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St. Paul’s 5k this Thursday
St. Paul’s Church, Ramelton are holding their 5k Fun Run and Walk on this Thursday the 20th of July starting at 7.30pm. The race is part of the Donegal Athletics Grand Prix series and the registrations will be at Robertson School, Church Street from 6pm with refreshments and prizegiving there following the race.
The entry fee is €7 for runners and €5 for walkers and full details are available from 086-8421889.

Country market is 40 years old
The Ramelton Country Market celebrates its 40th anniversary on Saturday in Ramelton Town Hall where its based each week.
The anniversary will be fundraising for Pieta House and The Bumblance Children’s Ambulance. A large group of producers and artists will gather from 11.00am – 3.30pm for this all day food and craft fair and you are invited to drop in.
The 40th anniversary promises to be a day of gifts, good food and fun. Some of the stalls to expect on the day are Karen O’Kane – Koko Designs, Maria Connolly Ceramics, Fiona Herbst Lough Fern Studios Jewellery, Joe Diver Woodturning, Siobhan Gillespie - Happy Art, Donegal Natural Soap Company and Shelagh Dwyer Lino Cuts Art.
Bring family and friends. Light lunches in the Tearoom, raffles, giveaways and more. We have so far given away €100 in vouchers over the last 4 weeks to lucky shoppers and there’s more to be won over the next 2 weeks. Orders on 0879699715 before 10am on Saturday morning.
Please note we will be in Letterkenny beside Greene's Shoe Shop on Friday from 10.30am-2pm. Spread the word, check out Facebook page and come along for what will be a great day. We look forward to seeing you.

McGarvey concern on Bank Terrace landslide
At last week’s Municipal District meeting Independent Cllr Ian McGarvey sought an update from the Council on what is being done about a landside problem at Bank Terrace in Ramelton which he said was causing an unsightly appearance and obstruction.
However, Cllr McGarvey was told that a retaining wall at the location is the responsibility of the landowner. The Area Engineer is to further liaise with the landowner concerned regarding addressing the matter.

No money for cemetery car park
There is currently no identified budget for the construction of a Car park at the Bank Terrace burial ground in Ramelton according to a reply received by Independent Cllr Ian McGarvey. But the Council’s Roads Department is proposing to develop a budget estimate for the provision of the car park in the event that funding becomes available.

Art Attack
ART ATTACK SUMMER CAMP is coming to Ramelton Community Centre on the 3rd-5th August.  Camp from 10am-1pm. Suitable for ages 4-12 years. Drawing, painting, paper mache, collage, clay and much more. Fee €45. To book your child’s place please contact 086 1088103.

Ramelton Tennis Club will host an Open Tournament on Sunday 23rd July. Play begins at 2pm, entry fee is €5.00 and the event is open to all tennis players aged 16 years and over.
The Club always welcomes new members. For tournament details or membership info contact Mary at 087 9773957.

Swilly Rovers Lotto results
The numbers drawn in Monday night’s Swilly Rovers lotto were 2, 9, 13, and 24. There was no Jackpot winner.
And there were no match 3-number winners. The Jackpot next week will be €13,050.

Ramelton Heritage Walking Tour
A Heritage Walking Tour of Ramelton will take place on Thursday 20th July and Monday 24th July at 11.30am. The tours are a great way of finding out the fascinating history of Ramelton during a relaxed stroll around the town.
The tours are led by Deirdra Friel an approved Failte Ireland Guide and last approx. 1hr 15mins. Cost €5.00 per person (Accompanied children are free). Meet at the Visitor Information sign at Gamble’s Sq. Enquiries call Deirdra at 086-2421008.

Terence offers help for energy upgrades
My name is Terence Gallagher and I live locally. I work with local community groups by submitting funding applications to SEAI on their behalf to carry out energy efficient upgrades to houses in their community.
I have been very successful in attaching funding from SEAI “Better Energy Communities” over the past few years and would like to offer this scheme to home owners in the Ramelton area next year.
Moville and Newtowncunningham are two of the communities I have worked with previously and they have benefited from this scheme, having received energy upgrades to over 100 houses along with various community buildings.
We are currently working on Arranmore Island where we are  carrying out heating upgrades to 50 houses and 4 community buildings through out Donegal.
I am now starting to put together a new application for 2018 and I am considering offering it to the home owners in the Ramelton and surrounding area if I get a good uptake/ expression of interest.
The works covered under this scheme include , new high condensing boilers, heating controls with zoned hot water, attic & cavity insulation and insert stoves to replace open fires. Windows & door replacement if existing are timber. The contribution from the home owner is only 20% of the over all cost.  To be eligible for this grant scheme you have to : Own your own home and be in receipt of one of the followings; The winter fuel allowance. FIS (family income support). One parent family.
I have also included a link below with more information for your attention. http://www.seai.ie/Grants/Better_Energy_Communities/

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