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09 January 2017

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age
Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age have been busy over the last month or two. At the end of November several Members and friends went on a Christmas Shopping Trip to Blanchardstown – where some of the Group went to the Cinema within the Complex to rest their weary feet and watch the latest Bridget Jones film! Stopping in Virginia on the way home for dinner was the perfect end to a really enjoyable day. A month on, in December, and Members and friends celebrated the festive season with their Annual Christmas Party, held this year in Mitchells.

A raffle in aid of our local Multiple Sclerosis Society was held, and raised €160 – a big thank you to all who donated prizes, and those buying the tickets, of course. Thank you too to the staff at Mitchells who made the evening run so smoothly for us, and for providing a lovely meal. Our AGM will be held in February, and we look forward to setting our programme for the coming year. Funding has already been confirmed for some physical activities! Interested in joining us? Then please contact any of our current Members for more information, or alternatively, Lottie (Chairperson); Ann (Treasurer): or Valerie (Secretary 049 4339946).

Social Dancing
Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, at 7.30pm. All are welcome!

Bingo next Sunday night, at 8.30pm, in Carrigallen Community Hall.

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-12noon. €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. Call Laura on 086 6035977 for more information.

Carrigallen Outreach Service
Carrigallen Outreach service on every Tuesday, in the Health Centre, Carrigallen from 10.00am-12.30pm. 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. If interested in any of the above services or activities please contact Laura McHugh Community Development and Family Support Worker on 086 6035977.

Couch to 5km kicks Off
Couch to 5km kicks off on Saturday, 14 January 2017 at 9.00am in Carrigallen. A manageable and enjoyable six week training plan even if you are a complete beginner to jogging or just returning to exercise after long layoff from it. We progress gradually and you'll be amazed how quick you can improve and it is hugely satisfying to all of a sudden notice you just jogged a full kilometre etc when at the start 100 meters might have been a struggle.

So if this is something that appeals to you and your family get in touch today. All participants will receive various handouts over the six week program to help and assist you to reach your goal. Each training session takes between 40-60 minutes. We meet each Saturday for the next six weeks and on the 7th will complete the 5km fun run. Text Paul 0838029692 if interested. Children must be accompanied and under parental control throughout. Suitable for most ages and all abilities. As with all new exercise regimes that you plan to partake in, it is advised to get the all clear from a medical professional before starting out.

Morning Fitness
Morning Fitness Arva, starts Friday, 6 January at 10.00am, then every Monday and Friday at 10.00am. HIIT, circuits and Boxercise. 30 minutes. 10 sessions €40. Boxercise & Circuits, starts Thursday, 5 January at 8.00pm in Killeshandra Hall. Mixture of Boxercise, HIIT and Circuits to help you achieve your goals in 2017. Contact Paul 0838029692 to book your spot or Facebook Fit Kicks Fitness. Suitable for all levels of fitness male and female class. 10% discount on either class if travelling from Carrigallen.

The Sliabh an Iarainn Players
The Mohill based Sliabh an Iarainn Players, under the direction of Frank Cadam, will once again take to the stage in 2017 with more top class drama. We would like to invite anyone interested in being part of a successful drama group, or anyone interested in learning a craft, how to act, design sets, lighting, sound and everything else that goes into staging a successful production, to join us for the coming year. Drama helps build your confidence and gives you the chance to meet some great people. Our aim is to provide top class drama, combined with good camaraderie for everyone involved. There is a part for everyone, regardless of age. If you are interested in joining please phone 086 1723178 or email sliabhaniarainnplayers@gmail.com

Local Notes
If you have any item of local interest to be included in the Carrigallen Notes please email carrigallenlocalnotes@gmail.com or alternatively contact me on 086 8696686.
01 January 2017

Leitrim Ploughing Association
Leitrim Ploughing Association Annual 25 Card Drive will be held on Saturday, 7 January 2017 in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel. Tickets €2 and prizes – 1st prize €150, 2nd prize €100 and 3 prize €50.

Margaret of New Orleans
The annual 25 Card Drive in memory of Jimmy McManus, late of Beaghmore, Carrigallen was held at Margaret of New Orleans cottage in Tully South, Carrigallen on Tuesday, 27 December 2016. The organisers would like to thank all who donated prizes towards the raffle and to those who played cards. A special thank you goes to Lorcan Masterson for running the games. The winners were 1st prize €100 – Seamus McManus, Bredagh, Carrigallen; 2nd prize Bottle of brandy – Joe McGovern, Newtowngore; 3rd prize bottle of whiskey – Philip Maguire, Pottle, Ballyconnell, Co Cavan. Thank you to all the ladies who provided all the refreshment and for all who continue to support the cottage.

Social Dancing
Dancing lessons held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel. All are welcome!

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.
Last Updated: January 9, 2017
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