Scéal Dún-na-nGall ar an Idirlíon / County Donegal on the Net News
Vol.2. No.1 February, 2000

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Donegal artists Johnny Boyle, Ross Harvey and Tim Stampton are partaking in a joint exhibition with Dutch artists in the Pictura Gallery in Groningen from March 5th, 2000. The exhibition will be opened by the Irish Ambassador to the Netherlands, His Excellency John Swift. If you are in Groningen on March 5th, drop into the Gallery at 4.00pm.
Killybegs based Stephen McKenna is exhibiting at the Kerlin Gallery Dublin until March 20th, 2000.
Eamon O'Kane is currently on a Fulbright Art Scholarship and is living and working in New York. Eamon has a solo show in Galleri21, Rådmansgatan 5, Malmö 21146, Sweden which opens on 18th March - 9th April 2000. If you are in Malmö go along to the opening reception between 12 and 4 on the 18th! Eamon has launched a web site - See Eamon O'Kane.
'New Work' by Joanna O'Kane opens at the Cavanacor Gallery, near Lifford, on April 8th - May 20th 2000. Examples of Joanna's recent ceramic works are now online at Cavanacor Gallery

Tá Dún-na-nGall ar an Idirlíon oscailt an oifig nua. County Donegal on the Net is opening a new office at Fintown in the next month. The facility will include a digital studio, Art Gallery and Centre for Migration Studies and will be open to the public from June. We are particularily proud of the Gallery which will house a permanent collection of some of Donegal and Ireland's finest contemporary artists, including Felim Egan, Elizabeth McGill, Rosie McGurran, Dermot Seymour and Brian McMahon.

Letterkenny's new Theatre has gone online at An Grianan. The Theatre will host a evening of humour from Ireland's foremost 'comedian' Kevin McAleer on March 10th. Buncrana's Firemen have gone online, making theirs the first fire station in Donegal to do so. Check out the site for yourself Buncrana Fire Station and Donegal GAA now have their own website.

Donegal Person of the Year 1999 At a Press Reception in the Harcourt Hotel on Wednesday 2nd February Cumann Thír Chonaill. The Donegal Association of Dublin announced that Joey Murrin has been selected as Donegal Person of the Year 1999. Joey Murrin is Chief Executive of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation which he established in 1979. The KFO represents members on the Irish coast from Lough Foyle to Ballyglass, County Mayo and the members of the KFO account for half the catch of the Irish fishing fleet. The Donegal Person of the Year Presentation Dinner will take place in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin 4 on Saturday March 4th at 7.00pm. The beneficiary charity is Daniel O'Donnell's Romanian Orphans Fund.

Malin Head Coast Guard Radio Station has been upgraded to full Rescue Co-Ordination Centre Status for the North West, covering Slyne Head in County Galway to Inishowen and 200 miles out in the Atlantic Ocean. Opening the new facilities at Malin, Minister for the Marine, Frank Fahy, announced that "Irish Coast Guard" will now be the recognised national and international 'call sign' of the former Irish Marine Emergency Service.

WWooF in Donegal Need some work done but can't afford to pay anyone? Then WWooF! This is a system whereby you get the work done in exchange for giving accommodation and food to a WWooF volunteer who gets a holiday in Donegal with your family - check out WWooF.

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