Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Work on the Muckish Railway Line Greenway is to begin shortly. The development, costing in the region of €200k, will start at the foot of Muckish Mountain, Creeslough and head in the Falcarragh direction for a distance of 2km and it will also include car parking facilities.The works are due to commence mid-November and are set to be completed in the new year.In time, the overall aim is to link Letterkenny to Burtonport via the original Railway Line.Local Cllr Michael McClafferty says it’s hoped that this will be yet another attraction to the North West:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/michaelmcclaff1pm-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – November 2, 2020 Work on Muckish Railway Line Greenway to begin shortly Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Previous articleSchool evacuated in Derry security alertNext articleUpdate: One person seriously injured in Twin Towns crash News Highland Pinterest Google+ Google+ WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme
Your daily outdoor news bulletin for June 17, the day in 1885 the Statue of Liberty arrived on American soil, in pieces, an appropriate metaphor some could draw to today’s status of freedom in the U.S.:Toots Files SuitsHey, remember that time legendary reggae artist Frederick “Toots” Hibbert was domed by an empty Grey Goose (classy!) vodka bottle at the Dominon RiverRock Outdoor Festival in Richmond, Va.? Well, Toots certainly does, not only because it happened at this year’s festival in May – actually it was only a few weeks ago – but because he has filed a lawsuit against the Henrico County man accused of the act for…wait for it….$21 million. William Connor Lewis may not remember his actions from that night, but he may be reliving them every month for the rest of his days if he has to shell out that kind of dough on top of the felony charges he is already facing. Hibbert is seeking $1 million in compensatory damages and $20 million in punitive damages claiming injuries connected with the bottle strike forced him to cancel a majority of his tour, left him unable to record, compose or make public appearances, and was left “disoriented and grievously injured in body and mind,” plus permanent scarring.For a more positive report from this year’s Dominion RiverRock, here is a paddling report from Canoe & Kayak magazine managing editor Dave Shively.And, since we are on the subject of Richmond, there is a new brewery open north of the city in Caroline County: The Rusty Beaver Brewery sold its first beer on Friday.Florida Fish Go Free, Fight Another DayThis story is slightly out of our region, but effects anyone and everyone who likes to fly fish. All anglers, whether they know it or not, have both bonefish and tarpon on their “I caught it on a fly rod” bucket list. These legendary sport fish are the classic salt water holy grail or saltwater catches, and now the state of Florida has taken a major step toward protecting these beautiful, feisty, and lucrative species. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved rules to govern the handling and harvesting of the state’s fisheries, including (with exceptions) making bonefish and tarpon catch and release only.Greenway All the WayWe featured the town of Roanoke, Va. as our favorite mid-sized Mountain Town for many reasons, but one of the central features that put Roanoke over the top was their greenway. Not only is a greenway a great urban recreational tool and transportation medium, it is also indicative of a town’s commitment to a healthy population, outdoor infrastructure, and the outdoors in general. This is all certainly true of Roanoke, and the biggest driving factor behind the greenway was and continues to be Liz Belcher. The Roanoke Times has a great profile of Belcher, her career, the greenway, and how to get a project like it done.
The player, currently on a deal that runs out next summer, was this week quoted as saying he wanted to stay with the Staffordshire outfit but felt they were yet to show they truly valued him in recent contract negotiations. Reports suggest the main sticking point is the duration of extension being offered to Republic of Ireland international Walters, who turns 32 next month. And when asked about the contract situation on Friday, Hughes said ahead of Saturday’s home Barclays Premier League clash with West Brom: “Jon knows our feeling and my feeling – I’d like him to stay. “He has his view in terms of the negotiations. We haven’t closed the door and we still think we will be able to get somewhere with it, but it has not been concluded yet.” Asked if he was disappointed Walters had aired his view, Hughes said: “No – I think they are honest comments. “Maybe it is borne out of a little bit of frustration. But I have told him my thoughts about what he offers us and the value he gives to the squad. “Jon is looking for security and a little bit longer maybe than the club feels they can give him. “But hopefully there is some common ground we can discuss and move it forward.” Stoke have rejected a fresh £2million bid from Norwich for forward Jonathan Walters. The Canaries have been knocked back once again a week on from having an initial £1.5million offer for Walters turned down. Speaking at a press conference on Friday before the news of Norwich’s second bid emerged, Potters boss Mark Hughes remained optimistic Stoke could reach agreement with Walters over a new contract. Stoke have consistently said they want Walters to stay since rejecting Norwich’s original bid. Stressing last weekend that the £1.5million offer was “nowhere near” their valuation, Hughes expressed his hope Walters would sign a new deal with Stoke, adding: “If not, then we will probably keep him and let his contract run down.” When asked on Friday about his confidence Walters would still be a Stoke player beyond Tuesday’s transfer deadline, Hughes said: “We certainly hope to have Jon’s services for a lot longer – although you can never say ‘Yes, definitely that will be the case’. “If we can’t come to a situation where both sides are happy and Jon doesn’t want to re-sign, it may be we just allow him to see his contract out, and at least we will have the benefit of his services for a year – although Jon and his advisers might have a view on that. “But from a purely selfish point of view, I’d like him here. We will see.” Another club being linked with Walters are West Brom, whose boss Tony Pulis signed him for Stoke in 2010. This weekend’s match will be Pulis’ first at the Britannia Stadium since his second spell as Potters manager ended in 2013. Pulis got Stoke into the Premier League in 2008 and oversaw consistent finishes around mid-table thereafter, before his successor Hughes guided them to a record-high ninth place – and again a year later – with what is generally deemed a more fluent style of football. Hughes said of his fellow Welshman: “I think it is fair to say Tony is viewed as having done a great job here, so I don’t anticipate he’ll have too many people not happy to have him back – but at the end of the day, he’s still an opposition manager. “And we are not better or worse (than under Pulis) – we are still progressing and going in the right direction.” Stoke and Albion, both League Cup victors on penalties over lower-league opposition on Tuesday, are each still looking for their first top-flight wins of the season. Press Association