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Glenties Notes 22nd May 2014

The Late Sean Mc Gettigan:
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital, on Sunday 11th May 2014 of Sean Mc Gettigan, Mill Road and originally of Straboy, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home on Monday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday afternoon. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass at 2 00 p.m. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music was by Ernan O’ Donnell and Siobhan Brown (Mc Elhinney). Burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard. Sean is survived by his wife, Mena, three daughters, Maureen, Margaret and Carol, two sons Gerry and Martin, sister, Nuala Quinn, brother, Seamus, grandchildren, in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Three sisters, Peggy Mc Hugh, Breid Boyce and Grainne Mc Dyer predeceased him.

Alzheimer’s Tea Day:
All at Owenea Trading, Mill Road, Glenties would like to say a Big Thank You to everyone who called to the shop on May 1st ‘Alzheimer’s Tea Day’ and to all those who gave donations. Thanks also to everyone who helped with the Tea and Una, Niamh and Ronan for all the home baking. Altogether € 626.06 was raised on the day. Thanks again to everyone. All proceeds from this event will be spent on local Alzheimer Services for families in County Donegal.

Congratulations to the young boys and girls who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday last 18th May.

First Holy Communion:
Children from St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will receive their First Holy Communion next Saturday 24th May at 11.00.a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.

Party for First Communion Children:
The Annual party for the First Holy Communion Children, their families and guests will be held in the Community Centre after the Mass

The Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday13th May 2014 were – € 25 Winners – Caitriona Gallagher and Cecilia Campbell; € 50 Winners – Teresa Bonner, Claire Keeney, Mary McDermott, Frankie Gallagher, Claire Keeney, Jenny Furey, Kay Gallagher, Mary Kennedy, Margaret Gillespie, Bridgeen Keeney, Patricia Gallagher and Anne Boyle; € 60 Winner – Caitriona Gallagher, € 100 Winners – Margaret Gallagher, Josie Martin, Laura McGowan, Jimmy Quinn, Mary Boyle, Margaret Byrne, Annie Deane, Rose Boyle and Fidelma Burke; .€ 300 Winner – Mary Gallagher.

Fintown Festival:
Fintown Festival takes place from Friday 30th May until Monday 2nd June. It starts off with a Fireworks display on the banks of Lough Finn on Friday night. On Saturday there is a 20k, 40k and 60k Leisure Cycle with Tír Chonaill GAP CC. The Gaeltacht Lar 5k Fun Run in aid of Donegal Hospice, Digger Handling Skills, Quad and Tractor Reversing also takes place on Saturday. Sunday is Family Fun Day at the Train Station, with a Regatta on Lough Finn with Donegal Coastal Rowing Association, Hills and Glens Honda Run and a Vintage Tractor Run in aid of Donegal Mountain Rescue with Mid West Vintage Club, Vintage Car Display The Lord Mayor Crowning Dance is in the Noble Bar On Momday Fintown Harps under age Soccer Tournament is at Páirc Ácla at 11 00 a.m.

Cash for Clobber at St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh:
Cash for Clobber Collection will take place at the school on Tuesday 27th May, organised by the Green Team. The school will receive a cash donation for each well filled ‘Cash for Clobber’ or bin liner size bag. Money collected will go towards school funds. Filled bags can be brought to the school on Monday 26th or early on the morning of Tuesday 27th May. This collection is part of the Green School’s Initiative that is on – going within the school, and is an opportunity to get rid of unwanted clothes, shoes and textiles in an environmentally friendly way. For more information ring 074 9551591 or e-mail;

Glenties Notes 1st May 2013

Sincere sympathy is extended to Patrick, Leo and Jamsie Byrne, Maas, Glenties on the death in England recently of their nephew, Kevin Byrne and his wife in a motorbike accident; also to all other relatives and friends. Kevin was a son of the late Michael Byrne.

Sincere sympathy is extended to May Kennedy, Kilraine on the death of her daughter Carmel Cawley, Ashbourne, Co. Meath, which took place on Friday 26th April 2013; also to Carmel’s brother, Joseph and family, Kilraine her sisters Marie, Celine and Margaret, her husband and family and all other relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Rose Mc Monagle (nee Doherty, Beaghmore, Fintown) who died in Maynooth and was buried in Fintown last week.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every Line € 50, every House €100. Jackpot, if not won, will be € 6,300 on Tuesday 7th May. If not won € 300 will be paid out. In-house draws. Anyone wishing to rent a room in the Community Centre please ring 087 2679321.

Snooker Room opened from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. daily except Tuesday. It closes at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. On Saturday and Sunday – Snooker Room opened from 12.noon to 10 p.m.

Parish Pastoral Councils – “Setting up a Parish Pastoral Council in Glenties”:
The Presentation which was due to take place this weekend has had to be postponed indefinitely, due to the illness of one of the presenters. We will rearrange the talk at a later date.

Official Opening of Playground:
The Glenties Community Playground will be officially opened by Fr. Pat Prendergast next Saturday 4th May at 2.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Bingo Winners:
The winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 23rd April 2013 were – € 25 winners – Liz Buckley, Bridie Doherty, Mary Gallagher and Eileen Gallagher; € 40 winner – Kathleen Boyle; € 50 winners – Fiona
Gallagher, Mary Gallagher, Fiona Gallagher, Diane Duffy, Liz Buckley, Eimear Doherty, Breege Mc Carron, Breege Roarty, Kathy Connell, Margaret Byrne and Helen Mc Dyre; € 100 winners – Bridie Boyle, Anne Quinn, Kathleen Martin, Winnie Long, Norah Mc Hugh, Kathy Connell, Catriona Burke and Helen Mc Dyre; € 300 winner – Norah Gallagher.

St. Riaghan’s National School Cake, Book and Bric-a –Brac Sale:
The Parents Association at St. Riaghan’s National School will hold a combined Cake, Book and Bric-a-Brac Sale to raise funds for the school, in the Community Centre, on Saturday 4th May from 6 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Please come along to nab a tasty bake, a thumping good read or something completely unexpected… Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Fundraising Family Fun Day:
Relay for Life – Team Smiles and miles are hosting a Fundraising Family Fun Day and BBQ in Ard Patrick on Sunday 5th May at 4.30 p.m. An Evening the whole family can enjoy, with Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, Live Music and Prizes. All donations welcome; all proceeds in aid of the Irish Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Donegal.

Fintown Festival:
The Fintown Festival takes place from Friday 31st May until Monday 3rd June. Some of the main events are – Leisure Cycle in association with Tír Chonaill Gap C.C.; 5K Donegal Grand Prix Event – Walk / Jog / Run; Vintage Tractor Run by Mid-West Vintage Club; Fire Works Display on the Banks of Lough Finn; Hills and Glen Honda Run.

Mass in Rossnowlagh:
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 7th May and every first Tuesday for Mass in Rossnowlagh. The organisers wish to make an appeal for more people to join them.

General Workers Wanted:
General workers and an administrator wanted for Glenties Tidy Town community employment scheme commencing June 10th 2013. Contact 086 1209524 for further information.

Table Quiz:
Glenties Foróige Club is hosting a Table Quiz in the Community Centre, Glenties on Friday 3rd May at 7.30p.m. Adults € 5, Juniors € 3. Your support would be greatly appreciated. All welcome!

The Church Gate Collection for the Kidney Association, taken up recently, amounted to € 680. Thank you to everyone who made a contribution.

Glenties Notes 9th May 2012

First Holy Communion
Congratulations to the boys and girls from St. Riaghan’s, Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire who received their first Holy Communion on Saturday 28th April in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties – St. Riaghan’s –Francis Mc Devitt, Jack Kelly, Isobel Perraton, Nicole Breslin and Kieran Mc Geehan; Kilkenny – Niamh O’Donnell, Aaron Mc Hugh, John Kennedy and Michéal Trimble; Scoil Mhuire – Liam Wheeldon, Natalie Mc Devitt, Brendon Boyle O’Donnell, Callum Mc Loone Malone, Aileen O’ Donnell, Niamh Brown, Kieran Brennan, Patrick Mc Loone, Megan Quinn Bonner, Aodhán Browne, Seán Doherty, Róisín Agnew, Danielle O’Dwyer and Megan Doherty.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations and best wishes to Mary Josephine O’Donnell, Ardconnell, Glenties and Stephen Timoney, Omagh who were married in St Conal’s Church Kilclooney on Wednesday 2nd May 2012.

The winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 1st May in the Community Centre, Glenties were – Anne Furey, Glenties, Anthony Burke, Bruckless, Teresa Mc Groarty, Inver, Bernadette Gallagher, Frosses, Maura Kilbane, Ardara, James Deane, Kilcar, Moya Gallagher, Michael Mc Ginley, A. Byrne, Dunkineely, Patricia Whyte and Ann Byrne won € 100 each; Breege Gallagher, Rosbeg, Rosaleen Melly, Lettermacaward, Hazel Staunton, Kilclooney, Nellie Maguire, Frosses, Marie Mc Brearty, Kilcar, Bridie Boyle, Teresa Mc Kelvey, Fintown, Patsy Martin, Dympna Mongan, Emer O’ Donnell, Pauline Mc Geehan and Rosaleen Harkin won € 50 each; Kathleen Boyle won € 40; Brenda Reid and Rosemary Whelan won € 25 each

Congratulations to Ryan Connaughton, Clos Naomh Chonaill, Glenties, who has been selected as one of thirty TY students from throughout Ireland to complete a 4 day survival course in the Wicklow Mountains with the Irish Defence Forces. This is part of Gaisce, the President Awards. Ryan is a pupil in St. Columba’s Comprehensive Scoil, Glenties.

Fintown Festival
In association with Tír Chonaill GAP CC a Leisure Cycle will take place on Saturday 2nd June. Registration is at 9 a.m. and starting time is at 10.a.m. Distance 30k and 60k; Refreshments will be provided and shower facilities are available. Entry fee is €15; Cycling Club Members € 10. For further information contact Hughie on 086 8581521 or James on 0872546592.

Tír Connaill Gap Cycling Club
Tír Connaill Gap Cycling Club meet at the Community Centre, Glenties at the following times – Saturday mornings at 9.30 a.m. sharp is for all levels; (three different levels are available); Monday evenings at 7.30 p.m. is for Beginners; Intermediate level may also come along; it is a leisurely fun cycle; Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. is for Intermediate level (will cover from 30km to 40 km). These gatherings are a great social event and it is about getting out, mixing with other people, while cycling at your own pace / level.