Weekly Community Notes for Dunkineely/Bruckless/Killaghtee
Working or learning from home – want a place to work or play in peace, or just struggling with all those on-line application forms?
What IT services and help would you like to see available in Dunkineely and the surrounding area? Take a 5-minute survey and let us know.
Working with Dunkineely Community Centre, Dunkineely Community Ltd and the Atlantic Economic Corridor, we are looking to provide an Enterprise Hub in the Dunkineely area. This would offer library style access to PCs, printing, the internet and much more.
The survey can be found on the Dunkineely Community Ltd Facebook page or here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/83B76TP
Hard copies are available from Floyd’s Mace.
The beach clean last Saturday, at St. John’s Point was both a pleasant surprise and a little worrying.
On the great side, seven volunteers collected three bags of rubbish, but this is much fewer than expected. A big thank you to the local residents, who take the time to keep on top of rubbish at their beautiful beach.
This is a great testament to the idea of the two-minute beach clean. Next time you are visiting a beach, take two minutes to pick up any rubbish close by, and make sure it makes it to a bin.
But… beware the jellyfish. A large number were found washed up on the beach, so be careful when paddling out there!
The next Beach Clean is at Riggy Haugh on 28th August at 12 noon. Meet at Castle Murray.
Gloves, bags and litter pickers will be provided, but as always we suggest you wear sensible shoes. You may even need suntan cream!
Feel free to come along and help keep our coasts beautiful.
Bring a snack!
Anti-bac and disinfectant for tools will be provided. Please maintain social distancing and wear a mask in crowded areas.
This August bank holiday we are asking everyone to ‘Shop Local’.
Dunkineely and Bruckless have all kinds of businesses and services that keep us going day to day. Show your support by visiting them over the bank holiday weekend 31st July to 2nd August, or during the week.
And don’t forget to support other local groups like; Naomh Ultan, Dunkineely Celtic and Dean’s Equestrian. If you feel safe to do so, you might even book into a local B&B and enjoy the craic.
Would you like to help your local community? Do you have IT and administration skills? DCL are looking for someone to help write our newsletter, organise events and help with the administration of small local projects. This part-time appointment is for a one-year fixed term.
As part of our commitment to help people learn and grow, we are looking for someone who needs help getting back to work after at least a year of unemployment (terms and conditions apply).
You must be able to work from home (internet access is required), be self-motivated and enjoy working to help others. Confidence with MS Word, email and phone calls are a must, but full training will be provided.
For more information on the role and how to apply, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The school calendar for 2021/2022 is out.
Wednesday 1st September 2021 – The school re-opens.
Monday 25th October to Friday 29th October – Closed for Halloween.
Thursday 25th November – Parent/teacher meetings.
Thursday 23rd December 2021 to Tuesday 4th January 2022 – Christmas holidays.
Monday 21st February to Friday 25th February – Closed for mid-term.
Thursday 17th March to Friday 18th March – Closed for St Patrick’s Day.
Monday 11th April to Friday 22nd April – Easter holidays.
Monday 2nd May – Closed for May bank holiday.
Friday 3rd June to Tuesday 7th June – Closed for June Bank Holiday and Planning Day.
Church of Ireland: Normal services will be held on Sunday. Please wear a facemask indoors and adhere to social distancing. Services will also continue online for the foreseeable future.
Methodist Church: Normal Sunday services will be held, 10:30am in Ardara and 12 noon in Dunkineely.
Catholic Church: Mass can be attended by up to 50 people and viewed on “Bruckless Church – St Joseph and St Conal” – Facebook page. If you are able to physically attend a weekday mass, rather than Sunday, this will help those who can only attend at the weekend.
Eucharistic Adoration is on Friday from 11am to 3pm, and on Sunday from 3pm to 4pm.
Confession can be heard before weekend Masses or arrange a time by contacting Fr Brady at the Parochial House (074 973 7015).
Dunkineely Celtic FC
Dunkineely Celtic are playing a friendly match at Darney park, Bruckless at 7pm on Friday 16th July.
This is to support the Rehabilitation of Gary Reynolds, who as we all know was involved in a serious accident in America.
Anyone wishing to participate should attend on the night prepared to play as there are no changing facilities due to COVID regulations. Jerseys will be provided, and all Donations will be Gratefully Accepted.