The annual Easter Sunday Commemoration of Pat O Donnell starts at Derrybeg Chapel Easter Sunday 8thth April at 12.15 and marching to the Pádraig Mhícheáil Airt memorial at Pete’s. Everyone is welcome.
Won World Irish Dancing Championship
At the 42nd World Irish Dancing Championships held in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast , this week , twelve year old Rónán Kelly, came Ist in the 12-13 years category. Rónán is a son of Bríd Kelly (née McGarvey) who is originally from Middletown , Derrybeg. She is daughter of Pat Bán McGarvey, ex. N.T., and the late Nóra McGarvey. Rónán’s father, John Kelly is originally from Roscommon. Rónán who has been dancing from an early age has won many championships in recent years including the All Ireland Championship, the Scottish Championship the North America Championship and also the English Championship.
The Late Cathal McGee
The death took place at his home in Arduns on Friday March 23rd of Cathal McGee. Aged 58 years, he was a son of the late Mickey Jimmy Mhicí McGee and Gracie Eoghain Pheadair Bhig [née O’Donnell]. Cathal was very well known in the locality as he was involved in a number of business ventures in recent years. Cathal could be described as a handy man, the same as his late father, Mickey. He was gifted with his hands and he could turn his hand at any task from fixing cars, wiring or roofing a house. He picked up all this from his father. He had great passion for cars, and one of the offertory gifts brought up to the altar was a model of a car. He was brother of the well known singer, Séamus McGee.
For a number of years Cathal operated a mobile phone shop in Magheraclogher which was located adjoining the Greim Gasta Fast Food outlet. When he closed this business he opened a tyre fitting facility called, “Arduns Tyres”. Here he supplied and fitted new tyres, and he also operated a car wash facility as well as a puncture repair service from the same premises. He continued with this business until the offset of his illness over a year ago.
The very large and representative attendance at the wake and funeral, clearly indicated the high esteem and respect in which the deceased and his family are held. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Derrybeg on Sunday week last at 1.00p.m. The main celebrant of the mass was An Dr. Oirmh. Pádraig Ó Baoighill, Sagart Paróiste Ghaoth Dobhair, and he was assisted by Fr. Seán Ó Gallchóir, Sagart Paróiste Ghort a’ Choirce and Fr. Brian Ó Fearraigh, Seiplineach Phobal Scoil Ghaoth Dobhair and Fr. Donnchadh Ó Baoill, C.C., Cnoc Fola. The soloist was Paddy Joe O’Donnell, Annagry and he was accompanied on the organ by his wife, Máire. Family members and relatives brought the gifts to the altar and done the readings as well as the prayers of the faithful. His funeral afterwards took place to Magheragallon cemetery and he was interred in a plot alongside his parents, Mickey and Gracie.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, daughter, Sharon, brother, Séamus McGee [Arduns], sister, Bríd Whoriskey, [Arduns], inlaws, nephews, nieces, family circle and a wide circle of friends to all of whom deep sympathy is extended.
Holy Week Ceremonies
The following is the arrangements for the Holy Week Ceremonies held in the churches in the parish:
St. Mary’s Church, Derrybeg: Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.00p.m. Holy Hour at 11.00p.m. Good Friday: Outside Stations of the Cross at 12.00 mid day and Veneration of the Cross and Service at 3.00p.m. Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil Mass at 10.00p.m. Easter Sunday: Mass at 8.30a.m. and 11.30a.m.
St. Colmcille Church, Cnoc Fola: Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.00p.m. Good Friday: Station of the Cross at 11.00a.m. Veneration of the Cross and Service at 3.00p.m. Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil Mass at 10.00p.m. Easter Sunday: Mass on Cnoc Fola mountin at 5.30a.m. [weather permitting], Mass at 9.00a.m. and 11.00a.m.
The Church of the Sacred Heart, Dunlewey: Good Friday, Veneration of the Cross and service at 4.30p.m. Easter Sunday: Mass at 10.00a.m.
St. Patrick’s Church, Meenaweal: Good Friday, Veneration of the Cross and service at 3.00p.m. Easter Sunday, Mass at 10.00a.m.
At the whist drive held in Scoil Mhuire, Derrybeg on Thursday 26th March, Sheila Geaney, Falcarragh with a score of 175 points won top score prize. First lady’s prize with a score of 171 points was won by Eibhlín Nic Giolla Chearra, Gort a’Choirce and second lady’s prize with a score f 167 points went to Noreen Houston, Gortahork. First gent’s prize with a score of 169 points went to Dónall Ferry, Meenaniller, while second gent’s prize with a score of 167 points was won by Séamus McGinley, Magheraroarty. Tony McFadden with 84 points won the prize for the highest score in the first half, while Mary O’Donnell, Dungloe with 88 points got the prize for the highest score in the second half.
Month’s Mind Mass
The month’s mind mass for the late Máire [John Mháire] Ferry of Brinaleck will be celebrated in St. Colmcille Church, Cnoc Fola on Easter Sunday at 11.00a.m.
There will be a public meeting in Ionad Pobail Chnoc Fola on Good Friday at 7.00p.m. with a view of re establishing Coiste Forbartha Chnoc Fola. People from the eight townlands, Meenacladdy, Curransport, Glasserchoo, Cnoc Fola, Brinaleck Glassagh, Carrick and Bunaniver are welcome to come along. There was a very active Coiste Forbartha in Cnoc Fola in former years but it seems to have not functiond during the past few years.
Relay For Life
The recent Coffee Morning organised for Relay of Life held in Molloy’s, Derrybeg proved highly successful. The total sum raised amounts to€1,100. The organisers wish to thank everyone who supported this event.
Peil na Gaeltachta
Beidh an Comórtas Náisiúnta Peil na Gaeltachta ar siúl i nGaoth Dobhair ón 1ú go dtí an 4ú Meitheamh. Tá an coiste ag lorg ainmneachta Tithe Lóistín a bheadh sásta leabha agus bricfeasta [B and B] a chur ar fáil le linn an deireadh seachtaine sin. Iarrtar ort do ainm, uimhir fón, agus cé méid duine atá tú abalta a choinneal a thabhairt dó: Máire Collum [087 6468131], Louise Ní Baoill [087 2212512] nó Gráinne McNeilis [087 9253265] chomh luath agus is féidir.
A monster bingo will be held in Ionad Pobail Chnoc Fola on Easter Sunday night. There will be a grand total of 2,200 euro in prizes paid out on the night. There will be also other Easter prizes up for grabs. Double book cost 15 euro, while a single book will be available for 10 euro. Sheets cost 2 euro each.
The main prizes winners at last Sunday night bingo in Ionad Pobail Chnoc fola were: 130 euro, Mairéad Ferry, Meenalough, Cnoc Fola, and the following won 100 euro each: Bríd Coll, Lunniagh, Danielle Harley, Stramartin, Jimmy Lennon, Knockastolar, Lea Doohan, Curransport, Bríd Byrne, Meenlaragh and Jack McFadden, Carrick.
Ranganna Scéalaíochta do phaistí Bun Scoile. Sraith eile 6 seachtaine ag toiseacht ar an 27ú Aibreán ins an Chrannóg, Doirí Beaga.
Beidh Loinneog Lúnasa: (Féile Ceoil Ghaoth Dobhair ar siúl imblina ón 10-12 Lúnasa. Toiseacht le Ceolchoirm le Altan ar an Aoine 10ú Lúnasa – Tuilleadh eolas le theacht.
Coinnigh Gaoth Dobhair Glan: Iarrtar ar achan nduine iarracht a dhéanamh an ceantar a choinneal glan agus gan a bheith ag caitheamh thart bruscair. Lá glantacháin arís ar an 14ú Aibreán.
Dé bharr Satharn na Seachtaine Móire beidh an bingo in Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhar curtha siar go dtí Dé Satharn, 14ú Aibreán, ag toiseacht ar 8:30.i.n. Beidh Bus Joe Den ar an bhealach mar is gnáth. Fáilte romhaibh uilig.
Ionad Naomh Pádraig
Tá Ionad Naomh Pádraig i nDobhar ag briseadh talamh úr.
Tá cuireadh ag an phobal chuig ócáid stairiúil a bheas ar siúl in Ionad Naomh Pádraig ar an Déardaoin 19ú Aibreán 2012 ag 2:00 i.n. nuair a dhéanfaidh Séamus Mac Giolla Chomhaill, An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta Plean Forbartha 2012-2016 Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Pól Ó Gallchóir, Ard Stiúrthóir, TG4, Plean Teanga 2012-2016 Ionad Naomh Pádraig agus Brídín Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh ó Ros na Rún
Suíomh úr Gréasáin Ionad Naomh Pádraig a lainseáil go hoifigiúil. Cuirfear sólaistí ar fáil. Fáilte romhaibh uilig!
Beidh Na cúrsaí seo a leanas atá á reachtáil ag Muintearas, Páirc Ghnó Ghaoth Dobhair ag tosú gan mhoill :
1. Train the Trainer FETAC Leibhéal 6
Seo cúrsa atá riachtanach anois le bheith mar theagascóir. Tugann sé cáilíocht aitheanta agus scileanna teagaisc duit. Cúrsa 3 dheireadh seachtaine.
2. Cursa Basic Computers – 8 seachtaine oíche amháin sa tseachtain do dhaoine fásta
3. Comhrá Gaeilge-bun chúrsa ar comhrá Gaeilge cúrsa 10 seachtain.
4. Rang Ríomhaireacht: Bun chúrsa do pháistí faoi 10 mbliana agus ard chúrsa do phaistí os cionn 10 mbliana agus déagóirí ón 3p.m. – 4.30p.m. (Basic Computer for children under 10 years and advanced for children over 10 years and teenagers.
5. Rang Bun Scileanna Gruagaireacht (Hairdressing) do dhaoine fásta oíche amháin sa tseachtain/ nó lá iomlán amháin gach seachtain ar feadh 5 seachtain. (Hairdressing Course for adults one night a week for 10 weeks or one day a week for 5 weeks. Will include up styling/ highlights/ basic colouring etc. Tuilleadh eolais ó Shile/Marian ag 074 95 32578/9532989 nó E-Phost: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comhghairdeas le Rachael Ní Fhearraigh as Bun a’ Leaca, Na Doirí Beaga a roghniódh mar Cailín Gaelach Ghaoth Dobhair oíche Shatharn seo caite dTí Hiudaí Bhig, An Bun Beag. Beidh Rachael ag dul chun tosaigh anois leis an fhód a sheasamh do Ghaoth Dobhair san babhta ceannais i mí Mheitheamh.
As part of the recent National Daffodil Day, Mrs. Mena Diver and her helpers raised the magnificent sum of €2,660. She would like to thank the premises who sold the daffodils on the day. She would also like to thank the following who helped her sell the daffodils in Gallaghers Foodstore and Molloys Supermarket: Eileen Sweeney, Kathleen Rodgers, Kathleen Gallagher, Marie Hickey, Grainne Ferry, Marie Doherty and Grace Bonner. She would also like to thank all the volunteers and everyone who bought the daffodils.
Comhghairdeachas le CLG Ghaoth Dobhair a bhain Club Gaeltachta na Bliana 2011 ag ocáid a bhí ar siúl i mBaile