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Glenties Notes 6th June 2012

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Anne Mc Cole, Glen Road, Glenties on the death of her sister, Mary Mc Ginty, who died recently in Dublin; also to Mary’s family and all the relatives and friends.

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Emma Herron, Ballyiriston, Portnoo and Karl Daly, Bundoran, who were married in Sooey, Co. Sligo on Friday 11th May 2012. Emma is a granddaughter of Mary Gallagher, Glen Road, Glenties.

Book Launch:
Liz Weir is launching a book compiled by the children of Scoil Mhuire, Glenties on Tuesday 12th June. The book is called “We are Writers”. For more information contact the School.

Cash 4 Clobber:
Scoil Mhuire is having another ‘Cash 4 Clobber’ collection on Wednesday 20th June. We accept bags of men’s, women’s & children’s clothing, paired shoes, handbags, belts, bed linen, (no duvets) curtains etc… We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support with our collections in the past and we look forward to another successful collection on the 20th.

Quiz:
There will be a Quiz in Scoil Mhuire, Glenties on Thursday 7th June commencing at 8.00 p.m. €20 for a team of 4 adults and €10 for a team of 4 children. All proceeds go towards school funds. Raffle and refreshments on the night.

The Late Fr. Connell J. Maguire:
The death took place in Florida on 12thApril 2012 of Fr. Connell J. Maguire aged 94. He was a U.S. Navy chaplain for 26 years. Fr. Maguire, son of Bernard and Catherine (Gallagher) Maguire was born at Mullantyboyle, Glenties. The family went to America when he was 11 years of age. They settled first in Mount Airy and then Chestnut Hill. He graduated from Holy Cross School, North – East Catholic High School and La Salle College before entering St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. He is survived by two brothers, Bernard and Daniel and two sisters, Teresa and Kathleen. He is a cousin of Rose Mc Gill, Glen Road, Glenties. Sincere sympathy is extended to her and to all his relatives and friends.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 29th May were – Kathleen Griffin won € 300; Mary Duffy, Mamie Mc Geehin, Jackie Sweeney, Kathleen Mc Glynn, May Kennedy, Nancy Dorrian, Cathy Connell, and Cassie Long won € 100 each; Ms. Kelly, Fiona Gallagher, Laticha Doherty, Margaret Melly, Anthony Burke, Bruckless, Breege Gallagher, Anne Kennedy, Rose Mc Groarty, Frosses, Anthony Burke, Bruckless, Cassie Long, Fintown, Rose Mc Groarty, Nellie Doherty and Anthony Burke, Bruckless won € 50 each; Carmel Fitzgerald and Cassie Long, Fintown won €25 each.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 pm.; every line €50, every house €100; Snowball Jackpot €1600 on Tuesday 5th June on 45 numbers; if not won €300 will be paid out. In-house draws. Snooker every night from 6 pm except Tuesday.

Thanks:
Teachers Angela O’ Callaghan and Gerry Moore in the Comprehensive School would like to thank all the employers in our school catchment area who provided work experience to our students. Over the past year, students from the Transition Year Programme as well as students in LCVP and in the Leaving Cert Applied Programme have all gained really valuable experience of the world of work. In total 68 students were on work experience throughout the school year and we do appreciate all your support and feedback.

Relay for Life:
Thanks to all the people in the local area who supported our Transition Students in the Comprehensive School who recently completed a 24 hour relay in the sports grounds of LYIT. The students were an absolute credit to their families and their school and raised over € 2000 for cancer patient care. Thanks to teachers Mary Mc Laughlin, Mary Martin and Gerry Moore who stayed with the students for the 24 hour period. A special word of thanks to teacher Aileen Dowling, who also helped to organise this event and who is a cancer survivor herself.

Corpus Christi Procession:
The annual Corpus Christi Procession will take place after 11 a.m. Mass next Sunday 10th June. The people who are usually involved in the carrying of the canopy are asked to make themselves available, as well as those who usually steward the procession. The First Holy Communion Children are invited to walk in the Procession in their First Holy Communion Dress.

“Do This In Memory”:
The Parish based First Holy Communion Programme called “Do This In Memory” will conclude at 11 a.m. Mass on the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Feast of St. Anthony:
Mass will be celebrated in Rossnowlagh on Wednesday 13th June, which will include the Blessing of the Lilies. A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. Newcomers are very welcome.

St. Riaghan’s “Cash for Clobber”:
A Cash for Clobber collection will take place at St. Riaghan’s N. S. on Monday 18th June organised by the Green Team. The school will receive cash for all unwanted clothes, shoes, belts, handbags, bed linen and textiles. Empty bags can be collected from the school. Cash received will go toward school funds. Filled bags can be brought to the school on Friday 15th or on the morning of Monday 18th June. The collection is part of The Green School’s Initiative that is on going within the school and is an opportunity to dispose of unwanted goods in an environmentally friendly way. More information can be had by ringing 9551591 or 086 1798692.

Thanks:
Naomh Conaill under 14 Girls would like to thank everyone for supporting their fundraising for the All Ireland Féile Trip. The amounts were – Cake Sale – € 550; Car Wash – € 518 and Family Fun Day / Novelty Football Game – € 1,105.

Annie Behan Memorial Walk / Run:
The Annie Behan Memorial Walk / Run in aid of the Donegal Hospice takes place on Saturday 16th June2012 at 11 a.m. Starting point is the Highlands Hotel, Glenties. Everyone is welcome.

Defibrillators:
Naomh Conaill GAA Club has 2 defibrillators, which the club is maintaining – replacing batteries and pads. One of these is in the hallway of the Clubhouse while the other one is in the Garda Station so that it can be accessed by the community at all times.

Community Employment Scheme:
General workers are wanted for Glenties Tidy Towns Community Employment Scheme. This scheme will start in Mid June. FÁS criteria apply. Contact 086 1209524.

Fundraising Dance:
A fundraising dance in aid of Naomh Conaill Ladies and Fintown Harps will take place in Halla Baile Na Finne, Fintown on Sunday 17th June. Music is by The Regulators. Doors will open at 8 p.m. and music will start at 9 p.m. Admission is € 10. Get your dancing shoes on and support two local clubs.

Glenties Notes 31st May 2012

Congratulations:
Congratulations to the five students from the Comprehensive School, who have been selected to participate in a 4 day Adventure challenge in the Wicklow Mountains at the end of May. This event is being organised by the 2nd Field Artillery Regiment of The Irish Defence Forces. All of the students have completed their Presidents Award in the school under the direction of teacher, Gerry Moore. The students chosen are Claire Maguire, Laura Boyd, Aoife Harkin, Charles Mc Hugh and Ryan Connaughton and they will be among a group of 30 students from all over Ireland. Good luck to them all.

Fundraising Thanks:
Thanks to all the people in the area who contributed to the recent collection organised by the Transition year students in the Comprehensive School. A total of € 262 was raised for the Irish Heart Foundation.

Relay For Life:
Well done to all the Transition Year Students in the Comprehensive School, Glenties who recently organised a very successful Talent Show in the School to raise money for cancer research. Thanks especially to teachers, Mary Mc Laughlin and Mary Martin who did a huge amount of work in organising this. Thanks to all the talented people who performed. Over € 750 was raised on the night. The T Y Students were involved in the 24 hour Relay For Life at LYIT to raise money, and in memory of their dear friend Martina, who died in January. All of the students have raised € 2000 for this event.

Fintown Festival:
On Saturday 2nd June a 5 k Run / Walk will take place in conjunction with Finn Valley A.C. Please note this Run is a part of their Grand Prix series. Registration is at 1 p.m. at Gairm Scoil Cú Uladh, Ballinamore. Race will start at 3 p.m. On Sunday 3rd June there is a Vintage Tractor Run with Mid West Vintage Club starting at 3 p.m. All Vintage Tractors are welcome. This event is in aid of Donegal Hospice.

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Fidelma Gallagher, Derries, and Gerard Toland, Tullyhoniver, Glenties, who were married in Glenties on Friday 25th May 2012.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Snooker every evening from 6 p.m. except Tuesday.

Bingo:
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 22nd May were – Anne Kennedy won € 300. Bridie Gallagher, Anne Dorrian, Mrs. Gallagher, Sally Mc Guigan, Annie Boyle, Jane Rodgers, Bernadette Mc Devitt, Hugh Gallagher and Kitty Ward won € 100 each; Fidelma Burke, Bruckless won € 60; Denise Maguire, Frosses, Teresa Mc Kelvey, Fintown, Anne Kennedy, Julie Langan, Jeanne Fortune, Marion Davison, Margaret Reilly, Briege Brennan, Ann Byrne and Hugh Gallagher won € 50 each; Shaun Maloney and Martin Taggart won €25 each; Kathleen Boyle, Paddy Moore and Bridie Boyle won € 20 each.

Community Employment Scheme:
General workers are wanted for Glenties Tidy Towns Community Employment Scheme. This scheme will start in Mid June. FÁS criteria apply. Contact 086 1209524.

Medjugorje Peace Mass:
The Medugorje Peace Mass will be celebrated on Thursday evening 31st May at 7.30 p.m.

Graveyard Masses:
Mass will be celebrated in the New Graveyard, Glenties on Sunday 8th July at 3 p.m. Mass will be celebrated in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Sunday 5th August at 3 p.m.

Collection:
The Irish Cancer Society Church Gate Collection will take place next weekend 2nd and 3rd June.

Corpus Christi Procession:
The annual Corpus Christi Procession will take place after 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday 10th June. The people who are usually involved in the carrying of the canopy are asked to make themselves available, as well as those who usually steward the procession. The First Holy Communion Children are invited to walk in the Procession in their First Holy Communion Dress.

“Do This In Memory”:
The Parish based First Holy Communion Programme called “Do This In Memory” will conclude at 11 a.m. Mass on the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Class of '75 Reunion

St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties, Class of 75, will take place in Glenties on Friday 3rd August 2012 – further details will follow.

If interested in attending, please contact one of the following committee members:

Glenties Notes 13th July 2011

The Late Harry Gillespie
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Sunday 3rd July 2011 of Harry Gillespie, Mill Road, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. Des Sweeney concelebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by John F. and Pat O’ Donnell. Burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard. Harry is survived by his wife, Margaret, daughters, Eithne, Fiona, Sharon and Loraine, son Henry, grandchildren, brother, Eamonn, son-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Two brothers, John and Benny predeceased him. Originally from Glencolmcille, Harry came to Glenties about 40 years ago and opened a Garage on Mill Road.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 5th July in the Community Centre, Glenties were – Claire Keeney won the Jackpot of € 400. Marian Ward won € 150. Christopher O’ Donnell, Paula Hegarty, Bridie Boyle, Kathleen Mc Glynn, Rosaleen Melly, Cathy Connell, Brenda Reid and Bridie Doherty won € 100 each. Brown Kid won € 60. Kealin Mc Monagle, Fiona Gallagher, Hugh Gallagher, Alana Keeney, Christine Mc Cool, Tom Lavery, Rosbeg, Denise Campbell, Winnie Long, Carol Sweeney, Marie Cunningham and Kitty Mc Glynn won € 50 each. Nancy Shovlin and Josie Gallagher won € 25 each.

Donegal Hospice Church Gate Collection
The total amount raised at the recent Church Gate Collection in aid of Donegal Hospice was € 1,404.60. The amount collected in Edeninfagh was € 126.97 and the amount collected in Glenties was € 1, 277.63. Thank you to everyone involved.

Comprehensive School Reunion
A reunion will take place on 30th July for years 1969 – 1972 – starting with a Wine Reception in the School at 7 p.m. followed by a Buffet and Dance in the Highlands Hotel at 8.30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and it is very important that anyone interested in going from the Glenties / Fintown / Lettermacaward areas get in contact with any of the following – Bernie Keeney – 086 1640833, Mary Ita Boyle – 087 9038263 or Pauline Mc Gill – 087 3292428 as soon as possible.

Tidy Town Church Gate Collection
The Church Gate Collection in aid of the Tidy Town will be taken up next weekend. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

Time Change – Graveyard Mass
The Annual Graveyard Mass will be celebrated in the New Graveyard at 2.00 p.m. next Sunday 17th July. It would be greatly appreciated if you could let your friends, relatives and former neighbours, who are travelling from outside the area, know that the time of the Mass has been brought forward to 2 p.m.

Biddy Devine Memorial Walk
The Annual Biddy Devine Memorial Walk in aid of The Kidney Dialysis Unit, Letterkenny Hospital takes place on Saturday 23rd July – departing from the Glen Tavern at 12 noon 20 km Walk. For more details contact Frankie – 9557978 or Mary – 9551170.