From ‘Derry Journal’ of November 18, 1966

Donegal senior county players making use of the ''running water'' facilities at Ballybay, Co. Monaghan in 1966.

Donegal senior county players making use of the ''running water'' facilities at Ballybay, Co. Monaghan in 1966.

Borderland appeal against extension refusal

At Carndonagh Court, Justice Larkin granted an application by Mr C. S. Kelly, on behalf of the proprietors of the Bordeland Ballroom for an extension of the time limit in which to appeal against a section of the order made by the Justice in September last governing dance hall licences in his area.

At Buncrana Court last week the Justice held that he had no power to alter the regulations to permit an extension of dancing hours at the ballroom on New Year’s Eve until 1am on Sunday morning.

Granting the application, the Justice said it had been reported that he had said he had objected to dancing on a Sunday but what he said, in fact, was that he objected to dancing continuing from Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Mr Kelly indicated that the appeal would be heard at Monaghan Circuit Court this week.

Sick man at Moville

The Fleetwood trawler, “London Town” docked at Carrickatory pier with a sickman on board. The sailor was attended by Dr. K. Flaherty and was later transferred to Altnagelvin Hospital by ambulance.

Donegal cattle export subsidy scheme gets green light

Confusion over the extension to Donegal of the headage payments scheme for fat cattle exported to Britain was cleared up yesterday by a statement from the Department of Agriculture that arrangements had been completed.

The new Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Mr. Neil Blaney, announced that yesterday, he had completed special arrangements under which fat cattle being exported to Britain for immediate slaughter under the scheme may be sent through the Co. Donegal frontier posts of Muff, Carrigans and Lifford, en route direct to Derry port for shipment to Britain.

These special arrangements included the stationing of an officer of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries on the boat at Derry port on which cattle are shipped.