Sadness as diver dies after rescue by Coast Guard and Rescue 118

first_imgA diver who was rescued near Portnablagh on Friday has sadly passed away.The man has been named as John Alwright, a tourist from Bedfordshire who was part of a diving group visiting the county.Malin Head Coast Guard were alerted of a diver in difficulty at 1:45pm on Friday afternoon, with Mulroy Bay Coast Guard and the Sligo-based 118 helicopter rushing to his aid. Gardaí were also on the scene. The diver was unconscious when he was taken from the water, and was promptly airlifted by Rescue 118 to Letterkenny University Hospital from Portnablagh pier, however he was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.According to the Irish Independent, Gardaí say that a post-mortem is due to take place tomorrow, and are treating the incident as a tragic accident.Sadness as diver dies after rescue by Coast Guard and Rescue 118 was last modified: August 1st, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:diverPortnablaghtragedylast_img read more

Free entry to one of Macarthurs oldest homesteads

first_imgSource = Destination Macarthur Glenalvon HouseFree entry to one of Macarthur’s oldest homesteadsSaturdays, August 11 and 25, Monday, August 6, 2018One of the oldest homesteads in the historic Macarthur region will open its doors to the public for three days in August – offering free entry to all who come and explore the domestic and social history of the region as they explore the 177-year old Georgian house.Glenalvon House in Campbelltown will open its doors from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays, August 11 and 25, as well as Monday, August 6, 2018. On each open day, volunteers from the Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society will provide free, guided tours of the house.Something of a hidden gem in the Macarthur region, just 100 metres from Campbelltown’s main street, Glenalvon House is a sanctuary of history. From the moment they step inside the hallway and walk past the beautiful wooden hatstand, guests will feel like they have been transported back in time as they explore the 12 period-furnished rooms open to the public, including the library, nursery, drawing room, bedrooms and servants’ quarters. An agricultural exhibition, commemorating the farming community that Campbelltown once was, is also located on site, featuring the actual tools used in colonial times.Described by the National Trust as ‘an exceptional two-storied sandstone home of colonial Georgian design’, Glenalvon House was built in 1840 by Michael Byrne. Complete with a period garden, sandstone coach house and heritage stables, the historic property is noted both architecturally and historically as a rare remnant of days gone by.The picturesque property is home to the Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society and is located in Campbelltown in the Macarthur region, 45 mins south-west of the Sydney CBD.For more information, visit the what’s on page of  www.macarthur.com.au.Glenalvon House Open DaysWhere:      Glenalvon House, 8 Lithgow Street, CampbelltownWhen:        Saturdays, August 11 and 25, and Monday, 6 August –  10am to 1pmCost:           FreeMore information: (02) 4625 1822 or visit www.macarthur.com.aulast_img read more