Friday, October 03, 2008

More news!

I'm slowly catching up on September's news! :)

Seagate (they make hard drives for computers) is closing their Derry plant with the loss of 900 jobs. Many people who work there are from Donegal:
http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0925/seagate.html

Car sales down 40% in Co. Donegal:
http://www.highlandradio.com/news.php?articleid=000002747

Updates on HSE projects in Co. Donegal:
http://www.highlandradio.com/news.php?articleid=000002753

Hammer Films, notorious for loads of horror films in the 1960's, is filming their first film in 30 years in Donegal
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7629245.stm
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/hammer-horror-films-make-comeback--in-donegal-13986000.html

Shell Oil "tightlipped" over results of drilling abut 100 miles off the NW Donegal Coast:
http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/shell-still-tightlipped-on-its-deepest-dearest-drill-results-1465332.html

3 Men from Derry charged in rash of break-ins on the Inishowen Peninsula:
http://www.derryjournal.com/journal/Trio-charged-with-Inishowen-robberies.4426027.jp

Derry man and his dog shot in Donegal near the border by what might have been a kidnap gang:
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/hammer-horror-films-make-comeback--in-donegal-13986000.html
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2008/0926/breaking2.htm
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/ambush-gang-shoot-man-and-puppy-then-kidnap-girlfriend-1484189.html

Donegal woman talks about how she had to lie to get cancer treatment (she pretended to live in the North, was offered her first treatment in the Republic after her 11th treatment in the North):
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/why-i-was-forced-to-lie-to-save-my-life-1484182.html

And an interesting article about the attitudes and opinions of parishioners of the Parish of Clogher (an Anglican Parish covering Donegal, Fermanagh, Leitrim, Monaghan, & Tyrone):
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/young-protestants-reject-segregation-13985389.html


And while we talking about religion, here's a pic I took a few years ago of the Church of Ireland out by Lough Eske:
Lough Eske Church

I think the style of this chapel is very striking in it's simplicity, and I think it's a pretty old building.

1 comment:

Mick T. said...

I heard that the Horror Film is being filmed in or around Pettigo.