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Glenties Notes 9th October 2007

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On Saturday 22nd September Mary Mc Hugh and Gerard Boyle were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.  Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. Eddie Gallagher officiated and concelebrated Nuptial Mass.  Mary is a daughter of Conal and Bried Mc Hugh, Narin Road, Glenties and Gerard is a son of John and Lily Boyle, Ringfort Inn, Bruckless.  Her father gave the bride away and she was attended by her cousin Jackie Gough and Leona Mc Grory, sister of the groom.  Kevin Boyle, brother of the groom was bestman and his cousin Rory was groomsman.  Readings were by John Boyle brother of the groom and Jamie Mc Hugh, cousin of the bride.  Michael Boyle, Joseph Mc Hugh, Marjorie Mc Hugh and Rodney Hall read Prayers of the Faithful.  The mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by Pat and John F. O’Donnell and Christine Mc Cool.  The reception was held in the Ringfort Inn, Bruckless and the honeymoon was spent in Malta.

Congratulations to Mark Bonner, Glen Road, Glenties and Andrena O’ Donnell who were married in Malta on Thursday last.

Congratulations to Deirdre and Kevin Kelly, Galway on the birth recently of their first child, a baby boy (Conor).  Deirdre is a daughter of Neilie and Teresa Bonner, Ard Patrick, Glenties.

Congratulations to Martin Gormley (formerly Mullantyboyle, Glenties) who was presented with the Masters Athlete of the Year Award at the Letterkenny Athletic Club’s Awards Night in the Ramada Hotel, Letterkenny recently.

The death took place on Saturday 29th September 2007, in the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny of Andrew Cape, Mullantyboyle, Glenties.  His remains were brought home on Sunday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday.  Fr. Paul Gallagher assisted by Fr. Adrian Gavigan and Fr. Nigel Gallagher concelebrated Requiem Mass.  Readings were by Anne Gallagher, friend of the family and Meg Leahy, sister of Andrew’s wife, Clodagh.  Prayers of the Faithful were read and the Gifts were carried by family members and colleagues.  A Reflection, chosen by Andrew himself was read by daughter, Eleanor.  Music and singing was by the local choir who were joined by the Comprehensive School choir and Vincent Campbell.  Burial took place in the New Graveyard.  Music in the Graveyard was by Peter Campbell and Ernan O’ Donnell.  Andrew is survived by his wife, Clodagh, daughter, Eleanor, sons, Donal, Luke and Timothy, his parents, three brothers and one sister, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.  A native of Surrey, England Andrew Cape came to Glenties in 1982 when he married Clodagh Duggan, a teacher in St. Columba’s Comprehensive School.  The children from the Comprehensive School and Scoil Mhuire formed a Guard of Honour on the Chapel Brae as Andrew was very much involved with the youth of the community having run the Youth Club for many years.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Fr. Gerard Cunningham, C.C. Fintown on the death of his father Cathal Cunningham, Kilcar, which took place on Friday 5th October 2007; also to Fr. Gerard’s mother Patricia, (nee O’Donnell, Glenmakeniff, Glenties), to his brother and to the extended family.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Conal Mc Dermott and family, Doochary on the death of his wife Madge, which took place recently.  Madge (nee O’Donnell) was a native of Shallogans and worked in Glenties for a number of years.

An important meeting will take place in the Playgroup / Afterschool Building on Monday 15th October at 9 p.m. to discuss the future of our service.  All parents and all those interested are asked to attend.

The annual Church Gate Collection for the Friends of Letterkenny Hospital will be held next weekend Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October.

An Exhibition of Original Art Works by Mark Mac Grory, Kilraine will open in “Nancy’s” Ardara on Friday 12th October at 8.30p.m.         

On behalf of the Niall Mellon Township Trust Julian Molloy would like to thank those who made financial contributions towards the planned Building Blitz in Cape Town, South Africa in November 2007.  Julian will be travelling with 1300 Volunteers aiming to build 200 houses in one week, in one of the poorest townships in Cape Town.  This will provide housing for 200 families; the result of the week’s work will be that – straight away more that 1200 people in the township will have somewhere to live.

A meeting to discuss the formation of a Youth Club in Glenties will be held in the Highlands Hotel tonight Thursday 11th October 8 – 9 p.m.  All adults, especially parents are invited to attend.  For more details ring 9545879.

Anyone interested in swimming for the year 2007 / 2008? The new term will start on Monday 12th November next.  Forms are available at Glenties Post Office.  Please return them to the Post Office by Thursday October 18th.  Swimming for this year will be in the Mill Park, Donegal Town.  This is due to the closure of the old pool in Letterkenny and no accommodation at the new one and because of this the cost is higher.  It will be approximately 100 Euro for 8 weeks.  Depending on the number of applicants, there may be a second term in the New Year.

A two day skills building workshop in Suicide First Aid will be held in the Community Centre, Glenties on October 24th / 25th.  Asist seeks to create suicide safer communities.  The course trains participants to reduce the immediate risk of suicide and increases support for the person at risk.  Over the two days participants learn what a person at risk of suicide may need from others in order to keep them safe.  Asist helps people to apply suicide first aid with family, friends and co-workers or in formal settings.  Participants are shown how to – Recognise invitations for help from those at risk – To reach out and support that person – To review the risk of suicide – To develop a plan to keep them safe – To put them in contact with community resources.  The course is suitable for all types of caregivers working with others in a professional or voluntary capacity.  Places are limited.  To apply, phone Catherine on 071 9852607 (office hours).

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Glenties Notes 2nd October 2007

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The Glen of Glenties Tug O War club are running an 8-a-side open catchweight competition this Sunday 7th October at the Glen Tavern.  The competition will commence at 3p.m. and proceeds are in aid of the Donegal Hospice.  Come along, enjoy the crack and support a very worthy cause.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family of Andrew Cape, Mullantyboyle, Glenties, who died in Letterkenny Hospital on Saturday 29th September.

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Labour Party Collection arranged for last July in the Glenties area was not taken up.  The collection will now take place at Church Gates in Glenties and Edeninfagh on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October.

Congratulations to Caroline and Eamon Bonner, Meenahalla, Glenties on the birth last week of their first child, a baby girl (Erin).

Congratulations to Cathal Campbell, Silverhill, Glenties and Denise Molloy, Fintown who were married in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Saturday last.

Congratulations to Gerry Moore, Maas, Glenties, a teacher in St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties who was presented with an award by President Mary Mc Aleese in Dublin Castle on Monday 24th September.  52 teachers from all over Ireland were presented with Civic Merit Awards for their work as President Award Leaders for the past ten years.

Ceili, Sets and Barn Dance Classes will resume in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Thursday 11th October from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

The Novena to Our Lady of Fatima, which was undertaken by the Donegal County Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, will take place in Knock on 13th October.  A bus will leave Glenties at 10 a.m. For more details ring 9557907.

The Irish Heart Foundation Collection which was taken up recently amounted to 132 Euro.  Many thanks to all those who supported this cause.

The lucky winners of the ACLA Park Fintown Field Development Draw held in the Highlands Hotel Glenties on Friday 14th September were – 1st Prize – A Honda Jazz supplied by Tony Kelly Cars, Letterkenny – Marjorie Travers, Lr. Belcruit, Kincasslagh and Roundwood, Co. Wicklow.  2nd – Flat Screen T.V. sponsored by Pádraig Ó Luagh Teo. Baile Na Finne, – Gerry Shovlin, Cronashallog, Dungloe.  3rd – A Weekend for Two in Galway sponsored by Carbery Tiling – Stuart Rankin, Clooncarney, Treantagh.  4th – € 250, sponsored by Cumann Treanach Na Gaeltachta Láir – Dr. Cooke, Glenties.  5th 1,000 litres of Home Heating Oil sponsored by Doherty’s Plant Hire, Fintown – Jimmy Mc Inaw (snr.), The Shore, Mountcharles.  6th – € 250, sponsored by Raudon Teo., Baile Na Finne – Brian Mc Monagle, Annagry.  7th – A Weekend for Two in Óstan Loch Altan, Gortahork, sponsored by Óstan Loch Altan – Nuala Quinn, 69 Meadow Hill, Letterkenny.  8th – € 250 sponsored by Morrow Stone, Cloghan – Fr. Laverty, Ardara.  9th – € 200 Voucher, sponsored by Mc Keown Farm Supplies Fintown – Gemma Mc Cahill, Beagh, Ardara.  The committee would like to thank the sponsors, ticket sellers and especially all those who bought tickets.  The Coiste Forbartha are also delighted that Minister Éamon Ó Cuiv from An Roinn Gnóthaí Pobail, Tuaithe agus Gaeltachta announced funding of € 216,000 this week for the first phase of the development project.  Work is expected to begin in Spring 2008.

The Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital would like to thank all those who contributed to their collection on the Harvest Fair Day in Glenties.  The amount raised was €1,496

Glenties Notes 25th September 2007

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Congratulations to Mary Mc Hugh, Narin Road, Glenties and Gerard Boyle, Bruckless who were married in Glenties on Saturday last.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Maggie Glynn, Ard Patrick, Glenties and family on the death of Maggie’s sister, Agnes Fowler (nee Devenney, Loughcrillan, Glenties), which took place in London on Friday 21st September 2007.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Gracie Gildea, Ardconnell, Glenties on the death of her son, John which took place in England on Saturday 22nd September 2007; also to his wife and family, his brother, Seamus, sister, Mary and to all the relatives and friends.

The death took place in Dublin last week of Billy Farrell, Narin Road, Glenties (originally Dublin).  Fr. Paul Gallagher C.C. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 22nd September.  Members of his family did the Readings and Prayers of the Faithful.  Music was by Pat and John F. O’ Donnell.  Burial took place in the New Graveyard.  Sincere sympathy is extended to his daughter, Lisa Coughlan, Narin Road, Glenties, son Robert Farrell, Mullinard, Glenties, to his wife and the other members of his family and to all his relatives and friends.

The organising committee of the ‘Fundraising Event for Ethiopia’ together with Maria Rafferty, the VSO volunteer, wish to thank all who contributed to a most successful night in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Friday last 21st September.  We are very grateful to those who sent in gifts for the raffle, the individuals and businesses who made financial contributions and to all who attended on the night.  Special thanks to the Highlands Hotel, Frank McGhee, The Bonner Cannon School of Dancers, Tanya Mc Cole, Kevin Herron and Michael Maloney, also Tara Connaghan and friend, all of whom provided their services free of charge.  The total raised on the night was 4,500 Euro.  Maria was delighted to receive a further 2,500 E from Narin Portnoo Golf Club, 2,000 E of which was raised at the annual summer barbeque and 500 E from the Ladies Committee.  We all wish Maria every success and happiness in the challenges that await her in Ethiopia on her arrival there this week.

Michael Fitzgerald, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties will be running in the Dublin City Marathon on October 29th.  This will be Michael’s 27th marathon.  He is running in aid of the Alzheimer Society of Donegal, which is a very worthy cause.  Sponsorship cards are in the shops.  Please give him your support – we have only to put our hands in our pockets – Michael has to do the running!

An evening Yoga Class will be run in the Community Centre on Wednesday evenings from 7.30p.m. – 9.00p.m.  It will be a six eek course and the cost is 55 Euro.  Registration is on the first night.

Glenties Parent and Toddler Group has resumed in the Day Centre, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent on Thursday mornings from 10.30a.m. until 12.30p.m. Grannies, Child-Minders, New Parents are all welcome.

Glenties Notes 18th September 2007

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Congratulations to Annie O’Donnell, Meenahalla, Glenties who was 100 years on September 6th.  Annie is in good health and will be celebrating with her family this weekend.  Best Wishes Annie for many more years among us.

On Saturday 8th September 2007 Conor Mc Closkey and Angela Wilkinson were married in St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny.  Fr. Paddy Dunne officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass.  Conor is a son of Zita and the late Seamus Mc Closkey, Main St. Glenties and Angela is a daughter of Patrick and Madeline Wilkinson, New Mills, Letterkenny.  Her father gave the bride away her friends, Julie Mc Fadden, Aoife Dalton and Amy Rooney were her bridesmaids.  John mc Closkey, brother of the groom was bestman and his other brothers, Donal and Joseph were groomsmen.  Alana Mc Nelis, niece of the groom was a flowergirl.  Conor and Aidan Wilkinson, brothers of the groom were ushers.  Readings were by Mary Mc Nelis, sister of the groom and Bríd Rooney, aunt of the bride.  Pauric O’Donnell and Feena Mc Ateer read Prayers of the Faithful.  The mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music was by Josie O’Donnell, Kathleen Forde and Ciara Doherty.  The reception was held in Harvey’s Point Country Hotel, Lough Eske and the honeymoon is being spent in San Francisco and Las Vegas.

Congratulations to Bried and Michael Mc Ginty, Co. Monaghan on the birth recently of their first child, a baby boy (Noah).  Bried is a daughter of Paddy and Bridie Doherty, Mill Road, Glenties.

Maria Rafferty, recently retired teacher from the Comprehensive School, Glenties leaves this community on September 26th to work as a volunteer with Voluntary Services Overseas in Ethiopia.  We admire her courage and wish her well in her new undertaking.  Volunteers for VSO are requested to make a contribution to the work of VSO.  A committee has been formed to support Maria and we are holding a Community Fundraising Night in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Friday 21st September ~ 10p.m. – 1a.m.  Music is by Frank McGhee and Guests.  Tickets are 10 Euro.  A series of raffles will be held during the evening and we would welcome prizes or contributions for same.  Your generosity could make a big difference to the people of Ethiopia. Items for the raffle or any donations can be handed in to Olive’s Shoe Shop, Francis Brennan’s or care of Mary Regan at the Comprehensive School.  Committee members are Anne Gallagher, Olive Mc Kelvey, Brenda Reid, Mary Ita Boyle and Kathleen Brennan.  Thanking you in anticipation.  Tickets will be on sale in Olive’s & Mc Glinchey’s, Glenties, Inan Morgan’s, Portnoo, Diver’s Newsagents & Greenhouse Shop, Ardara and Mc Geehan’s, Fintown.

Congratulations to the Glenties Tidy Towns Committee on the high achievement in the National Competition and to Ard Mc Gill in winning both the North West and National Title in the Landscape Category.

The Public and National School Gym committee would like to thank everyone for their support over the Harvest Fair week.  We especially would like to thank two talented young men, Patrick and Christopher Byrne for making a model of the new gym building for the float parade.  We would also like to thank our sponsors – Filligans, Glenties (26” LCD TV), which was won by Una Boyle, Glenties, Motorminder, Donegal Town (50Euro voucher), which was won by Emily Bonner, Glenties, Cannon’s Service Station, Glenties (50 Euro voucher), which was won by D. Byrne, Annagry and Nighthawks Café, Glenties (50 Euro voucher), which was won by Brian Cannon, Glenties.

A Community Employment Project will be commencing in Glenties in October.  Applicants who are in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment should phone 9551766 Monday – Friday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Photos: Harvest Fair 2007

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Glenties Notes on 10th September 2007

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Congratulations to Lisa Mc Devitt (Doochary Queen) who was selected in the Limelight on Sunday night as this year’s Glenties Harvest Fair Queen.  Congratulations also to Alana Molloy, Glenties who was selected as this year’s Teen Queen. 

Fiddle and Guitar Lessons will recommence in the Play School / After School Building on the Glen Road, Glenties at 10.30a.m. on Saturday 15th September.  For further information contact Ernan at 074 9541037.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Donal Gallagher, Narin Road, Glenties on the death of his brother, Francie Gallagher, Stranorlar, (formerly Doobin, Glenties) which took place last week in Stranorlar; also to all the relatives and friends.  Francie was 99 years old.

A position has become available for an Afterschool worker.  This is an afternoon position.  For further information please contact Mairead at 074 9551904 or Shauna at 074 9551032.  Preference will be given to applicant with a childcare qualification.  If interested please apply in writing with full C.V. to The Management, Glenties Playgroup and Afterschool, Glen Road, Glenties, Co. Donegal before 5p.m. on Friday 28th September.  We are an equal opportunities employer.

The local Lifeboat committee would like to thank all those who helped to make their recent Raft Race such a success.  Firstly, we would like to thank the teams who took part in the race, provided the entertainment and who raised a great deal of money, those who supported on the day, the Gardaí for their help, Michael Mc Laughlin and Frankie Mc Hugh for the use of the field, Mr. and Mrs. Capper for supplying the power, Frank Connaghan for the use of his lorries, local residents and boat owners for their co-operation, those who manned the safety boats, the judges, Phil Mc Grenaghan and Denis Wilson and M.C. Jack Kennedy.  Thanks also to Mary Keown, who took care of the registration, to Tommy Barrett and Joseph Molloy for their contribution, to the publicans and business people of Glenties, Ardara, Narin and Portnoo for all their help and donations and to everyone who helped in any way.  The day was a great success and the money raised will help save lives at sea.

Congratulations to Conor Mc Closkey, Main St. Glenties and Angela Wilkinson, Letterkenny who were married in the Cathedral, Letterkenny on Saturday last.

Congratulations to Emily and Hugh Breslin, Glen Road, Glenties on the birth recently of their second child, a baby brother (Daniel) for Darragh.

Congratulations to Maria and Billy MacInnes, Derries, Glenties on the birth recently of their fourth child, a baby sister (Ruth) for Ellie, Lia and Wills.

The death took place at her home on Wednesday 29th August 2007 of Mary Alice Mc Kelvey, Currien, Fintown (nee Spillane, Glenties).  Her remains were brought to St. Colmcille’s Church, Fintown on Saturday morning.  Fr. Cunningham C.C. Fintown assisted by Fr. Eamon McLaughlin concelebrated Requiem Mass.  Readings were by her nephew, Gavin Spillane and her son Stephen.  Mairead Mc Kelvey, Carol Mc Nelis, Molly Mc Nelis and Damien Mc Kelvey read Prayers of the Faithful.  Her sisters, Sheila, Anne, Evelyn and Dympna brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by the local church choir, of whom she was a member, Mary Alice’s sister, Margaret, Isobel Curran, Tara Connaghan and Fiona Quinn.  Burial took place in the adjoining Graveyard.  Mary Alice is survived by her husband, Connie, sons, Stephen, Thomas and Conal, sisters, Sheila, Margaret, Anne, Evelyn and Dympna, brothers, P. J. and Christy, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, Aidan and Ciara, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Acla Park Fintown – Field Development Car Draw will take place this Friday 14th September in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties.  Doors will open at 9.00 p.m. and Draw will take place at 12 Midnight. The first prize is a Honda Jazz.  There are nine other prizes including a Flat Screen T.V, Weekend for 2 in Galway, 1,000 litres of heating oil etc.  Tickets (20 Euro) are on sale up until night of draw.  Music is by Erin’s Own.  Everyone is welcome.

A Prayer Meeting for Teenagers and Adults will be held in the Day Centre, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties every Tuesday at 8.00p.m.

Glenties Notes on 4th September 2007

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Congratulations to Joe and Bridget Mc Glinchey, Main St. Glenties, who are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary this week.

Congratulations also to John Joe and Mary Melly, Main St. Glenties who celebrated their 50th Wedding anniversary a few weeks ago.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Mary Alice Mc Kelvey, Currien, Fintown, who died at her home on Wednesday 29th August.  Sincere sympathy is extended to Tony Boyle, Ard Patrick, Glenties, Margaret O’Kane, Cappry, Ballybofey, on the death of their uncle, James Boyle, (formerly of Mullanmore, Glenties), who died in Scotland last week; also to all the relatives and friends.

A Table Quiz in aid of Naomh Conaill Ladies GAA Team will be held in the Highlands Hotel on Monday at 9.00p.m. Teams of 4 ~ 40 Euro.

This year’s annual Harvest Fair Festival will be officially opened on Friday 7th September at 8.00p.m.  Battle of the Bands takes place in the Limelight later that evening in Studio 2 and Teenage Non-Alcoholic Disco in Studio 1. There will be music in the pubs and on the street and fun and games.  Saturday is Kids Day.  Naomh Conaill Golf Classic also takes place on Saturday.  On Sunday 9th Glenties Brass Band will play on Main Street from 3.30 – 4.00p.m.  The Band and Float Parade is at 4.00p.m. and the Harvest Fair Queen will be chosen at the Limelight Disco that night.  At 6p.m. on Monday a Wheel Changing Competition will take place on the street and it’s Kids Movie Nite at 6p.m. in the Highlands Hotel followed by a Table Quiz at 9p.m.  Wednesday 12th is the Harvest Fair Day with stalls of every kind lining the street.  Come along and enjoy the fun.

Parky the magician will perform his magic show in the Limelight, Glenties on Sunday 9th September at 5.15 p.m. after the Parade.  Admission is 5 Euro.

A weekend of workshops and dancing will take place in the Highland Hotel, Glenties from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September.  On Friday night there will be a Ceili from 9.30p.m. ~ 12.30a.m.  Music is by Orial Ceili Band (Armagh) and admission is 8 Euro.  Refreshments will be served.  Workshops are on Saturday 11a.m. ~ 1p.m. and 2p.m. ~ 4p.m. Maggie Pickins with Joe Mc Guigan (Derry), Sets and Ceili with Clement Gallagher.    On Saturday night there is a Barn Dance from 9p.m. ~ 12.30a.m.  Music is by John Cannon & Michael Coyle and admission is 8 Euro.  Refreshments will be served.  The workshop on Sunday is from 11a.m. ~ 1p.m. ~ 2 Hand Donegal Dances with Anne Connaghan and Clement Gallagher.  Admission to workshops is 5 Euro per session or full weekend ticket can be purchased for 25 Euro.  There will be a Closing Barn Dance on Sunday from 3p.m. ~ 6p.m.  Music is by Country Traditions and admission is 8 Euro.  For further information contact Clement Gallagher at 074 9737142 or Anne Connaghan at 087 0987991.

On Friday 14th September a fundraising event will take place in the Dolmen Centre in aid of the North West Wellness Centre Breast Screening Facility.  The night’s entertainment will include comedy, music, stories and fashion from the Autumn / Winter Greenhouse range of fashion.  This is a charity well worth supporting so try and keep Friday 14th free and come and enjoy a super evening of entertainment, while also supporting a great cause. 

A Safe Pass Course will be held in the Dolmen Centre on Thursday 20th September.  The fee is 100 Euro.  For booking please contact 087 2458839.

A Talk and Presentation by Fr. Martin – a renowned expert on the “Shroud of Turin” will take place in the Dolmen Centre on Thursday 13th September at 8p.m.  Fr. Martin is from Amplefort Abbey in York and devotes his time to the promotion of the “wonders” of the Shroud.

Children’s Ballet Classes will resume in the Dolmen Centre on Monday 17th September.  For registration and further details please call Anna at 087 7928014.

Naomh Conaill GAA Golf Classic

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The Naomh Conaill GAA Golf Classic takes place at Nairn and Portnoo Golf Club on Saturday September 8th 2007 at the beginning of what is the Harvest Fair Festival time in Glenties.

This years event is being run as a three ball scramble and entry for any team of three is 150 euro. Places are still available on the timesheet but are filling quickly so to book your time please contact Brian Carr at 0879354012 or Nairn and Portnoo Golf Club at 0749545107 or alternatively email Richie Quigley at richieq1701@hotmail.com.

Tee sponsorships for 80 euros are also still available, please contact us via the same contacts to book a tee sponsorship. A buffet will be served to all competing golfers after their round and great prizes will be on offer on the day. We are hoping that this will be one of the best events ever so please come along and have a great days golf and craic in Nairn and Portnoo.

Glenties Notes on 28th August 2007

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On Saturday 18th August 2007 Philip Boyle and Belinda Earl were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.  Fr. Paul Gallagher officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass.  Philip is a son of Phil and Bridie Boyle, Stranaglough, Glenties and Belinda is a daughter of Brian and Margaret Earl, Melbourne, Australia.  Mick Wallace gave the bride away and her friend, Nicole Burton and the groom’s sisters, Michelle and Laura Boyle attended her.  Desmond Kee, brother-in-law of the groom was bestman.  Cormac Molloy and Mark Furey, friends of the groom were groomsmen.  Emma Kee, niece of the groom was a flowergirl.  Readings were by Caroline Kee sister of the groom and Candice Renne, friend of the bride.  Bridget and Lorraine Molloy, Ciara and Mairead Mc Devitt read Prayers of the Faithful.  Bridie Boyle, mother of the groom and May Wallace, friend of the bride brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by Cliona Heena accompanied by Leonard Dorrian on the organ.  The reception was in The Blue Haven, Kilcar and the honeymoon is being spent in Fiji. 

Congratulations to Nicola and John Cruise, Delvin, Co. Westmeath on the birth recently of their twin boys (Conall and Calum).  Nicola is a daughter of John and Paula Hegarty, Ard Patrick, Glenties.

The Annual Harvest Craft Fair takes place on Saturday 8th Sunday 9th and Wednesday 12th September in the Community Centre, Glenties.  Anyone wishing to exhibit their crafts please contact Martin at 9551471.

The Glenties Day Care Centre, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent will remain closed until Monday 10th September.

Tai Chi & Qi gong classes with Charles Shovlin, minimum of 10 to maximum of 15 people, ten-week course in the Community Centre, Glenties.  This course covers the first and second part of the Tai Chi form, “Tai Chi For Everyone”.  Enrolment night is Wednesday September 5th from 7.30p.m. until 9.00p.m.  Please ring Charles at 074 9551596.  Book, Video & DVD are available on this series.

Downstrands Family Resource Centre ~ Evening Classes
“We are presently planning a programme of evening classes for Autumn / Winter.  If there is a particular class which you would like us to organise and run in your area ~ Ardara, Glenties or Downstrands, please contact Bernie or Ann at 9545879 or email to downstrandsfre@yahoo.ie   If sufficient people (min 8) are interested we will endeavour to run the course”

E.C.D.L. Ordinary and E.C.D.L. Advanced Computer Courses (V.E.C. Certified) will be commencing in the Community Centre, Glenties on 13th September. 

E.C.D.L. Ordinary will be from 9.30a.m. – 11.30a.m. ~ 7 Modules ~ Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Databases, Internet, E-Mail and Office I.T.  The duration of the course is 30 weeks.  Deposit secures place and payment can be made in instalments.  The cost is 350 Euro.

E.C.D.L. Advanced will be from 12.00 – 4.00 p.m. ~ 4 Modules ~ Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases and Presentations.  The cost is 650 Euro.  Deposit secures place and payment can be made in instalments.  For booking of both courses and for more information contact 086 3961533 or 087 6325069.

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