From the pages of The Derry Journal
Greencastle cliff rescue training
The Greencastle unit of the cliff rescue service now has sixteen team members to cover the area from Shrove to Falcarragh.
In June of this year, six team members took part in a training course held in Co. Wicklow which was organised by the National Safety Council of Ireland.
The team is equipped with full cliff rescue facilities and training exercises (cliff and boat) take place on a fortnightly basis.
Fortunately, the recent inclement weather has not resulted in any emergency calls for the team in the area.
However, due to the bad weather, many fishing vessels have been forced to tie up over the past number of weeks. This has resulted in an increase in fish prices with cod selling on average at a price of £70 for small boxes and £114 for larger boxes.
Moville Day Centre anniversary
Moville Day Centre has celebrated its tenth birthday.
This very enjoyable occasion brought together most of the original committee members, current members and senior citizens at a party in the Foyle Hotel.
It was also a big occasion for Celia Donovan and Sarah Smith who were among the first of the senior citizens to avail of the centre ten years ago and now, ten years later, they are still enjoying it and looking very well, too.
The day centre was the brainchild of Nurse Gretta Rawdon who was district nurse for many years and realised the great need for a centre for citizens of advancing age.
Eventually, Gretta negotiated with the Sisters of the local Convent of Mercy who kindly made the old school building available to house the centre.
Carn FC on glory trail again
Carndonagh Football Club set out on the trail of cup glory once again when they entertain St Mary’s FC, Cork, from the Munster Senior League, at St Patrick’s Park.