Naomh Conaill Notes 19th August 2008

There was no winner of last weeks lotto.Two prizes of 50 Euro went to James Quinn,Cloghan and James Gallagher Ardara.The numbers drawn were 7,14,20,24.The jackpot now stands at 2,100 Euro.

The U10 blitz due to be played last Saturday in Bundoran had to be cancelled due to the inclement weather.This may be rescheduled at a later date.

The U14s made their exit from the championship when they were beat at home by St Nauls1-9 to 2-9 last Friday evening.

The U16s Co Semi Final match against St Eunans which was due to be played last Sunday was postponed because of a berevement in the St Eunans club.The game will now be played next Monday 25th August at 6.45pm in Glenswilly.

The Minors beat Kilcar 0-13 to 2-6 in the 1st leg of the championship in Glenties last Wednesday.The 2nd leg is to be played in Kilcar on Wednesday 20th August at 7pm.

The Seniors made a disappointing exit from the championship last Saturday in Letterkenny going down to Four Masters 3-7 to 4-11.Both the Seniors and Reserves are due to have league games this weekend.

The club are taking out a calendar for 2009 and anyone interested can buy a day on the calendar for 10 Euro and display a message or greeting on that date.For more information contact Paddy Boyle or Muriel Hegarty.

Duke Special to play at Harvest Fair

Duke Special is an artist aptly named. Dynamic, musically ambitious and bracingly eccentric, he’s right on cue to charm Britain with his inimitable style and lush musicality. Hailing from Belfast with a sound that is self-confessed “hobochic”, Duke Special – AKA the endlessly inventive Peter Wilson – is once heard, never forgotten.

A tour de force on vinyl, he’s equally vibrant on stage. Often joined by a small collective of eccentric musicians – Temperance Society Chip Bailey (drums /percussion), Councillor Réa Curran (trumpet/ harmonium) and Morris-Dancing Ben Hales (guitar/backing vocals) – the performance easily matches the music for sheer grandeur and individuality.

In your average show you can expect Peter’s balmy vocals and dreadlocked persona to be accompanied by the theatrics of an old gramophone, a velvet-encased piano, Stumpf fiddles and collection of makeshift instruments, all of which bring the soul of Duke Special to life.

He’s also shared a stage with a host of artists including Rufus Wainwright and Van Morrison a big influence on Duke. "What I’m trying to put across is something that’s more than just a singer-songwriter playing his songs. I want it to be a show that moves people, but also entertains them too."

Date: Thursday 11th September
Venue: Highlands Hotel, Main Street, Glenties, Co. Donegal
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Glenties Notes 12th August 2008

On Saturday 26th July 2008 Noreen Robinson and Kevin Mc Monagle were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties. Fr. Pat Prendergast officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Noreen is a daughter of Noel and the late Bridie Conefry, Mill Road, Glenties and Kevin is a son of Charlie and Jean Mc Monagle, Quigley’s Point. Noreen was given away by her father, Noel and her sisters, June Kilroy and Angeline Ashworth attended her. Colin Mc Monagle, brother of the groom was bestman and his brother-in-law, Eddie Sweeney was groomsman. Emily Kilroy and Rachel Ashworth were flowergirls and Aidan Kilroy and Sean Ashworth were pageboys. Readings were by Bob Gallagher and Cathal Mc Kinney. Rosie, Katie and Amber Carr, Ciara Mc Kinney and Maggie Dolan read Prayers of the Faithful. The Gifts were brought to the Altar by Conor and Aoife Mc Monagle and Rachel and Princhie Carr. Frank Carr was an usher. Music and singing was by John F. and Pat O’ Donnell, Denise Boyle, Anne Bonner, Christine Mc Cool and June Gilroy. The reception was in The Lake House, Clooney, Portnoo and the honeymoon was spent in the Isle of Man.

The Raphoe Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Shrine to Knock will take place next Saturday 16th August. The Pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Philip Boyce and occurs during the Annual Novena in honour of Our Lady of Knock. Mc Guinness Coaches will operate a bus service for the Pilgrimage, departing the Community Centre, Glenties at 8.30 a.m. To book ring 95551284.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Sadie Ward, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties on the death of her brother, Frankie Ward, which took place recently in London; also to all the other relatives and friends.

The annual Raft Race in aid of R.N.L.I. will take place on Sunday 17th August at Portnoo Pier at 3.30 p.m. This is a great family fun day out so come along, enjoy yourselves and support the Lifeboats.

The Donegal Annual Church Gate Collection for Rehab will be taken up before all the Masses on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th August.

A Monster Bingo will take place in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 19th August – Games 1 – 5 Line 100 Euro. Panel – 400 Euro. Jackpot Line – 300 Euro. Panel – 3,000 Euro. Games 6 – 10 Line 100 Euro. Panel – 500 Euro. Single Books cost 20 Euro and Double Books cost 30 Euro. Jackpot Sheet is 5 Euro. Bingo starts at 9.00 p.m.

Places are available on the following dates for the One day Retreats in Lough Derg – 20th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th & 31st August, September 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, & 23rd. The cost is 27 Euro. Family Day is on 30th August and the cost is 20 Euro for adults and children 10 Euro. Reservations are essential for One Day Retreats and Family Day. For bookings contact – The Lough Derg Office, Pettigo – Tel. / Fax 071 9861518.

Naomh Conaill Notes 12th August 2008

Good luck to our U16s who are playing in the Co Semi Final this Sunday.At the time of writing we still do not know who we will be playing and where the game will be played so please check Mc Glincheys window for more information and come out and support the lads.

The Minors are due to play their 2nd leg game in the championship away to Kilcar next Wednesday at 7.30pm.
The U14s 2nd leg game against St Nauls takes place this Friday 15th at 7.30pm in Glenties they lost the 1st leg last Monday in Mountcharles 1-13 to 2-3.

The U10s have their last blitz of the year this Saturday in Bundoran starting at 11.30am.

Well done to the 3rd team who had a big victory over Malin in Glenswilly last Saturday evening winning 1-12 to 1-4.They are now through to the Junior B semi final which takes place in a few weeks time.

The Senior team were beat at home in the league by St Eunans last Saturday evening going down 1-8 to 0-13 .They meet Four Masters in the quarter finals of the championship this Saturday evening at 6.15pm in O Donnell Park Letterkenny and we hope everyone will travel in large numbers and give them every support.

Congratulations to Mia Bennet, Ardara who won the lotto jackpot prize which was 2,900 Euro. The numbers drawn were 10,17,11 and 22.This weeks jackpot is 2,000 Euro.
The club are taking out a calendar for 2009 and anyone interested can buy a day on the calendar for 10Euro and display a message or a greeting on that date. For more imformation contact Paddy Boyle.

Glenties Notes 6th August 2008

Congratulations to Joanne and Burt Kerans, Kells, Co. Meath on the birth recently of their first child, a baby boy (Jake). Joanne is a daughter of Annie and the late Danny O’Dwyer, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties.

Mass will be celebrated in the Graveyard in Edeninfagh next Sunday 10th August at 3.00p.m.

The Little Sisters of the Poor have been given permission by Bishop Philip Boyce to collect in the Diocese of Raphoe. They will be in the Glenties area from 17th until 23rd August. Their aim is to raise funds for the upkeep of their Homes for the Elderly.

The annual Church Gate Collection for the County Donegal Association of Parents and Friends of the Mentally Handicapped will be taken up before all Masses next weekend – Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August.

The A.G.M. for the Glenties Community Playgroup will be held in the Playgroup Building on 26th August at 8.30 p.m. All interested in the future of the Playgroup and Afterschool please attend. It is essential to get 7 Directors for the Company and a Management Committee. If on the night directors cannot be obtained this will result in the closure of the building. Directors are vital to keep the building open. All outgoing Directors and Management are requested to attend also. If you are interested in a position and require some information before AGM please contact Shuana at 9551032 or Mairead at 9551904.

A Community Employment Scheme will commence on 18th August. Anyone interested please contact 087 9695053 . FAS criteria rules apply.

Childhood Vaccines All 4 – 5 year old children starting school this September are due their 4 in 1 Booster and 2nd dose of MMR. In the HSE Northwest Area these Immunisations are available free from your family doctor. For further information contact Bernie Mc Nulty, Assistant Director of Public Health Nursing at 087 9008239 or 074 9189117

Naomh Conaill Notes 4th August 2008

The Minors overcame Ardara 1-12 to 1-7 in a championship play off in Dunkineely last Wednesday evening.They now meet Kilcar in Glenties next Tuesday at 6.30pm with the 2nd leg taking place on Wednesday 20th August in Kilcar at 7.30pm.

The 3rd team beat Ardara in a play off in the Junior B Championship played in Ardara last Friday evening they now meet Malin in the quarter final and that game is due to be played this Saturday.

The Seniors are due to play St Eunans in the league this Saturday evening.

The U14s are away to St Nauls in the 1st leg of the championship next Monday at 7.30pm

Well done to Donegal team who won the Buncrana cup last Saturday beating Tyrone in the final.The club were represented on the team by players Jamie Gallagher, Andrew Scott and Jason Campbell and the manager is Martin Regan(junior).

The club have a wide range of club gear on sale in Olives or Mc Glincheys.

Patrick MacGill Summer School Literary Awards 2008

Congratulations to all those who took part in the Patrick MacGill Literary Competition. The winners were


Junior Infants

  • 3rd “Watching the Sun” by Sabina Balama, Wood School, Ardara.
  • 2nd “Put a Lagging Jacket on Yourself” by Lily Barrett Mc Hugh, Wood School, Ardara.
  • 1st “I’m Talking about Aeroplanes” by Adam Spence, Wood School, Ardara.

Senior Infants

  • 3rd “The Monster” by Jack Byrne, Killian N.S. Inver. 
  • 2nd “The New Wee Calf” by Ciara Hanlon, Meenagowan N.S. Lettermacaward. 
  • 1st “The Seal and Me” by Leah Mc Innes, St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, Glenties.

First Class

  • 3rd “Christmas Morning” by Danny Gallagher, St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, Glenties.
  • 2nd “UG the Troll” by Denis Mc Menamin, Killian N.S. Inver.
  • 1st “The Naughty Leprechaun” by Charlotte Meehan Killian N.S. Inver.

Second Class

  • Highly Commended “Summer Days” by Dara Beth Mc Loone, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties.
  • 4th “I Am” by Shane Mc Devitt, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties.
  • 3rd “My Dog” by Hannah Sweeney, St. Mary’s N.S. Ardara.
  • 2nd “Mayday Birthday” by Nicola Mc Dyre, Meenagowan N.S. Lettermacaward.
  • 1st “Water” by Alisha Kee, Kilkenny N.S. Glenties.

Third Class

  • 3rd “Happy Christmas” by Manus Mc Dyre, St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, Glenties & “Colours” by Emer Sweeney, Meentinadea N.S. Ardara.
  • 2nd “My Favourite Tree” by Katie Barrett, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.
  • 1st “World War1” by David Moore, Kilkenny N.S. Glenties.

Fourth Class

  • Highly Commended J.D. Boyle, St. Riaghan’s N.S, Drimnacrosh, Glenties.
  • 4th “White” by Emelia Nethercoat, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties.
  • 3rd “Mothers” by Colton Friel, Wood School, Ardara.
  • 2nd “Eleven Irish Footballers” by Jamie Kennedy, Kilkenny N.S. Glenties.
  • 1st “The Battle” by Naoise Mac Cathmhaoil, Min Tine Dé N.S. Ardara.

Fifth Class

  • Highly Commended “Wasp Conversation” by Finnuala Harkin, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin, “Why is it me to blame” by Aonghus Delany, Roshine N.S., “Millennium Forest” by Hannah Molloy, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, “Dreams” by Reece Mc Dyre, St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, Glenties & “Christmas” by Aaron Boyle, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.
  • 3rd “Mum” by Luke Harrington, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin, “Eleven Irish Footballers” by Stephen Moore, Kilkenny N.S. Glenties, “Epistle to my daughter” by Nabla Furey, Scoil Mhuire, N.S. Glenties.
  • 2nd “A Teacher” by Una Mc Laughlin, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin, “Eleven Irish Footballers” by Rosie Mc Devitt, Kilkenny N.S. Glenties& “Today’s the Day” by Kieran Sharkey, Kilkenny N.S. Glenties.
  • 1st “Glenties” by Ryan Moore, Kilkenny N.S. Glenties.

Sixth Class

  • Highly Commended “20 Long Years” by Abby Bonner, Meenagowan N.S. Lettermacaward.
  • 4th “Knitting all day long” by Louise Mc Menamin, St. Mary’s N.S. Ardara.
  • 3rd “The Spring Wind” by Keith Young, Wood School, Ardara.
  • 2nd “Little and Large” by Tara Mc Ginley, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.
  • 1st “Min Tine Dé” by Ella Heatley, Mulhall, Scoil Min Tine Dé, Ardara.


Junior Infants

  • 3rd “A Day Out” by Jason Devenney, St. Mary’s N.S. Ardara.
  • 2nd “When we came home from Church” by Laura Young, Wood School, Ardara.
  • 1st “A Sunny Day” by Taleigha Boyle, St. Mary’s N.S. Ardara.

Senior Infants 

  • 3rd “I am a Dragon” by Ronan Breslin, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties.
  • 2nd “Jack and the Beanstalk” by Oliver Long, Wood School, Ardara.
  • 1st “The Lion” by Matthew Mc Glynn, St. Mary’s N.S. Ardara.

First Class

  • Highly Commended “I am a Spider” by Mark O’ Donnell, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties & “Treasure” by Kieran Furey, St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, Glenties.
  • 3rd “I am a Ladybird” by Sophie Connaughton, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties.
  • 2nd Conor Curran, Niall Mór N.S. Killybegs.
  • 1st “The Secret” by Erin Gallagher, St. Mary’s N.S. Ardara.

Second Class

  • Highly Commended “My Bad Hair Day” by Siobhra Pringle, Niall Mór N.S. Killybegs.
  • 4th “My Lost Rabbit” by Theresa Melly, Kilkenny N.S. Glenties.
  • 3rd “The Teleporter” by Ellie Mc Innes, St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, Glenties.
  • 2nd “Mary’s Lamb” by Saphran Long, Wood School, Ardara.
  • 1st “Albert’s Bad Mistake” by Joshua Perraton, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties.

Third Class

  • Highly Commended “His Last Chance” by Mary Ellen Doherty, Killian N.S. Inver.
  • 4th “The Football Giants” by Finian Ward, S.N. Mhin Tine Dé. Ardara.
  • 3rd “A Windy Day” by Emma Gallagher, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.
  • 2nd – “A Day I will always remember” by Edel Mc Hugh, Brackey N.S. Ardara.
  • 1st – “A Good auld Yarn” by Arianna Bonner, Meenagowan N.S. Lettermacaward & “The Camp” by Niamh Martin, St. Crone’s N. S. Dungloe.

Fourth Class

  • Highly Commended “Christmas Eve” by Molly Mc Nelis, St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, Glenties.
  • 4th “The Dragon” by Matthew Billingsley, Wood School, Ardara.
  • 3rd “An Cluiche Mór” by Aodhan Mc Glynn, S. N. An Choimín.
  • 2nd “Escape from the Turkey Farm” by Joseph Mc Hugh, Kilkenny N.S. Glenties.
  • 1st “The Adventure” by Dylan Furey, Brackey N.S. Ardara.

Fifth Class

  • Highly Commended “A Jungle Adventure” by Mark Young, Wood School, Ardara, “An Adventure I had” by Reece Mc Dyre, St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, Glenties & “Michelle agus an Ullollmhor” by Orla Nic Fhionntaigh, S.N. An Choimin.
  • 3rd Dear Diary” by Nabla Furey, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties & “The Broken Window” by Finnuala Harkin, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.
  • 2nd “Hair Cuts” by Ryan Moore, Kilkenny N.S. Glenties & A New Friend” by Orlaith Sharkey, Kilkenny N.S. Glenties.
  • 1st “Shipwrecked” by Conor Whyte, Crannog Bui N.S. Ardara.

Sixth Class

  • Special Prize “Sisceal Molly” by Chloe Breathnach, Coimin N.S.
  • Highly Commended “The Dragon” by Tamara Payne, Wood School, Ardara & “The Fright” by Haghleigh Byrne, St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, Glenties & “Murdered” by Killian Doherty, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties.
  • 3rd “Friday 13th” by Courtney Sharos, Meenag
    owan N.S. Lettermacaward.
  • 2nd “We are stuck on an Island” by Nicole Breslin, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties & “Day at the Dentist” by Patrick Cannon, Brackey, N.S. Ardara.
  • 1st “The Disappearing Act” by Tara Mc Ginley, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.

Secondary Schools

  • 3rd “Bounds” by Cameron Maitland, Finn Valley College, Ballybofey.
  • 2nd “Lost in the Fog” by Clare Mc Nulty, Deele College, Raphoe.
  • 1st “The Convict’s Song” by Aine Walsh, Ballybofey.

Adult Poetry

  • Very Highly Commended “Summer Wedding” by Jago Hayden & “Letting Go” by Cyndi Graham.
  • 3rd “Blinded eyes to see” by Philip Sharos.
  • 2nd “Still Life” by James O’ Donnell.
  • 1st “In Life, In Death” by Anna Colhoun, Donegal Town.

Glenties Notes 31st July 2008

The death took place peacefully, at her home on Saturday 19th July 2008 of Gracie Mc Dyer, Mullantyboyle, Glenties. Her remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Monday 21st. Fr. Paul Gallagher, Glenties assisted by Fr. Denis Quinn, Falcarragh and Fr. Seamus Gallagher, Lettermacaward concelebrated Requiem Mass at 11.00a.m. Readings were by Gracie’s granddaughters, Laura Byrne and Colleen Mc Dyer. Alison Mc Monagle, Dayna Byrne, Stephen Cannon, Brendan Mc Dyer and Damien Cannon read Prayers of the Faithful. Brendan Mc Dyer, Ronan Cannon, Paul Byrne and Ciaran Cannon brought the gifts to the Altar. All are Gracie’s grandchildren. Music and singing was by John F. O’ Donnell, Ben Craig, Sinead Finn and granddaughters, Laura and Dayna Byrne. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Gracie is survived by son, Hugh Brendan, Ard Mc Gill, daughters, Grainne Mc Dyer, Mullantyboyle, Glenties, Carmel Byrne, Lettermacaward, Bridie Cannon, Falcarragh, sisters, Mamie Mc Geehan, Derries, Annie B. Mc Dyer, Kilraine, Glenties, brother, Patrick O’Donnell, Glasgow, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband Tommy predeceased her in 1980 and her brother John also predeceased her.

The death took place in St. Vincent’s Private Hospital, Dublin on Tuesday 22nd July 2008, after a long illness, of Cornelius Bonner, Doohill, Ardara and formerly of Ardconnell, Glenties. His remains were brought to his home on Wednesday and to the Church of the Holy Family, Ardara on Friday morning for Requiem Mass. Burial took place in the adjoining graveyard. He is survived by his wife, Bernadette, son, Eamonn, daughters, Paula, Lorraine and Eimear, brother, Eddie and sister, Annie, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Patsy Trimble, Maas, Glenties on the death recently of his mother, Mary Ann Trimble, Lettermacaward; also to all the members of his family and to all the relatives and friends.

Wedding Congratulations to Noreen Robinson, Mill Road, Glenties and Kevin Mc Monagle who were married in Glenties on Saturday last.

The Donegal Leprosy Fund annual Church Gate Collection in aid of Donegal Missionary Nuns and Priests will be held on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd August. All money collected will be given to Donegal Missionaries working in third world countries. Your support will be very much appreciated.

Applications for socially monitored Alarms / Security Lights etc. are being taken, up to 30th September. Pensioners wishing to avail of these very valuable items are asked to talk to any member of the Community Alert Committee or telephone – Michael Glynn -9551593, Nora Breslin – 9551192 or John Gormley – 9551258.

Councillor Terence Slowey is pleased to announce that funding has been secured for the replacement of water mains and footpath at Ardconnell, Glenties. Cllr. Slowey welcomes this allocation in funding for which he has lobbied for some years.

Please note that the Summer Camps scheduled to start in Glenties on Wednesday 6th and Monday 11th August have been cancelled due to lack of numbers.

Summer Activities Canoeing off Dooey Beach on Tuesday 5th August or Wednesday 13th August. A bus will leave Portnoo at 11.45a.m., Ardara at 12 noon and Glenties at 12.30 p.m. Return leaving Dooey at 3.45 approx. Cost including travel is €20 per person…

Bowling in Letterkenny on Tuesday 12th August. Bus leaving Portnoo at 6.30 p.m., Ardara at 6.45p.m. and Glenties at 7.00p.m. It will leave Letterkenny at 10 p.m. The cost including travel and food is €20 per person. Laser Tag in Donegal Town on Monday 11th August. Bus leaving Portnoo at 5.45 p.m., Glenties 6.00p.m. and Ardara at 6.15p.m. Bus leaving Donegal at 9.15 p.m. The cost including travel and food is €20. Please book early as places will be limited. Call the Resource Centre at 074 9545879 as soon as possible. Booking for the canoeing must be done by Friday 1st August. All other activities must be booked by Thursday 7th August. Parents permission must be provided.

The Dolmen Centre Committee would like to thank all those who baked for the Cake Sale and everyone who supported it on the day.

An auction of furniture and household goods etc. will be held in the Dolmen Centre on Monday 4th August at 6.00 p.m. If you have items you would like to donate please contact Kay at 086 8638023, Mary at 074 9545216, Una at 074 9545255 or Hazel at 087 1390242. We can arrange to have large items connected.

An Art Exhibition will be held in the Inniskeel Hall, Portnoo on Saturday 2nd Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th August – Open each day – 11.00 a.m. until 6.00p.m. Admission is free.

The Annual Summer Cake Sale will take place on Wednesday 6th August at 3.00p.m. in Inniskeel Hall, Portnoo. Usual stalls on offer.

A Buffet Supper will be held on Thursday 14th August from 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. To book contact Hazel at 087 1390242 / 074 9545305 or Eileen at 074 9545385.

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting 10th July 2008

Minutes of previous meeting were read

Proposed by: Joseph Brennan
Seconded by: Hugo McDyre

Councilors in attendance were:

  • Terance Slowey
  • David Alcorn
  • Enda Bonner

Public Toilets

Nothing new since last meeting


All councilors were met at the Tidy Town presentation in Dungloe. Each was given a letter which Paddy read out.

Ard Connell

The work on the water pipes in Ard Connell has been brought up on several occasions at Council meetings. If all Councilor in the area agree then €86,000 will be spent on fixing the problem. It was suggested that if further funding could be found then the footpath could be done at the same time.


The ESB have stated that they will not undertake the upkeep of the lights in Naomh Connaill Close as they are not up to the spec required.


When the list of playgrounds was being produced 18 months ago Loughanure was place at No. 1 since their site was further on and looked like the more feasible project at the time. Since then they have run into problems but as it will cost much less to complete their playground they have remained top of the list. The Glenties playground will cost in the region of €120,000 and will move to the top of the list once Loughanure goes to tender. The competition date for the Glenties playground will be in the first half of 2009.

Sewage Scheme

The County Council has to put up 27% of the total cost; it will take time to get the funding in place. The plans for the scheme have now gone back to Dublin to be checked again and so this will hold the project up some more. The sewage scheme is going to be a long project and it can’t be rushed.


The current plan for the library is to get a temporary place open and then work towards getting a new building. The Community Centre Committee raised some concerns over the requirements from the Library committee but they are still willing to work with them as hopefully it’s only a temporary solution. Terance mentioned an online system that’s being used in the County. Where people reserve their books and pick them up from a collection/drop off point in the town. This could be used to reduce the space needed in the Community Centre.

Tullyard Road

Planning permission was granted to the developers with the condition that if the road was damaged then the developers had to repair it. If the money is received from the remaining developers is will be spent repairing the road. The planning engineers have been asked to follow up on conditions of granted planning. It was pointed out that the road has become very dangerous with young drivers.


Town Renewal Phase 2

The councilors mentioned that the town renewal phase 2 will be coming up and if there’s anything that needs doing should be put in. The bridge needs lights and could even possibly need replacing sometime in the future. The footpath in place on the street is falling apart with large cracks and holes appearing.

Tidy Town

The Tidy Town received €8,000 from the Council and they hope to have the fountain finished by the end of August.


The next meeting will be 18th September

Naomh Conaill Notes 28th July 2008

There was no winner of last weeks lotto.Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Muriel Hegarty,Glenties and John Boyle,Knockleitrecha.The numbers drawn were 3,16,18,19.The jackpot now stands at 2,800Euro.

The Minors beat Ardara 2-12 to 1-09 in Glenties last Wednesday and the teams will now meet in a play off which will take place on Wednesday 30th July at 7.30pm in Dunkineely.

Well done to the Senior team who put on a fantastic display against Cloughaneely in the championship last Sunday evening in Glenswilly dominating the game from start to finish running out convincing winners. They now meet Four Masters in the next round.

The Reserves made their exit from the championship dispite putting in a good first half performance and leading by 2pts at the break Cloughaneely got on top of them in the second half and they lost out by 1pt.

The Third meet Ardara in Ardara in a play off this Friday evening at 7.30pm with the winners progressing to the next round of the Junior B championship

The club are taking out a calender for 2009 and anyone interested can buy a day on the calender for 10Euro and display a message or greeting.For more imformation contact Paddy Boyle or Muriel Hegarty.