Guth & Tuairim, Meán Fómhair 1979

lmt. 1 Uimh. 6 Mean Fomhair 1979 Taille 15p. Like our diabolical roads, we have the worst telephone system in Ireland. And yet, the Department or Post and Telegraphs were last , week advising Cork subscribers that they can now dial direct to Sri Lanka. So, once again, it is obvious that Donegal is the forgotten county. Successiv.e Governments have ignored our plight, with the result that we have an ancient telephone system that could be regarded as a joke -but tor the tact that it is probably costing us thousands of pounds as tourists stay away, Industrialists provide jobs elsewhere and potential sales are lost. I could give hundreds or examples or eXperiences people have had when trying to make a simple phoneoall (Corr uair bh,adh se n!os gaiste siul leis an teachtaireaoht), but that would achieve nothing. At the moment a very bad relationship exists between the general public and the telephonists, but the problem must be causing as much stress to them as it is to us. · Ta scf i n-am · duinn an locht a dh!riu ar an Roinn Poist agus Teileagrar agus ouir i n-iul doibh go bhfuil muid dubh, doite de na gouid neamheiteaohtacht. Caithfidh na 20,000 duine a bhfuil gUthain acu i dT!r Chonaill oothrom na teinne a thiil. · that converted Sir John Olphert'a Ballyconnell to a Loretto Convent C.1928. At the moment, a looal T.D. is calling tor the withholding or all telephone aooounts to focus attention on the issue. This may or may not be extreme action to take, but certainly something drastic has to be done. We suggest that a telephone subscribers "Action Committee" be set up immediately to examine the matter. B!odh do ghuth le oluinstin - ma thaigheann tu'lfnet Sunday 19th August, the Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, the Right Rev. Dr. Earnes, dedicated a Bell at the Church of St•. ~drew, Carrickfin. As 4 p.m• .drew close, a considerable congregation gathered outside the door to hear the voice of a Church Warden cry out, "Right Reverend Father in God, we request you ·to dedicate this bell to the glory of God and for use in this Church of St. Andrew, Carrickfin." The Bishop then dedicated the Bell, after which the peels rang out, being carried over by the brisk breeze, and the congregation inside for a service of Dedication which included the Hymn, "Jesus Calls Us~ O'er the Tumult," a hymn dedicated to St. Andrew, words of which are very much akin to our way of life in tpe Rosses and Gweedore, when it talks about tbe Restless sea, the Galilean Lake. In his sermon, His Grace mentioned the good work that Knox, the Rector for Gweedore and Templecrone was soing, and went on to detail the splendour of being able to ring out the bells from Carrickfin. Members of the congregation were invited back to tea by the seaside given most generously by members of the Carrickfin community, which gave his Grace an opportunity meet .the tion. ''Hey gorgeous, what are you domg . ton1ght ?.. .. ..... -