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Glenties Parish Newsletter 4th March 2019

Tuesday
5th March
9.30am
Wednesday
6th March
Ash Wednesday
8.00am

9.30am

7.30pm Francis Browne R.I.P. – 2nd Anniversary (Mill Road)

Thursday
7th March
8.00am
6.00pm
Friday
8th March
8.00am
7.30pm Sean Boyle R.I.P. (Ard Patrick)
Saturday
9th March
11.00am
7.30pm Jimmy McGill R.I.P. – 10th Anniversary (Ard McGill)
Sunday
10th March
11.00am CONFIRMATION

Confessions Will Follow 11am Mass On Saturday Morning

Confirmation Sunday 10th March  11am
First Confession Thursday  4th April  7pm
First Holy Communion Saturday 11th May  11am

CONFESSIONS FOR THE CONFIRMANDI AND THEIR FAMILIES will be available in the Church on Monday evening at 7.00pm as a preparation for Confirmation Day on Sunday next, 10th March.  We wish all our young people every blessing as they receive the Holy Spirit afresh.

Lent begins on Wednesday when we receive ashes as a reminder of our dependence on God and as an Act of Penance.  Ash Wednesday is a day of Fast and Abstinence.
Lent Mass Times:

Monday 7.30pm
Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday 8.00am & 7.30pm
Thursday 8.00am & 6.00pm
Saturday 11.00am

These Mass times may be subject to change.

Visitation of the Sick & Elderly will take place this week as follows :
Tuesday 5th – Ard Connell, Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr Mccloskey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, Altar, Ard Patrick.
Wednesday 6th – Stonepark, Mill Road,  Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Tullyhoniver, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Mulnamina, Gortnsillagh, Drimnasillagh, Buncrobog.

Due  to  Confirmation  Practise  on  Tuesday  morning,  Fr  Gerard  may  be  a  little  later  starting  his  Tuesday  calls.

Margaret  Connell, THE  FOOT  CARE  PRACTITIONER,  will  be  in  the  Day  Centre  on Monday 4th March.   To  book   an appointment  call  087 1417180.

Irish Cancer Society Daffodil Day Friday 22nd March.  Volunteers will be on the Main Street, Glenties looking for your support.  Donations of fresh daffodils would be greatly appreciated.  Thank You.

Youth Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick:  It is hoped to take a group of young people from the Parish from 3rd year upward, on a one day pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo on Thursday 25th April.  Please contact Fr Gerard or the Parochial House for further details.

Glenties Community Centre: Anyone wishing to book the Hall may call to office Monday to Friday 10 A.M.–2 P.M 074 9557880 or Mary at 0860872754 or Laura at 0862518322.
Bingo every Tuesday night 9.00pm  Jackpot €13,300. on 45 numbers €300 paid out if over 45 numbers.
Mother and Toddler Group every Friday 10.30am—12.00.
Fiddle Lessons Wednesday 3.15–7.0#
Farren School of Speech and Drama  Thursday 5-6pm in Community Centre for more information contact Anna 087 7704155 or visit www.farrenschoolofspeechanddrama.com
Tai Chi Wednesday 8.00—9.30
Bowls Mondays & Fridays 8.00—10.00
Musical Theatre Camp March Friday 8th 2019 4 – 7 pm for more details contact Zara 0873602008

Fintown Harps AFC 50/50 Draw €2 a ticket or 3 tickets for €5.  Draw will take place the last Thursday of every month.  Tickets are on sale in local businesses or ask any player.

The Edeninfagh CE Scheme has one position vacant for a General Operative to work on the Church grounds and graveyards in Glenties. If you are interested and are eligible for a scheme, please contact 074-9557981, 087-7736247 or email amhicfhionnlaoigh@sceimudaras.ie.

Narin Portnoo Rosbeg CE Project have a vacancy for Youth Worker, attached to Downstrands Family Resource Centre, in the Dolmen Centre. Community Employment  criteria apply and CE participant can avail of training to up-skill while on the Project. To apply for the above, please email dolmencentre@eircom.net or telephone 0749545010 during office hours.

Zumba Fitness Relaunched: A brand new course lasting 5 weeks: cost is €35 of €10 pay on the night. Come along & dance your way to happiness & fitness in a fun non-judgemental space suitable for all fitness levels. Every Tuesday @ 7pm. Ardara Heritage Centre. Contact: Bridget 0879130558

New Life Choir Live on Tour have traveled from Uganda to share their stories through song and dance on 12th March at 7pm in the Methodist Church Hall.  Admission Free.  All Welcome.

Please note that webcams are in operation in the church
https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-connells

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to €1,867.00. Thank  You

Church  of  the  Holy  Family,  Edeninfagh

THERE WILL NO MASS ON SUNDAY 10TH MARCH

VIGIL ON SATURDAY 9TH MARCH AT 7.30PM

Collectors for March Jimmy Herron, Lacklea

Last Week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION Amounted to € 215.00.  Thank You.

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted NO LATER THAN 1.00 P.M. WEDNESDAY to the Parochial House, 074 95 51117. Parish email Address: glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Parish Newsletter 20th March 2018

Masses for week commencing 19th March to 25th March

Tuesday 20th March 8.00am
7.30pm
Wednesday 21st March 8.00am
7.30pm  William Campbell R.I.P. (Ard McGill)
Thursday 22nd March  8.00am
10am to 6pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
**There will be no benediction**
**NO EVENING MASS**
Friday 23rd March 8.00am
7.30pm Danny Morrow r.i.p. – Months Mind (Kilraine)
Saturday 24th March 11.00am Shaun, Rita and Johnny Given R.I.P. (Mill Road & London)
7.30pm Josephine Bonner R.I.P. (Mill Road)
Sunday
PALM SUNDAY
25th March 11.00am Mary Theresa Boyle R.I.P. (Glen Road)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: FOLLOWING THE 7.30PM MASS ON FRIDAY.

LOOP SYSTEM: A “Loop System” has now been installed in the Main Church and the Day Church to assist the hard of hearing using hearing aid devices.

**THERE WILL BE NO EVENING MASS ON THURSDAY 22ND MARCH AND THERE WILL BE NO BENEDICTION**

CONFESSIONS FOR EASTER: Prior to Easter is a traditional time to reflect on our Christian living and our ongoing relationship with God and each other. With this in mind the Sacrament of Confession/Reconciliation will be available locally on the following days and times:

Sunday 25th March Edeninfagh 11.30am and after 12.15pm Mass
Monday 26th March Kilclooney 8.00pm
Monday 26th March Fintown 8.30pm
Tuesday 27th March Glenties 8.00pm
Wednesday 28th March Ardara 8.00pm

A meeting will be held with those parents (of First Holy Communion Children) who are taking responsibility for organizing the next “Let’s Be Family” Mass for Easter Sunday Mass (1st April, 11.00am). The meeting will take place in Scoil Mhuire on Tuesday 20th March at 8.15pm.

A meeting of the Liturgy Group re: The “Let’s Be Family” Mass will take place in Scoil Mhuire on Tuesday 20th March at 9.00pm.

CANCER CARE WEST: will hold a Church Gate Collection on Saturday24th/Sunday 25th March.

CEILI NIGHT: Sunday 18th March from 8 – 11pm in Roses CDP building Dungloe. Music by Ceili Time.

SVP COLLECTION: The recent collection amounted to €816. Thank you for your generous contributions.

ALZHEIMERS DAY CENTRE: The Annual Good Friday Walk in aid of the Alzheimers Day Care in Glenties on Thursdays and Fridays, will take place on Good Friday at 11.00am. The walk will commence at the Day Centre via Meenahalla returning to the Day Centre. Tea and Coffee afterwards.

A FUND FOR MICKEY JOE MCMONAGLE: Finale Fundraising Dance taking place in the Limelight, Glenties on Saturday 24th March with Daniel O’Donnell and Guests. Admission €20.00 payable at the door. Doors opening at 8.30 pm. Door prizes on the night. Everyone welcome.

THE YOUTH CHOIR: Are in need of some teenage or adult musicians to assist at the family Mass on the first Saturday of every month. Contact Anne McDwyer on 087 7530132 if you can help.

TIR CHONAILL GAP CYCLING CLUB: Will host their annual Easter Charity Cycle and Run/Walk on Monday, 2 April 2018. Registration will take place at 10.00 am, in the Glenties Day Care Centre, with refreshments served afterwards. Proceeds in aid of the Care of the Aged and Alzheimer’s. Distances are 30k or 60k cycle, 5k run/walk or Duathlon 5k run & 30k cycle. See Facebook for details or contact any committee member.

ACCORD CATHOLIC MARRIAGE CARE SERVICE: Are you interested in becoming a Facilitator to share your positive married experience with engaged couples? Contact ACCORD Letterkenny Centre 074 9122218 or email accordletterkenny@eircom.net.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 2,060.00. Thank You

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

SUNDAY MASS: *** 12 .15 p.m. ***
WEEKDAY MASSES: Thursday 22nd March 6pm & Friday 23rd March 6pm

Sunday 25th March 12.15pm John Gallagher R.I.P, Strasallagh

EASTER CONFESSIONS: Sunday March 25th at 11.30am and after 12.15pm Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Mondays from 6pm to 8pm.

Last week’s Offertory Collection amounted to € 295.00. Thank you

 

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted no later than 1.00 p.m. Wednesday to Dympna, Parochial House, 074 95 51117.  Parish email Address : glentiesparish@gmail.com

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 13th March 2018

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto the numbers drawn out were 17-23-26-28 and the 2x€50 went to Conal Wright, Fintown & Grace O Donnell & P Gallagher, Dungloe. Next week’s Jackpot will be €7,700.

Naomh Conaill club 200 draw No 8 took place on Tuesday 6th March and the winners were as follows. €300 Annette Mc Loone, Main Street. 7x€100 Michael O’Donnell, Mullantyboyle, Rosaleen Doherty, Station rd, Ross Watson, Dooey Letir, John Boyle, Mennalargan, John Paul Gallagher, Mennalargan, Joe Byrne, Buncurbog, Ann O’Donnell, Derries. Congratulations to all the winners and draw No 9 will take place on Tuesday 3rd April at bingo.

Adult membership €40, adult and yearly lotto €100, youth €20 each for the first 2 children and €10 for each additional child. All players must have there membership paid before they can play for the club. Membership will be taken on Friday night in the Clubhouse from  6.30-7.30pm

Naomh Conaill Gaa Dinner Dance was held in The Highlands Hotel Glenties on Saturday 10th March. Naomh Conaill would like to congratulate all the award winners on the night and Thank everyone who came out to support the club. Thanks to the staff and management of the Highlands Hotel for hosting the event and the Ballroom looked amazing.

Naomh Conaill Sinsir will play Cill Chartha in the Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta 17th Marta at 2pm.

Glenties Parish Newsletter 12th March 2018

Masses for week commencing 12th March to 18th March

Monday 12th March 7.30pm Private Intention
Tuesday 13th March 8.00am
7.30pm
Wednesday 14th March 8.00am
7.30pm Private Intention
Thursday 15th March 8.00am
10am to **5pm** **Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Benediction at 5pm**
7.30pm
Friday
Vigil St Patrick’s Day
16th March 8.00am
7.30pm James, Cassie & Paddy Toland R.I.P. (Doobin & Ard McGill)
Followed by Stations of the Cross
Saturday
St Patrick’s Day
17th March 11.00am  Anna Molloy R.I.P. 1st Anniversary (Ard Patrick)
7.30pm (Sunday Vigil) Jim & Kieran Hamill R.I.P. (Mulinamina)
Sunday 18th March 11.00am Annie & Joseph McDevitt R.I.P. (Main Street)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

**ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT EVERY THURSDAY MORNING FROM 10AM TO **5PM**. (BENEDICTION WILL BE AT 5PM FOR THIS WEEK ONLY)**

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: FOLLOWING THE 7.30PM MASS ON FRIDAY.

LOOP SYSTEM: A “Loop System” has now been installed in the Main Church and the Day Church to assist the hard of hearing using hearing aid devices.

ST PATRICK’S DAY MASS: Parts of this Mass will be said in Irish. The Offertory Collection on St Patrick’s Day will be for Educational Purposes.

A meeting will be held with those parents (of First Holy Communion Children) who are taking responsibility for organizing the next “Let’s Be Family” Mass for Easter Sunday (1st April, 11.00am) Mass. The meeting will take place in Scoil Mhuire on Tuesday 20th March at 8.15pm.

A meeting of the Liturgy Group re: The “Let’s Be Family” Mass will take place at 9.00pm in Scoil Mhuire on Tuesday 20th March.

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY: Daffodil Day Friday 23rd March. Volunteers will be on Main Street, Glenties on the Friday looking for your support. Donations of fresh daffodils would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

FIRST CONFESSION: MONDAY 23RD APRIL AT 7PM
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: SATURDAY 12TH MAY AT 11AM

THE YOUTH CHOIR: Are in need of some teenage or adult musicians to assist at the family Mass on the first Saturday of every month. Contact Anne McDwyer on 087 7530132 if you can help.

The family of the late Louise Furey would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to everyone for the generous donations to The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. Total raised was €24,005.61. Thank you.

ANAM CARA DONEGAL: An organisation that supports bereaved parents, will hold a Bereavement Information Evening on Tuesday 20th March from 7.00-9.00pm in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal. If attending, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Monday 19th March or call 085 2888 888.

JAMES MCCALLIG wishes to thank everyone for their donations on behalf of the “Ray of Sunshine Foundation “on his recent trip to Kenya. Total amount raised for the Charity was €1,813.00.

ST. RIAGHANS N.S DRIMNACROSH: Will be having a St.Patrick’s Day Cake Sale, Saturday 17th March in the Community Centre after Mass. Come along and enjoy some home baking and traditional song and dance.

TIR CHONAILL GAP CYCLING CLUB: Will host their annual Easter Charity Cycle and Run/Walk on Monday, 2 April 2018. Registration will take place at 10.00 am, in the Glenties Day Care Centre, with refreshments served afterwards. Proceeds in aid of the Care of the Aged and Alzheimer’s. Distances are 30k or 60k cycle, 5k run/walk or Duathlon 5k run & 30k cycle. See Facebook for details or contact any committee member.

S.V.P. GLENTIES: The AGM takes place on Tuesday 13th March at 8pm.

We, the Mc Dyer family want to extend our sincere gratitude for the generous donations received at our Coffee Evening in aid of The Donegal Hospice following Martin’s 4th Anniversary Mass. The amount collected was a whooping €950.00 which will make an immediate difference to those receiving palliate care and help support their families in one of their most challenging times. Your support encourages our continued commitment to fundraise to help make a positive difference to both patients in the Hospice and those receiving palliative care at home. Thank you all again for your generosity and support.

ACCORD CATHOLIC MARRIAGE CARE SERVICE: Are you interested in becoming a Facilitator to share your positive married experience with engaged couples? Contact ACCORD Letterkenny Centre 074 9122218 or email accordletterkenny@eircom.net.

ROSARY AT THE MASS ROCKS’: In November over 30,000 Irish People gathered at our coasts to pray the rosary to preserve Life & Faith in Ireland. Now we turn to our Mass Rocks and Ancient Monastic Sites, on Sunday March 18th, at 2.30pm, to pray the rosary, and ask our deceased brethren, who risked their lives for the faith, to intercede for Ireland. For more info, or to sign up a location visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie. “You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary” Blessed Alan De La Roche

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,745.00. Thank You

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

SUNDAY MASS: *** 12 .15 p.m. ***
WEEKDAY MASSES: Thursday 15th March 6pm
ST PATRICK’S DAY VIGIL: Friday 16th March 6pm

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Mondays from 6pm to 8pm.

Last week’s Offertory Collection amounted to € 235.00. Thank you

 

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted no later than 1.00 p.m. Wednesday to Dympna, Parochial House, 074 9551117. Parish email Address : glentiesparish@gmail.com

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 7th March 2018

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto the numbers drawn out were 03-16-19-27 and the 2x€50 went to Sally Boyle, Stonepark & Cormac Quinn, Glen Tavern. Next week’s Jackpot will be €7,600.

Adult membership €40, adult and yearly lotto €100, youth €20 each for the first 2 children and €10 for each additional child. All players must have there membership paid before they can play for the club. Membership will be taken on Thursday night in the Comp Gym from  6.15-7pm

Naomh Conaill Gaa Dinner Dance will be held in The Highlands Hotel Glenties on Saturday 10th March. Tickets are on sale in the Inniskeel Co-op now. Live music on the night. Asking all members and non members to please come out and show your support for all the winning teams who will be presented with there winning medals on the night.

Last chance to order the Donegal GAA Annual Club Pass 2018. Closing date to order- 9th March- Contact Caroline Breslin Naomh Conaill Secretary 087 138 9926. The Donegal GAA Annual Club Pass are currently for sale for the 2018 Season at €120. This pass will give admission to all. Adult League & Championship matches under the control of Donegal GAA for 2018 Season. Adult League & Championship Matches. Includes U21 Competitions. Does not include competitions at U18 grade & Below.

Glenties Parish Newsletter 6th March 2018

Masses for week commencing 5th March to 11th March

Tuesday 6th March 8.00am
7.30pm Frankie & Joseph Campbell R.I.P. (Main Street)
Wednesday 7th March 8.00am
7.30pm Francis Boyle R.I.P. – 1st Anniversary (Mill Road)
Thursday 8th March 8.00am Nadine Connaghan–Birthday Remembrance
7.30pm Private Intention
Friday 9th March 8.00am
7.30pm John & Kathleen Boyle R.I.P. (Shallogans)
Followed by Stations of the Cross
Saturday 10th March 11.00am Pat McHugh R.I.P. (Narin Road)

*1.30PM* Nuala Webster R.I.P. – Months Mind

7.30pm Teresa McNelis & Bridget Gannon R.I.P. (Narin Road)

Sunday 11th March 11.00am Jimmy McGill R.I.P. (Ard McGill)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT EVERY THURSDAY MORNING FROM 10AM TO 6PM.

THERE WILL BE STATIONS OF THE CROSS FOLLOWING THE 7.30PM MASS ON FRIDAY.

LOOP SYSTEM: A “Loop System” has now been installed in the Main Church and the Day Church to assist the hard of hearing using hearing aid devices.

GLENTIES S.V.P.: Church gate collection next weekend 3rd/4th March. Please give generously.

“THE GREAT WAR”: It has been proposed to host a commemorative event to honour those from Ardara, Downstrands and Glenties who participated in World War 1. If you have any information about a family member/neighbour or any memorabilia from this time please contact any of the following people;
Conor: 087 7852520, Conal: 087 9707889 or Mary: 086 3540928. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

GLENTIES COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP AGM: AGM will be held on Thursday 8th March at 8pm.

FOOT HEALTH PRACTITIONER: Margaret Connell will be in the Day Centre on Monday March 5th. Contact 087 1417180.

MARY’S MEALS: Church Gate Collection will take place on 3rd/4th March. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Visitation of the sick & elderly will take place this week as follows : –
Tuesday 6th Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, Ard Patrick and Ard McGill.
Wednesday 7th Stonepark, Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Mullantyboyle, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Ard Connell, Glen Road.

FIRST CONFESSION: MONDAY 23RD APRIL AT 7PM
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: SATURDAY 12TH MAY AT 11AM

THE YOUTH CHOIR: Are in need of some teenage or adult musicians to assist at the family Mass on the first Saturday of every month. Please contact Anne McDwyer on 087 7530132 if you can be of help.

ANAM CARA: is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Tuesday 6th March at 7:00pm in the Waterfront Hotel, Dungloe. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Monday 5th March or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.

SCOIL MHUIRE: Are hosting a “Glenties Say Yes To The Dress” in the Highlands Hote l on Friday 27th April at 8pm. Anyone who has a dress that they can donate to this fundraiser can leave them into Scoil Mhuire. We are looking for occasional wear suitable to sell on the night. We would be grateful for your support.

PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE: Benevento – San Giovanni – Alba Adriatica, Loreto and Cascia. 5th to 12th June 2018. Further details from Nuala 071 9851129

WONDER OF THE [TURIN] SHROUD: A 60 minute film by Fr Martin Haigh, OSB will be shown in the Donegal Town Parish Centre on Thursday 15th March at 7pm. It will be followed by a 30 min overview of the forensic studies on the Shroud of Turin to-date. Light refreshments afterwards. Voluntary offerings to benefit the SVP. For more details call 087 161 3031.

PROTECT THE 8TH: Meeting for everyone interested in the Right to Life. Tara Hotel, Killybegs. Wednesday 7th March at 8pm.

RALLY TO PROTECT THE 8TH AMENDMENT: Takes place in Dublin on 10th March at 2pm. The most important Rally for Life. Bus leaves Glenties at 8am. To book your seat contact Jim 087 5606595 or Noreen 087 7456087.

DYC’S CASH FOR CLOBBER: There will be a “Cash for Clobber” collection on Saturday 10th March in aid of the Donegal Youth Choir’s Lourdes trip. Drop off at the Market Hall, Glenties 11am – 3pm. To arrange collection outside this time or for any queries call 086 1656455. Any support would be greatly appreciated.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 2,175.00. Thank You

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

SUNDAY MASS: *** 12 .15 p.m. ***
WEEKDAY MASSES: Thursday 8th March 6pm & Friday 9th March 6pm

We will have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Mondays from 6pm to 8pm.

Fr Donnchadh will visit the sick and elderly on Tuesday 6th March from 11am.

Last week’s Offertory Collection amounted to € 325.00. Thank you

 

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted no later than 1.00 p.m. Wednesday to Dympna, Parochial House, 074 95 51117. Parish email Address: glentiesparish@gmail.com

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 28th March 2017

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto; the numbers drawn out were 1-16-23-28 and the 2x€50 went Breid Gallagher, Narin Rd and Sally McHugh, Ardara. Next week’s Jackpot will be €10,000.

Naomh Conaill Gaa merchandise can now be bought online on All sports Donegal Town and O’Neills

A big thank you to all who supported our ‘Come Dine with me’ fundraiser. Most of our hosts held their dinner parties on St Patrick’s evening and then finished the night in Kennedys where a great night was had by all.  We held a very successful raffle for Paul Dawson’s MS Fundraising. Paul himself was on hand to pull out the winning tickets.  Many thanks to all who sponsored prizes on the night namely, Terence in the Blue Haven, Rosaleen and Conal in Lisdanar B&B, Sean and Geraldine in Donegal Waste, Glenties Furnishings and of course Paul Dawson himself who kindly donated a gallon of grouse. Kieran Kennedy also sponsored a super prize of an overnight hotel break for two which was specifically set aside for one of the hosts. Bernie O’Malley and Pauline Gallagher were the lucky winners. Sean McLoone, your local coal-man, kindly sponsored wine for each of the hosts to which we are very grateful. Last but not least a huge thank you goes out all of our hosts. All of our hosts admitted it was hard work but totally enjoyed the evening so well done to you all. We still have some dinner parties organised in the coming weeks as this weekend didn’t suit everyone so hopefully all goes well for them and don’t forget to forward your pictures to the Club Facebook page.

Over the Easter weekend Naomh Conaill present the eagerly awaited “League of Extraordinary Glenties Men”. A must see show featuring a variety of characters from around the town as you have never seen them before. You have seen one trailer, now keep an eye out for the sequel. Shows are taking place in the community centre on Good Friday 14th & Easter Sunday 16th April. Tickets are priced at €10 and go on sale Monday 3rd of April in the Cope Shop and from Vincent Cranley (087) 1770243 or Seamus O’Malley (087) 410 6737. Get your tickets early so you don’t miss out as these will go fast.

Fixtures Wed 29th March Minor Naomh Naille v Naomh Conaill, Mon 3rd April U12s Ardara v Naomh Conaill, Fri 7th April U16s An Clochan Liath v Naomh Conaill, Sun 9th April senior & reserve Naomh Conaill v Milford.

Glenties Notes 9th March 2017

Death of Rev Fr Pat Prendergast
It was with great sadness that the community of Glenties became aware of the untimely passing of Fr Pat Prendergast at St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin on Monday 6th March. Fr Pat came to Glenties as Parish Priest in 1999 and served us with dedication and generosity. Known for his kindness and also his great interest in the schools of the Parish, he will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all who had the pleasure to cross his path. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy
The sudden death took place recently of John O’Donnell, Cappry, Ballybofey. Originally from Aughla, Glenties, John is survived by his wife Sarah, daughter Annette Donaghey and three grandsons, Patrick, James and Daniel. He is also survived by brothers Jimmy and Willie and sisters Bridie, Annie and Rosie. John worked in St Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar for 27 years and made many friends throughout the years which was evident in the large attendance at his wake and funeral. He was laid to rest in Drumboe Cemetary following Requiem Mass which was con-celebrated by Fr John Joe Duffy and Fr Patsy Arkinson.

Sincere sympathy is also extended to the family of Pat McHugh, Narin Road, Glenties on his recent passing at Letterkenny University Hospital. Pat was laid to rest in the New Graveyard following Requiem Mass on Tuesday 7th March.

Glenties Community Centre
Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9pm. Jackpot €5400 on 45 numbers or less. If not won €300 will be paid out. €100 a house, €50 a line.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme has a vacancy for Horticultural workers and Museum workers. C.E criteria applies.

C.E. workers can avail of training to up skill while on CE scheme.To apply for the above please e-mail glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie or telephone 0879695053 or more information.

Snooker Room now open from 6pm – 10pm

Yoga Classes: every Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:45pm. For more information contact 0879667142.

Tia Chi continues each Wednesday from 8pm to 9:30pm.

Donegal Kung Fu for adults and children, for further details and cost, please contact Mark Kinsella 0863665495 or email:marktkinsella@yahoo.co.uk

Parent & Toddler Group: Monday mornings from 10am to 12 Noon.

Bingo Winners 28/02/2017
€50 Winners: Frank Mc Menamin, Caroline Kee, Nora Gallagher, Maura Gilbane, Bridie Boyle, Ann Furey, Evelyn Boyle, Kathleen McMenamin, Kathleen Mc Hugh, Maria Boyle, Patsy Mc Dyre, Adele Dooley.
€100 Winners: Rosemaire Whelan, Patsy Martin, Kathleen Quinn, Kitty McGlynn, Ann Quinn, Caroline Kee, Eileen Gallagher, Lorraine Brennan, Josie Martin. €300 Winner: Ann Quinn.

Timetable of Masses during Lent
There will be Mass in Glenties every day during the season of Lent. Mass will take place on three evenings – Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30pm. There will be Mass on two mornings – Tuesday and Thursday at 10am. Mass will be held on Saturday morning at 11am and Saturday evening at 7:30pm. Mass as usual on Sunday at 11am. Masses are subject to change if a Funeral Mass needs to be held.

Booking of Masses
Anyone wishing to book Masses for Anniversaries and Mass Intentions can contact Fr Gerard directly either by calling into the Sacristy after Mass or by calling 074 9546107.

Sacrament of Confirmation
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St Connell’s Church on Sunday 12th March at 11am.

A.G.M. Saint Vincent de Paul
The A.G.M. of St Connell’s Conference of Saint Vincent de Paul will take place in the Day Centre, McCloskey Crescent on Monday 13th March at 7pm. All are welcome including new members.

Naomh Conaill
Naomh Conaill membership for 2017 is now due.Registration evenings will be held as follows: Aras Sheain Bhain Fintown – Saturday 11th March from 6.30pm -7.00pm. St Columba’s Comprehensive School gym – Thursday 9th March 7pm – 8pm. Naomh Conail clubhouse – Sunday 12th March – 4pm -5pm. Adult membership is €40, youth €20 each for the first two children and €10 for each additional child, €100 membership includes adult membership and entry into the weekly lotto, social membership €100. Registration is required for all adult players and non players, coaches, committee members and underage players. Closing date for membership is 24th March.

St Patrick’s Day Parade
With just over a week to go until the St Patrick’s Day parade with a difference, we would like to encourage everyone to partake in the event on 17/3/17@ 00.01am. By this we mean don your green suit, dress, light up everything green or even resurrect that Leprechaun outfit and come along dressed and prepared join the atmosphere for the parade #turnglentiesgreen. The parade will be guaranteed to have five, if not six marching bands – some of which will be illuminated with green lights, glow sticks and glow bands. We have asked clubs and groups to enter a float and to participate in some way and we would also like to encourage everyone to come out and and contribute to this novel event in order to showcase the wonderful community spirit that exists in our wee town. Groups, individuals or businesses that wish to get involved, can do do so by informing a committee member or by messaging us on Facebook. Remember, the more the merrier! We look forward to seeing you all on St Patrick’s Day at 00.01am.

Glenties Playgroup and Afterschools
Glenties Community Playgroup Limited are seeking applications for Childcare Workers in order to establish a suitable relief panel. The panel will be activated when there is a member of staff absent. Applicants must have a minimum of FETAC Level 5 in Early Years. The ideal applicant must be flexible and be able to work at short notice. To request an application pack, please contact the Glenties Community Playgroup Limited, Glen Road, Glenties by post or by emailing: glentiesplaygroup@eircom.net

Paul Dawson’s MS Fundraising
Ann’s Ardara Fitness Class this evening at 7:45pm in Ardara Community Centre – Work the body and then work the mind in Nancy’s Bar at a quiz night. All monies from the fitness class and quiz go towards Paul Dawson’s MS Fundraising appeal. Everyone welcome!

Comhghairdeas
Congratulations to the pupils of Edeninfagh National School who came first in their category in the Féile Áitiúil Scoildrámaíochta 2017 and were also awarded the ‘Judges Best’ Award for overall performance. They will now progress to Féile Uladh which takes place in Armagh on 24th March.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 8th March 2017

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto; the numbers drawn out were 1-22-24-27 and the 2x€50 went Bernie Martin, Church Rd and Martin Regan, Glenties. Next week’s Jackpot will be €10,000.

Naomh Conaill “Come Dine With Me” Invite your friends and family to your home to host a dinner on St Patricks day/eve and then finish the evening along with all the other hosts in Kennedy’s Bar with music by “The Vinyls”. Kieran from Kennedy’s has kindly sponsored a special prize for a mystery overnight hotel stay for one lucky host. For all you Naomh Conaill enthusiasts outside of Donegal and overseas, why not get involved and host a table!! A special prize of a years club lotto subscription is up for grabs. We would ask all hosts to forward your pictures to the club Facebook page on the evening itself as these will all be displayed on the TV’s in Kennedy’s Bar for all to see. In order to help your guests get in the party mood each host will receive a complimentary bottle of wine sponsored kindly by  Sean McLoone’s Coal Deliveries. As part of the event Naomh Conaill are proud to support  Paul Dawson’s MS Fundraising Drive. A raffle will be held on the night with some fantastic prizes sponsored by our very generous sponsors. These include:- Voucher for Blue Haven – Terence Molloy (Blue Haven) Voucher for Harveys Point – Lisdanar B&B Voucher for McElhinneys – Donegal Waste There is a huge uptake in hosts already registering to take part on the night but if you are interested please contact a committee member. Martin Doherty 086 8656312 Rosaleen Doherty 087 6235023 Vincent Cranley 087 1770243 Please note that you can host your event on another night if it suits you and your guests better.

Naomh Conaill Gaa merchandise can now be bought online on All sports Donegal Town and O’Neills

Naomh Conaill membership for 2017 is now due. The club will hold a registration night in Aras Sheain Bhain Fintown on Saturday 11th March from 6.30 -7.00, the Comprehensive gym Thursday 9th March 7-8 and the clubhouse Sunday 12th 4-5. Adult membership is €40, youth €20 each for the first two children and €10 for each additional child, €100 membership includes adult membership and entry into the weekly lotto, social membership €100. Registration is required for all adult players and non-players, coaches, committee members and underage players. Closing date for membership is 24th March.

All sports division 1 league Naomh Conaill senior and reserve will host Gaoth Dobhair this Sunday 12th March @1.30-3:00pm in Davy Brennan Park Glenties. Sunday 19th March St Michaels v Naomh Conaill at 1:30-3:00pm in Dunfanaghy.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 1st March 2017

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto; the numbers drawn out were 2-8-24-30 and the 2x€50 went Seamus Mc Kelvey, Fintown and William and Jane Cunningham, Ardara. Next week’s Jackpot will be €10,000.

Naomh Conaill “Come Dine With Me” Invite your friends and family to your home to host a dinner on St Patricks day/eve and then finish the evening along with all the other hosts in Kennedy’s Bar with music by “The Vinyls”. Kieran from Kennedy’s has kindly sponsored a special prize for a mystery overnight hotel stay for one lucky host. For all you Naomh Conaill enthusiasts outside of Donegal and overseas, why not get involved and host a table!! A special prize of a years club lotto subscription is up for grabs. We would ask all hosts to forward your pictures to the club Facebook page on the evening itself as these will all be displayed on the TV’s in Kennedy’s Bar for all to see. In order to help your guests get in the party mood each host will receive a complimentary bottle of wine sponsored kindly by  Sean McLoone’s Coal Deliveries. As part of the event Naomh Conaill are proud to support  Paul Dawson’s MS Fundraising Drive. A raffle will be held on the night with some fantastic prizes sponsored by our very generous sponsors. These include:- Voucher for Blue Haven – Terence Molloy (Blue Haven) Voucher for Harveys Point – Lisdanar B&B Voucher for McElhinneys – Donegal Waste There is a huge uptake in hosts already registering to take part on the night but if you are interested please contact a committee member. Martin Doherty 086 8656312 Rosaleen Doherty 087 6235023 Vincent Cranley 087 1770243 Please note that you can host your event on another night if it suits you and your guests better.

Naomh Conaill Gaa merchandise can now be bought online on All sports Donegal Town and O’Neills

Donegal GAA Annual Club Pass 2017 As and from the 1st December 2016 CLG Dun na nGall will have an Annual Club Pass for sale for the 2017 Season. This pass will give admission to all **Adult League & Championship matches under the control of Donegal GAA for 2017 Season. The pass has an RRP of €120. Orders for 2017 Club Pass Orders will be taken via email to the County Office from the Club Secretary E-mail address only. Closing Date for Orders from clubs will be March 3rd.

Naomh Conaill GAA club will hold a registration night in the Comp Gym on Thursday 2nd March from 7-8pm. Youth membership €20 each for the first two children and €10 for each additional child. Adult membership €40. €100 for adult membership plus entry into the weekly lotto. Social membership €100.

Comortas Peile Na Gaeltachta Sunday 5th March Ardara v Naomh Conaill at 3:00pm in Pearse Memorial Park Ardara