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Glenties Notes on August 31st 2002

The death took place after a short illness, in Letterkenny Hospital, on Tuesday 20th August 2002 of Paddy Gildea, Stranaglough, Glenties. His remains were brought to the home of Thomas Gildea, Meenalargan later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Wednesday evening. Fr. Pat Prendergast P.P. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by Louise and Giles Gildea, relatives of Paddy’s. Music was by Sr. Immaculata on the organ. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Paddy was the last surviving member of the family of Ned and Cassie Gildea, Glenmakennif, Glenties. His brother, Hugh died about sixteen years ago. Sincere sympathy is extended to his cousins, other relatives and friends.

Congratulations to the winners of the recent Fishing Competition held on Lough Finn, Fintown on Sunday 18th August 2002. Results were; 1st—Danny Kavanagh, Convoy – 200Euro. 2nd—John O’ Donnell, Dungloe – 125 Euro. 3rd—Hugh Duffy, Loughanure – 75 Euro. Cumann Iascairí Bhaile Na Finne wish to thank sincerely Martin Lawless of Baile Árd Teo. for their generous sponsorship of the competition. The next competition is on Sunday 1st September ’02 from 12.00 noon until 6.00p.m.

Harvest Fair 2002 – September 11th – 15th

Wednesday 11th
6:00pm – Quad Reversing Competition at Cannon’s Petrol Station
8:00pm – Official Opening of Festival by Glenties Donegal Players on stage in Main Street
10:00pm – Live Music in Pubs

Thursday 12th
Harvest Fair Day
10:00pm Live Music in Pubs

Friday 13th
All Day – Pitch & Putt Competition at Sandfield Pitch & Putt
5:00pm – Sack Race on Main Street
6:00pm – Sponge Throwing on Main Street
6:30pm – Treasure Hunt starting at Community Centre
7:00pm – Darts Competition in Roddy’s Dar
9:00pm – Pub Quiz in Molloy’s Bar
10:00pm – Miss Harvest Fair Teen Competition in The Limelight
10:00pm – Karaoke Competition in Space Disco Bar by the Mad Arabs
10:00pm – Live Music in Pubs

Saturday 14th
Children’s Day
All Day a variety of activities in the Community Centre
10:00am – Under 10’s Football Blitz
2:00pm – Fancy Dress 7-a-side at Glenties Football Pitch oppisite Comprehensive School
5:00pm – Bouncy Castle at The Rock
7:00pm Cake Sale/Auction in Community Centre
10:00pm – Live Music in Pubs

Sunday 15th
2:30pm – Float Parade on Main Street
4:00pm – Lovely Girls Competition on main stage
5:00pm – Tug of War Competition in Spar Car Park
6:30pm – Car Reversing Competion in Chapel Car Park
10:00pm – Harvest Fair Queen Dance in Highlands Hotel
10:00pm – Live Music in Pubs


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