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Glenties Notes 12th March 2009

The death took place in Arch View Lodge Nursing Home, Letterkenny of Bridie Browne, Ardconnell, Glenties on Saturday 28th February 2009. Her remains were brought to her home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Monday morning. Fr. Shane Gallagher, Fr. John Mc Loone and Fr. Hugh Sweeney concelebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by Margaret Browne and Deirdre Moy. Marian Fitzgerald, Claire Browne, Fidelma Gallagher, Elaine Doherty, Sharon and Melissa Browne read Prayers of the Faithful. All are Bridie’s grandchildren. Music and singing was by her nieces, Anne Doherty, Claire Mc Ginley and Catriona Mc Intyre and grandniece, Caoimhe Newell. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. She is survived by her sons, Johnny, Peter, James and Patrick, daughters, Agnes, Fidelma and Rosaleen, grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Bridie’s husband Johnny predeceased her in 1989. Her sister Mary Anne Doherty and brother Neilie O’ Donnell also predeceased her.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Cathal Mc Dyer, Kilraine who died in Letterkenny Hospital on Monday 2nd March. Sincere sympathy is extended to Mary Regan and family Mill Road, Glenties on the death last week of Mary’s mother, Bridget Sweeney, Aranmore Island.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Gracie Boyle, Glen Road, Sarah Quinn and Maggie Ward, Mully, Susan Campbell, Silverhill and Mamie Coyle, Edeninfagh on the death of their sister, Annie Crouse which took place in England last week; also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Bridget Proud (nee Mc Cauley, Meenalenaghan), who died in England on Wednesday 25th February 2009 and was buried in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Saturday 7th March.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Kathleen O’Doherty (Quinn), Haverford, Philadelphia, on the death of her husband, John J. (84). Kathleen has been coming to Glenties on holidays since she was four years old and has taken scores of local photographs.

Bingo winners on Tuesday night in the Community Centre, Glenties were – Rose Mc Fadden, Kilcar won the Jackpot €400. M. Mc Geehan, Fintown, B.Brennan, Glenties, R. Melly, Leitir, M. Boyle, Clooney, Katie Carrow, Dungloe, Maura Killoane, Ardara, Frances Furey, Glenties, Thomas Long and Anne Boyle won €100 each. T. Gallagher, Station Road, J. Gallagher, Ardara, S. Mc Glynn, Fintown, M. O’ Donnell, Glenties, M. Mc Gill, Ardara, O. Mc Gill, Glenties, Hannah Reynolds, Dungloe, Margaret Gallagher, Glenties, Majella Boyle and Anne Davidson won €50 each. R. Mc Fadden, Kilcar and Sandra Moore won €25 each and B. Mc Devitt, Tullyard, May Kennedy Kilraine and Hanon Diver, Fintown won €20 each.

A Table Quiz will be held in Paddy’s Bar, Glenties on Friday 13th March in aid of Glenties Tidy Towns.

There will be a Table Quiz in Paddy’s Bar in aid of Daffodil Day Friday 20th March at 9.00p.m.sharp.

A Cake Sale will be held in the Community Centre, Glenties in aid of The Church of Ireland ~ before and after Saturday 7.30p.m. Mass ~ 14th March, and Sunday 11.00a.m. Mass ~ 15th March.

The Carol Singers from the Glenties Choir raised €200, which was presented to the Donegal Hospice. Thanks to everyone who contributed.

A sincere thank you to all those who took part in the quiz in Paddy’s Bar last Friday night, which raised €920. All the tables are now fully booked for the Tea Party in the Highlands Hotel on Saturday 14th March. Dancing from 10p.m. – 1a.m. will follow Tea Party. The doors will open at 10.00p.m. Music is by the Musketeers. Admission is €5.

There will be a meeting of Glenties Parish Council on Thursday 12th March in the Highlands Hotel at 9.00p.m. Everyone is welcome.

A Big Bingo will be held in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 14th April. Single books will be €20; double books €30 and sheets €5. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Scoil Mhuire is having a “Cash for Clóbber” collection in Scoil Mhuire on Thursday 26th March. Any unwanted clothing, paired shoes, hats, scarves, handbags, belts, curtains and linens you have lying about the house can be brought in on the day. The money for this collection will go towards our Computer Fund, as many of our computers are “out of date”. We would greatly appreciate your kind support. If you require further information, ring Scoil Mhuire at 074- 9551521.

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