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Glenties Notes on April 3rd 2001

Glenties Drama Group’s presentation of ‘Widow’s Paradise’ in Glenties Community Centre last Friday and Sunday was a great success.

Because they had to refuse admission to some people on Sunday night they decided to put the show on again on Thursday next 5th April at the same venue at 8.30p.m.

On Saturday 24th March 2001 Tara Bonner and Damien Mc Devitt were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. Glenties assisted by Fr. A. Lafferty P.P. Ardara officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Tara is a daughter of Eddie and Anne Bonner, Ardconnell, Glenties and Damien is a son of Mary and the late Frank Mc Devitt, Glenconwell, Ardara. Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Noelle and Linda Bonner were bridesmaids. Damien’s brother John was bestman and another brother, Francis was groomsman. Mary Francis and Martin Mc Cafferty, niece and nephew of the groom were flowergirl and pageboy. Readings were by Gavin Bonner and Antoinette Mc Ginley, brother of the bride and sister of the groom. Colin and Edwina Bonner, Tara’s brother and sister, Laura Mc Ginley and John Joseph Mc Cafferty, Damien’s niece and nephew, read Prayers of the Faithful. Danielle Byrne, friend of the bride, Christopher Mc Ginley, nephew of the groom and both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties and the honeymoon is being spent in Lanzorotti.

The death took place at his home in Letterkenny of Peadar Quinn on Monday 26th March 2001. His remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Wednesday for Requiem Mass at 1.00p.m. Mass was celebrated by Mons. Dan Mc Dyer, assisted by Fr. Brian Quinn, Fr. Seamus Meehan, Fr. Seamus Gallagher, Fr. Michael Mc Cullagh and Fr. Patrick Prendergast. Readings were by Maria and Emma Mc Cole and Stephanie and Michael Mc Cole read Prayers of the Faithful. Anita and Carrie Murray and Raymond Quinn brought the Gifts to the Altar and Elaine Mc Cole read a Reflection after Communion. The Dungloe Choir provided the music. St. Crone’s Band, Dungloe provided a Guard of Honour from the Grotto to the Church and played Faith of Our Fathers during Communion. Burial took place in the New Cemetery.

Over forty years ago, after the Glenties Hospital closed, Peadar Quinn who had been the ambulance driver, left his native town to take up the same position at the new hospital in Dungloe. He and his wife Nuala lived there up until a short time ago, when they moved to Letterkenny. He was the last surviving member of the family of John and Nora Quinn, Main Street, Glenties. His brothers, Paddy, Frank and Michael, sisters, Mary, Anna and Margaret predeceased him. Sincere sympathy is extended to Nuala, Stephanie, Michael and the girls, Letterkenny, nephews, Michael Quinn, Ard Patrick, Glenties, Kevin Quinn, U.S.A. and all his relatives and many friends.


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