Education NOW Number One Priority: War on the Trojan Horses Finally Declared

first_imgSimply Thinking ThoughtsIn my thinking thoughts last night, I reflected on President Sirleaf’s 2015 Annual Message and the declaration that Education would now be TOP PRIORITY. Immediately the speech, pundits and critics began to raise concerns over why so late in her leadership since it is commonplace that the development and existence of all nations depend on educational systems. Howbeit, whatever reasons these critics propound to quench their thirst for answers, in my opinion, declaring education top priority is similar to declaring war on Trojan Horses which have been the conduits for infiltration into our noble profession; hence we should rather embrace the President’s declaration with much zeal and resolve.Infiltration Via the Trojan HorseMy 11thgrade History teacher Bona Deng at the W. V. S. Tubman High School was the first to introduce the story of the Trojan Horse. It is a tale from the Trojan War about the ploy that the Greeks used to enter the City of Troyafter numerous attempts, and won the war (1200 B.C.).According to the canonic version, after a fruitless 10-year siege, the Greeks constructed a huge wooden horse as a truce and gift to the people of Troy, and hid a select force of men inside. The Greeks pretended to sail away, and the Trojans pulled the horse into their city as a victory trophy. That night the Greek forces crept out of the horse and opened the gates for the rest of the Greek army, which had not actually gone away. The Greeks entered and destroyed the city of Troy, decisively ending the war.This anecdote is simply to denote how all kinds of people who do not possess the qualifications and capacity have infiltrated the education sector through several means specifically concealed in Trojan Horses.Presently, the education sector is bridled by the foibles and idiosyncrasies of under-achievers and people who do not know anything about education but are in the driver seats.  You find these people comfortably situated, without any remorse of their ineptitude, at every level of the education sector ranging from school secretariats, NGO education projects, classrooms and almost everywhere you cough “education”.There are therefore uncountable number of ways or “Trojan Horses” through which these infiltrators entered the sector and have brought shame and disgrace to it.Via Compromised and Misplaced Education Workers“Since I cannot find anything in my area, I will just go teach”.  “Uncle, if I can’t fit anywhere, just send me to Education let me be doing something there”.  These statements and people who comply or compromise with them are simply grossly unpatriotic, wicked and possessing no intention to improve education in Liberia and the livelihood of this nation state.Some education leaders are simply deliberately misplaced. These infiltrated the sector when the disciplines they chose did not reap anticipated results. Either they did not read well, or they squeezed their ways through college. For example, some people obtained degrees in Management, Political Science or Sociology just to find out later that employment in those areas could not come by easily.  To survive, they disguised as teachers, in spite of their gross ignorance and limitations, and entered the gates of this noble profession, destroyed it and exposed it to ridicule. These very people are still dishing out poison to our children, and mismanaging education, while genuine and proven education technicians are berated, overlooked, and shamed.Via Private Schools and NGO Recruitment ProcessesAnother means by which Trojan Horses grant entry to unqualified people into the profession is the way private schools, as well as local and international non-governmental organizations (NGO) recruit staff for education ventures without Ministry of Education’s (MOE) involvement.MOE usually never participates in the scrutiny of credentials of private school teachers, neither those of local and international education managers to determine if they possess the requisite pedagogical orientation, professional savvy, instructional delivery tenacity, and relevant experience before they are unleashed into the Liberian educational sector. Before I am remiss, some private sector staff are exceptionally savvy in education project leadership and possess rich experiences; I just happen to carry this hunch that at least their suitability should be archived by the MOE to ascertain they are not contents of Trojan Horses.Via Substandard Teacher Training ProgramsA common entry into the profession is via substandard teacher training programs. Immediately the cessation of hostilities during the 1990 war, all and sundry organizations launched education programs resulting to high demands for teachers.Consequently, people were trained in substandard training programs, pre-maturely certified and dumped into classrooms. These people still hold their sub-standard certificates and creating havoc in classrooms because nowhere in the world can genuine teacher training take place in 6 weeks.Conclusion: Attack the Trojan HorsesThe crux of the matter is that the education sector is faced with so many challenges due to infiltration by people who do not have the passion, requisite capacity and qualifications. In the Trojan Horse story, Education Sector represents the formidable City of Troy which failed to fall to the Greeks.Back in the day, like Troy, although teaching did not make much money, it was a noble and revered profession that turned applicants away because they were not qualified to be educators. All of the unqualified, unfit, mediocre people you find operating education today are the forces that hid in Trojan Horses pretending as if it was a gift, and at nightfall, came out and destroyed Troy.I am sure you have heard the assertion, “If you want to die poor, be a teacher”.  Unfortunately, those who make these assertions are the ones who are hiding in Trojan Horses and entering education, sitting in the decision-making saddles, serving as drum majors, or at the helm of education policy management; these people can be found at all levels from teachers to consultants.Now, since President Sirleaf has declared that Education is top priority, I believe the first thing to do is to attack the Trojan Horses and destroy their abilities to serve as conduits and make war.  To these ends, all conscientious Liberians and professional educators must get off the fence and wage war and wage it with all their bodies, minds and souls, on Trojan Horses wherever they are found.No more should we stand by and allow our profession to be derailed while we are ridiculed. WE MUST POSSESS THIS TOP PRIORITY; WE MUST BATTLE WITH TROJAN HORSES and improve the quality of education in Liberia.I am simply thinking thoughts.About the authorThe Rivercess Village man, Moses Blonkanjay Jackson is a triple Ivy League product, and a Jesuit protégé; Mr.  Jackson is a Yale University Mathematics Curriculum Fellow, and a University of Pennsylvania Physics Curriculum Fellow. Mr. Jackson holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a Master of Education with Secondary Mathematics concentration from Saint Joseph’s University. Blonkanjay is currently serving as Assistant Minister for Teacher Education.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Surerus Park officially named Surerus Park

first_imgPhoto: Mayor Bruce Lantz (right) honours Brian Surerus (left) with a certificate of appreciation- Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caResidents often refer to the park on 86th Street and 101 Avenue as Surerus Park.Last night, City Council made it official, by naming the park after long-time financial contributor Brian Surerus.- Advertisement -Mayor Bruce Lantz says Surerus made it possible to construct the numerous ball-diamonds, tennis courts, and soccer fields in the park.[asset|aid=1726|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=74db2d7ca61f0cf7c80233f43d70ef84-Lantz – surerus 1_1_Pub.mp3]To commemorate the announcement, council also unanimously voted to have a sign constructed at the park, similar to the blue arched sign near Centennial Park.The cost for the sign totals $3,800 and will come out of the Council Contingency Account.Advertisement View Surerus Park in a larger maplast_img read more

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South All-Stars roll over North

first_imgBELL GARDENS – Kasey Johnson enjoyed a nearly flawless senior season for La Salle High School’s girls soccer team that culminated Saturday with the Lancers’ 1-0 victory over Bishop Montgomery in the CIF-Southern Section Division IV championship match. After being the central figure in La Salle recording 19 shutouts and completing its season with a 20-match unbeaten streak, the USC-bound sweeper could be forgiven Sunday when the South team handed Johnson’s North squad a 7-3 setback in the 16th annual Senior High School All-Star game at Bell Gardens. “I thought (Saturday) was a really hard game,” Johnson said. “But seeing all the best players come out to an event like this, you know there’s a next level.” Johnson was one of five local players to compete for the North team, which was coached by Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s Frank Pace. Flintridge Prep’s Ayana Sumiyasu, sidelined the majority of the season with a left knee injury, started in goal. Flintridge Sacred Heart’s Stefanie Chan, South Pasadena’s Ashley McKenzie and Pasadena Poly’s Caitlin Saggese also competed. Westridge’s Katie Davis was a member of the South team, which scored four times in the final 35 minutes after the North cut the deficit to 3-2. El Toro’s Jennifer Stoltenberg, who had a hat trick, was selected the game’s most valuable player. “I knew just about everyone here, and there were some amazing players out there,” the Yale-bound Sumiyasu said. “To be here, you have to be some of the top players in the area. It was good competition.” After shouldering the pressure of leading La Salle to its first division title since 2002, Johnson enjoyed a light-hearted moment Sunday when a shot by Tesoro’s Natalie Romine ricocheted off her head and into the upper corner of the net in the 76th minute. center_img “I wanted to score a goal,” Johnson joked with Pace after being substituted. erik.boal@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Manchester United star to miss BOTH Euro 2016 qualifiers with Estonia and Lithuania

first_img Wayne Rooney 1 Wayne Rooney will miss England’s final Euro 2016 qualifier away to Lithuania on Monday as well as Friday’s clash with Estonia at Wembley, manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed.The captain has a minor ankle injury and Hodgson said he would be “devastated” should the Manchester United striker exacerbate the problem while on international duty.“It’s settling down very, very well,” Hodgson said of the injury at a press conference.“But we don’t want to risk him tomorrow. He’s got lots of important Manchester United games ahead and I would be devastated if we pushed him out there and something happened to increase the problem with the ankle, so we’ve decided it’s better if he doesn’t play in this game.”Hodgson also revealed Rooney would not make the trip to Lithuania, saying: “The important thing now is for Wayne to recover from this minor injury and to be fully fit the next time Manchester United play Saturday week.”Chelsea defender Gary Cahill will captain England in Rooney’s absence.last_img read more

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KEE’S HOTEL REWARDED FOR THEIR HIGH STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE BY CIE TOURS

first_imgVicky with James Mc Ginn Europa Hotel Belfast and Norman Bc Bride of Balllygally Hotel, both part of the Hastings Hotel Group.Vicky with Denis Savage, Vice President of CIE Tours International.Vicky in State Apartments, Dublin Castle.For the 14th time in as many years, Kee’s Hotel has once again been recognised by CIE Tours at their Annual Awards of Excellence, which took place in Dublin Castle this week.These Awards acknowledge hotels that consistently exceed client’s expectations.This glittering event was attended by senior industry figures throughout Ireland and was  presented by Vivienne Jupp, Chairperson of CIE and President Brian Stack. As one of the largest inbound tour operators to Ireland, CIE survey their passengers annually.They assess best visitor experience, including most professional and friendly staff, excellence of food and overall service, attention to detail and standards of comfort and service.This year’s award acknowledged the hotel’s outstanding performance based on the feedback from international visitors to the island of Ireland during 2014.Keeping up the long traditional of hospitality is important to Vicky whose family have had a business presence in the town since 1892. The Kee Family now into their  fourth generation of hotel-­‐keeping, will soon celebrated 125 years of ownership of one of County Donegal’s best-­‐ known hotels.For us, it’s all about team performance and I couldn’t achieve such  success without my hard-­‐working staff,” acknowledged Vicky.  KEE’S HOTEL REWARDED FOR THEIR HIGH STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE BY CIE TOURS was last modified: January 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessKee’s Hotelnewslast_img read more

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My Donegal… with singer/songwriter Keith Harkin

first_imgKeith Harkin is an LA-based singer/songwriter who now spends much of his time travelling across the US and around the world. The 31-year-old considers both Derry and Donegal his home – he was born in Derry and lived in Donegal for around 20 years.The former Celtic Thunder band member went solo in 2012, releasing world chart-topping albums and gaining a loyal and supportive legion of fans – called the Harkin Army.Keith’s parents Kevin and Siobhan Harkin are handmade soap producers in Donegal. His sister Rebecca is also a musician making her name in Donegal/Derry and the USA. In The Round – Get it now on Amazon.co.ukThis month saw the release of Keith’s new record, an intimate live album titled In the Round. The hotly anticipated CD is an experience of acoustic songs and stories from Keith and his band, filmed in an old church in California.We caught up with the multi-genre artist on his way to a live session in New York City last week. (You can click here to watch the session from Paste Studio NYC) Keith may lead a busy life as a world-wanderer, but he was eager to give his take on his homeplace in this My Donegal.Keith HarkinThis is Keith Harkin’s Donegal…What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?To me, it is Biddy’s Gap (Barnesmore) on the way to Ballybofey. When I drive through the big valley now I remember going on my summer holidays to Sligo. It is just beautiful, with the amazing scenery and waterfalls and I still love it when I’m travelling through to go surfing.If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?If you changed anything in Donegal it would lose its charm. I know everyone talks about the weather, but from travelling all over the world I know that if Donegal had good weather all the time the beaches would be packed, the coasts would be covered with houses and it would be crowded. Donegal is perfect the way it is. Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?My wee sister Rebecca. I know how hard it is being in the business we’re in and she is doing the same thing and creating her own business.I respect young people in general who do their own thing and make things happen for themselves. They are the ones that keep the Donegal flag flying.Photo: @keithharkinDaniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?I’ll have to go with our Daniel. It’s amazing, I would be in the middle of nowhere in America and I would see posters of a gig for Daniel. It’s amazing how far his career has reached and all he has done around the world.What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?National Geographic making Donegal the number one tourist destination in 2018. From travelling and seeing all around me, I see that if people utilise what we have and our natural resources for things like hiking, fishing then we really have it all.It’s absolutely stunning in Donegal and the fact the National Geographic is telling the world about all the beautiful places to go it gives Donegal the best opportunities for tourism and jobs. What has been the biggest compliment you’ve ever received?For me, it’s nice to hear from people and musicians who are doing very well complimenting my work.My buddy Jack Tempchin, who is known as The Eagles’ songwriter just called me up the other day and said ‘I’ve listening to your album on the road and I love your record’.Billy Ray Cyrus gave me massive shoutout as well when he asked me to cover Achy Breaky Heart for his anniversary record.I’ve become good friends with Jane Seymour and I played at her gala in LA. I played at the Monaco Grand Prix this year too – the Prince and Princess of Monaco were on the same boat we were on, it was a great big session, like something you would go to in the Drift Inn.Photo: @keithharkinWhat is your favourite Donegal-made product?My mum and dad’s soap! If they made Guinness in Donegal it would be number two. Even though it’s made in Dublin, I’m sure Guinness tastes better in Donegal. Do you prefer Donegal summers or Donegal winters?Donegal summer – it’s the same thing, that’s a trick a question!Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Let’s say the whole Burt GAA teamWhat is your favourite Donegal restaurant?The Drift Inn, BuncranaWhat would you do on your ideal day in Donegal?I would head out on the boat and do a load of fishing out at Dunree, then stop in at the Drift Inn for a pint, go home and maybe I would have gone to the 19th Hole for a few pints in the evening. That’s a good day, fishing and drinking Guinness.Photo: @keithharkinWhat is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?‘Beat it intae ye!’What is your favourite Donegal food?Fish and chip, and maybe a bit of the Donegal fruity curry. You don’t get that anywhere else.Do you spend Christmas in Donegal, and if so, how do you do it?Normally I do be home for Christmas, this is only my second Christmas away from home because I’m touring right up to Christmas Eve. Christmas Day is about being in my house with all the family. We get up on Christmas morning and go visiting to give presents to the kids in Derry and Donegal. We go home like everyone else and eat too much food, watch TV and sleep.On Boxing Day we’d normally go for a morning walk or a big hike. Then in the evening we go to the pub or somewhere local, bring few guitars and have a good session.Photo: @keithharkinDo you have a favourite local band?There are so many I love. There’s a band I used to play in called Ard Ri. They’re all friends of mine, they’re a good bunch of lads and the music is great. There are so many others I like, I don’t want to insult anyone!If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?I would improve the public transportation in Donegal. I created a Facebook page a long time ago calling for a motorway from Donegal to Derry, Dublin or anywhere. It’s so hard to get to Derry from Donegal and it stops people travelling for work and college. I think good transport will create a lot of jobs.What has been the most exciting moment of your career so far?This year when I played at the Monaco Grand Prix. I was sitting in the back of this superyacht with a helicopter above my head. Our boat was right across from the race track and a red carpet was laid out for the Prince and Princess of Monaco. I was playing songs I’ve played in pubs in Derry and Donegal my whole life. I remember standing there and thinking: ‘This is absolutely mental’.Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?I’m so proud of Donegal in general. I tell everyone about it all the time, everybody asks me where to go in Ireland and I say go see Donegal. The people in Donegal make it great. Everybody gets the craic.Follow Keith Harkin on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/keithharkinofficialPick up the new album here:Would you like to take part in the next My Donegal? Email info@donegaldaily.comMy Donegal… with singer/songwriter Keith Harkin was last modified: December 15th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:keith harkinMUSICMY DONEGALsingerlast_img read more

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The most expensive squads in Europe revealed and ranked

first_img Man City won the Premier League with a squad full of expensive stars Most read on talkSPORT.com If there is one thing that rings true across the entire footballing world, it is that you have to spend money to win trophies.Being able to splash the cash is even more imperative across Europe’s top leagues, where last season’s champions were some of the richest teams on the planet. *Top five leagues are: English Premier League, French Ligue 1, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings revealed Juve spent €100million to sign Cristiano Ronaldo over the summer 15. Atletico Madrid – squad assembled for €330m14. Monaco – squad assembled for €331m13. Internazionale – squad assembled for €339m12. Bayern Munich – squad assembled for €38011. Everton – squad assembled for €385m Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Transfer fees continue to get higher and higher, and it surely won’t be long until Neymar is no longer the world’s most expensive player.Signing one player for almost £200million was always going to raise eyebrows, but that only plays a small role in building a strong team.The truly rich teams can make standout signings like that while also spending a good £30 or £40million on every player they bring to the club. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker 5 latest predicted Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion tense center_img 5 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 5 When you are spending that kind of cash every year the value of your squad increases remarkably fast, but just who has the most expensively assembled squad currently playing?The CIES Football Observatory have gone through every team in each of Europe’s top five leagues to determine just how much has been spent on building their current squad.We have used this data to present the 20 most expensive squads currently around, and you can see the results below…20. Borussia Dortmund – squad assembled for €264m19. Leicester City – squad assembled for €276m18. Roma – squad assembled for €295m17. Napoli – squad assembled for €296m16. Milan – squad assembled for €302m REVEALED Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos 6. Chelsea – squad assembled for €673m5. Barcelona – squad assembled for €691m4. Liverpool – squad assembled for €705m3. Manchester United – squad assembled for €786m2. Paris Saint-Germain – squad assembled for €788m1. Manchester City – squad assembled for €976m Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Milan fell foul of FFP rules as they spent big to improve their squad silverware SORRY 10. Tottenham Hotspur – squad assembled for €393m9. Arsenal – squad assembled for €428m8. Real Madrid – squad assembled for €447m7. Juventus – squad assembled for €532m 5 Everton’s transfer outlay over the last couple of years has been huge BEST OF 5 Man City have the most expensively assembled squad in football history scrap last_img read more

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MAN APPEARS IN COURT AFTER DRAMATIC CAR CHASE ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgA man has ben remanded to Castlerea Prison after a car chase from Sligo to Ballybofey last night.The 19 year old appeared at Letterkenny District Court for a brief appearance.The court heard the man had been involved in a pursuit with Gardai before being apprehended in Ballybofey just before 11.30pm. The man was arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda station.It is understood the man had been attending Sligo General Hospital and stole the a car form the car park of the hospital.The man, who is already before the courts, was placed under medical supervision at the prison and will appear again on Monday next at Letterkenny District Court.MAN APPEARS IN COURT AFTER DRAMATIC CAR CHASE ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: April 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:car chasedonegalGardaiLetterkenny District Courtlast_img read more

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MOTORISTS WARNED AFTER WOMAN TRIES TO SNATCH HANDBAG DURING TRAFFIC JAM

first_imgMotorists have been warned to be careful after thieves tried to rob a woman’s handbag while she was sitting in traffic in Letterkenny.Thieves tried to rob the woman’s handbag while she was in traffic in Letterkenny.The incident was part of an attempted ‘distraction theft’ which took place at the old Oatfield’s Sweet Factory roundabout.The incident happened during broad daylight and only for the quick-thinking of the driver, the thieves would have snatched her handbag. The attempted con involved a man and a woman.The man passed in front of the woman’s car and a woman then signalled to the woman driver to put down her window as she wanted to show her something.When the woman rolled down her window the woman tried to snatch the bag but the driver managed to stop her and drive off.The woman’s daughter said she wanted to make other motorists aware that this spattered to be part of a wall-rehearsed scam. She added that her mother had her handbag down the side of her door but claimed that if she had it on the passenger seat, the man would have snatched it.“I am simply asking people to be careful when stuck in traffic in Letterkenny. My mum nearly got caught.“My mum managed to put the window up in time so the woman didn’t get anything. I would just hate it to happen to anyone else,” said the woman’s daughter. MOTORISTS WARNED AFTER WOMAN TRIES TO SNATCH HANDBAG DURING TRAFFIC JAM was last modified: July 25th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalhandbagletterkennythefttrafficlast_img read more

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Minister to visit Glenveagh National Park today

first_imgMinister Michael Ring comes to Donegal today top visit to Glenveagh National Park.It is the Minister’s first visit to Donegal’s iconic park.He will be welcomed to the region by Fine Gael Minister of State Joe McHugh TD. Minister McHugh said “I am delighted to welcome Minister of State for Regional Economic Development Michael Ring TD to Donegal today, on his first official visit to Glenveagh National Park.”Glenveagh is a key signature point on the Wild Atlantic Way, the second largest of six National Parks, and the only National Park in Ulster.Minister McHugh said “289,000 tourists visited Donegal last year and spent over €83million, according to figures compiled by Fáilte Ireland’s Survey of Overseas Travellers for 2015, not taking into account local visitors. The list shows that Donegal received the eighth most number of tourists in the entire country, with many of these using the walkway and cycle tracks throughout the County, with many visiting Glenveagh’s Park.“Donegal Airport was recently voted among the World’s Top Ten most scenic Airports in the World, the Sliabh Liag Cliffs were voted “Most Impressive Site to Visit” by customers of CIE Tours International, along with our Lighthouses in Fanad Head and St. John’s Point receiving International recognition. As well as opportunities such as Star Wars filming coming to Malin Head earlier this year, and the recent Royal Visit by Prince Charles and Camilla to various parts of the County including Glenveagh Castle, Donegal has a huge amount to offer our visitors. “I am pleased to welcome Minister Ring to Donegal today on his first visit to Glenveagh. I wish to commend staff members at Glenveagh National Park for their interest and commitment to our environment and to preserving our natural wildlife and driving tourism to the park. I wish to also acknowledge the wonderful work going on in the Glenveagh Bridge House Education Centre, which I had the pleasure of officially opening in 2014, and the ongoing dedication evident here, in making the teaching of science and nature more attractive to our young people.”Minister to visit Glenveagh National Park today was last modified: November 2nd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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