June bank holiday weekend in Bundoran is shaping up to be a fun filled family occasion with 3 major events happening in the seaside resort.
Friday 31st May sees the return of the Belle of Bundoran fundraiser in aid of Bundoran GAA Club. The glittering event will once again happen at the Great Northern Hotel as 14 girls battle it out to become the 2nd Belle of Bundoran and follow in the footsteps of Colleen Granaghan. Paul Clark from UTV returns to host the proceedings while a star studded judging panel will make their deliberations on the night. Donegal GAA Allstar Karl Lacey will make a return to the judging panel and will be joined by iRadio’s Oonagh O’Carroll, Love/Hate actor Chris Newman, TV3’s Noel Cunningham and Shane McLaughlin from The Voice Of Ireland. More details are available on www.belleofbundoran.com Read more
A star-studded judging panel
has been announced for this year’s Belle of Bundoran GAA Fundraiser which happens on Friday May 31st at Bundoran’s Great Northern Hotel.
All Ireland medal winner and GAA Allstar Karl Lacey makes a return to this year’s panel following the inaugural Belle last year. Little did Karl know this time last year what an eventful year he would have – now with an All-Ireland medal and a 3 GAA Allstars to his name, GAA Player of the Year Karl makes a welcome return to this year’s panel. Joining him will be a face that everyone in Donegal and indeed the whole country will be familiar with – TV3’s Noel Cunningham. Noel is a regular on the couch on Ireland AM and recently brought his family onto the popular Family Fortunes game show. An affable host, Noel is currently hospitality manager at Harvey’s Point Country Hotel at Lough Eske.
Erne Enterprise, in association with Bundoran Town Council and Discover Bundoran, have today announced the appointment of the new full time tourism officer for Bundoran – local man Shane Smyth.
Speaking at the Bundoran Tourist Office, where Shane will be based, Chairperson of both Bundoran Town Council and Erne Enterprise, Philip McGlynn said ‘we are delighted to welcome Shane on board as Tourism Officer for Ireland’s Premiere Seaside Resort – a local with a huge enthusiasm and passion for the town. On foot of this appointment we are also thrilled to advise that, in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland North West that the Tourist Office will be open from St Patrick’s weekend until November 1st providing a central location for both visitors for information, and for business and tourism providers in the town also’.
By Michael McHugh
Bundoran and south Donegal is in a state of shock following the sudden death of Peter Brady (P.Brady & Co. Solicitors) , late of West End, Bundoran and one of the best known and popular members of the legal profession in the north west.
Mr Brady was synonymous with the town of Bundoran and his sudden passing has caused a huge outpouring of grief and deep sadness throughout the community where the late Mr Brady and his family are held in the highest of regard.
He wore many hats apart from his successful legal practice in Bundoran and Ballyshannon.
He was a former player with the Bundoran GAA club and was a trustee of the local Gaelic Park.
He was deeply involved with local dramatics for many years and with wife Marie, was a leading light in both producing and directing local pantomime productions.
He was involved with St.Vincent dePaul as well as Ozanam House, along with countless other charities and organisations.
Donegal GAA Ladies take on Laois, in the Ladies National Football League Divsion One clash on Sunday in Gaelic Park, Bundoran. (Throw-in 2 pm)
Hugh Molloy will be in charge for his first competitive game after taking over from Michael Naughton.
Donegal were defeated last year in the All Ireland quarter final by a rampant Cork team. They previously had been defeated by Monaghan in the Ulster decider.
Last year Laois won a 3-12 to 1-3 victory over Donegal in Mountmellick.
Ireland’s hottest name in country music Nathan Carter took time out of his busy schedule recently to visit Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat station and officially launch the annual Lifeboat Dinner Dance at which he will perform.
The dinner dance is one of the main fundraising events in Bundoran RNLI’s calendar and is always well attended by locals and visitors alike. This year it takes place on Friday February 1st 2013 in Bundoran’s Great Northern Hotel.
This is Nathan’s second time to play the dinner dance and he admits he is looking forward to it. Speaking as he recorded a special promotional video which can be viewed across all of Bundoran RNLI’s social media platforms, Nathan said ‘I’m really looking forward to once again playing the Bundoran Lifeboat annual dinner dance – the RNLI is such a great charity and they do amazing work to save lives at sea all year round. I’m excited to see the crowd and no doubt we’ll have a great night’.
Event organiser Cormac McGurren said ‘We’re delighted to have Nathan Carter return to play at this year’s dinner dance. 2012 has been the biggest year of his career to date – we’re looking forward to welcoming him again and will no doubt delight the crowd on the night. Dinner will be served from 8pm on the night and there’ll be spot prizes, dancing and a disco afterwards. Tickets are on sale now from any Lifeboat crew member and would make an ideal Christmas gift’.
A 22-year-old Man who assaulted his girlfriend in Bundoran last October was described by a judge as an “extremely violent” man.
The Court was told that Jason McDonagh attacked his girlfriend in his caravan in Bundoran.
His girlfriend 21-year-old Angela Ward,was forced to flee through a broken window.
The judge said at Ballyshannon District Court that McDonagh came from a violent background. He added he was satisfied he was an extremely violent man and was capable of inflicting extreme injury and maybe worse.
Nathan Carter officially launches annual Bundoran Lifeboat Dinner Dance Ireland’s hottest new name in country music Nathan Carter took time out of his busy schedule on New Year’s Eve to visit Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat station and officially launch the annual Lifeboat Dinner Dance at which he will perform.
The dinner dance is the main fundraising event in Bundoran RNLI’s calendar and is always well attended by locals and visitors alike. This year it takes place on Friday January 27th in Bundoran’s Great Northern Hotel – this is also the date for the RNLI’s SOS national fundraising day and events will be held all over Ireland and the UK in order to raise funds for the charity that saves lives at sea. Read more