The death took place in Brentwood Manor Nursing Home, Convoy, on Monday 1st November 2004 of Maggie Boyle (nee Connaghan), Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties. Her remains were brought to her home later that evening and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Wednesday morning. Fr. Paul Gallagher and Canon Leo Moore concelebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by Maggie’s niece Maggie Thomas and Prayers of the Faithful were read by her nephew Vincent Connaghan, grandnephew Pauric Connaghan and niece Breid Smith. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Maggie’s husband Eugene predeceased her twenty five years ago. Her sister Mae, brothers Frank, Paddy and John also predeceased her. She was the last surviving member of the family of Pat and Mary Connaghan, Altar, Glenties and is survived by her sister-in-law Mary B. Connaghan, London and formerly of Mill Road, Glenties, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, other relatives and many friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Maggie was 88 years old, lived all her life in Glenties and spent most of her working life in Mc Devitt’s Factory, Glenties. Later she worked for a number of years in Melly’s Chip Shop.
The Ard Patrick housing estate will be 50 years old in 2005 and will be celebrating its “golden jubilee” over the bank holiday weekend in June. A committee has been elected and is currently planning a host of events for the occasion. It is envisaged that this will attract a large number of Ard Patrick exiles home for the weekend. A number of fundraising events will be taking place over the coming months and it is hoped that these will be supported by the community at large.
Well done to Michael Fitzgerald, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent who completed the 2004 Dublin Marathon in 4 hours 20minutes on Monday 25th October. He was a member of the Eamonn Coghlan team who were running in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and the Grace Nolan Foundation. Michael’s contribution with your help was 1450Euro. He would like to thank all those who supported him, the shops and business premises who displayed the sponsorship cards and all those who contributed.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of John O’ Donnell, Ard Patrick, Glenties who died in Letterkenny Hospital on Sunday morning.