Great to see a good turn out for this year’s annual Connecting for Life conference for Donegal which was held in the Ionad Naomh Padraig, Dobhair on Friday 6th October.


WHAT DO I DO? Get a shoebox and a leaflet from Siopa Pobail and wrap it with Christmas paper. Please wrap the box and the lid separately. Choose who you’d like to receive your gift-a boy or a girl, in one of three age groups: 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14 years of age. Cut the appropriate sticker from the leaflet and stick it to the lip of the box. Fill the box with appropriate gifts and include €4 in the envelope included in the leaflet and put inside the box. Your €4 goes towards the cost of transport.Sweets are fine but not chocolate as it melts. Your shoebox can turn another day in a child’s life into something very special, a day that they will remember for years to come. Christmas Shoeboxes can be dropped off at Siopa Pobail by November 3rd for collection by a Team Hope Representative. Bernice Alcorn will be giving a talk on the Christmas Shoebox Appeal at the YARD on Tuesday 17th October at 11.30am. Fáilte roimh achan nduine. Your shoebox might seem small but it can change the world for the child who receives it


Coder Dojo Club at the YARD on Wednesdays from 6pm-8pm. There is no entry fee and beginners welcome. Lunchtime Drop-In from 1pm-2pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Also Youth Open Door at the YARD 3.30pm-6pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays with the Friday Night Drop-in from 5pm-8pm.


Eleanore is doing a placement with the Wild Fuschia Bakehouse in Dunfanaghy as part of her GAISCE GOLD personal skill challenge. For the Residential element of her challenge, Eleanore went to Tory Island for 5 days to do a project on the Tory Island Painters. For her physical challenge Eleanore is walking every week. For her Community Involvement Element, Eleanore is helping out with the Parent and Toddler Group on a weekly basis. Eleanore’s PAL (Presidents Award Leader) is Rosemary Grain.


The Men’s Shed meet in the YARD on Mondays at 11am. Fáilte roimh achan nduine. At the moment they are making these lovely benches for Ballyconnell/Park run.