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Storm Kathleen - Aran Islands Sailings Cancelled

5th April 2024
Inis Oírr pier on Friday evening as Storm Kathleen makes her presence felt off the Galway coast
Inis Oírr pier on Friday evening as Storm Kathleen makes her presence felt off the Galway coast Credit: Paddy Crowe

As Storm Kathleen is forecast to sweep up the Atlantic seaboard, Aran Ferries has cancelled a number of sailings to the Aran islands this weekend.

The company which runs its ferry service from Ros-a-Mhíl, Co Galway, says there will be no sailings on either Saturday or Sunday to Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr.

Sailings to the largest island, Inis Mór, are also cancelled on Saturday, April 6th.

However, Aran Ferries says it will issue an update on the situation for Sunday sailings to Inis Mór by Saturday evening.

Rough seas breaking over the pier at Inis Oírr were photographed by resident Paddy Crowe on Friday evening.

A long campaign by Inis Oírr residents for a safer pier has resulted in a tender being issued for works to be carried out this year.

Met Éireann is forecasting strong, gusty southerly winds reaching storm force at times and widespread showers, some heavy, and there is an orange warning in place for Galway and Mayo.

Winds will ease somewhat on Sunday afternoon, but will continue fresh to strong and gusty, with highest temperatures of 12°C to 15°C.

Published in Weather, Ferry, Island News Team

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