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Glenties Notes 25th May 2011

New Arrival
Congratulations to Fiona and Laurence Breslin, Ardara on the birth of their fourth child, a baby brother (Finnian) for Alicia, Oisín and Lorcán. Fiona is a daughter of Vera and the late Kevin Breslin, Ard Patrick, Glenties.

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 17th May were – Nancy Mc Gill and Anne Cannon won € 200 each. Ann Breslin. Claire Keeney, Dim Melly, Patsy Brown, Mrs Monaghan, Nellie Doherty, Mary Kennedy, Sean Carr and Anne Furey won € 100 each. Patricia White, Dan Mc Crudden, Maura Gallagher, Nellie Doherty, Fiona Boyle, Brown Kid, Peter Sweeney, Bid Fletcher, Vera Breslin and Mr. Sweeney won € 50 each. Nan Doherty and Nellie Doherty won € 25 each.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Breda O’Donnell, Mullantyboyle, Glenties and John Paul Breslin, Lettermacaward who were married in Glenties on Saturday last.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Sarah Quinn, Mully, Glenties, who died on Tuesday 17th May.

Fintown Festival / Leisure Cycle
In association with Fintown Festival Committee, Tír Chonaill GAP Cycling Club are holding a Leisure Cycle during the Festival, on Saturday 4th June starting at 1 p.m. Registration is at 12 noon. Entry fee is € 22, Club members € 20. Refreshments and shower facilities will be available after. For more information contact James on 087 2546592 or Hughie on 086 8581521. There will be two routes: a 30k and a more challenging 60k.

Medjugorje Peace Mass
The Medjugorje Peace Mass will be celebrated in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday 26th May at 8.00 p.m.
Ladies GAA –‘Wax, Shave and Dye Night’

Please come and support our ‘Wax, Shave and Dye Night’ on Friday 27th May in Melly’s Bar, Glenties at 9 p.m. in aid of the U- 14 Girls Trip to the All Ireland Féile in Cork. Have a fun night and support the girls.

Ulster Champions
Congratulations to the girls from Scoil Mhuire who won the Ulster 5 / side FAI Championships, held in Cavan last Thursday 19th May, having defeated Cavan (8-0), Monaghan (4-0) and Inishowen (7-1) Girls Champions. They will be playing in the All Ireland Finals against the three other provinces in Tullamore on June 1st. The girls have now won the County Gaelic, the County Soccer and Ulster Soccer; not forgetting the boys who won the County Gaelic. Well done to boys and girls and best wishes in the finals. If anyone is interested in travelling to Tullamore contact John Mc Cann at Scoil Mhuire.

Fintown Festival / Vintage Tractor Run
A Vintage Tractor Run will take place on Sunday 4th June at the Fintown Festival. It will start at 3 p.m. sharp. Refreshments will be provided. For further information contact Daniel Moy on 087 6315695.

Glenties Notes 18th May 2011

County Champions
Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Teams from Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, who won the County Finals of Cumann na mBun Scoil Competition in Glenswilly on Wednesday 11th May 2011. The girls beat St. Mary’s N. S. Castlefin and the boys beat Tooban N.S. Burt. On Thursday 12th May the girls were again successful in the County Final of the FAI Schools Competition in Ballyare, Letterkenny. Well done boys and girls.

First Holy Communion
Congratulations to the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion in St. Connell Church, Glenties on Saturday 7th May 2011. They were – Kilkenny N.S. – Eoin Sharkey. Scoil Mhuire – Mark Campbell, Max Fisher, Grainne Agnew, Aine McNelis, Aoise Doherty, Orla O’Donnell, Elizabeth Gill, Aidan Gilroy, Nadine Furey, Aodhán Gavigan, Daniel Gildea, Emma Doherty, Karla Doherty, Caitlin Ward, Neil Francis Boyle, Holly Ward, Adam Molloy, Jack Boyle and Robbie Mc Donnell. Congratulations also to those who received their First Holy Communion in The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Sunday 8th May – Elaine Campbell, Odhran McCaillig, Cormac Quinn, Darragh Doherty and James Michael Doran; and to those who received their First Holy Communion in St. Colmcille’s Church Fintown on Saturday 14th May – Aoife Ní Bhaoill, Eibhlin Ní Bhaoill, Grainne Quinn, Rebecca Wright, Chloe Mc Keown, Megan Mc Geehan, Shauna Boyle, Aoife Mongan, Michael Mc Kelvey, Cahir Mc Devitt and Matthew Gibbons.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 10th May were – Mary Mc Mahon won the Jackpot of € 400. Marian Ward, Mary Mc Neely, Donegal, Kitty Carron, Dungloe, Mary Mc Mahon, Denise Campbell, Vera Breslin, Mary Mc Gill, Bernadette Mc Devitt, Annmarie Cunningham, and Bernie Fitzpatrick won € 100 each. Nancy Dorrian, Brigid Mc Cabe, Frosses, Denise Campbell, Anne Quinn, E. Langan, Susie Cunningham, Mary Mc Mahon, Fiona Gallagher, Mary Bonner and Joseph Martin won € 50 each. Anne Furey and Anne Byrne won € 25 each.

The Late Sonny Hanlon
The death took place peacefully at his home in Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, on Monday 2nd May 2011 of Sonny Hanlon formerly of Tullyard Glenties. His Remains were brought to the Parish Church, Church Road, Glenties on Wednesday afternoon. Rev. John Deane and Rev. Michael Classon conducted the Funeral Service and officiated at the graveside. Burial took place in the adjoining graveyard after the Service. Sonny is survived by his son, Louie, daughter-in-law Joan, brother, Richard, sister-in-law, Susan, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His wife Annie died in January 2006 and his brother, Willie died in December 2010. Three other brothers, Tom, Alec and Charlie and two sisters, Bella and Cathy also predeceased him. Sonny was the eldest of the family and Alec and Bella were twins.

Rector’s Challenge – Charity Cycle
It’s that time of year again! The Rector’s Challenge begins in Glencolmcille going via Ardara, Glenties, Portnoo and finishing in Lettermacaward on Saturday 28th May. Proceeds of the cycle go to the Church of Ireland and the Tidy Towns. Registration is in Glencolmcille at 11 a.m. sharp. For more details ring Ella on 9551295 or Mairead on 9551904.

Community Employment Scheme
General workers wanted for Community Employment Scheme in Glenties, which is commencing in mid June. Eligibility criteria for Fás schemes apply. Enquiries to 086 1209524.

Thanks
The Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver wish to thank all those who contributed to their recent Church Collection. A total of € 1,533.32 was raised. The money will be used to help those who are dying and street children in the Third World.

Glenties Notes 3rd February 2011

New Arrival
Congratulations to Olivia and Eamon Oates, Sligo on the birth recently of their third child, a baby brother (Conal) for Erin and Maria.  Olivia is a daughter of Christy and Una Hegarty, Mullantyboyle, Glenties.

U21 County Champions
Well done to our U/ 21 GAA team, who are county champions for the fourth time having defeated St. Michael’s on Sunday last in Letterkenny.

Collection
The Church Gate Collection taken up recently in aid of the Lourdes Invalid Fund amounted to € 495.76.  Thank you to all who donated so generously.

Glenties Community Playgroup
Glenties Community Group would like to thank everyone who donated items and who sold tickets for the Christmas Hamper Draw.  Congratulations to the six prize winners of the draw.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 25th January were – Rosaleen Melly won the Jackpot of € 400.  Nancy Gallagher, Patricia Molloy, Patsy Martin, A. Martin, Dungloe, Nora Gallagher, Denise Campbell, Moira Gallagher, Brigid Mc Cabe, Frosses and John Boyle won € 100 each.  Eileen Gallagher, Bella Boyle, Bernie Mc Devitt, Kitty Ward, Rose Molloy, Mary Mc Gill, Bridie Boyle, Teresa Molloy, Bid Fletcher, Rosemary Whelan, Shaun Maloney and Bridie Doherty won € 50 each.  Teresa Sweeney and Bridie Boyle won € 25 each.

Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland
The Church Gate Collection in aid of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland will take place at all Masses next weekend.  This collection helps to provide respite for the almost 2,200 families living with Alzheimer’s in Donegal.

Care of the Aged Committee A.G.M.
The A.G.M. of the Care of the Aged Committee takes place on Monday 7th February at 7.30 p.m.

Glenties Notes 7th October 2010

County Champions
Congratulations to the Boys in Blue who, last Sunday evening, 3rd October 2010, for the second time, brought the Dr. Maguire Cup to Glenties.  Well done to them and to everyone who helped them get this far.  A huge cavalcade of cars accompanied them on their way home and bonfires were lit along the road.  A few stops had to be made, as people were out in Brockagh, Fintown and other areas to greet them.  Another crowd gathered in the town to welcome them.

Mary Quinn Memorial Cup
Aoife Mc Donnell, Captain of the Ladies Team, who won the All Ireland Ladies Intermediate Final and some of her team mates, brought the Cup to her home town on Tuesday.  They visited Scoil Mhuire, where she got her Primary education and St. Columba’s Comprehensive School where she received her Secondary education.  They also visited the Day Centre in Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent.  Later in the evening most of the team were in town, where they received a tremendous reception.  A very large crowd was there to greet them and congratulate them.

Walsh / Dooley Wedding
Tara Dooley and Neil Walsh were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 25th September 2010.  Fr. Nigel O’ Gallachóir Dungloe officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass.  Tara is a daughter of John and Adele Dooley, Narin Road, Glenties and Neil is a son of Danny and Mary Walsh, Sheskinarone, Dungloe.  Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Deborah, Colleen and Tamahine Dooley were her bridesmaids.  Danny Walsh, brother of the groom was bestman.  Enda Walsh, cousin of the groom and Conor Dooley, brother of the bride were groomsmen.  Sarah Walsh, niece of the groom was a flowergirl.  Readings were by Karl, brother of the bride and Bella Ward, friend of the bride and groom.  Lorraine Furey, Mairéad Costello, Julie Mc Namara, Sharon O’Sullivan, Jane Quinlisk, Deirdre O’Donnell and Jacinta Furey, friends of the bride read Prayers of the Faithful.  Adele Dooley, mother of the bride and Rosie O’ Donnell, cousin of the groom brought the Gifts to the Altar.  A friend of the bride Joetto Schalla from the U.S.A. read a Reflection after Communion.  Music and singing was by Cliodhna Henna.  The reception was held in the Mill Park Hotel, Donegal Town and the honeymoon was spent in Tunisia.

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 28th September were – Christine Mc Cool won the Jackpot of € 400.  May Kennedy, Ann Mc Hugh, Breege Gallagher, Michael Mc Ginley, Sandra Moore, Sarah Mc Glynn, Margaret Murray, Mary Ellen Bonner, Nan Doherty and Leticia Doherty won € 100 each.  Christine Mc Cool, Sean Carr, Kathleen Boyle, Nora Gallagher, Sally Mc Guigan, Maura Mc Geehan and Kathleen Griffin won € 50 each.  Mary Mc Mahon, May Kennedy, Nora Mc Hugh and James Gallagher won € 25 each.  Bridie Boyle, Pauline Mc Geehan and Joseph Martin won € 20 each.

Confirmation
The Sacrament of Confirmation for the Parish of Iniskeel will be administered for 5th & 6th Classes in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 10th April 2011 at 11 a.m.

Annie Behan
The death took place at the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny of Annie Behan, Ard Patrick, Glenties on Friday 24th September 2010.  Her Remains were brought home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday.  Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass at 12.30 p.m.  Readings and Prayers of the Faithful were by Annie’s grandchildren.  Her son John and daughter Breid brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by Pat and John F. O’Donnell and Ben and Laura Craig.  Burial took place in the New Graveyard.  Annie is survived by daughters, Eileen, Marie, Ann and Breid, one son John, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.  Her husband Tommy predeceased her 37 years ago.  Three brothers, Barney, James and Patrick also predeceased her.

Charlie Browne
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Monday 27th September 2010 of Charlie Browne, (native of Daraghan), Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties.  His Remains were brought to his daughter’s home on Tuesday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday morning.  Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass at 11 a.m.  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 and Sinead Finn.  Burial took place in the New Graveyard.  Charlie is survived by his wife, Ann, daughter, Mary, son, John, sister, Mary, grandchildren, in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Valerie Goldie
The death took place of Valerie Goldie nee Gildea, Derby, U.K. formerly of Mill Road, Glenties on Wednesday 22nd September 2010 after a courageous battle against cancer. Daughter of the late Sofia & Phonsie Gildea, Mill Road. Valerie is survived by her partner Ralph, her son David, his partner Chantal & grandson Kieran, sisters Fidelma & Marina, brothers Martin & Neilly & their families, sister-in-law Eileen & family of her late brother John. The funeral took place on Friday 1st Oct 2010 at St Thomas Church, Ilkeston Derby, followed by cremation at Bramcote Crematoriam. Her ashes will be scattered on the family grave in The New Graveyard, Glen Rd, Glenties. Date to be arranged. Sincere sympathy is offered to all the family & friends.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to the Byrne family, Maas on the death last week in England of their brother, Danny; also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to James, Glen Road, John, Church Road and Eddie Gallagher, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties on the death of their aunt, Philomena Maguire, Edergole, Ardara, which took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Friday 1st October 2010; also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the nieces, nephews and all the relatives and friends of Terence Byrne (formerly of Kilraine, Glenties), who died in England last week.

Christmas Lights – Halloween Ball
The Annual Halloween Ball to help fund the Glenties Christmas Lights is less than three weeks away, so it is time to get your thinking caps on and get your costumes ready for the Fancy Dress Ball.  It will take place again this year in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 24th October.

Playgroup / Afterschool
The New Afterschool Club is now open.  Homework Club, Stained Glass, Cooking and T-Shirt Printing, Various Indoor / Outdoor Games and Activities are also available.  To book call us now on 074-9551907.  (Detailed brochure of activities in local shops for October).  Price per hour session is € 3.40.  Discounted price is € 1.70.

Playschool
If your child was born between 2nd February 2006 and 30th June 2007 Free Playschool places are still available for morning session.  For further information contact Bridie Tel. 074-9551907.

Warmer Homes Scheme
The MFG Warmer Homes Scheme funded by SEAL provides attic and cavity wall insulation to all private households in receipt of fuel allowance living in Glenties and Ardara.  Referrals are also accepted from all health professionals, MABS or St. Vincent de Paul.  This is a free service.

Glenties Variety Concert
Local talent is required for a variety concert to be held in the Highlands Hotel on November 12th.  Anyone out there, young or not so young who would like to take part, don’t be shy call Brigid on 9551824 today.

Christmas Market in Glenties
There will be a Christmas market held in the Highlands Hotel on the 12th and 19th December 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  We are hoping to provide a range of home baked goods, art, crafts, homegrown produce, knitwear, etc.  Anyone wishing to book a stall and sell their goods should attend the meeting in the Highlands Hotel on Thursday 7th October at 7 p.m. or contact the following for more details:- Belinda Boyle – 087 9102157, Julie Dawson – 086 0744489, Catherine Nethercoat – 085 7771160 or Rosa Flannery – 087 7751870.