On Saturday 4th December 2004 Caroline Hegarty and Brendan Ward were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties. Fr. Paul Gallagher, Glenties and Fr. Sweeney, Glenfin officiated and concelebrated Nuptial Mass. Caroline is a daughter of John and Paula Hegarty, Ard Patrick, Glenties and Brendan is a son of Peadar and Marian Ward, Boulty Patrick, Cloghan. Her father gave the bride away and her four sisters Nicola Cruise, Angeline, Stephanie and Natalie Hegarty were her bridesmaids. Donal Mc Elwee was bestman and Barry Mc Menamin, Seamus Roper and Thomas Óg Mc Garrigle were groomsmen. All are friends of the groom. Readings were by Fiona Ward, sister of the groom and Georgina Mc Hugh aunt of the bride. Dermot and Paul Hegarty, brothers of the bride, Fiona Ward, sister of the groom and John Mc Sweeney, a friend, read Prayers of the Faithful. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in Harvey’s Point Hotel, Lough Eske, Donegal Town and the honeymoon was spent on a Caribbean Cruise.
The death took place, suddenly, at his home of Cormac Gallagher, Main Street, Glenties on Friday 17th December 2004 and his remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 19th December. Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir assisted by Fr. Adrian Gavigan celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by Cormac’s niece Magella Gavigan and his brother-in-law Terence Sweeney. Sharon Gallagher, Pauline Mc Devitt and Amanda Mc Daid read Prayers of the Faithful. Cormac’s sons, Niall, Lawrence and John Paul and his daughter Elaine brought the Gifts to the Altar. His sister-in-law, Caroline Hanlon, read a Communion Reflection. Music and singing was by Amanda Mc Guigan, Pat O’ Donnell, Denise Boyle and St. Connell’s Church Choir. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Cormac (a native of Ardara) is survived by his wife, Eileen (Sweeney), daughters Christine, Boston, and Elaine, Glenties, sons, Lawrence, Niall and John Paul, Glenties, grandchildren, Brendan and Caoilum, son-in-law, Liam, daughter-in-law, Sharon, sister Mary Gavigan, Ardara, brothers Leo, Joseph, Martin, Gerard and Ned in England, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Two brothers Patsy and Johnny and one sister Annie predeceased him.