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Glenties Notes 7th November 2012

The Late Michael Mc Guigan:
The death took place in Rotterdam, Holland on Saturday 27th October of Michael Mc Guigan, formerly of Ardconnell, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home in Kilraine on Thursday 1st November and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday afternoon for Requiem Mass at 1 p.m., celebrated by Fr. Pat Prendergast. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by John F. O’ Donnell. Burial took place afterwards in the local Graveyard. He is survived by his wife, Enike, step-son Reuben, grandchildren, Nathan and Megan, brother, Patrick, Ardconnell, two sisters, Anne and Maureen, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Swimming Lessons in Ballyshannon:
A new 8 – week term of swimming lessons will start on Tuesday 13th November in Ballyshannon Pool. To book a place for your son or daughter age 7 or over, please contact the Dolmen Centre – phone 074 9545879 or contact Bernie Molloy 086 1005465 for more details. All children from the Glenties, Ardara and Portnoo areas are welcome as the bus will pick up children from these areas. Please enrol by Friday 9th November 2012.

The winners at the Bingo in Glenties on Tuesday 20th November were – Johnny O’ Donnell won € 325; Fiona Gallagher won € 150; Rosaleen Melly, Bella Mc Gill, Breege Roarty, Mary Gallagher, Maureen Gildea and Nancy Mc Gill won € 100 each; Nora mc Hugh, Shaun Byrne, Ann Marie Cunningham, Mrs. Mc Dyre, Mrs. Cunningham, Mary Mc Devitt, Mary Gallagher, Carmel Doherty, Vera Breslin, Edith Mc Glynn, Breege Gallagher, Emma Sweeney and Jimmy Quinn won € 50 each; Siobhan Gamble, Hannah Molloy and Leticia Doherty won € 25 each; Anne Kennedy, Linda Harty and Bridie Boyle won € 20 each.

Glenties Community Centre – New Venues during Renovations:
The Glenties Community Centre Bingo will be in the Highlands Hotel every Tuesday evening for the remainder of the renovations in the Centre. Every line € 50 every house € 100. Jackpot if not won will be € 3800 on the 13th of November and if not won on that night on 45 numbers € 300 will be paid.

The Glenties Community Centre Committee is running a draw to help with the funding of the renovations. Lines for the draw can be purchased in most business premises in the town. The 1st Prize is a 32″ HD ready Freeview LCD TV, 2nd Prize is a €100 Christmas Hamper, 3rd Prize is a € 50 Christmas drinks Hamper, 4th Prize is a € 30 Meal Voucher for the Highlands Hotel and 5th Prize is a Bottle of whiskey. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Weightwatchers on a Thursday evening have relocated to the Parish Centre in the chapel car park in Ardara for the duration of the renovations in the Glenties Community Centre. Apologises for any inconvenience.

Fashion Show:
A Fashion Show & X – Factor Extravaganza will be held in the Highlands Hotel on this Friday – 9th November at 8 p.m. in aid of Glenties Day Centre / Alzheimer’s Day. Your support would be greatly appreciated for the continuation of this vital service to the Local Community.

The Collection for the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital, taken up recently, amounted to € 626.00. Many thanks to all those who supported this cause.

The I.S.P.C.C. collection which was taken up recently in Edeninfagh amounted to € 119.60. Many thanks to all those who supported this cause.

Glenties and Dungloe Sewerage Schemes:
On behalf of Seamus Rodgers, Michael Conaghan T.D. asked Mr. P. Hogan, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, the position regarding the proposed sewerage schemes in respect of Glenties and Dungloe – Reply on 23rd October 2012 – “The Dungloe and Glenties Sewerage Schemes, which are to advance jointly, are included in the Water Services Investment Programme 2010 – 2013 among the list of contracts in Donegal to start in the period 2010 – 2013. My Department has approved the tender documents for the work, which involves the provision of new wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations and sewers in Dungloe and Glenties, and I understand that Donegal County Council is currently advancing the combined scheme through the tender process.”

Glenties Notes 25th January 2012

Enrolment Day in Scoil Mhuire
Enrolment Day for School Year 2012 – 2013 in 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 on this day and perhaps meet a few new friends. This year an Enrolment Pack can be collected from the School Secretary from Wednesday 25th January onwards. This is to give parents time to study the pack. Any questions you may have will be answered on Enrolment Day.

West Coast Cormorants Swimming Club
A new 8-week term of swimming lessons will start on Tuesday 7th February in Ballyshannon Pool. To book a place for your son or daughter, age 7 or over, please contact the Dolmen Centre, phone 074 9545879. All children from the Glenties, Ardara and Portnoo areas are welcome. Please enrol by Friday 27th January.

Pioneer Total Abstinence Association
The local branch of the P.T.A.A. wish to thank everyone who gave so generously to their recent Annual Collection.

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 on Tuesday 17th January were – Dim Melly won the Jackpot of € 400. Isobel Mc Loone, Bernie Martin, Anne Furey, Denise Maguire, Rosemary Whelan, Irene Langan and Rose Mc Fadden won € 100 each. Teresa Mc Kelvey, Jimmy Quinn, Nora Gallagher, Bid Fletcher, Anne White, Mary Breslin, Ann Mc Hugh, Mannix Boyle, Bridie Boyle, Yvonne Doherty, Carmel Doherty, Eileen Gallagher, P. Molloy, Fiona Gallagher and Margaret Ann Mc Brearty won € 50 each. Kathleen Boyle won € 40. Kitty Mc Glynn, Annie Boyle, Sally Mc Guigan and Anna Cannon won € 25 each. Fiona Gallagher, Margaret Melly and M. Furey won € 20 each.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Lil Cannon and family, Narin Road, Glenties, on the death of Lil’s brother Connie Mc Cahill, formerly of Lettermacaward, who died recently in Glasgow.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of 16 year old Martina Maguire, Ardara, who was buried in Ardara on Monday last. Martina was a grandniece of Rose Mc Gill, Glen Road, Glenties and was a pupil at St. Columba’s Comprehensive School in Glenties.

GAP Tourism
GAP Tourism would like to thank everyone who contributed in any way to the fun run on 26th December. € 250 was raised which went towards the insurance for the GAP sporting events and the walking trail at Kilraine. The GAP Tourism AGM will take place on Monday 6th February at 9 p.m. in the Dolmen Centre Kilclooney. You are welcome to contribute to this meeting and enhance this unique area as a destination for outdoor activities. See the website;

Church Gate Collection
The Bluestack Special Needs Collection will take place at all Masses next weekend 28th & 29th January. All support greatly appreciated.

Glenties Notes 21st October 2010

Cash for Clobber
Scoil Mhuire N.S. Glenties is having a ‘Cash for Clobber’ collection on Thursday 21st October.  Filled bags (bin liner size) can be brought to the school until school closes on the day.  This is a good way to get rid of unwanted clothing, paired shoes, curtains, linens, old handbags and belts and is in keeping with the ‘Green Schools Initiative’.  The school will receive € 4 for each well filled bag, which will go towards school funds.  Your contributions are greatly appreciated.  For further information please contact the school at 074 9551521.

New Arrival
Congratulations to Bernie and Ronan Molloy, Mill Road, Glenties on the birth recently of their third child, a baby brother (Jack) for Hannah and Adam

The winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 12th October were – Rosaleen Melly won the Jackpot of € 400.  Brid Gallagher, Nan Doherty, Sally Mc Hugh, Paula Hegarty, Nancy Shovlin, Paddy Joe Gallagher, Rose Browne, Agnes Mc Mahon, Ann Kennedy and Mary Gallagher won € 100 each.  Bella Boyle, Ann Byrne, Hugh Gallagher, Elizabeth Buckley, Mary Furey, Josie Gallagher, Isobel Mc Loone, Carmel Doherty and John Molloy, Fintown won € 50 each.  Lettie Doherty, Margaret Murray, Helen Mc Dyre and Rosemary Whelan won € 25 each.

Leo and Annette Mc Loone, all their family and bar staff at Leo’s Bar, Glenties would like to thank everyone for their support with the BBQ, which was held on August 1st.   € 2,000 was raised for the C.C.U. in Letterkenny Hospital.  Thanks to everyone who helped in any way to make it a success.

Sincere sympathy is extended to John Melly and family, Glenties on the death last week of John’s sister, Sadie Mc Monagle, Boyoughter, Lettermacaward; also to all the relatives and friends.  Sadie and her husband Michael lived in Glenties for a number of years, where Roddy’s Bar is now.

Christmas Lights Halloween Ball
The Annual Halloween Ball in aid of the Christmas Lights will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 24th October.  Music is by Guilty of Rhythm.  Doors will open at 10 p.m.  Face Painting in the Hotel from 7 p.m.  There will be cash prizes for the best individual and group costumes.

Carnival Parade
The Carnival Parade will start from the Community Centre at 9 p.m.

Children’s Fancy Dress Parade & Family Fun Evening
On Saturday 23rd October there will be a family fun evening, with a Fancy Dress parade for the children from the Community Centre and afterwards to the Hotel ballroom for some Halloween treats.  There will be Face Painting in the hotel before the parade.

Sincere sympathy is extended to John Melly and family, Glenties on the death last week of John’s sister, Sadie Mc Monagle, Boyoughter, Lettermacaward; also to all the relatives and friends.  Sadie and her husband Michael lived in Glenties for a number of years, where Roddy’s Bar is now.

Swimming Lessons in Ballyshannon
West Coast Cormorants are running an eight week session in Ballyshannon Leisure Centre, starting on Tuesday 2nd November.  This session offers swimming lessons for beginners, improvers and higher levels.  This is a valuable opportunity for children to work for an Irish Water Safety Swim Award.  Application forms will be available in the usual outlets in Glenties and Ardara and should be returned by Wednesday 20th October, no later than Friday 22nd October.  Costs will be kept to a minimum this year, at € 85 per child, including travel, pool and certificate.  Parents please note: this is a voluntary, community-run club and we need each of you to supervise the bus on one occasion during the term.  For further details, please contact 086 0782699.

Self Help Africa Church Gate Collection will be taken up before the Masses next weekend.

Parenting Course
A Positive Parenting Course will be held in St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, beginning on Wednesday 20th October.  The course will be run over a six week period, every Wednesday for two hours (excluding Wednesday 27th October- Mid Term Break) between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.  There will be a break for tea / coffee during each two hour session.  This course, which is delivered by the H.S. E. is open to all parents of Primary School Children and is free of charge.  Subjects covered are Communication, Self-Esteem, Resilience and Behavioural Issues.  Please contact the school at 9551591.

Friends of Letterkenny Hospital
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the collection on the Harvest Fair Day in Glenties.  The amount raised was € 643.72c.

Novena of Masses for the Dead
Every Mass from Tuesday 2nd November until Wednesday 10th November in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties and The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh will be a Mass for the Dead.  Special envelopes will be available at the door of the Church next weekend.

Coffee Morning
Edeninfagh N.S. will hold a Coffee Morning in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital tomorrow, Friday 22nd October, beginning at 10.30 a.m.  Donations will be accepted at the school on the day.  Everyone is welcome.

Fintown parish Bazaar
The Annual Bazaar will take place in Ballinamore School next Sunday 24th October at 2.30 p.m.  There will be some great prizes.  Your support would be much appreciated.