From '˜Derry Journal' of November 1991

From the Derry Journal '˜Of Times Gone By'

Friday, 4th November 2016, 2:20 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:50 pm
Greenhaw Badgers, St Johns Ambulance, winners of the Litter Bugs Extinct drama competition, receive their award from Frank ONeill, Derry City Council. From left are Emer Torney, Maria Mellon, Caoimhe Fox, Kevin Healy and Kevin OKane.

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.

Sister Paula, Head of Irish at Thornhill College, with pupils Eadaoin Patton and Wendy McGlinchey, who took first and second place respectively in an Irish short story competition organised by the Belfast-based publishing house, Na Daoine Beaga.

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

Helen Irvine and Maurice Kelly, who play the leading roles of Nellie Forbrush and Emile De Beque, in the St Columbs College production of South Pacific.

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.

Appearing in the St Columbs College production of South Pacific are, from left, Roisin Rice, Kevin Rainey, John McColgan and John McDaid.

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.

Bertie Faulkner, chairman, Board of Governors, Clondermot High School, pictured with award winners at the schools annual prizegiving. Seated are Darren Sheaffer (head boy) and Elain Colhoun (head girl). At back are Gail Morrison, Shellie Connolly, Graham McFadden, Karen McMorris, Siobhan Simpson and Eloise Spratt.
Jean Mulhern, seated right, district nursing sister, Bridge Street Medical Centre, who is retiring after 34 years in nursing, and Kay Logue, seated on left, nursing assistant, Great James Street Health Centre, who is retiring after 19 years service, pictured at a function in their honour. At back are Catriona Stone, Jean Stewart, Eileen McMahon and Nuala Kelly.
Sister Paula, Head of Irish at Thornhill College, with pupils Eadaoin Patton and Wendy McGlinchey, who took first and second place respectively in an Irish short story competition organised by the Belfast-based publishing house, Na Daoine Beaga.
Helen Irvine and Maurice Kelly, who play the leading roles of Nellie Forbrush and Emile De Beque, in the St Columbs College production of South Pacific.
Appearing in the St Columbs College production of South Pacific are, from left, Roisin Rice, Kevin Rainey, John McColgan and John McDaid.
Bertie Faulkner, chairman, Board of Governors, Clondermot High School, pictured with award winners at the schools annual prizegiving. Seated are Darren Sheaffer (head boy) and Elain Colhoun (head girl). At back are Gail Morrison, Shellie Connolly, Graham McFadden, Karen McMorris, Siobhan Simpson and Eloise Spratt.
Jean Mulhern, seated right, district nursing sister, Bridge Street Medical Centre, who is retiring after 34 years in nursing, and Kay Logue, seated on left, nursing assistant, Great James Street Health Centre, who is retiring after 19 years service, pictured at a function in their honour. At back are Catriona Stone, Jean Stewart, Eileen McMahon and Nuala Kelly.