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Glenties Notes 6th February 2013

Naomh Conaill Table Quiz:
A Table quiz will take place to morrow, Friday 7th February, in Kennedy’s Bar at 9.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come along to make up a team of 4 and enjoy a great night’s entertainment. Entry is € 20 per team. Come out and support your local club.

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties, on Sunday18th May at 11.00 a.m.

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

Glenties Tidy Towns:
Glenties Tidy Towns are compiling a local information brochure for 2014. All organisations, groups, businesses, and anyone with any local knowledge, is asked to forward their information to Glenties Tidy Towns by email –; or by dropping it into the Community Centre office on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. All information needs to be submitted by 28th February.

Community “Text Alert” Information Evening:
An Garda Síochána will host an Information Evening for Community Alert and Neighborhood Watch Groups in The Nesbit Arms Hotel, Ardara, on Wednesday 12th February at 8 p.m

Cardiac Screening Unit:
The Naomh Conaill GAA club is organizing for the mobile cardiac screening unit to visit the club again (depending on numbers). The unit was last here in 2011 and it is recommended that screening be carried out every 2/3 years. The screening is open to both males and females between the ages of 14 and 35 years at a cost of € 45; and is open to club members and non members alike. If you are interested in taking part in this screening, please contact Rosaleen 087 623 5023 or Muriel 087 648 5725.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 26th January were – € 25 Winners – Philomena McCaillig and Mary Furey; € 35 Winners – Bridie Melly, May Kennedy and Dim Melly; € 50 Winners – Isobel McLoone, Bernadette Gallagher, Breege Roarty, Auveen Gallagher, Denise Maguire, Bernie Martin, Mary Ellen Bonner, Mary Mc Dermot Barbara Bonner and Patsy McDyre; € 60 Winner – Marian Ward; € 100 Winners – Rosemarie Whelan, Dim Melly, Frankie Gallagher, Donal Brennan, Nancy Dorrian, Faye Moore, Sarah Gallagher and Breege Brennan; € 300 Winner – Eileen Gallagher.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line is € 50, every house is €100. Jackpot if not won will be €1400 on 45 numbers or less on 11/02/2014, if not won on the night €300 will be paid out. In house draws.

Bowls in the Community Centre every Monday at 8 p.m.

Tai chi in the Community Centre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Drama for children from 4.15 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday evening.

Snooker room is open from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. every evening and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Bookings for the Community Centre contact 087 2679321.

Positions Available:
There are still positions available on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C.E. scheme. D.S.P. criteria apply. For more information contact 087 9695053.

Landscape Character Assessment – Donegal County Council:
Councillor Terence Slowey would like to inform all landowners and any interested parties that the Central Planning Unit of Donegal County Council is carrying out its first Landscape Charter Assessment. This involves identifying and mapping unique areas within the County, almost like a jigsaw. To do this the Council will be looking at the landscape, seascape, historic landscape and townscapes. Everyone knows the landscape in their own area and at this initial stage the Assessment is to know what the general public consider their landscape to be.

Definition of Landscape
The European Landscape Convention defines landscape as ‘an area, as perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors’. A landscape consists of all the visible features of an area of land, both natural and artificial such as trees, mountains, rivers, buildings and roads. Landscape is more than just a beautiful view or an area of outstanding natural beauty, it is all landscapes including spoiled areas and ordinary landscapes, a rural area or an urban area.

What do you think about your landscape? What do you think about your landscape? How do you define the boundaries of your area? What elements or features of interest make your area distinctive? What do local people call your area? (e.g. townlands, parish other). How do you think the landscape should be developed? What is your favourite landscape? What is your least favourite landscape? What landscape do you associate with Donegal? How do you define the boundaries of your area?

Cllr Slowey outlines the way that all land owners or interested parties can get involved.
Upload a description/photo about your landscape to the Council online

Attend one of the drop-in events in February 2014 and talk to us in person (dates to be confirmed via Facebook or twitter) Contact the Central Planning Unit, Central Planning Unit, County House, Lifford, County Donegal. Tel: 074 9153900


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