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27/11/12 - INIS OÍRR DESCRIBED AS PARADISE ISLAND IN INTERNATIONAL ZETOR PUBLICATION

 The Aran island of Inis Oírr has gained international attention in a magazine published by Czech tractor manufacturer Zetor which is currently being circulated to their distributors and customers worldwide.
 
Some months ago, a correspondent for the publication visited Inis Oírr which he described in his article as a ‘paradise island’ for Zetor.
 
Stating that ‘nothing could have prepared him for what he saw’, the writer said that, during a five hours visit to the island, every tractor he met except one bore the Zetor name, all ranging in age ‘from very new to ageing’. 
 
Noting that, on the island, vehicles have to withstand harsh Winters with driving rain and gale force winds filled with salt water spray, one owner commented on how important it is that ‘the engine works and the body stays intact.’
 
Commenting on the enduring relationship that exists between Inis Oírr and Zetor, another recalled that the first Zetor came to Inis Oírr in the 1970s while the last one arrived ‘just a few months ago.’
 
Elsewhere in the article, the writer paints a picture of Inis Oírr, its location off the coast of Connemara and what life is like for its 300 or so inhabitants. In one picture caption, attention is drawn to craftsmen working to restore a dry stone wall.
 
Commenting, Michael McHale of McHale Plant Sales in Birdhill - at whose prompting the article was written - said “we sincerely hope that the publicity which the story has given to Inis Oírr will bring lots of tourists and ‘tractor spotters’ to the island in the years ahead.” 
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