A 65-year-old pensioner who was overseeing construction work at his D’Urban Street, Georgetown home was relieved of $1.5 million and other valuables by two gunmen who entered his premises.According to information received at about 14:00h on Thursday, the businessman, Noor Ally, was standing by his kitchen door overseeing the construction of a shed in his yard. He recalled observing a man entering his yard and walked towards him.As he looked closer, he realised the man was armed with a gun and immediately made his way through the main access door with the intention of hiding but instead was confronted by a second gunman, who placed a gun to his head.Ally and the carpenter were forcefully taken into a shop operated by the pensioner instructed to lie on the ground. The men then opened a drawer in the shop where they took out a sum of cash along with a quantity of phone cards and other items.The two gunmen then made good their escape. The Police were summoned and detectives were up to late Friday evening reviewing CCTV footage collected from nearby buildings. No arrests were made as Police continue their investigations.
Ahoy there all seafarers!The shores of Lough Swilly is set to come alive with sails at SeaFest 2011 from 1-3 July, celebrating the region’s unique coastal environment.The weekend begins on Friday 1 July with the launch of MalinWaters, a new cross-border marine tourism initiative for the zone between the north of Ireland and western Scotland. It’s followed on the Saturday with a parade of sails and action in the Saldanha Cup, a traditional cruiser-racer sailing regatta that commemorates the 200th anniversary of the sinking of the frigate HMS Saldanha, with a course that takes on the wreck site of the ship near Ballymastocker Strand.Among the myriad family events taking place on shore, SeaFest will also feature an abundance of Donegal’s local food culture, such as fresh seafood from local waters, plus lamb, beef and pork from the county’s field, prepared by talented chefs from the region.For more details visit seafestloughswilly.com.Ends LOUGH SWILLY SET TO COME ALIVE WITH SEAFEST 2011 was last modified: May 26th, 2011 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:Lough Swillyseafest