ARGONY PIPE TO CLOSE
One of Donegal’s oldest pubs is to close its doors for the final time this weekend.
The Argony Pipe in Newtowncunningham has been a popular watering hole for the past 160 years.
But owners Oliver and Frances Clarke say the smoking ban, cheap off-license and supermarket beer and the ceasefire have ruined their trade.
“The ceasefire didn’t help our business as people used to pop across the border to get away from the Troubles for a while,” said Oliver.
GLENTIES MAN DRINKING WHISKEY WHILE THUMBING LIFT
A Glenties man who thumbed a lift from a Garda was drinking a bottle of whiskey.
Sean Fleury of Meenamalragh was arrested by Garda Christy Galligan on October 23rd last on the Glenties Road outside Letterkenny.
Sgt Galligan said he had been alerted to the danger by the owner of a local business.
He said he had no option but to arrest Fleury for his own good. The accused was fined 350.
TICKET STILL AVAILABLE TO HONOUR BRIAN FRIEL
With just over two weeks to the gala ball honouring Brian Friel as Donegal Person of the Year 2010, tickets are available from our website: www.donegalassociation.ie, from any committee member and are also available from the following: Bridie Doherty Newsagents Carndonagh, Post Office Buncrana and Denis Foynes’ Newsagents Moville.
GLENTIES ARTIST TO OPEN EXHIBITION
Renowned Glenties artist Johnny Boyle opens a magnificent exhibition of his landscape works from south and west Donegal at An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny on Saturday night, February 19th and they will remain there for one week.