Glenties Notes 29th April 2011

The Late P. J. Mc Dyre
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital, on Saturday 16th April 2011 of P. J. Mc Dyre, Derries, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home on Sunday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday 13th. Fr. Pat Prendergast, Glenties assisted by Fr. Eamonn Mc Laughlin, Lettermacaward concelebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was also by a family member. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. P. J. is survived by his twin brother, Hugo, Main Street, his other brother, Eddie, Derries, with whom he lived and his sister Kitty Mooney, Doohill, Ardara, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Three brothers, Tommy, Barney and Dan predeceased him.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Fiona Carroll, The Rock, Glenties on the death of her brother, Ian Carroll, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary which took place last week.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Paddy O’Donnell, Mill Road and Seamie O’Donnell, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties on the death of their brother, Vincent; which took place last week in England; also to his sister Mary Sharpe, Clooney and all his other relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family of Owen Ward (Dubh), Mully, Glenties, who died as a result of an accident on Saturday last.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Margaret Quinn and family, Mill Road, Glenties, on the death of Margaret’s sister, Jennie Shovlin, which took place recently in England.

The Late John Sweeney
The death took place in Killybegs Hospital, on Friday 22nd April 2011 (Good Friday) of John (the Twin) Sweeney, Main St. Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home on Saturday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Monday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast P.P. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings and Prayers of the Faithful. Music and singing was by John F. and Pat O’ Donnell. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. John, who would have been 89 in June, is survived by nieces, nephews, grandnieces / nephews, great grandnieces / nephews, sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His twin brother, Jimmy died on March 20th last year. Three other brothers, Tom, Danny and Vincent, two sisters, Eileen and Chris and nephews James and Martin also predeceased him. John and Jimmy were well known figures in the town. They lived all their lives together in Glenties. When he was young John worked in Mc Devitt’s factory. In later years when the weather was favourable the twins sat outside their home and had a word for everyone. They had a great interest in football, especially in our own local and county teams. They could also name counties and players who won All Ireland finals from as far back as the 40s and 50s. Since Jimmy died John stopped sitting outside.

Thanks
Naomh Conaill Ladies would like to thank everyone in Edeninfagh, Glenties and Fintown who supported their recent Church Gate Collection. The amount raised in the Parish was € 1, 317.86.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 19th April were – The ‘Brown Kid’ won the jackpot of € 400. Patsy Martin, Carmel Ferguson, Bridie Doherty, Kitty Mc Glynn, Nancy Mc Gill, Marian Byrne, Bella Boyle and Nancy Mc Gill won € 100 each. Sally Rodgers, Donal Brennan, Terence Breslin, Mary Doherty, Anne Furey, K. Mc Glynn, Rosaleen Gallagher, Mary Gallagher, Josie Daniel Gallagher, Ailish O’ Donnell, Josie Martin, Rosaleen Melly, Emer Doherty and Paula Hegarty won € 50 each. Margaret Murray and Paddy Mc Gill won € 25 each.

Fundraising Dance
Ceilí / Sets and Two Hand Dancing will take place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties in aid of Inis Aoibhinn – Cancer Care West on Sunday 8th May 2011. Dancing is from 4 – 7 p.m. Music is by Céilí Time. ‘Fear an tí’ – Clement Gallagher. Admission is € 10 and supper will be served. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Cash for Clobber
Cash for Clobber has been a fantastic fundraiser for Scoil Mhuire over the past few years. It has helped us to upgrade ICT in our classrooms. We are always in need of funding, especially now with the reduction in funds in the last budget. Our next collection is on the 5th May, the Thursday after the Easter Holidays. You may leave your bags at the school from Tuesday 3rd May. We need well-filled refuse bags containing old clothes, paired shoes, bed-linen or curtains. The school gets € 4 per bag. This is a good opportunity to do your Spring clear-out.

Cake / Book / DVD Sale
Scoil Mhuire is holding a Cake / Book / DVD sale after 7.30 Mass in the Community Centre on Saturday 14th May in aid of school funds. Donations of home baked bread / cakes/ buns would be greatly appreciated; also good quality books and DVDs would be very welcome. Your support would be much appreciated.

Congress Bell
As part of the preparations for the 50th International Eucharist Congress, which takes in Dublin from the 10th to the 17th June 2012 a Congress Bell representing the call to prayer will travel around each parish and diocese in Ireland. It comes to Glenties on Thursday morning 5th May at 8.45 a.m. The procession of the Bell will begin at Ard Patrick, up Main Street and into the Church, where there will be Benediction and Prayer at 9.30 a.m. followed by a Votive Mass of the Eucharist at 10 a.m. Anyone who can is asked to come and join in the procession.

Meeting
A meeting will be held on Wednesday 4th May in the Glenties Day Centre to prepare for the arrival of the Bell the following day. Volunteers and helpers are needed and all are welcome to attend.

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