On Friday 30th May 2003 Nicola Hegarty and John Cruise were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties. Fr. Patrick Prendergast assisted by Fr. Adrian Gavigan celebrated Nuptial Mass. Nicola is a daughter of John and Paula Hegarty, Ard Patrick, Glenties and John is a son of Jimmy and Maureen Cruise, Delvin, Co. Westmeath. Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Caroline, Angeline, Stephanie and Natalie were her bridesmaids. William Cruise, brother of the groom was bestman and another brother, Brendan, his cousin, Edward Curran and a friend, Tony Mullen were groomsmen. Goddaughter of the groom, Rebecca Curran was flowergirl and James Gildea, cousin of the bride, was pageboy. Readings were by Hayley Ford, sister of the groom and Dermot Hegarty, brother of the bride. Muriel Hegarty, cousin of the bride, Paul Hegarty, brother of the bride, Martin Ford, brother-in-law of the groom Patricia Hegarty, sister-in-law of the bride, friends, Fergus Sheerin, and Paddy Doyle read Prayers of the Faithful. Mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties and the honeymoon is being spent in Portugal.
Congratulations to Laura and Andy Mc Grath, Fermoy, Co. Cork on the birth on Sunday 25th May 2003 of their second child, a baby brother for Christopher. Laura is a daughter of Tim and Ann Cranley, Mill Road, Glenties.
Congratulations to Imelda and Brendan Doherty, Narin Road, Glenties on the birth recently of their second child, a baby sister for Cian.
Congratulations to fourth year students Fionnuala Gallagher, Roisin-Ana Mc Carthy and Joseph Shovlin from St. Columba’s Comprehensive School and their team coach Mary Regan on winning the Radio Na Gaeltachta All-Ireland Quiz Final recently.
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital, on Monday 26th May 2003 of Francie Mc Loone, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties. His remains were brought to his home on Tuesday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday morning. Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by Francie’s niece, Rosemary and his daughter Kate. Bried Murphy, a cousin of the deceased read Prayers of the Faithful. Music was by Sr. Immaculata on the organ and singing was by Dean, a cousin of the family. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Francie is survived by his wife, Mary, sons, Kevin, Gerry, Martin and J.P. daughters, Kate and Rosemary, sister Mary Doherty, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended.