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Glenties Notes on April 11th 2002

On Saturday 23rd March 2002 Brendan Maguire and Patricia Coyne were married in St. John’s Church, Cratloe, Co. Clare. Fr. Liam Enright and Fr. Connell J. Maguire were the celebrants at the Nuptial Mass. Brendan is a son of the late Dan and Annie Maguire, Glen Road, Glenties and Patricia is a daughter of Patrick and Kathleen Coyne, Ballybrit, Co. Galway. The bride was given away by her brother and was attended by her sisters, May, Ann, Margaret and Tara. The groom’s friend, Jack Lynch was bestman and two cousins; Denis Mc Gill and Laurence Molloy were groomsmen. Marianna and Roisin Keating, Greta O’Neill, Evie Whelehan, and Katie O’Neill were flowergirls. Eoin O’Gorman was pageboy. Readings were by Brendan’s two sisters, Rosaleen and Collette. Sean and Tara Coyne brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music was by Gus and Anette Ahlsved and the Harpist was Pattie Gibbons. The reception was held in Knappogue Castle, Quin, Co. Clare and the honeymoon was spent touring.

Congratulations and best wishes to Sharon Watters and Patrick O’ Shea who were married in the Church of the Holy Family, Ardara on Monday 1st April 2002. Sharon is a daughter of Anne, (formerly Mc Guigan, Ardconnell, Glenties), and Michéal Watters, Tullycleave, Ardara, and has a Hairdressing Salon here in Glenties. The reception was held in the Blue Haven.

Congratulations and best wishes to Caroline Mackessy, Mully, Glenties and Paddy Doherty, Glenfin who were married in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh, Glenties on Saturday last.

The death took place at his home on Good Friday 29th March 2002 of Packie Sweeney, Letterilly, Glenties. His remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday morning. Fr. Patrick Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass at 11a.m. Readings were by his sons James and Liam. Music was by St. Connell’s Church choir. Burial took place in the New Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Bridget, six sons, James, Liam, Cornelius, Johnny, Pat and Donal, one daughter, Marina, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Two brothers, Cornelius and James Hugh and two sisters, Sarah and Annie Maria predeceased him. Packie was the last surviving member of the family of William John and Mary Sweeney, Gortnasillagh, Glenties.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Danny Sweeney, Dublin (formerly Mullantyboyle, Glenties) on the death of his wife, Una, which took place recently and also to their family, sisters-in-law, Bridie and Molly, other relatives and friends. The Sweeney family are regular visitors to Mullantyboyle.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the brothers, sister, other relatives and friends of Susan Campbell, Silverhill, Glenties, who died on Saturday last.


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