December 29

Donegal sees drop in number of overseas tourists visiting the ‘Coolest Place’

first_imgDonegal was the 10th most-visited county in Ireland by overseas tourists in 2017, according to new figures from Failte Ireland and CSO. Some 255,000 foreign tourists checked out the ‘Coolest Place’ last year and spent €82 million during their stay.However, the figure is a fall of 28,000 visitors from 2016, when 283,000 overseas travellers made Donegal their destination and spent €90 million. Overseas tourist visits to Ireland grew by 3.2% to 9 million in 2017, making it a record-breaking year for tourism nationally. Visitors spent a combined €4.9 billion during their visits.Irish residents took 9.6 million trips within Ireland and spent €1.9 billion last year. Domestic visitors took 376,000 trips to Donegal in 2017, spending €96 million on their travels.The number of local visitors is up by 2,000 from 2016, when 374,000 Irish residents’ trips were made to Donegal, spending  €99.9million.The number one fee-charging attraction in Co. Donegal was Glenveagh Castle and Grounds, with 211,000 visitors exploring the national park in 2017. Malin Head Viewing Point and the Sliabh Liag Cliffs were Donegal’s top free attractions, attracting 172,329 and 164,546 visitors respectively.Overseas tourists from Britain to Ireland have fallen by 5.1% in the last year, while other markets continue to grow. Mainland Europe recorded growth of 5%. North American visitor numbers increased by 16.1%, with the long haul markets increasing by 14.2% in 2017.Donegal sees drop in number of overseas tourists visiting the ‘Coolest Place’ was last modified: August 22nd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Failte Irelandtourismlast_img read more

December 21

Almost 200 homes and businesses without power following fault

first_imgAn electrical fault is affecting up to 173 properties in the Ballybofey area this Friday morning.The power outage occurred shortly before 9am in Knock and surrounding areas.The issue has been reported to ESB and crews are currently working on repairs. Is it expected that supplies will be restored by 12.30pm.Almost 200 homes and businesses without power following fault was last modified: December 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

December 21

Humboldt State men’s basketball drops CCAA opener at home to rival Chico State

first_imgArcata >> The new-look Lumberjacks got themselves a tough introduction California Collegiate Athletic Association play.And it just so happened to be at the hands of their biggest rival.Defending West Region champion and No. 7 Chico State showed way its picked to win the conference’s regular-season title once again this season, holding the Humboldt State men’s basketball team to one of its quietest nights at Lumberjack Arena in recent memory in the Wildcats’ 77-67 win over the Jacks on …last_img read more

December 20

Top things we learned at 49ers HQ on Thursday

first_imgSANTA CLARA – George Kittle used the 49ers’ last trip to the Los Angeles Rams to finish off his single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end.This time, his motivation is about starting the 49ers’ divisional record 1-0, as they open NFC West play Sunday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.“It’s something I’ve had circled on my calendar for a while,” Kittle said Thursday. I’m just really looking forward to being able to go back down there and finally giving them a good fight.”San …last_img read more

December 12

Implications of Relatives Raising Children While Parents are Deployed Webinar Re-cap

first_imgIf you were able to join the Thursday, April 5  Personal Finance web presentation by Dr. Sandra Bailey, you were in for a treat. Dr. Bailey shared her expertise on the topic of grandparents and other kinship raising children while parents are deployed or otherwise unable to care for their children.  Dr. Bailey provided great information and identified numerous resources addressing the logistics of loco in parentis (or in place of the parent) parenting.The web conference participants proved also to be a great asset as they engaged and expanded the conversation. The 154 or so participants shared their own experiences and knowledge from working with military service members. These stories and resources enriched this webinar tremendously, and their participation is  valued.For example, one participant shared her experience of raising her two granddaughters while her daughter is deployed with the Air Force.  She has chronicled her experiences in her blog, Deployed Grandma, in the hopes of providing information that may be useful to others going through similar situations. Part of the rich dialogue during the conference was the sharing of online spaces offering support for caregivers.  Sites shared, to name a few, include Families Near and Far and the National Respite Network.  It is vitally important that caregivers receive support, and take the occasional break from raising children.Special concerns related to grandparents raising grandchildren were also raised during the presentation. Many “GRGs” are still working and are doubly stressed by the responsibility of caring for children, a second time around, or “off-time parenting.” Not only is their time stretched to meet these roles, but they may also find their peers are unable to relate to their new responsibilities.Below are some of the resources you shared during this presentation. Did I leave something out? If so, please leave your resource in the comments section. Deployed Grandma, a blog about raising 2 granddaughters while her Air Force enlisted daughter is deployedFamilies Near and Far, a website for military families to connect onlineLegal issues facing grandparents raising grandchildrenAbout the Military Interstate Children’s Compact CommissionMilitary K-12 PartnersNational Respite Network and Resource CenterMilitary Child Education CoalitionMilitary OneSourceAARP – GrandfactsRed Cross, Coping with DeploymentsFor specific questions about the Red Cross’ programs to support military families, contact wendy.dyer@redcross.orgOperation Military KidsZero to Three’s Coming Together Around Military Families programArmy-wide directory for school support services (Oct. 2010)Brookdale Foundation list of resources for Relatives as ParentsAARP.orgGenerations UnitedIf you were unable to join the live presentation of this webinar, please check the event page, where an archived recording of the session will be posted soon.Author: Molly C. Herndon (+Molly Herndon)last_img read more

December 3

Rape victim writes in her blood to Modi, UP CM for justice

first_imgDesperate to get justice, a rape victim has reportedly written a letter in her blood to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, demanding action against those responsible for her state.“The police is not taking action against the accused due to their powerful links. They (accused) are putting pressure on me to withdraw the case. I should be given justice otherwise I will commit suicide,” the girl said in the letter written on January 20. When contacted, ASP Shashi Shekhar Singh, said an FIR was registered on March 24, 2017 against Divya Pandey and Ankit Verma on rape charges in Barabanki, following a complaint by the victim’s father. The father alleged that the accused raped his daughter, an engineering student, and were blackmailing her since.In October, 2017, another FIR against unidentified persons was registered in Raebareli in which it was alleged that a fake Facebook profile of the girl was made and obscene pictures were posted on it. A probe is on in the matter, Mr. Singh said. On being asked about the victim’s letter, the ASP said he did not have any information about it.last_img read more