Thursday, July 19, 2007

Fighting, stealing, & vandalism!

I interpret the public order offences to mean people fighting on the Diamond:
http://www.oceanfm.ie/onair/donegalnews.php?articleid=000001592

Gardai in Donegal Town arrested a total of six people for public order offences over the weekend.

They are also investigating criminal damage to two properties on Tir Chonaill Street and Quay Street which saw a number of large panes of glass broken.

Furthermore a number of cars were vandalised when graffiti was sprayed on them in recent days, two such incidents occured in Ballyshannon and one in Donegal Town. Offensive language was sprayed on the vehicles in black paint.

To counter that here's a wee article about tourism in Donegal and the West:
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/travel/travel-news/article2777352.ece

The most desolate yet magical landscape lies between Donegal town and the remote village of Glencolumbcille. Here St Columba (or Columbcille) founded a monastery in the 6th century – and here you can still see some of the area's pre-Christian standing stones that he neatly adapted. The village became all but deserted after the Great Famine, yet during the 1950s it was enthusiastically revived by a local vicar. With fuschia-fringed lanes and painted houses, today it is a lively place with a centre for Gaelic culture and language (www.oideas-gael.com).

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