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Glenties Notes on September 15th 2005

The results of the European Entente Florale Competition 2005 were announced in the town of Gyor, Hungry on Friday evening 9th September. Our three representatives from the committee, Kieran Kennedy, Celine Carr and John Mc Swiggan who travelled to Gyor for the occasion were overjoyed when they heard that Glenties won the Silver Medal as indeed everyone at home was as well. This was a great achievement as it was our first time in the competition. Everyone made a big effort this year and great credit is due to all, especially those who did that extra bit.

On Saturday 3rd September 2005 Laurence Gallagher and Amanda Mc Daid were married in St. Patrick’s Church, Aughaclay, Malin. Laurence is a son of Eileen and the late Cormac Gallagher, Main St. Glenties and Amanda is a daughter of Danny and Marjorie Mc Daid, Glengad. Fr. Brian Brady officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Her father gave the bride away and her sister Danielle Mc Daid was her bridesmaid. Niall Gallagher, brother of the groom was bestman. Kerri Mc Daid, cousin of the bride was flowergirl and Caoilam Gallagher, nephew of the groom was pageboy. Readings were by Terence Sweeney and Patricia Toye. Siobhan Toye, Douglas Gallagher, Caroline Hanlon, Tony Walsh and Pat Doherty read Prayers of Faithful. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in the Ballyliffin Hotel and the honeymoon is being spent in Spain.

Congratulations to Raymond Brennan, Stranaglough, Glenties and Loraine Gallagher, Dungloe who got engaged recently.

Congratulations to Douglas Gallagher, Glen Road, Glenties and Danielle Mc Dyer, Annagry who got engaged recently.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Neily Boyle, Clogher, Narin, who died on Saturday 3rd September 2005 and was buried in Kilclooney after 11.00a.m. Mass on Monday5th.

Paddy Mc Gurk (Mc Gurk’s Amusements) opened the Harvest Fair Festival on Friday evening. There was a good crowd about town again this year for the Festival, especially on Sunday for the Float and Band Parade and on Monday the Harvest Fair Day. Stalls of all kinds lined the street on both sides on Monday; they were out the Mill Road, up the Glen Road, out the Station Road and down the Narin Road. There were fortune-tellers, games to play, prizes to be won and of course Mc Gurk’s Amusements and loads of other things to do. We were blessed with more favourable weather this year for the Festival and on Monday, the Harvest Fair Day we had glorious sunshine. People travel from all over the county and beyond to the Glenties Harvest Fair.

Congratulations to Emma Boyle, who was selected as the Harvest Queen 2005 at the Festival Dance in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Saturday night. She was representing Geraldine Boyle’s Beauty Salon. Emma is a daughter of James and Gracie Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties.

Enrolment for night classes in the Comprehensive School, Glenties takes place on Monday 19th September from 7 – 8p.m. Concessionary fee for the unwaged.
Classes are:
Beginners Computers – Monday 26th September – Fee € 80.
Beginners Conversational Irish – Monday 26th September – Fee – €35.
Interior Decorating – Monday 26th September – Fee €70.
Intermediate Computers – Tuesday 27th September – Fee – €80.
Simple and Delicious Cookery – Tuesday 27th September – Fee – €70.
Conversational French – Tuesday 27th September – Fee – €70.
Yoga – Tuesday 27th September – Fee – €70.
Advanced Tai Chi – Tuesday 27th September – Fee – €70.
Reflexology – Thursday September 29th September – Fee – €70.

Guitar and Fiddle Classes will resume in the Community Centre, Glenties at 10.30a.m. on Saturday 24th September. For further information contact Ernan O’Donnell at 074-9541037.

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