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Glenties Notes 23rd July 2014

A Day for The Hospice:
On Sunday 27th July the Music Students of Anne Mc Dwyer are taking part in a “Piano – thon” to raise money for The Donegal Hospice. This is taking place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties from 10 a.m. through to 6 p.m. All the students will be taking part and playing the piano throughout the day. Admission is by donation, so feel free to drop in. In the evening, there will be a more Formal Concert at 8 p.m. with performances by past and present senior students, with a raffle at the interval. Admission is € 10 to the Concert.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 15th July 2014 were – € 40 Winner – Mr. Duffy; € 50 Winners – Nora Gallagher, Breid Roarty, Stephen Gallagher, Mary Ward, Kitty McGlynn, Anne Furey, Anne Kennedy, Angela Quinn, Patricia Molloy, Mary Gallagher, Teresa Bonner, Bella Boyle, Margaret Murray, Julie Molloy, Mary Ita Boyle and Emer Doherty, € 100 Winners – Sally McGuigan, Margaret Gallagher, Nan Doherty, Martina Cunningham, Patricia Molloy, Lettie Doherty and Cecelia Campbell; € 300 winner – Mary E Bonner.

Please Note:
The Change in Mass Times for next Week – there will be no 8.00 a.m. Mass on Sunday morning 27th July.

Simon Community Church Gate Collection:
North West Simon Community Church Gate Collection will be taken up next weekend. North West Simon Community works to prevent homelessness throughout CountyDonegal.

Water Safety Weeks 2014:
The annual Water Safety Weeks will take place in Narin and Portnoo during the weeks of Monday 28th July to Friday 1st August and Monday 4th to Friday 8th August. The aim of these weeks is to increase awareness of all aspects of sea swimming and water safety. All levels of beginners and swimmers are welcome; under the supervision of qualified instructors they will work towards a suitable certificate awarded by Irish Water Safety. Registration for all will take place at the beach at 9 a.m. on Monday 28th July and Monday 4thAugust, and a timetable will be given to the parents then.

Glenties Care of The Aged Collection:
The Annual Church Gate Collection taken up on 28th / 29th June for Glenties Care of The Aged amounted to € 915.00. Thank you for your generous support.

Graveyard Mass in Edeninfagh:
Mass will be celebrated in Edeninfagh Graveyard On Sunday 10th August at 3.00 p.m.:

Irish Wheelchair Association Collection:
The Collection for the Irish Wheelchair Association, taken up in Edeninfagh, amounted to € 85.12. Thanks to all who supported the collection.

Glenties Notes 18th July 2014

U/14 Football:
Congratulations to the U / 14 Girls who won the County Final when they beat Termon recently in O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny.

Best wishes to the U / 14 Boys who are through to the County Final after winning the Regional Final and beating Buncrana in the County Semi-Final.

Water Safety Weeks 2014:
The annual Water Safety Weeks will take place in Narin and Portnoo during the weeks of Monday 28th July to Friday 1st August and Monday 4th to Friday 8th August. The aim of these weeks is to increase awareness of all aspects of sea swimming and water safety. All levels of beginners and swimmers are welcome; under the supervision of qualified instructors they will work towards a suitable certificate awarded by Irish Water Safety. Registration for all will take place at the beach at 9 a.m. on Monday 28th July and Monday 4thAugust, and a timetable will be given to the parents then.

Piano – thon and Concert for Hospice:
On Sunday 27th July the Music Students of Anne Mc Dwyer are taking part in a “Piano – thon” to raise money for The Donegal Hospice. This is taking place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties, from 10 a.m. through to 6 p.m. All the students will be taking part and playing the piano throughout the day. Admission is by donation so feel free to drop in. In the evening, there will be a more formal concert at 8 p.m., with performances by past and present senior students with a raffle at the interval. Admission is € 10.

Chiropody Clinic:
Chiropody Clinic in Glenties Day Centre on Monday 21st July, for an appointment 087 1417180.

The Donegal Hospice Church Gate Collection:
The Donegal Hospice Church Gate Collection, taken up recently in Glenties & Edeninfagh, amounted to € 572.07. Many Thanks for your contributions.

Annie Behan Memorial Walk / Run.
The Behan Family would like to Thank Everyone who helped in any way in organising or taking part in the Annie Behan Memorial Walk / Run. The amount raised was € 1, 737 for The Donegal Hospice.

Open Day at The Church of Ireland Glenties:
An Open Day at the Church of Ireland Glenties with Cake Sale and Tea Party will take place on Tuesday 22nd July from 11.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 8th July 2014 were – € 20 winners – May Kennedy, Rosaleen Durkan, Rose Mc Groary, Mary Boyle, Willie Mc Neilis and Mary Duffy; .€ 25 winners – Amanda O Conner, Charlie Quinn, Cathy Connell and Patricia Molloy, € 40 Winner – Patsy McDyer € 50 winners –
Bernadette McDevitt, Eimear Doherty, Liz Buckley, Adele Dooley, Browne Kid, Annie Boyle and Paddy Moore; € 100 winners – Fran Melly, Anne Doherty, Sandra Moore, M. Rothwell, Carmel Fitzgerald, Willie Mc Neilis, Sally McHugh, Adele Dooley, Clare Keeney and Margaret Gallagher; € 300 winner – Amanda O’ Conner.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in The Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 .00 p.m. .

Snooker: Snooker room is open from10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.

CE Scheme: CE Scheme commencing on 22 / 09 / 2014. FAS criteria applies; contact 087 9695053 / 074 9557880 Monday to Friday office hours 9-12

Glenties Notes 1st August 2013

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Elizabeth Mc Dyre and family, Maas, Glenties on the death recently of Elizabeth’s father, Peter Burns, Annagry.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Francie Boyle, Ard Patrick, Glenties and Brian Boyle, Maas, Glenties on the death recently of their sister, Mary Mc Daid.

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 23rd July 2013 were – € 25 winners – Cathy Connell, Mary Kennedy, Margaret Reilly and Margaret Gillespie; € 50 Winners – Paddy Harkin, Bernadette McDevitt, Mary McGeehan, Lisa Boyle, Sally McHugh, Fiona Boyle, Margaret Gallagher, Jamsie Byrne, Michael Langan, Teresa McKelvey, Evelyn Whyte, Annie McGlynn and May Kennedy; € 60 Winner – Breege Roarty; €100 Winners – Caitriona Gallagher, Marian Ward, Patrick McHugh, Kay McCarthy, Roisin Harkin, Marie Boyle, Sandra Byrne and Mary Gallagher; € 300 Winner – Paula Hegarty.

Mass in Rossnowlagh:
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 6th August and every first Tuesday for Mass in Rossnowlagh. The organisers wish to make an appeal for more people to join them.

Naomh Conaill 5K:
The Naomh Conaill 5k Run / Walk will take place on Friday 9th August at 7 p.m. starting from the Clubhouse. Come out and support your local Club by running / walking or take along the buggy. Small kids are welcome to take their bikes to cycle along with a walker. Registration is from 6 p. m. There is ample parking and full changing / shower facilities. Tea and refreshments will be served immediately after the run / walk. A bouncy castle will also be on site to keep the children busy. Entry fee is € 8 for Adults and € 3 for under 16’s.

Edeninfagh Graveyard Mass:
Mass will be celebrated in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Sunday 11th August at 3 p.m.

Water Safety Weeks at Narin / Portnoo:
Irish Water Safety Weeks 2013 ~ this year there will be two Water Safety Swim Weeks held in Narin – Portnoo. The dates are 29th July to 2nd August and 5th to 9th 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 good opportunity for young people to work for another Water Safety Badge. Registration will take place on Monday 29th at 10 a.m. at the beach and all information about times of classes etc. will be given then.

Open day & Car Wash:
Glenties Fire Station- Open Day & Car Wash in aid of The Donegal Hospice. The Fundraising ‘Fun Day’ will take place next Saturday 3rd August, starting at 10 a.m. Adults & Children are most welcome to have a look around the Fire Station, and avail of the Car Wash. All Donations for The Hospice will be gratefully received via a Bucket Collection at The Fire Station.

Glenties Notes 25th July 2013

The Late Fr. John Mc Loone:
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Wednesday 17th July 2013 of Fr. John Mc Loone P.P. Frosses. His Remains were brought to the Parochial House, Frosses on Thursday evening and to the Church on Friday evening. Burial took place in the Church grounds after Requiem Mass at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning. A native of Glenties Fr. John was ordained in St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny in 1967. He served as a Curate in Tory Island from July 1967 – September 1968, in St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny from September 1968 – June 1982, in Clar from June 1982 – December 1988. He was Parish Priest in Frosses from January 1989. He is survived by two sisters, Sr. Anne Mc Loone, Ballybofey and Bried Boyle, Mullaghdubh, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended; sincere sympathy also to his loyal housekeeper. Irene Higgins. His sister Maura Mc Bride and brother Michael predeceased him.

Graveyard Masses:
Mass will be celebrated in Kilraine Graveyard this Thursday 25th July at 7.00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Sunday 11th August at 3.00 p.m.

Open Day:
An Open Day will take place at Church of Ireland, Glenties on Tuesday 30th July from 11 a.m. onwards, with Local Arts & Crafts and More. Tea / Coffee & Refreshments Served. Everyone is most welcome to come along during the day.

Naomh Conaill 5K:
The Naomh Conaill 5k Run / Walk takes place on Friday 9th August at 7 p.m. starting from the Clubhouse. Come out and support your local Club by running / walking or take along the buggy. Small kids are welcome to take their bikes to cycle along with a walker. Registration is from 6 p. m. There is ample parking and full changing / shower facilities. Tea and refreshments will be served immediately after the run / walk. A bouncy castle will also be on site to keep the children busy. Entry fee is € 8 for Adults and € 3 for under 16’s.

Church Gate Collection:
The Donegal Hospice Church Gate Collection, taken up recently in Edeninfagh, amounted to € 128.09. Many Thanks for your contributions.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line € 50; every house €100; if not won Jackpot will be €7500 on 45 numbers or less. If not won on the night € 300 will be paid out; in house draws. Faith Healer Michael Curran will be in the Glenties Community Centre every Monday night from 7-9 p.m. Snooker room is open from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. every day. Anyone who would like to book the Community Centre ring 087 2679321.
Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C. E. Scheme is recruiting new participants for their scheme which will commence on 26/09/2013. Any one interested should email glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie or ring 087 9695053. Fas criteria apply.

Simon Community Church Gate Collection:
North West Simon Community Church Gate Collection will be taken up next weekend. North West Simon Community works to prevent homelessness throughout County Donegal.

Donegal Hospice Church Gate Collection:
The Church Gate Collection taken up recently in aid of Donegal Hospice amounted to € 581.91. Many thanks for your contributions.

Water Safety Weeks at Narin / Portnoo:
Irish Water Safety Weeks 2013 ~ this year there will be two Water Safety Swim Weeks held in Narin – Portnoo. The dates are 29th July to 2nd August and 5th to 9th 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 good opportunity for young people to work for another Water Safety Badge. Registration will take place on Monday 29th at 10 a.m. at the beach and all information about times of classes etc. will be given then.

Glenties Notes 18th July 2013

New Arrival:
Congratulations to Nicola and Neil Bonner, Naomh Connaill Close, Glenties, on the birth on Monday 8th July 2013 of their third child – a baby sister (Lily), for Megan and Noah.

County Champions:
Congratulations to our U / 14 boys who defeated St. Eunan’s in the County Final on Wednesday 10th July 2013 in Ballybofey.

Water Safety Weeks at Narin / Portnoo:
Irish Water Safety Weeks 2013 ~ this year there will be two Water Safety Swim Weeks held in Narin – Portnoo. The dates are 29th July to 2nd August and 5th to 9th 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 good opportunity for young people to work for another Water Safety Badge. Registration will take place on Monday 29th at 10 a.m. at the beach and all information about times of classes etc. will be given then.

Collection:
The Irish Cancer Society Collection amounted to € 800.60. Thanks to all those who contributed.

Heart Screening Programme:
The Primary Care Centre in Glenties is commencing a Heart Screening Programme aimed at men and women aged 60 years and over. Please ring the Centre on 9551330 to arrange an appointment. This service is free to medical card holders.

“Shop N Share”
We would like to update all our wonderful supporters on what is happening with our elected charity in Jimma Ethiopia. Thanks to the continued efforts of our staff and supporters we continue to send € 1,000 monthly to Semaria Social Rehabilitation Centre – Because of the steady money, the government there has finally allocated a plot to build a centre for the Street Children. More information on this and the work in general is available on our Facebook page entitled Shop N Share for Ethiopia and on a new website www.semariasrc.org/ We are the only donor so far for this worthy charity and Glenties is honoured and blessed in Jimma. Please continue the great work and pop in now to avail of our Sale which starts Monday for a week. God bless and Thank you from Maria and team!

Bingo:
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 9th July 2013 were – € 25 winners – Mairead Gallagher, Brown Kid, Cathy Connell, Mickey Doherty, Shane Breslin and Gracie O’Hara; €50 winner – Bernadette Cunningham, Patsy Martin, Geraldine Jordan, Maura O’Donnell, Kathleen Boyle, Breege Roarty, Paula Hegarty, Mary Gazley, Bernadette Brown and Gracie O’Hara; € 100 winners – Paddy Gill, Anne-Marie Cunningham, Faye Moore, Maura O’Donnell, Bridie Boyle, Kathleen Boyle, Cathleen Kenny, Norah Phildy and Christine McCool; € 300 winner – Shaun Maloney.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9pm. Every line is € 50, every house is € 100. Jackpot, if not won, will be € 7400 on 45 numbers or less on the 23rd July. If not won on the night € 300 will be paid out. In house draws. Snooker room will be open every day from 10a.m. – 10 p.m..

Michael Curran Faith Healer will be in the Glenties Community Centre every Monday night from 7 p.m – 9 p.m.

Anyone wishing to book the Community Centre please ring 0872679321

Vacancy:
There is a vacancy on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C. E. scheme. Fás criteria apply. For more information phone ring 0879695053.

Church of Ireland Open Day:
An Open Day will take place at Church of Ireland, Glenties on Tuesday 30th July from 11 a.m. onwards with local Arts & Crafts and More. Tea / Coffee & Refreshments Served. Everyone is most welcome to come along during the day. Anyone wishing to exhibit would be very welcome. Please contact Brigid 087 927 6415; or Ella 087 674 4349.

Glenties Notes 2nd June 2011

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.

Sympathy
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.

Thanks
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