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Glenties Notes 3rd September 2014

Well Done:
Well done to Jim and the Donegal Team who defeated Dublin in the All Ireland Semi- Final and to Declan and his Team who also defeated Dublin in the Minor match. Best wishes for the Final

Sheep Dog Trials:
Another very successful Sheepdog Trials was held in Glenties again this year. The organisers would like to thank all who participated, Judges and all who helped in any way. A special thanks to John McLoone for the use of his excellent field. Winners Saturday 16th August – Local – 1st – Gerry O’Dwyer, 2nd – Hughie Mooney, Doohill, 3rd – Hughie Mooney, Brackey; Farmers – 1st John Travers, Ballintra, 2nd – Seamus Doherty, 3rd – Patsy Sullivan, Donegal Town, 30 Mile Radius – 1st Hughie Mooney, Doohill, 2nd – Noel Mc Devitt, 3rd- Hughie Mooney, Brackey.
Sunday Winners 17th August Intermediate – 1st Lochainn Conn, 2nd Raymond Kee, 3rd – Tommy Long, 4th – Sammy Long. Open -1st Billy Mc Clean, 2nd – Sammy Long, 3rd -Wilton Gallagher, 4th – P.J. Gallagher, 5th – Sammy Long, 6th – Tommy Long.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Hugh Boyle, Caosan, Glenties, who died recently in Killybegs Hospital and was buried in Lettermacaward after funeral Mass in Glenties

Glenties Piano-thon:
A huge thank you goes out to everybody who helped to make “A Day for the Hospice” such a big success; to the students and parents who gathered sponsorship money and participated so well in keeping the Piano-thon going all day; to the business people of Glenties and Ardara and the Golf Club in Narin for your generous donations, either in money or prizes for the raffle, Johnny and Christine Boyle of the Highlands Hotel and their staff, who facilitated the event, Limavady Pianos for bringing and setting up the baby grand, Bernie for the beautiful flower arrangements and all of you who dropped in, either during the day or came to the wonderful concert in the evening. Thanks also to the MC for the evening, Rory Boyle and to the concert pianists, James, Orlaith, Stephen, Mark, Philip and Reece. With a couple of donations still to be given in, the total raised thus far is € 5557.

Bonner Cannon School of Irish Dance:
Irish Dance Classes will resume on Tuesday 2nd September in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties at 4 p.m. and advanced class at 5.30 p.m. Beginners are welcome.

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

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

Tai Chi:
Tai Chi is commencing on Wednesday 3rd September 8 p.m. -9.30 p.m.

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

Bowls:
Bowls is commencing from Monday 1st September 2014.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 26th August were – € 50 winners – Mary Gallagher, Anna Cannon, Bridie Doherty, Margaret Reilly, Anna Mc Keown, Dim Melly, Jim Mc Guinness, Jamsie Byrne, Anne Quinn, Brenda Reid, Mary Boyle, Ann Mc Keown, Margaret Reilly and Dim Melly; € 100 – Winners – Mary Kennedy, Mary Mc Gettigan, Jimmy Quinn, Margaret Gillespie, Mary Kennedy, Sally MC Guigan, Josie Martin, Willie Mc Neilis and Claire Keeney; € 150 – Winners – Sarah Gallagher and Charlie Mc Glynn.

Glenties Notes 13th August 2014

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Patricia O’Donnell, Tullyard and Caroline Breslin, Station Road, Glenties on the death in Letterkenny Hospital, of their father, Connie Hanlon, Madavagh Lettermacaward on Sunday 3rd August 2014; also to the other members of the family and all the relatives and friends.

Glenties Community Action Group:
“The Annual Glenties Harvest Fair Day takes place on Friday12th September and we are aware that many people want to see more traditional features at the Harvest Fair. We would like to bring back all crafts and displays of years gone by on the Fair Day and are making an effort to do so. If you are involved in any of these crafts, such as, basket making, wood turning, tinsmith, rope making, etc. we want to hear from you; alternatively if you know anyone involved in such traditional crafts and displays, we would appreciate having the names of such people passed on to us, so we can contact them. We are contactable through our Facebook page or email your suggestions to – richieq1701@hotmail.com; or contact the committee members – Brian Carr 087 – 9354012; Aileen Boyle 087 3941150; Richie Quigley 086 2222945; Philip Rogers 087 2620475”.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties were – € 25 winners – Carmel Fitzgerald, Anne Whyte, Kathleen Griffin and Mary Murray, € 50 winners – Inseult Sheehan, Rosaleen Melly, Brenda Reid, Mary Ward, Rosaleen Gallagher, Rose Mc Groarty, Emma Doherty and Rose Mc Fadden, € 60 winner – Loretta Doherty; €100 Winners – Patsy Ginty, Mary Murray, Mary Heeney, Liz Buckley, Bridie Kieman, Teresa Bonner, Ann McDyre, John McLoone, Bernadette Gallagher, Anne Whyte, Nellie Maguire, € 150 winners – Isobelle McLoone and Ann Marie Cunningham

Thanks:
Donegal Leprosy Fund in aid of The Foreign Missions would like to thank everyone who supported their Church Gate Collection on 2nd and 3rd August. The amount collected was € 473.97. All monies will go directly to the poor in Africa, and other parts, without expenses or costs.

Part time Cleaner:
A Part time Cleaner is wanted in St. Riaghan’s N. S., Drimnacrosh. Apply in writing to – The Principal, St Riaghan’s N.S., Drimnacrosh, Glenties.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night in The Community Centre at 9 p.m.

Snooker:
Snooker room is open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

CE Scheme:
There are still some places available on CE Scheme starting in September, Contact 0749557880 or 087 9695053 for more details. DSP criteria apply.

Sheep Dog Trials:
Sheep Dog trials takes place at Church Road, Glenties beside GAA field on Saturday 16th August at 4 p.m. and Sunday 17thAugust at 9 a.m.

Glenties Notes 7th August 2014

Naomh Conaill 5K:
The annual Naomh Conaill 5k Run / Walk takes place on Wednesday 13th August at 7 p.m. starting from the Clubhouse. Come out and support your local Club by running / walking or take along the buggy. Registration is from 6 p.m. There is ample parking and full changing / shower facilities. Tea and refreshments will be served immediately after the run / walk. A bouncy castle will also be on site to keep the smaller children entertained (weather permitting). Entry fee is € 8 for Adults and € 3 for under 16’s. All home-baking would be very much appreciated on the evening. Contact 086-8656312.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre Glenties on Tuesday 29th July were – €20 winners – Phyllis Gallagher, Breege Roarty and Patricia Molloy; € 25 winners – Brown Kid and Carmel Fitzgerald, €40 winner – Margaret Gillespie; € 50 – winners – Mary Kennedy, John Boyle, Martin McTaggart, Mary Doherty, Maureen Gildea, Claire Traynor, Liz Buckley, Rose McFadden, Mary Furey, Rose McFadden, Paula Hegarty, Adelle Dooley and Hugh Gallagher, €100 winners – Anne Mc Dyer, Marian Ward, Frankie Gallagher, Mary McMonagle, Mary Kennedy, Bella McGill, Eimear Doherty and Kathleen Griffin, €300 winner -Ann Byrne.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night in The Community Centre at 9 p.m.

Snooker:
Snooker room is open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

CE Scheme:
New CE scheme starts on 22nd September 2014, anyone willing to start contact 074 9557880 for more details. FAS criteria apply.

Sheep Dog Trials:
Sheep Dog trials takes place at Church Road, Glenties beside GAA field on Saturday 16th August at 4 p.m. and Sunday 17thAugust at 9 a.m.

Graveyard Mass in Edeninfagh:
Mass will be celebrated in Edeninfagh Graveyard next Sunday 10th August at 3.00 p.m.

Bus from Glenties to Knock Shrine:
Mc Geehan Coaches will operate a coach service for the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday 16th August. The Pilgrimage will be led by Most Rev. Philip Boyce, Bishop of Raphoe. .Mass at 3 p.m. with Anointing of the Sick and Special Blessing of the Sick during Mass. For more information, and to book a seat, please contact John Mc Geehan 087 254 4665.

Glenties Notes 31st July 2014

Glenties Playground Group:
Glenties Playground Group would like to Thank Everyone who supported their recent Church Gate Collection. The amount collected was € 563 .06. This money will go towards the cost of Insuring the Playground for the forthcoming year.

Sheep Dog Trials:
Sheep Dog trials takes place at Church Road, Glenties beside GAA field on Saturday 16th August at 4 p.m. and Sunday 17thAugust at 9 a.m.

CE Scheme:
New CE scheme starts on 22nd September 2014, anyone willing to start contact 074 9557880 for more details. FAS criteria apply.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night in The Community Centre at 9 p.m.

Snooker:
Snooker room at The Market Hall is open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Louise Boyle, daughter of Anne Boyle, The Rock, Glenties and Joe Glackin, Dungloe who were married in St. Connell’s Church Glenties on Friday 18th July 2014. The reception was held in The Blue Haven.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 22nd July were – € 25 winners – Mary McGill, Paula Hegarty, Bella Boyle, Mary McGettigan, Owenie Mc Menamin and Mary McGettigan. € 50 winners – Rose McFadden, Liz Buckley, Bella McGill, Kathleen Griffin, Bernadette McDevitt, Sarah McGlynn, Mrs. Byrne, Mary Furey, May Kennedy, Gabby Lolse, Vera Breslin, Sandra Moore, Breege Roarty, Patsy Martin, Anne Kennedy, Martin McTaggart and Norah Quinn. € 100 winners – Breid Gallagher, Mary Gazley, Kathleen Boyle, Breid Roarty, Patsy Martin and Rosaleen Melly. €150 Winners – Liz Buckley and Maggie Coyle Bonner.

Graveyard Mass in Edeninfagh:
Mass will be celebrated in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Sunday 10th August at 3.00 p.m.:

Glenties Notes 15th August 2013

Owenea F.M. Radio:
Owenea F.M. Radio wish to thank all our listeners, Sponsors and Management committee for your support for the radio.
Our last broadcast, for our current 30 day licence, will be this weekend at 12.00 midnight Saturday 17th. August on 100.8 F.M. We are applying for a 100 day licence and, if successful, we will be on air two days each week starting in the Autumn. We will keep you informed on our facebook page – Owenea F.M. and we intend to broadcast on line each weekend on www.donegalsounds.com.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Francie Mc Loone, Narin Road, Glenties and Anne Mc Dyre, Maas, Glenties on the death last week of their sister Mary Mc Loone, who was buried in the New Graveyard on Saturday 10th August 2013 after11 a.m. Mass celebrated by Fr. Gerard Cunningham C.C. Fintown; also to the other members of the family and all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mary Claire O’Donnell, The Co-op, Glenties and Clooney, Portnoo on the death of her brother, Fred, which took place recently; also to the other members of the family and all the relatives and friends.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 6th August were – € 25 Winners – Mary Greene, Patsy Browne, C Cunningham, Charlie McGlynn, Margaret Murray and Sally McHugh; € 35 Winners – C. Cunningham, Susan Gildea and Annie Boyle; € 50 Winners – C Ferry, Liz Buckley, Eileen Gallagher, Willie Mc Neilis, Sophie McGeehan, Liz Buckley, Winnie Long, Emmet Byrne, Maura Kilbane, Maureen Gildea and Jack Gallagher; € 100 Winners – Peter Greene, Moya Gallagher, Rose Boyle, Paula McGeehan and Gracie O’Hare; € 300 Winner – Paddy Gill.

Glenties Community Centre:
Glenties Community Centre 087 267 9321 – Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Snooker room will be open from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. every day. Positions are available on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C. E. Scheme commencing 26th September. For more information 087 969 5053. FÁS criteria apply.

Sheep Dog Trials:
Sheep Dog Trials will be held down the Church Road, beside the GAA field on Saturday 17th August at 4 p.m. and Sunday 18th August at 9 a.m.

Collection:
Co. Donegal Association of Parents and Friends of People with Intellectual Disability Ltd. will take up their Annual Church Gate Collection before all the Masses next weekend.

Donegal Pro-Life Church Gate Collection:
A Donegal Pro-Life Church Gate Collection will be held on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th August.

Knock:
The Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Shrine, Knock will take place on Saturday 17th August during the Annual Novena in honour of Our Lady of Knock. Mass will be celebrated in the Basilica at 3 p.m. by Most Rev. Philip Boyce, Bishop of Raphoe.

Patrick MacGill Summer School Literary Awards 2013:
Poetry

Junior Infants –

3rd – “The Best is the Bouncy Castle” Amanda Balama, Wood School, Ardara;
2nd “Swimming” Elle Gillespie, Meenagowan N.S., Lettermacaward;
1st “ Lego Men” Jack Lough, Gortnacart N.S. Ardara.

Senior Infants –

3rd “Eyes” Alicia Keyes, Meenagowan N.S., Lettermacaward;
2nd “Lego Heroes”- Adam Lough, Gortnacart N.S., Ardara;
1st “Milk and Cookies” Aoife Alsop, Wood School, Ardara

First Class –

3rd: “Match Day”- Alana Mc Neilis, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin
2nd: “A Big Surprise”Shay Ó Trávéir, Min Tine Dé N.S., Ardara
1st: “The Sun” Darragh Mc Hugh, Kilkenny N.S. Glenties;

Second Class –

3rd:‘Winter’ Aidan Mc Loone, Kilkenny N.S.
2nd ‘Sunny Day’ Odhrán Breslin, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties,
1st-Joint – ‘Daydream’- Charlie Bennett, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin & ‘The Leopard Cub’ Siubhán Ní Bhraonáin, Min Tine Dé N.S., Ardara;

Third Class –

3rd; “Ten things Found in a Farmer’s Pocket”- John Kennedy, Kilkenny N.S.
2nd- Joint “Darts” Nicole Breslin, St. Riaghan’s N.S. & “The Big Night” Callum Malone, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties,
1st “Sandy Feet” Jason Devenney, St. Mary’s N.S., Ardara

Fourth Class –

3rd – Joint “Water Splashing in Puddles” Sarah Morris, St. Safan’s N.S., Castlefin “The Moon” Oliver Long, Wood N.S., Ardara
2nd ‘Because I am a Cow’ Neil Francis Boyle, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties
1st ‘Bullying’ Lily Barrett Mc Hugh, Wood N.S., Ardara.

Fifth Class –

3rd: – Joint “Summer” Rachel Mc Loone, Kilkenny N.S. & ‘Lost on Holidays’ Conor Mc Crossan, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin.
2nd: – Joint “Starry Night” Cian O Donnell, St. Riaghan’s N.S & ‘Call of the Sea’ Lauren Furey, St. Riaghan’s N.S.
1st “Autumn” Jenna Breslin, Meentinadea N.S.

Sixth Class –

3rd – Joint “Rainbow” Saphron Long, Wood School & “Dreams” Sean Coughlan, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties,
2nd – Joint – ‘A Summer’s Walk’- Meabh Griffin, St. Riaghan’s N.S. &“Sandy Mile” Seoirse Toman, St. Mary’s N.S., Ardara
1st “Orphans” Laoise Ní Bhraonáin, Meentinadea N.S., Ardara.

Stories –

Junior Infants –

3rd “Monster in the Wardrobe” Toni Marie Mc Guinness, Kilkenny N.S., Glenties,
2nd “My Trip to Disneyland” Ellie May Gallagher, Edeninfagh N.S., Glenties,
1st “The Lost Caterpillar’ Ruth Mc Innes, St. Riaghan’s N.S., Glenties;

Senior Infants –

3rd “A Trip to the Theatre” Emma Mc Devitt, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties,
2nd “The Haunted Tower” Elijah Sangha, St. Riaghan’s N.S., Glenties,
1st“The Magic Car” Dervla Hegarty, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties,

First Class –

3rd “ My Adventure” Kelly Quinn, Edeninfagh N.S., Glenties,
2nd – Joint “Cliff Climbing” Cathal O Donnell, Kilkenny N.S. & ‘Dracula’ Eilis Boyle, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin,
1st“Elf, Rat and Princess” Leah Barrett Mc Hugh, Wood School, Ardara;

Second Class –

3rd – Joint “The Magic “Tree” Áine Mc Ging, Niall Mór N.S., Killybegs & “A Snowy Day” Emily Herron, Kilkenny N.S.
2nd “Being Old Can Be………” Lauren Mc Dyre, Meenagowan N.S.
1st “The Land of China” Will Mc Innes, St. Riaghan’s N.S., Glenties;

Third Class –

3rd – Joint “Brain Switch” Megan Doherty, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties & “A Week of my Life” Cillian Bonner, Meenagowan N.S.
2nd – Joint “A Tweet from Aliens” Kieran Barrett, St. Mary’s N.S., Ardara & ‘The Scarecrow’ Levente Takacs, Wood School, Ardara,
1st “I am the Worst Witch Ever” Niamh O ‘Donnell, Kilkenny N.S.

Fourth Class –

4th ‘The Easter Treasure’ Lee Mc Hugh, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin,
3rd – Joint ‘The Genie and the Gingerbread Man” Odhran Mc Callig, Edeninfagh N.S., Glenties & “Accused” Ciara Nic Geiteagáin, Doochary N.S.
2nd – Joint “The Deadman’s Swamp” Beth Gill, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties & “The Magical D.V.D” Emma Doherty, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties,
1st “Annie the Witch” Aodhán Gavigan, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties;

Fifth Class Stories –

3rd -Joint “The Farm Yard” James Gildea, St. Riaghan’s N.S. ‘The Rag Dolls Story’ Molly Byrne, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties; Joint
2nd “The Birthday Present’ Meallagh Kelly, St. Mary’s N.S., Ardara & “Rise and Shine” David Roog, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties;
1st:“A Grand Performance” Ronan Breslin, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties;

Sixth Class Stories –

4th “Lá sa Chathair” Jake Ward Mahony, Edeninfagh N.S.
3rd “An Gorta Mór” Aoife Nic Giteagáin, Doochary N.S. 2nd Joint “Lily Ragdoll” Mark O ‘Donnell, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties & ‘Moonlight’ Caoimhe O ‘Donnell, St. Riaghan’s N.S.
1st ‘The Last Day’ Leah Mc Innes, St. Riaghan’s N.S.

Secondary Schools – ‘

Moondance’ Zachary Gillespie, St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties;

Adult Poetry –

Highly Commended “ Back to Britain on the Mail Train” James O ‘Donnell, Dublin
3rd “Silent Feelings” Seamus Mc Crudden, Ballybofey;
2nd “The Cloister” Dick Carmody, Tralee,
1st ‘Postscript to Hopkin’s God’s Grandeur” Anna Colhoun, Donegal.

Glenties Notes 11th July 2013

The Late Maggie Bonner:
The death took place on Sunday 30th June 2013 in Brindley Manor Nursing Home, Convoy, of Maggie Bonner, Dry Arch, Straboy, Glenties. Her remains were brought to her home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church Glenties on Tuesday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by the Laughlin Sisters. Burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard. Maggie is survived by two daughters, Mary and Nan, two sons Nellie and John, grandchildren, great grandchildren, niece Mary Kate Byrne, all other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband Charlie died 13 years ago and her daughter Peggy two years ago. Three brothers, James, Colm and Paddy and two sisters, Kate and Annie also predeceased her. Maggie was 104 years of age on the 9th June; she was in good health, had great memory and was able to read without glasses.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Packie Boyle, and family, Derries, Glenties, on the death in England of Packie’s brother, John, which took place recently; also to his niece Marguerite Mc Loone, Main Street, Glenties and to all his relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Michael Glynn, Stranaglough, Glenties on the death recently in London of his aunt Kathleen O’Keefe, (nee Devenney) formerly of Loughcrillan, Glenties; also to all other relatives and friends.

“Biddy Devine” Fundraising Weekend:
The“ Biddy Devine” Fundraising Weekend in aid of the Kidney Dialysis Unit Letterkenny Hospital will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12th,13th,14th July in The Glen of Glenties; Friday 12th – Table Quiz in the Glen Tavern 9 p.m. ; Saturday13th – 10 k Fun Run / Walk – Depart Glen Tavern 12 noon ;Registration from10.30 a.m. Sponsor Cards Available. Children’s Fun Day 3 p.m. – 6 p.m; “Overs” Gaelic Match 7 p.m. “Overs” (fit or un-fit) Naomh Conaill V Gleann Fhinne in Davy Brennan Memorial Park at 7 p.m. Sunday14th – Honda 50 Run – Depart Glen Tavern 12.45 p.m.; Tractor Run – Depart Glen Tavern 2.30 p.m. For more information contact Frankie 087 918 6261or Mary 9551170…

Open Day:
An Open Day will take place at Church of Ireland, Glenties on Tuesday 30th July from 11 a.m. onwards with local Arts & Crafts and More. Tea / Coffee & Refreshments Served. Everyone is most welcome to come along during the day. Anyone wishing to exhibit would be very welcome. Please contact Brigid 087 927 6415; or Ella 087 674 4349.

Glenties Playgroup Summer Camps:
Glenties Community Playgroup Summer Camps – July 15th – 19th July 2013, are open to all children in Glenties and the surrounding area including children visiting the area. Time 10.30 – 2.00 p.m. 3 – 8 years – Disney Week, Prop Making, Mask Making, Drama, Sing A long, Cooking and Dress up Disney Disco; 6 – 12 Years – Taste of Summer Cooking with Breezie. For further information contact Bridie on 087 7570857 or 074 9551907.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 2nd July 2013 were – € 25 winners – Margaret Reilly, Mickey Herron, Rosaleen Gallagher, Nancy Dorrian, Maureen Gildea, Jean Shaw, Josie Gallagher and Paula Hegarty; .€ 35 winners – Diane Duffy, Annmarie Cunningham and Rosemarie Whelan; € 40 winner – Anne McHugh; € 50 winners – Christine McCool, Kathleen McGlynn, Daniel Sweeney, Nancy Dorrian, Anne Furey, Patricia White, Lisa Love, Mary Gough and Eileen Gallagher; €100 winners – Marian Ward, Breidín Houston, Shaun Maloney, Sally McGuigan, Maura francisbKilbane, Fiona Gallagher, Wendy Boyle and Mick Landers; € 300 winner – Marie Mooney.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every Line € 50; every house € 100; Jackpot if not won will be € 7300 on 16/07/2013. If not won on the night € 300 will be paid out. Inhouse draws.

Faith Healer Michael Curran will be in the Glenties Community Centre every Monday night from 7-10 p.m.

A position is available on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C. E. scheme. For more information ring 0879695053

Sheep Dog Trials:
Sheepdog Trials will take place on the Church Road Glenties (beside GAA pitch) on Saturday 17th August at 4 p.m & Sunday 18th August at 9 a.m.

Glenties Notes 5th September 2012

New Arrival:
Congratulations to Tracy and Frankie Devine, Mully, Glenties on the birth recently, of their first child, a baby girl

Sheep Dog Trials:
Sheep dog Trials were held in Glenties on 25th and 26th August 2012. 27 sheepdogs took part on Saturday evening with Patsy Sullivan winning the Farmers Class and Gerry O’Dwyer winning the 30 mile radius competition. On Sunday there were 61 sheepdogs taking part with Raymond Kee winning the Intermediate and James McGee winning the Open. Sheepdog Trials have not taken place in Glenties for over 35 years and it was great to see such a large turnout. The Trials this year were organised by Gerry O’Dwyer and Hughie Mooney and aided by some of their friends. Many thanks are due to John McLoone who kindly donated the use of the field. Thanks are also due to everyone who helped out on the dates and on previous days getting the field ready etc. and to the business people of both Glenties and Ardara who sponsored prizes for the draw. This will be an annual event, getting bigger year by year.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 28th August were – John Mc Loone won the Jackpot of € 300; Evelyn Boyle, Maura Kilbane, Margaret Gillespie, Teresa Mc Kelvey, Margaret Gillespie, Dim Melly, Teresa Breslin, Bella Mc Gill and Mary Gavigan won € 100 each; Patsy Browne, Dungloe won € 60; Carmel Doherty, Mary Kennedy, Margaret Mc Brearty, John O’ Donnell, Bid Fletcher, M. Doherty, Hugo Mc Dyer, Philomena Mc Cailig and James Gallagher won € 50 each; Ann Mc Hugh, Emer Doherty and Claire Keeney won€ 35 each; Bernadette Gallagher and Leticia Doherty won € 25 each.

Naomh Conaill:
Following the wonderful performance of our county team in the semi-final, we find ourselves in the wonderful position of planning for the All-Ireland Final at the end of September. One of the main tasks of the club over the next few weeks will be in acquiring and distributing tickets. The demand for tickets will exceed our allocation. This will mean that many will be disappointed. The club will initially allocate tickets to full members who apply. If surplus tickets are available these will be allocated by a committee to those active within the club. Any person wishing to apply for a ticket must attend the Clubhouse next Friday night – 7th September from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. When applying for a ticket each person must apply individually. Juveniles applying must be accompanied by a full member. Anybody wishing to confirm whether they are full members should contact the club registrar David Kelch on  087 922 0494. The club would ask all persons wishing to attend the game to also attempt to source tickets independently as this will reduce pressure on our own allocation.

Glenties Notes 23rd August 2012

Bonner / Quinn Wedding:
Neil Bonner and Nicola Quinn were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 4th August 2012. Fr. Pat Prendergast officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Neil is a son of Teresa and the late Neilie Bonner, Ard Patrick, Glenties and Nicola is a daughter of James and Rosaleen Quinn, Summy, Portnoo. Her father gave the bride away and her sister Lisa Quinn, her cousin, Yvonne Quinn and friend Fidelma Toland attended her. Michael Bonner, brother of the groom was bestman. Another brother John and a friend, Cathal Boyle were groomsmen. Megan Quinn Bonner was flowergirl and Noah Quinn Bonner was a pageboy. Megan also read a Blessing for her Mum and Dad after the marriage ceremony. Readings were by Glenn Quinn, brother of the bride and Finola Quinn, sister of the groom. John Campbell, Stephanie Brennan, Katrina Bonner, Ciara O’Donnell and Danielle Boyle read Prayers of the Faithful. Rosaleen Quinn and Teresa Bonner, mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Deirdre Doherty. The reception was held in The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny and the honeymoon was spent in Spain.

The Late Eddie Mc Guigan:
The death took place in the early hours of Monday 6th August 2012 of Eddie Mc Guigan, Daraghan, Glenties. His Remains were brought to St. Colmcille’s Church, Fintown on Wednesday 8th for Requiem Mass at 12 noon, which was celebrated by Fr. Gerard Cunningham. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Burial took place in the adjoining Graveyard. Eddie is survived by his wife Kitty, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Eimear O’ Donnell, Mill Road and Imelda Doherty, Narin Road, Glenties on the death of their aunt, Bridget Mc Elhinney, Doochary, which took place recently.

Harvest Fair Festival:
The Harvest Fair Festival tales place from 7th – 12th September.

Thanks:
Joe and Anne Craig would like to thank everybody who helped with the Bucket Collection and on the morning of the Annie Behan Memorial Walk / Run in aid of The Donegal Hospice. The amount raised was € 3,030.

Glenties Museum and Heritage Centre:
The Tourist Office is now open at the Museum; all local tourist providers, e.g. B & Bs, Hotels, Self-Catering, Sports and Recreational providers are asked to leave supplies of their brochures in the Museum, which is open daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Glenties Sheep Dog Trials:
Sheep Dog Trials will be held down the Church Road Glenties beside the GAA field this Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of August 2012. There will be a car boot sale on the 26th August. Ring 074 9557880 (10am to 2pm) or 087 2679321. For more information email glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties community centre every Tuesday night at 9 p. m.. Every line €50; every house €100; if not won Snowball Jackpot €2600 on Tuesday 21st August on 45 numbers; if not won €300 paid out. Inhouse draws.

Snooker every night from 6 p.m. except Tuesday. Any enquires contact 087 2679321.

Zumba in the Glenties Community Centre every Wednesday night from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Weight Watchers in the Glenties Community Centre every Thursday evening from 6 p.m.

Anyone wishing to book the Community Centre please ring 087 2679321.

Community Employment Scheme:
A Community Employment Scheme will be commencing in the Glenties area on the 24th September 2012. Anyone interested please contact 0879695053 or email glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 14th August were – Annie Gallagher won the Jackpot of € 300; Kathleen Griffin, Sara Mc Glynn, Ann Breslin, Margo Gallagher, Sally Mc Guigan, Majella Boyle and Joan Rodgers won € 100 each; Charles Mc Carron won € 60; Philomena Mc Callig, Kathleen Griffin, Louise Breslin, Sally Mc Hugh, Mary Bonner, Leticia Gallagher, Eileen Gallagher, Teresa Mc Kelvey, Fintown, Joan Rodgers, Nadine Furey. Susan Gildea, Annie Deane, Kilcar, Mary Boyle, Burtonport, James Deane and Cissie Meehan won € 50 each; Sahra Mc Ginty, Bella Boyle and Mary Mc Brearty won € 20 each.

Fund-raising Album launch of Laughlin Sisters:
“Sara and Jennifer Laughlin will launch their first album on Saturday 25th August in the Highland’s Hotel, Glenties at 8.30 p.m. This album will be launched on an evening of music and dance with many surprise guests appearing on the night. There will be a unique, once in a lifetime opportunity on the night to earn yourself a run in a WRC Subaru S12B, driven by Declan Boyle (on a test day). All proceeds from the night and the album will go to the Oncology Unit in Letterkenny General Hospital. This C.D. will act as our token of appreciation and thanks to the dedicated staff there, who have dedicated themselves to the care of patients suffering along the turbulent road which cancer brings to the lives of many of us, our families and friends. Come along and enjoy a fantastic night’s entertainment while supporting a very worthy cause. You will most certainly not be disappointed and hopefully go away from the night a little more uplifted by the power of music and of course rallying. ”

Caretaker Needed:
Community Employment Scheme is looking for a Caretaker for the Glenties Community Centre. 19 1/2 hours work per week. Hours agreed with committee. Fás criteria apply.

Naomh Conaill 5K:
On Tuesday August 28th at 7 p.m. Naomh Conaill will host their inaugural 5 K Road Race Fun Run / Walk. The starting point is at the Naomh Conaill clubhouse and registration is from 6 p.m. There is ample car parking at the grounds and full changing / shower facilities available. Tea / refreshments will be provided after the run. Entry is € 7 for adults; under16s are free. A BouncyCastle will also be on site so come along and enjoy the evening.

Glenties Notes 16th August 2012

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Matt Mannering, Gortlosk, Kilraine, Glenties, who died on Saturday 4th August 2012.

Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife, Kitty, relatives and friends of Eddie Mc Guigan, Daraghan, Glenties, who died on Monday 6th August 2012.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife, family, relatives and friends of Richard Hanlon, Tullyard, Glenties, who died in Letterkenny Hospital on Tuesday 7th August 2012.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the Byrne family on the death of Mary Byrne, Maas, which took place last Saturday 11th August 2012; also to all the relatives and friends.

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Carol Gallagher, Buncrubog, Glenties and Brendan Mc Cann, Sligo who were married in Glenties on Saturday last.

Church Gate Collection:
The Church Gate Collection taken up recently for The Foreign Missions amounted to € 552.31. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the collection

Fund-raising Album launch of Laughlin Sisters:
“Sara and Jennifer Laughlin will launch their first album on Saturday 25th August in the Highland’s Hotel, Glenties at 8.30 p.m. This album will be launched on an evening of music and dance with many surprise guests appearing on the night. There will be a unique, once in a lifetime opportunity on the night to earn yourself a run in a WRC Subaru S12B, driven by Declan Boyle (on a test day). All proceeds from the night and the album will go to the Oncology Unit in Letterkenny General Hospital. This C.D. will act as our token of appreciation and thanks to the dedicated staff there, who have dedicated themselves to the care of patients suffering along the turbulent road which cancer brings to the lives of many of us, our families and friends. Come along and enjoy a fantastic night’s entertainment while supporting a very worthy cause. You will most certainly not be disappointed and hopefully go away from the night a little more uplifted by the power of music and of course rallying. ”

Secretary Needed:
Naomh Conaill Ladies are looking for a Secretary for their Committee; if you are interested please contact Shauna at 087 7086567; this is a voluntary position.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 9th August were – Annie Gallagher won the Jackpot of € 300; Shaun Maloney, Kathleen Griffin, Mary Furey, Bella Boyle, Mary Gaisley, Eimear Doherty, Vera Breslin, Darragh Doherty, Stranaglough, Nancy Dorrian, Mary Gallagher, Ardaghey and Carmel Doherty won € 100 each. Margo Gallagher, Margaret Gallagher, Anita Stain, Swindon, Anna Mc Dyre, Mae Kennedy, Kathleen Mc Glynn, Mary Byrne, Anne Kennedy, Dungloe and Brenda Byrne, Dunkineely won € 50 each. Mrs. Monaghan won € 40.

Glenties Sheep Dog Trials:
Sheep Dog Trials will be held down the Church Road Glenties beside the GAA field on the 25th and 26th of August 2012. There will be a car boot sale on the 26th August. Ring 074 9557880 (10am to 2pm) or 087 2679321. For more information email glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties community centre every Tuesday night at 9 p. m.. Every line €50; every house €100; if not won Snowball Jackpot €2600 on Tuesday 21st August on 45 numbers; if not won €300 paid out. Inhouse draws.

Snooker every night from 6 p.m. except Tuesday. Any enquires contact 087 2679321.

Zumba in the Glenties Community Centre every Wednesday night from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Weight Watchers in the Glenties Community Centre every Thursday evening from 6 p.m.

Anyone wishing to book the Community Centre please ring 087 2679321.

Community Employment Scheme:
A Community Employment Scheme will be commencing in the Glenties area on the 24th September 2012. Anyone interested please contact 0879695053 or email glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie.

Glenties Notes 9th August 2012

Mc Hugh / Mc Kay Wedding:
Congratulations and best wishes to Dervla Mc Hugh and James Mc Kay who were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 28th July 2012. Dervla is a daughter of Dermot and Nora Mc Hugh, Kilraine, Glenties and James is a son of Jim and Patricia Mc Kay, Ballinahinch, Co. Down. Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. Vincent Mc Kay (uncle of the groom) officiated and concelebrated Nuptial Mass. Her father gave the bride away and her sisters Lorraine and Andrea along with friends Elenor Cape and Áine Furey were bridesmaids; her niece Chloe Mc Nelis was junior bridesmaid. Liam Mc Kay, brother of the groom was bestman. Alex Barton, Ollie Durman and Mark Higgins were groomsmen. The bride’s niece Yanna Mc Hugh was flowergirl and the groom’s nephew Eoin Mc Cullagh was pageboy. Readings were by Leah Mc Nelis, sister of the bride and Treasa Mc Kay sister of the groom. Stephen Mc Hugh, brother of the bride, Bernie Keeney, aunt, Deirdre O’ Donnell and Denise Boyle, friends and Emma and Sinead Mc Kay sisters of the groom, read Prayers of the Faithful. Nora Mc Hugh and Patricia Mc Kay, mothers of the bride and groom, brought the Gifts to the Altar. Singing was by Megan Kenny. The reception was held in the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey and the honeymoon is being spent in Sorrento, Italy.

New Arrivals:
Congratulations to Isobel and Declan Bonner, Glen Road, Glenties on the birth of their second child a baby sister (Alisha) for Áine.

Congratulations to Janet and Patrick Mc Gill Meenalargan, Glenties, on the birth of their first child, a baby boy (Daithí).

“New”&“Nearly New” Baby & Toddler Market”
A “New”&“Nearly New” Baby & Toddler Market” will take place in the Highlands Hotel on Sunday 12th August from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. This is a great opportunity for parents to recycle no longer needed clothes, prams, cots, etc., and also a good place to pick up a bargain. There will also be face painting and a “pop up” photography studio on the day.

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Neil Bonner, Ard Patrick, Glenties and Nicola Quinn, Naomh Conal Close who were married in Glenties on Saturday last 4th August 2012.

Bingo:
The winners at the Big Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 31st July were – Mary Mc Gill, Ardara won the Jackpot of € 2000; Margo Gallagher, Margaret Gallagher, Siobhan Gallagher, Mary Mc Cready, Mae Kennedy, Marian Ward, Fintan Ó Dochartaigh, Anne Furey and Ann Brady won € 300; Jackie Doherty and Roisin Bonner won € 150 each; Carmel Mc Hugh, Pauline Murray, Andy Duffy, Annie Boyle, Majella Boyle, Mary Mc Cready, Breege Mc Gill and Nellie Doherty won € 100 each; Bernie Fitzpatrick, John Rogers, Waterford, Margaret Gillespie, Mary Whelan, Bridie Boyle and Mary Mc Gee won € 50 each.

Collection:
Co. Donegal Parents and Friends of People with Intellectual Disability Ltd. will take up their Annual Church Gate Collection before all the Masses next weekend.

Community Employment Scheme:
A Community Employment Scheme will be commencing in the Glenties area on the 24th September 2012. Anyone interested please contact 0879695053 or email glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie.

Sheep Dog Trials:
Sheep Dog Trials will be held down the Church Road Glenties beside the GAA field on the 25th and 26th of August 2012. This will also be a family fun weekend with stalls, car booters, bouncy castles etc… Booking for stalls will be essential; ring 074 9557880 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) or 087 9695053. For more information email glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line € 50, every house € 100. If not won Snowball Jackpot – €2500 on Tuesday 14th August on 45 numbers if not won €300 paid out. Inhouse draws.
Snooker every night from 6 p.m. except Tuesday. Any enquires contact 0872679321.
Zumba in the Glenties Community Centre every Wednesday night from 7 p.m.- 8 pm
Weight Watchers in the Glenties Community Centre every Thursday evening from 6pm.
Anyone wishing to book the Community Centre please ring 0872679321.