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Glenties Notes on October 31st 2002

The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital, on Sunday 20th October 2002 of James Gallagher, Glen Road, Glenties. His remains were brought home on Monday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Wednesday. Fr. Patrick Prendergast, P.P. Glenties, celebrated Requiem Mass. He was assisted by Fr. Hugh Hanlon, a cousin of deceased’s wife, Mary, Fr. Philip Daly, Kilclooney, Fr. Denis Quinn, Falcarragh, Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir, Glenties and Fr. Adrian Gavigan, Donegal. Readings were by James’ daughter Maria and son Carl. Daughters-in-law, Carmel, Fionnuala, Breid and Sandra and granddaughter Emma Herron read Prayers of the Faithful. Grandchildren, Michael and Kevin Herron, Molly, Mark and Jamie Gallagher, Priscella and Mathew Mullen brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by Pat and John F. O’Donnell, Siobhan Ward and Denise Boyle. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. James is survived by his wife, Mary, daughters, Carmel, Catriona and Maria, sons, Seamus, Michael, Sean and Carl, sister, Elizabeth, twenty two grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Two brothers, Packie and Danny and one sister, Bridget, predeceased him.

Sincere sympathy is extended to John Joe Melly, Main St. Glenties on the death in Glasgow last week, of his sister, Mary Ellen Duffy, formerly of Lettermacaward.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Olive Mc Kelvey, Station Road, Glenties, on the death of her aunt, Nora Connaghan, Doorin, Mountcharles, which took place on Sunday 27th October 2002.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Frank O’ Donnell, Ardconnell, Glenties and Glasgow, who were married in Glenties on Saturday last.

Congratulations to Mary Rose Campbell, Silverhill, Glenties and Brian O’Dea from Co. Clare, who were married in Edeninfagh on Saturday last.

Congratulations to Sharon Sweeney, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties and John Lynch, Ard Mc Gill who were married on Friday last.

Congratulations to Dorothy Duffy, one of the named stars of the prize winning new Irish film, ‘The Magdalene Sisters’, showing this week in cinemas in Letterkenny, Lifford and Bundoran. Dorothy lived for a number of years with her parents, Sean and Rita (nee Gallagher, Ardara) Duffy in Lugnagillew in the Glen of Glenties before they moved to Douglas Bridge, Co. Tyrone and is a niece of James Gallagher, Ard Patrick and Rosaleen Mc Elhinney, Station Road, Glenties.

Best wishes to Michael Fitzgerald, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties who is heading for the States to take part in the New York Marathon on Sunday 3rd November in aid of Donegal Hospice. This will be Michael’s twenty second marathon but the first time to run in New York.

Anne Maguire Gallagher, formerly of Mullantyboyle, Glenties, will be celebrating her 90th birthday on November 2nd at the Doubletree Hotel in Plymouth Meeting (near Philadelphia), Pennsylvania. Over 90 guests are expected. Her 7 children, 15 grandchildren, and some of her 15 great grandchildren, with 2 more on the way, will attend. She is in great health and will dance the night away. Anne is the daughter of Barney and Cassie Maguire (nee Gallagher). She went to America with her family in 1929. Her husband, Daniel Philip Gallagher, (a Philome) was also from the Glenties area. He had lived in Carabet and Lough Crillan. Dan emigrated in 1926 and met Anne in Philadelphia. They were married in 1937. He died on Christmas night in 1988.


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