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News on November 22nd 2001

There is great excitement in St. Columba’s Comprehensive School as the students get ready to stage The Rocky Monster Show, their first musical for this millennium. This Show, specially written for schools, comes from the pen of Malcom Sircom who also wrote Ebenezer, the school’s 1999 production. Jim Rafferty and Anne Gallagher have adapted the setting to Ballydaft, ‘a remote village somewhere in Donegal’. The locals are upset by ‘ the strange goings on up at the castle’. Well they might be with characters like Igor, Mrs Danvers, the crazy housekeeper and Professor Fenton, a rock star from the sixties now engaged in genetic research. There is talk of ‘ something in the woodshed’ and the fact that the Professor is related to Baron Frankenstein adds to the mystery. Sixties music abounds and the dancing as ever is lively and varied. Students, parents, past pupils and staff join in this monster rock musical and all look forward to entertaining bumper crowds on December 10th, 12th, 14th and 15th, with a special matinee performance on Sunday 9th, for those children brave enough to come!

Last Saturday 24th November 2001 was a great day for St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties when Thomas Gildea T.D officially opened their new Sportsfield , which was named ‘Pairc Mhic Giolla De. It will be a great asset for the school and surrounding areas.

Congratulations to Conor Mc Closkey, Pauric O’ Donnell and Sean Solly who recently received the National Diploma in Professional Accounting at Athlone Institute of Technology. Conor is a son of Zeta and the late Seamus Mc Closkey, Main Street, Pauric is a son of Patrick and Mary Rose O’ Donnell, Tullyard Road, and Sean is a son of Geoff and Rose Solly, Station Road, Glenties. The three lads are past pupils of Scoil Mhuire and St. Columba’s Comprehensive, School, Glenties.

Congratulations to Mary and Shaun Paul Byrne, Carn, Ballybofey on the birth on 1st November 2001 of their second child, a little brother for Ruth. Mary is a daughter of Phil and Nora Gallagher, Buncrubog, Glenties.

Congratulations to Fergus and Breege Roarty, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties who celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary recently.

The death took place at his home on Monday 19th November2001 of Neilie O’ Donnell, Meenadina, Glenties. He had been in failing health for some time. His remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Wednesday morning. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. Glenties assisted by Fr. Daly, Kilclooney celebrated Requiem Mass. Burial took place in the New Cemetery. Neilie is survived by his wife, Annie, sons, Patrick, Tullyard Road, Glenties, Fonsie and John U.S.A. Brendan, Letterkenny, daughters, Nicola, Meenadina, Mary, Meenahalla, Glenties, Aggie, Kilclooney, Margaret, U.S.A., brother, Johnny, Stranaglough, sisters, Madge Gallagher, Station Road, Bridie Brown, Ardconnell, Glenties, grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

The community was shocked and saddened when the news came through of the sudden death in New York on Thursday 15th November 2001 of Francis Melly, Glen Road, Glenties. On Monday 19th Mass was celebrated in New York, where he had lived and worked for the past nine years, before his remains were taken to the airport on the first leg of the journey home, where they arrived on Tuesday. Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir assisted by Fr. Eddie Gallagher and Fr. Adrian Gavigan celebrated Requiem Mass on Thursday morning. Francis was buried in the New Cemetery with his father Francie, who died when he was a little boy, and whose remains were also brought home from New York. His mother, Tessie, only brother Mathew, sister-in-law Michelle, nephews, Ryan and Cáilum, uncles, aunts and other relatives survive him.

Patrick Toland died recently in Glasgow. He was the last surviving member of the family of the late James and Mary Toland, Aughla, Glenties and was predeceased by his brothers, John, James and Neil.

Mary Cruise died in Dublin last week. She was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie O’Donnell, who owned O’Donnell’s Hotel, Glenties many years ago (where the Highlands is now). Three sons and three daughters, one brother Mick, two sisters, Katty and Joan survive her. Her husband and brother, Frank predeceased her.

Sympathy to all the bereaved.

Glenties Notes on November 22nd 2001

The Bank of Ireland, Glenties wish to inform their customers that, on Thursday 6th December the Bank will be closed until 1.30p.m. This time will be used to train staff in preparation for the introduction of the Euro Currency. They apologise for any inconvenience this closure may cause. If you have any questions, please ask a member of staff.

Congratulations to Mary and Jimmy Furey, Meenalargan, Glenties on the birth recently of their baby girl in Letterkenny Hospital.

Congratulations to Breeda and Anthony Mc Loone, Maas, Glenties on the birth recently in Letterkenny Hospital of their baby girl.

Congratulations to Margaret Mc Nelis, Ard Patrick, Glenties, who was recently conferred with a JEB Teacher’s Diploma in I.T. at Letterkenny Institute of Technology. Well done Margaret!

Congratulations to the members of St. Connell’s Church Choir, and local Tenor – Eamon Bonner, who featured in the outstanding performance of Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’ – an exceptional Choral Celebration in St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny – directed and conducted by Jim Rafferty.

There will be Céilí Mór in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Friday 23rd November. Music is by the Matt Cunningham Band from Galway on their second visit to the county. Dancing is from 10.00 p.m. until 1.00 a.m. Admission is £5.00, including supper.

The Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party will take place this year on Friday 7th December. The evening will begin with the celebration of Mass at 6.00p.m. in the Highlands Hotel, and this will be followed by dinner and entertainment. An open invitation is extended to all the Senior Citizens of the parish.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Tessie Melly, Glen Road, Glenties on the sudden death of her eldest son, Francis, in New York last week. Sincere sympathy also to his brother, Matthew, Ardara, his uncles, aunts and other relatives and many friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Hannah Campbell, Lettermacaward, (formerly of Mill Road, Glenties) on the sudden death of her son Brian, which took place recently in New Jersey, U.S.A. Also to his sisters, Kathleen Boyle, Lettermacaward, Noreen Kelly, Maryanne Dunne, and brother, Michael, U.S.A. uncle, Colm Melly, Main Street, Glenties, other uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Glenties Notes on November 8th 2001

Christine Fletcher and John Mc Cool were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 27th October 2001. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. Glenties officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Christine is a daughter of Bid and the late Jimmy Fletcher, Ard Patrick, Glenties and John is a son of Sean and Juliana Mc Cool, Ballybofey. Her mother gave the bride away and her sister, Anne Bonner, attended her. John’s brother, Martin was bestman. Readings were by the groom and Maureen Loughrey, a cousin of the bride. The bride sang the Psalm. Anne Bonner, sister of the bride, Martin and Sean Mc Cool, brother and father of the groom, Evan Bonner, nephew of the bride and Michael Mulligan, cousin of the groom read Prayers of the Faithful. Joan Mc Cool, sister of the groom and Mary Doherty, aunt of the bride brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music was by St. Connell’s Church choir. The reception was held in Kee’s Hotel, Stranorlar and the honeymoon was spent touring.

Congratulations to Michael Fitzgerald, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties who completed his 21st marathon in Dublin on Monday 29th October 2001.

The Sacrament of Confirmation for the Parish of Iniskeel, will be administered in St. Colmcille’s Church, Fintown on Sunday 10th March 2002.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mary Kate Browne, Charlie and Mickey Mc Dermot, Edeninfagh, on the death of their brother, Eddie, which took place in Letterkenny on Sunday 4th November 2001.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Martin and Rosemary Sweeney and sons, Galway, on the death of their son and brother, Conor, which took place on Monday 5th November 2001. Sympathy also to Conor’s grandmother, Mamie Sweeney, Gortnasillagh, Glenties and to his uncles, aunts and other relatives and friends.

Glenties Notes on November 1st 2001

The witches and their friends were all out this year again for their annual gathering in the Limelight , Glenties. Since it’s inception three years ago it has become an outstanding success, with many people putting a lot of effort into their costumes. There were witches, of course, monsters, ghosts, demons, mummies, topical celebrities and some very famous faces among the crowd. The Glenties Traders Association would like to thank everyone who made this year’s ‘Ball’ the best one yet. Money raised will go towards local charities and organisations. Hope to see you all again next year! 

On Saturday 13th October 2001 Mary Molloy and Mike Gill were married in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. Glenties officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Mary is a daughter of Martin and Julia Molloy, Buncrubog, Glenties and Mike is a son of the late Peter and Mary Gill, Main St. Carrick on Shannon. Her parents gave the bride away and she was attended by her sister, Kathleen Bonar, niece, Andrea Molloy and cousin, Emma Craig. Ben Conlon, a friend of the groom was bestman and two other friends, Martin Mc Mahon and Martin Murray were groomsmen. Caoimhe Molloy and Caelum Bonar, niece and nephew of the bride were flowergirl and pageboy. Readings were by Anne Marie O’Connor, niece of the groom and Derek Molloy, nephew of the bride. Stephen, Louise, and Ciara Molloy, nephew and nieces of the bride, Therese O’ Connor, niece of the groom and John Mc Mahon, friend of the couple read Prayers of the Faithful. Cormac Molloy, brother of the bride and Frances Gill, sister of the groom brought the Gifts to the Altar. The Communion Reflection was by Brendan Doherty, friend of the groom. The reception was held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties and the honeymoon was spent touring.

Congratulations to Christine Fletcher, Ard Patrick, Glenties and John Mc Cool, Main Street, who were married in Glenties last Saturday.

Barn Dance Classes, given by Edith Bradley, will resume in the Highlands Hotel on Monday 5th November at 9.00p.m. Everyone welcome.

Donegal Choirs and Musicians, and distinguished Guest Artists will perform Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’ in St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny, on next Sunday 4th November at 7.30p.m. as a fitting celebration on the historic occasion of the Cathedral’s Centenary. Among the distinguished singers is local man Eamonn Bonner (Tenor). Tickets available at the door and at local outlets.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Noel Conefry, Mill Road, Glenties on the death of his brother Leo Conefry, Ardee on Sunday 21st October.

The major draw being organised by the Dolmen Centre, Kilclooney in conjunction with Club Rathcairn, continues to generate a lot of enthusiasm with great demand for tickets. Many people are hoping to win the Spanish Villa or the car or one of the other fabulous monthly prizes. Tickets will be available in your area soon, and they are £60 each or £10 monthly by Bank Standing Order. Your support would be greatly appreciated. For enquiries please contact the draw co-ordinator, Anne Moy at 075-41367.

Glenties Notes on October 25th 2001

Congratulations to Nicola Hegarty, Ard Patrick, Glenties and John Cruise, Westmeath, who got engaged recently.

Congratulations to Clare and Columba Gavigan, Glen Road, Glenties, on the birth recently in Letterkenny Hospital of their first child, a baby girl.

Congratulations to Bried (nee Craig) and Herbert Roog, Meenahalla, Glenties on the birth recently of their baby boy in Letterkenny Hospital.

Glenties Church of Ireland will hold a Fund Raising Supper Dance in the Highland’s Hotel, Glenties, on Friday 9th November. Music is by Cannon & Ramsey Band. Supper will be served from 8.30p.m. to 9.30p.m. Admission is £8.00.

The death took place on Sunday 14th October 2001, in the Sean O’Haire Unit of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar of Charlie, son of the late Charlie and Bella Byrne, Maas, Glenties. His remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Monday evening. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass on Wednesday morning. Burial took place in the New Cemetery. He is survived by, Patrick, John, James, Leo, Mary, Maas, Glenties, Nora, Donegal, Manny, U.S.A., Michael, Danny, Annie, England, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His brother, Joseph predeceased him in 1991.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Andy Doherty, The Rock and Lily Gallagher, Meenahalla, Glenties on the death of their sister, Mary Kirwin, in the U.S.A.

The death took place on Thursday 11th October 2001, in Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, Dublin of Frank Mc Loone, Sandyford and formerly Mill Road, Glenties. Burial took place in Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin. He is survived by his wife, Nita, son John, sisters, Rose, Dublin, Annie, England, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His brothers Phil, Ally and Phonsie predeceased him.

Glenties Notes on October 18th 2001

Congratulations to Mary Molloy, Mullanmore, Glenties and Mike Gill, Carrick on Shannon who were married in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Saturday last.

Congratulations to Derek Ward, Mullantyboyle and Marita Mc Loone, Straboy who got engaged recently.

Congratulations to Sharon Foley, who was selected as ‘Athlete of the Year’. Sharon is a granddaughter of the late Dinny and Ellie Doherty, Ard Patrick, Glenties and a daughter of Mary and Alan Foley, Lifford.

On the weekend of 10th and 11th November 2001, an Enneagram Weekend will be held in Glenties. Being organised by the local Women’s Group, the weekend workshop is open to everyone. It is based on an ancient theory of personality types, providing opportunity for people to look at themselves and why they do as they do, think as they think, etc. Further information and application forms for the weekend can be had from the following sources: Helen at 51125, Anne at 51471 Clodagh at 51347 and Breidin at 51715. There are 30 places available and these will be filled on a first come, first served basis, applications closing by end of October. The cost of the workshop, which will be held in the Highlands Hotel, is £20.00.

The annual Witches Ball takes place this year again in the Limelight, Glenties on Sunday 28th October. Music is by the ‘Embassy Band’. Doors open at 10.30p.m. and admission is £5.00. There will be numerous prizes so put on your thinking caps now and be in with a chance of winning a prize on the night. Special effects face painting by Scallywags from 8.30p.m. in the Limelight.

The “Swanky Ball” held recently in the Lake House Hotel, Clooney, Portnoo was a great success. As a result a cheque for £7.500 will be presented to the “Friends of Letterkenny Hospital in the Lake House Hotel on Friday evening 19th October. £1,999.53 of this was gathered at the Glenties Harvest Fair.

Sincere sympathy is extended to John Gallagher, Mullantyboyle, Glenties on the death recently in America of his nephew, Damien Gallagher.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Bridie Doherty, Mill Road, Glenties on the death in Letterkenny Hospital on Tuesday 9th October 2001of her aunt Annie Craig, Cranny, Inver.

Glenties Notes on October 11th 2001

Caroline Doherty and Damien Friel were married in the Church of the Holy Family, Ardara on Saturday 15th September 2001. Fr. Austin Lafferty, P.P. Ardara officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Caroline is a daughter of Chris and Ann Doherty, The Rock, Glenties and Damien is a son of Pat and Georgie Friel, Glenswilly. Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Maria and Roisin Doherty and a friend, Leon Connelly were her bridesmaids. Brendan Friel, brother of the groom was bestman and Martin Langan, a friend of the groom and Christopher Doherty, brother of the bride were groomsmen. Nadine Friel, niece of the groom was a flowergirl and Daniel Maloney, cousin of the bride was a pageboy. Readings were by Geraldine Bonner and Sharon Mc Ginty, sister of the groom. Parents of the couple and a cousin of the groom, Naomh Callaghan brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel, Ardara and the honeymoon was spent touring.

Congratulations to Frankie and May Kennedy, Kilraine, Glenties who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently with a party in the Highlands Hotel. The couple was pleasantly surprised on the arrival of relatives who travelled from England to be with them and their family on this happy occasion.

Congratulations to Ann-Margaret Trimble, who recently graduated from Dundee University with a Higher Education Nursing Diploma. Ann-Margaret is a daughter of Patrick and Margaret Trimble, Maas, Glenties and is a past pupil of Kilkenny N.S. and St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties. She is currently employed in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin.

Glenties Notes on October 5th 2001

Congratulations to twelve year old David Gallagher, (son of Gerard and Margo) The Rock, Glenties, who came second in the Junior Stock Car Racing Championship in Manorcunningham recently. David will be presented with his prize money and trophy at a dinner dance in “Mc Brides”, Castlefinn on 9th November.

Congratulations to our under – 16 team who won the Divisional final on Sunday last.

If you are a traditional music fan Glenties is the place to be next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as it is the ‘Fiddlers Weekend’ and fiddlers and other musicians from far and wide will be converging on the town.

At the end of the month on Sunday 28th witches and all sorts from all over the place will be in the Limelight for the Annual Witches Ball. Since it started three years ago this has been a fun night in the town with most patrons coming in fancy dress.

RECENT DEATH
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Wednesday 26th September 2001 of Jack O’ Donnell, Ard Patrick, Glenties. His remains were brought to his home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. assisted by Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir C.C. celebrated Requiem Mass. Burial took place in the New Cemetery. Jack is survived by his wife, Nora, sons, Michael, Gerard, Brendan, Glenties, John, Killybegs, Dessie, Ardara, daughters, Ita and Teresa Dublin, Mary Letterkenny, and Siobhan, U.S.A., brother, Neilie, Meenahalla, sister Cissie Furey, Mullanmore, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

News on September 28th 2001

Mary Mc Closkey and Gerard Mc Nelis were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 15th September 2001. Mary is a daughter of Zeta and the late Seamus Mc Closkey, Main St. Glenties and Gerard is a son of Mickey and Maggie Mc Nelis, Kilclooney, Portnoo. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. Glenties officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Her brother Donal gave the bride away and her cousin, Noreen Mc Guinness and a friend, Anne Kennedy (Carr) were bridesmaids. Joseph Molloy was bestman and Alan Shovlin was groomsman. Jennifer and Brendan Mc Nelis were flowergirl and pageboy. Readings were by Mary’s aunt, Kathleen Ryan and Gerard’s sister-in-law, Siobhan Mc Nelis. Joseph and John Mc Closkey, Mary’s brothers read Prayers of the Faithful. Both mothers brought he Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties and the honeymoon is being spent in Majorca.

Congratulations to Anne and Martin Breslin, Straboy, Glenties on the birth of their second child, a baby brother for Conor.

A television programme by TG4 covering the visit of The Relics of St. Thérése of Lisieux to Donegal, Falcarragh, Glenties and Bruckless will be broadcast on TG4 next Sunday 30th September. The Programme is entitled ‘Faoi Bhláth Threasa’.

The Scallywags performance in the Community Centre, which was to have taken place last Sunday, will now take place at 5.00p.m. next Sunday 30th September.

RECENT DEATHS

The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital, on Tuesday 18th September 2001 of Columba Mc Dyer, Kilraine, Genties. His remains were brought to his home on Wednesday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning. A large number of Priests concelebrated Requiem Mass. Columba’s brother, Mons. Dan Mc Dyer was the chief celebrant. Burial took place in Kilraine Graveyard. Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir C.C. Glenties officiated at the graveside. School children from Scoil Mhuire, where Columba’s son Paddy is Principal, formed a Guard of Honour at the door of the church and entrance to the car park when the remains were brought to and from the church. Members of the Glenties G.A.A. club walked on each side of the hearse from the Mill Bridge to the church on the inward journey and from the Kilraine crossroads to the graveyard on the outward journey. Columba is survived by his wife Peggy, sons, Paddy, Alec, James, Columba and Dan, daughters, Ena, Peggy, Deirdre, Annie, Patricia, Breege and Paula, brothers, Fr. Dan, Brendan, Christy, John and sister, Peggy, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His baby daughter, brothers, James and Ally and sister Mary predeceased him.

Columba was a great Gaelic footballer and had the distinction of being the only Donegal man to hold an All Ireland Medal up until 1992 when Donegal brought ‘Sam’ to the Hills. Columba got his medal in 1947 when he played with Cavan in the Polo Grounds, New York in the only All Ireland Final played outside Ireland.

The sudden death took place in Clonmel last Saturday night of Michael O’Donnell, son of the late Danny and Annie O’ Donnell, Mullinamina, Glenties. Sincere sympathy to his wife and daughter, Clonmel, brother, James, Letterkenny, sisters, Marion Byrne, Ardara, Christina Brennan, Dublin, aunts, Bella Mc Gill, Main St. Glenties, Peg Rooney, Letterkenny, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Glenties Notes on September 20th 2001

RECENT WEDDINGS
June Conefry and Hugo Kilroy were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 1st September 2001. Fr. Patrick Prendergast officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. June is a daughter of Noel and Bridie Conefry, Mill Road, Glenties and Hugo is a son of Patrick and the late Josephine Gilroy, Letterkenny. Her father gave the bride away and her bridesmaids were Jane Canney and Noreen Robinson. Richard Campbell was bestman and Roland Wray was groomsman. Rosie and Katie Carr, nieces of the bride were flowergirls. Readings were by friends of the bride, Mary Breslin and Diane Boyle. The groom’s sisters, Jackie and Anne read Prayers of the Faithful. Bridie Conefry and Patrick Kilroy brought the Gifts to the Altar. Joseph Mc Ginty, the bride’s cousin from Toronto read a reflection. The reception was held in The Lake House Hotel, Clooney, Portnoo, and the honeymoon was spent in Rome.

Danny Kennedy and Linda Mc Laughlin were married in St. Columba’s Church, Drumoghill, on Saturday 1st September 2001. Fr. Willie Mc Menamin officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Danny is a son of Sadie and the late Jimmy Kennedy, Maas, Glenties and Linda is a daughter of Dermot and Teresa Mc Laughlin, Manorcunningham. Her father gave the bride away and her sister Anne Mc Laughlin was her bridesmaid. Dave Roberts a friend of the groom was bestman. Aoife Mc Laughlin, cousin of the bride was flowergirl and Jamie Kennedy, nephew of the groom was pageboy. Readings were by Mary Kennedy and John Mc Laughlin, brother and sister of the bride and groom. Andrea Doherty and Danny Mc Elhinney read Prayers of the Faithful. Cousins of the bride, Ryan, Connor, Aoife and Emmet Mc Laughlin brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in Kee’s Hotel, Stranorlar and the honeymoon was spent in Cyprus.

Congratulations to Mary Mc Closkey, Glenties and Gerard Mc Nelis, Narin who were married in Glenties last Saturday.

Congratulations also to Caroline Doherty, The Rock, Glenties and Raymond Friel, Glenswilly, who were married in Ardara last Saturday. More details later.

Congratulations to Packie and Eileen Mc Cahill, Derries, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently.

Congratulations to Teresa and Tom Jordan, Dublin, on the birth of their second child on the 12th September 2001, a baby brother for Aoife. Teresa is a daughter of Jack and Nora O’ Donnell, Ard Patrick, Glenties.

Congratulations also to Angeline and John Ashworth, Dublin on the birth of their first child, a baby boy, on the 12th September 2001. Angeline is a daughter of Noel and Bridie Conefry, Mill Road, Glenties.

The Harvest Fair is over for another year. All day as usual, the street was thronged with people, young and old. There were stalls in abundance, from the Station Brae out to the Convent gate on the Mill Road. It rained heavy early in the morning but dried up before 10a.m. There were some light showers during the day and some heavier ones in the evening. On the whole, it wasn’t too bad.

RECENT DEATH
The death took place in Dungloe Hospital on Monday 10th September 2001 of Maura Mc Dyer, daughter of the late Patrick and Aggie Mc Dyer, Derries, Glenties. Her remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday evening. Fr. Patrick Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass on Thursday morning. Burial took place in the New Cemetery. Brothers, Gerard, Derries, Conal, England, John, U.S.A., sisters, Annette, Derries, Bernadette, England, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended, survive Maura. Her brother, Packie who was in the U.S.A. predeceased her some years ago.

A Special Service was held in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties at 2p.m. on Friday 14th September ’01 for the victims and families of the American tragedy. A large number of people attended the Service.