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Glenties Notes 15th June 2011

The Late Eileen Kennedy
The death took place of Eileen Kennedy, Kilraine, Glenties on Tuesday 24th May 2011, in Our Lady of Fatima Nursing Home, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Her Remains were brought to Shovlin’s Funeral Home, Sandfield, Portnoo early on Wednesday morning and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Wednesday evening, where they were received by Fr. Shane Gallagher before 7.30 p.m. Mass. Fr. Gallagher also celebrated Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon. Readings were by Eileen’s niece, Mary Mc Bride and nephew, Michael Kirk. Burial took place in Kilraine Graveyard. She is survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Three sisters and two brothers predeceased her, Annie Shovlin, Mary Kathleen Kirk, and Rose (Sr. Aquinas), Peter Kennedy and another brother who died early in life. She was 95 years of age and was the last surviving member of the family of Charlie and Mary Kennedy, Kilraine. Eileen was a teacher of Science and Maths and she taught in the Brigidine Convent secondary school, Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny, Magherafelt and Strabane. She also taught in Nigeria for two years in the late sixties. When she retired she returned to Kilraine where she lived until she moved to the Nursing home in Tralee a few years ago.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Eileen Mc Dyer and family, Meenahalla, Glenties on the death of Eileen’s father Patrick Logue, Carndonagh, which took place last week.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Stephen Bonner and Anne Byrne who were married in The Cathedral, Mullingar on Saturday 4th June 2011. Stephen is a son of Martin and Mary Bonner, Glen Road, Glenties and Anne is a daughter of Val and Monica Byrne, Mullingar. Fr. Padraig Mc Mahon officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. The bride was given away by her father and was attended by her sisters, Marie Doran and Elaine Byrne and a friend, Aoife Brennan. Mark Bonner, brother of the groom was bestman. Friends of the groom, Donal Boyle, Thomas Donoghue and Alan O’Donnell were groomsmen. Kelly Doran was flowergirl and Oisín Bonner was pageboy. Readings were by Marie Bonner, sister of the groom and John Byrne, brother of the bride. Roisín Bonner, Brendan Earley, Gillian Buckley, Martin Bonner, Karen Devenney and Ann Marie Gilligan read Prayers of the Faithful. Monica Byrne and Mary Bonner, mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar. A Reflection was read by Danielle Boyle. Music and singing was by Discovery Gospel Choir. The reception was held in Annebrooke House Hotel, Mullingar and the honeymoon was spent in the U.S.A. and the Dominican Republic.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 7th June were – Peter Sweeney won the Jackpot of € 400. Faye Moore, Bernie Martin, John Mc Loone, Angela Martin and J.J. Mc Cole won € 100 each. Eilish O’ Donnell won € 60. John O’ Donnell, Doochary, Nancy Dorrian, James O’ Donnell, Bernie Martin, Mary Kennedy, Rosemary Whelan, Dim Melly, Teresa Molloy, Dim Melly, Bernie Martin, Mary Doherty, May Kennedy, Kathleen Mc Shea, Mary Gallagher, Letty Doherty, Mary Gallagher and Bernie Fitzpatrick won € 50 each. Joseph Martin, Maria Boyle, Kathleen Ferry and Siobhan Mc Ginley won € 25 each.

Corpus Christi Procession: The annual Corpus Christi Procession will take place after 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday 26th June (weather permitting). The people who are usually involved in the carrying the canopy and those who usually steward the Procession are asked to make themselves available. The First Holy Communion children are invited to walk in the Procession in their First Holy Communion Dress.

Biddy Devine Memorial Walk
The Annual Biddy Devine Walk in aid of The Kidney Dialysis Unit, Letterkenny Hospital takes place on 23rd July. It will depart from the Glen Tavern at 12 noon, taking in the Big Glen, Altar, and Stracastle Glen 20 km walk. For more details contact Frankie on 9557978 or Mary on 9551170.

Christy and Una Hegarty wish to thank most sincerely, everyone who supported their recent Fundraiser Ceili for Inis Aoibhinn, Cancer Care West; – The Highlands Hotel, those who donated prizes, brought in food and helped with tea, those who attended and those who were unable to attend but who donated so generously. €2,250 was raised. Thank you all for your support.

Bike Week Ireland at Tír Chonaill GAP CC
Tír Chonaill GAP cycling club are running a number of events during Bike Week (18th- 23rd June) to promote cycling in the area.

Saturday 18th June, fun cycle suitable for all levels will leave Community Centre, Glenties at 11am, followed by refreshments; this is a great opportunity to get started if you’re thinking about taking up cycling.

Tuesday 21st – there will be a mountain bike run which will again cater for all levels to try and encourage some more adventurous cycling! Leaving Community Centre, Glenties 7pm.

Lastly the club will host a Bike Maintenance and Information evening at 8pm on Thursday 23rd in the Community Centre, Glenties. This is a chance to learn how to do basic roadside repairs and also to get information on bike sizing or any aspects you may have questions on.

Please check out our website for further updates and information:

Fintown Harps A.G.M.
Fintown Harps A.G.M. will take place on Monday 20th June at 8.00 p.m. in the Club House at Pairc Acla. Everybody is welcome.


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