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Glenties Notes 8th June 2011

Breslin / O’Donnell Wedding
Breda O’ Donnell and John Paul Breslin were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 21st May 2011. Breda is a daughter of Jimmy and Mary O’ Donnell, Mullantyboyle, Glenties and John Paul is a son of John and Sheila Breslin, Boyoughter, Lettermacaward. Fr. Eamonn Mc Laughlin assisted by Fr. Eddie Gallagher officiated and concelebrated Nuptial Mass. Janet and Noelle O ‘Donnell, sisters of the bride, Marie Breslin, sister of the groom and a friend, Sinead Byrne were her bridesmaids. Conal Breslin, brother of the groom was bestman. Three of his friends, John Paul Mc Cready, Cormac Mc Hugh and Martin Caulfield were groomsmen. Niamh and Ciara Breslin were flowergirls and Logan Melly and Stephen Mc Devitt were pageboys. Readings were by Ethan O’Donnell and Sinead Melly. Natalie Mc Devitt, Jamie O’ Donnell, Caitlin and Daniella Breslin read Prayers of the Faithful. Music and singing was by the Laughlin Sisters and Lorraine Molloy. The reception was held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties and the honeymoon was spent in Majorca.

Diamond Wedding
Congratulations to Michael and Kitty Roarty, The Wood, Glenties, who celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary recently.

Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 31st May were – Josie Martin won the Jackpot of € 400. Willie Mc Nelis, Ann Byrne, Fiona Gallagher, Anna Mc Dyre, Glenties, Emma Sweeney, Tullymore, Ardara, Bernadette Gallagher, Frosses, and Kitty Mc Glynn won € 100 each. Lettie Doherty won € 60. Claire Keeney, Paddy Mc Gill, Kathleen Mc Shay, Bridgín Keeney, Johnny O’ Donnell, Michael Mc Ginley, (Brown Kid), Angela Lowther, Dunkineely, Norah Mc Hugh, Breege Gallagher, Ardara, Mary Gallagher, Mary Mc Mahon, Fintown and Sean Carr Kilcar won € 50 each. Tony Duffy, Rosaleen Melly and Lisa O’ Driscoll won € 35 each. Patsy Mc Dyer and Ann Marie Cunningham won € 25 each.

Feast of St. Anthony
Mass will be celebrated in Rossnowlagh on the feast of St. Anthony, Monday 13th June. Blessing of the Lilies will take place. A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome.

Supporting Safer Communities Campaign
Gardaí wish to take this opportunity to create awareness among the public of their ability to prevent crime. This can be done through greater awareness of the need to secure their personal belongings, and to be able to identify property and valuables, by marking and photographing them. Ensure property is not visible in vehicles in public places and that vehicles are locked when parked and left unattended. This includes when parked at home. Road users are also reminded of their capability of assisting with road safety, by wearing seatbelts, not using mobile phones and obeying speed limits. Further safety and security advice is available by contacting your local Garda Station (24 hours) at 9551108 or

The collection taken up for the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver in Edeninfagh and Glenties on the 7th & 8th May amounted to a total of € 1,533.32. Mary Duignan, the Lay Helper, who spoke about the work of the Sisters, during Mass on that weekend wishes to thank you most sincerely for your support, which in her words ”far exceeded my expectation”.

Glenties Notes 25th May 2011

New Arrival
Congratulations to Fiona and Laurence Breslin, Ardara on the birth of their fourth child, a baby brother (Finnian) for Alicia, Oisín and Lorcán. Fiona is a daughter of Vera and the late Kevin Breslin, Ard Patrick, Glenties.

Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 17th May were – Nancy Mc Gill and Anne Cannon won € 200 each. Ann Breslin. Claire Keeney, Dim Melly, Patsy Brown, Mrs Monaghan, Nellie Doherty, Mary Kennedy, Sean Carr and Anne Furey won € 100 each. Patricia White, Dan Mc Crudden, Maura Gallagher, Nellie Doherty, Fiona Boyle, Brown Kid, Peter Sweeney, Bid Fletcher, Vera Breslin and Mr. Sweeney won € 50 each. Nan Doherty and Nellie Doherty won € 25 each.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Breda O’Donnell, Mullantyboyle, Glenties and John Paul Breslin, Lettermacaward who were married in Glenties on Saturday last.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Sarah Quinn, Mully, Glenties, who died on Tuesday 17th May.

Fintown Festival / Leisure Cycle
In association with Fintown Festival Committee, Tír Chonaill GAP Cycling Club are holding a Leisure Cycle during the Festival, on Saturday 4th June starting at 1 p.m. Registration is at 12 noon. Entry fee is € 22, Club members € 20. Refreshments and shower facilities will be available after. For more information contact James on 087 2546592 or Hughie on 086 8581521. There will be two routes: a 30k and a more challenging 60k.

Medjugorje Peace Mass
The Medjugorje Peace Mass will be celebrated in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday 26th May at 8.00 p.m.
Ladies GAA –‘Wax, Shave and Dye Night’

Please come and support our ‘Wax, Shave and Dye Night’ on Friday 27th May in Melly’s Bar, Glenties at 9 p.m. in aid of the U- 14 Girls Trip to the All Ireland Féile in Cork. Have a fun night and support the girls.

Ulster Champions
Congratulations to the girls from Scoil Mhuire who won the Ulster 5 / side FAI Championships, held in Cavan last Thursday 19th May, having defeated Cavan (8-0), Monaghan (4-0) and Inishowen (7-1) Girls Champions. They will be playing in the All Ireland Finals against the three other provinces in Tullamore on June 1st. The girls have now won the County Gaelic, the County Soccer and Ulster Soccer; not forgetting the boys who won the County Gaelic. Well done to boys and girls and best wishes in the finals. If anyone is interested in travelling to Tullamore contact John Mc Cann at Scoil Mhuire.

Fintown Festival / Vintage Tractor Run
A Vintage Tractor Run will take place on Sunday 4th June at the Fintown Festival. It will start at 3 p.m. sharp. Refreshments will be provided. For further information contact Daniel Moy on 087 6315695.

Glenties Notes 26th February 2011

The Late John Mc Dermott
The death took place in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar on Tuesday 8th February 2011 of John Mc Dermott, Edeninfagh, (formerly Meenamara), Glenties. His Remains were brought to The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Wednesday. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass on Thursday. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Breidin and James Gallagher. Burial took place in Edeninfagh Graveyard. John provided the sound system for the graveyard Masses around the area for a number of years. He also played the bagpipes, and at one time was a member of the Ardaghey Pipe Band. A single member of the band led the cortege from the Church to the graveyard and the other members formed a Guard of Honour. John is survived by one sister Mary Anne who lives in Co. Clare, three nieces, one nephew, cousins, Rosemary Herron, Edeninfagh, Patrick Byrne, Drimnasillagh, John Brennan, Lough Finn, other cousins, relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

The Late Rose Breslin
The death took place at her home on Thursday 10th February 2011 of Rose Breslin, Ardconnell, Glenties. Her Remains were brought to the Church on Saturday. Fr. Shane Gallagher celebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Pat and John F. O’ Donnell. Burial took place in the New Graveyard.

Rose is survived by three sons, James, John and Vincent, six daughters, Kathleen, Josephine, Philomena, Marita, Carmel and Mary, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended..

Her husband Ally died in March 2002. She is the last surviving member of the family of Willie and Mary O’Donnell, Gortnasillagh.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Pat Mc Hugh, Straoughter, Glenties who died at his home last Thursday 17th February.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of James Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties, who died in the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny last Thursday 17th February.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Bridie and Rose Mc Cahill, Derries on the death of their mother, Bridie Duffy, which took place in Letterkenny Hospital last Friday 18th February; also to all the relatives and friends.

Glenties Community Centre
The Community Centre Committee are installing a lift and associated works at a cost of € 32, 000 for the upgrading of the hall, beginning in April. Bingo takes place in the Community Centre every Tuesday at 9 p.m. Please support. Country Night in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on 4th March. Music is by Rambling Fever and the dance starts at 9.30 p.m. Come and enjoy a good night. Two full size Snooker Tables available to play 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. each night, except Tuesday. Older persons particularly welcome.

St. Riaghan’s Enrolment Day
Parents wishing to enrol their children at St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh for the school year 2011 /2012 are invited to call to the school for an Enrolment Form. “Enrolment Day” will be held on Thursday 3rd March. On this day parents are asked to bring their child to the school at 11.15 a.m. so that they can sample “School Life” in the Junior Room. Parents can have a cuppa and a chat with the Principal. Please bring a small packed lunch with you for your child as they will have lunch with the other children at 12.30 p.m. For further information or enquiries please contact the school on 9551591.

Naomh Conaill Notes 15th February 2011

Congratulations to John O’Malley (captain), Seamus Ellis, Jason Campbell and Mark Gallagher who part of the Donegal Vocational Schools team that beat Monaghan in the Ulster Final last Wednesday night in Kildress. They now play Meath in the All Ireland semi final this Saturday in Ballyconnell at 2pm.

Well done to the Glenties Comprehensive U14 team who defeated Inver College, Carrickmacross last Thursday in the Ulster Schools quarter final. They now play St Ciarans, Ballygawley in the semi final this Friday in Castlederg at 11.30am or 12 noon. Anyone travelling to the game should however confirm details before hand.

The club held a very sucessful Annual Presentation Dinner Dance last Saturday night in the Highlands Hotel. Special Guests on the night were Aoife Mc Donald, Cathal Corey, Tony Scuillion and Sean Conoughton Co Board Youth Officer. Medals were presented on the night to our victorious Senior and U21 championship winning teams and our senior ladies team winners of the Junior Gaeltacht. Award winners on the night were Senior Player of the Year went to Anthony Thompson, Most Improved Player Martin Regan, Reserve Player of the Year Hughie Gallagher, Third Team Player of the Year Philip Gallagher and Hugh Breslin. Ladies Player of the Year winner was Emily Thompson and Most Improved Ladies Player was Laoise Ward. Presentataions were also made to John O’Malley, Seamus Ellis, Jason Campbell and Mark Gallagher who were members of the Donegal Vocational Schools team that won the Ulster Final last week and presentations were also made to Leo Mc Loone, Dermot Molloy, Ciaran Boyle and Seamus Corcoran who were part of the Donegal U21 team that won the Ulster championship.

There will be a first aid course in the clubhouse this Friday from 6pm to 10pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9.30pm to 4.30pm. The cost of the course is 75 Euro and there is a limited places left anyone interested can contact Roseleen Doherty.

The AGM will be on Sunday 27th Feb in the clubhouse at 6pm.