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Glenties Notes 16th November 2017

Glenties Community Centre
Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9pm. Jackpot €9000 on 45 numbers or less if not won €300 will be paid out.  €100 a house, €50 a line.

Snooker Room open from 4pm to 10pm.

Any group or individual wishing to book the Community Centre for the Autumn season, please contact 087 2679321 or call to the Community Centre Office between 10am – 2pm Monday – Friday.

Irish Dancing with Emily – Wednesday @ 3.30pm – 7.15pm

Tai Chi Wednesdays  from 8.00pm – 9.30pm

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 whilst on CE scheme.To apply for the above please e-mail or ring 0879695053 for further information.

Bingo Winners
€25 Winners: Mary Kennedy, Francis Quinn, Packie Gallagher, Baby Phildy
€40 Winner: Sheila Delaney
€50 Winners: Caroline McKeown, Nan Doherty, Ann Byrne, Teresa Bonner, Grace O’Donnell, Bernie Martin, Mary Ita Boyle, Ann Fury, Kate Mc Nulty.
€100: Noel McLaughlin, Liz Buckley, Michelle McGeehan, Mary Doherty, Mary Ita Boyle, Winnie Long, Helen Mc Dyre, Mary Ita Boyle, Bid Fletcher, Mary Kennedy.
€150 Winners: Ann McKeown, Breid Gallagher.

St Connell’s Museum
The Trustees and Workers in the Museum would like to thank everyone who supported the very successful Halloween Scary Cells.  A special thanks to the Transition Year Students in Glenties Comprehensive School and their teacher Mr Moore for their assistance and co-operation over the three nights and for their help setting up in the lead up to the event which led to its success.

Paul Dawson’s MS Journey – An update from Julie Dawson
We have had the best news ever!  Paul’s bone marrow is starting to produce new stem cells.  The treatment has worked!  Paul is our of immediate danger and as you are reading this we will be making our way back home to Glenties to begin the long road to recovery.

This has been an incredible journey, the hardest thing Paul and I have ever done and hopefully ever will do again.  But today, we can start to look forward to a future instead of worrying what it might hold.  Paul’s Neurologist didn’t want Paul to have this treatment as it was too high a risk for his level of MS, i9n fact he told us to prepare for Paul to come home in a 6X4 box!!  We had to convince the Doctors in India to allow Paul to have the treatment, as again he was high risk but Paul had decided that no matter how high the risk factor, it was one he was willing to take instead of being scared what tomorrow may bring.  Now we know that we have about another ten years without having those worries.  Yes it is a fact that Paul will not walk again and yes Paul’s MS will not improve but it will STOP IT for ten years and that we can’t even put into words.

People think MS is about legs, Paul can’t walk, he’s in a wheelchair, but it’s about much more than that.  The things no one could imagine, the things that go on behind closed doors.  MS has robbed us of many many things – the ability for Paul to kick a ball around with our children when they were young, to go for a walk on the beach with them. to walk upstairs in our home and tuck them in at night, to dance!  We are determined that it won’t take any more things away from us.  We now have a future filled with hope instead of dread and we couldn’t have done it without you guys, you made this possible for us.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

The first 3 months of Paul’s recovery will be in isolation at home seeing only close family, in 3-6 months Paul will be able to see friends, at 6-9 months he will be able to go out into small groups and finally at 9-12 months Paul will be allowed into crowded areas!  So in 12 months time we have a lot of celebrating to do.  Paul will have reached 50 during his isolation period and I will celebrate my 50th in October 2018 – it will also be the 1st anniversary of Paul’s treatment and the first time Paul will be able to be around everyone, so I know it’s a long way off but we will be holding a massive party and would love it if every one of you would join us in celebrating everything with us.

Glenties Christmas Market
The place to be on Sunday 19th November!  Our Christmas Market takes place in The Highlands Hotel with up to 30 stands.  Get your Christmas shopping off to a great start all under one roof.  Doors open at 11am.

St Connell’s Church 
Your help would be appreciated in helping us to compile the 2018 list for Sunday Collection Envelopes.  Any new parishioner who would like a box of envelopes, or any parishioner who has changed address since this time last year, should leave their name and address in the Sacristy after any of the Masses, or telephone the Parochial House on 074 9551117.  We would also ask that those that normally distribute the envelopes would contact either Fr Gerard after Mass or the Parochial House to confirm that they are able to do so again this year or if anyone else wishes to help with this task, please feel free to do so.  Thank you.

As and from 1st January, it would be appreciated if all Church Gate collections are taken up at the entrance gates alone rather than outside the door of the Church as is presently the practice.  This is in keeping with the conditions of the permits granted by An Garda Siochana and of the practice pertaining to other Church Gate collections nationwide.  This excludes the St Vincent de Paul Society as it is a Church affiliate.  Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Annual Ecumenical Carol Service
Save the Date!  This year St Connell’s Church, Glenties are hosting the Annual Ecumenical Carol Service.  The service takes place on 10th December at 6pm.  Everyone welcome!

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:  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Glenties Parish Social
The Annual Gelnties Parish Social will take place on Sunday 3rd December in the Highland’s Hotel beginning with Mass at 3p.m.  All our Senior Citizens are invited to attend.  Please bring this notice to the attention of any senior citizens in your area.  We are also appealing to the public for donations towards the running costs of this very important celebration.

Edeninfagh C.E Scheme
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:

Ceili Night
There will be a Ceili Night on 19th November, 8pm to 11 pm in Rosses SDP Building, Dungloe.

Strive Clinic
Strive Clinic has launched in Killybegs.  Located beside Supervalu on the Donegal Road.  Specialisy Rehabilitation Services – Physiotherapy, Lymphoedema Therapy, Psychotherapy.  More services coming soon.  Contact 074 9713100 or email:

Bruckless Community Centre
Ceili, sets, jiving and old time dancing in the Bruckless Community Centre on Wednesday 22nd November.  Music by Ceili Time.  Dancing 8pm to 11pm.  Supper served.  Admission €10.  All proceeds going to the Dependents of Rachel Cassidy Battles and Mairead Mundy Fund.

Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre
Kids Christmas Disco will be held at the Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre on Sunday 3rd December from 4pm to 6pm with plenty of dancing, fun, surprises and maybe a special guest!

Weight Watchers: every Monday, first class 4.45 – 5.45pm and second class 6-7pm.

Slimming World: every Tuesday from 6-7pm.

Citizens Advice/Information: are located in the Centre every Monday at the new time of 2-4pm.

Letterkenny Womens Centre: They offer a counselling service at the Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre.  For further enquiries: contact Brid on 074 9124985.

Fighting Blindness
RNIB: Are you living with sight loss and worried about the future?  The Need to Talk project offers free counselling and confidence building for people of all ages affected by sight loss.  Contact 01-6746496 or email:

The Power of Positive Thinking for Women
A 4 week course entitled ‘The Power of Positive Thinking for Women’ will commence in the Community Centre, Glenties on Thursday 23rd November.  To book, please contact Emily on 087 9031389

Glenties Notes 11th March 2015

Sincere sympathy is extended to Margaret Gillespie, Mill Road and Eithne Mc Loone, Cleengort, Glenties, on the death recently of their nephew, Joseph Breslin, Kilcar; also to all other relatives and friends.

Change of Mass Time in Edeninfagh:
Owing to Confirmation on Sunday 15th March, Mass will be on Saturday 14th March at 8.00 p.m.

Education of Church Students:
The special envelope collection for this purpose will take place at the St. Patrick’s Day Masses (Monday evening & Tuesday morning).

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties, next Sunday 15th March at 11.00 a.m.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo held in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9 p.m.
Snooker: Snooker room is open Monday to Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.. No snooker Tuesday’s
Tai Chi: Tai Chi on Wednesday night 8 p.m. -9.30 p.m…
New CE scheme: A New CE scheme started on 22nd September 2014, Anyone willing to start contact 087 9695053 for more details. FAS criteria apply.
Bowls: Bowls on Monday night.
Children’s Drama Classes: Vanessa Mc Fadden children’s drama classes started Thursday 6th November 2014 from 5 p.m. -7 p.m.

Glenties Notes 7th August 2014

Naomh Conaill 5K:
The annual Naomh Conaill 5k Run / Walk takes place on Wednesday 13th August at 7 p.m. starting from the Clubhouse. Come out and support your local Club by running / walking or take along the buggy. Registration is from 6 p.m. There is ample parking and full changing / shower facilities. Tea and refreshments will be served immediately after the run / walk. A bouncy castle will also be on site to keep the smaller children entertained (weather permitting). Entry fee is € 8 for Adults and € 3 for under 16’s. All home-baking would be very much appreciated on the evening. Contact 086-8656312.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre Glenties on Tuesday 29th July were – €20 winners – Phyllis Gallagher, Breege Roarty and Patricia Molloy; € 25 winners – Brown Kid and Carmel Fitzgerald, €40 winner – Margaret Gillespie; € 50 – winners – Mary Kennedy, John Boyle, Martin McTaggart, Mary Doherty, Maureen Gildea, Claire Traynor, Liz Buckley, Rose McFadden, Mary Furey, Rose McFadden, Paula Hegarty, Adelle Dooley and Hugh Gallagher, €100 winners – Anne Mc Dyer, Marian Ward, Frankie Gallagher, Mary McMonagle, Mary Kennedy, Bella McGill, Eimear Doherty and Kathleen Griffin, €300 winner -Ann Byrne.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night in The Community Centre at 9 p.m.

Snooker room is open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

CE Scheme:
New CE scheme starts on 22nd September 2014, anyone willing to start contact 074 9557880 for more details. FAS criteria apply.

Sheep Dog Trials:
Sheep Dog trials takes place at Church Road, Glenties beside GAA field on Saturday 16th August at 4 p.m. and Sunday 17thAugust at 9 a.m.

Graveyard Mass in Edeninfagh:
Mass will be celebrated in Edeninfagh Graveyard next Sunday 10th August at 3.00 p.m.

Bus from Glenties to Knock Shrine:
Mc Geehan Coaches will operate a coach service for the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday 16th August. The Pilgrimage will be led by Most Rev. Philip Boyce, Bishop of Raphoe. .Mass at 3 p.m. with Anointing of the Sick and Special Blessing of the Sick during Mass. For more information, and to book a seat, please contact John Mc Geehan 087 254 4665.

Glenties Notes 31st July 2014

Glenties Playground Group:
Glenties Playground Group would like to Thank Everyone who supported their recent Church Gate Collection. The amount collected was € 563 .06. This money will go towards the cost of Insuring the Playground for the forthcoming year.

Sheep Dog Trials:
Sheep Dog trials takes place at Church Road, Glenties beside GAA field on Saturday 16th August at 4 p.m. and Sunday 17thAugust at 9 a.m.

CE Scheme:
New CE scheme starts on 22nd September 2014, anyone willing to start contact 074 9557880 for more details. FAS criteria apply.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night in The Community Centre at 9 p.m.

Snooker room at The Market Hall is open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Louise Boyle, daughter of Anne Boyle, The Rock, Glenties and Joe Glackin, Dungloe who were married in St. Connell’s Church Glenties on Friday 18th July 2014. The reception was held in The Blue Haven.

The winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 22nd July were – € 25 winners – Mary McGill, Paula Hegarty, Bella Boyle, Mary McGettigan, Owenie Mc Menamin and Mary McGettigan. € 50 winners – Rose McFadden, Liz Buckley, Bella McGill, Kathleen Griffin, Bernadette McDevitt, Sarah McGlynn, Mrs. Byrne, Mary Furey, May Kennedy, Gabby Lolse, Vera Breslin, Sandra Moore, Breege Roarty, Patsy Martin, Anne Kennedy, Martin McTaggart and Norah Quinn. € 100 winners – Breid Gallagher, Mary Gazley, Kathleen Boyle, Breid Roarty, Patsy Martin and Rosaleen Melly. €150 Winners – Liz Buckley and Maggie Coyle Bonner.

Graveyard Mass in Edeninfagh:
Mass will be celebrated in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Sunday 10th August at 3.00 p.m.:

Glenties Notes 23rd July 2014

A Day for The Hospice:
On Sunday 27th July the Music Students of Anne Mc Dwyer are taking part in a “Piano – thon” to raise money for The Donegal Hospice. This is taking place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties from 10 a.m. through to 6 p.m. All the students will be taking part and playing the piano throughout the day. Admission is by donation, so feel free to drop in. In the evening, there will be a more Formal Concert at 8 p.m. with performances by past and present senior students, with a raffle at the interval. Admission is € 10 to the Concert.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 15th July 2014 were – € 40 Winner – Mr. Duffy; € 50 Winners – Nora Gallagher, Breid Roarty, Stephen Gallagher, Mary Ward, Kitty McGlynn, Anne Furey, Anne Kennedy, Angela Quinn, Patricia Molloy, Mary Gallagher, Teresa Bonner, Bella Boyle, Margaret Murray, Julie Molloy, Mary Ita Boyle and Emer Doherty, € 100 Winners – Sally McGuigan, Margaret Gallagher, Nan Doherty, Martina Cunningham, Patricia Molloy, Lettie Doherty and Cecelia Campbell; € 300 winner – Mary E Bonner.

Please Note:
The Change in Mass Times for next Week – there will be no 8.00 a.m. Mass on Sunday morning 27th July.

Simon Community Church Gate Collection:
North West Simon Community Church Gate Collection will be taken up next weekend. North West Simon Community works to prevent homelessness throughout CountyDonegal.

Water Safety Weeks 2014:
The annual Water Safety Weeks will take place in Narin and Portnoo during the weeks of Monday 28th July to Friday 1st August and Monday 4th to Friday 8th August. The aim of these weeks is to increase awareness of all aspects of sea swimming and water safety. All levels of beginners and swimmers are welcome; under the supervision of qualified instructors they will work towards a suitable certificate awarded by Irish Water Safety. Registration for all will take place at the beach at 9 a.m. on Monday 28th July and Monday 4thAugust, and a timetable will be given to the parents then.

Glenties Care of The Aged Collection:
The Annual Church Gate Collection taken up on 28th / 29th June for Glenties Care of The Aged amounted to € 915.00. Thank you for your generous support.

Graveyard Mass in Edeninfagh:
Mass will be celebrated in Edeninfagh Graveyard On Sunday 10th August at 3.00 p.m.:

Irish Wheelchair Association Collection:
The Collection for the Irish Wheelchair Association, taken up in Edeninfagh, amounted to € 85.12. Thanks to all who supported the collection.

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 April 2014

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.

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 1st August 2013

Sincere sympathy is extended to Elizabeth Mc Dyre and family, Maas, Glenties on the death recently of Elizabeth’s father, Peter Burns, Annagry.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Francie Boyle, Ard Patrick, Glenties and Brian Boyle, Maas, Glenties on the death recently of their sister, Mary Mc Daid.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 23rd July 2013 were – € 25 winners – Cathy Connell, Mary Kennedy, Margaret Reilly and Margaret Gillespie; € 50 Winners – Paddy Harkin, Bernadette McDevitt, Mary McGeehan, Lisa Boyle, Sally McHugh, Fiona Boyle, Margaret Gallagher, Jamsie Byrne, Michael Langan, Teresa McKelvey, Evelyn Whyte, Annie McGlynn and May Kennedy; € 60 Winner – Breege Roarty; €100 Winners – Caitriona Gallagher, Marian Ward, Patrick McHugh, Kay McCarthy, Roisin Harkin, Marie Boyle, Sandra Byrne and Mary Gallagher; € 300 Winner – Paula Hegarty.

Mass in Rossnowlagh:
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 6th August and every first Tuesday for Mass in Rossnowlagh. The organisers wish to make an appeal for more people to join them.

Naomh Conaill 5K:
The Naomh Conaill 5k Run / Walk will take place on Friday 9th August at 7 p.m. starting from the Clubhouse. Come out and support your local Club by running / walking or take along the buggy. Small kids are welcome to take their bikes to cycle along with a walker. Registration is from 6 p. m. There is ample parking and full changing / shower facilities. Tea and refreshments will be served immediately after the run / walk. A bouncy castle will also be on site to keep the children busy. Entry fee is € 8 for Adults and € 3 for under 16’s.

Edeninfagh Graveyard Mass:
Mass will be celebrated in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Sunday 11th August at 3 p.m.

Water Safety Weeks at Narin / Portnoo:
Irish Water Safety Weeks 2013 ~ this year there will be two Water Safety Swim Weeks held in Narin – Portnoo. The dates are 29th July to 2nd August and 5th to 9th August. Swim Classes will take place at Narin Strand, and Water Safety Classes will be held off the Pier in Portnoo. Everyone is welcome for what is always a great experience of sea swimming, with excellent instructors, and good opportunity for young people to work for another Water Safety Badge. Registration will take place on Monday 29th at 10 a.m. at the beach and all information about times of classes etc. will be given then.

Open day & Car Wash:
Glenties Fire Station- Open Day & Car Wash in aid of The Donegal Hospice. The Fundraising ‘Fun Day’ will take place next Saturday 3rd August, starting at 10 a.m. Adults & Children are most welcome to have a look around the Fire Station, and avail of the Car Wash. All Donations for The Hospice will be gratefully received via a Bucket Collection at The Fire Station.

Glenties Notes 27th June 2013

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 18th June 2013 were – € 25 winners – Maura Kilbane, Fiona Gallagher, Mary Ellen Bonner and Gracie O Hara; € 50 Winners – Paula Hegarty, Hugo Mc Dyre, Margaret Gallagher, Teresa McKelvey, Bridie Boyle, Breidin Keeney, Bernadette Gallagher, Winnie Long and Breidin Keeney; € 60 Winner – Fay Moore; € 100 Winners – Charlie Keeney, Heather Adam’ Amy Cafferty, Rose McFadden, Anna Mc Dyre, Cathy Connell, Teresa McKelvey, Charlie McGlynn and Breidin Keeney; € 300 Winner – Sarah Gallagher.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Johnny Mc Loone and family, Station Road, Glenties on the death of Johnny’s mother Mary Mc Loone, Rosbeg, Portnoo, which took place recently; also to all other relatives and friends.

Coffee Evening:
The Gallagher Family, Mullantyboyle would like to thank everybody who helped with the Coffee Evening in the Community Centre after the Month’s Mind Mass for John. The sum raised for The Donegal Hospice was € 2, 175.00.

Irish Cancer Collection Society Collection:
The Irish Cancer Society Collection amounted to € 810.70. Many Thanks for your contributions.

Annual Church Gate Collection for Glenties Care of the Aged:
The Annual Church Gate Collection for Glenties Care of the Aged will be taken up at all Masses next weekend. Your support for this vital local service is greatly appreciated.

Readers Needed:
Extra Readers are needed for Edeninfagh. Please contact Connell Herron or Fr. Gerard.

Seisiúin Eolais agus Cruinniú Poiblí:
Tá Plean Forbartha Chúig Bliana na Gaeltachta Láir, atá urraithe ag Udarás na Gaeltachta, á chur le chéile ag ‘Momentum Consulting’. Bheireann ceantar Na Gaeltachta Láir isteach – Na Dubhchoraidh; Baile na Finne; agus Éadán Fhionn Fraoich. Beidh seisiúin teagmhála fán Phlean Forbartha seo ar fáil ag na hamantaí seo a leanas agus beidh fáilte roimh duine ar bith chuige inar mhaithe leo inchur a bheith acu – Éadan Fhionn Fraoich – Dé Máirt 25 Meitheamh idir
1.30 – 3.30 i Seanscoil An Mhuilinn Mhóir, Éadan Fhionn Fraoich; Beidh cruinniú poiblí ann fán Phlean Forbartha i Halla na Paróiste, Baile na Finne ar 8.30. Fáilte roimh Phobal na Gaeltachta Láir ar fad.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every Line € 50, every House €100. Jackpot, if not won, will be € 7,100 on Tuesday 2nd July on 45 numbers or less. If not won on the night € 300 will be paid out. In-house draws. Anyone wishing to rent a room in the Community Centre please ring 087 2679321. Snooker room in the Glenties Community Centre will be open from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. every day. Michael Curran Faith Healer will be in the Glenties Community Centre on 1st July from 7pm – 10pm.

Glenties Notes 4th October 2012

All Ireland Champions:
Jim and his team received a great reception when they arrived in Glenties with the Cup last week. They were due at 11.30 p.m. on Wednesday evening but it was almost 2.00 a.m. on Thursday morning when they arrived. A huge crowd waited patiently for them on the Chapel Brae. The local men, Jim, Leo, Anthony, Dermot, Marty, Joe and Charles were on the back of an open truck with the Sam Maguire Cup when they passed through the town, with people out on the street cheering them on. Jim got off the truck at the bottom of the town to bring Sam over to his aunt Nellie and give her a hug.

Glenties Community T V:
Those who watch programmes on BBC1, BBC2 and ITV should note that these channels will be switched off in Northern Ireland on the 10th October and as a result, no reception will be received here after that date. Please note that this does not apply to Channel 4. In order to get these channels it is recommended that people should arrange the change over as soon as possible.

The winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 25th September were – Hugo Mc Dyre, Glenties won the Jackpot of € 300; Sarah Mc Glynn, John Mc Loone, Teresa Mc Kelvey, Nora Mc Hugh and Brown Kid, won € 100 each; Mary Mc Mahon, James Gallagher, Kathleen Griffin, Fiona Gallagher, Leticia Doherty, Rosaleen Harkin, Anne Timoney, Jimmy Quinn, Brockagh, Teresa Mc Kelvey, Bridie Boyle, Teresa Mc Kelvey, Mairéad Gallagher, Dim Melly, Leitir, Nora Gallagher, Teresa Molloy and Anne Kennedy won € 50 each; Mary Gallagher, Marie Boyle and Mary Doherty won € 35 each; Mary Boyle and Margaret Byrne won € 30 each; Dan Herron and Briege Mc Gill won € 25 each.

A recent collection was held in Edeninfagh for the Irish Heart Foundation. The amount raised was € 115. Thanks to all who contributed.

Harvest Fair Day Collection:
The Friends of Letterkenny Hospital would like to thank everyone who contributed to their collection on the Harvest Fair Day in Glenties. The amount collected for this very worthy cause was € 972.00, which was very generous in these difficult times and was greatly appreciated.