Aran Islands


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Aran Islands

(ăr`ən), 18 sq mi (47 sq km), Co. Galway, W Republic of Ireland, in Galway Bay. The three islands are Inishmore (the largest), Inisheer, and Inishmaan. The islands are barren; farming and fishing prevail economically, and the knitting of woolen sweaters is an important cottage industry. Gaelic is the everyday language of most islanders. Many early Christian and prehistoric remains are there, and the islands have become a tourist attraction.
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John Carlos has won multiple awards for his work, and his talents definitely shine in Ireland's Western Islands: Inishbofin, The Aran Islands, Inishturk, Inishark, Clare & Turbot Islands.
They plan next to spend six months in Inis More, the biggest of the three Aran Islands, with more amenities and greater access.
A RNLI spokeswoman said: "The Aran Island lifeboat was launched on Friday night after they received a report of an overturned RIB.
The Gaelic-speaking Aran Islands are a short ferry trip away from the port of Rossaveal in Galway Bay.
From our base in Oughterard it was only a 30-minute drive down to Rossaveel from where you can take a boat across to any of the three Aran Islands, Inis Oirr, Inis Meain or the biggest of the three, Inis Mor.
His colleague James Joyce, 27, originally from Inis Mor in the Aran Islands, died in hospital several hours after being pulled from the boat's hold on Monday.
Tenders are invited for request for tender for the provision of aerodrome services for aerodromes located on the aran islands, inishbofin and cliften.
BETWEEN TWO SHORES/IDIR DHA CHLADACH: WRITING THE ARAN ISLANDS, 1890-1980.
Anyone who visits Ireland's Aran Islands is struck by a singular feature of the landscape: the drystone walls that are the visible signs of an ancient field-boundary system.
TV3 - Wednesday, 8pm YERRAH, I remember the days when documentaries were about old men with no teeth building canoes in the Aran Islands, shot entirely in black and white; or what a great fellow DeValera was, or something else educational.
An explosion in the engine room caused the 80ft trawler to slowly sink as it made its way from the Aran Islands towards the Mayo coast.