Tickets in high demand for Wolfe Tones Christmas concert in Letterkenny

first_imgLegendary balladeers The Wolfe Tones are on their way back to Donegal for a highly-anticipated show in the Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny.The band has announced a Christmas gig in the Mount Errigal on Monday 30th December 2019 and tickets are already in demand.After 56 years on the road, the performance of arguably Ireland’s greatest ballad singer, Tommy Byrne, will once again be a memorable experience – Joe McDonnell, Kevin Barry, The Ballad of James Connolly, Grace, Streets of New York, as well as many other ballads, will provide a not to be missed Wolfe Tones experience. Tickets are £26 – €29.50 and available from the Mount Errigal Hotel reception, and Eventbrite.The Wolfe Tones have entered an unprecedented 56 years on the road.  Starting off in Dublin in 1963, the group continue to tour and pack venues across the World. Emerging from the ballad boom of the early 1960’s, The Wolfe Tones started out on a career which has taken them to the heights of not just Irish, but international entertainment.  They’ve received numerous international honours, including the freedom of both New York and Los Angeles, as well as the City of Philadelphia’s greatest honour, The Liberty Bell. The Wolfe Tones have in their ranks arguably Ireland’s most prolific song writer and composer of his generation, Brian Warfield.  Brian has written songs that have become standards with Irish groups across the World, his ballads are sung from concerts to sports stadiums across the globe.  From Celtic Symphony to Rock On Rockall, join the Wolfe tones for a Christmas concert in the Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny on Monday 30th December The Wolfe Tones are iconic, they have been the soundtrack to generations of Irish across the World for the last 56 years. Their journey continues, Brian Warfield, Noel Nagle and Tommy Byrne make up The Wolfe Tones, and they remain a ‘must see’ Irish group. One thing is for sure, The Wolfe Tones will once again make the rafters ring in their own inimitable style.  Wolfe Tones’ shows sell out, as always, early booking is advised to experience a night to remember in the company of true legends of Irish music.Tickets are £26 – €29.50 and available from the Mount Errigal Hotel reception, and Eventbrite.Tickets in high demand for Wolfe Tones Christmas concert in Letterkenny was last modified: December 18th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:concertletterkennywolfe toneslast_img read more

Good defense not enough for Redwoods

first_imgA familiar problem continued to plague the Corsairs at College of the Redwoods on Wednesday, as they dropped both ends of a softball doubleheader to Shasta.The Redwoods women have made a habit of playing tough teams close this spring, and as head coach Maggie White has pointed out, they may not have a great record but they have not been an easy win for most teams.That was the case once again against Shasta as the Corsairs lost a pair of close games, 2-1 and 6-4. Unfortunately, so too was a …last_img read more

South Africa’s first hydrogen fuel cell forklift

first_img4 April 2016South Africa’s hydrogen fuel cell industry received a boost on 31 March with the unveiling of a prototype hydrogen fuel cell forklift and refuelling station at Impala Refining Services in Springs, east of Joburg.Over the past three years, Impala Platinum Holdings (Implats) has provided HySA Systems with funds of R6-million to enable the prototype development. Implats plans to use hydrogen fuel cell technology as its main source of energy for material handling and underground mining equipment.Impala Refining Services is a unit of Implats, one of the world’s foremost producers of platinum and associated platinum group metals. The refining services unit was created in July 1998 as a dedicated vehicle to house the toll refining and metal concentrate purchases built up by Implats.Speaking at the event, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said fuel cell technologies had the potential to provide access to affordable, safe, clean and reliable energy, which was necessary for broad-based economic development and growth in the country.“While the fuel cell market is still in its infancy in South Africa, recent developments indicate a growing appetite for the technology,” Pandor said.Min Pandor, said fuel cell technologies had th potential 2 provide access 2 affordable, safe, clean &reliable energy— SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (@dstgovza) March 31, 2016Starting smallThe minister said South Africa had started to make a number of bold moves that could see it “leapfrog into the leading countries in hydrogen fuel cell technology installations” in the short to medium term.“That’s what we are here to make. A bold move. A forklift may appear to be a small move. But great industries have developed from small moves.”The metal hydride containers feed the fuel tank with hydrogen required to drive the forklift – similar to petrol or diesel in a motor vehicle (Image: Implats Forklift factsheet)Collaborative effortThe minister said industry collaborations were critical in taking research outputs from the laboratory to the market.“To promote further deployment of hydrogen fuel cell technologies, especially in the lucrative automotive sector, public-private partnerships are required to put in place the requisite infrastructure,” Pandor said.The prototype is a collaborative effort between the Department of Science and Technology through the HySA Systems Centre of Competence based at the University of the Western Cape and Implats, through its Impala Refineries in Springs.HySA Systems is one of three centres of competence established by the Department of Science and Technology under the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development, and Innovation Strategy. It was established to use local resources to develop high-value commercial activities in hydrogen fuel cell technologies.The ultimate goal of the HySA Strategy is to enable South Africa to supply 25% of global platinum group metal-based catalyst demand by 2020.Benefits and challenges“Developing a viable fuel cell industry in South Africa has several advantages for the country, such as economic development, sustainable job creation and social good,” said Implats chief executive Terence Goodlace. “As the world’s largest platinum-supplying region there is a guaranteed supply of the metal as well as the potential increase in global platinum demand.Goodlace said this type of technology gave South Africa a chance to reduce its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and reduce urban pollutants, which could help to lessen health care costs and lead to an improved quality of life.The benefits of the metal hydride technology include:Longer operational times between refuelling, contributing to a significant increase in productivity; and,The onboard metal hydride storage allows the forklift to operate at a low pressure (180 bar), which increases safety.#FuelCell technology will reduce ventilation requirements, lower heat, noise levels, as well as noxious emissions in underground operations— Implats (@Implats) March 31, 2016There are hurdles that must still be overcome, however. “The limited availability of refuelling infrastructure, coupled with the challenge of finding the most appropriate on-board hydrogen storage technology, remains a big challenge,” said Dr Cordellia Sita, the director of HySA Systems.She addressed both challenges through the use of a novel metal hydride material for both hydrogen compression and storage.More information on the forklift is available on the factsheet.Source: Department of Science and Technologylast_img read more