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Glenties Notes 6th February 2013

Naomh Conaill Table Quiz:
A Table quiz will take place to morrow, Friday 7th February, in Kennedy’s Bar at 9.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come along to make up a team of 4 and enjoy a great night’s entertainment. Entry is € 20 per team. Come out and support your local club.

Confirmation:
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties, on Sunday18th May at 11.00 a.m.

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

Glenties Tidy Towns:
Glenties Tidy Towns are compiling a local information brochure for 2014. All organisations, groups, businesses, and anyone with any local knowledge, is asked to forward their information to Glenties Tidy Towns by email – glentiestidytown@gmail.com; or by dropping it into the Community Centre office on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. All information needs to be submitted by 28th February.

Community “Text Alert” Information Evening:
An Garda Síochána will host an Information Evening for Community Alert and Neighborhood Watch Groups in The Nesbit Arms Hotel, Ardara, on Wednesday 12th February at 8 p.m

Cardiac Screening Unit:
The Naomh Conaill GAA club is organizing for the mobile cardiac screening unit to visit the club again (depending on numbers). The unit was last here in 2011 and it is recommended that screening be carried out every 2/3 years. The screening is open to both males and females between the ages of 14 and 35 years at a cost of € 45; and is open to club members and non members alike. If you are interested in taking part in this screening, please contact Rosaleen 087 623 5023 or Muriel 087 648 5725.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 26th January were – € 25 Winners – Philomena McCaillig and Mary Furey; € 35 Winners – Bridie Melly, May Kennedy and Dim Melly; € 50 Winners – Isobel McLoone, Bernadette Gallagher, Breege Roarty, Auveen Gallagher, Denise Maguire, Bernie Martin, Mary Ellen Bonner, Mary Mc Dermot Barbara Bonner and Patsy McDyre; € 60 Winner – Marian Ward; € 100 Winners – Rosemarie Whelan, Dim Melly, Frankie Gallagher, Donal Brennan, Nancy Dorrian, Faye Moore, Sarah Gallagher and Breege Brennan; € 300 Winner – Eileen Gallagher.

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 €1400 on 45 numbers or less on 11/02/2014, 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.

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.

Landscape Character Assessment – Donegal County Council:
Councillor Terence Slowey would like to inform all landowners and any interested parties that the Central Planning Unit of Donegal County Council is carrying out its first Landscape Charter Assessment. This involves identifying and mapping unique areas within the County, almost like a jigsaw. To do this the Council will be looking at the landscape, seascape, historic landscape and townscapes. Everyone knows the landscape in their own area and at this initial stage the Assessment is to know what the general public consider their landscape to be.

Definition of Landscape
The European Landscape Convention defines landscape as ‘an area, as perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors’. A landscape consists of all the visible features of an area of land, both natural and artificial such as trees, mountains, rivers, buildings and roads. Landscape is more than just a beautiful view or an area of outstanding natural beauty, it is all landscapes including spoiled areas and ordinary landscapes, a rural area or an urban area.

What do you think about your landscape? What do you think about your landscape? How do you define the boundaries of your area? What elements or features of interest make your area distinctive? What do local people call your area? (e.g. townlands, parish other). How do you think the landscape should be developed? What is your favourite landscape? What is your least favourite landscape? What landscape do you associate with Donegal? How do you define the boundaries of your area?

Cllr Slowey outlines the way that all land owners or interested parties can get involved.
Upload a description/photo about your landscape to the Council online http://arc.donegal.ie/flexviewers/thedonegallandscape

Attend one of the drop-in events in February 2014 and talk to us in person (dates to be confirmed via Facebook or twitter) Contact the Central Planning Unit, Central Planning Unit, County House, Lifford, County Donegal. Tel: 074 9153900

www.twitter.com/donegalcouncil
www.donegalcouncilblog.wordpress.com
www.facebook.com/donegalcountycouncil

Glenties Notes 31st May 2013

All Ireland Champions:
Congratulations to the girls from Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, who won the All Ireland Final of the Girl’s Primary School 5 a side Soccer Competition in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin last Saturday 25th May 2013. Members of the team are – Bronagh Gallagher, Niamh O’ Donnell, Shana Quinn, Sophie Connaughton, Amy Boyle Carr, Danielle Mc Devitt, Orlaigh McGuinness and Niamh Agnew. Special congratulations to Danielle Mc Devitt who was named ‘Player of the Tournament’. This is their third year in the Final; they were Runners-up in 2011, Winners in 2012 and they successfully defended their title in 2013. The girls got a great welcome at the Market Hall when they arrived home and refreshments were served in the Hall. Well done girls!

Mullantyboyle Bridge Update:
Cllr. Terence Slowey requested a full update regarding the present status of work on the Mullantyboyle Bridge, from the Area Manager for Roads at Donegal County Council. That update was provided at our most recent Area Meeting in Dungloe last week. €100,000 was provided by Government in 2013 for this project. It has now been decided that the bridge design will be a single span and it will be located slightly down stream so as to ensure the road is straight on both sides of the bridge. The money allocated will fund the design of the bridge and progress the project to the tendering stage. In addition, the money provided will fund the removal of the existing damaged Bridge structure the centre Pier in the river and leave the site ready for the installation of a new bridge. Lastly, Cllr Slowey says the funding will allow for the replacement of a culvert on the Tullyard road that is in poor condition and will facilitate the transporting of heavy equipment and materials that will be needed to erect the new bridge.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Kathleen Mc Gettigan and family, Station Road, Glenties on the death recently of Kathleen’s mother, Bridie Sharkey, Annagry; also to all the relatives and friends.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 21st May 2013 were – € 25 winners – Sheila Kenny and Nellie Doherty;.€ 50 winners – Kathleen Ferry, Ann Byrne, Marie Boyle, Eileen Cafferty, Kathleen Kenny, Kathleen Boyle, Ann McHugh, Breege Boyle, Paddy Moore, Faye Moore and Bernadette Gallagher; €100 winners – Mary Mc Daid, Anne McHugh, Faye Moore, James Byrne, Patsy Martin, Margaret Gillespie, Annie Boyle, Jean Boyle, Annie Boyle, Sinead Sweeney.

Corpus Christi Procession:
Next Sunday 2nd June at the end of the11 a.m. Mass, we will process from the Church to the Grotto for Benediction (weather permitting). 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.

Riverside Vintage Club Glenties:
First Run – 1st June 2013; Leaving Bord na Mona at 1 p.m. All Vintage Vehicles are Welcome. Contact Anthony  087 791 4428 or Micheal  087 130 0834.

Thanks:
The Parents Association at St Riaghan’s National School would like to thank all those people from the area who supported their recent cake, book and bric-a-brac sale to raise funds for the school. Many thanks to the parents, who contributed cakes, books and bric-a-brac to the event, and to those who gave their time to help with the stands. A special thanks to Margaret Byrne for contributing so many pies and cakes to the event

Feile Na Finne:
Fintown Festival takes place from 31st May until the 3rd of June.
On Saturday at 10 a.m. there will be a Leisure Cycle in association with Tír Chonaill GAP C.C. At 3 p.m. there is a 5k Walk / Jog / Run Donegal Grand Prix Event. Saturday at 5.30 p.m. – at Teach Jimmy – Digger Handling Skills; Quad and Tractor Reversing Fireworks Display: At 11 p.m. a Fireworks Display will take place on the banks of Lough Finn in front of Railway Inn.
Sunday 2nd June is Family Fun Day with Bouncy Castle and Slides. There are also a Hills and Glen Honda Run, Vintage Tractor Run and Live Music with Keltic Kaos.

Thank You:
The Baskin Family would like to thank everyone who helped and supported our recent Coffee Morning in memory of our Mum (Mildred). It brought us great comfort to have so many join us for a cuppa and a chat; we appreciate all your donations, which came to a generous total of € 1100 for Ardara Parish Church.

Rossnowlagh:
The bus will not be going to Rossnowlagh on the first Tuesday of June; instead it will be going on the Feast of St. Anthony June 13th for the Blessing of the Lillies.

Thanks for Donation:
Care of the Aged, Glenties and Management of Glenties Day Centre wish to express their gratitude to Inniskeel Players for their very generous donation arising from their wonderful production of “Love Thy Neighbour” – what a lovely gesture from our neighbours in Portnoo. The production was hugely enjoyable. Our sincere thanks to all involved.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every Line € 50, every House €100. Jackpot, if not won, will be € 6,700 on Tuesday 4th June. 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 in the Glenties Community Centre will be open from 10am – 10pm from Thursday 30th June

Vacancy:
There is a vacancy on a community employment scheme in Glenties; immediate start to 20/09/2013. Fas criteria apply. For more information contact 087 9695053

First Holy Communion in Fintown:
Congratulations to Seán Ó Baoill, Aisling Ní Bhaoill, Catriona Campbell, Conor Mc Devitt, Aisling Mc Kelvey, Emma Shankey Smith, Sarah Gibbons, Sean Mc Glynn, Jack Mc Glynn, twins, Caoimhe and Ailish Mc Monagle, and Ciara Mongan who received their First Holy Communion in Fintown on Saturday 18th May 2013.

Congratulations to the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion in Glenties and Edeninfagh last weekend.

Glenties Notes 25th May 2013

Congratulations:
Congratulations to the girls from Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, who won the Ulster title in Gortakeegan, Monaghan in the Girls Primary School 5 a side Soccer Competition. They are now through to the All Ireland Final in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin next Saturday 25th May. We wish them the very best and hopefully on Saturday another All Ireland Title will be coming to Glenties and Donegal. Members of the team are – Bronagh Gallagher, Niamh O’ Donnell, Shana Quinn, Sophie Connaughton, Amy Boyle Carr, Danielle Mc Devitt, Orlaigh Mc Guinness and Niamh Agnew.

The Late Bernadette Herron:
The death took place, after a short illness, of Bernadette Herron, Letterilly, Glenties, in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, on Tuesday 7th May 2013. Her Remains were brought to the home of her son, Francis and daughter-in-law, Patricia, in Letterilly on Wednesday 8th and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. Philip Daly and Fr. John Boyce concelebrated Requiem Mass at 11a.m. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. A Reflection, written by Conor Doherty, was read by Eimear Herron. Music and singing was by John F. O’ Donnell, Kevin and Ciara Herron. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Bernadette is survived by her husband Patrick, three sons, Francis, Michael and Conal, one daughter, Bridget, grandchildren, Emily, Lara and Kellie, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Two brothers Gerard and Frank predeceased her.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre on Tuesday 14th May 2013 were – € 25 winners – Josephine Gallagher, Noreen Crattery, Mary Duffy and Stella Edwards;.€ 40 winner – Mary Duffy; € 50 winners – Annmarie Cunningham, Rosaleen Melly, Anne Whyte, Anna Cannon, Breid Roarty, Jean Sweeney, Anne Quinn, Breidin Keeney and Dolores McGowan; € 100 winners – Clair Trainor, Denise McGuire, Bernadette Gallagher, Sean Cannon, Renee Mulhern, Teresa Molloy, Clair Trainor, Carmel McHugh, Mary Duffy and Paula Hegarty; € 300 winner – Julia Molloy.

Confirmation:
Congratulations to the boys and girls who made their Confirmation in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 12th May 2013 – St Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh – Caoimhe O’Donnell, Meabh Griffin, Leah MacInnes, Danny Gallagher and Kieran Furey; Edeninfagh N.S. – Mairead Nic Ghloinn (Mairead McGlynn) Tadhg Mac Monagail (Tadhg Mc Monagle) Jake Mac a Bhaird (Jake Ward); Fintown – Oisín McKelvey, Zoe Campbell, Roisín McDevitt, Emma Gibbons, Michael Boyle and Nathan Wright; Kilkenny N.S. Emma McDyer; Scoil Mhuire:- Christopher Gallagher, Keith Kennedy, Joe O Donnell, Mark Doherty, Mark O ‘Donnell, Nathan Craig, Sean Coughlan, Mark McGlynn, Orlaigh Mc Guinness, Niamh O ‘Donnell, Danielle McDevitt, Shana Quinn, Sophie Connaughton and Amy Boyle Carr.

St. Riaghan’s N. S., Drimnacrosh:
A’ Cash for Clobber Collection’ will take place at the school on Tuesday 28th 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 27th or early Tuesday morning. 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. Empty Cash for Clobber bags are available at the school. For more information, 9551591 or email: striaghans@gmail.com

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Breege Roarty, and family, Ard McGill, Glenties on the death recently, of Breege’s brother, Martin Joseph Connor, Belmullet, Co. Mayo.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Martin Regan and family, Mill Road, Glenties on the death of Martin’s brother, Pauric Regan, Hollymount, Co. Mayo, which took place last week.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Patricia Molloy, Claire Keeney and Rosaleen Melly on the death of their sister, Bridie Hughes (nee Mc Hugh, Kilclooney), which took place recently; also to all the relatives and friends.

First Holy Communion:
Congratulations to the children, who received their First Holy Communion in St. Colmcille’ Church, Fintown.

First Holy Communion for the children of St. Riaghan’s Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will take place in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties at 11.00 a.m. Saturday 25th May. First Holy Communion for the children of Edeninfagh N.S. will take place at 12 mid-day on Sunday 26th May.

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

Mass will be celebrated in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Sunday 11th August at 3.00 p.m.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every Line € 50, every House €100. Jackpot, if not won, will be € 6,600 on Tuesday 28th 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.

Position Available:
A position is available on a community employment scheme in Glenties from now till 20/09/2013. For more information ring 087 9695053. Fas criteria apply.

Safe Pass Course:
A Safe Pass course will be held in the Highlands Hotel on Wednesday 29th May. Contact Tim on 0872458839 or Deirdre on 0866033927.

Glenties Notes 17th May 2013

Confirmation:
Congratulations to the twenty nine boys and girls who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday last in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.

First Holy Communion:
First Holy Communion for the children of St. Riaghan’s Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will take place in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties at 11.00 a.m. on Saturday 25th May. First Holy Communion for the children of Edeninfagh N.S. will take place at 12 mid-day on Sunday 26th May.

New Arrivals:
Congratulations to Carina and Austin Mahony, Buncrubog, Glenties on the birth recently of their third child, a baby sister (Kayleigh) for Jake and Cara.

Congratulations to Mary Lou and Michael Furey, Strasallagh, Glenties on the birth of their second child, a baby brother for Katie.

U / 15 Winners:
Congratulations to our U / 15team who defeated Gweedore in a very close County Gaeltacht Final in Glencolmcille on Monday 6th May.

Engagement:
Congratulations to Fionnuala Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties and Gary Dillon, Ballintubber, Co. Mayo, who got engaged last weekend in the U.S.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre on Tuesday 7th May were – € 25 winners – Mary Gallagher, Pat Molloy and John McLoone; € 40 winner – Ann Boyle; € 50 winners Bridie Doherty, Grace O’Hare, Bridie Doherty, Bridie Gallagher, P. White, Maura Gallagher, Nora McHugh, Martin Mc Taggart, Anthony Burke, Fidelma Burke, and Anne Kennedy; € 100 winners – Bridie Doherty, Margo Gallagher, Ann Doherty, Rose Boyle, Irene Langan, Bid Fletcher and Kathleen McGlynn; € 200 winner – Bernadette Gallagher; € 300 winner – Josie.

The Late Francie Breslin:
The death took place at his home on Saturday 6th April 2013 of Francie Breslin, Kilraine, Glenties. His Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Monday.8th. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by two of his sons. Burial took place in Kilraine Graveyard. He is survived by his wife Mary, four sons, James, John, Frank and Thomas, two daughters, Anne and Mary, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Francie was ninety five years of age and was the last surviving member of the family of twelve, of James and Mary Anne Breslin, Kilraine. He worked for over fifty years in Campbell’s Factory.

The Late John Gallagher:
The death took place peacefully, at his home on Sunday 21st April 2013, of John Gallagher, Mullantyboyle, Glenties. Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. Denis Quinn and Fr. Shane Gallagher concelebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music was by the St Connell’s Church Choir, of which John was a member. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. John is survived by his wife, Pauline, daughters Auveen, and Sinead, mother, Sarah, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His son Ryan predeceased him in 1994 when he was two years old. His father Josie and his brother Brendan, also predeceased him.

Cash for Clobber:
St. Riaghan’s N.S., Drimnacrosh ‘Cash for Clobber Collection’ will take place at the school on Tuesday 28th 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 27th or early Tuesday morning. 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. Empty Cash for Clobber bags are available at the school. For more information,  9551591 or email: striaghans@gmail.com

Glenties Notes 27th April 2013

Sympathy:
John Gallagher, Mullantyboyle, Glenties died at his home, after a long illness, on Sunday 21st April 2013. Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife Pauline, two daughters, Auveen and Sinead and all his relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Cleave Baskin, St. Conal’s Close, Glenties on the death of her mother, Mildred Baskin, Drimnacrosh, Glenties, who was buried in Ardara on Monday 15th April 2013; sympathy also to all other relatives and friends.

Altar Society Volunteers:
We urgently need help; if you a can spare an hour please consider joining the Alter Society teams. Contact Fr Pat at 9551117; your help would be very much appreciated.

Parish Pastoral Councils:
Two ladies are coming from Donegal Town to talk at the Masses next weekend 27th / 28th April with a view to setting up a Parish Pastoral Council in Glenties.

Drama:
Inniskeel Drama Group is back on stage again for one night only in Glenties Community Centre on Saturday 27th April at 8.30 p.m. “Love Thy Neighbour’s a romantic family drama, (with a few twists in the “tale”). Proceeds are in aid of Glenties Day Care Centre and Alzheimer’s Society. Come along and enjoy a good laugh.

Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta:
Údarás na Gaeltachta. Tá Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta á dtairiscint faoi láthair i réimse leathan ceirdeanna. Tuismitheoir nó iarrthóir gur mian leo breis eolais a fháil i dtaobh na scoláireachtaí seo déan teagmháil le: An Rannóg Oiliúna & Oideachais, Údarás na Gaeltachta, Na Forbacha, Co na Gaillimhe.. Fón: 091 503139 nó 091 503121 Roimh 07/06/2013.

First Holy Communion:
Children from Edeninfagh will receive their First Holy Communion at 12 mid-day on Sunday 26th May.
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 11a.m. on Saturday 25th May.

Confirmation:
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties, on Sunday12th May 2013 at 11.00 a.m.

Glenties Notes 11th April 2013

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Derek Molloy, Mullanmore, and Aisling Gillespie, Kilcar who were married on Saturday last in Kilcar. Derek is a son of Gerry and Martina Molloy, Mullanmore, Glenties.

New Arrival:
Congratulations to Lorraine and Sean Mc Loone, Straboy, Glenties on the birth of their second child, a baby sister for Sean Óg.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Cathal Donaghue and family, Glenties on the death recently of Cathal’s mother, Kate Donaghue, Glencolmcille. Kate lived on Main Street Glenties for a number of years before moving to Donegal to live with her daughter.

Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife, Mary, family, relatives and friends of Francie Breslin, Kilraine, Glenties, who died on Saturday 6th April and was buried in Kilraine Graveyard on Monday.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, all the relatives and friends of Sally Given, who died in London last week Sally was formerly Keeney from Tullyhoniver, Kilraine, Glenties and she was married to the late Tom Given from Main Street Glenties.

Thanks:
Glenties Care of the Aged Committee wish to thank everyone who contributed to their Easter Cake Sale and Sponsored Walk in aid of The Day Centre. Your support is gratefully appreciated.

Strictly Come Dancing:
St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties, presents “Strictly Come Dancing” on Friday 19th April. Show commences at 8 p.m. sharp. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission; Adults – €10; Students and OA Ps € 7. un – reserved seating.

Collection:
The Annual Church Gate Collection for the ‘Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind’ taken up on the weekend 16th / 17th March in Glenties, Fintown, Kilclooney and Edeninfagh amounted to € 1, 000. The Molloy Family would like to say a Heartfelt Thank You to everyone who supported this very worthy cause.

“Do This In Memory”:
The Parish Based Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion called ~“Do This In Memory” will continue next Sunday – 14th April at 11 a.m. Mass.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 2nd April were – € 25 winners – Annie Deane, Helen Mc Dyre, May Kennedy, Nora Gallagher, Kathleen Boyle, Nora O’Donnell, Patricia Molloy, Loreto O’ Brian, Roisin Harkin, and Stephen Jordan; € 50 winners – Terence Breslin, Mark Mahon, Rosemary Whelan, Daithi McGill, Margaret Murray and Loretta O’Brian; €100 winners – Kathleen Gallagher, Danny Sweeney, Mickey Herron, Carol Sweeney, Mary Kennedy, Moya Gallagher, Nora Gallagher, Sarah McGlynn and Lorraine Brennan; €300 winner – Anne Timoney; €40 winner – Cathy Connell.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every Line € 50, every House €100. Jackpot, if not won, it will be € 6,000 on Tuesday 16th April. If not won € 300 will be paid out. In-house draws.

Snooker:
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.

Glenties Notes 3rd April 2013

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 19th March were – € 25 Winners – Kathleen Boyle and Donal Brennan.; € 50 Winners – Anna Cannon, Rosaleen Melly, Yvonne Doherty, Anna Mc Dyre, Kathleen Kenny, Isabelle McLoone, Daithi McGill and Lisa Conlon; € 100 Winners – Bridie Gallagher, Winnie Long, Anne Glynn, Ann Quinn, Josie O’Donnell, Nellie McGuire, Kitty McGlynn, Sinead Burke and Mary Furey; € 500 Winner – Grace O’Hara.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line € 50, every house €100. Jackpot if not won will be € 5,900 on Tuesday 9th April. If not won € 300 will be paid. In-house draws.

Snooker:
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.

Confirmation:
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 12th May 2013 at 11.00 a.m.

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 11.00 a.m. on Saturday 25th May. Children from Edeninfagh N. S. will receive their First Holy Communion in the Church of the Holy Family at 12 Mid-Day Mass on Sunday 26th May.

Glenties Playgroup & After School:
The After School is now taking names for those interested in An Arts & Crafts Session. This will take place every Thursday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Children will be picked up from Scoil Mhuire and provided with a healthy snack on arrival. For further information ring Bridie or Kellie 9551907 or check out their Facebook Page.

Daffodil Day:
“Thank You” to the Volunteers and everyone who supported the collection on the Day. € 2, 019.69 was collected

Chiropody Clinic:
Margaret Connell, Foot Health Practitioner will hold a Chiropody Clinic in Glenties Day Centre on Monday 8th April. To arrange an appointment ring Margaret – 087 -1417180.

Glenties Notes 22nd March 2013

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 12th March were – Grace O’Hara and Mary Gallagher won € 150 each; Isobel Mc Loone, Marian Mc Guinness, Margaret Gillespie, Maura Kilbane, Marian Ward, Bridie Boyle, Daithi Mc Gill. Sean Carr and Eileen Sweeney won € 100 each; Jimmy Quinn, Mickey Herron, Maura Kilbane, Nancy Dorrian, Maureen Gildea, Patsy Martin, Bernadette Mc Devitt, Hugo Mc Dyre and Sarah Gallagher won € 50 each; Kathy Connell won € 40 and Hugo Mc Dyre and Fiona Boyle won € 25 each.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night. Every Line € 50, every House €100. Jackpot if not won on 19 / 03 / 2013 will be € 5600 on 45 numbers. If not won on the night € 300 will be paid out. In-house draws. Snooker every evening from 4-10 p.m. except Tuesday evening, when it will close at 8 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday snooker room will be open from 12 noon to 10 p.m. Any one wishing to rent a room in the hall please ring 0872679321.

Glenties Sewerage Scheme:
Cllr. Terence Slowey proposed the adoption of a report on the Glenties Sewerage Scheme at the February 20th meeting of Donegal County Council. The report was unanimously adopted. The report related to the Consultation Process laid down in the Planning & Development Regulations 2001 – 2012 with regard to the Part 8 permission for the Glenties Sewerage Scheme as follows: Amendments to means of access to approved access road to the approved pumping station and the removal of the existing treatment facility at the Clos Naomh Chonaill Housing Estate and its replacement with a new pumping station to be connected to the new public sewer.

Guitar & Bass Guitar Lessons:
Guitar & Bass Guitar Lessons – Group and One to One Lessons Available. Contact Connell  087-923 7578.

Tír Chonaill Gap Cycling Club:
Tír Chonaill Gap Cycling Club are holding a charity cycle (30 k & 60 k) and 5 K Run for Aware and Breast Cancer Research on Easter Monday at 10 a.m. from Glenties Comprehensive School. Registration is at 9 a.m. at the school. Adults € 10; U-18 € 5. All are welcome.

Glenties Day Centre Cake Sale:
The Day Centre is holding a Cake Sale in the Market Hall on Good Friday, after the Service in St.Connell’s Church. All Homemade Cakes, Breads, etc. All profits go towards the running costs of the Day Centre. Please support this worthy cause.

Easter Confessions with visiting Priests:
Sunday – 24th March – 8.00 p in Kilclooney; Monday 25th March – 8.00 p.m. in Glenties; Tuesday 26th March – 8.00 p.m. in Fintown; Wednesday 27th March – 8.00 p.m. in Ardara.

Easter Confessions in Edeninfagh:
Next Sunday ~ 24th March immediately after 12 mid-day Mass.

Killybegs Credit Union, Glenties Members Car Draw:
Killybegs Credit Union, Glenties Members Car Draw ~ 21st June. Don’t miss out, please return Car Draw Tickets before 10th June to be in with a chance to win a Brand New Car.

Preparation programme for First Holy Communion:
The Parish Based Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion called ~ “Do This In Memory” will continue Next Sunday ~ 24th March at 11 a.m. Mass.

Glenties Notes 15th February 2013

Bingo:
Winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 5th February were – Mary Furey won the jackpot of € 300; Philomena Mc Callig, Bella Boyle,(Victor), Bríd Gallagher, Ardara, Mary Boyle, Denise Maguire, Binbane, Frosses, Kathleen Mc Glynn and Martin Mc Taggart won € 100 each; Philomena Mc Cailig, Bella Boyle, Mary Furey, Mary Duffy, Marian Ward, Caitlin Boyle, Mary Boyle, Rosaleen Melly, Anne Mc Hugh, Brown Kid, Rosaleen Gallagher, Annie Boyle, Teresa Molloy, Fintown, Cathy Connell and Rose Boyle won € 50 each; Marian Ward won € 60; Bella Boyle, Patsy Martin and Margaret Byrne, Dunkineely won € 35 each.

Meeting for the Parents of the Confirmation Children:
A meeting for the Parents of the Confirmation Children of St. Riaghan’s, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire and Edeninfagh N.S. will take place in Scoil Mhuire, Glenties on Tuesday 12th February at 8.00 p.m

Meeting for the Parents of the First Holy Communion Children:
A Meeting for the Parents of the First Holy Communion Children of St. Riaghan’s Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire, will take place in Scoil Mhuire, Glenties on Monday 18th February at 8,00 p.m.

Special Olympics Collection:
Special Olympics will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend, to fund support, and provide better opportunities, for people with learning disabilities, to train & compete in many different sports.

First Holy Communion:
Children from Edeninfagh N.S. will receive their First Holy Communion in the Church of the Holy Communion at 12 mid-day Mass on Sunday 26th May.

New Mass Times for the Parish of Iniskeel
Beginning the Weekend of Saturday 23rd / Sunday 24th February

Vigil Mass Saturday Evening Fintown 6.30 p.m.

Vigil Mass Saturday Evening Glenties 7.30 p.m.

Sunday Mass Sunday Morning Glenties 8.00 a.m.

Sunday Mass Sunday Morning Fintown 10.00 a.m.

Sunday Mass Sunday Morning Glenties 11.00 a.m.

Sunday Mass Sunday Edeninfagh 12 mid-day

Enrolment at St. Riaghan’s:
Parents wishing to enrol their child at St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh for the school year 2013 / 2014 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

Enrolment at Edeninfagh N.S.:
Enrolment forms are now available at the school for the 2013 / 2014 school year. For further details ring the school on 9551663.
S.N. Éadan Fhionn Fhraoich Ghlacfar le iarratasaí lehaghaidh iontrala don scoilbhliain 2013 / 2014. Tuilleadh eolais le fáil ón scoil ag 9551663.

One Day Refreshers Occupational First Aid Course:
Naomh Conaill are organising a One Day Refreshers Occupational First Aid Course in The Clubhouse on Saturday 23rd February from 9.30 a.m.- 4.30 p.m. The cost is € 35. Anyone interested in doing this course is asked to contact Rosaleen Doherty 087 6235023 as soon as possible.

Fundraising Tea Party and Dance:
A Fundraising Tea Party and Dance will be held in Halla Cholmcille Fintown on Friday 8th March. Music is by the ever popular ‘Country Highways’. Proceeds are in aid of S.N. Cholmcille Fintown. Anyone interested in hosting a table please contact Maureen Mc Devitt on 086 6028050 or Caitlín Ní Bhaoill on 087 2431910 before the 20th of February. Your support is greatly appreciated. Every one welcome!

Glenties Notes 2nd February 2013

Mass in Rossnowlagh:
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 5th February and every first Tuesday for Mass in Rossnowlagh. The organisers wish to make an appeal for more people to join them.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9 p.m.; doors open at 8 p.m. Every Line €50, every House €100. Jackpot, if not won will be € 5000 on 45 numbers on the 5th February. If Jackpot is not won on the night € 300 will be paid out; Inhouse Draws. Snooker room will be open from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. every evening except Tuesday. Snooker room will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 10 p.m. Bowls is on, every Monday evening from 8 p.m. and Ti Chi is on, every Wednesday at 8 p.m.-9 p.m. Drama for all ages is on every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Awards:
Congratulations to Amy Boyle Carr, from Scoil Mhuire who won the ‘Primary School Girl’s Award’ at the ‘Donegal Sports Awards’ function in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny last Friday night. This was for her outstanding achievements in Gaelic, Soccer and Athletics in 2012. Amy is a daughter of Paul and Caroline Carr, Clós Naomh Conal, Tullyard Road, Glenties.

Congratulations also to Jim Mc Guinness, who received ‘Manager of the Year Award’.

Donegal Person of the Year:
Congratulations to Jim Mc Guinness who has been selected as 2012 Donegal Person of the Year by the Donegal Association in Dublin.

New Record:
Congratulations to Dr. John E. Ward, a scientist from Glenties, who has set a new NASA long duration Balloon record in Antarctica recently. John is a son of J.P. and the late Kathleen Ward, Station Road, Glenties.

New Arrival:
Congratulations to Evelyn and Charlie Mc Manus, Stranaglough, Glenties on the birth of their second child, a baby sister (Réiltín) for Seárlait. Evelyn is a daughter of Michael and Mary Ward, Straboy Glenties

P.T.A.A. Collection:
The local branch of the P.T.A.A. wish to thank everyone who gave so generously to the recent annual collection.

Legion of Mary Meeting:
Legion of Mary Meeting will take place in the Sacristy after 7.30 p.m. Mass on Wednesdays. New members welcome.

Collection:
The Pro-life Church Gate Collection taken up recently in Glenties amounted to € 530. The Pro-life Church Gate Collection taken up recently in Edeninfagh amounted to € 130. Thank you most sincerely to everyone who made a donation.

Jiving Classes:
Jiving Classes will recommence in the Highlands Hotel on Monday 4th February 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Admission is € 5. Come along and learn to Jive, Foxtrot, Waltz, Quick Step, and Line Dance. Experienced Tutors. Have a great night’s fun and exercise. It is not necessary to bring a partner.

Tír Chonaill Gap Cycling Club:
The “Club Cycles” commence this Sunday – 27th January, from Glenties Community Centre, leaving at 9.30 a.m. Please arrive at the Community Centre on or before 9.20 a. m. All members welcome.

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

First Confession:
First Confession for the First Holy Communion Children will take place in the Big Chapel on Friday 26th April at 8 p.m.