Dunkineely Community News:
You will no doubt have heard that, after getting a draw last week, this week Naomh Ultan won the county junior final!!! Congratulations to the team, and everybody who helped to get them there.
The club’s Scór na nÓg takes place in Dunkineely Community Centre on 11th October, commencing at 5:00pm.
The Club’s 25 Card Drive has started again for the winter months in Mary Murrin’s Bruckless, on Wednesday evenings from 9:00pm.
Dunkineely Community Ltd Office Hours
Please note that DCL Office Hours will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays are dedicated to projects outside the office. If someone is in the office on these days, please come in.
Shoe Box Appeal
The Annual Shoebox Appeal is upon us again – here’s what to do!
Wrap the box and lid separately with Christmas paper
Please include a selection of small gifts from the options below (but out of respect for the children we ask that all items be new, or good as new)
Items for school – like a pen, pencil, copy book, paper, colouring book, felt pens, sharpener, eraser, solar calculator.
Some hygiene items – toothbrush and toothpaste, soap (wrapped please), facecloth, hairbrush, comb.
Small clothing items – a hat, scarf, gloves, socks or underwear
A wee treat – sunglasses, game, small Irish gift, a photo of yourself, sweets (must be in date until at least March 2015), make up, a small musical instrument, toys like a doll, a car, cuddly toy, skipping rope, yo-yo, a finger puppet.
Please don’t put in …
Food (apart from sweets), chocolate, medicines of any kind, war related items, large clothing items, anything breakable, any liquids that could spill or freeze, sharp items, scary things (like halloween stuff, or skull and crossbones or books with words).
Put a Label on the box indicating if the presents are for a boy or girl and for which age group.
Include €4 in an envelope either on top of the gifts or taped to the inside of the lid.
With elastic band – please don’t seal with tape as we need to check contents to comply with regulations.
Drop it off the nearest participating school or at the DCL office (on Tue, Wed or Friday between 9:30 and 12:30) before November 10th.
We reserve the right to remove any items listed above that are not suitable or dangerous for the receiving child.
For more information contact Rev Desmond Davis on 9737052 or check out the Team Hope Website at https://secure.teamhope.ie/csa-fill
Each Friday in the Methodist hall – Anchor boys (4-9years) at6:45pm and Boys Brigade (9+ years) at 8:00pm.
Music Lessons will be held at the Dunkineely Community Ltd Office building on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week from 3:30 to 9:00pm. For further information contact 087 9644019.
Janet Deane, will be facilitating a ‘Healing Circle’ at the DCL office building on Monday mornings from 10-12am. All are welcome. For more information ring Janet on 087 6123214.
Parents Plus Courses
Tír Boghaine Teo will run one of the following courses (depending on numbers) for Parents of Children from 1 – 6 years, 6 – 11 years & 11 – 16 years commencing in October for 8 consecutive weeks. Topics include supporting your children’s Self-Esteem & Confidence, Establishing daily routines by setting rules and boundaries, Managing misbehaviour and conflict, Communicating Positively & Effectively with your children. A course will either be run in Killybegs or Carrick, depending on interest, and there will be another run in Donegal Town. To book a place on the course or for further information contact Katy McShane in Tír Boghaine office on 074 9733111.
Adult Education Courses for Parents
Learning for Living Programme
At the Kitchen Table
Learn; how to help your child with spelling, maths & the computer, how children learn to read & write, and how to cope with difficulties.
Make a sack to go with a storybook, explore reading techniques & phonics. Make reading fun.
Help to understand the phonic system and learn the letter sounds.
Spelling, grammar and using your vocabulary to help with homework.
Maths for Parents
Brush up on primary school maths. Maths for Junior Cert Parents. Introducing project maths and helping with the move to secondary school.
Helping with Junior Cert English
Supporting parents with writing skills, reading novels & poetry.
Courses are free of charge and can be organised when 7 or more parents are interested. Courses are held at a venue suitable for the group and run for 2 hours per week for 6-8 weeks.
Courses will be run by Donegal Education Training Board in Killybegs, Donegal and throughout the county.
Contact Adele on 0868207338 to book your place on this course!
Bluestack Ramblers’ Walks for October
There will be a 3 hour easy to moderate walk to Bells Isle Murvagh, led by Bernard McGlinchey. Meeting at the Tourist Office Donegal Town 10.00 a.m. For more information, ring 086 2187609.
There will be a 3 hour easy to moderate walk in Tramore Sandhills, led by Alan & Betty Slane. Meeting Maloneys Filling Station, Killybegs Rd., Ardara 10.00 a.m. For more information, ring 0044 86047136.
Hurry! Hurry! Autumn Program of Courses
Places on the following 3 courses are almost full, so get you name down quickly…
Interior design */ Upcycling (i.e. converting old and waste materials into something new and useful)
We are also taking names for anyone interested in
1st Aid (Basic 1 day)*
1st Aid (3 day Occupational) *
The courses marked with an asterisk (*) have been run before.
If you are interested in any of the above, please call to the DCL office, phone us on 0749737678 (9:30-12:30) or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ceol agus Craic
Traditional music session each Wednesday at McIntyre’s Bar, Dunkineely at 10pm. All musicians and singers welcome.
Recovery from Emotional Distress
G.R.O.W. – Gradually, Regaining, Our, Wellbeing! Support and a program for recovery. Weekly Meetings at Niall Mor Centre, Killybegs on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. Also in the Day Hospital, adjacent to Donegal Hospital on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm. For further information contact Marian on (086)7856912. All are welcome.
Please feel free to pop into the office any morning Mon-Wed-Fri 9.30-12.30 and chat with Michael, use the Internet (20c per half hour), print or photocopy documents (20c per page) or borrow a book (20c per book).
Going on a Sun Holiday?
Print your Boarding Pass with us in the DCL office.
Researching a Family Tree?
DCL has a copy of the adjoining Methodist Church index of Births & Marriages 1860 -1899 (Ardara and Dunkineely). Also the Burials Register for the same congregations from 1950 to 2007.
Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) – Has a small library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Borrowing 20c per book.
Our local councillor Niamh Kennedy is available at a convenient time for anyone who wishes to meet. She may be contacted at (087)2062336 or at email@example.com.