(09-05-13) Local News: Killybegs

Eucharistic Adoration in Killybegs: A number of events will be held over the coming months to celebrate 25 years of Eucharistic Adoration in Killybegs. Since it started in 1988, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament has taken place in the parish for 30 hours every week, from 6pm on Sundays continuously until midnight on Mondays. Describing the practice as “a remarkable testimony to the faith of the people”, parish priest, Fr Colm Ó Gallchóir, announced at the weekend that events to mark the silver jubilee will begin on Corpus Christi, Thursday, May 30th, at 7pm when a Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated with a special ritual of remembrance for deceased members, followed by refreshments in the Parish Office.

Eucharistic Adoration in Killybegs: A number of events will be held over the coming months to celebrate 25 years of Eucharistic Adoration in Killybegs. Since it started in 1988, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament has taken place in the parish for 30 hours every week, from 6pm on Sundays continuously until midnight on Mondays. Describing the practice as “a remarkable testimony to the faith of the people”, parish priest, Fr Colm Ó Gallchóir, announced at the weekend that events to mark the silver jubilee will begin on Corpus Christi, Thursday, May 30th, at 7pm when a Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated with a special ritual of remembrance for deceased members, followed by refreshments in the Parish Office.

A commemorative medal is to be struck and a small booklet produced recording the history of the Eucharistic Adoration in Killybegs. An unusual aspect will be the celebration of Mass at each of the known Mass Rocks in the parish, beginning on Wednesday, June 5th at Carrickataggart and concluding with Mass at Croaghlin Mass Rock on Thursday, August 15th.

In the interim, Masses will be celebrated at the Mass Rocks at Meenahooghan, Ballysallagh, Gortnagoland, Drumanoo, Meenacunningham and Lisnaclaya. The annual Graveyard Mass will be celebrated in Scáthlán Mhuire on Friday, July 26th, and, as a special homage to the patron saint of Killybegs, Mass will be celebrated at St Catherine’s Well, adjacent to St Catherine’s Church, on

Wednesday, August 21st.

Killybegs Employment Project: A new FÀS Community Employment Project will begin in the Killybegs, Dunkineely and Inver areas in July. Personnel are currently being recruited for office administration, youth supervision and general maintenance work. Anyone over 25, unemployed and interested, should call Colin or Ann Marie on 074 9731666, call to the office at the Foresters Hall, Killybegs, or email your expression of interest together with your CV to kepltd1@eircom.net

CLG Na Cealla Beaga: The U-14 Boys team had a good win against Naomh Columba on Monday evening on a scoreline of N Columba 3-1, Na Cealla Beaga 2-12 . Also on Monday, St John’s minors lost their last league game away to Dungloe. On Sunday, the ladies lost to St. Naul’s, the senior team lost at home to St Michael’s, 0-8 to 1-11, and the reserve team had a good win against St Michael’s, 0-12 to 0-10. The seniors are due to play St Eunan’s away on Sunday at 3.00 and the reserve game at 1.30. U8 training will be held on Thursday at 6.00 in Fintra, U10 training on Wednesday at 6.00 in Fintra, U12 training Saturday at 10.30 in Fintra, U14 girls training Tuesday at 5.30pm in Fintra.

Special Olympics Club: The next Atlantic Special Olympics Club sports morning will be in the Foresters’ Hall, Killybegs, on Saturday, 27th April. Juniors 10am - 11am. Seniors 11am - 12.30pm.

Bluestack Challenge: Harvey’s Point Bluestack Challenge 2013 walk on Saturday, 8th June. Seewww.hpbc.ie or telephone 074-9740828.

St Catherine’s FC: Lucky Numbers drawn on Thursday April 18th were 4, 6, 7, 13. There was no winner. Consolation prize winner was Brid McGuinness Next week’s jackpot will be E1,310.

Marriage Care: Accord, Donegal Town, is currently recruiting counsellors for its Associate Counsellor Training programme. Application forms and information leaflets can be downloaded at www.accord.ie/joining accord/becoming a counsellor/associate counsellor programme.

Lunch: The Millennium Room Training Restaurant at the School of Tourism is now open Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays. Booking is essential. Tel 9186600.

Active Age Group: The Foresters Active Age Group meets every Wednesday at 3pm in the Foresters Hall. Swimming on Thursdays at the Central Hotel, Donegal Town. Many enjoyable activities and amusements or just meet your friends for tea and a chat.

Fun Night Out: Killybegs Women’s Group is hosting a social evening in the Tara Hotel on Friday, 24th May. There will be a four-course meal, some fashion and plenty of humour - all for E20. To book, telephone 087-2943065 or 087-9110609.

Grow Meetings: Are you feeling isolated, depressed, anxious or feeling a bit low? Then Grow may be of help to you. Grow is a self-help group, non-denominational and strictly confidential. Meetings are held in Niall Mór Centre, Killybegs every Thursday at 7.30 pm or in Donegal Day Hospital on Tuesdays at 8 pm.

Citizens’ Information: An outreach session of the Citizens Information Service is held every Monday from 9am to 1pm in the Niall Mór Community Centre, Killybegs. No appointment necessary.

Have You an Item?: Anyone wishing to have an item included in the Killybegs Notes should contact Tony at 074-9731400 or 087-242 3737 or email: tonyocpr@gmail.com no later than 6pm on Mondays for inclusion the following Thursday.