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Glenties Notes on December 6th 2000

Brendan and Margaret Mc Gill, Swords, Co. Dublin came home to celebrate their Silver Wedding last weekend. Brendan is a son of Bella and the late James Mc Gill (Barber), Main Street, Glenties and Margaret is a daughter of the late Edward and Maggie Breslin, Mullanmore, Glenties. Brendan’s cousin, Fr. Fergal Rooney celebrated Mass in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties where the couple were married twenty-five-years ago. Family members travelled from England and from different parts of the country to be with them on this joyous occasion. After Mass everyone went to the Highlands Hotel for a meal and a great time was had by all. Best wishes to the happy couple.

A variety concert in aid of Concern will be held in the Highlands Hotel on the 16th December. Among the many artists taking part will be the Bonner Cannon Dancers, the famous Campbell’s, the local Choir, two professional Classical singers, The Mc Elhinney’s, a young local band and other solo acts. There will be a small buffet at the interval. This promises to be a great night’s entertainment for all age groups as well as an opportunity for everyone to make a contribution to Concern. The tickets will be on sale at the Highlands Hotel. Admission is £4 (£2 for senior citizens).

The Christmas Lights are shinning brightly in Glenties again this year. Lord Mayor, Thomas Mc Dyer switched them on last Friday evening at 8 O ‘Clock. Santa was in town too giving sweets to the children. Great credit is due to the Glenties Traders and their many helpers who worked so hard putting up the lights on a very wet Saturday.

Thanks to the American visitors who sent £10 towards the running costs of the Lights. It was greatly appreciated.

Hopefully the work on the street will be all finished by next Christmas and the town will be looking much better.

Everyone had a great time at the Senior Citizens Party again this year. It was most enjoyable. Thanks to the organisers and the helpers who work so hard to make it so successful. The evening started with Mass celebrated by our Parish Priest, Fr. Prendergast and Fr. Briody of The Rock who is now a Curate in Ballyshannon and Chaplain to the School there. They also gave the Blessing of the Sick. Our Curate, Fr. Nigel dropped in later and so did Fr. Con. The Lord Mayor and Santa also paid a visit and gave presents to all the guests, which was a lovely surprise. Canon Moore didn’t come this year. The food was good and the music was great so what more could one ask for.

A Craft Fair will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 17th December from 12 noon – 5p.m. Local crafts people will display hand-made goods, which would make ideal presents. Space is limited so book a table early. Contact Brendan at 075-44027. Support your local crafts people.

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