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Glenties Notes 12th October 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glenties Notes 18th May 2011

County Champions
Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Teams from Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, who won the County Finals of Cumann na mBun Scoil Competition in Glenswilly on Wednesday 11th May 2011. The girls beat St. Mary’s N. S. Castlefin and the boys beat Tooban N.S. Burt. On Thursday 12th May the girls were again successful in the County Final of the FAI Schools Competition in Ballyare, Letterkenny. Well done boys and girls.

First Holy Communion
Congratulations to the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion in St. Connell Church, Glenties on Saturday 7th May 2011. They were – Kilkenny N.S. – Eoin Sharkey. Scoil Mhuire – Mark Campbell, Max Fisher, Grainne Agnew, Aine McNelis, Aoise Doherty, Orla O’Donnell, Elizabeth Gill, Aidan Gilroy, Nadine Furey, Aodhán Gavigan, Daniel Gildea, Emma Doherty, Karla Doherty, Caitlin Ward, Neil Francis Boyle, Holly Ward, Adam Molloy, Jack Boyle and Robbie Mc Donnell. Congratulations also to those who received their First Holy Communion in The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Sunday 8th May – Elaine Campbell, Odhran McCaillig, Cormac Quinn, Darragh Doherty and James Michael Doran; and to those who received their First Holy Communion in St. Colmcille’s Church Fintown on Saturday 14th May – Aoife Ní Bhaoill, Eibhlin Ní Bhaoill, Grainne Quinn, Rebecca Wright, Chloe Mc Keown, Megan Mc Geehan, Shauna Boyle, Aoife Mongan, Michael Mc Kelvey, Cahir Mc Devitt and Matthew Gibbons.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 10th May were – Mary Mc Mahon won the Jackpot of € 400. Marian Ward, Mary Mc Neely, Donegal, Kitty Carron, Dungloe, Mary Mc Mahon, Denise Campbell, Vera Breslin, Mary Mc Gill, Bernadette Mc Devitt, Annmarie Cunningham, and Bernie Fitzpatrick won € 100 each. Nancy Dorrian, Brigid Mc Cabe, Frosses, Denise Campbell, Anne Quinn, E. Langan, Susie Cunningham, Mary Mc Mahon, Fiona Gallagher, Mary Bonner and Joseph Martin won € 50 each. Anne Furey and Anne Byrne won € 25 each.

The Late Sonny Hanlon
The death took place peacefully at his home in Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, on Monday 2nd May 2011 of Sonny Hanlon formerly of Tullyard Glenties. His Remains were brought to the Parish Church, Church Road, Glenties on Wednesday afternoon. Rev. John Deane and Rev. Michael Classon conducted the Funeral Service and officiated at the graveside. Burial took place in the adjoining graveyard after the Service. Sonny is survived by his son, Louie, daughter-in-law Joan, brother, Richard, sister-in-law, Susan, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His wife Annie died in January 2006 and his brother, Willie died in December 2010. Three other brothers, Tom, Alec and Charlie and two sisters, Bella and Cathy also predeceased him. Sonny was the eldest of the family and Alec and Bella were twins.

Rector’s Challenge – Charity Cycle
It’s that time of year again! The Rector’s Challenge begins in Glencolmcille going via Ardara, Glenties, Portnoo and finishing in Lettermacaward on Saturday 28th May. Proceeds of the cycle go to the Church of Ireland and the Tidy Towns. Registration is in Glencolmcille at 11 a.m. sharp. For more details ring Ella on 9551295 or Mairead on 9551904.

Community Employment Scheme
General workers wanted for Community Employment Scheme in Glenties, which is commencing in mid June. Eligibility criteria for Fás schemes apply. Enquiries to 086 1209524.

The Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver wish to thank all those who contributed to their recent Church Collection. A total of € 1,533.32 was raised. The money will be used to help those who are dying and street children in the Third World.