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News on August 23rd 2001

Literary Award Winners at the 2001 Patrick MacGill Summer School were

Primary School Section

Junior Infants

Only one entry My Brother by-Mary Dillon, Meenagowan N.S., Lettermacaward

Senior Infants

1st Prize – McCready’s Cafe by Jamie McCready, Meenagowan N.S.
2nd Prize – My Toys by Amara Bonner, Meenagowan N.S.
3rd Prize – Orla Octopus by Paula Boyle, Kilkenny N.S.

First Class

1st Prize – Sooty by Sinead Gallagher, St.Conal’s N.S. Narin.
2nd Prize – Jack The Crocodile by Ian Lynch, Killian N. S., Inver
3rd Prize – My Godparents by Chloe Mc Ginley, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin.

Second Class

1st Prize – On The Farm by Hughie Gallagher, St. Riaghan’s N.S., Drinimerosh.
2nd Prize – The Alien by Leela Voss, Killian N. S., Inver. Joint
3rd Prize – Summer Holiday by Paul Gavigan, St. Conal’s N. S., Narin and Magic Seashore by Kieran Me Dyer, Kilkenny N. S.

Third Class

1st Prize – Me by Michael Me Cole, St. Conal’s N.S., Narin.
2nd Prize – Summer by Roisin Breslin, Scoil Mhin Tine De, Ardara.
3rd Prize – My Life As A Well by Marcus Ward Scoil Mhin Tine De, Ardara.

Four Highly Commended
School by Christopher Campbell, Crannog Bui N.S., Ardara
My Family by Connor Tonry, St. Conal’s N. S., Narin,
The Zoo by Amanda Shovlin, St. Conal’s N. S. Narin,
I Never Knew Her Name by Molly Heatley Mulhall, Scoil Mhin Tine De, Ardara.

Fourth Class

1st Prize – An Fear Ramher by Nollaig Ni Charthaigh, St. Conal’s N. S., Narin.
2nd Prize – Snow In The Countryside by Rory Boyle, Kilkenny N. S.
3rd Prize – Creations by Caoimhe Haughey, Scoil Mhin Tine De, Ardara.

Two Highly Commended
A Good Samaritan by Siobhan Shovlin, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin,
The Man Fro Tyron by Kevin Breslin, S.N. Crannog Bui, Ardara.

Fifth Class

1st Prize – Myself by Mary Faherty, Niall Mor N.S. Killybegs.
2nd Prize – The Seaside By Patricia Gallagher, Meenagowan N.S.
3rd Prize – Seasuir by Tara Molloy, Meenagowan N. S. Lettermacaward.

Two Highly Commended
The Sun by Patricia Mc Devitt Kilkenny N. S.,
Butterfly by Michelle Me Hugh, Scoil Mhin Tine

Sixth Class

1st Prize – MY Life As A Chair by Noel Gallagher, Scoil ~ Tine De, Ardara.
2nd Prize – Jesse An Madra by Martina Mc Devitt, Kilkenny N. S. Glenties.
3rd Prize – Rain by Niles Nicholls, Drimnacrosh N. S.

Two Highly Commended
Magic by Aine Regan, Mill Road, Glenties and
My Holiday by 1-lannah Me Morrow, Meenagowan N. S.

Primary School Section

First Class

1st Prize – Snow by Kevin Herron, Drimnacrosh N.S.
2nd Prize – Spark by Mary Rose Mc Loone, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.
3rd Prize – The Magical Snowman by Riaghan O’Callaghan, St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh.

Highly Commended
My Rabbit by Philip Boyle, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.

Second Class

1st Prize – Under The Sea by Leela Voss, Killian N.S. Inver.
2nd Prize – Mini King by Mark Watters, St. Conal’s N.S. Narin.
3rd Prize – The Hen and The Fox by Fionn Hennessey, Meenagowan N. S.

Highly Commended
Space by Sinead Gavigan, St. Conal’s N. S. Narin.

Third Class

1st Prize – Naomh Padraig in Eirinn sa Bhliain 2001 by Bridin Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh, Luinneach N.S., Derrybeg.
2nd Prize – A Lucky Calf by Christopher Campbell, Crannog Bui N.S. Ardara.
3rd Prize – The Little Town of Butterfly by Catherine White, Niall Mor N. S. Killybegs.

Fourth Class

1st Prize – Casey Coopers Crazy Carnival by Claire Tonry, St Conal’s N. S. Narin.
2nd prize – Mars Bars by Shaun Keeney, Scoil Mhin Tine De, Ardara.
3rd Prize – The Land of Xorga by Caoimhe Haughey Scoil Mhin Tine De, Ardara.

Two Highly Commended
Our School Tour by Michael Moore, Niall Mor N.S. Killybegs.
My Favourite Place by Anthony O’Callaghan, Drimnacrosh N. S.

Fifth Class

1st Prize – Super Kids and the Planet Mars by Philip Sharos, Meenagowan N.S.
2nd Prize – Moving by Mairead Slowey, St Conal’s N.S. Narin.
3rd Prize – A Dream 1 Had by Rebecca McHugh, Niall Mor N.S. Killybegs.

Four Highly Commended
The Cassette by Lorraine Boyle, St. Conal’s N. S. Narin.
World Cup by Christopher Hanlon, Meenagowan N. S.
The Orphan Princess by Melissa Melly, Meenagowan N. S.
Susie Saves Dooley’s Day by Teresa Gallagher, The Roose, Inver.

Special Top Prize
Going to Florida by Oisin Hennessey, Meenagowan N.S.

Sixth Class

1st Prize – Crock Of Gold by Karen Heena. Crumlin, Ardara.
2nd Prize – The Dream of Fire by Caroline Given, Crannog Bui N.S. Ardara.
3rd Prize – -It’s An Ill Wind by Aine Regan, Mill Road, Glenties.

Highly Commended
Lost by Paddy Mc Grath, Crannog Bui N.S. Ardara.

Special Prize
Scanradh Milltineach by Karen Heena. Crumlin, Ardara.

Secondary School Section

1st Prize Soup Kitchen by Roisin Anna Ni Charthaigh, St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties.
2nd Prize – My Best Friend Saved My Life by Roisin Mc Crossan, Convent Grammar School, Strabane.
3rd Prize – A Ghostly Experience by Carmel Gallinagh, Gairm Scoil, Chu Uladh, Ballinanmore.

Five Highly Commended
Adam by Bronagh Forbes, Convent Grammar School, Strabane, Co Tyrone,
Fever by Roisin Anna Ni Charthaigh, St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties,
My Granny by Lisa Gallagher, Convent Grammar School, Strabane,
Daddy by Aileen Boggs, Convent Grammar School, Strabane
Death of and Irishman by Stephen Mc Ginley, Gairm Scoil Chu Uladh, Ballinamore.

Adult Poetry Section

1st Prize – Uair Amhain Eile by Anna Colhoun, Donegal Town.
2nd Prize – An Tiomáint Abhaile by Seosamh Mac Suibhne, Dun Na nGall.
3rd Prize – An Turas Dheireannach by Tina Ni Ghallachir, Bunbeg, Co. Donegal.

Highly Commended
An T-Oileán Treigthe by Brid Ni Bháceir, Derrybeg, Co. Donegal.


First Prize – A Farewell by Patricia Morris, Convoy.
Second Prize – Dragonfly by Anna Colhoun, Donegal Town.
hird Prize – Ode by Mark Leemey, Carrigart, Co. Donegal.

Three Highly Commended
Padlocked by Evelyn Nolon Dowling, Naas, Co. Kildare,
Dream Catcher by Sarah Lough Ardara, Looking In by Maureen Mc Ateer, Gweedore.

There will be a Pilgrimage to the Shrines of France from the 19th to 26th October 2001. The Pilgrimage will include the Shrines of St. Bernadette of Lourdes ‘. St. Therese of Liseux, St. Vincent de Paul and the Miraculous Medal at the Rue de Bac in Paris, also sightseeing tours to the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and other places of interest. Spiritual director is Fr. Dermott Harkin SMM. Flight from Dublin – Cost IR£595.00. Pilgrimage Organiser – Charlie Gillespie, Derry. Telephone No. from Donegal – 048 7129 1118.

Letterkenny General / St. Coral’s Hospital are running a Garden Fete in the Letterkenny Town Park next Sunday 26 August 2p.nL – 6p.m. All proceeds in aid of a bus to transport cancer patients from Donegal to Dublin for treatment.

An intensive Professional Acting for Screen & Camera Course “I take place in Ostann Na Rosann on Saturday and Sunday 25’h & 26′ August from 1p.m. to 8.30p.m. each day. Please note new dates. Workshops will include Acting; Acting for Screen 1 Camera and Audition Techniques for Film and TV. There will also be an opportunity for agency recruitment. Course director is Shane Munro. Beginners and experienced welcome (min. age 1 5). To book, ring 074 – 26994.

Ann McGlynn and Declan Meehan were married in The Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour,
Glenfinn on Saturday 4ffi August 2001. Fr. John Mc Glynn, uncle of the bride, officiated, and was chief celebrant at Nuptial Mass. Fr. Seamus Meehan, P.P., Dungloe (cousin of the groom), Fr. Hugh Sweeney, P.P., Glenfinn and Fr. Philip Daly, C.C., Kilclooney were the concelebrants. Altar Server was Michelle O’Connor. Ann is a daughter of Danny and Bridie Mc Glynn, Letterbrick, Cloghan and Declan is a son of John Joe and Lizzie Meehan, Meenacally, Donegal Town. Eileen Me Glynn, Ann’s sister was her bridesmaid and Therese Mc Glynn and Niamh Byrne were flower girls. John Meehan was best man.
Readings were by Mary Me Glynn and Dermot Meehan sister of the bride and brother of the groom. Siobhan Dennehy, Karen Me Gee, friends of the bride and Noreen Meehan sister of the groom read Prayers of the Faithful. Barbara Boyle read a Reflection. Music and singing was by Glenties Folk Group. The reception was held in the Central Hotel, Donegal Town and the honeymoon is being spent in Florida. Ann is a teacher in Scoil Mhuire, Glenties and I’m sure her pupils wish her and her husband every happiness.


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