Burt Hall book sale is back!

The ever Burt Hall popular book sale returns on the weekend of 9th and 10th of July. As usual it can only be a success through your goodness in donating books. Kathleen Grant is once again asking you for your generous donations and welcomes pledges of books from you. Please contact Kathleen on 074 93 68373 or 086 393 1426. Books can be collected. A book of interest ‘Romantic Donegal’ Songs, Poetry and Ballads by Harry Percival Swan will be auctioned, bids will be taken throughout the book sale and the highest bidder will be awarded the book at 5pm on Sunday, 10 July.

The Month’s Mind Mass for the late Stevie Shiels will take place tonight in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Killea at 7.30pm.

Congratulations to John Doherty of Chrislamore and Tina Patton of Santry, Dublin who were married in St Patrick’s Church, Crossroads, Killygordon.

We welcome into the Christian community McKenzie Boyle, of Bun Na Mime, Bridgend who was baptised in the parish church and offer sympathy to the family and friends of Evelyn McGinley, Drumleck Gardens, Derry, who was buried in Fahan during the week.

A table quiz will take place tonight in Coyle’s Bar Newtowncunningham at 9.30pm, proceeds to Rehab and the next quiz in the Grianan Hotel, Burt on Thursday, 7th July will be in aid of the Changaro Trust.

Brother Brendan Gallagher makes a welcome return to this area from his mission work in Botswana. You can meet up with Brother Brendan at an appreciation dance in the Columban Hall Newtowncunningham, on Wednesday, 22nd of June. Music by Country Traditions and dancing from 9pm to midnight. Admission 5 euro, supper included.

Please note that the Blessing of the Graves at Fahan Parish Church takes place tomorrow night Saturday 18th of June at 7pm as part of the evening Mass. Please bring a bottle for holy water which will be supplied and be prepared for any kind of weather! The Burt blessing of the graves will be on Sunday, 26 June at 3pm and at Inch at 6pm that evening.

This weekend sees the Donegal International Rally coming to Inishowen on Sunday, please be careful on the roads during this time.

St Mura’s NS Parents’ Association in conjunction with the Inishowen School Completion Programme is running a fun summer camp in St Mura’s School, Toban on Wednesday 6th and Friday 8th of July, from 10 am - 2:30 pm daily. Contact Louise Duffy on 074 936 0631 or 087 762 7626 for an application form before 14th June.

Aileach Youth Club Summer Multisport Camp, Monday 25th to Thursday 28th of July, from 10am to 3pm, ages 4 to 14 years, 50 euro for one child, 90 euro for two 120 euro, for three 160 euro for four children. Monday 8th to Wednesday 10th of August 10am to 2pm, ages 7 to 14 years 30 euro per child, 10 euro deposit per child to be returned to the school with your child’s details. Contact Patricia Doherty 087 614 5372 or Mary Doherty on 074 93 60436.

Congratulations to Susan Jones, Inch on running the recent mini marathon Dublin for St Vincent De Paul.

Burt GAA has a new lotto with big prize money, pick 5 of the 24 numbers and it is yours! Draw takes place every Tuesday evening at 8pm. Last week’s and this week’s winners Paul Downey, Darren Brad 30 euro and Paddy McDermott and Mark McGavin 30 euro.

Three buses leave the parish this Saturday for their annual outings. Fahan ICA are off to Sligo, Burt ICA members are heading to Belfast while Aileach Women’s Group in Burt visits Coleraine/Bushmills and the Glens of Antrim. We wish them all a wonderful day out.

And finally the organisers of the Breezy Willow evening in Burt Hall wish to thank all who supported the event and also the tea ladies. Breezy and her oven are safely back in Glenties and she says to tell you all to keep it lit!