Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 19th June 2017

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto; the numbers drawn out were 05-09-23-25 and the 2x€50 went to Bernie Mc Loone, Main Street and John Paul McGlynn, Fintown. Next week’s Jackpot will be €10,000.

With regards to our recent participation in Comórtas Peil naGaeltachta in Tourmakeady, the club would like to express our sincere gratitude to the following that sponsored us namely Glenties Services and Kieran Kennedy. The club would also like to congratulate the Naomh Conaill senior ladies team on their victory in the intermediate final in Comortais Peil na Gaeltachta.

The wonderful Rodd Hogg Irish Magician will be appearing in the Limelight Glenties for one night only on Friday 23rd June doors open at 8:30pm. Tickets are €10 each and are on sale in the Inniskeel Co-op, Costcutters Glenties, The Limelight and Glenties Services. Tickets can also be got from Brendan O’Donnell, Gerard O’Donnell, Martin Shanky Smith, and Paul McGuigan. This is one night not to be missed.

Fixtures Wed 28th June U14 Naomh Conaill v An Cloghan Liath.  Fri 23rd U12 Aodh Ruadh v Naomh Conaill.  Sun 25th Senior and Reserve Naomh Conaill v St Michaels 1:30-3pm.  Mon 26th U12 Naomh Conaill v Naomh Naille.  Wed 28th Na Cealla Beaga v Naomh Conaill, U14 Naomh Conaill v Four Masters. Thurs 29th Senior Naomh Conaill v Gaoth Dobhair @7.30pm.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 12th June 2017

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto; the numbers drawn out were 15-23-24-25 and the 2x€50 went to Liam Morrow, Kilraine and John Doherty, Stranaglough. Next week’s Jackpot will be €10,000.

With regards to our recent participation in Comórtas Peil naGaeltachta in Tourmakeady, the club would like to express our sincere gratitude to the following that sponsored us namely Glenties Services and Kieran Kennedy. The club would also like to congratulate the Naomh Conaill senior ladies team on their victory in the intermediate final in Comortais Peil na Gaeltachta.

The wonderful Rodd Hogg Irish Magician will be appearing in the Limelight Glenties for one night only on Friday 23rd June doors open at 8:30pm. Tickets are €10 each and are on sale in the Inniskeel Co-op, Costcutters Glenties, The Limelight and Glenties Services. Tickets can also be got from Brendan O’Donnell, Gerard O’Donnell, Martin Shanky Smith, and Paul McGuigan. This is one night not to be missed.

Fixtures Fri 16th June U12s Naomh Conaill v Four Masters. Sat 17th U14s Four Masters v Naomh Conaill, Division 5 Naomh Conaill v Pettigo @7pm. Mon 19th U16s Naomh Conaill v An Clochan Liath. Wed 21st U14s Naomh Conaill v An Clochan Liath.

Glenties Notes 1st June 2017

Glenties Community Centre
Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9pm. Jackpot €6500 on 45 numbers or less. If not won €300 will be paid out, €100 a house, €50 a line.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE Scheme has a vacancy for Horticultural workers and Museum workers.  C.E criteria applies.
C.E workers can avail of training to up skill whilst on CE scheme. To apply for the above please e-mail glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie or telephone 0879695053 or further information.

Snooker Room open from 6pm – 10pm.
Yoga Classes – Wednesday from 6.15pm – 7.45pm. Yogis Beaga
12.30 pm (0-4 Years), parent & child 5.30pm Wednesday. For more information or to book a mat 0879667142.
Donegal Kung Fu for adults and kid, for more details contact
Mark Kinsella 0863665495 or email:marktkinsella@yahoo. co.uk
Parent & Toddler Group – Monday morning’s from 10.00 a.m – 12.00 noon

Bingo Winners 16/05/2017
€25 Winners – Mary Mc Geehan,Breege Roarty, Bridget Kee, Hilary Meehan, Jenny Furey, Jenny Benson.
€50 Winners: Paula Hegarty, Philemena McCallig, Kathleen Gallagher, Mary Ita Boyle, Patricia Molloy, Brenda Reid, Ann Timoney, Janet Given, Carmel Fitzgerald, Marian Ward, Rosaleen Melly.
€100 winners: Mary Duggan, Claire Keeney, Mary Gallagher, Willie Mc Neilis, Mary Ellen Bonner, Arlene Gallagher, Jean Boyle, Sandra Maloney.
€150 Winners: Mary Gallagher, Ann Cannon.

Bingo Winners 23/05/2017
€20 Winners: Rosaleen Quinn, Ann Bonner, Breid Gallagher
€25 Winners: Paula Hegarty, Rose McFadden,Fiona Boyle, Cathy Connell,
€50 Winners: Lorraine Sweeney, Ann Timoney, Evelyn Boyle,  Ann Quinn, Patsy McDyre, Breege Roarty, Sally Herrity,
€60 winner: Seamus Mc Groarty
€100 Winners: Philemena Melly,Caroline Bonner, Sheila Kenny, Ann Timoney, Mary Campbell, Maura Kilbane, Ann McHugh, Owenie McMenamin, Caroline Kee, Francis Quinn
€300 Winner: Willie McNelis

Edeninfagh C.E Scheme
The Edeninfagh C.E Scheme has one position vacant for a General Operative to work on the Church grounds and Graveyard in Glenties.  If you are interested and satisfy C.E Scheme criteria, please contact 074 9557981, 087 7736247 or email: mullanmoresch@eircom.net

Young Adults Conference
The Young Adults Conference takes place on Saturday 3rd June in St Eunan’s Cathedral, Conference Room from 10am to 5:30pm.  Excellent speakers and discussions, Mass and Adoration.  There will be an opportunity for Confessions. Light lunch served.  Suggested donation €10.  For further information, contact Fr Rory Brady on 087 9141606.

Recent Collection
The recent collection for Cancer Care West amounted to €678.95 – Thank you to everyone for their generous support.

Classical Concert
A reminder that this years ‘Classical Concert’ in the Church of Ireland, Lettermacaward will be held on 3rd June at 8pm.  We promise you an hour of wonderful music – even if you are not familiar with each piece.  Admission i €10 – payable at the door.  If you need more information, please contact Angela on 074 9544341 / 086 3737502 or Carolyn on 074 9544823 / 087 7873415.

Charity Tractor Run
The Patrick Byrne Memorial Tractor Run will take place on Sunday 4th June, leaving the GAA grounds at 2pm.  Registration from 12 Noon onwards.  All Vintage Vehicles and mocern tractors welcome.  Any queries contact Peter on 087 6847236 or Michael  on 087 1300834.  All proceeds in aid of the Donegal Hospice.

Registration at Glenties Playgroup
The Annual Registration of the Glenties Playgroup Limited will take place on Thursday 8th June at 8pm in the Playgroup Building, Glen Road, Glenties.  Any parent wishing to enrol their child / children must attend to secure their child’s place for the September term.  Children must be at least 2 years and 9 months old when they begin playgroup.  Please bring your child’s Birth Certificate, Immunisation Record Card and PPS Number of both parent and child.  We aim to keep the cost of our playgroup sessions affordable to all parents using our facility and the following discounts are available: family discount, families in receipt of Social Welfare payments, GP Card or Medical Card.  Parents can avail of subsidised childcare places if one parent is on a Community Employment Scheme, TUAS, FÁS or VEC Courses..
Free Preschool Year – The ECCE Programme is open to all children aged between 3 and 4 years and 6 months on 1st September.  Children can now be enrolled in December and April each year.  (Children can attend for either one or two years depending on the age and needs of the child and can attend  for a maximum of 5 days, 3 hours per week, free of charge).  Tea / coffee will be provided.  Looking forward to seeing you!

Graveyard Sunday
Mass will be celebrated in the New Graveyard on Sunday 2nd July at 3pm and in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Sunday 6th August also at 3pm.

Recent Bereavement
The death occurred recently of Sally McGuigan, 57 Ard Connell.  Known for her friendly demeanor and caring nature, Sally will be sadly missed by the Glenties community and beyond.  She is survived by her husband Patrick, daughter Amanda, sons Paul, Enda and Brian and a wide circle of friends, neighbours and relatives to whom sincere sympathy is extended.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Paul Dawson MS Fundraiser
A ‘Relay for a Better Life’ will be held at the Comprehensive School pitch on Saturday 17th June at 10am.  Anyone who fancies joining in can contact Caroline Bonner on 086 8379072, Connie Bennett on 087 2400825 or Sally Bennett on 087 7702819.  Teams of four are not required as participants will be placed on a team after registration.  Donations collected on the day.

A reminder that our Music and Buffet night with Red Alert with food supplied by Carnaween House takes place in M25 on Friday 9th June.  A number of tickets are still available to buy in Glenties Post Office and Carnaween House.  Tickets are priced at €10.

Wedding Bells
The marriage took place in St Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 27th May of Michelle McCahill, Derries and Shaun Melly, Dooey, Lettermacaward.  Michelle is the daughter of Bridie and the late Michael McCahill, Derries and Shaun is the son of Derrick Melly, Glenties and Martina McHugh, Castledoherty, Ardara. Congratulations to the happy couple!

Edeninfagh National School
Scoil Náisiúnta Éadan Fhionn Fhraoich will perform their All-Ireland winning play ‘An Eangach Thorthach’ for the local schools in the Community Centre, Glenties on Wednesday 14th June at 11:30am.  Any school wishing to attend are very welcome to do so.  The more the merrier!  An evening performance will then take place at 6pm for the general public.  We would love for you to come along and view this wonderful display by our very talented pupils.  Everyone welcome!  If you require further information, please telephone the school on 074 9551663 or email: edeninfagh@gmail.com.
Beidh Scoil Náisiúnta Éadan Fhionn Fhraoich ag léiriú an drama ‘An Eangach Thorthach’ do na scoileanna áitiúla ar 14ú Méitheamh ag 11:30am agus do phobal na háite ag 6pm i halla an mhargaidh.  Fáilte romhat.

Cash for Clobber
St Riaghan’s National School are holding a ‘Cash for Clobber’ collection at the school on Tuesday 20th June.  The school will receive a cash donation for each filled bag of clothes, paired shoes, handbags etc. they receive.  Filled bags can be left into the school on Monday 19th June or early on Tuesday morning before the collection.  For further information ring 074 9551591, 086 1798692 or email: striaghans@gmail.com.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 11th April 2017

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto; the numbers drawn out were 7-15-18-30 and the 2x€50 went Gerry Doherty, Tullyard Rd and Crona Regan, Stone Park. Next week’s Jackpot will be €10,000.

Club 200+ draw number 9 took place on Tuesday 4/4/17 and the winners €300 Michael Gallagher, Derries 7x€100 Michael Regan, Mill Rd Claire Kenney, Narin rd  Nora Gallagher (phildy), Glen Rd Anthony Thompson(snr), Ard Mc Gill John Bonner, Glen Rd Eimer O Donnell, Mill Rd Sinead Brannigan, Highlands Hotel. Congratulations to all the winners and the next draw will take place on Tuesday 2/5/17.

Naomh Conaill Gaa merchandise can now be bought online on All Sports Donegal Town and O’Neills

Over the Easter weekend Naomh Conaill present the eagerly awaited “League of Extraordinary Glenties Men”. A must see show featuring a variety of characters from around the town as you have never seen them before. You have seen one trailer, now keep an eye out for the sequel. Shows are taking place in the community centre on Good Friday 14th & Easter Sunday 16th April at 8pm. Tickets are priced at €10 and go on sale in the Cope Shop and from Vincent Cranley (087) 1770243 or Seamus O’Malley (087) 410 6737. Get your tickets early so you don’t miss out as these will go fast. Fri has sold out only tickets left for Sunday.

Fixtures: Wed 12th April Minor League Naomh Conaill v An Clochan Liath, Fri 14th April U16 League Naomh Conaill v Four Masters, Sat 15th Division 5 league Pettigo v Naomh Conaill @6pm, Sun 16th Senior and Reserve league Glenswilly v Naomh Conaill @1:30 – 3pm.

Congratulations to Ethan, The Donegal team and Management on winning the Ulster U21 Competition with a great win over Derry.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 6th April 2017

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto; the numbers drawn out were 1-15-23-25 and the 2x€50 went Margaret Boyce, c/o Martin Doc and Frank Mc Swiggan, Gortnasillagh. Next week’s Jackpot will be €10,000.

Naomh Conaill Gaa merchandise can now be bought online on All sports Donegal Town and O’Neills

A big thank you to all who supported our ‘Come Dine with me’ fundraiser. Most of our hosts held their dinner parties on St Patrick’s evening and then finished the night in Kennedys where a great night was had by all.  We held a very successful raffle for Paul Dawson’s MS Fundraising. Paul himself was on hand to pull out the winning tickets.  Many thanks to all who sponsored prizes on the night namely, Terence in the Blue Haven, Rosaleen and Conal in Lisdanar B&B, Sean and Geraldine in Donegal Waste, Glenties Furnishings and of course Paul Dawson himself who kindly donated a gallon of grouse. Kieran Kennedy also sponsored a super prize of an overnight hotel break for two which was specifically set aside for one of the hosts. Bernie O’Malley and Pauline Gallagher were the lucky winners. Sean McLoone, your local coal-man, kindly sponsored wine for each of the hosts to which we are very grateful. Last but not least a huge thank you goes out all of our hosts. All of our hosts admitted it was hard work but totally enjoyed the evening so well done to you all. We still have some dinner parties organised in the coming weeks as this weekend didn’t suit everyone so hopefully all goes well for them and don’t forget to forward your pictures to the Club Facebook page.

Over the Easter weekend Naomh Conaill present the eagerly awaited “League of Extraordinary Glenties Men”. A must see show featuring a variety of characters from around the town as you have never seen them before. You have seen one trailer, now keep an eye out for the sequel. Shows are taking place in the community centre on Good Friday 14th & Easter Sunday 16th April at 8pm. Tickets are priced at €10 and go on sale Monday 3rd of April in the Cope Shop and from Vincent Cranley (087) 1770243 or Seamus O’Malley (087) 410 6737. Get your tickets early so you don’t miss out as these will go fast.

Fixtures: Fri 7th U16s An Clochan Liath v Naomh Conaill, Sat 8th U12s Naomh Conaill v An Clochan Liath, Sat 8th Division 5 Naomh Conaill v Glenswilly @6pm

Naomh Conaill is holding a club meeting on Monday 10th April at 8:15pm in the clubhouse. Please attend and have your say.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 28th March 2017

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto; the numbers drawn out were 1-16-23-28 and the 2x€50 went Breid Gallagher, Narin Rd and Sally McHugh, Ardara. Next week’s Jackpot will be €10,000.

Naomh Conaill Gaa merchandise can now be bought online on All sports Donegal Town and O’Neills

A big thank you to all who supported our ‘Come Dine with me’ fundraiser. Most of our hosts held their dinner parties on St Patrick’s evening and then finished the night in Kennedys where a great night was had by all.  We held a very successful raffle for Paul Dawson’s MS Fundraising. Paul himself was on hand to pull out the winning tickets.  Many thanks to all who sponsored prizes on the night namely, Terence in the Blue Haven, Rosaleen and Conal in Lisdanar B&B, Sean and Geraldine in Donegal Waste, Glenties Furnishings and of course Paul Dawson himself who kindly donated a gallon of grouse. Kieran Kennedy also sponsored a super prize of an overnight hotel break for two which was specifically set aside for one of the hosts. Bernie O’Malley and Pauline Gallagher were the lucky winners. Sean McLoone, your local coal-man, kindly sponsored wine for each of the hosts to which we are very grateful. Last but not least a huge thank you goes out all of our hosts. All of our hosts admitted it was hard work but totally enjoyed the evening so well done to you all. We still have some dinner parties organised in the coming weeks as this weekend didn’t suit everyone so hopefully all goes well for them and don’t forget to forward your pictures to the Club Facebook page.

Over the Easter weekend Naomh Conaill present the eagerly awaited “League of Extraordinary Glenties Men”. A must see show featuring a variety of characters from around the town as you have never seen them before. You have seen one trailer, now keep an eye out for the sequel. Shows are taking place in the community centre on Good Friday 14th & Easter Sunday 16th April. Tickets are priced at €10 and go on sale Monday 3rd of April in the Cope Shop and from Vincent Cranley (087) 1770243 or Seamus O’Malley (087) 410 6737. Get your tickets early so you don’t miss out as these will go fast.

Fixtures Wed 29th March Minor Naomh Naille v Naomh Conaill, Mon 3rd April U12s Ardara v Naomh Conaill, Fri 7th April U16s An Clochan Liath v Naomh Conaill, Sun 9th April senior & reserve Naomh Conaill v Milford.

Glenties Notes 9th March 2017

Death of Rev Fr Pat Prendergast
It was with great sadness that the community of Glenties became aware of the untimely passing of Fr Pat Prendergast at St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin on Monday 6th March. Fr Pat came to Glenties as Parish Priest in 1999 and served us with dedication and generosity. Known for his kindness and also his great interest in the schools of the Parish, he will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all who had the pleasure to cross his path. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy
The sudden death took place recently of John O’Donnell, Cappry, Ballybofey. Originally from Aughla, Glenties, John is survived by his wife Sarah, daughter Annette Donaghey and three grandsons, Patrick, James and Daniel. He is also survived by brothers Jimmy and Willie and sisters Bridie, Annie and Rosie. John worked in St Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar for 27 years and made many friends throughout the years which was evident in the large attendance at his wake and funeral. He was laid to rest in Drumboe Cemetary following Requiem Mass which was con-celebrated by Fr John Joe Duffy and Fr Patsy Arkinson.

Sincere sympathy is also extended to the family of Pat McHugh, Narin Road, Glenties on his recent passing at Letterkenny University Hospital. Pat was laid to rest in the New Graveyard following Requiem Mass on Tuesday 7th March.

Glenties Community Centre
Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9pm. Jackpot €5400 on 45 numbers or less. If not won €300 will be paid out. €100 a house, €50 a line.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme has a vacancy for Horticultural workers and Museum workers. C.E criteria applies.

C.E. workers can avail of training to up skill while on CE scheme.To apply for the above please e-mail glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie or telephone 0879695053 or more information.

Snooker Room now open from 6pm – 10pm

Yoga Classes: every Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:45pm. For more information contact 0879667142.

Tia Chi continues each Wednesday from 8pm to 9:30pm.

Donegal Kung Fu for adults and children, for further details and cost, please contact Mark Kinsella 0863665495 or email:marktkinsella@yahoo.co.uk

Parent & Toddler Group: Monday mornings from 10am to 12 Noon.

Bingo Winners 28/02/2017
€50 Winners: Frank Mc Menamin, Caroline Kee, Nora Gallagher, Maura Gilbane, Bridie Boyle, Ann Furey, Evelyn Boyle, Kathleen McMenamin, Kathleen Mc Hugh, Maria Boyle, Patsy Mc Dyre, Adele Dooley.
€100 Winners: Rosemaire Whelan, Patsy Martin, Kathleen Quinn, Kitty McGlynn, Ann Quinn, Caroline Kee, Eileen Gallagher, Lorraine Brennan, Josie Martin. €300 Winner: Ann Quinn.

Timetable of Masses during Lent
There will be Mass in Glenties every day during the season of Lent. Mass will take place on three evenings – Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30pm. There will be Mass on two mornings – Tuesday and Thursday at 10am. Mass will be held on Saturday morning at 11am and Saturday evening at 7:30pm. Mass as usual on Sunday at 11am. Masses are subject to change if a Funeral Mass needs to be held.

Booking of Masses
Anyone wishing to book Masses for Anniversaries and Mass Intentions can contact Fr Gerard directly either by calling into the Sacristy after Mass or by calling 074 9546107.

Sacrament of Confirmation
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St Connell’s Church on Sunday 12th March at 11am.

A.G.M. Saint Vincent de Paul
The A.G.M. of St Connell’s Conference of Saint Vincent de Paul will take place in the Day Centre, McCloskey Crescent on Monday 13th March at 7pm. All are welcome including new members.

Naomh Conaill
Naomh Conaill membership for 2017 is now due.Registration evenings will be held as follows: Aras Sheain Bhain Fintown – Saturday 11th March from 6.30pm -7.00pm. St Columba’s Comprehensive School gym – Thursday 9th March 7pm – 8pm. Naomh Conail clubhouse – Sunday 12th March – 4pm -5pm. Adult membership is €40, youth €20 each for the first two children and €10 for each additional child, €100 membership includes adult membership and entry into the weekly lotto, social membership €100. Registration is required for all adult players and non players, coaches, committee members and underage players. Closing date for membership is 24th March.

St Patrick’s Day Parade
With just over a week to go until the St Patrick’s Day parade with a difference, we would like to encourage everyone to partake in the event on 17/3/17@ 00.01am. By this we mean don your green suit, dress, light up everything green or even resurrect that Leprechaun outfit and come along dressed and prepared join the atmosphere for the parade #turnglentiesgreen. The parade will be guaranteed to have five, if not six marching bands – some of which will be illuminated with green lights, glow sticks and glow bands. We have asked clubs and groups to enter a float and to participate in some way and we would also like to encourage everyone to come out and and contribute to this novel event in order to showcase the wonderful community spirit that exists in our wee town. Groups, individuals or businesses that wish to get involved, can do do so by informing a committee member or by messaging us on Facebook. Remember, the more the merrier! We look forward to seeing you all on St Patrick’s Day at 00.01am.

Glenties Playgroup and Afterschools
Glenties Community Playgroup Limited are seeking applications for Childcare Workers in order to establish a suitable relief panel. The panel will be activated when there is a member of staff absent. Applicants must have a minimum of FETAC Level 5 in Early Years. The ideal applicant must be flexible and be able to work at short notice. To request an application pack, please contact the Glenties Community Playgroup Limited, Glen Road, Glenties by post or by emailing: glentiesplaygroup@eircom.net

Paul Dawson’s MS Fundraising
Ann’s Ardara Fitness Class this evening at 7:45pm in Ardara Community Centre – Work the body and then work the mind in Nancy’s Bar at a quiz night. All monies from the fitness class and quiz go towards Paul Dawson’s MS Fundraising appeal. Everyone welcome!

Comhghairdeas
Congratulations to the pupils of Edeninfagh National School who came first in their category in the Féile Áitiúil Scoildrámaíochta 2017 and were also awarded the ‘Judges Best’ Award for overall performance. They will now progress to Féile Uladh which takes place in Armagh on 24th March.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 8th March 2017

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto; the numbers drawn out were 1-22-24-27 and the 2x€50 went Bernie Martin, Church Rd and Martin Regan, Glenties. Next week’s Jackpot will be €10,000.

Naomh Conaill “Come Dine With Me” Invite your friends and family to your home to host a dinner on St Patricks day/eve and then finish the evening along with all the other hosts in Kennedy’s Bar with music by “The Vinyls”. Kieran from Kennedy’s has kindly sponsored a special prize for a mystery overnight hotel stay for one lucky host. For all you Naomh Conaill enthusiasts outside of Donegal and overseas, why not get involved and host a table!! A special prize of a years club lotto subscription is up for grabs. We would ask all hosts to forward your pictures to the club Facebook page on the evening itself as these will all be displayed on the TV’s in Kennedy’s Bar for all to see. In order to help your guests get in the party mood each host will receive a complimentary bottle of wine sponsored kindly by  Sean McLoone’s Coal Deliveries. As part of the event Naomh Conaill are proud to support  Paul Dawson’s MS Fundraising Drive. A raffle will be held on the night with some fantastic prizes sponsored by our very generous sponsors. These include:- Voucher for Blue Haven – Terence Molloy (Blue Haven) Voucher for Harveys Point – Lisdanar B&B Voucher for McElhinneys – Donegal Waste There is a huge uptake in hosts already registering to take part on the night but if you are interested please contact a committee member. Martin Doherty 086 8656312 Rosaleen Doherty 087 6235023 Vincent Cranley 087 1770243 Please note that you can host your event on another night if it suits you and your guests better.

Naomh Conaill Gaa merchandise can now be bought online on All sports Donegal Town and O’Neills

Naomh Conaill membership for 2017 is now due. The club will hold a registration night in Aras Sheain Bhain Fintown on Saturday 11th March from 6.30 -7.00, the Comprehensive gym Thursday 9th March 7-8 and the clubhouse Sunday 12th 4-5. Adult membership is €40, youth €20 each for the first two children and €10 for each additional child, €100 membership includes adult membership and entry into the weekly lotto, social membership €100. Registration is required for all adult players and non-players, coaches, committee members and underage players. Closing date for membership is 24th March.

All sports division 1 league Naomh Conaill senior and reserve will host Gaoth Dobhair this Sunday 12th March @1.30-3:00pm in Davy Brennan Park Glenties. Sunday 19th March St Michaels v Naomh Conaill at 1:30-3:00pm in Dunfanaghy.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 1st March 2017

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto; the numbers drawn out were 2-8-24-30 and the 2x€50 went Seamus Mc Kelvey, Fintown and William and Jane Cunningham, Ardara. Next week’s Jackpot will be €10,000.

Naomh Conaill “Come Dine With Me” Invite your friends and family to your home to host a dinner on St Patricks day/eve and then finish the evening along with all the other hosts in Kennedy’s Bar with music by “The Vinyls”. Kieran from Kennedy’s has kindly sponsored a special prize for a mystery overnight hotel stay for one lucky host. For all you Naomh Conaill enthusiasts outside of Donegal and overseas, why not get involved and host a table!! A special prize of a years club lotto subscription is up for grabs. We would ask all hosts to forward your pictures to the club Facebook page on the evening itself as these will all be displayed on the TV’s in Kennedy’s Bar for all to see. In order to help your guests get in the party mood each host will receive a complimentary bottle of wine sponsored kindly by  Sean McLoone’s Coal Deliveries. As part of the event Naomh Conaill are proud to support  Paul Dawson’s MS Fundraising Drive. A raffle will be held on the night with some fantastic prizes sponsored by our very generous sponsors. These include:- Voucher for Blue Haven – Terence Molloy (Blue Haven) Voucher for Harveys Point – Lisdanar B&B Voucher for McElhinneys – Donegal Waste There is a huge uptake in hosts already registering to take part on the night but if you are interested please contact a committee member. Martin Doherty 086 8656312 Rosaleen Doherty 087 6235023 Vincent Cranley 087 1770243 Please note that you can host your event on another night if it suits you and your guests better.

Naomh Conaill Gaa merchandise can now be bought online on All sports Donegal Town and O’Neills

Donegal GAA Annual Club Pass 2017 As and from the 1st December 2016 CLG Dun na nGall will have an Annual Club Pass for sale for the 2017 Season. This pass will give admission to all **Adult League & Championship matches under the control of Donegal GAA for 2017 Season. The pass has an RRP of €120. Orders for 2017 Club Pass Orders will be taken via email to the County Office from the Club Secretary E-mail address only. Closing Date for Orders from clubs will be March 3rd.

Naomh Conaill GAA club will hold a registration night in the Comp Gym on Thursday 2nd March from 7-8pm. Youth membership €20 each for the first two children and €10 for each additional child. Adult membership €40. €100 for adult membership plus entry into the weekly lotto. Social membership €100.

Comortas Peile Na Gaeltachta Sunday 5th March Ardara v Naomh Conaill at 3:00pm in Pearse Memorial Park Ardara

Glenties Notes 24th February 2017

Message from the McDyer Family
We are holding a ‘Remembrance of Martin’ Fundraising Coffee Evening to raise funds for The Donegal Hospice in our home at Meenahalla immediately after Martin’s 3rd Anniversary Mass which takes place in St Connell’s Church at 7:30p.m. on Friday 24th February.  Everyone most welcome.

Mary’s Meals
Mary’s Meals will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend.

Church of Ireland Fundraising Dance
It’s almost time folks! Get your dancing shoes on and join us for a brilliant night of dancing and craic in Elliot’s Lounge, Lettermacaward  on Saturday 25th February at 9p.m.  All proceeds in aid of the Church of Ireland, Lettermacaward.  Music on the night by B & J Sound with prizes for the best jivers and dancers.  Usual Door Prize with Mega Raffle so come along and bring your friends.  Everyone welcome!

Get Fit During Lent
The Bayview Hotel and Leisure Centre has an amazing offer for anyone aspiring to ‘Get Fit’ during Lent.  €40 for 40 days membership of the Leisure Centre – available on 1st March only.  Call 074 9732567 for more details.

Údarás na Gaeltachta Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta
Tá Údarás na Gaeltachta ag tairiscint Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta i réimse leathan ceirdeanna gur fiú níos mó ná €2000 an ceann iad d’iarrthóirí le cáiliocht mar cheardaí a bhaint amach.  Is d’iarrthóirí Gaeltachta le Gaeilge líofa na scoláireachtaí seo.  Tuilleadh eolais agus foirm iarratais ar fáil ach glaoch ar: 091 503139 nó 091 503121 nó suíomh idirlín an Údaráis.  Ní mór foirm iarratais a bheith ar ais roimh 03/03/2017.

Paul Dawson’s MS Fundraising
A Pub Quiz will take place in the Glen Tavern, Glenties on Friday 3rd March at 9p.m.  Teams of 4 – €5 per person.  Prize for the ‘smartest’ team! Lots of raffle prizes also.  All proceeds going towards Paul’s fundraising campaign.  So get your brains in gear and come along and prove how smart you really are!

A reminder also that the Car Boot Sale takes place at the Dolmen Centre from 2p.m to 4p.m. on Saturday 4th March so why not have a good clear out and make some money for this very worthy cause.  Tea/coffee and cakes available on the day.  Tables are booking up fast so contact Ann on 087 2243975 as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Glenties Community Development Group
We are pleased to announce that this year Glenties will be having a parade on St Patrick’s Day – with a twist!  The difference in this year’s parade is that it will take place at 12:01a.m.  Yes, that’s right folks – one minute past midnight which will make it the first parade in Ireland on St Patrick’s Day 2017.  The decision was made to hold the parade at this time as it was proving impossible to secure any marching bands at any other time during the day as they had already been snapped up by other established event holders throughout the county.  We have managed to secure 4 bands and they are delighted with the idea of a midnight parade.  We have a large amount of floats taking part which will all be illuminated together with the marching bands and fancy dress participants for greater effect and in addition we will be turning the town green for the night to create an amazing green extravaganza for everyone.  Your support in such events is always paramount, so get your thinking caps on (green ones preferred) and get involved in what promises to be a big bright green spectacle for all to enjoy!

Glenties Community Centre Bingo
€25 Winners: Mary Kennedy,Vera Breslin, Rose Boyle, Lisa Coughlan, Claire Keeney, Brid Gallagher
€35 Winners: Margaret Bonner, Rose Boyle, Nellie Doherty
€50 Winners: Dim Melly, Denise Maguire, Bridie Gallagher, Patsy Martin, Lauren Furey, Denise Furey, Anthony Burke, Annie Gallagher, Mary Mc Dermott, Patricia Molloy
€60 Winner: Ann Timoney
€100 Winners: Sally Mc Hugh, Grainnie Mc Keown, Evelyn Doherty, Rosaleen Doherty, Ann Bonner, Rose Boyle, Mary Ward. Sally Mc Guigan
€300 Winner: Eileen Gallagher

Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9pm. Jackpot €5200 on 45 numbers or less if not won €300 will be paid out, €100 a house, €50 a line.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE Scheme has a vacancy for Horticultural workers, Museum workers, C.E criteria applies.  C.E workers can avail of training to enable them to upskill while on CE scheme.To apply for the above please email glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie or telephone 087 9695053 for further information

Snooker Room now open from 6p.m – 10p.m.

Yoga Classes Wednesday from 6:5pm – 7:45pm. For more information contact
087 9667142.

Tia Chi returns on Wednesday 01st March 8pm to 9:30pm.

Donegal Kung Fu for adults and children.  For further details and cost, please contact Mark Kinsella 086 3665495 or email:marktkinsella@yahoo.co.uk

Parent & Toddler Group – Monday mornings from 10a.m to 12 Noon.

Recent Bereavement
The recent death took place peacefully at his home of Thomas Gallagher, Clontarf, Dublin.  Thomas is the son of John and Cathy Gallagher (John is a native of the Glen Road) and loving brother of Aoife and Amanda and will be sadly missed by his family, grandmother Kathleen, relatives and friends to whom we extend sincere sympathy.  Thomas was laid to rest in Glasnevin Cemetery on Thursday 16th February following Requiem Mass in St Gabriel’s Church in Clontarf.

Pilgrimage from Knock to New York
A special Pilgrimage from Knock to New York will take place from 8th to 14th May, flying directly from Ireland West Airport, Knock to J.F.K. International Airport, New York.  The Pilgrimage will offer the chance to be a part of a memorable and historic trip which will include Requiem Mass on Saturday 13th at old St Patrick’s Cathedral, for the re-interment of the remains of John Curry, the youngest of the Knock Witnesses.  Mass will be celebrated by his Eminence Cardinal Dolan.  If you would like to find out more, or make an enquiry, please contact the tour operators: Joe Walsh Tours on 01 2410800 or email: bronwyn.clinton@joewalshtours.ie

Monastic Contemplative Life Discernment Weekend (Friday 10th to Sunday 12th March)
Dominican Contemplative Nuns welcome single young women (aged 20 to 40) to their retreat house and offer the opportunity to experience their Life of Prayer: Liturgy, Eucharistic Adoration, Talks, Sisters’ testimonies, Lectio Divina, Question Time, Food and Fellowship.  Those who cannot come for the full weekend are welcome to join us on Saturday 9:30a.m. to 7p.m.  Early booking is advisable as places are limited.  Venue: Siena Monastery, The Twenties, Drogheda, Co Louth. Contact Sr Breda OP – email: siena3@eircom.net or phone 041 9838524. www.dominicannuns.ie

100th Anniversary of the Fatima Aparitions
Raphoe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima takes place from 10th July 2017.  Flights from Dublin, 7 nights Hotel Avenida.  €764 plus insurance €25 per person,  For full details contact Geraldine Shovlin on 087 2820946.

Naomh Conaill CLG
Naomh Conaill are delighted to announce the return of their very successful ‘Come Dine with Me’.  This year’s event takes place on St Patrick’s Day / evening (Friday 17th March) and afterwards in Kennedy’s Bar.  All proceeds from a raffle on the night will be donated to the Paul Dawson MS Fundraising Appeal.  Kennedy’s Bar has kindly sponsored a very attractive prize to be drawn among the hosts only. Full details are available on the club’s Facebook page.  Contact Vinny – 087 1770243, Martin – 086 8656312 or Rosaleen – 087 6235023.

Local Notes Contact Details
Please forward items for inclusion in the Glenties Democrat Notes to glentiesdemocratnotes@gmail.com or leave handwritten notes into Ann Bonner at Glenbrook Embroidery before 5p.m. on a Tuesday evening.