Glenties Notes 7th November 2007
On Friday 26th October 2007 Philip Gallagher and Arlene Dunleavy were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties. Fr. Pat Prendergast officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Philip is a son of Phil and Nora Gallagher, Buncrubog, Glenties and Arlene is a daughter of Gerry and Dolores Dunleavy, Annagry. Her father gave the bride away and she was attended by Marie Mc Bride, Grace Sharkey, Carol Gallagher and Tracy Devine. Brendan O’ Donnell was bestman and David Molloy, Frankie Devine and Gavin Dunleavy were groomsmen. Ruth Byrne, niece of the groom was a flowergirl and Christopher Dunleavy, brother of the bride was a pageboy. Readings were by Laura Gallagher and Pricilla Boyle. Jason Gallagher, Seamus Mc Devitt, Darrell Dunleavy and Julianne Boyle read Prayers of the Faithful. The mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Pat and John F. O’Donnell. Nephews of the groom, Conor and Paul Quinn and Michael Mc Devitt were the Altar servers at the Mass. The reception was held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties and the honeymoon is being spent in Tunisia.
Aisling Bonner and Conor O’ Neill were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 27th October 2007. Aisling is a daughter of Neily and Barbara Bonner, Straboy, Glenties and Conor is a son of Colm and Mary O’ Neill, Westport, Co. Mayo. Fr. Pat Prendergast officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Her father gave the bride away and her sister Kathleen Bonner, her friend, Sinead Conway and the groom’s sister Orla O’ Neill attended her. Finbar O’ Neill, brother of the groom was bestman. Another brother, Neil and a friend, Seamus Seehan were groomsmen. Kelly Bonner was a flowergirl and Thomas Bonner was a pageboy. The mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Pat and John F. O’ Donnell and James O’ Malley. The reception was held in the Blue Haven Hotel, Kilcar and the honeymoon is being spent in the Maldives.
Congratulations to Pauline Doherty who passed out as a Garda in Templemore on Thursday 1st November 2007. Pauline is a daughter of Patrick Gerard and Anne Doherty Mill Road, Glenties and is presently stationed in Carrick on Shannon.
A fabulous Gala Ball in aid of the Oncology unit in Letterkenny will be held on Saturday 17th November in the Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny. The night will begin with a champagne reception at 7.30p.m., followed by a five course meal, music by Streetlife, and a DJ afterwards. A raffle will be held on the night. A complementary bus, run by Frank Mc Guinness will leave Ardara at 6.30p.m., Glenties at 6.45p.m. and return at the end of the night. Tickets cost 100Euro and are available at Mc Glinchey’s Mace or by phoning Deirdre O’Donnell at 086-4023167 or Eleanor Cape at 086-1016811.
The death took place in Dungloe Hospital on Tuesday 30th October 2007 of Mary Gallagher, Farrigans, Lettermacaward, and formerly of Letterilly, Glenties. Her remains were brought to her home in Farrigans for waking and to St. Brigid’s Church, Lettermacaward on Wednesday for Requiem Mass, which Fr.Gallagher C.C. Lettermacaward celebrated. The remains were then brought to the New Graveyard in Glenties for burial. Fr. Pat Prendergast P.P. Glenties assisted Fr. Gallagher at the burial service. Mary, who was 94 years of age moved from her home in Letterilly to Farrigans to live beside her niece Mary Trearty about ten years ago. She had been in good health until about 8 weeks ago when she went to Hospital. She is survived by one sister Annie Mc Hugh, Narin Road, Glenties and one brother, Danny Morrow, Kilraine, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her husband Patrick predeceased her over twenty years ago and her brother Patrick Morrow and her sister Gracie Melly also predeceased her.
Sincere sympathy is extended to Maureen Phelan, Main Street, Glenties on the death of her brother, Fergus Phelan, Sutton, Co. Dublin, which took place on Wednesday 31st October 2007. Sincere sympathy also to Fergus’s wife, Mary and his family, to his brother Eamon, sisters, Maeve, Bried, Dolores, Pat and the extended family.
Sincere sympathy is extended to Nora O’ Donnell and family, Ard Patrick, Glenties on the death of Nora’s sister, Mary Friel, Killybegs and formerly of Drimnacrosh, Glenties which took place on Saturday 3rd November 2007 in Harbour Lights Nursing Home, Bruckless; also to all the relatives and friends.
A Youth Club will be starting in Glenties Community Centre for young people aged 12 – 15 years. The registration night will be Friday 9th November in the Highlands Hotel at 8 p.m. All young people, 12-15 yrs are welcome, but must have a parent / adult with them in order to register. A short meeting will also take place to inform people about the Club. The Club will be supported by Downstrands Family Resource Centre, and Donegal Youth Service. Please remember – an adult must accompany young person in order to register.
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