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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 –

Glenties Notes 8th September 2010

Bonner / Murray Wedding
Rory Bonner and Aoife Murray were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 21st August 2010.  Fr. Pat Prendergast officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass.  Rory is a son of Joe and Marie Bonner, Buncrubog, Glenties and Aoife is a daughter of Michael and Margaret Murray, Bray, Co. Wicklow.  Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Claire, Siobhan and Niamh were her bridesmaids.  Friend of the groom, John Paul Molloy was bestman and two other friends, John Boyle and Michael Furey were groomsmen.  Katie and Lily Bonner, nieces of the groom, were flowergirls.  Readings were by Caroline Bonner and Kieran Murray. Claire, Stephan and Mary read Prayers of the Faithful.  Margaret Murray and Marie Bonner, mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by Barbara Edwards and the String Quartet.  The reception was held in the Mill Park, Hotel, Donegal Town and the honeymoon was spent in Las Vegas and San Francisco.

The Harvest Fair Festival gets under way on Thursday 9th September, with a one mile street race at 7 p.m.   It will be officially opened by Jim Mc Guinness at 8 p.m.  A great variety of events will be held during the festival with competitions – Darts, Snooker, Pitch + Putt etc. races – road, duck, go-cart etc. Clay Pigeon Shoot, Crazy Golf, Tug-O-War, Trek in the Bluestack Mountain, football, music, dancing, Kids movie, etc.  Details are on the programmes, which are in the shops.  The Festival Queen Dance is in the Highlands Hotel on Sunday night.

New Gardaí
Congratulations to Grainne Mc Loone and James Gallagher who graduated recently from Templemore Garda College.  Grainne is a daughter of Connell and Mena Mc Loone, Glen Road, Glenties and is currently serving in Claremorris, Co. Mayo.  James is a son of James and Bridgeen Gallagher, Ard Patrick, Glenties and is currently serving in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan.

Harvest Fair Parade
Our annual parade takes place next Sunday 12th September at 4 p.m.  We encourage businesses, clubs, schools etc. to participate in the parade by way of a float or fancy dress.  Any group that can add colour by dance routine etc. is also very welcome.  All floats are to assemble on the Narin Road and all bands can park and assemble at the Comprehensive School.  Prizes for floats, individual entrant and children’s fancy dress.  Enquiries to 086-8656312.

Thank you
Fionnuala and Irene Boyle wish to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to all those who contributed so generously to their recent Church Gate Collection for ‘Build it Week Haiti’.  The amount raised was € 1234.10.  The girls will travel to Haiti in October with this building programme.  Your generous contributions are greatly appreciated.

Michael Mc Cahill
The death took place suddenly at his home on Monday 23rd August 2010 of Michael Mc Cahill, Derries, Glenties.  His Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday morning.  Requiem Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Shane Gallagher, Fr. James Friel and Fr. Aodhan Cannon.  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.  Michael is survived by his wife, Bridie, daughters, Nicola, Michelle and Tracey, son Shaun, mother, Eileen, brothers, Des, Peter and Stephen, sisters, Patricia and Angela, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Maria Rafferty on the death of her father, which took place last week and who was buried in Athlone on Friday 3rd September.

Fr. James Mc Dyer
On 14th September 2010 it will be 100 years since the birth of Fr. James Mc Dyer of Glencolmcille.  He was born in Kilraine, Glenties.  Some events have been organised for Saturday 11thSeptember to celebrate his Centenary.  The Programme is as follows – 6 p.m. Mass in Glenties Chapel.  7.30 p.m. – Unveiling of Plaque at his Home in Kilraine.  8.30 p.m. – “Teacht Le Chéile” in the Highlands Hotel to share memories of the vision, the work and the achievements of the late Fr. Mc Dyer, at which Liam Mc Ginley will launch his latest book, “A Revolution on their Hands”.  All are welcome to attend.

Message from an Garda Siochána
The Main Street will be closed to traffic for the duration of the Parade on Sunday 12th September approx 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Alternative routes via Altar & Mullantyboyle.  A One-Way traffic system will be in operation for the Harvest Fair Day – Monday 13th September.  From Mill Road (Connaghan’s) via Mullantyboyle to the Narin Road. From Station Road via Altar to the Glen Road (back of Garda Station).  No traffic other than HGVs & Coaches will have access to the town.

St. Columba’s Comprehensive School – Adult Education – Night Classes
Enrolment is on Monday 20th September 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Classes start on Tuesday 28th September.  All fees must be paid on enrolment night.  Fees for those on social welfare benefit reduced by € 45 for 8 week course and by € 20 for 4 week course.  Anyone interested in giving a night class, please send CV to the school.  Full details of all the courses that are being offered are on Notice Board in Church.

Chiropody Clinic
Margaret Connell, Foot Health Practitioner will hold a Chiropody Clinic in Glenties Day Centre on Monday 20th September.  Please telephone Margaret on 087 1417180  to arrange an appointment.

On behalf of D.C.I.L. Caroline Quinn would like to Thank all those who donated and cooked the food, played the music and donated prizes for the Barbeque and Barn Dance held recently at the Glen Tavern.  The amount raised was € 1,305.

Community Employment Scheme
A Community Employment Scheme is commencing on 27th September in the Glenties area.  For further details ring 087 9695053.  Fás criteria applies.