Glenties Notes 26th January 2017

The recent sudden death took place at her home of Kathleen Molloy, Lacklea, Glenties. Sincere sympathy is extended to her husband Peadar, son Pauric, daughter Mary and grandson James Michael. Also to her sisters Margaret Shovlin Portnii and Teresa Meehan, Letterkenny and her two brothers Pat Meehan, Letterkenny and Billy Meehan, Sligo and extended family. Her brother Tommy Meehan pre-deceased her in 2014.

Raphoe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
The Raphoe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th May 2017.  Flight from Belfast, five nights full board accommodation.  €699 per person, with option of transport to Belfast airport €25.  Contact the Pilgrimage Office, Archive House, Bishop’s Palace, Letterkenny, for further details or phone 074 9125090. (Monday to Friday from 12:30pm until 3:30pm.  Special section for the sick / sick children who should apply in writing only to the pilgrimage director: Fr Patrick McHugh, The Pilgrimage Office, Archive House, Bishop’s Palave, Letterkenny.

Night Classes at St Columba’s Comprehensive School
The following night classes will be run every Tuesday night – 7pm to 9pm starting Tuesday 31st January.
Intermediate Computers (8 weeks duration €110 or Concession €80)
ECDL Start Progression Module 1 (8 weeks duration €190 or Concession €160)
Conversational French (8 weeks duration €110 or Concession €80)
Tai Chi (8 weeks duration €110 or Concession €80)
Mindfulness Meditation Class (4 weeks duration €40 or Concession €30)
Beginners Make Up Class (4 weeks duration €40 or Concession €30)
Learn How to Use a Digital Camera (4 weeks duration €55 or Concession €40)
Making DVD’s from your Home Clips and Photos (4 weeks duration €55 or Concession €40)
Manual and Computerised Payroll (8 weeks duration €110 or Concession €80)
Personal or Career Development Coaching (6 weeks duration €90 or Concession €70)
Simple and Delicious French Cooking (8 weeks duration €110 or Concession €80)
Patchwork (4 weeks duration €55 or Concession €40)
Introduction to Health and Safety in the Workplace (8 weeks duration €110 or Concession €80)
Choral Singing Lessons (8 weeks duration €110 or Concession €80).

Learning For Living Programme
The following course is available free of charge through the Co Donegal ETB Learning For Living Programme.  Introduction to Computers (10 weeks) every Tuesday night.  Details of all courses can be viewed on the school website: Enrolment will take place on Tuesday 24th January from 7pm to 8pm.

Bluestack Special Needs Foundation
The Bluestack Special Needs Foundation will hold their Church Gate Collection next weekend – Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January.  All donations greatly appreciated.

Road Closure
A reminder to all users of the R250 Glenties to Fintown road that a closure starting at the Comprehensive School towards Fintown for a distance of 3km will be in place beginning on Monday 30th January until Friday 24th February between the hours of 8am to 5:30 daily.  Road will open each evening and at weekends.  Alternative route: Travelling the N56 from the Grotto to Maas to Gweebarra bridge to Doochary junction.  Turn right onto R252 travel to Doochary and then travel to Fintown. Buses, Emergency vehicles and Local Access will be accommodated at all times.

Butt Drama Circle
The Butt Drama Circle are delighted to bring their 2017 Drama Production of Brian Friel’s ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ to the Community Centre on Friday 17th February at 8pm.  Tickets available at the door.

Enrolment at Edeninfagh N.S.
Enrolment forms are now available at the school for the 2017/2018 school year. For further details ring the school on 074 9551663 or email:
S.N. Éadan Fhionn Fhraoich: Ghlacfar le iarratasaí le haghaidh iontrala don scoilbhliain 2017/2018. Tuilleadh eolais le fáil ón scoil ag 9551663 /

Enrolment at St. Riaghan’s N.S.
Parents wishing to enroll their child at St. Riaghan’s N.S., Drimnacrosh for the school year 2017/2018 are invited to call to the school for an Enrolment Form.  Forms must be returned to the school no later than Friday 10th February. “Enrolment Day” will be held later in the year. For further information or enquiries, please contact the school 9551591 or email

Glenties Notes 23rd January 2017

Raphoe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Annual Church gate collection will take place before all Masses next weekend Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd January. The money raised is used to help take the sick and youth of the Diocese to Lourdes on pilgrimage.

Family Carers Ireland
Family Carers Ireland will provide the QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Award modules, based on demand, in February. One day workshops are also available. For more information, please contact: Family Carers Ireland Training Department. 057 9370221 or visit

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 12th March 2017 at 11a.m.

First Holy Communion for the children of St Riaghan’s NS, Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny NS and Scoil Mhuire, will be celebrated in St Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 29th April 2017 at 10a.m.

First Holy Communion for the children of Edeninfagh NS will take place in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Sunday 30th April at 12 Noon.

Naomh Conaill
The Naomh Conaill AGM which was recently reconvened, has now been re-scheduled for Sunday January 22nd at 7p.m. in the Community Centre. We encourage members, non-members, supporters and parents , to come along and support our local GAA club. We invite everyone to come along , regardless of whether or not you feel you have anything to contribute. Your attendance would be greatly appreciated. as we embark on another year of football, ranging from under 6’s to senior players.

Áras Sheaghán Bhán Baile na Finne
Béigh na ranganna seo ag toiseacht ag brath at éileamh, TEG (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge), Gaeilge, Giotar, Fidil. Má tá suim agat freastáil at aon rang tá cláru riachtanach roimh 20/01/17. Fón: 9546071. Ríomhphost: These classes will start depending on demand, TEG, Irish, Giotar, Fiddle. To register for classes please contact Áras Sheaghán Bháin on 9546071 or email: before 20/01/17.

Ba mhaith leis an Bhord Banistiochta, foireann agus daltaí Scoil adan Fhionn Fhraoich a mbuíochas a chuir in iúl do achan duine a chuidigh leis an fheachtas bailiúchan airgid a bhí againn I mí na Samhna. Déirigh thar barr linn.

The Board of Management, staff and pupils of Edeninfagh NS wish to thank everyone who made our fundraising event in November last such an outstanding success.

Glenties Notes 5th May 2016

GAA Lotto
There was no winner of this week’s Gaa lotto. The numbers drawn out were 1-8-20-23. The 2x€50 went to Con Wright, Fintoen and Anna O’Donnell, Drumaghy Park, Ardara. Next week’s jackpot will be €6300.

Great Weekend
Naomh Conaill executive would like to congratulate all the winners of the Gaeltacht and thank all the teams for taking part in the competition in Glenties last weekend. Big Thanks must go to everyone who helped out to make this weekend happen which includes Kitchen staff, shop staff, stewards, Lotto sellers and anyone else who helped out in any way. Naomh Conaill would like to thank all who sponsored the club in anyway for the weekend. Thanks to Gerard and helpers and the little Naomh Conaill stars of the future that provided the half time entertainment.

WAAR Challenge
Robert Farrell is doing the Waar challenge in the 14th May 2016 and all his proceeds raised are going towards the Naomh Conaill minor board. Robert will have sponsorship cards in all businesses around town and all minor board managers + Robert himself. Total distance is 53K* including; 7.5k Run along the Wild Atlantic Coastline, 42.5k broken Cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way, 2k Hike with views over the hills of Donegal and 1k kayak on Loughanure Lake. Robert also has prizes for winner picked out from the sponsorship cards on the 21st May so if you see a sponsorship card please sponsor Robert

Clan Gathering
McDyer Clan Gathering in the Highlands Hotel on Saturday 11th June after 7:30pm Mass in Glenties. For booking details contact Caroline McHugh 0871303571.

Well Done
Congratulations to all the students and staff at the Comprehensive School for the wonderful welcome for the Cycle Against Suicide group last week. It really was a wonder event.

Glenties Notes 9th January 2016

The sympathy of the community is extended to the family of the late Phil Brennan, Stranalough, Glenties. Mr. Brennan was laid to rest on Wednesday 30th following Requiem Mass at St. Conall’s Church.

€25 Winners: Christine McCool, Jenny Furey
€50 Winners: Lisa Quinn, Kathleen Gallagher, Janet Given, Brenda Reid, Mary Ita Boyle, Martina Ward, Arline McGlynn, Kathleen McGettigan, Mairead Gallagher, Julia Molloy, Eileen Gallagher, Shaun McMenamin.
€60 Winner: John Boyle
€100 Winners: Jacinta Green, Maureen Gildea, Brenda Foye, Gerald Kane, Lourin Furey, Naomh Boyle, Darah Doherty, Ann Quinn, Arline Gallagher.
€300 Winner: Lourin Furey

Glenties Scout Group

An information evening for parents and anyone interested in getting involved will take place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Monday 11th January at 8:30pm.

The Provincial Support Officer from Scouting Ireland, Kevin Ferguson, will be there along with the Glenties leaders to explain the scouts, what’s it all about and how to get your children involved.

For more information please come along or check us out on Facebook at Glenties Scouts

Contacts for more information:

Kevin 086 0473459
Grainne – Glenties Froup Leader – 086 2713625

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 15th December 2015

There was no winner of this week’s Gaa lotto Jackpot; the numbers drawn out were 1-5-9-23. The 2x€50 went to Mary Gallagher, Ardaghy and Breida Molloy, Loughnabraddan Fintown. Next week’s jackpot will be €4,300.

Naomh Conaill AGM was held on Friday 11th December in the Community Centre and the Officers are as follows President: Leo Mc Loone (snr), Chairman: Daniel Mc Geehan, Vice Chair: Martin (Shanky) Smith, Secretary: Vincent Cranley, Vice secretary: Pauline Doherty, Treasurer: Patrick Mc Guigan, Vice Treasurer: Seamus O Malley, PRO: Paul Mc Guigan, Registrar: Murial Hegarty, Oifig na gaeilge: Owen Mc Geehan, Children’s Officer: Arlene Gallagher, Players representative: Vincent Cranley.

Naomh Conaill Minor Board Presentation night will be held in the Highlands Hotel on Saturday 19th December at 8pm. Please support out future stars.

Naomh Conaill would like to thank everyone for their support all year and are giving away 10 lotto prizes of €25 on Tuesday 22nd December at Bingo.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 12th May 2015

There was no winner of this week’s GAA lotto and the numbers drawn out were 2-15-16-23, The €50×2 went to Aideen Green, Doochary and Helen Flannery, Clos Naomh Conaill. Next week’s jackpot will be €3,700.

Club 200 draw 5/5/15. The €500 winner was Sarah McGlynn, Fintown and the €100×5 went to Seamus O’Malley, Station Rd & A J Gallagher, Derries & Rachel O Donnell, Kilraine & Grace McGeehan, Buncrana & Margaret McDevitt, Clogher PO. Congratulations to all our winners.

If anyone from the club has any training equipment belonging to the club as in Balls, bibs, cones, water bottles etc. could they please leave them in the clubhouse or contact any executive member as there are some teams who need equipment for this year.

Naomh Conaill club results
Wed 6th may u16 league Killybegs (3-8) vs Naomh Conaill (3-11)
Sat 9th May 3rd team Naomh Conaill (0-8) vs St Eunans (1-8)
Sun 10th may u14 league Ardara (1-9) vs Naomh Conaill (1-5)
Reserve league Naomh Conaill (2-13) vs Four Masters (0-3)

Naomh Conaill fixtures
13/5/15 u12 league Aodh Ruadh vs Naomh Conaill at 6.30pm
U16 league semi-final Naomh Conaill vs Kilcar at 7.00pm
16/5/15 division 5 league Ardara vs Naomh Conaill at 7.00pm
Senior league Naomh Conaill vs Four Masters at 3.00pm.

Scout Group in Glenties

Interest has been expressed in starting a Scout Group in Glenties, and a meeting has been arranged to discuss the possibility. Kevin Ferguson the Support Officer for Scouting Ireland will be there to explain what it takes to get a Scout Group up and running.

Scouting Ireland is a multi- denominational organisation that delivers the Scouting programme to both boys and girls from the age of 6 to 18 years. Like any new group, getting adult volunteers to help out is vital to the success of a new group. Any adults (over the age of 18) who would be willing to give a few hours per week voluntarily, to support children in the local community and who would like to give it a go, would be given all the training, help and support they would need to run a successful Group.

It is intended to hold the open evening for adults who may be interested in finding out more about setting up a new Group in the area in The Highlands Hotel on Wednesday 20th May at 8.00pm. All are welcome.

Wild Atlantic Surf School – Kids Surf Camps

Our kids camps start in July when the school summer holidays commence. The camps provide a great opportunity to learn to surf, and the daily coaching helps build a great surf proficiency. The children learn how to paddle correctly, read waves, pop-up, build surf knowledge and by the end of the week they should all be standing and riding waves. The camps are also very strongly orientated on ocean safety and awareness. We teach the children about rip currents, tides, potential dangers and we educate them on how to enjoy and have a safe and fun time in the sea. The camps last 3 hours per day and consists of daily surf coaching, light refreshments and games on the beach.

The camps run daily from June 29th Monday – Friday from 10:00am – 1:00pm.

The price for the week is €90.

All equipment including wetsuits and surfboards are provided. The only requirements are swimwear, a towel, sandals/flip flops, sunscreen, a change of clothes, a light rain jacket and suitable footwear for beach games.

Ph: +353 74 97 44767
Mobile: +353 (0) 86 1997995

Glenties Notes 22nd April 2015

The Late Finola McMahon Nee Boyce:
The death took place in Sligo Hospital on Monday 13th April 2015 of Finola McMahon, Old Golf Course Road, Donegal Town. Burial took place on Thursday. She is survived by one daughter, Helen, four sisters, Mary, Anne, Pauline McGill, Glenties, and Regina and one brother, Kieran, aunt, Nuala, uncle, Seamus, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband, Maurice, died in 2009 and her brother, Aidan died in 2013.

The Late Danny McGill:
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital, on Friday 17th April 2015, of Danny Mc Gill, Glen Road, Glenties, (native of Ardara). His Remains were taken home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday. Burial took place in New Graveyard, Glenties, after Requiem Mass at 3 p.m. Danny is survived by his wife, Rose, daughters, Mary, Breid, Anne-Edel and Carmel, sons, Dinny and Kevin, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws and other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Brendan and Brenda Mc Geehan, Fintown, on the death of their baby daughter, Leah, which took place on Thursday 16th April 2015, just two years old; also to Leah’s grandparents, uncles, aunts and all other relatives and friends.

Cash 4 Clobber Collection:
Scoil Mhuire is having another ‘Cash 4 Clobber Collection’ on Friday 1st May. We accept bags of men’s, women’s, & children’s clothing, paired shoes, handbags, belts, bed linen, (no duvets or pillows) curtains etc. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support with our collections in the past and we look forward to another successful collection on the 1st May. Feel free to drop your bag(s) into the school anytime prior to the collection.

First Holy Communion:
First Holy for the children of St. Riaghan’s Drimnacrosh KilkennyN.S., and Scoil Mhuire, will take place in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties, at 11.00 a.m. this Saturday 25th April.

Party for the First Holy Communion Children:
The Annual Party for The First Holy Communion Children, their families and guests, will be held in the Community Centre after the Mass. Refreshments will be served, for everyone attending. All Donations would be gratefully appreciated to help cover costs.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo held in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9 p.m. Jackpot €4900 on 45 numbers or less if not won €300 will be paid out, €100 a house, € 50 a line.
Snooker: Snooker room is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. all week
New CE Scheme: New CE scheme started on 22nd September 2014, Any one willing to start contact 087 9695053 for more details. FAS criteria apply.
Bowls: Bowls on Monday nights.

Bingo Winners:
The winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 14th April in the Community Centre, Glenties were – €15 Winners – Micheal Langan, Jamsie Melly, Georgina Mc Hugh and Marie Boyle; €25 Winners – Patsy Mc Dyre and Patricia Molloy, € 50 Winners – Reene Mulhern, Breege Roarty, Maureen Gildea, Caroline Kee, Emer O’ Donnell, Cathy Anon, Sally Mc Guigan, Peter Duffy, Cathy Anon, Pauline Mc Geehan and Adam Mc Dermott; €100 Winners – Ann Quinn, Angela Lowther, Shane Whyte, Bernie Martin, Adele Dooley, Patsy Mc Dyre, Nancy Gill and Mary Mc Gill – €300 Winner – Breid Gallagher.