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Glenties Notes 2nd April 2014

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Collection:
The Church Gate Collection taken up recently for Cancer Care West amounted to € 777.81. Thank you to everyone for your generosity.

Coffee Morning:
The Family of Martin Mc Dyer, Meenahalla, wish to invite everyone to the Community Centre immediately after Martin’s Month’s Mind Mass on Saturday 5th April, for a Coffee Morning in aid of the Donegal Hospice. Any donation that you would like to make will be given to The Donegal Hospice.

Foroige Quiz Night:
A Quiz night in aid of Glenties Foroige Youth Club will be held in the Community Centre, Glenties this Friday 4th April at 8.00 p.m. Please support.

Glenties Drama Group:
On April 5th / 6th Glenties Drama Group bring the hilarious comedy – ‘The 2 Loves of Gabriel Foley’ by Jimmy Keary to the stage of the Community Centre in Glenties. .Gabriel Foley is a middle aged bachelor, who lives with his elderly mother. .She fears she will never get rid of him as he ‘can’t hold on to a woman’. Then he falls for Hazel, a man eater, an uppity member of the local Drama Group. Gabriel is out of his depth, can Chrissie, his reliable neighbour who fancies him, save him from a fate worse than death? Add a cast of crazy characters and be prepared for a night of fun and laughter; Just the ticket to cheer us up in these difficult times.

The Late John Mc Loone:
The death took place in Massereene Manor Private Nursing Home, Antrim on Sunday 23rd March 2014 of John Mc Loone, Cornagrilla, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home on Monday and to The Church of The Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Wednesday morning. John’s brother, Fr. Francis Mc Loone assisted by a number of other priests concelebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Vincent and Peter Campbell and the Laughlin sisters. A reflection was read by John’s daughter Máire at the end of Mass. Burial took place in Edeninfagh Graveyard. John is survived by his wife, Kathleen, sons, Séan and Seamus, daughters, Eibhlín, Nabla and Máire, grandchildren, brothers, Patrick, James, Donal and Hugh and Fr. Francis, sister, Nabla, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His sister Eileen predeceased him.

Edeninfagh Graveyard:
Brannigan Associates, Chartered Surveyors, Glenties, have been commissioned to draw up Plans and apply for Planning Permission to extend the Graveyard in Edeninfagh and to construct a Roadway to the bottom of the proposed new extension.

Daffodil Day:
The amount raised on Daffodil Day in Glenties was € 2969.66. Thanks to all those, who gave so generously and to the volunteers who were on the street.

Cash for Clobber:
A ‘Cash for Clobber’ collection will take place in Edeninfagh N.S. on Tuesday 8th April. Bags are available at the school (black bin bags may also be used) which can be filled with all types of clothing, pairs of shoes, household textiles and handbags. Filled bags can be left to the school on Monday 7th or collection can be arranged by telephoning 086 1798692.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties, on Tuesday 25th March were – € 25 Winners – Mary Gasley, Nora Gallagher, Ann Kennedy, Amanda O’ Connell, Mary Kennedy, Hannah Sweeney, Cathy Connell and Mary Gallagher; € 50 Winners – Mary Gasley, Mary McGeehan, Maggie O’ Donnell, Paddy Gill, Emer Doherty, Margaret Murray, Adele Dooley, John Rodger, Sally McGuigan, Mary Gallagher and Mary Kennedy; € 60 Winner – Nora Gallagher, € 100 Winners – Breege Roarty, Nora Gallagher, Dim Melley, Anne Doherty, Breda Breslin, Grace O’Hara and Fiona Boyle; € 300 Winner – Amanda O’ Connell.

Glenties Notes 26th March 2014

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Naomh Connaill Membership:
Naomh Conaill GAA Club will hold a Registration Evening in the Clubhouse on Friday 28th March between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Adult – € 40; Youth – € 20; Adult Membership including a year’s entry in the weekly Lotto – € 100; Families with a number of children – € 20 for first two and € 10 for each additional child. 28th March is the last day on which membership can be paid.

The 2 Loves of Gabriel Foley:
On April 5th / 6th Glenties Drama Group bring the hilarious comedy – ‘The 2 Loves of Gabriel Foley’ by Jimmy Keary to the stage of the Community Centre in Glenties. .Gabriel Foley is a middle aged bachelor, who lives with his elderly mother. .She fears she will never get rid of him as he ‘can’t hold on to a women’. Then he falls for Hazel, a man eater, an uppity member of the local Drama Group. Gabriel is out of his depth, can Chrissie, his reliable neighbour who fancies him, save him from a fate worse than death? Add a cast of crazy characters and be prepared for a night of fun and laughter; Just the ticket to cheer us up in these difficult times.

Daffodil Day:
Friday 28th March is Daffodil Day Volunteers will be on the Main Street of Glenties looking for your support for this very worthy cause.

First Holy Communion:
Children from St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday 24th May at 11.00.a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.

Children from Edeninfagh will receive their First Holy Communion at 12 Mid- Day Mass on Sunday 11th May.

Confirmation:
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 18th May at 11.00a.m.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 16th march 2014 were – € 25 winners – Pauline McGeehan and Patsy Martin; € 50 winners – Micky Herron, Patsy Brown, Majella Boyle, Anne Doherty, Anne McKeown, Fidelma Burke, Jimmy Quinn, Patricia Molloy, Kathleen Cannon, Lisa Coughlin and Hugh Gallagher; €100 winners – Kathleen Boyle, Francis Cunningham, Dim Melly, Winnie Long, Mrs. Monaghan, Anne Kennedy, Rose McGeehan, Sally McHugh, Eileen Gallagher and Kathleen Ferry; € 300 winner – May Kennedy.

Donegal Branch of the Irish Guide Dogs Collection:
The Volunteers of Glenties, Edeninfagh, Fintown and Kilclooney would like to thank everyone who supported their recent collection. The amount raised was € 1,115.00. Thanks to everyone who made a contribution.

Chiropody Clinic:
Chiropody Clinic in Glenties Day Centre Monday 31st March, for an appointment 087 1417180

St. Vincent de Paul – Uganda Collection:
The St. Vincent de Paul Uganda collection will take place next weekend 29th and 30th March. All proceeds will go to fund educational and agricultural projects. Please give as generously as you can.

Cancer Research Fundraising Night:
A Cancer Research Fundraising Night hosted by Yvonne Campbell will take place in The Glen Tavern – “Dinny’s” on Saturday 29th March at 9.00 p.m. Music is by B & J Sound followed by a Traditional Music Session. All Traditional Musicians are welcome. Spot Prizes will be given out on the night. All proceeds and donations will go to Cancer Research. The organisers appeal to you to support Yvonne in this worthy cause. Permit granted.

Foroige Quiz Night:
A Quiz night in aid of Glenties Foroige Youth Club will be held in the Community Centre, Glenties on Friday 4th April at 8.0 p.m. Please support.

Glenties Notes 19th March 2014

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Taiji Master Honour:
Congratulations to Charles J. Shovlin from Kilraine, Glenties, who is now a Master Instructor with the World Taiji Boxing Association (WTBA). Charles runs classes on the healing benefit of the ancient arts in the Community Centre, Glenties on Wednesdays from 8.00p.m. – 9.30 p.m.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre Glenties on Tuesday 11th March 2014 were – € 25 winners – Rose McGroarty and Margaret Gallagher; € 50 winners – Brenda Reid, Margaret Breslin, Majella Boyle, Kathleen Kenny, Renee McGeehan, Mary Kennedy, Anne Kennedy, Kathleen McGlynn, Phil Mc Kelvey, Breid Gallagher, Philomena Mc Callaig and Margaret Murray, €100 Winners – Bella Boyle, Pauline McGeehan, Lisa Coughlin, Philomena Mc Callaig, Bella Boyle, Jean Boyle, Mickey Herron, Isabelle McLoone and Brid Roarty; €300 winner – Sally McHugh.

“Do This In Memory”
The Parish Based Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion called -“Do This In Memory” will continue next Sunday – 23rd March at 11 a.m. Mass.

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Riaghan Byrne, daughter of Gerry and Bried Byrne, Ard Patrick, Glenties and Stephen Mc Hugh, son of Dermot and Nora Mc Hugh, Drimnacrosh, Glenties, who were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 15th March 2014. Fr. Adrian Gavigan officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Riaghan was attended by her sister Sinead, cousin Emma Goodwin and friend, Charlie Tierney. Her niece, Rachel Byrne was a flowergirl. The groom’s cousin James Mc Cormack was bestman and friends, Declan Boyle and Eddie Gallagher were groomsmen. The reception was held in Kee’s Hotel, Stranorlar.

Glenties Community Playgroup:
Glenties Community Playgroup is now taking names for children wishing to attend the Pre-School in September 2014. Children who were born between 2nd February 2010 and 30th June 2011 are entitled to one free pre school year. The Free Pre-School Year entitles each child to five 3 hour sessions per week. For all other children there are various discounts available. There will be a follow up Registration in May / June when parents will be asked to attend to formally register their child; children enrolled from 2 years / 10 months onwards.

Afterschool:
There are still some spaces available in the Afterschool on a Thursday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Home Work Club, and Arts & Crafts. If you require any further information please feel free to contact Bridie Mc Cahill or Kellie Bennett 9551907.

Cycling Information Day:
Tír Chonaill GAP Cycling Club will be hosting an Information Day, in the Highland’s Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 23rd March from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. There will be stands catering for all aspects of cycling including Mountain Biking, Leisure Cycling, Bike Maintenance, Ladies Cycling, and Nutrition, to name a few. So for anyone thinking of making use of that bike in the garage, planning to get fitter, or do some exercising, come along on the day where admission is FREE.

Daffodil Day:
Friday 28th March is Daffodil Day Volunteers will be on the Main Street of Glenties looking for your support.

Church Gate Collection:
Cancer Care West Church Gate Collection will take place next weekend.

Glenties Notes 13th March 2014

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New Arrival:
Congratulations to Stephanie and Joseph Brennan, Main St. Glenties on the birth on Saturday 8th March 2014 of their baby girl, a little sister for Ryan.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Sean Mc Nelis, Derries, Glenties on the death last week of his sister, Nellie Mc Nelis, Kilclooney, Portnoo; also to her nieces and nephews and all her relatives and friends.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 4th March 2014 were – €25 Winners – Breege Roarty, Mary Gallagher, Fiona Gallagher and Mrs. Mc Keever; €50 Winners – Bella Boyle, Mary Ita Boyle, Mrs Mc Keever, Grace O’ Hara, May Kennedy, Kathy Connell, Vera Breslin, Mary Kennedy, Rose Boyle, Barbara Quigley and Winnie Long; €100 Winners – Martin Mc Taggart, Patsy Martin, Marion Ward, Mary Boyle, Nelly Maguire, John McLoone, Peggy Molloy, Michael Doherty and Mc Keever.

St. Connell’s Museum:
A Table Quiz will be held in Phelan’s Bar on Friday 14th March at10.00 p.m. All proceeds are in aid of our local Museum.

“Voice of Ireland”:
Congratulations to Paddy Molloy, Mill Road, Glenties, who got through on Sunday night last to the next round of “Voice of Ireland”.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line is € 50, every house is €100. Jackpot if not won will be €1800 on 45 numbers or less on 18 / 03 / 2014, if not won on the night, €300 will be paid out. In house draws.

Bowls in the Community Centre every Monday at 8 p.m.

Tai chi in the Community Centre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Drama for children from 4.15 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday evening.

Snooker room is open from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. every evening and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For Bookings for the Community Centre, contact 087 2679321.

Positions Available:
There are still positions available on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C.E. scheme. D.S.P. criteria apply. For more information contact 087 9695053.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade:
Glenties Community Action Group invite all organisations, families and persons of Glenties and surrounding areas to take part in the Glenties St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which is taking place on Saturday 15th March. The parade and day in general are being held to promote and raise monies for newly renamed Glenties Community Response Fund (formerly rainy day fund), and we hope to have a big turnout on the day. We already have commitments of floats and bands to take part, but we are not resting on our laurels and want as big a parade as possible to march up and down the street of Glenties. We encourage as many as possible to take part in this important event.

Fundraising Dance:
We are also holding a dance on Saturday night 15th March in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties for this newly named Glenties Community Response Fund. This is a fund to help anyone in the area, who finds themselves in dire straits as a result of a death or accident or any other crisis. Admission will be € 10 on the night and music will be by The Playboys. All monies raised on the night will be directed to the Fund. We ask you all for your support for this very worthy cause.”

Glenties Notes 8th March 2014

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Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Brenda Doherty and Stephen Molloy, who were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 22nd February 2014. Brenda is a daughter of Patrick and Anne Doherty, Meenahalla, Glenties and Stephen is a son of Martin and Teresa Molloy, Fintown. Her sister Pauline, cousin, Tanya Doherty and a friend, Cliona Henna attended her. A friend of the groom, Darragh Gallagher was bestman, the groom’s brother, John Molloy and cousin Paddy were groomsmen and the reception was held in the Silver Tassie, Hotel, Letterkenny.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Ronan Molloy and family, Mill Road, Glenties on the death of Ronan’s father, John Molloy, Ardara, which took place in Harbour Lights Nursing Home on Wednesday 19th February 2014; also to the other members of the family and to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Geraldine, Kennedy, Glenties Furnishings, Glenties on the death on Tuesday 25th February 2014 of her aunt, Frances Kennedy, Kilclooney, Portnoo, which took place in Harbour Lights Nursing Home, Bruckless; also to all other relatives and friends.

The Late Jim Shovlin:
The death took place in Harbour Lights Nursing Home, Bruckless on Monday 24th February 2014 of Jim Shovlin, Tullyard, Glenties. His Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday evening and burial took place on Wednesday after RequiemMass. at 11 a.m. Sincere sympathy is extended to his sister Kathleen Gildea and family, Ardara and all his relatives and friends.

The Late Martin Mc Dyre:
The death took place on Thursday 27th February, in The Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny of Martin Mc Dyre, Meenahalla, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday afternoon. Requiem Mass was celebrated at 12.30 p.m. Martin is survived by his wife, Eileen, sons, Reese and Manus, mother, Mamie, sisters Ursula and Bernie, uncle, Hugo Mc Dyre and aunt Kitty Mooney, other relatives and many friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 25th February 2014 in The Community Centre, Glenties were – € 20 winners -Mary Gallagher, Mrs. Mc Callaig and Brown Kid; € 25 Winners – Fiona Gallagher, Josie Martin, Mrs. Cannon and Josie Martin; € 40 Winner – Patricia Whyte; € 50 Winners – Fiona Gallagher, Nan Doherty, Paula Hegarty, Nancy Gill, Anne Quinn, Maura Kilbane, Sally McGuigan, Anne Kennedy, Rose Boyle, John McLoone, Kitty McGlynn, Cathy Connell, Maura Kilbane and Micky Heron; € 100 Winners – Caroline Kee, Anne Whyte, Isobelle McLoone, Caroline Kee, Bridie Boyle, Jamsie Byrne and Patsy Martin; € 300 Winner – Margaret Murray.

Kilkenny N.S. Enrolment:
Enrolment Forms are now available at the school for the school year 2014 / 2015. For more details, please contact  9544270 or email kilkennyns@gmail.com.

Naomh Conaill Casino Night:
The Naomh Conaill Casino night which was postponed last Saturday night will go ahead this Saturday night 8th March, so get the Glad-rags on and come out and enjoy a great night’s entertainment. Some tickets are still available from the organising committee priced at €15.

Message from Naomh Conaill:
“Due to the sad passing of our friend and club member, Martin Mc Dyer, our Casino night has been re-scheduled for next Saturday night, 8th March.”

Áras Sheagháin Bháin Udarás na Gaeltachta – Clinic Eolais do dhaoine a bhfuil smaointe gnó acu, spás oibre ar teaspeáint. (Information Clinic targeted at those with new business ideas and start-ups, available enterprise space on show). Áras Sheagháin Bháin, Baile na Finne, Dé Máirt 4 Márta ón 10.00 go 1.00.

Glenties Notes 27th February 2014

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Naomh Conaill Casino Night:
The Naomh Conaill Casino night which was to have taken place this Saturday 1st March has been postponed until next Saturday night 8th March, so get the Glad-rags on and come out and enjoy a great night’s entertainment. Some tickets are still available from the organising committee priced at €15.

Scoil Mhuire Enrolment Day:
Enrolment Day for Scoil Mhuire will be on Tuesday 11th March 2014 from 1.15 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. You will have the opportunity to become familiar with your child’s new school environment. Enrolment forms may be collected from the school office on or after Monday 3rd March. For further information you may contact the school at 074 9551521

Glenties Community Action Group:
Glenties Community Action Group are delighted to announce that this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday 15th March at 2.30 p.m. The change this year is due to the fact that we have marching bands available on the Saturday which we would not have on St. Patrick’s Day itself. We will be fundraising on the day for the well received Glenties Rainy Day Fund to help those in the parish who may have unforeseen or unfortunate difficulties befall them and we also hope to run a fundraising dance on that same night. We are looking for all local organisations, clubs, businesses, and families, to take part in the parade with floats, fancy dress, music, or just march along, so please contact any member of the action group, or check out our Facebook page, to take part, or leave your ideas, or thoughts, on the parade, the more the merrier, to help make the town’s parade and the Glenties Rainy Day Fund a great success. ”

Doodle 4 Google Competition:
Shannon Mc Glynn, a pupil from S.N. Colmcille, Fintown has asked for our votes in the Group 3 section of the Doodle 4 Google competition

Glenties Notes 21st February 2014

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70th Wedding Anniversary:
Congratulations to John and Bridget Hegarty, Meenalargan, Glenties who celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary last weekend.

“Do This In Memory”:
The Parish based Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion called “Do This in Memory” began last Sunday 16th February at 11 a.m. Mass. This Programme aims to help Parents and Parish become more actively involved in the Sacramental Preparation for First Confession and First Communion

Enrolment at Edeninfagh N.S.:
Enrolment forms are now available at the school for the 2014 / 2015 school year. For further details ring the school on ‘ 9551663

S. N. Eadan Fhionn Fhraoich:
Ghlacfar le iarratasaí le haghaidh iontrala don scoilbhliain 2014 / 2015. Tuilleadh eolais le fail ón scoil ag ‘ 9551663.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to the nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends of Mamie Mc Fadden, formerly Byrne, from Kilraine, Glenties who died recently in Australia.

Church Gate Collection:
The recent Church Gate Collection in aid of The Bluestack Special Needs Foundation amounted to € 407.38 in Glenties and € 95 in Edeninfagh and € 190 in Fintown. The Foundation would like to thank everyone for their very generous contributions to this collection, and would like to thank all the collectors, without whom, this would not have been possible. Go raibh maith agat go leir.

Enrolment at St. Riaghan’s:
Parents wishing to enroll their child at St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh for the school year 2014 / 2015 are invited to call to the school for an Enrolment Form. “Enrolment Day” will be held later in the year. For further information or enquiries, please contact the school ‘ 9551591 or email striaghans@gmail.com

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line is € 50, every house is €100. Jackpot if not won will be €1500 on 45 numbers or less on 25/02/2014, if not won on the night €300 will be paid out. In house draws.

Bowls in the Community Centre every Monday at 8 p.m.

Tai chi in the Community Centre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Drama for children from 4.15 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday evening.

Snooker room is open from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. every evening and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

For Bookings for the Community Centre, contact 087 2679321.

Positions Available:
There are still positions available on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C.E. scheme. D.S.P. criteria apply. For more information contact 087 9695053.

“Raking the Ashes”:
Join Breezy, Donna Harkin and Tina Rock for an evening of “Raking the Ashes” in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties, on Friday the 24th February, starting at 8 p.m. There will be stories, songs, tunes and plenty of home baking. Do come along to what promises to be a fun filled evening. Admission is €10. Hope to see you there, in the mean time…Keep it Lit!

Naomh Conaill Casino Night:
Come along and enjoy a fabulous night in true Las Vegas style on Saturday 1st March in the Highlands Hotel at 8 p.m. You don’t have to be a gambler to enjoy this great nights entertainment. Everything from Roulette tables to simple High/Low cards will ensure everyone enjoys themselves. A top prize of a 43” HD TV is just one of the many prizes on offer. Any chips cashed in at the end of the night will guarantee entry to a free draw with numerous prizes to be won. One person is also guaranteed to walk away with €1000 on the night on our special ‘Open the Box’ game! So put on the glad-rags and come along to what is sure to be a night not to be missed! Tickets are €15, which includes champagne reception and $20 of free bets, and are available from The Co-op, Highlands Hotel or any of the organising committee..

Glenties Notes 13th February 2014

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Circus:
Circo Corvenieo proudly presents The Royal Superdome Circus in the Glenties Community Centre on Friday 14th February at 7 p.m. Fun show for all the family.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 4th February were – € 20 Winners – Anne Doherty, Maura Kilbane and Breege Brennan; € 25 Winners – John Boyle, Kathleen Boyle; €40 Winner – Rosaleen Melly; € 50 Winners – Rosaleen Melly, Charlie Mc Carron, Denise Maguire, Brid Gallagher, Anthony Burke, Rosaleen Melly, Anne Doherty, Letitia Doherty, Paddy Gill, Margo Gallagher and Nancy Gill; €100 Winners – Rosemarie Whelan, John McLoone, Anne Furey, Patsy Martin, Jenny McGeehan, Mrs. Monaghan, James Byrne and Bernadette McDevitt.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line is € 50, every house is €100. Jackpot if not won will be €1500 on 45 numbers or less on 18/02/2014, if not won on the night €300 will be paid out. In house draws.
Bowls in the Community Centre every Monday at 8 p.m.

Tai chi in the Community Centre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Drama for children from 4.15 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday evening.

Snooker room is open from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. every evening and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

For Bookings for the Community Centre, contact 087 2679321.

Positions Available:
There are still positions available on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C.E. scheme. D.S.P. criteria apply. For more information contact 087 9695053.

Glenties Tidy Towns:
Glenties Tidy Towns are compiling a local information brochure for 2014. All organisations, groups, businesses, and anyone with any local knowledge, is asked to forward their information to Glenties Tidy Towns by email – glentiestidytown@gmail.com; or by dropping it into the Community Centre office on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. All information needs to be submitted by 28th February.

Church of Ireland Dance:
The Church of Ireland Dance will be held in Elliott’s Bar and Lounge, Leitir on Saturday 22nd February starting at 9 p.m. Great music by G Bustard. Everyone is very welcome and refreshments will be served

Course for Engaged Couples:
A Course for Engaged Couples will be held in Kilmacrennan Pastoral Centre on 22nd February and on 22nd March. To register please contact 087 94 99 741.

Glenties Notes 6th February 2013

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Naomh Conaill Table Quiz:
A Table quiz will take place to morrow, Friday 7th February, in Kennedy’s Bar at 9.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come along to make up a team of 4 and enjoy a great night’s entertainment. Entry is € 20 per team. Come out and support your local club.

Confirmation:
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties, on Sunday18th May at 11.00 a.m.

First Holy Communion:
Children from St. Riaghan’s Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will receive their First Holy Communion at 11.00 a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 24th May.

Glenties Tidy Towns:
Glenties Tidy Towns are compiling a local information brochure for 2014. All organisations, groups, businesses, and anyone with any local knowledge, is asked to forward their information to Glenties Tidy Towns by email – glentiestidytown@gmail.com; or by dropping it into the Community Centre office on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. All information needs to be submitted by 28th February.

Community “Text Alert” Information Evening:
An Garda Síochána will host an Information Evening for Community Alert and Neighborhood Watch Groups in The Nesbit Arms Hotel, Ardara, on Wednesday 12th February at 8 p.m

Cardiac Screening Unit:
The Naomh Conaill GAA club is organizing for the mobile cardiac screening unit to visit the club again (depending on numbers). The unit was last here in 2011 and it is recommended that screening be carried out every 2/3 years. The screening is open to both males and females between the ages of 14 and 35 years at a cost of € 45; and is open to club members and non members alike. If you are interested in taking part in this screening, please contact Rosaleen 087 623 5023 or Muriel 087 648 5725.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 26th January were – € 25 Winners – Philomena McCaillig and Mary Furey; € 35 Winners – Bridie Melly, May Kennedy and Dim Melly; € 50 Winners – Isobel McLoone, Bernadette Gallagher, Breege Roarty, Auveen Gallagher, Denise Maguire, Bernie Martin, Mary Ellen Bonner, Mary Mc Dermot Barbara Bonner and Patsy McDyre; € 60 Winner – Marian Ward; € 100 Winners – Rosemarie Whelan, Dim Melly, Frankie Gallagher, Donal Brennan, Nancy Dorrian, Faye Moore, Sarah Gallagher and Breege Brennan; € 300 Winner – Eileen Gallagher.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line is € 50, every house is €100. Jackpot if not won will be €1400 on 45 numbers or less on 11/02/2014, if not won on the night €300 will be paid out. In house draws.

Bowls in the Community Centre every Monday at 8 p.m.

Tai chi in the Community Centre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Drama for children from 4.15 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday evening.

Snooker room is open from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. every evening and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Bookings for the Community Centre contact 087 2679321.

Positions Available:
There are still positions available on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C.E. scheme. D.S.P. criteria apply. For more information contact 087 9695053.

Landscape Character Assessment – Donegal County Council:
Councillor Terence Slowey would like to inform all landowners and any interested parties that the Central Planning Unit of Donegal County Council is carrying out its first Landscape Charter Assessment. This involves identifying and mapping unique areas within the County, almost like a jigsaw. To do this the Council will be looking at the landscape, seascape, historic landscape and townscapes. Everyone knows the landscape in their own area and at this initial stage the Assessment is to know what the general public consider their landscape to be.

Definition of Landscape
The European Landscape Convention defines landscape as ‘an area, as perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors’. A landscape consists of all the visible features of an area of land, both natural and artificial such as trees, mountains, rivers, buildings and roads. Landscape is more than just a beautiful view or an area of outstanding natural beauty, it is all landscapes including spoiled areas and ordinary landscapes, a rural area or an urban area.

What do you think about your landscape? What do you think about your landscape? How do you define the boundaries of your area? What elements or features of interest make your area distinctive? What do local people call your area? (e.g. townlands, parish other). How do you think the landscape should be developed? What is your favourite landscape? What is your least favourite landscape? What landscape do you associate with Donegal? How do you define the boundaries of your area?

Cllr Slowey outlines the way that all land owners or interested parties can get involved.
Upload a description/photo about your landscape to the Council online http://arc.donegal.ie/flexviewers/thedonegallandscape

Attend one of the drop-in events in February 2014 and talk to us in person (dates to be confirmed via Facebook or twitter) Contact the Central Planning Unit, Central Planning Unit, County House, Lifford, County Donegal. Tel: 074 9153900

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Glenties Notes 24th January 2014

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Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Peggy Boyle, (native of Kerry), widow of the late John Boyle, Meenalig, Glenties, who died on Sunday 12th January 2014 Requiem Mass was celebrated in St. Connell’s Church Glenties and burial took place in Kilraine Graveyard.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the Kennedy Family, Kilraine, Glenties on the death in England of Kevin Kennedy, brother of the late Frankie Kennedy, Kilraine; also to all other relatives and friends.

Medjugorje:
On Monday 27th January the parish of Glenties will host a visit from Marian Pilgrimages. The team from Medjugorje, David Parkes, and the Croatian guides plus Tom Field from the Dublin Office, will be present for Mass in St Connell’s Church at 7.30 p.m.; after which there will be a talk and after that a cup of tea in the Community Centre. This is open to everyone, past, present, and future pilgrims to Medjugorje, priests, religious, and lay people. A warm welcome awaits you. This Mass will take the place of the scheduled Peace Mass in St. Mary’s, Ramelton, on Thursday 30th January.

St. Brigid’s Night:
The Annual “St Brigid’s Cross Making and Céilí Night” will take place in the Community Centre, Glenties, on Friday 31st January at 8 p.m. Admission; € 3 each or €10 per family. Raffle and spot prizes on the night, with all proceeds going to the local Youth Club. Refreshments will be served. Come along for a great night’s “craic” and learn how to make your own St. Brigid’s Cross.

Feast of Saint Brigid:
Saturday 1st February. Blessing of St. Brigid’s Crosses will take place at both Masses on Saturday 1st February

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord – Candlemas: Sunday 2nd February
Blessing of Candles will take place at the Saturday evening Mass and both Masses on Sunday. Candles will be on sale at the door of the Church, packets of six – € 5.00.

Feast of St. Blaise Patron Saint of Sore Throats and Sick Cattle:
Monday 3rd February – Blessing of Throats will take place on Monday 3rd at 7.30 p.m. Mass

Edeninfagh: Feast of Saint Brigid:
Saturday 1st February. Blessing of St. Bridget’s Crosses will take place at 12 Mid-day Mass.

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord – Candlemas:
Blessing of candles will take place at 12 mid-day Mass on Sunday 2nd February. Candles will be on sale at the door of the Church, packets of six – € 5.00

Feast of St. Blaise Patron Saint of Sore Throats and Sick Cattle:
Monday 3rd February – Blessing of Throats will take place at 6 p.m. Mass.

Collection:
Glenties Care of The Aged would like to thank you for your generous support of their Christmas Church Gate Collection which amounted to € 1, 307.50.

Thanking you.
The Parish Social before Christmas was a great success and they would like to thank everyone who helped in any way, especially their Sponsors and those who gave spot prizes for their Raffle.

Collection:
The Annual Church Gate Collection in aid of the Raphoe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place before all Masses next weekend Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th January. The money raised is used to help take the sick of the Diocese to Lourdes on the Pilgrimage.

Glenties Community Playgroup Annual Hamper Draw:
The Playgroup would like to thank everyone who donated to the Hamper and those who sold tickets. Thank you for supporting the Draw. Congratulations to the six prize winners.

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