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Glenties Notes on June 3rd 2004

Congratulations to the pupils from St. Riaghan’s National School, Drimnacrosh, Glenties who were among the prizewinners at the Co. Donegal Historical Society’s School’s Competition held recently in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey.

Congratulations to Pat Walsh, Maas, Glenties, who for the second year in a row, won the Donegal Indoor Bowling Singles Championship held recently in Raphoe. Pat is a member of the Glenties Bowling Club.

On Saturday 22nd June 2004 Máire Mc Loone and Shane O’ Neill were married in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh, Glenties. The bride’s uncle, Fr. Francis Mc Loone assisted by Fr. John Gallagher, Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir and Fr. Martin Timony officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Máire is a daughter of John and Kathleen Mc Loone, Cornagrillagh, Glenties and Shane is a son of Sean and Peg O’ Neill, Omagh, Co Tyrone. Her father gave the bride away and her sisters Eibhlín Scott, Nábla Mc Loone and a cousin; Isabel Mc Carthy attended her. Ryan Dunne was bestman and Raymond Quinn and Cormac Conway were groomsmen. Megan D’Arcy was a flowergirl. Readings were by Séan Mc Loone and Una D’Arcy. Nuala O’Neill, Seamus Mc Loone, Siobhan O’Neill, Grace O’ Donnell, Nuala Wojcieszak and Clare Mc Ivor read Prayers of the Faithful. The parents of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar. Tara Connaghan read a Communion Reflection. The reception was held in Kee’s Hotel, Stranorlar and the honeymoon is being spent abroad.

The marriage of Maria Dooley and Richard Quigley took place in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 22nd May 2004. Maria is a daughter of Tony and Lena Dooley, The Rock, Glenties and Richard is a son of Ronnie and Mary Quigley, Kilbride, Ratoath, Co. Meath. The groom’s cousin, Fr. Michael Shortall assisted by Fr. Jerry Stuart P.P. and Fr. Paul Crosbie C.C. Ratoath, officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Her father gave the bride away and her sister; Charlie Dooley was chief bridesmaid. The other bridesmaids were Priya Thakarar, Brenda Quirk and Winifred Hanway, friends of the bride. Ivan O’ Neill, friend of the groom was bestman. Alan Quigley, brother of the groom and two friends, John Mannering and Pauraic Dolan were groomsmen. Abigail Keegan, niece of the bride was a flowergirl. Readings were by Deirdre Keegan, sister of the bride and Paul Campbell, uncle of the groom. The groom’s aunt, Bridget Campbell, and his cousin, Niamh Campbell read Prayers of the Faithful. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties and the honeymoon is being spent in Florida and New York.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Teresa Cunningham, Ard Patrick, Glenties and her family, on the death of Teresa’s sister, Nora Mc Cusker, Buncrana, which took place in the Foyle Hospice on Friday 28th May 2004; also to the Mc Cusker family and all the relatives and friends. The Mc Cusker family lived in Glenties for a number of years.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Charlie Mc Cole, Chapel Road, Dungloe on the death of his mother Nancy Mc Cole, Chapel Road and formerly Falmore, Dungloe, which took place at her home on Friday 28th May 2004. Charlie was a proprietor of The Limelight, (formerly St. Dominick’s Hall), Glenties for a good number of years.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Maureen Mc Intyre, Ardconnell. Glenties on the death of her sister Bridget Boyle, Dungloe, which took place in Dublin recently.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mickey Heron, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties on the death of his niece, Eileen Cleary, which took place recently in England and to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Sylvia Briody, the Rock, Glenties and to all the family on the death of Sylvia’s mother, Sadie Jackson, Ballyshannon which took place on Saturday 29th May 2004.

The Kilraine Development and Resource Centre Committee has been in existence for some time with their aim being, to utilise the old Bord Na Mona Site at Kilraine in the interest of training early school leavers, assisting the disabled programmes in the Region and the development of a Tourist Centre for the Region. An excellent Feasibility Study on the potential of the Region has been compiled by Dearbhla Finn and funded by D .L.D.C. A meeting has been organised by the Committee to present the Study to the Public and allow the Committees and Representatives of the Region to have a say. The meeting takes place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties this Thursday 3rd June at 9.00p.m. to launch the Study. You the members of the Public are most welcome to attend.

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