Support the ‘Friendly Face’ scheme

The Good Morning Service County Donegal is launching a new project the ‘Friendly Face Befriending Scheme’, covering the Inishowen Primary care area. This new addition is a natural progression for the organisation and will supplement the existing and very successful telephone contact service. It will encompass all the traditional high standards and qualities associated with The Good Morning Service.

The Friendly Face Befriending Scheme will be 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. Volunteers will participate in comprehensive training and have Garda Clearance before they are matched with a befriendee. The Befriendee can look forward to having a visit from their befriender each week.

The Befriending scheme will take referrals from health care professionals or community organisations and from family and friends; the befriendee will have to complete a short application form and will be visited by the Friendly Face Befriending Scheme Project Organiser in their home at an agreed time.

If you are interested in either using the service or becoming a Volunteer Befriender or just require more information contact Liam Hargan, Project Organiser on 07493 21598 or email:

There was no winner of the €2,300 jackpot in the Carrowmena FC Lotto which took place on Sunday 26th of February.

Numbers Drawn were: 11– 16 – 17 – 21. Winners of €20 were:Shay Mc Aleer ℅ John; Lorraine Mc Gonigle, Carrowmenagh; Michael Mc Laughlin, Lecamy. Next week’s Jackpot is €2,400. Draw will take place in Rawdons Bar Sunday 4th March 2011.

Walk & Talk continues every week in the Carrowmenagh community centre, for more details just contact us 074 93 67251

Yoga classes in Carrowmenagh Community Centre, every Tuesday @ 7pm. New members welcome. Painting classes commence in Carrowmenagh Community Centre every Thursday @ 7pm. New members welcome. The history links project continues every Thursday in Carrowmenagh Community Centre from 2pm-4pm. Everyone welcome.

Carndonagh Community School presents its annual fundraising Ceili in the Aras on Friday, 2nd March.  The fundraising project this year is to enhance the catering facilities in the Aras.  It is essential that this project be completed by August 2013 for the 40th Reunion Celebration in the school.  Music is by The Duntally Ceili Band.  Admission is €5 including supper.  Everybody welcome.  Tickets on sale in Doherty’s (Fintan`s) Newsagents, Carndonagh.

Greencastle Community Centre will be running the following Courses: Pilates: Start date Tue 28th Feb @ 7pm Price €35

Yoga: Start date Wed 7th March, @ 7pm, Price €35. Tai Chi: Start date Wed 7th March @ 7.30pm, Price €30. Sign language Level 1. Sign Language Level 2.Conversational Spanish. ‘Get Inishowen online’ Computer course three 2hr sessions Price €20.

Office Management BTEI conditions apply. Money Management. All courses will run subject to availability

For further information please phone 9381054 or email

 “Action Inishowen FAS Community Employment Scheme”. The following vacancies have arisen on the Action Inishowen FAS CE scheme, due to begin mid-January 2012 Minibus Driver and Bus Attendant – both of which require Garda Clearance,

Insulation and Draught proofing installers, front office workers and caretaker.

All vacancies are open to both male and female and are subject to the annual FAS conditions, if you are interested in any of these vacancies please forward your name, address, date of birth, PPS No. and Telephone No. to Action Inishowen Ltd, Millbrae, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal also indicating your preferred vacancy option. For further information please phone 074 93 74529.  

 Little Learners Pre School -Anyone wishing to enrol their child in Little Learners Pre School, Greencastle in 2012 is asked to confirm their child’s name as the pre school are planning their new school year and have limited spaces remaining. To collect an enrolment form or for further information please contact the school on 0863498196, Thank you.

Carndonagh Community Market is on every Saturday at the Colgan Hall, Carndonagh from 12-3pm.  We have a variety of stalls selling local, homemade and handcrafted produce - from locally produced food to unique Inishowen handcrafted goods.  We also have live music, hot food, and a warm welcome!  Pop in for a chat and a cuppa.  We are always keen to welcome new stallholders, if you would be interested you can contact us through our website - - or chat to any of the current stallholders.

The Parent committee of Craigtown National school will be running the Good as New shop in the premises of Supervalue Carndonagh from the 1st March for 6 weeks. We would also appreciate good saleable goods, we can arrange pick up of goods, all funds going towards our new building, please contact Kathleen on 0863858821

Hillhead Presbyterian Church, Lifeline (Inishowen) Domestic Violence Service and Inishowen Women’s Information Network will hold an Interdenominational Service to mark International Women’s Day in the Hillhead Church, Carndonagh on Thursday 8th March at 7.30pm. This service is open to all Women and Men. Light refreshments will follow the service.

The Inishowen agriculture show society are celebrating their Centenary (100th) show on Saturday 21st July 2012. It would be appreciated if anyone who has photographs/press cuttings etc, relating to past shows could forward them, by contacting the show committee secretary Seamus Doherty on 086 0567981 as soon as possible. All photographs will be returned.

After the success of our first Heritage Night, we are now running a second event this Friday 2nd March @ 8pm.  We will be showing Greencastle Regatta 1990 which includes the blessing of the fleet (one of the last years when the boats left the pier).  Refreshments will be served at the interval.

Great nostalgia come along and see the faces from the past.  A very enjoyable night out for everyone from 5 – 105!  €5 admission by ticket only.  Tickets available in the Centre, Greencastle Post Office, Pats Shop and Jacks Shop

Government rural broadband scheme -Reminder to send in your return forms to arrive Friday this week.

Host families wanted for Spanish students. Aged 12 17yrs Families must have children in this age group for further details please phone 0872323062 or 0872044197. Families wanted to host Spanish students for month of July. Students do not go to school and you must have a son/daughter aged between 13 to 18 in your home. Good rates apply. For application form ring: 0861096399 or 9383080

Line dancing will be starting in Glencrow Hall Moville(up towards Moville Health Centre) on Thursday the 2nd of February for 7 weeks from 7.30  to 8.30. Please wear soft shoes as heels are not permitted owing to the quality of the floor.

Carrowmenagh Community Centre provides a range of services. If you would like any typing, printing, photocopying, e-mailing, laminating, or binding done, you can avail of these services for a small fee. You can also book the hall for meetings, courses, etc. Telephone 07493 67251.

Notes - If you would like to have anything included in the Carrowmenagh Notes please telephone 93 67251 with the details or e-mail them to no later than 9.30am on Monday.