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The Buncrana St. Patrick’s Day committee is asking all community groups, clubs, schools, societies and other interested parties to take an active part in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Monday, 17th March, whether on a float, walkng, fancy dress or your own transport. All welcome. Enquiries telephone Nicholas 086 8435031 or Mickey 086 3669905.

Buncrana G.A.A. Club is hsoting a Coffee Morning in O’Flaherty’s Bar today from 10am-3pm in memory of Eamon McMenamin. All proceeds will go to the Oncology Ward, Letterkenny General Hospital. Please support this worthy cause.

A big St. Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday Charity Dance in aid of the Oncology Unit in Letterkenny Hospital and Whiteoaks Rehabilitation Centre, Muff will be held in An Grianan Hotel, Burt on Sunday, 16th March from 10 p.m. - late! Music is by The David Craig Band and admission is 10 euro. Please support.

A Coffee Morning will be held in the Beach House on Tuesday, 4th March at 11.30 a.m. In aid of the Cancer Bus.

The first meeting of 2014 of the Swilly Gardening Club takes place on Monday 10th March at 8 p.m. in the Angler’s Centre,when Clive Alcorn from Alcorn’s Garden Centre will be guest speaker. Everyone is welcome. For further information contact Susie at 0863573145.

Flower Arranging Classes by Josie Coll will be starting in Buncrana on March 11th for five weeks. For further information, please contact Margaret 9361114

Buncrana Leisure Centre’s Grand Draw prizewinners - 1st prize €10,000 Catherine Doherty, Aghilly, 2nd prize €3,000 Patricia Lynch, Fahan, 3rd prize €1,000 Mary Doherty, Clonbeg. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all who bought tickets.

A charity dance in aid of Letterkenny to Galway cancer bus and Cancer Care West Inish Aoibhinn residence will be held in Ballyliffin Hotel this evening with music by Still Water. Dancing is from 10 p.m. - 1 a.m. and admission is 7 euro.

The Exchange, Castle Avenue is holding a four week course, ‘Baby Massage/Yoga’ starting on Saturday, 29th March at 11.30 a.m. The course is 60 euro and you can book by telephoning Ciara 087 7120483.

The new group meeting of the Buncrana Breastfeeding Support Group meets every Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the Exchange, Castle Ave. For more information call Eilis on 087 7460249.

A fundraising Ceili and Old Time dance in aid of Buncrana Nursing Unit will be held in Cockhill Youth Club tonight with music by Dontallaght. Dancing is from 9 p.m. to 12 midnight. Admission €5 including supper. Everyone welcome.

The Annual General Meeting of the Parish Youth & Community Group (Parish Hall committee) will take place on Sunday, 9th March at 4 p.m. in the Hall. All welcome.

The Buncrana Go Active Spring classes have now begun. Art 1 & 2 continues today at usual times, Pottery is on Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Tullyarvan Mill, Knitting & Crochet is on in the usual place on Mondays, 7.30 - 9 p.m. Gentle Exercise is tomorrow 1.30 – 2.30 in the Exchange, Castle Avenue, Keyboard/Creative Music on Saturdays in the Exchange. For Computers/iPad & Beginners’ Computers telephone 087 1417121, Book Club is held on the second Tuesday of each month in the Lake of Shadows at 2.30 p.m. and the Walking Club meet on Mondays at 2.30 in the Car Park opposite the Leisure Centre. On Wednesday, 5th March thre is an outisng to the play ‘A Skull in Connemara’ in the Forum Theatre, Derry and a trip to Galway wis being arranged from 13th - 15th May, For further information on these events please telephone 087 1417121.

Welcome into God’s family Darcy Mae Doherty, Fionn McGrory and Brendan James O’Doherty who were baptised recently. Your prayers are asked for Mary Doherty and Kathleen Grant who were buried recently and for their families and friends saddened by their loss.