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Glenties Notes 22nd March 2013

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 12th March were – Grace O’Hara and Mary Gallagher won € 150 each; Isobel Mc Loone, Marian Mc Guinness, Margaret Gillespie, Maura Kilbane, Marian Ward, Bridie Boyle, Daithi Mc Gill. Sean Carr and Eileen Sweeney won € 100 each; Jimmy Quinn, Mickey Herron, Maura Kilbane, Nancy Dorrian, Maureen Gildea, Patsy Martin, Bernadette Mc Devitt, Hugo Mc Dyre and Sarah Gallagher won € 50 each; Kathy Connell won € 40 and Hugo Mc Dyre and Fiona Boyle won € 25 each.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night. Every Line € 50, every House €100. Jackpot if not won on 19 / 03 / 2013 will be € 5600 on 45 numbers. If not won on the night € 300 will be paid out. In-house draws. Snooker every evening from 4-10 p.m. except Tuesday evening, when it will close at 8 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday snooker room will be open from 12 noon to 10 p.m. Any one wishing to rent a room in the hall please ring 0872679321.

Glenties Sewerage Scheme:
Cllr. Terence Slowey proposed the adoption of a report on the Glenties Sewerage Scheme at the February 20th meeting of Donegal County Council. The report was unanimously adopted. The report related to the Consultation Process laid down in the Planning & Development Regulations 2001 – 2012 with regard to the Part 8 permission for the Glenties Sewerage Scheme as follows: Amendments to means of access to approved access road to the approved pumping station and the removal of the existing treatment facility at the Clos Naomh Chonaill Housing Estate and its replacement with a new pumping station to be connected to the new public sewer.

Guitar & Bass Guitar Lessons:
Guitar & Bass Guitar Lessons – Group and One to One Lessons Available. Contact Connell  087-923 7578.

Tír Chonaill Gap Cycling Club:
Tír Chonaill Gap Cycling Club are holding a charity cycle (30 k & 60 k) and 5 K Run for Aware and Breast Cancer Research on Easter Monday at 10 a.m. from Glenties Comprehensive School. Registration is at 9 a.m. at the school. Adults € 10; U-18 € 5. All are welcome.

Glenties Day Centre Cake Sale:
The Day Centre is holding a Cake Sale in the Market Hall on Good Friday, after the Service in St.Connell’s Church. All Homemade Cakes, Breads, etc. All profits go towards the running costs of the Day Centre. Please support this worthy cause.

Easter Confessions with visiting Priests:
Sunday – 24th March – 8.00 p in Kilclooney; Monday 25th March – 8.00 p.m. in Glenties; Tuesday 26th March – 8.00 p.m. in Fintown; Wednesday 27th March – 8.00 p.m. in Ardara.

Easter Confessions in Edeninfagh:
Next Sunday ~ 24th March immediately after 12 mid-day Mass.

Killybegs Credit Union, Glenties Members Car Draw:
Killybegs Credit Union, Glenties Members Car Draw ~ 21st June. Don’t miss out, please return Car Draw Tickets before 10th June to be in with a chance to win a Brand New Car.

Preparation programme for First Holy Communion:
The Parish Based Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion called ~ “Do This In Memory” will continue Next Sunday ~ 24th March at 11 a.m. Mass.

Glenties Notes 7th February 2013

The Christmas Crib Collection thanks, Gratitude from Jimma in Ethiopia:
The people of Jimma are overwhelmed and delighted with the support from the people in Glenties Parish and Community at large. The money from The Crib and from the Charity Shop is sent on a monthly basis to support children, families, and old poor people, to keep body and soul together. They send back thanks and prayers and blessings in abundance. We are still hoping, if we are able, to finalize the necessary travel documents, to arrange for a couple to visit our community in the Summer, when we can forge closer links with the community in Jimma and hear first hand how our support is so essential to them. Hopefully we will organise a community event around their visit. In the meantime thank you again for your continued support, and if you have unwanted Christmas Gifts, or Good Stuff, that you no longer need, we are very happy to receive same in ‘Shop N Share’” Maria Rafferty and team.

Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife, Phyllis, other relatives and friends of Jack Mc Nelis, Gortnasillagh, Glenties who died in Letterkenny Hospital on Thursday 31st January 2013.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the Campbell family, Mary, Jimmy and Patrick, Main St. Glenties on the death last week of their brother-in-law Seamus Mc Paul, Milford, Letterkenny Hospital; also to his wife, Grace and his son and extended family.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday 9 p.m doors open at 8 p.m.
Every Line € 50, Every House € 100; Jackpot now € 5,000 on 45 numbers, if not won €300 paid out.
Bowls every Monday night from 8 p.m.
Tai chi every Wednesday night 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Drama for all ages every Thursday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Snooker Room open every evening except Tuesday 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 12 noon -10 p.m.

Killybegs Credit Union, Glenties, Members Car Draw:
Closing Date 11th March 2013. Don’t miss out; please return Car Draw Tickets to be in with a chance to win a Brand New Car.

Jiving Classes:
The classes will recommence in the Highlands Hotel on Monday 4th February 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Admission is € 5. Come along and learn to Jive, Foxtrot, Waltz, Quick Step, and Line Dance. Experienced Tutors. Have a great night’s fun and exercise. It is not necessary to bring a partner.

Glenties Notes 23rd January 2013

The Late Eddie Mc Dyre:
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital of Eddie Mc Dyre, Derries, Glenties, on Monday 7th January 2013. His Remains were brought to his home on Tuesday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr. Gerard Cunningham, Fintown. 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. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Eddie is survived by one brother, Hugo, Main Street, Glenties and one sister Kitty Mooney, Doohill, Ardara, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Four brothers, Tommy, Barney, Dan and P. J. predeceased him.

The Late Mary (Mick) Gallagher:
The death took place at her home on Thursday 17th January 2013 of Mary Gallagher, Glen Road, Glenties, (better known as Mary Mick). Her Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday morning. Requiem Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. Denis Quinn and Fr. Adrian Gavigan. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. A Reflection was read by her daughter Maria. Music and singing was by John F. O’ Donnell, Denise Boyle and family members and friends. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Mary is survived by daughters, Carmel, Catriona and Maria, sons, Seamus, Carl, Sean and Michael, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband James predeceased her ten years ago. Three brothers, Packie, John and Michael and one sister, Madge, also predeceased her.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Sarah Gallagher, Ard Patrick, Glenties on the death of her brother, Paddy Cannon, which took place last Friday in Michigan, U.S.A.; also to his niece, Marie Mc Loone, Station Road, Glenties, sister-in-law Lil Cannon, Narin Road and all the relatives and friends.

Christmas Crib:
The Christmas Crib Collection in Glenties, with all proceeds going to Maria Rafferty’s work in Ethiopia amounted to € 730.00.

The Christmas Crib Collection in Edeninfagh, with all proceeds going to Maria Rafferty’s work in Ethiopia amounted to € 95.00. Thank you for your contributions.

Operation Transformation:
A six week Operation Transformation will commence on Wednesday 23rd January at 7 p.m. sharp in The Community Centre, Glenties. Registration is € 5; followed by a weigh – in, talk, and then a walk. There will be a walk every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. for six weeks, and a walk every Saturday morning at 12 noon for five weeks. This is to try and promote a healthier and more active life style; “So get up from that couch and join us in a walk. All are welcome to come along.

A. G. M.
Glenties Community Action Group A. G. M. will take place at The Community Centre on Wednesday 30th January from 8.30 p.m. All Welcome.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday evening. Every Line is €50, every house is €100. Jackpot will be €4900 on 45 numbers on the 29/01/2013. If not won €300 will be paid out. Bowls is on every Monday night. Tia Ti is on every Wednesday night at 8pm and Drama Classes for children is on every Thursday at 5 pm. To book the Community Centre contact 0872679321.

The community centre will be open from 6pm to 10pm every evening except Tuesday for all ages from 12 years up for to play snooker. Entrance at the side door.

Glenties Notes 7th November 2012

The Late Michael Mc Guigan:
The death took place in Rotterdam, Holland on Saturday 27th October of Michael Mc Guigan, formerly of Ardconnell, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home in Kilraine on Thursday 1st November and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday afternoon for Requiem Mass at 1 p.m., celebrated by Fr. Pat Prendergast. 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. Burial took place afterwards in the local Graveyard. He is survived by his wife, Enike, step-son Reuben, grandchildren, Nathan and Megan, brother, Patrick, Ardconnell, two sisters, Anne and Maureen, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Swimming Lessons in Ballyshannon:
A new 8 – week term of swimming lessons will start on Tuesday 13th November in Ballyshannon Pool. To book a place for your son or daughter age 7 or over, please contact the Dolmen Centre – phone 074 9545879 or contact Bernie Molloy 086 1005465 for more details. All children from the Glenties, Ardara and Portnoo areas are welcome as the bus will pick up children from these areas. Please enrol by Friday 9th November 2012.

The winners at the Bingo in Glenties on Tuesday 20th November were – Johnny O’ Donnell won € 325; Fiona Gallagher won € 150; Rosaleen Melly, Bella Mc Gill, Breege Roarty, Mary Gallagher, Maureen Gildea and Nancy Mc Gill won € 100 each; Nora mc Hugh, Shaun Byrne, Ann Marie Cunningham, Mrs. Mc Dyre, Mrs. Cunningham, Mary Mc Devitt, Mary Gallagher, Carmel Doherty, Vera Breslin, Edith Mc Glynn, Breege Gallagher, Emma Sweeney and Jimmy Quinn won € 50 each; Siobhan Gamble, Hannah Molloy and Leticia Doherty won € 25 each; Anne Kennedy, Linda Harty and Bridie Boyle won € 20 each.

Glenties Community Centre – New Venues during Renovations:
The Glenties Community Centre Bingo will be in the Highlands Hotel every Tuesday evening for the remainder of the renovations in the Centre. Every line € 50 every house € 100. Jackpot if not won will be € 3800 on the 13th of November and if not won on that night on 45 numbers € 300 will be paid.

The Glenties Community Centre Committee is running a draw to help with the funding of the renovations. Lines for the draw can be purchased in most business premises in the town. The 1st Prize is a 32″ HD ready Freeview LCD TV, 2nd Prize is a €100 Christmas Hamper, 3rd Prize is a € 50 Christmas drinks Hamper, 4th Prize is a € 30 Meal Voucher for the Highlands Hotel and 5th Prize is a Bottle of whiskey. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Weightwatchers on a Thursday evening have relocated to the Parish Centre in the chapel car park in Ardara for the duration of the renovations in the Glenties Community Centre. Apologises for any inconvenience.

Fashion Show:
A Fashion Show & X – Factor Extravaganza will be held in the Highlands Hotel on this Friday – 9th November at 8 p.m. in aid of Glenties Day Centre / Alzheimer’s Day. Your support would be greatly appreciated for the continuation of this vital service to the Local Community.

The Collection for the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital, taken up recently, amounted to € 626.00. Many thanks to all those who supported this cause.

The I.S.P.C.C. collection which was taken up recently in Edeninfagh amounted to € 119.60. Many thanks to all those who supported this cause.

Glenties and Dungloe Sewerage Schemes:
On behalf of Seamus Rodgers, Michael Conaghan T.D. asked Mr. P. Hogan, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, the position regarding the proposed sewerage schemes in respect of Glenties and Dungloe – Reply on 23rd October 2012 – “The Dungloe and Glenties Sewerage Schemes, which are to advance jointly, are included in the Water Services Investment Programme 2010 – 2013 among the list of contracts in Donegal to start in the period 2010 – 2013. My Department has approved the tender documents for the work, which involves the provision of new wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations and sewers in Dungloe and Glenties, and I understand that Donegal County Council is currently advancing the combined scheme through the tender process.”

Dancing at Lughnasa in Glenties

Brian Friel’s dedication in his play Dancing at Lughnasa reads “In memory of those five brave Glenties women”. It is the same spirit of respect and admiration that the Glenties Drama Group approaches their coming production of Dancing at Lughnasa in Glenties Community Centre on March 2nd, 3rd, 4th at 8:30 nightly. It is a privilege to perform this play in the town where Brian Friel’s aunts lived and in whose home he spent many a childhood holiday.

We may all find life difficult now as the recession bites but what of life in Ireland of the 1930’s? Ireland in the early 20th century was a poor country. The levels of poverty in some rural areas were exceptional by Western standards.

In many homes there was no running water, no heat except the open range. No supplement of income from the State. Very few opportunities for women outside of their role as homemakers as they struggle daily to make ends meet.

But when we meet The Mundy Sisters on stage we find five strong women who may be poor in the economic sense but are rich in spirit, in love for family, for each other, who can lose themselves in song and dance, while as Kate puts it, they still believe in responsibilities and obligations and good order.

As forces outside the family appear to conspire against them we follow their struggle to maintain that order and as it crumbles around them and we empathise with their plight.

Snatches of music from the 30’s permeate the play as Marconi, the radio in the corner – weaves its magic spell on these kind, sensible women and transforms them in to shrieking strangers. Fr Jack their brother has returned from Africa and has brought unease to the household with his tales of life there and his new strange beliefs.

The story is narrated by Michael, the “out of wedlock” son of the youngest sister Chris, as he reflects on those harvest days in August 1936 when his father, Gerry Evans, visits the household on random occasions causing further upset.

So please join us in Glenties on March 2nd, 3rd and 4th as we honour those five brave Glenties women.

To enquire about tickets e mail

Glenties Notes 11th August 2011

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 2nd August were – Teresa Mc Kelvey won the Jackpot of € 400. Patsy Martin, Susan Gildea, Anne Mc Ginley, Gerry Doherty, Anne Furey, Brigid Mc Cabe, Sally Mc Hugh and Mary Furey won € 100 each. Mary Kennedy won € 60. Anne Mc Ginley, Anna Lafferty, Anne Furey, Denise Campbell, Teresa Mc Kelvey, Isobel Mc Loone, Margaret Melly, Letty Doherty, Marie Boyle, Paula Hegarty, Claire Keeney and Margaret Mc Brearty won € 50 each. Anne Kennedy, Mary Kennedy, Anne Furey, Ann Breslin, Paula Hegarty and Mickey Doherty won € 25 each.

Glenties Community Centre
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. in the Glenties Community Centre. Every Line is € 50, Every House is € 100 and the Jackpot is € 400. Snooker tables are available for play in the Community Centre every day.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Thomas J. Mc Dyre, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent and formerly of Derries, Glenties, who died in Letterkenny Hospital on Thursday 4th August.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Charlie (Jim) Mc Devitt, Greenans, Glenties who died last Sunday 7th August.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Kieran Hegarty, Ard Patrick, and Liz Greenwood, Mullinamina, Glenties who were married in Glenties on Saturday last.

Walk for Donegal Hospice
Joe and Anne Craig would like to thank everyone who took part or assisted in any way with the Sponsored Walk in aid of the Donegal Hospice. The amount raised was € 1,600.

Trocaire Appeal for the People of East Africa
The collection which was taken up recently amounted to a Total of € 4,015. The amount collected in Glenties was € 3,603 and the amount collected in Edeninfagh was € 412. Thank you sincerely for your overwhelming generosity.

Table Quiz
A Table Quiz in aid of N.C.B.I. (National Council for the Blind of Ireland) will be held in the Glen Tavern tomorrow night Friday 12th August at 9 p.m. € 20 per Table of Four. Everyone is welcome, so come along, enjoy the night, and support a good cause.

Mad Hatters Tea Party
Fintown Harps A.F.C. will hold a Mad Hatters Tea Party for the Under – Age Soccer Teams in the Highlands Hotel on Friday 12th August at 8.30 p.m. All parents are asked to support this event. Music is by David Craig and the Cufflinks. Anyone wishing to host a table please contact Hughie Mc Gill on 086 8581521or Ann Molloy on 9546013. “A chance for you to get out any old hats you have in the wardrobe”.

Little Sister of the Poor
The Little Sisters of the Poor have been given permission by Bishop Philip Boyce to collect in the Diocese of Raphoe. They will be in the Glenties area from 15th August until 20th August. Their aim is to raise funds for the upkeep of their Homes for the Elderly.

Co. Donegal Parents and Friends of People with Intellectual Disabilities Ltd. will take up their Annual Church Gate Collection before all the Masses next weekend.