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Glenties Notes 24th February 2009

Congratulations to Olivia and Eamon Oates, Sligo on the birth last Monday of their second child, a baby sister for Erin. Olivia is a daughter of Christy and Una Hegarty, Mullantyboyle, Glenties.

There is a Pilgrimage going to Medjugorje on the 9th May for 7 nights. The cost is €669 fully inclusive. If you are interested you can contact either Noreen Feeney on 074-9541689 or Johnny Farren on 087-6613365.

A sincere ‘Thank You’ is extended to all who joined us in the Community Centre for tea and buns last weekend in aid of the Hospice. A special thank you to everyone who donated towards the raffle and to those who baked. A total of €1,655 was raised. The winners in the raffle were: 1st Prize – Johnny Rodgers, Derries. 2nd Prize – Breda Lalor, Glen Road and 3rd Prize went to Harry Reid, Tullyard Road, Glenties. Your support was very much appreciated.

Congratulations to Thomas Melly who graduated with Distinction in Quantity Surveying from Letterkenny IT. He also received the Student of the year award at the graduation ceremony. Thomas is a son of Martin and Noreen Melly, Letterilly, Glenties and is a past pupil of Kilkenny National School and St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties.

Piano lessons are available in Ardara and Glenties. If interested contact 087-7551595.

Downstrands Family Resource Centre
Internet and E-mail – 5 week course in Community Centre Glenties, starting Wednesday 4th March 10.00am – 12 noon. and in Women’s Centre Kilclooney on Thursday 26th February 7.00 – 9.00pm. Cost €30. Other classes being arranged are Desktop Publishing and Basic Computers (Fetec Level 1-3). The cost is €40.

To book a place or for more information on any of these classes please contact 074-9545879. Classes will be run subject to demand

Next Friday 27th February, a Big Country Irish Night in aid of Fintown Developments will be held in the Limelight, Glenties. The Developments to benefit from this event are – Halla Colmcille, Pairc Acla and Fintown Harps. The programme includes local bands and artists, Elaine Boyle, The Cufflinks, Pat Gallagher, Shaun Mc Monagle and Paddy Mc Devitt. Admission is €15.

The death took place in Harbour Lights Nursing Home Bruckless on Friday 13th February 2009 of Owen Campbell, Silverhill, Glenties. His remains were brought to his brother Con’s home in Lacklea later that day and to The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Sunday morning. Fr. Shane Gallagher assisted by Fr. Aodhan Cannon concelebrated Requiem Mass at 11.00a.m. Burial took place afterwards in Edeninfagh Graveyard. Owen is survived by three brothers, Con, James and Padraig and one sister, Bridget O’Donnell, Kilcar, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His brother, Charlie and his sister, Mary predeceased him.

‘Fetac Level 5’ 3 day Course in Occupational First Aid will be held on 30th, 31st March and 1st April. Call Glenties Community Centre on 074 9557880 for details. Limited places are available.

The new swimming term will be starting towards the end of March. Anyone wishing to be included, please call Bernie at 086 1005465 and leave their name. The cost will be €100 for an 8 week term. Swimming is in Ballyshannon on Tuesday evenings. A bus will leave Glenties at 5.00p.m. sharp and return at approx. 8.00p.m.

A Pub Quiz will be held in Paddy’s Bar on Friday 13th March in aid of Tidy Towns. Please support.

Weight Watchers in the Highland Hotel on Wednesdays 5.30p.m. – 7.00p.m. New members will be very welcome.


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