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Glenties Notes on July 21st 2005

Collette Mc Hugh and James Carberry were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 9th July 2005. Fr. Pat Prendergast officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Collette is a daughter of James and Margaret Mc Hugh, Drimnacrosh, Glenties and James is son of James and Fionuala Carberry, Bomany, Letterkenny. Her father gave the bride away and her sisters Karen Lorraine and Emma Mc Hugh and the groom’s sister Fiona Carberry attended her. Stephen Carberry, brother of the groom was bestman and his brother Edward and his cousin, Pauric Carberry were groomsmen. Alise Cunningham and Rachel Mc Hugh were flowergirls and James Carberry was a pageboy. Readings were by Declan Mc Hugh, brother of the bride and Lucy Carberry, sister of the groom. Paul, Martin and Pauric Mc Hugh, brothers of the bride and Stephanie Rutherford, Rose and Celine Carberry, sisters of the groom read Prayers of the Faithful. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by the O’Callaghan Family. The reception was held in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town and the honeymoon was spent in Thailand.

Congratulations to John Paul Gallagher, Glenties and Pauline Mc Devitt, Loughfad, who were married in Kilclooney on Saturday last.

Congratulations to Olivia Hegarty, Mullantyboyle, Glenties and Eamonn Oates, Sligo who were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday last.

Congratulations to Elaine and Barry Fee, Letterkenny on the birth of their first child, a baby boy (Adam), on the 20th June 2005. Elaine is a daughter of Sean and Una Boyle, Ard Patrick, Glenties.

The death took place in the Donegal Hospice on Monday 11th July 2005 of Patsy Herron, Mill Road, Glenties. His remains were brought home on Tuesday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Wednesday. Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. John Mc Loone concelebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by nephews, Arthur and Ronan Mc Loone. Patsy’s sister, Alma and nieces Gemma and Siobhan Mc Loone and Mary Carson read Prayers of the Faithful. Music was by Sr. Immaculata on the organ. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Patsy is survived by his wife, Eilish, sisters, Kathleen, Eithne, Brenda and Alma, brother, Michael, aunt, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife, family, relatives and friends of John Boyle, Meenalig who died in the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny on Thursday 14th July 2005.

Mass will be celebrated in the Old Graveyard on Thursday 21st July at 8.00p.m.

We were blessed with a lovely afternoon for our Mass in the New Graveyard last Sunday. As usual there was a big crowd. Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Pat Prendergast P.P. Glenties, Fr. John Mc Loone P.P. Frosses and Fr. Denis Quinn P.P. Falcarragh. Rose Molloy recited the Rosary during the blessing of the graves.

The recent Cake Sale in aid of Glenties Playgroup and Afterschool raised 671.30 Euro. Thanks to all the parents and volunteers who baked and helped organise this successful fundraiser and also those who supported it.

The first Disco in the Playgroup Building was a great success. Profit on the night was E118.00. Thanks to all the adults who gave their time to supervise. Disco will be continuing weekly. An Auction and Bring and Buy Sale is being organised for Saturday 30th July. Anyone wishing to donate furniture, toys, books, clothes, electrical items (in working order) please contact 074- 9551032 or 074-9551904 before 25th July. Collection of items can be arranged.

A Computer Class will be commencing shortly in Mullanmore School. Anyone interested ring 074-9551192.

Monday 25th to Saturday 30thJuly is Water Safety Week at Narin and Portnoo. A bus will be provided which will leave Mc Guinness’s at 10.30a.m. on Monday 25th. This will bring children to the swim classes. Water Safety Classes will begin on the Pier in Portnoo on Monday afternoon. Times will be publicised next week. Cost for the week is 15 Euro per child and 2 Euro each day for the bus.

The Nationwide team was filming in town earlier this week and the programme will be shown on television on Friday 22nd July at 7.00p.m.

The Gum Doctor came to town last week to remove the chewing gum from the footpaths. He and his team have done a great job.


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