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Glenties Notes 9th December 2009

Hennessy / Joyce Wedding
On Saturday 21st November 2009 Deborah Joyce and Gary Hennessy were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties. Fr. Pat Prendergast officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Deborah is a daughter of Martin and Christine Joyce, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties and Gary is a son of Tommy and Ella Hennessy, Askeaton, Co. Limerick. Her father gave the bride away and her sister Bernie Molloy and her niece, Hannah Molloy attended her. Kenneth Hennessy, brother of the groom was bestman and a friend, Dermot Lynch was groomsman. Ciara Hennessy, Megan Hegarty and Michaela Joyce were flowergirls. Adam Molloy was a pageboy. Readings were by Ronan Molloy, brother-in-law of the bride and Carol Jones, sister of the groom. Michael and Martin Joyce, Fidelma Toland and Paul Gallagher read Prayers of the Faithful. The Gifts were brought to the Altar by the mothers of the bride and groom, Christine Joyce and Ella Hennessy. Music and singing was by Pat and John F. O’ Donnell, Sinead Finn and Ben Craig. The reception was held in the Mill Park Hotel, Donegal Town and the honeymoon was spent in Cancun, Mexico.

Glenties Drama Group presents “Happy Birthday Dear Alice” a comedy by Bernard Farrell in The Community Centre Glenties on December 11th, 12th and 13th at 8.30 p.m. Admission is €10 for adults and € 5 for children. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Club Céilí na Gleantaí
The Annual Christmas Party is on Saturday 19th December in the Community Centre, Glenties. Music is by Martin Duggan. Admission is € 8 ~ Christmas Buffet served ~ 9.30p.m. ~ 12.30 a.m.

Youth Choir
The Youth Choir will meet on Saturday 12th December at 4.00 p.m. This is in preparation for Mass on Sunday 13th at 11a.m. at which the Glenties / Ardara Brass Band will also be present. The choir practise on Sunday 13th December will be at 6.30 p.m. and not at 3.00 p.m. as originally planned. This is to facilitate the arrival of Santa in town.

Christmas Carol Singing
The Transition Year Students in St. Columba’s Comprehensive School are organising Christmas Carol Singing in the school canteen on Monday 14th December at 8.p.m. in aid of the upcoming musical ‘Les Misérables’. Admission is € 5 for adults and € 2 for children. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

The Glenties Playgroup / Afterschool wish to thank the Mid West Tractor Society for the generous cheque given to them by the Society. It was greatly appreciated. A special thank you to Gerry Doherty who maintains the Playgroup grounds throughout the year.

Scoil Mhuire Carol Service
The Annual Scoil Mhuire Carol Service ‘Simply Carols’ will take place on Thursday 17th December in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties at 6.30 p.m. It will be followed by Tea / Coffee in the Community Centre. Everyone is welcome.

SVP Christmas Collection
The Annual Christmas Church Gate Collection for the Glenties Saint Vincent de Paul Conference will take place on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December before all the Masses.

Parish Social
The Annual Parish Social which was held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday last was as usual a great success. Thanks to the organisers and everyone who helped in any way to make the evening so enjoyable.

GAA Meeting
A meeting to elect managers for the underage teams for 2010 will take place in the Club House on Thursday 10th December at 8.00 p.m. Anyone interested in becoming a manager needs to attend this meeting.


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