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Glenties Notes on 29th July 2007

Congratulations to Teresa and John Gallagher, Meenahalla, Glenties on the birth recently in LetterkennyHospital of their first child, a baby girl, Ellie May.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Johnny Rodgers and family, Derries, Glenties on the death recently of Johnny’s brother Philip in London.

On Saturday 21st July 2007 Janet O’ Donnell and Felix Melly were married in St.Connell’s Church, Glenties.  Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. Eddie Gallagher officiated and concelebrated Nuptial Mass.  Janet is a daughter of Jimmy and Mary O’Donnell, Mullantyboyle, Glenties and Felix is a son of Jamsie and Bríd Melly, Lettermacaward.  Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Breda and Noelle O’ Donnell, the groom’s sister, Sinead Melly and a friend, Catherine Mc Loone attended her.  Trevor Melly, brother of the groom was bestman.  Another brother, Barry and two friends, Nicholas Gallagher and Michael Bonner were groomsmen.  Erin Melly, Godchild of the groom was a flowergirl and Shane Mc Devitt, Godchild of the bride was a pageboy.  Readings were by Diane Melly, sister of the groom and Rosaleen Mc Devitt, sister of the bride.  Danielle Mc Devitt, Jordan O’ Donnell, Ethan O’ Donnell and Chloe Doherty read Prayers of the Faithful.  The mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by Eileen, Jenifer and Jody Laughlin.  Kieran Kennedy played the bagpipes as the couple were leaving the Church.  The reception was held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties and the honeymoon is being spent in Lanzarote. 

The Annual Church Gate Collection for the Donegal Leprosy Fund, in aid of Foreign Missions, will be taken up before all the Masses next weekend. Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August.  The collection will be given directly to Donegal Nuns and Priests working in Third World Countries to aid of this most worthwhile cause.

A Community Employment Scheme will be starting shortly in the Glenties area.  Fás eligibility rules apply.  For further information ring 086 3961533.

Places are available for Full – Time Traineeship Courses in Beauty Therapy and Childcare, which will be starting in September 2007.  For further details contact FÁS at 9560500.


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