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Glenties Parish Newsletter 22nd November 2017

Masses for week commencing 20th November to 26th November

Wednesday 22nd November 7.30pm Benny Craig (Church Road)
Thursday 23rd November 10.00am
Friday 24th November 7.30pm Annie O’Dwyer (Ard McGill) – 2nd Anniversary
Saturday 25th November 11.00am
7.30pm John Joe Melly (Main Street)
Sunday 26th November 11.00am Matthew Mannering (Meenanall & Italy)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday after 10am Mass to 6pm in the small Chapel.

Your Help would be appreciated in helping us to compile the 2018 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 their name and address in the Sacristy after any of the Masses, or telephone the Parochial House 074 9551117. We would also ask that those who normally distribute the envelopes would contact either Fr Gerard after Mass or the Parochial House to confirm that they are able to do so again this year or if anyone else wishes to help with this task, please feel free to do so. Thank You

The people of Ireland are taking part in the “Rosary on the Coasts for Life and Faith” on Sunday, 26th Nov. Feast of Christ the King, @2,30pm. We are asking people to cover every beach in Donegal for this great nationwide event. For more info please call Joan 087 9141588, website:coastalrosaryireland.ie

Save the Date: 10th December 2017. This year St Connell’s Church Glenties are hosting the Annual Ecumenical Carol Service on 10th December at 6pm.

The Annual Glenties Parish Social will take place on Sunday 3rd December in the Highlands Hotel beginning with Mass at 3pm. All our Senior Citizens are invited to attend. Please bring this notice to the attention of any senior citizens in your area. We are also appealing to the public for donations towards the running costs of this very important celebration.

The Edeninfagh C.E. Scheme has two positions 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: mullanmoresch@eircom.net

Youth 2000 invites all young adults between the ages of 16 – 35 to a Catholic weekend retreat taking place from 8th – 10th December 2017 at Newbridge College, Co Kildare. This weekend is being organized by young people for young people. Parental consent is essential for all those under 18. All meals are provided and accommodation is on site. Just bring a donation and a sleeping bag. Booking is essential see www.youth2000.ie, Youth 2000 Ireland on Facebook or 01 6753690.

Ceili, sets, jiving and old time dancing in the Bruckless Community Centre on Wednesday 22nd November. Music by Ceili Time. Dancing 8pm to 11pm. Supper served. Admission €10. All proceeds going to the Dependents of Rachel Cassidy Battles and Mairead Mundy Fund.

Interested in returning to learning? As part of College Awareness Week, Donegal ETB Adult Guidance and Information Service are hosting an information morning on Thursday 23rd November from 10am to 1pm in Ard Scoil na gCeithre Máistir, Tír Chonaill Street, Donegal Town. Why not drop in for a coffee and have a chat with Eileen. Look forward to meeting you there. For further information contact 074 9725520.

Bernie Keeney, and Ann Brannigan, would sincerely like to thank everyone who supported them in their fundraiser, at the Glenties Harvest Fair, where a sum of €700.00 was raised and presented to the Donegal Hospice. The support is greatly appreciated, and has gone to a worthy cause. Thanks again to all.

The Harvest Fair Draw in aid of the Day Centre amounted to €2190. Thank you to all who contributed.

5K Santa Fun Run/3K Walk in support of Scoil Mhuire National School, Sunday 26th November. Registration from 11.30am in Scoil Mhuire, starting at 12.30 sharp. Santa hats provided, refreshments served afterwards. Everyone welcome.

As from the 1st January, I would kindly ask that all Church Gate collections be taken up at the entrance gates alone rather than outside the door of the Church as is presently the practice. This is in keeping with the conditions of the permits granted by An Garda Siochana and of the practice pertaining to other Church Gate collections nationwide. This excludes the St Vincent de Paul Society as it is a Church affiliate. Thank you for your understanding in this matter – Fr Gerard.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1935.00. Thank You

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh.

Sunday Mass : *** 12 .15 p.m. ***

Mass Intentions & Anniversaries:

Sunday 19th November 12.15pm Rosie Kirke, Edeninfagh & Glasgow

Sunday 26th November 12.15pm Annie McGlynn, Edeninfagh

Last week’s Offertory Collection amounted to €460.00. Thank You

 

Prayer for November

Lord God, whose days are without end and whose mercies beyond counting,
keep us mindful that life is short and the hour of death unknown.
Let your Spirit guide our days on earth in the ways of holiness and justice,
that we may serve you in union with the whole Church,
sure in faith, strong in hope, perfect in love.
and when our earthly journey is ended,
lead us rejoicing into your kingdom,
Where you live for ever and ever, Amen

 

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

Glenties Notes 16th November 2017

Glenties Community Centre
Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9pm. Jackpot €9000 on 45 numbers or less if not won €300 will be paid out.  €100 a house, €50 a line.

Snooker Room open from 4pm to 10pm.

Any group or individual wishing to book the Community Centre for the Autumn season, please contact 087 2679321 or call to the Community Centre Office between 10am – 2pm Monday – Friday.

Irish Dancing with Emily – Wednesday @ 3.30pm – 7.15pm

Tai Chi Wednesdays  from 8.00pm – 9.30pm

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE Scheme has a vacancy for Horticultural workers, Maintenance workers, Caretaker, C.E criteria applies. C.E workers can avail of training to up skill whilst on CE scheme.To apply for the above please e-mail glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie or ring 0879695053 for further information.

Bingo Winners
€25 Winners: Mary Kennedy, Francis Quinn, Packie Gallagher, Baby Phildy
€40 Winner: Sheila Delaney
€50 Winners: Caroline McKeown, Nan Doherty, Ann Byrne, Teresa Bonner, Grace O’Donnell, Bernie Martin, Mary Ita Boyle, Ann Fury, Kate Mc Nulty.
€100: Noel McLaughlin, Liz Buckley, Michelle McGeehan, Mary Doherty, Mary Ita Boyle, Winnie Long, Helen Mc Dyre, Mary Ita Boyle, Bid Fletcher, Mary Kennedy.
€150 Winners: Ann McKeown, Breid Gallagher.

St Connell’s Museum
The Trustees and Workers in the Museum would like to thank everyone who supported the very successful Halloween Scary Cells.  A special thanks to the Transition Year Students in Glenties Comprehensive School and their teacher Mr Moore for their assistance and co-operation over the three nights and for their help setting up in the lead up to the event which led to its success.

Paul Dawson’s MS Journey – An update from Julie Dawson
We have had the best news ever!  Paul’s bone marrow is starting to produce new stem cells.  The treatment has worked!  Paul is our of immediate danger and as you are reading this we will be making our way back home to Glenties to begin the long road to recovery.

This has been an incredible journey, the hardest thing Paul and I have ever done and hopefully ever will do again.  But today, we can start to look forward to a future instead of worrying what it might hold.  Paul’s Neurologist didn’t want Paul to have this treatment as it was too high a risk for his level of MS, i9n fact he told us to prepare for Paul to come home in a 6X4 box!!  We had to convince the Doctors in India to allow Paul to have the treatment, as again he was high risk but Paul had decided that no matter how high the risk factor, it was one he was willing to take instead of being scared what tomorrow may bring.  Now we know that we have about another ten years without having those worries.  Yes it is a fact that Paul will not walk again and yes Paul’s MS will not improve but it will STOP IT for ten years and that we can’t even put into words.

People think MS is about legs, Paul can’t walk, he’s in a wheelchair, but it’s about much more than that.  The things no one could imagine, the things that go on behind closed doors.  MS has robbed us of many many things – the ability for Paul to kick a ball around with our children when they were young, to go for a walk on the beach with them. to walk upstairs in our home and tuck them in at night, to dance!  We are determined that it won’t take any more things away from us.  We now have a future filled with hope instead of dread and we couldn’t have done it without you guys, you made this possible for us.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

The first 3 months of Paul’s recovery will be in isolation at home seeing only close family, in 3-6 months Paul will be able to see friends, at 6-9 months he will be able to go out into small groups and finally at 9-12 months Paul will be allowed into crowded areas!  So in 12 months time we have a lot of celebrating to do.  Paul will have reached 50 during his isolation period and I will celebrate my 50th in October 2018 – it will also be the 1st anniversary of Paul’s treatment and the first time Paul will be able to be around everyone, so I know it’s a long way off but we will be holding a massive party and would love it if every one of you would join us in celebrating everything with us.

Glenties Christmas Market
The place to be on Sunday 19th November!  Our Christmas Market takes place in The Highlands Hotel with up to 30 stands.  Get your Christmas shopping off to a great start all under one roof.  Doors open at 11am. https://www.facebook.com/GlentiesChristmasMarket/

St Connell’s Church 
Your help would be appreciated in helping us to compile the 2018 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 their name and address in the Sacristy after any of the Masses, or telephone the Parochial House on 074 9551117.  We would also ask that those that normally distribute the envelopes would contact either Fr Gerard after Mass or the Parochial House to confirm that they are able to do so again this year or if anyone else wishes to help with this task, please feel free to do so.  Thank you.

As and from 1st January, it would be appreciated if all Church Gate collections are taken up at the entrance gates alone rather than outside the door of the Church as is presently the practice.  This is in keeping with the conditions of the permits granted by An Garda Siochana and of the practice pertaining to other Church Gate collections nationwide.  This excludes the St Vincent de Paul Society as it is a Church affiliate.  Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Annual Ecumenical Carol Service
Save the Date!  This year St Connell’s Church, Glenties are hosting the Annual Ecumenical Carol Service.  The service takes place on 10th December at 6pm.  Everyone welcome!

Meenagowan National School Fundraiser
A Christmas Fair and Fashion Show will be held in The Limelight, Glenties on Sunday 10th December in aid of Meenagowan NS, Lettermacaward.  Come along and meet Santa, enjoy Craft Activities, Face Painting and a Fashion Show.  Christmas Cakes will be available for purchase together with lots of stalls!  Anyone interested in taking part in the Christmas Market – Businesses or Individuals – please contact the school on 074 95444906 or email: meenagowanns@gmail.com.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Glenties Parish Social
The Annual Gelnties Parish Social will take place on Sunday 3rd December in the Highland’s Hotel beginning with Mass at 3p.m.  All our Senior Citizens are invited to attend.  Please bring this notice to the attention of any senior citizens in your area.  We are also appealing to the public for donations towards the running costs of this very important celebration.

Edeninfagh C.E Scheme
The edeninfagh C.E. Scheme has two positions 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: mullanmoresch@eircom.net

Ceili Night
There will be a Ceili Night on 19th November, 8pm to 11 pm in Rosses SDP Building, Dungloe.

Strive Clinic
Strive Clinic has launched in Killybegs.  Located beside Supervalu on the Donegal Road.  Specialisy Rehabilitation Services – Physiotherapy, Lymphoedema Therapy, Psychotherapy.  More services coming soon.  Contact 074 9713100 or email: reception@striveclinic.ie

Bruckless Community Centre
Ceili, sets, jiving and old time dancing in the Bruckless Community Centre on Wednesday 22nd November.  Music by Ceili Time.  Dancing 8pm to 11pm.  Supper served.  Admission €10.  All proceeds going to the Dependents of Rachel Cassidy Battles and Mairead Mundy Fund.

Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre
Kids Christmas Disco will be held at the Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre on Sunday 3rd December from 4pm to 6pm with plenty of dancing, fun, surprises and maybe a special guest!

Weight Watchers: every Monday, first class 4.45 – 5.45pm and second class 6-7pm.

Slimming World: every Tuesday from 6-7pm.

Citizens Advice/Information: are located in the Centre every Monday at the new time of 2-4pm.

Letterkenny Womens Centre: They offer a counselling service at the Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre.  For further enquiries: contact Brid on 074 9124985.

Fighting Blindness
RNIB: Are you living with sight loss and worried about the future?  The Need to Talk project offers free counselling and confidence building for people of all ages affected by sight loss.  Contact 01-6746496 or email: needtotalk@fightingblindness.ie

The Power of Positive Thinking for Women
A 4 week course entitled ‘The Power of Positive Thinking for Women’ will commence in the Community Centre, Glenties on Thursday 23rd November.  To book, please contact Emily on 087 9031389

Glenties Parish Newsletter 7th November 2017

Mass Intentions & Anniversaries

Friday 10th November 7.30 p.m., for John Conway (Months Mind)

Saturday 11th November 7.30 p.m., for Nancy & Connie McGrath, Meenahalla

Sunday 12th November 11.00 a.m., for Pat Molloy, Mill Road (4th Anniversary)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

Save the Date
10th December 2017. This year St Connell’s Church Glenties are hosting the Annual Ecumenical Carol Service on 10th December at 6pm.

Glenties Christmas Market
Sunday 19th November in the Highlands Hotel Glenties from 11am – 6pm. With local Shops and Crafts. All your Christmas shopping under one roof.

The Annual Glenties Parish Social will take place on Sunday 3rd December in the Highlands Hotel beginning with Mass at 3pm. All our Senior Citizens are invited to attend. Please bring this notice to the attention of any senior citizens in your area. We are also appealing to the public for donations towards the running costs of this very important celebration.

VISITATION OF THE SICK & ELDERLY will take place this week as follows : –

Tuesday 7th Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr. McCloskey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, Ard Patrick, Ard McGill, Meenavale.

Wednesday 8th Stonepark, Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Mullantyboyle, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Ard Connell, Glen Road, Buncrubog and Lower Mully.

A Fund for Mickey Joe – The Long Road
On the 30th July 2017, Mickey Joe McMonagle, aged 23 years, sustained life changing injuries as a result of a road traffic accident close to his home in Fintown. (Details of his journey to recovery so far can be seen on the bulletin board.) In recognition of Mickey’s love for farming, the Fundraising Committee are organizing a Mart/Auction in Brockagh Mart to be held on Saturday 25th November at 2.00 p.m. If anyone would like to donate livestock for the sale or proceeds towards the fund, please contact one of the following committee members before 11th November. Owen McGeehan 074 9546123/ 086 2506653; Brian Logue 086 8033162 or Seamus Boyle 086 8754783. All donations and support are welcome and much appreciated for this very worthy local cause by contacting the Committee’s secretary Marie McGill on 086 3334650 or by email at mcgillmarie@eircom.net or via the Fund’s Facebook Page “A Fund for Mickey Joe – The Long Road”.

Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9pm. Jackpot €8,900 on 45 numbers or less, if not won €300 will be paid out. €100 a house and €50 a line.
Snooker room opened from 4pm – 10pm.
Irish Dance Classes with Emily Bonner on Wednesday @ 3.30pm to 6.15pm.
Yoga, Wednesday from 6.30pm to 8pm.
Tai Chi, Wednesday from 8pm to 9.30pm.
Anyone wanting to book the Community Centre contact 087 2679321 or call to the Community Centre Office between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have a vacancy for Horticultural workers, Maintenance workers, Caretaker, CE criteria applies. C.E. Workers can avail of training to up skill while on CE scheme. Contact 087 9695053 or email glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie.

The Power of Positive Thinking for Women – Free Workshop in the Market Hall Community Centre Thursday 9th November from 7.30 – 9.30 pm. Tea/Coffee/Snacks served. No booking necessary. Contact 087 9031389.

Anam Cara, the organization that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Thursday 9th November from 7.30pm to 9pm in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny. (Please note the change of venue). This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1695.00. Thank You

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

Glenties Notes 14th November 2014

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Gerry Byrne and family Ard Patrick, Glenties, on the sudden death of Gerry’s niece, Diane Byrne, Bunamin, Annagry, which took place at her home on Wednesday 5th November 2014; sincere sympathy also to Diane’s parents, Dee and Noreen and to her sister, Andrea, aunts, uncles, and all other relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Bella Mc Gill, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties on the death recently of her sister, Sally Cunningham, Glasgow; and to Patsy Martin, Church Road, Glenties on the death of his aunt and to all other relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Agnes Harvey, Donegal Town on the death of her husband, Frank Harvey, on Saturday 8th November 2014; sincere sympathy also to his daughters and to all other relatives and friends. Frank, a native of Enniskillen, and his family spent a number of years in Glenties when he worked in the Bank before being transferred to Donegal Town. He was well known as a poet and playwright.

Glenties Parish Social:
The Christmas Parish Social will take place on Sunday 7th December in the Highlands Hotel, commencing at 3.00 p.m. with Mass. 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.

Shop Local:
Glenties Community Action Group will once again provide a showcase for all our local businesses by holding a ‘Shop local Day’ at the Highlands Hotel on Sunday 16th November from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. This showcase will present what Glenties has to offer the shopper, as we approach the busy Christmas shopping period. Participating businesses will be able to promote their products. Don’t miss this opportunity to see what your town has to offer, including discounts and vouchers and remember ‘Shop local’.

Powerhour Kettlebell Toning Programme:
Powerhour Kettlebell Toning Programme is starting on Thursday 13th November for five weeks from 7-8 p.m. in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties. Please contact Martina 086 3846302 to reserve your place. Beginners welcome.

Bingo Winners:
The winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 4th November in the Community Centre, Glenties were – €50 Winners – Carmel Mc Hugh, Kathleen Boyle, Denise Maguire, Ann Quinn, John Mc Loone, Mary Gazley, Amanda O’Conner, Kathleen Keeney, Kitty Mc Glynn, Donal Brennan, Denise Mc Guire, Ann Quinn, Bernadette Gallagher, Carmel Mc Hugh, Philomena Mc Callig and Mary Gazley; €100 Winners – Philomena Mc Callig, Mary Gallagher, Sadie Sweeney, Bernie Martin, Breege Roarty, Bernie Martin, Patsy Martin and Terence Breslin; €150 Winners – Maggie Bonner and Bernie Fitzpatrick.

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

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

Tai Chi:
Tai Chi every Wednesday night 8 p.m. -9.30 p.m.

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

Bowls:
Bowls every Monday night.

Drama Classes:
Vanessa Mc Fadden children’s drama classes started Thursday 6th November 2014 from 5 p.m. -7 p.m.

Glenties Notes 24th January 2014

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Peggy Boyle, (native of Kerry), widow of the late John Boyle, Meenalig, Glenties, who died on Sunday 12th January 2014 Requiem Mass was celebrated in St. Connell’s Church Glenties and burial took place in Kilraine Graveyard.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the Kennedy Family, Kilraine, Glenties on the death in England of Kevin Kennedy, brother of the late Frankie Kennedy, Kilraine; also to all other relatives and friends.

Medjugorje:
On Monday 27th January the parish of Glenties will host a visit from Marian Pilgrimages. The team from Medjugorje, David Parkes, and the Croatian guides plus Tom Field from the Dublin Office, will be present for Mass in St Connell’s Church at 7.30 p.m.; after which there will be a talk and after that a cup of tea in the Community Centre. This is open to everyone, past, present, and future pilgrims to Medjugorje, priests, religious, and lay people. A warm welcome awaits you. This Mass will take the place of the scheduled Peace Mass in St. Mary’s, Ramelton, on Thursday 30th January.

St. Brigid’s Night:
The Annual “St Brigid’s Cross Making and Céilí Night” will take place in the Community Centre, Glenties, on Friday 31st January at 8 p.m. Admission; € 3 each or €10 per family. Raffle and spot prizes on the night, with all proceeds going to the local Youth Club. Refreshments will be served. Come along for a great night’s “craic” and learn how to make your own St. Brigid’s Cross.

Feast of Saint Brigid:
Saturday 1st February. Blessing of St. Brigid’s Crosses will take place at both Masses on Saturday 1st February

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord – Candlemas: Sunday 2nd February
Blessing of Candles will take place at the Saturday evening Mass and both Masses on Sunday. Candles will be on sale at the door of the Church, packets of six – € 5.00.

Feast of St. Blaise Patron Saint of Sore Throats and Sick Cattle:
Monday 3rd February – Blessing of Throats will take place on Monday 3rd at 7.30 p.m. Mass

Edeninfagh: Feast of Saint Brigid:
Saturday 1st February. Blessing of St. Bridget’s Crosses will take place at 12 Mid-day Mass.

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord – Candlemas:
Blessing of candles will take place at 12 mid-day Mass on Sunday 2nd February. Candles will be on sale at the door of the Church, packets of six – € 5.00

Feast of St. Blaise Patron Saint of Sore Throats and Sick Cattle:
Monday 3rd February – Blessing of Throats will take place at 6 p.m. Mass.

Collection:
Glenties Care of The Aged would like to thank you for your generous support of their Christmas Church Gate Collection which amounted to € 1, 307.50.

Thanking you.
The Parish Social before Christmas was a great success and they would like to thank everyone who helped in any way, especially their Sponsors and those who gave spot prizes for their Raffle.

Collection:
The Annual Church Gate Collection in aid of the Raphoe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place before all Masses next weekend Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th January. The money raised is used to help take the sick of the Diocese to Lourdes on the Pilgrimage.

Glenties Community Playgroup Annual Hamper Draw:
The Playgroup would like to thank everyone who donated to the Hamper and those who sold tickets. Thank you for supporting the Draw. Congratulations to the six prize winners.

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.

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

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

Bingo:
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.

Collection:
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 15th November 2013

Christmas Day Bingo:
Bingo will be on Christmas Day at the earlier time of 7p.m. instead of on Christmas Eve this year in the Glenties Community Centre.

Bingo:
Bingo winners 5/11/2013 in Glenties Community Centre – were € 20 winners – Renee McGill, Margaret Gallagher and Mary Duffy; € 25 Winners – Irene Langan, Sean Gallagher, Breid Boyle, Yvonne Doherty, Marian Ward, Nancy Dorrian, Aoife McCardle, Bridie Doherty and Lisa Coughlan; € 40 winner – Mary Geasley; € 50 winners – Imelda Gallagher, Patsy Martin Breege Roarty, Ann McDyre, Emer O’Donnell, Sarah McDyre, Bernadette Gallagher and Marie Boyle;. €100 winners – Brown Kid, Kathleen Boyle, Eoghan Harkin, Rose McGroarty, Anthony Burke and Anne Furey; €300 Winner -Rosaleen Melly.

Bingo Winners on 29/10/2013 were – €20 winners – Patrick Gallagher, Breege Boyle and Joan Rodgers; €25 winners – Ann Kennedy, Nora Gallagher, Charlie McGlynn and Patsy McDyre; €50 winners – Fiona Gallagher, Sally McHugh, Kay McGeehan, Maura Kilbane, Anne Quinn, Gerry Doherty, Joan Rodgers, Margaret Brennan, Isobel McLoone and Anne Kennedy; .€100 winners – Amanda ‘Connor, Gerry Doherty, Rose McGroarty, Joan Rodgers, Bernadette Gallagher, Bean Boyle, Lisa Coughlan, Sarah Gill, Rose McFadden; €300 winner – Christine McCool.

Graduation:
Congratulations to Liam Martin, Glenties, on his graduation at Athlone Institute of Technology with First Class Honours in Business. Liam is a son of Patsy and Bernie Martin, Church Road, Glenties and is a past pupil of Scoil Mhuire and St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Peter Mc Mahon, Fintown, who died recently.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife, family, relatives and friends of Pat Molloy, Mill Road, Glenties, who died on Tuesday 5th November and was buried on Thursday.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Marina Mc Ghee, Kentucky, Ardara, (formerly Gildea of Mill Road, Glenties) who died on Saturday 9th November 2013 and was buried in Ardara on Monday.

World Remembrance Day for Victims of Road Traffic Accidents:
The 11 a.m. Mass on Next Sunday -17th November will be celebrated for this intention. If you would like to have a friend or relative remembered at this Mass, please telephone Anne Mannering 089 974 6050.

Confirmation:
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 18th May 2014 at 11 a.m.

Trocaire Syria Appeal:
The numbers are staggering 8.4 million people in urgent need of vital humanitarian aid; 5.8 million people forced to abandon their homes; 1.8 million people seeking shelter in neighbouring countries. Behind each of those figures are real people, people who have lost everything and urgently need your help. Trócaire is helping to bring vital aid to the people who need it most. We are working with local partners to provide food, shelter, clean water, and other basic needs for women, children, and men, forced to flee their homes. Already, over 255, 855 Syrian refugees have benefited from our support; but this crisis is deteriorating so rapidly that we are appealing for you to help us reach even more people.100% of every donation received to our Syria emergency appeal will go directly to our response to this devastating crisis. ”A Special Collection for Trócaire’s Syria Appeal will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line is €50, every house is €100. Jackpot if not won, will be €9000 on the 19/11/2013, if not won on the night €300, will be paid out. In house draws. Bingo will be on Christmas Day this year instead of Christmas Eve.

Bowls: Bowls in the Centre every Monday night at 8 p.m.
Tai Chi: Tai Chi is on in the centre on Wednesday night at 8pm.
Drama Classes for children: Helen O’Grady Academy Drama classes for children are on every Thursday evening from 5 p.m.
Snooker: Snooker room is open from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. every evening. Bookings for the Community Centre contact 087 2679321.

Positions Available:
There are still positions available on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C.E. scheme. D.S.P. criteria apply. For more information contact 087 9695053.

Parish Social:
The Glenties Parish Social will take place on Sunday 1st December in the Highlands Hotel, commencing at 3 p.m. with Mass. A warm welcome is extended to all our Senior Citizens. The Committee would appreciate any Donations or Raffle Prizes towards the running costs of the event.

Naomh Connaill C.L.G.:
The Club’s “Strictly Come Jiving” will take place on Saturday 23rd November in the Highlands Hotel at 8 p.m. Tickets, priced €15, are now on sale from the Highlands Hotel, The Inniskeel Co-Op, Maxwell’s, Ballinamore and from any of the dancers.

Cake Sale:
Glenties Day Care Centre will hold a Cake and Craft Sale in The Community Centre next Sunday 17th November after 11a.m. Mass. Please support this worthy cause.

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.

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

Bingo:
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.

Draw:
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.

Collections:
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 1st December 2011

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to his son, brothers, sister, other relatives and friends of Gerry Mc Dermott, Cellbridge, Co. Kildare. Gerry was a son of the late Con and Fanny Mc Dermott, Edeninfagh, Glenties. He was predeceased by his wife some years ago.

Sincere sympathy is extended to her family, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends of Annie Maguire formerly of Glen Road, Glenties who died recently in England. Her husband Packie predeceased her some years ago. Annie was 99 years old and was an aunt of the late Gerry Mc Dermott.

Santa coming to Kilraine
GAP Tourism has invited Santa to the Gap Walking Trail (Bord na Mona site) on Saturday 10th December from 4.30 p.m. – 6. 00 p.m. Tickets are on sale in your local Post Office. Cost is € 10 for one child and € 25 for three of more. Any queries please contact Rosemary on 087 9692076.

Scoil Mhuire Annual Carol Service
Scoil Mhuire annual Carol Service will be held on Wednesday 14th December at 6.30 p.m. in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties. There will be refreshments in the Community Gym afterwards and also a Special Guest. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Big Bingo
There will be a Big Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 6th December 2011. Games 1 to 5 – Lines € 100, Full Panel – € 300, Game 6 – Line – € 100 and Full Panel – € 2000 Jackpot. Games 7 to 11 – Line € 100 and Full Panel € 300. Price including Jackpot sheet is – Single Book € 25, Double Book – € 40. Extra Jackpot sheet costs € 5. Doors will open at 7.30 p.m.

Meeting for Parents of First Holy Communion Children
A meeting for Parents of First Holy Communion Children of Scoil Mhuire, St. Riaghan’s and KilkennyN.S. will take place in Scoil Mhuire on Wednesday 7th December at 8.00 p.m.

Parish Social
The Glenties Parish Social for all the Senior Citizens of the area will take place next Sunday 4th December at 3 p.m. in the Highlands Hotel. The support of the public would be very much appreciated from 5.30 p.m. onwards.

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

Church Gate Collection
The Church Gate Collection taken up recently for The Community Gym at Scoil Mhuire amounted to € 738.00. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the collection.

Thank You
Edeninfagh N.S. Fundraising Dance raised € 3,705.00. Thank you to everyone who supported this cause so generously.

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

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Francis Herron, Letterilly, Glenties and Patricia Boyle, Rosbeg who were married in KilclooneyChurch on Saturday last.

Glenties Notes 23rd November 2011

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday November 15th were – Carmel Fitzgerald won the Jackpot of € 400. Kathleen Kenny, Rose Boyle, Sally Mc Guigan, Ann Furey, Maura Kilbane, Charlie Mc Carron, Seamus Gallagher, A. Fitzpatrick and Margaret Brennan won € 100 each. Nellie Doherty, Maureen Gildea, Bid Fletcher, Brenda Gallagher, Marian Davidson, Maria Boyle, Martin Quinn, Natasha Doherty, Nelly Mc Geehan, Brid Gallagher Mary Bonner and Nan Doherty won € 50 each. Breege Gallagher, Breege Roarty, Bridie Boyle and J.J. Mc Cole won € 25 each. The Community Centre Committee wish to thank everyone for their continued support. Snooker downstairs in the Centre every evening except Tuesday from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Big Bingo
There will be a Big Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 6th December 2011. Games 1 to 5 – Lines € 100, Full Panel – € 300, Game 6 – Line – € 100 and Full Panel – € 2000 Jackpot. Games 7 to 11 – Line € 100 and Full Panel € 300. Price of Books including Jackpot sheet is – Single € 25, Double – € 40. Extra Jackpot sheet costs € 5. Doors will open at 7.30 p.m.

Parish Social
The Glenties Parish Social for all the Senior Citizens of the area will take place on Sunday 4th December at 3 p.m. in the Highlands Hotel. The support of the public would be very much appreciated from 5.30 p.m. onwards.

First Holy Communion 2012
First Holy Communion for the children of St. Riaghan’s Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N. S. and Scoil Mhuire will take place in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties at 11.00 a.m. on Saturday 28th April 2012.

Collection
Glenties Community Alert Committee would like to thank you for your generous contributions to their Church Gate Collection in Glenties, which amounted to € 623.79. They also wish to thank the people of Edeninfagh for their generous contributions, which amounted to € 116.21.