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Glenties Notes on December 21st 2001

A cheque for £600 for Dungloe Patients Comfort Fund was presented to Nurse Teresa Mc Nelis at a Bridge function in the Highlands Hotel recently. The playing of the ‘Sarah and Margaret Rose Bowl Bridge Competition’ raised the money. The proud winners were Charlie Whyte and Jimmy Gallagher.

The musical, which was on last week in St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, was up to the usual standard of excellence, which we have come to expect from the school. They played to packed houses every night. It is wonderful to see the amount of talent we have in our midst. Great credit must go to the producer and the musical director and to all the behind the scenes workers who made this show such a success.

Santa came to the Highlands Hotel, Glenties last Sunday on a Fire Engine instead of his sleigh, for the annual Children’s Christmas Party. There was a big crowd of children there to greet him. Before he arrived the Drimnacrosh carol singers got everyone into the Christmas spirit with their beautiful singing. It was a lovely day and needless to say the children enjoyed themselves. The Drimnacrosh carol singers will be singing again at the weekend after Mass on Saturday and Sunday. They are fund-raising for the Drimnacrosh School.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Sadie Ward, Dr. Mc Closkey, Crescent, Glenties, on the death recently in Glasgow, of her aunt, Mary Margaret Reilly, (formerly Campbell, Cloghercullion, Doohary).

Sincere sympathy is extended to Owen Ward, Mully Glenties on the death of his sister Mary Marley, Brockagh, which took place last week.

Prizewinners in the first month of the draw on 14th December were as follows: First Prize: Nissan Micra — Cork Mental Health. Second and Third prize: Teak garden furniture — Maire Kelly, Laois and St. Aongus Post Primary School, Laois. Mirrored Clocks: Neil Rodgers, Rosbeg, Niall Bourke and Dominick Deeney and Nugent family, Armagh. Framed Mirrors: Frank Doohan, Rosbeg, Margaret + 5 c/o Abbots, Donegal Town, Packie Mc Ginley, Ardara. Dylan Gallagher, Doohill and Phil Mc Grenaghan, Tempo. Framed Pictures: Carmel Fitzgerald, Glenties, Martin Convery c/o Portobello, Dublin, Christopher Collum, Ardara, James O’ Donnell, Portobello, Dublin, Inan Morgan, Portnoo, Michael Boyle, Sandfield / Aberdeen, and Dermot Hegarty, Glenties. £100: Geraldine Hegarty, Lake House, Clooney and £50 Sheena Connolly, Galway / Narin. A full list of all national prizewinners is available at the Dolmen Centre and is published in the Irish Independent on the Wednesday following the draw date. The next draw takes place on 11th January and ticket sellers will collect the 2nd £10 or 12.70 Euro in the first week of January. Anyone who wishes to pay earlier can contact Tim Cranley at 51293 or any of the ticket sellers.


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