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Glenties Notes 9th March 2017

Death of Rev Fr Pat Prendergast
It was with great sadness that the community of Glenties became aware of the untimely passing of Fr Pat Prendergast at St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin on Monday 6th March. Fr Pat came to Glenties as Parish Priest in 1999 and served us with dedication and generosity. Known for his kindness and also his great interest in the schools of the Parish, he will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all who had the pleasure to cross his path. May he rest in peace.

The sudden death took place recently of John O’Donnell, Cappry, Ballybofey. Originally from Aughla, Glenties, John is survived by his wife Sarah, daughter Annette Donaghey and three grandsons, Patrick, James and Daniel. He is also survived by brothers Jimmy and Willie and sisters Bridie, Annie and Rosie. John worked in St Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar for 27 years and made many friends throughout the years which was evident in the large attendance at his wake and funeral. He was laid to rest in Drumboe Cemetary following Requiem Mass which was con-celebrated by Fr John Joe Duffy and Fr Patsy Arkinson.

Sincere sympathy is also extended to the family of Pat McHugh, Narin Road, Glenties on his recent passing at Letterkenny University Hospital. Pat was laid to rest in the New Graveyard following Requiem Mass on Tuesday 7th March.

Glenties Community Centre
Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9pm. Jackpot €5400 on 45 numbers or less. If not won €300 will be paid out. €100 a house, €50 a line.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme has a vacancy for Horticultural workers and Museum workers. C.E criteria applies.

C.E. workers can avail of training to up skill while on CE scheme.To apply for the above please e-mail or telephone 0879695053 or more information.

Snooker Room now open from 6pm – 10pm

Yoga Classes: every Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:45pm. For more information contact 0879667142.

Tia Chi continues each Wednesday from 8pm to 9:30pm.

Donegal Kung Fu for adults and children, for further details and cost, please contact Mark Kinsella 0863665495 or

Parent & Toddler Group: Monday mornings from 10am to 12 Noon.

Bingo Winners 28/02/2017
€50 Winners: Frank Mc Menamin, Caroline Kee, Nora Gallagher, Maura Gilbane, Bridie Boyle, Ann Furey, Evelyn Boyle, Kathleen McMenamin, Kathleen Mc Hugh, Maria Boyle, Patsy Mc Dyre, Adele Dooley.
€100 Winners: Rosemaire Whelan, Patsy Martin, Kathleen Quinn, Kitty McGlynn, Ann Quinn, Caroline Kee, Eileen Gallagher, Lorraine Brennan, Josie Martin. €300 Winner: Ann Quinn.

Timetable of Masses during Lent
There will be Mass in Glenties every day during the season of Lent. Mass will take place on three evenings – Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30pm. There will be Mass on two mornings – Tuesday and Thursday at 10am. Mass will be held on Saturday morning at 11am and Saturday evening at 7:30pm. Mass as usual on Sunday at 11am. Masses are subject to change if a Funeral Mass needs to be held.

Booking of Masses
Anyone wishing to book Masses for Anniversaries and Mass Intentions can contact Fr Gerard directly either by calling into the Sacristy after Mass or by calling 074 9546107.

Sacrament of Confirmation
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St Connell’s Church on Sunday 12th March at 11am.

A.G.M. Saint Vincent de Paul
The A.G.M. of St Connell’s Conference of Saint Vincent de Paul will take place in the Day Centre, McCloskey Crescent on Monday 13th March at 7pm. All are welcome including new members.

Naomh Conaill
Naomh Conaill membership for 2017 is now due.Registration evenings will be held as follows: Aras Sheain Bhain Fintown – Saturday 11th March from 6.30pm -7.00pm. St Columba’s Comprehensive School gym – Thursday 9th March 7pm – 8pm. Naomh Conail clubhouse – Sunday 12th March – 4pm -5pm. Adult membership is €40, youth €20 each for the first two children and €10 for each additional child, €100 membership includes adult membership and entry into the weekly lotto, social membership €100. Registration is required for all adult players and non players, coaches, committee members and underage players. Closing date for membership is 24th March.

St Patrick’s Day Parade
With just over a week to go until the St Patrick’s Day parade with a difference, we would like to encourage everyone to partake in the event on 17/3/17@ 00.01am. By this we mean don your green suit, dress, light up everything green or even resurrect that Leprechaun outfit and come along dressed and prepared join the atmosphere for the parade #turnglentiesgreen. The parade will be guaranteed to have five, if not six marching bands – some of which will be illuminated with green lights, glow sticks and glow bands. We have asked clubs and groups to enter a float and to participate in some way and we would also like to encourage everyone to come out and and contribute to this novel event in order to showcase the wonderful community spirit that exists in our wee town. Groups, individuals or businesses that wish to get involved, can do do so by informing a committee member or by messaging us on Facebook. Remember, the more the merrier! We look forward to seeing you all on St Patrick’s Day at 00.01am.

Glenties Playgroup and Afterschools
Glenties Community Playgroup Limited are seeking applications for Childcare Workers in order to establish a suitable relief panel. The panel will be activated when there is a member of staff absent. Applicants must have a minimum of FETAC Level 5 in Early Years. The ideal applicant must be flexible and be able to work at short notice. To request an application pack, please contact the Glenties Community Playgroup Limited, Glen Road, Glenties by post or by emailing:

Paul Dawson’s MS Fundraising
Ann’s Ardara Fitness Class this evening at 7:45pm in Ardara Community Centre – Work the body and then work the mind in Nancy’s Bar at a quiz night. All monies from the fitness class and quiz go towards Paul Dawson’s MS Fundraising appeal. Everyone welcome!

Congratulations to the pupils of Edeninfagh National School who came first in their category in the Féile Áitiúil Scoildrámaíochta 2017 and were also awarded the ‘Judges Best’ Award for overall performance. They will now progress to Féile Uladh which takes place in Armagh on 24th March.


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