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Glenties Notes 2nd April 2015

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties, on Tuesday 24th March 2015 were – €25 Winners – Lars Anderson, Maria Boyle, Margo Gallagher, Philomena Mc Callig, Mary Duffy and Mary Mc Mahon; €35 Winners – Nellie Doherty, Bridie Gallagher and Ann Mc Keown; €50 Winners – Margaret Melly, Amy Doherty, Nancy Gill, Margaret Murray, Philomena Mc Callig, Bella Mc Gill, Mary Duffy, Lily Byrne, Jamsie Melly, John Ross Molloy, Norah Mc Hugh, Denise Maguire and Nellie Maguire; €100 Winners – Patsy Mc Dyre, Paddy Gill, Lily Byrne, Mary Doherty, Cissie Meehan, Bridie Boyle and Bridget Burke; €300 Winner – Ann Buchanan.

Cake Sale:
There will be a Cake Sale in aid of the Glenties Day Centre on Good Friday 3rd April from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Day Centre. All goods are home baked. Please support.

Congratulations again to the Boys and Girls who received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Rev. Bishop Philip Boyce in Glenties, on Sunday 15th March 2015. Kilkenny NS. – Eoin Sharkey; StRiaghan’s NS, Drimnacrosh – Connor Roarty; SN. – Éadan Fhionn Fhraoich (Edeninfagh NS) Cormac Ó Cuinn, Odhran Mac Callaig, Elaine Ní Chóilin, Daire Ó Dochartaigh, SN Cholmcille, Baile na Finne – Shauna Ní Bhaoill, Chloe Nic Eoin, Gráinne Ní Chuinn, Megan Nic Gaoithin, Rebecca Ní Ridir, Eibhlín Ní Bhaoill, Aoife Ní Bhaoill, Aoife Ní Mhongain. Maitiu Ó Giobúin, Marcus Mac Monagail, Cahir Mac Daibhidh, Micheal Mac Ceallabhuí and Michael Doran, Lacklea; Scoil Mhuire, Glenties – Grainne Agnew, Aoise Doherty, Emma Doherty, Karle Doherty, Elizabeth Gill, Aine Mc Nelis, Orlaith O’ Donnell, Caitlin Ward, Jack Boyle, Neil Francis Boyle, Mark Burke Melly, Mark Campbell, Aodhan Gavigan, Daniel Gildea, Aidan Gilroy, Nathan Hanlon, Robbie Mc Donnell and Adam Molloy.

The Late John Gallagher:
The death took place, at his home, on Wednesday 25th March 2015 of John Gallagher, (better known as John Pat Owen), Strasallagh, Glenties. Requiem Mass was celebrated by John’s nephew, Fr. Francis Mc Loone, assisted by Fr. Denis Quinn, nephew of John’s wife, Mary Josephine, and Fr. Gerard Cunningham in The Church of The Holy Family, Edeninfagh, Glenties on Friday and burial took place afterwards in The New Graveyard, Glenties. John is survived by his wife, Mary Josephine, one son, Pat, two daughters, Isobel and Annie, one sister, Kathleen, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws, – other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Three brothers, Dan, Cornelius and Frank and five sisters, Mary B., Maggie, Josephine, Bella and Annie T., predeceased him. John would have been 99 in June.

Easter Charity Cycle:
Tír Chonaill GAP Cycling Club will host the Annual Easter Charity Cycle and Run on Monday 6th April. Registration will take place at 10 a.m., in the Glenties Day Care Centre, with refreshments served afterwards. Proceeds in aid of the Glenties Foróige, The HubYouth Centre, and Glenties Community Playgroup. Distances are 30 k or 60 k cycle, 5 k run / walk, or Duathlon 5 k run & 30 k cycle. See Facebook for details, or contact any committee member.

Annual Good Friday Alzheimer’s Walk:
The Annual Good Friday Alzheimer’s Walk will start from The Day Centre at 11 a.m. Refreshments afterwards in The Day Centre. Donation will be greatly appreciated. Everyone is welcome.

Good Friday Family Table Quiz:
Naomh Conaill GAA club invite you to a Family Table Quiz on Good Friday 3rd April at 7.30 p.m. in the Community Centre, Glenties. Teams of 4, € 5 per person or under 16s teams of 5, € 3 per person. Tea / coffee will be served at the interval. Come along and enjoy a fun evening.

Please change small coins into €2 or €1 coins or bank notes, and bring your Trócaire donation in the special Trócaire Envelope provided in your Sunday Envelope Box, dated for Holy Thursday.

Glenties Notes 15th November 2013

Christmas Day Bingo:
Bingo will be on Christmas Day at the earlier time of 7p.m. instead of on Christmas Eve this year in the Glenties Community Centre.

Bingo winners 5/11/2013 in Glenties Community Centre – were € 20 winners – Renee McGill, Margaret Gallagher and Mary Duffy; € 25 Winners – Irene Langan, Sean Gallagher, Breid Boyle, Yvonne Doherty, Marian Ward, Nancy Dorrian, Aoife McCardle, Bridie Doherty and Lisa Coughlan; € 40 winner – Mary Geasley; € 50 winners – Imelda Gallagher, Patsy Martin Breege Roarty, Ann McDyre, Emer O’Donnell, Sarah McDyre, Bernadette Gallagher and Marie Boyle;. €100 winners – Brown Kid, Kathleen Boyle, Eoghan Harkin, Rose McGroarty, Anthony Burke and Anne Furey; €300 Winner -Rosaleen Melly.

Bingo Winners on 29/10/2013 were – €20 winners – Patrick Gallagher, Breege Boyle and Joan Rodgers; €25 winners – Ann Kennedy, Nora Gallagher, Charlie McGlynn and Patsy McDyre; €50 winners – Fiona Gallagher, Sally McHugh, Kay McGeehan, Maura Kilbane, Anne Quinn, Gerry Doherty, Joan Rodgers, Margaret Brennan, Isobel McLoone and Anne Kennedy; .€100 winners – Amanda ‘Connor, Gerry Doherty, Rose McGroarty, Joan Rodgers, Bernadette Gallagher, Bean Boyle, Lisa Coughlan, Sarah Gill, Rose McFadden; €300 winner – Christine McCool.

Congratulations to Liam Martin, Glenties, on his graduation at Athlone Institute of Technology with First Class Honours in Business. Liam is a son of Patsy and Bernie Martin, Church Road, Glenties and is a past pupil of Scoil Mhuire and St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Peter Mc Mahon, Fintown, who died recently.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife, family, relatives and friends of Pat Molloy, Mill Road, Glenties, who died on Tuesday 5th November and was buried on Thursday.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Marina Mc Ghee, Kentucky, Ardara, (formerly Gildea of Mill Road, Glenties) who died on Saturday 9th November 2013 and was buried in Ardara on Monday.

World Remembrance Day for Victims of Road Traffic Accidents:
The 11 a.m. Mass on Next Sunday -17th November will be celebrated for this intention. If you would like to have a friend or relative remembered at this Mass, please telephone Anne Mannering 089 974 6050.

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 18th May 2014 at 11 a.m.

Trocaire Syria Appeal:
The numbers are staggering 8.4 million people in urgent need of vital humanitarian aid; 5.8 million people forced to abandon their homes; 1.8 million people seeking shelter in neighbouring countries. Behind each of those figures are real people, people who have lost everything and urgently need your help. Trócaire is helping to bring vital aid to the people who need it most. We are working with local partners to provide food, shelter, clean water, and other basic needs for women, children, and men, forced to flee their homes. Already, over 255, 855 Syrian refugees have benefited from our support; but this crisis is deteriorating so rapidly that we are appealing for you to help us reach even more people.100% of every donation received to our Syria emergency appeal will go directly to our response to this devastating crisis. ”A Special Collection for Trócaire’s Syria Appeal will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line is €50, every house is €100. Jackpot if not won, will be €9000 on the 19/11/2013, if not won on the night €300, will be paid out. In house draws. Bingo will be on Christmas Day this year instead of Christmas Eve.

Bowls: Bowls in the Centre every Monday night at 8 p.m.
Tai Chi: Tai Chi is on in the centre on Wednesday night at 8pm.
Drama Classes for children: Helen O’Grady Academy Drama classes for children are on every Thursday evening from 5 p.m.
Snooker: Snooker room is open from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. every evening. Bookings for the Community Centre contact 087 2679321.

Positions Available:
There are still positions available on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C.E. scheme. D.S.P. criteria apply. For more information contact 087 9695053.

Parish Social:
The Glenties Parish Social will take place on Sunday 1st December in the Highlands Hotel, commencing at 3 p.m. with Mass. A warm welcome is extended to all our Senior Citizens. The Committee would appreciate any Donations or Raffle Prizes towards the running costs of the event.

Naomh Connaill C.L.G.:
The Club’s “Strictly Come Jiving” will take place on Saturday 23rd November in the Highlands Hotel at 8 p.m. Tickets, priced €15, are now on sale from the Highlands Hotel, The Inniskeel Co-Op, Maxwell’s, Ballinamore and from any of the dancers.

Cake Sale:
Glenties Day Care Centre will hold a Cake and Craft Sale in The Community Centre next Sunday 17th November after 11a.m. Mass. Please support this worthy cause.

Glenties Notes 5th April 2012

The Late John Mc Glynn
The death took place suddenly, at his home on Thursday 29th March 2012 of John Mc Glynn, Meentemargle, Fintown. His remains were brought to St. Colmcille’s Church, Fintown on Saturday morning. Fr. Gerard Cunningham and Fr. Padraig Ó Bhaoill concelebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Burial took place in the adjoining Graveyard. He is survived by his wife, Kitty, son John and his wife Emma, three grandsons, Stephen, Sean and Jamie, sister, Anna Molloy, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. One brother, Peadar predeceased him.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Kitty Roarty, The Wood, Glenties on the death last weekend of her brother, Peter Mc Ginley, Croagh; also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Bernie Mc Gill, Aighe, Ardara, (nee Boyle, Glenties) on the recent death of her husband Padraig; also to the children and extended family and friends.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 27th March were – Elizabeth Buckley won the Jackpot of € 400. Margaret Gallagher, Mary Bonner, Sally Mc Hugh, Patrick Doherty, Margaret Murray, May Kennedy, Anne Quinn, Rosaleen Gallagher, Cathy Connell, and Julie Langan won € 100 each. Kathleen Boyle won € 60. Margaret Gallagher, Paula Hegarty, Catherine, Nellie Doherty, Anthony Burke, Vincent Ward, Breege Roarty, Maureen Gildea and Anne Furey won € 50 each. Mary Duffy, Bernadette Gallagher, Sinead, and Brown Kid won € 25 each.

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.

Iniskeel Community Games
We’ve had great success in the County Finals in the last two weeks with a number of medal winners. Sunday 25th March in Fanad – Indoor Soccer – U 13 Girls – Gold Medals; U 15 Girls – Runners up – Silver Medals; Friday 30th March in The Milford Inn – Table Quiz – Scoil Mhuire Team – 2nd – Silver Medals; Drimnacrosh Team – 3rd – Bronze Medals; Saturday 31st March – in Fanad – Indoor Soccer – U 13 Boys – Runners Up – Silver Medals; U 15 Boys – Runners Up – Silver Medals. We would like to congratulate everyone involved, our Chairman Darragh Gallagher, who managed the Indoor Soccer Teams. We wish him and the U 13 Girls luck in the Ulster Finals, which will take place on 21st April in Letterkenny. We also want to thank everyone who contributed to our Bucket Collection which took place on 30th and 31st March. The amount raised was € 2309.48.

First Holy Communion
Children from St. Riaghan’s Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will receive their First Holy Communion in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties at 11 a.m. Mass on Saturday 28th April.

Important Notice
Headstones at the top of the New Graveyard have been badly damaged by a large vehicle. This has caused great distress to the families, whose loved ones are buried in these graves. We appeal to people not to attempt to drive to the top of the Graveyard in large commercial vehicles as there isn’t enough room between the graves. If you are having work done by ‘Headstone & Monument ‘companies please advise them that they are not to drive to the top of the Graveyard or across the grass at the lower end. Thank you very much for your understanding and co-operation in this matter.

Fundraising Walk
A Fundraising Walk around Loughcrillan in aid of Glenties Day Centre and Alzheimer’s Day will take place on Good Friday; leaving Day Centre at 11 a.m. All donations greatly appreciated. Everyone is welcome.

Times for Easter Services in Glenties
Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7.30 p.m. Adoration until 12.00 midnight. Good Friday – The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 3 p.m. “An Hour around the Cross” on Good Friday with Fr. Shane. will take place at 9 p.m. Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil Mass – 9 p.m. Candles will be provided for use during the Service of Light.

Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 9 p.m. Good Friday – The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 6 p.m. Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil Mass – 10.30 p.m. Candles will be provided for use during the Service of Light.

Please change small coins into €2 or €1 coins or bank notes and bring your Trocaire donation in the Special Trocaire envelope provides in your Sunday Envelope Box dated for Holy Thursday.

Charity Cycle and Run / Walk
A Charity Cycle and Run / Walk will take place on Easter Monday 9th April in aid of Aware and The National Breast Cancer Research Institute. It will include a 30 k or 60k cycle or a 5k Run / Walk. Registration is from 9.00 a.m. – 9.45a.m. Start time is 10 a.m. at the Comprehensive School. Entry fee is € 10 or € 5 for U 18s. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Highlands Hotel. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Mini Titanic Exhibition
The Senior Room Pupils in Edeninfagh National School have worked tirelessly over the past number of weeks to produce an impressive project on the “Titanic”. The Project will be displayed to the general public in Edeninfagh Hall on Sunday 15th April after Mass.

Fintown Festival
Fintown Festival takes place from Friday 1st June until Monday 4th June. Events will include – Leisure Cycle in association with Tír Chonaill GAP CC on Saturday 2nd at 10 a.m. – 30k & 60k; 5k Road Race at 3 p.m. On Sunday 3rd June there will be Marching Bands, Bonner / Cannon School of Dancing, Open Air Music Session, Vintage Tractor Run and Vintage Car Display. There will be more details later.

Scoil Mhuire
On Wednesday 28th of March, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties entered two teams into the Cumann Na mBunscoil indoor competitions in Letterkenny Aura Leisure Centre. The 4th and 5th class girls won the football, and the 4th and 5th class boys won the Hurling. While our girls were expected to do well, the achievement of the boys was incredible. With a minimum of coaching, they conceded no goals and went through the competition undefeated. Both teams will now go to Cookstown to represent Donegal in the Ulster Finals. Once again the young pupils of Scoil Mhuire have brought more success to both school and town

Glenties Notes 11th August 2011

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 2nd August were – Teresa Mc Kelvey won the Jackpot of € 400. Patsy Martin, Susan Gildea, Anne Mc Ginley, Gerry Doherty, Anne Furey, Brigid Mc Cabe, Sally Mc Hugh and Mary Furey won € 100 each. Mary Kennedy won € 60. Anne Mc Ginley, Anna Lafferty, Anne Furey, Denise Campbell, Teresa Mc Kelvey, Isobel Mc Loone, Margaret Melly, Letty Doherty, Marie Boyle, Paula Hegarty, Claire Keeney and Margaret Mc Brearty won € 50 each. Anne Kennedy, Mary Kennedy, Anne Furey, Ann Breslin, Paula Hegarty and Mickey Doherty won € 25 each.

Glenties Community Centre
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. in the Glenties Community Centre. Every Line is € 50, Every House is € 100 and the Jackpot is € 400. Snooker tables are available for play in the Community Centre every day.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Thomas J. Mc Dyre, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent and formerly of Derries, Glenties, who died in Letterkenny Hospital on Thursday 4th August.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Charlie (Jim) Mc Devitt, Greenans, Glenties who died last Sunday 7th August.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Kieran Hegarty, Ard Patrick, and Liz Greenwood, Mullinamina, Glenties who were married in Glenties on Saturday last.

Walk for Donegal Hospice
Joe and Anne Craig would like to thank everyone who took part or assisted in any way with the Sponsored Walk in aid of the Donegal Hospice. The amount raised was € 1,600.

Trocaire Appeal for the People of East Africa
The collection which was taken up recently amounted to a Total of € 4,015. The amount collected in Glenties was € 3,603 and the amount collected in Edeninfagh was € 412. Thank you sincerely for your overwhelming generosity.

Table Quiz
A Table Quiz in aid of N.C.B.I. (National Council for the Blind of Ireland) will be held in the Glen Tavern tomorrow night Friday 12th August at 9 p.m. € 20 per Table of Four. Everyone is welcome, so come along, enjoy the night, and support a good cause.

Mad Hatters Tea Party
Fintown Harps A.F.C. will hold a Mad Hatters Tea Party for the Under – Age Soccer Teams in the Highlands Hotel on Friday 12th August at 8.30 p.m. All parents are asked to support this event. Music is by David Craig and the Cufflinks. Anyone wishing to host a table please contact Hughie Mc Gill on 086 8581521or Ann Molloy on 9546013. “A chance for you to get out any old hats you have in the wardrobe”.

Little Sister of the Poor
The Little Sisters of the Poor have been given permission by Bishop Philip Boyce to collect in the Diocese of Raphoe. They will be in the Glenties area from 15th August until 20th August. Their aim is to raise funds for the upkeep of their Homes for the Elderly.

Co. Donegal Parents and Friends of People with Intellectual Disabilities Ltd. will take up their Annual Church Gate Collection before all the Masses next weekend.

Glenties Notes 16th September 2010

Harvest Queen 2010
Congratulations to Shauna Mc Grath (representing Nighthawks) who was selected as this year’s Harvest Queen at a dance in the Highlands Hotel on Sunday Night.

Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre on Tuesday night were – Breege Roarty won the Jackpot of € 400. Mrs. Monaghan, Peggy Molloy, Fintown, Breege Roarty, P. Connaghan, Maura Boyle, Eileen Sweeney, Bernadette Mc Devitt, Joseph Martin, Ardara, Aggie O’ Sullivan, Leitir and Mary Breslin won € 100 each. Bernie Maguire, Binbane, Teresa Molloy, Fintown, Annie Deane, Kilcar, Bridie Boyle, Jean Boyle, Ardara, Christine Mc Cool, Catriona Gallagher, Norah Gallagher, Ann White and Margaret Murray won € 50 each. Fiona Gallagher and Maura Boyle won € 25 each.

Weight Watchers
Weight Watchers classes have recommenced on Thursdays in the Community Centre, Glenties from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Night Classes
Enrollment for Night Classes in the Comprehensive School will take place on Monday 20th September from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Weekly French Classes
Weekly French Classes will begin soon for 5 – 6 year olds, 7 – 8 year olds and 9 – 12 year olds. For more information contact Melinda Jackson on 086 3008276 or 9551453.

The Voluntary Missionary Movement would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Collection taken up at Mass on 14th and 15th August, following a talk by Jim the VMM Volunteer. The amount donated was € 1,481.00.

Trócaire’s Director Justin Kilcullen has extended a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ for the Pakistan Appeal Collection. Your support will save lives.

Pilates Classes
Pilates Classes are recommencing in the Health Centre, Fintown on Monday 20th September from 7.30p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Beginners are welcome. Please contact Martina on 086 3846302 to reserve a place.