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Naomh Conaill Notes 28th December 2011

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 4, 12, 20, 28. Next weeks jackpot is €2,700.

The club gave out its christmas prizes at the community centre bingo the winners were – Hamper Bridie Doherty Mill road. 9 prizes of €50 each – Margaret Brennan Doohill Ardara, Patsy Martin Church road, Bid Fletcher Ard Patrick, Catriona Gallagher Station House Glenties, Nabla Furey Ard Mc Gill, Sarah Mc Glynn Fintown, David Gallagher 7 The Rock Glenties and Sophie Connaughton 32 Clos Naomh Conaill.

Underage presentation for U-8’s, U-10’s & U-12’s is on Friday 30th December @ 6pm in the community centre.

The club is seeking applications for senior, reserve, 3rd & U-21 managers. Anyone interested can apply to the club secretary Patsy Furey before Friday 6th January 2012.

The clubs new jersey, DVD of Strictly come dancing 2011 & Donegal yearbooks are on sale in Inniskeel Co-Op.

Club membership for 2012 is €30 for adult and €10 for youth. There is also €100 membership which includes membership and entry into the weekly lotto

Glenties Notes 22nd December 2011

Mass
Mass on Christmas Eve will be celebrated at 9 p.m. in both Chapels – Glenties and Edeninfagh. Mass on Christmas Day will be celebrated at 9.30 a.m. in Edeninfagh and in Glenties at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. The 11a.m. Mass is a Family Mass and the children from the local schools will be participating.

Church Crib
The money collected in the collection box at the Crib will be donated to Maria Rafferty’s work in Ethiopia.

Message from Loreto Sister Mary Elizabeth Kirke – Peru Appeal
“Many thanks to the Edeninfagh and Glenties Community for the welcome and tremendous support you gave me during the past weekend. I was overwhelmed by the generosity of your response to my Peru Appeal. Between the collection and later donations it came to € 2,530. Know that all of you and your loved ones will be remembered often at our evening prayer in Lamud and in Lima, Peru. May God bless you always especially now during Advent and Christmastime.”

Bingo
Bingo takes place in the Community Centre, Glenties every Tuesday night at 9.00 p.m. Doors open at 8.00 p.m. Every Line is € 50, every House is € 100 and the Jackpot is € 400. New Year prizes will be given out on 27th December. Snooker Tables open every evening except Tuesday from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Committee would like to thank everyone for their continued support and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 13th December were – Marian Ward won the Jackpot of € 400. Anne Furey, Sarah Long, John O’ Donnell, Shaun Maloney, Michael Langan, Philomena Mc Gettigan, and Michelle Byrne won € 100 each. Isobel Mc Loone, Rosaleen Melly, Dim Melly, Mickey Herron, Anne Boyle, Ardara, Denise Maguire, Dim Melly, Peter Sweeney, Breege Gallagher, Anne White, Patricia Long, Charlie Mc Brearty, Rose Molloy, Hugh O’ Donnell and Mary Mc Gettigan won € 50 each. Brenda Byrne, Brown Kid and Hugo Mc Dyre won € 35 each.

Collections
The St. Vincent de Paul Church Gate Collection amounted to € 1,451. The Conference wish to thank everyone who donated so generously and also those who donated to our monthly collection during the year.

The Church Gate Collection for Epilepsy taken up in Edeninfagh amounted to € 103. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the collection.

Cake Sale, Tea Coffee / Day
The Staff of the Bank of Ireland, Glenties would like to thank all those who baked and donated to their Cake Sale, Tea / Coffee Day. A total of € 652 was raised for Make-A-Wish Foundation. Thank you all for your generosity.

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal
Hazel Barrett would like to thank everyone who supported the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal. Over 700 boxes were sent off from this area to needy children. Hazel is travelling to Moldova in January to deliver boxes so she will see first-hand the response from the children.

Glenties Notes 8th December 2011

Herron / Boyle Wedding
The marriage of Francis Herron and Patricia Boyle took place in St. Conal’s Church, Kilclooney on Saturday 26th November 2011. Fr. Philip Daly, Kilclooney assisted by Fr. Pat Prendergast, Glenties officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Francis is a son of Patrick and Bernadette Herron, Letterilly, Glenties and Patricia is a daughter of Jimmy and Philomena Boyle, Rosbeg. Her father gave the bride away and her sisters Caroline Carr, Marie Carr and Helen Boyle attended her. Michael Herron, brother of the groom was bestman. Conal Herron, brother and Micheal Brennan, cousin of the groom were groomsmen. Emily Herron was a junior bridesmaid and Lara Herron was a flowergirl. Readings were by Brigid Herron, sister of the groom and Brian Carr, brother-in-law of the bride. Catherine Watters and Cliona Boyle read Prayers of the Faithful. Philomena Boyle and Bernadette Herron, mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar. A Reflection was read by Peter Gallagher. Music and singing was by Deirdre Doherty. The reception was held in The Mill Park Hotel, DonegalTown and the honeymoon was spent touring.

Journey to the Manger
The Christmas story will never change. The message of hope, joy and love is still offered today, just as it has been over many centuries. The staff and children of Scoil Mhuire would like you to join them on Wednesday 14th December in St Connell’s Church, Glenties at 6.00 p.m. (Please note change of time) for an evening in which they re-enact the Journey to the Manger as they rediscover the meaning of Christmas and all it means. This will be followed by refreshments and a draw in Scoil Mhuire School Gym. Looking forward to seeing you all on what promises to be a wonderful night!

The John Giles Foundation 7 a Side Soccer Competition
The Boys and Girls of Scoil Mhuire won the Regional Finals of John Giles 7 a Side Soccer Competition. Unfortunately the boys lost in the County semi-finals, but the Girls went on to win their CountyFinal in Ballybofey on Thursday 1st December. Well done to the boys and girls who brought three lovely Trophies back to their school. This is the first time this competition was ever held.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 29thNovember were – Sarah Long, Fintown won the jackpot of € 400. Christine Mc Cool, Anne Whyte, Ardara, Anne Davison, Burtonport, Annie Deane, Kilcar, Denise Campbell, Rosaleen Melly, Cathy Connell and Breege Coyle won € 100 each. Denise Campbell, Anne Quinn, Mary Kennedy, Main Street, Rosaleen Gallagher Ardara, Emer O’ Donnell, Martin Mc Taggart, Yvonne Doherty, Michael Byrne, Naticha Dorerthy, Naticha Dorerthy, Naticha Dorerthy, Mc Devitt, Paddy Gallagher and Michael Dorerthy won € 50 each. Hugh Gallagher and Isabel Boyle won € 25 each.

Loreto Sister
Loreto Sister Mary Elizabeth Kirke, who is a niece of the late Eileen Kennedy, Kilraine, has been living in Peru, in the Andes of Amazonas Province, for almost six years. Sr. Elizabeth would like to make an appeal in some Churches such as in Glenties where she has roots or connections. She is involved with the people of many villages in this Northern part of Peru, who are anxious to plant trees and improve the level of agriculture in their areas, but who have no resources to help them to do this. Sr. Elizabeth will speak at all the Masses in Glenties next weekend and we will have a Special Bucket Collection for her Peru Appeal.

Preparation for Christmas
“You are invited to set aside an hour a week during the next few weeks of Advent to refresh yourself body and soul as you join in some quiet and reflective time here at The Convent in Gortnamucklagh on Thursday 8th, Wednesday 14th and Wednesday 21st at 8 p.m.”

Santa coming to Kilraine
GAP Tourism has invited Santa to the Gap Walking Trail (Bord na Mona site) on Saturday 10th December from 4.30 p.m. – 6. 00 p.m. Tickets are on sale in your local Post Office. Cost is € 10 for one child and € 25 for three of more. Any queries please contact Rosemary on 087 9692076.

Christmas Variety Concert
A Variety Concert, featuring a range of local talent will take place in the Community Centre, Glenties on Friday 9th December at 8 p.m. Admission is € 5. Proceeds are in aid of Glenties Community Action Group. Come along and enjoy a good night’s entertainment. More information here

Glenties Notes 6th October 2011

Friends of Letterkenny Hospital
The Friends of Letterkenny Hospital wish to thank everyone who contributed to their Annual Harvest Fair Day Collection. The amount raised was € 776.90.

Jiving Lessons
Jiving lessons started in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Monday 26th September at 9.00 p.m. Seamus Melvin is the dancing teacher. Everyone is welcome.

Glenties Community Centre
Bingo takes place every Tuesday night in the Community Centre, Glenties at 9 p.m. Every Line is € 50, every House is € 100 and the Jackpot is € 400. In house Draws also take place. Snooker every evening except Tuesday, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Bingo
The winners last Tuesday 27th September were – Mary Gallagher, Leitir won the Jackpot of € 400. Sharon Cunningham, Eileen Gallagher, Mary MacGill, Ann Marion Sweeney, Irene Langan, Fintown, Anna Cannon, Auveen Gallagher, Susie Connaghan, Killybegs, Margaret Cunningham, Killybegs and May Kennedy, Kilraine won € 100 each. Margaret Murray won € 60. Gracie O’ Hara, Philomena Mc Callig, Ellen Anne Orphan, Gerry Doherty, P. Moore, Sally Mc Guigan, Fiona Boyle, Marian Ward, Patsy Martin, Denise Campbell and Annie Deane, Kilcar won € 50 each.

Vacancies
There are still some vacancies on the Community Employment Scheme in the Glenties area. FÁS criteria apply. Ring 087 2679321 for further information.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal
If you wish to take part in this worthwhile charity, leaflets are available in the local shops. Filled boxes can be left in Glenties Post Office. For further information contact Hazel Barrett on 0871390242.

Vacancy for Childcare Relief Worker
Qualification – Suitably qualified to Major award in Fetac Level 5 in Childcare, to include Special Needs (or equivalent) is essential. Preference will be given to those who possess Level 6 in Supervision in Childcare and Special Needs (or equivalent), Experience of working in a formal Childcare setting and an ability to be available to work flexible hours. Please apply with CV to the Manager of Glenties Community Playgroup Ltd. Glen Road, Glenties. Closing date Thursday 6th October 2011 at 5 p.m.

Collection
The Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection this weekend on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October.

Thanks
The Dungloe Branch of the Mental Health Association wishes to thank you for your generosity to their recent Church Gate Collection. The Total raised in Glenties was € 447.75.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 14th December 2010

The members finally got out on the links again last Sunday after a long hiatus due to snow and ice, and, after a chilly start, the large field enjoyed competing for the prestigious Christmas Hamper. Mark Diver proved triumphant on the day, pipping Jimmy Cunningham to the goodies with a five under par 68.

Barney Cunningham was the winner of last Friday’s senior outing with a score of 32 points and goes into the lead in the overall competition with just two competitions remaining. Paddy Boyle took the silver medal position, beating Michael Naughton on a break of tie with both on 30 points. Manus Boyle had the best score so far in the tournament when he carded an excellent 35 points in the previous 16 hole competition to win by 3 points from Joe Conneely. The top of the table in the overall competition shows Barney Cunningham 35; Paddy Boyle 31; Manus Boyle 29; Denis Carbery and Micheál McGinley on 28 each. The overall prize is counted on the winner of a weekly competition receiving 10 points descending to tenth place getting one point. Weather permitting we intend to have an outing on Friday, December 17th and the final outing and presentation of prizes is scheduled for Thursday, December 23rd with tee booked each day from 10a.m. to 11a.m.

A re-scheduling of events is required and the postponed Christmas Cracker will now be played on Wednesday, December 22nd. This free single stableford event will feature a shotgun start at 11a.m. and is closed to members. The Christmas Party will commence with music on that day at 4p.m., followed by a buffet and the presentation of hampers and turkeys won in November and December.

The Annual General Meeting will be held in the clubhouse on Wednesday, December 29th commencing at 5.30p.m. It will be preceded by an E.G.M. starting at 5p.m. in which the members will vote on the newly updated constitution. This document will be posted in the clubhouse from Wednesday, December 15th. The club’s financial report will also be displayed in the clubhouse from December 15th, along with the Nomination Sheet for Council and the Motions Sheet. All Full Members are invited to attend.

Results:
November 17: 1. John Molloy 33; 2. Raymond Gallagher, Castlehume 31; No twos;
November 24: 1. Micheál McGinley 36; 2. John McBride 35; 3. Packie McHugh 35; Twos: 6 balls
December 12: Christmas Hamper 1. Mark Diver 68; 2. Jimmy Cunningham 69; 3. Marty McGing 70 b.o.t.; Twos: 7 balls

Fixtures:
Sunday December 19: Mini Hamper, Single stableford, closed
Wednesday, December 22: Christmas Cracker, Free entry, Single stableford, closed, shotgun start at 11a.m., Christmas Party and Presentations to follow from 4p.m.

Glenties Notes 3rd November 2010

Kickboxing Classes
Kickboxing Classes for males and females will be held in the Gym behind Scoil Mhuire on Thursdays.  Junior classes will be held from 7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. and adult classes from 8.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.  € 4 per session.  Beginners are welcome.  For further information call Aoife at 087 1245587. 

Ladies Keep Fit Classes
Ladies Keep Fit Circuit Training classes (work out for the whole body) have started in Scoil Mhuire Gym on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Wear trainers and comfortable clothing.  Come along and enjoy getting fit. The cost is €5.

Glenties Variety Concert
A Variety Concert in aid of Glenties Church of Ireland will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Friday 12th November, starting at 8 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served after the concert, followed by dancing to George Bustard, so come along, support this worthy cause and have a good night out for only € 10. 

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre Glenties on Tuesday 26th October were – Mickey Herron, Glenties won the jackpot of € 400.  James Deane, Kilcar, Rose Mc Groarty, Frosses, Rosaleen Gallagher, Ardara, Norah Mc Hugh, May Decy, Margo Gallagher and Margaret Gallagher won € 100 each.  Anne Quinn, Jimmy Quinn, Brockagh, Anne Furey, Sandra Moore, Mickey Herron, Glenties, Maura Kilbane, Ardara, Annie Deane, Kilcar, Willie Mc Nelis, Cathlin Griffin, Sadie Sweeney, Nan Donaghy, May Farrell, Patricia Molloy, Sheila Ní Lúigh and Paddy Gill won € 50 each.  John Mc Loone, Mill Road, Nellie Maguire, Frosses, Hazel Staunton, Kilclooney, Norah Mc Hugh, Glenties and Sheila Ní Lúigh won € 20 each. 

Christmas Shoebox Appeal
 This is the last week for getting your shoebox in.  If you haven’t already got leaflets they are in local shops.  If any schools have boxes, and need them collected, contact Hazel Barrett on 087 1390242.  Boxes can be left at Boyle’s Service Station.  Thank you for supporting this worthy cause.

Glenties Notes 21st October 2010

Cash for Clobber
Scoil Mhuire N.S. Glenties is having a ‘Cash for Clobber’ collection on Thursday 21st October.  Filled bags (bin liner size) can be brought to the school until school closes on the day.  This is a good way to get rid of unwanted clothing, paired shoes, curtains, linens, old handbags and belts and is in keeping with the ‘Green Schools Initiative’.  The school will receive € 4 for each well filled bag, which will go towards school funds.  Your contributions are greatly appreciated.  For further information please contact the school at 074 9551521.

New Arrival
Congratulations to Bernie and Ronan Molloy, Mill Road, Glenties on the birth recently of their third child, a baby brother (Jack) for Hannah and Adam

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 12th October were – Rosaleen Melly won the Jackpot of € 400.  Brid Gallagher, Nan Doherty, Sally Mc Hugh, Paula Hegarty, Nancy Shovlin, Paddy Joe Gallagher, Rose Browne, Agnes Mc Mahon, Ann Kennedy and Mary Gallagher won € 100 each.  Bella Boyle, Ann Byrne, Hugh Gallagher, Elizabeth Buckley, Mary Furey, Josie Gallagher, Isobel Mc Loone, Carmel Doherty and John Molloy, Fintown won € 50 each.  Lettie Doherty, Margaret Murray, Helen Mc Dyre and Rosemary Whelan won € 25 each.

Thanks
Leo and Annette Mc Loone, all their family and bar staff at Leo’s Bar, Glenties would like to thank everyone for their support with the BBQ, which was held on August 1st.   € 2,000 was raised for the C.C.U. in Letterkenny Hospital.  Thanks to everyone who helped in any way to make it a success.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to John Melly and family, Glenties on the death last week of John’s sister, Sadie Mc Monagle, Boyoughter, Lettermacaward; also to all the relatives and friends.  Sadie and her husband Michael lived in Glenties for a number of years, where Roddy’s Bar is now.

Christmas Lights Halloween Ball
The Annual Halloween Ball in aid of the Christmas Lights will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 24th October.  Music is by Guilty of Rhythm.  Doors will open at 10 p.m.  Face Painting in the Hotel from 7 p.m.  There will be cash prizes for the best individual and group costumes.

Carnival Parade
The Carnival Parade will start from the Community Centre at 9 p.m.

Children’s Fancy Dress Parade & Family Fun Evening
On Saturday 23rd October there will be a family fun evening, with a Fancy Dress parade for the children from the Community Centre and afterwards to the Hotel ballroom for some Halloween treats.  There will be Face Painting in the hotel before the parade.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to John Melly and family, Glenties on the death last week of John’s sister, Sadie Mc Monagle, Boyoughter, Lettermacaward; also to all the relatives and friends.  Sadie and her husband Michael lived in Glenties for a number of years, where Roddy’s Bar is now.

Swimming Lessons in Ballyshannon
West Coast Cormorants are running an eight week session in Ballyshannon Leisure Centre, starting on Tuesday 2nd November.  This session offers swimming lessons for beginners, improvers and higher levels.  This is a valuable opportunity for children to work for an Irish Water Safety Swim Award.  Application forms will be available in the usual outlets in Glenties and Ardara and should be returned by Wednesday 20th October, no later than Friday 22nd October.  Costs will be kept to a minimum this year, at € 85 per child, including travel, pool and certificate.  Parents please note: this is a voluntary, community-run club and we need each of you to supervise the bus on one occasion during the term.  For further details, please contact 086 0782699.

Collection
Self Help Africa Church Gate Collection will be taken up before the Masses next weekend.

Parenting Course
A Positive Parenting Course will be held in St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, beginning on Wednesday 20th October.  The course will be run over a six week period, every Wednesday for two hours (excluding Wednesday 27th October- Mid Term Break) between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.  There will be a break for tea / coffee during each two hour session.  This course, which is delivered by the H.S. E. is open to all parents of Primary School Children and is free of charge.  Subjects covered are Communication, Self-Esteem, Resilience and Behavioural Issues.  Please contact the school at 9551591.

Friends of Letterkenny Hospital
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the collection on the Harvest Fair Day in Glenties.  The amount raised was € 643.72c.

Novena of Masses for the Dead
Every Mass from Tuesday 2nd November until Wednesday 10th November in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties and The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh will be a Mass for the Dead.  Special envelopes will be available at the door of the Church next weekend.

Coffee Morning
Edeninfagh N.S. will hold a Coffee Morning in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital tomorrow, Friday 22nd October, beginning at 10.30 a.m.  Donations will be accepted at the school on the day.  Everyone is welcome.

Fintown parish Bazaar
The Annual Bazaar will take place in Ballinamore School next Sunday 24th October at 2.30 p.m.  There will be some great prizes.  Your support would be much appreciated.

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.