Glenties Notes 13th July 2012

Water Safety Weeks 2012:
The annual water safety weeks will take place in Narin and Portnoo during the weeks of Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August and Monday 6th to Friday 10th August. The aim of these weeks is to increase awareness of all aspects of sea swimming and water safety. All levels of beginners and swimmers are welcome; under the supervision of qualified instructors they will work towards a suitable certificate awarded by Irish Water Safety. Registration for all will take place at the beach at 10 a.m. on Monday 30th July and Monday 6th August and a timetable will be given to the parents then.

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Joseph Brennan, Main Street and Stephanie O’ Connell, Naomh Connaill Close, Glenties, who were married on Saturday 30th June.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 3rd July ’12 were – Anthony Burke, Bruckless won € 300; Anna Cannon, Kilcar, Dim Melly, Rooskey, Vincent Ward, Fintown, Seamus Deane, Kilcar, Anne Kennedy, Dungloe, Michelle Mc Brearty, Kilcar, Michael Langan, Fintown, Maureen Kennedy, Co. Down, Mary Doherty and Anne Boyle won € 100 each; P. Rooney, Co. Down, Anne Whyte, Ardara, Breege Roarty, Glenties, Kitty Mc Glynn, Fintown, Isobella Mc Loone, Fiona Boyle, Eíméar Doherty, Paula Hegarty and Anne Boyle won € 50 each; Carol Sweeney, Rosbeg and Teresa Molloy won € 25 each; Joe Kearns, Cathy Connell, Martin Mc Taggart and Patsy Mc Dyre won € 15 each.

Glenties Community Playgroup and Afterschool:
If you are thinking of sending your child to our childcare facility this year and you qualify for subvention (reduced payment) then this must be applied for before the end of September this year. Anyone wishing to avail of subvention after September will not have their payments reduced; therefore it is extremely important for parents to register their child at the start of the new term. If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact us on 074-95-51907.

Winners:
Congratulations to our Under / 14 Girls Football Team who won the County Final during the week when they beat Fanad Gaels. Congratulations also to our Under / 14 Boys who won the Regional Final by defeating Four Masters.

Thanks:
Glenties Care of the Aged Committee gratefully acknowledge a donation of € 400 from Rev. John Deane – part of the proceeds from the Rectors Challenge Charity Cycle which took place on Saturday 26th May.

X-Factor:
The total amount collected in this year’s X-Factor, which was held in M25 Glenties was €4575. The three beneficiaries this year, The Glenties Playground, The Donegal Hospice and The Ronald McDonald house (Crumlin Hospital) have each received the sum of €1525. A special thanks to everyone who participated or helped in any way in organising the night.

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