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Glenties Notes 14th November 2012

Best Wishes:
Good Luck and Best Wishes to Jim Mc Guinness who will soon be taking up his new post with Glasgow Celtic.

Iniskeel Community Games (Glenties / Fintown):
We are looking for volunteers to help manage or train the young boys and girls for team and individual events in next year’s activities e.g.-Basketball, Gaelic Football, Soccer, Quiz, Dance, Music and Drama etc. In 2012 fifty seven medals were won in our area, Chairman, Darragh Gallagher won the ‘Youth Volunteer Award’ and we also won ‘The New Area Award.’ We would like to build on this achievement in 2013. The Community Games give the young people an opportunity to take part in, and compete in a wide rang of activities at County, Provincial and National levels. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Darragh on 087 2121036 or Shauna on 087 7080567 so that we can organise for next year as soon as possible. We would like to thank all those who helped out in2012, Martin Regan, Seanie Mc Devitt, James Gallagher, the parents and committee members.

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday12th May 2013 at 11.00 a.m.

The winners at the Bingo in Glenties on Tuesday 6th November were – Mary Kennedy won the Jackpot of € 300; Breege Roarty won € 200; Anne Furey, Mary Duddy, Patricia White, Sarah Gallagher, Maria Boyle, and Rose Mc Godden won € 100 each; Eimear Doherty won € 60; Nora Mc Hugh, Martin Furey, Eileen Gallagher, Margaret Boyle, Breid Boyle, Anna Cannon, Teresa Campbell, Mary Furey, Fiona Gallagher, Rose Boyle, Cissy Meehan, Ann Mc Donald, Sally Mc Hugh and Breid Mc Cabe won € 50 each; Bernie Martin, Martin Furey, Brenda Reid and Sally Mc Guigan won € 25 each.

The Glenties Parish Social:
The Annual Parish Social for all the Senior Citizens of the area will take place on Sunday 2nd December at 3.00 p.m. in the Highlands Hotel. The support of the Public would be very much appreciated from 5.30 p.m. onwards.

The Glenties Community Centre Committee announce a Draw to help with the funding of the renovations. Lines for the draw can be purchased in most businesses in the town. 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.

World Remembrance Day for Victims of Road Traffic Accidents:
The 11 a.m. Mass on next Sunday -18th November will be celebrated for this intention.

Two Hand & Céilí Classes:
Two Hand & Céilí Classes with Connie Mc Kelvey will take place in the Highlands Hotel, every Wednesday night from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Beginners welcome.

The Molloy Family, Station Road, Glenties would like to say a Big Thank You to everyone who gave to the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind collection on the 6th October last. The amount collected was € 858. Thank You.

The “Self – Help for Africa” collection which was taken up on October 20th amounted to € 640. Thank you to all who supported this worthy cause.

Glenties Notes 5th April 2012

The Late John Mc Glynn
The death took place suddenly, at his home on Thursday 29th March 2012 of John Mc Glynn, Meentemargle, Fintown. His remains were brought to St. Colmcille’s Church, Fintown on Saturday morning. Fr. Gerard Cunningham and Fr. Padraig Ó Bhaoill concelebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Burial took place in the adjoining Graveyard. He is survived by his wife, Kitty, son John and his wife Emma, three grandsons, Stephen, Sean and Jamie, sister, Anna Molloy, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. One brother, Peadar predeceased him.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Kitty Roarty, The Wood, Glenties on the death last weekend of her brother, Peter Mc Ginley, Croagh; also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Bernie Mc Gill, Aighe, Ardara, (nee Boyle, Glenties) on the recent death of her husband Padraig; also to the children and extended family and friends.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 27th March were – Elizabeth Buckley won the Jackpot of € 400. Margaret Gallagher, Mary Bonner, Sally Mc Hugh, Patrick Doherty, Margaret Murray, May Kennedy, Anne Quinn, Rosaleen Gallagher, Cathy Connell, and Julie Langan won € 100 each. Kathleen Boyle won € 60. Margaret Gallagher, Paula Hegarty, Catherine, Nellie Doherty, Anthony Burke, Vincent Ward, Breege Roarty, Maureen Gildea and Anne Furey won € 50 each. Mary Duffy, Bernadette Gallagher, Sinead, and Brown Kid won € 25 each.

Big Bingo
Big Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday the 10th April. Game 1-5 Lines €100; Full Panel €300; Game 6 Line € 100; Full Panel Jackpot €2000; Game 7 -11 Line € 100; Full Panel € 300. Single book €25 and double book €40; Jackpot sheet included in your book. Extra jackpot sheets €5. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. In-house draws.

Iniskeel Community Games
We’ve had great success in the County Finals in the last two weeks with a number of medal winners. Sunday 25th March in Fanad – Indoor Soccer – U 13 Girls – Gold Medals; U 15 Girls – Runners up – Silver Medals; Friday 30th March in The Milford Inn – Table Quiz – Scoil Mhuire Team – 2nd – Silver Medals; Drimnacrosh Team – 3rd – Bronze Medals; Saturday 31st March – in Fanad – Indoor Soccer – U 13 Boys – Runners Up – Silver Medals; U 15 Boys – Runners Up – Silver Medals. We would like to congratulate everyone involved, our Chairman Darragh Gallagher, who managed the Indoor Soccer Teams. We wish him and the U 13 Girls luck in the Ulster Finals, which will take place on 21st April in Letterkenny. We also want to thank everyone who contributed to our Bucket Collection which took place on 30th and 31st March. The amount raised was € 2309.48.

First Holy Communion
Children from St. Riaghan’s Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will receive their First Holy Communion in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties at 11 a.m. Mass on Saturday 28th April.

Important Notice
Headstones at the top of the New Graveyard have been badly damaged by a large vehicle. This has caused great distress to the families, whose loved ones are buried in these graves. We appeal to people not to attempt to drive to the top of the Graveyard in large commercial vehicles as there isn’t enough room between the graves. If you are having work done by ‘Headstone & Monument ‘companies please advise them that they are not to drive to the top of the Graveyard or across the grass at the lower end. Thank you very much for your understanding and co-operation in this matter.

Fundraising Walk
A Fundraising Walk around Loughcrillan in aid of Glenties Day Centre and Alzheimer’s Day will take place on Good Friday; leaving Day Centre at 11 a.m. All donations greatly appreciated. Everyone is welcome.

Times for Easter Services in Glenties
Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7.30 p.m. Adoration until 12.00 midnight. Good Friday – The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 3 p.m. “An Hour around the Cross” on Good Friday with Fr. Shane. will take place at 9 p.m. Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil Mass – 9 p.m. Candles will be provided for use during the Service of Light.

Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 9 p.m. Good Friday – The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 6 p.m. Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil Mass – 10.30 p.m. Candles will be provided for use during the Service of Light.

Please change small coins into €2 or €1 coins or bank notes and bring your Trocaire donation in the Special Trocaire envelope provides in your Sunday Envelope Box dated for Holy Thursday.

Charity Cycle and Run / Walk
A Charity Cycle and Run / Walk will take place on Easter Monday 9th April in aid of Aware and The National Breast Cancer Research Institute. It will include a 30 k or 60k cycle or a 5k Run / Walk. Registration is from 9.00 a.m. – 9.45a.m. Start time is 10 a.m. at the Comprehensive School. Entry fee is € 10 or € 5 for U 18s. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Highlands Hotel. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Mini Titanic Exhibition
The Senior Room Pupils in Edeninfagh National School have worked tirelessly over the past number of weeks to produce an impressive project on the “Titanic”. The Project will be displayed to the general public in Edeninfagh Hall on Sunday 15th April after Mass.

Fintown Festival
Fintown Festival takes place from Friday 1st June until Monday 4th June. Events will include – Leisure Cycle in association with Tír Chonaill GAP CC on Saturday 2nd at 10 a.m. – 30k & 60k; 5k Road Race at 3 p.m. On Sunday 3rd June there will be Marching Bands, Bonner / Cannon School of Dancing, Open Air Music Session, Vintage Tractor Run and Vintage Car Display. There will be more details later.

Scoil Mhuire
On Wednesday 28th of March, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties entered two teams into the Cumann Na mBunscoil indoor competitions in Letterkenny Aura Leisure Centre. The 4th and 5th class girls won the football, and the 4th and 5th class boys won the Hurling. While our girls were expected to do well, the achievement of the boys was incredible. With a minimum of coaching, they conceded no goals and went through the competition undefeated. Both teams will now go to Cookstown to represent Donegal in the Ulster Finals. Once again the young pupils of Scoil Mhuire have brought more success to both school and town

Glenties Notes 15th March 2012

Cumann Na mBun Scoil Quiz
Congratulations to Conor Breslin, Cian Doherty, Nicola Mc Loone and Dara-Beth Mc Loone from 6th class in Scoil Mhuire, who came first in the South West Division of Cumann Na mBun Scoil Quiz held in Dungloe on Wednesday 7th March.

Community Games Quiz
Congratulations to Ellie Mc Innes, Joshua Perraton, Zachary Gillespie and Danny Boyle from 5th and 6th class in St. Riaghan’s, Drimnacrosh who came first in the Community Games Quiz held in Scoil Mhuire Gym on Monday 5th March and are through to the Final in Milford on 30th March. The Scoil Mhuire team who came 2nd are also through to the Final.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 6th March were – Sinead Sweeney won the Jackpot of € 400. Mickey Herron, Imelda Gallagher, Ann Quinn, Martin Mc Taggart, Maura Kilbane, Nora Gallagher, Shannon Keys and Erin Keeney won € 100 each. Gerry Doherty, Imelda Gallagher, Mary Gallagher, Kathleen Kenny, Mary Gallagher, John O’ Donnell, P. Mc Brearty, Paula Hegarty, Patsy Mc Dyre, Sally Mc Hugh and Maggie O’ Donnell won € 50 each. Charles Mc Carron won € 40. Nellie Mc Guire, Michael Langan and Mary Mc Gettigan won € 35 each. Peter Sweeney, Isobel Mc Loone, John O’ Donnell and Mavis Keys won € 25 each.

Big Bingo
Big Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre on Tuesday the 10th April. All lines €100; all houses €300; Jackpot €2000; In-house draws; Single book €25 and double book €40; Jackpot sheet included in your book. Extra jackpot sheets €5. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. Easter Bingo will be on Tuesday 3rd April. Spot prizes will be given out on number drawn on the back of Bingo book. Snooker open every night in the community centre from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m except Tuesday night.

Glenties Notes 10th March 2012

Best Wishes
Prayers and good wishes to Fr. Pat for a speedy recovery.

60th Anniversary
Congratulations and Best Wishes to John and Isobel Mc Loone, Mill Road, Glenties, who celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary with family and friends on Saturday 25th February.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 28th February were – Brenda Byrne won the Jackpot of € 400. Rosaleen Melly, Rosemary Whelan, Mary Gallagher, Rosaleen Gallagher, Ardara, Marian Davison, Burtonport, Mary Ward, John Rodgers, Annagry, Anne Kennedy, Brenda Byrne and Mrs Monaghan won € 100 each. Mary Gleeson won € 60. Vera Breslin, Breege Roarty, Winnie Long, Fintown, Annette Carr, Mary Gleeson, Kathleen Griffin, Margaret Melly, Michelle Byrne and Nan Doherty won € 50 each. Joan Rodgers, Annagry, Fay Moore and Yvonne Doherty won € 25 each.

24 Hour Eucharistic Adoration
In preparation for the International Eucharistic Congress 2012 the Raphoe Diocese is having Continuous 24 Hour Adoration throughout the Parishes of the Diocese, beginning on Ash Wednesday and concluding on Good Friday. A Special Monstrance is being used and this is handed over from Parish to Parish. On Tuesday 13th March the Monstrance will be handed over from the Parish of Dungloe (Lettermacaward) to Glenties. Adoration will begin in this Parish on Tuesday 13th at 8.00 p.m. We will have 24 hour Continuous Adoration until we hand over the Monstrance to the Parish of Ardara on Wednesday evening – 14th March.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Fiona Kelly, Glenties Pharmacy, on the recent death of her father, John Hennigan, Lurganboy, Ardara; also to all the relatives and friends.

Iniskeel (Glenties / Fintown) Community Games
Anyone aged 6 yrs – 16 yrs wishing to take part in the Community Games this year need to register before Sunday 11th March. We will NOT be able to take registrations after this, as we will be running the area events shortly. Fee is € 5 per child and € 10 per family. In order to register please contact one of the following numbers 087 9704647 or 087 2121036.

Charity Ceilí
A Charity Ceilí will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 18th March. Dancing is from 9 p.m. – 12 midnight. Music is by The Long Note and admission is €10 (including supper). All proceeds will go to – Palliative Care Team, Donegal Hospice.