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Glenties Notes on 18th June 2007

The Car Wash, which was postponed on Saturday 9th June, in aid of The Children’s Play Area in Glenties, will now take place on Saturday 23rd June at Lower Main Street, Glenties from 10.00a.m.  Your continued support for this much needed facility for our community is very much appreciated.


Congratulations to Dermot Campbell, who recently was the recipient of the Nortel Prize for Electronic Engineering at NUI Galway.  Dermot, a second year PhD student at the University is a son of Con and Kathleen Campbell, Lacklea, Glenties. 


Congratulations to Aisling Corcoran, who has been chosen as the 2007 ‘Gaeltacht Mary’ for this year’s ‘Mary from Dungloe Festival’.  Aisling is the daughter of Gerry and Bridget Corcoran, Meenahalla, Glenties.


Congratulations to Derek Brennan who graduated recently from John Jay College, New York at a passing out ceremony in MadisonSquareGarden, to become a member of the New York Police Department.  Derek is a son of Breege and the late Con Brennan, Shallogans.


Congratulations to Maire Mc Loone, who has been named British Female Inventor of the Year at the British Female Inventors and Innovators (BFIIN) awards ceremony held in the Café Royal in London.  Dr. Mc Loone, a Lecturer and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow at Queen’s Electronics, Communications and Information Technology Institute (ECIT), received this very prestigious award after inventing a security device, which protects the public from cyber criminals, such as hackers, and also helps identify thieves.  The award is the latest success this year for Dr. Mc Loone.  In January she was announced the winner of the national WES (Women’s Engineering Society) award.  She has previously won the Science, Engineering and Technology Student of the Year 1999 and the Vodafone award for her research, at the Young Engineer for Britain Awards.  Maire is a daughter of John and Kathleen Mc Loone, Cornagrillagh, Glenties.


Congratulations to Patricia Earley, Mullinard, Glenties and Brendan Kennedy. Dunkineely, who were married in Glenties on Saturday last.


On Saturday 9th June 2007 Emma Mc Hugh and Paul Quinn were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.  Fr. Pat Prendergast P.P. Glenties officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass.  Emma is a daughter of James and Margaret Mc Hugh, Drimnacrosh, Glenties and Paul is a son of Gerard and Eileen Quinn, Manorcunningham.  Her father gave the bride away and her friends, Kelly Culbertfon and Sarah Carroll and her sisters, Karen Mc Hugh and Collette Carbery attended her.  Sean Quinn, brother of the groom was bestman.  Another brother, Gavin Quinn and cousins Martin and Mark Mc Grotty were groomsmen.  Niece of the bride, Rachel Mc Hugh and Saoirse Carroll, friend, were flowergirls.  James Carbery, nephew of the bride and Jordan Boyle, cousin of the groom were pageboys.  Readings were by Declan Mc Hugh, brother of the bride and Donna Marie Mc Grotty, cousin of the groom.  Rosemary, Pauline and Edel Kennedy, Gerard Quinn and Paul Mc Hugh read Prayers of the Faithful.  The mothers of the bride and groom brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Singing was by Cliona Heena, accompanied by Nessa Molloy on the organ.  The reception was held in The Raddison Hotel, Letterkenny and the honeymoon was spent in Mexico.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the sisters and brothers and all the relatives and friends of Gemma Mc Loone, (formerly Mill Road, Glenties), who died in Liverpool last week.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family of Tony Darcy, Clontarf, Dublin who died at his home in the early hours of Wednesday 12th June 2007; also to all the relatives and friends.  Tony’s wife, Christine, is a daughter of Sadie and the late Danny Sweeney, Glenties.


The annual Church Gate Collection for Care of the Aged will be taken up, by the Care of the Aged Committee, before all the Masses next weekend ~ Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June.

The Church Gate Collection for Multiple Sclerosis ~ Donegal Branch amounted to 805.00 Euro.  Thank you to everyone who made a donation.


The 11a.m. Mass on Sunday 24th June will be celebrated as the Family Mass.


Mass will be celebrated in the New Graveyard, Glenties on Sunday 22nd July at 3.00p.m.

Mass will be celebrated in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Sunday 12th August at 3.00p.m.


An application has been made to Donegal County Council for a playground for Glenties under the Playground Programme 2007 – 2010.  We are hoping that our Council representatives in the Glenties Electoral Area will look favourably on our application.  It is vital that we are included in this programme as the next application would not be until 2011.  As a community we must make every effort to lobby our representatives in the Council for this most essential need in our town.  The successful applicants will be informed on 31st July 2007.


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