It’s that time of year again when we begin to think of the Community Panto. It’s Sinbad the Sailor this year and auditions for the Chorus of Villagers, Islanders, Sailors and many more will be held at the Balor Theatre on Friday, September 13th at 7pm.
Juveniles aged 10 years and upward are sought. Adult Panto Readings will take place at the Balor on Sunday, Sept. 15th at 6.30pm.
The Secondary Schools Festival has been fixed for November 12th, 13th and 14th and it is hoped that the local secondary schools will participate.
The Late Sissy Harkin
The death took place recently of Sissy Harkin, aged 84 of Drumboe Cottages, Drumboe Stranorlar.
Sissy was a well known lady with a quiet disposition who was liked and respected by all who knew her. In her earlier years she worked as a seamstress in McGuickan’s factory in Ballybofey and in later years was a much sought after dressmaker who made and repaired clothes for many people in the locality.
A very devout lady, Sissy was a regular attendee of Mass until infirmity precluded her. Prior to her death, she spent some time in Letterkenny General Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar where she received great care and attention.
Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr. Kieran Mc Ateer in St. Mary’s Church, Stranorlar. During Mass, readings and prayers were read by Sissy’s friends and neighbours, Mary Henderson, Ann Marie McMenamin, Donna Griffin, Ann Lafferty and Margaret Griffin. Music and solos were by Rois Kelly, Castlederg.
After Mass the cortege made its way to Stranorlar Cemetery where interment took place.
Sissy is survived by her brother, Joe, Drumboe and many neighbours and friends who will miss her dearly. May she rest in peace.
‘Hope & Healing’ Conference.
Living Links will hold a free Hope & Healing Conference for those bereaved by suicide, in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town on Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Speakers on the day will include Cindy O’Connor, Pieta House, Christy Kenneally and Dr. Harry Barry. Gold Medalist Boxer for 2013, Jason Quigley will also make a special guest appearance on the day and MC will be Noel Cunningham. Admission is free, for further details please or to book please contact 086/3482080 or 087/9644124.
Planet Youth Open Night
Planet Youth are holding an open and registration evening this evening for the new club year for all primary and secondary level students and prospective volunteers. The open night will run from 6pm-8pm in the Planet Youth centre located in Unit 7 Dunfril House, Chestnut Road, Ballybofey. Free light refreshments will also be available on the night.
Legion of Mary Pilgrimage
The Legion of Mary annual pilgrimage to Knock will take place on September 29th. The bus will leave the church car park at 8am. For further details or to book please contact Anne on 087/2710621 or 9131794.
Family Enrichment Centre
The Family Enrichment Centre is facilitating a support group providing practical support for those people who experience difficulties with anger. The group will run every second Thursday from 10am until 12 noo starting today (Thursday). For more information contact 074 9131245.
The Family Enrichment centre also has a Counselling Service offering counselling for; individuals, couples or relationship counselling, young people and children.
The Active Retired Group will resume on Thursday, Sept. 19th of September. All welcome.
This wonderful six week course provides an opportunity for men and women to take time out to explore self-esteem in a safe and confidential environment. The course starts on Thursday, Sept. 19th from 7.30pm-9.30pm in the Family Enrichment Centre, Stranorlar. The cost is €6 per session and facilitator will be Kathy O’Connor.
A variety of Pilates classes suitable for all ages and abilities continues in the College Court, Ballybofey. For more information contact Samantha on 087 9555949.
Twin Towns Celtic Supporters Club
Names are being taken now for Champions League games with day trips and overnights available. Please contact Stephen on 0876256107 or 0868275143 or Andy on 0876843311 for more information. The club would like to wish James Shorty Long get well soon. Next club meeting is on Sept. 19th at 9pm in McKelvey’s Bar.
Donegal Hospice Coffee Day
A Coffee Day will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19th from 11am to 3pm at the home of Louie Taylor, Carrickshandrum, Killygordon. Everyone welcome.
Coming up in The Balor
Josh Ritter appears at the Balor on Sunday, December 15th
Historic photo exhibition
Crossroads and Killygordon Enterprise (CAKE) is looking for copies of any old photographs or film footage of people, places or events in the area for an upcoming photo exhibition. If you, or anyone you know, have old photographs/film footage that would be of interest, then contact 087 7991097. Alternatively, you can email old photos, preferably high resolution, to email@example.com
Robertson NS Reunion
A reunion is being organised to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stranorlar Robertson National School being built in it’s present location and opened in 1963.
If you or someone you know has old photographs and/or memorabilia then please get in touch. Photographs will be returned to the owners once we get them scanned. The reunion is being planned for 11th /12th October.
If you or anyone you know attended the either the old or the new Robertson National school and are interested in attending the reunion, then please get in touch. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org