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Glenties Notes on September 25th 2003

The first weekend in October is the Fiddler’s Weekend in Glenties. Musicians of all kinds will be converging on the town. There will be plenty of ‘ceol caint agus craic’ from Friday to Sunday and if you are a fan of traditional music Glenties is the place to be that weekend.

The Ardara Business Association welcomes everyone with an interest in Irish traditional music and dancing to a special weekend in the town in October. There will be all kinds of dancing, Céilí, Barn, Old Time, Ballroom and Sets. It is advised that all visitors book accommodation in advance, but those who haven’t will be assisted at the Nesbitt Arms Hotel. An ‘all in ticket’ may be purchased at the Hotel reception for 25 Euro. This allows the guest to attend all events or rotate between events for the weekend. Admission is 5 Euro for a single event. The Festival is being held on Friday 10th Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October. For more information contact Marie at 074-9541103, Steve at 087- 2424590 or Anthony at 087- 2206557.

Congratulations to Danielle Mc Geehan, who was selected as the Harvest Queen 2003 at the Festival Dance in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties. Originally from Manchester but living in Glenties for over a year she was representing ‘Roddy’s Bar’. Her grandparents Paddy and Mamie Mc Geehan live in Derries, Glenties.

Congratulations and best wishes to Catherine Clancy, a native of Glenties who was recently appointed to the rank of Assistant Commissioner in the Garda Siochana. She is the first woman to hold this rank and she was also the first woman to hold the rank of Chief Superintendent.

Congratulations to the local minor team who won the County semi-final on Sunday in Ballybofey and best wishes for the Final when they meet Buncrana.

Congratulations to Aoife Mc Donnell, who played for the Donegal Ladies team who beat Sligo in the All Ireland Junior Semi-final recently. Aoife is a daughter of Frank and Teresa (nee Gallagher) Mc Donnell, Drimnasillagh, Glenties.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Louis Walsh, Ballybofey and formerly of Glenties, who died on Wednesday 17th September ’03 and was buried in Glenties on Friday.


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