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Glenties Notes 24th February 2017

Message from the McDyer Family
We are holding a ‘Remembrance of Martin’ Fundraising Coffee Evening to raise funds for The Donegal Hospice in our home at Meenahalla immediately after Martin’s 3rd Anniversary Mass which takes place in St Connell’s Church at 7:30p.m. on Friday 24th February.  Everyone most welcome.

Mary’s Meals
Mary’s Meals will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend.

Church of Ireland Fundraising Dance
It’s almost time folks! Get your dancing shoes on and join us for a brilliant night of dancing and craic in Elliot’s Lounge, Lettermacaward  on Saturday 25th February at 9p.m.  All proceeds in aid of the Church of Ireland, Lettermacaward.  Music on the night by B & J Sound with prizes for the best jivers and dancers.  Usual Door Prize with Mega Raffle so come along and bring your friends.  Everyone welcome!

Get Fit During Lent
The Bayview Hotel and Leisure Centre has an amazing offer for anyone aspiring to ‘Get Fit’ during Lent.  €40 for 40 days membership of the Leisure Centre – available on 1st March only.  Call 074 9732567 for more details.

Údarás na Gaeltachta Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta
Tá Údarás na Gaeltachta ag tairiscint Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta i réimse leathan ceirdeanna gur fiú níos mó ná €2000 an ceann iad d’iarrthóirí le cáiliocht mar cheardaí a bhaint amach.  Is d’iarrthóirí Gaeltachta le Gaeilge líofa na scoláireachtaí seo.  Tuilleadh eolais agus foirm iarratais ar fáil ach glaoch ar: 091 503139 nó 091 503121 nó suíomh idirlín an Údaráis.  Ní mór foirm iarratais a bheith ar ais roimh 03/03/2017.

Paul Dawson’s MS Fundraising
A Pub Quiz will take place in the Glen Tavern, Glenties on Friday 3rd March at 9p.m.  Teams of 4 – €5 per person.  Prize for the ‘smartest’ team! Lots of raffle prizes also.  All proceeds going towards Paul’s fundraising campaign.  So get your brains in gear and come along and prove how smart you really are!

A reminder also that the Car Boot Sale takes place at the Dolmen Centre from 2p.m to 4p.m. on Saturday 4th March so why not have a good clear out and make some money for this very worthy cause.  Tea/coffee and cakes available on the day.  Tables are booking up fast so contact Ann on 087 2243975 as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Glenties Community Development Group
We are pleased to announce that this year Glenties will be having a parade on St Patrick’s Day – with a twist!  The difference in this year’s parade is that it will take place at 12:01a.m.  Yes, that’s right folks – one minute past midnight which will make it the first parade in Ireland on St Patrick’s Day 2017.  The decision was made to hold the parade at this time as it was proving impossible to secure any marching bands at any other time during the day as they had already been snapped up by other established event holders throughout the county.  We have managed to secure 4 bands and they are delighted with the idea of a midnight parade.  We have a large amount of floats taking part which will all be illuminated together with the marching bands and fancy dress participants for greater effect and in addition we will be turning the town green for the night to create an amazing green extravaganza for everyone.  Your support in such events is always paramount, so get your thinking caps on (green ones preferred) and get involved in what promises to be a big bright green spectacle for all to enjoy!

Glenties Community Centre Bingo
€25 Winners: Mary Kennedy,Vera Breslin, Rose Boyle, Lisa Coughlan, Claire Keeney, Brid Gallagher
€35 Winners: Margaret Bonner, Rose Boyle, Nellie Doherty
€50 Winners: Dim Melly, Denise Maguire, Bridie Gallagher, Patsy Martin, Lauren Furey, Denise Furey, Anthony Burke, Annie Gallagher, Mary Mc Dermott, Patricia Molloy
€60 Winner: Ann Timoney
€100 Winners: Sally Mc Hugh, Grainnie Mc Keown, Evelyn Doherty, Rosaleen Doherty, Ann Bonner, Rose Boyle, Mary Ward. Sally Mc Guigan
€300 Winner: Eileen Gallagher

Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9pm. Jackpot €5200 on 45 numbers or less if not won €300 will be paid out, €100 a house, €50 a line.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE Scheme has a vacancy for Horticultural workers, Museum workers, C.E criteria applies.  C.E workers can avail of training to enable them to upskill while on CE scheme.To apply for the above please email or telephone 087 9695053 for further information

Snooker Room now open from 6p.m – 10p.m.

Yoga Classes Wednesday from 6:5pm – 7:45pm. For more information contact
087 9667142.

Tia Chi returns on Wednesday 01st March 8pm to 9:30pm.

Donegal Kung Fu for adults and children.  For further details and cost, please contact Mark Kinsella 086 3665495 or

Parent & Toddler Group – Monday mornings from 10a.m to 12 Noon.

Recent Bereavement
The recent death took place peacefully at his home of Thomas Gallagher, Clontarf, Dublin.  Thomas is the son of John and Cathy Gallagher (John is a native of the Glen Road) and loving brother of Aoife and Amanda and will be sadly missed by his family, grandmother Kathleen, relatives and friends to whom we extend sincere sympathy.  Thomas was laid to rest in Glasnevin Cemetery on Thursday 16th February following Requiem Mass in St Gabriel’s Church in Clontarf.

Pilgrimage from Knock to New York
A special Pilgrimage from Knock to New York will take place from 8th to 14th May, flying directly from Ireland West Airport, Knock to J.F.K. International Airport, New York.  The Pilgrimage will offer the chance to be a part of a memorable and historic trip which will include Requiem Mass on Saturday 13th at old St Patrick’s Cathedral, for the re-interment of the remains of John Curry, the youngest of the Knock Witnesses.  Mass will be celebrated by his Eminence Cardinal Dolan.  If you would like to find out more, or make an enquiry, please contact the tour operators: Joe Walsh Tours on 01 2410800 or email:

Monastic Contemplative Life Discernment Weekend (Friday 10th to Sunday 12th March)
Dominican Contemplative Nuns welcome single young women (aged 20 to 40) to their retreat house and offer the opportunity to experience their Life of Prayer: Liturgy, Eucharistic Adoration, Talks, Sisters’ testimonies, Lectio Divina, Question Time, Food and Fellowship.  Those who cannot come for the full weekend are welcome to join us on Saturday 9:30a.m. to 7p.m.  Early booking is advisable as places are limited.  Venue: Siena Monastery, The Twenties, Drogheda, Co Louth. Contact Sr Breda OP – email: or phone 041 9838524.

100th Anniversary of the Fatima Aparitions
Raphoe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima takes place from 10th July 2017.  Flights from Dublin, 7 nights Hotel Avenida.  €764 plus insurance €25 per person,  For full details contact Geraldine Shovlin on 087 2820946.

Naomh Conaill CLG
Naomh Conaill are delighted to announce the return of their very successful ‘Come Dine with Me’.  This year’s event takes place on St Patrick’s Day / evening (Friday 17th March) and afterwards in Kennedy’s Bar.  All proceeds from a raffle on the night will be donated to the Paul Dawson MS Fundraising Appeal.  Kennedy’s Bar has kindly sponsored a very attractive prize to be drawn among the hosts only. Full details are available on the club’s Facebook page.  Contact Vinny – 087 1770243, Martin – 086 8656312 or Rosaleen – 087 6235023.

Local Notes Contact Details
Please forward items for inclusion in the Glenties Democrat Notes to or leave handwritten notes into Ann Bonner at Glenbrook Embroidery before 5p.m. on a Tuesday evening.


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