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Glenties Notes 7th February 2013

The Christmas Crib Collection thanks, Gratitude from Jimma in Ethiopia:
The people of Jimma are overwhelmed and delighted with the support from the people in Glenties Parish and Community at large. The money from The Crib and from the Charity Shop is sent on a monthly basis to support children, families, and old poor people, to keep body and soul together. They send back thanks and prayers and blessings in abundance. We are still hoping, if we are able, to finalize the necessary travel documents, to arrange for a couple to visit our community in the Summer, when we can forge closer links with the community in Jimma and hear first hand how our support is so essential to them. Hopefully we will organise a community event around their visit. In the meantime thank you again for your continued support, and if you have unwanted Christmas Gifts, or Good Stuff, that you no longer need, we are very happy to receive same in ‘Shop N Share’” Maria Rafferty and team.

Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife, Phyllis, other relatives and friends of Jack Mc Nelis, Gortnasillagh, Glenties who died in Letterkenny Hospital on Thursday 31st January 2013.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the Campbell family, Mary, Jimmy and Patrick, Main St. Glenties on the death last week of their brother-in-law Seamus Mc Paul, Milford, Letterkenny Hospital; also to his wife, Grace and his son and extended family.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday 9 p.m doors open at 8 p.m.
Every Line € 50, Every House € 100; Jackpot now € 5,000 on 45 numbers, if not won €300 paid out.
Bowls every Monday night from 8 p.m.
Tai chi every Wednesday night 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Drama for all ages every Thursday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Snooker Room open every evening except Tuesday 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 12 noon -10 p.m.

Killybegs Credit Union, Glenties, Members Car Draw:
Closing Date 11th March 2013. Don’t miss out; please return Car Draw Tickets to be in with a chance to win a Brand New Car.

Jiving Classes:
The classes will recommence in the Highlands Hotel on Monday 4th February 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Admission is € 5. Come along and learn to Jive, Foxtrot, Waltz, Quick Step, and Line Dance. Experienced Tutors. Have a great night’s fun and exercise. It is not necessary to bring a partner.

Glenties Notes 2nd February 2013

Mass in Rossnowlagh:
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 5th February and every first Tuesday for Mass in Rossnowlagh. The organisers wish to make an appeal for more people to join them.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9 p.m.; doors open at 8 p.m. Every Line €50, every House €100. Jackpot, if not won will be € 5000 on 45 numbers on the 5th February. If Jackpot is not won on the night € 300 will be paid out; Inhouse Draws. Snooker room will be open from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. every evening except Tuesday. Snooker room will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 10 p.m. Bowls is on, every Monday evening from 8 p.m. and Ti Chi is on, every Wednesday at 8 p.m.-9 p.m. Drama for all ages is on every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Congratulations to Amy Boyle Carr, from Scoil Mhuire who won the ‘Primary School Girl’s Award’ at the ‘Donegal Sports Awards’ function in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny last Friday night. This was for her outstanding achievements in Gaelic, Soccer and Athletics in 2012. Amy is a daughter of Paul and Caroline Carr, Clós Naomh Conal, Tullyard Road, Glenties.

Congratulations also to Jim Mc Guinness, who received ‘Manager of the Year Award’.

Donegal Person of the Year:
Congratulations to Jim Mc Guinness who has been selected as 2012 Donegal Person of the Year by the Donegal Association in Dublin.

New Record:
Congratulations to Dr. John E. Ward, a scientist from Glenties, who has set a new NASA long duration Balloon record in Antarctica recently. John is a son of J.P. and the late Kathleen Ward, Station Road, Glenties.

New Arrival:
Congratulations to Evelyn and Charlie Mc Manus, Stranaglough, Glenties on the birth of their second child, a baby sister (Réiltín) for Seárlait. Evelyn is a daughter of Michael and Mary Ward, Straboy Glenties

P.T.A.A. Collection:
The local branch of the P.T.A.A. wish to thank everyone who gave so generously to the recent annual collection.

Legion of Mary Meeting:
Legion of Mary Meeting will take place in the Sacristy after 7.30 p.m. Mass on Wednesdays. New members welcome.

The Pro-life Church Gate Collection taken up recently in Glenties amounted to € 530. The Pro-life Church Gate Collection taken up recently in Edeninfagh amounted to € 130. Thank you most sincerely to everyone who made a donation.

Jiving Classes:
Jiving Classes will recommence in the Highlands Hotel on Monday 4th February 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Admission is € 5. Come along and learn to Jive, Foxtrot, Waltz, Quick Step, and Line Dance. Experienced Tutors. Have a great night’s fun and exercise. It is not necessary to bring a partner.

Tír Chonaill Gap Cycling Club:
The “Club Cycles” commence this Sunday – 27th January, from Glenties Community Centre, leaving at 9.30 a.m. Please arrive at the Community Centre on or before 9.20 a. m. All members welcome.

First Holy Communion:
Children from St. Riaghan’s, Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will receive their First Holy Communion at 11 a.m. Mass on Saturday 25th May

First Confession:
First Confession for the First Holy Communion Children will take place in the Big Chapel on Friday 26th April at 8 p.m.

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 6th October 2011

Friends of Letterkenny Hospital
The Friends of Letterkenny Hospital wish to thank everyone who contributed to their Annual Harvest Fair Day Collection. The amount raised was € 776.90.

Jiving Lessons
Jiving lessons started in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Monday 26th September at 9.00 p.m. Seamus Melvin is the dancing teacher. Everyone is welcome.

Glenties Community Centre
Bingo takes place every Tuesday night in the Community Centre, Glenties at 9 p.m. Every Line is € 50, every House is € 100 and the Jackpot is € 400. In house Draws also take place. Snooker every evening except Tuesday, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

The winners last Tuesday 27th September were – Mary Gallagher, Leitir won the Jackpot of € 400. Sharon Cunningham, Eileen Gallagher, Mary MacGill, Ann Marion Sweeney, Irene Langan, Fintown, Anna Cannon, Auveen Gallagher, Susie Connaghan, Killybegs, Margaret Cunningham, Killybegs and May Kennedy, Kilraine won € 100 each. Margaret Murray won € 60. Gracie O’ Hara, Philomena Mc Callig, Ellen Anne Orphan, Gerry Doherty, P. Moore, Sally Mc Guigan, Fiona Boyle, Marian Ward, Patsy Martin, Denise Campbell and Annie Deane, Kilcar won € 50 each.

There are still some vacancies on the Community Employment Scheme in the Glenties area. FÁS criteria apply. Ring 087 2679321 for further information.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal
If you wish to take part in this worthwhile charity, leaflets are available in the local shops. Filled boxes can be left in Glenties Post Office. For further information contact Hazel Barrett on 0871390242.

Vacancy for Childcare Relief Worker
Qualification – Suitably qualified to Major award in Fetac Level 5 in Childcare, to include Special Needs (or equivalent) is essential. Preference will be given to those who possess Level 6 in Supervision in Childcare and Special Needs (or equivalent), Experience of working in a formal Childcare setting and an ability to be available to work flexible hours. Please apply with CV to the Manager of Glenties Community Playgroup Ltd. Glen Road, Glenties. Closing date Thursday 6th October 2011 at 5 p.m.

The Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection this weekend on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October.

The Dungloe Branch of the Mental Health Association wishes to thank you for your generosity to their recent Church Gate Collection. The Total raised in Glenties was € 447.75.

Glenties Notes 21st September 2011

The Late Bridget Mc Dermott
The death took place, at her home on Sunday 11th September 2011 of Bridget Mc Dermott, Edeninfagh, Glenties. Her remains were brought to the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Monday evening. Fr. Padraig Mc Dermott was the chief celebrant at the concelebrated Requiem Mass on Tuesday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast, Fr. Philip Daly, Fr. Francis Mc Loone and Fr. Denis Quinn were the assisting Priests. Family members did the Readings and Prayers of the Faithful. Burial took place in the Edeninfagh Graveyard. Bridget is survived by her daughter Rosemary, son-in-law, Jimmy Herron, grandson Connell and sister Margaret Crawford, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband Pat predeceased her in 1993. Three sisters, Mary, Rose and Teresa also predeceased her. When Bridget (originally from Kilclooney, Portnoo) came to Edeninfagh she assisted her husband Pat, who was Sacristan in the Church of the Holy Family. When he died she took over as Sacristan, with the help of her daughter Rosemary and grandson Connell. Bridget received the Benemerenti Medal from the Pope in 2006 for her long service (over 50 years) to the Church. She was 98 years of age when she died.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife, family, relatives and friends of Bill Dawson, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties, who died on Tuesday 13th September 2011.

Sincere sympathy is extended to her husband, Glen and son, Alan, all other relatives and friends of Pat Hughes, Mullantyboyle, Glenties who died on Friday 16th September 2011.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Eileen Rafferty, Kilkenny, Glenties and David Stevens, England who were married in Glenties on Saturday 17th September 2011.

Tír Chonaill GAP CC – Annual Harvest Fair Cycle Challenge
Due to adverse weather conditions on Sunday 11th September we had to postpone our cycling event. We would like to apologise to everyone that turned up for the event but after talks with our marshals it was decided that it wasn’t safe to carry on with the cycle. We have now rescheduled the cycle for Sunday, 25th September. Registration is from 9 a.m. and start times are: 120k at 10 a.m. 60k at 10:25 a.m. and the 30k at 10:25 a.m. Hope to see a big turn out. And better weather!!!! Keep an eye on our website for further updates and information:

Jiving Lessons
Jiving Lessons will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Monday 26th September at 8.30 p.m. Teacher is Seamus Melvin. Improve your dancing skills for the Debs.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday were – James Peak, Belfast won the Jackpot of €400. Sandra Moore, Donal Brennan, Teresa Mc Kelvey, Johnny Mc Cole, Rosaleen Gallagher, Ardara, Michael Langan, Bernie Fitzpatrick and Michael Doherty won € 100 each. Sandra Moore won € 60. Brigid Mc Cabe, Frosses, Mary Gallagher, The Glen, Marian Davison, Burtonport, Sandra Moore, Annie Mc Ginley, Meenaneary, Fiona Boyle, Bernadette Gallagher, Frosses, Anne Furey, Irene Langan, Nora Gallagher, Breege Gallagher, Rosbeg, Breege Roarty, James Sweeney Doyle, Maura Kilbane, Nancy Gallagher and Majella Dunnion won € 50 each.