Wednesday, January 28, 2009

News & Stuff

Invest in Donegal, so says Sir Gerry Robinson; a Donegal man & former Granada TV head
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2009/0127/1232923367453.html
The 60-year-old millionaire businessman delivered his message in an online newsletter produced by Donegal County Council and e-mailed to almost 1,000 Donegal exiles across the globe.

He suggested that with high-tech communications making possible the location of certain businesses any where in Donegal, business people abroad could have a base in their home county.

The Lough Foyle Ferry that runs from County Derry to County Donegal has suffered losses and may be facing funding issues:
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/breaking-news/ireland/fears-expressed-for-future-of-derrydonegal-ferry-14158146.html
It is used by both commuters and tourists and takes 15 minutes to cross the one-mile stretch of water.

However, it lost €56,000 last year and could be facing losses of more than €200,000 this year.

The SDLP is calling on the Northern Executive and the Irish Government to step in and rescue the service from collapse.

The one thing they don't say is that it can save people a long drive if they have to get to North Derry to Northern Inishowen.

And if your a fan of Donegal Fiddle music, head over to Ardara in May!
http://www.irishmusicmagazine.com/2009/01/27/cup-of-tae-ardara-co-donegal/
Cup of Tae continues this year with its famous schools of music in Fiddle, Flute, Whistle, Accordion, Piano, Concertina and Singing. Cup of Tae festival is quite unique and this is evident by the huge volume of musicians from all over Ireland and abroad that can be seen playing anywhere in this popular village. If you haven’t been to the Cup of Tae, no words here will give it justice you must visit.
For more info and schedules see (which will be updated with 2009 info real soon now):
http://www.cupoftaefestival.com/

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