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Glenties Notes on 10th September 2007

Congratulations to Lisa Mc Devitt (Doochary Queen) who was selected in the Limelight on Sunday night as this year’s Glenties Harvest Fair Queen.  Congratulations also to Alana Molloy, Glenties who was selected as this year’s Teen Queen. 

Fiddle and Guitar Lessons will recommence in the Play School / After School Building on the Glen Road, Glenties at 10.30a.m. on Saturday 15th September.  For further information contact Ernan at 074 9541037.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Donal Gallagher, Narin Road, Glenties on the death of his brother, Francie Gallagher, Stranorlar, (formerly Doobin, Glenties) which took place last week in Stranorlar; also to all the relatives and friends.  Francie was 99 years old.

A position has become available for an Afterschool worker.  This is an afternoon position.  For further information please contact Mairead at 074 9551904 or Shauna at 074 9551032.  Preference will be given to applicant with a childcare qualification.  If interested please apply in writing with full C.V. to The Management, Glenties Playgroup and Afterschool, Glen Road, Glenties, Co. Donegal before 5p.m. on Friday 28th September.  We are an equal opportunities employer.

The local Lifeboat committee would like to thank all those who helped to make their recent Raft Race such a success.  Firstly, we would like to thank the teams who took part in the race, provided the entertainment and who raised a great deal of money, those who supported on the day, the Gardaí for their help, Michael Mc Laughlin and Frankie Mc Hugh for the use of the field, Mr. and Mrs. Capper for supplying the power, Frank Connaghan for the use of his lorries, local residents and boat owners for their co-operation, those who manned the safety boats, the judges, Phil Mc Grenaghan and Denis Wilson and M.C. Jack Kennedy.  Thanks also to Mary Keown, who took care of the registration, to Tommy Barrett and Joseph Molloy for their contribution, to the publicans and business people of Glenties, Ardara, Narin and Portnoo for all their help and donations and to everyone who helped in any way.  The day was a great success and the money raised will help save lives at sea.

Congratulations to Conor Mc Closkey, Main St. Glenties and Angela Wilkinson, Letterkenny who were married in the Cathedral, Letterkenny on Saturday last.

Congratulations to Emily and Hugh Breslin, Glen Road, Glenties on the birth recently of their second child, a baby brother (Daniel) for Darragh.

Congratulations to Maria and Billy MacInnes, Derries, Glenties on the birth recently of their fourth child, a baby sister (Ruth) for Ellie, Lia and Wills.

The death took place at her home on Wednesday 29th August 2007 of Mary Alice Mc Kelvey, Currien, Fintown (nee Spillane, Glenties).  Her remains were brought to St. Colmcille’s Church, Fintown on Saturday morning.  Fr. Cunningham C.C. Fintown assisted by Fr. Eamon McLaughlin concelebrated Requiem Mass.  Readings were by her nephew, Gavin Spillane and her son Stephen.  Mairead Mc Kelvey, Carol Mc Nelis, Molly Mc Nelis and Damien Mc Kelvey read Prayers of the Faithful.  Her sisters, Sheila, Anne, Evelyn and Dympna brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by the local church choir, of whom she was a member, Mary Alice’s sister, Margaret, Isobel Curran, Tara Connaghan and Fiona Quinn.  Burial took place in the adjoining Graveyard.  Mary Alice is survived by her husband, Connie, sons, Stephen, Thomas and Conal, sisters, Sheila, Margaret, Anne, Evelyn and Dympna, brothers, P. J. and Christy, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, Aidan and Ciara, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Acla Park Fintown – Field Development Car Draw will take place this Friday 14th September in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties.  Doors will open at 9.00 p.m. and Draw will take place at 12 Midnight. The first prize is a Honda Jazz.  There are nine other prizes including a Flat Screen T.V, Weekend for 2 in Galway, 1,000 litres of heating oil etc.  Tickets (20 Euro) are on sale up until night of draw.  Music is by Erin’s Own.  Everyone is welcome.

A Prayer Meeting for Teenagers and Adults will be held in the Day Centre, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties every Tuesday at 8.00p.m.


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