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Glenties Notes 23rd June 2011

Charity Walk in aid of Donegal Hospice
A Walk in aid of Donegal Hospice will take place on Saturday 25th June. It will leave the Highlands Hotel at 10.45 a.m. taking in Doobin, Meenahalla, and Glen Road and back to the Highlands Hotel for light refreshments. Everyone is welcome. For more details contact Joe on 087 6766087.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 14th June were – Bernie Fitzpatrick won the Jackpot of € 400. Mamie Mc Geehan, Sally Mc Hugh, Sarah Mc Glynn, Breegín Keeney, Lettie Doherty, Liz Buckley, Annie Mc Ginley, Breege Gallagher, Rosbeg and Annie Mc Ginley won € 100 each. Lisa Coughlan, Bernadette Mc Glynn, Rose Mc Fadden, Liz Buckley, Teresa Molloy, Liz Buckley, Majella Boyle, Dim Melly, Kathleen Mc Cabe, Binbane, Michael Langan and Packie Sweeney, Rosbeg won € 50 each. Abbie Bonner won € 30.

“Cash for Clobber”
Scoil Mhuire will be having their final “Cash for Clobber” collection for this school term here in the school on Friday 24th June. They are collecting – unwanted clothing for adults and children; paired shoes, hats and scarves, handbags and belts, curtains and linens. For each bag the school collects they will receive € 4. Scoil Mhuire would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout the year.

The Playground Committee would like to thank everyone who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection. The amount collected was € 714.

Universal Song
An evening of Uplifting Music and Song will take place in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 26th June at 7 p.m. The programme will present songs and music to uplift the soul, performed by, Parish of Glenties Youth Choir, Scoil Chonaill Bunbeg Choir, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, St. Conal’s, Kilclooney Choir and St. Bridget’s Choir, Lettermacaward. The concert will also feature performances by various Soloists, and promises to be a fantastic evening. Admission is by donation and all money raised will go to Letterkenny General Hospital’s Ophthalmic Department to help fund an OCT Scanner. This is a type of scanner which helps diagnose early eye disease in people with diabetes, age related macular degeneration, and in glaucoma, and could prevent sight loss. It is a most worthy cause and we ask that you all come along and show your support. You are promised some top class entertainment.

Care of the Aged Collection
The Annual Care of the Aged Collection will be taken up next weekend, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June.

Mobile Heart Screening Service
Naomh Conaill are organising a Mobile Heart Screening Service on 9th July at the Club grounds. This Screening Service will be run by ‘Healthy Hearts Healthy Lives’- who provide cardiac screening to help prevent sudden deaths in young people who may have Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. Target Age Group: 14yrs – 35yrs (Places Limited). Cost is €45.00/ea (payable at time of booking). For bookings / Further Information contact: Martin Mc Dyer on 087 2789327 or Rosaleen Doherty on 087 6235023.

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.

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.

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 Bridge Club annual Cancer Charity night

Catherine Boyle presenting the Mrs. Annie Boyle Bridge Cup to John McClenaghan and Margaret Farren, Inishowen, the winners of the annual Cancer Bridge Charity night in the Highlands Hotel Glenties Also in the photo is Pat McLoone the President of the Glenties Bridge Club 2011

Cass O’Donnell, Dungloe, and Pat McLoone, Letterkenny, the President of the Glenties Club who were the runners up at the Glenties Bridge Club Cancer Charity Night 2011