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Glenties Notes 3rd February 2011

New Arrival
Congratulations to Olivia and Eamon Oates, Sligo on the birth recently of their third child, a baby brother (Conal) for Erin and Maria.  Olivia is a daughter of Christy and Una Hegarty, Mullantyboyle, Glenties.

U21 County Champions
Well done to our U/ 21 GAA team, who are county champions for the fourth time having defeated St. Michael’s on Sunday last in Letterkenny.

The Church Gate Collection taken up recently in aid of the Lourdes Invalid Fund amounted to € 495.76.  Thank you to all who donated so generously.

Glenties Community Playgroup
Glenties Community Group would like to thank everyone who donated items and who sold tickets for the Christmas Hamper Draw.  Congratulations to the six prize winners of the draw.

The winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 25th January were – Rosaleen Melly won the Jackpot of € 400.  Nancy Gallagher, Patricia Molloy, Patsy Martin, A. Martin, Dungloe, Nora Gallagher, Denise Campbell, Moira Gallagher, Brigid Mc Cabe, Frosses and John Boyle won € 100 each.  Eileen Gallagher, Bella Boyle, Bernie Mc Devitt, Kitty Ward, Rose Molloy, Mary Mc Gill, Bridie Boyle, Teresa Molloy, Bid Fletcher, Rosemary Whelan, Shaun Maloney and Bridie Doherty won € 50 each.  Teresa Sweeney and Bridie Boyle won € 25 each.

Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland
The Church Gate Collection in aid of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland will take place at all Masses next weekend.  This collection helps to provide respite for the almost 2,200 families living with Alzheimer’s in Donegal.

Care of the Aged Committee A.G.M.
The A.G.M. of the Care of the Aged Committee takes place on Monday 7th February at 7.30 p.m.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 24th November 2010

Paddy Boyle was the winner on a break-of-tie from Barney Cunningham with 34pts on Friday last in our local seniors society played over 16 holes. On the race for the Golfer of the Year, which will be decided on the best 4 cards, Barney Cunningham is on 25pts with Denis Carbery on 21 and Michael McGinley on 20. Our next outing is again this Friday 26th November with tee booked from 10 to 11a.m.

Our Wednesday and Sunday competitions were cancelled due to tempest and frost. Sunday’s turkey competition has been re-scheduled for this Saturday.

The North & West Coast Links Golf accepted the award for “European Golf Destination of the Year 2011” at The International Association of Golf Tour Operators annual Awards Ceremony in Valencia, Spain. Over 1,200 industry professionals from 60 countries attended the gala dinner to recognise and reward the exceptional contributions to the world of golf travel. Over 350 international golf tour operators from 52 countries across the world voted and initially selected 20 European golfing regions before whittling down the competition to just 6 finalists for the awards ceremony including Fife in Scotland (which includes the world famous Old Course at St. Andrews), the Czech Republic, Tenerife, Murcia in Spain and Lisbon in Portugal, along with North West Ireland.

Over the past few years the world’s most high profile destinations have won the coveted title, including Provence & Cote D’Azur, the Algarve, Andalucia, and Turkey.

North & West Coast Links Golf has grown from just 4 clubs to now being considered the premier golf marketing organisation in Ireland, through representation of 12 of the finest courses in Ireland, which include Ardglass Golf Club, Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portstewart Golf Club, Ballyliffin Golf Club, Portsalon Golf Club, Rosapenna Golf Links, Donegal Golf Club, Co. Sligo Golf Club, Enniscrone Golf Club, Carne Golf Links, Connemara Championship Links and of course, our own Narin & Portnoo Golf Club. So far this year, bookings have been up 40% for 2010 compared to 2009, ensuring a major golf tourism spend in this region.

Narin and Portnoo’s recent rise of 29 places in the Golf Digest Ireland rankings of Irish golf clubs has given us all further reason for good cheer as we approach the New Year and all associated with this progress are to be commended.

Saturday November 27th: Single stroke turkey
Sunday November 28th: Single stableford turkey
Wednesday, December 1st: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Marketing for Small Tourism Enterprises

With 80% of bookings now made on-line, it has never been more necessary for Tourism Product Providers to be able to market their products and services. LYIT School of Tourism is offering a part-time programme for industry professionals wishing to engage with or improve their marketing activities.

The programme will be offered in the Killybegs Campus on Wednesdays, 1 – 5 pm for 28 weeks, commencing Wednesday 29th September. It comprises the following two modules:

  • Marketing in the Tourism Environment
  • Marketing Communications and Promotion.

The programme is part-funded by Fáilte Ireland, reducing the cost to participants to €100.00.

For further details, please visit our website at:

or contact us directly at:

Ciarán ó hAnnracháin
Head of Department of Hospitality & Tourism
074 91 86603

Naomh Conaill Notes 30th September 2010

Congratulations to Aoife Mc Donald and the Donegal Ladies on their fantastic victory against Waterford in the All Ireland Intermediate final last Sunday in Croke Park.

Congratulations to Eoghan Mc Gettigan who came first in the County Finals of the U-12 skills held in Convoy on Friday 24th September. Eoghan won the internal club competition several weeks ago and has been practising on the six skills involved since. Competing against kids on Friday from all the other clubs in the County, this is a great achievement by Eoghan and all at the Club congratulate him and his family.

Good luck to the senior team and management against Killybegs in the Co Final this Sunday in Ballybofey at 4pm. We would encourage as many of our supporters as possible to make the trip to the game as they always add so much colour and excitement to the games.

The 3rds drew with Mac Cumhaills 0-9 to 1-6 last Saturday in the semi final of the Junior B championship, no date has yet being fixed for the replay.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Maura Kilbane, Ardara and Mrs Mc Monagle, Fintown. The numbers drawn were 1,2,3,14. The jackpot now stands 3,600 Euro.

The 200 Club draw was held last Monday night and the 1st prize of 500 Euro went to Sean Connoughton and 5 prizes of 100 Euro went to Seamus O Malley, Daniel Mc Geehan, Elaine Campbell, Kathleen Griffin and Declan Bonner.

Our under 8’s travelled to Moy, Co. Tyrone last Saturday for a tournament which consisted of 11 clubs. After a slow start we improved with each game to reach the final of the shield, having defeated Enniskillen Gaels with a great display in the semi-finals. In the final we met a very strong Madden team from Armagh and were defeated but doesn’t take away from the huge efforts made all day by these young players. A big thank you to all who came and supported on the day and also to Mark and Rosaleen Mc Devitt who sponsored the meal for the players on the way home. Special thanks to The Moy club in Tyrone for a very well organised day. Thanks also to all the coaches and the ladies who helped us out all year. A more detailed report on the tournament will be posted on the club website.

There will be a Table Quiz this Friday night in Paddys Bar at 9.30pm

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.