New class for speech and language disorders

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Drumfries National School is proposing to open a class for children with Specific Speech and Language Disorders. Any child in any primary school or those just about to start school in September may be eligible if they meet the correct criteria. Children spend a maximum of two years in the class before returning to their own mainstream school. For more details telephone the school, 9363396.

The A.G.M of Feis Domhnaigh will be held next Wednesday, 22nd February at 7.30pm in the Colgan Hall, Carndonagh , all members please attend... Looking for new members! Please come along and show your support. The Feis will run over the weekend of 22nd 23rd & 24th June this year. Closing date for entries yet to be announced. Check local press/bulletins for syllabus availability, closing date etc.. Syllabus will be available to view on line once ready. Any enquires contact Karen on 087 2987370

A Flower Arranging class by Josie Coll will start on Tuesday, 6th March for five weeks. Booking is essential. For more information telephone Margaret 9361114.

The Mill Anglers’ Association intend to plant the banks of the river with trees, shrubs and flowers over the coming weeks. If you would like to volunteer to help with the planting telephone Brendan, 086 3564888

The children of the parish will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, 3rd March this year.

Gaelscoil Bhun Cranncha- Foirmeacha iontrála do Mheán Fómhair ’12 ar fáil ón oifig scoile anois, nó scairt a chur ar an runaí scoile ar 074 93 61988. Spriocdháta iontrála 30ú Márta.

Applications forms for September 2012 are currently available from the school office or phone the secretary on 074 93 61988.Closing date for applications is 30th March.

Desertegney Parent and Toddler Group meet every Thursday at 10am upstairs in the football club house (across from the primary school) all parents// carers with young children welcome

Ann’s Boxercise Class @ Kickstart, Buncrana. Tuesdays, 7.30-8.30pm. Thursdays, 10-11am. Fridays, 6-7pm. Half hour Tone & Reshape Class, Tuesday 8.30-9pm. Very popular workout as it works the whole body but is really good fun. Beginners welcome. For further information telephone 086 3238437.

Artlink is starting the spring and summer classes for kids and adults. Telephone 93634469

‘Arthritis Ireland’, Inishowen support group will commence on Tuesday 28th February in Carndonagh Community Hospital from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. For people of all ages who either have a form of arthritis or are caring for a person with arthritis.

Simply Music offer tuition to all ages on a variety of musical instruments. Based in Tullyarvan Mill they are looking for music tutors for the coming term. Telephone 9320355.

Buncrana Community Playgroup, Shorefront, enrolment forms are now available for September 2012. Contact Bernadette on 087 7618829 for details.

Buncrana Leisure Centre - New 8 week course of Children’s Swim Lessons has now started on Saturdays from 10 – 10.45 a.m. and on Mondays from 6.30 – 7.25 p.m. For more details please phone 074 9361000

Buncrana Sporting Association will be starting a Community Employment Project on 9th April. Positions as general labourers, administrator and child care available, also a place with i.C.A.R.E. If interested telephone Tony Morrison, 9363733. PPS numbers must be checked to determine eligibility.

Learn to Jive class will be held in the Laurentic Bar on Mondays from 7.30 - 9.30 p.m. for the next two weeks, 5 euro per session. Teachers are Ross and Mary. Telephone Bridgeen 087 6120205 for further information.

Ceili Classes are held in Desertegney every Wednesday at 8.30 p.m. All welcome.

Ballroom Dancing classes are held in the Plaza, Main Street, every Thursday from 8 – 10 p.m. – learn to waltz, quick step or jive. Qualified teachers N.A.T.D. London. For further details telephone 9362867.

Also in the Plaza on Tuedays from 8 – 9.30 p.m. Line Dancing and Jiving classes for the next five weeks. For more information telephone 087 7538317.

‘Shall We Dance’ classes are held in the Illies Hall every Thursday from 8.30 – 10 p.m.

Cockhill Youth Club – change of activities – Monday 7 – 8 p.m. English Grinds (Junior Certificate), Thursday 5.45 – 6.45 Maths Grinds (Junior Certificate and 7.30 – 8.30 p.m. Girls soccer 12 – 12 year olds. Friday 7 -8 p.m. Maths Grinds (Leaving Certificate).

Welcome to God’s family Amelia Joanne Sharkey who was baptised recently.

Your prayers are asked for Cissie O’Donnell, Eileen McLaughlin, Thomas Hegarty and Aideen McKenna who were buried recently and for their families and friends saddened by their loss.

In the Buncrana Parish draw for 5th February, 1st prize 500 euro – Lizzie Sweeney, Lisowen Avenue, promoter, 30 euro, Mena Jackson, 2nd 300 euro – Dolores Connelly, Lisowen Avenue, promoter, 20 euro, Mena Jackson, 3rd 150 euro – Willie John Bradley, Linsfort, promoter, 20 euro, Mary O’Donnell.

The winning numbers in the 2,460 euro jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 7 February in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 14-17-21-26. There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five 20 euro prizes which went to the following lucky participants: Liam Rainey, Shore Road. Eabha Callaghan, Slavery, Paul Wannish, Cockhill, Ann Callaghan, Crana Road and David Doherty, Magherinture

Congratulations to all the winners and the GAA thanks everyone for their continued support. It is very much appreciated.

If you have anything you would like included in the Buncrana Notes please email: buncrananotes@hotmail