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Coffee Morning: Raise the Tea for Terence Coffee Morning in O’Flaherty’s on Sat 2nd of Dec from 10am to 2pm to provide some financial assistance as he has undergone a Double Lung Transplant and is currently undergoing cancer treatment on the transplant lungs.

Cockhill Youth Club Annual Christmas Bazaar will take place on Sunday 3rd December at 3pm.

Scoil Mhuire Senior Citizens Party on Fri 1st Dec from 10.30am - 4pm, in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel. Christmas lunch and entertainment. For bookings contact 0860542923.

Texas Hold’m Poker Freeze out. 8th Dec. Illies Community Centre. Register on Facebook or be in by 8.20pm to receive early bird extra $3000 chips. Entrance Fee €50. €1000 in Prizes. All proceeds to the Community Centre.

General knowledge quiz will take place in Buncrana Golf Club function room on Fri 1st Dec at 8.30pm. Everyone welcome. Team prizes and spot prizes on the night. Entry €5.

Christmas Family Bingo at the North West Golf Club on Sun 3rd, 10th & 17th Dec at 6.45 (sharp) Everyone welcome.

Buncrana’s Own Children in Need Christmas Jumper Disco on Sun 3rd Dec in the Plaza, from 3 –5pm. Santa and Elf in attendance. Adults and children welcome.

Christmas Tree Festival will run from Friday 1st, sat 2nd & Sun 3rd December from 11am - 7.pm. A trail of over 40 beautiful Christmas Trees starting in St Mary’s Oratory, continuing to Christchurch and ending up in The Exchange.

Christ Church Buncrana will host evening of Christmas music part of this year’s Christmas Tree Festival on 1st Dec at 7.30pm. Choirs from local schools and a soloist will sing Christmas music. On Sat Dec 2nd at 8.00pm, Paul Lambert will present ‘I’ll be home for Christmas’ with special guest Maura Johnston. Donations to Icare and Christ Church. The annual service of 9 lessons and carols will be held on Fri 15 Dec at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome.

Scoil Mhuire invites parents/guardians and 6th class students to our Open Night on Wednesday 6th Dec. Presentation will take place from 7pm-7.45pm followed by a tour of the secondary school. Further info from Scoil Mhuire 074 9361065.

The Desertegney Foroige youth club will be hosting a Christmas Craft Fair in the parish hall on Sun the 10th of Dec from 11am-12.30am. All welcome. Please support the young people in the club. Refreshments will also be served.

The Desertegney Bazaar is on the 3rd of Dec in the Parish Hall at 3pm with bingo. Usual stalls and Santa. Anyone who would like to donate to the bazaar the hall will be open on Wed this week and also on Fri evening. We would encourage you to please donate as all proceeds go towards the upkeep of the hall. Thank you.

Cake sale in aid of Good Morning Support Service Donegal on Fri 8th Dec from 10am- 1pm at Good Morning Support Service office Ardaravan Square. Donations of baked goods are welcome

The Crana College Christmas Market takes place in the school on Sun 3rd Dec from 1pm – 3pm. There will be a Santa’s Grotto in aid of The Foyle Hospice and lots of fun and entertainment for everyone. Anyone interested in having a stall on the day should contact the school on 07493 61113.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal: Give the gift of joy for needy children this year. Buncrana Drop off points are Supervalu and Supersavers. Our HQ this year is the old Eurospar Supermarket off St. Mary’s Road, Buncrana open Monday to Friday from 6 November to 17 November. Leaflets available in local shops. Call 087 256 4777 for more details.

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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