Aran Islands RNLI Coxswain John retires after 21 years

Long serving Aran Islands RNLI lifeboat Coxswain John O’Donnell retired today after 21 years saving lives at sea on the west coast of Ireland...

TedFest to make welcome return

TedFest, the annual celebration of the life of comedian Dermot Morgan and the 1990's cult TV sitcom Father Ted, is set to make a comeback this year.

Man dies after being swept out to sea

A man has died after he was swept out to sea while walking along the shoreline in West Clare this afternoon. 

Christmas Gift Ideas – #shoplocal

If you're looking for a gift idea for family; relatives or friends this Christmas, we're asking you to shop local and support local businesses.

Massive response to healthcare workers boat trip

A ferry company in Doolin is offering a free day trip to Inis Oírr to thank frontline Irish Health Care workers for their hard work during the pandemic.

Hundreds turn out to see steam train pass through...

Hundreds of people turned out to see the Emerald Isle Explorer steam train chug its way through Clare's railway stations on its way from Limerick to Galway.

Major maritime rescue exercise in Galway Bay

A major multi-agency mass-rescue exercise was held in Galway Bay this afternoon.

Rescue 115 involved in island exercise

The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter took part in a major exercise yesterday that involved a simulated plane crash on one of the Aran Islands.

€3m cruise ship for Clare ferry company

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