Busy programme for Colgan Heritage Weekend

From left, Niamh Nolan, very highly commended in English open poem U6, Aoibhin Nolan, third in the first class Irish poem, and Caitriona Nolan, third in the junior infants Irish poem. (2606PG111)
From left, Niamh Nolan, very highly commended in English open poem U6, Aoibhin Nolan, third in the first class Irish poem, and Caitriona Nolan, third in the junior infants Irish poem. (2606PG111)

The third Colgan Heritage Weekend takes place in the Colgan Community and Resource Centre, Carndonagh, this weekend beginning with the official opening by journalist John Waters this evening.

Events over the weekend inclcude a Historical Walk, a lecture by Professor Paul Mc Kevitt - Digital Storytelling meets Creative Technologies-, Concert -”Grand Finale of the Musicals”-, Street Market in Diamond with Live Music tomorrow including a performance by the Inishowen Carnival Group, an exhibition of Local Folklore from 1937 collection and an exhibition of School Children’s Competition Work and presentation of prizes. There will also be a media workshop on Sunday from 12 noon to 2pm for anyone interested in oral recordings and interview skills techniques Contact Jeanette at 074 93 29377 for more information or leave your name on the list in the library. Places limited.

Inishowen Carnival Group Parade invite you to join in the fun and frolics of tomorrow’s carnival parade. People of all ages-children to adults- are encouraged to participate. Just turn up at the Carnival offices beside Jay Bees Factory shop at 3pm tomorrow to be fitted with costume and have your face painted. The parade goes through the town at 4pm after the street market and will take approximately on hour. For more info nfo@inishowencarnival.com and leave your name

The Good Morning Service County Donegal has launched a new project, the ‘Friendly Face Befriending Scheme’, covering the Inishowen care area. It aims to offer support and social contact to people over 60 in Inishowen who are living alone and who are not participating for whatever reason in everyday community activities. If you have a few hours to spare each week we would be very happy to hear from you. 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.

Blood Transfusion service in coming to Carndonagh Community School on 11th July  from 3pm-5pm and 7pm - 9.30pm. and on 12th July from 2pm-5pm and 7pm-9.30pm. Your blood could save lives.

Pilates classes in the Colgan Hall every Tuesday from 7-8pm, fully qualified instructor.

One to One Computer Classes: Wesley Hall 30 euro for 6 lessons. Tel 9329680 between 10-5pm. The Wesley Hall also offers typing, photocopying, laminating and binding service at reasonable rates. The hall can be booked by community groups who have their own insurance. Tanya McDaid completed the Extreme North Marathon and raised a total of 4016.14 euro which will be split between The Funny Feet Fund and Drumfries N.S. Thanks to everyone who sponsored and help in any way.

Carndonagh ICA is hosting a good as new in Margaret T. Doherty’s, Pound St. from 2nd July, Donations of Good quality clean clothes would be appreciated.

Good as New in Malin Town in aid of New Cardiac Ward Letterkenny hospital. Good quality clean clothes & bric a brac welcome.

Charity Shop at Supervalu in aid of Cancer Care West. Donations welcome. Open 10-5pm

St. Patrick’s Park Astro Turf: The following slots are available Mon 7pm-8pm; Tues 8pm-9pm 9pm-10pm; Wed 9pm-10pm; Thurs 7pm-8pm, 9pm-10pm, Fri 6pm-7pm, 7pm-8pm, 8pm-9pm Contact David Brattan on 087 9529588 to book a slot.

Blessing of the Cemetery takes place this Sunday at 3pm. I

Anniversary Masses - tonight at 7pm for Tony McFadden Glentogher, tomorrow at 7pm for Margaret McElhinney Foxhole, Sunday at 9am for Molly Brodlin.

Parish Draw winners 250 euro, Josie Doherty (T), Gortinney Promoter Patricia Doherty; 150 euro Maggie Doherty, Culkeeny Malin. Promoter Caoimhe and Celia McLaughlin; 100 euro, Anne Doherty Ballyloskey, Promoter Patricia McLaughlin. 100 euro Laura Doherty, Carrowreagh Rd. Promoter Sheena Doherty

Spraoi agus Sport is organising a kite making workshop tomorrow at 1-45pm and 4-00pm for 2 hours. Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult. 5 euro per child. Text/phone 086 8420203 to book your place. everyone welcome.

A very big thank you to all those who helped, supported, and contributed to last week’s Scout fundraising car wash. Special thanks is due to Supervalu, Q Hire, Matthew Monagle, and Kelly’s Oil Co.

Carndonagh Community Playgroup are having an open day today from  12 to 1pmm places are now available for September and the free preschool year. Contact the playgroup on 086-0516545.

Carn Men’s Shed’s monthly 25 card drive takes place next Tuesday, 3rd July. Members and non-members most welcome. There will be a dance in the Malin Hotel on Sat 14th July. There will be a raffle on the night for a load of turf. Tickets on sale from members 5 euro or you may pay at the door 7 euro.

Pioneer Bus to Knock Sunday 15th July. Leaving Moville 7-00am via Carndonagh Buncrana. Further details or to book your place tel Tommy 9382709 or Eileen on 9382442

A Coach will leave from Supervalu in Buncrana at 11.15 am for the Pro-Life Rally in Belfast on Saturday 7th July Limited seats, contact Mary Doherty on 086 321 8303. Further details www.rallyforlife.net

All aboard your rafts for the annual Malin Raft Race on Sunday 29th July, entries taken on the day, Music and entertainment on the green. Sunday 5th August Barrys’ Walk from Tower to town. All welcome to walk with Barry.

Senior Citizens Party will be held in the Strand Hotel on 8th July 6pm. Come and enjoy the meal, dancing and the bit of craic. We need numbers and we need to know if you need transport ring one of these numbers 0863696133 or 9374382.

Tidy Town Group meet up every Tuesday evening at 6.30pm at the County Council Offices Car Park. Each week during the summer litter picking, painting, weeding etc will be done and we appeal for people to help out. It will only take an hour or so. Please wear gloves, high-viz top and old clothing.

Lifeline Inishowen (Domestic Violence Services) Provide a confidential support and information service offering: Helpline, Information, Support, Drop-in, Outreach, Advocacy, Court Accompaniment, Counselling. Helpline and Appointments: 074 93 73232 Mon –to- Fri 10.00am – 1.30pm.

Kids’ Street Dance Camp: Hip hop Street dance, breakdancing, techno & Loads of other dance styles. If you’ve never danced before, now’s the time to learn. 2nd – 6th July 10am-1pm daily. In town, behind Mans shop (where old VFM used to be). Phone 0861774255/0861256163 for infor or to book your child’s place. Limited places available.

Inishowen Rugby Club Summer Camp is on from the 14th to the 17th of August 2012. Price is 40 eurofor first child and 25 eurofor each additional child. The Summer Camp is for boys and girls from 6 to 14 years age and is held at Carndonagh Community School. Registration Day is this Saturday at Carndonagh Community School from 11 to 1pm. Contact Brian on 0860682407 for further details.

The winning numbers in the GAA Club mini–lotto were 3, 15, 11, 7 and 16. There was no jackpot winner. The 30 euro prize went to Mary McLaughlin, 47 Clos Padraig, Carn; 15 euro each to Teresa McGeoghan, Collon; Pat and Martina Doherty, Doagh Island; Tanya McLaughlin, Dublin and Dolores O’Donnell, Ballybeg, Carn. The jackpot is 9,600 euro Thanks to all who continually support our weekly lotto.

Performing Arts Summer Camp in Glengad Community Centre: Wed 25th to Sat 28th July; 4-12 years. 45 euro per child with family discounts available. Camp is subject to numbers so booking is essential. To book contact Emma Porter on 0863601537

Are you 6-17 years old and interested in playing tennis? Enjoy 3 weeks of one hour lessons, Monday to Friday at Tulnaree, Carndonagh. Lessons will be available for all levels of players where you will learn and improve the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. Competition and prizes at the end of the 3 weeks. Rackets and balls supplied. Registration  Sunday 8th July 12pm-2pm- Simpsons Bar. Programme 3 Weeks - Monday 9th July -Friday 27th July. Enquires: dermotsimpson@hotmail.com Mob. No. Dermot 0879255288  Matthew 0879125049

If you have information you wish to have included in these notes tel 9374725 before 8pm on Sunday.