Clonmany Catholics
June 1975

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Preparations for Festival '75 are in full swing at the moment. The Festival opens on Saturday, 2nd August, with the official opening ceremony taking place on Sunday, 3rd. The closing day is Monday, l1th August.

The Festival Committee are doing their utmost to ensure an enjoyable and entertaining week to all patrons of the Festival. This year's programme consists of numerous new ideas as well as the usual events

The Festival was initiated seven years ago to be a week of getting together, of emigrants returning in the same week to enjoy with their familes, friends and numerous visitors to the district a week of varied entertainment

The idea caught on and now the first week of August is looked forward to by so many and to each we offer a hearty Cead Mile Failte.

Clonmany, Binnion and Tandragee Tornabratley
Gorfad, Rooskey, Cleagh Gortnahinsion, Tirhoran, Effishmore
Tullagh and Crossconnell Isle of Doagh Rasheeny
Annaugh Cloontagh Roxtown
Letter, Urrismanagh, Leenan, Leenankeel Tiernasligo, Dunaff
Altahalla, Ballinaboe, Glebe
Clonmany Shamrocks Marriages Deaths

Clonmany, Binnion, Tandragee

Gaddyduff National School 1940 - click on image to view a larger version and the pupils names

The Clonmany Festival will take place this year from 2nd - 11th August. Meetings in regard to the Festival are being held every Tuesday night in the Parochial Hall.

Clonmany Shamrocks are once again in the Top Four Football Competition. They succeeded in getting through to the semi-final by beating Westbrook 4-0.

Clonmany Civil Defence Organisation are going on their annual outing to Dunree Fort.

A new car park beside the chapel is now nearing completion.

The I.C.A. women went on their annual outing to the West of Donegal and enjoyed it tremendously.

Barry Doherty (Phil) was the winner of the Pool Competition which took place at Bradley's Arcade

Good luck and best wishes to Anthony Doherty (F.} who is opening a butcher shop at the Cross.

We wish Annie Doherty and Jimmy O' Brien a speedy recovery.


Maureen Grant, Susie and Rosaleen Doherty have gone to Manchester on holidays.

Denis Doherty (D.P.), wife and family are home from England on holidays.

Congratulations to Mrs. Mary A. Grant on winning 100 at bingo, and to Teresa and Dan Gerard Noone on the birth of their first baby

Mrs. Ellen Grant, Ardnascanlon, is out of hospital and is staying with her daughter Mary in Meentagh.

Bernard Toland has gone to England to work.

Sympathy is extended to the wife and family of Willie Toland, Ballymacmurty, who died suddenly.

Her many friends wish Mrs. Mary McLaughlln (C.P.), a speedy recovery.

Gortfad, Rooskey, Cleagh

Mrs. Mary Grant, Cleagh, is presently in Carndonagh hospital. Best wishes go from all the neighbours for a complete recovery. Her son Brian is home since she became sick.

Mary Agnes McCarron has gone to work in Dublin.

Congratulations to Colm Wilson and Shirley on the birth of a baby

Willie Doherty and his wife are having a holiday in London with members of the family.

Good luck and success to Bernard Doherty in his new business venture and to Anthony Doherty, Gortfad, in his butcher shop in Clonmany.

Anne Marie Doherty, Gorteran, has joined the Civil Service in Dublin.

Some recent winners at bingo -Mrs. Sarah McCarron 10, Mrs. Mary Wilson 5, and Rhona Doherty 20.

Mrs. Margaret Gill, Rooskey, had some members of the family on holiday recently.

Gortnahinsion, Tirhoran, Effishmore

Congratulations to James and Margaret Doherty, Gortnahinsion, on the birth of their twin boys

Best of luck to the Gibbons family, Adderville, with their new Massey Ferguson tractor

Brigid Donaghey, Effishmore, has got married to Jim Doherty (Briney), Cloontagh, and is now living there.We wish them the best of luck.

Rodger Doherty has settled back again in Tirhoran after a long absence in England.

With the good spell of weather most turf are saved, so coal and gas bills should be well reduced. However, the drought is affecting the crops and water supply so it's hard to please everyone.


Tullagh and Crossconnell

Josie Doherty (Tim) has gone to visit her brother, Edward, in Canada and her aunt in Boston

Congratulations to Phil Kelly on playing for the Donegal football team which won the Dr. McKenna Cup

We are glad to see Mary O'Donnell well again after her eye operation.

Welcome to Mr. and Mrs. Hutchinson who have come to reside in the house known as Shiners, which they have recently purchased.

Home on a holiday from England were Paddy Devlin (C) wife and family.

George McDermott and Brian Kelly were home for Easter

Johnnie Doherty (N) was home on a visit

Nora McLaughlin is back on a visit from her daughters in Belfast.

The long spell of fine weather has brought a capacity crowd to the caravan site and summer houses

Isle of Doagh

Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock - click on image to view a larger version

Congratulations to Denis McLaughlin (Castles) on his marriage to Mary Breslin, Moville. His sister Rose came from America for the occasion

Congratulations also to Evelyn Gibbons, Beltra, on her recent marriage.

Congratulations to Danny and Margaret Gordon, Figart, on the birth of their baby girl and also to Barney and Anne Doherty (Ownie Brian) on the birth of their baby boy.

Happy motoring to the following with their new cars, Eddie Sheils, Paddy Gordon and Danny McGonagle.

We extend our sympathy to the Toland family, Ballindavoe, on the sudden death of their mother

Sympathy also goes to the relatives of William Houghton, formerly of Legahurry, who died in Charlestown, America. He emigrated to America thirty years ago.


Congratulations to Veronica Callaghan on her recent marriage and to Eugene Toland on winning 100 at the bingo in the Metric.


A very warm welcome back home to Barney Kelly who has been in hospital and we all wish him a speedy recovery.

The holiday bug appears to have hit Annagh, with Mrs. Lil McLaughlin off to the States for six weeks, Vincent and Margaret Grant off to London for two weeks, Danny and Marjorie McConnologue and Brendan and Helen Doherty away to the Spring Show in Dublin.

A very warm welcome home to Packie N. Grant and Pat Grant who have just come from the States.

Another recent visitor to Annagh was Eamon O'Dea, husband of Mary Grant.

We wish Brigid Doherty (M) a speedy recovery. She is presently in Merlin Park Hospital, Galway.

Work will shortly commence on the cleaning of the big drain.

The dry spell of weather is causing a shortage of water; however, there are compensations as everyone has their turf cut, dried and out of the moss


Good luck to Tony Doherty who will be moving into his new house shortly.

We congratulate the following on their recent marriages, Jim Doherty to Brigid Donaghey, Effishmore, and Michael McGonigle to Eileen McWilliams. Newcastle

Congratulations to Ann and Gerald McErlean on the birth of a baby girl.

We wish a happy holiday to Phil and Mary Doherty who have gone to England.

Happy motoring to Corney McGonigle in his new Opel Kadett.

Welcome home to Mrs. Annie Doherty after a spell in a Dublin hospital.

Best of luck to Sheila Noone who has gone to work in England


James and Patrick Doherty (Phil), Roxtown, have gone to work in England.

Annie Diver (Willie Joe), Roxtown, is home again after spending a nice holiday in London.

Mary Alice Doherty had a visit from her sister-in-Iaw ( Frank's wife) all the way from San Francisco.

Letter, Urrismanagh, Leenan and Leenankeel

All the best to Bredge O' Donnell (Peadre) and her fiance Denis Coyle, Derry, who came home from England. I believe we shall be flearlng wedding bells in August.

Good luck to Angela O'Donnell (Peadre) who has gone to take up nursing in Derry

Happy motoring to Hubert Diver (Willie Joe) who has come home from England with his new Cortina.

The Roxtown women really enjoyed themselves Glencolumbkille where they went on a bus run with the Urris G.AA

We all wish a speedy recovery to Alice McLaughlin (Taylor) who is at present in Letterkenny hospital.

Welcome home again to Teresa Diver, Letter. after spending a long holiday in Letterkenny

We are really getting with it in Urris; Connie Doherty (Con) has got a new pool table

Fanny and Cis Toland, Letter, came from Scotland to visit their mother

We all wish a speedy recovery to Mr. John Butler, Carndonagh, who has kept our factory at Letter going well for many vears.

Vera Carr, Letter, husband and family spent a holiday at home

Congratulations to John Barney Harley, who won£100 at bingo recently

We wish the best of luck to Ollie Doherty (J.S.) and Roger Doherty (R) in their new job.

Welcome home to Brigid Holland after spending a holiday in England. Her sister Rose was also home

Good luck to Monica Ooherty (O) in her new job in Clonmany Post Office and to Brigid Ooherty (C) who started work in Ballyllffin Hotel.

The fishing season has started. Home from England for it are, Joe Kearney, Daniel Doherty and Joe O'Donnell, and from Dublin, Phil Kearney with a nice new car

Safe motoring to Danny O'Donnell in his new car and also to Jimmy Doherty (J) in his new Hillmnn Hunter

We extend our sympathy to John and Maggie Diver on the death of their daughter Mary in Australia.

We also extend our sympathy to Bridie Conaghan on the death of her father in Buncrana.

We welcome home Michael McLaughlin, wife and family from England. Michael intends to stay and we hear that he is doing a good job for the Urris G.A A

Good luck to Neal Doherty with his new car, and also to Charlie Doherty with his new Cortina.

Paddy Doherty is busy mending his nets for the fishing.

Congratulations to James Duffy who got engaged to Anne Jackson

Happy motoring to Joe Dohertv (Jack) in his new mini

We wish Edward and Sarah Doherty many happy hours of viewing on their new T. V. and also to John and Maggie Brennan on their new TV

We welcome home from England Denis Doherty (Jimmy Ned)

Good luck to all the fishermen in their new salmon season

Tiernasligo, Dunaff

Good luck to the McDonald brothers with their new boat, "Seagull"

Congratulations to Catherine Donaghey who got engaged to Brendan O'Shea from Kerry.

Congratulations to the following who were lucky winners at Clonmany Bingo recently: Mary Ann Canny, Sarah McGonigle, Michael McGonigle, Lily Ivers, Sadie Friel, Annie Friel and Teresa A Friel

Congratulations to the following children from Tiernasligo School who received their First Holy Communion in Urris Church on Whit Sunday: Catrina Kearney, Leenan, Martina O'Donnell, Roxtown, John Doherty (C), Tiernasligo, Patrick Doherty, Roxtown, John Conaghan, Urrismanagh, and Jackie Doherty, Leenan.

Good viewing to James Canny with his new T .V.

Brian Friel is at present on holiday from Wales with his uncle Dan and family.

Good luck to Michael Friel (Dan) due to start his new job as Civil Engineer in Dundalk.

Jim Donaghey has one of his holiday houses in Dunaff completely renovated

Hugh Doherty (Copen) is building a large store.

Pat Doherty's (Tailor) cow gave birth to twin calves.

Good luck to Sally McGonigle (Joe) who has taken up employment in Castleblaney

We welcome Delma and Michael McLaughlin and family who have come to live in Tiernasligo. Delma's father, mother and sister spent a holiday with them at Whit.

Mrs. Ann McGonigle (Joe) is home from England after attending her sister's wedding

Good luck to Daniel N. Friel (Dan) and Michael Doherty (Andy) with their new

Altahlla, Ballinaboe, Glebe

Deepest sympathy is extended to the Devlin Family on the death of their brother Paddy.

Contgratulations to Frances Harkin (J) on her marriage to Liam McCallion,, Buncrana

We all wish the best of luck to Margaret McLaughlin { Bonner) and husband and family who have come home to live and are busy buildillg their new house

Clonmany Shamrocks

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Clonmany Shamrocks have made remarkable progress over the last few years. Starting with one team they later formed a Clonmany Youths side, and are at present running an under-sixteen league competition.

Last year the Shamrocks won the Top Four competition and the Eamonn Gillen Memorial Trophy. This year they are again doing well and are in a strong challenging position for honours.

The club would like to thank all who have helped them during the past few seasons and they look forward to continued support.



Patrick John Boyle, Burnfoot, and Marie Teresa McGonigle, Cloontagh.31/3/75.

James Doherty, Cloontagh, and Brigid Donaghey, Effishmore, 3/4/75

James McKinney Burnfoot and Sarah Veronica Callaghan, Rashenny, 3/4/75.

Cornelius Brendan McLaughlin, Letter, and Evelyn Brigid Gibbons, Beltra, 3/4/75.

William Vincent McCallion, Tullydish, Buncrana, and Frances Christina Harkin, Glebe, 7/4/75.

Dominic Anthony McNamara, Garryowen, Limerick, and Cecilia Veronica Doherty, Coolcross, 31/5/75.



Patrick Devlin, Ballinaboe, aged 64 Years, died 4/4/75.

Mrs. Margaret Toland, Ballindaboe, aged 77 years, died 5/4/75.

William Toland, Ballymacmurty, aged 81 years, died 6/4/75.

Bernard Devlin, Boherna, aged 74 years, died 6/4/75.

Mrs. Kate Gibbons, Cloontagh, aged 83 years, died 12/4/75.

Elizabeth Doherty, Urrismanagh, aged 95 years, died 28/5/75.

Edward Toland, Ballinaboe, aged 66 years died 11/6/75



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