More than 14,000 people are to descend on Letterkenny for the Oireachtas Rince Uladh 2013 / Ulster Irish Dancing Championships from 20th November until 24th November 2013.This event is being held in the Mount Errigal Hotel for five whole days in the form of high class competitive entertainment.It is estimated that in excess of 14,000 people will attend the championships from all over Ulster and some bordering counties during this five-day major cultural event. Irish dancing is becoming more popular than ever before and it is a mecca showcase for those young (4yrs – 21yrs) performing and competing in the traditional art of Irish dancing at national and world level and for the impassioned audience it attracts from all over the global Celtic community.It adds a festival dimension to the gateway town as an out-of-season event and will benefit the neighbouring towns as well.Letterkenny Town Mayor, Paschal Blake, said “It is an honour for Letterkenny to host the Ulster Dancing Championships once more in 2013. I extend a Céad Míle Fáilte to everyone who wishes to view and experience Irish Dancing at its ultimate best and to explore what the Ulster Dancing Championships event holds in store for the avid Irish dancing enthusiasts and local communities. Letterkenny has a great range of facilities to cater for everyone and I hope that everyone will enjoy their stay in the area”.Seamus Neely, County Manager said that he welcomes Oireachtas Rince Uladh back to Letterkenny for 2013 after Buncrana’s successful hosting for 2011 and 2012. He also said Donegal County Council is fully aware of the cultural, social and economic benefits that an event such as Oireachtas Rince Uladh brings to the community of Letterkenny and County Donegal. He wishes the organisers and all concerned every success. This is a Donegal County Development Board lead initiative, under the auspices of Donegal County Council, and is supported and funded by the Letterkenny Town Council. ULSTER IRISH DANCING CHAMPIONSHIPS LIGHTFOOTS ITS WAY TO LETTERKENNY was last modified: November 13th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Irish DancingletterkennyUlster Championships
AN 11-year old Co Donegal girl with cerebral palsy has won a €1.25m interim payment to cover her care for the next three years as part of a settlement of her High Court action over alleged negligence during her birth.Ardara girl Jessica McHugh, the court heard, is spastic quadriplegic and has to use a wheelchair.Mum Louise, from Belcoo, Ardara sued the National Maternity Hospital (NMH), Holles Street, Dublin, on her daughter’s behalf for alleged negligence and breach of duty arising from personal injuries she suffered at the time of her birth on July 20,2002. The claims were denied.Ms McHugh was admitted to the labour ward of the hospital at around 9pm on July 19, 2002.It was claimed there was a failure to properly or at all interpret a CTG trace and, at one stage, the CTG was stopped for 45 minutes and Ms McHugh told to go for a walk.It was further claimed there was later a failure to to make a decision on the basis of an abnormal CTG to deliver by caesarean section and a failure to have the baby delivered at the earliest possible opportunity.Jessica had to be resuscitated on birth and later had further seizures.The hospital said the CTG trace was interpreted in a reasonable manner and a decision to stop CTG monitoring to allow the mother to mobilise was also reasonable.Eoin McCullough SC, for Callan Tansey solicitors, told the court that Jessica is a full time wheelchair user and can understand a great deal of what is said to her.Approving the periodic payments, Ms Justice Mary Irvine said the type of settlement was a cast iron way of dealing with Jessica’s care .She said in three years time the court will again look at Jessica’s care and hopefully the legislation allowing for periodic payments will be in place by then.DONEGAL GIRL GETS €1.25M IN MEDICAL ‘NEGLIGENCE’ CASE was last modified: October 11th, 2013 by John2Share 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)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“The cross-agency efforts and generosity of the donations raised provide a tremendous amount of support to the athletes and get the community solidly behind its local athletes.” The run is an annual event that involves some 3,000 law enforcement personnel and athletes to carry the Special Olympics torch through Southern California. The run is designed to generate awareness of Special Olympics and the summer games, a three-day competition. This year, 1,500 special athletes from throughout Southern California – more than 100 from Santa Clarita – will compete. The run helps raise money for the program along with other fundraisers including restaurant nights in which police officers serve as waiters and collect tips for the organization. So far this year, local law enforcement agencies have raised $33,644 for the Special Olympics. Their next fundraiser will be Saturday a chili cook-off from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jack Bones Equestrian Center in Castaic. SANTA CLARITA – Law enforcement officers from across the Santa Clarita Valley will take part this afternoon in the Special Olympics torch run as it passes through Santa Clarita en route to Long Beach for the June 16 summer games. More than 50 local runners will carry the torch from Castaic to Newhall. Members of the Los Angeles County sheriff’s and fire departments, California Highway Patrol, FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms will participate. The event will run from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. “The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a great tradition with Special Olympics,” said Chris Clark, area director for the local chapter of the Special Olympics, a sports program for the developmentally disabled. For information, call Clark at (661)253-2121.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!