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Man Dies After Ferry Fall in Aran Islands
#ISLAND NEWS - A 73-year-old man has died after a fall on a ferry in the Aran Islands at the weekend. The Irish Times reports that the man, named locally as James McClean, sustained serious head injuries when he fell…
Orlando Duque Gets Big Air Ahead of Red Bull Cliff Diving in Aran Islands
#ISLAND NEWS - Champion cliff diver Orlando Duque paid a visit to Cong in Co Mayo recently to give a taster of what we can expect when Red Bull Cliff Diving comes to the Aran Islands this August. As the…
Busy Day for Aran Islands Capital
#ARAN ISLANDS CRUISE CALL – Two vessels, a cruiseship and a lighthouse tender are today off Kilronan, the capital of Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands, writes Jehan Ashmore. The ships are the 114 passenger cruiseship Island Sky (1992/4,200grt)…
Marine Notice: Reinstatement of Passage Through Achill Sound
#ISLAND NEWS - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) outlines the reinstatement of passage for boats through Achill Sound in Co Mayo. Passage will be subject to the following procedures that Mayo County…
Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Comes to Ireland
#ISLAND NEWS - Red Bull Cliff Diving will come to Ireland's west coast for the fourth stop of the 2012 World Series on 3-4 August. The competition will see the world’s best cliff divers converge on the biggest of the…
Sail-Pass of Island Beacon in Memory of Titanic
#ISLAND NEWS – A beacon is due to be lit early this afternoon (2 – 3pm) on Cape Clear Island, marking the 100th anniversary today of the RMS Titanic's departure from Cobh (Queenstown) where the doomed liner continued on her…
Aran Islands are 'the Stepping Stones to the Atlantic'
#ISLAND NEWS - Writing in the Boston Globe recently, Cork native Thomas Breathnach extols the virtues of the Aran Islands as "a bastion of native culture". "The country’s roughest seas and 1,000 miles of ancient stone walls have successfully preserved…
West Cork Islanders Form Community Council
#ISLANDS – The recently established West Cork Islands Community Council was formally launched by the Mayor of County Cork, Cllr Tim Lombard at a meeting of Cork County Council in County Hall (Monday 27th February 2012). Mr Syd Cheatle, a…
Wogan's Visit to Cape Clear Island
#ISLANDS - Cape Clear Island's most well-known couple may get even wider attention now that they're featured in Terry Wogan's new book on Ireland. Micheál and Sile Ó Ceadagáin – who were the focus of TG4 programme Mí na Meala…
New 2012 Timetable for Cape Clear Ferry
#ISLANDS -The Cape Clear Ferry which operates the service between the Wst Cork island and Baltimore, has outlined revisions to sailing schedules for this year. The proposed changes follow a consultation process held with the islanders, as previously reported on…
Cape Clear Islanders to Discuss Ferry Service
#ISLANDS – A public meeting between the islanders of Cape Clear and the Cailín Óir Ferry Service will be held on Saturday 28th January, so  to discuss proposed changes to the ferry schedule in 2012. The meeting is to be…
New Facilities for Access to Skellig Michael Ferry
#ISLAND NEWS - The Irish Times reports that pontoons are to be installed at Portmagee in Co Kerry to provide easier access to ferry services for Skellig Michael. http://afloat.ie/resources/island-news http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/ferry-news Some 10,000 people visit the Unesco world heritage site every…
Working Group to Decide Future of Ireland's Only Cable Car
#ISLAND NEWS - Cork County Council has set up a working group to examine the future of the Dursey Island Cable Car. http://afloat.ie/resources/island-news http://afloat.ie/resources/island-news The group, established with the objective of securing the future sustainable operation of Ireland's only cable…
Prices Drop On Private Islands
It's never been easier to own your own private island, with some going for less than €200,000, according to The Irish Times. http://www.afloat.ie/resources/island-news/ Cork-based estate agent Dominic Daly currently has islands on his books in west Cork, Donegal and the…
North Bull Island Springs to Life
Pale bellied Brent Geese, Oystercatchers and pure yellow sand. Island life on one of Dublin's islands is described in detail in the Irish Indepdendent newspaper this weekend and its hard to believe that marine wildlife adventures such as this can…
Aran Island Fast-Ferries Sold to Mauritius Operator
Two former Aran Islands fast-passenger ferries have been sold to a buyer in Mauritius, the island nation which lies southeast off the African continent in the Indian Ocean, and some 900km east of Madagascar, writes Jehan Ashmore. The ferries Clann…

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