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Glenties Notes 12th February 2015

Sympathy:
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.

Engagement:
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 rgmquigley1701@gmail.com

Collection:
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 10th July 2014

Glenties Wind Farm Information Group:
The Glenties Windfarm Information Group welcome the variation to Donegal’s County Development Plan which will see new conditions imposed on wind farm developments This variation, adopted by County Councillors last week, will require a greater level of scrutiny for wind farm applications submitted within the river catchments of the Six Sub Basin Districts designated for the protection of the Freshwater Pearl Mussel. These areas, including the Owenea catchment, are now to be zoned as ‘not favoured’for wind farm development. The second important aspect of the variation is the requirement that turbines are not located within ten times the turbine’s tip height of homes, schools etc. This addresses the previous decision of the Council in 2012 to remove all prescribed set back distances from homes etc. The wishes of the public were respected, as over 98% of those who submitted to the council’s public consultation process were in support of GWIG’s position with over 1,000 submissions coming from the Glenties/Fintown/Ardara area. GWIG thank all those who supported them, including the councillors who voted in the group’s favour on 30th June.

Collections:
The Irish Wheelchair Association Church Gate Collection will take place next weekend.

The Irish Cancer Society Church Gate Collection taken up in June amounted to € 793. Thank You to everyone who made a contribution.

Tír Chonaill Gap Cycling Event:
Tír Chonaill Gap Cycling Club is pleased to announce that on 12th July we will be holding a mountain bike event (The Rescheduled Mad March Hare) With some of our members working tirelessly on adding to and improving the course it is sure to be an unreal event! The start of the event once again will create a bit of a stir as the participants have to ride down the steps beside the Garda station in Glenties. They will then follow a van 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 marshaling. Registration is at 10a.m. and starts 11a.m. Entry Fee is: €10 for Cycling Ireland Members (€15 for Non-CI Members) So get the Bike out and join us for what is guaranteed to be a an epic adventure!!l!!! For more information contact: Hugh McMahon on (087) 2892562.

Graveyard Mass in Edeninfagh:
The Graveyard Mass in Edeninfagh is on Sunday 10th August at 3.00 p.m.

The Biddy Devine Memorial Fundraising Weekend:
This event in aid of The Kidney Dialysis Unit Letterkenny Hospital is on this weekend -11th, 12th and 13th July in The Glen of Glenties. On Friday – Golf Classic Narin / Portnoo; 10 k Fun Run / Walk at 7 p.m. from the Glen Tavern; Table Quiz at 9 p.m. in The Glen Tavern. On Saturday – Vintage Tractor Run from the Glen Tavern at 4 p.m. “Overs” Football – Naomh Conaill V Gleann Fhinne in Davy Brannan Park at 7 p.m. On Sunday – Honda 50 Run from the Glen Tavern at 1 p.m. Contact: Frankie 087 918 6261; Carina 087 610 1527; or Mary 9551170.

Glenties Notes 19th March 2014

Taiji Master Honour:
Congratulations to Charles J. Shovlin from Kilraine, Glenties, who is now a Master Instructor with the World Taiji Boxing Association (WTBA). Charles runs classes on the healing benefit of the ancient arts in the Community Centre, Glenties on Wednesdays from 8.00p.m. – 9.30 p.m.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre Glenties on Tuesday 11th March 2014 were – € 25 winners – Rose McGroarty and Margaret Gallagher; € 50 winners – Brenda Reid, Margaret Breslin, Majella Boyle, Kathleen Kenny, Renee McGeehan, Mary Kennedy, Anne Kennedy, Kathleen McGlynn, Phil Mc Kelvey, Breid Gallagher, Philomena Mc Callaig and Margaret Murray, €100 Winners – Bella Boyle, Pauline McGeehan, Lisa Coughlin, Philomena Mc Callaig, Bella Boyle, Jean Boyle, Mickey Herron, Isabelle McLoone and Brid Roarty; €300 winner – Sally McHugh.

“Do This In Memory”
The Parish Based Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion called -“Do This In Memory” will continue next Sunday – 23rd March at 11 a.m. Mass.

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Riaghan Byrne, daughter of Gerry and Bried Byrne, Ard Patrick, Glenties and Stephen Mc Hugh, son of Dermot and Nora Mc Hugh, Drimnacrosh, Glenties, who were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 15th March 2014. Fr. Adrian Gavigan officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Riaghan was attended by her sister Sinead, cousin Emma Goodwin and friend, Charlie Tierney. Her niece, Rachel Byrne was a flowergirl. The groom’s cousin James Mc Cormack was bestman and friends, Declan Boyle and Eddie Gallagher were groomsmen. The reception was held in Kee’s Hotel, Stranorlar.

Glenties Community Playgroup:
Glenties Community Playgroup is now taking names for children wishing to attend the Pre-School in September 2014. Children who were born between 2nd February 2010 and 30th June 2011 are entitled to one free pre school year. The Free Pre-School Year entitles each child to five 3 hour sessions per week. For all other children there are various discounts available. There will be a follow up Registration in May / June when parents will be asked to attend to formally register their child; children enrolled from 2 years / 10 months onwards.

Afterschool:
There are still some spaces available in the Afterschool on a Thursday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Home Work Club, and Arts & Crafts. If you require any further information please feel free to contact Bridie Mc Cahill or Kellie Bennett 9551907.

Cycling Information Day:
Tír Chonaill GAP Cycling Club will be hosting an Information Day, in the Highland’s Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 23rd March from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. There will be stands catering for all aspects of cycling including Mountain Biking, Leisure Cycling, Bike Maintenance, Ladies Cycling, and Nutrition, to name a few. So for anyone thinking of making use of that bike in the garage, planning to get fitter, or do some exercising, come along on the day where admission is FREE.

Daffodil Day:
Friday 28th March is Daffodil Day Volunteers will be on the Main Street of Glenties looking for your support.

Church Gate Collection:
Cancer Care West Church Gate Collection will take place next weekend.

Glenties Notes 12th October 2011

Wedding Bells
Congratulations and best wishes to Patrick Mc Gill, Loughcrillan, Glenties and Janet Given, Ardara who were married on Saturday last.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife, Annie, other relatives and friends of Johnny Boyle, Loughcrillan Road, Narin Road, and formerly of Aughla, Glenties, who died on Wednesday 5th October 2011 in Letterkenny Hospital.
Sincere sympathy is extended to Mary Breslin, Kilraine, Glenties on the death last week of her sister, Annie Braddon, Garrowart, Ardara; also to all the relatives and friends.

Tír Chonaill GAP Cycling Club
After being rescheduled due to adverse weather conditions, Tír Chonaill GAP CC ran a very successful event with over 100 cyclists taking part in 3 different route options, a 30k, 60k and 120k route, which really tested a lot of the participants. The club would like to take this opportunity to thank a number of people who made the event the success it was, firstly thanks to the 100+ cyclists without whom the event wouldn’t happen, thanks to the drivers of the lead vans and sweeper vans, the motorcycle marshals, the Gardaí and the marshals back at base in Glenties, thanks to the St. Johns Ambulance personnel who attended, (thankfully we had no major casualty’s!!), to the photographers and water stop attendants who did great work on the 3 routes, also to the Highlands Hotel for providing their ballroom for the refreshments afterwards, to the Day Care Centre and Comprehensive school for the use of their buildings, great appreciation to the businesses and people that kindly sponsored food and drinks, last but by no means least, the ladies of the club who did Trojan work to dish out the soup, sandwiches and tea to the hungry cyclists! We’re looking forward to a busy winter and are in the process of organising some mountain biking events so keep checking in on the website for updates: www.TirChonaillGAPcc.com

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre Glenties on Tuesday 4th October were Margaret Mc Brearty won the Jackpot of € 400. Susie Connaghan, Mary Gallagher, Cathy Connell, John Mc Loone, Jamsie Byrne, Seamus Deane and Anne Furey won € 100 each. Margaret Murray, Sadie Sweeney, Tisha Dorellery, Helen Mc Dyre, Majella Boyle, Brenda Reid, Anne Furey, Annie Deane, Maria Boyle, Margaret Byrne, Seamus Deane and Bridie Boyle won € 50 each. Teresa Molloy won € 40. Rose Mc Groarty and Sinead Ryan won € 25 each. Claire Keeney, Sinead Ryan and Anne Kennedy won € 20 each.

“Cash for Clobber”
Scoil Mhuire is having a “Cash for Clobber” collection in the school next Wednesday19th October. They are collecting – unwanted clothing for adults and children; paired shoes, hats and scarves, handbags and belts, curtains and linens. For each bag the school collects they will receive € 4. Bags can be left at the school from Monday 17th October. Thank you for your continued support.

Mass for Road Traffic Accident Victims
The 11 a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church Glenties on Sunday 20th November will be celebrated for the intentions of road traffic accident victims. The Mass is being organised by Margaret Mannering for World Remembrance Day, for Victims of Road Traffic Accidents. The names of those who have died on the roads, at home or abroad, will be read out at the beginning of the Mass on that day. Relatives and friends of the deceased are invited to attend. Members of the emergency services – i.e. Fire Brigade, Ambulance, An Garda Síochána, together with the Road Safety Officer attached to Donegal County Council are also invited. The contact numbers for those who would like to have someone remembered at the Mass are – Anne 086- 2436849 and Rose – 2919830 or email roadfamilies@gmail.com

Rectors Challenge Charity Cycle
The 2011 cycle raised over €10,000 between the group parishes of Ardara, Glencolmcille, Glenties, Lettermacaward and Inniskeel. Various charities throughout the group benefited from this. They are: Hospice Palliative Care, Carrick Vocational School, Glenties Tidy Towns, St Bridget’s Hall, Lettermacaward, Oncology Unit Letterkenny Hospital, Donegal Hospice, Portnoo & Rosbeg Care of the Aged and Parish Funds. We would like to thank all those who helped in any way to run this event. Those who provided transport, signs, refreshments, spare bicycles and music, the local Gardaí and County Council workers for their help. We also thank the Marshalls and First Aid personnel and last but by no means least the Cyclists, but for them the event would not happen. All your help and support is very much appreciated.

St. Vincent de Paul Society
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul may be contacted confidentially on 087 1539018 if you are experiencing financial difficulties.