Glenties Parish Newsletter 20th March 2018

Masses for week commencing 19th March to 25th March

Tuesday 20th March 8.00am
7.30pm
Wednesday 21st March 8.00am
7.30pm  William Campbell R.I.P. (Ard McGill)
Thursday 22nd March  8.00am
10am to 6pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
**There will be no benediction**
**NO EVENING MASS**
Friday 23rd March 8.00am
7.30pm Danny Morrow r.i.p. – Months Mind (Kilraine)
Saturday 24th March 11.00am Shaun, Rita and Johnny Given R.I.P. (Mill Road & London)
7.30pm Josephine Bonner R.I.P. (Mill Road)
Sunday
PALM SUNDAY
25th March 11.00am Mary Theresa Boyle R.I.P. (Glen Road)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: FOLLOWING THE 7.30PM MASS ON FRIDAY.

LOOP SYSTEM: A “Loop System” has now been installed in the Main Church and the Day Church to assist the hard of hearing using hearing aid devices.

**THERE WILL BE NO EVENING MASS ON THURSDAY 22ND MARCH AND THERE WILL BE NO BENEDICTION**

CONFESSIONS FOR EASTER: Prior to Easter is a traditional time to reflect on our Christian living and our ongoing relationship with God and each other. With this in mind the Sacrament of Confession/Reconciliation will be available locally on the following days and times:

Sunday 25th March Edeninfagh 11.30am and after 12.15pm Mass
Monday 26th March Kilclooney 8.00pm
Monday 26th March Fintown 8.30pm
Tuesday 27th March Glenties 8.00pm
Wednesday 28th March Ardara 8.00pm

A meeting will be held with those parents (of First Holy Communion Children) who are taking responsibility for organizing the next “Let’s Be Family” Mass for Easter Sunday Mass (1st April, 11.00am). The meeting will take place in Scoil Mhuire on Tuesday 20th March at 8.15pm.

A meeting of the Liturgy Group re: The “Let’s Be Family” Mass will take place in Scoil Mhuire on Tuesday 20th March at 9.00pm.

CANCER CARE WEST: will hold a Church Gate Collection on Saturday24th/Sunday 25th March.

CEILI NIGHT: Sunday 18th March from 8 – 11pm in Roses CDP building Dungloe. Music by Ceili Time.

SVP COLLECTION: The recent collection amounted to €816. Thank you for your generous contributions.

ALZHEIMERS DAY CENTRE: The Annual Good Friday Walk in aid of the Alzheimers Day Care in Glenties on Thursdays and Fridays, will take place on Good Friday at 11.00am. The walk will commence at the Day Centre via Meenahalla returning to the Day Centre. Tea and Coffee afterwards.

A FUND FOR MICKEY JOE MCMONAGLE: Finale Fundraising Dance taking place in the Limelight, Glenties on Saturday 24th March with Daniel O’Donnell and Guests. Admission €20.00 payable at the door. Doors opening at 8.30 pm. Door prizes on the night. Everyone welcome.

THE YOUTH CHOIR: Are in need of some teenage or adult musicians to assist at the family Mass on the first Saturday of every month. Contact Anne McDwyer on 087 7530132 if you can help.

TIR CHONAILL GAP CYCLING CLUB: Will host their annual Easter Charity Cycle and Run/Walk on Monday, 2 April 2018. Registration will take place at 10.00 am, in the Glenties Day Care Centre, with refreshments served afterwards. Proceeds in aid of the Care of the Aged and Alzheimer’s. Distances are 30k or 60k cycle, 5k run/walk or Duathlon 5k run & 30k cycle. See Facebook for details or contact any committee member.

ACCORD CATHOLIC MARRIAGE CARE SERVICE: Are you interested in becoming a Facilitator to share your positive married experience with engaged couples? Contact ACCORD Letterkenny Centre 074 9122218 or email accordletterkenny@eircom.net.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 2,060.00. Thank You

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

SUNDAY MASS: *** 12 .15 p.m. ***
WEEKDAY MASSES: Thursday 22nd March 6pm & Friday 23rd March 6pm

Sunday 25th March 12.15pm John Gallagher R.I.P, Strasallagh

EASTER CONFESSIONS: Sunday March 25th at 11.30am and after 12.15pm Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Mondays from 6pm to 8pm.

Last week’s Offertory Collection amounted to € 295.00. Thank you

 

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted no later than 1.00 p.m. Wednesday to Dympna, Parochial House, 074 95 51117.  Parish email Address : glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Parish Newsletter 12th March 2018

Masses for week commencing 12th March to 18th March

Monday 12th March 7.30pm Private Intention
Tuesday 13th March 8.00am
7.30pm
Wednesday 14th March 8.00am
7.30pm Private Intention
Thursday 15th March 8.00am
10am to **5pm** **Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Benediction at 5pm**
7.30pm
Friday
Vigil St Patrick’s Day
16th March 8.00am
7.30pm James, Cassie & Paddy Toland R.I.P. (Doobin & Ard McGill)
Followed by Stations of the Cross
Saturday
St Patrick’s Day
17th March 11.00am  Anna Molloy R.I.P. 1st Anniversary (Ard Patrick)
7.30pm (Sunday Vigil) Jim & Kieran Hamill R.I.P. (Mulinamina)
Sunday 18th March 11.00am Annie & Joseph McDevitt R.I.P. (Main Street)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

**ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT EVERY THURSDAY MORNING FROM 10AM TO **5PM**. (BENEDICTION WILL BE AT 5PM FOR THIS WEEK ONLY)**

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: FOLLOWING THE 7.30PM MASS ON FRIDAY.

LOOP SYSTEM: A “Loop System” has now been installed in the Main Church and the Day Church to assist the hard of hearing using hearing aid devices.

ST PATRICK’S DAY MASS: Parts of this Mass will be said in Irish. The Offertory Collection on St Patrick’s Day will be for Educational Purposes.

A meeting will be held with those parents (of First Holy Communion Children) who are taking responsibility for organizing the next “Let’s Be Family” Mass for Easter Sunday (1st April, 11.00am) Mass. The meeting will take place in Scoil Mhuire on Tuesday 20th March at 8.15pm.

A meeting of the Liturgy Group re: The “Let’s Be Family” Mass will take place at 9.00pm in Scoil Mhuire on Tuesday 20th March.

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY: Daffodil Day Friday 23rd March. Volunteers will be on Main Street, Glenties on the Friday looking for your support. Donations of fresh daffodils would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

FIRST CONFESSION: MONDAY 23RD APRIL AT 7PM
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: SATURDAY 12TH MAY AT 11AM

THE YOUTH CHOIR: Are in need of some teenage or adult musicians to assist at the family Mass on the first Saturday of every month. Contact Anne McDwyer on 087 7530132 if you can help.

The family of the late Louise Furey would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to everyone for the generous donations to The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. Total raised was €24,005.61. Thank you.

ANAM CARA DONEGAL: An organisation that supports bereaved parents, will hold a Bereavement Information Evening on Tuesday 20th March from 7.00-9.00pm in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal. If attending, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Monday 19th March or call 085 2888 888.

JAMES MCCALLIG wishes to thank everyone for their donations on behalf of the “Ray of Sunshine Foundation “on his recent trip to Kenya. Total amount raised for the Charity was €1,813.00.

ST. RIAGHANS N.S DRIMNACROSH: Will be having a St.Patrick’s Day Cake Sale, Saturday 17th March in the Community Centre after Mass. Come along and enjoy some home baking and traditional song and dance.

TIR CHONAILL GAP CYCLING CLUB: Will host their annual Easter Charity Cycle and Run/Walk on Monday, 2 April 2018. Registration will take place at 10.00 am, in the Glenties Day Care Centre, with refreshments served afterwards. Proceeds in aid of the Care of the Aged and Alzheimer’s. Distances are 30k or 60k cycle, 5k run/walk or Duathlon 5k run & 30k cycle. See Facebook for details or contact any committee member.

S.V.P. GLENTIES: The AGM takes place on Tuesday 13th March at 8pm.

We, the Mc Dyer family want to extend our sincere gratitude for the generous donations received at our Coffee Evening in aid of The Donegal Hospice following Martin’s 4th Anniversary Mass. The amount collected was a whooping €950.00 which will make an immediate difference to those receiving palliate care and help support their families in one of their most challenging times. Your support encourages our continued commitment to fundraise to help make a positive difference to both patients in the Hospice and those receiving palliative care at home. Thank you all again for your generosity and support.

ACCORD CATHOLIC MARRIAGE CARE SERVICE: Are you interested in becoming a Facilitator to share your positive married experience with engaged couples? Contact ACCORD Letterkenny Centre 074 9122218 or email accordletterkenny@eircom.net.

ROSARY AT THE MASS ROCKS’: In November over 30,000 Irish People gathered at our coasts to pray the rosary to preserve Life & Faith in Ireland. Now we turn to our Mass Rocks and Ancient Monastic Sites, on Sunday March 18th, at 2.30pm, to pray the rosary, and ask our deceased brethren, who risked their lives for the faith, to intercede for Ireland. For more info, or to sign up a location visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie. “You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary” Blessed Alan De La Roche

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,745.00. Thank You

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

SUNDAY MASS: *** 12 .15 p.m. ***
WEEKDAY MASSES: Thursday 15th March 6pm
ST PATRICK’S DAY VIGIL: Friday 16th March 6pm

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Mondays from 6pm to 8pm.

Last week’s Offertory Collection amounted to € 235.00. Thank you

 

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted no later than 1.00 p.m. Wednesday to Dympna, Parochial House, 074 9551117. Parish email Address : glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Parish Newsletter 6th March 2018

Masses for week commencing 5th March to 11th March

Tuesday 6th March 8.00am
7.30pm Frankie & Joseph Campbell R.I.P. (Main Street)
Wednesday 7th March 8.00am
7.30pm Francis Boyle R.I.P. – 1st Anniversary (Mill Road)
Thursday 8th March 8.00am Nadine Connaghan–Birthday Remembrance
7.30pm Private Intention
Friday 9th March 8.00am
7.30pm John & Kathleen Boyle R.I.P. (Shallogans)
Followed by Stations of the Cross
Saturday 10th March 11.00am Pat McHugh R.I.P. (Narin Road)

*1.30PM* Nuala Webster R.I.P. – Months Mind

7.30pm Teresa McNelis & Bridget Gannon R.I.P. (Narin Road)

Sunday 11th March 11.00am Jimmy McGill R.I.P. (Ard McGill)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT EVERY THURSDAY MORNING FROM 10AM TO 6PM.

THERE WILL BE STATIONS OF THE CROSS FOLLOWING THE 7.30PM MASS ON FRIDAY.

LOOP SYSTEM: A “Loop System” has now been installed in the Main Church and the Day Church to assist the hard of hearing using hearing aid devices.

GLENTIES S.V.P.: Church gate collection next weekend 3rd/4th March. Please give generously.

“THE GREAT WAR”: It has been proposed to host a commemorative event to honour those from Ardara, Downstrands and Glenties who participated in World War 1. If you have any information about a family member/neighbour or any memorabilia from this time please contact any of the following people;
Conor: 087 7852520, Conal: 087 9707889 or Mary: 086 3540928. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

GLENTIES COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP AGM: AGM will be held on Thursday 8th March at 8pm.

FOOT HEALTH PRACTITIONER: Margaret Connell will be in the Day Centre on Monday March 5th. Contact 087 1417180.

MARY’S MEALS: Church Gate Collection will take place on 3rd/4th March. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Visitation of the sick & elderly will take place this week as follows : –
Tuesday 6th Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, Ard Patrick and Ard McGill.
Wednesday 7th Stonepark, Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Mullantyboyle, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Ard Connell, Glen Road.

FIRST CONFESSION: MONDAY 23RD APRIL AT 7PM
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: SATURDAY 12TH MAY AT 11AM

THE YOUTH CHOIR: Are in need of some teenage or adult musicians to assist at the family Mass on the first Saturday of every month. Please contact Anne McDwyer on 087 7530132 if you can be of help.

ANAM CARA: is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Tuesday 6th March at 7:00pm in the Waterfront Hotel, Dungloe. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Monday 5th March or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.

SCOIL MHUIRE: Are hosting a “Glenties Say Yes To The Dress” in the Highlands Hote l on Friday 27th April at 8pm. Anyone who has a dress that they can donate to this fundraiser can leave them into Scoil Mhuire. We are looking for occasional wear suitable to sell on the night. We would be grateful for your support.

PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE: Benevento – San Giovanni – Alba Adriatica, Loreto and Cascia. 5th to 12th June 2018. Further details from Nuala 071 9851129

WONDER OF THE [TURIN] SHROUD: A 60 minute film by Fr Martin Haigh, OSB will be shown in the Donegal Town Parish Centre on Thursday 15th March at 7pm. It will be followed by a 30 min overview of the forensic studies on the Shroud of Turin to-date. Light refreshments afterwards. Voluntary offerings to benefit the SVP. For more details call 087 161 3031.

PROTECT THE 8TH: Meeting for everyone interested in the Right to Life. Tara Hotel, Killybegs. Wednesday 7th March at 8pm.

RALLY TO PROTECT THE 8TH AMENDMENT: Takes place in Dublin on 10th March at 2pm. The most important Rally for Life. Bus leaves Glenties at 8am. To book your seat contact Jim 087 5606595 or Noreen 087 7456087.

DYC’S CASH FOR CLOBBER: There will be a “Cash for Clobber” collection on Saturday 10th March in aid of the Donegal Youth Choir’s Lourdes trip. Drop off at the Market Hall, Glenties 11am – 3pm. To arrange collection outside this time or for any queries call 086 1656455. Any support would be greatly appreciated.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 2,175.00. Thank You

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

SUNDAY MASS: *** 12 .15 p.m. ***
WEEKDAY MASSES: Thursday 8th March 6pm & Friday 9th March 6pm

We will have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Mondays from 6pm to 8pm.

Fr Donnchadh will visit the sick and elderly on Tuesday 6th March from 11am.

Last week’s Offertory Collection amounted to € 325.00. Thank you

 

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted no later than 1.00 p.m. Wednesday to Dympna, Parochial House, 074 95 51117. Parish email Address: glentiesparish@gmail.com

Health Centre Crisis

With the obvious lack of movement on the new health centre it has again become the number one priority for the Parish Council. The project has once again stalled after continued assurances from all sides that the project was moving forward. It now seems that the initial funding promised has disappeared. The HSE are saying that the funding was never secured in the first place while the government are saying that the funding was allocated for the project and the problem is with the HSE. Even though the current Health Centre has been condemned by the HSE we are still expected to use it. Local representatives have pushed for the project to move forward and have been asking questions as to what’s happening but have got no answers in return.

It is now time that the community backed the project again. A meeting will be held on Thursday 6th May in the Community Centre at 9pm to discuss what future actions need to be taken to get the project back on track.

Here is a brief timeline of the project so far:

December 2007
Press Release: “Pat The Cope confirms new €2ml Primary Care Centre for Glenties” (http://bit.ly/bOGPB6)

April 2008
Press Release: “Pat the cope confirms appointment of design team for €2 million primary care centre in Glenties” (http://bit.ly/cpbx5u)

September 2008
Cllr David Alcorn asks question at a “Meeting of the Regional Health Forum West” (http://bit.ly/c5tak8)

W17Q255 – Cllr. David Alcorn
“Could I have an update on the new Primary Care Centre for Glenties, Co. Donegal, and what is the timescale on the erection of this project?”

HSE Reply:
The new Primary Care Centre for Glenties is currently at stage 2 approval and drawings are with the HSE for user consultation and sign off. The planning application is programmed for December 2008 with a tender period programmed for April 2009. It is hoped that work will commence in June 2009 and that the centre will be complete by July 2010.

May 2009
Press Release: “Pat the cope confirms that the €2 million Glenties primary care centre will go to tender within months” (http://bit.ly/cNxu6Y)

March 2010
Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill asks question during a “Seanad Debate”
View transcript here: http://bit.ly/d70Aww
View video here: http://bit.ly/bLsEgV

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting 25th July 2009

Minutes of previous meeting were read
Proposed By: Francis Brennan
Seconded By: John Gallagher

Councillors in Attendance: Terrence Slowey

Library

The petition will be sent out in the coming weeks with the wording “We request the reinstatement of the library in Glenties”.

Sewage Scheme 

A report that was done on the freshwater pearl mussel suggests that the current sewage system needs to be replaced but the County Council’s report says that it’s not essential. The first council meeting since the elections will be Tuesday 14th and Terrence will raise the matter there.

The site investigation for the new sewage scheme has been completed and the results are currently being written up. When the report is finished it will go forward for tender.

A letter from Mary Coughlan was read stating it would be another 4 months before going for tender.

The project requires the Council to put up their portion of the funding and currently the Council has no funding available.

Rural Transport

The numbers are currently low but it is hoped that more people will use the service when they get used to the idea.

Tidy Town 

Congratulations to the Tidy Town Committee for winning best small town at the All Ireland Competition. Terrence apologised for the breakdown of communication by the County Council

Playground 

Glenties is still number 2 on the list in the Glenties Electoral Area. Money has been assigned toe Loch an iúir on the condition that the Gaeltacht matches the same.

Health Centre 

A letter will be send to Ciaran Doherty to check what the current progress is and if the project is still on track.

GARC

The Mountain Rescue is getting the go ahead to use the old fire station for storage for their equipment while GARC put together future plans for the building. 

Housing

The council have a plan for a turnkey development in Glenties. It recently went to tender but they only received interest from one developer.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Terrence on being re-elected to the County Council in the recent elections

 

The next meeting will be 13th August at 9:00pm in the Highlands Hotel

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting 11th June 2009

Minutes of previous meeting were read
Proposed By: Michael O’Donnell
Seconded By: Bernie Keeney

Library

The GARC group has a positive meeting to bring the Library committee on board with their plans.
It was decided to start a petition to try and bring the library back to the town.

Sewage Scheme

A letter from Mary Coughlan was read.
The tender documents are with the department and will take approx 4 months to go through. The tender plans will need to be looked at when finished so we know exactly what’s happening and we can make sure the work being done is what’s needed.

Rural Transport

The rural transport scheme is due to start on Friday 12th June and will run every Friday. People will get two and a half hours in the town. It’s €5 return or free for people with a travel card.

Ard Connell

The work has been completed on replacing the water pipes and fixing the footpath. Everyone is happy with the work that was done.

Tidy Town

The All Ireland competition was judged in May and we will find out the results soon.
The Tidy Town competition starts now and runs until the end of the summer. Everyone is asked to take care of the town and be prepared for the judging.
The Garda have been called in to investigate vandalism that took place at the fountain.

Playground

The Loch an iúir playground still hasn’t started and looks like now funding for all projects has gone. Someone from the playground committee will need to attend the next meeting to give an update. Terence Slowey will be asked to follow up on this matter.

Health Centre

The planning permission is close to being granted and is still due to start in August.

Alcohol Abuse Awareness

A programme has started with the Youth Club to discuss the effects of alcohol and substance abuse.

Defibrillator

There is still no place in the town to store the second defibrillator. The Garda Station is seen as the best place and this will be pursued.

GARC

The committee are to meet with the Donegal Mountain Rescue to discuss the use of the old fire station for storage of equipment while GARC work on the future plans for the building.

 

The next meeting will be 9th July at 9:00pm in the Highlands Hotel

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting 14th May 2009

Attendance: 5

Minutes of previous meeting were read

Councillors in attendance

  • Terence Slowey

Library

A meeting with the Library Committee was postponed until 19th May.

Sewage Scheme

Letters have been sent to local representatives to keep the project moving forward.

Rural Transport

The route has gone to tender and it is hoped that the service will commence at the end of May and run each Friday.

Terence Slowey

Housing

The County Council are seeking expressions of interest for a turnkey development of 20 house in the Glenties Area.

Ard Connell

The new water pipes and footpath have been completed but the road still needs to be done.

Roads

The County budget for roads has been cut by €10 million so all road projects in the area have been cut by 40%.

Library

The issue about the library was raised at the last board of management meeting of the Comprehensive School and although they didn’t agree to have a prefab on the school grounds they didn’t rule it out either.

Fountain

Compliments to all involved

 

The next meeting will be 11th June at 9:00pm in the Highlands Hotel

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting 9th April 2009

Attendance: 9

Minutes of previous meeting were read

Councillors in attendance 

  • Terence Slowey

Defibrillators

David Kelch from Naomh Conall CLG said that they had now acquired 2 defibrillators one was being held at the Club and they were anxious that the other be housed somewhere in the Community with 24 hour access. The Garda Station was suggested and Garda. Doyle was to investigate if this was possible. There are 20 people in the area trained in the use of the defibrillators.

Substance Abuse

David Kelch also advised that a drug and alcohol abuse awareness programme was at an advanced stage for delivery to interested groups.

Rural Transport

A meeting of the Rural Transport Scheme was attended by the Chairman and it is proposed to develop two routes into the town on Fridays, one from Edeninfagh & down the Back Glen, the other out the Fintown Road to Beannas and then round Cleegort and up by Kilkenny & Maas. It is proposed to allow those using the scheme 2 hours in town.

Sewer

Clr Slowey advised that the final tender documents were now gone to DOE for final approval. It was agreed to write to all the TDs and also to the Fisheries Board.

Ard Connell

The pipe work has been replaced and the footpath is still to be completed.

Housing

Clr Slowey advised that there are approximately 40 on the Council housing list in the Glenties area.

Church car park

The Church was congratulated on the excellent job that was done on the car park.

Condolences

Condolences were extended to the Garda Siochanna on the tragic death of Garda Robbie McCallion. Garda. Doyle advised that a book of condolence was open in the Garda Station.

Library

The meeting was advised that the County Librarian would be prepared to accept a portacabin as a suitable accommodation for a library. The GARR committee were to meet with the County Librarian on April 21st to discuss their project. They are hopeful of having a feasibility study approved shortly.

Tidy Towns

The electrical devices clean up was very successful with two forty foot containers being filled. It was requested that a power street sweeper/ washer be hired to remove dirt and dust from the road sides.

The next meeting will be 14th May at 9:00pm in the Highlands Hotel

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting 12th March 2009

Attendance: 14

Minutes of previous meeting were read

Proposed by: Francis Brennan
Seconded by: Michael O’Donnell

Councillors in attendance 

  • Terence Slowey

Gardaí

The Gardaí are going to try to organise a meeting with local businesses and the crime prevention officer to discuss security and safety in the town.

There will be a retirement party for John McBride in the Highlands Hotel April 3rd and there is an open invitation to the people of the area.

There have been reports of gun fire late at night in the area around the football pitch. If anyone hears or sees anything can they contact the station on 074 95 51080.

It was suggested that a meeting could be organised with the Care of the Aged and Community Alert in relation to helping elderly people in the area with security issues.

Also suggested was that if the bus drivers could be asked to park on the station road when they come to the town on a Friday and Saturday night.

Health Centre

The planning application has not been submitted and the plans have been referred back to head office in Dublin for further approval. From previous corresponds we were told that the money for the project had been put aside but this may now be in jeopardy with further cuts are expected in the April budget.

The suggestion was made to contact all local representatives and try to keep pressure on the project to keep it moving forward. If nothing is done before the next meeting then further action will need to be taken. Terence will ask the local Councillors that are on the Health Forum to get more information on what’s happening.

Terence Slowey

Roads

The roads programme was agreed on Monday and Terence read out what roads were going to get done in the area.

Lights

The light at the Limelight has been repaired

Sewage Scheme

The tenders for the sewage scheme are due to go out in March

Ard Connell

The work has started to replace the water pipes and when completed the footpaths will also be done.

ESB

The contract the Council had with the ESB for the maintenance of public lighting finished at the end of December and the ESB are not looking to renew it. This means that a private company may be brought in to maintain the public lights in the future.

Tidy Town

Tidy Towns in conjunction with Donegal County Council W.e.e.e. Collection Day is on Tuesday 7th April at the Car park of the old National School in Glenties. This is an excellent opportunity to get rid of all electrical waste Free of charge. Bring your old washing machines, microwaves, TVs, etc. It will be open from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00p.m… Contact the Community Centre for further details at 074 – 9557880.

A Composting workshop and talk on recycling issues will be held in Glenties Community Centre on Wednesday 25th March at 7.00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

GAP

They are holding a meeting with the Timber Coop within the coming days to discuss further plans. Bord na Mona are looking for a 3 year lease and want to see the lease agreement.

DLDC are supplying funding to hire a person 19 hours a week to maintain the GAP walk. Also they are looking into the possibility of restocking the lake so it can be used as a fishing location.

Plans are proceeding on trying to hold a triathlon in the area.

Factory Units

The units are in the final stage and will be finished soon. There have been several enquiries.

The next meeting will be 9th April at 9:00pm in the Highlands Hotel

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting 12th February 2009

Attendance: 21

Minutes of previous meeting were read
Proposed by: John Gallagher
Seconded by: Mary Gormley

Councillors in attendance

 

  • Terence Slowey
  • Enda Bonner

Gardaí

A meeting was held where points were raised about communication between the Gardaí and the community. It was pointed out that elderly people in that area had been frighten after recent events.

Everyone should report any unusual activity to the Gardaí as soon as possible after it happens. The station in Glenties is open 24 hours and can be contacted on 074 9551080 and you do not have to leave your name when reporting problems.

Points were raise about:

  • Coaches on Friday and Saturday nights becoming a problem leaving engines running during the night while parked outside people’s homes and being slow to leave the town after the Limelight has finished.
  • Young people racing cars on the back roads. Some of these young people have already been caught and will be in court over the next few months.

Health Centre

The planning application should be in the paper in within the next 2 weeks.

Terence Slowey

Library

No movement towards securing a location in the town to temporality house the library. The old fire station has been ear marked for the future. The GARC group are to meet with them to discuss.

Gaeltacht Roads

This is a new programme to replace what was called the “bog road scheme”. The details of the programme were read out and was decided that some roads in the area could be improved by it.

Roads

The roads programme has not been finalised. The Council only got €10.5 million out of a request €30 million for the roads this year. €300,000 has been allocated fort eh Glenties to Frosses road and €300,000 for the Fintown to Ballybofey road.

Presentations

There were 2 presentations given on the night, Bord Gais and the Timber Coop

The next meeting will be 12th March at 9:00pm in the Highlands Hotel