Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Donegal Wins the Ulster Final.

Donegal beat Derry on Sunday July 17th, 2011, to win the 2011 Ulster Championship. Next stop the all-Ireland?

The cousin Fergal took some great pics of the game, and our foe Derry put up a good fight.

Donegal and the Flag.
Getting the ball.
Irish President Mary McAleese congratulating the team. What looks to be, Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness is in the Background wearing the grin and red tie. :)
Fergal has a tonne more photographs of the game on his Facebook album.

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Alert Garda catches thieves who robbed MJ's Pub on Main Street:

Ballyshannon District Court heard  how Garda John Sweeney who was on traffic duty at Dunkineely became suspicious when he discovered two car occupants gave wrong details.
He studied CCTV pictures of a pub robbery at MJs pub, a short distance from St Patrick’s Church, Donegal town, at 11.20 on a Sunday morning and he recognised the two he saw in the car.
Supt Jim Coen told the court the car was later located at Ballintra halting site and €1,600 of the stolen money was recovered.

And in Leghowney, brazen crooks break into a house while the owners were in bed asleep, raid the house, then steal the owners car:

Thieves broke into the house around 5am on Tuesday and stole TVs, computers and other electrical goods.The brass-necked thieves then loaded the stolen property into the homeowner's own Skoda car and sped from the scene.

The silver Octavia car with registration number 10 DL 3505 was seen driving in the direction of Ballybofey.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who noticed anything suspicious in the Leghowney area of Donegal in the early hours of Tuesday morning to contact them.

If you saw something, call the Donegal Town Gardaí at (074)9740190 or your local Gardaí.

Farmers Market doesn't have enough Farmers?

Farmers Market in Donegal TownThe Donegal Daily is reporting that the Donegal Town Farmers Market may close as there aren't enough vendors selling locally produced produce:

Businesses in the town claim produce other than that grown locally is being sold at some stalls - and is therefore in breach of the spirit of the market ... if produce other than that grown locally - or which competes against rate-paying established businesses - stall owners could be removed or the entire market closed down.
A council source told us: "It is now clear that the original farmers market idea has been expanded to goods which go against the spirit of what the market should be.
"Inspections will be carried out and orders issued against any stalls in breach of the market's original plan."
 Read more at the Donegal Daily, and please ask them to credit me for my photograph that they are using that page (I've a copy linked to here for you to view).

Friday, July 08, 2011

Summer Jobs for Students

The County Council is offering workplace to up to 30 students around the county:


Today, July 8th is the last day to apply:

Summer Student Placement Scheme 2011

Donegal County Council

Donegal County Council intends to provide summer work placements for up to 30 students. Applications are invited from full-time students who are currently undertaking a third-level course in Culture, Heritage, Arts, Engineering, Business, Finance or related disciplines. Applicants must have at least one year (third-level) completed and be returning in September 2011 to continue their studies.

Placement Period
Monday, July 25, 2011 – Friday, September 2, 2011

€302.75 per week (35 hours per week, paid fortnightly)

Likely locations will be Carndonagh, Donegal Town, Dungloe, Letterkenny, Lifford or Milford, County Donegal.

Only on-line applications will be accepted. Curriculum vitae and covering letter, stating preferred location, to be submitted to:
In view of the timeframes involved, Donegal County Council will award placements on the basis of curriculum vitaes submitted. Depending on number of applications received, Donegal County Council reserves the right to shortlist.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, July 8, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.