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Glenties Notes 22nd October 2014

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Bella Mc Gill and family, Main Street, Glenties, on the death on Wednesday 15th October 2014 of Bella’s sister, Peggy Rooney, College Farm Road, Letterkenny; (formerly O’Donnell, Mullinamina, Glenties), also to Peggy’s family and all other relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended and to Eamonn Boyle, Meenalargan, Glenties on the death of his sister, Mamie Kennedy, Ard Conal, Ardara, which took place on Thursday 16th October 2014; also to Mamie’s family and all other relatives and friends.

Glenties Community Action Group
Glenties Gets Ready for Halloween: Following on from the successful Harvest Fair Festival we are now busily preparing for the annual Halloween celebrations on the October Bank Holiday Weekend. The weekend will begin at 4 p.m. for kids, on Friday 24th with Ghost Walks along the spooky roads of Altar in Glenties, and at 7 p.m. for adults. On Saturday 25th the Kids Parade & Halloween Disco takes place in the Community Centre at 4 p.m.; followed at 9 p.m. by the return of the Fireworks Display, so enjoyed last year, with viewing from the Comp. Sports Field, buckets will be available for donations at this event. Then on Sunday 26th the now famous Glenties Halloween Parade and Ball takes centre stage, with the Main Street being overtaken by ghouls and goblins, and the Highlands Hotel being the venue for all the monsters to gather for the Ball. Proceedings begin at 10 p.m.; and a prize fund of € 2,000 is on offer for the best dressed participants and scariest parade floats, so get designing and making now, it’s just a week away and remember – Glenties is the best, and only place, to celebrate your Halloween. Updates will be posted on the Glenties Community Action Group Facebook page and the Glenties Halloween Weekend Facebook page and on Twitter @GlentiesCAG, so keep checking for further details

Table Quiz:
A Table Quiz in aid of St. Connell’s Museum will take place in Phelan’s Bar on Friday 24th October at 10 p.m.

Church Gate Collection:
The Church Gate Collection for The Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital taken up in Glenties amounted to € 869.40. The Church Gate Collection for The Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital taken up in Edeninfagh amounted to € 83.00. Thanks to all who subscribed to the collections.

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

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

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

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

Bowls:
Bowls every Monday night.

Bingo Winners:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 14th October were – € 25 Winners – Mary Kennedy, Pauline Mc Geehan; €50 Winners – Julia Molloy, Nan Doherty, Johnny O’ Donnell, Patricia Molloy, Natalie Mc Devitt, Fiona Boyle, Breege Roarty, Ann Kennedy, Mary Doherty, Jamsie Byrne, Maureen Gildea, Breege Boyle, Mary Doherty and Nancy Dorrian; € 60 Winner – Mary Gazley, €100 Winners – Isobella Mc Loone, Sandra Moore, Annie Boyle, Christine Mc Cool, Kathleen Mc Menamin, Isobella Mc Loone, Sally Mc Hugh and Mary Boyle; € 300 Winner – Nora Gallagher.

Glenties Notes 21st October 2010

Cash for Clobber
Scoil Mhuire N.S. Glenties is having a ‘Cash for Clobber’ collection on Thursday 21st October.  Filled bags (bin liner size) can be brought to the school until school closes on the day.  This is a good way to get rid of unwanted clothing, paired shoes, curtains, linens, old handbags and belts and is in keeping with the ‘Green Schools Initiative’.  The school will receive € 4 for each well filled bag, which will go towards school funds.  Your contributions are greatly appreciated.  For further information please contact the school at 074 9551521.

New Arrival
Congratulations to Bernie and Ronan Molloy, Mill Road, Glenties on the birth recently of their third child, a baby brother (Jack) for Hannah and Adam

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 12th October were – Rosaleen Melly won the Jackpot of € 400.  Brid Gallagher, Nan Doherty, Sally Mc Hugh, Paula Hegarty, Nancy Shovlin, Paddy Joe Gallagher, Rose Browne, Agnes Mc Mahon, Ann Kennedy and Mary Gallagher won € 100 each.  Bella Boyle, Ann Byrne, Hugh Gallagher, Elizabeth Buckley, Mary Furey, Josie Gallagher, Isobel Mc Loone, Carmel Doherty and John Molloy, Fintown won € 50 each.  Lettie Doherty, Margaret Murray, Helen Mc Dyre and Rosemary Whelan won € 25 each.

Thanks
Leo and Annette Mc Loone, all their family and bar staff at Leo’s Bar, Glenties would like to thank everyone for their support with the BBQ, which was held on August 1st.   € 2,000 was raised for the C.C.U. in Letterkenny Hospital.  Thanks to everyone who helped in any way to make it a success.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to John Melly and family, Glenties on the death last week of John’s sister, Sadie Mc Monagle, Boyoughter, Lettermacaward; also to all the relatives and friends.  Sadie and her husband Michael lived in Glenties for a number of years, where Roddy’s Bar is now.

Christmas Lights Halloween Ball
The Annual Halloween Ball in aid of the Christmas Lights will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 24th October.  Music is by Guilty of Rhythm.  Doors will open at 10 p.m.  Face Painting in the Hotel from 7 p.m.  There will be cash prizes for the best individual and group costumes.

Carnival Parade
The Carnival Parade will start from the Community Centre at 9 p.m.

Children’s Fancy Dress Parade & Family Fun Evening
On Saturday 23rd October there will be a family fun evening, with a Fancy Dress parade for the children from the Community Centre and afterwards to the Hotel ballroom for some Halloween treats.  There will be Face Painting in the hotel before the parade.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to John Melly and family, Glenties on the death last week of John’s sister, Sadie Mc Monagle, Boyoughter, Lettermacaward; also to all the relatives and friends.  Sadie and her husband Michael lived in Glenties for a number of years, where Roddy’s Bar is now.

Swimming Lessons in Ballyshannon
West Coast Cormorants are running an eight week session in Ballyshannon Leisure Centre, starting on Tuesday 2nd November.  This session offers swimming lessons for beginners, improvers and higher levels.  This is a valuable opportunity for children to work for an Irish Water Safety Swim Award.  Application forms will be available in the usual outlets in Glenties and Ardara and should be returned by Wednesday 20th October, no later than Friday 22nd October.  Costs will be kept to a minimum this year, at € 85 per child, including travel, pool and certificate.  Parents please note: this is a voluntary, community-run club and we need each of you to supervise the bus on one occasion during the term.  For further details, please contact 086 0782699.

Collection
Self Help Africa Church Gate Collection will be taken up before the Masses next weekend.

Parenting Course
A Positive Parenting Course will be held in St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, beginning on Wednesday 20th October.  The course will be run over a six week period, every Wednesday for two hours (excluding Wednesday 27th October- Mid Term Break) between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.  There will be a break for tea / coffee during each two hour session.  This course, which is delivered by the H.S. E. is open to all parents of Primary School Children and is free of charge.  Subjects covered are Communication, Self-Esteem, Resilience and Behavioural Issues.  Please contact the school at 9551591.

Friends of Letterkenny Hospital
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the collection on the Harvest Fair Day in Glenties.  The amount raised was € 643.72c.

Novena of Masses for the Dead
Every Mass from Tuesday 2nd November until Wednesday 10th November in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties and The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh will be a Mass for the Dead.  Special envelopes will be available at the door of the Church next weekend.

Coffee Morning
Edeninfagh N.S. will hold a Coffee Morning in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital tomorrow, Friday 22nd October, beginning at 10.30 a.m.  Donations will be accepted at the school on the day.  Everyone is welcome.

Fintown parish Bazaar
The Annual Bazaar will take place in Ballinamore School next Sunday 24th October at 2.30 p.m.  There will be some great prizes.  Your support would be much appreciated.

Glenties Notes 7th October 2010

County Champions
Congratulations to the Boys in Blue who, last Sunday evening, 3rd October 2010, for the second time, brought the Dr. Maguire Cup to Glenties.  Well done to them and to everyone who helped them get this far.  A huge cavalcade of cars accompanied them on their way home and bonfires were lit along the road.  A few stops had to be made, as people were out in Brockagh, Fintown and other areas to greet them.  Another crowd gathered in the town to welcome them.

Mary Quinn Memorial Cup
Aoife Mc Donnell, Captain of the Ladies Team, who won the All Ireland Ladies Intermediate Final and some of her team mates, brought the Cup to her home town on Tuesday.  They visited Scoil Mhuire, where she got her Primary education and St. Columba’s Comprehensive School where she received her Secondary education.  They also visited the Day Centre in Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent.  Later in the evening most of the team were in town, where they received a tremendous reception.  A very large crowd was there to greet them and congratulate them.

Walsh / Dooley Wedding
Tara Dooley and Neil Walsh were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 25th September 2010.  Fr. Nigel O’ Gallachóir Dungloe officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass.  Tara is a daughter of John and Adele Dooley, Narin Road, Glenties and Neil is a son of Danny and Mary Walsh, Sheskinarone, Dungloe.  Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Deborah, Colleen and Tamahine Dooley were her bridesmaids.  Danny Walsh, brother of the groom was bestman.  Enda Walsh, cousin of the groom and Conor Dooley, brother of the bride were groomsmen.  Sarah Walsh, niece of the groom was a flowergirl.  Readings were by Karl, brother of the bride and Bella Ward, friend of the bride and groom.  Lorraine Furey, Mairéad Costello, Julie Mc Namara, Sharon O’Sullivan, Jane Quinlisk, Deirdre O’Donnell and Jacinta Furey, friends of the bride read Prayers of the Faithful.  Adele Dooley, mother of the bride and Rosie O’ Donnell, cousin of the groom brought the Gifts to the Altar.  A friend of the bride Joetto Schalla from the U.S.A. read a Reflection after Communion.  Music and singing was by Cliodhna Henna.  The reception was held in the Mill Park Hotel, Donegal Town and the honeymoon was spent in Tunisia.

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 28th September were – Christine Mc Cool won the Jackpot of € 400.  May Kennedy, Ann Mc Hugh, Breege Gallagher, Michael Mc Ginley, Sandra Moore, Sarah Mc Glynn, Margaret Murray, Mary Ellen Bonner, Nan Doherty and Leticia Doherty won € 100 each.  Christine Mc Cool, Sean Carr, Kathleen Boyle, Nora Gallagher, Sally Mc Guigan, Maura Mc Geehan and Kathleen Griffin won € 50 each.  Mary Mc Mahon, May Kennedy, Nora Mc Hugh and James Gallagher won € 25 each.  Bridie Boyle, Pauline Mc Geehan and Joseph Martin won € 20 each.

Confirmation
The Sacrament of Confirmation for the Parish of Iniskeel will be administered for 5th & 6th Classes in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 10th April 2011 at 11 a.m.

Annie Behan
The death took place at the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny of Annie Behan, Ard Patrick, Glenties on Friday 24th September 2010.  Her Remains were brought home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday.  Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass at 12.30 p.m.  Readings and Prayers of the Faithful were by Annie’s grandchildren.  Her son John and daughter Breid brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by Pat and John F. O’Donnell and Ben and Laura Craig.  Burial took place in the New Graveyard.  Annie is survived by daughters, Eileen, Marie, Ann and Breid, one son John, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.  Her husband Tommy predeceased her 37 years ago.  Three brothers, Barney, James and Patrick also predeceased her.

Charlie Browne
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Monday 27th September 2010 of Charlie Browne, (native of Daraghan), Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties.  His Remains were brought to his daughter’s home on Tuesday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday morning.  Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass at 11 a.m.  Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by John F. O’ Donnell and Sinead Finn.  Burial took place in the New Graveyard.  Charlie is survived by his wife, Ann, daughter, Mary, son, John, sister, Mary, grandchildren, in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Valerie Goldie
The death took place of Valerie Goldie nee Gildea, Derby, U.K. formerly of Mill Road, Glenties on Wednesday 22nd September 2010 after a courageous battle against cancer. Daughter of the late Sofia & Phonsie Gildea, Mill Road. Valerie is survived by her partner Ralph, her son David, his partner Chantal & grandson Kieran, sisters Fidelma & Marina, brothers Martin & Neilly & their families, sister-in-law Eileen & family of her late brother John. The funeral took place on Friday 1st Oct 2010 at St Thomas Church, Ilkeston Derby, followed by cremation at Bramcote Crematoriam. Her ashes will be scattered on the family grave in The New Graveyard, Glen Rd, Glenties. Date to be arranged. Sincere sympathy is offered to all the family & friends.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to the Byrne family, Maas on the death last week in England of their brother, Danny; also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to James, Glen Road, John, Church Road and Eddie Gallagher, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties on the death of their aunt, Philomena Maguire, Edergole, Ardara, which took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Friday 1st October 2010; also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the nieces, nephews and all the relatives and friends of Terence Byrne (formerly of Kilraine, Glenties), who died in England last week.

Christmas Lights – Halloween Ball
The Annual Halloween Ball to help fund the Glenties Christmas Lights is less than three weeks away, so it is time to get your thinking caps on and get your costumes ready for the Fancy Dress Ball.  It will take place again this year in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 24th October.

Playgroup / Afterschool
The New Afterschool Club is now open.  Homework Club, Stained Glass, Cooking and T-Shirt Printing, Various Indoor / Outdoor Games and Activities are also available.  To book call us now on 074-9551907.  (Detailed brochure of activities in local shops for October).  Price per hour session is € 3.40.  Discounted price is € 1.70.

Playschool
If your child was born between 2nd February 2006 and 30th June 2007 Free Playschool places are still available for morning session.  For further information contact Bridie Tel. 074-9551907.

Warmer Homes Scheme
The MFG Warmer Homes Scheme funded by SEAL provides attic and cavity wall insulation to all private households in receipt of fuel allowance living in Glenties and Ardara.  Referrals are also accepted from all health professionals, MABS or St. Vincent de Paul.  This is a free service.

Glenties Variety Concert
Local talent is required for a variety concert to be held in the Highlands Hotel on November 12th.  Anyone out there, young or not so young who would like to take part, don’t be shy call Brigid on 9551824 today.

Christmas Market in Glenties
There will be a Christmas market held in the Highlands Hotel on the 12th and 19th December 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  We are hoping to provide a range of home baked goods, art, crafts, homegrown produce, knitwear, etc.  Anyone wishing to book a stall and sell their goods should attend the meeting in the Highlands Hotel on Thursday 7th October at 7 p.m. or contact the following for more details:- Belinda Boyle – 087 9102157, Julie Dawson – 086 0744489, Catherine Nethercoat – 085 7771160 or Rosa Flannery – 087 7751870.