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Glenties Notes on June 28th 2000

The traditional Corpus Christi Procession took place after 11a.m. Mass last Sunday 25th June2000. The Blessed Sacrament was carried by Deacon Adrian Gavigan, (who is to be ordained to the priesthood next Sunday) to the Grotto and by Fr. Joseph Briody on the return journey to the church. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. Glenties recited the Rosary with a hymn by the choir between each decade. Since it’s inception well over fifty years ago this was the first time that the Procession in Glenties was held on a Sunday and the first time that the Strabane Silver Band, which has been a feature of the Procession for all that time, has been unable to attend. It was also the first time that an umbrellino was used instead of the canopy.

The Little Angels Association for the mentally handicapped annual church gate collection takes place this weekend 1st and 2nd July. This is a very worthy cause and your help would be greatly appreciated.

Congratulations to Anne Browne, Knockletragh, Connell Herron, Edeninfagh and Aidan Sweeney, Lochmuck, who recently received Diospóireacht Awards from Gairm Scoil Chú Uladh, Ballinamore, and to Teresa Campbell, Tangavane and Connell Herron, Edeninfagh, who also received special awards from Gairm Scoil Chú Uladh.

Annie Kennedy, formerly of Meenavale and Edeninfagh, Glenties died recently at the home of her niece, Mamie Byrne, Cappry, Ballybofey. She is survived by two sisters, Winnie Mc Mahon, Glenfin, Sr. Colmcille, Belfast and one brother, Arthur Kennedy, Belfast. Two sisters, Bridget and Mary and one brother, Neil predeceased her. Sincere sympathy is extended to all her relatives and friends.

Denis Mc Hugh, Ardconnell, Glenties died in Dungloe Hospital on Friday 2nd June 2000. His remains were brought to his home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church. Glenties on Sunday. Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir C.C. Glenties, celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by granddaughters, Glenda Kane and Diane Callaghan and music was by St. Connell’s Church choir. Burial took place in the New Cemetery. Denis is survived by one son, John, London, daughters, Bridie Melly, Drimlaughdrid, Marina Callaghan, Fintra, Anne Kane, Mountcharles, Pauline Gallagher, Mullantyboyle, Glenties, sisters, Annie Mc Hugh, Stranaglough, Nellie Mc Hugh, Ardconnell, Glenties, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great granddaughter, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His wife, Mary predeceased Denis twenty-one years ago and his brother, Paddy died in New Zealand in 1998.

Congratulations to the following couples who got married recently; Evelyn Quinn, Edeninfagh and Alan Murchin, Killybegs; Mary Molloy, Lacklea and Bartley Doran, Lettermacaward; Rosemary Trearty, Lettermacaward, (formerly Gortnasillagh, Glenties) and Brendan Bonner, Dungloe; Colette Maguire, Glen Road, Glenties and David Devine, London; and to Garda Liam Corbett, Glenties and Rosaleen Mc Carron, Redcastle who were married last weekend.

Mass will be celebrated in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Sunday 13th August at 3.00p.m.

Cumann Traenach na Gaeltachta Láir invite applications from third level students to work at the ‘Mhuc Dhubh’ Historic Railway in Fintown. Employment is based on 200 hours work for £600.00. For further details ring 075-46280.

Congratulations to the Glen Tug-O-War teams who came 1st in the 640 kilo Novice and 1st in the 680 kilo Senior competitions in Cavan last Sunday.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of John O’Donnell, formerly of Drimconcoosh, Glenties, who died recently in Scotland.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family of Phil Cassidy, Ballybofey who died recently. Phil was a chemist in Glenties for a number of years and he and his family lived on the Glen Road.


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