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Glenties Notes 3rd September 2014

Well Done:
Well done to Jim and the Donegal Team who defeated Dublin in the All Ireland Semi- Final and to Declan and his Team who also defeated Dublin in the Minor match. Best wishes for the Final

Sheep Dog Trials:
Another very successful Sheepdog Trials was held in Glenties again this year. The organisers would like to thank all who participated, Judges and all who helped in any way. A special thanks to John McLoone for the use of his excellent field. Winners Saturday 16th August – Local – 1st – Gerry O’Dwyer, 2nd – Hughie Mooney, Doohill, 3rd – Hughie Mooney, Brackey; Farmers – 1st John Travers, Ballintra, 2nd – Seamus Doherty, 3rd – Patsy Sullivan, Donegal Town, 30 Mile Radius – 1st Hughie Mooney, Doohill, 2nd – Noel Mc Devitt, 3rd- Hughie Mooney, Brackey.
Sunday Winners 17th August Intermediate – 1st Lochainn Conn, 2nd Raymond Kee, 3rd – Tommy Long, 4th – Sammy Long. Open -1st Billy Mc Clean, 2nd – Sammy Long, 3rd -Wilton Gallagher, 4th – P.J. Gallagher, 5th – Sammy Long, 6th – Tommy Long.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Hugh Boyle, Caosan, Glenties, who died recently in Killybegs Hospital and was buried in Lettermacaward after funeral Mass in Glenties

Glenties Piano-thon:
A huge thank you goes out to everybody who helped to make “A Day for the Hospice” such a big success; to the students and parents who gathered sponsorship money and participated so well in keeping the Piano-thon going all day; to the business people of Glenties and Ardara and the Golf Club in Narin for your generous donations, either in money or prizes for the raffle, Johnny and Christine Boyle of the Highlands Hotel and their staff, who facilitated the event, Limavady Pianos for bringing and setting up the baby grand, Bernie for the beautiful flower arrangements and all of you who dropped in, either during the day or came to the wonderful concert in the evening. Thanks also to the MC for the evening, Rory Boyle and to the concert pianists, James, Orlaith, Stephen, Mark, Philip and Reece. With a couple of donations still to be given in, the total raised thus far is € 5557.

Bonner Cannon School of Irish Dance:
Irish Dance Classes will resume on Tuesday 2nd September in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties at 4 p.m. and advanced class at 5.30 p.m. Beginners are welcome.

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

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

Tai Chi:
Tai Chi is commencing on Wednesday 3rd September 8 p.m. -9.30 p.m.

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

Bowls is commencing from Monday 1st September 2014.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 26th August were – € 50 winners – Mary Gallagher, Anna Cannon, Bridie Doherty, Margaret Reilly, Anna Mc Keown, Dim Melly, Jim Mc Guinness, Jamsie Byrne, Anne Quinn, Brenda Reid, Mary Boyle, Ann Mc Keown, Margaret Reilly and Dim Melly; € 100 – Winners – Mary Kennedy, Mary Mc Gettigan, Jimmy Quinn, Margaret Gillespie, Mary Kennedy, Sally MC Guigan, Josie Martin, Willie Mc Neilis and Claire Keeney; € 150 – Winners – Sarah Gallagher and Charlie Mc Glynn.

Glenties Notes 19th September 2013

Congratulations to Yvonne and Jim Mc Guinness, Kilkenny, Glenties, on the birth recently of their twins, two baby sisters for Toni Marie, Jimmy and Mark Anthony.

The Late John Gallagher:
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Tuesday 10th September 2013, of John Gallagher (Snr) Meenahalla, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning. Fr. Gerard Cunningham, C.C. Fintown celebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. .Music and singing were by John F. O’ Donnell. Burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard. He is survived by sons John and Neilie, daughters Mary and Bernadette, sister, Mary, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His wife Bridget predeceases him.

The Late John Boyle:
The death took place in Harbour Lights Nursing Home on Friday 13th September 2013 of John Boyle, Meenalargan, Glenties. His Remains were brought to Meenalargan on Saturday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday morning. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr. Gerard Cunningham. Music was by John F. O’ Donnell. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. John is survived by three brothers, Phil, Eamonn and Gerry and one sister, Mary, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His brother Paddy predeceased him some years ago.

Employment Project:
Glenties Care of the Aged Community Employment Project requires participants for its new scheme commencing in October. Application can be made in writing to Day Centre Glenties or by telephone to 087 1539018.

The winners at the Big Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties, on Tuesday 10th September 2013 were – € 50 winner – Mary Boyle; €100 winners – Bernadette Mc Devitt, Mrs. Mc Fadden, Mary Gallagher, Nora Gallagher, Sandra Moore, Faye Moore, Catriona Gallagher, Breege Boyle, Breidíin Keeney, Annie Boyle and Kitty McGlynn; .€150 Winners – Fiona Gallagher, Lisa Boyle; € 300 Winners – Mary Gallagher, Mary Gazley, May Kennedy, Dillon Murray, Jenny Sweeney, Vera Breslin, Mary Mc Daid, Anthony Burke and Amanda McConnell; The € 2,000 Jackpot winner was – Rosaleen Boyle.

Tai Chi Qigong Health Exercises with Charles Shovlin:
Classes starting in Glenties Community Centre from Wednesday 18th September; Time – 8.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.; Adults only. For further information contact Charles at 074 9551596 or

Tidy Towns:
A general worker is wanted for a Community Employment Scheme; Fás criteria apply, Please contact 086 120 9524 for further information.

Glenties Notes 2nd February 2013

Mass in Rossnowlagh:
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 5th February and every first Tuesday for Mass in Rossnowlagh. The organisers wish to make an appeal for more people to join them.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9 p.m.; doors open at 8 p.m. Every Line €50, every House €100. Jackpot, if not won will be € 5000 on 45 numbers on the 5th February. If Jackpot is not won on the night € 300 will be paid out; Inhouse Draws. Snooker room will be open from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. every evening except Tuesday. Snooker room will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 10 p.m. Bowls is on, every Monday evening from 8 p.m. and Ti Chi is on, every Wednesday at 8 p.m.-9 p.m. Drama for all ages is on every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Congratulations to Amy Boyle Carr, from Scoil Mhuire who won the ‘Primary School Girl’s Award’ at the ‘Donegal Sports Awards’ function in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny last Friday night. This was for her outstanding achievements in Gaelic, Soccer and Athletics in 2012. Amy is a daughter of Paul and Caroline Carr, Clós Naomh Conal, Tullyard Road, Glenties.

Congratulations also to Jim Mc Guinness, who received ‘Manager of the Year Award’.

Donegal Person of the Year:
Congratulations to Jim Mc Guinness who has been selected as 2012 Donegal Person of the Year by the Donegal Association in Dublin.

New Record:
Congratulations to Dr. John E. Ward, a scientist from Glenties, who has set a new NASA long duration Balloon record in Antarctica recently. John is a son of J.P. and the late Kathleen Ward, Station Road, Glenties.

New Arrival:
Congratulations to Evelyn and Charlie Mc Manus, Stranaglough, Glenties on the birth of their second child, a baby sister (Réiltín) for Seárlait. Evelyn is a daughter of Michael and Mary Ward, Straboy Glenties

P.T.A.A. Collection:
The local branch of the P.T.A.A. wish to thank everyone who gave so generously to the recent annual collection.

Legion of Mary Meeting:
Legion of Mary Meeting will take place in the Sacristy after 7.30 p.m. Mass on Wednesdays. New members welcome.

The Pro-life Church Gate Collection taken up recently in Glenties amounted to € 530. The Pro-life Church Gate Collection taken up recently in Edeninfagh amounted to € 130. Thank you most sincerely to everyone who made a donation.

Jiving Classes:
Jiving Classes will recommence in the Highlands Hotel on Monday 4th February 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Admission is € 5. Come along and learn to Jive, Foxtrot, Waltz, Quick Step, and Line Dance. Experienced Tutors. Have a great night’s fun and exercise. It is not necessary to bring a partner.

Tír Chonaill Gap Cycling Club:
The “Club Cycles” commence this Sunday – 27th January, from Glenties Community Centre, leaving at 9.30 a.m. Please arrive at the Community Centre on or before 9.20 a. m. All members welcome.

First Holy Communion:
Children from St. Riaghan’s, Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will receive their First Holy Communion at 11 a.m. Mass on Saturday 25th May

First Confession:
First Confession for the First Holy Communion Children will take place in the Big Chapel on Friday 26th April at 8 p.m.

Glenties Notes 14th November 2012

Best Wishes:
Good Luck and Best Wishes to Jim Mc Guinness who will soon be taking up his new post with Glasgow Celtic.

Iniskeel Community Games (Glenties / Fintown):
We are looking for volunteers to help manage or train the young boys and girls for team and individual events in next year’s activities e.g.-Basketball, Gaelic Football, Soccer, Quiz, Dance, Music and Drama etc. In 2012 fifty seven medals were won in our area, Chairman, Darragh Gallagher won the ‘Youth Volunteer Award’ and we also won ‘The New Area Award.’ We would like to build on this achievement in 2013. The Community Games give the young people an opportunity to take part in, and compete in a wide rang of activities at County, Provincial and National levels. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Darragh on 087 2121036 or Shauna on 087 7080567 so that we can organise for next year as soon as possible. We would like to thank all those who helped out in2012, Martin Regan, Seanie Mc Devitt, James Gallagher, the parents and committee members.

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday12th May 2013 at 11.00 a.m.

The winners at the Bingo in Glenties on Tuesday 6th November were – Mary Kennedy won the Jackpot of € 300; Breege Roarty won € 200; Anne Furey, Mary Duddy, Patricia White, Sarah Gallagher, Maria Boyle, and Rose Mc Godden won € 100 each; Eimear Doherty won € 60; Nora Mc Hugh, Martin Furey, Eileen Gallagher, Margaret Boyle, Breid Boyle, Anna Cannon, Teresa Campbell, Mary Furey, Fiona Gallagher, Rose Boyle, Cissy Meehan, Ann Mc Donald, Sally Mc Hugh and Breid Mc Cabe won € 50 each; Bernie Martin, Martin Furey, Brenda Reid and Sally Mc Guigan won € 25 each.

The Glenties Parish Social:
The Annual Parish Social for all the Senior Citizens of the area will take place on Sunday 2nd December at 3.00 p.m. in the Highlands Hotel. The support of the Public would be very much appreciated from 5.30 p.m. onwards.

The Glenties Community Centre Committee announce a Draw to help with the funding of the renovations. Lines for the draw can be purchased in most businesses in the town. 1st Prize is a 32″ HD Ready Freeview LCD TV; 2nd Prize is a € 100 Christmas Hamper; 3rd Prize is a € 50 Christmas Drinks Hamper; 4th Prize is a € 30 Meal Voucher for the Highlands Hotel; and 5th Prize is a Bottle of Whiskey. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

World Remembrance Day for Victims of Road Traffic Accidents:
The 11 a.m. Mass on next Sunday -18th November will be celebrated for this intention.

Two Hand & Céilí Classes:
Two Hand & Céilí Classes with Connie Mc Kelvey will take place in the Highlands Hotel, every Wednesday night from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Beginners welcome.

The Molloy Family, Station Road, Glenties would like to say a Big Thank You to everyone who gave to the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind collection on the 6th October last. The amount collected was € 858. Thank You.

The “Self – Help for Africa” collection which was taken up on October 20th amounted to € 640. Thank you to all who supported this worthy cause.

Glenties Notes 4th October 2012

All Ireland Champions:
Jim and his team received a great reception when they arrived in Glenties with the Cup last week. They were due at 11.30 p.m. on Wednesday evening but it was almost 2.00 a.m. on Thursday morning when they arrived. A huge crowd waited patiently for them on the Chapel Brae. The local men, Jim, Leo, Anthony, Dermot, Marty, Joe and Charles were on the back of an open truck with the Sam Maguire Cup when they passed through the town, with people out on the street cheering them on. Jim got off the truck at the bottom of the town to bring Sam over to his aunt Nellie and give her a hug.

Glenties Community T V:
Those who watch programmes on BBC1, BBC2 and ITV should note that these channels will be switched off in Northern Ireland on the 10th October and as a result, no reception will be received here after that date. Please note that this does not apply to Channel 4. In order to get these channels it is recommended that people should arrange the change over as soon as possible.

The winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 25th September were – Hugo Mc Dyre, Glenties won the Jackpot of € 300; Sarah Mc Glynn, John Mc Loone, Teresa Mc Kelvey, Nora Mc Hugh and Brown Kid, won € 100 each; Mary Mc Mahon, James Gallagher, Kathleen Griffin, Fiona Gallagher, Leticia Doherty, Rosaleen Harkin, Anne Timoney, Jimmy Quinn, Brockagh, Teresa Mc Kelvey, Bridie Boyle, Teresa Mc Kelvey, Mairéad Gallagher, Dim Melly, Leitir, Nora Gallagher, Teresa Molloy and Anne Kennedy won € 50 each; Mary Gallagher, Marie Boyle and Mary Doherty won € 35 each; Mary Boyle and Margaret Byrne won € 30 each; Dan Herron and Briege Mc Gill won € 25 each.

A recent collection was held in Edeninfagh for the Irish Heart Foundation. The amount raised was € 115. Thanks to all who contributed.

Harvest Fair Day Collection:
The Friends of Letterkenny Hospital would like to thank everyone who contributed to their collection on the Harvest Fair Day in Glenties. The amount collected for this very worthy cause was € 972.00, which was very generous in these difficult times and was greatly appreciated.

Glenties Notes 28th September 2012

All Ireland Champions:
Congratulations and Well Done to Glenties man, Jim Mc Guinness and his Team who won the 2012 All Ireland Final on Sunday 23rd September and bringing SAM back to Donegal. Thank you for bringing such Joy to Donegal people at home and throughout the world.

Sincere sympathy is extended to John and Christine Mc Cool, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties on the death last week of John’s uncle, Sammy Mc Cool, Ballybofey; also to all the relatives and friends.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 18th September were – Rosaleen Gallagher, Ardara won the Jackpot of € 300; Nora Gallagher, Fidelma Burke, John Boyle, Charles Mc Carron, Pat Sweeney, Rosbeg, Cissie Meehan, Maria Boyle and Liza Coughlan won € 100 each; Dim Melly won € 60; Kathy Connell, Hazel Stanton, Michael Langan, Annie Boyle, Station Road, Mary Ward, Anne Bonner, Michelle Byrne, Pauline Mc Geehan, Kathleen Griffin and Geraldine Harkin won € 50 each; Michelle Mc Brearty, Peter Duffy, Ann Mc Dyre, Tia Maguire, Bernadette

Glenties Community T V:
Those who watch programmes on BBC1, BBC2 and ITV should note that these channels will be switched off in Northern Ireland on the 10th October and as a result, no reception will be received here after that date. Please note that this does not apply to Channel 4. In order to get these channels it is recommended that people should arrange the change over as soon as possible.

Tai Chi Qigong Classes:
Learn Tai Chi Qigong exercises with Charles Shovlin; classes starting in Glenties Community Centre on Wednesday 3rd October from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.; adults only. Contact Charles for details at 9551596 or email

Jiving Classes:
If you would like to learn to Jive, Tone Up and have a night’s fun get on your dancing shoes and come to our Jiving classes every Monday night beginning on 1st October in the Highlands Hotel 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Young experienced Tutor will teach Jiving, Waltzing and advanced moves; all ages are welcome. It is advisable to wear light clothing. The cost is € 5 per night. For more information contact 087 7086567. Proceeds are in aid of Iniskeel (Glenties / Fintown) Community Games.

Dancing Classes:
Dancing classes for beginners will start in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Wednesday 10th October from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. and every Wednesday night from that on.

Glenties & Dungloe Sewerage Schemes:
Cllr.Terence Slowey welcomes the announcement at today’s Glenties Electoral Area Meeting that the Glenties and Dungloe Sewerage Schemes have now gone to tender with the completed tender documentation to be back with Donegal County Council by October 18th 2012. Cllr. Slowey was also told by Donegal County Council that the projected timeframe for the award of the Contract was the first Quarter of 2013 with the Construction Phase taking 18 months. This is great news of the people of Glenties and Dungloe who have waited a long time for this project to be delivered. According to Councillor Slowey this is the second Design, Build, Operate (DBO) contract which will be awarded in Donegal for the provision of sewerage facilities. The contract will involve the Construction of Main Transfer Pumping Stations and Wastewater Treatments Works in both towns. The Councillor went on to say that the works will include all pipe work between the Pumping Station and the Treatment Works and the associated outfalls for both treatment systems. There will be an outlying Pump Station on the Mill Road, Dungloe and the rehabilitation and cleaning of the existing pipe network in both towns. The DBO Contract will also include a 20 year Operational Phase by the successful Contractor. Cllr. Slowey said he expected the work to be completed in both Glenties and Dungloe and both systems operational by the end of 2014.

Community Employment Project:
A Community Employment Project will be commencing on the 15th October in Glenties. If interested please contact 087 153901 or email D.S.P. criteria will apply.

Tidy Town Draw:
The first prize of 2 Tickets for the Donegal V Mayo All Ireland Final went to James Callaghan, Fintra; 2nd prize – Framed A. Thompson Jersey, sighed by Donegal Team was won by Mary Campbell, Main Street, 3rd prize – Steak Night in Highlands Hotel for two was won by Francis Quinn, Mill Road, Glenties; 4th prize – Baby’s Cot Blanket – Adrian Mc Geehan, Fintown and 5th prize – Bottle of Whiskey – Mary Mc Geehan, Ardara.

Naomh Conaill Club Notes 28th September 2011

Congratulations to the Donegal senior team on winning the All Ireland Football final over Mayo. This was a very proud day for the club having so many lads involved in the team- manager Jim Mc Guinness, players Leo, Anthony, Dermot & Marty, kit man Joe and Charles.Well done boys on your great achievement.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 5,6,9 and 16. Two prizes of €50 went to Phil Mc Kelvey C/O Glenties Day Centre and Angela Callaghan Kilraine. Next weeks jackpot is €3,300.

The U-13 had a very comprehensive victory over Dungloe last Friday.

The minor regional semi final game against St Johns that was due to be played last Friday was cancelled. No date has yet been set for the game.

Congratulations to the Senior team who won the Patsy Brogan Memorial Tournament final in Donegal Town last Wednesday when they defeated Killybegs 1-13 to 0-12. Well done also to Daragh Gallagher who was received Man of the Match.

The Donegal senior championship 1st round 1st leg takes place this weekend. Both the seniors and reserves are home to St Nauls on Sunday. The reserve game is at 1.30pm followed by the senior game at 3.00pm.

The U-13 girls beat Carndonagh in the Group A County Semi Final in Killygordon last Wednesday. They are now through to the County Final which will take place in the next couple of weeks.

The minor girls won their game against Gweedore, their next game is against Naomh Mhuire.

Naomh Conaill Notes 21st February 2012

There was no winner of this weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 1,13,19 &24. Two prizes of €50 went to Thomas Donaghue Naomh Conaill senior team and Charles Mc Carron Brockagh Dungloe. Next weeks jackpot is €3,500.

The 5th draw in the 200 club took place at the Community centre bingo on Tuesday 14th February. 1st prize €500 P. Bonner Derryloughan. 5 prizes of €100 each – David Kelch Narin Road, Olivia Hegarty Mullantyboyle, John Timoney Fintown, Michael Glynn Loughcrillan and Marie Carr Narin.

There is an Umpires course in Jackson’s Hotel Ballybofey on Wednesday 29th February @ 7.30pm. Anyone interested is asked to contact club secretary Patsy Furey.

Membership for 2012 is now due. Adult membership is €30 and youth is €10. There is also €100 membership which membership and entry into the weekly lotto. Membership forms are available from the clubs website.

The draw took place for the 2012 Championship. The seniors and reserves have been drawn against St. Nauls, the U-21’s have Bundoran while the 3rd’s have been drawn against Naomh Ultan.

At the clubs presentation dance on Saturday 18th February a large crowd gathered to see the Senior team receive their Division One League medals and the Senior Ladies team receive their Gaeltacht medals and Championship runner-up medals. The award winners were Senior Player of the year Stephen Mc Grath, Reserve Player James Doherty, 3rd team player Jamie Mc Hugh, Most improved player Jamie Gallagher, Senior Ladies player Michelle Boyle and Most improved ladies player Siobhan Mc Devitt. Other presentations were made to the Senior team managers and backroom team. the Ladies manager and backroom team. the 6 Naomh Conaill players who were members of the Donegal team that won the Ulster football championship,the 4 Naomh Conaill players who were members of the winning All-Ireland Vocational school team. Presentations were also made to Jim Mc Guinness Donegal senior team manager and his wife Yvonne and to Jim Farrell Chairman of the Donegal Ladies board.

Good luck to Eoin Waide and Leo Mc Loone who are members of UUJ and to Cathal Ellis a member of DCU who are in the Sigerson Cup semi final (UUJ v DCU) this Saturday in Galway.

Naomh Conaill Notes 31st January 2012

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn 1,4,15&28. Two prizes of €50 went to Charles Melly Gortnasillagh Glenties and Fiona Boyle Main St Glenties. Next weeks jackpot is €3,200.

Club membership for 2012 is now due. Adult membership is €30 and youth €10. There is also €100 membership which includes membership and entry into the weekly lotto.

The Clubs Hot Buffet presentation dance will take place in the Highlands Hotel on Saturday 18th February @8pm. Music by Derailed. Tickets €20 and are available from The Paperstop, The Craft gallery, The Co-Op or contact Rosaleen Doherty.

Congratulations to Leo Mc Loone who was appointed Naomh Conaill minor manager for 2012 and to James Ellis who was appointed oifig na gaeilge.

There will be a referees beginners course on Saturday 4th February @ 9.30am. A referees refreshers course on Thursday 16th February @ 7.30pm. An umpires course on Wednesday 29th February @ 7.30pm. All courses are in Jackson’s hotel Ballybofey. Anyone interested in any of the courses is asked to contact Patsy Furey.

There is a meeting for Naomh Conaill senior ladies on Saturday @ 8.30. Any new players welcomed.

The club is seeking applications for reserve and 3rd team managers. Anyone interested can apply to club secretary Patsy Furey. Closing date is Friday 3rd February.

The club would like to wish the Donegal team especially manager Jim Mc Guinness and our players Anthony, Leo, Eoin, Marty, Dermot, Johnny and backroom member Joe good luck for the National football league