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Glenties Notes 9th September 2013

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Maureen Quinn and family, Glen Tavern, Greenans, Glenties on the death on Monday 25th August 2013 of Maureen’s brother, Patsy Breslin, formerly of Mullanmore, Glenties. His Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Wednesday evening. Fr. Denis Quinn P.P. Falcarragh, assisted by other Priests concelebrated Requiem Mass on Thursday and burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard; Glenties; sympathy also to all other relatives and friends. Three brothers, John Joe, Jim and Foncie predeceased Patsy.
Sincere sympathy is extended to Isobel Mc Loone, Mill Road, Glenties on the death of her brother Neil Greene, Annagry, who was buried on Sunday last.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 7th August were – € 25 Winners – Terence Breslin, Mrs McGettigan, Roisin Harkin and Lisa Coughlan; € 50 Winners – Sadie Sweeney, Willie Mc Nelis, Jimmy Quinn, Bella Boyle, Maria Boyle, Melissa Browne, Rosaleen Melly, Dim Melly, Majella Boyle, Bridie Gallagher and Renee Mulhern. € 60 Winner – Shane McGuire; €100 Winners – Charlie McBrearty, Elisha Mc Carlin, Amalia Mc Taggart, Annie Boyle, Eileen Breslin, Teresa Molloy, Ann Quinn, Bernie Fitzpatrick and Mary Gazley; € 300 Winner – Sarah Gallagher.

The Glenties Harvest Fair Cycle Challenge:
The Glenties Harvest Fair Cycle Challenge (30k, 60k or120k), takes place on Sunday 8th September from the Comprehensive School. Registration is from 9.00 a.m. with the challenge starting at 10.00 a.m.

Glenties Community Playgroup / Afterschool:
Glenties Community Playgroup / Afterschool will re – open on Monday 2nd September. If you wish to enrol your child / children for the coming term please contact Bridie on 087 757 0857 as there are still spaces available in the Pre – school and Afterschool. Playschool opens 5 days 9 a.m.- 12.30 p.m. Free Playschool Year – If your child was born between 2nd February 2009 and 30th June 2010 your child can access five 3 hour sessions.

Afterschool opens from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – on a Thursday art and crafts and Friday a wide variety of planned activities indoors and outdoors. There is a pick–up service from Scoil Mhuire at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. There are also discounts available to families in receipt of benefits / low income / community employment schemes, if you need any further information contact Bridie on 087 757 0857 or 9551907.

Annie Behan Memorial Fun Run:
The Family of Annie Behan would like to thank everyone who took part in, helped out in any way, or provided sponsorship for, The Annie Behan Memorial Fun Run. The amount collected for the Donegal Hospice was €1,700.00.

Glenties Notes 28th March 2013

The Late Mary Teresa Boyle:
After a long illness, the death took place in Sligo Hospital, on Tuesday 19th March 2013, of Mary Teresa Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties. Her Remains were brought to her home on Wednesday evening and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Mass at 11a.m. Her brother Pat and his wife Jenifer did the Readings. Music and singing was by John F. O’Donnell, Anne Bonner and Christine Mc Cool. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Mary Teresa, daughter of Mary and the late Eugene Boyle, Glen Road is survived by her mother Mary, sister, Kathleen, brother, Patrick and his wife Jenifer, niece, Roisin, nephew Owen, aunt, Bridie O’Shea, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family, parents, relatives and friends of Andy Chan, Main Street, Glenties, who died unexpectedly, on Thursday 21st March 2013.

St. Connell’s Church, Glenties – Holy Week:
Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7.30 p.m. This Mass will end with a Eucharistic Procession to the Altar of Repose and there will be Adoration until12.00 midnight. Everyone is encouraged to spend some time before the Blessed Sacrament on this special evening. (Please Note: there will be no Adoration during the day on Holy Thursday).

Trócaire:
Please change small coins into € 2 or € 1 coins or bank notes, and bring your Trócaire donation in the special Trócaire Envelope provided in your Sunday Envelope Box, dated for Holy Thursday.

Good Friday:
The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 3.00 p.m. Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence. There will be a basket collection for the Holy Places in Jerusalem during this ceremony.

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil:
The Easter Vigil Mass – 9.00 p.m.
Candles will be provided for use during the Service of Light.

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh – Holy Week:
Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 9.00 p.m. This Mass will end with a Eucharistic Procession to the Altar of Repose and there will be Adoration until10.30 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to spend some time before the Blessed Sacrament on this special evening

Trócaire:
Please change small coins into € 2 or € 1 coins or bank notes, and bring your Trócaire donation in the special Trócaire Envelope provided in your Sunday Envelope Box, dated for Holy Thursday.

Good Friday:
The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 6.00 p.m. Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence. There will be a basket collection for the Holy Places in Jerusalem during this ceremony.

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil:
The Easter Vigil Mass – 10.00 p.m.
Candles will be provided for use during the Service of Light.

Easter Bingo:
Easter Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre on Tuesday 26th March. Every line € 50, every house € 100; Jackpot will be € 5700 on Tuesday 26th on 45 numbers or less. If not won € 300 will be paid out. In-house draws. Snooker room will be open from 12 noon to 10 p.m. every day during Easter holidays. Tuesday evening it will close at 8 p.m.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 19th March were – € 50 winners – Liz Spence, Anne Kennedy, Michelle Mc Brearty, Marian McGuinness, Michelle Mc Brearty, Maura Kilbane, James Byrne, Marianne Ward, Renee Mulhern, Anne Quinn, Patsy Mc Dyre, Roisin Breslin; Letti Doherty; € 100 winners – Sinead Sweeney, Bernie Martin, Cathleen Connell, James Deane, Rosemarie Whelan, Maureen Gildea, Annmarie Cunningham, Patricia Whyte, Kathleen Griffin; € 60 winner – Sally Mc Hugh; € 150 winners – Mary Campbell, Fiona Gallagher

Collection:
The St.Vincent de Paul – Uganda Collection will take place next weekend.
All proceeds will fund Educational and Agricultural Projects. Please give as generously as you can.

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 towards the running costs of the Day Centre. Please support this worthy cause.

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

Mass in Rossnowlagh:
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 2nd April and every first Tuesday for Mass in Rossnowlagh. The organisers wish to make an appeal for more people to join them.

Charity Walk:
Good Friday Charity Walk in aid of the Alzheimer’s Day Centre, Glenties. Please meet at the Day Centre, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, on Good Friday – 29th March. The Walk will begin at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to take part.

Glenties Notes 21st September 2011

The Late Bridget Mc Dermott
The death took place, at her home on Sunday 11th September 2011 of Bridget Mc Dermott, Edeninfagh, Glenties. Her remains were brought to the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Monday evening. Fr. Padraig Mc Dermott was the chief celebrant at the concelebrated Requiem Mass on Tuesday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast, Fr. Philip Daly, Fr. Francis Mc Loone and Fr. Denis Quinn were the assisting Priests. Family members did the Readings and Prayers of the Faithful. Burial took place in the Edeninfagh Graveyard. Bridget is survived by her daughter Rosemary, son-in-law, Jimmy Herron, grandson Connell and sister Margaret Crawford, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband Pat predeceased her in 1993. Three sisters, Mary, Rose and Teresa also predeceased her. When Bridget (originally from Kilclooney, Portnoo) came to Edeninfagh she assisted her husband Pat, who was Sacristan in the Church of the Holy Family. When he died she took over as Sacristan, with the help of her daughter Rosemary and grandson Connell. Bridget received the Benemerenti Medal from the Pope in 2006 for her long service (over 50 years) to the Church. She was 98 years of age when she died.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife, family, relatives and friends of Bill Dawson, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties, who died on Tuesday 13th September 2011.

Sincere sympathy is extended to her husband, Glen and son, Alan, all other relatives and friends of Pat Hughes, Mullantyboyle, Glenties who died on Friday 16th September 2011.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Eileen Rafferty, Kilkenny, Glenties and David Stevens, England who were married in Glenties on Saturday 17th September 2011.

Tír Chonaill GAP CC – Annual Harvest Fair Cycle Challenge
Due to adverse weather conditions on Sunday 11th September we had to postpone our cycling event. We would like to apologise to everyone that turned up for the event but after talks with our marshals it was decided that it wasn’t safe to carry on with the cycle. We have now rescheduled the cycle for Sunday, 25th September. Registration is from 9 a.m. and start times are: 120k at 10 a.m. 60k at 10:25 a.m. and the 30k at 10:25 a.m. Hope to see a big turn out. And better weather!!!! Keep an eye on our website for further updates and information: www.TirChonaillGAPcc.com

Jiving Lessons
Jiving Lessons will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Monday 26th September at 8.30 p.m. Teacher is Seamus Melvin. Improve your dancing skills for the Debs.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday were – James Peak, Belfast won the Jackpot of €400. Sandra Moore, Donal Brennan, Teresa Mc Kelvey, Johnny Mc Cole, Rosaleen Gallagher, Ardara, Michael Langan, Bernie Fitzpatrick and Michael Doherty won € 100 each. Sandra Moore won € 60. Brigid Mc Cabe, Frosses, Mary Gallagher, The Glen, Marian Davison, Burtonport, Sandra Moore, Annie Mc Ginley, Meenaneary, Fiona Boyle, Bernadette Gallagher, Frosses, Anne Furey, Irene Langan, Nora Gallagher, Breege Gallagher, Rosbeg, Breege Roarty, James Sweeney Doyle, Maura Kilbane, Nancy Gallagher and Majella Dunnion won € 50 each.

Glenties Notes 7th September 2011

New Arrival
Congratulations to Alison and Ciaran Mc Monagle, Letterkenny, on the birth of their second child, a baby sister (Katie) for Conor. Alison is a daughter of Hugh Brendan and Rose Mc Dyer, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties.

The Late Johnnie Gallagher
The death took place unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday 24th August 2011 of Johnnie Gallagher, Lower Mully, Glenties. His Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass at 11 a.m. Family members did the Readings. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Johnnie is survived by one brother, Ownie, Lower Mully, Glenties and one sister Bridget Sweeney, Letterilly, Glenties, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Four sisters, Annie, Rosie, Maggie and Kitty and one brother, Paddy predeceased him.

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 30th August were – Nora Gallagher won the Jackpot of € 400. Anne Quinn, James Byrne, Annie Boyle, Margaret O’Donnell, Kathleen Cunningham, Kilcar, M. Mc Geehan, Ann Breslin and Philomena Mc Callaig won € 100 each. Anna Mc Dyre, Maas, Nellie Doherty, Terence Breslin, Anne Quinn, Margaret Mc Brearty, Kilcar, Annie Deane, Shaun Maloney, Bridie Gallagher, John Mc Cole, Dim Melly, Bernadette Mc Devitt and Angela Quinn won € 50 each. Catherine Griffin and Bella Boyle won € 25 each. Charlie Mc Brearty, Majella Boyle and Joseph Martin won € 20 each.

Harvest Fair Festival
The Annual Harvest Fair Festival gets under way on Thursday 8th September with a Wheel Changing Competition on Main Street at 7 p.m. and a Slow Bicycle Race at 7.30. The official opening is at 8 p.m. Over the next few days there will be all sorts of competitions and races, even a sheep race! Tug-O-War, Clay Pigeon Shoot, music and dances. Kid’s movie is on Friday at 4 p.m. in the Highlands Hotel. ‘Footloose’ the Musical is on Friday at 7 p.m. and on Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Community Centre. Family Fun Day is on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the GAA Pitch. On Sunday the Cycle Challenge starts at 10 a.m. and the Vintage Tractor Run is at 12p.m. The Band and Float Parade is at 4 p.m. and the Queen Dance is at 10 p.m. in the Highlands Hotel. On Monday, the Harvest Fair Day there is Sheep Shearing and Rope Making and Farmer’s Market. Details are in the Programmes, which are available in the shops. www.glentiesharvestfair.com

Tír Chonaill GAP CC – Annual Harvest Fair Cycle Challenge
Our clubs main event for the year will be taking place on Sunday 11th of September 2011. Registration: 9am. There will be three routes this year, 30k, 60k and 120k, so something for every level. Maps of the three routes are available on the club website: www.TirChonaillGAPcc.com Start Times: 120k Starts 10a.m. 60k Starts 10:20

30k Starts 10:25. The fee for the cycle is €20 (€25 for Non Cycling Ireland Members)

There will be refreshments and shower facilities for all cyclists at the end of the run.

We hope to see a big turn out for this years challenge to make it a brilliant event for everyone!

Message from An Garda Síochána
The following Traffic Restrictions will be in place in Glenties for the Harvest Fair – Sunday 11th September from 3.30 p.m. until 6 p.m. and Monday 12th September from 8a.m. until 9.30 p.m. – Closure of Main Street, diversions in place at Kilraine and Maas. Parking restrictions also in place on all approaches to Glenties during these times. Traffic not attending the fair is requested to avoid Glenties during these times.

Safe Pass Course
A Safe Pass Course will be held in Highlands Hotel on Friday 9th September. Contact Tim on 0872458839 or Deirdre on 0866033927 to book a place. Limited number of places available.

Glenties Foróige Club
Glenties Foróige Club resumes for 1st 2nd and 3rd years. Registration on Thursday 8th September at 8 p.m. in the Highlands Hotel. Parents must attend with their children. € 15 per child and € 25 per family.

Thanks
Thank you to all those who took part and donated prizes to the Table Quiz held recently in ‘Dinny’s’ The Glen Tavern in aid of The National Council of the Blind of Ireland (N.C.B.I.) The amount raised was € 400.

Well Done u10 Team
Congratulations and well done to all the boys and girls of our under 10 team who brought the cup home from a Tournament in Belfast on Saturday last and especially to Amy Boyle Carr who was selected as ‘Player of the Tournament’.

Naomh Conaill
Naomh Conaill 200 Club will commence shortly. € 1,000 in prizes each month. Contact any club member for more details.

Sing for Fun
A Sing for Fun Choral Group is starting in the Highlands Hotel Glenties on Thursday 15th Sept at 8 p.m. for both male and female. A knowledge of how to read music is not required. So, if you like to sing, come along and join us. We are looking forward to seeing you.

Courses
The following courses will be starting soon in Áras Sheáin Bheáin, Fintown – Irish, Fiddle, Guitar, Keyboard and Piano Accordion. To enroll, please ring 9546071.

Glenties Notes 25th May 2011

New Arrival
Congratulations to Fiona and Laurence Breslin, Ardara on the birth of their fourth child, a baby brother (Finnian) for Alicia, Oisín and Lorcán. Fiona is a daughter of Vera and the late Kevin Breslin, Ard Patrick, Glenties.

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 17th May were – Nancy Mc Gill and Anne Cannon won € 200 each. Ann Breslin. Claire Keeney, Dim Melly, Patsy Brown, Mrs Monaghan, Nellie Doherty, Mary Kennedy, Sean Carr and Anne Furey won € 100 each. Patricia White, Dan Mc Crudden, Maura Gallagher, Nellie Doherty, Fiona Boyle, Brown Kid, Peter Sweeney, Bid Fletcher, Vera Breslin and Mr. Sweeney won € 50 each. Nan Doherty and Nellie Doherty won € 25 each.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Breda O’Donnell, Mullantyboyle, Glenties and John Paul Breslin, Lettermacaward who were married in Glenties on Saturday last.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Sarah Quinn, Mully, Glenties, who died on Tuesday 17th May.

Fintown Festival / Leisure Cycle
In association with Fintown Festival Committee, Tír Chonaill GAP Cycling Club are holding a Leisure Cycle during the Festival, on Saturday 4th June starting at 1 p.m. Registration is at 12 noon. Entry fee is € 22, Club members € 20. Refreshments and shower facilities will be available after. For more information contact James on 087 2546592 or Hughie on 086 8581521. There will be two routes: a 30k and a more challenging 60k.

Medjugorje Peace Mass
The Medjugorje Peace Mass will be celebrated in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday 26th May at 8.00 p.m.
Ladies GAA –‘Wax, Shave and Dye Night’

Please come and support our ‘Wax, Shave and Dye Night’ on Friday 27th May in Melly’s Bar, Glenties at 9 p.m. in aid of the U- 14 Girls Trip to the All Ireland Féile in Cork. Have a fun night and support the girls.

Ulster Champions
Congratulations to the girls from Scoil Mhuire who won the Ulster 5 / side FAI Championships, held in Cavan last Thursday 19th May, having defeated Cavan (8-0), Monaghan (4-0) and Inishowen (7-1) Girls Champions. They will be playing in the All Ireland Finals against the three other provinces in Tullamore on June 1st. The girls have now won the County Gaelic, the County Soccer and Ulster Soccer; not forgetting the boys who won the County Gaelic. Well done to boys and girls and best wishes in the finals. If anyone is interested in travelling to Tullamore contact John Mc Cann at Scoil Mhuire.

Fintown Festival / Vintage Tractor Run
A Vintage Tractor Run will take place on Sunday 4th June at the Fintown Festival. It will start at 3 p.m. sharp. Refreshments will be provided. For further information contact Daniel Moy on 087 6315695.

Glenties Notes 18th May 2011

County Champions
Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Teams from Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, who won the County Finals of Cumann na mBun Scoil Competition in Glenswilly on Wednesday 11th May 2011. The girls beat St. Mary’s N. S. Castlefin and the boys beat Tooban N.S. Burt. On Thursday 12th May the girls were again successful in the County Final of the FAI Schools Competition in Ballyare, Letterkenny. Well done boys and girls.

First Holy Communion
Congratulations to the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion in St. Connell Church, Glenties on Saturday 7th May 2011. They were – Kilkenny N.S. – Eoin Sharkey. Scoil Mhuire – Mark Campbell, Max Fisher, Grainne Agnew, Aine McNelis, Aoise Doherty, Orla O’Donnell, Elizabeth Gill, Aidan Gilroy, Nadine Furey, Aodhán Gavigan, Daniel Gildea, Emma Doherty, Karla Doherty, Caitlin Ward, Neil Francis Boyle, Holly Ward, Adam Molloy, Jack Boyle and Robbie Mc Donnell. Congratulations also to those who received their First Holy Communion in The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Sunday 8th May – Elaine Campbell, Odhran McCaillig, Cormac Quinn, Darragh Doherty and James Michael Doran; and to those who received their First Holy Communion in St. Colmcille’s Church Fintown on Saturday 14th May – Aoife Ní Bhaoill, Eibhlin Ní Bhaoill, Grainne Quinn, Rebecca Wright, Chloe Mc Keown, Megan Mc Geehan, Shauna Boyle, Aoife Mongan, Michael Mc Kelvey, Cahir Mc Devitt and Matthew Gibbons.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 10th May were – Mary Mc Mahon won the Jackpot of € 400. Marian Ward, Mary Mc Neely, Donegal, Kitty Carron, Dungloe, Mary Mc Mahon, Denise Campbell, Vera Breslin, Mary Mc Gill, Bernadette Mc Devitt, Annmarie Cunningham, and Bernie Fitzpatrick won € 100 each. Nancy Dorrian, Brigid Mc Cabe, Frosses, Denise Campbell, Anne Quinn, E. Langan, Susie Cunningham, Mary Mc Mahon, Fiona Gallagher, Mary Bonner and Joseph Martin won € 50 each. Anne Furey and Anne Byrne won € 25 each.

The Late Sonny Hanlon
The death took place peacefully at his home in Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, on Monday 2nd May 2011 of Sonny Hanlon formerly of Tullyard Glenties. His Remains were brought to the Parish Church, Church Road, Glenties on Wednesday afternoon. Rev. John Deane and Rev. Michael Classon conducted the Funeral Service and officiated at the graveside. Burial took place in the adjoining graveyard after the Service. Sonny is survived by his son, Louie, daughter-in-law Joan, brother, Richard, sister-in-law, Susan, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His wife Annie died in January 2006 and his brother, Willie died in December 2010. Three other brothers, Tom, Alec and Charlie and two sisters, Bella and Cathy also predeceased him. Sonny was the eldest of the family and Alec and Bella were twins.

Rector’s Challenge – Charity Cycle
It’s that time of year again! The Rector’s Challenge begins in Glencolmcille going via Ardara, Glenties, Portnoo and finishing in Lettermacaward on Saturday 28th May. Proceeds of the cycle go to the Church of Ireland and the Tidy Towns. Registration is in Glencolmcille at 11 a.m. sharp. For more details ring Ella on 9551295 or Mairead on 9551904.

Community Employment Scheme
General workers wanted for Community Employment Scheme in Glenties, which is commencing in mid June. Eligibility criteria for Fás schemes apply. Enquiries to 086 1209524.

Thanks
The Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver wish to thank all those who contributed to their recent Church Collection. A total of € 1,533.32 was raised. The money will be used to help those who are dying and street children in the Third World.

Glenties Notes 12th May 2011

A Big Thank You
Fionnuala and Irene Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties, have returned home from their week (2nd- 9th April) participating in ‘Haiti’s ‘Build It Week 2011’. They were supposed to go in October 2010 but because of the Malaria outbreak that trip was postponed. After seeing the destruction caused by the horrific earthquake of January 12th 2010, the two girls decided to volunteer with The Haven Partnership Group. This Haven Group, founded by Leslie Buckley, Cork, travel twice yearly to build houses for the poorest families of Haiti. The girls, with your help, raised €12,000 and joined the group of 370 volunteers, from all over Ireland. The group completed the building and painting of 80 houses, a community centre, a water shop, a playground and a football pitch for the people of Gonaives, in Haiti.
Irene and Fionnuala would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to those who supported their quiz nights, bag-packing days, comedy night, sponsorship cards, the climbers of Croagh Patrick and Mt. Errigal and those who gave donations. Your money has been well spent, as some of the poorest families in Haiti will receive a home with clean running water, a real luxury in Haiti! If you wish to see photos or read more about April’s ‘Build It Week’ or Haven’s work in Haiti, check the Haven Partnership website at www.havenpartnership.com

Playschool / Afterschool
Glenties Community Playgroup Ltd. is holding a Registration evening for September 2011 intake. If you would like to register your child for Pre-School or Afterschool service please come along on Tuesday 17th May 2011 at 8 p.m. Children born between 2nd February 2007 and 30th June 2008 (inclusive) are entitled to the free pre-school year. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate and PPS numbers. Children from age 2 years and 10 months can attend pre-school and may qualify for subvention, as may children attending the Afterschool. Please come and check with Bridie on the evening, or contact her on 9551907 for further information. Look forward to seeing you there.

Thank You
A Big Thank You from the Management and Staff of Glenties Community Playgroup to everyone who bought lines and supported our recent Easter Egg Draw. A total of € 450 was raised, which will go towards the ongoing running costs of the Playgroup. Thanks are also extended to The Highlands Hotel, Post Office and the Paper Stop for assisting in running this draw and a special thanks to those who donated eggs. Your support is very much appreciated.

The Late Owen Ward
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital, on Saturday 23rd April 2011 as a result of a tractor accident near his home of Owen Ward, Mully, Glenties. His remains were brought home on Monday 25th and to The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Wednesday morning. Fr. Padraig Ó Bhaoill nephew of Owen’s, assisted by Fr. Denis Quinn, Fr. Padraig Mc Dermott and Fr. Dermot Mc Shane concelebrated Requiem Mass. Members of the family did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Breidín and James Gallagher. Burial took place in Edeninfagh Graveyard. Owen is survived by his wife, Maggie, sons, John and Seamus, daughter, Maureen, brother, Paddy, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Originally from Glassagh, Owen was the youngest of a family of eight. Three brothers, Mickey, Jimmy and Hughie and three sisters, Mary, Nellie and Madge predeceased him.

Sympathy
Sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Sonny Hanlon, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties and formerly of Tullyard, who died at his home on Monday 2nd May.

First Holy Communion
Congratulations to the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion in Glenties on Saturday 7th May and to the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion in Edeninfagh on Sunday 8th May.

Thanks
The families in Kilraine, whose homes were threatened by the forest fire on Sunday evening the 1st of May, would like to extend a sincere thank you to the many people, who arrived from near and far so quickly, putting their own lives at risk, to keep the fire under control. Thank you also to the farmers with their slurry tanks of water and the fire services who were already stretched to their limit. There is no doubt our homes were saved by the actions of all involved and for that we will be eternally grateful.

Irish Kidney Association Collection
The recent Church Gate Collection in aid of the Irish Kidney Association amounted to € 777.00. Thank you to everyone who made a donation, for your very generous contribution.

Fintown Festival / Leisure Cycle
Tír Chonaill GAP CC in association with Fintown Festival is holding a Leisure Cycle (Distance 30K and 60K) on Saturday 4th June starting at 1 p.m. Registration is at 12 noon. Entry fee is € 22 / Cycling Club members € 20. Refreshments will be provided and shower facilities will be available. For more information contact James Griffin on 087 2546592 or Hugh Mc Gill on 086 8581521.

Cake / Book / DVD Sale
Scoil Mhuire is holding a Cake / Book / DVD sale in the Community Centre next Saturday 14th May after 7.30 Mass, 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.

Naomh Conaill Notes 8th September 2010

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 2,13,22,26. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Leo McLoone and Roseleen Gallagher, Cummin Ardara. The jackpot now stands at 3,300 Euro. The 4th draw in the 200 club was held last Monday at the excuetive meeting and the 1st prize of 500 Euro went to Eddie Gallagher, Ard Mc Gill and 5 prizes of 100 Euro each went to John Molloy, Narin Road, Leo Mc Loone (jnr), Eimer O’Donnel, Gerry Molloy, Glen Road and Fiona Quinn.

Both the seniors and reserves were beaten at home in league by St Michaels last Saturday evening.

The date of the Co Final has been changed and it will now be played on Sunday 3rd October.

The 3rds had a good victory away to St Michaels last Monday evening winning 2-7 to 0-3.

Hard luck to the minors who lost out in a very exciting Regional final against Kilcar played in Dunkineely last Friday evening. They now go to play Cloughaneely in the co semi final.

The club are hosting the annual Harvest Fair U10 blitz this Saturday starting at 10.30pm.

Well done to Eoghan McGettigan who won the annual U12 skills competition which was held last Wednesday at the field. Kieran Gallagher was second followed by JD Boyle in third. These three each received a club backpack or football as a prize. Eoghan now goes on to represent the club in the County Skills Final on Friday 24th September at 5.30pm at St Marys GAA Club, Convoy.

The club are holding various fund raising events over the Harvest Fair weekend starting with a Pig Race this Saturday on the main street at 4.30pm and The Harvest Fair Cycle Challenge 30km and 60km takes place this Sunday 12th Sept. Registration is at 11am at the clubhouse and the cycle starts at 12pm. Refreshments and showers are availble afterwards. There will be a Tractor Balancing competition on over the weekend on the Glen Road.

Well done to Aoife McDonnell and the Donegal ladies on reaching the All Ireland Intermediate Final.

The club now have a wide range of merchandise on sale in McGlincheys.

The new club website is now up and running and you can access the site it by logging on to naomhconaill.ie