SADNESS EXPRESSED AS LIMELIGHT NIGHTCLUB GOES INTO RECEIVERSHIP

first_imgThe Limelight Glenties has gone into receivership.One of Donegal’s most famous nightclubs ‘The Limelight Glenties’ has gone into receivership. The hugely popular nightspot regularly attracted thousands of club goers to its premises every weekend.However, the popularity of the venue has dwindled over recent years as a combination of emigration and alternative clubbing options swayed the public away from The Limelight. The Limelight is owned by Declan Boyle and Michelle Boyle who are from nearby Leitirmacaward.Declan Boyle is a well-known figure in rallying circles, and last month made history, when he became the first Donegal man in over thirty years to win the Donegal International Rally.However, last week Grant Thornton was appointed receiver by Danske Bank.The Limelight had been on the market in 2006 for €2.5 million which was bought by the current owner Declan Boyle. Although in March 2013, it went on the market for just €625,000.The Limelight underwent a significant refurbishment over the years to become a state-of-the-art clubbing venue.The Limelight has two dance venues, a state-of-the-art lighting system, six bars, cloakrooms, toilets and a number of storage facilities.The Limelight is also famous for hosting underage discos, and the news it has entered receivership has been met with sadness both locally and across the county.Many would’ve regarded The Limelight as the best clubbing outlet in Donegal, and the venue attracted bus loads of revellers every weekend all the way from Gweedore to Glencolmcille. Boyzone star Mikey Graham once revealed they had to fight there way out of the club after the partisan crowd turned on them, the crowd became jealous of the admiration they were receiving from the local females in attendance at the concert.https://www.donegaldaily.com/2013/08/22/boyzone-star-reveals-he-had-to-punch-his-way-out-of-a-donegal-nightclub/SADNESS EXPRESSED AS LIMELIGHT NIGHTCLUB GOES INTO RECEIVERSHIP was last modified: July 14th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessDanske BankGlentiesnewsPoplularReceivershipSadnessThe LimelightVenuelast_img read more

SPECIAL REPORT: BEO LEITIR CEANAINN

first_imgle Síofra Ní ShluaghadháinBhí craic agus ceoil den scoth ar siúl san Ionad Cultúrtha in Leitir Ceanainn an Aoine seo cháite nuair a tháinig daltaí ó scoileanna thart ar an c ontae fa choinne an dara   ceol choirm Beo ! den bliain acadúil seo, agus an chéad ceann de 2011.Bhí seans ag na scoláirí buaileadh leis an dhá príomh bannaí den oíche , Scuba Dice agus Lost Chord agus blas a fháil de caidé a bhí le teacht ag dhá ceardlann ceoil a bhí eagraithe ag na scoileanna sa bhaile. Mar a bhí ag an chéad oíche , fuaireamar seans freisin buaileadh leis na bannaí níos moille san tráthnóna chun agallamh a dhéanamh.Níor cuireadh amach don a leaids ó Lost Chord nach raibh plean ná ceisteanna réitithe againn dóibh , agus san deich bomaite nó mar sin a léann , bhí chomhrá ag – inn a bhris gach formáid agallaimh . Bhí cuid mhaith le rá agus faoi sláinte an tionscadail cheoil sa tír , a bhfuil go breá fós , d ’ ár leo . Ní fadhb é an t – íoslódáil mí – dleathach dóibhsean , toisc gur scaoileadh EP s ’ acu “ There Is No Lost Chord ” thar an idirlín saor in aisce agus is é an tuairim a bhfuil acu gurbh é sin a bealach a bhfuil rudaí ag gluaiseacht do ceoltóirí go ginearálta.Bhí dearcadh cosúil le seo ag Scuba Dice , le duine amháin acu a rá gurbh nochtadh mhaith a bhí ann do bhannaí gan ainm mhór , agus seans mhaith dóibh lucht leanúna a bhailiú.Ach , fuair mé taobh eile den scéal faoin “ scene ” cheoil ó Joe Grace freisin . Dúirt seisean go bhfuil béim mhór san tionscadal cheoil san tír seo ar an raidio , agus cad is feidir seinm uirthi . Bhí ar cuid d ’ ár easpórtáil ceolmhar is fearr imeacht go Meiriceá nó chuig a Eoraip chun ainm a dhéanamh dóibh fhéin sular tugadh aird ar bith dóibh sa bhaile . Ach , d ’ ár leis , tá rudaí ag eirí níos fearr , leis a leithead den oíche Dé hAoine feabhsú an scéal. Thíos staighre san halla , bhí an chraic ar doigh , agus iniadh seit bríomhar ón dhá grúpa cuairteoirí agus tacaíocht ó banna áitiúil Redwood Avenue , bhí muid  uilig beagáinín bodhar , le cosa rud beag nimhneach agus gan ghúth.Agus sin ráite , an féidir moladh níos airde a thabhairt?xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxBy Caoimhe Ní ChathailTo say BEO was a success last Friday night would be an understatement. After weeks of preparation by the TY students of Coláiste Ailigh, Loreto Convent and St. Eunan’s College, the success of their hard work could be seen on the faces of the departing crowd. The night was simply described as an ‘Epic night!’ by Convent student Amy Callaghan.Over two hundred students were fortunate enough to receive workshops from bands Lost Chord and Scuba Dice during the day. These workshops created a sense of familiarity with the band members and left everyone eagerly awaiting the performance that night.Local band Redwood Avenue certainly succeeded in entertaining the crowd with an energetic performance. Playing crowd favourites and interacting with those present resulted in a fantastic start to an amazing night’s entertainment.Lost Chord built on the energetic atmosphere with an exciting and passionate performance. Fuelled by the crowd’s energy, the band left the crowd in a state of excitement, as new-found Lost Chord fans. Lead singer and guitarist David said himself, ‘BEO was the best show ever! And I don’t usually say that.’ The final performance by Scuba Dice did not fail to impress. Their pop-punk sound and songs, including ‘Katie’ and ‘She Puts U Down’ created an electric atmosphere as the crowd sang and danced along.The excitement of the band and the audience was apparent as both passionately joined forces to create a momentous ending to BEO.Joe Grace of Scuba Dice said: “It was brilliant. It was a great show.”These words were echoed by all as the latest BEO gig came to a close.With May 5 th as the next BEO’s date, BEO is surely going from strength to strength.We will no doubt chose more outstanding Irish bands and provide an amazing evening’s entertainment once again for Donegal’s teenagers, who according to Clíona Mc Menamin are ‘definitely coming back’.SPECIAL REPORT: BEO LEITIR CEANAINN was last modified: February 13th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

Related More Brits plan to stay with friends and f

first_img RelatedMore Brits plan to stay with friends and family during their overseas holidayAlmost a third of Brits are intending to stay with friends and family during their holiday abroad.Brits intend to spend the same amount on this year’s holiday as in 2008Most British holidaymakers are intending to spend the same amount on their holiday this year as they did in 2008Nearly one in five Brits book more holidays abroad during 2008Almost one in five Brits took more holidays abroad in 2008 More Brits are planning their holidays in advance to find the best deals, a new survey has found.A poll by travel portal trivago showed that 35 percent of Brits were intending to plan ahead and compare prices before booking this year’s trip abroad.Sian Williams, trivago’s UK country manager, said that more people appeared to be searching for the “best rates for their holiday”.”It seems to be that most people are planning ahead,” she said.”According to the survey, people are focusing on cheaper holiday destinations as well.”The survey showed that 75 percent of Brits were intending to reduce their holiday budget in 2009 – which could mean that cheap flights abroad will become more popular.Italian holidaymakers appear to be the most budget-conscious, with 42 percent wanting to reduce their holiday expenses by comparing a number of different offers.Recent research from Visit Britain and Visit London showed that more people were cutting down on food spending in order to save for their holiday. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more