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On Saturday, April 20, Kells Local Heroes kicked off their first painting and cleaning day for 2013 when volunteers turned out in force to give Kenlis Place or Back Street, as it’s known locally, a colorful makeover.
Eight buildings were each given fresh coats of green, blue, terracotta, yellow, pink and beige paint in an operation that has given a colorful transformation to the busy street.
[Source: Meath Chronicle]
Part of the cross-border Ulster Canal, which has not been used for 80 years, is to reopen, it has been revealed.
The nine-mile route runs from Lough Erne in County Fermanagh to Clones in Co. Monaghan.
New towpaths and bridges will also be created as part of the $46 million work, which is expected to take three years.
[Source: Irish Independent]
Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly, and Dublin G.A.A. star Bryan Cullen recently announced the winners of Aviva Health’s Schools Fitness Challenge 2013. Ireland’s fittest School is Oaklands Community College, Edenderry, County Offaly. The fittest school and most improved school, Abbey C.B.S, Co. Tipperary, attended a special awards ceremony at Aviva Stadium.
The national challenge, developed by Professor Niall Moyna in Dublin City University and the Wellness Economic Initiative Alliance, invited all secondary schools throughout the country to join in making physical fitness a national priority, by assessing the fitness levels of first- and second-year school children over a six-week period and advocating for improvements in their overall health.
[Source: Offaly Express]
Struggling farmers in Roscommon are being advised to seek assistance from the Department of Agriculture and banks as the fodder crisis throughout the county continues to worsen.
Roscommon I.F.A. Chairman John O’Beirne said last week that the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney must come forward with more measures to alleviate the real hardship and financial stress on the worst affected farms.
“This is now a crisis situation and the minister needs to put a fund in place and make it available immediately to anybody who is under severe pressure.”
[Source: Roscommon Herald]
Sligo Regional Hospital (S.R.H.) will be introducing a smoke-free campus policy on May 31.
From this date, it will no longer be permissible to smoke anywhere on the hospital grounds (i.e. entrances, doorways, walkways, internal roads, car parks, bicycle shelters).
The smoke-free campus policy will apply to all staff, patients, visitors, contractors and anyone who enters the hospital campus or buildings. This will ensure that as a health-promoting hospital we will have a safer and cleaner environment for all and better health outcomes for patients and staff.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
Business will continue as normal at both Hayes Hotel and the Creggan Court Hotel, and there will be no interruptions to trade. The hotels will honor all customer bookings, deposits and memberships.
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