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Glenties Notes on May 24th 2002

The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Thursday 16th May 2002 of Mary Byrne, daughter of the late Sonny and Peggy Byrne, Buncrubog, Glenties. Her remains were brought to her home on Friday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday morning. Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir C.C. celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by Mary’s niece, Angela and her sister Bernadette. Burial took place in the New Cemetery. Mary is survived by her twin brother, Seamus, The Rock, Glenties sister, Bernadette, Buncrubog, Cathal, Donegal and Joe in Australia, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

A young man, nineteen year old Peter Gallagher, Churchill, was killed in a car accident in the early hours of Sunday morning just outside Glenties on the Station Road. Sincere sympathy to his family.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Annie Quinn, Fintown on the death recently in Dungloe Hospital of her brother, Paddy Joe Gallagher. His remains were brought home to Fintown on Friday and burial took place after Requiem Mass on Saturday.

Congratulations to Clare and Gerard O’Donnell, Tullyard Road, Glenties on the birth on Thursday 16th May ‘02 in Letterkenny Hospital, of their second child, a little sister for Niamh.

Congratulations to Nessa and Brian Cannon, Letterkenny, (formerly Nighthawks, Glenties) on the birth on Friday 17th May ’02 of their second child, a baby brother for Áine. The babies are cousins.

Congratulations to Mario O Mannering, Mairead Ní Thiomanaí, and Máire Nic Monagail who received their First Holy Communion in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Sunday 12th May 2002 and thanks to their teacher, Miss Cunningham.

Sandfield Pitch & Putt course will open again on Friday May 31st after being closed for two years. It will now have a Glenties connection. Anne Finn, formerly O’Donnell and her husband Tom, a Galway man, are returning from England to re-open, what should be a great local amenity for budding Tiger Woods! Anne is a daughter of John and Aggie O’ Donnell. Ard Patrick, Glenties.


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