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Glenties Notes 1st May 2013

Sincere sympathy is extended to Patrick, Leo and Jamsie Byrne, Maas, Glenties on the death in England recently of their nephew, Kevin Byrne and his wife in a motorbike accident; also to all other relatives and friends. Kevin was a son of the late Michael Byrne.

Sincere sympathy is extended to May Kennedy, Kilraine on the death of her daughter Carmel Cawley, Ashbourne, Co. Meath, which took place on Friday 26th April 2013; also to Carmel’s brother, Joseph and family, Kilraine her sisters Marie, Celine and Margaret, her husband and family and all other relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Rose Mc Monagle (nee Doherty, Beaghmore, Fintown) who died in Maynooth and was buried in Fintown last week.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every Line € 50, every House €100. Jackpot, if not won, will be € 6,300 on Tuesday 7th 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.

Snooker Room opened from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. daily except Tuesday. It closes at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. On Saturday and Sunday – Snooker Room opened from 12.noon to 10 p.m.

Parish Pastoral Councils – “Setting up a Parish Pastoral Council in Glenties”:
The Presentation which was due to take place this weekend has had to be postponed indefinitely, due to the illness of one of the presenters. We will rearrange the talk at a later date.

Official Opening of Playground:
The Glenties Community Playground will be officially opened by Fr. Pat Prendergast next Saturday 4th May at 2.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Bingo Winners:
The winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 23rd April 2013 were – € 25 winners – Liz Buckley, Bridie Doherty, Mary Gallagher and Eileen Gallagher; € 40 winner – Kathleen Boyle; € 50 winners – Fiona
Gallagher, Mary Gallagher, Fiona Gallagher, Diane Duffy, Liz Buckley, Eimear Doherty, Breege Mc Carron, Breege Roarty, Kathy Connell, Margaret Byrne and Helen Mc Dyre; € 100 winners – Bridie Boyle, Anne Quinn, Kathleen Martin, Winnie Long, Norah Mc Hugh, Kathy Connell, Catriona Burke and Helen Mc Dyre; € 300 winner – Norah Gallagher.

St. Riaghan’s National School Cake, Book and Bric-a –Brac Sale:
The Parents Association at St. Riaghan’s National School will hold a combined Cake, Book and Bric-a-Brac Sale to raise funds for the school, in the Community Centre, on Saturday 4th May from 6 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Please come along to nab a tasty bake, a thumping good read or something completely unexpected… Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Fundraising Family Fun Day:
Relay for Life – Team Smiles and miles are hosting a Fundraising Family Fun Day and BBQ in Ard Patrick on Sunday 5th May at 4.30 p.m. An Evening the whole family can enjoy, with Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, Live Music and Prizes. All donations welcome; all proceeds in aid of the Irish Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Donegal.

Fintown Festival:
The Fintown Festival takes place from Friday 31st May until Monday 3rd June. Some of the main events are – Leisure Cycle in association with Tír Chonaill Gap C.C.; 5K Donegal Grand Prix Event – Walk / Jog / Run; Vintage Tractor Run by Mid-West Vintage Club; Fire Works Display on the Banks of Lough Finn; Hills and Glen Honda Run.

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

General Workers Wanted:
General workers and an administrator wanted for Glenties Tidy Town community employment scheme commencing June 10th 2013. Contact 086 1209524 for further information.

Table Quiz:
Glenties Foróige Club is hosting a Table Quiz in the Community Centre, Glenties on Friday 3rd May at 7.30p.m. Adults € 5, Juniors € 3. Your support would be greatly appreciated. All welcome!

The Church Gate Collection for the Kidney Association, taken up recently, amounted to € 680. Thank you to everyone who made a contribution.

Glenties Notes 15th February 2013

Winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 5th February were – Mary Furey won the jackpot of € 300; Philomena Mc Callig, Bella Boyle,(Victor), Bríd Gallagher, Ardara, Mary Boyle, Denise Maguire, Binbane, Frosses, Kathleen Mc Glynn and Martin Mc Taggart won € 100 each; Philomena Mc Cailig, Bella Boyle, Mary Furey, Mary Duffy, Marian Ward, Caitlin Boyle, Mary Boyle, Rosaleen Melly, Anne Mc Hugh, Brown Kid, Rosaleen Gallagher, Annie Boyle, Teresa Molloy, Fintown, Cathy Connell and Rose Boyle won € 50 each; Marian Ward won € 60; Bella Boyle, Patsy Martin and Margaret Byrne, Dunkineely won € 35 each.

Meeting for the Parents of the Confirmation Children:
A meeting for the Parents of the Confirmation Children of St. Riaghan’s, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire and Edeninfagh N.S. will take place in Scoil Mhuire, Glenties on Tuesday 12th February at 8.00 p.m

Meeting for the Parents of the First Holy Communion Children:
A Meeting for the Parents of the First Holy Communion Children of St. Riaghan’s Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire, will take place in Scoil Mhuire, Glenties on Monday 18th February at 8,00 p.m.

Special Olympics Collection:
Special Olympics will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend, to fund support, and provide better opportunities, for people with learning disabilities, to train & compete in many different sports.

First Holy Communion:
Children from Edeninfagh N.S. will receive their First Holy Communion in the Church of the Holy Communion at 12 mid-day Mass on Sunday 26th May.

New Mass Times for the Parish of Iniskeel
Beginning the Weekend of Saturday 23rd / Sunday 24th February

Vigil Mass Saturday Evening Fintown 6.30 p.m.

Vigil Mass Saturday Evening Glenties 7.30 p.m.

Sunday Mass Sunday Morning Glenties 8.00 a.m.

Sunday Mass Sunday Morning Fintown 10.00 a.m.

Sunday Mass Sunday Morning Glenties 11.00 a.m.

Sunday Mass Sunday Edeninfagh 12 mid-day

Enrolment at St. Riaghan’s:
Parents wishing to enrol their child at St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh for the school year 2013 / 2014 are invited to call to the school for an Enrolment Form. “Enrolment Day” will be held later in the year. For further information or enquiries, please contact the school 9551591 or email

Enrolment at Edeninfagh N.S.:
Enrolment forms are now available at the school for the 2013 / 2014 school year. For further details ring the school on 9551663.
S.N. Éadan Fhionn Fhraoich Ghlacfar le iarratasaí lehaghaidh iontrala don scoilbhliain 2013 / 2014. Tuilleadh eolais le fáil ón scoil ag 9551663.

One Day Refreshers Occupational First Aid Course:
Naomh Conaill are organising a One Day Refreshers Occupational First Aid Course in The Clubhouse on Saturday 23rd February from 9.30 a.m.- 4.30 p.m. The cost is € 35. Anyone interested in doing this course is asked to contact Rosaleen Doherty 087 6235023 as soon as possible.

Fundraising Tea Party and Dance:
A Fundraising Tea Party and Dance will be held in Halla Cholmcille Fintown on Friday 8th March. Music is by the ever popular ‘Country Highways’. Proceeds are in aid of S.N. Cholmcille Fintown. Anyone interested in hosting a table please contact Maureen Mc Devitt on 086 6028050 or Caitlín Ní Bhaoill on 087 2431910 before the 20th of February. Your support is greatly appreciated. Every one welcome!

Glenties Notes 17th October 2012

Sincere sympathy is extended to Teresa Melly and family, Church Road, Glenties, on the death of Teresa’s brother, Paddy Given, Ardara, which took place on Thursday 4th October 2012.

Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife, Anne, family, relatives and friends of Eddie Bonner, Ardconnell, Glenties, who died suddenly early on Thursday morning 11th October.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 9th October were – Nora Gallagher and Bridie Doherty shared the Jackpot – each getting € 150; Emma Sweeney, Ardara, Barbara Quigley, Dunkineely, Kitty Mc Glynn, Fintown, Bernadette Gallagher, Frosses, May Kennedy, Angela Lowther, Josie Martin, Mary Mc Dermott, Mary Bonner and Mary Furey won € 100 each; Cathie Connell, Portnoo, Nora Mc Hugh, Nora Gallagher, Teresa Molloy, Fintown, John Boyle, Margaret Gillespie, Elizabeth Buckley, Margo Gallagher, Leticia Doherty, Sadie Sweeney and Eileen Gallagher won € 50 each; Carmel Fitzgerald won € 40.

Special Needs Assistant:
Applications are invited from fully qualified Special Needs Assistants for a part time position (15 hours per week) at St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, Glenties, Co. Donegal. Commencement date is Monday 12th November. Please forward applications in writing (by Post) with C.V., References and S. A. E. to Rev. Chairperson, B.O.M. (marked “Application”) to the above school address by Friday 26th October 2012.

Glenties Notes 19th September 2012

Congratulations to Connell, Donal and Jimmy Ward, Meenavale, Glenties on making history in the World Tug-O-War Championships in Switzerland by winning two World Titles.

Tidy Towns Competition:
Congratulations to Glenties Tidy Towns Committee on their high achievement in the National Competition; receiving a Gold Medal Award.

New Primary Care Centre:
Glenties New Primary Care Centre opened on Monday 17th September 2012; the telephone number will remain the same – 9551330.

Hospice Coffee Morning:
The 6th Class Pupils at St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh will host their annual “Coffee Morning” in the school on Thursday 20th September between 10 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. All money raised on the day will go the Donegal Hospice. We extend an open invitation to the local community to come along, join us for a cuppa, and a chat, and help raise much needed funds for this very worthy cause.

Glenties Wind Farm Information Group:
The Glenties Wind Farm Information Group have received notification that an oral hearing will be convened by An Bord Pleanála on the 16th October next at 10 a.m. in the Highlands Hotel to decide on the massive wind farm project planned for the outskirts of the town. The Group represents the majority of the appellants and observers in the appeal to An Bord Pleanála against the decision earlier this year by Donegal County Council to grant permission for a 25 turbine wind farm at Straboy and adjacent townlands near Glenties. The Group intends to fully contest the grant of permission by Donegal County Council at the hearing. For further information visit, follow us on Twitter at @Glenties_WiG, email: The group continues to appeal for funding to assist with the cost of legal advice and expertise for the oral hearing. Donations can be made directly to group members or to: Account Name: Glenties Wind farm Information Group; Bank Address – Bank of Ireland, Main Street, Glenties Account No: 97730412; Sort Code: 90-48-94.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 11th September were – Carol Sweeney won the Jackpot of € 300; Maura Kilbane, Annie Cannon, Bridie Gallagher, Killybegs, Nellie Maguire, Nora Mc Hugh, Anne Timoney, Maria, Boyle, Margo Gallagher and Sarah Mc Glynn won € 100 each; Teresa Breslin, Maureen Gildea, Bid Fletcher, Brian Mc Loone, Kathleen Griffin, Mamie Mc Geehan, Ann Byrne, Molly Mc Geehan, Maggie O’ Donnell, Paula Hegarty and Bridie Doherty won € 50 each; Breege Mc Callig, Nora Mc Hugh, Winnie Long and Maggie O’ Donnell won €25 each.

Community Employment Scheme:
A Community Employment Scheme will be commencing in the Glenties area on the 24th September 2012. Anyone interested please contact 087 9695053 or email

Glenties Community Playschool / Afterschool:
There are still some places available in our Pre-School and Afterschool service. The After school is open on a Tuesday and Friday afternoon 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sports on a Tuesday in the local school Gym with Marty Boyle; Cooking, Paper Mache, Collage and Arts and Crafts on a Friday. Full hourly rate € 3.70 reduction available for parents qualifying under subvention; (this includes healthy snack for after school children). We have also secured funding from the Childcare Capital 2012 Programme to create a sensory garden and outdoor play area; the work is on-going and is due for completion in October 2012. For information on any of the above contact Bridie on 074-9551907.

Glenties Notes 6th June 2012

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Glenties Notes 26th February 2011

The Late John Mc Dermott
The death took place in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar on Tuesday 8th February 2011 of John Mc Dermott, Edeninfagh, (formerly Meenamara), Glenties. His Remains were brought to The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Wednesday. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass on Thursday. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Breidin and James Gallagher. Burial took place in Edeninfagh Graveyard. John provided the sound system for the graveyard Masses around the area for a number of years. He also played the bagpipes, and at one time was a member of the Ardaghey Pipe Band. A single member of the band led the cortege from the Church to the graveyard and the other members formed a Guard of Honour. John is survived by one sister Mary Anne who lives in Co. Clare, three nieces, one nephew, cousins, Rosemary Herron, Edeninfagh, Patrick Byrne, Drimnasillagh, John Brennan, Lough Finn, other cousins, relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

The Late Rose Breslin
The death took place at her home on Thursday 10th February 2011 of Rose Breslin, Ardconnell, Glenties. Her Remains were brought to the Church on Saturday. Fr. Shane Gallagher celebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Pat and John F. O’ Donnell. Burial took place in the New Graveyard.

Rose is survived by three sons, James, John and Vincent, six daughters, Kathleen, Josephine, Philomena, Marita, Carmel and Mary, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended..

Her husband Ally died in March 2002. She is the last surviving member of the family of Willie and Mary O’Donnell, Gortnasillagh.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Pat Mc Hugh, Straoughter, Glenties who died at his home last Thursday 17th February.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of James Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties, who died in the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny last Thursday 17th February.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Bridie and Rose Mc Cahill, Derries on the death of their mother, Bridie Duffy, which took place in Letterkenny Hospital last Friday 18th February; also to all the relatives and friends.

Glenties Community Centre
The Community Centre Committee are installing a lift and associated works at a cost of € 32, 000 for the upgrading of the hall, beginning in April. Bingo takes place in the Community Centre every Tuesday at 9 p.m. Please support. Country Night in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on 4th March. Music is by Rambling Fever and the dance starts at 9.30 p.m. Come and enjoy a good night. Two full size Snooker Tables available to play 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. each night, except Tuesday. Older persons particularly welcome.

St. Riaghan’s Enrolment Day
Parents wishing to enrol their children at St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh for the school year 2011 /2012 are invited to call to the school for an Enrolment Form. “Enrolment Day” will be held on Thursday 3rd March. On this day parents are asked to bring their child to the school at 11.15 a.m. so that they can sample “School Life” in the Junior Room. Parents can have a cuppa and a chat with the Principal. Please bring a small packed lunch with you for your child as they will have lunch with the other children at 12.30 p.m. For further information or enquiries please contact the school on 9551591.