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Glenties Notes 31st May 2012

Congratulations to the five students from the Comprehensive School, who have been selected to participate in a 4 day Adventure challenge in the Wicklow Mountains at the end of May. This event is being organised by the 2nd Field Artillery Regiment of The Irish Defence Forces. All of the students have completed their Presidents Award in the school under the direction of teacher, Gerry Moore. The students chosen are Claire Maguire, Laura Boyd, Aoife Harkin, Charles Mc Hugh and Ryan Connaughton and they will be among a group of 30 students from all over Ireland. Good luck to them all.

Fundraising Thanks:
Thanks to all the people in the area who contributed to the recent collection organised by the Transition year students in the Comprehensive School. A total of € 262 was raised for the Irish Heart Foundation.

Relay For Life:
Well done to all the Transition Year Students in the Comprehensive School, Glenties who recently organised a very successful Talent Show in the School to raise money for cancer research. Thanks especially to teachers, Mary Mc Laughlin and Mary Martin who did a huge amount of work in organising this. Thanks to all the talented people who performed. Over € 750 was raised on the night. The T Y Students were involved in the 24 hour Relay For Life at LYIT to raise money, and in memory of their dear friend Martina, who died in January. All of the students have raised € 2000 for this event.

Fintown Festival:
On Saturday 2nd June a 5 k Run / Walk will take place in conjunction with Finn Valley A.C. Please note this Run is a part of their Grand Prix series. Registration is at 1 p.m. at Gairm Scoil Cú Uladh, Ballinamore. Race will start at 3 p.m. On Sunday 3rd June there is a Vintage Tractor Run with Mid West Vintage Club starting at 3 p.m. All Vintage Tractors are welcome. This event is in aid of Donegal Hospice.

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Fidelma Gallagher, Derries, and Gerard Toland, Tullyhoniver, Glenties, who were married in Glenties on Friday 25th May 2012.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Snooker every evening from 6 p.m. except Tuesday.

Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 22nd May were – Anne Kennedy won € 300. Bridie Gallagher, Anne Dorrian, Mrs. Gallagher, Sally Mc Guigan, Annie Boyle, Jane Rodgers, Bernadette Mc Devitt, Hugh Gallagher and Kitty Ward won € 100 each; Fidelma Burke, Bruckless won € 60; Denise Maguire, Frosses, Teresa Mc Kelvey, Fintown, Anne Kennedy, Julie Langan, Jeanne Fortune, Marion Davison, Margaret Reilly, Briege Brennan, Ann Byrne and Hugh Gallagher won € 50 each; Shaun Maloney and Martin Taggart won €25 each; Kathleen Boyle, Paddy Moore and Bridie Boyle won € 20 each.

Community Employment Scheme:
General workers are wanted for Glenties Tidy Towns Community Employment Scheme. This scheme will start in Mid June. FÁS criteria apply. Contact 086 1209524.

Medjugorje Peace Mass:
The Medugorje Peace Mass will be celebrated on Thursday evening 31st May at 7.30 p.m.

Graveyard Masses:
Mass will be celebrated in the New Graveyard, Glenties on Sunday 8th July at 3 p.m. Mass will be celebrated in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Sunday 5th August at 3 p.m.

The Irish Cancer Society Church Gate Collection will take place next weekend 2nd and 3rd June.

Corpus Christi Procession:
The annual Corpus Christi Procession will take place after 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday 10th June. The people who are usually involved in the carrying of the canopy are asked to make themselves available, as well as those who usually steward the procession. The First Holy Communion Children are invited to walk in the Procession in their First Holy Communion Dress.

“Do This In Memory”:
The Parish based First Holy Communion Programme called “Do This In Memory” will conclude at 11 a.m. Mass on the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Glenties Notes 9th May 2012

First Holy Communion
Congratulations to the boys and girls from St. Riaghan’s, Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire who received their first Holy Communion on Saturday 28th April in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties – St. Riaghan’s –Francis Mc Devitt, Jack Kelly, Isobel Perraton, Nicole Breslin and Kieran Mc Geehan; Kilkenny – Niamh O’Donnell, Aaron Mc Hugh, John Kennedy and Michéal Trimble; Scoil Mhuire – Liam Wheeldon, Natalie Mc Devitt, Brendon Boyle O’Donnell, Callum Mc Loone Malone, Aileen O’ Donnell, Niamh Brown, Kieran Brennan, Patrick Mc Loone, Megan Quinn Bonner, Aodhán Browne, Seán Doherty, Róisín Agnew, Danielle O’Dwyer and Megan Doherty.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations and best wishes to Mary Josephine O’Donnell, Ardconnell, Glenties and Stephen Timoney, Omagh who were married in St Conal’s Church Kilclooney on Wednesday 2nd May 2012.

The winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 1st May in the Community Centre, Glenties were – Anne Furey, Glenties, Anthony Burke, Bruckless, Teresa Mc Groarty, Inver, Bernadette Gallagher, Frosses, Maura Kilbane, Ardara, James Deane, Kilcar, Moya Gallagher, Michael Mc Ginley, A. Byrne, Dunkineely, Patricia Whyte and Ann Byrne won € 100 each; Breege Gallagher, Rosbeg, Rosaleen Melly, Lettermacaward, Hazel Staunton, Kilclooney, Nellie Maguire, Frosses, Marie Mc Brearty, Kilcar, Bridie Boyle, Teresa Mc Kelvey, Fintown, Patsy Martin, Dympna Mongan, Emer O’ Donnell, Pauline Mc Geehan and Rosaleen Harkin won € 50 each; Kathleen Boyle won € 40; Brenda Reid and Rosemary Whelan won € 25 each

Congratulations to Ryan Connaughton, Clos Naomh Chonaill, Glenties, who has been selected as one of thirty TY students from throughout Ireland to complete a 4 day survival course in the Wicklow Mountains with the Irish Defence Forces. This is part of Gaisce, the President Awards. Ryan is a pupil in St. Columba’s Comprehensive Scoil, Glenties.

Fintown Festival
In association with Tír Chonaill GAP CC a Leisure Cycle will take place on Saturday 2nd June. Registration is at 9 a.m. and starting time is at 10.a.m. Distance 30k and 60k; Refreshments will be provided and shower facilities are available. Entry fee is €15; Cycling Club Members € 10. For further information contact Hughie on 086 8581521 or James on 0872546592.

Tír Connaill Gap Cycling Club
Tír Connaill Gap Cycling Club meet at the Community Centre, Glenties at the following times – Saturday mornings at 9.30 a.m. sharp is for all levels; (three different levels are available); Monday evenings at 7.30 p.m. is for Beginners; Intermediate level may also come along; it is a leisurely fun cycle; Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. is for Intermediate level (will cover from 30km to 40 km). These gatherings are a great social event and it is about getting out, mixing with other people, while cycling at your own pace / level.