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Glenties Notes 25th September 2007

Congratulations to Mary Mc Hugh, Narin Road, Glenties and Gerard Boyle, Bruckless who were married in Glenties on Saturday last.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Maggie Glynn, Ard Patrick, Glenties and family on the death of Maggie’s sister, Agnes Fowler (nee Devenney, Loughcrillan, Glenties), which took place in London on Friday 21st September 2007.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Gracie Gildea, Ardconnell, Glenties on the death of her son, John which took place in England on Saturday 22nd September 2007; also to his wife and family, his brother, Seamus, sister, Mary and to all the relatives and friends.

The death took place in Dublin last week of Billy Farrell, Narin Road, Glenties (originally Dublin).  Fr. Paul Gallagher C.C. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 22nd September.  Members of his family did the Readings and Prayers of the Faithful.  Music was by Pat and John F. O’ Donnell.  Burial took place in the New Graveyard.  Sincere sympathy is extended to his daughter, Lisa Coughlan, Narin Road, Glenties, son Robert Farrell, Mullinard, Glenties, to his wife and the other members of his family and to all his relatives and friends.

The organising committee of the ‘Fundraising Event for Ethiopia’ together with Maria Rafferty, the VSO volunteer, wish to thank all who contributed to a most successful night in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Friday last 21st September.  We are very grateful to those who sent in gifts for the raffle, the individuals and businesses who made financial contributions and to all who attended on the night.  Special thanks to the Highlands Hotel, Frank McGhee, The Bonner Cannon School of Dancers, Tanya Mc Cole, Kevin Herron and Michael Maloney, also Tara Connaghan and friend, all of whom provided their services free of charge.  The total raised on the night was 4,500 Euro.  Maria was delighted to receive a further 2,500 E from Narin Portnoo Golf Club, 2,000 E of which was raised at the annual summer barbeque and 500 E from the Ladies Committee.  We all wish Maria every success and happiness in the challenges that await her in Ethiopia on her arrival there this week.

Michael Fitzgerald, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties will be running in the Dublin City Marathon on October 29th.  This will be Michael’s 27th marathon.  He is running in aid of the Alzheimer Society of Donegal, which is a very worthy cause.  Sponsorship cards are in the shops.  Please give him your support – we have only to put our hands in our pockets – Michael has to do the running!

An evening Yoga Class will be run in the Community Centre on Wednesday evenings from 7.30p.m. – 9.00p.m.  It will be a six eek course and the cost is 55 Euro.  Registration is on the first night.

Glenties Parent and Toddler Group has resumed in the Day Centre, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent on Thursday mornings from 10.30a.m. until 12.30p.m. Grannies, Child-Minders, New Parents are all welcome.


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