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[Source: Longford Leader]
Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula in County Louth are coming under the radar of meteorologists as a result of the appearance of a remarkable amount of rainbows.
The area was recently visited by members of the Meteorology Society of Ireland following reports of a higher than average presence of rainbows in the picturesque north Louth area.
The already beautiful area was so enhanced by the rainbows that it brought attention to the high numbers being noticed by locals and visitors. The colored arcs presented amazing images over Carlingford Lough and Slieve Foy Mountain. Locals reckon that during 2012, there were approximately 280 rainbows, with some days recording the appearance of two on the same day and double-arced rainbows, with a high volume occurring in March and September, in particular.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
Plans to build the world’s largest statue of Saint Patrick on top of the Reek have tumbled and been put on ice by Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz after a Mayo News poll convinced him of its controversy.
Almost 70 percent of respondents to the online poll said they were not in favor of the 100 ft. bronze statue being placed on the 2,510-foot-high pyramidal peak, where the patron saint is said to have spent 40 days and nights fasting back in 441 A.D.
Speaking to The Mayo News last Monday, Timothy Schmalz said: “I have decided not to continue to build the world’s largest Saint Patrick on the Reek, as I have received so much hateful opposition to a project in which I intended to celebrate Irish culture and spirituality. I apologize to those people who may have thought I was being disrespectful to the sacred history of the place and am now looking to place the proposed statue somewhere else in Ireland.”
[Source: The Mayo News]
The missing Ashbourne teenager, Kim Nangle, has been located safe and well.
Gardaí (police) in Ashbourne had sought the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of the 17-year-old, who had been missing since Sunday, March 24.
[Source: Meath Chronicle]
A security alert near Rosslea, County Fermanagh, is continuing.
It began last Tuesday night after a caller to a Belfast newsroom said a beer keg had been left on the Clogh Road, close to the County Monaghan border.
Police moved in to make the area safe to allow army bomb experts to examine it.
A number of homes close to Clogh Church of Ireland have been evacuated.
[Source: BBC News]
A native of Kilcormac, John Jacob has been announced as the new Deputy General Secretary of the Association of Garda (Police) Sergeants and Inspectors.
John joined A.G.S.I. on promotion to sergeant in 1994. He has previously presented motions at the Annual Delegate Conference as part of the Headquarters, before joining the Headquarters Branch in 1999.
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