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19th January 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bingo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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