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Irish Times

Second dolphin takes up residence off Aran island
Irish Times
The French bottlenose which has been sighted off the south coast over the past few weeks is now the second dolphin to take up residence on the Aran island of Inis Oírr. “We must be doing something right,” Inis Oírr co-op manager Paddy Crowe says, ...

Irish Times

Marine ecologist swims with blue sharks off Aran Islands
Irish Times
That's the view of marine ecologist Nick Pfeiffer, who swam with and photographed a school – or “shiver” – of five blue sharks west of the Aran Island of Inis Oírr last weekend. A calm Atlantic, bright sunshine and lure of fresh food provided ideal ...

Sun, seaweed, rubbish: the theme of the newest Aran Islands tour
Irish Times
Energy saving has been second nature to them since their Aran Island home was bookended in glass to harness the power of the sun. “So we get the heat from one conservatory in the morning, and the other in the evening,” they explain. “Our mum and dad ...

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Irish Examiner

Concern at proposed Aran fish farm plan
Irish Examiner
“The Board of IFI believes this new review confirms the need for very tight regulation of sea lice levels on salmon farms and raises legitimate concerns with regard to the potential impact of new, large scale salmon farms, proposed along Ireland's west ...


Plea for action on Aran Islands water shortage
Researchers believe these natural pipelines are buried deep below the surface limestone and could hold a potentially viable and treatable supply for islanders in Galway Bay. Tiernan Henry, of the Earth And Ocean Sciences in NUI Galway, called on Irish ...

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Galway Bay Swimmers Rescued From Dolphin Attack In Salthill
It's not yet clear what dolphin was responsible for this incident, though it comes just days after reports that an aggressive migrating dolphin known as Clet had taken up with the bottlenose once known as Dusty off the nearby Aran Islands in Galway Bay.

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Irish Independent

Checking in at one of the largest hotels in Galway
Irish Independent
Transport links to the city have improved and it provides for easy access to some of Ireland's most stunning landscapes, including Connemara, the Aran Islands, the Burren or the hugely successful Wild Atlantic Way. Managing the cost base has also been ...

The Clare Herald

On A Clare Day (September 1994) – Sleepy Boris snubs Albert
The Clare Herald
In 2006, Mr Yeltsin returned to Ireland for a fishing trip and also visited the Aran Islands. Our photo shows him at Liscannor Pier after returning from a fishing trip with skipper Willie O'Callaghan. BORIS-LISCANNOR-040806. The late Boris Yeltsin ...

Galway Advertiser

Exploring traditional skills on the Aran Islands
Galway Advertiser
'Seo é Inis Oírr', a workshop weekend celebrating island crafts and the traditional skills of Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, takes place from September 19 to 21. There will be demonstrations and a choice of hands-on workshops taught by locals on Friday ...

Irish Independent

Seaweed harvesters reap rich rewards from exotic export
Irish Independent
Several years ago, algologist Rosaria Piseri decided to abandon her comfortable lifestyle in Milan, Italy and move to windswept Inis Moir, in the Aran Islands, Co Galway, to study the native seaweeds. The island has a rich tradition of seaweed ...

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