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Glenties Notes on 16th July 2007

From the 18th July ~ 17th August the Glenties Playgroup / Afterschool, Glen Road, Glenties (opposite Scoil Mhuire) are offering a service for children in the Glenties and surrounding areas.  The facility is also open to all children who are visiting or holidaying in our area.  We are open from Monday ~ Friday 9.30 a.m. ~ 5.30 p.m.  Children can be booked in on and hourly basis at 2 Euro per hour.  The children will be provided with snacks but if the stay is longer than 2 hours please provide a healthy pre-packed lunch.  Activities on offer are ~ Group Games ~ inside and outdoor football, pool, table tennis, sports day, quizzes, treasure hunts, art and craft, colliage, table top games, jewellery making, puppet making, cooking, nail painting, hair braiding, sand play, painting and outdoor play.  Children are cared for by trained childcare workers who also have current first aid certificates and Garda clearance.  All places must be pre- booked.  You can contact Bridie at 074 – 9551416 / 9551907.

The annual Church Gate Collection on behalf of The Labour Party will be taken up in Glenties, Fintown and Edeninfagh on Saturday 21st July and Sunday 22nd July.

Michael Fitzgerald, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties will be among those who go on this annual pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick on Sunday 29th July to raise money for the Jason Clarke Foundation.  This is a charity which gives help and hope to persons with brain injury and stroke sufferers.  Each walker has to raise 400 Euro minimum, so Michael would greatly appreciate your help.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family of Frankie Mc Hugh, Ard Connell, Glenties who died in the Hospice in Letterkenny on Wednesday last.

Mass will be celebrated in the New Graveyard, Glenties next Sunday 22nd July at 3.00p.m. and in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Sunday 12th August at 3.00p.m.

The recent Wheelchair Association Church Gate Collection in Glenties amounted to 780 Euro and in Edeninfagh it amounted to 145 Euro.  Thank you for your generous contributions.

A Community Employment Scheme will be starting shortly in the Glenties area.  Fás eligibility rules apply.  For more information ring 086 3961533.

Congratulations to Michael Brennan who graduated recently from U.C.D with an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering.  Michael is a son of Francis and Kathleen Brennan, Main St. Glenties.

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