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28 December 2015

25 Card Game
The Annual Sean Reilly Memorial 25 Card Game will be held in MJs Bar on Sunday, 3 January 2016 at 4.00pm. All card players are very welcome. Tickets are on sale locally and cost €5 with all proceeds going to the North West Hospice. Your support for this worthy cause would be much appreciated.

Carrigallen Community Care

Carrigallen Community Care held their Annual Christmas Party in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel on Sunday, 6 December 2015. Donal Cadden and staff provided a lovely meal and music was supplied by Gerry Keenan. Many thanks go to all our local performers who took to the stage to provide excellent variety of entertainment included Bridie McHugh and Francis Good. Also a special thanks to Declan Grimes and Michele Fanning for their performance of 'Strictly Come Dancing' which was enjoyed by everybody.

A special word of thanks goes to 'Santa' for giving of his time and energy to help make this a really memorable party. Thanks also to each and all who donated/sponsored presents and prizes, and everyone who contributed in any way. We are very grateful for all donations and contributions received at Christmas time and throughout the year. These contributions enable us to provide an excellent service within our community on an on-going basis. We would also like to extend a special thank you to all our committee for all their help in organising this party and helping out on the day. A special thank you goes to Fr Dennis Murray, Rev Jean Mackeral and Rev Hazel Hicks for their attendance. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very happy Christmas, health and happiness for 2016.

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 3 January 2016 at 8.30pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

Wedding Fever
The Corn Mill Theatre Group will perform Wedding Fever, a hilarious comedy by Sam Cree, directed by Philip McIntyre, on Wednesday, 30 December 2015, Saturday, 2 January, Monday, 7 January, Tuesday, 8 January and Wednesday, 9 January 2016 in the Corn Mill Theatre. Doors open at 8.00pm and show starts at 8.30pm. Booking on 0494339612 or 0868765377 between 10.00am-4.00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on New Year's Eve, music by Family Affair and on Saturday, 2 January 2016 in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by Mountain Fever. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Children Fitness Classes
Our current term will finish in the New Year. The next term of Fit Kicks Soccer and Fitness classes for children will start Friday, 15 January in Carrigallen Hall. Ages six to eight year olds will start at 7.00pm each Friday and nine to eleven year olds starts at 8.00pm. Term last six weeks and each class last one hour. Cost for the six weeks €30. To book, please text Paul on 0838029692. Places are limited so please book early. Garda vetted, fully insured and FAI qualified.

Fitness for Men
Fit Kicks Men's Fitness continues early January. Each week we meet for a sixty minute session of football, basketball, circuits, Boxercise along with other activities. A fun way to lose weight, improve flexibility and get fit. Suitable for all ages and abilities. So if you want to start off 2016 as you mean to go on, come along and give it a try. Resuming Thursday, 8 January in Carrigallen Hall at 7.30pm.

Leitrim Ploughing Association
Leitrim Ploughing Association Annual Card Drive will be held on Saturday, 9 January 2016 in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel. Tickets €2 and prizes – 1st prize €150, 2nd prize €100 and 3 prize €50.

Slimming World
Nicola from Slimming World in Memorial Hall, Arvagh, would like to wish all of her members a very happy and peaceful New Year.  A session will be held on Wednesday, 30 December from 4.30 to 7.30pm. Classes will be back to normal in Wednesday, 6 January with a 5.30pm and 7.30pm class. Please call Nicola on 0833428231 for further details.

Local Notes
If you have any item of local interest to be included in the Carrigallen Notes please email carrigallenlocalnotes@gmail.com or alternatively contact me on 0868696686.
 
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21 December 2015

Christmas Day Charity Swim
Charity Swim will be held at Gulladoo Lake, Carrigallen on Christmas Day at 12.30pm in aid of the Jack & Jill Children's Foundation. Refreshments served afterwards - hot soup and drinks. For further details please contact Cathriona McManus on 0863136264.

25 Card Drive
There will be a 25 Card Drive held in memory of Jimmy McManus, on Saturday, 27 December starting at 2.00pm in Margaret of New Orleans Cottage, Tully South, Carrigallen. Prizes - 1st prize €100, 2nd prize Bottle of Brandy, 3rd prize Bottle of Whiskey. Spot prizes. Tickets are €5 each and are available from any of the committee members. This is a fundraiser for the upkeep of the Margaret's cottage. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

Carrigallen Library
Carrigallen Library will be closed for Christmas holidays on Saturday, 26 and Monday 28 December. Library will be open on Wednesday, 30 December. Opening hours are Monday 12:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45am to 2:45pm & 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm. Phone no 04943 39188.

Mardi Grá Margaret of New Orleans
An evening of Social Dancing in aid of the Mardi Grá Margaret of New Orleans 2016 Festival will be held in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, on Sunday, 27 December 2015, starting at 10.00pm. Music by Family Affair. Admission €10. Prizes for best waltz, jive, two step etc. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Fit Kicks Christmas Party
This is an open invitation to all past and current players of Fit Kicks Soccer to the Fit Kicks Christmas Party. This FREE party will be held on Tuesday, 29 December in Carrigallen Hall. There will be fun games, music, spot prizes, party food and minerals for everyone. Please text Paul on 0838029692 to confirm attendance. No admittance will be allowed without prior text as I might need to arrange extra coaches. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support this year and to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

Children Fitness Classes
Our current term will finish in the New Year. The next term of Fit Kicks Soccer and Fitness classes for kids will start Friday, 15 January in Carrigallen Hall. Ages six to eight year olds will start at 7.00pm each Friday and nine to eleven year olds starts at 8.00pm. Term last six weeks and each class last one hour. Cost for the six weeks €30. To book, please text Paul on 0838029692. Places are limited so please book early. Garda vetted, fully insured and FAI qualified.

Fitness for Men
Fit Kicks Men's Fitness continues early January. Each week we meet for 60 minute session of football, basketball, circuits, Boxercise along with other activities. A fun way to lose weight, improve flexibility and get fit. Suitable for all ages and abilities. So if you want to start off 2016 as you mean to go on, come along and give it a try. Resuming Thursday, 8 January in Carrigallen Hall at 7.30pm.

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 27 December at 8.30pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

Wedding Fever
The Corn Mill Theatre Group will perform Wedding Fever, a hilarious comedy by Sam Cree on Monday, 28 & Wednesday, 30 December 2015 and Saturday, 2 January 2016 in the Corn Mill Theatre. Doors open at 8.00pm and Shows starts at 8.30pm. Booking on 04943 39612 or 0868765377 between 10.00am-4.00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 26 December in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by Country Traditions.  Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Slimming World
Nicola from Slimming World in Memorial Hall, Arvagh, would like to wish all of her members a very happy Christmas and peaceful New Year. She will be running sessions on 23 and 30 December from 4.30 to 7.30pm. And classes will be back to normal in Wednesday, 6 January with a 5.30pm and 7.30pm class. Please call Nicola on 0833428231 for further details.

Christmas Greetings
Wishing the editor, staff and all readers of this column, at home and abroad, a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year!

Local Notes
If you have any item of local interest to be included in the Carrigallen Notes please email carrigallenlocalnotes@gmail.com or alternatively contact me on 0868696686.
 
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14 December 2015

Christmas Day Charity Swim
Charity Swim will be held at Gulladoo Lake, Carrigallen on Christmas Day at 12.30pm in aid of the Jack & Jill Children's Foundation. Refreshments served afterwards - hot soup and drinks. For further details please contact Cathriona McManus on 0863136264.

Live Crib
Carrigallen Foróige Club will be carol singing in conjunction with the Live Crib following 11.00am Mass in St Mary's Church, Carrigallen on Sunday next, 20 December 2015. All proceeds of the collection will go towards the victims of the recent floods.

25 Card Drive
There will be a 25 Card Drive held in memory of Jimmy McManus, on Saturday, 27 December starting at 2.00pm in Margaret of New Orleans Cottage, Tully South, Carrigallen. Prizes - 1st prize €100, 2nd prize Bottle of Brandy, 3rd prize Bottle of Whiskey. Spot prizes. Tickets are €5 each and are available from any of the committee members. This is a fundraiser for the upkeep of the Margaret's cottage. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

LYTC Carrigallen Play to Three Full Houses
Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen recently performed two plays with a cast of thirty-six at the Corn Mill Theatre recently. Students from Moyne Community School, and Carrigallen Vocational School travelled to see a day time show. The feedback from students and staff was very positive indeed, seeing their students on stage in a very different light, the professional approach to the production, and the theme of bullying was so right for their students.

LYTC would like to thank everyone involved in these productions, parents/guardians, students, cast, back stage teams, staff at Corn Mill technical, set, props front of house and catering, local press, local librarian, drama facilitators, Carrigallen Community Hall caretakers, Bredagh Old School committee, and especially the audiences who attended the shows giving the performers a real sense of playing to appreciative, full houses.

LYTC Carrigallen is part funded by Arts Development programme within Leitrim Co. Council under arts officer Philip Delamere. Enrolments for LYTC take place annually, next enrolment September 2016. Children and teenagers age nine to eighteen years are accommodated. LYTC Carrigallen wishes everyone the peace of Christmas, good health, and creativity during the coming year.

Drumeela Garden Club

Club meeting this month will take place on Wednesday, 16 December in Teach Duchais, Drumeela at 8.30pm.  Pat McKenna from Aughnacliffe, renowned Floral Judge and member of Longford Flower Club, will give a demonstration of Christmas Flower Arrangements. All the arrangements made by Pat will be raffled, so lucky winners will bring home a beautiful flower arrangement to grace their home for Christmas. Everybody is welcome, refreshments will be served and raffle tickets will be available on the night. 

Annual membership of the club is €15 which includes attendance at all meetings. Friends and visitors are very welcome with a nightly attendance fee of just €3 per meeting they attend, and everybody is especially welcome for this Christmas meeting. Club Gift Vouchers are available which make splendid Christmas presents, and recipients can use them for club membership or any club event or outing. For further information phone Margaret on 086-3480151 or Mary on 086-1705211.

Mardi Grá Margaret of New Orleans
An evening of Social Dancing in aid of the Mardi Grá Margaret of New Orleans 2016 Festival will be held in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, on Sunday, 27 December 2015, starting at 10.00pm. Music by Family Affair. Admission €10. Prizes for best waltz. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 20 December at 8.30pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 19 December in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by Family Affair.  Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Carol Service
There will a Carol Service held on Sunday, 20 December in St Mary's Church, Carrigallen at 4.00pm. All welcome!

Bake Sale
St. Joseph's Ladies are holding a fundraising Bake Sale on Sunday, 20 December in Carrigallen Community Centre after 11.00am Mass. All support will be greatly appreciated.

Carrigallen Outreach Service

Community Development and Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10.00am to 12.30pm on a weekly basis. This Service aims to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

Local Notes
If you have any item of local interest to be included in the Carrigallen Notes please email carrigallenlocalnotes@gmail.com or alternatively contact me on 0868696686.
 
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07 December 2015

Thank You!
The Birthplace of Margaret of New Orleans committee wish to thank Janine McManus and Lynda Ellis organisers of the very successful and fun filled Christmas Craft Fair, which was held in Carrigallen Community Centre on Sunday last. A big thank you goes to all those who helped out in any and especially to all who supported it in great numbers. Proceeds donated towards the upkeep of Margaret's cottage.

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 13 December at 8.30pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 12 December in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by Country Beat. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Carol Service
There will a Carol Service held on Sunday, 20 December in St Mary's Church, Carrigallen at 4.00pm. All welcome!

25 Card Drive
There will be a 25 Card Drive held in memory of Jimmy McManus, on Saturday 27 December starting at 2:00pm in Margaret of New Orleans Cottage, Tully South, Carrigallen. Prizes – 1st prize €100, 2nd prize Bottle of Brandy, 3rd prize Bottle of Whiskey. Spot prizes. Tickets are €5 each and are available from any of the committee members. This is a fundraiser for the upkeep of the Margaret's cottage. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

Mardi Grá Margaret of New Orleans
An evening of Social Dancing in aid of the Mardi Grá Margaret of New Orleans 2016 festival will be held in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, on Sunday, 27 December 2015, starting at 10.00pm. Music by Family Affair.

Carrigallen Outreach Service
Community Development and Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10.00am to12.30pm on a weekly basis. This Service aims to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

Benefit Committee says Thanks
The organisers of the recent successful Sean Mulligan benefit dance would like to thank most sincerely the following who contributed to the event: the Longford Leader and their local correspondents, Shannonside/Northern Sound Radio who helped enormously with publicity for the event, Rapid Print Longford who provided posters and tickets, Night Fever, Mick Flavin, Noel Cassidy, Jimmy Hussey, Busy Fingers, David Kiernan who provided the entertainment on the night. Eamon & Philomena Gray and staff at the Breffni Arms Hotel, those who donated spot prizes, and all that helped the committee sell the tickets and above all the general public who turned out in such large numbers to support the event along with the many who contributed towards it.

Bake Sale
St. Joseph's Ladies are holding a fundraising Bake Sale on Sunday, 20 December in Carrigallen Community Centre after11.00am Mass. All support will be greatly appreciated.

Carrigallen Outreach Service
Community Development and Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10.00am to12.30pm on a weekly basis. This Service aims to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

Local Notes
If you have any item of local interest to be included in the Carrigallen Notes please email carrigallenlocalnotes@gmail.com or alternatively contact me on 0868696686.
 
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30 November 2015

Carrigallen Library
There will be a Puppet Show performed by Frances McGonigle Kids Party Club on Saturday, 5 December 2015 in Carrigallen Library from 11.00am to 11.45am, for under 7 year olds. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ring or call into the library to book a place on 04943 39188. Free admission. Opening hours - Monday 12.30pm to 3.30pm & 4.00pm to 8.00pm; Wednesday 10.45am to 2.45pm & 3.00pm to 5.00pm and Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm.

Christmas Party (Senior Citizens)
Carrigallen/Drumreilly Community Care extend a warm welcome to all Senior Citizens to their annual Christmas party on Sunday, 6 December 2015 at 3.00pm sharp in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen. Music by Gerry Keenan. Please note: No individual invitations are being sent by post this year owing to high cost of postage.

Crafty Ladies
Crafty Ladies Carrigallen next meeting on Friday next, 4 December from 10.00am to 12.30pm, in room over the Post Office, with a Christmas wreath demonstration. New members are always welcome.

Leitrim Youth Theatre Co. Carrigallen takes to stage again

Two groups from LYTC Carrigallen take to the Corn Mill stage on Friday, 4 December and Saturday, 5 December 2015 at 8.30pm with two performances. The junior group will perform 'The gift of the Gab and More' and the senior group will perform 'The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty' directed by Maura Williamson and assisted by Aoife Tierney, Lisa McDermott and cast.

The two plays look at bullying, a subject that seems to never go away, despite all the interventions and awareness. The cast of thirty-six in total, aging from 9 to 18 are very excited about performing at Corn Mill Theatre and hope that people especially young people will take a little time out and support the Company, and see what youth theatre is all about. Booking at 0494339612, family rates apply to all performances.

Carrigallen Christmas Craft Fair
Carrigallen Christmas Market will take place on Sunday, 6 December 2015, from 11.00am to 4.00pm in the Community Centre. All proceeds going to the Birthplace of Margaret of New Orleans. Free admission. Tea/Coffee & mince pies. Guess the weight of the cake. Great family day out!

3rd Annual Fun Run/Walk/Cycle
Carrigallen 3rd Annual fun run 10k, walk 5k or cycle 20k will be held on Sunday next, 6 December 2015, starting at 2.00pm. Registration from 12noon at Mitchell's Bar. All proceeds in aid of Northwest Hospice in memory of Sean (Coby) Reilly. For more details contact Brendan on 0879297894.

Launch of Leitrim Guardian
The Leitrim Guardian 2016 launch and presentation of Literary Awards was held in Kiltyclogher Community Centre, on Friday last, 27 November. This is the 48th year of the Guardian and it is still going strong. Carrigallen is well represented in this edition with articles from Ruby Abbott, Maura Williamson, Gerry Mangan, Paddy O'Rourke and Helen Corcoran. Also, two members of Scríobh Carrigallen Creative Writing Group won awards namely Aisling Doonan and Lionel Mullaly. Aisling won the Leitrim Guardian Literacy Award, sponsored by Frances Kelly, for her short story titled 'I am the Secret Keeper' and Lionel came third in the Poetry section, sponsored by Gabriel Cronin, with his poem titled 'Emeralds'. Congratulations to them both. This edition could be a much welcomed Christmas present and is available for purchase in local shops and online at www.leitrimguardian.ie

Inspirational Sacred Singer/songwriter
Keady, County Armagh born, Denise Hagan described as a sacred and inspirational performer dedicated to opening the heart of humankind through sound, story and song will perform for one night only, at the unique setting of Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen on Sunday, 6 December 2015 from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

With her formal music training on bass, piano, and voice, and with her art of song writing, that most appeals to her spirit nature, and a great love for travel, Denise used her music as a passport during these years to explore Europe and beyond. With performances in France, Spain, Austria, Germany and North America, she collected her observations of life and continued to build a strong song collection with which she performs.

Denise feels artists have responsibility to use their gifts to help our communities stay focused, and take care of our beautiful island of Ireland, building light to protect negative anger in our world. Tickets are limited for this event and booking is strongly advisable. Bookings can be made by phoning 0860557329. Refreshments will also be served, as part of this unique evening's event.

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 6 December at 8.30pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

Santa Claus is coming to Town
Santa will be arriving on horse and cart to The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen on Sunday, 13 December 2015, at 2.00pm sharp. Admission €6 per child which includes present, treats, good list certificate, Christmas disco and mulled wine for the adults. Prize for the best boy and girl dancer. To book text Pauline on 0874107182 with name and age of child, closing date 8 December.

Carol Service
There will a Carol Service held on Sunday, 20 December in St Mary's Church, Carrigallen at 4.00pm. All welcome!

Mardi Grá Margaret of New Orleans
An evening of Social Dancing in aid of the Mardi Grá Margaret of New Orleans 2016 festival will be held in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, on Sunday, 27 December 2015, starting at 10.00pm. Music by Family Affair.

Carrigallen Outreach Service
Community Development and Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10.00am to12.30pm on a weekly basis.  This Service aims to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 5 December in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by Country Style. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Lovely ladies Night Charity Christmas Party
You are invited to a party night in Ballinamore Community Centre Friday, 4 December at 8.30pm. Organised by Michelle Fanning & the Assorted Fitness Ladies it's a lovely relaxing ladies night, with stalls & demonstrations from local ladies a fantastic fashion show, then entertainment, a DJ, refreshments, awards and raffle. Amazing raffle prizes so if you can't make it you can buy raffle tickets to support the children's charities, St Ciaran's Center for children with special needs, Caring for Conor & Leitrim Rose Charity work in Belarus. For further information contact Michelle Fanning on 0879390980.

Men on The Move
Men's Fun-Exercise Class in Drumreilly Community Centre on Wednesday nights from 8.00 to 9.00pm. Suitable for all age groups. Exercise at your own pace, improve your fitness level and have a bit of fun. Wear runners and bring a bottle of water.

Local Notes
If you have any item of local interest to be included in the Carrigallen Notes please email carrigallenlocalnotes@gmail.com or alternatively contact me on 0868696686.
 
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16 November 2015

Christmas Party (Senior Citizens)
Carrigallen/Drumreilly Community Care extend a warm welcome to all Senior Citizens to their annual Christmas party on Sunday, 6 December 2015 at 3.00pm sharp in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen. Music by Gerry Keenan. Please note: No individual invitations are being sent by post this year owing to high cost of postage.

Leitrim Youth Theatre Co. Carrigallen take to stage again
Two groups from LYTC Carrigallen take to the Corn Mill stage on Friday, 4 December and Saturday, 5 December 2015 at 8.30pm with two performances. The junior group will perform 'The gift of the Gab and More' and the senior group will perform 'The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty' directed by Maura Williamson and assisted by Aoife Tierney, Lisa McDermott and cast. The two plays look at bullying, a subject that seems to never go away, despite all the interventions and awareness. The cast of thirty-six in total, aging from 9 to 18 are very excited about performing at Corn Mill Theatre and hope that people especially young people will take a little time out and support the Company, and see what youth theatre is all about. Booking at 0494339612, family rates apply to all performances.

Yoga Classes
Two Extra Yoga Classes to take you into the festive season focusing on take-away-tools and techniques to help ease you calmly through Christmas! Classes on Thursday, 26 November & 3 December – Beginners from 7.00pm to 8.00pm, Intermediate from 8.15 to 9.15pm. Please bring a mat and blanket. Contact Julie on 087 1252213 for further information.

Carrigallen Christmas Craft Fair
Carrigallen Christmas Market will take place on Sunday, 6 December 2015, from 11.00am to 4.00pm in the Community Centre. All proceeds going to the Birthplace of Margaret of New Orleans. Free admission. Tea/Coffee & mince pies. Guess the weight of the cake. Great family day out!

Afternoon Tea Party
An Afternoon Tea Party will be held in Ann Pollock's kitchen, Newtowngore on Saturday, 28 November 2015, from 2.00pm to 6.00pm, in aid of St Christopher's Hospice, Cavan.

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 29 November at 8.30pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

It's a Girl
Welcome to baby Maureen, born on Tuesday, 17 November 2015 to proud parents Rebecca and Gerry Kiernan, Gulladoo, Carrigallen, and a little sister for Fiona. Congratulations to the Kiernan and Bowes families. Cead Mile Failte – Dei Gratis!

Corn Mill Theatre
Big Guerilla Productions present Victor's Dung - The Whole Story on Wednesday 25, Thursday 26 & Friday 27 November. Written and directed by Seamus O'Rourke with Charles McGuinness and Tommy Sharkey. Also a Night of Comedy with Irish Legend Pat Shortt - The Selfie Tour on Saturday, 28 November. Doors open at 8.00pm and shows starts at 8.30pm. Booking on 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10.00am and 4.00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 28 November in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by Pauric Sweeney. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Men On The Move
Men's exercise class in Drumreilly Community Centre starting on Wednesday, 25 November at 7.00 pm. Gentle exercise routine and a bit of craic. Men of all ages welcome. Sponsored by the Sports Partnership in association with Leitrim Development Company & Drumreilly Development Group.

Seán Mac Diarmada talk for Ballinamore
A very interesting lecture will take place in Ballinamore Library on Friday, 27 November 2015. The speaker is Gerard MacAtasney, who is acknowledged as the expert on the life of both Seán Mac Diarmada and Tom Clarke. With the centenary of the 1916 Rising just around the corner there is particular interest in the event in Leitrim as it is now acknowledged that Seán Mac Diarmada from Kiltyclogher was the chief planner and motivator for the Rising. He was greatly assisted by Tom Clarke, whose father was from Carrigallen.

Gerard MacAtasney has written biographies of both men and he has a wealth of knowledge on their role in the Rising. The lecture entitled "Seán Mac Diarmada: inside the mind of the Revolution" will cover Mac Diarmada's life with references also to Clarke. The event is being organised by the Ballinamore Area 1916 Commemoration Committee and it is the first in a series of events planned for next year to commemorate the Rising. The lecture in Ballinamore Library on Friday, 27 November will start at 8.00pm. Admission is free. Fáilte roimh gach duine.

Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre
Listening with the Ear of the Heart: New Ways to Encounter the Divine – Workshop with Nóirín Ní Riain, world-acclaimed spiritual singer and theologian - This workshop will now take place on Saturday 21 November 2015 in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan - the Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple – from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.  The workshop is available for everyone who is seeking peace, spirituality and comfort in their lives and in their relationship with God. It will include reflections on scripture, poetry, chant, gentle movement, sharing and humour. Cost per participant: €50 (payable in advance please) which includes refreshments and a light lunch. Please contact the Centre on 049 4375004 before Monday 16 November 2015 to register interest in participating or to book place.

From Kilmore To Krakow – Be Part of It
The Diocese of Kilmore is organising a pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Krakow next July for young people aged 18 to 35.  The cost for the two week pilgrimage is around €800 including travel and accommodation.  Booking forms are available from the parish priest or from the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan – telephone 049 4375004, email youthministry@kilmorediocese.ie – or by download from www.kilmoredpc.ie/youthministry. The closing date for receipt of completed application forms and initial deposit is Wednesday 9 December 2015.

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
A limited number of places are available for this training course which is aimed at professionals and individuals who are working in an area where they are likely to come into contact with someone who is at risk of suicide.  The two-day course will take place in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Wednesday, 9 and Thursday, 10 December 2015. For further information, please contact the Centre on 049 4375004.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Santa will be arriving on horse and cart to The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen on Sunday, 13 December 2015, at 2.00pm sharp. Admission €6 per child which includes present, treats, good list certificate, Christmas disco and mulled wine for the adults. Prize for the best boy and girl dancer. To book text Pauline on 0874107182 with name and age of child, closing date 8 December.

Carrigallen Outreach Service
Community Development and Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10.00am to12.30pm on a weekly basis.  This Service aims to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

Local Notes
If you have any item of local interest to be included in the Carrigallen Notes please email carrigallenlocalnotes@gmail.com or alternatively contact me on 0868696686.
 
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09 November 2015

St Vincent de Paul
The Annual Food, Toy and Clothing Appeal will take place on Sunday, 22 November from 2.00pm to 5.00pm at Margaret of New Orleans cottage, Tully South, Carrigallen. There will also be a soup demonstration, tea/coffee, and a 50/50 draw. Please bring non-perishable food items, canned goods, tea, coffee, sugar, cereals, vouchers, games, dolls, crayons, pet food, gift sets, nappies, baby clothes, baby food, blankets, coats, hats, gloves, scarves. All proceeds to St Vincent de Paul. Come and enjoy the warmth of Margaret's cottage. All are welcome. Further information contact Katherine Lyons by email her at kathy.m.lyons@hotmail.com

Christmas Party (Senior Citizens)
Carrigallen/Drumreilly Community Care extend a warm welcome to all Senior Citizens to their annual Christmas party on Sunday, 6 December 2015 at 3.00pm sharp in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen. Music by Gerry Keenan. Please note: No individual invitations are being sent by post this year owing to high cost of postage.

One Act Drama Festival
Corn Mill Theatre presents 12th Annual One Act Drama Festival 2015 on Friday 20, Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 November. A wonderful weekend of Drama with adjudicator Paula Dempsey. Admission is €10 nightly or €25 for the weekend. Shows starts at 8.00pm on Friday & Saturday and 2.00pm on Sunday. Booking on 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10.00am and 4.00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Ladies Group
Carrigallen Ladies Group is hosting a Beauty Glam night on Friday, 20 November in Bredagh old School at 8.30pm. Celine Charles, make-up artist, will do a presentation on skin care, makeup and beauty including tips and demonstrations. Admission €10. Refreshments will be served. Raffle on the night. Everyone welcome!

Carrigallen Christmas Market
Carrigallen Christmas Market will take place on Sunday, 6 December 2015, from 11.00am to 4.00pm in the Community Centre. All proceeds going to the Birthplace of Margaret of New Orleans.

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 22 November at 8.30pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

Upcoming Events in Corn Mill Theatre
Big Guerilla Productions present Victor's Dung - The Whole Story on Wednesday 25, Thursday 26 & Friday 27 November. Written and directed by Seamus O'Rourke with Charles McGuinness and Tommy Sharkey. Also a Night of Comedy with Irish Legend Pat Shortt - The Selfie Tour on Saturday, 28 November. Doors open at 8.00pm and shows starts at 8.30pm. Booking on 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10.00am and 4.00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 21 November in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by The Hustlers. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

PIC Training
As with every year the parish is obliged to give training to Parent in Charge (PIC) as part of the Child Safety Procedures. The courses this year will be held on the weekend of 21 November 2015. The short training sessions will be held after Mass on the following dates – Drumreilly, 21 November, after 8.00pm Mass; Drumeela, 22 November, after 9.45am Mass; Carrigallen, 22 November, after 11.00am Mass.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Santa will be arriving on horse and cart to The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen on Sunday, 13 December 2015, at 2.00pm sharp. Admission €6 per child which includes present, treats, good list certificate, Christmas disco and mulled wine for the adults. Prize for the best boy and girl dancer. To book text Pauline on 0874107182 with name and age of child, closing date 8 December.

Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre
Listening with the Ear of the Heart: New Ways to Encounter the Divine – Workshop with Nóirín Ní Riain, world-acclaimed spiritual singer and theologian - This workshop will now take place on Saturday 21 November 2015 in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan - the Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple – from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.  The workshop is available for everyone who is seeking peace, spirituality and comfort in their lives and in their relationship with God. It will include reflections on scripture, poetry, chant, gentle movement, sharing and humour. Cost per participant: €50 (payable in advance please) which includes refreshments and a light lunch. Please contact the Centre on 049 4375004 before Monday 16 November 2015 to register interest in participating or to book place.

From Kilmore To Krakow – Be Part of It
The Diocese of Kilmore is organising a pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Krakow next July for young people aged 18 to 35.  The cost for the two week pilgrimage is around €800 including travel and accommodation.  Booking forms are available from the parish priest or from the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan – telephone 049 4375004, email youthministry@kilmorediocese.ie – or by download from www.kilmoredpc.ie/youthministry. The closing date for receipt of completed application forms and initial deposit is Wednesday 9 December 2015.

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
A limited number of places are available for this training course which is aimed at professionals and individuals who are working in an area where they are likely to come into contact with someone who is at risk of suicide.  The two-day course will take place in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Wednesday, 9 and Thursday, 10 December 2015. For further information, please contact the Centre on 049 4375004.

Carrigallen Outreach Service
Community Development and Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10.00am to12.30pm on a weekly basis.  This Service aims to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

Local Notes
If you have any item of local interest to be included in the Carrigallen Notes please email carrigallenlocalnotes@gmail.com or alternatively contact me on 0868696686.
 
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World Champion!
Congratulations to Conor Hession, Mill Lane, Carrigallen on becoming the Full Power World Champion, with a combined lift of 500kg which matches the Irish National record, breaking the National record with a squat of 190kg. The completion took place in Gela, Sicily, Italy on 1 November 2015. This is the second world champion title he has won, he holds the Single Lift in the Dead Lift. What an achievement for this young athlete!

One Act Drama Festival
Corn Mill Theatre presents 12th Annual One Act Drama Festival 2015 on Friday 20, Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 November. A wonderful weekend of Drama with adjudicator Paula Dempsey. Admission is €10 nightly or €25 for the weekend. Shows starts at 8.00pm on Friday & Saturday and 2.00pm on Sunday. Booking on 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10.00am and 4.00pm bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Ladies Group
Carrigallen Ladies Group is hosting a Beauty Glam night on Friday, 20 November in Bredagh old School at 8.30pm. Celine Charles, make-up artist, will do a presentation on skin care, makeup and beauty including tips and demonstrations. Admission €10. Refreshments will be served. Raffle on the night. Everyone welcome!

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 15 November at 8.30pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

St. Vincent de Paul
The Annual Food, Toy and Clothing Appeal will take place on Sunday, 22 November from 2.00pm to 5.00pm at Margaret of New Orleans cottage, Tully South, Carrigallen. There will also be a soup demonstration. Come and enjoy the warmth of Margaret's cottage. All proceeds to Vincent de Paul. All are welcome. Further information contact Katherine Lyons by email at kathy.m.lyons@hotmail.com

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 14 November in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by JJ Dunleavy. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

New Fishing Stands
Local Cllr Paddy O'Rourke tells us that the fisheries board is currently replacing and extending the fishing stands at the Town Lake. The existing stands, some of which had been in place since the mid 1960's when Carrigallen hosted the National Coarse Fishing Competition, had fallen into disrepair in recent times. With these new facilities along with the extended car parking and boat launching provision the Town Lake is in a position to accommodate future fishing events. Well done to all who campaigned to have this work carried out.

Pilates Classes
New pilates course starting in Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen on Wednesday, 11 November at 8.30 pm. Join Jeanette for this dynamic class. Improve core strength, flexibility, balance and overall well-being. €10 pay as you go or €50 for a block of six classes. Call Jeanette on 087 977 1982 to book your spot, spaces are limited. Bring a mat and bottle of water. 

Upcoming Events in Corn Mill Theatre
Big Guerilla Productions present Victor's Dung - The Whole Story on Wednesday 25, Thursday 26 & Friday 27 November. Written and directed by Seamus O'Rourke with Charles McGuinness and Tommy Sharkey. Also a Night of Comedy with Irish Legend Pat Shortt - The Selfie Tour on Saturday, 28 November. Doors open at 8.00pm and shows starts at 8.30pm. Booking on 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10.00am and 4.00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Carrigallen Christmas Market
Carrigallen Christmas Market will take place on Sunday, 6 December 2015, from 11.00am to 4.00pm in the Community Centre. All proceeds going to the Birthplace of Margaret of New Orleans.

Workshops
Listening with the Ear of the Heart: New Ways to Encounter the Divine – Workshop with Nóirín Ní Riain, world-acclaimed spiritual singer and theologian - This workshop will now take place on Saturday, 21 November 2015 in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan - the Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple – from 10.00am to 4.00pm.  The workshop is available for everyone who is seeking peace, spirituality and comfort in their lives and in their relationship with God. It will include reflections on scripture, poetry, chant, gentle movement, sharing and humour. Cost per participant: €50 (payable in advance please) which includes refreshments and a light lunch. Please contact the Centre on 049 4375004 before Monday, 16 November 2015 to register interest in participating or to book place.

From Kilmore To Krakow – Be Part of It: The Diocese of Kilmore is organising a pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Krakow next July for young people aged 18 to 35.  The cost for the two week pilgrimage is around €800 including travel and accommodation.  Booking forms are available from the parish priest or from the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan – telephone 049 4375004, email youthministry@kilmorediocese.ie - or by download from www.kilmoredpc.ie/youthministry. The closing date for receipt of completed application forms and initial deposit is Wednesday, 9 December 2015.

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) - A limited number of places are available for this training course which is aimed at professionals and individuals who are working in an area where they are likely to come into contact with someone who is at risk of suicide.  The two-day course will take place in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Wednesday, 9 December and Thursday, 10 December 2015.  For further information, please contact the Centre on 049 4375004.

Proposed Diocesan Pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome 2016 – Consideration is being given to organising a diocesan pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome in September 2016 to mark the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Current cost is €799 per person sharing for a five night stay. Anyone interested in going is kindly asked to contact the Diocesan Pastoral Centre on 049 4375004 before lunchtime on Monday, 16 November 2015 (without obligation) so that demand for such a pilgrimage can be determined.

Drumeela Garden Club
Next meeting of Drumeela Garden Club is on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 in Teach Duchais, Drumeela at 8.30pm (note that due to the time change, monthly Garden Club meetings will take place at the earlier time of 8:30pm for the winter months). Guest speaker this month is Gail Quinn from the Four Seasons Garden Centre in Ballinamore. Gail is a very knowledgeable and popular speaker at Drumeela Garden Club and has previously given very informative talks on a wide range of topics, this month she will talk on 'Selecting and Caring for Houseplants', and she will have a question and answer session after her talk, where she will advise on any houseplant or garden problems. Gail will also have a selection of plants and other stock for sale, and will be offering a discount to attendees on the night. All are welcome to attend, club membership is available for €15 for the year which includes entrance to all monthly meetings, or visitors can attend for €3 per night. Tea and refreshments are included, a raffle will take place on the night and everybody is welcome, especially new members.

Fit Kicks Soccer and Fitness
New term of Fit Kicks Soccer and Fitness classes for children will resume on Friday, 13 November in Carrigallen Hall. Ages 6 to 8 year olds start at 7.00pm each Friday and 9 to 11 year olds starts at 8.00pm each Friday. Term last six weeks and each class last one hour. Cost for the six weeks €30. To book please text Paul on 0838029692. Places are limited so please book early. Garda vetted, fully insured and FAI qualified. Children of all abilities welcomed and encouraged to give it a try, all classes fully inclusive to individual needs and each can class adapted to suit individual abilities.

Carrigallen Outreach Service
Community Development and Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10.00am to12.30pm on a weekly basis. This Service aims to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

Men's Health Event
Leitrim Development Company and Drumreilly Development Association will host: 'A Morning on Men's Health' in Drumreilly Community Centre from 10.00am to 2.00pm on Monday, 16 November. This event will include free one to one consultations and health checks together with talks on healthy eating, looking after your mental health and information on the new 'men on the move programme' by the Sports Partnership. Lunch will also be included. This event is free and is focused on promoting healthy living for men in rural areas. All men welcome. For more information or to book, please contact Bernie Donoghue at 07196 31715 or Bernie@ldco.ie

Chipping of Dogs
Leitrim County Council are offering an opportunity to dog owners to have their dogs chipped for €5.00 at Carrigallen Hall car park on Thursday, 12 November at 10.00 am. Please spread the word to all requiring the service.

Local Notes
If you have any item of local interest to be included in the Carrigallen Notes please email carrigallenlocalnotes@gmail.com or alternatively contact me on 0868696686.
 
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Michael Kenny Tournament Thank You
There was a fantastic sense of community spirit to be felt in Carrigallen GAA Pitch on Monday, 26 October 2015 for the inaugural Michael Kenny Tournament. We were delighted to have the Kenny family and their relatives as special guests on the day. It was really noticeable and great to see and hear positive comments all around the pitch. Thankfully we had a fine but cold autumn day which many commented was Michael making sure the day was a success. Well done to the club committee and the organisers on a thoroughly enjoyable tournament, which would not have been possible without the support and co-operation of the Leitrim County executive committees at Senior, Juvenile and fixtures levels.  We are also very appreciative of the referees on the day Fintan McBrien and James McCaffrey. We must commend the worthy victors Fenagh St Caillins, and thank them for such skilful football and a touching speech by their captain. 

Thanks to our own Minor team, Aughavas, Garadice Gaels and their mentors, as well as the many people who helped or sponsored the day in any way. Football, fitness and fair play is the motto of the tournament and no doubt these qualities could be seen both on and off the pitch in Michael's memory. Thank you to Patrick Mitchell and everyone who sponsored food- the soup went down a treat keeping players and supporters alike warm; Philip McIntyre for setting up the sound; Eamonn Quinn for doing MC and Paula Kiernan for singing Amhrán na bhFiann on the day. 

We gratefully acknowledge the financial contributions of tournament main sponsor Darran Reilly of DR Motors. Michael would have been proud of the tournament to be sure! So far, a fantastic total of €1,395 was raised for the Leukaemia trust. Thank you all for your generous support of this event all in aid of a worthy cause. If anyone would still like to make a donation they can do so through Aoife, Rory, Berni or Con. It is hoped to make a presentation of the money raised at a later date, possibly at the club AGM. 

Crafty Ladies Carrigallen
Crafty Ladies next meeting will be held on Friday, 6 November 2015 from 10.00am to 12.30pm, in room over Carrigallen Post Office. New members are most welcome.

Bridge Club in Carrigallen!
Would anyone like to play Bridge in the Carrigallen area? All levels from complete beginners to seasoned players are very welcome. There will be a meeting on Monday, 9 November at 7.30 pm in Bredagh Old School, (next to Church of Ireland) Church St. Carrigallen to see if there is enough interest in starting a club on a regular basis. If you would like to learn to play, play a little or are an experienced player, please come along. Any further enquiries please contact John Reid on 049 433 9482 or 0871 146784.

One Act Drama Festival
Corn Mill Theatre presents 12th Annual One Act Drama Festival 2015 on Friday 20, Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 November. A wonderful weekend of Drama with adjudicator Paula Dempsey. Admission is €10 nightly or €25 for the weekend. Shows starts at 8.00pm on Friday & Saturday and 2.00pm on Sunday. Booking on 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10.00am and 4.00pm bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 8 November at 8.30pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

St. Vincent de Paul
The Annual Food, Toy and Clothing Appeal will take place on Sunday, 22 November from 2.00pm to 5.00pm at Margaret of New Orleans cottage, Tully South, Carrigallen. There will also be a soup demonstration. Come and enjoy the warmth of Margaret's cottage. All proceeds to Vincent de Paul. All are welcome. Further information contact Katherine Lyons by email at kathy.m.lyons@hotmail.com

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 07 November in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by Nashville Sound. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Tidy Town Report
Over the last few weeks we brought you the annual Tidy Towns report in instalments, and while the national competition is termed tidy towns it is much more than just that. While of course adjudicators look for tidy well-presented villages and towns, they are increasingly looking for a much broader package including Bio-Diversity, exclusion of ultra-modern plastic signage and believe it or not the odd rusty roof top which they declare adds to the authenticity of a street scape. Evidence of over use of chemical weed killers is a negative in their book.

In their concluding remarks the judges declared what most people are aware of but sometimes are slow to acknowledge, is that our village has a very rich natural heritage with several lakes within easy walking distance. The jewel in the crown being the Town Lake, one cannot visit Carrigallen without being taken by its amenity value along with the tranquil backdrop it provides to a busy village. The built environment of schools, public buildings and churches greatly enhance our surrounds which along with a committed community means we can only go forward in this competition.

Shoebox Appeal
Carrigallen Macra are taking part in this year's annual Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal - Co Leitrim. Tis the season of giving and we intend to...the more shoe boxes the better so this is a call to members and non-members to really make a difference to a child this Christmas. IMPORTANT!!! Instructions and ideas of items to include may be found on the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal website. Please include four euro per box for postage.

Boy and girl labels will be supplied by the club. Boxes must be filled and given in by Friday, 6 November. Filled boxes may be given directly to members of Carrigallen Macra or can be left into Ailish Connolly. For more details feel free to contact us on 0877561162

Carrigallen Women's Group
Carrigallen Women's Group save the date Friday, 20 November for ladies night of 'Skin care, Make up and Beauty'. Further details to follow later.

Upcoming Events in Corn Mill Theatre
Big Guerilla Productions present Victor's Dung - The Whole Story on Wednesday 25, Thursday 26 & Friday 27 November. Written and directed by Seamus O'Rourke with Charles McGuinness and Tommy Sharkey. Also a Night of Comedy with Irish Legend Pat Shortt - The Selfie Tour on Saturday, 28 November. Doors open at 8.00pm and shows starts at 8.30pm. Booking on 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10.00am and 4.00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Mass
Mass for the deceased members and staff of Leitrim County Council will be held in St. Mary's Church, Carrick on Shannon on Monday, 9 November 2015 at 8.00 pm. Refreshments will be provided for all in the Bush Hotel afterwards.

Bereavement and Loss
November Series of Talks on Bereavement and Loss: Former TD and Government Minister, Mary O'Rourke, will give a talk on her personal experience of bereaveAment and loss in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 at 7.45pm.  Admission: €5.  All welcome.  Refreshments served afterwards.

Carrigallen Outreach Service
Community Development and Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10.00am to12.30pm on a weekly basis.  This Service aims to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

Chipping of Dogs
Leitrim County Council are offering an opportunity to dog owners to have their dogs chipped for €5.00 at Carrigallen Hall car park on Thursday, 12 November at 10.00 am. Please spread the word to all requiring the service.

Local Notes
If you have any item of local interest to be included in the Carrigallen Notes please email carrigallenlocalnotes@gmail.com or alternatively contact me on 0868696686.
 
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It's a Boy
Congratulations to Michelle and David Reilly, Aughawillen, Carrigallen on the birth of their baby boy Noah, a lovely brother for Cian and Daryl.

Bridge Club in Carrigallen!
Would anyone like to play Bridge in the Carrigallen Area? All levels from complete beginners to seasoned players are very welcome. There will be a meeting on Monday, 9 November at 7.30 pm in Bredagh Old School, (next to Church of Ireland) Church St. Carrigallen to see if there is enough interest in starting a club on a regular basis. If you would like to learn to play, play a little or are an experienced player, please come along. Any further enquiries please contact John Reid on 049 4339482 or 087 1146784.

Carrigallen Macra
Carrigallen Macra members have been very busy in the last number of weeks, from stock judging, to Know Your Ag Quizzes and even a night bowling last Saturday night in Carrick on Shannon. We also saw yet another wonderful turnout at our last meeting. Events in the pipeline include public information evening, night at the dogs, social night and Queen of the Land. Carrigalllen Macra is always open to new members, contact any of the officers or check us out on Facebook @ carrigallen macra

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 1 November at 8.30pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

Carrigallen Outreach Service
Community Development and Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10.00am to12.30pm on a weekly basis. This Service aims to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

St. Vincent de Paul
The Annual Food, Toy and Clothing Appeal will take place on Sunday, 22 November from 2.00pm to 5.00pm at Margaret of New Orleans cottage, Tully South, Carrigallen. There will also be a soup demonstration. Come and enjoy the warmth of Margaret's cottage. All proceeds to Vincent de Paul. All are welcome. Further information contact Katherine Lyons by email : kathy.m.lyons@hotmail.com

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 31 October in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music supplied by Donie O. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Series of Talks
November series of talks on bereavement and loss: Fermanagh-born Jesuit, Fr. Brendan McManus SJ, will give a talk in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Wednesday, 4 November 2015 at 7.30pm. Fr. McManus is author of a best selling book, Redemption Road - Grieving on the Camino, in which he describes how his understanding of God was severely challenged by the death of his brother by suicide in 2005 and how his experience of walking the Camino helped him find release and acceptance. Admission: €5. All welcome. Refreshments served afterwards.

Chipping of Dogs
Leitrim County Council are offering an opportunity to dog owners to have their dogs chipped for €5.00 at Carrigallen Hall car park on Thursday, 12 November at 10.00 am. Please spread the word to all requiring the service.

Local Notes
If you have any item of local interest to be included in the Carrigallen Notes please email carrigallenlocalnotes@gmail.com or alternatively contact me on 0868696686.
 
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Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 25 October at 9.00pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

Yoga Classes
Yoga classes continue on Thursdays, in Bredagh Old School. Beginners from 7.00 to 8.00pm, Intermediate from 8.15 to 9.15pm. Bring a mat and a blanket. Contact Julie for further information on 0871252213. Get ready to unwind the mind!

Holistic Living Classes
Holistic Living classes will commence in Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen on Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - morning 10.00am to 11.30am - evening 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Introduction to aromatherapy, reflexology, massage and reflexology in practice, food/cookery for health, awareness through visualisations, affirmations and relaxation techniques. Fee €50. For bookings telephone 08685 47555 or email kvconaty@hotmail.com

Carrigallen Outreach Service
Community Development and Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10.00am to12.30pm on a weekly basis. This Service aims to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 24 October in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music supplied by the Hustlers. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Women's Group
Meeting of The Women's Group Wednesday 21st October at 8.30pm sharp in Bredagh Old School House. Veronica Conaty registered nurse, Aromathrapist, Reflexologist, author of Lessons on Living Well will talk on Holistic living and demo on aromatheraphy and reflexology for home use. Cost €10 refreshments included. All welcome.

Gallant 15km challenge 2015 the 12th annual Gallant 15km Challenge in aid of St Christopher's Hospice Cavan takes place Saturday 24th October 2015. Main sponsors are MacManus Pharmacies Cavan and O'Neills Pub and Shop in Redhills. People can either walk, run or cycle the 15km from Cavan to Cornafean or choose the smaller course of Ballinagh to Cornafean. Over the previous 11 years the Challenge has been an outstanding success raising 312,000 euro for this wonderful cause. Sponsorship cards are available from St Christopher's Hospice 049-4332999, Ciaran Weir 086-0753309, William Hughes on 086-3584700 and Village Foodstore in Crossdoney. Please support this worthy cause.

Security Awareness Meeting
This meeting will be held Templeport Resource Centre, this Tuesday October 20th at 8.30pm by Sergent Noel Harraghy - Cavan /Monaghan Crime Prevention Officer, covering our local Garda District. Home & Business security advisors, text alert advisors/ Questions open from floor / Refreshments served / Organised by Templeport Development Association.

Michael Kenny Tournament 
Carrigallen GFC has announced the Michael Kenny tournament. This is a seven a side minor competition which will be held in Carrigallen GAA grounds on Bank Holiday Monday, 26 October commencing at 10.00am sharp. This tournament is being staged in honour of the late Michael Kenny. Michael was a club stalwart up until his untimely passing in November 2012. The motto of the competition is "Football, Fitness and Fair play" all of which Michael was deeply passionate about.

The teams who are participating in this inaugural event are Carrigallen GFC, Fenagh St Caillians, Aughavas and Garadice Gaels. Games will be played at 8 minutes per half with a 3 minute break where team play each other on a league basis. The top two teams will then play off in the final which is scheduled to take place at 1.00pm approximately. The winning team will be presented with the Michael Kenny Trophy.

The main sponsor for this event is Darran Reilly of DR Motors, Carrigallen. Admission is optional and the proceeds will be donated to the Leukaemia Trust. Refreshments will be served throughout the morning. The club is looking forward to an enjoyable sporting occasion and your attendance would be greatly appreciated.

St. Vincent de Paul
The Annual Food, Toy and clothing appeal will take place on Sunday 22nd November from 2.00pm to 5.00pm at Margaret of New Orleans cottage, Tully South Carrigallen. There will also be a soup demonstration. Come and enjoy the warmth of Margaret's cottage. All proceeds to Vincent de Paul. All are welcome. Further information contact Katherine Lyons by email at kathy.m.lyons@hotmail.com

Fundraiser for Drumreilly GAA Strictly Come Dancing
Ladies you are invited to afternoon tea in Drumcoura Lake Resort on Sunday October 25th from 4pm. Music, fashion, health, beauty and more while you enjoy your afternoon tea and cakes. Entry €10 with free goody bag, glass of sparling wine and entrance into draw for hamper of luxurious beauty products for first 100 ladies to attend. This is a fundraising event for the strictly come dancing couple of Maresa Mc Gee and Jimmy Stenson.

Chipping of Dogs
Leitrim County Council are offering an opportunity to dog owners to have their dogs chipped for €5.00 at Carrigallen Hall car park on November 12th at 10am. Please spread the word to all requiring the service.

Tidy Town Report Continued
The adjudicated commented on individual houses which stood out along with the estate at Cois Locha, who had the advantage of town lake for frontage. While Church manor was mentioned for green areas and trees coming on well which in time when they mature will greatly enhance the area. The stone wall at the private estate in Clooncorrick was admired with a number of suggested improvements, which would enhance the Cluainn Alainn estate.

The Vocational School was complemented for their recognition at national level for their water conservation along with the general appearance of the campus, which is an achievement given the recent construction works carried out there recently. The allotments at the Barley field. along with the composting arrangements were highly praised. As was the collection of recyclable goods with adjudicators pleased that the committee have bought into the concept of "Rethink Reduce Reuse Recycle". More next week.

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Jack O'Neill RIP
On Tuesday, 18 August 2015, there was widespread sadness when it was announced that Jack O'Neill, one of the oldest residents of Carrigallen, had died at his residence on Main Street, Carrigallen surrounded by his loving family. Born in 1926, Killahurk Carrigallen, John (Jack) was the last surviving of eight siblings. He attended Carrigallen National School where the lessons and verses learned from 'Master Paddy' stayed with him. At a young age, Jack began helping in the family forge (at first standing on a sod to reach the anvil) and later served his apprenticeship with his father and uncles. They carried out a variety of iron work principally shoeing horses. He moved to neighbouring town of Arva, Co Cavan in 1945 where he refined his skills under the watchful eye of his older brother Peter (Pee), a master blacksmith. During his time in Arva he played junior football and followed the great Cavan teams of the 1940s and 50s. He cycled the long journey to Killnaleck just to watch them training and followed them to Clones for the Ulster Final each year.

After a spell in England where he worked in a large engineering works in Coventry, Jack returned and bought a tractor (one of the first in the area). The tractor had many uses, from mowing the meadows all around to drawing loads of sand and turf and transporting the furniture and dowries of brides to their new homes. Then there were oats to be threshed. Jack took great pride in having his threshing mill in fine working order and always spick and span. The work was hard and sometimes dangerous but Jack loved it: taking the mill from farm to farm, making life-long friends and the mehials and spraoi after the work. He spoke of many happy days around Aughnashelin and Aughawillen.

In 1956, after the sudden death of his uncle Charlie, his aunt Alice suggested that he take over Charlie's store. Thus began a new phase in Jack's life. Main Street, Carrigallen is where he spent the remainder of his life, where he met his wife Gretta and where they raised their sons Hugh and Peter. For a small shop, it had a wide range of goods: hardware, fishing tackle, watches, televisions and radios, cement, electrical items, cards and toys as well as repair services. Many domestic emergencies were resolved by a trip to Jack's (fuses, bulbs, batteries etc.) and with his practical advice. The shop was, of course, the perfect place for Jack to indulge his great sense of humour and his love of good company, yarns and stories.

Throughout his life, he was a keen angler and many an optimistic youngster headed out with rod, line, and bait bought in the shop and tips and encouragement from Jack. He made many friends through angling including amongst the English anglers that visit and love Carrigallen. Jack loved working in his vegetable garden and, just as much, he loved gifting the produce to friends and neighbours.

He was a peace commissioner and took an active interest in politics but it was in his humble manner and everyday life that Jack contributed most to the community that he loved. He treated everyone in the same way and was a loyal friend and a confidant to many. A caring and considerate father and husband, he will be missed but there is much consolation in the legacy left by his fine example of commitment to work, the community, and his family.

Week in, week out, from morn till night,
You can hear his bellows blow;
You can hear him swing his heavy sledge,
With measured beat and slow,
Like a sexton ringing the village bell,
When the evening sun is low.
(from The Village Blacksmith by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Sympathy is extended to his wife Gretta, sons Hugh and Peter, daughter in law, Irene, grandchildren Alice and Julia, sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Reposed at his home until removal to St Mary's Church, Carrigallen. Funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr Denis Murray, PP on Thursday morning at 11.00am, with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

Table Quiz
Carrigallen National School Parents Association is hosting a table quiz on Friday, 16 October 2015 at 9.00pm in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel. Admission is €10 per person with four to a table. There will be a raffle on the night for some spot prizes. There is €100 for 1st prize, €60 for 2nd and €40 for 3rd up for grabs! Please come along to support your school and make this a great event, all welcome.

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 18 October at 9.00pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

Yoga Classes
Yoga classes will start on Thursday next, 15 October in Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen. Beginners from 7.00 to 8.00pm, Intermediate from 8.15 to 9.15pm. 6 weeks for €48. Bring a mat and a blanket. Contact Julie for further information on 0871252213. Get ready to unwind the mind!

Drumeela Garden Club
Congratulations to Drumeela Garden Club, which celebrates it's 20th anniversary this month. This month's meeting will take place in Teach Duchais, Drumeela on Wednesday, 14 October at 9.00pm. Guest speaker will be Pat McKenna from Aughnacliffe, renowned floral artist, prizewinning gardener and floral judge, who will give a demonstration of winter baskets and boxes, and provide helpful advice for gardeners on activities for this time of year. All are welcome, especially anyone who was involved in any way with the Club over the past twenty years, and of course anyone wishing to become a member and to join the Garden Club.

Tidy Town Reports Continued
This week we bring you the second instalment of the report and adjoining grounds. The three churches were complimented for their appearance with the car park at St Mary's singled out for special comment. Presumably because of the mature shrubs which are practically self maintaining at this stage in their life and do a great deal to break of the featureless nature of a car park one often sees. The ten new trees planted at the landscaped area between the parochial house at St Mary's, which were obtained from Leitrim County Council as part of national tree week, were noted, as was the general condition of the area, with positive reference to the mature trees and shrubs which again have reached a stage in their life requiring little maintenance, but greatly enhance their surroundings proving the old saying 'put a tree into the ground and it will go giving forever'. The adjudicators referred to the work at the picnic area overlooking the town lake which was under way when they visited. The work included the laying of flag stones under the seating, which prevents Jerome Maguire who has been mowing the area in a voluntarily capacity for years, now having to move the heavy seating when mowing. Meanwhile the general appearance of the Mohill road was commented on favourably largely due to excellent work carried out by the RSS worker Peter McIntyre, with the work on the grass margin at the finger board including the flower pots established by Martin Doyle last year, setting the tone for entry to the village. More next week.

Carrigallen Outreach Service
Community Development and Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10.00am to12.30pm on a weekly basis.  This Service aims to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 17 October in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music supplied by Mountain Fever. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Carrigallen Macra
Next meeting will be held on Friday, 16 October 2015, at 9.30pm in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel. For more information, please contact 0877561162 or Carrigallen Macra on Facebook.

Concert
Gowna GAA is refurbishing their main playing pitch, doing a walking track with exercise machines and general upgrading of the facilities. To help with the cost of this project they are running a seated concert in the Hotel Kilmore featuring Emerald Storm on Saturday, 17 October at 8.30pm. They have decided against going to the local clubs door to door selling tickets on this occasion so they were hoping that the clubs would support their fundraising endeavours and attend the show.  Tickets are on sale at the Hotel and some local shops or ask any member of the Club.

Local Notes
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Carrigallen Text Alert
An Garda Síochána is hosting a Security Awareness Demonstration in Carrigallen Community Centre on Tuesday, 13 October at 8.00pm. Security tips will be given by a Garda security expert. All are welcome.

Table Quiz
Carrigallen National School Parents Association is hosting a table quiz on Friday, 16 October 2015 at 9.00pm in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel. Admission is €10 per person with four to a table. There will be a raffle on the night for some spot prizes. There is €100 for 1st prize, €60 for 2nd and €40 for 3rd up for grabs! Please come along to support your school and make this a great event, all welcome.

Macra Club
The newly established Macra club saw a fantastic turnout at their first meeting on Monday, 28 September. The new officers who were elected and are ready to take on the challenge are Chairperson: Ailish Connolly (acting PRO); Secretary: Paula Kiernan; and Treasurer: Conor McCabe. Macra is an organization for those aged seventeen and thirty-five and offers opportunities in the areas of sport, agriculture, travel, and the arts as well as numerous events, competitions and social events. If you would like any more information please contact 0877561162 or Carrigallen Macra on Facebook. 

Tidy Town Results
Over the next weeks we will be bringing you the 2015 report, as you will understand; it is too lengthily to cover in a single week. Readers would know that the adjudicators are looking nowadays for much more than clean streets and well painted premises. Recycling of waste and wild life habitats are now seen as just important and can earn equal markings and on this front Carrigallen did quite well with the judges complimenting the committee for their efforts, such as the erection of bird boxes along with the inclusion of a detailed inventory of all wild life associated with the Town Lake. The lake on our doorstep is something the judges regard as very significant with great potential, an amenity few villages share.

The Community Centre, Corn Mill Theatre & Arts Centre was said to look well and contributed to a well kept appearance complemented with the recently completed car park alongside. Negative comment regarding the gable of formerly McManus' house proves a week is a long time in life of a village (they should see it now, thanks to great work carried out by local tradesmen on behalf of the new owner, Donal Cadden who hadn't assumed full title to the premises at the time of adjudication). The Post Office was also complemented along with the Vocational School, Day Care Centre, Garda Station, and the public play ground. Kilbrackan Arms Hotel did particularly well, while work on the Barrack Well and Church Well was commended. More next week.

Corn Mill Theatre
Leitrim Equation on Saturday, 10 October, featuring Eleanor Shanley, Padraig McGovern, Dave Sheridan and John McCartin with Dónal Lunny, poet Vincent Woods and dancer Edwina Guckian. Admission €15/€12. This event is sold out! Doors open at 8.00pm and all shows start at 8.30pm. Booking on 0494339612 or 0868765377 between 10.00am-4.00pm bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Thank You
Carrigallen Day Care would like to thank everybody who supported their Coffee Morning in aid of North West Hospice. A total of €420.00 was collected.

Yoga
Yoga classes weekly starting on Thursday, 15 October. For further information contact Julie on 087 1252213

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 10 October in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music supplied by Oaklanders. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Art Classes
Art classes every Monday in the room over Carrigallen Post office from 10.30am to 12.30pm. €5 per class. Contact Liam for more information on 087 6322955.

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 11 October at 9.00pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

Oil Painting Classes
Oil painting classes will commence in Teach Duchais, Drumeela on Monday, 12 October from 8.00pm to10.00pm. Beginners and improvers welcome. Further information from Martin Fullen at 0872787139 or Mossie Whelan at 0719636012.

Series of Talks
Series of talks on the four gospels – following in the footsteps of Jesus: Fr. Maurice Hogan SSC, former Professor of Scripture at Maynooth and current Director of World Missions Ireland, has recently published a book entitled "The Four Gospels – Following in the Footsteps of Jesus". Fr. Hogan, a Columban priest, has kindly agreed to give a series of talks on the four gospels on Tuesday, 13, 20, & 27 October and 3 November in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre at 7.45pm each evening.  The talks are aimed at priests, deacons, religious, teachers, and especially Ministers of the Word in parishes, though they are open to anyone interested in learning more about the four Gospels. Copies of Fr. Hogan's book will be on sale on the last night.  Subscription each evening: €5. All welcome.

Strictly Come Dancing
Strictly Come Dancing fundraising Table Quiz, hosted by Ray McBrien and Lisa McDermott, Carrigallen, in Aughavas Community Centre on Friday, 16 October 2015 at 8.00pm. Table of four adults €40, table of four children €20 (seperate questions for children). Refreshments will be served. €1 = 1 vote for Ray and Lisa at the Strictly Come Dancing finale in the Slieve Russell Hotel on 13 November.

Carrigallen Outreach Service
Community Development and Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10.00am to12.30pm on a weekly basis.  This Service aims to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

Benefit Dance
A Benefit dance for the family of the late Sean Mulligan, Ballinamuck and Ballyduffy, Moyne, will take place in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva on Monday, 16 November 2015.Music on the night by Night Fever, Mick Flavin, Noel Cassidy, Jimmy Hussey, Busy Fingers Tickets cost €10 each - the committee will be out selling tickets over the next few weeks and your support will be very much appreciated. Tickets will also be on sale in Pat Masterson's Shop.

October Mudfest
Sean Connolly's GAA Club in Ballinalee is running a mud fest to raise funds for the club. The race is a 6km run across country and will include obstacles along the way. There is a prize for the fastest men's and women's team of €1000 each and a prize of €500 for the fastest individual male and individual female. It will take place on Saturday, 31 October. Entry is €25 per person or €200 for a team of ten. Check out Facebook and www.octobermudfest.com for updates and details. Please spread the word.

The 12th Annual Gallant 15km Challenge
The 12th Annual Gallant 15km Challenge in aid of St Christopher's Hospice Cavan takes place Saturday, 24 October 2015. Main sponsors are MacManus Pharmacies Cavan and O'Neill's Pub and Shop in Redhills. People can walk, run or cycle the 15km from Cavan to Cornafean or choose the smaller course of Ballinagh to Cornafean. Over the previous eleven years the Challenge has been an outstanding success raising €312,000 for this wonderful cause. Sponsorship cards are available from St Christopher's Hospice 0494332999, Ciaran Weir 0860753309, William Hughes on 0863584700 and Village Foodstore in Crossdoney.  Please support this worthy cause!!

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Yoga Workshop
Yoga workshop in Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen on Thursday, 1 October 2015. Beginners 7.00pm to 8.15pm; Intermediate 8.30pm to 9.45pm. This is the last of the workshops, & we'll be back to weekly sessions starting Thursday, 15 October. For further info contact Julie - 087 1252213

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 3 October in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music supplied by Country Traditions. All are welcome!

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 4 October at 9.00pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

Corn Mill Theatre
Upcoming music events in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen The Legend of Luke Kelly on Friday, 2 October, celebrating the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend with Dublin singer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist Chris Kavanagh. Admission €20; Leitrim Equation on Saturday, 10 October, featuring Eleanor Shanley, Padraig McGovern, Dave Sheridan and John McCartin with Dónal Lunny, poet Vincent Woods and dancer Edwina Guckian. Admission €15/€12. Doors open at 8.00pm and all shows start at 8.30pm. Booking on 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10.00am - 4.00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Art Classes
Art classes will commence, with the intention of starting an Art Group, on Monday, 5 October 2015 in the room over Carrigallen Post office from 10.30am to 12.30pm. €5 per class. Contact Liam for more information on 087 6322955.

Crafty Ladies Carrigallen
Next meeting will be on Friday, 2 October 2015, in the room over Carrigallen Post Office from 10.00am 12.30pm. All are welcome.

Pilates Classes
Pilates Classes Carrigallen starting on Wednesday, 30 September 2015 at 8.30 pm in Bredagh Old School. Join Jeanette for this dynamic class. Improve your core strength, flexibility, balance and overall well-being. €10 pay as you go or €50 for a block of six classes. Call Jeanette on 087 977 1982 to book your spot, spaces are limited.
Bring a mat and bottle of water 

Percy French and the Leitrim Connection
The County Leitrim Percy French Society will perform 'Percy French and the Leitrim Connection', an evening of music, song and recitation in Ballinamore Library on Wednesday, 30 September at 8.00pm. Perhaps this is your last chance to see the group before their debut in the National Concert Hall. This is a free event, doors open at 7.30pm – don't miss it!!

AGM Carrigallen Text Alert
The AGM of the Carrigallen Text Alert Group was held on Wednesday 16 September, 2015. Superintendent Michael English (Carrick on Shannon) & Sergeant Mooney (Mohill) attended for a questions and answers session and encouraged people to continue to report any suspicious activity, no matter how small. They advised that there has been a decrease in the burglary rate from the previous year's figures and that the Carrick on Shannon station coordinates with Mohill/Killeshandra if assistance is needed immediately. New members are always welcome and application envelopes (€5) are available in McCann's Centra, Masterson's Gala, Carrigallen Credit Union and the Post Office.

Fundraiser
Social Dancing in Templeport Community Centre on Sunday next, 4 October. Dancing from 8.00pm to 10.30pm. This is a fundraiser for Strictly come Dancing (Drumreilly GAA). Refreshments served. Hosted by Christy Coyne & Margaret Rattighian; John Connolly & Debbie Lynch.

Wordbird
Well done to Ronan and Orla Ward on reaching the Finals of the Irish Web Awards for best eCommerce Website of a Small/Micro Business. Ronan is son of Gus and Una Ward, Kivvy, Carrigallen and is a member of the Corn Mill Theatre Group. www.wordbird.ie is only up and running since January of this year so this is a nice lift to get nine months on. Wishing Ronan and Orla every success with their business.

Longford Toastmasters – Become a Better Speaker
Longford Toastmasters Club Meeting takes place on Thursday, 1 October Longford Arms Hotel first floor 8.20pm. Visitors always welcome.  Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of the month at 8.20pm. Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation.  By learning to formulate and convey your ideas, you open a new world of possibilities. You will be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations and you will improve your one-on-one dealings with others. Why not come and join us.  Visit Longford Toastmasters Facebook Page for more information.

B Pro Heart Testing
Heart Testing at The Nature Trail, Ballinamore on Saturday, 3 October. This is a non-invasive Cardio Pulse Wave test. Booking is essential. Please contact Colm at 0879766738.

Carrigallen Outreach Service
Community Development and Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10.00am to12.30pm on a weekly basis.  This Service aims to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

Local Notes
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Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen

Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen drama sessions recommenced recently with enrolment of seventy members. Currently there are four groups, catering for children from ages nine to eighteen years of age on enrolment. Senior group two will go to stage at Corn Mill Theatre early in December 2015 with a full production of a play entitled "The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty", a play that awakens us all to the reality of the consequences of bullying. Junior group one will go to stage also at this time with devised piece of theatre on the theme of bullying. LYTC was established over ten years ago under arts Officer Caoimhin Corrigan at the time. LYTC also has groups working at The Dock Carrick-on-Shannon for junior and senior members, and The Glens Centre Manorhamilton for junior and senior groups. LYTC is part funded by Arts Department Leitrim County Council, Arts Council of Ireland and supported by NAYD.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 26 September in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music supplied by Paul and Bernie. All are welcome!

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 27 September at 9.00pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

Corn Mill Theatre
Leitrim Equation on Saturday, 10 October. Admission €15/€12. Doors open at 8.00pm and all shows start at 8.30pm. Booking on 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10.00am - 4.00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Art Classes
Art classes will commence, with the intention of starting an Art Group, on Monday, 5 October 2015 in the room over Carrigallen Post office from 10.30am to 12.30pm. €5 per class. Contact Liam for more information on 087 6322955.

Novena
A Novena to Mary, Untire of Knots will begin on Monday, 28 September next in the Cathedral of SS. Patrick & Felim in Cavan and continue for nine consecutive nights, concluding on Tuesday, 6 October. Novena Mass each evening at 7.30pm except Sunday, 4 October when there will be Novena Devotions.  Confirmed speakers this year include: Fr. Brian Lawless (Vice Postulator of the Cause of the Venerable Matt Talbot) on Monday 28th who will also bring a relic of Matt Talbot with him; Fr. Peter McVerry SJ on Tuesday 29th; Fr. Lazarus Barkindo OSA (a Nigerian priest who narrowly escaped from Boko Haram) on Wednesday 30th; Marian Carroll who was cured of Multiple Sclerosis at the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock (Thursday 1st); Fr Rafal Siwek, CC Cavan and Kilmore Diocesan Chaplain to the Polish Community who is bringing a relic of Pope St. John Paul II (Friday 2nd); Fr. Conor Harper SJ (Vice Postulator of the Cause of the Venerable John Sullivan SJ) on Saturday 3rd who is bringing Fr. Sullivan's crucifix with him; and Fr. Seán McDonagh SSC who will speak about Pope Francis latest encyclical on the environment, 'Laudato Si' on Tuesday 6th.  The guest speakers for Sunday 4th and Monday 5th will be announced in due course.  There will be Anointing of the Sick during the 7.30pm. Mass on Thursday, 1 October.  The Bishop of Kilmore, Most Reverend Leo O'Reilly, will be the principal celebrant of the final Mass of the Novena on Tuesday, 6 October.  This Novena is one of Pope Francis' favourites.  All welcome. Please contact the Centre on 00 353 49 4375004 for more information.

Autumn Craft & Gift Fair
Autumn Craft & Gift Fair will be held in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, on Sunday next, 27 September, from 12noon to 5.00pm. Free admission. Lots of handmade goods, craft supplies and quality giftware will be available.

St Christopher's Hospice
The 12th annual Gallant 15km Challenge in aid of St Christopher's Hospice Cavan takes place Saturday 24th October 2015. Sponsorship cards are available from St Christopher's Hospice 049 4332999, Ciaran Weir 086 0753309, William Hughes on 086 3584700 and Village Foodstore in Crossdoney.  Please support this worthy cause!!

Carrigallen Outreach Service
Community Development and Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10.00am to12.30pm on a weekly basis.  This Service aims to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

Local Notes
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Culture Night
On Friday, 18 September the Corn Mill Theatre will come alive with music, song and poetry. Artists include the Derrylin Ceoltais Group, poet and singer Kevin Patrick and Sam Burke (Nuada) and friend. This is a FREE event. A night not to be missed and all are welcome! Doors open at 8.00pm and show starts at 8.30pm.

On Holidays
Mary Fox, daughter of the late Jack and Winnie Smyth, along with her son Joe were holidaying in Carrigallen and Tooman areas from the USA last week. While here they visited her old homestead (Mitchell's) on Main Street, Greta O'Neill, wife of the late Jack who was a classmate many years ago, Carrigallen Library, Tom Clarke's Clubrooms in Carrigallen Hall and then later in the week her sister Margaret Kosecki joined with them to visit Margaret of New Orleans' cottage.

Her father, Jack Smyth inherited the business from his late uncle John McLoughlin in 1912. It was a thriving and extensive business: grocery, hardware including some bedding and furniture, building materials, iron, timber, cement, coal, leather for making shoes and boots, etc. There was a meal and flour store, an egg and butter store, a salt store where sides of bacon were hung, a glass cutting and glazing store and a carpentry workshop for repairs, where coffins were made for the undertaking business. In the lower yard the hearse and carriages were kept and a stable for horses, which were also used on the farm, cows, pigs, hens and chickens. At the time there was no electricity, Mr Smyth installed a generator which was water cooled with cells and batteries which supplied low voltage electricity to their house and business as well as to the local Gaelic Hall.

Mary's other son John is the author of the book titled The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game and it has been made into a documentary titled Bounced: How the Ball Taught the World how to Play. Bounce is a documentary that travels to the far reaches of the globe to answer the question: Why do we play ball? It premiered in the U.S.A. earlier this year at the South by Southwest Festival and will premiere in London at the Raindance Film Festival on 24 & 25 September.

Choir Practice
Choir practice will take place in Carrigallen hall on Wednesday, 16 September at 8.00pm. All are welcome!

Coffee Morning
A Coffee Morning, in aid of North West Hospice, will be held in Carrigallen Health Centre on Thursday, 17 September 2015 from 10.00am to 1.00pm.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 19 September in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music supplied by Country Features. All are welcome!

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 20 September at 9.00pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

Leitrim Guardian
The Leitrim Guardian requests short articles/stories from Carrigallen and south Leitrim areas. Please forward them on to the editor of the Guardian.

Carrigallen Outreach Service
Community Development and Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10.00am to12.30pm on a weekly basis. This Service aims to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

Burger & Chips Event
A new law has been introduced which means that all dog owners must have their dogs microchipped or they could face penalties and fines. If you are an OAP or on Benefit (proof required), you can get your dog microchipped and registered for only €5 on Sunday, 20 September, at a 'Burger & Chips' event at Killegar (between Carrigallen and Killeshandra). For those not on benefits, there is a charge of €15. 

Microchipping is a straightforward process which involves injecting a tiny, grain-of-rice size implant into the back of your dog's neck. The implant carries a 15 digit microchip that is unique to your dog. It's a painless procedure that takes only a few seconds and most dogs don't even notice it happening. Once they have this microchip, if ever they get lost or stolen, they can be scanned so you can be traced and re-united with your dog. 

At Killegar, microchipping will be done by RVN Denise McCausland, Animal Welfare Supervisor at the ISPCA Headquarters in Longford. There will be BBQ available and you can visit the Vintage Tea Rooms before taking your four legged friend on a walk through the beautiful grounds of the estate. Please note: bring photo ID and a recent utility bill (or similar) giving your current address. Microchipping cannot be done without these.

Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others
Training for Gaelic4Mothers&others will take place on Wednesday, 16 September at 8.00pm in Carrigallen. All are welcome!

Workshop
Listening with the Ear of the Heart: New Ways to Encounter the Divine - Workshop with Nóirín Ní Riain, world-acclaimed spiritual singer and theologian, in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Saturday, 26 September next from 10.00am to 4.00pm. The workshop is available for everyone who is seeking peace, spirituality and comfort in their lives and in their relationship with God. It will include reflections on scripture, poetry, chant, gentle movement, sharing and humour. Cost per participant: €50 (payable in advance please) which includes refreshments and a light lunch.  Please contact the Centre on 049 4375004 before Monday, 21 September 2015 to register interest in participating or to book place.

Bus to Galway
Donnelly's Coaches has resumed their college run to Galway on Sunday nights leaving Granard at 8.00pm, Edgeworthstown at 8.15pm, Longford Cathedral car park at 8.30pm, Lanesboro at 8.45pm, and Roscommon Church at 9.00pm. Contact Seamus for more information 0863901060.

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Coffee Morning
A Coffee Morning, in aid of hospice, will be held in Carrigallen Health Centre on Thursday, 17 September 2015 from 10.00am to 1.00pm.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 12 September in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music supplied by The Lancers. Dancing lessons every Tuesday at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Culture Night
The Corn Mill Theatre presents a night of wonderful entertainment, on Culture Night with special guests on Friday, 18 September 2015. This event is supported by Leitrim Co. Co. Arts Office. Admission is Free. Show starts at 8.30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10.00am – 4.00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 13 September at 9.00pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

Carrigallen Outreach Service
Community Development and Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10.00am to12.30pm on a weekly basis.  This Service aims to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

Workshop
Listening with the Ear of the Heart: New Ways to Encounter the Divine - Workshop with Nóirín Ní Riain, world-acclaimed spiritual singer and theologian, in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Saturday, 26 September next from 10.00am to 4.00pm.  The workshop is available for everyone who is seeking peace, spirituality and comfort in their lives and in their relationship with God.  It will include reflections on scripture, poetry, chant, gentle movement, sharing and humour.  Cost per participant: €50 (payable in advance please) which includes refreshments and a light lunch.  Please contact the Centre on 049 4375004 before Monday, 21 September 2015 to register interest in participating or to book place.

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Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Noel (Nobby) Magarahan, son of Frances and the late Hugh Magarahan, Calloughs, Carrigallen and Karen Horkan, daughter of Anne and Henry Horkan, Spencer Street, Castlebar, Co Mayo, on the occasion of their marriage in St Mary's Church, Mulranny, Co Mayo, on Saturday, 1 August 2015. Bestman was Peter Magarahan (brother of the groom) and groomsmen were Winston Harkness and Philip McIntyre. Bridesmaids were Fiona Fitzgerald, Tanya Malanphy and Laura Fitzgerald. Wedding ceremony was celebrated by Fr Paddy Hobin. Following the ceremony the wedding party travelled to the Mulranny Park Hotel, for the wedding reception. Wishing Noel and Karen health and a lifetime of happiness together.

Thank You
The Margaret of New Orleans Committee wish to thank most sincerely all those who helped in anyway, participated, donated, and made the special Mass at Margaret' cottage recently, for the opening of her beatification process and those ill in our community a very successful event. Donations of €350.00 were received on the evening. A prayer to open Margaret's beatification is available in the local Church porch.

Indigestion
Big Guerilla Productions present, back by popular demand, Indigestion by Seamus O'Rourke on Thursday 3, Friday 4 and Saturday 5 September 2015 in the Corn Mill Theatre. Doors open at 8.00pm and the Show will start at 8.30pm. Booking: 0494339612 or 0868765377 between 10.00am to 4.00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Men's Fitness Challenge
Men's Fitness Challenge starts on Thursday, 3 September at 7.45pm in Carrigallen Hall. Ten weeks for only €40. If you are looking to get fit, lose weight and tone up then this is the group for you. Each week varies so you won't get bored of the same old exercises week in week out. Suitable for all fitness levels. Contact Paul 0838029692.

Crafty Ladies Carrigallen
Hope you all enjoyed the summer months. Our first meeting of the year will be on Friday, 4 September 2015, in the room over Carrigallen Post Office from 10.00am 12.30pm. All are welcome. Agenda: Putting together a calendar of events for the year ahead. Please bring a recipe to share.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 5 September in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music supplied by The Hustlers. All are welcome!

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 6 September at 9.00pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

Drumeela Garden Club
Club meetings resume in Teach Duchais, Drumeela on Wednesday, 9 September 2015 at 9.00pm. The club, which will shortly celebrate it's 20th Anniversary, has an exciting programme of events for the 2015-16 season, and all new and past members are welcome.  Meetings take place in Teach Duchais on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from September to May, where guest speakers provide information on a range of garden topics, and helpful advice is always available. Tea and refreshments are served, a raffle will take place on the night and everybody is welcome.

Testing
Heart Testing at The Nature Trail, Ballinamore on Saturday, 12 September. This check could save your life. Booking is essential. Please contact Colm at 087 9766738 or 071 96 31818.

Annual Loop the Lakes
A 7km trail race and family fun run will take place on Saturday, 5 September 12noon. All proceeds in aid of Pieta house and Sosad. Registration on the day from 10.30am at Killeshandra GAA grounds. Entrance fee €10 per individual.

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Thank You!

Carrigallen 10K Race/Walk for MDI would like to thank all who volunteered, sponsored, or participated in the event on 4 July 2015.  The total collected was €1,831.00. This could not have been done without your help. We also attend the AGM each year to ensure that these funds will be used for great things. The Lyons family would like to thank all the people who dropped in donations, it really made a difference.  See you all in 2016. 1st Male winner, time 38:53:00 Brendan Kiernan; 2nd time 39:04:00 Donal Mulcahy and 3rd time 40:13:00 Dennis Doonan. 1st Female winner, time 43:45:00 Eileen Donohoe; 2nd time 45:28:00 Veronica McNamara and 3rd time 45:57:00 Paula Reilly.

Summer Reading Tree
The Summer Reading Tree project has been running in the library throughout the summer. It is coming to an end on Tuesday, 8 September, but there is still plenty of time to get the required six books read to enter the draw for the Tablet PC in Carrigallen Library. Contact the library for more information on 04943 39188. Opening hours Monday 1:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45am to 2:45pm & 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Crafty Ladies Carrigallen
Hope you all enjoyed the summer months. Our first meeting of the year will be on Friday, 4 September 2015, in the room over Carrigallen Post Office from 10.00am 12.30pm. All are welcome. Agenda: Putting together a calendar of events for the year ahead. Please bring a recipe to share.

Leader-Have your Say
In preparation for the new LEADER Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, a series of consultation events will take place throughout the county.  In total approximately €5.9 million will be available in County Leitrim. One of these events will be held tonight Wednesday, 26 August, in the Community Centre, Carrigallen at 7.30pm. This is an opportunity to identify priorities for funding. All communities and businesses are invited to attend.  For more information, please contact Leitrim Development Company 071 9641770.

Indigestion
Big Guerilla Productions present, back by popular demand, Indigestion by Seamus O'Rourke on Thursday 3, Friday 4 and Saturday 5 September 2015 in the Corn Mill Theatre. Doors open at 8.00pm and the Show starts at 8.30pm. Booking: 049 4339612 or 0868765377 between 10.00am to 4.00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Opening Times
Margaret of New Orleans Cottage, Tully South, Carrigallen will be open to the public next Sunday, 30 August, from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. All are very welcome and a warm welcome to visitors from abroad who are in the area. The committee would be delighted if any musicians, singers would like to come along and share their talent in a social setting on a Sunday afternoon. For further information contact info@margaretsbirthplace.com

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 29 August in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music supplied by Country Style. All are welcome!

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 30 August at 9.00pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

Summer Yoga
Summer Yoga workshop will be held in Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen on Thursday, 27 August. Beginners from 7.00pm to 8.15pm; Intermediate from 8.30pm to 9.45pm. Bring a mat and a blanket. For more information, please contact Julie 087 1252213.

Piano Classes
Piano Classes will resume at the Piano Centre Ballinamore on Tuesday, 1 September 2015. Junior Cert music course for 2nd year students is also available. For further details, contact Gerarda Burns ALCM 087 7828573.

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Wedding Belles
On Friday, 31 July 2015, St Mary's Church of Ireland, Athlone was the setting for the marriage of Gordon Patterson, son of Joan and Robert Patterson, Druminchin, Carrigallen and Susan Wakefield, Ballinasloe, Co Galway. Chief bridesmaid was Julie Cruise and assisted by bridesmaids Laura Wakefield and Nicole Cruise. Bestman was Neville, brother of the groom and groomsmen were John McCollum Adam McGoohan. Dayna McGoohan and Ella Patterson were the pretty flower girls on this special occasion and pageboys were Mikey Cruise and Robbie Cruise. Following the ceremony the wedding party travelled to the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, for the wedding reception. Wishing Gordon and Susan health and a lifetime of happiness together.

Leader-Have your Say
In preparation for the new LEADER Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, a series of consultation events will take place throughout the county.  In total approximately €5.9 million will be available in County Leitrim. One of these events will be held on Wednesday, 26 August, in the Community Centre, Carrigallen at 7.30pm. This is an opportunity to identify priorities for funding. All communities and businesses are invited to attend.  For more information, please contact Leitrim Development Company 071 9641770.

Opening Times
Margaret of New Orleans Cottage, Tully South, Carrigallen will be open to the public every Sunday, during the month of August, from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. All are very welcome and a warm welcome to visitors from abroad who are in the area. The committee would be delighted if any musicians, singers would like to come along and share their talent in a social setting on a Sunday afternoon. For further information contact info@margaretsbirthplace.com

Mass at the Cottage
There will be a Mass at Margaret of New Orleans cottage on Friday, 21 August 2015 at 7.30pm. The mass will be celebrated for the opening of Margaret's beatification and for all those people who are ill and suffering in our community at present. All are welcome.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 22 August in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music supplied by Pauric Sweeney. All are welcome!

Celebrating Heritage Week
Celebrating National Heritage Week in Carrigallen Library on Saturday, 22 August from 10.30am to 12.30pm, with Carrigallen under the Magnifying Glass by Heather Bothwell – a celebration of invertebrates with young people. There will be many Leitrim beasts, but do bring in some interesting ones. On Monday, 24 August from 4.00pm to 6.00pm Finger Knitting demonstrated by award winner Aisling Doonan and this event is suitable for all ages (only a few places left). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential for both events at 04943 39188. Opening hours Monday 1.30pm to 3.30pm & 4.00pm to 8.00pm; Wednesday 10.45am to 2.45pm & 3.00pm to 5.00pm and Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm.

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 23 August at 9.00pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

Latin School Fundraiser
Emerald Storm will perform in the Breffni Arms , Arva on Saturday, 22 August at 9.30pm. This event is a fundraiser to carry out further improvements to the Latin School, Moyne. The show is seated and tickets are available in local shop. Please note that due to a clash of time with another event the show will now commence at 9.30pm sharp.

Lecture
National Heritage Week 2015 Lecture by Fr. Liam Kelly on "Holy Trinity Priory, Lough Oughter, 1237 to circa 1600" in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Tuesday 25 August at 8.00pm. Refreshments served afterwards.

Heart Testing
B-Pro Heart Testing at The Nature Trail, Health Shop, Mohill on Saturday, 22 August and in Ballinamore on Saturday, 12 September. This simple non-invasive test could save your life. There will be trained technician in store. Please allow 30 minutes per test. Test costs only €25.00. Booking is essential. Please contact 0719631818 or 0879766738 for appointment.

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Leader-Have your Say
In preparation for the new LEADER Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, a series of consultation events will take place throughout the county. In total approximately €5.9 million will be available in County Leitrim. One of these events will be held on Wednesday, 26 August, in the Community Centre, Carrigallen at 7.30pm. This is an opportunity to identify priorities for funding. All communities and businesses are invited to attend. For more information, please contact Leitrim Development Company 071 9641770.

Celebrating Heritage Week
Celebrating National Heritage Week in Carrigalllen Library on Saturday, 22 August from 10.30am to 12.30pm, with Carrigallen under the Magnifying Glass by Heather Bothwell – a celebration of invertebrates with young people. There will be many Leitrim beasts, but do bring in some interesting ones. On Monday, 24 August from 4.00pm to 6.00pm Finger Knitting demonstrated by award winner Aisling Doonan and this event is suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential for both events at 04943 39188. Opening hours Monday 1.30pm to 3.30pm & 4.00pm to 8.00pm; Wednesday 10.45am to 2.45pm & 3.00pm to 5.00pm and Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm.

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 16 August at 9.00pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

Cottage Openings
Margaret of New Orleans Cottage, Tully South, Carrigallen will be open to the public every Sunday, during the month of August, from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. All are very welcome and a warm welcome to visitors from abroad who are in the area. The committee would be delighted if any musicians, singers would like to come along and share their talent in a social setting on a Sunday afternoon. For further information contact info@margaretsbirthplace.com

Mass at the Cottage
There will be a Mass at Margaret of New Orleans cottage on Friday, 21 August 2015 at 7.30pm.  The mass will be celebrated for the opening of Margaret's beatification and for all those people who are ill and suffering in our community at present.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 15 August in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music supplied by Country Beat. All are welcome!

Carrigallen Outreach Service
The aim of the Mohill Family Support Carrigallen Outreach Service is to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identify and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. By doing this we hope to empower them to improve the quality of their lives. Community Development & Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on a Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 12.30pm on a weekly basis.  Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

Athletic Club Golden Jubilee Road Races
Ballinamore Athletic Club which also caters for the Carrigallen area was founded in the summer of 1965 and this year's annual Festival 10K and 5K Road races on Friday, 14 August 2015 at 7.30pm, will be the commencement of the Golden Jubilee celebrations. In addition to the usual array of prizes and other benefits all finishers will be presented with a special Commemorative Medal. Entry at reduced rate can be made on the Runireland website until Tuesday, 11 August or can be made at Ballinamore Sports Hall on the evening of the race, commencing 6.00pm. If weather permits, additional races will be held on the adjacent St Felim's playing area for Under 8, 10, 12 and 14.

Latin School Restoration Fund
Saturday, 22 August at 8.30pm in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva promises to be an exciting evening of music and song. Emerald Storm are a new vibrant group made up of talented musicians and singers and on the night they will be putting their own unique spin on traditional Irish song, dance and music through energetic arrangements. Your support would be greatly appreciated and funds go towards the Latin School restoration fund. Tickets are on sale at €10 each and are available in Moyne Cross Stores, Corrigans and Lynch's of Arva.

Monster Bingo
Killeshandra Community Bingo, are hosting a monster bingo on Sunday 16 August at 3pm. Total prize fund of €10,000 with a Jackpot of €3,000 to be won. Please come early, extra parking available.

Presentation and Appreciation 
Presentation & Appreciation night in memory of Martin Cadden will be held in the Pikers Lodge, Lough Gowna on Friday, 21 August 2015 commencing at 10.00pm. Presentation of a cheque will be made to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust on the night. Music presented by the Mad Ass Mules featuring Marty Mone of the 'Hit the Diff' fame. No children allowed.

Annual Ballinamuck Olde Fair Day
Annual Ballinamuck Olde Fair Day will be held on Sunday, 16 August 2015, Ballinamuck, Co Longford, starting with the Vintage Parade from Gaigue Cross to the 98 Bar at1.30pm. There will be lots of entertainment for all the family and its free admission. Other attractions will be Johnny & Molly with their very own poitín party, bucking bull, farrar, dogs show, the Ox Mountain model railway display, basket making, butter making, boxty making, Irish dancers and many beautiful animals on display along with regular events of Tug of War, ducking chair, cow bingo, pony & trap rides, bouncing castles, children's old time games and much, much more. Declan Nerney, Mick Flavin and Noel Cassidy will join with a host of other local talented artists for some songs and music. There will be a competition for the Best Dressed Lady and Gent in traditional costume.

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Congratulations
Congratulations to Aisling Doonan, Carrigallen on winning the RDS National Crafts Awards in Established Constructed Textiles Category for her Sealtainn Shawl. Also well done Aisling, her photograph of Mizen Head made it into RTÉ's Ireland in pictures.

Engagement
Congratulations to Aisling Reilly, daughter of Ann and John Reilly, Beaghmore, Carrigallen and Derek Reilly, son of Marion and Brendy Reilly, Beaghmore who announced their engagement recently.

It's a Girl

Congratulations to Ciara and Alan McNerney, Errew, Carrigallen on the birth of their baby daughter Orla and to proud grandparents Noeleen and Mel Grimes, Beaghmore, Carrigallen.

Fringe Festival
Wishing local actor, playwright, director Seamus O'Rourke every success at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August. He will perform Padraig Potts' Guide to Walking for twenty six nights. Break a leg!

Carrigallen GAA  

The bake sale held on Sunday, 26 July 2015 was a great success, raising a total of €2,062. The Club would like to sincerely thank the parents of our underage children who took it upon themselves to organize this fundraiser. To all who helped run the sale, all who made food for sale, everyone who attended and to our sponsors, thank you for your support. Sponsors:  McCann's Centra €1,000 and refreshments on the day, Orlaith Kearney €300, Vincent Hoban €10, Traelles Hair Salon €20, Kilbrackan Arms Hotel Meal for 2 plus use of tables, Mitchell's Bar €50 voucher, O'Malley's Butcher €15, Mastersons jar of sweets for competition, Modern Designs €30 voucher, Foster's Chemist €20 voucher, Post Office bottle of wine, Fit Kidz €30 voucher, Clutterbug Charity Shop €50 & Cait Gormley cake for competition. All money raised with go towards the purchase of kits for our underage players.

Celebrating Heritage Week

Celebrating National Heritage Week in Carrigalllen Library on Saturday, 22 August from 10.30am to 12.30pm, with Carrigallen under the Magnifying Glass by Heather Bothwell – a celebration of invertebrates with young people. There will be many Leitrim beasts, but do bring in some interesting ones. On Monday, 24 August from 4.00pm to 6.00pm Finger Knitting demonstrated by award winner Aisling Doonan and this event is suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential for both events at 04943 39188. Opening hours Monday 1.30pm to 3.30pm & 4.00pm to 8.00pm; Wednesday 10.45am to 2.45pm & 3.00pm to 5.00pm and Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm.

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 9 August at 9.00pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

Summer Opening
Margaret of New Orleans Cottage will be open to the public every Sunday, during the month of August, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. All are very welcome and a warm welcome to visitors from abroad who are in the area. The committee would be delighted if any musicians, singers would like to come along and share their talent in a social setting on a Sunday afternoon. For further information contact info@margaretsbirthplace.com

Mass at the Cottage

There will be a Mass at Margaret of New Orleans cottage on Friday, 21 August 2015 at 7.30pm. The mass will be celebrated for the opening of Margaret's beatification and for all those people who are ill and suffering in our community at present.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 8 August in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by John Joe Dunleavy. All are welcome!

Carrigallen Outreach Service
The aim of the Mohill Family Support Carrigallen Outreach Service is to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identify and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. By doing this we hope to empower them to improve the quality of their lives. Community Development & Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on a Tuesday morning from 10:00am to 12:30pm on a weekly basis.  Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 0866035977.

Athletic Club Golden Jubilee Roadraces
Ballinamore Athletic Club which also caters for the Carrigallen area was founded in the summer of 1965 and this year's annual Festival 10K and 5K Roadraces on Friday, 14 August 2015 at 7.30.p.m. will be the commencement of the Golden Jubilee celebrations. In addition to the usual array of prizes and other benefits all finishers will be presented with a special Commemorative Medal. Entry at reduced rate can be made on the Runireland website until Tuesday, 11 August or can be made at Ballinamore Sports Hall on the evening of the race, commencing 6.00pm. If weather permits, additional races will be held on the adjacent St Felim's playing area for Under 8, 10, 12 and 14.

Annual Ballinamuck Olde Fair Day

Annual Ballinamuck Olde Fair Day will be held on Sunday, 16 August 2015, Ballinamuck, Co Longford, starting with the Vintage Parade from Gaigue Cross to the 98 Bar at1.30pm. There will be lots of entertainment for all the family and its free admission.

Local Notes
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Carrigallen Family Summer Festival
Carrigallen Family Summer Festival, August Bank Holiday weekend from Friday evening, 31 July to Monday, 3 August 2015 with many attractions for all ages – canoeing, pig racing, family fun day, John Joe Rudden Memorial Soap Box Derby, Car Treasure Hunt, barbeques, music, see Festival brochures for full details.

Bingo
Bingo returns on Sunday night, 2 August at 9.00pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

Summer Opening
Margaret of New Orleans Cottage will be open to the public every Sunday, during the month of August, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. All are very welcome and a warm welcome to visitors from abroad who are in the area. The committee would be delighted if any musicians, singers would like to come along and share their talent in a social setting on a Sunday afternoon. For further information contact info@margaretsbirthplace.com

Mass at the Cottage
There will be a Mass at Margaret of New Orleans cottage on Friday, 21 August 2015 at 7.30pm. The mass will be celebrated for the opening of Margaret's beatification and for all those people who ill and suffering in our community at present.

Song of the Sea
Local international film star David Rawle stars in the newly released animated film Song of the Sea, directed by Tomm Moore. This beautiful movie is currently running for a limited time only in Carrick Cineplex, check their website for times. Song of the Sea was nominated for an Oscar earlier in the year and it won Best Film at 2015 IFTA Awards for Film & Drama.

Yoga Workshop
Yoga Workshop for July (once a month during summer) - Thursday 30 July, in Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen. Beginners 7.00pm to 8.15pm; Intermediate 8.30pm to 9.45pm. Please bring a mat and blanket. Contact Julie for information 087 1252213.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 1 August in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by Rambling Fever. All are welcome!

Corn Mill Theatre
Big Guerilla Productions present back by popular demand Padraig Potts' Guide to Walking in the Corn Mill theatre on Friday, 31 July & Saturday, 1 August 2015. This is a story full of nostalgia, innocence, olympic standard sex and Holy Water salad dressing… funny and tender, performed by Seamus O'Rourke and beautifully directed by Charlie McGuinness. Doors open at 8.00pm and Show starts at 8.30pm. Booking on 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10.00am to 4.00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Carrigallen Outreach Service
The aim of the Mohill Family Support Carrigallen Outreach Service is to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identify and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. By doing this we hope to empower them to improve the quality of their lives. Community Development & Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on a Tuesday morning from 10:00am to 12:30pm on a weekly basis. Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

Local Notes
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Thank You 
A big thank you to all who supported the Family Fun Day on Sunday last in memory of Jimmy McManus.  A massive €2,600 was raised for donation to the Oncology Unit, Cavan General Hospital, along with €1,000 from the Pancake Day, organized by Paddy O'Rourke and €650 from the Pool Competition, organized by Liam Gallogly.  Thank you also to Patrick Mitchell and all those who helped on the day.  Also to those who donated spot prizes:  Foster's Chemist, Pat Masterson, Noleen Grimes, John McManus, McCann's Centra, Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Orlaith's Barber Shop, John O'Malley, Modern Designs, Perfections Hair Studio, Aughnacliffe, Aideen's Beauty Salon, Moyne, Ronnie's Fruit & Veg, Lynch's, McIntyre Flowers, Corn Mill Theatre, Daly's Butcher and Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel.

Summer Opening
Margaret of New Orleans Cottage will be open to the public every Sunday, during the months of July and August, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. All are very welcome and a warm welcome to visitors from abroad who are in the area. The committee would be delighted if any musicians, singers would like to come along and share their talent in a social setting on a Sunday afternoon. For further information contact info@margaretsbirthplace.com

Bake Sale
Bake Sale will be held on Sunday, 26 July  at 12 noon in the Community Hall, Carrigallen to raise funds for Carrigallen Under Age Football.  Your support would be gratefully appreciated.

Yoga Workshop
Yoga Workshop for July (once a month during summer) – Thursday, 30 July, in Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen. Beginners 7.00pm to 8.15pm; Intermediate 8.30pm to 9.45pm. Please bring a mat and blanket. Contact Julie for information 087 1252213.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 11 July in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by Mountain Fever. All are welcome!

Carrigallen Outreach Service
Community Development and Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm on a weekly basis. This Service aims to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

Local Notes
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12 July 2015

Gaelic for Mothers and Others
Meeting in Carrigallen Club Rooms on Thursday, 16 July 2015 at 9:00pm. Anyone interested in joining "Mothers and Others" please come along. It is light exercise and game time with the view to getting fit and playing in. Competitions in this category will be held later in the year. The competition is non-competitive so don't worry, it will be fun.

It's a Boy
Congratulations to Janice and Jonathan Richardson, Kivey, Carrigallen on the birth of their baby son, Nathan, a little brother to Katelyn and Tommy.

Summer Opening
Margaret of New Orleans Cottage will be open to the public every Sunday, during the months of July and August, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. All are very welcome and a warm welcome to visitors from abroad who are in the area. The committee would be delighted if any musicians, singers would like to come along and share their talent in a social setting on a Sunday afternoon. For further information contact info@margaretsbirthplace.com

Carrigallen Library
Summer Reading Tree project is on-going for children, if not already joined call into Carrigallen Library so to be in the draw for a Tablet PC. Contact for more information on 04943 39188. Opening hours Monday 1:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45am to 2:45pm & 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Change of Mass Times
Next weekend parish Mass times – Saturday, 18 July Drumeela at 8:00pm; Sunday, 19 July Carrigallen at 10:00am and Drumreilly at 11:30am.

Congratulations
Congratulations to Leitrim Ladies on retaining their TG4 Connacht Intermediate Ladies title with a 1-17 to 1-14 victory over Sligo in Castlebar last Sunday. Well done to Sharon Kerrigan and Aine Heslin who played on the team and also to suds Bronagh ORourke and Michelle Heslin all members of St Joseph's Ladies.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 18 July in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by The Hustlers. All are welcome!

Carrigallen Outreach Service
Community Development and Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to12:30pm on a weekly basis.  This Service aims to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 0866035977.

Local Notes
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06 July 2015

Family Fun Day
Family Fun Day with Barbeque will be held on Sunday next, 12 July 2015, in Mitchell's yard from 3:00pm, in memory of the late Jimmy McManus, Beaghmore, Carrigallen. Come and join the family fun with lots to keep the little ones entertained. Admission is optional and all proceeds will go to The Oncology Unit Cavan General Hospital. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Cemetery Sunday
The blessing of graves will take place in St Mary's Cemetery, Drumeela, following the 10:00am Mass on Sunday next, 12 July.

AGM
Margaret of New Orleans AGM will be held in Carrigallen Community Centre Meeting Room on Thursday, 9 July at 9:00pm. All are welcome to attend.

Summer Opening
Margaret of New Orleans Cottage will be open every Sunday, during the months of July and August, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. All are welcome and a warm welcome to visitors from abroad who are in the area.

Irish Water Safety
Swimming lessons and lifesaving skills will be held at Gulladoo Lake from 13 July to 24 July 2015. Enrolment will take place at the lake at 9:30am on Monday morning, 13 July. Contact 0863268076 for more information.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 11 July in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by Family Affair. All are welcome!

Carrigallen Outreach Service
Community Development and Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:30pm on a weekly basis. This Service aims to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 0866035977.

Thank You
Niamh O'Malley, Main Street, Carrigallen would like to thank everyone who supported her Projects Abroad South Pacific and Nepal appeal. With your generosity she raised an outstanding €7,900. Niamh commenced her voluntary work on Sunday last, 5 July in Fiji where she will spend six weeks doing marine conservation and community work.

Taispeántas Samhraidh 2015
You are invited to the Annual Art Exhibition in Teach Dúchais, Drumeela on Friday, 10 July at 8:00 pm. The Exhibition will be opened by Eleanor Shanley, a native of Keshcarrigan, Co. Leitrim, an artist of amazing achievements. There will be entertainment by local artists. Refreshments will be served. A special welcome goes to the Transition Year Art students in Carrigallen Vocational School who are exhibiting their work at this event. Works of Art in any medium are welcome for display and will be taken into Teach Dúchais on Thursday, 9 July, between 6:00 to 9:00pm. An outdoor sketching and painting workshop will take place on Saturday, 11 July. Assembly at Teach Dúchais, Drumeela at 10.30am. Workshop will be held indoors if weather is wet.  Bring a packed lunch and painting materials. Enquiries & Information: 071 9636012 (supported by Forás Éireann).

Senior Citizen Accommodation
Senior citizens accommodation available to rent in Carrigallen, newly refurbished, and is near all amenities. Eligible interested persons please contact 0863268076.

National Play Day
Leitrim County Childcare Committee is holding free outdoor activities for families on Saturday, 11 July 2015, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, in Dromahair Community Field. For more information, contact 0719640870. All are welcome.

Local Notes
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29 June 2015

Blessing of Graves
The blessing of graves will take place in St Mary's Cemetery Carrigallen following the 11:00am Mass on Sunday next, 5 July.

AGM
Margaret of New Orleans AGM will be held in Carrigallen Community Centre Meeting Room on Thursday, 9 July at 9:00pm. All are welcome to attend.

Summer Opening
Margaret of New Orleans Cottage will be open every Sunday, during the months of July and August, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. All are welcome and a warm welcome to visitors from abroad who are in the area.

Senior Citizen Accommodation
Senior citizens accommodation available to rent in Carrigallen, newly refurbished, and is near all amenities. Eligible interested persons please contact 0863268076.

Adults and Children Art Classes
Adult art classes for beginners and improvers continue on Mondays, from 10:30am to 12:30pm and Children art classes for beginners and improvers continue on Tuesdays, from 10:30am to 12:30pm in room over Carrigallen Post Office. €5 per class. Family rates will apply. For more information contact Liam O'Keeffe on 0876322955. Everybody welcome!

Irish Water Safety
Irish Water Safety swim weeks will be held at Gulladoo Lake from 13 July to 24 July 2015. Contact 0863268076 for more information.

Indigestion
Big Guerilla Productions present Indigestion written by and performed by Seamus O'Rourke on Friday, 3 July and Saturday, 4 July 2015 in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or (086) 8765377 between 10:00am to 4:00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 4 July in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by Alanna Maher. All are welcome!

MDI Road Race
Carrigallen Annual 10k Road Race will be held on Saturday next, 4 July 2015, in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. Registration takes place from 11:00am at Carrigallen Football Pitch and the race begins promptly at 1:00pm. For further information please contact Katherine at 0894529351 or email kathy.m.lyons@hotmail.com

Carrigallen Outreach Service
Community Development and Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to12:30pm on a weekly basis.  Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

Taispeántas Samhraidh 2015
You are invited to the Annual Art Exhibition in Teach Dúchais, Drumeela on Friday, 10 July at 8:00 pm. The Exhibition will be opened by Eleanor Shanley, a native of Keshcarrigan, Co. Leitrim, an artist of amazing achievements. There will be entertainment by local artists. Refreshments will be served. A special welcome goes to the Transition Year Art students in Carrigallen Vocational School who are exhibiting their work at this event. Works of Art in any medium are welcome for display and will be taken into Teach Dúchais on Thursday, 9 July, between 6:00 to 9:00pm. An outdoor sketching and painting workshop will take place on Saturday, 11 July. Assembly at Teach Dúchais, Drumeela at 10.30am. Workshop will be held indoors if weather is wet.  Bring a packed lunch and painting materials. Enquiries & Information: 071 9636012 (supported by Forás Éireann).

Local Notes
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22 June 2015

Book Launch at Margaret's Cottage
Margaret of New Orleans Committee, Tully South, Carrigallen, extend a warm welcome to Laura D. Kelley of Tulane University, New Orleans, to Margaret's cottage for the launch of her best-selling book "The Irish in New Orleans" on Monday, 29 June 2015 at 7:00pm. This welcome also extends to anyone from abroad visiting the locality to join them for this event. This entertaining and beautiful illustrated book tells the courageous adventures and inspiring stories of the Irish population of New Orleans, America's most exotic city.

The volume also includes a wonderful essay on Margaret of New Orleans which describes her as one of the most famous Irish immigrant women of New Orleans, if not the entire United Sates. The launch will be performed by Dr Hugh Maguire. He is an Architectural Historian by training, from Killeshandra, Co Cavan and graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, Hugh has lectured at the Crawford College of Art, Cork and the University of Otago and the University of Auckland, New Zealand before returning to Ireland to work with the Heritage Council. He has also taught at the University of Ulster. At the Heritage Council he was responsible for the Museums and Archives policy provision, as well as promoting the care and welfare of Ireland's material cultural heritage, and for the roll out of the Council's accreditation programme for the sector – now with some sixty plus institutions across the state.

Since late 2009 he has been the Director of Hunt Museum, Limerick, where he has worked not only on sustaining the collection and venue through recent economic challenges but has increased the diversity and footfall to the venue underpinning its role at the heart of the cultural and heritage life in the city. Further enquiries to info@margaretbirthplace.com

James Madden RIP
There was widespread sadness in the Carrigallen and surrounding areas when the news spread that James Madden had died peacefully at his residence. James (fondly known as Jimmy), originally born in Gowna, Co Cavan came from a highly known and respected family. He moved to Sessiagh, Carrigallen on marrying Anna Kiernan. They had four of a family, three sons and one daughter. Jimmy was a very industrious farmer and cattle exporter and he had a great interest in all things local. He is survived by his loving wife Anna, daughter Maura; sons James C, Brendan and Enda; sister Kate; grandchildren; nephews; nieces; relatives and friends. Reposed at his residence where a large numbers of people attended to pay their respects before his remains were removed to St Mary's Church on Monday morning for funeral Mass, celebrated by Fr Dennis Murray PP, and con-celebrated by Fr Colin Rothery (friend of the family) and Fr Ultan McGoohan, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Congratulations
Congratulations to Irene and Andrew McManus, Beaghmore, Carrigallen on the recent birth of their baby daughter, Chloe, a sister for Cian and Ciara; and to proud grandparents Margaret and Jackie McManus, Bredagh, Carrigallen. Also, congratulations goes to Sandra and Fergus Grimes, Beaghmore, Carrigallen on the birth of their baby son, Joey; and to the proud grandparents Noeleen and Mel Grimes, Beaghmore, Carrigallen.

Bredagh Old School Hosts Council Meeting
At the request of the Cathaoirleach Cllr Paddy O'Rourke the May meeting of Leitrim County Council was held in Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen. As the members and senior council staff along with local press arrived many were heard commenting very favourably on the building and the pristine condition of the grounds. While inside they were treated to typical Carrigallen hospitality by the Bean an Tí, Maud Patterson who along with husband Colin made every effort to accommodate the meeting on behalf of the School House Committee. Opening the meeting Paddy O'Rourke welcomed everyone and gave a brief statement on the history of the building declaring it had been a seat of learning since the 1840's and he hoped "we would all learn a little here today"

Irish Water Safety
Irish Water Safety swim weeks will be held at Gulladoo Lake from 13 July to 24 July 2015. Contact 0863268076 for more information.

Adults and Children Art Classes
Adult art classes for beginners and improvers on Monday, 29 June 2015 from 10:30qam to 12:30pm in room over Carrigallen Post Office. €5 per class. Children art classes for beginners and improvers on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 from 10:30am to 12:30pm in room over Carrigallen Post Office. €5 per class. Family rates will apply. For more information contact Liam O'Keeffe on 0876322955. Everybody welcome!

Thank You
The Bredagh Old School committee wishes to thank the large number who attended their barbeque on Friday, 12 June 2015 and to all who helped out in any way, making it a wonderful success.

A Night of Comedy
A Night of Comedy with Conal Gallen on Sunday, 28 June 2015 in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen. Admission €25. Doors open at 8:00pm and Show starts at 8:30pm sharp. Bookings at 0494339612 or 0868765377 between 10:00am to 4:00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Indigestion
Big Guerilla Productions present Indigestion written by and performed by Seamus O'Rourke on Friday, 3 July and Saturday, 4 July 2015 in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 0494339612 or 0868765377 between 10:00am to 4:00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 27 June in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by Country Traditions. All are welcome!

MDI Road Race
Carrigallen Annual 10k Road Race will be held on Saturday, 4 July 2015, in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. To register or for further information please contact Katherine at 0894529351 or email kathy.m.lyons@hotmail.com

Carrigallen Women's Group
Women's Group outing on Saturday, 27 June 2015 to Powers Court Gardens and Waterfall, Shopping in the afternoon and dinner on return journey home. €40 includes admission, bus and meal. Please give names to Ann and €20 deposit (non-refundable) on or before Saturday, 20 June or contact 0872480124 for further details. This outing is subsidised by the Women's Group and Leitrim Development Company. All are welcome.

Carrigallen Outreach Service
Community Development and Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to12:30pm on a weekly basis.  Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 0866035977.

Fundraiser
Social dancing in the Seven Horseshoes on Friday, 26 June from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music by Paul Corrigan. (Irish & American Country. Proceeds in aid of the development of Belturbet Golf Clubhouse. 

Local Notes
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World Champion
The World Single Lift Deadlift Championship was held in Telford, England last weekend. Conor Hession, Carrigallen is now the New World Champion beating off a very strong field to claim the title. Not only did Conor win outright in his category, he also broke the World Record in the process by lifting an incredible 220.5kg, breaking the previously held record. This is an incredible achievement for this young man, all his hard work, training and determination has paid off. Congratulations Conor and to all involved in this historic occasion for Carrigallen, having not only a World Champion but a World Record holder as well in our midst. What an achievement!

Thank You
A Big Thank You to all who sponsored all the local women that took part in this year's VHI Women's Mini Marathon. This year's worthy charity was Multiple Sclerosis, and €352.00 was raised on the day.

Summer Reading Tree
The Summer Reading Tree project has begun for all pupils from National Schools. If you would like your child(ren) to take part, call into the library and fill in an application form. Opening hours Carrigallen Library - Monday 1:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45 to 2:45 & 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm. Telephone 04943 39188.

Summer Yoga Workshops
Summer Yoga workshop will be held on Thursday, 18 June 2015. Beginners from 7:00pm to 8:15pm; Intermediate from 8:30pm to 9:45pm in Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen. Bring a mat and a blanket. €10. Contact Julie for more information on 08712 52213.

Carrigallen Group Water Scheme
The AGM of Carrigallen Group Water Scheme will be held in the Hall on Tuesday, 23 June 2015 at 9:00pm. All members are welcome.

Carrigallen Women's Group
Women's Group outing on Saturday, 27 June 2015 to Powers Court Gardens and Waterfall, Shopping in the afternoon and dinner on return journey home. €40 includes admission, bus and meal. Please give names to Ann and €20 deposit (non-refundable) on or before Saturday, 20 June or contact 0872480124 for further details. This outing is subsidised by the Women's Group and Leitrim Development Company. All are welcome.

Carrigallen Outreach Service
The aim of the Mohill Family Support Carrigallen Outreach Service is to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. By doing this we hope to empower them to improve the quality of their lives.

This is done through a range of activities and services: Advice and support for individuals and families; Personal Development; Parent and Toddler Groups; People Parenting Alone; Youth Group; Youth Café; Children's Arts and Crafts; Children's Drama; Carer Support Group; Rainbows Programme; Active Age; Professional Arts Therapy Service; Professional Counselling Service; Outreach Service; Practical Assistance to Community Groups; Rooms to Hire; Administrative Service – photocopying, faxing, binding, and laminating; Phone Directory; Information Centre.

Community Development and Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to12:30pm on a weekly basis.  Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

A Night of Comedy
A Night of Comedy with Conal Gallen on Sunday, 28 June 2015 in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen. Admission €25. Doors open at 8:00pm and Show starts at 8:30pm sharp. Bookings at 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10:00am to 4:00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Indigestion
Big Guerilla Productions present Indigestion written by and performed by Seamus O'Rourke on Friday, 3 July and Saturday, 4 July 2015 in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or (086) 8765377 between 10:00am to 4:00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 20 June in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by Pauric Sweeney. All are welcome!

MDI Road Race
Carrigallen Annual 10k Road Race will be held on Saturday, 4 July 2015, in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. To register or for further information please contact Katherine at 0894529351 or email: kathy.m.lyons@hotmail.com

The Disadvantaged Farmers Legal Challenge Group
"The Disadvantaged Farmers Legal Challenge Group", West Cork Communities Alliance & Farmers affected by SFP cuts and penalties are holding a Public meeting, on Thursday, 18 June, to discuss Single Farm Payment cuts & penalties and a proposed Legal Challenge. The meeting is being held in The Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim this Thursday, 18 June at 9:00pm. All welcome. Contact for further details: "Disadvantaged Farmers Legal Challenge Group", West Cork Communities Alliance, Skeaghanore, Ballydehob, Co Cork. Secretary Margaret Peters Tel: 086 201292558, Tom Hickey: 08630 31375.

Commemorating 1916
The Leitrim 1916-2016 Commemoration Committee would like to invite everyone who is interested in honouring the Easter Rising from every town, village and parish in the county to join the Committee. A meeting of the Leitrim 1916-2016 Commemoration Committee will take place in the Lough Allen Hotel Drumshanbo on this Thursday night, June 18 at 9:00pm and all Leitrim people who can come along on the night will be very welcome.

The Easter Rising played a decisive part in the formation of the modern Ireland and marking its centenary appropriately next year is of major importance for everyone in the country and county. Leitrim's 1916 Proclamation signatory Seán MacDiarmada played a key role in the Easter Rising. Other Leitrim people were also involved in it and their efforts like MacDiarmada's should also be properly commemorated in 2016. For further information on the Leitrim 1916-2016 Commemoration Committee please contact Adrian Barry Secretary, email: barry.a83@gmail.com, phone 087-2543915.  

Local Notes
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Launch of Summer Reading Tree
David Rawle of 'Moone Boy' fame launched this year's project in his local library in Carrigallen on Wednesday, 3 June 2015. Pupils from St. Mary's National School along with their teacher Alan Kelly attended the launch and enjoyed the first chapter from the new book "Moone Boy the Blunder Years" by Chris O'Dowd and Nick V. Murphy. The Summer Reading Tree is a children's reading project running in all Leitrim Libraries over the summer months and will start on 15 June. Entry forms are distributed through the National School or by calling into the library. Opening hours Monday 1:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45 to 2:45 & 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm. Telephone 049 4339188.

Barbeque
Bredagh Old School Barbeque is on Friday next, 12 June. Gates open at 7:00pm and food will be served from 7:30pm. Adults €10, Children €5. All are welcome!

A Night of Comedy
A Night of Comedy with Conal Gallen on Sunday, 28 June 2015 in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen. Admission €25. Doors open at 8:00pm and Show starts at 8:30pm sharp. Bookings at 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10:00am to 4:00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

2015 IFTA Awards for Film & Drama
Congratulations to David Rawle, director Tomm Moore, and all involved with the film 'Song of the Sea' which won Best Film at the Awards ceremony in The Mansion House, Dublin on 24 May. David is the voice of Ben.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 13 June in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by Country Style. All are welcome!

Date for your Diary
Carrigallen Annual 10k Road Race will be held on Saturday, 4 July 2015, in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. To register or for further information please contact Katherine at 089 4529351 or email kathy.m.lyons@hotmail.com

Carrigallen Outreach Service
The aim of the Mohill Family Support Carrigallen Outreach Service is to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identify and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. By doing this we hope to empower them to improve the quality of their lives. Community Development & Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on a Tuesday morning from 10:00am to 12:30pm on a weekly basis.  Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

The Latin School Players
The Latin School Players wish to bid a fond farewell for this season of Drama to their loyal audiences who came out to support our Drama group in this year's production of the Communication Cord by Brian Friel. A big thank you to all those who helped make our production such a great success and also a big thank you to the committee of the Latin School Community Centre for their on-going support, it is very much appreciated. Finally on a proud note the group wish to inform our readers that Irish TV visited them recently and the Drama group featured on one of their programmes. To view this go on the internet and type www.irishtv/longford and then click on programme 46.

Foster Care
Five Rivers is a fostering agency that assesses and supports foster carers to care for young people in foster care. Their role in the service is supporting the young people in foster care. They would like to recruit more families to foster in the Leitrim, Longford and Cavan area, for this reason they are holding an information evening in the Longford Arms Hotel on Wednesday, 1 July from 7:00 to 9:00pm. This will be an opportunity for anyone interested in the area of fostering to come along have a cuppa and meet staff and foster carers from Five Rivers and ask any questions or just sit back and listen to the information they share. If anyone needs any further information you can contact Grace Grimes on 087 2684932.

'Indigestion'
Seamus O' Rourke's funny, insightful and thoughtful provoking new play Indigestion takes place in the Breffni Arms Hotel Arvagh on Friday, 19 June at 8:30pm.  All proceeds in aid of Saint Christopher's Hospice Cavan.  Tickets are €10 and are available from Village Foodstore Crossdoney, Lynch's Arvagh, Breffni Arms Hotel Arvagh, Moore's Spar Ballinagh and Loughbawn Hotel Killeshandra. A night not to be missed!! 

Local Notes
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Crafty Ladies Carrigallen
Reminder last meeting for the year is on Friday next, 05 June 2015 at 10:00 am in room above Carrigallen Post Office. Demonstration will be on how to make paper carnations. Please bring a lipstick with you. Agenda includes putting forward ideas for 2015/2016. All are welcome.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 6 June in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by Family Affair. All are welcome!

St Mary's NS Carrigallen Shield Winners 2015
Congratulations to St Mary's National school football team on winning the Shields competition. The final score was Carrigallen NS 3-6 to Kilnagross NS 1-7. Well done to all involved.

Charity Kayak Run
A Charity Kayak Run is being held on Saturday, 6 June 2015 in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. From Gulladoo Lake a run of approximately 18KM begins at 10:30am. This will join up with a medium run from Rockfield Lake which will start at 12noon. This will continue on to Glasshouse Lake where it will join up with a short run of approximately 5KM which will then finish at Killeshandra Amenity Area adjacent to the Town Lake. All kayakers are welcome. Under 16's €5, Adults €10. Refreshments will be served at the end of the run. For further information contact Thias Brady on 0868400033.

Idir Mhná Book Launch in Ballinamore Library
Idir Mhná, a translation by Irene Duffy Lynch of John McGahern's award winning novel Amongst Women will be presented for the first time at Ballinamore Library on Thursday, 4 June at 8:00pm. The book will be launched by former County Librarian, Seán Ó Súilleabháin with Rossa Ó Snodaigh of KIla fame acting as 'Fear an tí'. Despite the fact that much of McGahern's work has been translated into more than twenty world languages, this is his first major work to have been translated into Irish. Please mark your diary for Ballinamore Library on Thursday, 4 June at 8:00pm. Beidh fáilte romhaibh.

Indigestion
Seamus O' Rourke's funny, insightful and thoughtful provoking new play Indigestion takes place in the Breffni Arms Hotel Arvagh on Friday, 19 June at 8:30pm. All proceeds in aid of Saint Christopher's Hospice Cavan. Tickets are €10 and are available from Village Foodstore Crossdoney, Lynch's Arvagh, Breffni Arms Hotel Arvagh, Moore's Spar Ballinagh and Loughbawn Hotel Killeshandra. A night not to be missed!! 

Launch of the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Plan
The new Diocesan Pastoral Plan 2015-2020 will be launched at a special concelebrated Mass in St. Ninnidh's Church, Derrylin, Co. Fermanagh, on Sunday, 7 June next at 3:00pm. Bishop Leo O'Reilly will be the principal celebrant. Each parish in the diocese has been invited to send six representatives to the Mass. All the priests of the diocese, representatives from all the religious communities in Kilmore as well as the various church-based organisations have also been invited. This is an important day in the life of our diocese and you are asked to please pray for the successful implementation of the new plan which has been developed as a result of last year's Diocesan Assembly and the Listening Survey which preceded it. Copies of the new Pastoral Plan will be available after the launch.

Relics of St. Oliver Plunkett 
Relics of St Oliver Plunkett will visit the Chapel of the Diocesan Pastoral Centre on Tuesday, 9 June 2015 from 10:00am to 10:00pm. There will be lunchtime Mass in the Chapel at 1:15pm offered for those doing examinations at this time.  Fr. Tom McManus, PP Corlough, will celebrate Mass at 5:45p.m. A new musical setting of the Mass in honour of St. Columban, composed by local Cavan composer, Paul Flynn, will be premiered at this Mass. Cardinal Seán Brady will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the 8:00pm Mass at which the Ballyconnell Folk Group will provide the music. There will also be opportunities to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the course of the day. A Novena of Masses is being offered to mark the visit. Petitions/Offerings may be sent to the St. Oliver Plunkett Novena, Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan. All petitions received will be placed beside the relic during its visit and kept before the Blessed Sacrament until the relic arrives. All are welcome for this very special event. For further information, please ring the Centre on 049 4375004. 

Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Lough Derg  
Youth Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will be on Thursday, 20 August 2015.

Carrigallen Outreach Service
The aim of the Mohill Family Support Carrigallen Outreach Service is to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identify and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. By doing this we hope to empower them to improve the quality of their lives. Community Development & Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on a Tuesday morning from 10:00am to 12:30pm on a weekly basis. Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

Local Notes
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Killegar Hosts 'Three Counties TREC' Horse Riding Event
Three Counties TREC (Tourism Related Equestrian Competitions) is coming to Killegar, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim on Sunday, 31 May 2015. TREC involves three aspects of horse riding, Control of Paces, an obstacle course and orienteering training on horseback. It is very versatile, terrific fun and caters for horses and riders of all ages and abilities. Killegar Estate is a stunning 400 acre location between Killeshandra and Carrigallen and is ideal for horse riding, being particularly picturesque in spring. 

In 2017 Ireland will be hosting the TREC European Championships and Three Counties (Leitrim, Longford and Roscommon) TREC are looking for riders to represent Ireland. Do you have what it takes to represent your country? Come and find out! TREC was developed in France in 1970s to improve the skills of trekking guides and horses. It grew from there and is now a sport enjoyed by thousands of riders throughout Europe, Canada, America and was introduced to Ireland just six years ago. It's a very social, friendly sport and provides riders with an opportunity to develop their skills in some stunning locations. 

If you enjoy horse riding, have a horse and are looking for something a bit different, why not come along on 31 May and find out more? Free entry for spectators. Entry to competition €24 members, €30 non-members - with lots of fun prizes for you and your horse. Enjoy an ideal family fun day out, with BBQ, Tea Rooms and refreshments available. See Facebook 'ThreeCounties TREC' or 'Killegar House' for more information. 

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 30 May in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by Country Features. All are welcome!

Charity Kayak Run
A Charity Kayak Run is being held on Saturday, 6 June 2015 in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. From Gulladoo Lake a run of approximately 18KM begins at 10:30am. This will join up with a medium run from Rockfield Lake which will start at 12noon. This will continue on to Glasshouse Lake where it will join up with a short run of approximately 5KM which will then finish at Killeshandra Amenity Area adjacent to the Town Lake. All kayakers are welcome. Under 16's €5, Adults €10. Refreshments will be served at the end of the run. For further information contact Thias Brady on 0868400033.

Sympathy
Sympathy is extended to Dolores Smyth and family, Aughawillen, Carrigallen on the death of her mother Ellen Farley, Rathcor, Granard, Co Longford, on Monday, 18 May 2015 at Mullingar General Hospital. Funeral Mass was in St Mary's Church, Granard followed by burial in Grandkill old cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

A Night of Comedy
A Night of Comedy with Conal Gallen on Sunday, 28 June 2015 in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen. Admission €25. Doors open at 8:00pm and Show starts at 8:30pm sharp. Bookings at 0494339612 or 0868765377 between 10:00am to 4:00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Carrigallen Outreach Service
The aim of the Mohill Family Support Carrigallen Outreach Service is to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identify and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. By doing this we hope to empower them to improve the quality of their lives. Community Development & Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on a Tuesday morning from 10:00am to 12:30pm on a weekly basis.  Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 0866035977.

Barbeque and Social
Newtowngore/Corrawallen Parish is holing a Barbeque and Social on Saturday, 30 May 2015 at 8:00pm in Richard's Yard (behind the shop). Admission adults €10, child €5 and children under 5 are free. Everyone welcome!

Longford VTOS
The Longford VTOS programme is now recruiting.  It offers full time business and computer training free of charge.  To qualify you must be over 21 and in receipt of a social welfare payment.  If you are interested contact Maeve Madden, VTOS Co-ordinator at 087 2050589.

Poker Classic
On Sunday next, 31 May a Poker Classic will be held in the Breffni Arms Hotel in Arva starting at 6:00pm. Buy in cost €30 with rebuys, top up available, early bird bonus. This Classic is organised by friends of the late Martin Cadden and all proceeds go to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. All support will be greatly appreciated.

Local Notes
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Wedding
Aoife Ní Mháille, daughter of Ann and John O'Malley, Main Street, Carrigallen and Fergal Meehan, son of Margaret and PJ, Kiltubrid were joined in the sacrament of marriage at St Mary's Church, Carrigallen on Saturday, 2 May 2015. Aoife was given away by her father John and the bridesmaids were Niamh and Gráinne O'Malley sisters of the bride and Catríona Phelan. Fr Richard Gibbons PP Knock Shrine was the chief celebrant and Fr Denis Murray PP Carrigallen and Fr Tomás Flynn PP Drumcong were his concelebrants. The Church music was provided by Emma Ní Raghailligh and Ronnie Duignan. The groomsmen were Eoin Meehan, Barra Mac Thiarnáin and Karol Scollan. The celebrations continued at Kilronan Castle, Ballyfarnon, Co Roscommon after the Mass and a great day was enjoyed by all. Congratulations and best wishes to Aoife and Fergal.

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age
Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age recently went on their first official 'day trip' for 2015 – and where better place to go than Butler's Chocolate Factory in north Dublin! It was an interesting experience, made all the more impressive by us all having to wear white coats and hairnets – we looked all set to do a surgical procedure rather than decorate chocolate elephants! There was no shortage of complimentary chocolates during our stay, which included a guided tour, explanations and demonstrations of all the different stages that take place before those delicious chocolates find their way into the shops. Later in the day we had a guided coach tour of Dublin and surrounding area. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a potted history of just some of the sites and historical happenings involving places and people of this great city. A really enjoyable day was had by all, ending with dinner at the Lucan Spa Hotel. Our next meeting will be early in June, when we will be planning our next 'nice day out' as well as discussing details of our holiday later in the year.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held on Saturday, 23 May in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by The Hustlers. All are welcome!

A Night of Comedy
A Night of Comedy with Conal Gallen on Sunday, 28 June 2015 in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen. Admission €25. Doors open at 8:00pm and Show starts at 8:30pm sharp. Bookings at 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10:00am to 4:00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Carrigallen Outreach Service
The aim of the Mohill Family Support Carrigallen Outreach Service is to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identify and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. By doing this we hope to empower them to improve the quality of their lives.

This is done through a range of activities and services: Advice and support for individuals & families; Personal Development; Parent and Toddler Groups; People Parenting Alone; Youth Group; Youth Café; Children's Arts and Crafts; Children's Drama; Carer Support Group; Rainbows Programme; Active Age; Professional Arts Therapy Service; Professional Counselling Service; Outreach Service; Practical Assistance to Community Groups; Rooms to Hire; Administrative Service – photocopying, faxing, binding, and laminating; Phone Directory; Information Centre.

Community Development & Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on a Tuesday morning from 10:00am to 12:30pm on a weekly basis.  Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

Mac Diarmada Documentary at Ballinamore Library
Due to popular demand the Seán Mac Diarmada documentary will be screened on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 at 3:00pm in Ballinamore Library. The exhibition, artefacts and publications are also on display until the end of May. Beidh fáilte romhaibh.

Indigestion
Seamus O' Rourke's funny, insightful and thoughtful provoking new play 'INDIGESTION' takes place in the Breffni Arms Hotel Arvagh on Friday, 19 June 2015 at 8:30pm.  All proceeds in aid of Saint Christopher's Hospice Cavan.  Tickets are €10 and are available from Village Foodstore, Crossdoney; Lynch's, Arvagh; Breffni Arms Hotel, Arvagh; Moore's Spar, Ballinagh and Loughbawn Hotel, Killeshandra. A night not to be missed!! 

Date for your Diary
Carrigallen Annual 10k Road Race will be held on Saturday, 4 July 2015, in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. To register or for further information please contact Katherine at 0894529351 or email kathy.m.lyons@hotmail.com

Poker Classic
A Poker Classic will be held on Sunday 31 May 2015 in The Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva, Co Cavan starting at 6:00pm.Buy in cost €30 with rebuys, top up available, and early bird bonus. This Classic is organised by friends of the late Martin Cadden and all proceeds go to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund. All support will be greatly appreciated.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes 
Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27 May to 1 June 2015, led by the Bishop of Kilmore Rev Leo O' Reilly D.D. Places are filling up fast but there may be a few seats left by contacting the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan 049 4375 004 Ext 100 for the Pilgrim Section. Bookings for anyone wishing to travel with the Assisted Pilgrims should contact Fr Kevin Fay, Lavey, Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan on 087 857 9968 / 049 433 0018 – and again there may still be a few seats available.

Local Notes
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Social Dancing
There will be no dancing next Saturday night, 16 May 2015. Social dancing will resume on Saturday, 23 May in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by The Hustlers. All are welcome!

Latin School Players
The Latin School Players are proud to announce an extra date for their play The Communication Cord by popular playwright Brian Friel. The play will take place on Friday, 15 May 2015 in the Latin School Community Centre Moyne at 8:30pm sharp. Tickets are available in Moyne Cross Stores, Corrigans, Lynch's of Arva and Mc Seain's of Cornafean.

Date for your Diary
Carrigallen Annual 10k Road Race will be held on Saturday, 4 July 2015, in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. To register or for further information please contact Katherine at 0894529351 or email: kathy.m.lyons@hotmail.com

Prayer for Healing
"Experiencing the Cross as a Pathway to God" – An Afternoon of Prayer for Healing led by Fr. Michael Shields in St. Mary's Church, Staghall, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, on Monday, 18 May 2015 from 3:00pm and concluding with Mass at 7:30pm.  Fr Shields is a native born Alaskan priest ordained thirty two years ago for the Archdiocese of Anchorage, Alaska and now in the Diocese of St Joseph, Far East Siberia, Russia. Contact the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre on 049 4375004 for further information.

Formation Evenings
Formation Evenings for Ministers of Holy Communion on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cavan, at 7:30pm and Tuesday 2 June 2015 in St. Patrick's Church, Dromahair, at 7:30pm.  All Ministers of Holy Communion are invited to attend.  Fr Enda Murphy, Diocesan Director of Pastoral Services, will lead both evenings

Poker Classic
A Poker Classic will be held on Sunday 31 May 2015 in The Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva, Co Cavan starting at 6:00pm.Buy in cost €30 with rebuys, top up available, and early bird bonus. This Classic is organised by friends of the late Martin Cadden and all proceeds go to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund. All support will be greatly appreciated.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes 
Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27 May to 1 June 2015, led by the Bishop of Kilmore Rev Leo O' Reilly D.D. Places are filling up fast but there may be a few seats left by contacting the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan 049 4375 004 Ext 100 for the Pilgrim Section. Bookings for anyone wishing to travel with the Assisted Pilgrims should contact Fr Kevin Fay, Lavey, Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan on 087 8579968 / 049 4330018 – and again there may still be a few seats available.

Indigestion
Seamus O' Rourke's funny, insightful and thoughtful provoking new play 'INDIGESTION' takes place in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arvagh on Friday, 19 June at 8:30pm.  All proceeds in aid of Saint Christopher's Hospice Cavan.  Tickets are €10 and are available from Village Foodstore Crossdoney, Lynch's Arvagh, Breffni Arms Hotel Arvagh, Moore's Spar Ballinagh and Loughbawn Hotel Killeshandra. A night not to be missed!! 

Local Notes
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Carrigallen Post Office
An Post has contracted with Ulster Bank to provide agency banking service at Carrigallen Post Office on behalf of the Bank. A brief description of the three services:- Cash Lodgements – Ulster Bank customers can lodge cash at the Post Office using their Ulster Bank Card or barcoded lodgement slip; Credit Card Bill payment – Ulster Bank customers can pay their Ulster Bank Credit Card bill using their Ulster Bank Credit Card or the bar-coded Credit Card bill; Cheque lodgements – Ulster Bank customers can lodge Euro cheques to their account with a barcoded lodgement slip. Lodgements made up to 3:30pm (Monday to Friday) are credited on the same day. Lodgements made after this time or on Saturday will be credited on the next working day. The Bank charges are standard fees which apply to existing Ulster Bank transactions. New lodgement books can be ordered at any Ulster Bank or calling 1850424365.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held next Saturday night, 9 May 2015, in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by Family Affair. All are welcome!

Community Tractor Run
Community Tractor Run will take place on Sunday next, 10 May 2015, at Carrigallen Mart at 3:00pm. Speaker will be Stuart Johnston, ulster Farmers Mart, Enniskillen. Children are invited to bring a toy tractor for the Children's Corner 'Farmers of the Future' (adult must supervise). Bring a tractor if you wish, as we give thanks for our farmers and pray for God's blessing on their work in the year ahead. After the service there will be a Tractor Run starting at the mart, going to Carrigallen, Arva and Killeshandra and returning to the mart, or one can drop out along the way. Light refreshments will be served. Voluntary collection for Nepal Earthquake Disaster Fund. All are welcome!

Launch of Programme
Launch of Kilmore Diocesan Programme for World Youth Day 2016 will be held in the Pastoral Centre, Cavan, on Saturday 16 May 2015 at 6:00pm. Any young person between the ages of 18 and 35 interested in participating is invited to attend. Kealan Barrett, from the parish of Knockninny, will share his experience of participating in previous WYD's.  The meeting will last about an hour and will be followed by light refreshments.  Information will be made available in relation to the itinerary and cost of the pilgrimage.  Please contact the Centre on 049 4375004 if you plan to attend

Afternoon of Prayer
"Experiencing the Cross as a Pathway to God" – An Afternoon of Prayer for Healing led by Fr. Michael Shields in St. Mary's Church, Staghall, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, on Monday 18 May 2015 from 3:00pm and concluding with Mass at 7:30p.m.  Fr Shields is a native born Alaskan priest ordained 32 years ago for the Archdiocese of Anchorage, Alaska and now in the Diocese of St Joseph, Far East Siberia, Russia. See poster on church noticeboard for more details. 

Formation Evenings for Ministers of Holy Communion 

Formation Evenings for Ministers of Holy Communion on Tuesday 19 May 2015 in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cavan, at 7:30p.m. and Tuesday 2 June 2015 in St. Patrick's Church, Dromahair, at 7:30p.m. All Ministers of Holy Communion are invited to attend. Fr Enda Murphy, Diocesan Director of Pastoral Services, will lead both evenings.

Local Notes
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20 April 2015

Representing Ireland
Jack Ledwith, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim a member of the Cavan Canoe Club will represent Ireland at the World Kayake Freestyle Championships in Ottawa, Canada in September this year. Jack and two other paddlers were chosen for the junior team following tough selection heats in Limerick. They will travel with the senior team to Canada in late August. His team placement has been no surprise as over the last two year Jack has taken several national titles. We wish him the best of luck in Canada.

Congratulations
Last Thursday night, our own Seamus O'Rourke stepped out on the stage of the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin as the Bishop in John B. Keane's 'The Field' 50th anniversary production. It's a long way from the 1989 production of God's Gentry, directed by Gus Ward in the Corn Mill Theatre where a young and enthusiastic Seamus made his theatrical debut. Numerous productions, a few poems and many awards later here he is on the verge of something wonderful. Congratulations and wishing Seamus well! The Field is running until 16 May 2015.

Crafty Ladies Carrigallen
We will have out next meeting Friday, 1 May at 10:00am to 1:00pm. We will meet in front of Carrigallen Post Office and move on to Margaret of New Orleans Cottage for a plant/seed exchange event. Please bring garden gloves and hand held garden tools with you. Bring any seeds, plants, slips you would like to swap. We will also be donating and planting items at the cottage on behalf of Crafty Ladies. All welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Carrigallen Library
In conjunction with the ten years celebrations of Leitrim Youth Theatre Company in Carrigallen an exhibition of a selection of their posters, programmes and DVDs from their previous performances will be on display in Carrigallen Library for a further week until Wednesday, 6 May 2015. DVDs will be running during opening hours and are available to be borrowed. Opening hours: Monday 1:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45 to 2:45 & 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm. Telephone 04943 39188.

Carrigallen Post Office
An Post has contracted with Ulster Bank to provide agency banking service at Carrigallen Post Office on behalf of the Bank. A brief description of the three services:- Cash Lodgements – Ulster Bank customers can lodge cash at the Post Office using their Ulster Bank Card or lodgement slip; Credit Card Bill payment – Ulster Bank customers can pay their Ulster Bank Credit Card bill using their Ulster Bank Credit Card or the bar-coded Credit Card bill; Cheque lodgements – Ulster Bank customers can lodge Euro cheques to their account with a lodgement slip. Lodgements made up to 3:30pm (Monday to Friday) are credited on the same day. Lodgements made after this time or on Saturday will be credited on the next working day. The Bank charges are standard fees which apply to existing Ulster Bank transactions.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held next Saturday night, 2 May 2015, in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by JJ Dunleavy. All are welcome!

Burger & Chips at Killegar Sunday 3rd May
All welcome to a family fun day out on Sunday, 3 May 2015 to enjoy a fund raising dog walk, BBQ, Tea Rooms, dog grooming, a Craft Fair with the music of 'The Cat's Meow' band and a chance to have your dog micro chipped and registered for you on the spot! By law, in May 2016, every dog in Ireland will have to be micro chipped - the Wardens will be knocking on doors so there is no avoiding it. Killegar is hosting this special event to provide an opportunity for you to get your dog 'chipped' while helping to raise funds for dog-related rescues: Cavan SPCA, Coolronan Dog Rescue, Ferry Dogmothers, Network Dog Rescue and Royal Dog Rescue will all benefit from proceeds. Come and meet the dog experts and some of the lovely dogs they have available for adoption. Find out how you might be able to volunteer at a rescue, foster or adopt a dog. 

Entrance €5, Family ticket €15 and dog micro chipping and registering €25. Directions to Killegar: from Killeshandra take the R201 for one mile and turn right, signposted for Killegar which is three miles down the road, entrance opposite the Killegar Church of Ireland. 

Carrigallen Outreach Service
The aim of the Mohill Family Support Carrigallen Outreach Service is to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. By doing this we hope to empower them to improve the quality of their lives.

This is done through a range of activities and services: Advice and support for individuals and families; Personal Development; Parent and Toddler Groups; People Parenting Alone; Youth Group; Youth Café; Children's Arts and Crafts; Children's Drama; Carer Support Group; Rainbows Programme; Active Age; Professional Arts Therapy Service; Professional Counselling Service; Outreach Service; Practical Assistance to Community Groups; Rooms to Hire; Administrative Service – photocopying, faxing, binding, and laminating; Phone Directory; Information Centre.

Community Development and Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to12:30pm on a weekly basis.  Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

Sale of Work
Arva Active Age Annual Sale of Work will be held on Friday, 1 May and Saturday, 2 May in St Patrick's Hall, Arva, from 9:30am to 6:00pm on Friday and from 9:30am to 4:30pm on Saturday.

The Communication Cord
The Latin School Players wish to present their 3 Act play "The Communication Cord" by well-known playwright Brian Friel in the Latin School Community Centre, Moyne, Co Longford on Friday 1 May, Saturday 2 May and Sunday 3 May at 8:30 pm sharp. Tickets are on sale in Moyne Cross Stores, Corrigans, Lynch's Newsagents Arva and McSeains of Cornafean. Tickets €10.

Old Time Dance!
Tango's, Jives, Walzes and foxtrots will be in full swing in the Hunt Hall, Castle Street, Mohill on Saturday night 2 May 2015 as part of the 'Percy Party' weekend in Mohill. The specially formed 'KillyPottle Mintrel Dance Band' from Cavan will provide the music and the dance kicks off at 9:00pm sharp! Tea, Ham Sandwiches, Boxty and minerals will be provided on the night! Keep that date free for a night of great fun!

Who is the Judge?
Judge John J. Sharkey (Brian Reilly Corn Mill Theatre) will be presiding over the case 'WestClare Railway Company sues Percy French' on Sunday night 3 May 2015 commencing 9:00pm sharp! Special Sitting of Mohill District Court where Percy (Frank Cadam) is sued for libel and slander with his song ' The West Clare Railway', otherwise known as ' Are ya right there Michael are ya right!'. Come and see the Hunt Hall transformed into a court room for this case. The case will be followed by a short performance of some of Percy's well known works! Come early to avoid disappointment! Admission €10 including a glass (or two) or wine!

Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 
Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27 May 2015 to 1 June 2015 and bookings for the Pilgrim Section should be made through the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan Tel 049 4375004 ext 100. There are still a few seats left but early booking is essential. If you or anyone you know would like to travel with the Assisted Pilgrims you should book with Fr Kevin Fay, Lavey, Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan Tel 087 857 9968 / 049 433 0018. There are still some places available.

Local Notes
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Peter Donohoe RIP
On Wednesday, 18 March 2015, a great sadness descended throughout the parish and indeed many adjoining parishes when the news spread that Peter Donohoe, Kilbracken, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim had passed away following a short illness. Peter a member of a well-known cattle dealing family from Ballymagovern came to Carrigallen in 1967 having married Philomena McCann whose family ran a bar and grocery shop on Main Street, later to become Peter's Inn, happily raising their six children there. Concentrating on the bar business along with a member of guest rooms and funeral undertaking. Early days in auctioneering saw Peter handle sale of farms which often included the sale of livestock and farm machinery along with household effects. Gifted with a sharp wit and good turn of phrase Peter's personality lent itself to public performances as auctions demand and accompanied by his darling wife Philomena doing the books, they soon gained a reputation as a very efficient duo and were in much demand across several counties where dispersal sales or sale of property was required. Property sales saw Peter implement a new dynamic for a rural auctioneer using national media to advertise property; he brought outside interest to local property bringing new investment and higher prices.

Peter started running carnivals when he came to Carrigallen and they continued successfully for almost twenty years which made him a household name across the region. Starting in the late sixties which saw the show band era at full swing, dance goers enjoyed all the big names such as Big Tom, Larry Cunningham, Brian Coll, etc., here in Carrigallen with Peter often boasting he brought hundreds of couples together with entertainment which was affordable and enjoyable. Locals recall the year when an ESB strike threatened the carnival, Peter secured a generator and used RTÉ to announce to all concerned that dancing would continue as usual, thereby putting Carrigallen on the map.

A man before his time in many respects Peter brought class and flair to whatever he was involved in, never afraid to embrace the most modern approach coupled with good old fashioned hard work which laid the foundation for his success. He retired from pub life in 2000 and devoted all of his time to his auctioneering business. In 1999 he was joined by his daughter Olivia after she graduated from Oxford University with a degree in property management and later his son-in-law James Spring who also graduated from Oxford. They expanded the business by opening a REA Peter Donohoe office in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan, servicing County Leitrim, North Longford and South West Cavan.

He was passionate about football, a loyal supporter attending matches whenever possible, especially when his native County Cavan was playing. Shortly after him moving here he played with the Junior team lending his experience to the team having played for Kildallon First Ulsters. In 1984 he sponsored The Club Competition Cup for the opening of Carrigallen G.A.A. Park, Easter Sunday, 22 April 1984. Peter was a selector with Carrigallen Senior football club for numerous years.

Sympathy is extended to his dear wife Philomena; son Peter Jnr; daughters Catherine, Yvonne, Audrey, Olivia and Gemma; thirteen grandchildren; sons-in-law; daughter-in-law; sisters; brothers; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nephews; nieces; relatives and friends.

Following his passing which occurred at his residence surrounded by his wife and family, Peter's waking saw extremely large numbers of people paying their respects before his remains were removed to St Mary's Church on Saturday morning for funeral Mass. Again a very large congregation was present. Funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr Denis Murray PP and con-celebrated by Fr Fintan McKiernan, Fr Dessie Corrigan, Fr Peter McKiernan, Monsignor Charles Travers, Fr Bernard Doyle, Fr John Phair, Fr PJ Corrigan and Fr Tom McKiernan, with burial to the adjoining cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

The Dead School
The Corn Mill Theatre presents The Dead School, written by Pat McCabe and directed by Ronan Ward final two performances on Sunday 26 April and Monday 27 April 2015. Doors open at 8:00pm. Show starts 8:30pm. Booking on 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10:00am and 4:00pm, or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Ten Years Celebrations
Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen performed to a packed audience on Friday night last at the Corn Mill Theatre, two short plays "Fairy Tell Tale" written/directed by Yvonne Heijneman, assisted by Aoife Tierney, and the Senior group performed "Outside the box" written directed by Maura Williamson, the cast, Yvonne Heijneman and Aoife Tierney. This performance was part of LYTC Carrigallen tenth celebrations which will continue to the end of this year.

On behalf of LYTC Carrigallen Maura Williamson, Mary Blake, Yvonne Heijneman, assistant facilitators, past and present, wish to thank everyone for all their help and support over the past ten years. Fourteen productions, current enrolment of seventy youth members and waiting lists, the future of Youth Theatre in Carrigallen in very secure.

No Youth Theatre can work without the locality, trust and belief of funding bodies, Leitrim County Council under the Arts Department, Arts Officers, Arts Council of Ireland, Peace 111 and NAYD. No youth theatre can succeed without committed facilitators, and workers who bring professionalism, passion, genuineness, and heart into the work they do.

I think you all will agree, we owe a thank you to Maura Williamson and her dedicated team for co-ordinating, and keeping LYTC Carrigallen on the map as one of the most active groups in the Country. The programme, containing comments from previous members clearly sums up what youth Theatre meant to them as they moved through college, work, interviews etc.

A massive thank you goes to The Corn Mill Theatre and all their staff, front of house, technical and catering, for their beautiful space, and our home for rehearsals and productions. We are so lucky to have this Theatre on our doorstep.
To all the members who passed through LYTC Carrigallen, hope that you have learned something that you will carry with you for life. To the parents/guardians who have the insight to see the benefits of youth theatre for their sons and daughters, and staying with it, when commitment is needed for production etc.

There are currently very active LYTC groups in Carrick-on-Shannon and Manorhamilton, so three very active youth theatre groups in our Country is a legacy to the tradition that theatre has in Leitrim. Enrolment for new members to LYTC Carrigallen are in September of each year, and can be done by contacting Maura or enquires to Arts Office, Carrick-on-Shannon, The Glens Centre for Manorhamilton, and The Dock for Carrick on Shannon. Our ten years celebrations will continue for 2015 so we look forward to performing here again in late November/December 2015.

Our librarian Helen Corcoran has currently an exhibition of LYTC past achievements in our local library, clips from past plays running etc. Our library is a wonderful source to us all in this community, for research, books, information, administration, photocopy, and home to readers and writers groups. So long may it be with us.

Thank You!
The defibrillator fundraising committee would like to thank everybody who helped out at the afternoon dance held recently in the Kilbrackan Arms. It was a great success and we are now in a position to buy another defibrillator and cabinet and the existing ones maintained. The committee would especially like to thank Donal Cadden for use of his premises and providing refreshments, everyone who bought tickets for the dance and donated to the raffle. A special thanks also to Patricia Kiernan for getting the tickets printed and the I.F.A. for their generous donation of €200. Those who gave spot prizes: Pat Mitchell, Adrian Grimes FBD Insurance, Neville Patterson, Kevin Percival and Betty McDermott.

Carrigallen Women's Group
Carrigallen Women's Group are going to a cookery demonstration in The Landmark Hotel on Thursday 23 April at 8:00pm by Nevan Maguire. Tickets €20 if sufficient numbers interested we can arrange bus from town.  Ring or text names to Ann 0872480124 before Tuesday 21 April.

Carrigallen Library
In conjunction with the ten years celebrations of Leitrim Youth Theatre Company in Carrigallen an exhibition of a selection of their posters, programmes and DVDs from their previous performances will be on display in Carrigallen Library for a further week until Wednesday, 6 May 2015. DVDs will be running during opening hours and are available to be borrowed. Opening hours: Monday 1:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45 to 2:45 & 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm. Telephone 04943 39188.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held next Saturday night, 25 April, in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by The Lancers. All are welcome!

Carrigallen Outreach Service

The aim of the Mohill Family Support Carrigallen Outreach Service is to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identify and meeting their social, personal and educational needs. By doing this we hope to empower them to improve the quality of their lives. Community Development & Family Support Worker Laura McHugh will be present in Carrigallen Health Centre on a Tuesday morning from 10:00am to 12:30pm on a weekly basis beginning Tuesday 21 April.  Please feel free to pop in for a chat or if you have any queries please call Laura on 086 6035977.

The Communication Cord

The Latin School Players wish to present their 3 Act play "The Communication Cord" by well-known playwright Brian Friel in the Latin School Community Centre, Moyne, Co Longford on Friday 1 May, Saturday 2 May and Sunday 3 May at 8:30 pm sharp. Tickets are on sale in Moyne Cross Stores, Corrigans, Lynch's Newsagents Arva and McSeains of Cornafean. Tickets €10.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service

Mobile unit will be in St Brigid's Community Centre, Loch Gowna, Co Cavan on Monday 27 April and Tuesday 28 April from 4:30pm to 8:00pm.

Old Time Dance!
Tango's, Jives, Walzes and foxtrots will be in full swing in the Hunt Hall, Castle Street, Mohill on Saturday night 2nd May 2015 as part of the 'Percy Party' weekend in Mohill. The specially formed 'KillyPottle Mintrel Dance Band' from Cavan will provide the music and the dance kicks off at 9pm sharp! Tea, Ham Sandwiches, Boxty and minerals will be provided on the night! Keep that date free for a night of great fun!

Michael the Guard!

Judge John J. Sharkey (aka Brian Reilly Corn Mill Theatre) has to caution Mrs Reilly (Monica Mahon) and Mrs Brady (Tish Dunleavy) during the Special sitting of Mohill District Court on Sunday 3 May 9:00pm sharp! The two ladies…or as Judge Sharkey says ' If you could call them ladies'  will interrupt proceedings at various times during the case between the West Clare Railway and Percy French (Frank Cadam). Come along to the Hunt Hall, Castle Street Mohill to hear testimony from Michael the train driver(Luke Early) and Danny Michael Dan Delaney (Pat Rehill) from the WestClare Railway. Script written by Tish Dunleavy and produced by Frank Cadam.

Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 

Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27 May 2015 to 1 June 2015 and bookings for the Pilgrim Section should be made through the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan Tel 049 4375004 ext 100. There are still a few seats left but early booking is essential. If you or anyone you know would like to travel with the Assisted Pilgrims you should book with Fr Kevin Fay, Lavey, Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan Tel 087 857 9968 / 049 433 0018. There are still some places available.

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Leitrim Youth Theatre Co. Carrigallen celebrating 10 years
Leitrim youth Theatre Company Carrigallen celebrate ten years since their formation with their first production in April 2005. At that time newly appointed Arts Officer Caoimhin Corrigan who had a keen interest in youth theatre wanted to set up groups in Co Leitrim. Carrigallen advertised their first term where two parents, and two teenagers turned up, the two parents and the two students went away and the following week eighteen youth members arrived. The two parents Helen Corcoran and Becky Thomas also spent many years assisting Maura Williamson with LYTC workshops and productions. Within the past ten years the Company have presented fourteen productions. Currently with two junior groups, two senior groups, enrolment of seventy young people, the future of youth drama is very safe in Carrigallen. Following swiftly on their heels groups were set up in Carrick-on-Shannon, and Manorhamilton. To date Carrick-on-Shannon has a senior and a junior group, Manorhamilton a senior group.

LYTC Carrigallen go to stage with a trailer of their new play "Outside the Box" written by Maura Williamson and the cast, assisted by Yvonne Heijneman and Aoife Tierney in workshops and rehearsals. Performance on Friday, 17 April 2015, at 8:30pm at the Corn Mill Theatre, for one night only. It is hoped to finish the play over the summer with the assistance of writer/director and actor Seamus O'Rourke. One of the Junior groups also perform a short play titled "Fairy "Tell" Tale" written by Yvonne Heijneman assisted by Aoife Tierney.

The Company welcome all past members of LYTC Carrigallen to this performance. Also anyone who helped or worked with LYTC Carrigallen down through the past ten years, we will be delighted to see you and reconnect again. The Company would like to thank all the past members, parents, guardians, assistant facilitators, supporters, Arts Officer Philip Delemare, Kate McCarthy, Liz O'Dowd, Christine Kelly, Leitrim County Council, Arts Council of Ireland Theatre Funding and NAYD for funding and support over the past ten years. No booking necessary at Corn Mill Theatre and the plays are family friendly.

Carrigallen Library
In conjunction with the ten years celebrations of Leitrim Youth Theatre Company in Carrigallen an exhibition of a selection of their posters, programmes and DVDs from their previous performances will be on display in Carrigallen Library until Wednesday 22 April 2015. DVDs will be running during opening hours and are available to be borrowed. Opening hours Monday 1:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45 to 2:45 & 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm. Telephone 04943 39188.

The Dead School
The Corn Mill Theatre presents The Dead School, written by Pat McCabe and directed by Ronan Ward final two performances on Sunday 26 April and Monday 27 April 2015. Doors open at 8:00pm. Show starts 8:30pm. Booking on 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10:00am and 4:00pm, or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Thank You!
Carrigallen Community Care committee wish to express their thanks to Drumeela Whist Drive Committee for their very successful Whist Drive on 31 March in aid of Carrigallen Community Care. A special word of thanks goes to all who donated monies, spot prizes and especially the players on the night. It is very much appreciated by all in the Community Care.

Carrigallen Community Service
Carrigallen Community Service has a Senior Citizen accommodation to rent in Carrigallen. It is newly refurbished. Low rent. Contact 0863268076 for more information. 

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held next Saturday night, 18 April, in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by JS Sound. All are welcome!

Date for your Diary
Carrigallen Annual 10k Road Race will be held on Saturday, 4 July 2015, in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. To register or for further information please contact Katherine at 0894529351 or email kathy.m.lyons@hotmail.com

Tractor Run
Martin Cadden's Monster Tractor Run in aid of The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust taking place Saturday, 18 April 2015 from Mullahoran GFC grounds starting at 1:00pm sharp. All tractors are welcome.  The route the tractor run will is as follows Kilcogy, Freeduff, Granard, Mullinaghta, Gowna, by Martins house and back to the park. Registration starting from 10:00am and refreshments will be served before and after the tractor run. Admission is voluntary. A passenger will be allowed on a tractor if the tractor has a factory fitted seat. Spectators are invited to attend Mullahoran football pitch to see the tractors depart the pitch, and also on their return to the pitch. Spectators can watch tractors passing along the route. For more information contact Mary on 0860781525.

Old Time Dance!
Come along to the Hunt Hall, Castle Street, Mohill for a night of Jives, Tango's, Foxtrots and Walzes. The 'KillyPottle Dance Band' from Cavan will provide the music from the 1920's, 30's, 40's and 50's. Dance to songs such as 'Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home', 'Red Red Robin', 'Swanee', 'Bye, Bye, BlackBird' and many more old favourites. This event is part of the 'Percy Party' week-end in Mohill and Percy French will make an appearance at the dance. He was always a great fan of Dixie and dance music. Refreshments will be served! Admission €10 which includes a glass (or two) of wine!!

Michael the Guard!
'Are ya right there Michael are ya right, do ya think that you can get the fire to light? Come along to the Special Sitting of Mohill District Court in the Hunt Hall, Castle Street, Mohill on Sunday evening 3 May 2015 at 9:00pm sharp.  Michael the Guard will be called as a witness for the West Clare Railway Company when they sue Percy French for libel and Slander.  Mr Considine the Lawyer for the defendant Mr Percy French will question Michael the Guard about the goings on with the WestClare Railway.  There is some confusion as Michael the Guard is also called Considine so the Judge(aka Brian Reilly Corn Mill Theatre Carrigallen) assumes the lawyer Considine and Michael the Guard are related!! Script written by Tish Dunleavy and produced by Frank Cadam. Come along and enjoy!

Grinds
Business Studies grinds available for Leaving certificate or Junior Certificate students. Contact Gavin for more information - 087 9311430.

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Monsignor Vincent McCabe RIP
The death has occurred of Monsignor Vincent McCabe in Los Angeles, USA. Born in Gortermone, he was the second youngest of eight children of John and Margaret McCabe. He attended Gortermone NS, Latin School, Moyne, Co Longford and St Pat's College, Cavan. He was ordained in Maynooth on 20 June 1946 for the Diocese of Kilmore. With the surplus of Priests at the time he went on temporary mission to Los Angeles until his recall to serve as Curate to Rossinver, Co Leitrim in the winter of 1954. In 1956 the lure of the warm climate of Los Angeles tempted him to seek permission to return to serve out the rest of his mission in Los Angeles Archdiocese in the parishes of Santa Maria, Santa Barbara and Santa Catalina. His work included the building of two new Churches and two new schools.

After his retirement he was Chaplain in a large nursing home in Los Angeles. His home there was often a meeting place for visiting Irish friends. He travelled to Ireland almost every summer, visiting his family and staying at the home of his late brother Foncy and sister in law Margaret in Tully, Carrigallen. He was one of the last surviving members of the Tully team which won the senior football championship in Leitrim in 1945 where he played an important role in the forwards. He also played for St Pat's College team in 1939 which won the Ulster Colleges McRory cup. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Later in life he was a keen golfer.

He was predeceased by his brothers Fr James, Fr Gerald, Foncy, sisters Sr St Edmund, Margaret, Elizabeth and Kathleen. He is survived by his nephews, nieces and cousins in Tully, Beaghmore and various parts of Ireland and America. Requiem Mass was concelebrated by Fr Denis Murray P.P., Fr Johnny Cusack, Fr  John Phair, Fr. P.J. Corrigan and his cousin Fr Jim Sorohan  in St Mary's Church Carrigallen on 21 March 2015  followed by interment of his ashes in the adjoining cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam usual.

Table Quiz
Table quiz in aid of Carrigallen GAA will be held in Carrigallen Community Hall on Good Friday, 3 April 2015 at 9:00pm. Teams of four, €40 per team – Juvenile teams €20. Raffle at half time.

Leitrim Ploughing Match
Leitrim Ploughing Match is being held on Easter Saturday, 4 April 2015, at Lisnatulla, Ballinamore, Co Leitrim. Monster Auction being held by Gordon Hughes, entries for auction contact Gordon Hughes 07196 455555 or Anthony Brennan 087 9815530. Lots of side shows, bouncing castles etc. Cajun Country playing on field. A fun day out is guaranteed for all the family.

Carrigallen Library
Library will be closed on Easter Saturday, 4 April and Easter Monday, 6 April.

Easter Egg Draw
Congratulations to all the winners who took part in the Easter Eggs competition in Carrigallen Library. It was a great success with sixty seven entries. Helen would like to thank all the children who entered the competition and to their parents for their support in making the library an important part of their child's life.

Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Egg Hunt will be held in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel function room on Easter Sunday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. €5 per child includes Easter egg hunt, sweets and treats, disco and adult egg and spoon race. To book, text Pauline at 0874107182. Closing date Thursday, 2 April before 12

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held next Saturday night, 4 April, in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by Country Style. All are welcome!

Poker Classic
Carrigallen Gun Club is holding a Poker Classic on Easter Sunday, 5 April in Mitchell's Bar from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. 1st prize €400, and many more cash prizes. Entry fee €20. Refreshments will be served.

Quiz Night
The Leitrim Irish Draught Horse Breeders quiz night in Casey's bar, Mohill on Friday 10 April at 9:00pm. Everyone welcome. Great night with lots of spot prizes.

Tractor Run
Martin Cadden's Monster Tractor Run taking place Saturday, 18 April  from Mullahoran GFC grounds starting at 1:00pm. Refreshments served before and after the tractor run. A passenger will be allowed on a tractor if the tractor has a factory fitted seat. All tractors welcome. For more information please contact Mary on 0860781525 or James on 0868396318.

Arva Trotters

Arva Trotters are hosting the Easter Bunny 10k Hop and 7k Chicken Run on Easter Saturday, 4 April. Prizes for best dressed Adult and Child Bunnies! Starting at the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva at 12 noon sharp. Donations made on the day will go to Enable Ireland.

Ballinamore Library
On Tuesday, 7 April at 7:30pm come along to Ballinamore Library and see the film "Leitrim Ploughing Championship 1990"  which was held in Carrigallen, Co Leitrim  It is now twenty five years since this was filmed so this might be of good interest to people all over the County who follow the Leitrim Ploughing Championship as this is a County Event and this year will be held on Saturday, 4 April 4 at Lisnatulla, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim.  Please come along to Ballinamore Library on 7 April at 7:30pm to see the above film.  Remember admission is free and all are welcome.

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Carrigallen Community Care
Carrigallen Community Care is holding a Whist Drive in Teach Dúchais, Drumeela on Tuesday, 31 March 2015, at 9:00pm. Prizes include Easter Hamper for Top Score, plus special 1st prize and numerous other prizes. Raffle prizes worth €80. Tickets are on sale at Carrigallen Day Care or from local whist players.

Carrigallen Library
Children you still have time to enter the draw to win an Easter Egg, all you have to do is call into Carrigallen Library, take out book(s) and your name will be entered into the draw, closing date is next Saturday, 28 March, and draw will take place on Monday next, 30 March. Prizes in 0-8; 8-11; and 11-14 age categories. Library opening hours: Monday 12:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45am to 2:45pm & 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm. Contact details 04943 39188.

Leitrim Ploughing DVDs
Terry Williams has kindly donated many copies of Leitrim Ploughing Championship from over the years to the library, and we are very grateful for this donation to our Local Studies section. Starting on Saturday next 28 March, until Wednesday, 1 April, in Carrigallen Library the ploughing match from 1999 will be shown. Contact Helen for more information at 04943 39188. Call into the library to see the selection of DVDs which are all available to be borrowed.

Mary Crocker RIP
There was wide spread sadness throughout the parish when the sudden death of Mary Crocker (nee McNaboe) occurred. Mary was born in Bredagh, Carrigallen and seventy four years ago the McNaboe family moved to Beaghbeg, Carrigallen. Mary at a young age went to England to get employment. She worked in Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, Surrey as a ward orderly, caring for very sick children. Following her mother's death she came regularly to maintain the homestead and in the early 80s she and her partner Cyril Fuller decided to make Beaghbeg their home. Mary enjoyed the outdoor life and she and Cyril helped the neighbours with rearing hay, picking potatoes and crops. They also had a very sufficient vegetable plot which kept them in great supply of vegetables along with giving them great satisfaction of growing their own food. Sadly Cyril died many years ago; however Mary continued living in Beaghbeg keeping it as a holiday home for the rest of her brothers and sisters.

Mary was a very witty person, had a good sense of humour, and enjoyed her weekends out, meeting people and her social drink. Although she had a television, she rarely watched it, instead she preferred to read and do cryptic crosswords. She was predeceased by her sisters Elizabeth and Sally and brothers Packie Joe, Jimmy, Danny and Jude. Sympathy is extended to her brother Tommy Carrigallen and sisters Cora and Brigid, England. Removal was to St Marys Church, Carrigallen, followed by funeral mass celebrated by Fr Denis Murray PP, with interment in the adjoining Cemetery.
May she Rest in Peace.

Leitrim Ploughing Match
Leitrim Ploughing Match is being held on Easter Saturday, 4 April 2015, at Lisnatulla, Ballinamore, Co Leitrim. Monster Auction being held by Gordon Hughes, entries for auction contact Gordon Hughes 07196 455555 or Anthony Brennan 087 9815530. Lots of side shows, bouncing castles etc. Cajun Country playing on field. A fun day out is guaranteed for all the family.

Pool Tournament
The Jimmy McManus Memorial Annual Pool Tournament was held over St Patrick's weekend last in MJs bar. Thirty-two players took part and after a very exciting weekend of pool Eamon Dolan and Raymond McBrien qualified for the final. What a final it was – reminiscent of the 1985 World Snooker Championship final, commonly known as the 'black ball final' between Steve Davis and Denis Taylor, with Eamon Dolan winning the match on the final ball of the final frame. Congratulations to Eamon and to all those who took part in the tournament.

Bridie McManus and her boys would like to thank Patrick Mitchell for the use of the premises; refreshment which were served; and to all who donated spot prizes – Mart Stores Carrigallen, Pat Masterson, McCann's Centra, Minnies Bar Killeshandra, Noeleen Grimes, Drumury, and Radisson Blu Hotel Cavan. Thanks to Eileen Donohoe for selling tickets at the final; to Philip McIntyre for videoing and photography; Con Dolan for his dickie bows for the two finalists (Michael Smyth's was in the wash): and to all who supported this event. Funds raised were €650 which will be forwarded to the Oncology Unit Cavan General Hospital.

Fundraiser for Defibrillators
An Afternoon Dance will be held in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen on Sunday, 29 March 2015, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. DJ Paul Corrigan. Refreshments will be served. Admission €10. Your support would be greatly appreciated!

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held next Saturday night, 28 March, in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by Country Beat. All are welcome!

Date for your Diary
Carrigallen Annual 10k Road Race will be held on Saturday, 4 July 2015, in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. To register or for further information please contact Katherine at 0894529351 or email kathy.m.lyons@hotmail.com

Agriculture Science Revision
Revision course takes place on Monday, 30 and Tuesday 31 March, from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day in the Ballinamore area. For more details and to book your place please call 08619 25895.

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Carrigallen Concerned Citizens Group
Following two very productive meetings recently, Sergeant Michael Collins met with Chairperson Frankie Greene answering questions and concerns raised in a letter presented to the Superintendent by the Committee concerned anti -social behaviour in our community in recent months. The Committee encourage people who have any concerns or been a victim of such activities to contact our Chairperson, or local Garda Hugh Brady. Only officially documented incidents can be followed up by the Gardaí.

The Committee would like to compliment Garda Hugh Brady for his good work, and very informative talks he gave to students in St. Mary's N.S. and Vocational School Carrigallen recently on the consequences of juveniles getting into anti-social behaviour, and vandalism. Also thanks to Sergeant Michael Collins for his support, co-operation, and openness to work with the committee into the future. The Committee will continue to work together and look at different options, or ways of meeting the needs of our youth. How they can play an active part in making Carrigallen a safe and lovely place to live and visit.

Posters are currently been designed by Tony Fahy, to display locally making people aware of a community working together, and having zero tolerance of any anti-social behaviour. The next meeting of the Committee will take place in Carrigallen Community Hall on Monday, 23 March at 9:10pm.

Yoga Classes
Yoga classes will start on Thursday, 19 March 2015, in Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen. Beginners at 7:00pm; Intermediate at 8:15pm. €48 for six weeks. Bring a mat & blanket. Contact Julie for more information on 087 1252213.

Carrigallen Foróige Table Quiz
Carrigallen Foróige group would like to thank all the teams who supported their recent table quiz thus making it a huge success. Thanks to the sponsors – McCann's Centra; Patrick Mitchell; Paddy O'Rourke; Bernie Rawle and Laura McGlynn. Congratulations to the winning team. Thanks go to all who supported on the night and to Caroline Byrne for providing the questions.

Fundraiser for Oncology Unit
The Jimmy McManus Memorial Pool Tournament semi-final and final matches will be held in MJ's bar on St Patrick's Day at 6:00pm. All proceeds to the Oncology Unit Cavan General Hospital.

Carrigallen Library
Children if you like to enter the draw to win an Easter Egg, all you have to do is call into Carrigallen Library, take out book(s) and your name will be entered into the draw, continues until Saturday 28 March and draw will take place on Monday 30 March. Prizes in 0-8; 8-11; and 11-14 age categories. Library opening hours: Monday 12:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45am to 2:45pm & 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm. Contact details 049 4339188.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held next Saturday night, 21 March, in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by Country Traditions. All are welcome!

The Dead School
The Corn Mill Theatre Group have performed at four Drama Festivals so far with The Dead School written by Pat McCabe and directed by Ronan Ward. The results are in from Enniskillen, Kiltyclogher and Ballinamore festivals and the group came second overall in all three. They also won many different individual awards. They will be performing in Shercock on Thursday, 19 March and Ballyshannon on Sunday, 22 March. Break a leg!

Leitrim Partnership Winners
The Leitrim Sport's Partnership Award for Junior Sport's Person of the Year 2014 was won by Conor Hession, Bredagh, Carrigallen and in 2013 it was also won by another Carrigallen person John Finnegan, Drummerkane. This is a great achievement for these two young men and wishing them every success in their future endeavours.

Fundraiser for Defibrillators
An Afternoon Dance will be held in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen on Sunday, 29 March 2015, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. DJ Paul Corrigan. Admission will be €10.

Thoughts for the Lenten Journey
Who am I before the Suffering Jesus? This year's series of Lenten Reflections in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, continue on Wednesday 18 March next at 7:30pm with Stations of the Cross, a reflection on 'Caiaphas the High Priest' given by Deacon Damian Kivlehan, and Benediction. All welcome.

Lenten Evening
Lenten Evening of Prayer & Reflection with Stations of the Cross and Benediction led by Fr. Enda Murphy, Diocesan Director of Pastoral Services, in St. Mary's Church, Glenfarne, on Monday 23 March 2015 at 8:00pm.

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Fundraiser for Oncology Unit
The Jimmy McManus Memorial Pool Tournament will be held in MJ's bar, first round matches played on Friday 13 March, Saturday 14 March and Sunday 15 March. Semi-final and final matches will be held on St Patrick's Day at 6:00pm. All proceeds to the Oncology Unit Cavan General Hospital.

Carrigallen Library
Children if you like to enter the draw to win an Easter Egg, all you have to do is call into Carrigallen Library, take out book(s) and your name will be entered into the draw, continues until Saturday 28 March and draw will take place on Monday 30 March. Prizes in 0-8; 8-11; and 11-14 age categories. Also, I.C.A. Taispeántas Sean Fhocal Bantreacht na Tuaithe Exhibition will be on display until Saturday, 14 March. Library opening hours: Monday 12:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45am to 2:45pm & 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm. Contact details 049 4339188.

New Play at the Corn Mill Theatre
Killeshandra Community Drama Group in their 10th year since formation bring a new play by Joe McManus entitled "Lies" directed by Colette Maguire  to The Corn Mill Theatre on Thursday 12 (preview) and Friday/Saturday 13 and 14 March at 8:30pm. This play is the first for McManus.  Set in a quiet rural village called "Killara" following the Celtic tiger. A local property is purchased by people from Dublin, unknown to the residence the occupiers turn this village up-side down. The play deals with strong issues, relationships, and challenge people in respected positions in the community to face reality involving those near and dear to them. The director is very excited about this play and felt it was right for the group and her as the director to take to stage.  This play is not recommended for under 14 year olds to attend unaccompanied.  Booking at Corn Mill Theatre on 04943 39612.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held next Saturday night, 14 March, in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by Pauric Sweeney. All are welcome!

Drumeela Garden Club
Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 8:30pm in Teach Duchais, Drumeela, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim and everyone is welcome. Next meeting is on Wednesday next, 11 March.  Guest speaker is Larry Lynch, renowned Landscape Gardener from Ballyconnell, Co Cavan. Larry will talk on Rose Pruning and Propagation, and he will answer audience questions and discuss any gardening problems. Now is the time to prepare your garden for spring and summer, and Larry's timely advice will help you to get started. There will be a Special Offer on sale of heathers to attendees on the night. Everyone is welcome, especially new members.

Down Syndrome Ireland
A major fundraising drive focused on a ladies lunch organised by the Leitrim/West Cavan Branch will take place on Sunday 22 March 2015 in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon Your support would be greatly appreciate. Contact Marina on 08681 73196, for more information.

The Latin School Players
The Latin School Players are currently rehearsing for their forthcoming play "The Communication Cord" by Brian Friel. If anybody would be interested in backstage work or special effects or continuity work please ring Jacinta on 086 6059069.

Thoughts for the Lenten Journey
Who am I before the Suffering Jesus? This year's series of Lenten Reflections in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, continue on Wednesday 18 March next at 7:30pm with Stations of the Cross, a reflection on 'Caiaphas the High Priest' given by Deacon Damian Kivlehan, and Benediction. All welcome.

Lenten Evening
Lenten Evening of Prayer & Reflection with Stations of the Cross and Benediction led by Fr. Enda Murphy, Diocesan Director of Pastoral Services, in St. Mary's Church, Glenfarne, on Monday 23 March 2015 at 8:00pm.

O Halleluiah!
This Leonard Coen piece 'Halleluiah' will be performed by the equally fabulous soprano Pearl Kielty at the Mohill based 'Sweet Spirit Gospel & Country Choir's concert under the direction of Mohill native Tish Dunleavy. Tish on electric piano will be joined by Padraig Donohoe of 'Evening Star' fame on drums and Sean Mahon (Rodeo Man) on guitar & banjo. Some new pieces along with the old favourites will be performed on the night. Beneficiaries are: 'Arus Carolan Patient Comfort Fund', St. Manachan's Outreach Special Class and 'Goal' c/o Noel Mahon Bornacoola. The show will take place in the Hunt Hall, Castle Street, Mohill (opposite Library) on Sunday evening 22 March 2015 at 8:00pm sharp!  Admission is €10 and includes a hot toddy!

Local Notes
If you have any item of local interest to be included in the Carrigallen Notes please email carrigallenlocalnotes@gmail.com or alternatively contact me on 0868696686.
 
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Looking for her Father
Grace McLoughlin is seeking any information any of you might have about her father Eamon McLoughlin, formerly from Aughadruminchin, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim. She is eagerly trying to make contact with him. Call Grace on this number with any information 0863340325.

Carrigallen Concerned Citizens Action Group
If in the recent months if you have experienced stone throwing, damage to your vehicle, verbal abuse, intimidation, in the Carrigallen area, would you please document same, with or without your name, and leave in boxes in Carrigallen Golden Value Mart, Carrigallen Post Office, O'Malley's Butchers, Garda Hugh Brady Carrigallen Barracks, or with any member of the above Committee.

This information will be treated in the strictest of confidence.  Meetings are been held locally to constructively find ways to resolve the issues that concern our community at present. All are welcome to attend who have genuine interest in above, and moving forward with a positive approach. Our aims are to continue to leave our Town and Community a safe place to live in and visit. Eliminate, and zero tolerance of any anti- social behaviour.

Final 2 Nights
Final two nights of The Dead School written by Pat McCabe and directed by Ronan Ward will be on Wednesday, 4 March and Thursday, 5 March before the Corn Mill Theatre Group embarks on the Three Act Festival Circuit 2015. They will be performing in Enniskillen on Sunday, 8 March and in Kiltyclogher on Monday, 10 March. Break a leg! This play is not suitable for children. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 between 10:00am to 4:00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Crafty Ladies Carrigallen
At this time we would like your imput. When is the best time for the group to meet? Please feel free to send us any suggestions or ideas you have for fun crafts for 2015. Our next meeting will be held on Friday next, 6 March, from 10:00am to 12:30pm in room over Carrigallen Post Office. Please bring nail polish, a white ceramic mug, pot, jar or item to decorate on the day. All are welcome!

Professor Tim in the Corn Mill Theatre
Cloonacool Players presents Professor Tim by George Shiels on Sunday, 8 March at 8:30pm(please note time change) in the Corn Mill Theatre. Tickets can be pre-booked on 08605 94310 each evening between 7:00pm-9:00pm. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm.

Carrigallen Library
Children if you like to enter the draw to win an Easter Egg, all you have to do is call into Carrigallen Library, take out book(s) and your name will be entered into the draw, continues until Saturday 28 March and draw will take place on Monday 30 March. Prizes in 0-8; 8-11; and 11-14 categories. Library opening hours: Monday 12:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45am to 2:45pm & 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm. Contact details 049 4339188.

New Play at the Corn Mill Theatre
Killeshandra Community Drama Group in their 10th year since formation bring a new play by Joe McManus entitled "Lies" directed by Colette Maguire  to The Corn Mill Theatre on Thursday 12 (preview) and Friday/Saturday 13 and 14 March at 8:30pm.   This play is the first for McManus.  Set in a quiet rural village called "Killara" following the Celtic tiger.  A local property is purchased by people from Dublin, unknown to the residence the occupiers turn this village up-side down.  The play deals with strong issues, relationships, and challenge people in respected positions in the community to face reality involving those near and dear to them. The director is very excited about this play and felt it was right for the group and her as the director to take to stage.  This play is not recommended for under 14 year olds to attend unaccompanied.  Booking at Corn Mill Theatre on 04943 39612.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held next Saturday night, 7 March, in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by Family Affair. All are welcome!

World Day of Prayer
International and Interdenominational Service will be held in St. Joseph's Church, Aughavas, on Friday 6 March, at 8:00pm. Everybody Welcome!

St Patrick's Day Parade (10th Anniversary)
This St Patrick's Day, Arva will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its St Patrick's Day Parade.  The Parade will take place on St Patricks Day at 3:00pm.  There will be large cash prizes for best floats and walking pageantry. We encourage all local community groups to participate and invite our neighbours from Gowna, Cornea, Carrigallen, Aughnacliffe and North Longford to take part. Our Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Mr Peter Masterson. We will have a commemorative plaque for the best dressed window.  We extend a warm welcome to one and all.

Adult Education Classes
Leitrim VEC Adult Education Classes will commence in Aughavas Community Centre on Thursday, 5 March, at 8:00pm. Irish language from 8:00pm to 9:00pm; Irish Music from 9:00pm to10:00pm. Beginners and improvers are welcome!

Enrolment - Carrigallen National School
Parents who wish to enrol their child(ren) in Scoil Mhuire Naofa, National School, Carrigallen for the year 2015/16 may call to the school to complete an enrolment form.  The school can be contacted directly on 049 4339929 or via email: carrigallenns@gmail.com.  All forms must be completed and returned on or before Friday 6 March 2015.

Ballinamore Drama Festival
Ballinamore Drama Festival takes place from Sunday 8 March to Sunday, 15 March. This year Éamon Daly from Drumshanbo will perform the official opening. Éamon is multi-talented in stage production, lighting, musical and a wonderful performer himself. It's a great week of culture, drama and an even better social occasion. Come along any night or every night at 8.30pm and support this community week of entertainment which includes comedy and serious plays performed to a very high standard. Season tickets for eight night's admission costs €50 or €10 nightly, with concessions for OAP's and students.

Down Syndrome Ireland
A major fundraising drive focused on a ladies lunch organised by the Leitrim/West Cavan Branch will take place on Sunday 22 March 2015 in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon Your support would be greatly appreciate. Contact Marina on 08681 73196 for more information.

Training for Childminders and Potential Childminders
Childminding Quality Awareness Programme - Training on topics of relevance to all Childminders and potential Childminders will take place on Saturday 7, March and Saturday, 21 March from 10:00am to 4:00pm in the Leitrim Development Company, Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim. The cost of this training is €10. Places are limited, to secure your place contact Leitrim County Childcare Committee on 071 9640870.

Liturgical Music Workshop
Liturgical Music Workshop with Liam Lawton in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Wednesday, 4 March 2015 and also St. Clare's Church, Manorhamilton on Thursday, 5 March 2015 from 7:30pm. to 9:30pm.  Cost of workshop: €20 (which includes copies of Liam's new music and refreshments). Pre-booking and advance payment essential please. Choir leaders, choir members, organists, and instrumentalists especially welcome though the workshop is open to anybody who is interested.  Please contact the Diocesan Pastoral Centre on 049 4375004 or email: seancoll001@gmail.com

Colmcille Gardening Club
Colmcille Gardening Club invites you to a talk with Fíann Ó Nualláin, award winning garden designer, author and TV/Radio broadcaster on Saturday, 7 March at 2:30pm in the Community Centre, Aughnacliffe. Topics include, grow your own vegetables, sustainable gardening and first aid for garden plants.   Admission €5 (including refreshments.  Everyone welcome!

Ballinalee/Killoe Game Tasting Night
Ballinalee/Killoe Game Tasting Night will be held in The Stags Head, Ballinalee, Co Longford on Saturday 7 March 2015. All game on the night has been sourced locally by gun club members and will be cooked by local chef Nigel Mulligan. This is being organised by the gun club to show appreciation to the land owners for the use of their land throughout the hunting season. Food served at 8:30pm sharp. Admission is optional. Live music on the night by: Rhythm & Sticks. Great night guaranteed!! Any inquires contact: Sean Collum 0871762976.

Novena of Hope
Bus to the Novena of Hope which will be held in The Grann, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh on Saturday, 7 March 2015. Contact Seamus on 08639 01060 to book a seat.

Indigestion
Big Guerilla Productions in Association with Milltown Parents Association will be hosting the play 'INDIGESTION" by Seamus O'Rourke on Saturday 21 March 2015 in Milltown Community Centre at 9pm. Doors will open at 8:00pm for Refreshments. Tickets are available in Gannon's Shop, Milltown.You can also contact Milltown Parent Association for tickets on 086 361 7265.

Outreach Service
The Mohill Family Support Centre's Outreach Service will be available in Carrigallen's Primary Care Centre every Tuesday from 10:00am to 12:30pm.

Local Notes
If you have any item of local interest to be included in the Carrigallen Notes please email carrigallenlocalnotes@gmail.com or alternatively contact me on 0868696686.
 
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Concerned Citizens of Carrigallen
Due to an increase in anti- social behaviour, intimidation, and vandalism of property in our town, people are asked to be vigilant and report any incident to the local Garda. This quiet community will not tolerate such behaviour, mainly carried out by juveniles, and are currently in the process of setting up an active group based on very successful community templates, to at least leave the senior members of our community feel safe at night in their homes. This group will work closely with the very successful Text Alert scheme at present in operation and the Garda Síochána.

Carrigallen Library
Children, would you like to win an Easter Egg? If so, all you have to do is call into Carrigallen Library, take out book(s) and your name will be entered into the draw. Starts on Monday next, 2 March and draw will take place on Monday 28 March. Prizes in 0-8; 8-11; and 11-14 categories. Library opening hours: Monday 12:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45am to 2:45pm & 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm. Contact details 049 4339188.

The Dead School
The 2014 RTE All-Ireland Drama Winners return with Pat McCabe's The Dead School, directed by Ronan Ward. With a cast of twenty-six actors, and a play from one of Ireland's internationally renowned writers; Pat McCabe (The Butcher Boy, Breakfast on Pluto), this black comedy will keep audiences enthralled from beginning to end - a rollercoaster from the word go.

Raphael Bell, the old-style national school teacher whose life is haunted by images and memories from his past, has devoted his life to upholding his school's rigorous core curriculum. By the late 1960s, however, parents and students have begun to question Bell's inflexibility on such issues as corporal punishment and mandatory school prayer. Bell attributes all such criticism to the baleful influence of television, rock music, and American movies. His rage finally finds a focus in Malachy Dudgeon, a first-year teacher who seems to embody all the worst features of the counterculture. The two are soon locked in a power struggle that can only end in disaster.

The Corn Mill Theatre Group presents The Dead School by Pat McCabe and directed by Ronan Ward on Thursday 26, Friday 27 February, Sunday 1 March, Wednesday 4 March and Thursday 5 March 2015. This play is not suitable for children. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 between 10:00am to 4:00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Pancake Tuesday
The Pancake Day fundraiser held in the Carrigallen Vocational School on Tuesday last was an outstanding success with over €1,000 raised for the Oncology Unit at Cavan General Hospital. The event saw pancakes of every shape, size and flavour cooked up by a large number of volunteers, some who brought their recipes from as far away as the USA. It was held in the recently extended refurbished Home Economics room which was made available by kind permission of the Board of Management and school Principal Mr Declan Conboy.

The flipping of pancakes saw mixed results with some casualties been recorded by the youngsters, while the steady hand of the Cathaoirleach of Leitrim County Council Paddy O'Rourke saw him flip the cake without a single drop. The committee would like to thank all those who helped publicise the event, particularly Clodagh Murray, Gorthhoose, a student at Vocational School who designed an excellent poster for the event.

Carrigallen Women's Group
Next meeting of the group will take place with motivational guest speaker Thérese Hackett on positive thinking to get focused for Spring on Friday, 27 February 2015 in Bredagh Old School House at 8:30pm. Refreshments will be served.

Enrolment - Carrigallen National School
Parents who wish to enrol their child(ren) in Scoil Mhuire Naofa, National School, Carrigallen for the year 2015/16 may call to the school to complete an enrolment form. The school can be contacted directly on 049 4339929 or via email: carrigallenns@gmail.com. All forms must be completed and returned on or before Friday 6 March 2015.

Carrigallen Trout Club AGM
Carrigallen Trout Club AGM will be held Monday next, 2 March 2015, in Pat Masterson's bar at 8:30pm sharp.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held next Saturday night, 28 February, in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by Rambling Fever. All are welcome!

Outreach Service
The Mohill Family Support Centre's Outreach Service will be available in Carrigallen's Primary Care Centre every Tuesday from 10:00am to 12:30pm.

World Day of Prayer
International and Interdenominational Service will be held in St. Joseph's Church, Aughavas, on Friday 6 March, at 8:00pm. Everybody Welcome!
 
Adult Education Classes
Leitrim VEC Adult Education Classes will commence in Aughavas Community Centre on Thursday, 5 March, at 8:00pm. Irish language from 8:00pm to 9:00pm; Irish Music from 9:00pm to10:00p.m. Beginners and improvers are welcome!

St Patrick's Day Parade (10th Anniversary)
This St Patrick's Day, Arva will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its St Patrick's Day Parade.  The Parade will take place on St Patricks Day at 3:00pm. There will be large cash prizes for best floats and walking pageantry. We encourage all local community groups to participate and invite our neighbours from Gowna, Cornea, Carrigallen, Aughnacliffe and North Longford to take part. Our Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Mr Peter Masterson. We will have a commemorative plaque for the best dressed window. We extend a warm welcome to one and all.
  
Thoughts for the Lenten Journey
Who am I before the Suffering Jesus? This year's series of Lenten Reflections in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, continue on Tuesday, 3 March next, at 7:30pm with Stations of the Cross, a reflection on 'Simon of Cyrene' given by Seán Coll, Director of the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, and Benediction. All welcome.

Music Workshop
Liturgical Music Workshop with Liam Lawton in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Wednesday, 4 March 2015, and also St. Clare's Church, Manorhamilton on Thursday, 5 March 2015, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Cost of workshop: €20 (which includes copies of Liam's new music and refreshments). Pre-booking and advance payment essential please. Choir leaders, choir members, organists, and instrumentalists especially welcome though the workshop is open to anybody who is interested.  Please contact the Diocesan Pastoral Centre on 049 4375004 or email: seancoll001@gmail.com

Local Notes
If you have any item of local interest to be included in the Carrigallen Notes please email carrigallenlocalnotes@gmail.com or alternatively contact me on 0868696686.
 
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The Dead School
The 2014 RTE All-Ireland Drama Winners return with Pat McCabe's The Dead School, directed by Ronan Ward. With a cast of twenty-six actors, and a play from one of Ireland's internationally renowned writers; Pat McCabe (The Butcher Boy, Breakfast on Pluto), this black comedy will keep audiences enthralled from beginning to end - a rollercoaster from the word go.  

Raphael Bell, the old-style national school teacher whose life is haunted by images and memories from his past, has devoted his life to upholding his school's rigorous core curriculum. By the late 1960s, however, parents and students have begun to question Bell's inflexibility on such issues as corporal punishment and mandatory school prayer. Bell attributes all such criticism to the baleful influence of television, rock music, and American movies. His rage finally finds a focus in Malachy Dudgeon, a first-year teacher who seems to embody all the worst features of the counterculture. The two are soon locked in a power struggle that can only end in disaster.

The Corn Mill Theatre Group presents The Dead School by Pat McCabe and directed by Ronan Ward on Friday 20, Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 February, Thursday 26, Friday 27 February & Sunday 1 March. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 between 10:00am to 4:00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

New Books

A selection of new non-fiction books has arrived in Carrigallen Library, come on in and have a browse. Here is a small extract from one of the books – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy –Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focuses on how you react to a situation, encouraging you to create new thought patterns to combat destructive beliefs and actions. Opening hours Monday 12:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45am to 2:45pm & 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm. Contact details 049 4339188.

Carrigallen Community Care A.G.M.

The A.G.M. of Carrigallen Community Care will be held in Carrigallen Health Centre on Monday 23 February 2015 at 9:00pm. Everyone, especially new members, are very welcome to attend.

Enrolment - Carrigallen National School

Parents who wish to enrol their child(ren) in Scoil Mhuire Naofa, National School, Carrigallen for the year 2015/16 may call to the school to complete an enrolment form. The school can be contacted directly on 049 4339929 or via email: carrigallenns@gmail.com. All forms must be completed and returned on or before Friday 6 March 2015.

Engagement
Congratulations to Colette Kenny and Adam Devine, Ballinameen, Boyle who announced their engagement recently. Colette is daughter of Mary and the late Michael Kenny, Aughawillen, Carrigallen.

Carrigallen Walkers/Joggers/Runners

Meet on Sundays at 3:00pm in the parking lot at St Mary's Church, Carrigallen for an hour. Come and join us!

Outreach Service

The Mohill Family Support Centre's Outreach Service will be available in Carrigallen's Primary Care Centre every Tuesday from 10:00am to 12:30pm.

Ballinamore Drama Festival

Ballinamore Drama Festival takes place in the Community Centre Ballinamore from Sunday 8 March until Sunday15 March. We have a great line up of plays, with groups travelling from Cavan, Tyrone, Wexford, Sligo, Dublin, Donegal and Kildare to perform, plus the Corn Mill Theatre Group from Carrigallen. It's a great week of culture, drama and an even better social occasion in the town. Come along any night or every night and support this community week of entertainment.

Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre

Thoughts for the Lenten Journey – "Who am I before the Suffering Jesus?": This year's series of Lenten Reflections in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, continue on Wednesday 25 February at 7:30pm in the Chapel with Stations of the Cross, a reflection on 'Judas' given by Martina Gilmartin (Pastoral Assistant in St. Brigid's Pastoral Area of Ballinamore, Corlough, Killeshandra and Carrigallen), and Benediction. All welcome.  

Liturgical Music Workshop with Liam Lawton in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Wednesday 4 March 2015 and also St. Clare's Church, Manorhamilton on Thursday 5 March 2015 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.  Cost of workshop: €20 (which includes copies of Liam's new music and refreshments).  Pre-booking and advance payment essential please. Choir leaders, choir members, organists, and instrumentalists especially welcome though the workshop is open to anybody who is interested.  Please contact the Diocesan Pastoral Centre on 049 4375004.

Child Minding Quality Awareness Programme

Training on topics of relevance to all Childminders and potential Childminders will take place on Saturday 7 and Saturday 21 March from 10:00am to 4:00pm in the Leitrim Development Company, Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim. The cost of this training is €10. Places are limited, to secure your place contact Leitrim County Childcare Committee on 071 9640870.

Scór Liatroma
Congratulations to all the pupils from St Mary's National School who participated in Scór Liatroma recently. Well done to the following who won - winner of solo instrumental was Jake Hackett and group winners were Shaun Wilson, Sean Mark Lynch, Michy Reilly, Edel Kiernan, Ciaran Flynn, and Edward Donohoe.

Local Notes
If you have any item of local interest to be included in the Carrigallen Notes please email carrigallenlocalnotes@gmail.com or alternatively contact me on 0868696686.
 
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Tom Mollahan RIP
The area was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Tom Mollahan of Tully which occurred at Cavan General Hospital following a very short illness. Born 59 years ago, an only child to John and Ann (formerly Corrigan), Tom was a quiet man who was liked by all who came in contact with him. Having attended Gotermone National School he went on to the Vocational School where his teachers and fellow students agreed he excelled in many subjects and showed promise of great academic achievement were it not for the fact he quit school early following the untimely and sudden death of his father.

In his early years, Tom played football (which was no surprise given his uncle Pee had founded the famous Tully team along with mentoring and training many other teams) and returned to the field in the late seventies following an absence of a few years and retained a great interest in Gaelic games, following all the action through reports in local papers and radio. Being a keen reader Tom read all the local weekly papers along with argi related magazines and some carefully selected books and perhaps a legacy from early school days was his remarkable style of writing which was often commented on by anyone who had occasion to receive correspondence from him.

Tom's removal to St Mary's church saw a large crowd in attendance despite the inclement weather conditions, while the funeral saw equally large numbers attend where they heard his cousin Shaun Corrigan deliver a very fitting eulogy in which he paid tribute to Tom's neighbours who had helped him especially since the onset of his illness and declaring ''it is not important how many Facebook friends you have but rather how many actually turn up when you need them'' and in this regard Tom was blessed in that he lived in a neighbourhood who cared for him. Fr Murray spoke of Tom's regular attendance at all religious ceremonies, his sincerity and genuine decency and how he accepted his illness despite the apparent cruelty of it. Sympathy is extended to his uncle Pat Corrigan, Drumderglin, Carrigallen, his cousins, relatives and many friends. May he rest in peace.

Pancake Tuesday Fundraiser
A local committee is organizing Pancake Tuesday on Tuesday 17 February  in the recently extended and refurbished state of the art kitchen at Carrigallen Vocational School, by kind permission of the Board of Management and the school principal Mr Declan Conboy from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. All proceeds from this fund raiser go to the Oncology Unit at Cavan General Hospital. Please support this very worthy event.

Credit Union Table Quiz
Congratulations to the U13 team; Sarah McCarthy, Jack McManus, Turlough McLoughlin Martin, and Ciaran Flynn who won the Credit Union Table Quiz which was held in Carrigallen Community Centre, on Monday 2 February 2015. They go on to the Chapter Final which will be held in Carrick-on-Shannon in March. Carrigallen was represented in two age groups U11 and U13. Wishing them every success in the final.

Carrigallen Walkers/Joggers/Runners
Anyone interested in starting or improving their fitness by jogging or running – there is a group meeting on Sundays at 3:00pm in the parking lot at St Mary's Church, Carrigallen for an hour. Come and join us!

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held next Saturday night, 14 February, in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by Pauric Sweeney. All are welcome!

Outreach Service
The Mohill Family Support Centre's Outreach Service will be available in Carrigallen's Primary Care Centre every Tuesday from 10:00am to 12:30pm.

Local Notes
If you have any item of local interest to be included in the Carrigallen Notes please email carrigallenlocalnotes@gmail.com or alternatively contact me on 0868696686.
 
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Carrigallen Library
Library will not open until 2:30pm on Monday next, 9 February 2015, due to a Library meeting. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Crafty Ladies
Calling all crafty ladies! First meeting of 2015 will be held next Friday 6 February from 10:00am to 12:30pm in room above Carrigallen Post Office. All are welcome.

Pancake Tuesday Fundraiser
A local committee is organizing Pancake Tuesday on Tuesday17 February  in the recently extended and refurbished state of the art kitchen at Carrigallen Vocational School, by kind permission of the Board of Management and the school principal Mr Declan Conboy from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. All proceeds from this fund raiser go to the Oncology Unit at Cavan General Hosiptal. Please support this very worthy event.

Carrigallen Walkers/Joggers/Runners
Anyone interested in starting or improving their fitness by jogging or running – there is a group of us meeting on Sundays at 3:00pm in the parking lot at St Mary's Church, Carrigallen for an hour. Come and join us!

School Bank
Transition Year students from Carrigallen Vocational School have embarked on an exciting new venture by setting up 'The Midas Bank' under the AIB Build a Bank Programme. The bank is open for business in the school each Monday at 1:30pm. Students can open a Second Level Student Account and lodge money to their accounts weekly. For further details find 'The Midas Bank' on Facebook or at www.themidasbank.weebly.com

Leitrim Harriers
Leitrim Harriers are having a hunt on Sunday, 8 February 2015, leaving Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen at 1:00pm. Anyone who wishes to join them are most welcome. Contact 086 0530799 for more information.

Yoga
Yoga classes starting – Thursday 5 February, in Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen. Beginners classes from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Continuation group from  8.15pm - 9.15pm. Please bring a mat and a blanket. Contact Julie on 087 1252213, for information.

Carrigallen Community Care
Carrigallen Community Care held their Annual Christmas party in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel on Sunday 7 December. A great day was had by the large number who attended. Donal Cadden and staff provided a beautiful meal and lively music was supplied by Country Roads. Many thanks go to all the local performers who took to the stage, to provide excellent variety of entertainment.

A special word of thanks goes to Declan Grimes for giving of his time and energy to help make it a really memorable party. 'Santa's visit' proved to be the highlight of the day. Thanks also to each and all who donated/sponsored presents and prizes, and everyone who contributed in any way. It was wonderful to see Fr Denis Murray PP and Rev Jean Mackeral in attendance, as well as Paddy O'Rourke, Cathaoirleach Leitrim County Council and Dr Antoinette Gregan. The Committee is grateful for all donations and contributions received both at Christmas and throughout the year. These contributions enable Carrigallen Community Care to provide excellent services within the community on an on-going basis. We extend good wishes for health and happiness to all.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held next Saturday night, 7 February, in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by the Lancers. All are welcome!

Oil Painting Classes
Oil painting classes continues each Monday evening from 8:00pm to 10:00pm in Teach Duchais, Drumeela. Beginners and improvers are welcome. For further information contact Martin Fullen on 087 2787139.

Outreach Service
The Mohill Family Support Centre's Outreach Service will be available in Carrigallen's Primary Care Centre every Tuesday from 10:00am to 12:30pm.

Local Notes
If you have any item of local interest to be included in the Carrigallen Notes please email carrigallenlocalnotes@gmail.com or alternatively contact me on 0868696686.
 
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26th January 2015

Defibrillators

A public meeting will be held in Community Centre on Wednesday, 4 February at 8:30pm to discuss the provision of new defibrillators and the upkeep of existing ones. Everyone is invited to attend. It is an important meeting concerning all members of the Carrigallen Community.

Yoga

Yoga classes starting Thursday 5 February, in Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen. Beginners classes from 7:00pm-8:00pm, Continuation group from 8.15pm-9.15pm. Please bring a mat and a blanket. Contact Julie on 0871252213, for more information.

Game Night
Carrigallen Gun Club is holding their annual Game Night in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel on Saturday, 31 January 2015. Meals will be served between 8:00pm and 11:00pm. Menu consists of venison, pigeon, rabbit, pheasant, duck, and woodcock dishes. Admission will be €10. All are welcome!

First Ulsters G.A.A. Club
'Ballyconnell First Ulsters' were founded in 1885 by John Alex Clancy and Thomas O'Reilly and were the first G.A.A. football club to have been founded in Ulster. Thomas O'Reilly was the first chairman of the club and was also the first team captain. Very little is known about John Alex Clancy as he died in 1890 at a very young age. Thomas O'Reilly lived all of his life in the Ballyconnell area and was very active in both politics and the social life of the community. He was a member of Bawnboy District Council and was Chairman of the Board of Guardians of Bawnboy Workhouse. He was also Chairman of Cavan County Council for some time. A framed photograph of John Alex Clancy and Thomas O'Reilly is now being displayed in Ballinamore Library as the January 'Picture of the Month'. Opening hours are Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10.00am-5.30pm; Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am-8.00pm; Saturday 10.00am-5.00pm, with daily lunch closing 1.30pm-2.30pm.

Outreach Service
The Mohill Family Support Centre's Outreach Service will be available in Carrigallen's Primary Care Centre every Tuesday from 10:00am to 12:30pm.

Local Notes
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19th January 2015

Charity Card Game
The Seventh Annual 25 Charity Card Game was held in MJs Bar Carrigallen on Sunday 4 January 2015 with thirty-six players taking part. This year's event was held in memory of the late Sean Reilly who passed away before Christmas and had been the main organiser of this event since its inception in 2008. The proceeds from this fundraiser were in aid of the North West Hospice, a charity that has benefited a lot of families in this area over the past number of years. As well as the thirty six card players there was also a large crowd present to support the event either by buying tickets for the card game or for the raffle, (some people contributing between €5 and €30 for tickets) or donating spot prizes. We wish to thank all who supported this worthy cause either by taking part or by donating prizes. Below is a list in no particular order of people who donated money or spot prizes. Thanks to John Mitchell of MJs Bar €20, the use of the premises and for providing refreshments; to Mitchell's Bar for donating a €50 meal voucher first prize in the card game which was won by Brendan Reilly; to Donal Cadden, Kilbrackan Arms Hotel for €40 meal voucher second prize in the card game won by Frances Denehey; Declan Donohoe bottle of brandy third prize in the card game and won by Brian Gormley.

Thanks also to Marian and Brendy Reilly €10, bottle of whiskey and bottle of wine; Charlie and Nuala McCabe €30 fuel voucher; Bruce betting Arva €50 voucher; Catriona Reilly €50,bottle of brandy, gift set, chocolates and biscuits; Leitrim Ploughing Association €50; May McManus and her sisters Nancy and Eileen €30; Fosters Pharmacy €20 voucher; Michael and Dolores Smyth €20, box chocolates and box of sweets; Cathal Sheridan €50; John O'Malley €20 voucher; Fergal and Aoife €20; bottles of whiskey from Paddy O'Rourke, Brian Gormley, Tommy Brady, Michael Doherty and Modern Designs; bottle of brandy from Martin Reilly and family; Eamonn Gray, Arva, bottle of wine; MJ Reilly bottle of wine and gift set; Pat Masterson two bottles of wine; Rory McKiernan €5; Eamonn Gray bottle of wine and biscuits; Sean McLoughlin €20; Maureen Gormley €10; Eamonn Dolan €10; Noel Lyons €20; Marian Clancy €10; Vinny and Catherine Lyons bottle of wine and box chocolates; Padraig Harte €20; Catherine Dolan €10; Maggie Smith €10; Tommy and Patricia Kiernan €20; Anthony Curran €10; Fiona Reilly €20; Bridie McManus €20; Carrigallen Bingo, Book; Brian and Bernie Mulligan €20; Brendan Kiernan two bottles of wine; JP and Janine McManus €10; Cathal Óg Sheridan €10; Declan O'Brien €10; Padraig and Cait Gormley €10; Anthony Mimna €20. Apologies if we have left anyone out. Again a special thank you to all who made this event the great success that it was and a grand total of €1,290 was raised for this worthy charity.

Oscar Nomination
Congrats to our own David Rawle on his Oscar Nomination for the short animated film 'Song of the Sea'. Directed by Tom Moore, written by Will Collins and produced by Paul Young, Song of the Sea is based around the legend of the Selkies and follows the adventures of Saoirse and her brother Ben. It features the voices of Lucy O'Connell, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Jon Kenny, Pat Shortt, Liam Hourican and Colm Ó Snodaigh. The 87th Academy Awards will be held on 22 February 2015 in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Congratulations
Sarah Farrelly, Drumbreanlis, Carrigallen has won the regional Credit Union art finals and is now heading to Croke Park for the finals. Sarah is daughter of Rosemarie and Cathal Farrelly. Wishing Sarah every success in the finals!

Yoga
Yoga classes starting – Thursday 5 February, in Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen. Beginners classes from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Continuation groupfrom  8.15pm - 9.15pm. Please bring a mat and a blanket. Contact Julie on 08712 52213, for information.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held next Saturday night, 24 January, in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by Mountain Fever. All are welcome!

Game Night
Carrigallen Gun Club is holding their annual Game Night in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel on Saturday, 31 January 2015. Meals will be served between 8:00pm and 11:00pm. Menu consists of venison, pigeon, rabbit, pheasant, duck, and woodcock dishes. Admission €10.

LYTC Carrigallen Drama Sessions Resume
Leitrim Youth Theatre Co. Carrigallen Junior groups and Senior 1 recommence on Monday 26 January 2015. Junior Groups: from 5:30pm to 6:30pm 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Senior 1 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm, for all current members. Senior Group 2 recommenced sessions on Tuesday 20 January for current enrolled members from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. No new enrolments until September 2015 for new members, enquiries to Maura at 0879036436.

The Senior 2 group were privileged to work with Abbey actor, director Livin Dred, and Cavan man Aaron Monaghan on Saturday last. Aaron's workshop looked at physical theatre, the use of the physical body as key to development of character without, costume, props etc. We want to thank the Corn Mill Theatre, Brian Reilly, Ronan Ward, and Sean McIntyre for organising this event for us at the Corn Mill Theatre.

LYTC Carrigallen currently accommodates seventy young people in Carrigallen. The Company now entering its tenth year since the setting up of LYTC, includes groups in Carrick on Shannon, junior and Senior Manorhamilton a Senior Group. The Company is grateful to Arts officers former Caoimhin Corrigan, current Philip Delamare, and Kate McCarty for their ongoing part funding and support.

Special Sitting of Mohill District Court!
The closure of Courthouses around the country has upset and angered many people and none more than the people of Mohill. However, a special sitting of Mohill District Court will be held on 2 May 2015 in the Hunt Hall, Castle Street, Mohill at 9:00pm sharp! The last special sitting of Mohill District Court took place last May 2014 when Judge John James Sharkey presided over Percy French v The West Clare Railway Company. Percy French won his case and was awarded £10 plus expenses. Now the West Clare Railway is counter suing Percy French. Judge John James Sharkey will preside over the case.  It all relates to the song 'Are Ya right there Michael are ya right' which Percy composed after he won his case last May.  The West Clare Railway is suing Percy for Libel and Slander. In the meantime, statements are being taken from various witnesses and they will be examined and cross examined on the day by two very eminent counsels, Mr Bailey and Mr Considine. The Co. Leitrim Percy French Society is summoning everyone to come out and support Percy against the might of the West Clare Railway so that Percy can enjoy his party the following night Sunday 3 May 2015! Regular updates will be posted between now and the Court date!

Come to Court on Saturday 2 May 2015 at 9:00pm in the Hunt Hall, Castle Street, Mohill. This is an original script written by Tish Dunleavy and produced by Frank Cadam. Then come and celebrate Percy's Party on Sunday night 3 May at 9:00pm sharp in the Hunt Hall, Castle Street, Mohill where the County Leitrim Percy French performing group will perform some fantastically witty Percy French songs they haven't performed before.

Outreach Service
The Mohill Family Support Centre's Outreach Service will be available in Carrigallen's Primary Care Centre every Tuesday from 10:00am to 12:30pm.

Local Notes
If you have any item of local interest to be included in the Carrigallen Notes please email carrigallenlocalnotes@gmail.com or alternatively contact me on 0868696686.
 
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12th January 2015

Don't Tell the Bride visits Carrigallen
On Wednesday, 10 December 2014, Threase Finnegan, daughter of Martina and Michael Finnegan, Drummerkane, Carrigallen got married in St Mary's Church, Carrigallen after only three weeks of her now husband Matthew's planning of their dream day. The adventure began in September when the young couple seen an advertisement that RTÉ were looking for couples to take part in the television show 'Don't Tell The Bride'. Threase and Matthew applied and after many interviews and meetings, finally found out in the last week of November that they had been accepted for the show. The show involved the couple being given €10,000 for their wedding on the conditions that the groom planned the whole day down to every last detail. Another condition of the show was that the couple had absolutely no contact for the three weeks before the wedding.

Threase and their guests did not find out the wedding date until four days prior to the wedding. The couple enjoyed a unique day with their family and friends and would like to thank them all for helping make their day special. They would like to thank them for their patience as filming inevitably delayed some parts of the day. They would also like to thank Fr D. Murray PP Carrigallen, for his beautiful ceremony and his ability to keep secrets from the Bride herself! The show will be aired at the end of February; however, no dates have been released yet. Congratulations to Threase and Matthew on the occasion of their wedding and wishing them a long life of wedded bliss!

Tragic Accident
Sympathy is extended to Dolores Smyth and family, Aughawillen, Carrigallen on the death of her nephew Martin Cadden, following a tragic car accident in New Zealand recently. His funeral took place in St Joseph's Church, Loughduff, Co Cavan on Tuesday 13 January 2015. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Creative Writing
Scríobh, Carrigallen Creative Writing group continue for this season on tonight 14, 21, 28 January, 4, 11 and 25 February in Carrigallen Library at 8.00pm. This could be your New Year Resolution! Do you write? Do you want to write? All you need is a pen and paper, come join with us in a relaxed and friendly setting, ordinary people writing together in a safe environment! Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Classes are free. For more information please contact Helen on 049-4339188. Library opening hours Monday 1.30pm to 3.30pm & 4.00pm to 8.00pm; Wednesday 10.45am to 2.45pm & 3.00pm to 5.00pm and Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm.

Recent Engagement
Congratulations to Brian Gormley, son of Maureen and Joe Gormley, Kilbracken, Carrigallen and Margaret Smith, Drumreilly who announced their engagement recently.

Bingo

Bingo on Sunday night next, 18 January at 8.30pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

Corn Mill Theatre
Big Guerilla Productions and the Corn Mill Theatre presents Seamus O'Rourke and the wonderfully talented Clare Monnelly for two pieces of new Irish writing in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Friday and Saturday, 16 and 17  January. Clare Monnelly (Moone Boy, Alone it Stands, Ride On) makes her debut as a writer when she performs her own writing 'Charlie's a Clepto', and Seamus' lastest play 'Indigestion', a new story of everything that could go wrong with a man and still there's Hope.
Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 049-4339612 or 086-8765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Sympathy
The death occurred of Len Smith of 2 Cois Locha, Carrigallen, in Cavan General Hospital recently. Len was born and raised in Exeter, Devon, England. His love of the sea brought him to join the Merchant Navy at the age of sixteen. He travelled the world and spent the war at sea - twice being torpedoed. On one of these occasions, he spent the night in the sea, hearing his ship mates being taken by sharks (he always attributed his survival of that night to being covered in ships' oil).

After the Merchant Navy, he worked for Michelin Tyres in London, and then moved back to his beloved Devon to open his own tyre business. He was also lucky enough to be able to buy a yacht at this time. He spent many happy hours and days sailing Panacea around the coast of England and made over forty trips to France - happily bringing his quota of red wine back each time! He spent his retirement in the pretty village of Lympstone in Devon, until he and his wife Eleanor made the brave decision to move - at the age of 92- to Ireland- to Carrigallen, to be near their daughter & her family.

He spent only a short time here, fourteen months in total, but he was surrounded by his family, and received great care from the Home Help service and hospital staff. Len is sadly missed by all who knew him. Sympathy is expressed to his wife, Eleanor, daughter Julie and Seamus; grandchildren Jessica, Thiernan and Shalyn O'Rourke, relatives and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held next Saturday night, 17 January, in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by Family Affair. All are welcome!

Turkey Trot
Arva Trotters would like to extend their sincere thanks to everyone who took part in our Turkey Trot, and also to all who helped out on the day. We look forward to seeing you all at the presentation of funds raised to Enable Ireland on Saturday 31 January 2015 at 9.00pm in the Breffni Arms Hotel. We would also like to extend an invitation to anybody who would like to join us on our exploits. The Arva Trotters meet at the Breffni Arms Hotel each Sunday at 11.15am and Thursdays at 8.00pm.

Cavan Business News
Follow @CavanBizNews on twitter for all the latest business news from Cavan town and county. Email your Cavan business news stories to cavanbiznews@gmail.com for future coverage on the @CavanBizNews Twitter account.

Outreach Service
The Mohill Family Support Centre's Outreach Service will be available in Carrigallen's Primary Care Centre every Tuesday from 10:00am to 12:30pm.

Local Notes
If you have any item of local interest to be included in the Carrigallen Notes please email carrigallenlocalnotes@gmail.com or alternatively contact me on 0868696686.
 
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5th January 2015

Creative Writing
Scríobh, Carrigallen Creative Writing group continue for this season on 14, 21, 28 January, 4, 11 and 25 February in Carrigallen Library at 8.00pm. This could be your New Year Resolution! Do you write? Do you want to write? All you need is a pen and paper, come join with us in a relaxed and friendly setting, ordinary people writing together in a safe environment! Booking is essential as spaces are limited. For more information please contact Helen on 0494339188. Library opening hours Monday 1.30pm to 3.30pm & 4.00pm to 8.00pm; Wednesday 10.45am to 2.45pm & 3.00pm to 5.00pm and Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm.

Social Dancing
Social dancing will be held next Saturday night, 10 January, in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by The Hustlers. All are welcome!

Christmas Morning Swim
Christmas morning swim was held at Gulladoo Lake, with all proceeds going to North West Hospice. This event was organised by Cathriona McManus and Áine Murray. Well done girls and to all who helped out in anyway in making this another very successful fundraiser! Congratulations to all those who braved the elements in aid of this worthy cause, and even local County Councillor Paddy O'Rourke, Cathaoirleach Leitrim County Council, did not disappear after the photo-shoot, he waited and took the plunge, complete with his Chain of Office and green dickie bow! A big thank you to all who attended and supported this event!

Sympathy
Sympathy is expressed to Sean Ledwith and family, Killahurk, Carrigallen on the recent death of his mother Brigid Ledwith, Navan, Co Meath and formerly of Portlongfield, Killeshandra, Co Cavan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

Corn Mill Theatre
Big Guerilla Productions and the Corn Mill Theatre presents Seamus O'Rourke and the wonderfully talented  Clare Monnelly for two pieces of new Irish writing in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Friday and Saturday, 16 and 17 January. Clare Monnelly (Moone Boy, Alone it Stands, Ride On) makes her debut as a writer when she performs her own writing 'Charlie's a Clepto', and Seamus' lastest play 'Indigestion', a new story of everything that could go wrong with a man and still there's Hope. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 0494339612 or 0868765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Outreach Service
The Mohill Family Support Centre's Outreach Service will be available in Carrigallen's Primary Care Centre every Tuesday from 10:00am to 12:30pm.

Local Notes
If you have any item of local interest to be included in the Carrigallen Notes please email carrigallenlocalnotes@gmail.com or alternatively contact me on 0868696686.
 
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