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Glenties Notes on December 2nd 2004

Late John O’Donnell
On Sunday 7th November the sudden death took place in Letterkenny General Hospital of John O’Donnell, Ard Patrick Glenties. His remains were brought to his home later that evening, and on Tuesday evening to St. Connell’s Church Fr Nigel Gallagher, Canon Leo Moore, Fr. John McLoone, Fr Philip Daly and Fr. Denis Quinn concelebrated Requiem Mass. The reading were read by his daughters, Mrs Anne Finn and Teresa O’Donnell. Prayers of the Faithful were read by John Frances and Tommy O’Donnell, (sons), Mary Molony, (daughter) Joan O’Donnell, Kathleen Bonner (nieces). The gifts were brought to the alter by his grandchildren, Sinead Finn, Mark and Gavin Molony, Colleen and Gemma O’Donnell. The folk choir along with Peter Campbell provided music. His son Pat sang a hymn at Communion time. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. He is survived by his wife Agnes, Daughters, Anne Finn, Sandfield, Mary Molony, Dun Laoghaire, Teresa, Chicago, Sons, Tommy, Pat, Glenties, and John Frances, Gortnacart, Ardara,brothers Joe and Frank, England, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandchildren to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His brothers Phonsie, Patrick and Hugh, sisters Mary and Kathleen predeceased him. John was in his 86th year and enjoyed life to the full attending as many music sessions as possible in the locality and always sang a few songs himself. An interview with John O’Donnell by journalist Noel Slevin was in the Donegal on Sunday on the morning of his death.

Senior Citizens Party
The Senior Citizens Party will be held in the Highlands Hotel on Sunday 5th Dec at 3.00pm, starting with Mass followed by a dinner and entertainment. Local people are asked to come along and support this function and to enjoy the evening with the senior citizens.

Kilkenny N.S.
The Board of Management wish to thank everyone who supported the fundraising Card Drive which amounted to €780.

Anyone interested in going to the Night Vigil in Knoch on the 8th Dec get in contact with McGuinness’ Coaches 074 9551284

President’s Awards 2004
Congratulations to four senior level students in the Comprehensive School who were awarded medals and certificates at a ceremony in the Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran recently. The received their President’s Awards for the completion of personal challenges in community involvement, learning a new skill, physical fitness and completing a 125-mile cycle in August last. The three Bronze medals were awarded to Alyce McGrath from Ardara, Luke Cape from Glenties and Conal O’Callaghan from Kilraine, A Silver medal was awarded to Marinus Toman from Ardara. Their presidents Award leader was teacher, Gerry Moore, Glenties.

Achiever’s Awards
Congratulations to Kevin Herron, youngest son of Michael and Carmel Herron, Ballyeriston, Clooney who received a High Achiever’s Award from the Royal Irish Academy of Music at a concert and presentation ceremony in Virginia, Co Cavan recently. Kevin is a piano student and received his award for achieving a Distinction in the Preliminary Grade exam in May.

Barn Dance
The Christmas barn dance will be held in the Highland’s Hotel on Tuesday 14th December. Music by Country Traditions. Dancing from 9.30 pm until 12.30am. Supper will be served.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Isabelle McLoone on the death of her brother Connie Greene recently.

Play Group
Pat the Cope Gallagher T.D. Marine Minister is pleased to learn from Eamon O’Cuiv T.D Minister for the Community, Rual &Gaeltacht affairs that Clar Funding has been approved for the Glenties Community Playgroup in the sulm of €12,000 under the equal opportunities childcare programme 2002-2006


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