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Glenties Notes 29th April 2011

The Late P. J. Mc Dyre
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital, on Saturday 16th April 2011 of P. J. Mc Dyre, Derries, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home on Sunday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday 13th. Fr. Pat Prendergast, Glenties assisted by Fr. Eamonn Mc Laughlin, Lettermacaward concelebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was also by a family member. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. P. J. is survived by his twin brother, Hugo, Main Street, his other brother, Eddie, Derries, with whom he lived and his sister Kitty Mooney, Doohill, Ardara, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Three brothers, Tommy, Barney and Dan predeceased him.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Fiona Carroll, The Rock, Glenties on the death of her brother, Ian Carroll, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary which took place last week.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Paddy O’Donnell, Mill Road and Seamie O’Donnell, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties on the death of their brother, Vincent; which took place last week in England; also to his sister Mary Sharpe, Clooney and all his other relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family of Owen Ward (Dubh), Mully, Glenties, who died as a result of an accident on Saturday last.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Margaret Quinn and family, Mill Road, Glenties, on the death of Margaret’s sister, Jennie Shovlin, which took place recently in England.

The Late John Sweeney
The death took place in Killybegs Hospital, on Friday 22nd April 2011 (Good Friday) of John (the Twin) Sweeney, Main St. Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home on Saturday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Monday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast P.P. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings and Prayers of the Faithful. Music and singing was by John F. and Pat O’ Donnell. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. John, who would have been 89 in June, is survived by nieces, nephews, grandnieces / nephews, great grandnieces / nephews, sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His twin brother, Jimmy died on March 20th last year. Three other brothers, Tom, Danny and Vincent, two sisters, Eileen and Chris and nephews James and Martin also predeceased him. John and Jimmy were well known figures in the town. They lived all their lives together in Glenties. When he was young John worked in Mc Devitt’s factory. In later years when the weather was favourable the twins sat outside their home and had a word for everyone. They had a great interest in football, especially in our own local and county teams. They could also name counties and players who won All Ireland finals from as far back as the 40s and 50s. Since Jimmy died John stopped sitting outside.

Thanks
Naomh Conaill Ladies would like to thank everyone in Edeninfagh, Glenties and Fintown who supported their recent Church Gate Collection. The amount raised in the Parish was € 1, 317.86.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 19th April were – The ‘Brown Kid’ won the jackpot of € 400. Patsy Martin, Carmel Ferguson, Bridie Doherty, Kitty Mc Glynn, Nancy Mc Gill, Marian Byrne, Bella Boyle and Nancy Mc Gill won € 100 each. Sally Rodgers, Donal Brennan, Terence Breslin, Mary Doherty, Anne Furey, K. Mc Glynn, Rosaleen Gallagher, Mary Gallagher, Josie Daniel Gallagher, Ailish O’ Donnell, Josie Martin, Rosaleen Melly, Emer Doherty and Paula Hegarty won € 50 each. Margaret Murray and Paddy Mc Gill won € 25 each.

Fundraising Dance
Ceilí / Sets and Two Hand Dancing will take place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties in aid of Inis Aoibhinn – Cancer Care West on Sunday 8th May 2011. Dancing is from 4 – 7 p.m. Music is by Céilí Time. ‘Fear an tí’ – Clement Gallagher. Admission is € 10 and supper will be served. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Cash for Clobber
Cash for Clobber has been a fantastic fundraiser for Scoil Mhuire over the past few years. It has helped us to upgrade ICT in our classrooms. We are always in need of funding, especially now with the reduction in funds in the last budget. Our next collection is on the 5th May, the Thursday after the Easter Holidays. You may leave your bags at the school from Tuesday 3rd May. We need well-filled refuse bags containing old clothes, paired shoes, bed-linen or curtains. The school gets € 4 per bag. This is a good opportunity to do your Spring clear-out.

Cake / Book / DVD Sale
Scoil Mhuire is holding a Cake / Book / DVD sale after 7.30 Mass in the Community Centre on Saturday 14th May in aid of school funds. Donations of home baked bread / cakes/ buns would be greatly appreciated; also good quality books and DVDs would be very welcome. Your support would be much appreciated.

Congress Bell
As part of the preparations for the 50th International Eucharist Congress, which takes in Dublin from the 10th to the 17th June 2012 a Congress Bell representing the call to prayer will travel around each parish and diocese in Ireland. It comes to Glenties on Thursday morning 5th May at 8.45 a.m. The procession of the Bell will begin at Ard Patrick, up Main Street and into the Church, where there will be Benediction and Prayer at 9.30 a.m. followed by a Votive Mass of the Eucharist at 10 a.m. Anyone who can is asked to come and join in the procession.

Meeting
A meeting will be held on Wednesday 4th May in the Glenties Day Centre to prepare for the arrival of the Bell the following day. Volunteers and helpers are needed and all are welcome to attend.

Glenties Notes 12th February 2011

New Arrival
Congratulations to Sharon and Niall Gallagher, Upper Derries, Glenties on the birth of their second child, a baby sister (Danielle) for Caitlin.

Gold Medal
Congratulations and well done to 16 year old Stacey Carr Kennedy, Station Road, Glenties, who was awarded a Gold Medal for baking a novelty cake at a world class culinary competition held recently in the UK.  The event took place in Birmingham and she competed against a large group of entrants from across the UK. in the under 23 category of the competition.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 1st February were – Claire Keeney won the jackpot of € 400.  Michelle Byrne, Michael Doherty, Sadie Sweeney, Ann Furey, Gerry Doherty, Gerard Mc Taggart, Owen Mc Menamin, Mary Mc Mahon and Denise Campbell won € 100 each.  Sarah Browne, Patrick mc Hugh, Ann Timoney, Brenda Reid, Vincent Ward, Breege Roarty, Sandra Moore, John Boyle, Frances Furey and Anna Cannon won € 50 each.  Philomena Mc Ginley and Shannon Breslin won € 25 each.  Mary Doherty, Vera Breslin and Patsy Martin won € 20 each.

The Late Christy Boyle
Very deeply regretted was the death of Christy Boyle, a native of Derries, Glenties, which occurred in London on Saturday 1st January 2011.  It was in The Mc Devitt Institute, Glenties (The Tech.) that Christy met his wife Annie Henry from Aranmore.  He was a great GAA man and played for Naomh Conaill and for the County Minors in 1959.  He emigrated to London in 1960 and was in the setting up of Tír Conaill Gaels.  He captained them in 1964 and won many county championships with them until he retired.  He is survived by his wife, Annie, daughter, Helen, son Brian, grandsons, Shay and Danny, brothers, Packie and John, sister, Bridie, in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Bridie Boyce and family, Mullinamina, Glenties on the death, which took place last week, of Bridie’s mother, Kathleen Ward, Drimarone; also to all the relatives and friends.

Calling All Cyclists
A public meeting will be held in Glenties Community Centre on Wednesday 16th February at 8 p.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to set up a Cycling Club for South West Donegal.  This Club hopes to provide leisure cycling for anyone interested, and also provide help and support for beginners, intermediate and advanced cyclists in the area.  If you have any questions or queries contact John Boyle on 087 2469210 or Adrian Brennan on 087 6284205.

Shop and Share in Glenties
Have you had the chance to visit Shop and Share on Main Street, Glenties?  Open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  It invites you to buy new, good as new clothes, shoes, accessories, toys, books, household goods, gifts for all the family while supporting the people of Jimma in Ethiopia.  The shop is the brain child of Maria Rafferty who has returned from three years working as a VSO in Ethiopia.  Maria was anxious to continue to support various projects she was involved in there, and Shop and Share does just that.  It is staffed by volunteers and the good people of Glenties and surrounding areas provide the stock.  The money gathered; combined with monthly contributions paid by some into a charity account, support several families devastated by aids; individual students in Jimma at second and third level who otherwise would miss out on education; and a group aiming to build a Centre for Street Children.  In Jimma € 7 a month can mean the difference between survival and starvation for some; so come in and browse, and perhaps get a bargain while helping others.  Perhaps you have extra Christmas gifts or other items you could donate.  Either way a warm welcome awaits you in Shop and Share.

Cash for Clobber Collection, St. Riaghan’s NS, Drimnacrosh
A Cash for Clobber collection will take place at the school on Thursday 17th February organised by the GreenTeam.  The school will receive € 4 for each well filled ‘Cash for Clobber’ or bin liner size bag.  Money collected will go towards school funds.  Filled bags can be brought to the school from Monday 14th until Thursday morning 17th February.  This collection is part of the Green School’s Initiative that is on-going within the school, and is an opportunity to get rid of unwanted clothes, shoes and textiles, in an environmentally friendly way.  For more information, ring 9551591.

Special Olympics Collection
Special Olympics will hold their Annual Church Collection next weekend.  Special Olympics rely on this collection to help them raise necessary funds to continue their work with existing athletes.  By developing their clubs and programmes they can offer their programme to more athletes in our area.

Thanks
The Bluestack Special Needs Foundation would like to thank all those who contributed to and generously supported the recent Church Gate Collection.  Your support has been greatly appreciated.

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.