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Glenties Notes 17th September 2009

The Harvest Fair Festival
The U / 12 team who won the County Final opened the Festival this year on Friday evening. Saturday was the Fair Day and on Sunday we had the Band and Float Parade. There was a big crowd around especially on Saturday and Sunday. Stalls of all kinds lined the street on both sides on the Fair Day; they were out the Mill Road, up the Glen Road, out the Station Road and down the Narin Road. There were fortune-tellers, games to play, prizes to be won and of course Mc Gurk’s Amusements and loads of other things to do and see. We were blessed with beautiful weather. People travel from all over the county and beyond (some from across the water) to the Glenties Harvest Fair.

Harvest Queen
Congratulations to Roisin Bonner, (daughter of Martin and Mary), Glen Road, Glenties who was selected as Harvest Queen 2009 at the Festival Dance in the Highlands Hotel on Sunday night.

Annual Weekend of Dancing
Club Ceílí na Gleannta presents the Annual Weekend of Dancing in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties from 18th – 20th September. Dances – Friday 18th September – Welcome Ceílí / Sets with Trinskell Ceílí Band from 9.30 p.m. – 12.30 a.m. Saturday 19th September – Ceílí / Sets with Copperplate Ceílí Band from 9.30 p.m. – 12.30 a.m. Sunday – Farewell Dance with Copperplate Ceílí Band from 3 00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. Admission is 10 Euro to all dances. All sets called by Joe Farrell, Co. Down. Workshops: Saturday 19th September – Set Dancing with Padráig and Roisin Mc Eneaney and Sean Nós with Michael and Kathleen Mc Glynn 10.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. 5 Euro each session. Sunday 20th September – Donegal Two-hand Dances with Connie Mc Kelvey and Anne Connaghan 11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. 5 Euro. Live music by Gallagher Sisters. Weekend is 30 Euro. Refreshments will be served at all dances. For further information contact Connie Mc Kelvey at 086 3082876.

Angling on Lough Finn
An Cumann Iascairí held our last competition of the season on Lough Finn on Sunday last 14th September. This was the Paddy Chondy O Dochartaigh Memorial, The winners were as follows; 1st Timmy Harran, 2nd John Mc Loone, 3rd Darren Molloy, The committee wish to thank all anglers who participated, Naughton’s Bar for refreshments. We also wish to thank everyone who supported the Club in 2009.

West Coast Cormorants Swimming Club
It’s that time of year again. Swimming will commence in Ballyshannon on Tuesday 13th October. Bus will leave the top gate of the Comprehensive School at 4.45 p.m. Registration forms are available in the Paper Stop, Glenties and should be returned there by Monday 5th October. The cost is €100 per child and a concession may be available for families. For any enquiries contact Bernie at 086 1005465.

New Arrivals
Congratulations to Fiona and Laurence Breslin, Ardara on the birth recently of their third child, a baby brother (Lorcan) for Oisín and Alicia. Fiona is a daughter of Vera and the late Kevin Breslin, Ard Patrick, Glenties.

Congratulations to Gillian (nee Mc Devitt) and Aidan Fallon, Glen Road, Glenties on the birth recently of their first child, a baby boy.

French Classes
La Jolie Ronde French Classes for 5 – 12 year olds and for 1st Year Secondary Pupils begin on Wednesday 16th September. Contact Malinda Jackson at 9551453 or 086 3008276.

Cleaner Required
A Cleaner is required in St. Riaghan’s N. S. Drimnacrosh for 8 hours per week. Please send your Applications in writing to Rev. Chairperson, B.O.M. Parochial House, Glenties by Monday 21st. September.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Monica Kennedy, Narin Road, Glenties on the death in hospital in Dublin of her brother Paddy Gallagher, U.S.A. and Glen Road and formerly of Ardun, Glenties; also to his brother James U.S.A. and all other relatives and friends.

The Family Mass
The Family Mass for which the children of the Parish will prepare the Liturgy, will be celebrated in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties at the 11.00 a.m. Mass on the following dates: – 2009 – Sunday 4th October, Sunday 22nd November, Christmas Day, Friday 25th December, 2010 – Sunday 17th January, Sunday 14th February, St. Patrick’s Day, Wednesday 17th March, Easter Sunday 4th April and Sunday 13th June.

First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion for the children of St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will take place in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties at 11.00a.m. on Saturday 1st May 2010.

Tidy Towns
Congratulations to the Glenties Tidy Towns Committee on the high achievement in the National Competition, receiving a Gold Medal Award.

Tug O War
The Glen Tug O War club are hosting their annual competition on Sunday 27th September in aid of the Donegal Hospice. A fun day for all the family is guaranteed, while supporting a very cause.

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