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After almost three months, ESB Networks and ESB International have repaired the undersea cable fault located about 2km off the coast of Inis Mór, restoring mains electricity supply to Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr using world-first in-house technology.
Aran Islands ferry crisis will be annual problem unless state changes island transport policy — O Tuathail
Island Ferries Teo announced that it will cease the operation of the winter ferry service to Inis Mór, citing lack of profitability of the service and calling for changes to landing charges imposed by Galway County Council. This is the second year in a row that the beleaguered island has faced the threat of the loss of their ferry service and also follows threats to the regular air service.
Residents on Inis Mór are calling on the Government and county council to intervene in an impasse over landing levies which will see the passenger ferry service from Ros a Mhíl to the island suspended for several months this winter.
Air services to the Aran Islands are set to continue following approval for the extension of the current contract by the Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources, Seán Kyne.
A total of €6 million has been granted to the Galway County Council to cover the outstanding costs from the development and upgrade of Cill Rónáin Pier on Inis Mór and Caladh Mór on Inis Meain in the Aran Islands.
Arts and Cultural events will be taking place in venues all across Ireland as part of Culture Night on Friday, September 16. For the first time Batafada will host an event in Burren School, only a few miles outside Castlebar. They are delighted to be part of this national initiative and will be opening their doors to the whole community to celebrate and experience local arts and culture.
Power was finally restored to 372 customers on Inis Meáin and Inis Oirr on Monday evening following Friday's outage which lasted the entire weekend, leaving the islands' business owners deeply unhappy at the height of the busy tourist season.
Sinn Féin’s Gaeltacht spokesperson, Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, has said the Taoiseach should appoint an independent arbitrator to resolve the impasse on the use of Minna Airport for the purposes of supporting an air service to the Aran Islands.
An Inis Oírr based singer and songwriter, who was forced to spend the money she had originally saved to make an album on cancer treatment, is attempting to raise funds to finish the project. Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was five months pregnant at the age of 39. At the time, the singer was in the process of putting together her third album.
If you want to enjoy a memorable experience why not get on down to the Galway Harbour and hop on board Ireland's largest passenger sailing yacht, the Atlantic Blue.