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Glenties Notes October 20th 2009

County Champions
Congratulations to our Minor team who won the County Final when they beat St. Eunan’s on Sunday last 18th October in Ballybofey. A large cavalcade of cars traveled home with them and bonfires blazed along the way. A big crowd was out to welcome them when they returned to the town.

Halloween Fancy Dress Ball
On Sunday 25th October the 11th Halloween Fancy Dress Ball takes place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties. This event was set up 11 years ago by the Glenties Traders, as a fundraiser for the restoration of the Church Bell, so that it would ‘ring in’ the New Millennium. The next project was Christmas Lights for the town. The Glenties Halloween Ball has been getting bigger and better and very competitive, with groups and individuals trying to retain their winning titles. This year the format will be a little different, as it will start off with a Halloween Carnival at 8.30 p.m. and progress to the Highlands Hotel. Over €1,000 in cash prizes will be given out for the best individual and group costumes. Please support your Christmas Lights Fundraiser.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Ann Gildea, Straboy, Glenties and Declan Mc Bride, Milford who were married in Glenties on Saturday last.

Best wishes
Best wishes to Cartha Boyle, Ard Patrick and Stephen Mc Dermott, Altar, Glenties who are doing their recruit course at present in Letterkenny Fire Station in order to be accepted into the local Fire Brigade; also to Sean Connaughton who is an instructor on the course.

The collection for the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital taken up in Glenties recently amounted to € 1,040 and in Edeninfagh amounted to €150.00. Thank you to everyone who made a donation.

Masses for the Dead
The Novena of Masses for the Dead begins on Monday 2nd November. Every Mass from Monday 2nd until Tuesday 10th November in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties and The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh will be offered for those who are named in the Dead Lists. Special envelopes, containing Dead Lists, will be available at the door of the Church next weekend.

The Self Help Africa Church Gate Collection will be taken up before the Masses next weekend.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Mary Sweeney, (wife of the late James Hugh), Mill Road, Glenties, who died in Letterkenny Hospital on Saturday 17th October 2009. Remains to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday and burial on Wednesday.


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