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Glenties Notes on March 3rd 2005

Congratulations to Clodagh Duggan, Mullantyboyle, Glenties who was among the winners of the Donegal County Council / Rehab ‘People of the Year ‘ Awards for 2004. Clodagh is the only lady to be honoured this year and was nominated by a large number of groups and bodies within the community of Glenties for her dedication to the young people of Glenties, Ardara and the surrounding areas. With the help of some friends and neighbours she founded to Cormorants Swimming Club over 20 years ago and it is thanks to her that many of our young people have learned to swim. She is still the main mover and organiser in the Club to this day. She organises buses to take them to the nearest Swimming Pool in Letterkenny and also organises the teachers, the tests, the medals the finances and the annual gala. She is also involved with the formation of the Life Saving Courses at Narin Beach every year. Many parents in Glenties would agree that Clodagh is a very worthy recipient of this award.

The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital in the early hours of Friday 25th February 2005 of Canon Leo Moore, Narin, Portnoo. His remains were brought to St. Conal’s Church, Kilclooney later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday evening where Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. and Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir C.C. received them. Requiem Mass was concelebrated on Monday at 12 noon and burial took place afterwards in Kilclooney graveyard. Fr. Moore served in this Parish from1974 –1981 and from 1989 – 1997 when he retired to his native Narin. Sincere sympathy is extended to his brother Packie, sister-in-law Molly and family, his housekeeper Mary Gallagher and to all his relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Ann Furey, Ard Mc Gill, on the death of her aunt, Ann Breslin, Glengesh, Ardara, which took place last week.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Breda Lalor, Glen Road, Glenties on the death recently of her mother Eleanor Canning, Mohill.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Alice Brennan, Stranaglough, Glenties, on the death of her father, John Mulligan, Mohill, which took place recently.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Eileen Mc Cahill, Derries, Glenties, on the death recently of her sister Frances Gardener, which took place recently in England.

Ard Patrick Golden Jubilee Committee is holding a Pub Quiz in Molloy’s Bar on Friday 4th March at 9.00p.m. to raise funds for its 50 year celebrations, which takes place on the estate on the Bank Holiday weekend 3rd 4th 5th June. Teams of four. Cash Prizes. Please support the Quiz.

A Retirement Dance for Mr. Arthur Fleury, Veterinary Surgeon will be held in the Central Bar, Ardara next Saturday 5th March. Music is by Frank Mc Gee and dancing is from 11.00p.m. until 1.00a.m.

“The Fashion Event of 2005” is taking place in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny (tel. 9124369) on Thursday 3rd March in aid of Donegal Gifted Children’s Organisation, which was established to provide for children of high academic ability from 8 years old. For further information on the DGCO ring Kathleen Carr at 086 8402197.

A Concert with Arty Mc Glynn & Nollag Casey is being held in Ionad Teampall Chróine, Dungloe on Thursday 3rd March at 8.00p.m. For advance booking call to office or ring 9522198 / 9522124.

Children interested in taking recorder lessons please contact Crona Regan at 086 4021079.


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