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Glenties Notes 16th January 2008

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Congratulations to Maria and Michael Brannigan, Ard Patrick, Glenties on the birth recently, of their third child, a baby brother (Orin) for twins, Conan and Tierna.

Congratulations to Sinead and Kevin Brannigan, Longfield, Lettermacaward, (formerly Highlands Hotel, Glenties) on the birth recently, of their first child, a baby girl (Aine).

Congratulations to Patricia and Julian Molloy, Kilraine on the birth recently of their baby girl (Shauna) a little sister for Orla and Leah.

Congratulations to James Mc Dermott, Meenagrubby, Glenties and Eilis Walsh, Tallaght, Dublin who got engaged recently.

The amount raised at the Self Help for Africa Church Gate Collection taken up in October amounted to 640 Euro. Thanks to all who contributed to this worthy cause.

The amount collected for Donegal Hospice by the local choir when they were Carol Singing before Christmas amounted to 650 Euro. Thanks to them and to all who contributed.

The following night classes will be starting in St. Columba’s Comprehensive School on Monday 21st January – Intermediate Computers, Digital Photography, Simple and Delicious savoury meals, Conversational French, Flower Arranging, clever ideas with recycled materials and wax painting, Beginners Computers, Beginners Guitar and Creative Grafts. For further information contact the school at 9551172. Anyone interested in becoming a tutor should ring 9551172.

Yoga – Evening Class takes place in the Community Centre, Glenties on Wednesdays, 7.30 – 9 p.m. Cost 60 Euro for an 8 week course.

Payroll- Manual & Computerised, 8 weeks in the Community Centre, Glenties, Monday night 7.30 – 9 p.m. Cost €50. Start date 11th February Places available.

Digital Photography (basic), 8 weeks in the Community Centre, Glenties. The night of the week and the time for this class is yet to be decided and is subject to numbers interested. Places available. To register for, or get more information on any of the above classes, Call Ann or Bernie @ 9545879.

Construction of New Mast Behind Garda Station

By on January 11, 2008 | Category: Parish Council | No Comments

The town was recently informed that a new mast would be constructed behind the Garda station. The new mast will be the same height as the existing one but will be wider. 

This was raised at the Parish Council meeting in December and on the night it was agreed to make contact with the company proposing to erect the mast. The following is part of the email sent to the company on December 18th.

Further to our meeting of Glenties Parish Council last Thursday night, a number of issues have arisen on which we need clarification

  • How much bigger is this new mast going to be? (Dimensions) 
  • Will it impinge aesthetically on the town environs?  very important for Tidy Towns committee.  
  • Where could we see a mast that will be similar to the new one proposed for Glenties ?  
  • In the event of radiation levels rising after new antennae are installed what will be the recourse of local residents?  
  • Will there be space available on this mast for local broadcasting on a nominal rent basis. 

The following reply was received on January 2nd.

Tower Dimensions
The replacement tower is being designed at the moment, once a solution has been confirmed I will forward the exact dimensions to you. I can, however, confirm that the proposed replacement will be of equal height to that of the existing structure (34.2m) and that the tower base dimension will not exceed twice that of the original mast (0.88m)

Visual Aesthetics
It is proposed that the replacement structure will be erected beside the old tower. This will result in a minimal change in visual aesthetics (to what already exists)

Structure Types
As the new tower design at this location will be unique to Glenties Garda station I am unable to provide any previous comparisons. I have attached photographs of the development at Balbriggan Garda Station to show both old and new structures in situ during the Garda antenna cut over process. The new structure is on the left and whilst looks a metre or so higher is actually 20m nearer to where the photograph was taken and is off the same height.

EMF Emissions
All OPW sites developed through iProperty must comply with the International Commission on Non Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) General Public Guideline Limits. We have proposed installing an EMF Monitoring Probe at this location prior to the site development progressing into build. This will enable the local population to monitor the current levels of EMF received in the area, pre and post development, and identify any increase in levels as a result of this development. 

Broadcasting Equipment
This is something I will look into for you, can you please provide the following information? 

    • Identify the equipment operator,
    • Provide frequency and power output
    • Provide antenna and associated equipment to be placed on structure
    • Provide details of ground space requirements for equipment cabinet(s)
    • Power requirements

Glenties Notes 8th January 2008

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Congratulations to Ben Craig, Meenahalla, Glenties and Laura Byrne, Lettermacaward who got engaged during the Christmas Season. 

Congratulations to Evelyn Ward, Straboy, Glenties and Charlie Mc Manus, Drumshambo, Co. Leitrim who also got engaged during the festive season.

Congratulations to Michael Furey, Mullanmore, Glenties and Mary Lou Browne, Donegal Town who got engaged last weekend.

A Fund Raising Dance in aid of Edeninfagh National School will be held in the Limelight, Glenties on Friday 18th January. Music is by local talents – Erin’s Own, The Shades, B& J Sounds, El-Diablo and The Next Generation. Doors will be open at 10.00p.m. Admission is 10 Euro and there will be lots of Spot Prizes. Come along and support this worthy cause and enjoy a good night’s entertainment.

Céilí & Old Time Dancing Classes will restart in the Highlands Hotel on Thursday 10th January from 8.00p.m. – 10.00p.m.

There will be a meeting of the Glenties Parish Council on Thursday 10th in the Community Centre at 9.00p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Yoga Classes will restart in the Community Centre, Glenties on Wednesday 9th January 7.30p.m. – 9.00p.m. Cost is 60 Euro for eight weeks.

The AGM which was due to take place this Sunday has been postponed until Sunday 10th February. The Minor Board AGM will take place this Sunday 13th January at 7:00p.m. in the Club House.

Following representations by Councillor Terence Slowey, Donegal County Council have informed him that the new anti-vandal stainless steel sinks, with worktops have been ordered for the male and female toilets. Cllr. Slowey has also been informed that this work, together with additional repairs to the tiling and plumbing will be carried out shortly. In addition the toilets will be painted in the Spring of 2008. Cllr. Slowey says that this is one small way the Council are recognizing the 50th Anniversary of Glenties 1st National Tidy Towns Award in 1958 and all other awards and good work which has been done over the years.

Glenties Notes 1st January 2008

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Congratulations to Seamus Hunter, Meenagrubby, Glenties who played on Winning Streak on Saturday night on behalf of his wife, Annmarie (nee Mc Dermott).

Congratulations to Michael Herron, Letterilly and Donna Duffy, Glenfin who got engaged at the New Year.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the nephews, nieces and other relatives of Peggy Brennan (nee Gallagher, Straoughter, Glenties) who died in Birmingham on Christmas Eve 24th December 2007.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Donal Trimble, Ard Patrick, Glenties on the death of his mother Bridget Trimble, which took place suddenly at her home in Lettermacaward last week; also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Maura Magee, Clydebank, Glasgow, who died on Monday 31st December 2007. Maura was a daughter of the late Neil and Mary, Campbell, Church Road, Glenties.

Glenties Notes 28th December 2007

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The death took place suddenly, at her home of Aggie O’Donnell, Ard Patrick, Glenties on Wednesday 12th December 2007. Her remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 15th. Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. Philip Daly concelebrated Requiem Mass at 11.00a.m. Readings were by her daughters Teresa O’ Donnell and Ann Finn. The psalm was sung by her son Pat. Aggie’s grandchildren, Colleen and Gemma O’ Donnell and Gavin Maloney read prayers of the Faithful. Her cousins Angela Greenwood and Nora Hamill and granddaughters, Gemma and Caoimhe O’ Donnell brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by the local choir. She is survived by her daughters, Ann, Mary and Teresa, sons, Tommy, Pat and John Francis, sister, Mary Gallagher, U.S.A., grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband John predeceased her on the 7th November 2004 and her sister Breege Hogg also predeceased her.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Nuala Webster, Edeninfagh and Manus Byrne, Stracastle, Glenties on the death of their brother, Tony Byrne, Borrisoleigh, Co. Tipperary (formerly Stracastle, Glenties) which took place recently; also to his family and to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to John mc Cool, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties on the death of his mother, Juliana Mc Cool, Ballybofey which took place last week in hospital in Dublin; also to all the relatives and friends.

The Playgroup / Afterschool will re-open on Monday 7th January 2008.

Applications are invited for the job of Grave Digger in Glenties Graveyard, beginning in January 2008. Please contact the Parish Priest.

The recent Church Gate Collection for the Care of the Aged in Glenties amounted to 1, 470 Euro and in Edeninfagh it amounted to 131 Euro. The Care of the Aged Committee wish to thank everyone who participated and contributed so generously.

Website Updates

By on December 21, 2007 | Category: Glenties,News | No Comments

Over the past few weeks there have been several updates to the website,

There is now a video section for any videos that feature Glenties. Anyone can add videos to this section by uploading their video to YouTube and then submitting the link.

There is a new photo album in the gallery with pictures of winter in Glenties with some nice shots of the last proper snowfall we had.

The events and entertainment within the town for the Christmas period have been added.

There are still more changes to come and like always I ask if anyone has anything to contribute to the website please send it to

Glenties Notes December 20th 2007

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Julie Dawson and Mary Brown would like to extend their sincere gratitude to everyone who sponsored our recent parachute jump in aid of MS Donegal Branch. We would like to make a special thank you to all local businesses of Glenties and Ardara, family and friends who supported us and enabled us to raise 2,980 Euro.

This year the money collected in the collection box of the Crib will be donated to Maria Rafferty’s work in Ethiopia.

Congratulations to Bella Mc Gill, Main Street and Maggie Keeney, Drimnacrosh, Glenties, who both celebrated their 90th Birthdays recently and best wishes to them for many more healthy and happy years among us.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, friends and relatives of Aggie O’ Donnell, Ard Patrick, Glenties who died suddenly on Wednesday 12th December.

Christmas Confessions will be held in Glenties this evening Thursday 20th December at 8.00p.m. with a number of visiting Priests, and in Ardara, tomorrow Friday 21st December at 8.00p.m.

Mass on Christmas Eve Monday 24th December in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties and in The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh is at 10.00 p.m. Mass on Christmas Day in Glenties is at 8.00a.m. and 11.00a.m. and in Edeninfagh at 9.30a.m.

Glenties Notes 15th December 2007

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Congratulations to Ann Marie and Jonathan Mc Cann, Ballydevitt, Donegal Town, on the birth last week in Letterkenny Hospital of their first child, a baby boy. Ann Marie is a daughter of Patrick and Mary Kennedy, Main St. Glenties.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Eileen Kennedy, Kilraine on the death of her sister, Sr. Aquinas, who was buried in Tullow, Co. Carlow last Friday; also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Bid Fletcher and family on the death of Bid’s sister, Kathleen Doherty, Buncrana, which took place last Friday 7th December 2007.

Naomh Chonaill Annual Presentation Dinner Dance will take place on Thursday 27th December in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties. Tickets cost 35 Euro and will be on sale in The Clubhouse on Saturday 15th December between 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

A Monster 25 Card Drive will be held in Leo’s Bar, Glenties on Sunday 16th December. Game starts at 4.30 p.m.

Vincent Campbell playing Vincent Campbell's Mazurka

By on December 13, 2007 | Category: Videos | No Comments

Glenties Christmas Lights 2007

By on December 9, 2007 | Category: Videos | No Comments

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