Donations needed for parish auction

An auction in aid of Parish Funds will be held in St. Patrick,s Hall, Malin on Friday 19th October at 7pm. The hall will be open on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th for viewing. For donations contact: Martin 0868606890, James 0876206307. Eugene 0863358105. Ronald 0861032284. Patsy 9370738. Liam 9370039 or John 0877730595. No beds or clothes please.

A meeting will be held to-night at 8pm in Malin Head Community Centre to Save our Malin Head. Please come along and show 
your support.

SIGNAL a site-specific public art project devised and directed by North-55 to mark the history of Inistrahull Island will be launched today in Glengad Community Centre at 2pm. There will also be a screening of the film-“Signal:3’ which reflects the lighthouse’s signature beam of three white flashes every 15 seconds. Sean Beattie, Local historian and author of The Book of Inistrahull will launch the project. Refreshments will be served between 2.30pm and 4.30pm with the launch of Lanterns later in 
the evening

Carndonagh Community Market is now on once a month - put the dates in your diaries - the last Saturday of each month, 29th September, 28th October, 25th November from 12-3pm in the Colgan Hall, Carndonagh. With a wider range of stalls (some new), children’s activities, live music and all local produce, there’s something for everyone. If you would like a stall, contact us on 086 0840633, email us on or contact us through our website “

Malin Community Employment Project scheme for 2012/2013 will commence on 29th October. There are vacancies for the following posts: 1 playgroup assistant (Malin town),1 administrator (Malin town) and 5 general workers. These positions will afford the participants the opportunity to gain valuable experience in different fields, also through involvement in this project, participants can access a wide range of training opportunities. Usual FAS conditions apply (over 25 and 1 yr unemployed) also spousal swap may apply. If interested please contact either John on 074 9370605/0862522685 or Danny on 0868124568. Please note that interviews for the playgroup will be held as soon as possible as Garda vetting has to be applied for these posts. If interested please forward your details as soon as possible.

Malin Bowling Club is starting back for the season. Bowling every Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 8pm in St. Patrick’s Hall, Malin Town. New members are welcome, male and female, young and old. Please come along and have a go at playing bowls. Contact 0868787310 for more details.

Would you be willing to share your old or new photographs of Glengad and Inistrahull so we could record and preserve the history in a book. All photographs will be returned, for more information contact Shelia Mc Clay 0863645912,

Malin Bingo winners: 130 euro. Pauline Mc Laughlin, Aughaclay, Mary J Mc Clenaghan, Culdaff, Rita Bradley, Carndonagh and Ella Doherty, Carndonagh. 65 euro winner: Marie Harkin, Carndonagh. Bingo takes place every Sunday night in St. Patrick’s Hall, Malin commencing at 8.30pm.

Malin Parish Draw winners - 200 euro, Shiela Smyth, Culkeeny. 130 euro. Celia Farren, Glentosker and 65 euro: Barbara Doherty, Westown, Malin Head.

There were fantastic scenes in Malin on Thursday evening with Declan Walsh carrying the Sam Maguire cup over the bridge in Malin to a huge crowd on the green, flanked by a guard of honour of Malin underage teams. Thanks to everyone who helped organize the event with a special thanks to all the local entertainment on the stage who were hugely influential in making the night such a success. Thanks to everyone who attended the surprise party for Irelands No 1 GAA fan Patrick Houton in the GAA centre on Saturday night, a great night had by all with special thanks to Charlie Doherty of ICRFM for the music and Anne Lafferty for all her culinary skills in the kitchen.

Scór na nÓg Inishowen will take place in Muff next Friday, 12th October. The categories are Ceili dancing, Solo singing, Ballad, Instrumental group, Recitation, Drama, Set Dancing and Quiz. All participants must be under 17 on 1/1/2013. If you are interested in taking part and representing Malin GAA please contact Grace McCarron on 0868047199 before September 22nd. Shaun McLaughlin(O) is representing Malin GAA Club in The Biggest Loser, an Inishowen charity fundraiser with all seven Inishowen clubs represented with each of the participants raising money for various local charities, well done to all of them for attempting to raise much needed funds. Shaun is raising money for the Donegal Hospice over the next 10 weeks with the final weigh in for all seven participants taking place in the Malin GAA Centre on Sunday 28th October at 9-00pm. Between now and then there will be sponsorship sheets available throughout the parish, please support Shaun in this very worthy cause. Dermot O Brien and Culdaff FC are very kindly running a quiz in McGuinness’ Bar, Culdaff on Friday 5th October to help raise funds for Shaun’s cause and we would ask as many people as possible from Malin GAA Club to attend.

Anyone looking to order club gear as Christmas presents should place orders as soon as possible in McClean’s shop in Malin so as to ensure to avoid disappointment.There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot. The sequence drawn was 2,7,6,1,5,3,4. The 50 euro winner was James Hamish, Malin Glen with the 20 euro sellers prize going to McClean’s Bar, Malin. Next week’s lotto jackpot is 3,050 euro and we thank the local community for its continued support.

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