Tuesday 17 January 2017

Aer Arann has become a treasured friend to all islanders

Mairéad Ní Chonghaile

Published 25/09/2015 | 02:30

'The islanders are perfectly happy with the service provided by Aer Arann. We call it 'the plane'. It's part of our lives'
'The islanders are perfectly happy with the service provided by Aer Arann. We call it 'the plane'. It's part of our lives'

I'm from Inis Oírr, the smallest of the Aran Islands, and as long as I remember Aer Arann has been there. I no longer live on the island, but my family do. My mother, uncles, sister, brothers, nieces, cousins. It's home.

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The islanders are perfectly happy with the service provided by Aer Arann. We call it 'the plane'. It's part of our lives.

Before Inis Oírr got a resident doctor, the plane used to bring the doctor from Inis Mór to visit our island. I remember my mamo waiting on her (Dr Marian Broderick) and the plane to come when I was a child.

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