Twin Towns

Twin Towns
Gold for Jason the new European Champion: Well done and congratulations to Jason Quigley who was crowned Senior European Boxing Champion in Minsk. Jason didn’t have an easy run to the final having to get past the two top seeds but he did it in style and all in the Finn Valley would like to wish him well.

Gold for Jason the new European Champion: Well done and congratulations to Jason Quigley who was crowned Senior European Boxing Champion in Minsk. Jason didn’t have an easy run to the final having to get past the two top seeds but he did it in style and all in the Finn Valley would like to wish him well.

Meenreagh Social Centre: A Bonfire Night Dance on Sunday the 23rd of June. The bonfire will be at 9.30pm and followed by dancing from 10.00pm to 1am. Music is by Country Highways and refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome.

B & S Tidy Towns Poster Competition Winners: B&S Tidy Towns would like to congratulate Michael Curran, Pete Byrne and Shauna Duddy all students from St. Marys N.S. who won prizes in the recent Poster Competition. Thanks also to B&S Credit Union who sponsored the prizes for the competition.

Cardio Ceilidh: Cardio Ceilidh continues in Kee’s hotel, Stranorlar every Wednesday evening at the new time of 8pm. The ceilidh is suitable for beginners and no dance experience is necessary. All welcome.

BASICC Events Calendar: For those organising any community/charity events, please contact BASICC and we will advertise it on the Events Calendar in the ballybofeystranorlar.com website. For further information please contact the following, BASICC: on 074/9190909 or Email: ballybofeyandstranorlar@gmail.com Chamber of Commerce: 074 0132377; Email:twintownschamber@eircom.net

T.T. Celtic Supporters Club: Club merchandise will soon be available. A big thanks to McKelvey’s Bar, Ballybofey for their kind sponsorship. Tickets are now on sale for the TTCSC Annual Draw 2013 with €600 in prizes. 1st €300. 2nd €200. 3rd €100. Tickets are €2 or book of 3 for €5. Thanks to North West Forest Services for sponsorship of the 1st Prize. The draw will take place on the 21st of July and tickets are available from any club member. The TTCSC AGM will take place on Thursday the 20th of June 2013 at 8.00pm in Pat Bonner’s Corner Bar. Everyone welcome.

Donegal Chamber Music Society: Donegal Chamber Music Society in association with Glenveagh National Park presents “Serenades & Dances” with the Donegal Camerata String Quintet in the Drawing Room at Glenveagh Castle on Friday 14th June. The String Quintet will perform a colourful programme consisting of popular classical pieces. Tickets can be booked in advance only, tickets for the concert will be not on sale at the door. For booking contact: An Grianán Theatre Box Office on 074/9120777

Abbey Well Prayer Service: A short community prayer service will take place at the site of the Holy Well Wood, Drumboe on Sunday the 23rd of June at 3pm. The holy well serviced Drumboe Abbey which was located in the adjoining field up until the 1640’s and was visited by many historical figures such as St. Eunan and Red Hugh O’Donnell. This site is of great historical significance and many locals and people from farther afield visit the well on a regular basis to the present day. Those wishing to attend the service are advised to wear comfortable footwear. All welcome.

Pre Marriage Courses: Pre-marriage courses are scheduled to take place on the 22nd of June and the 10th of August in Kilmacrennan Pastoral Centre. To register contact 087/9499741.

Free Equality and Peace Building Seminar: For those interested in equality and/or peace building, the Community Workers Cooperative and Donegal Network will hold a seminar on Tuesday the 2nd of July in Letterkenny. The seminar aims to explore the links between peace building and equality. Niall Crowley will be the keynote speaker. Niall was chief executive officer of the Equality Authority in Ireland, from its establishment in 1999 until 2008. The seminar will also be addressed by Hilary McCollum, Project Manager of Donegal CWC’s Collective Action for Positive Peace project. The seminar will be followed by the first meeting of the Border Peace and Equality Forum, a cross-border network which aims to strengthen work on equality and peace-building on both sides of the border.

Aranderg C.C.E.: Please keep free the last weekend in June (27th -30th) as the Aranderg C.C.E. are hosting the County Fleadh in Castlederg. This promises to be a great weekend of music, song, dance and craic. All welcome. Watch this space for updates on events that will be taking place during the fleadh. For queries and further information please contact Annemarie on (0044) 78/54986238.

Text Alert: A reminder that the Twin Towns Text Alert Scheme is still up and running. If you come across any suspicious activity, counterfeit notes, shoplifting, vandalism etc.... please contact either the Chamber of Commerce Office (074 9132377) or BASICC (074 9190909) and we will circulate the information via text message to alert other businesses. If you want to be included in the text alert notifications please email ballybofeyandstranorlar@gmail.com with your mobile number and business name.

Coming up in The Balor: Cara Luft plays the Balor on the 12th of June. Cara is one of the standout artists on the Canadian folk/roots scene. Cara is steeped in folk and traditional roots music from birth yet willing to bend genres and stretch boundaries with breathtaking results.

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