From the archive: Clonmany onion-growing experiment - December 1967

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Clonmany onion experiment

An onion-growing experiment started three years ago at Clonmany, Co. Donegal, has steadily grown in popularity and has now developed into a worthwhile project.

Behind the project and giving it unfailing support is the Clonmany Development Association, which was formed in 1965 with Rev. M. Douglas P.P., Clonmany as chairman.

During the winter of 1966 the committee decided on growing onions on an experimental basis. They chose onions as a crop suitable for extensive cultivation and provided plenty of farmyard capable under normal conditions of giving a high cash return per acre.

Top attractions at physical culture show

The North West Physical Culture Association’s big show in Derry Guildhall on Monday night promises to be one of the most attractive of its kind ever staged in the city.

Appearing for the first time in Ireland will be Mr. World 1967 (Rick Wayne) and Mr. Universe 1967 (John Citrone), who is also world bench press champion under 12 stone.

Mr. World won his title six weeks ago in New York. Mr. Universe includes in his feats of strength, blowing up a hot water bottle until it bursts.

Both men will be received by the Mayor, A.W. Anderson before the show in the Guildhall.

London’s Donegal Association in healthy state

The 18th annual general meeting of the Donegal Social Club (London) was held in the irish Centre, Camden Town.

The meeting decided that in future the club would be known as the “Donegal Association” (London), and the following officers and committee were elected - president, Rev. P. Meekin, Ardara; vice-chair, Mr. J. Ennis, Killybegs; secretary, Mr. J. Byrne, Carrick, asst. secretary, Mr. P. Hegarty, Malinmore; treasurer, Miss. S. McElroy, Malinmore; asst. treasurer, Mrs. S. Mulhern, Falcarragh, committee, Mr. J. Breslin, Mountcharles, Mr. J. Harold, Carndonagh, and Rev. J. Friel, Fanad.