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#Aran Islands

# aran-islands - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Aer Árann to cease flights to the Aran Islands from December

The department says it will be putting the routes out to tender.

# aran-islands - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Aran Islands to be used as testing ground for research into using hydrogen as fuel

The research will use renewable energy to power a fleet of vans.

# aran-islands - Monday 15 January, 2018

€3 million 'cruise' ship to be built for Aran Island crossings and trips to Cliffs

The new ship is being built in France and will have a low emission engine system.

# aran-islands - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Body found on Aran Islands is that of man who fell into sea in Clare two weeks ago

The man was named locally as Russian national Andrey Maltsev.

# aran-islands - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Gardaí investigating after injured man airlifted to hospital from Inis Mór

The man was taken to hospital in Galway.

# aran-islands - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Ferry crew 'were not trained to rescue people who fell into sea on Aran Islands'

A report from the Marine Casualty Investigation Board found that the two people would not have been rescued without the help of bystanders.

# aran-islands - Friday 7 July, 2017

From The Daily Edge These Sky Sports presenters just found out what rental cars are like on the Aran Islands Unbelievable Jeff

These Sky Sports presenters just found out what rental cars are like on the Aran Islands

“The hire cars on the island of Inisheer might need updating, possibly.”

# aran-islands - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

'Unseasonably dry weather' to blame for ramping up of water restrictions

Starting tonight, water restrictions will be extended on the Aran Islands from 9pm to 8am on a daily basis.

# aran-islands - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

'Tourists won't be able to take a shower' - Aran Island locals worried as water restrictions kick in

Starting tonight, water restrictions will be imposed on Inis Oirr from 11pm to 7am on a daily basis.

# aran-islands - Thursday 20 April, 2017

From The Daily Edge A gift shop in the UK is selling 'British' Aran jumpers British Aran Wool

A gift shop in the UK is selling 'British' Aran jumpers

This is the future that Brexit wants.

# aran-islands - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Dragon's Den businessman sells home, raises €273,000 for homeless charities

The money raised will go to COPE Galway and Focus Ireland to help house families in Galway.

# aran-islands - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Islanders will be able to vote on the same day as the rest of the country

Fianna Fáil argues that it is no longer necessary for those living on the islands to vote early.

# aran-islands - Friday 2 December, 2016

Islanders get a Christmas reprieve as Inis Mór ferry resumes until new year

The service will remain until 4 January.

# aran-islands - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Inis Mór islanders fear being left stranded as last ferry service due to run this evening

Island Ferries will be stopping all services to the Aran island until 17 March 2017.

# aran-islands - Thursday 27 October, 2016

WATCH: How highly-skilled divers and new technology restored electricity to the Aran Islands

An ESB undersea habitat was used to fix a fault in a 10.5 km power cable.

# aran-islands - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Residents of Inis Mór will be left without a ferry service from next month

Residents had originally been told the service would cease operation in January.

# aran-islands - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Pictures: The Silent Land - life on the Aran Islands

A new photo project by Italian photographer Tiberio Ventura documents the otherworldliness of life on the islands.

# aran-islands - Monday 8 August, 2016

ESB restores power to the Aran Islands

A special generator will power the islands until the undersea cable is repaired.

# aran-islands - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Two Aran Islands could be without power until tomorrow

The plan is to ship the generators today, but that may not be possible.

# aran-islands - Friday 5 August, 2016

All at sea: Two Aran Islands will be without power for the weekend

Inis Oirr and Inis Meáin will have no power because of a fault with an undersea cable.

# aran-islands - Monday 4 April, 2016

Aran Islands air service tender re-issued after last year's controversy

A previous tender was cancelled late last year.

# aran-islands - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Inis Mór residents will soon be left with no ferry service

Residents have been told that the service will stop operating on 17 January.

# aran-islands - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Murder, grave digging and exploitation: These six images changed Ireland

The impact photography had on Ireland’s social, political and cultural past is examined in a new series.

# aran-islands - Monday 12 October, 2015

Embattled Aer Arann service isn’t going anywhere for another year

The Department of the Gaeltacht said its contract with the airline has been extended for one year, at a cost of €1.62 million.

# aran-islands - Friday 25 September, 2015

Aran Islands helicopter contract cancelled after backlash from locals

The contract had caused deep concern among residents of the three islands.

# aran-islands - Friday 11 September, 2015

Aran Islands helicopter contract on hold (for now), but residents are still concerned

Locals say their objections have not yet been addressed.

From hand-knitted socks to Grace Kelly - the evolution of the Aran jumper

It’s 125 years since knitting was first encouraged on the Aran Islands – and the story of the famous jumper is a colourful one.

# aran-islands - Monday 31 August, 2015

'Abandoned' islanders slam scrapping of plane service

The decision has caused deep concern among residents of the three islands.

# aran-islands - Thursday 27 August, 2015

What will become of the Aran Islands now that their airplane service is gone?

A new tender for the commuter service to the islands has been given to a Galway helicopter firm at the expense of Aer Arann Islands, the holder of the tender for the last 45 years.

# aran-islands - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Joy for locals as second teacher found for school on Aran Island

The teacher for the island’s sole primary school is to be funded privately by Zurich Insurance however.

# aran-islands - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

These remote Irish spots are about to make it to Google Street View

Google is lending its Google Trekker to Fáilte Ireland (nice of them…).

# aran-islands - Thursday 21 May, 2015

The voting has already begun in the marriage referendum

Islanders get to cast their vote the day before people on the Irish mainland.

# aran-islands - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Woman falls 45 feet off Aran Island cliff and survives

The woman suffered only a broken leg.

# aran-islands - Sunday 22 March, 2015

# aran-islands - Friday 5 December, 2014

From The42 Brilliant video captures the Aran Achill GAA spirit before All-Island club football final Island Ways

Brilliant video captures the Aran Achill GAA spirit before All-Island club football final

Galway’s Aran Islands played Mayo club Achill in the Connacht junior decider in a novel pairing last month.

# aran-islands - Sunday 16 November, 2014

From The42 Aran Islands claim Connacht junior football title as Roscommon's St Croan's win intermediate Champions

Aran Islands claim Connacht junior football title as Roscommon's St Croan's win intermediate

Galway and Roscommon clubs were celebrating in Tuam Stadium.

From The42 Ex League of Ireland player manages Aran Islands in Connacht junior club football final Island Ways

Ex League of Ireland player manages Aran Islands in Connacht junior club football final

Ciarán Foley takes his team into action in a unique Connacht junior final today.

# aran-islands - Monday 3 November, 2014

From The42 Is Aran Islands v Achill Island set to be the most unique GAA provincial club final? Island Battle

Is Aran Islands v Achill Island set to be the most unique GAA provincial club final?

The two island clubs will face off in this year’s Connacht junior club football final.

# aran-islands - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Progress at last in battle to save heritage ship from the scrapyard

Campaigners want to turn the former Aran Islands ferry into a plush floating hostel, but they’ve been beset with a series of obstacles.

# aran-islands - Friday 8 August, 2014

Ferry water deliveries continue to Aran Island as drinking water shortage rolls on

Irish Water and Galway County Council are monitoring the situation “on a daily basis”.

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