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Scéal Dún-na-nGall ar an Idirlíon / County Donegal on the Net News    Vol.7 No.3 May, 2006     Holiday In Donegal!    Hire a Guide to Donegal

10,000 at Cancer Care Rally
Donegal Action for Cancer Care were delighted that up to 10,000 marched in Letterkenny on May 14th to heighten awareness on the impending loss of cancer care services in Donegal.
The event’s organisers want equal access to cancer care services and treatment in Donegal. Ms Lynn McDevitt, co-chair, DACC, said 'This is not a political rally - we just want to let the people of Donegal know what will happen if we lose our cancer services. We need a permanent breast cancer surgeon in Letterkenny. We don’t even have Breast Check in Donegal. It’s a disgrace and not fair to women. Everyone has a wife, mother, daughter or sister. This affects every family'.
The ‘awareness rally’ took place before a meeting of the Health Service Executive in Dublin when it is expected that a decision on the retention of the breast cancer surgeon at Letterkenny General Hospital is to be made. DACC are also campaigning for the immediate appointment of a radiation oncologist to Letterkenny General Hospital and the development of a satellite radiotherapy clinic in Letterkenny.

Inishowen artist elected to Aosdána
A former LYIT student has been elected to Aosdána, the highest artistic accolade in Ireland. Sean Fingleton was born in Malin in 1950. He studied English and Philosophy at UCD and then undertook a painting course at the Regional College, now LYIT, where he was taught by Eddie O'Kane, Lecturer in Fine Art, and he graduated in 1979. Fingleton then studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin.
Fingleton's work is regularly exhibited in Donegal at the Cavanacor Gallery, Lifford, where his former lecturer is a Director. Fingleton's contribution to Irish Art has been regularly acknowledged and he has received a number of awards, including the Independent Artists Painting Bursary, GPA Emerging Artists Award, Fergus O'Ryan RHA Memorial Award and he is twice prize-winner in the Claremorris Open Exhibition.

Féile Scannáin Faisnéise
The first ever Guth Gafa Documentary Film Festival will take place in Gortahork, County Donegal between the 18th and 21st May 2006.
'Guth Gafa' (pron, goo gafa), which is Gaelic for 'Captive Voice' will screen a selection of invited documentary films from Ireland and around the world, and present a series of seminars and masterclasses for filmmakers and documentary lovers.
What makes Guth Gafa unique, apart from being the only Documentary Festival in the world using Gaelic as its working language and being held in one of the smallest villages in Ireland, is that all visiting directors will participate in an in-depth discussion forum after the screening of their film, giving other filmmakers, media students and the general public a chance to quiz the directors about their work. For further information email .

Wise Women Weekend
The 2nd Wise Woman Weekend takes place May 26th-28th, 2006 at St Angela's College on the shores of Lough Gill in Co. Sligo.
This is a weekend for women to come together to learn, discover, celebrate and have fun. The weekend includes workshops, welcoming celebration, social night, an art exhibition, a speaker's corner, and an information and product market.
Judith Hoad, of Inver, will give the keynote talk on 'Unveiling the Wisdom Within' and Dolores Whelan will lead a closing Bealtaine Ritual.
All details at Wise Woman Ireland.

The Tory Island Maritime Film
The Festival will run from June 28th to July 2nd, 2006. This year's programme will include the showing of over 30 films on 3 screens, including our new 5x4m cinema screen, maritime themed workshops, children's events and a new maritime interest bookshop. There will be supervised screening of children's maritime films and cartoons. We will also be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Tim Severin's 'Brendan Voyage' by showing five of his films, post- viewing talks and co-hosting of a workshop during the festival. For further information email .

Teicneolaíocht an Eolais agus an Ghaeilge: Cúrsa nua Lae Á Sheoladh
Déanfaidh an tAire Stáit i Roinn an Taoisigh, an tUasal Tom Kitt TD, cúrsa nua, Teicneolaíocht an Eolais agus an Ghaeilge, a sheoladh go hoifigiúil in Áras Chomhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge, 46 Sráid Chill Dara, Baile Átha Cliath 2 Dé Céadaoin, 24 Bealtaine 2006 ag 2.30 p.m.
Tá an cúrsa lae seo dírithe orthu siúd a bhaineann úsáid an nGaeilge agus as ríomhairí - státseirbhísigh, múinteoirí, oibrithe i gcomhlachtaí stáit agus daoine atá ag obair sna meáin chumarsáide, mar shampla. Tá sé oiriúnach freisin do dhaltaí idirbhliana, do mhic