Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Duit - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Scéal Dún-na-nGall ar an Idirlíon / County Donegal on the Net News    Vol.5 No.11 November / December 2004    Holiday In Donegal in 2005

Christmas postal chaos
Postal services will grind to a halt in Donegal and throughout Ireland on December 8th as An Post workers stage a one day strike. The Communications Workers' Union said that a ballot taken by workers voted for all out strike action while over 9,000 workers are planning to march to the Dáil in protest at the recent closure of the parcels division and the collapse of pay talks.

Margadh na Nollag, Bhaile na Finne
Fintown is the place to be if you want a spot of Christmas shopping without the hassle of a shopping centre. There will be a Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday December 5th at 12-30 pm at Teach Jimí, Fintown. Stall holders welcome. On the 12th of December there will be a Christmas Craft Fair at 12-30 pm at the Fintown Railway Station with lots of entertainment. Santa will be arriving by Train at 5.00pm. Stall holders welcome. For further information contact Oliver Mc Devitt on: 07495 46128 (€5 per stall). Nollaig Shona le gach duine!

Brutal Robbery in Donegal Town
There is disbelief in Donegal after a 21-year-old Donegal Town man was released on bail after being charged with burglary at the home of an elderly pensioner on November 16th. Dermot Wilson of Main Street, Donegal Town, was charged with trespassing and burglary at the home of William Bartley, Donegal Town but is expected to be further charged when he next appears in Court on December 17th. Mr Willie Bartley was discovered badly beaten at his home and taken to intensive care unit at Letterkenny General Hospital. He is now in hospital in Dublin. The 74-year-old is deaf and was beaten with firewood during the robbery of his few thousand Euro savings. Bail was set at €6,000.

1916 Proclamation comes under the Hammer
ONE of just 20 remaining 1916 proclamation posters is to go on sale and is expected to fetch around €150,000. The poster, which is beind sold by a private collector, is from a print run of just 500 made on Easter Sunday, 1916. A previous copy of the proclamation, in better condition and signed by the printer, recently sold for €173,000.

If You're not in, You can Win!
A Mayo man who claimed he was entitled to one-fifth of a €2m Lotto win in 2001 won his action in the High Court against his fellow syndicate winners. Martin Horan from Bohola, Co. Mayo, had been excluded from the winnings because, it was claimed, he was in arrears to the syndicate but he claimed he had always paid in arrears. Mr Horan was also awarded his costs of around €50,000, while the defendants face hefty legal fees.

Christmas Parades
The annual Christmas parade and lighting up Christmas ceremonies will take place on Sunday, December 5th at 4.30pm. The members of the Parents' Committee are once again organising the event and this year they are doing so in conjunction with the transition year students of the Rosses Community School, Chapel Road, Dungloe.