Climb Scalp on Sunday to help Concern

Concern’s Annual Scalp Walk is taking place this Sunday beginning at 3pm. The starting point is Henry McLaughlin’s farmyard and the route will be clearly signposted from Burnfoot. The walk is over a 2.5 mile concreted road, enabling walkers to wear comfortable shoes. Please support the group and help the group’s work in Africa by giving a small donation. The event organisers are indebted to Henry McLaughlin and his family for his co-operation and kindness. For more information, contact Eileen 048 71267798, between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm for further details.

We offer our sympathy to the family and friends of Veronica Mulhern, Monreagh, Burnfoot and Buncrana, who died during the week.

The Burt Graveyard Project Committee wish to thank everyone involved in the construction of the baby plot and outer wall painting in Burt cemetery, which has now been completed. A special word of thanks to Fr Sweeney, Fr McGoldrick, the FÁS workers, local business people and all the families from the parish of Burt, Inch and Fahan and beyond, your help was greatly appreciated. Finally, thanks to the management and staff of An Grianán Hotel for the use of their premises for meetings.

Good luck to Kathleen Grant in her entry of Burt in the Irish Times ‘Best Place to Live’ competition. Visit www.irishtimes.com/best place and select Donegal.

Thanks to all the women who attended the Border Women’s Planning Workshop in An Grianán Hotel recently. The next meeting of ‘What Women Want’ is in An Grianán Hotel, on Tuesday June 12 at 7.30 pm. Contact Mary McCallion, IDP, 074 9362218 for details.

Burt’s Annual Book Sale will take place in July. Please keep your old books for it. Proceeds to Motor Neurone and Lung Disease. Contact Kathleen 086 3931426.

Sincere thanks for the recent tea and coffee day at Beach Hill Manor for World MS Day, to all who donated, supported or helped in any way. Amount raised: 899.34 euro.

The Fahan ICA Annual bus outing will take place on Saturday, June 16 going to Limavady and Coleraine. The bus will leave Buncrana at 8.30 am. Please contact 074 9360436 for more details.

Aileach Youth Club Summer Camp runs from Monday July 23 until Wednesday July 25 for children aged 4 to 12 years, from 10.00 am until 3.00 pm. The cost is Euro 35 per child. Booking and a deposit of 10 euro is essential to secure place. Please return application forms and deposits to Tooban, Bridgend or Muff schools. If your child is not at one of these schools, contact Patricia Doherty 086 7203663 to book a place and arrange collection of deposit.

The Fahan, Burt and Inch Golf Society: Kevin McDermott is holding a Captain’s charity outing at Greencastle Golf Club on Saturday, June 23. Tee off 10.00 am until 12.00 noon. The fee is Euro 25. Euro 15 deposit is required. Proceeds are in aid of the Irish Kidney association, Donegal branch. Contact Kevin McDermott on 0860797032 for details.

This week’s Burt GAA Lotto winner was Jimmy Twaddle. The jackpot is now 3,750 euro.

This week’s Inishowen Sinn Féin Lotto winners are: Daniel Slevin, Mountcharles; Stephen Coll, Rathmullan; Emmitt Mc Devitt, Drumkeen; and Michael Mc Closkey, Carrigart. .

The Swilly Gardening Club annual outing is on Saturday, June 30, visiting gardens in the Portnoo area. Contact Margaret on 074 9361114 for more details.

Fun Day Sunday, June 10 from 2.00 pm - 6.00 pm at The Scarvey, in aid of Gaelscoil Buncrana. Bouncy castles, rodeo bull, obstacle course and much more. Prizes galore. Fun for all! Everyone is welcome.

Parish (Burt, Inch, and Fahan) Updates

Fr McGoldrick and Fr Sweeney would like to thank those who helped in any way with the recent First Communions - in the homes and schools, in the preparation of the Churches, both inside and outside, in the ceremonies and in the provision of refreshments.

The dates for the Blessing of the Graves are as follows: Fahan: Sunday, 24 June at 3.00pm; Burt: Sunday, 1 July at 3.00pm; and Inch Sunday, 1 July at 6.00pm.

The Lourdes Hospitalité annual collection will be taken up at Masses next weekend, Saturday 9th / Sunday 10th June. This provides medical care and support for people of the Diocese who are sick and wish to go to Lourdes on the Diocesan pilgrimage.

If you have a story or any information, which you wish to have included in the “Burt, Inch and Fahan Notes,” please contact Catherine on 0863911900 or email burtnotes@hotmail.com, preferably before 1.00pm on a Monday.