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Glenties Notes on June 24th 2004

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Congratulations to Joseph Bonner, Ashbourne and formerly of Mill Road, Glenties who was elected to Meath County Council as an Independent candidate. Joseph is a son of Josie and the late James Bonner, Mill Road, Glenties.

Congratulations to Maureen and Richard Mackey, Cork on the birth recently of their third child, a baby brother for Callum and Eoin. Maureen is a daughter of Breid and the late Neil Breslin, Glen Road, Glenties.

The Annual Franciscan Pilgrimage to Knock takes place next Sunday 27th June. A bus will be leaving Glenties at 9.00a.m. For bookings please ring Mc Geehan coaches at 9546150.

The Graveyard Mass is Glenties this year is on Sunday 18th July at 3.00p.m. The Graveyard Mass in Edeninfagh is on Sunday 8th August at 3.00p.m.

The annual Glenties Parish Church Dance takes place in the Highlands Hotel on Friday 9th July. Music is by Cannon & Ramsey Band. Dancing is from 10.00p.m. until 1.00a.m. Admission is 5 Euro and tickets are on sale at Kee’s Butchers.

Councillor Terence Slowey wishes to thank the people of Glenties and the surrounding areas for the great help and support given to him on his recent election to Donegal County Council. He assures you that he will continue to work as before for you and your community.

Following representations by Councillor Terence Slowey, Glenties Library is to be refurbished and will reopen later this year. The Acting Assistant Librarian has informed Councillor Slowey that when the refurbishing works are completed new shelving will be installed and new stock will also be provided.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Mick O’ Donnell, Dublin and formerly of O’Donnell’s Hotel, Glenties (now The Highlands), who died in Dublin on Wednesday 16th June 2004. Mick was a regular visitor to Glenties until recently.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Charlie Mooney, Doohill, Ardara, who died in Dungloe Hospital on Friday 18th June2004 and who was buried in Ardara on Sunday. Charlie lived for a number of years at Church Road, Glenties.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Mary Craig, Buncrubog, Glenties who died last Friday 18th June.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Gerard Mc Dwyer, Derries, Glenties, on the death in England of his brother Conal last Saturday 19th June; also to all the relatives and friends.

A Barn / Céilí Dance takes place in the Community Centre, Glenties on Sunday 11th July in aid of Woodville Unit Garden Fund, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar. Music is by Martin Doogan and dancing is from 10.00p.m. until 1.00a.m. Admission is 6 Euro and supper is included.

Glenties Notes on June 17th 2004

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Congratulations to the three girls; Niamh Bonner, Enya Mc Gill and Mary Mc Glynn, who received their First Holy Communion in Fintown on Sunday 6th June2004.

Congratulations and best wishes for many more to Maggie Bonner. Straboy, Glenties, who celebrated her 95th Birthday last week.

We were blessed with a beautiful day for our traditional Corpus Christi Procession, which took place after 11a.m. Mass last Sunday 13th June’04. Local man Fr. Adrian Gavigan carried the Blessed Sacrament. The Procession then proceeded to the Grotto, where there was Benediction. and then back to the Church. Fr. Prendergast recited the Rosary with a hymn by the choir between each decade. With the exception of maybe one or two years the Corpus Christi Procession has taken place in the town for around 60 years. From the first year of the Procession up until a few years ago the Strabane Silver Band came to Glenties for the Procession and added greatly to the occasion.

Glenties Notes on June 10th 2004

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Congratulations and best wishes for many more years among us, to Maggie Gallagher (nee Mc Kelvey), Stranaglough, Glenties, who celebrated her 90th Birthday on the 1st June.

Congratulations to Neilie and Maggie O’ Donnell, Meenahalla, Glenties, who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary last week.

The launch of Naomh Conaill G.A.A. 2004 Members Draw takes place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Friday 18th June at 9.30p.m. County player Adrian Sweeney will be a special guest on the night. Light refreshments will be provided. Everyone is 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”. Next Sunday 13th June, we will have our Annual Corpus Christi Procession in Glenties after 11a.m. Mass 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.

With the exception of very few years the Corpus Christi Procession has been ongoing in Glenties for over 60 years. Sadly the numbers in the Procession have dwindled over the years.

St. Anthony’s Feast of the Lilies Mass will be celebrated in Rossnowlagh next Sunday 13th June. A bus will be leaving Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.30p.m.

Glenties Notes on June 3rd 2004

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Congratulations to the pupils from St. Riaghan’s National School, Drimnacrosh, Glenties who were among the prizewinners at the Co. Donegal Historical Society’s School’s Competition held recently in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey.

Congratulations to Pat Walsh, Maas, Glenties, who for the second year in a row, won the Donegal Indoor Bowling Singles Championship held recently in Raphoe. Pat is a member of the Glenties Bowling Club.

On Saturday 22nd June 2004 Máire Mc Loone and Shane O’ Neill were married in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh, Glenties. The bride’s uncle, Fr. Francis Mc Loone assisted by Fr. John Gallagher, Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir and Fr. Martin Timony officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Máire is a daughter of John and Kathleen Mc Loone, Cornagrillagh, Glenties and Shane is a son of Sean and Peg O’ Neill, Omagh, Co Tyrone. Her father gave the bride away and her sisters Eibhlín Scott, Nábla Mc Loone and a cousin; Isabel Mc Carthy attended her. Ryan Dunne was bestman and Raymond Quinn and Cormac Conway were groomsmen. Megan D’Arcy was a flowergirl. Readings were by Séan Mc Loone and Una D’Arcy. Nuala O’Neill, Seamus Mc Loone, Siobhan O’Neill, Grace O’ Donnell, Nuala Wojcieszak and Clare Mc Ivor read Prayers of the Faithful. The parents of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar. Tara Connaghan read a Communion Reflection. The reception was held in Kee’s Hotel, Stranorlar and the honeymoon is being spent abroad.

The marriage of Maria Dooley and Richard Quigley took place in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 22nd May 2004. Maria is a daughter of Tony and Lena Dooley, The Rock, Glenties and Richard is a son of Ronnie and Mary Quigley, Kilbride, Ratoath, Co. Meath. The groom’s cousin, Fr. Michael Shortall assisted by Fr. Jerry Stuart P.P. and Fr. Paul Crosbie C.C. Ratoath, officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Her father gave the bride away and her sister; Charlie Dooley was chief bridesmaid. The other bridesmaids were Priya Thakarar, Brenda Quirk and Winifred Hanway, friends of the bride. Ivan O’ Neill, friend of the groom was bestman. Alan Quigley, brother of the groom and two friends, John Mannering and Pauraic Dolan were groomsmen. Abigail Keegan, niece of the bride was a flowergirl. Readings were by Deirdre Keegan, sister of the bride and Paul Campbell, uncle of the groom. The groom’s aunt, Bridget Campbell, and his cousin, Niamh Campbell read Prayers of the Faithful. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties and the honeymoon is being spent in Florida and New York.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Teresa Cunningham, Ard Patrick, Glenties and her family, on the death of Teresa’s sister, Nora Mc Cusker, Buncrana, which took place in the Foyle Hospice on Friday 28th May 2004; also to the Mc Cusker family and all the relatives and friends. The Mc Cusker family lived in Glenties for a number of years.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Charlie Mc Cole, Chapel Road, Dungloe on the death of his mother Nancy Mc Cole, Chapel Road and formerly Falmore, Dungloe, which took place at her home on Friday 28th May 2004. Charlie was a proprietor of The Limelight, (formerly St. Dominick’s Hall), Glenties for a good number of years.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Maureen Mc Intyre, Ardconnell. Glenties on the death of her sister Bridget Boyle, Dungloe, which took place in Dublin recently.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mickey Heron, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties on the death of his niece, Eileen Cleary, which took place recently in England and to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Sylvia Briody, the Rock, Glenties and to all the family on the death of Sylvia’s mother, Sadie Jackson, Ballyshannon which took place on Saturday 29th May 2004.

The Kilraine Development and Resource Centre Committee has been in existence for some time with their aim being, to utilise the old Bord Na Mona Site at Kilraine in the interest of training early school leavers, assisting the disabled programmes in the Region and the development of a Tourist Centre for the Region. An excellent Feasibility Study on the potential of the Region has been compiled by Dearbhla Finn and funded by D .L.D.C. A meeting has been organised by the Committee to present the Study to the Public and allow the Committees and Representatives of the Region to have a say. The meeting takes place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties this Thursday 3rd June at 9.00p.m. to launch the Study. You the members of the Public are most welcome to attend.

Glenties Notes on May 27th 2004

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Well done to the 30 members of the Junior Youth Club who helped clean up the approach roads to the town last Sunday evening. We filled nearly a full skip of rubbish. This Sunday May 30th there will not be a normal youth club. Instead there will be a short meeting for children and their parents concerning the trip away on the Bank Holiday weekend. This meeting is planned for 7.00p.m. in the Community Centre, but may be a little delayed if the county championship game runs late – to facilitate those who may be at the match.

Congratulations to Máire Mc Loone, Cornagrillagh, Glenties and Shane O’Neill who were married in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh, Glenties on Saturday last.

Congratulations to Maria Dooley, The Rock, Glenties and Richie Quigley who were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday last.

Kilkenny National School Enrolment for the school year 2004 /2005 will take place at the school on Wednesday 26th May at 1.30p.m. Parents of Junior Infants intending to enrol are asked to take relevant Birth Certificate on the day.

Enrolment for Saint Riaghan’s National School for the school year 2004 / 2005 will take place at the school on Thursday 3rd June from 11.00a.m. until 1.15 p.m. Parents of Junior Infants intending to enrol are asked to take relevant Birth Certificate on the day.

Bealtaine 2004 Arts Festival are hosting a Céilí & Barn Dance on Thursday afternoon 27th May at 3.00p.m. in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties. Tea will be served. Come along and bring a friend.

Glenties Notes on May 20th 2004

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The sudden death took place in Dungloe on Sunday 9th May 2004 of Mary Alice Kennedy, Dooey, Lettermacaward and formerly of Maas, Glenties. Later that evening her remains were brought to the home of her sister Bridget Mc Cahill, Dooey, where Mary Alice has resided for a number of years, and to St. Bridget’s Church, Lettermacaward on Tuesday morning. Burial took place in the New Graveyard, Glenties after Requiem Mass in Lettermacaward. She is survived by two sisters, Margaret Trimble, Maas and Bridget Mc Cahill, Dooey, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her brother Jimmy predeceased her over thirty years ago and a sister, Ann died as a child. Her mother Mary, who lived at Mill Road, Glenties died in 1996.

Congratulations to Aoife Mc Donnell, Glen Road, Glenties, who was captain of the Donegal Ladies Minor football team who won the Ulster Title last week when they defeated Cavan. Congratulations to all her teammates and to Aisling Corcoran Meenahalla, Glenties, who was a sub on the winning team.

Congratulations to Finola and Niall Quinn, Ardboe, Co. Tyrone on the birth last week of their first child, a baby girl. Finola is a daughter of Neilie and Teresa Bonner, Ard Patrick, Glenties.

Congratulations and best wishes for many more years among us to Sonny Hanlon, Tullyard, Glenties who celebrated his 90th Birthday recently.

Congratulations to the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 15th May 2004 – Killian Doherty, Naoimi Molloy, Ryan Connaughton, Enya O’Callaghan, Hayleigh Byrne, Sinead Mc Geehan, Nicole Breslin, Nabla Furey, Kevin Mc Gettigan and Adalina Sewell. Fr. Prendergast assisted by Fr. Ó Gallachóir celebrated the Mass. The children did the Readings, read Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. The lovely singing was by children from Scoil Mhuire and Drimnacrosh schools accompanied by their tutor Anne Mc Dwyer on the organ and students from the Comprehensive School.

Congratulations also to Bréidín Browne and Conor Quinn who received their First Holy Communion in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Sunday 16th May. Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir celebrated the Mass.

Glenties Notes on May 13th 2004

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The Patrick MacGill Summer School takes place this year from the 18th July until the 23rd July. Entries for the Literary Competition should be sent to Mrs. Nora Breslin on or before 14th June and can be in Irish or English. Infants to sixth class may enter poetry or stories in any theme in the Primary Schools Competition. In the Secondary Schools Competition students may enter poetry or stories in any theme. There is no entry fee in either competition. The entry fee for the Adult Literary Competition and the John Player Perpetual Cup is 3 Euro per entry or 6 Euro for three entries. Poetry in any theme may be entered in this competition.

On Saturday 1st May 2004 Tracy Doherty and Frankie Devine were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties. Fr. Denis Quinn P.P. Falcarragh assisted by Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. Glenties officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Tracy is a daughter of Paddy and Mary Doherty, Stranaglough, Glenties and Frankie is a son of Bridget and the late Frankie Devine, Banganboy, Glenties. Her father gave the bride away and her two sisters Amanda and Pamela and a friend, Ann Marie Kennedy were her bridesmaids. Hughie Quinn a cousin of the groom was bestman. Another cousin, John Quinn and a friend Frank Bonner were groomsmen. Mark Doherty a nephew of the bride was a pageboy. Readings were by Marion Carr cousin of the groom and John Doherty, brother of the bride. Darragh Gallagher and Emma Doherty read Prayers of the Faithful. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties and the honeymoon is being spent in Florida.

Congratulations to Aisling Corcoran who was on the Donegal Girls U/16 football team who won the Ulster U/16 Cup last week when they defeated Tyrone in the final. Aisling is a daughter of Gerry and Bridget Corcoran, Meenahalla, Glenties.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Kevin Mc Laughlin, Kilkenny, Glenties on the death recently of his brother Tony in Mallow, Co. Cork.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Mary Alice Kennedy, Maas, Glenties, who died suddenly in Dungloe on Sunday 9the May 2004.

The Magee Bluestack Challenge Committee would like to thank all those who collected and contributed to the collection for “People with Special Needs” at the Grotto, Glenties and Hillhead, Ardara on Monday 3rd May. The amount raised was 3,817.22 Euro.

Glenties Notes on April 29th 2004

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Congratulations to June (nee Conefry) and Hugo Gilroy, Altar, Glenties on the birth recently of their second child, a baby sister for Aidan.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Ann Furey, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties on the death of her mother Bridget Mc Gill, Glengesh, Ardara, which took place in Killybegs Hospital on Monday 19th April 2004.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Pat Lough, Doohill, Ardara, who died as a result of an accident in Glenties on Thursday 22nd April 2004 and was buried in Ardara on Sunday.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Eilis Mc Nelis, Derries, Glenties on the sudden death of her uncle, Pat Rudden, Killybegs, which took place on Thursday 22nd April 2004.

Glenties Notes on April 22nd 2004

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Congratulations to the three young lads from St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties, and their team mates, who travelled to Birmingham last weekend to represent their county in the Sportshall Athletics Finals. Daniel Gildea and Thomas Scott are on the Donegal U-13 Boys Team and Anthony Byrne is on the U-15 Team. Congratulations also to their manager, local man Seanie Mc Devitt, Ard Patrick, who works so hard with them. Daniel is a son of Seamus and Maureen Gildea, Altar, Glenties and Thomas is a son of Tony and Kate Scott, Banganboy, Glenties. Anthony, who is from Ardara is a son of Marion and the late Donal Byrne. Marion formerly O’ Donnell is a native of Mullinamina, Glenties.

Congratulations to Carol Gallagher who graduated with Distinction in Psychiatric Nursing at Letterkenny Institute of Technology. Carol is a daughter of Phil and Nora Gallagher, Buncrubog, Glenties.

Congratulations to the hard working residents of Ard Mc Gill who were prizewinners in category 2 of the Glenties Electoral Area ‘Best Kept Housing Estate’ Competition.

Glenties Notes on April 15th 2004

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The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Saturday 3rd April 2004 of Eugene Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties. His remains were brought to his home on Sunday afternoon and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Monday. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. Glenties assisted by Fr. Denis Quinn P.P. Falcarragh celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by Eugene’s son Pat and his nephew Rory Boyle. Music and singing was by friends of the family. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Eugene is survived by his wife, Mary, daughters, Mary Teresa and Kathleen, son Pat, sister, Bridie, Letterkenny, brother, Joe, Canada, nieces, nephews, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His sister, Mary and brother, Packie predeceased him and another brother Daniel died as a child.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends of Maggie Gallagher, Beagh, Ardara, who died at her home on Tuesday 6th April 2004 and was buried in Ardara on Thursday. Maggie (formerly Mc Loone) was a native of Lugnagillow, Glenties. She celebrated her 102nd Birthday last September and was in good health until she suffered a stroke 12 weeks ago. Four sons, Denis and Seamus, Beagh, Ardara, Canon John, Kilcar and Patrick, Meath survive her.

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