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Aran Islands Ferry Visits Drop By A Fifth

26th January 2014
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Aran Islands Ferry Visits Drop By A Fifth

#IslandNews - Galway Bay FM reports that ferry visits to the Aran Islands have fallen by 20% in six years.

The latest numbers show that fewer than 160,000 people made the trip from Rossaveal in Connemara to the Galway Bay island chain in 2013, compared to the more than 222,000 who made the journey in 2007.

Reduced ferry services to the islands, as well as a general drop-off in tourism to the West of Ireland, have been suggested as possible causes.

Published in Island News
MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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