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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.

Glenties Notes on September 18th 2003

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There was a big crowd about town again this year for the Festival, especially on Friday, the Harvest Fair Day and on Sunday for the Float and Band Parade and other events, which were taking place. Stalls of all kinds, Clothes, Shoes, Toys and Tools etc. lined the street on both sides on the Harvest Fair Day. They were only allowed on one side of the roads into town this year and they were out past the Convent Gate on the Mill Road, up the Glen Road to the school, out past the Garage on the Station Road and down to Ard Patrick on the Narin Road. There were also fortune-tellers, games to play, and prizes to be won, bouncing castles, Mc Gurk’s Amusements and loads of other things to do. Weather wise the Harvest Fair Day was good until evening when we had a few showers, Saturday was lovely but we had some rain on Sunday.

On Saturday 6th September 2003 Anita Breslin and Stuart Burns were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties. Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir C.C. Glenties officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. The bride is a daughter of Anne (nee Bonner, Straboy, Glenties) and Michael Breslin, (native of Corr Point, Lettermacaward), now living in London, and the groom is a son of Robbie and Lorraine Burns, Hames, Middlesex, England. Her father gave the bride away and her friend, Sharon Kennedy, her sister, Marion Breslin and her cousin, Donna Collins were bridesmaids. Neil Burns, brother of the groom was bestman. Calvin Hale, Scott Ravenscroft, Stephen Breslin, David Bates, Andy Knowles and Leigh Hale were ushers. Nicole Mc Nally was a flowergirl and Thomas Bonner was a pageboy. The reception was held in Harvey’s Point Country Hotel, Lough Eske, Donegal Town and the honeymoon is being spent touring in Ireland.

Glenties Notes on September 11th 2003

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Congratulations to Packie and Annie Mc Dyre, Derries, Glenties, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last weekend.

Congratulations to Anita Breslin and Stewart Burns from London who were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday last. The bride is a granddaughter of Maggie and the late Charlie Bonner, Straboy, Glenties.

Requiem Mass for Toni Campbell, (daughter of Evelyn and the late Dr. Dermott Campbell), who died in London on August 12th 2003, was concelebrated in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties by Fr. John Mc Loone, Fr. Patrick Prendergast, Fr. Joseph Briody and a friend of the family on Thursday 4th September. Readings and Reflection were read by friends of the family. Toni’s uncle Charlie, his wife and daughter, her aunt Gay and her daughter read Prayers of the Faithful. Music was by the local choir. Ashes of the deceased were interred in the old Kilkenny Graveyard, where there is a memorial to her late father. She is survived by her husband, Neil, her mother, Evelyn, sisters, Patricia and Grainne, uncles, aunts, other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

The death took place in Dungloe Hospital on Thursday 4th September 2003 of Andy Mc Devitt, Cloughernagore, Fintown. His remains were brought to the home of his niece, Anne Morrow, Main St. Glenties later that evening and to St. Colmcille’s Church, Fintown on Friday evening. Burial took place in Fintown after Requiem Mass on Saturday. Andy’s brother, Peter died in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar on Sunday 31st August 2003 and burial took place after Requiem Mass in Fintown on Tuesday 2nd September. Sincere sympathy is extended to their niece, Anne Morrow, Main Street and nephew, Conal Mc Devitt, Station Road, Glenties, to all the nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The death took place recently in Philadelphia, U.S.A. of Charlie Mc Cahill formerly of Loughnacruiche, Glenties. Sincere sympathy is extended to all his relatives.

Glenties Notes on September 6th 2003

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Sincere sympathy is extended to Bried Melly, Strasallagh, Glenties on the death recently of her sister, Una Manley, which took place in Dublin; also to her sister Philomena Faulkner, Ballybofey and to her husband and family and all her relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Conal Mc Devitt, Stranaglough and Anne Morrow, Main St. Glenties on the death of their uncle, Peter Mc Devitt, Cloughernagore, Fintown, which took place in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar on Sunday 31st August 2003; also to all the relatives and friends.

Congratulations to our local minor team who won the Divisional Final, when they defeated Dungloe in Ardara on Friday evening.

Winners of the recent Fly-Fishing Competition on Lough Finn were -1st – Derek Mc Hugh, Letterkenny. 2nd – John Greene, Loughanure. 3rd – Charlie Bonner, Dungloe. An Cumann Iascaireacht would like to thank the local committee members for their work during the season. They would also like to thank their sponsors, weigh-in venues and all anglers who supported them during the fishing season. Go raibh maith agaibh uilig.

The Harvest Fair Festival takes place this year from Thursday 11th until Sunday 14th September.

Head, Ardara, which took place on Thursday 21st August 2003.

Glenties Notes on August 29th 2003

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James Brennan and Alice Mulligan were married on Saturday 9th August 2003 in St. Mary’s Church, Gorthlettragh, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. Fr. Quinn officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. James is a son of Phil and Mary Brennan, Stranaglough, Glenties and Alice is a daughter of John and Mary Mulligan, Cattan, Mohill, Co. Leitrim. Her father gave the bride away and her sister; Fiona Mulligan was her bridesmaid. Raymond Brennan, brother of the groom was bestman. Niamh Brennan was a flowergirl. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on Shannon.

Congratulations and best wishes to John Mc Glynn and Emma Mc Groary, who were married in St. Colmcille’s Church, Fintown on Saturday 23rd August 2003. John is a son of John and Kitty Mc Glynn, Meentymoragle, Fintown and Emma is a daughter of Seamus and Anne Mc Groary, Fintown. The reception was held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties.

Congratulations to Terry and Aidan O’Donnell, New York on the birth of their third child on Tuesday 19th August 2003. A little brother for Aisling and Aidan. Aidan is a native of Glenties.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mark Mc Devitt, The Rock, Glenties of the death of his grandmother, Jean Maloney, Hill Head, Ardara, which took place on Thursday 21st August 2003.

Glenties Notes on August 24th 2003

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Congratulations to James Brennan, Stranaglough, Glenties and Alice Mulligan, Mohill, Co. Leitrim, who were married on Saturday 9th August.

The death took place peacefully at her home on Saturday 9th August 2003 of Bridie Elliott, Maas, Glenties. Her remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Monday morning. Fr. Patrick Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass. Music was by Sr. Immaculata on the organ. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Bridie is survived by one son, James, Maas and one daughter, Josephine, England, granddaughter, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband, Sam predeceased her over thirty years ago. Her sisters, Maggie, Kate, Annie and Mary and brother Dan also predeceased her. Bridie celebrated her 90th Birthday in January of this year.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the husband and family, relatives and friends of Maureen Quinn, Clonsilla, Dublin who died on Saturday 16th August 2003. Maureen’s husband, Sean is a son of the late Joe and Annie Quinn, Kilkenny, Glenties.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the husband, mother, sisters, uncles, aunts other relatives and friends of Tony Campbell, who died recently in London. Her late father, Dr. Dermott Campbell was a native of Glenties.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Virginia Coyle (formerly Sweeney of Gortnasillagh, Glenties, who died recently in Toronto, Canada.

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