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Glenties Notes 25th August 2008

Congratulations to Caroline and Brendan Ward, Lough Eske, Donegal Town on the birth recently of their first child a baby girl (Aoibhinn). Caroline is a daughter of John and Paula Hegarty, Ard Patrick, Glenties.

Congratulations to Edwina and Martin Doherty, Narin Road, Glenties on the birth recently of their third child, a baby sister (Ailbhe) for Sean and Córa.

Congratulations to Nuala and Conchúr Boyle, Boston, U.S.A. on the birth of their twins on the14th May 2008, a little sister and brother (Aisling and Rónán) for Maeve who is two and a half years old. Conchúr is a son of Kathleen and the late John Boyle, Shallogans.

Congratulations to Kathleen Boyle, Shallogans who celebrated her 90th Birthday on 11th May 2008 and best wishes for many more happy and healthy years among us.

Congratulations to John Paul Molloy, Buncrubog and Tracy Mc Kenna, The Mines who got engaged recently.

Congratulations to Gillian Mc Devitt, Glen Road, Glenties and Aidan Fallon, Roscommon who were married in Glenties on Friday last. 

A very warm welcome is extended to Fr. Shane Gallagher, who has just joined us as our New Curate. Fr. Shane’s mother Mary is a daughter of the late Jerry and Bridie Craig, who lived and had a shop on Lower Main Street. 

Best wishes to Fr. Paul Gallagher, who served in our Parish for the past three years and has moved to Convoy.

The Glen of Glenties is the place to be from Friday 5th to Monday 8th September if you are a lover of traditional music, song and dance. There will be Workshops in Fiddle, Whistle, Song and Dance and Sessions in the Glen Tavern with the Campbells and Friends. A Dance will be held in Edeninfagh Hall on Saturday night from 9-11 p.m. A Bus Tour to the Croaghs will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m. and a Concert will be held in the Edeninfagh Hall on Sunday evening at 4.30 p.m. For further information contact Mary on 074-9551170 or EMAIL – or Ernan on 074-9541037 or Peter on 087-9256388 or EMAIL –

The Club is getting a 2009 Calendar ready as part of their fundraising effort. You can buy a day for 10 Euro and personalise it for a Greeting, Birthday or Anniversary or just Send a Message. For details contact Murial at 9551823 or Paddy at 9551486.

Results of the recent local opinion survey about the need for a Glenties Area Rural Resources Centre showed solid support for the idea. A synopsis of the results has now been sent to Glenties Area County Councillors and to several other local politicians, four of whom have already pledged their support. The provisional GARRC committee will be meeting in early September to elect officers and formally constitute themselves as an organisation, after which they will be making representations to Donegal County Council to ask for their support. Contact: Christopher Nethercoat GARRC Secretary 074 9551238.

In the recent Ladies and Juniors Angling Competition on Lough Finn the winners were – 1st – Christopher O’Donnell. Fintown. 2nd – Eibhlín Ní Bhaoill, Fintown. 3rd – Ann Quinn, Loughmuck, Fintown. An open Seniors Competition was held on Saturday 16th August and the winners were – 1st – John Reilly Boyle, Fintown. 2nd – Eamon Mc Gill, Meenadoan, Fintown. 3rd – Seamus Mc Connell, Castlefin. An Cumann Iascairí wish to thank most sincerely Mr. Martin Lawless of Baile Ard Teo Fintown for his generous sponsorship of this competition and also Naughton’s Bar for the refreshments. Our next and final competition of the season will be our local confined “Paddy Doherty Memorial” which will be held on Lough Finn on 14th September at 12 Noon to 6 p.m. All local anglers are welcome to come out and take part in this competition, which is always a most enjoyable one.

Ardara Awareness Walk will take place next Saturday 30th August in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. It will leave the Community Centre, Ardara at 12 Noon, walking to Glenties and back again to Ardara. Everyone is welcome to join in. For more information or sponsorship please contact Pauric at 086 3367919 or Eileen at 087 3148097.

St. Riaghan’s National School re-opens after the holidays on Monday 1st September.


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