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Glenties Notes 27th August 2014

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations and best wishes to Neil Boyle, son of Dee and the late Neil Boyle, Ardconnell, Glenties and Aileen Fitzpatrick, Dublin who were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on 16th August 2014.
Congratulations and best wishes to Jacinta Furey, daughter of Martin and Anne Furey, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties and Noel Gallagher, Aighe, Ardara, who were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 23rd August 2014.

Glenties Community Action Group:
“We wish to remind everyone that The Main Street of Glenties will be closed at certain times during the Harvest Fair Festival. These closures are to facilitate a safe and enjoyable festival for everyone, and are seen as essential to the running and organising of the Fair Day itself, and the weekend festivities. The closures will be a follows; Friday 12th September from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 14th September from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Local access will be maintained for residents and emergency vehicles, but all non essential traffic will be diverted at Maas; Kilraine; Hillhead, Ardara; and at Fintown. We thank you for your co-operation in advance, and look forward to a safe and enjoyable festival.”

St. Connell’s Museum & Heritage Centre Society Limited, Glenties:
St. Connell’s Museum Committee would like to thank all their subscribers for their generous donations to their recent Church Gate Collection, which came to € 540.

Glenties After School Glen Road, Glenties:
There will be an Open Day on Wednesday 3rd September, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. for parents wishing to enrol their child / children for the coming term. The After school’s highly qualified Childcare Team care for children, after school, in a safe, caring, and stimulating environment. For further information contact Bridie 087 757 0857.

Glenties Montessori School:
There are still some places available for Glenties Montessori School Morning and Afternoon Sessions, which are commencing on 1st September. The Montessori School will cater for children from one year old and over. Contact Karen or Shirley for more information 087 3421023.

Tai Chi Qigong Health Exercises with Charles Shovlin:
Classes for adults only will start in Glenties Community Centre on Wednesday 3rd September from 8.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.; contact Charles at 074 9551596 or email

Heritage Week:
As part of the Heritage Week there will be an afternoon of activities in St. Connell’s Museum, Glenties on Saturday 30th August. At two o’clock there will be a talk on the writer John Steven McGroarty, whose mother was from Glenties. This will be followed by an explanation, and demonstration, of home baking. While waiting on the baked products there will be music, spinning and twisting of yarns and ropes, and then the tay

The winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 19 / 08 / 2014 were – € 25 winners – Pauline McGeehan and Anne Melly, € 40 Winner – Anne McGill; € 50 winners – Mary McGettigan, Mary Kennedy, Isobelle McLoone, Carol Sweeney, Anne Furey, Stephen Gallagher, Mary Gazley, Gracie Boyle, Emer Doherty, Nan Doherty, Fiona Boyle and Hugo McDyre. €100 winners – Johnny O’Donnell, Sarah McGlynn, Philomena Mc Callig, Eileen Gallagher, Owen Mc Menamin, Anne McDyre, Nora McHugh, May Kennedy and Emer O’Donnell; .€ 300 Winner – Tara Cunningham.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo is held in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9 p.m.

Snooker room is open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

New CE Scheme:
New CE scheme starts on 22nd September 2014, any one willing to start contact 087 9695053 for more details. FAS criteria apply.

Glenties Notes 3rd April 2013

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 19th March were – € 25 Winners – Kathleen Boyle and Donal Brennan.; € 50 Winners – Anna Cannon, Rosaleen Melly, Yvonne Doherty, Anna Mc Dyre, Kathleen Kenny, Isabelle McLoone, Daithi McGill and Lisa Conlon; € 100 Winners – Bridie Gallagher, Winnie Long, Anne Glynn, Ann Quinn, Josie O’Donnell, Nellie McGuire, Kitty McGlynn, Sinead Burke and Mary Furey; € 500 Winner – Grace O’Hara.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line € 50, every house €100. Jackpot if not won will be € 5,900 on Tuesday 9th April. If not won € 300 will be paid. In-house draws.

Snooker Room opened from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. daily except Tuesday. It closes at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. On Saturday and Sunday – Snooker Room opened from 12.noon to 10 p.m.

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 12th May 2013 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 in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties, at 11.00 a.m. on Saturday 25th May. Children from Edeninfagh N. S. will receive their First Holy Communion in the Church of the Holy Family at 12 Mid-Day Mass on Sunday 26th May.

Glenties Playgroup & After School:
The After School is now taking names for those interested in An Arts & Crafts Session. This will take place every Thursday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Children will be picked up from Scoil Mhuire and provided with a healthy snack on arrival. For further information ring Bridie or Kellie 9551907 or check out their Facebook Page.

Daffodil Day:
“Thank You” to the Volunteers and everyone who supported the collection on the Day. € 2, 019.69 was collected

Chiropody Clinic:
Margaret Connell, Foot Health Practitioner will hold a Chiropody Clinic in Glenties Day Centre on Monday 8th April. To arrange an appointment ring Margaret – 087 -1417180.

Glenties Notes 7th March 2013

Leprechaun World Record on St. Patrick’s Day:
“Glenties will again try to achieve this record. This year “Gathering 2013 “is the theme, and the number of Leprechaun we are looking for. If you need part of a costume, or a full costume, please let us know sizes for adults, and ages for children, by emailing 2013 or calling into Keeney’s Bar or Glenbrook Embroidery, Main Street, or on Full costumes are € 10, part costumes € 5. Those who took part last year and have their costumes will be registering on the day and their registration fee is € 2. Costumes ordered will be given out on the day, and all monies will be collected on the day. A great day is planned, so please come out and support”

Golden Wedding:
Congratulations and best wishes to Micheal and Bridget Byrne, Glen Road, Glenties, who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Tuesday 26th February.

Naomh Conaill Presentation Dinner Dance:
Naomh Conaill Presentation Dinner Dance will take place in the Highlands Hotel on Friday 8th March at 8 p.m. Music by ‘The Gate Crashers’. Jim Mc Guinness and a number of All Ireland Players will be in attendance. Tickets € 30 are available from the Craft Gallery, the Co-op., Highlands Hotel, and Maxwell’s, Ballinamore.

The Late Owenie Gallagher:
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Saturday 23rd February 2013 of Owenie Gallagher, Mully, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home on Sunday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Burial took place in the New Graveyard Glenties. Owenie is survived by one sister, Bridget Sweeney, Letterilly, Glenties, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His brother Johnnie died in August 2011. Four sisters, Mary, Annie, Kitty and Maggie and another brother, Paddy also predeceased him.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Fiona Mc Dwyer, Station Road, Glenties on the death of her father, Michael Carey, Buncrana, which took place on Friday 1st March; also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Josie Gallagher (formerly Mc Elhinney, Glenties) on the death of her husband, James (Daniel) Gallagher, Meenaharry, Ardara, which took place last week; also to all the relatives and friends.

Glenties Community Centre:
Anyone wanting to rent a room in the hall ring 087 2679321. Bingo every Tuesday 9 p.m. Every Line € 50; Every House € 100; Jackpot; on 5th March is € 5,400 on 45 numbers, if not won € 300 paid out. In-house draws. Snooker Room will be open every evening except Tuesday 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Snooker Room – Tuesday 4p.m – 8 p.m. Snooker Room – Saturday & Sunday 12 noon – 10 p.m.

Glenties After School:
The Afterschool is hoping to run an extra Sports Session on a Monday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. (sports are held in the gym behind Scoil Mhuire). School pick-up from Scoil Mhuire is available, and your child will receive a healthy snack and drink on arrival. If you wish to send your child please contact Bridie or Kellie  9551907.

Áras Sheagháin Bhain Seachtain na Gaeilige:
Tá réimse leathan de leabharthaí Gaeilge ar fail de pháisti agus de dhaoiní fásta do sheachtain na Gaeilge. Buailigí isteach agus bígí páirteach. Béidh Oíche Ghaelach san Áras oiche Aoine an 15ú Márta ag toiseacht ar a 8 i.n. Ceol le Fergas Mac Aoidh agus a chaired. Fáilte roimh achan nduine.

Grand Old Oprey Tribute Night:
Grand Old Oprey Tribute night in Nesbitt Arms Hotel, Ardara Friday 8th. March at 10.00pm. Jiving competition and dancing. Donation at door. All proceeds to our local radio station Owenea F. M.