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Glenties on November 11th 2003

The death took place in Dungloe Hospital on Wednesday 5th November 2003, of Maggie O’Donnell, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties. Her remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday evening where Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. Glenties received them. Fr. Prendergast also celebrated Requiem Mass on Friday morning. Readings were by Ann Edel Ward and Bried Mc Gill, relatives of Maggie. Music was by Sr. Immaculata on the organ. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Sincere sympathy is extended to her cousins, Rose Mc Gill, Glen Road, Ownie O’ Donnell, Aughla, Nancy Mc Grath, Meenahalla and Maggie Keeney, Tullyhoniver and all her relatives and friends. Her only sister, Annie Carr, Tullymore, Ardara predeceased her some years ago. Originally from Mully, Glenties, Maggie and her sister Annie with their parents moved to Mill Road, Glenties. Maggie remained on Mill Road until she got her new home in Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent. She has been in Hospital for a number of years. Her working life was spent in Mc Devitt’s Knitwear Factory, Glenties.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Donal Gallagher, Narin Road, Glenties, on the death of his brother, Thomas, which took place in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar on Thursday 6th November 2003. Sympathy also to his brother Francie Gallagher, Stranorlar, with whom Tommie resided after leaving Ard MacGill, Glenties, and to all his relatives and friends. Burial took place in Stranorlar. Tommie was originally from Doobin, Glenties.

Congratulations to Brenda Doherty, who graduated recently with a B. Ed. Degree in Education from St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra and is presently teaching in Glenswilly National School. Brenda is a daughter of Patrick Gerard and Anne Doherty, Mill Road, Glenties.

Congratulations to Julie Mc Cormack, who graduated recently from the Institute of Technology, Sligo, with a B. A. Degree in Applied Social Studies in Social Care. Julie is a daughter of Tony and Ursula (nee Keeney), Mc Cormack, Kilraine, Glenties.

Congratulations to Daniel Furey, who graduated recently from the Institute of Technology, Sligo, with a National Diploma in Business Studies in Recreation & Leisure. Daniel is a son of Patsy and Bried Furey, Ard Patrick, Glenties.

Congratulations to Fionnuala Boyle, who graduated recently from the Institute of Technology, Sligo with a National Diploma in Health Science & Physiology. Fionnuala is a daughter of Pat and Barbara Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties. Daniel and Fionnuala are studying for their degrees. The four graduates are all past pupils of St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties.

Congratulations to Christine and Liam Frize, Boston on the birth of their first child, a baby boy. Christine is a daughter of Cormac and Eileen (nee Sweeney) Gallagher, Main Street, Glenties.

Congratulations to Mary and Richard Pereton, Derries on the birth recently of their second child, a baby sister for Joshua. Mary is a daughter of Charlie and Anne Browne, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Glenties.

Congratulations to Olivia Hegarty and Eamon Oates who got engaged recently. Olivia is a daughter of Christy and Una Hegarty, Mullantyboyle, Glenties. Eamon is from Sligo.

Charlie Shovlin from Kilraine, Glenties has been teaching Tai Chi for many years. He is one of the founding pioneers of Tai Chi in Ireland and is one of the first Irishmen to publish a book on the subject. He has also produced a teaching video, which is currently on sale at selected outlets around the country. Charlie now teaches this gentle art for both recreational and therapeutic use all over Co. Donegal. He is a renowned healer and people travel from all ever the county and beyond, to his Castle Healing Centre in Kilraine. The author has made every effort to describe the exercises in as simple a way as possible, with the help of photographs and diagrams, and explains the health benefits that go with each posture. A novice would find the video “Tai Chi for Everyone” a useful accompaniment to the book.


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