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A Century of Clonmany
1970's



1970 Looms are being set up in the new tweed factory in Ballyliffen.



The main Annagh road is being widened by the County Council.



Clonmany sewerage scheme is underway.



1971 A Number of girls start work in the Ballyliffin Tweed factory, in the shirt department, which has been opened by Mr. Mc Ivor.



Willie Mc Eleney (John Willie) composes 'The Donegal Farmer' which is released on record.



Jim Noel changes from foot power to donkey power buying a fine strong ass with which to transport his goods from house to house.



1972 O' Connor Family buy Mc Eleney's shop in Letter.



A branch of the Irish Country Woman's Association is started in Clonmany.



Mr and Mrs Mc Laughlin of the Isle open a drapery shop in the Cross.



Dinny Grant purchases the Ballyliffin Hotel.



Water supply brought to Tullagh.



Pictures start showing in the Clonmany Parochial Hall again. Attendance is much better than previously because of the improved selection of pictures.



Many returning visitors working abroad are forced to return by Dublin due to the outbreak of troubles in the North.



1973 Clonmany Festival Committee purchase the Pond Field.



Clonmany parochial hall goes under repairs.



Clonmany and Urris Chapels get central heating. Everyone is now free to pray in comfort.



Packie Farren takes over the Corner Cash Store.



Credit Union is formed in Clonmany.



Old peoples housing in Cleagh is completed.



Hughie Copen builds a large store.



Car Park beside the chapel is built.



Anthony Doherty opens a Butchers shop at the Cross.



Clonmany Tug-of-war team win the Championship of Inishowen, The North-West Championship and The Ulster Championship among other trophies during the year.


1974 Farwell Dance for Sgt Mulhall



1976 Master Danny Retires from Cloontagh N.S



In Clonmany Village the road is repaired and re-tarred, footpaths are also being constructed.



Great Harvest this year and in many cases double the crop of last year.



1977 Two new gates are erected on Clonmany N.S.



Fr Douglas Parish Priest dies causing a great sense of grief to all in the parish.



First ordination to take place in Clonmany parish is that of Charles Logue (Tullagh) ordained by the bishop of Derry on June 12th.



Fr Chapman is appointed Parish priest.



Mr & Mrs Brown take over the running of the Corner Cash.



Desmond Kemmy opens up shop in Ballyliffin.



1978 Hugh Boyce opens a new pub in Clonmany.



The fox-hunters kill 28 foxes and 12 badgers in a hunt on the Isle of Doagh.



Urris Football Club won the Clonmany festival 7-a-side and made it to the final of the Inishowen trophy.



1979 Clonmany once again win the Ulster Tug-of-war championship.



Mains water is brought to Upper Annagh.



Work starts on the development of a football pitch by the Clonmany Shamrocks.


 


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