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Glenties Notes 4th February 2015

Glenties Community Action Group:
Glenties Community Action Group will hold its AGM in the Market Hall on Monday 16th February at 8 p.m. This is an important meeting, a chance for new faces to have their say and an input into how we can make Glenties a better place. There will be suggestion boxes in the Co-op, The Paper Stop and the Post Office where you can drop in your ideas or thoughts or you can leave suggestions on the Facebook page or e-mail rgmquigley1701@gmail.com

Edeninfagh N.S.:
Enrolment forms are now available at the school for 2015 / 2016 school year. For further details ring the school on 9551663.

Caretaker for schools:
A Caretaker is required based in EdeninfaghN.S. – shared with St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh. Position is part-time- 15 hours per week during school term time only. Applications in writing with CV should be forwarded to: Principal, Edeninfagh N.S. Edeninfagh, Glenties, to arrive no later than Monday 9th February 2015. Short listing may apply.

Kilkenny N.S.:
Enrolment Forms for September 2015 are available at the school. Tel 9544270

Dinner Dance:
Valentine’s Night Gala Dinner & Dance will be held in the Highlands Hotel on Saturday 14th February. Dinner at 8 p.m. sharp. Music by Street Life. Tickets €35. Champagne Reception at 7.30 p.m. on arrival. Proceeds in aid of Glenties Day Care Centre.

Clothing Collection For Refugees:
You are asked to bring any spare clothes, shoes, belts, handbags to the Community Centre, Glenties next Sunday 8th February between 11a.m. and 1 p.m. All funds raised in this county-wide Clothing Collection will go to “Homes from Donegal”, a charity building homes in the Central African Republic for some of the one million refugees displaced by war there. See homesfromdonegal.com for more details

Glenties Day Centre:
We would like to invite new members to join us at the Glenties Day Care Centre. The Centre is a social Centre for the elderly in Glenties and surrounding area, opened three days a week, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We provide a good social environment, an opportunity to make new friends and catch up with neighbours. Transport is available, but members may use their own mode of transport, as the Centre is flexible. For further information call Fiona on 9551766.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Vera Breslin, Ard Patrick, Glenties on the death in Letterkenny Hospital, after an illness, on Wednesday 28th January 2015 of her youngest son, Laurence, Mountcharles; also to his wife Louise, brothers, Martin and Pascal, sister, Fiona, nephews, nieces, in-laws and all other relatives and friends.

The Late Bried Duffy:
The death took place in Arch View Nursing Home on Friday 30th January 2015 of Bried Duffy (nee Gallagher), Glenties. Requiem Mass was celebrated in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties by Fr. Pat Prendergast on Sunday at 11 a.m. Burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard. Bried is survived by three sisters, Mary Melly, Anna Mc Dyre and Celine Carr, one brother, Bernie Gallagher, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband, Packie, a native of Lettermacaward, predeceased her fourteen years ago.

Bingo Winners:
€25 Winners – Ownie Mc Menamin, Amanda O’ Connell, Sandra Moore, Maggie Bonner, Eileen Gallagher and Bridie Doherty; € 30 Winners – Pauline Mc Geehan, Brown Kid; € 50 Winners – Rosemarie Whelan, Mary Doherty, Michael Langan, Cathy Connell, Margaret Murray, Pauline Mc Geehan, Willie Mc Neilis and Liz Buckley, €100 Winners – Terence Breslin, Anna Mc Dyre, Amanda O’ Connell, Kathleen Boyle, Bella Boyle, Breid Gallagher, Sally Mc Hugh, Mary Mc Geehan, Patricia Molloy and Carmel Fitzpatrick; €300 Winner – Anne Timoney.

Glenties Notes 23rd January 2013

The Late Eddie Mc Dyre:
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital of Eddie Mc Dyre, Derries, Glenties, on Monday 7th January 2013. His Remains were brought to his home on Tuesday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr. Gerard Cunningham, Fintown. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by John F. O’ Donnell. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Eddie is survived by one brother, Hugo, Main Street, Glenties and one sister Kitty Mooney, Doohill, Ardara, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Four brothers, Tommy, Barney, Dan and P. J. predeceased him.

The Late Mary (Mick) Gallagher:
The death took place at her home on Thursday 17th January 2013 of Mary Gallagher, Glen Road, Glenties, (better known as Mary Mick). Her Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday morning. Requiem Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. Denis Quinn and Fr. Adrian Gavigan. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. A Reflection was read by her daughter Maria. Music and singing was by John F. O’ Donnell, Denise Boyle and family members and friends. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Mary is survived by daughters, Carmel, Catriona and Maria, sons, Seamus, Carl, Sean and Michael, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband James predeceased her ten years ago. Three brothers, Packie, John and Michael and one sister, Madge, also predeceased her.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Sarah Gallagher, Ard Patrick, Glenties on the death of her brother, Paddy Cannon, which took place last Friday in Michigan, U.S.A.; also to his niece, Marie Mc Loone, Station Road, Glenties, sister-in-law Lil Cannon, Narin Road and all the relatives and friends.

Christmas Crib:
The Christmas Crib Collection in Glenties, with all proceeds going to Maria Rafferty’s work in Ethiopia amounted to € 730.00.

The Christmas Crib Collection in Edeninfagh, with all proceeds going to Maria Rafferty’s work in Ethiopia amounted to € 95.00. Thank you for your contributions.

Operation Transformation:
A six week Operation Transformation will commence on Wednesday 23rd January at 7 p.m. sharp in The Community Centre, Glenties. Registration is € 5; followed by a weigh – in, talk, and then a walk. There will be a walk every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. for six weeks, and a walk every Saturday morning at 12 noon for five weeks. This is to try and promote a healthier and more active life style; “So get up from that couch and join us in a walk. All are welcome to come along.

A. G. M.
Glenties Community Action Group A. G. M. will take place at The Community Centre on Wednesday 30th January from 8.30 p.m. All Welcome.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday evening. Every Line is €50, every house is €100. Jackpot will be €4900 on 45 numbers on the 29/01/2013. If not won €300 will be paid out. Bowls is on every Monday night. Tia Ti is on every Wednesday night at 8pm and Drama Classes for children is on every Thursday at 5 pm. To book the Community Centre contact 0872679321.

The community centre will be open from 6pm to 10pm every evening except Tuesday for all ages from 12 years up for to play snooker. Entrance at the side door.

Glenties Notes 24th February 2012

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Glenties
The Glenties Community Action Group is holding a St. Patrick’s Day parade in the town this year on Saturday 17th March. They are also attempting a Guinness Book of Records for the most Leprechauns in one place at one time. They are asking everyone in the community to come out and show your support for your local area for this novel event. If you want to take part you can register on glenties.ie or call in to Anne Bonner, Dressmaker on Main Street. The committee appreciate that these are hard times, especially financially for everyone, therefore they have decided that to minimise costs that they would make the costumes, which will be provided at a cost of € 10. They are also making carnival items for the parade. This is being done daily in the Community Centre from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Anyone interested in helping out please feel free to call in and help. To make the day a success and a great family day, especially for children, they are asking Business people, Clubs, Groups, Schools and Individuals to consider putting a float into the parade.

X-Factor 2012
This Year’s X-Factor takes place in M25 Glenties on Saturday 3rd March at 10 p.m. sharp. The beneficiaries this year are – Donegal Hospice, The Ronald Mc Donald House, (which provides accommodation for the families of seriously ill children, who are hospitalised at Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin) and The Glenties Playground. A great night’s fun is guaranteed with 12 unmissable acts strutting their stuff for charity. Lines are on sale locally at just € 2 per line for a raffle to be held on the night.

Glenties Community Playgroup Ltd.
All Parents are invited to attend the A.G.M. on Thursday 23rd February at 8 p.m. in the Pre-SchoolBuilding. Refreshments will be served.

Dancing At Lughnasa
Glenties Drama Group is in full swing with rehearsals for their upcoming production of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa in Glenties Community Centre on March 2nd, 3rd, 4th. There is great local interest in the play as it reflects Friel’s memories of his childhood visits to his aunts in Glenties. So make it a date for your diary and come and enjoy an evening of live theatre.

Collection
Many thanks to everyone at Glenties and Edeninfagh who contributed to the recent Bluestacks Special Needs Foundation Church Gate Collection. The amount raised was € 675.

Enrolment at Edeninfagh N.S.
Enrolment Forms are now available at the school for the 2012 / 2013 School Year. Further details are available by ringing the school on 9551663.

Glenties Notes 9th February 2012

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 31st January were – John Mc Loone and Anne Davison won € 200 each. Maura Kilbane, Anne Furey, Denise Campbell, Bridget Mc Cabe, Frosses, Bridget Mc Cabe, Frosses, Brenda Reid, Sarah Mc Glynn and L. Doherty won € 100 each. Bridie Boyle, John O’ Donnell, Norah Gallagher, Eileen Maguire, Mary Ward, Fidelma Burke, Annie Deane, Rose Mc Fadden, Paddy Mc Gill, Nan Doherty and B. Fitzpatrick won € 50 each. Emily Thompson won € 40. Paddy Moore, Anne White, Bernadette Gallagher, John O’ Donnell, Teresa Molloy and Shaun Maloney won € 25 each.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Joe Boyle formerly of Glen Road, Glenties who died recently in Canada. Joe was a brother of the late Eugene Boyle, Glen Road.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family and all the relatives and friends of Charlie Deacy, Quay Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo, who died on Thursday 26th January 2012 in CastlebarHospital. Charlie came to Glenties as an Inspector in 1973. He was promoted to Superintendent in 1980 and was transferred to Letterkenny. He returned to Glenties as permanent Superintendent in 1981 where he remained until 1988, when he was transferred to Ballina. He lived on the Ardara Road, Glenties before he built his new home on the Glen Road. He is survived by his wife Maura, three daughters, Evelyn Caroline and Regina and one son, Cathal.

Charity Ceilí
A Charity Ceilí will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 18th March. Dancing is from 9 p.m. – 12. Music is by The Long Note and admission is €10 (including supper). All proceeds will go to – Palliative Care Team, Donegal Hospice

Naomh Conaill C.I.G. Presentation Night
A Hot Buffet and Dance will take place in the Highlands Hotel Glenties on Saturday 18th February at 8 p.m. Music is by ‘Derailed’. Tickets are € 20 and are available in the Paperstop, The Co-op and The Craft Gallery.

Volunteers Wanted
The Glenties Community Action Group is looking for volunteers to help organise events in the town, i.e. St Patrick’s Day Parade, Music Festival etc. Please contact Carmel on 087 9307423.

Collection – Thanks
The Bluestack Special Needs Foundation Church Gate Collection, taken up recently, amounted to € 565 in Glenties and € 110 in Edeninfagh. Thank You to everyone who made a contribution.

Chiropody Clinic
There will be chiropody clinic in the Glenties Day Centre on Monday 13th February. Ring Margaret on 087 1417180 for appointment.

Zumba Fitness Classes in Glenties
Every Tuesday Morning at 10.45 a.m. & Every Wednesday Evening at 7 p.m. in the Community Centre, Glenties. Zumba exercises include music with fast and slow rhythms. The music comes from dance styles including cumbia, salsa, merengue, mambo, flamenco, chachacha & reggaeton. You don’t need a partner or to be a good dancer to Zumba, just follow my simple moves & before you know it, you’ll be getting a great cardio workout in a fun party atmosphere!! Wear runners, comfortable clothes & bring a bottle of water. Dance breakdowns during every class so you can join in at your own pace. Enquiries to; Bridget on 087 913 0558 or on Facebook: Zumbardara.

Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion
The Parish based Programme for First Holy Communion called – “Do This in Memory” will continue Next Sunday – 12th February at 11 a.m. Mass.

Kilkenny National School
Enrolment Forms for the School Year 2012 / 2013 are available at the school now. Telephone 9544270.

St. Riaghan’s N. S. Drimnacrosh
Enrolment Forms are available from the School Office from Monday 6th February until Monday 13th February. Children will be invited to experience School Life at a later date in June.

Scoil Mhuire
Enrolment Day for Scoil Mhuire takes place on Friday 10th February between 1.30 p.m. and 3 .00 p.m. You may bring your child to see his / her new classroom and perhaps meet a few new friends.

Glenties Community T.V. – Regarding Payments
The payment of the € 10 can be made to Martin Breslin, The Craft Gallery on Main Street, Glenties.

Special Olympics
Special Olympics will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February. Special Olympics rely on this collection to help them raise the necessary funds to continue their work with existing athletes.

Art Classes
Johnny Boyle Art Classes have begun again in the Highlands Hotel on Tuesday Nights at 8.00 p.m.

Marie Keating Information Bus Cancellation
Unfortunately the Marie Keating Cancer Information Mobile Unit will NOT be in Ardara on 14th February.

Glenties Notes 3rd February 2012

Bingo
Bingo takes place every Tuesday night in The Community Centre Glenties at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Every Line € 50, every House € 100, Jackpot € 400. Snooker tables open every evening except Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Committee would like to thank everyone for their continued support. Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre on Tuesday 24th January were – Ann Quinn won the Jackpot of € 400. Michael Doherty won € 200. Carmel Fitzgerald and Sarah Mc Glynn won € 150 each. Maura Kilbane, Patricia Molloy, Liz Buckley, Mary Furey and Patsy Mc Dyre won € 100 each. Shaun Maloney, Rosaleen Melly, Mary Kennedy, Ann Cannon, Dympna Morgan, Kathleen Mc Gettigan, Anthony Burke, Mrs Moy, Mary Cafferty, Maggie O’ Donnell, Mary Mc Gill and Margaret Boyle won € 50 each.

Mass in Rossnowlagh
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 7th February and every first Tuesday for Mass in Rossnowlagh. The organisers wish to make an appeal for more people to join them.

Glenties Community T.V.
As a result of storm damage there has been no BBC1, BBC 2 or UTV. In order to get these stations up and running and to repair the damage, members of the committee will be making a collection of € 10 per house. Hopefully this will cover all the costs until the changeover in October 2012. A General Meeting will be held later in the year regarding the changeover.

Christmas Crib Collection – Thanks –“Gratitude from Jimma in Ethiopia”
The people of Jimma are overwhelmed and delighted with the support from the people in Glenties Parish and Community at large. The money from The Crib and from the Charity Shop is sent on a monthly basis to support children, families and old poor people to keep body and soul together. They send back thanks and prayers and blessings in abundance. We are hoping to arrange for a couple to visit our community in the Summer when we can forge closer links with the community in Jimma and hear first hand how our support is so essential to them. We will organise a community event around their visit. In the meantime thank you again for your continued support and if you have unwanted Christmas Gifts or Good Stuff that you no longer need we are very happy to receive same in ‘Shop N Share’. Maria Rafferty and Team.

Doodle 4 Google Competition
Mark O’Donnell, Mill Road, Glenties has been selected as a finalist in the Nationwide Doodle for Google Competition. Mark represents Scoil Mhuire and in order for him to be an overall winner, the public need to vote for him. Voting is easy – follow this link http://www.google.ie/doodle4google/2012/vote.html#d=d3-15 and clink the Vote for this Doodle button. All votes would be really appreciated.

Overall Award for Scoil Mhuire
Congratulations to Scoil Mhuire, Glenties who were the overall winners at the Donegal Sports Awards night in the Silver Tassie, Letterkenny on Friday 27th January. The school had three nominations – Amy Boyle Carr was nominated for Best Sports Girl and John Mc Cann was nominated for Best Sports Teacher. Unfortunately Amy and John were not successful, but the fact that their school got the overall award made up for their disappointment. Well done to all the boys and girls and their teacher, who took part in the Sports Events which gained this honour for the school.

Glenties Community Action Group
The Christmas Church Gate collection for the Glenties Christmas Lights raised € 938.38. A huge thank you to all those who contributed.

Naomh Conaill C.I.G. Presentation Night
A Hot Buffet and Dance will take place in the Highlands Hotel Glenties on Saturday 18th February at 8 p.m. Music is by ‘Derailed’. Tickets are € 20 and are available in the Paperstop, The Co-op and The Craft Gallery.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Glenties Community Action Group are organising a Parade on St. Patrick’s Day. To contribute to the planning of this exciting and fun-filled event, please come along to the Highlands Hotel tomorrow Friday 3rd February at 7 p.m.

All Ireland Champions
Congratulations to the St. Columba’s Comprehensive School., Glenties U – 16C Boys Basketball Team, who won the All Ireland Schools Final in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght last week, when they defeated Colaistí Pobail Setanta from Dublin. Local lad Ethan O’ Donnell was named MVP.

St. Patrick's Day Parade Preparations

Glenties Community Action Group are having a parade on St Patrick’s Day.

To contribute to the planning of this exciting and fun-filled event, please come along to the Highlands Hotel on Friday 3rd February @ 7pm.

Your community needs you !

Glenties Notes 6th August 2011

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 26th July were – Peter Duffy won the Jackpot of € 400. Kathleen Mc Glynn, Glengesh, Susan Gildea, Mary Mc Cready, Laura Gallagher, Theresa Molloy, Fintown, Denise Campbell, Majella Cunningham and Fiona Gallagher won € 100 each. Susan Gildea, Shane Hegarty, Faye Moore, Rose Mc Groarty, Inver, Marian Davison, Rosaleen Melly, Brown Kid, Elish O’ Donnell, Maura Gallagher, Jim Mc Clean, Daniel Burke, Majella Cunningham, Margo Gallagher and James Daniel won € 50 each. Rosemary Whelan won € 40.

Glenties Community Action Group
The Community Action Group is creating a brochure that will publicise Glenties and the surrounding area. The brochure will include a business / services listing. Business and service providers in the Glenties area who wish to be included in the listing should submit their details, including brief information about their business and contact details to – glentiescag@gmail.com or alternatively information can be left with Patricia Boyle in the Highlands Hotel.

Events & Activities Listing
An Events & Activities listing is being compiled for the Glenties area. If you have events / activities taking place during the month of August that you would like to be publicised in this listing, please contact Ann Bonner at 087 6044228 or email bonneraces@eircom.net. Regular activities as well as once-off events are welcome.

Graveyard Mass in Edeninfagh
Next Sunday 7th August Mass will be celebrated in Edeninfagh Graveyard at 3.00 p.m.

Late Connie Mc Grath
The death took place in Killybegs Hospital on Tuesday 26th July 2011 of Connie Mc Grath, Meenahalla, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday morning. Fr. Shane Gallagher C.C. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Kevin Herron and Pat O’ Donnell. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Connie is survived by his wife, Nancy, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Three brothers, Patrick, Eddie and Michael John and one sister, Kathleen Mc Cann predeceased him. He was the last surviving member of the family of Edward and Hannah Mc Grath of Meenahalla, Glenties.

Late Mamie Roarty
The death took place on Tuesday 26th July 2011 in Harbour Lights Nursing Home, after a long illness, of Mamie Roarty, Meenahalla and Church Road, Glenties. Her Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Wednesday evening. Her cousin Fr. John Mc Loone, Frosses celebrated Requiem Mass on Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. Family members did the Readings and Prayers of the Faithful. Psalm was by Mamie’s sister- in-law, Nora Gallagher. Other music and singing was by Kevin Herron and Pat O’ Donnell. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Mamie is survived by her niece and nephew, Ann and Frank O’ Donnell, Ardconnell, cousins, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband James predeceased her sixteen years ago and her only sister Kathleen O’ Donnell died in October 2009.

Foot Health Practitioner
Margaret Connell, Foot health Practitioner will hold a Chiropody Clinic in the Glenties Day Centre on Monday 8th August. To arrange an appointment ring Margaret on 087 1417180.

Glenties Community Action Group Brochure

Glenties Community Action Group are creating a brochure that will publicise Glenties and the surrounding area. The brochure will include information about Glenties, including tourist activities and historical information, and a business/services listing.

Business and service providers in the Glenties area who wish to be included in the business listing should submit their details, including brief information about their business and contact details to: glentiescag@gmail.com or alternatively information can be left with Patricia Boyle in the Highlands Hotel.

Anyone with general information on the Glenties area, that they would like to be considered for inclusion in the brochure can also leave information with the contacts cited above.