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Glenties Notes on September 13th 2001

Congratulations to June Conefry, Mill Road, Glenties and Hugo Gilroy, Letterkenny who were married in Glenties on Saturday 1st September.

Congratulations to Sean Doherty, son of John and Nellie, Ard Mc Gill, Glenties and his bride who were married in New York on Friday 31st August.

Congratulations to Jack and Nora O’Donnell, Ard Patrick, Glenties who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last week.

Congratulations to Deirdre Bonner, Ard Patrick, Glenties and Kevin Kelly, Roscommon who got engaged recently in Hawaii.

Congratulations to Aileen Boyle, Highlands Hotel, Deirdre Mc Gill, Tullyard Road, Ronan O’Donnell, Mill Road, Shane and Gerard Molloy, Drimnacrosh, Edel and Donna Kennedy, Meenanall, who recently were successful in Speech & Drama in the New Era Academy of London examinations.

Congratulations to Michelle Delaney, representing ‘Keeney Bar’ who was selected at a dance in the Highlands Hotel on Sunday night, as Harvest Fair Festival Queen 2001.

There was a good crowd about town over the weekend for the Festival especially on Sunday for the Float and Band Parade and other events, which were taking place. The weather was favourable.

John Quinn and Caroline Kelly were married in St. Eugene’s Chapel, Moneyneena, Draperstown, on Thursday 9th August 2001. John is a son of Cormac and Sadie Quinn, Mully, Glenties and Caroline is a daughter of Winnie and the late Jim Kelly, Moneyneena, Draperstown. The bride was given away by her mother and was attended by her sisters, Mary Conway and Rosaleen Hughes. Hughie Quinn, brother of the groom was bestman and a cousin, Frankie Devine was groomsman. Aisling Conway, niece of the bride and Conor Quinn, nephew of the groom were flowergirl and pageboy. Readings were by Bernadette Bonner, sister of the groom and Mary Conway, sister of the bride. The bride’s aunt, Rosaleen Murray read prayers of the Faithful. The Gifts were brought to the Altar by the groom’s nephew and sister, James Gallagher and Marion Carr and Michael Kelly and Ryan Conway, brother and nephew of the bride. The reception was held in Kee’s Hotel, Stranorlar and the honeymoon was spent touring.


The death took place on Monday 3rd September 2001 in hospital in Dublin of Kathleen Ward, Station Road, Glenties. Her remains were brought to her home on Tuesday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Wednesday morning. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. Glenties assisted by Fr. Patsy Mc Dermott, a cousin of Kathleen’s celebrated Requiem Mass. Burial took place in the New Cemetery. Kathleen is survived by her husband, John P., daughters, Rosemary, Nuala, Shauna and Catriona, sons, Tomás and John E., sisters, Bridie Mooney, Killybegs, Rosabel Collins, Dublin and Philomena Porter, Mountcharles, sons-in-law, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Kathleen taught in Kilkenny School, Glenties for twenty-five years and for a number of years in Scoil Mhuire. Children from Kilkenny School formed a Guard of Honour at the Fire Station and children from Scoil Mhuire formed a Guard of Honour outside their school.

John Connaghan, son of Mary B. Connaghan, Mill Road, Glenties and nephew of Maggie Boyle, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, died suddenly in Essex, England on Friday 24th August ’01.

Conal Hegarty, Teelin, nephew of Teresa O’Donnell, (nee Boyle) Derries was tragically drowned when he fell overboard from a fishing boat off the Mayo coast a few weeks ago.

Annie Doherty, Kilmacrennan, mother of Mary Gallagher, (wife of Patsy) Tullynaglaggin, Glenties died recently in Letterkenny Hospital.

Tadgh O’Donavan, Ballickmoyler, Co. Carlow, nephew of Mary Craig, Buncrobug, Glenties died recently in Port Laoise hospital.


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