REVEALED: HOW FAMOUS DONEGAL BEAUTY SPOT IS BEING WIPED OUT BY EROSION

first_imgDeputy Mac Lochlainn and Cllr Doherty at Five Finger Strand/LaggA FAMOUS Donegal beauty spot which has existed for thousands of years is being wiped off the map by the relentless surge of coastal erosion.Donegal TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn and his party colleague Cllr Albert Doherty have been inspecting the devastating impact of coastal erosion and flood waters at the entrance to the Five Fingers Strand/Lagg.What was once accessible by cars is now wiped away. “We are both calling on Donegal County Council, working in partnership with the Office of Public Works (OPW) and the National Parks and Wildlife Service to source the funding for urgent remedial works,” said Deputy Mac Lochlainn.“A comprehensive study will also have to be commenced with a report and recommendations for action.“This is an immensely important amenity and while some of the coastal erosion along the strand may prove to be unstoppable for now due to tidal and sand bank changes, there are remedial engineering actions that can be undertaken at the entrance to the strand and perhaps elsewhere if the funding can be sourced.”  REVEALED: HOW FAMOUS DONEGAL BEAUTY SPOT IS BEING WIPED OUT BY EROSION was last modified: January 7th, 2016 by John2Share 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:Deputy Mac Lochlainnerosionfive finger strandlast_img read more

DONEGAL ATHLETE OFF TO MISSISSIPPI ON SCHOLARSHIP

first_imgDempsey Mc Guigan the 20 year old Finn Valley athlete is off to the Univ Of Mississippi tomorrow Monday to begin an athletics scholarship at the Southern American academic institute.Dempsey McGuiganHe is clearly looking forward to the challenge and continuing to progress his career as an interrnational hammer thrower .His personal best of 63.60m from Watford in June 2013 in the event is the Donegal and Finn Valley record and for this young man from an athletic family. His brother Fellan travelled to represent Ireland in the hammer at the world youth champs in Ukraine in 2013 while his brother Dalton is a national steeple age group champion and Mum Kate and sister Ashlee are runners .Dempsey has represented Ireland at under 20 and at the world youth olympics all a reward for a life dedicated to improvement .Dempsey will be amongst a group of Finn Valley athletes based in U S . Pauric Mc Laughlin and Sarah Collins currently on scholarship there. Tori Pena the olympian and the Irish record holder at pole vault currently about to open her 2014 season before heading to Australia to compete .Best wishes are extended to Dempsey and no doubt we will be updated as he initially settles in and begins to compete and of course study . DONEGAL ATHLETE OFF TO MISSISSIPPI ON SCHOLARSHIP was last modified: January 12th, 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:Dempsey McGuigandonegalfinn valleylast_img read more