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Glenties Notes 12th February 2011

New Arrival
Congratulations to Sharon and Niall Gallagher, Upper Derries, Glenties on the birth of their second child, a baby sister (Danielle) for Caitlin.

Gold Medal
Congratulations and well done to 16 year old Stacey Carr Kennedy, Station Road, Glenties, who was awarded a Gold Medal for baking a novelty cake at a world class culinary competition held recently in the UK.  The event took place in Birmingham and she competed against a large group of entrants from across the UK. in the under 23 category of the competition.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 1st February were – Claire Keeney won the jackpot of € 400.  Michelle Byrne, Michael Doherty, Sadie Sweeney, Ann Furey, Gerry Doherty, Gerard Mc Taggart, Owen Mc Menamin, Mary Mc Mahon and Denise Campbell won € 100 each.  Sarah Browne, Patrick mc Hugh, Ann Timoney, Brenda Reid, Vincent Ward, Breege Roarty, Sandra Moore, John Boyle, Frances Furey and Anna Cannon won € 50 each.  Philomena Mc Ginley and Shannon Breslin won € 25 each.  Mary Doherty, Vera Breslin and Patsy Martin won € 20 each.

The Late Christy Boyle
Very deeply regretted was the death of Christy Boyle, a native of Derries, Glenties, which occurred in London on Saturday 1st January 2011.  It was in The Mc Devitt Institute, Glenties (The Tech.) that Christy met his wife Annie Henry from Aranmore.  He was a great GAA man and played for Naomh Conaill and for the County Minors in 1959.  He emigrated to London in 1960 and was in the setting up of Tír Conaill Gaels.  He captained them in 1964 and won many county championships with them until he retired.  He is survived by his wife, Annie, daughter, Helen, son Brian, grandsons, Shay and Danny, brothers, Packie and John, sister, Bridie, in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Bridie Boyce and family, Mullinamina, Glenties on the death, which took place last week, of Bridie’s mother, Kathleen Ward, Drimarone; also to all the relatives and friends.

Calling All Cyclists
A public meeting will be held in Glenties Community Centre on Wednesday 16th February at 8 p.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to set up a Cycling Club for South West Donegal.  This Club hopes to provide leisure cycling for anyone interested, and also provide help and support for beginners, intermediate and advanced cyclists in the area.  If you have any questions or queries contact John Boyle on 087 2469210 or Adrian Brennan on 087 6284205.

Shop and Share in Glenties
Have you had the chance to visit Shop and Share on Main Street, Glenties?  Open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  It invites you to buy new, good as new clothes, shoes, accessories, toys, books, household goods, gifts for all the family while supporting the people of Jimma in Ethiopia.  The shop is the brain child of Maria Rafferty who has returned from three years working as a VSO in Ethiopia.  Maria was anxious to continue to support various projects she was involved in there, and Shop and Share does just that.  It is staffed by volunteers and the good people of Glenties and surrounding areas provide the stock.  The money gathered; combined with monthly contributions paid by some into a charity account, support several families devastated by aids; individual students in Jimma at second and third level who otherwise would miss out on education; and a group aiming to build a Centre for Street Children.  In Jimma € 7 a month can mean the difference between survival and starvation for some; so come in and browse, and perhaps get a bargain while helping others.  Perhaps you have extra Christmas gifts or other items you could donate.  Either way a warm welcome awaits you in Shop and Share.

Cash for Clobber Collection, St. Riaghan’s NS, Drimnacrosh
A Cash for Clobber collection will take place at the school on Thursday 17th February organised by the GreenTeam.  The school will receive € 4 for each well filled ‘Cash for Clobber’ or bin liner size bag.  Money collected will go towards school funds.  Filled bags can be brought to the school from Monday 14th until Thursday morning 17th February.  This collection is part of the Green School’s Initiative that is on-going within the school, and is an opportunity to get rid of unwanted clothes, shoes and textiles, in an environmentally friendly way.  For more information, ring 9551591.

Special Olympics Collection
Special Olympics will hold their Annual Church Collection next weekend.  Special Olympics rely on this collection to help them raise necessary funds to continue their work with existing athletes.  By developing their clubs and programmes they can offer their programme to more athletes in our area.

The Bluestack Special Needs Foundation would like to thank all those who contributed to and generously supported the recent Church Gate Collection.  Your support has been greatly appreciated.


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