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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 19th March 2014

Taiji Master Honour:
Congratulations to Charles J. Shovlin from Kilraine, Glenties, who is now a Master Instructor with the World Taiji Boxing Association (WTBA). Charles runs classes on the healing benefit of the ancient arts in the Community Centre, Glenties on Wednesdays from 8.00p.m. – 9.30 p.m.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre Glenties on Tuesday 11th March 2014 were – € 25 winners – Rose McGroarty and Margaret Gallagher; € 50 winners – Brenda Reid, Margaret Breslin, Majella Boyle, Kathleen Kenny, Renee McGeehan, Mary Kennedy, Anne Kennedy, Kathleen McGlynn, Phil Mc Kelvey, Breid Gallagher, Philomena Mc Callaig and Margaret Murray, €100 Winners – Bella Boyle, Pauline McGeehan, Lisa Coughlin, Philomena Mc Callaig, Bella Boyle, Jean Boyle, Mickey Herron, Isabelle McLoone and Brid Roarty; €300 winner – Sally McHugh.

“Do This In Memory”
The Parish Based Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion called -“Do This In Memory” will continue next Sunday – 23rd March at 11 a.m. Mass.

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Riaghan Byrne, daughter of Gerry and Bried Byrne, Ard Patrick, Glenties and Stephen Mc Hugh, son of Dermot and Nora Mc Hugh, Drimnacrosh, Glenties, who were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 15th March 2014. Fr. Adrian Gavigan officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Riaghan was attended by her sister Sinead, cousin Emma Goodwin and friend, Charlie Tierney. Her niece, Rachel Byrne was a flowergirl. The groom’s cousin James Mc Cormack was bestman and friends, Declan Boyle and Eddie Gallagher were groomsmen. The reception was held in Kee’s Hotel, Stranorlar.

Glenties Community Playgroup:
Glenties Community Playgroup is now taking names for children wishing to attend the Pre-School in September 2014. Children who were born between 2nd February 2010 and 30th June 2011 are entitled to one free pre school year. The Free Pre-School Year entitles each child to five 3 hour sessions per week. For all other children there are various discounts available. There will be a follow up Registration in May / June when parents will be asked to attend to formally register their child; children enrolled from 2 years / 10 months onwards.

There are still some spaces available in the Afterschool on a Thursday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Home Work Club, and Arts & Crafts. If you require any further information please feel free to contact Bridie Mc Cahill or Kellie Bennett 9551907.

Cycling Information Day:
Tír Chonaill GAP Cycling Club will be hosting an Information Day, in the Highland’s Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 23rd March from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. There will be stands catering for all aspects of cycling including Mountain Biking, Leisure Cycling, Bike Maintenance, Ladies Cycling, and Nutrition, to name a few. So for anyone thinking of making use of that bike in the garage, planning to get fitter, or do some exercising, come along on the day where admission is FREE.

Daffodil Day:
Friday 28th March is Daffodil Day Volunteers will be on the Main Street of Glenties looking for your support.

Church Gate Collection:
Cancer Care West Church Gate Collection will take place next weekend.

Glenties Notes 19th September 2013

Congratulations to Yvonne and Jim Mc Guinness, Kilkenny, Glenties, on the birth recently of their twins, two baby sisters for Toni Marie, Jimmy and Mark Anthony.

The Late John Gallagher:
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Tuesday 10th September 2013, of John Gallagher (Snr) Meenahalla, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning. Fr. Gerard Cunningham, C.C. Fintown celebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. .Music and singing were by John F. O’ Donnell. Burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard. He is survived by sons John and Neilie, daughters Mary and Bernadette, sister, Mary, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His wife Bridget predeceases him.

The Late John Boyle:
The death took place in Harbour Lights Nursing Home on Friday 13th September 2013 of John Boyle, Meenalargan, Glenties. His Remains were brought to Meenalargan on Saturday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday morning. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr. Gerard Cunningham. Music was by John F. O’ Donnell. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. John is survived by three brothers, Phil, Eamonn and Gerry and one sister, Mary, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His brother Paddy predeceased him some years ago.

Employment Project:
Glenties Care of the Aged Community Employment Project requires participants for its new scheme commencing in October. Application can be made in writing to Day Centre Glenties or by telephone to 087 1539018.

The winners at the Big Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties, on Tuesday 10th September 2013 were – € 50 winner – Mary Boyle; €100 winners – Bernadette Mc Devitt, Mrs. Mc Fadden, Mary Gallagher, Nora Gallagher, Sandra Moore, Faye Moore, Catriona Gallagher, Breege Boyle, Breidíin Keeney, Annie Boyle and Kitty McGlynn; .€150 Winners – Fiona Gallagher, Lisa Boyle; € 300 Winners – Mary Gallagher, Mary Gazley, May Kennedy, Dillon Murray, Jenny Sweeney, Vera Breslin, Mary Mc Daid, Anthony Burke and Amanda McConnell; The € 2,000 Jackpot winner was – Rosaleen Boyle.

Tai Chi Qigong Health Exercises with Charles Shovlin:
Classes starting in Glenties Community Centre from Wednesday 18th September; Time – 8.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.; Adults only. For further information contact Charles at 074 9551596 or

Tidy Towns:
A general worker is wanted for a Community Employment Scheme; Fás criteria apply, Please contact 086 120 9524 for further information.