I wouldn’t say she is a groupie, but Dumbarton woman Liz-Anne Lacey likes to keep a close eye on heartthrob Daniel O’Donnell. That’s Liz-Anne in the centre in the dark glasses within touching distance (deep breath) of the great man, who was singing in the street during the Mary of Dungloe Festival. The picture was taken by Maire Mullis through the window of the best bar in Donegal, Teach Beedi’s in the Main Street in Dungloe. Beedi’s isn’t just a pub you know. It has just added some brand new holiday flats upstairs. dungloeapartments <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Side by side at the Remontowa shipyard in Poland, Stena Lines identical ferries Superfast VII and Superfast VIII are almost ready to make their debut on the companys Irish Sea route from its new Loch Ryan Port in Scotland to Belfast. Superfast VII left Poland this afternoon (Wednesday Nov 9) and is now making its way to Scotland where it will undergo a series of sea trials before going into service on Monday November 21. Superfast VIII is due to join her sister on the route soon after. The two vessels will be the biggest ships ever to sail between Scotland and Northern Ireland carrying up to 1 200 passengers, 660 cars or 110 freight units and will make the crossing in 2hours 15 minutes. The new ships will offer unprecedented levels of comfort on the Irish Sea with state-of-the-art facilities and even an onboard jacuzzi and sauna.