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# island-life - Friday 28 June, 2019

'See puffins up close': 6 underrated islands on Ireland's west coast - and why you should visit

Paul Clements spotlights six islands that don’t get the tourist attention they deserve.

# island-life - Saturday 9 February, 2019

'The pub goes, the priest goes, the people go': New radio documentary explores evacuation of Ireland's islands

‘Leaving the Island’ airs on Newstalk at 7am Sunday.

# island-life - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Twenty years since Rathlin Island's first crime, it's 'not a place where you'd get away with something'

In the last two decades, there has been a surge in tourism and a baby boom – but very little crime.

# island-life - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Voters in Inishfree (all 6 of them) go the polls today, along with 2,118 other people...

The elections come a day early, if you’re lucky enough to live on an island off the west or northwest coast.

# island-life - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Photos: This man's been documenting life on Ireland's Wild Western Islands for over 50 years...

Loading turf, digging potatoes, herding sheep… trying to fit a bewildered cow into a currach — all human life is here…

# island-life - Monday 21 April, 2014

Photos: This retired movie stuntman and former pro-wrestler is the sole inhabitant of Omey Island, off Connemara

Pascal Whelan once doubled for Paul Hogan in Crocodile Dundee, and taught Peter O’Toole how to swordfight on the set of MacBeth…

# island-life - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

This man is seeking a woman to live on Inishfree with him Castaway style

John McManus told that there doesn’t have to be a romantic element to the relationship “but it’d be nice to have a love interest”.

# island-life - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Pictures: Life on Inis Meáin a century ago Island Life This post contains images

Pictures: Life on Inis Meáin a century ago

Woollen shawls, currachs and unusual school uniforms are all featured in these incredible pictures of island life in the early 1900s.