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Local News from Letterkenny

Paul McGovern

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Paul McGovern

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Local News from Letterkenny

Local news from Letterkenny

Social

A Social for the Young at Heart Club will be held in the Social Centre, Oliver Plunkett Road, today, Tuesday the 26th of February at 8pm. This social will be hosted by the Charismatic Prayer Group.

Donegal Irish Wheelchair Association Quiz

There will be a Table Quiz on Friday the 8th of March at 8:30pm in Nora’s Bar, Kilmacrennan. €20 per table of 4. €5 per person. Refreshments served. Free drop home service provided by Nora’s within a 10km radius. Great spot prizes on the night. All proceeds to Donegal Irish Wheelchair Association.

Letterkenny Tidy Towns

The Tidy Towns Group is currently seeking new members to continue the great strides made over the last number of years - many hands make light work and you can help! Please contact 087-797 1642 for further information.

HSE Retired Pensioners Group

The AGM of the HSE Retired Pensioners group will be held in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, on Tuesday the 12th of March at 12 noon (sharp). Complimentary lunch provided. Donation of €5 for the Senior Citizens Parliament. To book, contact K. McKeague on 074-91 21551 before the 1st of March.

Audit of Columban Cultural Heritage

Donegal County Council & Derry City & Strabane District Council will host a public presentation by Abarta Heritage and Dr. Brian Lacey on the Audit of Cultural Heritage associated with St. Colmcille and plans for the commemoration of the 1,500th anniversary of his birth, in the Colmcille Heritage Centre, Gartan on Tuesday, February 26th at 7pm Light refreshments from 6:30pm.

Vincent's (SVP Charity Shop), Lower Main Street

St. Vincent de Paul Society are appealing for donations of clothes, household goods and small pieces of furniture, in good condition, suitable for sale in our shop. Open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5:15pm. We greatly appreciate your support.

Hip Hop as Gaeilge

As part of Seachtain na Gaeilge, Líonra Leitir Ceanainn is offering four nights of hip-hop dancing trí mheán na Gaeilge with Andrea Emmett, from 6:30pm - 7:30pm in Coláiste Ailigh, beginning on Monday 4th March. Cost for the full course €10. To book your place please phone 089-421 8215.

Cursillo

A Cursillo weekend takes place in Ards Friary, Creeslough, for men starting this Thursday the 28th of February – Sunday the 3rd of March and for women starting Thursday the 7th of March – Sunday the 10th of March. For more information, ring 074-91 24111 or 087-1277 351.

Art Classes

Art Classes for adults, Regional Cultural Centre. Starting on Friday the 8th of March 11am until 12.30pm for eight weeks. Cost €80. Evenings: Venue to be confirmed. Starting Tuesday 5th of March 7pm to 9pm for ten weeks. Cost €100. For more info, contact 086-157 8829 or email fiona@fionahiggins.com. All welcome.

Heart Screening

There will be Heart Screening this Thursday the 28th of February, 11am to 8pm in the Clanree Hotel. Call 087-7151 623 to book an appointment.

Pioneer Regional Dinner Dance 2019

The Annual North Donegal Pioneer Regional Dinner Dance will take place in Logues of Cranford on Friday the 10th of May. Tickets will be on sale in all centres in the region in the coming weeks. More details later.

Women's World Day of Prayer

Women’s Word Day of Prayer will take place this year this Friday the 1st of March at 8:15pm in Conwal Parish Church, Cathedral Square, Letterkenny. Theme this year is "Come - Everything is Ready". Everyone welcome - Ladies and Gents. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Life in the Spirit Seminars

These Seminars will take place in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Donegal Town on 7 consecutive Sundays (3rd of March - 14th of April from 6pm - 8pm). Speakers will include: Fr. Bill Keogh, Fr. Matthew Martinez, Deacon Frank McGuinness. For further details please contact St. Patrick’s Parish Centre on 9740461, Mary on 087-784 7304 or Catherine on 087-943 2846.

Oíche Gaelach

Líonra Leitir Ceanainn invites you to an Oíche Ghaelach in Castle Grove House Hotel, on Saturday the 9th of March. Reception at 7pm with music by Coirm. Dinner at 7:30pm followed by an evening of music, dance and song with Seán Mac Corraidh and Michéal Coyle. Níl ach costas €25 ar na ticéid agus tá siad ar fáil ó bhall ar bith den choiste, nó ríomhphost a chur chuig lionralc@gmail.com nó 089-421 8215.

Table Quiz

Scoil Mhuire gan Smál Table Quiz. Parents’ Association Fundraiser. This Friday the 1st of March at 9pm in the Station House Hotel. €5 per person – Table of 4. Adults only.

Divine Mercy Centre

Today, Tuesday the 26th of February at 7pm, Monsignor Richard Soseman will speak about the Servant of God Fulton J. Sheen at the Divine Mercy Centre (behind the Cathedral). Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen was renowned for his evangelising work, especially through the media, in the United States and beyond, from 1950s - 1970s. His many books lead many to a deeper faith, while his work in the Pontifical Mission Society supported the mission. His parents were both of Irish descent, from Roscommon, and he was no stranger to this country. Because of the Holiness of Archbishop Sheen’s life, his cause for Canonisation has made steady progress, and his Beatification is eagerly awaited. Monsignor Richard Soseman is a priest of the Servant of God’s native Diocese of Peoria, Illinois. and was the promotor of his cause for Beatification. Until last year, an official of the Congregation for the Clergy at the Holy See, Monsignor Soseman is now a Pastor (Parish Priest) of his own Diocese of Peoria, Illinois. He promises to provide an inspirational and warming introduction to the life, works and sanctity of Archbishop Sheen. You will be most welcome to come and hear what he has to say.

Letterkenny Flower Club

The next meeting of Letterkenny Flower club takes place this Thursday, February 28th in The Day Centre, Oliver Plunkett Rd. from 7:30pm. There will be a talk by Paul McLaughlin on growing flowers and foliage suitable for flower arranging and members are encouraged to bring a flower arrangement they have created at home. New members are always welcome, cost is €5 on the night.

Irish Revision Classes

Irish revision Classes for Leaving Cert Honours students will begin on Wednesday the 27th of February in the LYIT for six weeks. Emphasis will be on oral preparation and grammar. Only sixteen spaces available. Cost €70 for the six-week course plus text book. For further information or to book your place please phone Pádraig on 083-306 4235.

Mary's Meals - Trip to Craig Lodge

Mary's Meals now feed 1,361, 586 children every day in school. It all began at Craig Lodge, Dalmally, in the Highlands of Scotland. We are traveling there on Friday the 3rd of May and returning on Monday the 6th of May. Craig Lodge is an old and beautiful house of prayer in lovely surroundings. The weekend has a full retreat programme including prayer, quiet time and visits to two local sea side towns. For more information and bookings please contact Patricia 086-314 0814.

Pioneer Presentation Mass

The annual Pioneer Presentation Mass will take place on Monday 13th of May at 7:30pm for Young Pioneers, gold (50 years) and silver (25) Jubilarians. If you need any information about this please contact Michael on 087-677 4618, Joe on 085- 126 9238 or Geraldine on 087-796 2045.

North West School of Dance

Learn to dance with fully qualified instructors every Thursday night in Bonagee Community Hall between 8pm and 10pm. Ballroom, Latin American, Waltz, Quickstep, Jive, Social Foxtrot etc.Come and have fun learning to dance. Enquiries to: Gerard Callaghan 087-286 5532; Margaret on 028 777 63880; Yvonne 00 44 79 790 75048 (text)or 028 777 69657.