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Naomh Conaill Notes 12th August 2008

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Nationwide Special on Glenties Tidy Town

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Glenties Notes 25th July 2008

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The annual Church Gate Collection on behalf of the Labour party will be taken up in Fintown on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July. Your generous response would be appreciated.

Water Safety Swim Week this year runs from next Monday 28th July to Saturday 2nd August at Narin Strand and at Portnoo Harbour. Beginners and improvers will be catered for. Basic Life Support and CPR training will be among the skills taught by experienced instructors to the more advanced classes during the week. The registration will take place at the promenade in Narin at 11a.m. on Monday 28th July. All are welcome.

The Irish Wheelchair Association Church Gate Collection taken up in Glenties recently amounted to 955 Euro. The amounted taken up in Edeninfagh was 143.16 Euro. Sincere thanks to all who contributed so generously.

Falcarragh Folk Choir recently launched a CD ~ “Buiochas” ~ a collection of inspirational songs and music, with all proceeds going to Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin. The CDs are available in most pharmacy outlets throughout the county and cost 15 Euro. Please support.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Gracie Mc Dyer, Mullantyboyle, Glenties, who died last Sunday morning.

The results of the Angling Competition held on Lough Finn on Sunday 20th July are as follows: 1st John Nolan, Belfast. 2nd Darren Molloy, Fintown. 3rd John Mc Loone, Derry. An Cumann Iascairi wish to thank Eamonn Sweeney, Donegal Travel, Dungloe for his generous sponsorship of this competition. We also thank Naughton’s Bar for refreshments afterwards. Our next competition is a Ladies and Juniors Competition on August 10th and our next Senior Competition is on August 16th.

E.S.O.L. Courses (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Classes will start week beginning 8th September 2008. Pre-basic: Basic: Intermediate. E.S.O.L. classes are free. Call David Kirwan at 0749173795 / 086-1740643.

County Donegal Vocational Education Committee Essential Skills Certificate in General Learning ~ FETAC Level 2 English, Maths, Computers. This 60 hour foundation course will give you the basics to progress to other courses or training. Classes will start week beginning 15th September 2008. Small groups with plenty of support. Tuition on your doorstep. Contact Adele Davin, Donegal Town ~ 074 9721705 / 086-8207338 or David Kirwan, Raphoe / Ballybofey ~ 086-1740643 or Brid Mc Intyre, Letterkenny ~ 074 9161699 / 086-1740683.

Glenties Notes 17th July 2008

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Congratulations to Fiona and John Boyle, Main Street, Glenties on the birth recently of their third child, a baby sister (Emer) for Emma and Ellie.

Congratulations to Pauline and John Paul Gallagher Kilraine, Glenties on the birth recently of their third child, a baby brother (Aidan) for Callum and Paul.

Congratulations to Kathleen Bonner and Chad Leafer, North Carolina on the birth on the 1st July 2008 of their first child, a baby boy (Charlie, Byron). Kathleen is a daughter of Neily and Barbara Bonner, Straboy, Glenties.

The annual walk in aid of Kidney Dialysis Comfort Fund takes place next Saturday 19th July. It will leave the Glen Tavern at noon going by Edeninfagh, The Croaghs and Tangavane. Why not join in and see some of our lovely countryside while at the same time supporting this very worthy cause. For further information ring 074 9551170 or 9557978.

The Olive Tree Restaurant is now open in the Dolmen Centre, Kilclooney at weekends – Friday 7.00 p.m. ~ 9.30 p.m. Saturday 5.00 p.m. ~ 9.30 p.m. and Sunday 3 00 p.m. ~ 9.30 p.m. “Why not come and sample our homemade Fayre with a little Italian Flair”.

The winners of the recent “Jan Mc Geehan Memorial Fishing Competition on Lough Finn are as follows – 1st Rebecca Wright, Loughnabradden, Fintown. 2nd Ann Quinn, Loughmuck, Fintown and 3rd James Quinn, Loughmuck, Fintown. Cumann Iascairi Bhaile na Finne would like to thank Michael Mc Geehan for his continued sponsorship of this annual competition. Thanks also to the large number of anglers who took part in the competition and to the Railway Inn Bar for the refreshments afterwards. Next Sunday 20th July the Seniors Open Competition will take place from 12 noon until 6.00p.m. with valuable prizes. Everyone is welcome.

Congratulations and best wishes to Breid Brennan and Kenneth Finnigan, Dundalk who were married in the Church of the Holy Family, Ardara on Saturday 12th July 2008. Breid is a daughter of Sean and Margaret Brennan, Doohill, Ardara (formerly Glen Road, Glenties).

A Medugorje Peace Mass will be celebrated in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday 24th July at 8.00p.m. Everyone is welcome.

The Donegal Hospice Church Gate Collection taken recently in Glenties amounted to 1,571.04 Euro and in Edeninfagh it amounted to 218.96 Euro. Thanks to the collectors and to all who contributed.

Plans are afoot at Edeninfagh NS to commemorate the school’s 70th Anniversary in October this year. The staff are currently compiling a history of the school and would appreciate the help of former students. If anyone has photos, stories and items of interest from the past, we would be grateful if you could contact Mary Quinn at the Glen Tavern. If you feel you would like to contribute to the arranging of the 70th Celebration could you also contact Mary Quinn.

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