The Fianna Fail rep, who ran last time as an independent will retain his seat having secured 14.6% of first preference votes.
The area had a turnout of 58.2% and should see Marie Therese Gallagher returned a a councillor.
Fianna Fail's election strategy may also deliver a seat for the returning Enda Bonner.
John Sheamuis O Fearraigh has reason to be hopeful securing 1,187 first preferences.
Independent Micheal Chlom Mac Giolla Easbuig can also be confident with 755 first preferences or 6.8% of the vote as will Seamus Rodgers with 784 firs preferences. Also in the mix will be Michael McClafferty (896) and Ian Molloy (864).
Eliminiations and transfers will be crucial in finalising matters in Glenties when the counting of votes gets underway at the Highlands Hotel at 9am Sunday.
The final tallies: