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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Yeats's drawings, inspired by Synge's snapshots, replaced the photographs in The Aran Islands in its 1907 publication.
They plan next to spend six months in Inis More, the biggest of the three Aran Islands, with more amenities and greater access.
The RNLI Aran Island Lifeboat crew was alerted and rushed to the scene where they found the two men had been taken aboard the research vessel The Celtic Explorer.
Synge's account of his visit to the Aran Islands provides an obvious example.
You can take a step back in time and visit the Aran Islands where life hasn't really changed much since the 1940s.
Set in the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland and based on a tale Synge had heard there, Riders to the Sea won critical acclaim as one of dramatic literature's greatest one-act plays.
Although he spent much time in adventurous, worldwide wanderings, O ' Flaherty's fiction almost always deals with life among the poor in Ireland and in his native Aran Islands. The Informer, his best - known book, is a psychologically acute study of an Irish revolutionary.
Tenders are invited for This Public Procurement Competition Relates To The Operation Of A Public Service Obligation ("Pso") Air Service Between Na Mine Airport And The Aran Islands (Inis Mr, Inis Mein And Inis Orr) And The Provision Of An Associated Road Transport Service Connecting Galway City And Na Mine Airport.
BETWEEN TWO SHORES/IDIR DHA CHLADACH: WRITING THE ARAN ISLANDS, 1890-1980.
Drystone walls of the Aran Islands; exploring the cultural landscape.
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.