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Islanders to be consulted on new national islands policy

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People living on the Aran Islands and Inishbofin are to consulted on the development of the Government's new national policy for the islands, Aire don Ghaeilge, don Ghaeltacht agus do na hOileáin, Seán Kyne, has confirmed.

Aran people astounded by French habits

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‘Them French are queer, I don’t understand them at all. They will give good money for snails and frogs. My young fellow got a bottle of cognac for a bucket full of snails.’

How Aran looked in the 1930s

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When Thomas H Mason stepped onto the pier at Kilronan, Inishmór, in the summer of 1932, he described his feelings of surprise and sense of confusion. Writing in his masterly The Islands of Ireland * he realised that he was plunged into an Ireland he did not recognise. As an Irishman coming from the east coast, and geographically still in Ireland - he believed that he could have been 1,000 miles from Dublin.

How Aran looked in the 1930s

When Thomas H Mason stepped onto the pier at Kilronan, Inishmór, in the summer of 1932, he described his feelings of surprise and sense of confusion. Writing in his masterly The Islands of Ireland * he realised that he was plunged into an Ireland he did not recognise. As an Irishman coming from the east coast, and geographically still in Ireland - he believed that he could have been 1,000 miles from Dublin.

Ó Cuív demands that Aran Island air services be upgraded

The current air services to the Aran Islands need to be upgraded so it becomes feasible for aircrafts with capacity of up to 20 seats to provide flights to and from the islands.

Aran Islands RNLI comes to aid of stricken yacht off Straw Island last weekend

Aran Islands RNLI volunteers were requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat at 5.20pm on Saturday by the Irish Coast Guard as a yacht with one onboard was experiencing engine difficulty north east of Straw Island.

Magnificent family home in Barna

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O’Donnellan & Joyce has been instructed to bring to the market this magnificent four/five bed family home in the exclusive and well established area of Furrymelia East, just outside but within walking distance of the picturesque village of Barna, a village renowned for its magnificent coastline beaches, superb restaurants, and the four star Twelve Hotel, located in the centre of the village.

Liam O’Flaherty’s Hollywood sojourn

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BORN 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 Neighbour’s Wife, was published in 1923 and was followed by an avalanche of novels, short stories, and poems in English and as Gaeilge, as well as travelogues.

Aran service at Connemara Airport extended until 2021

The air service at Connemara Airport has been extended until September 2021, while Aer Arann Islands has agreed to continue providing that air service until December 20 this year.

Aran Islanders raise funds for hospital comfort fund

Family and friends of an Aran Island woman, who was a patient at University Hospital Galway, have raised €2,000 for the facility's Oncology Patient Comfort Fund.

 

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