The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Wednesday 1st March 2006 of Dr. Malachy Mc Closkey, Glenties. His remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday afternoon. Fr. Pat Prendergast P.P. Glenties assisted by Fr. John Mc Loone P.P. Frosses and Fr. Adrian Gavigan Chaplain, Letterkenny Hospital concelebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by his grandson, Alan Stewart and granddaughter, Emily Stewart. Music and singing was by Sinead Rafferty, Teresa Mc Mullin on the organ and Vincent and Peter Campbell on the violin. His daughter Claire sang a Reflection after Communion. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Sincere sympathy is extended to his son, Malachy and his wife, Margo, Glenties, daughter Claire and her husband Michael Stewart, Donegal, grandchildren Alan, Tara and Emily Stewart, Paul and Mark Mc Closkey his six great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. His first wife Patsy predeceased him in 1960 and his second wife Anne in 1997. He celebrated his 90th Birthday last November. Dr. Mc Closkey served the community in Glenties and surrounding areas for forty-one years from 1944 until he retired in 1985. He took an interest in every aspect of community life and was on various committees. He was instrumental in getting the sheltered housing in the town, a fact that was marked by the estate – Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent – being named after him. A founder member of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann in Donegal he had a great love for traditional music especially the fiddle, which on occasion he played himself. He was president of The Patrick MacGill Summer School.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Nancy Mc Loone, Narin Road, Glenties, who died in St. Luke’s Hospital, Dublin on Saturday evening.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the sisters, brothers, relatives and friends of John Byrne, Maas, Glenties who died at his home on Sunday morning.
An intensive 4-day swimming course will be held from Monday 10th April until Thursday 13th April (during Easter break) in Letterkenny Pool. This is an excellent way of improving your child’s swimming. The cost is 25 Euro per child. Places are limited. A bus will leave Ardara Community Centre at 9.45 a.m. and Glenties Comprehensive School Top Gate at 10.00a.m. – Returning to Glenties 1.00 – 1.15p.m. Approx. and Ardara 1.15 – 1.30p.m. Approx. Contact Bernie on 086-1005465 before March 16th to book your child’s place.
“Donegal Hospice” Sympathy Cards are now available in The Paper Stop, Glenties. Cards are sponsored and shops provide this service free of charge, so all proceeds go to the Donegal Hospice. Ask for cards at counter.
Congratulations to Richard Mc Cafferty, Glen Road, Glenties who was among the winners of the Donegal County Council / Rehab ‘People of the Year’ Awards for 2005. Richard has an exceptional record of voluntary community work over many years, which has been of enormous benefit to the local community. He was Co-founder of the Community Centre Committee, Glenties Development Association, Glenties Piped TV Co-op, Glenties TV Channel and Glenties Tidy Towns Committee. He was involved with Glenties Drama Group and in setting up the MacGill Summer School and has also contributed to the cultural, social and sporting activities of the Glenties Comprehensive School, where he taught for over 30 years.
Naomh Conaill GAA Club is holding a fundraising dance in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on St. Patrick’s night to raise money for two Defibrillators for the Glenties area. The cost of buying the Defibrillators is E 5,000. Tickets for the dance will be on sale around the town and are €10 each. Please support this very worthy cause, as you never know when you might need the use of a Defibrillator and it could save your life.