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Glenties Notes 9th March 2017

Death of Rev Fr Pat Prendergast
It was with great sadness that the community of Glenties became aware of the untimely passing of Fr Pat Prendergast at St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin on Monday 6th March. Fr Pat came to Glenties as Parish Priest in 1999 and served us with dedication and generosity. Known for his kindness and also his great interest in the schools of the Parish, he will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all who had the pleasure to cross his path. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy
The sudden death took place recently of John O’Donnell, Cappry, Ballybofey. Originally from Aughla, Glenties, John is survived by his wife Sarah, daughter Annette Donaghey and three grandsons, Patrick, James and Daniel. He is also survived by brothers Jimmy and Willie and sisters Bridie, Annie and Rosie. John worked in St Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar for 27 years and made many friends throughout the years which was evident in the large attendance at his wake and funeral. He was laid to rest in Drumboe Cemetary following Requiem Mass which was con-celebrated by Fr John Joe Duffy and Fr Patsy Arkinson.

Sincere sympathy is also extended to the family of Pat McHugh, Narin Road, Glenties on his recent passing at Letterkenny University Hospital. Pat was laid to rest in the New Graveyard following Requiem Mass on Tuesday 7th March.

Glenties Community Centre
Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9pm. Jackpot €5400 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 and Museum workers. C.E criteria applies.

C.E. workers can avail of training to up skill while on CE scheme.To apply for the above please e-mail glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie or telephone 0879695053 or more information.

Snooker Room now open from 6pm – 10pm

Yoga Classes: every Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:45pm. For more information contact 0879667142.

Tia Chi continues each Wednesday from 8pm to 9:30pm.

Donegal Kung Fu for adults and children, for further details and cost, please contact Mark Kinsella 0863665495 or email:marktkinsella@yahoo.co.uk

Parent & Toddler Group: Monday mornings from 10am to 12 Noon.

Bingo Winners 28/02/2017
€50 Winners: Frank Mc Menamin, Caroline Kee, Nora Gallagher, Maura Gilbane, Bridie Boyle, Ann Furey, Evelyn Boyle, Kathleen McMenamin, Kathleen Mc Hugh, Maria Boyle, Patsy Mc Dyre, Adele Dooley.
€100 Winners: Rosemaire Whelan, Patsy Martin, Kathleen Quinn, Kitty McGlynn, Ann Quinn, Caroline Kee, Eileen Gallagher, Lorraine Brennan, Josie Martin. €300 Winner: Ann Quinn.

Timetable of Masses during Lent
There will be Mass in Glenties every day during the season of Lent. Mass will take place on three evenings – Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30pm. There will be Mass on two mornings – Tuesday and Thursday at 10am. Mass will be held on Saturday morning at 11am and Saturday evening at 7:30pm. Mass as usual on Sunday at 11am. Masses are subject to change if a Funeral Mass needs to be held.

Booking of Masses
Anyone wishing to book Masses for Anniversaries and Mass Intentions can contact Fr Gerard directly either by calling into the Sacristy after Mass or by calling 074 9546107.

Sacrament of Confirmation
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St Connell’s Church on Sunday 12th March at 11am.

A.G.M. Saint Vincent de Paul
The A.G.M. of St Connell’s Conference of Saint Vincent de Paul will take place in the Day Centre, McCloskey Crescent on Monday 13th March at 7pm. All are welcome including new members.

Naomh Conaill
Naomh Conaill membership for 2017 is now due.Registration evenings will be held as follows: Aras Sheain Bhain Fintown – Saturday 11th March from 6.30pm -7.00pm. St Columba’s Comprehensive School gym – Thursday 9th March 7pm – 8pm. Naomh Conail clubhouse – Sunday 12th March – 4pm -5pm. Adult membership is €40, youth €20 each for the first two children and €10 for each additional child, €100 membership includes adult membership and entry into the weekly lotto, social membership €100. Registration is required for all adult players and non players, coaches, committee members and underage players. Closing date for membership is 24th March.

St Patrick’s Day Parade
With just over a week to go until the St Patrick’s Day parade with a difference, we would like to encourage everyone to partake in the event on 17/3/17@ 00.01am. By this we mean don your green suit, dress, light up everything green or even resurrect that Leprechaun outfit and come along dressed and prepared join the atmosphere for the parade #turnglentiesgreen. The parade will be guaranteed to have five, if not six marching bands – some of which will be illuminated with green lights, glow sticks and glow bands. We have asked clubs and groups to enter a float and to participate in some way and we would also like to encourage everyone to come out and and contribute to this novel event in order to showcase the wonderful community spirit that exists in our wee town. Groups, individuals or businesses that wish to get involved, can do do so by informing a committee member or by messaging us on Facebook. Remember, the more the merrier! We look forward to seeing you all on St Patrick’s Day at 00.01am.

Glenties Playgroup and Afterschools
Glenties Community Playgroup Limited are seeking applications for Childcare Workers in order to establish a suitable relief panel. The panel will be activated when there is a member of staff absent. Applicants must have a minimum of FETAC Level 5 in Early Years. The ideal applicant must be flexible and be able to work at short notice. To request an application pack, please contact the Glenties Community Playgroup Limited, Glen Road, Glenties by post or by emailing: glentiesplaygroup@eircom.net

Paul Dawson’s MS Fundraising
Ann’s Ardara Fitness Class this evening at 7:45pm in Ardara Community Centre – Work the body and then work the mind in Nancy’s Bar at a quiz night. All monies from the fitness class and quiz go towards Paul Dawson’s MS Fundraising appeal. Everyone welcome!

Comhghairdeas
Congratulations to the pupils of Edeninfagh National School who came first in their category in the Féile Áitiúil Scoildrámaíochta 2017 and were also awarded the ‘Judges Best’ Award for overall performance. They will now progress to Féile Uladh which takes place in Armagh on 24th March.

Glenties Notes 23rd January 2017

Raphoe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Annual Church gate collection will take place before all Masses next weekend Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd January. The money raised is used to help take the sick and youth of the Diocese to Lourdes on pilgrimage.

Family Carers Ireland
Family Carers Ireland will provide the QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Award modules, based on demand, in February. One day workshops are also available. For more information, please contact: Family Carers Ireland Training Department. 057 9370221 or visit www.familycarers.ie

Sacraments:
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 12th March 2017 at 11a.m.

First Holy Communion for the children of St Riaghan’s NS, Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny NS and Scoil Mhuire, will be celebrated in St Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 29th April 2017 at 10a.m.

First Holy Communion for the children of Edeninfagh NS will take place in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Sunday 30th April at 12 Noon.

Naomh Conaill
The Naomh Conaill AGM which was recently reconvened, has now been re-scheduled for Sunday January 22nd at 7p.m. in the Community Centre. We encourage members, non-members, supporters and parents , to come along and support our local GAA club. We invite everyone to come along , regardless of whether or not you feel you have anything to contribute. Your attendance would be greatly appreciated. as we embark on another year of football, ranging from under 6’s to senior players.

Áras Sheaghán Bhán Baile na Finne
Béigh na ranganna seo ag toiseacht ag brath at éileamh, TEG (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge), Gaeilge, Giotar, Fidil. Má tá suim agat freastáil at aon rang tá cláru riachtanach roimh 20/01/17. Fón: 9546071. Ríomhphost: arassheainbhain@gmail.com These classes will start depending on demand, TEG, Irish, Giotar, Fiddle. To register for classes please contact Áras Sheaghán Bháin on 9546071 or email: arassheainbhain@gmail.com before 20/01/17.

Buíochas
Ba mhaith leis an Bhord Banistiochta, foireann agus daltaí Scoil adan Fhionn Fhraoich a mbuíochas a chuir in iúl do achan duine a chuidigh leis an fheachtas bailiúchan airgid a bhí againn I mí na Samhna. Déirigh thar barr linn.

The Board of Management, staff and pupils of Edeninfagh NS wish to thank everyone who made our fundraising event in November last such an outstanding success.

Glenties Notes 18th March 2015

Confirmation:
Congratulations to the Boys and Girls who received the Sacrament of
Confirmation in St.Connell’s Church, Glenties, on Sunday last 15th March 2015.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 10th March in the Community Centre, Glenties were – € 25 Winners – Hugh Gallagher and Bridget Byrne; € 50 Winners – Breid Gallagher, Maria Boyle, Pauline Mc Geehan, Patricia Whyte, Dim Melly, Mrs. Gallagher, Kathleen Keeny, Caroline Kee, Jean Boyle, Cathy Connell, Caroline Kee, Nancy Dorrian, Mary Ward and Gerry Doherty, € 60 Winner – Nellie Doherty; €100 –Winners – Jimmy Quinn, Donal Brennan, Cathy Connell, Breige Roarty, Cathy Connell, Claire Keeney, Margo Gallagher, Mary Gallagher and Bella Boyle; €300 Winner – Jean Boyle.

Daffodil Day:
On Friday 27th March, Volunteers will be collecting on the Main Street, Glenties. Your support will be appreciated.

Enrolment Evening:
Little Learner’s Montessori in Glenties will be holding an Enrolment Evening on Friday 20th March from 6p.m. – 8p.m. They will be taking enrolments for the ECCE scheme (free pre-school year) for September 2015 and they will also be taking enrolments for daily sessions for Non ECCE participants. Please contact Karen and Shirley 087 342 1023 for further details. Limited spaces available.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo held in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9 p.m.
Snooker: Snooker room is open Monday to Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m… No snooker Tuesday’s
Tai Chi: Tai Chi on Wednesday night 8 p.m. -9.30 p.m.
New CE scheme: A New CE scheme started on 22nd September 2014, Anyone willing to start contact 087 9695053 for more details. FAS criteria apply.
Bowls: Bowls on Monday night.
Children’s Drama Classes: Vanessa Mc Fadden children’s drama classes started Thursday 6th November 2014 from 5 p.m. -7 p.m.

Áras Sheaghán Bháin:
Bédh Oíche Ghealach le ceol, ceol uirlisí drama agus craic san Áras Sheaghán Bháin, oíche Aoine an 20ú Márta ag 8 i.n. Cuirfear tú leis an oíche le Seoladh leabhair le Mícheál Mac Giolla Easbuic, as Cill Chartha. Fálte roimh achan nduine.

An Irish Night will be held in Áras Sheaghán Bháin, Fintown, on Friday 20th March at 8 p.m. The night will begin with the launch of a book by Mícheál Mac Giolla Easbuic from Kilcar. Everyone is welcome.

Glenties Notes 11th March 2015

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Margaret Gillespie, Mill Road and Eithne Mc Loone, Cleengort, Glenties, on the death recently of their nephew, Joseph Breslin, Kilcar; also to all other relatives and friends.

Change of Mass Time in Edeninfagh:
Owing to Confirmation on Sunday 15th March, Mass will be on Saturday 14th March at 8.00 p.m.

Education of Church Students:
The special envelope collection for this purpose will take place at the St. Patrick’s Day Masses (Monday evening & Tuesday morning).

Confirmation:
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties, next Sunday 15th March at 11.00 a.m.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo held in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9 p.m.
Snooker: Snooker room is open Monday to Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.. No snooker Tuesday’s
Tai Chi: Tai Chi on Wednesday night 8 p.m. -9.30 p.m…
New CE scheme: A New CE scheme started on 22nd September 2014, Anyone willing to start contact 087 9695053 for more details. FAS criteria apply.
Bowls: Bowls on Monday night.
Children’s Drama Classes: Vanessa Mc Fadden children’s drama classes started Thursday 6th November 2014 from 5 p.m. -7 p.m.

Glenties Notes 8th October 2014

Glenties Community Action Group::
“We wish to sincerely thank everyone who played a part in our recent successful Harvest Fair Festival. To all our sponsors, local businesses, stall holders, craftspeople and farmers, who helped create such a great atmosphere, a heartfelt thank you also to the local Gardaí, and County Council Personnel, for the road closures and street cleaning. A special thank you to all those who entered floats in the parade an helped with the Wild West Theme, and to all our musicians and entertainers thank you also. Finally to all the people of Glenties and beyond who turned out in such number and created such a buzz, thank you for your support and appreciation. We now turn our attention to our Halloween Weekend on the October Bank Holiday weekend, and hope for similar success and crowds as we saw at the Harvest Fair. Thank you to everyone again.”

Annual Church Gate Collection:
The Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection on next weekend Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October.

Confirmation:
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties, on Sunday 15th March 2015 at 11.00 a.m.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo held in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9 p.m.

Snooker:
Snooker room is open Monday to Friday from 4pm to 10pm. Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m to 10 p.m.

Tai Chi:
Tai Chi every Wednesday night 8pm -9.30pm.

New CE Scheme:
New CE scheme started on 22nd September 2014, any one willing to start contact 087 9695053 for more details. FAS criteria apply.

Bowls:
Bowls every Monday night.

Drama Classes:
Drama Classes begins 6th November 2014.

Collection:
The Collection for the Irish Heart Foundation, taken up in Edeninfagh, last Sunday, amounted to € 85.00. Thanks to all who subscribed.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre Glenties on Tuesday 30th September were – € 25 Winners – Kay Gallagher, Nora Gallagher, Bid Fletcher, Ann Byrne, Philomena Mc Callig and Molly Harkin; € 50 Winners – Roisin Harkin, Mary Gazley, Mary Mc Cauley, Molly Harkin, Josie Martin, Sonny Mc Dyer, Ann Mc Hugh, Rosemary Whelan, Carmel Fitzgerald and Ann Quinn; € 100 Winners – Cissie Meehan, Rose Byrne, Breege Roarty, Rose Boyle, Cathy Connell, Tara Gallagher, Eileen Gallagher, Breid Gallagher and Mary Gough; € 300 Winner – Bridget Mc Ginley.

Mission Sunday:
Sunday 19th October is Mission Sunday, organised each year by the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Our spiritual and material offerings are crucial for the continued work of missionaries throughout the world. There will be a 2nd Envelope Collection for Mission Sunday. The total raised in the Collection will be sent in its entirety to support mission projects worldwide.

Message from World Missions Ireland:
The Theme for Mission Sunday in Ireland this year is ‘That they may have life’ life in all its richness and dignity; The richness of knowing the Gospel and Jesus Christ, and the dignity of having food to eat, a roof to sleep under, and work to go to. Through their work, our missionaries strive to make all this a reality for the people they serve. We are invited to reflect on our call to bring Christ to others, while remembering to pray and to assist the young churches that they may have the spiritual and financial resources to grow and in turn announce the Good News. For further information on the world of the Propagation of the Faith see the website www.wmi.ie.

Positions Available:
CE Positions available at the Dolmen Centre Kilclooney. – Vacancies are 5 General workers at the Dolmen Centre and 2 Day Care Assistants required in Glenties. Contact Stephen at the Dolmen Centre on 074 9545010 or email dolmencentre@eircom.net. DSP Criteria Applies.

Glenties Notes 22nd May 2014

The Late Sean Mc Gettigan:
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital, on Sunday 11th May 2014 of Sean Mc Gettigan, Mill Road and originally of Straboy, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home on Monday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday afternoon. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass at 2 00 p.m. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music was by Ernan O’ Donnell and Siobhan Brown (Mc Elhinney). Burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard. Sean is survived by his wife, Mena, three daughters, Maureen, Margaret and Carol, two sons Gerry and Martin, sister, Nuala Quinn, brother, Seamus, grandchildren, in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Three sisters, Peggy Mc Hugh, Breid Boyce and Grainne Mc Dyer predeceased him.

Alzheimer’s Tea Day:
All at Owenea Trading, Mill Road, Glenties would like to say a Big Thank You to everyone who called to the shop on May 1st ‘Alzheimer’s Tea Day’ and to all those who gave donations. Thanks also to everyone who helped with the Tea and Una, Niamh and Ronan for all the home baking. Altogether € 626.06 was raised on the day. Thanks again to everyone. All proceeds from this event will be spent on local Alzheimer Services for families in County Donegal.

Confirmation:
Congratulations to the young boys and girls who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday last 18th May.

First Holy Communion:
Children from St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will receive their First Holy Communion next Saturday 24th May at 11.00.a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.

Party for First Communion Children:
The Annual party for the First Holy Communion Children, their families and guests will be held in the Community Centre after the Mass

Bingo:
The Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday13th May 2014 were – € 25 Winners – Caitriona Gallagher and Cecilia Campbell; € 50 Winners – Teresa Bonner, Claire Keeney, Mary McDermott, Frankie Gallagher, Claire Keeney, Jenny Furey, Kay Gallagher, Mary Kennedy, Margaret Gillespie, Bridgeen Keeney, Patricia Gallagher and Anne Boyle; € 60 Winner – Caitriona Gallagher, € 100 Winners – Margaret Gallagher, Josie Martin, Laura McGowan, Jimmy Quinn, Mary Boyle, Margaret Byrne, Annie Deane, Rose Boyle and Fidelma Burke; .€ 300 Winner – Mary Gallagher.

Fintown Festival:
Fintown Festival takes place from Friday 30th May until Monday 2nd June. It starts off with a Fireworks display on the banks of Lough Finn on Friday night. On Saturday there is a 20k, 40k and 60k Leisure Cycle with Tír Chonaill GAP CC. The Gaeltacht Lar 5k Fun Run in aid of Donegal Hospice, Digger Handling Skills, Quad and Tractor Reversing also takes place on Saturday. Sunday is Family Fun Day at the Train Station, with a Regatta on Lough Finn with Donegal Coastal Rowing Association, Hills and Glens Honda Run and a Vintage Tractor Run in aid of Donegal Mountain Rescue with Mid West Vintage Club, Vintage Car Display The Lord Mayor Crowning Dance is in the Noble Bar On Momday Fintown Harps under age Soccer Tournament is at Páirc Ácla at 11 00 a.m.

Cash for Clobber at St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh:
Cash for Clobber Collection will take place at the school on Tuesday 27th May, organised by the Green Team. The school will receive a cash donation 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 on Monday 26th or early on the morning of Tuesday 27th May. 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 074 9551591 or e-mail; striaghans@gmail.com

Glenties Notes 1st May 2014

Bingo:
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on 22 / 04 / 2014 were – € 25 Winners – Margaret Gallagher, Nancy Gill, Mary McGeehan, Cathy Connell, Margaret Gallagher, Anne Kennedy, John McLoone, Rosaleen Gallagher, and Nancy Dorrian; € 50 Winners – Margaret Byrne, Rosaleen Melly, Teresa Glackin, Anne Quinn, Anthony Burke, J Mc Neilis, Adelle Dooley, Liz Buckley and Libby McGowan; € 100 Winners – Eimear Doherty, Margaret Gallagher, Pauline McGeehan, Maria Boyle, Nan Doherty, Cissi Campbell, Isabelle McLoone, Caroline Kee and Bid Fletcher; € 300 –Winner- Bridie Doherty.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line is € 50, every house €100. Jackpot, if not won will be €2,500 on 45 numbers or less on 6 / 05 / 2014, if not won on the night €300 will be paid out. In house draws.

Bowls in the Community Centre every Monday at 8 p.m.

Drama for children from 4.15 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Snooker room is open from 4pm – 10 p.m. every evening and from 10am to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. To

Book the Community Centre contact 087 2679321.

Positions Available:
There are still positions available on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C.E. scheme. D.S.P. criteria apply. For more information contact 087 9695053.

“Do This In Memory”:
The Parish Based Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion called – “Do This In Memory” will continue Next Sunday 4thMay at11a.m. Mass.

First Confession:
First Confession for the Edeninfagh First Holy Communion Children will take place in Edeninfagh this evening – Thursday 1st May at 6.00 p.m. First Confession for the Glenties First Holy Communion Children will take place in the Big Chapel in Glenties this evening – Thursday 1st May at 8.00 p.m.

First Holy Communion:
Children from St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday 24th May at 11.00.a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.
Children from Edeninfagh will receive their First Holy Communion at 12 Mid- Day Mass on Sunday 11th May.

Confirmation:
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 18th May at 11.00a.m.

Naomh Conaill Ladies Thanks:
Naomh Conaill Ladies would like to thank everyone who supported their recent Church Gate Collection in Glenties and Edeninfagh. The amount collected at Masses in Edeninfagh was € 105.05 and in Glenties was € 622.27.

40th Anniversary:
Monday 19th May is the 40th Anniversary of the opening of our Chapel in Glenties. As you can see the Chapel has been painted inside and outside to mark the occasion. A booklet about the new St. Connell’s Church in Glenties is being prepared for the Anniversary. A Celebration Mass will take place on Monday 19th May at 7.30 p.m.

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Tea Day:
Connaghan’s Shop-Owenea Trading, Mill Road, Glenties are hosting A Tea Day in aid of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland on Thursday 1st May. Please come along and join them for a Cuppa and support this worthy cause.

Cancer Care & Hospice Weekend:
There will be a Collection in the town during the day on Saturday; a Vintage Run on Sunday, in Memory of John the Tae Gallagher, and a Dance on Sunday night at The Highlands Hotel. Music is by The Cufflinks; Dancing is from10 p.m. – 2 a.m. Admission is € 10. Contact Daniel 087 631 5695 or Anthony 087 791 4428.

Mass in Rossnowlagh:
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 6th May and every first Tuesday for Mass in Rossnowlagh. Newcomers very welcome.

Glenties Tidy Towns:
General workers, caretaker, office worker and administrator wanted for Community Employment scheme, commencing on June 9th 2014. Fás Criteria for C.E. schemes apply. Contact 086 1209524 for further information.

Glenties Notes 26th March 2014

Naomh Connaill Membership:
Naomh Conaill GAA Club will hold a Registration Evening in the Clubhouse on Friday 28th March between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Adult – € 40; Youth – € 20; Adult Membership including a year’s entry in the weekly Lotto – € 100; Families with a number of children – € 20 for first two and € 10 for each additional child. 28th March is the last day on which membership can be paid.

The 2 Loves of Gabriel Foley:
On April 5th / 6th Glenties Drama Group bring the hilarious comedy – ‘The 2 Loves of Gabriel Foley’ by Jimmy Keary to the stage of the Community Centre in Glenties. .Gabriel Foley is a middle aged bachelor, who lives with his elderly mother. .She fears she will never get rid of him as he ‘can’t hold on to a women’. Then he falls for Hazel, a man eater, an uppity member of the local Drama Group. Gabriel is out of his depth, can Chrissie, his reliable neighbour who fancies him, save him from a fate worse than death? Add a cast of crazy characters and be prepared for a night of fun and laughter; Just the ticket to cheer us up in these difficult times.

Daffodil Day:
Friday 28th March is Daffodil Day Volunteers will be on the Main Street of Glenties looking for your support for this very worthy cause.

First Holy Communion:
Children from St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday 24th May at 11.00.a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.

Children from Edeninfagh will receive their First Holy Communion at 12 Mid- Day Mass on Sunday 11th May.

Confirmation:
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 18th May at 11.00a.m.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 16th march 2014 were – € 25 winners – Pauline McGeehan and Patsy Martin; € 50 winners – Micky Herron, Patsy Brown, Majella Boyle, Anne Doherty, Anne McKeown, Fidelma Burke, Jimmy Quinn, Patricia Molloy, Kathleen Cannon, Lisa Coughlin and Hugh Gallagher; €100 winners – Kathleen Boyle, Francis Cunningham, Dim Melly, Winnie Long, Mrs. Monaghan, Anne Kennedy, Rose McGeehan, Sally McHugh, Eileen Gallagher and Kathleen Ferry; € 300 winner – May Kennedy.

Donegal Branch of the Irish Guide Dogs Collection:
The Volunteers of Glenties, Edeninfagh, Fintown and Kilclooney would like to thank everyone who supported their recent collection. The amount raised was € 1,115.00. Thanks to everyone who made a contribution.

Chiropody Clinic:
Chiropody Clinic in Glenties Day Centre Monday 31st March, for an appointment 087 1417180

St. Vincent de Paul – Uganda Collection:
The St. Vincent de Paul Uganda collection will take place next weekend 29th and 30th March. All proceeds will go to fund educational and agricultural projects. Please give as generously as you can.

Cancer Research Fundraising Night:
A Cancer Research Fundraising Night hosted by Yvonne Campbell will take place in The Glen Tavern – “Dinny’s” on Saturday 29th March at 9.00 p.m. Music is by B & J Sound followed by a Traditional Music Session. All Traditional Musicians are welcome. Spot Prizes will be given out on the night. All proceeds and donations will go to Cancer Research. The organisers appeal to you to support Yvonne in this worthy cause. Permit granted.

Foroige Quiz Night:
A Quiz night in aid of Glenties Foroige Youth Club will be held in the Community Centre, Glenties on Friday 4th April at 8.0 p.m. Please support.

Glenties Notes 6th February 2013

Naomh Conaill Table Quiz:
A Table quiz will take place to morrow, Friday 7th February, in Kennedy’s Bar at 9.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come along to make up a team of 4 and enjoy a great night’s entertainment. Entry is € 20 per team. Come out and support your local club.

Confirmation:
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties, on Sunday18th May at 11.00 a.m.

First Holy Communion:
Children from St. Riaghan’s Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will receive their First Holy Communion at 11.00 a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 24th May.

Glenties Tidy Towns:
Glenties Tidy Towns are compiling a local information brochure for 2014. All organisations, groups, businesses, and anyone with any local knowledge, is asked to forward their information to Glenties Tidy Towns by email – glentiestidytown@gmail.com; or by dropping it into the Community Centre office on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. All information needs to be submitted by 28th February.

Community “Text Alert” Information Evening:
An Garda Síochána will host an Information Evening for Community Alert and Neighborhood Watch Groups in The Nesbit Arms Hotel, Ardara, on Wednesday 12th February at 8 p.m

Cardiac Screening Unit:
The Naomh Conaill GAA club is organizing for the mobile cardiac screening unit to visit the club again (depending on numbers). The unit was last here in 2011 and it is recommended that screening be carried out every 2/3 years. The screening is open to both males and females between the ages of 14 and 35 years at a cost of € 45; and is open to club members and non members alike. If you are interested in taking part in this screening, please contact Rosaleen 087 623 5023 or Muriel 087 648 5725.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 26th January were – € 25 Winners – Philomena McCaillig and Mary Furey; € 35 Winners – Bridie Melly, May Kennedy and Dim Melly; € 50 Winners – Isobel McLoone, Bernadette Gallagher, Breege Roarty, Auveen Gallagher, Denise Maguire, Bernie Martin, Mary Ellen Bonner, Mary Mc Dermot Barbara Bonner and Patsy McDyre; € 60 Winner – Marian Ward; € 100 Winners – Rosemarie Whelan, Dim Melly, Frankie Gallagher, Donal Brennan, Nancy Dorrian, Faye Moore, Sarah Gallagher and Breege Brennan; € 300 Winner – Eileen Gallagher.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line is € 50, every house is €100. Jackpot if not won will be €1400 on 45 numbers or less on 11/02/2014, if not won on the night €300 will be paid out. In house draws.

Bowls in the Community Centre every Monday at 8 p.m.

Tai chi in the Community Centre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Drama for children from 4.15 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday evening.

Snooker room is open from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. every evening and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Bookings for the Community Centre contact 087 2679321.

Positions Available:
There are still positions available on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C.E. scheme. D.S.P. criteria apply. For more information contact 087 9695053.

Landscape Character Assessment – Donegal County Council:
Councillor Terence Slowey would like to inform all landowners and any interested parties that the Central Planning Unit of Donegal County Council is carrying out its first Landscape Charter Assessment. This involves identifying and mapping unique areas within the County, almost like a jigsaw. To do this the Council will be looking at the landscape, seascape, historic landscape and townscapes. Everyone knows the landscape in their own area and at this initial stage the Assessment is to know what the general public consider their landscape to be.

Definition of Landscape
The European Landscape Convention defines landscape as ‘an area, as perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors’. A landscape consists of all the visible features of an area of land, both natural and artificial such as trees, mountains, rivers, buildings and roads. Landscape is more than just a beautiful view or an area of outstanding natural beauty, it is all landscapes including spoiled areas and ordinary landscapes, a rural area or an urban area.

What do you think about your landscape? What do you think about your landscape? How do you define the boundaries of your area? What elements or features of interest make your area distinctive? What do local people call your area? (e.g. townlands, parish other). How do you think the landscape should be developed? What is your favourite landscape? What is your least favourite landscape? What landscape do you associate with Donegal? How do you define the boundaries of your area?

Cllr Slowey outlines the way that all land owners or interested parties can get involved.
Upload a description/photo about your landscape to the Council online http://arc.donegal.ie/flexviewers/thedonegallandscape

Attend one of the drop-in events in February 2014 and talk to us in person (dates to be confirmed via Facebook or twitter) Contact the Central Planning Unit, Central Planning Unit, County House, Lifford, County Donegal. Tel: 074 9153900

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Glenties Notes 15th November 2013

Christmas Day Bingo:
Bingo will be on Christmas Day at the earlier time of 7p.m. instead of on Christmas Eve this year in the Glenties Community Centre.

Bingo:
Bingo winners 5/11/2013 in Glenties Community Centre – were € 20 winners – Renee McGill, Margaret Gallagher and Mary Duffy; € 25 Winners – Irene Langan, Sean Gallagher, Breid Boyle, Yvonne Doherty, Marian Ward, Nancy Dorrian, Aoife McCardle, Bridie Doherty and Lisa Coughlan; € 40 winner – Mary Geasley; € 50 winners – Imelda Gallagher, Patsy Martin Breege Roarty, Ann McDyre, Emer O’Donnell, Sarah McDyre, Bernadette Gallagher and Marie Boyle;. €100 winners – Brown Kid, Kathleen Boyle, Eoghan Harkin, Rose McGroarty, Anthony Burke and Anne Furey; €300 Winner -Rosaleen Melly.

Bingo Winners on 29/10/2013 were – €20 winners – Patrick Gallagher, Breege Boyle and Joan Rodgers; €25 winners – Ann Kennedy, Nora Gallagher, Charlie McGlynn and Patsy McDyre; €50 winners – Fiona Gallagher, Sally McHugh, Kay McGeehan, Maura Kilbane, Anne Quinn, Gerry Doherty, Joan Rodgers, Margaret Brennan, Isobel McLoone and Anne Kennedy; .€100 winners – Amanda ‘Connor, Gerry Doherty, Rose McGroarty, Joan Rodgers, Bernadette Gallagher, Bean Boyle, Lisa Coughlan, Sarah Gill, Rose McFadden; €300 winner – Christine McCool.

Graduation:
Congratulations to Liam Martin, Glenties, on his graduation at Athlone Institute of Technology with First Class Honours in Business. Liam is a son of Patsy and Bernie Martin, Church Road, Glenties and is a past pupil of Scoil Mhuire and St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Peter Mc Mahon, Fintown, who died recently.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife, family, relatives and friends of Pat Molloy, Mill Road, Glenties, who died on Tuesday 5th November and was buried on Thursday.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Marina Mc Ghee, Kentucky, Ardara, (formerly Gildea of Mill Road, Glenties) who died on Saturday 9th November 2013 and was buried in Ardara on Monday.

World Remembrance Day for Victims of Road Traffic Accidents:
The 11 a.m. Mass on Next Sunday -17th November will be celebrated for this intention. If you would like to have a friend or relative remembered at this Mass, please telephone Anne Mannering 089 974 6050.

Confirmation:
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 18th May 2014 at 11 a.m.

Trocaire Syria Appeal:
The numbers are staggering 8.4 million people in urgent need of vital humanitarian aid; 5.8 million people forced to abandon their homes; 1.8 million people seeking shelter in neighbouring countries. Behind each of those figures are real people, people who have lost everything and urgently need your help. Trócaire is helping to bring vital aid to the people who need it most. We are working with local partners to provide food, shelter, clean water, and other basic needs for women, children, and men, forced to flee their homes. Already, over 255, 855 Syrian refugees have benefited from our support; but this crisis is deteriorating so rapidly that we are appealing for you to help us reach even more people.100% of every donation received to our Syria emergency appeal will go directly to our response to this devastating crisis. ”A Special Collection for Trócaire’s Syria Appeal will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line is €50, every house is €100. Jackpot if not won, will be €9000 on the 19/11/2013, if not won on the night €300, will be paid out. In house draws. Bingo will be on Christmas Day this year instead of Christmas Eve.

Bowls: Bowls in the Centre every Monday night at 8 p.m.
Tai Chi: Tai Chi is on in the centre on Wednesday night at 8pm.
Drama Classes for children: Helen O’Grady Academy Drama classes for children are on every Thursday evening from 5 p.m.
Snooker: Snooker room is open from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. every evening. Bookings for the Community Centre contact 087 2679321.

Positions Available:
There are still positions available on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C.E. scheme. D.S.P. criteria apply. For more information contact 087 9695053.

Parish Social:
The Glenties Parish Social will take place on Sunday 1st December in the Highlands Hotel, commencing at 3 p.m. with Mass. A warm welcome is extended to all our Senior Citizens. The Committee would appreciate any Donations or Raffle Prizes towards the running costs of the event.

Naomh Connaill C.L.G.:
The Club’s “Strictly Come Jiving” will take place on Saturday 23rd November in the Highlands Hotel at 8 p.m. Tickets, priced €15, are now on sale from the Highlands Hotel, The Inniskeel Co-Op, Maxwell’s, Ballinamore and from any of the dancers.

Cake Sale:
Glenties Day Care Centre will hold a Cake and Craft Sale in The Community Centre next Sunday 17th November after 11a.m. Mass. Please support this worthy cause.