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Glenties Notes on 24th July 2007

The death took place in the Donegal Hospice in Letterkenny on Wednesday 11th July 2007 of Frankie Mc Hugh, Ardconnell, Glenties.  His remains were brought home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning.  Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. Denis Quinn and Fr. Adrian Gavigan concelebrated RequiemMass.  Readings were by Frankie’s niece, Dolores Mulvey.  Nieces, Yvonne Watters, Emer Mc Connell, Teresa Booth and daughter-in-law, Niamh Nic Carthaigh Mc Hugh read Prayers of the Faithful.  Music was by friend of the family, Francis Kelleher on the organ.  Burial took place in the New Graveyard.  Frankie is survived by his wife Mary, daughter, Geraldine, sons, Patsy and Jim, grandchildren, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended.  He was the last surviving member of the family of Patrick and Catherine Mc Hugh, Clooney, Portnoo.  Four brothers, Michael, Jim, Patrick Joseph and Danny and one sister, Bridie predeceased him.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Bid Fletcher and family, Ard Patrick, Glenties on the death on Sunday 22nd July 2007 of Bid’s brother, Shaun Friel, Buncrana.

Literary Award Winners at the 2007 Patrick MacGill Summer School in Glenties were – Stories – Junior Infants – 3rd “The Swamp Monster” by Nathan Mc Dyer, St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, Glenties.  2nd “A Busy Hamster’s Day” by Leah Mc Innes, St. Riaghan’s N.S.  1st “Fairyworld” by Meallagh Kelly, St. Mary’s N.S. Ardara. 

Stories – Senior Infants – Highly Commended – “The Monster” by Kieran Furey, St. Riaghan’s N.S.  3rd – “The Magic Dolphin” by Erin Gallagher, St. Mary’s N.S. Ardara.  2nd – “Underwater” by Manus Mc Dyer, St. Riaghan’s N.S.  1st “The King Spider” by Ellie Mc Innes, St. Riaghan’s N.S. Glenties. 

Stories – First Class – 3rd – “The Three Wishes” by Zacchary Gillespie, St. Riaghan’s N.S.  2nd – “My Adventure Holiday” by Hannah Sweeney, St. Mary’s N.S. Ardara.  1st – “My Rocket” by Niall Mc Crossan, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.

Stories – Second Class – Highly Commended – “A Big Hairy Monster” by Daniel Doohan, Niall Mór N.S. Killybegs.  3rd – “Shrinking Medicine” by John Doherty, Killian N.S. Inver & “The Ghost of Meentinadea” by Finian Ward, Meentinadea, Ardara.  2nd – “The Girl Who turned into a Sweet” by Natasha Mc Cole, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.  1st – “My Adventure” by Emma Sweeney, St. Mary’s N.S. Ardara. 

Stories – Third Class – 3rd – “A Visit to a Hospital” by Stephen Griffin, St. Riaghan’s N.S.  2nd – “Hallowe’en” by Michael Boyle, MeenagowanN.S. Lettermacaward.  1st – “Alienupiter” by Megan Byrne, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties & “A Very Unusual Pet” by Aaron Gallagher, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties.

Stories – Fourth Class – Highly Commended – “The Bad Man” by Christian Bonner, MeenagowanN.S.  3rd – “Where Times Collide” by Aoife M. Long, Scoil Mhín Tine Dé, Ardara.  2nd – “The Hunting Expedition” by Mark Young, WoodSchool, Ardara.  1st – “Zombies in Glenties” by Ryan Moore, KilkennyN.S. Glenties.

Stories – Fifth Class – Highly Commended – “Nerves” by Sinéad Mc Geehan, St. Riaghan’s N.S.  3rd – “Teachers on Strike” by Tomás Boyle, Scoil Mhín Tine Dé, Ardara.  2nd – “Michael and the Dragon” by Pauric Doherty, Scoil an Chillín, Inver.  1st – “In the Flickered Light” by Mary Dillon, MeenagowanN.S. 

Stories – Sixth Class – Highly Commended – “A Forest Fire” by Victoria Baskin, Wood School, Ardara & Memories of the Hiring Fair” by Catriona Mc Gill, Crannóg Buí N.S. Ardara & “Thomas’s Dreams” by Jamie Mc Cready, Meenagowan N.S.  3rd – “The Haunted House” by Declan Boyle, Scoil Mhuire, N.S. Glenties.  2nd “The Stone Age” by Nathan Young, Wood School, Ardara & “ The Day the Aliens Came” by Paula Boyle, Kilkenny N.S. Glenties.  1st – “The Dark Knight” by Bridget Martina Melley, MeenagowanN.S.

Poetry – Junior Infants – 3rd “My New Baby” By Rachel Mc Loone, KilkennyN.S. Glenties.  2nd – “Mummy” by Oliver Long, WoodSchool, Ardara.  1st “Water by Declan Sharkey, KilkennyN.S. Glenties.

Senior Infant – Poems – Highly Commended – “Aliens” by Iarla O Murchú. St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.  3rd – “Hey Diddle Diddle” by Sarah Harkin, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.  2nd – “Eimear and Eddy” by Emma Mc Dyre, KilkennyN.S. Glenties.  1st “The Keyboard” by Ciarán Gavigan, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.

First Class – Poems – 3rd – “The Old Sea Chest” by Dara Beth Mc Loone, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties.  2nd – “My House” by Alisha Kee, KilkennyN.S. 1st – “Blast Off” by Evie Doherty, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.

Second Class – Poems – 3rd – “April” by Shaun Sweeney, St. Mary’s N.S. Ardara.  2nd – “The Clock Struck Midnight” by Arianna Bonner, MeenagowanN.S. Lettermacaward.  1st – “Space” by Senan Boyle, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin & “The Three Wishes” by Kieran Gallagher, St. Riaghan’s N.S. Glenties.

Third Class – Poems – 3rd “Teachers” by Gemma O’ Donnell, St. Riaghan’s N.S. 2nd “Jack Frost” by Kirsty Baskin, WoodSchool, Ardara.  1st “Autumn” by Gillian Moore, KilkennyN.S.

Fourth Class – Poems – Highly Commended – “My Dog” by Shannon Curran, Niall Mór N.S. Killybegs.  3rd “When I was at the shop” by Charlene Mc Cready, Meenagowan N.S. Lettermacaward.  2nd – “Mother” by Stephen Moore, KilkennyN.S.  1st “Seasons” by Mark Young, WoodSchool, Ardara.

Poetry – Fifth Class – Highly Commended – “Judgement Day” by Tara Mc Ginley, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.  3rd – “Ardara Show” by Conor Whyte, Crannog Buí N.S. Ardara.  2nd – “Autumn” by Tamara Payne, WoodSchool, Ardara.  1st – “Hallowe’en Night” by Georgia Fry, Meenagowan, N.S.

Poetry – Sixth Class – Highly Commended “The Moon” by Patrick Byrne, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties & “A Waste of Life” by Emer Tonry, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.  3rd – “The Trap” by Aaron Bennett, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.  2nd – “A Leaf Falling” by Donna Maher, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.  1st – “Autumn” by Nathan Young, WoodSchool, Ardara.

Adult Section – Runner Up – “Still Life” by James O’Donnell, Sandyford, Dublin.  1st – “I remember Roadside Hedges” by Anna Colhoun, Clar, DonegalTown.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Bid Fletcher and family, Ard Patrick, Glenties on the death on Sunday 22nd July 2007 of Bid’s brother, Shaun Friel, Buncrana.

There will be a Prayer Service and a Blessing of Graves in The Old Graveyard on the Glen Road on Thursday 26th July at 8 p.m.

There are still places available for the Summer Camps being held in the Community Centre, Glenties.  Classes 1st & 2nd – on 30th & 31st July.  Classes 3rd & 4th – on 1st & 2nd August.  Classes 5th & 6th – on 3rd & 7th August.  Camps will be from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Cost of each camp is 10 Euro.  For booking contact Downstrands Family Resource Centre at 9545879.

A Charity Walk, in aid of Kidney Dialysis Comfort Fund, LetterkennyHospital, will take place on Saturday 28th July, ~ departing The Glen Tavern at 12 noon, via Edeninfagh and the Croaghs.  Sponsor Cards are available.  Please contact 9557978 or ring 9551170 to register for the walk.  Everybody is welcome.  Please support this very worthy cause.

Any child born in 2002, or already in school, who has not yet received their Preschool Booster, are now invited to attend their GP for the 4 in 1 and MMR vaccine.  The 4 in 1 boosts immunity to Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough and Polio.  MMR boosts immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella.  All childhood vaccines are free of charge.  For fu
rther information contact Bernie Mc Nulty, Asst. Director of Public Health Nursing specific to Immunisations in Donegal at 087 9008239 or 9189117.


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