– LIDL to double size of Ballybofey store
LIDL has been granted planning permission to DOUBLE the size of its new Ballybofey store.
The store had been granted permission for a 1,352 square metre premises on the site of the old Dunnion’s Whitehouse Motor Services garage which was demolished recently.
Now it has been granted a further extension of 1,400 sq metre to double the size of the discount German discount food chain which already has a number of other outlets across Donegal.
Donegal County Council is now looking for lifeguards to patrol Donegal’s beaches this summer.
Candidates must be at least 17 years old and must hold the Irish Water Safety Beach Lifeguard Award or an equivalent certificate.
Wages start at €490 and applications should be made to DCC by April 8th next.
The Letterkenny St.Patrick’s Day Parade promises to be one of the biggest and best ever according to organisers.
A large number of floats have already signed up to the event which starts at 3pm at the Pearse Road and finishes at Oldtown.
There will be Irish dancing at the market Square before the parade comes up through the town featuring a host of floats including vintage cars, horses and plenty of local voluntary groups.
Gortahork school gets red card
There has been huge disappointment in Gortahork after planning permission from a local primary school was turned down.
The site for the school, which was to house five classrooms on the outskirts of the town, was acquired a number of years ago by the Department of Education.
However Donegal County Council turned down the application on a number of grounds including the fact that it was located beside a busy road.
The 100 pupil school is currently located in a building constructed in 1929.
Chairperson of the Board of Management, Fr.Sean O’Gallachoir, said parents were very disappointed at the decision and said the current school location is more of a traffic hazard.