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It appears that the former furniture shop of Tweedy Acheson's has finally been let to a new owner.
Trading would seem to be rather
complicated as they don't seem to have access to the door. Customers
will presumably be advised to bring their own forklift and/or ladders!
lot of building work has been going on at the old Market yard. Powerful
machines and sturdy men have beavered away for weeks and produced this
rather large and empty car park with a strange looking central ornament.
Now all this work has suddenly stopped again an all is wrapped in an expectant silence.
Our editors hope soon to be able
to sit in the new development's classy restaurant - looking out over
the Roe towards the Rough Fort whilst sipping his coffee beside a
string quartet playing beautiful music - has had to be shelved yet
old milk-yard, which used to belong to Leckpatrick and was an endless
source of milk, yoghurt and early morning noise, has been lying empty
for ten or more years. Finally, at the height of a building slump,
somebody has decided to do something with the place.
Good luck boys!
splendid vehicle ploughs the seas between Magilligan and Greencastle and
gives a valuable service to locals and tourists alike. Unfortunately - like
many small ferry services in Europe - it has been relying on a government grant - and this money is about to run out.
All relevant authorities have so far washed their hands of this problem and have more or less told the ferry company:
can sink or swim, because we plan to leave you high and dry". Most of
these options are of course not very attractive for this kind of craft.
Greencastle and Limavady
councils plead abject poverty and the relevant Stormont minister says
that there is no money for cross border ferries. This is a crying
shame, because the ferry has given sterling service over the last few
The News Browser has a special interest in the preservation of this ferry of course, because our description of a trip around the valley relies on this vessel for whatever little plot-line the story has!
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