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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

Glenties Notes on December 18th 2003

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Congratulations to the Glenties Comprehensive School Ladies Under-16 GAA team who recently won the County Final in Donegal Town.

The death took place at his home on Saturday 6th December 2003 of John Gallagher, Ardun, Glenties. His remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Monday 8th. Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir assisted by Fr. Adrian Gavigan celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by John Mc Loone and Helen Flannery. Laura O’Malley, Shane and Gerard Molloy, Shauna and Patrick Gallagher, grandnieces and grandnephews of John read Prayers of the Faithful. The Gifts were brought to the Altar by John’s nephews, Joe Gallagher and Peter Kennedy. Music and singing was by Cliona Heena. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. John is survived by one sister, Monica Kennedy, Narin Road, Glenties and two brothers Paddy and James U.S.A. nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. He was predeceased by three sisters, Bridie on the 9th October last and also Molly and Rosie.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Tony Mc Ginley, Largnalarkin, who died on Monday 1st December 2003 and was buried in Fintown Graveyard on Wednesday after Requiem Mass in St. Colmcille’s Church

Sincere sympathy is extended to Noel Conefry, Mill Road, Glenties on the death of his brother Walter Conefry, Drogheda, which took place in Drogheda on Sunday 7th December 2003.

Sincere sympathy is extended to John Mc Cool, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties on the death of his uncle Fr. Colm Mulligan, which took place recently in Texas.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Paddy Hanlon and Annie Barrett, Maas, Glenties on the recent deaths of their brother and sister, Eddie Hanlon, Lettermacaward and Eileen Smith, Convoy.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Brendan and Patsy Gallagher, Ardconnell and Barney O’ Haire, Derries, Glenties on the death of their uncle, Peter Mc Gill, Laconnell, Ardara, which took place recently in Killybegs Community Hospital.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Frank Moran, Bundoran and formerly of Westport, Co. Mayo, who died recently in Sligo Hospital. Frank served as a Garda in Clogher and as a Sergeant in Glenties for a short time in the early 1950s.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Joe Coyle, Edeninfagh, Glenties, who died on Friday 12th December 2003.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Mary Cannon, Letterkenny, (formerly Campbell, Silverhill, Glenties) who died last week in Letterkenny.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Pat Kennedy, Gortnasillagh, Glenties on the death of his sister Mary O’Donnell, Dungloe, which took place last week.

Sincere sympathy is extended to relatives and friends of Francie Houston, The Rock, Glenties who died on Sunday last.

Glenties Notes on December 11th 2003

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Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Tony McGinley, Largnalarkin, who died on Monday 1st December 2003 and was buried in Fintown graveyard on Wednesday after Requiem Mass in St. Colmcille’s Church.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of John Gallagher, Ardun, Glenties who died on Saturday 6th December 2003.

Donegal will play the Rest of Ireland in a Charity Match in aid of “Romanian Orphanage Appeal” in Naomh Chonaill Club Grounds on Saturday 20th December and the game will be followed by a fund-raising dance. This is a once-off charity event and we appeal to all to assist this worthy cause. Support by businesses in the form of sponsorship would be much appreciated. For further details please contact Jim McGuinness at +353 87 1230820

Glenties Notes on December 4th 2003

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Congratulations to Danny and Rose McGill, Glen Road, Glenties, who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary last week.

John Glynn and Bridget Cunningham were married in the Church of St. Giles, Prague on Saturday 22nd November 2003. John is a son of Michael and Rosemary Glynn, Stranaglough, Glenties and Bridget is a daughter of Pat and Anne Cunningham, Co. Kilkenny. Kristian Glynn, brother of the groom was bestman and Claire Hotchin, friend of the bride was bridesmaid. The honeymoon was spent in Scotland.

Congratulations to Ronan Cranley who graduated recently from Dublin Institute of Technology with a B. Sc. Hons. Degree in Computer Science. Ronan is a son of Tim and Anne Cranley, Mill Road, Glenties.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Nora Mc Glynn, Ballinamore, Fintown who died in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar on Friday 28th November 2003. Requiem Mass was celebrated in St. Colmcille’s Church, Fintown on Monday and burial took place afterwards in the adjoining Graveyard.

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.

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