Update – March 3rd, 2006

Another round of updates on events or the last week or so…

  • Cathedral Car Park: The issues regarding the Celtic Cross in the Cathedral Car Park have, for the most part, been resolved. I’ve added the details to the end of my original post on the issue, you can read them here. This story has generated huge media interest across the Country, so I am glad that we have been able to deal with it quickly and effectively.
  • Congratulations to Gerry Davenport, who has been re-elected as President of the National Community Games movement. The Community Games is an outstanding organisation, touching every town and village in every part of Ireland, with up to 500,000 young people participating every year. I’d particularly encourage visitors from overseas to check out their website to learn more about the organisation; in essence, they provide a sort of “mini-Olympics” every year, with young people taking part in various sports at a local, county, provincial and then National level.
  • Mayor’s Ball 2006: As officially announced at the last Council meeting, the 2006 Mayor’s Ball, which takes place on May 5th, will be benefetting the Donegal Hospice. Tables/Tickets will hopefully go on sale next week.
  • The next meeting of Letterkenny Town Council takes place next Wednesday, March 8th, instead of Monday,March 13th
  • We’ve been hit by some very severe weather recently, so I’d like to take this opportuniy to pay tribute to the Council Gritter drivers of both Donegal County Council and Letterkenny Town Council, who have gone to such lengths to keep our roads clear. Many have complained about the coverage, but it remains a fact that they cover a huge area, and keep the roads open for the vast majority of people in the County. It must also be remembered that these drivers are Council workers, who leave their families and home to ensure the roads are kept clear and safe for the rest of us.
  • Last night (Thursday March 2nd), Letterkenny Town Council held a Civic Reception to honour Letterkenny Athletic Club and their winning Men’s National Marathon Championship team of Gary Crossan, Pauric McKinney and Martin Gormley. The reception went very well, and was attended by a host of current and former members of the Athletic Club, and their family and supporters.

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