Glenties Notes 17th September 2008
Congratulations to the Glenties Tidy Towns Committee on the high achievement in the National Competition, receiving a Gold Medal Award. This is the 50th Anniversary of the competition and a special presentation was made to Glenties in recognition of the outstanding contribution which has been made by the town to the Tidy Towns Competition. Glenties were the first winners in 1958 and are the only town to have won the overall award 5 times.
Anyone wishing to send their child swimming this year should attend an information evening on Monday 29th September at 8.00 p.m. in The Highlands Hotel, Glenties. There are a few changes and swimming will be in Ballyshannon this year.
From 25th September the Weight Watchers Class will be on Thursday from 6.00 p.m. – 7 p.m. in The Highlands Hotel. There will also be a new leader. Contact Annette at 087 6486047 for further information.
Michael Fitzgerald, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties is training hard for the Dublin Marathon, which is on Monday 27th October. This will be Michael’s 28th marathon and this year he is running in aid of Donegal Hospice. Sponsorship Cards are in the local shops and in the neighbouring towns, so be generous and give your support to Michael and to this worthy cause.
Sincere sympathy is extended to Bella Toland, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties on the death of her sister, Sarah Ruane, Charlestown, Co. Mayo (nee Toland, Strasallagh, Glenties), which took place recently; also to all the relatives and friends.
Sincere sympathy is extended to Cathy Molloy, Castleknock, Dublin (nee Mc Gill, Glen Road, Glenties) on the death of her husband, Peter, which took place in St. Vincent’s Hospital on Friday 12th September 2008; also to her family, Peter, Renee and Niall and to all the other relatives and friends.
Congratulations to Sean Mc Loone, Glenties and Lorraine Diver, Ardara who got engaged recently.
Congratulations to Sandra and Derek Byrne, Lucan, Dublin on the birth recently of their third child a baby sister for Daniel and Mark. Derek is a son of Gerry and Bried Byrne, Ard Patrick, Glenties.
A Dinner Dance in aid of the Glenties Church of Ireland Repair Fund will be held in The Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Friday 26th September. Music is by Cannon and Ramsey. Dinner will be served at 8.00 p.m. Dancing is from 10.00 p.m.-1.00 a.m. and admission is 25 Euro.
A meeting of the Glenties Parish Council will be held on Thursday 18th September in The Highlands Hotel, Glenties at 9.00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
A Fashion Show in conjunction with Naomh Conaill GAA Club will be held in The Highlands Hotel Glenties on Sunday 28th September. Fashions from Classic Casuals, Verve, All Sports and Elite Brides will be on show. Models will include local celebrities and entertainment will be by local artists. Doors will open at 7.30 p.m. and admission is 10 Euro.
The Annual GAP Challenge – Cycling, Swimming, Running and Kayaking will take place on Saturday 27th September. Teams will consist of four multi-disciplined, extremely fit individuals. Individual entries also accepted. For further information contact Ann on + 353 ((0) 74 9545455 or Adrian on + 353 ((0) 74 9541276. E-mail us at email@example.com or go online at www.donegalgap.com
A 5 week course will be starting on Thursday 25th September in Scoil Mhuire from 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. It includes topics such as communication with our children, self-esteem, managing difficult behaviour etc. For further information contact 086 4021079.
A 6 week course will be starting on Monday 22nd September in the Comprehensive School, Glenties from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Looking at Health, Stress, Drugs, Peer Pressure, Conflict and Needs of young people. For further information contact 074 9551172.
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