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Achill Islanders Not So 'Keem' On Viewing Platform Plans
#IslandNews - A glass-floored viewing platform jutting out over the Atlantic Ocean on Achill Island has got officials excited about its potential to attract tourism. But locals are concerned that the project could mar the area's special views with an…
Aran Islands House Showcased At World Architecture Fair
#InisÓirr - The Aran Islands might typify traditional Ireland for many at home and abroad. But it may surprise you to learn that one of Ireland's most modern buildings can be found right at the entrance of Galway Bay on…
Mayo Island Residents Face Christmas Without Medical Cover
#IslandNews - Some 58 people on an island off west Mayo face their first Christmas in decades without medical cover, as The Irish Times reports. The residents of Inishturk have been left in the lurch as the HSE West has…
Offshore Islands Fear Termination Of Core Community Funding
#IslandNews - Nine offshore island communities are set to hold a press conference this coming Wednesday (19 November) over Government plans to terminate core funding for community development. “The withdrawal of this funding will mean the collapse of a wide…
Dublin Butcher's Contract For Lambay Island Beef, Lamb - And Wallaby?
#IslandNews - Lambay Island is already known for supplying beef to some of Dublin's most exclusive restaurants – but did you know it also has wallaby? It's not just an urban myth: the lush green island off North Co Dublin,…
Cape Clear Lock Chamber Delivery & Installation
#capeclear – As reported earlier this month, L&M Keating Ltd, a building and civil engineering contractor, successfully towed and installed the contractor designed 1000t reinforced concrete lock chamber for a new storm gate on Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork from…
Cape Clear Harbour Works Continue With New Slip & Pier Works
#capeclear – Construction work continues apace at Cape Clear island in West Cork as this latest photo posted via Twitter reveals. As Afloat previously reported in March, the works have involved the construction of a slipway; replacement of the Bull's Nose…
Waterways Ireland Praises Tourism Potential Of Holy Island
#HolyIsland - Waterways Ireland's chief executive has said the agency would be "delighted" to work with Clare County Council to develop improved public access to Holy Island on Lough Derg. Dawn Livingstone was speaking following a visit to Holy Island…
Clare Council to Purchase Lough Derg's Holy Island
#holyisland –  Clare County Council today confirmed that it is an advanced stage of negotiations to secure the purchase of Holy Island (Inis Cealtra) on Lough Derg, the largest lake on the River Shannon. Holy Island is one of the…
Possible 'Underground' Solution To Aran Islands Water Shortage
#AranIslands - 'Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink' has never been more true for residents of the Aran Islands who are facing their worst ever water shortage. Now reports on a call on Irish Water to tap…
Remembering The First Cable Car In Ireland At Garnish
#cablecar – Lehanmore Community Co-Op at Garnish on the Beara Peninsula are planning a re-enactment of what they describe as "the first-ever cable car journey to an island in Ireland." writes Tom MacSweeney. It will be held at Crow Head…
Achill Islander Finds Only Known Photo Of Life in 'Deserted Village'
#IslandNews - A native Achill Islander believes he's discovered the only photo of the area's famous Deserted Village taken while it was still inhabited. As Paddy Gallagher told The Irish Times, he was searching for images of Achill online when…
Island Festival to Re-Enact Ború's Killing of Limerick's Viking King
#scatteryisland  Brian Ború's 10th century invasion of the monastic settlement of Scattery Island in County Clare and the subsequent killing of the Viking King of Limerick and his two sons will be recreated this weekend. The Scattery Island Festival, which…
Skellig Michael Set For Film Shoot - Could It Be Star Wars?
#IslandNews - Could Star Wars be coming to the Skelligs? According to some reports, the 'Force' is with the Co Kerry islands - specifically Skellig Michael. The Daily Edge has confirmed with the Office of Public Works that a film…
Clare Island Raft-Building Championships & Family Fun Day
#clareisland – Buoyed by the recent profile received by Clare Island in the Irish Times Best Place to Go Wild in Ireland competition, Clare Island Adventures are planning an exciting new event for the August Bank Holiday weekend. Your mission,…
Brian Ború's Invasion of Shannon Estuary's Scattery Island to be Re-Enacted
#ScatteryIsland – Brian Ború's 10th century invasion of the monastic settlement of Scattery Island and the subsequent killing of the Viking King of Limerick and his two sons will be recreated in County Clare later this month. The Scattery Island…

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