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Glenties Notes 25th May 2013

Congratulations to the girls from Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, who won the Ulster title in Gortakeegan, Monaghan in the Girls Primary School 5 a side Soccer Competition. They are now through to the All Ireland Final in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin next Saturday 25th May. We wish them the very best and hopefully on Saturday another All Ireland Title will be coming to Glenties and Donegal. Members of the team are – Bronagh Gallagher, Niamh O’ Donnell, Shana Quinn, Sophie Connaughton, Amy Boyle Carr, Danielle Mc Devitt, Orlaigh Mc Guinness and Niamh Agnew.

The Late Bernadette Herron:
The death took place, after a short illness, of Bernadette Herron, Letterilly, Glenties, in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, on Tuesday 7th May 2013. Her Remains were brought to the home of her son, Francis and daughter-in-law, Patricia, in Letterilly on Wednesday 8th and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. Philip Daly and Fr. John Boyce concelebrated Requiem Mass at 11a.m. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. A Reflection, written by Conor Doherty, was read by Eimear Herron. Music and singing was by John F. O’ Donnell, Kevin and Ciara Herron. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Bernadette is survived by her husband Patrick, three sons, Francis, Michael and Conal, one daughter, Bridget, grandchildren, Emily, Lara and Kellie, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Two brothers Gerard and Frank predeceased her.

The winners at the Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre on Tuesday 14th May 2013 were – € 25 winners – Josephine Gallagher, Noreen Crattery, Mary Duffy and Stella Edwards;.€ 40 winner – Mary Duffy; € 50 winners – Annmarie Cunningham, Rosaleen Melly, Anne Whyte, Anna Cannon, Breid Roarty, Jean Sweeney, Anne Quinn, Breidin Keeney and Dolores McGowan; € 100 winners – Clair Trainor, Denise McGuire, Bernadette Gallagher, Sean Cannon, Renee Mulhern, Teresa Molloy, Clair Trainor, Carmel McHugh, Mary Duffy and Paula Hegarty; € 300 winner – Julia Molloy.

Congratulations to the boys and girls who made their Confirmation in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 12th May 2013 – St Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh – Caoimhe O’Donnell, Meabh Griffin, Leah MacInnes, Danny Gallagher and Kieran Furey; Edeninfagh N.S. – Mairead Nic Ghloinn (Mairead McGlynn) Tadhg Mac Monagail (Tadhg Mc Monagle) Jake Mac a Bhaird (Jake Ward); Fintown – Oisín McKelvey, Zoe Campbell, Roisín McDevitt, Emma Gibbons, Michael Boyle and Nathan Wright; Kilkenny N.S. Emma McDyer; Scoil Mhuire:- Christopher Gallagher, Keith Kennedy, Joe O Donnell, Mark Doherty, Mark O ‘Donnell, Nathan Craig, Sean Coughlan, Mark McGlynn, Orlaigh Mc Guinness, Niamh O ‘Donnell, Danielle McDevitt, Shana Quinn, Sophie Connaughton and Amy Boyle Carr.

St. Riaghan’s N. S., Drimnacrosh:
A’ Cash for Clobber Collection’ will take place at the school on Tuesday 28th May; organised by the Green Team. The school will receive a cash donation for each well filled ‘Cash for Clobber’ or bin liner size bag. Money collected will go towards school funds. Filled bags can be brought to the school on Monday 27th or early Tuesday morning. This collection is part of the Green School’s Initiative that is on-going within the school, and is an opportunity to get rid of unwanted clothes, shoes and textiles, in an environmentally friendly way. Empty Cash for Clobber bags are available at the school. For more information, 9551591 or email:

Sincere sympathy is extended to Breege Roarty, and family, Ard McGill, Glenties on the death recently, of Breege’s brother, Martin Joseph Connor, Belmullet, Co. Mayo.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Martin Regan and family, Mill Road, Glenties on the death of Martin’s brother, Pauric Regan, Hollymount, Co. Mayo, which took place last week.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Patricia Molloy, Claire Keeney and Rosaleen Melly on the death of their sister, Bridie Hughes (nee Mc Hugh, Kilclooney), which took place recently; also to all the relatives and friends.

First Holy Communion:
Congratulations to the children, who received their First Holy Communion in St. Colmcille’ Church, Fintown.

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. Saturday 25th May. First Holy Communion for the children of Edeninfagh N.S. will take place at 12 mid-day on Sunday 26th May.

Graveyard Sunday:
Mass will be celebrated in the New Graveyard, Glenties on Sunday 7th July at 3.00 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Sunday 11th August at 3.00 p.m.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every Line € 50, every House €100. Jackpot, if not won, will be € 6,600 on Tuesday 28th May. If not won € 300 will be paid out. In-house draws. Anyone wishing to rent a room in the Community Centre please ring 087 2679321.

Position Available:
A position is available on a community employment scheme in Glenties from now till 20/09/2013. For more information ring 087 9695053. Fas criteria apply.

Safe Pass Course:
A Safe Pass course will be held in the Highlands Hotel on Wednesday 29th May. Contact Tim on 0872458839 or Deirdre on 0866033927.

Glenties Notes 2nd November 2012

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Charlotte Dooley and Dave Tierney who were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 20th October 2012. Charlotte (Charlie) is a daughter of Lena and Tony Dooley, The Rock, Glenties and Dave is from Belfast. The reception was held in The Highlands Hotel, Glenties.

Straboy Oral Hearing:
The oral hearing into the Straboy wind farm proposal concluded on Thursday 25th October 2012 after 6 days of evidence and cross questioning. The Inspector will now make his report and forward this to An Bord Pleanála for formal consideration. No proposed decision date has been provided by the Board. The Glenties Wind Farm Information Group would like to express their thanks for all the support, financially and morally, received during the process, and advise that contributions promised, can now be forwarded to members of the group. The group would like to thank all those who gave evidence, cross questioned and assisted behind the scenes. The group will still take contributions to help defray the substantial costs associated with the oral hearing. These can be made to: Bank of Ireland, Main Street, Glenties, Account No: 97730412. Sort Code 90-48-94. Name of Account: Glenties Wind Farm Information Group; alternatively a donation can be given to any of the following members of the group: Dr. Michéal Cooke, Ernan O Donnell, Siobhan Browne, Anne Marie Mc Dermott, Michael Quinn or Joseph Brennan.

Leo and all the Mc Loone Family of Leo’s Bar, Glenties would like to thank everyone for the support and help at the BBQ that was held in August. We will hand over a cheque for € 2,245 this week to the C C U Letterkenny Hospital. The C C U is close to our hearts and they do great work, so again we thank you all. Photos should be in next week’s paper.

Weight watchers:
Weight watchers on a Thursday evening have relocated to the Parish Centre in the chapel car park in Ardara for the duration of the renovations in the Glenties Community Centre. Apologises for any inconvenience.

The Glenties Community Centre Bingo will be in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties every Tuesday evening for the remainder of the renovations in the Centre. Every line €50 every house €100. Jackpot if not won will be €3700 on the 6th of November and if not won on that night on 45 numbers €300 will be paid.

Safe Pass Course:
A safe pass course will be held in Glenties on Tuesday 6th November. Contact Deirdre on 086 6033927 or Dolmen Centre on 074 9545010 as soon as possible as places are limited.

Novena of Masses for the Dead:
Every Mass from Friday 2nd November until Saturday 10th November, in St. Connell’s Church Glenties, will be offered for those who are named in the Dead Lists. Special envelopes, containing Dead Lists, are available at the door of the Church. The completed lists should be returned by Friday 2nd November to be placed on the Altar for the Masses. Please do not leave envelopes with donations for Masses in or around the church. The envelopes will be kept in a secure place between Masses.

Confession Times in Glenties:
Wednesday 31st October – Confession immediately after 7.30 p.m. Mass; Thursday 1st November – Confession after 11.00 a.m. Mass; Friday 2nd November – Confession after 9.30 a.m. Mass & after 7.30 p.m. Mass; Saturday 3rd November – Confession after 11.00 a.m. Mass

Confession Times in Edeninfagh:
Sunday 28th October – Confession after 9.30 a.m. Mass; Friday 2nd November – Confession at 5.30 p.m.