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Glenties Notes 17th May 2013

Congratulations to the twenty nine boys and girls who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday last in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.

First Holy Communion:
First Holy Communion for the children of St. Riaghan’s Drimnacrosh, Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will take place in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties at 11.00 a.m. on Saturday 25th May. First Holy Communion for the children of Edeninfagh N.S. will take place at 12 mid-day on Sunday 26th May.

New Arrivals:
Congratulations to Carina and Austin Mahony, Buncrubog, Glenties on the birth recently of their third child, a baby sister (Kayleigh) for Jake and Cara.

Congratulations to Mary Lou and Michael Furey, Strasallagh, Glenties on the birth of their second child, a baby brother for Katie.

U / 15 Winners:
Congratulations to our U / 15team who defeated Gweedore in a very close County Gaeltacht Final in Glencolmcille on Monday 6th May.

Congratulations to Fionnuala Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties and Gary Dillon, Ballintubber, Co. Mayo, who got engaged last weekend in the U.S.

The winners at the Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre on Tuesday 7th May were – € 25 winners – Mary Gallagher, Pat Molloy and John McLoone; € 40 winner – Ann Boyle; € 50 winners Bridie Doherty, Grace O’Hare, Bridie Doherty, Bridie Gallagher, P. White, Maura Gallagher, Nora McHugh, Martin Mc Taggart, Anthony Burke, Fidelma Burke, and Anne Kennedy; € 100 winners – Bridie Doherty, Margo Gallagher, Ann Doherty, Rose Boyle, Irene Langan, Bid Fletcher and Kathleen McGlynn; € 200 winner – Bernadette Gallagher; € 300 winner – Josie.

The Late Francie Breslin:
The death took place at his home on Saturday 6th April 2013 of Francie Breslin, Kilraine, Glenties. His Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Monday.8th. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by two of his sons. Burial took place in Kilraine Graveyard. He is survived by his wife Mary, four sons, James, John, Frank and Thomas, two daughters, Anne and Mary, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Francie was ninety five years of age and was the last surviving member of the family of twelve, of James and Mary Anne Breslin, Kilraine. He worked for over fifty years in Campbell’s Factory.

The Late John Gallagher:
The death took place peacefully, at his home on Sunday 21st April 2013, of John Gallagher, Mullantyboyle, Glenties. Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. Denis Quinn and Fr. Shane Gallagher concelebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music was by the St Connell’s Church Choir, of which John was a member. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. John is survived by his wife, Pauline, daughters Auveen, and Sinead, mother, Sarah, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His son Ryan predeceased him in 1994 when he was two years old. His father Josie and his brother Brendan, also predeceased him.

Cash for Clobber:
St. Riaghan’s N.S., Drimnacrosh ‘Cash for Clobber Collection’ will take place at the school on Tuesday 28th May; organised by the Green Team. The school will receive a cash donation for each well filled’ Cash for Clobber’ or bin liner size bag. Money collected will go towards school funds. Filled bags can be brought to the school on Monday 27th or early Tuesday morning. This collection is part of the Green School’s Initiative that is on-going within the school, and is an opportunity to get rid of unwanted clothes, shoes and textiles, in an environmentally friendly way. Empty Cash for Clobber bags are available at the school. For more information,  9551591 or email:


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