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Castaway Wanted to Manage Welsh Island of Bardsey
#CastawayWanted- A castaway is wanted to take over the running of a remote island off the coast of the Llŷn Peninsula, Wales according to the Daily News. Bardsey Island Trust wants a new manager who will spend 11 months a…
Amazing Images Of Northern Lights Over Aran Islands
#Aurora - The Irish Independent has an amazing photo gallery of the midsummer Northern Lights over the Aran Islands earlier this week. Setting up late on Monday night on Inis Óirr, local teacher Cormac Coyne captured the incredibly rare spectacle…
Council Seeks Specialists to Prepare Plan for Holy Island on Lough Derg
#holyisland – Clare County Council has confirmed it is seeking tenders from professional experts to produce an implementation strategy for visitor management and sustainable tourism development on Holy Island. Earlier this month, the Local Authority acquired 41 acres on the…
Holy Island,  'The Jewel of Lough Derg', Is Taken Into Public Ownership
#holyisland – Clare County Council has announced a comprehensive plan relating to the future tourism development and visitor management of the "Jewel of Lough Derg", Holy Island (Inis Cealtra) on Lough Derg, County Clare. As Afloat.ie previously reported, at a…
Council To Buy Holy Island on Lough Derg for €100k
#holyisland – Clare County Council has announced an additional €1.1m investment in service delivery and tourism, business and community development projects around the county during 2015. The announcement follows the publication of the Local Authority's unaudited Annual Financial Statement (AFS)…
New Tender Cuts Funding To Aran Islands Air Service
#IslandNews - Aran Islanders have expressed concern over a new tender for the air link to the Galway Bay islands that could see a significant reduction in services. As The Irish Times reports, the new tender for the public service…
TV Premiere of ‘Islanders’ Airs Wednesday at 9pm on TV3
#islanderstv3 – Islanders is an emotional TV series following the lives of native islanders across an entire year. Filmed in 2014, this observational documentary is the biggest in-house production undertaken by 3Studios. From Arranmore, Co. Donegal via Inishturk in Co.…
Walker Breaks Leg In Aran Islands Cliff Fall
#IslandNews - A hillwalker in the Aran Islands was lucky to survive a 45-foot fall from a cliff top with only a broken leg, as The Irish Times reports. The 21-year-old woman had been walking near the Wormhole on Inis…
TV Documentary Series 'Islanders' Premieres in April
#islandlife – Coming to TV3 in April, Islanders is an emotional series following the lives of native islanders across an entire year. Filmed in 2014, this observational documentary is the biggest in-house production undertaken by TV3 Productions. From Arranmore, Co.…
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 Afloat.ie 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…

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