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Tea & Toast is a positive mental health group set up to help mums. That's mums to be, new mums, experienced mums or gran mums. We meet in Cockhill Youth club once a month for a moan, groan, cuppa and goodie whilst listening to speakers share their knowledge and wisdom. It's on Wednesday evening from 7:30 - 9:30pm and no kids. It's a great way to meet new people, understand motherhood is tough but we are all in it together.

Buncrana Music Festival is on Friday 29th and 30th June 2018. This year’s festival promises all the fun from previous years, but on a much grander scale, with family-friendly activities by day, and top music acts performing live on the main stage. Ministry of Sound and Feeder to perform in Buncrana as part of the festival.

Sliabh Sneacht Centre: Drumfries Walking Group every Friday meeting outside the Ballyliffin Hotel at 10am for the Arda walk. The walk will last approx one hour with light refreshments served afterwards. Everyone welcome.

AA - If alcohol is causing problems in your life, the AA has meetings in Buncrana on Saturday at 1.30pm and Sunday at 8pm in St Teresa’s Room (behind The Oratory).

Community Employment Childcare Scheme
Are you 21 and over, in receipt of a Irish Social Welfare Payment for 1 year or more, interested in working in a childcare setting and leaving the scheme with a major award in Early Childhood Care & Education Level 5 or 6, you should talk to Pauline Coyle Community Employment Supervisor, Inishowen Development Partnership, Buncrana on 0861739920.

Park Run (5k Walk/Run) every Saturday Morning 9.30am sharp meeting at the Tip O’Neill statue, shore front, Buncrana. Free entry. Contact Liz or Jason on 085 2522752. Coffee afterwards in the Fishermans Wharf with 10% discount, see you there!

Buncrana Junior Foróige Club (10 - 12 year olds) from 6.15pm - 7.30pm at The Exchange, Castle Ave, Buncrana. New members welcome! Call Joleen on 086 232 5402 for further information.

Sliabh Sneacht Centre
Winter Courses: Mindfulness & Stress Management, Photography, Healthy Eating Cookery Course, Flower Arranging, Pottery, Basic Computers, Dressmaking & Alterations (Mornings), Cookery Course for Men. Other activities: Jive & waltz Class with step by step instruction Tues from 9pm – 10:15pm; Music lessons – Guitar every Tues 4pm – 5pm & Singing 5pm – 6pm; Irish Dancing - Wed 4:30pm - 7: 00pm; Active Kids Club. Tots Club 3yr – 5yr olds from 10am to 10:50 & Big Kids Club 11am – 12 noon; Early Morning Circuits. A workout for all levels of fitness - Tuesday & Thursday mornings 6:45am – 7:45am; Ladies Fitness Class. There will be two classes per week on a Wed & Fri morning from 9:30 – 10:30 am. Suitable for all levels of fitness.
Contact us on: 074 93 61 742 / Text: 087 148 6001 or email: info@sliabhsneachtcentre.ie .

Scoil Naomh Padraig, Drumfries Enrolment is now open for Junior Infants starting school in September 2018. You can collect an enrolment form from the school office or print one off from the school website ( www.drumfriesns.scoilnet.ie/blog ). Closing date is Friday 23rd February 2018.

St Oran’s NS Cockhill Enrolment forms are now available from the school office for September 2018.

WISE - Women’s Integration, Skills and Employment. People 1st in conjunction with the WISE Project can help our clients with the following: Dedicated Personal Employment Advisor; Advice & Assistance with … CV, Interview preparation, Job applications plus Career Planning & Job Brokering; Access to Employment Opportunities; Support in your New Job for the first 6 months; and much more - Contact Gemma on 086 145 2252.

Volunteers are urgently needed for Lifeline (Inishowen) Domestic Violence Service. Are you interested in becoming part of a team in supporting families in Inishowen? For further information please call 074 93 73337 from 10am to 1.30pm Monday - Friday or email info@ldvs.org .

Children in Crossfire: Advent boxes will be available at the doors of the chapel from next weekend. Funds raised will provide vital health care and nutrition to some of the world’s most vulnerable children in Tanzania and Ethiopia.

New Bilingual (English / Irish) Foróige Club for 10 - 15 year olds. Meeting every Thursday from 5.30 - 6.30pm at Tullyarvan Mill, Buncrana - €2 per week. For further information or to book your place please call Jess on 086 362 7300. Volunteers also wanted.

Buncrana Senior Citizens Committee: Anyone who has a personal monitored alarm should check them monthly to make sure that the battery is still working. If anyone has an alarm that is no longer in use, could they please return it to Jim Henderson or any committee member. Tel 074 9361666.

Preferential Parking (Yellow hand & red jig saw piece). Please note there are currently 5 bays in Buncrana for persons with non-physical disabilities. Please respect these bays. Thank you.

Adult volunteers wanted to assist youth workers with group activities in Buncrana as part of the Garda Youth Diversion Project. For further information call Katie or Maureen on 074 9362218 or email enquiries to aine.crumlish@foroige.ie .

Interested in voluntary work with young people (10-18 years) in Buncrana?
Various regular or occasional opportunities for people over 18 years, including Drop-In work, homework club, grinds, junior and senior youth clubs. All work in association with Donegal Youth Service or Foróige. Training provided. To find out more contact Andrew 087 256 4777 or Joleen 086 232 5402.

Photo Restoration and Framing at Pixcam, Railway Road, Buncrana. If you have an old sentimental photo that you would like restored or framed, call 074 93 62783. A large number of personalised gifts and frames for all occasions also available.

Dancing Classes dancing for pleasure Mondays 9-10.15pm in Tullyarvan Mill & Tuesdays 9-10.15pm Desertegney Parish Hall, with John & Breedge. Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot, Jive & many more. All welcome.

Angling Centre 25 Card Drive every Thursday at 8pm. All welcome.

Inishowen Outreach Clinic: Do you have a hearing loss and need more info? tel. 9188252 text 0868858194 for appointment.

Illies Community Development pitch and multipurpose hall available for booking sports activities or birthdays parties. For details or bookings telephone 086 2556216.

Buncrana Youth Drop-In: A free writers book club Literati at The Drop In, every Saturday. from 4-5.30pm. If you enjoy reading and/or writing then come along. Books will be supplied. Entrance beside Plaza tel. 0863627300.

Men’s Walking Group for Health invite men from Inishowen to join and reap the health benefits of walking. IDP is promoting this initiative. For more info on the programme or to start a walking group in your area tel. Margaret 0868375592 or email margaret@inishowen.ie .

Golf for Girls: Any girls under 18 interested in learning to play golf please contact Sheila on 0864000395 for details.

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