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Glenties Notes on 9th July 2007

On Saturday 30th June 2007 Donna Mc Grory and Marcel Dill were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.  Donna is a daughter of Eamon and Yvonne Mc Grory, Kilraine and Marcel is a son of Stanley and Marion Dill, Manorcunningham.  Fr. Pat Prendergast officiated.  The bride was given away by her father and she was attended by her sister Jane Kelly and the groom’s sister, Georgina Mc Crudden.  Jarlaith Tourish, friend of the groom was bestman.  Charlie Russell, uncle of the groom was groomsman.  The groom’s niece, Kirstie Mc Crudden, was a flowergirl.  Readings was by Michael Mc Crudden and Sharon Mc Glynn.  Sarah Diver, Nicola Roache, Hetty Mc Dyer and Sandra Wright read Prayers of the Faithful.  Singing was by Roisin O’Callaghan, accompanied by Tony O’Callaghan.  The reception was held in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny and the honeymoon is being spent in Boston and Florida.

Congratulations to Jane and Noel Kelly, Carrick na Mart on the birth recently of their twin daughters, Rianna and Alyssa.  Jane is a daughter of Eamon and Yvonne Mc Grory, Kilraine.

The death took place in LetterkennyHospital, on Sunday 1st July 2007 of Frank Quinn, Mill Road and formerly of Maas, Glenties.  His remains were brought home on Sunday evening and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday morning.  Requiem Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Paul Gallagher C.C. Glenties and Fr. Denis Quinn P.P. Falcarragh at 11.00a.m.  Readings were by Frank’s grandsons, Jamie and Ciaran Mc Hugh.  His daughter, Carmel Mc Hugh and granddaughter Majella Quinn read Prayers of the Faithful.  The Gifts were brought to the Altar by grandchildren, Martina and Patricia Quinn and Daniel and Joseph Mc Hugh.  Music was by Sr. Immaculata on the organ.  Burial took place in the New Graveyard.  Frank is survived by his wife, Margaret, daughter, Carmel, sons, Aidan and Francis, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.  He was the last surviving member of the family of Paddy and Susan Quinn, Upper Maas.  His brothers, Neil, Cormac, Joe, John and

Hugh and sister, Bridget predeceased him.

The recent Donegal Hospice Church Gate Collection taken up in Glenties amounted to 1,208.15 Euro.  The amount taken up in Edeninfagh amounted to 163.52 Euro.  Thank you to all who donated so generously.

A Disco will be held in the AfterschoolBuilding on Thursday 12th July from 7.30 ~ 9.30p.m.  Open to all in the age group 9 ~ 13 yrs.  Admission is 5 Euro.

A Car Boot Sale will take place in the Chapel Car Park on Saturday 14th July from 2 p.m. ~ 5 p.m.  Do you have an attic or garage full of Bric ~ a ~ Brac, Toys, Furniture etc.  Why not have a ‘clear out’ and make some money for yourself at the same time?  15 Euro per pitch in aid of the Playschool and Afterschool.  All welcome.

The annual Irish Water Safety swim week at Narin Strand runs from Monday 30th July until Saturday 4th August.  Beginners of all ages catered for.  Basic Life Support and CPR instruction for the advanced classes.  Any queries please phone Clodagh Duggan.  Swim lessons begin at the beach on Monday 30th July at 11.00a.m.

The 27th Annual MacGill Summer School will be officially opened by Mr. Enda Kenny TD Leader of Fine Gael on Sunday 15th July at 8.30p.m.  The Theme this year is “The Priorities for Government for the next Five Years”.  A short recital by Donegal Camerata String Quartet will follow and afterwards the 7th Annual John Hume Lecture will be delivered by Fr. Alec Reid C.Ss.R and The Revd. Harold Good OBE.  A Reception, courtesy of EU Commission Office in Dublin will follow that.  Previous to the Official opening, Frank Galligan will present the Poetry Awards at 4.30p.m. and at 6 p.m. the Opening of an Exhibition of Paintings by Johnny Boyle.  Many high profile speakers will be in attendance during the week for the lectures and debates.  All events will take place in the Highlands Hotel.  The Summer School Office is on Main Street opposite the Hotel.   Bookings may also be made at 074 9551103.


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