Barclays Premier League review

first_img SUNDAY, MAY 1 SATURDAY, APRIL 30 SOUTHAMPTON 4 MANCHESTER CITY 2 GOALS:-SOUTHAMPTON: LONG 25; MANE 28, 57, 68. CITY: IHEANACHO 44, 78). Manchester City’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League remain in the balance after Sadio Mane netted a hat-trick. Shane Long opened the scoring before Mane doubled the lead, though Kelechi Iheanacho replied for the visitors. Mane then scored twice to make sure of the win, though Iheanacho found the top corner late on. SWANSEA CITY 3 LIVERPOOL 1 GOALS:-SWANSEA: AYEW 20, 67; CORK 33. LIVERPOOL: BENTEKE. Swansea City dismantled Liverpool to make sure of their Barclays Premier League status. Andre Ayew’s header and a Jack Cork goal put the hosts in charge; and though Christian Benteke headed home for Liverpool, Ayew’s second goal swiftly ended those aspirations. Brad Smith was then sent off for Liverpool, whose hopes of Champions League qualification now rest on winning the Europa League. Barclays Premier League review ARSENAL 1 NORWICH CITY 0 GOAL:-ARSENAL: WELBECK 59. Norwich moved closer to relegation on an afternoon that saw Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger subjected to calls for his sacking. Gunners fans protested inside and out of the Emirates, though they secured a valuable win with a Danny Welbeck half-volley. The result leaves Norwich in 19th place, two points from safety with three games remaining. EVERTON 2 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1 GOALS:-EVERTON: CLEVERLEY 7; BAINES 64. BOURNEMOUTH: PUGH 9. Everton manager Roberto Martinez was another to face calls for his head despite seeing his side beat Bournemouth. Tom Cleverley drove in a low shot early on, but within seconds the Cherries levelled through Marc Pugh. Leighton Baines claimed the winner for Everton, but fans stayed behind to protest against Martinez. NEWCASTLE UNITED 1 CRYSTAL PALACE 0 GOAL:-NEWCASTLE: TOWNSEND 58. Newcastle moved out of the relegation zone, thanks to Andros Townsend’s magnificent free kick and keeper Karl Darlow’s penalty save. Townsend gave Newcastle the lead after half-time, but Yohan Cabaye, once of Newcastle, saw his late penalty saved by third-choice Darlow. The win sees Newcastle a point above Sunderland and two clear of Norwich. STOKE CITY 1 SUNDERLAND 1 GOALS:-STOKE: ARNAUTOVIC 50. SUNDERLAND: DEFOE PEN 90. Jermaine Defoe’s added-time penalty helped Newcastle rescue a point but dropped into the relegation zone after rivals Newcastle beat Palace. Marko Arnautovic gave Stoke the lead and Sunderland struggled to create chances in response, until Geoff Cameron tangled with Defoe in the 93rd minute and the former England striker made no mistake from the spot. WATFORD 3 ASTON VILLA 2 GOALS:-ABDI; DEENEY 90, 90. VILLA: CLARK 28; AYEW 48. Troy Deeney’s two late goals denied Aston Villa what would have been only their fourth league win of the season. Ciaran Clark headed Villa’s opener, but Almen Abdi equalised for Watford. Jordan Ayew’s low drive restored Villa’s lead, but Aly Cissokho was sent off with 17 minutes to play. Deeney levelled in added time and within seconds slotted home the winner. WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0 WEST HAM UNITED 3 GOALS:-WEST HAM: KOUYATE 34; NOBLE 45, 79. Mark Noble scored twice to extended West Ham’s unbeaten run in the Barclays Premier League to 10 games. Cheikhou Kouyate headed the Hammers ahead before Noble scuffed a shot prior to the break to extend the visitors’ advantage. Noble added his second and West Ham’s third when he volleyed home from Andy Carroll’s cross.last_img read more

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Papine hold edge in Grace Shield final

first_imgMinnows Papine High are in a good position to cop their first ever urban area ISSA Grace Shield Under-19 title after capturing first innings honours over favourites St George’s College in the final at the Melbourne Oval yesterday. Winning the toss and inserting their opponents, Papine bowled out St George’s for 168 before closing the day on 241 for five. This is for an overall lead of 63 runs heading into tomorrow’s second and penultimate day. The Shane Brooks coached Papine, who are contesting their first final, were led in the field by off-spinner, Orande Pearson. Jamaica Under 15, Under 17 and Under 19 representative claimed five for 54 and was ably supported by left-arm spinner Rashawn Lee, two for 21. National Under 17 opener Kirk McKenzie, with 48, and Grendon Seymour, 46 not out, made most runs for the Georgians. Papine then wrestled control of the match courtesy of a solid opening stand of 84 from Raymond Hall and Pearson. The left-handed Hall in a boundary-filled innings scored 57, while Pearson, who unleashed a series of straight drives, tallied 46. Number three batsman Romaine Lynch, another national youth representative, thereafter mellowed with a stroke filled 61 to be their top scorer so far. Play is scheduled to resume tomorrow at 10am.last_img read more

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Demerara Bakery teams up with First Lady to host robotic camps

first_imgFirst Lady Sandra Granger met with managers of Demerara Bakery to discuss possible collaborations in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). During the meeting on Tuesday, held at the First Lady’s office, Mrs Granger thanked the officials of the bakery for showing interest in STEM and suggested that robotics camps be held in the community to which the bakery exists. Demerara Bakery is located at Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara.First Lady Sandra Granger (left) greets Director of Demerara Bakery, Sharmella Chan-Abai. Also in photo are CEO of the Bakery Marissa DaCosta-Thakurdin (second left), and Human Resource and Marketing Manager, Davindra Lalltoo (second right)“I suggested that they do something within their community, so that the community will see that they are giving back. I think it is always good when we have corporate sponsors and the people among whom they work, know what they are doing,” said the First Lady.She noted that the camps are aimed at teaching the children robotics, at the end of which, they can start their own clubs.Granger said too that the establishment of camps on the East Bank of Demerara will represent the beginning of collaborations between her office and Demerara Bakery. It is expected that within the next few months, camps will be held along the wider East Bank corridor.Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, Marissa DaCosta- Takrudin said her company admires the work done by Mrs Granger, particularly in the area of technology.“We are pretty impressed with the work the First Lady is doing with her initiatives such as the STEM robotics … we want to be able to partner with her on some of these initiatives and whatever she has in the pipeline for the coming year, we want to give her our full support,” DaCosta-Takrudin stated.DaCosta-Takrudin was accompanied by Demerara Bakery’s Managing Director, Peter Abai; Human Resource and Marketing Manager, Davindra Lalltoo; and Director, Sharmella Chan-Abai.Mrs Granger since 2015 has initiated several programmes in the areas of early childhood development, technology (STEM), entrepreneurship, teenage pregnancy, youth development, fist-aid and geriatric care. Ever since, she has received widespread support locally, in the Caribbean and through the Diaspora.“These are Guyanese and Caribbean companies, they see my projects and decide they would like to make a donation… and I spend that money where they would want it to go and I report to them how their money has been spent,” the First Lady said.last_img read more

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Flyers finish off Mustangs to start two-game weekend

first_imgThe third period was much of the same, with the Flyers scoring once, thanks in part to Huskies call up Cody Hildebrand, who fought hard for his own rebound.Hythe managed to score two quick ones near the conclusion of the game, ending the Friday evening tilt 6-3 in favour of Fort St. John.As the game progressed, play on the ice became more and more chippy, some would even describe the game as getting dirty. Not only was the physicality of hockey on full display Friday, but the game also involved a lot of extra-curricular nastiness in between the whistles.  Following the win, coach Darrel Leahy said a strong first period was a key part of Friday’s win.Advertisement “It was a focus for the start of the game was to have a good first period and we did. We did a lot of things right in the first. We came out, did some bumpin’ and dumpin’ and passes were on, puck went in the net. Everything worked great in the first period.”Coach Leahy also mentioned how he realized the game was getting chippy, and how he wanted it to conclude as fast as possible.“I was just hoping the clock would hurry up and get the game over with, because I didn’t want any more penalties or possible misconducts for tomorrow’s game.”The Senior Flyers will now shift their focus to the Dawson Creek Senior Canucks, a team the Flyers lost to last Friday 5-4 in an emotional shootout loss at home. Leahy says the team will be short-benched for the game, but expects it to be a good test for his squad, who will be playing their third game in four days.Tonight’s game hit the ice in Dawson Creek at 8:30 p.m.Advertisement After Wednesday’s win, Senior Flyers head coach Darrel Leahy said despite the lop-sided victory, his team still needed to be better out of the gate. Well, message received Friday night.The Flyers hit the North Peace Arena ice in full stride Friday, out-shooting the Mustangs 17-7 in the first, and scoring the only four goals of the opening frame, providing the home team a four-goal cushion entering the remaining two periods.A hat-trick and two assists in game one wasn’t enough for forward Paul Wiens, who picked up right where he left off Wednesday, scoring Friday evening’s opening goal for the Senior Flyers 3:14 into the first.- Advertisement -Much like Wiens, Jeff Shipton also had a great Wednesday on the ice, and he too transferred that success to Friday. With the Flyers leading 1-0, Shipton scored twice in the first, a power-play goal at 5:23, followed by an even-strength goal three minutes later.The offence wasn’t done there, as Clayton Bahm made a nice play to steal the puck from the Mustangs goaltender, getting to puck to Jeff Fast, who finished the passing play to the period’s final goal scorer, Arlo Hadland with 6:14 left in the first.Hythe managed to get on the board in the second period courtesy of a breakaway goal, but Fort St. John restored the four goal lead, as Gerard Dicaire was sent in on a partial breakaway, making no mistake with some soft hands, sliding the puck five-hole for the 5-1 lead.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Christians focus on scholarship

first_imgBy Carol McGraw The Gazette ACADEMICS: Institutes seen as new avenue to train conservative leaders. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – They look like graduates waiting to march across the stage to get their diplomas. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsBut the students, seated around a granite table at Grace Church, dress in long, black academic robes every day. All in their early 20s, they are the first class of fellows at the Colorado Springs-based John Jay Institute for Faith, Society and Law. The six men and six women politely call each other by courtesy titles and last names, and engage in Socratic discussions four hours a day, four days a week. They are learning how to spread their moral beliefs in a thoughtful manner, without beating people over the head with their faith. The yearlong program combines their calling to public life with their conservative Christian worldview. After a semester of academics, they will be interns at conservative think tanks in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere, where they can further hone their skills in Christian persuasion. “We are teaching students of faith how to engage a secular society,” said Alan R. Crippen II, John Jay Institute’s founder and president. “We take bright, promising students and give them the intellectual and spiritual foundation for service in the community.” Crippen founded the institute in 2005 in West Virginia and moved it with him when he relocated to Colorado Springs in 2006. It’s the latest evidence of an intellectual movement that is taking the conservative Christian message beyond buzzwords such as anti-homosexuality and anti-abortion to attract better-educated and younger people who are interested in wider social issues such as the environment, science and law. Proponents see institutions like John Jay as antidotes to secular universities, which they believe are intolerant of conservative views. Others fear such programs will train professionals to wage war against the separation of church and state, and infuse government and the Constitution with religion. Barry Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, a nonsectarian group that defends separation of church and state in courts and educates on religious-freedom issues, said scholarship is a fairly new venue for some in the Christian right. “Since they captured talk radio and religious broadcasting they have been looking for a new forum, and the academic world is it.” The push to recruit young intellectuals is an “investment in future allies,” says Chip Berlet, senior analyst for Political Research Associates, a progressive think tank in Boston. “If you are trying to set aside a secular republic you set up a John Jay Institute to hook people early to help create a Christian nation, which they imagine is historically real,” he said. But Crippen says separation of church and state does not have to mean exclusion of religion from the public square. John Jay supporters have similar views. “So much education in the last few decades has tended to ignore religion, but now you are seeing a resurgence of traditional intellectualism and recovery of historical roots,” says Kenneth Starr, who is on the John Jay advisory board and is dean of the Pepperdine University law school in Malibu. Starr, the former Independent Counsel whose investigation and report led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, says law has always been rooted in morality and informed by religious thinking. Starr says the John Jay Institute is promoting a belief that “voices of faith should be allowed equal dignity in the marketplace of ideas, and not excluded from democratic conversation.” John Jay uses “low-key” recruitment of students, Crippen said, getting names of potential candidates through religious and professional contacts. It’s an expensive endeavor for the nonprofit institute. It will take more than $800,000 each academic year for the 24 students who go through the program. Each student receives $37,000 in benefits, including the academic program, room and board and a $7,000 cost of living stipend. The institute obtained seed money from major conservative donors – officials won’t say who – and is raising money now to pay for next year’s scholars. The students’ days are highly structured, beginning with chapel at 8 a.m. at Grace Church followed by four hours of classes, afternoon study, chapel at 5 p.m. and more study. Each day, the students read at least 100 pages from tomes that are densely philosophical and theological, and then write 500-word essays they must defend in class. Student Adrienne Morehead, 22, of Atlanta, noted that her classmates come from many Christian backgrounds – reformed, evangelical, Pentecostal, orthodox and others. She got her undergraduate degree from Lee University, a Christian college in Tennessee. “We don’t agree on certain doctrines,” she said, “but we agree on the basics.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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JUDGE SAYS HE IS CONCERNED AT GIVING OUT LAPTOPS

first_imgA judge has clamped down on handing out money in compensation cases for laptop computers for children because of cyber-bullying.Circuit Court Judge John O’Hagan previously recommended small sums of money be given to children awarded settlements in infant ruling cases.Children receiving money in compensation cases cannot receive money form the courts until they are 18 years old. But Judge O’Hagan told Letterkenny Circuit Court he is now reluctant to give out money for laptops unless parents agree.He said he was aware of how sites such as Facebook can be used as “ammunition” by some.He made his comments as the mother of a 13 year old girl said she did not want money for a laptop computer for her child.The child was awarded €18,000 in an injuries settlement and Judge O’Hagan ordered €300 be given to the girl for clothes.“If the parents agree, fine. If the parents are not, I’m reluctant,” he said.He also made a settlement of €500 to be given as part of a larger settle for a 16 year old boy for an electric guitar.JUDGE SAYS HE IS CONCERNED AT GIVING OUT LAPTOPS was last modified: January 31st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:compensationJUdge John O’Haganlaptopslast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS DEFEATED NARROWLY BY DOWNINGS

first_imgLetterkenny Gaels Club Notes.Letterkenny Gaels are pleased to announce that they will be presenting Bingo in Arena 7 every Monday night. The Jackpot is €1550. Doors from 8pm. Eyes down 9pm. The senior footballers travelled to Downings last Saturday evening and despite putting in a great second half they were defeated by 2 points. They are fixed to play Burt this Saturday evening.Throw in times at Pairc na nGael are 5.15pm (reserve) and 6.45pm (senior). All support welcome.Gaeltacht scholarships for Colaiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne are available and could be won by young Letterkenny Gaels members. The deadline for applications is 29th April. Please see Club Facebook for more details.The underage football training continues every Sunday morning at Pairc na nGael from 11am to 12 noon. Please bring water and a mouth guard. New players are always welcome.The U-16 football training is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 5.15pm. Outdoor Hurling training for U-6, U-8 & U-10 resumes this Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Hurls and helmets provided. New players welcome.U-12 to U-18 hurling continues every Tuesday evening from 6.30pm.The Senior Ladies Footballers circuit training continues every Wednesday night in the clubhouse from 7 to 8pm.U-12 girls football training takes place at the pitch every Sunday morning from 11am-12noon. All welcome.This year we will have Ladies and Girls football for u-12, u-14, Minor and Senior.Michael Murphy Sports are currently stocking a range of Gaels Club merchandise including jerseys, training tops, hats & scarfs. Camogie Training continues at Pairc na nGael every Monday from 6pm-7.30pm for U12s, 14s, 16s & 18s and Friday evenings from 6-7.30pm for U8s, 10s, 12s & 14s.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelGAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS DEFEATED NARROWLY BY DOWNINGS was last modified: April 12th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAALetterkenny GaelsSportlast_img read more

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‘LEGO’ HELPING GRADUATES TO BUILD FOR NEW INNOVATIVE MASTERS PROGRAMME!

first_imgAn Innovation Café facilitated by Michael Meaney where Lego and lateral thinking is an effective combination. Leading industry speakers and experts are regularly featured at postgraduate programmes at LYIT. Mac’s Deli boss Eunan McIntyre must be getting ideas for some new forms of pastries!A new groundbreaking Masters programme that combines a six month internship and equips graduates with the latest techniques in innovation, is now on offer at Letterkenny IT.The MSc in Innovation Management with Applied Research is a 16-month taught, Masters degree programme. It is suitable for graduates primarily with a strong technology/science base and includes a ‘live’ research project which they will conduct during a 6-month internship with a successful NW company. The course is win-win for all involved. Graduates can immediately turn their academic knowledge into real experience while companies can tackle actual research issues in their industry.The Masters’ students will work closely with the managers and founders of companies in the Northwest, developing innovative products for national and international markets.Vicky O’Rourke, Programme Lecturer, outlines, “This new Masters programme aims to develop the next generation of innovative thinkers and practitioners. It will be an exciting journey for both students and companies, it’s a tremendous opportunity for a graduate to work close-up with the managers and founders of these innovative companies.”So far, 10 NW companies from software to food to engineering, with many winning awards for their products and business, have signed up to be part of this Masters. All have a strong track record in driving innovation. They are: Gartan Technologies: Specialists in staff availability, payroll and roster software, Errigal Food: Seafood producers, Green Pastures: Dairy Food Manufacturer, SL Controls: Global Manufacturing Systems Provider, Macs Deli: Bakery/Food production, Multi-national Financial Services Organisation, SendMode: Mobile Marketing, Uppidee: Process Software and 3D Issue: Developers of bespoke software for the digital publishing industry. Graduates will conduct and develop a research project during their internship, where they will proactively troubleshoot a particular challenge. Each company has identified a specific research project ranging from new product development, market expansion and using new platforms.Referring to the Masters programme, Head of School of Business Michael Margey is very optimistic.“The aim of this course is to enhance the innovation and research capability of graduates and to support participating firms in the North West region by developing additional innovation capacity. It provides a unique opportunity for graduates to build excellent experience whilst the companies benefit from latest thinking in Innovation management. It represents genuine innovation in developing trans-disciplinary skills and practice and there’s no other course like it.”John Andy Bonar, Head of Development explains, “This programme also has particular benefits and synergies for enterprise development in the greater Northwest area, where interns from this programme can significantly add value and enhance the innovation and research capacity of local firms, it’s a key component and link in developing regional innovation and learning ecosystems”Applications are invited from graduates primarily with a strong technology/science base who would like to translate their academic knowledge into practical experience. The deadline is Friday 31 May, 2013, visit lyit.ie/imar for a full list of companies and research project descriptions or contact Rory McMorrow School of Business Administrator at 074 91 86210. ‘LEGO’ HELPING GRADUATES TO BUILD FOR NEW INNOVATIVE MASTERS PROGRAMME! was last modified: May 15th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LYITMasters Programmelast_img read more

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DANIEL TO REVEAL HIS COOKING SKILLS ON RTE’S SURF N TURF

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell appears on RTE’s Surf N Turf this Friday night where he puts his cooking skills to the test.Chef Paul goes straight to the newly opened visitor centre dedicated to the singer, travels to his house and even bumps into his wife Majella.After much searching, he finally finds Daniel attending Irish classes in the area and duly recruits him. The challenge is to keep the identity of his illustrious helper from his competitor Martin.Meanwhile Martin is in fishing heaven in Ireland’s most northern county and finds some delicious mackerel for the challenge.Paul opts for pork belly which he cooks with some local black pudding all sourced from Donegal butcher Ernan McGettigan.Twenty local taste testers arrive to the Glencolmcille Folk Village to sample the two signature dishes and Martin’s reaction when he sees Daniel O’Donnell stroll in to help Paul is priceless. But who will Donegal vote for, Surf or Turf?  DANIEL TO REVEAL HIS COOKING SKILLS ON RTE’S SURF N TURF was last modified: January 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daniel o’donnellRTESurf N Turflast_img read more

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MAJOR TOURISM CONFERENCE IN DONEGAL TODAY

first_imgThe second annual ‘Connecting the Wild Atlantic Way’ marketing conference hosted by Donegal County Council in association with Donegal Tourism Ltd takes place today.The event, which will be held in Letterkenny, the National Tidy Towns Winner for 2015, is almost booked out.This year’s Conference, at the Clanree Hotel, is themed around ‘Your Business, Developing Networks and Reaching Customers’.During the conference businesses will learn how to use simple and cost effective marketing techniques and tips on topics such as bundling and internationalisation from a panel of guest speakers ranging from tour operators to travel bloggers to leading travel experts. SpeakersSpeakers lined up for the event include Brian Harte of Tourism Ireland, Deirdre McGlone of Harvey’s Point, Online Strategist Darragh Doyle, Kathrin Chambers, Digital Manager at Fáilte Ireland and Stephen Cotter, General Manager at CIE Tours International.The final speaker for the day will be acclaimed travel writer Fionn Davenport of the Irish Times.County Manager Seamus NeelyCEO of Donegal County Council and Chairman of Donegal Tourism Seamus Neely said ‘This conference will provide a valuable resource to all members of the tourism trade in Donegal. “As the Wild Atlantic Way and social media are ever evolving it’s important for tourism businesses to keep on top of these trends and maximise opportunities for attracting new visitors to the county”.MAJOR TOURISM CONFERENCE IN DONEGAL TODAY was last modified: October 8th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:conferenceletterkennyWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

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