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SFPA seizes illegal lobster catch in Mayo

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The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) seized a quantity of lobster last week, which it said had been caught illegally off the Mayo coast, with the intention of being sold directly to the public and restaurants across the county.

Aran people astounded by French habits

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‘Them French are queer, I don’t understand them at all. They will give good money for snails and frogs. My young fellow got a bottle of cognac for a bucket full of snails.’

Want to go whale watching next weekend?

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The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group invites you to join them for a land-based whale watch at a local headland between 2:00-5:00 pm on Saturday 24th August.

Enjoy a short break in Aran

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If you are planning a weekend away or a short break and looking for the perfect destination, the answer might be closer than you think. Inis Mór, the largest island, offers spectacular landscapes, a fascinating history, and a level of tranquillity that is hard to match, all just a short boat journey away.

‘A new breed of pilot emerged’

In April 1913, the Daily Mail offered £10,000 (about €500,000 today)

Photographic exhibition and talk by local filmmaker on Blacksod Helicopter Crash

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An exhibition of work by Mayo filmmaker, Fergus Sweeney, relating to the tragic 2017 helicopter crash at Blacksod in North Mayo, will take place in Ballina Arts Centre on January 12 next.

Newly-found sharks to feature at Galway Science and Tech Exhibition

The Marine Institute, based in Oranmore, hit the media headlines internationally, featuring in The Guardian, The Times, SKY News, BBC and Fox News, after about the incredible discovery of Ireland’s very own rare deep-water shark nursery in Irish waters, 200 miles off the west coast of Ireland. The find is being hailed as a “eureka” moment — the biggest shark nursery ever found in Irish waters.

New Aran ferry to sail from France to Ireland this weekend

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Tourism to the Aran Islands is set for a major boost next Tuesday morning as the largest, fastest, and most environmentally friendly cruise vessel every to break waves at Doolin makes its much-anticipated arrival.

Boost for tourism on Aran Islands as €3m custom built cruise ship on the way this summer

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Accessing Ireland’s most popular off-shore destination, the Aran Islands, by sea is to become more comfortable, faster and environmentally friendly thanks to a record investment by one of the best known sea faring families on the West coast.

From skullduggery to a fishing industry

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We know very little about manmade piers and quays along the western seaboard before the beginning of the 19th century, when a lavish programme of safe harbours were built not only to encourage fishing, but as relief programmes in times of distress. It was also an attempt to replace the activities of piracy and smuggling with an industry based on the believed bounty from the sea.

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