Tourist News - 07/11/2001
NCN revamps website
In a letter to local newspapers the Senior Press Officer for Sustrans, Kevin
Sir - I would like to take this opportunity to inform your readers of an
exciting new facility on our website providing detailed maps of the National
Cycle Network as well as a virtual online tour. It can be viewed on the internet
The Networks offers many miles of cycle routes, much of which is along safe,
peaceful, traffic-free paths. It offers attractive opportunities for families to
enjoy the countryside and towns as well as alternative fume-free routes for
commuters and young people traveling to school. By 2005 we will have completed
10,000 miles of the Network and over half the population will be within a couple
of miles of access.
The National Cycle Network is a Millennium Commission project supported by
£43.5m of National Lottery Funds.
Sustrans, the sustainable transport charity, has been able to provide this
unique and informative facility with the generous Sponsorship of Halfords.
US Lammas Fair
Are you aware there was another Lammas Fair this year? In New Orleans, of all
places. And they even tried making yellowman. With a little bit of dulse from
home on the side.
You see, 20 years ago lawyer May McGrath went home to New Orleans enthusing
about the Ballycastle original and met up eventually with teachers Clare Neeson
from Belfast, her Mexican husband Horatio Zavalza and their children Lara and
Erin at the New Orleans School of Irish Dancing, of which May is director.
And one thing led to another, with the new friends reminiscing about Ballycastle
and the upshot was the first Lammas Fair USA-style in O'Flagherty's pub in
Toulouse Street in the French quarter of New Orleans last month.
Folk from Baton Rouge and Louisiana state joined in the singing and the barbeque
and sampled the dulse and yellowman made by chef Kevin Marron. "It turned
out dark and muddy like the Mississippi," he admits, "because I used