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Glenties Notes 18th September 2007

Congratulations to Annie O’Donnell, Meenahalla, Glenties who was 100 years on September 6th.  Annie is in good health and will be celebrating with her family this weekend.  Best Wishes Annie for many more years among us.

On Saturday 8th September 2007 Conor Mc Closkey and Angela Wilkinson were married in St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny.  Fr. Paddy Dunne officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass.  Conor is a son of Zita and the late Seamus Mc Closkey, Main St. Glenties and Angela is a daughter of Patrick and Madeline Wilkinson, New Mills, Letterkenny.  Her father gave the bride away her friends, Julie Mc Fadden, Aoife Dalton and Amy Rooney were her bridesmaids.  John mc Closkey, brother of the groom was bestman and his other brothers, Donal and Joseph were groomsmen.  Alana Mc Nelis, niece of the groom was a flowergirl.  Conor and Aidan Wilkinson, brothers of the groom were ushers.  Readings were by Mary Mc Nelis, sister of the groom and Bríd Rooney, aunt of the bride.  Pauric O’Donnell and Feena Mc Ateer read Prayers of the Faithful.  The mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music was by Josie O’Donnell, Kathleen Forde and Ciara Doherty.  The reception was held in Harvey’s Point Country Hotel, Lough Eske and the honeymoon is being spent in San Francisco and Las Vegas.

Congratulations to Bried and Michael Mc Ginty, Co. Monaghan on the birth recently of their first child, a baby boy (Noah).  Bried is a daughter of Paddy and Bridie Doherty, Mill Road, Glenties.

Maria Rafferty, recently retired teacher from the Comprehensive School, Glenties leaves this community on September 26th to work as a volunteer with Voluntary Services Overseas in Ethiopia.  We admire her courage and wish her well in her new undertaking.  Volunteers for VSO are requested to make a contribution to the work of VSO.  A committee has been formed to support Maria and we are holding a Community Fundraising Night in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Friday 21st September ~ 10p.m. – 1a.m.  Music is by Frank McGhee and Guests.  Tickets are 10 Euro.  A series of raffles will be held during the evening and we would welcome prizes or contributions for same.  Your generosity could make a big difference to the people of Ethiopia. Items for the raffle or any donations can be handed in to Olive’s Shoe Shop, Francis Brennan’s or care of Mary Regan at the Comprehensive School.  Committee members are Anne Gallagher, Olive Mc Kelvey, Brenda Reid, Mary Ita Boyle and Kathleen Brennan.  Thanking you in anticipation.  Tickets will be on sale in Olive’s & Mc Glinchey’s, Glenties, Inan Morgan’s, Portnoo, Diver’s Newsagents & Greenhouse Shop, Ardara and Mc Geehan’s, Fintown.

Congratulations to the Glenties Tidy Towns Committee on the high achievement in the National Competition and to Ard Mc Gill in winning both the North West and National Title in the Landscape Category.

The Public and National School Gym committee would like to thank everyone for their support over the Harvest Fair week.  We especially would like to thank two talented young men, Patrick and Christopher Byrne for making a model of the new gym building for the float parade.  We would also like to thank our sponsors – Filligans, Glenties (26” LCD TV), which was won by Una Boyle, Glenties, Motorminder, Donegal Town (50Euro voucher), which was won by Emily Bonner, Glenties, Cannon’s Service Station, Glenties (50 Euro voucher), which was won by D. Byrne, Annagry and Nighthawks Café, Glenties (50 Euro voucher), which was won by Brian Cannon, Glenties.

A Community Employment Project will be commencing in Glenties in October.  Applicants who are in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment should phone 9551766 Monday – Friday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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