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News on August 23rd 2001

LITERARY AWARDS
Literary Award Winners at the 2001 Patrick MacGill Summer School were

Primary School Section
Poetry

Junior Infants

Only one entry My Brother by-Mary Dillon, Meenagowan N.S., Lettermacaward

Senior Infants

1st Prize – McCready’s Cafe by Jamie McCready, Meenagowan N.S.
2nd Prize – My Toys by Amara Bonner, Meenagowan N.S.
3rd Prize – Orla Octopus by Paula Boyle, Kilkenny N.S.

First Class

1st Prize – Sooty by Sinead Gallagher, St.Conal’s N.S. Narin.
2nd Prize – Jack The Crocodile by Ian Lynch, Killian N. S., Inver
3rd Prize – My Godparents by Chloe Mc Ginley, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin.

Second Class

1st Prize – On The Farm by Hughie Gallagher, St. Riaghan’s N.S., Drinimerosh.
2nd Prize – The Alien by Leela Voss, Killian N. S., Inver. Joint
3rd Prize – Summer Holiday by Paul Gavigan, St. Conal’s N. S., Narin and Magic Seashore by Kieran Me Dyer, Kilkenny N. S.

Third Class

1st Prize – Me by Michael Me Cole, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin.
2nd Prize – Summer by Roisin Breslin, Scoil Mhin Tine De, Ardara.
3rd Prize – My Life As A Well by Marcus Ward Scoil Mhin Tine De, Ardara.

Four Highly Commended
School by Christopher Campbell, Crannog Bui N.S., Ardara
My Family by Connor Tonry, St. Conal’s N. S., Narin,
The Zoo by Amanda Shovlin, St. Conal’s N. S. Narin,
I Never Knew Her Name by Molly Heatley Mulhall, Scoil Mhin Tine De, Ardara.

Fourth Class

1st Prize – An Fear Ramher by Nollaig Ni Charthaigh, St. Conal’s N. S., Narin.
2nd Prize – Snow In The Countryside by Rory Boyle, Kilkenny N. S.
3rd Prize – Creations by Caoimhe Haughey, Scoil Mhin Tine De, Ardara.

Two Highly Commended
A Good Samaritan by Siobhan Shovlin, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin,
The Man Fro Tyron by Kevin Breslin, S.N. Crannog Bui, Ardara.

Fifth Class

1st Prize – Myself by Mary Faherty, Niall Mor N.S. Killybegs.
2nd Prize – The Seaside By Patricia Gallagher, Meenagowan N.S.
3rd Prize – Seasuir by Tara Molloy, Meenagowan N. S. Lettermacaward.

Two Highly Commended
The Sun by Patricia Mc Devitt Kilkenny N. S.,
Butterfly by Michelle Me Hugh, Scoil Mhin Tine

Sixth Class

1st Prize – MY Life As A Chair by Noel Gallagher, Scoil ~ Tine De, Ardara.
2nd Prize – Jesse An Madra by Martina Mc Devitt, Kilkenny N. S. Glenties.
3rd Prize – Rain by Niles Nicholls, Drimnacrosh N. S.

Two Highly Commended
Magic by Aine Regan, Mill Road, Glenties and
My Holiday by 1-lannah Me Morrow, Meenagowan N. S.

Primary School Section
Stories

First Class

1st Prize – Snow by Kevin Herron, Drimnacrosh N.S.
2nd Prize – Spark by Mary Rose Mc Loone, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.
3rd Prize – The Magical Snowman by Riaghan O’Callaghan, St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh.

Highly Commended
My Rabbit by Philip Boyle, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.

Second Class

1st Prize – Under The Sea by Leela Voss, Killian N.S. Inver.
2nd Prize – Mini King by Mark Watters, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.
3rd Prize – The Hen and The Fox by Fionn Hennessey, Meenagowan N. S.

Highly Commended
Space by Sinead Gavigan, St. Conal’s N. S. Narin.

Third Class

1st Prize – Naomh Padraig in Eirinn sa Bhliain 2001 by Bridin Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh, Luinneach N.S., Derrybeg.
2nd Prize – A Lucky Calf by Christopher Campbell, Crannog Bui N.S. Ardara.
3rd Prize – The Little Town of Butterfly by Catherine White, Niall Mor N. S. Killybegs.

Fourth Class

1st Prize – Casey Coopers Crazy Carnival by Claire Tonry, St Conal’s N. S. Narin.
2nd prize – Mars Bars by Shaun Keeney, Scoil Mhin Tine De, Ardara.
3rd Prize – The Land of Xorga by Caoimhe Haughey Scoil Mhin Tine De, Ardara.

Two Highly Commended
Our School Tour by Michael Moore, Niall Mor N.S. Killybegs.
My Favourite Place by Anthony O’Callaghan, Drimnacrosh N. S.

Fifth Class

1st Prize – Super Kids and the Planet Mars by Philip Sharos, Meenagowan N.S.
2nd Prize – Moving by Mairead Slowey, St Conal’s N.S. Narin.
3rd Prize – A Dream 1 Had by Rebecca McHugh, Niall Mor N.S. Killybegs.

Four Highly Commended
The Cassette by Lorraine Boyle, St. Conal’s N. S. Narin.
World Cup by Christopher Hanlon, Meenagowan N. S.
The Orphan Princess by Melissa Melly, Meenagowan N. S.
Susie Saves Dooley’s Day by Teresa Gallagher, The Roose, Inver.

Special Top Prize
Going to Florida by Oisin Hennessey, Meenagowan N.S.

Sixth Class

1st Prize – Crock Of Gold by Karen Heena. Crumlin, Ardara.
2nd Prize – The Dream of Fire by Caroline Given, Crannog Bui N.S. Ardara.
3rd Prize – -It’s An Ill Wind by Aine Regan, Mill Road, Glenties.

Highly Commended
Lost by Paddy Mc Grath, Crannog Bui N.S. Ardara.

Special Prize
Scanradh Milltineach by Karen Heena. Crumlin, Ardara.

Secondary School Section

1st Prize Soup Kitchen by Roisin Anna Ni Charthaigh, St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties.
2nd Prize – My Best Friend Saved My Life by Roisin Mc Crossan, Convent Grammar School, Strabane.
3rd Prize – A Ghostly Experience by Carmel Gallinagh, Gairm Scoil, Chu Uladh, Ballinanmore.

Five Highly Commended
Adam by Bronagh Forbes, Convent Grammar School, Strabane, Co Tyrone,
Fever by Roisin Anna Ni Charthaigh, St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties,
My Granny by Lisa Gallagher, Convent Grammar School, Strabane,
Daddy by Aileen Boggs, Convent Grammar School, Strabane
Death of and Irishman by Stephen Mc Ginley, Gairm Scoil Chu Uladh, Ballinamore.

Adult Poetry Section
Gaeilge

1st Prize – Uair Amhain Eile by Anna Colhoun, Donegal Town.
2nd Prize – An Tiomáint Abhaile by Seosamh Mac Suibhne, Dun Na nGall.
3rd Prize – An Turas Dheireannach by Tina Ni Ghallachir, Bunbeg, Co. Donegal.

Highly Commended
An T-Oileán Treigthe by Brid Ni Bháceir, Derrybeg, Co. Donegal.

English

First Prize – A Farewell by Patricia Morris, Convoy.
Second Prize – Dragonfly by Anna Colhoun, Donegal Town.
T
hird Prize – Ode by Mark Leemey, Carrigart, Co. Donegal.

Three Highly Commended
Padlocked by Evelyn Nolon Dowling, Naas, Co. Kildare,
Dream Catcher by Sarah Lough Ardara, Looking In by Maureen Mc Ateer, Gweedore.

PILGREMAGE
There will be a Pilgrimage to the Shrines of France from the 19th to 26th October 2001. The Pilgrimage will include the Shrines of St. Bernadette of Lourdes ‘. St. Therese of Liseux, St. Vincent de Paul and the Miraculous Medal at the Rue de Bac in Paris, also sightseeing tours to the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and other places of interest. Spiritual director is Fr. Dermott Harkin SMM. Flight from Dublin – Cost IR£595.00. Pilgrimage Organiser – Charlie Gillespie, Derry. Telephone No. from Donegal – 048 7129 1118.

GARDENFETE
Letterkenny General / St. Coral’s Hospital are running a Garden Fete in the Letterkenny Town Park next Sunday 26 August 2p.nL – 6p.m. All proceeds in aid of a bus to transport cancer patients from Donegal to Dublin for treatment.

COURSE
An intensive Professional Acting for Screen & Camera Course “I take place in Ostann Na Rosann on Saturday and Sunday 25’h & 26′ August from 1p.m. to 8.30p.m. each day. Please note new dates. Workshops will include Acting; Acting for Screen 1 Camera and Audition Techniques for Film and TV. There will also be an opportunity for agency recruitment. Course director is Shane Munro. Beginners and experienced welcome (min. age 1 5). To book, ring 074 – 26994.

WEDDING
Ann McGlynn and Declan Meehan were married in The Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour,
Glenfinn on Saturday 4ffi August 2001. Fr. John Mc Glynn, uncle of the bride, officiated, and was chief celebrant at Nuptial Mass. Fr. Seamus Meehan, P.P., Dungloe (cousin of the groom), Fr. Hugh Sweeney, P.P., Glenfinn and Fr. Philip Daly, C.C., Kilclooney were the concelebrants. Altar Server was Michelle O’Connor. Ann is a daughter of Danny and Bridie Mc Glynn, Letterbrick, Cloghan and Declan is a son of John Joe and Lizzie Meehan, Meenacally, Donegal Town. Eileen Me Glynn, Ann’s sister was her bridesmaid and Therese Mc Glynn and Niamh Byrne were flower girls. John Meehan was best man.
Readings were by Mary Me Glynn and Dermot Meehan sister of the bride and brother of the groom. Siobhan Dennehy, Karen Me Gee, friends of the bride and Noreen Meehan sister of the groom read Prayers of the Faithful. Barbara Boyle read a Reflection. Music and singing was by Glenties Folk Group. The reception was held in the Central Hotel, Donegal Town and the honeymoon is being spent in Florida. Ann is a teacher in Scoil Mhuire, Glenties and I’m sure her pupils wish her and her husband every happiness.

News on August 16th 2001

Champions
Congratulations to our U/12 footballers who won the division 2 County final for the second year in succession.
Congratulations to Naomh Conail U/15 team who won the County Óg Sport 7-a-side competition in Gweedore on Saturday last. On the day, they defeated teams from Moville, Falcarragh, Annagry and Ardara before going on to beat a strong Ballyshannon side in the final. This is a unique achievement for the club as it is the third year in succession that they won the Óg Sport. Great credit must go to the following panel: – Eugene Molloy, Phelim Mc Devitt, Donal Cape (captain), Hugh Mc Devitt, Conal Mc Nelis, Anthony Thompson, Michael Regan, Brendan Mc Dyre, Gerard Mc Devitt and James Gallagher. The team is managed by Connie Doherty, Terence Gallagher and Michael Quinn. They now go on to represent the club and county in the prestigious Ulster Óg Sport Finals which will be held in Co. Down on Saturday 1st September.

Computer Classes
Beginning 3rd September, “Women Together” is hosting a basic computer class, which will be held over an eight-week period. This course will consist of eight two-hour sessions, and will take place in the club of mobile IT. Facility. Cost is £25 per person. There are twelve places available. To book your place, please call into “New Earth of Glenties” shop on the main street. Places are booked by leaving a deposit of £10. Twelve names will be taken. A further two names will be listed in case places become available later.

Wedding
Martin Doherty and Edwina Sweeney were married in St. Crone’s Church, Dungloe on Saturday 4th August 2001. Martin is a son of John and Nellie Doherty, Ard McGill, Glenties and Edwina is a daughter of Willie and Bella Sweeney, Cloughwally, Dungloe. Fr. Niall Coll C.C. Dungloe officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Her father gave the bride away and her sister Louise Sweeney was bridesmaid. Gerry Doherty, twin brother of the groom was bestman. Jenny and Anna Lousie Sweeney, Niamh Doogan and Alison Doherty, nieces of the bride and groom were flowergirls. Reading were by Connie Doherty, brother of the groom and Miles Sweeney, brother of the bride. Mark Sweeney, nephew of the bride, Gerry and Paul Doherty, brother and nephew of the groom, Margaret McDonnell, Louise Sweeney, sisters of the bride read the Prayers of the Faithful. Both mothers brought the gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in Woodhill House, Ardara and the honeymoon was spent touring.

Lough Derg
A limited number of places are still available for one-day retreats to Lough Derg : – August 18th/19th/20th/21st/22nd/23rd/24th/25th/26th/27th/28th/29th September 2nd/3rd/10th/15th/16th/17th/22nd/23rd. Cost is £15 and includes boat fare and light lunch. No fasting or walking barefoot required. Advance booking essential. Ring 072-61518. Monday 13th August is the last day for beginning the Three-day Pilgrimage.

Water Safety Week
Young people from around the area will be enjoying the annual Water Safety Week in Narin next week, from 20th to 24th August, hopefully with an improvement in weather conditions! Classes for Glenties “Swim” candidates will start at around 11:45 a.m. on Monday. However, please note, this time may be changed on subsequent days. The bus will leave McGuinness’s at 11:30a.m. on Monday. The Water Safety candidates, i.e. those who have passed “Swim 5” and are 11 years or over, should be down at the pier in Portnoo at 5p.m. on Monday. Sost of the week is £10 for 1, £15 for 2 and £20 for 3 of a family.
Enquiries please phone 075-51347.

Congratulations
Congratulations to John Quinn, Mully, Glenties and Caroline Kelly, Draperstown, who were married last Thursday.
Congratulations to Ann McGlynn, Glenfin (a teacher in Scoil Mhuire, Glenties) and Declan Meehan, Donegal who were married in Glenfin on Saturday 4th August.

Bus to Knock
A bus will leave Edeninfagh at 8:15 a.m. and Glenties at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday 18th August for the annual Raphoe Pilgrimage to Knock. To book ring 075-51284.

Tidy Town
The Tidy Town Committee wish to remind people that the adjudicators are expected on their final visit in the next few weeks. Please keep the town litter-free. It is great to see so many newly painted buildings in the town this summer.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Martin Joyce, Ard McGill, Glenties on the death of his mother, Barbara Joyce, which took place in Galway recently.

Summer School
Today Thursday and tomorrow, Friday are the last two days of the 21st Patrick MacGill Summer School here in Glenties. There is a workshop in the Highlands Hotel at 11a.m. today “Alcohol use and abuse” and at 4:30p.m. in the Comprehensive School, a talk will be given by William Gallagher, RHA Gallery Education Officer & former curator of The Glebe Gallery, on Derek Hill, St. Columb’s, Glenveagh & Tory.
The speakers tonight on the Summer School Theme (Drugs and Alcohol in Irish Society – Use and Abuse) in the Comprehensive School at 8:00p.m. are Dr. Mick Loftus, Mayo County Coroner and former President GAA, Fr. Michael MacGreil SJ, Sociologist & Chairman Pioneer Total Abstinence Assoc., Sister Veronica Mangan, Director of “Aislinn” and Dr. Ann Hope, National Alcohol Policy Advisor. The Chairperson is Mr. John Carr, General Secretary Designate I.N.T.O.
The workshop tomorrow, Friday at 11a.m. in the Highlands Hotel is “Drug Use – Reducing the Risks”.
The talk at 4:30p.m. is also in the Hotel “Memories of Patrick MacGill” by Dr. Owen McGowan, U.S.A. Speakers on Friday night in the Comprehensive School are Ms. Margaret Prendergast, Director of Harristown House Treatment Centre, Mrs Judith Gillespie, RUC Det. Superintendent & Head of Drugs Squad, Dr. Patrick Tubridy, Psychiatrist, Fr. Sean Cassin OFM, Merchant’s Quay Project. Chairperson is Mr. Paul McDaid, Area drugs Strategy Coordinator (Donegal) N.W.H.B.

Harvest Fair Festival
It is now less than four weeks until this year’s festival and programmes of the events are now in circulation. Locals should remember that it is being organized for their enjoyment and the more participation there is, the more enjoyment they will have. There are events to suit everyone. The street parade on the Sunday is one of the major attractions and al clubs, associations and business houses should make a big effort this year to have a float in the parade. All types of old vehicles; trucks, cars, tractors and old farm machinery can take part and should be entered on the day. The More the merrier!
Last year fifteen girls entered the Festival Queen Competition and enjoyed the experience, at this stage names of this year’s entrant should be given to Amanda McGuigan. Business houses and clubs entering contestants should give their names to Amanda 15th so that sashes can be made on time.
There will be an inter-pub competition this year comprising of the following events – 1. Killer Pool, 2. Blindfold Obstacle Race, 3. Feed the Goat, 4. Round Bale Rolling Competition. Pubs are to nominate five people only, to represent them. Accumulated score will judge winners over the four events, which will be held on the Saturday and the Monday. There is a prize of £100 for the winning team and £50 for the runners up. Publicans should at this stage approach their customers for volunteers. Letters will be sent out in the next few days to local businesses seeking sponsorship for this year’s festival and the festival committee would appreciate a similar response to last year, which was very supportive.

Glenties Notes on August 9th 2001

Champions
Congratulations to our U/12 footballers who won the county B final in Ballybofey on Sunday evening.

Computer Classes
Beginning 3rd September, “Women Together” is hosting a basic computer class, which will be held over an eight-week period. This course will consist of eight two-hour sessions, and will take place in the club of mobile I.T. facility. Cost is £25 per person. There are twelve places available. To book your place, please call into “New Earth of Glenties” shop on the main street. Places are booked by leaving a deposit of £10. Twelve names will be taken. A further two names will be listed in case places become available later.

Lough Derg
A limited number of places are still available for one-day retreats to Lough Derg : – August 18th/19th/20th/21st/22nd/23rd/24th/25th/26th/27th/28th/29th September 2nd/3rd/10th/15th/16th/17th/22nd/23rd. Cost is £15 and includes boat fare and light lunch. No fasting or walking barefoot required. Advance booking essential. Ring 072-61518. Monday 13th August is the last day for beginning the Three-Day Pilgrimage.

Water Safety Week
Irish Water Safety are holding their water safety week in Narin from Monday 20th to Friday 24th August. This is an opportunity for everybody to become more aware of water safety and to work for a swim or safety certificate. A bus will leave McGuinness’s at 11:30 a.m. on Monday 20th. Cost of the week is £10 per child, £15 for two and £20 for three of a family. For further information please ring 075-51347.

Bus to Knock
A bus will leave Edeninfagh at 8:15 a.m. and Glenties at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday 18th August for the annual Raphoe Pilgrimage to Knock. To book ring 075-51284.

Tidy Town
The Tidy Town Committee wish to remind people that the adjudicators are expected on their final visit in the next few weeks. Please keep the town litter-free. It is great to see so many newly painted buildings in the town this summer.

Harvest Fair Festival
It is now less than five weeks until this year’s festival and programmes of the events are now in circulation. Locals should remember that it is being organized for their enjoyment and the more participation there is, the more enjoyment they will have. There are events to suit everyone. The street parade on the Sunday is one of the major attractions and al clubs, associations and business houses should make a big effort this year to have a float in the parade. All types of old vehicles; trucks, cars, tractors and old farm machinery can take part and should be entered on the day. The More the merrier!
Last year fifteen girls entered the Festival Queen Competition and enjoyed the experience, at this stage names of this year’s entrant should be given to Amanda McGuigan. Business houses and clubs entering contestants should give their names to Amanda 15th so that sashes can be made on time.
There will be an inter-pub competition this year comprising of the following events – 1. Killer Pool, 2. Blindfold Obstacle Race, 3. Feed the Goat, 4. Round Bale Rolling Competition. Pubs are to nominate five people only, to represent them. Accumulated score will judge winners over the four events, which will be held on the Saturday and the Monday. There is a prize of £100 for the winning team and £50 for the runners up. Publicans should at this stage approach their customers for volunteers. Letters will be sent out in the next few days to local businesses seeking sponsorship for this year’s festival and the festival committee would appreciate a similar response to last year, which was very supportive.

Glenties Notes on August 2nd 2001

The Harvest Fair Festival is being held this year from Saturday September 8th through to Wednesday 12th. This year’s committee have been holding regular Wednesday night meetings for the past few months. The programme of events is finalised and was sent to the printers last week, so hopefully the programmes will be available for distribution this weekend. A number of annual events are included and a number of novel new ones should provide entertainment for all ages. One of the new ones is a laser games battle arena, which is being set up in the Limelight at 4.30p.m. on the Sunday. This is an event not to be missed by the young and not so young. A number of marching bands are organised for the Sunday Street Parade together with vintage cars, ‘Farmers Trot’ and Children’s Fancy Dress. It is so important that local business’ clubs and committees enter street floats in this parade and plans should be well advanced at this stage. Unfortunately last year there was a very poor response so please start working / planning now. A pool competition is being held on the Monday and Tuesday evenings. Winner receives £100. Entries must be given to Alan Kee before Friday 7th September. Cards are in circulation locally for a fundraising event called ‘Message in a Bottle River Race’. Tickets are £1 each and please assist the committee by supporting this event. Guinness Ireland has agreed this year again to be involved as main sponsor and we are grateful. Local sponsorship will be collected shortly and a similar response to last year is expected.

The death took place in Killybegs Hospital of John Haughey, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent and formerly of Mill Road, Glenties on Thursday 26th July 2001. His remains were brought to his home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday evening. Fr. Patrick Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass on Saturday morning. Music at Mass was by Sr. Immaculata on the organ. Burial took place in the New Cemetery. His only brother Patsy died in the United States some years ago. Sincere sympathy is extended to his nieces, nephews, sister-in-law, other relatives, friends and neighbours.

We were blessed with a beautiful afternoon for our annual Graveyard Mass in the New Graveyard, Glenties. There was a very big attendance again this year. Fr. Prendergast assisted by Fr. Denis Quinn celebrated the Mass. The graves were blessed before Mass and Rose Molloy recited the Rosary during the blessing.

Mass will be celebrated in Kilraine Graveyard on Thursday evening 9th August at 7.30p.m.

The annual Raphoe Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday 18th August, led by Most Rev. Philip Boyce D.D., Bishop of Raphoe. Confessions begin at 11a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 3.00p.m. with Special Anointing & Blessing of the Sick during the Mass.

On Saturday 21st July 2001 Ann Melly and Patrick Patton were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties. Cousin of the bride, Fr. Paul Mc Geehan assisted by Fr. Patrick Prendergast officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Ann is a daughter of James and Breid Melly, Strasallagh, Glenties and Patrick is a son of Patrick and Breid Patton, Letterkenny. Her father gave the bride away and two friends, Michelle Mc Dyer and Jane Mc Groary were bridesmaids. Noel Kelly was bestman and Rory O’Brien was groomsman, both friends of the groom. Amy O’Brien was flowergirl and Patrick Mc Cready was pageboy. Readings were by Sheila Patton and Mary O’Brien, sisters of the groom and Nora Mc Cready read the Psalm. Robert O’Brien, Mary Gormley and Threasa Faulkner read Prayers of the Faithful. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in The Mill Park Hotel, Donegal and the honeymoon was spent in Rome.

Glenties Notes on July 26th 2001

RECENT DEATHS

Josie Boyce, Mill Road died in Letterkenny Hospital on Friday 20th July ’01after a short illness. His remains came home that evening and were brought to St. Connell’s Church on Saturday evening. Fr. Prendergast, Canon Leo Moore and Fr. Dan Mc Dyer concelebrated Requiem Mass on Sunday at 11a.m.

He was buried in the New Graveyard. He was in his 87th year.

Gracie Mc Monagle, Tievealough died in Donegal hospital on Saturday 21st July’01and her remains were brought home later that day. She was buried in Edeninfagh today, Monday after Requiem Mass in The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh.

Patrick Gallagher formerly of Ardun died in Doncaster last week. He is a brother of Ownie and Johnny Gallagher, Ardun and of Bridget Sweeney, Letterilly.

CONGRATS

Congratulations to Ann Melly and Patrick Patton, who were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 21st July ’01. Ann is a daughter of James and Breid Melly, Strasallagh and Patrick is from Letterkenny.

Well done to Terry Mc Hugh, (who’s late father, Francie came from Stranaglough) who set a new world-record when he won his 18th successive national Javelin Title last weekend.

Glenties Notes on July 19th 2001

Mass will be celebrated in The Old Graveyard, on the Glen Road, Glenties, next Thursday 19th July at 7.30p.m.

Congratulations to Anne Marie Mc Dermott, Meenagrubby, Glenties and Seamus Hunter, Carrigart, who were married in The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh, on Saturday last.

Congratulations to Orlaith Gallagher, Station Road, Glenties and Niall Kavanagh, Galway, who were married in St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny on Saturday last.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Mary Wilson, Convoy, who died in Letterkenny Hospital on Thursday 12th July 2001and was buried in Convoy on Saturday. Mary was a daughter of the late Willie and Kate Roarty, Drimalough, Glenties.

Sincere sympathy is extended to John Gallagher, Mullantyboyle, Glenties on the death of his brother, Brendan Gallagher, Ardara, who died tragically in Germany. Also to all his relatives and friends.

The Theme of the annual Patrick Mc Gill Summer School this year is “Drugs and Alcohol in Ireland – use and abuse”. It gets under way on Sunday 12th and continues until Friday 17th August.

Glenties Notes on July 6th 2001

Congratulations and best wishes to Rev. Martin Timoney, who was ordained to the priesthood on Sunday 1st July 2001 by Bishop Philip Boyce in St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny. Fr. Martin came home to a great welcome with the route decorated with buntings, flags and banners. Bonfires also blazed along the way. Everyone is invited to join in the celebration of his First Mass of Thanksgiving is in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh tonight, Monday 2nd July at 7.30p.m. and receive his First Blessing. His first Mass in Glenties will be on Saturday next 7th July at 7.30p.m. Fr. Martin is a son of Brian and Anne Timoney, Knockletragh.

Congratulations to Maeve Ward, Buncrubog, Glenties and Martin Bell, Glenfin who were married on Saturday last.

Congratulations to Paddy Joe and Bridget Boyle, Letterilly, Glenties, who celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary recently.

Congratulations to Josephine and Owen Harkin, Rosbeg, on the birth recently of their fourth child, a baby sister for Aoife, Fionnuala and Eoghan. Josephine is a daughter of Peter and Kathleen Gallagher, Main Street, Glenties.

Glenties Notes on June 25th 2001

Graveyard Mass in Glenties this year is on Sunday 29th July at 3.00p.m. and in Edeninfagh on Sunday 12th August at 3.00p.m.

Congratulations to Kathleen and Michael Corduff, Dublin, who celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary recently. Kathleen is a daughter of Francie and Josie Houston, The Rock, Glenties.

Congratulations to Fiona Breslin, Ard Patrick, Glenties and Laurence Breslin, Ardara who got engaged recently.

Congratulations to P.J. Gallagher and Sinead Corr who were married on Sunday 17th June ’01 in Ballygarry Church, Cavan. P.J. is a son of Annie and the late Connie Gallagher, The Mines, Kilraine and Sinead is a daughter of George and Stella Corr, Listern, Cavan. The bride was given away by her father and was attended by her sisters, Jennifer Corr and Rhona Creegan. Christy Gallagher, brother of the groom was bestman and a friend, Padraig Cunnane, was groomsman. Sophie Corr and Aimee Gallagher, nieces of the bride and groom were flowergirls and Jack Corr, nephew of the bride was a pageboy. Readings were by Martin Donaghue, friend of the groom and Enda Corr, brother of the bride. Eileen Gallagher, sister-in-law of the groom and Geraldine Mulcaire, friend of the couple brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan and the honeymoon is being spent in Australia.

Bridie Mc Mullin, Ardconnell, Glenties died in Strangriff Nursing Home, Stranorlar on Tuesday 19th June ’01. Her remains came to her home later that day and were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Wednesday evening. Fr. Prendergast P.P. celebrated Requiem Mass on Thursday morning. Readings were by nephews, Sean Houston and Patsy Mc Hugh, and niece Rosaleen Devally read the Psalm. Music was by Sr. Immaculata on the organ. Burial took place in the New Cemetery. Bridie spent a good part of her life in America before returning home some years ago. She is survived by sisters, Josie Houston, The Rock, Mary Mc Hugh, Ardconnell, Glenties, Teresa Mc Mullin, Frosses, Kathleen Rowe, Devon, and one brother, Tommy Mc Mullin, Boston, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Four sisters, Aggie, Rosha, Nan and Chris predeceased Bridie.

Glenties Notes on June 12th 2001

Congratulations to Marguerite and Donal Mc Loone, Lower Main Street, Glenties on the birth of their third child, a baby sister for Brian and Daniel.

Congratulations to the boys and girls from Glenties, Kilkenny and Drimnacrosh national schools who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 9th June. They were – John Gallagher, Andrew Scott, Moya Mannering, Shauna Mc Grath, Gerard Melly, Camilla Molloy, Rose Gallagher, John O’ Malley, Danielle Byrne, Donal Corcoran, Christine Breslin, Ciara Molloy, Ronan O’ Donnell, Lorraine Molloy, Shane Molloy, Kevin Boyle, Conor Ferguson, Kieran Mc Dyre, Hughie Gallagher, Joanne Boyle, Michelle Quinn, Gerard Molloy and James Melly.

West Coast Cormorants Swimming Club held their end-of-year Gala in Ballyshannon Pool on Wednesday 27th May. This marked the end of another very successful year, with two eight-week teaching sessions in Letterkenny, while the teenagers availed of Water Safety classes in Ballyshannon earlier in the year. The Gala was a great occasion, combining closely fought races and fun events as well. The results were as follows —Girls 11 and under—1st Alanna Molloy, 2nd Barbara Boyle, 3rd Melissa Byrne. Girls 10-12 —1st Laura Gallagher, 2nd Irene Boyle, 3rd Deirdre Mc Gill. Girls over 12 — 1st Alyce Mc Grath, 2nd Aisling Corcoran, 3rdAine Scott. Boys 12 and under—1st Jamie Molloy, 2nd Patrick Moss, 3rd Thomas Scott.

2 Width Race (A)—1st Dualbhta Mc Mullin, 2nd Suzanne Mulhern, 3rd Daniel Shovlin. 2 Width Race (B) 1st Shane Mc Donnell, 2nd Mairéad Mc Devitt, 3rd Colette Breslin.

The Swimmer of the Year Cup was handed over by last year’s winner Daniel Shovlin, Kilraine. Laura Gallagher from the Glen of Glenties was the winner this year. Laura has been a dedicated swimmer for some time now and we hope she continues to enjoy swimming for many years. This year we say goodbye and thanks to Anne Hayden and Sean Mc Kenna who have given many years of teaching service to the Club. We welcome the help of new recruits Eleanor Cape and Kieran Gallagher and we hope to see more of the young people taking an interest in the teaching area. Many thanks to the teachers and committee and many helpers at the Gala, who helped to make it such a successful year.

Glenties Notes on May 30th 2001

Hughie Gallagher, Derries died in Letterkenny Hospital early on Tuesday morning 22nd May 2001. He only went in to hospital on Sunday. His remains were brought to his home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning for Requiem Mass which was celebrated by Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir. Readings were by two sons-in-law of Hughie’s, Eddie Doherty and Fergus Mc Gee. Michael, Gavin and Jason Doherty, Paul, Tracey and Stephen Meally and Kevin Mc Gee read Prayers of the Faithful. Anthony Joseph Gallagher, Orla Mc Gee, Kieran and Michelle Carr, Hughie Gallagher, Stephen Meally and Lisa Gallagher brought the Gifts to the Altar. All are grandchildren of the deceased. Music and singing was by Thomas Donaghue, Siobhan Mc Elhinney, Amanda Mc Guigan and Marie Bonner

Burial took place in the New Cemetery. Hughie is survived by his wife, Annie, son Joseph, daughters, Teresa, Eilish, Dolorous, Rita and Francis, brothers, John and Con, sisters, Mary and Annie, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

The Relics of St. Thérése will be in the Cathedral in Letterkenny on Friday 1st June, St. Fionan’s Church, Falcarragh on Saturday 2nd June and will be passing through Dungloe, Glenties and Ardara on their way to the Church of St. Conal and Joseph, Bruckless on Sunday 3rd June. When the Relics are going through Glenties between approx. 1p.m. and 1.30 p.m. it has been arranged that the “Thérésemobile” will slow down. The National Steering Committee for the Pilgrimage of Grace has asked that the “Thérésemobile” would not be stopped along the route. The Reliquary of St. Thérése is visible from the “Thérésemobile”. Fr. Nigel would like if the people of the parish – all ages were to form a guard of honour on both sides of the town and throw petals or roses in front of the reliquary as it passes to honour this little saint and ask her intercession on our community. This is an historical occasion for Glenties as it is St. Thérése’s second visit to the town … on her last visit she appeared to a young girl in Gortnamuclagh on 27th January 1913 and cured her mother who was terminally ill.

Congratulations to Grainne and Michael Boyle, Ard Patrick, Glenties on the birth on Wednesday 23rd May 2001 in Letterkenny Hospital, of their second child, a little sister for Michella.