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A Century of Clonmany
1980's



1980 Clonmany Youth Club Girls u-19, 5 a side football team won the all-Ireland title in Galway with help from the managerial skills of John Moore.


Clonmany elected its first mayor - John Joe Doherty (Urris)



Clonmany Tug O War team brought home another all-Ireland trophy.


1981 Fr. Gallagher gave the blessing at the official opening of the Shamrock Park.



The plan to situate the Inishowen Dump at Meendoran was abandoned following a successful protest by local residents.



1983 Reunion of Dunree Fort ex-servicemen.



Five fishermen reunited with their families after being lost at sea.



1984 Doherty family reunion in the Isle of Doagh.


1985 Philip Brennan chosen as the 1985 Gael of the Year by a major New York Gaelic football club.



Retirement of Margaret McEleney after 37 years teaching in the local schools.


1986 Upwards of 2000 people trek to the top of Bulaba to the blessing of the newly restored monument.



1987 The The Strand Hotel celebrated its 70th birthday at a special reception.



Urris man John Friel was ordained priest.



Presentation in honour of William Doherty who had served as a postman for 30 years.



The first mass for over 200 years was said on the Magheramore Mass-rock. Fr. Gallagher was chief concelebrant.



1988 Urris Church celebrated its 100th anniversary.


The new grotto in the Urris graveyard was blessed by Bishop Edward Daly.



A committee was formed to take over the old Market House with the aim of turning it into a Community Centre and Museum.



Phil Doherty opened a new Centra supermarket.



Clonmany newsletter was launched.



Eight new houses for the elderly were opened at Cleagh.



The weekly church bulletin was introduced.



1989 Geraldine and Danny McCarron started business in the Keg O Poteen.



St.Brigid's Youth Club was established - so called because it was formed on the eve of the feast of St. Brigid.



Ballyliffin Hotel was extended and a new ballroom opened.



A new branch of the Irish Red Cross Society was started in Clonmany.



Clonmany Chapel was redecorated and a new electronic bell system was installed.


 


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