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Glenties Notes on March 10th 2005

The staff and pupils of St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties have undertaken the task of raising 3,000 E to buy a fishing boat, complete with nets and outboard motor engine for a family in Sri Lanka who lost everything in the tsunami disaster. To do this they need the support of the whole community and any help will be greatly appreciated. The boat will be named The St. Columba. Contact Ann Gallagher at 074-9551172 if you want to make a donation or help in any way.

Best wishes to Treise O’Callaghan, Ruth Gallagher and Jane Baldwin who are competing in the All Ireland Final of the MHI Public Speaking Competition in Trinity College, Dublin this weekend. The girls are students of St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties and are County and Regional champions. Last year they reached the semi-final of the competition. Treise is a daughter of Tony and Angela Callaghan, Kilraine, Glenties, Ruth is a daughter of Clement and Kathleen Gallagher, Meenacahan, Inver and Jane is a daughter of Dominic and Mandy Baldwin, Rosbeg.

The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital in the early hours of Friday 25th February 2005 of Canon Leo Moore, Narin, Portnoo. His remains were brought to St. Conal’s Church, Kilclooney later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday evening where Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. and Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir C.C. received them. Fr. Moore served in this Parish from1974 –1981 and from 1989 – 1997 when he retired to his native Narin. Requiem Mass was concelebrated at 12 noon in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Monday 28th February by Fr. Patrick Mc Shane (chief celebrant), Mons. Dan Mc Dyre, Fr. Dan Carr, Fr. Patrick Prendergast, Fr. John Mc Loone and Fr. Brian Quinn, who also gave the homily. Fr. Austin Lafferty was M.C. Readings were by Mary Gallagher and James Gildea and the psalm was by Christine (Fletcher) Mc Cool. Nieces, nephew and grandnieces and grandnephew of Fr. Moore read Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by St. Connell’s Church choir and a number of priests. Burial took place in Kilclooney graveyard. Kitty (of Clogher) Shovlin a school friend of Fr. Moore sang at the graveside.

Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife, Mildred, daughters, Donna and Cleava, son Stanley, grandchildren, Warren, Kirsty, Kayla and Cora, brothers George and Andy, other relatives and friends of Hammy Baskin, Drimnacrosh, Glenties who died at his home on Tuesday 1st March. Burial took place in the Church of Ireland Graveyard in Ardara on Thursday.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Nora O’Donnell, Ard Patrick, Glenties and her family on the death of Nora’s sister, Susanna Cassidy, Ballybofey, which took place last week; also to the Cassidy family, who lived here in Glenties, when their late father, Phil had the chemist shop in Glenties.

Congratulations to Fr. Adrian Gavigan who was the winner of the recent Singles Tournament in Convoy and to John Hegarty, who was a quarter finalist. Congratulations also to Christy Hegarty and Pat Walsh who were runners-up in the Raphoe Tournament.

Congratulations to Patricia and Julian Molloy, Derries, Glenties on the birth of their baby girl in Letterkenny Hospital last Thursday 3rd March 2005.

A Barn Dance will be held in the Highlands Hotel on Monday 14th March. Music is by ‘Cascade’. Dancing is from 10.00p.m. until 1.00a.m. Supper will be served.

The amount raised at the recent Chernobyl Church Gate Collection was 335E. Thanks to all who contributed.

Presentation of trophies to the award winners in the Donegal County Council / Rehab ‘People of the Year’ Awards, which includes local woman Clodagh Duggan, will be made at a Banquet in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey on Saturday 2nd April. Tickets for the Banquet are available from Clodagh and Maria Rafferty.

The Job Club brings together unemployed people of all ages who are looking for work, giving advice on local employment and training opportunities and will begin on Monday 21st March from 10.30a.m. – 2.00p.m. daily in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties. Membership of the Job Club is voluntary, free, and totally confidential. For full details on the Training given and Allowances paid please see posters.

Three labourers are required for maintenance and caretaking at Naomh Conail GAA Grounds under the Rural Social Scheme. Applicants may apply to Sean Mc Kenna, Secretary, Naomh Conail CLG.

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