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Glenties Notes 8th February 2017

Message from Maria Rafferty
“A sincere Thank You to the people of Glenties and Edeninfagh for their generous donations to the Crib Collection.  It is much appreciated and will be used to ease the economic difficulties and terrible poverty of the people of Jimma in South West Ethiopia.  Life there has been very hard in recent times.  We have also helped a Franciscan move to set up camps for refugees in their terrible plight from war torn countries.  Also from ‘Shop and Share’ we have supported needy people in Ireland especially the homeless.  We have sent money to Focus Ireland and to Brother Kevin for his work for the hungry and needy in Dublin.  We are contributing monthly to the Youth of the parish by supporting ‘The Hub’.  All this is possible because of the generosity of the Crib project and because we are continuously heartened by the support given to the shop by volunteers, Olive, people who supply us and people who buy.  Do call in and say “Hello”.  Many thanks from Maria and the team.

Church of Ireland
There will be a fundraising dance in aid of the Church of Ireland, Lettermacaward in Elliot’s Lounge on Saturday 25th February.  Music by B & J Sound.  Good music for jiving, waltzing etc.  As well as usual door prize and rather large raffle, we have prizes for best jivers and dancers on the night.  Come along and bring your friends.  Everyone welcome!

Parents’ Association of Kilkenny NS
The Parents’ Association of Kilkenny NS are holding a Cake Sale after 7:30pm Mass on Saturday 11th February and after Mass on Sunday 12th February in the Market Hall to raise much needed funds for the school.  There will be lots of cakes and treats on sale on both days.  Please come along and support our school.

Enrolment – Kilkenny NS
Enrolment Forms are available for Junior Infant Class starting September 2017. You can contact the school at 074 9544270 or kilkennyns@gmail.com

Enrolment – Scoil Mhuire
Enrolment packs for Scoil Mhuire for the school year 2017/2018 will be available for collection from the Secretary’s Office from today (Thursday 9th February). Forms to be completed and returned to the school by Thursday 23rd February.

Church Gate Collection
Donegal Special Olympics will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend.

Glenties Community Playgroup Limited
Applications are invited for the following position: Childcare Worker.  This is a temporary position, approximately 12 hours per week.  The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of FETAC Level 5 qualification, relating to Early Childhood Care and Education, have experience of working in a childcare service, good interpersonal communication and I.T. skills.  Good knowledge and experience of policy related issues in the childcare sector.  Understanding and knowledge of working with children with additional needs.  Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of information supplied in their application form, to be received no later than 5pm on Tuesday 14th February 2017.  Requests for Application Forms directly from: glentiesplaygroup@eircom.net  Childcare Worker Interview Panel.  We are an equal opportunities employer.

Fintown Harps Underage Training
Training begins on Saturday – U12 10am to 11:30am (Contact Mark 085 7200418), U14 11am to 12:30pm (Contact Martin 086 8656312), Sunday U8 11:30am to 12:30pm, U10 12:45pm to 1:45pm (Contact John 086 1600497, U16 1pm to 2:30pm (Contact Pat 087 1325255).

Naíonra Bhaile na Finne
Enrolment Forms are now available at the Naíonra for the 2017/2018 Naíonra Year.  For further information ring the Naíonra on 087 6347972 or Caitlin 074 9546930.  Bus available to pick up and drop off.

World War One Commemoration Project 2017
Congratulations to Joshua Perraton, a 5th year student in St Columba’s Comprehensive School who won an essay competition and was chosen to be one of 15 students from the island of Ireland to participate in a joint project with 15 German students in the summer of 2017.  Joshua spent Saturday last – 4th February in the National Museum, Collin’s Barracks meeting up with the other 14 students from all parts of Ireland, North and South. The trip takes place from June 20th to 24th and all 30 students will research the lives of soldiers from their countries who died in the war and consequently share their stories on the website www.myadoptedsoldier.com

Glenties Musical Theatre
Tickets are currently on sale for the Glenties Musical Theatre’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s, Oklahoma which will be staged in the Glenties Community Centre for four nights – Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February at 8pm nightly.  Tickets available to buy in the Glenties Cope or bookings can be secured by phoning 087 0990609.

Sr. Immaculata (Mary) Coughlan R.I.P.
The recent death took place at Letterkenny University Hospital of Sr Immaculata Coughlan.  Sr Immaculata was born in Kinsale, Co Cork in 1928 and came to Ballyshannon to the Sisters of Mercy in 1947.  She first worked as a Primary School teacher in The Rock, Ballyshannon and in Donegal Town.  During this time, she trained as a Speech and Drama teacher and worked with many students in both Ballyshannon and Glenties.

One of her great loves was music and in particular the organ.  She was the organist in The Rock, Ballyshannon and in later years here in Glenties.

Sr. Immaculata also loved flowers and was somewhat of an expert at flower arranging.  A talent she put to good use in the church in Glenties creating miraculous displays from just one blossom and a handful  greens!  It was one of the saddest times for her when she had to give up her beloved tasks – the music, the flowers and teaching due to failing health.

In more recent years, Sr. Immaculata resided in Dr. McCloskey Crescent where she was surrounded by wonderful people who assisted her and tended to her daily needs.  A special word of appreciation goes to the staff of the Day Care Centre, the Community Nurses and of course, her friends of many years who came and visited her regularly.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Sr. Immaculata’s own family, her sister Breda (Kinsale), her nieces Elmarie and Breege, nephew John and her grand-nephews Johnny and Michael.

She considered Glenties to be her home.  She absolutely loved it here and her one wish was to live out the remainder of her life here.  Thankfully, her wish was granted.  She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Glenties Notes 18th February 2015

The Late Danny Kennedy:
The death place in Kent, England of Danny Kennedy, formerly of Gortnamucklagh, Glenties. His Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday 13th February and burial took place in the New Graveyard, after Requiem Mass, celebrated by Fr. Gerard Cunningham, assisted by Fr. Pat Prendergast on Saturday 14th. Fr. Gerard is a nephew of Danny’s late wife, Rosie, who predeceased him 25 years ago. Danny is survived by two daughters, Bridie and Una, one son Joseph and his wife, Marie, grandson, Kieran, brother, Hugh, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His sister, Bridie and brother Paddy also predeceased him.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Margaret Rodger and family, Main St. Glenties, on the death of Margaret’s sister, Teresa Coyle, Brockagh, which took place recently.

Sincere sympathy is extended to John Mc Cann, Principal, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, on the recent death of his mother, Jean Mc Cann, which took place in Belfast.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Johnny Farren and family, The Rock, Glenties on the death of Johnny’s mother in Dungiven, recently.

Bingo Winners:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties, on Tuesday 10th February were – €20 Winners – Micheal Langan, Margo Gallagher and Julia Mc Guire; € 25 Winners – Brown Kid, Kathleen Boyle, Bernie Martin and Claire Keeney; € 40 Winner – Rosaleen Melly; € 50 Winners – Mary Mc Dermott, Margaret Gallagher, Julia Molloy, Mary Gavigan, Philomena Mc Callog, Kathleen Griffin, Tara Kennedy, Patsy Martin, Ann Maire Gillen and Ann Doherty, €100 Winners – Kathleen Griffin, Paddy Gill, Maggie O’ Donnell, Philomena Mc Callog, Mary Mc Dermott, Annie Boyle, Brenda Reid, Rosaleen Melly and Norah Gallagher; €300 Winner – Terence Breslin.

Church of Ireland Dance:
The Annual Church of Ireland Dance will be held in Elliott’s Bar on Saturday 21st February; starting at 9p.m. Music is by George Bustard. Refreshments will be served. Come along for a good night’s craic! .

First Holy Communion:
Children from Scoil Mhuire, St. Riaghan’s, Drimnacrosh and KilkennyN.S. will receive their First Holy Communion at 11.00 a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 25th April.

Enrolment at Kilkenny N.S.:
Parents wishing to enrol their child at Kilkenny N.S. Glenties for September 2015 are invited to call to the school for an Enrolment Form. For further information please contact the school ‘ 9544270.

Mindfulness:
This 6-week course is an introduction to the practice of mindfulness. Starting Wednesday 25th February 7.30 p.m.– 9.00 p.m. in the Day Care Centre, Dr. McCloskey Crescent, Glenties. You will learn simple techniques to live in the present relax and manage stress.

Enrolment at Scoil Mhuire:
Enrolment packs for Scoil Mhuire for school year 2015 / 2016 will be available for collection from the secretary’s office from Tuesday 24th February. Forms to be completed and returned to the school by Tuesday 3rd March.

Glenties Notes 27th February 2014

Naomh Conaill Casino Night:
The Naomh Conaill Casino night which was to have taken place this Saturday 1st March has been postponed until next Saturday night 8th March, so get the Glad-rags on and come out and enjoy a great night’s entertainment. Some tickets are still available from the organising committee priced at €15.

Scoil Mhuire Enrolment Day:
Enrolment Day for Scoil Mhuire will be on Tuesday 11th March 2014 from 1.15 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. You will have the opportunity to become familiar with your child’s new school environment. Enrolment forms may be collected from the school office on or after Monday 3rd March. For further information you may contact the school at 074 9551521

Glenties Community Action Group:
Glenties Community Action Group are delighted to announce that this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday 15th March at 2.30 p.m. The change this year is due to the fact that we have marching bands available on the Saturday which we would not have on St. Patrick’s Day itself. We will be fundraising on the day for the well received Glenties Rainy Day Fund to help those in the parish who may have unforeseen or unfortunate difficulties befall them and we also hope to run a fundraising dance on that same night. We are looking for all local organisations, clubs, businesses, and families, to take part in the parade with floats, fancy dress, music, or just march along, so please contact any member of the action group, or check out our Facebook page, to take part, or leave your ideas, or thoughts, on the parade, the more the merrier, to help make the town’s parade and the Glenties Rainy Day Fund a great success. ”

Doodle 4 Google Competition:
Shannon Mc Glynn, a pupil from S.N. Colmcille, Fintown has asked for our votes in the Group 3 section of the Doodle 4 Google competition

Glenties Notes 31st May 2013

All Ireland Champions:
Congratulations to the girls from Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, who won the All Ireland Final of the Girl’s Primary School 5 a side Soccer Competition in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin last Saturday 25th May 2013. Members of the team are – Bronagh Gallagher, Niamh O’ Donnell, Shana Quinn, Sophie Connaughton, Amy Boyle Carr, Danielle Mc Devitt, Orlaigh McGuinness and Niamh Agnew. Special congratulations to Danielle Mc Devitt who was named ‘Player of the Tournament’. This is their third year in the Final; they were Runners-up in 2011, Winners in 2012 and they successfully defended their title in 2013. The girls got a great welcome at the Market Hall when they arrived home and refreshments were served in the Hall. Well done girls!

Mullantyboyle Bridge Update:
Cllr. Terence Slowey requested a full update regarding the present status of work on the Mullantyboyle Bridge, from the Area Manager for Roads at Donegal County Council. That update was provided at our most recent Area Meeting in Dungloe last week. €100,000 was provided by Government in 2013 for this project. It has now been decided that the bridge design will be a single span and it will be located slightly down stream so as to ensure the road is straight on both sides of the bridge. The money allocated will fund the design of the bridge and progress the project to the tendering stage. In addition, the money provided will fund the removal of the existing damaged Bridge structure the centre Pier in the river and leave the site ready for the installation of a new bridge. Lastly, Cllr Slowey says the funding will allow for the replacement of a culvert on the Tullyard road that is in poor condition and will facilitate the transporting of heavy equipment and materials that will be needed to erect the new bridge.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Kathleen Mc Gettigan and family, Station Road, Glenties on the death recently of Kathleen’s mother, Bridie Sharkey, Annagry; also to all the relatives and friends.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 21st May 2013 were – € 25 winners – Sheila Kenny and Nellie Doherty;.€ 50 winners – Kathleen Ferry, Ann Byrne, Marie Boyle, Eileen Cafferty, Kathleen Kenny, Kathleen Boyle, Ann McHugh, Breege Boyle, Paddy Moore, Faye Moore and Bernadette Gallagher; €100 winners – Mary Mc Daid, Anne McHugh, Faye Moore, James Byrne, Patsy Martin, Margaret Gillespie, Annie Boyle, Jean Boyle, Annie Boyle, Sinead Sweeney.

Corpus Christi Procession:
Next Sunday 2nd June at the end of the11 a.m. Mass, we will process from the Church to the Grotto for Benediction (weather permitting). 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.

Riverside Vintage Club Glenties:
First Run – 1st June 2013; Leaving Bord na Mona at 1 p.m. All Vintage Vehicles are Welcome. Contact Anthony  087 791 4428 or Micheal  087 130 0834.

Thanks:
The Parents Association at St Riaghan’s National School would like to thank all those people from the area who supported their recent cake, book and bric-a-brac sale to raise funds for the school. Many thanks to the parents, who contributed cakes, books and bric-a-brac to the event, and to those who gave their time to help with the stands. A special thanks to Margaret Byrne for contributing so many pies and cakes to the event

Feile Na Finne:
Fintown Festival takes place from 31st May until the 3rd of June.
On Saturday at 10 a.m. there will be a Leisure Cycle in association with Tír Chonaill GAP C.C. At 3 p.m. there is a 5k Walk / Jog / Run Donegal Grand Prix Event. Saturday at 5.30 p.m. – at Teach Jimmy – Digger Handling Skills; Quad and Tractor Reversing Fireworks Display: At 11 p.m. a Fireworks Display will take place on the banks of Lough Finn in front of Railway Inn.
Sunday 2nd June is Family Fun Day with Bouncy Castle and Slides. There are also a Hills and Glen Honda Run, Vintage Tractor Run and Live Music with Keltic Kaos.

Thank You:
The Baskin Family would like to thank everyone who helped and supported our recent Coffee Morning in memory of our Mum (Mildred). It brought us great comfort to have so many join us for a cuppa and a chat; we appreciate all your donations, which came to a generous total of € 1100 for Ardara Parish Church.

Rossnowlagh:
The bus will not be going to Rossnowlagh on the first Tuesday of June; instead it will be going on the Feast of St. Anthony June 13th for the Blessing of the Lillies.

Thanks for Donation:
Care of the Aged, Glenties and Management of Glenties Day Centre wish to express their gratitude to Inniskeel Players for their very generous donation arising from their wonderful production of “Love Thy Neighbour” – what a lovely gesture from our neighbours in Portnoo. The production was hugely enjoyable. Our sincere thanks to all involved.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every Line € 50, every House €100. Jackpot, if not won, will be € 6,700 on Tuesday 4th June. 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. Snooker room in the Glenties Community Centre will be open from 10am – 10pm from Thursday 30th June

Vacancy:
There is a vacancy on a community employment scheme in Glenties; immediate start to 20/09/2013. Fas criteria apply. For more information contact 087 9695053

First Holy Communion in Fintown:
Congratulations to Seán Ó Baoill, Aisling Ní Bhaoill, Catriona Campbell, Conor Mc Devitt, Aisling Mc Kelvey, Emma Shankey Smith, Sarah Gibbons, Sean Mc Glynn, Jack Mc Glynn, twins, Caoimhe and Ailish Mc Monagle, and Ciara Mongan who received their First Holy Communion in Fintown on Saturday 18th May 2013.

Congratulations to the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion in Glenties and Edeninfagh last weekend.

Glenties Notes 25th May 2013

Congratulations:
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.

Bingo:
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.

Confirmation:
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: striaghans@gmail.com

Sympathy:
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 16th June 2012

All Ireland Champions:
Congratulations to the Glenties Scoil Mhuire Girls who had double success on the football field in the space of two days. They followed up their magnificent all Ireland win in Tallaght on Tuesday to clinch the Finn Harps Competition on Thursday. This means the girls have had a clean sweep in both Gaelic and soccer winning every competition they have entered. Well done to Amy Boyle Carr who was selected as ‘Player of the Tournament’ in Dublin. A fantastic achievement for all involved.

“Cash for Clobber”:
St. Riaghan’s “Cash for Clobber” collection is on Monday 18th June. Scoil Mhuire “Cash for Clobber” collection is on Wednesday 20th June.

Collection:
Thanks to all who contributed to the recent Irish Cancer Society Collection. The amount raised was € 782.00.

Bike Week:
Bike Week is commencing on 16th June. Along with the weekly run Tír Conaill Gap Cycling Club will run a Fun Cycle Day. The club invite everyone, of all ages and levels of cycling that would like to get out their bike for a fun social run, to come along on Sunday 17th June at 3 p.m. and join them at the Community Centre. Why not make it a family day out? There will be a Barbeque afterwards in Costcutters Car Park.

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

Fundraising Dance:
A fundraising dance in aid of Naomh Conaill Ladies and Fintown Harps will take place in Halla Baile Na Finne, Fintown next Sunday 17th June. Music is by The Regulators. Doors will open at 8 p.m. and music will start at 9 p.m. Admission is € 10. Get your dancing shoes on and support two local clubs.

Community Centre:
Bingo is held in the Glenties Community Centre Glenties, every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line is €50, every house is €100. Snowball Jackpot is €1800 on Tuesday 19th June on 45 numbers; if not won €300 will be paid out. In-house draws. Snooker every night from 6 p.m. except Tuesday. Anyone wanting to rent the Community Centre please contact 0872679321.

Bingo:
Winners on Tuesday 5th June at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties were – Fidelma Burke, Bruckless won € 300; Mary Gallagher and Mamie Mc Geehan won € 150 each; Anne Quinn, Anne Furey, Johnny Mc Cole, Hugo Mc Dyer, Glenties, Sean Maloney, Ardara and Josie Martin won € 100 each; Breege Gallagher, Rosbeg won € 60; Anthony Burke, Bruckless, Irene Langan, Cathy Connell, Portnoo, Mary Kennedy, Main Street, Bridie Boyle, Helen Mc Dyre, Letterilly, Annie Deane, Kilcar, Carmel Fitzgerald, Josie Martin, Sally Mc Guigan, Josie Martin, Miss Harkin and Josie Martin won € 50 each.

Glenties Notes 6th June 2012

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Anne Mc Cole, Glen Road, Glenties on the death of her sister, Mary Mc Ginty, who died recently in Dublin; also to Mary’s family and all the relatives and friends.

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Emma Herron, Ballyiriston, Portnoo and Karl Daly, Bundoran, who were married in Sooey, Co. Sligo on Friday 11th May 2012. Emma is a granddaughter of Mary Gallagher, Glen Road, Glenties.

Book Launch:
Liz Weir is launching a book compiled by the children of Scoil Mhuire, Glenties on Tuesday 12th June. The book is called “We are Writers”. For more information contact the School.

Cash 4 Clobber:
Scoil Mhuire is having another ‘Cash 4 Clobber’ collection on Wednesday 20th June. We accept bags of men’s, women’s & children’s clothing, paired shoes, handbags, belts, bed linen, (no duvets) curtains etc… We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support with our collections in the past and we look forward to another successful collection on the 20th.

Quiz:
There will be a Quiz in Scoil Mhuire, Glenties on Thursday 7th June commencing at 8.00 p.m. €20 for a team of 4 adults and €10 for a team of 4 children. All proceeds go towards school funds. Raffle and refreshments on the night.

The Late Fr. Connell J. Maguire:
The death took place in Florida on 12thApril 2012 of Fr. Connell J. Maguire aged 94. He was a U.S. Navy chaplain for 26 years. Fr. Maguire, son of Bernard and Catherine (Gallagher) Maguire was born at Mullantyboyle, Glenties. The family went to America when he was 11 years of age. They settled first in Mount Airy and then Chestnut Hill. He graduated from Holy Cross School, North – East Catholic High School and La Salle College before entering St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. He is survived by two brothers, Bernard and Daniel and two sisters, Teresa and Kathleen. He is a cousin of Rose Mc Gill, Glen Road, Glenties. Sincere sympathy is extended to her and to all his relatives and friends.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 29th May were – Kathleen Griffin won € 300; Mary Duffy, Mamie Mc Geehin, Jackie Sweeney, Kathleen Mc Glynn, May Kennedy, Nancy Dorrian, Cathy Connell, and Cassie Long won € 100 each; Ms. Kelly, Fiona Gallagher, Laticha Doherty, Margaret Melly, Anthony Burke, Bruckless, Breege Gallagher, Anne Kennedy, Rose Mc Groarty, Frosses, Anthony Burke, Bruckless, Cassie Long, Fintown, Rose Mc Groarty, Nellie Doherty and Anthony Burke, Bruckless won € 50 each; Carmel Fitzgerald and Cassie Long, Fintown won €25 each.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 pm.; every line €50, every house €100; Snowball Jackpot €1600 on Tuesday 5th June on 45 numbers; if not won €300 will be paid out. In-house draws. Snooker every night from 6 pm except Tuesday.

Thanks:
Teachers Angela O’ Callaghan and Gerry Moore in the Comprehensive School would like to thank all the employers in our school catchment area who provided work experience to our students. Over the past year, students from the Transition Year Programme as well as students in LCVP and in the Leaving Cert Applied Programme have all gained really valuable experience of the world of work. In total 68 students were on work experience throughout the school year and we do appreciate all your support and feedback.

Relay for Life:
Thanks to all the people in the local area who supported our Transition Students in the Comprehensive School who recently completed a 24 hour relay in the sports grounds of LYIT. The students were an absolute credit to their families and their school and raised over € 2000 for cancer patient care. Thanks to teachers Mary Mc Laughlin, Mary Martin and Gerry Moore who stayed with the students for the 24 hour period. A special word of thanks to teacher Aileen Dowling, who also helped to organise this event and who is a cancer survivor herself.

Corpus Christi Procession:
The annual Corpus Christi Procession will take place after 11 a.m. Mass next 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.

Feast of St. Anthony:
Mass will be celebrated in Rossnowlagh on Wednesday 13th June, which will include the Blessing of the Lilies. A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. Newcomers are very welcome.

St. Riaghan’s “Cash for Clobber”:
A Cash for Clobber collection will take place at St. Riaghan’s N. S. on Monday 18th June organised by the Green Team. The school will receive cash for all unwanted clothes, shoes, belts, handbags, bed linen and textiles. Empty bags can be collected from the school. Cash received will go toward school funds. Filled bags can be brought to the school on Friday 15th or on the morning of Monday 18th June. The collection is part of The Green School’s Initiative that is on going within the school and is an opportunity to dispose of unwanted goods in an environmentally friendly way. More information can be had by ringing 9551591 or 086 1798692.

Thanks:
Naomh Conaill under 14 Girls would like to thank everyone for supporting their fundraising for the All Ireland Féile Trip. The amounts were – Cake Sale – € 550; Car Wash – € 518 and Family Fun Day / Novelty Football Game – € 1,105.

Annie Behan Memorial Walk / Run:
The Annie Behan Memorial Walk / Run in aid of the Donegal Hospice takes place on Saturday 16th June2012 at 11 a.m. Starting point is the Highlands Hotel, Glenties. Everyone is welcome.

Defibrillators:
Naomh Conaill GAA Club has 2 defibrillators, which the club is maintaining – replacing batteries and pads. One of these is in the hallway of the Clubhouse while the other one is in the Garda Station so that it can be accessed by the community at all times.

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.

Fundraising Dance:
A fundraising dance in aid of Naomh Conaill Ladies and Fintown Harps will take place in Halla Baile Na Finne, Fintown on Sunday 17th June. Music is by The Regulators. Doors will open at 8 p.m. and music will start at 9 p.m. Admission is € 10. Get your dancing shoes on and support two local clubs.

Glenties Notes 5th April 2012

The Late John Mc Glynn
The death took place suddenly, at his home on Thursday 29th March 2012 of John Mc Glynn, Meentemargle, Fintown. His remains were brought to St. Colmcille’s Church, Fintown on Saturday morning. Fr. Gerard Cunningham and Fr. Padraig Ó Bhaoill concelebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Burial took place in the adjoining Graveyard. He is survived by his wife, Kitty, son John and his wife Emma, three grandsons, Stephen, Sean and Jamie, sister, Anna Molloy, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. One brother, Peadar predeceased him.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Kitty Roarty, The Wood, Glenties on the death last weekend of her brother, Peter Mc Ginley, Croagh; also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Bernie Mc Gill, Aighe, Ardara, (nee Boyle, Glenties) on the recent death of her husband Padraig; also to the children and extended family and friends.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 27th March were – Elizabeth Buckley won the Jackpot of € 400. Margaret Gallagher, Mary Bonner, Sally Mc Hugh, Patrick Doherty, Margaret Murray, May Kennedy, Anne Quinn, Rosaleen Gallagher, Cathy Connell, and Julie Langan won € 100 each. Kathleen Boyle won € 60. Margaret Gallagher, Paula Hegarty, Catherine, Nellie Doherty, Anthony Burke, Vincent Ward, Breege Roarty, Maureen Gildea and Anne Furey won € 50 each. Mary Duffy, Bernadette Gallagher, Sinead, and Brown Kid won € 25 each.

Big Bingo
Big Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday the 10th April. Game 1-5 Lines €100; Full Panel €300; Game 6 Line € 100; Full Panel Jackpot €2000; Game 7 -11 Line € 100; Full Panel € 300. Single book €25 and double book €40; Jackpot sheet included in your book. Extra jackpot sheets €5. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. In-house draws.

Iniskeel Community Games
We’ve had great success in the County Finals in the last two weeks with a number of medal winners. Sunday 25th March in Fanad – Indoor Soccer – U 13 Girls – Gold Medals; U 15 Girls – Runners up – Silver Medals; Friday 30th March in The Milford Inn – Table Quiz – Scoil Mhuire Team – 2nd – Silver Medals; Drimnacrosh Team – 3rd – Bronze Medals; Saturday 31st March – in Fanad – Indoor Soccer – U 13 Boys – Runners Up – Silver Medals; U 15 Boys – Runners Up – Silver Medals. We would like to congratulate everyone involved, our Chairman Darragh Gallagher, who managed the Indoor Soccer Teams. We wish him and the U 13 Girls luck in the Ulster Finals, which will take place on 21st April in Letterkenny. We also want to thank everyone who contributed to our Bucket Collection which took place on 30th and 31st March. The amount raised was € 2309.48.

First Holy Communion
Children from St. Riaghan’s Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will receive their First Holy Communion in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties at 11 a.m. Mass on Saturday 28th April.

Important Notice
Headstones at the top of the New Graveyard have been badly damaged by a large vehicle. This has caused great distress to the families, whose loved ones are buried in these graves. We appeal to people not to attempt to drive to the top of the Graveyard in large commercial vehicles as there isn’t enough room between the graves. If you are having work done by ‘Headstone & Monument ‘companies please advise them that they are not to drive to the top of the Graveyard or across the grass at the lower end. Thank you very much for your understanding and co-operation in this matter.

Fundraising Walk
A Fundraising Walk around Loughcrillan in aid of Glenties Day Centre and Alzheimer’s Day will take place on Good Friday; leaving Day Centre at 11 a.m. All donations greatly appreciated. Everyone is welcome.

Times for Easter Services in Glenties
Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7.30 p.m. Adoration until 12.00 midnight. Good Friday – The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 3 p.m. “An Hour around the Cross” on Good Friday with Fr. Shane. will take place at 9 p.m. Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil Mass – 9 p.m. Candles will be provided for use during the Service of Light.

Edeninfagh
Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 9 p.m. Good Friday – The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 6 p.m. Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil Mass – 10.30 p.m. Candles will be provided for use during the Service of Light.

Trocaire
Please change small coins into €2 or €1 coins or bank notes and bring your Trocaire donation in the Special Trocaire envelope provides in your Sunday Envelope Box dated for Holy Thursday.

Charity Cycle and Run / Walk
A Charity Cycle and Run / Walk will take place on Easter Monday 9th April in aid of Aware and The National Breast Cancer Research Institute. It will include a 30 k or 60k cycle or a 5k Run / Walk. Registration is from 9.00 a.m. – 9.45a.m. Start time is 10 a.m. at the Comprehensive School. Entry fee is € 10 or € 5 for U 18s. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Highlands Hotel. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Mini Titanic Exhibition
The Senior Room Pupils in Edeninfagh National School have worked tirelessly over the past number of weeks to produce an impressive project on the “Titanic”. The Project will be displayed to the general public in Edeninfagh Hall on Sunday 15th April after Mass.

Fintown Festival
Fintown Festival takes place from Friday 1st June until Monday 4th June. Events will include – Leisure Cycle in association with Tír Chonaill GAP CC on Saturday 2nd at 10 a.m. – 30k & 60k; 5k Road Race at 3 p.m. On Sunday 3rd June there will be Marching Bands, Bonner / Cannon School of Dancing, Open Air Music Session, Vintage Tractor Run and Vintage Car Display. There will be more details later.

Scoil Mhuire
On Wednesday 28th of March, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties entered two teams into the Cumann Na mBunscoil indoor competitions in Letterkenny Aura Leisure Centre. The 4th and 5th class girls won the football, and the 4th and 5th class boys won the Hurling. While our girls were expected to do well, the achievement of the boys was incredible. With a minimum of coaching, they conceded no goals and went through the competition undefeated. Both teams will now go to Cookstown to represent Donegal in the Ulster Finals. Once again the young pupils of Scoil Mhuire have brought more success to both school and town

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 17th February 2012

The Late Mary Anne Mc Callig
The death took place in The Hillcrest Nursing Home, Letterkenny on Wednesday 1st February 2012 of Mary Anne Mc Callig, Edeninfagh, Glenties. Her Remains were brought to her home on Thursday and to The Church of The Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Saturday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast, Fr. Denis Quinn and Fr. Aodhan Cannon concelebrated RequiemMass. Members of the family did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought up the Gifts. Singing was by Breidin Gallagher accompanied by her son Darragh on Guitar. Burial took place in Edeninfagh Graveyard. Mary Anne was predeceased by her husband John some years ago. Her brother John also predeceased her. She is survived by three sons, John, James and Pat, two daughters, Eibhlín and Mary, one brother, Paddy Ward, Edeninfagh, grandchildren, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Thanks
Sincere thanks to Michael Boyle, Limelight, Glenties, for organising a very successful Fundraising ‘Country Night’ for the Little Angels School. He raised € 7,200, which was presented to Margaret Kennedy, Deputy Principal in the school. Thanks to all the acts who performed free on the night, the bus and taxi drivers who provided free transport, the walkers, those who gave donations and sponsorship and everyone who supported in any way.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 7th February 2012 were – Fiona Gallagher won the Jackpot of € 400. Maire Doyle, Anne Byrne, Ardara, Rosaleen Melly, Anthony, Doochary, Fiona Boyle, Peter Sweeney, Anne Quinn, Martin Mc Taggart and Ann Mc Hugh, Glengesh won € 100 each. James Gallagher, Patricia Whyte, Fidelma Burke, May Kennedy, Carmel Doherty, Nellie Maguire, Frosses, Ann Quinn and Rose Mc Groarty won € 50 each. Rosaleen Melly won € 40. Margo Gallagher, Hugo Gallagher, Bridget Bonner won € 35 each. Margaret Gallagher, F. Doherty, Bernadette Gallagher, Frosses, Christine Mc Cool and M.M. Mc Gettigan won € 25 each.

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

Glenties Community T.V. – Regarding Payments
The payment of the € 10 can be made to Martin Breslin, The Craft Gallery on Main Street, Glenties.

Naomh Conaill C.I.G. Presentation Night
A Hot Buffet and Dance will take place in the Highlands Hotel Glenties on Saturday 18th February at 8 p.m. Music is by ‘Derailed’. Tickets are € 20 and are available from the Paperstop, The Co-op and The Craft Gallery or contact Rosaleen Doherty on 087-6235023 or Owen Mc Geehan, Fintown on 2506653. Donegal County Manager, Jim Mc Guinness is the Special Guest.

Garda Retirements
Garda Gerry Corcoran will retire from the Garda Síochána after 38 years of dedicated service in the Donegal Division. To mark this achievement, join Gerry for celebratory drinks in Leo’s Bar, Glenties on February 17th February at 9 p.m.

Garda / Community Function
To mark the retirement and acknowledge the service of Sergeant Sean Mc Kenna, Ardara, Garda Martin Tonry, Clogher and Garda John Kilbane, Ardara a function will be held in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel, Ardara on Saturday 25th February. Doors open at 9 p.m.; donations at door. Everyone is welcome.

Mullantyboyle Bridge
Cllr Terence Slowey has been informed that under the Regional and Local Roads Allocations 2012 € 350,000 has been approved for the replacement of the MullantyboyleBridge. Cllr Slowey would like to thank Mr. Charles Hanlon who coordinated the petition with over 200 signatures and together with myself arranged the necessary meetings with the County Council. Cllr Slowey would also like to thank all who signed the petition and the people of Glenties in supporting him to get this project underway. We now look forward to the completion of this job and the walkers and all those who use this bridge availing of it again.

Cash for Clobber
Scoil Mhuire is having another ‘Cash for Clobber’ collection on Tuesday 28th February. We welcome all bags of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, belts, handbags, bed linen (no duvets) curtains, paired shoes etc… We would like to thank you for your support for our past collections and look forward to this one being another success.

Dancing At Lughnasa
Glenties Drama Group is in full swing with rehearsals for their upcoming production of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa in Glenties Community Centre on March 2nd, 3rd, 4th. 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.