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Glenties Notes 23rd April 2014

Bingo:
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on 15 / 04 / 2014 were – € 20 Winners – Kate McGinley Helen McDyre and Brenda Byrne; € 25 winners – Kathleen Mc Menamin, Mary Campbell, Letitia Doherty, Olivia McGlynn, Patricia Whyte and Paddy Gill; .€ 50 Winners – Mary Gallagher, Nuala Knockes, Liz Buckley, Geraldine Harkin, Anne & Nikita Doherty, Josephine Scanlon, Sally McGuigan, Gerry Doherty, Emer O’ Donnell and Breege Roarty; .€ 100 Winners – Teresa Bonner, Denise McGuire, Dim Melly, Vera Breslin, Kathleen McGlynn, Christine McCool, Kay Gallagher and Breege Roarty.

Glenties Drama Group:
Glenties Drama Group would like to thank all those who supported their recent production of “The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley” by Jimmy Kerry. A special word of thanks to the businesses, who donated the raffle prizes. The Blue Stacks Special Needs Foundation received € 555 and The Alzheimer’s Support Group received €620 from both raffles. The Group also donated € 1000 between the local St. Vincent de Paul Society, The Community Centre and the Glenties Museum Fund.

Cancer Research Fundraising:
Yvonne Campbell wishes to thank everyone who supported her on her night of fund raising in the Glen Tavern – B & J Sound and the Traditional Musicians who supplied the music, all those who gave donations and those who attended on the event. € 1690 was raised for Cancer Research on the night. Thank You.

Glenties Notes 2nd April 2014

Collection:
The Church Gate Collection taken up recently for Cancer Care West amounted to € 777.81. Thank you to everyone for your generosity.

Coffee Morning:
The Family of Martin Mc Dyer, Meenahalla, wish to invite everyone to the Community Centre immediately after Martin’s Month’s Mind Mass on Saturday 5th April, for a Coffee Morning in aid of the Donegal Hospice. Any donation that you would like to make will be given to The Donegal Hospice.

Foroige Quiz Night:
A Quiz night in aid of Glenties Foroige Youth Club will be held in the Community Centre, Glenties this Friday 4th April at 8.00 p.m. Please support.

Glenties Drama Group:
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 woman’. 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.

The Late John Mc Loone:
The death took place in Massereene Manor Private Nursing Home, Antrim on Sunday 23rd March 2014 of John Mc Loone, Cornagrilla, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home on Monday and to The Church of The Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Wednesday morning. John’s brother, Fr. Francis Mc Loone assisted by a number of other priests concelebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Vincent and Peter Campbell and the Laughlin sisters. A reflection was read by John’s daughter Máire at the end of Mass. Burial took place in Edeninfagh Graveyard. John is survived by his wife, Kathleen, sons, Séan and Seamus, daughters, Eibhlín, Nabla and Máire, grandchildren, brothers, Patrick, James, Donal and Hugh and Fr. Francis, sister, Nabla, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His sister Eileen predeceased him.

Edeninfagh Graveyard:
Brannigan Associates, Chartered Surveyors, Glenties, have been commissioned to draw up Plans and apply for Planning Permission to extend the Graveyard in Edeninfagh and to construct a Roadway to the bottom of the proposed new extension.

Daffodil Day:
The amount raised on Daffodil Day in Glenties was € 2969.66. Thanks to all those, who gave so generously and to the volunteers who were on the street.

Cash for Clobber:
A ‘Cash for Clobber’ collection will take place in Edeninfagh N.S. on Tuesday 8th April. Bags are available at the school (black bin bags may also be used) which can be filled with all types of clothing, pairs of shoes, household textiles and handbags. Filled bags can be left to the school on Monday 7th or collection can be arranged by telephoning 086 1798692.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties, on Tuesday 25th March were – € 25 Winners – Mary Gasley, Nora Gallagher, Ann Kennedy, Amanda O’ Connell, Mary Kennedy, Hannah Sweeney, Cathy Connell and Mary Gallagher; € 50 Winners – Mary Gasley, Mary McGeehan, Maggie O’ Donnell, Paddy Gill, Emer Doherty, Margaret Murray, Adele Dooley, John Rodger, Sally McGuigan, Mary Gallagher and Mary Kennedy; € 60 Winner – Nora Gallagher, € 100 Winners – Breege Roarty, Nora Gallagher, Dim Melley, Anne Doherty, Breda Breslin, Grace O’Hara and Fiona Boyle; € 300 Winner – Amanda O’ Connell.

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.

Dancing at Lughnasa in Glenties

Brian Friel’s dedication in his play Dancing at Lughnasa reads “In memory of those five brave Glenties women”. It is the same spirit of respect and admiration that the Glenties Drama Group approaches their coming production of Dancing at Lughnasa in Glenties Community Centre on March 2nd, 3rd, 4th at 8:30 nightly. It is a privilege to perform this play in the town where Brian Friel’s aunts lived and in whose home he spent many a childhood holiday.

We may all find life difficult now as the recession bites but what of life in Ireland of the 1930’s? Ireland in the early 20th century was a poor country. The levels of poverty in some rural areas were exceptional by Western standards.

In many homes there was no running water, no heat except the open range. No supplement of income from the State. Very few opportunities for women outside of their role as homemakers as they struggle daily to make ends meet.

But when we meet The Mundy Sisters on stage we find five strong women who may be poor in the economic sense but are rich in spirit, in love for family, for each other, who can lose themselves in song and dance, while as Kate puts it, they still believe in responsibilities and obligations and good order.

As forces outside the family appear to conspire against them we follow their struggle to maintain that order and as it crumbles around them and we empathise with their plight.

Snatches of music from the 30’s permeate the play as Marconi, the radio in the corner – weaves its magic spell on these kind, sensible women and transforms them in to shrieking strangers. Fr Jack their brother has returned from Africa and has brought unease to the household with his tales of life there and his new strange beliefs.

The story is narrated by Michael, the “out of wedlock” son of the youngest sister Chris, as he reflects on those harvest days in August 1936 when his father, Gerry Evans, visits the household on random occasions causing further upset.

So please join us in Glenties on March 2nd, 3rd and 4th as we honour those five brave Glenties women.

To enquire about tickets e mail glentiesdramagroup@gmail.com

Glenties Notes 24th February 2012

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Glenties
The Glenties Community Action Group is holding a St. Patrick’s Day parade in the town this year on Saturday 17th March. They are also attempting a Guinness Book of Records for the most Leprechauns in one place at one time. They are asking everyone in the community to come out and show your support for your local area for this novel event. If you want to take part you can register on glenties.ie or call in to Anne Bonner, Dressmaker on Main Street. The committee appreciate that these are hard times, especially financially for everyone, therefore they have decided that to minimise costs that they would make the costumes, which will be provided at a cost of € 10. They are also making carnival items for the parade. This is being done daily in the Community Centre from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Anyone interested in helping out please feel free to call in and help. To make the day a success and a great family day, especially for children, they are asking Business people, Clubs, Groups, Schools and Individuals to consider putting a float into the parade.

X-Factor 2012
This Year’s X-Factor takes place in M25 Glenties on Saturday 3rd March at 10 p.m. sharp. The beneficiaries this year are – Donegal Hospice, The Ronald Mc Donald House, (which provides accommodation for the families of seriously ill children, who are hospitalised at Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin) and The Glenties Playground. A great night’s fun is guaranteed with 12 unmissable acts strutting their stuff for charity. Lines are on sale locally at just € 2 per line for a raffle to be held on the night.

Glenties Community Playgroup Ltd.
All Parents are invited to attend the A.G.M. on Thursday 23rd February at 8 p.m. in the Pre-SchoolBuilding. Refreshments will be served.

Dancing At Lughnasa
Glenties Drama Group is in full swing with rehearsals for their upcoming production of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa in Glenties Community Centre on March 2nd, 3rd, 4th. There is great local interest in the play as it reflects Friel’s memories of his childhood visits to his aunts in Glenties. So make it a date for your diary and come and enjoy an evening of live theatre.

Collection
Many thanks to everyone at Glenties and Edeninfagh who contributed to the recent Bluestacks Special Needs Foundation Church Gate Collection. The amount raised was € 675.

Enrolment at Edeninfagh N.S.
Enrolment Forms are now available at the school for the 2012 / 2013 School Year. Further details are available by ringing the school on 9551663.

Glenties Notes 17th February 2012

The Late Mary Anne Mc Callig
The death took place in The Hillcrest Nursing Home, Letterkenny on Wednesday 1st February 2012 of Mary Anne Mc Callig, Edeninfagh, Glenties. Her Remains were brought to her home on Thursday and to The Church of The Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Saturday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast, Fr. Denis Quinn and Fr. Aodhan Cannon concelebrated RequiemMass. Members of the family did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought up the Gifts. Singing was by Breidin Gallagher accompanied by her son Darragh on Guitar. Burial took place in Edeninfagh Graveyard. Mary Anne was predeceased by her husband John some years ago. Her brother John also predeceased her. She is survived by three sons, John, James and Pat, two daughters, Eibhlín and Mary, one brother, Paddy Ward, Edeninfagh, grandchildren, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Thanks
Sincere thanks to Michael Boyle, Limelight, Glenties, for organising a very successful Fundraising ‘Country Night’ for the Little Angels School. He raised € 7,200, which was presented to Margaret Kennedy, Deputy Principal in the school. Thanks to all the acts who performed free on the night, the bus and taxi drivers who provided free transport, the walkers, those who gave donations and sponsorship and everyone who supported in any way.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 7th February 2012 were – Fiona Gallagher won the Jackpot of € 400. Maire Doyle, Anne Byrne, Ardara, Rosaleen Melly, Anthony, Doochary, Fiona Boyle, Peter Sweeney, Anne Quinn, Martin Mc Taggart and Ann Mc Hugh, Glengesh won € 100 each. James Gallagher, Patricia Whyte, Fidelma Burke, May Kennedy, Carmel Doherty, Nellie Maguire, Frosses, Ann Quinn and Rose Mc Groarty won € 50 each. Rosaleen Melly won € 40. Margo Gallagher, Hugo Gallagher, Bridget Bonner won € 35 each. Margaret Gallagher, F. Doherty, Bernadette Gallagher, Frosses, Christine Mc Cool and M.M. Mc Gettigan won € 25 each.

Charity Ceilí
A Charity Ceilí will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 18th March. Dancing is from 9 p.m. – 12. Music is by The Long Note and admission is €10 (including supper). All proceeds will go to – Palliative Care Team, Donegal Hospice

Glenties Community T.V. – Regarding Payments
The payment of the € 10 can be made to Martin Breslin, The Craft Gallery on Main Street, Glenties.

Naomh Conaill C.I.G. Presentation Night
A Hot Buffet and Dance will take place in the Highlands Hotel Glenties on Saturday 18th February at 8 p.m. Music is by ‘Derailed’. Tickets are € 20 and are available from the Paperstop, The Co-op and The Craft Gallery or contact Rosaleen Doherty on 087-6235023 or Owen Mc Geehan, Fintown on 2506653. Donegal County Manager, Jim Mc Guinness is the Special Guest.

Garda Retirements
Garda Gerry Corcoran will retire from the Garda Síochána after 38 years of dedicated service in the Donegal Division. To mark this achievement, join Gerry for celebratory drinks in Leo’s Bar, Glenties on February 17th February at 9 p.m.

Garda / Community Function
To mark the retirement and acknowledge the service of Sergeant Sean Mc Kenna, Ardara, Garda Martin Tonry, Clogher and Garda John Kilbane, Ardara a function will be held in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel, Ardara on Saturday 25th February. Doors open at 9 p.m.; donations at door. Everyone is welcome.

Mullantyboyle Bridge
Cllr Terence Slowey has been informed that under the Regional and Local Roads Allocations 2012 € 350,000 has been approved for the replacement of the MullantyboyleBridge. Cllr Slowey would like to thank Mr. Charles Hanlon who coordinated the petition with over 200 signatures and together with myself arranged the necessary meetings with the County Council. Cllr Slowey would also like to thank all who signed the petition and the people of Glenties in supporting him to get this project underway. We now look forward to the completion of this job and the walkers and all those who use this bridge availing of it again.

Cash for Clobber
Scoil Mhuire is having another ‘Cash for Clobber’ collection on Tuesday 28th February. We welcome all bags of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, belts, handbags, bed linen (no duvets) curtains, paired shoes etc… We would like to thank you for your support for our past collections and look forward to this one being another success.

Dancing At Lughnasa
Glenties Drama Group is in full swing with rehearsals for their upcoming production of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa in Glenties Community Centre on March 2nd, 3rd, 4th. There is great local interest in the play as it reflects Friel’s memories of his childhood visits to his aunts in Glenties. So make it a date for your diary and come and enjoy an evening of live theatre.