Tag: First Holy Communion

Glenties Notes 23rd January 2017

Raphoe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Annual Church gate collection will take place before all Masses next weekend Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd January. The money raised is used to help take the sick and youth of the Diocese to Lourdes on pilgrimage.

Family Carers Ireland
Family Carers Ireland will provide the QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Award modules, based on demand, in February. One day workshops are also available. For more information, please contact: Family Carers Ireland Training Department. 057 9370221 or visit www.familycarers.ie

Sacraments:
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 12th March 2017 at 11a.m.

First Holy Communion for the children of St Riaghan’s NS, Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny NS and Scoil Mhuire, will be celebrated in St Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 29th April 2017 at 10a.m.

First Holy Communion for the children of Edeninfagh NS will take place in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Sunday 30th April at 12 Noon.

Naomh Conaill
The Naomh Conaill AGM which was recently reconvened, has now been re-scheduled for Sunday January 22nd at 7p.m. in the Community Centre. We encourage members, non-members, supporters and parents , to come along and support our local GAA club. We invite everyone to come along , regardless of whether or not you feel you have anything to contribute. Your attendance would be greatly appreciated. as we embark on another year of football, ranging from under 6’s to senior players.

Áras Sheaghán Bhán Baile na Finne
Béigh na ranganna seo ag toiseacht ag brath at éileamh, TEG (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge), Gaeilge, Giotar, Fidil. Má tá suim agat freastáil at aon rang tá cláru riachtanach roimh 20/01/17. Fón: 9546071. Ríomhphost: arassheainbhain@gmail.com These classes will start depending on demand, TEG, Irish, Giotar, Fiddle. To register for classes please contact Áras Sheaghán Bháin on 9546071 or email: arassheainbhain@gmail.com before 20/01/17.

Buíochas
Ba mhaith leis an Bhord Banistiochta, foireann agus daltaí Scoil adan Fhionn Fhraoich a mbuíochas a chuir in iúl do achan duine a chuidigh leis an fheachtas bailiúchan airgid a bhí againn I mí na Samhna. Déirigh thar barr linn.

The Board of Management, staff and pupils of Edeninfagh NS wish to thank everyone who made our fundraising event in November last such an outstanding success.

Glenties Notes 22nd April 2015

The Late Finola McMahon Nee Boyce:
The death took place in Sligo Hospital on Monday 13th April 2015 of Finola McMahon, Old Golf Course Road, Donegal Town. Burial took place on Thursday. She is survived by one daughter, Helen, four sisters, Mary, Anne, Pauline McGill, Glenties, and Regina and one brother, Kieran, aunt, Nuala, uncle, Seamus, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband, Maurice, died in 2009 and her brother, Aidan died in 2013.

The Late Danny McGill:
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital, on Friday 17th April 2015, of Danny Mc Gill, Glen Road, Glenties, (native of Ardara). His Remains were taken home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday. Burial took place in New Graveyard, Glenties, after Requiem Mass at 3 p.m. Danny is survived by his wife, Rose, daughters, Mary, Breid, Anne-Edel and Carmel, sons, Dinny and Kevin, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws and other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Brendan and Brenda Mc Geehan, Fintown, on the death of their baby daughter, Leah, which took place on Thursday 16th April 2015, just two years old; also to Leah’s grandparents, uncles, aunts and all other relatives and friends.

Cash 4 Clobber Collection:
Scoil Mhuire is having another ‘Cash 4 Clobber Collection’ on Friday 1st May. We accept bags of men’s, women’s, & children’s clothing, paired shoes, handbags, belts, bed linen, (no duvets or pillows) 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 1st May. Feel free to drop your bag(s) into the school anytime prior to the collection.

First Holy Communion:
First Holy for the children of St. Riaghan’s Drimnacrosh KilkennyN.S., and Scoil Mhuire, will take place in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties, at 11.00 a.m. this Saturday 25th April.

Party for the First Holy 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. Refreshments will be served, for everyone attending. All Donations would be gratefully appreciated to help cover costs.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo held in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9 p.m. Jackpot €4900 on 45 numbers or less if not won €300 will be paid out, €100 a house, € 50 a line.
Snooker: Snooker room is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. all week
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 on Monday nights.

Bingo Winners:
The winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 14th April in the Community Centre, Glenties were – €15 Winners – Micheal Langan, Jamsie Melly, Georgina Mc Hugh and Marie Boyle; €25 Winners – Patsy Mc Dyre and Patricia Molloy, € 50 Winners – Reene Mulhern, Breege Roarty, Maureen Gildea, Caroline Kee, Emer O’ Donnell, Cathy Anon, Sally Mc Guigan, Peter Duffy, Cathy Anon, Pauline Mc Geehan and Adam Mc Dermott; €100 Winners – Ann Quinn, Angela Lowther, Shane Whyte, Bernie Martin, Adele Dooley, Patsy Mc Dyre, Nancy Gill and Mary Mc Gill – €300 Winner – Breid Gallagher.

Glenties Notes 27th March 2015

First Child:
Congratulations to Laura and Ben Craig, Church, Road, Glenties on the birth recently of their first baby, a little girl (Lily).

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Caroline Mc Brearty, Stracastle, Glenties and Martin Gillespie, Derrydruel, Lettermacaward, who were married recently in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh, Glenties.

Good Friday Family Table Quiz:
Naomh Conaill GAA club invite you to a Family Table Quiz on Good Friday 3rd April at 7.30 p.m. in the Community Centre, Glenties. Teams of 4, € 5 per person or under 16s teams of 5, € 3 per person. Tea/coffee will be served at the interval. Come along and enjoy a fun evening.

Glenties Palm Sunday Masses:
Saturday 28th March 7.30 p.m. Sunday 29th March 8 a.m. & 11a.m. The Blessing of Palms will take place at the beginning of all the Masses

Edeninfagh Palm Sunday Mass:
Next Sunday – 29th March 12 mid-day.
The Blessing of Palms will take place at the beginning of Mass.

“Do This In Memory”
The Paris Based Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion called ~ “Do This In Memory” will continue Next Sunday ~ 29th March at 11a.m. Mass.

Easter Confessions with Visiting Priests:
Monday 30thMarch 8.00 p.m. in Glenties
Tuesday 31stMarch 8.00 p.m. in Fintown & Kilclooney
Wednesday 1stApril 8.00 p.m. in Ardara

Edeninfagh Easter Confessions:
Next Sunday ~ 29th March immediately after 12 mid-day Mass.

First Holy Communion
Children from St. Riaghan’s, Drimnacrosh N.S. Scoil Mhuire and Kilkenny N. S. will receive their First Holy Communion in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday April 25th at 11 a.m. Mass.

The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind:
The Volunteers, who collected money for The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind in Glenties, Fintown, and Kilclooney, would like to Thank Everyone who donated money to the cause. The Total collected was €1, 095. Thanks for all the generous donations.

Cake Sale:
There will be a Cake Sale in aid of the Glenties Day Centre on Good Friday 3rd April from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Day Centre. All goods are home baked. Please support.

Community Employment:
C.E. Participant required for Glenties Day Centre. D. S.P.Criteria applies. If interested, please contact your local D. S. P. Office ‘ 9560500.

Bingo Winners:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 17th March were – €25 Winners – Paddy Gallagher and Annie Boyle, €30 Winners – Sandra Moore and Maureen Hanlon; €50 Winners – Bridie Boyle, Sandra Moore, Amanda O Connell, Sandra Moore, Annie Mc Menamin, Rosaleen Gallagher, James Smith, Breige Boyle, Maureen Hanlon, Patricia Gallagher, Claire Keeney, Patricia Gallagher, Sally Mc Hugh, Hugh Gallagher, Ann Byrne, Mary Gavigan, €100 Winners – Olivea Kelsh, Margaret Murray, Patricia Gallagher, Letitia Doherty, Sarah Mc Glynn, Edmund Brennan and Margaret Reilly; €300 – Winner – Bridie Gallagher.

Glenties Notes 27th February 2015

The Late Brendan Gallagher:
The death of Brendan Gallagher, Ard Connell, Glenties, took place at his home on Wednesday 18th February 2015. His Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass and burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard. Brendan is survived by one brother, Patsy, and one niece, Laura and her husband, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His sister Mary and her husband Michael Kelly predeceased him.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Breid, Teresa and Hugh Gallagher Gortnamucklagh, (formerly of Loughcrillen), Glenties, on the death of their sister Kathleen Hegarty, Carrick; also to Kathleen’s family, sisters, nieces, nephews and all other relatives and friends.

Bingo Winners:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties, on Tuesday 17th February were – € 25 Winners – Maureen Gildea and Marion Ward, €50 – Winners -Maggie Bonner, Mickey Herron, Breid Gallagher, Ken Hamilton, Helen Mc Dyer, Marion Ward, Breege Roarty, Renee Mulhern, Nellie Doherty, Bridie Doherty, Nan Doherty, Benny Mc Gill, Ann Byrne, Alice Brennan and Mary Furey; €100 Winners – Eileen Gallagher, James Melly, Sarah Gallagher, Johnny O’Donnell, Bernadette Mc Devitt, Margaret Reilly, Bridie Mc Groarty and Sarah Long; € 300 Winner- Adele Dooley.

Mindfulness:
This 6-week course is an introduction to the practice of mindfulness. Starting Wednesday 25th February 7.30 – 9.00 in the Day Care Centre, Dr. McCloskey Crescent, Glenties. You will learn simple techniques to live in the present relax and manage stress.

Collection:
The Bluestack Special Needs Foundation Church Gate Collection in Edeninfagh amounted to € 90.00. Thank you for your donations.

The Bluestack Special Needs Foundation Church Gate Collection in Glenties amounted to € 217.69. Thank you for your donations.

Day Centre Dinner Dance:
The Committee would like to sincerely thank everyone who attended the function, those who gave donations and spot prizes, and to everyone who helped to make it a success. The total raised was € 2, 150.00. The Committee is very grateful for your generosity.

First Holy Communion:
Children from Scoil Mhuire, St. Riaghan’s, Drimnacrosh and KilkennyN.S. will receive their First Holy Communion at 11.00 a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 25th April.

Glenties Notes 18th February 2015

The Late Danny Kennedy:
The death place in Kent, England of Danny Kennedy, formerly of Gortnamucklagh, Glenties. His Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday 13th February and burial took place in the New Graveyard, after Requiem Mass, celebrated by Fr. Gerard Cunningham, assisted by Fr. Pat Prendergast on Saturday 14th. Fr. Gerard is a nephew of Danny’s late wife, Rosie, who predeceased him 25 years ago. Danny is survived by two daughters, Bridie and Una, one son Joseph and his wife, Marie, grandson, Kieran, brother, Hugh, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His sister, Bridie and brother Paddy also predeceased him.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Margaret Rodger and family, Main St. Glenties, on the death of Margaret’s sister, Teresa Coyle, Brockagh, which took place recently.

Sincere sympathy is extended to John Mc Cann, Principal, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, on the recent death of his mother, Jean Mc Cann, which took place in Belfast.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Johnny Farren and family, The Rock, Glenties on the death of Johnny’s mother in Dungiven, recently.

Bingo Winners:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties, on Tuesday 10th February were – €20 Winners – Micheal Langan, Margo Gallagher and Julia Mc Guire; € 25 Winners – Brown Kid, Kathleen Boyle, Bernie Martin and Claire Keeney; € 40 Winner – Rosaleen Melly; € 50 Winners – Mary Mc Dermott, Margaret Gallagher, Julia Molloy, Mary Gavigan, Philomena Mc Callog, Kathleen Griffin, Tara Kennedy, Patsy Martin, Ann Maire Gillen and Ann Doherty, €100 Winners – Kathleen Griffin, Paddy Gill, Maggie O’ Donnell, Philomena Mc Callog, Mary Mc Dermott, Annie Boyle, Brenda Reid, Rosaleen Melly and Norah Gallagher; €300 Winner – Terence Breslin.

Church of Ireland Dance:
The Annual Church of Ireland Dance will be held in Elliott’s Bar on Saturday 21st February; starting at 9p.m. Music is by George Bustard. Refreshments will be served. Come along for a good night’s craic! .

First Holy Communion:
Children from Scoil Mhuire, St. Riaghan’s, Drimnacrosh and KilkennyN.S. will receive their First Holy Communion at 11.00 a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 25th April.

Enrolment at Kilkenny N.S.:
Parents wishing to enrol their child at Kilkenny N.S. Glenties for September 2015 are invited to call to the school for an Enrolment Form. For further information please contact the school ‘ 9544270.

Mindfulness:
This 6-week course is an introduction to the practice of mindfulness. Starting Wednesday 25th February 7.30 p.m.– 9.00 p.m. in the Day Care Centre, Dr. McCloskey Crescent, Glenties. You will learn simple techniques to live in the present relax and manage stress.

Enrolment at Scoil Mhuire:
Enrolment packs for Scoil Mhuire for school year 2015 / 2016 will be available for collection from the secretary’s office from Tuesday 24th February. Forms to be completed and returned to the school by Tuesday 3rd March.

Glenties Notes 29th May 2014

Scrap Saturday:
Naomh Conaill are having a Scrap Metal Collection from Thursday 29th Saturday 31st May, behind the dressing room at the GAA Ground, if anyone has any unwanted scrap metal please leave it behind the dressing room on the dates above, or you may contact the club to make a collection. Please note – only scrap metal is wanted. Contact: Daniel 086 8586395; Connie 086 1519835; or Peter 087 6483685.

First Holy Communion:
Congratulations to the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion in Edeninfagh on Sunday 11th May and in Glenties on Saturday 24th May 2014.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 20th May 2014 were – €20 Winners – Breidin Boyle, Rose McGroarty and Breid Gallagher; €25 Winners – Grace O’Hara and Patricia White, Killybegs; €50 Winners – Bridie Boyle, Ann Moy, Helen McDyer, Mary Gallagher, Anne Boyle, Maureen Gildea, Patsy Martin, Winnie Long, Rose Boyle, Breege Roarty, Sandra Moore, Grace O’ Hara Killybegs, Mary McDermott, Fiona Boyle, Patricia Molloy; €100 Winners – Paul McKeown Fintown, Bridie Doherty, Catriona Gallagher, Brenda Byrne, Grace O’ Hara, Mary Gallagher, Anne Kennedy and Winnie Long; €300 – Anne Furey.

10th Anniversary:
Garrett O’Donnell Pharmacy 10 Year Anniversary Thursday 5th Friday 6th and Saturday 7th June. Everyone in the parish is invited to join in the Anniversary Celebration on Saturday 7th June, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the Pharmacy with Refreshments served.

Riverside Vintage Club Annual Run:
This event takes place on Saturday 31st May – leaving Bord Na Mona at 2.00 p.m. through Glenties, Gortnasillagh, Gweebarra Bridge, Corr Point and returning via Cleengort. All vintage vehicles welcome. Contact Anthony 087 7914428 or Michael 087 1300834.

Mass in Rossnowlagh:
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 3rd June and every first Tuesday for Mass in Rossnowlagh. The organisers wish to make an appeal for more people to join them.

Aloe Vera Information Evening:
An Aloe Vera Information Evening will be held in Mary Campbell’s House in Kingarrow, Fintown on Thursday 5th June. Everyone is welcome.

Mission Appeal:
Mission Appeal by The Comboni Missionaries will take place at12 Mid –Day Mass in Edeninfagh next weekend ~ Sunday1st June.

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.

Confirmation:
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

Bingo:
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; striaghans@gmail.com

Glenties Notes 1st May 2014

Bingo:
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on 22 / 04 / 2014 were – € 25 Winners – Margaret Gallagher, Nancy Gill, Mary McGeehan, Cathy Connell, Margaret Gallagher, Anne Kennedy, John McLoone, Rosaleen Gallagher, and Nancy Dorrian; € 50 Winners – Margaret Byrne, Rosaleen Melly, Teresa Glackin, Anne Quinn, Anthony Burke, J Mc Neilis, Adelle Dooley, Liz Buckley and Libby McGowan; € 100 Winners – Eimear Doherty, Margaret Gallagher, Pauline McGeehan, Maria Boyle, Nan Doherty, Cissi Campbell, Isabelle McLoone, Caroline Kee and Bid Fletcher; € 300 –Winner- Bridie Doherty.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line is € 50, every house €100. Jackpot, if not won will be €2,500 on 45 numbers or less on 6 / 05 / 2014, if not won on the night €300 will be paid out. In house draws.

Bowls in the Community Centre every Monday at 8 p.m.

Drama for children from 4.15 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Snooker room is open from 4pm – 10 p.m. every evening and from 10am to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. To

Book the Community Centre contact 087 2679321.

Positions Available:
There are still positions available on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C.E. scheme. D.S.P. criteria apply. For more information contact 087 9695053.

“Do This In Memory”:
The Parish Based Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion called – “Do This In Memory” will continue Next Sunday 4thMay at11a.m. Mass.

First Confession:
First Confession for the Edeninfagh First Holy Communion Children will take place in Edeninfagh this evening – Thursday 1st May at 6.00 p.m. First Confession for the Glenties First Holy Communion Children will take place in the Big Chapel in Glenties this evening – Thursday 1st May at 8.00 p.m.

First Holy Communion:
Children from St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday 24th May at 11.00.a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.
Children from Edeninfagh will receive their First Holy Communion at 12 Mid- Day Mass on Sunday 11th May.

Confirmation:
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 18th May at 11.00a.m.

Naomh Conaill Ladies Thanks:
Naomh Conaill Ladies would like to thank everyone who supported their recent Church Gate Collection in Glenties and Edeninfagh. The amount collected at Masses in Edeninfagh was € 105.05 and in Glenties was € 622.27.

40th Anniversary:
Monday 19th May is the 40th Anniversary of the opening of our Chapel in Glenties. As you can see the Chapel has been painted inside and outside to mark the occasion. A booklet about the new St. Connell’s Church in Glenties is being prepared for the Anniversary. A Celebration Mass will take place on Monday 19th May at 7.30 p.m.

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Tea Day:
Connaghan’s Shop-Owenea Trading, Mill Road, Glenties are hosting A Tea Day in aid of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland on Thursday 1st May. Please come along and join them for a Cuppa and support this worthy cause.

Cancer Care & Hospice Weekend:
There will be a Collection in the town during the day on Saturday; a Vintage Run on Sunday, in Memory of John the Tae Gallagher, and a Dance on Sunday night at The Highlands Hotel. Music is by The Cufflinks; Dancing is from10 p.m. – 2 a.m. Admission is € 10. Contact Daniel 087 631 5695 or Anthony 087 791 4428.

Mass in Rossnowlagh:
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 6th May and every first Tuesday for Mass in Rossnowlagh. Newcomers very welcome.

Glenties Tidy Towns:
General workers, caretaker, office worker and administrator wanted for Community Employment scheme, commencing on June 9th 2014. Fás Criteria for C.E. schemes apply. Contact 086 1209524 for further information.

Glenties Notes 26th March 2014

Naomh Connaill Membership:
Naomh Conaill GAA Club will hold a Registration Evening in the Clubhouse on Friday 28th March between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Adult – € 40; Youth – € 20; Adult Membership including a year’s entry in the weekly Lotto – € 100; Families with a number of children – € 20 for first two and € 10 for each additional child. 28th March is the last day on which membership can be paid.

The 2 Loves of Gabriel Foley:
On April 5th / 6th Glenties Drama Group bring the hilarious comedy – ‘The 2 Loves of Gabriel Foley’ by Jimmy Keary to the stage of the Community Centre in Glenties. .Gabriel Foley is a middle aged bachelor, who lives with his elderly mother. .She fears she will never get rid of him as he ‘can’t hold on to a women’. Then he falls for Hazel, a man eater, an uppity member of the local Drama Group. Gabriel is out of his depth, can Chrissie, his reliable neighbour who fancies him, save him from a fate worse than death? Add a cast of crazy characters and be prepared for a night of fun and laughter; Just the ticket to cheer us up in these difficult times.

Daffodil Day:
Friday 28th March is Daffodil Day Volunteers will be on the Main Street of Glenties looking for your support for this very worthy cause.

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

Children from Edeninfagh will receive their First Holy Communion at 12 Mid- Day Mass on Sunday 11th May.

Confirmation:
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 18th May at 11.00a.m.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 16th march 2014 were – € 25 winners – Pauline McGeehan and Patsy Martin; € 50 winners – Micky Herron, Patsy Brown, Majella Boyle, Anne Doherty, Anne McKeown, Fidelma Burke, Jimmy Quinn, Patricia Molloy, Kathleen Cannon, Lisa Coughlin and Hugh Gallagher; €100 winners – Kathleen Boyle, Francis Cunningham, Dim Melly, Winnie Long, Mrs. Monaghan, Anne Kennedy, Rose McGeehan, Sally McHugh, Eileen Gallagher and Kathleen Ferry; € 300 winner – May Kennedy.

Donegal Branch of the Irish Guide Dogs Collection:
The Volunteers of Glenties, Edeninfagh, Fintown and Kilclooney would like to thank everyone who supported their recent collection. The amount raised was € 1,115.00. Thanks to everyone who made a contribution.

Chiropody Clinic:
Chiropody Clinic in Glenties Day Centre Monday 31st March, for an appointment 087 1417180

St. Vincent de Paul – Uganda Collection:
The St. Vincent de Paul Uganda collection will take place next weekend 29th and 30th March. All proceeds will go to fund educational and agricultural projects. Please give as generously as you can.

Cancer Research Fundraising Night:
A Cancer Research Fundraising Night hosted by Yvonne Campbell will take place in The Glen Tavern – “Dinny’s” on Saturday 29th March at 9.00 p.m. Music is by B & J Sound followed by a Traditional Music Session. All Traditional Musicians are welcome. Spot Prizes will be given out on the night. All proceeds and donations will go to Cancer Research. The organisers appeal to you to support Yvonne in this worthy cause. Permit granted.

Foroige Quiz Night:
A Quiz night in aid of Glenties Foroige Youth Club will be held in the Community Centre, Glenties on Friday 4th April at 8.0 p.m. Please support.

Glenties Notes 21st February 2014

70th Wedding Anniversary:
Congratulations to John and Bridget Hegarty, Meenalargan, Glenties who celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary last weekend.

“Do This In Memory”:
The Parish based Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion called “Do This in Memory” began last Sunday 16th February at 11 a.m. Mass. This Programme aims to help Parents and Parish become more actively involved in the Sacramental Preparation for First Confession and First Communion

Enrolment at Edeninfagh N.S.:
Enrolment forms are now available at the school for the 2014 / 2015 school year. For further details ring the school on ‘ 9551663

S. N. Eadan Fhionn Fhraoich:
Ghlacfar le iarratasaí le haghaidh iontrala don scoilbhliain 2014 / 2015. Tuilleadh eolais le fail ón scoil ag ‘ 9551663.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to the nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends of Mamie Mc Fadden, formerly Byrne, from Kilraine, Glenties who died recently in Australia.

Church Gate Collection:
The recent Church Gate Collection in aid of The Bluestack Special Needs Foundation amounted to € 407.38 in Glenties and € 95 in Edeninfagh and € 190 in Fintown. The Foundation would like to thank everyone for their very generous contributions to this collection, and would like to thank all the collectors, without whom, this would not have been possible. Go raibh maith agat go leir.

Enrolment at St. Riaghan’s:
Parents wishing to enroll their child at St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh for the school year 2014 / 2015 are invited to call to the school for an Enrolment Form. “Enrolment Day” will be held later in the year. For further information or enquiries, please contact the school ‘ 9551591 or email striaghans@gmail.com

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line is € 50, every house is €100. Jackpot if not won will be €1500 on 45 numbers or less on 25/02/2014, if not won on the night €300 will be paid out. In house draws.

Bowls in the Community Centre every Monday at 8 p.m.

Tai chi in the Community Centre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Drama for children from 4.15 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday evening.

Snooker room is open from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. every evening and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

For Bookings for the Community Centre, contact 087 2679321.

Positions Available:
There are still positions available on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C.E. scheme. D.S.P. criteria apply. For more information contact 087 9695053.

“Raking the Ashes”:
Join Breezy, Donna Harkin and Tina Rock for an evening of “Raking the Ashes” in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties, on Friday the 24th February, starting at 8 p.m. There will be stories, songs, tunes and plenty of home baking. Do come along to what promises to be a fun filled evening. Admission is €10. Hope to see you there, in the mean time…Keep it Lit!

Naomh Conaill Casino Night:
Come along and enjoy a fabulous night in true Las Vegas style on Saturday 1st March in the Highlands Hotel at 8 p.m. You don’t have to be a gambler to enjoy this great nights entertainment. Everything from Roulette tables to simple High/Low cards will ensure everyone enjoys themselves. A top prize of a 43” HD TV is just one of the many prizes on offer. Any chips cashed in at the end of the night will guarantee entry to a free draw with numerous prizes to be won. One person is also guaranteed to walk away with €1000 on the night on our special ‘Open the Box’ game! So put on the glad-rags and come along to what is sure to be a night not to be missed! Tickets are €15, which includes champagne reception and $20 of free bets, and are available from The Co-op, Highlands Hotel or any of the organising committee..