BILL McCarthy achieved some record to become a garda sergeant in his day.
Reading through our files from the '80s I see that he topped 600 others in the sergeant's exam. Dunleer based, he was a Doneraile man.
A LADY from Kilsaran was once described as the best telephonist in the entire region. Bernadette Corrigan picked up the title in 1983, courtesy of the Department of Posts and Telegraphs. Did she continue in the career I wonder?
Dunmore Wind Power Ltd has sought an extension of duration of Planning Permission, granted in 2009, for permission to erect a single wind turbine generator with a maximum height (tower height) of 80m and a maximum blade length of 40m. Permission is now sought to increase the maximum hub height and blade length from 120m to 125.5m and to move the centre of the turbine 5m to the east. It's based at Leaby Cross. Collon.
Board of Management at Collon National School has sought permission for a single storey extension at the rear of the school, including two classrooms, ancillary accommodation and associated site works.
THE Drumcar Tractor and car run takes place on Sunday, April 13, commencing at 11 a.m. from IFM Mullins Cross, Dunleer.
There is a model plant and farm machinery display in O'Reilly's Field, Drumcar, at 4 p.m.
The event is in aid of Clogherhead RNLI and Special baby care unit in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.
More details from Myles O'Reilly at (087) 2554222.
20 FOOT DROP WIN
WELL done to local band 20 Foot Drop who won the Battle of the Bands event in the Sally Gardens.
THE CUBE IN ARDEE
Sean McDermotts Gfc are holding a fundraiser in the parish centre Ardee on Saturday, April 26, based on the TV show 'The Cube'.
They are looking for 40 people to represent a club, group, charity, company etc. The winner gets €5,000 for their group.
Each contestant needs to get a €100 sponsor and sell 20 tickets (the club sells these not just the contestant).
MIZZELL IN GROVE
IT SHOULD be some night in the home of country music in this region, the Grove House in Dunleer, when Robert Mizzell takes to the stage on April 13. A superb performer.
TOM DUFF AT 80
A VERY Happy birthday, although its a few days late at this stage, to Tom Duff. He held the big 80th in the Hunterstown Inn recently.
Of course, one of the family is world renowned singer Mary Duff.