Tag: February

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 27th February 2018

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto the numbers drawn out were 02-03-04-22 and the 2x€50 went to Pauline Doherty, Mennahalla & Maddison Cannon, Kilcar. Next week’s Jackpot will be €7,500.

Club 200 draw no 7 took place on Tuesday 13th Feb and the winners were as follows €300 Nelly Doherty, Ard Mc Gill 7x €100 Anita & Bridie Doherty, Mill Rd David Molloy, Narin Rd, Paul Doherty, Loughcrillan Rd, Mary O’Donnell, Ard Connell, Mary Quinn, Glen Tavern, Mary Crawford, Frosses,  Michael Jack O’Donnell, The Rock. Congratulations to all the winners

Adult membership €40, adult and yearly lotto €100, youth €20 each for the first 2 children and €10 for each additional child. All players must have there membership paid before they can play for the club. Membership will be taken on Friday night in the Clubhouse from  6.30-7pm

Naomh Conaill Gaa Dinner Dance will be held in The Highlands Hotel Glenties on Saturday 10th March. Tickets are on sale in the Inniskeel Co-op now. Live music on the night. Asking all members and non members to please come out and show your support for all the winning teams who will be presented with there winning medals on the night.

Glenties Parish Newsletter 22nd February 2018

Masses for week commencing 19th February to 25th February

Thursday 22nd February 7.30pm Special Intention
Friday 23rd February 8.00am

7.30pm

Saturday 24th February 11.00am Brian Flannery (Strabuí)

7.30pm Patrick Craig (Buncrobog & Lucan)

Sunday 25th February 11.00am Colm & Eileen Boyce (Mulnamina)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

LOOP SYSTEM: A “Loop System” has now been installed in the Main Church and the Day Church to assist the hard of hearing using hearing aid devices.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: There will be a meeting of parents of First Holy Communion Children on Tuesday 20th February at 8.15pm in Scoil Muire.

ST VINCENT de PAUL: Church gate collection on the weekend 3rd/4th March. Please give generously.

GLENTIES PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORIE: 7 Nights, Departing from Dublin July 25th – August 1st. €659. Contact Johnny 087 3676955.

GLENTIES COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP LIMITED: Are holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 1st March at 8pm. Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome.

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY: The Alzheimer Society of Donegal wish to thank you all for your generous response to our Church Collection last weekend. We collected €528.60.

ANAM CARA: A Bereavement Information Evening, with guest speaker Bríd Carroll, will take place in the Waterfront Hotel, Dungloe on Tuesday 6th March at 7pm.. The Information Evening will be open to all bereaved parents regardless of the circumstances of the death, the age of the child, or whether the death was recent or not. As with all Anam Cara services, it is completely free of charge.

Classes/Courses at The Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre, Killybegs, Tel: 074 9741863
Pilates: New course commencing Monday 12th Feb. Core Strength and Flexibility, 5 week course. Ladies 8 – 9 pm and Mens 9 – 10 pm. Any queries contact Martina: 0863846302.
Chair Yoga & Mindfulness: Fri 2nd March from 2 – 3:30 pm for 4 weeks costing €10 per person. To book contact: 074 9741863. Safepass Course: Sat 3rd March 2018 from 8:00 am sharp to 5:00 pm, cost is €110 per person. To book a place contact 074 9741863. Scrabble: Every Monday from 12:30 – 2 pm in the Centre. Cost per person €2. Donegal Women’s Centre, Letterkenny have an outreach service at The Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre. For details contact 074 9124985.
Parent & Toddler Group: Held at the Centre every Tues (during school term) from 10:30 am – 12 noon, everyone welcome. Weight Watchers: Every Monday, first class 4:45 – 5:45 pm and second class 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Slimming World: Every Tuesday first class 5:00 – 6:30 pm, second class: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Citizens Advice/Information: Is in the Centre every Monday at the new time of 2 – 4 pm

PIONEER LENTEN “NO THANKS” CAMPAIGN: The Raphoe Pioneer Council are again this year organizing our “No Thanks for Lent Campaign”. This is where a person makes a private pledge to abstain from alcohol during Lent and say a special prayer. A quantity of prayer cards will be available in the Church during Lent.

MENTAL FITNESS AND WELL-BEING: Would you like to learn how to face your feelings of anxiety and depression? Course starts Wednesday 7th March from 7.30pm – 9.30pm for four weeks in the Pastoral Centre in Letterkenny. Fee €90/€60 concession. Contact 074 9121853.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 21st – 26th August 2018
PRAYER PETITION BOX: The Prayer Petition Box will be in the Parish from Monday 19th February to Sunday 25th February. Petition slips will be available for you to write your petition on and put it into the box. These petitions will then continue to Dublin and the intentions will be remembered during prayers at the World Meeting of Families.
RETREAT: Ards Retreat Centre are offering Days of Retreat for Parishes and for Families by way of preparation for the World Meeting of Families in Dublin. They will be from 11am and end with Mass at 5pm. To book contact Ards 07494 38909. Family Retreats will be on 15th April and 29th April. Parish Retreats will be 25th March, 22nd April, 6th May, 20th May, 27th May, 17th June and 4th June.
PODCASTS: You can listen to Brenda Drumm’s Weekly Podcasts on the WMF2018 Website.
TICKETS AND VOLUNTEERING: If you wish to obtain tickets to the World Meeting of Families or to volunteer to help during the events, please go to the website www.worldmeeting2018.ie where details are available. There will be three days of events in the RDS, a Festival of Families in Croke Park and the Closing Mass in Phoenix Park. Register early to avoid disappointment.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,735.00. Thank You

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh.

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

Thursday 22nd February 6pm

Friday 23rd February 6pm

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 175.00. Thank You

For 3rd/4th February OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 415.00 Thank You

 

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted no later than 1.00 p.m. Wednesday to Dympna, Parochial House, 074 95 51117. Parish email Address : glentiesparish@gmail.com

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 13th February 2018

Naomh Conaill membership for 2018 is now due. Adult membership is €40, youth €20 each for the first two children and €10 for each additional child, €100 membership includes adult membership and entry into the weekly lotto, social membership €100. Registration is required for all adult players and non-players, coaches, committee members and underage players. Closing date for membership is 23rd March.

2018 Ulster Senior Football Club League Section A

Round 3 – 11-02-2018 (Sun)

Claudy V BYE
Dromore St Dympna’s v Naomh Conaill
Dungloe V Glenullin

Round 4 – 18-02-2018 (Sun)

Dromore St Dympna’s V BYE
Glenullin V Naomh Conaill
Claudy V Dungloe

Round 5 – 25-02-2018 (Sun)

Dungloe V BYE
Naomh Conaill V Claudy
Dromore St Dympna’s V Glenullin

Glenties Parish Newsletter 13th February 2018

Masses for week commencing 12th February to 18th February

Tuesday 13th February  **7.30pm** Jimmy & Bella Toland (Ard McGill)
Wednesday 14th February Ash Wednesday 8.00am
9.30am
7.30pm
Thursday 15th February 8.00am
7.30pm
Friday 16th February 8.00am
7.30pm Denis & Sarah Tynan & Kathleen & Willie Ward (Gortnamucklagh)
Saturday 17th February 11.00am Jim Rafferty (Upper Maas)
**2.00pm** Louise Furey – Months Mind (Ard Patrick)
7.30pm Monica Kennedy (Narin Road)
Sunday 18th February 11.00am Breid & Peter Moore (Maas)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

**PLEASE NOTE: MASS ON TUESDAY 13TH FEBRUARY AT 7.30PM**

ASH WEDNESDAY: Ashes will be available at all three Masses on Wednesday 14th February.
(I would ask that Eucharist Ministers assist also on Ash Wednesday).

MONTHS MIND MASS: The family of Louise Furey, Ard Patrick, wish to invite everyone to the Community Centre immediately after Louise’s Month’s Mind Mass on Saturday 17th February at 2.00pm for Tea/Coffee. Donations can be made if desired to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. Everyone Welcome.

“There are a variety of gifts but only the one Spirit.” – St Paul.
It’s good to offer thanks. I would like to acknowledge the Ministry time and effort of all those who minister in different ways in the Church on a weekly basis. Following on meetings with the Ministers of the Word and the Ministers of the Eucharist, I would like to make an appeal for more people to exercise Ministry as Readers and Eucharistic Ministers. To this end boxes are placed in the porch for you to nominate people whom you would consider suitable with their contact details included, in particular an address. These boxes will be available in the porch for weekend Masses and in the Sacristy for week day Masses until Sunday 11th February. Criteria – I would ask that you only nominate parishoners that attend this Church of St Connell. Volunteers are also sought to help clean the Church on a constant basis. If you are interested to give time to this ministry, please contact Fr Gerard.

Visitation of the sick & elderly will take place this week as follows : –
Tuesday 13th February Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, Ard Patrick and Ard McGill.
Thursday 15th February Stonepark, Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Mullantyboyle, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Ard Connell and Glen Road.

CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to all the young people in the parish who received the Sacrament of Confirmation. May the Spirit of the Lord continue to guide you in the years ahead.

World Meeting of Families 2018
As part of the preparations, a PRAYER PETITION BOX will be in each Parish within the Diocese. Glenties will have this from 19th to 25th February 2018. These petitions will then continue to Dublin and the intentions will be remembered during prayers at the World Meeting of Families.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 5,000 Volunteers will be needed for the running of the World Meeting of Families. Over 1,000 have already enrolled. Parish groups, clubs, friends or family members may register as a group. Volunteers will have to be Garda Vetted and need two references. For further information and registration www.worldmeeting2018.ie/volunteer.

NATIONAL FRANCISCAN PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND: from 5th – 13th October 2018. Ex Dublin airport. Led by Fr. Bernard Jones OFM, Commissary to the Holy Land. Contact: Premier Travel, Tel. 021-4277700

SIMON COMMUNITY: If you are interested in hosting a Tea/Coffee & Cake Day to support the Simon Community, Contact Collette on 087 0552478 or visit www.northwestsimon.ie.

ÚDARÁS NA GAELTACHTA: Tá Údarás Na Gaeltachta ag tairiscint Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta I réimse leathan ceirdeanna gur fiú níos mó ná €2,000 an ceann iad d’iarrthóirí le cáilíocht mar cheardaí a bhaint amach. Is d’iarrthóirí Gaeltachta le Gailge líofa na scoláireachtaí seo. Tuilleadh eolais agus forim iarratais ar fail ach glaoch ar 091 503121 nó suíomh idirlín an Údaráis. Ní mór forim iarratais a bheith ar ais roimh 28/02/2018.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the limited capacity of grave spaces remaining at the current part of the Graveyard, it is advised that as an interim measure, any new graves be sourced from the remaining spaces in the older sections of the Graveyard. It is hoped to use the current green area towards the road (adjacent to the Gazebo) for the next development of graves. This is in train. However due to the adverse continual wet conditions the drainage necessary has been delayed before pathways can be erected. – Fr Gerard

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,805.00. Thank You

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

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

Mass Intentions & Anniversaries:
Wednesday 14th February 9.30am Daileadh Luaithe
Sunday 18th February 12.15pm Peter Conaghan, Lug na Gilleadh

 

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted no later than 1.00 p.m. Wednesday to Dympna, Parochial House, 074 95 51117. Parish email Address : glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Parish Newsletter 6th February 2018

Masses for week commencing 5th February to 11th February

Tuesday 6th February No Mass
Wednesday 7th February No Mass
Thursday 8th February No Mass
Friday 9th February 7.30pm Cissy Meehan – 2nd Anniversary (Dr mccloskey Crescent)
Saturday 10th February 11.00am Thomas Gallagher – 1st Anniversary (Dublin)

7.30pm Mary B, Paddy, Peter & John Connaghan

Sunday 11th February 11.00am Sonny Molloy & Bridie Molloy (Drimnacrosh)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

Fr Gerard will be on holiday from Sunday 4th February to Friday 9th February. In the case of an emergency please contact Fr Donnchadh in Fintown on 074 9546107.

Sick calls will be made on Tuesday 13th February and Thursday 15th February.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will continue as normal on Thursday Morning.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the limited capacity of grave spaces remaining at the current part of the Graveyard, it is advised that as an interim measure, any new graves be sourced from the remaining spaces in the older sections of the Graveyard. It is hoped to use the current green area towards the road (adjacent to the Gazebo) for the next development of graves. This is in train. However due to the adverse continual wet conditions the drainage necessary has been delayed before pathways can be erected. – Fr Gerard

“There are a variety of gifts but only the one Spirit.” – St Paul.
It’s good to offer thanks. I would like to acknowledge the Ministry time and effort of all those who minister in different ways in the Church on a weekly basis. Following on meetings with the Ministers of the Word and the Ministers of the Eucharist, I would like to make an appeal for more people to exercise Ministry as Readers and Eucharistic Ministers. To this end boxes are placed in the porch for you to nominate people whom you would consider suitable with their contact details included, in particular an address. These boxes will be available in the porch for weekend Masses and in the Sacristy for week day Masses until Sunday 11th February. Criteria – I would ask that you only nominate parishoners that attend this Church of St Connell. Volunteers are also sought to help clean the Church on a constant basis. If you are interested to give time to this ministry, please contact Fr Gerard.

KILKENNY NATIONAL SCHOOL: Enrolment forms are available for Junior Infant Class starting September 2018. You can contact the school on 0749544270 or kilkennyns@gmail.com

ENROLMENT PACKS FOR SCOIL MHUIRE, Glenties for school year 2018 / 2019 will be available for collection from the secretary’s office from Thursday 8th February. Forms to be completed and returned to the school by Thursday 22nd February.

ENROLMENT AT ST. RIAGHAN’S NS: Parents wishing to enroll their child at St. Riaghan’s N.S., Drimnacrosh for the school year 2018/2019 are invited to call to the school for an Enrolment Form. Forms must be returned to the school no later than Friday 9th February. “Enrolment Day” will be held later in the year. For further information or enquiries, please contact the school 9551591 or email striaghans@gmail.com.

ENROLMENT AT EDENINFAGH N.S.: Enrolment forms are now available at the school for the 2018/2019 school year. For further details ring the school on 074 9551663 or email: edeninfagh@gmail.com

S.N. ÉADAN FHIONN FHRAOICH: Ghlacfar le iarratasaí le haghaidh iontrala don scoilbhliain 2018/2019. Tuilleadh eolais le fáil ón scoil ag 074 9551663 / edeninfagh@gmail.com

RAPHOE DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: The Raphoe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 22nd May to 27th May 2018. Led by Bishop Alan mcguckian,SJ, with Fr Patrick mchugh,PP, as Pilgrimage Director. The price per person is €704.00. Poster can be viewed in the porch with full details.

CHIROPODY CLINIC: Margaret mcconnell will be in the Day Centre on Monday 5th February. For an appointment call 087-1417180.

World Meeting of Families 2018.
As part of the preparations, a Prayer Petition box will be in each Parish within the Diocese. Glenties will have this from 19th to 25th February 2018. These petitions will then continue to Dublin and the intentions will be remembered during prayers at the World Meeting of Families.

The Holy Family Icon is available at the back of the Chapel. The Diocese of Raphoe will have a Holy Family Icon tour from 1st to 11th June 2018:
1st to 3rd June: Franciscan Friary Rossnowlagh
4th to 6th June: Capuchin Friary Ards
7th to 11th June: St Eunan’s Cathedral

Volunteers Needed: 5,000 Volunteers will be needed for the running of the World Meeting of Families. Over 1,000 have already enrolled. Parish groups, clubs, friends or family members may register as a group. Volunteers will have to be Garda Vetted and need two references. For further information and registration www.worldmeeting2018.ie/volunteer.

The CHRISTMAS CRIB COLLECTION amounted to €500 with all proceeds to Donegal hospice. Thank you for your contributions.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 2,050.00. Thank You

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

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

Mass Intentions & Anniversaries:
Wednesday 7th february 7.00pm Padai Beag agus Teaghlach Champbell
Sunday 11th February 12.15pm Maryanne Boyle, Molly, An Mhullaigh

Last week’s offertory collection amounted to € 340.00. 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 24th February 2017

Message from the McDyer Family
We are holding a ‘Remembrance of Martin’ Fundraising Coffee Evening to raise funds for The Donegal Hospice in our home at Meenahalla immediately after Martin’s 3rd Anniversary Mass which takes place in St Connell’s Church at 7:30p.m. on Friday 24th February.  Everyone most welcome.

Mary’s Meals
Mary’s Meals will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend.

Church of Ireland Fundraising Dance
It’s almost time folks! Get your dancing shoes on and join us for a brilliant night of dancing and craic in Elliot’s Lounge, Lettermacaward  on Saturday 25th February at 9p.m.  All proceeds in aid of the Church of Ireland, Lettermacaward.  Music on the night by B & J Sound with prizes for the best jivers and dancers.  Usual Door Prize with Mega Raffle so come along and bring your friends.  Everyone welcome!

Get Fit During Lent
The Bayview Hotel and Leisure Centre has an amazing offer for anyone aspiring to ‘Get Fit’ during Lent.  €40 for 40 days membership of the Leisure Centre – available on 1st March only.  Call 074 9732567 for more details.

Údarás na Gaeltachta Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta
Tá Údarás na Gaeltachta ag tairiscint Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta i réimse leathan ceirdeanna gur fiú níos mó ná €2000 an ceann iad d’iarrthóirí le cáiliocht mar cheardaí a bhaint amach.  Is d’iarrthóirí Gaeltachta le Gaeilge líofa na scoláireachtaí seo.  Tuilleadh eolais agus foirm iarratais ar fáil ach glaoch ar: 091 503139 nó 091 503121 nó suíomh idirlín an Údaráis.  Ní mór foirm iarratais a bheith ar ais roimh 03/03/2017.

Paul Dawson’s MS Fundraising
A Pub Quiz will take place in the Glen Tavern, Glenties on Friday 3rd March at 9p.m.  Teams of 4 – €5 per person.  Prize for the ‘smartest’ team! Lots of raffle prizes also.  All proceeds going towards Paul’s fundraising campaign.  So get your brains in gear and come along and prove how smart you really are!

A reminder also that the Car Boot Sale takes place at the Dolmen Centre from 2p.m to 4p.m. on Saturday 4th March so why not have a good clear out and make some money for this very worthy cause.  Tea/coffee and cakes available on the day.  Tables are booking up fast so contact Ann on 087 2243975 as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Glenties Community Development Group
We are pleased to announce that this year Glenties will be having a parade on St Patrick’s Day – with a twist!  The difference in this year’s parade is that it will take place at 12:01a.m.  Yes, that’s right folks – one minute past midnight which will make it the first parade in Ireland on St Patrick’s Day 2017.  The decision was made to hold the parade at this time as it was proving impossible to secure any marching bands at any other time during the day as they had already been snapped up by other established event holders throughout the county.  We have managed to secure 4 bands and they are delighted with the idea of a midnight parade.  We have a large amount of floats taking part which will all be illuminated together with the marching bands and fancy dress participants for greater effect and in addition we will be turning the town green for the night to create an amazing green extravaganza for everyone.  Your support in such events is always paramount, so get your thinking caps on (green ones preferred) and get involved in what promises to be a big bright green spectacle for all to enjoy!

Glenties Community Centre Bingo
€25 Winners: Mary Kennedy,Vera Breslin, Rose Boyle, Lisa Coughlan, Claire Keeney, Brid Gallagher
€35 Winners: Margaret Bonner, Rose Boyle, Nellie Doherty
€50 Winners: Dim Melly, Denise Maguire, Bridie Gallagher, Patsy Martin, Lauren Furey, Denise Furey, Anthony Burke, Annie Gallagher, Mary Mc Dermott, Patricia Molloy
€60 Winner: Ann Timoney
€100 Winners: Sally Mc Hugh, Grainnie Mc Keown, Evelyn Doherty, Rosaleen Doherty, Ann Bonner, Rose Boyle, Mary Ward. Sally Mc Guigan
€300 Winner: Eileen Gallagher

Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9pm. Jackpot €5200 on 45 numbers or less if not won €300 will be paid out, €100 a house, €50 a line.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE Scheme has a vacancy for Horticultural workers, Museum workers, C.E criteria applies.  C.E workers can avail of training to enable them to upskill while on CE scheme.To apply for the above please email glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie or telephone 087 9695053 for further information

Snooker Room now open from 6p.m – 10p.m.

Yoga Classes Wednesday from 6:5pm – 7:45pm. For more information contact
087 9667142.

Tia Chi returns on Wednesday 01st March 8pm to 9:30pm.

Donegal Kung Fu for adults and children.  For further details and cost, please contact Mark Kinsella 086 3665495 or email:marktkinsella@yahoo.co.uk

Parent & Toddler Group – Monday mornings from 10a.m to 12 Noon.

Recent Bereavement
The recent death took place peacefully at his home of Thomas Gallagher, Clontarf, Dublin.  Thomas is the son of John and Cathy Gallagher (John is a native of the Glen Road) and loving brother of Aoife and Amanda and will be sadly missed by his family, grandmother Kathleen, relatives and friends to whom we extend sincere sympathy.  Thomas was laid to rest in Glasnevin Cemetery on Thursday 16th February following Requiem Mass in St Gabriel’s Church in Clontarf.

Pilgrimage from Knock to New York
A special Pilgrimage from Knock to New York will take place from 8th to 14th May, flying directly from Ireland West Airport, Knock to J.F.K. International Airport, New York.  The Pilgrimage will offer the chance to be a part of a memorable and historic trip which will include Requiem Mass on Saturday 13th at old St Patrick’s Cathedral, for the re-interment of the remains of John Curry, the youngest of the Knock Witnesses.  Mass will be celebrated by his Eminence Cardinal Dolan.  If you would like to find out more, or make an enquiry, please contact the tour operators: Joe Walsh Tours on 01 2410800 or email: bronwyn.clinton@joewalshtours.ie

Monastic Contemplative Life Discernment Weekend (Friday 10th to Sunday 12th March)
Dominican Contemplative Nuns welcome single young women (aged 20 to 40) to their retreat house and offer the opportunity to experience their Life of Prayer: Liturgy, Eucharistic Adoration, Talks, Sisters’ testimonies, Lectio Divina, Question Time, Food and Fellowship.  Those who cannot come for the full weekend are welcome to join us on Saturday 9:30a.m. to 7p.m.  Early booking is advisable as places are limited.  Venue: Siena Monastery, The Twenties, Drogheda, Co Louth. Contact Sr Breda OP – email: siena3@eircom.net or phone 041 9838524. www.dominicannuns.ie

100th Anniversary of the Fatima Aparitions
Raphoe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima takes place from 10th July 2017.  Flights from Dublin, 7 nights Hotel Avenida.  €764 plus insurance €25 per person,  For full details contact Geraldine Shovlin on 087 2820946.

Naomh Conaill CLG
Naomh Conaill are delighted to announce the return of their very successful ‘Come Dine with Me’.  This year’s event takes place on St Patrick’s Day / evening (Friday 17th March) and afterwards in Kennedy’s Bar.  All proceeds from a raffle on the night will be donated to the Paul Dawson MS Fundraising Appeal.  Kennedy’s Bar has kindly sponsored a very attractive prize to be drawn among the hosts only. Full details are available on the club’s Facebook page.  Contact Vinny – 087 1770243, Martin – 086 8656312 or Rosaleen – 087 6235023.

Local Notes Contact Details
Please forward items for inclusion in the Glenties Democrat Notes to glentiesdemocratnotes@gmail.com or leave handwritten notes into Ann Bonner at Glenbrook Embroidery before 5p.m. on a Tuesday evening.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 22nd February 2017

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto; the numbers drawn out were 2-8-23-24 and the 2x€50 went Dim Melly, Letir and Annette Breslin, The Glen. Next week’s Jackpot will be €10,000.

Naomh Conaill “Come Dine With Me” Invite your friends and family to your home to host a dinner on St Patricks day/eve and then finish the evening along with all the other hosts in Kennedy’s Bar with music by “The Vinyls”. Kieran from Kennedy’s has kindly sponsored a special prize for a mystery overnight hotel stay for one lucky host. For all you Naomh Conaill enthusiasts outside of Donegal and overseas, why not get involved and host a table!! A special prize of a years club lotto subscription is up for grabs. We would ask all hosts to forward your pictures to the club Facebook page on the evening itself as these will all be displayed on the TV’s in Kennedy’s Bar for all to see. In order to help your guests get in the party mood each host will receive a complimentary bottle of wine sponsored kindly by  Sean McLoone’s Coal Deliveries. As part of the event Naomh Conaill are proud to support  Paul Dawson’s MS Fundraising Drive. A raffle will be held on the night with some fantastic prizes sponsored by our very generous sponsors. These include:- Voucher for Blue Haven – Terence Molloy (Blue Haven) Voucher for Harveys Point – Lisdanar B&B Voucher for McElhinneys – Donegal Waste There is a huge uptake in hosts already registering to take part on the night but if you are interested please contact a committee member. Martin Doherty 086 8656312 Rosaleen Doherty 087 6235023 Vincent Cranley 087 1770243 Please note that you can host your event on another night if it suits you and your guests better.

Naomh Conaill Gaa merchandise can now be bought online on All sports Donegal Town and O’Neills website.

Donegal GAA Annual Club Pass 2017 As and from the 1st December 2016 CLG Dun na nGall will have an Annual Club Pass for sale for the 2017 Season. This pass will give admission to all **Adult League & Championship matches under the control of Donegal GAA for 2017 Season. The pass has an RRP of €120. Orders for 2017 Club Pass Orders will be taken via email to the County Office from the Club Secretary E-mail address only. Closing Date for Orders from clubs will be March 17th.

Naomh Conaill GAA club will hold a registration night in the Comp Gym on Friday 24th February from 7-8pm. Youth membership €20 each for the first two children and €10 for each additional child. Adult membership €40. €100 for adult membership plus entry into the weekly lotto. Social membership €100.

Glenties Notes 17th February 2017

Oklahoma!
Excitement is building in Glenties as the dates draw near for the newly formed Glenties Musical Theatre production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s much loved Musical Oklahoma!

The curtain goes up on Thursday 23rd February at 8 o’clock in The Community Centre for the first performance with three more at 8 o’clock on 24th,25th and 26th. ‘Oklahoma’ is a show for all the family and tickets can be purchased in Glenties CO-OP or by phoning on 087 0990609.

Will Curly win the hand of Laurey or will surly Jud come between them? Will Ado Annie ever decide who she will marry, the hapless Will or the exotic but unreliable Ali Hakim? Will the Farmers and the Cowboys ever be friends? Book your tickets now and these questions will be answered.

We are thankful for any sponsorship received to date but would welcome further contributions as the expense in putting on a musical of any kind is considerable.

Glenties Community Centre
Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9pm. Jackpot €5100 on 45 numbers or less. If not won €300 will be paid out, €100 a house, €50 a line.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme has a vacancy for Horticultural Workers and Museum Workers. C.E criteria applies.
C.E workers can avail of training to upskill while on CE scheme.To apply for the above please e-mail glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie or ring 0879695053 for further information.
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Snooker Room now open from 6pm – 10pm

Yoga Classes Wednesday from 6.15pm – 7.45pm for more information contact 0879667142.

Tia Chi returns on Wednesday 01st March 8.00 pm – 9.30pm.

Donegal Kung Fu for adults and children. For further details and cost, contact Mark Kinsella 0863665495 or email:marktkinsella@yahoo.co.uk

Parent & Toddler group Monday morning’s from 10.00 a.m – 12.00 noon.

The Butt Drama Circle presents the festival production of Brian Friel Dancing At Lughnasa in Glenties Community Centre on Friday 17th February 2017 at 8.00pm

Bingo Winners 07/02/2017
€25 Winners: Dim Melly. Emer O’ Donnell,Winnie Long.Mary Gazley, Paula Hegarty, Bridie Byrne.
€35 Winners: Dim Melly, Rosaleen Melly, Bernie Martin.
€50 Winners: Breid Mc Guinness, Cathy Connell, Sandra Maloney, Margaret Gillispie, Cathy Connell, Ita Boyle, Janet Given, Rosaleen Quinn, Bridget Kee, John Mc Loone, Francis Cunningham, Ann Bonner, Adele Dooley, Ann Marie Cunningham, Josephine Gallagher.
€100 Winners: Hilary Meehan, Bridie Boyle, Norah Mc Hugh, Bridie Gallagher. Faye Moore, A. Gallagher.
€300 Winner: Patsy Martin.

Fintown Harps Underage Training
Training begins on Saturday – U12 10am to 11:30am (Contact Mark 085 7200418), U14 11am to 12:30pm (Contact Martin 086 8656312), Sunday U8 11:30am to 12:30pm, U10 12:45pm to 1:45pm (Contact John 086 1600497, U16 1pm to 2:30pm (Contact Pat 087 1325255).

Ann’s Fitness Classes and The Paul Dawson Fundraising Campaign
Ann’s Fitness Classes in Ardara Community Centre this Thursday 16th February at 7:45p.m. €7 per class. All monies taken on the night will be donated to Paul Dawson’s MS fundraiser. These classes are a brilliant way to make friends, keep fit and raise money. All levels of fitness welcome. Come along – you won’t regret it!

Also as part of The Paul Dawson Fundraising Campaign, a Car Boot Sale will be held at the Dolmen Centre, Portnoo on Saturday 4th March from 2pm to 4pm. All table proceeds will be donated to this very worthy cause. Contact Ann on 0872243975 to book a table.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club
The club will hold a registration night in the clubhouse on Friday 17th February from 7-8pm. Youth membership €20 each for the first two children and €10 for each additional child. Adult membership €40. €100 for adult membership plus entry into the weekly lotto. Social membership €100.

Church of Ireland
There will be a fundraising dance in aid of the Church of Ireland, Lettermacaward in Elliott’s Lounge on Sat 25th Feb. Music by B&J Sound. Good music for jiving, waltzing etc. As well as usual door prize and rather large raffle we have prizes for Best Jivers and dancers on the night. Come along and bring your friends. Everyone welcome!

Leisure Centre Membership
Killybegs Bayview Hotel and Leisure Centre have an amazing offer for Lent.
40 days for €40 Leisure Centre membership.
Available on 1st March ONLY.
Call (074)9732567 for more information.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 14th February 2017

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto; the numbers drawn out were 6-13-26-27 and the 2x€50 went Margaret Mailey, Letterkenny and Claire Mc Elwee, Fintown. Next week’s Jackpot will be €10,000.

Club 200+ draw number 7 took place on Tuesday 7/2/17 and the winners €300 Annette & Nora Mc Swiggan , 7x€100 Mary Breslin, c/o Daniel, Margaret Mc Devitt, c/o Terance, Anthony, Thompson, Ard Mc Gill, Maggie O Donnell, Mennahalla, Johnny Boyle, Highlands Hotel, Seamus Mc Kelvey, Fintown, Christine Boyle, Highlands Hotel. Congratulations to all the winners and the next draw will take place on Tuesday 7/03/17.

Naomh Conaill “Come Dine With Me” Invite your friends and family to your home to host a dinner on St Patricks day/eve and then finish the evening along with all the other hosts in Kennedy’s Bar with music by “The Vinyls”. Kieran from Kennedy’s has kindly sponsored a special prize for a mystery overnight hotel stay for one lucky host. For all you Naomh Conaill enthusiasts outside of Donegal and overseas, why not get involved and host a table!! A special prize of a years club lotto subscription is up for grabs. We would ask all hosts to forward your pictures to the club Facebook page on the evening itself as these will all be displayed on the TV’s in Kennedy’s Bar for all to see. In order to help your guests get in the party mood each host will receive a complimentary bottle of wine sponsored kindly by  Sean McLoone’s Coal Deliveries. As part of the event Naomh Conaill are proud to support  Paul Dawson’s MS Fundraising Drive. A raffle will be held on the night with some fantastic prizes sponsored by our very generous sponsors. These include:- Voucher for Blue Haven – Terence Molloy (Blue Haven) Voucher for Harveys Point – Lisdanar B&B Voucher for McElhinneys – Donegal Waste There is a huge uptake in hosts already registering to take part on the night but if you are interested please contact a committee member. Martin Doherty 086 8656312 Rosaleen Doherty 087 6235023 Vincent Cranley 087 1770243 Please note that you can host your event on another night if it suits you and your guests better.

Naomh Conaill Gaa merchandise can now be bought online on All sports Donegal Town and O’Neills website.

2017 Season ticket and club cards Option 1: Adult club + card benefits for members costing €200, option 2: Donegal Gaa club+ card benefits for clubs cost €200, option 3: Adult season ticket benefits cost €99, option 4: U16 season ticket benefits cost €20, option 5: Donegal Gaa annual club pass 2017 cost €149. All orders must be giving to the secretary ASAP as closing date is Sunday 5th Feb. email Caroline with order at secretary.glenties.donegal@gaa.ie  Donegal GAA Annual Club Pass 2017 As and from the 1st December 2016 CLG Dun na nGall will have an Annual Club Pass for sale for the 2017 Season. This pass will give admission to all **Adult League & Championship matches under the control of Donegal GAA for 2017 Season. The pass has an RRP of €120. Orders for 2017 Club Pass Orders will be taken via email to the County Office from the Club Secretary E-mail address only. Closing Date for Orders from clubs will be March 17th.

Naomh Conaill GAA club will hold a registration night in the clubhouse on Friday 17th February from 7-8pm. Youth membership €20 each for the first two children and €10 for each additional child. Adult membership €40. €100 for adult membership plus entry into the weekly lotto. Social membership €100.

Naomh Conaill would like to thank all the staff and management in the The Limelight Glenties for hosting the Naomh Conaill presentation night also a big thanks to Sinead and all the Staff in highlands hotel Glenties for supplying a wonderful spread of food. Special thanks must go to Martin Shanky and Paula Roarty for decorating and making the night such a wonderful success. Congratulations to all the teams who got medals and thanks to all the supporters who turned out in their usual numbers to support all the teams. Finally Thanks to all the local Businesses who gave kind spot prizes for the raffle.

Glenties Notes 8th February 2017

Message from Maria Rafferty
“A sincere Thank You to the people of Glenties and Edeninfagh for their generous donations to the Crib Collection.  It is much appreciated and will be used to ease the economic difficulties and terrible poverty of the people of Jimma in South West Ethiopia.  Life there has been very hard in recent times.  We have also helped a Franciscan move to set up camps for refugees in their terrible plight from war torn countries.  Also from ‘Shop and Share’ we have supported needy people in Ireland especially the homeless.  We have sent money to Focus Ireland and to Brother Kevin for his work for the hungry and needy in Dublin.  We are contributing monthly to the Youth of the parish by supporting ‘The Hub’.  All this is possible because of the generosity of the Crib project and because we are continuously heartened by the support given to the shop by volunteers, Olive, people who supply us and people who buy.  Do call in and say “Hello”.  Many thanks from Maria and the team.

Church of Ireland
There will be a fundraising dance in aid of the Church of Ireland, Lettermacaward in Elliot’s Lounge on Saturday 25th February.  Music by B & J Sound.  Good music for jiving, waltzing etc.  As well as usual door prize and rather large raffle, we have prizes for best jivers and dancers on the night.  Come along and bring your friends.  Everyone welcome!

Parents’ Association of Kilkenny NS
The Parents’ Association of Kilkenny NS are holding a Cake Sale after 7:30pm Mass on Saturday 11th February and after Mass on Sunday 12th February in the Market Hall to raise much needed funds for the school.  There will be lots of cakes and treats on sale on both days.  Please come along and support our school.

Enrolment – Kilkenny NS
Enrolment Forms are available for Junior Infant Class starting September 2017. You can contact the school at 074 9544270 or kilkennyns@gmail.com

Enrolment – Scoil Mhuire
Enrolment packs for Scoil Mhuire for the school year 2017/2018 will be available for collection from the Secretary’s Office from today (Thursday 9th February). Forms to be completed and returned to the school by Thursday 23rd February.

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

Glenties Community Playgroup Limited
Applications are invited for the following position: Childcare Worker.  This is a temporary position, approximately 12 hours per week.  The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of FETAC Level 5 qualification, relating to Early Childhood Care and Education, have experience of working in a childcare service, good interpersonal communication and I.T. skills.  Good knowledge and experience of policy related issues in the childcare sector.  Understanding and knowledge of working with children with additional needs.  Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of information supplied in their application form, to be received no later than 5pm on Tuesday 14th February 2017.  Requests for Application Forms directly from: glentiesplaygroup@eircom.net  Childcare Worker Interview Panel.  We are an equal opportunities employer.

Fintown Harps Underage Training
Training begins on Saturday – U12 10am to 11:30am (Contact Mark 085 7200418), U14 11am to 12:30pm (Contact Martin 086 8656312), Sunday U8 11:30am to 12:30pm, U10 12:45pm to 1:45pm (Contact John 086 1600497, U16 1pm to 2:30pm (Contact Pat 087 1325255).

Naíonra Bhaile na Finne
Enrolment Forms are now available at the Naíonra for the 2017/2018 Naíonra Year.  For further information ring the Naíonra on 087 6347972 or Caitlin 074 9546930.  Bus available to pick up and drop off.

World War One Commemoration Project 2017
Congratulations to Joshua Perraton, a 5th year student in St Columba’s Comprehensive School who won an essay competition and was chosen to be one of 15 students from the island of Ireland to participate in a joint project with 15 German students in the summer of 2017.  Joshua spent Saturday last – 4th February in the National Museum, Collin’s Barracks meeting up with the other 14 students from all parts of Ireland, North and South. The trip takes place from June 20th to 24th and all 30 students will research the lives of soldiers from their countries who died in the war and consequently share their stories on the website www.myadoptedsoldier.com

Glenties Musical Theatre
Tickets are currently on sale for the Glenties Musical Theatre’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s, Oklahoma which will be staged in the Glenties Community Centre for four nights – Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February at 8pm nightly.  Tickets available to buy in the Glenties Cope or bookings can be secured by phoning 087 0990609.

Sr. Immaculata (Mary) Coughlan R.I.P.
The recent death took place at Letterkenny University Hospital of Sr Immaculata Coughlan.  Sr Immaculata was born in Kinsale, Co Cork in 1928 and came to Ballyshannon to the Sisters of Mercy in 1947.  She first worked as a Primary School teacher in The Rock, Ballyshannon and in Donegal Town.  During this time, she trained as a Speech and Drama teacher and worked with many students in both Ballyshannon and Glenties.

One of her great loves was music and in particular the organ.  She was the organist in The Rock, Ballyshannon and in later years here in Glenties.

Sr. Immaculata also loved flowers and was somewhat of an expert at flower arranging.  A talent she put to good use in the church in Glenties creating miraculous displays from just one blossom and a handful  greens!  It was one of the saddest times for her when she had to give up her beloved tasks – the music, the flowers and teaching due to failing health.

In more recent years, Sr. Immaculata resided in Dr. McCloskey Crescent where she was surrounded by wonderful people who assisted her and tended to her daily needs.  A special word of appreciation goes to the staff of the Day Care Centre, the Community Nurses and of course, her friends of many years who came and visited her regularly.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Sr. Immaculata’s own family, her sister Breda (Kinsale), her nieces Elmarie and Breege, nephew John and her grand-nephews Johnny and Michael.

She considered Glenties to be her home.  She absolutely loved it here and her one wish was to live out the remainder of her life here.  Thankfully, her wish was granted.  She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.