Glenties Notes on August 9th 2001
Congratulations to our U/12 footballers who won the county B final in Ballybofey on Sunday evening.
Beginning 3rd September, “Women Together” is hosting a basic computer class, which will be held over an eight-week period. This course will consist of eight two-hour sessions, and will take place in the club of mobile I.T. facility. Cost is £25 per person. There are twelve places available. To book your place, please call into “New Earth of Glenties” shop on the main street. Places are booked by leaving a deposit of £10. Twelve names will be taken. A further two names will be listed in case places become available later.
A limited number of places are still available for one-day retreats to Lough Derg : – August 18th/19th/20th/21st/22nd/23rd/24th/25th/26th/27th/28th/29th September 2nd/3rd/10th/15th/16th/17th/22nd/23rd. Cost is £15 and includes boat fare and light lunch. No fasting or walking barefoot required. Advance booking essential. Ring 072-61518. Monday 13th August is the last day for beginning the Three-Day Pilgrimage.
Water Safety Week
Irish Water Safety are holding their water safety week in Narin from Monday 20th to Friday 24th August. This is an opportunity for everybody to become more aware of water safety and to work for a swim or safety certificate. A bus will leave McGuinness’s at 11:30 a.m. on Monday 20th. Cost of the week is £10 per child, £15 for two and £20 for three of a family. For further information please ring 075-51347.
Bus to Knock
A bus will leave Edeninfagh at 8:15 a.m. and Glenties at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday 18th August for the annual Raphoe Pilgrimage to Knock. To book ring 075-51284.
The Tidy Town Committee wish to remind people that the adjudicators are expected on their final visit in the next few weeks. Please keep the town litter-free. It is great to see so many newly painted buildings in the town this summer.
Harvest Fair Festival
It is now less than five weeks until this year’s festival and programmes of the events are now in circulation. Locals should remember that it is being organized for their enjoyment and the more participation there is, the more enjoyment they will have. There are events to suit everyone. The street parade on the Sunday is one of the major attractions and al clubs, associations and business houses should make a big effort this year to have a float in the parade. All types of old vehicles; trucks, cars, tractors and old farm machinery can take part and should be entered on the day. The More the merrier!
Last year fifteen girls entered the Festival Queen Competition and enjoyed the experience, at this stage names of this year’s entrant should be given to Amanda McGuigan. Business houses and clubs entering contestants should give their names to Amanda 15th so that sashes can be made on time.
There will be an inter-pub competition this year comprising of the following events – 1. Killer Pool, 2. Blindfold Obstacle Race, 3. Feed the Goat, 4. Round Bale Rolling Competition. Pubs are to nominate five people only, to represent them. Accumulated score will judge winners over the four events, which will be held on the Saturday and the Monday. There is a prize of £100 for the winning team and £50 for the runners up. Publicans should at this stage approach their customers for volunteers. Letters will be sent out in the next few days to local businesses seeking sponsorship for this year’s festival and the festival committee would appreciate a similar response to last year, which was very supportive.
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