Culdaff hosts County Fleadh this weekend

A full programme of music and entertainment comes to Culdaff this weekend when the county fleadh is held for the first time. The local committee have been very busy organising things for the weekend and there are brochures in all the local outlets. It commences tonight and culminates with a marching bands competition on Sunday in Caratra Park. All support over the weekend most welcome.

The Cancer Support & Social Group monthly meeting will be held on Monday next in the Milltown House, Carndonagh from 7.30pm-9.30pm. We welcome males/females who have had a cancer diagnosis, family members, carers or friends of someone affected by cancer.  Come along for moral support, shared information, chat and light refreshments.  Meetings take place on the second Monday of the month. Contact Rita 086 6028993/Deirdre 087 7634596 or Jim 087 7858836.

Eight tables participated in the Bocan Scout group quiz which raised 472 euro (including donations) last week. Winners were Norah McGrenaghan’s Dream Team by two points from Gerard Davenports Backs to the Wall team. Bar questions were answered by Michelle Houghton, Ciaran Doherty and Gerard Davenport. Raffle winners were Stephen Canning, Michael Doherty, MartinMcGrenaghan, Catherine McGrenaghan,John Doherty, Siobhan McIntyre, Ciaran O’Connor, Lizzie O’Brien, Catherine McDaid, Jason and Jayne Conroy and Michelle Houghton. The scouts would like to thank all who supported the quiz and Bernard and Johnny for the use of their premises.

Ten teams took part in the Gleneely Development Group quiz in Carrick’s last Friday night. Winners were Sugar Lips led by Sharon Curran. Second place were Firefield led by Damien Gallagher and third place was Bolt Like a Colt led by Stephen McLaughlin. Bar questions correctly answered by Sharon Curran and Maire McGowan. Prize winners in raffle Jane Conroy, Helen McLaughlin, Tommy Lafferty, Marie Fildara, JP Lafferty, Gareth McLaughlin, Margaret Lafferty and Jason Conroy. The Development Group would like to thank Paddy and Marie for the use of their premises as well as Martin and Hugh quizmasters and karaoke entertainment. Thanks also to those who sponsored prizes and took part on the night.

A quiz in aid of Culdaff Ladies FC will be held in McGuinness’s Bar next Friday, 18th May commencing at 10pm. All support greatly appreciated.

Quizzes continue on Sunday nights in the Culdaff Arms with quizmaster Ollie commencing at 9pm sharp.All welcome.

Gleneely Wheelers Cycling Club leave Carrick’s Bar every Sunday at 10am and 2pm. All levels of abilities welcome.Contact Michelle on 0879704196 or Mary on 0868831954

The Mother & Toddler Group meets in Bocan Hall every Wednesday from 10.30am until 12 noon.

Slimming World – new time, Carndonagh GAA Club Thursdays at 9.30am and 7pm. Contact Nicola for further details on 086 3368215. Everyone welcome

Culdaff Writers Group will meet in McGrory’s on Thursday May 17th at 8pm. Anyone interested in writing or talking about writing are welcome to attend.

Whist winners, 1st John Doherty ( T) Carrowmore; 2nd James McConalogue Cashel, 2nd Joanie McLaughlin Carn Cashel Tickets:Joanie McLaughlin,John Doherty, Ellen Ann Lafferty & Collette Carlin. Other winners: Carrie McLaughlin, Fr J McGonagle, Rita McGarrigle, Mickey O’Donnell, Collette Carlin, Richard Kelly and Dolores O’Donnell

Whist continues this and every Friday at 8.45pm in the Wee Hall Culdaff, with Snowball now 120 euro for 187 or better. Everybody welcome.

There was no winner of the Gleneely Colts lotto jackpot last week.Numbers drawn were 10-13-14-18 and next week’s jackpot is now 7,350 euro. Twenty uro winners were Michaela McLaughlin, 41 Gemstone Park, Mark Smith Gleneely, Thomas E Lafferty Moneydarragh, Jim Kelly, Moneydarragh and J Lynch, The Corner, Dristernan Gleneely. The draw will be held in Carrick’s Bar on Sunday night.Thank you for your support.

The AGM Gleneely Colts will be held in the clubhouse tomorrow at 6pm.All players and persons interested in the club to attend. All welcome.

A Zumba Class will be held in Bocan Hall every Wednesday night from 6.30pm – 7.30pm and in Malin Hall on Monday nights at the same time.Come along as it is a brilliant way to exercise and get fit.

Arthritis Ireland Inishowen is launching a walk fit programme commencing on May 17th in the Wee Hall in Culdaff (Carndonagh/Malin Area/Gleneely) from 10.00am to 11.00am. This is a gentle exercise programme indoors designed especially for people with Arthritis or Fibromyalgia. To book a place contact Una (086) 3748676 or e-mail  

To have items included in the Culdaff /Gleneely Parish Notes telephone Philomena O’Brien 07493-79448 / 086-8418189.