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News on January 22nd 2001

Packie Duffy, Main Street, Glenties and formerly of Lettermacaward died in Letterkenny Hospital on Sunday 14th January 2001. His remains were brought to his home on Monday evening and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday evening. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. celebrated Requiem Mass on Wednesday and burial took place afterwards in the New Cemetery. Readings at Mass were by Brian Carr and Brendan Mc Dyer, nephews of Packie’s wife, Bried. Packie’s nieces, Cora Duffy and Anne Giblin read the Prayers of the Faithful. Loraine and Tracy Duffy, Patricia Carr and Gerard Duffy, nieces and a nephew of Packie, brought the Gifts to the Altar. Packie is survived by his wife, Bried, two brothers, Colm, Stranorlar, Ignatius, Ballybofey, one sister, Maureen, Letterkenny, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His brother Barney died in 1972.

The death took place suddenly at his home of Danny Mc Hugh, Stranaglough, Glenties on Thursday 18th January 2001. His remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday evening, where they were received by Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir, C.C. who also celebrated Requiem Mass on Saturday morning. Readings were by Danny’s niece and nephew, Geraldine Stafford and Seamus Mc Hugh,. Frankie and Sean Mc Hugh, Fiona Mc Gillick, nephews and a niece of Danny’s, brought the Gifts to the Altar. Burial took place in the New Cemetery. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. officiated at the graveside. He is survived by one brother, Neil, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Four brothers, James, Francie, Patsy and John predeceased him.

Danny’s sister-in-law, Teresa Mc Hugh, (nee Bonner, Kincasslagh) widow of his brother, Francie, died in Navan on Saturday 13th January. Sincere sympathy is extended to her family and to all her relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the parents and sister of Peter Brown, Cloghan, who died in Letterkenny Hospital on Sunday 21st January following an accident on Friday at his work place; also to his aunt, Bried Mc Loone, Lower Main Street, Glenties and to all his relatives and friends.

Congratulations to Derek Molloy, who was recently conferred with a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering in Dublin City University. Derek is a son of Greg and Claire (nee Breslin) Molloy, Swords, Co. Dublin, and a grandson of Mary and the late Henry Breslin, Ardconnell, Glenties. Derek is currently lecturing in Electronic Engineering in D. C. U.

Congratulations to Brenda Trimble who graduated from Paisley University, Scotland with a Diploma in Higher Education in Nursing. Brenda is a daughter of Patrick and Margaret Trimble, Maas, Glenties and is currently working in the Mater Hospital, Dublin.

Congratulations to Jennifer and Aine Slowey and Roisin O’ Callaghan, students at St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties who were awarded first place for their project on coastal erosion at Narin Beach, Portnoo at the ‘Young Scientist of the Year’ competition in Dublin recently.

Congratulations to Pat Boyle, (Eamonn) Glen Road, Glenties who was the winner of the £500 cash prize in the Democrat Team of the Millennium competition. Pat was the only entrant to have 14 out of the 15 of the team selected. He also received two tickets for the Banquet in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town last Saturday night. Congratulations also to Cormac Quinn, Glen Tavern, Glenties, James Mc Gill, Orpington, Kent, Pat Connaghan, Killybegs (both Glenties men) and James Doherty, Beaghmore, Fintown who had 12 out of the 15, and to Hugh Brendan Mc Dyer, Ard Mc Gill, and Michael Mc Dermott, Meenagrubby, Glenties, Connie Maguire, Letterkenny (another Glenties man), Conal Mc Kelvey, An Currain, Fintown and to Ownie Boyle, Mullaghduff, who had 11 out of the 15 correct.

Coiste Oibre, Fintown in conjunction with F.A.S. are seeking workers for the new Health /Day Care Centre in Fintown; all ages eligible. If interested, contact Kathleen at 075 – 46987.

Naomh Chonaill G.A.A. Club held a Presentation Function in the Highlands Hotel last Sunday evening. Medals were presented to all the U10 players who took part in the Blitzes throughout the Year and to the U12 team who were County Champions. Presentations were also made to the victorious U14 and U15 teams and to the Minor team who were defeated in the County Final. Congratulations to all our young players.

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