Former post office manager delivers remarkable history book

first_imgLetterkenny native, Seamus O’Doherty, will launch a new book this weekend depicting the remarkable history and heritage of the famous Abbey Friary in Donegal Town.Entitled ‘Abbey of Donegal – Headstones & Heritage’, the comprehensive publication also details 400 graves and burial grounds located at the historic site.Now resident in Dublin and a former Senior Manager with the General Post Office, the Ard O’Donnell man took early retirement in 2005 and for a brief spell lived in Donegal Town from where his wife, Mary (McGonigle) hails. “I was always into genealogy and had done a lot of research on my family’s graves and backgrounds. I would visit regularly the old graveyard at Leck and I also have two uncles buried at New Leck.”But it was while resident in his wife’s home town – they lived there for four years – that inspired him to research and ultimately produce a book that is as almost as remarkable as the structure and surrounds it depicts.The story of Donegal Abbey is the story of Ireland from the 15th to the 17th century, Seamus indicates.“It is also the story of the O’Donnell chieftains of Tir Chonaill, who founded the Abbey in 1474, and their epic struggle as one of the last strongholds against English rule in Ireland. From the Act of Suppression of 1535 by Henry VIII to long after the destruction of their abbey in 1600 the friars continued to administer to and received support from the people of Donegal.” The completion of the Annals of the Four Masters by four of their members in 1636 represented a further testament to the extraordinary friary.Seamus, who put four years of research into the publication, points out that his book brings together for the first time all the strands of history that had contributed to the establishment, flourishing and finally the destruction of the famous Abbey.“The multitude of characters, like Aodh Ruadh, Niall Garbh, Michael O Cleirigh, Ineed Dubh, Lord Mountjoy and many others are brought to life as their lives and actions intertwine and impact on the historical events that shaped this period of Irish history.”The book also details those buried in the Abbey from the O’Donnell chieftains and their sub-chieftains through the turbulent times of the Plantation, the Famine and the establishment of the Irish Free State to the present day.“It puts down a marker in time to record the graves and inscriptions still legible there which cries out for this remarkable monastic site to be given the due recognition if deserves and never received,” Seamus declares. Having resided in Donegal Town for those four years, he had ample opportunity to visit the landmark building and its surrounds. “It’s a very tranquil place and there are beautiful view of the bay.”Despite its history, there had been no record of the graves there but now thanks to the Letterkenny native’s relentless endeavours there is. In all he investigated 400 graves at the site incorporating 1,000 people. “There are also other graves that are unmarked.”Apart from the text and many of the images inside, Seamus was also responsible for designing the cover of the book and the photograph on the back.“Abbey of Donegal – Headstones & Heritage’ will be launched at Pier One in Donegal Town this Friday night at 7.p.m. while on Saturday afternoon, Seamus will be in Eason’s book shop at the Letterkenny Shopping Centre from 2.p.m. to 4.p.m. to sign copies of his impressive new publication. Former post office manager delivers remarkable history book was last modified: October 11th, 2019 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:bookDonegal TownlaunchletterkennySeamus O’Dohertylast_img read more

Chelsea v Arsenal line-ups: one Blues change, Fabregas decision, Gunners pair passed fit

first_imgChelsea have opted to recall Pedro for the visit of Arsenal.It is the only change from the side that drew 1-1 with Liverpool on Tuesday, with Willian dropping to the bench.Blues boss Antonio Conte has resisted the temptation to select Cesc Fabregas against his former club, instead sticking with Nemanja Matic alongside N’Golo Kante.Arsenal have made three alterations after the midweek home defeat by Watford.Aaron Ramsey is sidelined for three weeks with a calf injury but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been passed fit to replace him.Hector Bellerin returns at right-back, with Gabriel – sent off in this fixture last season – dropping to the bench.Olivier Giroud is fit but he too is only a substitute, with Theo Walcott recalled and Alexis Sanchez pushed further forward.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard.Subs: Begovic, Zouma, Terry, Fabregas, Chalobah, Willian, Batshuayi.Arsenal: Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi; Sanchez.Subs: Ospina, Gabriel, Gibbs, Maitland-Niles, Reine-Adelaide, Welbeck, Giroud.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Solar Hot Air Collectors

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img A solar hot air collector is basically a black box with glass on one side. Instead of heating fluid that circulates through tubing, a solar hot air collector is like a parked car. When the sun shines on the collector, the air inside gets hot. A solar hot air collector usually includes a hot air duct connection at the top and a return-air duct connection at the bottom. To improve efficiency, most solar hot air collectors have a black metal baffle or screen behind the glass that allows air flow on both sides.Several manufacturers sell solar hot air collectors, including Your Solar Home of Aurora, Ontario (manufacturer of the SolarSheat collector) and Environmental Solar Systems of Methuen, Mass. (manufacturer of the SunMate collector). The SolarSheat 1500GS measures 43″ x 87″ (a little smaller than a sheet of plywood); it sells for $1,150 (without a fan) or $1,650 (with a PV-powered fan). The SunMate is smaller; it measures 34″ x 77″. Equipped with a thermostatically controlled 100-cfm fan (“turns on at 110°F and off at 90°F”), the SunMate sells for about $1,590.These days, this type of solar collector is usually installed vertically on a south-facing wall. This makes sense, since vertical installation takes advantage of low sun angles during the winter. Manufacturers usually advise installers to drill a couple of 5-inch diameter (or larger) holes in the wall, penetrating the siding, sheathing, insulation, and drywall.One of these holes is used for the hot air duct, and the other for the return air duct. These ducts terminate at indoor grilles installed on the drywall. In most cases, the hot air duct includes an inline DC fan that is powered by a wall cube transformer or a small PV module. The fan is usually controlled by a thermostat.During the summer, when heat… last_img read more

Q&A with #MFLNMC: How is Medicaid affected by the Affordable Care Act?

first_imgAre you a military service provider or caregiver to a family member whose medical coverage falls under Medicaid? Are you unsure how their coverage may be affected by the Affordable Care Act? In today’s caregiving post we take a brief look at the impact the Affordable Care Act has on Medicaid.The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to expand Medicaid based on the percentage of the federal poverty level. About half of the U.S. has opted to do this as of early 2015. These states have expanded Medicaid eligibility to adults earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.The ACA also creates incentives for states to further develop Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) and to incorporate the programs into their state Medicaid programs, making services more widely available. HCBS are provided under federal waivers that allow states to provide services to qualified individuals. As a result, the scope of services may be limited, the populations served may be specified, and the approval to operate the waiver time may be limited.  Medicaid is and remains a federal-state program that is administered by state governments.To learn more about Medicaid check out our Medicaid and Military Families: An Introduction training.Have a question for our military caregiving team? Let us know! We want to hear from you.last_img read more

HC rejects Nagpur Cong. chief’s plea

first_imgNAGPUR: The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court on Thursday rejected a petition filed by Nagpur Congress president Vikas Thakre demanding recognition of his nominated membership of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC).A Division Bench of Justices Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Arun Upadhyay refused to admit Mr. Thakre’s petition challenging the election of Congress leader Kishor Jichkar as a nominated member of the NMC.Mr. Jichkar’s nomination was supported by a rebel Congress group, which had revolted against the party’s city unit and appointed its own leader of Opposition in the NMC earlier this year. Seventeen of the 29 Congress corporators were recognised as the original Congress group by the Nagpur Divisional Commissioner. The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court had also endorsed Tanaji Wanve’s appointment as the leader of Opposition by rejecting the city Congress’s petition challenging it.Mr. Thakre had alleged in his petition that his nomination to the NMC was the legal one as the rebel group was yet to be recognised by the Divisional Commissioner when he had filed his nomination. After Thursday’s ruling, he plans to move the Supreme Court. Both claim BJP hand“This is the BJP’s conspiracy to divide the Congress. They are scared that I would expose their scandals on the floor of the House. If this is allowed, everywhere people will walk away from the party and form their separate groups. The party will take action against the rebel group,” he told The Hindu.The rebel group, however, alleged that the revolt was forced because of Mr. Thakre and his mentor and former Nagpur MP Vilas Muttemwar’s “high-handedness”. “Under Mr. Thakre’s leadership, the party performed dismally in the NMC election earlier this year, and he lost his own seat. He was given a ticket to contest the Assembly election and lost, but still continues to be the city chief. How can one person be allowed to have a complete say in matters when he failed in elections continuously?” a corporator from the rebel group asked.He said, “Mr. Thakre has a secret understanding with the BJP and has weakened the Nagpur Congress. Our revolt has kept the real Congress alive in Nagpur.”last_img read more