Weekly news from around the 32 counties of Ireland
(Source: The Irish Times)
Images of County Cork will be broadcast to an audience of approximately 200 million across China next month, after one of the country's cable TV networks, The Travel Channel, filmed on location here last week. Organized by Tourism Ireland in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, the TV crew captured footage at the Jameson Experience in Midleton, at Cobh, the 17th century Charles Fort in Kinsale and at Blarney Castle. The Travel Channel is a cable TV network in China, featuring travel-related documentaries and shows from around the world with an incredible audience of approximately 200 million viewers. "We are absolutely delighted that the Travel Channel has chosen to film in Cork," said Susan Li of Tourism Ireland China. "This is a tremendous opportunity to highlight and showcase some of the very best of this part of the island to a massive audience”.
(Source: The Corkman)
The grandson of a well-known Derry man has been killed in a tragic accident in Canada.
17 years-old Ciaran Fagan, grandson of Patsy Fagan, was killed along with his best friend Shawn McLaughlin (18) when they were struck by an SUV as they left a party in the early hours of Saturday morning last in Brantford, Canada. Another girl who was involved in the crash remains in a critical condition at hospital. Earlier last week Patsy Fagan, former manager of Superfare, traveled to Canada with several other family members to be with his son Eugene (Ciaran's father) who emigrated almost 30 years ago.
(Source: The Derry Journal)
A woman who found a large black spider in her Donegal home has said she has been terrified by the experience and cannot sleep since the discovering it in a bunch of bananas. The spider described as large, jet-black and with very thick legs, emerged from a bunch of bananas in the kitchen of Jan Crawford's home in Manorcunningham on Friday last. As far as Jan is concerned the spider, which she said moved very fast, is still in the bin. Despite making phone calls to the Gardaí, the Health Service Executive and Donegal County Council, she does not know what to do about it.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
Veteran politician Eddie McGrady has thrown his hat into the ring to contest his Westminster seat aged 74. Despite many believing Mr. McGrady would step down after a record 22 years as South Down’s only MP, he has shunned retirement in favor of seeking re-election – albeit after much consideration, he admits. Describing it as a great honor to represent and serve his constituency throughout the years, Mr. McGrady believes he can continue to make a difference in the House of Commons. "It has been a great honor to serve the people of Down as councilor, assembly member and Member of Parliament and I can confirm that I will once again be seeking my party's nomination for the upcoming Westminster election," Mr. McGrady confirmed.
(Source: The Down Democrat)
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