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Newly Connected Arranmore Appeals Around The World For New Residents
The community of Arranmore is appealing to people around the world to consider bolstering their numbers on the island off Co Donegal. The Gaeltacht island, northwest of Dungloe, recently became Ireland’s first offshore digital hub thanks to Three Ireland’s mobile…
The property comprising the two cottages and outbuildings, adjacent to the now automated lighthouse on Rathlin O’Birne Island
Just €75,000 is the asking price for two fixer-upper lightest keeper’s cottages on a Donegal island, as BreakingNews.ie reports. The cottages, which boast six bedrooms between them, are located on Rathlin O’Birne Island, some three nautical miles west of the…
Tánaiste welcomes leaders from 31 small island developing states for Our Ocean Wealth Summit held in Cork. Below: White Bay Beach in Cork Harbour
The Irish state is particularly aware of the threat climate change poses through sea level rises, given its island status, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. As The Irish Times reports, Mr Coveney and Minister for the Marine Michael Creed are…
Ballot boxes were taken aboard the ferry to Árainn Mhór (Arranmore), Co. Donegal. Above AFLOAT adds is the wheelhouse of an Aranmore Ferry Co carferry which operates a 15 minutes service to and from Burtonport on the mainland.
RTE News reports that for more than 2,000 people who live off the coasts of Donegal, Mayo and Galway polling day in the Local and European elections is today. This is expected to be the last time that islanders will…
Bottlenose dolphin playing with a paddleboarder in front of Dalkey Island
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is currently carrying out a visitor survey for Dalkey Island to assist in the long-term management and protection of a key historical and ecological site in Dublin Bay. Dalkey Island, which is owned by the council,…
The first Cape Clear Island Dark Skies event takes place over the weekend of Friday to Sunday, 22 to 24th May
Cape Clear Island off the coast of West Cork is seeking to become one of only 22 Dark Sky sites worldwide officially recognised by the IDA ( International Dark Sky Association). These sites are dedicated to stargazing and are increasingly…
The hotel is located right at Tory Island’s main harbour
A 14-room hotel on one of Ireland’s most remote and picturesque islands is now on the market for less than the asking price of many Dublin homes, as The Irish Times reports. Óstan Thóraigh has been the centre of life…
Valentia Island Aims to Lead Way in Hydrogen Energy Use
#islandnews - An island off Co. Kerry is aiming to produce clean energy which could be used to power public lighting and propel its ferry service, among other uses. As the Irish Examiner writes, Valentia Island is planning to transform…
All Party Call to Rally Behind Irish Islands
Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on all Irish parties in the EU to support her amendment calling for funding for Irish islands in the European Parliament tomorrow. The Ireland South MEP made the call for cross-party support…
Cape Clear Among 26 European Islands to Launch Clean Energy Transition
Today, 26 European islands have officially launched their clean energy transition with the support of the European Commission’s Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat. In a first phase, 6 islands, the Aran Islands (Ireland) Cres-Lošinj (Croatia), Sifnos (Greece), Culatra (Portugal),…
Liadh Ní Riada MEP and Councillor Paul Hayes meeting with fishermen in Castletownbere for the launch of The Charter for Fishers, Coastal Communities and the Island
Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on all political parties to unite behind a series of broad principles designed to protect our fishing industry, coastal communities and islands. The Ireland South MEP, who sits on the EU Fisheries…
Connemara Airport is Aer Arann Islands’ base on the mainland
#IslandNews - Air service between the Aran Islands and the mainland has been saved for two more weeks after a short-term tender was agreed, as The Irish Times reports. Aer Arann Islands gave notice in June that it would terminate…
Patsy Dan Rodgers, pictured here in 2004, succeeded his father as King of Toraigh in the 1990s
#IslandNews - Tributes have been paid to Patsy Dan Rodgers, the King of Tory Island in Donegal who died late last week aged 74, as The Irish Times reports. President Michael D Higgins was among the first to hail Rodgers,…
Public Invited To Have Their Say On National Marine Planning Framework Report
#OurOceanWealth - A new report aims to brings together a clear picture of all activity in Ireland’s seas for the first time. Published yesterday (Tuesday 18 September), the National Marine Planning Framework Baseline Report has been branded “a key part…
The chair was among flotsam and jetsam salvaged by islanders on Great Blasket after the Lusitania was torpedoed off Ireland in May 1915
#Lusitania - A deck chair recovered from the wreck of the Lusitania by Blasket islanders and restored a century later is planned for public display, as RTÉ News reports. Master craftsman Pat Broderick says he was able to save most…
Volunteers removed half a ton of marine litter from Ireland's Eye
Seastainability and Clean Coasts coordinated a specialised clean-up of Ireland’s Eye off the fishing village of Howth, Co. Dublin. Ken of Ireland’s Eye Ferries offered his support by ferrying 23 volunteers to the island to undertake the mass clean up.…

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