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Aran Islands lifeboat evacuates injured tourist on Inis Mór

The Aran Islands RNLI lifeboat was called to yet another medical evacuation this week for an injured tourist. The Coast Guard called the volunteer lifeboat...

Aran Islands lifeboat called out twice overnight

The lifeboat at the Aran Islands RNLI station was called out twice overnight for a medical evacuation and a boat in distress. The Coast Guard...

Aran Islands urged to conserve water over fears of fresh summer shortages

People on the Aran Islands are being urged to conserve water over fears that this summer will see a repeat of last year's shortages. Irish...

Galway islands go to the polls

Voting has opened on the islands today in the local and European elections, and on the divorce referendum. Residents of Inis Oírr, Inis Mór, Inis...

Public health events prove a big hit on the islands

A series of free Healthy Ireland events with Croí on the Galway islands recently proved to be a big hit, drawing big crowds interested...

Search for missing Inis Oírr woman ends after body recovered

The search for an Inis Oírr woman reported missing yesterday (21/3) has been stood down after the body of woman was found off the...

Aran Islands secondary school scheme awarded €450,000

Post-Primary schools in the Aran Islands have been granted an allowance of up to €450,000 to help students from the mainland live and study...

Major conference on Connemara and Aran Islands tourism

A networking event for the local tourism industry in Connemara and the Aran Islands this month will look at steps taken...

Special health and wellbeing events to take place across Galway islands

A one-off series of free health and wellbeing events will be held on the islands in the coming weeks. Healthy Ireland, a Government-led Health initiative,...

Deal agreed to extend Aer Arann services up to September

A deal has been agreed on for Aer Arann to continue flights to the three Aran Islands until next September. Aer Arann flights to and...

Deal struck to secure Aran Islands air service up to 2021

A major breakthrough has been made in securing the future of air travel to the Aran Islands with a deal to help extend services...

Aer Arann offered to islanders for just €1

The owner of Aer Arann has offered to sell the airline to the island communities for just €1 amid an ongoing contract dispute. The airline,...

Inis Meain wins prestigious Pride of Place award

Inis Meáin was found to be the finest of Ireland's Island and Coastal Communities at the annual IPB Pride of Place awards. The Aran Island...

Emergency funding for traditional Irish arts in Gaeltacht schools

Funding has been made available to ensure that Irish music, dancing and singing classes in the Galway Gaeltacht will continue until Christmas. Galway West TD and...

Galway islands go to the polls

Residents of the Aran Islands and Inishboffin are going to the polls today to cast their votes in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum. The...

The Aran Islands are Galway’s hottest spot on Instagram

The Aran Islands are the most popular place in Galway on social media, featuring in more Instagram posts than anywhere in the city or county. 73,555...

Aran Island water restrictions extend to Inis Meáin

Irish Water have announced that nighttime water restrictions will come into effect on Inis Meáin from 8pm to 8am effective immediately. The water restrictions are...

Aran Islands secondary schools to receive extra funding and teachers

Secondary schools on all the Aran Islands will receive an extra  €15,000 a year and additional teachers under the Gaeltacht School Recognition Scheme. Minister for...

New grant scheme to unlock Connemara Coast and Aran Islands for tourists

Fáilte Ireland is launching a new grant scheme to bring more tourists to the Connemara Coast and Aran Islands. The New Horizons Capital Grant Scheme...
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42 charities across Galway receive donations from AIB

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Water restrictions lifted on two of the Aran Islands

Water restrictions which have been in place on the Aran Islands since late April have been lifted on Inis Mór and Inis Meain after...
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