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Glenties Notes on 14th May 2007

Congratulations to the boys and girls from Scoil Mhuire, St. Riaghan’s NationalSchool, Drimnacrosh and KilkennyNationalSchool who received their First Holy Communion in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 5th May 2007.  They were ~ Scoil Mhuire– Olive Agnew, Ryan Boyle, Tony Byrne, Danielle Boyle, Paul Molloy, Carlos Mullen, Caoimhe Molloy, Daniel Mc Loone, Deirbhile Ward, Charlie Mc Donnell, Logan Quinn, Ryan Craig, Jack Flannery, Paul Mc Guinness, Amy Mc Grath, Tamara Roarty, Dylan Lynch, Eoghan Mc Gettigan and Caitlin Kingham.  KilkennyNS – Martin Mc Dyer and David Moore.  St. Riaghan’s NS – Evana Byrne, Kirsty Mc Dyer, Kieran Gallagher, Leon Shovlin, Manus Mc Dyer, Clare Mc Geehan and Jamie Toland.  Congratulations also to the three children from Edeninfagh NS who received their First Holy Communion in The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Sunday 6th May 2007 ~ Stella Greene, Jonathan Campbell and Ryan Hunter.


On Saturday 5th May 2007 Kathleen Gallagher and Declan Alcorn were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.  Fr. Pat Prendergast officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass.  Kathleen is a daughter of Phil and Nora Gallagher, Buncrubog, Glenties and Declan is a son of John and May Alcorn, Milford.  Her father gave the bride away and her sisters, Carol and Breeda Gallagher were her bridesmaids.  Damien Alcorn, brother of the groom was bestman and brother of the bride, Philip Gallagher was groomsman.  Ruth and Cathal Byrne, niece and nephew of the bride were flowergirl and pageboy.  Readings were by Laura Gallagher, niece of the bride and Mathew Alcorn, cousin of the groom.  Paul Quinn, Jason Gallagher and Seamus Mc Devitt, nephews of the bride read Prayers of the Faithful.  Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by Amanda Mc Guigan, Siobhan Browne, Ann Quinn and John F. O’Donnell.  Sinead Mc Devitt, niece of the bride presented a horseshoe to the bride after the signing of the register.  Conor Quinn and Michael Mc Devitt, nephews of the bride were the Altar Servers.  The reception was held in the Blue Haven and the honeymoon is being spent in Miami.


Congratulations to Nabla Mc Loone, Cornagrilla, Glenties and John Mc Auley who were married in The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Saturday last.


The death took place in London on Friday 4th May 2007 of Peter Brennan, husband of May Hegarty, Main St. Glenties.  His remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday 11th May.  Fr. Paul Gallagher C.C. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12 noon.  Music and singing was by John F. O’Donnell, Ann Bonner and Christine Mc Cool.  Burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard.  Peter was a native of Dublin but spent most of his life in England.  He and May came back to Glenties for a number of years to look after May’s parents, James and Cissie before they died, and later returned to London.  Peter is survived by his wife May, brother, Bernard and sister, Ann, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.


A Fiddle & Dance Workshop with the Campbells, Connie Mc Kelvey and Ann Connaghan will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties next Saturday 19th May.  Fiddle Class ~ 10a.m.  Dance Workshop ~ 2p.m.  Classes – 10 Euro. 


An Old Time Dance will be held in Edeninfagh Hall on Saturday evening 19th May at 9p.m.  Music is by ‘The Campbells’ and Friends.  Admission is 5 Euro and refreshments will be served. These events are hosted by Cairdeas na bhFidiléiri.  Enquiries to Rab Cherry – 086 3409019.


Many thanks to all those who contributed so generously to the collection for the Kenya Schools Project held at the Grotto and elsewhere in the town on Saturday 5th May.  A very good sum was raised to contribute to the work of the overcrowded MaweniPrimary School in the slums of Mombasa, and to sending a local volunteer to work there this summer.  Thank you again.


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