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Maura Derrane: I feel more definite in my 40s but I’ll be honest, I think 30s is the best

From a childhood spent running free in the open air of Inis Mór, Maura Derrane has risen through the broadcasting ranks to become the queen of afternoon TV. Here she tells us why the serenity and escapism of the West always draws her back home 5 Queen of afternoon TV: Maura Derrane photographed in her native Galway. Photo: Martina Regan. There's no other word for it, Maura Derrane is aghast. "What?!" she splutters. "That's so mental, ah…no….," She seems momentarily lost for ...
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Forget driving the Wild Atlantic Way – walk it

A superb new guide of the best walks of the west coast offers up a rich variety of nature that will engage the senses, writes Dan MacCarthy. A description of Achill Head and Croghaun Mountain in this superb new hillwalking guide to the fabled Wild Atlantic Way refers to the epic landscape crossed by the walker. Epic? Surely epic is a term that suits more dramatic far-flung landscapes like the Himalayas or Kilimanjaro, say? No. The description is right. Cliffs rise up from the maw of the Atlant...
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Man of Aran

Robert Flaherty’s stunning documentary film “Man of  Aran” was first previewed  in London in 1934. Many experts consider that “Man of Aran” includes some of the world’s finest film footage. The film played an important role in bringing the islands to the attention of the world. Showing daily in the Aran Centre (running time 75 minutes) a visit to the island is not complete without viewing this spectacular film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDwCAfS0I0s  
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Man of Aran

Robert Flaherty’s stunning documentary film “Man of  Aran” was first previewed  in London in 1934. Many experts consider that “Man of Aran” includes some of the world’s finest film footage. The film played an important role in bringing the islands to the attention of the world. Showing daily in the Aran Centre (running time 75 minutes) a visit to the island is not complete without viewing this spectacular film.
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