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Glenties Notes October 14th 2008

On Saturday 27th September 2008 Siobhan Boyle and Brian Shefflin were married in the Church of Saint Ignatius, Dubrovnik. Fr. Frono Markic officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Siobhan is a daughter of Packie and Maureen Boyle, Derries, Glenties and Brian is a son of Denis and Marie Shefflin, Waterford City. Her father gave the bride away and her sister, Elaine Boyle was bridesmaid. Alan Shefflin, brother of the groom was bestman. Readings were by Donna Boyle, cousin of the bride and Elaine Shefflin, sister of the groom. Friends of the groom, Pauric Cleary, Gerald Costello and Nial Godfrey read Prayers of the Faithful. Music and singing was by Ernan and Annmarie O’ Donnell. The reception was held in Hotel Argentina and the honeymoon is being spent in Italy and New York. Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mary Mc Dermott, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties on the death recently of her sister Kathleen Ryan, Glasnevin, Dublin.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife, family, relatives and friends of John Mc Callaig, Edeninfagh, who died at his home on Thursday 9th October 2008 and was buried in Edeninfagh on Saturday 11th.

Anyone wishing to send their child swimming this year should attend an information evening on Monday 20th October in The Highlands Hotel, Glenties at 8.00 p.m. There are a few changes and swimming will be in Ballyshannon this year.

Winners at last week’s Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties were – Nan Doherty – E200 (Jackpot), Sarah Gallagher, Ann Boyle, Mrs. Maloney, Kitty Mc Glynn, Kathleen Boyle and Anne Hegarty – E 100 each, Angela Lowther – E 220, Bridie Doherty – E 150, Breege Coyle, Margo Gallagher, Dim Melly, Christine Mc Cool, P. Mc Gill, Anna Mc Dyre, Rosaleen Gallagher, B. Roarty, Fay Moore, Anna Cannon and Barbara Quigley – E 50 each, Patricia Molloy and Valarie Carr – E 35 each, John Doherty, Glenties and John Doherty, Donegal – E 20 each. Come along and support your Community Centre Bingo every Tuesday night at 9.00 p.m.

The Glenties Community Alert Group is making application to the Department of Social and Family Affairs for the provision of the following items of security equipment :- Window and Door Locks, Door Chains, Security Lighting and Safeguards, Installation of a Monitored Alarm System for older People (over 65 and living alone). People from the Glenties and surrounding districts, interested in availing of the free scheme, should contact immediately any of the following committee members – Michael Glynn 9551393, John Gormley 9551258 or Nora Breslin 9551192. Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 31st October 2008.

Mass will be celebrated in the Main Church on Friday 17th October at 8.00 p.m. Tea and sandwiches will be served in the Community Centre after Mass, where a Presentation will be made to Fr. Paul. Anyone still wishing to make a donation may leave their donations in Olive’s Shoe Shop.

It’s that time of year again when the witches and ghosts and all sorts of creatures will be out and about. The annual Halloween Ball takes place in The Limelight, Glenties on Sunday 26th October. Music is by Mary B. and The Monsters. Doors will open at 10 p.m. There will be cash prizes for Group and Individual Costumes. It is strictly for over 18s. ID will be required. Scally Wag Face Painters will be available in M25 from 9.30p.m. on Sunday evening.

Best wishes from all the parents / children and staff in the Playschool to Hugh Breslin who is running in the Dublin City Marathon on Halloween weekend to raise funds for the Playschool. Sponsor sheets will be placed in all shops in town and in the Playschool over the next few weeks. Please support by giving generously and wishing Hugh the best of luck and big thank you from all of us.


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