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Glenties Notes1st May 2008

Congratulations to the twenty five boys and girls from St. Riaghan’s N. S. Kilkenny N. S. and Scoil Mhuire, who received their First Holy Communion in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 26th April 2008; St. Riaghan’s – Tanya Harvey, Ellie Mc Innes, Eileen Elizabeth Conway, Caoimhe Mc Grenra, Caoimhe O’ Donnell, Chloe Mc Nelis, Zachary Gillespie and Daire O’ Donnell; Kilkenny – Alisha Kee and Theresa Melly; Scoil Mhuire – Michaela Boyle, Shane Mc Devitt, Conor Breslin, Nicola Mc Loone, Kevin Gavigan, Gwendoline Byrne, Dion Bonner, Jamie O’Donnell, Dara Beth Mc Loone, Cian Bennett, Niamh Brennan, Cian Doherty, Ronan Molloy, Josha Perraton, and Kirsty Gallagher.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Josie Houston, The Rock, Glenties, who died on Friday last at the home of her daughter, Breidin Keeney, Drimnacrosh.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Margaret Byrne and family, Glen Road, Glenties on the death in England recently, of Margaret’s aunt, Julia Martin (originally from Castlefin); also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Olive Mc Kelvey and family, Station Road, Glenties on the death on Sunday night of Olive’s mother, Mamie Gallagher, Meenagran, Inver in St. Joseph’ s Hospital, Stranorlar; also to her husband Augustine, the other members of the family and all her relatives and friends.

Donegal YMCA is hoping to bring an ‘early school-leaver’ training course to the Glenties area. There is an application in with the Department of Education, and we need to see who might be interested. Are you in a rut, unemployed, a lone parent, or lacking qualifications? If you are 16 – 25, STEP – Support, Training and Enterprise Programme – is for you. Leaflets and posters have been distributed in the area. An allowance is paid to all trainees and the course lasts 23 weeks, offering EDCL, Communications, Work Experience, Personal Effectiveness and more, leading to a full Level 5 FETAC Certificate. Currently running in Letterkenny, if interested in this programme, please contact Noel at 074 9161485 or Stewart at 087 9728904.

A Night at the Races in aid of the Lifeboats will be held in Paddy’s Bar, Glenties on Friday 2nd May at 9.00p.m. The R.N.L.I. is a charity, whose purpose is to save lives at sea. It provides a 24 – hour service. Approximately 750,000 Euro a year is spent training the volunteer lifeboat men and women who operate our lifeboats here. It depends on voluntary contributions, donations and fundraising events, so please come along to Paddy’s Bar on Friday night and support this very worthy cause and have a good night’s fun at the same time.

The Downstrands Family Resource Centre is having its Official Launch of the Project on Thursday 8th May at 4.30 p.m. in the Dolmen Centre. We would like to invite everyone in the community to come along and join us in our celebration. Come and see displays of our work – you might be in them! There will be arts and crafts, activities and face painting for the children, with suitable refreshments. Adults are welcome to enjoy a finger buffet and refreshments. We look forward to seeing you all there as the Family Resource Centre is here to work for everyone in the community.

Dungloe Hospital will be celebrating 50 years in existence this July. “We will be running some fundraising events to go towards a new recreational garden area for the clients of the hospital. A Booklet is at present being compiled, and we would like if anyone has any old photos or information, that would help depict the story of the last 50 years, to please contact Maeve O’ Donnell , Mary Ellen Hyland or Mary Gillespie as soon as possible. We are also holding a Garden Fete at the Hospital on Sunday 27th July. The success of previous Fete depended on the great support we got from the community and we hope we can call on that support again. We will be needing donations of good quality items for sale and raffles, (no jumble or clothes please)”. Contact the above named at the hospital – 9521044 if you can help.

A “Safe Pass” course will be held in the Dolmen Centre on Monday 12th May. For further information ring Tim on 087 2458839 or Deirdre on 086 6033927.

A Community Employment Scheme starts in the Dolmen Centre on Monday 26th May. Anyone interested in applying to be a participant should contact the Centre on 074 9545010 or Tim on 087 2458839. FAS rules apply. 


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