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Glenties Notes on July 22nd 2004

Congratulations to Miriam Ward, Buncrubog, Glenties and Declan Gallagher, Ballybofey who were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday last.

There was a big crowd again this year at the Mass in the New Graveyard in Glenties last Sunday and thank God we were blessed with a good day. Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir C.C. Glenties assisted by local men Fr. John Mc Loone P.P. Frosses, Fr. Denis Quinn P.P. Falcarragh and Fr. Adrian Gavigan Chaplain in Letterkenny Hospital concelebrated the Maas. Fr. John recited the Rosary before Mass during the blessing of the graves.

Prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery to our Parish Priest, Fr. Prendergast who is recovering after an operation.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mary Ita Boyle, Letterilly, Glenties on the death of her brother Teague Harkin, Rosbeg, which took place recently in Sligo Hospital, and to all the family, relatives and friends.

Donegal Local Development Company is in the process of planning its first Farmers Market for Mid August 2004 in Letterkenny. There are a number of places still available for stallholders in the following areas; dairy products, organic products, bakery products and unusual foods. If interested in becoming a producer at the market, please contact Garvan Connolly at 086 8124063 or Frank Kelly at 086 8178854.

There was a good crowd at the Official Opening of the 24th annual Patrick MacGill Summer School, last Sunday evening in the Comprehensive School, Glenties. Former Taoiseach Dr. Garrett Fitzgerald gave the Fourth Annual John Hume Lecture this year. You can still catch the last few days of the school, which ends on Friday. All morning and afternoon events are in the Highlands Hotel and all evening events are in the Comprehensive School.

A Mass for the late Cormac McAnallan RIP will be celebrated in Drimarone Church on Friday 23rd July. There will be refreshments in the Blue Stack Centre afterwards and people will have an opportunity to have their photo taken with the Sam Maguire Cup.

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