Burt, Inch and Fahan notes

Realtra Rasiochta on the winners’ podium

Congratulations to Realtra Rasiochta, Coláiste Chineál Eoghain’s F1 in Schools team, which won second place in the National Final of this prestigious competition. The pupils, who hail from Burt and Buncrana, have produced a video of their experience in Dublin Castle on Friday past. It can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qOjes7RN64 … Well done to all involved.


We offer our sympathy to the family and friends of the Reverend Canon Sam Barton, Buncrana; to Ita Fanning on the death of her brother Eamonn Devine; and to the Hannigan family on the death of John Hannigan, formerly of Skeog Road.

Congratulations to Burt Red Cross members Valerie McGrath and Jenny who recently won the All Ireland Bike First Aid Competition.

Congratulations to Burt’s EmmaRose Callaghan and her friend Sarah O’Dwyer who scooped the Junk Kouture Glamour Prize Award in Dublin on Friday

Tomorrow morning sees a Tractor Run from Newtowncunningham in aid of the Newton Scout Group. It starts at the Moyle Road at 11.00am. The entry fee is 10 euro. Contact: Sean Sherrin on 0876277143 for more details.

St Mura’s NS are collecting the Sainsbury’s Active Kids programme this year. Please leave your vouchers in at the school, so we can get free sports and other equipment.

The winners of May’s parish draw were: Mary McLaughlin; Dympna Green; Mary Clinton and Liz McAuley. Thanks to all.

The winners of this week’s GAA Lotto were: Nancy Hirrell, Bridgend and Breige Grant, Burt.

The Legion of Mary Society meets in the Nazareth House, Fahan at 8.15pm on Mondays.  Please come along and see if you would like to join us. Contact Kay at: 086 860 6733 or Bernie at: 086 155 4343 for further information.

The Swilly Gardening Club will meet on Monday, May 19 at 8pm in the Anglers’ Centre. New members are very welcome. Contact: 0863573145 for further information.

The Sacrament of First Communion will be administered on Saturday, May 24 at 11am, in St Aengus’ Church, Burt and on Saturday, May 17, at 11am, in the Parish Church.The Blessing of Graves will take place as follows: Burt: Sunday June 1 at 3.00 pm; Inch, Sunday June 1 at 6.00 pm; and Fahan Sunday 8th June 3 pm.

One Day Retreats to Lough Derg for guided days of prayer and reflection, will take place on May 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, 26. Booking is essential. Please contact 071 9861518 / 028 686 32391 or email info@loughderg.org. The days will include the celebration of Eucharist in this unique, sacred, holy Island where people have prayed for centuries.

Bishop Donal McKeown will lead the Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes which will take place from July 1 to 6, 2014. It costs 599 euro. Please contact the office on 048 71260293.

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