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Glenties Notes on March 18th 2004

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The children of the Parish will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation next Sunday 21st March in St. Colmcille’s Church, Fintown at 11.00a.m.

Congratulations to Anne and Martin Breslin, Straboy, Glenties on the birth recently in Letterkenny Hospital of their third child, a baby brother for Conor and Ronan.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Maura Mc Bride, Donegal Road, Ballyshannon, formerly Mc Loone of Main St. Glenties, who died in hospital in Dublin on Saturday 13th March following a short illness.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Mary Grant, Cornass, who died suddenly at her home on Friday 12th March 2004. Mary was a native of Killybegs and was buried in Killybegs on Sunday. One sister, Anna Baskin, Cornass, niece Avril, and brother-in-law Albert survive her.

Glenties Notes on March 4th 2004

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Siobhan O’Donnell, daughter of Nora and the late Jack O’ Donnell, Ard Patrick, Glenties married Tyrone Cooper in the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, White Plains, New York on 14th February 2004. . Tyrone is a son of Robert and Kathy Cooper, New York. Fr. Collins officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Her brother, Michael gave the bride away and her friends in America, Frances, Missey, Lix, Tara, & Alexa and an Irish friend, Catriona Gallagher, who travelled to the U.S. for the occasion, attended her. Tyrone’s friend, Rodney was bestman and other friends; Wayne, Jimmy, Paul, Mark and Matt were groomsmen. Aoife Jordan, niece of the bride was a flowergirl and Shaun Haugh, nephew of the bride was a pageboy. Her brother-in-law, Tom Jordan read Prayers of the Faithful. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in Graziela’s and the honeymoon was spent in Mexico. Siobhan’s mother and all the family travelled from Ireland for the happy event.

Glenties Notes on February 26th 2004

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Derek Byrne and Sandra Cannon were married in St. Cartha’s Church, Kilcar on Saturday 14th February 2004. Fr. John Gallagher P.P. Kilcar assisted by Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. Glenties officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Derek is a son of Gerry and Bried Byrne, Ard Patrick, Glenties and Sandra is a daughter of Michael and Anna Cannon, Kilcar. Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Fiona Boyle and Joanne Cannon and her cousin; Leanne O’Donnell attended her. Pat Ward, uncle of the groom was bestman. John Boyle, brother-in-law of the bride and a friend, Kieran Hegarty were groomsmen. Odhran Byrne Gildea, nephew of the groom was pageboy. Readings were by Trina Mc Shane a friend and the groom’s sister Riaghan Byrne. Dee Lyons, friend, Deirdre Keaveney, aunt and Godmother of the groom. Damien Craig, friend and Michael Cannon, brother of the bride read Prayers of the Faithful. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in the Blue Haven, Kilcar and the honeymoon was spent in the Carribean.

Congratulations to Caroline Deacy, Ballina and formerly of Glen Road, Glenties and Trevor Giles (Meath County Footballer) who were married recently in Ballina. Caroline’s Dad was a Superintendent of the Garda Siochana here in Glenties for a number of years.

Congratulations to Sr. Anne Mc Loone, who was awarded one of this year’s County Council / REHAB ‘People of the Year Awards’. Sr. Anne is from Main Street, Glenties.

Congratulations to Edwina and Martin Doherty, Loughcrillan, Glenties on the birth in Letterkenny Hospital on Tuesday 17th February 2004 of their first child, a baby boy.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Connie Mc Dermott, Main Street and James Mc Dermott, Meenahalla, Glenties on the death of their brother, Paddy, which took place in London on Wednesday 18th February 2004.

Glenties Notes on February 21st 2004

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John Mc Dyre and Una Boyle were married in the Church of St. Conal and St. Joseph, Bruckless on Saturday 7th February 2004. Fr. John Mc Loone P.P. Frosses assisted by Fr. Mc Shane P.P. Bruckless officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. John is a son of Packie and Annie Mc Dyre, Derries, Glenties and Una is a daughter of Michael and Rose Boyle, Bruckless. Her father gave the bride away and her sister, Fiona Boyle and her friend, Sinead Furey were her bridesmaids. James Mc Dyre, brother of the groom was bestman and another brother, Conal was groomsman. Readings were by Lisa Quinn, niece of the groom and a friend, Colm Mc Nicholas. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in Harvey’s Point, Donegal and the honeymoon was spent in the Caribbean.

Congratulations to Derek Byrne, Ard Patrick, Glenties and Sandra Cannon, Kilcar, who were married in Kilcar on St. Valentine’s Day.

Congratulations to Siobhan O’ Donnell, New York, (formerly Ard Patrick, Glenties) and her husband Tyrone, who were also married on St. Valentine’s Day in New York.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Anne Furey, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties, on the death of her aunt, Maggie Gallagher, Glengesh, which took place recently in Killybegs Hospital.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Rosaleen Mc Nelis, Dorrian, Glenties on the death of her sister, Margaret Armstrong, which took place in Los Angeles on 7th February 2004.

60 YEARS MARRIED
Congratulations to John and Bridget Hegarty, Meenalargan, Glenties, who celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Monday 9th February.

Glenties Notes on February 12th 2004

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Eibhlin Mc Callig and Damian Monaghan were married in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh, Glenties on Saturday 7th February 2004. Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir assisted by Canon Patrick Marron officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Eibhlin is a daughter of John and Mary Ann Mc Callig, Edeninfagh and Damian is from Fiontana, Co. Tyrone. Pat Mc Callig, brother of the bride gave her away. Her sister Mary Mc Inerney was matron of honour and her niece Karen Mc Inerney was bridesmaid. Gerard Monaghan, brother of the groom was bestman and another brother, Ted was groomsman. Readings were by Sarah Mc Inerney and Bridget Mc Carney. Catherine Monaghan and Helen Mc Inerney read Prayers of the Faithful. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey.

Congratulations to John Mc Dyre, Derries and Una Boyle, Bruckless, who were married in Bruckless on Saturday last.

Glenties Notes on January 29th 2004

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Congratulations to the following who graduated last week from Letterkenny Institute of Technology:

Gavin Bonner, son of Eddie and Anne Bonner, Ardconnell, Glenties, who graduated with a National Diploma in Computing
Pauline Doherty, daughter of Patrick G. and Anne Doherty, Meenahalla, Glenties, who graduated with a National Diploma in Business Studies European Languages & Business
Sandra Keeney, daughter of James and Claire Keeney, Kilraine, Glenties, who graduated with a National Diploma in General Nursing
Carol Gallagher, daughter of Phil and Nora Gallagher, Buncrubog, Glenties, who graduated with a National Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing
Declan Mc Hugh, son of James and Margaret Mc Hugh, Drimnacrosh, Glenties, who graduated with a National Certificate in Legal Studies
Martin Bonner, son of Martin and Mary Bonner, Drimnasillagh, Glenties, who graduated with a National Diploma in Electronic Engineering
Dermot Campbell, son of Condy and Kathleen Campbell, Lacklea, Glenties, who graduated with a National Diploma in Electronic Engineering
Donal Ward, son of John and Kitty Ward, Meenavale, Glenties, who graduated with a National Diploma in Electronic Engineering
Gerard and Joseph Gildea, sons of Gerry and Sarah Gildea, Straboy, Glenties, who graduated with National Certificates in Electronic Engineering
Dominic Devenney, son of Nora and the late Peter Devenney, Meenahalla, Glenties, who graduated with a National Diploma in Computing
Barbara Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties who graduated with a Graduate Diploma in Primary School Language Teaching with French
Bríd Furey, Ard Patrick, Glenties, who graduated with a Graduate Diploma in Primary School Language Teaching with French
Patsy Furey, Ard Patrick, Glenties, who graduated with a National Certificate in Computing Information Technology Support.

Glenties Notes on January 22nd 2004

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Sincere sympathy is extended to Fiona Mc Dwyer, Station Road, Glenties, on the death of her aunt, Bridie Carey, which took place recently in Buncrana.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives of John Mc Ghee, Glenleighan, Fintown, who died recently.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Ann Doherty, Meenahalla on the death of her aunt, Maggie Hanlon, Meenmore, Dungloe, which took place recently.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Katty Miliffe who died in Castlebar on Friday 16th January 2004. Sympathy also to her brother Mick and sister Joan and to all her relatives and friends. Katty was the second daughter of Willie O’Donnell, owner of O’Donnell’s Hotel, Glenties. After the family sold the hotel the name was changed to the Highlands Hotel.

Glenties Notes on January 15th 2004

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The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Thursday 1st January 2004 of Bridget Gallagher, Meenahalla, Glenties. Her remains were brought to her home on Friday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings and Prayers of the Faithful were by Bridget’s grandchildren, Kevin and Amy Gallagher and J.J. Maloney. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Bridget is survived by her husband, John, daughters, Mary and Bernadette, sons, Neilie and John, brother, Packie Brennan, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

The death took place at the home of his daughter Bried Stafford in Monasterevin, Co. Kildare, of Johnny Given, Mill Road, Glenties on Saturday 3rd January 2004. His remains were brought to his home later that evening and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Monday. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P. P. Glenties assisted by Fr. Kevin Gillespie C.C. Fintown celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by Johnny’s daughter, Mairead Corry and a grandson, Ciaran Stafford. Conor Stafford, Melissa Wynne, Shaun Dooley and Shane Given, read Prayers of the Faithful. Aoife Dooley, Daragh and Mairead Stafford, Cillian Corry and Aidan Given brought the Gifts to the Altar. All are Johnny’s grandchildren. Music and singing was by Sr. Rosaleen, Denise Boyle and Amanda Mc Guigan. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Johnny is survived by daughters, Bried, Sheila, Mairead and Rosaleen, sons, Seamus and Sean, sister, Bernadette Mc Kelvey, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Johnny’s wife Rita died in 1991. His brother, Tom and sister, Rosha died last year. His sisters, Annie, Mary, Margaret and Bridie, and brother, Phil also predeceased him.

The Sacrament of Confirmation for the Parish of Iniskeel will be administered in St. Colmcille’s Church, Fintown, on Sunday 21st March 2004 at 11.00a.m.

The First Holy Communion Mass for the children of St. Riaghan’s, Drimnacrosh, and Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, will be celebrated in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 15th May at 11.00a.m.

Glenties Notes on January 8th 2004

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Congratulations to Helen Mc Nelis and Malachy Gallagher, Ardara, who got engaged recently. Helen is a daughter of Conal and Margaret (Spillane) Mc Nelis, Ard Patrick, Glenties. Malachy’s mother is from Glenties (Josie Mc Elhinney, Meenahalla).

Joseph and Caroline Bonner were married in St. Conal’s Church, Doochary on Saturday 27th December 2003. Fr. Keating officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Joseph is a son of Joe and Marie Bonner, Buncrubog, Glenties and Caroline is a daughter of Michael and Mary Bonner, Doochary. Her father gave the bride away and her sister, Christine and the groom’s sister, Helena were bridesmaids. The groom’s brother, Rory was bestman and a friend, Brian Gallagher was groomsman. Mary Rose and Anthony Gallagher were flowergirl and pageboy. Marie and Caroline Bonner, mother and sister of the groom brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Sr. Helen, Sr. Rosaleen, Pat O Donnell and Denise Boyle. The reception was held in the Lake House Hotel, Clooney, Portnoo and the honeymoon was spent in Boston.

Congratulations to Anthony Briody, who recently graduated from the University of Limerick with an MBS in Human Resource Management. Anthony is a son of Liam and Sylvia Briody, The Rock, Glenties.

Joe Coyle, Tangavane, Glenties, died at his home on Friday 12th December 2003. His remains were brought to the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Sunday 14th. Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir C.C. Glenties assisted by Fr. Kevin Gillespie, C.C. Fintown concelebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by daughter, Breege Coyle and granddaughter, Caroline Moy. Breda Moy, Fiona and Roisin Mc Daid and Sharon Molloy, grandchildren of the deceased, read Prayers of the Faithful. Burial took place in Edeninfagh Graveyard. Joe is survived by his wife, Mamie, daughters, Mary, Kitty, Anne, Breege, Margaret, Rosie, Winnie and Eileen, sons, Joe, John, Jimmy and Paddy, brother, Eddie and sisters, Kitty Mc Guigan and Mary Turley, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Bridget Gallagher, Meenahalla, Glenties, who died in Letterkenny Hospital on Thursday 1st January 2004.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Johnny Given, Mill Road, Glenties who died on Saturday 3rd January 2004.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Margo Gallagher, The Rock, Glenties on the death recently of her uncle, Thomas Stewart, Curraghamone, Ballybofey.

Glenties Notes on January 1st 2004

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The annual Senior Citizens Party, which was held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Friday 5thDecember was as always a very enjoyable occasion. Thanks to all who work so hard to make it such a success. Thanks to Fr. Prendergast who celebrated Mass and gave the Blessing of the Sick to all present. As usual the food was delicious, the music was great and all the guests got a gift from Santa who arrived with the Lord Mayor after the Christmas Lights were turned on outside.

Our thanks are due to the Glenties Traders Association and all the workers who put up the Christmas Lights and also to the Fire Brigade who erected the Crib at the Bridge. Thanks to the Lord Mayor, Thomas Mc Dyre who switched on the Lights and to Santa who gave gifts to the children and also to the musicians who entertained the crowd.

The death took place at his home on Sunday 14th December 2003 of Francie Houston, The Rock, Glenties. His remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday. Fr. Pat Prendergast P.P. Glenties assisted by Fr. John Mc Loone P.P. Frosses, Fr. Joseph Briody, C.C. Creeslough, Fr. Adrian Gavigan Chaplin, Letterkenny Hospital, Fr.Vincent Lawless, Gurteen and Fr. Kieran Blake, Athenry celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by Francie’s son and daughter, Sean Houston and Rosaleen Devally. His grandchildren, Kevin Cunningham, Niamh Corduff, Olga Houston Waite, Ester Devally, Shaun Sutton and Alan Devally read Prayers of the Faithful. Music was by the Glenties choir accompanied by Sr. Immaculata on the organ. Soloists were Nora Gallagher and Margaret Flannagan. The instrumentalist was Matt Cunningham. Cuana Kerr played the tin whistle at the graveside. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Francie is survived by his wife, Josie, daughters, Mary Cunningham, Kathleen Corduff, Josephine Sutton, Rosaleen Devally and Brideen Keeney, sons, Sean and Francis, sister, Gracie Gildea, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Two sisters, Nan Brennan and Mary B. Houston and a baby son, Tom predeceased Francie.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Nan Gallagher on the death of her sister, Meg Cunningham, Letterkenny (nee Breslin, Ardara), which took place on Sunday 21st December 2003; also to Meg’s husband, family, relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Cormac Gallagher, Main St. Glenties on the death of his brother, which took place recently in America.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Garda Tommy Boyle on the death of his aunt, Bridget Byrne (nee Boyle, Loughfad), which took place on Sunday 21st December 2003, in Harbour Lights Nursing Home, Bruckless. Burial took place in Kilclooney Graveyard on Tuesday.

Congratulations to Breda Mc Nulty, who recently passed her final admitting examinations to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. Breda is the only daughter of Hughie and Anne Mc Nulty, Ardnableask, Donegal. Her mother was formerly Anne Boyle, The Cottages, Glen Road, Glenties

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