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Glenties Notes 24th February 2017

Message from the McDyer Family
We are holding a ‘Remembrance of Martin’ Fundraising Coffee Evening to raise funds for The Donegal Hospice in our home at Meenahalla immediately after Martin’s 3rd Anniversary Mass which takes place in St Connell’s Church at 7:30p.m. on Friday 24th February.  Everyone most welcome.

Mary’s Meals
Mary’s Meals will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend.

Church of Ireland Fundraising Dance
It’s almost time folks! Get your dancing shoes on and join us for a brilliant night of dancing and craic in Elliot’s Lounge, Lettermacaward  on Saturday 25th February at 9p.m.  All proceeds in aid of the Church of Ireland, Lettermacaward.  Music on the night by B & J Sound with prizes for the best jivers and dancers.  Usual Door Prize with Mega Raffle so come along and bring your friends.  Everyone welcome!

Get Fit During Lent
The Bayview Hotel and Leisure Centre has an amazing offer for anyone aspiring to ‘Get Fit’ during Lent.  €40 for 40 days membership of the Leisure Centre – available on 1st March only.  Call 074 9732567 for more details.

Údarás na Gaeltachta Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta
Tá Údarás na Gaeltachta ag tairiscint Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta i réimse leathan ceirdeanna gur fiú níos mó ná €2000 an ceann iad d’iarrthóirí le cáiliocht mar cheardaí a bhaint amach.  Is d’iarrthóirí Gaeltachta le Gaeilge líofa na scoláireachtaí seo.  Tuilleadh eolais agus foirm iarratais ar fáil ach glaoch ar: 091 503139 nó 091 503121 nó suíomh idirlín an Údaráis.  Ní mór foirm iarratais a bheith ar ais roimh 03/03/2017.

Paul Dawson’s MS Fundraising
A Pub Quiz will take place in the Glen Tavern, Glenties on Friday 3rd March at 9p.m.  Teams of 4 – €5 per person.  Prize for the ‘smartest’ team! Lots of raffle prizes also.  All proceeds going towards Paul’s fundraising campaign.  So get your brains in gear and come along and prove how smart you really are!

A reminder also that the Car Boot Sale takes place at the Dolmen Centre from 2p.m to 4p.m. on Saturday 4th March so why not have a good clear out and make some money for this very worthy cause.  Tea/coffee and cakes available on the day.  Tables are booking up fast so contact Ann on 087 2243975 as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Glenties Community Development Group
We are pleased to announce that this year Glenties will be having a parade on St Patrick’s Day – with a twist!  The difference in this year’s parade is that it will take place at 12:01a.m.  Yes, that’s right folks – one minute past midnight which will make it the first parade in Ireland on St Patrick’s Day 2017.  The decision was made to hold the parade at this time as it was proving impossible to secure any marching bands at any other time during the day as they had already been snapped up by other established event holders throughout the county.  We have managed to secure 4 bands and they are delighted with the idea of a midnight parade.  We have a large amount of floats taking part which will all be illuminated together with the marching bands and fancy dress participants for greater effect and in addition we will be turning the town green for the night to create an amazing green extravaganza for everyone.  Your support in such events is always paramount, so get your thinking caps on (green ones preferred) and get involved in what promises to be a big bright green spectacle for all to enjoy!

Glenties Community Centre Bingo
€25 Winners: Mary Kennedy,Vera Breslin, Rose Boyle, Lisa Coughlan, Claire Keeney, Brid Gallagher
€35 Winners: Margaret Bonner, Rose Boyle, Nellie Doherty
€50 Winners: Dim Melly, Denise Maguire, Bridie Gallagher, Patsy Martin, Lauren Furey, Denise Furey, Anthony Burke, Annie Gallagher, Mary Mc Dermott, Patricia Molloy
€60 Winner: Ann Timoney
€100 Winners: Sally Mc Hugh, Grainnie Mc Keown, Evelyn Doherty, Rosaleen Doherty, Ann Bonner, Rose Boyle, Mary Ward. Sally Mc Guigan
€300 Winner: Eileen Gallagher

Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9pm. Jackpot €5200 on 45 numbers or less if not won €300 will be paid out, €100 a house, €50 a line.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE Scheme has a vacancy for Horticultural workers, Museum workers, C.E criteria applies.  C.E workers can avail of training to enable them to upskill while on CE scheme.To apply for the above please email or telephone 087 9695053 for further information

Snooker Room now open from 6p.m – 10p.m.

Yoga Classes Wednesday from 6:5pm – 7:45pm. For more information contact
087 9667142.

Tia Chi returns on Wednesday 01st March 8pm to 9:30pm.

Donegal Kung Fu for adults and children.  For further details and cost, please contact Mark Kinsella 086 3665495 or

Parent & Toddler Group – Monday mornings from 10a.m to 12 Noon.

Recent Bereavement
The recent death took place peacefully at his home of Thomas Gallagher, Clontarf, Dublin.  Thomas is the son of John and Cathy Gallagher (John is a native of the Glen Road) and loving brother of Aoife and Amanda and will be sadly missed by his family, grandmother Kathleen, relatives and friends to whom we extend sincere sympathy.  Thomas was laid to rest in Glasnevin Cemetery on Thursday 16th February following Requiem Mass in St Gabriel’s Church in Clontarf.

Pilgrimage from Knock to New York
A special Pilgrimage from Knock to New York will take place from 8th to 14th May, flying directly from Ireland West Airport, Knock to J.F.K. International Airport, New York.  The Pilgrimage will offer the chance to be a part of a memorable and historic trip which will include Requiem Mass on Saturday 13th at old St Patrick’s Cathedral, for the re-interment of the remains of John Curry, the youngest of the Knock Witnesses.  Mass will be celebrated by his Eminence Cardinal Dolan.  If you would like to find out more, or make an enquiry, please contact the tour operators: Joe Walsh Tours on 01 2410800 or email:

Monastic Contemplative Life Discernment Weekend (Friday 10th to Sunday 12th March)
Dominican Contemplative Nuns welcome single young women (aged 20 to 40) to their retreat house and offer the opportunity to experience their Life of Prayer: Liturgy, Eucharistic Adoration, Talks, Sisters’ testimonies, Lectio Divina, Question Time, Food and Fellowship.  Those who cannot come for the full weekend are welcome to join us on Saturday 9:30a.m. to 7p.m.  Early booking is advisable as places are limited.  Venue: Siena Monastery, The Twenties, Drogheda, Co Louth. Contact Sr Breda OP – email: or phone 041 9838524.

100th Anniversary of the Fatima Aparitions
Raphoe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima takes place from 10th July 2017.  Flights from Dublin, 7 nights Hotel Avenida.  €764 plus insurance €25 per person,  For full details contact Geraldine Shovlin on 087 2820946.

Naomh Conaill CLG
Naomh Conaill are delighted to announce the return of their very successful ‘Come Dine with Me’.  This year’s event takes place on St Patrick’s Day / evening (Friday 17th March) and afterwards in Kennedy’s Bar.  All proceeds from a raffle on the night will be donated to the Paul Dawson MS Fundraising Appeal.  Kennedy’s Bar has kindly sponsored a very attractive prize to be drawn among the hosts only. Full details are available on the club’s Facebook page.  Contact Vinny – 087 1770243, Martin – 086 8656312 or Rosaleen – 087 6235023.

Local Notes Contact Details
Please forward items for inclusion in the Glenties Democrat Notes to or leave handwritten notes into Ann Bonner at Glenbrook Embroidery before 5p.m. on a Tuesday evening.

Glenties Notes 24th March 2012

St. Patrick’s Day in Glenties
Congratulations and well done to the organisers, participants and everyone who helped in any way in making this year’s St. Patrick’s Day in Glenties such a memorable and enjoyable one for the town. The like of it was never seen here before. There was a big crowd as well as the 1024 leprechauns.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Geraldine Kennedy, Glenties Furnishings, on the death in Killybegs Hospital of her father, Josie (Pat) Kennedy, Kilclooney, on Friday 16th March 2012; also to his wife Maggie Ellen and to all his relatives and friends. Josie was 93 years of age and was in good health and enjoyed an active life until his recent illness.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Eamonn Bonner, Mollyrow, Doochary, who died as a result of an accident last week; especially to his wife, Collette (nee Gallagher, Meenahalla, Glenties) and his two daughters, his parents and other members of his family.

Sincere sympathy is extended to all the relatives and friends of Seamus O’ Donnell, Meenahalla, Glenties who died in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin on Sunday last.

Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 13th March were – Nan Doherty won the Jackpot of € 400. Eileen Gallagher, Jimmy Quinn, Kitty Mc Glynn, and Isobel Mc Loone won € 100 each. Mary Gallagher, Annmarie Cunningham, Michael Doherty, Sarah Gallagher, Annmarie Cunningham, Eileen Gallagher, Nancy Gallagher, Nan Doherty, Anne White, Ardara, Anne Kennedy, James Deane, Yvonne Doherty, Fiona Boyle, Anne Mc Dyre, Maas, Anne Quinn, Bridie Gallagher, Bernie Martin, Kathleen Gallagher, Christine Mc Cool, Rosaleen Melly, Emer O’Donnell and Marian Boyle won € 50 each. Kitty Ward and Philomena Mc Callig won € 25 each. Mary Gallagher and Fiona won € 20 each.

Easter Bingo
Easter Bingo takes place in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 3rd April. Game 1-5 – Line € 50; Full Panel – € 100; Game 6 – Line € 50; Full Panel – € 400 Jackpot. Game 7- 11 Line € 50; Full Panel € 100. Books including Jackpots – Single Book € 12, Double Book € 20. Extra Jackpot € 2. Doors will open at 7.30 p.m. In-house draws. Spot Prizes on book numbers.

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.

Breast Check
Breast Check is currently inviting women aged 50 to 64 from the Glenties area for their free mammograms (breast x-rays). Women will receive their appointment by post to attend the Breast Check Mobile Screening Unit which is located in the grounds of Donegal Public Service Centre, Drumlonagher, Donegal Town. Breast Check aims to reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer by finding and treating the disease at an early stage. Breast Check encourages all eligible women (aged 50 – 64) to make sure their name is on the Breast Check Register by calling Freephone 1800 45 45 55 or by visiting

Glenties Notes 24th February 2012

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Glenties
The Glenties Community Action Group is holding a St. Patrick’s Day parade in the town this year on Saturday 17th March. They are also attempting a Guinness Book of Records for the most Leprechauns in one place at one time. They are asking everyone in the community to come out and show your support for your local area for this novel event. If you want to take part you can register on or call in to Anne Bonner, Dressmaker on Main Street. The committee appreciate that these are hard times, especially financially for everyone, therefore they have decided that to minimise costs that they would make the costumes, which will be provided at a cost of € 10. They are also making carnival items for the parade. This is being done daily in the Community Centre from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Anyone interested in helping out please feel free to call in and help. To make the day a success and a great family day, especially for children, they are asking Business people, Clubs, Groups, Schools and Individuals to consider putting a float into the parade.

X-Factor 2012
This Year’s X-Factor takes place in M25 Glenties on 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.

Glenties Community Playgroup Ltd.
All Parents are invited to attend the A.G.M. on Thursday 23rd February at 8 p.m. in the Pre-SchoolBuilding. Refreshments will be served.

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.

Many thanks to everyone at Glenties and Edeninfagh who contributed to the recent Bluestacks Special Needs Foundation Church Gate Collection. The amount raised was € 675.

Enrolment at Edeninfagh N.S.
Enrolment Forms are now available at the school for the 2012 / 2013 School Year. Further details are available by ringing the school on 9551663.

Glenties Notes 3rd February 2012

Bingo takes place every Tuesday night in The Community Centre Glenties at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Every Line € 50, every House € 100, Jackpot € 400. Snooker tables open every evening except Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Committee would like to thank everyone for their continued support. Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre on Tuesday 24th January were – Ann Quinn won the Jackpot of € 400. Michael Doherty won € 200. Carmel Fitzgerald and Sarah Mc Glynn won € 150 each. Maura Kilbane, Patricia Molloy, Liz Buckley, Mary Furey and Patsy Mc Dyre won € 100 each. Shaun Maloney, Rosaleen Melly, Mary Kennedy, Ann Cannon, Dympna Morgan, Kathleen Mc Gettigan, Anthony Burke, Mrs Moy, Mary Cafferty, Maggie O’ Donnell, Mary Mc Gill and Margaret Boyle won € 50 each.

Mass in Rossnowlagh
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 7th February and every first Tuesday for Mass in Rossnowlagh. The organisers wish to make an appeal for more people to join them.

Glenties Community T.V.
As a result of storm damage there has been no BBC1, BBC 2 or UTV. In order to get these stations up and running and to repair the damage, members of the committee will be making a collection of € 10 per house. Hopefully this will cover all the costs until the changeover in October 2012. A General Meeting will be held later in the year regarding the changeover.

Christmas Crib Collection – Thanks –“Gratitude from Jimma in Ethiopia”
The people of Jimma are overwhelmed and delighted with the support from the people in Glenties Parish and Community at large. The money from The Crib and from the Charity Shop is sent on a monthly basis to support children, families and old poor people to keep body and soul together. They send back thanks and prayers and blessings in abundance. We are hoping to arrange for a couple to visit our community in the Summer when we can forge closer links with the community in Jimma and hear first hand how our support is so essential to them. We will organise a community event around their visit. In the meantime thank you again for your continued support and if you have unwanted Christmas Gifts or Good Stuff that you no longer need we are very happy to receive same in ‘Shop N Share’. Maria Rafferty and Team.

Doodle 4 Google Competition
Mark O’Donnell, Mill Road, Glenties has been selected as a finalist in the Nationwide Doodle for Google Competition. Mark represents Scoil Mhuire and in order for him to be an overall winner, the public need to vote for him. Voting is easy – follow this link and clink the Vote for this Doodle button. All votes would be really appreciated.

Overall Award for Scoil Mhuire
Congratulations to Scoil Mhuire, Glenties who were the overall winners at the Donegal Sports Awards night in the Silver Tassie, Letterkenny on Friday 27th January. The school had three nominations – Amy Boyle Carr was nominated for Best Sports Girl and John Mc Cann was nominated for Best Sports Teacher. Unfortunately Amy and John were not successful, but the fact that their school got the overall award made up for their disappointment. Well done to all the boys and girls and their teacher, who took part in the Sports Events which gained this honour for the school.

Glenties Community Action Group
The Christmas Church Gate collection for the Glenties Christmas Lights raised € 938.38. A huge thank you to all those who contributed.

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.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Glenties Community Action Group are organising a Parade on St. Patrick’s Day. To contribute to the planning of this exciting and fun-filled event, please come along to the Highlands Hotel tomorrow Friday 3rd February at 7 p.m.

All Ireland Champions
Congratulations to the St. Columba’s Comprehensive School., Glenties U – 16C Boys Basketball Team, who won the All Ireland Schools Final in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght last week, when they defeated Colaistí Pobail Setanta from Dublin. Local lad Ethan O’ Donnell was named MVP.

St. Patrick's Day Parade Preparations

Glenties Community Action Group are having a parade on St Patrick’s Day.

To contribute to the planning of this exciting and fun-filled event, please come along to the Highlands Hotel on Friday 3rd February @ 7pm.

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