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Glenties Notes 24th February 2017

Message from the McDyer Family
We are holding a ‘Remembrance of Martin’ Fundraising Coffee Evening to raise funds for The Donegal Hospice in our home at Meenahalla immediately after Martin’s 3rd Anniversary Mass which takes place in St Connell’s Church at 7:30p.m. on Friday 24th February.  Everyone most welcome.

Mary’s Meals
Mary’s Meals will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend.

Church of Ireland Fundraising Dance
It’s almost time folks! Get your dancing shoes on and join us for a brilliant night of dancing and craic in Elliot’s Lounge, Lettermacaward  on Saturday 25th February at 9p.m.  All proceeds in aid of the Church of Ireland, Lettermacaward.  Music on the night by B & J Sound with prizes for the best jivers and dancers.  Usual Door Prize with Mega Raffle so come along and bring your friends.  Everyone welcome!

Get Fit During Lent
The Bayview Hotel and Leisure Centre has an amazing offer for anyone aspiring to ‘Get Fit’ during Lent.  €40 for 40 days membership of the Leisure Centre – available on 1st March only.  Call 074 9732567 for more details.

Údarás na Gaeltachta Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta
Tá Údarás na Gaeltachta ag tairiscint Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta i réimse leathan ceirdeanna gur fiú níos mó ná €2000 an ceann iad d’iarrthóirí le cáiliocht mar cheardaí a bhaint amach.  Is d’iarrthóirí Gaeltachta le Gaeilge líofa na scoláireachtaí seo.  Tuilleadh eolais agus foirm iarratais ar fáil ach glaoch ar: 091 503139 nó 091 503121 nó suíomh idirlín an Údaráis.  Ní mór foirm iarratais a bheith ar ais roimh 03/03/2017.

Paul Dawson’s MS Fundraising
A Pub Quiz will take place in the Glen Tavern, Glenties on Friday 3rd March at 9p.m.  Teams of 4 – €5 per person.  Prize for the ‘smartest’ team! Lots of raffle prizes also.  All proceeds going towards Paul’s fundraising campaign.  So get your brains in gear and come along and prove how smart you really are!

A reminder also that the Car Boot Sale takes place at the Dolmen Centre from 2p.m to 4p.m. on Saturday 4th March so why not have a good clear out and make some money for this very worthy cause.  Tea/coffee and cakes available on the day.  Tables are booking up fast so contact Ann on 087 2243975 as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Glenties Community Development Group
We are pleased to announce that this year Glenties will be having a parade on St Patrick’s Day – with a twist!  The difference in this year’s parade is that it will take place at 12:01a.m.  Yes, that’s right folks – one minute past midnight which will make it the first parade in Ireland on St Patrick’s Day 2017.  The decision was made to hold the parade at this time as it was proving impossible to secure any marching bands at any other time during the day as they had already been snapped up by other established event holders throughout the county.  We have managed to secure 4 bands and they are delighted with the idea of a midnight parade.  We have a large amount of floats taking part which will all be illuminated together with the marching bands and fancy dress participants for greater effect and in addition we will be turning the town green for the night to create an amazing green extravaganza for everyone.  Your support in such events is always paramount, so get your thinking caps on (green ones preferred) and get involved in what promises to be a big bright green spectacle for all to enjoy!

Glenties Community Centre Bingo
€25 Winners: Mary Kennedy,Vera Breslin, Rose Boyle, Lisa Coughlan, Claire Keeney, Brid Gallagher
€35 Winners: Margaret Bonner, Rose Boyle, Nellie Doherty
€50 Winners: Dim Melly, Denise Maguire, Bridie Gallagher, Patsy Martin, Lauren Furey, Denise Furey, Anthony Burke, Annie Gallagher, Mary Mc Dermott, Patricia Molloy
€60 Winner: Ann Timoney
€100 Winners: Sally Mc Hugh, Grainnie Mc Keown, Evelyn Doherty, Rosaleen Doherty, Ann Bonner, Rose Boyle, Mary Ward. Sally Mc Guigan
€300 Winner: Eileen Gallagher

Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9pm. Jackpot €5200 on 45 numbers or less if not won €300 will be paid out, €100 a house, €50 a line.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE Scheme has a vacancy for Horticultural workers, Museum workers, C.E criteria applies.  C.E workers can avail of training to enable them to upskill while on CE scheme.To apply for the above please email glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie or telephone 087 9695053 for further information

Snooker Room now open from 6p.m – 10p.m.

Yoga Classes Wednesday from 6:5pm – 7:45pm. For more information contact
087 9667142.

Tia Chi returns on Wednesday 01st March 8pm to 9:30pm.

Donegal Kung Fu for adults and children.  For further details and cost, please contact Mark Kinsella 086 3665495 or email:marktkinsella@yahoo.co.uk

Parent & Toddler Group – Monday mornings from 10a.m to 12 Noon.

Recent Bereavement
The recent death took place peacefully at his home of Thomas Gallagher, Clontarf, Dublin.  Thomas is the son of John and Cathy Gallagher (John is a native of the Glen Road) and loving brother of Aoife and Amanda and will be sadly missed by his family, grandmother Kathleen, relatives and friends to whom we extend sincere sympathy.  Thomas was laid to rest in Glasnevin Cemetery on Thursday 16th February following Requiem Mass in St Gabriel’s Church in Clontarf.

Pilgrimage from Knock to New York
A special Pilgrimage from Knock to New York will take place from 8th to 14th May, flying directly from Ireland West Airport, Knock to J.F.K. International Airport, New York.  The Pilgrimage will offer the chance to be a part of a memorable and historic trip which will include Requiem Mass on Saturday 13th at old St Patrick’s Cathedral, for the re-interment of the remains of John Curry, the youngest of the Knock Witnesses.  Mass will be celebrated by his Eminence Cardinal Dolan.  If you would like to find out more, or make an enquiry, please contact the tour operators: Joe Walsh Tours on 01 2410800 or email: bronwyn.clinton@joewalshtours.ie

Monastic Contemplative Life Discernment Weekend (Friday 10th to Sunday 12th March)
Dominican Contemplative Nuns welcome single young women (aged 20 to 40) to their retreat house and offer the opportunity to experience their Life of Prayer: Liturgy, Eucharistic Adoration, Talks, Sisters’ testimonies, Lectio Divina, Question Time, Food and Fellowship.  Those who cannot come for the full weekend are welcome to join us on Saturday 9:30a.m. to 7p.m.  Early booking is advisable as places are limited.  Venue: Siena Monastery, The Twenties, Drogheda, Co Louth. Contact Sr Breda OP – email: siena3@eircom.net or phone 041 9838524. www.dominicannuns.ie

100th Anniversary of the Fatima Aparitions
Raphoe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima takes place from 10th July 2017.  Flights from Dublin, 7 nights Hotel Avenida.  €764 plus insurance €25 per person,  For full details contact Geraldine Shovlin on 087 2820946.

Naomh Conaill CLG
Naomh Conaill are delighted to announce the return of their very successful ‘Come Dine with Me’.  This year’s event takes place on St Patrick’s Day / evening (Friday 17th March) and afterwards in Kennedy’s Bar.  All proceeds from a raffle on the night will be donated to the Paul Dawson MS Fundraising Appeal.  Kennedy’s Bar has kindly sponsored a very attractive prize to be drawn among the hosts only. Full details are available on the club’s Facebook page.  Contact Vinny – 087 1770243, Martin – 086 8656312 or Rosaleen – 087 6235023.

Local Notes Contact Details
Please forward items for inclusion in the Glenties Democrat Notes to glentiesdemocratnotes@gmail.com or leave handwritten notes into Ann Bonner at Glenbrook Embroidery before 5p.m. on a Tuesday evening.

Glenties Notes 8th February 2017

Message from Maria Rafferty
“A sincere Thank You to the people of Glenties and Edeninfagh for their generous donations to the Crib Collection.  It is much appreciated and will be used to ease the economic difficulties and terrible poverty of the people of Jimma in South West Ethiopia.  Life there has been very hard in recent times.  We have also helped a Franciscan move to set up camps for refugees in their terrible plight from war torn countries.  Also from ‘Shop and Share’ we have supported needy people in Ireland especially the homeless.  We have sent money to Focus Ireland and to Brother Kevin for his work for the hungry and needy in Dublin.  We are contributing monthly to the Youth of the parish by supporting ‘The Hub’.  All this is possible because of the generosity of the Crib project and because we are continuously heartened by the support given to the shop by volunteers, Olive, people who supply us and people who buy.  Do call in and say “Hello”.  Many thanks from Maria and the team.

Church of Ireland
There will be a fundraising dance in aid of the Church of Ireland, Lettermacaward in Elliot’s Lounge on Saturday 25th February.  Music by B & J Sound.  Good music for jiving, waltzing etc.  As well as usual door prize and rather large raffle, we have prizes for best jivers and dancers on the night.  Come along and bring your friends.  Everyone welcome!

Parents’ Association of Kilkenny NS
The Parents’ Association of Kilkenny NS are holding a Cake Sale after 7:30pm Mass on Saturday 11th February and after Mass on Sunday 12th February in the Market Hall to raise much needed funds for the school.  There will be lots of cakes and treats on sale on both days.  Please come along and support our school.

Enrolment – Kilkenny NS
Enrolment Forms are available for Junior Infant Class starting September 2017. You can contact the school at 074 9544270 or kilkennyns@gmail.com

Enrolment – Scoil Mhuire
Enrolment packs for Scoil Mhuire for the school year 2017/2018 will be available for collection from the Secretary’s Office from today (Thursday 9th February). Forms to be completed and returned to the school by Thursday 23rd February.

Church Gate Collection
Donegal Special Olympics will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend.

Glenties Community Playgroup Limited
Applications are invited for the following position: Childcare Worker.  This is a temporary position, approximately 12 hours per week.  The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of FETAC Level 5 qualification, relating to Early Childhood Care and Education, have experience of working in a childcare service, good interpersonal communication and I.T. skills.  Good knowledge and experience of policy related issues in the childcare sector.  Understanding and knowledge of working with children with additional needs.  Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of information supplied in their application form, to be received no later than 5pm on Tuesday 14th February 2017.  Requests for Application Forms directly from: glentiesplaygroup@eircom.net  Childcare Worker Interview Panel.  We are an equal opportunities employer.

Fintown Harps Underage Training
Training begins on Saturday – U12 10am to 11:30am (Contact Mark 085 7200418), U14 11am to 12:30pm (Contact Martin 086 8656312), Sunday U8 11:30am to 12:30pm, U10 12:45pm to 1:45pm (Contact John 086 1600497, U16 1pm to 2:30pm (Contact Pat 087 1325255).

Naíonra Bhaile na Finne
Enrolment Forms are now available at the Naíonra for the 2017/2018 Naíonra Year.  For further information ring the Naíonra on 087 6347972 or Caitlin 074 9546930.  Bus available to pick up and drop off.

World War One Commemoration Project 2017
Congratulations to Joshua Perraton, a 5th year student in St Columba’s Comprehensive School who won an essay competition and was chosen to be one of 15 students from the island of Ireland to participate in a joint project with 15 German students in the summer of 2017.  Joshua spent Saturday last – 4th February in the National Museum, Collin’s Barracks meeting up with the other 14 students from all parts of Ireland, North and South. The trip takes place from June 20th to 24th and all 30 students will research the lives of soldiers from their countries who died in the war and consequently share their stories on the website www.myadoptedsoldier.com

Glenties Musical Theatre
Tickets are currently on sale for the Glenties Musical Theatre’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s, Oklahoma which will be staged in the Glenties Community Centre for four nights – Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February at 8pm nightly.  Tickets available to buy in the Glenties Cope or bookings can be secured by phoning 087 0990609.

Sr. Immaculata (Mary) Coughlan R.I.P.
The recent death took place at Letterkenny University Hospital of Sr Immaculata Coughlan.  Sr Immaculata was born in Kinsale, Co Cork in 1928 and came to Ballyshannon to the Sisters of Mercy in 1947.  She first worked as a Primary School teacher in The Rock, Ballyshannon and in Donegal Town.  During this time, she trained as a Speech and Drama teacher and worked with many students in both Ballyshannon and Glenties.

One of her great loves was music and in particular the organ.  She was the organist in The Rock, Ballyshannon and in later years here in Glenties.

Sr. Immaculata also loved flowers and was somewhat of an expert at flower arranging.  A talent she put to good use in the church in Glenties creating miraculous displays from just one blossom and a handful  greens!  It was one of the saddest times for her when she had to give up her beloved tasks – the music, the flowers and teaching due to failing health.

In more recent years, Sr. Immaculata resided in Dr. McCloskey Crescent where she was surrounded by wonderful people who assisted her and tended to her daily needs.  A special word of appreciation goes to the staff of the Day Care Centre, the Community Nurses and of course, her friends of many years who came and visited her regularly.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Sr. Immaculata’s own family, her sister Breda (Kinsale), her nieces Elmarie and Breege, nephew John and her grand-nephews Johnny and Michael.

She considered Glenties to be her home.  She absolutely loved it here and her one wish was to live out the remainder of her life here.  Thankfully, her wish was granted.  She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Glenties Notes 18th February 2015

The Late Danny Kennedy:
The death place in Kent, England of Danny Kennedy, formerly of Gortnamucklagh, Glenties. His Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday 13th February and burial took place in the New Graveyard, after Requiem Mass, celebrated by Fr. Gerard Cunningham, assisted by Fr. Pat Prendergast on Saturday 14th. Fr. Gerard is a nephew of Danny’s late wife, Rosie, who predeceased him 25 years ago. Danny is survived by two daughters, Bridie and Una, one son Joseph and his wife, Marie, grandson, Kieran, brother, Hugh, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His sister, Bridie and brother Paddy also predeceased him.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Margaret Rodger and family, Main St. Glenties, on the death of Margaret’s sister, Teresa Coyle, Brockagh, which took place recently.

Sincere sympathy is extended to John Mc Cann, Principal, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, on the recent death of his mother, Jean Mc Cann, which took place in Belfast.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Johnny Farren and family, The Rock, Glenties on the death of Johnny’s mother in Dungiven, recently.

Bingo Winners:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties, on Tuesday 10th February were – €20 Winners – Micheal Langan, Margo Gallagher and Julia Mc Guire; € 25 Winners – Brown Kid, Kathleen Boyle, Bernie Martin and Claire Keeney; € 40 Winner – Rosaleen Melly; € 50 Winners – Mary Mc Dermott, Margaret Gallagher, Julia Molloy, Mary Gavigan, Philomena Mc Callog, Kathleen Griffin, Tara Kennedy, Patsy Martin, Ann Maire Gillen and Ann Doherty, €100 Winners – Kathleen Griffin, Paddy Gill, Maggie O’ Donnell, Philomena Mc Callog, Mary Mc Dermott, Annie Boyle, Brenda Reid, Rosaleen Melly and Norah Gallagher; €300 Winner – Terence Breslin.

Church of Ireland Dance:
The Annual Church of Ireland Dance will be held in Elliott’s Bar on Saturday 21st February; starting at 9p.m. Music is by George Bustard. Refreshments will be served. Come along for a good night’s craic! .

First Holy Communion:
Children from Scoil Mhuire, St. Riaghan’s, Drimnacrosh and KilkennyN.S. will receive their First Holy Communion at 11.00 a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 25th April.

Enrolment at Kilkenny N.S.:
Parents wishing to enrol their child at Kilkenny N.S. Glenties for September 2015 are invited to call to the school for an Enrolment Form. For further information please contact the school ‘ 9544270.

Mindfulness:
This 6-week course is an introduction to the practice of mindfulness. Starting Wednesday 25th February 7.30 p.m.– 9.00 p.m. in the Day Care Centre, Dr. McCloskey Crescent, Glenties. You will learn simple techniques to live in the present relax and manage stress.

Enrolment at Scoil Mhuire:
Enrolment packs for Scoil Mhuire for school year 2015 / 2016 will be available for collection from the secretary’s office from Tuesday 24th February. Forms to be completed and returned to the school by Tuesday 3rd March.

Glenties Notes 18th July 2014

U/14 Football:
Congratulations to the U / 14 Girls who won the County Final when they beat Termon recently in O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny.

Best wishes to the U / 14 Boys who are through to the County Final after winning the Regional Final and beating Buncrana in the County Semi-Final.

Water Safety Weeks 2014:
The annual Water Safety Weeks will take place in Narin and Portnoo during the weeks of Monday 28th July to Friday 1st August and Monday 4th to Friday 8th August. The aim of these weeks is to increase awareness of all aspects of sea swimming and water safety. All levels of beginners and swimmers are welcome; under the supervision of qualified instructors they will work towards a suitable certificate awarded by Irish Water Safety. Registration for all will take place at the beach at 9 a.m. on Monday 28th July and Monday 4thAugust, and a timetable will be given to the parents then.

Piano – thon and Concert for Hospice:
On Sunday 27th July the Music Students of Anne Mc Dwyer are taking part in a “Piano – thon” to raise money for The Donegal Hospice. This is taking place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties, from 10 a.m. through to 6 p.m. All the students will be taking part and playing the piano throughout the day. Admission is by donation so feel free to drop in. In the evening, there will be a more formal concert at 8 p.m., with performances by past and present senior students with a raffle at the interval. Admission is € 10.

Chiropody Clinic:
Chiropody Clinic in Glenties Day Centre on Monday 21st July, for an appointment 087 1417180.

The Donegal Hospice Church Gate Collection:
The Donegal Hospice Church Gate Collection, taken up recently in Glenties & Edeninfagh, amounted to € 572.07. Many Thanks for your contributions.

Annie Behan Memorial Walk / Run.
The Behan Family would like to Thank Everyone who helped in any way in organising or taking part in the Annie Behan Memorial Walk / Run. The amount raised was € 1, 737 for The Donegal Hospice.

Open Day at The Church of Ireland Glenties:
An Open Day at the Church of Ireland Glenties with Cake Sale and Tea Party will take place on Tuesday 22nd July from 11.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 8th July 2014 were – € 20 winners – May Kennedy, Rosaleen Durkan, Rose Mc Groary, Mary Boyle, Willie Mc Neilis and Mary Duffy; .€ 25 winners – Amanda O Conner, Charlie Quinn, Cathy Connell and Patricia Molloy, € 40 Winner – Patsy McDyer € 50 winners –
Bernadette McDevitt, Eimear Doherty, Liz Buckley, Adele Dooley, Browne Kid, Annie Boyle and Paddy Moore; € 100 winners – Fran Melly, Anne Doherty, Sandra Moore, M. Rothwell, Carmel Fitzgerald, Willie Mc Neilis, Sally McHugh, Adele Dooley, Clare Keeney and Margaret Gallagher; € 300 winner – Amanda O’ Conner.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in The Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 .00 p.m. .

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

CE Scheme: CE Scheme commencing on 22 / 09 / 2014. FAS criteria applies; contact 087 9695053 / 074 9557880 Monday to Friday office hours 9-12

Glenties Notes 25th July 2013

The Late Fr. John Mc Loone:
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Wednesday 17th July 2013 of Fr. John Mc Loone P.P. Frosses. His Remains were brought to the Parochial House, Frosses on Thursday evening and to the Church on Friday evening. Burial took place in the Church grounds after Requiem Mass at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning. A native of Glenties Fr. John was ordained in St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny in 1967. He served as a Curate in Tory Island from July 1967 – September 1968, in St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny from September 1968 – June 1982, in Clar from June 1982 – December 1988. He was Parish Priest in Frosses from January 1989. He is survived by two sisters, Sr. Anne Mc Loone, Ballybofey and Bried Boyle, Mullaghdubh, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended; sincere sympathy also to his loyal housekeeper. Irene Higgins. His sister Maura Mc Bride and brother Michael predeceased him.

Graveyard Masses:
Mass will be celebrated in Kilraine Graveyard this Thursday 25th July at 7.00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Sunday 11th August at 3.00 p.m.

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.

Naomh Conaill 5K:
The Naomh Conaill 5k Run / Walk takes place on Friday 9th August at 7 p.m. starting from the Clubhouse. Come out and support your local Club by running / walking or take along the buggy. Small kids are welcome to take their bikes to cycle along with a walker. Registration is from 6 p. m. There is ample parking and full changing / shower facilities. Tea and refreshments will be served immediately after the run / walk. A bouncy castle will also be on site to keep the children busy. Entry fee is € 8 for Adults and € 3 for under 16’s.

Church Gate Collection:
The Donegal Hospice Church Gate Collection, taken up recently in Edeninfagh, amounted to € 128.09. Many Thanks for your contributions.

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 €7500 on 45 numbers or less. If not won on the night € 300 will be paid out; in house draws. Faith Healer Michael Curran will be in the Glenties Community Centre every Monday night from 7-9 p.m. Snooker room is open from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. every day. Anyone who would like to book the Community Centre ring 087 2679321.
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. Fas criteria apply.

Simon Community Church Gate Collection:
North West Simon Community Church Gate Collection will be taken up next weekend. North West Simon Community works to prevent homelessness throughout County Donegal.

Donegal Hospice Church Gate Collection:
The Church Gate Collection taken up recently in aid of Donegal Hospice amounted to € 581.91. Many thanks for your contributions.

Water Safety Weeks at Narin / Portnoo:
Irish Water Safety Weeks 2013 ~ this year there will be two Water Safety Swim Weeks held in Narin – Portnoo. The dates are 29th July to 2nd August and 5th to 9th August. Swim Classes will take place at Narin Strand, and Water Safety Classes will be held off the Pier in Portnoo. Everyone is welcome for what is always a great experience of sea swimming, with excellent instructors, and good opportunity for young people to work for another Water Safety Badge. Registration will take place on Monday 29th at 10 a.m. at the beach and all information about times of classes etc. will be given then.

Glenties Notes 18th July 2013

New Arrival:
Congratulations to Nicola and Neil Bonner, Naomh Connaill Close, Glenties, on the birth on Monday 8th July 2013 of their third child – a baby sister (Lily), for Megan and Noah.

County Champions:
Congratulations to our U / 14 boys who defeated St. Eunan’s in the County Final on Wednesday 10th July 2013 in Ballybofey.

Water Safety Weeks at Narin / Portnoo:
Irish Water Safety Weeks 2013 ~ this year there will be two Water Safety Swim Weeks held in Narin – Portnoo. The dates are 29th July to 2nd August and 5th to 9th August. Swim Classes will take place at Narin Strand, and Water Safety Classes will be held off the Pier in Portnoo. Everyone is welcome for what is always a great experience of sea swimming, with excellent instructors, and good opportunity for young people to work for another Water Safety Badge. Registration will take place on Monday 29th at 10 a.m. at the beach and all information about times of classes etc. will be given then.

Collection:
The Irish Cancer Society Collection amounted to € 800.60. Thanks to all those who contributed.

Heart Screening Programme:
The Primary Care Centre in Glenties is commencing a Heart Screening Programme aimed at men and women aged 60 years and over. Please ring the Centre on 9551330 to arrange an appointment. This service is free to medical card holders.

“Shop N Share”
We would like to update all our wonderful supporters on what is happening with our elected charity in Jimma Ethiopia. Thanks to the continued efforts of our staff and supporters we continue to send € 1,000 monthly to Semaria Social Rehabilitation Centre – Because of the steady money, the government there has finally allocated a plot to build a centre for the Street Children. More information on this and the work in general is available on our Facebook page entitled Shop N Share for Ethiopia and on a new website www.semariasrc.org/ We are the only donor so far for this worthy charity and Glenties is honoured and blessed in Jimma. Please continue the great work and pop in now to avail of our Sale which starts Monday for a week. God bless and Thank you from Maria and team!

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 9th July 2013 were – € 25 winners – Mairead Gallagher, Brown Kid, Cathy Connell, Mickey Doherty, Shane Breslin and Gracie O’Hara; €50 winner – Bernadette Cunningham, Patsy Martin, Geraldine Jordan, Maura O’Donnell, Kathleen Boyle, Breege Roarty, Paula Hegarty, Mary Gazley, Bernadette Brown and Gracie O’Hara; € 100 winners – Paddy Gill, Anne-Marie Cunningham, Faye Moore, Maura O’Donnell, Bridie Boyle, Kathleen Boyle, Cathleen Kenny, Norah Phildy and Christine McCool; € 300 winner – Shaun Maloney.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9pm. Every line is € 50, every house is € 100. Jackpot, if not won, will be € 7400 on 45 numbers or less on the 23rd July. If not won on the night € 300 will be paid out. In house draws. Snooker room will be open every day from 10a.m. – 10 p.m..

Michael Curran Faith Healer will be in the Glenties Community Centre every Monday night from 7 p.m – 9 p.m.

Anyone wishing to book the Community Centre please ring 0872679321

Vacancy:
There is a vacancy on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C. E. scheme. Fás criteria apply. For more information phone ring 0879695053.

Church of Ireland 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 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.