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Glenties Notes on November 22nd 2000

Congratulations to Eimear and Patrick O’Donnell, Mill Road, Glenties on the birth in Letterkenny Hospital on Wednesday 15th November 2000 of their third child, a brother for Ronan and Alva.

Congratulations and best wishes to Eamon Bonner who will be singing the tenor role in Haydn’s ‘Creation’ in St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Lettekenny on Sunday next 26th November at 7.30p.m. Eamon who is a music graduate from the Dublin Conservatory of Music is a son of Josie and the late James Bonner, Mill Road, Glenties.

Congratulations best wishes to John Boyle, Mullaghduff who has been appointed as Principal of the largest junior primary school in Ireland, St. Colmcille’s, Knocklyon, Templeogue, Dublin. John is a son of Breid (formerly Mc Loone, Glenties) and Owenie Boyle, Mullaghduff.

The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Sunday 12th November of Paddy Mc Elhinney, Station Road (formerly Meenahalla and Ard Patrick), Glenties. His remains were brought to his son Brian’s home Station Road on Monday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Tuesday morning. Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir C.C. Glenties celebrated Requiem Mass and Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. officiated at the graveside. Readings at Mass were by Paddy’s grandson, Danny Gallagher and granddaughter Mary Shovlin. Music was by the Mc Elhinney family, Brenda, Siobhan, Kieran, Kevin and Damien also grandchildren of the deceased. Paddy was ninety-one years of age and lost his wife, Winnie fifty-six years ago when she was only thirty-two. His brother, Ned also predeceased him. He is survived by three sons Brian, Station Road, Glenties, Jack, U.S. A. Eddie, Australia, two daughters, Josie Gallagher and Mae Mc Elhinney, Meenlacharry, Ardara, grandchildren, son-in-law, daughters-in-law and other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Aerobics Classes are being held in the Highlands Hotel on Tuesday and Thursday nights; Tuesday from 8.30p.m. to 9.30p.m., Thursday from 9.30p.m. to 10.30p.m.

Lord Mayor, Thomas Mc Dyer, will switch on the Christmas Lights on Friday 1st December at 8.00p.m.. Let’s hope the weather will be more favourable this year. Santa will be in town as well on the night and may pay a visit to the Senior Citizens Party, which is in the Highlands Hotel.

Applications are invited for a position in St. Connell’s Museum, Glenties from applicants who are eligible to participate under the Community Employment Scheme. Those interested please telephone 51766.


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