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Glenties Notes 6th June 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 9th May 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glenties Notes 3rd May 2012

First Holy Communion
Congratulations to the boys and girls from St. Riaghan’s, Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire, who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday last.

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 24th April were – Rosaleen Melly won € 300; Cathy Connell, Nancy Dorrian, Terence Breslin, Rosemary Whelan, May Kennedy, Ann Marie Cunningham, Sally Mc Callaig, Sally Mc Hugh and Michael Doherty won € 100 each; Emer O’ Donnell won € 60; Donal Brennan, Breege Roarty, Anne Moy, Hannah Sweeney, Fidelma Burke, Marian Ward, Maggie O’ Donnell, Mary Mc Dermott, Catherine Ferry and Sarah Mc Glynn won € 50 each; Anthony Burke, and Eileen Gallagher won € 25 each.

Class of ’75 Reunion
The Comprehensive School Class of 1975 Reunion is confirmed for Friday 3rd August 2012. Full details will be available on www.ardara.ie and www.glenties.ie

Community Employment Scheme
General workers are wanted for Tidy Towns Community Employment Scheme commencing in mid June; FÁS criteria applies; Contact 086-1209524.

Important Public Meeting
There will be a Public meeting on Friday 4th May in the Community Centre, Glenties starting at 8 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is, to get the views of the Community on changing the date of the Harvest Fair Day from the 12th September to the 2nd Saturday in September, thus having the Fair on a weekend every year, enabling people who are away from home to come home for the fair.

The Late Annie Maguire
Fr. Shane Gallagher celebrated Requiem Mass on Wednesday morning 25th April 2012 for Annie Maguire (wife of the late Packie Maguire, Glen Road, Glenties) and their son, Patrick Hugh, who predeceased her. Annie died on 10th November 2011 and her Ashes and her son’s were brought home for burial with her husband. Family members did the Readings and Prayers of the Faithful. She is survived by one daughter Ann, sons, Barney, Kevin, Danny and Eugene, grandchildren, in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Another son, Jimmy, also predeceased her.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Helen Mc Dyre and family Letterilly, Glenties, on the death of Helen’s mother, Mary Boyle, Drimladrid, Lettermacaward, which took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Monday 2nd April; also to all the relatives and friends.

Collections
The Donegal Branch of the Diabetes Federation wishes to thank everyone who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection. The amount raised was € 670. Your support is greatly appreciated.

The Multiple Sclerosis Church Gate Collection held recently amounted to € 685. A very sincere thank you to all who contributed so generously.

The recent Irish Kidney Association Church Gate Collection amounted to € 800. Thank you to everyone who made a contribution.

Glenties Notes 25th April 2012

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

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 17th April were – Brown Kid won the Jackpot of €400; John Mc Loone, Ann Marie Gillen, Dooey, Jean Boyle, Anna Mc Dyre, Nellie Maguire, James Byrne, Maas, Sally Mc Hugh, Michael Doherty, Paddy Doherty and Michael Mc Brearty won € 100 each; Robert Freeborn won € 60; Teresa Mc Kelvey, Anne Furey, Cathy Connell, Mary Kennedy, Patricia O’ Connell, Anthony Burke, Mary Doherty, John Boyle, Ryan Hunter, Elizabeth Buckley and Margaret Murray won € 50 each.

Snowball
From Tuesday 24th April the Glenties Community Centre are starting a ‘Snowball’ on the Jackpot at their weekly Bingo. The Snowball will start at €1000 on 45 numbers. If not won, € 300 will be paid on the house. The Snowball will increase by €100 every week until it is won. Every line is €50; every house except snowball is €100. For further information contact 087 2679321.

Congratulations
Congratulations to 18-year-old singer / songwriter Riaghan O’Callaghan, who won top prize in the Opportunity Knocks Competition in Donegal Town recently. She also won the Borders Got Talent competition last year. Riaghan is a daughter of Tony and Angela O’Callaghan, Kilraine, Glenties.

Congratulations also to the ‘Man in Black’ gang from Glenties and Ardara who came second in the Opportunity Knocks Competition.

Collection
The Donegal Down Syndrome Church Gate Collection will take place next weekend.

Thanks
Naomh Conaill Ladies would like to thank everyone who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection. A total of € 905 was raised. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Glenties Community T.V.
The Committee would like to thank all those who paid € 10 at the Craft Shop, and to remind others that they can still pay by this method. If they do not wish to pay by this method, the committee will be out collecting within the next few weeks.

Annual Biddy Devine Memorial Walk
The Annual Walk in aid of The Kidney Dialysis Unit, Letterkenny Hospital will take place on Saturday 21st July. For further information contact Frankie on 087-9186261 or Mary on 9551170.

Mass in Rossnowlagh
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 1st May and every first Tuesday for Mass in Rossnowlagh. The organisers wish to make an appeal for more people to join them.

Naomh Conaill Girls
Congratulations to our U – 14 Girls team who beat Termon and St. Eunan’s in Termon on Sunday last, to win the Feile County Final. They are now through to the All Ireland Final in Laois later on. This is the second year in succession that the Naomh Conaill Girls are representing Donegal in the All Ireland Final. Well done Girls!

Ladies County Minors
Best wishes to the Ladies County Minor team who are in the Ulster Final on the 19th May, with Glenties girl Alanah Mc Donnell on the Panel.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife Mary B., (formerly Gildea, The Rock, Glenties), extended family, relatives and friends of Roy Sabine, Meenahalla, who died in Killybegs Hospital on Sunday last.

Glenties 1st Annual Busking Festival Weekend
A Busking Festival will take place in Glenties on Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June; € 3,500 in Prize money; Open to all buskers. Contact Anne on 087-6944228 for more information and registration.

Public Meeting
There will be a Public meeting on Friday 4th May in the Community Centre starting at 8 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is, to get the views of the Community on changing the date of the Harvest Fair Day from the 12th September to the 2nd Saturday in September, thus having the fair on a weekend every year, enabling people who are away from home to come home for the fair.

Tourist Office
Glenties Museum and Heritage Centre intend to open a local Tourist Office in the Museum when it re-opens for the season on 14th May 2012. All local tourist providers e.g. B & Bs, Hotels, Self Catering, Sports and Recreational providers are asked to leave supplies of their brochures either at the Museum, which is presently open on Wednesdays only or with Aidan Campbell.

Glenties Notes 11th April 2012

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Sylvia Briody, The Rock, Glenties, who died last Thursday 5th April and was buried in Glenties on Easter Sunday 8th April.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Mannix Boyle, Mill Road, Glenties, who died at his home and was buried after Requiem Mass on Good Friday 6th April.

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 3rd April were – Mary Mc Mahon, Fintown won the Jackpot of €400; Isobel Mc Loone won €150; Brenda Reid, Kate Mc Cole, Dungloe, Carmel Fitzgerald, Sally Mc Guigan, Kathleen Mc Gill, Nancy Mc Gill and Fiona Gallagher won €100; Anthony Burke, B. Doherty, Fintown, Bridie Gallagher, Terence Breslin, Sean Carr, Bridie Mc Dermott, Leticia Doherty, Breda Gallagher, Leticia Doherty and Mary Duddy won €50; Patricia White, Sean Maloney and Lisa Coughlan won €35; Mary Kennedy and Sally Mc Grenra won €25 and Eileen Gallagher won €20.

Collection
The St. Vincent de Paul Society Church Gate Collection for Uganda amounted to € 595. The Society wishes to thank everyone who contributed.

First Aid Course
There will be a Paediatric First Aid Course held in Glenties soon. This is a One Day Course and will be held on a Saturday or Sunday depending on numbers and dates available. If anyone is interested please contact Patricia on 087 9715723. The cost will be €45.

Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion
The Parish Based Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion called “Do This in Memory” will continue on Sunday 22nd April at 11 a.m. Mass.

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

Glenties Notes 9th February 2012

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 31st January were – John Mc Loone and Anne Davison won € 200 each. Maura Kilbane, Anne Furey, Denise Campbell, Bridget Mc Cabe, Frosses, Bridget Mc Cabe, Frosses, Brenda Reid, Sarah Mc Glynn and L. Doherty won € 100 each. Bridie Boyle, John O’ Donnell, Norah Gallagher, Eileen Maguire, Mary Ward, Fidelma Burke, Annie Deane, Rose Mc Fadden, Paddy Mc Gill, Nan Doherty and B. Fitzpatrick won € 50 each. Emily Thompson won € 40. Paddy Moore, Anne White, Bernadette Gallagher, John O’ Donnell, Teresa Molloy and Shaun Maloney won € 25 each.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Joe Boyle formerly of Glen Road, Glenties who died recently in Canada. Joe was a brother of the late Eugene Boyle, Glen Road.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family and all the relatives and friends of Charlie Deacy, Quay Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo, who died on Thursday 26th January 2012 in CastlebarHospital. Charlie came to Glenties as an Inspector in 1973. He was promoted to Superintendent in 1980 and was transferred to Letterkenny. He returned to Glenties as permanent Superintendent in 1981 where he remained until 1988, when he was transferred to Ballina. He lived on the Ardara Road, Glenties before he built his new home on the Glen Road. He is survived by his wife Maura, three daughters, Evelyn Caroline and Regina and one son, Cathal.

Charity Ceilí
A Charity Ceilí will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 18th March. Dancing is from 9 p.m. – 12. Music is by The Long Note and admission is €10 (including supper). All proceeds will go to – Palliative Care Team, Donegal Hospice

Naomh Conaill C.I.G. Presentation Night
A Hot Buffet and Dance will take place in the Highlands Hotel Glenties on Saturday 18th February at 8 p.m. Music is by ‘Derailed’. Tickets are € 20 and are available in the Paperstop, The Co-op and The Craft Gallery.

Volunteers Wanted
The Glenties Community Action Group is looking for volunteers to help organise events in the town, i.e. St Patrick’s Day Parade, Music Festival etc. Please contact Carmel on 087 9307423.

Collection – Thanks
The Bluestack Special Needs Foundation Church Gate Collection, taken up recently, amounted to € 565 in Glenties and € 110 in Edeninfagh. Thank You to everyone who made a contribution.

Chiropody Clinic
There will be chiropody clinic in the Glenties Day Centre on Monday 13th February. Ring Margaret on 087 1417180 for appointment.

Zumba Fitness Classes in Glenties
Every Tuesday Morning at 10.45 a.m. & Every Wednesday Evening at 7 p.m. in the Community Centre, Glenties. Zumba exercises include music with fast and slow rhythms. The music comes from dance styles including cumbia, salsa, merengue, mambo, flamenco, chachacha & reggaeton. You don’t need a partner or to be a good dancer to Zumba, just follow my simple moves & before you know it, you’ll be getting a great cardio workout in a fun party atmosphere!! Wear runners, comfortable clothes & bring a bottle of water. Dance breakdowns during every class so you can join in at your own pace. Enquiries to; Bridget on 087 913 0558 or on Facebook: Zumbardara.

Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion
The Parish based Programme for First Holy Communion called – “Do This in Memory” will continue Next Sunday – 12th February at 11 a.m. Mass.

Kilkenny National School
Enrolment Forms for the School Year 2012 / 2013 are available at the school now. Telephone 9544270.

St. Riaghan’s N. S. Drimnacrosh
Enrolment Forms are available from the School Office from Monday 6th February until Monday 13th February. Children will be invited to experience School Life at a later date in June.

Scoil Mhuire
Enrolment Day for Scoil Mhuire takes place on Friday 10th February between 1.30 p.m. and 3 .00 p.m. You may bring your child to see his / her new classroom and perhaps meet a few new friends.

Glenties Community T.V. – Regarding Payments
The payment of the € 10 can be made to Martin Breslin, The Craft Gallery on Main Street, Glenties.

Special Olympics
Special Olympics will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February. Special Olympics rely on this collection to help them raise the necessary funds to continue their work with existing athletes.

Art Classes
Johnny Boyle Art Classes have begun again in the Highlands Hotel on Tuesday Nights at 8.00 p.m.

Marie Keating Information Bus Cancellation
Unfortunately the Marie Keating Cancer Information Mobile Unit will NOT be in Ardara on 14th February.

Glenties Notes 14th December 2011

Straboy Wind Farm
A public Awareness Meeting to discuss the Implications and Possible Drawbacks to the Residents and the Local Areas in regard to the Straboy Wind Farm will take place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 18th December at 7.30 p.m.

The New Playground
The Committee of the New Playground, Glen Road would like to thank everyone who supported their recent Draw. Your support is very much appreciated. Prize winners were – 1st prize – John J. Mc Loone, Mully; 2nd Prize – Cian Doherty, Narin Road; 3rd Prize – Barbara Boyle, Glen Road; 4th Prize – Anna Mc Namee, Aghyaran and 5th Prize – Adrian Nesbitt, c/o Highlands Hotel.

Christmas Confessions
Confessions with a number of visiting Priests will take place in Glenties on Monday 19th December at 8.p.m. Tuesday 20th December in Fintown & Kilclooney at 8 p.m. and Ardara on Wednesday 21st December at 8 p.m.

Care of the Aged Collection
The Care of the Aged annual Church Gate Collection will take place before all the Masses next weekend Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December.

Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion
A Parish based Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion called – “Do This in Memory” will begin next Sunday 18th December at 11 a.m. Mass, The Programme is for children making their First Holy Communion on 28th April 2012. The Liturgy next Sunday will be prepared by the Parents of the Children and it will involve an Enrolment Ceremony for both the Parents and the Children. A Special Area called the Kid Zone will be marked off in the Church for the Parents and the Children. This Programme will continue on one Sunday every month from January until June.

Bingo
Bingo takes place in the Community Centre, Glenties every Tuesday night at 9.00 p.m. Doors open at 8.00 p.m. Every Line is € 50, every House is € 100 and the Jackpot is € 400. Christmas spot prizes will be given out on Tuesday 20th December and New Year prizes will be given out on 27th December. Snooker Tables open every evening except Tuesday from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Committee would like to thank everyone for their continued support and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The winners at the Big Bingo on Tuesday 6th December were – Fidelma Burke won the Jackpot of € 2,000. T. Boyle, Majella Boyle, May Kennedy, Peter Duffy, Patsy Martin, Imelda Gallagher, Ann Breslin, Patricia Campbell and Lisa Coughlan won € 300 each. Ann Mc Hugh and Packie Sweeney won € 150 each. Imelda Gallagher, Yvonne Doherty, Caroline Kee, Paula Hegarty, Cathy Gildea, Patsy Martin, Darragh Gallagher, Anne Furey, James Quinn and Charlie Mc Hugh won € 100 each. Mary Whelan and Elizabeth Buckley won € 50 each. Anne Quinn and Anthony Burke won € 25 each.

Glenties Notes 23rd November 2011

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday November 15th were – Carmel Fitzgerald won the Jackpot of € 400. Kathleen Kenny, Rose Boyle, Sally Mc Guigan, Ann Furey, Maura Kilbane, Charlie Mc Carron, Seamus Gallagher, A. Fitzpatrick and Margaret Brennan won € 100 each. Nellie Doherty, Maureen Gildea, Bid Fletcher, Brenda Gallagher, Marian Davidson, Maria Boyle, Martin Quinn, Natasha Doherty, Nelly Mc Geehan, Brid Gallagher Mary Bonner and Nan Doherty won € 50 each. Breege Gallagher, Breege Roarty, Bridie Boyle and J.J. Mc Cole won € 25 each. The Community Centre Committee wish to thank everyone for their continued support. Snooker downstairs in the Centre every evening except Tuesday from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

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

Parish Social
The Glenties Parish Social for all the Senior Citizens of the area will take place on Sunday 4th December at 3 p.m. in the Highlands Hotel. The support of the public would be very much appreciated from 5.30 p.m. onwards.

First Holy Communion 2012
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 28th April 2012.

Collection
Glenties Community Alert Committee would like to thank you for your generous contributions to their Church Gate Collection in Glenties, which amounted to € 623.79. They also wish to thank the people of Edeninfagh for their generous contributions, which amounted to € 116.21.