Friday 9 December 2016

Glenties does it as speakers try not to wake attendees

Published 22/07/2014 | 02:30

Frank Flannery reckoned it was the “destiny” of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael to come together
Frank Flannery reckoned it was the “destiny” of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael to come together

The village of Glenties is awash with colour this week; cheerful bunting overhangs the Main Street and windows are festooned with the green and gold of Donegal, proclaiming the historic double of both junior and senior football teams taking Ulster championship honours.

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And Glenties is a particularly proud corner of the county – four of the senior players are locals, and manager Jim McGuinness lives just out the road.

And there was another splash of colour on the streets, in the shape of several boys in blue. The village may have a grand garda station, but cutbacks to the force have meant that the number of the police who are based there has been halved – despite the fact they've a big area to cover, roughly the same size as Louth.

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