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Glenties Notes 27th February 2015

The Late Brendan Gallagher:
The death of Brendan Gallagher, Ard Connell, Glenties, took place at his home on Wednesday 18th February 2015. His Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass and burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard. Brendan is survived by one brother, Patsy, and one niece, Laura and her husband, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His sister Mary and her husband Michael Kelly predeceased him.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Breid, Teresa and Hugh Gallagher Gortnamucklagh, (formerly of Loughcrillen), Glenties, on the death of their sister Kathleen Hegarty, Carrick; also to Kathleen’s family, sisters, nieces, nephews and all other relatives and friends.

Bingo Winners:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties, on Tuesday 17th February were – € 25 Winners – Maureen Gildea and Marion Ward, €50 – Winners -Maggie Bonner, Mickey Herron, Breid Gallagher, Ken Hamilton, Helen Mc Dyer, Marion Ward, Breege Roarty, Renee Mulhern, Nellie Doherty, Bridie Doherty, Nan Doherty, Benny Mc Gill, Ann Byrne, Alice Brennan and Mary Furey; €100 Winners – Eileen Gallagher, James Melly, Sarah Gallagher, Johnny O’Donnell, Bernadette Mc Devitt, Margaret Reilly, Bridie Mc Groarty and Sarah Long; € 300 Winner- Adele Dooley.

Mindfulness:
This 6-week course is an introduction to the practice of mindfulness. Starting Wednesday 25th February 7.30 – 9.00 in the Day Care Centre, Dr. McCloskey Crescent, Glenties. You will learn simple techniques to live in the present relax and manage stress.

Collection:
The Bluestack Special Needs Foundation Church Gate Collection in Edeninfagh amounted to € 90.00. Thank you for your donations.

The Bluestack Special Needs Foundation Church Gate Collection in Glenties amounted to € 217.69. Thank you for your donations.

Day Centre Dinner Dance:
The Committee would like to sincerely thank everyone who attended the function, those who gave donations and spot prizes, and to everyone who helped to make it a success. The total raised was € 2, 150.00. The Committee is very grateful for your generosity.

First Holy Communion:
Children from Scoil Mhuire, St. Riaghan’s, Drimnacrosh and KilkennyN.S. will receive their First Holy Communion at 11.00 a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 25th April.

Glenties Notes 12th February 2015

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, friends and relatives of Hugh Mc Devitt, Largnalarkin, who died recently and was buried after Requiem Mass in St. Colmcille’s Church, Fintown in the adjoining Graveyard.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Hugh Kennedy, Letterilly, Glenties on the death recently in England of his brother, Danny; also to Danny’s family and all other relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Cliova Baskin, St. Conal’s Close, Tullyard Road, Glenties and Stanley and Donna Baskin, Drimnacrosh, Glenties on the death of their uncle, Andy Baskin, Castled erg, which took place at the weekend in Altagevlin Hospital.

Valentine’s Night:
A Gala Dinner & Dance will be held in the Highlands Hotel on Saturday 14th February. Dinner will be served at 8 p.m. sharp. Music is by Street Life. Tickets are € 35. Champagne Reception at 7.30 p.m. on arrival. Proceeds are in aid of Glenties Day Care Centre.

Glenties Day Centre:
We would like to invite new members to join us at the Glenties Day Care Centre. The Centre is a social Centre for the elderly in Glenties and surrounding area, opened three days a week, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We provide a good social environment, an opportunity to make new friends and catch up with neighbours. Transport is available, but members may use their own mode of transport, as the Centre is flexible. For further information call Fiona on 9551766.

Engagement:
Congratulations to Coleen Mc Dyre, daughter of Hugh Brendan and Rose, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties and Garda Noel Gavaghan, from Charlestown, Co. Mayo, who got engaged recently.

Glenties Community Action Group
Glenties Community Action Group will hold its AGM in the Market Hall on Monday 16th February at 8p.m. This is an important meeting, a chance for new faces to have their say and an input into how we can make Glenties a better place. There will be suggestion boxes in the Co-op, The Paper Stop and the Post Office where you can drop in your ideas or thoughts or you can leave suggestions on the Facebook page or email rgmquigley1701@gmail.com

Collection:
Donegal Special Olympics will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend.

Shop & Share:
Message from Maria Rafferty – ‘Shop & Share, Main Street, Glenties supports a Street Children Centre in Jimma called Semaria. We pay the rent; provide food and shelter, clothing and wages, for the workers who care for the children. Before Christmas our children were forced to move from the house they were renting and could only find alternative accommodation in a bigger more expensive one. However thanks to the generosity of the people of Glenties & Edeninfagh Parish, and our other supporters, we were able to find the money required for a half year’s rent. The Christmas story saw Mary and Joseph unable to find a place, so how apt is it that our Crib money this year provided a home for very underprivileged street children. Heartfelt gratitude and prayers flow continuously to us from Ethiopia. Please continue this valuable support and come visit us in the shop’ From Maria and the Team.

Kilkenny N.S. Glenties:
Enrolment Forms for September 2015 are available at the school. Tel 9544270

Mad MarchHareMountain Bike Event:
Tír Chonaill GAP Cycling Club is pleased to announce that on Sunday 1st March the Mad March Hare Mountain Bike Event makes its welcome return to the hills of Glenties!! The participants have to ride down the steps beside the Garda station in Glenties to start this event in style. The pace will then be controlled 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 marshalling. Registration is at 12.00 noon at Glenties Community Centre. The excitement is Mount`n! For more information contact Hugh McMahon on (087) 2892562.

Glenties Notes 17th October 2013

Shop Local:
Glenties Community Action Group aim to promote what is best about Glenties, and on Sunday 3rd November they will begin a “Shop Local” Campaign by inviting all local businesses to showcase their products and bargains in the Highlands Hotel between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. This is a great opportunity for the community to see what Glenties has to offer in shopping and entertainment, and there will be loads of offers available on the day. So please support your community and local businesses and shop local.

Church Gate Collections:
The Church Gate Collection for The Dyslexia Association taken up in Edeninfagh on 25th August amounted to € 95.00. A Big Thank You to all who gave generously.

The Church Gate Collection taken up in Glenties for People with Intellectual Disabilities raised € 651.45. Thank you for your support.

Cash for Clobber:
Scoil Mhuire is having another ‘Cash for Clobber’ collection on Tuesday 22nd October. We accept bags of men’s, women’s & children’s clothing, paired shoes, handbags, belts, bed linen (no duvets or pillows) curtains etc. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in the past and we look forward to another successful collection on the 22nd. Feel free to drop your bag(s) into the school anytime prior to the collection.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 8th October 2013 were – € 25 winners – Nora Gallagher, Carmel Fitzgerald, Martina Mc Hugh, Mrs. Mc Cole, Mary Campbell and Fiona Boyle; € 50 Winners – Shirley Campbell, Jenny Furey, Brown Kid, Breidin Keeney, Majella Boyle, Rose McGroarty, Rosemarie Whelan, Rosaleen Gallagher, Cathy Connell, Philomena Mc Callaig, Evelyn Mc Hugh, Fiona Gallagher and Patricia Molloy, € 60 Winner – Maura Kilbane; € 100 Winners – Amanda O’Connell, Bridie Boyle, Maura Kilbane, P Mc Dyre, E. Sweeney and Patricia Molloy.

Friends of Letterkenny Hospital Collection:
The Friends of Letterkenny Hospital Church Gate Collection will be taken up this weekend Saturday19th October and Sunday 20th October. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Books Wanted:
Glenties Day Centre is renewing its library and will gratefully accept donations of books in good condition for use by its clients, Thanking You.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line € 50, every house €100. Jackpot, if not won will be € 8600 on the 22/10/2013, if not won on the night € 300 will be paid out. In house draws.

Snooker Room will be open from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. every evening.

Bowls every Monday night at 8 p.m.

Tai Chi every Wednesday night at 8 p.m.

Helen O’Grady Academy Drama Classes for children every Thursday evening from 5 p.m.

Positions Available: There are still positions available on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C.E. Scheme. D.S.P.criteria applies. For more information contact 087 969 5053.

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 22nd March 2013

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 12th March were – Grace O’Hara and Mary Gallagher won € 150 each; Isobel Mc Loone, Marian Mc Guinness, Margaret Gillespie, Maura Kilbane, Marian Ward, Bridie Boyle, Daithi Mc Gill. Sean Carr and Eileen Sweeney won € 100 each; Jimmy Quinn, Mickey Herron, Maura Kilbane, Nancy Dorrian, Maureen Gildea, Patsy Martin, Bernadette Mc Devitt, Hugo Mc Dyre and Sarah Gallagher won € 50 each; Kathy Connell won € 40 and Hugo Mc Dyre and Fiona Boyle won € 25 each.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night. Every Line € 50, every House €100. Jackpot if not won on 19 / 03 / 2013 will be € 5600 on 45 numbers. If not won on the night € 300 will be paid out. In-house draws. Snooker every evening from 4-10 p.m. except Tuesday evening, when it will close at 8 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday snooker room will be open from 12 noon to 10 p.m. Any one wishing to rent a room in the hall please ring 0872679321.

Glenties Sewerage Scheme:
Cllr. Terence Slowey proposed the adoption of a report on the Glenties Sewerage Scheme at the February 20th meeting of Donegal County Council. The report was unanimously adopted. The report related to the Consultation Process laid down in the Planning & Development Regulations 2001 – 2012 with regard to the Part 8 permission for the Glenties Sewerage Scheme as follows: Amendments to means of access to approved access road to the approved pumping station and the removal of the existing treatment facility at the Clos Naomh Chonaill Housing Estate and its replacement with a new pumping station to be connected to the new public sewer.

Guitar & Bass Guitar Lessons:
Guitar & Bass Guitar Lessons – Group and One to One Lessons Available. Contact Connell  087-923 7578.

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

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

Easter Confessions with visiting Priests:
Sunday – 24th March – 8.00 p in Kilclooney; Monday 25th March – 8.00 p.m. in Glenties; Tuesday 26th March – 8.00 p.m. in Fintown; Wednesday 27th March – 8.00 p.m. in Ardara.

Easter Confessions in Edeninfagh:
Next Sunday ~ 24th March immediately after 12 mid-day Mass.

Killybegs Credit Union, Glenties Members Car Draw:
Killybegs Credit Union, Glenties Members Car Draw ~ 21st June. Don’t miss out, please return Car Draw Tickets before 10th June to be in with a chance to win a Brand New Car.

Preparation programme for First Holy Communion:
The Parish Based Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion called ~ “Do This In Memory” will continue Next Sunday ~ 24th March at 11 a.m. Mass.

Glenties Notes 16th January 2013

New Arrivals:
Congratulations to Sharon and Niall Gallagher, Upper Derries on the birth recently of their third child, a baby brother (Conor) for Caitlin and Danielle.

Congratulations to Olivia and David Kelch, Narin Road, Glenties on the birth recently of their first child, a baby girl (Alexandra).

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to all those who have been bereaved in recent weeks:

Mary B. Sabine, Meenahalla Glenties died in Killybegs Hospital on Thursday 13th December 2012. Her Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday and burial took place in the New Graveyard after Requiem Mass on Saturday. Her husband Roy predeceased her in April 2012. Mary B. was formerly Gildea from The Rock, Glenties and a sister of Rose Molloy, Ardconnell, Glenties.

Liam Corbett, Meenahalla, Glenties died in Letterkenny Hospital on Saturday 15th December 2012. His Remains were brought to his home on Sunday and to Quigley’s Point on Tuesday for Requiem Mass and Burial. Liam, a native of Mayo was a Garda here in Glenties for many years and made his home in Meenahalla after his retirement.
Hugh Boyle, formerly of Maas and Main Street, Glenties died in Willowbrook Nursing Home, Newbridge, Co. Kildare on Tuesday 18th December 2012. Burial took place in Co. Kildare. Hugh and his wife Eilish had a business in Glenties, (where the Craft Shop is now), until they retired and moved to Kildare. Hugh was the last surviving member of the family of Patrick and Cassie Boyle, Maas, Glenties.

Maggie Toland, Meenamara, Glenties died in Brindley Manor, Nursing Home, Convoy on Wednesday 26th December 2012. Her Remains were brought home and burial took place in Edeninfagh after Requiem Mass on Friday. She is survived by two sons, Connie and Hugh.

Packie Gildea, Straboy died in Letterkenny Hospital on Tuesday 1st January 2013 after an accident. His Remains were brought home for waking and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday for Requiem Mass. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Packie is a son of Gerry and the late Susan Gildea, Straboy, Glenties. He is survived by his father, Gerry, brothers John, Gerard and Joseph and one sister, Anne.

John (Dinny) Quinn, The Glen Tavern, Glenties died in Killybegs Hospital on Saturday 5th January 2013. His remains were brought home for waking and to the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Monday for Requiem Mass, celebrated by his nephew Fr. Fr. Denis Quinn, Falcarragh, assisted by several other priests.

Daisy Sweeney, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties died in Letterkenny Hospital on Saturday 5th January 2013. Her Remains were brought home on Monday and burial took place in the New Graveyard on Tuesday after Requiem Mass. Daisy is survived by daughters, Jackie and Sharon, sons, Tom, Edwin, Bernard and David, grandchildren. Her husband Vincent predeceased her in 1998 and her son Martin in 2006.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Bernadette Herron, Gortnasillagh, Glenties on the death in London on January 1st 2013 of her brother Frank Mc Hugh, formerly of Lough Doon, Portnoo.

Sincere sympathy is extended to John Dooley, Narin Road, Glenties on the death of his sister, which took place recently in England.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Eddie Mc Dyre, Derries, Glenties, who died on Monday 7th January 2013.

Volunteers Needed:
Volunteers are urgently needed for Laundry Service at the Day Centre, Glenties. Please contact the Day Centre at 9551766 or leave your name.

Christmas Draw:
The winners in the Glenties Community Playgroup Christmas Hamper Draw were – 1st Prize – Large Hamper – Eamon Molloy, Carrick; 2nd Prize – Medium Hamper – Helen Mc Dyre, Maas, Glenties; 3rd Prize – Voucher for Highlands Hotel – Alan Moore; 4th Prize – Handmade Soap Gift Box and locally produced socks – Annie O’ Dwyer, Glenties; 5th Prize – Bottle of Whiskey – Natalie Hegarty, Glenties; 6th prize – Bottle of Whiskey – Brendan Mc Dyer, Glenties; 7th Prize – Tin of Cadbury’s Roses – Mairead Mc Geehan, Fintown; 8th Prize – Tin of Quality Street – Louise Sweeney. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the Hamper Draw in any way.

Two-Hand and Ceílí Classes
Two-Hand and Ceílí Classes with Connie Mc Kelvey will take place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties every Wednesday night from 8.p.m – 10 p.m. Everyone welcome.
Glenties Community Action Group AGM:
The AGM will take place in the Community Centre on Wednesday 30th January from 8.30 p.m. All are welcome.

Night Classes:
The following Night Classes will be starting in St. Columba’s Comprehensive School on Tuesday 22nd January from 7.30p.m. – 9.30 p.m.

  • Intermediate Computers
  • ECDL Start Programme Module1
  • Conversational French
  • Conversational Italian
  • Zumba
  • Circuits for Ladies
  • Learn how to use a Digital Camera
  • Making DVDs from your home clips and photos
  • Manual and Computerised Payroll
  • Beginners Keyboard
  • Beginners Guitar
  • Simple and Delicious French Cooking
  • Patchwork
  • Introduction to Health and Safety in the Workplace.

Free Courses with Learning for Living:
Beginners Computers, Computers and Online Form Filling for Farmers, Introduction to Internet and email, Internet and Social Networking Awareness, Project maths to Junior Cert., Euro-Watchers, Money Management, Driving Theory Test, Conversational Irish, Junior Cert. History, Home Baking on a Budget (Subject to 8 – 10 students). For further details contact the school at 9551172.