Phyl on Winning Streak
Ray Bates, National Lottery; Phyl OSullivan, Phyl Conway who sold the lucky scratch card and Derek Mooney at the presentation of Phyls cheque
Electricity usage reached a new high in the area on the evening of Saturday November 15th as television sets in every household were switched on to watch Winning Streak.
Paying to Park
Pay and Display is coming to Donegal Town. At a meeting of the Electoral Area Committee, council engineer Peader Thomas outlined his plans. The costs, proposed and seconded at the meeting, will be 50 cent per hour on street, 30 cent an hour in car-park. It is proposed that an area at the Quay be designated for all-day parking at a cost of €1.20. Peader informed the meeting that he was aiming for an introduction of the charges in June or July of next year.
Donegal Times extends warm and happy greetings to Americans everywhere on Thanksgiving Day this Thursday, November 27th.
Major road project to start in 2004
One of the major road projects to commence next year will be the Bundoran/Ballyshannon by-pass. Due to start in June 2004, five tenders have been sent out. The time scale of the project is two and a half years.
Long established Letterkenny Jeweller to
R. Mc Cullagh Jewellers, established 1869 in Letterkenny, is now run by 4th generation couple Julian and Caitriona Ball. Donegal Town is their first move outside the Cathedral Town in which they have branches on Main Street and Letterkenny Shopping Centre. Speaking to Donegal Times, Julian explained Donegal Town is the natural choice for R. McCullagh to provide quality of product and service to the south west of the county. The town is expanding and needs a wider choice of stores for the increasing population. We will provide a full range of jewellery ranging from silver chains to diamond pendants. Customers will have use of a private viewing room for engagement and wedding rings. We can also make handmade rings to individual designs.
Windmills, Windmills, Everywhere
From the Irish Independent: Donegal County Council North-West Wind Ltd. intends to apply to the above authority for planning permission for the construction of 11 wind turbines with 8 turbines of 60m hub height and 33m rotor diameter and 3 turbines of 55m hub height and 33m rotor diameter 6.5m wide access trackways a 38 kV substation building, a 40m anemometer mast and associated site development works at a site in the town lands on Meenagranoge, Altcor and Carraduffy, Inver, Co. Donegal. An Environmental Impact Study (E.I.S.) accompanies the application.
In a letter to Donegal Co. Council, Inspector Michael Finan confirms that a mobile weighbridge is currently being shared by the Letterkenny and Donegal Town Traffic units. Part of the letter states The Donegal Traffic Unit has stopped a number of lorries carrying forestry timber. These lorries were taken to the mobile weighbridge at Mayes Quarry, Ballintra and found to be overweight. Fixed penalty points were issued and the sergeant-in-charge of the Donegal Town traffic unit informs me that forestry lorries now only carry 75% capacity in their trailers.
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