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Connemara Airport at Inverin, near Rossaveal
Island News
#AranIslands - Issues remain with the new contract for Aran Islands air services, according to one local senator. As Galway Bay FM reports, Senator Trevor O’Clochartaigh says the new PSO agreement imposes additional fees on flights not specified on the…
Inis Mór Ferry Operator Makes Deal To Halve Passenger Levy & Resume Winter Service
Ferry
#AranIslands - The deadlock over Inis Mór’s winter ferry service appears to be over, after the ferry operator agreed to continue absorbing the costs of the council-imposed passenger levy. According to Galway Bay FM, Island Ferries Teo’s proposal to reduce…
Connemara Airport at Inverin, near Rossaveal
Island News
#AranIslands - While Inis Mór’s winter ferry link with the mainland remains in question, Aran Islands residents at least have an answer to their air service woes. According to Galway Bay FM, Aer Arann Islands has been selected as the…
One of Aran Islands Ferries Teoranta fast-ferries. The ferry service ceased in late November, and was temporarily reinstated around a week later
Island News
#AranIslands - An Oireachtas committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht were addressed (yesterday) by a group of representatives from Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands as a dispute over a ferry service to the island continues.…
Further talks are to resume on Friday to secure continuation of service
Island News
#AranIslands - Talks are to resume on Friday writes Galway Independent in a bid to ensure the continuation of the ferry service to Inis Mór, Aran Islands.  The Island Ferries service ceased last Wednesday and was due to remain out…
The sole winter passenger operator to the Aran Islands is to resume services to Inis Mór while talks continue to find a long term solution with regard to a year-round service.
Island News
#AranIslands - Ferry services to Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands will resume this evening, while talks continue to find a long term solution with regard to a year-round service. The Connacht Tribune writes that Island Ferries, Gaeltacht…
One of the five passenger ferries of Aran Island Ferries, the operator has ceased running a winter service over a dispute about levies with Galway County Council
Island News
#AranIslands - The use of the Irish Naval Service to provide a short-term service to residents on Inis Mór (largest of the Oileán Árann /Aran Islands) is being explored by Gaeltacht Minister Sean Kyne. As Galway Bay FM reports the…
Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands, now faces a winter without its ferry link to the Galway mainland
Island News
#AranIslands - Ferry services to the mainland from the largest of the Aran Islands will be suspended till March from tomorrow following a last-ditch effort to extend winter sailings. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Inis Mór residents were guaranteed their…
Inis Mór is the largest of the Aran Islands
Island News
#AranIslands - Inis Mór residents have a guaranteed ferry service for two more weeks pending talks over the operator’s planned withdrawal from the island till spring. Island Ferries Teo confirmed to Galway Bay FM that services from the Galway mainland…
Kilronan Harbour on Inismor, the largest of the Aran Islands. Ireland's offshore islands are a huge part of our national culture, history and maritime tradition
Island Nation
I have a great respect for those who live on our offshore islands…They are a huge part of our national culture, history and maritime tradition. To maintain island life they deserve support from all those who interact with them, both…
Bobby Kerr tries paddle boarding at Grand Canal Dock in the first episode of UTV Ireland’s Along Home Shores
Maritime TV
#OnTV - The first episode of Bobby Kerr-fronted UTV Ireland series Along Home Shores comes this Thursday 27 October at 7.30pm and explores Dublin’s waterways, with a visit to the famous wallabies of Lambay Island. Afloat.ie reported last month on…
Skellig Michael
Aquatic Tourism
#SkelligRing - The Skellig Ring in Co Kerry features in Lonely Planet’s top 10 regions for globetrotters to explore on 2017. “Ireland’s most charismatically wild and emerald stretch of coastline,” as the popular travel guide’s Best in Travel report puts…
Berthed at Kilronan Pier on Inis Mór is the Chateau-Thierry (first from right), a former US Army landing craft vessel that recently transported electrical generators to the neighbouring islands
Island News
#AranIslands - Major repairs to an undersea power cable between Galway and the Aran Islands have been completed more than two months after a fault left residents on Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr without power for several days. According to…
Inis Mór is the largest of the Aran Islands
Island News
#AranIslands - “Policy decisions beyond our control” have been cited by Island Ferries Teo for its suspension of services between the mainland and the largest of the Aran Islands from November till next spring, as Galway Bay FM reports. The…
Skellig Michael
Island News
#SkelligMichael - The Department of Heritage has approved a film shoot by drone at Skellig Michael, despite the use of drones being prohibited on the island. According to The Irish Times, a guide on the Unesco world heritage site has…
Bull Island is an especially sensitive area, unique also as host to both species of Irish seals, hauling out, feeding and breeding within the boundaries of the Capital city
Marine Wildlife
The Irish Seal sanctuary (ISS) is calling on the public to be vigilant and keep dogs away from seals on Bull Island. Bull Island and Dublin Bay is a biosphere reserve unique to the capital city and is home to both…
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