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WISE stands for women’s integration, skills and employment. If you are currently NOT employed and are not in DIRECT receipt of a jobseeker’s payment, you can call Gemma on 086 145 2252 for more information.

Learn how to eat healthy and slim down. Give yourself a better quality of life by learning how to cook, shop and eat better. Slimming World meets every Wednesday in The Columban Hall, Newtown at 7.30pm. A friendly supportive environment there to help you to lose weight. Men and women are welcome in all classes. Contact Anne Marie on 0860848705 for more details.

Women’s Group: All new member’s welcome contact Deborah at St Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre for further information &/or to book a place on any of the above events.

Breastfeeding Support Group: Every Thursday morning in the Old Playgroup, Church Lane (situated behind St Baithin’s National School, St. Johnston), from 10.30am – 12.30pm. Phone 074 91 48551 or 074 91 56328 for further information.

Irish Dancing Classes: (age 3 upwards): Every Tuesday 3.45– 4.45pm at St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre. For more info please contact the centre on 074 9148551.

Guestbook: We would encourage people to take a look at the guestbook on the website . There are some contributors looking for information about their family background. If you can help them it would be great if you could reply to their questions on the guestbook.

Walk & Talk Group: Put on your walking shoes! We meet at St Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre at 7:15 pm every Tuesday and one Saturday every month. We go by minibus to different places for an enjoyable walking experience, tea afterwards in the old playgroup. If you wish to join us contact the Resource Centre on 074 91 48551 to book a place. The group suits all abilities and speed.

History Links: The History Links Project - new members are very welcome. Contact the Resource Centre for further information.

Counselling: Do you experience feelings of anxiety, depression or loneliness due to bereavement, relationships or isolation? Would you simply like someone to talk to about any problem in your life that distresses you? St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre offer a free, professional, confidential and safe counselling service for men and women. For more information call 087 0569124 in complete confidence to organise an appointment.

Community Bus Services: This vehicle is wheelchair accessible. Seats must be booked in advance, limited seats available. (074 97 41644)
St. Johnston – Derry €3 single, €6 return: Dep. Fisherman’s Inn, St. Johnston 8.20 am – Departure Carrigans PO 8.25am - Arrive Derry Tech 8.55am.
Return Journey - Departure Derry Tech 5.00pm – Arrive Carrigans 5.20pm - Arrive St. Johnston 5.25pm.
St. Johnston – Letterkenny Mon – Fri €3 single, €6 return: Departure St. Johnston 8.40am - Arrive Letterkenny 9.30am.
Return Journey - Departure. Letterkenny Mon – Thur 3.50pm, Fri 1pm.

Bus Eireann: Operates a regular return bus to Letterkenny via Strabane on Thursdays which departs Carrigans 10.55 am and St Johnston at 11am.
For more information on this route please call Bus Eireann Stranorlar at 0749131008 or check the website on .

Craft Group: Every Wednesday night 8-10 pm in the St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre. Come along to learn something new or just do your own thing. There’s always a cup of tea and a bit of craic!

Pilates Classes: Everyone welcome! Wednesday nights 7.00pm. At St. Johnston & Carrigans Resource Centre. For further details contact St Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre on 074 91 48551.

Bowling: St. Johnston and Carrigans Bowling Club, Monday and Friday 7.00 pm to 10.30 pm in the St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre, new members welcome.

Swap and drop your old Books: at the reception area in St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre. Please feel free to take a book and leave your old ones.

Taobh Tire Library Service: supported by Donegal County Library in St Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre offers an extensive range of books for children and grown ups. Books can be ordered online through the service for collection in the centre. To join up and select your book just call in at the centre and see what is on offer.

Mobile Phones: Please donate your old, broken or unwanted Mobile Phones. Proceeds from this will go towards a young child with Autism in your local area. So bring your unwanted phone down to St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre, Chapel Road, St. Johnston.

Charity Clothes Bank: The St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre has a Clothes Bank at the rear of the building. We encourage local people to use the bank, which allows the centre to raise funds throughout the year. All donations of clothes, curtains, sheets, towels, blankets and shoes would be greatly appreciated. Support your local charity. For more information please contact the centre on 91 48511.

Stamps: If you have any used stamps, please remove them by cutting around the stamp and leaving some of the envelope around it. Bring them down to Maureen McLaughlin at the St. Johnston Post Office. These stamps will be used to fund charitable projects. Thank you.

THE village of Newtowncunningham is reaching out to newcomers with the launch of a community directory called 'Your Community, Your Choice'.
The directory booklet was compiled by Teresa McGee, warden at Trinity Court, to provide information about the village to newcomers to the area.

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