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Glenties Notes on April 10th 2003

Thirty-nine boys and girls from the five schools in the Parish received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Philip Boyce in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 30th March 2003. SCOIL MHUIRE: Callan Waide, Thomas Scott, Kevin Quinn, Stephen O’Donnell, Sharon Molloy, Dermot P. Molloy, Dermot A. Molloy, Christopher Molloy, Bridget Molloy, Deirdre Mc Gill, Mark Mc Gettigan, Aine Keeney, Daniel Gildea, Michelle Gallagher, Tanya Doherty, Paul Doherty, Timothy Cape, Melissa Browne, Colette Breslin, Breidin Boyle, Irene Boyle, Paul Blake.
FINTOWN N.S: Sean Ó Domhnaill, Diarmuid Ó Braonaín, Zoe Ní hAindrís, Teresa Nic Fhloinn, Martina Ní Chuinn, Michelle Ní Bhaoill, Seamus Mac Daibheíd, Donnachadh Mac Ceallbhuí, Seamus Mac Ailín, Padraig Mac Ailín.
KILKENNY N.S: Patrick Molloy, Patricia Mc Devitt, Seamus Gallagher, Rory Boyle.
ST. RIAGHAN’S N.S. DRIMNACROSH: Anthony O’ Callaghan, Danny Ferguson.
EDENINFAGH N.S: Sarah Campbell.

The centenary of the Templecrone Co-operative Agricultural Society Ltd. (The Cope) is only three years away. It is hoped to mark the occasion in some way. If anyone can contribute information, articles or give of their time to organise events for the centenary or help in any way contact Ben Colangelo, HR & Development manager at 075-20122.

Your attention is drawn to the Government’s DORMANT ACCOUNTS SCHEME. If you have an account in the post office, a bank or a building society, which you have not used for a number of years, you should now make direct contact with the relevant financial institution.

The Magee Bluestack Challenge Walk for Special Needs will take place again this year on Saturday 26th July 2003. The walk will start in Ardara, proceed to Glenties along the scenic Owenea River and on to the finishing point at Drimarone, a distance of approximately forty kilometres. The objective of the Magee Bluestack Challenge is to raise funds, through sponsorship, in order to improve the quality of life for people with Special Needs i.e. Autism, Down’s Syndrome and other learning disabilities. Last year, the inaugural year of the walk, seventy walkers completed the Challenge and raised almost 50,000 Euro for this most worthy cause. As 2003 is the European Year of People with Disabilities, it is hoped to attract at least one hundred participants, with the aim of substantially exceeding last year’s figure. The money raised to date has enabled the various beneficiaries to build playgrounds, purchase necessary equipment and provide much needed services such as additional speech therapy and physiotherapy. This, therefore, is an appeal to you, hill-walking enthusiasts, to participate in this worthwhile and unique event. The objective of the Challenge is, quite obviously, to raise as much money as possible and, to this end, we would hope that as participants, you would aim to raise substantial amounts by way of sponsorship. The organising committee would be pleased to advise and assist you in this regard, if necessary. For further details contact: Patricia Duke, Donegal Town (Office Hours) at 073-23497 or Patrick Mc Brearty, Mountcharles at 087-2527029 before April 30th 2003.

The beneficiaries of the Magee Bluestack Challenge are: The Donegal Down’s Syndrome Association, Scoil Aodh Rua agus Nuala Special Needs Classes, Woodhill Resource Centre, Seaview Respite Centre, St. Agnes’ Day Care Centre, Bundoran Residential Unit, Cill Aoibhinn Community Group House, Ballydevitt Group Home and the Cleary Centre.


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