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Glenties Notes 29th April 2011

The Late P. J. Mc Dyre
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital, on Saturday 16th April 2011 of P. J. Mc Dyre, Derries, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home on Sunday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday 13th. Fr. Pat Prendergast, Glenties assisted by Fr. Eamonn Mc Laughlin, Lettermacaward concelebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was also by a family member. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. P. J. is survived by his twin brother, Hugo, Main Street, his other brother, Eddie, Derries, with whom he lived and his sister Kitty Mooney, Doohill, Ardara, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Three brothers, Tommy, Barney and Dan predeceased him.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Fiona Carroll, The Rock, Glenties on the death of her brother, Ian Carroll, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary which took place last week.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Paddy O’Donnell, Mill Road and Seamie O’Donnell, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties on the death of their brother, Vincent; which took place last week in England; also to his sister Mary Sharpe, Clooney and all his other relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family of Owen Ward (Dubh), Mully, Glenties, who died as a result of an accident on Saturday last.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Margaret Quinn and family, Mill Road, Glenties, on the death of Margaret’s sister, Jennie Shovlin, which took place recently in England.

The Late John Sweeney
The death took place in Killybegs Hospital, on Friday 22nd April 2011 (Good Friday) of John (the Twin) Sweeney, Main St. Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home on Saturday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Monday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast P.P. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings and Prayers of the Faithful. Music and singing was by John F. and Pat O’ Donnell. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. John, who would have been 89 in June, is survived by nieces, nephews, grandnieces / nephews, great grandnieces / nephews, sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His twin brother, Jimmy died on March 20th last year. Three other brothers, Tom, Danny and Vincent, two sisters, Eileen and Chris and nephews James and Martin also predeceased him. John and Jimmy were well known figures in the town. They lived all their lives together in Glenties. When he was young John worked in Mc Devitt’s factory. In later years when the weather was favourable the twins sat outside their home and had a word for everyone. They had a great interest in football, especially in our own local and county teams. They could also name counties and players who won All Ireland finals from as far back as the 40s and 50s. Since Jimmy died John stopped sitting outside.

Naomh Conaill Ladies would like to thank everyone in Edeninfagh, Glenties and Fintown who supported their recent Church Gate Collection. The amount raised in the Parish was € 1, 317.86.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 19th April were – The ‘Brown Kid’ won the jackpot of € 400. Patsy Martin, Carmel Ferguson, Bridie Doherty, Kitty Mc Glynn, Nancy Mc Gill, Marian Byrne, Bella Boyle and Nancy Mc Gill won € 100 each. Sally Rodgers, Donal Brennan, Terence Breslin, Mary Doherty, Anne Furey, K. Mc Glynn, Rosaleen Gallagher, Mary Gallagher, Josie Daniel Gallagher, Ailish O’ Donnell, Josie Martin, Rosaleen Melly, Emer Doherty and Paula Hegarty won € 50 each. Margaret Murray and Paddy Mc Gill won € 25 each.

Fundraising Dance
Ceilí / Sets and Two Hand Dancing will take place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties in aid of Inis Aoibhinn – Cancer Care West on Sunday 8th May 2011. Dancing is from 4 – 7 p.m. Music is by Céilí Time. ‘Fear an tí’ – Clement Gallagher. Admission is € 10 and supper will be served. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Cash for Clobber
Cash for Clobber has been a fantastic fundraiser for Scoil Mhuire over the past few years. It has helped us to upgrade ICT in our classrooms. We are always in need of funding, especially now with the reduction in funds in the last budget. Our next collection is on the 5th May, the Thursday after the Easter Holidays. You may leave your bags at the school from Tuesday 3rd May. We need well-filled refuse bags containing old clothes, paired shoes, bed-linen or curtains. The school gets € 4 per bag. This is a good opportunity to do your Spring clear-out.

Cake / Book / DVD Sale
Scoil Mhuire is holding a Cake / Book / DVD sale after 7.30 Mass in the Community Centre on Saturday 14th May in aid of school funds. Donations of home baked bread / cakes/ buns would be greatly appreciated; also good quality books and DVDs would be very welcome. Your support would be much appreciated.

Congress Bell
As part of the preparations for the 50th International Eucharist Congress, which takes in Dublin from the 10th to the 17th June 2012 a Congress Bell representing the call to prayer will travel around each parish and diocese in Ireland. It comes to Glenties on Thursday morning 5th May at 8.45 a.m. The procession of the Bell will begin at Ard Patrick, up Main Street and into the Church, where there will be Benediction and Prayer at 9.30 a.m. followed by a Votive Mass of the Eucharist at 10 a.m. Anyone who can is asked to come and join in the procession.

A meeting will be held on Wednesday 4th May in the Glenties Day Centre to prepare for the arrival of the Bell the following day. Volunteers and helpers are needed and all are welcome to attend.

Glenties Notes 21st April 2011

90th Birthday
Congratulations to Fanny Billingsley, Mullantyboyle and formerly of Letterilly, Glenties, who celebrated her 90th Birthday recently, and wishing her many more happy and healthy years among us.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mena Mc Gettigan, Mill Road, Glenties and the extended Keeney family on the death recently in England of Mena’s sister, Mamie Reilly (nee Keeney) formerly of Drimnacrosh, Glenties; also to all the relatives and friends.

Congratulations to the 73 boys and girls from the Parish who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties from Bishop Philip Boyce on Sunday 10th April 2011. They were – Fintown – Leanne Mc Monagle, Oran McDevitt, FrancisMcDevitt, James McDevitt, Conor McKeown, Stephen McGlynn, Kaolan McGill, Kaolan Mc Monagle, Clodagh Boyle, Tara McKelvey, Victoria Bonner, Sinead McDevitt, Ailish McDevitt, Fionnuala Doherty, Tara Black, Sarah Long, Denis Quinn, and Ronan O’Donnell. Edeninfagh – Stella Greene, Jonathan Campbell and Ryan Hunter. Scoil Mhuire – Oliver Agnew, Dion Bonner, Danielle Boyle, James Boyle, Michaela Boyle, Ryan Boyle, Niamh Brennan, Conor Breslin, Gwendoline Byrne, Tony Byrne, Ryan Craig, Cian Doherty, Jack Flannery, Kirsty Gallagher, Kevin Gavigan, Dylan Lynch, Shane McDevitt, Charlie McDonnell, Eoin McGettigan, Amy McGrath, Paul McGuinness, Daniel McLoone, Dara Beth McLoone, Nicola Mc Loone, Mary Mannering, Caoimhe Molloy, Paul Molloy, Ronan Molloy, Amelia Nethercoat, Jamie O’Donnell, Pauric McDwyer, Logan Quinn and Deirbhile Ward. St Riaghan’s N.S. – Evanna Byrne, Eileen Elizabeth Conway and Kieran Gallagher, Zachary Gillespie, Tanya Harvey, Kirsty McDyer, Manus McDyer, Claire McGeehan, Caoimhe McGrenra, Ellie MacInnes, Chloe McNelis, Dáire O’Donnell, Gemma O’Donnell, Joshua Perraton and Jamie Toland. Kilkenny N.S. – Alisha Kee, Martin McDyer, Theresa Melly and David Moore.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 11th April – were – Maureen Gildea won the Jackpot of € 400. Mary Ward, Cloghan, Christine Mc Cool, Vincent Ward, Breid Gallagher, Michael Langan, Breid Gallagher, Margaret Murray, Eilish O’ Donnell, Sarah Mc Glynn and Hugh Gallagher won € 100 each. James Quinn, Cloghan, Kathleen Boyle, Teresa Mc Kelvey, Ella Langan, Letty Doherty, Mary Ellen Bonner, Margaret Melly, May Kennedy, Peter Sweeney and Margaret Melly won € 50 each. Cathy Connell, Anne Furey and Julian Molloy won € 20 each.

A Dance will take place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 1st May. Dance starts at 10 00 p.m. and music is by Rambling Fever.

Holy Week
Times of Services in Holy Week: St. Connell’s Church Glenties – Holy Thursday – 7.30 p.m. Good Friday – 3.00 p.m. and ‘An Hour around the Cross’ at 9.00 p.m. Holy Saturday Easter Vigil – 9.00 p.m. Candles will be provided for use during the Service of Light.

Church of the Holy Family Edeninfagh: Holy Thursday – 7.30 p.m. Good Friday – 3.00 p.m. Holy Saturday – 9.00 p.m.

Family Mass: The 11a.m. Mass on Easter Sunday in St. Connell’s Church. Glenties will be celebrated as the Family Mass; the Children of the Parish will prepare the Liturgy.

“This is Me” Ceremony: The First Holy Communion Children of Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will take part in the “This is Me” Ceremony next Sunday 24th April at 11 a.m. Mass.

“Enrolment Sunday”: The First Holy Communion Children of Edeninfagh N.S. will take part in the “Enrolment Sunday” Ceremony at 9.30 Mass on Sunday 1st May.

Eucharistic Bell
The 50th International Congress will take place from the 10th June to the 17th June 2012 in Dublin. As part of the preparations for this historic event every Parish / Diocese is asked to prepare for this huge International Church Event. A Eucharistic Bell, representing ‘the call to prayer’, will travel around each Parish and Diocese in Ireland. On Thursday morning 5th May it comes to Glenties from Dungloe Parish. The Congress Bell will arrive in Ard Patrick, where a procession will carry it along the Main Street and into the Church. Benediction followed by a Votive Mass of the Holy Eucharistic, will take place. Volunteers from the parish are needed – already the young people from the local schools and groups will participate – but we need more help. If you would like to help in any way, please contact Fr. Shane on 9551136 and for more information please go to the official Eucharistic Congress website –