Ballyshannon

Bingo

Bingo

Some winners at the BIG Friday night special in The Abbey Centre were. €950, T. Hoey. €250, C. Finnerty. €150, each

C. Granaghan. P. Dolan. E. Lawn. €100, S. Cunningham. BINGO as usuall Friday 5th July in The Abbey Centre at 9pm, more great money prizes on offer. Books €10 only.

Blessing of boats

The Annual Ecumenical Blessing of Boats will take place on Saturday evening at 8.30pm on the 6th July 2013 at The Mall Quay Ballyshannon. Everyone welcome to this annual event, weather permitting it is hoped to have boat rides to the Finner sandbanks after the blessing.

Ballyshannon and District Anglers Association

Due to inclement weather the Rogan Cup Competition had to be postponed on 23rd June. The first ‘leg’ now takes place this Sunday, 7th July on the Erne Estuary, starting at 10am. This competition is sponsored by Ballyshannon Credit Union. Members are requested to assemble before 9.30am at the Mall Quay. The competition is for the heaviest trout, and is open to junior members also.

Further information from James 0862362779, Pat 0863820803, or John 0833404336.

Fíor Céilí

Rossnowlagh branch of Cairde Rinnce Céilí na hÉireann are holding a Fíor Céilí in the Friary Hall, Rossnowlagh on Sunday 7th July 2013 at 9:00 pm with music by Céilí Time.

Active Retirement Group

There will be a Meeting of the Active Retirement Group in Kilbarron House on Monday 8th July, 2013 at 2.30pm.

SHS 20 Year Reunion

A gathering has been arranged in Dicey Reilly’s on Saturday 6th July from 8.30 p.m. for those who began in the Sacred Heart School, Ballyshannon in September 1988 and /or finished up there in June 1993. This includes those who were repeating their Leaving Cert. Teachers and other school staff from this period are also welcome to attend.

Championship and health screening

Aodh Ruadh go into senior and reserve intermediate championship this Saturday in Father Tierney Park. The opponents in both these quarter-final first leg encounters will be Buncrana. The reserve game throws in at 6pm and is followed by the senior game at 7.30pm. It’s a big day for the club and a good showing of home support would be a big lift to both sides.

Health Screening

Ballyshannon / Bundoran Primary Care Team and Community Health Forum in partnership with Aodh Ruadh invite everyone attending the championship games to avail of a free personal health screening.

The event takes place this Saturday July 6th between 5.30pm and 8.30pm in a specially erected marquee in Father Tierney Park. The screening will be performed by local HSE professionals and will only take a few minutes of your time and you will have your results immediately. Testing will take place for high blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) as well as high blood sugars for diabetes. Just to reiterate, this screening is FREE of charge and a great opportunity to check everything is in perfect working order.

This initiative is supported through Donegal Local Development Company Ltd’s, Goal One of the Local and Community Development Programme 2013. Further details on this health initiative are available on aodhruadh.org.

Cash for Clothes Collection

There has been a very good response to the Aodh Ruadh Juvenile Hurling Committee collection and they have extended the closing date to Monday 8th July, so you’ve another few days to get rid of any unwanted clothes, shoes, handbags you might have lying about the house. For any information contact Tara Keenaghan 086-3331903, Fionnuala Gillespie 087-6668634 or John Rooney 086-2587793.

Recreational football

Peter McKenna and Alan Sweeny are organising a recreational Gaelic football league. It is aimed at anyone in the Ballyshannon locality who would class themselves as casual players or those who haven’t pulled on the boots in a few years and would be interested in getting out for a bit of ball and a bit craic. The league is expected to commence shortly once teams have been finalised. If you are interested in entering a team or want to put your name down to be allocated to a team just text or call Peter (0879755466) or Alan (0868052816) with your details. Watch notes and the club Facebook page for further updates.

A summer of dancing

Sunday night dancing for July and August. Starting this Sunday 7th July at 9pm in Dorrian’s Imperial Hotel, Ballyshannon. Music by the Assaroe Céilí Band. Admission is €5 and supper is served.

Lotto

There was no winner of the €4,400 Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot last Sunday. The numbers drawn were 4, 5, 7, 12, 14 and 15. In the lucky dip €20 each went to: Gary Melly, c/o Pat’s Bar; Owen Roe O’Neill, East Port; Catriona Hennessy, Kildoney; Helen Danagher, College Street; and Trevor Mahon, Tullyhorky. Next draw is in the Bridgend on Sunday at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €4,500 so get out there and buy your ticket; if you’re not in, you can’t win!

The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: BORD NA NÓG.

The lotto team for Kernan’s Spar this Saturday is: SENIOR FOOTBALLERS.

Rally for life

Please join us as we travel to Dublin on Saturday, 6th July to attend the All Ireland Rally for Life at Parnell Square at 2.00 p.m. As this may be our last chance to show the Governmetn that we do not agree with the proposed legislation which will legalize abortion through all 9 months of pregnancy we would appreciate your support. A bus will leave Glenties at 8.00 a.m. on Saturday travelling via Ardara, Killybegs, Bruckless, Ardaghey and Donegal Town. Donations only. Families are welcome. To book contact Jim on 087 2606595 or Mary on 086 3871489.

Killybegs (extra)

Clean-ups in Killybegs

Clean-ups are still continuing every Wednesday at 7 pm, meeting at the Diamond. Come along if you can spare an hour or two. Ní neart go cur le chéile.

St Catherine’s Band Get Together

It has been decided at a meeting that a get-together of bands, past and present will take place on Sat 17th August in Killybegs in memory of the late Dinny Rowan. A further meeting to finalise the event will be held on Wed 10th July at 9 pm. Anyone who played in any of the bands or supporters are welcome to attend.

Killybegs Play Space

After many years of campaigning and negotiation, a contract has been signed for the provision of a children’s play area in Killybegs at a total cost of €176,000.

LEADER is providing 75% of the funding with 12.5% each (€22,000) coming from the Killybegs Playground Committee and Donegal County Council through the Members Fund and Development Fund.

The contract was signed on site on Friday and work is to commence soon.

History

St. Johnston

The Resource Centre in St. JohstonCentre is looking for old photographs of village life in St Johnston and Carrigans. People can have them copied or scanned. The centre is also inviting people to submit old stories or poems from yesteryear which can be added to a unique record of life in the area from years gone by.