Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families.
Excitement is building in Glenties as the dates draw near for the newly formed Glenties Musical Theatre production of Rodgers and Hammerstein ‘s well-loved Musical Oklahoma!
Curtain up on Thursday 23rd February at 8 o’clock in The Community Centre for the first performance with three more at 8 o’clock on 24th,25th, and 26th. Oklahoma! is a show for all the family and tickets are available for sale in Glenties CO-OP or by phone on 087 0990609.
Will Curly win the hand of Laurey or will surly Jud come between them? Will Ado Annie ever decide who she will marry, the hapless Will or the exotic but unreliable Ali Hakim? Will the Farmers and the Cowboys ever be friends? Book your tickets now and these questions will be answered.
We are thankful for any sponsorship we received to date but would welcome any more contributions as the expense in putting on a musical of any kind is considerable
Bluestack Challenge for Special Needs
Brigid Kee, Rosemary Dewhirst (Ward), Martina Rodgers and her sister Noreen Kelly did the 40k Walk for Special Needs on June 18th. Now they are looking for your help to collect funds for this worthy cause. If you have any unwanted clothing, adults and children’s, paired shoes, hats, scarves, belts, curtains and linens they would be delighted to get them, so they can exchange them for cash. Bags may be left at the Community Centre, Glenties on Saturday evening 2nd July from 6. 00 p.m. until 8.00 p.m. or ring Brigid on 9551824 / 087 9276415.
Irish Water Safety Weeks
This year there will be two Water Safety Weeks held in Narin – Portnoo. The dates are 25th to 29th July and 1st to 5th 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 a good opportunity for young people to work for another water safety badge. Registration will take place on Monday 25th at 10 a.m. at the beach and all information about times of classes etc. will be given then.
Mc Donnell Sports Coaching
Summer Sports Camp for children aged 6 – 13 years will be held in the Gym behind Scoil Mhuire Glenties from Monday 11th to Friday 15th July from 11.00 a.m. until 2.00 p.m. The cost is € 30. Sports include Football, Basketball, Rounders, Kickboxing, Jujitsu, Gymnastics and Athletics. Guest Coaches will be present. Please call in advance to book your place as we need to know what number to expect. Phone Aoife Mc Donnell on – 087 1245587.
Final Call for 40th Reunion of Comprehensive School years of 1969,’70, ’71 and ’72:
Unless more than 120 people have booked or confirmed by June 30th, that they are going to attend the Reunion, this event will not take place. The planned Itinerary for the Event is – Saturday 30th July, a Wine Reception at the School at 7.00 p.m. and a Get Together with teachers and friends from the past. At 8.30 p.m. there is a Buffet and Dance in The Highlands Hotel. Price per person is € 15. It would be greatly appreciated if those interested would contact any of the following – Shirley Baskin (Morris), 087 9701302, Gerard Slowey – 087 2467969, Mary Ita Boyle (O’Donnell) – 087 9038263, Stephen Mc Cahill – 087 2424590 or any committee member. See Ardara and Glenties Websites.
Sincere sympathy is extended to Martina Molloy and family, Mullanmore, Glenties, on the death of Martina’s mother, Una Floyd, Dunkineely, which took place recently.
Church Gate Collection for Donegal Hospice
The Annual collection in aid of Donegal Hospice will be taken up before all the Masses, next weekend – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July.
The recent Irish Cancer Society Church Gate Collection amounted to € 890. Thanks to everyone who made a donation, for your very generous contributions.
Glenties Theatre Workshop
This year our Musical will be Footloose. We need people for the adult cast and youth chorus, dancers (mostly male) and a choir; so if you know of anyone who would be interested, please ring one of the following numbers – John – 087 7630427 or Shauna – 087 9704647. Details on our facebook page – Glenties Theatre Workshop
The Late Sarah Quinn
The death took place at her home on Tuesday May 17th of Sarah Quinn, Mully, Glenties. Her Remains were brought to The Church of The Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Thursday. Frs. Denis Quinn, Shane Gallagher, Pádraig O’ Bhaoill and Francis Mc Loone concelebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Burial took place in the local graveyard. Sarah is survived by two sons, John and Hughie, three daughters, Bridgeen, Marion and Bernadette, sisters, Mamie, Maggie, Susan, Gracie, Rosie, Eileen and Kitty, brothers, John and Paddy, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband Cormac died in September 2003. Two sisters, Bridget and Annie and two brothers, Pete and Barney also predeceased her.
Congratulations to Naomh Conaill U/16 team who beat Naomh Colmcille in the Division 2 League Final in Letterkenny last week.
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 24th May were – Isobel Mc Loone and Charles Mc Carron won € 200 each. Threasa Molloy, Brigid Mc Cabe, Frosses, Patsy Martin, Bridie Doherty, Paula Hegarty, Letty Doherty, Rosaleen Melly, Johnny O’ Donnell and Bríd Molloy won € 100 each. Michael Sweeney, Ardara won € 60. Shaun Moloney, Ann Mc Hugh, Nancy Laurie, Anne Timoney, Vera Breslin, Denise Campbell, Sinead Byrne, Breege Gallagher, Rosbeg, Brown Kid, Mary Mc Geehan, Sally Mc Hugh, Bríd Molloy and Patricia Molloy won € 50 each.
There will be a Cake Sale in the Community Centre, Glenties on Saturday evening after Mass in aid of Glenties Theatre Workshop.
X – Factor
The total amount collected in this year’s X- Factor night which was held in Paddy’s Bar, Glenties was € 3,611.02. The local Mountain Rescue Service and the Playschool each received € 600 and The Donegal Hospice received € 2,411.02. A special word of thanks to everyone who helped in any way in making the night such a great success.
Glenties Theatre Workshop
Anyone interested in taking part or helping in our next production please contact 087 9704647 or check out our Face book page (Glenties Theatre Workshop) and post on it. Our next production will be Footloose and we will begin auditions in the coming weeks.
Mass will be celebrated in the New Graveyard, Glenties on Sunday 17th July at 3.00 p.m. and in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Sunday 7th August at 3.00 p.m.
The Irish Cancer Society Church Gate Collection will take place next weekend 4th & 5th June.
Shape up for Summer by joining Weight Watchers for men and women every Thursday evening in the Community Centre, Glenties from 6 00 p.m. Tel. 087 6486047.
The Fintown Festival kicks off on Friday evening 3rd June with a football match in Páirc Acla at 7.30 p.m. between Highland Radio and Fintown Harps, in aid of Ionad Lae Cholmcille. The Official Opening is at 9.00 p.m. by Donegal Ladies All-Star, Yvonne Mc Monagle at the Railway Inn. On Saturday – Leisure Cycle at 1 p.m. – Barbecue at Teach Jimmy with Traditional Music at 8 p.m. and Oiche Airneail at 9 p.m. with Fergus Mc Gee and friends. Family Fun Day on Sunday at Fintown Industrial Estate with Marching Bands, Irish Dancing, Craft Display; also Fun Bus for children and face painting etc. and Vintage Tractor Run. Open Air Market with all stalls welcome. At 4 p.m. there is an Open air music session at Arás Shein Bhain with traditional musicians and singers. On Monday there will be Sports in Páirc Acla at 2 p.m. and at 10 p.m. the Lord Mayor Crowning Dance will take place in Noble Bar.
Feast of St. Anthony
Mass will be celebrated in Rossnowlagh on Tuesday 14th June. Blessing of the Lilies will take place. A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. Newcomers are welcome.