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Glenties Notes on April 12th 2000

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Charlie Browne, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties, who died in Donegal Hospital on Saturday 8th April 2000. Originally from Tullynaglaggin, Charlie spent a number of years in England before returning to his native place. His brother Johnny and sister, Bridget predeceased him. His wife, Bridget, son, Gerard and daughter, Kathleen, survive him.

The sudden death took place recently in the United States of Sheila Callahan, (nee Mc Gill) daughter of Patrick Mc Gill “The Navvy Poet” who was a native of Glenties. Mrs. Callahan and her sisters were regular visitors to the town since the inception of The Mc Gill Festival, later The Mc Gill Summer School. Sincere sympathy is extended to her family and to her cousin, Mary Clare O’ Donnell, Co-op. Glenties and to all her relatives and friends.

The organising committee for this years events is presently attempting to finalise the programme of events which will run from Thursday 7th to Tuesday 12th September. It is hoped to have the programme finalised as early as possible so that maximum publicity can be achieved. Should any local committee or organisation wish to organise an event and have it included in the programme, please provide details to Colm Campbell by the 15th April next.

The marching bands and float parade was one of the more successful events last year and the committee would hope to build on that. No doubt preparatory ideas and work has already started for this years floats.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Boyle, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties on receiving the Silver Overall Medal in the Junior Breakfast Section at The Maxwell Catering Competitions held recently in The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny. Elizabeth is a first year Chef student at The Tourism College, Killybegs.


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