|Vol.1 No.11 December, 1999
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Dún-na-nGall ar an Idirlíon /Donegal on the Net is organising a Cultural Tour for July 1st-8th 2000.
Check out Donegal Culture Tour 2000
See the new selection of Donegal Books and CDs in the Dún-na-nGall ar an Idirlíon /Donegal on the Net Online Bookshop
Nollaig Shona Dhuit!
Donegal on the Net wishes all our visitors and subscribers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Nollaig Shona dhuit agus beannacht!
If you are in Donegal over the holidays don't miss the Frankie Kennedy Winter School taking place from the 28th - 31st of December and Tionscnamh Lugh from 30th of December to 2nd of January, 2000.
Among the musicians who will partake in the concerts are Altan, Tommy Peoples, Arty McGlynn and Ciaran Tourish.
If you can't be in Donegal why not treat yourself to some Donegal music on CD - see The Donegal Bookshop
ATP Group meets ESB & Council
The Alternative to Pylons (ATP) group, opposing the erection of a 110 KV line from Binbane, near Donegal Town, to Letterkenny via Glenties, Gweebarra, Gweedore, Falcarragh, Creeslough, Gartan and Glenswilly, held meetings with representatives from Donegal County Council and the ESB to voice their concerns about the health implications of the line and its impact on the scenic environment. The ATP stated that 'It was apparent that the ESB's main concerns were purely economic and they dismissed the alternatives we suggested.'
The ATP have received support from newly elected Udaras na Gaeltachta member Brian O'Donnell.
Tragedy Hits Mountcharles
Tragedy struck Mountcharles on the 8th of December when a freak accident took the lives of Sean Chapman (9) and his father Paul (34) after their car went into the sea, in appalling weather conditions. Mr Chapman, his widow Peggy and their four children moved from England to Donegal after Sean had recovered from leukemia. They had been living with Mr Chapman's mother Kathleen, near where the tragedy occurred.
Golden Eagles for Glenveagh
The Golden Eagle is to be re-introduced into Glenveagh National Park after 100 years absence as part of the national Millennium projects. Seventy-five eaglets will be brought from Scotland next Summer and Bird Watch Ireland will oversee the project.
29 Die on Donegal roads in 1999
Marcus Haeven, a 26 year old, from Drumfrieshire, Scotland was fatally injured in a road accident in Gweedo