AMERICAN FASHION DESIGNER READY TO TURN RAGS TO JOBS FOR DONEGAL STUDENTS

first_imgAn American fashion designer is about to help young Donegal students realise their dreams of getting into the rag trade.  Sheila Clancy-O’Donnell came to live in Letterkenny with her young family after spending 25 years in the fashion industry in Manhattan.Now having developed some classes with students at Loreto Convent in Letterkenny, Sheila has set her sights on hosting an evening course at the LYIT. Sheila got her idea to run a fashion course after a visit to the Ardara weavers.Weavers told her it was so difficult to get new workers coming through.“I just thought it was so sad that there is a huge demand around the world for tweed and we have this rich tradition on our doorstep in Donegal.“So I thought ‘why not teach our youth about the opportunities right at their back door? My good friend was a fabric buyer who bought tweed from Donegal for Ralph Lauren in New York, so this fabric was part of my fashion history before I even moved here. “There’s always talk about what Ireland doesn’t have, why not prove to everyone what we DO have!“My goal is to inspire anyone who has a love of fashion to learn all about the ins and outs of the trade. To gain insight to decide if this is an avenue they want to go down,” she said.In developing the course, Sheila has had tremendous help from Magees Weavers of Donegal town, John Rocha, Dublin and John English Linens of Co. Down.Many Letterkenny retailers have also offered to come on board to assist with this program.Here’s the link to LYIT http://www.lyit.ie/courses/lifelonglearning/llfash/AMERICAN FASHION DESIGNER READY TO TURN RAGS TO JOBS FOR DONEGAL STUDENTS was last modified: September 4th, 2013 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:FashionLYITSheila Clancy-O’Donnelltweedlast_img read more

NORTH WEST 10K REGISTRATION OFFICE OPENS THIS EVENING

first_imgAt the launch of he NW 10K are Tony Steel (North West Blood Bike); ClementClarke (Donegal MS), Stephen Maguire of Donegal Daily, Gearoid Melvin (Donegal Down Syndrome) andLorraine Thompson (Donegal Youth Service)The North West 10k committee is opening an office at Letterkenny Community this evening. With huge numbers expected to take part in Sunday’s 10k in Letterkenny runners and walkers are being urged to pre-register, pick up their t-shirt, number and chip timing early this week.The pre entries office will be open from this Tuesday evening 28th April till Friday 1st May 5pm — 6.30pm and Saturday 2nd May 3pm — 6pm. The 19th North West 10k is once again being kindly sponsored by donegaldaily.com and Brian McCormick Sports & Leisure. The charity race and walk will start at 2 p.m. sharp this coming Sunday the 3rd of May.The President of the Chamber of Commerce Brian McCormick will have the ‘starter’s gun’ for the runners who will set off from McGinley Motors on the Pearse Road while the Chairperson of the Letterkenny Municipal District Cllr Michael McBride will get the walkers underway from the Community Centre carpark.NORTH WEST 10K REGISTRATION OFFICE OPENS THIS EVENING was last modified: April 28th, 2015 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:donegalletterkennyNorth West 10kregistration officelast_img read more