Saturday, 26 June 2010


Who shall judge?

A man whose axe was missing suspected his neighbour’s son. The boy walked like a thief, looked like a thief and spoke like a thief.

Then the man found his axe while he was digging in the valley.

The next time he saw his neighbour’s son, the boy walked, looked and spoke like any other child.

Traditional German

Monday, 21 June 2010


Two Acupressure Mats worth €35*to be won have joined up with and have two Acupressure Mats to win.

What are Acupressure Mats?

Acupressure Mats have thousands of tiny spikes on a soft cotton base that release endorphins in your body when you lie on them. They are a great way to relax and ease the muscles (especially after a hard day in the garden)

Are they just for Gardening?

The mats can be beneficial when you feel low in energy, experience high stress levels, suffer from insomnia, have muscular tension, lumbago, sciatica, migraine, digestive problems, and depression. Research also claims benefits for people with: Back and neck pain, sciatica, insomnia, digestive problems, poor circulation, fatigue and excess weight.

The is a new Business Section on the site so you can find suppliers. And let’s not forget the forum and FREE Classified section.

*includes postage

Closing date: August 15th 2010

Sunday, 20 June 2010


I will not die an unlived life

I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
Of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
To allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
more accessible;
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance,
To live so that which came to me as seed
Goes to the next as blossom,
And that which came to me as blossom,
Goes on as fruit.

Dawna Markova

Friday, 18 June 2010

Sunday, 13 June 2010



The Inishowen Development Partnership is inviting applications from Inishowen-based groups under its Local Community Development Programme as follows:


Applications are welcome from community groups who are engaging in projects to promote social inclusion. Funding may be sought for project work, training and development.


Monday, June 21st at IDP Offices, Buncrana 7.30pm
Wednesday, June 23rd at IDP Offices, Carndonagh 7.30pm

More information will be available at the information evenings. If your group wishes to apply for grant aid please contact John Jackson or Denise McCool at the number below. Application forms can also be downloaded at

4.00pm Wednesday, June 30th 2010

Completed applications should be returned to John/Denise at Inishowen Development Partnership, St Mary’s Road, Buncrana, Inishowen, Co. Donegal
TEL: 074-9362218

Saturday, 12 June 2010


Hold My Hand

Once a little girl and her father were crossing a bridge. The father was kind of scared so he asked his little daughter, "Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don’t fall into the river."

The little girl said, "No, Dad. You hold my hand."

"What’s the difference?" asked the puzzled father.

"There’s a big difference," replied the little girl.

"If I hold your hand and something happens to me, chances are that I may let your hand go. But if you hold my hand, I know for sure that no matter what happens, you will never let my hand go."

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Free Waste Disposal in Carndonagh

Charlie from Recycling in Donegal sent us this:

There will be Free Collection of Household Hazardous Waste  on Saturday 12th June from 9am - 12pm in the Carndonagh Public Service Centre Car Park and from 2pm - 5pm in the Letterkenny Public Service Centre Car Park for such as old paints, waste medicines, pesticides, old cleaning agents, weed killer etc. See attached advertising. Donegal County Council organises this collection twice per year.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Must have gadget of the week

Dyson Bladeless Fan

Like one?  Click on the image above for more information

The Dyson Air Multiplier™ fan works very differently to conventional fans. It uses Air Multiplier™ technology to draw in air and amplify it 15 times, producing an uninterrupted stream of smooth air. With no blades or grill, it’s safe, easy to clean and doesn’t cause unpleasant buffeting.

How does it work?

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Newgrange and Knowth Heritage Sites


The 5000 year old main mound at Knowth, known as Knowth Site 1 is contemporary with the mounds at Newgrange and Dowth. The mounds are classified as Passage Tombs by archaeologists and are collectively are known as of Brú na Bóinne, they are situated in the valley of the River Boyne in Ireland.

The Knowth site consists of a large mound (Site 1) and 18 smaller satellite mounds. The large mound covering a hectare contains two passages, placed along an east-west line. The passages are independent of each other and each lead to a burial chamber. The eastern passage leads to a cruciform chamber, similar to that found at Newgrange. It contains three recesses and basin stones into which the cremated remains of the dead may have been placed. Read more...


Newgrange was constructed over 5,000 years ago (about 3,200 B.C.), making it older than Stonehenge in England and the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. Newgrange was built during the Neolithic or New Stone Age by a farming community that prospered on the rich lands of the Boyne Valley. Knowth and Dowth are similar mounds that together with Newgrange have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO

Archaeologists classified Newgrange as a passage tomb, however Newgrange is now recognised to be much more than a passage tomb. Ancient Temple  is a more fitting classification, a place of astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance, much as present day cathedrals are places of prestige and worship where dignitaries may be laid to rest. Read more...

Friday, 4 June 2010


Any two questions.

A rabbi was always teaching his followers to seek the answers in themselves. But the followers always came back expecting more answers from him.

Finally he set up a booth with a sign: “Any two questions answered €100”.

After some deliberation, one of his richest followers decided to ask and brought two important questions. He paid the money and said as he did,

“Isn’t €100 euro rather costly for just two questions?”

“Yes,” said the rabbi, “and what is your second question?”

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