Donaghmore - Ballybrophy

Elections 2011 - There is a great buzz in the area with the elections almost on top of us. Every day we have canvassers calling all eager for the No. 1. They are all getting a good reception and have a chat and a cup of tea in some houses. No doubt people are making their feelings and views felt but in a mannerly way. All the candidates tell us of all the miracles they will work and we do know all of it won’t happen, but nevertheless they are all prepared to listen and so far nobody has been in bad humour with them. It’s good to see people calling in and the area will be very quiet next week.

Elections 2011 - There is a great buzz in the area with the elections almost on top of us. Every day we have canvassers calling all eager for the No. 1. They are all getting a good reception and have a chat and a cup of tea in some houses. No doubt people are making their feelings and views felt but in a mannerly way. All the candidates tell us of all the miracles they will work and we do know all of it won’t happen, but nevertheless they are all prepared to listen and so far nobody has been in bad humour with them. It’s good to see people calling in and the area will be very quiet next week.

Rain - For the past week we have had torrential rain and there is a lot of flooding everywhere. Land is totally water logged and will take a long time to dry up. Already we are predicting a late Spring, because no work can be done on the land. All the gardens are suffering with the late appearance of the bulbs. We had some storms as well and a wheelie bin was blown over, with all the contents sent flying along the road. The owners got out and despite the high winds they collected all the contents and returned them to the bins.