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Glenties Notes 17th February 2017

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 or ring 0879695053 for further information.
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

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 Club Notes 12th June 2012

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 2,4,10,17. Two prizes of €50 went to Michael Ward, Straboy and May Kennedy. Kilraine. Next weeks jackpot is €3,200.

There is a fundraising dance in aid of Naomh Conaill Ladies and Fintown Harps in Halla Baile Na Finne, Fintown this Sunday 17th June at 9pm. Doors open at 8pm. Music by The Regulators. Admission €10. So get on your dancing shoes and come and support two worthy local clubs.

The U-10’s Go Games Games blitz is in Naomh Mhuire (the banks) this Saturday 16th June at 12 noon. The two other clubs taking part in the blitz is Dungloe and Kilcar.

The U-12 Go Games League continues next Monday 18th June at 6.30 when Naomh Conaill are away to Ardara.
Good luck to the U-14 team who play Aodh Ruadh in the Division One League Regional Semi Final this Friday at 7.30pm in Donegal Town.

Both the reserves and seniors were beaten by St Eunans in the league at the weekend. The reserves lost 3-08 to 1-10 while the seniors were beaten 3-06 to 1-06.

Good luck to the Donegal team especially the Naomh Conaill lads when they take on Derry in Ballybofey on Saturday evening.

Glenties Notes 6th June 2012

Sincere sympathy is extended to Anne Mc Cole, Glen Road, Glenties on the death of her sister, Mary Mc Ginty, who died recently in Dublin; also to Mary’s family and all the relatives and friends.

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Emma Herron, Ballyiriston, Portnoo and Karl Daly, Bundoran, who were married in Sooey, Co. Sligo on Friday 11th May 2012. Emma is a granddaughter of Mary Gallagher, Glen Road, Glenties.

Book Launch:
Liz Weir is launching a book compiled by the children of Scoil Mhuire, Glenties on Tuesday 12th June. The book is called “We are Writers”. For more information contact the School.

Cash 4 Clobber:
Scoil Mhuire is having another ‘Cash 4 Clobber’ collection on Wednesday 20th June. We accept bags of men’s, women’s & children’s clothing, paired shoes, handbags, belts, bed linen, (no duvets) curtains etc… We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support with our collections in the past and we look forward to another successful collection on the 20th.

There will be a Quiz in Scoil Mhuire, Glenties on Thursday 7th June commencing at 8.00 p.m. €20 for a team of 4 adults and €10 for a team of 4 children. All proceeds go towards school funds. Raffle and refreshments on the night.

The Late Fr. Connell J. Maguire:
The death took place in Florida on 12thApril 2012 of Fr. Connell J. Maguire aged 94. He was a U.S. Navy chaplain for 26 years. Fr. Maguire, son of Bernard and Catherine (Gallagher) Maguire was born at Mullantyboyle, Glenties. The family went to America when he was 11 years of age. They settled first in Mount Airy and then Chestnut Hill. He graduated from Holy Cross School, North – East Catholic High School and La Salle College before entering St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. He is survived by two brothers, Bernard and Daniel and two sisters, Teresa and Kathleen. He is a cousin of Rose Mc Gill, Glen Road, Glenties. Sincere sympathy is extended to her and to all his relatives and friends.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 29th May were – Kathleen Griffin won € 300; Mary Duffy, Mamie Mc Geehin, Jackie Sweeney, Kathleen Mc Glynn, May Kennedy, Nancy Dorrian, Cathy Connell, and Cassie Long won € 100 each; Ms. Kelly, Fiona Gallagher, Laticha Doherty, Margaret Melly, Anthony Burke, Bruckless, Breege Gallagher, Anne Kennedy, Rose Mc Groarty, Frosses, Anthony Burke, Bruckless, Cassie Long, Fintown, Rose Mc Groarty, Nellie Doherty and Anthony Burke, Bruckless won € 50 each; Carmel Fitzgerald and Cassie Long, Fintown won €25 each.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 pm.; every line €50, every house €100; Snowball Jackpot €1600 on Tuesday 5th June on 45 numbers; if not won €300 will be paid out. In-house draws. Snooker every night from 6 pm except Tuesday.

Teachers Angela O’ Callaghan and Gerry Moore in the Comprehensive School would like to thank all the employers in our school catchment area who provided work experience to our students. Over the past year, students from the Transition Year Programme as well as students in LCVP and in the Leaving Cert Applied Programme have all gained really valuable experience of the world of work. In total 68 students were on work experience throughout the school year and we do appreciate all your support and feedback.

Relay for Life:
Thanks to all the people in the local area who supported our Transition Students in the Comprehensive School who recently completed a 24 hour relay in the sports grounds of LYIT. The students were an absolute credit to their families and their school and raised over € 2000 for cancer patient care. Thanks to teachers Mary Mc Laughlin, Mary Martin and Gerry Moore who stayed with the students for the 24 hour period. A special word of thanks to teacher Aileen Dowling, who also helped to organise this event and who is a cancer survivor herself.

Corpus Christi Procession:
The annual Corpus Christi Procession will take place after 11 a.m. Mass next Sunday 10th June. The people who are usually involved in the carrying of the canopy are asked to make themselves available, as well as those who usually steward the procession. The First Holy Communion Children are invited to walk in the Procession in their First Holy Communion Dress.

“Do This In Memory”:
The Parish based First Holy Communion Programme called “Do This In Memory” will conclude at 11 a.m. Mass on the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Feast of St. Anthony:
Mass will be celebrated in Rossnowlagh on Wednesday 13th June, which will include the Blessing of the Lilies. A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. Newcomers are very welcome.

St. Riaghan’s “Cash for Clobber”:
A Cash for Clobber collection will take place at St. Riaghan’s N. S. on Monday 18th June organised by the Green Team. The school will receive cash for all unwanted clothes, shoes, belts, handbags, bed linen and textiles. Empty bags can be collected from the school. Cash received will go toward school funds. Filled bags can be brought to the school on Friday 15th or on the morning of Monday 18th June. The collection is part of The Green School’s Initiative that is on going within the school and is an opportunity to dispose of unwanted goods in an environmentally friendly way. More information can be had by ringing 9551591 or 086 1798692.

Naomh Conaill under 14 Girls would like to thank everyone for supporting their fundraising for the All Ireland Féile Trip. The amounts were – Cake Sale – € 550; Car Wash – € 518 and Family Fun Day / Novelty Football Game – € 1,105.

Annie Behan Memorial Walk / Run:
The Annie Behan Memorial Walk / Run in aid of the Donegal Hospice takes place on Saturday 16th June2012 at 11 a.m. Starting point is the Highlands Hotel, Glenties. Everyone is welcome.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club has 2 defibrillators, which the club is maintaining – replacing batteries and pads. One of these is in the hallway of the Clubhouse while the other one is in the Garda Station so that it can be accessed by the community at all times.

Community Employment Scheme:
General workers are wanted for Glenties Tidy Towns Community Employment Scheme. This scheme will start in Mid June. FÁS criteria apply. Contact 086 1209524.

Fundraising Dance:
A fundraising dance in aid of Naomh Conaill Ladies and Fintown Harps will take place in Halla Baile Na Finne, Fintown on Sunday 17th June. Music is by The Regulators. Doors will open at 8 p.m. and music will start at 9 p.m. Admission is € 10. Get your dancing shoes on and support two local clubs.

Naomh Conaill Club Notes 6th June 2012

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 1,10,12 & 14. Two prizes of €50 went to Emer Doherty, Kilcar and Nora O’Donnell, 112 Ard Patrick, Glenties. Next weeks jackpot is €3,100.

The U-8’s Go Games are in Kilcar this Saturday 9th June at 12 noon. Kilcar are hosts to Ardara, Naomh Mhuire and ourselves Naomh Conaill.

The U-14’s had another fine victory last Wednesday when they defeated Dungloe 5-12 to 2-08. They are now through to the League Regional Semi Final which is due to be played next Wednesday 13th June. See club website for details.

D’imir an fhoireann U-15 Gaoth Dobhair tráthnóna Dé Aoine i cluich ceannais comórtas peil na gaeltachta, scór deireaneach Gaoth Dobhair 3-09 0-07 Naomh Conaill.

The thirds are home in the league this Saturday 9th June at 7.30pm to Mac Cumhaills.

The reserves and seniors are home this Sunday 10th June to St. Eunans. The reserve game is at 1.30pm followed by the senior game at 3.00pm.

A fundraising dance in aid of Naomh Conaill Ladies and Fintown Harps will take place in Halla Baile Na Finne, Fintown on Sunday 17th June at 9.00pm. Doors open at 8pm. Music by The Regulators. Admission €10. So get on your dancing shoes and come and support 2 worthy local clubs.

Glenties Notes 16th November 2011

The Late Packie Mc Dyer
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Monday 7th November 2011 of Packie Mc Dyer, Derries, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his son James’s home on Glen Road on Tuesday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday morning. Fr. Shane Gallagher celebrated Requiem Mass at 11 a.m. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing were by Kevin Herron, Anne Mc Dwyer and Breidín Boyle. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Packie is survived by his wife, Annie, daughter Rosaleen, sons, Thomas, Conal, James and John, sisters Nan Harkin and Barbara Breslin, brother James, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His brother Thomas J. predeceased him in August of this year, his sister Sally in September 2009 and a baby brother died in infancy.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 8th November were – Mary Gallagher, Portnoo won the Jackpot of € 400. Mary Furey, Mary Mc Gill, Hugh Gallagher, Mary Boyle, Burtonport, May Kennedy, Kilraine, Norah Gallagher, and M. Gillespie won € 100 each. Sadie Sweeney, Nancy Mc Gill, Margaret Melly, Maggie O’ Donnell, Margo Gallagher, Mary Ellen Bonner, Katie O’ Hara, Paula Hegarty, Fiona Gallagher, Mairead Gallagher, Killybegs, Isobel Mc Loone, Charlie Mc Carron, Dungloe, John O’ Donnell, Cathy Connell and Rose Mc Groarty won € 50 each. Paddy Campbell won € 35. Sinead Sweeney and Eileen Langan won € 25 each. Margaret Gallagher, Ardara, Teresa Molloy and Mairead Gallagher, Killybegs won € 20 each.

Big Bingo
There will be a Big Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 6th December 2011. Games 1 to 5 – Lines € 100, Full Panel – € 300, Game 6 – Line – € 100 and Full Panel – € 2000 Jackpot. Games 7 to 11 – Line € 100 and Full Panel € 300. Price of Books including Jackpot sheet is – Single € 25, Double – € 40. Extra Jackpot sheet costs € 5. Doors will open at 7.30 p.m.

Thank You
A Big Thank You to everyone who donated to the sponsored Free- Fall Parachute Jump in aid of Donegal Mountain Rescue and MS Society. € 700 was donated. Thank you all again from Paul Dawson.

Congratulations to Ciaran Boyle who recently graduated from G M I T Galway with a B.Sc. Honours Degree in Construction Management. Ciaran is a son of Hugh and Mary Ita Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties.

Congratulations to Brian Quinn who also graduated from G M I T with a B.Eng. Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Brian is a son of Bernie and Carmel Quinn, Kilkenny, Glenties.

Church Gate Collection
The Church Gate Collection taken up recently in aid of The Simon Community amounted to € 677.73. Thank you to everyone who contributed so generously to the collection.

Scrap Saturday – Scrap Metal Collection
A collection of scrap metal will take place at the Naomh Conaill GAA Grounds on Saturday 19th November. You can bring along your scrap, or to have scrap collected, please contact 087 6483685.

Fintown Harps A.F.C.
The recent Church Gate Collection amounted € 711.25. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the local community team.

Fintown Harps have organised a Draw for five Christmas Hampers. The Draw will take place on 11th December in Teach Jimí. Lines are € 2 for one line or € 5 for three lines and are available from any committee member.

‘Naíonra Baile na Finne’
Naíonra Baile na Finne will hold a Table Quiz in the Railway Bar, Fintown on Friday 18th November at 8.30 p.m. € 5 per person. Everyone is welcome. Spot Prizes.

Old Mobile Phones
If you have any old mobile phones lying about the house please leave them in Costcutters, Glenties or contact Kathleen at 087 6347972.

Fundraising Dance
Edeninfagh N.S. Fundraising Dance is on tomorrow night Friday 18th November in The Limelight, Glenties. Doors will open at 9.30 p.m. Music is by De-railed, Shaun Mc Monagle, B & J Sounds, Dara, Rockhill Ramblers, Purple Fall & Turbulent Eddy. Admission is € 10. Door Prizes and spot Prizes.

World Remembrance Day for Victims of Road Traffic Accidents
The 11 a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church Glenties next Sunday 20th November will be celebrated for the intentions of road traffic accident victims. The names of everyone who has died on the roads at home or abroad will be read out at the beginning of the Mass on that day. Relatives and friends of the deceased are invited to attend. Members of the emergency services are also invited i.e. Fire Brigade, Ambulance and An Garda Síochána together with the Road Safety Officer attached to Donegal County Council. The contact numbers for those who would like to have someone remembered at the Mass are – Anne 086- 2436849 and Rose – 087-2919830 or email

Glenties Notes 15th June 2011

The Late Eileen Kennedy
The death took place of Eileen Kennedy, Kilraine, Glenties on Tuesday 24th May 2011, in Our Lady of Fatima Nursing Home, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Her Remains were brought to Shovlin’s Funeral Home, Sandfield, Portnoo early on Wednesday morning and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Wednesday evening, where they were received by Fr. Shane Gallagher before 7.30 p.m. Mass. Fr. Gallagher also celebrated Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon. Readings were by Eileen’s niece, Mary Mc Bride and nephew, Michael Kirk. Burial took place in Kilraine Graveyard. She is survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Three sisters and two brothers predeceased her, Annie Shovlin, Mary Kathleen Kirk, and Rose (Sr. Aquinas), Peter Kennedy and another brother who died early in life. She was 95 years of age and was the last surviving member of the family of Charlie and Mary Kennedy, Kilraine. Eileen was a teacher of Science and Maths and she taught in the Brigidine Convent secondary school, Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny, Magherafelt and Strabane. She also taught in Nigeria for two years in the late sixties. When she retired she returned to Kilraine where she lived until she moved to the Nursing home in Tralee a few years ago.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Eileen Mc Dyer and family, Meenahalla, Glenties on the death of Eileen’s father Patrick Logue, Carndonagh, which took place last week.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Stephen Bonner and Anne Byrne who were married in The Cathedral, Mullingar on Saturday 4th June 2011. Stephen is a son of Martin and Mary Bonner, Glen Road, Glenties and Anne is a daughter of Val and Monica Byrne, Mullingar. Fr. Padraig Mc Mahon officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. The bride was given away by her father and was attended by her sisters, Marie Doran and Elaine Byrne and a friend, Aoife Brennan. Mark Bonner, brother of the groom was bestman. Friends of the groom, Donal Boyle, Thomas Donoghue and Alan O’Donnell were groomsmen. Kelly Doran was flowergirl and Oisín Bonner was pageboy. Readings were by Marie Bonner, sister of the groom and John Byrne, brother of the bride. Roisín Bonner, Brendan Earley, Gillian Buckley, Martin Bonner, Karen Devenney and Ann Marie Gilligan read Prayers of the Faithful. Monica Byrne and Mary Bonner, mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar. A Reflection was read by Danielle Boyle. Music and singing was by Discovery Gospel Choir. The reception was held in Annebrooke House Hotel, Mullingar and the honeymoon was spent in the U.S.A. and the Dominican Republic.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 7th June were – Peter Sweeney won the Jackpot of € 400. Faye Moore, Bernie Martin, John Mc Loone, Angela Martin and J.J. Mc Cole won € 100 each. Eilish O’ Donnell won € 60. John O’ Donnell, Doochary, Nancy Dorrian, James O’ Donnell, Bernie Martin, Mary Kennedy, Rosemary Whelan, Dim Melly, Teresa Molloy, Dim Melly, Bernie Martin, Mary Doherty, May Kennedy, Kathleen Mc Shea, Mary Gallagher, Letty Doherty, Mary Gallagher and Bernie Fitzpatrick won € 50 each. Joseph Martin, Maria Boyle, Kathleen Ferry and Siobhan Mc Ginley won € 25 each.

Corpus Christi Procession: The annual Corpus Christi Procession will take place after 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday 26th June (weather permitting). The people who are usually involved in the carrying the canopy and those who usually steward the Procession are asked to make themselves available. The First Holy Communion children are invited to walk in the Procession in their First Holy Communion Dress.

Biddy Devine Memorial Walk
The Annual Biddy Devine Walk in aid of The Kidney Dialysis Unit, Letterkenny Hospital takes place on 23rd July. It will depart from the Glen Tavern at 12 noon, taking in the Big Glen, Altar, and Stracastle Glen 20 km walk. For more details contact Frankie on 9557978 or Mary on 9551170.

Christy and Una Hegarty wish to thank most sincerely, everyone who supported their recent Fundraiser Ceili for Inis Aoibhinn, Cancer Care West; – The Highlands Hotel, those who donated prizes, brought in food and helped with tea, those who attended and those who were unable to attend but who donated so generously. €2,250 was raised. Thank you all for your support.

Bike Week Ireland at Tír Chonaill GAP CC
Tír Chonaill GAP cycling club are running a number of events during Bike Week (18th- 23rd June) to promote cycling in the area.

Saturday 18th June, fun cycle suitable for all levels will leave Community Centre, Glenties at 11am, followed by refreshments; this is a great opportunity to get started if you’re thinking about taking up cycling.

Tuesday 21st – there will be a mountain bike run which will again cater for all levels to try and encourage some more adventurous cycling! Leaving Community Centre, Glenties 7pm.

Lastly the club will host a Bike Maintenance and Information evening at 8pm on Thursday 23rd in the Community Centre, Glenties. This is a chance to learn how to do basic roadside repairs and also to get information on bike sizing or any aspects you may have questions on.

Please check out our website for further updates and information:

Fintown Harps A.G.M.
Fintown Harps A.G.M. will take place on Monday 20th June at 8.00 p.m. in the Club House at Pairc Acla. Everybody is welcome.