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News on September 6th 2000

The marriage of Sean Campbell and Patricia Furey took place in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Saturday 26th August 2000. Sean is a son of Vincent and Peggy Campbell, Meenahalla and Patricia is a daughter of P.J. and Teresa Furey, Mullanmore, Glenties. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. Glenties officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. The bride was given away by her father and was attended by her sister, Clare Campbell, friends, Carol Gallagher, Helen Flannery and Irene Boyle. The groom’s brother, Charlie was bestman and Michael Breslin, Michael Furey and Eugene Campbell were groomsmen. Hannah and Jonathan Campbell were flowergirl and pageboy. Readings were by Denise Furey, cousin of the bride and Peter Campbell, brother of the groom. Peter and Sarah Campbell and Barbara C. Boyle read Prayers of the Faithful. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in the Highlands Hotel and the honeymoon was spent in the Canaries.

The 12th September, Harvest Fair Day in Glenties was always the biggest fair of the year. Even though in recent years, the Marts have taken over from the Fairs, the traditional sheep and lamb fair takes place in Glenties on the Harvest Fair Day and this year Tuesday 12th September 2000 will be no exception.

Congratulations to Mary Mc Closkey, Lower Main Street, Glenties and Gerard Mc Nelis, Kilclooney, Portnoo, who got engaged recently.
Congratulations to Stephen Mc Kelvey and Barbara Mc Ginley who were married in Ardara last Saturday 2nd September.
Congratulations to Colm and Jackie Gallagher, Mayo on the birth recently of their first child, a baby girl. Colm is a son of Teresa and the late Columba Gallagher, Glen Road, Glenties.
Congratulations to Rosha and Hugh Mc Monagle, Tievelough on the birth recently of their third child, a brother for Mary and Áine.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Neil Carbery, Meenadoan, Fintown, who died suddenly on Saturday 26th August 2000.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Bridget Mc Grath, Letterkenny who died on Friday 1st September 2000. Bridget’s late husband, Paddy was from Letterilly, Glenties and Bridget spent the early years of her married life in Glenties.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Ian Marsden, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan, the motor cyclist who died tragically near Fintown a few weeks ago and to the family of Harry Laverty, Ballybofey, who died after taking ill at a football match in Glenties on Sunday 27th August.

Inniskeel School of Speech and Drama will resume classes next Saturday 9th September in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties. For further information contact Mairead at 087-2826270.

Fiddle and Guitar lessons will begin on Saturday 16th September at 10.30 a.m. in the Community Centre, Glenties. Contact Ernan 075-41037 for further information.

Scallywags Arts and Crafts workshops will resume in October after a month’s break. We’d like to take the opportunity to thank all parents and children involved and hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did. See Democrat for further information.

Irish Dancing classes have resumed in the Highlands Hotel on Tuesdays.

There was a good attendance at the Masses celebrated in the old graveyard behind Ard Patrick on Thursday 24th August and in the very old graveyard in Kilkenny on Sunday 27th August. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. Glenties celebrated both Masses. Mass in Kilkenny graveyard, over-looking the Gweebarra, was in the ruins of a church, which was there before there was any in Glenties.
Tomorrow evening, Friday 8th September, a Diocesan Mass for Expectant Families will be celebrated in the Cathedral, Letterkenny at 7.30p.m. The celebrant will be Most Rev. Dr. Philip Boyce, Bishop of Raphoe.

The next Barn Dance is on tomorrow night Friday 8th September in the Community Centre. Music is by Country Cousins and admission is £3.00. Supper will be served.

Kathleen O’Haire and Niall Duggan were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday 25th August 2000. A friend of the groom, Fr. Pat O’Donoghue assisted by Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P.Glenties officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Kathleen is a daughter of Annie and the late James O’Haire, Upper Kilraine, Glenties and Niall is a son of Patricia Duggan, Dublin. The bride’s mother gave her away and her sister, Martina O’ Haire and a friend, Marie O’ Gara were bridesmaids. A friend of the groom, Ger O’ Brien was bestman and his brother-in-law, Brian Keogh was groomsman. Kerrie Anne O’ Haire was flowergirl and Darren Keogh was pageboy. Readings were by the bride’s sister, Rosita Ward and the groom’s sister, Mary Keogh. Niece of the bride, Anita Byrne and a cousin, Melanie Byrne read Prayers of the Faithful. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. A nephew of the bride, Thomas Byrne was altar server at the Mass. The reception was held in The Blue Haven and the honeymoon was spent in Cyprus.

Congratulations to the Naoimh Conall U-15 team who won the Óg spórt County Final in Tirconnel Park, Donegal Town on Sunday last. These young lads deserve great praise for the commitment they have shown to their chosen sport and the joy they bring to the Community.

The Harvest Fair Festival gets under way on Thursday 7th September. Official Opening by Mr. Thomas Mc Dyre (Lord Mayor) takes place at 7.00p.m. but events will be happening before and after that around the town. Beef Steak Dancers will provide the street music from 7.20p.m. There is a Pub Quiz in the Highlands Hotel at 9.30p.m. A full programme has been arranged for the next five days with the Annual Street Float Parade with Marching bands, Fancy Dress, Vintage cars on Sunday 10th at 2.30p.m. and the Festival Queen Dance that night. The Harvest Fair Day is on Tuesday with the usual array of stalls lining the street. The Committee has succeeded in getting a site for Mc Gurk’s Amusements and they are in town and this year they are on the Church Road.


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