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Glenties Notes 31st May 2013

All Ireland Champions:
Congratulations to the girls from Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, who won the All Ireland Final of the Girl’s Primary School 5 a side Soccer Competition in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin last Saturday 25th May 2013. Members of the team are – Bronagh Gallagher, Niamh O’ Donnell, Shana Quinn, Sophie Connaughton, Amy Boyle Carr, Danielle Mc Devitt, Orlaigh McGuinness and Niamh Agnew. Special congratulations to Danielle Mc Devitt who was named ‘Player of the Tournament’. This is their third year in the Final; they were Runners-up in 2011, Winners in 2012 and they successfully defended their title in 2013. The girls got a great welcome at the Market Hall when they arrived home and refreshments were served in the Hall. Well done girls!

Mullantyboyle Bridge Update:
Cllr. Terence Slowey requested a full update regarding the present status of work on the Mullantyboyle Bridge, from the Area Manager for Roads at Donegal County Council. That update was provided at our most recent Area Meeting in Dungloe last week. €100,000 was provided by Government in 2013 for this project. It has now been decided that the bridge design will be a single span and it will be located slightly down stream so as to ensure the road is straight on both sides of the bridge. The money allocated will fund the design of the bridge and progress the project to the tendering stage. In addition, the money provided will fund the removal of the existing damaged Bridge structure the centre Pier in the river and leave the site ready for the installation of a new bridge. Lastly, Cllr Slowey says the funding will allow for the replacement of a culvert on the Tullyard road that is in poor condition and will facilitate the transporting of heavy equipment and materials that will be needed to erect the new bridge.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Kathleen Mc Gettigan and family, Station Road, Glenties on the death recently of Kathleen’s mother, Bridie Sharkey, Annagry; also to all the relatives and friends.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 21st May 2013 were – € 25 winners – Sheila Kenny and Nellie Doherty;.€ 50 winners – Kathleen Ferry, Ann Byrne, Marie Boyle, Eileen Cafferty, Kathleen Kenny, Kathleen Boyle, Ann McHugh, Breege Boyle, Paddy Moore, Faye Moore and Bernadette Gallagher; €100 winners – Mary Mc Daid, Anne McHugh, Faye Moore, James Byrne, Patsy Martin, Margaret Gillespie, Annie Boyle, Jean Boyle, Annie Boyle, Sinead Sweeney.

Corpus Christi Procession:
Next Sunday 2nd June at the end of the11 a.m. Mass, we will process from the Church to the Grotto for Benediction (weather permitting). The people who are usually involved in the carrying of the canopy are asked to make themselves available, as well as those who usually steward the procession. The First Holy Communion Children are invited to walk in the Procession in their First Holy Communion Dress.

“Do This In Memory”
The Parish Based First Holy Communion Programme called “Do This In Memory” will conclude at 11 a.m. Mass on the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Riverside Vintage Club Glenties:
First Run – 1st June 2013; Leaving Bord na Mona at 1 p.m. All Vintage Vehicles are Welcome. Contact Anthony  087 791 4428 or Micheal  087 130 0834.

The Parents Association at St Riaghan’s National School would like to thank all those people from the area who supported their recent cake, book and bric-a-brac sale to raise funds for the school. Many thanks to the parents, who contributed cakes, books and bric-a-brac to the event, and to those who gave their time to help with the stands. A special thanks to Margaret Byrne for contributing so many pies and cakes to the event

Feile Na Finne:
Fintown Festival takes place from 31st May until the 3rd of June.
On Saturday at 10 a.m. there will be a Leisure Cycle in association with Tír Chonaill GAP C.C. At 3 p.m. there is a 5k Walk / Jog / Run Donegal Grand Prix Event. Saturday at 5.30 p.m. – at Teach Jimmy – Digger Handling Skills; Quad and Tractor Reversing Fireworks Display: At 11 p.m. a Fireworks Display will take place on the banks of Lough Finn in front of Railway Inn.
Sunday 2nd June is Family Fun Day with Bouncy Castle and Slides. There are also a Hills and Glen Honda Run, Vintage Tractor Run and Live Music with Keltic Kaos.

Thank You:
The Baskin Family would like to thank everyone who helped and supported our recent Coffee Morning in memory of our Mum (Mildred). It brought us great comfort to have so many join us for a cuppa and a chat; we appreciate all your donations, which came to a generous total of € 1100 for Ardara Parish Church.

The bus will not be going to Rossnowlagh on the first Tuesday of June; instead it will be going on the Feast of St. Anthony June 13th for the Blessing of the Lillies.

Thanks for Donation:
Care of the Aged, Glenties and Management of Glenties Day Centre wish to express their gratitude to Inniskeel Players for their very generous donation arising from their wonderful production of “Love Thy Neighbour” – what a lovely gesture from our neighbours in Portnoo. The production was hugely enjoyable. Our sincere thanks to all involved.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every Line € 50, every House €100. Jackpot, if not won, will be € 6,700 on Tuesday 4th June. If not won € 300 will be paid out. In-house draws. Anyone wishing to rent a room in the Community Centre please ring 087 2679321. Snooker room in the Glenties Community Centre will be open from 10am – 10pm from Thursday 30th June

There is a vacancy on a community employment scheme in Glenties; immediate start to 20/09/2013. Fas criteria apply. For more information contact 087 9695053

First Holy Communion in Fintown:
Congratulations to Seán Ó Baoill, Aisling Ní Bhaoill, Catriona Campbell, Conor Mc Devitt, Aisling Mc Kelvey, Emma Shankey Smith, Sarah Gibbons, Sean Mc Glynn, Jack Mc Glynn, twins, Caoimhe and Ailish Mc Monagle, and Ciara Mongan who received their First Holy Communion in Fintown on Saturday 18th May 2013.

Congratulations to the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion in Glenties and Edeninfagh last weekend.


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