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Glenties Notes 10th September 2014

New Arrivals:
Congratulations to Lorraine and Raymond Brennan, Altar Road, Stranaglough, Glenties on the birth recently of their twins. Two little sisters for Annie, Thomas and Sophie.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Mary Breslin, wife of the late Francie Breslin, Kilraine, who died on Tuesday 2nd September 2014 and was buried in Kilraine Graveyard on Friday after Requiem Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties, celebrated by Fr. Pat Prendergast.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family, relatives and friends of Frank Connaghan, Main St. Glenties who died last Sunday 7th September 2014.

Part Time Cleaner:
A part Time Cleaner is wanted in Scoil Mhuire, Glenties. Applications should be received by Monday 15th September. Apply in writing to “The Principal, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties.

The Biddy Devine Fundraiser:
The Amount raised for The Kidney Dialysis Comfort Fund, Letterkenny Hospital, was € 5,383.00. The Committee wish to Thank Everyone who took part in the events, gave donations, or sponsored the weekend in any way. Thanking you for your continued support.

Tír Chonaill Athletics Club:
Tír Chonaill Athletics Club will resume training on Tuesday 9th September at St. Columba’s Comprehensive School Gym from 6.30 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Children can be dropped off from 6.30 p.m. only). The Athletic Club is open to all children aged 8 years and upwards. All new members are welcome. Copy of birth certificate is required. Bring suitable clothing and drinking water please. If you have any queries contact Brian ‘ 087 – 2042284 or Rosemary ‘ 087 – 9692076.

Bingo Winners:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 2nd September were – € 50 winners – James Peak, Nancy Dorrian, Brenda Reid, Ann Maire Gillen, Breege Gallagher, Nellie Doherty, Patrick Sweeney, Ann Mc Keown, Norah Mc Hugh, Amanda O’ Connell, Norah Mc Hugh, Fiona Coughlan, Sally Mc Hugh, Maggie O’ Donnell and Kathleen Griffin; € 60 Winner – Kathleen Mc Glynn; €100 Winners – Rosaleen Melly, Amanda O’ Connell, Moya Gallagher, Rosemary Whelan, Maggie Bonner, John Mc Loone, Maggie O’Donnell, Philomena Mc Callig, Maggie O’ Donnell; € 300 Winner – Stephan Gallagher.

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

Snooker:
Snooker room is open Monday to Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Tai Chi:
Tai Chi classes resumed on Wednesday 3rd September 8 p.m. -9.30 p.m.

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

Bowls:
Bowls recommenced on Monday 1st September 2014.

15 Km Walk:
The Parents and Teachers of The Naíonra, Fintown and S.N. Cholmcille, Fintown are taking part in the Airtricity Meentycat Windfarm 15 km Walk on the 27th of September. Participating walkers can enjoy views of Donegal’s most stunning natural land marks including Mount Errigal & Barnesmore Gap. It is not a race therefore it can be as leisurely or as speedy as you wish. The walk can be started any time from 9.00 a.m. to 12 noon. If anyone is interested in joining either of the two groups above or would like more information on the event, please ring Kathleen on 087 243 1910 for S.N. Cholmcille or Francis on 086 376 2747 for the Naíonra before Wednesday 17th September. Everyone is Welcome and your support is greatly appreciated.

Glenties Notes 10th July 2014

Glenties Wind Farm Information Group:
The Glenties Windfarm Information Group welcome the variation to Donegal’s County Development Plan which will see new conditions imposed on wind farm developments This variation, adopted by County Councillors last week, will require a greater level of scrutiny for wind farm applications submitted within the river catchments of the Six Sub Basin Districts designated for the protection of the Freshwater Pearl Mussel. These areas, including the Owenea catchment, are now to be zoned as ‘not favoured’for wind farm development. The second important aspect of the variation is the requirement that turbines are not located within ten times the turbine’s tip height of homes, schools etc. This addresses the previous decision of the Council in 2012 to remove all prescribed set back distances from homes etc. The wishes of the public were respected, as over 98% of those who submitted to the council’s public consultation process were in support of GWIG’s position with over 1,000 submissions coming from the Glenties/Fintown/Ardara area. GWIG thank all those who supported them, including the councillors who voted in the group’s favour on 30th June.

Collections:
The Irish Wheelchair Association Church Gate Collection will take place next weekend.

The Irish Cancer Society Church Gate Collection taken up in June amounted to € 793. Thank You to everyone who made a contribution.

Tír Chonaill Gap Cycling Event:
Tír Chonaill Gap Cycling Club is pleased to announce that on 12th July we will be holding a mountain bike event (The Rescheduled Mad March Hare) With some of our members working tirelessly on adding to and improving the course it is sure to be an unreal event! The start of the event once again will create a bit of a stir as the participants have to ride down the steps beside the Garda station in Glenties. They will then follow a van up the Glen of Glenties road for three and a half miles. From this point they’re on their own as they turn off the road and start climbing the mountain, a climb sure to make the riders glad when they have reached the top. But there’s no time to relax as they start the first bit of the descent. For the next two miles the riders will have to cross narrow wooden bridges, boardwalk, muddy holes if they can find them, even bigger muddy holes without looking for them, more boardwalk and a final descent guaranteed to put a grin on anyone’s face, if they can hang on. Participants can either do one or two laps, finishing down the steps at the Garda station. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Entry is open to everyone over the age of 14 years with their own bike. If you don’t want to participate come and watch, or maybe help out with marshaling. Registration is at 10a.m. and starts 11a.m. Entry Fee is: €10 for Cycling Ireland Members (€15 for Non-CI Members) So get the Bike out and join us for what is guaranteed to be a an epic adventure!!l!!! For more information contact: Hugh McMahon on (087) 2892562.

Graveyard Mass in Edeninfagh:
The Graveyard Mass in Edeninfagh is on Sunday 10th August at 3.00 p.m.

The Biddy Devine Memorial Fundraising Weekend:
This event in aid of The Kidney Dialysis Unit Letterkenny Hospital is on this weekend -11th, 12th and 13th July in The Glen of Glenties. On Friday – Golf Classic Narin / Portnoo; 10 k Fun Run / Walk at 7 p.m. from the Glen Tavern; Table Quiz at 9 p.m. in The Glen Tavern. On Saturday – Vintage Tractor Run from the Glen Tavern at 4 p.m. “Overs” Football – Naomh Conaill V Gleann Fhinne in Davy Brannan Park at 7 p.m. On Sunday – Honda 50 Run from the Glen Tavern at 1 p.m. Contact: Frankie 087 918 6261; Carina 087 610 1527; or Mary 9551170.

Glenties Notes 3rd July 2014

Graveyard Mass:
Mass will be celebrated in the New Graveyard, Glenties next Sunday 6th July at 3.00 p.m.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to the following who have been bereaved recently – Anne Mc Gill Breslin, Straboy, Glenties on the death of her father, Packie Mc Gill Fintown; Margaret Gillespie, Mill Road and Eithne Mc Loone, Cleengort, Glenties on the death of their nephew, Oliver Breslin, Monargan, Ardara; the relatives and friends of Liam Brennan, Beaghmore, Fintown and to Peggy Mc Dyre, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, formerly Kilraine, Glenties on the death of her son Alex; also to all other family members, relatives and friends.

Rally Winners:
Congratulations to Declan and Brian Boyle on their wonderful achievement of winning the Donegal International Rally – the second time in the history of the rally that it has been won by an all Donegal crew.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo on every Tuesday night in The Community Centre. Jackpot stands at € 1, 000.

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

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd is seeking new participants for their new scheme starting 22 Sept 2014. FAS Criteria Applies. Those interested please contact Mary on 087 9695053.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 24th June 2014 were – € 25 Winners – Johnny O Donnell and Mary Duffy; € 50 Winners – Mary Mc Geehan, Mary McDermott and Lyn Daly, Mary Gasley, Anna McDyre, Pauline Meehan, Nellie Maguire, Anne Timoney, Charlie McGlynn, Rosaleen Gallagher, Ann Furey and Amanda O Connell; € 60 Winner – Kathleen McGlynn, €100 Winners – John Boyle, Mary Campbell, Denise Maguire, Christine McCool, Mary Gallagher, Anne Deane, Mary McGeehan, Sally McHugh, and Pauline Mc Geehan, € 1000 Jackpot – Maria Boyle.

Message from Glenties Community Action Group:
“We are at an advanced stage of planning for the 2014 Harvest Fair Festival but as always we are looking for new ideas or events to enhance the festival and make it all the more enjoyable. We are hoping the people of Glenties would give us their ideas, notions, and suggestions for any events that would be beneficial to the festival. Any idea, no matter how big or small, will be considered. This is your festival and we encourage your involvement, so get the thinking caps on. Any suggestions can be forwarded to our Chairman – Brian Carr; Secretary – Aileen Boyle, or any committee member, or leave a message on our facebook page”..

The Biddy Devine Memorial Fundraising Weekend:
The Biddy Devine Memorial Fundraising Weekend in aid of The Kidney Dialysis Unit Letterkenny Hospital will take place on 11th 12th and13th July in The Glen of Glenties. On Friday – Golf Classic Narin / Portnoo; 10 k Fun Run / Walk at 7 p.m. from the Glen Tavern; Table Quiz at 9 p.m. in The Glen Tavern. On Saturday – Vintage Tractor Run from the Glen Tavern at 4 p.m. “Overs” Football – Naomh Conaill V Gleann Fhinne in Davy Brannan Park at 7 p.m. On Sunday – Honda 50 Run from the Glen Tavern at 1 p.m. Contact: Frankie 087 918 6261; Carina 087 610 1527; or Mary 9551170.

Glenties Notes 29th August 2013

Barbeque at Leo’s:
A BBQ, in aid of the Coronary Unit, Letterkenny Hospital, will take place at Leo’s Bar, Glenties on Sunday 8th September. Music is by ‘Derailed’. There will be lots of great prizes; Sure to be a great day. Please support this worthy cause as LetterkennyHospital needs support now more than ever due to the flooding.

Mr. & Mrs.:
As part of Eileen Gallagher’s Lord Mayor Campaign a Mr.& Mrs. Competition takes place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Saturday 7th September. A great night’s fun is in store when 8 local couples battle it out to take the honour of the perfect Mr.& Mrs. Tickets are just € 10 each and are available from the Highlands Hotel, the Co-op, Eileen herself or any of the participating couples.

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations and Best Wishes to Michelle Flannery, daughter of Margaret and Tommy Flannery, Mullanmore, Glenties and Martin Boylan from Falcarragh, who were married in The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh, Glenties on Saturday 24th August 2013. The reception was held in the Blue Haven, Kilcar.

Bingo:
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 20th August were – € 20 Winners – Mary Ellen Gavigan, Marie Mc Shane and Maura Kilbane; € 35 Winners – Angela Ryan, Kitty McGlynn and Kathleen Mc Menamin; € 50 Winners – Paddy Gill, Mary Ellen Bonner, Marie McGeehan, Eimear Doherty, Anne Kennedy, Teresa Boyle, Sheila Kenny, Kathleen Kenny, Patricia Boyle, Bridie Boyle, Emer Doherty, May Kennedy, Kitty McGlynn, Kathleen Mc Menamin, and Eamonn Byrne; € 100 Winners – Mamie McGeehan, Jenny Roche, Breid Roarty, James Byrne, Marian Ward, Evanna Woodside and Kathleen Kenny; .€ 150 Winners – Fiona Boyle and Maggie O’Donnell.

Big Bingo:
Big Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre on the 10th September 2013 at 9 p.m. Doors will open from 7.30p.m. Every line €100, every house €300. Jackpot €2000 paid out on the night.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line € 50, every house € 100, if not won jackpot will be €8,000 on 45 numbers or less on the 3/09/2013. If not won on the night € 300 will be paid out. In house draws.

Snooker room is available from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. every day.

Anyone who would like to book the Community Centre ring 087 2679321.

Positions Available:
Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C. E. Scheme is recruiting new participants for their scheme which will commence on 26/09/2013. Any one interested should email glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie or ring 087 9695053. Fás criteria apply.

Choir Practice:
Choir Practice will resume on Monday 2nd September in The Chapel at 8 p.m. New members are welcome.

Collection:
The Donegal Pro Life Collection which was taken up on 14th and 15th August amounted to € 340. Thank you for your generous donations.

Biddy Devine Memorial Weekend:
The organisers of The Biddy Devine Memorial Weekend, which took place on 12th 13th and 14th July, wish to thank everyone who took part in the events and those who gave Donations and Sponsorship. The amount collected was € 5,600.00 and this has been given to The Kidney Dialysis Unit, LetterkennyHospital.

Glenties Tidy Towns Committee:
General Worker wanted for a Community Employment Scheme FÁS Criteria Applies. Please contact ‘ 086 120 9524 for further information.

Note from Letterkenny General Hospital:
The Emergency Department at Letterkenny Hospital has reopened. Temporary arrangements for outpatient clinics and planned surgery continue to be in place. Patients will be written to directly. For any emergency requiring an ambulance please dial 112 or 999 as normal. Non emergency patients should continue to contact their GP in the first instance.

Glenties Notes 11th July 2013

The Late Maggie Bonner:
The death took place on Sunday 30th June 2013 in Brindley Manor Nursing Home, Convoy, of Maggie Bonner, Dry Arch, Straboy, Glenties. Her remains were brought to her home later that day 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. Music and singing was by the Laughlin Sisters. Burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard. Maggie is survived by two daughters, Mary and Nan, two sons Nellie and John, grandchildren, great grandchildren, niece Mary Kate Byrne, all other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband Charlie died 13 years ago and her daughter Peggy two years ago. Three brothers, James, Colm and Paddy and two sisters, Kate and Annie also predeceased her. Maggie was 104 years of age on the 9th June; she was in good health, had great memory and was able to read without glasses.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Packie Boyle, and family, Derries, Glenties, on the death in England of Packie’s brother, John, which took place recently; also to his niece Marguerite Mc Loone, Main Street, Glenties and to all his relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Michael Glynn, Stranaglough, Glenties on the death recently in London of his aunt Kathleen O’Keefe, (nee Devenney) formerly of Loughcrillan, Glenties; also to all other relatives and friends.

“Biddy Devine” Fundraising Weekend:
The“ Biddy Devine” Fundraising Weekend in aid of the Kidney Dialysis Unit Letterkenny Hospital will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12th,13th,14th July in The Glen of Glenties; Friday 12th – Table Quiz in the Glen Tavern 9 p.m. ; Saturday13th – 10 k Fun Run / Walk – Depart Glen Tavern 12 noon ;Registration from10.30 a.m. Sponsor Cards Available. Children’s Fun Day 3 p.m. – 6 p.m; “Overs” Gaelic Match 7 p.m. “Overs” (fit or un-fit) Naomh Conaill V Gleann Fhinne in Davy Brennan Memorial Park at 7 p.m. Sunday14th – Honda 50 Run – Depart Glen Tavern 12.45 p.m.; Tractor Run – Depart Glen Tavern 2.30 p.m. For more information contact Frankie 087 918 6261or Mary 9551170…

Open Day:
An Open Day will take place at Church of Ireland, Glenties on Tuesday 30th July from 11 a.m. onwards with local Arts & Crafts and More. Tea / Coffee & Refreshments Served. Everyone is most welcome to come along during the day. Anyone wishing to exhibit would be very welcome. Please contact Brigid 087 927 6415; or Ella 087 674 4349.

Glenties Playgroup Summer Camps:
Glenties Community Playgroup Summer Camps – July 15th – 19th July 2013, are open to all children in Glenties and the surrounding area including children visiting the area. Time 10.30 – 2.00 p.m. 3 – 8 years – Disney Week, Prop Making, Mask Making, Drama, Sing A long, Cooking and Dress up Disney Disco; 6 – 12 Years – Taste of Summer Cooking with Breezie. For further information contact Bridie on 087 7570857 or 074 9551907.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 2nd July 2013 were – € 25 winners – Margaret Reilly, Mickey Herron, Rosaleen Gallagher, Nancy Dorrian, Maureen Gildea, Jean Shaw, Josie Gallagher and Paula Hegarty; .€ 35 winners – Diane Duffy, Annmarie Cunningham and Rosemarie Whelan; € 40 winner – Anne McHugh; € 50 winners – Christine McCool, Kathleen McGlynn, Daniel Sweeney, Nancy Dorrian, Anne Furey, Patricia White, Lisa Love, Mary Gough and Eileen Gallagher; €100 winners – Marian Ward, Breidín Houston, Shaun Maloney, Sally McGuigan, Maura francisbKilbane, Fiona Gallagher, Wendy Boyle and Mick Landers; € 300 winner – Marie Mooney.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every Line € 50; every house € 100; Jackpot if not won will be € 7300 on 16/07/2013. If not won on the night € 300 will be paid out. Inhouse draws.

Faith Healer Michael Curran will be in the Glenties Community Centre every Monday night from 7-10 p.m.

A position is available on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C. E. scheme. For more information ring 0879695053

Sheep Dog Trials:
Sheepdog Trials will take place on the Church Road Glenties (beside GAA pitch) on Saturday 17th August at 4 p.m & Sunday 18th August at 9 a.m.

Glenties Notes 25th April 2012

First Holy Communion
Children from St. Riaghan’s, Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday next 28th April at 11 a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 17th April were – Brown Kid won the Jackpot of €400; John Mc Loone, Ann Marie Gillen, Dooey, Jean Boyle, Anna Mc Dyre, Nellie Maguire, James Byrne, Maas, Sally Mc Hugh, Michael Doherty, Paddy Doherty and Michael Mc Brearty won € 100 each; Robert Freeborn won € 60; Teresa Mc Kelvey, Anne Furey, Cathy Connell, Mary Kennedy, Patricia O’ Connell, Anthony Burke, Mary Doherty, John Boyle, Ryan Hunter, Elizabeth Buckley and Margaret Murray won € 50 each.

Snowball
From Tuesday 24th April the Glenties Community Centre are starting a ‘Snowball’ on the Jackpot at their weekly Bingo. The Snowball will start at €1000 on 45 numbers. If not won, € 300 will be paid on the house. The Snowball will increase by €100 every week until it is won. Every line is €50; every house except snowball is €100. For further information contact 087 2679321.

Congratulations
Congratulations to 18-year-old singer / songwriter Riaghan O’Callaghan, who won top prize in the Opportunity Knocks Competition in Donegal Town recently. She also won the Borders Got Talent competition last year. Riaghan is a daughter of Tony and Angela O’Callaghan, Kilraine, Glenties.

Congratulations also to the ‘Man in Black’ gang from Glenties and Ardara who came second in the Opportunity Knocks Competition.

Collection
The Donegal Down Syndrome Church Gate Collection will take place next weekend.

Thanks
Naomh Conaill Ladies would like to thank everyone who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection. A total of € 905 was raised. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Glenties Community T.V.
The Committee would like to thank all those who paid € 10 at the Craft Shop, and to remind others that they can still pay by this method. If they do not wish to pay by this method, the committee will be out collecting within the next few weeks.

Annual Biddy Devine Memorial Walk
The Annual Walk in aid of The Kidney Dialysis Unit, Letterkenny Hospital will take place on Saturday 21st July. For further information contact Frankie on 087-9186261 or Mary on 9551170.

Mass in Rossnowlagh
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 1st May and every first Tuesday for Mass in Rossnowlagh. The organisers wish to make an appeal for more people to join them.

Naomh Conaill Girls
Congratulations to our U – 14 Girls team who beat Termon and St. Eunan’s in Termon on Sunday last, to win the Feile County Final. They are now through to the All Ireland Final in Laois later on. This is the second year in succession that the Naomh Conaill Girls are representing Donegal in the All Ireland Final. Well done Girls!

Ladies County Minors
Best wishes to the Ladies County Minor team who are in the Ulster Final on the 19th May, with Glenties girl Alanah Mc Donnell on the Panel.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife Mary B., (formerly Gildea, The Rock, Glenties), extended family, relatives and friends of Roy Sabine, Meenahalla, who died in Killybegs Hospital on Sunday last.

Glenties 1st Annual Busking Festival Weekend
A Busking Festival will take place in Glenties on Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June; € 3,500 in Prize money; Open to all buskers. Contact Anne on 087-6944228 for more information and registration.

Public Meeting
There will be a Public meeting on Friday 4th May in the Community Centre starting at 8 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is, to get the views of the Community on changing the date of the Harvest Fair Day from the 12th September to the 2nd Saturday in September, thus having the fair on a weekend every year, enabling people who are away from home to come home for the fair.

Tourist Office
Glenties Museum and Heritage Centre intend to open a local Tourist Office in the Museum when it re-opens for the season on 14th May 2012. All local tourist providers e.g. B & Bs, Hotels, Self Catering, Sports and Recreational providers are asked to leave supplies of their brochures either at the Museum, which is presently open on Wednesdays only or with Aidan Campbell.

Glenties Notes 13th July 2011

The Late Harry Gillespie
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Sunday 3rd July 2011 of Harry Gillespie, Mill Road, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. Des Sweeney concelebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by John F. and Pat O’ Donnell. Burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard. Harry is survived by his wife, Margaret, daughters, Eithne, Fiona, Sharon and Loraine, son Henry, grandchildren, brother, Eamonn, son-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Two brothers, John and Benny predeceased him. Originally from Glencolmcille, Harry came to Glenties about 40 years ago and opened a Garage on Mill Road.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 5th July in the Community Centre, Glenties were – Claire Keeney won the Jackpot of € 400. Marian Ward won € 150. Christopher O’ Donnell, Paula Hegarty, Bridie Boyle, Kathleen Mc Glynn, Rosaleen Melly, Cathy Connell, Brenda Reid and Bridie Doherty won € 100 each. Brown Kid won € 60. Kealin Mc Monagle, Fiona Gallagher, Hugh Gallagher, Alana Keeney, Christine Mc Cool, Tom Lavery, Rosbeg, Denise Campbell, Winnie Long, Carol Sweeney, Marie Cunningham and Kitty Mc Glynn won € 50 each. Nancy Shovlin and Josie Gallagher won € 25 each.

Donegal Hospice Church Gate Collection
The total amount raised at the recent Church Gate Collection in aid of Donegal Hospice was € 1,404.60. The amount collected in Edeninfagh was € 126.97 and the amount collected in Glenties was € 1, 277.63. Thank you to everyone involved.

Comprehensive School Reunion
A reunion will take place on 30th July for years 1969 – 1972 – starting with a Wine Reception in the School at 7 p.m. followed by a Buffet and Dance in the Highlands Hotel at 8.30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and it is very important that anyone interested in going from the Glenties / Fintown / Lettermacaward areas get in contact with any of the following – Bernie Keeney – 086 1640833, Mary Ita Boyle – 087 9038263 or Pauline Mc Gill – 087 3292428 as soon as possible.

Tidy Town Church Gate Collection
The Church Gate Collection in aid of the Tidy Town will be taken up next weekend. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

Time Change – Graveyard Mass
The Annual Graveyard Mass will be celebrated in the New Graveyard at 2.00 p.m. next Sunday 17th July. It would be greatly appreciated if you could let your friends, relatives and former neighbours, who are travelling from outside the area, know that the time of the Mass has been brought forward to 2 p.m.

Biddy Devine Memorial Walk
The Annual Biddy Devine Memorial Walk in aid of The Kidney Dialysis Unit, Letterkenny Hospital takes place on Saturday 23rd July – departing from the Glen Tavern at 12 noon 20 km Walk. For more details contact Frankie – 9557978 or Mary – 9551170.

Glenties Notes 15th June 2011

The Late Eileen Kennedy
The death took place of Eileen Kennedy, Kilraine, Glenties on Tuesday 24th May 2011, in Our Lady of Fatima Nursing Home, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Her Remains were brought to Shovlin’s Funeral Home, Sandfield, Portnoo early on Wednesday morning and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Wednesday evening, where they were received by Fr. Shane Gallagher before 7.30 p.m. Mass. Fr. Gallagher also celebrated Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon. Readings were by Eileen’s niece, Mary Mc Bride and nephew, Michael Kirk. Burial took place in Kilraine Graveyard. She is survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Three sisters and two brothers predeceased her, Annie Shovlin, Mary Kathleen Kirk, and Rose (Sr. Aquinas), Peter Kennedy and another brother who died early in life. She was 95 years of age and was the last surviving member of the family of Charlie and Mary Kennedy, Kilraine. Eileen was a teacher of Science and Maths and she taught in the Brigidine Convent secondary school, Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny, Magherafelt and Strabane. She also taught in Nigeria for two years in the late sixties. When she retired she returned to Kilraine where she lived until she moved to the Nursing home in Tralee a few years ago.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Eileen Mc Dyer and family, Meenahalla, Glenties on the death of Eileen’s father Patrick Logue, Carndonagh, which took place last week.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Stephen Bonner and Anne Byrne who were married in The Cathedral, Mullingar on Saturday 4th June 2011. Stephen is a son of Martin and Mary Bonner, Glen Road, Glenties and Anne is a daughter of Val and Monica Byrne, Mullingar. Fr. Padraig Mc Mahon officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. The bride was given away by her father and was attended by her sisters, Marie Doran and Elaine Byrne and a friend, Aoife Brennan. Mark Bonner, brother of the groom was bestman. Friends of the groom, Donal Boyle, Thomas Donoghue and Alan O’Donnell were groomsmen. Kelly Doran was flowergirl and Oisín Bonner was pageboy. Readings were by Marie Bonner, sister of the groom and John Byrne, brother of the bride. Roisín Bonner, Brendan Earley, Gillian Buckley, Martin Bonner, Karen Devenney and Ann Marie Gilligan read Prayers of the Faithful. Monica Byrne and Mary Bonner, mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar. A Reflection was read by Danielle Boyle. Music and singing was by Discovery Gospel Choir. The reception was held in Annebrooke House Hotel, Mullingar and the honeymoon was spent in the U.S.A. and the Dominican Republic.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 7th June were – Peter Sweeney won the Jackpot of € 400. Faye Moore, Bernie Martin, John Mc Loone, Angela Martin and J.J. Mc Cole won € 100 each. Eilish O’ Donnell won € 60. John O’ Donnell, Doochary, Nancy Dorrian, James O’ Donnell, Bernie Martin, Mary Kennedy, Rosemary Whelan, Dim Melly, Teresa Molloy, Dim Melly, Bernie Martin, Mary Doherty, May Kennedy, Kathleen Mc Shea, Mary Gallagher, Letty Doherty, Mary Gallagher and Bernie Fitzpatrick won € 50 each. Joseph Martin, Maria Boyle, Kathleen Ferry and Siobhan Mc Ginley won € 25 each.

Corpus Christi Procession: The annual Corpus Christi Procession will take place after 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday 26th June (weather permitting). The people who are usually involved in the carrying the canopy and those who usually steward the Procession are asked to make themselves available. The First Holy Communion children are invited to walk in the Procession in their First Holy Communion Dress.

Biddy Devine Memorial Walk
The Annual Biddy Devine Walk in aid of The Kidney Dialysis Unit, Letterkenny Hospital takes place on 23rd July. It will depart from the Glen Tavern at 12 noon, taking in the Big Glen, Altar, and Stracastle Glen 20 km walk. For more details contact Frankie on 9557978 or Mary on 9551170.

Thanks
Christy and Una Hegarty wish to thank most sincerely, everyone who supported their recent Fundraiser Ceili for Inis Aoibhinn, Cancer Care West; – The Highlands Hotel, those who donated prizes, brought in food and helped with tea, those who attended and those who were unable to attend but who donated so generously. €2,250 was raised. Thank you all for your support.

Bike Week Ireland at Tír Chonaill GAP CC
Tír Chonaill GAP cycling club are running a number of events during Bike Week (18th- 23rd June) to promote cycling in the area.

Saturday 18th June, fun cycle suitable for all levels will leave Community Centre, Glenties at 11am, followed by refreshments; this is a great opportunity to get started if you’re thinking about taking up cycling.

Tuesday 21st – there will be a mountain bike run which will again cater for all levels to try and encourage some more adventurous cycling! Leaving Community Centre, Glenties 7pm.

Lastly the club will host a Bike Maintenance and Information evening at 8pm on Thursday 23rd in the Community Centre, Glenties. This is a chance to learn how to do basic roadside repairs and also to get information on bike sizing or any aspects you may have questions on.

Please check out our website for further updates and information: www.TirChonaillGAPCC.com

Fintown Harps A.G.M.
Fintown Harps A.G.M. will take place on Monday 20th June at 8.00 p.m. in the Club House at Pairc Acla. Everybody is welcome.