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Glenties Notes on 4th September 2007

Congratulations to Joe and Bridget Mc Glinchey, Main St. Glenties, who are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary this week.

Congratulations also to John Joe and Mary Melly, Main St. Glenties who celebrated their 50th Wedding anniversary a few weeks ago.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Mary Alice Mc Kelvey, Currien, Fintown, who died at her home on Wednesday 29th August.  Sincere sympathy is extended to Tony Boyle, Ard Patrick, Glenties, Margaret O’Kane, Cappry, Ballybofey, on the death of their uncle, James Boyle, (formerly of Mullanmore, Glenties), who died in Scotland last week; also to all the relatives and friends.

A Table Quiz in aid of Naomh Conaill Ladies GAA Team will be held in the Highlands Hotel on Monday at 9.00p.m. Teams of 4 ~ 40 Euro.

This year’s annual Harvest Fair Festival will be officially opened on Friday 7th September at 8.00p.m.  Battle of the Bands takes place in the Limelight later that evening in Studio 2 and Teenage Non-Alcoholic Disco in Studio 1. There will be music in the pubs and on the street and fun and games.  Saturday is Kids Day.  Naomh Conaill Golf Classic also takes place on Saturday.  On Sunday 9th Glenties Brass Band will play on Main Street from 3.30 – 4.00p.m.  The Band and Float Parade is at 4.00p.m. and the Harvest Fair Queen will be chosen at the Limelight Disco that night.  At 6p.m. on Monday a Wheel Changing Competition will take place on the street and it’s Kids Movie Nite at 6p.m. in the Highlands Hotel followed by a Table Quiz at 9p.m.  Wednesday 12th is the Harvest Fair Day with stalls of every kind lining the street.  Come along and enjoy the fun.

Parky the magician will perform his magic show in the Limelight, Glenties on Sunday 9th September at 5.15 p.m. after the Parade.  Admission is 5 Euro.

A weekend of workshops and dancing will take place in the Highland Hotel, Glenties from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September.  On Friday night there will be a Ceili from 9.30p.m. ~ 12.30a.m.  Music is by Orial Ceili Band (Armagh) and admission is 8 Euro.  Refreshments will be served.  Workshops are on Saturday 11a.m. ~ 1p.m. and 2p.m. ~ 4p.m. Maggie Pickins with Joe Mc Guigan (Derry), Sets and Ceili with Clement Gallagher.    On Saturday night there is a Barn Dance from 9p.m. ~ 12.30a.m.  Music is by John Cannon & Michael Coyle and admission is 8 Euro.  Refreshments will be served.  The workshop on Sunday is from 11a.m. ~ 1p.m. ~ 2 Hand Donegal Dances with Anne Connaghan and Clement Gallagher.  Admission to workshops is 5 Euro per session or full weekend ticket can be purchased for 25 Euro.  There will be a Closing Barn Dance on Sunday from 3p.m. ~ 6p.m.  Music is by Country Traditions and admission is 8 Euro.  For further information contact Clement Gallagher at 074 9737142 or Anne Connaghan at 087 0987991.

On Friday 14th September a fundraising event will take place in the Dolmen Centre in aid of the North West Wellness Centre Breast Screening Facility.  The night’s entertainment will include comedy, music, stories and fashion from the Autumn / Winter Greenhouse range of fashion.  This is a charity well worth supporting so try and keep Friday 14th free and come and enjoy a super evening of entertainment, while also supporting a great cause. 

A Safe Pass Course will be held in the Dolmen Centre on Thursday 20th September.  The fee is 100 Euro.  For booking please contact 087 2458839.

A Talk and Presentation by Fr. Martin – a renowned expert on the “Shroud of Turin” will take place in the Dolmen Centre on Thursday 13th September at 8p.m.  Fr. Martin is from Amplefort Abbey in York and devotes his time to the promotion of the “wonders” of the Shroud.

Children’s Ballet Classes will resume in the Dolmen Centre on Monday 17th September.  For registration and further details please call Anna at 087 7928014.


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