The old must be ready to greet the new
Martin McAllister certainly took no prisoners in his missive (missile?) carried in our last issue. Every organisation in the locality seemed to be in the firing line - with only a solitary cleric passing muster. And that was the edited version.
Shelly Morrow, Bridgetown, (centre) celebrating her 21st last Saturday night in Doms Pier 1, pictured in the company of: Front: Rachel Corrigan, Lynsey Stinson Back: Michelle Feeley & Julie Montgomery Photo: Jason McGarrigle
Popular Garda retires
Well known Garda Joe Murray retires this week having being stationed in Donegal for the past eight years as a member of the Traffic Corps. The Cavan man, who has been a member of the force for the past thirty years, was stationed in Letterkenny, Mullingar, Pettigo before moving to this town. Much involved in town affairs he chaired the Parents Associations of Scoil Aodh Rua and AVS. Joe has been a director of the Community Chamber for the past four years, working hard on the Christmas light committee and the newly opened playground. Married to Anne, they have two boys Ciaran, David and one girl, Mary. He will be missed for his community involvement and we wish him a long and happy retirement. A farewell party for Joe will be held in the Central Hotel on October 21st and everybody is welcome.
Trial of Ballintra man to begin in Central Criminal Court this month
The trial of Ballintra man, Gary McCrea, will commence in the Central Criminal Court, Dublin, on October 17th. He is charged with the murder of his wife Dolores whose charred remains were discovered in the townland of Ballybulgan, two days after she was declared missing on January 20th 2004 - DNA and forensics were used to determine her identity.
The closing date for the position of the part-time town manager was last Friday. The Community Chamber confirmed that twenty applications were sent out - with seven returned. They are at the moment examining the submissions and hope to call the suitable applicants for interview within the next two weeks.
Big changes of personnel in Bank of Ireland - Tom Reynolds who was manager here in Donegal Town has gone to Ballybofey to be replaced by Declan Sherlock, previously manager in Killybegs. Local man Colm Campbell, who was manager in Ballybofey has departed to take charge in Killybegs. Down at the AIB, Enda Mulligan is heading on promotion to Letterkenny where he will be one of the managers of their Main Street branch. Joe Garvey, Commercial Manager of Ulster Bank, has moved to Athlone, and will be replaced here by Shane Feeney from Clones.
Watch out for Noelle Ward, Mullinasole, who will be appearing on Winning Streak this weekend.
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