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Glenties Parish Newsletter 14th December 2017

Masses for week commencing 11th December to 17th December

Thursday 14th December 10.00am Maggie Boyle (Dr McCloskey Crescent)
Friday 15th December 7.30pm Baby Mia Rose McDyre
Saturday 16th December 11.00am

7.30pm James and Mary Sweeney (Mill Road)

Sunday 17th December 11.00am Dan Gallagher (Narin Road)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday after 10am Mass to 6pm in the small Chapel.

From 1st January 2018, morning Mass on Tuesday and Thursday will be at 9.30am.

Christmas Confessions :

Glenties – Tuesday 19th December 8pm

Ardara – Wednesday 20th December 8pm

Fintown – Thursday 21st December 7.30pm

Anyone wishing to volunteer to become a collector at the weekend Masses might you please forward your name to Fr Gerard before December 17th.

Anniversary Mass on Sunday 17th December at 1pm for Shane McDonnell, Glen Road.

A FUND FOR MICKEY JOE McMONAGLE – A Mart/Auction was held in Brockagh Mart on Saturday the 24th of November, 2017. A staggering €54,500 was raised on the day. The Committee would like to thank everyone who sponsored, donated and bought animals and items and who contributed in any way. Thank you for your continued support.

THE EDENINFAGH C.E. SCHEME has two positions vacant for a General Operative to work on the church grounds and graveyards in Glenties. If you are interested and are eligible for a scheme, please contact 074-9557981, 087-7736247 or email mullanmoresch@eircom.net

MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES 2018: 7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle service from €279 per person. Book any flight – any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434510 or email reservations@med-irishcentre.com. Website: www.med-irishcentre.com

ANAM CARA, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Thursday 14th of December from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal (please note change of venue). This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9pm. Jackpot €9,500 on 45 numbers or less if not won €300 will be paid out, €100 a house, €50 a line.
Snooker Room is opened from 4.00 pm to 10.00 pm.
Emily Bonner Irish Dance Classes Wednesday @ 3.30pm – 7.15pm.
Tai Chi Wednesdays from 8.00pm – 9.30pm.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have a vacancy for Horticultural workers, Maintenance workers, Caretaker, 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 ring 0879695053 for more information.

Anybody wanting to book the Community Centre for the Winter/Spring Season please contact 087 2679321 or call to the Community Centre Office between 10am – 2 pm Monday – Friday.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,800.00. Thank You


Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh.

Sunday Mass : *** 12 .15 p.m. ***

Mass Intentions & Anniversaries:

Sunday 10th December 12.15pm Joe Coyle, Edeninfagh

Sunday 17th December 12.15pm Dominic McCauley, Meenaleenaghan

Christmas Confessions in Edeninfagh on Sunday 17th December at 11.30am and after Mass.

Last week’s Offertory Collection amounted to € 275.00. Thank You


Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted no later than 1.00 p.m. Wednesday to Dympna, Parochial House, 0749551117. Parish email Address : glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Notes 8th December 2017

Glenties Community Centre
Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9pm. Jackpot €9400 on 45 numbers or less if not won €300 will be paid out, €100 a house, €50 a line.
Snooker Room is open from 4pm to 10pm,
Emily Bonner Irish Dance Classes Wednesday @ 3.30pm – 7.15pm
Tai Chi  Wednesdays  from 8.00pm – 9.30pm

Anybody wanting to book the Community Centre for the Autumn season, please contact 087 2679321 or call to the Community Centre Office between 10am – 2 pm Monday – Friday

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE Scheme has a vacancy for Horticultural workers, Maintenance workers, Caretaker, 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 ring
0879695053 for more information.

Christmas at the Museum: Santa and Mrs Claus are visiting the Museum on the following nights – Friday 8th December, Saturday 9th, 5.00pm -8.00pm nightly and Sunday10th 3.00pm – 5.30pm.  Admission €7 per child which includes a gift from Santa. Face painting, make your own decorations, decorating a cookie, Ride around the courtyard on Santa’s pony and trap, mini disco (Dance with Santa Elves).

Bingo Winners
€20 Winners: Breid Melly,Kathleen Kenny, Patsy Gallagher
€25 Winners: Rosaleen Gallagher, Kathleen Gallagher, Mary Doherty, Patsy McDyre.
€50 Winners: Mary Whelan, Hillary Meehan, Anthony Burke, Peter Duffy, Hilary Meehan, Shauna Diver, Kathleen Boyle, Bridie Boyle, Ann Quinn Ann Whyte, Margaret Gallagher, Josie Martin, Ann Byrne, Annmarie McCabe.
€100 Winners: Kathleen Kenny, Maureen Boyle, Nan Doherty, Briege Roarty, Eileen Gallagher, Nan Doherty.
€300 Winner: Ann Bonner.

Annual Christmas Concert
Laughlin School of Music annual Christmas Concert will be held in Halla Naomh Bhríde on Saturday 23rd December starting at 8pm. An evening of beautiful music and song to get you into the Christmas spirit.

Annual Ecumenical Carol Service
The Annual Ecumenical Carol Service will take place on Sunday 10th December at 6pm in St Connell’s Church and promises to be an unmissable event, with over 100 children, Brass Band, Adult Choir, local musicians and others taking part,  Come early and be seated before 6pm and join in this unique celebration as we seek to discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Meenagowan National School Fundraiser
A Christmas Fair and Fashion Show will be held in The Limelight, Glenties on Sunday 10th December in aid of Meenagowan NS, Lettermacaward.  Come along and meet Santa, enjoy Craft Activities, Face Painting and a Fashion Show.  Christmas Cakes will be available for purchase together with lots of stalls!  Anyone interested in taking part in the Christmas Market – Businesses or Individuals – please contact the school on 074 95444906 or email: meenagowanns@gmail.com.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Saint Vincent de Paul
The annual S.V.P. National Christmas Collection takes place on the weekend of 9th and 10th December.  Please support.

Edeninfagh C.E. Scheme
This scheme has 2 vacancies for General Operatives to work on the Church grounds and graveyards in Glenties.  If you are interested and are eligible for a scheme, please contact 074-9557981, 087-7736247 or email: mullanmoresch@eircom.net

Fundraiser Thanks
Scoil Mhuire and the Parents Association would like to thank everyone that took part in the Santa 5k Run/3k Walk.  We hope everyone had a great day.  To those businesses and parents who sponsored the prizes for the run and raffle, we greatly appreciate your generosity.  We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

Cash for Clobber
We will be having  our final  “CASH 4 CLOBBER” collection for  this year in Scoil Mhuire on Tuesday 12th December. We are collecting unwanted clothing for adults and children, paired shoes, hats and scarves, handbags and belts and curtains and linens. (no duvets or pillows) All bags to be left in the school on or before Tuesday. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 22nd December 2015

There was no winner of this week’s Gaa lotto; the numbers drawn out were 1-3-9-25. The 2x€50 went to Bernie Keeney, The Rock Glenties and Catherine Campbell, Mennahalla Glenties. Next week’s jackpot will be €4,400.

Naomh Conaill club 200+ draw number 7 will take place on Tuesday 5th January 2016

Naomh Conaill seeks applications for the following positions. Senior Manager and Senior Reserve Manager. Applications are to be sent to the Secretary Vincent Cranley, in writing by post or email secretary.glenties.donegal@gaa.ie

New Naomh Conaill school bags are now on sale in the Inniskeel Co-op Glenties, priced at €35.

Anyone interested on joining the Naomh Conaill Text leave your name and number by text to 0892007785.

Naomh Conaill are looking for people to help out with the club in any way they can for 2016 please put your name forward to Daniel, Vinny, or Paul. Every little helps.

Naomh Conaill would like to wish all there members and everyone who helped out throughout the year a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2016.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 15th December 2015

There was no winner of this week’s Gaa lotto Jackpot; the numbers drawn out were 1-5-9-23. The 2x€50 went to Mary Gallagher, Ardaghy and Breida Molloy, Loughnabraddan Fintown. Next week’s jackpot will be €4,300.

Naomh Conaill AGM was held on Friday 11th December in the Community Centre and the Officers are as follows President: Leo Mc Loone (snr), Chairman: Daniel Mc Geehan, Vice Chair: Martin (Shanky) Smith, Secretary: Vincent Cranley, Vice secretary: Pauline Doherty, Treasurer: Patrick Mc Guigan, Vice Treasurer: Seamus O Malley, PRO: Paul Mc Guigan, Registrar: Murial Hegarty, Oifig na gaeilge: Owen Mc Geehan, Children’s Officer: Arlene Gallagher, Players representative: Vincent Cranley.

Naomh Conaill Minor Board Presentation night will be held in the Highlands Hotel on Saturday 19th December at 8pm. Please support out future stars.

Naomh Conaill would like to thank everyone for their support all year and are giving away 10 lotto prizes of €25 on Tuesday 22nd December at Bingo.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 9th December 2015

There was no winner of this week’s Gaa lotto and the numbers drawn out were 8-10-12-19, the 2x€50 went to Neilly Bonner and Lauren Mc Ginty (c/o Leo). Next week’s jackpot will be €4,100.

Club 200+ Draw no 6 took place at bingo last Tuesday and the winners were as follows €500 James Gallagher, Ard Patrick and 5x€100 May Kennedy Kilraine, Joe Brennan Shalogans, Mary Breslin c/o Daniel Mc Geehan, Johnny Mc Loone Nairin Road, Shauna Molloy Clos Naomh Conaill. Congratulations to all the winners and the next draw will be on Tuesday 6th January 2016.

Naomh Conaill AGM will be held in the Glenties Community Centre on Friday 11th December at 8pm. Hope to see everyone there please spread the word.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 1st December 2015

There was no jackpot winner of this week’s Gaa lotto, the numbers drawn out were 6-8-9-13 and the 2x€50 went to Christine Mc Cool, Ard Mc Gill and Valerie Carr, Kilcar. Next week’s jackpot will be €4,100.

Naomh Conaill Gaa Dinner Dance was held in the Highlands Hotel on Saturday 28th November 2015. What a fantastic year it was for the club. On the night there were medals giving out to our Ladies team who won the Junior County Gaeltacht, Big thanks to Katie Herron (county ladies captain) on guest for ladies. The ladies awards went to Young Player of the year (Ellie MacInnes), Most improved player (Megan Byrne) and player of the year (Arlene Gallagher) There was also 3 medals giving out to our Senior Men’s team who won the Radio na Gaeltachta Donegal Senior Championship, Comortas peile na Gaeltachta county and All Ireland and Thanks to Leo Mc Loone Snr (President and Captain 1965) guest for Men. The men’s awards went to Young player of the year (Ciaran Thompson), most improved player (Kevin Mc Gettigan) and joint players of the year (Eoin Waide & Dermot Molloy). A Big Thanks must go to the Highlands Hotel for a fantastic meal and ballroom looking so well for the night, Thanks to the organising committee for getting everything organised for the night, Thanks to Street Life (band) for the entertainment, Thanks to Vincent Cranley who was M.C on the night.

Naomh Conaill AGM will be held on Friday 11th December 2015 at 8pm in the Community Centre. Please spread the word all support welcome.

Naomh Conaill Ladies AGM was held a few weeks ago and here is the Following Officers for 2016 Chair Person Hughie Molloy, Secretary Arlene Gallagher, Treasurer Rosaleen Doherty, Registrar Fiona Molloy, Pro Denise Campbell. Managers elected for 2016 were U12 and U14 Arlene Gallagher, U16 Rose Mannering, Minor and Senior Hughie Molloy and Seamus Campbell.

Glenties Notes 10th December 2014

Variety Concert:
A Christmas Concert, featuring the children from Scoil Mhuire, Kilkenny and Drimnacrosh National Schools with their play “Children of the World” and other local artists, will be presented by Glenties Community Action Group in the Community Centre on Friday 12th December at 8 p.m. Admission is €5.

Christmas Craft and Market Fair:
A Christmas Craft and Market Fair will be held in the Community Centre Glenties on Sunday 14th December from 11 a.m. -7p.m.; this is where various stalls show their crafts and goods for the Christmas season. There will also be a refreshment stall selling tea, coffee and home bake.

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

Snooker room open Monday to Friday from 4pm to 10pm. Saturday, Sunday 10am to 10pm

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

New CE Scheme:
New CE scheme started on 22nd September 2014, any one willing to start contact 0879695053 for more details. FAS criteria apply.

Bowls on Monday nights..

Drama Classes:
Vanessa Mc Fadden children’s drama classes started Thursday 6th November 2014 from 5pm-7pm

Christmas Wonderland:
Christmas Wonderland takes place over two weekends in the cells – Friday 12th December, Saturday 13th Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st December. Hot chocolate, mince pies, tea / coffee will be available in the refreshment room Admission is € 5.

Saint Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal.
The S.V.P.Christmas Church Gate Collection will be held before all Masses next weekend Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th December. Please support this very cause.

Message from St.Connell’s Museum:
“Halloween Haunted House at The Museum”. As there seems to be some miss – information going around in relation to the monies received for this, the total receipts for the four nights were € 1, 310, out of which the Youth Club got € 250 for the excellent work they did, and the balance of € 1, 060 was divided evenly between the Glenties Community Action Group and St. Connell’s Museum, each getting € 530. I hope this clears up any misunderstanding there is. We would like to thank you all for your support.” Signed: Aidan Campbell, Secretary, St. Connell’s Museum and Heritage Centre Society.

Message from Maria Rafferty:
Christmas blessings and gratitude from ‘Shop N Share’. Four years later and our little shop in Glenties is continuing to operate and to keep Semaria street children in Jimma, Ethiopia up and running, also reaching out to even more very disadvantaged people. We also provide shelter and food for 15 old homeless people in the same town and two young men are finishing their education thanks to the generosity of our small area in Donegal. All our volunteers give of their time freely and all our money goes directly to our charity. They would like me to extend their gratitude and blessings to each and everyone who supports our cause in any way. Christmas can be a lonely difficult time for so many people, but we bring love, care, and help that mean so much to the above mentioned people. Please continue to support us, if you can, and you are always welcome in our little shop. Rath Dé oraibh go leir agus Nollag Shona. Maria and the team.

Christmas Lights Quiz:
Glenties Community Action Group would like to thank everyone who supported the fundraising table quiz for the Christmas Lights, which raised € 650, thanks to the sponsors of spot prizes & donations, & to Kennedy’s Bar.

Golden Wedding:
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Campbell, Silverhill, Glenties, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently and best wishes for many more years together.

Bravery Award:
Congratulations to Garda Grainne Mc Loone, who received a Bravery Award recently, along with other Gardaí, who rescued a boy from the sea. Grainne is a daughter of Conal and Mena Mc Loone, Glen Road, Glenties.

Class Reunion 1989 – 1994:
St. Columba’s Comprehensive School Class Reunion 1989-1994 will take place on Sunday 28th December, for further details & tickets contact Donna Mc Gettigan or Fr Adrian Gavigan ‘ 087 698 4508 or Marita Ryan, née Gallagher ‘ 087 121 8393.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 8th December 2014

There was no winner of this week’s lotto, Numbers out were 2-12-23-27 and the €50×2 went to Georgina Neathercoat and Lisa Caughlin. Next week’s jackpot will be €3,600.

Draw number 7 of the 200 club took place on the 2/12/14 and the winners were €500 Sarah & Eve Mc Loone, Narin rd. 5X€100 went to Michael Boyle Ard Patrick, Alan Kee Main Street, A&P Butler Letir, Seamus Mc Kelvey Fintown, Ann Mc Monagle Fintown
Congratulations to all the winners

The Naomh Conaill Ladies AGM took place in the club house on Saturday 6th Dec

The following Officers were re-elected into the committee

Chairperson – Hughie Molloy
Secretary – Arlene Gallagher
Treasurer – Rosaleen Doherty
Registrar – Fiona Molloy
PRO – Denise Campbell

We would like to welcome new the new ladies children’s officers Mary Connaughton and Shauna Molloy

Managers elected in to position
Sean Connaughton U12, U13, U14 Manager

We would like to take this opportunity to advertise the U16 and Minor manager positions if anyone is interested in taking either of these positions please contact: Arlene on 086 8451344 or e-mail arlenencladies@yahoo.com

Naomh Conaill AGM will take place on Saturday 13th December 2014 at 8pm in the community centre.

Naomh Conaill Minor Board AGM took place on Sunday the 7th of December in the clubhouse all officers will be posted at a later date.

Glenties Notes 18th December 2013

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations and Best Wishes to Karen Mc Devitt, Tullyard, Glenties and Joe Blee, Derry who were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 30th November 2013.

The Late Eithne Ward:
The death took place at her home, on Wednesday 4th December 2013, of Eithne Ward, Mullantyboyle, Glenties. Her Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by a friend of the family. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Eithne is survived by her husband, Liam, sons, John and his wife, England, Derek and his wife Marita, Mullantyboyle, siblings, Eamonn, Sean, Patsy, Noreen and Marion, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Harry and Brenda Reid, Tullyard Road, Glenties on the deaths recently of a niece and nephew. Brenda’s nephew, Eoin Fennessy, and Harry’s niece, Tracy Deane were buried last week.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the husband, relatives, friends and colleagues of Aileen Buckley (nee Dowling) who died last week in Letterkenny Hospital. Miss Dowling was a very popular teacher in St. Columba’s Comprehensive School for a number of years. She was buried in Fermoy, Co. Cork on Monday 9th December 2013.

Bingo Winners on Tuesday 10th December in The Community Centre, Glenties were – €25 Winners – Mary Furey and Bridie Doherty; €50 Winners – Rose Boyle, Patrick Sweeney, Kathleen McCabe, Marion Ward, Bernadette Gallagher, Marion Byrne, Sarah Gallagher, Emer Doherty, Amanda McDyre and Nancy Gill; .€60 Winner – Theresa McKelvey; €100 Winners – James Deane, Conor O’Donnell, Bridie Boyle, Theresa Molloy, Maura Hegarty, Emer Doherty, Margaret Gallagher, Fiona Boyle, Mary Ellen Bonner, Bernadette McDyre; .€150 Winners Mrs. Doherty and Patricia Gallagher.

Christmas Confessions:
Christmas Confessions in Glenties are on, this evening, Thursday 19th December at 8 p.m. and in Ardara at 8 p.m. tomorrow Friday 20th December at 8 p.m.

Christmas Masses:
On Christmas Eve Mass is at 9 p.m. in St Connell’s Church, Glenties and 7 p.m. in The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh. On Christmas Day Masses are at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. in Glenties and 12 mid-day in Edeninfagh.

Church Gate Collection:
Saint Vincent de Paul Christmas Church Gate Collection taken up recently in Edeninfagh amounted to € 95. Thank you to everyone who made a donation.

Parish Carol Service:
As a Preparation for Christmas, an Ecumenical Carol Service in which we will be joined by the Rev. John Deane, and his Church of Ireland Congregation, will beheld in St.Connell’s Church, Glenties, on Sunday 22nd December at 7.00 p.m. Everyone is Most Welcome.

Care of the Aged Collection:
The Glenties Community Care of the Aged Committee will hold their Annual Christmas Church Gate Collection at all Masses next weekend ~ Saturday – 21st and Sunday – 22nd December. (Please note the change in date). The proceeds of this collection will go to the running cost of our Day Centre.

Glenties St.Vincent de Paul Collection:
The Glenties St.Vincent de Paul Conference Church Gate Collection amounted to a total of €1,540 (including € 95 in Edeninfagh.) “The Conference wishes to Thank Everyone that contributed and also those that gave a donation throughout the year.”

Ionad Pobail agus Sport – The Gym at Scoil Mhuire:
The Church Gate Collection taken up recently amounted to € 680 The Committee would like to thank everyone, who made a donation and a special thanks to all those who helped with the collection.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre on Christmas Day instead of Christmas Eve at 7pm. Every line is €50, every house is €100. Jackpot if not won will be €9500 on Christmas Day, if not won on the night €300 will be paid out. Spot prizes will be given out on the night. In house draws. Bingo will be on New Years Eve at 7pm also, with more spot prizes given out.

Snooker room is open from 4pm – 10pm 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.

Happy Christmas:
The Community Centre Committee and staff would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we would like to thank them for their continuous support.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 17th December 2013

Sincere sympathy is extended to Frank, and Teresa Mc Donnell and family, Glen Road, Glenties, on the sad passing of their young son, Shane, from everyone at Naomh Conaill. The family have a long association with the club, and daughter Aoife, captained the Donegal ladies county team, for the last few years. Shane was a quiet young man, who was going well working on a local Fas scheme, and the community was saddened and shocked, to hear of his sad passing.

Things are quiet on the football scene at the moment with very little happening, but the new year will change all that when things get into full swing again.

There was no winner in the club Lotto, 50 Euro was won by Liz Buckley, Fintown, and Mary Ward, Glassagh, Cloghan.