Tag: Harvest

Glenties Notes 23rd September 2010

Harvest Fair Parade
A big thank you to all who helped in any way in making our parade a success last weekend.  Special thanks to all the bands who attended and also the “thriller for Haiti” group from Falcarragh who entertained the large crowd.  Our local schools also participated and added great colour to the parade.  We would also like to thank Pat Ryan from the Cope in Dungloe and Claire and Paula from the Melting Pot Festival in Ardara.

Family Mass
The Family Mass, for which the Children of the Parish will prepare the Liturgy, will be celebrated at the 11.00 a.m. Mass on the following dates- 2010 – Sunday 10th October, Sunday 21st November, Christmas Day – Saturday 25th December.  2011 – Sunday 13th February, St. Patrick’s Day – Thursday 17th March, Easter Sunday 24th April and Sunday 12th June.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Peggy Boyle, Meenalig on the death recently of her brother Fr. Joe Walsh, who was buried in Dublin last week.

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 14th September were: – Sandra Moore won the Jackpot of € 400.  Denise Maguire, Binbane, Sally Rodgers, Patsy Martin, Frances Furey, Teresa Mc Kelvey and Rosaleen Melly won € 100 each.  Bridie Boyle, Station Road, Peggy Molloy, Fintown, Bernie Martin, Liz Buckley, Bernie Martin, Sally Mc Hugh, Mary Bonner, Sarah Gallagher, Sally Mc Hugh, Nancy Gill, Maria Boyle, Josie Martin, Sally Mc Hugh and Lettie Doherty won € 50 each.  Christopher O’ Donnell, and Rosaleen Melly won € 25 each.  Ann Quinn, Nellie Doherty and Charles Mc Gill won € 20 each.

Naomh Conaill Notes 21st September 2010

The 3rds were in action last Saturday at home defeating Glenfin in the league 1-12 to 1-8 at home. They play Mac Cumhaills in the semi final of the Junior B championship this Saturday at 5.30pm in Donegal Town.

All official club gear is on sale in Mc Glincheys. The club have a new range of adidas gear on sale which is selling very well with only a limited amount of stock left. Flags and car flags with the club crest are also on sale.

The club held a very sucessful Harvest Fair draw last week and the following were the winners 1st prize 2 All Ireland tickets plus accommodation went to Mary Kennedy Main Street Glenties, 2nd prize 200 Euro Pauline Doherty, Mill Road, 3rd prize 150 Euro Brenda Doherty, Mill Road and 4th prize 100 Euro Robert Freeburn.

Good luck to the Donegal ladies who play in the All Ireland final this Sunday in Croke Park. Anyone looking for tickets can contact Fiona on 086 1961516.

Naomh Conaill Notes 14th September 2010

The seniors and reserves had victories at home to St Eunans in the league last Sunday. The seniors won 2-8 to 0-12 and this victory guarantees they stay in Div 1 for next year and the reserves won 2-8 to 1-9. The seniors next game is the Co Final against Killybegs on Sunday 3rd October. The reserves are home to Ardara this Saturday in the league at 4.30pm. The 3rds are also at home this Saturday and they play Glenfin at 6pm.

The Club, in conjunction with the Glenties Harvest Fair Festival Committee staged a very successful and competitive tournament on Saturday 11th September. A feast of football was served up by the A and B players from Ardara, Dungloe, Killybegs and Naomh Conaill. The ‘A’ competition was an epic battle with three teams Dungloe, Killybegs and Naomh Conaill finishing all square on points at the finish. Instead of deciding the winner on scoring difference a draw was made that resulted in Killybegs defeating Dungloe in a play-off game. The stage was then set for a Killybegs V Naomh Conaill final and this was won convincingly by a well drilled Killybegs side. Well done Daffy!.

The ‘B’ tournament was won comfortably by the home side Naomh Conaill, winning all their games and ending a very successful year for this group of players.

Well done to all the children and their mentors and a big thank you as always to the ladies who once again looked after the catering and to our referee’s Ronan, Damien and Hughie.

The club now have a wide range of merchandise on sale in Mc Glincheys.

The new club website is now up and running and you can access the site it by logging on to naomhconaill.ie.

Anyone interested in going to the Ladies All Ireland Final in Croke Park can contact Shaun at 086 3427210

Harvest Fair TV Now Live!

The cameras are in place the Harvest Fair is about to start and Harvest Fair TV is now Live.

With special thanks to Swift Security for supplying and installing the cameras on the street we now have better than ever coverage of the Harvest Fair Festival.

All the cameras can be viewed on one page http://www.glenties.ie/glenties-tv/ All the cameras may not always  be broadcasting but there should be at least one camera broadcasting at a time. Each event will be recorded and can be viewed again at a later date on the ustream page.

Some of the events that we hope to be showing live are:

Thursday 9th
8pm – Official Opening with Special Guest – Donegal senior football manager Jim Mc Guinness.
Music To Follow after with – “Shaun Mc Monagle”
Saturday 11th
5:30pm – Ceili Dancing on Main Street. Music by Tory Sound

7pm – Annual Harvest Fair 10K Road Race in aid of Donegal Mountain Rescue. €10 entry fee. For more info contact Brendan on 086 3530537

8pm – Live Music by De-Railed on Main Street
Sunday 12th
2:30pm – Iron Stomach Competition. An event in which people dare to eat the uneatable

3pm – Live Music by Rambling Fever on Main Street

4pm – Float and Band Parade. Cash Prizes for best float, Kids Fancy Dress, Individual Fancy Dress. For more information contact 086 8656312

6pm – Live Music by Knights of Leon on Main Street. Kings of Leon tribute band.

Monday 13th
10am – Busking in Aid of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland Donegal Branch

Glenties Notes 8th September 2010

Bonner / Murray Wedding
Rory Bonner and Aoife Murray were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 21st August 2010.  Fr. Pat Prendergast officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass.  Rory is a son of Joe and Marie Bonner, Buncrubog, Glenties and Aoife is a daughter of Michael and Margaret Murray, Bray, Co. Wicklow.  Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Claire, Siobhan and Niamh were her bridesmaids.  Friend of the groom, John Paul Molloy was bestman and two other friends, John Boyle and Michael Furey were groomsmen.  Katie and Lily Bonner, nieces of the groom, were flowergirls.  Readings were by Caroline Bonner and Kieran Murray. Claire, Stephan and Mary read Prayers of the Faithful.  Margaret Murray and Marie Bonner, mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by Barbara Edwards and the String Quartet.  The reception was held in the Mill Park, Hotel, Donegal Town and the honeymoon was spent in Las Vegas and San Francisco.

Festival
The Harvest Fair Festival gets under way on Thursday 9th September, with a one mile street race at 7 p.m.   It will be officially opened by Jim Mc Guinness at 8 p.m.  A great variety of events will be held during the festival with competitions – Darts, Snooker, Pitch + Putt etc. races – road, duck, go-cart etc. Clay Pigeon Shoot, Crazy Golf, Tug-O-War, Trek in the Bluestack Mountain, football, music, dancing, Kids movie, etc.  Details are on the programmes, which are in the shops.  The Festival Queen Dance is in the Highlands Hotel on Sunday night.

New Gardaí
Congratulations to Grainne Mc Loone and James Gallagher who graduated recently from Templemore Garda College.  Grainne is a daughter of Connell and Mena Mc Loone, Glen Road, Glenties and is currently serving in Claremorris, Co. Mayo.  James is a son of James and Bridgeen Gallagher, Ard Patrick, Glenties and is currently serving in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan.

Harvest Fair Parade
Our annual parade takes place next Sunday 12th September at 4 p.m.  We encourage businesses, clubs, schools etc. to participate in the parade by way of a float or fancy dress.  Any group that can add colour by dance routine etc. is also very welcome.  All floats are to assemble on the Narin Road and all bands can park and assemble at the Comprehensive School.  Prizes for floats, individual entrant and children’s fancy dress.  Enquiries to 086-8656312.

Thank you
Fionnuala and Irene Boyle wish to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to all those who contributed so generously to their recent Church Gate Collection for ‘Build it Week Haiti’.  The amount raised was € 1234.10.  The girls will travel to Haiti in October with this building programme.  Your generous contributions are greatly appreciated.

Michael Mc Cahill
The death took place suddenly at his home on Monday 23rd August 2010 of Michael Mc Cahill, Derries, Glenties.  His Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday morning.  Requiem Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Shane Gallagher, Fr. James Friel and Fr. Aodhan Cannon.  Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by Pat and John F. O’Donnell.  Burial took place in the New Graveyard.  Michael is survived by his wife, Bridie, daughters, Nicola, Michelle and Tracey, son Shaun, mother, Eileen, brothers, Des, Peter and Stephen, sisters, Patricia and Angela, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Maria Rafferty on the death of her father, which took place last week and who was buried in Athlone on Friday 3rd September.

Fr. James Mc Dyer
On 14th September 2010 it will be 100 years since the birth of Fr. James Mc Dyer of Glencolmcille.  He was born in Kilraine, Glenties.  Some events have been organised for Saturday 11thSeptember to celebrate his Centenary.  The Programme is as follows – 6 p.m. Mass in Glenties Chapel.  7.30 p.m. – Unveiling of Plaque at his Home in Kilraine.  8.30 p.m. – “Teacht Le Chéile” in the Highlands Hotel to share memories of the vision, the work and the achievements of the late Fr. Mc Dyer, at which Liam Mc Ginley will launch his latest book, “A Revolution on their Hands”.  All are welcome to attend.

Message from an Garda Siochána
The Main Street will be closed to traffic for the duration of the Parade on Sunday 12th September approx 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Alternative routes via Altar & Mullantyboyle.  A One-Way traffic system will be in operation for the Harvest Fair Day – Monday 13th September.  From Mill Road (Connaghan’s) via Mullantyboyle to the Narin Road. From Station Road via Altar to the Glen Road (back of Garda Station).  No traffic other than HGVs & Coaches will have access to the town.

St. Columba’s Comprehensive School – Adult Education – Night Classes
Enrolment is on Monday 20th September 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Classes start on Tuesday 28th September.  All fees must be paid on enrolment night.  Fees for those on social welfare benefit reduced by € 45 for 8 week course and by € 20 for 4 week course.  Anyone interested in giving a night class, please send CV to the school.  Full details of all the courses that are being offered are on Notice Board in Church.

Chiropody Clinic
Margaret Connell, Foot Health Practitioner will hold a Chiropody Clinic in Glenties Day Centre on Monday 20th September.  Please telephone Margaret on 087 1417180  to arrange an appointment.

Thanks
On behalf of D.C.I.L. Caroline Quinn would like to Thank all those who donated and cooked the food, played the music and donated prizes for the Barbeque and Barn Dance held recently at the Glen Tavern.  The amount raised was € 1,305.

Community Employment Scheme
A Community Employment Scheme is commencing on 27th September in the Glenties area.  For further details ring 087 9695053.  Fás criteria applies.

Naomh Conaill Notes 8th September 2010

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 2,13,22,26. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Leo McLoone and Roseleen Gallagher, Cummin Ardara. The jackpot now stands at 3,300 Euro. The 4th draw in the 200 club was held last Monday at the excuetive meeting and the 1st prize of 500 Euro went to Eddie Gallagher, Ard Mc Gill and 5 prizes of 100 Euro each went to John Molloy, Narin Road, Leo Mc Loone (jnr), Eimer O’Donnel, Gerry Molloy, Glen Road and Fiona Quinn.

Both the seniors and reserves were beaten at home in league by St Michaels last Saturday evening.

The date of the Co Final has been changed and it will now be played on Sunday 3rd October.

The 3rds had a good victory away to St Michaels last Monday evening winning 2-7 to 0-3.

Hard luck to the minors who lost out in a very exciting Regional final against Kilcar played in Dunkineely last Friday evening. They now go to play Cloughaneely in the co semi final.

The club are hosting the annual Harvest Fair U10 blitz this Saturday starting at 10.30pm.

Well done to Eoghan McGettigan who won the annual U12 skills competition which was held last Wednesday at the field. Kieran Gallagher was second followed by JD Boyle in third. These three each received a club backpack or football as a prize. Eoghan now goes on to represent the club in the County Skills Final on Friday 24th September at 5.30pm at St Marys GAA Club, Convoy.

The club are holding various fund raising events over the Harvest Fair weekend starting with a Pig Race this Saturday on the main street at 4.30pm and The Harvest Fair Cycle Challenge 30km and 60km takes place this Sunday 12th Sept. Registration is at 11am at the clubhouse and the cycle starts at 12pm. Refreshments and showers are availble afterwards. There will be a Tractor Balancing competition on over the weekend on the Glen Road.

Well done to Aoife McDonnell and the Donegal ladies on reaching the All Ireland Intermediate Final.

The club now have a wide range of merchandise on sale in McGlincheys.

The new club website is now up and running and you can access the site it by logging on to naomhconaill.ie

Harvest Fair Traffic Plan

The following is a message from An Garda Siochana:

Sunday 12th Sept. ’10
The main street will be closed to traffic for the duration of the parade. This will be for approx. 1 hour from the start of the parade.

Alternative routes will be via Alter and Mullantyboyle.

Monday 13th of Sept. ’10
No traffic through the town from 8am until 9pm. A one-way system will be in operation during this time.

Traffic approaching town from Ardara direction will be diverted at Connaghans Hardware Store via Mullantyboyle.

Traffic approaching from Dungloe direction will be allowed into town as far as the Grotto and then diverted out Station Road.

Traffic from the Fintown direction will be diverted via Alter.

Traffic from the Glen Road will be directed out the Mill Road.

There will be No Parking allowed on the Alter and Mullantyboyle roads.

We would ask all locals to assist us by using this one way system the same as a large roundabout and NOT to attempt to go against the flow of traffic.

We would also ask all businesses to avoid having deliveries made on the 13th, as the plan is to keep HGV traffic to a minimum on the Fair day. Please advise all HGV users to avoid Glenties on the 13th of Sept.

While we appreciate that this is an inconvenience for locals, your cooperation with the flow of traffic will greatly assist us in keeping the main street free of traffic for the Fair day and thank you for your cooperation.

John Mc Groary, Sergeant.
An Garda Siochana

Fastcom Broadband sponsor Glenties Harvest Fair TV

We’re very glad to announce that Fastcom Broadband have agreed to sponsor this year’s Harvest Fair TV by supplying us with a high speed internet connection.

The connection will allow us to stream live video over the duration of the festival from different locations and give the best coverage so far of the Harvest Fair Festival online. From next Thursday 9th September the cameras will be live both here on Glenties.ie and on UStream (http://www.ustream.tv/user/Glenties).

To receive updates on when we’re broadcasting follow us on twitter or facebook.

About Fastcom Broadband

From our base in Sligo town, Fastcom’s broadband network provides services to the counties of Sligo, Donegal, Mayo & Leitrim. Unlike many other operators in the market Fastcom’s network is completely independantly owned allowing us to ensure customers receive the highest level of service.  At Fastcom we pride ourselves on offering unriavaled levels of both expertise & service.

Recognising the increased demand for integrated Broadband, Voice & I.T. Solutions  we have developed a broad range of Business offerings that complement our existing broadband offerings that we believe will add real value to your business.

Fastcom Broadband
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Phone: 1890 71 71 71
www.fastcom.ie

Harvest Fair TV & Radio Station sponsored by FastCom Broadband

Due to the success of last year’s festival webcam we are planning to go bigger and better this year by doing live video broadcasts online and hopefully live radio broadcasts locally.

Currently the events scheduled to be shown are the opening on Wednesday 10th, the Fair Day on Friday 12th and the Parade on Sunday 14th. The start and end times of each broadcast are yet to be decided.

To help us make this a success we require some help with the following things:

  • We need people to help us test the online broadcasting. We would like people in different parts of the country and even the world to join in with this so we can get a better idea of what’s possible.
  • We require more cameras, the more cameras we have the more we can show of the festival. If you have a video camera that can be used as a webcam or just an ordinary webcam that you wouldn’t mind us borrowing for 2 weeks please let us know. Also if anyone has a business connection that could get us outdoor video cameras that would be brilliant.
  • We need some help with setting up the radio transmitter. If anyone has any experience with radio equipment please let us know.

If you can help us with anything above or if you have any further ideas please contact us at glenties@gmail.com

Finally we’d like to thank our sponsors FastCom Broadband who are supplying our internet connection to make all our online broadcasts happen.


Fast, Affordable, Reliable Broadband without line rental
Phone: 1890 71 71 71
www.fastcom.ie