Glenties Notes on 21st August 2007

Congratulations to Susan O’Regan and Darren Smith, who chose the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh for their wedding on Thursday 2nd August 2007.  Susan is a daughter of Liam and Helen O’Regan, Swords, Co. Dublin and Darren is a son of Bill and Barbara Smith, England.  Fr. Pat Prendergast officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass.  The bride was given away by her brother, Alan O’Regan, and her sister Deborah Carolan attended her.  Niall Mc Cormack was bestman.  Hannah Carolan and Allie Healy were flowergirls and Andrew and Lewis Yates were pageboys.  Readings were by Danielle Power and Karen Brooks.  The psalm was sung by Hannah Carolan.  Ian Burke, Catherine Reid, Jacquie Brett, Louise Mc Gonagle and Siobhan Mc Carthy read Prayers of the Faithful.  Helen O’Regan and Barbara Smith, mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music was by Tanya and Ted.  The reception was held in Harvey’s Point Hotel, Lough Eske, Donegal and the honeymoon was spent in South Africa. 

On Thursday 9th August 2007 Raymond Brennan and Lorraine Gallagher were married in Meenacross Church.  Fr. Meehan officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass.  Raymond is a son of Phil and Mary Brennan, Stranaglough, Glenties and Lorraine is a daughter of Neilie and Lily Gallagher, Dungloe.  Her father gave the bride away and her sister Siobhan Gallagher was her bridesmaid.  James Brennan, brother of the groom was bestman.  Readings were by the groom’s sister Mary Long and Alva Boyle.  Niamh Brennan, Philip Floyd, Niall Gallagher and Sean Ward read Prayers of the Faithful.  The mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by Mary Maume on the organ and Sarah Maume on the violin and Ciara Floyd.  The reception was held in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel, Ardara and the honeymoon was spent touring in Ireland.

Helen Flannery and Andy Malone were married in The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Saturday 11th August 2007.  Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. Denis Quinn officiated and concelebrated Nuptial Mass.  Helen is a daughter of Tommy and Margaret Flannery, Ardun, Glenties and Andy is a son of Ann Malone, Letterkenny.  Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Mairead Cranley and Michelle Flannery and her friend, Riaghan Byrne attended her.  Rory Malone, brother of the groom was bestman and the groom’s friends, Barry Keeney and Paul Kelly were groomsmen.  Clionadh Ní Mhianain was a flowergirl and Jack Flannery and Shéa Malone were pageboys.  Readings were by Susan Ní Mhianain, sister of the groom and Declan Flannery, brother of the bride.  Jack Flannery, Jamie Cranley, Aaron Hayes, Mark Bonner, Ian Molloy and Erin Gildea read Prayers of the Faithful. The mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar.  A Reflection was read by Caroline Mc Gill.  Music and singing was by Amanda Mc Guigan, Siobhan Brown, Bridget Molloy, Pat and John F. O’ Donnell.  The reception was held in the Blue Haven and the honeymoon is being spent in Sicily.

Congratulations to Isabel Mc Carthy and Sebastien Malbois who were married in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh, Glenties on Friday 17th August 2007.  Fr. Francis Mc Loone, uncle of the bride officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass.  Isabel is a daughter of Nabla (nee Mc Loone, Lugnagillew) and Pat Mc Carthy, Galway and Sebastien is a son of Lilian and the late Yves Malbois, France.  Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Máire Kyne and Niamh Mc Carthy attended her.  The groom’s brothers, Yannick and Pascal Malbois were groomsmen.  Gabrial Gestin, nephew of the groom was a pageboy.  Readings were by Caroline Gestin, sister of the groom and Seamus Mc Carthy, brother of the bride.  Paul and Colm Mc Carthy, Seamus Mc Loone, Pascal Malbois, Stephane Lenain and Arnaud Germain read Prayers of the Faithful.  A niece and nephew of the groom, Fabien and Julia Malbois brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by Pauline Glackin and Joseph Rodgers.  The reception was held in The Lake House Hotel, Clooney, Portnoo and the honeymoon is being spent in France.

Congratulations to Evelyn Boyle and Ian Hayden who were married in St. Kevin’s Church, Kilnamanagh, on Friday 17th August 2007.  Evelyn is a daughter of Mary (nee Mc Gill, Glenties) and Tom Boyle, (formerly Tullycleave, Ardara) now resident in Tallaght, Co. Dublin.

Congratulations to Joseph and Margaret Kennedy, Kilraine, Glenties who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary recently.

Congratulations to John Boyle, Glen Road and Catherine Breslin, Glen Road, Glenties who got engaged last weekend.

The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Friday 10th August 2007 of Paddy Boyle, Stranaglough, Glenties.  His remains were brought to his home on Saturday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday afternoon.  Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass at 1.00p.m.  Readings were by Paddy’s nephews, Philip Boyle and John Kennedy and his nieces, Laura Boyle and Caroline Kee read Prayers of the Faithful.  Singing was by Nora Gallagher.  Burial took place in the New Graveyard.  Paddy is survived by his wife Annie, son John, daughter-in-law, Helen and granddaughter Amelia, brothers, Phil, Gerry, Eamon and John, sister, Mamie Kennedy, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

It is only a couple of weeks until the Harvest Fair Festival so it is time to put on your thinking caps if you are taking part in the Float Parade.

Coiste Forbartha Páirc Phobail Acla are making a final push to collect the necessary local contribution for the development of The Community Field in Fintown.  They are appealing for more representatives from all the clubs, schools, parents and helpers of the community to unite in one last big effort to make their draw a success for the area.  Anyone who can help, please contact any active committee member.  It is only four weeks until someone wins a New Honda Jazz at the Draw Dance in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Friday 14th September.  “Please get involved in helping your community.  Ní neart go cur le chéile!”

The Playgroup / Afterschool will re-open on Tuesday 4th September 2007.  There are still some places available in both Playgroup and Afterschool.  For further information contact 074 9551907 from 4 / 9 / ’07.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped in any way during our school year and also in the successful running of our drop-in service.

The A.G.M. for Glenties Community Playgroup will be held on Monday 27th August at 8.00p.m. All are welcome.

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