News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
(Source: Fermanagh Today)
Galway County Council has given the go ahead to convert 12 acres of land near Gort to use for paintballing. Planners have granted planning permission to convert the Coillte forest at Carrowgarriff for paintballing use, portable cabins, a changing area, and carpark.This is despite concerns from locals in the area about the impact of such a development.
(Source: GalwayBay Fm)
Rose of Tralee Charmaine Kenny felt the tug of the long arm of the law when she paid an official visit to Athy Garda Station last week. In one of her last official duties as her reign draws to a close Charmaine was welcomed on behalf of the gardaí, the civilian staff and the clerical officers, as well as children of those who work at the station by Sergeant James Bergin. Sergeant Bergin told the Kildare Nationalist about the honour it was to have Charamine at the station as a guest.
(Source: The Kildare Nationalist)
A Hugginstown woman is part of a team that has successfully swum the English Channel to raise money for a local cause.Gráinne Burke is a member of the Stiletto Swimmers, along with Clare Morrissey, Kolette Enright, Maeve Moran and Maura Murphy from Dungarvan and Marie Barry from Carrick-on-Suir. They English Channel from Dover to Calais in relay to raise funds for the Helvick Lifeboat.
(Source: Kilkenny People)
Surging numbers on the dole in Portarlington have prompted extra signing-on days, after public protests were held to highlight the inadequate arrangements and conditions which the unemployed in the town have to endure at the social welfare office. There are now 3,406 people using the tiny office in Portarlington, which until latest developments was open just one day per week for people to sign on.
(Source: Leinster Express)
Ireland's Original Culchie Festival will take place in Mohill, Co Leitrim from October 22 -24. This is a very special year in the history of the festival as we will be celebrating our 21st birthday and we are calling on all culchies to come help us celebrate this unique event which now ranks highly in the calendar of festival events in Ireland. The festival will also share the platform in Mohill with the well established and highly popular Annual Horse Fair on Sunday 24th.
(Source: Leitrim Observer)
THE first sod will be turned at Murroe's new playground at the beginning of the Mary of Murroe festival on Friday, August 29. Murroe Community Council has been working on this project for over three years and the sale of the site has now been agreed. The chairman of the community council, Fr Simon Sleeman, said the site in the middle of the village was bought for e165,000.
(Source: Limerick Leader)
The ITV cameras will be rolled in Drumlish last weekend as they followed pop sensation Una Healy when she made a guest appearance at the Marquee in Drumlish Festival last Friday night. ITV2 have been filming Una and her bandmates for the past number of months for their new reality TV show 'The Saturdays: 24/7' which is due to be aired next September.
(Source: Longford Leader)
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