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Carrigallen Community News
26th December 2011

Excellence Community Service Arts Award
Congratulations to Maura Williamson who received  Excellence in Community Service Arts Award for her work and dedication in the setting up, co-ordination and delivery of drama camps and activities for children with specials needs in the Community. This award was presented by the Ministers of Hosanna House Cavan at the function last Thursday night. Speaking to Maura she was delighted to have received this Award, as she enjoys very much bringing the art of drama to children and adults in the community with Special Needs.  She also said, “Work like this cannot be done alone”, and Maura would like to thank Carol Anne Farrelly, Colette Maguire, Martina Tiernan and Noelle Farrelly who were also founder members of special ability camps in Killeshandra now running seven years. Maura is also Artistic Director of Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen and very well known within the Artistic fields in Leitrim and Cavan.

Congratulations
Congratulations to David Rawle who has been selected to play the lead role in a new comedy series called Moone Boy. It is a six part comedy series by Chris O'Dowd and Nick Murphy and is set in boyle, Co Roscommon in 1989. David will play Martin a quirky, creative eleven year old with an imaginery friend Sean (played by Chris O'Dowd) who also narrates the show. He is a member of Leitrim Youth Theatre Company, Carrigallen. David is son of Felim and Bernie Rawle, Carrigallen.

A Thank You Jesus Christmas Tree
A Thanksgiving Mass will take place in Drumeela Church on Sunday 1st January 2012 at 10:00am. Anyone who would like to have their petition prayed for must fill in the petition cards alongside and place on the Christmas tree. All petitions will be offered up on New Years Day.
 
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19th December 2011

Christmas at the Corn Mill Theatre & Arts Centre
The Corn Mill Theatre Group presents the Up Close & Smelly Tour of Victor's Dung written and directed by Seamus O'Rourke on Tuesday 27th December and Wednesday 28th December 2011. Cast: Seamus O'Rourke, Tommy Sharkey and Charles McGuinness.

Victor’s Dung is set in a farm yard, complete with its very own dung heap, outdoor toilet and rather poor broadband reception. It is the comic tale of Victor Maguire, a crude, vulgar, abrupt, un-PC Cavan farmer who gets a surprise one Friday morning. We are then taken on whirlwind journey through Victor’s somewhat sad and unconventional life, meeting up with many a strange bucko along the way...Hold on to your hats… and your sweets (because there may be Cavan people in the audience)...this could get messy.

Doors open at 8:00pm and Show starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com. For more information www.seamusorourke.com

Carrigallen Library Christmas Holidays
Carrigallen Library will be opened as usual on Wednesday 21st December and then will reopen on Wednesday 4th January 2012. Happy Christmas to all.

25 Card Drive
On Tuesday 27th December 2011 the 3rd annual 25 Card Game in aid of the North West Hospice will be held in M.J's Bar at 9:30pm. This event is sponsored by MJ's Bar and all card players are invited to attend. There will also be a raffle on the night with lots of prizes on offer. Last years event raised €430 so this year we hope to better that achievement.

Carol Service
Drumeela National School children are having their Carol Service Angels, Shepherds & Elves on Wednesday 21st December at 7:30pm in St Mary’s Church, Drumeela.  All are welcome!

A Thank You Jesus Christmas Tree
A Thanksgiving Mass will take place in Drumeela Church on Sunday 1st January 2012 at 10:00am. Anyone who would like to have their petition prayed for must fill in the petition cards alongside and place on the Christmas tree. All petitions will be offered up on New Years Day.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen Outreach Office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Happy Christmas
Christmas greetings to all at home and abroad who read this column. Thanks to all who supplied me with notes throughout the year.  Also, season’s greeting to the editor and staff of the Leitrim Observer.
 
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12th December 2011

Christmas at the Corn Mill Theatre & Arts Centre
The Corn Mill Theatre Group present the Up Close & Smelly Tour of Victor's Dung written and directed by Seamus O'Rourke on Tuesday 27th December and Wednesday 28th December 2011. Cast: Seamus O'Rourke, Tommy Sharkey and Charles McGuinness.

Victor’s Dung is set in a farm yard, complete with its very own dung heap, outdoor toilet and rather poor broadband reception. It is the comic tale of Victor Maguire, a crude, vulgar, abrupt, un-PC Cavan farmer who gets a surprise one Friday morning. We are then taken on whirlwind journey through Victor’s somewhat sad and unconventional life, meeting up with many a strange bucko along the way… Hold on to your hats… and your sweets (because there may be Cavan people in the audience)… this could get messy.

Doors open at 8:00pm and Show starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com. For more information www.seamusorourke.com

25 Card Drive
On Tuesday 27th December 2011 the 3rd annual 25 Card Game in aid of the North West Hospice will be held in M.J's Bar at 9:30pm. This event is sponsored by M.J's Bar and all card players are invited to attend. There will also be a raffle on the night with lots of prizes on offer. Last years event raised €430 so this year we hope to better that achievement.

Bingo

Bingo continues on Sunday next 18th December 2011 at 8:30pm in the Community Centre, Carrigallen. Weekly prize money of €3,000.

Sympathy

The death occurred of Joe Maguire, Clooncorrick, Carrigallen and late of Ardery, Drumreilly, Co Leitrim at Cavan General Hospital on Monday 5th December 2011. Joe had been living in Carrigallen for the past number of years. He was a very decent and reliable person and was always willing to give a helping hand when needed. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Sympathy is extended to his sister Margaret Keegan, Drumreilly and brother Hugh, Drumreilly; nieces, nephews; relatives and friends. May he Rest in Peace. Removal of remains was to St Mary's Church, Drumreilly and Fr Denis Murray, PP officiated at the  funeral Mass, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen

Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen Outreach Office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.
 
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5th December 2011

Congratulations
Congratulations to Michael Kenny, Aughawillen, Carrigallen on winning the Community Person/Club Volunteer of the Year Award in Lough Wrynn on Saturday night last at the Leitrim Sports Star Awards 2011. His wife Mary accepted the award on his behalf. Michael would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who nominated him for this award.  He said that “it is an honour to have won as I love and enjoy being involved in the GAA and athletics”. Looking forward to seeing Michael back in the GAA grouds and on the athletic tracks in the not too distant future.

Women's Group
The Women's Group Christmas Party takes place in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel next Saturday night 10th December 2011 at 7:30pm. Anyone who has not given their names to the Committee, please do so now. Everyone welcome!

Foróige
The Foróige meeting last Thursday evening was well attended with many new members enrolling. Leaders are still needed so if you want to volunteer a couple of hours of your time please come along to their meeting on Thursday 8th December 2011 at 8:30pm. On Saturday 10th December the members will erect the crib at the Community Center and the following week they plan a trip to the cinema on Friday 16th December.

Crafty Ladies
Next meeting of the Crafty Ladies will be held on Friday 9th December 2011 from 10:00am to 12:30pm in room beside Carrigallen Post Office.

SVP Annual Appeal
The annual St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal takes place at Mass in Carrigallen and Drumeela this weekend (10th & 11th December). Christmas, with its extra financial burdens, can be a very stressful time for many families and individuals in difficult circumstances. This is particularly so since the removal of the Christmas bonus for Social Welfare recipients. Your support is vital to enable SVP to make Christmas a time to remember for everyone. Please support generously and help people in need in your local area.

Community Text Alert Scheme
Our Community Text Alert Scheme is now up and running with almost 300 people signed up. This is a great response in a short time and we hope that those who have not yet signed up will do so in the very near future. The more people who are part of the TEXT scheme gives a greater chance for the Community to be aware of any suspicious activity in the area. As winter closes in and with Christmas approaching we all know that these opportunist  criminals will be more active as they seek to fund their illegal activities. To sign up to the TEXT scheme just fill in the Envelope with your name, address and mobile number along with the Annual Subscription of €5. The Envelopes are available from shops in Carrigallen and Newtowngore. Together we can make our Community a safer and more secure place for all of us...... Don't leave it to others, do it today.

Bingo
Bingo continues on Sunday next 11th December 2011 at 8:30pm in the Community Centre, Carrigallen. Weekly prize money of €3,000.

Sensory Room in Mohill Library
The Sensory Room in Mohill Library was officially opened on Thursday 1st December. The opening was part of Leitrim County Councils activities for National Accessibility Week. The Sensory Room is now available for parents and carers of children with delayed development. It is equipped to assist children through play to develop and help reach their full potential. There are various items in the room which can assist a parent or carer to fine tune a child's coordination, sequencing, body awareness, visual stimulation, colour matching, cause and effect, counting, tactile abilities and so on. It can also be used to calm and relax a child. It will be best if parents or carers of children who are already attending an occupational therapist to seek advise from them on how best to use the room. Users of the room will have to register to utilize the room and book in advance. There will be no charge. A letter from a GP or a therapist stating that using the room will benefit the child will be required within six months of registering. It can be booked in Mohill Library or by phoning Mohill Library at 07196 31360.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen Outreach Office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Pilgrimage to Fatima 2012
The annual pilgrimage to Fatima takes place from 2nd to 9th August 2012. Seven nights full board ensuite in the Tres Pastorinhos Hotel which is situated beside the Sanctuary. Cost €714. Guided Tours. Bus from Ballinamore via Cavan to Dublin airport. Return cost €30 approx. Spiritual Director Fr. Tom Mc Manus PP. For details contact Mamie Flynn on 071-9644148.
 
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28th November 2011

Leitrim Guardian Person of the Year Award
The launch of the Leitrim Guardian 2012 was held on Friday night next 25th November 2011 in The Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon at 8:00pm. On the night the Corn Mill Theatre Group were presented with the Leitrim Guardian Person of the Year Award in recognition of their contribution to the community and the arts, in particular the role of the Group as ambassador for art, and for Leitrim in the country. Gus Ward accepted the award on behalf of the Group. In his speech he thanked all those who are involved in any way with the Corn Mill Theatre Group, all giving their time on a voluntary basis, thus making it the success that it is today. Also, local man Kevin Brennan, Druminchin, Carrigallen won a Literary Award for Poetry. Congratulations to all.

Carrigallen Vocational School
Carrigallen Vocational School hit the national headlines for all the right reasons last week when it was named amongst a small number of schools country wide who saw 100% of their Leaving Certificate classes of 2010-2011 go on to third level education. School principal Declan Conboy, who succeeded Eamon Daly in 2008, was busy responding to questions and interviews from local and national radio and print media following the release of the figures. He attributed the success in guiding students toward third level, the strong emphasis on career guidance, along with the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (L.C.V.P.). Mr Conboy strongly emphasised that a major contributing factor is the very committed staff who go beyond the call of duty to assist students achieve their maximum potential, along with the support and encouragement from their parents.  Well done to all involved!

Sympathy
Sympathy is extended to Joan Kerrigan and family, Beaghmore, Carrigallen on the recent death of her mother Betty Gaffney late of Geevagh, Co Sligo. May she Rest in Peace.

Community Care Christmas Party
The Community Care Annual Christmas Party will be held on Sunday 4th December 2011 in Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, commencing at 3:00pm. Anyone who has not received an invitation, please do go along on the day.

Foróige Club
Enrollment meeting for children from 1st year to Leaving Cert ages on Thursday 1st December at 8:30pm in the Community Hall, Carrigallen. Trina, Regional Foróige Coordinator will be there to explain activities, etc. Old and new members are welcome. Parents need to sign Consent Forms. The support of parents and other adults who are willing to become leaders for a year is really essential, as there is alot of interest from the children. The need for many leaders is vital, to make it an enjoyable experience for the young adults in the Club. Look forward to seeing you there.

Bingo
Bingo continues on Sunday next 4th December 2011 at 8:30pm in the Community Centre, Carrigallen. Weekly prize money of €3,000.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen Outreach Office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Pilgrimage to Fatima 2012
The annual pilgrimage to Fatima takes place from 2nd to 9th August 2012. Seven nights full board ensuite in the Tres Pastorinhos Hotel which is situated beside the Sanctuary. Cost €714. Guided Tours. Bus from Ballinamore via Cavan to Dublin airport.  Return cost €30 approx. Spiritual Director Fr. Tom Mc Manus PP. For details contact Mamie Flynn on 071-9644148.
 
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21st November 2011

Leitrim Guardian Person of the Year Award
The launch of the Leitrim Guardian 2012 will he held on Friday night next 25th November 2011 in The Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon at 8:00pm. On the night the Corn Mill Theatre Group will be presented with the Leitrim Guardian Person of the Year Award in recognition of their contribution to the community and the arts, in particular the role of the Group as ambassador for art, and for Leitrim in the country. Tickets are available from Ann Murray on 086 8966973.

Community Care Christmas Party
The Community Care Annual Christmas Party will be held on Sunday 4th December 2011 in Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, commencing at 3:00pm. Anyone who has not received an invitation, please do go along on the day.

Pastoral Council
The Carrigallen/Drumeela/Drumreilly Pastoral Council decided to remember in a special way, all those who died during the last year. Mass will be celebrated in Drumeela Church on Friday 25th November 2011 at 8:00pm. A representative from each of the three Churches will do the Readings and the Prayers of the Faithful. There will be a lighted candle for each of the deceased on the alter and this may be taken away by the family after Mass. It is hoped that as many people in the parish can attend.

Christmas Memories
Spiders Ankles present Christmas Memories directed by Fr. Patsy Young in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Saturday 26th November 2011. Doors open at 8:00pm and show sarts at 8:30pm. Time to get into the festive mood with this wonderful one man show by Anthony Boyle under the masterful direction of Fr. Patsy Young.

Community Coffee Morning
A Coffee/Tea Morning in support of the Hass Family, Cluain Álainn, Carrigallen will be held in the Community Centre at 12 noon on Sunday 27th November 2011. This fundraiser is in remembrance of little Michel (aged 7) RIP.  Michel was part of our community for the past two years. Losing this special boy has left a huge void for his family, especially coming up to Christmas. This is an opportunity for our community to rally round and show support.

Community Text Alert Scheme
Our Community Text Alert Scheme is now up and running with almost 300 people signed up. This is a great response in a short time and we hope that those who have not yet signed up will do so in the very near future. The more people who are part of the TEXT scheme gives a greater chance for the Community to be aware of any suspicious activity in the area. As winter closes in and with Christmas approaching we all know that these opportunist  criminals will be more active as they seek to fund their illegal activities. To sign up to the TEXT scheme just fill in the Envelope with your name, address and mobile number along with the Annual Subscription of €5. The Envelopes are available from shops in Carrigallen and Newtowngore. Together we can make our Community a safer and more secure place for all of us. Don't leave it to others, do it today.

Bingo
Bingo continues on Sunday next 27th November 2011 at 8:30pm in the Community Centre, Carrigallen. Weekly prize money of €3,000.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.
 
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14th November 2011

Michael Murray RIP
There was wide spread regret in Carrigallen and surrounding areas with the death of Michael Murray, late of Bredagh, Carrigallen. He was born on 15th September 1949 and was the third youngest son of the late Eugene and Bessie Murray, Aughavore, Carrigallen. He received his early education at Drumbreanlis National School and later at Carrigallen Vocational School. He emigrated to England some forty-four years ago, where he opened his own business as a gas cooker mechanic. He also worked on the buildings.  He returned to live in Carrigallen twenty-three years ago where he enjoyed the hospitality he received from everbody. He had a special place in his heart for the older generation, who he helped in their hour of need. He will be sadly missed by everyone around.  He is survived by his daughter Leanne; son-in-law Richard; grandchildren; sister Mary Ellen; brothers Hughie, John, James, Joe, Terry, Bernie, Vincent and Peter; sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Removal was from St Patrick's Hospital Chapel, Carrick-on-Shannon to St Mary's Church, Drumeela.  Funeral Mass was con-celebrated by Fr Ultan McGoohan, Fr Sean McIntyre and Fr Denis Murray PP on Monday 10th October 2011 with burial to the adjoining cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Cinema Arrived in Carrigallen
Cinema arrived in Carrigallen for Halloween, on 29th October with The Screen Room showing Hocus Pocus for children & The Rocky Horror Picture Show for adults. The audience threw themselves into the Halloween theme, by dressing up in fancy dress - kids and adults alike. 'The Screen Room' premier was a big success, and we hope to build on this  - showing a film each month throughout the dark winter months. We hope to be in the Corn Mill Theatre for the next screening, so keep an eye out for posters, etc - our next film will be towards the end of November.

Women's Group
Get into the spirit of Christmas, with flower arranging, cake decorating, and a display of beautiful cards and pictures in Mitchell's on next Saturday 19th November 2011 at 9:00pm. Everyone Welcome!!!!

8th Annual One Act Drama Festival
On Sunday 20th November at 2:30pm the 8th Annual One Act Drama Festival will be held. Four confined groups with four different play's ensure a great afternoon of drama. Adjudicator is John Carty. Coachford Players from Cork make their first visit to Carrigallen, while Cloonacool were the winners of the Confined Section at our festival in 2010. Millrace Drama Group and Lough Gill Players are regular visitors to our festival. Admission is €10.

Upcoming Shows in the Corn Mill Theatre
Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen will perform two devised pieces by two of its members  Barry Taylor and Jack Williamson on Thursday 24th November and Friday 25th November at 8:30pm. The event is suitable for youth groups to attend as a social event. Christmas Memories, directed by Fr Patsy Young will be on Saturday 26 November 2011. All Bookings  at 0494339612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Community Text Alert Scheme
Our Community Text Alert Scheme is now up and running with almost 300 people signed up. This is a great response in a short time and we hope that those who have not yet signed up will do so in the very near future. The more people who are part of the TEXT scheme gives a greater chance for the Community to be aware of any suspicious activity in the area.  As winter closes in and with Christmas approaching we all know that these opportunist  criminals will be more active as they seek to fund their illegal activities. To sign up to the TEXT scheme just fill in the Envelope with your name, address and mobile number along with the Annual Subscription of €5. The Envelopes are available from shops in Carrigallen and Newtowngore. Together we can make our Community a safer and more secure place for all of us. Don't leave it to others, do it today.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service
The Blood Transfusion Service will visit St Brigid's Community Centre, Loch Gowna on Wednesday 16th November and Thursday 17th November 2011 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm.

Bingo
Bingo continues on Sunday next 20th November 2011 at 8:30pm in the Community Centre, Carrigallen. Weekly prize money of €3,000.

Anyone Could Rob a Bank
Anyone Could Rob a Bank, a side splitting comedy directed by Josephine McCaffrey and performed by the Rynn Players on Friday 18th November 2011 at 8:00pm in Ballinamore Community Centre.  Tickets €10/Under 12s €5, can be booked in advance by calling Mary 087 7708865 or can be purchased on the door on the night. All proceeds are going to the North West Simon Community.  This play is guaranteed to make you laugh.  Please support this worthy cause!

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Carrick-on-Shannon & District Historical Society
Carrick-on-Shannon & District Historical Society invites you to a Lecture given by Brendan Harvey ‘Sliabh an Iarainn, The Evolution of a Mountain from 1797 to the present day' on Wednesday 16th November 2011 at 8:00pm in The Bush Hotel. All welcome!

Thank You
Clare McLoughlin, Drumshanbo and Ann Marie McNiff, Keadue would like to say a sincere thank you to everyone who donated Christmas shoeboxes to their recent appeal Outreach Moldova. It was with great delight that we watched approximately 300 shoeboxes set off on their 3,000km journey to Moldova last Sunday. These shoeboxes will make dreams come through this Christmas and bring the magic of Christmas back into the lives of these children.
 
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7th November 2011

The Late Helen Murphy RIP

The death occurred of the late Helen Murphy (nee Williams), Aughawillen, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim on Tuesday 25th October 2011 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.  Helen was a member of the Williams family from Clooncorrick and she spent her younger days as a cook for the late Lord Kilbrackan. She moved to Aughawillen on the occasion of her marriage to her late husband Patrick. Her hobbies included reading, knitting and attending bingo. Helen was a very religious lady and was a very good neighbour. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Sympathy is extended to her daughters Mary and Ann; son Michael; brother Larry; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; relatives and friends. Removal of her remains was to St Mary's Church, Carrigallen and funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr Denis Murray PP with burial to the adjoining cemetery. May she Rest in Peace.

The Pitch in the Corn Mill Theatre
The Pitch is the new play written by Shane Connaughton and directed by Will Govan. It will be performed by the Moth Company, starring Seamus O'Rourke, Fiona Fitzpatrick and Ray Fitzsimons in the Corn Mill Theatre on Thursday 10th November 2011 at 8:30pm.

Shane’s play centers around a character called Philly. Philly lived and played for his team, the jersey, the parish, his friends - the very pitch his enemies are now trying to take from him to turn into a housing estate. Like Philoctetes abandoned by his comrades as they go off to fight the Trojan War, Philly is tormented by painful memories and the unjust fate that holds him prisoner as he replays the events of that day when his club won the county championship for the one and only time and he wasn't allowed to play. Accused of fathering an illegitimate child, and now threatened with retirement to a nursing home, he holds tight to the memory of the Herculean feats of his youth - and to the land on which these dramas unfolded. For him, the old pitch is sacred ground, and it is here that he will make his last stand. Doors open at 8:00pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

United for the Corn Mill Theatre
The Beezneez Theatre Company presents United, a new play by John McDwyer on Friday 11th November and Saturday 12th November 2011 at 8:30pm. The Brennan family is back in the home place for the funeral of their mother Peggy who was cared for in her final years by the unmarried Mary. Not all of Peggy’s children have returned, however those present review the hopes, disappointments and achievements of the past fifty years on their return from the graveside. Gradually long-kept secrets are aired and misconceptions challenged. The siblings see each other in a new light that makes sense of a past they were not always aware of - from the Munich Airport disaster to the present day. This new awareness allows conflicts and misunderstandings to be resolved and the family is united once again.

How to Take Better Digital Photographs
Handy Hints and Tips on taking better digital photographs classes will be held in Carrigallen Library on Monday 14th and 21st November 2011 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Classes will be free and will be provided by local photographer Julie Williams. Please bring your digital camera with you, if you have one. Contact library on 049 4339188 to book a place. Opening hours are Monday and Wednesday 2:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Leitrim Youth Theatre Company (LYTC) Carrigallen
Two members of LYTC Carrigallen Barry Taylor and Jack Williamson, along with their facilitators Maura Williamson and Yvonne Heynemann will be interviewed on The Arts Show (Shannonside Radio) by Charlie McGettigan on next Wednesday 16th November 2011. Tune in from 8:00pm to catch these interviews about their forth coming productions of The Never Ending Battle written by Barry and Liberation of a Rose written by Jack. These two young men have been members of LYTC Carrigallen for some years now, participating in past productions but this year, following devising workshops they have written and will be directing their own pieces of drama. Versatility is encouraged by youth drama and this gives the members the footing to explore new talents.

Upcoming Shows in the Corn Mill Theatre
On Sunday 20th November at 2:00pm the 8th Annual One Act Drama Festival will be held. Four confined groups with four different plays ensure a great afternoon of drama. Adjudicator is John Carty. Admission is €10.

Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen will perform two devised pieces by two of its members Barry Taylor and Jack Williamson on Thursday 24th November and Friday 25th November at 8:30pm. The event is suitable for youth groups to attend as a social event. Christmas Memories, directed by Fr Patsy Young will be on Saturday 26th November 2011. All Bookings at 0494339612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Bingo
Bingo continues on Sunday next 13th November 2011 at 8:30pm in the Community Centre, Carrigallen. Weekly prize money of €3,000.

Anyone Could Rob a Bank
Anyone Could Rob a Bank, a side splitting comedy directed by Josephine McCaffrey and performed by the Rynn Players on Friday 18th November 2011 at 8:00pm in Ballinamore Community Centre. Tickets €10/Undeer 12s €5, can be booked in advance by calling Mary 0877708865 or can be purchased on the door on the night. All proceeds are going to the North West Simon Community. This play is guaranteed to make you laugh. Please support this worthy cause!

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Home & Away Pub Quiz
The second leg of the final will be held in Kilbrackan Arms Hotel on next Saturday night 12th November 2011 at 10.30pm. Charley Farrelly's team are coming into this round in the lead. While it is a fundraiser event in aid of Margaret of New Orleans’ birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen, the trophy, designed and presented by Martin Doyle, is a Perpetual Trophy to the memory of Aidan Harte, the original and number one quizmaster. The trophy is called the Aidan Harte Perpetual Trophy. Quiz master is Tony Fahy. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

Crafty Ladies
Crafty Ladies and Coffee Morning will be held on Friday 11th November 2011 from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the shop beside the Post Office.  There will be a 'taster class' on patchwork.  All are welcome!
 
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31st October 2011

How to Take Better Digital Photographs
Handy Hints and Tips on taking better digital photographs classes will be held in Carrigallen Library on Monday 14th and 21st November 2011 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Classes will be free and will be provided by local photographer Julie Williams. Please bring your digital camera with you, if you have one. Contact library on 049 4339188 to book a place.

Cannaboe Liúdramáns for Corn Mill Theatre
The Cannaboe Liúdramáns from Ballinamore came to prominence last winter with a most exciting comedy show which packed houses everywhere they went. They now come this short journey to the Corn Mill Theatre on Friday 4th November. This comedy show is something different with a variety of comedy pieces of different lengths, as well as “stand-up” comedy pieces, funny recitations and quickies. It is traditional comedy all the way that will have its audiences in stitches. Ballinamore has been a home of drama and drama festivals for some time and is also fortunate to have a great group of comedy actors. Many of those have been at the centre of wonderful Scór acts over the years that have propelled the local GAA club Seán O’Heslins to be the most famous and most successful in Ireland in Scór Novelty Acts. The Cannaboe Liúdramáns is a hilarious show not to be missed. Doors open at 8:00pm and Show starts at 8:30pm. Admission is only €10. Booking is very advisable at 049 4339612.

Upcoming Shows in the Corn Mill Theatre
The Pitch is the new play written by Shane Connaughton and directed by Will Govan. It will be performed by the Moth Company, starring Seamus O'Rourke, Fiona Fitzpatrick and Ray Fitzsimons. Shane’s new play centres around a character called Philly, who is tormented by painful memories and the unjust fate that holds him prisoner as he replays the events of that day when his club won the County Championship for the one and only time and he wasn’t allowed to play.

The Beezneez Theatre Company present United, a new play by John McDwyer on Friday 11th November and Saturday 12th November 2011 at 8:30pm. The Brennan family is back in the home place for the funeral of their mother Peggy who was cared for in her final years by the unmarried Mary. Not all of Peggy’s children have returned, however those present review the hopes, disappointments and achievements of the past fifty years on their return from the graveside. Gradually long-kept secrets are aired and misconceptions challenged. The siblings see each other in a new light that makes sense of a past they were not always aware of – from the Munich Airport disaster to the present day. This new awareness allows conflicts and misunderstandings to be resolved and the family is united once again.

On Sunday 20th November at 2:00pm the 8th Annual One Act Drama Festival will be held.

Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen will perform two devised pieces by two of its members  Barry Taylor and Jack Williamson on Thursday 24th November and Friday 25th November at 8:30pm. The event is suitable for youth groups to attend as a social event.

Christmas Memories, directed by Fr Patsy Young will be on Saturday 26th November 2011. Booking at 049 4339612.

St Mary's National School Parents Association
The Parents Association would ask parents and guardians of children attending Carrigallen National School to be extra vigilant and exercise caution and patience when dropping off and picking up your children. Be aware of other vehicles and pedestrians and park correctly to avoid stopping the flow of traffic and hindering pedestrian's visibility as due to the increase in volume of traffic to the school, the chances of an accident occuring resulting in the possible injury of a child of parent has incressed. Please also note that outside of the school you should park a safe distance back from the zebra crossing so that children can be seen when they cross it. Looking forward to your cooperation in this very important matter.

The Late Ann McIntyre RIP
The death occurred of the late Ann McIntyre nee Carty on Wednesday 3rd August 2011. Ann quietly passed  surrounded by family at the Manokin Manor Nursing Home in Princess Anne, Maryland, USA.  She was 93 years of age.  Originally from Errew, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim Ann immigrrated to England at the age of 16 to be with her older sister Molly and then onto New York in 1939, where she met and wed her husband John J. In 1942.  She was widowed in 1974, she moved to a small condo in Sun City Center, Florida where she led an active life until recent years when she went to Maryland under the care of her son Gerald, RN, until his death in December 2009. Ann was a devout Catholic and attended Prince of Peace Church, Sun City Center, Florida. She was a past president of her Andover Condo Association and was a good neighbour and friend to all she met.  Ann was the last surviving child of Margaret Slevin and Thomas Carty of Errew, Carrigallen. Sisters Molly and Maggie; brothers James, Thomas, Paddy and John preceded her in death. She is survived by her two sons, John, Casselberry, Florida and James, Delaware; daughters-in-law Ellen and Brenda; grandchildren Stacey and Graham; nieces, nephews; grand nieces and grand nephews in Ireland, England and USA. Masses was said in her memory at St Mary's Catholic Church in Landover Hills, Maryland, where she raised her family and her most recent parish, Holy Name of Jesus in Pocomoke City, Maryland and Prince of Peace, Sun City Center, Florida.  Interment was in Washington National Cemetery. May she Rest in Peace.

Recalling the H-Blocks Hunger Strikes
Leitrim County Library's Winter Lecture series continues with a talk by Eoin Carron entitled "Recalling the H-Blocks Hunger Strikes" in Ballinamore Library on Friday 4th November 2011 at 8:00pm. This talk recalls one of the most dramatic periods in Irish history. There will also be an Exhibition of Memorabilia associated with H-Block Hunger Strikes thirty years ago. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Bingo
Bingo continues on Sunday next 5th November 2011 at 8:30pm in the Community Centre, Carrigallen. Weekly prize money of €3,000.

First Aid Training for Home Carers
Leitrim Development Company will hold a three day certified first aid course for Home Carers on the following dates 7th, 8th and 9th November. The course will commence at 10:00am. The course will take place in Mohill Family Resource Centre (The Canon Donohoe Hall) and will run for three full days. Lunch will be available. If you are interested in participating on this course, please contact Leitrim Development Company at 071 9631715 as soon as possible as places are limited to ten participants. In order to participate in this training you must be ‘a family member or friend who is providing care on a voluntary basis to a person of any age who is in need of care due to illness or disability’. Training and travel allowances will be available.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.
 
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24th October 2011

The Chastitute
The Corn Mill Theatre Group will perform The Chastitue written by John B. Keane and directed by Gus Ward in the Corn Mill Theatre on Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October 2011.

Cast is Killian McGuinness, Maura Farrelly McGuinness, Raymond Hackett, Jim Williamson, Brian O'Reilly, Stephen Gray, Stephaine Greene, Deirdre O'Reilly, Michael Reilly, Ann O'Malley, Patricia Ledwith, Sean McIntyre, Helen Corcoran, Betty McDermott, Barry Taylor, Colin Doonan, Noel Nash, Yvonne Heynemann, Gráinne O'Malley and Cathal Whelan.

John Bosco is a fifty three year old bachelor living in rural Leitrim. He has been consigned to a life of celibacy by a combination of religiously inspired sexual guilt, social ineptitude and plain bad luck. His fate is not, as he explains himself, the result of a lack of effort on his part. A combination of flashbacks, imaginings, and actual happenings illustrate his endeavours with the opposite sex. His run of failure continues throughout the play in spite of the ministrations of a matchmaker, his aunt Jane, a smooth talking lothario, and even the local priest, all of whom are filled with parochial advice on the subject. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 049 4339612.

Crafty Ladies Coffee Morning and Taster Classes
Crafty Ladies are having a successful run of taster classes since their return in September and will continue through until December. We are also hoping to have a Christmas Craft Fair to display our crafts before mid December so if anybody is interested in joining us please let us know. Contact 087 7550199 or 087 1252213. On Friday 28th October from 10:00am to12:30pm there will be a class on knitting, beginners & advanced welcome. On Friday 11th November class on patchwork again from 10:00am to 12:30pm. These classes are given by very talented ladies from our group so your support would be welcome. So bring your projects with you! All welcome, no membership required.

Women's Group
Ladies start off a new season of the Women's Group on Saturday night next 29th October 2011 in Charley Farrelly's at 9:00pm sharp. Please note change of venue! Michelle Fanning, fitness instructor will give a talk on the benefits of physical activity and healthy living. Please come and get the group off to a good start! Everyone welcome!

Halloween Fancy Dress
Halloween Fancy Dress in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel on Saturday 29th October 2011 from midnight till late. There will be many different prizes on the night as well as €100 for the best costume. All proceeds are in aid of Carrigallen Summer Festival 2012. Admission is €10. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

Bingo
Bingo continues on Sunday next 30th October 2011 at 8:30pm in the Community Centre, Carrigallen. Weekly prize money of €3,000.

Nine Years Ago
Carrigallen Branch Library was officially opened to the public on Tuesday 22 October 2002, some fifteen years after its last library facility closed. The new facility had a stock of over 4,500 books and non-book material and this has been built upon over the past nine years. Free access to the Internet is provided. Membership is free and provides the borrower access to the services available such as use to all the various online services available for example, Leitrim Online Catalogue, BorrowBooks, Newspapers Online, Local Studies, OSI Maps, etc as well as borrowing books, DVDs, Cds, Videos, etc. Previously, there were a few shelves of books in a cloakroom in the Community Centre which was opened in 1962. Tom Farrell was the librarian. Before that, the Centre (as branch libraries were known as back then) was run voluntary by Eileen Symth and her sister Bridie Smyth in their home which consisted of a drapery shop also. It is owned today by John O'Malley (butcher shop). Opening hours are Monday and Wednesday 2:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm. Phone No: 049 4339188.

How to Take Better Digital Photographs
Handy Hints and Tips on taking better digital photographs classes will be held in Carrigallen Library on Monday 14th and 21st November 2011 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Classes will be free and will be provided by local photographer Julie Williams. Please bring your digital camera with you, if you have one. Contact library on 049 4339188 to book a place.

Sympathy
Sincerest sympathy is extended to Joan Lunney, Killahurk, Carrigallen on the recent death of her brother Gabriel D'Arcy. May he Rest in Peace.

Ploughing in Kildare
Leitrim and Carrigallen ploughmen and loy diggers made the long journey to the recent All Ireland Ploughing Championship with much success in Kildare. Michael Reilly, Carrigallen came sixth in 3 Furrow Standard Class. Junior Reynolds, Gorvagh came 21st in the Junior Conventional Class. Andrew McGovern, Carrigallen came sixth in the U-21 Junior Class. James Grimes, Carrigallen came 7th in the Loy Senior Class. John Boland, Mohill came 11th in the Loy Junior Class. Well done and congratulations to all those competitors. John O'Malley was the County Leitrim Director N.P.A. Road Co-ordinator for the Championships. Tommy Masterson, Beaghmore, Carrigallen and Lurcan Masterson, Tully, Carrigallen were Judges. Andrew McGovern and Junior Reynolds were Stewards.

Cannaboe Liúdramáns for Corn Mill Theatre
The Cannaboe Liúdramáns from Ballinamore came to prominence last winter with a most exciting comedy show which packed houses everywhere they went. They now come this short journey to the Corn Mill Theatre on Friday 4 November.

This comedy show is something different with a variety of comedy pieces of different lengths, as well as “stand-up” comedy pieces, funny recitations and quickies. It is traditional comedy all the way that will have its audiences in stitches. Ballinamore has been a home of drama and drama festivals for some time and is also fortunate to have a great group of comedy actors. Many of those have been at the centre of wonderful Scór acts over the years that have propelled the local GAA club Seán O’Heslins to be the most famous and most successful in Ireland in Scór Novelty Acts. The Cannaboe Liúdramáns is a hilarious show not to be missed. Doors open at 8:00pm and Show starts at 8:30pm on Friday 4th November. Admission is only €10. Booking is very advisable at 049 4339612.

First Aid Training for Home Carers
Leitrim Development Company will hold a three day certified first aid course for Home Carers on the following dates 7th, 8th and 9th November. The course will commence at 10:00am. The course will take place in Mohill Family Resource Centre (The Canon Donohoe Hall) and will run for three full days. Lunch will be available. If you are interested in participating on this course, please contact Leitrim Development Company at 071 9631715 as soon as possible as places are limited to ten participants. In order to participate in this training you must be ‘a family member or friend who is providing care on a voluntary basis to a person of any age who is in need of care due to illness or disability’. Training and travel allowances will be available.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.
 
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17th October 2011

The Chastitute
The Corn Mill Theatre Group will perform The Chastitue written by John B. Keane and directed by Gus Ward in the Corn Mill Theatre on Friday 22nd, Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October 2011. John Bosco is a fifty three year old bachelor living in rural Leitrim. He has been consigned to a life of celibacy by a combination of religiously inspired sexual guilt, social ineptitude and plain bad luck. His fate is not, as he explains himself, the result of a lack of effort on his part. A combination of flashbacks, imaginings, and actual happenings illustrate his endeavours with the opposite sex. His run of failure continues throughout the play in spite of the ministrations of a matchmaker, his aunt Jane, a smooth-talking lothario, and even the local priest, all of whom are filled with parochial advice on the subject. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 049 4339612.

Launch of Carrigallen Community Alert
The official launch of Carrigallen Community Alert will take place in Carrigallen Community Centre on Wednesday night 19th October 2011 at 8:00pm sharp. The scheme will be launched by our two local Gardaí and a member of the Dromard Community Alert who has been involved in a similar venture in the Dromard area and has given a great deal of time and effort in establishing the Carrigallen scheme. For this operation to be successful and to leave our area a safer and more secure place to live in we need the full co-operation of all the people in the community i.e. Carrigallen, Drumeela and Newtowngore to be part of the scheme. The "Text Alert System" which will come into force the day after the launch will be explained on the night. We hope to see a member from every household in the Community at the meeting.

Fancy a Night Out in Your Local to See a Spot of Theatre?
Check out the comedy Murder on Main Street written by Philip Doherty and directed by Damien O'Brien in Charlie Farrelly's Pub, Carrigallen on Saturday 22nd October 2011 at 10:30pm. Starring Kieron Smith, Shane Carroll and Peader Lafferty. It is a black comedy where two hit-men invade a country a pub to do a job on the barman. The thugs' plans are sent into disarray when a cantankerous local turns up through a 'special door' demanding a late pint. This thrilling and subversive new play is presented in a pub where audiences will be immersed in the action. Not for the faint hearted, this blacker than black comedy re-jigs the romantic idyll of rural Ireland with edgy characters, rapid fire dialogue and something to just about offends everybody. Murder on Main Street is doing a mini tour of local pubs before heading to the Galway Theatre Festival. Free Admission!

Crafty Ladies Coffee Morning and Taster Classes
Crafty Ladies are having a successful run of taster classes since their return in September and will continue through until December. We are also hoping to have a Christmas Craft Fair to display our crafts before mid December so if anybody is interested in joining us please let us know. Contact 087 7550199 or 087 1252213. On Friday 28th October from 10:00am to12:30pm class on knitting, beginners & advanced welcome. On Friday 11th November class on patchwork again from 10:00am to 12:30pm. These classes are given by very talented ladies from our group so your support would be welcome. So bring your projects with you! All welcome, no membership required.

Sew & Tell 
We have just completed sewing classes for national school students in the surrounding areas and each have made a unique item to take home, such as denim bags, phone holders, etc. It has been a fantastic experience and a great way for children to learn life skills. We are now taking names for new classes starting on Saturday 29th October for four weeks (making Christmas decorations & gifts). Can also include 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th classes. If you a teenager or older and is interested in learning how to sew contact 087 7550199 or 087 1252213.

Harvest Service

The annual Harvest Festival Thanksgiving Service in Carrigallen Church of Ireland took place on Saturday 18 September 2011 at 8:00pm. The Church was beautifully decorated and the congregation was larger than usual. The Service was conducted by the Rector Rev Hazel Hicks and the special preacher was Rev Noel Regan from Northern Ireland. Fay Rosemond presided at the organ as she has always done for over fifty years now, setting a record. Her playing enhanced the choir in and excellent performance of the Harvest Hymns. After the Service tea was served in Bredagh Old School house which was filled to capacity. Both men and women of the parish had a very busy weekend preparing for the occasion, painting, cleaning decorating and baking as well as serving tea, but according to reports from the congregation it was all worthwhile.

Home & Away Pub Quiz
The second round of the quiz which was to take place on next Saturday 22nd October has been cancelled until further notice.

Bingo
Bingo continues on Sunday next 23rd October 2011 at 9:00pm in the Community Centre, Carrigallen. Weekly prize money of €3,000.

Beekeeper
Would you like to become a beekeeper? If so, a beginner’s course will commence in Mohill on Wednesday 26th October 2011. If interested contact Eamonn on 086 3217693.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Halloween Fancy Dress
Halloween Fancy Dress in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel on Saturday 29th October 2011 from midnight till late. €100 for the best costume and various other prizes. All proceeds are in aid of Carrigallen Summer Festival 2012. Admission is €10. Your support will be greatly appreciated!
 
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10th October 2011

Launch of Carrigallen Community Alert
The official launch of Carrigallen Community Alert will take place in Carrigallen Community Centre on Wednesday night 19th October 2011 at 8:00pm sharp. The scheme will be launched by our two local Gardaí and a member of the Dromard Community Alert  who has been involved in a similar venture in the Dromard area and has given a great deal of time and effort in establishing the Carrigallen scheme. For this operation to be successful and to leave our area a safer and more secure place to live in we need the full co-operation of all the people in the community i.e. Carrigallen, Drumeela and Newtowngore to be part of the scheme. The "Text Alert System" which will come into force the day after the launch will be explained on the night. We hope to see a member from every household in the Community at the meeting.

Home & Away Pub Quiz

The first round of the final was held in Farrelly's Pub on Saturday last 8th October 2011 with the second round on Saturday 22nd October in Kilbrackan Arms Hotel. Farrelly's team consisting of Killian McGuinness, Kevin McManus, John Lockhart and Cormac Doonan won on the night. While it is a fundraiser event in aid of Margaret of New Orleans’ birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen, the trophy, designed and presented by Martin Doyle, is a Perpetual Trophy to the memory of Aidan Harte, the original and number one quizmaster. The trophy is called the Aidan Harte Perpetual Trophy. Quiz master is Tony Fahy. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

Crafty Ladies
Crafty Ladies Coffee morning on Friday 14th October from 10:00am to 12:30pm at shop in the Post Office, Carrigallen. Those who are interested can attend a taster class on 'Hints and tips for digital photography, how to take a better picture', held upstairs. All welcome. Or you can bring your arts and crafts and ideas with you and work downstairs! Coming up, one hour classes in jewellery making, patchwork and knitting. We are now taking names for anybody who would like to book table space for our Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November 2011 in Carrigallen Community Hall. Call 087 7550199 (Noelle) or 087 1252213 (Julie).

Bingo
Bingo continues on Sunday next 16th October 2011 at 9:00pm in the Community Centre, Carrigallen.  Weekly prize money over €3,000.

Drumeela Garden Club
A meeting of the Drumeela Garden Club will be held on Wednesday 12th October 2011 at 9:00pm in Teach Duchais, Drumeela. All members are asked to attend for the start of the new season and new members are always welcome.

Date for your Diary
A fundraising céilí in aid of St Joseph's Special Needs School, Mohill will be held in Cloone Community Centre on Friday 14th October 2011. Music by Céilí Time. Tickets are on sale for €10:00 each. Your support would be greatly appreciated for this worthy cause. For more information please call 087 9865765.

Beekeeper
Would you like to become a beekeeper?  If so, a beginner’s course will commence in Mohill on Wednesday 26th October 2011. If interested contact Eamonn on 086 3217693.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Pike Boat Competition
Pat Gallagher Perpetual Cup. Rinn - Shannon & District Angling Club are hosting the Spirit of the Lough pike boat competition on Sunday 16th October 2011 at Lough Rowan (Laura Lake). Fishing from 10:00am to 5:00pm. This competition is sponsored by Gallagher's Boxty House Dublin. For more information call 087 6254740.
 
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3rd October 2011

Carrigallen Community Alert
The launch of Carrigallen Community Alert will be held in Carrigallen Community Hall on Wednesday 12th October 2011 at 8:00pm sharp. Everyone welcome!

Golden Wedding Anniversary
Congratulations to Lily and Jim Plunkett, Clooncorrick, Carrigallen who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary recently. They were married on 5th September 1961 in St Mary's Church, Carrigallen by the late Monsignor Fr Eamonn Lynch who was curate of Carrigallen parish then. The celebrations began with a Jubliee Mass celebrated by Fr Ultan McGoohan CC Cavan (cousin of Lily) followed by a  party in Kennedy's, Aughoo. The couple is blessed with two wonderful daughters Mary and Carmel. We wish Lily and Jim many long years of health and happiness. 

Bingo
Bingo continues on Sunday next 9th October 2011 at 9:00pm in the Community Centre, Carrigallen. Weekly prize money over €3,000.

Congratulations
Congratulations is extended to all students who received their Junior Certificate results recently. There were a number of brilliant results in Moyne Community School, and in particular locally Jack Williamson who obtained 11 honours. Jack is a very active member of  Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen. Well done Jack and continued success in your studies.

Sympathy
The death occurred of Mary Bannon (nee Higgins), Drumhilla, Arva, Co Cavan and formerly of Aughawillen, Carrigallen at her home on Saturday 24th September 2011. Sympathy is extended to her mother Mrs Delia Higgins and sister Patricia Ward, Aughawillen, Carrigallen. May she Rest in Peace.

Date for your Diary
A fundraising céilí in aid of St Joseph's Special Needs School, Mohill  will be held  in Cloone  Community Centre on Friday 14th October 2011. Music by Céilí Time. Tickets are on sale for €10:00 each. Your support would be greatly appreciated for this worthy cause. For more information please call 087 9865765.

Beekeeper
Would you like to become a beekeeper? If so, a beginners course will commnence in Mohill on Wednesday 26th October 2011. If interested contact Eamonn on 086 3217693.

Strictly Come Dancing
Well the big moment has finally arrived, as this Friday night 7th October in the beautiful Lough Rynn Castle Hotel twenty dancers who have trained so hard and have put so much effort into it over the past two months will take to the stage. They have been well trained and tutored by choreographer Trisha McDermott and they all have responded brilliantly and it can say without a doubt that they are now the finished product. The final rehearsal takes place this Thursday night and all are fit, eager and ready to perform. Doors open at 7:0pm, show commences at 8:30pm.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Pike Boat Competition
Pat Gallagher Perpetual Cup. Rinn - Shannon & District Angling Club  are hosting the Spirit of the Lough pike boat competition on Sunday 16th October 2011 at Lough Rowan (Laura Lake). Fishing from 10:00am to 5:00pm. This competition is sponsored by Gallagher's Boxty House Dublin. Call 08 76254740 for more information.

Home & Away Pub Quiz

Following the semi finals the following two teams have made it through to the final of the Home & Away Pub Quiz Kilbrackan Arms Hotel and Charley Farrelly's. The first round of the final will be held in Farrelly's Pub on Saturday 8th October 2011 at 10:30pm sharp with the second round on Saturday 15th October in Kilbrackan Arms Hotel. While it is a fundraiser event in aid of Margaret of New Orleans’ birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen, the trophy, designed and presented by Martin Doyle, is a Perpetual Trophy to the memory of Aidan Harte, the original and number one quizmaster. The trophy is called the Aidan Harte Perpetual Trophy. Quiz master is Tony Fahy. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

Blood Donor Clinic
The Blood Transfusion mobile unit team will return again to The Community Centre, Ballinamore on Monday 10th October 2011 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Some 3000 units (pints) of blood are needed overall each week to cater for emergency and routine cases requiring transfusions of blood and blood products in hospitals all over the country. Thanks to everyone who attended the last clinic and please come again to the Community Centre, Ballinamore on Monday 10th October, and if possible bring a friend.
 
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26th September 2011

Ride On! in the Corn Mill Theatre

Livin' Dred Theatre Company present a play Ride On! written by Seamus O'Rourke, on Thursday 29th, Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October 2011 in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen. Members of the Drumkarren Honda club are sitting in an old shed in Co. Cavan ready to embark on a Honda 50 bike ride. It’s raining and the other twenty members are stuck in Killashandra. Their host is Cavan farmer, Victor Maguire, who eats grape fruit for breakfast. This play is about rural communities, local newspapers, local radio, local gossip and the BOOM that is now a BUST (but busts can be nice too). A lot can happen in a shed in Cavan on a wet day with a Honda called Hilda!

Audiences will already be familiar with O'Rourke's hilarious writing from his previous work with The Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen; Dig (2005), The Trappe Family (2007), Wagging Finger (2009) and the smash hit Victor's Dung. O'Rourke himself features in this production alongside a stalwart cast of John Olohan (Glenroe, Fr Ted), Gail Fitzpatrick (The Clinic, Fair City) Patrick Ryan (Pure Mule, Trivia), Ian Lloyd Anderson (The Clinic), and Clare Monnelly. The play, commissioned by Livin' Dred, and marks O'Rourke's professional playwriting debut, is directed by Padraic McIntyre, fresh from the success of his own sell-out shows, The Night Joe Dolan's Car Broke Down currently booking very well at The Olympia Dublin, and A Holy Show. McIntyre's previous directing credits include the widely acclaimed Livin' Dred / Nomad production of The Dead School by Pat McCabe, which was nominated for three Irish Times Awards including Best Production, completed a three-week sell out run at Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival and a further three-week run at the Tricycle Theatre, London. His most recent productions include the Irish premier of There Came a Gypsy Riding for Livin' Dred and Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching towards the Somme. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Culture Night
Culture Night was celebrated all over Ireland  last Friday and here in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen a wonderful night's entertainment was enjoyed by all. The performances were provided by many local and very talented young artists. It began with music and song performed by the ever talented group Ríl Óg under the direction of musician Padraic Lynch, followed by Maria Mathews member of Ríl Óg, who is a trained classical singer sang her beautiful pieces, accompanied by Jack Williamson on piano. Paula Kiernan sang some songs from her debut album 'A Country Voice' which was launched on the night and all proceeds are going to the Children's Hospital Temple Street, and still available in shop outlets locally. Then the Finnegan School of Music entertained the audience with an array of reels, jigs and polkas. Ending the night Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen  performed extracts from their forthcoming performances. The plays are part of a devising technique which is facilitated by Maura Williamson and Yvonne Heynemann, and are written by Barry Taylor and Jack Williamson members of LYTC Carrigallen. MC for the night was Brian Reilly.

Congratulations to all the children from St Mary's National School, Carrigallen and Drumeela National School who took part in the art competition Culture in our Community. The standard of art was very high and winners were decided by the artistic eyes of Coleen Quinn and Martin Doyle. The  following children won a voucher each for €50 - Sarah Hackett and Louise Hession, Carrigallen N.S. and Grace Crovar, Weronika Wrze?niewska and Tanisha Maguire, Drumeela N.S.

Home & Away Pub Quiz

Following the semi finals the following two teams have made it through to the final of the Home & Away Pub Quiz Kilbrackan Arms Hotel and Charley Farrelly's. The first round of the final will be held in Farrelly's Pub on Saturday 8th October 2011 at 10:30pm sharp. While it is a fundraiser event in aid of Margaret of New Orleans’ birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen, the trophy, designed and presented by Martin Doyle, is a Perpetual Trophy to the memory of Aidan Harte, the original and number one quizmaster.  The trophy is called the Aidan Harte Perpetual Trophy. Quiz master is Tony Fahy. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

Sympathy
Sympathy is extended to Eoin Carron, Principal of St Mary's National School, Carrigallen on the recent death of his brother Seamus Carron, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Women's Group
Do you want to keep the Women's Group up and running for the coming year? If so, please attend meeting in Mitchell's Bar on Friday night 7th October 2011 at 9:00pm. Come along and bring new ideas to the Group. Everyone welcome!

It's a Girl
Congratulations to Caroline and John McKiernan, Calloughs, Carrigallen on the birth of their daughter Ellie Rose recently. A little sister for Holly and another grand-daughter for Maura and Tommy McGuckian, Killahurk, Carrigallen.

Bingo
Bingo continues on Sunday next 2nd October 2011 at 9:00pm in the Community Centre, Carrigallen. Weekly prize money over €3,000.

Launch of The Poet Higgins Book
On Friday night next, 30th September in Lough Rynn Castle Hotel a book of the works of the poems by Patrick Higgins will be launched. Running into almost 150 pages this is a remarkable collection of poetry and recitations composed by Patrick Higgins from the townland of Cloncoose, Gortletteragh. The book will be on sale on the night. A great evening of music and entertainment is assured. Everybody welcome.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.
 
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Celebrate Culture Night at Corn Mill Theatre
All over Ireland on the Friday evening 23rd September 2011 the biggest most extraordinary collection of arts events will take place and all for free. The local venue is the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen. Starting at 4:00pm to 5:00pm drama workshop for 9 to 12 years olds and from 6:00pm to 7:00pm for 13 to 18 year olds facilitated by Maura Williamson and Yvonne Heynemann. Members of Leitrim Youth Theatre Company will be on hand to discuss their involvement in youth theatre and what it means to them. The full nights entertainment kicks of at 8:30pm with music from Ríl Óg. This up and coming young talented Trad group are under the direction of musician Padraic Lynch. Also students from The Finnegan school of music will display their talent, under the tuition of Sarah and Threase Finnegan.

Drama includes a short devised piece from Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen directed by Barry Taylor and Jack Williamson, the full production for stage in late November. Singers include Paula Kiernan and Maria Mattews accompanied by Jack Williamson. During the break pupils from Carrigallen and Drumeela National Schools will have their art work on display based on the theme of “Culture in our Community”. So put this event in your diary and remember “it is free”. For further information call the Corn Mill Theatre at 049 4339612 or the Arts Office at 071 9621694.

Mrs Mary Ellen Connolly RIP
The death occurred recently of Mrs Mary Ellen Connolly late of Beaghbeg, Carrigallen at the Lisdarn Unit for the Elderly, Cavan. She was formerly a member of the popular and well known Kiernan family from Cornafest, Carrigallen. Mary Ellen went to live with her daughter Josephine Donoghue, Killeshandra, Co Cavan some years ago. She was pre-deceased by her husband John Patrick Connolly many years ago and also by her daughters Rose Ann and Kathleen. Sympathy is extended to her son John, Killeshandra, Co Cavan; daughters Mary Kiernan, Aughavilla, Carrigallen; Patricia Reilly, Firmullagh, Moyne, Co Longford; Josephine Donoghue, Killeshandra, Co Cavan; brother Willie Kiernan, Cornafest, Carrigallen and sister Anna B Brady; daughter-in-law; sons-in-law; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; relatives and friends. Removal of remains was to St Brigid's Church, Killeshandra, Co Cavan and Funeral Mass was con-celebrated by Fr Dan Sheridan PP and assisted by Fr Denis Murray PP Carrigallen followed by burial in St Mary's cemetery, Carrigallen. May she Rest in Peace.

Home & Away Pub Quiz

First Semi-final of the Carrigallen Pub Quiz was won by the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel team. Next round on Wednesday night 21st September 2011 in Masterson's pub with Pat Masterson's team v Charley Farrelly's team at 10:00pm sharp with the return on Saturday 24th September in Farrelly's at 10:30pm sharp. Well done to both teams on a great semi-final on Friday night last. It was very close to the end!

Community Alert Public Meeting
A public meeting to set up Community Alert will be held in Carrigallen Community Hall on Tuesday 27th September 2011 at 8:00pm sharp. At least one person from every house in the Carrigallen, Newtowngore and Drumeela areas are asked to attend.

Ride On
Livin' Dred Theatre Company present Ride On written by Seamus O'Rourke and directed by Padraic McIntyre on Thursday 29th, Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October 2011 in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 0494339612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Bingo

Bingo continues on Sunday next 25th September at 9:00pm in the Community Centre, Carrigallen. Weekly prize money over €3,000.

21st Birthday Celebrated
Congratulations to David McLean, son of Mary and Noel McLean, Beaghmore, Carrigallen who celebrated his 21st birthday recently.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Launch of the Poet Higgins Book
On Friday 30th September in Lough Rynn Castle Hotel a book of the works of the poems by Patrick Higgins will be launched. Running into almost 150 pages this is a remarkable collection of poetry and recitations composed by Patrick Higgins from the town land of Cloncoose, Gortletteragh. Patrick Higgins died over 100 years ago and a monument to his memory has been unveiled. The book comes after a year of hard work by The Poet Higgins Society collecting poems and memorabilia in the local area. The poems tell the story of the people that lived in the rural community in the mid to late 1800's and are interwoven with history and humour telling the stories of the events of the times. All are welcome to the celebration of the launch of this book at 7.30pm on Friday 30 September 2011. The book will be on sale at the launch.
 
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Coffee Morning
North West Hospice Coffee Morning will be held in Lottie McGerty, Cornafest, Carrigallen on Thursday 15th September 2011 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Please support this worthy cause!

Crafty Ladies
Crafty Ladies will resume after the summer break on Frida 16th September 2011 from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the shop at the Post Office. The calendar of events will be organised for the forthcoming year. All are welcome!

Celebrate Culture Night at Corn Mill
All over Ireland on the Friday evening 23rd September 2011 the biggest most extraordinary collection of arts events will take place and all for free. The local venue is the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen. Starting at 4:00pm to 5:00pm drama workshop for 9 to 12 years olds and from 6:00pm to 7:00pm for 13 to 18 year olds facilitated by Maura Williamson and Yvonne Heynemann. Members of Leitrim Youth Theatre Company will be on hand to discuss their involvement in youth theatre and what it means to them.

The full nights entertainment kicks of at 8:30pm with music from Ríl Óg. This up and coming young talented Trad group are under the direction of musician Padraic Lynch. Also students from The Finnegan school of music will display their talent, under the tuition of Sarah and Threase Finnegan. Drama includes a short devised piece from Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen directed by Barry Taylor and Jack Williamson, the full production for stage in late November. Singers include Paula Kiernan and Maria Mattews accompanied by Jack Williamson. During the break pupils from Carrigallen and Drumeela National Schools will have their art work on display based on the theme of “Culture in our Community”.

So put this event in your diary and remember “it is free”. For further information call the Corn Mill Theatre at 049 4339612 or the Arts Office at 071 9621694.

Community Alert Public Meeting
A public meeting to set up Community Alert will be held in Carrigallen Community Hall on Tuesday 27th September 2011 at 8:00pm sharp. At least one person from every house in the Carrigallen, Newtowngore and Drumeela areas are asked to attend. 

Corn Mill Theatre
Livin' Dred Theatre Company present Ride On written by Seamus O'Rourke and directed by Padraic McIntyre on Thursday 29th, Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October 2011 in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Bingo
Bingo continues on Sunday next 18th September at 9:00pm in the Community Centre, Carrigallen. Weekly prize money over €3,000.

Happy 21st Birthday
Congratulations to Ronan McManus, Beaghmore, Carrigallen who celebrated his 21st birthday recently. Ronan is son of John and the late Jean McManus.  

Engagement
Congratulations to Threase Finnegan, daughter of Martina and Michael Finnegan and Mathew Kessie, Dublin who announced their engagement recently. 

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Launch of the Poet Higgins Book
On Friday 30th September in Lough Rynn Castle Hotel a book of the works of the poems by Patrick Higgins will be launched. Running into almost 150 pages this is a remarkable collection of poetry and recitations composed by Patrick Higgins from the town land of Cloncoose, Gortletteragh. Patrick Higgins died over 100 years ago and a monument to his memory has been unveiled. The book comes after a year of hard work by The Poet Higgins Society collecting poems and memorabilia in the local area. The poems tell the story of the people that lived in the rural community in the mid to late 1800's and are interwoven with history and humour telling the stories of the events of the times. All are welcome to the celebration of the launch of this book at 7:30pm on Friday 30th September 2011. The book will be on sale at the launch.

Date for your Diary
A fundraising céilí in aid of St Joseph's Special Needs School, Mohill will be held in Cloone Community Centre on Friday 14th October 2011. Music by Céilí Time. Tickets are on sale for €10:00 each. Your support would be greatly appreciated for this worthy cause. For more information please call 0879865765.
 
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5th September 2011

Carrigallen Writers Group

The Carrigallen Writing Group, which began in the spring, is starting up again on Thursday 15th September 2011. The group meets fortnightly in Carrigallen Library from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. A list of dates for the coming block of six sessions is available from the librarian. Call 049 433 9188 during the following opening hours: Monday & Wednesday from 2:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm. The writing group is facilitated by Susie Minto. She uses a method in which everyone writes together in the class, going with the flow after being offered a prompt or trigger. Participants are invited to read their 'newborn' writing to each other and be offered only positive feedback, which encourages the writing. Another benefit of the method is that all writing is treated as fiction and the reader is referred to as the narrator, ie the voice reading the work, so the writer's personal role in the process is one step removed, which many people find really freeing and protective. There are twelve places available and these will be offered on a first come basis, with a waiting list if necessary. Leitrim County Library has generously given the use of the venue, however, there will be a charge for the sessions. For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Helen at the library. 

Coffee Morning
North West Hospice Coffee Morning will be held in Lottie McGerty, Cornafest, Carrigallen on Thursday 15th September 2011 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Please support this worthy cause!

Get Well Wishes
A special Mass of the healing was offered for Michael Kenny recently in St Mary's Church, Carrigallen. It was initiated by Carrigallen Football Club and was celebrated by Fr Denis Murray PP. The large congregation present was a true testament to the position Michael holds in the community, especially in the football and athletics circles. We are all keeping Michael, his wife Mary and family in our thoughts and prayers.

Corn Mill Theatre
Livin' Dred Theatre Company present Ride On written by Seamus O'Rourke and directed by Padraic McIntyre on Thursday 29th, Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October 2011 in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 0494339612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Home & Away Pub Quiz
The first semi-final between Kilbracken Arms Hotel and Gorbys will be held in Gorby’s Bar, Newtowngore on next Tuesday 13th September 2011 at 10:30pm sharp with the return leg on Friday 16th September in Kilbrackan Arms Hotel. While it is a fundraiser event in aid of Margaret of New Orleans’ birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen, the trophy, designed and presented by Martin Doyle, is a Perpetual Trophy to the memory of Aidan Harte, the original and number one quizmaster. The trophy is called the Aidan Harte Perpetual Trophy. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

John Molloy RIP
The death occurred recently of John Molloy, Cork and late of Killahurk, Carrigallen. John served his time as a mechanic in both Curran and Brady garages in Arva, Co Cavan. He lived in England for some time and it was there that he met his future wife Mary, then they moved to Cork. He was pre-deceased by his brother Farrell. Sympathy is extended to his wife Mary; daughters Valerie and Anne; brother Seamus; sisters Ena, Bernadette and Mary; son-in-law; grandchildren; nieces, nephews and a large circle of friends. Funeral Mass was in St Michael’s Church, Blackrock, Co Cork with burial afterwards to the adjoining cemetery. May he Rest in Peace.

Happy 21st Birthday
Congratulations to Stephen Kenny son of Mary and Michael Kenny, Aughawillen and Liam Doonan son of Angela and Pat Doonan, Calloughs, Carrigallen who celebrated their 21st birthdays recently.

Information Days for Family Carers
HSE West, Carers Development Officer, Siobhan McEniff in conjunction with Leitrim Development Company will hold two information days for family carers on Tuesday 13th September and Wednesday 21st September 2011 in the Canon Donohoe Hall in Mohill  from 10:00am to 3:30pm. Topics to be covered by service providers include homecare, practical care skills, moving and handling, benefits and entitlements, nutrition, stress management and relaxation. Any person who is caring for a loved one is welcome. The event is free for family carers. Lunch will be provided. Contact Bernie Donoghue 071-9631715 for a booking form.

Bingo
Bingo continues on Sunday next 11th September at 9:00pm in the Community Centre, Carrigallen. Weekly prize money over €3,000, including €1,000 on second last page.

Leitrim Youth Theatre Company now recruiting for new members
Are you aged between 10 and 13, or between 14 and 18? If you think you’d like to work with actors and directors, learn new skills, go to see shows all over the country, meet other young people interested in theatre, perform in front of an audience and have a lot of fun doing it - then Leitrim Youth Theatre Company could be for you. Leitrim Youth Theatre Company is a professional youth theatre organisation dedicated to providing opportunities for young people who wish to become involved in acting and theatre. LYTC consists of both junior and senior groups. As a junior group member, you will take part in weekly workshops exploring your own creativity and imagination whilst attaining new skills, discovering hidden talents and making new friends. Senior group members also take part in weekly workshops covering all areas of theatre from performance to technical production. As well as working with your LYTC Director, we invite leading national and international actors, directors and other theatre specialists to give workshops in various aspects of theatre from time to time. As a member of the National Association of Youth Drama, LYTC members have access to numerous national events and opportunities such as National Youth Theatre and the Young Critics Programme. While many senior members aspire to go on to careers in theatre or the film industry, it is equally rewarding for those who have no desire to pursue theatre professionally - and for everyone LYTC is a supportive youth network where members develop their creativity, gain self confidence and make new friends.

For further information, contact the following
LYTC - Carrigallen
Junior Group – Mondays, 5.00pm to 6.30pm, Starts September 12th
Contact – Maura Williamson, 087 903 6436
For General enquiries, please contact Leitrim County Council Arts Office on 071 96 21694 or arts@leitrimcoco.ie

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen.  The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.
 
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Carrigallen Writers Group
The Carrigallen Writing Group, which began in the spring, is starting up again on Thursday 15th September 2011. The group meets fortnightly in Carrigallen Library from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. A list of dates for the coming block of six sessions is available from the librarian. Call 049 433 9188 during the following opening hours: Monday & Wednesday from 2:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm. The writing group is facilitated by Susie Minto. She uses a method in which everyone writes together in the class, going with the flow after being offered a prompt or trigger. Participants are invited to read their 'newborn' writing to each other and be offered only positive feedback, which encourages the writing. Another benefit of the method is that all writing is treated as fiction and the reader is referred to as the narrator, ie the voice reading the work, so the writer's personal role in the process is one step removed, which many people find really freeing and protective. There are 12 places available and these will be offered on a first come basis, with a waiting list if necessary. Leitrim County Library has generously given the use of the venue, however, ther will be a charge for the sessions. For more information and to reserve a place, please contact the library.

Leitrim Youth Theatre Company now recruiting for new members
Are you aged between 10 and 13, or between 14 and 18? If you think you’d like to work with actors and directors, learn new skills, go to see shows all over the country, meet other young people interested in theatre, perform in front of an audience – and have a lot of fun doing it - then Leitrim Youth Theatre Company could be for you. Leitrim Youth Theatre Company is a professional youth theatre organisation dedicated to providing opportunities for young people who wish to become involved in acting and theatre. LYTC consists of both junior and senior groups. As a junior group member, you will take part in weekly workshops exploring your own creativity and imagination whilst attaining new skills, discovering hidden talents and making new friends. Senior group members also take part in weekly workshops covering all areas of theatre from performance to technical production. As well as working with your LYTC Director, we invite leading national and international actors, directors and other theatre specialists to give workshops in various aspects of theatre from time to time. As a member of the National Association of Youth Drama, LYTC members have access to numerous national events and opportunities such as National Youth Theatre and the Young Critics Programme. While many senior members aspire to go on to careers in theatre or the film industry, it is equally rewarding for those who have no desire to pursue theatre professionally - and for everyone LYTC is a supportive youth network where members develop their creativity, gain self confidence and make new friends. For further information, contact the following:

LYTC - Carrigallen
Senior Group – Tuesday, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Starts September 6th
Junior Group – Mondays, 5.00pm to 6.30pm, Starts September 12th
Contact – Maura Williamson, 087 903 6436

For General enquiries, please contact Leitrim County Council Arts Office on 071 96 21694 or arts@leitrimcoco.ie

Home & Away Pub Quiz

Charlie Farrelly's team won the three way play off so the four semi-finalists are Kilbracken Arms Hotel, Gorbys, Pat Masterson’s and Farrelly's. The first semi-final (Home) between Kilbracken Arms Hotel and Gorbys will be held in Kilbracken Arms Hotel on next Saturday 3rd September 2011 at 10:30pm sharp. While it is a fundraiser event in aid of Margaret of New Orleans’ birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen, the trophy, designed and presented by Martin Doyle, is a Perpetual Trophy to the memory of Aidan Harte, the original and number one quizmaster. The trophy is called the Aidan Harte Perpetual Trophy. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

First Get Together in 61 Years

Four McGovern sisters Alice, Cathleen, Eileen and Molly met for the first time in Carrigallen in sixty one years. They are daughters of the late Catherine and Charles McGovern from Drumcannon, Carrigallen.  Their brothers James and Patrick died at a young age many years ago. They all reside in New York. They were greeted and welcomed by their cousins Charles and Magarahan families, Calloughs; Tommy Cunnion, Drumeela; John Joe Rudden, Church St; Smith family, Ballyhaise, Co Cavan. They visited with their neighbour Vincent Greene and family and they also called to see Maudy Rosemond who is one of Carrigallen's oldest resident. Fr Denis Murray welcomed them home during Sunday morning Mass and the congregation showed their appreciation of this special occassion by a great applause. They stayed with Ann and Francie Murray, Allendale House while on holidays. Frrancie kindly brought them around the area. They visited St Patrick's Well and Margaret of New Orleans house where they enjoyed the hospitality of the committee there.

Bingo

Bingo continues on Sunday next 4th September at 9:00pm in the Community Centre, Carrigallen. Weekly prize money over €3,000.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Mental Health Programme

GROW one of Ireland's largest Mental Health Organisations are running a five week education programme on different aspects of mental health, in Canon Donoghue Hall, Mohill, Co Leitrim starting Tuesday 6th September 2011 at 8:00pm. This programme is free of charge and open to everyone in the community. For further information, please contact Noeleen at 086 8516939.
 
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Carrigallen Summer Festival 2011
Here is the result from the dog competition which was held on Sunday 31st July during the Family Field Day. Working Dog Competition – 1st Nunuck (husky) owned by Liam Quirk; 2nd Boxer owned by Eoin Hamilton; 3rd Hutch (St Bernard) owned by Anthony Mimna. Labrador Competition – 1st Zena owned by Shane Flynn; 2nd Rascal owned by Anthony Mimna; and 3rd Stoner owned by Lorraine Flynn. Small Dog Competition - 1st Coalie (Chiwawa) owned by Kathleen Barry; 2nd JD (bejan) owned by Stephaine Greene and 3rd Lucky (papillon) owned by Lena Barry. The Champion Dog which was the final contest of the three first prize winners – 1st Coalie (chiwawa) owned by Kathleen Barry; 2nd Zena (labrador) owned by Shane Flynn; and 3rd Nunuck (husky) owned by Liam Quirk.

Margaret of New Orleans' Birthplace
Margaret of New Orleans’ birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim will be opened to the public next weekend from 2:00pm to 5:00pm (Saturday and Sunday). As this is the last weekend for the cottage to be open to the public for this year, there will be a 'goodbye' party on Sunday with music, song and craic. So come along and visit the birthplace of one of the most amazing women to have come out of Ireland.  She left Ireland in 1818, and was revered in New Orleans for the work that she did with orphans there, so much so, that she was given a State funeral and a marble statue was erected in her honour. Tea and refreshments will be served. Souvenirs will be available.

Home & Away Pub Quiz
Charlie Farrelly's team won the three way play off, so the four semi-finalists are Kilbracken Arms Hotel, Gorbys, Pat Masterson’s and Farrelly's. The first semi-final (Home) between Kilbracken Arms Hotel and Gorbys will be held in Kilbracken Arms Hotel on Saturday 3rd September 2011 at 10:30pm sharp. While it is a fundraiser event in aid of Margaret of New Orleans’ birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen, the trophy, designed and presented by Martin Doyle, is a Perpetual Trophy to the memory of Aidan Harte, the original and number one quizmaster. The trophy is called the Aidan Harte Perpetual Trophy. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

Bingo
Bingo continues on Sunday next 28th August at 9:00pm in the Community Centre, Carrigallen. Weekly prize money over €3,000.

Johnny Golden Memorial
The Vintage Club Cornafean is holding a memorial fundraising night for the late Johnny Golden in Gorby’s Bar, Newtowngore, Co Leitrim on Saturday 27th August 2011. Music on the night. All donations will be greatly appreciated on the night or contact Jimmy Devine on 087 2888631. Everybody welcome!

Ballinamore Free Fringe & Film Festival
Victors Dung a play written and directed by Seamus O'Rourke will be performed by the Corn Mill Theatre Group on Saturday 27th August at 5:45pm in Lawrences, Ballinamore. Cast include Charles McGuinness, Tommy Sharkey and Seamus O'Rourke.

Community Soccer

Community Soccer Academy 2011/12 Season. Training resumes at Ballinamore Sports Hall this evening Wednesday 24th August. Times are as follows: Players Year of Birth 2005/2004/2003/2002 is at 5:00pm. Players Year of Birth 2001/2000/1999/1998 is at 6:00pm. Girls Year of Birth 1999/1998 is also at 6:00pm in Ballinamore Sports Hall. Mohill under 9’s - Year of Birth 2004/2003 resumed at 5:00pm Monday 22 August at the pitch behind St Manchan's National School, Mohill and will continue at 5:00pm every Monday. Please bring your Boots, Shin Guards (essential) and a Drink with you.  New players always welcome, for more info contact Andy on 087 249 87 37. To download a Registration form visit our website on www.communitysocceracademy.com

Mohill Honda 50 Run
The 2nd annual Honda fun run takes place on Sunday 28th August 2011 in Mohill, Co Leitrim. This event is part of the Canon  Donoghue Hall centenary weekend Programme. The weekend celebrations commence on Friday morning 26th August with children's events, and Friday evening the launch of the centenary book takes place by Mrs Eileen Kelly, wife of the late JJ Kelly NT. A local phone will also be launched, with a cheese and wine reception. On Sunday evening a variety night with Charlie McGettigan as MC. Monday evening the celebrations end with a big bingo evening (€1,500) prize money and Honda draw. Please see the adverts in this week's edition.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Mental Health Programme
GROW one of Ireland's largest Mental Health Organisations are running a five week education programme on different aspects of mental health, in Canon Donoghue Hall, Mohill, Co Leitrim starting Tuesday 6th September 2011 at 8:00pm. This programme is free of charge and open to everyone in the community. For further information, please contact Noeleen at 086 8516939
 
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Fiona and Aonghus Wedding
The sun shone on the beautiful wedding of Fiona Gray, Bredagh, Carrigallen daughter of Kathleen and the late Vincent Gray and Aonghus Shannon, Doogra, Rossan son of Margaret and Dan Shannon. The marriage ceremony took place in St. Mary’s Church Carrigallen recently. The lovely couple were joined by family and friends, some travelling long distances to witness this special occasion. The bridesmaids were Yvonne Gray and Pauline Harte. Best Man was Niall Shannon and Groomsman was Sean Grimes. Flower girl was Caoimhe Shannon and Page Boy was Dylan Shannon. Usherette was Lauren Greene and Ushers were Dylan Shannon, Stephen Gray and Fergal McLoughlin. First Reading was read by Gillian Shannon, Responsorial Psalm was by Natasha Murray and Second Reading was read by Eimear Shannon. Prayers of the Faithful were by Jennifer Grimes, Clodagh McLoughlin, Imelda Gray, Seamus Gray, Dan Shannon, Grace Kenny, and Orla Mitchell. Offertory by Kathleen Gray, Margaret Shannon, Vicka Shveadovskya, and Vicka Zhuravskaya. Communion Reflection was read by Martina Quinn. Church Music was supplied by Mary Harte and Liam Doonan. Doves were released by Kieron Smith.

The wedding ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Denis Murray P.P. Carrigallen. Afterwards the family and friends made their way to The Landmark Hotel Carrick on Shannon where a beautiful meal and evening of entertainment was enjoyed by all in attendance. The beautiful couple honeymooned around the Mediterranean. We join together with all their family and friends in congratulating them, and wishing them every happiness and good health for a long life together.
Saol na Sláinte agus sonas le chéile.

Carrigallen Summer Festival 2011
The dust has settled and Carrigallen is back to normal after a fabulous summer festival which had the town buzzing over the recent bank holiday weekend. This year’s festival kicked off with a fun packed It’s A Knockout competition on Church Street where the local businesses were pitched against each other. It was an eventful evening with some unexpected cold showers, blown in by Pat Masterson, which fell mainly on Donal Cadden!! There were some let downs with flat tyres on wheel barrows but all the teams managed to get to the finish line! After copious amounts of water and two round bales of straw, Traielles Hair Salon emerged the winner with The Kilbracken Arms Hotel and MJ’s Bar in joint 2nd followed by Pat Masterson’s Gala team in 3rd.  Placed after that, was McCann’s Supermarket, Mitchell’s Bar, McHugh’s Filling Station, and the Bredagh Kids.

The official opening of the festival was performed by Fr Patsy Young, former parish priest of Carrigallen and who still has close connections with the area through the Corn Mill Theatre Group. Fr Patsy is currently touring with his own production of The Honey Spike which will be on stage in the Corn Mill Theatre on Friday 19 August and Saturday 20 August 2011.

Saturday saw Liverpool Supporters achieving a decisive victory 2-1 over the Man U supporters for the Barry McIntyre Memorial Cup, thanks to all who supported and took part. On Saturday evening the Fancy Dress and Alternative Queen was also a huge success, thanks to all that took part. Congrats to the winners who were, Fancy Dress best teenager-Kelly Brady, best adult-Anthony Mimna, best home made-Eugene Finnegan and all the under age participants received an individual prize for their efforts. Alternative Queen winner was the very talented Brendan Kiernan as “Mary Kate”..!! While the runners up were David McLean as “Candy”, Kevin Davey as “Angel“ and Liam Quirk as “Amy Winehouse”. Escorts were Stephanie Green, Roísín Whelan and Danielle Smith.

The weekend’s music line up on the street and in the Festival Marquee was well attended and from the feedback we’re getting, well enjoyed by all. However we were informed by the Gardaí of a complaint of noise pollution on the Friday night which we moved to correct on the following nights. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this and will work to ensure it does not happen again, but as the festival is just an annual 3 day event designed for the enjoyment of all, we also ask for leniency and reasonable co-operation from everyone in the community.

The weather held good to make our Family Field Day and Battle of the Bands a great success. The Battle of the Bands winners were, in 1st place with a prize of €500.00 “No Reception”, 2nd for €200.00 “The Sex Panthers” and 3rd for €100.00 were Last One Back There was a fine display of handy work to choose from by the Crafty Ladies and lots of organic vegetables from the Farmers Market. The Hook A Duck Pond was a major attraction as was the Virtual Surfboard and other events such as the Dog Show and Bonny Baby competition. The Battle of the Bands was good fun and was very much enjoyed by the bands who took part and their fans that came in great numbers to support them.

The Festival Fringe events drew lots of attention especially “Victors Dung” and “The Art & Sculptor Exhibition” in the Corn Mill Theatre as well as the “Photographic Exhibition”in the Library. Monday’s highlights were the Car Treasure Hunt with nearly 30 cars taking part and the Load of Balls Race. The Treasure Hunt winners were in 3rd place Andrea Donohoe & team, 2nd place Derek Reilly & team and in 1st place Ciaran Flynn & team. Load of Balls winners of €200.00 each were Celine Fee, Margaret Flynn and Noelle Smith.

All in all The Carrigallen Summer Festival 2011 was a huge success and although numbers were marginally down on last year it was very well attended and to all those we are thankful. Also thanks and well done to the Gardaí and stewards who helped to keep traffic and people moving in the right direction and we are glad to say the whole event passed without incident. The Committee would also like to thank the following, our main sponsors, John McCartin of Newtowngore Engineering for their part sponsorship and construction of the new marquee, John Breslin of Keyline Construction for supplying the security fencing and scaffolding for the stages, this provided us with a major saving on expenses so a big thanks to John, The Kilbracken Arms Hotel and to all our regular and new sponsors who’s financial assistance made it all possible.

Also to our team of volunteers who gave their time without question, Jonathan Finnegan, Noel Doonan, Sean McIntyre, Brendan Kiernan, Tracy Flynn, Kurt Cusack, Hughie Whelan, Paul McIntyre, Eugene Finnegan, Damien Reilly, Stephen Brady, Daniel Mimna, Anthony Mimna and Mikey Reilly for their valuable time and expertise in erecting and taking down the marquee and Brian Gormley for the prompt electrical work. To our new committee members, Jessica O’Rourke, Edel Smith and Leanne Murray for organising the Dog Show, the Car Treasure Hunt and help with the Battle of the Bands, to Maura Williamson for her assistance with the Barleyfield Kids and the Car-Boot Sale, to Paddy O’Rourke for the loan of his trailer, to Dermot McEntee for the loan of his lorry, also thanks to the Mart Stores, Mervyn Richardson, Stephen Gray and last and by no means least, the hard working committee who pulled all this together, Chairman-Pat Masterson, Secretary-Philip McIntyre, Treasurer-Edel McIntyre and assistant treasurer Margaret Flynn.

My sincere apologies if I’ve left anyone out, we are truly grateful for all the voluntary help received before, during and after the Festival so keep her lit we’ll need you again next year..!! Results from the dog show will be in next week’s notes.

Margaret of New Orleans' Birthplace
Margaret of New Orleans’ birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim will be opened to the public in August every Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Tea and refreshments served. Souvenirs will be available.

Home & Away Pub Quiz
Carrigallen Home & Away Pub Quiz continues with a three way play off between MJ’s, Farrelly’s and Mitchell’s teams for the fourth place in the semi-finals in MJ’s on Sunday 21 August 2011 at 10:00pm sharp. On Friday night last Gorby’s team were the winners over Mitchell’s team. Gorby’s team were Martin McCartin, Cecil Warrington, Martin Smith and John McCartin.  Mitchell’s team were Eamonn Quinn, Darren Smyth, Robert Maguire and Sean McCabe. While it is a fundraiser event in aid of Margaret of New Orleans’ birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen, the trophy, designed and presented by Martin Doyle, is a Perpetual Trophy to the memory of Aidan Harte, the original and number one quizmaster. The trophy is called the Aidan Harte Perpetual Trophy. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

The Honey Spike in the Corn Mill Theatre
The Crokey Hill Club presents The Honey Spike by Bryan MacMahon and directed by Fr Patsy Young in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Friday 19th August and Saturday 20th August. The cast includes Eileen Ward, Gus Ward and make-up by Una Ward all members of the Corn Mill Theatre Group. Fr Patsy has brought together some of the talented actors which he has worked with as an award winning director for this new production. Fr Young was the recipient of a Hall of Fame Award from Leitrim County Council in May 2011 for his lifetime contribution to Drama. Doors open at 8:00pm and shows starts at 8:30pm sharp. Booking at 049 4339612.

Sympathy
Sympathy is extended to Ciaran O’Rourke and family, Tully, Carrigallen on the recent death of his brother John O’Rourke, Sydney, Australia. May he Rest in Peace.

Bingo
Bingo continues on Sunday next 21st August at 9:00pm in the Community Centre, Carrigallen. Weekly prize money over €3,000.

Johnny Golden Memorial
The Vintage Club Cornafean is holding a memorial fundraising night for the late Johnny Golden in Gorby’s Bar, Newtowngore, Co Leitrim on Saturday 27th August 2011. Music on the night. All donations will be greatly appreciated on the night or contact Jimmy Devine on 087 2888631. Everybody welcome!

Another chance to see Victors Dung
Victors Dung a play written and directed by Seamus O’Rourke and performed by the Corn Mill Theatre Group will be on stage in McCaul’s Bar, Bridge Street Cavan on Wednesday 17th August and Thursday 18th August. Cast Charles McGuinness, Tommy Sharkey and Seamus O’Rourke.

Cavan Fleadh 2011
The Gonzo Theatre, Cavan presents the latest writings from Philip Doherty Charlie and the Big Friendly Twits - the Roald Dahl play, six hilarious books in forty five minutes from the greatest children’s storyteller ever on Friday 19th August at 4:00pm and Saturday 20th August and Sunday 21st August at 2:00pm. Starring Charles McGuinness and Tommy Sharkey (Corn Mill Theatre), adapted for stage by Philip Doherty and directed by Kevin O’Connor.

Children of Barleyfield Arts and Drama Summer Project
This project ran for three days from Tuesday 19th July to Thursday 21st July in Carrigallen Community Hall under the co-ordination and supervision of North Connacht Youth Services. The project was facilitated by Visual and Carnival artist Tracy Yappa and assisted by drama facilitator Maura Williamson. In total 20 children participated in this project. The theme of the project incorporated aspects of a Barleyfield with the younger group making visual art pieces of butterflies, sheaves of barley, poppies and insects all complimented by costumes. The older group worked on mask making of characters involved in the harvesting of the barley and a celebration birthday mask as the Children of the Barleyfield celebrated ten years in existence.  Also the older group designed a sign for the Children of Barleyfield. Adding to the fun, two masks of Jedward added colour and entertainment to the entire piece. The overall display piece was complimented by two horse head pieces on loan from the artist, and drama facilitator Maura Williamson added script and movement to this spectacle which moved through Main Street of Carrigallen on Friday 29th August 2011 as part of the annual Summer Festival. This initiative was funded by Leitrim Vocational Education Committee, Leitrim County Childcare Committee Ltd and Leitrim County Council Arts Community Grant.

Best Wishes
Best wishes to local person Orlaith Kearney on opening a Barber Shop on Main Street, Carrigallen, it is nice to see a new business opening in these challenging times. For further information, contact 086 1565670.

Thank You
Christopher Mimna and Team Kinkeen would like to thank all the cyclists and everyone who sponsored them on their charity cycle from Dublin to Leitrim which took place on 30 April 2011. An amazing €47,100 was raised for S.T.O.P. S.T.O.P. is a charity who offers assistance to those who are suicidal and their families.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.
 
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8th August 2011

Margaret of New Orleans' Birthplace
Margaret of New Orleans’ birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim will be opened to the public in August every Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Tea and refreshments served. Souvenirs will be available.

Home & Away Pub Quiz
Carrigallen Home & Away Pub Quiz continues with the third match between Gorby's and Mitchell’s in Gorby's on Tuesday 9th August with the return match in Mitchell’s on Friday 12th August at 10:30pm sharp. On Saturday night last Pat Masterson’s team were victorious against MJ's team although MJ's came into the second round with a lead of two points. Masterson’s team were Chrisdina Nixon, Catriona Coyne, Daniel Lyons and Noel Lyons and MJ's team were Eamonn Dolan, Cathal Sheridan, Seamus O'Rourke and Ivan Brooks. While it is a fundraiser event in aid of Margaret of New Orleans’ birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen, the trophy, designed and presented by Martin Doyle, is a Perpetual Trophy to the memory of Aidan Harte, the original and number one quizmaster.  The trophy is called the Aidan Harte Perpetual Trophy. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

The Honey Spike
The Crokey Hill Club presents The Honey Spike by Bryan MacMahon and directed by Fr Patsy Young in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Friday 19th August and Saturday 20th August. The cast includes Eileen Ward and Gus Ward and make-up by Una Ward. Fr Patsy has brought together some of the talented actors which he has worked with as an award winning director for this new production. Fr Young was the recipent of a Hall of Fame Award from Leitrim County Council in May 2011 for his lifetime contribution to Drama. Doors open at 8:00pm and shows starts at 8:30pm sharp.  Booking at 049 4339612.

Marriage of Ronan Ward and Orla Galligan
Congratulations to Ronan Ward and Orla Galligan on the occasion of their marriage on Friday 1st July 2011 in St Brigid's Church, Killygarry, Co Cavan. Ronan is the son of Una and Gus Ward, Kivey, Carrigallen and Orla is the daughter of Mary and Jim Galligan, Poles, Cavan. Bridesmaids were Andrea Galligan, Niamh Galligan and Orna Hayes. Bestman was Brian Ward and Groomsmen were Tommy Sharkey and Aiden Galligan. Ushers were John Galligan and Cormac Galligan. The music was supplied by the McCartin Sisters; Therese and Deirdre and soloist Michael Hayes. The wedding ceremony was celebrated by Fr Andrew Tully, Fr Ultan McGoohan and Fr Patsy Young. Afterwards family and friends made their way to the Cavan Crystal Hotel for the wedding reception, where a great time was had by all. The happy couple honeymooned in Italy. We wish them a long life of health and happiness.

Photographic Exhibition in Carrigallen Library
The photographic exhibition titled 'Spotlight on Carrigallen' by local photographer; Julie Williams will close on Wednesday 10th August 2011 in Carrigallen Library. All are welcomed to come and view the exhibition during opening hours on Wednesday from 2:00pm to 8:00pm. Telephone 049 4339188.

Bingo
Bingo continues on Sunday next 14th August at 9:00pm in the Community Centre, Carrigallen. Weekly prize money over €3,000.

Bus Routes
Carrigallen is fortunate to be served by four Bus Éireann routes giving opportunities for days out. Route 462 to Sligo at 9:30am on Friday and 9:05am on Saturday, returning from Sligo (Bus Station) at 2:30pm on Friday and 4:15pm on Saturday. (also serves Ballinamore) Route 463 to Longford at 9:30am on Monday and 10:00am on Wednesday. Monday bus via Cloone, Mohill and Drumlish. Wednesday bus via Ballinamuck and Aughnacliffe. Returns from Longford railway station 2:50pm on Monday and 3:00pm on Wednesday. Route 464 to Enniskillen at 9:30am on Thursday, returning from Enniskillen Ulsterbus Station at 2:25pm (also serves Mohill, Ballinamore and Swanlinbar). Route 465 to Cavan at 9:40am on Tuesday, returning from Cavan Bus Station 2:40pm (also serves Ballyconnell, Killeshandra, Arva and Ballinagh)

Bereaved
Local Garda Hugh Brady was bereaved by the death of his father-in-law the late Philip O’Reilly, Derrries, Killashendra, Co Cavan who was at an advanced age. The late Phillip would have been well known having held a senior position in the North Eastern Cattle Breeding Society where he worked for many years making a significant contribution to stock improvement.

Ice Cream Challenge
Happy Feet Childcare facility, Carrigallen hosted a very successful Ice Cream Funday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland on Sunday 19th June 2011. A total of €478.48 was raised. The management, committee and staff would like to thank most sincerely all those who supported the event and to all those who helped out in anyway.

Dance Music, Sport, Art and Drama Camp
A Dance Music, Sports, Art and Drama Camp will be held in St Patrick's Hall, Arva, Co Cavan from Monday 15th August to Friday 19th August 2011 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Children can be dropped off from 9:30am. For further information contact Maureen at 086 3702719 or Mairéad at 086 3046426.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.
 
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Margaret of New Orleans' Birthplace
Margaret of New Orleans’ birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim will be opened to the public in August every Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Tea and refreshments served. Souvenirs will be available.

Home & Away Pub Quiz
Carrigallen Home & Away Pub Quiz continues with the second match between Pat Masterson’s and MJ’s in Masterson’s on Wednesday 3rd August with the return match in MJ’s on Saturday 6th August. The third match on Tuesday 9th August in Gorby’s against Mitchells with the return match in Mitchell’s bar on Friday 12th August. On Thursday night last the first round of the quiz took place and quizmaster was Tony Fahy. The home team Kilbrackan Arms Hotel Ray McManus, Alfie Harte, Ann Harte and Ciaran Harte go into the second round with a lead of only four points against their opponent the Charlie Farrelly’s team Killian McGuinness, Cormac Doonan, Kevin McManus and John Lockhart. While it is a fundraiser event in aid of Margaret of New Orleans’ birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen, the trophy, designed and presented by Martin Doyle, is a Perpetual Trophy to the memory of Aidan Harte, the original and number one quizmaster. The trophy is called the Aidan Harte Perpetual Trophy. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

Mary Healy RIP
The area was saddened to hear of the passing of Mary Healy formerly of Drumbreanlis. Mary who had impaired eyesight from a very young age regained full vision following a medical procedure only to have it cruelly taken from her eighteen months later.  But Mary’s strong faith kept her going and prevented her ever becoming embittered about her disability. An enthusiastic learner, Mary embraced braille as a means of communication with great effect and this allowed her to keep in touch with everything.  Although Mary lived most of her life outside Carrigallen she enjoyed spending weekends with her relations the Gormley family Kilbracken, McGees Aughavore from where she got to meet her old neighbours and friends. One of her recent visits was last year on the occassion of her old national school’s reunion when she used the time to visit the house she had grown up in. In her ninteeth year, Mary outlived all her siblings the late Julia, Dan, John and Luke. Following the arrival of Mary’s remains to St Mary’s Church, Carrigallen on Saturday 23rd July 2011 the funeral Mass was concelebrated by Fr Sean McDermott, a relative; Fr Ultan McGoohan a family friend and Fr Denis Murray PP. Prayers of the faithful were read by family members,  friends and relatives with funeral hymns by the Donohoe family. Pat Brady representing the community where Mary lived in Dublin delivered a very fitting eulogy. Following the funeral Mass her remains were interred in the family plot in the adjoining cemetary. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

Corn Mill Theatre
The Beezneez Theatre Company presents Don’t Dress for Dinner on Wednesday 3rd August and Thursday 4th August. Shows are at 8:30pm. Doors open at 8:00pm. Booking at 0494339612.

Photographic Exhibition in Carrigallen Library
A photographic exhibition titled 'Spotlight on Carrigallen' by local photographer, Julie Williams will run until Wednesday 10th August 2011 in Carrigallen Library. All are welcomed to come and view the exhibition during opening hours Monday and Wednesday from 2:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Telephone 049 4339188.

Bingo Returns
Bingo returns to the Community Centre, Carrigallen on Sunday next 8th August at 9:00pm.

Anna May Owens RIP
The death occurred of Mrs Anna May Owens, Killafee, Aughavas on Friday 15th July at Sligo General Hospital following a very short illness. Predeceased by her husband John Francis and daughter Kathleen some years ago Anna May was a very popular and outgoing person who attended the Day Care Centre in Carrigallen, where she was well liked by staff and all who attended there. Renowned for her hospitality where her home baking was a real treat and the envy of many who sought to replicate it in their own homes. Anna May always had time to talk with people and enjoyed the company of young people greatly.  Her removal was received at St Joseph’s by Rev Sam Holmes followed by her funeral which was attended by a large crowd including many of her former colleagues from the day care centre. Sympathy is extended to her sons Phil and Sean Aughavas, Peter, Kildare: daughters Maureen, America; daughters-in-law Margaret, Geraldine, and Mary; sisters Eileen, Ballinalee and Kathleen Corrigan, Mullinadara, Carrigallen; grandchildren nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

Meet and Train Bootcamp
Leitrim Sports Partnership is delighted to offer yet another exciting initiative for women 'Meet and Train – Boot Camp for Females'. This programme provides with the opportunity to take part in a 6 weeks custom designed outdoor experience project that will be delivered in Carrigallen GAA Pitch, starting on Monday 8th August 2011 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. There will also be an optional weigh in on the first and final day, before the class. The programme is designed for women of all ages regardless of fitness levels. It's the perfect opportunity to make new friends 'have fun, get fit and keep fit'. For further information or to register, please contact the Leitrim Sports Partnership on 071 9650498 or by email sports@leitrimcoco.ie or 087 9390980.

Joe Gallagher RIP
The death occurred of Joe Gallagher, Church Street, Carrigallen at St Patrick's Hospital, Carrick-on-Shannon recently where he had been a patient for some years having been struck down with illness some six years ago at a young age. Joe who had returned from the Irish army following a fruitful career came to live in Church Street from where he got to know everyone , paricularly those who shared his passion for gardening. As gardening was Joe's passion in life, his own garden was a beauty to be held with both vegetables and flowers, the names of many some regular gardeners could hardly pronounce. Joe travelled to many other people’s gardens to help and advise them on how to best manage their plots. Joe’s funeral in St Mary’s Church was attended by a large crowd both from his native Killeshandra and local people with whom he had become acquainted with.  Following the funeral Mass which was concelebrated by Fr Denis Murray PP and Fr Sean McDermott, chaplain to the Irish army. His remains were accompanied by a unit of the Irish army along with family and friends to St Bridgets cemetery, Killeshandra, Co Cavan. Sympathy is extended to Joe’s sisters, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Chernobyl Day Out
Rinn-Shannon & District Angling Club held the annual Chernobyl family fun day at Lough Rynn Caravan Park on Sunday 10th July. The Club would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who helped out in any way to make this a truly great occasion; the business people who kindly sponsored us; the ladies who helped out with the food and activities; Leitrim County Council for the use of the facilities and staff member Richard Hackett. I would not chance naming anyone else for the fear of excluding anyone, only to say on behave of the club and its members, thank you kindly. We hope to see you all again in 2012.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.
 
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Home & Away Pub Quiz
Carrigallen Home & Away Pub Quiz will start on this Thursday 28th July at 10:30pm in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel. The hotel’s opponents on the night will be Charley Farrelly’s team and the return match will be held in Farrelly’s pub on Monday 1st August at 10:30pm. Second match will be between Pat Masterson’s and MJ’s in Masterson’s on Wednesday 3rd August with the return match in MJ’s on Saturday 6th August. The third match on Tuesday 9th August in Gorby’s against Mitchells with the return match in Mitchell’s Bar on Friday 12th August. This is a fundraiser event in aid of Margaret of New Orleans’ birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

Corn Mill Theatre
Victors Dung written and produced by Seamus O’Rourke will make a welcome return to the Corn Mill Theatre on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th July at 8:30pm. On Saturday 30th July the Dublin City Ramblers will perform at 8:30pm and Frankie Gavin & De Dannan will be on Monday 1st August. The Beezneez Theatre Company presents Don’t Dress for Dinner on Wednesday 3rd August and Thursday 4th August. All shows are at 8:30pm. Doors open at 8:00pm. Booking at 049 4339612.

14th Carrigallen Summer Festival 2011
The Carrigallen Summer Festival, which has been running annually since 1997, will be held during the August Bank Holiday weekend starting on Friday 2th9 July until Monday 1st August 2011. The official opening of the Summer Festival will be made by Fr Patsy Young at 7:30pm. It is hoped that the weather will have improved by then so that the public will get to enjoy all the many fantastic fun-filled events which the hard working Festival Committee members have organised for all ages. 

Photographic Exhibition in Carrigallen Library
A photographic exhibition titled 'Spotlight on Carrigallen' by local artist Julie Williams will until Wednesday 10th August 2011. All are welcomed to come and view the exhibition during opening hours Monday and Wednesday from 2:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Telephone 049 4339188.

Margaret of New Orleans' Birthplace
Margaret of New Orleans’ birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim will be opened to the public in July and August every Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Tea and refreshments served. Souvenirs will be available.

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age Group
More news of our own Carrigallen and Drumeela ‘active’ Active Age Group! Recently 29 members of the Group enjoyed a day trip to Dublin - and visited three of the city’s famous historical attractions; Kilmainham Gaol; the Guinness Storehouse and Farmleigh. Kilmainham Gaol came at the start of the day and Shane, our Guide, had a real passion for the building and events that have taken place there since it opened in 1796. He ‘painted’ word pictures for us describing some of the historic and in some instances unbelievable - cases and people incarcerated within its walls, some mere children as young as 5 years of age. We found it a humbling experience. The Guinness Storehouse was next on our list.  A totally different experience, but one which was again brought to life for us by the knowledge and feeling Chris, our Guide, had for the history of the building and the way in which Guinness has evolved into the world famous ‘black gold’. There were of course a few samples along the way, culminating in a glass of the ‘black stuff’ on the 7th floor - and that magnificent view of the whole of Dublin from the Gravity Bar was amazing!  ‘Dr Frank’ played a large part in the tour, and will go down in Guinness history!

Farmleigh, set in scenic Phoenix Park, was our last stop of the day. Originally built for the Guinness family, it was bought by the Government in 1999, refurbished and is now used for accommodating visiting dignitaries, high level government meetings and for use by the general public by way of product launches, conferences, concerts etc. Our Guide was able to tell us about the restoration of a number of artefacts, including some beautiful floor to ceiling embroidered panels in the dining room. Farmleigh most recently hosted President and Mrs Obama. By this time we were all tired, but more than satisfied with our day out - thanks to our Secretary Elizabeth Mulligan who did a wonderful job of organising the whole event - we’re looking forward to our next trip!

Killeshandra Butterflies Arts and Drama Special Abilities Summer Project
This Annual event organised by the founder members of Killeshandra Arts and Drama group offers drama, dance/ movement, arts and crafts, music to children and adults with special abilities who like the intimacy of a small group setting to gain skills and confidence. This year’s programme runs from Tuesday 2nd August to Thursday August 2011 in the Community Council’s Resource Centre Killeshandra with an outing on the Friday 5th August. The project caters for children ages 5 years up to 12 years in the mornings from 11:00am to 1:00pm and in the evening for teens and adults from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Fee €20 per participant for the week’s activities. Further enquiries to Deirdre O’Reilly at 085 1555076 or email oreillydeirdre@yahoo.ie This project is part funded by Cavan County Council’s Community Arts Grant.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Benefit Social for Fintan Smyth
The organising committee would like to thank all those people who contributed so generously to the recent successful fundraiser for Fintan. The venue, entertainment and refreshments were provided voluntary. Special thanks to the Commercial Hotel, Ballinamore and the musicians who preformed on the night. Thanks also to those who helped spread the word, especially the local media and community organisations. Finally a word of thanks goes to Ballinamore Credit Union, Bank of Ireland Mohill and AIB Ballinamore for their assistance. Accounts in Ballinamore Credit Union and Bank of Ireland Mohill will remain open until the end of August.
 
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14th Carrigallen Summer Festival 2011
The Carrigallen Summer Festival, which has been running annually since 1997, will be held during the August Bank Holiday weekend starting on Friday 29th July to Monday 1st August 2011. It is hoped that the weather will have improved by then so that the public will get to enjoy all the many fantastic fun-filled events which the hard working Festival Committee members have organised for all ages.

Photographic Exhibition in Carrigallen Library
A photographic exhibition titled 'Spotlight on Carrigallen' by local artist Julie Williams will run from Wednesday 20th July 2011 until Wednesday 10th August 2011. All are welcomed to come and view the exhibition during opening hours Monday and Wednesday from 2:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Telephone 049 4339188.

Crafty Ladies
Next meeting will be on Friday 22nd July 2011 from 10:00am to 11:00am to finalise arts and crafts for display during the Carrigallen Summer Festival weekend. Crafty Ladies will not meet during the month of August but will resume meeting every second Friday from mid September.

Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen Travel to Kilkenny
Eight members of Leitrim Youth Theatre Company travelled to the annual National Association of Youth Drama Festival in Kilkenny College for five days recently. The members were accompanied by Maura Williamson and Helen Corcoran, and participated in workshops about Space Exploration by Richie Ball; Dance and Movement by Ciaran Gray; Articulate, Accelerate, and Complicate by Veronica Coburn; Lecoq Techniques and Improvisation by Marcus Bale, and Improvisation by Annie Ryan.  The Group also engaged in many evening social activities and returned home full of new energy and ideas to pass on to the youth theatre group which recommences in early September. LYTC is funded by arts initiative Leitrim County Council.

Film Crew from New Orleans Capture Margaret’s Story in Tully
The Margaret of New Orleans story continues to be told. This time, a Film crew from New Orleans visited Margaret’s cottage in Tully recently and filmed members of Leitrim Youth Theatre Co Carrigallen. Mary Harte, John McCartin, Bryan Mulligan, Kate Reilly, Reichelle Celine, and local musicians performed Tony Fahy’s songs from the LYTC play: Our Story of Margaret of New Orleans. The LYTC also performed a short scene from the play featuring Reichelle Celine as Margaret. The Fox 8 New Orleans TV Crew interviewed the Margaret of New Orleans Tully Committee and Maura Williamson. This is part of a documentary on Margaret’s story on Television in New Orleans in October.  This publicity is aimed at raising funds to take LYTC Carrigallen out to New Orleans to perform the play Our Story of Margaret of New Orleans co-written by LYTC and Maura Williamson.

Margaret of New Orleans' Birthplace
Margaret of New Orleans’ birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim will be opened to the public in July and August every Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Tea and refreshments served.  Souvenirs will be available.

Home & Away Pub Quiz
Carrigallen Home & Away Pub Quiz will start on Thursday 28th July at 10:30pm in the Kilbrackan Hotel.  The hotel’s opponents on the night will be Charley Farrelly’s team and the return match will be held in Farrelly’s pub on Monday 1st August at 10:30pm. Second match will be between Pat Masterson’s and MJ’s in Masterson’s on Wednesday 3rd August with the return match in MJ’s on Saturday 6th August. The third match on Tuesday 9th August in Gorby’s against Mitchells with the return match in Mitchell’s bar on Friday 12th August. This is a fundraiser event in aid of Margaret of New Orleans’ birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

Well Done Local Ladies!
Well done to the local ladies for taking part in the Flora Women's Mini Marathon on Monday 6th June 2011!  €3,365 was raised and donated to Cavan General Hospital's Children Ward. Andrea Donohoe, Lorraine Flynn, Marian Lynch, Mary Harte, Nicola O'Connell, Nicola Wilson, Orlaith Kearney, Janine McManus, Lynda Mitchell, Catherine Arnold, Mary Reilly, Yvonne Donohoe, Sheila Brennan and lady for the day Winston Harkness took part in the event. Also well done to Harriet Finnegan for having her beautiful hair cut, thus raising a large part of the total collected.

Killeshandra Butterflies Arts and Drama Special Abilities Summer Project
This Annual event organised by the founder members of Killeshandra Arts and Drama group offers drama, dance/ movement, arts and crafts, music to children and adults with special abilities who like the intimacy of a small group setting to gain skills and confidence. This year’s programme runs from Tuesday 2nd August to Thursday August 2011 in the Community Council’s Resource Centre Killeshandra with an outing on the Friday 5th August. The project caters for children ages 5 years up to 12 years in the mornings from 11:00am to 1:00pm and in the evening for teens and adults from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Fee €20 per participant for the week’s activities. Further enquiries to Deirdre O’Reilly at 0851555076 or email oreillydeirdre@yahoo.ie This project is part funded by Cavan County Council’s Community Arts Grant.

Kiernan/Carty Wedding
St Mary’s Church, Carrigallen was the setting for a beautiful wedding recently when Sarah Kiernan daughter of Maureen and John Kiernan, Kilbrackan, Carrigallen and Fergal Carty son of Bridie and the late Joe Carty, Garrison, Co Fermanagh were united in the sacrament of marriage.  The wedding ceremony was con-celebrated by Fr Denis Murray PP, Rev Cannon Patrick Lonergan, Fr Martin Gilchreest and Fr Joseph McVeigh. Bridesmaids were Natasha Mulvaney and Siobhán Duffy. Bestman was Brian Carty and groomsman was Ronan O’Reilly. The flowergirl was Blaise Carty and the pageboy was Daniel Mulvaney. The Readings were read by Ita Doyle and John Feely and the Prayers of the Faithful were read by Tara Keane, Michelle Tully, Sinéad Duffy, John Gordon and Niall McManus. The Gift bearers were Maureen Kiernan and Bridie Carty and reflection was read by Owen Carron. The music was supplied by Louise and Majella O’Reilly. Following the ceremony the bridal party and guests travelled to The Hotel Kilmore for the wedding reception. Congratulations to the happy couple and wishing them a long and happy life together. 

Corn Mill Theatre
Victors Dung written and produced by Seamus O’Rourke will make a welcome return to the Corn Mill Theatre on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th July at 8:30pm. On Saturday 30th July the Dublin City Ramblers will perform at 8:30pm and Frankie Gavin & De Dannan will be on Monday 1st August. The Beezneez Theatre Company presents Don’t Dress for Dinner on Wednesday 3rd August and Thursday 4th August. All shows are at 8:30pm. Doors open at 8:00pm. Booking at 049 4339612.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.
 
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Irish Water Safety
Swimming and Life Saving Skills Classes will run from Monday 18th July 2011 for two weeks at Gulladoo Lake, Carrigallen.  Enrolment at the lake at 9:30am.

Festival Meeting
A festival meeting will be held on Wednesday 13th July 2011 at 9:00pm sharp in Pat Masterson’s pub. All retailers and publicans are asked to attend.

Revised times for Home & Away Pub Quiz
Pub quiz enthusiasts will welcome the six pubs Carrigallen Home & Away Pub Quiz which will start on Thursday 28th July at 10:30pm in the Kilbrackan Hotel. The hotel’s opponents on the night will be Charley Farrelly’s team and the return match will be held in Farrelly’s pub on Monday 1st August at 10:30pm. Second match will be between Pat Masterson’s and MJ’s in Masterson’s on Wednesday 3rd August with the return match in MJ’s on Saturday 6th August. The third match on Tuesday 9th August in Gorby’s against Mitchells with the return match in Mitchell’s bar on Friday 12th August. This is a fundraiser event in aid of Margaret of New Orleans’ birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen. Please support.

Sympathy
Sympathy is extended to Ann Reilly and all her family, nee McDermott, formerly from Church Street, Carigallen on the death of her husband Seamus Reilly, Loughduff, Co Cavan whose funeral took place in St Joseph's Church, Loughduff on Saturday 9th July 2011. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Corn Mill Theatre
To set the scene for the festival weekend Victors Dung written and produced by Seamus O’Rourke will make a welcome return to the Corn Mill Theatre on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th July at 8:30pm. On Saturday 30th July the Dublin City Ramblers will perform at 8:30pm and Frankie Gavin & De Dannan will be on Monday 1st August. The Beezneez Theatre Company presents Don’t Dress for Dinner on Wednesday 3rd August and Thursday 4th August. All shows are at 8:30pm. Doors open at 8:00pm. Booking at 0494339612.

Killeshandra Butterflies Arts and Drama Special Abilities Summer Project
This Annual event organised by the founder members of Killeshandra Arts and Drama group offers drama, dance/ movement, arts and crafts, music to children and adults with special abilities who like the intimacy of a small group setting to gain skills and confidence. This year’s programme runs from Tuesday 2nd August to Thursday August 2011 in the Community Council’s Resource Centre Killeshandra with an outing on the Friday 5th August. The project caters for children ages 5 years up to 12 years in the mornings from 11:00am to 1:00pm and in the evening for teens and adults from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Fee €20 per participant for the week’s activities. Further enquiries to Deirdre O’Reilly at 0851555076 or email oreillydeirdre@yahoo.ie This project is part funded by Cavan County Council’s Community Arts Grant.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will visit St Brigid's Community Centre, Loch Gowna, Co Cavan on Monday 18th July 2011 and Tuesday 19th July 2011 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm. 

Margaret of New Orleans
Margaret of New Orleans’ birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim will be opened to the public in July and August every Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Tea and refreshments served. Souvenirs will be available.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Dance, Art, Music and Sport Camp
A Dance, Art, Music and Sports Camp will be held in St Patrick's Hall, Arva, Co Cavan from Monday 15th August to Friday 19th August 2011 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Children can be dropped off from 9:30am. For further information contact Maureen at 086 3702719 or Mairéad at 086 3046426.

Cathleen Cunnion RIP
The death occurred of Mrs Cathleen Cunnion, Drumeela, Carrigallen at Cavan General Hospital recently following a brief illness. She was a native of Dublin and emigrated to England taking on numerous jobs as she moved along Manchester where she met her future husband Tom Cunnion, a native of Cornafest, Carrigallen. In 1995 the couple moved back to Carrigallen and purchased a house and property in Drumeela which belonged to the Kenny family, and they made Drumeela their home.  Cathleen loved all kinds of music especially Irish and Country & Western. For the past few years she attended the Day Centre Carrigallen and enjoyed meeting and talking with her peers and playing bingo. She will be sadly by missed by her husband and friends. Sympathy is extended to her husband Thomas and relations in Dublin. The removal and funeral to St Mary's Church, Carrigallen and Mass was celebrated by Fr C Heerey PP, Ballinamore. Burial took place in the adjoining cemetery.  
 
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Carrigallen Summer Festival
The 14th Carrigallen Summer Festival will be held during the August Bank Holiday weekend starting on Friday 29th July to Monday 1st August 2011. It is hoped that the weather will have improved by then so that the public will get to enjoy all the many different events which the hard working Festival Committee members have organised for all ages.

Corn Mill Theatre
To set the scene for the weekend Victors Dung written and produced by Seamus O’Rourke will make a welcome return to the Corn Mill Theatre on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th July at 8:30pm. On Saturday 30th July the Dublin City Ramblers will perform at 8:30pm and Frankie Gavin & De Dannan will be on Monday 1st August. The Beezneez Theatre Company presents Don’t Dress for Dinner on Wednesday 3rd August and Thursday 4th August. All shows are at 8:30pm. Doors open at 8:00pm. Booking at 0494339612.

Margaret of New Orleans’ Birthplace in Tully
Pub quiz enthusiasts will welcome the six pubs Carrigallen Pub Quiz which will start on Thursday 28th July at 9:00pm in the Kilbrackan Hotel. The hotel’s opponents on the night will be Charley Farrelly’s team and the return match will be held in Farrelly’s pub on Monday 1st August at 9:00pm. Second match will be between Pat Masterson’s and MJ’s in Masterson’s on Wednesday 3rd August with the return match in MJ’s on Saturday 6th August. The third match on Tuesday 9th August in Gorby’s against Mitchells with the return match in Mitchell’s bar on Friday 12th August. This is a fundraiser event in aid of Margaret of New Orleans’ birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen. Please support.

Killeshandra Butterflies Arts and Drama Special Abilities Summer Project
This Annual event organised by the founder members of Killeshandra Arts and Drama group offers drama, dance/ movement, arts and crafts, music to children and adults with special abilities who like the intimacy of a small group setting to gain skills and confidence. This year’s programme runs from Tuesday 2nd August to Thursday August 2011 in the Community Council’s Resource Centre Killeshandra with an outing on the Friday 5th August. The project caters for children ages 5 years up to 12 years in the mornings from 11:00am to 1:00pm and in the evening for teens and adults from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Fee €20 per participant for the week’s activities. Further enquiries to Deirdre O’Reilly at 0851555076 or email oreillydeirdre@yahoo.ie This project is part funded by Cavan County Council’s Community Arts Grant.

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age Group
Keeping the ‘Active’ in Active Age is not difficult for members of Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age! If you were at Longford Megabowl recently you would have seen 25 members of our local Active Age group having a great time ten-pin bowling –and keeping fit at the same time! Ten-pin bowling has come to be one of our favourite keep fit - and active – things to do. It’s great fun, brings out our friendly competitive spirit, and is a great social activity, especially when we get back to Carrigallen and make our way to one of the local pubs for welcome refreshments! Final plans will be agreed when we meet this week for our next outing, this time to Dublin.  No ten-pin bowling on the programme, but a great day out will be enjoyed by all of us, especially the guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse!

Margaret of New Orleans
Margaret of New Orleans’ birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim will be opened to the public in July and August every Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Tea and refreshments served.  Souvenirs will be available.

Irish Water Safety
Irish Water Safety and Life Saving Classes will run from Monday 18th July 2011 for two weeks in Gulladoo Lake, Carrigallen.

Benefit Social
Benefit social in aid of Declan and Ita Smyth’s five year old son Fintan in the Commerical Hotel Ballinamore on Friday 8th July 2011 at 10:00pm. Admission is optional.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Chernobyl Family Fun Day
The Rynn-Shannon & District Angling Club will be hosting the annual Chernobyl and family fun day at the Lough Rynn amenity area Mohill on Sunday 10th July at 12:00noon. Admittance is free. All are welcome. Among the attractions, will be barbeque pig-on-a-spit, bouncy castle, boat trips (an accessible boat for people with disabilities) with full safety equipment, limo trips, Irish dancing, music by Tom Moran. Come and join in this fun day and meet the children of Chernobyl and give a real Irish welcome. If you would like to help out in any way call 087 6254740 thank you.

Taispeántas Samhraidh 2011
The annual Art Exhibition will take place in Teach Dúchais, Drumeela on Friday 8th July at 8:30pm. The Exhibition will be opened by artist Colleen Quinn who will talk on her experience in the world of Art and display her work.  There will be a musical recital on the night and refreshments will be served. Everybody welcome! Works of art in any medium are welcome for display and will be taken into Teach Dúchais on Thursday 7th July from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. There will be and outdoor Art Workshop on Saturday 9 July, assembly at Teach Dúchais 10:30am. Bring a packed lunch and painting materials. Everybody welcome! Fáilte roimh gach duine! For further enquiries and information please ring 07196 36012. This is supported by Leitrim County Council.

The Carnival of Glenaduff
Wishing Yvonne Heynemann who was a member of Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen every success as she takes to the stage in the Carnival of Glenaduff written and produced by Padraic McIntyre in the Backstage Theatre, Longford which runs from Thursday 7th July to Saturday 9th July 2011.

Blessing of the Graves
The blessing of the graves took place in St Mary’s cemetery Carrigallen on Sunday last in glorious sunshine. The very large congregation was complimented on having their graves looking splendidly and Frank and Philip were thanked by Fr Denis Murray PP for their hard work in having the graveyard looking so well.

Performing Arts Summer School
The annual Performing Arts Summer School returns to Ballinamore from 11th to 15th July 2011 for girls and boys from 5 years to 13 years. For further information contact Orla on 087 6245316 or Lorraine 086 8631785.
 
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Seamus McKenna RIP
The death occurred of Seamus McKenna, No 2 Bredagh, Carrigallen in Cavan General Hospital on Friday 10th June 2011. Seamus was a native of Teemore, Co Fermanagh and he was residing in Carrigallen for the past thirteen years with his family. He was a very popular, quiet, unassuming, and decent man and was very much a family man. He took part in many voluntary organisations, in particular the Festival Committee. Seamus was always in favour of anything that would provide for the betterment of the parish. He ran his own taxi service and was a very good mechanic. Sympathy is extended to his wife Kathleen, son Jerome, daughter Roisín, relatives and friends. Removal of remains was to St Mary's Church, Carrigallen where a guard of honour was performed by the principal Mr Conboy, teachers and pupils from the Vocational School, Carrigallen. Funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr Dennis Murray PP with burial to the adjoining cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Blessing of the Graves
The annual blessing of the graves will take place in St Mary's Cemetery Carrigallen on Sunday 3rd July, Drumeela on Sunday 10th July and Drumreilly Sunday 17th July 2011. All families are asked to attend to their family plots and if possible tend neighbouring graves where relatives are unable to do so.

Margaret of New Orleans
Margaret of New Orlean’s birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim will be open to everyone in July and August every Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Tea and refreshments served. Souvenirs available.

Irish Water Safety
Irish Water Safety and Life Saving Classes will run from Monday 18th July 2011 for two weeks in Gulladoo Lake, Carrigallen.

Day Care Centre
On Thursday 9th June 2011, over thirty members had a most enjoyable outing from the day centre Carrigallen. They had a wonderful lunch in the beautiful Crover House Hotel followed by a shopping spree. Then they travelled on to Ballyjamesduff to the Cavan County Museum where they had a guided tour followed by afternoon tea. There was so much to see there that one would need at least two days to get to view everything, from the Folklife Gallery, Famine Gallery, Farnham Gallery, GAA Display, to the Nuns Story Exhibition and of course the Percy French Gallery.  All back on the bus to Charley Farrelly's Carrigallen where they were greeted by a céad míle fáilte from the proprietors Cathal, Rosemarie and Sarah where refreshments were served and music, song and dance was enjoyed by all.

Foster Care Association
The Leitrim Branch of the Irish Foster Care Association with the support of the HSE-West is hosting the 2011 National Conference. This will be held on the weekend of 4th, 5th, and 6th November in The Landmark Hotel Carrick-On-Shannon. An enjoyable week is promised for children and adults alike. The Conference Launch will be held on Tuesday 5th July at 6pm in Landmark Hotel. Local Media are invited. We expect a good attendance of foster carers, social workers and childcare workers especially from Leitrim, Sligo, North Roscommon and West Cavan areas. Most of the staff from the IFCA Head Office in Tallaght will also be in attendance. All are welcome! Enquiries to Bernadette Hamilton PRO on 087 7425366 or by email: josephineearly@hotmail.com

Shannon Tackle Open Trout Competition
The Shannon Tackle Open Trout Competition will be held at Lough Rowan on next Sunday 3rd July. This is an all methed competition - Spinning, Worming, Fly Fishing. Entry fee €10 for members and €20 for non Club members. Fishing from 10:00am to 5:00pm. R.S.D.A.C. would like to express their sincere gratitude to Shannon Tackle, Jamestown for their continued support over the years.

Benefit Social
Benefit social in aid of Declan and Ita Smyth’s five year old son Fintan in the Commerical Hotel Ballinamore on Friday 8th July 2011 at 10:00pm. Admission is optional.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen.  The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Taispeántas Samhraidh 2011
The annual Art Exhibition will take place in Teach Dúchais, Drumeela on Friday 8th July at 8:30pm. The Exhibition will be opened by artist Colleen Quinn who will talk on her experience in the world of Art and display her work. There will be a musical recital on the night and refreshments will be served. Everybody welcome! Works of art in any medium are welcome for display and will be taken into Teach Dúchais on Thursday 7th July from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. There will be and outdoor Art Workshop on Saturday 9th July, assembly at Teach Dúchais 10:30am. Bring a packed lunch and painting materials. Everybody welcome! Fáilte roimh gach duine! For further enquiries and information please ring 07196 36012. This is supported by Leitrim County Council.

Summer Camp
A summer camp will be held in Happy Feet Childcare for After School and Pre School children from 10:00am to 2:00pm and 9:30am to 12:30pm from Monday 4th July to Friday 8th July 2011 and Monday 11th July to Friday 15th July 2011. For further information, contact Tina at 049 43 39812.

Carrigallen Womens Group
The ladies from Carrigallen and surrounding areas enjoyed a wonderful evening out at Mullingar dog track on Saturday night 11th June 2011. All enjoyed a sumptuous meal with the odd flutter of a bet thrown in for good measure. The ladies were in great humour on our return journey and thankfully spent their winnings in Carrigallen. This was our grand finale until September, looking forward to seeing you all then.
 
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Very Regretted Death
There was widespread regret in the Carrigallen parish and surrounding ones at the recent death of  William Hawthorn, (Snr) Aughavilla House, Carrigallen and Longford which occurred at Cavan General Hospital on 20th April 2011 following a brief illness. Bill as he was so popularly known as to his many friends was a native of Longford. He came to Carrigallen parish with his wife and young family almost 40 years ago when he purchased Aughavilla House and farm from the late James Flynn who was retiring from farming.  He became very popular with all the local people and was always on hand to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. When his family became able to run the family farm, Bill returned to Longford where he set up a thriving business in haulage and was also a coal and briquettes merchant. On his retirement from the business he lived with his daughter Sandra and was a caller to the local Day Centre Carrigallen where he became very popular with all the people present. Indeed the both areas are much the poorer for his passing. May he Rest in Peace. Sympathy is extended to his daughter Sandra Derralane, son-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife and son Bill. The removal of remains and funeral from Saint Columba's Church of Ireland, Corrawallen was very large and representative. Burial took place in Saint John’s Cemetery, Battery Road, Longford.

Carrigallen Summer Festival
A meeting will be held on Wednesday 22nd June 2011 at 9:00pm in Pat Masterson's Pub. All officers, committee members, town publicans and retailers are asked to attend.

Blessing of the Graves
The blessing of the graves will take place in Carrigallen on Sunday 3rd July, Drumeela on Sunday 10th July and Drumreilly Sunday 17th July 2011. All families are asked to attend to their family plots and if possible tend neighbouring graves where relatives are unable to do so.

Eucharistic Adoration
A special three hour exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be held on Monday 27th June 2011 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm in St Mary's Church, Carrigallen. This is for Spiritual Bouquet gift of continupus adoration of sixty hours for Pope Benedict XVI marking his sixty years of priesthood. All those wishing to take part in any small visit please give your name and time to Mae McManus, Ann Harte and Philomena Donohoe as soon as possible.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Rosaleen Brady RIP
There was widespread regret in the parish and surrounding areas at the death of Mrs Rosaleen Brady, Bredagh, Carrigallen which occurred at the Esker Lodge Nursing Home, Cavan following a brief illness. She was in her 85th year and was a member of the popular McManus family, Killeshandra, Co Cavan. Rosaleen came to the parish on the occassion of her marriage to her late husband Benny who was the postman in Killegar Post Office. She was a quiet, kind and unassuming person, a great mother who took great comfort from her religion. The family moved to Drumeela when they purchased Patrick Crudden's farm. They worked diligently to stock their new farm and make it a success.  Rosaleen was a very good neighbour as she was always on hand to help anyone in need. She was a great bingo fan and enjoyed meeting people. The Carrigallen area is much the poorer for her passing. Sympathy is extended to her sons Padraig, Brian, Felim, Carrigallen, and Ambrose, Ballyconnell, Co Cavan; daughters Susan, Pauline, Mary, England, Geraldine, Bailieborough, Kitty Coyne and Barbara, Carrigallen; sons-in-law; daughters-in-law; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother Leo McManus, Arva, Co Cavan. The removal of her remains and funeral was to St Mary's Church, Drumeela following Requiem Mass was very large and representative. The remains were received by Fr Charles Heerey, PP Ballinamore. The Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr E Lynch, PP Ballyconnell. Burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

Taispeántas Samhraidh 2011
The annual Art Exhibition will take place in Teach Dúchais, Drumeela on Friday 8th July at 8:30pm. The Exhibition will be opened by artist Colleen Quinn who will talk on her experience in the world of Art and display her work. There will be a musical recital on the night and refreshments will be served. Everybody welcome! Works of art in any medium are welcome for display and will be taken into Teach Dúchais on Thursday 7th July from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. There will be and outdoor Art Workshop on Saturday 9 July, assembly at Teach Dúchais 10:30am. Bring a packed lunch and painting materials. Everybody welcome! Fáilte roimh gach duine! Enquiries and information 07196 36012. Supported by Leitrim County Council.
 
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Ice Cream Funday
Ice Cream Funday in association with Down Syndrome Ireland will be held at Happy Feet Childcare Facility, Carrigallen on Sunday 19th June 2011 at 12:15pm. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Garden Club Outing
Drumeela Garden Club annual outing will take place on next Saturday 18th June 2011 visiting gardens in Donegal. All are welcome - members, non-members and friends. For further information and to book, contact Jenny on 049 43 33913 or Jackie on 049 43 39118.

Blood Donor Clinic
The Blood Transfusion mobile unit team will return again to The Community Centre, Ballinamore on Monday 20th June 2011 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Some 3000 units (pints) of blood are needed overall each week to cater for emergency and routine cases requiring transfusions of blood and blood products in hospitals all over the country. Thanks to everyone who attended the last clinic and please come again to the Community Centre, Ballinamore on Monday 20th June and if possible bring a friend.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm
 
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Carrigallen Writers Group
A very successful Writers Group took place in Carrigallen Library over six nights under the guidance of facilitator Susie Minto. It gave the members the opportunity to explore with the written word and to develop the skill of creative writing. Also, it gave them a space to creat stories in a friendly and confidential environment. It introduced the members to a new art form adding a creative element to their lives by giving them a sense of achievement and confidence. This venture was funded by Leitrim County Library and Arts Grant Leitrim County Council. Carrigallen writers Group will resume next autumn. Carrigallen Library opening hours are Monday and Wednesday from 2:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Telephone number is 0494339188.

Examinations
As the starting date of the state examinations is approaching we wish all the pupils every success  from the Carrigallen area who are sitting either the Junior or Leaving Certificate. The following students are the Leaving Cert Class of 2011 from Carrigallen Vocational School: Jacqueline Corless, Enda Doherty, Aideen Donegan, Conor Doonan, Breda Donohoe, Vanessa Gallogly, Dale Gilpin, Gemma Kiernan, Aoife Lockhart, Mandy McConnell, Lucy McDermott, Thomas McGauran, Declan McGovern, Conor McKiernan, Kim McLaren, Sinéad McManus, Eamonn Maguire, Deirdre Moran, Michael Moran, Lisa O'Reilly, Fergus O'Rourke, Thiernan O'Rourke, Nicole Pollock, Gregory Strutt, Clare Tighe and Patrick Waters.

Ice Cream Funday
Ice Cream Funday in association with Down Syndrome Ireland will be held at Happy Feet Childcare Facility, Carrigallen on Sunday 19th June 2011 at 12:15pm.  Your support will be greatly appreciated.

The Pitch at The Corn Mill Theatre
The Moth presents The Pitch written by Shane Connaughton and directed by Kerry Crabbe in The Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Friday 10th June 2011.  Starring Shane Connaughton, Fiona Fitzpatrick and Niall Lynch. Philly lived and played for his team, the jersey, the parish, his friends, the very pitch his enemies are now trying to take from him to turn into a housing estate. Like Philoctetes abandoned by his comrades as they go off to fight the Trojan War, Philly is tormented by painful memories and the unjust fate that holds him prisoner as he replays the events of that day when his club won the County Championship for the one and only time and he wasn’t allowed to play. Accused of fathering an illegitimate child, and now threatened with retirement to a nursing home, he holds tight to the memory of the Herculean feats of his youth and to the land on which these dramas unfolded. For him, the old pitch is sacred ground, and it is here that he will make his last stand. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm.  Booking at 04943 39612 or at bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Crafty Ladies
Next meeting will be Friday 10th June 2011 from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the shop at the Post Office, Carrigallen. Bring all your arts and crafts to show or to work on. Other crafts on display also. All arts and crafts are welcome. Tea or coffee served. For more details, contact 087 7550199.

Summer Camp
A summer camp will be held in Happy Feet Childcare for After School and Pre School children from 10:00am to 2:00pm and 9:30am to 12:30pm from Monday 4th July to Friday 8th July 2011 and Monday 11th July to Friday 15th July 2011. For further information, contact Tina at 049 4339812.

The Eucharistic Congress Bell
The Eucharistic Congress Bell was met by a large number of Carrigallen parishioners at Kilbracken bridge which borders Killeshandra, Cavan and was then carried through the parish on Wednesday 25th May 2011. It was carried through Carrigallen town where the carriers brought it to St Mary's Church, Carrigallen. The Bell was present for the short Service which was held at 4:00pm. The Service was conducted by Fr Dennis Murray PP and Fr Peter McEntire CSSP. The carriers then handed it over to Drumeela carriers at the mart, who then handed it over to the Drumreilly carriers at Corrawallen. The Bell was then handed over to the Ballinamore carriers at Aughoo bridge where the Ballinamore parish boundry commences.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.
 
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Holy Communion
Congratulations to the children from St Mary's National School Carrigallen who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday 21st May 2011 in St Mary's Church. They were John Brennan, Shannon Dolan, Adam Donohoe, Edward Donohue, Caitlin Greene, Gabriele Karciauskaite, Marius Kavliauskas, Kerrie Lynch, Jack McManus, Marese Masterson, Danny O'Connell, Emmet O'Rourke, Gabriele Rolskyte, Millie Storey, Semek Trafny, and Evelina Urbanovic. Celebrant was Fr Denis Murray PP. Congratulations go to their parents and teachers Bernadette Greene and Kate O'Donoghue.

Crafty Ladies
An exciting new Crafty Ladies venture takes place in the shop at the Post Office, Carrigallen every second Friday. Next meeting will be 10th June 2011 from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Bring all your arts and crafts to show or to work on. Other crafts on display also.  All arts and crafts are welcome. Tea or coffee served. For more details, contact 087 7550199.

Marriage of Eamonn Dolan and Andrea Beirne
Congratulations to Eamonn Dolan and Andrea Beirne on the occasion of their marriage in St Mary’s Church, Cloone, Co Leitrim on Saturday 21st May 2011. Eamonn is son of Cassie and Edmond Dolan, Calloughs, Carrigallen and Andrea is daughter of Carol and Tommy Beirne, Cloone. Chief Bridesmaid was Gráinne McGowan and Bridesmaids were Majella Beirne and Catherine Dolan. Bestman was Martin Dolan and Groomsmen were John Dolan and Raymond Reilly. Flowergirl was Teagan Beirne and Pageboy was Oran Beirne. The Marriage Ceremony was con-celebrated by Fr Samuel Holmes and Fr Denis Murray. The wonderful music was supplied by Sean and Michelle Donohoe. Afterwards family and friends made their way to The Errigal Country House Hotel, Cootehill, Co Cavan for the wedding reception, where a great time was had by all. The happy couple are currently on honeymoon in Florida and on a Caribbean cruise. We wish them a long life of health and happiness.

Summer Camp
A summer camp will be held in Happy Feet Childcare for After School and Pre School children from 10:00am to 2:00pm and 9:30am to 12:30pm from Monday 4th July to Friday 8th July 2011 and Monday 11th July to Friday 15th July 2011. For further information, contact Tina at 049 43 39812.

The Pitch at The Corn Mill Theatre
The Moth presents The Pitch written by Shane Connaughton and directed by Kerry Crabbe in The Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Friday 10th June 2011. Starring Shane Connaughton, Fiona Fitzpatrick and Niall Lynch.

Philly lived and played for his team, the jersey, the parish, his friends - the very pitch his enemies are now trying to take from him to turn into a housing estate. Like Philoctetes abandoned by his comrades as they go off to fight the Trojan War, Philly is tormented by painful memories and the unjust fate that holds him prisoner as he replays the events of that day when his club won the County Championship for the one and only time and he wasn’t allowed to play. Accused of fathering an illegitimate child, and now threatened with retirement to a nursing home, he holds tight to the memory of the Herculean feats of his youth - and to the land on which these dramas unfolded. For him, the old pitch is sacred ground, and it is here that he will make his last stand.
Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 04943 39612 or at bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Flora Women's Mini Marathon
A large number of local women are taking part in the Mini Marathon on next Monday 6th June 2011 in order to raise much needed funds for the Children's Ward in Cavan General Hospital. Money raised will go toward more isolation rooms for children with long-term illnesses such as cystic fibrosis, cancer, etc. Sponsorship cards are available in Carrigallen Post Office, Pat Masterson's Gala Store, Modern Designs, Mart Stores Carrigallen, and Foster's Chemist Arva. Any contributions will be very gratefully received.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

June Bank Holiday BBQ
Drumreilly Community Playgroup is hosting a Country & Western Style BBQ on Sunday night 5th June 2011 at Drumcoura Lake Resort. Music by Evan O'Donnell. Food served from 9:30pm. Tickets €10 are available in Drumcoura or from parents involved. “Cowboy Fancy Dress Optional” and all are welcome. Please support!

Job Seeking Skills Course
County Leitrim Job Club will be running a Job seeking skills course in Carrigallen Vocational School commencing on Tuesday 7th June 2011 and running for four weeks. The course covers all aspects of job seeking and runs 10am to 1pm, Monday-Friday. An attendance allowance is available to participants on this programme. If you would like to reserve a place or require any further information, please contact Martina or Mary at Leitrim Development Company 071 9641770 / 9641851 or email leitrimjobclub@ldco.ie
 
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New Arrival
Congratulations go to Deirdre and Frankie Tully, Druminchin Glebe, Carrigallen on the recent birth of their daughter Kate, a sister for Lily. Congratulations go to the proud grandparents Maura and Tommy McGuckian, Killahurk.

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age
Members of Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age reminisced over their recent and very enjoyable trip to the dog-racing at Mullingar, as well as finalising details for some of their future outings and activities when they met recently. Ten Pin Bowling, a day trip to Dublin to include visits to the Guinness Storehouse and Farmleigh, plus a 3 day Autumn Break later this year are all marked on the calendar. And there will be more events happening throughout the year! Ann Harte, our Treasurer, reported that the Tea Day she held at her home on behalf of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland raised €470, which has been forwarded to the Society by Elizabeth Mulligan, our Secretary. Ann said that the day had been a tremendous success and thanked everyone for their help and support, and for their donations. The next Active Age meeting is scheduled for Monday 13th June 2011 at 8:00pm in the Health Centre, Carrigallen.

Harriet’s Hair Cut
Harriet Finnegan would like to thank all those who sponsored her hair cut. A total of €450 was raised for an Isolation Unit in the Children’s Ward of Cavan General Hospital. Thanks to Tracy Flynn of Trelles Hair Design for cutting her hair and also to the premises in Carrigallen who displayed the sponsorship cards Centra, Post Office and Pat Masterson. Also thanks go to Judy Skinner and Lorraine Flynn for their help and support. Harriet’s hair was presented to the Rapunzel Association in Wexford.

Leitrim Wins
Congratulations to the Leitrim Senior Football team on their win over Sligo on Sunday last in the Connacht Senior Football Championship. Well done to local lad Gary Reynolds, Gortermone, Carrigallen who played a big part in their win.

Fr Patsy Young Receives Hall of Fame Award
The people of Carrigallen and surrounding areas will be pleased to see that former Curate Fr Patsy Young who served here from 1963 to 1975 received the prestigious Hall of Fame Award at the inaugural County Leitrim Arts and Culture Awards in Carrick-on-Shannon recently. The Hall of Fame was awarded to Fr Patsy in recognition of his life long commitment to the promotion and development of amateur drama. We here in Carrigallen recall the contributions he made in steering the local group to taking a number of National Awards, something which helped in no small way to build confidence within a community at a time of high emigration and general depression. The success enjoyed by the Drama Group inspired a can do attitude within the wider community with a very positive effect. 

Although born a Cavan man, it was County Leitrim that benefited most from Fr Patsy.  He spent most of his life in our County serving here in Carrigallen, Dromahair and Manorhamilton before returning to Ballyconnell, Co Cavan as Parish Priest for some years prior to his retirement. So, it was very fitting that the award be made in Leitrim, having been initiated by the County Council. Accepting the award, humble as always Fr Patsy declared he felt embarrassed given the huge array of very talented people, who had received awards earlier, all of whom could perform and entertain, where as he only ‘directed a few plays’. But everyone in the room and for a great distance beyond, knew he not only directed plays, but in doing so he encouraged human beings to reach a potential they hadn’t even dreamt they possessed and the only recompense he desired was that they use that confidence in their personal lives and communities for the betterment of all. It is beyond doubt that those few enthusiasts who initiated the concept of a Theatre and a great mart in Carrigallen had come through the Fr Patsy’s school of positive thinking unknown to themselves. 

Reports from other parishes where he served confirm he made a similar contribution to encouraging self belief and a pursuit of excellence in what ever an individual or group set out to achieve. Sometimes we are fortunate to have great people pass our way, leaving a lasting impression and influence. We here in Carrigallen are such, having benefited from the presence of one such great person.  Fr Patsy we salute you on the occasion of receiving this award and wish you well for the future.

Job Seeking Skills Course
County Leitrim Job Club will be running a Job seeking skills course in Carrigallen Vocational School commencing on Tuesday 7th June 2011 and running for four weeks. The course covers all aspects of job seeking and runs 10:00am to 1:00pm, Monday-Friday. An attendance allowance is available to participants on this programme. If you would like to reserve a place or require any further information, please contact Martina or Mary at Leitrim Development Company 071 9641770/ 9641851 or email leitrimjobclub@ldco.ie

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Songs of Praise
Songs of Praise summer celebrations will take place in Carrigallen Presbyterian Church on Sunday 29th May 2011 at 3:30pm. Guests include Rev Dr Norman Hamilton Moderator, James Kilbane singing Gospel, The Choir and Praise Band of Cavan Presbyterian Churches combined with Shanallen, Boho and Killesher Choirs with Aedin McLoughlin Rural Enabler, Co Leitrim.  Tea served afterwards. For further information, contact Rev. Dr. Jean Mackarel on 04943 32242 or 086 8079165.  All are welcome!
 
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King of the Culchies Visits Margaret's Cottage
The King of the Culchies Brendan Morrisey, Slievenamon, Co Tipperary made his appearance at the Leitrim County Ploughing Championship on Easter Saturday last which was held in Tully, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim. Supporting his role, he was joined by his Leitrim counterparts Robert Maguire, Paddy Prior and Liam Quirk. The ploughing field was located near Margaret of New Orleans cottage which attracted great attention throughout the day. The visitors were served home made bread and a mug of tea around the open fire. The live entertainment was supplied by singer, songwriter and musician Tony Fahy along with Megan Reilly, Sarah Hackett, Matt Hackett and Jake Hackett. There was a special visit by the Lady President of NPA Anna Mae McHugh and her sister Eileen to Margaret’s cottage. They were very impressed by the work which has been achieved by the Margaret of New Orleans Cottage committee so far. Margaret's story was told to them and also to all the visitors who called by the cottage, by the members present on the day, reminiscent of days of old. Under the watchful and experienced eye of Anna Mae, the local culchies got their hands wet in showing their abilities with the old washboard. They were cheered on by the attentive audience. Their skills impressed the ladies present and the lads echoed their appreciation that a woman's work is never done!

Lord of the Dance
Congratulations to Roisín Lyons, Dublin, who has been travelling the world with Michael Flately and his 'Lord of the Dance' troop.  Roisín has travelled to the four corners of the globe Germany, China and Russia to name but a few. Roisín is the youngest daughter of Carrigallen native Gerry Lyons and his wife Helena. Roisín is a regular visitors to her uncles Noel and Vinnie Lyons, Killahurk, Carrigallen. We wish her continued success with her dancing.

Results from Carrigallen/Aughavas Area Community Games
U8 Girls 60M: 1st Rachel McIntyre Aughavas, 2nd Orla Kiernan Aughavas, 3rd Eodain Casey Aughavas, and 4th Niamh O'Brien Rossan.
U8 Girls 80M: 1st Rachel McIntyre Aughavas, 2nd Eodain Casey Aughavas, 3rd Orla Kiernan Aughavas, and 4th Mary Kate Kenny Aughavas.
U8 Boys 60M: 1st Connor Brennan Aughavas, 2nd Cian McHugh Aughavas.
U8 Boys 80M: 1st Conor Brennan Aughavas, 2nd Cian McHugh Aughavas.
U10 Girls 100M: 1st Lauren Galligan Aughavas, 2nd Oniosa Mimna Carrigallen, 3rd Katie McKiernan Aughavas, and 4th Genieve Brennan Aughavas.
U10 Girls 200M: 1st Lauren Galligan Aughavas, 2nd Oniosa Mimna Carrigallen, 3rd Katie McKiernan Aughavas, and 4th Ciara McKiernan Aughavas.
U10 Boys 100M: 1st Luke Kenny Aughavas, 2nd Adam Galligan Aughavas, 3rd Eoin Kearney Carrigallen, and 4th Darren Connolly Drumeela.
U10 Boys 200M: Shane O'Brien Aughavas, 2nd Adam Galligan, 3rd Luke Kenny Aughavas, and 4th Darren Connolly Drumeela.
U12 Girls 100M: 1st Tanisha Maguire Drumeela, 2nd Gráinne Casey Aughavas, 3rd Megan O’Rourke Carrigallen, and 4th Orla Kiernan Carrigallen.
U12 Girls 600M: 1st Tanisha Maguire Drumeela, 2nd Megan O’Rourke Carrigallen, and 3rd Orla Kiernan Carrigallen 4th Gráinne Casey Aughavas.
U12 Ball Throw: 1st Tanisha Maguire Drumeela, and 2nd Megan O’Rourke Carrigallen.
U12 Boys 600M: Sarunas Zenkovas Carrigallen.
U13Girls Walk: 1st Oniosa Mimna Carrigallen, and 2nd Tanisha Maguire Drumeela.
U14 Girls 100M: 1st Aisling Maguire Drumeela, 2nd Niamh Brady Drumeela, and 3rd Veronica Wrzesniewska Drumeela.
U14 Girls Shot Putt: 1st Aisling Maguire Drumeela, and 2nd Veronica Wrzesniewska Drumeela.
U14 Boys 100M: Marc Dolan Carrigallen, 2nd Colm Kiernan Carrigallen, and 3rd Ciaran Kenny Carrigallen.
U14 Boys 800M: Marc Dolan Carrigallen, 2nd Colm Kiernan Carrigallen, and 3rd Ciaran Kenny Carrigallen.
U14 Boys Shot Putt: 1st Owen Connolly Drumeela, 2nd Ciaran Kenny Carrigallen, and 3rd Colm Kiernan Carrigallen.

All first and second place winners qualify to go to the County Final in Manorhamilton on Saturday 21st May 2011 at 3:30pm. €3 Registration Fee per athlete will take place in Manorhamilton from 3:00pm on Saturday 21st May.

Flora Women's Mini Marathon
A large number of local women are taking part in the Mini Marathon on Monday 6th June 2011 in order to raise much needed funds for the Children's Ward in Cavan General Hospital. Money raised will go toward more isolation rooms for children with longterm illnesses such as cystic fibrosis, cancer, etc. Sponsorship cards are available in Carrigallen Post Office, Pat Masterson's Gala Store, Modern Designs, Mart Stores Carrigallen, and Foster's Chemist Arva. Any contributions will be very gratefully received.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Songs of Praise
Songs of Praise summer celebrations will take place in Carrigallen Presbyterian Church on Sunday 29th May 2011 at 3:30pm. Guests include Rev Dr. Norman Hamilton Moderator, James Kilbane singing Gospel, The Choir and Praise Band of Cavan Presbyterian Churches combined with Shanallen, Boho and Killesher Choirs with Aedin McLoughlin Rural Enabler, Co Leitrim. Tea served afterwards.  For further information, contact Rev. Dr. Jean Mackarel on 04943 32242 or 0868079165. All are welcome!
 
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Congratulations
There was success for the Corn Mill Theatre Group in the RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival 2011 at the gala awards ceremony in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone on Saturday night last. Seamus O’Rourke won the Aileen Coughlan Memorial Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Pato Dooley in Martin Mc Donagh’s ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’, directed by Killian McGuinness. Congratulations go to Seamus and the two nominees Best Actress Maura Farrelly and Gormanston Summer School Scholarship Charles McGuinness. It is a great result for the cast and crew who did us all proud. Well done Kilmeen Drama Group, Co Cork, All Ireland Drama Festival winners 2011 with their production of ‘A Whistle in the Dark’ written by Tom Murphy and directed by Tim Coffey.

Aughavas/Carrigallen Community Games
Aughavas/Carrigallen Community Games Athletics will be held on Wednesday evening 11th May 2011 at 6:30pm sharp in Carrigallen Football Park. Participants ages from 6 years up to 16 years, girls and boys. Leitrim County Final will be held on Saturday 21st May in Manorhamilton.

Connaught Ladies U14 A Final 
The Connaught Ladies U14 A Final was held on Friday 29th April 2011. The final score was Leitrim 1–6 to Galway 3–12. The Leitrim Ladies fought very hard and the result isn’t a true picture of how hard the girls worked. With five minutes to go there were four points in the game and they just skimmed the cross bar to get a point where if luck was with us it could have been a goal. In the last five minutes Galway put the Leitrim defence under severe pressure and it was in that last dying stage of the game that they got a penalty and points to put their score up to 3-12. The Management of the Leitrim Team was extremely proud of the girls, as it was Leitrim’s first time in an ‘A Final’ and as Galway are and have been All-Ireland Champions for the last seven years. The Galway management spoke highly of the opposition and said they were really pushed hard and at stages and they thought that it was going to be Leitrim’s day. The St Joseph’s contingent of Shannen O’Rourke, Bronagh O’Rourke, Naimh Maguire, Loraine Heslin, Laura Beirne, and Eimer Masterson did their Club and County proud. They will meet Kildare in the All-Ireland A Shield Semi Final on Sunday 29 May 2011. We wish the girls luck and success in the final stages of this competition.

It’s a Boy
Congratulations to Mickey Joe Reilly and Joanne Cullen, Arva on the birth of their baby son CJ recently. Also, congratulations go to the proud grandparents Catriona and Sean Reilly, Drumbreanlis, Carrigallen.

2001 World Dart Champion to Visit Carrigallen
The 2001 World Dart Champion will visit Pat Masterson’s Corner House Pub, Carrigallen on Monday 16th May 2011. MC Hardcastle, Moyne, Co Longford will meet up with the 2001 World Darts Champion John Boy Walton. Mr Hardcastle will be accompanying John Boy Walton to Pat Masterson’s Corner House for a fantastic exhibition of world class darts. First match at 9:00pm. Everyone welcome! It is an honour to have a visit from a World Dart Champion so do come along and give him a good Carrigallen welcome.

The Latin School Players
The Latin School Players will present the highly acclaimed comedy A Wake in the West written by Michael J Ginnelly on Saturday 14th May and Sunday 15th May 2011 in the Latin School Community Centre, Moyne, Co Longford. Doors open at 8:00pm with the performance commencing at 8:30pm sharp. This is a story of a wake like no other, with everyone, including the corpse getting in on the comedy. Tickets are available from Moyne Cross Stores, Corrigan's Shop and Lynch's Newsagents, Arva, Co Cavan.

Confirmation
His Lordship Most Rev Leo O'Reilly, Bishop of Kilmore visited St Mary's Church, Carrigallen on Friday 6th May 2011 to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to the children of the parish.  Assisting His Lordship was Fr Denis Murray PP, Fr Ultan McGoohan CC Cavan, Fr Dan Sheridan PP Killeshandra and Fr Colm Hurley (Retired) Killeshandra. The following children from Carrigallen St Mary's National School who received Confirmation were Marc Dolan, Stephen Dolan, Harriet Finnegan, Ryan Finnegan, Aaron Flynn, Conor Gray, Conor Hession, Juliette Lockhart, Jamie McManus, Evan O'Connell, Ronan O'Neill, Philip O'Rourke, Alesia Petrova, Megan Reilly, and Orla Reilly. Congratulations to all the children, their parents and to their teacher Mr Fergal Carty.

Carrigallen Women's Group
Next meeting of Carrigallen Women's group will be held on Saturday next 14th May 2011 in Mitchell's at 9:00pm. Guest speaker on the night will be a beauty consultant. All are welcome!

Foróige
On next Thursday 12th May 2011 the Carrigallen Foróige Club members will be doing their annual clean up of the town. All members to meet outside the Community Hall at 7:30pm and the Club would appreciate any help offered. The Club would like to thank the VEC for the grant money of €450 and will now put this money towards the purchase of a projector.

Flora Women's Mini Marathon
A large number of local women are taking part in the Mini Marathon on Monday 6th June 2011 in order to raise much needed funds for the Children's Ward in Cavan General Hospital. Money raised will go toward more isolation rooms for children with long-term illnesses such as cystic fibrosis, cancer, etc. Sponsorship cards are available in Carrigallen Post Office, Pat Masterson's Gala Store, Modern Designs, Mart Stores Carrigallen, and Foster's Chemist Arva. Any contributions will be very gratefully received.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Sean Nos ar an tSionann working with Our Lady's Children's Hospital
Sean Nós ar an tSionann are holding a fundraising concert in aid of Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin in the Royal Theatre Castlebar on Saturday 14th May. This lively sean nós dance group come from Sligo Leitrim and Roscommon and recently made it to the final of the All-Ireland Talent Show representing Daithi O Se and the West. They had pledged to donate €10,000 of the prize money if they won the show to this hospital. The group did not go on to win the All-Ireland Talent Show this year so have decided to hopefully raise as much money by holding a fundraising concert with the help of their musical friends and some of Ireland's most talented acts. Eleanor Shanley, Frankie Lane and Paul Kelly are one of the main acts on the night. A monster raffle will also be held on the night with prizes for tickets for shows in the INEC Killarney, family breaks in hotels, Ireland and family passes to events and parks all over Ireland. So come along to The Royal Theatre on Saturday 14th May 2011 to what is guaranteed to be a great night of music, song and dance and show your support for Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin. Tickets are €25 and are available from ticketmaster.ie, the Royal Theatre box office or any Sean Nos ar an tSionann members.

Leitrim Ploughing
The Leitrim County Ploughing Championship which was held on the lands of Mr Fergal Reilly, Tully Carrigallen was a great success. The lands were in beautiful shape due to the three weeks free of rain and the summer like conditions left the event much easier for the large amount of tractors and horse ploughs that were taking part, many of whom travelled long journeys from Counties of Down, Monaghan, Mayo, Roscommon, Longford, Meath, Westmeath and Cavan. Also a large number of loy diggers showed their skills on the day. A word of thanks goes to the hard working committee who did a great job in having everything run so smoothly, including the large flow of traffic.
 
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Flora Women's Mini Marathon
A large number of local women are taking part in the Mini Marathon on Monday 6th June 2011 in order to raise much needed funds for the Children's Ward in Cavan General Hospital. Money raised will go toward more isolation rooms for children with longterm illnesses such as cystic fibrosis, cancer, etc.  Sponsorship cards are available in Carrigallen Post Office, Pat Masterson's Gala Store, Modern Designs, Mart Stores Carrigallen, and Foster's Chemist Arva. Any contributions will be very gratefully received.

Corn Mill Theatre Group
Well done to the Corn Mill Theatre Group who performed very well in the RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival on Friday night last 29th April 2011 in The Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone with their performance of The Beauty Queen of Leenane written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Killian McGuinness. Cast were Maura Farrelly, Deirdre O'Reilly, Charles McGuinness and Seamus O'Rourke. The results will be announced at the end of the nine performances on next Saturday night. 

Leitrim Ladies u 14 Connaught A Final
We would like to congratulate the Leitrim U14 Team and Management on their success of reaching  a Connaught U14 A Final for the first time ever. It was a great achievement to overcome Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo and reach the Connaught A final against Galway on Friday 29th April 2011 in Ballinlough. It is a great honour to have six players on the Panel from St Joseph's Football team represented  by  Shannen O'Rourke, Niamh Maguire, Bronagh O'Rourke, Loraine Heslin, Eimer Masterson and Laura Byrne. Congratulations and well done! Details of the match will be in next week's notes.

Marriage of Adrian Lunney and Stephanie Orr
Congratulations to Adrian Lunney, son of Joan and Kevin Lunney, Killahurk, Carrigallen and Stephanie Orr, daughter of Mr and Mrs A Orr, Portaferry, Co Down on the occasion of their marriage in St Patrick's Church, Portaferry, Co Down on Friday 18th March 2011. Bestman was Garret Melia and Groomsmen were Dermot Morahan and Alan Kealy. Bridesmaids were Paula White, Catherine White and Claire White. The ceremony with Nuptial Mass and Papal Blessing was performed by Rev Brian D'Arcy C.P. Uncle of the groom. The wedding reception was held in the Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle, Co Down. Wishing Adrian and Stephanie a long life of health and happiness.

Congratulations
Congratulations to Vanessa Dolan who won a silver medal in the World Irish Dancing Championships as part of the Dance Drama Group of the Ard Rialla School of Dancing which is based in Belturbet, Co Cavan. The school's performance was based on the story of 'Dagda Godess of Death' and earned them a coveted trophy and silver medals. This is a marvellous achievement against stiff competition from Ireland, England and USA. Vanessa who is daughter of Bernie and Con Dolan, Clooncorrick, Carrigallen, qualified and participated as an individual and as part of the Dance Drama group. This year's World Irish Dancing Championships was held in the City West Hotel Complex, Dublin. Vanessa has been dancing since she was three years old and has competed at Feisianna in Ireland, England, Scotland and America over the years. Well done to Vanessa who performed locally over the years and has worked very hard to secure this success. The Corn Mill Theatre was very generous in providing the stage props to the Ard Rialla school. Well done again Vanessa and to all those who were involved. 

The Poet Higgins Society
A special night of music and recitations is being held this Friday night 6th May 2011 in Dillons in Ballinamuck. The Poet Higgins Society has been established, with the intention of commemorating the life and works of the Poet, Patrick Higgins from Clooncoose in the parish of Gortletteragh.  The Poet Higgins Society is placing a stone and plaque at the site where he lived, as a solid landmark that will be there for the future, bringing clear meaning to the ‘Poets’ Hill’, work on this monument has started and will be completed by the end of June. The work of this Society also includes gathering all the poems and recitations written by Patrick Higgins, which will then be compiled into a book of his poetry. Some of the poems are on the web site, www.poethiggins.com such as, Blakes Grave, The Drumlish Affray of 1881, The Cool, and Tom Gilheany, but there are many more, up to forty in total, all of which will be published in the book this year. This project is about awakening a new interest in this tradition, of the recitation style of rhyme and expressive story-telling, exhibited in the work of the Poet Higgins. This web site and the Poet Higgins Societies work is about celebrating and taking pride in Patrick Higgins and the poetry he created, which shows that from a small and poor place, this man could do something that would continue to move, enlighten and delight people down through generations. All are welcome on Friday night to Dillons in historic Ballinamuck, which was so often mentioned by Higgins in his recitations. Music on the night will be by John Joe Higgins and friends and many poems will be recited and a great nights craic assured.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Sean Nos ar an tSionann working with Our Lady's Children's Hospital
Sean Nós ar an tSionann are holding a fundraising concert in aid of Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin in the Royal Theatre Castlebar on Saturday 14th May. This lively sean nós dance group come from Sligo Leitrim and Roscommon and recently made it to the final of the All-Ireland Talent Show representing Daithi O Se and the West. They had pledged to donate €10,000 of the prize money if they won the show to this hospital. The group did not go on to win the All-Ireland Talent Show this year so have decided to hopefully raise as much money by holding a fundraising concert with the help of their musical friends and some of Ireland's most talented acts. Eleanor Shanley, Frankie Lane and Paul Kelly are one of the main acts on the night. A monster raffle will also be held on the night with prizes for tickets for shows in the INEC Killarney, family breaks in hotels, Ireland and family passes to events and parks all over Ireland. So come along to The Royal Theatre on Saturday 14th May 2011 to what is guaranteed to be a great night of music, song and dance and show your support for Our Lady's Children's Hospital CrumlinTickets are €25 and are available from ticketmaster.ie, the Royal Theatre box office or any Sean Nos ar an tSionann members.
 
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RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival 2011
The best of luck to the Corn Mill Theatre Group as they perform in the RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival in the Dean Crowe Theatre in Athlone on Friday 29th April 2011 with their production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Killian McGuinness. Break a leg!

Marriage of Orna Ward & Michael Hayes
Congratulations to Orna Ward and Michael Hayes on the occasion of their marriage on Saturday 2nd April 2011 in St Mary's Church, Carrigallen. Orna is daughter of Gus and Una Ward, Kivey, Carrigallen and Michael is the son of John and Kathy Hayes, Kilkenny. Chief Bridesmaid was Sinead Creegan and Bridesmaids were Paula O'Neill and Orla Galligan. Bestman was Nigel Harper and Groomsmen were Danny Coady and Eddie Brennan. Flowergirl was Aisling Hayes. Ushers were Brian Ward and Ronan Ward. The wonderful music was supplied by David Thompson, Jane Murphy and Kevin Reade. The wedding ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Mark Bennett, Fr. Tom Barden and Fr Denis Murray PP. Afterwards family and friends made their way to the Lough Rynn Castle Hotel, Mohill, Co. Leitrim for the wedding reception, where a great time was had by all. The happy couple are currently on honeymoon in Florida, San Francisco and Las Vegas. We wish them a long life of health and happiness.

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age
Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age held a very successful Social Evening at the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel on Wednesday 13th April 2011. Everyone had a really good time and we were able to raise sufficient funds to donate €500 to STOP (Suicide, Teach, Organise, Prevent) and €400 to the Irish Heart Foundation. We would like to thank everyone for joining us and for making the evening such a success, particularly all the staff at the Kilbrackan Arms and our hard working Secretary for organising the event. Our next meeting is on Monday 16th May at the Health Centre, start time 8:00pm.

Congratulations
Congratulations to our near neighbours Longford Senior Football team on winning the Division 4 Football League Final against Roscommon on Saturday evening last in Croke Park. Best of luck to Cavan U21 football team in the All Ireland U21 Final against Galway on Sunday next 1st May 2011 in Croke Park.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Summer Scheme Grants
Leitrim Childcare Committee are administrating grants on behalf of the Leitrim Development Company and the HSE for community based summer schemes in the County. If you would like an application form please contact Leitrim County Childcare Committee on 071 96 40870.

Thank You!
Carrigallen Gun Club committee would like to thank all those who supported the Poker Classic making it a great success. Also, thanks to anyone who helped out in any way.
 
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County Leitrim Ploughing Championships
The County Leitrim Ploughing Championships will be held on the farm of Fergal Reilly, Tully, Carrigallen on Easter Saturday 23rd April 2011. The official opening will be by the President of NPA Anna Mae McHugh. The main attraction this year is the Official Tractor Pulling competition. Other features include loy digging, tractor, horse and vintage ploughing, car boot sale, Queen of the Plough, King of the Culchies and tea at Margaret of New Orleans’ cottage and many more events. A great day is guaranteed for all the family and your support will greatly appreciated. The Queen of the Plough Dance will be held in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel on the night.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane
The Corn Mill Theatre Group’s production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Killian McGuinness continues this Easter weekend on Sunday 24th, Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th April will be the final performance before the group partakes in the RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Finals. Cast is Deirdre O'Reilly, Maura Farrelly, Charles McGuinness and Seamus O'Rourke.

Maureen is a rather plain spinster in her forties who lives with her mother, Mag and takes care of her. The hypochondriac old woman makes life a burden to her daughter but Maureen is also moved by her viciousness. The life of the two women is filled with television watching and never-ending and devastating altercations when they get an invitation to Pato Dooley’s party. Maureen puts nice dress on, and tries to have fun once in her life. So much so, that she spends the whole night with Pato. Next morning Maureen and the jealous mother quarrelling before Pato’s eyes, but that don’t discourage the man. He writes a letter to Maureen saying that he is in love with her and that he wants to take Maureen to Boston. However, the letter can’t reach the addressee: Mag opens it then burns it. Maureen finds everything out, but it is too late.

Show starts at 8:30pm and booking at (049) 4339612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Connacht Inter-provincial Team
Congratulations to Sharon Kerrigan, Beaghmore, Carrigallen and a member of St Joseph’s Ladies football team who has been selected to represent Connacht in the 2011 Inter-provincial Tournament.

Sponsored Hair Cut
Harriet Finnegan, daughter of Martina and Michael Finnegan, Drummerkane, Carrigallen is getting her beautiful long hair cut and all proceeds are going towards the Children's Unit in Cavan General Hospital. Anyone interested in sponsoring her, sponsor cards are available in various shops in the town. Harriet is donating her hair to be used in the making of wigs to be worn by children who have lost their hair through sickness or alopecia.

Poker Classic
Carrigallen Gun Club is holding a Poker Classic in Carrigallen Community Hall on Good Friday night 22nd April 2011 with the first game starting at 9:00pm. Entry fee is €20 with a minimum of €300 for first prize.

Forty Years A Growing
Carrigallen Mart recently celebrated forty one years in existence as the first sale took place on 18th March 1970. It has in recent times exceeded all expectations in terms of throughput under the capable management of Ms Helen Kells along with a very dedicated and loyal staff. The mart provides a very essential service to the farming community from a wide area.

In early years the mart offered cattle sales on Wednesday of each week with pig sales on each Tuesday. Throughout the years farming practices changed resulting in the ceasing of pig sales while the upsurge in cattle numbers along with the introduction of sheep sales necessitated two sales each week, with an evening or night sales each Monday catering for cows and adult cattle and a ever increasing number of sheep while the long established Saturday sale of weanlings, dairy stock and suck calves continue to attract stock from all over the region with buyers from an even wider region both north and south. Local people are amazed at the number of people looking for directions in the village to the Mart who clearly are paying their first visit there. Meanwhile visitors to the Mart were surprised to find four sales rings in operation on one day with quality stock making top prices. The presence of such a facility is sometimes taken for granted given how long it has been there, but it needs and deserves the continued support of everyone.

With the decline of the fair in the 1960’s here in Carrigallen and in surrounding towns of Arva, Ballinamore, and Killeshandra it was felt that the time had come to start thinking in terms of a large central mart and it was agreed that Carrigallen was the most central location. The campaign to raise the necessary share-capital begun in earnest and £17,000 was collected within four weeks. This rose to £25,000 in a short time from 900 shareholders. The total cost of the construction and site cost £71,000. The mart was to be a branch of Golden Vale Marts Ltd, Kilmallock, who already had branches at Rathkeale, Tullamore, Charleville and Edgeworthstown. The official opening and blessing took place on 7th April 1970 and was performed by the then curate Fr Patsy Young and the opening ceremony was by TJ Maher, President of the NFA. Fr Young was instrumental in having the mart erected in Carrigallen.

In the Finals
Wishing our near neighbours Longford Senior Football team all the best in the Division 4 League Final against Roscommon on Saturday evening next in Croke Park. Also, to Cavan U21 football team the best of luck in the All Ireland U21 Final against Galway on Sunday 1st May 2011 in Croke Park.

Trout Angling Club
Carrigallen Trout Angling Club is holding Deal or No Deal on Easter Sunday night 24th April at 9:00pm in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel followed by DJ until late. Admission €10. Please support.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Summer Scheme Grants
Leitrim Childcare Committee are administrating grants on behalf of the Leitrim Development Company and the HSE for community based summer schemes in the County. If you would like an application form please contact Leitrim County Childcare Committee on 071 96 40870.
 
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The Beauty Queen of Lenane
The Corn Mill Theatre Group will perform their production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Killian McGuinness on Thursday 14th, Friday 15th, Saturday 16th, Sunday 24th, Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th April 2011. Cast is Deirdre O'Reilly, Maura Farrelly, Charles McGuinness and Seamus O'Rourke.

Maureen is a rather plain spinster in her forties who lives with her mother, Mag and takes care of her. The hypochondriac old woman makes life a burden to her daughter but Maureen is also moved by her viciousness. The life of the two women is filled with television watching and never-ending and devastating altercations when they get an invitation to Pato Dooley’s party.  Maureen puts nice dress on, and tries to have fun once in her life.  So much so, that she spends the whole night with Pato. Next morning Maureen and the jealous mother quarrelling before Pato’s eyes, but that don’t discourage the man. He writes a letter to Maureen saying that he is in love with her and that he wants to take Maureen to Boston. However, the letter can’t reach the addressee: Mag opens it then burns it.  Maureen finds everything out, but it is too late. Show starts at 8:30pm and booking at 049 4339612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

The draw for the RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival 2011 in the Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone took place on Sunday last and the Corn Mill Theatre Group will perform on the opening night of the Festival on Friday 29th April at 8:00pm.

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age
Some members of Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age have been taking part in a 6-week Yoga Course, held at the Health Centre, with expert teaching from Julie Smyth. We are not quite halfway through the Course and can feel the benefits already, and hope there might be a way of continuing with this gentle form of exercise at the end of the 6-week period – we’re all enjoying it so much! Our Social Evening takes place on Wednesday 13th April 2011 at the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 8:30pm to 11:30pm – we are looking forward to a full house and all are welcome! The proceeds from the night will go towards The Irish Heart Foundation and S.T.O.P. (Suicide, Teach, Organise, Prevent). Music by Seamus Farrell and admission will be €10. There will also be spot prizes and a raffle. Our next meeting is on Monday 18th April, start time 8:00pm at the Health Centre in Carrigallen.

Thank You
The organisers of the Country and Western night in aid of S.T.O.P. which was held in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel on Friday 18th March 2011 who like to thank most sincerely all those who attended on the night, and also to those who gave donations. The event was a great success and a total of €2,248.60 was raised.

Farmers and Farm Families
Seminars for farmers and farm family members will take place in the Teagasc Centres in Mohill on Wednesady 13th April and in Manorhamilton on Thursady 14th April with both events starting at 8:00pm. These seminars will provide information and discuss supports available to help farmers to apply for LEADER funding for diversification and for the establishment of small businesses on their farms.

Stress Management Day for Carers
A Sress Management Day for Carers will be held in the Commercial Hotel, Ballinamore on Thursday 21st April from 10:00am to 4:30pm. The cost of the day is €10.00 which includes tea, coffee and a light lunch. Booking is essential as the number of places is limited. For bookings and more information contact Sarah at The Carers Association 071 9143123 or Siobhan McEniff (HSE) 071 9142606 ext. 269 or 086 6046415.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.
 
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The Late Maura Cusack RIP
Carrigallen and the wider area were shocked and saddened by the death of Maura Cusack, Hillcrest, Cloncorrick, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim at her residence on Thursday 24th March 2011. Maura who had been ill for sometime carried her cross with great dignity, no doubt finding strength in her deep religious faith. She was born in Newbliss, Co Monaghan to Carrigallen parents Garda Ben Harte and Mary E (nee Sheridan, Calloughs). Maura received her second level education at St Louis Convent Monaghan, before following in a long family tradition to train for nursing at the Richmond Hospital, Dublin and indeed the traditions holds good with Maura’s own daughter Saran having qualified as a nurse.

Following the return of her family to Carrigallen in the mid 50’s Maura met her future husband, Fintan Cusack, son of the then local GP Dr Matt Cusack. They married in 1959 and raised three children, living happily in England, Portugal and Ireland until Fintan’s untimely death in 1993. Now retired from her nursing position at St Michael’s, Dun Laoghaire, Maura returned to Carrigallen joining the team at the Kilbracken Arms Hotel from where she re-kindled many old friendships and made new ones, particularly through her work in Community Care where she helped through the many positions she held there to build the Day Care Centre into the success story it is today, often held as an example by the HSE to others to follow. Perhaps Maura’s success came simply by the way she respected everyone and what they brought to whatever project was on hand, which allowed her bring everyone along for the common good. In recent years Maura was an enthusiastic member of the Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age group and showed leadership in encouraging others to join with the obvious benefits. When not working for others, Maura enjoyed visiting her three children, all living overseas. She loved going to the Corn Mill Theatre, taking particular pride in the local group.  Sadly in recent years she saw the passing of her brother Aiden whom she helped care for, despite her own health problems. Having reposed at her home where large numbers attended paying their respects. Maura’s remains were brought to St Mary’s Church, Carrigallen where con-celebrated Mass was offered by Fr Denis Murray PP and was assisted by Fr Francis Garvey before burial in the adjoining cemetery. Very fitting requiem music was supplied by Mary Harte, and Liam Doonan, accompanied by Maura’s granddaughter Molly.

Sympathy is extended to her family, son Justin; daughters Saran and Shauna; sons-in-law George Buckingham and Jamie Cuthbertson; grandchildren; brothers Charlie and Alfie; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; a large extended family and many friends. In summarising everyone’s experience of Maura and the contribution she made along with the Christianity she displayed in every day living one word says it all ‘A Lady’. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

The Beauty Queen of Lenane
The Corn Mill Theatre Group will perform their production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Killian McGuinness on Thursday 7th, Friday 8th, Saturday 9th, Thursday 14th, Friday 15th, Saturday 16th, Sunday 24th and Monday 25th April 2011. Cast is Maura Farrelly, Deirdre O’Reilly, Charles McGuinness and Seamus O’Rourke.

Maureen is a rather plain spinster in her forties who lives with her mother, Mag and takes care of her. The hypochondriac old woman makes life a burden to her daughter but Maureen is also moved by her viciousness. The life of the two women is filled with television watching and never-ending and devastating altercations when they get an invitation to Pato Dooley’s party. Maureen puts nice dress on, and tries to have fun once in her life. So much so, that she spends the whole night with Pato. Next morning Maureen and the jealous mother quarrelling before Pato’s eyes, but that don’t discourage the man. He writes a letter to Maureen saying that he is in love with her and that he wants to take Maureen to Boston. However, the letter can’t reach the addressee: Mag opens it then burns it away. Maureen finds everything out, but it is too late...

Show starts at 8:30pm and booking at 0494339612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age

At their last meeting, members of Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age Group held a vote of sympathy for the family of the late Maura Cussack (nee Harte) following her death on 24th March 2011. Maura was one of the original members of Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age following the inauguration of the Group in 2005. She played an important part in establishing the Group and particularly encouraged – and welcomed – new members. Not only Active Age but also the wider community will very much miss her – in her own quiet and unassuming way she played such an active, reassuring and caring role. We remember her with affection and gratitude.

Baptism
Congratulations to Anna Mary Doherty, daughter of Gene and Dawn Doherty, Havertown, Philadelphia, USA who received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday 27th March 2011 in St Mary’s Church, Carrigallen. Gene is a native of Beaghbeg, Carrigallen and the family are spending a short vacation in Carrigallen before returning to the USA. Wishing Dawn and Gene a lovely holiday.

New Arrivals
Congratulations to Cáit and Padraig Gormley, Kilbracken, Carrigallen on the birth of their baby girl Aoife, a sister for Kate and Darragh and to the proud grandparents Maureen and Joe Gormley and Marie and Tom Crudden, Loughduff, Co Cavan. Also, congratulations to Irene and Andrew McManus, Beaghmore, Carrigallen on the birth of their baby daughter Ciara, a sister for Cian on Saturday 2nd April 2011 and also to the proud grandparents Margaret and Jackie McManus, Bredagh, Carrigallen and Maureen and Packie Smith, Aughavas, Co Leitrim.

Sponsored Hair Cut
Harriet Finnegan, daughter of Martina and Michael Finnegan, Drummerkane, Carrigallen is getting her beautiful long hair cut and all proceeds are going towards the Children's Unit in Cavan General Hospital. Anyone interested in sponsoring her, sponsor cards are available in Carrigallen Post Office. Harriet is donating her hair to be used in the making of wigs to be worn by children who have lost their hair through sickness or alopecia.

Stress Management Day for Carers
A Sress Management Day for Carers will be held in the Commercial Hotel, Ballinamore on Thursday 21st April from 10:00am to 4:30pm. The cost of the day is €10.00 which includes tea, coffee and a light lunch. Booking is essential as the number of places is limited. For bookings and more information contact Sarah at The Carers Association 071 9143123 or Siobhan McEniff (HSE) 071 9142606 ext. 269 or 086 6046415.

Leitrim Irish Draught Horse Breeders Association
The Leitrim Irish Draught Horse Breeders Association is holding a table quiz on Friday 8th April 2011 in Clarke's Hotel, Mohill at 9:00pm. Table of four, €10 per person. Join them for a good night!

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach Office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Gala Fashion Show
Gala Fashion Show and Accessories Expo taking place in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Thursday 7th April at 7:30pm. All proceeds in aid of Western Alzheimers.

Diabetes Screening Day
Cara Pharmacy will be holding a Diabetes Screening Day on Friday 8th April 2011 between 10:00am and 3:00pm. There will also be a Coffee Morning and Fund Raiser for the Diabetes Federation on this day.

Quinn Group
Following the public meeting on the future of Quinn Group which was held recently in Ballinamore, it was decided to organise a petition asking the Minister for Finance to approve the Quinn proposal in relation to Quinn Insurance Ltd. People from the area are asked to show their support for the retention of Quinn’s jobs, which are so vital to our community, by signing the petitions asking the Minister for Finance to approve the Quinn proposal in relation to Quinn Insurance Ltd. Copies of the petition are available in local shops and businesses and in the Quinn offices, Derrylin. One can also help by writing to your local Public Representatives and requesting them to use their influences to move the process forward. Quinn jobs are intrinsically linked to the very fabric of our society.
 
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28th March 2011

Corn Mill Theatre Group Reaps the Awards

The results are in from the last four Drama Festivals in which the Corn Mill Theatre Group performed in with their production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane, written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Killian McGuinness.

In Carrickmore they came first in the Open Section and won the Blue Riband for best overall play of the Festival. They also won Best Supporting Actor: Seamus O'Rourke, Best Actress: Deirdre O'Reilly, Best Set: Paul McIntyre and crew, Best Director: Killian McGuinness. Charles McGuiness and Maura Farrelly were also nominated as well as lighting and sound.

Cavan Festival results were Most Promising Young Performer: Charles McGuinness, Best Producer: Killian McGuiness and first in the Open Section. The results from Shercock Drama Festival were Best Director: Killian McGuinness, Best Supporting Actor: Seamus O'Rourke, Best Set: Paul McIntyre, Jonathan Finnegan, Sean McIntyre, Damien Reilly and Kurk Cusack, Best Lighting: Philip McIntyre and Edel McIntyre. Also there were nominations for Maura Farrelly and Deirdre O'Reilly.

In Glenamaddy they came third overall with Deirdre O’Reilly winning the Best Actress Award. They have five firsts, a second and a third placings now, thus securing them a place in the RTE All Ireland Drama Finals which will be held in Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone at the end of April, beginning of May. Congratulations to all involved as these results are a fitting testament for all their hard work, time and commitment the director and members have put in over the past months.

The group will be back in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen with their production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane on Thursday 7th, Friday 8th, Saturday 9th, Thursday 14th, Friday 15th, Saturday 16th, Sunday 24th and Monday 25th April 2011. Show starts at 8:30pm and booking at (049) 4339612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Sponsored Hair Cut
Harriet Finnegan, daughter of Martina and Michael Finnegan, Drummerkane, Carrigallen is getting her beautiful long hair cut and all proceeds are going towards the Children's Unit in Cavan General Hospital. Anyone interested in sponsoring her, sponsor cards are available in Carrigallen Post Office.

Engagemnent
Congratulations to Michelle Flynn, daughter of Margaret and Mickie Flynn, Killahurk, Carrigallen and Lyndon McHugh, Corlespratten, Arva, Co Cavan who announced their engagement recently.

New Arrival
Congratulations to Rita and Bobby Gorby, Newtowngore on the birth of their son Robert and also to the proud grandparents Rita and Terry Reynolds, Gortermone, Carrigallen and Bríd and Cathal Gorby, Newtowngore.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service has asked Loch Gowna donors to make a special effort to donate this March.  IBTS Mobile unit will be in the St Brigid's Community Centre, Loch Gowna on Wednesday 30th March and Thursday 31st March 2011 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am-12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on (086) 6035977 or call into the Outreach office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Fashion Show
A fashion show will be held in Lough Rynn Castle Hotel on Friday 1st April 2011. On the evening clothes will be modelled from local shops including, Kabuki, Klass, Whispers, Gannons, Dolls, Spirit and Spirit Kids, Murtaghs and Carrie Bradshaw as well as by local designers Eileen Abbott and Wendy Louise. The evening will begin with a drinks reception from 7:30pm and the fashion show will commence at 8:30pm followed by entertainment. There will be a prize for the best dressed lady on the night and there will also be a raffle with some fantastic prizes. Please come along and enjoy a fabulous evening of fashion and fun with all proceeds going to Gortletteragh National School Fund. Tickets are available from Gortletteragh National School on (071) 9631926 and may also be purchased on the night. Admission €10.

Quinn Group
Following the public meeting on the future of Quinn Group which was held recently in Ballinamore, it was decided to organise a petition asking the Minister for Finance to approve the Quinn proposal in relation to Quinn Insurance Ltd. People from the area are asked to show their support for the retention of Quinn’s jobs, which are so vital to our community, by signing the petitions asking the Minister for Finance to approve the Quinn proposal in relation to Quinn Insurance Ltd. Copies of the petition are available in local shops and businesses and in the Quinn offices, Derrylin. One can also help by writing to your local Public Representatives and requesting them to use their influences to move the process forward.  Quinn jobs are intrinsically linked to the very fabric of our society.
 
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21st March 2011

Corn Mill Theatre Group
The Corn Mill Theatre Group will perform in Carrickmore, Co Tyrone on their final outing on the drama circuit on Saturday night next. The results from their three previous festivals (Shercock, Cavan and Glenamaddy) will not be known until next weekend. The group will be back in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen with their production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Killian McGuinness on 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 24th and 25th April 2011. Show starts at 8:30pm and booking at (049) 4339612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age Group

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age group had a most enlightening talk from Colm of the Nature Trail (Organic and Health Food specialist shops in Mohill and Ballinamore) recently. Not many of us knew that beetroot juice may help with controlling blood pressure, or that turmeric, cayenne pepper and cider vinegar might well relieve some arthritis symptoms! Most of us can relate to porridge being a slow release energy food, and that Echinacea can help build up our immune systems to be of assistance in combating the misery of colds and flu - but did we know that lovely New Zealand Manuka Honey can not only help with chesty coughs and colds but also heal wounds and relieve eczema and psoriasis? Colm was a mine of information on all sorts of natural healing remedies and healthy foods - how many of us made a bowl of porridge for breakfast the next morning instead of rashers and black pudding??

Before Colm’s presentation we made final arrangements for our Ten Pin Bowling outing to Longford and agreed that Wednesday 13th April 2011 would be the date of our Social Evening at the Kilbracken Arms Hotel. We also discussed an outing to Dublin (no rain, please, when we’re on the open top bus!), our next mid-week break and the ever-popular trip to Mullingar Dog Racing. The next meeting will be on Monday 28th March 2011 at the Health Centre, Carrigallen.

Baptism
Congratulations to Patrick Kerrigan son of Mark Kerrigan and Ann Marie McAndrew who received the sacrament of baptism on Saturday 19th March 2011 in St Mary's Church, Carrigallen. Mark is son of Joan and Matt Kerrigan, Beaghmore, Carrigallen.

Janine and JP
Congratulations to Janine Greenshields and John P McManus on the occasion of their marriage on Friday 11th March 2011 in St Mary's Church, Carrigallen. Janine is daughter of Patricia Greenshields, Bredagh and JP is son of Margaret and Jackie McManus, Bredagh, Carrigallen. Chief Bridesmaids was Orlaith Kearney and Bridesmaids were Shelley Greenshields and Courtney Greenshields. Bestman was Andrew McManus and Groomsmen were Michael Holahan and Damien Reilly. Flowergirl was Jessie McManus while Jack McManus was Pageboy. Ushers were Aaron McManus and Lee Greenshields. The wonderful music was supplied by Mary Harte and Liam Doonan. The wedding ceremony was celebrated by Fr Denis Murray PP. Afterwards family and friends made their way to the Hotel Kilmore, Cavan for the wedding reception, where a great time was had by all. The happy couple are on honeymoon in New York and Las Vegas. We wish them a long life of health and happiness.

St Mary's National School
The school would very much appreciate if anyone who has Tesco tokens, to please pass them on to the school.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service has asked Loch Gowna donors to make a special effort to donate this March. IBTS Mobile unit will be in the St Brigid's Community Centre, Loch Gowna on Wednesday 30th March and Thursday 31th March 2011 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Recent Engagement
Congratulations to Sharon Patterson, daughter of Maud and Colin Patterson, Cloughla, Carrigallen and Breen Fay, Killeshandra who announced their engagement recently.

Leitrim IFA Public Meeting
The Leitrim IFA public meeting will take place on Wednesday 23rd March 2011 at 8:30pm in the Ramada Hotel, Drumshanbo. Guest speaker Eddie Downey, IFA Deputy President. All farm families are welcome to attend.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am-12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Fashion Show
A fashion show will be held in Lough Rynn Castle Hotel on Friday 1st April 2011. On the evening clothes will be modelled from local shops including, Kabuki, Klass, Whispers, Gannons, Dolls, Spirit and Spirit Kids, Murtaghs and Carrie Bradshaw as well as by local designers Eileen Abbott and Wendy Louise. The evening will begin with a drinks reception from 7:30pm and the fashion show will commence at 8:30pm followed by entertainment. There will be a prize for the best dressed lady on the night and there will also be a raffle with some fantastic prizes. Please come along and enjoy a fabulous evening of fashion and fun with all proceeds going to Gortletteragh National School Fund. Tickets are available from Gortletteragh National School on 071 9631926 and may also be purchased on the night. Admission €10.

Drumreilly Community Playgroup
Drumreilly Community Playgroup are now enrolling for September 2011. Children from 2 years and 6month to school going age are catered for. There is still a limited number of ECCE FREE playschool year spaces available. Please contact Debbie on (087) 9565659 or Nicola on (087) 7611292.
 
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14th March 2011

Corn Mill Theatre Group Sweeps the Boards at Ballinamore Drama Featival
Congratulations to the Corn Mill Theatre Group on winning the Best Open Play, as well as Over-all Play, Seamus O'Rourke – Best Supporting Actor, Adjudicator's Award and Audience Award in the Ballinamore Drama Festival. They won Best Open Play in Tubbercurry along with Best Production, Best Director - Killian McGuinness, Maura Farrelly - Best Actress and Charles McGuinness - Best Supporting Actor. Also, they came second in Kiltyclogher with Charles McGuinness winning Best Supporting Actor. Good luck to the Group as they continue on the festival trail again this week  in Shercock on Friday 18 March, Cavan on Sunday 20th March and Glenamaddy on Tuesday 22nd March.  Break a Leg!

Public Meeting

An important public meeting on the new developments regarding the future of the Quinn Group will be held in the Commerical Hotel, Ballinamore on Monday 21st March at 9:00pm. As the future success of the Quinn Group is of critical importance to the future of our community and indeed of our economy, speakers will include representatives from the Quinn Group plus concerned Irish business so come along to hear the facts and learn what we all can do to secure the Quinn Group and the future of our community and region.  All are welcome!

New Arrival
Congratulations to Gary and Elaine Reilly, Newtownforbes, Co Longford on the birth of their baby son Aaron, also to the proud grandparents Marion and Brendan Reilly, Beaghmore, Carrigallen.

St Mary's National School

The school would very much appreciate if anyone who has Tesco tokens, to please pass them on to the school.
 
Tankardstown
The Killeshandra Drama Group will perform Tankardstown by Christine Longford and directed by Colm McCormack on Friday 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March 2011 in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen. The play is set in Tankardstown's House, Co Meath in the late 1940's. The old house is converted into a Hotel when the rations were in place. It was set in a time the Irish/English relationship was hostile and the English looked upon the Irish as uneducated and ignorant to the ways of the world. The cast of twelve move the plot along with farcical antics and a combination of old world yuppies and English journalists and drunks all engage in dodgy dealings, convincing plans spiced up with a little 'love' and culminating a love story that even the hardest heart in the audience will leave with a quiet grin. The play is filled with laughs delivered by an experienced cast of natural actors and a director who is passionate about drama and delivering entertainment to audiences. Doors Open at 8:00pm, Show starts at 8:30pm. Booking: (049) 4339612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

S.T.O.P.
A Country and Western Night will be held in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen on Friday 18th March 2011. Dancing to Sean Donohoe, Kevin Logue and other entertainers from 10:00pm til late. All proceeds going to S.T.O.P. (suicide prevention).

Irish Blood Transfusion Service

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service has asked Loch Gowna donors to make a special effort to donate this March. IBTS Mobile unit will be in the St Brigid's Community Centre, Loch Gowna on Wednesday 30th March and Thursday 31st March 2011 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am-12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.
 
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7th March 2011

The Late Jim O'Neill
The death occurred of Jim O'Neill, Killahurk, Carrigallen at Cavan General Hospital after a brief illness on Monday 28th February 2011. Jim was one of the oldest and most respected member of the community and his passing will leave a big void in the lives of all those who knew him, especially his wife and family. Religion was a very important aspect of his life and he was a quiet and dignified gentleman. He started his youung life as a blacksmith and with the introduction of the tractor to farming there was not much need for his trade anymore.  He began farming and was a very industrious farmer by growing all his vegertables, potatoes and oats. He enjoyed his time in the bog cutting and rearing the turf. He was even known to have cut a person's hair or two. Sympathy is extended to his wife Lily; sons Seamus, Trim, Co Meath and John, Killahurk, Carrigallen; daughters Anne McGovern, Ballinagh, Co Cavan, Claire O'Reilly, Mullahoran, Co Cavan and Mary O'Neill, Killahurk, Carrigallen; daughters-in-law Caroline and Barbara; son-in-law Pauric O'Reilly; his twelve grandchildren; brother Jack, Main Street, Carrigallen; sister Margaret Harte, Dublin; sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews; relatives and friends. Removal was from his home and was received at St Mary's Church, Carrigallen by Fr Denis Murray PP and Canon Owen Devanney PP Mulahoran, was largely attended. His funeral Mass was concelebrated and chief celebrant was Fr Denis Murray PP and assisted by Fr John Quinn, Fr Sean McDermott, Cavan and Fr John McMahon, Manorhamilton.  Burial was to the adjoining cemetery.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Corn Mill Theatre Group
Best wishes to the Corn Mill Theatre Group on their venture of the drama circuit as they strive for success with their production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane, written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Killian McGuinness. Their first outing will be in Kiltyclogher on Tuesday, followed by Ballinamore on Thursday night and Tubbercurry on Friday night. The cast members are Maura Farrelly, Deirdre O'Reilly, Charles McGuinness and Seamus O'Rourke. Crew is Paul McIntyre, Seán McIntyre, Jonathan Finnegan, Damien Reilly, Noel Doonan, Kurt Cusack, Philip McIntyre, Edel McIntyre, Daniel Mimna, Eamon Daly, Una Ward, Elizabeth McGlynn, Stephanie Greene and Patricia Ledwith. Break a leg!

Tankardstown
The Killeshandra Drama Group will perform Tankardstown by Christine Longford and directed by Colm McCormack on 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th and 20th March 2011 in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen.

The play is set in Tankardstown's House, Co Meath in the late 1940's. The old house is converted into a Hotel when the rations were in place. It was set in a time the Irish/English relationship was hostile and the English looked upon the Irish as uneducated and ignorant to the ways of the world. The cast of twelve move the plot along with farcical antics and a combination of old world yuppies and English journalists and drunks all engage in dodgy dealings, convincing plans spiced up with a little 'love' and culminating a love story that even the hardest heart in the audience will leave with a quiet grin. The play is filled with laughs delivered by an experienced cast of natural actors and a director who is passionate about drama and delivering entertainment to audiences. Doors Open at 8:00pm, Show starts at 8:30pm. Booking: (049) 4339612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age Group

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age Group held their AGM recently to a packed house! At this meeting everyone was reminded of some of the events the Group took part in over the previous year. As well as mid-week breaks, other outings included Croke Park, the Titanic Exhibition, Strokestown House and the Country Museum in Castlebar to mention just a few. We also went Ten Pin Bowling, paid a visit to Greyhound Racing in Mullingar, participated in a 5-week course in Line Dancing, learnt how to play Whist and attended lively social evenings at the invitation of other Active Age Groups in our area. Our own Social Evening was a tremendous success, with proceeds donated to the Oncology Unit at Cavan Hospital.

Talks included a representative from the Irish Heart Foundation (we all vowed to eat more healthily) and a Podiatrist (we had a shock to discover what a key role our feet played in our general well-being). Our Officers represented the Group at Forums held around the area and took part in an Advocacy Course and tuition sessions for exercises for older people held in Mohill. The year ended with our Christmas Party in Mitchells - a big thank you to Patrick and his team for making the evening so enjoyable.

All our meetings, classes and outings are very well attended - and we certainly know how to live up to the ‘Active’ in Active Age! At the Election of Officers there were no new nominations and therefore all the current Officers were re-elected en bloc: Chairperson - Eileen Ward; Treasurer - Anne Harte; Secretary - Elizabeth Mulligan and Valerie Elsegood as PRO. Thanks were expressed to all the Officers for their hard work, particularly to Elizabeth, our Secretary, for making everything run so smoothly. Plans are already in the pipeline for events during the coming year; another Ten Pin Bowling session and the launch of more Whist lessons in March and a Social Evening in April will set us off to a flying start! (Details will be publicised a little nearer the time). It was agreed that Group members would question any canvassers prior to the General Election with emphasis on fairer health care for older people, what plans are there to protect the State Pension an other essential supports; involving older people in decision-making; and what about local transport, particularly Rural Lift? The meeting closed with everyone receiving a welcome and completely unexpected Valentine’s Gift!

Voting is Not Over Yet!

Please vote for Sean Nós ar an tSionann (local dancers from Counties Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo) on Ireland's Got Talent on Sunday 13th March 2011. They will be performing live at 6:30pm on RTÉ1. They would be very grateful and appreciative if the public would tune in and vote for them on the night. When the show is over one has between 7:30pm and 8:45pm to vote for them as many times one likes. The results will then be announced before 9:00pm. It is all down to the public's vote whether this group get through to the Final or not. Please support as they have pledged to give €10,000 of the prize money to Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin if they win. Recently the group performed at the Senior Citizens Party in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel.

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to Seamus, Thias Brady and family, Bredagh, Carrigallen and Caitlin Donohoe and family, Newtowngore on the death of their sister Mary Kenny whose funeral took place in Abbeylara, Co Longford recently. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

S.T.O.P.

A Country and Western Night will be held in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen on Friday 18th March 2011. Dancing to Sean Donohoe and other entainers from 10:00pm til late. All proceeds going to S.T.O.P. (suicide prevention).

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen

Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am-12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on (086) 6035977 or call into the Outreach office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.
 
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28th February 2011

The Beauty Queen of Leenane 
The Corn Mill Theatre Group will perform The Beauty Queen of Leenane written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Killian McGuinness on Thursday 3rd, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March 2011. Cast: Maura McGuinness, Deirdre O'Reilly, Seamus O'Rourke and Charles McGuinness. Cavan native Deirdre O'Reilly makes her debut with the Corn Mill Theatre Group. Deirdre was recently seen in the Gonzo Theatre's production of The Fire.

Maureen is a rather plain spinster in her forties who lives with her mother, Mag and takes care of her. The hypochondriac old woman makes life a burden to her daughter but Maureen is also moved by her viciousness. The life of the two women is filled with television watching and never-ending and devastating altercations when they get an invitation to Pato Dooley’s party. Maureen puts a nice dress on, and tries to have fun once in her life. So much so, that she spends the whole night with Pato. Next morning Maureen and the jealous mother quarrels before Pato’s eyes, but that does not discourage the man. He writes a letter to Maureen saying that he is in love with her and that he wants to take Maureen to Boston. However, the letter can’t reach the addressee; Mag opens it then burns it right away. Maureen finds everything out, but it is too late. Doors Open at 8:00pm, Show starts at 8:30pm. Booking: (049) 4339612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Leitrim Harriers Hunt Club

The annual Carrigallen Leitrim Harriers Hunt is taking place on Sunday 6th March 2011, leaving from Kilbracken Hotel car park at 12:30pm approx and going out through Killahurk, Cornaughy, Cornafest and Aughawillen areas.  For further information contact James at 0860530799.

Enrolment Day

Parents intending to enrol their children in St Mary's National School, Carrigallen for September 2011 school year are asked to call to the School on Thursday 3rd March 2011 between 10:00am and 2:00pm.  Please bring your child's PPS No and Birth Certificate on that day.  Telephone no for the school is 049 4339929.

New Arrival

Congratulations to Noeleen and Trevor Hill, Cullen and Brownhill, Carrigallen on the recent birth of their little girl Hannah.

Sympathy
Sympathy is extended to Christy Coyne and family, Calloughs, Carrigallen on the recent death of his father Christy Coyne late of Drumgoon, Killeshandra, Co Cavan, whose funeral mass took place in St Brigid’s Church, Killeshandra on Sunday last.  May he Rest in Peace.

World Day of Prayer

World Day of Prayer will be held on Friday 4th March 2011 at 8:00pm in The Church of Ireland, Aughavas. Everybody is welcome. The Service will be prepared by the Christian women of Chile. This is a global movement of informed prayer and prayful action. It is an inter-denominational prayer service and everyone is welcome.  On Sunday 13th March the Service which will be broadcasted on RTE 1 television will be by the Chilean women in conjunction with the World Day of Prayer.

Tankardstown
The Killeshandra Drama Group will perform Tankardstown by Christine Longford and directed by Colm McCormack on March 2011 in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen. The play is set in Tankardstown's House, Co Meath in the late 1940's.  The old house is converted into a Hotel when the rations were in place.  It was set in a time the Irish/English relationship was hostile and the English looked upon the Irish as uneducated and ignorant to the ways of the world. The cast of twelve move the plot along with farcical antics and a combination of old world yuppies and English journalists and drunks all engage in dodgy dealings, convincing plans spiced up with a little 'love' and culminating a love story that even the hardest heart in the audience will leave with a quiet grin. The play is filled with laughs delivered by an experienced cast of natural actors and a director who is passionate about drama and delivering entertainment to audiences. Doors Open at 8:00pm, Show starts at 8:30pm. Booking: (049) 4339612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Feis and Blood

Congratulations to the Finnegan Family, Drummerkane, Carrigallen who appeared recently on the Family Talent Show Feis and Blood hosted by TG4. This new show is searching for Ireland’s most entertaining family. Over three hundred families were auditioned and eighty of those are taking part in the series. The family consisted of Michael (father) on the bodhrán, Sarah on the fiddle, Threase on the flute, Clare sang the song which Sarah had composed as Gaeilge, John on the banjo and Harriet on the concertina.  Although they did not progress to the next round, they all had a great day and it was brilliant experience. Also, they got to meet the adjudicators - Aonghus McAnally, Sibéal Davitt and Pádraig O Sé and the host Síle Seoige. The performance was recorded in the RTE studio.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen

Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am-12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on (086) 6035977 or call into the Outreach office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Funding for Area Enhancement

Funding and support to complete applications for the funding is available from the LEADER programme (Leitrim Development Company) for groups and projects which enhance the countryside, villages and towns around the county. A seminar on this will take place in Cannon Donohue Hall, Mohill on Tuesday 8th March 2011 at 7:30pm. Anyone involved in local groups, village and countryside enhancement projects is welcome.
 
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21st February 2011

The Beauty Queen of Leenane 
The Corn Mill Theatre Group will perform The Beauty Queen of Leenane written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Killian McGuinness on Thursday 24th, Friday 25th, Saturday 26th February 2011, Tuesday 1st, Thursday 3rd, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March 2011. Cast: Maura McGuinness, Deirdre O'Reilly, Seamus O'Rourke and Charles McGuinness. Cavan native Deirdre O'Reilly makes her debut with the Corn Mill Theatre Group. Deirdre was recently seen in the Gonzo Theatre's production of The Fire.

Maureen is a rather plain spinster in her forties who lives with her mother, Mag and takes care of her. The hypochondriac old woman makes life a burden to her daughter but Maureen is also moved by her viciousness. The life of the two women is filled with television watching and never-ending and devastating altercations when they get an invitation to Pato Dooley’s party. Maureen puts a nice dress on, and tries to have fun once in her life. So much so, that she spends the whole night with Pato. Next morning Maureen and the jealous mother quarrels before Pato’s eyes, but that does not discourage the man. He writes a letter to Maureen saying that he is in love with her and that he wants to take Maureen to Boston. However, the letter can’t reach the addressee; Mag opens it then burns it right away. Maureen finds everything out, but it is too late. Doors Open at 8:00pm, Show starts at 8:30pm. Booking: (049) 4339612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Enrolment Day

Parents intending to enrol their children in St Mary's National School, Carrigallen for September 2011 school year are asked to call to the School on Thursday 3rd March 2011 between 10:00am and 2:00pm. Please bring your child's PPS No and Birth Certificate on that day. Telephone no for the school is (049) 4339929.

The Late Canon Micheál Kelly

The death occurred of Canon Micheál J Kelly on Monday 7th February 2011 in Cavan General Hospital. He was eighty-eight years old and had been living a full and active life until recently. The late Canon Kelly helped out on many an occasion in the three churches in Carrigallen Parish and he will be sadly missed by all throughout the area. During his sixty-four years of priesthood he took particular interest in and care for people and he helped many people during his long life. Fr Liam Kelly, his nephew, was principal celebrant at the funeral Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Ballinamore and the Homily was given by Bishop Leo O’Reilly, with burial just outside the Church wall along side his uncle. Sympathy is extended to his niece Sheila Mollahan, Gortemone, Carrigallen; brother; sisters and a wide circle of family and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-Anam.

Women's Group

The Women's Group next meeting will be held on Saturday night 26th February 2011 at 9:00pm in Mitchell's. Topic on the night will be about healthy living, keeping stress out of your life and staying positive. This will be followed by music and refreshments. Everyone welcome!

The Pitch

Leitrim Youth Theatre Company (LYTC) Carrigallen would like to wish Yvonne Heyneman all the best as she performs along with Shane Connaughton and Niall Lynch in The Pitch, written by Shane Connaughton and directed by Kerry Crabbe in the Gonzo Theatre, Cavan on 24, 25, 26 February and 3, 4, 5 March 2011.  Yvonne is a past member of LYTC Carrigallen.  This production is starting a nationwide tour and it can be seen in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Friday 10 June 2011.

Foróige

Carrigallen Foróige Group would like to wish the Corn Mill Theatre Group the best of luck with their new play The Beauty Queen of Leenane written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Killian McGuinness. They are really looking forward to attending the preview on Thursday 24th February 2011. Also, the group has received an invitation from Maura Williamson to attend the preview of Tankardstown written by Christine Longford, directed by Colm McCormack and performed by Killeshandra Drama Group on Thursday 10th March 2011.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen

Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am-12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen.  The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on (086) 6035977 or call into the Outreach office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Blood Donor Clinic

The Blood Transfusion mobile unit team will return again to The Community Centre, Ballinamore on Monday 28th February 2011 from 3:00pm to 4:45pm and 7:00pm to 9:30 pm. Some 3000 units (pints) of blood are needed overall each week to cater for emergency and routine cases requiring transfusions of blood and blood products in hospitals all over the country. Thanks to everyone who attended the last clinic and please come again to the Community Centre, Ballinamore on Monday 28th February and if possible bring a friend.

World Day of Prayer

World Day of Prayer will be held on Friday 4th March 2011 at 8:00pm in The Church of Ireland, Aughavas. Everybody is welcome. The Service will be prepared by the Christian women of Chile. This is a global movement of informed prayer and prayful action. It is an inter-denominational prayer service and everyone is welcome. On Sunday 13th March the Service which will be broadcasted on RTE 1 television will be by the Chilean women in conjunction with the World Day of Prayer.
 
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14th February 2011

The Beauty Queen of Leenane 
The Corn Mill Theatre Group will perform The Beauty Queen of Leenane written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Killian McGuinness on Thursday 24th, Friday 25th, Saturday 26th February 2011, Tuesday 1st, Thursday 3rd, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March 2011. Cast: Maura McGuinness, Deirdre O'Reilly, Seamus O'Rourke and Charles McGuinness. Cavan native Deirdre O'Reilly makes her debut with the Corn Mill Theatre Group. Deirdre was recently seen in the Gonzo Theatre's production of The Fire.

Maureen is a rather plain spinster in her forties who lives with her mother, Mag and takes care of her. The hypochondriac old woman makes life a burden to her daughter but Maureen is also moved by her viciousness. The life of the two women is filled with television watching and never-ending and devastating altercations when they get an invitation to Pato Dooley’s party. Maureen puts a nice dress on, and tries to have fun once in her life. So much so, that she spends the whole night with Pato. Next morning Maureen and the jealous mother quarrels before Pato’s eyes, but that does not discourage the man. He writes a letter to Maureen saying that he is in love with her and that he wants to take Maureen to Boston. However, the letter can’t reach the addressee; Mag opens it then burns it right away. Maureen finds everything out, but it is too late. Doors Open at 8:00pm, Show starts at 8:30pm. Booking: (049) 4339612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Online Resources

The following online resources are available from your computer at home at www.leitrimlibrary.ie are the Library Catalogue - look up books and non-book material in the libraries, request books and renew loans. Newspaper Online provides 250 newspapers from fifty-five countries. Local Studies Database and Leitrim Newspapers - search the index to Local Studies items and the index to Leitrim Newspapers from 1882 to 1905.  For more information, contact Carrigallen Library at (049) 4339188. Opening hours Monday and Wednesday 2:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Lecture in Ballinamore Library
A lecture titled The Ribbon Society in Leitrim and the Surrounding Countryside, 1836-1846 by Dr Jennifer Kelly, NUI Maynooth will be held in Ballinamore Library on Friday 18th February 2011 at 8:00pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Mrs Molly Bradley

The death occurred at St James Hospital, Dublin on Thursday 3rd February 2011 peacefully following an illness bravely borne of Mrs Molly Bradley, Derrylahan, Newtowngore. Mrs Bradley's remains were removed from her home on Saturday morning last 5th February to St Mary's Church, Drumlea, Carrigallen where her funeral Mass was celebrated. Deepest sympathy is tendered to her sorrowing husband Hugh, daughters Colette McBrien and Veronica Harte and all other family members. May she Rest in Peace.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen

Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am-12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on (086) 6035977 or call into the Outreach office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.
 
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7th February 2011

Carrigallen Juvenile Football AGM
The AGM of Carrigallen Juvenile Football Club will be held on Thursday night 10th February 2011 at 8:00pm in The Club Rooms at the Park.

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age
Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age will be holding their AGM on Monday 14th February 2011 at the Health Centre in Carrigallen - start time 8:00pm. This will be a really interesting evening as we look back on everything that went on for us in 2010, and look forward to yet more events, outings and activities for all our members to enjoy in 2011. Suggestions are already in the pipeline, and we will be living up to being ‘Active’ with hopefully another outing to play 10 Pin Bowling, some Yoga classes, a Social Evening and…well, that’s up to you! Part of the evening will be to elect our Officers – Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary and PRO, so make sure you come along on the 14th, meet up with old friends (and maybe make some new ones) and help us out with some ideas to keep Carrigallen and Drumeela ‘Active’ in 2011!

Information Evening on Primary Health Care
You are cordially invited to meet the people who deliver your local community health services in Ballinamore, Mohill and Carrigallen at a Community Information Evening to be held on Thursday 10th February 2011 in Canon Donoghue Hall, Mohill at 8:00pm. In attendance will be your local GPs and their practice staff, Public Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Community Mental Health Nurse, Home support services, Psychology service and other health professionals as well as members of the South Leitrim Community Health Forum There will be short talks on staying safe at home and looking after your physical and mental health. There will also be a wide range of information stands relating to services available in the community to help you. The event is open to all ages, so please come along. Everyone is welcome.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am-12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

World Day of Prayer
World Day of Prayer will be held on Friday 4th March 2011 at 8:00pm in The Church of Ireland, Aughavas. Everybody is welcome. The Service will be prepared by the Christian women of Chile. On Sunday 13 March the Service which will be broadcasted on RTE 1 television will be by the Chilean women in conjunction with the World Day of Prayer.

St Joseph’s Underage Presentation Night
On Friday 4th February 2011, the U14 Girls Championship Team were presented with their medals. Patricia Bohan, Leitrim Ladies Development Officer attended the presentation and presented the girls with their medals. She spoke highly of the players and their commitment to their Club and County. She commented on the success of the Club to date and their achievements. The U14 - 2010 Championship winners were as follows: Laura Beirne, Ciara Masterson, Shannen O’Rourke, Aisling Rawle, Ciara Gallogly, Niamh Maguire, Niamh Masterson, Sealín O'Rourke, Lorraine Maguire, Aisling Maguire, Maeve Nixon, Carmel McGovern, Rebecca Healy, Loraine Heslin, Bronagh O’Rourke, Róisín Reilly, Eimer Masterson, Sinéad O’Neill, Orla Reilly, Naimh Brady, Megan Reilly, Megan O’Rourke, Leeanne Karney, Sarah Farrelly, Juliette Lockhart, Tanishe Maguire, and Sarah Hacket. Thanks again to all who supported on the night and a great nights fun was had by all. Keep the good work up girls!
 
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Carrigallen/Drumreilly Community Care
Carrigallen/Drumreilly Community Care are now holding their Annual Party on Sunday 6th February 2011 in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen. Meal will be served at 3:00pm sharp. Music by Brendan Brennan and special guests will be finalists in 'Ireland's Got Talent' Sean Nos ar an tSionann. All senior citizens are welcome.

Thank You!
Christopher Mimna and Team Kinkeen would like to thank all who supported our fundraising dance in Drumcoura on Saturday 1st January 2011. A total of €3,048 was raised on the night. This is a tremendous start to our fundraising efforts, all in aid of S.T.O.P. (Suicide.Teach.Organise.Prevent)

Information Evening on Primary Health Care
You are cordially invited to meet the people who deliver your local community health services in Ballinamore, Mohill and Carrigallen at a Community Information Evening to be held on Thursday 10th February 2011 in Canon Donoghue Hall, Mohill at 8:00pm. In attendance will be your local GPs and their practice staff, Public Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Community Mental Health Nurse, Home support services, Psychology service and other health professionals as well as members of the South Leitrim Community Health Forum. There will be short talks on staying safe at home and looking after your physical and mental health. There will also be a wide range of information stands relating to services available in the community to help you. The event is open to all ages, so please come along. Everyone is welcome.

Foróige Club
Foróige Club on Thursday night 3rd February 2011 at 8:30pm. All members please attend and new members are always welcomed.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am-12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

The late Simon Parfitt
The death occurred of Simon Parfitt, 1 Bredagh, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim on Friday 21st January 2011 at Cavan General Hospital. Simon was a native of Bristol in England and he came to live in Carrigallen nine years ago where he met his future wife Ann Murphy. Sympathy is extended to his wife Ann; sons Declan, Mohill; Grant and Nomisi, Bristol; daughter Haley, Bristol; mother Wan and brother Steven, Bristol. Funeral service was held in the Church of Ireland, Carrigallen and burial to St Mary's Cemetery, Carrigallen. May he Rest in Peace.

Siobhán and Hugh Óg

Congratulations to Siobhán Sheridan, daughter of Margaret and Tommy Sheridan, Druminchin, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim and Hugh Óg Farrell, son of Mary and Hugh Farrell, Kilnavart, Co Cavan on the occassion of their marriage in St Mary's Church, Carrigallen on Saturday 22nd January 2011. Bridesmaids were Catherine Jameson, Colette McGovern, Gráinne McGowan and Aideen Farrell. Bestman was Niall Farrell, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Declan Farrell, Colm Farrell and Killian Farrell, all brothers of the groom. The marriage ceremony was celebrated by Fr Eamonn Lynch, PP Ballyconnell and was con-celebrated by Fr Tom McKiernan, PP Bawnboy, Fr Killian Mitchell (granduncle of the groom) and Fr Denis Murray, PP Carrigallen. Their honeymoon was spent on a Caribbean cruise and we wish them a long married life of health and happiness.

The late Katie Cunnion
The death occurred of Katie Cunnion formerly of Beaghbeg, Carrigallen and Longford at her daughter's residence Paula Kinsella, Glenview, Tramore, Co Waterford. Her fureral took place in Waterford. She was predeceased by her husband James (Sonny) nine years ago. Sympathy is extended to her daughter Paula; son James, Tipperary; brother James, Tipperary; sister Bessie Fitzpatrick, Doogarry, Co Cavan; nieces; nephews; relatives and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

Ríl Óg
The launch of Ríl Óg CD took place recently in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva, Co Cavan. The group members include Emmet Lynch, Beaghmore, Carrigallen, Maria Mathews, Cillian Hourican, Liam Doherty, Hanna McEntee and Laura Doherty. We wish them every success with their CD.

Our School's Got Talent
Friends of Special Olympics Connaught are promoting this fundraiser initiative during the academic year 2010-2011. The fundraiser is showcasing the talent of all secondary school students in the Connaught region through the inter school’s talent competitions. The Leitrim Final was held on Friday night last and congratulations goes to pupils from Carrigallen Vocational School on winning and progressing to the Provincial Final at The Royal Theatre Castlebar on 16th March 2011. They are As An Steps and the members are Sinéad Maguire, Aisling Maguire, Pamela Daly, Gráinne Donegan, Ciara Gaffney, Blaithín Donohoe and Tadhg Murray and congratulations also goes to Katie McHugh for getting through to the final as well. Well done to Punchline members Paul Ledwith and David Conroy, and No Reception members Kate Reilly, Deirdre Rawle, James Doonan, Conor Doonan and Danny McCarry on getting through to the semi final in Sligo next month.
 
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Carrigallen GAA Annual Dinner Dance

Carrigallen GAA Dinner dance will take place on Saturday 29th January 2011 at 8:30pm in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel. Presentation to U21 B Championship & Minor League (13-a-side) Winners by Conor Gormley three-time All-Ireland Senior Football Championship winner and GAA All Stars Awards winner in 2003, 2005 and 2008. Tickets on sale from Chairman John Reilly at Modern Designs. Price €30.00.

Recent Engagement
Congratulations to Michael Kelleher, son of Lucy and Gerard Kelleher, Mullinadara, Carrigallen and Rosie Reynolds, daughter of Eleanor and John Joe Reynolds, Longford Road, Drumlish, Co Longford who announced their engagement last Christmas. We wish them all the best for the future.

Tim Mulligan MRCVS
The death occurred of the Tim Mulligan MRCVS, Hillcrest, Arva, Co Cavan at Cavan General Hospital, after a short illness on 16th January 2011. Tim was born in 1929 and he came from outside of Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo. His father was William Mulligan who was an Intelligence Officer with IRA Roscommon Brigade during the troubles after 1916. Tim qualified as a vet in 1953 and did numerous locums in Cavan and for Pat Gallagher Veterinary Sugery in Mohill, Co Leitrim before he came to Arva in 1954 as a locum for two weeks for Paddy Power Veterinary Surgery. He remained in Arva for the rest of his life. He married the beautiful Carmel O’Regan from Cootehall, Co Roscommon in 1956 and they had six children. She predeceased him in January 1985. As a vet he excelled at his work with farm animals and developed great expertise in the treatment of horses. One of his specialities was his ability to treat horses with back trouble and he travelled far and wide to treat such cases.

As a person Tim was full of humour and decency. He was very intelligent and was a great mathematician. He was kind to all and especially to those who were disadvantaged in any way. The stories of his life are legion and his memory will live on for many moons in the Carrigallen area and beyond. He loved the horses and the racing and in his time owned a few quite fast animals. Tim has left a great void in the hearts of his family and his friends. There will never be his like again. Funeral Mass was in Sacred Heart Church, Arva and burial was to Coronea Cemetery. Sympathy is extended to his family Bryan, The Manse, Carrigallen, Barry, Lyn, David, Valerie and Mark; brothers Joe, England and Gerry, Carrigallen; sister Sr Pia (Harry), Carrickmacross; sisters-in-law; brother-in-law; daughters-in-law; son-in-law; grandchildren; nieces; nephews and his many friends. May he Rest in Peace.

Foróige
Three committee members JP Rawle, Jack Ledwith and Cormac Whelan attended the Foróige Regional Conference which was held in Letterkenny, Co Donegal last weekend. Next meeting will be held on Thursday 27th January 2011 at 8:30pm in the Community Centre. New members are always welcome.

Mohill St Vincent de Paul
Mohill St Vincent de Paul would like to thank everyone who contributed to their Annual Collection in December. €6,081 was raised at church gate collections in Mohill, Gortletteragh, Cornageeha, Fearglass, Bornacoola, Cloonturk, Gorvagh, Eslin, Aughavas, Annaduff and Carrigallen. This very generous response, which exceeded last year’s collection, enabled us to assist over 100 families this Christmas in Mohill and the surrounding parishes. We are also very grateful for the assistance of the many volunteer collectors who made this collection possible. Mohill SVP can be contacted on 087 6776391.

Packie Duignan Traditional Weekend
The annual Packie Duignan Traditional weekend will be held in Drumshanbo this weekend 28th, 29th, 30th January 2011. There will be many traditional sessions on Friday night in Conway's Bar and on Saturday night in Berry's Tavern and Millrace Bar. Saturday morning registration takes place at 10:30am in Aras Phadraig near High Street for the music workshops - morning from 11:00am-1:00pm, evening 2:00pm-4:00pm.

Top class music workshops are on offer with Leitrim's Current All Ireland Senior Fiddle Champion Lisa Ward teaching fiddle, joined by two other All Ireland Champions, Junior Davey on bodhrán and Yvonne Ward on Tin Whistle/flute. This is followed by a junior session of music, song, and dance at 4:30pm in Berry's Tavern. This is a brilliant opportunity for all budding musicians to get classes from these excellent Tutors. There will be well known tunes- Packie Duignan tunes, slow airs and hopefully groups - duets and trios will also get to plan their tunes for Leitrim Fleadh in Manorhamilton in April. On Sunday morning to finish off the weekend there will be the very much in demand Boxty Brunch, followed by a senior music session with Drumshanbo Comhaltas and friends in Henrys. Everyone welcome! A great weekend of traditional music is guaranteed! Contact for more information-087 9804417 or 087 2992449. Also see Advertisements for Sessions.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen
Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am-12:30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Suicide Bereavement Programme (Le Chéile):
This 8 week programme is for those who have lost a loved one through suicide. Le Chéile is a support programme. Facilitators are specially trained in the area of suicide. It will run in the Farnham Hotel, Cavan from Tuesday 8th February 2011 to Tuesday 29th March 2011. Contact CFRC on 049 4371363 for further information.

Bereavement Care
For those who are finding it hard to cope with the death of a loved one, there is a free and confidential service. Trained Bereavement support volunteers are available to meet you privately in various locations in Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim & Fermanagh. Phone 049 4371363 for an appointment.

Training Course for Trainers and Managers

All mentors who intend to train/manage juvenile teams from Under 8 and up to and including minors have a foundation course to complete. It is a two day course. The course will be held on the weekend of 4th and 5th February 2011. The course will be held in The Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Friday 4th February from 7:00pm to 10:30pm and on Saturday 5th it will be held in the Sports Complex/Community Pitch, Carrick-on-Shannon. Please give your name to Mary Kenny at 086 1995742.
 
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Womens Group
Ladies, start off the New Year with a party on Saturday night 22nd January 2011 at 8:00pm in Mitchell's Restaurant for only €20. Everyone welcome. Please book before Wednesday 19th January by contacting any of the committee members – Yvonne 087 1412218, Aine 086 0641903, Patricia 087 9065090 and Kathleen 087 6459962.

Corn Mill Theatre
Also, The Gonzo Theatre Company will perform The Fire written by Philip Doherty and directed by Kevin O'Connor on Friday 21st January 2011 at 8:30pm. Cast members Seamus O'Rourke (Corn Mill Theatre Group member), Deirdre O'Reilly and Philip Gilbride. In 1943 thirty-five children and one woman died in a fire at St Clare's Orphanage, Cavan. Years later, three characters confess what really happened that night. Booking at 049 4339612.

Leitrim Scór Na nÓg Final

Carrigallen had three finalists in this years Scór Na nÓg Final which was held in Manorhamilton on Sunday 9th January 2011 taking part in Ceol Uirlise – Instrumental Group, Bailéad Ghrúpa - Ballad Group and Nuachleas - Novelty Act. The following took part in Ceol Uirlise – Daniel Hacket, Kate Reilly, Amy Reilly, Laura Beirne and Andrew Beirne. In the Bailéad Ghrúpa - Kelly O'Rourke, Paula Kiernan, Kirsty Mulligan, Leeanne Kearney and Connor Hession. In the Nuachleas - Lauren O'Rourke, Amy O'Rourke, Bronagh O'Rourke, Shannen O'Rourke, Eimear Masterson, Jack Ledwith and Cormac Whelan.

The Scór Committee would like to thank the following for their help and assistance in getting the above acts into the Final, Bernard McCartin for his assistance and commitment to the Novelty Act; Mary Harte for her commitment and time in working with the Ballad Group, and Raymond Hacket for his assistance with the Instrumental Group. We would like to thank those who took part in the Semi Finals in Ballinamore in December 2010. In the Amhránaíocht Aonaoir - Solo Singing Paula Kiernan and Tanishe Maguire represented Carrigallen and in the Rince Foirne - Figure Dancing Team - Sinéad O'Neill, Megan O'Rourke, Naimh Brady, Aisling Maguire, Tanishe Maguire, Orla Kiernan, Sarah Hacket, and Grace Masterson to whom all did their Club proud. In the Trath na gCeisteanna - Question Time Team – Kirsty Mulligan, Bronagh O'Rourke and Amy O'Rourke who did extremely well and came joint 5th in the overall score. Unfortunately we had no winners in the final and we wish all the teams representing Leitrim every success in the next round.

Mohill Family Support Centre Outreach Service in Carrigallen

Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am-12:30pm in the the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen outreach office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information contact Anne on 086 6035977 or call into the Outreach office on Tuesday mornings between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Suicide Bereavement Programme (Le Chéile):

This 8 week programme is for those who have lost a loved one through suicide. Le Chéile is a support programme. Facilitators are specially trained in the area of suicide. It will run in the Farnham Hotel, Cavan from Tuesday 8th February 2011 to Tuesday 29th March 2011. Contact CFRC on 049 4371363 for further information.

Bereavement Care
For those who are finding it hard to cope with the death of a loved one there is a free and confidential service. Trained Bereavement support volunteers are available to meet you privately in various locations in Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim & Fermanagh. Phone 049 4371363 for an appointment.

Leitrim GAA Supporters Club Launch

The Leitrim GAA Supporters (Dublin Branch) invites you to attend the Supporters Club 25th Anniversary Launch on Thursday 20th January 2011 at 8:00 pm in the Herbert Park Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. The committee would appreciate if a large number of Leitrim supporters from all areas to attend this very special night. The 2011 Supporters Club will be launched by Drumkeerin native Joe Layden. Declan Darcy, captain of Leitrim’s Connacht winning team in 1994 will be our special guest on the night. Joe Flynn Chairman of Leitrim County Board will address the meeting. He will be accompanied by the Leitrim Manager Mickey Moran and his selectors Martin Mc Gowan and Barney Breen.

A video looking back over the last 25 years will be shown on the night showing match highlights over the period. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Club every member who joins this year’s club will receive a special memento. This will be a very special night as we look back with nostalgia and pride at the past 25 years and look forward with hope to the coming session. A night not to be missed!

County Leitrim Vocational Education

Adult Education classes will commence in Aughavas Community Centre on Thursday 20th January 2011. Irish language class from 8:00pm to 9:00pm and Irish Music class from 9:00pm to 10:00pm. Classes are free and parents are invited to bring their own children. Beginners and improvers are welcome. Further information from Leitrim VEC at 071 9621397 / 9620513 or from 071 9636012.

Training Course for Trainers and Managers

All mentors who intend to train/manage juvenile teams from Under 8 and up to and including minors have a foundation course to complete. It is a two day course. The course will be held on the weekend of 4th and 5th February 2011. The course will be held in The Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Friday 4th February from 7:00pm to 10:30pm and on Saturday 5th it will be held in the Sports Complex/Community Pitch, Carrick-on-Shannon. Please give your name to Mary Kenny at 086 1995742.

Recent Engagements
Congratulations to Micheál Kelleher, son of Christina and Michael Kelleher, Drumhaldry, Carrigallen and Denise Corr, Loughduff, Co Cavan who announced their engagement at Christmas. Also, congratulations to Brendan O'Reilly, Drumanure, Carrigallen and Jenny Leslie, Gortletteragh who announced their engagement at the New Year. We wish both couples every happiness in the future.

Little Acorns
Are you at home with a toddler then come along to Little Acorns Mother /Toddler group on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 11:00am. Contact 049 4339478 for more information.

Juvenille Affiliation Evening
Juvenille Affiliation evening on Friday evening 21st January 2011 from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in the Club Rooms at the park. €5 for each juvenille between 7 years and up to 18 years. Also anyone interested in training underage team please give your name to Mary Kenny at 086 1995742.
 
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Upcoming Plays in the Corn Mill Theatre
Directly after staging Seneca’s Oedipus comes a brand new play from Company D, Grooming Veronica a political satire by David Scott on Friday 14th January 2011 at 8:30pm. Grooming Veronica comes at a time where all of Ireland and indeed the world are sick and tired of politics and politicians. It's time to have a bit of fun with it! Insightful, tongue in cheek and full of intrigue and twists, Grooming Veronica is a snappy, no-punches-pulled political satire not to be missed. Once more Company D visits the world of realism, but as always, with Company D nothing exists without a risk or an experiment. We take that which is barely believable and... well... dare ourselves to play it like it is. Politics is Deadly!

Also, The Gonzo Theatre Company will perform The Fire written by Philip Doherty and directed by Kevin O'Connor on Friday 21st January 2011 at 8:30pm. Cast members Seamus O'Rourke (Corn Mill Theatre Group member), Deirdre O'Reilly and Philip Gilbride. In 1943 thirty-five children and one woman died in a fire at St Clares Orphanage, Cavan. Years later, three characters confess what really happened that night. Booking at 049 4339612.

Drumbreanlis School Reunion Committee

The money left over after all the debts were paid has been donated to the following charities: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Carrigallen Care of the Aged, Focus Ireland, Aware, Irish Red Cross, Bothár, St. Joseph’s Clonsilla and also to the three churches in Carrigallen. A total of €1,400 was distributed in time for Christmas by the committee.

25 Card Game
On Monday night 27th December 2010 the second Annual 25 card game in aid of the North West Hospice was held in MJ's Bar. This fundraiser was the brainchild of Sean Reilly and after the successes of last years occasion it was decided to make this an Annual event. Thanks to John Mitchell of MJ's Bar for hosting the event and for sponsoring the first prize of €50. Thanks also to the following that donated prizes for the raffle or made a donation. Patrick Mitchell bottle of brandy,two bottles of wine from Pat Masterson and from Brian and Pauline Harte. Catriona Reilly Hamper of fruit. Bottles of wine from Brendan Kiernan and Donal Cadden. Bottles of whiskey from Charley Farrelly's, Brendan Reilly, Cathal Maguire, Tommy Brady and John Lockhart. Monetary donations from Catherine Dolan €20, Gene Charles €10, Gerry Grimes €10, Modern Designs and Reilly's Tool Hire Christmas party €85, Siobhan Sheridan €10 and Seamus Mc Manus (Bredagh) €10. The winner of the card game was Brian Gormley who kindly donated his €50 prize money back to the fund. Eamonn Gray who came second donated his prize of a bottle of brandy towards the raffle. Thanks to all who supported this worthy cause from card players, sponsors and all who bought tickets on the night to bring the grand total to €460 which we hope will make someone’s life a little easier in the care of the North West Hospice.

Leitrim GAA Supporters Club Launch
The Leitrim GAA Supporters (Dublin Branch) invites you to attend the Supporters Club 25th Anniversary Launch on Thursday 20th January 2011 at 8:00 pm in the Herbert Park Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. The committee would appreciate for a large number of Leitrim supporters from all areas to attend this very special night. The 2011 Supporters Club will be launched by Drumkeerin native Joe Layden. Declan Darcy, captain of Leitrim’s Connacht winning team in 1994 will be our special guest on the night.

Joe Flynn Chairman of Leitrim County Board will address the meeting. He will be accompanied by the Leitrim Manager Mickey Moran and his selectors Martin Mc Gowan and Barney Breen. A video looking back over the last 25 years will be shown on the night showing match highlights over the period. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Club every member who joins this year’s club will receive a special memento. This will be a very special night as we look back with nostalgia and pride at the past 25 years and look forward with hope to the coming session. A night not to be missed!

County Leitrim Vocational Education
Adult Education classes will commence in Aughavas Community Centre on Thursday 20th January 2011. Irish language class from 8:00pm to 9:00pm and Irish Music class from 9:00pm to 10:00pm. Classes are free and parents are invited to bring their own children. Beginners and improvers are welcome. Further information from Leitrim VEC at 071 9621397 / 9620513 or from 071 9636012.

ICA
An ICA meeting will take place on Wednesday 12th January 2011 in Aughavas Community Centre at 8:00pm followed by knitting and croquet for beginners and improvers. Everybody welcome. For more information contact 071 9636015 or 049 4339603. County Leitrim Federation meeting will be held on Sunday next 16th January 2011 in The Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon at 2:30pm. Guilds please bring a small gift for the raffle.

New Year Baby
Congratulations to Linda and John Mitchell, Church Manor, Carrigallen on the birth of their baby daughter on Sunday 2nd January 2011. Congratulations also to the proud grandparents Marion and Phil Harmon, Mullinadara, Carrigallen and Mrs Sheila Mitchell, Newtowngore.

Training Course for Trainers and Managers
All mentors who intend to train/manage juvenile teams from Under 8 and up to and including minors have a foundation course to complete. It is a two day course. The course will be held on the weekend of 4th and 5th February 2011. The course will be held in The Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Friday 4th February from 7:00pm to 10:30pm and on Saturday 5th it will be held in the Sports Complex/Community Pitch, Carrick-on-Shannon. Please give your name to Mary Kenny at 086 1995742.
 
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Corn Mill Theatre Group Presents The Chastitute
The Corn Mill Theatre Group will present The Chastitute by John B Keane and directed by Gus Ward on Thursday 6th, Friday 7th and Saturday 8th January 2011 at 8:30pm. Booking at 049 4339612.

Cast members are Killian McGuinness, Maura McGuinness, Raymond Hackett, Jim Williamson, Brian O’Reilly, Tony Fahy, Anne O’Malley, Stephen Gray, Stephaine Greene, Edel McIntyre, Brendan Kiernan, Mary Harte, Thomas Tierney, Patricia Ledwith, Sean McIntyre, Helen Corcoran, Betty McDermott, Barry Taylor, Michael Reilly, Cathal Whelan, Gráinne O’Malley and Noel Nash.

John Bosco (Killian McGuinness) is a fifty three year old bachelor living in rural Leitrim. He has been consigned to a life of celibacy by a combination of religiously inspired sexual guilt, social ineptitude and plain bad luck. His fate is not, as he explains himself, the result of a lack of effort on his part. A combination of flashbacks, imaginings, and actual happenings illustrate his endeavours with the opposite sex. His run of failure continues throughout the play in spite of the ministrations of a matchmaker (Brian O'Reilly), his aunt Jane (Maura McGuinness), a smooth-talking lothario (Stephen Grey), and even the local priest (Sean McIntyre), all of whom are filled with parochial advice on the subject.

Leitrim GAA Supporters Club Launch
The Leitrim GAA Supporters (Dublin Branch) invites you to attend the Supporters Club 25th Anniversary Launch on Thursday 20 January 2011 at 8:00 pm in the Herbert Park Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. The 2011 Supporters Club will be launched by Drumkeerin native Joe Layden. Declan Darcy, captain of Leitrim’s Connacht winning team in 1994 will be our special guest on the night. Joe Flynn Chairman of Leitrim County Board will address the meeting. He will be accompanied by the Leitrim Manager Mickey Moran and his selectors Martin Mc Gowan and Barney Breen. A video looking back over the last 25 years will be shown on the night showing match highlights over the period. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Club every member who joins this year’s club will receive a special memento. This will be a very special night as we look back with nostalgia and pride at the past 25 years and look forward with hope to the coming session. A night not to be missed!

Sympathy
The death occurred recently of Maura Thompson, nee O'Reilly, Corlurgan, Co Cavan at Cavan General Hospital. Maura was formerly from Gowna, Co Cavan and Carrigallen, Co Leitrim. Sympathy is extended to her husband Reg, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May she Rest in Peace.

New Gospel Choir
A new Ecumenical Gospel choir for all religions and cultural backgrounds is commencing in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim in January 2011. For further details contact Trish Dunleavey on 086 0827430.

Upcoming Plays in the Corn Mill Theatre
Directly after staging Seneca’s Oedipus comes a brand new play from Company D, Grooming Veronica a political satire by David Scott on Friday 14th January 2011 at 8:30pm. Grooming Veronica comes at a time where all of Ireland and indeed the world are sick and tired of politics and politicians. It's time to have a bit of fun with it! Insightful, tongue in cheek and full of intrigue and twists, Grooming Veronica is a snappy, no-punches-pulled political satire not to be missed. Once more Company D visits the world of realism, but as always, with Company D nothing exists without a risk or an experiment. We take that which is barely believable and... well... dare ourselves to play it like it is. Politics is Deadly!

The Gonzo Theatre Company will perform The Fire written by Philip Doherty and directed by Kevin O'Connor on Friday 21st January 2011 at 8:30pm. Cast members Seamus O'Rourke, Deirdre O'Reilly and Philip Gilbride. In 1943 thirty-five children and one woman died in a fire at St Clares Orphanage, Cavan. Years later, three characters confess what really happened that night. Booking at 049 4339612.
 
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