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Glenties Notes 13th June 2013

Congratulations to Paul Hegarty, Ard Patrick, Glenties and Joanne Mc Connell, Milford who were married in Milford on Saturday last.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Sheila Mc Garvey, Mill Road, Glenties and Breege Mc Morrow, Main Street on the death recently of their brother, Michael Breslin, Corr Point Lettermacaward; also to all other relatives and friends.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 4th June 2013 were – € 25 winners – Mary Gallagher, Christine McCool, Anne Whyte and Mary Kennedy; € 35 winners – Mary Gallagher, Hugh Gallagher and Eileen Gallagher; € 50 winners – Mary Gallagher, Fay Moore, Carol Sweeney, Bernie Martin, Kitty McGlynn, Breege Roarty, Rosemary Whelan, Denise McGuire, Isabelle McLoone, Kathleen Kenny, Maura Gallagher, May Kennedy, Dympna Morgan, Brown Kidd; Kathleen Morrow, Eileen Gallagher and Mary Duffy; € 100 winners – Bridie Boyle, Bernadette Gallagher, Mary Duffy and Bella Boyle;.€ 150 winner – Annie Kennedy; € 300 winner – Rose Boyle.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every Line € 50, every House €100. Jackpot, if not won, will be € 6,900 on Tuesday18th June. If not won € 300 will be paid out. In-house draws. Anyone wishing to rent a room in the Community Centre please ring 087 2679321. Snooker room in the Glenties Community Centre will be open from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. from Thursday 30th June. Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated has a vacant position on their C. E. scheme. For further inquires contact 0879695053.

Cúrsa Dioplóma sa Ghailge:
Beidh Cúrsa Dioplóma sa Ghailge ar siúl in Áras Sheagháin Bháin i Meán Fómhair 2013 ag brath ar éileamh. Má tá suim agat sa dioplóma téigh i dteagmháil les an Áras go luath, Luan go hAoine, 9.30 – 5.00 i.n., ag 9546071.

Charity Walk / Run:
The Annie Behan 10 k. Walk / Run in aid of Donegal Hospice will take place on Saturday 15th June 2013; leaving The Highlands Hotel, Glenties at 11.30 a.m. Donations welcome. Please Support. Contact Joe on 087 6766087 for more information.

Playground Collection:
The Annual Playground Collection takes place next weekend 15th and 16th June. We ask you for your generous support for the upkeep and insurance of this enjoyable amenity in our town.

Naomh Conaill Club Notes 13th June 2013

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 8,15,22 and 29. Two prizes of €50 went to Anna Mc Dyer Main Street and Fiona Gallagher Station Road. Next weeks jackpot is €2,500.

The U12’s got their season off to a very good start with two very comprehensive victories over Bundoran on Friday night and Killybegs on Monday night. Next Monday 17th they are home to Dungloe at 6.30pm.

The U14’s play Kilcar in th Division 1 championship semi final in Naomh Ultan on Friday evening at 7.30pm.

The thirds got back to winning ways last Friday when they overcame Glenfin 2-08 to 0-06. This Saturday they are away to Mac Cumhaills at 7.30pm.

The reserves are through to the to the quarter final of the reserve championship after they overcame Malin 1-05 to 5-14. While in the senior game it finished all square at 1-08 to 0-11. This Sunday it is back to league action with both teams away to Four Masters. The reserve game is at 1.30pm followed by the senior game at 3pm.

Glenties Notes 6th June 2013

S.N. Cholmcille, Fintown:
A’ Cash for Clobber Collection’ will take place at the school on Tuesday 11th June. The school will receive a cash donation for each well filled ‘Cash for Clobber’ or bin liner size bag. Money collected will go towards school funds. Filled bags can be brought to the school on Friday 7th June or Monday 10th June. This collection is a good opportunity to get rid of unwanted clothes, shoes and textiles. Empty Cash for Clobber bags are available at the school. For more information contact 087 2431910 or 086 60280

Charity Walk / Run:
The Annie Behan 10 k. Walk / Run in aid of Donegal Hospice will take place on Saturday 15th June 2013; leaving The Highlands Hotel, Glenties at 11.30 a.m. Donations welcome. Please Support. Contact Joe on 087 6766087 for more information.

Glenties Playgroup / Afterschool:
The annual registration of the Glenties Playgroup / Afterschool will take place in the Pre-school building, Glen Road, Glenties. Any parent wishing to enrol their child / children must attend on the night to secure a place for the September term. To enrol for pre-school children must be 2 years and ten months and potty trained. Parents must bring in their child’s Immunisation Record Card to comply with Health Board Regulations. The Afterschool operates on a Thursday and Friday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. There is a school pick up from Scoil Mhuire at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

ECCE Scheme:
Children born between 2nd February 2009 – 30th June 2010 will qualify under the ECCE scheme for a free place in the Preschool in September for 38 weeks. Please bring in your child’s birth certificate.

CCS Scheme:
For Preschool and Afterschool – this scheme supports families in low paid employment and in training and education by enabling parents to avail of reduced childcare costs. To avail of this scheme, children must be registered in the service in September / October.

CETS Scheme:
When parents are on FAS or VEC training programmes discount is available. Contact Bridie on 9151907 for more information.

The winners at the bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 28th May 2013 were – € 35 winner – Margo Gallagher; € 50 winners – Philomena Mc Cailig, Neil Byrne, Jimmy Quinn, Stella Rafferty, Hugh Gallagher, Hugo Mc Dyre Breidin Keeney, Dim Melly, Winnie Long, Kitty Mc Glynn, Maureen Gildea, Mary Howard, Brown Kid, Sinead Sweeney, Norah Phildy and John Mc Daid; € 70 winner – Anne Hegarty; € 100 winners – Margaret Murray, Hugh Gallagher, Mary Gough, Rose Boyle, Mickey Herron, Mary Howard and Bridie Gallagher.

Vigil for Life:
A Vigil for Life will be held in Merrion Square, Dublin on Saturday 8th June from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. A bus (which will be free of charge), will leave Glenties at 8.30 a.m. To book a seat on the bus, please contact Noreen Feeney  087 7456087.

Rossnowlagh – Blessing of Lillies:
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6 p.m. on the Feast of St Anthony, Thursday 13th June, for Mass in Rossnowlagh and Blessing of Lillies. Newcomers welcome

Féile Collection:
Thank You to everyone who contributed to the Naomh Conaill Féile Collection on the weekend of 5th May. The amount raised was € 614. Thank you very much.

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Hugh Shovlin and Florence Mavunga on their recent marriage in Chelmsford, England. Hugh is the son of Charles and Grace Shovlin, Kilraine, Glenties and Florence is the daughter of Sherpard Mavunga and the late Rudo Gunda, Zimbabwe.

Naomh Conaill Club Notes 6th June 2013

The April draw in the 200 plus club took place at the community centre bingo last Tuesday night. 1st prize €500 Garrett O’Donnell Main Street. 5 prizes of €100 each Teresa Cunningham Ard Patrick, Bernie O’Malley Station Road, Fiona Gallagher Station Road, Mary O’Donnell Ard Connell and Helen Mc Nelis Stranaglough.

Naomh Conaill crested gloves are now on sale in the Co-Op along with a range of Naomh Conaill merchandise.

In the U12 league Division 1 on Friday 7th June they are away to Bundoran at 6.30 and on Monday 10th June they are home to Killybegs at 6.30pm.

The thirds were defeated by Ardara last Saturday. Ardara 0-18 0-06 Naomh Conaill.

Both the reserves and seniors recorded home victories in the championship over Cloughaneely. The reserves won 5-10 to 0-10 while the seniors also had a good won 0-15 to 0-07. This Sunday they are away to Malin in the championship. The reserve game is at 1.30 followed by the senior game at 3pm.

Glenties Notes 28th June 2012

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Joe Ward, Upper Kilraine, Glenties who died in KillybegsHospital on Monday 18th June 2012. His Remains were brought to his home for waking and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Wednesday morning for RequiemMass. Burial took place in the New Graveyard.

Sincere sympathy is extended to her son Kevin and all the relatives and friends of Kate Quinn, Ardara and formerly of
Main Street, Glenties, who died in LetterkennyHospital on Friday 22nd June 2012.

Winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 19th June 2012 in the Community Centre, Glenties were – Margaret Gallagher won € 300; Fiona Gallagher, Sadie Sweeney, Josie Martin, Breege Brennan, Fidelma Burke, Bernadette Gallagher, Frosses, Michelle Mc Brearty and Bernadette Gallagher won € 100 each; Latisha Doherty, Bridget Mc Ginley, Ed Doherty, Latisha Doherty, Breege Gallagher, Mary Mc Geehan, Bernie Martin, May Kennedy, Nora Gallagher, Fay Moore, Rose Boyle, Maureen Gildea, Breege Mc Callig and Brown Kid won € 50 each; Nancy Bonner and Nora Mc Hugh won €25 each.

The Annual Church Gate Collection for Donegal Hospice will be taken up before all the Masses next weekend Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July.

Mission Appeal:
Next weekend Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July Missioners from The Holy Ghost Missions will speak at all Masses and make their Mission Appeal.

Glenties Playgroup Summer Camps:
2nd July – 20th July; Monday – Friday 10.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited. Contact Bridie on 9551907.

Mass in Rossnowlagh:
A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 3rd July and every first Tuesday for Mass in Rossnowlagh. The organisers wish to make an appeal for more people to join them.

Fundraising Country Dance:
A Fundraising Country Dance organised by the Mid – West Donegal Vintage Club will be held in the Highlands Hotel, on Saturday 30th June in aid of the Irish Kidney Association. Music is by Lisa Mc Hugh and her band. Dancing is from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. There will be a Jiving Contest and refreshments will be served. Your support will be much appreciated for this worthy cause. Thank you.

Naomh Conaill Club Notes 26th June 2012

The lotto numbers for last week were 4,13,17 & 27. Congratulations to Laoise Ward who matched all four numbers to win the jackpot €3,300. Next weeks jackpot is €2,000.

The Naomh Conaill Cul Camp will take place from the 23rd-27th July in Davy Brennan Memorial Park. For further information contact Daragh on 087 2121036.

Naomh Conaill will be hosts to this weeks U-10 Go Games Blitz on Saturday 30th June at 12 noon. The visiting teams will be Naomh Columba, Kilcar and Naomh Mhuire.

The U-14 Division One League Regional Final between Naomh Conaill v Four Masters has been fixed for Monday 2nd July at 7.30pm. No venue has yet been selected so check clubs website for details.

The thirds had a great victory over Naomh Columba last Friday. Naomh Conaill 4-13 1-04 Naomh Columba. The thirds are away to Ardara this Friday 29th June at 8.00pm.

The reserves had a fine victory over Glenswilly at the weekend. Glenswilly 2-06 3-12 Naomh Conaill. The seniors were beaten by Glenswilly. Glenswilly 2-07 1-07 Naomh Conaill. This Sunday 1st July both the reserves and seniors are away to Dungloe in the league. The reserve game is at 1.30pm followed by the senior game at 3.00pm.

Good luck to the Donegal senior team especially the Naomh Conaill lads when they take on Tyrone in the Ulster Football semi final this Saturday in Clones.

Glenties Notes 21st June 2012

New Arrival:
Congratulations to Catriona and Michael Bonner, Naomh Conaill Close, Glenties on the birth recently of their third child, a baby brother (Jenson) for Dion and Amy.

Busking Festival:
This weekend, from Friday 22nd June until Sunday 24th June 2012 the town of Glenties will host it’s first ever Busking Festival. Performers are expected from near and far. Registration takes place on Saturday morning in the Community Centre from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. It will be a festival for all the family as there is a Junior Section for performers aged up to 16 years. Entertainers of all types, as well as musicians can enter the competition, which takes place all day on Saturday on the Main Street. It will be judged under three categories – Talent, Entertainment Value and Crowd Participation. The prize money of € 3500 is very inviting Presentations to the winners of the competition will take place at the Bridge on Main Street at 2 p.m. followed by performances by the winning acts.

Variety Concert:
On Saturday evening June 23rd a variety concert will be held in the Community Centre, Glenties starting at 8.30 p.m. This event is hosted by the Glenties Community Action Group and features The Cookstown Sizzlers and local acts. Admission is € 5 with all proceeds going to Glenties Church of Ireland restoration fund.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line is €50; every house is €100; the Snowball Jackpot will be €1900 on Tuesday 26th June on 45 numbers; if not won €300 will be paid out. In-house draws; Snooker every night except Tuesday from 6 p.m. Any enquires contact 087 2679321.

Winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 12th June were – Bernie Bell, Glenfin won € 300; Mary Gaseley, Claire Keeney, Ann Mc Ginley, Margaret Murray, Christine Mc Cool, Helen Mc Dyer, Anne Kennedy, Dungloe, Teresa Mc Kelvey, Fintown, Kathleen Mc Glynn and Breege Roarty won € 100 each; Philomena Mc Callaig, Mary Mc Gill, Mary Gaseley, Paula Hegarty, John O’ Donnell, Sally Mc Guigan, Dinnie Long, Maureen Gildea, Rose Boyle, Dungloe and Mary Kennedy won € 50 each; Mary Gaseley and Anne Timoney won € 25 each; Claire Keeney, Sarah Gallagher, Kathleen Kennedy and Mary Kennedy won € 15 each.

Sheep Dog Trials:
Sheep Dog Trials will be held down the Church Road Glenties beside the GAA field on the 25th and 26th of August 2012. This will also be a family fun weekend with stalls bouncy castles etc.; Booking for stalls will be essential. Ring 074 9557880 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) or 087 9695053. For more information email

New Health Centre, Glenties:
A Part-Time Caretaker is required for the New Health Centre in Glenties (cleaning service included); employed on a contract for service basis. Please forward a CV / Letter of Interest by Tuesday 26th June to Valerie Bradley, Personnel Manager, Personnel Department, Finn Valley Centre, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal. You may contact Valerie on 074 9189116 or 086 0201170 for informal queries.

Care of the Aged Collection:
The Glenties Care of the Aged Committee will hold their annual Church Gate Collection on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June. The proceeds will go to the running cost of our Day Centre.

Glenties Playgroup Summer Camps:
The Camps are on from 2nd July to 20th July – Monday – Friday- 10.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Open to all children in Glenties and surrounding area; including children visiting the area; Children 3 years – 8 years in the School Building and Children 6 – 12 years in the School Gym / Community Centre. 2nd July – 6th July – Children 6 – 12 years – football with Marty Boyle in School Gym, Children 3 – 8 – Arts and Crafts, Wild Bird Demonstration by Pedro, Cooking, Bouncy Castle in the Pre- School Building. Detailed Brochure available in all local retail shops. Please book early to avoid disappointment, as places are limited. Contact Bridie on 9551907.

Cake Sale:
There will be a Cake Sale in the Pre-School Building on Friday 22nd June at 12.30 p.m. in aid of Animals in Need, Donegal Town. Please support this worthy cause; thank you.

Naomh Conaill Club Notes 21st June 2012

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 3,7,15 & 19. Two prizes of €50 went to Nan Doherty, Dungloe and Kathy Connell, Portnoo. Next weeks jackpot is €3,300.

The 8th draw in the 200 club took place at the Community Centre bingo last Tuesday. 1st prize €500 Joe Mc Glinchey Main Street Glenties. 5 prizes of €100 each Columba O’Donnell Donegal Town, Cormac Molloy Narin Road Glenties, Annmarie Brennan Ardara, Francis Houston The Co-Op and Kathy Gildea Kilraine.

Good luck to the Naomh Conaill U-14 Girls team, their Managers and Mentors who travel to Edenderry, Co Offaly to take part in the All Ireland Feile this weekend 21st – 24th June. This is the second year in a row that the girls have qualified for the All Ireland Final. The Ladies board, managers and mentors of the team would like to thank everyone who has sponsored, Supported and helped out over the last few weeks in fundraising for the trip.

The U-8 Go Games is in Naomh Columba this Saturday 23rd June at 12 noon. Naomh Columba is hosts to Dungloe, Na Rossa and ourselves Naomh Conaill.

Well done to the U-14’s who are through to the League Regional Final are a very convincing victory last week against Aodh Ruadh. Naomh Conaill 4-14 1-05 Aodh Ruadh. They will now play Four Masters in the final. Next Wednesday 27th June they play Naomh Mhuire in the banks at 7.30pm in the U-14 Championship Division One.

The minors are away to Ardara next Wednesday 27th June at 7.30pm

The thirds are home this Saturday against Naomh Columba at 7.30pm.

The reserves and seniors are away to Glenswilly on Sunday 23rd June. The reserve game is at 1.30pm followed by the senior game at 3.00pm.

The Ulster Football semi final against Tyrone in Clones on Saturday 30th June will NOT be an All Ticket game. Only the Gerry Arthurs Stand will be ticketed. Names for tickets must be given to any of the senior board club officers before friday evening.

Glenties Notes 16th June 2012

All Ireland Champions:
Congratulations to the Glenties Scoil Mhuire Girls who had double success on the football field in the space of two days. They followed up their magnificent all Ireland win in Tallaght on Tuesday to clinch the Finn Harps Competition on Thursday. This means the girls have had a clean sweep in both Gaelic and soccer winning every competition they have entered. Well done to Amy Boyle Carr who was selected as ‘Player of the Tournament’ in Dublin. A fantastic achievement for all involved.

“Cash for Clobber”:
St. Riaghan’s “Cash for Clobber” collection is on Monday 18th June. Scoil Mhuire “Cash for Clobber” collection is on Wednesday 20th June.

Thanks to all who contributed to the recent Irish Cancer Society Collection. The amount raised was € 782.00.

Bike Week:
Bike Week is commencing on 16th June. Along with the weekly run Tír Conaill Gap Cycling Club will run a Fun Cycle Day. The club invite everyone, of all ages and levels of cycling that would like to get out their bike for a fun social run, to come along on Sunday 17th June at 3 p.m. and join them at the Community Centre. Why not make it a family day out? There will be a Barbeque afterwards in Costcutters Car Park.

Graveyard Sunday:
Mass will be celebrated in the New Graveyard, Glenties on Sunday 8th July at 3 p.m. Mass will be celebrated in Edeninfagh Graveyard at 3 p.m. on Sunday 5th August.

Fundraising Dance:
A fundraising dance in aid of Naomh Conaill Ladies and Fintown Harps will take place in Halla Baile Na Finne, Fintown next Sunday 17th June. Music is by The Regulators. Doors will open at 8 p.m. and music will start at 9 p.m. Admission is € 10. Get your dancing shoes on and support two local clubs.

Community Centre:
Bingo is held in the Glenties Community Centre Glenties, every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line is €50, every house is €100. Snowball Jackpot is €1800 on Tuesday 19th June on 45 numbers; if not won €300 will be paid out. In-house draws. Snooker every night from 6 p.m. except Tuesday. Anyone wanting to rent the Community Centre please contact 0872679321.

Winners on Tuesday 5th June at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties were – Fidelma Burke, Bruckless won € 300; Mary Gallagher and Mamie Mc Geehan won € 150 each; Anne Quinn, Anne Furey, Johnny Mc Cole, Hugo Mc Dyer, Glenties, Sean Maloney, Ardara and Josie Martin won € 100 each; Breege Gallagher, Rosbeg won € 60; Anthony Burke, Bruckless, Irene Langan, Cathy Connell, Portnoo, Mary Kennedy, Main Street, Bridie Boyle, Helen Mc Dyre, Letterilly, Annie Deane, Kilcar, Carmel Fitzgerald, Josie Martin, Sally Mc Guigan, Josie Martin, Miss Harkin and Josie Martin won € 50 each.

Naomh Conaill Club Notes 12th June 2012

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 2,4,10,17. Two prizes of €50 went to Michael Ward, Straboy and May Kennedy. Kilraine. Next weeks jackpot is €3,200.

There is a fundraising dance in aid of Naomh Conaill Ladies and Fintown Harps in Halla Baile Na Finne, Fintown this Sunday 17th June at 9pm. Doors open at 8pm. Music by The Regulators. Admission €10. So get on your dancing shoes and come and support two worthy local clubs.

The U-10’s Go Games Games blitz is in Naomh Mhuire (the banks) this Saturday 16th June at 12 noon. The two other clubs taking part in the blitz is Dungloe and Kilcar.

The U-12 Go Games League continues next Monday 18th June at 6.30 when Naomh Conaill are away to Ardara.
Good luck to the U-14 team who play Aodh Ruadh in the Division One League Regional Semi Final this Friday at 7.30pm in Donegal Town.

Both the reserves and seniors were beaten by St Eunans in the league at the weekend. The reserves lost 3-08 to 1-10 while the seniors were beaten 3-06 to 1-06.

Good luck to the Donegal team especially the Naomh Conaill lads when they take on Derry in Ballybofey on Saturday evening.