Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Killybegs Hotel to Close ...

Image courtesy of the Donegal Daily
The Bay View Hotel in Killybegs is to close (or is already closed):


Another hotel has fallen victim to the downturn in the hospitality sector, with the closure of the Bay View Hotel in Killybegs, Co Donegal, writes Gavin Daly.

Bank of Scotland (Ireland) last week appointed a receiver to the company behind the hotel, which closed suddenly last month. According to a notice on the hotel’s website, the Bay View Hotel has been closed ‘‘until further notice’’. The hotel is on the main street in Killybegs, over looking the harbour. It has 40 bedrooms and a leisure centre ...
The Donegal Daily has a slightly take on this:

There were fears the hotel was shut down after a visit from another director to the premises last night.

Local director Bernie O’Callaghan says that he has asked gardai to investigate after equipment went missing overnight. This includes TVs, tills and catering equipment.

Mr O’Callaghan said he was left completely in the dark about the decision of another director from Leinster to send staff home and claim the hotel was closed with the loss of 35 jobs.
Original posting at Donegal Friends.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Saint Patrick's Day

 Some video by Greg Gorman, taken from the Laghey Blast float during the 2011 Donegal Town Saint Patrick's Day Parade:

If you any photographs or video you like to share, let me know.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Cannons in the Wild

Michael & Nathalie Cannon and their family were recently on TV in the RTE show "Families in the Wild". The Democrat has an article about it at:
Following last years success of ‘Teens in the Wild’, clinical psychologist David Coleman is back with a new show based on a similar concept, but this time he has extended his advice and therapeutic work to the whole clan. Families in the Wild sees David (the Irish Dr. Phil), taking three individual families, including the Cannons, away from the stresses and pressures of daily life to the isolation and tranquility of the Kerry wilderness for a week of activities and therapy.
The Cannons on their exploration of the wilds.
I hope ye all had fun, and it was a worthwhile adventure! :)

If your in Ireland you can watch the episode for a limited time on the RTE player at:
Original Posting at Donegal Friends.

Laghey Blast's: Come Dancing Competition

Some video from Greg of the Strictly Come Dancing contest held in the Abbey Hotel on 18th March in aid of the Laghey Blast Festival.

The Laghey Blast Festival will be held in Laghey (sometimes spelt Laghy on the maps) on Sat April 30th & Sun May 1st 2011 (the May bank holiday weekend).

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Vote for Pavesi

Do you like Pavesi (the band)? Vote for them in the Youbloom contest at:


Sunday, March 06, 2011

Western Waves

A load of new programmes from Western Waves:

    And the latest "State of Art" is interesting listen:

    Original Posting on Donegal Friends.

      Ryan's Bakery

      Have you tried the new(ish) bakery on Bridge Street? They sell artisan breads (think french breads and the like), specialty meats, cheeses etc.

      If your looking for Gluten-free pancakes for Pancake Day (good if you have a Gulten intolerance or have Celiac disease) Ryans's will be selling some (made by Zack) on Pancake Day only.
      For some reason Ireland has one of the highest rates of Celiac's in the world!

      Original Posting at Donegal Friends.