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Glenties Notes 28th September 2012

All Ireland Champions:
Congratulations and Well Done to Glenties man, Jim Mc Guinness and his Team who won the 2012 All Ireland Final on Sunday 23rd September and bringing SAM back to Donegal. Thank you for bringing such Joy to Donegal people at home and throughout the world.

Sincere sympathy is extended to John and Christine Mc Cool, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties on the death last week of John’s uncle, Sammy Mc Cool, Ballybofey; also to all the relatives and friends.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 18th September were – Rosaleen Gallagher, Ardara won the Jackpot of € 300; Nora Gallagher, Fidelma Burke, John Boyle, Charles Mc Carron, Pat Sweeney, Rosbeg, Cissie Meehan, Maria Boyle and Liza Coughlan won € 100 each; Dim Melly won € 60; Kathy Connell, Hazel Stanton, Michael Langan, Annie Boyle, Station Road, Mary Ward, Anne Bonner, Michelle Byrne, Pauline Mc Geehan, Kathleen Griffin and Geraldine Harkin won € 50 each; Michelle Mc Brearty, Peter Duffy, Ann Mc Dyre, Tia Maguire, Bernadette

Glenties Community T V:
Those who watch programmes on BBC1, BBC2 and ITV should note that these channels will be switched off in Northern Ireland on the 10th October and as a result, no reception will be received here after that date. Please note that this does not apply to Channel 4. In order to get these channels it is recommended that people should arrange the change over as soon as possible.

Tai Chi Qigong Classes:
Learn Tai Chi Qigong exercises with Charles Shovlin; classes starting in Glenties Community Centre on Wednesday 3rd October from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.; adults only. Contact Charles for details at 9551596 or email

Jiving Classes:
If you would like to learn to Jive, Tone Up and have a night’s fun get on your dancing shoes and come to our Jiving classes every Monday night beginning on 1st October in the Highlands Hotel 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Young experienced Tutor will teach Jiving, Waltzing and advanced moves; all ages are welcome. It is advisable to wear light clothing. The cost is € 5 per night. For more information contact 087 7086567. Proceeds are in aid of Iniskeel (Glenties / Fintown) Community Games.

Dancing Classes:
Dancing classes for beginners will start in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Wednesday 10th October from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. and every Wednesday night from that on.

Glenties & Dungloe Sewerage Schemes:
Cllr.Terence Slowey welcomes the announcement at today’s Glenties Electoral Area Meeting that the Glenties and Dungloe Sewerage Schemes have now gone to tender with the completed tender documentation to be back with Donegal County Council by October 18th 2012. Cllr. Slowey was also told by Donegal County Council that the projected timeframe for the award of the Contract was the first Quarter of 2013 with the Construction Phase taking 18 months. This is great news of the people of Glenties and Dungloe who have waited a long time for this project to be delivered. According to Councillor Slowey this is the second Design, Build, Operate (DBO) contract which will be awarded in Donegal for the provision of sewerage facilities. The contract will involve the Construction of Main Transfer Pumping Stations and Wastewater Treatments Works in both towns. The Councillor went on to say that the works will include all pipe work between the Pumping Station and the Treatment Works and the associated outfalls for both treatment systems. There will be an outlying Pump Station on the Mill Road, Dungloe and the rehabilitation and cleaning of the existing pipe network in both towns. The DBO Contract will also include a 20 year Operational Phase by the successful Contractor. Cllr. Slowey said he expected the work to be completed in both Glenties and Dungloe and both systems operational by the end of 2014.

Community Employment Project:
A Community Employment Project will be commencing on the 15th October in Glenties. If interested please contact 087 153901 or email D.S.P. criteria will apply.

Tidy Town Draw:
The first prize of 2 Tickets for the Donegal V Mayo All Ireland Final went to James Callaghan, Fintra; 2nd prize – Framed A. Thompson Jersey, sighed by Donegal Team was won by Mary Campbell, Main Street, 3rd prize – Steak Night in Highlands Hotel for two was won by Francis Quinn, Mill Road, Glenties; 4th prize – Baby’s Cot Blanket – Adrian Mc Geehan, Fintown and 5th prize – Bottle of Whiskey – Mary Mc Geehan, Ardara.

Glenties Notes 31st August 2012

Gallagher / Mc Cann Wedding:
Carol Gallagher and Brendan Mc Cann were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 11th August 2012. Fr. Pat Prendergast officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Carol is a daughter of Phil and Nora Gallagher, Buncrubog, Glenties and Brendan is a son of Patricia and the late Sean Mc Cann, Colooney, Co. Sligo. Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Mary Byrne and Noreen Gallagher and her niece, Laura Gallagher attended her. David Timlin was bestman and Brendan Mahon and Niall Hunt were groomsmen, all friends of the groom. Grace O’ Farrell was Flowergirl and Shane Byrne was Pageboy. Readings were by Sinéad O’Farrell, sister of the groom and Margaret Mc Devitt, sister of the bride. Philip Gallagher, Emily Napfle, Paul Quinn, Patricia O’Connell and Michael Mc Devitt read Prayers of the Faithful. Nora Gallagher and Patricia Mc Cann, mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Pat and John F. O’ Donnell and Síobhan Browne. The reception was held in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey and the honeymoon was spent in Bali and Singapore.

The Late Mary Byrne:
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Saturday 11th August 2012 of Mary Byrne, Maas, Glenties. Her Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Monday evening. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass on Tuesday morning. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful, singing and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Mary is survived by four brothers, Packie, Manus, Leo and Jamsie and one sister, Nora, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Five brothers, Josie, Charlie, John, Michael and Danny and one sister, Annie predeceased her.

The Late Richard Hanlon:
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Tuesday 7th August 2012 of Richard Hanlon, Tullyard, Glenties. Born on the 9th July 1924 Richard was the youngest member of the family of Thomas and Rebecca Hanlon, Tullyard. He was predeceased by five brothers, Robert James (Sonny) Tom, Charles, Alec and William and two sisters, Katherine Elliott and Isobel Boyd. Richard will be sadly missed by his wife, Susan and all his family, friends and relatives to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Rev. John Deane officiated at his funeral in St. Connell’s Church of Ireland, Glenties. Burial took place in the adjoining Graveyard.

Community Employment Scheme:
A Community Employment Scheme will commence in the Glenties area on the 24th September 2012. Anyone interested please contact 087 9695053 or email

Weekend of Dancing:
Club Céilí na Gleantaí presents the 8th Annual ‘Weekend of Dancing’ in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties from Friday 14th – Sunday 16th September

Caretaker Needed:
Community Employment Scheme is looking for a Caretaker for the Glenties Community Centre; 19 1/2 hours work per week. Hours agreed with committee. Fás criteria apply.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 21st August were – Hugh Gallagher won the Jackpot of € 300; Claire Keeney, James Gallagher, Faye Moore, Anna Mc Dyre, Mary Gallagher, Sally Mc Guigan and Kathleen Mc Glynn won €100 each; Margaret Melly, Mary Doherty, Ann Marie Cunningham, Patricia White, James Gallagher, Claire Keeney, Shannon Mc Hugh, Brown Kid, Teresa Molloy, Lee Townsend, May Kennedy, Mary Boyle, Faye Moore, Bernadette Gallagher and Anne Kennedy, Dungloe won € 50 each; Maura Kilbane and Anne Mc Nulty won € 25 each.

Irish Dancing Classes:
Irish Dancing Classes will resume on Tuesday 4th September in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties; Beginners and Junior Class at 4 p.m.; Advanced class at 5 p.m.

Glenties Notes 3rd September 2010

Dancing Weekend
Club Ceilí na Gleantaí presents the Annual Weekend of Dancing from 17th – 19th September in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties.  Dances – Friday 17th September – Welcome Ceilí / Sets with Triskell Ceilí Band. 9.30 p.m. – 12.30 a.m.                Saturday 18th September – Ceilí / Sets with Copperplate Ceilí Band – 9.30pm. – 12.30a.m.  Sunday 19th September – Farewell Dance with Copperplate Ceilí Band – 2p.m. – 5p.m.

Admission to dances is € 10.  Workshops – Saturday – Set Dancing with Padráig and Róisín Mc Eneaney and Sean Nós with Michael and Kathleen Mc Glynn – 10.30a.m.–1.00p.m. and 2p.m. – 4.30p.m.  Sunday – Donegal two-hand dances with Connie Mc Kelvey and Anne Connaghan 11a.m. – 1.00p.m.  Live music by the Gallagher Sisters.  Admission to workshops is € 5.  Weekend Ticket is € 30.  Refreshments will be served at all dances. (More Info)

The winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 24th August in the Community Centre. Glenties were – Sandra Moore won the Jackpot of € 400.  Brenda Reid, Lisa Corchran, Sally Mc Hugh, Lisa Corchran, Dim Melly, Pauline Mc Aodhran, Noreen Mc Devitt and Margaret Gallagher won € 100 each.  Christopher Hanlon, Lettermacaward, Brenda Reid, Breid Roarty, Maura Kilbane, Ardara, Anthony Burke, Killybegs, Annie Deane, Kilcar, Mary Gallagher, Ardaghey, Tracy Hegarty, Stranorlar, Patsy Martin, Cathy Connell, Portnoo and Brenda Bonner, Sarah Gallagher, Eileen Gallagher and Bridget Mc Elwaine            won € 50 each.  Bingo every Tuesday night in the Community Centre, Glenties.  Doors open at 8.30 p.m.  Every Line € 50.  Every House € 100.  Jackpot € 400.

Youth Choir
The Youth Choir will meet for the first time this term on Saturday 4th September at 5.30 p.m. in The Chapel.  All members are asked to attend and new members are always welcome.  The usual practise is two rehearsals and one Mass each month.

The Glenties Weightwatchers Class will reopen this Thursday 9th September in the Community Centre from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Weigh in from 6p.m. – 6.30. p.m. Talk from 6.30 to 7 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.

Bonner Cannon School of Irish Dancing
Classes have resumed on Tuesdays in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties.  Beginners and junior dancers welcome at 4 00p.m.  Advanced class at 5.00 p.m.