GRACE CHOSEN TO REPRESENT GLASGOW AT MARY FROM DUNGLOE FESTIVAL

first_imgGlasgow Mary Grace SweeneyOne of the highlights of the week was crowning Ms Grace Sweeney as the Glasgow representative to the 46th Mary From Dungloe Festival . Grace is no stranger to Dungloe and the Rosses …..her parents are from Meenacross and MeenaBhaoil.The committee including Mrs Angela Medford and Mrs Breeda Ojo introduced Grace on stage at Saturday’s Festival St Patrick’s Day festival in Glasgow and there was a huge applause.Grace said: “I am thrilled to be representing Glasgow , I have been to the festival so many times and admired the Marys. “I can hardly believe I am going to be a part of it this year . I can’t wait. My parents are so proud and we are looking forward to a very exciting week in Dungloe”.Glasgow was a sea of Green on Saturday.The Donegal and Irish families celebrated their national day in style at the Merchants Square in the centre of Glasgow with Irish traditional music & ceilidh.Mr Danny Boyle and the Irish Heritage Association started the week long festival at the Marriott Hotel , hosting special guest Manus Boyle from the 1992 All-Ireland winning Donegal team and the Sam Maguire Cup.  GRACE CHOSEN TO REPRESENT GLASGOW AT MARY FROM DUNGLOE FESTIVAL was last modified: March 18th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GlasgowGRACE CHOSEN TO REPRESENT GLASGOW AT MARY FROM DUNGLOE FESTIVALSam Maguirelast_img read more

DONEGAL SCHOOL TO TAKE A VOW OF SILENCE THIS FRIDAY!

first_imgIf you are to visit Loreto Community School in Milford this Friday the 20th of March, you may come to the conclusion that the establishment is full of rude senior students who refuse to speak to visitors.How wrong you would be!The concept of a “day of silence” first came about at a prefect meeting while discussing ideas for a fundraiser. Loreto has built up a name for its successful fundraisers in the past: the twister game which was played by whole year groups simultaneously and “Crazy Hair Day” remain among the most memorable events in the hearts of the students.Each year, fifth year students are given the opportunity to host a fundraiser of their own, and donate to a cause close to their hearts.Last year, the 12 hour cycleathon raised thousands of euro which benefited local charities in our own community. It was evident that topping last years fundraiser would be nothing short of a miracle as last years group came together as one to be so successful. A fundraiser both innovative and unique would be required.And a day of silence ticked both the boxes. “Not only is the idea different, it has symbolic relevance too” explains Nora Doherty, Head Girl of the school.“After a short discussion, we decided we would like to donate funds raised to a local charity for mental health (Jigsaw in Letterkenny), which tied in wonderfully with the concept of the day of silence. We acknowledge that the day is going to be exceedingly difficult, as talking is in our nature, but throughout the day we intend to recall that often people feel this pain for years on end, silenced by their own minds or otherwise.“The difficulties we will have for the day are nothing compared to the internal torment that some people experience, and as such we expect every student in the year will take the challenge very seriously. As well as raising money for a worthy cause, we will be able to get a glimpse of the struggle which some people have on a daily basis.”As it is such a novel idea, the day of silence has been the talking point of the school over the past few weeks, as students and staff alike wait in eager anticipation.Even the organisation of such a simple event took time and thought. At lunchtime it is hoped a film will be shown for fifth year students as sitting in the school canteen surrounded by other people talking may prove too tempting for some people. Workshops have also been arranged for each class group so as to increase awareness of the cause to which we are donating.“Given all the hype surrounding the event, the day of silence is set to go down in history as one of the most memorable fifth year fundraisers. We hope the local community will join in and support us, as the money raised will benefit people around us. If anyone wishes to donate, they should contact any fifth year or prefect member.”So this Friday if you’re admiring the solar eclipse at awe in the early morning, spare a thought for the fifth years from Loreto who will be equally as amazed but forced to express that amazement into themselves.DONEGAL SCHOOL TO TAKE A VOW OF SILENCE THIS FRIDAY! was last modified: March 18th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bail refused for Donegal man who is ‘significant member’ of organised crime gang

first_imgA 29-year-old St Johnston man, said to be a ‘signifiant member of an organised crime gang’ has been refused bail and remanded in custody.Blain Curtis of Drumatoland, St Johnston, appeared before court in Derry charged with what have been described as ‘significant offences’. Curtis is charged with concealing criminal property and entering into an arrangement to acquire criminal property of £214,216. Curtis is charged with conspiracy to supply £120,000 of cannabis and conspiracy to supply cocaine.Curtis has been connected to an organised crime gang that is said to be responsible for the importation of and sale of drugs in Northern Ireland, as well as money laundering, through purchasing jewellery and property.The PSNI, in conjunction with the Gardai, launched a major cross-border probe, involving up to 400 officers, in 2016. So far, up to 17 people have been arrested and charged.Earlier this month, ten properties in Derry and two in Donegal were search as part of the investigation, relating to assets worth up to £1million.Detectives seized quantities of drugs and luxury items valued at more than €200,000. The items included high value watches, a large diamond and other jewellery, luxury cars and €9,000 in cash.A mobile phone belonging to Curtis has been seized.Judge Connolly refused the defendant bail given that he was believed to be a ‘significant member of an organised crime gang’ and believing Curtis to be a flight risk whose proposed bail address was on the border.Curtis is to appear, via video link, before court again on July 27.Bail refused for Donegal man who is ‘significant member’ of organised crime gang was last modified: July 1st, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AN GARDA SIOCHANABlain CurtisDerryDERRY MAGISTRATES’ COURTOrganised Crime GangPSNISt Johnstonlast_img read more