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News on September 2nd 2000

The annual festival is only one week away and it should be more enjoyable than last year with extra events included. Locals should get involved in different events, as it is their festival after all.

This years harvest queen will receive £200, Tiara and specially engraved Donegal Parian Perpetual Crystal Trophy. As a sash has to be made for each entrant the names must be given to Sharon Watters immediately.

The Sunday parade will include marching bands, vintage cars, fancy dress and floats. It is important to get as many floats as possible as last year’s parade was very enjoyable and we should try to build on this. Fancy dress will include individuals and groups and hopefully the local schools will get involved this year. Sports clubs should also get involved. A mountain walk over Carnaween is being organised for the first time. Transport is being organised from Mc Guinness’ on Saturday 9th Sept. at 12.00 noon and great interest has been shown at this stage. A general knowledge Pub Quiz will be held in the Highlands Hotel on Thursday 7th starting at 10.00 p.m. Teams of four and £10 per team entry. Questions will not be very difficult and everybody should enjoy the night. Apart from the festival queen dance the committee are only organising one other dance this year. It will be held in the Limelight on Friday 8th September and music will be by Mind Benders. Those local businesses who have not returned their sponsorship envelope should send them in to Colm Campbell by to-morrow, Friday Sept. 1st.

Congratulations to Ciara and Frankie Craig, Church Road, Glenties on the birth, recently, of their baby boy in Letterkenny Hospital.
Congratulations to Patricia Furey and Sean Campbell who were married in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Saturday last.
Congratulations to Mary Ellen Gallagher and Mark Rickinson who came from Birmingham to be married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 19th August 2000. Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir C.C. Glenties officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. The reception was held in the Lake House Hotel, Clooney, Portnoo, and the honeymoon is being spent in Cuba. Mary Ellen is a niece of Nora Cusack and Eddie Gallagher, Altar, Glenties. When Mark, who was born in Australia, came here at Easter, he discovered that his great, great, grandfather came from Glenties. His name was Gallagher.
Congratulations to Thomas Melly, Letterilly, who obtained Honours in violin playing (Elementary grade) at the recent examinations held by The Royal Irish Academy of Music, also to Leonard Quinn, Kilkenny, and Ciaran Mc Hugh, Narin Road,Glenties, who each got a merit and pass respectively in the same exam.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family, relatives and friends of Brendan Maxwell who died on Wednesday 23rd August 2000. Brendan’s wife, Bernie is a daughter of the late Sonny and Bridget Mc Dyre, Kilraine, Glenties.
Sincere sympathy is extended to Martin Joyce, Ard Mc Gill on the death of his aunt, Maggie Joyce, Recess, Galway.


Junior Infants
– One entry “Daddy’s Boat” by Paula Boyle, Kilkenny N.S. Glenties. Senior Infants – One Entry “My Tractor” by James Mc Dyer, Kilkenny N.S.
First Class – Highly Commended – “My Dog” by Joanne Boyle, Kilkenny N.S. 3rd Prize – “Black” by Shane Mc Hugh, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin. 2nd Prize – “My Class Motorbike” by Kieran Mc Dyer, Kilkenny N.S. Glenties. 1st Prize – “Black” by Mark Watters, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.
Second Class – 3rd Prize – “The Rally Car” by Joseph Quinn, Kilkenny N.S. 2nd Prize – “Red” by Conor Tonry, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin. 1st Prize – “Easter Morning” by Allanagh Barrett Mc Ginley, St. Conal’s N.S.
Third Class – Joint Third Prizes – “Trees” by Seamus Gallagher, Kilkenny N.S. and “Black” by Rory Boyle, Kilkenny N.S. Joint Second Prizes – “The Little Butterfly” by Sarah Kennedy, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin and “Summer” by Ciara Marie Shovlin, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin. 1st Prize – “I Feel Like” by Helen Mc Elhinney, Glassan N.S., Creeslough.
Fourth Class – Three Highly Commended – “If” by Adam O Neill, Glassan N.S., “Jelly” by Kellie Marie Ferry, Glassan N.S., Creeslough, “Trees” by Martin Mc Dyer, Kilkenny N.S. 3rd Prize – “Blood Lust” by Thomas Rice, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin. 2nd Prize – “Trees” by Ciaran Mc Hugh, Kilkenny N.S. 1st Prize – “Spellasauraus” by Sinead Mc Gill, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin.
Fifth Class – Four Highly Commended – “Winter” by Gemma Mc Cahill, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin, “Jesus Our Helper” by Owen Gallagher, Niall Mór N.S., Killybegs, “Green” by Linda Mc Dyer, Kilkenny N.S. “Imagine” by Nicola Ryan, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin. 3rd Prize – “Snow and Ice” by Aine Regan, Mill Road, Glenties. 2nd Prize – “Myself” by Jacqueline Gallagher, Niall Mór N.S., Killybegs. 1st Prize – “My Tree” by Martina Mc Devitt, Kilkenny N.S. Sixth Class – Four Highly Commended – “My Oak Tree” by Michael Gallagher, Kilkenny N.S., “Late for School” by Lyndsey Walshe, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin, “Sunday” by Martin Mc Neilis, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin, “My Baby Sister” by Grainne Melly, Kilkenny N.S.. 3rd Prize – “Spring” by Paula Sheen, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin. 2nd Prize – “The Land” by Tessa Gallagher, Glassan N.S., Creeslough. 1st Prize – “Trees” by Leonard Quinn, Kilkenny N.S.

First Class
– 3rd Prize – “The Head Chopper” by Kelvin Slowey, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin. 2nd Prize – “In the Woods” by Sinead Gavigan, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin. 1st Prize – “Little Lost Swan” by Karla Boyle, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin.
Second Class – Two Highly Commended – “Mike the Miser” by Rachel Mc Clean, Niall Mor N.S., Killybegs and “Lorraine Mary’s Surprise” by Karen Mc Neilis, St. Conal’s N.S.,Narin. 3rd Prize – “A Spooky Story” by Lorainne Stewart, Dooish N.S., Ballybofey. 2nd Prize – “The Magical Horse” by Catherine White, Niall Mor N.S., Killybegs. 1st Prize – “Kidnapped” by Allanah Barrett Mc Ginley, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin.
Third Class – 3rd Prize – “The Circus” by Aisling Gallinagh, Dooish, N.S., Ballybofey. 2nd Prize – “A Bug’s Life” by Nollaig Ni Garthaigh, St. Conal’s N.S.,Narin. 1st Prize – “Our School’s Haunted” by Claire Tonry, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin.
Fourth Class – Two Highly Commended – “Under the Deep Blue Sea” by Sinead Mc Gill, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin and “This Car’s Life” by Thomas Rice, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin. 3rd Prize – “Halloween” by Brian Quinn, Kilkenny N.S. 2nd Prize – “Berry’s Unusual Life” by Lorraine Boyle, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin. 1st Prize – “The Olympic Games” by Martin Mc Dyer, Kilkenny N.S.
Fifth Class – Three Highly Commended – “The Christmas Catch” by Paul Murrin Niall Mor N.S., Killybegs, “Another Blooming Christmas” by Don Campbell, Niall Mor N.S., Killybegs, “The Sun Factory” by Lorraine Gallagher, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin. 3rd Prize – “Old Wives Tales” by Jane Baldwin, St. Conal’s N.S.,Narin. “2nd Prize – “The Piano” by Aine Regan, Mill Road,Glenties. 1st Prize – “I Have a Dream” by Sarah Faherty, Niall Mor N.S., Killybegs.
Sixth Class – Highly Commended – “The Old Hag” by Conal Gildea, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin. 3rd Prize – “The Ruins of Church Street” by Lyndsey Walshe, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin. 2nd P
rize – “The Surprise” by J.J. Shovlin, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin. 1st Prize – “Kremlin Takedown” by Neil Mc Cole, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin.

Joint Third Prizes – “Waiting” by Emma Kelly, St. Columba’s, Stranorlar and “Untitled Story” by Fintan O’ Donnell, St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties. 2nd Prize – “Secrets” by Evlyn Mc Nulty, St. Columba’s, Stranorlar. 1st Prize -“The Quiet Morning” by Liam Cagney, St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties.

Four Highly Commended – “Foster Child” by Anne Marie Curran, Derryconnor, Gortahork, “Spring Morning” by Bettylou Reed Hopkins, Reno Nevada, U.S.A., “A Child of Nine or Ten” by Sarah Mc Gloin, Keelogues, Glenade, Kinlough, Co. Leitrim, “November Wakening” by Mark Leeney, Carrigart. 1st Prize – “Donegal Lifelines” by Betty Dickinson, Visitor to Portnoo. Congratulations to all the winners.

The 1963 6th class girls of Glenties Convent School had a very enjoyable night in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Saturday 19th August 2000. The purpose of the reunion was to celebrate the success of their school friend, Yvonne Mc Groary (nee Mc Dyre) as a writer, and to present her with a Silver Picture Frame and a Basket of Flowers. Classmates came from England, Dublin and Offaly, as well as Ardara and Glenties for the occasion. The organiser would like to thank the Highlands Hotel for their help in making it such an enjoyable and successful night.

The next Barn dance in a season of Barn dances is on tomorrow, Friday 1st September in the Community Centre, Glenties. Music is by Pirrie Men. Dancing is from 10p.m. and admission is £3.00. Supper will be served.

Scoil Mhuire will re-open for staff tomorrow, Friday 1st September and on Monday 4th for all the children.

Druimnacrosh N.S. re-opens for all pupils on Friday 1st September.

Edeninfagh N.S. re-opens on Monday 4th September.


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