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Glenties Notes 22nd November 2013

New Arrivals:
Congratulations to Maria and Richie Quigley, Stone Park, Glenties on the birth recently of their baby girl.

Congratulations to Ann and Thomas Donoghue, Narin Road, Glenties on the birth on Friday 15th November 2013 of their first child, a baby girl.

The Friends of Letterkenny Hospital Church Gate Collection taken up recently in Glenties, amounted to € 641.50. Thanks to all those who contributed.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Fanny Billingsley, Mullantyboyle and formerly of Letterilly, Glenties, who died recently.

Bingo Winners 12/11/2013 in Community Centre, Glenties were – €25 winners – Margaret Gallagher and Eileen Gallagher; €35 winners – Kay Mc Geehan, Mary Gallagher and Brenda Reid; €50 winners – Jamsie Byrne, Rosaleen Gallagher, Kathleen Gallagher, Bried Coyle, Majella Boyle, Mary Kennedy, Nora Mc Hugh, Pat Sweeney, Willie Mc Nelis, Barbara Bonner, Liz Buckley, Kathleen Geasley and Mary Gallagher €100 winners – Emma Sweeney, Annie Deane, Rose Boyle, Majella Boyle, Winnie Long, Bernadette Gallagher and Edel Dooley €300 winner – Fay Moore.

Self-Help for Africa Collection:
The ‘Self-Help for Africa Church Gate Collection’, taken up recently in Glenties, amounted to €606.53. Thanks for your generosity to this worthy cause.

Church Gate Collection:
Glenties National School GYM ~ the Church Gate Collection next weekend Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November will be go towards the funding of the Gym at Scoil Mhuire. The Committee appeals for your generous support “The Future of The Gym is in Your Hands”.

Glenties Community Alert:
Our Annual Collection taken up at Glenties and Edeninfagh Churches last weekend amounted to € 600.00. Thank you for your generous support; Glenties Community Alert is in operation for over 20 years and has 55 monitored alarms installed in houses in our community, with more pending funding. If anyone wishes to apply for a monitored alarm we can be contacted at 0749551766 or the local Garda Station.

Collection Envelopes:
Your Help would be appreciated in helping us to compile the 2014 List for Sunday Collection Envelopes; Any New Parishioner who would like a box of envelopes, or any parishioner who has Changed Address since this time last year, should leave name and address in the Sacristy after any of The Masses, or telephone the Parochial House 0749551117. Thank You.

Glenties Parish Social:
The Christmas Parish Social will take place on Sunday 1st December in the Highlands Hotel, commencing at 3.00 p.m. with Mass; and a warm welcome is extended to all our Senior Citizens. The Committee will appreciate any Donations or Raffle Prizes towards the running costs of the event.

Athletics Club:
An information evening will be held in St. Columba’s Comprehensive School on Tuesday 19th November at 8 p.m. to inform parents of the upcoming launch of an athletics centre for the local area. This athletics centre will be opened to all individuals 8 years and over. Trial sessions will also commence on 26th November at the Comprehensive School Gym at 6.30 p.m for anyone interested in taking part. Everyone is welcome.

Johnny Boyle Water Colours Art Class:
Johnny Boyle Water Colours Art Class in the Highlands Hotel, beginning Tuesday 19th November at 8 p.m. For more details contact the Hotel 0749551111.

The Church Gate Collection for the Dungloe Branch of the Mental Health Association taken up recently in Glenties amounted to € 618.18 Thank you to everyone for your generosity.

Glenties Knitters:
Glenties Knitters meet on Thursday mornings at 11.00 a.m. in the Highlands Hotel to learn and share the skills of knitting and crochet or come along just to chat and have a cup of tea or coffee.

Glenties Annual Christmas Market:
Glenties Annual Christmas Market and Craft Fair takes place on Sunday 15th December in The Highlands Hotel, Glenties from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For details and Table Bookings contact Adele on 074 0551457.

Leo’s BBQ:
The McLoone Family, Leo’s Bar, Glenties would like to thank everyone for their kindness and support of the BBQ, which was held in aid of Letterkenny Hospital. A cheque for € 1,400 will be handed over this week. Thanks again for your help and support.

Glenties Notes 9th February 2012

Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 31st January were – John Mc Loone and Anne Davison won € 200 each. Maura Kilbane, Anne Furey, Denise Campbell, Bridget Mc Cabe, Frosses, Bridget Mc Cabe, Frosses, Brenda Reid, Sarah Mc Glynn and L. Doherty won € 100 each. Bridie Boyle, John O’ Donnell, Norah Gallagher, Eileen Maguire, Mary Ward, Fidelma Burke, Annie Deane, Rose Mc Fadden, Paddy Mc Gill, Nan Doherty and B. Fitzpatrick won € 50 each. Emily Thompson won € 40. Paddy Moore, Anne White, Bernadette Gallagher, John O’ Donnell, Teresa Molloy and Shaun Maloney won € 25 each.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Joe Boyle formerly of Glen Road, Glenties who died recently in Canada. Joe was a brother of the late Eugene Boyle, Glen Road.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family and all the relatives and friends of Charlie Deacy, Quay Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo, who died on Thursday 26th January 2012 in CastlebarHospital. Charlie came to Glenties as an Inspector in 1973. He was promoted to Superintendent in 1980 and was transferred to Letterkenny. He returned to Glenties as permanent Superintendent in 1981 where he remained until 1988, when he was transferred to Ballina. He lived on the Ardara Road, Glenties before he built his new home on the Glen Road. He is survived by his wife Maura, three daughters, Evelyn Caroline and Regina and one son, Cathal.

Charity Ceilí
A Charity Ceilí will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 18th March. Dancing is from 9 p.m. – 12. Music is by The Long Note and admission is €10 (including supper). All proceeds will go to – Palliative Care Team, Donegal Hospice

Naomh Conaill C.I.G. Presentation Night
A Hot Buffet and Dance will take place in the Highlands Hotel Glenties on Saturday 18th February at 8 p.m. Music is by ‘Derailed’. Tickets are € 20 and are available in the Paperstop, The Co-op and The Craft Gallery.

Volunteers Wanted
The Glenties Community Action Group is looking for volunteers to help organise events in the town, i.e. St Patrick’s Day Parade, Music Festival etc. Please contact Carmel on 087 9307423.

Collection – Thanks
The Bluestack Special Needs Foundation Church Gate Collection, taken up recently, amounted to € 565 in Glenties and € 110 in Edeninfagh. Thank You to everyone who made a contribution.

Chiropody Clinic
There will be chiropody clinic in the Glenties Day Centre on Monday 13th February. Ring Margaret on 087 1417180 for appointment.

Zumba Fitness Classes in Glenties
Every Tuesday Morning at 10.45 a.m. & Every Wednesday Evening at 7 p.m. in the Community Centre, Glenties. Zumba exercises include music with fast and slow rhythms. The music comes from dance styles including cumbia, salsa, merengue, mambo, flamenco, chachacha & reggaeton. You don’t need a partner or to be a good dancer to Zumba, just follow my simple moves & before you know it, you’ll be getting a great cardio workout in a fun party atmosphere!! Wear runners, comfortable clothes & bring a bottle of water. Dance breakdowns during every class so you can join in at your own pace. Enquiries to; Bridget on 087 913 0558 or on Facebook: Zumbardara.

Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion
The Parish based Programme for First Holy Communion called – “Do This in Memory” will continue Next Sunday – 12th February at 11 a.m. Mass.

Kilkenny National School
Enrolment Forms for the School Year 2012 / 2013 are available at the school now. Telephone 9544270.

St. Riaghan’s N. S. Drimnacrosh
Enrolment Forms are available from the School Office from Monday 6th February until Monday 13th February. Children will be invited to experience School Life at a later date in June.

Scoil Mhuire
Enrolment Day for Scoil Mhuire takes place on Friday 10th February between 1.30 p.m. and 3 .00 p.m. You may bring your child to see his / her new classroom and perhaps meet a few new friends.

Glenties Community T.V. – Regarding Payments
The payment of the € 10 can be made to Martin Breslin, The Craft Gallery on Main Street, Glenties.

Special Olympics
Special Olympics will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February. Special Olympics rely on this collection to help them raise the necessary funds to continue their work with existing athletes.

Art Classes
Johnny Boyle Art Classes have begun again in the Highlands Hotel on Tuesday Nights at 8.00 p.m.

Marie Keating Information Bus Cancellation
Unfortunately the Marie Keating Cancer Information Mobile Unit will NOT be in Ardara on 14th February.

Glenties Notes 19th October 2011

The Late Johnny Boyle
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Wednesday 5th October 2011 of Johnny Boyle, Loughcrillan Road, formerly of Aughla, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home for waking and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by the Loughlin sisters. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Johnny is survived by his wife, Annie, also one sister, Annie, who lives in England, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His other sister, Mary Bridget Cunningham, Glencolmcille predeceased him.

Shop N Share Glenties – First Anniversary
November last year was when we first opened the doors of our unique charity shop in Glenties, and thanks to the wonderful generosity of the people who support us we have gone from strength to strength. We wish to acknowledge and thank those who pass on such good items to us, those who buy and those who so generously give their time as volunteers in the shop and those who support us in other ways. Our work is run entirely by unpaid volunteers. We are open now Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat. All the money we make is used solely for projects in Jimma in Ethiopia. In recession times the poor of the Developing World can be easily forgotten, thus making their precious lives even more miserable. However the Glenties project has meant that 16 of the poorest of the poor get a small regular income allowing them to stay alive; The building of a Centre for street children is enabled by our monthly contributions; Several disadvantaged young people, who have no educational grants, are helped to further their education; £1,100 has been sent to assist with drought measures in East Africa; A wheelchair was purchased and delivered to a family where two sons have polio, enabling them to leave their homes. Blessings, prayers and heartfelt gratitude are in continuous flow from our contacts in Jimma. Our hope would be that in the future we could bring a couple of friends from there to Glenties to meet the community and build stronger ties with our African projects and the people we support. Thank you for your continued support. Call in at any time for a chat, to seek out a bargain or drop off any goods you have that you no longer need. Mile buiochas agus Rath De oraibh. Maria Rafferty and Team.

Friends of Letterkenny Hospital
The Friends of Letterkenny Hospital wish to thank all those who contributed to their Church Gate Collection taken up recently in Glenties and in Edeninfagh. The amount raised in Glenties was € 577 and in Edeninfagh was € 118.

Novena of Masses
Every Mass from Wednesday 2nd November until Thursday 10th November in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties and The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh will be offered for the Dead.

Glenties Notes 12th October 2011

Wedding Bells
Congratulations and best wishes to Patrick Mc Gill, Loughcrillan, Glenties and Janet Given, Ardara who were married on Saturday last.

Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife, Annie, other relatives and friends of Johnny Boyle, Loughcrillan Road, Narin Road, and formerly of Aughla, Glenties, who died on Wednesday 5th October 2011 in Letterkenny Hospital.
Sincere sympathy is extended to Mary Breslin, Kilraine, Glenties on the death last week of her sister, Annie Braddon, Garrowart, Ardara; also to all the relatives and friends.

Tír Chonaill GAP Cycling Club
After being rescheduled due to adverse weather conditions, Tír Chonaill GAP CC ran a very successful event with over 100 cyclists taking part in 3 different route options, a 30k, 60k and 120k route, which really tested a lot of the participants. The club would like to take this opportunity to thank a number of people who made the event the success it was, firstly thanks to the 100+ cyclists without whom the event wouldn’t happen, thanks to the drivers of the lead vans and sweeper vans, the motorcycle marshals, the Gardaí and the marshals back at base in Glenties, thanks to the St. Johns Ambulance personnel who attended, (thankfully we had no major casualty’s!!), to the photographers and water stop attendants who did great work on the 3 routes, also to the Highlands Hotel for providing their ballroom for the refreshments afterwards, to the Day Care Centre and Comprehensive school for the use of their buildings, great appreciation to the businesses and people that kindly sponsored food and drinks, last but by no means least, the ladies of the club who did Trojan work to dish out the soup, sandwiches and tea to the hungry cyclists! We’re looking forward to a busy winter and are in the process of organising some mountain biking events so keep checking in on the website for updates:

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre Glenties on Tuesday 4th October were Margaret Mc Brearty won the Jackpot of € 400. Susie Connaghan, Mary Gallagher, Cathy Connell, John Mc Loone, Jamsie Byrne, Seamus Deane and Anne Furey won € 100 each. Margaret Murray, Sadie Sweeney, Tisha Dorellery, Helen Mc Dyre, Majella Boyle, Brenda Reid, Anne Furey, Annie Deane, Maria Boyle, Margaret Byrne, Seamus Deane and Bridie Boyle won € 50 each. Teresa Molloy won € 40. Rose Mc Groarty and Sinead Ryan won € 25 each. Claire Keeney, Sinead Ryan and Anne Kennedy won € 20 each.

“Cash for Clobber”
Scoil Mhuire is having a “Cash for Clobber” collection in the school next Wednesday19th October. They are collecting – unwanted clothing for adults and children; paired shoes, hats and scarves, handbags and belts, curtains and linens. For each bag the school collects they will receive € 4. Bags can be left at the school from Monday 17th October. Thank you for your continued support.

Mass for Road Traffic Accident Victims
The 11 a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church Glenties on Sunday 20th November will be celebrated for the intentions of road traffic accident victims. The Mass is being organised by Margaret Mannering for World Remembrance Day, for Victims of Road Traffic Accidents. The names of those who have died on the roads, at home or abroad, will be read out at the beginning of the Mass on that day. Relatives and friends of the deceased are invited to attend. Members of the emergency services – i.e. Fire Brigade, Ambulance, An Garda Síochána, together with the Road Safety Officer attached to Donegal County Council are also invited. The contact numbers for those who would like to have someone remembered at the Mass are – Anne 086- 2436849 and Rose – 2919830 or email

Rectors Challenge Charity Cycle
The 2011 cycle raised over €10,000 between the group parishes of Ardara, Glencolmcille, Glenties, Lettermacaward and Inniskeel. Various charities throughout the group benefited from this. They are: Hospice Palliative Care, Carrick Vocational School, Glenties Tidy Towns, St Bridget’s Hall, Lettermacaward, Oncology Unit Letterkenny Hospital, Donegal Hospice, Portnoo & Rosbeg Care of the Aged and Parish Funds. We would like to thank all those who helped in any way to run this event. Those who provided transport, signs, refreshments, spare bicycles and music, the local Gardaí and County Council workers for their help. We also thank the Marshalls and First Aid personnel and last but by no means least the Cyclists, but for them the event would not happen. All your help and support is very much appreciated.

St. Vincent de Paul Society
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul may be contacted confidentially on 087 1539018 if you are experiencing financial difficulties.