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Glenties Notes 25th July 2013

The Late Fr. John Mc Loone:
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Wednesday 17th July 2013 of Fr. John Mc Loone P.P. Frosses. His Remains were brought to the Parochial House, Frosses on Thursday evening and to the Church on Friday evening. Burial took place in the Church grounds after Requiem Mass at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning. A native of Glenties Fr. John was ordained in St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny in 1967. He served as a Curate in Tory Island from July 1967 – September 1968, in St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny from September 1968 – June 1982, in Clar from June 1982 – December 1988. He was Parish Priest in Frosses from January 1989. He is survived by two sisters, Sr. Anne Mc Loone, Ballybofey and Bried Boyle, Mullaghdubh, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended; sincere sympathy also to his loyal housekeeper. Irene Higgins. His sister Maura Mc Bride and brother Michael predeceased him.

Graveyard Masses:
Mass will be celebrated in Kilraine Graveyard this Thursday 25th July at 7.00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Sunday 11th August at 3.00 p.m.

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.

Naomh Conaill 5K:
The Naomh Conaill 5k Run / Walk takes place on Friday 9th August at 7 p.m. starting from the Clubhouse. Come out and support your local Club by running / walking or take along the buggy. Small kids are welcome to take their bikes to cycle along with a walker. 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 children busy. Entry fee is € 8 for Adults and € 3 for under 16’s.

Church Gate Collection:
The Donegal Hospice Church Gate Collection, taken up recently in Edeninfagh, amounted to € 128.09. Many Thanks for your contributions.

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 Jackpot will be €7500 on 45 numbers or less. If not won on the night € 300 will be paid out; in house draws. Faith Healer Michael Curran will be in the Glenties Community Centre every Monday night from 7-9 p.m. Snooker room is open from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. every day. Anyone who would like to book the Community Centre ring 087 2679321.
Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C. E. Scheme is recruiting new participants for their scheme which will commence on 26/09/2013. Any one interested should email or ring 087 9695053. Fas criteria apply.

Simon Community Church Gate Collection:
North West Simon Community Church Gate Collection will be taken up next weekend. North West Simon Community works to prevent homelessness throughout County Donegal.

Donegal Hospice Church Gate Collection:
The Church Gate Collection taken up recently in aid of Donegal Hospice amounted to € 581.91. Many thanks for your contributions.

Water Safety Weeks at Narin / Portnoo:
Irish Water Safety Weeks 2013 ~ this year there will be two Water Safety Swim Weeks held in Narin – Portnoo. The dates are 29th July to 2nd August and 5th to 9th August. Swim Classes will take place at Narin Strand, and Water Safety Classes will be held off the Pier in Portnoo. Everyone is welcome for what is always a great experience of sea swimming, with excellent instructors, and good opportunity for young people to work for another Water Safety Badge. Registration will take place on Monday 29th at 10 a.m. at the beach and all information about times of classes etc. will be given then.

Glenties Notes 16th November 2011

The Late Packie Mc Dyer
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Monday 7th November 2011 of Packie Mc Dyer, Derries, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his son James’s home on Glen Road on Tuesday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday morning. Fr. Shane Gallagher celebrated Requiem Mass at 11 a.m. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing were by Kevin Herron, Anne Mc Dwyer and Breidín Boyle. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Packie is survived by his wife, Annie, daughter Rosaleen, sons, Thomas, Conal, James and John, sisters Nan Harkin and Barbara Breslin, brother James, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His brother Thomas J. predeceased him in August of this year, his sister Sally in September 2009 and a baby brother died in infancy.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 8th November were – Mary Gallagher, Portnoo won the Jackpot of € 400. Mary Furey, Mary Mc Gill, Hugh Gallagher, Mary Boyle, Burtonport, May Kennedy, Kilraine, Norah Gallagher, and M. Gillespie won € 100 each. Sadie Sweeney, Nancy Mc Gill, Margaret Melly, Maggie O’ Donnell, Margo Gallagher, Mary Ellen Bonner, Katie O’ Hara, Paula Hegarty, Fiona Gallagher, Mairead Gallagher, Killybegs, Isobel Mc Loone, Charlie Mc Carron, Dungloe, John O’ Donnell, Cathy Connell and Rose Mc Groarty won € 50 each. Paddy Campbell won € 35. Sinead Sweeney and Eileen Langan won € 25 each. Margaret Gallagher, Ardara, Teresa Molloy and Mairead Gallagher, Killybegs won € 20 each.

Big Bingo
There will be a Big Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 6th December 2011. Games 1 to 5 – Lines € 100, Full Panel – € 300, Game 6 – Line – € 100 and Full Panel – € 2000 Jackpot. Games 7 to 11 – Line € 100 and Full Panel € 300. Price of Books including Jackpot sheet is – Single € 25, Double – € 40. Extra Jackpot sheet costs € 5. Doors will open at 7.30 p.m.

Thank You
A Big Thank You to everyone who donated to the sponsored Free- Fall Parachute Jump in aid of Donegal Mountain Rescue and MS Society. € 700 was donated. Thank you all again from Paul Dawson.

Congratulations to Ciaran Boyle who recently graduated from G M I T Galway with a B.Sc. Honours Degree in Construction Management. Ciaran is a son of Hugh and Mary Ita Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties.

Congratulations to Brian Quinn who also graduated from G M I T with a B.Eng. Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Brian is a son of Bernie and Carmel Quinn, Kilkenny, Glenties.

Church Gate Collection
The Church Gate Collection taken up recently in aid of The Simon Community amounted to € 677.73. Thank you to everyone who contributed so generously to the collection.

Scrap Saturday – Scrap Metal Collection
A collection of scrap metal will take place at the Naomh Conaill GAA Grounds on Saturday 19th November. You can bring along your scrap, or to have scrap collected, please contact 087 6483685.

Fintown Harps A.F.C.
The recent Church Gate Collection amounted € 711.25. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the local community team.

Fintown Harps have organised a Draw for five Christmas Hampers. The Draw will take place on 11th December in Teach Jimí. Lines are € 2 for one line or € 5 for three lines and are available from any committee member.

‘Naíonra Baile na Finne’
Naíonra Baile na Finne will hold a Table Quiz in the Railway Bar, Fintown on Friday 18th November at 8.30 p.m. € 5 per person. Everyone is welcome. Spot Prizes.

Old Mobile Phones
If you have any old mobile phones lying about the house please leave them in Costcutters, Glenties or contact Kathleen at 087 6347972.

Fundraising Dance
Edeninfagh N.S. Fundraising Dance is on tomorrow night Friday 18th November in The Limelight, Glenties. Doors will open at 9.30 p.m. Music is by De-railed, Shaun Mc Monagle, B & J Sounds, Dara, Rockhill Ramblers, Purple Fall & Turbulent Eddy. Admission is € 10. Door Prizes and spot Prizes.

World Remembrance Day for Victims of Road Traffic Accidents
The 11 a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church Glenties next Sunday 20th November will be celebrated for the intentions of road traffic accident victims. The names of everyone who has died on the roads at home or abroad will be read out at the beginning of the Mass on that day. Relatives and friends of the deceased are invited to attend. Members of the emergency services are also invited i.e. Fire Brigade, Ambulance and An Garda Síochána together with the Road Safety Officer attached to Donegal County Council. The contact numbers for those who would like to have someone remembered at the Mass are – Anne 086- 2436849 and Rose – 087-2919830 or email