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Glenties Notes on March 8th 2001

The death took place at her home on Saturday 24th February 2001 of Eileen Boyce, Mullinamina, Glenties.
Her remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Monday morning. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. assisted by Canon Leo Moore and Fr. Eamon Kelly, Letterkenny, celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by Carol Hamill and Claire Boyce. Enda Hamill, Michael Greenwood, Laura Boyce and Jacqueline Roberts read Prayers of the Faithful. Katie Greenwood and Paula Pike-Howarth brought the Gifts to the Altar. All are grandchildren of Eileen’s. Music and singing was by John F. and Pat O’ Donnell. Burial took place in the New Cemetery.
A native of Rathmullan, Eileen was a District Nurse in Lettermacaward when she met and married her late husband, Colm Boyce, Mullinamina who predeceased her fifteen years ago.
Sincere sympathy is extended to her family, Mary, England, Nora, Angela, James and John, Mullinamina, sister Katie, Rathmullan, grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

The death took place suddenly at his home, of Patsy Friel, Drimnacrosh, Glenties, (formerly Gortahork ) on Sunday 25th February 2001. His remains were brought to his daughter Maryanne Shine’s home in Killybegs later that day and to the St. Mary’s Church, Killybegs on Monday evening. Fr. Sharkey P.P. Killybegs assisted by Fr. Prendergast, Glenties and Fr. Sweeney; Glenfin celebrated Requiem Mass on Tuesday. Readings were by Crona Cassidy and Susanna Friel. Burial took place in Killybegs Cemetery. Patsy is survived by his wife, Mary, daughters, Maryanne Shine, Susanna Friel, grandchildren, other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Congratulations to John Hegarty, Pat Walsh and Johnny Rodgers, who won the Triples Bowling Competition in Gortahork recently.

A Barn Dance will be held on Thursday 8th March in the Community Centre, Glenties. Music is by ‘The Lakelanders’ and tea will be served. Doors open at 10.00p.m. Admission is £3. Proceeds in aid of Glenties Harvest Fair.

Teams of four, Table Quiz will be held in the Highlands Hotel on Friday 9th March, at 10 p.m. in aid of Glenties Harvest Fair. £10 per team and the prize is £100.

After a break of nine years Glenties Drama Group are taking to the boards again. They plan to present ‘Widow’s Paradise’, a comedy by Sam Cree, in the Community Centre at the end of March. This ‘battle of the sexes’ play is set in a caravan in Portnoo in the 1960’s. Anyone who would like to help out with set construction, painting, stage management, make-up, costumes etc, please call to rehearsals in the Community Centre at 8pm. on Thursdays or ring Anne at 075-51188.

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