Local News: Letterkenny

Hope and Healing

Hope and Healing

A Conference for those bereaved or affected by suicide will take place in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 15th September. Speakers will include: Cindy O’Donnell - Pieta House, Christy Kenneally and Dr. Harry Barry. For further details please phone 086-3482080, 087-9644124 or contact Living Links on 087-9286007 or visit www.livinglinks.ie

CARA House

Courses for Adults will re-commence from Monday, 16th September. Courses include: Water Colours and Oils, Hobby Gardening and Spanish. For further information please phone 9123986 or 086-1223029.

Mass for Expectant Families

The annual Mass For Expectant Families will take place in St. Eunan’s Cathedral on Thursday, 12th September at 7.30pm. The celebrant will be Bishop Philip Boyce. There will be a blessing for the family awaiting new life, a special blessing for each mother and a small gift for each family. Everyone is welcome.

HSE Retired Group

The next meeting will be held in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Friday, 13th September at 6.30pm (Not on the first Thursday as usual).

Cathedral Choirs

With our Choirs resuming again after the Summer break, it’s a good opportunity to invite new members to join one of our four choirs in the Cathedral. The Cathedral Choir practice on a Wednesday evening and sings at the midday Mass on Sundays and other occasions. The Folk Choir sing at the 6.30 pm Mass on Sunday evenings. The Irish Choir sing on the first Sunday of the month at the 10am Mass. The Children’s Choir sing on the second Sunday of the month (Family Mass) at the 10am Mass. Please feel free to approach the choirmaster of your choice or contact the Parochial House on 074-9121021 for details.

CDP Courses and Classes

Letterkenny Community Development Project will soon be starting up their Adult/Community Education classes/courses. Names are now being taken for the autumn courses which are as follows: Cookery, Basic DIY, Machine Sewing. Courses will begin in early October and are part funded by the ETB (formerly VEC). Contact 074-9120633 for further details.

St. Eunan’s GAA Club

Well done to the U15 Boys team that captured the Ulster Óg Sport Gael title in Glen, Derry on Saturday. They defeated St Brigids (Antrim), Saul (Down) and Erin Gaels (Fermanagh) before defeating Clann Eireann (Armagh) 2-06 to 1-04 in the final. They are the first Donegal team ever to win the title. The U14 girls advanced to their county final after a good win over N. Mhuire in Dunfanaghy on Thursday night.

The U13 Boys Div. 1 footballers staged a late comeback to stun Buncrana in their league match. They are at home again next week to N. Padraig, Muff. The Div. 2 team beat Gaoth Dobhair last week and travelled to Fanad this week and are also at home next week against Milford.

Tickets are now on sale for our All-Ireland Football final tickets draw. Tickets are €5 each or 3 for €10 and are available from most club members.

Bridge Club

The Wednesday Bridge began last night, Wednesday, Sept. 11th at 7.30pm, and a class for New Beginners starts on Wednesday, 18th September at 7.30pm in the Mount Errigal Hotel.

Active Retirement Association

LARA will meet this Thursday, 12th September in the Pastoral Centre at 2.30pm. All members welcome.

Water Safety Classes

Irish Water Safety Classes will take place in the Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny. Registration from 6pm to 7pm on Sunday, 15th September. Classes will begin on Sunday, 22nd September at 6pm. Phone Mary on 086-3444976 for information.

Pioneer Meeting

The North Donegal Regional Pioneer Meeting will take place in the meeting room of the Church of the Irish Martyrs on Wednesday, 18th September at 8.30pm. All centres in the region are requested to be represented.

Young At Heart outing later this month

An outing for the Young At Heart Club members will take place on 24th, 25th and 26th September.

All interested please call at the Day Centre, Oliver Plunkett Road on Thursday, 12th September between 11am and 1pm.

Irish Language Courses

University of Ulster welcome applications for their part-time Irish Language Courses, Diploma at Magee (Derry) and Degree in Letterkenny. Please call (048)71675277 or email nm.mccaul@ulster.ac.uk for further information.

Pioneer Dance

The Annual North Donegal Regional Pioneer Dinner Dance will take place this year in The Lagoon, Termon on Friday, 18th October. 

Tickets will be on sale throughout the region in the very near future.  This year’s event will be attended by the Nation President of the Association, Robert Shannon.

Traditional Music Classes

Traditional music classes by Letterkenny branch of Comhaltas Ceolteoiri Eireann will recommenced on Tuesday in the Clanree Hotel. New members always welcome. Enquiries to 086-0805509 or 074-9124006.

Mini Mozarts Music for Kids

Letterkenny Regional Cultural Centre will hold “Mini Mozarts”, a series of music lessons where children enjoy music making while learning about the rudiments of music. Classes are for children that are in Junior infants, Senior infants and 1st class. Class times and payment options can be found on minmozarts.com or by phone/text on 087-2621656.


This month’s meeting takes place this Thursday, Sept. 12th from 7pm in Costa Coffee, new Dunnes Store car park. Theme is Ageing Actively.

Junior Toastmasters

Are you aged between 13-18 and interested in improving your communication skills? Well now is the perfect time to get involved in Junior Toastmasters. We will hold an information evening in the Mt. Errigal Hotel this Sundat, Sept. 15th at 5pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and why not bring a friend?! The club is open to secondary school students. For more dtails contact Emma Rose Callaghan, PRO (aged 15) with the support from adult mentors Karen murphy (086-6043040) and Conor Crossan (087-1332680).

Letterkenny Art Group

The Art Group will commence a 10-week Course of Oil, Watercolour and Acrylic classes on Thursday, September 19th in Loreto Convent, Letterkenny from 7.30pm. New to the group this year are Beginners classes and FETAC Level 5 (Painting).

New members are always welcome. This group is part funded by Donegal ETB (formerly VEC). For more details see www.letterkennyart.com or contact Joe on 086-3964170/074-9125082 or Betty on 087-3131690/074-9122406.

Man Utd. Supporters

There are still a few places remaining on the trip to the Arsenal match on November 10th weekend. Season tickets are now on sale for home games, please contact Liam on 087-6736967 for info on availability.

Rugby Dinner Dance

Munster, Ireland and Lions star Paul O’Connell will attend Letterkenny Rugby club’s annual dinner dance on Friday, September 20th in the Mount Errigal Hotel. Tickets are €50 or €400 for a table of ten.

A great night’s entertainment is guaranteed in the company of one of Ireland’s greatest rugby heroes.

For tickets and information contact: treasurer@letterkennyrfc.ie