Ferry case may be deterring people from attending Gaeltach

ferryThe owner of a hotel in Gortahork says he believes there are less people coming to the Gaeltach because of the controversy surrounding Michael Ferry.

In July 2011 he was jailed for 14 years after pleading guilty to 38 sample charges of rape and molestation between 1990 and 2005.

During his trial the Court was told that Colaiste Colmcille in Gweedore re-employed the abuser despite a previous abuse conviction.

Manger of the Ostan Loch Altan hotel in Gortahork, Sean McElwee says there has been dwinling numbers in those going to learn Irish in the Gaeltact.

And speaking on todays Shaun Doherty Show he said he believes the Ferry case has played it's part....

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