Parish remembers Colm Toland
Deepest sympathy to the wife and family of Colm Toland Snr, may he rest in peace. Colm was a true son of the parish, although a large part of his life was spent away from it. His request for his final resting place to be beside St Michael's in Urris was testimony to how Colm felt about Clonmany. The quiet family man will be missed by all who knew him.
For those in our parish with green fingers, entries are being taken for this year's Best Kept Garden competition for the Clonmany Festival. If you have put in all those hard hours to create this year's beautiful blooms why not show off your labours to the rest of the Parish. If you are interested in entering this year's competition call 087 9871911 before Friday August 3. Do you have a couple hours spare during the Festival in which you could help out with the gates, clean-up etc? If you are willing to help out call 087 7545156, or 086 3427373.
The Clonmany Junior Festival Queen will be crowned at a disco in St Mary's hall on Sunday July 29. Dancing starts at 9.00pm and will finish at 11.00pm.
Due to the success of the St. Vincent's Charity Shop the conference is able to offer financial help to anyone who may be finding it difficult to meet the expenses of education, be it primary, secondary or third level, be it books, clothes, fees, travel expenses or accommodation expenses. All requests will be treated confidentially. Just contact Anne tel. 9376806; Kathleen tel. 9376925 or Eddie tel. 9173933. Special thanks to all who help out in the shop, to the people who donate the good quality items and especially to the Festival Committee for the use of their beautiful building. We wish the committee the very best for their 40th Festival. Volunteers always welcome in the shop contact Anne, tel. 9376806.
Clonmany/Ballyliffin Development Group still needs 2 workers (male or female) to work at the Waterfall or Ballyliffin village. If we do not get them we will lose the Fs Scheme which has done so much valuable work in the area over the last ten years. This will have a dire effect on the appearance of the upkeep of Ballyliffin village and it will make the closing of Glenevin Waterfall Park necessary. Without the help of the Fs scheme we cannot maintain and create new paths or be responsible for keeping it safe and litter free. It seems a great shame after 10 years of doing such good work that we would lose it all.
True North Sub Aqua Club are organising a Try-A-Dive at the Malin Raft race on the afternoon of Sunday 29th July starting at 1pm.This is an opportunity to experience Scuba diving in a safe and controlled environment in the CFT Try-A-Dive pool. The pool is 13metres by 8 metres and 1.5 metres deep. Persons of 14 years age or over will be able to use the diving equipment under instruction/supervision and children younger than 14 can snorkel in the pool. Please bring togs/towel. The Club will supply all other equipment including wetsuits but if you have your own wetsuit it would help out to take it with you. The pool will be set up at True North Sub Aqua Clubhouse (across from the Millbrook diner) Malin town. A Try-A-Dive will cost EUR5 (Snorkelling free) and the proceeds raised will be shared between the RNLI and True North Sub Aqua Club Search and Recovery unit.
One of the big events of the summer is the Agricultural Show on Tuesday, 7th August. This is always a great day out for all the family. Horses, Ponies, Donkeys, Cattle, Sheep, Sheepdog trials, Home Industries, Fruit & Vegetables, Plants & flowers, Baking and Jams, Knitting & Crochet, Dressmaking & Handcrafts, Children's Baking & Handcrafts. There will be a full afternoon programme, including fun sections for Ponies & Horses, Best Dressed Lady, Children's Pet Show, Dog Show (600 Prize Fund).
Alistair Coyles' new CD is on sale now throughout Inishowen for EUR10. Contact Eddie on 9376781 for further information.
There will be a dance in support of the Inishowen Cancer Support Group in the Malin Hotel on Friday August 3 featuring Inishowen Smokie with special guest, Ballymoney's answer to Big Tom, Alistair Coyles, as well as Donegal's No1 Accordion John McGeoghan. Dancing is from 11pm to 2.00am and admission is EUR5 available on the door on the night of the dance. Tickets are also available from outlets throughout Inishowen. There are free door prizes and a raffle on the night too.
The numbers drawn in the Clonmany Shamrocks Lotto last week were: 1, 11, 16, and 22. There was no winner and the Jackpot has now risen to EUR6,950. The consolation prizes of EUR20 were won by:Georgina/Ian/Nicole Gordon, I.O.D; Jonathon Noone, Cloontagh;
T. & J. McDaid, Drumfries.
There was no Jackpot winner in the Urris Match and Win last week and the Jackpot has now risen to EUR1,260. The years drawn were: 1960, 1966, 1974 and 1982. The winners of EUR15 were:1. Angela Ivers, Clonmany.2. Kathleen Friel, Dunaff, Urris.3. Danny & Catriona Noone, Tornabratley, Clonmany.4. Charlie Doherty, Cregnagor, Clonmany.5. Helen Ivers, Dunaff, Urris.
Anyone with items for inclusion in the weekly notes for Clonmany area should be aware that the deadline is Friday morning for inclusion in the next week's paper. Please contact Patricia Doherty on 9376110 or email email@example.com
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