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The Swilly Gardening Club will resume on Monday 19th March at 8 p.m. in the Anglers’ Centre. Karen Kirkegaard will talk on Danish Gardens and show slides. New members are always welcome. For further information, contact susiemcelroy3@hotmail.com or 0863573145.

The Gateway Siungers will present a St. Patrick’s Day celebration of music and dance with guests on Friday, 16th March at 8 p.m. in the Plaza. Admission is 10 euro and proceeds will go to the Nursing Unit and the Gateway Choir funds.

The Annual General Meeting of the Buncrana Chamber of Commerce will be held next Tuesday, 13th March in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, commencing at 8pm. The election of new committee members for 2012/2013 will be discussed and all Chamber members are asked to attend.

The History Links Project is currently looking for new participants for a Buncrana group. There be weekly meetings in the Angling Centre at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesdays. The group welcomes anyone from the wider area with an interest in local history. Over the coming months there will be trips away and meetings with groups from other areas. Come along and give it a go. For more information, call Stephen McNamee or Kathleen Bonner in the History Links Project on 07491 41958, or Adrian Grant of the West Inishowen History Group on 086 0885193

A dance will take place in the Illies school hall on Sunday, March 18th, with music by Stll Water and John McGeoghan. Over 15s and dancing from 9.30pm to 12.30pm Admission 5 euro and refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome.

Acting classes commencing in Tullyarvan Mill on Thursday, 15th March at 7.30pm. The classes are aimed at the beginner as well as the more advanced. All welcome to learn some acting techniques in a fun and friendly atmosphere. For more details contact Keith on 0894543454 or email mouthprod@yahoo.co.uk.

Congratulations to all the young people who received the Sacrament of Confirmation last Saturday, 3rd March. Thanks to all who helped in any way to make this day such a memorable one.

Foroige’s Big Brother Big Sister Programme is currently seeking volunteers to work with young people aged 10-18 years for one hour per week in the Inishowen area. If you are aged 18 or over and are interested or would like more info please contact us on: 0868213756 or visit us at www.bbbsireland.ie

The Foyle and Inishowen Chernobyl Group will be bag packing in Supervalu, Buncrana tomorrow in aid of a “Home of Hope” in Belarus. A “Home of Hope” costs 50,000 euro and shelters up to 10 previously institutionalised children, placing them with loving foster parents.

The Annual General Meeting of the Buncrana Chamber of Commerce will be held on Tuesday, 13th March in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, commencing at 8.00pm. The election of new committee members for 2012/2013 will be discussed and all Chamber members are asked to attend.

Buncrana Youth Club is holding its Annual Easter Camp on Tuesday 10th - Friday 13th April, age 7 – 12, 20 euro each. All activities and places are limited. Contact Marcella 93-61594

The Good Morning Service County Donegal is launching a new project the ‘Friendly Face Befriending Scheme’, covering the Inishowen Primary care area. This new addition is a natural progression for the organisation and will supplement the existing and very successful telephone contact service. If you are interested in either using the service or becoming a Volunteer Befriender or just require more information contact Liam Hargan, Project Organiser on 07493 21598 or email: ffbefriending@gmail.com.

A ‘Mr. and Mrs.’ Competition will be held in the Plaza on Saturday, 17th March at 8 p.m. This will be followed by a Party Hits disco to 2.30 a.m. in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association and Cashel na Cor.

St. Oran’s National School, Cockhill is holding a ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. If you are interested in either dancing or in helping in the fundraising please telephone the school, 9361807

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.

Gaelic4All is an initiative for all ladies over 18 who want to learn skills of Gaelic football in a non-competitive environment and this has started in the Scarvey Field on Mondays at 8.30 p.m. Gaelic for girls under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 is also held every Monday night from 7 – 8.30 p.m. Everybody is welcome.

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.

Welcome to God’s family Welcome into God’s family Jessica Paola Niedzielska, Annie Maureen McDermott, Naomi Valerie Devlin, Rosalyn Mary Sheehy, Emma Rose Daly, Odhran John Hegarty, Oscar Daniel William Henry McKinney/Condren and Drew Cassidy who were baptised recently.

Your prayers are asked for Andrew McLaughlin, William McLaughlin, Margaret O’Doherty and Sr. Imelda Lynch who were buried recently and for their families and friends saddened by their loss.

Buncrana Parish draw winners -1st prize 500 euro –Marie Deehan, Lisowen Avenue, promoter, 30 euro Marie Deehan, 2nd 300 euro – Mena Jackson, Lisowen Avenue, promoter, 20 euro Marie Henderson; 3rd 150 euro – Siobhan Marie Fullerton, Umricam, promoter, 20 euro Bernie Fullerton.

In the Extra Draw – 100 euro for the winners and 20 euro for the promoters – Helen McLaughlin, promoter Bernie Fullerton; The Porter family, promoter Agnes McLaughlin; Rose Duffy, promoter, Rosemary Doherty; Mary McGlinchey, promoter Mary McGlinchey; Tessie Doherty, promoter Bridget Hepper. Congratulations to all.

The winning numbers in the GAA 2,520 euro jackpot lotto draw were, 11-14-17-19. There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five 20 euro prizes which went to: Dermot O’Donnell, Druminderry, Ferdia O’Flaherty, c/o O’Flaherty’s Bar, Galbraith Family, Millfield, Anne Hegarty, Grange, Inch and Brian McGonagle, c/o Bingo.

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