Clear roads promised for Kennedy School - Chamber

Clear roads promised for Kennedy School - Chamber

Clear roads promised for Kennedy School - Chamber

Roads leading to the renowned Frankie Kennedy Winter School in west Donegal, which begins just after Christmas, will be cleared.

Chairman of Gaoth Dobhair Chamber of Commerce, Eamonn McBride says he has received promises from local politicians that roads on the N56 leading through to Dunlewey from the Gaoth Dobhair side will be cleared in time for the beginning of the week-long traditional music weekend that starts the day after St Stephen's Day.

Eamonn stated: "Dunlewey is a big part of the week and Ionad Cois Locha is where most of the classes, events and concerts take place. I know that from talking to politicians, they are guaranteeing us that Dunlewey will be open and the festival will not suffer as it did last year.

"The councillors have guaranteed it will be open. It is a big boost for local hotels, B&B's, pubs and everything. Lots of people come in and book houses or take lettings so it is worth millions to the area. We cannot afford to have a repeat of last year," Eamonn stated.

The 17th Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy will take place from Monday, 27th December until Sunday, 2nd January. This year's programme boasts a wide range of events including traditional Irish music, song and dance classes, lectures and kids' events. All the events will take place in four principle venues: Dunlewey Lakeside Centre, Errigal Hostel, Dn Liche; An Chranng, Doir Beaga; and Ionad Naomh Pdraig, Dobhar.