Clonmany Catholics
November 1974


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Clonmany Festival '74 was preceded by frenzied activity and a show of enthusiasm unheard of since the days of the first festivals. Under the directorship of Mr. Colm Wilson, the committee, aided by young and old from all parts of the parish, laid the foundation of the most successful Clonmany Festival ever.

For days before, the village was festooned with buntings and banners proclaiming the start of Inishowen's most popular carnival. Groups of teenagers gaily bedecked in their "Clonmany Festival" tee-shirts roamed the peninsula advertising Festival '74. At the same time in the parish the stream of home-coming emigrants swelled to a torrent as August 3rd drew near. As usual, crowds lined the street as the fancy dress parade wound its way to the "Priest's Field". The opening parade was followed by the newest and perhaps the most successful event in this year's programme. This event was "It's a Knockout" based on the popular T .V. programme. A team of girls engaged in battle with a team of boys. Mud and water, flour and feathers flew as the girls won out, in a throwing climax.

Sunday was perhaps the busiest day of the week. Deep sea angling at Leenan, official opening by Patsy McGowan, manager of Finn Harps, the bonny baby show and the sports attracted huge crowds as the sun shone.

Monday's festivities opened with the walking race from Urris. The children's sports and open-air frolics brought hundreds of enthusiastic participants. In the evening, the heavy brigade tested their strength in a tug-o-war, ably organised by Bernard Doherty, Cleagh. Unfortunately the weather did not favour the open-air concert, which was held in St. Mary's Hall.

On Tuesday matters were left in the capable hands of the Clonmany Sheepdog Association at their annual Show Day in Pollon Green.

On Wednesday enthusiasts took part in the festival golf competition at Ballyliffin Golf Club. The car treasure hunt again proved an enormous success as locals and visitors followed a torturous route in search of clues.

The highlight of Thursday's events was the old tyme dance which once again attracted devotees from all over the peninsula.

The following night the younger generation had their fling as they "rocked and rolled" to the early hours of the morning at the all-night barbecue and rock show. Saturday's events were a ceili and a "Tramps' Ball".

Sunday heralded the return of horse racing to Clonmany when the Buncrana Horse Racing Committee re-introduced the sport to its many followers.

Monday night was the closing night. The finale was the closing dance which saw the largest crowd in recent years dance to the music of the "Rascals".

We have outlined above a sketch of the Festival Programme. Only those who took part in the events or who were actually present can appreciate the atmosphere which the festival generated in the parish.

The dancing programme was a huge success. The dances were held in St. Mary's Hall with the exception ot the Sunday night dinner-dance in the Ballyliffin Hotel. As you may know the dancing programme finances the rest of the Festival events. So we are extremely fourtunate that it went so well.

The "Festival Queen" was a very popular choice, Miss Mary Jo McGonigle, from Clonmany.

The Irish Kitchen was moved to a new location this year. The store in James McDonalds (McCauleys) yard proved an ideal setting for the show. Charlie Logue and members of the Urris G.A.A. club were host to the many visitors who were entertained nightly in the traditional fashion. A new departure at the Kitchen was the "Talent Competition". The finals on Monday night attracted a capacity audience. The winners were Mary Agnes McCarron, Cleagh, and the popular Jim Noel, Annagh.

The Clonmany Shamrocks ran an extremely successful 7-a-side soccer competition.

To finish, all credit is due to the people of Clonmany, who once again turned out to support all the events and by their enthusiasm guaranteed the continuing success of the Clonmany Festival. .

Clonmany, Binnion and Tandragee Culcross and Maghermore
Mindoran, Minahey and Minaduff Tornabratley
Gorfad, Rooskey, Cleagh Straid, Ballyhallion, Gortnahinsion
Tullagh and Crossconnell Isle of Doagh Rasheeny
Annaugh Cloontagh Roxtown
Claggan Urrismanagh, Leenan Tiernasligo, Dunaff
Altahalla, Ballinaboe, Glebe
Urris G.A.A club Marriages Stations
Suggestion Box A Day to Remember

Clonmany, Binnion, Tandragee

We welcome our new curate, Fr. Diamond, and wish good luck to Fr O'Donnell, who has left to take up his good work in Ballykelly.

We had a pleasant visit from our new bishop, Dr. E. Daly, on 3rd October, when he confirmed 161 girls and boys from all over the parish. The parents, sponsors and children all had tea and refreshments afterwards in the hall with Dr. Daly and compliments to the local I.C.A. for their excellence in catering for it.

We wish the best of luck to Annie Farren, who has left to take up residence with her sister in England. Also to Fanny Farren, who has taken up residence with Mrs. Margaret Comiskey .

The Cross had a clean-out this summer due to a lot of marriages. Best wishes to them all in their future lives.

Dolores McGonigle, who was with us for a number of years, has taken up married life in her native town of Carndonagh.

The Civil Defence, which was so successful last year, has started again. There is a greater attendance this year than last year.

Congratulations to Clonmany Shamrocks on their double victories - The Eamonn Gillen Memorial Trophy, in which they beat lilies United 3- 1, and the Inishowen League Cup in which they beat Fahan.

Hoping to see Jack Crampsey and Mrs. John McEleney back on their feet soon. Jack Crampsey is at present in Letterkenny hospital.

Best of luck to Phil Doherty and Hugo Boyce who have started their own furniture business at the Cross.

Welcome to our new friends, Mr. and Mrs. McFeely and family, who have taken up residence in Nora McGonigles, The Square.

Also to Sean McGonigle and his wife who have taken over from Peter Comiskey, The Square.

Hoping to see the Friday night bingo session back soon. The Cross is not the same without it. The Parochial Hall was closed for a short period due to renovations.

A number of people went by coach to visit their families and friends in Coventry and Birmingham. They had a wonderful time.

Best wishes to Agnes Doherty and Patrick Kavanagh, also Margaret Doherty and Jimmy who got married recently.

Congratulations to Mary Doherty and Mary McEleney who have been successful in the Leaving Certificate examinations.

Welcome home Suzie and Patrick, hope you are settling in again.

Good luck to Paddy Doherty who has gone to work in London

Best wishes to Denis Doherty and his wife Marie who were married recently; they have gone to live in London.

Welcome to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gallagher and family, who have taken up residence in St. Matthew's Bungalow. Peter teaches in the Community School, Carndonagh.

Sister Columcille (Bridie Friel) sends greetings from Australia to all her friends in Clonmany: "I am dreaming of many happy days I spent with them all and the great welcome home they gave me."

We extend our deepest sympathy to the relatives and friends of. Fr . Seamus McCauley on his sudden death.

Culcross and Maghermore

Congratulations to the McConalogue family on their Bingo winnings of over f.500 in a few months.

Congratulations to Dan McConalogue on his marriage to Sheila McLaughlin, Urris.

Our best wishes to Mary McConalogue on her engagement to George McDermott.

Ellen McGeoghegan is home from hospital. She was involved in a car accident.

Her brother Anthoy and wife came from England to see her

Lena Toland Doherty), husband and family spent a holiday at home.

Best wishes to Sheila Doherty on her engagement to Dominic McNamara.

Mother M. Ignatius (Toland) spent a holiday at home. Also on holiday were Sr. Columba and Sr. Roisin ( Frank)

Congratulations to hugh and Rosemary Doherty on the birth of a baby girl

John McDaid paid a visit home from England

We wish Brigid Eileen and Joe Coyle every happiness in their beautiful new home. Her sister Sarah and family paid a visit from America, and also her brothers Jimmy and George, wives and families came from England.

Willie J Callaghan had a cow that gave birth to twin calves.

Meendoran, Minahey and Minaduff

Hughie McEleney is home again after spending a holiday with his sister Kathleen, husband and family, in England.

Cassie Doherty spent a week in Lourdes.

Lillie Toland is home again after spending a spell in Letterkenny and Carndonagh hospitals.

We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of the late Mary Ann Devlin.

Neil McEleney has started to build a new house in Minahay.

Joe McDaid is building a new shed.

Paddy Joe McDaid has bought a caravan and has a lot it electrified


Congratulations to Kathleen Toland on her marriage and to Grace Grant on her enagoement to Kiaren Doherty (Davis) from Urris.

Barney Gillen is home again after an operation in Letterkenny Hospital. Her many friends wish Eunice Toland a speedy recovery. Eunice is in a Dublin Hospital after a car accident.

Susie and Madge Doherty ( D.P) spent a holiday in Manchester

Conaratulations to Bernard Toland on his enagement.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Mrs. Mary Doherty (S.B.) on her death, and also to the brother and sister of the late John Doherty ( H.), and also to Mrs. Teresa O' Donnell on the death of her husband Dan.

Margaret Grant ( Neddy) has gone to England to train to be a nurse

Denis Grant (P.) has moved into his new house.

Gortfad, Rooskey, Cleagh

Sympathy is extended to Andy Kelly, Shamrock Bar, on the death of his brother.

Practically every house had relations visiting during the past few months, especially during festival time.

Jim Clafferty was on a recent golfing outing to Westport

Mary Agnes McCarron, fully recovered after Letterkenny Hospital, has gone to Sheffield on holidays.

John, Christy and Martin took the ferro-concrete boat to sea on 8th August, amid a welter of excitement and speculation from vast numbers of interested spectators. She was blessed by Fr. Douglas and Fr. Morris from Leenan beach. Sea trials have been verv satisfactory

Work on the new cemetery is well advanced Katherine Grant has gone to England for a holiday

Congratulations and best wishes to Willie Gill, Patsy Doherty and Colm Wilson on their recent marriages

Annie Harkin, Gortfad, had two sisters home on a visit from the U.S.A.

Peter McLaughlin and Danny Kerrigan have taken up residence in their new houses in Gorteran.

Straid, Ballyhallion, Gortnahinsion, Cloughfin

Congratulations to Patsy Doherty, Clonghfin, who married Kathleen Kelly, Malin, and to James Doherty, Gortnahinsion, on his marriage to Margaret Doherty, Binion.

Eddie Grant, Glasgow, is after spending a holiday with his sister Mrs. Mary Ann Grant in Cloughfin. We extend to him our deepest sympathy on the death of his wife Peggy.

Seamus Devlin has returned to Australia after spending a holiday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Devlln, Dresden.

Mrs. Mailey is after renovating and modernising her house in Cloughfin and is residing there at present .

There were a large number of emigrants home for their holidays this summer and despite the bad weather seemed to enjoy themselves immensely.

Many happy miles of motoring to Denis Callaghan and Packie Farren in their new cars.

Charles McCarron has returned to the States after spending a holiday with his mother, Mrs. Ellen McCarron. and sister; Mrs. Helen Farren, Straid. Also home on a visit was his sister Mrs. Brigid Clafferty, England.

George Mackay, John, wife and family have returned to England.

Tullagh and Crossconnell

Only a short time after returning from a holiday in America with his family, Jim McLaughlin passed away after a brief illness in Carndonagh hospital.Sympathy is extended to his wife and family. His sons, Michael and Seamus, came from Chicago for his funeral.

We also extend our deepest sympathy to the families and relatives of James Toland and John McLaughlin (Cooper) who died recently.

Congratulations to Betty Toland on her marriage to Eddie Doherty, Urrismanagh, and also to Bill Kerr (Packie) and Bernadette Quigley, who came from England for their wedding in Clonmany.

Best wishes to Kathleen Doherty ( B. T .) on her engagement to John Friel, Dunaff.

Good luck to John Logue and his bride who have gone to live in Dublin, also to Dan McConalogue and his bride who came to live in the district.

Paddy Kerr and family have ,oved from Derry to live in Crossconnell

Kathleen and Mary Doherty have begun work in Urris factory

John McLaughlin (C) and wife Sadie were the lucky winners of 250 and two prizes of 100 at bingo.

Mrs. Nellie Doherty travelled from England for the wedding of her grandson Sean Doherty ( B. T.) to Mary Doherty, Roxtown.

Bessie Qulgley and her aunt Mary Ann have returned to live in Derry.

Congratulations to Kathleen Kelly on her great performance at the recent school sports. She is one of Carndonagh Community Schools top athletes.

Isle of Doagh

We wish a speedy recovery to Neil Gabriel McLaughlin (Master), Beltra, who is recovering from a broken leg after spending some time in hospital in Galway.

Willie McLaughlin (Shore), Doaghmore, is at present on holiday in America

Congratulations to Liam Gibbons who is now working in the Bank in Strabane

Congratulations to Barney Doherty, Magheranaul, on his recent marriage to Anne Gallagher, Creeslough, also to Margaret McColgan, Cuill, on hers to Daniel McGonagle, Cloontagh, and to Anthony McGonagle, Clara, on his.

Home on holidays from America were Johnny McGonagle, Magheranaul, Kathleen and Pat McAnney, Ballyduff, Celice Coyle, Lucy Kenney and Mary McLaughlin (Rye), Doaghmore.

We extend our sympathy to the O'Donnell family on the death of their brother Dan and also to the relations of Willie Doherty (Cooper) who died recently.

Two new houses have been erected recently, one belonging to Micky Doherty (Ned), Craigawaigne, and one at the Castles for John McLaughlin (Curra).

Happy motoring to Packie McDaid, Magheranaul, Jack McLaughlin, Beltra. and Paddy Gordon, Figart, in their new cars.

We welcome back two of our emigrants to live at home, Owen Doherty (Canny), Figart, and Paddy Doherty (Deagly), Clara.

Congratulations to Johnny McColgan, Legahurry, on his engagement to Phyllis McLaughlin, Malin, and also to Denis McLaughlin, Currak, on his engagement .

We welcome home Billy McGonagle, Magheramore, his wife and family from England to live in his new bar in Carndonagh and we also welcome home Colm Doherty and his wife Bridie McDaid and family.

Danny Gordon, his wife and children are now living in their new house in Figart.

Congratulations to Willie McEleney (Peter) on his recent marriage Margaret McLaughlin (Rye) is now working in the Jay-Bee factory in Carndonagh and Bridie McGeoghegan, Clara, is working in Snowflake in Clonmany.

We extend our sympathy to Denis McGeoghegan, Bellure, on the death of his brother Johnny in Carndonagh.

Lizzie Gordon, Figart, was on a visit to Lourdes.

We extend our sympathy to Denis McGeoghegan, Bellure, on the death of his brother Johnny in Carndonagh



Sympathy is extended to the wife and family of the late Denis Doherty (D.O.), to Mary Nelson on the death of her mother, and James Callaghan on the death of his mother, and to Mrs. Kate McGonigle on the death of her aunt, Annie Coyle.

Congratulations to Marian Doherty on her engagement to John Joe Lafferty from Moville.Marian, who works in England, was home for a long weekend.

Mary Doherty and Martina Callaghan spent a holiday in England

Mrs. Cissie Doherty is spending a holiday with her family in England.



Congratulations to Bill and Susan Gill on the birth of their daughter, Eileen Bernadette and also to their son, Liam on passing his final examinations; however due to lack of employment at home he has had to emiarate to London and we all wish him the best of luck

Congratulations to Tony McEleney on his engagement to Miss McDermott, Mindoran. Tony has also emigrated to England and we wish him the best of luck

Good luck to Granne Grant who has gone to Manchester to work

Neil Doherty has now completed the extension to his dwelling house.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mrs. Margaret Noone, and family, on the recent death of her husband, Packie, who was a well known and liked person in the community.

Congratulations to Margaret and George Berard, 89 Main St., Melburn, Mass., U.S.A., who were home with their sister Eileen Doherty, Dunaff. Mr. and Mrs. Berard came back to Ireland to celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Mrs. Berard was formerly Margaret Gill of Lower Annagh and a daughter of the late John and Brigid Gill. They were married in the Sacred Heart Church, New York,on 1st May, 1924. We wish them many more happy years together

Congratulations to Grainne Doherty (N) who has become engaged to James Lynch, Co. Cork.


We congratulate the following on their marriages - Daniel McGonigle to Margaret McColgan, Isle of Doagh; Neilis Doherty to Lily Doherty, Letterkenny; Connie Doherty to Geraldine Doherty, Buncrana; and Eileen Doherty to Phil Graham, Crossconnell.

Deepest sympathy is extended to the Rogan family on the death of their mother Betty.

And also to J im and Bernard Doherty on the death of their father, Paddy Doherty (B)

Happy holiday to Susan and Michael Noone (Charlie} who are off to America on a holiday.

Congratulations to Owen McGonigle on his marriage to Geraldine Dixon. Buncrana.

Welcome home to Mrs. Philomena McGonigle who recently spent a holiday with her son and wife in England.

Best of luck to Carmel Doherty on her new job in "Crossroads Hotel," Malin

We wish a speedy recovery to Gerald McLaughlin (Dick), who had an appendicectomy recently.

Happy motoring to Tommy McLaughlin in his new Hillman and to Mick McGonigle in his new Opel Kadett.


Home from America on holiday during the summer were Mary Anne Doherty {Phil) and Bridie and Julia McGonigle.

The visiting relatives from England and Scotland were too numerous to mention but we were very glad to see them all just the same.

Susie Doherty (Phil), James Doherty (Phil) and Kathleen Diver have gone to work in England

Maggle Doherty (Daddy) got a large extension to her dwelling house to cope with the rush of summer visitors.

Evelyn Doherty (Phil) has her new house almost complete

Congratulations to Patrick Charles O'Donnell, Roxtown, who graduated from the Regional College, Carlow, with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. He is at present in the U.S.A. on a three months' student's holiday.

Congratulations also to Janet Coyle and Angela O'Donnell who were successful in their Leaving Certificates and to Nora O'Donnell on passing her Intermediate.

Happy working to Peter O'Donnell on his new Universal Tractor and happy motoring to Connie Doherty, Letter, in his new Cortina.

Patricia Doherty (Joe Davis) has started work in Pat's (Coppins) Shop.

Urris Chapel is looking nice after its recent painting

Packie Diver ( Pat) is adding an extension to his dwelling house.

Congratulations to Angela and Patrick Diver on their little daughter Elizabeth winning the "Bonny Baby" at Clonmany Festival.

Claggin Urrismanagh, Leenan

Deepest sympathy is extended to Rose Doherty and family on the death of her husband George; to Bill and Bridie McNally on the death of her sister Hannah Gibbons in England (her remains were brought home for interment in Urris) ; to John and Maggie Brennan and all the nieces in Boston on the death of their uncle Eddie; to Rosie Conaghan and family on the death of her husband Willie (five daughters and a son travelled from England for the funeral) ; to Rosie Jimmie Shan and family on the sudden death of her husband Joe (two sons and daughters travelled from England and his son Neill all the way from Australia for the funeral) ; to Ellen Richard on the death of her husband Joe Doherty; to Mary Kearney and family on the sudden death of her husband Eddie John Kearney; to the family and relatives on the death of Mary Phelmy Neily (her five daughters and her son Fr. Edward all from Connecticut and her sister Annie McDonald from Boston, had all been home to see her) ; and to his wife and family, his mother Frances Davis and Dan on the death of Danny Doherty, in New York.

Good luck to Charlie Harley in his brand new car and don't forget to watch those on the other side of the mountain, boy.

We wish a speedy recovery out of hospital to Lila Micky Eamon.

Micky Tam is home from a spell in hospital and improving very well

Cassie Eamon, her daughter and son-in-law are on a visit to her brother Eddie and Ellie. It is her first trip in forty-seven years. She sees many changes in Urris.

James Paddy Crower and Charlie Duffy are back home after some time in hospital.

Good luck to Rose Duffy who won 200 at bingo.

We welcome Margaret Teresa Phelmy Neily back from Florida to settle down in Claggin.

Tiernasligo, Dunaff

Congratulations to Anne Doherty (Andy) who got married to Ultan Doherty, Gleneely. Anne's aunts, Mrs Margaret Berard, her husband, George and Mrs Mary Gallagher came from the USA for the wedding

Congratulations also to the following who got married - Sheila McLaughlin (Conn) to Danny McConalogue, Cooleross; Teresa Doherty (Kerrigan) to Stephen Gardiner, England; Denis Friel to Margaret McKinney, Buncrana; and Michael Doherty (Joe) to Vera Gallagher, Cranford.

Good luck to Danny Friel and Gerard Gallagher with their new cars.

Sympathy is extended to the Kearney family on the death of their father and to the relatives of Brigid and James Harkin.

Good luck to Mr. and Mrs. Danny McGonigle {Joe) who have bought Peter Comiskey's, The Square.

Congratulations to Monica Friel (P.O) and Sarah McGonigle (Joe) who both won 250 at Bingo recently and to Mr. and Mrs. Ivers, Sadie Friel, Hughie Friel and Eddie McGonigle on varied wins.

Good luck to Mena Ivers who has started work in the Urris Factory.

Philip Doherty is home again after a spell in Letterkenny Hospital.

We wish a speedy recovery to James McLaughlin who is at present in Carndonagh Hospital.

Mrs. Teresa Doherty (Goggin) and her two sons came from the U.S.A. and spent a holiday with her aunt Susan.

Good luck to Peggy Friel (Danny) in her new job.

Congratulations to Danny and Michael Friel (Dan) who both passed their exams. in the Regional College, Letterkenny.Danny has now started his new job as a junior engineer in Letterkenny and Michael has gone to continue his studies in Dundalk R. T.C.

Congratulations to the following who were successful in the Leaving and Intermediate Certificate examinations -Mary Teresa Friel (P.O.), and Patrick Doherty (James) who passed the Leaving with honours and Margaret Friel (P.O.) who obtained 8 honours in the Intermediate and also Danny Friel (Danny) who passed with honours.

Maureen Barr has gone to the Convent of Mercy, Buncrana, tocontinue her education

Deepest sympathy is extended to Mrs. Sadie O'Sullivan on the sudden death of her husband, Tom, in the U.S.A. Mrs. O'Sulllvan accompanied the remains home and the funeral took place in St. Michael's Church, Urris.

Sally McGonigle (Joe) spent a holiday with her sisters and families in Scotland

Mrs. Nuala Friel and her daughter Mary spent a holiday with her son Bernard, wife and baby in Scotland.

Kevin McGee is at present with his parents in Scotland and Mr. and Mrs. Ivers are on holiday with their family in England.

Good luck to Patrick Doherty (James) who has gone to continue his studies at the New University of Ulster in Coleraine.

Altahlla, Ballinaboe, Glebe

Congratulations to Breid Doherty and Colm Doherty who got married recently.

We all wish Brian Devlin a speedy recovery in Letterkenny Hospital.

Best wishes to Michael Harkin ( B) on his marriage to Teresa Duffy.

Margaret McLaughlin (B) and husband and children, also her brother William Harkin are still spending a holiday in their home.

Congratulations to Nuala Harkin and Martin McElhinney on the birth of their baby girl Martina Patricia.Mary Durkin and husband and family spent a hoiiday in her home in Altahal.

Veronica Cleary and husband and family also spent a very enjoyable holiday in Altahal as also did Mary Josephine McSherry and husband and family

Art Devlin ( B) spent a holiday with his mother in Altahal.

Congratulations to Frances Roddy and Patsy Kealy on the birth of their baby son Eugene

Congratulations to Roary Roddy and Mary McDaid on the birth of theIr son.

Rosemarie Doherty (Harkin) spent an enjoyable holiday at home at Easter .

We wish Paddy Devlin happy motoring in his new Anglia car

Congratulations to Breid Harkin, Margaret Bradley and Carmel Harkin on winning medals for running at Malin and Ballybofey.

Urris G.A.A Club

League Div. 2. Donegal G.A.A.

  P W L D P
Glencolumbkille 10 9 1 0 18
Urris 10 8 2 0 16
Castlefin 10 7 3 0 14

The above extract from the Donegal G.A.A. Committee League Division 2 tells the story of the first major success by a Gaelic football team from Inishowen for more than twenty years. Urris by their success have merited promotion to Division 1. The league programme lasts from April to September with an intermission to allow for the championship and All-Ireland competitions.

During the long campaign the team had varying fortunes but in the last stages of the competition the skill and experience of the Urris team came through to bring thoroughly deserved success.

The turning point of the campaign came when Urris made the long journey to Glencolumbkille. Glen were at that stage undefeated. They were then junior champions of Donegal and top of league div. 2.

After a hard-fought match Urris came out victors 1-9 to 0-11. A victory by the narrowest of margins -one point. The team on that day was B. Friel (Dunaff), P. Devlin (Annagh), John Joe Doherty (Carn), James Kelly (Tullagh), Daniel Doherty (R) (Urrismana), Danny Friel (Danny, Dunaff), John Friel (Dunaff), Michael Friel (Dunaff), Neil McLaughlfn (Conn. Dunaff), Neil Kearney (Leenan), Dermott Doherty (Letter), Dessie Farren (Clonmany), Neil Doherty (Urrismana), John Moore (Cloontagh).

After this victory Urris had a resounding win Urris 2-8, Ardara 2-0, and Urris 3-7, Ballyshannon 3-2.

These victories ensured Urris of a place in the first division.

As well as the success of their junior team Urris under-age teams have had a notable run of successes, although county championship in these competitions still eludes them. As a finale to the season the club will hold its annual dinner dance in the Ballyliffini Hotel. We would like to thank all those who supported us in our our matches and all those who helped us financially in the past year and we look forward to the coming season in first division football.


Darby Ward, Dublin, and Helena Anna Noone, Cloontagh, 16/4/74.

William McEleney, Legahurry, and Kathleen Doherty, Culdaff, 1614/74.

John Joseph Doherty, Tullagh, and Mary Bernadette Doherty, Roxtown, 17/ 4/74.

Paul Brendan Fallon, Carndonagh, and Kathleen Christina Toland, Tornabratley,19/4/74.

Michael Joseph Fallon, Carndonagh, and Sarah McGonlgle, Cloontagh, 23/4/74.

Ultan Doherty, Culdaff, and Anne Frances Doherty, Dunaff, 1/5/74.

Philip Joseph Noel McCarron, Letter, and Anna Greta Columbina Doherty, Coolcross, 1/6/74.

Patrick Vincent McLaughlin, Malin Head, and Madge Marie Doherty, Clogherna, 6/6/74.

Steven Gardner, Birmingham, and Kathleen Teresa Doherty, Tiernasligo, 20/7/74.

Michael Christopher O'Donnell, Ballybeg, Carndonagh, and Brigid Dolores McGonagle, Clonmany, 20/7/74.

Daniel Anthony McConologue, Coolcross, and Cecilia McLaughlln, Dunaff, 27/7/74.

Columba Joseph Doherty, Buncrana, and Brigid Mary Doherty, Rooskey, 1/8/74.

Hugh Fintan Callaghan, Burt, and Margaret Marcelle Harkin, Clonmany, 5/8/74.

Edward Doherty, Urrismanagh, and Elizabeth Mary Toland, Tullagh, 6/8/74.

William Hugh Kerr, Crossconnell, and Bernadette Quigley, Clonmany,7/8/74.

James Michael Doherty, Gortnahinsion, and Margaret Doherty, Binion,7/8/74.

John Noel Carey, Ballina and Frances Doherty, Clonmany, 10/8/74

Martin Thomas Naughton, Roscommon, and Evelyn Teresa Sweeney, Ballyliffin, 17/8/74.

Joseph Eugene McCarron, Buncrana, and Jane Marie McEleney Minaduff, 10/9/74.

Philip Graham, Roxtown, and Eileen Marian McGonigle, Cloontagh. 1/10/74.

Patrick Cavanagh, Moville, and Agnes Doherty, Tandragee, 21/0/74.

Joseph Martin Callaghan, Carndonagh, and Rose Marie Doherty. Cleagh, 9/10/74.

Due to pressure on space, we regret that we have to omit the births and deaths column.


The Stations For October Were:-

Michael O'Brien, Leenan; Church for Urrismannagh; Patrick Conaghan, Claggan; Patrick Friel, Upper Dunaff; Michael Doherty, Lower Dunaff; Peter O'Donnell, Roxtown; Bernard O'Donnell, Crossconnell; Denis Callaghan, Straid; William Doherty, Tirhoran; James McEleney, Glebe;George Devlin, Gortfad; Patrick McEleney, Cloontagh; Manus McEleney, Mindoran; John McCarron, Cleagh; James Gibbons, Magheramore; Thomas Comiskey, Clonmany:; .Mary A. Quigley, Tandragee; Bernard Kelly, Annagh; Mrs. Wlnnle Grant,. Tornabratley, Brian Harkin, Ballyliffin; George O'Donnell, Straths;, Mrs. Margaret Toland, Ballindaroe; Mrs. Cecily Gibbons, Beltra.

Suggestion Boxes in Church

The Clonmany Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society have installed suggestion boxes in the parish churches recently.

If you are in need or are lonely or if you have any problem you would like to discuss do not hesitate to drop a note in the suggestion box.

If you know of any person who in your opinion is suffering hardship and who perhaps is reluctant to complain about it, you would show your concern by letting the Conference know.

Any and every suggestion for the improvement of life in the community would also be welcome, and you are assured that any matter coming through the suggestions boxes will be treated as strictly confidential whether it be signed or unsigned.

A Day to Remember

JULY 7th, 1974

I got an invitation to an outing in Moville
For all the O.A. Pensioners to sing and dance their fill.
I dressed up to perfection, I felt just like a star,
And Master Callaghan called for me in his private motor car.
When we reached the Cross may buses waited there,
And old timers met old timers with yarns to swap and share.
After a pleasant journey we arrived at our hotel
Where got the best attention and were treated extra well.
Then the Clonmany Ceili Band with John and Jimmy to the fore
And a hundred O.A. Pensioners stepped out to take the floor
The evening was full of fun, we enjoyed ourselves great,
And there were many old timers would just be hard to beat.
For step dancing and singing their names will never die,
Sure you couldn't but enjoy yourself unless you did not try.
Now that we are home again we enjoyed it one and all,
And we would like to thank the members of the St. Paul.

An Old age Pensioner

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