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#Aran Islands

# aran-islands - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Government accused of 'dividing' Ireland's west coast islands over whether or not to reopen as part of Covid-19 road map
# Galway
# Galway

Government accused of 'dividing' Ireland's west coast islands over whether or not to reopen as part of Covid-19 road map

Jun 24th 2020, 12:05 AM 29,414 Views 20 Comments

The Cabinet is expected to decide this week whether the islands are to re-open on 29 June.

# aran-islands - Saturday 11 January, 2020

State paid €2.75 million for Connemara airport that had been originally valued at €600k
# Aerfort Chonamara
# Aerfort Chonamara

State paid €2.75 million for Connemara airport that had been originally valued at €600k

Jan 11th 2020, 9:00 AM 31,592 Views 94 Comments

The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht defended the purchase, saying the airport is of “strategic importance”.

# aran-islands - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

The government has agreed to buy an airport in Connemara
# Sold
# Sold

The government has agreed to buy an airport in Connemara

Nov 26th 2019, 7:18 PM 42,849 Views 33 Comments

Cabinet approved plans to buy the airport, which is 28 kilometres west of Galway City, this afternoon.

# aran-islands - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Community-owned wind power and electric cars: How the Aran Islands want to go green
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Community-owned wind power and electric cars: How the Aran Islands want to go green

Nov 23rd 2019, 7:30 PM 15,336 Views 25 Comments

The islands are aiming to become “energy independent” by 2022.

# aran-islands - Monday 16 September, 2019

'World's first' use of drone technology to deliver insulin to island off Galway coast
# Inis Mór
# Inis Mór

'World's first' use of drone technology to deliver insulin to island off Galway coast

Sep 16th 2019, 4:44 PM 27,836 Views 38 Comments

The drone was successfully piloted to Inis Mór by researchers from NUI Galway.

# aran-islands - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Gardaí investigate after Coast Guard helicopter 'hit by a green laser multiple times'
# Doolin
# Doolin

Gardaí investigate after Coast Guard helicopter 'hit by a green laser multiple times'

May 29th 2019, 5:26 PM 30,045 Views 40 Comments

Such lasers can cause glare and flash blindness. In this case, the helicopter was able to continue to the Aran Island.

# aran-islands - Friday 21 December, 2018

Government reaches agreement with Aer Árann to continue flights to the Aran Islands
# Aran Islands
# Aran Islands

Government reaches agreement with Aer Árann to continue flights to the Aran Islands

Dec 21st 2018, 2:06 PM 11,808 Views 11 Comments

A contract with Aer Árann will run from today until 30 September 2019.

# aran-islands - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Inis Mór man Mullen returns to Ireland as a key part of the USA team
# Aran Islander
From The42
# Aran Islander

Inis Mór man Mullen returns to Ireland as a key part of the USA team

Nov 24th 2018, 9:00 AM 14,331 Views 0 Comments

The 27-year-old tighthead prop moved to the States eight years ago.

# aran-islands - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Aer Árann to cease flights to the Aran Islands from December
# Trasna Na Dtonnta
# Trasna Na Dtonnta

Aer Árann to cease flights to the Aran Islands from December

Jun 6th 2018, 6:31 PM 17,127 Views 32 Comments

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
# Renewable Energy
# Renewable Energy

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

Feb 18th 2018, 6:30 PM 19,207 Views 24 Comments

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
# Cliffs Of Moher
# Cliffs Of Moher

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

Jan 15th 2018, 2:22 PM 28,031 Views 27 Comments

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
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

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

Oct 4th 2017, 7:59 AM 12,728 Views 3 Comments

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
# Kilronan
# Kilronan

Gardaí investigating after injured man airlifted to hospital from Inis Mór

Jul 22nd 2017, 5:42 PM 16,496 Views 22 Comments

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'
# Sea Rescue
# Sea Rescue

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

Jul 19th 2017, 6:31 PM 30,993 Views 28 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 7th 2017, 3:41 PM 25,339 Views 8 Comments

“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
# Aran Islands
# Aran Islands

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

May 30th 2017, 12:55 PM 11,819 Views 16 Comments

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
# Running Low
# Running Low

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

May 9th 2017, 3:32 PM 11,510 Views 24 Comments

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

# aran-islands - Thursday 20 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 20th 2017, 1:30 PM 8,898 Views 11 Comments

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
# Home For Home
# Home For Home

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

Dec 17th 2016, 9:17 AM 18,332 Views 40 Comments

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
# All Together Now
# All Together Now

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

Dec 6th 2016, 8:23 PM 10,081 Views 19 Comments

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
# Inis Mór
# Inis Mór

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

Dec 2nd 2016, 7:13 PM 8,709 Views 12 Comments

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
# Aran Islands
# Aran Islands

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

Nov 30th 2016, 9:21 AM 20,663 Views 14 Comments

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
# Power To The People
# Power To The People

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

Oct 27th 2016, 6:03 AM 13,143 Views 5 Comments

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
# Aran Islands
# Aran Islands

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

Oct 19th 2016, 12:56 PM 24,552 Views 32 Comments

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
# Men Of Aran
# Men Of Aran

Pictures: The Silent Land - life on the Aran Islands

Sep 17th 2016, 7:00 PM 22,680 Views 5 Comments

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
# Put On The Kettle
# Put On The Kettle

ESB restores power to the Aran Islands

Aug 8th 2016, 9:15 PM 25,249 Views 27 Comments

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
# Blackout
# Blackout

Two Aran Islands could be without power until tomorrow

Aug 7th 2016, 7:00 AM 10,225 Views 3 Comments

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
# In The Dark
# In The Dark

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

Aug 5th 2016, 8:57 PM 20,957 Views 13 Comments

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
# Taking Flight
# Taking Flight

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

Apr 4th 2016, 9:44 AM 9,387 Views 13 Comments

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
# Aran Islands
# Aran Islands

Inis Mór residents will soon be left with no ferry service

Dec 16th 2015, 3:50 PM 28,440 Views 30 Comments

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
# Story Behind The Photo
# Story Behind The Photo

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

Oct 25th 2015, 3:00 PM 33,980 Views 21 Comments

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
# Aran Islands
# Aran Islands

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

Oct 12th 2015, 9:15 PM 10,949 Views 12 Comments

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
# Scrapped
# Scrapped

Aran Islands helicopter contract cancelled after backlash from locals

Sep 25th 2015, 9:02 PM 22,789 Views 54 Comments

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
# Aer Arann
# Aer Arann

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

Sep 11th 2015, 12:41 PM 7,985 Views 17 Comments

Locals say their objections have not yet been addressed.

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

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

Sep 11th 2015, 6:07 AM 17,095 Views 18 Comments

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
# Aer Arann
# Aer Arann

'Abandoned' islanders slam scrapping of plane service

Aug 31st 2015, 3:10 PM 22,448 Views 59 Comments

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?
# Forgotten Islands?
# Forgotten Islands?

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

Aug 27th 2015, 6:36 PM 34,583 Views 62 Comments

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
# At Last
# At Last

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

Aug 26th 2015, 6:00 PM 22,905 Views 25 Comments

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
# Would You Look
# Would You Look

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

Aug 4th 2015, 11:50 AM 24,077 Views 11 Comments

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
# Ballot On An Island
# Ballot On An Island

The voting has already begun in the marriage referendum

May 21st 2015, 9:22 PM 21,682 Views 113 Comments

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

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