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Glenties Notes 12th February 2015

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, friends and relatives of Hugh Mc Devitt, Largnalarkin, who died recently and was buried after Requiem Mass in St. Colmcille’s Church, Fintown in the adjoining Graveyard.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Hugh Kennedy, Letterilly, Glenties on the death recently in England of his brother, Danny; also to Danny’s family and all other relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Cliova Baskin, St. Conal’s Close, Tullyard Road, Glenties and Stanley and Donna Baskin, Drimnacrosh, Glenties on the death of their uncle, Andy Baskin, Castled erg, which took place at the weekend in Altagevlin Hospital.

Valentine’s Night:
A Gala Dinner & Dance will be held in the Highlands Hotel on Saturday 14th February. Dinner will be served at 8 p.m. sharp. Music is by Street Life. Tickets are € 35. Champagne Reception at 7.30 p.m. on arrival. Proceeds are in aid of Glenties Day Care Centre.

Glenties Day Centre:
We would like to invite new members to join us at the Glenties Day Care Centre. The Centre is a social Centre for the elderly in Glenties and surrounding area, opened three days a week, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We provide a good social environment, an opportunity to make new friends and catch up with neighbours. Transport is available, but members may use their own mode of transport, as the Centre is flexible. For further information call Fiona on 9551766.

Congratulations to Coleen Mc Dyre, daughter of Hugh Brendan and Rose, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties and Garda Noel Gavaghan, from Charlestown, Co. Mayo, who got engaged recently.

Glenties Community Action Group
Glenties Community Action Group will hold its AGM in the Market Hall on Monday 16th February at 8p.m. This is an important meeting, a chance for new faces to have their say and an input into how we can make Glenties a better place. There will be suggestion boxes in the Co-op, The Paper Stop and the Post Office where you can drop in your ideas or thoughts or you can leave suggestions on the Facebook page or email

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

Shop & Share:
Message from Maria Rafferty – ‘Shop & Share, Main Street, Glenties supports a Street Children Centre in Jimma called Semaria. We pay the rent; provide food and shelter, clothing and wages, for the workers who care for the children. Before Christmas our children were forced to move from the house they were renting and could only find alternative accommodation in a bigger more expensive one. However thanks to the generosity of the people of Glenties & Edeninfagh Parish, and our other supporters, we were able to find the money required for a half year’s rent. The Christmas story saw Mary and Joseph unable to find a place, so how apt is it that our Crib money this year provided a home for very underprivileged street children. Heartfelt gratitude and prayers flow continuously to us from Ethiopia. Please continue this valuable support and come visit us in the shop’ From Maria and the Team.

Kilkenny N.S. Glenties:
Enrolment Forms for September 2015 are available at the school. Tel 9544270

Mad MarchHareMountain Bike Event:
Tír Chonaill GAP Cycling Club is pleased to announce that on Sunday 1st March the Mad March Hare Mountain Bike Event makes its welcome return to the hills of Glenties!! The participants have to ride down the steps beside the Garda station in Glenties to start this event in style. The pace will then be controlled up the Glen of Glenties road for three and a half miles. From this point they’re on their own as they turn off the road and start climbing the mountain, a climb sure to make the riders glad when they have reached the top. But there’s no time to relax as they start the first bit of the descent. For the next two miles the riders will have to cross narrow wooden bridges, boardwalk, muddy holes if they can find them, even bigger muddy holes without looking for them, more boardwalk and a final descent guaranteed to put a grin on anyone’s face, if they can hang on. Participants can either do one or two laps, finishing down the steps at the Garda station. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Entry is open to everyone over the age of 14 years with their own bike. If you don’t want to participate come and watch, or maybe help out with marshalling. Registration is at 12.00 noon at Glenties Community Centre. The excitement is Mount`n! For more information contact Hugh McMahon on (087) 2892562.

Glenties Notes 9th February 2012

Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 31st January were – John Mc Loone and Anne Davison won € 200 each. Maura Kilbane, Anne Furey, Denise Campbell, Bridget Mc Cabe, Frosses, Bridget Mc Cabe, Frosses, Brenda Reid, Sarah Mc Glynn and L. Doherty won € 100 each. Bridie Boyle, John O’ Donnell, Norah Gallagher, Eileen Maguire, Mary Ward, Fidelma Burke, Annie Deane, Rose Mc Fadden, Paddy Mc Gill, Nan Doherty and B. Fitzpatrick won € 50 each. Emily Thompson won € 40. Paddy Moore, Anne White, Bernadette Gallagher, John O’ Donnell, Teresa Molloy and Shaun Maloney won € 25 each.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Joe Boyle formerly of Glen Road, Glenties who died recently in Canada. Joe was a brother of the late Eugene Boyle, Glen Road.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family and all the relatives and friends of Charlie Deacy, Quay Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo, who died on Thursday 26th January 2012 in CastlebarHospital. Charlie came to Glenties as an Inspector in 1973. He was promoted to Superintendent in 1980 and was transferred to Letterkenny. He returned to Glenties as permanent Superintendent in 1981 where he remained until 1988, when he was transferred to Ballina. He lived on the Ardara Road, Glenties before he built his new home on the Glen Road. He is survived by his wife Maura, three daughters, Evelyn Caroline and Regina and one son, Cathal.

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

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 in the Paperstop, The Co-op and The Craft Gallery.

Volunteers Wanted
The Glenties Community Action Group is looking for volunteers to help organise events in the town, i.e. St Patrick’s Day Parade, Music Festival etc. Please contact Carmel on 087 9307423.

Collection – Thanks
The Bluestack Special Needs Foundation Church Gate Collection, taken up recently, amounted to € 565 in Glenties and € 110 in Edeninfagh. Thank You to everyone who made a contribution.

Chiropody Clinic
There will be chiropody clinic in the Glenties Day Centre on Monday 13th February. Ring Margaret on 087 1417180 for appointment.

Zumba Fitness Classes in Glenties
Every Tuesday Morning at 10.45 a.m. & Every Wednesday Evening at 7 p.m. in the Community Centre, Glenties. Zumba exercises include music with fast and slow rhythms. The music comes from dance styles including cumbia, salsa, merengue, mambo, flamenco, chachacha & reggaeton. You don’t need a partner or to be a good dancer to Zumba, just follow my simple moves & before you know it, you’ll be getting a great cardio workout in a fun party atmosphere!! Wear runners, comfortable clothes & bring a bottle of water. Dance breakdowns during every class so you can join in at your own pace. Enquiries to; Bridget on 087 913 0558 or on Facebook: Zumbardara.

Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion
The Parish based Programme for First Holy Communion called – “Do This in Memory” will continue Next Sunday – 12th February at 11 a.m. Mass.

Kilkenny National School
Enrolment Forms for the School Year 2012 / 2013 are available at the school now. Telephone 9544270.

St. Riaghan’s N. S. Drimnacrosh
Enrolment Forms are available from the School Office from Monday 6th February until Monday 13th February. Children will be invited to experience School Life at a later date in June.

Scoil Mhuire
Enrolment Day for Scoil Mhuire takes place on Friday 10th February between 1.30 p.m. and 3 .00 p.m. You may bring your child to see his / her new classroom and perhaps meet a few new friends.

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

Special Olympics
Special Olympics will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February. Special Olympics rely on this collection to help them raise the necessary funds to continue their work with existing athletes.

Art Classes
Johnny Boyle Art Classes have begun again in the Highlands Hotel on Tuesday Nights at 8.00 p.m.

Marie Keating Information Bus Cancellation
Unfortunately the Marie Keating Cancer Information Mobile Unit will NOT be in Ardara on 14th February.