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Glenties Notes 10th December 2014

Variety Concert:
A Christmas Concert, featuring the children from Scoil Mhuire, Kilkenny and Drimnacrosh National Schools with their play “Children of the World” and other local artists, will be presented by Glenties Community Action Group in the Community Centre on Friday 12th December at 8 p.m. Admission is €5.

Christmas Craft and Market Fair:
A Christmas Craft and Market Fair will be held in the Community Centre Glenties on Sunday 14th December from 11 a.m. -7p.m.; this is where various stalls show their crafts and goods for the Christmas season. There will also be a refreshment stall selling tea, coffee and home bake.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo held in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9pm.

Snooker room open Monday to Friday from 4pm to 10pm. Saturday, Sunday 10am to 10pm

Tai Chi:
Tai Chi Wednesday night 8pm -9.30pm.

New CE Scheme:
New CE scheme started on 22nd September 2014, any one willing to start contact 0879695053 for more details. FAS criteria apply.

Bowls on Monday nights..

Drama Classes:
Vanessa Mc Fadden children’s drama classes started Thursday 6th November 2014 from 5pm-7pm

Christmas Wonderland:
Christmas Wonderland takes place over two weekends in the cells – Friday 12th December, Saturday 13th Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st December. Hot chocolate, mince pies, tea / coffee will be available in the refreshment room Admission is € 5.

Saint Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal.
The S.V.P.Christmas Church Gate Collection will be held before all Masses next weekend Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th December. Please support this very cause.

Message from St.Connell’s Museum:
“Halloween Haunted House at The Museum”. As there seems to be some miss – information going around in relation to the monies received for this, the total receipts for the four nights were € 1, 310, out of which the Youth Club got € 250 for the excellent work they did, and the balance of € 1, 060 was divided evenly between the Glenties Community Action Group and St. Connell’s Museum, each getting € 530. I hope this clears up any misunderstanding there is. We would like to thank you all for your support.” Signed: Aidan Campbell, Secretary, St. Connell’s Museum and Heritage Centre Society.

Message from Maria Rafferty:
Christmas blessings and gratitude from ‘Shop N Share’. Four years later and our little shop in Glenties is continuing to operate and to keep Semaria street children in Jimma, Ethiopia up and running, also reaching out to even more very disadvantaged people. We also provide shelter and food for 15 old homeless people in the same town and two young men are finishing their education thanks to the generosity of our small area in Donegal. All our volunteers give of their time freely and all our money goes directly to our charity. They would like me to extend their gratitude and blessings to each and everyone who supports our cause in any way. Christmas can be a lonely difficult time for so many people, but we bring love, care, and help that mean so much to the above mentioned people. Please continue to support us, if you can, and you are always welcome in our little shop. Rath Dé oraibh go leir agus Nollag Shona. Maria and the team.

Christmas Lights Quiz:
Glenties Community Action Group would like to thank everyone who supported the fundraising table quiz for the Christmas Lights, which raised € 650, thanks to the sponsors of spot prizes & donations, & to Kennedy’s Bar.

Golden Wedding:
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Campbell, Silverhill, Glenties, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently and best wishes for many more years together.

Bravery Award:
Congratulations to Garda Grainne Mc Loone, who received a Bravery Award recently, along with other Gardaí, who rescued a boy from the sea. Grainne is a daughter of Conal and Mena Mc Loone, Glen Road, Glenties.

Class Reunion 1989 – 1994:
St. Columba’s Comprehensive School Class Reunion 1989-1994 will take place on Sunday 28th December, for further details & tickets contact Donna Mc Gettigan or Fr Adrian Gavigan ‘ 087 698 4508 or Marita Ryan, née Gallagher ‘ 087 121 8393.

Glenties Notes 21st June 2012

New Arrival:
Congratulations to Catriona and Michael Bonner, Naomh Conaill Close, Glenties on the birth recently of their third child, a baby brother (Jenson) for Dion and Amy.

Busking Festival:
This weekend, from Friday 22nd June until Sunday 24th June 2012 the town of Glenties will host it’s first ever Busking Festival. Performers are expected from near and far. Registration takes place on Saturday morning in the Community Centre from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. It will be a festival for all the family as there is a Junior Section for performers aged up to 16 years. Entertainers of all types, as well as musicians can enter the competition, which takes place all day on Saturday on the Main Street. It will be judged under three categories – Talent, Entertainment Value and Crowd Participation. The prize money of € 3500 is very inviting Presentations to the winners of the competition will take place at the Bridge on Main Street at 2 p.m. followed by performances by the winning acts.

Variety Concert:
On Saturday evening June 23rd a variety concert will be held in the Community Centre, Glenties starting at 8.30 p.m. This event is hosted by the Glenties Community Action Group and features The Cookstown Sizzlers and local acts. Admission is € 5 with all proceeds going to Glenties Church of Ireland restoration fund.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line is €50; every house is €100; the Snowball Jackpot will be €1900 on Tuesday 26th June on 45 numbers; if not won €300 will be paid out. In-house draws; Snooker every night except Tuesday from 6 p.m. Any enquires contact 087 2679321.

Winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 12th June were – Bernie Bell, Glenfin won € 300; Mary Gaseley, Claire Keeney, Ann Mc Ginley, Margaret Murray, Christine Mc Cool, Helen Mc Dyer, Anne Kennedy, Dungloe, Teresa Mc Kelvey, Fintown, Kathleen Mc Glynn and Breege Roarty won € 100 each; Philomena Mc Callaig, Mary Mc Gill, Mary Gaseley, Paula Hegarty, John O’ Donnell, Sally Mc Guigan, Dinnie Long, Maureen Gildea, Rose Boyle, Dungloe and Mary Kennedy won € 50 each; Mary Gaseley and Anne Timoney won € 25 each; Claire Keeney, Sarah Gallagher, Kathleen Kennedy and Mary Kennedy won € 15 each.

Sheep Dog Trials:
Sheep Dog Trials will be held down the Church Road Glenties beside the GAA field on the 25th and 26th of August 2012. This will also be a family fun weekend with stalls bouncy castles etc.; Booking for stalls will be essential. Ring 074 9557880 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) or 087 9695053. For more information email

New Health Centre, Glenties:
A Part-Time Caretaker is required for the New Health Centre in Glenties (cleaning service included); employed on a contract for service basis. Please forward a CV / Letter of Interest by Tuesday 26th June to Valerie Bradley, Personnel Manager, Personnel Department, Finn Valley Centre, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal. You may contact Valerie on 074 9189116 or 086 0201170 for informal queries.

Care of the Aged Collection:
The Glenties Care of the Aged Committee will hold their annual Church Gate Collection on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June. The proceeds will go to the running cost of our Day Centre.

Glenties Playgroup Summer Camps:
The Camps are on from 2nd July to 20th July – Monday – Friday- 10.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Open to all children in Glenties and surrounding area; including children visiting the area; Children 3 years – 8 years in the School Building and Children 6 – 12 years in the School Gym / Community Centre. 2nd July – 6th July – Children 6 – 12 years – football with Marty Boyle in School Gym, Children 3 – 8 – Arts and Crafts, Wild Bird Demonstration by Pedro, Cooking, Bouncy Castle in the Pre- School Building. Detailed Brochure available in all local retail shops. Please book early to avoid disappointment, as places are limited. Contact Bridie on 9551907.

Cake Sale:
There will be a Cake Sale in the Pre-School Building on Friday 22nd June at 12.30 p.m. in aid of Animals in Need, Donegal Town. Please support this worthy cause; thank you.