APPY MAN: AN Ardara man is celebrating after his new iApp went to No2 in the global lifestyle App charts. Niall Campbell, now based in Galway, is the brains behind the ‘myistory’ App which brings together personal photos and information on a phone to one place. “I was delighted that it is No2. There are half a million apps out there so it is some achievement,” said Niall today.
NIMBY: Residents in Hawthorne Heights in Letterkenny have lodged an appeal against a decision by the town council to grant planning permission for a new 900-pupil school close to their homes. An Bord Pleanala are expected to make a ruling around Easter. Residents say the size of the building is too big and complain there is no proper provision for a set-down/pick-up zone to alleviate traffic.
BOY WONDER: Little Jamie Boyce was the star of the show at the wedding of his parents in Ardara yesterday. Mum Amy Haughey was told that he might not survive when he was born 18 months ago weighing the size of a bag of sugar. But yesterday he was page boy as his mum tied the knot with Shaun Boyce at the Church of the Holy Family.
QUICKSAND WARNING: A Carrigart woman has issued a public warning about the foreshore beside the town after she became stuck with her horse there over the holidays. Liz Potter said she had never experienced horses sinking there before and warned others to be careful. “It was frightening. I thought my pony was never going to escape.
HOLY WELL: BBC2 will be filming the annual New Year’s Eve religious services at Doon Well this Saturday. The events begin at 8pm with a Holy Hour at St Columba’s Chapel in Termon. A Vigil Mass starts at 9pm and a procession to the well begins at 10.30pm to arrive at Doon Well for a midnight Rosary and Blessing of Water. The BBC are filming the event for its ‘This World’ series which examines faith issues.
HOSPITAL CASH WARNING: Letterkenny General Hospital has overspent its budget by €8.4M, it was revealed today. The hospital is performing well, says a HSE report. You can read it here http://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/Healthstat/hospitalresults/LGH/October_2011_Letterkenny_General_Hospital.pdf
JUST SWIMMING: Donegal endurance swimmer Anne-Marie Ward is off on her travels again – to Milford. She is taking part in a swim at Mulroy Bay this Saturday as she “warms up” for a swimathon from Alaska to Siberia next year.