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Glenties Notes 9th August 2012

Mc Hugh / Mc Kay Wedding:
Congratulations and best wishes to Dervla Mc Hugh and James Mc Kay who were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 28th July 2012. Dervla is a daughter of Dermot and Nora Mc Hugh, Kilraine, Glenties and James is a son of Jim and Patricia Mc Kay, Ballinahinch, Co. Down. Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. Vincent Mc Kay (uncle of the groom) officiated and concelebrated Nuptial Mass. Her father gave the bride away and her sisters Lorraine and Andrea along with friends Elenor Cape and Áine Furey were bridesmaids; her niece Chloe Mc Nelis was junior bridesmaid. Liam Mc Kay, brother of the groom was bestman. Alex Barton, Ollie Durman and Mark Higgins were groomsmen. The bride’s niece Yanna Mc Hugh was flowergirl and the groom’s nephew Eoin Mc Cullagh was pageboy. Readings were by Leah Mc Nelis, sister of the bride and Treasa Mc Kay sister of the groom. Stephen Mc Hugh, brother of the bride, Bernie Keeney, aunt, Deirdre O’ Donnell and Denise Boyle, friends and Emma and Sinead Mc Kay sisters of the groom, read Prayers of the Faithful. Nora Mc Hugh and Patricia Mc Kay, mothers of the bride and groom, brought the Gifts to the Altar. Singing was by Megan Kenny. The reception was held in the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey and the honeymoon is being spent in Sorrento, Italy.

New Arrivals:
Congratulations to Isobel and Declan Bonner, Glen Road, Glenties on the birth of their second child a baby sister (Alisha) for Áine.

Congratulations to Janet and Patrick Mc Gill Meenalargan, Glenties, on the birth of their first child, a baby boy (Daithí).

“New”&“Nearly New” Baby & Toddler Market”
A “New”&“Nearly New” Baby & Toddler Market” will take place in the Highlands Hotel on Sunday 12th August from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. This is a great opportunity for parents to recycle no longer needed clothes, prams, cots, etc., and also a good place to pick up a bargain. There will also be face painting and a “pop up” photography studio on the day.

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations to Neil Bonner, Ard Patrick, Glenties and Nicola Quinn, Naomh Conal Close who were married in Glenties on Saturday last 4th August 2012.

The winners at the Big Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 31st July were – Mary Mc Gill, Ardara won the Jackpot of € 2000; Margo Gallagher, Margaret Gallagher, Siobhan Gallagher, Mary Mc Cready, Mae Kennedy, Marian Ward, Fintan Ó Dochartaigh, Anne Furey and Ann Brady won € 300; Jackie Doherty and Roisin Bonner won € 150 each; Carmel Mc Hugh, Pauline Murray, Andy Duffy, Annie Boyle, Majella Boyle, Mary Mc Cready, Breege Mc Gill and Nellie Doherty won € 100 each; Bernie Fitzpatrick, John Rogers, Waterford, Margaret Gillespie, Mary Whelan, Bridie Boyle and Mary Mc Gee won € 50 each.

Co. Donegal Parents and Friends of People with Intellectual Disability Ltd. will take up their Annual Church Gate Collection before all the Masses next weekend.

Community Employment Scheme:
A Community Employment Scheme will be commencing in the Glenties area on the 24th September 2012. Anyone interested please contact 0879695053 or email

Sheep Dog Trials:
Sheep Dog Trials will be held down the Church Road Glenties beside the GAA field on the 25th and 26th of August 2012. This will also be a family fun weekend with stalls, car booters, bouncy castles etc… Booking for stalls will be essential; ring 074 9557880 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) or 087 9695053. For more information email

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line € 50, every house € 100. If not won Snowball Jackpot – €2500 on Tuesday 14th August on 45 numbers if not won €300 paid out. Inhouse draws.
Snooker every night from 6 p.m. except Tuesday. Any enquires contact 0872679321.
Zumba in the Glenties Community Centre every Wednesday night from 7 p.m.- 8 pm
Weight Watchers in the Glenties Community Centre every Thursday evening from 6pm.
Anyone wishing to book the Community Centre please ring 0872679321.


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