New blood donors needed

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel on Monday, 9th July from 6.30–9.30pm. and on Tuesday, 10th July from 2.30–5p.m. and 7–9.30pm. Please try to attend and help ensure that essential blood supplies are always available.

Inishowen Women’s Information Network Ltd. is holding its second annual Fashion Show In the Strand Hotel Ballyliffen on Thursday 5th July. Doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start Admission 5 euro payable at the door. Exhibitors include Audrey Doherty Millinery, Global Fashions, Elegance by Donagh, Ginni G, Blush Boutique Inishowen Co-Op, Jackie’s Ladies’ and Children’s wear, Jay Bee’s Factory Shop and Mark’s Menswear. For more details contact Jacqui on 074 9373562 or 0879120079

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

The Inishowen Country Market, Church Street will be held tomorrow from 2 – 3 p.m. and on Saturday, 14th July. There is a wide variety of home baking, farm produce, crafts and much more.

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

Fitness Classes continue in the Leisure Centre – Aqua Fit, Spin Bike, Yoga, Pilates, Step Aerobics and Zumba. A Beginners Pilates course will start on Wednesday, 4th July at 6.30 p.m. Special price, for more details and to book telephone Clare 9362723 or 086 3811632. For details telephone 936100.

Kid’s Boxercise classes, held by a fully qualified registered instructor for boys and girls aged 7 – 12 is on Tuesdays and on Thursdays from 4 – 4.45 p.m. To book telephone 086 3238437.

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.

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

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.

Boogie Bugs music and movement classes in Buncrana Leisure Centre for ages 3 - 6 every Wednesday from 4-5pm. facebook: Boogie Bugs or call 0863068655.

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 10pm– 1am, music is by the Chris Duntally Ceili Band and admission is 5 euro in aid of school funds.

Boxing exercising for females of all ages will take place in Desertegney Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 – 11 a.m. and on Saturdays from 11 – 12 midday.

Ann’s Boxercise Class @ Kickstart, Buncrana. Tuesdays, 7.30-8.30pm. Thursdays, 10-11am. Fridays, 6-7pm. Half hour Tone & Reshape Class, Tuesday 8.30-9pm. Very popular workout as it works the whole body but is really good fun. Beginners welcome. For further information telephone 086 3238437.

The Buncrana Music, Arts and Culture Festival 2012 thanks all who have already committed to help steward the coming festival and more volunteers are needed. If you can commit to one or more nights please telephone Pat 086 8179209 or Nicholas 086 8435031.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.

Welcome in to God’s family Heidi Neileen McGinley, Amber Jayne Grant, Sophie Ann McClay and Lily Iwona Kolodziej who were baptised recently.

Your prayers are asked for Brian O’Donnell who was buried recently and for his family and friends saddened by their loss.

Parish Draw winners, 1st 500 euro- Annie McCarron, Carndonagh, promoter 30 euro Noeleen Tynan; 2nd, 300 euro – Bridget McDaid, Drumfries, promoter 20 euro, Rose Daly; 3rd, 150 euro – Gay Doyle, St. Oliver’s Avenue, promoter 20 euro Marie Deehan.

The winning numbers in the G.A.A. 2,840 euro jackpot lotto draw were: 2-13-14-25. There was no jackpot winner this week, the five 20 euro prizes went to the O’Connell Family, Lisfannon, Robert Hutchinson, Clonbeg, Brigid Trodden, 27 Marion Park, Rose Grant, c/o Paul McGonigle, Jean O’Flaherty, Main Street.

Week 19 i.C.A.R.E. weekly Draw winners, 1st prize - Marian Doherty 300 euro, promoter, Deirdre Mc Gee 20 euro; 2nd - Francis Stainsby, 150 euro, promoter Martin McDermott 15 euro; 3rd – Dougie McKinlay 75 euro, promoter, Gareth Quigley, 15 euro. Congratulations to all winners, it’s not too late to sign up to the weekly draw all for only 1 europer week. Phone Darren McLaughlin i.C.A.R.E. Fundraising Officer on 0868602033 for more information.

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