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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.

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 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!

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

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.


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