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Glenties Notes 22nd May 2014

The Late Sean Mc Gettigan:
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital, on Sunday 11th May 2014 of Sean Mc Gettigan, Mill Road and originally of Straboy, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home on Monday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday afternoon. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass at 2 00 p.m. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music was by Ernan O’ Donnell and Siobhan Brown (Mc Elhinney). Burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard. Sean is survived by his wife, Mena, three daughters, Maureen, Margaret and Carol, two sons Gerry and Martin, sister, Nuala Quinn, brother, Seamus, grandchildren, in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Three sisters, Peggy Mc Hugh, Breid Boyce and Grainne Mc Dyer predeceased him.

Alzheimer’s Tea Day:
All at Owenea Trading, Mill Road, Glenties would like to say a Big Thank You to everyone who called to the shop on May 1st ‘Alzheimer’s Tea Day’ and to all those who gave donations. Thanks also to everyone who helped with the Tea and Una, Niamh and Ronan for all the home baking. Altogether € 626.06 was raised on the day. Thanks again to everyone. All proceeds from this event will be spent on local Alzheimer Services for families in County Donegal.

Confirmation:
Congratulations to the young boys and girls who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday last 18th May.

First Holy Communion:
Children from St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will receive their First Holy Communion next Saturday 24th May at 11.00.a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.

Party for First Communion Children:
The Annual party for the First Holy Communion Children, their families and guests will be held in the Community Centre after the Mass

Bingo:
The Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday13th May 2014 were – € 25 Winners – Caitriona Gallagher and Cecilia Campbell; € 50 Winners – Teresa Bonner, Claire Keeney, Mary McDermott, Frankie Gallagher, Claire Keeney, Jenny Furey, Kay Gallagher, Mary Kennedy, Margaret Gillespie, Bridgeen Keeney, Patricia Gallagher and Anne Boyle; € 60 Winner – Caitriona Gallagher, € 100 Winners – Margaret Gallagher, Josie Martin, Laura McGowan, Jimmy Quinn, Mary Boyle, Margaret Byrne, Annie Deane, Rose Boyle and Fidelma Burke; .€ 300 Winner – Mary Gallagher.

Fintown Festival:
Fintown Festival takes place from Friday 30th May until Monday 2nd June. It starts off with a Fireworks display on the banks of Lough Finn on Friday night. On Saturday there is a 20k, 40k and 60k Leisure Cycle with Tír Chonaill GAP CC. The Gaeltacht Lar 5k Fun Run in aid of Donegal Hospice, Digger Handling Skills, Quad and Tractor Reversing also takes place on Saturday. Sunday is Family Fun Day at the Train Station, with a Regatta on Lough Finn with Donegal Coastal Rowing Association, Hills and Glens Honda Run and a Vintage Tractor Run in aid of Donegal Mountain Rescue with Mid West Vintage Club, Vintage Car Display The Lord Mayor Crowning Dance is in the Noble Bar On Momday Fintown Harps under age Soccer Tournament is at Páirc Ácla at 11 00 a.m.

Cash for Clobber at St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh:
Cash for Clobber Collection will take place at the school on Tuesday 27th May, organised by the Green Team. The school will receive a cash donation 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 on Monday 26th or early on the morning of Tuesday 27th May. 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 074 9551591 or e-mail; striaghans@gmail.com

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