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18 July 2016

Summer Stars
What better way to spend the summer months reading and taking part in the Summer Star free reading programme in Carrigallen Library? Join in the fun of reading lots of exciting books. Fun rewards will be provided along the way. Have six books read and returned to the library before 3 September 2016. Happy reading!

Congratulations
Congratulations to Aisling Doonan, Druminchin Glebe, Carrigallen on winning the Guild of Irish Lacemakers Award for her wrap/long scarf titled Lusna at the RDS National Crafts Competition recently.

Tom Clarke at the Corn Mill
Tom Clarke was the first signatory of the 1916 proclamation and one of the main instigators of the 1916 rising. He was also a family man with a wife and three young children.  His father was from Errew in Carrigallen. He was great friends with his fellow signatory and Kiltyclogher man Sean Mac Diarmada.

The play "Tom Clarke's One True Love', written by Killian McGuinness and performed by the Corn Mill Theatre Group, dramatizes the life of Tom Clarke the public and private man. It is betimes heartbreakingly sad but peppered with comedy. Performances take place in the Corn Mill Theatre in July, on Wednesday 20, Thursday 21, Friday 22, Thursday 28 and Saturday 30 July.  Doors open at 8.00pm and the show will start at 8.30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10.00am-4.00pm.

Margaret of New Orleans Cottage
The cottage will be open every Sunday during the months of July and August, in Tully South, Carrigallen from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

Wedding
Congratulations to Kiernan Kelleher son of Michael and Christina Kelleher, Drumhaldry and Amanda Fay, Drung who were married in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Drung recently. Chief celebrant was Fr Frank Kelleher P.P. Castlerahan, uncle of the groom, assisted by Fr Liam Kelly P.P. Drung and Fr Denis Murray P.P. Carrigallen. Best man was Micheal Kelleher brother of the groom and groomsmen were Declan Cassidy and Sean Godley. Maid of Honour was Aisling Low sister of the bride and the bridesmaids were Claire Corr and Mary Murphy. Flower girls were Ella Fay and Katie Fay nieces of the bride. Page boys were Aaron Quinn, Luke Quinn and Charlie Kelleher nephews of the groom. The reception was held in the Kilmore Hotel Cavan. Best wishes to the happy couple who are touring America on their honeymoon.

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 23 July 2016 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!

Centenary Lecture on Peter Paul Galligan at Ballinamore Library
Leitrim County Library's Centenary Lecture Series continues this month with a presentation on Carrigallen-born Peter Paul Galligan – reputedly 'one of the most dangerous men in the Rebel Movement'. The lecture will be delivered by Kevin Galligan, grandson of Peter Paul Galligan, at the County Library in Ballinamore on Thursday, 28 July at 8.00 pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. Booking is advisable 071 9645566.

Mindfulness Retreat Workshop 
One Day Mindfulness Retreat Workshop with the experienced facilitator, Helen McCrarren, in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre on Sunday, 24 July 2016.  The workshop will outline how to relish and rejoice in the wonder of the present moment.  Cost: €60. For further information or to register, please phone 087 4129385 or email: helen@mindbodyenergymatters.ie

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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11 July 2016

Knit a Square. Make a Toy
Calling all 8 year olds and upwards who have a knowledge of knitting to book a place for Knit a Square, Make a Toy knitting event on Saturday, 16, 23 & 30 July, in Carrigallen Library, from 11.30am to 12.30pm. All materials will be supplied. Contact the library at 049 439188 for more information and to book as places are limited. 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.

Tom Clarke at The Corn Mill Theatre
Tom Clarke was the first signatory of the 1916 proclamation and one of the main instigators of the 1916 rising. He was also a family man with a wife and three young children.  His father was from Errew in Carrigallen. He was great friends with his fellow signatory and Kiltyclogher man Sean MacDiarmada. The play "Tom Clarke's One True Love', written by Killian McGuinness and performed by the Corn Mill Theatre Group, dramatizes the life of Tom Clarke the public and private man. It is betimes heartbreakingly sad but peppered with comedy. Performances take place in the Corn Mill Theatre in July, on Wednesday 20, Thursday 21, Friday 22, Thursday 28 and Saturday 30 July.  Doors open at 8.00pm and the show starts at 8.30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10.00am-4.00pm.

Swimming Lessons
Water Safety swimming lessons and lifesaving skills classes commenced at Gulladoo Lake on Monday, 11 July. Enrolment next Monday, 18 July at 9.30am at the lake for the last week.

Women's Group
Women's Group outing to Galway on Saturday, 23 July - city sightseeing tour, boat cruise on River Corrib, shopping in afternoon and dinner en route home. Cost €60 per person. Deposit of €20 to Ann or Eilish on or before Friday, 15 July please. Everyone welcome.

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 16 July 2016 in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am, music by Mary O'Connor. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group
Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group meet in the Day Care Centre Room Health Care Centre, Carrigallen on Friday mornings from 10.30am to 12 noon. Open to all parents/grandparents/child minders or adults over the age of 18 in the care of babies/toddlers. €2 admission. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet new people and for social interaction and for your babies/toddlers to interact and play with others. Call Laura on 086 6035977, for more information.

Monster Bingo
Monstet Bingo will be held in Canon Donohoe Hall, Mohill in aid of Mohill Family Support Centre on Sunday, 17 July at 3.00pm.  Raffle prizes on the day as well as jackpot of €500.  Come join us on the day and be lucky!!

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.

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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04 July 2016

Tea and Coffee Afternoon
Tea and Coffee Afternoon will be held at Bridie McManus' house, Beaghmore on Sunday, 10 July from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. All proceeds in aid of Oncology Unit, Cavan General Hospital. All welcome.

Swimming Lessons
Water Safety swimming lessons and lifesaving skills classes at Gulladoo Lake from Monday, 11 July until Friday, 22 July. Enrolment both Mondays at 9:30am at the lake.

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 9 July 2016 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!

Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group
Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group meet in the Day Care Centre Room Health Care Centre, Carrigallen on Friday mornings from 10.30am to 12 noon. Open to all parents/grandparents/child minders or adults over the age of 18 in the care of babies/toddlers. €2 admission. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet new people and for social interaction and for your babies/toddlers to interact and play with others. Call Laura on 086 6035977, for more information.

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age
Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age have been out and about again recently! Firstly, Members and friends went to an Exhibition in Ballinamore Library about events during 1916, in particular a documentary film on the life of Sean Mac Diarmada. The Exhibition had many of his belongings for us to look at, as well as Role Books of local schools to look up our friends and families!

Sean Mac Diarmada (27 January 1883-12 May 1916), also known as Sean MacDermott, was an Irish political activist and revolutionary leader. He was one of the seven leaders of the Easter Rising of 1916, and a member of the Military Committee of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) and was a signatory of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. He was executed for his part in the Rising at the age of thirty-three.

Raised in rural County Leitrim, he was a member of many associations which promoted the cause of the Irish language, Gaelic revival and Irish nationalism in general, including the Gaelic League. Within the Irish Republican Brotherhood, he was a close colleague and friend of veteran republican Tom Clarke.

Later on in the month we visited Dublin, firstly to the Little Museum, based in Stephens Green, a town house with some of the rooms given over to exhibitions depicting various stages of life in Ireland, including history regarding the Rising. Many original items have been donated to the Museum over the years, giving an authenticity to the displays and information. That evening saw us in the John Field Room at the National Concert Hall for a performance by the Co Leitrim Percy French Society (based in Mohill). The auditorium was packed for this stage interpretation, which will also be part of the Mardi Grá celebrations in Carrigallen.

Planning is taking place for our short break later on in the summer – and we are looking forward to our first session of our Healthy Body, Healthy Mind project with Veronica Conaty. Like to join us? Then please contact our Secretary on 0494339946.

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.

Taispeàntas Samhraidh 2016
The annual art exhibition will take place in Teach Dùchais, Drumeela on Friday, 8 July at 8.00pm. The exhibition will be opened by Cormac Ó Sùilleàbhain, a native of Ballinamore and author of 'Leitrim's Republican Story'.  There will be a music recital on the night featuring piano, harp, flute and singing. Refreshments served. Works of Art in any medium are welcome for display and will be taken into Teach Dùchais on Thursday, July 7th between 6–9pm. Outdoor painting workshops on Saturday, 9 July with assembly at Teach Dùchais from 10.30am. Workshop will be held indoors if weather is wet. Bring a packed lunch and painting materials. Everybody welcome. Fàilte roimh chàch. Enquiries and information call 071 9636012 or Ailish 087 7561162. Supported by Foras Èireann.

Pilgrimage
There are a limited number of places still available on the Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome from 12-17 September 2016 to mark the Year of Mercy. Fare: €799 per person sharing.  If interested, please contact the Diocesan Pastoral Centre on 049 4375004 as soon as possible, please.

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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06 June 2016

Margaret of New Orleans Mardi Grá Festival
Margaret of New Orleans Mardi Grá International Jazz, Trad & Food is upon us. Following many months of dedicated commitment and hard work by the committee they are delighted to present the highlights of the Festival programme. It is a four day festival commencing on Friday 1 July until Monday 4 July 2016. It will kick off at 7.30pm with the Hill Street Silver Marching Band leading the Mardi Grá parade, followed by the official opening by special guest from New Orleans and the newly crowned Leitrim Rose, at the New Orleans Quarter in the hall car park. Puppet Show at 9.00pm in the hall. The evening closes with The Ultimate Big Band Show from 9.00pm-11.00pm.

Saturday is a day of sporting activities with the MDI Race/Walk, kayaking on the Town Lake, and yoga in Bredagh Old School at 11.00am. Creative arts workshops include craft for 8–12 year olds in the library from 11.00am-12noon, music in Vocational School from 11.00-12.30, song writing in Vocational School from 11.00am-1.00pm, drama for 8-13 year olds from 12noon to 1.30pm in the Corn Mill Theatre, and dance & movement from 2.00-3.30pm in the Community hall.

Music on Saturday evening by Dixieland Jazz Band, from 7-9pm, in the New Orleans Quarter. An evening with Percy French in Bredagh Old School at 8.30pm. Saturday's events close with the Basskillers from 9.00-11.00pm.

Following Cemetery Sunday in St Mary's, enjoy an Ice Cream in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland at the National School. Then head for Tully South for the Heritage Day at Margaret's Cottage from 2.00-5.00pm. Music in the New Orleans Quarter by Blue Tack & the Green Horns from 7.00-9.00pm

The culinary highlight of the Festival will be Rachel Allen's Cookery demonstration on Monday evening, in the Corn Mill Theatre at 7.00pm. Admission €15 and booking at 04943 39612 or 08687 65377 between 10.00am-4.00pm. Complimenting Rachel will be local artisan food producers in the hall from 6.00pm.

There will be music in local pubs throughout the weekend. Themed BBQs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, €10 per person, €5 per child. 1916 Transition Year Vocational School Art display runs in the Corn Mill Theatre from 7.00-9.30pm each evening. For further details visit www.margaretmardigra.com and download the festival programme or visit us on Facebook. The inaugural festival aims to bring the community together through arts, music and food to celebrate and promote the story of Margaret and Carrigallen.

Carrigallen Library
Craft workshop by Just Jules on Saturday, 2 July from 11.00-12noon, for 8-12 year olds. On Monday, 4 July storytelling by Séamas Mac Annaidh for 6-10year olds, from 2.00-3.00pm. Contact the library at 049 4339188 to book. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Opening hours Monday 1.30pm to 3.30pm & 4.00 to 8.00pm; Wednesday 10.45am to 2.45pm & 3.00pm to 5.00pm and Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm.

Dublin to Carrigallen!
After their sell out show in the National Concert Hall Dublin, where better could the Percy French group appear than in Bredagh Old School Carrigallen where the song 'Phil the Fluthers Ball' was premiered? The group will perform in Bredagh Old School Carrigallen on Saturday 2 July at 8.30pm sharp as part of the Margaret from New Orleans Festival. Percy French & Paddy Reilly will attend! Come along for a night of music, song and drama which promises to be great fun. You won't be disappointed!

MDI 10k Race/Walk
It's that time of year again and Katherine and Vinny Lyons are holding the annual Carrigallen 10k Road Race and Walk in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland on 02 July 2016 in Carrigallen. Any support would be greatly appreciated. Please contact them as soon as possible to confirm if you are able assist. Currently they are seeking sponsorship or help with the following: Marshalls and helpers; spot prizes for the race winners; water stations set up with volunteers to help provide plastic disposable water cups to the runners on the road; refreshments for the volunteers and runners after the event (sandwiches, tea, coffee, cakes, fruit, paper plates etc.) Please note if you want to find out more about the event please go to their Facebook page or the following link find out more about this worthy charity at www.mdi.ie .Respite is a means of giving carers a physical break from what is continuous and demanding work. Without this type of support, enormous strain both physical and emotional is experienced by carers. Weekend breaks, respite in the home, and youth and adult summer camps are offered to members and their families. Regular and secure funding for this respite service is essential, to enable members and families to have a good quality of living.
Race starts at Carrigallen GAA Park, at 1.00pm. Registration fee is €10.

Margaret's Great Bake Off Competition
Calling all brown and soda cake makers to enter a special competition in honour of Margaret of New Orleans also known as The Breadwoman of New Orleans. This event will take place at Margaret's cottage Tully South, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim at the Heritage Day event, Sunday 3 July, as part of The Margaret of New Orleans Jazz, Trad & Food Festival. Enteries will be accepted from 1.00pm until 2.00pm on the day and please include name and a phone number. A prize will be awarded for each section with a perpetual trophy awarded by an experienced judge to the overall winner. Results will be announced at the end of this eventful family day. Further enquiries phone Bernie on 0863045126.

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 2 July 2016 in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by The Lancers. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Cemetery Sunday
Cemetery Sunday will be held on Sunday, 3 July after 11.00am Mass in St Mary's Church.

Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group
Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group meet in the Day Care Centre Room Health Care Centre, Carrigallen on Friday mornings from 10.30am to 12 noon. Open to all parents/grandparents/child minders or adults over the age of 18 in the care of babies/toddlers. €2 admission. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet new people and for social interaction and for your babies/toddlers to interact and play with others. Call Laura on 086 6035977, for more information.

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.

Annual Art Exhibition
Annual art exhibition will be held in Teach Dúchais Drumeela on Friday, 8 July 2016 at 8.30pm. Exhibition will be opened by Cormac O' Súilleabháin, author and native of Ballinamore. Cormac will speak on the Leitrim connection to 1916, and in particular on the lives of Seán MacDiarmada and Tom Clarke. There will be entertainment and refreshments will be served. Works of art in any medium are welcome for display and will be taken into Teach Dúchais on Thursday 7 July between 6.00-9.00pm. A special welcome to the Transition Year Art Students, Carrigallen Vocational School, who will exhibit their work at this event. An outdoor sketching and painting workshop will take place on 9 Saturday - assembly at Teach Dúchais at 10.30am.. Everybody welcome. Supported by Forás ÉIreann. Enquiries to Ailish 087-7561162.

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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06 June 2016

MDI 10k Race/Walk

It's that time of year again and Katherine and Vinny Lyons are holding the annual Carrigallen 10k Road Race and Walk in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland on 02 July 2016 in Carrigallen. Any support would be greatly appreciated. Please contact them as soon as possible to confirm if you are able assist. Currently they are seeking sponsorship or help with the following: Marshalls and helpers; spot prizes for the race winners; water stations set up with volunteers to help provide plastic disposable water cups to the runners on the road; refreshments for the volunteers and runners after the event (sandwiches, tea, coffee, cakes, fruit, paper plates etc.) Please note if you want to find out more about the event please go to their Facebook page or the following http://www.facebook.com/Carrigallen10kRaceRunForMdi or find out more about this worthy charity at www.mdi.ie .Respite is a means of giving carers a physical break from what is continuous and demanding work. Without this type of support, enormous strain both physical and emotional is experienced by carers. Weekend breaks, respite in the home, and youth and adult summer camps are offered to members and their families. Regular and secure funding for this respite service is essential, to enable members and families to have a good quality of living. Race starts at Carrigallen GAA Park, at 1.00pm. Registration fee is €10.

Carrigallen Library
Leitrim County Library Service presents a lecture by Sinéad McCoole on 1916 Rising and the Leitrim links in Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen on Saturday, 25 June 2016, at 7.30pm. Admission is free. Booking essential by contacting Carrigallen library on 04943 39188. Sinéad McCoole is the author of two highly acclaimed Irish history titles, Hazel: A Life of Lady Laverty and No Ordinary Women: Irish Female Activists, 1900-1923. Her latest publication is Easter Widows. She is an exhibition researcher and curator for the Irish Government Heritage Service, and has curated exhibitions on Irish history and Irish art in Ireland and America. She is currently Director of the Jackie Clarke Collection and she lives in Mayo. 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. Phone no 04943 39188. Alternatively contact Library Headquarters Ballinamore at 07196 45582.

Danger Money
Seamus O'Rourke will perform Danger Money, written by John McManus in the Corn Mill Theatre on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 23, 24 and 25 June. London was only ever meant to be a stepping stone for Teddy 'the Mucker' Tucker but somehow he stayed there for over thirty years until one day he abruptly abandoned his friends and his job and returned home to North Leitrim. He now finds himself in the bog wondering: Should snakes receive the Free Travel Pass? Are birds the souls of people that have passed on? What is that clown in number six smoking? Do we know what we don't know? Why is he bagging turf when he doesn't even have a fireplace. Doors open at 8.00pm and show starts at 8.30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10.00am-4.00pm.

International Jazz, Trad & Food Festival
First Day of July heralds the Margaret of New Orleans Mardi Grá Festival from Friday 1st-Monday 4th July 2016. The Margaret Mardi Grá banner flies proudly over Carrigallen town introducing everyone to what promises to be an exciting and creative festival! The festival also features two major Jazz Bands - The Ultimate Big Band Show and The Des Hopkins Dixieland Jazzband, Ireland's original Guinness & New Orleans Jazzband. Our Guest Star is Rachel Allen and she is looking forward to the weekend, finishing on Monday 4th July with her Cooking Demonstration in the Corn Mill Theatre. Tickets are €15.00 and booking is essential at 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10.00am-4.00pm.

Margaret's Great Bake off Competition
Calling all brown and soda cake makers to enter a special competition in honour of Margaret of New Orleans also known as The Breadwoman of New Orleans. This event will take place at Margaret's cottage Tully South, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim at the Heritage Day event as part of The Margaret of New Orleans Jazz, Trad & Food Festival. Enteries will be accepted from 1.00pm until 2.00pm on the day. There will be two prizes in each section awarded by the experienced Judge. Results will be announced at the end of this eventful family day. Further enquiries phone Bernie on 0863045126.

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 25 June 2016 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!

Cemetery Sunday
Cemetery Sunday will be held on Sunday, 3 July after 11.00am Mass in St Mary's Church.

Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group
Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group meet in the Day Care Centre Room Health Care Centre, Carrigallen on Friday mornings from 10.30am to 12 noon. Open to all parents/grandparents/child minders or adults over the age of 18 in the care of babies/toddlers. €2 admission. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet new people and for social interaction and for your babies/toddlers to interact and play with others. Call Laura on 086 6035977, for more information.

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.

Social Fitness Class
There is a social fitness class taking place on Thursday at 10am in Ballinamore GAA gym. This class is fantastic for those who want to start exercising as it's so importance to stay fit and healthy for both physical and mental health  "If you don't use it, you lose it" All welcome especially those who are retired and are looking to stay fit, healthy and social. For further information, contact 0879390980.

Leitrim/West Cavan
Leitrim/West Cavan branches of Down Syndrome Ireland annual Ransboro Race will take place on Saturday, 25 June 2016 at starting and finishing at Ransboro Church. For further information contact Neil at neil@hastings.ie

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
Leitrim County Library Service presents a lecture by Sinéad McCoole on 1916 Rising and the Leitrim links in Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen on Saturday, 25 June 2016, at 7.30pm. Admission is free. Booking essential by contacting Carrigallen library on 04943 39188.

Sinéad McCoole is the author of two highly acclaimed Irish history titles, Hazel: A Life of Lady Laverty and No Ordinary Women: Irish Female Activists, 1900-1923. Her latest publication is Easter Widows. She is an exhibition researcher and curator for the Irish Government Heritage Service, and has curated exhibitions on Irish history and Irish art in Ireland and America. She is currently Director of the Jackie Clarke Collection and she lives in Mayo. 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. Phone no 04943 39188.

Margaret's Great Bake off Competition

Calling all brown and soda cake makers to enter a special competition in honour of Margaret of New Orleans also known as The Breadwoman of New Orleans. This event will take place at Margaret's cottage Tully South, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim at the Heritage Day event as part of The Margaret of New Orleans Jazz, Trad & Food Festival. Enteries will be accepted from 1.00pm until 2.00pm on the day. There will be two prizes in each section awarded by the experienced Judge. Results will be announced at the end of this eventful family day. Further enquiries phone Bernie on 0863045126.

International Jazz, Trad & Food Festival

The Margaret of New Orleans Mardi Grá International Jazz, Trad & Food Festival will run from Friday, 1 July to Monday, 4 July in Carrigallen. This fun filled family festival has something for everyone; check out the brochure which is available in the local shops and bars. Your support of the Festival will be greatly appreciated! For further information, check out the website: www.margaretsmardigra.com or email mardigra2016@gmail.com or Philip on 0868343552.

Barbeque

Bredagh Old School Carrigallen annual barbeque will be held on Friday, 24 June 2016, food will be served from 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group

Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group meet in the Day Care Centre Room Health Care Centre, Carrigallen on Friday mornings from 10.30am to 12 noon. Open to all parents/grandparents/child minders or adults over the age of 18 in the care of babies/toddlers. €2 admission. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet new people and for social interaction and for your babies/toddlers to interact and play with others.
Call Laura on 086 6035977 for more information.

Social Dancing

Social dancing on Saturday, 18 June 2016 in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by Sean Cox. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

MDI Race/Walk

Carrigallen Annual 10k Race/Walk will be held on Saturday, 2 July 2016, in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. Starting at Carrigallen GAA Park, at 1.00pm. Registration fee is €10. To register please contact Katherine at 0894529351 or email: kathy.m.lyons@hotmail.com For further information visit their Facebook page Carrigallen10kRaceRunForMdi

Danger Money

Seamus O'Rourke will perform Danger Money, written by John McManus in the Corn Mill Theatre on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 23, 24 and 25 June. Doors open at 8.00pm and show starts at 8.30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10.00am-4.00pm.

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.

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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06 June 2016

Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group
Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group meet in the Day Care Centre Room Health Care Centre, Carrigallen on Friday mornings from 10.30am to 12 noon. Open to all parents/grandparents/child minders or adults over the age of 18 in the care of babies/toddlers. €2 admission. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet new people and for social interaction and for your babies/toddlers to interact and play with others. Call Laura on 086 6035977 for more information.

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 11 June 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!

MDI Race/Walk
Carrigallen Annual 10k Race/Walk will be held on Saturday, 2 July 2016, in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. Starting at Carrigallen GAA Park, at 1.00pm. Registration fee is €10. To register please contact Katherine at 0894529351 or email: kathy.m.lyons@hotmail.com For further information visit their Facebook page Carrigallen10kRaceRunForMdi

Danger Money
Big Guerilla Productions will perform Danger Money, written by John McManus in the Corn Mill Theatre on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 23, 24 and 25 June. Doors open at 8.00pm and show starts at 8.30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10.00am-4.00pm.

Kilmore Diocesan
Diocesan Year of Mercy Afternoon of Prayer will take place on Sunday, 12 June 2016 in St. Patrick's Church, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim beginning at 3.00pm and concluding with Mass celebrated by Bishop Leo O'Reilly at 5.15pm. The afternoon will be conducted by Fr. Eamonn Devlin CM, Spiritual Director of the National Board of Trustees of the St. Vincent de Paul and is aimed at those who serve the Church in a pastoral, administrative or charitable role or who are involved in any way with various church organisations. All welcome.

SafeTalk Training
SafeTalk Training in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Wednesday, 22 June next, from 9.30am to 1.00pm. This training prepares participants to identify people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide first-aid resources. There is no cost.  For further information, please contact Emer Mulligan, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, HSE Cavan-Monaghan Mental Health Services, by email: emer.mulligan@hse.ie or by telephoning 086 1717563. Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 15 June 2016.

Local Notes
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Thank You!
Kevin and Noreen McManus would like to thank all of their relations, their neighbours on Church Street and all of the people from Carrigallen and the surrounding area that were such a great help to them after the recent fire at their home. Noreen and Kevin are so grateful for all the assistance and support they received over the last fortnight and it demonstrates what a strong community spirit exists in Carrigallen during times of need.

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age
Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age need to give themselves a huge pat on the back! They have been doing some serious fund-raising recently, but not for themselves. Earlier this month Alfie and Ann Harte hosted an Alzheimer's Tea Day, on behalf of Active Age, in their home at Cois Locha, raising an amazing €870! We are assured that all money raised locally will be used locally to help people living with Alzheimer's, their families and carers. Also in May, €60 was raised for Arthritis Ireland to go towards the development of the first dedicated Unit, in Ireland, for Children with Arthritis. Sadly, some children are waiting over two years for a diagnosis to enable them to start the vital treatment they need. We would like to thank everyone who supported us so generously in raising this phenomenal amount of money for two such very worthy causes.

Margaret of New Orleans Mardi Grá Festival
Final plans are all coming together for our exciting festival which will be held from Friday, 1 July to Monday, 4 July 2016. Rachel Allen, Des Hopkins former member of the Dublin Jazz Band and friends, Cavan Big Band, Heritage Day at Margaret New Orleans cottage, many fringe events for children are some of the events which will be taking place. We would really appreciate it if people would dress in fancy dress/costume/carnival/mardi gra for our parade on Friday evening at 7.00pm approximately. If any organisation out there has a float not being used could you lend it to us, or come along with your floats, (please no tractors or big lorries).

Also did you know that the Margaret of New Orleans Mardi Grá festival has a Go Fund Me page? You can donate to our worthy cause and any moneys raised will go towards the running of the events during the festival itself and more importantly, allow us to bring some authentic food and musical talent directly from New Orleans! 

All donations are appreciated and gratefully accepted. You can click on the link from our website: www.margaretymardigra.com or go directly to the GoFundMe page on: www.gofundme.com/76u8ypws

Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group
Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group meet in the Day Care Centre Room Health Care Centre, Carrigallen on Friday mornings from 10.30am to 12 noon. Open to all parents/grandparents/child minders or adults over the age of 18 in the care of babies/toddlers. €2 admission. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet new people and for social interaction and for your babies/toddlers to interact and play with others. Call Laura on 086 6035977 for more information.

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 3 June 2016 in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by The Lancers. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

MDI Race/Walk
Carrigallen Annual 10k Race/Walk will be held on Saturday, 2 July 2016, in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. Starting at Carrigallen GAA Park, at 1.00pm. Registration fee is €10. To register please contact Katherine at 0894529351 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 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.

Danger Money
Big Guerilla Productions will perform Danger Money, written by John McManus in the Corn Mill Theatre on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 23, 24 and 25 June. Doors open at 8.00pm and show starts at 8.30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10.00am-4.00pm.

Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre
Relics of St Oliver Plunkett will visit the chapel of the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan on Tuesday, 7 June next. The relics will arrive at the centre at 10.00am and will be available for veneration until 10.00pm. There will be lunchtime Mass in the chapel at 1.15pm for those doing examinations. There will also be Mass celebrated at 5.45pm and 8.00pm.  Confessions will be held from 12 noon to 1.00pm; 4.30pm to 5.30pm; and 6.30pm to 7.45pm. For further information, please ring the Centre on 049 4375004.

SafeTalk Training in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Wednesday, 22 June next from 9.30am to 1.00pm. This training prepares participants to identify people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide first-aid resources.  There is no cost.  For further information, please contact Emer Mulligan, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, HSE Cavan-Monaghan Mental Health Services, by email: emer.mulligan@hse.ie or by telephoning 086 1717563. Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 1 June 2016.

Diocesan Year of Mercy Afternoon of Prayer will take place on Sunday, 12 June 2016 in St. Patrick's Church, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim beginning at 3.00pm and concluding with Mass celebrated by Bishop Leo O'Reilly at 5.15pm. The afternoon will be conducted by Fr. Eamonn Devlin CM, Spiritual Director of the National Board of Trustees of the St. Vincent de Paul and is aimed at those who serve the Church in a pastoral, administrative or charitable role or who are involved in any way with various church organisations. All welcome!

Eamonn Brady Memorial Fundraiser
Eamonn Brady Memorial Fundraiser will take place on Sunday, 19 June in Aughavas GAA Park. 1.30pm - St. Joseph's underage v Keeldra Gaels. 3.00pm - St. Joseph's Senior v Mohill. 6.00pm - Auction in McCaffreys of GAA Jerseys, All Ireland tickets and restaurants vouchers. Music by CandC DJ and food served. All proceeds from the day will go to Friends of St. Luke's Cancer Care and the Northwest Hospice. You can help by giving on-line if unable to make it on the day. All donations will be greatly appreciated. See St. Joseph's Facebook page for more details.

Local Notes
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The Late James Eddie Kiernan RIP
While the term one of nature's gentlemen is often applied nowhere was it more appropriate than in describing the late James Eddie who passed away on Sunday, 8 May 2016 in Arus Carlon Nursing Home, Mohill, following a period of failing health. Eddie as he was known to many was very much part of Carrigallen having spent all of his eighty eight years in the community where he was known by everyone. While his principal employment was working the land for the Lockhart family and their predecessors the McGuinnesses, it was the wide range of obligingness that he carried out that endeared him to one and all.

Whenever a crises arose in and around Carrigallen, Eddie was the first to be sent for, whether it be to carry out emergency repairs to a roof top, put out a house fire, retrieve an off-roaded vehicle, round up a stray or aggressive animal, alleviate flooding at someone's house or yard, and in addition to all these tasks he would find time to learn someone to drive, run up on a roof top to adjust a TV aerial in order that some elderly person could enjoy their viewing to maximum advantage. Also bereaved families felt reassured when Eddie was at the digging of the graves for their loved ones as everything would be done right.

As a relief postman, Eddie was hugely popular with everybody as they looked forward to the daily brief but cheerful engagement with him as he made his way around the route often reminiscing how he had delivered telegrams to these same houses as a very young boy. Along with this busy life, Eddie found time to read extensively, often finishing a book of three hundred pages in a few nights. Blessed with a good memory until recent years, he could recount with great detail films he had seen as a young lad when he travelled to nearby towns to the cinema. Gardening and maintaining the hedge rows both at his own home and for friends and neighbours came natural to him, being regarded one of the best to take a tool of any kind in his hand.

The large attendance at Eddie's funeral in St Mary's Church, heard Fr Murray, who was joined by Fr Sean McDermott, in celebrating the Mass, regret the passing of one of our community's stalwarts who had been highly respected in the area. Sympathy is extended by his nephew Christy who along with his wife Hester cared for Eddie at their home in Druminchin for some time and to the extended family and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam usual.

Carrigallen Library
Library will open at 2.30pm on Monday next, 30 May 2016. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Margaret of New Orleans Mardi Grá Festival
Fixit Foods will be hosting an artisan food market on Monday, 4 July during the Margaret of New Orleans Mardi Grá Festival. Fixit Foods source and select only the finest food couture and their online service delivers these delicious morsels straight to your door, where ever you may be. If you want to send the taste of Ireland to a loved one abroad, or treat yourself with some unique handmade fare please check out www.fixitfood.com. For more details on the Carrigallen Mardi Grá Festival, 1-4 July, please check out www.margaretmardigra.com or our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Happy Feet Childcare
Applicants are invited for the position of an After School Leader and Childcare Workers (for Relief Panel) in Happy Feet Childcare Carrigallen Childcare Facility Limited. Qualifications are essential and experience is desirable. Please send letter and CV to The Manager, Chapel Road, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim. Closing date is 17 June 2016.

Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group
Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group meet in the Day Care Centre Room Health Care Centre, Carrigallen on Friday mornings from 10.30am to 12 noon. Beginning Friday, 27 May 2016!!! Open to all parents/grandparents/child minders or adults over the age of 18 in the care of babies/toddlers. €2 admission. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet new people and for social interaction and for your babies/toddlers to interact and play with others.
Call Laura on 086 6035977 for more information.

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 28 May 2016 in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by The Lancers. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Kevin McCaffrey RIP
The area was saddened to learn of the death of Kevin McCaffrey of Bawnboy, Co Cavan, which occurred recently following a long illness. Kevin was very well known in the area having worked in the mart in its early years and also as an AI Officer when the service was delivered from Killeshandra. He also served in the Irish Army with many from the area while attached to Connolly Barracks in Longford. Establishing a very successful auctioneering business brought him in touch with many people and when in the late 1990's he bought a bar on Main Street, Carrigallen. Kevin and his family became very much part of the community supporting events and attending everything that was going on. He was a leading member of the Ploughing Match Committee and remained an enthusiast even after having sold on the bar to concentrate on farming and auctioneering. Kevin was a man of quick wit and good turn of phrase, his personality lent itself well to conducting public auctions where he would cajole reluctant bidders by suggesting they really needed what even it was he was selling. Sympathy is extended to his wife Sheila; sons Sean, Kevin, Niall and Padraig; daughter Catriona who is married to Andrew McIntyre of Clooncorrick, Carrigallen. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam usual.

Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre
An Evening of Prayer and Formation for Ministers of Holy Communion will take place on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, from 7.30pm to 9.30pmwhich will be conducted by Fr. Michael McGrath, CC Longford. All Ministers of Holy Communion are welcome to attend.

Relics of St Oliver Plunkett will visit the chapel of the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan on Tuesday, 7 June next. The relics will arrive at the centre at 10.00am and will be available for veneration until 10.00pm. There will be lunchtime Mass in the chapel at 1.15pm for those doing examinations. There will also be Mass celebrated at 5.45pm and 8.00pm. Confessions will be held from 12 noon to 1.00pm; 4.30pm to 5.30pm; and 6.30pm to 7.45pm.   For further information, please ring the Centre on 049 4375004.

SafeTalk Training in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Wednesday, 22 June next from 9.30am to 1.00pm. This training prepares participants to identify people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide first-aid resources. There is no cost.  For further information, please contact Emer Mulligan, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, HSE Cavan-Monaghan Mental Health Services, by email: emer.mulligan@hse.ie or by telephoning 086 1717563. Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 1 June 2016.

Carrigallen Host Family
Welcoming families to host academic students in Carrigallen Vocational School for five weeks in September 2016. Payment €900. Summer students also available €215-€280 per week. Call Midland Language Centre, Longford 043 334 6832.

Early Morning Workout
Monday's and Friday's 7.00am Carrigallen thirty minute HIIT workout. See www.fb.com/Fitkicksfitness for more information or call or text Paul on 0838029692. Sign up today. Unbeatable value. Bring a friend and sign up for both days for six weeks at only €60 for you both. That's only €30 each or €2.50 per session for twelve workouts. Places limited so please text 0838029692 to book your spot.

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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Margaret of New Orleans Mardi Grá Festival
The delectable Celebrity Chef and author Rachel Allen will be cooking up a storm in Carrigallen on Monday, 4 July 2016 at 7.00pm as part of the Margaret of New Orleans Mardi Grá Festival (1st to 4th July 2016). Tickets will be available on the night and will include a delicious array of artisan food stalls and children's entertainment. Family tickets will be available. For more details and to keep up to date with Festival news, check out www.margaretmardigra.com and our Facebook and Twitter pages. Apologies for omitting Bernie and Con Dolan from their thank you list last week.

Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group
Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group meet in the Day Care Centre Room Health Care Centre, Carrigallen on Friday mornings from 10.30am to 12noon. Beginning Friday, 27 May 2016!!! Open to all parents/grandparents/child minders or adults over the age of 18 in the care of babies/toddlers. €2 admission. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet new people and for social interaction and for your babies/toddlers to interact and play with others. Call Laura on 086 6035977 for more information.

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 21 May 2016 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!

Latin School Players
The Latin School Players wish to announce that due to popular demand they are putting on an extra night of their hilarious comedy "The Real McCoy" in the Latin School Community Centre on Sunday, 22 May at 8.30pm sharp. Please note there will be no tickets for this event, patrons can pay on the door €10.

Percy for Dublin!
The County Leitrim Percy French Society is returning to perform in the National Concert Hall Dublin on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 at 8.00pm. A bus will leave from Ballinamore; Mohill, etc to Dublin so if anybody is interested in travelling, please contact Mary on 08923 43967. Return trip on the bus, only €10. Tickets for the show must be booked directly with the National Concert Hall. Booking are very strong so if anybody is thinking of travelling then it is advised to book as soon as possible. The group will be making a donation to the Leitrim G.A.A. Supporters Club in Dublin. National Concert Hall contact details are Tel: 01-4170000 or Box Office www.nch.ie

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.

Evenings of Prayer and Formation for Ministers of Holy Communion 
Evenings of Prayer and Formation for Ministers of Holy Communion will be held on Thursday 19 May 2016 in St Clare's National School, Manorhamilton with Fr Joseph Bulman OP, Holy Cross Friary, Sligo and on Wednesday 25 May 2016 in Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, with Fr Michael McGrath, CC Longford from 7.30pm to 9.30pm each evening. Subscription - €5, please. All Ministers of Holy Communion are invited to attend.

Local Notes
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Mardi Grá Committee say thank you!
The Margaret of New Orleans Mardi Grá Festival Committee would like to thank most sincerely all those who attended/bought tickets/or gave donations to a very successful Chef Adrian event in Carrigallen Community Hall recently. The excitement is building with preparations in full swing for this year's new Margaret of New Orleans Mardi Grá Festival which will run from 1 to 4 July.

If you have any relations or visitors in the area at this time please come along to this unique event. Donations received from: Fix It Foods (Fiona Lee); John O'Malley Family Butcher; McCann's Centra Store; Colm and Marie Reilly (Back to Nature stores, Mohill and Ballinamore; Mark McCann; Just Jules; Ann McGee-Morrow; Vincent Hoban; Drummully Boxty; Patricia and Tommy Kiernan; Eileen and Peter Donohoe; Anne Harte, Gortermone; Catriona Reilly; Catriona Corby Hair and Beauty Saloon; Barbara O'Neill; Katherine Lyons; Maura Williamson; and Neville Patterson. Also thanks to Maud Patterson Bredagh Old School; Corn Mill Theatre; Donal Caddan, Kilbrackan Arms; and Frankie Greene for items supplied to help support this event.
Advertisement slots are still available on our website page. Contact any member of Committee for details.

Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group

Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group meet in the Day Care Centre Room Health Care Centre, Carrigallen on Friday mornings from 10.30am to 12noon. Beginning Friday, 27 May 2016!!! Open to all parents/grandparents/child minders or adults over the age of 18 in the care of babies/toddlers. €2 admission. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet new people and for social interaction and for your babies/toddlers to interact and play with others. Call Laura on 086 6035977 for more information.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the children from St Mary's National School who received their First Holy Communion in St Mary's Church, Carrigallen on Saturday, 7 May 2016, to their teachers, parents and to the celebrant Fr Denis Murray. The communicants were Shauna Cooke, Cerys Coyne, Fiachra Curtis-McHugh, Emma Flynn Duffy, Darragh Gormley, Kate Harte, Krystian Hass, Charlie Kearney, Maya McLean, Conor McLoughlin, Jack McManus, Josh Murrin and Dermott Tierney.

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 16 May 2016 in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by Sean Brennan from Hot Country. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Thank You!

A big thank you goes to Carrigallen Foróige Club, to their leaders Sinéad McManus, Noelle Lockhart, Sean Ledwith and Paddy O'Rourke for litter disposal. The Foróige Club was very busy on Thursday evening last picking up rubbish on the approaching roads to the village. If any other groups in the locality wish to organize a litter pick, please contact the Foróige Club, as the young people are more than willing to help.

Carrigallen Foróige Club

Carrigallen Foróige Club wish to thank all the people who supported their Tea Morning and their 1916 Commemeration Talk given by Eileen Ward, in the Tom Clarke Clubrooms, Carrigallen Community Centre, in remembrance of our local hero whose family came from Errew, Carrigallen.

Beauty Box

Sharon's Beauty Box will be opening soon in Carrigallen. 'Pampering at A Price You Can Afford' She is a qualified beautician with over twenty years of experience. Low prices make it possible for everyone to experience a little 'me' time without breaking the bank. You deserve it! An ear piercing service is also available now. Keep an eye out for her flyers coming soon. For more information contact Sharon Dougherty MFHT at 083 4857668 or by email: sharonsbeautybox@gmail.com and Facebook Page: Sharon's Beauty Box est.1993

Evenings of Prayer and Formation for Ministers of Holy Communion 

Evenings of Prayer and Formation for Ministers of Holy Communion will be held on Thursday 19 May 2016 in St Clare's National School, Manorhamilton with Fr Joseph Bulman OP, Holy Cross Friary, Sligo and on Wednesday 25 May 2016 in Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, with Fr Michael McGrath, CC Longford from 7.30pm to 9.30pm each evening. Subscription - €5, please. All Ministers of Holy Communion are invited to attend.

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 twenty-one and in receipt of a social welfare payment. If you are interested contact Maeve Madden, VTOS Co-ordinator at 0872050589.

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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Yoga Classes
Four weeks of relaxation before the summer break in Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen on Thursday, 7 May. Beginners from 7.00pm to 8.00pm; Intermediate from 8.15pm to 9.15pm. €38 for the four weeks or €10 per night. Bring a mat and blanket. Contact Julie for further information at 0871252213.

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 8 May 2016 in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by Kay and Nashville Sound. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Beauty Box
Sharon's Beauty Box will be opening soon in Carrigallen. 'Pampering at A Price You Can Afford' A qualified beautician with over 20 years of experience. Low prices make it possible for everyone to experience a little 'me' time with out breaking the bank. You deserve it! Keep an eye out for her flyers coming soon. For more information contact Sharon Dougherty MFHT at 083 485 7668 or by email at sharonsbeautybox@gmail.com and Facebook Page – Sharon's Beauty Box est.1993.

Latin School Players
The Latin School Players wish to present their 3 Act play The Real Mc Coy, written by Tommy Marren in the Latin School Community Centre, Moyne, Co Longford, on Saturday, 7 May, Sunday, 8 May, Friday, 13 May and Saturday, 14 May at 8.30pm sharp. This is a hilarious comedy suitable for both young and old. Tickets on sale in Moyne Cross Stores,
Corrigans, Lynchs in Arva and Mc Seains in Cornafean. Tickets €10.

Longford Darkness into Light 2016
Longford's third Darkness into Light takes place this coming Saturday, 7 May at 4.15am in the Mall Complex. There will be walk in registrations in the Mall on 4 & 5 May between 6.00pm and 8.00pm. Anyone who has registered online can also come along to collect t-shirts at these times. Strictly no parking in the Mall Complex on the morning of the walk, parking details and more on the Darkness into Light Longford Facebook page.

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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Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group
Parent and Toddler Group will continue on Mondays from 2.00-3.00pm in Carrigallen Library (Tea, Coffee and Biscuits included). €2 admission. Open to all parents/grandparents/child-minders or adults over eighteen years in the care of babies/toddlers. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet new people and for social interaction and for your babies/toddlers to interact and play with others. For more information, call Laura on 0866035977 for more information.

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 30 April 2016 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!

Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group
Parent and Toddler Group will continue on Mondays from 2.00-3.00pm in Carrigallen Library (Tea, Coffee and Biscuits included). €2 admission. Open to all parents/grandparents/child-minders or adults over eighteen years in the care of babies/toddlers. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet new people and for social interaction and for your babies/toddlers to interact and play with others. For more information, call Laura on 086 6035977 for more information.

Latin School Players

The Latin School Players wish to present their 3 Act play The Real McCoy, written by Tommy Marren in the Latin School Community Centre, Moyne, Co Longford, on Saturday, 7 May, Sunday, 8 May, Friday, 13 May and Saturday, 14 May at 8.30pm sharp. This is  a hilarious comedy suitable for both young and old. Tickets on sale in Moyne Cross Stores, Corrigans, Lynchs in Arva and Mc Seains in Cornafean. Tickets €10.

Leitrim/West Cavan Down Syndrome

Will benefit from this years 'Percy Party' event on Sunday night May 1st 8.30pm in the Hunt Hall, Castle Street, Mohill. Percy's special guest will be Eleanor Shanley with an appearance by Thomas Moore (Colm O'Reilly). Moore & Percy have a lot in common in that both were born in May and both studied in Trinity College. The County Leitrim Percy French Group with special guest Eleanor Shanley will honour Percy French and pay tribute to his fellow composer Thomas Moore who composed songs such as 'The Minstral Boy' (currently recorded by Jack L.), 'Tis the last Rose of Summer', 'Believe me if all those endearing young charms' and more. Leitrim/West Cavan Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland will benefit from the event.

'Moll' for Mohill!

Don't forget to come out and welcome 'Moll' to the Hunt Hall, Mohill on Saturday night 30th April 2016 8.45pm. See 'Moll' (Tish Dunleavy) put manners on the two curates in, the priests house while the Canon gets away with murder (metaphorically of course!). This great play by John B. Keane will be presented by the Sliabh an Iarainn players under the direction of Frank Cadam and is part of the 'Percy Party' weekend. Beneficiary of the night will be the Leitrim Branch of the Irish Donor's Organisation. Admission €10.

Safetalk Training
Safetalk Training, which prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. will take place in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 from 9.30am to 1.00pm. There is no cost for this training.  For further information, please contact Emer Mulligan, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, HSE Cavan-Monaghan Mental Health Services, on 0861717563 or by e-mail to: emer.mulligan@hse.ie. The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 27 April 2016.

A discussion group on "The Implications of the Resurrection for us today" facilitated by Fr. Eamonn Bredin takes place every Thursday evening in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. from now until Pentecost. €5 subscription each evening, please.  Refreshments served.

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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Congratulations
Congratulations to Fit Kicks players, Jessie McManus, Kate Gormley, Aoibhinn Sheridan, Poppy Greenshields and the rest of Carrigallen NS Girls A Team who played sensational football and won The Leitrim FAI Schools 5-A-Side competition in convincing style last week in Manorhamilton. Having been undefeated and conceding just one goal on route, they continued to the final. In the group stages they won all their matches except for a thrilling 1-1 draw with last year's finalists Aughavas NS in which the girls led 1-0 till a late equalizer from Aughavas. Multiple goals were scored by all the girls in the group stage matches with some performances, goals and players being spoken about around the venue.

The final produced a local derby with the girls facing an Aughavas B team. A large crowd gathered to watch the final. Carrigallen started strong and never took the foot off the pace and came out of the match victorious with some fantastic individual and team goals scored by Jessie, Kate, Poppy and Aoibhinn with their best performance wrapping up the tournament in style with the title coming back to Carrigallen. They now travel to Castlebar next week to represent Leitrim in the Connaught Finals. Best of luck in the finals.

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 23 April 2016 in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by The Lancers. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group
Parent and Toddler Group will continue on Mondays from 2.00-3.00pm in Carrigallen Library (Tea, Coffee and Biscuits included). €2 admission. Open to all parents/grandparents/child-minders or adults over eighteen years in the care of babies/toddlers. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet new people and for social interaction and for your babies/toddlers to interact and play with others. For more information, call Laura on 0866035977 for more information.

Lourdes
The annual Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place this year from 27 May to 1 June. Bookings should be made as soon as possible - because places are limited – through the Kilmore Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan (St Patrick's College) or Tel 049 4375 004 - Office hours are 10.00 am to 1.00 pm Monday to Friday. Booking Forms are available by contacting the office. Anyone wishing to travel on the Assisted Pilgrim Section - staying in Accueil Notre Dame -  should contact Fr Kevin Fay, Upper Lavey, Ballyjamesduff Tel 0494330018 / 0878579968. Lourdes is a really special place as anyone who has ever visited will confirm.

Leitrim Branch of Irish Kidney Association
Percy French (Frank Cadam) is the Leitrim Ambassador for the Irish Kidney Association. As part of the 'Percy Party' event, the' Sliabh an Iarainn Players' will present the great John B. Keane play 'Moll' in the Hunt Hall, Castle Street, Mohill on Saturday night, 30 April at 8.45pm. The Leitrim Branch of Irish Kidney Association will benefit from 'Moll' so some along and support this worthy cause while enjoying a great production of this play.

Leitrim/ West Cavan Down Syndrome
Leitrim/West Cavan Down syndrome will benefit from this year's 'Percy Party' event on Sunday night, 1 May at 8.30pm in the Hunt Hall, Castle Street, Mohill. Percy's special guest will be Eleanor Shanley with an appearance by Thomas Moore (Colm O'Reilly). Moore & Percy have a lot in common in that both were born in May and both studied in Trinity College. The County Leitrim Percy French Group with special guest Eleanor Shanley will honour Percy French and pay tribute to his fellow composer Thomas Moore who composed songs such as 'The Minstral Boy' (currently recorded by Jack L.), 'Tis the last Rose of Summer', 'Believe me if all those endearing young charms' and more.

Saint Christopher's Hospice
International Singing Star Emmet Cahill in Concert takes place on Saturday 23 April at 9pm in Crover House Hotel Mountnugent.  Proceeds in aid of Saint Christopher's Hospice Cavan.  Over the past five years, Emmet's life has been transformed from a young man pursuing a career in classical music to being plunged into the world of touring across cities and performing to thousands of fans with world renowned Irish music show Celtic Thunder. After three years of phenomenal success, including three albums shooting to number 1 on the world billboard charts, Emmet is now preparing to carve out his own unique identity as a solo artist. For tickets or information contact Crover House on (049) 8540206 or Ciaran Weir on (086) 0753309.  A night not to be missed!!

Padraig Potts' Guide to Walking
Seamus O'Rourke's play Padraig Potts' Guide to Walking, written and performed by Seamus O'Rourke in Abbeylara new Parish Centre on Friday, 6 May 2016. Starting at 8:30pm.  All proceeds in aid of parish funds.

Safetalk Training
Safetalk Training, which prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. will take place in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 from 9.30am to 1.00pm. There is no cost for this training. For further information, please contact Emer Mulligan, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, HSE Cavan-Monaghan Mental Health Services, on 0861717563 or by e-mail to emer.mulligan@hse.ie. The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 27 April 2016. A discussion group on "The Implications of the Resurrection for us today" facilitated by Fr. Eamonn Bredin takes place every Thursday evening in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. from now until Pentecost. €5 subscription each evening, please.  Refreshments served.

Fashion Show
Fashion show in The Standing Stone Hotel, Ballinamore, on Friday, 22 April at 8.30pm. Fantastic variety of suppliers include Fashionista, Gerard Anthony, Ruche, Purple Orange, Carrie Bradshaw shoes, Jennifer Wrynne Hats. Raffle and entertainment by McCartin School of Irish Dancing. Proceeds to Aughawillan GAA club. Tickets €10. Come along for a great night's entertainment. 

Fundraiser
International singing star Emmet Cahill will perform in concert on Saturday, 23 April at 9.00pm in Crover House Hotel Mountnugent. Proceeds are in aid of Saint Christopher's Hospice Cavan. Over the past five years, Emmet's life has been transformed from a young man pursuing a career in classical music to being plunged into the world of touring across cities and performing to thousands of fans with world renowned Irish music show Celtic Thunder. After three years of phenomenal success, including three albums shooting to number 1 on the world billboard charts, Emmet is now preparing to carve out his own unique identity as a solo artist. For tickets or information contact Crover House on 0498540206 or Ciaran Weir on 0860753309. A night not to be missed!!

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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11 April 2016

Cooking Demonstration
A great variety of foods to be tasted and Chef Adrian, of TV3 fame, will give a Cookery Demonstration on Friday, 15 April, in Carrigallen Community Hall. Doors open at 8.00pm and event starts at 8.30pm. The following food producers will be present on the evening so please come early and tease your taste buds and enjoy a wonderful evening of fine variety of Irish cuisine - Award winning pork puddings from Sasta Foods, Co Kerry; Homemade Cordials from Naturally Cordial, Co Wexford; O'Malley House of Bacon, Carrigallen Co Leitrim; Granola, from Bowl a Granola, Co Galway; Savoury and Sweet jams from Wild Irish Foragers, Co Offaly; Camelina Oils from Newgrange Oils, Co Meath; Chocolates from Tremendous Truffles, Co Dublin and Kilbeggan Chocolate Company, Co Westmeath. All these products can be tasted on the night. This is a fundraiser in aid of the Margaret of New Orleans Mardi Grá Jazz Trad & Food Festival 1to 4 July 2016. Tickets €15 and are available from Philip McIntyre, 08683 43552, email: mardigra2016@gmail.com or at the door. All are welcome!

Corn Mill Theatre
Legan Drama Group will perform the comedy Trouble Bachelor in the Corn Mill Theatre on Saturday, 16 April. Doors open at 8.00pm and show starts at 8.30pm. Booking at 0868765377, 0494339612 between 10.00am to 4.00pm or email; bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Art Exhibition
Taíspeántais Sean Fhocal Bantracht na Tuaithe. I.C.A. Co Leitrim Art exhibition is on display in Carrigallen Library until Wednesday, 13 April. 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. Phone No: 049 4339188.

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 16 April 2016 in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by Cawle Cole Country. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group
Parent and Toddler Group will commence on Monday, 18 April 20016 from 2.00-3.00pm in Carrigallen Library (Tea, Coffee and Biscuits included). €2 admission. Open to all parents/ grandparents/child-minders or adults over the age of eighteen in the care of babies/toddlers. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet new people and for social interaction and for your babies/toddlers to interact and play with others. For more information call Laura on 086 6035977 for more information.

Lourdes
The annual Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place this year from 27 May to 1 June. Bookings should be made as soon as possible - because places are limited – through the Kilmore Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan (St Patrick's College) or Tel 049 4375004 - Office hours are 10.00am to 1.00pm Monday to Friday. Booking Forms are available by contacting the office. Anyone wishing to travel on the Assisted Pilgrim Section - staying in Accueil Notre Dame -  should contact Fr Kevin Fay, Upper Lavey, Ballyjamesduff Tel 049 4330018 / 087 8579968. Lourdes is a really special place as anyone who has ever visited will confirm.

Lavey 2 Lourdes 
A number of Cyclist's are taking on the challenge to Cycle from Lavey to Lourdes on Sunday, 15 May and hope to be there when the Pilgrimage arrives. This is to raise funds for the Kilmore Pilgrimage - Assisted Pilgrim Section. If you would like to support this venture all contributions will be gratefully appreciated. Donations to Fr Kevin Fay.

Fun Walk/Run/Jog
Please come along and support our family fun walk/run on Sunday, 24 April at 3.00pm. Registration takes place from 2.30pm at Cloone GAA Pitch, then walk/run to Aughavas GAA Pitch with refreshments afterwards. All proceeds will go towards St. Joseph's N.S. Aughavas and your support would be greatly appreciated.

Fundraiser
International singing star Emmet Cahill will perform in concert on Saturday, 23 April at 9.00pm in Crover House Hotel Mountnugent. Proceeds are in aid of Saint Christopher's Hospice Cavan. Over the past five years, Emmet's life has been transformed from a young man pursuing a career in classical music to being plunged into the world of touring across cities and performing to thousands of fans with world renowned Irish music show Celtic Thunder. After three years of phenomenal success, including three albums shooting to number 1 on the world billboard charts, Emmet is now preparing to carve out his own unique identity as a solo artist. For tickets or information contact Crover House on 04985 40206 or Ciaran Weir on 0860753309. A night not to be missed!!

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 086 8696686.
 
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28 March 2016

Cavan Oncology Unit – Patient Comfort
The Cavan Oncology Unit, Cavan General Hospital is to be the beneficiary of a concert by the Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir under the direction of Tish Dunleavy in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Sunday next, 10 April at 8.30pm sharp! Special guests on the night will be the Leitrim Male Choir. Come along and support this very worthy cause. Doors open at 8.00pm. Booking at 0868765377, 0494339612 between 10.00am to 4.00pm or email: bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Carrigallen Parent and Toddler Group
Parent and Toddler Group will commence on Monday, 18 April 20016 from 2.00-3.00pm in Carrigallen Library (Tea, Coffee and Biscuits included). €2 admission. Open to all parents/ grandparents/child-minders or adults over the age of eighteen in the care of babies/toddlers. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet new people and for social interaction and for your babies/toddlers to interact and play with others. For more information call Laura on 086 6035977 for more information.

Corn Mill Theatre
Legan Drama Group will perform the comedy Trouble Bachelor in the Corn Mill Theatre on Saturday, 16 April. Doors open at 8.00pm and show starts at 8.30pm. Booking at 086876 5377, 04943 39612 between 10.00am to 4.00pm or email; bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Art Exhibition
Taíspeántais Sean Fhocal Bantracht na Tuaithe. I.C.A. Co Leitrim Art exhibition is on display in Carrigallen Library until Wednesday, 13 April. 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. Phone No: 04943 39188.

Carrigallen Trout Club
Fishing commences on Sunday, 10 April 2016 at 9.00am at Calloughs Lake.

LYTC Carrigallen Sackville Rats Played to Packed Audiences
Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen recently performed a new play by Mary Blake to two packed audiences at The Corn Mill Theatre. Thirty six members through drama, movement, and music performed 'The Sackville Rats' telling the stories of children living in the tenements of Dublin during the 1916 Rising. As children do, their imaginations, sense of fun and play acted as a backdrop to the unfolding of significant history. The Company would like to thank all the members, parents/guardians, drama facilitators, and assistants, helpers, Corn Mill Theatre and staff, local librarian, caretakers Carrigallen Community Hall, NAYD, Leitrim County Council Arts Officer, and funding bodies for all their support with bringing this play to stage. LYTC currently has groups running in Carrigallen/Carrick on Shannon and Manorhamilton.

Cooking Demonstration
Chef Adrian, of TV3 fame, will give a Cookery Demonstration on Friday, 15 April, in Carrigallen Community Hall. Doors open at 8.00pm and event starts at 8.30pm. This is a fundraiser in aid of the Margaret of New Orleans Mardi Grá Jazz Trad & Food Festival 1-4 July 2016. Tickets €15 and are available from Philip McIntyre, 08683 43552 or email: mardigra2016@gmail.com All are welcome!

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 9 April 2016 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!

Pilates Classes
New course starting in Carrigallen on Wednesday, 6 April at 8.30 pm in Bredagh Old School. Join this dynamic class to improve core strength, flexibility, balance and overall well-being. €10, pay as you go, or €50 for a block of six sessions. Call Jeanette on 087 977 1982 to book your spot, spaces are limited. Bring a mat and bottle of water.

What can Toastmasters do for you?
Whether you're a professional, student, stay-at-home parent, or retiree, Toastmasters is the best way to build great communication skills. You will learn how to successfully organize and present your ideas and yourself. Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. You will be a better listener – You will comfortably give and receive constructive evaluations – You will effectively develop and present ideas. Toastmasters training can be a wise career move: You will give better presentations – You will easily lead teams and conduct meetings – You will hone management skills. You already have some or all of these skills. In Toastmasters, you will enhance them. Longford Toastmasters Club next meeting is on Thursday, 7 April in the Longford Arms Hotel (first floor) at 8.20pm. Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month. Visit our Facebook Page for updates. Visitors are always 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
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 086 8696686.
 
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28 March 2016

Table Quiz
Carrigallen GAA Club wishes to thank you to everyone who supported their table quiz which was held on Good Friday night; sponsors, participants and those who organised and helped out on the night. Special mention of thanks goes to Brian Murray for the acting as quizmaster and for providing entertainment. Also thanks to Bernie Dolan and Anne O' Malley for the catering. Well done to the overall winners Aisling Doonan, Helen Corcoran, Ken Doonan and Neville Patterson and to the Juvenile winners Róisin Reilly, Orla Reilly, Sinéad Hackett and Maeve Nixon. See you all again next year, looking forward to it already.

From the Belly of a Whale
Corn Mill Theatre Group presents From the Belly of a Whale, written by Charles McGuinness and directed by Killian McGuinness, on Thursday 31 March, Friday 1 & Saturday 2 April 2016. Cast: Raymond Hackett, Sean McIntyre, Stephen Gray, Elizabeth Doonan, Brian O'Reilly, Brian Murray and Maura Farrelly. Doors open at 8.00pm and the shows start at 8:30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm.

Cooking Demonstration
Chef Adrian, of TV3 fame, will give a Cookery Demonstration on Friday, 15 April, in Carrigallen Community Hall. Doors open at 8.00pm and event starts at 8.30pm. This is a fundraiser in aid of the Margaret of New Orleans Mardi Grá Jazz Trad & Food Festival 1-4 July 2016. Tickets €15 and are available from Philip McIntyre, 0868343552 or email mardigra2016@gmail.com All are welcome!

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 2 April 2016 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!

Sweet Spirit for Cavan Oncology
The Cavan Oncology Unit, Cavan General Hospital is to be the beneficiary of a concert by the Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir under the direction of Tish Dunleavy. The event will take place in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Sunday evening, 10 April at 8.30pm sharp. Special guests on the night will be the Leitrim Male Choir. Come along and support this very worthy cause. Doors Open at 8.00pm and shows starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10:00am to 4:00pm.

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.

Table Quiz
Leitrim Irish Draught Horse Breeders table quiz on Friday, 1 April 2016 in Casey's Bar, Mohill at 9.00pm. €10 per person, teams of four people. Many spot prizes.

Mother Knows Best
Aughawillan Drama Troupe are proud to announce two extra night's performance on 8 & 9 April at 8.30 pm in Aughawillan Hall, Co Leitrim.  "Mother Knows Best" by Jimmy Keary is a three act comedy which was performed to roars of laughter and due to public demand we are delighted to entertain you again.  There is no need to book and admission is €10.00.  Please turn up early to avoid disappointment.  Listen out for Aughawillan Drama in the community notices on Shannon Side Northern Sound and like us on Facebook at Aughawillan Drama.

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 086 8696686.
 
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Parents Association Easter Hamper Raffle
St Mary's National School Parents Association would like to thank everyone who so generously contributed to the Easter hamper. Lines are still available locally for €2 each and the draw will take place in McCann's Centra at 7.30pm on Easter Saturday (26th March). Thank you for your continued support.

Cooking Demonstration
Chef Adrian, as seen on TV3 and The Seven O'Clock Show, will give a Cooking Demonstration on Friday, 15 April, in Carrigallen Community Hall. Doors open at 8.00pm and event starts at 8.30pm. This is a fundraiser in aid of the Margaret of New Orleans Mardi Grá Jazz Trad & Food Festival 1-4 July 2016. Tickets €15 and are available from Philip McIntyre, 08683 43552 or email mardigra2016@gmail.com

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 26 March 2016 in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by The Lancers. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Sweet Spirit for Cavan Oncology
The Cavan Oncology Unit, Cavan General Hospital is to be the beneficiary of a concert by the Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir under the direction of Tish Dunleavy. The event will take place in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Sunday evening, 10 April at 8.30pm sharp! Special guests on the night will be the Leitrim Male Choir. Come along and support this very worthy cause. Doors Open at 8.00pm and shows starts at 8.30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10.00am to 4.00pm.

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.

Table Quiz
Leitrim Irish Draught Horse Breeders table quiz on Friday, 1 April 2016 in Casey's Bar, Mohill at 9.00pm. €10 per person, teams of four people. Many spot prizes.

Mother Knows Best
Aughawillan Drama Troupe is proud to announce two extra night's performance on 8 and 9 April at 8.30 pm in Aughawillan Hall, Co Leitrim.  "Mother Knows Best" by Jimmy Keary is a three act comedy which was performed to roars of laughter and due to public demand we are delighted to entertain you again.  There is no need to book and admission is €10.00.  Please turn up early to avoid disappointment.  Listen out for Aughawillan Drama in the community notices Shannon Side Northern Sound and like us on Facebook at Aughawillan Drama.

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 086 8696686.
 
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14 March 2016

Thanks
Kevin McManus, author of The Whole of the Moon, would like to express his thanks to Cathal Farrelly, Philip McIntyre, Eamonn Daly and Miriam Lynch. A big thanks to all of the people from Carrigallen that attended his book launch and for their overwhelming support which is much appreciated.

Sean Mac Diarmada Exhibition
An exhibition of Sean Mac Diarmada photographs and letters is on display in Carrigallen Library until Saturday, 19 March 2016. All are welcome to call in to the Library to view it. Opening hours: Monday 1.30pm-3.30pm & 4.00pm-8.00pm; Wednesday 11.45am-2.45pm & 3.00pm-5.00pm and Saturday 10.00am-1.00pm. Phone: 049 4339188.

Easter Hamper
St Mary's National School, Carrigallen, Parents Association will be holding a raffle, on Easter Saturday, for a beautiful Easter Hamper. The hamper itself will be situated in McCann's Centra and lines are €2 each. We are asking parents and guardians for donations of groceries to fill the hamper with and these can be left in Centra or alternatively call Aisling on 086 3861105. All proceeds go to the National School for school supplies. We greatly appreciate your support.

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 19 March 2016 in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by JS Sound. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Karate Classes
Karate classes with Sensei John Killane, President of the Phoenix Martial Arts Association, are now being held in Bredagh Old School on Tuesdays at 6.30pm. Classes are €5. Classes are suitable for all children from seven years old, beginners welcome.

Sweet Spirit for Cavan Oncology
The Cavan Oncology Unit, Cavan General Hospital is to be the beneficiary of a concert by the Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir under the direction of Tish Dunleavy. The event will take place in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Sunday evening, 10 April at 8.30pm sharp! Special guests on the night will be the Leitrim Male Choir. Come along and support this very worthy cause. Doors Open at 8.00pm and shows starts at 8.30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10.00am to 4.00pm.

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.

Crannog Bookshop Cavan
Bawnboy author Dave Rudden's children's book Knights of the Borrowed Dark will be launched on Friday, 18 March at 7.00pm. All welcome.

Country Dance
St Patrick's Day Country Dance in Ballyhugh House Cultural Centre on Wednesday, 16 March at 9.30pm. Music by the Lancers and a supper of traditional breads and cakes. All welcome to a night of great music and dancing.

Local Notes
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Sean MacDiarmada Exhibition
An exhibition of Sean MacDiarmada photographs and letters is on display in Carrigallen Library until Saturday, 19 March 2016. All are welcome to call in to the Library to view it. Opening hours: Monday 1.30pm-3.30pm & 4.00pm-8.00pm; Wednesday 11.45am-2.45pm & 3.00pm-5.00pm and Saturday 10.00am-1.00pm. Phone: 0494339188.

Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen embrace 1916 with a New Play
Thirty six members of Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen, aged 11 to 15years take to the Corn Mill Stage on Saturday and Sunday 12 and 13 March at 8.30pm with a new play entitled 'Sackville Rats' written and directed by Mary Blake, music by Mick Blake, and production assistant Aoife Tierney. This play set in the back drop of the 1916 Rising, looks at the imagination of young people in tenement Dublin, seeing things through the eyes of innocent children's play. Tickets available at the door and family rates will apply on admission.

Corn Mill Theatre Group
Wishing the Corn Mill Theatre Group every success as they thread the boards on the Festival Circuit 2016, with their production of From the Belly of a Whale. The play is written by Charles McGuinness and directed by Killian and Charles McGuinness. They will be performing at Ballinamore Festival on Thursday, 10 March.

Women's Group
Women's Group evening on Friday, 11 March 2016 in Bredagh Old School at 8.30pm with Geraldine Monaghan-Drumsna Garden Centre to demonstrate fresh flower arranging and summer bedding plants for hanging baskets and pots. Everyone is welcome. Raffle and refreshments will be served. 

Easter Hamper
St Mary's National School, Carrigallen, Parents Association will be holding a raffle, on Easter Saturday, for a beautiful Easter Hamper. The hamper itself will be situated in McCann's Centra and lines are €2 each. We are asking parents and guardians for donations of groceries to fill the hamper with and these can be left in Centra or alternatively call Aisling on 086 3861105. All proceeds go to the National School for school supplies. We greatly appreciate your support.

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 12 March 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!

Karate Classes
Karate classes with Sensei John Killane, President of the Phoenix Martial Arts Association, are now being held in Bredagh Old School on Tuesdays at 6.30pm. Classes are €5. Classes are suitable for all children from seven years old, beginners welcome.

Website Launch
Carrigallen Margaret of New Orleans Jazz/Trad/Food Festival July 2016 website was launched in The Kilbrackan Arms on Monday night. The detailed festival web page was designed by Tony Fahy. This is promised to be a very different family and friendly festival running from 1st to the 4th July 2016 and will cater for every ones taste, including a cookery demonstration by Rachel Allen. This festival will also be very appealing to international audiences. One of the many highlights will be a Jazz band who will travel from New Orleans, accompanied with award winning chef Matt Murphy 'Irish Pub and Restaurant' in New Orleans. The evening was rounded of by a visit from newly elected TD Martin Kenny. Refreshments were provided by Donal Caddan proprietor of The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel. Check out the website at www.margaretmardigra.com The hard working committee are looking for businesses to advertise on this website to promote their business nationally as well as internationally.

Jimmy McManus Memorial Tournament
The Jimmy McManus Memorial Pool Tournament will take place on Friday 11, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March, in MJ's bar. Final will be held on St Patrick's Day. First round draw will be held on Monday, 29 February at 9.30pm. To enter, please contact MJ's bar or Liam Gallogly. All proceeds will go the Oncology Unit Cavan General Hospital.

Fit Kicks Fitness
Fit Kicks fitness has classes to suit all abilities and all ages every week in Carrigallen Hall. Wednesday 7.00pm Ladies Boxercise & Circuits; Thursday 7.30pm Men's Group, Boxing, Circuits, Ball Games; Friday 6.45pm Soccer ages 6-8years, 8.00pm Soccer ages 9-12years, 9.00pm Teen Boxercise Saturday 11.00am Couch to 5km - meet at parish field. Please contact Paul on 0838029692 or like Fit Kicks Fitness on Facebook for more details or information. Private classes are also available at affordable rates.

Sweet Spirit for Cavan Oncology
The Cavan Oncology Unit, Cavan General Hospital is to be the beneficiary of a concert by the Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir under the direction of Tish Dunleavy. The event will take place in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Sunday evening, 10 April at 8.30pm sharp! Special guests on the night will be the Leitrim Male Choir. Come along and support this very 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 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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Easter Hamper

St Mary's National School, Carrigallen, Parents Association will be holding a raffle, on Easter Saturday, for a beautiful Easter Hamper. The hamper itself will be situated in McCann's Centra and lines are €2 each. We are asking parents and guardians for donations of groceries to fill the hamper with and these can be left in Centra or alternatively call Aisling on 086 3861105. All proceeds go to the National School for school supplies.
We greatly appreciate your support.

1916-2016 Commemoration

A lecture by Helen Litton on Tom Clarke will be held in the Tom Clarke Clubrooms, Carrigallen Community Centre at 8.00pm hosted by Carrigallen Library. Tom Clarke was the first signatory on the Proclamation of the Irish Republic and was executed on 3 May 1916. Tom's father, James was born in Errew, Carrigallen.

Helen Litton is a grand-niece of Commandant Edward Daly (commander of the First Battalion in the Four Courts during the Easter Rising 1916), and of Kathleen Daly, wife of Tom Clarke. She has written biographies of Edward Daly and Tom Clarke, as part of the 'Sixteen Lives' series. Recently she has provided assistance to researchers who want to know more about the Clarke and Daly families. This is a free event, and is presented by Leitrim County Council in association with Ireland 2016 & The Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, but please contact Carrigallen Library to book. Opening hours: Monday 1.30-3.30 & 4-8pm; Wednesday 10.45-2.45 & 3-5pm and Saturday 10am-1pm. Phone No 0494339188.

Singer/Songwriter
Keady, Co. Armagh born Denise Hagan described as a sacred and inspirational performer dedicated to opening the heart of humankind through sound, story and song with perform for one night only, at the unique setting of Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen on Sunday, 6 March at 7.00pm. With her formal music training on bass, piano, and voice, with her art of song writing, that most appealed 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 performed. 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 as seating is limited, and booking is strongly advisable. Bookings can be made by phone to 0860557329. Refreshments will also be served, as part of this unique evening's event.

Corn Mill Theatre
Corn Mill Theatre Group present From The Belly of a Whale, written & directed by Charles McGuinness on Wednesday 2, Thursday 3, Friday 4 & Saturday, 5 March 2016. Cast - Sean McIntyre, Raymond Hackett, Stephen Gray, Elizabeth Doonan, Brian Reilly, Brian Murray and Maura Farrelly. Doors open at 8.00pm and show starts at 8.30 pm. Booking is essential on 0494339612 or 0868765377 between 10.00am-4.00pm or online at bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Karate Classes
Karate classes with Sensei John Killane, President of the Phoenix Martial Arts Association, are now being held in Bredagh Old School on Tuesdays at 6.30pm. Classes are €5. Classes are suitable for all children from seven years old, beginners welcome.

World Day of Prayer
World Day of Prayer International Ecumenical Service, for this area, will be held in the Church of Ireland Killeshandra on Friday, 4 March 2016 at 8.00pm. All are welcome!

Jimmy McManus Memorial Tournament
The Jimmy McManus Memorial Pool Tournament will take place on Friday 11, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March, in MJ's bar. Final will be held on St Patrick's Day. First round draw will be held on Monday, 29 February at 9.30pm. To enter, please contact MJ's bar or Liam Gallogly. All proceeds will go the Oncology Unit Cavan General Hospital.

St. Joseph's Ladies
The club will hold a Registration & Fun Activity morning in Carrigallen on Saturday, 5 March from 10am to 12noon. Our senior team will oversee fun activity drills for all U8-U16 players. Refreshments will be served. New members are very welcome. See our Facebook page also for further details. 

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 5 March 2016 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!

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.

Ballinamore Drama Festival
The opening night of Ballinamore Drama festival is Sunday, 6 March at 8.30pm in Ballinamore Community Centre with the Backstage Theatre Group from Longford and continues until Sunday, 13 March with the Ballycogley Players from Wexford. During the week we have Sillian Players Shercock, Killeshandra Drama Group, Pheonix Players Tubbercurry, Corn Mill Theatre Group Carrigallen, Dalkey Players and Castleblaney Players. So if you haven't enough drama with the election we will continue it for another week. Looking forward to seeing our reliable supporters again this year and we hope a few more newcomers will come along to ensure the continuation of this great week of drama annually.

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 086 8696686.
 
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1916-2016 Commemoration
On Wednesday, 2 March 2016 Carrigallen Library will host a talk by Helen Litton on Tom Clarke in the Tom Clarke Clubrooms, Carrigallen Community Centre at 8.00pm. Tom Clarke was the first signatory on the Proclamation of the Irish Republic and was executed on 3 May 1916. Tom's father, James was born in Errew, Carrigallen. Helen Litton is a grand-niece of Commandant Edward Daly (commander of the First Battalion in the Four Courts during the Easter Rising 1916), and of Kathleen Daly, wife of Tom Clarke. She has written biographies of Edward Daly and Tom Clarke, as part of the 'Sixteen Lives' series. Recently she has provided assistance to researchers who want to know more about the Clarke and Daly families. This is a free event, presented by Leitrim County Council in association with Ireland 2016 & The Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, but please contact Carrigallen Library to book. Opening hours: Monday 1.30-3.30 & 4-8pm; Wednesday 10.45-2.45 & 3-5pm and Saturday 10am-1pm. Phone No 0494339188.

Website Launch
The Margaret of New Orleans Jazz, Trad & Food Festival Committee will be holding their website launch on Monday evening, 29 February in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel at 9.00pm. The website which was designed by renowned graphic designer Tony Fahy is key to the success of the upcoming new festival taking place from the 1 to 4 July 2016. As well as being informative the website offers a platform for businesses or individuals to show their support for the festival. For more information please feel free to attend the launch or email the committee at mardigra2016@gmail.com

Carrigallen Library
Carrigallen Library will open at 2.30pm on Monday, 29 February 2016. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Corn Mill Theatre
Corn Mill Theatre Group present From The Belly of a Whale, written & directed by Charles McGuinness on Thursday 25, Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 February, Wednesday 2, Thursday 3, Friday 4 & Saturday 5 March 2016.

Cast: Sean McIntyre, Raymond Hackett, Stephen Gray, Elizabeth Doonan, Brian Reilly, Brian Murray and Maura Farrelly. Doors open at 8.00pm and show starts at 8.30pm. Booking is essential on 0494339612 or 0868765377 between 10.00am-4.00pm or online at: bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Table Quiz
Carrigallen Foróige Club is holding a Table Quiz in the Community Hall, Carrigallen, on Friday, 26 February at 8.00pm. Raffle and prizes on the night. €20 per table of four. Everyone welcome and your support would be greatly appreciated.

World Day of Prayer
World Day of Prayer International Ecumenical Service, for this area, will be held in the Church of Ireland Killeshandra on Friday, 4 March 2016 at 8.00pm. All are welcome!

Jimmy McManus Memorial Tournament
The Jimmy McManus Memorial Pool Tournament will take place on Friday 11, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March, in MJ's bar. Final will be held on St Patrick's Day. First round draw will be held on Monday, 29 February at 9.30pm. To enter, please contact MJ's bar or Liam Gallogly. All proceeds will go the Oncology Unit Cavan General Hospital.

Copper Trail
Scoil Mhuire Naofa National School Carrigallen is having a Copper Trail collection – if you have coins to donate they would be gratefully appreciated. Coins can be left into the school during school time from 9.30am to 3.00pm. Funds raised will go towards extracurricular activities for the pupils.

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 27 February 2016 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!

Yoga
Yoga Classes starting in Bredagh Old School on Thursday, 10 March. Beginners at 7.00pm; Intermediate at 8.15. Please bring a mat and a blanket.

Local Author
The Whole of the Moon is the newly published debut crime novel by local author Kevin McManus. Kevin and his wife Mary live in Killahurk, Carrigallen and he is son of Noreen and Kevin McManus, Carrigallen. A History and Geography teacher by profession he has had historical articles published over the years. The book is available online and from local book shops. Book launch will take place in Charley Farrelly's bar on Saturday, 5 March 2016. Wishing Kevin every success with this his first novel.

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.

Ballinamore Drama Festival
The opening night of Ballinamore Drama festival hosts the Backstage Theatre Group from Longford and continues until Sunday March 6 with the Ballycogley Players from Wexford. During the week we have Sillian Players Shercock, Killeshandra Drama Group, Pheonix Players Tubbercurry, Corn Mill Theatre Group, Dalkey Players and Castleblaney Players. So if you haven't enough drama with the election we will continue it for another week. Looking forward to seen our reliable supporters again this year and we hope a few more newcomers will come along to ensure the continuation of this great week of drama annually. More finalised news next week.

Painting Classes
Painting classes will commence in Teach Duchais, Drumeela on Monday, 29 February 2016 from 8.00pm to 10.00pm. Beginners and improvers are welcome. For more information, please contact Martin Fullen on 08727 87139.

Diocesan News
Booking Forms and full details regarding the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome from 12-17 September 2016 to mark the Year of Mercy are now available from the Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan. Fare: €799 per person sharing.  If interested, please telephone the Centre on 049 4375004 for further information. Journey to Jerusalem – A series of seasonal talks for Lent by Fr. Eamonn Bredin continues on Thursday night in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan at 7.30pm.  A donation of €5 per talk would be appreciated.  All are welcome. An eight week course in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction begins in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre on Wednesday, 2 March from 7.00pm to 9.15pm. Course Fee: €270. To enrol or for further information, please contact Helen on 087 4129385 or by email to helen@mindbodyenergymatters.ie

There will further SAFETALK Training opportunities in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre on Tuesday, 15 March and Wednesday, 13 April from 9.30am to 1.00pm on both days. SAFETALK is a half day training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help reduce suicide risk in their communities. Participants learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide in only a few hours. There is no cost for this training. The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday, 23 February for the March course and Tuesday, 29 March for the April one. For further information, please contact Emer Mulligan, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, HSE Cavan-Monaghan Mental Health Services by email: emer.mulligan@hse.ie or by telephone: 086 1717563.

Aughavas Parish Concert
Aughavas Parish Concert will be held on Friday, 11 March 2016 in the Community Centre at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Local Notes
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1916-2016 Commemoration
On Wednesday, 2 March 2016 Carrigallen Library will host a talk by Helen Litton on Tom Clarke in the Tom Clarke Clubrooms, Carrigallen Community Centre at 8.00pm. Tom Clarke was the first signatory on the Proclamation of the Irish Republic and was executed on 3 May 1916. Tom's father, James was born in Errew, Carrigallen. Helen Litton is a grand-niece of Commandant Edward Daly (commander of the First Battalion in the Four Courts during the Easter Rising 1916), and of Kathleen Daly, wife of Tom Clarke. She has written biographies of Edward Daly and Tom Clarke, as part of the 'Sixteen Lives' series. Recently she has provided assistance to researchers who want to know more about the Clarke and Daly families. Please contact Carrigallen Library to book. This is a free event, presented by Leitrim County Council in association with Ireland 2016 & The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Opening hours - Monday 1.30-3.30pm & 4-8pm; Wednesday 10.45-2.45pm & 3-5pm and Saturday 10am-1pm. Phone No 0494339188.

Carrigallen Library
Carrigallen Library will open at 2.30pm on Monday, 29 February 2016. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Local Author
The Whole of the Moon is the newly published debut crime novel by local author Kevin McManus. Kevin and his wife Mary live in Killahurk, Carrigallen and he is son of Noreen and Kevin McManus, Carrigallen. A History and Geography teacher by profession he has had historical articles published over the years. The book is available online and from local book shops. Wishing Kevin every success with this his first novel.

Thanks
The Carol Singers would like to thank the Corn Mill Theatre Group crew and cast of the Wedding Fever and all the contributors to the four charities: Community Care Carrigallen, Oncology Unit Cavan, Guide Dogs and St Vincent De Paul. €720 is divided among the charities.

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age
Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age held their AGM for 2015 recently, attended by twenty two members. As well as electing the Officers for the coming year members were reminded of just a few of the events, outings and trips that took place during 2015 – including a visit to Butlers Chocolate Factory (no good for the calorie counters!!) and a short break to Westport. During the year members had visits from a number of speakers and events centered on awareness raising issues, especially for health, security and entitlements. We were represented at a variety of Forums and Meetings and took part in activities including yoga classes and 10-pin bowling. We also supported three national charities raising over €1,000 which will be used to help local people and their carers.

Officers elected for 2016: Chairperson - Lottie McGerty; Treasurer - Ann Harte; Social Secretaries - Ann Harte and Christy Kiernan and Secretary/PRO - Valerie Elsegood. Thanks were expressed to the outgoing Social Secretary, Maura O'Rourke, the first member to hold this position. Some ideas are already in the pipeline for 2016, including speakers and activities - but suggestions are always welcome, especially for 'away days' and holidays! Several new members were welcomed during the year – please contact any of our members or officers if you are interested in joining us, you will be very welcome.

Mardi Grá Pancake Extravaganza
Margaret of New Orleans Jazz, Trad & Food Festival‎ committee wish to thank all who came out and supported their Pancake Extravaganza. It was both enjoyable and successful with loads of lovely pancakes and waffles served up. And a sincere appreciation to all the volunteers who did such a good job cooking, mixing and flipping!!! Also, thanks goes to Carrigallen Vocational School for allowing the use of their super state of the art kitchen, a magnificent venue, and many thanks again.

School Enrolment
Scoil Mhuire Naofa NS Carrigallen enrolment forms for September 2016 are now available from the school. Completed forms to be returned to the school on or before 4 March 2016. Contact 04943 39929 for more information.

Corn Mill Theatre
The group have been rehearsing since October and it's nearly time for them to bring Charles McGuinness' new play to the stage. 'From The Belly of a Whale' will be performed by the Corn Mill Theatre Group on Thursday 25, Saturday 27, and Sunday 28 February 2016. Doors open at 8.00pm and show starts at 8.30pm. Booking is essential on 0494339612 or 0868765377 between 10.00am - 4.00pm or online at bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Copper Trail
Scoil Mhuire Naofa National School Carrigallen is having a Copper Trail collection - if you have coins to donate they would be gratefully appreciated. Coins can be left into the school during school time from 9.30am to 3.00pm. Funds raised will go towards extracurricular activities for the pupils.

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 20 February 2016 in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by Sean Brennan as seen on Hot Country. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Yoga
Yoga Classes starting in Bredagh Old School on Thursday, 10 March. Beginners at 7.00pm; Intermediate at 8.15pm. Please bring a mat and a blanket.

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.

Fit Kicks Fitness Classes
Fit Kicks Fitness Classes for the week beginning 15 February. All groups meet in hall apart from couch to 5k. Contact Paul on 0838029692 or Fit Kicks Fitness on Facebook for more details. Wednesday - 7pm Ladies Boxercise & Circuits; Thursday - 7.30pm Men's Fitness Group; Friday - 6.45pm Junior Soccer 6-8 year olds, 8pm Senior Soccer 9-11 year olds, 9.05pm Teen Boxercise 12 years +; Saturday - 11am Couch to 5k beginners jogging group (meet at Parish field). This month it's Bring a Friend February, why not bring along a buddy to any of the classes, both yourself and your friend will get 15% off the fee for a six week program.

Diocesan Pilgrimage

Booking Forms and Full Details regarding the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome from 12-17 September 2016 to mark the Year of Mercy are now available from the Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan. Fare: €799 per person sharing. If interested, please telephone the Centre on 049 4375004 for further information. Turning Our Hearts to the Lord – Lenten Scripture Reflection Group continues every Wednesday evening during Lent at 7:30p.m. in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan Each evening lasts around 45 minutes during which there will be prayer, a reading of the Sunday Gospel and a commentary on it, reflection on its connection with life today and prayer for the intentions of group members. All welcome. Journey to Jerusalem - A series of four seasonal talks by Fr. Eamonn Bredin begins on Thursday 18 February in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan at 7.30pm. A donation of €5 per talk would be appreciated. All are welcome.

Monster Bingo 
Monster Bingo will be held in the Granard Community Centre on Sunday 6th March at 3pm, with prize money of €2,500. Proceeds are for the Abbeylara Parish Senior Citizens 1916 Easter Party.

Donate Blood
Irish Blood Transfusion Service is urgently seeking new donors to give blood. The Mobile Clinic will be in St Brigid's Community Centre, Lough Gown on Tuesday, 23 & Wednesday, 24 February 2016 from 4.30pm to 8.00pm.

Local Notes
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Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 13 February 2016 in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by Mary O'Connor and Pat Kelly. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. 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 086 6035977.

Reflection Group
Turning Our Hearts To The Lord - Lenten Scripture Reflection Group begins on Thursday evening at 7.30pm in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan and then continues every Wednesday evening during Lent for about forty-five minutes. Each evening, there will be prayer, a reading of the Sunday Gospel and a commentary on it, reflecting on its connection with life today and praying for the intentions of group members.  All welcome. 

Killeshanda Drama Group tour with new McManus Play
'Lies' a play written by Joe McManus, directed by Colette Maguire, and performed by Killeshandra Community Drama Group. It is set in the sleepy village of Kinlara. A local property is purchased by people from Dublin unknown to the residents, and the occupiers turn this village upside down.  The play deals with strong issues such as relationships, and challenging people in respected positions to face their realities. Lies is not recommended for any persons under the age of fourteen unless accompanied by an adult. This play will be performed in Ballyconnell Community Centre on Thursday, 18 and Friday, 19 February at 8.30pm. Tickets available at the door. You can also catch this group on the amateur drama circuit festivals locally in Ballinamore, Kiltyclogher and Shercock. Wishing the group every success as this is their first time competing in the Confined section.

Aughawillan Drama Troupe
Aughawillan Drama Troupe is proud to present "Mother Knows Best" a comedy by Jimmy Keary and directed by Brian Dolan in Aughawillan Hall, Co Leitrim. The smash hit three act comedy will be for four nights the 11, 12, 13 and 14 February commencing at 8.30pm sharp each night. There is no need to book and admission is €10.00. Please turn up early to avoid disappointment. Listen out for Aughawillan Drama on the community notices Shannon Side Northern Sound and like us on facebook at Aughawillan Drama.

Local Notes
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Crafty Ladies
Crafty Ladies Carrigallen next meeting will be held on Friday next, 5 February 2016 at 10.00am in room over the Post Office. All are welcome.

Women's Group
Our next group meeting will take place on Friday night 5 February in Bredagh School at 8.30pm. We welcome Michelle Fanning who has a masters in nutrition and physical exercise to give a talk on healthy ways to improve our well-being and lifestyles. This is an opportunity to get mind and body motivated for spring /summer. New ideas and suggestions welcome for the upcoming months. Admission will be €5 which includes refreshments. Everyone welcome!

Christmas Lights
Carrigallen Christmas Lights committee would like to thank the following for their kind sponsorship towards this season's festive lights. Modern Designs, Corn Mill Theatre, Community Hall, Vincent Hoban, MJ's Bar, Charley Farrelly's Bar, Orlaith's Barbers, The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen Pharmacy, The Post Office, Pat & Martina McCann Centra, Carrigallen Credit Union, O'Malley Butchers, Mitchell's Bar, Donohoe's Auctioneers, Ann Magee's, Pat & Mary Masterson, Just Jules, Traelles Hair Salon, Chinese Take Away.

Thanks to Modern Designs for the use of their fork lift, Seamus McManus for storage of the crib, Helen Corcoran for printing, Noreen & Kevin McManus for the hot tea & apple pie and Robbie Reilly for supplying the Christmas trees. A special thanks to local sculptor Martin Doyle who created a fantastic reindeer from mere branches of sally & ash. The artistic piece which was, of course named Rudolf became the topic of conversation throughout the town and who knows; maybe next Christmas Rudolf will be joined by Prancer or Blitzen. Thanks to the organisers and those who did the hard work of putting up the lights, especially Philip McIntyre & Brendan Kiernan.

Christmas Day Swim in Gulladoo in aid of Jack & Jill
Cathriona McManus wishes to thank all those who contributed and supported the Christmas Day swim in Gulladoo Lake, Carrigallen. To all the swimmers who braved the water in tough conditions, to Donal Cadden for providing the soup, all who helped out on the day, and all who made donations in support of the Jack & Jill Foundation. A sum of €1,459 was raised. Thank you all!

Thanks
Philip McIntyre, director of Wedding Fever, wishes to thank the Corn Mill Theatre cast and crew for all their hard work and commitment, especially Harriet Finnegan for stepping in as Stage Manager and doing a superb job.

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 6 February 2016 in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by Michael Cleary and first appearance for Brian Caul's daughter. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. 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 086 6035977.

Safetalk Training
Safetalk Training will be held in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 from 9.30am to 1.00pm. Safetalk is a half day training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help reduce suicide risk in their communities. Participants learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide in only a few hours. There is no cost for this training.  For further information, please contact Emer Mulligan, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, HSE Cavan-Monaghan Mental Health Services, Carrickmacross Primary Care Centre, Donaghmoyne Road, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. Email: emer.mulligan@hse.ie Telephone: 086 1717563.

Percy French looking forward to his 2016 'Party'!
To celebrate the birth of the great Irish composer Percy French, The County Leitrim Percy French Society will host their annual 'Percy's Party' in the Hunt Hall, Castle Street Mohill on the usual May Bank Holiday weekend 2016. As always, there will be a few surprises at 'Percy's Party'. The group are also making a return to the prestigious National Concert Hall to perform on Wednesday, 15 June and they have been invited to perform at a function organised by Brendan Harvey in the Bush Hotel Carrick on Shannon on the August Bank Holiday weekend, an event in Carrigallen in early July and Boyle in early spring. More about all these and other events later!

Aughawillan Drama Troupe
Aughawillan Drama Troupe is proud to present "Mother Knows Best" a comedy by Jimmy Keary and directed by Brian Dolan in Aughawillan Hall, Co Leitrim. The smash hit three act comedy will be for four nights the 11, 12, 13 and 14 February commencing at 8.30pm sharp each night. There is no need to book and admission is €10.00. Please turn up early to avoid disappointment. Listen out for Aughawillan Drama on the community notices Shannon Side Northern Sound and like us on facebook at Aughawillan Drama.

Sweet Spirit for Cavan Oncology Unit
The Mohill based 'Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir' under the direction of Tish Dunleavy will perform in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Sunday evening, 10 April at 8.30pm. Many great Country, Gospel, Folk and classics will be performed on the night. The Cavan Oncology Unit, Cavan General Hospital will be the beneficiary of the show. Delighted to welcome the new members to the group!

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 086 8696686.
 
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Thank You!
The Annual Sean Reilly Memorial 25 Card Game in aid of the North West Hospice was held in M.J´s bar on Sunday, 3 January 2016 with a large crowd present. 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 Mitchell's Bar who sponsored first prize €50 meal voucher to the winner of the card game. This was won by Seamus McManus who was playing for Maureen Gormley; Donal Cadden Kilbrackan Arms Hotel who sponsored second prize a €40 meal voucher which was won by Oliver Masterson playing for himself and third prize a bottle of brandy sponsored by Brian Gormley was won by Catriona Reilly playing for Chantelle Flanagan Aughnacliffe.

Donations from Sean Mc Loughlin €50; Bruce Betting Arva €20 voucher; Fosters Pharmacy €25; McIntyre Flowers €20; Catherine Dolan €15; Kevin Lynch €15; Noeleen Grimes €20; John Reilly Modern Designs €30; Maggie Smith €20; Bottles of spirits from Martin Reilly, Catriona Reilly, Sean Duffy, Tommy Brady, Paddy O Rourke, Declan Donohoe, M.J .Reilly, Brendan Reilly, Brendan Kiernan, Anthony Mimna, Pat Masterson, Vinny and Katherine Lyons.  €10 from Gretta and Lila McCabe, Brendan Reilly (Drumanure), John McManus (Beaghmore) and Andrew McManus. Sincere apologies if we have left anyone out. A big thank you to all the people who bought tickets for the game and the raffle, your generosity brought the grand total to €1,575 which has been handed over to the North West Hospice.

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 31 January 2016 at 8.30pm in Carrigallen Community Centre. Money prizes total €3,100, including €1,000 on the 9th page. This will be the last Sunday of this season for bingo in Carrigallen as it is moving to Arva for the next six months.

Election Fever
Election fever kicks off here in Carrigallen with the campaign launch of Cllr Paddy O'Rourke on Saturday, 30 January at 10.30pm in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel. Music by Family Affair and guest Sean Donohoe of Evening Star.

Couch to 5k
Couch to 5km beginners walk/jogging group starts Saturday, 30 January 2016 at 11.00am. Would you like to take part in an eight week jogging program aimed at getting complete beginners to comfortably be able to jog a full 5km at the end of eight weeks? No experience needed and all for ages* (11+) and all abilities catered for. The Couch to 5km program has been very successful nationwide at getting people up and active. Each week the group will meet and follow the plan, as each week passes we gradually increase the distance/time spent jogging but be assured you can go at your own pace and rest when you want to.

The program is easy to follow and breaks down each part of the session into obtainable targets/goals. If 5km isn't your goal you can still join in and take part in this group, meeting up with friends while also getting in some fresh air and exercise as a group. The cost of the eight week program will be €10. Min age 11/12 accompanied by adult. Please contact Paul on 0838029692 for more information or details. Information booklet and program plan will be supplied to all so that you can also train towards the 5km goal on a separate day of the week.

Fit Kicks Fitness Classes
Fit Kicks Fitness classes for this week are as follows. Ladies Boxercise – Wednesdays at 7.00pm; Men's Fitness - Thursdays at 7.30pm; Kids Soccer - Fridays at 7pm for 6 - 8yrs old and 8pm for 9-11yrs old and Teen Boxercise/Circuits - Fridays at 9.00pm. All classes take place in Carrigallen Hall. Please contact Paul on 0838029692 for more details or like us on Facebook @ Fit Kicks Fitness for the latest updates and competitions. 

Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome - There are still a number of places available on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome from 12-17 September 2016 to mark the Year of Mercy. Fare: €799 per person sharing. If interested, please contact the Diocesan Pastoral Centre on 049 4375004 as soon as possible, please.

World Youth Day 2016 - There are a limited number of places available for those aged 18-35 on the Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Poland next July.  Fare: €800 approx.  If interested, please contact the Diocesan Pastoral Centre on 049 4375004 as soon as possible, please.

Mindfulness Training - An eight week course in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction begins in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan Town, on Wednesday, 27 January from 7.00pm to 9.15pm. Course Fee: €300. To enrol or for further information, please contact Helen on 087 4129385 or email helen@mindbodyenergymatters.ie 

Slimming World
Slimming World in Memorial Hall, Arvagh continues every Wednesday at 5.30 and at 7.30pm.  Call Nicola on 0833428231 for more information.

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.

The Nature Trail
B-PRO Heart Testing at The Nature Trail, Mohill on Saturday 6th February. This simple non-invasive test could save your life. There will be a trained technician in store. The cost of test is €25.00. Booking is essential. Please contact 087 9766738 or 0719631818 for appointment.

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 086 8696686.
 
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Congratulations
Congratulations to local County Councillor Paddy O'Rourke, Killahurk, Carrigallen on being nominated by the Fianna Fáil party to contest the forthcoming election in what was known as the Sligo Leitrim constituency, but comprises all of County Sligo, all of County Leitrim, a portion of south Donegal and most importantly for O'Rourke and all Leitrim based candidates, a significant portion of West Cavan, our near neighbours. Councillor O'Rourke was first elected to Leitrim County Council in 2004.

Wedding Belles
On Sunday, 20 December 2015, Baronial Hall Lough Rynn Castle, Mohill, Co Leitrim was the setting for the civil ceremony of Keeley Greenshields, daughter of Patricia Greenshields (Ryce), Carrigallen and Graham Aschmann, South Africa and London. Bridesmaids were Shelley Greenshields and Janine McManus (sisters of the bride). Bestman was Jason Purrll and groomsman was Nick Horner. Following the ceremony the guests sat down to a sumptuous meal. Keeley and Graham would like to sincerely thank their families and friends for sharing their special day with them, making it very memorable. An extra thank you goes to all those who travelled from London, South Africa and the USA to share their day. Wishing Keeley and Graham health and a lifetime of happiness together.

Carrigallen Macra Monster Clothes Drive  
Why not clear out your winter wardrobe and make room for the January sales. Carrigallen Macra is organizing a clothes donation drive in partnership with Clutterbug Charity Shop, Arva, Co Cavan. To donate, contact 0877561162, Carrigallen Macra on Facebook, or any member. Donations are asked to be made before 30 January.

Yoga
Start 2016 with a gentle smile on your lips, and flexible hips!!! Yoga in Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen, starts on Thursday, 21 January. Beginners from 7.00 to 8.00pm, intermediate from 8.15pm to 9.15pm. €40 for five weeks or €10 per week. Please bring a mat and a blanket. Contact Julie on 087 1252213 for information.

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 24 January 2016 at 8.30pm in Carrigallen Community Centre.

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 23 January 2016 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!

Slimming World
Slimming World in Memorial Hall, Arvagh continues every Wednesday at 5.30 and 7.30pm. Get your new year of to a great start, learn how to lose weight and never go hungry. This can be your year you deserve it. Call Nicola 0833428231.

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.

Diocesan Pastoral Centre
A four week course on The Parables of Jesus facilitated by Fr. Eamonn Bredin begins in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan Town, on Thursday 21 January 2016 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. The cost of the course is €20 including light refreshments each night. To mark Catholic Schools Week, Rev. John Paul Sheridan, Education Programmes Co-ordinator at St. Patrick's College in Maynooth, will give a guest lecture on "Catholic Schools: Challenged to Proclaim God's Mercy" in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan Town, on Tuesday 26 January 2016 at 7.30pm. All welcome. Subscription: €5. Tea and Coffee served afterwards. An eight week course in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction begins in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan Town, on Wednesday 27 January from 7.00pm to 9.15pm. Course Fee: €300. To enrol or for further information, please contact Helen on 087 4129385 or email helen@mindbodyenergymatters.ie

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 086 8696686.
 
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Wedding Belles
On Saturday, 19 December 2015, St Mary's Church, Moyne, Co Longford was the setting for the marriage of Niall Reilly and Fiona Kiernan. Niall is son of Ann and John Reilly, Beaghmore, Carrigallen and Fiona is daughter of Mary and Eamon Kiernan, Ballyduffy, Moyne. Bridesmaids were Cathy Grimes, Louise Murtagh, Rosie Kelleher and Aisling Reilly. Bestman was Gary Reilly (brother of the groom), and Groomsmen were Paul Harrington, Michael Kelleher and Derek Reilly. Marriage ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Eamonn Corkery PP Dromard and con-celebrated by Fr. Dinny Murray PP Carrigallen. Following the ceremony the wedding party travelled to Lough Rynn Castle, Mohill, Co Leitrim for the wedding reception. Wishing Fiona and Niall health and a lifetime of happiness together.

Carrigallen Macra
Why not make Macra your New Year's resolution. Macra is a young person's organisation that offers opportunities in areas of sport, drama, public speaking, farm skills, as well a chance to meet and socialize. Upcoming Events include - Macra Monster Clothes Drive and Northwest Kings and Queens. Why not clear out your winter wardrobe and make room for the January sales. Carrigallen Macra is organizing a clothes donation drive in partnership with Clutterbug Charity Shop, Arva, Co Cavan.  To donate, contact 0877561162, Carrigallen Macra on Facebook, or any member. Donations are asked to be made before 30 January. Carrigallen chairperson Ailish Connolly will be this year's Leitrim Queen in the annual Northwest Kings and Queens Competition in Sligo Park Hotel, on 22 January 2016. Unfortunately tickets have been sold out but a great group from our club will be in attendance on the night. Best of luck goes to the Leitrim King from Kilronan Macra also.

Yoga
Start 2016 with a gentle smile on your lips, and flexible hips!!! Yoga in Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen, starts on Thursday, 14 January. Beginners from 7.00 to 8.00pm, intermediate from 8.15pm to 9.15pm. €40 for five weeks or €10 per week. Please bring a mat and a blanket. Contact Julie on 087 1252213 for information.

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 17 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 Thursday, 14 January; Friday, 15 January and Saturday, 16 January 2016 in the Corn Mill Theatre. Doors open at 8.00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking is essential on 0494339612 or 0868765377 between 10.00am-4.00pm or email: bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 16 January 2016 in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by The Lancers. Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Pilates Classes
New course starting on Wednesday 13 January 2016 at 8.30 pm in Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen. Join in this dynamic class to 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, as spaces are limited. Please bring a mat and a bottle of water. 

Carrigallen 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 10.00am to 1.00pm. Phone No 04943 39188. Good news for all libraries – as from 1st January 2016 lending charges has been removed for borrowing books or non-book material and for requested items. All library resources can now be accessed free-of-charge.

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.

Slimming World
Slimming World in Memorial Hall, Arvagh continues every Wednesday at 5.30 and 7.30pm. Get your new year of to a great start, learn how to lose weight and never go hungry. This can be your year you deserve it. Call Nicola 0833428231.

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 086 8696686.
 
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Margaret of New Orleans Committee says Thank You!
The Margaret of New Orleans Committee would like to thank most sincerely all those who made their fundraiser of the 25 Card Drive at Margaret's cottage on Sunday, 27 December 2015 a great success. It was held in memory of Jimmy McManus, Jimmy was a hard working volunteer on the Margaret project and loved to see the progress been made on the cottage in Tully South, Carrigallen. Congratulations to Noeleen Grimes, Drumury, Moyne who won 1st prize €100; Stephen Grimes, Bredagh, Carrigallen who won 2nd prize Bottle of Brandy and Seamus McManus, Bredagh, Carrigallen who won 3rd prize Bottle of Whiskey. A big thank you goes to all who donated prizes for the raffle; to all the ladies who helped with making the tea; to all the card players and to Tommy Brady who overseen the games. The funds raised go towards the annual maintenance and up keep of the cottage.

Bingo
Bingo on Sunday night, 10 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 Thursday, 7 January; Friday, 8 January and Saturday, 9 January 2016 in the Corn Mill Theatre. Doors open at 8.00pm and show starts at 8.30pm. Booking on 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10.00am-4.00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Social Dancing
Social dancing on Saturday, 9 January 2016 in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10.00pm to 12.30am. Music by JS Sound.  Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Carrigallen 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 10.00am to 1.00pm. Phone No 049 4339188. Good news for all libraries – as from 1 January 2016 lending charges has been removed for borrowing books or non book material and for requested items. All library resources can now be accessed free-of-charge.

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 083 8029692. 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, 7 January in Carrigallen Hall at 7.30pm.

Leitrim Ploughing Association
Leitrim Ploughing Association Annual Card Drive will be held on Saturday, 9 January 2016 starting at 9.00pm in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel. Tickets €2 and prizes – 1st prize €150, 2nd prize €100 and 3rd prize €50.

Like to Join?
The Mohill based 'Sweet Spirit Gospel & Country Choir' will be rehearsing for a special fundraising concert to take place in early April. New members welcome to be part of this fundraising concert. If you have a very positive outlook, enjoy singing and being part of a fun group in a very informal setting, prepared to commit to an hour and a half every Wednesday from end of January to early April, please contact 086-0827430. Rehearsals from 7.30pm to 9.00pm sharp.

Slimming World
Slimming World in Memorial Hall, Arvagh continues every Wednesday evening at 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Get your New Year of to an amazing start; come along to group to learn how to lose weight while never going hungry. Call Nicola on Tel: 083 3428231 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 086 8696686.
 
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