Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal North East Charlie McConalogue has welcomed the news that the Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) in Carndonagh has now been activated, with the first customer now live.Deputy McConalogue said, “I have been pushing the issue of getting the Metropolitan Area Networks in Buncrana and Carndonagh into usage in order to enhance the communications options available to local businesses. It is good to see that the necessary ‘backhaul’ has now been connected in Carndonagh and that the first customer is now live.“Usage of the MAN networks has been very slow until now with the connection costs proving a deterrent for a large proportion of potential customers. Hopefully with the network now being used in Carndonagh, we may begin to see connection costs to the network become a more affordable option for additional users. “The Buncrana MAN has no connections yet. Therefore it’s important that the Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte considers using the MAN system as part of the plan to bring high speed broadband to second level schools. This would ensure that the existing broadband infrastructure (MANs) can be put to good use.”Deputy McConalogue added: “This is certainly a step in the right direction. I want to see more use made of this fibre infrastructure in order to further drive down the costs of telecoms for businesses in Buncrana and Carndonagh.” AT LAST! CARNDONAGH BROADBAND SYSTEM GOES LIVE was last modified: February 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AT LAST! CARNDONAGH BROADBAND SYSTEM GOES LIVE
Not even the hot weather can stop these Donegal bikers getting into their leathers for charity!And just who says bikers have no hearts?A group of more than 50 Donegal motorcyclists made the most of a sunny Easter Monday to collect money for Solas a men’s charity based in Falcarragh.The group started in Letterkenny and finished in Falcarragh via Glenties and Dungloe. The friends and families of Solas greeted the bikes in Falcarragh with soup and sandwiches.The event was organised by Kathy O’Conner.Fair play to all who gave their time on what must have been a scorching time in those leathers!DONEGAL BIKERS BRAVE HOT LEATHER AND HOT WEATHER FOR CHARITY was last modified: April 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bikerscharitydonegalSOLAS
Funeral Mass will be held this Monday for the late Father Frank McHugh, who sadly passed away on Friday, aged 88.Fr McHugh, formerly of 82 Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, was a highly-regarded clergyman, author and musician.Born in Glasgow, he had close Donegal connections through his parents, Anton McHugh from Milford and Annie Kelly from New Mills. Growing up, Donegal was a ‘home from home’ for Frank and his family. He was ordained in 1956 and eventually moved to Letterkenny in 2004.Not only was he a priest, but he was highly-educated, had many creative talents and a passion for history. In 2017 he launched a book ‘Gleanings from Glendowan, Gartan, Glenveagh’, exploring the culture and folklore of his grandmother Bridget Kelly’s homeplace.Fr McHugh was also well-known for his outstanding singing voice. He was a regular performer in music halls and recorded a number of records.Father Francis McHugh With The James Masterton Quartet – Father Francis McHugh Sings For YouIn recent years, Fr McHugh remained an active member of the church and regularly assisted the clergy of St. Eunan’s Cathedral and the Church of the Irish Martyrs in Letterkenny. He passed away on Friday, 6th December in Archview Lodge Nursing Home, Letterkenny.Funeral Mass will be held at the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballyraine on Monday, 9th December, at 12 noon. Interment afterwards to the family plot in Conwal Cemetery.House strictly private on the morning of the funeral to the immediate family. Funeral to be held for the late Fr. Frank McHugh was last modified: December 8th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
John Terry will undergo a scan on Monday to determine the extent of a knee injury he suffered in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool.The Blues skipper, back after his four-match ban, opened the scoring midway through the first half but was later stretchered off following a collision with Luis Suarez.“He’ll have to have an MRI scan before we fully understand the extent of the injury,” said Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo.Initial reports from Chelsea’s medical staff indicated that Terry was able to bend the knee.More reaction to follow.See also:Terry injured as Blues draw with 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
With kickoff to the 2017 prep football season less than a week away, Humboldt-Del Norte League teams in the Big 5 and Little 3 held their annual Jamboree’s on Friday in McKinleyville and Ferndale, respectively. To whet your appetite for the upcoming season, attached is a gallery of photos from the Big 5 Jamboree, featuring Del Norte, Eureka, Fortuna and McKinleyville High Schools.
The RuTAG had earlier provided technical assistance for upgradation of kilns in which clay griddles are baked and modified the product’s design and thickness to suit the requirement of gas stoves and heaters in the cities. The earthy scent of the black soil, procured mostly from ponds in Bharatpur district, is maintained in the griddles after they are baked.Clay pottery is both a traditional occupation and the only livelihood option for the Prajapat community, also known as Kumhars, in the region. The demand for earthenware has soared among the health-conscious people residing in cities, who believe that the nutrients of food items are protected when cooked in earthen utensils. The traditional potters belonging to the Prajapat community in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district are being given technical training which is expected to help them hone their skills in their occupation.An ongoing tech-aided camp in Pahari town is training the youths in making earthen pots as well as terracotta decorative items which are in heavy demand in the southern States.The camp, being attended by two dozen Prajapat youths, will enable them make rapid strides in manufacturing cups, cutlery, mugs, pans, clay griddles, dishes, bowls and cookers.Master trainer Moti Lal, who learnt the technical applications at IIT Delhi’s Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG), told The Hindu on Tuesday that the use of electric motors for the spinning of the potter’s wheel, innovative design interventions and new baking techniques would facilitate bulk production of earthenware quickly.Bharatpur-based Lupin Foundation has joined hands with RuTAG to provide technical assistance to the potters.Mr. Lal, 52, said the Prajapat community hoped that the government bodies, such as the Khadi & Village Industries Commission, would provide mechanised potter’s wheels in remote villages.Lupin Foundation’s executive director Sita Ram Gupta said that while the training would help promote pottery industry, the earthenware produced in the district would be sent to various fairs and exhibitions across the country and also sold online with the help of web portals operating from Jaipur. “The training will connect traditional artisans with modern technology and help increase their income,” he said.