We wish Danny McGonigle a speedy recovery after a short spell in hospital

A hearty welcome to Mr. and Mrs. Danny McLaughlin and family who have returned from England to live in Clonmany. No place like home.

Mrs. Brennan, the Square, is back after spending a very enjoyable holiday in America.

Conaratulations to Anthony Brennan who won 100 at bingo.

A new public telephone was installed in Clonmany for the first time on the 7th November, 1975

Deepest sympathy is extended to Mrs. Kilroy on the death of her mother.

Mrs. Peter Wilson has installed a new chipper.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Doherty, spent Christmas with their family in England.

A Mass was said in Clonmany Church, during which the Pioneer members for twenty-five years received their silver pins. Afterwards they had tea in Clonmany Hall followed by a very enjoyable dance.

Happy motoring to Edmund Doherty, The Square, who has got a new van, and to Thomas Comiskey who has got a new car.

Good luck to Hugo Boyce and Barry Doherty who have started dances in Ballyliffin.

Happy cycling to Ann and Ronan Molloy on their new bicycles.

Congratulations to Marie Boyce on her engagement to Shaun Doherty.

Culcross and Maghermore

Anne McConologue and Celine Doherty have started work in Tillies, Carndonagh.

John McDaid came home on a holiday from England.

Brigid Grant has started work in Butlers, Carndonagh.


Denis Doherty (S.B.) has started to work in the cutting room of Tillie and Henderson, Carndonagh.

Her many friends wish Mrs. Hannah Doherty (S.B.} a speedy recovery. She is at present in Letterkenny Hospital.

Congratulations to Kathleen Grant on her engagement

Gortfad, Rooskey, Cleagh

Sympathy is extended to the wife and family of the late Patrick Doherty, Gortfad, and to Mrs. Sarah McCarron, Cleagh, on the death of her uncle, Paddy Devlin, in the U.S.A., and to the relatives of the late Willie Devlin, Gortfad.

Congratulations to Neil and Mary B. O'Donnell on their adopted twins and wishing them every success and happiness in their upbringing.

Neil Clafferty, wife and family were on holiday in Cleagh and Rooskey

Mrs. John McCarron ( Rock) is very welcome home after an extended holiday in Sheffield and London.

Congratulations to Willie and Mrs. Gill, Gorteran, to John and Mrs. Doherty, Gortfad, and to Bernard and Mrs. Doherty, Cleagh, on new arrivals in their families.


Straid, Ballyhallion, Gortnahinsion

Congratulations to Bernie Mackey, Ballyhallion, and John Callaghan, Rashenny, on their recent weddings

The former Sheila Doherty, husband and family have returned to England after spending a long holiday with her mother, Brigid Doherty, Effishmore.

The Callaghans, Straid, are after spending a holiday with their daughter, Roisin and husband in England.

William Donaghey, Effishmore, is progressing well after a long spell in hospital.

A good many emigrants who have spent the festive season at home have returned again to their work in foreign countries.


Tullagh and Crossconnell

We extend our sympathy to Tommy McGonigle and family on the death of his wife Madge, and also to Brigld Doherty and Mary Devlin on the death of their sister Rose in Boston.

Congratulations and best wishes to all the newly weds, to Teresa Kerr who became Mrs Jenkins and is now living in Letterkenny, to Una Quigleyand Patrick Kearney, Carndonagh, and Kathleen Doherty (T} and John Friel, Dunaff, Kathleen's grandmother came from England for the big day.

Brian Kelly and his bride Elis Noone, Cloontagh, returned to live in England after their wedding in St. Mary's, Clonmany

Welcome to Fonsie McGonigle (T} and family who came to live in Crossconnell from England

We are glad to see John Doherty (N} home again after a spell in hospital

Congratulations to Angie Noone who got engaged to Winnie Fullerton, Buncrana.

Maureen Kerr spent a holiday with her family in England and met her new granddaughter

Isle of Doagh

Home from Scotland to live in their new house in Figart are Daniel McLaughlin (Master), his wife Rose and family.

Congratulations to Liam Gibbons on his recent engagement.

Michael Gibbons, Beltra, got another new Mobile Shop.We wish him good luck.

Johnny McColgan, Legahurry, is now working in Gibbon's shop.

Our sympathy goes to Hughie Doherty and family, Beltra, on the recent death of his wife Frances, to Lillie Gordon, Figart, on the death of her sister Bertha in America, and to Mrs. Danny Gordon on the death of her mother in Roscommon

During the recent storm a mine was washed in on Legahurry beach. It was blown up by the army.



Congratulations to the following on their recent marriages:- Peter Doherty and Finola Doherty and John Callaghan and Bernie Mackay.



Some of the residents in Annagh have been accident prone. Three of them have broken limbs, Mrs. Rose Doherty fell on the hill and broke her ankle, Mrs. Mary Doherty (N.) tripped and broke her leg, and Tony Mc.Eleney broke his leg while playing football. We wish them all a speedy recovery.

We give a very warm welcome to Marius Noone who has returned to live at home.

Congratulations to Owen Doherty on growing one of the largest turnips in the area, it weighed 23 Ibs. The turnip has now become the subject of a competition at the local Golf Club.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. John Devlin on the birth of another son.

Congratulations to Frances Hands on her win at the bingo in Bal'yliffin and also on her win the next night at the Cross.

Brendan Gill was home for Christmas. He is enjoying working in London.

Neil Noone has gone to work in London and we wish him the best of luck.

Mrs. Isobel Grant has gone to Glasgow for a holiday.

Neil Devlin has now completed building on the extension to his house.

The building of the new houses in Annaugh by Vincent Grant and Patrick Neil Grant are progressing rapidly.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, brother and sister of Bernard Kelly who died recently.


Ballyliffin and district

We wish many happy years of retirement to Srah Harkin, Strand Hotel, and good luck to Brian and Ann who have taken over the business.

Congratulations to Sadie McFaul on her marriage to Richie Douglas, Malin, also to Josie Harkin on her marriage to Billy Doherty, Carndonagh.

Happy motoring to Nurse Farren and Charlie in their new car.

We welcome the Kelly family of the Lake of Shadows, Buncrana, who have come to live in Ballyliffin.


Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Michael Hirrell, who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. All the family were home for the occasion. We wish them many more years of happinesss together.

Congratulations to Eilis Noone on her marriage to Brian Kelly, Tullaagh and to her sister Shiela on her engagement to Anthony Doherty, Urris.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Jim Doherty (B) on the birth of a baby boy, and to Mr. and Mrs. Michael McGonigle (Neil) on the birth of a baby boy.

We wish a speedy recovery to Mary Doherty (B) who has gone to Letterkenny Hospital.



We wish Mary Alice Doherty a very happy time. She has gone on a long holiday to California etc. etc. We are all waiting for the postcards.

Congratulations to Hubert Diver (Willie Joe) on his recent engagement to Catherine Doherty (Croher), Claggan and Fife. They are both in Fife at present.

We are glad to see Willie Joe Diver home and well again after spending a spell in hospital.

Two more new houses for Roxtown, one is being built by Paddy Doherty (Davey) and the other by Brian Doherty (Tim) .

St. Michael's Church, Urris, is now doing it in style with a lovely new electric organ, and at the organ we have Conny Doherty ( Con) , Letter, to cater for all occasions.

Conny and his wife Pat and family had a nice holiday in London after Christmas.

At present in London on a holiday is Angela O'Donnell. Have a good time Angela.

Kitty Kelly (Paddy Barney) has always been lucky at bingo. Her most recent big win was 100 in Ballyliffin.

We are very pleased and proud to see the Jay Bee Factory in Letter expanding. They have now taken over Diver's Hall again.

Jimmy McGilloway, wife and family were home recently visiting his mother Unie.

Of course as always there were loads of people home for the holiday at Christmas, too numerous to mention. But we are always pleased to see them.

Letter, Urrismanagh, Leenan and Leenankeel

Happy motoring to John Kearney in his new car

Congratulations to James Duffy on his big win at bingo recently.

We extend our sympathy to Mrs. Mary Kearney on the death of her brother-in-law.

Home on holidays at Christmas were Teddy Doherty, Jimmy Doherty (C ) and the O'Brien family.

We welcome back Jim Kelly who spent a holiday in England with his sons.

Good Luck to to Joe Jimmy Sean in his new car

Congratulations to Charlie Doherty (Harley) who won the Donegal and Ulster junior crosscountry championships.

Sarah Doherty (Hagan) spent a holiday in England with the family.

Also at home for Christmas were Micky and Bridie Crossan, Richard Doherty and Cornelius McLaughlin and his wife.

Congratulations to Anthony Doherty (Davis) on his engagement to Shiela Noone.

Happy motoring to Roger Doherty (Ranty) in his new car. Frances, Carmel and Roger spent a holiday in England.

Congratulationns to the following who were lucky at bingo recently, Alice Doherty (Davis), Eddie Doherty (J. N.), Rosie Doherty (J. S.), Annie Doherty (B. H.), and Roger Doherty (R.).

Tiernasligo, Dunaff

Congratulations to John Friel ( Danny) on his marriage to Kathleen Doherty (T.).We welcome Kathleen to Dunaff.

Deepest sympathy is extended to Plunkett Barr ori the death of his brother in Moville, to Mrs. Annie Friel on the death of her nephew, Neil Canny, as the result of an accident in London, to Michael Doherty (Andy) on the death of his father, to Mrs. Brigid Doherty ( Kane) on the death of her husband, and to the McGonigle family on the death of their mother

Good luck to the following who were lucky at bingo recently -Mary Friel (Ruddy), 100, Michael McGonigle, l00, and Eileen Doherty (A), 50.

Brigid McGonigle is at present on holiday with her family in London.

Good luck to Mary Friel, P.O., who has started nursing in Derry.

Eileen and Philip Doherty (Fanny) spent a short holiday with their Aunt Rose.

Hugh Doherty (Copen) and his two sons, Rodger and Hubert, spent a holiday with his sister in England.

Eddie Friel is at present on holiday at home with his family.

Good luck to Jim Donaghey and John Joe Dohertv with their new cars

Michael Anthony Canny (P) and his sons, Michael and Paul, spent a holiday with his father and sister recently.

Altahlla, Ballinaboe, Glebe

Congratulations to Frances Harkin and Liam McCallion on the birth of a baby girl, Elaine Bernadette.

Many happy days to Danny Harkin and Nora McLaughlin on their recent marriage. All Danny's sisters came home from England and Scotland to attend the wedding.

Congratulations to Marjorie McConnelogue (nee Harkin) on the birth of a baby boy, and to Nuala McElhinney (nee Harkin) on the birth of a baby girl.

Congratulations to Sarah Harkin on her engagaement.

John Doherty, wife and family came home from England to spend Christmas in Glebe.

Clonmany Shamrocks

Dear friends, A new season has started in the Inishowen Football League. This year again we have two teams entered, Clonmany Youths and Clonmany Shamrocks.

The Youths, we are happy to say, are improving and are expected to do quite well, while the Shamrocks are still a force to be reckoned with.

The club now has acquired insurance for players. All concerned consider insurance very important and see this as a great step forward.

The Inishowen Football League hope to get affiliated to the League of Ireland and this should open up many advantages to players.

The club hopes to run a competition for the youngsters this year again as the one last year was a great success.

Once again we would like to thank everyone who helped us out over the years and hope we can have your continued support.

Finally, we would like to say that anyone interested in joining the club will be very welcome.

Yours in Sport,
Clonmany Shamrocks


Richard Douglas, Malin, and Sarah Josephine McFaul, Ballyliffin, 29/11/75.

Michael Joseph Jennings, Claremorris and Letterkenny, and Teresa Kerr. Crossconnell, 19/12/75.

Brian Kelly, Tullagh, and Elizabeth Bernadette Noone, Cloontagh, 27/12/75

John Joseph Friel, Dunaff, and Sarah Kathleen Marie Doherty, Tullagh, 27/12/75.

Peter Doherty, Rashenny, and Anna Maria Finola Doherty, Tandragee, 27/12/75.

Patrick Gerard Kearney, Carndonagh, and Una Mary Bernadette Quigley. Tullagh. 31/12/75.

Philip Anthony Davenport, Carndonagh, and Maria Josephine Farren, Straid, 31/12/75.

John Joseph Marius Callaghan, Rashenny, and Anna Bernadette Mackey, Ballyhallion, 5/1/76

Daniel Joseph Doherty, Carndonagh, and Josephine Harkin, Ballyliffin , 22/1/76

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Mr. and Mrs. Phelim Davenport after their wedding in St. Mary's Church, Clonmany. The bride is the former Miss Marie Farren, Straid, Clonmany. The best man was Mr. Gerard Davenport and the groomsman Mr. Dessie Farren. Miss Eileen Farren and Miss Mary K. Davenport


Bernard Quigley, Clonmany, aged 68 years, died 31/10/75,

Mrs. Frances Doherty, Beltra, aged 70 years, died 12/11/75

Patrick Doherty, Gortfad, aged 70 years, died 12/12/75

John Joseph Rogan, Cloontagh, aged 60 years, died 13/12/75.

Mrs. Mary McGonigle, Dunaff, aged 95 years, died 2/1/76.

Mrs. Madge McGonigle, Crossconnell, aged 71 years, died 7/1/76,

William Devlin. Gortfad. aced 75 Years, died 13/1/76.

John Doherty, Dunaff, aged 91 years, died 28/1/76.

Bernard Kelly, Annagh, aged 51 years, died 4/2/76.

Mrs. Brigid Mailey, Cloughfin, aged 76 years, died 11/2/76.

Mrs. Teresa Diver, Letter, aged 76 years, died 18/2/76.

Philip Grant, Binion, aged 83 years, died 18/2/76.

Charles Doherty, Tiernasliao, aaed 84 years, died 11/2/76.

Anne Josephine Doherty, Clonmany, aged 64 years. died 13/3/76

Denis McDaid. Rashenny, aged 74 Years died 13/3/76.

The Stations For Lent Were:-

Daniel Carr, Leenan; Roger Doherty, Urrismana; Mrs Mary Gibbons, Letter; Robert Ivers, Tiernasligo; Miss Susan Doherty, Lower Dunaff ; John Devlin, Roxtown; Ronald Hudson, Crossconnell; Thomas Kelly, Straid; Roger Doherty, Tirhoran; Patrick Waters, Ballinaboe; John Gill, Gortfad; Hugh McEleney, Mindoran; Neil Noone, Cloontagh; Michael McEleney, Cleagh; Patrick Doherty, Magheramore; Daniel McEieney, Clonmany; Philip Gill, Tandragee; Manus Doherty, Annagh; Denis Grant, Bailyliffin; John Doherty (Philip), Tornabratley; Peter Doherty, Rashenny; Eugene McLaughlin, Doaghmore; and Michael Gordon, Figart


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