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Glenties Notes 3rd February 2009

The death took place on Friday 16th January 2009, in Killybegs Hospital, of Ownie O ‘Donnell, Aughla, Glenties. His remains were brought to his home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday morning. Fr. Shane Gallagher celebrated Requiem Mass. Burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard. Ownie is survived by three sons, John, Jimmy and Willie, three daughters, Bridie Boyle, Rose Molloy and Ann Ward, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His wife, Bridget predeceased him in February 1989 and his son Eugene died as a child. Two brothers, Patrick John and Willie and one sister, Maggie also predeceased him. Ownie was the last surviving member of the family of John and Hannah O’Donnell, Upper Mully, Glenties.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, friends and relatives of Danny Doogan, Philadelphia, U.S.A. and formerly of Main Street, Glenties whose death took place recently.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Sadie Melly, The Brook and James Boyle, Mullinamina, Glenties on the death in England recently of their sister Mary; also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Annie Mc Brearty, Killybegs formerly Harkin of The Rock, Glenties, whose death took place last week.

On Monday 29th December 2008 James Mc Dermott and Eilish Walsh were married in The Church of the Ascension, Gort an Umera, Portumna, Co. Galway. Fr. Benedict Hegarty officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. James is a son of Danny and Mary Mc Dermott, Meenagrubby, Glenties and Eilish is a daughter of Mossy and Mary Walsh, Tallaght, Dublin. Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Anne Grimes and Marian Brennan and her sister-in-law, Rachel Walsh attended her. John Paul Spratt a friend of the groom was bestman and his two brothers, Daniel and Michael Mc Dermott were groomsmen. Marie Hunter, niece of the groom was a flowergirl and Tadhy Grimes, nephew and Godson of the bride was a pageboy. Readings were by Oisin Stallard, friend of the bride and Bridget Kelly, friend of the groom. Emma Freegrobe, Rebecca Adderly, friends of the bride, Martina Hanlon, sister of the groom and Ryan Hunter, nephew of the groom read Prayers of the Faithful. The mothers of the bride and groom Mary Walsh and Mary Mc Dermott brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Anna Brown. The reception was held in the Shannon Oaks Hotel, Portumna and the honeymoon was spent in New York, Las Vegas and San Francisco.

Congratulations to Marion and John Orr, Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone on the birth recently of their first child, a baby girl (Chloe, Roisin). Marion is a daughter of Patrick and Mary Kate Byrne, Glen Road, Glenties.

Congratulations to Helen and Andy Malone, Narin Road, Glenties on the birth last week in Letterkenny Hospital of their third child, a baby brother for Jack and Shay.

The Lourdes Invalid Fund Collection taken up recently amounted to € 699.74. Thanks to all who contributed.

The Special Olympics – Ulster West will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend. All monies collected will go towards training children and adults with an intellectual disability, in a variety of Olympic style sports.

Johnny Boyle Watercolour Painting Classes are starting soon. For more details contact The Highlands Hotel at 9551111.

Ticket sellers will be in the Glenties area in the near future for a Special Fundraising Dance in Ardara on 21st February. Any donations will be very welcome.

The Fund-Raising Evening which took place on the Month’s Mind of Breege Roog raised € 1,770.00 for Donegal Hospice. Breege’s family wish to thank most sincerely all those who contributed to the collection.

The Glenties Parish Youth Choir will practice on both Saturday 7th February and Saturday 14th February at 5.30 p.m. in preparation for the next Family Mass on Sunday 15th February. New members are always very welcome.

A Pilgrimage to Medjugorje will be leaving Glenties on Saturday 4th July. Fr. Paul Gallagher is the Spiritual Director. The price is € 569.00 if a booking deposit is paid before 14th February. For further information telephone 9551438. 

As part of Literacy Week in Edeninfagh National School (9th – 16th February) we would like to invite the general public to come along to the school for our Scholastic Book Fair. A wide and varied selection of books are available for purchase. Please inform the school in advance if you wish to call to the school during the fair, by telephoning 9551663. All are welcome.

Mar phairt de Seachtain Litríocht S.N. Éadaon Fhionn Fhraoich (9ú – 16ú Feabhra) tá deis agaibh mar phobal bualadh isteach sa scoil agus leabhraí a cheannacht ag an aonach leabhraí Scholastic. Má tá suim agat bualadh isteach í rith an tseachtain, cur ghlaoch ar an scoil roimh ré ar 9551663.

If you would like to join the Walking Club at a slower pace contact Bridget at 9551824 or turn up on the night. The walkers leave from the Community Centre, Glenties at 8.00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.

A Snooker Competition is starting immediately. Contact hall for details. Cash Prizes.

A Table Quiz in aid of Tidy Towns will be held in the Community Centre, Glenties on Good Friday 10th April at 7.00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Free Tea and Coffee will be served.

The winners at the Tuesday Bingo on 27th January in the Community Centre, Glenties were – Gracie O’Hara won the Jackpot € 400. Rose Mc Fadden, Ann Hegarty, Martin Molloy, Fintown, Fiona Boyle, Brenda Reid, Ann Davidson, Burtonport, Sarah Browne, Maghery, Bernadette Gallagher and Denise Campbell, Silverhill won €100 each. Din Melly, Brigid Mc Cabe, Frosses, Grainne Gallagher, Breege Roarty, Fiona Boyle, Brenda Reid, Nellie Maguire, Frosses, Ann Mc Dyre, Maas and Patsy Martin won € 50 each. Hugh Gallagher, Nan Doherty and Brenda Reid won € 25 each. Mary Gallagher and Owen Ward won € 20 each.


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