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Glenties Notes on December 3rd 2005

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Congratulations to Martine Melly, daughter of Martin and Noreen Melly, Letterilly, Glenties who graduated recently from St. Patrick’s College, Dublin with a Bachelor of Education Degree. Martine was past pupil of Kilkenny National School and St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties. She is currently teaching in Dublin.

Congratulations to Dermot Campbell, a student in U.C.G. who was recently awarded the Denis Phelan Award and Scholarship for 1st place in Ireland in Electronic Engineering by Chancellor Dr. Garrett Fitzgerald, in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. He is a son of Con and Kathleen Campbell, Lacklea, Glenties and is currently studying for his PhD. in U.C.G.

Congratulations to Siobhan Mc Elhinney, Station Road, Glenties and Pat Browne, Ballybofey, who were married in Glenties on Friday last.

Congratulations to Patricia and Sean Campbell, Meenahalla on the birth last week of their third child, a baby sister for Jonathon and Danielle.

There will be a Christmas Craft Fair in the Community Centre, Glenties on Saturday 3rd December from 12 noon until 8.00p.m. with a large number of traders, and a wide range of items to choose from. These include – Jewellery, Handmade Soaps, Knitwear, Cosmetics, Home Baking, Handmade Xmas Cards, Christmas Wreaths and Logs, Handmade Candles, Mirrors, Art, Pottery, Photography, Hosiery, Flowers, Toys, Christmas Lights and Decorations, etc. So come along and you might find those presents you have yet to get.

Tonight Thursday 1st December at 8.00p.m. a Table Quiz is being held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties in aid of St. Columba’s Comprehensive School Student & Staff Pilgrimage to Medjugorje in association with the Orphanage Charity in Medjugorje. Tables of Four – E 40. Refreshments will be served. Please support this worthwhile event.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Willie Mc Nelis, Narin Road, Breid Gannon, Narin Road, Sadie Herrity, Straboy, Glenties and Marisa Campbell, Mill Road, Glenties and England on the death in England recently of their sister Mary Bella Gannon and to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Frank Gallagher (Tailor), Main St. Glenties, who died in Letterkenny Hospital on Sunday last.

The Tidy Town / Entente Florale committee are having a celebratory dinner in the Highlands Hotel on Friday 9th December at 8.00p.m. Dinner will cost E 25. To book your place please contact Rosaleen Campbell at 074 – 9551800 or Rosemary Dewhirst at 074 – 9692076 before December 6th.

Glenties Notes on November 17th 2005

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On Saturday 29th October 2005 Olivia Mc Nelis and David Kelch were married in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh. Fr. Pat Prendergast P.P. Glenties officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Olivia is a daughter of Willie and Teresa Mc Nelis, Narin Road, Glenties and David is a son of Paul and Maria Kelch, Dublin. Her father gave the bride away and her sister Janice Mc Nelis and her friend, Olivia Oates (Hegarty) attended her. Jason Maddock was bestman and David Gaffney was groomsman, both friends of the groom. Readings were by Sarah Kelch, sister of the groom and his Godmother, Mary Bates. Karen Mc Devitt, cousin of the bride and two of her friends, Eileen Rafferty and Áine Mc Kelvey read Prayers of the Faithful. The groom’s mother and two cousins of the bride, Patricia and Rosie Mc Devitt brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Jim Rafferty, Shauna Ward and Eileen Rafferty. The reception was held in The Lake House Hotel, Clooney Portnoo and the honeymoon was spent in Florida.

Congratulations to Ann Marie and Seamus Hunter, Meenagrubby, Glenties on the birth recently of their third child, a baby sister for Shane and Ryan. Ann Marie is a daughter of Danny and Mary Mc Dermott, Meenagrubby.

Congratulations to Siobhan and Tyrone Cooper, USA on the birth recently of their first child, a baby boy. Siobhan is a daughter of Nora and the late Jack O’Donnell, Ard Patrick, Glenties.

Congratulations to Martina Mc Dermott who graduated from the Tourism College, Killybegs with a Certificate in Culinary Arts. Martina is a daughter of Danny and Mary Mc Dermott, Meenagrubby, Glenties.

Congratulations to Deirdre O’ Donnell, who graduated recently from NUI Galway with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She is currently studying for a Higher Diploma in Applied Microbiology. Deirdre is a daughter of Patrick and Mary Rose O’ Donnell, Tullyard Road, Glenties.

The Sacrament of Confirmation for the Parish of Iniskeel will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 2nd April 2006 at 11.00a.m.

The Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party will take place on Sunday 4th December in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties. The afternoon will begin with Mass at 3.00p.m. which will be followed by dinner and entertainment. An open invitation is extended to all the Senior Citizens of the parish.

Glenties Notes on November 10th 2005

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Congratulations to Sharon and Niall Gallagher, Upper Kilraine, Glenties on the birth recently of their first child, a baby girl.

Congratulations to Liz Boyle, The Rock, Glenties and Patrick Bonner, Burtonport, who were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 5th November.

Congratulations and Best Wishes for many more years to Dr. Mc Closkey and Margaret Boyle, Glenties, who recently celebrated their 90th Birthdays in Strangriff Nursing Home, Stranorlar.

There will be an open meeting in Mullanmore School on Thursday evening 10th November at 8.00p.m. to discuss the celebrations for the Centenary of the opening of the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh.

On Thursday evening 10th November at 8.00p.m. there will be a Rural Women’s Get Together meeting in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties. If you are interested in Crafts, Knitting, Crochet, Embroidery, Rug Making, Quilting, Lace, Painting, Pottery, Cooking, Flowers, Singing, Dancing or just chatting, come along. All ladies welcome.

The death took place in Dublin of Nan Harkin, (nee Keeney) Mill Road, Glenties on Sunday 20th October 2005. Her remains were brought to her home on Tuesday evening and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Wednesday. Fr. Pat Prendergast P.P. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by a nephew Martin Mc Gettigan and a niece Eithne Harkin. Nan’s son Peter and her granddaughter Sarah Harkin read Prayers of the Faithful. Her Goddaughters Yvonne Crawford and Maureen Wright brought the Gifts to the Altar and her son Brendan gave the Eulogy. Music and singing was by Cliona Heena. Burial took place in Killybegs. She is survived by her husband Charlie, sons Peter, Brendan and Charles and daughter Marina, grandchildren, sisters, Mena, Glenties, Mamie, Sally and Nora in England, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her two brothers, John and Conal Keeney predeceased her. Nan, a native of Tullyhoniver, Glenties spent the most part of her life in England and only returned to Glenties about six years ago.

The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Friday 4th November 2005 of Maggie Gallagher (nee Mc Kelvey), Stranaglough, Glenties. Her remains were brought to her home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday. Fr. Pat Prendergast P.P. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by her nephew Peter Mc Kelvey and grandniece Danielle Kelly. Music was by Sr. Immaculata on the organ. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Her husband Michael predeceased Maggie 27 years ago. Her brothers Paddy, Peter, James and Neil, sisters, Bridget, Rose and Mary also predeceased her. Maggie is survived by nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. She was the last surviving member of the family of Peter and Rose Mc Kelvey of Drimconcooshe, Glenties and was ninety-one years old in June of this year. Maggie knitted Aran Sweaters up until she went into hospital a few weeks ago.

On Saturday 22nd October 2005 Patrick Roarty and Jennifer Lyons were married in St. John the Baptist Church, Kinsale. Patrick is a son of Fergus and Breege Roarty, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties and Jennifer is a daughter of Brendan and Phyllis Lyons, Ballincollig. Fr. Myles Mc Sweeney officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Her father gave the bride away and her sisters Anne and Laura Lyons and Maria Quaid attended her. Jim Mc Guinness, friend of the groom was bestman and his two brothers Raymond and Michael Roarty were groomsmen. Sarah Carroll was flowergirl and Tiernan Roarty was pageboy. Readings were by Laura Lyons and Helen Roarty. Sinead, Maria, Tony and Damien read Prayers of the Faithful. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in Actons Hotel Kinsale and the honeymoon was spent in South Africa.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Ann Conaghan, Main St. Glenties on the death of her aunt, Maureen Reid, (nee Mc Cafferty, Glencoe), which took place last week in Kilkenny.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Sonnie Hanlon, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent and Richard Hanlon, Tullyard on the death recently of their sister, Cassie Elliott, Lettermacaward; also to her nieces, nephews and all her relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives of Jim Molloy, formerly of Grayffy, Glenties who died recently in Canada.

Glenties Notes on November 3rd 2005

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The annual Witches Fancy Dress Ball that was held last Sunday night in the Highlands Hotel has been a great success as usual. A lot of effort is put into the costumes and this year was no exception. The Glenties Traders Association would like to thank all those who contributed to this success. The money raised will go towards the Christmas Lights, which cost approx. €7,000. Fund raising Boxes for the Christmas Lights will be placed in business premises in the town in the next few weeks so please give generously as we all look forward to the town being lit up for Christmas.

Due to uncontrollable circumstances the new swimming term will not commence until Monday November 21st. The list of names will be posted in Brennan’s video shop after the Halloween break.

Congratulations to Bríd and Joe Gavigan, Narin Road, Glenties on the birth of their third child, a baby brother for Kevin and Aodhan.

Congratulations to Olivia Mc Nelis, Narin Road, Glenties and David Kelch, Dublin, who were married in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Saturday last.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Frank Mc Ghee and family, Doohil, Ardara on the death of Frank’s mother, Gracie Mc Ghee, Ard-Conal, Ardara who died on Monday 17th October 2005; also to her nieces and nephews in the Glenties and Fintown area and to all her relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Maggie Keeney and family, Tullyhoniver, Glenties on the death of Maggie’s brother, Davy O’ Donnell, Drimloughdrid, Lettermacaward, which took place on Friday 27th October; also to his family, all his relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Charlie Harkin, Mill Road, Glenties and family on the death, at the weekend, of his wife Nan (nee Keeney); also to her sister, Mena Mc Gettigan, Mill Road to the Keeney families and to all her relatives and friends.

Best wishes to our senior team who meet Mayobridge, Co. Down in the Quarter Final of the Ulster Club Championship, on Sunday next in Newry.

A 25 Card Drive will take place in Mc Loone’s Bar, Maas, at 8.30p.m. on Friday 11th November and Friday 18th November. All proceeds go to Kilkenny National School Funds.

Participants required for new Community Employment Project in Glenties. If interested and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment, please phone 087-7794171.

Any New Parishioner who would like a set of envelopes, or any parishioner who has changed address since this time last year, should leave name and address in the Sacristy after any of the Masses, or telephone the Parochial House – 9551117.

Glenties Notes on October 20th 2005

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The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Sunday 9th October 2005 of Bridie Mulhern, Lugnagillew, Glenties. Her remains were brought to her home on Monday evening and to the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Wednesday. Fr. Denis Quinn P.P. Falcarragh assisted by Fr. Pat Prendergast P.P. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by her niece, Kathleen Breslin and nephew Seamus Clarke. Her nieces, nephews and her Goddaughter read Prayers of the Faithful. Her sister, Kathleen Clarke, brother, John Clarke and his wife Veronica, brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Sr. Immaculata, Nora Gallagher and Vincent Campbell. Burial took place in the Edeninfagh Graveyard. Bridie’s husband, Patrick predeceased her five years ago. She is survived by three daughters, Bridie, Maureen and Ann, one sister, Kathleen Clarke and one brother, John, sister-in-law, Veronica, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

The death took place in Killybegs Community Hospital on Tuesday 11th October 2005 of Barney Keeney, Drimnacrosh, Glenties. His remains were brought to his home on Wednesday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday. Fr. Paul Gallagher celebrated Requiem Mass. Reading was by Barney’s daughter, Maureen. His other three daughters, Breege, Paula and Clare and his son Ken read Prayers of the Faithful. Breege, Paula, Clare and Martin Mc Hugh brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Ernan O’Donnell, Anne Marie O’Donnell and Sinead Mc Gavigan. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Barney is survived by his wife, Mary, sons, Neily, Brian, Patsy and Ken, daughters, Maureen, Breege, Clare and Paula, sister, Margaret in Canada, son-in-law William, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Two sisters Annie and Mary Rose predeceased him and his twin brother James died as a child.

The new Swimming Term for the West Coast Swimming Club starts in Letterkenny on Monday November 7th. Children 7 years and over in this school year are welcome to apply. Forms are available in Brennan’s Video Shop, Main Street, Glenties. Applications to be in by Monday October 24th.

DVD’s of the 2005 Donegal Senior Football Champions Naomh Chonaill on sale in Mc Glinchey’s Mace, Glenties; includes – The Game, Interviews and the Homecoming of this long awaited victory.

The Sacrament of Confirmation for the Parish of Iniskeel will be administered in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 2nd April 2006 at 11.00a.m.

Congratulations to Anton Dooley and Edel Mc Donnell who were married recently at the Basilica di San Silvestro – in Capite’, Rome. Anton is a son of Tony and Helena Dooley, The Rock. Glenties and Edel is a daughter of Clive and Gertie Mc Donnell, St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin. The reception was held at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, St. Peters and was attended by guests from Donegal, Dublin and Kilkenny.

Congratulations to the following who graduated recently from Letterkenny Institute of Technology; Andrea Molloy, daughter of Gerry and Martina Molloy, Mullanmore, Glenties who graduated with a Bachelor of Business Degree; John Mc Closkey, son of Zeta and the late Seamus Mc Closkey, Main St. Glenties who graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in Accounting; Adrian Mc Geehan, son of Owen and Jenny Mc Geehan, Fintown, who graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Construction Fire Technology; Ross Campbell, son of John and Shirley Campbell, Glenmakeniff, Glenties who graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Degree; Marion Mulhern, daughter of Dave and Rena Mulhern, Kilraine, Glenties who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design; Catherine Boyle, daughter of Johnny and Christine Boyle, Highlands Hotel, Glenties who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Industrial Design.; Declan Mc Hugh, son of James and Margaret Mc Hugh, Drimnacrosh, Glenties who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Legal Studies with Taxation and Patsy Furey, Ard Patrick, Glenties who graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Computer Services Management.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club is holding a Big Bucks Bingo in the Limelight, Glenties, on Sunday 30th October at 3.30p.m. Please support.

Thank you to the Harvest Fair Committee for the donation of €486.67 and to Keeneys Bar for the donation of €260.00 towards the Donegal Hospice. The money was raised during The Harvest Fair Festival.

The Church Gate Collection for Friends of Letterkenny Hospital taken up recently amounted to €660.00. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the collection.

Recorder classes will be starting shortly. If interested contact Crona at 086 4021079.

Each Easter over four hundred young people with special needs are accompanied by five hundred adult carers on a very special journey to Lourdes. The Pilgrimage is designed especially for the young people, allowing them to participate fully in a varied spiritual and social programme. All adult carers pay their own fare while the trust covers the full cost of those young people selected to travel. The Trust would welcome applications to travel on the 2006 Pilgrimage from the following – If you are aged 9 – 18 years and have a physical disability or illness, If you are aged 11 – 21 years and have a learning disability, Or seriously ill children under the age of 9 years accompanied by a parent / carer. If you are interested please contact Anne-Marie at 087 2884503 or Mary at 087 7962047 for further details and an application form. Please note – the closing date for applications is 31st October 2005.

Glenties Notes on October 13th 2005

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Congratulations to our senior team on winning the senior championship and for the first time in the history of the club bringing the Dr. MaGuire Cup to Glenties. It is really a great achievement and great credit is due, first of all to the players, and to everyone connected in any way with the team. For the past number of weeks the town and surrounding areas have been bedecked with blue and white bunting and flags, banners, cars and vans painted blue and white and placards with ‘Good Luck’ messages, which no doubt will be around for a while yet. On Sunday evening when the cars started to come from the game there was a constant blowing of horns as they passed through the town. The team arrived back about 8.30p.m. They walked up the street with a Garda car leading the way, a big crowd following them and another big crowd waiting to welcome them. Bonfires lit up the route for the team and the cavalcade of cars, which accompanied them on their journey home. The joy and excitement in the town is really something.

Barn Dance Classes will resume in the Highlands Hotel on Monday 17th October from 8.30p.m. – 10.30p.m. Tuition is by Edith Bradley.

Céilí and Sets classes will resume in the Highlands Hotel on Thursday 20th October from 8.00p.m. – 9.30p.m. Tuition is by Connie Mc Kelvey and Clement Gallagher.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Teddy Bonner, formerly of Mill Road, Glenties who died on Saturday 8th October 2005 in Ballyshannon.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Bridie Mulhern, Lugnagillew, Glenties who died on Sunday 9th October 2005.

A Dance organised by the Fund Raising Committee of Scoil Mhuire for the new gym will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Saturday 15th October. Music is by Erin’s Own and doors will open at 10.00p.m. Tickets are €10.00 or two for €15.00. The Draw for the Quad, DVD and Weekend Break will take place at the dance. Everyone welcome.

Glenties Notes on October 6th 2005

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The death took place in Brindley Manor Nursing Home, Convoy on Saturday 24th September 2005 of Joe Boyle, Mullanmore, Glenties. His remains were brought home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Monday 26th September. Fr. Paul Gallagher, C.C. Glenties assisted by Fr. Denis Quinn P.P. Falcarragh celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by Joe’s nephews, Terence and Pat Mc Cormack. James and Joseph Boyle and Nina Boyle, wife of Joe’s nephew, John Boyle, brought the Gifts to the Altar. Fr. Denis gave the homily. Music and singing was by Sr. Immaculata and Nora Gallagher. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Four brothers, Paddy, John, Danny and Hughie and two sisters Bridget and Mary predeceased him. He is survived by two brothers, Anthony, Mullanmore and James, Scotland, nieces, nephews, sister-in-law, Margaret, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

The annual Fiddlers Weekend starts next Friday 7th October and continues through Sunday 9th. Fiddlers and other musicians from all over the country and beyond will be in town for the occasion. Free fiddle classes will be given on Saturday between noon and 1.00p.m. The annual bus tour to landmarks of fiddling in the Glenties area will also take place. If you are a fan of traditional music then Glenties is the place to be this weekend.

Best wishes to our senior team for the replay with St. Eunan’s next Sunday at 3.30p.m. in Ballybofey and best wishes for a speedy recovery to Conal Mc Nelis who was injured in last Sunday’s game.

Glenties Notes on September 29th 2005

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On Saturday 17th September 2005 Hugh Breslin and Emily Bonner were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties. Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. Adrian Gavigan officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Hugh is a son of Bried and the late Neil Breslin, Glen Road, Glenties and Emily is a daughter of Neily and Teresa Bonner, Ard Patrick, Glenties. Her parents gave the bride away and her sisters, Finola Quinn and Deirdre Kelly and the groom’s sister Catherine Breslin attended her. Adrian Branigan, friend of the groom was bestman and his brother, Gerry Mc Glynn and another friend, Vincent Cranley were groomsmen. Niamh Farren and Oonagh Campbell were flowergirls and Dion Bonner and Oisin Gavigan were pageboys. Readings were by Brian Mc Devitt and Maureen Mackey. Patricia Hegarty, Michael Breslin, David Molloy, Andy Mc Grath, Maria Branigan and Rachel read Prayers of the Faithful. The groom’s mother, Bried and his aunt, Maureen Lyons brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music was by members of the local folk choir with a solo from Barry Keeney. The reception was held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties and the honeymoon was spent on a Mediterranean Cruise.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Joe Boyle, Mullanmore, Glenties, who died on Saturday 24th September in Brindley Manor Nursing Home, Convoy.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club is holding a ‘Night at the Races’ in Paddy’s Bar, Glenties on Friday 30th September at 9.00p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

A public meeting will be held on Thursday 29th September in Mullanmore School at 8.00p.m. to discuss the ESB’s proposal to use the Glen of Glenties as an optional route corridor for a high voltage line from Binbane to Letterkenny and as a location for a switching station. The proposed line will consist of double wood pole structures with lattice steel towers at changes of direction. This development, while being of no direct advantage to the Glen, will constitute a serious health risk, devaluate property and clutter the Glen with additional pylons and poles with consequent damage to its natural beauty. It is important that the residents of the Glen, including the Glen Road should attend this meeting.

The past pupils of Glenties Comprehensive School will host a celebration concert ‘Thank You For The Music’ on Saturday 1st October at 8.30p.m. with Jim Rafferty as guest of honour. The music and dance will range from Traditional to Folk to Rock, with trips down memory lane to past musicals for extra flavour. All proceeds go to the Donegal Hospice and the School Building Fund. Tickets are E 10.00 (usual concessions) and are on sale from the school at 9551172. This promises to be a unique night and we hope as many past pupils as possible will be among the large attendance.

Ballet classes have resumed in the Community Centre, Glenties at 5.00 p.m. on Friday evenings. Beginners of all ages are welcome.

Friends of Letterkenny Hospital wish to thank all those who contributed at their annual Flag Day on the Harvest Fair Day. 1,400.43 Euro was raised for this worthy cause.

E.C.D.L. computer course is starting in the Community, Centre, Glenties on Wednesday 5th October from 9.30a.m. to 2.00p.m. It will continue every Wednesday. until April 2006. Fee can be paid in four payments of E 75.00 – 1st on the 5th October, 2nd on the 23rd November, 3rd on the 18th January ‘06 and 4th on the 8th March ’06. Please contact Louise Byrne on 074 9551917 to book a place, as places are limited.

An advanced E.C.D.L. course is starting in the Community Centre, Glenties on Friday 7th October from 9.30a.m. to 2.00p.m. and continuing every Friday until April 2006. For this course there are four payments of E 125.00 – 1st on the 7th October, 2nd on the 25th November, 3rd on the 20th January ’06 and 4th on the 10th March ’06. Please contact Louise Byrne on 074 9551917 to book a place, as places are limited.

The Committee of the Glenties Community Television report that a new mast and dishes, which should improve the reception in the area, have recently replaced the existing equipment. However, it is appreciated that some areas may experience difficulties and the committee is looking at ways to rectify the problems. Should people experience problems with their television stations they are asked to contact Willie Molloy at his shop in Dungloe – Tel. 074 9521918.

The 2005 GAP Challenge starts at the Comprehensive School, Glenties with the cyclists on Saturday 1st October at 11.00a.m. The Glenties, Ardara, Portnoo and Rosbeg Tourism Development Committee in conjunction with RNLI are running this event. It consists of a cycle through Ardara, Glengesh Pass, and The Tullies and on to Narin Strand. The second part of the event is a swim from Narin Strand to Portnoo Pier, then a hill sprint from Portnoo pier to Rosbeg and the final part is sea kayaking in Rosbeg for approx. 2 miles. Teams from all over Ireland will be competing in this very gruelling event. The committee hopes there will be a large crowd out on Saturday morning in Glenties to encourage the cyclists and cheer them on their way.

A Bazaar will be held in Halla Naomh Bríd Lettermacaward on Sunday 9th October at 3.00p.m. Please support, as all proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the hall.

Glenties Notes on September 22nd 2005

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Congratulations to Hugh Breslin, Glen Road and Emily Bonner Ard Patrick, Glenties who were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday last.

At the Charity Book Stall on the Harvest Fair Day for Gatota School Project, Nairobi (www.gatota.org). €1,600 was collected. Thank you all for your generous support.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of John Molloy, Dublin, who died recently in Dublin. John is a son of Paddy Molloy, formerly of Tullyhoniver, Glenties.

If you are interested in having your child (5 –12 years) involved in an art and craft club, facilitated by a qualified art and design teacher, beginning on Saturday 24th September, you may contact Anne at 9551471 (after 5p.m.) to obtain further details.

Matt Mc Granaghan will give a fiddle concert accompanied by Gordon Speer on piano, this coming Saturday 24th September at the Dolmen Centre, Kilclooney. Doors will open at 8.00p.m. and the concert will commence at 8.30p.m. Tickets are €10.00 and will be on sale at the door. For ticket reservations ring the Dolmen Centre at 9545010.

Matt Mc Granaghan from Castlefin in Co. Donegal has been playing the fiddle since the age of 8. He received lessons for about a year, and from then on taught himself. Although his early musical influences were the great Irish players, Matt’s interests soon expanded to a variety of styles, including Shetland, Bluegrass and Classical and lately also Latin American and Jazz. He has performed at the Shetland Fiddle and Accordion Festival in 2002 and 2003 and has been invited back for 2005. Matt has given performances throughout Ireland as a traditional player and in the past year as well, has performed at the Harvey’s Point Summer Cabaret. In Chicago he has shared the stage with great players such as John Daly, Tommy Peoples and Dennis Cahill. In 2004 Matt formed his own 22-piece orchestra which has been receiving standing ovations wherever they performed. Matt has released two CD’s: ‘Flames before the Fire’ in 1999 which included two of his own compositions and ‘Goldfiddle’ in 2003 – which features three pieces that he composed himself. This will be a wonderful opportunity to hear Matt Mc Granaghan perform Solo with accompaniment on piano by Gordon Speer from Co. Tyrone. For anyone who appreciates an eclectic selection of music, this is an evening not to be missed! For more information see mattmcgranaghan.com, the official web site with news, reviews, agenda, photos and music.

Glenties Notes on September 15th 2005

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The results of the European Entente Florale Competition 2005 were announced in the town of Gyor, Hungry on Friday evening 9th September. Our three representatives from the committee, Kieran Kennedy, Celine Carr and John Mc Swiggan who travelled to Gyor for the occasion were overjoyed when they heard that Glenties won the Silver Medal as indeed everyone at home was as well. This was a great achievement as it was our first time in the competition. Everyone made a big effort this year and great credit is due to all, especially those who did that extra bit.

On Saturday 3rd September 2005 Laurence Gallagher and Amanda Mc Daid were married in St. Patrick’s Church, Aughaclay, Malin. Laurence is a son of Eileen and the late Cormac Gallagher, Main St. Glenties and Amanda is a daughter of Danny and Marjorie Mc Daid, Glengad. Fr. Brian Brady officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Her father gave the bride away and her sister Danielle Mc Daid was her bridesmaid. Niall Gallagher, brother of the groom was bestman. Kerri Mc Daid, cousin of the bride was flowergirl and Caoilam Gallagher, nephew of the groom was pageboy. Readings were by Terence Sweeney and Patricia Toye. Siobhan Toye, Douglas Gallagher, Caroline Hanlon, Tony Walsh and Pat Doherty read Prayers of Faithful. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in the Ballyliffin Hotel and the honeymoon is being spent in Spain.

Congratulations to Raymond Brennan, Stranaglough, Glenties and Loraine Gallagher, Dungloe who got engaged recently.

Congratulations to Douglas Gallagher, Glen Road, Glenties and Danielle Mc Dyer, Annagry who got engaged recently.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Neily Boyle, Clogher, Narin, who died on Saturday 3rd September 2005 and was buried in Kilclooney after 11.00a.m. Mass on Monday5th.

Paddy Mc Gurk (Mc Gurk’s Amusements) opened the Harvest Fair Festival on Friday evening. There was a good crowd about town again this year for the Festival, especially on Sunday for the Float and Band Parade and on Monday the Harvest Fair Day. Stalls of all kinds lined the street on both sides on Monday; they were out the Mill Road, up the Glen Road, out the Station Road and down the Narin Road. There were fortune-tellers, games to play, prizes to be won and of course Mc Gurk’s Amusements and loads of other things to do. We were blessed with more favourable weather this year for the Festival and on Monday, the Harvest Fair Day we had glorious sunshine. People travel from all over the county and beyond to the Glenties Harvest Fair.

Congratulations to Emma Boyle, who was selected as the Harvest Queen 2005 at the Festival Dance in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Saturday night. She was representing Geraldine Boyle’s Beauty Salon. Emma is a daughter of James and Gracie Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties.

Enrolment for night classes in the Comprehensive School, Glenties takes place on Monday 19th September from 7 – 8p.m. Concessionary fee for the unwaged.
Classes are:
Beginners Computers – Monday 26th September – Fee € 80.
Beginners Conversational Irish – Monday 26th September – Fee – €35.
Interior Decorating – Monday 26th September – Fee €70.
Intermediate Computers – Tuesday 27th September – Fee – €80.
Simple and Delicious Cookery – Tuesday 27th September – Fee – €70.
Conversational French – Tuesday 27th September – Fee – €70.
Yoga – Tuesday 27th September – Fee – €70.
Advanced Tai Chi – Tuesday 27th September – Fee – €70.
Reflexology – Thursday September 29th September – Fee – €70.

Guitar and Fiddle Classes will resume in the Community Centre, Glenties at 10.30a.m. on Saturday 24th September. For further information contact Ernan O’Donnell at 074-9541037.

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