News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
What's been in the Irish news, around the country, this week
A smartphone application that uses G.P.S. technology and Google Maps to guide tourists around the heritage trails of Ennis has gone live.
The Ennis Walking Trails app provides detailed information and photographs for 56 points of interest along five walking routes around the county town. Amongst the well-known heritage attractions profiled in the app are Ennis Friary, Chapel Lane, Poor Clares Monastery, Ennis Courthouse, Bindon Street, O’Connell Monument, Steeles Rock and the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul.
The walking routes, which are also highlighted by color-coded signage and on 41 associated interpretation boards around the town, range from 0.6-mile to 1.9-mile and take 35-80 minutes to complete. The app also includes audio information relating to 13 points of interest under “People & Places.”
[Source: Clare Champion]
One Cork neighborhood has been left horrified after the discovery of the body of a foal, whose ears and tail had been removed. The mutilated foal, which appears to have died during birth, was discovered by a group of local children, including Kaitlyn O'Connell (12), whose mother, Emer, said the discovery was gruesome.
"There has always been horses in the field where Kaitlyn found the foal. Its two ears and tail had been cut off cleanly, it was obvious that it was done with a knife rather than by another animal. It's crazy, Kaitlyn was very upset when she rung me to say what she had seen. The area the foal was found in is often used by children and walkers and I just don't know why anyone would act out so violently. She was very shaken by the whole thing," Emer O'Connell told the Cork Independent.
[Source: Cork Independent]
A Derry woman charged with a number of offenses under terrorism legislation, including possession of explosives, was granted bail at Belfast High Court last Thursday.
Lesley Concannon, a 32-year-old Zumba teacher who is originally from the U.S.A., was charged along with her 39-year-old husband, Kevin Barry Concannon, following police raids on their home at Beechwood Avenue, Derry two weeks ago.
Her mother and brother flew in from West Virginia for last Thursday’s hearing accompanied by a representative from the U.S. Consulate.
[Source: Derry Journal]
Three fishermen have been rescued after their boat sank off Dunaff Head in Inishowen last Wednesday afternoon.
The three men were airlifted to Letterkenny General Hospital after they were brought to shore by another vessel following a mayday call they issued at 1:30 p.m.
The emergency call was made after the vessel, the St. Elizabeth, began taking on water. A rescue operation was coordinated by Malin Head Coast Guard involving two R.N.L.I. Lough Swilly lifeboats, the Mulroy coastguard vessel and the Sligo-based search-and-rescue helicopter.
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
The community has united in condemnation of the armed robbery of five Dominican fathers in Newry on Thursday evening, June 13.
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Ireland should capitalize on their economy by conducting bus tours of ghost estates and sadistic horse burnings. I'd go.