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Lourdes - The Story of Bernadette play in Greencastle Community Centre dates as follows: Sun 20th at 8pm, Mon 21st at 8pm, Fri 25th at 8pm, Sat 26th at 8 15pm and Sun 27th at 3 30 pm.
The play is told in dramatised documentary style and is a faithful adaptation of the 18 apparitions which took place in Lourdes in 1858. A local cast has been rehearsing for some time and will present the play on a purpose built stage in the sports hall of the community centre. We ask you to come, see and hear the ordeal Bernadette went through and the suffering she endured for her faith.
Tickets available at Gillens Supermarket Moville, Greencastle Convenience Store and Greencastle Convenience Store, Doherty Newsagent The Diamond Carndonagh, Cullens Cockhill Buncrana and Newsagent Clonmany. Tickets may be booked by ringing 0749381084 or pay at door. Admission is 5 euro and proceeds are in aid of ‘Destination Lourdes’ dedicated to sending sick people to Lourdes.

Inishowen Methodist Churches invite you to join in our Holy Week Services on Wednesday 16th April, Thursday 17th and Good Friday at 8.00pm in the Methodist Hall, Moville. Everyone welcome.

The Inishowen Network for Older People are having a Consultation Workshop in Greenbank Hall, Quigley's Point on the 6th May from 11am – 2pm. The purpose of the event is to obtain from older people their views on the issues which are of most concern to them. This will then inform the work of the network in the coming years. If you are an Older Person living in Inishowen and would like to take part in this Consultation Workshop please contact Katie/Maureeen on 9362218 to book a place before Tuesday 29th April.

The AGM of Greencastle Community Childcare Centre Ltd will take place on Tuesday 29th April 2014 at 7pm.

Greencastle Community Centre is running the following courses still a few places remaining: Record keeping & Social Media for Small Businesses and Mindfulness for Stress Management Courses.

Gym/Fitness Suite at Greencastle Community Centre. Why not join our Gym, ONLY €30 for 3 months membership for 16 to 18yr olds, €50 for Adults or become a casual member for only €5 per session.

A FREE Counselling service is now available in the centre. Please call 00447849223114 to talk to a counsellor direct or call us on 0749381054 to book an appointment.

For further information on any of the above please phone: 9381054 or email: .

Host families wanted for 13 to 17 year old Spanish students for the month of July 2014. Host families must have children in this age group. Generous rates paid. For further information please call 087 6008446.

IDP Computer Courses: Inishowen Development Partnership are offering the following courses in both Buncrana and Carndonagh. Computer Basics/Internet Usage, 2hrs x 5weeks, 25€ (5€ a class). Get the Most from your IPad/Tablet, 2hrs x 4weeks, 20€. Computer Literacy FETAC Level 3, 2hrs x 8weeks, 40€. New ECDL 6hrs x 17weeks, 250€. Please call Katie or Maureen at 9362218 for more information or to leave your name if you are interested in participating.

Are you aged 65 or over? Then why not avail of our Free Internet Training which can be provided in a variety of settings such as your own home, libraries, day centres or community facilities. You will be taught how to make use of the web, send email, Skype, banking online, etc. For more information or to book a place contact Sinead at Inishowen Development Partnership on 9362218.

The Inishowen Methodist churches Community Parent & Toddler group every Thursday morning from 10am - 12pm at the Methodist hall in Moville during school term time. The group is for parents/carers of babies and toddlers up to 4 years of age, only €2 per child with Refreshments provided. A great way for children and adults to meet and make new friends!

Serenity House: Details of all activities and courses can be had by ringing 0749382945 or email
A counselling service is available every Friday at Serenity House. Referrals from HSE, GP and others, Tel: 0864515729

Inishowen Rural Transport Volunteer Car Scheme
Do you find it difficult to access affordable transport to attend medical appointments?
Do you find it difficult to travel on or access public transport?
Are you over 65 years of age?
If you have answered yes to all these questions Inishowen Rural Transport are offering transport to non emergency medical appointments with a volunteer car scheme.
There will be a nominal charge based on the distance travelled:
0-10km = €3 11-30km = €5 31-60km = €10 and over 61 km =€15
If you would like to avail of the scheme or would like to learn more about the scheme please contact Noreen Murphy on 074 93 22291 or Cormac Skinnader or 087 9861606 at Inishowen Development Partnership, St Mary’s Road, Buncrana.

Redcastle Football Club youth training takes place in Quigleys Point Community Centre every Monday and Friday. Monday 7:30pm-9pm for 5th and 6th class children. Fridays 5:30pm-6:30pm for 1st and 2nd class, and Friday 6:45pm – 7:50pm for 3rd and 4th class children. The fee is 2 euro per child.

Inishowen Rural Transport (IRT) are recruiting volunteers for a Volunteer car scheme. This service is aimed at over 65s or free travel pass holders who are experiencing difficulty in sourcing transport to access pre-arranged non-emergency medical appointments, local or Letterkenny General Hospital.
If you would like to express an interest in volunteering for this scheme or know of people who may be interested please contact Cormac on 087-9861606 or Noreen on 074 9362291.

Indoor Community Market: Do you want to sell or buy at recession prices? Indoor Community Market to be held in Glencrow Hall, Moville, every other Friday. 10 Euro per table. Proceeds towards the upkeep of the hall. Enquiries to William on 0868381552.

Fibromyalgia Support Group: Inishowen Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Support Group Last Tues of every month 7.30 - 9pm Day Unit in Carn Hospital
Contact Una Farren 0863748676

In line with the annual process of updating the Register of Electors, a review of the current register is now underway.
If you have moved address.
If you need to make a correction to your details already on the Register.
If you got married within the past two years - change of surname.
If you reached 18 years of age within the past year or will reach 18 years of age before 15th February 2013.
To check that your name is still on the Register. Please contact Martina Doherty on 086 156 6245 or .

New Service for older people seeks volunteers
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 of 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.
We are urgently seeking volunteers from all over Inishowen so if you have a few hours to spare each week we would be very happy to hear from you.
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: .

Little Stars Preschool - It's FREE! Under the government ECCE scheme a pre-school year will be free to children over 3 years 3 months by September. Tel: 074 93 85636

Storytelling for pre-schoolers at Greencastle Community Childcare Centre, 5, Milltown Harbour, Greencastle every Friday 2.30-3.30pm, €3 per child per session. Tell a story, become a life-long learner. For further details contact 0860342361.

The Cancer Support Group ‘CSSC’ would like to invite anyone who has been affected by a cancer diagnosis (including carers, family & friends) to our monthly meetings in Milltown House, Tulnaree, Carndonagh at 7.30 pm every second Monday of the month. Come along for tea and chat with people who are going through a similar experience.

Ceolan school of music is a newly established community initiative for teaching music to children aged 6-18 years.
Our main focus is traditional Irish music. Tuition will be offered in 1) whistle 2) fiddle 3) button accordion 4) piano accordion 5) traditional singing. Tuition will also be available in other instruments depending on demand: harp/ flute/ pipes /banjo /mandolin /bouzouki /traditional piano accompaniment / introductory classical violin / music theory.
Fees- €10 to enrol in the music school for the year. This covers operational costs and provision of all teaching materials. Each weekly lesson is €6/hour. Pupils will be divided into classes depending on ability. Class numbers will be limited.
Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings in Moville Community College. We have a limited stock of fiddles that can be loaned out for a small fee. For further information and to enrol: please contact Clodagh Warnock / Roisin Mc Grory on 086 1522322.

Moville Bike and Run - Running: There will be runs for beginners every Wednesday night at 7.30 starting on Greencastle road just past Garda Station. Biking – There will be bike runs for beginners on Tuesday nights at 6.30 and Saturday Mornings at 10.00 starting on Greencastle road just past Garda station. Roadworthy bike and helmets. Above activities confined to over 16 for now.

Volunteers are being sought to help with clearance work at the historic Cooley Graveyard in Moville. All welcome. For more information, please call 086 1988706.

The weekly quiz for the Donegal Hospice takes place in Rawdon's Bar on Wednesday nights at 10pm.

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