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Glenties Notes on 9th April 2007

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At the last Charlie Daly Fianna Fail Cumann A.G.M. held in Glenties on the 16th February 2007 the issue of the New Health Centre was raised.  Councillor David Alcorn also raised the question at the HSE Board Meeting in Galway on Tuesday 27th March.  The HSE Reply was ~  The HSE recently finalised the purchase of the School House site from the local Parish Council in Glenties for the development of a Primary Care Centre.  The development of a Primary Care Centre was submitted for inclusion in the 2007 – 2011 National Development Plan, however, Glenties Primary Care Centre was not included in the final Plan. 

The proposal will be re-submitted again in 2007 as part of the annual review of the National Development Plan.

 

Next Sunday 15th April is Divine Mercy Sunday.  A bus will depart Glenties at 8.30a.m for Knock for concelebrated Mass and Divine Mercy Devotions.  Anyone interested in travelling to Knock should leave their name in Mc Guinness’ Café, or telephone 9551284. 

 

Congratulations to Sandra and Derek Byrne, Dublin, on the birth recently of their second child, a little brother (Mark) for Daniel.  Derek is a son of Gerry and Bried Byrne, Ard Patrick, Glenties.

 

Congratulations to Rosemary and Tim Dewhirst, Straboy, Glenties on the birth on Holy Thursday 5th April 2007 in Letterkenny Hospital of their second child, a little brother (Ethan John) for Fintan.

 

Playgroup / Afterschool are looking for small and medium sized bicycles and ride on toys, which are safe and are in good condition.  If you have any bikes etc. that your children have outgrown, or are simply not used anymore, we would be delighted to have them.  If you need any further information please contact one of the staff at 9551907.

 

There is Bingo every Tuesday night at 9.00p.m. in the Community Centre, Glenties.  Please support.

 

There will be a meeting of Glenties Parish Council this evening Thursday 12th April in the Community Centre at 9.00p.m.  Everyone is welcome.

 

We invite all Confirmation Children, their Parents and Sponsors to the Service of Light in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday 17th April at 7.30 p.m.  Confession will take place immediately after the Service.

Confirmation for 5th & 6th Classes is on Sunday 29th April at 11.00a.m.

Glenties Notes on 2nd April 2007

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The amount raised on Daffodil Day in this area amounted to E 3827.19c.  Thanks to all who helped to make it such a success ~ those who contributed, those who collected and those who brought in daffodils.

 

Holy Thursday – Mass of Chrism will be celebrated in St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny at 11.00a.m.  All are welcome to attend.

St. Connell’s Church, Glenties – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7.30p.m.  Good Friday – The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 3.00p.m.  Holy Saturday – The Easter Vigil Mass – 9.00p.m.  The 11.00a.m. Mass on Easter Sunday 8th April will be celebrated as the Family Mass, for which the children of the Parish will prepare the Liturgy.

Church of the Holy Family, EdeninfaghHoly Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7.30p.m.  Good Friday – The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 3.00p.m.  Holy Saturday – The Easter Vigil Mass – 9.00p.m.

 

Please change small coins into E 2 or E 1coins or bank notes, and bring your Trócaire donation in the special Trócaire Envelope provided in your Sunday Envelope Box, dated for Holy Thursday.

 

A Cake Sale, Fun Hour and Coffee Morning will be held in the Community Centre, Glenties on Easter Sunday (after Mass) from 12 noon until 2.00p.m.  The admission is 3 Euro per child for bouncy castle and story telling and 3 Euro per person for coffee morning.  There will be lots of home baked goodies for sale in the Cake Sale.

 

Congratulations to Sandra and Derek Ward, Lucan on the birth recently of their second child, a baby brother, (Mark) for Daniel.

Glenties Notes on 26th March 2007

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Any parent who wishes to enrol their child at EdeninfaghNS for the 2007 / 2008 school year may pick up an Enrolment Form now at the school, or alternatively by contacting the Principal at 9551663.

 

There is a Safe Pass Course starting in Glenties Community Centre on the 17th April at 8.30a.m.  Please phone 086 6033927 to book a place and for more information.

 

The Donegal Mountain Rescue Team is holding a Table Quiz on Good Friday 6th April at 8.00p.m. in the Community Centre, Glenties.  Teams of four – 20 Euro per team.  Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and best junior team.  The Donegal Mountain Rescue Team provides an emergency service to those in difficulty in the remote and extreme terrain of our county.  We are a completely voluntary service, on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, relying mainly on public donations.  Proceeds from this quiz night will help greatly to ensure the continuation of this branch of the emergency services, so come along for a good night’s fun, while supporting this very worthy cause.

 

For reasons of insurance and safety, and following an independent survey by professional foresters, it has become necessary to fell 24 of the trees at the back of the Church.  These trees have reached the end of their life, and rot has set in on some of them.  There is a danger that they could fall in a storm and damage the Church, or injure or kill someone.  It is the legal responsibility of the owner (the Parish in this case) to act on the advice that we have received.  The trees will be replaced by new trees.

 

GAP Tourism would like to invite all past employees of Bord na Mona to the Official Launch of the GAP Walking Trail at the Bord na Mona Site, Kilraine.  This takes place on Thursday 29th March 2007 at 10.00a.m.  Everyone is welcome.

 

The weekend of 30th March – 1st April is a ‘Renewal of Faith Weekend for Youth’ in Falcarragh.  Accommodation is available, free of charge.  For further details contact Fr. Denis Quinn at 9135196.

Glenties Notes on 19th March 2007

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Congratulations to Sharon and John Lynch, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties on the birth recently of their third child, a baby sister (Lara) for Dean and Dylan.

 

Family Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to The Immaculate Heart of Mary in honour of The Feast of The Annunciation will take place at Knock Shrine on Sunday 25th March.  Rosary is at 2.30p.m. and Mass is at 3.00p.m. followed by Benediction.

 

The Diocesan Agency for Marriage and The Family ~ Accord ~ is looking for group workers for its Marriage Education Services.  For further information contact Accord, The Diamond, DonegalTown, at 9723944, or email donegalaccord@eircom.net .

 

A Swimming Pool in Portnoo, When? A meeting will take place in the Dolmen Centre, Kilclooney on Monday 26th March, where this question will be put to Local Representatives, TDs, and CountyCouncillors, who will be attending.  Everyone is invited to attend to show that the support, and the need, for a swimming pool in the area, is strong. 

 

Scoil Mhuire’s annual Book Fair takes place this week from Tuesday 20th ~ Friday 23rd March.  It will open every evening from 3.00p.m.~ 4.30p.m. with a late opening on Thursday until 6.00p.m.

Glenties Notes on 12th March 2007

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On Friday 16th March a ‘Night at the Races’ will be held in Keeney’s Bar Glenties in aid of the Lifeboats at 10.00p.m.  Everyone is welcome. 

 

The 11.00a.m. Mass on Sunday 18th March will be celebrated as the Family Mass.  The Theme of the Mass will be “Mother’s Day”.

 

Sincere sympathy is extended to Frank Mc Donnell, Glen road, Glenties on the death of his father, Frank Mc Donnell, Monaghan, which took place last week.

 

Congratulations to Declan Bonner, Glen road, Glenties and Isobel Cunningham, Ardara, who got engaged recently.

 

On Saturday 3rd March 2007 Caroline Doherty and Gerard Cannon were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.  Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. Eddie Gallagher and Fr. Paul Mc Geehan officiated and concelebrated Nuptial Mass.  Caroline is a daughter of Paddy and Bridie Doherty, Mill Road, Glenties and Gerard is a son of Máire and the late Sean Cannon, Glencolmcille. The bride was given away by her father and she was attended by her sisters Anita Doherty and Breege Mc Ginty.  Brother of the groom, Brendan Cannon was bestman and another brother, Ciaran was groomsman.  Emma Doherty, niece of the bride was flowergirl.  Oin Burke, nephew of the groom and Dylan Doherty, nephew of the bride were pageboys.  Readings were by Patrick G. Doherty, brother of the bride and Caroline Cannon, sister of the groom.  Prayers of the Faithful were read by Pauline and Brenda Doherty and Majella Cody.  The Gifts were brought to the Altar by both mothers.  A reflection was read by Tanya Doherty, niece of the bride.  Angela Flanagan was the soloist.  The reception was held in The Court Hotel, Gweedore and the honeymoon is being spent in Dubai.

Glenties Notes on 5th March 2007

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Congratulations to Caroline Doherty, Mill Road, Glenties and Gerard Cannon, Malinmore, Glencolmcille who were married in Glenties on Saturday last.

The death took place in LetterkennyHospital on Wednesday 28th February 2007 of Anthony Boyle, Mullanmore, Glenties.  His remains were brought to his home on Thursday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday morning.  Fr. Paul Gallagher C.C. Glenties and Fr. Denis Quinn P.P. Falcarragh concelebrated RequiemMass.  Readings were by his nephew, Terence Mc Cormick and Prayers of the Faithful were read by a neighbour, Andrea Molloy.  The Gifts were brought to the Altar by grandniece, Jenifer and grandnephew Joseph.  Music and singing were by Sr. Immaculata and Nora Gallagher.  Burial took place in the New Graveyard.  He is survived by one brother, James, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended.  Five brothers, Paddy, Hugh, Danny, John and Joe and two sisters, Bridget and Mary predeceased him.  Anthony spent some time in England and a number of years in America before returning to his native Mullanmore in 1991.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Una Hegarty, Mullantyboyle, Glenties on the death recently in DungloeHospital, of her brother Eddie Boyle, Bunaman, Annagry.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Bridget Boyle, Loughnabraddan, Fintown who died recently.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Jean Campbell, Ard Patrick, on the death of her mother and to Annie Boyle, Narin Road, Glenties on the death of her sister, Nellie Moy, Glenfin(formerly Mc Loone, The Croaghs), which took place last week; also to all the relatives and friends.

A public meeting will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Monday 12th March at 8.00p.m.  The topic under discussion will be – Support for Deirdre Grants Project – (Community run Breast screening unit for Donegal).  Everyone is welcome.          `

DLDC’s Rural Resource Worker Garvan Connolly, will be available to provide information and advice on various agricultural schemes & social welfare entitlements for farming / fishing families.  Garvan will also be available to provide information on other services provided by Donegal Local Development Company such as Enterprise Start Up, Community Development, the LEADER+ and National Rural Development Programmes, CLAR, Community Based Youth Initiative, Job Club, Job Initiative, Regional Employment Service &Rural Social Scheme.  The service offered by Garvan is free and confidential.  For more information contact Garvan at 074 – 91 27056.  The Rural Resource Worker will be available in the Community Centre, Glenties on Wednesday 21st March 2007 from 2.30p.m. until 4.30p.m.

There will be an Evening of Prayer and Testimony by Arthur Mc Closkey entitled, “My Healing from Gambling and Alcohol in Medjugorje” in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties next Sunday 11th March at 8.00p.m.  Everyone is welcome.

Maria Schrade of Letterbarrow, a qualified horologist with many years experience, is currently providing a watch repair service including – complete overhaul – glass replacement, round & shaped – battery replacement – stem & crown replacement – dial & clasp repair – bracelet alteration & repair – reseal up to 5atm.  Your local drop off & pick up point is available at The Paper Stop, Glenties.

Glenties Notes on 26th February 2007

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Congratulations to our U – 21 team, who won the county final against Killybegs in Ballybofey last Saturday 24th February.

 

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Kathleen Beasley (nee Campbell), who died in England on Friday 23rd February 2007.  Kathleen was a daughter of the late Neil and Mary Campbell, formerly of Church Road, Glenties.

 

Congratulations to Stephen Mc Cahill, Ardara who was among the winners of the Donegal County Council / Rehab “People of the Year “ Awards for 2006. Stephen is a native of Derries, Glenties and is a very deserving winner.  Congratulations also to Conal Shovlin, Sandfield who is another very deserving award winner.

 

The next Table Quiz, in aid of the Comprehensive School Students Trip to Medjugorje, will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Tuesday 6th March.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

 

A collection of clothes, books, videos, CDs, jewellery, unwanted gifts and bric-a-brac in aid of the Charity Shop, Market Square, Letterkenny, run by the Jason Clarke Foundation for Brain Injury will be taken up at Glenties Community Centre on Wednesday 14th March from 12 noon – 2.00p.m.  This is an organization that sends people with brain injury to China for treatment.  Contact numbers are 087 2602842 and 074 9121787.

Glenties Notes on 19th February 2007

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Glenties Afterschool are looking for some green and white knitting wool.  If you have some, could you please drop it into the AfterschoolBuilding on the Glen Road.  Thank You.

Naomh Chonaill GAA Club are having a registration night in the clubhouse on Friday 23rd February between 8.00p.m. and 9.00p.m.  Membership fee for the year is

E 25.  There is an option of an annual subscription of E 100, which would entitle the member to be included in the Weekly Lotto for a year.  All old and new members are welcome.

A Ceili Sets and Barn Dance will be held in the Highlands Hotel Glenties on Saturday 3rd March from 9.00p.m. – 12 Midnight.  Music is by Martin Doogan.  Refreshments will be served.

A 4-week Patchwork Craft Class begins on Tuesday 27th February in the ComprehensiveSchool, Glenties from 7.30p.m. – 9.30p.m.  If you are interested in booking a place please contact Anne at 086 3791621 before tomorrow, Friday 23rd February.

If you would like a Morning of Relaxation for Mind and Body come to the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Tuesday 27th February from 10.00a.m. – 12 noon.  All welcome. 

Congratulations to Olivia and Eamon Oates, Sligo on the birth recently of their first child, a baby girl – Erin Gracie.  Olivia is a daughter of Una and Christy Hegarty, Mullantyboyle, Glenties.

The death took place in LetterkennyHospital on Sunday11th February 2007 of Packie Boyle, GweebarraBridge, Lettermacaward.  His remains were brought to Derries, Glenties for waking later that evening and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday morning.  Fr. Paul Gallagher celebrated RequiemMass.  Readings were by nieces Martina Rodgers and Kathleen Mc Groarty.  The Gifts were brought to the Altar by granddaughters, Melissa and Sharon Browne.  Music and singing was by Sr. Immaculate and Nora Gallagher.  Burial took place in the New Graveyard, Glenties.  Packie is survived by his wife, Nan, daughter, Anne Browne, sons, John and James, brother, Jimmy, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.  He was predeceased by his son Packie in 1979.  His brother, Eugene, sisters, Mary Hanlon and Nora Boyle also predeceased him.

The death took place in The Community Hospital, Killybegs on Friday 16th February 2007 of Peter Connaghan, Lugnagillew, Glenties.  His remains were brought to his nephew, Jimmy Connaghan’s home in Lacklea on Saturday and to the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Sunday morning.  Fr. Paul Gallagher C.C. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass at 12 noon.  Readings were by his grandniece, Anne Browne.   Burial took place in Ardara Graveyard.  Peter is survived by one sister, Annie, Ardara, two nephews and a niece, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Three brothers and a sister predeceased him.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Rodgie Mc Monagle, Tuam, formerly of Fintown and Straboy, Glenties, who died in University Hospital, Galway last week.  His remains came to St. Colmcille’s Church, Fintown on Friday evening.  Burial took place in the adjoining Graveyard after Requiem Mass on Sunday.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Patrick, Hugh and James O’ Donnell, Gortnasillagh, Glenties on the death of their sister Margaret Mc Greanra, Laconnell, Ardara, which took place in the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny on Saturday 17th February 2007; also to her family and to all her relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Robbie Knox, Belfast who had been living in Glenties for a number of years, who died suddenly at his residence on Main Street last week.

An E.C.D.L. Ordinary course (V.E.C. Certified) will commence on March 15th 2007 from 9.30a.m. – 11.30a.m. in Glenties Community Centre…. 7 Modules – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Databases, Internet, E-mail and Office I.T.  Duration of course is 30 weeks and the cost is E 350.  Deposit secures place and payment can be made in instalments.

An E. C.D.L. Advanced course will commence on the same date, same venue from 12 Noon – 4.30p.m…..4 Modules – Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases and Presentations.  Cost for this course is E 650.  Deposit secures place and payment can be made in instalments.  For booking and more details contact 086 3961533 or 087 6325069 for both courses.

Photos: Glenties Through the Years

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Glenties Notes on 13th March 2006

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The death took place in St. Luke’s Hospital, Dublin on Saturday 4th March 2006 of Nancy Mc Loone, (nee Bonner) Narin Road, Glenties. Her remains were brought to her home on Sunday evening and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday. Fr. John Mc Loone P.P. Frosses, Monsignor Dan Mc Dyre, Fr. Willie Mc Menamin, Drumoghill, Fr. Martin Collum C.C. Mountcharles, Fr. Paul Gallagher C.C. Glenties, Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir C.C. Dungloe and Fr. Adrian Gavigan Chaplain Letterkenny Hospital concelebrated Requiem Mass at 11.00a.m. Readings were by Sr. Anne Mc Loone and Brian Mc Devitt, Nancy’s sister-in-law and brother- in-law. Her nieces and nephew, Finola Quinn, Mary O’Brien, Anne Mc Bride and John Campbell read Prayers of the Faithful. Jackie Mc Grath, Colleen Mc Dyre, Aaron Thompson, Carina Ward, Emily Breslin, Oonagh Campbell, Jimmy Mc Kelvey, Brian Carr, her granddaughter Caoimhe, her sisters Angela, Kathleen and Bried and her brother Neily brought the Gifts to the Altar. Her daughter Anne read a Reflection after Communion. Music and singing was by Pat and John F. O’ Donnell, Denise Boyle and Sinead Finn. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. She is survived by her husband, Michael, son, Joseph, daughters Anne, Martina and Mary, sisters, Angela, Kathleen, Bried, brother Neily, grandchildren, in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Nancy was a great G.A.A. supporter and the local club formed a Guard of Honour from the Church Car Park to her home on Sunday evening and again on Tuesday from her home to the Church and from the Church to the Graveyard. President of the Club, Jimmy Mc Kelvey, gave an oration at the graveside. People also lined the street on both sides as the cortege passed and a large number of Glenties people living in Dublin were at St. Luke’s Hospital for the removal of her remains.

Nancy served as postmistress in the town from 1969 until she retired because of her illness about a year ago. She was a very popular member of the community, was always very helpful, often above and beyond the call of duty, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Teresa Mc Nelis, Narin Road, Glenties, who died on Thursday last.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Rosha Gallagher, Station Road, Glenties on the death recently of her sister Teresa Mc Laughlin in Scotland.

Sincere sympathy is extended to John Mc Dyre, Maas, Glenties on the death of his sister Mary B. Hughes, which took place recently in Coalisland.

The death took place suddenly at his home of John Byrne, Maas, Glenties on Sunday 5th March 2006. His remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday afternoon. Fr. Pat Prendergast P.P. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass at 1.00p.m. Burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard. John is survived by his brothers, Packie, James and Leo and sisters, Mary, Maas, Glenties, Nora Murphy, Donegal Town, Michael and Danny and sister, Annie Gallagher, England and brother, Manny in the U.S.A. His brothers Charlie and Josie predeceased him some years ago.

Congratulations to Anne Edel and Pat Ward, Derries, Glenties on the birth in Letterkenny Hospital recently of their third child, a baby brother (Tiarnán) for Laoise and Dearbla.

A planning application has now been submitted to the Donegal County Council for a Sports Facility at Scoil Mhuire, Glenties. The project is Ionad Pobail agus Spoirt Naomh Mhuire, Na Gleanntaí. Everyone in the community is thanked for their continued support.

Applications have to be in by 16th March for the intensive 4-day swimming course being held in Letterkenny pool from Monday 10th April until Thursday 13th April. Contact Bernie at 086 1005465 to book your child’s place.

As you are probably aware a number of car thefts have occurred in the Glenties and Fintown areas over the past few weeks. The majority of these crimes have occurred in car parks or areas where large numbers of people congregate, for example, attending Mass, Funerals, Football Matches etc. This type of crime is very much preventable, in that, if there is nothing left on the seat of the car, then the temptation is removed. We advise the public to exercise care when locking their cars, to ensure that nothing of value is left in view. Valuable items can be locked away in the boot or in the glove compartment.

Rainbows – a support programme for children and young people who are experiencing grief, starts in Glenties on Wednesday 15th March in The Day Centre, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent. Primary school children work from 6.45p.m. – 7.30p.m. and Teens from 8.00p.m. – 9.15p.m.Trained facilitators will be there to support each group. If you need further details contact Mary at 9546213 or Helen at 9551125.

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