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Glenties Notes 10th December 2014

Variety Concert:
A Christmas Concert, featuring the children from Scoil Mhuire, Kilkenny and Drimnacrosh National Schools with their play “Children of the World” and other local artists, will be presented by Glenties Community Action Group in the Community Centre on Friday 12th December at 8 p.m. Admission is €5.

Christmas Craft and Market Fair:
A Christmas Craft and Market Fair will be held in the Community Centre Glenties on Sunday 14th December from 11 a.m. -7p.m.; this is where various stalls show their crafts and goods for the Christmas season. There will also be a refreshment stall selling tea, coffee and home bake.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo held in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9pm.

Snooker room open Monday to Friday from 4pm to 10pm. Saturday, Sunday 10am to 10pm

Tai Chi:
Tai Chi Wednesday night 8pm -9.30pm.

New CE Scheme:
New CE scheme started on 22nd September 2014, any one willing to start contact 0879695053 for more details. FAS criteria apply.

Bowls on Monday nights..

Drama Classes:
Vanessa Mc Fadden children’s drama classes started Thursday 6th November 2014 from 5pm-7pm

Christmas Wonderland:
Christmas Wonderland takes place over two weekends in the cells – Friday 12th December, Saturday 13th Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st December. Hot chocolate, mince pies, tea / coffee will be available in the refreshment room Admission is € 5.

Saint Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal.
The S.V.P.Christmas Church Gate Collection will be held before all Masses next weekend Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th December. Please support this very cause.

Message from St.Connell’s Museum:
“Halloween Haunted House at The Museum”. As there seems to be some miss – information going around in relation to the monies received for this, the total receipts for the four nights were € 1, 310, out of which the Youth Club got € 250 for the excellent work they did, and the balance of € 1, 060 was divided evenly between the Glenties Community Action Group and St. Connell’s Museum, each getting € 530. I hope this clears up any misunderstanding there is. We would like to thank you all for your support.” Signed: Aidan Campbell, Secretary, St. Connell’s Museum and Heritage Centre Society.

Message from Maria Rafferty:
Christmas blessings and gratitude from ‘Shop N Share’. Four years later and our little shop in Glenties is continuing to operate and to keep Semaria street children in Jimma, Ethiopia up and running, also reaching out to even more very disadvantaged people. We also provide shelter and food for 15 old homeless people in the same town and two young men are finishing their education thanks to the generosity of our small area in Donegal. All our volunteers give of their time freely and all our money goes directly to our charity. They would like me to extend their gratitude and blessings to each and everyone who supports our cause in any way. Christmas can be a lonely difficult time for so many people, but we bring love, care, and help that mean so much to the above mentioned people. Please continue to support us, if you can, and you are always welcome in our little shop. Rath Dé oraibh go leir agus Nollag Shona. Maria and the team.

Christmas Lights Quiz:
Glenties Community Action Group would like to thank everyone who supported the fundraising table quiz for the Christmas Lights, which raised € 650, thanks to the sponsors of spot prizes & donations, & to Kennedy’s Bar.

Golden Wedding:
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Campbell, Silverhill, Glenties, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently and best wishes for many more years together.

Bravery Award:
Congratulations to Garda Grainne Mc Loone, who received a Bravery Award recently, along with other Gardaí, who rescued a boy from the sea. Grainne is a daughter of Conal and Mena Mc Loone, Glen Road, Glenties.

Class Reunion 1989 – 1994:
St. Columba’s Comprehensive School Class Reunion 1989-1994 will take place on Sunday 28th December, for further details & tickets contact Donna Mc Gettigan or Fr Adrian Gavigan ‘ 087 698 4508 or Marita Ryan, née Gallagher ‘ 087 121 8393.

Glenties Notes 3rd May 2012

First Holy Communion
Congratulations to the boys and girls from St. Riaghan’s, Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire, who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday last.

Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 24th April were – Rosaleen Melly won € 300; Cathy Connell, Nancy Dorrian, Terence Breslin, Rosemary Whelan, May Kennedy, Ann Marie Cunningham, Sally Mc Callaig, Sally Mc Hugh and Michael Doherty won € 100 each; Emer O’ Donnell won € 60; Donal Brennan, Breege Roarty, Anne Moy, Hannah Sweeney, Fidelma Burke, Marian Ward, Maggie O’ Donnell, Mary Mc Dermott, Catherine Ferry and Sarah Mc Glynn won € 50 each; Anthony Burke, and Eileen Gallagher won € 25 each.

Class of ’75 Reunion
The Comprehensive School Class of 1975 Reunion is confirmed for Friday 3rd August 2012. Full details will be available on and

Community Employment Scheme
General workers are wanted for Tidy Towns Community Employment Scheme commencing in mid June; FÁS criteria applies; Contact 086-1209524.

Important Public Meeting
There will be a Public meeting on Friday 4th May in the Community Centre, Glenties starting at 8 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is, to get the views of the Community on changing the date of the Harvest Fair Day from the 12th September to the 2nd Saturday in September, thus having the Fair on a weekend every year, enabling people who are away from home to come home for the fair.

The Late Annie Maguire
Fr. Shane Gallagher celebrated Requiem Mass on Wednesday morning 25th April 2012 for Annie Maguire (wife of the late Packie Maguire, Glen Road, Glenties) and their son, Patrick Hugh, who predeceased her. Annie died on 10th November 2011 and her Ashes and her son’s were brought home for burial with her husband. Family members did the Readings and Prayers of the Faithful. She is survived by one daughter Ann, sons, Barney, Kevin, Danny and Eugene, grandchildren, in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Another son, Jimmy, also predeceased her.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Helen Mc Dyre and family Letterilly, Glenties, on the death of Helen’s mother, Mary Boyle, Drimladrid, Lettermacaward, which took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Monday 2nd April; also to all the relatives and friends.

The Donegal Branch of the Diabetes Federation wishes to thank everyone who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection. The amount raised was € 670. Your support is greatly appreciated.

The Multiple Sclerosis Church Gate Collection held recently amounted to € 685. A very sincere thank you to all who contributed so generously.

The recent Irish Kidney Association Church Gate Collection amounted to € 800. Thank you to everyone who made a contribution.

St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Class of ’75 Reunion

The Comprehensive Class of 75 reunion is now confirmed for Friday 3rd August 2012.

It would be much appreciated that if anyone has photographs from this era, they would forward them by email to or by post to Leonard Breslin, 6 Dolphin Avenue, South Circular Road, Dublin 8. If posted, photographs will be retained and returned safely to senders.

In order to confirm your attendance at the reunion, which will include a 4-course dinner in the Highlands Hotel, the cost of which is €35, payment should be made to a dedicated bank account which has been set up for this purpose. When making payment, please ensure that the bank records your name so that we can track and maintain accurate records of all payments.

Account details required for payments made within the R.O.I. are as follows:

Bank Sort Code: 98 – 51 – 20
Bank Account No: 10418785

If paying outside the R.O.I, the following details are required in addition to the Bank Sort Code and Account Number (detailed above):

IBAN No: IE94ULSB98512010418785
Swift / BIC Code: ULSBIE2D

We would appreciate if payments could be made before the 30th June to facilitate the organisation of the reunion.

Class of '75 Reunion

St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties, Class of 75, will take place in Glenties on Friday 3rd August 2012 – further details will follow.

If interested in attending, please contact one of the following committee members:

Glenties Notes 2nd June 2011

Bluestack Challenge for Special Needs
Brigid Kee, Rosemary Dewhirst (Ward), Martina Rodgers and her sister Noreen Kelly did the 40k Walk for Special Needs on June 18th. Now they are looking for your help to collect funds for this worthy cause. If you have any unwanted clothing, adults and children’s, paired shoes, hats, scarves, belts, curtains and linens they would be delighted to get them, so they can exchange them for cash. Bags may be left at the Community Centre, Glenties on Saturday evening 2nd July from 6. 00 p.m. until 8.00 p.m. or ring Brigid on 9551824 / 087 9276415.

Irish Water Safety Weeks
This year there will be two Water Safety Weeks held in Narin – Portnoo. The dates are 25th to 29th July and 1st to 5th August. Swim Classes will take place at Narin strand, and water safety classes will be held off the pier in Portnoo. Everyone is welcome for what is always a great experience of sea swimming, with excellent instructors, and a good opportunity for young people to work for another water safety badge. Registration will take place on Monday 25th at 10 a.m. at the beach and all information about times of classes etc. will be given then.

Mc Donnell Sports Coaching
Summer Sports Camp for children aged 6 – 13 years will be held in the Gym behind Scoil Mhuire Glenties from Monday 11th to Friday 15th July from 11.00 a.m. until 2.00 p.m. The cost is € 30. Sports include Football, Basketball, Rounders, Kickboxing, Jujitsu, Gymnastics and Athletics. Guest Coaches will be present. Please call in advance to book your place as we need to know what number to expect. Phone Aoife Mc Donnell on – 087 1245587.

Final Call for 40th Reunion of Comprehensive School years of 1969,’70, ’71 and ’72:
Unless more than 120 people have booked or confirmed by June 30th, that they are going to attend the Reunion, this event will not take place. The planned Itinerary for the Event is – Saturday 30th July, a Wine Reception at the School at 7.00 p.m. and a Get Together with teachers and friends from the past. At 8.30 p.m. there is a Buffet and Dance in The Highlands Hotel. Price per person is € 15. It would be greatly appreciated if those interested would contact any of the following – Shirley Baskin (Morris), 087 9701302, Gerard Slowey – 087 2467969, Mary Ita Boyle (O’Donnell) – 087 9038263, Stephen Mc Cahill – 087 2424590 or any committee member. See Ardara and Glenties Websites.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Martina Molloy and family, Mullanmore, Glenties, on the death of Martina’s mother, Una Floyd, Dunkineely, which took place recently.

Church Gate Collection for Donegal Hospice
The Annual collection in aid of Donegal Hospice will be taken up before all the Masses, next weekend – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July.

The recent Irish Cancer Society Church Gate Collection amounted to € 890. Thanks to everyone who made a donation, for your very generous contributions.

Glenties Theatre Workshop
This year our Musical will be Footloose. We need people for the adult cast and youth chorus, dancers (mostly male) and a choir; so if you know of anyone who would be interested, please ring one of the following numbers – John – 087 7630427 or Shauna – 087 9704647. Details on our facebook page – Glenties Theatre Workshop

St Columbas Comprehensive School Reunion 1969, 1970, 1971 & 1972

On the 30th of July of the August bank Holiday Weekend in 2011 former Classes from the Comprehensive School of 1969, 1970, 1971 & 1972 will come together to celebrate around 40 years since they entered the doors of the Comprehensive School in Glenties.  As this is a combination of four different years we are anticipating a very special occasion.  As people from those years have spread all over the world it may be difficult for us to contact all so we are asking each individual past pupil from those years to contact some of the Committee by way of e-mail or telephone  to confirm attendance.  Please contact us now to ensure this event takes place.

Ann (Byrne) Moy – 086 8588530 –
Shirley Baskin Morris – 087 9701302
Michael McCole – 087 2305833
Donal Haughey – 086 2341061
Paul McHugh – 074 9541860
Gerard Slowey – 087 2467969
Mary Ita (O’Donnell) Boyle 087 9038263
Bernie (Keeney) Burke – 074 9551524
Pauline (Boyce) McGill – 074 9551981
Mary (Gavigan) Breslin – 087 3180396
Stephen McCahill – 087 2424590
Daniel Ward – 087 1304485