The Harvest Fair Festival committee is very pleased with the running of the recent festival and because of the dry weather there were large crowds especially for the Sunday parade and the Harvest Fair Day. Most events ran smoothly and good local participation was evident. Present indications would suggest that a profit was made for the second year running and the committee is indebted to local business’ who again supported this years events. A few local sponsors are outstanding and they should send their payments to Colm Campbell. A number of events were held on private / business properties and the committee is very grateful that these properties are being made available on an annual basis. The marching bands did enhance the Sunday Parade but it was disappointing that the number of local floats had reduced from the previous year. Local business/committees and clubs must make a greater effort for the future. There was a very large entry for the festival queen contest and the very popular winner was Deirdre Burke. There were sixteen entrants and feedback would suggest that a good time was had by all.
The Festival Committee would like to thank all individuals, committees and clubs who have in any way assisted in the running of the various events. Any bills outstanding should immediately be given to Colm Campbell.
Barn dancing classes starting next Monday night 2nd October in the Highlands Hotel at 9.30p.m. Teacher will be Edith Bradley.
The annual Fiddlers weekend starts tomorrow week, Friday 6th October. If you like Irish music, Glenties is the place to be that weekend as there will be plenty of it in all the pubs around the town. There is a concert in the Highlands Hotel on the Saturday night.
The death took place in Dungloe Hospital on Monday 18th September 2000 of Johnny (Briney) Boyle, Mully. His remains came to his home on Tuesday for waking and were brought to The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Thursday. Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir C.C. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass. Burial took place in Edeninfagh Cemetery. Johnny is survived by two sons, Paddy and John, ten daughters, Mamie Coyle, Edeninfagh, Rosie Kirk, Scotland, Susan Campbell, Silverhill, Bridget Devine, Banganbouy, Sarah Quinn, Mully, Maggie Ward, Upper Mully, Gracie Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties, Annie Crause, South Africa, Eileen Murphy and Kitty O’Donnell. Sincere sympathy is extended to his family, other relatives and friends. His wife and son, Barney predeceased him.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Tony Carr, Main Street, Glenties who died on Friday 22nd September 2000.
Antenatal classes will begin in Ardara Health Centre on Wednesday 4th October at 7p.
A one-day Seminar on Suicide will be held in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town on Friday 13th October from 10a.m. – 5p.m. Dana Rosemary Scallon MEP will open the Seminar. Booking is essential. For further information ring 073-30025