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Glenties Notes 3rd March 2012

Mass in Rossnowlagh
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 6th March and every first Tuesday for Mass in Rossnowlagh. The organisers wish to make an appeal for people to join them.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 21st February were – Sally Rodgers won the Jackpot of € 400. Anthony Burke, Bruckless, Geraldine Jordan, Carmel Doherty, Sally Mc Guigan, Ann Mc Dyre, Nora Mc Hugh, Fiona Boyle and Fay Moore won €100 each. Kitty Mc Glynn, Bridie Boyle, Mary Breslin, John Boyle, Brown Kid, Breege Gallagher, Nora Gallagher, Mary Gallagher, Bridie Doherty, Margaret Murray, Shannon Keys and Nancy Gallagher won € 50 each. Bernadette Mc Brearty, Kathleen Griffin, and Josie Gallagher won € 35 each. Pauline Mohan Breege Roarty, Lisa Coughlan and Liz Buckley won € 25 each.

‘Dancing At Lughnasa’
Glenties Drama Group will present Brian Friel’s ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ in Glenties Community Centre on Friday 2nd March, Saturday 3rd March and Sunday 4th March. There is great local interest in the play as it reflects Friel’s memories of his childhood visits to his aunts in Glenties. So make it a date for your diary and come and enjoy an evening of live theatre.

Quiz
Congratulations to Nathan Craig, Joe O’ Donnell, Niamh O’Donnell and Nathan Byrne from 5th Class in Scoil Mhuire, who won the South West Garda Divisional Final held last week in St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties. Best wishes in the County Final in Letterkenny on March 22nd.

X-Factor 2012
This Year’s X-Factor takes place in M25 Glenties, Saturday 3rd March at 10 p.m. sharp. The beneficiaries this year are – Donegal Hospice, The Ronald Mc Donald House, (which provides accommodation for the families of seriously ill children, who are hospitalised at Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin) and The Glenties Playground. A great night’s fun is guaranteed with 12 unmissable acts ‘strutting their stuff’ for charity. Lines are on sale locally at just € 2 per line for a raffle to be held on the night.

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

Glenties Notes 22nd December 2011

Mass
Mass on Christmas Eve will be celebrated at 9 p.m. in both Chapels – Glenties and Edeninfagh. Mass on Christmas Day will be celebrated at 9.30 a.m. in Edeninfagh and in Glenties at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. The 11a.m. Mass is a Family Mass and the children from the local schools will be participating.

Church Crib
The money collected in the collection box at the Crib will be donated to Maria Rafferty’s work in Ethiopia.

Message from Loreto Sister Mary Elizabeth Kirke – Peru Appeal
“Many thanks to the Edeninfagh and Glenties Community for the welcome and tremendous support you gave me during the past weekend. I was overwhelmed by the generosity of your response to my Peru Appeal. Between the collection and later donations it came to € 2,530. Know that all of you and your loved ones will be remembered often at our evening prayer in Lamud and in Lima, Peru. May God bless you always especially now during Advent and Christmastime.”

Bingo
Bingo takes place in the Community Centre, Glenties every Tuesday night at 9.00 p.m. Doors open at 8.00 p.m. Every Line is € 50, every House is € 100 and the Jackpot is € 400. New Year prizes will be given out on 27th December. Snooker Tables open every evening except Tuesday from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Committee would like to thank everyone for their continued support and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 13th December were – Marian Ward won the Jackpot of € 400. Anne Furey, Sarah Long, John O’ Donnell, Shaun Maloney, Michael Langan, Philomena Mc Gettigan, and Michelle Byrne won € 100 each. Isobel Mc Loone, Rosaleen Melly, Dim Melly, Mickey Herron, Anne Boyle, Ardara, Denise Maguire, Dim Melly, Peter Sweeney, Breege Gallagher, Anne White, Patricia Long, Charlie Mc Brearty, Rose Molloy, Hugh O’ Donnell and Mary Mc Gettigan won € 50 each. Brenda Byrne, Brown Kid and Hugo Mc Dyre won € 35 each.

Collections
The St. Vincent de Paul Church Gate Collection amounted to € 1,451. The Conference wish to thank everyone who donated so generously and also those who donated to our monthly collection during the year.

The Church Gate Collection for Epilepsy taken up in Edeninfagh amounted to € 103. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the collection.

Cake Sale, Tea Coffee / Day
The Staff of the Bank of Ireland, Glenties would like to thank all those who baked and donated to their Cake Sale, Tea / Coffee Day. A total of € 652 was raised for Make-A-Wish Foundation. Thank you all for your generosity.

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal
Hazel Barrett would like to thank everyone who supported the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal. Over 700 boxes were sent off from this area to needy children. Hazel is travelling to Moldova in January to deliver boxes so she will see first-hand the response from the children.

Glenties Notes 13th July 2011

The Late Harry Gillespie
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Sunday 3rd July 2011 of Harry Gillespie, Mill Road, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. Des Sweeney concelebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by John F. and Pat O’ Donnell. Burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard. Harry is survived by his wife, Margaret, daughters, Eithne, Fiona, Sharon and Loraine, son Henry, grandchildren, brother, Eamonn, son-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Two brothers, John and Benny predeceased him. Originally from Glencolmcille, Harry came to Glenties about 40 years ago and opened a Garage on Mill Road.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 5th July in the Community Centre, Glenties were – Claire Keeney won the Jackpot of € 400. Marian Ward won € 150. Christopher O’ Donnell, Paula Hegarty, Bridie Boyle, Kathleen Mc Glynn, Rosaleen Melly, Cathy Connell, Brenda Reid and Bridie Doherty won € 100 each. Brown Kid won € 60. Kealin Mc Monagle, Fiona Gallagher, Hugh Gallagher, Alana Keeney, Christine Mc Cool, Tom Lavery, Rosbeg, Denise Campbell, Winnie Long, Carol Sweeney, Marie Cunningham and Kitty Mc Glynn won € 50 each. Nancy Shovlin and Josie Gallagher won € 25 each.

Donegal Hospice Church Gate Collection
The total amount raised at the recent Church Gate Collection in aid of Donegal Hospice was € 1,404.60. The amount collected in Edeninfagh was € 126.97 and the amount collected in Glenties was € 1, 277.63. Thank you to everyone involved.

Comprehensive School Reunion
A reunion will take place on 30th July for years 1969 – 1972 – starting with a Wine Reception in the School at 7 p.m. followed by a Buffet and Dance in the Highlands Hotel at 8.30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and it is very important that anyone interested in going from the Glenties / Fintown / Lettermacaward areas get in contact with any of the following – Bernie Keeney – 086 1640833, Mary Ita Boyle – 087 9038263 or Pauline Mc Gill – 087 3292428 as soon as possible.

Tidy Town Church Gate Collection
The Church Gate Collection in aid of the Tidy Town will be taken up next weekend. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

Time Change – Graveyard Mass
The Annual Graveyard Mass will be celebrated in the New Graveyard at 2.00 p.m. next Sunday 17th July. It would be greatly appreciated if you could let your friends, relatives and former neighbours, who are travelling from outside the area, know that the time of the Mass has been brought forward to 2 p.m.

Biddy Devine Memorial Walk
The Annual Biddy Devine Memorial Walk in aid of The Kidney Dialysis Unit, Letterkenny Hospital takes place on Saturday 23rd July – departing from the Glen Tavern at 12 noon 20 km Walk. For more details contact Frankie – 9557978 or Mary – 9551170.

Glenties Notes 7th July 2011

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife, family, relatives and friends of Harry Gillespie, Mill Road, Glenties, who died in Letterkenny Hospital on Sunday last.

Time Change – Graveyard Mass
The Annual Graveyard Mass will be celebrated in the New Graveyard at 2.00 p.m. on Sunday 17th July.

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 28th June were – Annie Deane won the Jackpot of € 400. Helen Mc Dyre won € 150. Mary Mc Mahon, Kathleen Gallagher, Rosaleen Melly, Sally Mc Guigan, Ann Davison, Maura Kilbane, Mary Gallagher, Leitir and Nellie Mc Geehan won € 100 each. Sean Mc Cole won € 60. Teresa Mc Kelvey, Patrick Mc Hugh, Annie Boyle, Kathleen Gallagher, Mary Mc Dermott, Mary Gallagher and Mary Gallagher won € 50 each. Mary Kennedy, Suzanne Mulhern, Christopher O’ Donnell, Norah Gallagher, May Mc Gowan, Eileen Gallagher, and Fiona Gallagher won € 25 each. Jean Boyle, Emma Sweeney and Liz Buckley won € 20 each.

Collection
The recent Church Gate Collection for Care of the Aged amounted to € 165 in Edeninfagh and € 857 in Glenties. The committee wishes to thank everyone who donated so generously.

Thanks
The Glenties Firemen would like to thank everyone who supported the recent retirement dance for Joe Craig and also the former Ladies Darts Team who kindly made a donation. € 1,052 was collected for Donegal Hospice.

Glenties Playgroup / Afterschool Summer Programme
Book now for July if you want to enrol your child for the Summer Programme of Activities. Children aged 3 -12 years are looked after in a safe and secure environment by trained childcare staff who have a current First Aid Certificate and are Garda vetted. We are open to all children in the Glenties and surrounding areas, including children visiting our area. The cost is € 3 per hour and € 2.50 for any subsequent family member. If your child is attending a minimum of two hours per day and is attending 5 sessions per week one session will be free. Hours are – Pre School – 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Afterschool – 1.30 p.m. – 5.00p.m. Drop in or mixed age groups is also available during both sessions. Please send a pre-packed lunch in with your child. 11th July – 15th July – 9.30a.m. – 12.30 p.m. – Drama, Mini Beast Art and Craft Activities, Cooking. 1.30 – 3.30 p.m. Cooking, Drama, Tie-Dye T-Shirt Printing. Ring 9551907 for further information.

Glenties Notes 28th January 2011

Engagement
Congratulations to Carol Gallagher, Buncrubog, Glenties and Brendan Mc Cann, Co. Sligo, who got engaged recently.

Vote for Emilia
Scoil Mhuire 6th Class pupil, Emilia Nethercoat, has reached the Regional Final of ‘Doodle 4 Google’ Competition with her art picture “Connections”.  To reach the next stage of the competition, she needs Your Vote online. Use the following instructions to place your vote. Click the Link  http://www.google.ie/doodle4google/2011/vote.html#d=d2-2 Emilia’s picture is the 2nd picture – “Connections”.  Your support will be greatly appreciated.  Thank You.

St. Bridget’s Night
The annual St. Bridget’s Night in aid of Glenties Fun Park will be held in The Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Monday 31st January.  Doors will open at 7.00 p.m.  Music is by Frank Mc Ghee.  This is a great night out for all the family, with Cross Making, Irish Dancing, Raffle and Supper, so come along and enjoy the fun.  Admission is Adults € 5, Children € 3 Family € 12.  Donation of home baking would be appreciated on the night.

Family Mass
The 11.00 a.m. Mass next Sunday 30th January will be a Family Mass to celebrate the beginning of Catholic Schools Week.  All the Primary Schools in the Parish will be participating in the Mass.  During the week from Monday to Friday there will be a different celebration each day in each school.  After the Homily in the Mass we will have a short Enrolment Ceremony for all the children of 5th and 6th Classes who will be making their Confirmation on 10th April.  It is important that the children be accompanied to Mass by their parents and families.  Their Sponsors are also welcome to come along.

Preparation for Confirmation
This week we will be beginning a Parish Programme of Preparation for Confirmation called “You shall be my Witness”.  The Programme starts with a meeting for parents of Confirmation children, in Scoil Mhuire tonight, Thursday 27th January at 8.00 p.m.  It is very important that parents attend this meeting.  The Enrolment Ceremony next Sunday will be the second stage of the Programme and that will be followed in turn by 4 sessions of the Programme for the children every Thursday night from 10th February to 3rd March.  The Programme will conclude with a Service of Reconciliation and a Service of Light.

Peadar Mc Devitt
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Thursday 6th January 2011 of Peadar Danny Mc Devitt, Stracastle, Glenties.  His Remains were brought home later that day and to The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Saturday.  Fr. Shane Gallagher celebrated Requiem Mass.  Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by Breidin and James Gallagher.  Burial took place in Edeninfagh Graveyard.  Peadar is survived by three sisters, Mary, Ellie and Breid, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Teresa Boyle
The death took place in Arch View Lodge, Nursing Home, Letterkenny on Tuesday 11th January 2011 of Teresa Boyle, Mill Road, Glenties.  Her Remains were brought home on Wednesday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday.  Fr. Pat Prendergast, Glenties assisted by Fr. Kieran Mc Ateer, Stranorlar celebrated Requiem Mass.  Members of the family did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by John F. and Pat O’ Donnell.  Burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard.  She is survived by sons, Charlie and Joe, daughter, Rosita, grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.  Her husband, Alfie died in November 1988 and her daughter Concepta died last January.  Her brothers, Jim, Peter, Eddie and Thady, sisters, Annie, Bridget, Kate, Ellen, Agnes and Sr. Josephine also predeceased her.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Una Brennan and family, Shallogans, on the death of Una’s father Jimmy Mohan, Frosses which took place last week; also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Fiona Gallagher and family, Station Road, Glenties on the death of Fiona’s grandmother Molly Gallagher, Wooden Bridge, Ardara, which took place last week; also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Hannah Carr, Inver, who died last week, to her niece, Anne Mc Cole, Glen Road, her nieces and nephews in the Mc Gettigan family, Tullyhoniver, Glenties and to all her relatives and friends.

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre Glenties on Tuesday 18th January were – Bella Mc Gill won the Jackpot of € 400.  M. Langan, Rosaleen Gallagher, Denise Maguire, Mary Ward, Briege Mc Cabe, Carmel Doherty, Brown Kid and Patsy Martin won € 100 each.  Bernie Gallagher, Mary Gallagher, Teresa Molloy, Jenny Furey, Bernadette Gallagher, Bernie Martin, John Boyle, Nora Mc Hugh, Bridie Doherty, Jimmy Quinn, Christopher Connelly and Donal Brennan won € 50 each.  Patricia Kennedy and Sally Mc Guigan won € 25 each.

Collection
The Bluestacks Special Needs Foundation Church Gate Collection will take place at all Masses next weekend 29th and 30th January.  All support will be greatly appreciated.

A Thousand Thanks
Maria Rafferty would like to thank all those who donated to the Christmas Crib.  Because of the generosity of the Glenties Parish, Ethiopia received directly € 500 for the poorest people in Jimma in Ethiopia.  With the added help of ‘SHOP N SHARE’ we have now forwarded € 1000 to Semaria Social Rehabilitation Association, who hope to build a centre for street children and orphans.  This money will help to purchase the site needed and we will continue to fund the projects from the proceeds of the shop.  A big ‘thank you’ also to all of you who are supporting the shop by giving or buying or both.  If you have any unwanted Christmas Gifts we would be delighted to receive them.

Pioneer Total Abstinence Association
The local branch of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association wish to thank all those who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection.  Thank You.

Glenties Notes 18th November 2010

Well Done
Well Done to Naomh Conaill senior team who are through to the Ulster Club Final against Crossmaglen on Sunday 28th November.

Guest Tea Party
Naomh Conaill Club is hosting a Tea Party next Saturday 20th November in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties at 8.30 p.m.  Following the party there will be a dance around 11.00 p.m.  Music is by Rambling Fever.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Seamus Hunter and family, Meenagrubby, Glenties on the death recently of his mother, Catherine Hunter, Carrigart.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Maggie Keeney, Tullyhoniver, Glenties on the death of her niece Marian Mc Gee, Falcarragh (nee Gallagher, Ardara), which took place last week.

Ionad Pobail Agus Spóirt Naomh Mhuire (Scoil Mhuire Gym)
The Gym is now available for hire for a range of various activities e.g. Sport, Drama, Dancing, Birthday Parties etc.  If anyone wishes to avail of the above venue, please contact John Mc Cann, Scoil Mhuire at 074-9551521 or Johnny Farren at 074-9551505 or 087-6613365.

Family Mass
The 11.00 a.m. Mass next Sunday 21st November will be celebrated as the Family Mass, for which the Children of the Parish will prepare the Liturgy.

Parish Social
The Glenties Parish Social for all the Senior Citizens of the area will take place on Sunday 5th December at 3.00p.m. in the Highlands Hotel.  The support of the Public would be very much appreciated from 5.30 p.m. onwards.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 9th November were – Ann White won the jackpot of € 400.  Nan Doherty, Carmel Fitzgerald, Glenties, Breege Boyle, D. Mc Carron, Maura Kilbane, Anne Furey, Micky Herron, Anne Kennedy, Kathy Connell and Jimmy Quinn, Brockagh won € 100 each.  Ann Caffrey, Letty Doherty, Sarah Brown, Claire Keeney, Johnny O’ Donnell, Ann Earley, Nora Mc Hugh, Michael Sweeney, Ardara, Anna Cannon, Anne Kennedy and Carmel Fitzgerald won € 50 each.

Sunday Collection Envelopes
Any New Parishioner who would like a box of envelopes, or any parishioner who has changed address since last year, should leave name and address in the Sacristy after any of the Masses or telephone the Parochial House at 9551117.

First Aid Course
Due to demand another First Aid Course will be starting in Áras Sheáin Bháin, Baile Na Finne early in January 2011.  For more information contact 9546071.