Community News Section -
Letterkenny

Community News Section -
Letterkenny
Mary’s Meals: Mary’s Meals Letterkenny Support Group will launch ‘Step By Step To Feed A Child’ on Wednesday 17th April in Arena 7 Leisure Centre, Letterkenny at 9pm. ‘Step by Step to Feed a Child’ Invites people to join us for a Sponsored Walk (or any part of it) from Malin Town to Knock Shrine this August. The walk will be completed over nine days. The aim of ‘Step by Step to Feed a Child’ is to raise awareness of Mary’s Meals and to raise some funds. Mary’s Meals is an international charity that sets up school feeding projects in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education. They provide meals in places of education so that the children are attracted to the classroom. Over 730,000 children receive Mary’s Meals every school day in 16 countries - including Malawi, Liberia, Haiti, India and Kenya. The average cost to feed a child for a whole school year is €12.40. Please contactus on 086-8214024 or letterkenny@marysmeals.ie.

Mary’s Meals: Mary’s Meals Letterkenny Support Group will launch ‘Step By Step To Feed A Child’ on Wednesday 17th April in Arena 7 Leisure Centre, Letterkenny at 9pm. ‘Step by Step to Feed a Child’ Invites people to join us for a Sponsored Walk (or any part of it) from Malin Town to Knock Shrine this August. The walk will be completed over nine days. The aim of ‘Step by Step to Feed a Child’ is to raise awareness of Mary’s Meals and to raise some funds. Mary’s Meals is an international charity that sets up school feeding projects in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education. They provide meals in places of education so that the children are attracted to the classroom. Over 730,000 children receive Mary’s Meals every school day in 16 countries - including Malawi, Liberia, Haiti, India and Kenya. The average cost to feed a child for a whole school year is €12.40. Please contactus on 086-8214024 or letterkenny@marysmeals.ie.

Conwal & Leck Gathering: Parish of Conwal and Leck celebrates ‘The Year of Faith’ and ‘The Gathering’ at the Mass Rock, Rodger’s Burn, Glencar. To mark ‘The Gathering’ in Letterkenny and the Surrounding Areas, we will celebrate Mass at the Mass Rock, Rodger’s Burn, Glencar on Friday 2nd August at 7pm. We are currently looking for names, addresses or emails for Priests, Sisters, Brothers and Lay Missionaries serving at home or abroad or who are now retired. Please forward names etc. before Sunday 28th April to the Parish Council, Parochial House, Letterkenny or email the Parish Council at: conwalandleckpc@gmail.com.

Alzheimer’s Support Group: A meeting of the Letterkenny Alzheimer’s Support Group will take place at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 16th April at the Cheshire Apartments, Long Lane, Letterkenny. For further details contact the Alzheimer’s Branch office on 074-9722795.

Swilly Seals Table Quiz: Swilly Seals Swimming Club, Letterkenny, is holding a Quiz Night in Arena 7 on Tuesday 16th April at 9:30pm. Everyone welcome to come along.

Spring Clean: National Spring Clean Month runs in April. We invite people to get involved in the preparation for the first visit of the Tidy Towns adjudicators in June. Free refuge bags are available from Letterkenny Town Council, Neil T. Blaney Rd.

Knock Pilgrimage: All Parishioners are invited to a special Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Saturday 20th April. There is a full programme organised for Adults, Teenagers, Children and all the programmes are running separately on the day. These programmes begin at 10:45am and finish with Mass, Blessing of the Sick, Eucharistic Procession and Benediction at 3pm. Archbishop Brown, our Apostolic Nuncio will be the main celebrant. Children’s Adoration for Ireland will be launched also.

Saint Eunan’s College 5k: Walk, Run . . . Have Fun!! The St. Eunan’s College 5k will take place on Tuesday 23rd April at 7:30pm. Registration will take place from 6pm in the Recreation Hall. Entry fee: €5. Family Concession: €15. Everyone welcome.

Young Pioneers: The annual Presentation Mass for Young Pioneers and those wishing to receive gold and silver pins will be held on Tuesday, 14th May at 7:30pm in St. Eunan’s Cathedral. Anyone who has been a member of the Association for 40, 60 and 70 years is also entitled to a special diploma. Please contact Joe on 085-1269238, Michael on 087-6774618 or Geraldine on 087-7962045.

Columban Pilgrimage: The 11th Annual Columban Pilgrimage will visit Northern

Ireland from 11th to 16th June. Spiritual Director: Fr. Eamonn Kelly. The Pilgrimage will include: Slemish, Armagh, Benburb, Rostrevor, Lough Erne, Clonard Monastery, Belfast etc. For further enquiries please contact: Peadar on 074-9121287 or John on 087-2531562.

Letterkenny Residents Association: The next meeting of the LRA takes place tomorrow, Tuesday April 16th in the Station House Hotel at 8pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Beechwood Residents: A meeting of Beechwood residents takes place tonight, Monday April 15th at 8pm in O.N.E.T. House, Beechwood. All welcome.