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Glenties Notes 12th February 2015

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.

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

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.


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