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Glenties Notes on July 28th 2005

The marriage of Olivia Hegarty and Eamon Oates took place in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 16th July 2005. Fr. Adrian Gavigan officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Olivia is a daughter of Christy and Una Hegarty, Mullantyboyle, Glenties and Eamon is a son of Tommy and Gabrielle Oates, Sligo. . Her father gave the bride away and her sister Muriel Hegarty and friend, Francine Connaghan were her bridesmaids. Tomás Oates, brother of the groom was bestman and another brother Donagh was groomsman. Readings were by Frank Mc Mahon, friend of the groom and Olivia Mc Nelis, friend of the bride. Gary and Owen O’Donnell, Anne Connaghan, Eileen Rafferty friends, and Charles Sweeney, cousin of the bride read Prayers of the Faithful. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Pauline Glackin and Joe Rodgers. The reception was held in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town and the honeymoon was spent in Lanzarote.

On Saturday 16th July 2005 John Paul Gallagher and Pauline Mc Devitt were married in St. Conal’s Church, Kilclooney, Portnoo. Fr. Martin Delaney officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. John Paul is a son of Eileen and the late Cormac Gallagher, Glenties and Pauline is a daughter of Connell and Beatrice Mc Devitt, Loughfad, Portnoo. Her father gave the bride away and her friend, Maryann Boyle, sister-in-law, Ann and cousin, Martina Mc Devitt attended her. The groom’s brother, Niall was bestman and his friends, Kevin Mc Elhinney and Neil Byrne were groomsmen. Catrina, Natalie, Emily and Danielle Mc Devitt were flowergirls and Caoilum Gallagher, Shane, Kevin, Connell and Frankie Mc Devitt were pageboys. Readings were by Michelle Hanlon cousin of the groom and Frankie Mc Devitt, brother of the bride. Stacey Mc Devitt, Amanda Mc Daid, Patricia Mc Devitt, Sharon Gallagher and Douglas Gallagher read Prayers of the Faithful. John Paul’s grandmother, Sadie Sweeney and the bride’s brothers, Pauric and Michael brought the Gifts to the Altar. Janice Mc Nelis read a Communion Reflection. Music and Singing was by Cliona Heena and Yvonne Slowey. The reception was held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties and the honeymoon was spent in the Canaries.

Congratulations to Eithne Gillespie, Mill Road, Glenties and Richard Trench, Carrick on Shannon who were married on Saturday last.

Congratulations to Jane McGroary, Kilraine, Glenties and Noel Kelly who were married on Saturday last.

Congratulations to Fiona and John Boyle, Main Street, Glenties on the birth last week of their first child, a baby girl.

MacGill Literary Awards
Literary Award Winners at the 2005 Patrick MacGill Summer School in Glenties last week were – Stories – Junior Infants – 3rd “The Angry Lion” by Karl Finnerty, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin. 2nd “Letters” by Saphran Long, Wood School, Ardara. 1st “The Angry Lion” by Evie Doherty. St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.

Senior Infants – 3rd ” The Lost Teddy” by Natasha Mc Cole, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin. 2nd “The Lost Teddy” by Emma Gallagher, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin. 1st “Danger Time” by Kieran Gallagher, St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, Glenties.

First Class – “Highly Commended – “The Heroes of New York” by Colton Friel, Wood School, Ardara and “The Pot of Gold” by Ciaran Moore, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin. 3rd “The Witch and the Goblin” by Stephen Griffin, St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh. 2nd “Life Boat Rescue” by Joseph Mc Hugh, Kilkenny N.S. Glenties. 1st “The Wizard’s Spell” by Megan Byrne, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties.

Second Class – 3rd “Una the Princess” by Una Mc Laughlin, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin. 2nd “A Day in Cartoon World” by David Keeney, St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh. 1st “Rescue at Sea” by Stephen Moore, Kilkenny N.S. Glenties.

Third Class – 3rd “The Good Witch” by Tamara Payne, Wood School, Ardara. 2nd “91 DL 335” by Conor Mc Cahill, Scoil Bhride, Lettermacaward. 1st “Tim’s Scare” by Mary Dillon. Meenagowan N.S. Lettermacaward.

Fourth Class – 3rd “Equus” by Owen Kantelberg, Scoil Bhride, Lettermacaward. 2nd “The Day I Played in Croke Park” by Megan Mc Hugh, Niall Mór N.S. Killybegs. 1st “Truth Potion” by Bridget Melly, Meenagowan N.S. Lettermacaward.

Fifth Class – 3rd “Falling Asleep” by Grainne Cunningham, Niall Mór N.S. Killybegs.

2nd “Accidents Happen” by Tyler Sharos, Meenagowan N.S. Lettermacaward. 1st ” Halloween Night” by Mark Gallagher, St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh.

Sixth Class – Highly Commended – “The Rally” by Shane Molloy, St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh. 3rd “The Poor Devil” by Laoise Breslin, Meenagowan N.S. Lettermacaward. 2nd “Turkey Run” by Kieran Mc Dyre, Kilkenny N.S. Glenties. 1st “Tempus Fugit” by Carl Mc Hugh, Scoil Bhride, Lettermacaward.

Poetry – Junior Infants – 3rd “My Dog Toby” by Theresa Melly, Kilkenny N.S. Glenties. 2nd “The Circus” by Aine Ní Mhurchú, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin. 1st “My School” by Alisha Kee, Kilkenny N.S. Glenties.

Senior Infant Poems – 3rd “Slippers & Socks” by David Moore, Kilkenny N.S. Glenties. 2nd “I’m a Dancer” by Meghan Bonner, Meenagowan N.S. Lettermacaward. 1st “Wild Animals” by Fiona Mc Laughlin, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.

First Class Poems – 3rd “The Old Wood School” by Reece Hanlon, Wood School, Ardara. 2nd “When Teacher wasn’t looking” by Michael Boyle, Meenagowan N.S. Lettermacaward. 1st “The Summer Sea” by Alisha Trimble, Kilkenny N.S. Glenties.

Second Class Poems – 3rd “Imagine a world without trees” by Karl Young, Wood School, Ardara. 2nd “Little Horse” by Brianna Mc Donnell, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties. 1st “Maxine the Mermaid” by Orlaith Sharkey, Kilkenny N.S. Glenties.

3rd Class Poems – Highly Commended – “Glasgow Celtic” by Cathal Gallagher, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin. 3rd “Our Environment” by Keith Young, Wood School, Ardara. 2nd “Trees” by Evanne Breslin, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin. 1st “Countryside” by Tamara Payne, Wood School, Ardara.

4th Class Poems – Highly Commended – “America” by Emer Tonry, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin. 3rd “Father’s Day” by Aaron Boyle, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin. 2nd “Our World” by Donna Maher, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin. 1st “Enjoy, not destroy” by Nathan Young, Wood School, Ardara.

5th Class Poems – Highly Commended – “The Environment” by Timmy Attwood Morris, Wood School, Ardara. 3rd “If 2005” by Mary Rose Mc Loone, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin. 2nd “The Sound of Silence” by Nadine Mc Ginley, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin. 1st “If 2005” by Kate Ryan, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.

6th Class Poems – Highly Commended – “Pope John Paul 11” by Kevin Slowey, St. Conal’s N.S. 3rd “The Gweebarra Bay” by Michelle Quinn, Kilkenny N.S. 2nd “If 2005” by Louie Conway, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin. 1st “Our Environment”by Kayla Baskin, Wood School, Ardara.

Secondary School Section – Stories – 2nd “The Time Machine” by Manus Weed, Pobalscoil, Gaoth Dobhair. 1st “School Days” by Philip Sharos, St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties.

Adult Section – 3rd “Hades” by Goretti Mc Caughey, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone. 2nd “Roadside Hedges” by Anna Calhoun, Clar, Donegal Town. 1st “Seasons Change” by Gracie Gallagher, Glenties.

The death took place on Thursday 14th July 2005 in the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny of John Boyle, Meenalig. His remains were brought home on Friday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday. Fr. Pat Prendergast P.P. Glenties and Fr. Adrian Gavigan, Chaplin Letterkenny Hospital concelebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by Chloe Keeney and Lorna Murphy. Martin and Kevin Fallon, Darren Murphy, Sean Keeney and Stephen Henry read Prayers of the Faithful. Cathy Boyle and Paul Henry brought the Gifts to the Altar. All are grandchildren of the deceased. Music and singing was by Pat and John F. O’ Donnell. Burial took place in Kilraine Graveyard. John is survived by his wife, Peggy, daughters, Mary Murphy, Lutton, Anna Alt, Castlebar, Patricia Henry, Lutton, Theresa Keeney, Ardara, son, Timmy, Straoughter
, sisters, Mary B. Boyle, Ardara, Theresa Gaughan, London, Rose Wood, Knock, brother, Connie, Suffolk, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His sister, Kathleen Mc Laughlin and his brother Dinny predeceased him.

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