Laghey-Ballintra Local News

Fun Night in Laghey Parish Hall

Fun Night in Laghey Parish Hall

The annual Fun Night and BBQ will take place in Laghey Parish Hall this Friday 27th June at 7.30pm. Bouncy Castles, Football Competition, Duck Fishing, Kids Games and of course lots to eat at the Barbeque. Tickets available at €10.00 single adult and Family Tickets €25.00, children under 12 included in family ticket price.

Congratulations Young Pioneers

Congratulations to the following students from St. Eunan’s N .S. Laghey and St. Ernans N.S. Ballintra, who were enrolled as young Pioneers and received their Pins and Certificates: Annie McFadden, Clodagh Walsh, Daniel Brogan, Aaron Kilpatrick, Sarah Dorrian, Jessica Given, Chloe Kilpatrick, Rory McGloin, Eoin Timoney, Aaron Calvey, Eamonn McGrane, Joseph Barron, Chloe Timoney, and Luke Timoney, Well done to all.

Naomh Bríd Lotto Results

There was no overall winner of this week’s Naomh Bríd Lotto draw which was held in Jamesie’s Bar, Ballintra. The jackpot now stands at €2,150. The numbers drawn were 5,10, 18, 19 and 21. €25 winners were Liam Gallagher, The Sweeneys, Marian Mc Garrigle and Ruby Forde. Next week’s draw will be held in, on Monday 30th June in the Country Inn. Tickets are available from club members and selected shops at €2 or 3 draws for €5. Your support is greatly appreciated.

New Businesses in Laghey

Two new businesses have opened up in Laghey, a beauty salon and a hairdressing salon. Both are situated above Kee’s EuroSpar supermarket in the same premises as the former beauty and hairdressing salons. Sheer Beauty Salon has been started up by beauty therapist, Shauna McLean, while JC Styles Salon will be run by hairdresser, Jenna Carr. Good luck to them both and every success in the future.

Congratulations on First Year in Business

Congratulations to Yvonne Gallagher who recently celebrated her first year in business. The Flour Pot Café has helped give a new lease of life to downtown Laghey, especially after the closure of our local post office and we wish her every success going forward. Yvonne would like to thank all her family, friends and regulars for their support over the last year.

Storytelling Nights Returning to the Olde Castle Bar

After a successful 4 week run last summer, local author and storyteller, Keith Corcoran, is back in the Olde Castle Bar, Donegal Town, every Tuesday and Thursday night from 9.30pm to 10.30pm, with his own blend of Celtic tales, local humorous yarns, ghost stories, and a poem or sean nós song thrown in for good measure. There is no cover charge for this storytelling hour and is a sponsored initiative by Seoirse O’Toole and the Olde Castle Bar to offer a uniquely Irish cultural experience to visitors coming to Donegal Town this summer. If you have visitors or guests home on holidays, then this is something special for them to do.

Kilkenny-Carlow Summer Special Tour

Journey in Wonder Tours are back with a 3 day tour to Kilkenny and Carlow from Tuesday 22nd July to Thursday 24th July, which includes two nights dinner, bed and breakfast in the superb Hotel Kilkenny, daily leisure walks, free guided tour of Kilkenny Castle, music and dancing on the Wednesday night and Bus Bingo. Please contact Keith for further information. Bus pick ups available from Laghey and Ballintra.

Variety Concert in Laghey Parish Hall

A large crowd attended the fundraising concert in the Parish hall on Wednesday 18th June to raise money for a well in India. The concert was most enjoyable with a large variety of well-known artists.

Laghey Women’s Group

Laghey Women’s Group met in the Pantry Restaurant on Wednesday 4th June, or next meeting will be in the Flour Pot Café on Wednesday 2nd July at 11.00am. All welcome.

Bingo Night

Bingo every Sunday night at 9pm in St Brigid’s Community Centre, Ballintra.