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Glenties Notes on March 17th 2005

Congratulations to Mary (Brown) and Richard Perriton, Loughcrillan Road, Glenties on the birth of their third child, which took place recently in Letterkenny Hospital. A baby brother for Joshua and Isabel.

Kieran Gallagher, The Mines, Kilraine and Lauren Mc Hugh, Ardara are holding their First Art Exhibition in Nancy’s Bar, Ardara next Saturday 19th March at 8.00p.m. Everyone welcome.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Brenda Reid and family, Tullyard Road, Glenties on the death of Brenda’s father, Jim Kirwin, which took place recently in Dublin.

Sincere sympathy is extended to John Hegarty and family on the death of John’s sister, Annie Mc Cabe, which took place recently in Dublin.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Kitty O’Donnell, Station Road, Glenties, and family on the death in America of Kitty’s sister, Anna Mangan, which took place recently.

Another 6-week course in Pilates has started in the Dolmen Centre, Kilclooney on Tuesdays from 7.30p.m. until 8.30p.m. Beginners welcome. Anyone interested contact Martina at 086 3846302.

A Cake Sale and Bric a Brac sale is being held by The Friends of Letterkenny Hospital and Crumlin Children’s Hospital in the Dolmen Centre, Kilclooney on Sunday 20th March from 3.00p.m. until 6.00p.m. There will also be games for the children so bring the whole family, as there will be something for everyone. It will be a ‘Fun Day’ for all the family.

Due to the great success of the last Pub Quiz, Ard Patrick Golden Jubilee Committee is holding another Pub Quiz in Molloy’s Bar tomorrow Friday 18th March at 9.00p.m. to raise funds for its 50 year celebrations, which takes place on the estate on the Bank Holiday weekend 3rd 4th 5th June. Teams of four. Cash Prizes. Come along for a great night’s craic and entertainment.

Councillor Terence Slowey welcomes the following road improvement works to be carried out in 2005. The National Roads Authority (NRA) will continue this year on the improvement of the Glenties Ardara road with 250,000 E worth of upgrading work from Kilraine towards Derries / Glenties and also carry out 250,000E worth of work on an 800m stretch from Doohill back towards Ardara. In addition 300,000E of improvement works on the Gweebarra Bends will be done this year.

The Non National Roads programme for 2005 includes 20,000E of improvements to the Glenties / Doobin Road and 17,500E on surface dressing to the Main Road at Sandfield towards Kilclooney and 17,500E on surface dressing the Maas road to Ballyiriston. 24,250E is allocated to surface dress the Glen Road at Mully and 12,000E to finish the Crumlin road as well as 21,000E for the Meenaligg road from Drimnacrosh end towards Ardara. Gallaghers Road on the Glen Road, Glenties will be improved at a cost of 3,500E and the Lugunna Road from Lergynaseragh towards Luganna will be improved costing 24,000E. The Meenalargan Road from the junction with the Glenties / Fintown road will benefit with 9,000E worth of work. The Tullyard road will also have 9,000E spent on upgrading. The Meenavale Road will have 9,700E of work done from the regional road at Meenaleenaghan in, while 7,000E will be spent on Baskins road Cornass Glebe from the main Ardara / Glenties road in. 9,000E of improvements to the road at Loughdoon, 25,500E to the Cronkeeran road from the junction of the Ardara road in, 14,00E to the Summy road from where the work finished last year and this completes the 2005 allocations so far this year.

In addition 20,000E will be spent on the Meenavalley road, 29,000E on the Bruckless / Ardara road, on the worst sections near the new reservoir, 105,000E on the Meentinadae road from the junction of the Ardara / Ardaghey road to after Thomas Gavigan’s house at the Donegal area boundary. The Narin / Portnoo road from the Post Office at Portnoo back towards Narin will be improved at a cost of 70,000E. The Ardara / Narin road will benefit from 165,000E spend starting at the Hillhead. The Cashel road past the Bakery and round to the right will be improved at a cost of 14,000E while 10,000E has been allocated to the Kentucky Cottages road, 35,000E Drumbahill road, Kiltoorish and 22,000E to the Cleengort / Derryloughan Road. Cllr. Slowey will continue working for the upgrading of all roads in the area and said there never seems to be enough money to do as much as we would like.

Scoil Mhuire is presently fundraising for a new gymnasium. An Easter Draw is being held on Wednesday 23rd March in the school at 12.00 noon. The first prize is a Mega Easter Hamper. 2nd Prize is a 50E voucher for ‘Bits & Bobs’. 3rd Prize is a Mini Easter Hamper. 4th Prize is a Perfume Gift Basket. 5th Prize is a Voucher for a Meal in Mc Guinness’ Café + a Bottle of Wine and the 6th Prize is a Voucher for a Meal in Nighthawks Café + a Bottle of Wine. Lines are 2E each and the cards are in the local shops. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to the local businesses for their kind donations.

Scoil Mhuire is also holding a Big Bucks Bingo in the Limelight on Wednesday 30th March in aid of their new Gym Building Fund. The Book has 11 pages and there is no Jackpot sheet. 200E will be paid for a straight line in the first 9 games and 500E for the panel. In the 10th game 500E will be paid for the line and 5,000E for the panel. The prize in the 11th Game will be 200E for the line and 1,000E for the panel. A single book is 20E and a double book is 30E. Doors open at 7.45p.m.

A Cake Sale and Bric a Brac sale is being held by The Friends of Letterkenny Hospital and Crumlin Children’s Hospital in the Dolmen Centre, Kilclooney next Sunday 20th March from 3.00p.m. until 6.00p.m. There will also be games for the children so bring the whole family, as there will be something for everyone. It will be a ‘Fun Day’ for all the family.

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