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Glenties Notes on 19th March 2007

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Congratulations to Sharon and John Lynch, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties on the birth recently of their third child, a baby sister (Lara) for Dean and Dylan.

 

Family Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to The Immaculate Heart of Mary in honour of The Feast of The Annunciation will take place at Knock Shrine on Sunday 25th March.  Rosary is at 2.30p.m. and Mass is at 3.00p.m. followed by Benediction.

 

The Diocesan Agency for Marriage and The Family ~ Accord ~ is looking for group workers for its Marriage Education Services.  For further information contact Accord, The Diamond, DonegalTown, at 9723944, or email donegalaccord@eircom.net .

 

A Swimming Pool in Portnoo, When? A meeting will take place in the Dolmen Centre, Kilclooney on Monday 26th March, where this question will be put to Local Representatives, TDs, and CountyCouncillors, who will be attending.  Everyone is invited to attend to show that the support, and the need, for a swimming pool in the area, is strong. 

 

Scoil Mhuire’s annual Book Fair takes place this week from Tuesday 20th ~ Friday 23rd March.  It will open every evening from 3.00p.m.~ 4.30p.m. with a late opening on Thursday until 6.00p.m.

Glenties Notes on 12th March 2007

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On Friday 16th March a ‘Night at the Races’ will be held in Keeney’s Bar Glenties in aid of the Lifeboats at 10.00p.m.  Everyone is welcome. 

 

The 11.00a.m. Mass on Sunday 18th March will be celebrated as the Family Mass.  The Theme of the Mass will be “Mother’s Day”.

 

Sincere sympathy is extended to Frank Mc Donnell, Glen road, Glenties on the death of his father, Frank Mc Donnell, Monaghan, which took place last week.

 

Congratulations to Declan Bonner, Glen road, Glenties and Isobel Cunningham, Ardara, who got engaged recently.

 

On Saturday 3rd March 2007 Caroline Doherty and Gerard Cannon were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.  Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. Eddie Gallagher and Fr. Paul Mc Geehan officiated and concelebrated Nuptial Mass.  Caroline is a daughter of Paddy and Bridie Doherty, Mill Road, Glenties and Gerard is a son of Máire and the late Sean Cannon, Glencolmcille. The bride was given away by her father and she was attended by her sisters Anita Doherty and Breege Mc Ginty.  Brother of the groom, Brendan Cannon was bestman and another brother, Ciaran was groomsman.  Emma Doherty, niece of the bride was flowergirl.  Oin Burke, nephew of the groom and Dylan Doherty, nephew of the bride were pageboys.  Readings were by Patrick G. Doherty, brother of the bride and Caroline Cannon, sister of the groom.  Prayers of the Faithful were read by Pauline and Brenda Doherty and Majella Cody.  The Gifts were brought to the Altar by both mothers.  A reflection was read by Tanya Doherty, niece of the bride.  Angela Flanagan was the soloist.  The reception was held in The Court Hotel, Gweedore and the honeymoon is being spent in Dubai.

Glenties Notes on 5th March 2007

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Congratulations to Caroline Doherty, Mill Road, Glenties and Gerard Cannon, Malinmore, Glencolmcille who were married in Glenties on Saturday last.

The death took place in LetterkennyHospital on Wednesday 28th February 2007 of Anthony Boyle, Mullanmore, Glenties.  His remains were brought to his home on Thursday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday morning.  Fr. Paul Gallagher C.C. Glenties and Fr. Denis Quinn P.P. Falcarragh concelebrated RequiemMass.  Readings were by his nephew, Terence Mc Cormick and Prayers of the Faithful were read by a neighbour, Andrea Molloy.  The Gifts were brought to the Altar by grandniece, Jenifer and grandnephew Joseph.  Music and singing were by Sr. Immaculata and Nora Gallagher.  Burial took place in the New Graveyard.  He is survived by one brother, James, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended.  Five brothers, Paddy, Hugh, Danny, John and Joe and two sisters, Bridget and Mary predeceased him.  Anthony spent some time in England and a number of years in America before returning to his native Mullanmore in 1991.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Una Hegarty, Mullantyboyle, Glenties on the death recently in DungloeHospital, of her brother Eddie Boyle, Bunaman, Annagry.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Bridget Boyle, Loughnabraddan, Fintown who died recently.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Jean Campbell, Ard Patrick, on the death of her mother and to Annie Boyle, Narin Road, Glenties on the death of her sister, Nellie Moy, Glenfin(formerly Mc Loone, The Croaghs), which took place last week; also to all the relatives and friends.

A public meeting will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Monday 12th March at 8.00p.m.  The topic under discussion will be – Support for Deirdre Grants Project – (Community run Breast screening unit for Donegal).  Everyone is welcome.          `

DLDC’s Rural Resource Worker Garvan Connolly, 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 21st March 2007 from 2.30p.m. until 4.30p.m.

There will be an Evening of Prayer and Testimony by Arthur Mc Closkey entitled, “My Healing from Gambling and Alcohol in Medjugorje” in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties next Sunday 11th March at 8.00p.m.  Everyone is welcome.

Maria Schrade of Letterbarrow, a qualified horologist with many years experience, is currently providing a watch repair service including – complete overhaul – glass replacement, round & shaped – battery replacement – stem & crown replacement – dial & clasp repair – bracelet alteration & repair – reseal up to 5atm.  Your local drop off & pick up point is available at The Paper Stop, Glenties.

Glenties Notes on 26th February 2007

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Congratulations to our U – 21 team, who won the county final against Killybegs in Ballybofey last Saturday 24th February.

 

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Kathleen Beasley (nee Campbell), who died in England on Friday 23rd February 2007.  Kathleen was a daughter of the late Neil and Mary Campbell, formerly of Church Road, Glenties.

 

Congratulations to Stephen Mc Cahill, Ardara who was among the winners of the Donegal County Council / Rehab “People of the Year “ Awards for 2006. Stephen is a native of Derries, Glenties and is a very deserving winner.  Congratulations also to Conal Shovlin, Sandfield who is another very deserving award winner.

 

The next Table Quiz, in aid of the Comprehensive School Students Trip to Medjugorje, will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Tuesday 6th March.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

 

A collection of clothes, books, videos, CDs, jewellery, unwanted gifts and bric-a-brac in aid of the Charity Shop, Market Square, Letterkenny, run by the Jason Clarke Foundation for Brain Injury will be taken up at Glenties Community Centre on Wednesday 14th March from 12 noon – 2.00p.m.  This is an organization that sends people with brain injury to China for treatment.  Contact numbers are 087 2602842 and 074 9121787.

Glenties Notes on 19th February 2007

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Glenties Afterschool are looking for some green and white knitting wool.  If you have some, could you please drop it into the AfterschoolBuilding on the Glen Road.  Thank You.

Naomh Chonaill GAA Club are having a registration night in the clubhouse on Friday 23rd February between 8.00p.m. and 9.00p.m.  Membership fee for the year is

E 25.  There is an option of an annual subscription of E 100, which would entitle the member to be included in the Weekly Lotto for a year.  All old and new members are welcome.

A Ceili Sets and Barn Dance will be held in the Highlands Hotel Glenties on Saturday 3rd March from 9.00p.m. – 12 Midnight.  Music is by Martin Doogan.  Refreshments will be served.

A 4-week Patchwork Craft Class begins on Tuesday 27th February in the ComprehensiveSchool, Glenties from 7.30p.m. – 9.30p.m.  If you are interested in booking a place please contact Anne at 086 3791621 before tomorrow, Friday 23rd February.

If you would like a Morning of Relaxation for Mind and Body come to the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Tuesday 27th February from 10.00a.m. – 12 noon.  All welcome. 

Congratulations to Olivia and Eamon Oates, Sligo on the birth recently of their first child, a baby girl – Erin Gracie.  Olivia is a daughter of Una and Christy Hegarty, Mullantyboyle, Glenties.

The death took place in LetterkennyHospital on Sunday11th February 2007 of Packie Boyle, GweebarraBridge, Lettermacaward.  His remains were brought to Derries, Glenties for waking later that evening and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday morning.  Fr. Paul Gallagher celebrated RequiemMass.  Readings were by nieces Martina Rodgers and Kathleen Mc Groarty.  The Gifts were brought to the Altar by granddaughters, Melissa and Sharon Browne.  Music and singing was by Sr. Immaculate and Nora Gallagher.  Burial took place in the New Graveyard, Glenties.  Packie is survived by his wife, Nan, daughter, Anne Browne, sons, John and James, brother, Jimmy, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.  He was predeceased by his son Packie in 1979.  His brother, Eugene, sisters, Mary Hanlon and Nora Boyle also predeceased him.

The death took place in The Community Hospital, Killybegs on Friday 16th February 2007 of Peter Connaghan, Lugnagillew, Glenties.  His remains were brought to his nephew, Jimmy Connaghan’s home in Lacklea on Saturday and to the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Sunday morning.  Fr. Paul Gallagher C.C. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass at 12 noon.  Readings were by his grandniece, Anne Browne.   Burial took place in Ardara Graveyard.  Peter is survived by one sister, Annie, Ardara, two nephews and a niece, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Three brothers and a sister predeceased him.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Rodgie Mc Monagle, Tuam, formerly of Fintown and Straboy, Glenties, who died in University Hospital, Galway last week.  His remains came to St. Colmcille’s Church, Fintown on Friday evening.  Burial took place in the adjoining Graveyard after Requiem Mass on Sunday.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Patrick, Hugh and James O’ Donnell, Gortnasillagh, Glenties on the death of their sister Margaret Mc Greanra, Laconnell, Ardara, which took place in the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny on Saturday 17th February 2007; also to her family and to all her relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Robbie Knox, Belfast who had been living in Glenties for a number of years, who died suddenly at his residence on Main Street last week.

An E.C.D.L. Ordinary course (V.E.C. Certified) will commence on March 15th 2007 from 9.30a.m. – 11.30a.m. in Glenties Community Centre…. 7 Modules – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Databases, Internet, E-mail and Office I.T.  Duration of course is 30 weeks and the cost is E 350.  Deposit secures place and payment can be made in instalments.

An E. C.D.L. Advanced course will commence on the same date, same venue from 12 Noon – 4.30p.m…..4 Modules – Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases and Presentations.  Cost for this course is E 650.  Deposit secures place and payment can be made in instalments.  For booking and more details contact 086 3961533 or 087 6325069 for both courses.

Photos: Glenties Through the Years

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Glenties Notes on 13th March 2006

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The death took place in St. Luke’s Hospital, Dublin on Saturday 4th March 2006 of Nancy Mc Loone, (nee Bonner) Narin Road, Glenties. Her remains were brought to her home on Sunday evening and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday. Fr. John Mc Loone P.P. Frosses, Monsignor Dan Mc Dyre, Fr. Willie Mc Menamin, Drumoghill, Fr. Martin Collum C.C. Mountcharles, Fr. Paul Gallagher C.C. Glenties, Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir C.C. Dungloe and Fr. Adrian Gavigan Chaplain Letterkenny Hospital concelebrated Requiem Mass at 11.00a.m. Readings were by Sr. Anne Mc Loone and Brian Mc Devitt, Nancy’s sister-in-law and brother- in-law. Her nieces and nephew, Finola Quinn, Mary O’Brien, Anne Mc Bride and John Campbell read Prayers of the Faithful. Jackie Mc Grath, Colleen Mc Dyre, Aaron Thompson, Carina Ward, Emily Breslin, Oonagh Campbell, Jimmy Mc Kelvey, Brian Carr, her granddaughter Caoimhe, her sisters Angela, Kathleen and Bried and her brother Neily brought the Gifts to the Altar. Her daughter Anne read a Reflection after Communion. Music and singing was by Pat and John F. O’ Donnell, Denise Boyle and Sinead Finn. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. She is survived by her husband, Michael, son, Joseph, daughters Anne, Martina and Mary, sisters, Angela, Kathleen, Bried, brother Neily, grandchildren, in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Nancy was a great G.A.A. supporter and the local club formed a Guard of Honour from the Church Car Park to her home on Sunday evening and again on Tuesday from her home to the Church and from the Church to the Graveyard. President of the Club, Jimmy Mc Kelvey, gave an oration at the graveside. People also lined the street on both sides as the cortege passed and a large number of Glenties people living in Dublin were at St. Luke’s Hospital for the removal of her remains.

Nancy served as postmistress in the town from 1969 until she retired because of her illness about a year ago. She was a very popular member of the community, was always very helpful, often above and beyond the call of duty, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Teresa Mc Nelis, Narin Road, Glenties, who died on Thursday last.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Rosha Gallagher, Station Road, Glenties on the death recently of her sister Teresa Mc Laughlin in Scotland.

Sincere sympathy is extended to John Mc Dyre, Maas, Glenties on the death of his sister Mary B. Hughes, which took place recently in Coalisland.

The death took place suddenly at his home of John Byrne, Maas, Glenties on Sunday 5th March 2006. His remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday afternoon. Fr. Pat Prendergast P.P. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass at 1.00p.m. Burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard. John is survived by his brothers, Packie, James and Leo and sisters, Mary, Maas, Glenties, Nora Murphy, Donegal Town, Michael and Danny and sister, Annie Gallagher, England and brother, Manny in the U.S.A. His brothers Charlie and Josie predeceased him some years ago.

Congratulations to Anne Edel and Pat Ward, Derries, Glenties on the birth in Letterkenny Hospital recently of their third child, a baby brother (Tiarnán) for Laoise and Dearbla.

A planning application has now been submitted to the Donegal County Council for a Sports Facility at Scoil Mhuire, Glenties. The project is Ionad Pobail agus Spoirt Naomh Mhuire, Na Gleanntaí. Everyone in the community is thanked for their continued support.

Applications have to be in by 16th March for the intensive 4-day swimming course being held in Letterkenny pool from Monday 10th April until Thursday 13th April. Contact Bernie at 086 1005465 to book your child’s place.

As you are probably aware a number of car thefts have occurred in the Glenties and Fintown areas over the past few weeks. The majority of these crimes have occurred in car parks or areas where large numbers of people congregate, for example, attending Mass, Funerals, Football Matches etc. This type of crime is very much preventable, in that, if there is nothing left on the seat of the car, then the temptation is removed. We advise the public to exercise care when locking their cars, to ensure that nothing of value is left in view. Valuable items can be locked away in the boot or in the glove compartment.

Rainbows – a support programme for children and young people who are experiencing grief, starts in Glenties on Wednesday 15th March in The Day Centre, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent. Primary school children work from 6.45p.m. – 7.30p.m. and Teens from 8.00p.m. – 9.15p.m.Trained facilitators will be there to support each group. If you need further details contact Mary at 9546213 or Helen at 9551125.

Glenties Notes on 6th March 2006

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The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Wednesday 1st March 2006 of Dr. Malachy Mc Closkey, Glenties. His remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday afternoon. Fr. Pat Prendergast P.P. Glenties assisted by Fr. John Mc Loone P.P. Frosses and Fr. Adrian Gavigan Chaplain, Letterkenny Hospital concelebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by his grandson, Alan Stewart and granddaughter, Emily Stewart. Music and singing was by Sinead Rafferty, Teresa Mc Mullin on the organ and Vincent and Peter Campbell on the violin. His daughter Claire sang a Reflection after Communion. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Sincere sympathy is extended to his son, Malachy and his wife, Margo, Glenties, daughter Claire and her husband Michael Stewart, Donegal, grandchildren Alan, Tara and Emily Stewart, Paul and Mark Mc Closkey his six great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. His first wife Patsy predeceased him in 1960 and his second wife Anne in 1997. He celebrated his 90th Birthday last November. Dr. Mc Closkey served the community in Glenties and surrounding areas for forty-one years from 1944 until he retired in 1985. He took an interest in every aspect of community life and was on various committees. He was instrumental in getting the sheltered housing in the town, a fact that was marked by the estate – Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent – being named after him. A founder member of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann in Donegal he had a great love for traditional music especially the fiddle, which on occasion he played himself. He was president of The Patrick MacGill Summer School.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Nancy Mc Loone, Narin Road, Glenties, who died in St. Luke’s Hospital, Dublin on Saturday evening.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the sisters, brothers, relatives and friends of John Byrne, Maas, Glenties who died at his home on Sunday morning.

An intensive 4-day swimming course will be held from Monday 10th April until Thursday 13th April (during Easter break) in Letterkenny Pool. This is an excellent way of improving your child’s swimming. The cost is 25 Euro per child. Places are limited. A bus will leave Ardara Community Centre at 9.45 a.m. and Glenties Comprehensive School Top Gate at 10.00a.m. – Returning to Glenties 1.00 – 1.15p.m. Approx. and Ardara 1.15 – 1.30p.m. Approx. Contact Bernie on 086-1005465 before March 16th to book your child’s place.

“Donegal Hospice” Sympathy Cards are now available in The Paper Stop, Glenties. Cards are sponsored and shops provide this service free of charge, so all proceeds go to the Donegal Hospice. Ask for cards at counter.

Congratulations to Richard Mc Cafferty, Glen Road, Glenties who was among the winners of the Donegal County Council / Rehab ‘People of the Year’ Awards for 2005. Richard has an exceptional record of voluntary community work over many years, which has been of enormous benefit to the local community. He was Co-founder of the Community Centre Committee, Glenties Development Association, Glenties Piped TV Co-op, Glenties TV Channel and Glenties Tidy Towns Committee. He was involved with Glenties Drama Group and in setting up the MacGill Summer School and has also contributed to the cultural, social and sporting activities of the Glenties Comprehensive School, where he taught for over 30 years.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club is holding a fundraising dance in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on St. Patrick’s night to raise money for two Defibrillators for the Glenties area. The cost of buying the Defibrillators is E 5,000. Tickets for the dance will be on sale around the town and are €10 each. Please support this very worthy cause, as you never know when you might need the use of a Defibrillator and it could save your life.

Glenties Notes on 28th February 2006

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The death took place peacefully on Thursday 23rd February 2006, at the home of her daughter in Ballindrait, Lifford of Annie Mc Gowan, Ardconnell, Glenties. Her remains were brought to Ardconnell later that evening and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday. Fr. Paul Gallagher C.C. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass. Burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard. Annie was 93 years old last September. She is survived by her daughter Mary, son-in-law Bill Mc Nulty, grandchildren, James and Clare, sisters Maggie Glynn, Ard Patrick, Glenties, Kathleen O’Keefe and Agnes Fowler, England, nephews, Michael Glynn, Glenties and Denis O’Keefe, England, nieces, Maria Bizzell and Teresa Hamble, England, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband Willie predeceased her about thirty years ago. Her sister Bridie and brother Paddy also predeceased her.

The Service for Women’s World Day of Prayer takes place in St. Conal’s Church, Kilclooney on Friday 3rd March at 7.30p.m. It has been prepared this year by the women of South Africa on the theme of “Change in Our Time”.

If interested in a jiving class for beginners, please leave your name at Diver’s Newsagents, Ardara. A programme of five weeks classes for beginners in Jiving takes place in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel, Ardara from Wednesday 1st March at 8.00p.m. The fee is 20 Euro for five weeks. Come along on the night or contact Majella in Diver’s Newsagents.

Salsa classes will commence in Glenties on a Friday night if there are enough people interested in attending. Classes will be from 7p.m. – 8.30p.m. The venue will be announced later and the cost will be 5 Euro per class. If interested please contact Mary on 086 3465666 or Patricia on 086 0882239 or Berni on 086 1005465.

The Donegal Branch of the Alzheimer Society wish to thank everyone who contributed to the recent Church Gate Collection which amounted to €743.00.

The Raphoe Diocesan Pioneer Council are once again, in keeping with the Aim of their Association, which is the Promotion of Sobriety and Temperance, organising their “No Thanks Lenten Campaign” where a person makes a private commitment to abstain from Alcohol for Lent and say the short prayer which is on the special cards available in the church. Please take one.

Glenties Notes on 20th February 2006

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The Raphoe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima led by Bishop Philip Boyce takes place from 4th July for 7 nights. The flight departs from Derry Airport. Full board in Hotel Avenida costs E 719 + E 25 insurance. See notice board in Church for full details.

A five-week course on the challenges of PARENTING ALONE starts on Tuesday 21st February in the Comprehensive School from 7.30p.m. – 9.30p.m. The cost is 2 Euro per night. This is an excellent opportunity for parents to look at the issues involved in parenting alone, and a chance to support each other with expert help.

A five-week course exploring the joys and the challenges of parenting teenagers starts in the Comprehensive School on Tuesday 21st February from 7.30p.m. – 9.30p.m. The cost per night is 2 Euro. Topics like improving communication, laying down boundaries, problem solving, will be explored in a supportive manner. For further details of these courses contact Anne Gallagher at 9551172 or 9551265.

The 11.00a.m. Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties next Sunday 26th February will be celebrated as the Family Mass.

Congratulations to Maria Mc Loone, Main St. Glenties and Stephen Mc Dermott, Glenfin who got engaged recently.

Congratulations to young footballers Darragh Gallagher and Eoin Wade who have been selected for the U/ 17 Ireland Compromise Rules Team going to Australia at Easter.

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