News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
(Source: The Longford Leader)
A call has been made for a new state-of-the-art tourist office for Drogheda to help promote the Boyne Valley region. And that follows on renewed debate over the closure of the offices at weekends, even prompting a comment from the national tidy towns judges in their outline document about the town recently. Due to reduced staff numbers within the group that run the service, Boyne Tourism, who took over the running of the office in 1997, it became impossible to open seven days a week. Also, the increased traffic on the website, www.drogheda.ie has also witnessed more people checking out the town prior to leaving home. There were 7,681 separate visits in the month of August and 253,195 hits.
(Source: The Drogheda Independent)
There was one Mayo man who celebrated the 250 years of Guinness last week more than most. Islandeady’s Richard Moylette was lucky enough to win an all expenses trip from Australia to Ireland to take part in the Arthur Guinness celebrations, courtesy of Diageo.
The 26-year old teacher is based in Sydney since December 2007 and hasn’t been home since October 2007. The Irish Echo in Australia ran the prize which included accommodation for two people, VIP tickets to the Arthur’s Day celebrations and free Guinness during their few days in Dublin.
(Source: Mayo News)
The Bishop of Meath, Most Rev Dr Michael Smith, has announced the appointment of six new parish priests in the diocese, as well as the retirement of three long-serving clergy. Fr Andrew Farrell is retiring as Parish Priest of Trim, and is being succeeded by Fr Sean Henry, PP, Kingscourt. Fr Patrick Mackin is retiring as Parish Priest of Bohermeen, and will be succeeded by Fr Andy Doyle, PP Kilskyre, who also becomes Vicar Forane, Navan.
Fr Gerard MacCormack, Administrator, Navan is to be appointed PP Kingscourt, and will be succeeded by Fr Declan Hurley, CC, Navan. Fr John Brogan, PP Donore is appointed PP, Kilskyre; Fr Michael Meade, CC Mount Bolus is appointed PP, Donore; Fr David Brennan, CC, Bohermeen is appointed CC Moynalvey; Fr Barry Condron, CC Castletown-Finea is appointed CC Dunshaughlin.
(Source: The Drogheda Independent)
A total wipeout of fish stocks in a local river has been likened to “mass murder” with fish stocks now facing a bleak future taking years to recover. A stretch of the Ballintra River, known locally as the Castle River, was stricken with an unknown pollutant that has left one of Monaghan’s most popular fishing spots wiped out. A spokesperson for the Northern Regional Fisheries Board stated: “A fish kill on the Ballintra River on Monday morning at 9am. Staff responded immediately. The length of river affected is approximately 10 kilometres from Drumgarran to Lough Major. Fisheries Staff have walked the river and have counted over 500 trout to date, together with other species including crayfish have been killed. A potential source has been identified, samples have been taken. The investigation is ongoing.””
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