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Glenties Notes on 16th July 2007

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From the 18th July ~ 17th August the Glenties Playgroup / Afterschool, Glen Road, Glenties (opposite Scoil Mhuire) are offering a service for children in the Glenties and surrounding areas.  The facility is also open to all children who are visiting or holidaying in our area.  We are open from Monday ~ Friday 9.30 a.m. ~ 5.30 p.m.  Children can be booked in on and hourly basis at 2 Euro per hour.  The children will be provided with snacks but if the stay is longer than 2 hours please provide a healthy pre-packed lunch.  Activities on offer are ~ Group Games ~ inside and outdoor football, pool, table tennis, sports day, quizzes, treasure hunts, art and craft, colliage, table top games, jewellery making, puppet making, cooking, nail painting, hair braiding, sand play, painting and outdoor play.  Children are cared for by trained childcare workers who also have current first aid certificates and Garda clearance.  All places must be pre- booked.  You can contact Bridie at 074 – 9551416 / 9551907.

The annual Church Gate Collection on behalf of The Labour Party will be taken up in Glenties, Fintown and Edeninfagh on Saturday 21st July and Sunday 22nd July.

Michael Fitzgerald, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties will be among those who go on this annual pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick on Sunday 29th July to raise money for the Jason Clarke Foundation.  This is a charity which gives help and hope to persons with brain injury and stroke sufferers.  Each walker has to raise 400 Euro minimum, so Michael would greatly appreciate your help.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family of Frankie Mc Hugh, Ard Connell, Glenties who died in the Hospice in Letterkenny on Wednesday last.

Mass will be celebrated in the New Graveyard, Glenties next Sunday 22nd July at 3.00p.m. and in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Sunday 12th August at 3.00p.m.

The recent Wheelchair Association Church Gate Collection in Glenties amounted to 780 Euro and in Edeninfagh it amounted to 145 Euro.  Thank you for your generous contributions.

A Community Employment Scheme will be starting shortly in the Glenties area.  Fás eligibility rules apply.  For more information ring 086 3961533.

Congratulations to Michael Brennan who graduated recently from U.C.D with an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering.  Michael is a son of Francis and Kathleen Brennan, Main St. Glenties.

Glenties Notes on 9th July 2007

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On Saturday 30th June 2007 Donna Mc Grory and Marcel Dill were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.  Donna is a daughter of Eamon and Yvonne Mc Grory, Kilraine and Marcel is a son of Stanley and Marion Dill, Manorcunningham.  Fr. Pat Prendergast officiated.  The bride was given away by her father and she was attended by her sister Jane Kelly and the groom’s sister, Georgina Mc Crudden.  Jarlaith Tourish, friend of the groom was bestman.  Charlie Russell, uncle of the groom was groomsman.  The groom’s niece, Kirstie Mc Crudden, was a flowergirl.  Readings was by Michael Mc Crudden and Sharon Mc Glynn.  Sarah Diver, Nicola Roache, Hetty Mc Dyer and Sandra Wright read Prayers of the Faithful.  Singing was by Roisin O’Callaghan, accompanied by Tony O’Callaghan.  The reception was held in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny and the honeymoon is being spent in Boston and Florida.

Congratulations to Jane and Noel Kelly, Carrick na Mart on the birth recently of their twin daughters, Rianna and Alyssa.  Jane is a daughter of Eamon and Yvonne Mc Grory, Kilraine.

The death took place in LetterkennyHospital, on Sunday 1st July 2007 of Frank Quinn, Mill Road and formerly of Maas, Glenties.  His remains were brought home on Sunday evening and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday morning.  Requiem Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Paul Gallagher C.C. Glenties and Fr. Denis Quinn P.P. Falcarragh at 11.00a.m.  Readings were by Frank’s grandsons, Jamie and Ciaran Mc Hugh.  His daughter, Carmel Mc Hugh and granddaughter Majella Quinn read Prayers of the Faithful.  The Gifts were brought to the Altar by grandchildren, Martina and Patricia Quinn and Daniel and Joseph Mc Hugh.  Music was by Sr. Immaculata on the organ.  Burial took place in the New Graveyard.  Frank is survived by his wife, Margaret, daughter, Carmel, sons, Aidan and Francis, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.  He was the last surviving member of the family of Paddy and Susan Quinn, Upper Maas.  His brothers, Neil, Cormac, Joe, John and

Hugh and sister, Bridget predeceased him.

The recent Donegal Hospice Church Gate Collection taken up in Glenties amounted to 1,208.15 Euro.  The amount taken up in Edeninfagh amounted to 163.52 Euro.  Thank you to all who donated so generously.

A Disco will be held in the AfterschoolBuilding on Thursday 12th July from 7.30 ~ 9.30p.m.  Open to all in the age group 9 ~ 13 yrs.  Admission is 5 Euro.

A Car Boot Sale will take place in the Chapel Car Park on Saturday 14th July from 2 p.m. ~ 5 p.m.  Do you have an attic or garage full of Bric ~ a ~ Brac, Toys, Furniture etc.  Why not have a ‘clear out’ and make some money for yourself at the same time?  15 Euro per pitch in aid of the Playschool and Afterschool.  All welcome.

The annual Irish Water Safety swim week at Narin Strand runs from Monday 30th July until Saturday 4th August.  Beginners of all ages catered for.  Basic Life Support and CPR instruction for the advanced classes.  Any queries please phone Clodagh Duggan.  Swim lessons begin at the beach on Monday 30th July at 11.00a.m.

The 27th Annual MacGill Summer School will be officially opened by Mr. Enda Kenny TD Leader of Fine Gael on Sunday 15th July at 8.30p.m.  The Theme this year is “The Priorities for Government for the next Five Years”.  A short recital by Donegal Camerata String Quartet will follow and afterwards the 7th Annual John Hume Lecture will be delivered by Fr. Alec Reid C.Ss.R and The Revd. Harold Good OBE.  A Reception, courtesy of EU Commission Office in Dublin will follow that.  Previous to the Official opening, Frank Galligan will present the Poetry Awards at 4.30p.m. and at 6 p.m. the Opening of an Exhibition of Paintings by Johnny Boyle.  Many high profile speakers will be in attendance during the week for the lectures and debates.  All events will take place in the Highlands Hotel.  The Summer School Office is on Main Street opposite the Hotel.   Bookings may also be made at 074 9551103.

Glenties Notes on 2nd July 2007

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Congratulations to Donna Mc Groary, Kilraine, Glenties and Marcel Dill, Manorcunningham who were married in Glenties on Saturday last.

The Care of the Aged Church Gate Collection in Glenties amounted to 1,077.00 Euro and in Edeninfagh it amounted to 213.00Euro.  The Committee wish to thank most sincerely everyone who donated so generously. 

A Charity Walk in aid of Kidney Dialysis Comfort Fund, LetterkennyHospital, will take place on Saturday 28th July.  It will be leaving the Glen Tavern at 12 noon, via Edeninfagh and the Croaghs.  Sponsor Cards are available.  Please contact 9557978 or 9551170.  Registration for walk by 20th July.  Everybody is welcome.  Please support this very worthy cause.

Summer Camps in Glenties Community Centre from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m as follows: – 1st & 2nd class children ~ Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st July.  3rd & 4th class children – Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd August.  5th & 6th class children – Friday 3rd & Tuesday 7th August.  To book a place, call Ann or Bernie at 9545879 or call into the Family Resource Centre in the Dolmen Centre.  Places will be limited.  Cost is 5 Euro per day.

Glenties Notes on 25th June 2007

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Congratulations to June (nee Conefry) and Hugo Gilroy, Alter, Glenties on the birth of their third child in Letterkenny Hospital on Wednesday 20th June 2007, a baby sister for Aidan and Emily.

Medjugorje Peace Mass will be celebrated in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday 28th June at 8.00p.m.  Everyone is welcome.

Udarás na Gaeltachta in partnership with the local development committee in Edeninfagh will shortly be undertaking a survey on the Irish language in the parish.  A bilingual questionnaire will be delivered to each house in the area and will be collected within a week.  Your co-operation in this project would be greatly appreciated.

The Church Gate Collection for the Irish Cancer Society, taken up recently, amounted to 1,245.50 Euro.  Thank you to those who gave a donation.

Glenties Playschool and Afterschool would like to thank all the people who donated money (some several times) at the bucket and the Church Gate Collection.  The amount raised was 3,483.47 Euro.  We would also like to thank all the parents who gave their time.

The death took place in Liverpool on Sunday 10th June 2007 of Gemma Mc Loone, formerly of Mill Road, Glenties.  Her remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 16th.  Fr. Pat Prendergast P.P. Glenties assisted by Fr. Kevin O’Doherty P.P. Newtowncunningham concelebrated RequiemMass.  Readings were by Gemma’s brother Donal and her nephew Arthur Mc Loone.  Susan, Gemma, Aidan Mc Loone and Mary Carson, nieces and nephew read Prayers of the Faithful.  Singing was by niece, Deirdre Mc Loone.  Burial took place in the New Graveyard.  Gemma is survived by sisters, Eilis Herron, Mill Road, Glenties, Anne in England, brothers, Seamie, Newtowncunningham, Donal, Letterkenny, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.  Her sister, Maura and brother Art, predeceased her.

On Saturday 16th June 2007 Patricia Earley and Brendan Kennedy were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.  Fr. Paul Gallagher officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass.  Patricia is a daughter of John and Anne Earley, Mullinard, Glenties and Brendan is a son of Charlie and Kathleen Kennedy, Dunkineely.  Her father gave the bride away and her sister, Collette Earley and her cousin, Pamela Kelly attended her.  James Breslin, friend of the groom was bestman and the groom’s brother, Emmet was groomsman.  Darcy Kennedy, niece of the groom was flowergirl.  Readings were by Shane Gillespie, friend of the groom and the groom’s brother, Ronan Kennedy.  Sean Earley, brother of the bride, Charlene Kelly, cousin of the bride, Grainne Kennedy, sister of the groom and Brian Mc Cabe, cousin of the bride read Prayers of the Faithful.  The mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by Pat and John F. O’Donnell.  The reception was held in The Lake House Hotel, Clooney, Portnoo and the honeymoon was spent in the Isle of Man.

Glenties Notes on 18th June 2007

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The Car Wash, which was postponed on Saturday 9th June, in aid of The Children’s Play Area in Glenties, will now take place on Saturday 23rd June at Lower Main Street, Glenties from 10.00a.m.  Your continued support for this much needed facility for our community is very much appreciated.

 

Congratulations to Dermot Campbell, who recently was the recipient of the Nortel Prize for Electronic Engineering at NUI Galway.  Dermot, a second year PhD student at the University is a son of Con and Kathleen Campbell, Lacklea, Glenties. 

 

Congratulations to Aisling Corcoran, who has been chosen as the 2007 ‘Gaeltacht Mary’ for this year’s ‘Mary from Dungloe Festival’.  Aisling is the daughter of Gerry and Bridget Corcoran, Meenahalla, Glenties.

 

Congratulations to Derek Brennan who graduated recently from John Jay College, New York at a passing out ceremony in MadisonSquareGarden, to become a member of the New York Police Department.  Derek is a son of Breege and the late Con Brennan, Shallogans.

 

Congratulations to Maire Mc Loone, who has been named British Female Inventor of the Year at the British Female Inventors and Innovators (BFIIN) awards ceremony held in the Café Royal in London.  Dr. Mc Loone, a Lecturer and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow at Queen’s Electronics, Communications and Information Technology Institute (ECIT), received this very prestigious award after inventing a security device, which protects the public from cyber criminals, such as hackers, and also helps identify thieves.  The award is the latest success this year for Dr. Mc Loone.  In January she was announced the winner of the national WES (Women’s Engineering Society) award.  She has previously won the Science, Engineering and Technology Student of the Year 1999 and the Vodafone award for her research, at the Young Engineer for Britain Awards.  Maire is a daughter of John and Kathleen Mc Loone, Cornagrillagh, Glenties.

 

Congratulations to Patricia Earley, Mullinard, Glenties and Brendan Kennedy. Dunkineely, who were married in Glenties on Saturday last.

 

On Saturday 9th June 2007 Emma Mc Hugh and Paul Quinn were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.  Fr. Pat Prendergast P.P. Glenties officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass.  Emma is a daughter of James and Margaret Mc Hugh, Drimnacrosh, Glenties and Paul is a son of Gerard and Eileen Quinn, Manorcunningham.  Her father gave the bride away and her friends, Kelly Culbertfon and Sarah Carroll and her sisters, Karen Mc Hugh and Collette Carbery attended her.  Sean Quinn, brother of the groom was bestman.  Another brother, Gavin Quinn and cousins Martin and Mark Mc Grotty were groomsmen.  Niece of the bride, Rachel Mc Hugh and Saoirse Carroll, friend, were flowergirls.  James Carbery, nephew of the bride and Jordan Boyle, cousin of the groom were pageboys.  Readings were by Declan Mc Hugh, brother of the bride and Donna Marie Mc Grotty, cousin of the groom.  Rosemary, Pauline and Edel Kennedy, Gerard Quinn and Paul Mc Hugh read Prayers of the Faithful.  The mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Singing was by Cliona Heena, accompanied by Nessa Molloy on the organ.  The reception was held in The Raddison Hotel, Letterkenny and the honeymoon was spent in Mexico.

 

Sincere sympathy is extended to the sisters and brothers and all the relatives and friends of Gemma Mc Loone, (formerly Mill Road, Glenties), who died in Liverpool last week.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family of Tony Darcy, Clontarf, Dublin who died at his home in the early hours of Wednesday 12th June 2007; also to all the relatives and friends.  Tony’s wife, Christine, is a daughter of Sadie and the late Danny Sweeney, Glenties.

 

The annual Church Gate Collection for Care of the Aged will be taken up, by the Care of the Aged Committee, before all the Masses next weekend ~ Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June.

The Church Gate Collection for Multiple Sclerosis ~ Donegal Branch amounted to 805.00 Euro.  Thank you to everyone who made a donation.

 

The 11a.m. Mass on Sunday 24th June will be celebrated as the Family Mass.

 

Mass will be celebrated in the New Graveyard, Glenties on Sunday 22nd July at 3.00p.m.

Mass will be celebrated in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Sunday 12th August at 3.00p.m.

 

An application has been made to Donegal County Council for a playground for Glenties under the Playground Programme 2007 – 2010.  We are hoping that our Council representatives in the Glenties Electoral Area will look favourably on our application.  It is vital that we are included in this programme as the next application would not be until 2011.  As a community we must make every effort to lobby our representatives in the Council for this most essential need in our town.  The successful applicants will be informed on 31st July 2007.

Glenties Notes on 11th June 2007

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On Saturday 2nd June 2007 Teresa Mc Dermott and Philip Boyle were married in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh.  Fr. Paul Gallagher C.C. Glenties officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass.  Teresa is a daughter of Danny and Mary Mc Dermott, Meenagrubby, Glenties and Philip is a son of Philip and Rita Boyle, Dooey, Lettermacaward.  Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Martina Hanlon, Sheila Harold and Ann Marie Hunter and the groom’s sister, Patricia Boyle attended her.  Michael Boyle, brother of the groom was bestman and three friends, Patrick and Daniel Elliott and Patrick Mc Hugh were groomsmen.  Nieces of the bride, Marie Hunter and Tanya Harold were flowergirls and Shane Hunter and Nathan Hanlon, nephews of the bride were pageboys.  Ring bearer was Shane Hunter.  Readings were by Pauline Boyle, sister of the groom and Michael Mc Dermott, brother of the bride.  James and Danny Mc Dermott, brothers of the bride, Ann Marie Mc Ginley, cousin and Ryan Hunter, nephew of the bride and a friend Gillian Foster read Prayers of the Faithful.  The mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by Joseph O’Donnell.  The reception was held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties and the honeymoon is being spent in Florida.

 

Congratulations to Ann Marie and Seamus Hunter, Meenagrubby on the birth recently of their fourth child, a baby brother (Owen) for Ryan, Shane and Marie.  Ann Marie is a daughter of Danny and Mary Mc Dermott, Meenagrubby.

 

The official opening of the newly refurbished St. Riaghan’s NationalSchool takes place on Friday 15th June 2007 at 11a.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

The Car Wash which was due to take place on Saturday 9th June in aid of the proposed children’s public play area in Glenties had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.  We hope that this fundraising event will take place in the next few weeks.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank members of the public for their support in the past and look forward to their continued support in the future

 

Congratulations to Emma Mc Hugh, Drimnacrosh and Paul Quinn, Letterkenny who were married in Glenties on Saturday last.

 

The death took place in Stirling, Scotland on Monday 4th June2007, of Kathleen Travers (nee Mc Guigan, Daraghan) and burial took place in Stirling on Friday 8th June.  She is survived by two daughters, one son and one brother, Edward Mc Guigan, Daraghan to whom sincere sympathy is extended.  Her husband, Joseph, a native of Donegal Town and her daughter Madeline predeceased her, also her brother, Denis, who died in Australia about five years ago.

 

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland wishes to thank all those people who supported their Coffee Morning in Glenties Day Centre. The amount raised was 273.60 Euro.  Thank you for your support.

 

The recent collection for the West Coast Cormorants Swimming Club amounted to 675.92 Euro.  Thanks to all who contributed.

Glenties Notes on 4th June 2007

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Congratulations to all the students in St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties who received awards at their annual Presentation Dance in the Highlands Hotel on Friday 25th May 2007, especially Claire Reid, Tullyard Road, Glenties and Ciaran Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties who got the ‘Student of the Year’ awards.

Congratulations also to the Transition Year Students who raised 2,700 Euro for the Children of Peru.

 

The annual Cake, Book and Video Sale in aid of the 6th Class Activity Tour will be held in the Community Centre, Glenties on Saturday evening 16th June after 7.30p.m. Mass.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  Donations of cakes, books and videos are very welcome.

 

The Corpus Christi Procession is a continuation of the Celebration of the Eucharist.  Immediately after Mass, the Sacred Host, consecrated during the Mass, is borne out of the Church to allow the Christian faithful to “make public profession of faith and worship of the Most Blessed Sacrament”.  At the end of the 11.00a.m. Mass on Sunday 10th June we will process from the Church to the Grotto for Benediction (weather permitting).  The people who are usually involved in the carrying of the canopy 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.

 

Congratulations to Teresa Mc Dermott, Meenagrubby and Philip Boyle, Dooey, who were married in Edeninfagh on Saturday last.

 

The annual registration of children who wish to attend Preschool / Afterschool for new term ~September ’07 ~ June ’08 will take place on Friday 8th June at 8 o’clock in the Pre-school Building.  Parents who wish to enrol their child / children must attend on that evening to secure a place for their child and must bring their child / children’s immunisation record card with them. A registration fee of 20 Euro per family is also payable on the evening. 

 

A carwash is being held in aid of GlentiesFunPark / Playground on Saturday 9th June at Lower Main Street Glenties from 10.00a.m. Your continued support for this much needed facility for our community is very much appreciated.  Any volunteers willing to help wash cars for 1 hour on this day would also be welcome.  If you can help please contact Martin on 086-8656312 before Friday 8th June.

Glenties Notes on 28th May 2007

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The marriage of David Molloy and Michelle Delaney took place in Claremoris on Saturday 19th May 2007.  Monsignor John Delaney officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass.  David is a son of Pat and Patricia Molloy, Mill road, Glenties and Michelle is a daughter of Peter and Mary Delaney, Claremoris.  Her parents gave the bride away and her sisters, Joyce, Carla and Petrina Delaney, friends, Stephanie Kennedy and Emily Bonner attended her.  A friend of the groom, Hugh Breslin was bestman.  Friends, Charlie Boyle and Philip Gallagher, cousin, Barry Keeney and nephew Jamie Molloy were groomsmen.  Ellie Delaney and Katie Muldoon were flowergirls.  Ushers were Patrick and James Molloy, nephews of the groom.  Readings were by Tommy Higgins and Deirdre Delaney.  Darragh Delaney, Vincent Cranley, Mary Mitchell, Sharon Kelly, Catriona Cunningham and Camilla Molloy read Prayers of the Faithful.  Mary Delaney and Patricia Molloy, mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar.  A Reflection was read by David Muldoon.  Music and singing was by Annette Griffin.  The reception was held in Knockranney House Hotel, Westport and the honeymoon is being spent in Las Vegas.

 

Congratulations to the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion in St. Colmcille’s Church, Fintown on Sunday 13th May 2007.  They were ~ Finnuala Doherty, Sarah long, Tara Mc Kelvey, Stephen Mc Glynn, Ronan O’Donnell, Francis Mc Devitt, Orán Mc Devitt, Liam Mc Gurk, Eilish Mc Devitt, Denis Quinn, Séan Furey and Sinéad Mc Devitt.

 

The death took place on Friday 25th May 2007 in Strangriff Nursing Home, Stranorlar of Philomena Cannon (nee Routledge), Main St. Glenties.  Her remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday evening.  Requiem Mass was celebrated on Sunday at 12 Noon by Fr. Paul Gallagher C.C. Glenties.  Burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard.  Sincere sympathy is extended to her nieces, Rosaleen, Joan and Marie, to her relatives in the USA and to all her relatives and friends.  Her husband Charlie predeceased her in 1992.  Her brothers James, Paddy, Charlie, John and Freddie, sisters, Mary Kate, Emily and Tessie also predeceased her.  Philomena was the last surviving member of the family of Paddy and Susanna Routledge, Main Street, Glenties and would have been 95 years old in July.  She enjoyed good health until quite recently and spent all her life in Glenties except for the last few years, when she was in hospital.

Glenties Notes on 14th May 2007

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Congratulations to the boys and girls from Scoil Mhuire, St. Riaghan’s NationalSchool, Drimnacrosh and KilkennyNationalSchool who received their First Holy Communion in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 5th May 2007.  They were ~ Scoil Mhuire- Olive Agnew, Ryan Boyle, Tony Byrne, Danielle Boyle, Paul Molloy, Carlos Mullen, Caoimhe Molloy, Daniel Mc Loone, Deirbhile Ward, Charlie Mc Donnell, Logan Quinn, Ryan Craig, Jack Flannery, Paul Mc Guinness, Amy Mc Grath, Tamara Roarty, Dylan Lynch, Eoghan Mc Gettigan and Caitlin Kingham.  KilkennyNS – Martin Mc Dyer and David Moore.  St. Riaghan’s NS – Evana Byrne, Kirsty Mc Dyer, Kieran Gallagher, Leon Shovlin, Manus Mc Dyer, Clare Mc Geehan and Jamie Toland.  Congratulations also to the three children from Edeninfagh NS who received their First Holy Communion in The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Sunday 6th May 2007 ~ Stella Greene, Jonathan Campbell and Ryan Hunter.

 

On Saturday 5th May 2007 Kathleen Gallagher and Declan Alcorn were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.  Fr. Pat Prendergast officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass.  Kathleen is a daughter of Phil and Nora Gallagher, Buncrubog, Glenties and Declan is a son of John and May Alcorn, Milford.  Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Carol and Breeda Gallagher were her bridesmaids.  Damien Alcorn, brother of the groom was bestman and brother of the bride, Philip Gallagher was groomsman.  Ruth and Cathal Byrne, niece and nephew of the bride were flowergirl and pageboy.  Readings were by Laura Gallagher, niece of the bride and Mathew Alcorn, cousin of the groom.  Paul Quinn, Jason Gallagher and Seamus Mc Devitt, nephews of the bride read Prayers of the Faithful.  Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by Amanda Mc Guigan, Siobhan Browne, Ann Quinn and John F. O’Donnell.  Sinead Mc Devitt, niece of the bride presented a horseshoe to the bride after the signing of the register.  Conor Quinn and Michael Mc Devitt, nephews of the bride were the Altar Servers.  The reception was held in the Blue Haven and the honeymoon is being spent in Miami.

 

Congratulations to Nabla Mc Loone, Cornagrilla, Glenties and John Mc Auley who were married in The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Saturday last.

 

The death took place in London on Friday 4th May 2007 of Peter Brennan, husband of May Hegarty, Main St. Glenties.  His remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday 11th May.  Fr. Paul Gallagher C.C. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12 noon.  Music and singing was by John F. O’Donnell, Ann Bonner and Christine Mc Cool.  Burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard.  Peter was a native of Dublin but spent most of his life in England.  He and May came back to Glenties for a number of years to look after May’s parents, James and Cissie before they died, and later returned to London.  Peter is survived by his wife May, brother, Bernard and sister, Ann, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

 

A Fiddle & Dance Workshop with the Campbells, Connie Mc Kelvey and Ann Connaghan will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties next Saturday 19th May.  Fiddle Class ~ 10a.m.  Dance Workshop ~ 2p.m.  Classes – 10 Euro. 

 

An Old Time Dance will be held in Edeninfagh Hall on Saturday evening 19th May at 9p.m.  Music is by ‘The Campbells’ and Friends.  Admission is 5 Euro and refreshments will be served. These events are hosted by Cairdeas na bhFidiléiri.  Enquiries to Rab Cherry – 086 3409019.

 

Many thanks to all those who contributed so generously to the collection for the Kenya Schools Project held at the Grotto and elsewhere in the town on Saturday 5th May.  A very good sum was raised to contribute to the work of the overcrowded MaweniPrimary School in the slums of Mombasa, and to sending a local volunteer to work there this summer.  Thank you again.

Glenties Notes on 30th April 2007

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Congratulations to the boys and girls who received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Philip Boyce in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday last.

 

Congratulations to Brian Campbell, Glen Road, Glenties and Patricia Earley who were married in Kilbride on Saturday last.

 

Congratulations to Timmy and Mairead Groarke and Daniel Darcy who graduated on Thursday 26th April 2007 from TemplemoreGardaCollege.  All three are grandchildren of Sadie Sweeney, Glen Road and the late Danny Sweeney, Main St. Glenties.

 

Enrolment Day takes place on Wednesday 9th May 2007 for children wishing to attend St. Riaghan’s NS Drimnacrosh in September 2007.  Children are asked to attend with their parents from 11.15a.m. to 1p.m.  It is important that parents bring their child’s Birth Certificate and P.P.S. Number with them on the day and also a small packed lunch for their child, as they will have the opportunity to sample “School Life” while parents meet with the Principal.  Anyone requiring further information can telephone the school at 9551591.

 

Enrolment Day for children wishing to attend Scoil Mhuire in September 2007 will be held on Wednesday 16th May at 1.00p.m.  Parents are asked to bring their child’s Birth Certificate and P.P.S. number with them on the day.  For further information ring the school at 9551521.

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