Dunkineely/Bruckless/Killaghtee Community Notes for 5th June 2023
World Ocean’s Day is 8th June 2023. While the tides are a little high this week, we will be celebrating with our next Beach Clean on:
Saturday 17th June at 12 noon.
We will be at Riggy Haugh down on St. John’s Point (54.5835, -8.4424).
Gloves, pickers and bags will be provided. Just bring some good footwear, suntan cream and maybe a sandwich.
The Dunkineely Community CLG (DCL) Annual General Meeting will take place on 21st June at 7:30pm.
The meeting will be held in the Dunkineely Community Centre.
The AGM is open to anyone who lives in or has an interest in Dunkineely, Bruckless, Killaghtee, St. John’s Point and the surrounding area.
Come along and find out what we are up to.
We are also looking for volunteer Board members. Doing work from running training courses to renovation of historic sites, the group does all kinds of things to support the community.
If you can spare a handful of hours a month, and want to help the community in a variety of ways, then come along to find out more.
Talking Birds with Michael Bell
As part of our ChangeMakers project relating to the conservation of birds, Michael Bell held a talk at Mclaughlin’s Bar for residents about the Birds of Donegal.
Michael gave an interesting overview of several birds that are red listed as birds of conservation concern, specifically the Lapwing, Redshank, Plover, Snipe, Dunlin, Corncrake, Swift and White Eagle.
Michael’s talk highlighted the decline in numbers of each of these birds, highlighting how their numbers have dropped significantly since the 1960’s citing causes such as the habitat loss and changes in farming methods.
There is great work being carried out by several organisations relating to the conservation of these birds, from monitoring breeding numbers, working with farmers to make lands more hospitable to educating people about the dangers of the loss of these birds.
Michael’s talk was peppered with wonderful photos, the majority he had taken himself. And afterwards he answered lots of questions from the highly engaged audience.
Our great thanks to him and to Mclaughlin’s for hosting the event.
It’s been a busy time for Bruckless pupils.
The school are delighted to announce that €1307 was raised for Pieta house through online donations to the fundraising page and donations made at their coffee morning.
This was the penultimate event in the school applying for the Amber Flag.
We were delighted to say that their work over the past year has been recognised and they have been awarded our first Amber Flag.
This initiative promotes a culture of learning and positive student wellbeing in schools. The school strives to cultivate a culture that prioritises learning and wellbeing for all members of the school community.
Most recently the school held an International Children’s Day in Ukraine. Which they celebrated with their Ukrainian pupils. Special thanks to language teacher Mrs. Boyle.
If anyone would like any further information on enrolment at Bruckless National School please contact the school on 074 97 37366 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit to see what they have to offer. Places are available in all classes.
The peaceful death has occurred of Mary Clifford (Ó Clúmháin) (née Galvin/ Ní Ghealbháin), of Blanchardstown, Dublin and formerly Dunkineely, Donegal.
Beloved wife of the late Eugene and much loved mother of Eoghan. sadly missed by her loving son, daughter-in-law Claire, granddaughter Róisín, stepchildren Aidan, Brendan, Fionan, and Siobhan, daughters- in-law Siobhan and Nuala , grandchildren, Steven, James, Anna and Eugene, sisters Norita, Joan, Ethna and Sally, brothers Michael and Seamus, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and friends.
The funeral service was at St. Brigid’s Church, Blanchardstown on Saturday 3rd June followed by burial in Castleknock Churchyard.
Messages of sympathy and condolences for the family may be left at cunninghamsfunerals.com.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.
The peaceful death has occurred of James Cunnigham, at St. John’s Point, Donegal.
Husband of the late Ann (née Cashman) and devoted father of Paul and Clare and adored grandfather of Eoin, Jack, Cormac and Donnacha.
Sadly missed by his children, grandchildren, sister Diane, brother Patrick, son-in-law Colin, sister-in-law Nora, niece Jessica, nephews Martin and Stephen, brothers-in-law Bill and Pa, relatives, neighbours and many friends.
May James Rest in Peace
Requiem Mass was on Wednesday, 31st May in Our Lady Crowned Church, Mayfield, followed by funeral to St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Kilcully.
Methodist Church: Normal Sunday Services will be held at 10:30am in Dunkineely and 12 noon in Ardara.
Catholic Church: Mass will be held at the normal times. Mass can also be viewed on the “Bruckless Church – St Joseph and St Conal” Facebook page.
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).
Church of Ireland: Sunday service on 11th June will be held in Killaghtee at 10:45am.
Dunkineely Celtic FC
Eany Celtic: Massive congratulations to the Eany Celtic U14s and management, especially our Dunkineely boys, who won their final last week. Such a great team of lads
Mizen to Malin: Congratulations to the U10s coach, Peter McFarlene who cycled from Mizen to Malin for charity; a great achievement. Well done from everybody at the club and DCL.
U12s: The U12s played some great football this week in very warm conditions. Well done to them on a great win Dunkineely 2 – 0 St. Catherines.
All fixtures, results and match reports can be viewed on their website – www.naomhultan.com.
Senior Team: In a close match, a last minute penalty gave St Mary’s Convoy the win over Naomh Ultan 1-9 to 1-12.
U9/12s: The U9s had a great evening in Kilcar and our U12 LGFA had a great runout in Páirc Naomh Bríd against Naomh Bríd.
The girls had a well earned ice cream after, hope you all enjoyed it!
Blitz: Well done to all the underage players who represented our local schools in the Primary School Blitz held in Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park, Fintra.
The blitz, running in its second year was hosted by the TY students and teachers of St Catherines Vocational School.
Big congratulations to the Dunkineely N.S. 5th/6th class team who won the 5th/6th competition and to Evan Cunningham who picked up the Player of the Blitz!
Cúl Camp: The club’s 2023 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp will run from Monday 10th July to Friday 14th July.
The registration for this camp will go live on https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/ from Tuesday 2nd May at 7pm.
The Academy: The Academy is up and running and will continue each week for the Summer. It runs from 9:30 to 10:30am.
The Academy is open to all children aged 4 to 7. They will learn the skills of the game, meet new friends and keep fit and healthy. Most importantly, a safe and open environment to have fun!
There was a great turn out at the first week, looking forward to seeing you all there again!
For more information, please contact our Academy Coach, Dermot McGlynn on 087 294 7740.
Bring a Ball: As part of our GAA Healthy Clubs Project, the “Bring A Ball” Initiative will continue throughout 2023.
For all the home senior games this year, children from both clubs can bring a ball with them and enjoy a kick around at half time.
Royal Flush Lotto: Lotto results for 28/05/2023 were 3, 11, 13, 16.
There was no winner of the jackpot of €1780, consolation prizes went to Brenda Kennedy Jervis, Margaret McNicholas & Finn & Caelan O’Neill.
Make sure not to miss out by entering via www.naomhultan.com, the club app or local shops.
Monthly Meeting: The next Monthly Meeting will take place Monday, 15th June 7:30pm, upstairs in the clubhouse.
As always, these meetings are open to all members and the club would greatly appreciate attendance and contribution.