Memory Lane - Drowning the Shamrock slammed - 24 years ago!

One of the most popular features in our Tuesday titles is our Memory Lane, nostalgia page and this Tuesday we recall how one priest hit out at the drink culture which then (and now) surrounds St. Patrick’s Day.

One of the most popular features in our Tuesday titles is our Memory Lane, nostalgia page and this Tuesday we recall how one priest hit out at the drink culture which then (and now) surrounds St. Patrick’s Day.

In March 1988, a Drumkeen based parish priest hit out the Irish culture of “drowning the shamrock”.

Fr, Jimmy Shields said the Shamrock symbol of our annual patron Saints day was becoming a “centre piece for over indulging in and abusing alcohol”.

Meanwhile, also in 1988. Gweedore based plastic bags manufacturer, Europlat Ltd, landed their largest ever contract to supply plastic bags to UK supermarket chain Morrisons who placed an order for 6 million plastic shopping bags.

It was reported that a new company was preparing to take over operations in Donegal Airport in Carrickfin.

For great photographs and memories, check out Memory Lane this Tuesday in the Donegal Democrat and the Donegal People’s Press.