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Glenties Notes 3rd February 2012

Bingo takes place every Tuesday night in The Community Centre Glenties at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Every Line € 50, every House € 100, Jackpot € 400. Snooker tables open every evening except Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Committee would like to thank everyone for their continued support. Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre on Tuesday 24th January were – Ann Quinn won the Jackpot of € 400. Michael Doherty won € 200. Carmel Fitzgerald and Sarah Mc Glynn won € 150 each. Maura Kilbane, Patricia Molloy, Liz Buckley, Mary Furey and Patsy Mc Dyre won € 100 each. Shaun Maloney, Rosaleen Melly, Mary Kennedy, Ann Cannon, Dympna Morgan, Kathleen Mc Gettigan, Anthony Burke, Mrs Moy, Mary Cafferty, Maggie O’ Donnell, Mary Mc Gill and Margaret Boyle won € 50 each.

Mass in Rossnowlagh
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 7th February and every first Tuesday for Mass in Rossnowlagh. The organisers wish to make an appeal for more people to join them.

Glenties Community T.V.
As a result of storm damage there has been no BBC1, BBC 2 or UTV. In order to get these stations up and running and to repair the damage, members of the committee will be making a collection of € 10 per house. Hopefully this will cover all the costs until the changeover in October 2012. A General Meeting will be held later in the year regarding the changeover.

Christmas Crib Collection – Thanks –“Gratitude from Jimma in Ethiopia”
The people of Jimma are overwhelmed and delighted with the support from the people in Glenties Parish and Community at large. The money from The Crib and from the Charity Shop is sent on a monthly basis to support children, families and old poor people to keep body and soul together. They send back thanks and prayers and blessings in abundance. We are hoping to arrange for a couple to visit our community in the Summer when we can forge closer links with the community in Jimma and hear first hand how our support is so essential to them. We will organise a community event around their visit. In the meantime thank you again for your continued support and if you have unwanted Christmas Gifts or Good Stuff that you no longer need we are very happy to receive same in ‘Shop N Share’. Maria Rafferty and Team.

Doodle 4 Google Competition
Mark O’Donnell, Mill Road, Glenties has been selected as a finalist in the Nationwide Doodle for Google Competition. Mark represents Scoil Mhuire and in order for him to be an overall winner, the public need to vote for him. Voting is easy – follow this link and clink the Vote for this Doodle button. All votes would be really appreciated.

Overall Award for Scoil Mhuire
Congratulations to Scoil Mhuire, Glenties who were the overall winners at the Donegal Sports Awards night in the Silver Tassie, Letterkenny on Friday 27th January. The school had three nominations – Amy Boyle Carr was nominated for Best Sports Girl and John Mc Cann was nominated for Best Sports Teacher. Unfortunately Amy and John were not successful, but the fact that their school got the overall award made up for their disappointment. Well done to all the boys and girls and their teacher, who took part in the Sports Events which gained this honour for the school.

Glenties Community Action Group
The Christmas Church Gate collection for the Glenties Christmas Lights raised € 938.38. A huge thank you to all those who contributed.

Naomh Conaill C.I.G. Presentation Night
A Hot Buffet and Dance will take place in the Highlands Hotel Glenties on Saturday 18th February at 8 p.m. Music is by ‘Derailed’. Tickets are € 20 and are available in the Paperstop, The Co-op and The Craft Gallery.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Glenties Community Action Group are organising a Parade on St. Patrick’s Day. To contribute to the planning of this exciting and fun-filled event, please come along to the Highlands Hotel tomorrow Friday 3rd February at 7 p.m.

All Ireland Champions
Congratulations to the St. Columba’s Comprehensive School., Glenties U – 16C Boys Basketball Team, who won the All Ireland Schools Final in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght last week, when they defeated Colaistí Pobail Setanta from Dublin. Local lad Ethan O’ Donnell was named MVP.


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