manhattan exhibition.
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 ...
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'
Water restrictions extended in Galway  Connacht Tribune GroupGalway Bay fm newsroom – Night-time restrictions are to be extended on Inis Mór and Inis Oirr, while a nationwide hose pipe ban will come into effect on Friday.
Out on their own: How GAA brings our islands together  Irish ExaminerBy Michael Moynihan. Brendan Murphy is playing a tune that every GAA chairman in Ireland can hum along to. The playing field needed new nets, but a minor ...
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 ...
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