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Glenties Notes on June 30th 2005

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Mass will be celebrated in the New Graveyard, Glenties on Sunday 17th July and in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Sunday 7th August.

The 25th annual Patrick MacGill Summer School takes place this year from 17th July until 22nd July.

The death took place peacefully at her home of Anna Mc Dougall, Ardconnell, Glenties on Thursday 23rd June 2005. Her remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 25th. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by her son John and her niece Nora Mc Swiggan. Prayers of the Faithful were read by granddaughters, Eileen, Lisa, Lynn and Catherine Mc Nelis and the Gifts were brought to the Altar by her granddaughters Julie Darnell, Anna Lassus and great-granddaughters Erin Marie and Kelly Darnell. Music and singing was by Pat and John Francis O’ Donnell. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Anna is survived by her daughters Nora Lassus, Mill Road, Glenties and Ann Mc Nelis, Ardara, son John, Scotland, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband Michael died in 1966 and her sister Mary Kate Mc Swiggan died in 2000. Anna celebrated her 90th Birthday in January of this year.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Vincent Reilly, Dublin who died suddenly last week at his home. Vincent was the husband of Marina (nee Sweeney) formerly of Letterilly, Glenties and son-in-law of Bridget and the late Packie Sweeney.

A tragic car accident occurred at Maas, Glenties in the early hours of Sunday morning. One young girl from Donegal Town died as a result of the accident and three others were injured. Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of the girl and our prayers and good wishes for a speedy recovery go out to those who were injured.

The Entente Florale committee will be hosting a welcome dinner for the international adjudicators on 20th July in the Highlands Hotel at 7.30p.m. Tickets are available from Rosemary Ward at 087 9692076 or Sinead Boyle, Highlands Hotel at 9551111. Tickets are priced at €25 including wine. Places are limited so book early and avoid disappointment. Everyone is welcome.

Glenties Notes on June 16th 2005

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Congratulations to Helena and Tony Dooley, The Rock, Glenties on the arrival of two new grandchildren, Harry, a son for Deirdre and Joseph Keegan on 27th May ’05 and Daniel Jack, a son for Marin and Richie Quigley on 3rd June ’05.

Marcus Flannery and Annette Dunphy were married in Lettercram Church, Pettigo on Friday 27th May 2005. Fr. Mohan officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Marcus is a son of Margaret Flannery, Straboy, Glenties and Annette is a daughter of Annette Dunphy, Donegal Town. Her brother gave the bride away and her sister Edel Dunphy was her bridesmaid. Joseph Flannery, brother of the groom was bestman. Readings were by Jane Flannery, sister of the groom and Seamus Dunphy, brother of the bride. The reception was held in Woodhill House, Ardara and the honeymoon was spent in France.

At a special Pioneer Mass of Thanksgiving in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir presented Pins and Certificates to the following members – Bernie Mc Loone, Main Street, Nora Hamill, Mullinamina and Beesie Rodgers, Derries received Gold Pins. Mary Pike (nee Boyce) England, (formerly Mullinamina), Nancy Mc Loone, Narin Road, Willie Mc Nelis, Narin Road, Glenties and Josephine Duffy, Lettermacaward, were also recipients but were unable to attend. Angela Greenwood, Mullinamina accepted on behalf of her sister Mary Pike and Caoimhe Griffin accepted on behalf of her grandmother, Nancy Mc Loone. Silver Pins were presented to Annie O’ Dwyer, Ard Mc Gill and Kathleen Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties.

The 11.00a.m. Mass next Sunday 19th June will be celebrated as the ‘Children’s End of School Year Mass.’ The Theme of the Mass will be “Courage – Do Not Be Afraid”.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Maurice Mc Devitt, Ballinamore, Fintown, who died in Letterkenny Hospital and was buried in Fintown last week.

The Raphoe Singles Competition was the last Bowling Tournament of the season. Among the winners were local men, Fr. Adrian Gavigan, Pat Walsh and Christy Hegarty. Pat Walsh was a semi-finalist and Christy Hegarty was the over all winner of the competition.

Denise Boyle and Rosa Flannery are running a Variety Concert in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Friday 17th June at 8.30p.m. It will be followed by an old time dance. All proceeds will go to the Zambian Orphanage Appeal. Donations will be gratefully accepted.

Enrolment for the new school year in Edeninfagh School takes place on Friday 17th June from 2.00p.m.until 3.00p.m.

Glenties Notes on June 9th 2005

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The 11.00a.m. Mass on Sunday 19th June will be celebrated as the ‘Children’s End of School Year Mass.’ The Theme of the Mass will be “Courage – Do Not Be Afraid”.

The death took place in Killybegs Hospital, on Friday 27th May 2005 of John Joe Mc Gettigan, Tullyhoniver, Glenties. His remains were brought home on Saturday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Monday morning. Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir C.C. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by John Joe’s niece, Mary Mc Gettigan and nephew, John Carr. Grandnieces and grandnephews Cathy, Geraldine, Stephen, Donna, Amy and Alan Mc Gettigan, and nephew, Gerry Mc Cole, read Prayers of the Faithful. The Gifts were brought to the Altar by deceased’s nephews, Josie, Pat, Michael and Brendan Mc Gettigan. Music was by Sr. Immaculata on the organ. Burial took place in Kilraine Graveyard. John Joe is survived by one sister, Hannah Carr, Inver, nieces, nephews, in the Mc Gettigan, Mc Cole and Carr families, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

On Friday 27th May 2005 Martina Campbell and Michael O’ Connell were married in the Friary at Ards, Creeslough. Fr. Fidelis (uncle of the groom) assisted by Fr. Joseph Briody, Creeslough officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Martina is a daughter of Frankie and Nora Campbell, Glen Road, Glenties and Michael is a son of Clare and the late Paddy O’ Connell, Dublin. Her father gave the bride away and her sister Elaine was her bridesmaid. The groom’s brother Eoin was bestman. Emer Campbell, niece of the bride and Tara O’Connell, niece of the groom were flowergirls. Readings were by the bride’s cousin, Laura Mc Gill, and her brother, Brian Campbell. Ann Mc Gill, Daniel Mc Gill, aunt and cousin of the bride, Eoin Ryan, friend, Sandra O’Connell, Paul O’ Connell, sister-in-law and brother of the groom read Prayers of the Faithful. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in The Mill Restaurant, Dunfanaghy and the honeymoon is being spent in Malaysia.

Congratulations to Marcus Flannery, Straboy, Glenties and Annette Dunphy, Donegal Town, who were married in Pettigo on Friday 27th May 2005

Glenties Notes on June 2nd 2005

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Congratulations to Sandra and Derek Byrne, Lucan, on the birth recently of their first child, a baby boy (Daniel). Derek is a son of Gerry and Breid Byrne, Ard Patrick, Glenties and Sandra is a sister of Mrs. Fiona Boyle, Main Street, Glenties.

Congratulations to Rosaleen and Mark Mc Devitt, The Rock, Glenties on the birth recently of their fifth child, a baby brother for Shane, Danielle, Natalie and Emily.

Derek Ward and Marita Mc Loone were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 21st May 2005. Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir C.C. Glenties officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Derek is a son of Liam and Eithne Ward, Mullantyboyle, Glenties and Marita is a daughter of Padraig and Eileen Mc Loone, Straboy, Glenties. Her father gave the bride away and her sister Cheryl Quinn and her friend Jackie Dean attended her. John Ward, brother of the groom was bestman and Shane Mc Loone; brother of the bride was groomsman. Shana Quinn and Caitlin Ward were flowergirls and Logan Quinn was pageboy. Readings were by Sharon Shelton, cousin of the bride and Fiona Glennister, cousin of the groom. Aisling Bonner, Michael Bonner, Bridget Whyte, Patsy O’Connor and Caroline Mc Dermott read Prayers of the Faithful. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in the Mill Park Hotel, Donegal Town and the honeymoon was spent in Cyprus. Music and singing was by Deirdre Mooney.

Congratulations to Martina Campbell, Glen Road, Glenties and Michael O’ Connell, Dublin who were married in Ards Friary, Creeslough on Saturday last.

Congratulations to Paul Quinn and Áine Mc Monagle who received their First Holy Communion in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Sunday 15th May 2005.

Ard Patrick Golden Jubilee weekend gets under way on Friday evening 3rd May with Mass on the Green at 8.30p.m. followed by refreshments. It will be fun and games, music and ‘sing songs’ sports and novelty events for all the family so come along and join in the fun. A DVD on Ard Patrick will be shown over the weekend.

The death took place at his home on Sunday 22nd May2005 of Charlie Ward, Buncrubog, Glenties. His remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday morning. Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir C.C. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by Charlie’s grandniece, Margaret Curton and his Godchild, Maeve O’ Donnell. Grandsons, Adam Langan and Ryan Ward and Godchildren, Vincent Reilly, Geraldine Orr, Kathleen Gallagher and Bernadette Homes read Prayers of the Faithful. His five daughters, Maeve, Miriam, Rose, Lucille and Corinna brought the Gifts to the Altar. Singing was by neighbour; Nora Gallagher accompanied by Sr. Immaculata on the organ. Burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard. Charlie is survived by his wife Kathleen, daughters, Maeve, Miriam, Rose, Lucille and Corinna, sons Pat and Liam, sisters, Madge Reilly, Buncrubog, Rose Homes, London, Christine Kay, Coventry, eleven grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His brother Peter predeceased him in September of last year.

Sincere sympathy is extended to John Hegarty, Meenalargan, Glenties and to all the relatives and friends on the death of John’s sister Mary Mohan, (formerly Meenawania, Glenties), which took place recently in Glasgow.Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of John Joe Mc Gettigan, Tullyhoniver, Glenties who died on Friday last.

Well done and welcome home to Brendan Mc Dyer, Main St. Glenties who completed his 800k walk in aid of Scoil Mhuire New Gym Building fund and arrived home on Friday evening after 5 weeks on the road.

Glenties Notes on May 26th 2005

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Michael Shovlin and Rosemary Dunnion were married in the Church of the Holy Family, Ardara on Saturday 14th May 2005. Fr. Austin Lafferty, P.P. Ardara officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Michael is a son of the late Peter and Annie Shovlin, Kilraine, Glenties and Rosemary is a daughter of Willie and Sarah Haughey, Maghera, Ardara. Her son Jason gave the bride away and her daughter Donna was her bridesmaid. Michéal Shovlin, son of the groom was bestman. Sophie Dunnion, granddaughter of the bride was flowergirl and Leon Shovlin, grandson of the groom was pageboy. The bride’s mother and the groom’s aunt, Eileen Kennedy brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel Ardara and the honeymoon was spent touring.

Congratulations to Marita Mc Loone and Derek Ward who were married in Glenties on Saturday last.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Seonie O’ Donnell, Lettermacaward, who died in Harbour Lights Nursing Home, Bruckless on Thursday 19th May 2005. His remains were brought to St. Bridget’s Church, Lettermacaward on Friday and burial took place on Saturday after Requiem Mass. Master O’Donnell was Principal in St. Connell’s Boys School in Glenties for a number of years.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife, family, relatives and friends of Charlie Ward, Buncrubog, Glenties who died at his home in the early hours of Sunday last.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Kathleen Cleary, The Rock, Glenties who died recently in Dublin and was buried in Trim.

Sincere sympathy is extended to John Earley, Mulinard, Glenties and to all the relatives and friends on the death of John’s sister, Ann Macher, London, which took place on 22nd May 2005.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Ownie O’ Donnell, Aughla, Glenties and all the relatives and friends on the death of Ownie’s sister, Margaret Laughran, Dungannon (formerly The Big Glen, Glenties), which took place on Friday 20th May2005.

Congratulations to Maria (nee Gallagher) and Billy Mac Innes, Derries on the birth recently of their third child, a baby brother for Ellie and Leah.

Glenties Bowling Club held their Annual Singles Tournament recently over four nights. The 16 who qualified for the Finals night were – J.Braiden, T. Cathcart, F. Maquire, A. Brown, R. Doonan, H. Gawley, Enniskillen, M. Boyd, C. Mabon, Dunkineely, A.Buchanan, Raphoe, J.J. Campbell, Omagh, T. Wilson, Sion Mills, T. Patton, Strabane, J.Quinn, Ballylennon, J. Hegarty, Pat Walsh and Christy Hegarty, Glenties. Brown, Doonan, Gawley, Patton, Quinn, John & Christy Hegarty and Pat Walsh got through to the quarter-finals with J. Quinn, J. Hegarty Pat Walsh and C. Hegarty going through to the semi-finals. Runner-up was Pat Walsh and Christy Hegarty was the winner of the Tournament.

The Golden Jubilee weekend on the Ard Patrick Estate starts on Friday 3rd June 2005 with open air Mass on the Green at Ard Patrick, at 8.30p.m. followed by refreshments. A ‘Sing Song’ will be held in Molloy’s Bar at 10.00p.m. Saturday 4th June is a ‘Fun Day’ at the Comprehensive Field with Open Sports for under 12s and novelty events for all ages, children and adults. There will be a Barbecue on the Green at 6.00p.m. and Presentations of Sports Prizes and Art & Poetry Prizes, followed by Music and ‘Sing Song’ on the Green. Sunday is another ‘Fun Day’ for all the family on the Green with Bouncy Castles, Disco and Music. A Presentation Dinner Dance will be held in the Highlands Hotel at 8.30p.m. with music by Mary B. and Paul.

Our annual Corpus Christi Procession will take place immediately after 11.00a.m. Mass next Sunday 29th May from the Church to the Grotto. Those who are usually involved in the carrying of the canopy and erecting the altar at the Grotto are asked to make themselves available, as well as those who usually steward the Procession. The First Holy Communion children are invited to walk in the Procession in their First Holy Communion Dress.

The committee of Glenties Community Bingo would like to thank everyone for their support. Bingo is held in the Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9.00p.m. Single book and sheet is €12. Double book and sheets are €20. Prize for line is €50. Prize for house is €100. Jackpot line pays €50. House – €400. Everyone welcome.

Glenties Notes on April 21st 2005

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Congratulations to the following students, pupils of Phyllis Mc Nelis, A.L.C.M. who were successful in the recent Traditional Fiddle examinations held by Comhaltas Ceoltorri Eíreann in Letterkenny – Thomas Melly (Junior 3 Honours), son of Martin and Noreen Melly, Letterilly, Glenties, Seamus Gallagher (Junior 2 Honours), son of Pat and Mary Gallagher, Maas, Glenties, Jamie Mc Hugh, (Junior 2 Honours), son of Willie and Carmel Mc Hugh, Narin Road, Glenties and Philip Sharos (Elementary 3 Distinction), son of Mr. & Mrs. Sharos, Lettermacaward.

Congratulations to the following members of the Glenties Bowling Club who were successful in

recently held tournaments – John Hegarty and Fr. Adrian Gavigan who won the St. Johnston Pres. Christy Hegarty and Pat Walsh who were quarter finalists, John and Paul Hegarty, who were semi finalists in Bundoran and Christy Hegarty and Pat Walsh who were semi-finalists in Ardara.

Congratulations to Adele (Mc Carron) Dooley, Narin Road, Glenties who graduated from N.T.A. Dublin, with a Diploma Award in Private Investigation Skills.

Congratulations to Charles Hanlon, Tullyard, Glenties and Julie Deeney, Rathmullan who got married on Friday 16 th April.

John Doherty and Majella Doyle were married in the Church of the Assumption, Colooney, Co. Sligo on Saturday 2 nd April ’05 . John is a son of Paddy and Mary Doherty, Stranaglough, Glenties and Majella is a daughter of Seamus and Eve Doyle, Colooney. Fr. John Maloney officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Her father gave the bride away and her sister Noleen Doyle was her bridesmaid. Paul Doherty, brother of the groom was bestman. Megan and Mark Doherty were flowergirl and pageboy. Readings were by Tracy Devine, a sister of the groom and Paul Hannon, nephew of the bride. Shannon Doyle, niece and Ethan Hannon, nephew of the bride and Amada Doherty, sister of the groom read Prayers of the Faithful. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in the Great Southern Hotel, Sligo and the honeymoon was spent touring.

Congratulations to John and Annie Gallagher, Derries, Glenties, who celebrated their 50 th wedding anniversary last weekend.

The death took place at her home on Monday 11 th April 2005 of Annie Mc Hugh, Stranaglough, Glenties. Her remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Wednesday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast P.P. Glenties and Fr. John Mc Loone P.P. Frosses concelebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by Annie’s son Seamus and grandniece Maria Mc Devitt. Shirley Campbell, niece, Glenda Kane & Diane Callaghan, grandnieces, and Megan Mc Hugh, granddaughter read Prayers of the Faithful. The Gifts were brought to the Altar by granddaughters, Louise & Patricia Mc Ginty and Megan Mc Hugh and grandniece, Auveen Gallagher. Music was by Sr. Immaculata on the organ. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Annie is survived by sons Seamus, Frosses, John Joe, U.S.A. Charles, Stranaglough, daughters Mary Ellen, Letterkenny and Carol Ann U.S.A. grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband James predeceased her in 1992. Five brothers Denis, Paddy, Charlie, Eddie and Francie and two sisters, Nellie and Bridget also predeceased.

The Raphoe Pilgrimage to Fatima in association with Lauri Duffy Travel will depart Dublin on 5 th July for seven nights. Accommodation in Hotel Avenida on full board basis. Cost is €639 + tax + insurance. For more information see details on Church notice board.

Glenties Notes on May 19th 2005

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St. Connell’s Museum, Glenties is doing research on The Mc Devitt Institute, from its foundation to its close and would be grateful for any information or photographs. All photographs etc. will be copied and returned. Telephone 086 – 3945389 or call to the Museum. Opening hours are 10.00a.m. – 4.30p.m. Monday – Saturday.

Brendan Mc Dyer, who is halfway through his 800k walk in aid of Scoil Mhuire Gym, is in good form and sends his regards to all at home. He hopes to be back in Glenties the weekend of 27th May. A welcome home party is planned and everyone is welcome. There are sponsor sheets around the town and the number of the account in the Bank of Ireland is 33949597. If anyone out there is interested in fund – raising for the Scoil Mhuire New Gym please contact a committee member.

Congratulations and best wishes to Michael Shovlin, Kilraine, Glenties and Rosemary Dunnion, Ardara, who were married in Ardara on Saturday last.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Aggie Quinn, Killybegs, who died on Monday 9th May 2005. Aggie, a native of Mullinamina, Glenties, lived with her late husband Neil and family at Mill Road, Glenties before moving to Killybegs.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mary Breslin and Family, Ardconnell, Glenties and all the relatives and friends of Raymond Breslin who died suddenly in Manchester on Sunday 15th May 2005.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Annie Gallagher, Derries, Glenties on the death of her sister-in-law, Celine Duggan, Falcarragh last week.

Congratulations to Noreen (nee Rodgers) and Ciaran Kelly, Derries, Glenties on the birth recently of their second child, a baby brother (Cian) for Jack.

Congratulations to Evelyn and Alan Murchan, Killybegs on the birth recently of their first child, a baby girl named Gianna. Evelyn is a daughter of Cormac and Maureen Quinn, The Glen Tavern, Greenans, Glenties.

Enrolment for Scoil Mhuire National School takes place on Wednesday 25th May between 1.30p.m. and 3.00p.m. Parents intending to send their children to the school in September 2005 may enrol on that day. Please ensure you bring the child’s Birth Certificate with you. Copies will be made and the originals will be returned. Members of staff will be present to provide all necessary information and answer any relevant queries. Parents are encouraged to bring their child / children with them on the day.

Glenties Notes on May 12th 2005

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On Friday 15th April 2005 Charlie Hanlon and Julie Deeney were married in the Star of the Sea Church, Glenvar. Fr. James Gillespie C.C. Milford officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass, assisted by Rev. Gordon Freeman, Glenties. Charlie is a son of Richard and Susan Hanlon, Tullyard, Glenties and Julie is a daughter of Susan and the late Paddy Deeney, Lehardan, Rathmullan. Her brother, James gave the bride away and her niece Nicola Deeney and Dorothy Walker, sister of the groom, attended her. William Hanlon, brother of the groom was bestman and John Deeney, brother of the bride was groomsman. God-daughters of the bride, Amy Nelis and Megan Kelly were flowergirls and Pearse Neilly, cousin of the bride and Reece Hanlon, nephew of the groom were pageboys. The reception was held in the Milford Inn and the honeymoon was spent in St. Lucia and Barbados.

Congratulations to the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 7th May 2005. They were – Reece Mc Dyer, Emily Molloy, Conor Furey, Amy Harvey, David Keeney, Ethan O’Donnell, Kieran Sharkey, Connell Mc Devitt, Charles Mc Guinness, Mathew Murphy, John Fischer, Hannah Molloy, Joanne Gallagher, Cian Breslin, Orlaith Sharkey, Rosie Mc Devitt, Briana Mc Donnell, Stephen Moore, Ailbhe O’Donnell and Ryan Moore. Fr. Pat Prendergast, assisted by Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir and Fr. Adrian Gavigan celebrated the Mass. Readings were by Ryan Moore and Briana Mc Donnell. David Keeney, Cian Breslin, Orlaith Sharkey, Rosie Mc Devitt, Conor Furey and Charles Mc Guinness read Prayers of the Faithful. Mathew Murphy, Kieran Sharkey, Amy Harvey, John Fischer, Joanne Gallagher, Stephen Moore, Hannah Molloy, Ethan O’Donnell, Nabla Furey, Emily Molloy and Connell Mc Devitt brought the Gifts to the Altar. Ronan O’Donnell was the Narrator. Reece Mc Dyer read a Child’s Prayer before Communion and Ailbhe O’Donnell read a Child’s Prayer after Communion and on behalf of the parents Kevin Keeney read a Prayer after Communion. Music and singing was by the children’s choir under the guidance of Anne Mc Dwyer.

An Old Time Dance will be held in Edeninfagh Hall, Glenties next Saturday 14th May. Dancing starts at 9.00p.m. Music is by local artists including Vincent, Jimmy and Peter Campbell and a variety of visiting artists. Admission is 5.00Euro.

The people of Termon Parish have organised a Mass of Thanksgiving to mark the Silver Jubilee of Fr. Pat Mc Hugh. As Fr. Mc Hugh served here in our parish, the parishioners of Glenties have been invited to the function. The Mass will be celebrated at 6.00p.m. on Sunday 12th June in St. Columba’s Church, Termon, with refreshments afterwards in Termon Hall.

Glenties Notes on on May 5th 2005

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The death took place after a brief illness, on Sunday 24th April 2005 of Elma Mc Dermott, (originally Cork) Celbridge, Co. Kildare. Her brother-in-law, Fr. Padraig Mc Dermott, Mississippi, assisted by Fr. Denis Quinn, P.P. Falcarragh, Fr. Francis Mc Loone, Adm. Letterkenny, Fr. Hurley, Rockwell College, (cousin of Elma’s), Fr. Martin Daly, Principal of C.U.S. College, Leeson Street, Dublin and Fr. Carmody P.P. Celbridge concelebrated Requiem Mass on Wednesday 27thApril and burial took place in Celbridge afterwards. Elma is survived by her husband, Gerry and only son, Trevor, brothers, Sean, Vincent, Tim and Finbar, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.Her husband Gerry is a son of the late Con and Fannie Mc Dermott, Edeninfagh, Glenties and the family were regular visitors to the area. Many relatives and neighbours from The Glen of Glenties travelled to Celbridge for the funeral.

The young people who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties, from Bishop Philip Boyce, on Sunday 24th April 2005 were as follows – Aoife Ward, (Gairm Scoil Chú Uladh), Christopher Simms, Michelle Quinn, Sarah Louise Mc Dyre, Kieran Mc Dyre and Joanne Boyle (Kilkenny N.S.), Shane Molloy, Gerard Molloy, Hughie Gallagher, Conor Ferguson and Danielle Byrne (St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh), Andrew Scott, Lauren Perry, John O’ Malley, Ciara Molloy, Camilla Molloy, Gerard Melly, Moya Mannering, Shauna Mc Grath, Rose Gallagher, John Gallagher, Donal Corcoran, Darragh Byrne, Orla Breslin, Christine Breslin and Kevin Boyle (Scoil Mhuire, Glenties), Eamonn Ó Ceallaigh, Ciaran Ó Brionainn, Ronan Mac Daibhidh, Eamonn Mac Ceallabhuí and Jason Mac Ailín (Fintown N.S.), and Donal Mac Diarmada (Edeninfagh N.S.).

Local children will receive their First Holy Communion in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties next Saturday 7th May at 11.00a.m. Mass and children from Edeninfagh will receive their First Holy Communion in the Church of the Holy Family on Sunday 15th May.

The 11.00a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties, next Sunday 8th May will be celebrated as the Inaugural Children’s Mass, for which the Children of the Parish will prepare the Liturgy.

Congratulations to Francie and Mary Breslin, Kilraine, Glenties who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last weekend.

Very many thanks to all those who helped with the Calcutta Project last weekend. Thanks to those who helped with the coffee morning, those who donated so generously both at the church door on Saturday night and privately. Thank you also to Fr. Pat and Fr. Nigel for their kind help. In all 2000 euro was raised over the weekend. This will be sufficient to enable Eleanor Cape from the town to spend the summer as a volunteer in Calcutta, as well as making a significant money contribution to the work of the Development Action Society in India, which aims to give poor children from the edge of Calcutta a start in education.

The council members of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association intend to have a Mass and Presentation of Pins during the month of May. Any member who feels they are eligible for a Gold, Silver, or Full Membership Pin can contact any member of the council before 10th May.

The annual Swimming Gala will take place this year on Saturday 14th May at 7.30p.m. in Letterkenny Swimming Pool. Names will be taken in the schools. This is a fun gala open to all children who have done some swimming throughout the year. Bus leaves Ardara Community Centre at 6.00p.m. and Glenties Comprehensive School at 6.15p.m. Cost per child will be 5.00E to be collected on the day. Looking forward to an enjoyable evening.

The Rural Resource Worker (Garvan Connolly) with DLDC will be available to provide information and advice on various agricultural schemes & social welfare entitlements for farming / fishing families. Garvan will also be available to provide information on other services provided by Donegal Local Development Company such as Enterprise Start Up, Community Development, the LEADER+ and National Rural Development Programmes, CLAR, Community Based Youth Initiative, Job Club, Job Initiative, Regional Employment Service &Rural Social Scheme. The service offered by Garvan is free and confidential. For more information contact Garvan at 074 – 91 27056. The Rural Resource Worker will be available in the Community Centre, Glenties on Wednesday 25th May 2005 from 2.30p.m. until 4.30p.m.

Glenties Notes on April 28th 2005

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SUAS is an education project, which works with slum children in Calcutta. Through this work, 1000 children get into primary education per year. 25 Irish students are going out this Summer, including local girl Eleanor Cape. To support Eleanor’s participation in the project there will be a Coffee Morning on Friday 29 th April in Good Earth, Glenties between 10.00a.m. and 1.30p.m. Please come along and enjoy delicious home baking and support this very worthy cause.

Congratulations to the 32 young people who received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Philip Boyce in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 24 th April ’05.

Local children will receive their First Holy Communion in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 7 th May at 11.00a.m. Mass and children from Edeninfagh will receive their First Holy Communion in the Church of the Holy Family on Sunday 15 th May.

Best wishes to Brendan Mc Dyre, Glenties who left here last Friday for Dublin on the first leg of his journey to Europe. He flew out to France on Saturday morning and started his 800km ‘Camino De Santiago’ walk from southern France to North East Spain on Sunday morning. Brendan has undertaken this great challenge to raise funds for a much needed gymnasium for Scoil Mhuire so make it worth his effort and give him your support.

The Ard Patrick Jubilee committee will hold their last Pub Quiz this Friday night 29 th April at 9.30p.m. in Molloy’s Bar. Cash Prizes. Please come along and give your support.

A computer course will begin in June (39 hours per week) in Mullanmore School. If interested ring 9551192.

Vacancies exist on the Rural Social Scheme that employs persons to maintain the Club Grounds & Premises at the GAA Park in Glenties. Applicants may apply to Sean Mc Kenna, Secretary, Naomh Conaill GAA at 9551301.

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