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Glenties Notes 10th July 2014

Glenties Wind Farm Information Group:
The Glenties Windfarm Information Group welcome the variation to Donegal’s County Development Plan which will see new conditions imposed on wind farm developments This variation, adopted by County Councillors last week, will require a greater level of scrutiny for wind farm applications submitted within the river catchments of the Six Sub Basin Districts designated for the protection of the Freshwater Pearl Mussel. These areas, including the Owenea catchment, are now to be zoned as ‘not favoured’for wind farm development. The second important aspect of the variation is the requirement that turbines are not located within ten times the turbine’s tip height of homes, schools etc. This addresses the previous decision of the Council in 2012 to remove all prescribed set back distances from homes etc. The wishes of the public were respected, as over 98% of those who submitted to the council’s public consultation process were in support of GWIG’s position with over 1,000 submissions coming from the Glenties/Fintown/Ardara area. GWIG thank all those who supported them, including the councillors who voted in the group’s favour on 30th June.

The Irish Wheelchair Association Church Gate Collection will take place next weekend.

The Irish Cancer Society Church Gate Collection taken up in June amounted to € 793. Thank You to everyone who made a contribution.

Tír Chonaill Gap Cycling Event:
Tír Chonaill Gap Cycling Club is pleased to announce that on 12th July we will be holding a mountain bike event (The Rescheduled Mad March Hare) With some of our members working tirelessly on adding to and improving the course it is sure to be an unreal event! The start of the event once again will create a bit of a stir as the participants have to ride down the steps beside the Garda station in Glenties. They will then follow a van up the Glen of Glenties road for three and a half miles. From this point they’re on their own as they turn off the road and start climbing the mountain, a climb sure to make the riders glad when they have reached the top. But there’s no time to relax as they start the first bit of the descent. For the next two miles the riders will have to cross narrow wooden bridges, boardwalk, muddy holes if they can find them, even bigger muddy holes without looking for them, more boardwalk and a final descent guaranteed to put a grin on anyone’s face, if they can hang on. Participants can either do one or two laps, finishing down the steps at the Garda station. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Entry is open to everyone over the age of 14 years with their own bike. If you don’t want to participate come and watch, or maybe help out with marshaling. Registration is at 10a.m. and starts 11a.m. Entry Fee is: €10 for Cycling Ireland Members (€15 for Non-CI Members) So get the Bike out and join us for what is guaranteed to be a an epic adventure!!l!!! For more information contact: Hugh McMahon on (087) 2892562.

Graveyard Mass in Edeninfagh:
The Graveyard Mass in Edeninfagh is on Sunday 10th August at 3.00 p.m.

The Biddy Devine Memorial Fundraising Weekend:
This event in aid of The Kidney Dialysis Unit Letterkenny Hospital is on this weekend -11th, 12th and 13th July in The Glen of Glenties. On Friday – Golf Classic Narin / Portnoo; 10 k Fun Run / Walk at 7 p.m. from the Glen Tavern; Table Quiz at 9 p.m. in The Glen Tavern. On Saturday – Vintage Tractor Run from the Glen Tavern at 4 p.m. “Overs” Football – Naomh Conaill V Gleann Fhinne in Davy Brannan Park at 7 p.m. On Sunday – Honda 50 Run from the Glen Tavern at 1 p.m. Contact: Frankie 087 918 6261; Carina 087 610 1527; or Mary 9551170.

Glenties Notes 2nd February 2013

Mass in Rossnowlagh:
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 5th February and every first Tuesday for Mass in Rossnowlagh. The organisers wish to make an appeal for more people to join them.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9 p.m.; doors open at 8 p.m. Every Line €50, every House €100. Jackpot, if not won will be € 5000 on 45 numbers on the 5th February. If Jackpot is not won on the night € 300 will be paid out; Inhouse Draws. Snooker room will be open from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. every evening except Tuesday. Snooker room will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 10 p.m. Bowls is on, every Monday evening from 8 p.m. and Ti Chi is on, every Wednesday at 8 p.m.-9 p.m. Drama for all ages is on every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Congratulations to Amy Boyle Carr, from Scoil Mhuire who won the ‘Primary School Girl’s Award’ at the ‘Donegal Sports Awards’ function in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny last Friday night. This was for her outstanding achievements in Gaelic, Soccer and Athletics in 2012. Amy is a daughter of Paul and Caroline Carr, Clós Naomh Conal, Tullyard Road, Glenties.

Congratulations also to Jim Mc Guinness, who received ‘Manager of the Year Award’.

Donegal Person of the Year:
Congratulations to Jim Mc Guinness who has been selected as 2012 Donegal Person of the Year by the Donegal Association in Dublin.

New Record:
Congratulations to Dr. John E. Ward, a scientist from Glenties, who has set a new NASA long duration Balloon record in Antarctica recently. John is a son of J.P. and the late Kathleen Ward, Station Road, Glenties.

New Arrival:
Congratulations to Evelyn and Charlie Mc Manus, Stranaglough, Glenties on the birth of their second child, a baby sister (Réiltín) for Seárlait. Evelyn is a daughter of Michael and Mary Ward, Straboy Glenties

P.T.A.A. Collection:
The local branch of the P.T.A.A. wish to thank everyone who gave so generously to the recent annual collection.

Legion of Mary Meeting:
Legion of Mary Meeting will take place in the Sacristy after 7.30 p.m. Mass on Wednesdays. New members welcome.

The Pro-life Church Gate Collection taken up recently in Glenties amounted to € 530. The Pro-life Church Gate Collection taken up recently in Edeninfagh amounted to € 130. Thank you most sincerely to everyone who made a donation.

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

Tír Chonaill Gap Cycling Club:
The “Club Cycles” commence this Sunday – 27th January, from Glenties Community Centre, leaving at 9.30 a.m. Please arrive at the Community Centre on or before 9.20 a. m. All members welcome.

First Holy Communion:
Children from St. Riaghan’s, Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will receive their First Holy Communion at 11 a.m. Mass on Saturday 25th May

First Confession:
First Confession for the First Holy Communion Children will take place in the Big Chapel on Friday 26th April at 8 p.m.