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Glenties Notes 27th November 2009

Bonner / Gallagher Wedding
Michael Bonner and Catriona Gallagher were married in a Civil Ceremony in Harvey’s Point Hotel, Lough Eske, Donegal Town on Friday 30th October 2009. Siobhain Duffy Browne officiated at the Ceremony. Michael is a son of Neilie and Teresa Bonner, Ard Patrick and Catriona is a daughter of Eddie and Kathleen Gallagher, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties. Their son Dion, and friend Mathew Melly attended the groom and their daughter Amy, and Catriona’s sister, Marita Gallagher attended the bride. Dion also read an Indian Prayer. Kevin Kelly, brother-in-law of the groom and Eddie Gallagher, brother of the bride read poems. Music and singing was by John F. O’Donnell, Ben Craig and Laura Byrne. The reception was held in the Gourmet Suite in the Hotel and the honeymoon was spent in New York.

Weddings Bells
Congratulations to Debra Joyce and Gary Hennessey who were married in Glenties on Saturday last.

Billy Duncan
The death took place in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar on Sunday 15th November 2009 of Billy Duncan, Tullyard, Glenties. His remains were brought to his home later that day and to the Church of Ireland, Glenties on Tuesday afternoon. Burial took place in the adjoining Graveyard after the Service. Billy had been ill for about 4 years and spent most of that time in Killybegs Hospital before going to Stranorlar. He is survived by son, John, daughters, Valerie and Margaret, brothers, Freddie, Tullyard and Charlie in Australia, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. He was predeceased by his wife Violet and his brother, Clarke.

John Earley
The death took place on Tuesday 17th November 2009 of John Earley, Mullinard, Glenties. His remains were brought home on Wednesday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. John Mc Loone concelebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by John’s sister Maureen and neighbour Philip Rodgers. Prayers of the Faithful were read by family members. The Gifts were brought to the Altar by John’s family Patricia, Sean, Collette and Martin. Music and singing was by John F. O’Donnell and Christine Mc Cool. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. John retired recently from his work in the Forestry and his former workmates formed a Guard of Honour as the remains were leaving the Church. He is survived by his wife, Ann, sons, Sean and Martin, daughters, Collette, Patricia and her husband, brothers, Danny and James, sisters, Breid, Kathleen and Maureen, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His sister Anne predeceased him.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Daniel Brennan, Shallogans on the death of his brother, Neil Brennan, formerly of Shallogans, who died in Brighton recently and was buried there; also to all the relatives and friends.

Preparing for Christmas
If you would like to take time out to reflect during the Advent Season, join us at the Convent, Gortnamucklagh, for a time of Prayer and Reflection, on Wednesday 2nd, 9th and 16th December at 8.30 p.m.

Courier Service
32 County next day delivery service for packages and parcels (maximum 30kg). This service is available for printed materials, gifts, clothing, hampers etc. Prices range from €5 – €10. Details available from Craft Gallery, Glenties at 074 9551066.

Foroige Club
Volunteers are required for the Glenties Foroige Youth Club. If you have a few hours to spare each week, and would like to offer your help, please contact Kate at 9545879.

Community Alert
The Glenties Community Alert Committee would like to thank all those who contributed to the Church Gate Collection in Glenties, which amounted to € 701.63, and to those who contributed to the collection in Edeninfagh, which amounted to €121.57.

Glenties Youth Club would like to give their sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to our collection on Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th November. The total amount collected was € 907.01. It was greatly appreciated.


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