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Scheme to house a family on Inis Meáin for a year generating 'huge' interest
The scheme, which includes free rent, has received 560 applications so far.
All time
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'See puffins up close': 6 underrated islands on Ireland's west coast - and why you should visit
Paul Clements spotlights six islands that don’t get the tourist attention they deserve.
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'The pub goes, the priest goes, the people go': New radio documentary explores evacuation of Ireland's islands
‘Leaving the Island’ airs on Newstalk at 7am Sunday.
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Twenty years since Rathlin Island's first crime, it's 'not a place where you'd get away with something'
In the last two decades, there has been a surge in tourism and a baby boom – but very little crime.
# Election 2014
Voters in Inishfree (all 6 of them) go the polls today, along with 2,118 other people...
The elections come a day early, if you’re lucky enough to live on an island off the west or northwest coast.
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Photos: This man's been documenting life on Ireland's Wild Western Islands for over 50 years...
Loading turf, digging potatoes, herding sheep… trying to fit a bewildered cow into a currach — all human life is here…
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Photos: This retired movie stuntman and former pro-wrestler is the sole inhabitant of Omey Island, off Connemara
Pascal Whelan once doubled for Paul Hogan in Crocodile Dundee, and taught Peter O’Toole how to swordfight on the set of MacBeth…
# Castaway
This man is seeking a woman to live on Inishfree with him Castaway style
John McManus told that there doesn’t have to be a romantic element to the relationship “but it’d be nice to have a love interest”.
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Pictures: Life on Inis Meáin a century ago
Woollen shawls, currachs and unusual school uniforms are all featured in these incredible pictures of island life in the early 1900s.