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Glenties Notes 6th February 2013

Naomh Conaill Table Quiz:
A Table quiz will take place to morrow, Friday 7th February, in Kennedy’s Bar at 9.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come along to make up a team of 4 and enjoy a great night’s entertainment. Entry is € 20 per team. Come out and support your local club.

Confirmation:
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties, on Sunday18th May at 11.00 a.m.

First Holy Communion:
Children from St. Riaghan’s Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will receive their First Holy Communion at 11.00 a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 24th May.

Glenties Tidy Towns:
Glenties Tidy Towns are compiling a local information brochure for 2014. All organisations, groups, businesses, and anyone with any local knowledge, is asked to forward their information to Glenties Tidy Towns by email – glentiestidytown@gmail.com; or by dropping it into the Community Centre office on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. All information needs to be submitted by 28th February.

Community “Text Alert” Information Evening:
An Garda Síochána will host an Information Evening for Community Alert and Neighborhood Watch Groups in The Nesbit Arms Hotel, Ardara, on Wednesday 12th February at 8 p.m

Cardiac Screening Unit:
The Naomh Conaill GAA club is organizing for the mobile cardiac screening unit to visit the club again (depending on numbers). The unit was last here in 2011 and it is recommended that screening be carried out every 2/3 years. The screening is open to both males and females between the ages of 14 and 35 years at a cost of € 45; and is open to club members and non members alike. If you are interested in taking part in this screening, please contact Rosaleen 087 623 5023 or Muriel 087 648 5725.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 26th January were – € 25 Winners – Philomena McCaillig and Mary Furey; € 35 Winners – Bridie Melly, May Kennedy and Dim Melly; € 50 Winners – Isobel McLoone, Bernadette Gallagher, Breege Roarty, Auveen Gallagher, Denise Maguire, Bernie Martin, Mary Ellen Bonner, Mary Mc Dermot Barbara Bonner and Patsy McDyre; € 60 Winner – Marian Ward; € 100 Winners – Rosemarie Whelan, Dim Melly, Frankie Gallagher, Donal Brennan, Nancy Dorrian, Faye Moore, Sarah Gallagher and Breege Brennan; € 300 Winner – Eileen Gallagher.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line is € 50, every house is €100. Jackpot if not won will be €1400 on 45 numbers or less on 11/02/2014, if not won on the night €300 will be paid out. In house draws.

Bowls in the Community Centre every Monday at 8 p.m.

Tai chi in the Community Centre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Drama for children from 4.15 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday evening.

Snooker room is open from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. every evening and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Bookings for the Community Centre contact 087 2679321.

Positions Available:
There are still positions available on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C.E. scheme. D.S.P. criteria apply. For more information contact 087 9695053.

Landscape Character Assessment – Donegal County Council:
Councillor Terence Slowey would like to inform all landowners and any interested parties that the Central Planning Unit of Donegal County Council is carrying out its first Landscape Charter Assessment. This involves identifying and mapping unique areas within the County, almost like a jigsaw. To do this the Council will be looking at the landscape, seascape, historic landscape and townscapes. Everyone knows the landscape in their own area and at this initial stage the Assessment is to know what the general public consider their landscape to be.

Definition of Landscape
The European Landscape Convention defines landscape as ‘an area, as perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors’. A landscape consists of all the visible features of an area of land, both natural and artificial such as trees, mountains, rivers, buildings and roads. Landscape is more than just a beautiful view or an area of outstanding natural beauty, it is all landscapes including spoiled areas and ordinary landscapes, a rural area or an urban area.

What do you think about your landscape? What do you think about your landscape? How do you define the boundaries of your area? What elements or features of interest make your area distinctive? What do local people call your area? (e.g. townlands, parish other). How do you think the landscape should be developed? What is your favourite landscape? What is your least favourite landscape? What landscape do you associate with Donegal? How do you define the boundaries of your area?

Cllr Slowey outlines the way that all land owners or interested parties can get involved.
Upload a description/photo about your landscape to the Council online http://arc.donegal.ie/flexviewers/thedonegallandscape

Attend one of the drop-in events in February 2014 and talk to us in person (dates to be confirmed via Facebook or twitter) Contact the Central Planning Unit, Central Planning Unit, County House, Lifford, County Donegal. Tel: 074 9153900

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Glenties Notes 18th December 2013

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations and Best Wishes to Karen Mc Devitt, Tullyard, Glenties and Joe Blee, Derry who were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 30th November 2013.

The Late Eithne Ward:
The death took place at her home, on Wednesday 4th December 2013, of Eithne Ward, Mullantyboyle, Glenties. Her Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by a friend of the family. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Eithne is survived by her husband, Liam, sons, John and his wife, England, Derek and his wife Marita, Mullantyboyle, siblings, Eamonn, Sean, Patsy, Noreen and Marion, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Harry and Brenda Reid, Tullyard Road, Glenties on the deaths recently of a niece and nephew. Brenda’s nephew, Eoin Fennessy, and Harry’s niece, Tracy Deane were buried last week.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the husband, relatives, friends and colleagues of Aileen Buckley (nee Dowling) who died last week in Letterkenny Hospital. Miss Dowling was a very popular teacher in St. Columba’s Comprehensive School for a number of years. She was buried in Fermoy, Co. Cork on Monday 9th December 2013.

Bingo:
Bingo Winners on Tuesday 10th December in The Community Centre, Glenties were – €25 Winners – Mary Furey and Bridie Doherty; €50 Winners – Rose Boyle, Patrick Sweeney, Kathleen McCabe, Marion Ward, Bernadette Gallagher, Marion Byrne, Sarah Gallagher, Emer Doherty, Amanda McDyre and Nancy Gill; .€60 Winner – Theresa McKelvey; €100 Winners – James Deane, Conor O’Donnell, Bridie Boyle, Theresa Molloy, Maura Hegarty, Emer Doherty, Margaret Gallagher, Fiona Boyle, Mary Ellen Bonner, Bernadette McDyre; .€150 Winners Mrs. Doherty and Patricia Gallagher.

Christmas Confessions:
Christmas Confessions in Glenties are on, this evening, Thursday 19th December at 8 p.m. and in Ardara at 8 p.m. tomorrow Friday 20th December at 8 p.m.

Christmas Masses:
On Christmas Eve Mass is at 9 p.m. in St Connell’s Church, Glenties and 7 p.m. in The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh. On Christmas Day Masses are at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. in Glenties and 12 mid-day in Edeninfagh.

Church Gate Collection:
Saint Vincent de Paul Christmas Church Gate Collection taken up recently in Edeninfagh amounted to € 95. Thank you to everyone who made a donation.

Parish Carol Service:
As a Preparation for Christmas, an Ecumenical Carol Service in which we will be joined by the Rev. John Deane, and his Church of Ireland Congregation, will beheld in St.Connell’s Church, Glenties, on Sunday 22nd December at 7.00 p.m. Everyone is Most Welcome.

Care of the Aged Collection:
The Glenties Community Care of the Aged Committee will hold their Annual Christmas Church Gate Collection at all Masses next weekend ~ Saturday – 21st and Sunday – 22nd December. (Please note the change in date). The proceeds of this collection will go to the running cost of our Day Centre.

Glenties St.Vincent de Paul Collection:
The Glenties St.Vincent de Paul Conference Church Gate Collection amounted to a total of €1,540 (including € 95 in Edeninfagh.) “The Conference wishes to Thank Everyone that contributed and also those that gave a donation throughout the year.”

Ionad Pobail agus Sport – The Gym at Scoil Mhuire:
The Church Gate Collection taken up recently amounted to € 680 The Committee would like to thank everyone, who made a donation and a special thanks to all those who helped with the collection.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre on Christmas Day instead of Christmas Eve at 7pm. Every line is €50, every house is €100. Jackpot if not won will be €9500 on Christmas Day, if not won on the night €300 will be paid out. Spot prizes will be given out on the night. In house draws. Bingo will be on New Years Eve at 7pm also, with more spot prizes given out.

Snooker room is open from 4pm – 10pm every evening.

Bookings for the Community Centre contact 087 2679321.

Positions Available:
There are still positions available on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C.E. scheme. D.S.P. criteria apply. For more information contact 087 9695053.

Happy Christmas:
The Community Centre Committee and staff would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we would like to thank them for their continuous support.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 17th December 2013

Sincere sympathy is extended to Frank, and Teresa Mc Donnell and family, Glen Road, Glenties, on the sad passing of their young son, Shane, from everyone at Naomh Conaill. The family have a long association with the club, and daughter Aoife, captained the Donegal ladies county team, for the last few years. Shane was a quiet young man, who was going well working on a local Fas scheme, and the community was saddened and shocked, to hear of his sad passing.

Things are quiet on the football scene at the moment with very little happening, but the new year will change all that when things get into full swing again.

There was no winner in the club Lotto, 50 Euro was won by Liz Buckley, Fintown, and Mary Ward, Glassagh, Cloghan.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 10th December 2013

The Naomh Conaill GAA Club held it’s AGM in the Community Centre on Sat. 7th December. The meeting was very well attended and things proceeded swiftly, with all posts being filled at the first time of asking, except for Oifige Na Gaelige, where the outgoing officer, Crona Regan, was absent, and will be asked to fill the post again.

The club has a new chairman for the coming year with outgoing chairman, Peter Mc Kelvey having completed his three year term, and now hands over the reins to incoming chairman, Daniel Mc Geehan. Former Donegal, and Naomh Conaill goalkeeper, Danny has just completed 4 years as chairman of Buncrana Credit Union, so he is no stranger to what’s needed at the top table.

Before completing his term, Peter read out a letter from Pat Eamonn Boyle, requesting he be considered for the post of Club President, having served Naomh Conaill, as a player, and in all other club officer positions during the last 40 years.
Outgoing President Leo Mc Loone, senior, very graciously stepped aside and allowed Pat to take over for the coming few years. Other posts filled are as follows;
Vice Chairman – Martin Smith
Secretary – Vincent Cranley.
Asst Secretary – Carol Gibbons
Joint Treasurers – Patrick Mc Guigan, and Patsy Furey.
PRO – Michael Jack O Donnell.
Asst PRO – Paul Mc Guigan.
Registrar – Murial Hegarty.
Children’s Officer – David Kelch.
Players Representative – Brendan Mc Dyre.
Coaching Officer – Martin Regan.
Executive Members – Numerous.

A comprehensive written financial report was available for everyone on entering the meeting, showing that the club is on solid ground, and moving forward in very safe hands. Great credit is due to the all concerned for their great efforts.
The secretary’s report was also very comprehensive, detailed, and available to all.

With a hard working board, and excutive in place, Naomh Conaill are in position to move forward confidently, both on and off the field in the coming years.

A motion for a strict code of conduct for all club members, was passed unanimously, and will be strictly adhered to in the coming year, setting good example for the younger generation to follow. Another motion to appoint a separate asst Secretary to the club Secretary, leaving the Minor Board Secretary to concentrate on Minor Board matters, and also the appointment of a Club Development Officer, to lead a strategic plan for the future development of Naomh Conaill.

These two motions will be decided at the 1st Executive meeting.

A third motion unanimously carried was that a 2 Euro weekly charge per player attending training be applied across the board, from U8, through to seniors, male and female, to alleviate the transport costs, and the financial running of the club. This would be capped at 4 Euro per week per household. The bus levy of 2 Euros is disbanded.

Membership is now due for the coming year, and is set at Euros 40 for adults, and Euros 20 for children.

The Ladies Board held their AGM on Sat. also with the following officers being elected
Chairman – Hughie Molloy.
Secretary – Arlene Gallagher.
Treasurer TBA.
PRO – Denise Campbell.
Registrar – Fiona Molloy.

Managers.
Senior and Minor – Hughie Molloy.
U16 – Seamus Campbell.
U12 – U13 and U14 – Sean Connaughton.

Minor Board AGM.
The minor board held their AGM, and the following officers were appointed;
Chairman – Martin Smith
Secretary – Carol Gibbons
U8 Manager – Pat Ward
U10 – Martin Doherty.
U12 – Martin Smith and James Plumber Boyle.
U14 – Terence Gallagher, and Connie Doherty,
U18 – Damian Craig.

The Lord Mayor campaign, sponsored by Tazetta Mink Farm, came to a fitting finale at a function in Keeney’s Bar also on Sat. night, with Danny Mc Geehan, getting his feet wet right away, acting as MC on the night. The four canditates, Eileen Gallagher, Brian Boyle, Philip Phildy Gallagher, and James Gallagher, were highly commended for their trojan efforts, fund raising for Naomh Conaill, and the Glenties Action Group.

At the end, there was one man standing, the man who has held the position proudly for the last 7 years, James Gallagher, as the results of a closely contested race were announced. Great credit to all four for their wonderful efforts, providing the locals with some great entertainment, over the last few months.

James was presented with a cloak, and chain, by Sven Sjoholm, and his sister, Louise Byrne, of Tazetta Mink Farm, Glenties, and the club are very grateful to them for their sponsorship.

A heartfelt thank you to all who helped the club in any way, from the tea ladies, the very generous sponsors, the supporters, team managers, and anyone else who gave their time, helping to drive the club forward, and provide a platform for the young boys, and girls, coming through the ranks in future years. As in all parishes throughout the land, the local GAA club is the fulchrum of the local community, and helps mould the character of our youngsters for life’s obstacles.

Wishing everyone all the best for the year ahead, both on and off the playing field.

Glenties Notes 5th December 2013

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Madge Gallagher, Station Road, Glenties, who died on Monday 25th November 2013.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Christine Boyle, Highlands Hotel and Anne Marie O’ Donnell, Stranaglough, Glenties on the death on Monday 25th November 2013 of their father, also to all other relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mary Melly, Main St. Glenties on the death on Wednesday 27th November 2013 of her husband, John Joe; also to all other relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mary O’Donnell, Gortnasillagh, Glenties, on the death, which took place in England, on Thursday 28th November 2013 of her sister, Annie O’Donnell (formerly Mc Glynn, Ard Patrick, Glenties); also to Annie’s family, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Danny Mc Gill, Glen Road, Glenties on the death of his brother, Denis Mc Gill, Common, Ardara, who was buried in Ardara on Friday last.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Nora Lassus, Tullyard Road, Glenties on the death of her uncle, Peter Mc Dougall in Scotland; also to all other relatives and friends.

S.V.P. Annual Christmas Church Gate Collection:
The S.V.P. Annual Church Gate Collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend, 7th and 8th December; please support this worthy cause.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 26th November were – €20 winners – Kathleen Boyle, Anthony Burke and Maureen Gildea; €50 Winners – Sandra Moore, Rose McGroarty, Bridie Boyle, Margaret Doherty, Annie Boyle, Sadie Sweeney, Anne Byrne, Neilie Bonner, Mary Gazley, Willie McHugh, Pauline McGeehan and Margaret Murray; €60 Winner – Anne Quinn; €100 Winners – Marion Doherty, Edel Dunleavy, Mary Ellen Green, Gracie Hart and Teresa McBrearty; €300 Winner – Bridie Doherty.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9pm. Every line is €50, every house is €100. Jackpot if not won, will be €9300 on the 10/12/2013, if not won on the night €300 will be paid out. In house draws

Bingo will be on Christmas Day at 7pm this year instead of Christmas Eve.

Bowls in the Centre every Monday night at 8pm.

Helen O’Grady Academy Drama classes for children is on every Thursday evening from 5pm. Snooker room is open from 4pm – 10pm every evening. Bookings for the Community Centre contact 0872679321. There are still positions available on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C.E. scheme. D.S.P. criteria apply. For more information contact 0879695053.

Calling All Walkers:
Group walk every night at 7.00 p.m. from the Community Centre; everyone is welcome. Come along and lose some pounds before Christmas.

Naomh Conaill Club Notes 27th November 2013

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 8,10,16 and 30. Two prizes of €50 went to Annette Breslin The Glen and Eileen Gallagher Main Street. Next weeks jackpot is €4,900.

The minor boards AGM takes place this Friday 29th November in the clubhouse at 8pm.

The clubs AGM will take place on Friday 6th December at 7.30pm. Nomination and motion forms are available from the Inniskeel Co-op. All filled in forms must be returned by Monday 2nd December to the clubs secretary Vincent Cranley.

A full range of Naomh Conaill merchandise is for sale in the Inniskeel Co-op and in Maxwells Ballinamore. Naomh Conaill merchandise gift vouchers now are available in the Inniskeel Co-op.

The club held a very successful Strictly come jiving in the Highlands Hotel last Saturday. Thanks to all our sponsors , the dancers who provided great entertainment on the night, Shauna and David for teaching them, Maria and David our two fabulous MC’s and to all the backroom team who helped bring it all together – your help was very much appreciated. Congratulations to Carol and Gerry who were crowned the winners.

Glenties Notes 22nd November 2013

New Arrivals:
Congratulations to Maria and Richie Quigley, Stone Park, Glenties on the birth recently of their baby girl.

Congratulations to Ann and Thomas Donoghue, Narin Road, Glenties on the birth on Friday 15th November 2013 of their first child, a baby girl.

Thanks:
The Friends of Letterkenny Hospital Church Gate Collection taken up recently in Glenties, amounted to € 641.50. Thanks to all those who contributed.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Fanny Billingsley, Mullantyboyle and formerly of Letterilly, Glenties, who died recently.

Bingo:
Bingo Winners 12/11/2013 in Community Centre, Glenties were – €25 winners – Margaret Gallagher and Eileen Gallagher; €35 winners – Kay Mc Geehan, Mary Gallagher and Brenda Reid; €50 winners – Jamsie Byrne, Rosaleen Gallagher, Kathleen Gallagher, Bried Coyle, Majella Boyle, Mary Kennedy, Nora Mc Hugh, Pat Sweeney, Willie Mc Nelis, Barbara Bonner, Liz Buckley, Kathleen Geasley and Mary Gallagher €100 winners – Emma Sweeney, Annie Deane, Rose Boyle, Majella Boyle, Winnie Long, Bernadette Gallagher and Edel Dooley €300 winner – Fay Moore.

Self-Help for Africa Collection:
The ‘Self-Help for Africa Church Gate Collection’, taken up recently in Glenties, amounted to €606.53. Thanks for your generosity to this worthy cause.

Church Gate Collection:
Glenties National School GYM ~ the Church Gate Collection next weekend Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November will be go towards the funding of the Gym at Scoil Mhuire. The Committee appeals for your generous support “The Future of The Gym is in Your Hands”.

Glenties Community Alert:
Our Annual Collection taken up at Glenties and Edeninfagh Churches last weekend amounted to € 600.00. Thank you for your generous support; Glenties Community Alert is in operation for over 20 years and has 55 monitored alarms installed in houses in our community, with more pending funding. If anyone wishes to apply for a monitored alarm we can be contacted at 0749551766 or the local Garda Station.

Collection Envelopes:
Your Help would be appreciated in helping us to compile the 2014 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 name and address in the Sacristy after any of The Masses, or telephone the Parochial House 0749551117. Thank You.

Glenties Parish Social:
The Christmas Parish Social will take place on Sunday 1st December in the Highlands Hotel, commencing at 3.00 p.m. with Mass; and a warm welcome is extended to all our Senior Citizens. The Committee will appreciate any Donations or Raffle Prizes towards the running costs of the event.

Athletics Club:
An information evening will be held in St. Columba’s Comprehensive School on Tuesday 19th November at 8 p.m. to inform parents of the upcoming launch of an athletics centre for the local area. This athletics centre will be opened to all individuals 8 years and over. Trial sessions will also commence on 26th November at the Comprehensive School Gym at 6.30 p.m for anyone interested in taking part. Everyone is welcome.

Johnny Boyle Water Colours Art Class:
Johnny Boyle Water Colours Art Class in the Highlands Hotel, beginning Tuesday 19th November at 8 p.m. For more details contact the Hotel 0749551111.

Collection:
The Church Gate Collection for the Dungloe Branch of the Mental Health Association taken up recently in Glenties amounted to € 618.18 Thank you to everyone for your generosity.

Glenties Knitters:
Glenties Knitters meet on Thursday mornings at 11.00 a.m. in the Highlands Hotel to learn and share the skills of knitting and crochet or come along just to chat and have a cup of tea or coffee.

Glenties Annual Christmas Market:
Glenties Annual Christmas Market and Craft Fair takes place on Sunday 15th December in The Highlands Hotel, Glenties from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For details and Table Bookings contact Adele on 074 0551457.

Leo’s BBQ:
The McLoone Family, Leo’s Bar, Glenties would like to thank everyone for their kindness and support of the BBQ, which was held in aid of Letterkenny Hospital. A cheque for € 1,400 will be handed over this week. Thanks again for your help and support.

Naomh Conaill Club Notes 19th November 2013

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 6, 12, 14 and 20. Two prizes of €50 went to Ann Mc Dyer Maas and John Rodgers Derries. Next weeks jackpot is €4,800.

The reserve team are away to Killybegs this Saturday 23rd at 2pm.

The clubs Strictly Come Jiving takes place this Saturday night in the Highlands Hotel. Tickets are €15 and are for sale in the Highlands Hotel, The Inniskeel Co-Op, Maxwells Ballinamore or from any of the dancers taking part.

A full range of club merchandise is now for sale in the Inniskeel Co-Op and in Maxwells Ballinamore. Naomh Conaill merchandise gift vouchers are now available in the Inniskeel Co-Op.

The clubs minor board AGM will take place on Friday 29th November at 8pm in the Clubhouse.

The clubs AGM will take place on Friday 6th December at 7.30pm.

The club is holding a club forum this Sunday 24th November at 5pm in the clubhouse. All club members is invited to attend.

Congratulations to the Donegal vocational team especially Seosamh Mc Kelvey- manager and players Kevin Mc Gettigan and Ethan O’Donnell who are through to the Ulster final.

Glenties Notes 15th November 2013

Christmas Day Bingo:
Bingo will be on Christmas Day at the earlier time of 7p.m. instead of on Christmas Eve this year in the Glenties Community Centre.

Bingo:
Bingo winners 5/11/2013 in Glenties Community Centre – were € 20 winners – Renee McGill, Margaret Gallagher and Mary Duffy; € 25 Winners – Irene Langan, Sean Gallagher, Breid Boyle, Yvonne Doherty, Marian Ward, Nancy Dorrian, Aoife McCardle, Bridie Doherty and Lisa Coughlan; € 40 winner – Mary Geasley; € 50 winners – Imelda Gallagher, Patsy Martin Breege Roarty, Ann McDyre, Emer O’Donnell, Sarah McDyre, Bernadette Gallagher and Marie Boyle;. €100 winners – Brown Kid, Kathleen Boyle, Eoghan Harkin, Rose McGroarty, Anthony Burke and Anne Furey; €300 Winner -Rosaleen Melly.

Bingo Winners on 29/10/2013 were – €20 winners – Patrick Gallagher, Breege Boyle and Joan Rodgers; €25 winners – Ann Kennedy, Nora Gallagher, Charlie McGlynn and Patsy McDyre; €50 winners – Fiona Gallagher, Sally McHugh, Kay McGeehan, Maura Kilbane, Anne Quinn, Gerry Doherty, Joan Rodgers, Margaret Brennan, Isobel McLoone and Anne Kennedy; .€100 winners – Amanda ‘Connor, Gerry Doherty, Rose McGroarty, Joan Rodgers, Bernadette Gallagher, Bean Boyle, Lisa Coughlan, Sarah Gill, Rose McFadden; €300 winner – Christine McCool.

Graduation:
Congratulations to Liam Martin, Glenties, on his graduation at Athlone Institute of Technology with First Class Honours in Business. Liam is a son of Patsy and Bernie Martin, Church Road, Glenties and is a past pupil of Scoil Mhuire and St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Peter Mc Mahon, Fintown, who died recently.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife, family, relatives and friends of Pat Molloy, Mill Road, Glenties, who died on Tuesday 5th November and was buried on Thursday.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Marina Mc Ghee, Kentucky, Ardara, (formerly Gildea of Mill Road, Glenties) who died on Saturday 9th November 2013 and was buried in Ardara on Monday.

World Remembrance Day for Victims of Road Traffic Accidents:
The 11 a.m. Mass on Next Sunday -17th November will be celebrated for this intention. If you would like to have a friend or relative remembered at this Mass, please telephone Anne Mannering 089 974 6050.

Confirmation:
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 18th May 2014 at 11 a.m.

Trocaire Syria Appeal:
The numbers are staggering 8.4 million people in urgent need of vital humanitarian aid; 5.8 million people forced to abandon their homes; 1.8 million people seeking shelter in neighbouring countries. Behind each of those figures are real people, people who have lost everything and urgently need your help. Trócaire is helping to bring vital aid to the people who need it most. We are working with local partners to provide food, shelter, clean water, and other basic needs for women, children, and men, forced to flee their homes. Already, over 255, 855 Syrian refugees have benefited from our support; but this crisis is deteriorating so rapidly that we are appealing for you to help us reach even more people.100% of every donation received to our Syria emergency appeal will go directly to our response to this devastating crisis. ”A Special Collection for Trócaire’s Syria Appeal will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line is €50, every house is €100. Jackpot if not won, will be €9000 on the 19/11/2013, if not won on the night €300, will be paid out. In house draws. Bingo will be on Christmas Day this year instead of Christmas Eve.

Bowls: Bowls in the Centre every Monday night at 8 p.m.
Tai Chi: Tai Chi is on in the centre on Wednesday night at 8pm.
Drama Classes for children: Helen O’Grady Academy Drama classes for children are on every Thursday evening from 5 p.m.
Snooker: Snooker room is open from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. every evening. Bookings for the Community Centre contact 087 2679321.

Positions Available:
There are still positions available on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C.E. scheme. D.S.P. criteria apply. For more information contact 087 9695053.

Parish Social:
The Glenties Parish Social will take place on Sunday 1st December in the Highlands Hotel, commencing at 3 p.m. with Mass. A warm welcome is extended to all our Senior Citizens. The Committee would appreciate any Donations or Raffle Prizes towards the running costs of the event.

Naomh Connaill C.L.G.:
The Club’s “Strictly Come Jiving” will take place on Saturday 23rd November in the Highlands Hotel at 8 p.m. Tickets, priced €15, are now on sale from the Highlands Hotel, The Inniskeel Co-Op, Maxwell’s, Ballinamore and from any of the dancers.

Cake Sale:
Glenties Day Care Centre will hold a Cake and Craft Sale in The Community Centre next Sunday 17th November after 11a.m. Mass. Please support this worthy cause.

Naomh Conaill Club Notes 15th November 2013

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 4,15,27 and 28. Two prizes of €50 went to Isabella Mc Loone Mill Road and Fiona Boyle Main Street. Next weeks jackpot is €4,700.

The U16’s were beaten in the county semi final by St Eunans. Naomh Conaill 0-06 5-11 St Eunans.

Commiserations to the U21 team who were beaten in the county final by Kilcar. Naomh Conaill 1-08 1-10 Kilcar.

The club’s Strictly Come Jiving will take place on Saturday 23rd November in the Highlands Hotel. Tickets are €15 and are for sale in the Highlands Hotel, The Co-Op, Maxwells Ballinamore or from any of the dancers taking part.

A full range of Naomh Conaill merchandise is for sale in the Inniskeel Co-op and in Maxwells Ballinamore. Naomh Conaill merchandise gift vouchers are now available from the Inniskeel Co-op.

The clubs AGM will take place on Friday 6th December at 7.30pm.

Could everyone with sets of Naomh Conaill jerseys please return them to Muriel Hegarty.