Glenties Notes 16th November 2017

Glenties Community Centre
Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9pm. Jackpot €9000 on 45 numbers or less if not won €300 will be paid out.  €100 a house, €50 a line.

Snooker Room open from 4pm to 10pm.

Any group or individual wishing to book the Community Centre for the Autumn season, please contact 087 2679321 or call to the Community Centre Office between 10am – 2pm Monday – Friday.

Irish Dancing with Emily – Wednesday @ 3.30pm – 7.15pm

Tai Chi Wednesdays  from 8.00pm – 9.30pm

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE Scheme has a vacancy for Horticultural workers, Maintenance workers, Caretaker, C.E criteria applies. C.E workers can avail of training to up skill whilst on CE scheme.To apply for the above please e-mail glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie or ring 0879695053 for further information.

Bingo Winners
€25 Winners: Mary Kennedy, Francis Quinn, Packie Gallagher, Baby Phildy
€40 Winner: Sheila Delaney
€50 Winners: Caroline McKeown, Nan Doherty, Ann Byrne, Teresa Bonner, Grace O’Donnell, Bernie Martin, Mary Ita Boyle, Ann Fury, Kate Mc Nulty.
€100: Noel McLaughlin, Liz Buckley, Michelle McGeehan, Mary Doherty, Mary Ita Boyle, Winnie Long, Helen Mc Dyre, Mary Ita Boyle, Bid Fletcher, Mary Kennedy.
€150 Winners: Ann McKeown, Breid Gallagher.

St Connell’s Museum
The Trustees and Workers in the Museum would like to thank everyone who supported the very successful Halloween Scary Cells.  A special thanks to the Transition Year Students in Glenties Comprehensive School and their teacher Mr Moore for their assistance and co-operation over the three nights and for their help setting up in the lead up to the event which led to its success.

Paul Dawson’s MS Journey – An update from Julie Dawson
We have had the best news ever!  Paul’s bone marrow is starting to produce new stem cells.  The treatment has worked!  Paul is our of immediate danger and as you are reading this we will be making our way back home to Glenties to begin the long road to recovery.

This has been an incredible journey, the hardest thing Paul and I have ever done and hopefully ever will do again.  But today, we can start to look forward to a future instead of worrying what it might hold.  Paul’s Neurologist didn’t want Paul to have this treatment as it was too high a risk for his level of MS, i9n fact he told us to prepare for Paul to come home in a 6X4 box!!  We had to convince the Doctors in India to allow Paul to have the treatment, as again he was high risk but Paul had decided that no matter how high the risk factor, it was one he was willing to take instead of being scared what tomorrow may bring.  Now we know that we have about another ten years without having those worries.  Yes it is a fact that Paul will not walk again and yes Paul’s MS will not improve but it will STOP IT for ten years and that we can’t even put into words.

People think MS is about legs, Paul can’t walk, he’s in a wheelchair, but it’s about much more than that.  The things no one could imagine, the things that go on behind closed doors.  MS has robbed us of many many things – the ability for Paul to kick a ball around with our children when they were young, to go for a walk on the beach with them. to walk upstairs in our home and tuck them in at night, to dance!  We are determined that it won’t take any more things away from us.  We now have a future filled with hope instead of dread and we couldn’t have done it without you guys, you made this possible for us.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

The first 3 months of Paul’s recovery will be in isolation at home seeing only close family, in 3-6 months Paul will be able to see friends, at 6-9 months he will be able to go out into small groups and finally at 9-12 months Paul will be allowed into crowded areas!  So in 12 months time we have a lot of celebrating to do.  Paul will have reached 50 during his isolation period and I will celebrate my 50th in October 2018 – it will also be the 1st anniversary of Paul’s treatment and the first time Paul will be able to be around everyone, so I know it’s a long way off but we will be holding a massive party and would love it if every one of you would join us in celebrating everything with us.

Glenties Christmas Market
The place to be on Sunday 19th November!  Our Christmas Market takes place in The Highlands Hotel with up to 30 stands.  Get your Christmas shopping off to a great start all under one roof.  Doors open at 11am. https://www.facebook.com/GlentiesChristmasMarket/

St Connell’s Church 
Your help would be appreciated in helping us to compile the 2018 list for Sunday Collection Envelopes.  Any new parishioner who would like a box of envelopes, or any parishioner who has changed address since this time last year, should leave their name and address in the Sacristy after any of the Masses, or telephone the Parochial House on 074 9551117.  We would also ask that those that normally distribute the envelopes would contact either Fr Gerard after Mass or the Parochial House to confirm that they are able to do so again this year or if anyone else wishes to help with this task, please feel free to do so.  Thank you.

As and from 1st January, it would be appreciated if all Church Gate collections are taken up at the entrance gates alone rather than outside the door of the Church as is presently the practice.  This is in keeping with the conditions of the permits granted by An Garda Siochana and of the practice pertaining to other Church Gate collections nationwide.  This excludes the St Vincent de Paul Society as it is a Church affiliate.  Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Annual Ecumenical Carol Service
Save the Date!  This year St Connell’s Church, Glenties are hosting the Annual Ecumenical Carol Service.  The service takes place on 10th December at 6pm.  Everyone welcome!

Meenagowan National School Fundraiser
A Christmas Fair and Fashion Show will be held in The Limelight, Glenties on Sunday 10th December in aid of Meenagowan NS, Lettermacaward.  Come along and meet Santa, enjoy Craft Activities, Face Painting and a Fashion Show.  Christmas Cakes will be available for purchase together with lots of stalls!  Anyone interested in taking part in the Christmas Market – Businesses or Individuals – please contact the school on 074 95444906 or email: meenagowanns@gmail.com.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Glenties Parish Social
The Annual Gelnties Parish Social will take place on Sunday 3rd December in the Highland’s Hotel beginning with Mass at 3p.m.  All our Senior Citizens are invited to attend.  Please bring this notice to the attention of any senior citizens in your area.  We are also appealing to the public for donations towards the running costs of this very important celebration.

Edeninfagh C.E Scheme
The edeninfagh C.E. Scheme has two positions vacant for a General Operative to work on the Church grounds and graveyards in Glenties.  If you are interested and are eligible for a scheme, please contact 074-9557981, 087-7736247 or email: mullanmoresch@eircom.net

Ceili Night
There will be a Ceili Night on 19th November, 8pm to 11 pm in Rosses SDP Building, Dungloe.

Strive Clinic
Strive Clinic has launched in Killybegs.  Located beside Supervalu on the Donegal Road.  Specialisy Rehabilitation Services – Physiotherapy, Lymphoedema Therapy, Psychotherapy.  More services coming soon.  Contact 074 9713100 or email: reception@striveclinic.ie

Bruckless Community Centre
Ceili, sets, jiving and old time dancing in the Bruckless Community Centre on Wednesday 22nd November.  Music by Ceili Time.  Dancing 8pm to 11pm.  Supper served.  Admission €10.  All proceeds going to the Dependents of Rachel Cassidy Battles and Mairead Mundy Fund.

Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre
Kids Christmas Disco will be held at the Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre on Sunday 3rd December from 4pm to 6pm with plenty of dancing, fun, surprises and maybe a special guest!

Weight Watchers: every Monday, first class 4.45 – 5.45pm and second class 6-7pm.

Slimming World: every Tuesday from 6-7pm.

Citizens Advice/Information: are located in the Centre every Monday at the new time of 2-4pm.

Letterkenny Womens Centre: They offer a counselling service at the Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre.  For further enquiries: contact Brid on 074 9124985.

Fighting Blindness
RNIB: Are you living with sight loss and worried about the future?  The Need to Talk project offers free counselling and confidence building for people of all ages affected by sight loss.  Contact 01-6746496 or email: needtotalk@fightingblindness.ie

The Power of Positive Thinking for Women
A 4 week course entitled ‘The Power of Positive Thinking for Women’ will commence in the Community Centre, Glenties on Thursday 23rd November.  To book, please contact Emily on 087 9031389

Glenties Parish Newsletter 14th November 2017

Masses for week commencing 13th November to 19th November

Tuesday 14th November 7.30pm Mary- Kate Byrne  (Months Mind)
Wednesday 15th November 7.30pm Packie McDyer (Derries)
Thursday 16th November 10.00am
Friday 17th November 7.30pm
Saturday 18th November 11.00am John Early (Mullinard)
7.30pm Kathleen & Paddy O’Donnell (Ard Connell)
Sunday 19th November 11.00am Nellie O’Donnell (Meenadinna)

Confessions:   Immediately  after   Saturday  11 a.m. Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will resume from this Thursday onward.  Adoration prayer will take place each Thursday from 10.00am (after Mass) until 6.00pm (ending with Benediction).  This is a great form of prayer for individuals and the community of the parish.  A list is being compiled of possible adorers for each hour.  If you feel that you might be able to give an hour to this prayer perhaps you might place your name on the hourly list on the table in the porch area.

Your Help would be appreciated in helping us to compile the 2018  List for SUNDAY COLLECTION   ENVELOPES – Any  NEW  PARISHIONER  who would like a box of envelopes, or any parishioner who   has  CHANGED  ADDRESS  since this time last year, should leave their name and address in the Sacristy after any of the Masses, or telephone the Parochial  House  074 9551117.

We would also ask that those who normally distribute the envelopes would contact either Fr Gerard after Mass or the Parochial House to confirm that they are able to do so again this year or if anyone else wishes to help with this task, please feel free to do so.  Thank You

Following our visit last weekend from Br Brian Johnson of the Franciscan Brothers, a total amount received was €2834.00.  A letter of thanks from Br Brian can be seen at the back of the Chapel.

Save the Date:  10th December 2017.  This year St Connell’s Church Glenties are hosting the Annual Ecumenical Carol Service on 10th December at 6pm.

Glenties Christmas Market, Sunday 19th November in the Highlands Hotel Glenties from 11am – 6pm.  With local Shops and Crafts.  All your Christmas shopping under one roof.

The Annual Glenties Parish Social will take place on Sunday 3rd December in the Highlands Hotel beginning with Mass at 3pm.  All our Senior Citizens are invited to attend.  Please bring this notice to the attention of any senior citizens in your area.  We are also appealing to the public for donations towards the running costs of this very important celebration.

The Edeninfagh  C.E.  Scheme  has  two  positions  vacant  for  a  General  Operative  to  work  on  the  church  grounds  and  graveyards  in  Glenties.   If  you  are interested  and  are  eligible  for  a  scheme,  please  contact  074-9557981,  087-7736247  or  email mullanmoresch@eircom.net

There will be a Ceili Night on 19th November 8pm – 11pm in Rosses SDP Building, Dungloe

Strive Clinic has launched in Killybegs.  Located beside Supervalu on the Donegal Road.  Specialist rehabilitation services – Physiotherapy, Lymphoedema Therapy, Psychotherapy.  More services coming soon.  Contact 074 9713100 or email reception@striveclinic.ie.

Ceili, sets, jiving and old time dancing in the Bruckless Community Centre on Wednesday 22nd November.  Music by Ceili Time.  Dancing 8pm to 11pm.  Supper served.  Admission €10.  All proceeds going to the Dependents of Rachel Cassidy Battles and Mairead Mundy Fund.

Disney Day Disco:  Kids Christmas Disco held at the Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre on Sunday 3rd December from 4pm to 6pm with plenty of dancing, fun, surprises and maybe a special guest!  Weight Watchers:  Every Monday, first class 4.45 – 5.45pm and second class 6 – 7pm.

Slimming World:  Every Tuesday from 6 – 7pm.  Citizens Advice/Information:  Is in the Centre every Monday at the new time of 2-4pm.  Letterkenny Women’s Centre:  They offer a counselling service at the Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre.  For further enquires contact Brid on 074 9124985.

Fighting Blindness:  RNIB:  Are you living with sight loss and worried about the future?  The Need to Talk project offers free counselling and confidence building for people of all ages affected by sight loss.  Contact 01 6746496 or email needtotalk@fightingblindness.ie.

As from the 1st January, I would kindly ask that all Church Gate collections be taken up at the entrance gates alone rather than outside the door of the Church as is presently the practice.  This is in keeping with the conditions of the permits granted by An Garda Siochana and of the practice pertaining to other Church Gate collections nationwide.  This excludes the St Vincent De Paul Society as it is a Church affiliate.  Thank you for your understanding in this matter – Fr Gerard.

Last   week’s   OFFERTORY   COLLECTION     amounted   to    € 1,915.00.  Thank  You

 

Church  of  the  Holy  Family,  Edeninfagh

Sunday   Mass :  ***   12 .15 p.m.   ***

Mass      Intentions      &       Anniversaries:

Sunday 12th November 12.15 pm. for Danny Gallagher, Greenans

Edeninfagh NS:  A Cash for Clobber collection will take place in the school on Tuesday 14th November.  Filled bags can be left in the school on Monday 13th or collection can be arranged by phoning 086 1798692.

Last   week’s   Offertory   Collection     amounted   to    € 295.00.  Thank  You

 

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted no later than 1.00  p.m. Wednesday to Dympna, Parochial House 074 95 51117.
Parish email  Address:  glentiesparish@gmail.com

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 14th November 2017

There was no winner of this week GAA Lotto the numbers drawn out were 02-19-21-27 and the 2x€50 went to Kathleen Kenny, Letterbarrow & Eunan O’Donnell, Kilraine. Next week’s Jackpot will be €6,200.

Club 200 draw no 4 took place on 7/11/17 and the results are as follows €300 Carmel Doherty, Manor 7×€100 Janice Mc Nelis, Narin rd. Stephen McHugh, Sheskinnatinny. John Timoney, Knockletteragh. Joe Brennan, Shallogans. Mary Thompson, Ard mc gill. Ann Furry, Ard mc gill. Michael Glynn, Stranaglough. The next draw will take place on 5/12/17 at bingo

With the 2017 Inter County Season now finished we have finalising the details for the GAA Season Ticket for 2018. Season Ticket pricing for 2018 has been confirmed by our finance dept. The following pricing will apply: Adult Season Ticket €120 Juvenile Season Ticket €30 Adult Club+ Season Ticket €200 As per 2017, The Club+ Season Ticket will allow the owner to attend club fixtures within the chosen county. The Grades and Codes of club fixtures that will be covered by the Club+ element of the ticket are determined by the individual county. Once the season ticket is correctly maintained throughout the season, the Club+ version will also guarantee the ticket holder an All-Ireland Final ticket should his/her county qualify, regardless of their attendance percentage. This is designed to encourage ticket holders to move towards this product and ultimately increase revenue for individual counties. Counties will receive €45 for each adult season ticket that is sold. In addition to this all Club+ revenues generated will go directly to the county, i.e. Counties will receive €146 (€45 plus €101) for every Club+ Season Ticket that is sold.

U21A Championship Final draw: Naomh Conaill v Gaoth Dobhair. Games to be played this Sunday the 19th November in O’Donnell Park Letterkenny at 2:30pm

Naomh Conaill AGM will be held on Friday 1st December at 8pm in the community centre. Nomination forms can be collected from the Inniskeel Co-op Glenties and the Co-op in Fintown. Asking all members to please attend this year’s AGM.

Glenties Parish Newsletter 7th November 2017

Mass Intentions & Anniversaries

Friday 10th November 7.30 p.m., for John Conway (Months Mind)

Saturday 11th November 7.30 p.m., for Nancy & Connie McGrath, Meenahalla

Sunday 12th November 11.00 a.m., for Pat Molloy, Mill Road (4th Anniversary)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

Save the Date
10th December 2017. This year St Connell’s Church Glenties are hosting the Annual Ecumenical Carol Service on 10th December at 6pm.

Glenties Christmas Market
Sunday 19th November in the Highlands Hotel Glenties from 11am – 6pm. With local Shops and Crafts. All your Christmas shopping under one roof.

The Annual Glenties Parish Social will take place on Sunday 3rd December in the Highlands Hotel beginning with Mass at 3pm. All our Senior Citizens are invited to attend. Please bring this notice to the attention of any senior citizens in your area. We are also appealing to the public for donations towards the running costs of this very important celebration.

VISITATION OF THE SICK & ELDERLY will take place this week as follows : –

Tuesday 7th Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr. McCloskey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, Ard Patrick, Ard McGill, Meenavale.

Wednesday 8th Stonepark, Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Mullantyboyle, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Ard Connell, Glen Road, Buncrubog and Lower Mully.

A Fund for Mickey Joe – The Long Road
On the 30th July 2017, Mickey Joe McMonagle, aged 23 years, sustained life changing injuries as a result of a road traffic accident close to his home in Fintown. (Details of his journey to recovery so far can be seen on the bulletin board.) In recognition of Mickey’s love for farming, the Fundraising Committee are organizing a Mart/Auction in Brockagh Mart to be held on Saturday 25th November at 2.00 p.m. If anyone would like to donate livestock for the sale or proceeds towards the fund, please contact one of the following committee members before 11th November. Owen McGeehan 074 9546123/ 086 2506653; Brian Logue 086 8033162 or Seamus Boyle 086 8754783. All donations and support are welcome and much appreciated for this very worthy local cause by contacting the Committee’s secretary Marie McGill on 086 3334650 or by email at mcgillmarie@eircom.net or via the Fund’s Facebook Page “A Fund for Mickey Joe – The Long Road”.

Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9pm. Jackpot €8,900 on 45 numbers or less, if not won €300 will be paid out. €100 a house and €50 a line.
Snooker room opened from 4pm – 10pm.
Irish Dance Classes with Emily Bonner on Wednesday @ 3.30pm to 6.15pm.
Yoga, Wednesday from 6.30pm to 8pm.
Tai Chi, Wednesday from 8pm to 9.30pm.
Anyone wanting to book the Community Centre contact 087 2679321 or call to the Community Centre Office between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have a vacancy for Horticultural workers, Maintenance workers, Caretaker, CE criteria applies. C.E. Workers can avail of training to up skill while on CE scheme. Contact 087 9695053 or email glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie.

The Power of Positive Thinking for Women – Free Workshop in the Market Hall Community Centre Thursday 9th November from 7.30 – 9.30 pm. Tea/Coffee/Snacks served. No booking necessary. Contact 087 9031389.

Anam Cara, the organization that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Thursday 9th November from 7.30pm to 9pm in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny. (Please note the change of venue). This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1695.00. Thank You

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted no later than 1.00 p.m. Wednesday to Dympna, Parochial House, 9551117.
Parish email Address: glentiesparish@gmail.com

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 19th September 2017

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto the numbers drawn out were 15-26-28-30 and the 2x€50 went to Teresa Mc Kelvey, Fintown and Helen Flannery, Sheskinatinny. Next week’s Jackpot will be €5,400.

The annual Harvest fair draw is up and running again in association with Glenties Services to whom we are very grateful. The first prize is a Pedigree Charolais Heifer, kindly sponsored by Glenties Services. The second prize is €1000. The third prize is a 50″ HD TV which has been sponsored by Paddy McDevitt, Fintown and Boston. The fourth prize is a very generous €200 voucher from McGeehans tyres, Fintown and the final prize is a Pedigree Texel Ram Lamb. Tickets are priced at just €5 each or three for €10 and are available from any of the organising committee. A huge thank you to our sponsors who have supported the Club in the running of the draw. The Draw will take place on Sat 23rd September in Leos Bar. Live music on the night and promised to be a great nights fun.

Congratulations to the Naomh Conaill ladies on becoming Donegal Junior Champions beating Naomh Mhuire with a score line of 6-9 to 2-8. Well done to all the team and management involved.

Naomh Conaill reserves play St Michaels in the Championship semi-final this Saturday 23rd September at 5.30pm in Ballybofey. Please come out in our usual numbers and support the boys.

Naomh Conaill seniors will play Gaoth Dobhair in the Championship semi-final on Sat the 30th September in Ballybofey.

Get kitted out in Naomh Conaill colours this Championship online at http://www.allsportstore.com/en/Club-Shops/c-272.aspx?CategoryIDs=465 and https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/naomh-conaill.html. New Naomh Conaill Gloves are now on sale in the Inniskeel Co-op Glenties. The new Glenties services Jerseys are also on sale in the Petrol station, all sizes available.

 

Downstrands Family Resource Centre Autumn Activities 2017

For a full list of activities download the Activities Leaflet Here

Supporting Our LGBTI Young People

Thursday 21st September 7.00pm

An evening workshop facilitated by Haley Fox-Roberts from LOOK

Loving Our Out Kids and Sinéad Murray-Lynch, Donegal Youth Service to look at ways to support and empower LGBTI young people. Open to parents, teachers, volunteers and youth and community workers.

The workshop will be held in The Hub Youth Centre, Glenties.


Child Development Through Play

with Pauline Hunter
Monday 11th September 7.00pm

A fantastic opportunity to learn more about children’s early development through movement and play from well-know teacher and neural therapist Pauline Hunter.

Give your child the best start in life by introducing the full range of movements through play. Pauline will explain how the infant brain develops through movement and how to use play with older children to support and improve a range of childhood conditions.


Social Prescribing

with Caroline Barrett

Social Prescribing supports positive health and well-being by encouraging

people to get involved with community activities such as: art, crafts, exercise, men’s sheds or adult education classes.

Taking up a new activity is a proven way of reducing stress, anxiety and isolation. People who take up Social Prescribing feel happier, experience improved well-being and visit their GP less often! Call Caroline our Social Prescribing Co-ordinator on 087 3652577 to make an appointment or talk to your GP.


Yoga with Maria Coleman

A lovely way to start the week – stretch out with Maria!

Monday 18th Sept         10.30 – 11.45              6 weeks             €30 or €8 per/w

 

Computers for Farmers a ‘Skills for Work’ course

Designed especially for farmers this beginner’s computer course will teach you how to use a computer, get on-line and fill out the on-line farmers’ forms. There are no exams!

Monday 18th Sept         7.00 – 10.00                7 weeks            FREE

 

Watercolour Painting with Aidan McCole

A relaxing art class for beginners and more accomplished artists.

Monday 6th Nov                        7.30 – 9.30                  Book with Aidan 085 7857199

 

Essential Skills – Maths, English & IT

Brush up on your basic skills. Delivered in a relaxed style, it’s nothing like school used to be!

Tuesday 19th Sept         10.00 – 12.00              10 weeks          FREE

 

The Power of Positive Thinking for Women with Emily Whelan

Develop and grow a more positive mindset. Free workshop with optional 4-wk course to follow.

Tuesday 12th Sept         7.30 – 9.00                  1 workshop      FREE

 

Cookery for Men with Martina Barrett

Cook simple, tasty meals with confidence, whether you are cooking for one or for your family!

Tuesday 10th Oct           7.30 – 9.30                  6 weeks            €30

 

Interior Design with Anne Blake from La Maison

Learn about different interior styles, use of colour, window treatments, flooring and lighting

and with an opportunity to create a new look for a room in your own home.

Tuesday 17th Oct           7.30 – 9.30                  6 weeks            €30

 

Sign Language with Kevin McCauley

An introduction to sign language or an opportunity to brush up on forgotten skills. Should you wish to gain a qualification this course is the first step to ISL Level 1.

Thursday 21st Sept       7.30 – 9.30                  10 weeks          €20

 

Patchwork Quilting with Marian McGinley

Join the patchwork craze, learn the basic techniques and create an individual piece. Starter

kits for different projects will be available from Marian or bring your own fabrics.

Thursday 21st Sept       7.30 – 9.30                  8 weeks            €40

 

Archaeology with Paula Harvey

Learn more about the historic archaeology of Donegal. This popular course is a mixture of

talks and a field trip, delivered in a relaxed style with plenty of opportunity for discussion.

Friday 29th Sept                        10.00 – 12.30              6 weeks + trip  €40


Community Activities & Workshops

Baby & Toddler Groups

A great way to help your little one socialise and for Mums and Dads to meet other parents in the locality, have a cup of tea and a chat. These friendly groups are all led by volunteer parents who will make you feel welcome. The groups are also open to grandparents, childminders and other caregivers. €2 per session

Lettermacaward Baby & Toddler Group

St Brigid’s Hall             Mondays              10.30 – 12.00

Glenties Baby & Toddler Group

The Market Hall                        Mondays              10.30 – 12.00

Downstrands Baby & Toddler Group

The Dolmen Ctr             Tues & Fri            10.30 – 12.00

 

Bumps & Beyond- breastfeeding support group

Based in Ardara for Mums-to-be, new Mums and Mums with older children. For more information and support call breast-feeding counsellor, Donna on 0876735585

St Shanaghan House     Weds fortnightly 10.30 – 12.00


Downstrands Community Library

Open to everyone. Children’s books, novels and a selection of self-help books chosen by ‘Bibliotherapy’. The service is free.

Monday – Friday           9.00 – 3.00 & 7.00 – 9.30

 

Creative Writing Group

A small supportive writer’s group meets twice a month on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays. New members very welcome.

Wednesday 6th Sept      8.00 – 10.00         €2  

 

Book Club

The book club meets monthly on a Wednesday to discuss a book chosen by members. Books are provided through the library.

 

Stress Control Talks

This very popular 6-week programme sponsored by Majella O’Donnell helps you to gain a greater understanding of the affects of stress and how to manage it. Everyone welcome, including returning participants.

Thursday 28th Sept      11.00 – 12.30    FREE


ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

For further information or to book a place please call Michelle on 074 9545879

Badminton with Bronagh Heverin

Monday 18th Sept

Racquets and shuttles are provided

2nd – 4th Class                             5.30 – 6.30                  €2 per session

5th Class – 2nd Year                      6.30 – 7.30                  €2 per session

 

Kilclooney Judo Club with Albert Kyles

Wednesday 13th Sept                6.00 & 7.30                  €40 per term

There are some places available for new members 8 years plus. Please call the Resource Office if you would like to register.

 

Guitar Lessons with Conal Herron

Wednesday 13th Sept                5.00, 6.00 & 7.00         €5 per session

Parents will be contacted to advise them of the time of the class.

 

Relax Kids with Bernadine Boyle

Thursday 14th Sept                  4.00 & 5.00                  €30 for 6 weeks

Creating calm and confident children through games, play and breathing techniques. 4.00pm for 5-8 years; 5.00pm for 9-12 years. Book with Bernadine on 0877474232.

 

Basketball with Paul McKeown

Fridays starting 15th Sept         6.15 – 7.15                  €2 per session

3rd – 6th Class and 1st years. Please note the slightly later start time.

 

Downstrands Foróige Club with Michelle & Sharon

Fridays starting 8th Sept           7.00 – 9.00                  €2 per session

Led by trained youth workers and volunteers this popular club offers activities, outings and chill out time for 1st years upwards. Foróige Membership €20

 

Friday Night Disco  with our Staff & Volunteers

Next Disco Friday 29th Sept       9.00 – 11.00                            €5

Last Friday of every month, fully supervised for 12 – 15 years


For a full list of activities download the Activities Leaflet Here

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 30th August 2017

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto; the numbers drawn out were 04-06-14-18 and the 2x€50 went to Emer O Donnell, Mill Road and Brian Mc Guigan, Ard Connell. Next week’s Jackpot will be €5,100.

Naomh Conaill club 200 draw number 1 took place on Tuesday 22nd Aug and the winners were the following 1st prize €300 Anne O Donnell, Kilraine and 7x€100 Philip Rodgers Main street, Mary O Donnell Ard Connell, Kevin Ward Edeninfagh, Patricia Molloy Mill Road, Anne Mc Glinchey Tullyard Road, Mark Bonner Glen Road, Michael Furey Ard Patrick. Congratulations to all the Winners.

The annual Harvest fair draw is up and running again in association with Glenties Services to whom we are very grateful. The first prize is a Pedigree Charolais Heifer, kindly sponsored by Glenties Services. The second prize is €1000. The third prize is a 50″ HD TV which has been sponsored by Paddy McDevitt, Fintown and Boston. The fourth prize is a very generous €200 voucher from McGeehans tyres, Fintown and the final prize is a Pedigree Texel Ram Lamb. Tickets are priced at just €5 each or three for €10 and are available from any of the organising committee. A huge thank you to our sponsors who have supported the Club in the running of the draw.

SuperValu in Ballybofey have given a box for Naomh Conaill GAA club. They are sponsoring first touch balls and through the initiative, SuperValu customers will receive ‘#BehindTheBall’ tokens, which they can then use to allocate to our local GAA club at the in-store collection points.

Get kitted out in Naomh Conaill colours this Championship online at http://www.allsportstore.com/en/Club-Shops/c-272.aspx?CategoryIDs=465 and https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/naomh-conaill.html. New Naomh Conaill Gloves are now on sale in the Inniskeel Co-op Glenties.

The Quarter finals of the Michael Murphy Sports Championship was held last Monday night and our reserves are to play Naomh Mhuire and our Senior team will play Killybegs on the weekend of the 9th-10th September.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 25th August 2017

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto; the numbers drawn out were 01-02-06-28 and the 2x€50 went to Maria Craig, Ard Patrick and Patrick Mc Guigan, Ard Connell. Next week’s Jackpot will be €5,000.

The annual Harvest fair draw is up and running again in association with Glenties Services to whom we are very grateful. The first prize is a Pedigree Charolais Heifer, kindly sponsored by Glenties Services. The second prize is €1000. The third prize is a 50″ HD TV which has been sponsored by Paddy McDevitt, Fintown and Boston. The fourth prize is a very generous €200 voucher from McGeehans tyres, Fintown and the final prize is a Pedigree Texel Ram Lamb. Tickets are priced at just €5 each or three for €10 and are available from any of the organising committee. A huge thank you to our sponsors who have supported the Club in the running of the draw.

SuperValu in Ballybofey have given a box for Naomh Conaill GAA club. They are sponsoring first touch balls and through the initiative, SuperValu customers will receive ‘#BehindTheBall’ tokens, which they can then use to allocate to our local GAA club at the in-store collection points.

Our next club 200 draw is now underway. The first draw will be held in August and every first Tuesday of each month for the rest of the year. To enter for the draw, contact your seller or any club officer, €10 per month or €100 per year. There is also a payment of €50 can be paid in two instalments

Naomh Conaill will play St Eunans in the Michael Murphy sports championship round 3 on Sunday 27th August in Letterkenny, Reserve 12:30pm Senior 2pm

Get kitted out in Naomh Conaill colours this Championship online at http://www.allsportstore.com/en/Club-Shops/c-272.aspx?CategoryIDs=465 and https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/naomh-conaill.html.

New Naomh Conaill Gloves are now on sale in the Inniskeel Co-op Glenties.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 16th August 2017

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto; the numbers drawn out were 1-10-14-17 and the 2x€50 went to Calum Mc Loone + Joe, Narin Rd and Paddy Boyle, Stracastle. Next week’s Jackpot will be €4,900.

SuperValu in Ballybofey have given a box for Naomh Conaill GAA club. They are sponsoring first touch balls and through the initiative, SuperValu customers will receive ‘#BehindTheBall’ tokens, which they can then use to allocate to our local GAA club at the in-store collection points.

Our next club 200 draw is now underway. The first draw will be held in August and every first Tuesday of each month for the rest of the year. To enter for the draw, contact your seller or any club officer, €10 per month or €100 per year. There is also a payment of €50 can be paid in two installments

Naomh Conaill are having a general clean-up day in and around the football field grounds next Saturday 19th August meeting @10am. Asking if anyone is available to please come and help out.

Naomh Conaill will play Four Masters in the Michael Murphy sports championship round 2 on Sunday 20th August in Glenties Reserve 4pm Senior 5:30pm

Get kitted out in Naomh Conaill colours this Championship online at http://www.allsportstore.com/en/Club-Shops/c-272.aspx?CategoryIDs=465 and https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/naomh-conaill.html

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 1st August 2017

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto; the numbers drawn out were 7-14-15-23 and the 2x€50 went to Peter Duffy, Mennacarn and Katie Doherty, Stranaglough. Next week’s Jackpot will be €3,700.

SuperValu in Ballybofey have given a box for Naomh Conaill GAA club. They are sponsoring first touch balls and through the initiative, SuperValu customers will receive ‘#BehindTheBall’ tokens, which they can then use to allocate to our local GAA club at the in-store collection points.

Our next club 200 draw is now underway. The first draw will be held in August and every first Tuesday of each month for the rest of the year. To enter for the draw, contact your seller or any club officer, €10 per month or €100 per year. There is also a payment of €50 can be paid in two instalments

Naomh Conaill minors will face An Clochán Liath this Wednesday 26th July at 7pm in Dungloe in the County Minor Championship group stage. The second group game will be on Wednesday 2nd August at 7pm in Glenties against Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon, The last group game Naomh Conaill will face Chill Cartha on Wednesday 15th August at 7pm in Glenties. Good luck to all the team and management involved.

Naomh Conaill will play Four Masters in the Michael Murphy sports championship round 2 on Sunday 20th August in Glenties and round 3 against St Eunans on Sunday 27th in Letterkenny.

Get kitted out in Naomh Conaill colours this Championship online at
http://www.allsportstore.com/en/Club-Shops/c-272.aspx?CategoryIDs=465
and
https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/naomh-conaill.html