HOTEL: The Killybegs Community Council says it is hopeful that a resolution can be found following the confirmation recently that receivers have been appointed to the Bay View Hotel in Killybegs. Niamh Kennedy says that the hotel which is located in the centre of the town is in a position to play a key role in the development of tourism in the locality this summer. Bank of Scotland (Ireland) last week appointed receiver Jim Hamilton of accountancy firm BDO to the company behind the hotel. She says that the hotel is a big miss to the community-local children use the swimming pool which is the only leisure centre in the vicinity.
TOP MAN: Burt 11-year-old Kieran Brady was on top of the world last weekend as he won the Irish National U13 High Jump title in Magherafelt. The youngster set a personal best of 1m 37 centimetres (4 feet 6 inches) in winning the title, beating his nearest challengers by 7 centimetres. Indeed, the 11 year-old’s performance would have been good enough to gain him third place in the U14 competition!
Gardai have warned shopowners and businesses across the county about a possible tiger kidnapping. A number of major retailers have been warned about the threat. An investigation into the threat has brought about several possible targets in Donegal, says a Garda source.
RATHMULLAN HOUSE CELEBRATES THE BIG 5-0
One of the county’s most famous hotels Rathmullan House is celebrating 50 years in business. The four star period house is celebrtaing by hosting food and cultural weekends. Head chef Kelan McMichael says the weekens will spread their love of good food and local produce.
TATTOO CONVENTION WRITTEN IN INK!
Following the success of last year’s inaurgural tattoo convention in Killybegs, hundreds more are expected this weekend at the Blue Haven Hotel for the next convention. The event is being organsied by Killybegs locals Ruth Kavanagh and Liosa Kearns and lots of fun events are planned.