Category Archive: Article

March 2, 2018

NEW SUPERFERRY TO THE ARAN ISLANDS

We are delighted to announce that sailings from Doolin to the Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher are set to get faster and much more comfortable thanks to Ireland’s newest cruise ship. It will be launched in May 2018, by our sister company Doolin2Aran Ferries, which is owned by the Garrihy Family of Doolin who […]

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February 19, 2018

The Burren

The Burren takes its name from the Irish word ‘bhoireann’ meaning, ‘a stony place’ or ‘a rocky place’, which is a good description for this 350 sq kilometres limestone plateau in North Clare. The rough, intriguing and attractive landscape was formed 320 million years ago under a tropical sea. Later it was shaped by ice […]

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February 10, 2018

Marty – Connemara Man in Boston

Marty is typical of so many Irish people whose ancestors left Ireland for a better life in America, His father John, one of 14 children left Carna, Connemara for London in 1949 and arrived in Boston in 1956. Seven of his siblings also emigrated to Boston. 

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February 10, 2018

From Canada to Clifden – A race against time

The Daily Telegraph had offered £10,000 as a prize for the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic “in less then 72 consecutive hours”. A number of people had tried and failed. Big money was being spent by companies to take on the challenge when John Alcock and Arthur Brown made their attempt in June 1919.

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February 10, 2018

Inisheer (Inis Oírr) – A Step Back in History

Your tour will take you by boat to Inisheer (Inis Oírr) – the smallest of the three Aran Islands. It is such an enchanting mythical Island, steeped in traditional culture and in the warmth of its islanders. Islanders who are respectful of nature as they survive on agriculture, fishing and seasonal tourism, they are a […]

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