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Glenties Notes 8th October 2014

Glenties Community Action Group::
“We wish to sincerely thank everyone who played a part in our recent successful Harvest Fair Festival. To all our sponsors, local businesses, stall holders, craftspeople and farmers, who helped create such a great atmosphere, a heartfelt thank you also to the local Gardaí, and County Council Personnel, for the road closures and street cleaning. A special thank you to all those who entered floats in the parade an helped with the Wild West Theme, and to all our musicians and entertainers thank you also. Finally to all the people of Glenties and beyond who turned out in such number and created such a buzz, thank you for your support and appreciation. We now turn our attention to our Halloween Weekend on the October Bank Holiday weekend, and hope for similar success and crowds as we saw at the Harvest Fair. Thank you to everyone again.”

Annual Church Gate Collection:
The Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection on next weekend Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October.

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties, on Sunday 15th March 2015 at 11.00 a.m.

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

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

Tai Chi:
Tai Chi every Wednesday night 8pm -9.30pm.

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

Bowls every Monday night.

Drama Classes:
Drama Classes begins 6th November 2014.

The Collection for the Irish Heart Foundation, taken up in Edeninfagh, last Sunday, amounted to € 85.00. Thanks to all who subscribed.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre Glenties on Tuesday 30th September were – € 25 Winners – Kay Gallagher, Nora Gallagher, Bid Fletcher, Ann Byrne, Philomena Mc Callig and Molly Harkin; € 50 Winners – Roisin Harkin, Mary Gazley, Mary Mc Cauley, Molly Harkin, Josie Martin, Sonny Mc Dyer, Ann Mc Hugh, Rosemary Whelan, Carmel Fitzgerald and Ann Quinn; € 100 Winners – Cissie Meehan, Rose Byrne, Breege Roarty, Rose Boyle, Cathy Connell, Tara Gallagher, Eileen Gallagher, Breid Gallagher and Mary Gough; € 300 Winner – Bridget Mc Ginley.

Mission Sunday:
Sunday 19th October is Mission Sunday, organised each year by the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Our spiritual and material offerings are crucial for the continued work of missionaries throughout the world. There will be a 2nd Envelope Collection for Mission Sunday. The total raised in the Collection will be sent in its entirety to support mission projects worldwide.

Message from World Missions Ireland:
The Theme for Mission Sunday in Ireland this year is ‘That they may have life’ life in all its richness and dignity; The richness of knowing the Gospel and Jesus Christ, and the dignity of having food to eat, a roof to sleep under, and work to go to. Through their work, our missionaries strive to make all this a reality for the people they serve. We are invited to reflect on our call to bring Christ to others, while remembering to pray and to assist the young churches that they may have the spiritual and financial resources to grow and in turn announce the Good News. For further information on the world of the Propagation of the Faith see the website

Positions Available:
CE Positions available at the Dolmen Centre Kilclooney. – Vacancies are 5 General workers at the Dolmen Centre and 2 Day Care Assistants required in Glenties. Contact Stephen at the Dolmen Centre on 074 9545010 or email DSP Criteria Applies.

Glenties Notes 3rd July 2014

Graveyard Mass:
Mass will be celebrated in the New Graveyard, Glenties next Sunday 6th July at 3.00 p.m.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the following who have been bereaved recently – Anne Mc Gill Breslin, Straboy, Glenties on the death of her father, Packie Mc Gill Fintown; Margaret Gillespie, Mill Road and Eithne Mc Loone, Cleengort, Glenties on the death of their nephew, Oliver Breslin, Monargan, Ardara; the relatives and friends of Liam Brennan, Beaghmore, Fintown and to Peggy Mc Dyre, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, formerly Kilraine, Glenties on the death of her son Alex; also to all other family members, relatives and friends.

Rally Winners:
Congratulations to Declan and Brian Boyle on their wonderful achievement of winning the Donegal International Rally – the second time in the history of the rally that it has been won by an all Donegal crew.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo on every Tuesday night in The Community Centre. Jackpot stands at € 1, 000.

Snooker room is open from10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd is seeking new participants for their new scheme starting 22 Sept 2014. FAS Criteria Applies. Those interested please contact Mary on 087 9695053.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 24th June 2014 were – € 25 Winners – Johnny O Donnell and Mary Duffy; € 50 Winners – Mary Mc Geehan, Mary McDermott and Lyn Daly, Mary Gasley, Anna McDyre, Pauline Meehan, Nellie Maguire, Anne Timoney, Charlie McGlynn, Rosaleen Gallagher, Ann Furey and Amanda O Connell; € 60 Winner – Kathleen McGlynn, €100 Winners – John Boyle, Mary Campbell, Denise Maguire, Christine McCool, Mary Gallagher, Anne Deane, Mary McGeehan, Sally McHugh, and Pauline Mc Geehan, € 1000 Jackpot – Maria Boyle.

Message from Glenties Community Action Group:
“We are at an advanced stage of planning for the 2014 Harvest Fair Festival but as always we are looking for new ideas or events to enhance the festival and make it all the more enjoyable. We are hoping the people of Glenties would give us their ideas, notions, and suggestions for any events that would be beneficial to the festival. Any idea, no matter how big or small, will be considered. This is your festival and we encourage your involvement, so get the thinking caps on. Any suggestions can be forwarded to our Chairman – Brian Carr; Secretary – Aileen Boyle, or any committee member, or leave a message on our facebook page”..

The Biddy Devine Memorial Fundraising Weekend:
The Biddy Devine Memorial Fundraising Weekend in aid of The Kidney Dialysis Unit Letterkenny Hospital will take place on 11th 12th and13th July in The Glen of Glenties. On Friday – Golf Classic Narin / Portnoo; 10 k Fun Run / Walk at 7 p.m. from the Glen Tavern; Table Quiz at 9 p.m. in The Glen Tavern. On Saturday – Vintage Tractor Run from the Glen Tavern at 4 p.m. “Overs” Football – Naomh Conaill V Gleann Fhinne in Davy Brannan Park at 7 p.m. On Sunday – Honda 50 Run from the Glen Tavern at 1 p.m. Contact: Frankie 087 918 6261; Carina 087 610 1527; or Mary 9551170.

Glenties Notes 23rd August 2012

Bonner / Quinn Wedding:
Neil Bonner and Nicola Quinn were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 4th August 2012. Fr. Pat Prendergast officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Neil is a son of Teresa and the late Neilie Bonner, Ard Patrick, Glenties and Nicola is a daughter of James and Rosaleen Quinn, Summy, Portnoo. Her father gave the bride away and her sister Lisa Quinn, her cousin, Yvonne Quinn and friend Fidelma Toland attended her. Michael Bonner, brother of the groom was bestman. Another brother John and a friend, Cathal Boyle were groomsmen. Megan Quinn Bonner was flowergirl and Noah Quinn Bonner was a pageboy. Megan also read a Blessing for her Mum and Dad after the marriage ceremony. Readings were by Glenn Quinn, brother of the bride and Finola Quinn, sister of the groom. John Campbell, Stephanie Brennan, Katrina Bonner, Ciara O’Donnell and Danielle Boyle read Prayers of the Faithful. Rosaleen Quinn and Teresa Bonner, mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Deirdre Doherty. The reception was held in The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny and the honeymoon was spent in Spain.

The Late Eddie Mc Guigan:
The death took place in the early hours of Monday 6th August 2012 of Eddie Mc Guigan, Daraghan, Glenties. His Remains were brought to St. Colmcille’s Church, Fintown on Wednesday 8th for Requiem Mass at 12 noon, which was celebrated by Fr. Gerard Cunningham. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Burial took place in the adjoining Graveyard. Eddie is survived by his wife Kitty, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Eimear O’ Donnell, Mill Road and Imelda Doherty, Narin Road, Glenties on the death of their aunt, Bridget Mc Elhinney, Doochary, which took place recently.

Harvest Fair Festival:
The Harvest Fair Festival tales place from 7th – 12th September.

Joe and Anne Craig would like to thank everybody who helped with the Bucket Collection and on the morning of the Annie Behan Memorial Walk / Run in aid of The Donegal Hospice. The amount raised was € 3,030.

Glenties Museum and Heritage Centre:
The Tourist Office is now open at the Museum; all local tourist providers, e.g. B & Bs, Hotels, Self-Catering, Sports and Recreational providers are asked to leave supplies of their brochures in the Museum, which is open daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Glenties Sheep Dog Trials:
Sheep Dog Trials will be held down the Church Road Glenties beside the GAA field this Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of August 2012. There will be a car boot sale on the 26th August. Ring 074 9557880 (10am to 2pm) or 087 2679321. For more information email

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties community centre every Tuesday night at 9 p. m.. Every line €50; every house €100; if not won Snowball Jackpot €2600 on Tuesday 21st August on 45 numbers; if not won €300 paid out. Inhouse draws.

Snooker every night from 6 p.m. except Tuesday. Any enquires contact 087 2679321.

Zumba in the Glenties Community Centre every Wednesday night from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Weight Watchers in the Glenties Community Centre every Thursday evening from 6 p.m.

Anyone wishing to book the Community Centre please ring 087 2679321.

Community Employment Scheme:
A Community Employment Scheme will be commencing in the Glenties area on the 24th September 2012. Anyone interested please contact 0879695053 or email

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 14th August were – Annie Gallagher won the Jackpot of € 300; Kathleen Griffin, Sara Mc Glynn, Ann Breslin, Margo Gallagher, Sally Mc Guigan, Majella Boyle and Joan Rodgers won € 100 each; Charles Mc Carron won € 60; Philomena Mc Callig, Kathleen Griffin, Louise Breslin, Sally Mc Hugh, Mary Bonner, Leticia Gallagher, Eileen Gallagher, Teresa Mc Kelvey, Fintown, Joan Rodgers, Nadine Furey. Susan Gildea, Annie Deane, Kilcar, Mary Boyle, Burtonport, James Deane and Cissie Meehan won € 50 each; Sahra Mc Ginty, Bella Boyle and Mary Mc Brearty won € 20 each.

Fund-raising Album launch of Laughlin Sisters:
“Sara and Jennifer Laughlin will launch their first album on Saturday 25th August in the Highland’s Hotel, Glenties at 8.30 p.m. This album will be launched on an evening of music and dance with many surprise guests appearing on the night. There will be a unique, once in a lifetime opportunity on the night to earn yourself a run in a WRC Subaru S12B, driven by Declan Boyle (on a test day). All proceeds from the night and the album will go to the Oncology Unit in Letterkenny General Hospital. This C.D. will act as our token of appreciation and thanks to the dedicated staff there, who have dedicated themselves to the care of patients suffering along the turbulent road which cancer brings to the lives of many of us, our families and friends. Come along and enjoy a fantastic night’s entertainment while supporting a very worthy cause. You will most certainly not be disappointed and hopefully go away from the night a little more uplifted by the power of music and of course rallying. ”

Caretaker Needed:
Community Employment Scheme is looking for a Caretaker for the Glenties Community Centre. 19 1/2 hours work per week. Hours agreed with committee. Fás criteria apply.

Naomh Conaill 5K:
On Tuesday August 28th at 7 p.m. Naomh Conaill will host their inaugural 5 K Road Race Fun Run / Walk. The starting point is at the Naomh Conaill clubhouse and registration is from 6 p.m. There is ample car parking at the grounds and full changing / shower facilities available. Tea / refreshments will be provided after the run. Entry is € 7 for adults; under16s are free. A BouncyCastle will also be on site so come along and enjoy the evening.