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Glenties Notes on November 27th 2003

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

Sincere sympathy is extended to Bried Furey, Ard Patrick, Glenties, on the death of her aunt, Noreen Doherty, which took place recently in Dungloe Hospital.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Lucia Becht, Meenahalla, Glenties, on the death of her father, which took place recently in Germany.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Margo Gallagher, The Rock, Glenties, on the death of her father, Joseph Stewart, Curraghmone, Ballybofey, which took place in Letterkenny Hospital last week.

Glenties Notes on November 20th 2003

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New Arrival
Congratulations to Alice and James Brennan, Stranaglough, Glenties, on the birth of their second child, a baby brother for Niamh.

Ceili
Club Ceili Na Gleanta are holding a Ceili in the Community Centre, Glenties next Sunday 23rd November. Music by Art McNally Trio. Admission is €5 including supper. Dancing is from 9:00p.m. until 12 midnight. Proceeds to the Senior Citizens Christmas Party.

Fireman’s Dance
The annual Fireman’s Dance takes place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Friday 28th November Music by F.M. Sound. Dancing is from 11:00p.m. – 2:00a.m. Spot Prizes galore!

Glenties on November 11th 2003

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The death took place in Dungloe Hospital on Wednesday 5th November 2003, of Maggie O’Donnell, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties. Her remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday evening where Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. Glenties received them. Fr. Prendergast also celebrated Requiem Mass on Friday morning. Readings were by Ann Edel Ward and Bried Mc Gill, relatives of Maggie. Music was by Sr. Immaculata on the organ. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Sincere sympathy is extended to her cousins, Rose Mc Gill, Glen Road, Ownie O’ Donnell, Aughla, Nancy Mc Grath, Meenahalla and Maggie Keeney, Tullyhoniver and all her relatives and friends. Her only sister, Annie Carr, Tullymore, Ardara predeceased her some years ago. Originally from Mully, Glenties, Maggie and her sister Annie with their parents moved to Mill Road, Glenties. Maggie remained on Mill Road until she got her new home in Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent. She has been in Hospital for a number of years. Her working life was spent in Mc Devitt’s Knitwear Factory, Glenties.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Donal Gallagher, Narin Road, Glenties, on the death of his brother, Thomas, which took place in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar on Thursday 6th November 2003. Sympathy also to his brother Francie Gallagher, Stranorlar, with whom Tommie resided after leaving Ard MacGill, Glenties, and to all his relatives and friends. Burial took place in Stranorlar. Tommie was originally from Doobin, Glenties.

Congratulations to Brenda Doherty, who graduated recently with a B. Ed. Degree in Education from St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra and is presently teaching in Glenswilly National School. Brenda is a daughter of Patrick Gerard and Anne Doherty, Mill Road, Glenties.

Congratulations to Julie Mc Cormack, who graduated recently from the Institute of Technology, Sligo, with a B. A. Degree in Applied Social Studies in Social Care. Julie is a daughter of Tony and Ursula (nee Keeney), Mc Cormack, Kilraine, Glenties.

Congratulations to Daniel Furey, who graduated recently from the Institute of Technology, Sligo, with a National Diploma in Business Studies in Recreation & Leisure. Daniel is a son of Patsy and Bried Furey, Ard Patrick, Glenties.

Congratulations to Fionnuala Boyle, who graduated recently from the Institute of Technology, Sligo with a National Diploma in Health Science & Physiology. Fionnuala is a daughter of Pat and Barbara Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties. Daniel and Fionnuala are studying for their degrees. The four graduates are all past pupils of St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties.

Congratulations to Christine and Liam Frize, Boston on the birth of their first child, a baby boy. Christine is a daughter of Cormac and Eileen (nee Sweeney) Gallagher, Main Street, Glenties.

Congratulations to Mary and Richard Pereton, Derries on the birth recently of their second child, a baby sister for Joshua. Mary is a daughter of Charlie and Anne Browne, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties.

Congratulations to Olivia Hegarty and Eamon Oates who got engaged recently. Olivia is a daughter of Christy and Una Hegarty, Mullantyboyle, Glenties. Eamon is from Sligo.

Charlie Shovlin from Kilraine, Glenties has been teaching Tai Chi for many years. He is one of the founding pioneers of Tai Chi in Ireland and is one of the first Irishmen to publish a book on the subject. He has also produced a teaching video, which is currently on sale at selected outlets around the country. Charlie now teaches this gentle art for both recreational and therapeutic use all over Co. Donegal. He is a renowned healer and people travel from all ever the county and beyond, to his Castle Healing Centre in Kilraine. The author has made every effort to describe the exercises in as simple a way as possible, with the help of photographs and diagrams, and explains the health benefits that go with each posture. A novice would find the video “Tai Chi for Everyone” a useful accompaniment to the book.

Glenties Notes on November 6th 2003

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The death took place in Harbour Lights Nursing Home on Wednesday 29th October 2003 of Kathleen Connaghan, Lacklea, Glenties. Her remains were brought to her home on Thursday and to the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Saturday morning. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings and Psalm were by Kathleen’s grandchildren, Anne, Patrick and Mary Browne. Burial took place in Edeninfagh Graveyard. She is survived by her son, Jimmy, daughter, Mary Kate, grandchildren, son-in-law, Paddy Browne, brother and sister-in-law, Peter and Annie Connaghan, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband, John, who died on 20th October, predeceased her by just nine days.

Mary Anne Byrne, Drimnasillagh, Glenties died after a short illness, in Killybegs Community Hospital on Thursday 30th October 2003. Her remains were brought to her son’s home on Friday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday morning. Fr. Patrick Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass. Burial took place in the New Graveyard, Glenties. Mary Anne is survived by her only son Patrick, grandchildren, Peter and Marion, daughter-in-law Mary Kate, nephews, nieces other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband Peter predeceased her nineteen years ago and her brothers, Con and Pat Mc Dermott and sister, Cicily Mc Dermott also predeceased her. Mary Anne celebrated her 92nd Birthday last May.

Congratulations to Aoife Mc Donnell, St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, and Glen Road, Glenties, who was the winner in the Over 15s Donegal Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships, which were held recently in Buncrana. Another medal for Aoife to put with her All Ireland Ladies Football Medal.

Congratulations also to Eoin Wade, St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, who came second in the Over 15s Donegal Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships in Buncrana.

Lucille Ward and John Kelly were married in the Church of Perpetual Succour, Glenfin on Saturday 25th October 2003. Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir C.C. Glenties officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Lucille is a daughter of Charlie and Kathleen Ward, Buncrubog, Glenties and John is a son of Francis and the late Jack Kelly, Clones, Co. Monaghan. Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Carina Ward and Maeve Bell, friends, Kathleen Bonar and Aimee Mc Gonnell attended her. Michael Kelly, brother of the groom was bestman. Another brother, Colin and his nephew, Dermot Mc Dermott, and the bride’s nephew Adam Langan were groomsmen. Jake Ward, nephew of the bride was pageboy. Readings were by Rose Langan, sister of the bride and Christine Mc Dermott sister of the groom. Ryan Ward, nephew of the bride, Shannon Kelly and Ciara Mc Dermott, nieces of the groom, Miriam Ward, sister of the bride, Pat and Liam Ward, brothers of the bride read Prayers of the Faithful. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. Aishling Mc Dermott, niece of the groom read a Reflection after Communion. The reception was held in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey and the honeymoon was spent in the Canaries.

Congratulations to Noreen and Kieran Kelly, Derries, Glenties on the birth recently in Letterkenny Hospital, of their first child, a baby boy.

Glenties Notes on October 30th 2003

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The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Monday 20th October 2003 of John Connaghan Lacklea, Glenties. His remains were brought to his home later that day and to the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Wednesday morning. Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir, C.C. Glenties assisted by Fr. Denis Quinn, P.P. Falcarragh and Fr. Kevin Gillespie, C.C. Fintown celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by Ann and Mary Brown, granddaughters of the deceased. Burial took place in Edeninfagh Graveyard. John is survived by his wife Kathleen, son, Jimmy and daughter, Mary Kate, brother, Peter, sister, Annie, grandchildren, son-in-law, nephew, other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Two brothers, Charlie and Hughie and one sister, Bridget predeceased him.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Dermot Mc Hugh, Tullyhoniver and Eileen Gallagher, The Mines, on the death of their mother Peggy Mc Hugh, Frosses, which took place in Sligo Hospital on Sunday 19th October 2003.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Dinny Mc Ginty Millside, Fintown, who died in Letterkenny Hospital on Saturday 25th October 2003 and was buried in Fintown Graveyard after Requiem Mass on Monday.

Annie Donoghue, Coothhill, Co. Cavan died on Monday 20th October 2003 and burial took place on Wednesday. Annie, nee Gallagher from Greenans, Glenties was a teacher and taught Archbishop Sean Brady at National School. Two sons and one daughter, a brother and sister, Peter Gallagher and Cassie Boyle in Scotland and another sister Mary Doherty in Ramelton survive her. Her husband Hugh, two brothers, Eddie and Danny and three sisters, Grace, Bridget and Cassie predeceased her. Sincere sympathy is extended to all her relatives and friends. Her sons, Donal and Bernard were well known Gaelic footballers and played for Cavan and for Ulster.

Congratulations to Derek Gillespie, Braade, Kincasslagh, who recently graduated from the University of Limerick with first class honours in his Bachelor of Engineering-Electronic degree. Derek is a son of Tony and Maureen Gillespie, Braade, Kincasslagh. Maureen (nee Mc Guigan) is from Ardconnell, Glenties).

Congratulations to Lucille Ward, Buncrubog, Glenties and John Kelly, Monaghan, who were married in Glenfin on Saturday last.

Glenties Notes on October 24th 2003

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Congratulations to Emer and Poggy O’ Donnell, Mill Road, Glenties on the birth recently of their fourth child, a baby sister for Ronan, Ailbhe and Mark.

Congratulations to Evelyn Ward, who recently qualified as a doctor. Evelyn is a daughter of Michael and Mary Ward, Straboy, Glenties.

The death took place on Wednesday 15th October 2003 in Killybegs Hospital of Mary Mc Hugh, (nee Toland) Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties and formerly of Glen Road, Glenties. Her remains were brought to her home on Thursday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning. Fr. Patrick Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by Marie Watters and Sheila Gillespie. Music was by Sr. Immaculata on the organ. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Mary is survived by two sisters, Bella, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties and Sarah in Mayo, two nieces in Scotland, other relatives and many friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband John predeceased her in 1991. Three brothers, Joe, James and Danny also predeceased her.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife of Eugene Boyle, Ballybofey (formerly of Station Road, Glenties), who died at his home on Saturday 18th October 2003, and to his sister, Annie O’Donnell, Meenadina, Glenties, to his cousins and all his relatives and friends.

Glenties Notes on October 16th 2003

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Congratulations to Naomh Conaill Minor Team who won the county final on Sunday in Ballybofey.
There was a big crowd to greet them when they arrived back in town and they got a great reception. Well done lads. We are very proud of you.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Joe Mc Cole, Luton, England and his family on the death recently of his wife, Nuala. Sympathy also to all the relatives and friends. Joe is a son of the late Joe and Mary Mc Cole, Glen Road, Glenties.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Martin Joyce, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties on the death last week of his sister, Margaret Salmon, Galway and to all the relatives and friends.

The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Thursday 9th October 2003 of Bridie Molloy, Drimnacrosh, Glenties. Her remains were brought to her home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday morning. Fr. Patrick Prendergast assisted by Fr. Adrian Gavigan celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by Bridie’s grandchildren, Elaine and Mike O’ Malley. Laura O’ Malley, Shane and Gerard Molloy, grandchildren, Shauna and Patrick Gallagher, grandniece and grandnephew read Prayers of the Faithful. Ken and Maureen Keeney brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Cliona Heena. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Bridie is survived by three sons, Cathal, Dublin, Sean and Seamus, Drimnacrosh, one daughter, Evelyn O’ Malley, Letterkenny, one sister, Monica Kennedy, Narin Road, Glenties, three brothers, John Gallagher, Ardun, Glenties, James and Paddy, U.S.A., grandchildren, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband, Sonny predeceased her in 1996. Two sisters, Molly and Rosie also predeceased her.

Donegal G.A.P. (Glenties, Ardara, Portnoo) Tourism are holding a Halloween Carnival on the Bank Holiday weekend 24th to 26th October. It starts off with Halloween Story Telling by Scallywags, for National School Children in the Methodist Hall in Ardara on Friday 24th October from 6.00 to 9.00 p.m. There will also be Games and Face Painting. Admission is Free. On Saturday 25th there will be a Fireworks Extravaganza for all the family on Narin Beach at 9.00p.m. Again admission is Free. Then on Sunday 26th the Annual Halloween Fancy Dress Ball, the event you have all been waiting for, will take place in the Limelight, Glenties at 10.00p.m. for the over 18s and all ages upwards.

Glenties Notes on October 9th 2003

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On Friday 26th September 2003 Carolyn Mc Loone and Kieran Gallagher were married in St. Conal’s Church, Kilclooney. Fr. Bernard Wilson, a friend of the couple, from Manchester assisted by Fr. Philip Daly, Kilclooney, officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Carolyn is a daughter of Padraig and Eileen Mc Loone, Straboy, Glenties and Kieran is a son of Etta and the late Mickey Gallagher, Narin. Her father gave the bride away and her cousin, Sharon Shelton and the groom’s sister Geraldine attended her. Willie Molloy a friend of the groom was bestman and his brother Michael Gallagher was groomsman. Carolyn’s niece and nephew, Shana and Logan Quinn were flowergirl and pageboy. Readings were by the bride’s aunt and godmother Bried White and the groom’s brother, Michael. Cheryl Quinn, sister of the bride, Ann Jacob, sister of the groom, Wayne Griffin, Veronica Laughlin, cousins of the bride, Lisa Loughrey, niece of the groom and a friend, Michael Keon, read Prayers of the Faithful. The groom’s sister, Margaret and the bride’s mother, Eileen brought the Gifts to the Atlar. The reception was held in the Lake House Hotel, Clooney, Portnoo and the honeymoon was spent in the U.S.A.

Francis Houston and Susie Shovelin were married in St. Conal’s Church, Kilclooney on Saturday 27th September 2003. A friend of the bride’s family, Fr. Martin assisted by Fr. Daly, Kilclooney officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Francis is a son of Francie and Josie Houston, The Rock, Glenties and Susie is a daughter of Margaret and the late Packie Shovelin, Ballykilduff, Portnoo. Her brothers, Pat and Gavin Shovelin gave the bride away and her friend, Helen Mc Devitt was her bridesmaid. Sean Houston, brother of the groom was bestman. Readings were by Rosaleen Devally, sister of the groom and Michael Shovelin, brother of the bride. Breidin Keeney, Kathleen Corduff, Josephine Sutton, sisters of the groom, Mark and Pauric Meehan, cousins of the bride read Prayers of the Faithful. Mary Cunningham, sister of the groom and Margaret Shovelin, mother of the bride brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Thomas Donoghue, Siobhan Mc Elhinney and Amanda Mc Guigan. The reception was held in the Highland’s Hotel, Glenties and the honeymoon was spent in Lanzarote.

Congratulations to the Donegal Ladies on their success in the All Ireland Final in Croke Park on Sunday and special congratulations to local girl Aoife Mc Donnell from Glen Road, Glenties, who was part of the winning team. Aoife is a daughter of Teresa and Frank Mc Donnell and a granddaughter of Teresa and the late Columba Gallagher, Glen Road, Glenties.

Glenties Notes on October 2nd 2003

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Congratulations to Hugo Doherty, Station Road, Glenties and Sean Connaughton, The Rock, Glenties on their promotion to Station Officer and Sub Station Officer with the Glenties Fire Brigade.

Congratulations and best wishes to Helen Flannery, Ardun, Glenties and Andy Malone, Letterkenny who got engaged recently.

Congratulations and best wishes to Caroline Mc Loone, Straboy, Glenties and Kieran Gallagher, Narin who were married in St. Conal’s Church, Kilclooney on Friday last.

Congratulations and best wishes to Francis Houston, Glenties and Susie Shovlin, Ballykilduff, who were married in St. Conal’s Church, Kilclooney on Saturday last.

Congratulations to Austin Byrne, who recently qualified as a doctor. Austin is a son of Maeve and Paddy Byrne, Dublin and a grandson of Mary and the late Packie Phelan, Main Street, Glenties.

Congratulations to Barbara and Pat Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties, who were twenty-five years married on 29th September.

Turloch Dooley and Monica Quintero Martinez were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday 19th September. Turloch is a son of Tony and Lena Dooley, The Rock,Glenties and Monica is a daughter of Maria de Angeles Quintero and Nerio Quintero, Spain. Bruno Cuollo gave the bride away and her sister, Graciela and the groom’s sisters, Maria and Charlotte attended her. Anton Dooley, brother of the groom was bestman and his friends, Niall Coughlan and Bryan Russell were groomsmen. Christian Dooley was a pageboy. Readings were by a friend, Kevin O’ Rourke and Joseph Keegan, brother-in-law of the groom. Mary Mc Carthy, Deirdre Keegan, Richard Quigley, Manuela Mendoza, Michelle Coughlan and Tony Dooley read Prayers of the Faithful. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in the Lake House Hotel, Clooney, Portnoo and the honeymoon is being spent in Mauritius.

Requiem Mass for Louis Walsh, Ballybofey and formerly of Glenties, who died on Wednesday 17th September 2003 in Brindley Manor Nursing Home, Convoy was concelebrated on Friday 19th in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties by Fr. Patrick Prendergast, Fr. Michael Sweeney, Fr. Padraig Molloy and Fr. John Joe Duffy. Readings were by his son, Dick and nephew, Louis B. Walsh. His daughter, Una, grandchildren, Maeve and Cian O’Donnell and daughter-in-law Monica Walsh read Prayers of the Faithful. Music and singing was by the Laughlin sisters. Burial took place in the New Graveyard, Glenties. Louis is survived by his daughters, Máire and Una, sons, Dick and Louis, sisters, Sheila and Eilis, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His wife Rita, (nee Mc Namee) a native of Derries, Glenties predeceased him in 1998 and his brother, Brian and sisters, Una, Máire and Mairead also predeceased him.

Glenties Notes on September 25th 2003

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The first weekend in October is the Fiddler’s Weekend in Glenties. Musicians of all kinds will be converging on the town. There will be plenty of ‘ceol caint agus craic’ from Friday to Sunday and if you are a fan of traditional music Glenties is the place to be that weekend.

The Ardara Business Association welcomes everyone with an interest in Irish traditional music and dancing to a special weekend in the town in October. There will be all kinds of dancing, Céilí, Barn, Old Time, Ballroom and Sets. It is advised that all visitors book accommodation in advance, but those who haven’t will be assisted at the Nesbitt Arms Hotel. An ‘all in ticket’ may be purchased at the Hotel reception for 25 Euro. This allows the guest to attend all events or rotate between events for the weekend. Admission is 5 Euro for a single event. The Festival is being held on Friday 10th Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October. For more information contact Marie at 074-9541103, Steve at 087- 2424590 or Anthony at 087- 2206557.

Congratulations to Danielle Mc Geehan, who was selected as the Harvest Queen 2003 at the Festival Dance in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties. Originally from Manchester but living in Glenties for over a year she was representing ‘Roddy’s Bar’. Her grandparents Paddy and Mamie Mc Geehan live in Derries, Glenties.

Congratulations and best wishes to Catherine Clancy, a native of Glenties who was recently appointed to the rank of Assistant Commissioner in the Garda Siochana. She is the first woman to hold this rank and she was also the first woman to hold the rank of Chief Superintendent.

Congratulations to the local minor team who won the County semi-final on Sunday in Ballybofey and best wishes for the Final when they meet Buncrana.

Congratulations to Aoife Mc Donnell, who played for the Donegal Ladies team who beat Sligo in the All Ireland Junior Semi-final recently. Aoife is a daughter of Frank and Teresa (nee Gallagher) Mc Donnell, Drimnasillagh, Glenties.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Louis Walsh, Ballybofey and formerly of Glenties, who died on Wednesday 17th September ’03 and was buried in Glenties on Friday.

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