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Glenties Notes 12th August 2008

On Saturday 26th July 2008 Noreen Robinson and Kevin Mc Monagle were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties. Fr. Pat Prendergast officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Noreen is a daughter of Noel and the late Bridie Conefry, Mill Road, Glenties and Kevin is a son of Charlie and Jean Mc Monagle, Quigley’s Point. Noreen was given away by her father, Noel and her sisters, June Kilroy and Angeline Ashworth attended her. Colin Mc Monagle, brother of the groom was bestman and his brother-in-law, Eddie Sweeney was groomsman. Emily Kilroy and Rachel Ashworth were flowergirls and Aidan Kilroy and Sean Ashworth were pageboys. Readings were by Bob Gallagher and Cathal Mc Kinney. Rosie, Katie and Amber Carr, Ciara Mc Kinney and Maggie Dolan read Prayers of the Faithful. The Gifts were brought to the Altar by Conor and Aoife Mc Monagle and Rachel and Princhie Carr. Frank Carr was an usher. Music and singing was by John F. and Pat O’ Donnell, Denise Boyle, Anne Bonner, Christine Mc Cool and June Gilroy. The reception was in The Lake House, Clooney, Portnoo and the honeymoon was spent in the Isle of Man.

The Raphoe Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Shrine to Knock will take place next Saturday 16th August. The Pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Philip Boyce and occurs during the Annual Novena in honour of Our Lady of Knock. Mc Guinness Coaches will operate a bus service for the Pilgrimage, departing the Community Centre, Glenties at 8.30 a.m. To book ring 95551284.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Sadie Ward, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties on the death of her brother, Frankie Ward, which took place recently in London; also to all the other relatives and friends.

The annual Raft Race in aid of R.N.L.I. will take place on Sunday 17th August at Portnoo Pier at 3.30 p.m. This is a great family fun day out so come along, enjoy yourselves and support the Lifeboats.

The Donegal Annual Church Gate Collection for Rehab will be taken up before all the Masses on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th August.

A Monster Bingo will take place in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 19th August – Games 1 – 5 Line 100 Euro. Panel – 400 Euro. Jackpot Line – 300 Euro. Panel – 3,000 Euro. Games 6 – 10 Line 100 Euro. Panel – 500 Euro. Single Books cost 20 Euro and Double Books cost 30 Euro. Jackpot Sheet is 5 Euro. Bingo starts at 9.00 p.m.

Places are available on the following dates for the One day Retreats in Lough Derg – 20th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th & 31st August, September 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, & 23rd. The cost is 27 Euro. Family Day is on 30th August and the cost is 20 Euro for adults and children 10 Euro. Reservations are essential for One Day Retreats and Family Day. For bookings contact – The Lough Derg Office, Pettigo – Tel. / Fax 071 9861518.

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