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Glenties Notes 16th November 2011

The Late Packie Mc Dyer
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Monday 7th November 2011 of Packie Mc Dyer, Derries, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his son James’s home on Glen Road on Tuesday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday morning. Fr. Shane Gallagher celebrated Requiem Mass at 11 a.m. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing were by Kevin Herron, Anne Mc Dwyer and Breidín Boyle. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Packie is survived by his wife, Annie, daughter Rosaleen, sons, Thomas, Conal, James and John, sisters Nan Harkin and Barbara Breslin, brother James, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His brother Thomas J. predeceased him in August of this year, his sister Sally in September 2009 and a baby brother died in infancy.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 8th November were – Mary Gallagher, Portnoo won the Jackpot of € 400. Mary Furey, Mary Mc Gill, Hugh Gallagher, Mary Boyle, Burtonport, May Kennedy, Kilraine, Norah Gallagher, and M. Gillespie won € 100 each. Sadie Sweeney, Nancy Mc Gill, Margaret Melly, Maggie O’ Donnell, Margo Gallagher, Mary Ellen Bonner, Katie O’ Hara, Paula Hegarty, Fiona Gallagher, Mairead Gallagher, Killybegs, Isobel Mc Loone, Charlie Mc Carron, Dungloe, John O’ Donnell, Cathy Connell and Rose Mc Groarty won € 50 each. Paddy Campbell won € 35. Sinead Sweeney and Eileen Langan won € 25 each. Margaret Gallagher, Ardara, Teresa Molloy and Mairead Gallagher, Killybegs won € 20 each.

Big Bingo
There will be a Big Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 6th December 2011. Games 1 to 5 – Lines € 100, Full Panel – € 300, Game 6 – Line – € 100 and Full Panel – € 2000 Jackpot. Games 7 to 11 – Line € 100 and Full Panel € 300. Price of Books including Jackpot sheet is – Single € 25, Double – € 40. Extra Jackpot sheet costs € 5. Doors will open at 7.30 p.m.

Thank You
A Big Thank You to everyone who donated to the sponsored Free- Fall Parachute Jump in aid of Donegal Mountain Rescue and MS Society. € 700 was donated. Thank you all again from Paul Dawson.

Congratulations to Ciaran Boyle who recently graduated from G M I T Galway with a B.Sc. Honours Degree in Construction Management. Ciaran is a son of Hugh and Mary Ita Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties.

Congratulations to Brian Quinn who also graduated from G M I T with a B.Eng. Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Brian is a son of Bernie and Carmel Quinn, Kilkenny, Glenties.

Church Gate Collection
The Church Gate Collection taken up recently in aid of The Simon Community amounted to € 677.73. Thank you to everyone who contributed so generously to the collection.

Scrap Saturday – Scrap Metal Collection
A collection of scrap metal will take place at the Naomh Conaill GAA Grounds on Saturday 19th November. You can bring along your scrap, or to have scrap collected, please contact 087 6483685.

Fintown Harps A.F.C.
The recent Church Gate Collection amounted € 711.25. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the local community team.

Fintown Harps have organised a Draw for five Christmas Hampers. The Draw will take place on 11th December in Teach Jimí. Lines are € 2 for one line or € 5 for three lines and are available from any committee member.

‘Naíonra Baile na Finne’
Naíonra Baile na Finne will hold a Table Quiz in the Railway Bar, Fintown on Friday 18th November at 8.30 p.m. € 5 per person. Everyone is welcome. Spot Prizes.

Old Mobile Phones
If you have any old mobile phones lying about the house please leave them in Costcutters, Glenties or contact Kathleen at 087 6347972.

Fundraising Dance
Edeninfagh N.S. Fundraising Dance is on tomorrow night Friday 18th November in The Limelight, Glenties. Doors will open at 9.30 p.m. Music is by De-railed, Shaun Mc Monagle, B & J Sounds, Dara, Rockhill Ramblers, Purple Fall & Turbulent Eddy. Admission is € 10. Door Prizes and spot Prizes.

World Remembrance Day for Victims of Road Traffic Accidents
The 11 a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church Glenties next Sunday 20th November will be celebrated for the intentions of road traffic accident victims. The names of everyone who has died on the roads at home or abroad will be read out at the beginning of the Mass on that day. Relatives and friends of the deceased are invited to attend. Members of the emergency services are also invited i.e. Fire Brigade, Ambulance and An Garda Síochána together with the Road Safety Officer attached to Donegal County Council. The contact numbers for those who would like to have someone remembered at the Mass are – Anne 086- 2436849 and Rose – 087-2919830 or email

Naomh Conaill Notes 16th November 2011

Congratulations to the senior team and management on the winning the league for the for the second time in the clubs history last Saturday after beating Ardara in a league play off in Letterkenny 0-14 to 1-7.

The Strictly Come Dancing was a outstanding success last Saturday night in the Highlands Hotel. Congratulations to all the dancers who were all fantastic on the night and set such a high standard and a special congratulations to the winners Maria Craig and Dermott “Brick” Molloy and we would like to thank all the dancers who took part for all their time and deadication they give during the past few months. Great credit must go to the hard working committee and all their helpers for making it such a success on the night.

The club draw was held at the Strictly and the winners were 1st prize 1,000 Euro James Mc Dermott, Main Street Glenties, 2nd prize 42 inch TV Ann Marie Brennan, Ardara, 3rd prize Laptop Eamon Mc Gill, Fintown, 3rd prize Digital Camera, Sandy Mc Devitt, Glen Road Glenties and 5th prize of 100 Euro went to Auveen Gallagher, Ard Conall Glenties.

The club are holding a Scrap Saturday this Saturday so bring along your scrap metal to the club car park from 9am to 4pm. The club will take the following items for recycling irons, kettles, empty food cans, saucepans, cutlery, ironing boards, fire grates, sink tops, old cast iron baths, solid fuel cookers, food mixers, radiators, drink cans, mobile phones, fire places, old boilers and ranges, plumbers coppers, electrican wire, waste electirc equipment, aluminum, brass, copper, lead, cast iron, stainless steel, bicyles, go carts, lawnmowers, trampolines, garden gates, oil tanks, coal bunkers, gas heaters, golf irons, wheel barrows, cement mixers, old scaffolding, steel bars, sheep wire, fenching wire, old cars, car and tractor batteries, starter motors, engines, car radiators, wheel trims. The scrap will be removed by a reputable recycling company and all the money raised will be given to the club.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to John Mc Cool and Martin Joyce. The jackpot is 2,100 Euro.

There are 11 people left in Last Man Standing and the list is up on the club website of those remaining and the teams they have picked.

The AGM will be on Friday 25th November at in the clubhouse. Nominations and motion forms are availble from club officers and must be returned to club secretary Patsy Furey before Wednesday 23rd November.

The Minor Board AGM will be on this Friday night at 7.30pm in the clubhouse. There will be a excuetive meeting this Friday night in the clubhouse at 9pm.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 8th November 2011

Pauric O’Donnell triumphed in the competition played last Sunday by a huge seven shot margin. The 20 handicapper took advantage of the benign conditions to attack the course, settling for 20 points on the outward nine (including a blank) and then upping the ante coming home, birdying 10 and 14 en route to 25 points. Michael McGinley was a distant second but will be well pleased with his return to the podium. Seamus McDonagh will likewise be content with his third-placed finish.

There was no competition played last Wednesday due to the poor weather. Joseph Shovlin won the sponsors’ event on Guy Fawkes Day  with 45 points off 13 handicap. This converts to a round of 77 gross, a fabulous return for the big-hitting Narin golfer.

The club’s Gaeltacht team under the captaincy of Michael Naughton played their first matches away from home, picking up only one and a half matches against a formidable-looking Portsalon but an improved three and a half matches in Cloughaneely. The onus now is on the lads to maximise their advantage in the upcoming home matches and we wish them every success.

The draw for the Winter Matchplay will be made on November 20th and entries and fees payable (12 euro per pair) can be made in the Pro Shop.

Simon Thornton of Royal County Down is to be congratulated on regaining his full playing card for next season’s European Tour following his finish of 12th in the Challenge Tour Rankings. Simon is a regular visitor to Narin and Portnoo and has featured well in the Pro-Ams in which he has competed, finishing second in 2007 and third this year.


Saturday November 5: Sponsors’ Day

1. Joseph Shovlin (13) 45;

Sunday November 6: Sunday Stableford

1. Pauric O’Donnell (20) 45; 2. Michael McGinley (17) 38 b.o.t.; 3. Seamus McDonagh (13) 38; Twos: 4 balls


November 12: Ladies v Gents 10a.m.

November 13: 4BBB Stroke, open

November 16: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Cllr Terence Slowey Clinics November 12th 2011

Cllr Terence Slowey will be holding Clinics as follows:

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Kilclooney: Dolmen Centre 12.00 Noon

Rosbeg: Dawros Bay Hotel 12.30 p.m.

Narin: Annora’s 1.15 p.m.

Lettermacaward: Gweebara Bar 1.45 p.m.

Corr Point: Packies Bar 2.15 p.m.

Dungloe: The Corner Bar 2.45 p.m.

Doochary: Teach Gleann Ceo 3.15 p.m.

Fintown: Railway Bar 3.45 p.m.

Meenagolin: The Noble Bar 4.00 p.m.

Edeninfagh: Glen Tavern 4.30 p.m.

Glenties: Highlands Hotel 5.15 p.m.

Ardara: Nesbitt Arms Hotel 6.00 p.m.


Cllr. Slowey can also be contacted directly for a private appointment at:

Office: Tel: 074 9541830 or Mobile: 087 2242591


Glenties Notes 2nd November 2011

Big Country Night
A Big Country Night in aid of the Renal Dialysis Unit, Letterkenny General Hospital will take place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Saturday 19th November. Music is by ‘Off the Cuff’. Admission is € 10. Tickets are on sale locally or you can pay at the door.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Nancy Mc Grath, Meenahalla, Glenties, who died in The Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny last Sunday 30th October.

Naomh Conaill U-13s
History was made in the Naomh Conaill club last Saturday when the club won its first ever U-13 championship at Division 1 (A Grade). This was achieved by a 3-7 to 3-5 victory over St. Eunan’s Letterkenny at Pairc Taobhoige, Glenfin after a very exciting and tense final with the result in doubt right up till the end. Great credit for this must go to this very dedicated group of young players and their parents. The team is managed and coached by Seosamh Mac Ceallabhuí, who has to be highly commended for his Trojan and committed work with the youth of N. Conaill. Well done to all involved with the team.

Gallen / Boyle Wedding
Michelle Boyle and Paul Gallen were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday 14th October 2011. Michelle is a daughter of Phil and Bridie Boyle, Stranaglough, Glenties and Paul is a son of Danny and Susan Gallen, Aghyaran, Co. Tyrone. Fr. Shane Gallagher, Glenties assisted by Fr. John Gilmore, Aghyaran officiated and concelebrated Nuptial Mass. Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Laura Boyle and Caroline Kee, niece, Lauren Kee and sister-in-law, Belinda Boyle attended her. John Moss, friend of the groom was bestman. Donal Gallen, brother, Terence Gallen and Jason Byrne, friends of the groom were groomsmen. Mathew Madden, nephew of the groom and Ciaran Boyle nephew of the bride were pageboys. Readings were by Bridget Molloy, cousin of the bride and Fiona Gallagher, sister of the groom. Louise and Michael Madden, Ciara and Mairead Mc Devitt read Prayers of the Faithful. Bridie Boyle, mother of the bride and Susan Gallen, mother of the groom brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Bridget Molloy and John F. O’ Donnell. The reception was held in Harvey’s Point, and the honeymoon is being spent cruising.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 25th October were – Bernadette Gallagher, Frosses won the Jackpot of € 400. John Mc Cole, Brigid Mc Cabe, Frosses, Katie Mc Cole, Dungloe, Jean Boyle, Ardara, Julie Langan, Bridget Bonner, Fiona Gallagher, Kitty Ward and Margaret Mc Brearty won € 100 each.
Anne Davison, Burtonport, Faye Moore, Rose Boyle, Burtonport, Mary Boyle, Breege Boyle, May Kennedy, Anne Mc Hugh, Ardara, Philomena Mc Callig and Margaret Murray won € 50 each. Anne Quinn won € 40. Mary Mc Groarty and Maria Boyle won € 25 each.

Table Top Sale
There will be a Table Top Sale in the Glenties Community Centre, next Saturday 5th November from 12 until 4 p.m. Bargains for everyone, so come along and you may pick up one.

Congratulations to Irene Boyle, who recently graduated from N.U.I.G. with Honours Degrees in Sociological and Political Studies and Psychological Studies. Irene is a daughter of Pat and Barbara Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties.

Naomh Conaill Notes 30th November 2010

The Ulster Club Senior Final against Crossmaglen has being refixed for this Sunday at 2pm in Clones but as the weather conditions are not expected to improve during the week there is no guarantee the game will go ahead so supporters should check the club website (, local radio stations or Mc Glincheys for up to date information on the final.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 11,13,23,28. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Vincent Ward, Fintown and Mary Mc Mahon, Fintown. The jackpot now stands at 4.500 Euro.

The Night at the Races due to take place this Friday night in the Noble Bar, Fintown has been put back to Friday 17th December because of the bad weather.

Glenties Notes 25th November 2010

Naomh Conaill
Relive two of Donegal’s Famous Victories of ’92 on DVD at the Glen Tavern on Friday night 26th November at 9.00 p.m.  Special Guests and Spot prizes on the night.  Proceeds of the night will go to the “Naomh Conaill GAA Club” in search of Ulster Glory.

Thank You
The family of the late Annie Behan would like to thank all those who gave so generously to their recent ‘Coffee Morning’ in aid of Donegal Hospice.  The amount raised was € 3030.  Thank You.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 16th November were – Marian Ward won the Jackpot of € 400.  Frances Furey, Gerry Doherty, Patsy Martin, Paula Hegarty, Ann White, Mary Gallagher and Marie Boyle won € 100 each.  Pat Devenney, Anne Furey, Kathleen Gallagher, Jean Boyle, James Byrne, Hazel Staunton, Mary Mc Dermott, Eilish O’Donnell, Grainne Gallagher, Paula Hegarty, Bernie Fitz and Anne Byrne won € 50 each.  Brenda Reid, Marian Davison and Sally Mc Hugh won € 35 each.  Mabel Houston, Norah Gallagher, Mary Gallagher, Isobel Mc Loone, Fiona Gallagher and M. Clarkson won € 25 each.

Glenties Community Alert would like to thank you for your contribution to their recent Church Gate Collection in Glenties, which amounted to € 651.00.  They would also like to thank the people of Edeninfagh for their contribution, which amounted to € 99.00.

Naomh Conaill Notes 24th November 2010

All roads lead to Clones this Sunday as we wish our senior team and management the best of luck in their quest to make history and won the Ulster Club Championship for the first time. They face Crossmaglen the most sucesssful team in Ulster club football. This is the biggest day in the clubs history and we are expecting a big crowd of supporters to travel to the game and to maxamize our support and to create a better atmosphere for the team we would recommend all Naomh Conaill supporters go to the main stand and sit together between the halfway line and the town end goals. Throw in time is 2pm.

The club held a very sucessful Tea Party in the Highlands Hotel last Saturday night and we would like to thank everyone who put in so much hard work to make it such a great night and all the people that supported on the night.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 1,11,21,26. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Hazel Staunton, Portnoo and Gracey Trimble, Leitir. The jackpot now stands at 4,400 Euro.

The club are holding a Night at the Races in the Noble Bar, Fintown at 8.30pm on Friday 3rd December.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 24th November 2010

Paddy Boyle was the winner on a break-of-tie from Barney Cunningham with 34pts on Friday last in our local seniors society played over 16 holes. On the race for the Golfer of the Year, which will be decided on the best 4 cards, Barney Cunningham is on 25pts with Denis Carbery on 21 and Michael McGinley on 20. Our next outing is again this Friday 26th November with tee booked from 10 to 11a.m.

Our Wednesday and Sunday competitions were cancelled due to tempest and frost. Sunday’s turkey competition has been re-scheduled for this Saturday.

The North & West Coast Links Golf accepted the award for “European Golf Destination of the Year 2011” at The International Association of Golf Tour Operators annual Awards Ceremony in Valencia, Spain. Over 1,200 industry professionals from 60 countries attended the gala dinner to recognise and reward the exceptional contributions to the world of golf travel. Over 350 international golf tour operators from 52 countries across the world voted and initially selected 20 European golfing regions before whittling down the competition to just 6 finalists for the awards ceremony including Fife in Scotland (which includes the world famous Old Course at St. Andrews), the Czech Republic, Tenerife, Murcia in Spain and Lisbon in Portugal, along with North West Ireland.

Over the past few years the world’s most high profile destinations have won the coveted title, including Provence & Cote D’Azur, the Algarve, Andalucia, and Turkey.

North & West Coast Links Golf has grown from just 4 clubs to now being considered the premier golf marketing organisation in Ireland, through representation of 12 of the finest courses in Ireland, which include Ardglass Golf Club, Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portstewart Golf Club, Ballyliffin Golf Club, Portsalon Golf Club, Rosapenna Golf Links, Donegal Golf Club, Co. Sligo Golf Club, Enniscrone Golf Club, Carne Golf Links, Connemara Championship Links and of course, our own Narin & Portnoo Golf Club. So far this year, bookings have been up 40% for 2010 compared to 2009, ensuring a major golf tourism spend in this region.

Narin and Portnoo’s recent rise of 29 places in the Golf Digest Ireland rankings of Irish golf clubs has given us all further reason for good cheer as we approach the New Year and all associated with this progress are to be commended.

Saturday November 27th: Single stroke turkey
Sunday November 28th: Single stableford turkey
Wednesday, December 1st: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Glenties Notes 18th November 2010

Well Done
Well Done to Naomh Conaill senior team who are through to the Ulster Club Final against Crossmaglen on Sunday 28th November.

Guest Tea Party
Naomh Conaill Club is hosting a Tea Party next Saturday 20th November in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties at 8.30 p.m.  Following the party there will be a dance around 11.00 p.m.  Music is by Rambling Fever.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Seamus Hunter and family, Meenagrubby, Glenties on the death recently of his mother, Catherine Hunter, Carrigart.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Maggie Keeney, Tullyhoniver, Glenties on the death of her niece Marian Mc Gee, Falcarragh (nee Gallagher, Ardara), which took place last week.

Ionad Pobail Agus Spóirt Naomh Mhuire (Scoil Mhuire Gym)
The Gym is now available for hire for a range of various activities e.g. Sport, Drama, Dancing, Birthday Parties etc.  If anyone wishes to avail of the above venue, please contact John Mc Cann, Scoil Mhuire at 074-9551521 or Johnny Farren at 074-9551505 or 087-6613365.

Family Mass
The 11.00 a.m. Mass next Sunday 21st November will be celebrated as the Family Mass, for which the Children of the Parish will prepare the Liturgy.

Parish Social
The Glenties Parish Social for all the Senior Citizens of the area will take place on Sunday 5th December at 3.00p.m. in the Highlands Hotel.  The support of the Public would be very much appreciated from 5.30 p.m. onwards.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 9th November were – Ann White won the jackpot of € 400.  Nan Doherty, Carmel Fitzgerald, Glenties, Breege Boyle, D. Mc Carron, Maura Kilbane, Anne Furey, Micky Herron, Anne Kennedy, Kathy Connell and Jimmy Quinn, Brockagh won € 100 each.  Ann Caffrey, Letty Doherty, Sarah Brown, Claire Keeney, Johnny O’ Donnell, Ann Earley, Nora Mc Hugh, Michael Sweeney, Ardara, Anna Cannon, Anne Kennedy and Carmel Fitzgerald won € 50 each.

Sunday Collection Envelopes
Any New Parishioner who would like a box of envelopes, or any parishioner who has changed address since last year, should leave name and address in the Sacristy after any of the Masses or telephone the Parochial House at 9551117.

First Aid Course
Due to demand another First Aid Course will be starting in Áras Sheáin Bháin, Baile Na Finne early in January 2011.  For more information contact 9546071.