Parish mourns Michael Bradley

Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Michael Bradley, Aught, Ture. Michael, who was in his 84th year, died in Letterkenny Hospital after a long illness.

He was pre-deceased by his wife, Peggy, 13 years ago and also by his brothers Seamus, Paddy, Tony and infant Henry, his sisters Kathleen, Susie and Greta. Deepest sympathy is extended to his sons John, Michael and Sean, his daughters Mary and Susan, his brother Willie, sisters Eileen and Mary also to his ten grandchildren and his many friends in the area.

Sympathy is also extended to Susie McCauley (nee Doherty), Ture, Muff on the death of her brother Willie Doherty, Derry who died at home after a long illness bravely borne and in the loving care of his wife and family.He is survived by his wife Grace, daughters Anne, Edel and Deirdre, sons Willie, Pat, Micky, Paul, Desi and Adrian, his brother Micky, Dungiven, sisters Susie, Ture and Mary, Derry, his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Willie was a great family man, he worked for many years at Derry Harbour and in later years drove a taxi. He was very popular and made friends both in Derry and Donegal. His Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr. John Cargan in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Steelstown and burial took place in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Muff. May he rest in peace.

Michael spent 20 years of his life working in England but came back to Aught where he bought land and farmed until his illness. He was a very quiet and hard working man, his Saturday nights were spent in the Carmans Inn where he met up with his friends and enjoyed the craic.

Requiem Mass was concelebrated in the Sacred Heart Church, Muff by his nephew Fr. Brendan Crowley, Fr. John Farren and Fr. Colm Morrison and two of the priests from Termonbacca were also in attendance. The music in the church was supplied by his nephew’s wife, Bridie Crowley. Burial took place in the adjoining graveyard. May he rest in peace.

The Variety Concert held recently in St. Mary’s Community Hall in aid of the St. Vincent De Paul Society and organised by Roisin Brogan raised 280 euro. The organisers wish to thank everyone who supported the event.

Any pioneer who has reached the twenty-five or 50 year milestone can order a silver or gold pin by ringing Ellen on 9384406.

Parents and guardians of sixth class pupils are invited to the open annual evening in Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana on Tuesday, 25th January at 7.15 p.m.

The annual general meeting of Foyle Credit Union will be held in Caiseal Mara Hotel, Moville on Tuesday, 25th January at 8. p.m. Free draw for members in attendance.

New Jobs Clubs - Job seeking training courses starting in Carndonagh and Buncrana shortly. To book ring Aisling on 9361376.

A short scripture course on St. Matthew’s Gospel will take place in the Thornhill Centre from 7.30-9.30 p.m. on the Mondays of February. Cost 30 euro, payable in instalments. To book telephone 04871351233.

Parish Draw winners were: The Gallagher family, Grove Cottages 300 euro; Jacqueline Doherty, Sappagh, 200 euro; Sean Rutherford, Carry 100 euro.

Looking for a bit of fitness in 2011. Then why not come along to the Fun Fitness Classes in QPS clubhouse. Dance Aerobics, Monday 7.30 and Wednesday 6.30 and Circuit classes are Mondays 6.30pm and Wednesday’s 7.30pm. Classes are aimed at all level of fitness and ages. It’s the fun and sociable way of getting fit. Beginners always welcome. 5 euro per class or 20 euro per month.

Coffee mornings take place every other Thursday at Warren View Manor, Muff at 10.30 p.m. the next will be held next Thursday, 27th January.

Line dancing every Monday night from 8-9.30 p.m. Line dancing is a fantastic way of keeping fit and great fun especially in the learning stages.

The staff of Warren View would be grateful of your support to any or both of these activities as they want the Manor to be not only sheltered housing for the people who reside there but also a place where outsiders can come and take part in all the social events.

‘Children in Crossfire’ would like to thank all who supported their 2010 Advent Appeal.

The numbers drawn in this week’s Naomh Padraig GAA Lotto Draw were 4:3:7:5:1:6 and 2. There was no jackpot winner and the runner-up prize of 100 euro went to Colleen McDaid, Aught Road. Next week’s jackpot will be 600 euro.

The Underage presentation which was cancelled in December due to the weather has been rearranged for this Sunday, 23rd January in the Clubhouse at 4.30 p.m.

The club’s annual general meeting has also been fixed for the following Sunday, 30th January at 4pm. in the Clubhouse. As always the annual general meeting is a vital meeting and everyone associated with the club is encouraged to attend.

The club’s annual dinner dance will take place in the Caiseal Mara, Moville on February, 4th with music provided by Liam A. Tickets, priced at 20 euro will be on sale soon and will be available from any of the committee members. Finally there are a few copies of the Donegal Yearbook avilable to purchase. Book costs 15 euro and are available from any of the committee members.