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Glenties Notes 1st June 2011

The Late Sarah Quinn
The death took place at her home on Tuesday May 17th of Sarah Quinn, Mully, Glenties. Her Remains were brought to The Church of The Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Thursday. Frs. Denis Quinn, Shane Gallagher, Pádraig O’ Bhaoill and Francis Mc Loone concelebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Burial took place in the local graveyard. Sarah is survived by two sons, John and Hughie, three daughters, Bridgeen, Marion and Bernadette, sisters, Mamie, Maggie, Susan, Gracie, Rosie, Eileen and Kitty, brothers, John and Paddy, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband Cormac died in September 2003. Two sisters, Bridget and Annie and two brothers, Pete and Barney also predeceased her.

Congratulations
Congratulations to Naomh Conaill U/16 team who beat Naomh Colmcille in the Division 2 League Final in Letterkenny last week.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 24th May were – Isobel Mc Loone and Charles Mc Carron won € 200 each. Threasa Molloy, Brigid Mc Cabe, Frosses, Patsy Martin, Bridie Doherty, Paula Hegarty, Letty Doherty, Rosaleen Melly, Johnny O’ Donnell and Bríd Molloy won € 100 each. Michael Sweeney, Ardara won € 60. Shaun Moloney, Ann Mc Hugh, Nancy Laurie, Anne Timoney, Vera Breslin, Denise Campbell, Sinead Byrne, Breege Gallagher, Rosbeg, Brown Kid, Mary Mc Geehan, Sally Mc Hugh, Bríd Molloy and Patricia Molloy won € 50 each.

Cake Sale
There will be a Cake Sale in the Community Centre, Glenties on Saturday evening after Mass in aid of Glenties Theatre Workshop.

X – Factor
The total amount collected in this year’s X- Factor night which was held in Paddy’s Bar, Glenties was € 3,611.02. The local Mountain Rescue Service and the Playschool each received € 600 and The Donegal Hospice received € 2,411.02. A special word of thanks to everyone who helped in any way in making the night such a great success.

Glenties Theatre Workshop
Anyone interested in taking part or helping in our next production please contact 087 9704647 or check out our Face book page (Glenties Theatre Workshop) and post on it. Our next production will be Footloose and we will begin auditions in the coming weeks.

Graveyard Mass
Mass will be celebrated in the New Graveyard, Glenties on Sunday 17th July at 3.00 p.m. and in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Sunday 7th August at 3.00 p.m.

Collection
The Irish Cancer Society Church Gate Collection will take place next weekend 4th & 5th June.

Weight Watchers
Shape up for Summer by joining Weight Watchers for men and women every Thursday evening in the Community Centre, Glenties from 6 00 p.m. Tel. 087 6486047.

Fintown Festival
The Fintown Festival kicks off on Friday evening 3rd June with a football match in Páirc Acla at 7.30 p.m. between Highland Radio and Fintown Harps, in aid of Ionad Lae Cholmcille. The Official Opening is at 9.00 p.m. by Donegal Ladies All-Star, Yvonne Mc Monagle at the Railway Inn. On Saturday – Leisure Cycle at 1 p.m. – Barbecue at Teach Jimmy with Traditional Music at 8 p.m. and Oiche Airneail at 9 p.m. with Fergus Mc Gee and friends. Family Fun Day on Sunday at Fintown Industrial Estate with Marching Bands, Irish Dancing, Craft Display; also Fun Bus for children and face painting etc. and Vintage Tractor Run. Open Air Market with all stalls welcome. At 4 p.m. there is an Open air music session at Arás Shein Bhain with traditional musicians and singers. On Monday there will be Sports in Páirc Acla at 2 p.m. and at 10 p.m. the Lord Mayor Crowning Dance will take place in Noble Bar.

Feast of St. Anthony
Mass will be celebrated in Rossnowlagh on Tuesday 14th June. Blessing of the Lilies will take place. A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. Newcomers are welcome.

Glenties Notes 25th May 2011

New Arrival
Congratulations to Fiona and Laurence Breslin, Ardara on the birth of their fourth child, a baby brother (Finnian) for Alicia, Oisín and Lorcán. Fiona is a daughter of Vera and the late Kevin Breslin, Ard Patrick, Glenties.

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 17th May were – Nancy Mc Gill and Anne Cannon won € 200 each. Ann Breslin. Claire Keeney, Dim Melly, Patsy Brown, Mrs Monaghan, Nellie Doherty, Mary Kennedy, Sean Carr and Anne Furey won € 100 each. Patricia White, Dan Mc Crudden, Maura Gallagher, Nellie Doherty, Fiona Boyle, Brown Kid, Peter Sweeney, Bid Fletcher, Vera Breslin and Mr. Sweeney won € 50 each. Nan Doherty and Nellie Doherty won € 25 each.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Breda O’Donnell, Mullantyboyle, Glenties and John Paul Breslin, Lettermacaward who were married in Glenties on Saturday last.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Sarah Quinn, Mully, Glenties, who died on Tuesday 17th May.

Fintown Festival / Leisure Cycle
In association with Fintown Festival Committee, Tír Chonaill GAP Cycling Club are holding a Leisure Cycle during the Festival, on Saturday 4th June starting at 1 p.m. Registration is at 12 noon. Entry fee is € 22, Club members € 20. Refreshments and shower facilities will be available after. For more information contact James on 087 2546592 or Hughie on 086 8581521. There will be two routes: a 30k and a more challenging 60k.

Medjugorje Peace Mass
The Medjugorje Peace Mass will be celebrated in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday 26th May at 8.00 p.m.
Ladies GAA –‘Wax, Shave and Dye Night’

Please come and support our ‘Wax, Shave and Dye Night’ on Friday 27th May in Melly’s Bar, Glenties at 9 p.m. in aid of the U- 14 Girls Trip to the All Ireland Féile in Cork. Have a fun night and support the girls.

Ulster Champions
Congratulations to the girls from Scoil Mhuire who won the Ulster 5 / side FAI Championships, held in Cavan last Thursday 19th May, having defeated Cavan (8-0), Monaghan (4-0) and Inishowen (7-1) Girls Champions. They will be playing in the All Ireland Finals against the three other provinces in Tullamore on June 1st. The girls have now won the County Gaelic, the County Soccer and Ulster Soccer; not forgetting the boys who won the County Gaelic. Well done to boys and girls and best wishes in the finals. If anyone is interested in travelling to Tullamore contact John Mc Cann at Scoil Mhuire.

Fintown Festival / Vintage Tractor Run
A Vintage Tractor Run will take place on Sunday 4th June at the Fintown Festival. It will start at 3 p.m. sharp. Refreshments will be provided. For further information contact Daniel Moy on 087 6315695.

Glenties Notes 12th May 2011

A Big Thank You
Fionnuala and Irene Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties, have returned home from their week (2nd- 9th April) participating in ‘Haiti’s ‘Build It Week 2011’. They were supposed to go in October 2010 but because of the Malaria outbreak that trip was postponed. After seeing the destruction caused by the horrific earthquake of January 12th 2010, the two girls decided to volunteer with The Haven Partnership Group. This Haven Group, founded by Leslie Buckley, Cork, travel twice yearly to build houses for the poorest families of Haiti. The girls, with your help, raised €12,000 and joined the group of 370 volunteers, from all over Ireland. The group completed the building and painting of 80 houses, a community centre, a water shop, a playground and a football pitch for the people of Gonaives, in Haiti.
Irene and Fionnuala would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to those who supported their quiz nights, bag-packing days, comedy night, sponsorship cards, the climbers of Croagh Patrick and Mt. Errigal and those who gave donations. Your money has been well spent, as some of the poorest families in Haiti will receive a home with clean running water, a real luxury in Haiti! If you wish to see photos or read more about April’s ‘Build It Week’ or Haven’s work in Haiti, check the Haven Partnership website at www.havenpartnership.com

Playschool / Afterschool
Glenties Community Playgroup Ltd. is holding a Registration evening for September 2011 intake. If you would like to register your child for Pre-School or Afterschool service please come along on Tuesday 17th May 2011 at 8 p.m. Children born between 2nd February 2007 and 30th June 2008 (inclusive) are entitled to the free pre-school year. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate and PPS numbers. Children from age 2 years and 10 months can attend pre-school and may qualify for subvention, as may children attending the Afterschool. Please come and check with Bridie on the evening, or contact her on 9551907 for further information. Look forward to seeing you there.

Thank You
A Big Thank You from the Management and Staff of Glenties Community Playgroup to everyone who bought lines and supported our recent Easter Egg Draw. A total of € 450 was raised, which will go towards the ongoing running costs of the Playgroup. Thanks are also extended to The Highlands Hotel, Post Office and the Paper Stop for assisting in running this draw and a special thanks to those who donated eggs. Your support is very much appreciated.

The Late Owen Ward
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital, on Saturday 23rd April 2011 as a result of a tractor accident near his home of Owen Ward, Mully, Glenties. His remains were brought home on Monday 25th and to The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Wednesday morning. Fr. Padraig Ó Bhaoill nephew of Owen’s, assisted by Fr. Denis Quinn, Fr. Padraig Mc Dermott and Fr. Dermot Mc Shane concelebrated Requiem Mass. Members of the family did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Breidín and James Gallagher. Burial took place in Edeninfagh Graveyard. Owen is survived by his wife, Maggie, sons, John and Seamus, daughter, Maureen, brother, Paddy, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Originally from Glassagh, Owen was the youngest of a family of eight. Three brothers, Mickey, Jimmy and Hughie and three sisters, Mary, Nellie and Madge predeceased him.

Sympathy
Sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Sonny Hanlon, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties and formerly of Tullyard, who died at his home on Monday 2nd May.

First Holy Communion
Congratulations to the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion in Glenties on Saturday 7th May and to the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion in Edeninfagh on Sunday 8th May.

Thanks
The families in Kilraine, whose homes were threatened by the forest fire on Sunday evening the 1st of May, would like to extend a sincere thank you to the many people, who arrived from near and far so quickly, putting their own lives at risk, to keep the fire under control. Thank you also to the farmers with their slurry tanks of water and the fire services who were already stretched to their limit. There is no doubt our homes were saved by the actions of all involved and for that we will be eternally grateful.

Irish Kidney Association Collection
The recent Church Gate Collection in aid of the Irish Kidney Association amounted to € 777.00. Thank you to everyone who made a donation, for your very generous contribution.

Fintown Festival / Leisure Cycle
Tír Chonaill GAP CC in association with Fintown Festival is holding a Leisure Cycle (Distance 30K and 60K) on Saturday 4th June starting at 1 p.m. Registration is at 12 noon. Entry fee is € 22 / Cycling Club members € 20. Refreshments will be provided and shower facilities will be available. For more information contact James Griffin on 087 2546592 or Hugh Mc Gill on 086 8581521.

Cake / Book / DVD Sale
Scoil Mhuire is holding a Cake / Book / DVD sale in the Community Centre next Saturday 14th May after 7.30 Mass, in aid of school funds. Donations of home baked bread / cakes/ buns would be greatly appreciated; also good quality books and DVDs would be very welcome. Your support would be much appreciated.

Glenties Notes 16th March 2011

New Arrival
Congratulations to Lorraine and Raymond Brennan, Station Road, Glenties on the birth recently of their third child, a baby brother (Thomas) for Annie and Sophie.

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 8th March were – John Boyle won the Jackpot of € 400. Isobel Mc Loone, Nora Gallagher, Bridie Boyle, Rosemary Whelan, Anna Cannon, Christine Mc Cool. Kathy Connell and Patricia White won € 100 each. Sally Mc Guigan, Cathy Connell, Annie Deane, Kilcar, Rosaleen Gallagher, Annie Deane, Kilcar, Kathleen Mc Glynn, Bridie Gallagher and Martina Hanlon won € 50 each. Anne Kennedy, Patsy Martin, P. Sweeney, Timlin O’Dochartaigh, Maura Kilbane, Marie Boyle, Breid Brennan and Maggie O’ Donnell won € 25 each. Peter Sweeney, Martina Hanlon and Philomena Mc Callig won € 20 each

The Late Sean Boyle
The death took place at his home on Tuesday 1st March 2011 of Sean Boyle, Ard Patrick, Glenties. His remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. Gerard Cunningham (cousin of Sean’s) concelebrated Requiem Mass at 11.00 a.m. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by John F. and Pat O’ Donnell. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Sean is survived by his wife, Una, sons, John and Cartha, daughters, Michelle and Elaine, grandchildren, brothers, Cara, Benny and Eamonn, sisters, Annette and Nora, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. He was predeceased by his brother Josie on the Saturday previous to his own death February 26th. Another brother, Donal and sister Celine also predeceased him.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Ronan Molloy, Mill Road, Glenties on the death of his mother, Marie Molloy, Drumbarron, Ardara, which took place on Saturday 12th March 2011 in Letterkenny Hospital; also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Teresa Gallagher, Meenahalla and Paper Stop, Main St. Glenties on the sudden death of her father, Donnelly Duffy, New Mills, Letterkenny, which took place last Saturday 12th March 2011; also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Annie O’Donnell, Meenahalla, Glenties, who died in Killybegs Hospital on Monday 14th March 2011. Annie was 103 years old.

Enrolment at Edeninfagh N.S.
Enrolment forms are now available at the school for the 2011 / 2012 school year. For further details ring the school on 9551663.

Glenties Community Centre
Bingo takes place every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line € 50; every house € 100; Jackpot € 400. Doors open at 8.30 p.m. Two Snooker Tables available to play 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. each night except Tuesday. Thank you for your continued support of Glenties Community Centre.

Country Music Night
There will be a Country Music Night in the Highlands Hotel on Friday 1st April from 10 p.m. – 12 midnight. Music is by Shaun Mc Monagle.

Dance Classes
Dance Classes in Jiving, Fox Trot, Quick Step and Waltz are taking place in the Highlands Hotel on Monday nights from 8p.m. – 10 p.m. Teacher is Seamus Melvin from Mayo.

Community Employment Scheme
A place has become available on a Community Employment Scheme in the Glenties Area. Fás criteria apply. Enquiries – email glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie

Fintown Festival
Feile na Finne is on this year from the 3rd to the 6th of June. The launch of the festival Mayor / Mayoress campaign takes place next Saturday 19th March in the Noble Bar.

Scoil Mhuire Enrolment Day
Enrolment Day at Scoil Mhuire, Glenties for school year 2011-2012 will take place on Thursday 31st March between1:15- 3:00 pm. All incoming pupils are welcome to visit at this time, to see their new classroom for next year and perhaps meet a friend or two. Parents, please bring Birth and Baptismal Certificates, PPS Number, Medical card number and e-mail address, thank you. We look forward to seeing you on the 31st.

Naomh Conaill Notes 14th September 2010

The seniors and reserves had victories at home to St Eunans in the league last Sunday. The seniors won 2-8 to 0-12 and this victory guarantees they stay in Div 1 for next year and the reserves won 2-8 to 1-9. The seniors next game is the Co Final against Killybegs on Sunday 3rd October. The reserves are home to Ardara this Saturday in the league at 4.30pm. The 3rds are also at home this Saturday and they play Glenfin at 6pm.

The Club, in conjunction with the Glenties Harvest Fair Festival Committee staged a very successful and competitive tournament on Saturday 11th September. A feast of football was served up by the A and B players from Ardara, Dungloe, Killybegs and Naomh Conaill. The ‘A’ competition was an epic battle with three teams Dungloe, Killybegs and Naomh Conaill finishing all square on points at the finish. Instead of deciding the winner on scoring difference a draw was made that resulted in Killybegs defeating Dungloe in a play-off game. The stage was then set for a Killybegs V Naomh Conaill final and this was won convincingly by a well drilled Killybegs side. Well done Daffy!.

The ‘B’ tournament was won comfortably by the home side Naomh Conaill, winning all their games and ending a very successful year for this group of players.

Well done to all the children and their mentors and a big thank you as always to the ladies who once again looked after the catering and to our referee’s Ronan, Damien and Hughie.

The club now have a wide range of merchandise on sale in Mc Glincheys.

The new club website is now up and running and you can access the site it by logging on to naomhconaill.ie.

Anyone interested in going to the Ladies All Ireland Final in Croke Park can contact Shaun at 086 3427210

Harvest Fair TV Now Live!

The cameras are in place the Harvest Fair is about to start and Harvest Fair TV is now Live.

With special thanks to Swift Security for supplying and installing the cameras on the street we now have better than ever coverage of the Harvest Fair Festival.

All the cameras can be viewed on one page http://www.glenties.ie/glenties-tv/ All the cameras may not always  be broadcasting but there should be at least one camera broadcasting at a time. Each event will be recorded and can be viewed again at a later date on the ustream page.

Some of the events that we hope to be showing live are:

Thursday 9th
8pm – Official Opening with Special Guest – Donegal senior football manager Jim Mc Guinness.
Music To Follow after with – “Shaun Mc Monagle”
Saturday 11th
5:30pm – Ceili Dancing on Main Street. Music by Tory Sound

7pm – Annual Harvest Fair 10K Road Race in aid of Donegal Mountain Rescue. €10 entry fee. For more info contact Brendan on 086 3530537

8pm – Live Music by De-Railed on Main Street
Sunday 12th
2:30pm – Iron Stomach Competition. An event in which people dare to eat the uneatable

3pm – Live Music by Rambling Fever on Main Street

4pm – Float and Band Parade. Cash Prizes for best float, Kids Fancy Dress, Individual Fancy Dress. For more information contact 086 8656312

6pm – Live Music by Knights of Leon on Main Street. Kings of Leon tribute band.

Monday 13th
10am – Busking in Aid of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland Donegal Branch

Glenties Notes 8th September 2010

Bonner / Murray Wedding
Rory Bonner and Aoife Murray were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 21st August 2010.  Fr. Pat Prendergast officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass.  Rory is a son of Joe and Marie Bonner, Buncrubog, Glenties and Aoife is a daughter of Michael and Margaret Murray, Bray, Co. Wicklow.  Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Claire, Siobhan and Niamh were her bridesmaids.  Friend of the groom, John Paul Molloy was bestman and two other friends, John Boyle and Michael Furey were groomsmen.  Katie and Lily Bonner, nieces of the groom, were flowergirls.  Readings were by Caroline Bonner and Kieran Murray. Claire, Stephan and Mary read Prayers of the Faithful.  Margaret Murray and Marie Bonner, mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by Barbara Edwards and the String Quartet.  The reception was held in the Mill Park, Hotel, Donegal Town and the honeymoon was spent in Las Vegas and San Francisco.

Festival
The Harvest Fair Festival gets under way on Thursday 9th September, with a one mile street race at 7 p.m.   It will be officially opened by Jim Mc Guinness at 8 p.m.  A great variety of events will be held during the festival with competitions – Darts, Snooker, Pitch + Putt etc. races – road, duck, go-cart etc. Clay Pigeon Shoot, Crazy Golf, Tug-O-War, Trek in the Bluestack Mountain, football, music, dancing, Kids movie, etc.  Details are on the programmes, which are in the shops.  The Festival Queen Dance is in the Highlands Hotel on Sunday night.

New Gardaí
Congratulations to Grainne Mc Loone and James Gallagher who graduated recently from Templemore Garda College.  Grainne is a daughter of Connell and Mena Mc Loone, Glen Road, Glenties and is currently serving in Claremorris, Co. Mayo.  James is a son of James and Bridgeen Gallagher, Ard Patrick, Glenties and is currently serving in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan.

Harvest Fair Parade
Our annual parade takes place next Sunday 12th September at 4 p.m.  We encourage businesses, clubs, schools etc. to participate in the parade by way of a float or fancy dress.  Any group that can add colour by dance routine etc. is also very welcome.  All floats are to assemble on the Narin Road and all bands can park and assemble at the Comprehensive School.  Prizes for floats, individual entrant and children’s fancy dress.  Enquiries to 086-8656312.

Thank you
Fionnuala and Irene Boyle wish to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to all those who contributed so generously to their recent Church Gate Collection for ‘Build it Week Haiti’.  The amount raised was € 1234.10.  The girls will travel to Haiti in October with this building programme.  Your generous contributions are greatly appreciated.

Michael Mc Cahill
The death took place suddenly at his home on Monday 23rd August 2010 of Michael Mc Cahill, Derries, Glenties.  His Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday morning.  Requiem Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Shane Gallagher, Fr. James Friel and Fr. Aodhan Cannon.  Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by Pat and John F. O’Donnell.  Burial took place in the New Graveyard.  Michael is survived by his wife, Bridie, daughters, Nicola, Michelle and Tracey, son Shaun, mother, Eileen, brothers, Des, Peter and Stephen, sisters, Patricia and Angela, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Maria Rafferty on the death of her father, which took place last week and who was buried in Athlone on Friday 3rd September.

Fr. James Mc Dyer
On 14th September 2010 it will be 100 years since the birth of Fr. James Mc Dyer of Glencolmcille.  He was born in Kilraine, Glenties.  Some events have been organised for Saturday 11thSeptember to celebrate his Centenary.  The Programme is as follows – 6 p.m. Mass in Glenties Chapel.  7.30 p.m. – Unveiling of Plaque at his Home in Kilraine.  8.30 p.m. – “Teacht Le Chéile” in the Highlands Hotel to share memories of the vision, the work and the achievements of the late Fr. Mc Dyer, at which Liam Mc Ginley will launch his latest book, “A Revolution on their Hands”.  All are welcome to attend.

Message from an Garda Siochána
The Main Street will be closed to traffic for the duration of the Parade on Sunday 12th September approx 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Alternative routes via Altar & Mullantyboyle.  A One-Way traffic system will be in operation for the Harvest Fair Day – Monday 13th September.  From Mill Road (Connaghan’s) via Mullantyboyle to the Narin Road. From Station Road via Altar to the Glen Road (back of Garda Station).  No traffic other than HGVs & Coaches will have access to the town.

St. Columba’s Comprehensive School – Adult Education – Night Classes
Enrolment is on Monday 20th September 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Classes start on Tuesday 28th September.  All fees must be paid on enrolment night.  Fees for those on social welfare benefit reduced by € 45 for 8 week course and by € 20 for 4 week course.  Anyone interested in giving a night class, please send CV to the school.  Full details of all the courses that are being offered are on Notice Board in Church.

Chiropody Clinic
Margaret Connell, Foot Health Practitioner will hold a Chiropody Clinic in Glenties Day Centre on Monday 20th September.  Please telephone Margaret on 087 1417180  to arrange an appointment.

Thanks
On behalf of D.C.I.L. Caroline Quinn would like to Thank all those who donated and cooked the food, played the music and donated prizes for the Barbeque and Barn Dance held recently at the Glen Tavern.  The amount raised was € 1,305.

Community Employment Scheme
A Community Employment Scheme is commencing on 27th September in the Glenties area.  For further details ring 087 9695053.  Fás criteria applies.

Harvest Fair Traffic Plan

The following is a message from An Garda Siochana:

Sunday 12th Sept. ’10
The main street will be closed to traffic for the duration of the parade. This will be for approx. 1 hour from the start of the parade.

Alternative routes will be via Alter and Mullantyboyle.

Monday 13th of Sept. ’10
No traffic through the town from 8am until 9pm. A one-way system will be in operation during this time.

Traffic approaching town from Ardara direction will be diverted at Connaghans Hardware Store via Mullantyboyle.

Traffic approaching from Dungloe direction will be allowed into town as far as the Grotto and then diverted out Station Road.

Traffic from the Fintown direction will be diverted via Alter.

Traffic from the Glen Road will be directed out the Mill Road.

There will be No Parking allowed on the Alter and Mullantyboyle roads.

We would ask all locals to assist us by using this one way system the same as a large roundabout and NOT to attempt to go against the flow of traffic.

We would also ask all businesses to avoid having deliveries made on the 13th, as the plan is to keep HGV traffic to a minimum on the Fair day. Please advise all HGV users to avoid Glenties on the 13th of Sept.

While we appreciate that this is an inconvenience for locals, your cooperation with the flow of traffic will greatly assist us in keeping the main street free of traffic for the Fair day and thank you for your cooperation.

John Mc Groary, Sergeant.
An Garda Siochana