Tag: Fintown

Glenties Notes 5th November 2014

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Catriona Gallagher, on the death of her mother, Sarah Gallagher Ard Patrick, Glenties, which took place on Friday morning 31st October 2014; sincere sympathy also to Sara on the death of her granny; to Sarah’s brother and sister, nieces, nephews and all other relatives and friends. Burial took place in the New Graveyard after Requiem Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday.

‘Come Dine with me’:
Naomh Conaill GAA Club is having a Fundraiser ‘Come Dine with me’ on Saturday 22nd November, followed by a great night’s entertainment in Kennedy’s Bar & Restaurant. The Club is looking for people to host an informal dinner for family/friends in their own home. Any queries contact James 087 2546592, Martin 086 8656312, or Rosaleen 087 6235023.

Fintown Parish Bazaar:
Fintown Parish Bazaar will take place on this Friday 7th November at 8 p.m. The Bazaar will take place in Halla Colm Cille, Fintown. The Parish would appreciate your support.

Church Gate Collection:
The Church Gate Collection for the I. S. P. C. C. taken up recently in Edeninfagh amounted to € 50. Thanks to all who subscribed.

Bingo Winners:
The winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 28th October in The Community Centre, Glenties were – €25 winners – Emer Doherty, Jamsie Melly, Benny Mc Gill and Claire Keeney; .€ 50 winners – Anne Mc Dyre, Mary Gallagher, Bernadette Gallagher, Patsy Martin, Amanda O’ Connell, Hannah Sweeney, Margaret Halligan, Bernadette Mc Devitt, Lietta Doherty, Bella Boyle and Breid Gallagher; €100 winners – Rosemarie Whelan, Sally Mc Guigan, Shaun Coyle, Brenda Reid, Christine Mc Cool, Bridie Boyle, Ann Mc Kelvey, Pauline Mc Geehan and Josephine Gallagher; € 350 – winner – Gerry Doherty.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo held in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9 p.m.

Snooker:
Snooker room is open Monday to Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m

Tai Chi:
Tai Chi every Wednesday night 8 p.m. -9.30 p.m.

New CE Scheme:
New CE scheme started on 22nd September 2014, any one willing to start contact 087 9695053 for more details. FAS criteria apply.

Bowls:
Bowls every Monday night.

Drama Classes:
Vanessa Mc Fadden children’s drama classes start Thursday 6th November 2014 from 5 p.m. -7 p.m.

Glenties Notes 10th September 2014

New Arrivals:
Congratulations to Lorraine and Raymond Brennan, Altar Road, Stranaglough, Glenties on the birth recently of their twins. Two little sisters for Annie, Thomas and Sophie.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Mary Breslin, wife of the late Francie Breslin, Kilraine, who died on Tuesday 2nd September 2014 and was buried in Kilraine Graveyard on Friday after Requiem Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties, celebrated by Fr. Pat Prendergast.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family, relatives and friends of Frank Connaghan, Main St. Glenties who died last Sunday 7th September 2014.

Part Time Cleaner:
A part Time Cleaner is wanted in Scoil Mhuire, Glenties. Applications should be received by Monday 15th September. Apply in writing to “The Principal, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties.

The Biddy Devine Fundraiser:
The Amount raised for The Kidney Dialysis Comfort Fund, Letterkenny Hospital, was € 5,383.00. The Committee wish to Thank Everyone who took part in the events, gave donations, or sponsored the weekend in any way. Thanking you for your continued support.

Tír Chonaill Athletics Club:
Tír Chonaill Athletics Club will resume training on Tuesday 9th September at St. Columba’s Comprehensive School Gym from 6.30 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Children can be dropped off from 6.30 p.m. only). The Athletic Club is open to all children aged 8 years and upwards. All new members are welcome. Copy of birth certificate is required. Bring suitable clothing and drinking water please. If you have any queries contact Brian ‘ 087 – 2042284 or Rosemary ‘ 087 – 9692076.

Bingo Winners:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 2nd September were – € 50 winners – James Peak, Nancy Dorrian, Brenda Reid, Ann Maire Gillen, Breege Gallagher, Nellie Doherty, Patrick Sweeney, Ann Mc Keown, Norah Mc Hugh, Amanda O’ Connell, Norah Mc Hugh, Fiona Coughlan, Sally Mc Hugh, Maggie O’ Donnell and Kathleen Griffin; € 60 Winner – Kathleen Mc Glynn; €100 Winners – Rosaleen Melly, Amanda O’ Connell, Moya Gallagher, Rosemary Whelan, Maggie Bonner, John Mc Loone, Maggie O’Donnell, Philomena Mc Callig, Maggie O’ Donnell; € 300 Winner – Stephan Gallagher.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo is held in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9 p.m.

Snooker:
Snooker room is open Monday to Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Tai Chi:
Tai Chi classes resumed on Wednesday 3rd September 8 p.m. -9.30 p.m.

CE scheme:
New CE scheme starts on 22nd September 2014, any one willing to start contact 087 9695053 for more details. FAS criteria apply.

Bowls:
Bowls recommenced on Monday 1st September 2014.

15 Km Walk:
The Parents and Teachers of The Naíonra, Fintown and S.N. Cholmcille, Fintown are taking part in the Airtricity Meentycat Windfarm 15 km Walk on the 27th of September. Participating walkers can enjoy views of Donegal’s most stunning natural land marks including Mount Errigal & Barnesmore Gap. It is not a race therefore it can be as leisurely or as speedy as you wish. The walk can be started any time from 9.00 a.m. to 12 noon. If anyone is interested in joining either of the two groups above or would like more information on the event, please ring Kathleen on 087 243 1910 for S.N. Cholmcille or Francis on 086 376 2747 for the Naíonra before Wednesday 17th September. Everyone is Welcome and your support is greatly appreciated.

Glenties Notes 6th June 2013

S.N. Cholmcille, Fintown:
A’ Cash for Clobber Collection’ will take place at the school on Tuesday 11th June. 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 Friday 7th June or Monday 10th June. This collection is a good opportunity to get rid of unwanted clothes, shoes and textiles. Empty Cash for Clobber bags are available at the school. For more information contact 087 2431910 or 086 60280

Charity Walk / Run:
The Annie Behan 10 k. Walk / Run in aid of Donegal Hospice will take place on Saturday 15th June 2013; leaving The Highlands Hotel, Glenties at 11.30 a.m. Donations welcome. Please Support. Contact Joe on 087 6766087 for more information.

Glenties Playgroup / Afterschool:
The annual registration of the Glenties Playgroup / Afterschool will take place in the Pre-school building, Glen Road, Glenties. Any parent wishing to enrol their child / children must attend on the night to secure a place for the September term. To enrol for pre-school children must be 2 years and ten months and potty trained. Parents must bring in their child’s Immunisation Record Card to comply with Health Board Regulations. The Afterschool operates on a Thursday and Friday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. There is a school pick up from Scoil Mhuire at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

ECCE Scheme:
Children born between 2nd February 2009 – 30th June 2010 will qualify under the ECCE scheme for a free place in the Preschool in September for 38 weeks. Please bring in your child’s birth certificate.

CCS Scheme:
For Preschool and Afterschool – this scheme supports families in low paid employment and in training and education by enabling parents to avail of reduced childcare costs. To avail of this scheme, children must be registered in the service in September / October.

CETS Scheme:
When parents are on FAS or VEC training programmes discount is available. Contact Bridie on 9151907 for more information.

Bingo:
The winners at the bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 28th May 2013 were – € 35 winner – Margo Gallagher; € 50 winners – Philomena Mc Cailig, Neil Byrne, Jimmy Quinn, Stella Rafferty, Hugh Gallagher, Hugo Mc Dyre Breidin Keeney, Dim Melly, Winnie Long, Kitty Mc Glynn, Maureen Gildea, Mary Howard, Brown Kid, Sinead Sweeney, Norah Phildy and John Mc Daid; € 70 winner – Anne Hegarty; € 100 winners – Margaret Murray, Hugh Gallagher, Mary Gough, Rose Boyle, Mickey Herron, Mary Howard and Bridie Gallagher.

Vigil for Life:
A Vigil for Life will be held in Merrion Square, Dublin on Saturday 8th June from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. A bus (which will be free of charge), will leave Glenties at 8.30 a.m. To book a seat on the bus, please contact Noreen Feeney  087 7456087.

Rossnowlagh – Blessing of Lillies:
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6 p.m. on the Feast of St Anthony, Thursday 13th June, for Mass in Rossnowlagh and Blessing of Lillies. Newcomers welcome

Féile Collection:
Thank You to everyone who contributed to the Naomh Conaill Féile Collection on the weekend of 5th May. The amount raised was € 614. Thank you very much.

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Hugh Shovlin and Florence Mavunga on their recent marriage in Chelmsford, England. Hugh is the son of Charles and Grace Shovlin, Kilraine, Glenties and Florence is the daughter of Sherpard Mavunga and the late Rudo Gunda, Zimbabwe.

Cllr Terence Slowey Clinics

Cllr Terence Slowey will be holding Clinics as follows:

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Kilclooney: Dolmen Centre 12.00 Noon
Rosbeg: Dawros Bay Hotel 12.30 p.m.
Narin: Annora’s 1.15 p.m.
Lettermacaward: Gweebara Bar 1.45 p.m.
Corr Point: Packies Bar 2.15 p.m.
Dungloe: Ostan na Rosann 2.45 p.m.
Doochary: Teach Gleann Ceo 3.15 p.m.
Fintown: Railway Bar 3.45 p.m.
Meenagolin: The Noble Bar 4.00 p.m.
Edeninfagh: Glen Tavern 4.30 p.m.
Glenties: Highlands Hotel 5.15 p.m.
Ardara: Doherty’s Bar 6.00 p.m.

Cllr. Slowey can also be contacted directly for a private appointment at:
Office: Tel: 074 9541830 or Mobile: 087 2242591
Email: sloweyt@eircom.net

Glenties Notes 31st May 2012

Congratulations:
Congratulations to the five students from the Comprehensive School, who have been selected to participate in a 4 day Adventure challenge in the Wicklow Mountains at the end of May. This event is being organised by the 2nd Field Artillery Regiment of The Irish Defence Forces. All of the students have completed their Presidents Award in the school under the direction of teacher, Gerry Moore. The students chosen are Claire Maguire, Laura Boyd, Aoife Harkin, Charles Mc Hugh and Ryan Connaughton and they will be among a group of 30 students from all over Ireland. Good luck to them all.

Fundraising Thanks:
Thanks to all the people in the area who contributed to the recent collection organised by the Transition year students in the Comprehensive School. A total of € 262 was raised for the Irish Heart Foundation.

Relay For Life:
Well done to all the Transition Year Students in the Comprehensive School, Glenties who recently organised a very successful Talent Show in the School to raise money for cancer research. Thanks especially to teachers, Mary Mc Laughlin and Mary Martin who did a huge amount of work in organising this. Thanks to all the talented people who performed. Over € 750 was raised on the night. The T Y Students were involved in the 24 hour Relay For Life at LYIT to raise money, and in memory of their dear friend Martina, who died in January. All of the students have raised € 2000 for this event.

Fintown Festival:
On Saturday 2nd June a 5 k Run / Walk will take place in conjunction with Finn Valley A.C. Please note this Run is a part of their Grand Prix series. Registration is at 1 p.m. at Gairm Scoil Cú Uladh, Ballinamore. Race will start at 3 p.m. On Sunday 3rd June there is a Vintage Tractor Run with Mid West Vintage Club starting at 3 p.m. All Vintage Tractors are welcome. This event is in aid of Donegal Hospice.

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Fidelma Gallagher, Derries, and Gerard Toland, Tullyhoniver, Glenties, who were married in Glenties on Friday 25th May 2012.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Snooker every evening from 6 p.m. except Tuesday.

Bingo:
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 22nd May were – Anne Kennedy won € 300. Bridie Gallagher, Anne Dorrian, Mrs. Gallagher, Sally Mc Guigan, Annie Boyle, Jane Rodgers, Bernadette Mc Devitt, Hugh Gallagher and Kitty Ward won € 100 each; Fidelma Burke, Bruckless won € 60; Denise Maguire, Frosses, Teresa Mc Kelvey, Fintown, Anne Kennedy, Julie Langan, Jeanne Fortune, Marion Davison, Margaret Reilly, Briege Brennan, Ann Byrne and Hugh Gallagher won € 50 each; Shaun Maloney and Martin Taggart won €25 each; Kathleen Boyle, Paddy Moore and Bridie Boyle won € 20 each.

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.

Medjugorje Peace Mass:
The Medugorje Peace Mass will be celebrated on Thursday evening 31st May at 7.30 p.m.

Graveyard Masses:
Mass will be celebrated in the New Graveyard, Glenties on Sunday 8th July at 3 p.m. Mass will be celebrated in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Sunday 5th August at 3 p.m.

Collection:
The Irish Cancer Society Church Gate Collection will take place next weekend 2nd and 3rd June.

Corpus Christi Procession:
The annual Corpus Christi Procession will take place after 11 a.m. Mass on 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.

Glenties Notes 5th April 2012

The Late John Mc Glynn
The death took place suddenly, at his home on Thursday 29th March 2012 of John Mc Glynn, Meentemargle, Fintown. His remains were brought to St. Colmcille’s Church, Fintown on Saturday morning. Fr. Gerard Cunningham and Fr. Padraig Ó Bhaoill concelebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Burial took place in the adjoining Graveyard. He is survived by his wife, Kitty, son John and his wife Emma, three grandsons, Stephen, Sean and Jamie, sister, Anna Molloy, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. One brother, Peadar predeceased him.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Kitty Roarty, The Wood, Glenties on the death last weekend of her brother, Peter Mc Ginley, Croagh; also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Bernie Mc Gill, Aighe, Ardara, (nee Boyle, Glenties) on the recent death of her husband Padraig; also to the children and extended family and friends.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 27th March were – Elizabeth Buckley won the Jackpot of € 400. Margaret Gallagher, Mary Bonner, Sally Mc Hugh, Patrick Doherty, Margaret Murray, May Kennedy, Anne Quinn, Rosaleen Gallagher, Cathy Connell, and Julie Langan won € 100 each. Kathleen Boyle won € 60. Margaret Gallagher, Paula Hegarty, Catherine, Nellie Doherty, Anthony Burke, Vincent Ward, Breege Roarty, Maureen Gildea and Anne Furey won € 50 each. Mary Duffy, Bernadette Gallagher, Sinead, and Brown Kid won € 25 each.

Big Bingo
Big Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday the 10th April. Game 1-5 Lines €100; Full Panel €300; Game 6 Line € 100; Full Panel Jackpot €2000; Game 7 -11 Line € 100; Full Panel € 300. Single book €25 and double book €40; Jackpot sheet included in your book. Extra jackpot sheets €5. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. In-house draws.

Iniskeel Community Games
We’ve had great success in the County Finals in the last two weeks with a number of medal winners. Sunday 25th March in Fanad – Indoor Soccer – U 13 Girls – Gold Medals; U 15 Girls – Runners up – Silver Medals; Friday 30th March in The Milford Inn – Table Quiz – Scoil Mhuire Team – 2nd – Silver Medals; Drimnacrosh Team – 3rd – Bronze Medals; Saturday 31st March – in Fanad – Indoor Soccer – U 13 Boys – Runners Up – Silver Medals; U 15 Boys – Runners Up – Silver Medals. We would like to congratulate everyone involved, our Chairman Darragh Gallagher, who managed the Indoor Soccer Teams. We wish him and the U 13 Girls luck in the Ulster Finals, which will take place on 21st April in Letterkenny. We also want to thank everyone who contributed to our Bucket Collection which took place on 30th and 31st March. The amount raised was € 2309.48.

First Holy Communion
Children from St. Riaghan’s Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will receive their First Holy Communion in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties at 11 a.m. Mass on Saturday 28th April.

Important Notice
Headstones at the top of the New Graveyard have been badly damaged by a large vehicle. This has caused great distress to the families, whose loved ones are buried in these graves. We appeal to people not to attempt to drive to the top of the Graveyard in large commercial vehicles as there isn’t enough room between the graves. If you are having work done by ‘Headstone & Monument ‘companies please advise them that they are not to drive to the top of the Graveyard or across the grass at the lower end. Thank you very much for your understanding and co-operation in this matter.

Fundraising Walk
A Fundraising Walk around Loughcrillan in aid of Glenties Day Centre and Alzheimer’s Day will take place on Good Friday; leaving Day Centre at 11 a.m. All donations greatly appreciated. Everyone is welcome.

Times for Easter Services in Glenties
Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7.30 p.m. Adoration until 12.00 midnight. Good Friday – The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 3 p.m. “An Hour around the Cross” on Good Friday with Fr. Shane. will take place at 9 p.m. Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil Mass – 9 p.m. Candles will be provided for use during the Service of Light.

Edeninfagh
Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 9 p.m. Good Friday – The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 6 p.m. Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil Mass – 10.30 p.m. Candles will be provided for use during the Service of Light.

Trocaire
Please change small coins into €2 or €1 coins or bank notes and bring your Trocaire donation in the Special Trocaire envelope provides in your Sunday Envelope Box dated for Holy Thursday.

Charity Cycle and Run / Walk
A Charity Cycle and Run / Walk will take place on Easter Monday 9th April in aid of Aware and The National Breast Cancer Research Institute. It will include a 30 k or 60k cycle or a 5k Run / Walk. Registration is from 9.00 a.m. – 9.45a.m. Start time is 10 a.m. at the Comprehensive School. Entry fee is € 10 or € 5 for U 18s. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Highlands Hotel. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Mini Titanic Exhibition
The Senior Room Pupils in Edeninfagh National School have worked tirelessly over the past number of weeks to produce an impressive project on the “Titanic”. The Project will be displayed to the general public in Edeninfagh Hall on Sunday 15th April after Mass.

Fintown Festival
Fintown Festival takes place from Friday 1st June until Monday 4th June. Events will include – Leisure Cycle in association with Tír Chonaill GAP CC on Saturday 2nd at 10 a.m. – 30k & 60k; 5k Road Race at 3 p.m. On Sunday 3rd June there will be Marching Bands, Bonner / Cannon School of Dancing, Open Air Music Session, Vintage Tractor Run and Vintage Car Display. There will be more details later.

Scoil Mhuire
On Wednesday 28th of March, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties entered two teams into the Cumann Na mBunscoil indoor competitions in Letterkenny Aura Leisure Centre. The 4th and 5th class girls won the football, and the 4th and 5th class boys won the Hurling. While our girls were expected to do well, the achievement of the boys was incredible. With a minimum of coaching, they conceded no goals and went through the competition undefeated. Both teams will now go to Cookstown to represent Donegal in the Ulster Finals. Once again the young pupils of Scoil Mhuire have brought more success to both school and town

Cllr Terence Slowey Clinics November 12th 2011

Cllr Terence Slowey will be holding Clinics as follows:

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Kilclooney: Dolmen Centre 12.00 Noon

Rosbeg: Dawros Bay Hotel 12.30 p.m.

Narin: Annora’s 1.15 p.m.

Lettermacaward: Gweebara Bar 1.45 p.m.

Corr Point: Packies Bar 2.15 p.m.

Dungloe: The Corner Bar 2.45 p.m.

Doochary: Teach Gleann Ceo 3.15 p.m.

Fintown: Railway Bar 3.45 p.m.

Meenagolin: The Noble Bar 4.00 p.m.

Edeninfagh: Glen Tavern 4.30 p.m.

Glenties: Highlands Hotel 5.15 p.m.

Ardara: Nesbitt Arms Hotel 6.00 p.m.

 

Cllr. Slowey can also be contacted directly for a private appointment at:

Office: Tel: 074 9541830 or Mobile: 087 2242591

Email: sloweyt@eircom.net

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.