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HISTORIC CALL: Newbuild Spirit of Rathlin, a six vehicle car-ferry carried out berthing-loading trials in Greystones Harbour yesterday.
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#HistoricCall – The first ever car-ferry to visit Greystones Harbour, Co. Wicklow made history when the Spirit of Rathlin carried out berthing vehicle-loading trials yesterday, writes Jehan Ashmore. Spirit of Rathlin, a £2.8m ferry which was only launched last Autumn…
Omey Strand
Island News
#OmeyIsland - Omey Island’s last resident has died, as Galway Bay FM reports. Retired stuntman Pascal Whelan was found at his home on Saturday (5 February) after a long illness, bringing to an end centuries of continuous habitation on the…
Minister of Transport, Shane Ross at the Doolin Ferry Co. stand at the Holiday World Show, Dublin. The Clare based company is to introduce a 200-passenger ferry and operate the fastest ever crossing time on an Aran Islands route from April.
Island News
#FastestCrossing – A newly acquired passenger-only ferry is to offer the fastest ever crossing time to the Aran Islands, when Doolin Ferry introduce a highspeed craft just one month after the seasonal service resumes, writes Jehan Ashmore. Speaking to Afloat…
Connemara Airport at Inverin, near Rossaveal
Island News
#AranIslands - Galway Bay FM reports that a new contract for the decades-old aeroplane service to the Aran Islands has been signed. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the long-awaited PSO contract will see flights continue between the Galway Bay islands…
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
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#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…

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