Most visitors take the tour bus to see New York but Pauric Curristin took to the skies. Here he is 15,000ft above the Big Apple with an instructor on his back (just in case he got blown off course and ended up back in Laghey!)
A marching bands display will take place on the Diamond on Sunday 5th September at 2.30pm, courtesy of the Civic Group. Bands from all over the county will appear and there will be a free disco in the Abbey after the show.
Raising the alarm!
Margo & John Duggan and Mary Clarke, Dungannon, Tyrone, who raised the alarm when a middle-aged man jumped off the big pier last Thursday. After calling an ambulance, Cora Keeney from the Waterbus office, threw the struggling man a life bouy, with the help of which he managed to swim to the steps where Captain Billy and John helped him out. By this stage the ambulance had arrived and took the distressed patient to Letterkenny Hospital.
Victor left holding the (pink) baby
The lady who had contracted to lease the shop premises from Victor Kearney has pulled out of the deal - but not before she had painted it a bright pink, just a shade lighter than Victors colour when he heard she wasnt taking it.
Bennett moves in to test ground
Last Friday morning a digger moved in on Mrs Browne and Mrs Sweeneys lands to test the site and soil for foundation purposes. Margaret Gallagher spoke to Eamon McCafferty, Bennett Construction, who said they were carrying out preliminary work and that the development had not gone to planning yet.
Don Byrne launches new book of poems
Last Friday night a large crowd gathered in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel, Ardara, where local author Frank Harvey launched Don Byrnes book of poems Soft Shoes and Sunshine.
Enterprise Officer to step down
Donegal Town Enterprise Officer, Sian Breslin, is not renewing her contract when it expires on the 17th September. She told Donegal Times this was for family reasons and her wish to follow a new career path. Indeed the permanent position of town manager seems to be under threat at present, as funds necessary to retain the post are running out. Sian told the Times how important it is for the business people of Donegal Town to come together and agree to finance this position for at least another two years. While in office, Sian said she had raised over €500,000 from funding agencies, with a pending application for €115,000 - and a marketing grant worth €31,000 being evaluated at present.
AVS Leaving Cert results
Ronan Gillespie, Francis McMullin, Sean McDermott, Brian Heeney, John OSullivan in good spirits after receiving their leaving cert results at the AVS
The Principal of the Abbey Vocational School, Mrs Mary Ann Kane, said they were very pleased overall with the Leaving Certificate results in the school:
Eat, drink, and climb the Donegal hills for less than £100stg
A group of hoteliers from Donegal Town has found a way of combining technology with a little imagination to buck the trend in the present tourist climate.
Sound of Music
The childrens choir in The Sound of Music in Inver
One of the biggest entertainment projects ever undertaken in Inver, the staging of the musical The Sound of Music at the Community Centre, is presently at the dress rehearsal stage, complete with a cast of over sixty adults, children and musicians.
French Market Returns
Those of you who enjoy continental atmosphere and food can look forward to the French Market returning to the Diamond for four days from 9th 12th September.
Mary B launches new CD
On Monday, August 16th, Mary B welcomed a host of friends and show-business stars to a packed Abbey Hotel. The occasion was the launch of her latest CD Letting go. Pictured with Mary B are husband Paul and Seamus Magee
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