Wednesday, June 03, 2009


Well sorta! Sorry I haven't posted much in a while, I've been wile busy at the new job, and just haven't had the time or motivation to work on the blog. Some of those posts can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 40 minutes or more and after a long day at work sometimes it's hard to concentrate on something for that long, and to actually write something that makes sense.

Anyways, I came across this story on the Irish Times' site, some fecker went joy-riding on the Aranmore ferry. There was a chase, and the fecker beached the craft and did a fair amount of damage it. Also, look at the commutte one of the co-owner's has to his job at Finner, a return trip of 216km every day!
... Louise said: “They got to within about 500 yards of the Realt na Maidne and whoever was on board must have spotted them then for he just put the foot down and the ferry disappeared off behind a peninsula.” But by now word had spread and other people were watching from the island and the mainland.

Mr Boyle, the ferry co-owner, said: “He rammed the pursuing dinghy and then hit a rock while going in and out of rocks before beaching the ferry and making a run for it but he was caught by some local boys who held him until the gardaĆ­ arrived.”

A man in his 30s was arrested at about 8.30am ... The ferry was towed to Burtonport. GardaĆ­ said there was considerable damage done to it.

Mr Boyle (36) is a long-distance commuter with a difference. He travels a 216km round-trip by ferry and car every day from his island home to his job as a garage fitter at Finner Camp near Bundoran where he is an Army private.

He started his ferry company three years ago when he realised others, like him, would return to live on their native island if there was a suitable ferry service to help them get to work on the mainland.

More posts in the near future! If anyone wants to post some article themselves let me know, I can give you access to post them directly on the blog, you can e-mail them to me and I can post them, or you can even e-mail a blog posting directly to the blog (at it's top-secret e-mail address) and it'll automatically be posted on Donegal Friends. Leave a comment if your interested.

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