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Glenties Notes 18th July 2014

U/14 Football:
Congratulations to the U / 14 Girls who won the County Final when they beat Termon recently in O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny.

Best wishes to the U / 14 Boys who are through to the County Final after winning the Regional Final and beating Buncrana in the County Semi-Final.

Water Safety Weeks 2014:
The annual Water Safety Weeks will take place in Narin and Portnoo during the weeks of Monday 28th July to Friday 1st August and Monday 4th to Friday 8th August. The aim of these weeks is to increase awareness of all aspects of sea swimming and water safety. All levels of beginners and swimmers are welcome; under the supervision of qualified instructors they will work towards a suitable certificate awarded by Irish Water Safety. Registration for all will take place at the beach at 9 a.m. on Monday 28th July and Monday 4thAugust, and a timetable will be given to the parents then.

Piano – thon and Concert for Hospice:
On Sunday 27th July the Music Students of Anne Mc Dwyer are taking part in a “Piano – thon” to raise money for The Donegal Hospice. This is taking place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties, from 10 a.m. through to 6 p.m. All the students will be taking part and playing the piano throughout the day. Admission is by donation so feel free to drop in. In the evening, there will be a more formal concert at 8 p.m., with performances by past and present senior students with a raffle at the interval. Admission is € 10.

Chiropody Clinic:
Chiropody Clinic in Glenties Day Centre on Monday 21st July, for an appointment 087 1417180.

The Donegal Hospice Church Gate Collection:
The Donegal Hospice Church Gate Collection, taken up recently in Glenties & Edeninfagh, amounted to € 572.07. Many Thanks for your contributions.

Annie Behan Memorial Walk / Run.
The Behan Family would like to Thank Everyone who helped in any way in organising or taking part in the Annie Behan Memorial Walk / Run. The amount raised was € 1, 737 for The Donegal Hospice.

Open Day at The Church of Ireland Glenties:
An Open Day at the Church of Ireland Glenties with Cake Sale and Tea Party will take place on Tuesday 22nd July from 11.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m.

The winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 8th July 2014 were – € 20 winners – May Kennedy, Rosaleen Durkan, Rose Mc Groary, Mary Boyle, Willie Mc Neilis and Mary Duffy; .€ 25 winners – Amanda O Conner, Charlie Quinn, Cathy Connell and Patricia Molloy, € 40 Winner – Patsy McDyer € 50 winners –
Bernadette McDevitt, Eimear Doherty, Liz Buckley, Adele Dooley, Browne Kid, Annie Boyle and Paddy Moore; € 100 winners – Fran Melly, Anne Doherty, Sandra Moore, M. Rothwell, Carmel Fitzgerald, Willie Mc Neilis, Sally McHugh, Adele Dooley, Clare Keeney and Margaret Gallagher; € 300 winner – Amanda O’ Conner.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in The Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 .00 p.m. .

Snooker: Snooker room is open from10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.

CE Scheme: CE Scheme commencing on 22 / 09 / 2014. FAS criteria applies; contact 087 9695053 / 074 9557880 Monday to Friday office hours 9-12

Glenties Notes 12th June 2014

New Arrival:
Congratulations to Maria and Stephen Mc Dermott, Altar, Glenties on the birth of their fourth child, a little sister (Laoise) for Aoife, Saoirse and Oisin.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre Glenties, on Tuesday 3rd June 2014 were – € 20 Winners – Siobhan McGinley, Mary Ita Boyle and Mary Gallagher; € 35 Winners – Kathleen Kenny, Winnie Long and Paddy Gill; € 40 Winner – Kathleen McGlynn; € 50 Winners – Jamsie Byrne, Mary McGettigan, Rosaleen Melly, Bernie Martin, Jamsie Byrne, Bernadette Gallagher, Rose Boyle, Patricia Molloy, Margo Gallagher, Johnny O Donnell, Mrs. Annie Cannon, Sally McHugh; €100 Winners – Kathleen Griffin, Bridie Doherty, Pauline McGeehan, Rose McFadden, Nellie Doherty, Siobhan McGinley, Rose McGroarty and Brown Kid; .€ 300 Winner – Rosaleen Melly.

Annie Behan Memorial Walk / Run:
The Annual Annie Behan Memorial Walk / Run, in aid of Donegal Hospice, takes place on Saturday 21st June, leaving from the Community Centre, Glenties at 11.30 a.m.; Contact Joe on 087 6766087 for details. Donations gratefully accepted. Refreshments will be served.

A big Thank you to all those who gave donations of food or money for the First Holy Communion Party in the Community Centre. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

Glenties Community Playgroup / Afterschool:
The Playgroup and Afterschool would like to thank everyone who helped in any way towards our Easter Draw. We would especially like to mention those who donated items for the baskets and sold lines for the draw, the local retailers who displayed our Hampers and sold lines on our behalf, and those who purchased lines for the Raffles. Collection amounted to € 1,482. We would also like to thank all who contributed to our Church Gate Collection and those who collected at the Masses. This raised € 462.22. These fundraising events allow us to purchase much needed materials and equipment, new toys, jigsaws, bikes, and trikes and outdoor suits for the younger children. It also contributes to an annual outing for the children attending our service. Unfortunately € 500 of the money had to be used to purchase heating oil which was stolen from the Play School in the past number of weeks. The Glenties Community Playgroup is a registered charity. We welcome financial contributions at all times in order to help improve the service we offer the children in attendance. Thank you most sincerely for your generosity and support.

Change of Mass Times:
There will be no 8.00 a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church Glenties on Sunday 15th June. No Mass today Thursday and Evening Mass only tomorrow Friday at 7.30 p.m.

Rossnowlagh – Blessing of Lillies:
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6 p.m. on the Feast of St Anthony, Friday13th June, for Mass in Rossnowlagh and Blessing of Lillies. Newcomers welcome.

Glenties Notes 9th September 2013

Sincere sympathy is extended to Maureen Quinn and family, Glen Tavern, Greenans, Glenties on the death on Monday 25th August 2013 of Maureen’s brother, Patsy Breslin, formerly of Mullanmore, Glenties. His Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Wednesday evening. Fr. Denis Quinn P.P. Falcarragh, assisted by other Priests concelebrated Requiem Mass on Thursday and burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard; Glenties; sympathy also to all other relatives and friends. Three brothers, John Joe, Jim and Foncie predeceased Patsy.
Sincere sympathy is extended to Isobel Mc Loone, Mill Road, Glenties on the death of her brother Neil Greene, Annagry, who was buried on Sunday last.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 7th August were – € 25 Winners – Terence Breslin, Mrs McGettigan, Roisin Harkin and Lisa Coughlan; € 50 Winners – Sadie Sweeney, Willie Mc Nelis, Jimmy Quinn, Bella Boyle, Maria Boyle, Melissa Browne, Rosaleen Melly, Dim Melly, Majella Boyle, Bridie Gallagher and Renee Mulhern. € 60 Winner – Shane McGuire; €100 Winners – Charlie McBrearty, Elisha Mc Carlin, Amalia Mc Taggart, Annie Boyle, Eileen Breslin, Teresa Molloy, Ann Quinn, Bernie Fitzpatrick and Mary Gazley; € 300 Winner – Sarah Gallagher.

The Glenties Harvest Fair Cycle Challenge:
The Glenties Harvest Fair Cycle Challenge (30k, 60k or120k), takes place on Sunday 8th September from the Comprehensive School. Registration is from 9.00 a.m. with the challenge starting at 10.00 a.m.

Glenties Community Playgroup / Afterschool:
Glenties Community Playgroup / Afterschool will re – open on Monday 2nd September. If you wish to enrol your child / children for the coming term please contact Bridie on 087 757 0857 as there are still spaces available in the Pre – school and Afterschool. Playschool opens 5 days 9 a.m.- 12.30 p.m. Free Playschool Year – If your child was born between 2nd February 2009 and 30th June 2010 your child can access five 3 hour sessions.

Afterschool opens from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – on a Thursday art and crafts and Friday a wide variety of planned activities indoors and outdoors. There is a pick–up service from Scoil Mhuire at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. There are also discounts available to families in receipt of benefits / low income / community employment schemes, if you need any further information contact Bridie on 087 757 0857 or 9551907.

Annie Behan Memorial Fun Run:
The Family of Annie Behan would like to thank everyone who took part in, helped out in any way, or provided sponsorship for, The Annie Behan Memorial Fun Run. The amount collected for the Donegal Hospice was €1,700.00.

Glenties Notes 13th June 2013

Congratulations to Paul Hegarty, Ard Patrick, Glenties and Joanne Mc Connell, Milford who were married in Milford on Saturday last.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Sheila Mc Garvey, Mill Road, Glenties and Breege Mc Morrow, Main Street on the death recently of their brother, Michael Breslin, Corr Point Lettermacaward; also to all other relatives and friends.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 4th June 2013 were – € 25 winners – Mary Gallagher, Christine McCool, Anne Whyte and Mary Kennedy; € 35 winners – Mary Gallagher, Hugh Gallagher and Eileen Gallagher; € 50 winners – Mary Gallagher, Fay Moore, Carol Sweeney, Bernie Martin, Kitty McGlynn, Breege Roarty, Rosemary Whelan, Denise McGuire, Isabelle McLoone, Kathleen Kenny, Maura Gallagher, May Kennedy, Dympna Morgan, Brown Kidd; Kathleen Morrow, Eileen Gallagher and Mary Duffy; € 100 winners – Bridie Boyle, Bernadette Gallagher, Mary Duffy and Bella Boyle;.€ 150 winner – Annie Kennedy; € 300 winner – Rose Boyle.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every Line € 50, every House €100. Jackpot, if not won, will be € 6,900 on Tuesday18th June. If not won € 300 will be paid out. In-house draws. Anyone wishing to rent a room in the Community Centre please ring 087 2679321. Snooker room in the Glenties Community Centre will be open from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. from Thursday 30th June. Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated has a vacant position on their C. E. scheme. For further inquires contact 0879695053.

Cúrsa Dioplóma sa Ghailge:
Beidh Cúrsa Dioplóma sa Ghailge ar siúl in Áras Sheagháin Bháin i Meán Fómhair 2013 ag brath ar éileamh. Má tá suim agat sa dioplóma téigh i dteagmháil les an Áras go luath, Luan go hAoine, 9.30 – 5.00 i.n., ag 9546071.

Charity Walk / Run:
The Annie Behan 10 k. Walk / Run in aid of Donegal Hospice will take place on Saturday 15th June 2013; leaving The Highlands Hotel, Glenties at 11.30 a.m. Donations welcome. Please Support. Contact Joe on 087 6766087 for more information.

Playground Collection:
The Annual Playground Collection takes place next weekend 15th and 16th June. We ask you for your generous support for the upkeep and insurance of this enjoyable amenity in our town.

Glenties Notes 6th June 2013

S.N. Cholmcille, Fintown:
A’ Cash for Clobber Collection’ will take place at the school on Tuesday 11th June. The school will receive a cash donation for each well filled ‘Cash for Clobber’ or bin liner size bag. Money collected will go towards school funds. Filled bags can be brought to the school on Friday 7th June or Monday 10th June. This collection is a good opportunity to get rid of unwanted clothes, shoes and textiles. Empty Cash for Clobber bags are available at the school. For more information contact 087 2431910 or 086 60280

Charity Walk / Run:
The Annie Behan 10 k. Walk / Run in aid of Donegal Hospice will take place on Saturday 15th June 2013; leaving The Highlands Hotel, Glenties at 11.30 a.m. Donations welcome. Please Support. Contact Joe on 087 6766087 for more information.

Glenties Playgroup / Afterschool:
The annual registration of the Glenties Playgroup / Afterschool will take place in the Pre-school building, Glen Road, Glenties. Any parent wishing to enrol their child / children must attend on the night to secure a place for the September term. To enrol for pre-school children must be 2 years and ten months and potty trained. Parents must bring in their child’s Immunisation Record Card to comply with Health Board Regulations. The Afterschool operates on a Thursday and Friday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. There is a school pick up from Scoil Mhuire at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

ECCE Scheme:
Children born between 2nd February 2009 – 30th June 2010 will qualify under the ECCE scheme for a free place in the Preschool in September for 38 weeks. Please bring in your child’s birth certificate.

CCS Scheme:
For Preschool and Afterschool – this scheme supports families in low paid employment and in training and education by enabling parents to avail of reduced childcare costs. To avail of this scheme, children must be registered in the service in September / October.

CETS Scheme:
When parents are on FAS or VEC training programmes discount is available. Contact Bridie on 9151907 for more information.

The winners at the bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 28th May 2013 were – € 35 winner – Margo Gallagher; € 50 winners – Philomena Mc Cailig, Neil Byrne, Jimmy Quinn, Stella Rafferty, Hugh Gallagher, Hugo Mc Dyre Breidin Keeney, Dim Melly, Winnie Long, Kitty Mc Glynn, Maureen Gildea, Mary Howard, Brown Kid, Sinead Sweeney, Norah Phildy and John Mc Daid; € 70 winner – Anne Hegarty; € 100 winners – Margaret Murray, Hugh Gallagher, Mary Gough, Rose Boyle, Mickey Herron, Mary Howard and Bridie Gallagher.

Vigil for Life:
A Vigil for Life will be held in Merrion Square, Dublin on Saturday 8th June from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. A bus (which will be free of charge), will leave Glenties at 8.30 a.m. To book a seat on the bus, please contact Noreen Feeney  087 7456087.

Rossnowlagh – Blessing of Lillies:
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6 p.m. on the Feast of St Anthony, Thursday 13th June, for Mass in Rossnowlagh and Blessing of Lillies. Newcomers welcome

Féile Collection:
Thank You to everyone who contributed to the Naomh Conaill Féile Collection on the weekend of 5th May. The amount raised was € 614. Thank you very much.

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Hugh Shovlin and Florence Mavunga on their recent marriage in Chelmsford, England. Hugh is the son of Charles and Grace Shovlin, Kilraine, Glenties and Florence is the daughter of Sherpard Mavunga and the late Rudo Gunda, Zimbabwe.

Glenties Notes 6th June 2012

Sincere sympathy is extended to Anne Mc Cole, Glen Road, Glenties on the death of her sister, Mary Mc Ginty, who died recently in Dublin; also to Mary’s family and all the relatives and friends.

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Emma Herron, Ballyiriston, Portnoo and Karl Daly, Bundoran, who were married in Sooey, Co. Sligo on Friday 11th May 2012. Emma is a granddaughter of Mary Gallagher, Glen Road, Glenties.

Book Launch:
Liz Weir is launching a book compiled by the children of Scoil Mhuire, Glenties on Tuesday 12th June. The book is called “We are Writers”. For more information contact the School.

Cash 4 Clobber:
Scoil Mhuire is having another ‘Cash 4 Clobber’ collection on Wednesday 20th June. We accept bags of men’s, women’s & children’s clothing, paired shoes, handbags, belts, bed linen, (no duvets) curtains etc… We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support with our collections in the past and we look forward to another successful collection on the 20th.

There will be a Quiz in Scoil Mhuire, Glenties on Thursday 7th June commencing at 8.00 p.m. €20 for a team of 4 adults and €10 for a team of 4 children. All proceeds go towards school funds. Raffle and refreshments on the night.

The Late Fr. Connell J. Maguire:
The death took place in Florida on 12thApril 2012 of Fr. Connell J. Maguire aged 94. He was a U.S. Navy chaplain for 26 years. Fr. Maguire, son of Bernard and Catherine (Gallagher) Maguire was born at Mullantyboyle, Glenties. The family went to America when he was 11 years of age. They settled first in Mount Airy and then Chestnut Hill. He graduated from Holy Cross School, North – East Catholic High School and La Salle College before entering St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. He is survived by two brothers, Bernard and Daniel and two sisters, Teresa and Kathleen. He is a cousin of Rose Mc Gill, Glen Road, Glenties. Sincere sympathy is extended to her and to all his relatives and friends.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 29th May were – Kathleen Griffin won € 300; Mary Duffy, Mamie Mc Geehin, Jackie Sweeney, Kathleen Mc Glynn, May Kennedy, Nancy Dorrian, Cathy Connell, and Cassie Long won € 100 each; Ms. Kelly, Fiona Gallagher, Laticha Doherty, Margaret Melly, Anthony Burke, Bruckless, Breege Gallagher, Anne Kennedy, Rose Mc Groarty, Frosses, Anthony Burke, Bruckless, Cassie Long, Fintown, Rose Mc Groarty, Nellie Doherty and Anthony Burke, Bruckless won € 50 each; Carmel Fitzgerald and Cassie Long, Fintown won €25 each.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 pm.; every line €50, every house €100; Snowball Jackpot €1600 on Tuesday 5th June on 45 numbers; if not won €300 will be paid out. In-house draws. Snooker every night from 6 pm except Tuesday.

Teachers Angela O’ Callaghan and Gerry Moore in the Comprehensive School would like to thank all the employers in our school catchment area who provided work experience to our students. Over the past year, students from the Transition Year Programme as well as students in LCVP and in the Leaving Cert Applied Programme have all gained really valuable experience of the world of work. In total 68 students were on work experience throughout the school year and we do appreciate all your support and feedback.

Relay for Life:
Thanks to all the people in the local area who supported our Transition Students in the Comprehensive School who recently completed a 24 hour relay in the sports grounds of LYIT. The students were an absolute credit to their families and their school and raised over € 2000 for cancer patient care. Thanks to teachers Mary Mc Laughlin, Mary Martin and Gerry Moore who stayed with the students for the 24 hour period. A special word of thanks to teacher Aileen Dowling, who also helped to organise this event and who is a cancer survivor herself.

Corpus Christi Procession:
The annual Corpus Christi Procession will take place after 11 a.m. Mass next Sunday 10th June. The people who are usually involved in the carrying of the canopy are asked to make themselves available, as well as those who usually steward the procession. The First Holy Communion Children are invited to walk in the Procession in their First Holy Communion Dress.

“Do This In Memory”:
The Parish based First Holy Communion Programme called “Do This In Memory” will conclude at 11 a.m. Mass on the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Feast of St. Anthony:
Mass will be celebrated in Rossnowlagh on Wednesday 13th June, which will include the Blessing of the Lilies. A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. Newcomers are very welcome.

St. Riaghan’s “Cash for Clobber”:
A Cash for Clobber collection will take place at St. Riaghan’s N. S. on Monday 18th June organised by the Green Team. The school will receive cash for all unwanted clothes, shoes, belts, handbags, bed linen and textiles. Empty bags can be collected from the school. Cash received will go toward school funds. Filled bags can be brought to the school on Friday 15th or on the morning of Monday 18th June. The collection is part of The Green School’s Initiative that is on going within the school and is an opportunity to dispose of unwanted goods in an environmentally friendly way. More information can be had by ringing 9551591 or 086 1798692.

Naomh Conaill under 14 Girls would like to thank everyone for supporting their fundraising for the All Ireland Féile Trip. The amounts were – Cake Sale – € 550; Car Wash – € 518 and Family Fun Day / Novelty Football Game – € 1,105.

Annie Behan Memorial Walk / Run:
The Annie Behan Memorial Walk / Run in aid of the Donegal Hospice takes place on Saturday 16th June2012 at 11 a.m. Starting point is the Highlands Hotel, Glenties. Everyone is welcome.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club has 2 defibrillators, which the club is maintaining – replacing batteries and pads. One of these is in the hallway of the Clubhouse while the other one is in the Garda Station so that it can be accessed by the community at all times.

Community Employment Scheme:
General workers are wanted for Glenties Tidy Towns Community Employment Scheme. This scheme will start in Mid June. FÁS criteria apply. Contact 086 1209524.

Fundraising Dance:
A fundraising dance in aid of Naomh Conaill Ladies and Fintown Harps will take place in Halla Baile Na Finne, Fintown on Sunday 17th June. Music is by The Regulators. Doors will open at 8 p.m. and music will start at 9 p.m. Admission is € 10. Get your dancing shoes on and support two local clubs.