Illies school raises Green Glag today

Scoil Naomh Iosaf Illies School invite everyone to join them in the raising of the school’s first Green Flag today at 12 noon.

This summer, Art & Craft workshops will be on offer in the Buncrana area for children from 7 to 12 years old. The classes will run on the 19th and 20th July in Tullyarvan Mill and will consist of painting, t-shirt printing, pottery and vinyl art. Workshops start at 10am and finish at 2.30pm. Children are asked to bring an old shirt or top and a packed lunch. Price for the two days is 30 euro per child which includes firing costs and materials. If interested please contact Tullyarvan Mill on 9361613. Places will be limited so early booking is advisable.

The Swilly Gardening Club will meet next Monday at 8pm in Angler’s Centre. guest speaker will be in attendance, and new members are always welcome. Contact Susie on 0749361606

The club’s outing will take place on June 30th to the Portnoo area. For further information contact Margaret 9361114.

The Nazareth House, Fahan is holding an Open Day tomorrow from 2 – 5 p.m. All welcome.

A sponsored walk will take place next Saturday, 23rd June at 12 noon from Drung Chapel to Greenbank Hall. Transport provided from Greenbank at 11:30am.

George Faulkner Memorial cycle will be held on Sunday 24th June. There will be three routes and registration is from 9 – 10 a.m. in Callaghan’s Bar, Quigley’s Point.

All proceeds from these two events will go to Drung Chapel Repair Fund & Aspergillosis Research. For more information contact Marilyn 0861096399 or Kathleen Steele 0749383348

The Tidy Towns committee has submitted its 2012 plan to the national tidy towns competition and with only two weeks to go before adjudication everyone in the community is asked to help prepare the town to show at its best. If you have any spare time why not join in the clean up every Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Tourist Information Centre.

You can now get entry forms for the annual Garden/Building competition from SuperValu, the Post Office, The Council offices, Mac’s or the Credit Union. Applications close onFriday, 15th July.

The Ardaravan Heights Residents’ Association is planting a Butterfly Garden in Ardaravan Heights and they would appreciate the assistance of local gardeners in providing plants and shrubs for the project. Various plants are required. For more information telephone 086 3564888.

The Buncrana Youth Club is holding its Annual Summer Camp on 2nd - 6th July, camp includes canoeing, swimming, arts & crafts, soccer, dodgeball and many more games. For details contact Marcella at 93-61594

In the Buncrana Leisure Centre, Kids’ swim week - lessons for kids age 5+ starting Monday 2nd July – Saturday 7th July, morning lessons. Spaces are limited, book early, All enquiries please phone 074 9361000

DeafHear is holding clinics in the Public Service building in Carndonagh on Monday, 18th June. For appointment telephone 9188252 or text 086 8858194.

Feis Domhnaigh is fast approaching - June 22-24th. All help of any kind greatly appreciated. Volunteers needed to help on the door, stage etc if you could spare a few hours over this weekend contact Karen on 087 2987370

Playhouse Pre-School, 8 Millfield, Buncrana will run a Summer Camp first week in July for under 6 year olds.Please contact Pauline Barnett on 0863750743 for more details.

Inishowen Rural Transport is recruiting volunteers for a social car scheme which will run on a six month pilot basis up to December. If you would like to volunteer telephone Cormac 087 9861606 or Noreen 9362291.

Join ‘Beach Bootcamp’ at Ludden Beach on Wednesdays at 6.30 and 7.30 p.m. and on Fridays at 7 a.m., 9.45 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Pram-ercise Fitness classes are held at the Shore Front on Mondays from 5 – 6 p.m., Tuesdays 9.45 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays at 9.45 a.m. and 11 a.m. For further information telephone 086 3238437.

Accord Carndonagh is looking for people to train to work as part of their Marriage Preparation Course team. For further information please telephone 9374103 or email: The closing date is 18th May.

A Tea/Coffee Morning in aid of Donegal Hospice will take place in Northbrook Designs, Old Road, Ballymacarry on Wednesday, 20th June from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information telephone Danielle 086 8062353.

Scoil Mhuire Class of 1967 – 72 is organising a reunion for all past pupils and teachers on Friday, 22nd June. For more information and tickets please contact Eileen Quigley 086 1684912 or Bernadette Downey, 085 7771572.

Boogie Bugs Music and Movement is back in Buncrana Leisure Centre. Babies up to age 3 on Tuesdays at 11.15am, and a new drop off class for age 3 to age 6 on Wednesdays at 4pm. 5 euro, family discounts, no enrolment necessary. Guitar music, shakers, singing and dancing, bubbles, parachute games and lots of fun! Contact: Bernie 086 3068655 facebook: Boogie Bugs

Desertegney Parent and Toddler Group meet every Thursday at 10 a.m. upstairs in the football club house (across from the primary school) all parents/carers with young children welcome Ceili Mor and Old Time dancing will be held tonight in the Illies Hall from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. Music is by the Chris Duntally Ceili Band and admission is 5 euro in aid of school funds.

Ceili Classes are held in Desertegney every Wednesday at 8.30 p.m. All welcome.

Ballroom Dancing classes are held in the Plaza, Main Street, every Thursday from 8 – 10 p.m. – learn to waltz, quick step or jive. Qualified teachers N.A.T.D. London. For further details telephone 9362867.

‘Shall We Dance’ classes are held in the Illies Hall every Thursday from 8.30 – 10 p.m.

The Illies Golden Gloves is holding IABA camps for boys and girls aged 8 – 14 years. Each camp runs for five days from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Camps begin on Monday, 2nd – 6th July, 9 – 13th July and 16 – 20 July. For more information telephone 9321566, 086 2236088 or email

Welcome in to God’s family Leah Bredgeen Baldrick, Ethan Alexander Flanagan, Amber Rose Kate Lambe, James Connor O’Neill, Imara Emma NicLochlainn and Dominik Ian Marchlewicz who were baptised recently.

Your prayers are asked for Sheila Hutchinson who was buried recently and for her family and friends saddened by their loss.

In the Parish Draw for 3rd June, 1st 500 euro - Kathleen Doherty, c/o promoter, promoter, 30 euro Patricia Gallagher; 2nd 300 euro – James O’Malley, c/o 35, Marian Park, promoter 20 euro, Kathleen O’Haire; 3rd 150 euro – Roisin Henderson, Cockhill Road, promoter 20 euro, Bernie Fullerton.

In the i.C.A.R.E. draw 1st prize – Eileen McGinley, 300 euro, promoter, Marita Bryne €20; 2nd prize - Liz McLaughlin 150 euro, promoter, Martina Harkin €15; 3rd prize - Heidi Doherty, 75 euro, promoter Angela Tourish 15 euro. Congratulations to all our winners, not too late to sign up to our weekly draw all for only 1 euro per week. Phone Darren McLaughlin i.C.A.R.E. Fundraising Officer on 0868602033 for more information.

The winning numbers in the 2,800 euro jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 5th June in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 10-12-15-16. There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five 20 euro prizes which went to the following lucky participants: Peter McKinney, 7 Marian Park, Marie Doherty, Killourt, Malin Head, Oisín Doherty, Ballymagan, Stephen and Elaine Deery, 15 River View and John McCarter, St. Oran’s Road. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

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