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Naomh Éanna Aran Islands Ship TV Documentary Airs Tonight On TG4

9th November 2014
Naomh Éanna Aran Islands Ship TV Documentary Airs Tonight On TG4

#naomheanna – Donncha Mac Con Iomaire's maritime programme on the Naomh Éanna ship airs tonight on TG4 at 21:30. Rusted and with little future she was sentenced to be scrapped, until a few men embarked on a plan to bring new life to the Naomh Éanna. The news of the bid to rescue her from Grand Canal Dock was told by last February and now the tale makes the small screen.

The Naomh Éanna provided all the neccessities the three Aran Islands had with the mainland for 30 years. CIÉ's rivited ship brought everything from summer students and sheep to Galway, and ice cream and coal to the windswept isles. The Naomh Éanna was at the end of a great era of shipbuilding in Dublin but was ill-designed to service three islands in which she could only moor at one pier! The curragh men of Inis Meáin and Inis Oirr battled the wild Atlantic to keep connected to the outside world.

If you missed it the Docu is now on the TG4 player here

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