The owner of a bar in Co Donegal claimed late night revellers were taking part in the Fleadh – which was taking place in a different county!Letterkenny court.Gardai called to the Diamond Bar in Raphoe at 4am on August 15th last and found more than a dozen revellers and a musician playing in the corner. When Gardai asked owner Conor McGranaghan why he was still open, he replied that the Fleadh was on.Garda Inspector Michael Harrison replied the Fleadh was indeed on but that it was in in Co Sligo.Judge Paul Kelly asked the accused man’s solicitor “Did they get lost?”Solicitor Donagh Cleary said Mr McGranaghan and his father had been in the licensed trade for more than 50 years between them and had no previous convictions for after-hours drinking.Mr Cleary said there was a problem with the area was there was an issue with people getting taxis.“He had earlier left a number of people home free of charge himself,” said Mr Cleary.Judge Paul Kelly ordered Mr McGranaghan to donate €150 to Raphoe Leaf Project.DONEGAL BAR OWNER SAID LATE NIGHT DRINKERS WERE CELEBRATING SLIGO FLEADH! was last modified: April 20th, 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:Diamond BarRaphoeSligo Fleadh
Portland police are investigating a Sunday morning attack on a man who was dressed in women’s clothing outside the Clinton Street Theater as a possible bias crime.Carlos Cervantes, 53, of Yacolt was knocked to the ground and kicked in the head several times by a man who had yelled an epithet at him, police said.Cervantes said Monday he had been dressed in drag for a midnight showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, a long-running cult classic that features a newly married couple and a cross-dressing mad scientist. The movie, which has played in some venues for decades, encourages audience participation and dress-up.After the movie, Cervantes said, he was outside with other patrons when a man came out of a nearby bar and made some comments that he couldn’t understand. A second man joined the heckler, and Cervantes decided to walk away, he said.But as Cervantes was about to cross Southeast 26th Avenue, he said, he was thrown to the ground. One of the men kicked his head several times until witnesses pulled him off, he said.