At the weekly whist drive held in Scoil Mhuire, Derrybeg on Monday 2nd April, Antoin Mac Giolla Bhríde, Mín an Iolair with a score of 169 points won top score prize. First lady’s prize with a score of 168 points was won by Geraldine Rushe, Stranacorkra, while second lady’s prize with a score of 168 also went to Noreen Houston, Gortahork. First gent’s prize with a score of 166 points was won by Winnie McGee, Cotteen and second gent’s prize with a score of 165 was won by Eddie McGeady, Dunlewey. Paddy McGeady, Gortahork, with 84 points won the prize for the highest score in the first half, while Mary O’Donnell, Dungloe with 89 points got the prize for the highest score in the second half.
The late Hiudaí McFadden
Deeply regretted is the sudden death of Hiudaí McFadden which occurred at his home in Cnoc Fola on Sunday week last. Hiudaí, who was affectionately better known locally as Hiudaí Néill, was aged 79 years. Predeceased by his wife, he was known as a friendly and kind individual and he will be sadly missed.
He was waked in the family home and there was a large turn out of mourners to his home which clearly reflected the high esteem in which the deceased and his family are held. His funeral mass was celebrated in St. Colmcille Church, Cnoc Fola and afterwards he was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
He is survived by three sons, Paul [who is living in the family home], Hiudaí living in Bunaniver and Neily in Glasgow, two daughters, Sarah in Derry and Maureen living in the United States, family circle, relatives and friends, to all of whom deep sympathy is extended.
Collection of Clothing
The collection of clothing in aid of Cancer Services at St. Luke’s Hospital in Dublin will take place at the car park opposite Dunlewey Post Office on Friday 13th April from 10.30a.m to 3.30p.m. The same group will be collecting clothing in the car park of Ionad Pobail Chnoc Fola this Saturday 14th April from 10.30a.m to 3.30pm. If you require additional information please call Mícheál at 087 9703266.
A church gate collection in aid of the Irish Kidney Association will be taken up outside all the churches in the parish this weekend, 14th and 15th April. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated.
Seo leanas na uaireanta oscailte Tógra Mhuire, Na Doirí Beaga: Dé Luain, 4 go dtí 8, De hAoine 4 go dtí 8 agus Dé Sathairn 4 go dtí 9. Tá fáilte roimh déagóirí.
Winners of Draw
The lucky winners of the Easter draw organised by Siopa Uinseann [St. Vincent de Paul Shop], Derrybeg were: An Easter Hamper [kindly donated by Ógra Fhianna Fáil], Marie McGinley, Meenacladdy, 2nd prize [Large Beleek Vase], Nellie Galway, Srath Máirtín, 3rd prize [ Wine Glasses], Sally Gallagher, Lunniagh, 4th prize [Holy Water Font], Noreen McCabe O’Brien, Glasserchoo, and 5th prize [China Set], Tommy Curran, Sheskinbeg. The organisers of the draw which to thank everyone who bought tickets for the draw also they wish to thank the local Ógra Fhianna Fáil for kindly presenting the hamper to them.
The Lion King
The Forristal School of Dance returns to the stage of An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny this month after their successful production of The Little Mermaid two years ago. This is the fifth production and they have artistically created a carnival of animals, costumes, colour and haunting African music to entertain audiences of all ages.
Children from the tender age of three up to teenage years have been busy preparing their dance routines and acting since November. The show is a display of ballet, modern and tap dance styles and this year hip hop has been introduced which has encouraged boys to join the cast.
The Forrestal School of Dance has been running classes successfully in Gaoth Dobhair and the Rosses for the past eleven years. Deirdre Forristal, the principal, who will also be performing in the show, noted that “tthe enthusiasm and dedication of the students is just fantastic and we are all very excited about performing in An Grianán.” The Lion King will run in An Grianán Theatre on Saturday 21st April, at 7p.m. and Sunday 22nd April at 1p.m. and 7p.m. Tickets available at the Theatre Box Office on 074 9120777.
Cnoc Fola Bingo
A monster Easter Bingo was held in Ionad Pobail Chnoc Fola on Easter Sunday night and the main prize winners were: 225 euro, Emma Doherty, Cotteen, 150 euro each: Shauna McGinley, Meencarrick, Gortahork, William McFadden, Cnoc Fola, Margaret McFadden, Cnoc Fola, Bríd McFadden, Carrick, and Hughie Gillespie, Stranacorkra. The following won 100 euro each: Marian McFadden, Brinaleck, Eileen Kissane, Meenaniller, Paddy McGee, Meenlaragh, Meamha Doohan, Machaire Rabhartaigh and Stephen McFadden, Stranabrooey.
Easter Mass on Cnoc Fola
For the first time ever a mass was celebrated on Cnoc Fola mountain at 7a.m. on Easter Sunday. About two hundred people made their way up the mountain for the celebration of the mass. The main celebrant was Fr. Donnchadh Ó Baoill, C.C., Cnoc Fola and concelebrant was Fr. Brian Ó Fearraigh, Seiplineach Phobal Scoil Ghaoth Dobhair. Hopefully this will now become an annual event.
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 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!
Coiste Forbartha Chnoc Fola
An attempt is to be made to re-form Coiste Forbartha Chnoc Fola. A meeting was scheduled to be held on Good Friday but this meeting was cancelled and will now take place in the local Ionad Pobail on Monday April 16th at 7.00p.m. People living in the following town lands are urged to attend this very important meeting: Meenacladdy, Curransport, Glasserchoo, Cnoc Fola, Brinaleck, Glassagh, Bunaninver and Carrick.
There has been no Coiste Forbartha [Development Committee] in the Cnoc Fola district during the last twelve years. John Shéamuis Ó Fearraigh of Bun an Leaca, a well known community activist and who was involved in the last Coiste Forbartha said it is very important that a new committee is set up to cater for the well fare of the area.
He said there was always a strong and hard working Coiste Forbartha serving the Cnoc Fola district but sadly it ceased operating twelve years ago. He outlined a number of important projects the committee successfully brought to fruition including, a new community centre which opened in 1985, the refurbishment and opening of the traditional cottage, Teach Mhuiris in Brinaleck, the establishment of an annual traditional festival, Féile Chnoc Fola based on the old life style of the district, and other work around the vicinity of the local St. Colmcille Church.
He said many schemes under the auspice of Social Employment Schemes could be initiated to benefit the area. He said a Coiste Forbartha in the district would also be beneficial to promote language and cultural activities in the district.
He urged local people to turn out in force to the meeting on Monday evening. He said it is imperative that a new Coiste Forbartha is elected as soon as possible.