A welcoming hand to Newtown
THE village of
Newtowncunningham is reaching out to newcomers with
the launch of a community directory called 'Your
Community, Your Choice'.
The directory booklet was compiled by Teresa McGee,
warden at Trinity Court, to provide information
about the village to newcomers to the area.
The demographics in the village have changed over
the last number of years and Newtowncunningham
Interchurch Committee is keen to embrace the diverse
nature of the area.
Peace III Good Relations Officer at Donegal County
Council Sarah Lapsley said the local authority was
delighted to support the initiative.
Donegal County Council good relations
officer, Sarah Lapsley, Teresa McGee, secretary of
Newtown Interchurch Committee Ltd, Pat McArt, who
launched the booklet and Francis Conaghan, good
relations officer, Donegal County Council.
"We are keen to ensure
that all newcomers to County Donegal feel welcome in
their new communities and this initiative ensures
that anyone arriving in the Newtowncunningham area
are aware of where to go for a range of public and
community services. Through our projects we are
aiming to embrace and celebrate diversity in the
county and we feel this project is assisting in
delivering on this aim."
The booklet was launched by Pat McArt during an
evening of activities last Friday.
This project was funded by Peace III through the
Donegal County Development Board Peace and