Keadue Rovers Bingo: At last week’s bingo in Kincasslagh Hall, winners of the 100 euro house jackpots were Mary Bonner (Donaghey), Drumnacart, Annagry and Anne O’Donnell, Keadue. The club lotto was also drawn with the winning numbers 20, 11, 23 and 18. There was no winner of the jackpot. Runners up prizes of 50 euro went to Hannah Reynolds, Dungloe and Patrick Sweeney, Belcruit.
There was also a draw for 2 tickets to Celtic v Juventus Champions League tie at Celtic Park on 12th February and 100 euro spending money and the winner was Ben Black, Newmills, Letterkenny (grandson of Joan Rodgers, Meendernasloe).
Church of Ireland Dance: Church of Ireland Lettermacaward are having a fundraising dance in Elliott’s Lounge on Saturday, Feb. 9th starting at 9 pm. Come along for a night of good music and craic with family neighbours and friends.
Death: Deepest sympathy is extended to Dr Declan Bonar, Meenmore, Dungloe and the other members of the Bonar family on the death of their aunt Sr Frances Claire O’Donnell which took place in Dublin. Sr Frances Claire was a native of Kincasslagh. May she rest in peace.
Railway Walk: The first of this year’s fundraising events in aid of the new railway walk takes place on Sunday, 10th February after Mass at 12 midday. Registration takes place from 11.30am in the Community Centre with tea and refreshments served afterwards. This walk has been a huge success with hundreds of people using it daily. Come along and show your support.
Ecumenical Service: The annual Ecumenical Service took place in St Mary’s Church, Kincasslagh on Sunday evening, 20th January and was an outstanding success once again. The celebrants were Rev Fr. Pat Ward P.P, Fr. Matt McInerney, Rev. Tommy Allen, local Church Of Ireland Rector and Ms Margaret Boyd, lay reader. Sincere thanks to Fr Matt for planning the service, and delivering a most interesting homily and to the local ladies who served delicious tea and all kinds of goodies, tea scones etc in the local hall.
Community Alert: There was a good attendance at the meeting of the Burtonport Kincasslagh community alert group on Monday, 21st January. It was agreed to do a full survey of the parish, asking people who qualify under the criteria for panic buttons which connect to their phones. When the list is compiled an application will be made for grant aid for same. There are very useful components to burglaries in the county. Further information from Pat Crean, Tess Boyle, Nurse Ann Sweeney or any member of the Community Alert committee.
Sympathy: Deepest sympathy is extended to the sister and other relatives of the Brid McCabe, whose funeral took place in Frosses last week. Brid was well known and highly respected in this area when she lived at Cruit, Kincasslagh. Brid was housekeeper to the late Canon Hugh Bonar and remained in Cruit for ten years after Canon Bonar died in 1989.
S.V.D.P.: St Vincent’s thrift shop, Dungloe is this week holding a half price stock clearance sale.
Monthly Quiz: There was a reasonable attendance at the Monthly quiz in aid of Burtonport Festival which was held in McDaid’s bar on Friday. The winning team, “My Lidl Pony”, were Ciaran McBride, Caroline McGlynn and Geraldine Boyle with Patrick Bonner, Joe Greene and Eugene McGarvey as very close runners up. The quiz yielded a profit of 215 euro. Sincere thanks to Noreen McGarvey who acted as quizmaster and to Manus and Nora McDaid for the use of the premises, tea and sandwiches were provided. The next festival quiz takes place in O’Donnell,s Bar on Friday, Feb. 22nd. The quiz will be sponsored by John O’Donnell (Ann), Buses, Ranafast.
Sympathy: Deepest sympathy is extended to Ms Anthony and Mary Ward, Milltown, Burtonport on the death of Mary’s uncle Mr Eddie McDyer, Derries, Glenties which took place recently.
Cake Sale: A fund raising Cake and Home-Baking Sale will be held in Roshine National School on Sunday, February 10th at 11 am. Come along and show your support and enjoy some treats and goodies before lent begins.