<< 1950's --- 1970's >>

A Century of Clonmany

1960 Tenders out for a new school at Rasheeny.

County council plant trees in the Clonmany Village in hope of improved tidy town score.

A Badger made his way into the fowl house owned by Patrick Doherty, Maghermore, during snow, killing fourteen hens before making his escape.

Willie Callaghan's of Coolcross reputed to have the best television set in Inishowen.

Sgt. Lee arrives in Clonmany.

Nora Mc Gonigle and the Curates have the phone fitted making a total of nine phones in Clonmany.

Patricia Doherty, Tiernasligo builds a shop in the field beside her home.

Neil Noone Ard gets the first television to be installed in Cloontagh.

James Mc Gonigle, Beltra is the proud owner of the first television set in the Isle.

Dan O'Donnell of Tornabratley is the first to have this years turf home and stacked.

A Horse is found dead on the top of the big bridge. Later identified as belonging to Dan Mc Laughlin, Tullagh.

1961 Atlantic Ballroom Ballyliffin opened.

Lough Swilly bus runs over one of John Lynch's pedigree sheepdogs valued at 50 killing it.

Frankies Bar Crossconnell is put up for sale.

Danny Mc Connolouge installs the first television in Annagh.

Fr Douglas commissions Barney Lynch to replace the old worn cement path leading up to the Chapel. New lighting also installed.

Cinemascope installed in the parochial cinema. Preparations are busily being made for a gala showing of the technicolour film 'The Robe' which will be shown on Sunday 4th June and Monday 5th June.

Mrs. Jack Doherty opens a little shop in Leenan.

Frank's Bar in Crossconnell bought by Michael Mc Laughlin for 1,800.

Mains water reaches Urris.

A new 'dual purpose fridge' is installed in the Corner Cash.

Mrs. Celia Doherty is the first to install a television set in Rasheeny.

Improvement scheme made for modernising the Cow Park. A local contribution of 140 will be made.

Statue of Our Lady of The Assumption, specially carved in Austria, presented to Ballyliffin Oratory by an anonymous donor.

Paddy Doherty is the first man to have the new turf home and dry.

St Patricks School Rasheeny is opened by Father Douglas P.P.

1962 Fox kills ten hens belonging to Mrs. Ellie Toland, Roxtown.

Better look out for yourself coming down the Cross Street. A car parked at the petrol pumps moved off and ended up in Mc Cauleys back yard. The driver noticed the car passing but did not realise it was his own. This wasn't the first time that such a thing has happened Michael Devlin Straid who lost the roof of his shed in the big wind.

Glen House is under renovation.

Cattle pen erected at the Cow Park.

Mrs. Rita Friel, Urris has a new electric churn, the first in the district. If only her great Grandmother could see her now, wouldn't she be jealous?

Sadie Doherty (Mc Gee) opens a shop in Ballyliffin.

John Nelson, Rasheeny first down the bog road with the new turf coming behind him.

Tullagh win the 7 a side gaelic, U-16's Tullagh 2-7 Urris 2-4.

Bord of works purchase land for the building of the new pier in lower Dunaff.

Clonmany schoolboys win the County Championship
Nov 4th Clonmany 5-2 Lifford 5-0.

1964 Public water supply extended to Binnion and Tandragee.

Fr J Morris comes to Clonmany Parish.

1965 Jay-Bee childrens clothing factory starts business in Mamore Hall. At present thirteen girls are working there.

Buncrana fire brigade make their maiden outing to a gorse fire in Lower Dunaff.

Car Park constructed at Ballyliffin beach.

While fishing for salmon Charlie Doherty and Joe Devlin of Tullagh find an 18ft shark in their net also washed ashore was a 6ft porpoise.

The road to Altahalla is tarred.

1966 Easter week commemoration held in the Village.

Publicans of the Village taken on a day trip to Dublin by Guinness Co. where they were shown around the brewery and treated to lunch.

50ft whale causes much excitement when it was washed ashore at Binanceighe in the Isle. It is believed to weigh 60 tons.

Fort Leenan after many years is finally closed.

The advent of rural electrification may be of benefit to the housewife but Daniel Doherty's cattle in Annagh are far from enthusiastic after a few shocking encounters with his new electric fence. It is said there was no truth in the rumour, that a bullock wearing rubber gloves on his front hooves has been spotted trying to disconnect the wiring.

Isle of Doagh school closes. Pupils are now being taken to Rasheeny N.S by mini-bus.

Pupils of Crossconnel School threaten to go on strike after plans are made for them to go to Tiernasligo School by bus.

1967 Sgt. Mullhall arrives in Clonmany.

Of the 47 houses in Crossconnell and Tullagh, 11 are closed, 11 have only one resident, 5 have two residents, 8 have three residents.

Planting at the Old Church, Straid cleared for firewood.

Plans underway to resurrect the Clonmany Sheep-dog Trials last held in 1959.

Farmers loose fields of corn and other crops due to flooding. It is the worst harvest in living memory.

1968 First harvest of onions grown from seed imported here from Holland by the Clonmany Development Association. Despite a bad year yields are well above expectations.

Severe wind, Jan 15th, causing damage to houses hay and corn stacks. Electricity shut off for the day. It is said to be worst hurricane in living memory.

First telephone in Annagh installed by Brendan Mc Laughlin.

Outbreak of foot and mouth disease prevents many people from returning home from England for Christmas.

Bord of Works extend pier at Sludden, Dunaff.

First Clonmany Festival held in the first week of August.

Youth Club formed at the end of October in the parochial hall.Games will be held three nights a week.

1969 Inishowen Hotel bought by Mac Mc Donald.

Work begins on the new tweed factory in Ballyliffin due to increasing demand.


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