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Glenties Notes 17th June 2008

The death took place at her home on Monday 9th June 2008 of Bridie Conefry, Mill Road, Glenties. Her remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday morning. Requiem Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. Adrian Gavigan. Readings were by her daughter Angeline and nephew and God-child, Bob Gallagher. Her daughters, June Gilroy and Noreen Robinson, niece and nephew, Catherine and Matt Gallagher read Prayers of the Faithful. The Gifts were brought to the Altar by her two brothers, Jim and Robert Gallagher, friend, Margaret Rodger, grandchildren, Rosie, Katie, Amber, Rachel, Emily, Frank, Aidan, Shaun and Bethany. Music and singing was by John F. O’ Donnell, Denise Boyle and Sinead Finn. The psalm was by Bridie’s cousin, Anita Peoples. Burial took place in Culdaff. Bridie is survived by her husband, Noel, daughters, Angeline, Rachel, June and Noreen, two brothers, Jim and Robert, sister, Sadie, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Her brother, Willie and two sisters, Maureen and Rosaleen predeceased her. Bridie Conefry came to Glenties in the early 60’s when her husband Noel was transferred here as a Garda. She was a great character, loved fun and children, fostered many in her youth, organised outings for them and for the local children and also for older people. As well as all that she raised money for a charity in India. She also enjoyed creative writing and being involved with the community. At festival time she dressed up and took part in the Parades. Last year she was given the honour of opening the Harvest Fair Festival. We will miss her this year.

Message from – The Tidy Town Committee “We would welcome volunteers (no age limit) to join us on Monday evenings to partake in painting, cleaning etc. to get our town looking exceptionally well for the 50th year. We sincerely thank all those businesses and private houses who have already painted and encourage any others who think it is necessary to paint, to do so. Any help needed will be given by the committee. Please assemble at the Community Centre at 7.00 p.m. to discuss the work plan. The Tidy Town slogan is “Get out, Get into it”. Looking forward to seeing a good crowd.”

The Dolmen Centre is happy to announce, that they are now in a position to seek Design Teams to bring their Swimming Pool Project to planning permission stage. This follows extensive consultation with Donegal County Council who has placed the job on the government etenders website. Prospective Design Teams should check the site and make an application as per the instructions. The Dolmen Centre Committee would like to thank Donegal County Council for their help in reaching another milestone in this project and look forward to working with them to bring it to its ultimate fruition.

A Safe Pass Course will be held in the Dolmen Centre on Monday June 30th. For further information contact Tim on 087 2458839 or Deridre on 086 6033927.

On Thursday 26th June the Dolmen Centre is hosting a variety concert in aid of St. Joseph’s and the Helper’s Charity, Medugorje. This charity is working with numerous orphanages in Bosnia and Herzegovina to eradicate the poverty inflicted upon thousands of children following the Yugoslavian wars of the 90’s. ‘Mystic Force’- professional Irish Dance Company will perform with dancers fresh from the world wide stage of Riverdance. The outstanding talent of the children from St. Conal’s N.S. will be incorporated into the night’s performances. The concert begins at 7.30 p.m. and promises to be fantastic evening, with something for everyone. Tickets cost 15 Euro and can be booked by contacting Claire on 087 9353972. All the proceeds go directly to the work in “The Mother’s Village” orphanage, Medugorje.

The 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday 22nd June will be celebrated as the Family Mass, for which the Children of the Parish will prepare the Liturgy.

The Annual Church Gate Collection for the Glenties Care of the Aged will take place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd June.


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