Hughie Gallagher, Derries died in Letterkenny Hospital early on Tuesday morning 22nd May 2001. He only went in to hospital on Sunday. His remains were brought to his home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning for Requiem Mass which was celebrated by Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir. Readings were by two sons-in-law of Hughie’s, Eddie Doherty and Fergus Mc Gee. Michael, Gavin and Jason Doherty, Paul, Tracey and Stephen Meally and Kevin Mc Gee read Prayers of the Faithful. Anthony Joseph Gallagher, Orla Mc Gee, Kieran and Michelle Carr, Hughie Gallagher, Stephen Meally and Lisa Gallagher brought the Gifts to the Altar. All are grandchildren of the deceased. Music and singing was by Thomas Donaghue, Siobhan Mc Elhinney, Amanda Mc Guigan and Marie Bonner
Burial took place in the New Cemetery. Hughie is survived by his wife, Annie, son Joseph, daughters, Teresa, Eilish, Dolorous, Rita and Francis, brothers, John and Con, sisters, Mary and Annie, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.
The Relics of St. Thérése will be in the Cathedral in Letterkenny on Friday 1st June, St. Fionan’s Church, Falcarragh on Saturday 2nd June and will be passing through Dungloe, Glenties and Ardara on their way to the Church of St. Conal and Joseph, Bruckless on Sunday 3rd June. When the Relics are going through Glenties between approx. 1p.m. and 1.30 p.m. it has been arranged that the “Thérésemobile” will slow down. The National Steering Committee for the Pilgrimage of Grace has asked that the “Thérésemobile” would not be stopped along the route. The Reliquary of St. Thérése is visible from the “Thérésemobile”. Fr. Nigel would like if the people of the parish – all ages were to form a guard of honour on both sides of the town and throw petals or roses in front of the reliquary as it passes to honour this little saint and ask her intercession on our community. This is an historical occasion for Glenties as it is St. Thérése’s second visit to the town … on her last visit she appeared to a young girl in Gortnamuclagh on 27th January 1913 and cured her mother who was terminally ill.
Congratulations to Grainne and Michael Boyle, Ard Patrick, Glenties on the birth on Wednesday 23rd May 2001 in Letterkenny Hospital, of their second child, a little sister for Michella.