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Glenties Notes 25th November 2008

Joanne Mc Loone and Donal Trimble were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 15th November 2008. Fr. Pat Prendergast officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Joanne is a daughter of Connell and Mena Mc Loone, Glen Road, Glenties and Donal is a son of the late Hugo and Bridget Trimble, Toome, Lettermacaward. Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Roisin and Grainne Mc Loone and her friend Grainne Boyle attended her. Bobby Trimble the groom’s brother was bestman and his friends Johnny Breslin and Daniel Elliott were groomsmen. Gracie Trimble was flowergirl and Jordan Gillespie was pageboy. Readings were by Connell Boal, cousin of the bride and John Thomas, brother-in-law of the groom. Connell and Michael Mc Loone, Joanne’s brothers, Jonathon Boal, her cousin and Donal’s niece, Rachel O’Brien read Prayers of the Faithful. The Gifts were brought to the Altar by Mena Mc Loone, the bride’s mother and Maeve Thomas, the groom’s sister. Music and singing was by Sinead Kennedy and cousins of the bride, Donna and Clare Henchy. The reception was held in the Blue Haven, Kilcar and the honeymoon was spent in Grand Canaria.

The wedding of Michael Furey and Mary Lou Browne took place in St. Mary’s Church, Killymard, Donegal on Saturday 15th November 2008. Fr. Francis Mc Loone officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Michael is a son of P.J. and Teresa Furey, Mullanmore, Glenties and Mary Lou is a daughter of Peter and Mary Browne, Drimrooske Estate, Donegal. Her father gave the bride away and her bridesmaids were her friends, Tracy Mullen, Catriona Martin, Catherine Mc Gee and Noreen Martin. John Paul Molloy was bestman and John Boyle, Damien Mc Elhinney and Rory Bonner were groomsmen. All are friends of the groom. Danielle Campbell was a flowergirl. Readings were by Patricia Campbell, sister of the groom and an aunt of the bride. Jonathon, Danielle and Elaine Campbell, Chloe Mullen and Callum Doherty read Prayers of the Faithful. The mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Eileen Carr and Collette Mc Devitt. The reception was held in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town and the honeymoon was spent in Florida.

The County Final of Scór na nÓg will be held this Saturday 29th November in the Community Centre, Glenties at 6.30 p.m. sharp. Everyone is welcome. 

Many thanks to Hugh Breslin who kindly ran the Dublin City Marathon in aid of the Playschool. The total amount he raised was €1077.50.

Michael Fitzgerald would like to thank all those who sponsored him for the Dublin City Marathon, which he ran in aid of Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny. The amount raised was €1,230.

The winners at last week’s Bingo on Tuesday 18th November in the Community Centre, Glenties were: Pauline Mc Geehan won the jackpot €400. Bella Boyle, Rosemary Whelan, Katie Carron, Dungloe, Sarah Long, Fintown and Ann Davidson, Burtonport won €100 each. ? Bonner, Sarah Gallagher, Gracie Mc Hugh, Eileen Gallagher, Evelyn O’ Donnell, Ardara, Shane Hegarty, Stranorlar, Rosaleen Gallagher, Ardara, Roisa Campbell, Silverhill and Katie Carron, Dungloe won €50 each. Sally Mc Hugh, Julian Molloy, D.M. Melly, Hugh Gallagher, ? Molloy, Fintown and Rosaleen Gallagher, Ardara won €25 each. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Message from Teachers to Parents, Families and Boards of Management, of all the schools of our Parish “Please join us in our Protest March in Donegal Town next Saturday 29th November at 2.00 p.m. We are protesting about the disastrous Education cutbacks in the Budget and we need your support. Assembly is at the Donegal Community Hospital at 1.45 p.m.” Any parent wishing to avail of a bus to Donegal Town should telephone the Comprehensive School at 9551172 and leave their name.

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (Donegal Branch) Christmas Cards, depicting a snow-clad Errigal, are now available from the Care of the Aged Centre, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent. A pack of six cards and envelopes cost €5. All the money raised will be spent in this county.

Glenties Community Alert Committee would like to thank all who contributed to the Church Gate Collection, which amounted to €872.10 in Glenties and €132.90 in Edeninfagh.

The Self-Help for Africa Collection taken up recently amounted to €815.30. Thank you all for very generous donations.

A Christmas Craft and Decorations evening with Luzia Becht will be held in the Resource Room at the Dolmen Centre on Tuesday 9th December from 7.00p.m. until 10.00p.m. Festive refreshments will be served. Come along and enjoy the fun and make your own festive decoration. The cost is €30. Numbers are limited so please book a place by contacting the Family Resource Centre at 074 9545879.

The new opening hours for the library are Monday – 10.00a.m. – 2.00p.m. Tuesday -10.00a.m. – 2.00p.m. Saturday – 10.00a.m. – 12 noon.

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