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Glenties Notes on May 17th 2000

The Youth Club members collected a total of 32 bags of rubbish around the approch roads of the town last Sunday evening. Many thanks to the parents and other adults who came out to help. A word of thanks also to Sean Molloy who arranged the disposal of the rubbish. Your support to the church gate collection last weekend was very much appreciated. The proceeds go towards the cost of transport for youth club activities.

Congratulations to the Glen Tug-o-War team who came second in an Ulster Competition held in Killybegs last Sunday evening.

Michael Fitzgerald who recently ran in the North West 10 Kilometre race raised £220 for the’Friends of Letterkenny Hospital’.Michael wishes to thank all who supported him in this worthwhile event.

Next Sunday the 21st May, the G.A.A. in consultation with the bishops of Ireland, have left the day free of any match/league fixtures in order that part of the day be put aside as a day of local pilgrimage in Ireland to mark the Jubilee year and the ancient traditions of our Celtic heritage. In the Diocese of Raphoe, each parish is encouraged to have a pilgrimage to a holy place i.e. a Mass Rock, Holy well etc. Here, in the parish of Iniskeel, there will be a short pilgrimage led by the choir and walking enthusiats to the well of St. Rioghan, which is situated near the old monastic site of Kilraine(Cill Rioghan) near the old graveyard. There are a lot of folklore-cures and stories associated with St. Rioghan and her well, which is in the process of being renovated for our pilgrimage to it on Sunday 21st May. Our fore-parents before us often went on pilgrimage to this place and we will be remembering them at this holy place this Sunday. The Pilgrimage will begin at 3.00pm (weather permitting).

The death took place recently of Nancy Boyle, Annagry. The people around Glenties will remember her better as Monsignor Dan McDyre’s housekeeper. She spent nearly fourty years working for Fr. Dan. She is survived by her two sisters, Grace,(who taught in the Comprehensive School for a number of years), and her sister Mary, her brothers, Francie, James and John to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

The death took place in the General Hospital,Letterkenny on the 26th April of Cormac Quinn, Mill Road, Glenties. His remains came home where he was waked, and the following evening were removed to St Connell’s Church, Glenties. Following Requiem Mass the next morning he was buried in the local Cemetery. He had run a very successful business at his home place up until the time he got sick in 1986. He was predeceased by his brothers, Neil, John, Joe, Hugh, and his sister Bridget McHugh.He is survived by his wife Annie, his brother Frank,and all his relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.


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