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News on July 5th 2000

Congratulations and best wishes to Rev. Adrian Gavigan who was ordained to the priesthood last Sunday 2nd July 2000 by Bishop Philip Boyce in St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny. Adrian is a son of Connell and Mary Ellen Gavigan, Glen Road, Glenties and grandson of Teresa and the late Columba Gallagher, Drimnasillagh, Glenties. His father is a native of Ardara parish. Fr. Adrian came home to a great welcome with the town and Station and Glen Roads decorated with buntings, flags and banners. Bonfires blazed from Meenaroy to greet the new Priest. Fintown was also decorated, and a large crowd gathered to meet him there as well as in Glenties. The Ardaghy Band led him up the town to the platform erected on the Chapel Brae near his home.

Evelyn Quinn and Alan Murchan were married in the Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on 17th June 2000. Evelyn is a daughter of Cormac and Maureen Quinn, Greenans, Glenties and Alan is a son of Carmel and the late Jack Murchan, Conlin, Killybegs. The bride’s brother, Fr. Denis Quinn officiated and was the chief celebrant of the Nuptial Mass. Fr. Francis Mc Loone, Fr. John Gallagher (cousins), Fr. Patrick Prendergast, Glenties and Fr. Lorcan Sharkey, Killybegs assisted him. Her father gave the bride away and she was attended by her sisters. Mary Quinn and Annie Mc Kenna. Martin Murchan, brother of the groom was bestman and his friend, Declan Melly, was groomsman. Readings were by Geraldine Boyle, sister of the groom and Annette Breslin, cousin of the bride. Annie Gallagher, cousin and Patrick Breslin, friend of the bride, read prayers of the Faithful. Both mothers brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in the Hyland Central Hotel, Donegal Town and the honeymoon was spent in Cyprus.

The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital, on Monday 26th June 2000 of Charlie Bonner, Straboy, Glenties. His remains were brought to his home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Wednesday. Fr. Patrick Prendergast, P.P. Glenties celebrated requiem Mass. Readings were by grandson, Philip O’Donnell and granddaughter, Aisling Bonner. Mark, Kieran and Kathleen Bonner grandsons and granddaughter, read Prayers of the Faithful. Another granddaughter, Anita Breslin read a Reflection. The Gifts were brought to the Altar by his niece and nephew, Kathleen Bonner and Stephen Boyle. Singing was by Pauline Glackin accompanied by Joe Rodgers. Burial took place in the New Cemetery.

Originally from Derryloughan, Charlie was the last of his family. His brother John, Ardconnell and sister, Angela Boyle, Scotland, predeceased him. Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife, Maggie, sons, Neily, Straboy, John, England, daughters, Mary O’Donnell, Dungloe, Anne Breslin, England, Peggy Mc Hugh, Wales, grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family of Connell Keeney, Tullyhoniver, who died last Thursday, 29th June 2000.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family of Neil Breslin, Glen Road, Glenties who died suddenly on Monday 3rd July 2000.

If you would like to send your child/children to Summer Camp, application forms are available from the Playschool or contact Sadie tel. 51700 or Bridie tel. 51416. The cost per week is £15 Monday – Friday. First Week 24th July – 28th July, Second Week 31st July – 4th August. Ages 3 years – 7 years. Closing date 15th July.

An Exhibition of Bogwood Sculpture is presently taking place at Ardara Arts Resource Centre. It opened on Saturday 1st July and will continue until July 22nd. On view are outstanding sculptures by local sculptor, Laurence Herron. There is also a selection of work by local young artists from Ardara and Glenties. Admission is free. Everyone Welcome.

Congratulations once again to the Glen Tug-O-War team who won the 720 kilo All-Ireland Division 4 Competition in Bunclody, Co. Wexford on Sunday last.

Congratulations to the U/14 team who represented the County at Féile Peile na Óg in Dublin last weekend.
Congratulations also to the U/12 team who are through to the County B Final.

Glenties Notes on June 28th 2000

The traditional Corpus Christi Procession took place after 11a.m. Mass last Sunday 25th June2000. The Blessed Sacrament was carried by Deacon Adrian Gavigan, (who is to be ordained to the priesthood next Sunday) to the Grotto and by Fr. Joseph Briody on the return journey to the church. Fr. Patrick Prendergast P.P. Glenties recited the Rosary with a hymn by the choir between each decade. Since it’s inception well over fifty years ago this was the first time that the Procession in Glenties was held on a Sunday and the first time that the Strabane Silver Band, which has been a feature of the Procession for all that time, has been unable to attend. It was also the first time that an umbrellino was used instead of the canopy.

The Little Angels Association for the mentally handicapped annual church gate collection takes place this weekend 1st and 2nd July. This is a very worthy cause and your help would be greatly appreciated.

Congratulations to Anne Browne, Knockletragh, Connell Herron, Edeninfagh and Aidan Sweeney, Lochmuck, who recently received Diospóireacht Awards from Gairm Scoil Chú Uladh, Ballinamore, and to Teresa Campbell, Tangavane and Connell Herron, Edeninfagh, who also received special awards from Gairm Scoil Chú Uladh.

Annie Kennedy, formerly of Meenavale and Edeninfagh, Glenties died recently at the home of her niece, Mamie Byrne, Cappry, Ballybofey. She is survived by two sisters, Winnie Mc Mahon, Glenfin, Sr. Colmcille, Belfast and one brother, Arthur Kennedy, Belfast. Two sisters, Bridget and Mary and one brother, Neil predeceased her. Sincere sympathy is extended to all her relatives and friends.

Denis Mc Hugh, Ardconnell, Glenties died in Dungloe Hospital on Friday 2nd June 2000. His remains were brought to his home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church. Glenties on Sunday. Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir C.C. Glenties, celebrated Requiem Mass. Readings were by granddaughters, Glenda Kane and Diane Callaghan and music was by St. Connell’s Church choir. Burial took place in the New Cemetery. Denis is survived by one son, John, London, daughters, Bridie Melly, Drimlaughdrid, Marina Callaghan, Fintra, Anne Kane, Mountcharles, Pauline Gallagher, Mullantyboyle, Glenties, sisters, Annie Mc Hugh, Stranaglough, Nellie Mc Hugh, Ardconnell, Glenties, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great granddaughter, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His wife, Mary predeceased Denis twenty-one years ago and his brother, Paddy died in New Zealand in 1998.

Congratulations to the following couples who got married recently; Evelyn Quinn, Edeninfagh and Alan Murchin, Killybegs; Mary Molloy, Lacklea and Bartley Doran, Lettermacaward; Rosemary Trearty, Lettermacaward, (formerly Gortnasillagh, Glenties) and Brendan Bonner, Dungloe; Colette Maguire, Glen Road, Glenties and David Devine, London; and to Garda Liam Corbett, Glenties and Rosaleen Mc Carron, Redcastle who were married last weekend.

Mass will be celebrated in Edeninfagh Graveyard on Sunday 13th August at 3.00p.m.

Cumann Traenach na Gaeltachta Láir invite applications from third level students to work at the ‘Mhuc Dhubh’ Historic Railway in Fintown. Employment is based on 200 hours work for £600.00. For further details ring 075-46280.

Congratulations to the Glen Tug-O-War teams who came 1st in the 640 kilo Novice and 1st in the 680 kilo Senior competitions in Cavan last Sunday.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of John O’Donnell, formerly of Drimconcoosh, Glenties, who died recently in Scotland.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family of Phil Cassidy, Ballybofey who died recently. Phil was a chemist in Glenties for a number of years and he and his family lived on the Glen Road.

Glenties Notes on June 21st 2000

The Corpus Christi Procession will go from the Church after 11.00am Mass next Sunday to the Grotto for benediction (weather permitting). The people who are usually involved in the carrying of the canopy are asked to make themselves available, as well as those who usually steward the procession. If the weather does not permit, the procession will take place inside the Church. The members of the Strabane Brass Band are unable to attend due to another engagement, so the music will be provided by the Church Choir.

A lot of work has been done recently to tidy up the Graveyard. You are asked to inform those whom you employ for tomestone work, not to dump rubble along the ditches or on the paths, but to take it away with them. All light rubbish, such as withered wreaths and flowers, should be put in the large wheelie bin provided. No cement should be mixed on the tarmacadam. Mass in the Graveyard will be on Sunday 30th July at 3.00pm.

Adrian Gavigan, Glen Road, will be ordained to priesthood on Sunday 2nd July at 4.00pm in Letterkenny. On the evening of the ordination the ‘Welcome Home’ Celebrations will take place on the Glen Road at approx 8.00pm. The following evening Adrian will celebrate his first Mass in St Connell’s Church. A Parish Social will be held in the Highland’s Hotel after the Mass to celebrate with Adrian and his family on this wonderful occasion. Anyone interested in the helping with the food and the serving of it, should get in contact with Sally McGuigan or Bernadette Burke as soon as possible.

The following children made their First Holy Communion in St. Connell’s Church on Saturday 10th of June.
GLENTIES NATIONAL SCHOOL: Roisin Bonner, Natalie Hegarty, Lauren Furey, Darragh Byrne, Rickard Gallagher, Jason Gallagher, Barbara Boyle, Amy Gallagher, Grainne Griffin, Noelle O’Donnell, Mairead McDevitt, Alanna Molloy, Emily Thompson, Philip Gallagher, Caolan Bonner.
DRIMNACROSH SCHOOL: Dervla Nichols, Marcella Furey, Donagh O’Callaghan. KILKENNY SCHOOL: Sarah Louise McDyer, Anne Geraldine Melly, John Paul Quinn, Joseph Quinn.

Part-time Secretary required for Scoil Mhuire. Apply in writing to the Chairman of the Board of Management on or before June 28th.

Due to the depletion of numbers keeping vigil for each hour of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament of Thursdays, particularly for the hours before and after lunchtime. New participants are required so that a minimum of three people should attend for each hour. If you are willing to make a commitment for an hour please give your name to one of the priests.

Glenties Notes on June 14th 2000

The Glenties Church of Ireland Supper Dance will be held in the Highlands Hotel tonight, Friday the 16th of June, music by Cannon & Ramsey Band, supper served at 9.00pm. Tickets on sale locally at £8.00, your support will be greatly appreciated.

The refurbishment of the Grotto is now underway. The damaged metal railings are being removed to be replaced by a stone wall. The material being used to construct the wall is stone granite. Persons with leftover amounts of this material, who are willing to donate it to this community project, are asked to contact Richard McCafferty as soon as possible (Tel 51113). Your help is greatly appreciated.

Glenties Notes on June 6th 2000

On Friday 28th April Finola Bonner and Niall Quinn were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties. Fr. Pat. Prendergast P.P. Glenties, officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Finola is the eldest daughter of Neil and Teresa Bonner, Ard Patrick, and Niall is a son of Larry and Jean Quinn, Ardboe, Co. Tyrone. The bride was given away by both her parents and she
was attended by her two sisters Deirdre and Emily. Martin Quinn, friend of the groom was bestman, and Paul Quinn, brother of the groom was groomsman. Conor Quinn, nephew of the groom was pageboy. The readings were read by Inez and Jonathan Gallagher, niece and nephew of the groom. The prayers of the faithful were read by nieces and nephews of the bride and groom. The grooms parents brought the Gifts to the Alter. The reception was held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties and the honeymoon was spent in Lanzorote.

Pioneer Mass
A special Pioneer Mass was celebrated in St. Connell’s Church on Wednesday 24th May. Fr. Nigel O Gallachóir, Spiretual Director presented Gold Pins to both John and Neillie Doherty, Ardmagill,  a gold pin each to Margaret M.O’Donnell, Ardconnell, Paddy O’Donnell, Derries, Bried Duffy, Main Street, (President and Treasure of the Centre). Silver Pins and Diplomas were presented to Anne Bonner, Glen Road, and Mary Josephine O’Donnell, Ardconnell. Young people who received pins and certificates in the Full Membership, ‘Young Pioneer& Junior’ sections were John and Christine Gallagher, Narin Road, James Gallagher, Ardpatrick, Shaun McGill, Tullyard Road, Garvin McDwyer, Station Road, Evan BOnner Glen Road, Tracy McCahill, Derries.

There will be a ceilí in the Limelight,Glenties, on Sunday 11th June. Dancing from 10pm to 1am, music by the Art Mc Nally Trio (Derry).Admission £4 including supper.

Graveyard Mass
The Graveyard Mass will be celebrated in the New Graveyard, Glenties on Sunday 30th of July at 3.00pm.

The Glenties Church of Ireland Supper Dance will be held in the Highlands Hotel on Friday 16th of June, music by Cannon & Ramsey Band, supper served at 9.00pm. Tickets on sale locally at £8.00, your support will be greatly appreciated.

For those interested in a nice walk this evening, Thursday. The route planned is in the Ardara area, partly along the Ownea River. Altogether walking time will be an hour and half. Runners will suffice for this walk. We will pool cars for the journey to the starting point, so please meet at the Community Centre, Glenties, at no later than 7.30pm. This walk is organised by Women Together, but everyone is welcome to join in for the walk. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Glenties Notes on May 30th 2000

 The programme of events is currently in the process of being finalised. All hotels and pubs were requested to provide details of music-entertainment for the period from Thursday Sept 7th – Tuesday 12th Sept to Colm Campbell. To ensure inclusion in the actual programme all details must be with Colm Campbell by Tuesday June 6th at the latest. Can anyone imagine a six day festival of events being organised and there being no funfare for the children of the locality? Such is the case this year! The commmittee has scoured the town for a suitable venue being made available, and, various property owners have been asked but to no avail. The festival will be devalued substancially should a venue not be found. Please inform any committee member by Tuesday 6th June should you  be aware of a suitable venue.
The float parade was a tremendous success last year and it is hoped this can be built on. All local business and clubs and associations should be drawing up plans at this stage and be making necessary preparations.

The Glen Tug-o-War team  came 2nd in the 600 kilo Novice Ulster championship in Crossroads, Killygordon last Sunday, and they also came 2nd again in the 680 kilo senior competition.

If there is anyone out there with sit-on toys ie.tricyles, tractor & trailors etc. which they are no longer using, the playgroup would love to have them. Contact Bridie after 2.00pm at 075-51416 or anyone connected with the playgroup.

A ceili mor will be held in the Limelight on Sunday 11th June, and the music is provide by the “Art McNally Trio”. It will cost £4 per person and this includes supper. Dancing will be from 10pm-1am

Congratulations to Susan and Pat O’Donnell,Glen Road, on the arrival of their baby girl recently. A little sister for Colleen and Gemma. Also congratulations to Mary and Shaun Paul Byrne, Ballybofey,on the arrival of their first baby, a little girl recently. Mary is the daughter of Phil and Nora Gallagher, Buncrubog, Glenties.

Don’t forget to come out this evening for the walk, starting at the Community Centre at 7.30pm.Please wear comfortable footwear. Everyone is welcome to join. The walk will take approx 2 hours.

Glenties Notes on May 24th 2000

The Junior Youth Club will be making their annual tour this Sunday 28th May to Dunlewey Lakeside Centre. The bus will leave from the Community Centre at 12.30pm. The cost of the trip is £7.00 per person. Many thanks to all the parents who have supported the Youth Club throughtout the year. 

Congratulations to the Naomh Chonaill U-14 team and their managers; Connie Doherty, Michael Quinn, and Terance Gallagher who won the County Final of Féile Peile na nÓg last Saturday in Donegal Town. They had an impressive victory over Glenfin. The team will now go on to represent County Donegal in the National Finals of Féile Peile na nÓg, where they will compete against the other 31 counties of Ireland. This will be held in Dublin on June 30th, July 1st, July 2nd, July 3rd. and this is one of the big annual events in the GAA calender. 

A walk is organised for Thursday 1st June, leaving the Community Centre at 7.30pm. Wear comfortable boots or runners and come along and join us. Everyone is welcome. The walk will be approx. 2 hous long.

Congratulations to the Glen Tug-O-War team who came 1st in the Ulster Tug-O-War Competition which was held in Cavan last Sunday.

The death took place recently of Bernie Gildea, Bunnyconlon, Co. Mayo(formally from Straboy, Glenties.)He was a retired Sergent of the Garda Siochana. He is survived by his wife Ann, daughter Vanessa, son Barry, his sister Rose Solly (Glenties), brothers, Sean (Letterkenny)and Tony (London)and all his relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

The death took place recently of Mary Bennett,Donegal Town and formally Mary Gallagher, Ard Connell,Glenties. She died in Letterkenny General Hospital after a short illness. Following Mass in the Four Masters Church in Donegal she was buried in Killymard Cemetery. She is survived by her sons Connie (postman in Glenties)and Gerry (Donegal) her daughter Mary Teresa (Donegal),her sister Teresa and brother Hugh Gallagher, Ard Connell, Glenties to whom sincere sympathy is extended. She was predeceased by her husband Patsy, her brothers Con and Oliver sometime ago.

Congratulations to Mary Craig, Buncrobug, Glenties who celebrated her 90th birthday recently. 

Congratulations to Augustine and Mamie Gallagher, Meenacahan, Inver,(parents of Olive McKelvey, Station Road) who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently.

Glenties Notes on May 17th 2000

The Youth Club members collected a total of 32 bags of rubbish around the approch roads of the town last Sunday evening. Many thanks to the parents and other adults who came out to help. A word of thanks also to Sean Molloy who arranged the disposal of the rubbish. Your support to the church gate collection last weekend was very much appreciated. The proceeds go towards the cost of transport for youth club activities.

Congratulations to the Glen Tug-o-War team who came second in an Ulster Competition held in Killybegs last Sunday evening.

Michael Fitzgerald who recently ran in the North West 10 Kilometre race raised £220 for the’Friends of Letterkenny Hospital’.Michael wishes to thank all who supported him in this worthwhile event.

Next Sunday the 21st May, the G.A.A. in consultation with the bishops of Ireland, have left the day free of any match/league fixtures in order that part of the day be put aside as a day of local pilgrimage in Ireland to mark the Jubilee year and the ancient traditions of our Celtic heritage. In the Diocese of Raphoe, each parish is encouraged to have a pilgrimage to a holy place i.e. a Mass Rock, Holy well etc. Here, in the parish of Iniskeel, there will be a short pilgrimage led by the choir and walking enthusiats to the well of St. Rioghan, which is situated near the old monastic site of Kilraine(Cill Rioghan) near the old graveyard. There are a lot of folklore-cures and stories associated with St. Rioghan and her well, which is in the process of being renovated for our pilgrimage to it on Sunday 21st May. Our fore-parents before us often went on pilgrimage to this place and we will be remembering them at this holy place this Sunday. The Pilgrimage will begin at 3.00pm (weather permitting).

The death took place recently of Nancy Boyle, Annagry. The people around Glenties will remember her better as Monsignor Dan McDyre’s housekeeper. She spent nearly fourty years working for Fr. Dan. She is survived by her two sisters, Grace,(who taught in the Comprehensive School for a number of years), and her sister Mary, her brothers, Francie, James and John to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

The death took place in the General Hospital,Letterkenny on the 26th April of Cormac Quinn, Mill Road, Glenties. His remains came home where he was waked, and the following evening were removed to St Connell’s Church, Glenties. Following Requiem Mass the next morning he was buried in the local Cemetery. He had run a very successful business at his home place up until the time he got sick in 1986. He was predeceased by his brothers, Neil, John, Joe, Hugh, and his sister Bridget McHugh.He is survived by his wife Annie, his brother Frank,and all his relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Glenties Notes on May 11th 2000

Congratulations to the Glenties/Ardara Recorder group”Friends Together” who won a Gold Medal at the recent Sligo Feis. Congratulations are also due to; Patrick Moss who got a silver medal in U-10 piano, Yann Sweeney got a bronze medal in U-10 piano, Evan Bonner got a bronze medal in U-14 piano, and also at the same feis, congratulations to Janet Given,Ardara, who did very well in the U-15 piano.

The Junior Youth Club will be doing a clean-up of the approach roads of the town next Sunday evening 14th May. The following Sunday 21st May there will be a trip to Dunlewey Lakeside Centre leaving at 12 noon. Only those taking part in the clean-up will be able to go on the trip! The Youth Club’s annual collection will be take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May. To help the Youth Club, your support will be very much appreciated.

The traditional Corpus Christi Procession will take place immediately after the 11.00am Mass on Sunday 25th June.

This Mass will be celebrated in the New Graveyard, Glenties, on Sunday 30th July at 3.00pm.

Fr.Bill Healing Service, Feast of Our Lady of Fatima,May 13th, from 7.30pm to 11.30pm, eve of the beatification of Jacinta and Francisco. Bus will be leaving Glenties at 4.00pm, if you are interested in going please contact McGuinness’ (075)51284.

Glenties Notes on May 3rd 2000

The Glenties Traders Association met with Public Representatives approximately six months ago to outline ways in which they could help the Glenties area. On Tuesday 25th April a further meeting sought to ascertain what progress, if any, had been achieved in the interim. Attending the meeting were Mr. Charlie Bennett, Senator Enda Bonner, Mr. Dinny McGinley T.D., Mr. Thomas Gildea T.D.,Mr. Brian O’Donnell and Mr. John Boyle. Apologies were forthcoming from the other public representatives not in attendance.

The first point for discussion was the extension and upgrade of the sewerage system and treatment works. We were assured in the previous meeting that a committment had been made to provide for this project in line with a European directive to complete all such projects by 2005. However the meeting was informed that Glenties is fifth in line for the projects after Ardara, Burtonport,Gweedore and Dungloe. We are led to believe that the project is now a matter for The Dept of the Environment.

The second topic on the agenda concerned inadequate footpaths and the incorrect positioning of the 30mph signs. The meeting was informed that there are no provisions in the Council for footpaths except those on National Roads but that Council can provide moneys for FAS schemes etc. which are improving footpaths. Some matters have been reported, such as, the dissappearance of the footpath on the Narin Road at the side of the Kelvon. It was surmised that this must have come about under the County Development Plan.
Third on the agenda was the provision of signs indicating the location of the public toilets. The consensus was that this was a simple request and could be quickly and easily granted.

Point four raised the issue of providing an ambulance service in Glenties. It was reported that the ambulance service review of the South West had been completed which placed Glenties at the bottom of the list, which surprised some of those present. A paramedic pilot scheme was mentioned but thought to create problems with the unions. It was confirmed that the fire service was to be updated but this was expected to happen sometime in the future.

Point five asked for a feasibility study into locating a State Agency Office in the area. The meeting was told that no decisions on location had been made yet. It was claimed that some politicians were actively lobbying for certain areas for certain agencies and it was felt that someone could lobby likewise for Glenties. It was then pointed out that some towns could afford to lobby extensively producing quality brochures highlighting the advantages of locating in their town. No mention was made of a feasibility study or funds for same.

Point six highlighted the fact that Glenties was inaduquately signposted throughout Donegal. A submission had already been lodged with the council outlining appropriate signposting for the area. It was pointed out that only the National Roads Authority could erect signs on the National roads, not the Council. Another problem was the different spellings of some towns, and the fact that the signs must only be in Irish in the Gaeltacht areas. This is a big problem for our foreign visitors. A suggestion was made to erect signs which displayed the road numbers only– these would be the same in all languages and it was the norm for tourists to follow road numbers rather than town names.

Point seven requested an investigation into the roll-over of FAS schemes. It was suggested that FAS schemes were not suited to rural areas and that they could be changed to Udaras schemes. The meeting was told of the position of a Community Development Officer which was being advertised currently. It was felt that such a person would be beneficial to the area and could co-ordinate schemes.

The next point raised was the possibility of Glenties being in the Gaeltacht. It was felt at this time, it would be appropriate for Glenties to seek recognition as part of the Gaeltacht. Apart from the town itself, most of the surrounding area is already in the Gaeltacht. It was felt that it would strengthen the Gaeltacht if Glenties was part of it. The meeting was told that it was up to the people of Glenties to demonstrate a committment to the Irish language. Although traditional music and dancing are flourishing in the area, every effort has to be made to promote the Irish language itself. Suggestions included Irish signposting, shopfronts and the running of Irish language classes. At present we are in the process of getting the current Glenties brochure updated and reprinted.

The next monthly meeting of the GTA takes place on Thursday 18th May at 9pm in the Highlands Hotel.To renew your membership the fee remains at £50 per business. All those who wish to be members,please do as soon as possible,as the computer list of Traders will have to be updated.

The Principal of Scoil Mhuire would like to thank most sincerely all parents, children and friends who supported the recent schools ‘Ireland on Sunday’2000 computer promotion. A total of 587 tokens were collected and hopefully your efforts will be rewarded. A special word of thanks to those who sponsored ‘surprises’-and also to all the local newsagents.