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Glenties Notes on September 13th 2000

There was a good crowd about town over the weekend for the Harvest Fair Festival especially on Saturday night and on Sunday for the Float and Band Parade and other events, which were taking place. Congratulations to the men from the Glen of Glenties who added to their many achievements this year by winning the Tug-O-War competition on Sunday evening and to Deirdre Burke, representing The Glen Inn, Glenties, who was selected as the Glenties Harvest Festival Queen 2000. Deirdre is a daughter of Bernadette Burke, (nee Keeney)The Rock, Glenties.

Many of our people who are away from home take their holidays at this time to be home for the Harvest Fair and Festival. It is hoped they all enjoyed themselves and had a good time.

Stephen Mc Kelvey and Barbara Mc Ginley were married in The Church of the Holy Family, Ardara on Saturday 2nd September 2000. Fr. Austin Laverty P.P. Ardara officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Stephen is a son of Connie and Mary Alice Mc Kelvey, Currien, Fintown and Barbara is a daughter of James and Evelyn Mc Ginley, Hillhead, Ardara. Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Siobhan, Orla and Linda Mc Ginley were bridesmaids. Friend of the groom, Dermot Hegarty was bestman and Gerry Doherty and Connell Mc Kelvey another friend and a brother were groomsmen. Two nieces of the bride, Larna and Tara Mc Ginley were flowergirls. Readings were by Martin Doherty and Thomas Mc Kelvey, friend and brother of the groom. Mark Spillane, Helen Mc Nelis, cousins of the groom, Paul Mc Ginley, brother and Peter Mc Laughlin, cousin of the bride read Prayers of the Faithful. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in the Blue Haven and the honeymoon was spent abroad.

Congratulations to John Roarty, The Wood, Stranaglough, Glenties and Paula Bonner, Glenties Road, Ardara who were married in Ardara on Saturday last. The bride’s father, Cornelius is a Glenties man.

The death took place in London recently of Sonny Maguire, formerly of Glen Road,Glenties. Sincere sympathy is extended to his sister, Rose Mc Gill and to her family, Glen Road, Glenties and to Sonny’s family.

The Legion of Mary Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday 24th September. Bus leaving Mc Guinness’ at 8.45a.m. sharp. For bookings ring 075-51284.

Glenties Mother & Toddler Group invite mothers, minders and toddlers to join them on Thursday mornings 10am – 12 noon in the Day Centre, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent for two hours play, fun and chat. Tea and coffee are available. Fee £1 (to cover costs).

Currently the Adult Education Centre, Donegal Town, is enrolling for its Computer Application Course. Places are still available, so if you are receiving unemployment payments or sighing for credits or in receipt of lone parent or disability allowance and are interested, ring 073-21705 between 9.00am and 4.30pm. Monday to Friday for more information.

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