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Glenties Notes 10th February 2009

If you know of a neighbour, friend or relative with Alzheimer symptoms have them join us for a Social Day every Thursday in the Glenties Day Centre. Transport and lunch will be provided. Contact Catriona at 087 7653914.

‘Fetac Level 5’ 3 day Course in Occupational First Aid will be held on 30th, 31st March and 1st April. Call Glenties Community Centre on 074 9557880 for details. Limited places are available.

A Table Quiz in aid of Tidy Towns will be held in Paddy’s Bar on Friday 6th March and a Table Quiz will take place in the Community Centre on Friday 10th April at 7.00 p.m. also for Tidy Towns.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family relatives and friends of Maureen O’ Brien, Stranorlar who died recently in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Her remains were taken home for burial on Friday 6th February. Her husband Dr. John O’ Brien predeceased her some years ago. Three brothers, Charlie, Jimmy and Paul and two sisters, Nellie Mc Dermott and Nan Mc Gill also predeceased her. Maureen nee Dunleavy was the last surviving member of the family of Joe and Agnes Dunleavy, Meenahalla, Glenties.

The 11.00 a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church, on Sunday 15th February will be celebrated as the Family Mass.

The Sacrament of Confirmation for the Parish of Iniskeel will be administered for 5th & 6th Classes in St. Connell’s Church on Sunday 29th March at 11.00 a.m.

The children from St. Riaghan’s, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday 2nd May at 11.00a.m. Mass in Glenties and the children from Edeninfagh N.S. will receive their First Holy Communion on Sunday 3rd May at 9.30a.m. Mass in Edeninfagh.

The GARR Centre [Ní neart go cur le cheile].
In these times of economic doom and gloom it is inspiring to see people come together to plan for a brighter future for their area. Three members of the Glenties Area Rural Resource Centre Committee met with their local councillors in Donegal County Council Offices in Dungloe recently to seek their support for the GARR Centre project. They outlined their plans for a centre that would cater for the recreational, educational and economic needs of the Glenties area. It is intended that the proposed Centre would house a new library, a youth café, and internet and video conference centre, meeting rooms, micro recording studio and mini community radio station along with broadband wired serviced offices for letting. All of these amenities would make the area more attractive for start up businesses, be a resource for those involved locally in the tourist and other enterprises and enhance the reputation and attractiveness of the Glenties area. This is a long term project involving hard work, not least the mammoth task of seeking funding in these difficult times. The committee’s first job is to acquire a premises and the old fire station has been identified by the committee as the most suitable site. Its acquisition from the council was the main focus of the meeting with the councillors, who were very supportive of the project and assured the committee members of their help and co-operation. Further meetings are planned with council officials and with library service personnel. We wish the committee every success. The GARR Centre committee members are; Francis Brennan, Anne Connaghan, Anne Gallagher, Martin Breslin, Anne Mc Gill, [Treasurer] Michael Ward, [Acting Chairman] Christopher Nethercoat [Secretary].

Scouting Ireland
If you are interested in the setting up of a Beaver / Cub Troop in Glenties, come along to a meeting in the Highlands Hotel on Wednesday 18th February at 8.00p.m.

Downstrands Family Resource Centre – Night Classes
Beginners Cake Decorating with Oonagh Fields, starting on Tuesday 17th February in Resource room in the Dolmen Centre from 7.30 – 9.30 p.m. The cost is €65 for 8 weeks. The Resource Centre is currently taking names for other classes – Internet & E-mail – mornings in Glenties and evenings in Kilclooney, Creel making in Portnoo. To book a place or for more information on any of these classes please contact 074 9545879 or see posters locally. Classes will run subject to demand and will start before the end of February.

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