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Aran Blog administrator and Movember.

Well readers it’s Movember.

I’ve not shaved since Nov 1st and now have a handsome display of facial hair. I’m taking part in the Movember Marathon to raise money for 4 deserving charities in the Limerick area.(my Winter base) This annual event has a target this year of €20,000.

The big shave off takes place on Dec 2nd.

€20,000 target

The benefiting charities are:

Milford Hospice

Pieta House

Cycle for Sick Children

Children in Hospital Ireland


John Lawless Movember photo

November 21st.

Before  photo will be available here on Dec 1st and after photo following the shave off.

Please use the link below to donate. All donations will be acknowledged.

Aran Islands Seaplane link to Galway, Limerick.

From the Limerick Leader.

LIMERICK could be linked to Galway and the Aran Islands by a 30-minute seaplane journey by May after proposals to build a seaplane terminal at the Clarion Hotel got permission.

This week, Limerick City Council gave the green light to Harbour Air Ireland to install floating pontoons, an access gangway, mooring anchors and other infrastructure for the berthing of a seaplane on the opening to the river Shannon in front of the Clarion Hotel.

Part of a wider project to connect the Flying Boat Museum in Foynes to the Western Seaboard, Harbour Air CEO Emelyn Heaps says he expects the city terminal to be up and running in the next three months – with the creation of five new jobs.

“With the pontoons and the walk way, we will be investing €138,000 in Limerick,” he said.

Mr Heaps would not comment on the price of a single journey on the seaplane, which can carry 19 passengers, but said it would be “affordable”. He had hinted last year that a seat would cost between €40 and €50 each way.

He criticised the government for a lack of support in his project, saying: “Every morning when I turn the radio on, I am hearing someone has created six jobs here, four jobs there. We will probably create 80 jobs when [the whole network] is in place. Nobody has turned around and told us ‘Well Done’. If I was a Chinese person doing this, I would be met at Shannon Airport,” he commented.

However, he thanked Limerick City Council for giving planning permission to the project.

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Aran Islands Safe. Treaty stone in Limerick to be sold?

The Aran Islands are not for sale.

Things are not so good in Limerick where there is a story circulating that limerick City Council are preparing to sell the famous “Treaty Stone”, one of the most famous symbols of that city. There has even been a facebook group established to help save the monument.

Treaty Stone.

facebook Group. Save The Treaty Stone

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