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Glenties Notes on Feburary 28th 2001

Congratulations to Mary and Sean Connaughton, The Rock, Glenties on the birth in Letterkenny Hospital on Monday 19th February of their baby daughter, a little sister for Ryan.

The death took place in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar on Wednesday 21st February 2001 of Neil Mc Hugh, Stranaglough, Glenties. His remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday evening. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. celebrated Requiem Mass on Friday morning. Readings were by his nephew, Seamus Mc Hugh and grandnephew, Ross Campbell. The Gifts were brought to the Altar by nephew, Sean McHugh and nieces Mary Ellen Mc Ginty and Anne Smith. Music was by Sr. Immaculata on the organ. Burial took place in the New Cemetery. Neil was the last member of his family to die. His five brothers, James, Danny, Patsy, Francie and John predeceased him. Danny died just five weeks ago on January 18th. Sincere sympathy is extended to his nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and all his relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Eileen Boyce, Mullinamina, Glenties who died on Saturday last.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives of Paddy Browne, formerly of Letterilly, Glenties, who died recently in England.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family of Patsy Friel, Drimnacrosh, Glenties, who died suddenly on Sunday last.

A special Interdenominational Service of Remembrance for all families who have suffered the loss of a loved one, through miscarriage, stillbirth or neo-natal death, will take place in Conwal Parish Church, Letterkenny, on Sunday next 4th March at 4.00 p.m.

There will be a Horticultural Night in the Highlands Hotel on Thursday 8th March at 8.00 p.m. hosted by Mr. Tommy Ronnaghan, Highland Radio Gardening Expert. All queries and concerns will be expertly handled on the night. There will be a variety of plants, trees and shrubs, available for sale afterwards. As this is also National Tree Week it is the perfect opportunity to get in touch with nature. All welcome! Admission – £2.00.

The organisers of the Tribute to Brendan Maxwell wish to thank all who made the night such a success; those who attended the function, gave spot prizes, made donations or helped in any way. A special thanks to the Bands who made the night possible.

To mark Woman’s World Day of Prayer, a special International and Interdenominational Service takes place in the Church of Ireland, Ardara on Friday 2nd March at 8.30p.m. All men and women are welcome.

Glenties Notes on February 20th 2001

Congratulations to Angela and James Griffen, Derries, Glenties, on the birth of their baby girl in Letterkenny Hospital on Thursday 15th February 2001. A little sister for Stephen.

Congratulations to Leonard Gildea, who recently graduated from Trinity College with an Honorary Degree in Construction Economics. Leonard is a son of Neily and Teresa Gildea, Kentucky, Ardara and grandson of the late Foncie and Sophia Gildea, Mill Road, Glenties.

Pat Gallagher, Kilraine, Glenties died in Donegal Hospital on Saturday last 17th February. He was waked at his sister Mary Breslin’s home in Kilraine. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. celebrated Requiem Mass on Monday morning. Readings were by a niece and nephew of Pat’s, James Breslin and Dolores Carr. Burial took place in the New Cemetery. His brothers, Neil and Jimmy predeceased him. Jimmy died on the 1st February just over two weeks ago. Two sisters, Mary and Annie, three brothers, John, Connie and Hughie, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended, survive him.

Glenties Notes on February 13th 2001

Sincere sympathy is extended to Bried Roarty, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties, who recently had a double bereavement. Her father, Martin Connor, Belmullet, Co. Mayo, died two weeks after his wife.

Congratulations to Anne and Kieran Kennedy, Stranaglough, Glenties on the birth in Letterkenny Hospital, on Thursday 8th February of their baby boy, a little brother for Stacey.

Congratulations to Mick and Anne Boyle, Ard Patrick, Glenties, who celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary last weekend.

The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association wishes to thank all those who attended their recent Social & Barn Dance; those who did home-baking and helped with the tea, those who donated gifts for the Raffle, Gallagher’s Bakery, Ardara who donated the cake and Country Traditions who provided the music. A great night was enjoyed by all.

A position is available on the Community Employment Scheme in Glenties. Those interested and eligible, please contact 075-51766.

Glenties Notes on February 7th 2001

The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Thursday 1st February 2001 of Jimmy Gallagher, Ardconnell, Glenties. His remains were brought to his home on Friday evening and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday morning. Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir C.C. assisted by Canon Leo Moore celebrated Requiem Mass. Burial took place afterwards in the New Cemetery. Jimmy’s wife Rosie, daughter, Mary and brother, Neil predeceased him. He is survived by two sons, Brendan and Patsy, two sisters, Mary and Annie, four brothers, John, Hughie, Pat and Connie, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Bried Roarty, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties on the death recently of her mother, Evelyn Connor, Belmullet, Co. Mayo.

Sincere sympathy is extended to James Melly, Strasallagh on the death of his brother, Eamonn, Letterkenny, (formerly Strasallagh, Glenties), which took place on Sunday last 4th February in Letterkenny Hospital.

The Playgroup would like to thank all the parents who supported them throughout the year; The Bank of Ireland who, again this year, sponsored our Christmas Party; all the local businesses who donated gifts for our Christmas Draw; Lakeview Guesthouse, Glenside Bacon Company, Spar, Glenties, Raudon Teo, Fintown and Frankie Shovlin, Building Contraactor, Portnoo.

The winners of the Draw are as follows; 1st Prize — Timothy Cape, 2nd Prize — Mary T. Byrne – Polar Fish, 3rd Prize — Fiona Gallagher and 4th Prize — Margaret Flannery.

Congratulations to Veronica and Christopher Laughlin, Lettermacaward on the birth recently of their first child, a baby girl. Veronica is a daughter of Leo and Annette Mc Loone, Main St. Glenties.

Congratulations to Molloy’s Bar, Glenties, who this year again are among the “Pubs of Distinction”.

Congratulations to Elaine Boyle, Derries, Glenties who recently graduated from University College, Dublin with and Honours degree in Business Studies. Elaine is a daughter of Packie and Maureen Boyle, Derries.

Congratulations to Martina Browne, who recently graduated from University College, Dublin with a BA Honours degree in English and History. Martina is a daughter of Francie and Mary Browne, Mill Road, Glenties.

Congratulations to Mary and Packie Gallagher, Straoughter, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently.

A full meeting of the Glenties Traders Association will take place at 9.00p.m. on Thursday 8th February in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties. Proposals for the 2001 programme will be accepted for discussion from the members.

A dance will be held in the Limelight, Glenties on Sunday next 11th February, as a tribute to the late Brendan Maxwell. Dancing is from 10pm. until 2am. and admission is by donation. Among the many local artists supplying the music are; Cufflinks, Shaun Mc Monagle, Country Tone, B & J Sound, Elaine Boyle and The Chancers.

Glenties Notes on January 30th 2001

Mary Mc Geehan, Letterkenny, died in her sister, Philomena’s home in Stranorlar on Saturday 27th January 2001. She was waked there and on Monday 29th her remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church Glenties. Her nephew, Fr. Paul Mc Geehan, C.C. Drumkeen, assisted by Fr. John Mc Loone, Fr. Denis Quinn, Fr. Kieran Mc Ateer, Fr. Gerard Cunningham and Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir celebrated Requiem Mass. Mary was buried with her parents, Neil and Annie Mc Geehan in the New Cemetery, Glenties. Her mother was Molloy from The Rock, Glenties and her father was from Glenleighan, Fintown. Mary had a great love for Glenties as she spent a good part of her life here. The Mc Geehan family were regular visitors to their aunts, Mary and Bridget Molloy on The Rock and Mary was a pupil of the Mc Devitt Institute and later worked for many years in the Post Office in Glenties. Sincere sympathy is extended to her sisters, Bried, Strasallagh, Glenties, Philomena, Stranorlar, Una, Dublin, nieces, nephews, all her relatives and many friends. Her only brother, Paddy and her sister, Nancy predeceased her.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Fr. Pat Prendergast, our Parish Priest on the death of his brother, Charles, Letterkenny, which took place on Monday 29th January.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Anne Mc Glynn, Scoil Mhuire, on the death recently of her grandmother, Mary Moy, Cloghan, Glenfin.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Marguerite Mc Loone, Lower Main Street, Glenties on the death recently of her grandmother, Mary Mc Hugh, Carntullagh, Bruckless.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Bried Melly, Strassallagh, Glenties on the death of her sister, Mary Mc Geehan, Letterkenny which took place on Saturday last.

Aerobics Classes will take place in the Highlands Hotel on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 9.30pm. for five weeks. The first session will commence on Tuesday 30th January. Fee for the five-week course is £35.00.

Ceilí Classes will take place in the Limelight, Glenties for eight Sundays from 6.30pm. until 8.00pm. The first class is on Sunday 4th February.

Applications are invited for a Basic Computer Course, which will also include research on Local Heritage. This is a Local Training Initiative Programme, sponsored by FÁS. The course is due to commence in early February. Call 075-45010 for further details.

A Life in the Spirit Seminar will begin on Monday 19th February, at 8pm. in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Stranorlar; and run for seven weeks. A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ at 7.00pm.

Congratulations to Sister Immaculata who will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of her Profession on Saturday 3rd February. This is a very special occasion for the parish of Glenties and everyone is invited to join in a Mass of Thanksgiving, which will be celebrated at 5.00pm. on Saturday evening.

Congratulations to Johnny Rodgers and Pat Walsh who won the Laghey Pairs Bowling Tournament.

News on January 22nd 2001

Packie Duffy, Main Street, Glenties and formerly of Lettermacaward died in Letterkenny Hospital on Sunday 14th January 2001. His remains were brought to his home on Monday evening and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday evening. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. celebrated Requiem Mass on Wednesday and burial took place afterwards in the New Cemetery. Readings at Mass were by Brian Carr and Brendan Mc Dyer, nephews of Packie’s wife, Bried. Packie’s nieces, Cora Duffy and Anne Giblin read the Prayers of the Faithful. Loraine and Tracy Duffy, Patricia Carr and Gerard Duffy, nieces and a nephew of Packie, brought the Gifts to the Altar. Packie is survived by his wife, Bried, two brothers, Colm, Stranorlar, Ignatius, Ballybofey, one sister, Maureen, Letterkenny, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His brother Barney died in 1972.

The death took place suddenly at his home of Danny Mc Hugh, Stranaglough, Glenties on Thursday 18th January 2001. His remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday evening, where they were received by Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir, C.C. who also celebrated Requiem Mass on Saturday morning. Readings were by Danny’s niece and nephew, Geraldine Stafford and Seamus Mc Hugh,. Frankie and Sean Mc Hugh, Fiona Mc Gillick, nephews and a niece of Danny’s, brought the Gifts to the Altar. Burial took place in the New Cemetery. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. officiated at the graveside. He is survived by one brother, Neil, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Four brothers, James, Francie, Patsy and John predeceased him.

Danny’s sister-in-law, Teresa Mc Hugh, (nee Bonner, Kincasslagh) widow of his brother, Francie, died in Navan on Saturday 13th January. Sincere sympathy is extended to her family and to all her relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the parents and sister of Peter Brown, Cloghan, who died in Letterkenny Hospital on Sunday 21st January following an accident on Friday at his work place; also to his aunt, Bried Mc Loone, Lower Main Street, Glenties and to all his relatives and friends.

Congratulations to Derek Molloy, who was recently conferred with a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering in Dublin City University. Derek is a son of Greg and Claire (nee Breslin) Molloy, Swords, Co. Dublin, and a grandson of Mary and the late Henry Breslin, Ardconnell, Glenties. Derek is currently lecturing in Electronic Engineering in D. C. U.

Congratulations to Brenda Trimble who graduated from Paisley University, Scotland with a Diploma in Higher Education in Nursing. Brenda is a daughter of Patrick and Margaret Trimble, Maas, Glenties and is currently working in the Mater Hospital, Dublin.

Congratulations to Jennifer and Aine Slowey and Roisin O’ Callaghan, students at St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties who were awarded first place for their project on coastal erosion at Narin Beach, Portnoo at the ‘Young Scientist of the Year’ competition in Dublin recently.

Congratulations to Pat Boyle, (Eamonn) Glen Road, Glenties who was the winner of the £500 cash prize in the Democrat Team of the Millennium competition. Pat was the only entrant to have 14 out of the 15 of the team selected. He also received two tickets for the Banquet in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town last Saturday night. Congratulations also to Cormac Quinn, Glen Tavern, Glenties, James Mc Gill, Orpington, Kent, Pat Connaghan, Killybegs (both Glenties men) and James Doherty, Beaghmore, Fintown who had 12 out of the 15, and to Hugh Brendan Mc Dyer, Ard Mc Gill, and Michael Mc Dermott, Meenagrubby, Glenties, Connie Maguire, Letterkenny (another Glenties man), Conal Mc Kelvey, An Currain, Fintown and to Ownie Boyle, Mullaghduff, who had 11 out of the 15 correct.

Coiste Oibre, Fintown in conjunction with F.A.S. are seeking workers for the new Health /Day Care Centre in Fintown; all ages eligible. If interested, contact Kathleen at 075 – 46987.

Naomh Chonaill G.A.A. Club held a Presentation Function in the Highlands Hotel last Sunday evening. Medals were presented to all the U10 players who took part in the Blitzes throughout the Year and to the U12 team who were County Champions. Presentations were also made to the victorious U14 and U15 teams and to the Minor team who were defeated in the County Final. Congratulations to all our young players.

Glenties Notes on January 13th 2001

Congratulations to all the swimmers who took part in Narin / Portnoo New Year’s Day Swim in aid of Donegal Hospice. A special thanks to Paddy’s Bar Pool Team, Kevin O ‘Donnell, Columba O ‘Donnell, Dermot Hegarty and John Boyle who donated their prize money of £200 to the cause.

Congratulations to Paddy Joe and Peggy Molloy, Mully, Glenties who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently.

Congratulations to Michelle and Mathew Melly, Tullycleave, Ardara on the birth on Friday 29th December 2000 of their second child, a brother for Ryan. Mathew is a son of Tessie and the late Francie Melly, Glen Road, Glenties.

The Care of the Aged Committee wishes to thank everyone for their generous contributions to the recent Church Gate Collection, which amounted to £502.00. The Committee also wishes to take this opportunity to thank all those who gave Cash Donations and Spot Prizes for the Senior Citizens Party, all of which added so much to the enjoyment of the function. The Committee also offers sincere thanks to the Highlands Hotel.

Glenties Day Centre will re-open on Monday 15th January. If there are any new clients hoping to attend the Centre on a regular basis please contact the supervisor at 075-51326, or 075-51766, as soon as possible.

A Céilí Mór will be held in the Limelight, Glenties on Sunday 14th January. Music is by the Art Mc Nally Trio. Dancing from 9.30pm until 12.30am. and admission is £4.00 with supper.

An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny wishes to announce that performances of ‘Red Riding Hood’ will be given at 7.00pm. to-night Thursday 11th and Friday 12th January and on Saturday 13th January at 2.30pm. Box office number is 074 – 20777.

Barn Dancing Classes have resumed on Monday nights in the Highlands Hotel at 9.00pm.

The death took place on Friday 29th December 2000 of Kathleen Comerford, (nee Mc Nelis) Malahide, Dublin, and formerly of Glenties. Requiem Mass was celebrated in St. Sylvester’s Church, Malahide and burial took place in Malahide Cemetery. She is survived by her son, Joe, sisters, Nan Delaney, Majorca, Celine Mc Nelis, London, brother, Michael, grandchildren, daughter-in-law and other relatives and friends. Sincere sympathy is extended to her sister-in-law, Mary Mc Nelis, Castlegoland, Clooney, Portnoo and to all her relatives and friends. Her husband, Sandy, sister, Teresa and two brothers, Neil and Bernie predeceased her. Kathleen was a niece of the late Dr. Joe Mc Nelis who served the community in and around Glenties before Dr. Mc Closkey.

The Donegal Youth Information Centre is running a Study Skills Day on Saturday 13th January in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town from 10am -3.30pm. To book your place, or for further information ring 073-23029.

R.T.E.
A series of five programmes were filmed by R.T.E. last summer, featuring Irish Music, songs and dancing. Two of these programmes were filmed at the Glen Tavern,and include many of our local musicans, singers and dancers. This series will start Monday 15 th evening at 7.30pm on R.T.E.1.

Glenties Notes on January 7th 2001

We had quite a fall of snow after Christmas. It started on Boxing Day but was not too heavy until the following morning. Most of it is gone today but there is still some about. The dance in the Limelight was cancelled on St. Stephen’s night and the G.A.A. Dinner Dance on Thursday night. The Wednesday night Bingo was also cancelled.

The annual Naomh Chonaill Presentation Dinner Dance, which was to have taken place on Thursday 28th December, will now be held on Friday 12th January in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties.

Congratulations to Martin Timony, Knockletragh who was ordained a Deacon on Sunday 31st December, the Feast of the Holy Family, by Bishop Philip Boyce in The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh, Glenties.

Congratulations to Kathleen and Gary Phelan, Stranorlar, on the birth recently of their baby girl. Kathleen is the eldest daughter of Paddy and Teresa O’ Donnell, Derries, Glenties.

Congratulations to Terry and Aidan O’Donnell, New York on the birth on Sunday 31st December 2000 of their second child, a brother for Aisling. Aidan is from Lower Main Street, Glenties and Terry is from Tipperary.

Congratulations to Bernadette Bonner, Mill Road, Glenties and Peter Cunningham, Loughros Point, Ardara who got engaged recently.

Congratulations to P.J. and Teresa Furey, Mullanmore, Glenties who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on the 27th December.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Martina Molloy, Mullanmore, on the death recently of her father, Gerry Floyd, Dunkineely which took place on Christmas Eve.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Rose Molloy, Ardconnell and Mary B. Sabine, Meenahalla, Glenties on the death of their brother, Paddy Gildea, formerly of The Rock, Glenties, which took place in Birmingham on Friday last.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mary B. Connaghan, Mill Road, Glenties on the death of her brother, Michael O’Donnell, formerly of Drimalough, Glenties, which took place in Surrey on Saturday last.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives of James Mooney, Ard Patrick, Glenties who died at the home of his late brother Paddy, Doohil, Ardara on Sunday 31st December 2000.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the sister and other relatives of Mary Ward, Meenagrubby, who died in Bundoran.

The Glenties Traders Association wish to thank everyone who contributed to the Church Gate Collection taken up on the 8th December. The collection amounted to £252.00 and goes towards the Christmas Lights. They would also like to thank marathon runner, Michael Fitzgerald, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties for his contribution of £25.

The Pioneers are holding a Barn Dance in the Community Centre, Glenties on Friday 19th January. Music is by Country Traditions. Admission including supper is £4.00.

Glenties Notes on December 22nd 2000

Congratulations to Carmel and Michael Gallagher, Letterkenny on the birth recently of their fourth child. They now have four boys. Michael is a son of James and Mary Gallagher, Glen Road, Glenties.

Congratulations to Dr. Paula Gallagher and Dr. John Lunn who were married in Warkworth, New Zealand recently. Paula is a daughter of Frankie and Claire Gallagher, Meenahalla, Glenties and John is a son of Frank and Margaret Lunn, Warkworth, New Zealand. The happy couple are living and working in Dublin.

Congratulations to Josie Bonner and Bridie Conefry both of Mill Road, Glenties who completed a ten-week Art Foundation Course with Eurocat, Derry and received their Certificates on 30th November 2000.

Congratulations also to June Conefry, Mill Road, Glenties who passed her final Nursing (Psy.) examinations.

Denis Tynan and Margaret Gallagher wish to thank The Glenties Bridge Club for organising the “Sarah and Margaret Rose Bowl” competition in October. Mary Clare O’Donnell and Paddy Mc Hugh were the proud winners. The proceeds of £600 was presented to Nurse Theresa Mc Nelis for the Patient’s Comfort Fund in Dungloe Hospital.

Sincere Sympathy is extended to John Ward Meenavale, Glenties on death on his sister Mary Mc Glynn, Glenfin on Monday 11th December 2000 and on the death of her son Peter Mc Glynn which took place during the wake. Sympathy also to Miss Anne Mc Glynn, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties on the death of her aunt and cousin and to all the Mc Glynn family, relatives and friends.

Glenties Notes on December 13th 2000

A large crowd of invited guests, walking enthusiasts and locals gathered in Glenties on Sunday 10th December for the official launch of “The Bluestack Way” by Minister of Tourism, Sport and Recreation Dr. James McDaid. Cutting the ribbon and blessing of “the way” took place at the footbridge on the Glen Road, then back to The Highlands Hotel where local community groups had displays, among them Glenties Traders Association and Naomh Chonaill G.A.A. Club.

The Fund Raising Draw took place afterwards and the winners were;

1st Prize – Declan Boyle, Ardconnell, Glenties, 2nd Prize – Karen at 073-23860, 3rd Prize – M.T. Gillespie, Ardara.

The death took place in Glasgow of Mary Anne Mulhern formerly of Lugnagillew, Glenties. Her remains came to The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Wednesday and burial took place in Edeninfagh Cemetery after Requiem Mass on Thursday. Her brother Patrick and sister Susan predeceased her. Mary Anne worked for several years in Mc Devitt’s Knitwear Factory, Glenties (where the Furniture Store is now) before she went to Scotland. Sincere sympathy is extended to her nieces, sister-in-law, other relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Danny Mc Gill, Glen Road, Glenties on the death of his brother Thomas Mc Gill, Scadaman, Ardara, which took place in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar on Monday 4th December 2000. His remains were brought to The Church of the Holy Family, Ardara on Tuesday and burial took place in the adjoining Cemetery after Requiem Mass on Wednesday.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Denis Diver, Fintown, who died in Letterkenny Hospital on Wednesday 6thDecember 2000. Requiem Mass was celebrated in St. Colmcille’s Church, Fintown on Saturday and burial took place in the adjoining

Congratulations to Noreen Mc Guinness, Jewellery Designer, Ard Patrick, and Pedro Soltani, Glen Road, Glenties, who recently opened a restaurant on Main Street, who were among the Award winners at the Bank of Ireland Nick Love Enterprise Awards function held recently in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey.

A Craft Fair is being held in the Highlands Hotel next Sunday 17th December from 12 noon until 5p.m. Local crafts people will display hand-made goods, which would make ideal Christmas gifts. Book a table early as space is limited. Contact Brendan at 075-44027.

A concert in aid of Concern, featuring a host of local talent will be held in the Highlands Hotel on Saturday next 16th December at 8.30p.m. Tickets are £4.00, senior citizens and children – £2.00.