It’s Daffodil Day today

Ceili dancer Jasmine from St Patrick's Girl's School. (2003PG09)
Ceili dancer Jasmine from St Patrick's Girl's School. (2003PG09)

Today is Daffodil Day in aid of the Irish Cancer Society and the fundraiser is celebrating its 25th birthday this year. We are calling on everyone to get involved and help make this an extra special occasion.

Inishowen Environmental Group is holding its annual Tree Sale of native hardwood trees and shrubs at Donagh Cross, from 11am. 2 euro per tree/shrub. Colour it green with trees.

There will be a charity dance in the Strand Hotel tonight from 10-1pm in aid of local causes. Music by Capricorn and there will be a Glamorous Granny and Granda. Admission 5 euro. For further information contact Michael McLaughlin 9385376.

As part of the activities to celebrate 100 years of the Carndonagh Agricultural Show, the Society is hosting a quiz in Simpson’s Bar Tul-na -Ri tonight. Come along and enjoy the craic. Everyone most welcome .

Carndonagh Community School is considering introducing I pads for students from Sept 2012 – the target group are the incoming first years and therefore the Central Parent Committee have arranged an information evening for the parents of that year group – i.e. students enrolling in Sept 2012 next Wednesday 28th March at 7.30pm in the Aras. The parents of any other year group are also welcome to attend.

A Social in aid of Beaumont Hospital will be held in Hillhead Church Hall, on Friday 13th April 2012. Music by Peter Mac. Dancing 9.30-1.30pm Tickets (incl Supper) 6 euro. Anniversary Mass tomorrow at 7pm for Mary Doherty Chapel St.

Parish Draw Results 1st 250 euro, Maura Mathews, Carrick, Carndonagh,Promoter Michelle McLaughlin; 2nd 150 euro,  James & Anne Houghton, Benduff. Promoter Mary Lafferty (V) ; 3rd 100 euro, Diver Family, Benduff, promoter Mary Lafferty (V); 4th 100 euro, Catherine Coleman, Gortinney, promoter Patricia Doherty.

Bus trip to Knock Devine Mercy Pilgrimage. Overnight stay on 14th / 15th April. Cost €95 including meal and accomodation. Payment must be made in advance. Further details or to book tel 9320734 or mob 086 3222874

Slimming World Come along to the Strand Hotel on Wed at 5 pm or 7 pm or contact Geraldine on 0863145910, Groups are held on Thursday’s at 10 am or 7 pm at the Clubrooms, Carndonagh GAA Club, Foden, (Moville Road,) Carndonagh. Consultant, Nicola Mackey Kelly at 086 3368215 for any information

Mr & Mrs Fundraiser organised by Parents’ Association of St Patrick’s Boys N.S. on Sat 31st March in Malin Hotel. Tickets 10 euro each available at School Office, Supervalu, Doherty’s News Agents, Costcutters & The Malin Hotel. Colaiste Chinéal Eoghain Bun Cranncha, are hosting a pamper night on Wednesday 25th of April at 8pm in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel. Various treatments available. Ideal Mothers Day gift. Tickets €20. Available from Inishowen Gateway Hotel.

Carn GAA hosts Strictly Come Dancing, on Easter Sunday Plaza Ballroom, Buncrana.

The Good Morning Service County Donegal is launching ‘Friendly Face Befriending Scheme’, aimed at further reducing the social isolation of people over the age of 60yrs in the Inishowen community through the matching of a volunteer befriender with an individual who may feel socially isolated or vulnerable. If you are interested in either using the service or becoming a Volunteer Befriender contact Liam Hargan on 93 21598 or email:

Carndonagh Boxing Club isstarting Boxercise classes for men every Thursday night from 7- 9 in the Carn Boxing Club behind the Colgan Hall. Open to all age groups over 18 and all body types.

Scouting News: Beavers were busy making special Mother’s Day gifts this week while the Cubs made Chinese lanterns and hats for the annual County Camp which will take place after Easter. Scouts went on a hike, led by Jeremy Smith, up Mamore Gap and down by the Clonmany waterfall. The Venturers had outdoor activities also when they joined the Raphoe group for camping and backwoods cooking at the island on Mintiagh Loch off the Buncrana Mountain Road. Remix Disco: Colgan Hall next Friday, March 30th. Secondary school students only. Adm 5 euro. Supervised by Scout leaders. Seachtain na Gaeilge: The pupils of St. Patrick’s Girls’ & Boys’ Schools were busy with various imeachtaí agus gníomhaíochtaí this week for Seachtain na Gaeilge and they enjoyed some joint activities also - mar shampla Trath na gCeist, Corpoideachas as Gaeilge agus Céilí (tháinig na tuismitheoirí freisin!). There were also visits to the ospidéal for amhráin agus filíocht and to the leabharlann for a cluiche Biongó.

Easter Craft Fair in the Colgan Hall Carndonagh on Easter Monday April 9th from 12pm - 6pm in aid of the Foyle Hospice. Spaces are limited, if you would like to book a stand contact Bernie on 087-2031813

If you are bereaved and would like to talk to someone in confidence, the Carndonagh Bethany Bereavement Support Group is here to help. From the 3rd of April members of the Bethany group will be assisting Fr Con Mc Laughlin by visiting bereaved families with a choice of readings for funeral masses. Next drop in will be held in St MaCartins Parish Office beside the Sacred Heart Church Carndonagh on the first Monday of the month( 3 April). Phone Nos. 0863572121 or 0863593821

“Youth” Strictly Come Dancing in the Ballyliffen Lodge on Easter Sunday (8th April) Doors open 7.30pm and show starts at 8pm.Admission €10 and €5 for children under 12.

Winning New Opportunities Programme for jobseekers will run in Clonmany Community Centre from Monday 26th March to Friday 30th March. if you are interested in taking part contact the Centre--0749376772 or Aisling at IDP --0749361376

GAA Lotto: The winning numbers in the club mini-lotto were 6, 4, 3, 10 and 24. There was no jackpot winner. The 30 Euro prize went to Patricia Monagle, Priestown, Carn; 15 Euro each to Jason McCabe, Moville Rd. Carn; Shane Bush; Eileen McElhinney, Teranerry, Gleneely and Mary McGonagle, Diamond, Carndonagh. The jackpot next week is 8,200 euro

Fundraising Cycle Sunday 25th March 2012-Proceeds to GAA/Kidney Assoc and Carn Community Hospital 3 routes, all start and finish at Clubrooms. Seniors (not as in old), starts at 10am Carn Quigley’s/Moville/Gleneely/Culdaff/Malin/Carn. Intermediate starts at 10.30am, Carn/Gleneely/Culdaff/Malin/Carn. Family, clubrooms/Riversdale/Malin Road/Carn/Clubroom Adults 10 euro and families 10 euro.