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28 July 2014

Carrigallen 10k Race/walk for MDI
Just wanted to share a bit of news, with your help a whopping €2255.35 was raised on the day of the Carrigallen 10k Race/walk for Muscular Dystrophy Ireland! Thanks again to all the runners, walkers, sponsors, volunteers and also everyone who took the time to drop in with a donation.

Thanks also to the Carrigallen GAA for the use of the facilities. It was great seeing the results of everyone pulling together again for this worthy cause. For an event like this one, a large part of the work happens at MDI under the capable hands of Amy Bramley, she is our unsung hero behind the scenes. There were runners from as far as Wales who came to join them this year and this event is officially on the map for being a great place to run. Thanks again for all your support thus making it another great success, and looking forward to seeing you all again next year.

The winners of the men's race were 1st Ciaran Mollahan (37.50mins), 2nd Brendan Kiernan (37.58mins) and 3rd Adrian Gurn (39.42mins) and the winners of the ladies' race were Veronica Reilly (44.40mins), 2nd Suzanne O'Beirne (45.21mins) and 3rd Andrea Dolan (46.46mins). Congratulations to the winners and to all who took part!

Margaret of New Orleans
Margaret's cottage is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm for the months of July and August. Come and see all the new renovations, the new Lectern and get up-to-date news on the developments of Margaret's beatification.

Summer Yoga
Summer Yoga workshop will be held in Newtowngore Hall on Thursday, 31 July from 7:30pm to 9:00 pm. Please ring mat, blanket, & water. €10. Contact Julie for more information on 0871252213. (Not suitable for beginners)

Corn Mill Theatre
Big Guerilla Productions present Padraig Potts' Guide to Walking, written by and starring Seamus O'Rourke and directed by Charles McGuinness on Friday 1 August and Saturday 2 August 2014 in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen. Doors open at 8:00pm, show starts at 8:30pm. Booking is essential on 04943 39612 or 08687 65377 between 10:00am-4:00pm or online at bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Ice Cream Fundays
Ice Cream Fundays will take place on Sunday 3 August from 12noon to 2:00pm in Happy Feet Childcare Facility Limited Carrigallen with all proceeds going towards Down Syndrome Ireland. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

Bingo
Bingo returns to the Community Centre Carrigallen on Sunday 3 August 2014 at 9:00pm. There will be many great prizes to be won. Please support!

Butterflies Special Abilities
Butterflies Special Abilities group is a group set up for Children and Adults with Special Abilities. We have a summer camp in Killeshandra every year from Tues 5 August to Friday 8 August 2014 in the Resource Center, Killeshandra, Co Cavan. Morning group (young children) 11:00am to 1:00pm, evening group (older teens and adults) 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Please contact Deirdre Gilbride on 0851555076.

Carrigallen Family Summer Festival
Carrigallen Family Summer Festival will take place on the August Bank holiday weekend from Friday 1 August to Monday 4 August with the opening at 8.30pm on Friday by Cathaoirleach of Leitrim County Council Cllr Paddy O'Rourke. There are many events organised so check out the brochures and posters which are on display in the area for the full schedule.

Jimmy McManus RIP
On Sunday evening, 13 July 2014 a great sadness descended throughout the parish and indeed many adjoining parishes when the news spread that Jimmy McManus had passed away having being cruelly taken by the illness he had so bravely fought for the last fifteen months. Jimmy was a larger than life character who came from a highly respected family. He was out and about from early in life initially training as a butcher and in more recent years working in the construction industry. He made friends wherever he went and he was reliable and hard working. In his own quiet and unique way he helped out those in need compassionately and he was a great neighbour with no request ever being denied.

He was good company as a colleague or to meet socially at a card game or pool tournament. Jimmy's quick wit and ability to come up with a short humorous description of any situation that presented itself often made him the life and soul of the many gatherings he attended of over the years. He was a keen reader and liked sharing and discussing books with others.

From the early days of his illness despite the very seriousness of it he resolved to fight it with all the strength God gave him and this he did right to the end, often returning from treatment only to resume work the next day never complaining in spite of what had to be a very difficult time for him. His strength of character was such that he managed to attend cemetery Sunday to pay respect to his deceased parents and relatives only a week before his passing, while in May last he made the pilgrimage to Lourdes an experience which gave him comfort in spite of it being demanding.

Lucky in love Jimmy met and married Bridie, a native of Virgina, Co Cavan and they built and set up their home overlooking the lake in Beaghmore, Carrigallen where they were blessed with three delightful boys Jamie, Jack and Joey of whom he was immensely proud.

Jimmy was pre-deceased by his sister-in-law Jean McManus and sympathy is extended to his wife Bridie, sons Jamie, Jack and Joey; brother John; sisters Noeleen Grimes, Drumury, Moyne, Co Longford, and Assumpta McDonnell, Belturbet, Co Cavan; uncle; aunt; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; relatives and friends.

Following his passing which occurred in his own home surrounded by his loved ones, Jimmy's waking saw extremely large numbers of people attend to pay their respects before his remains were removed to St. Mary's Church on the Tuesday morning for funeral Mass. Guards of honour of pupils from St Marys National School, and Carrigallen Vocational School, and members of Carrigallen GAA were present. Again a very large number was in attendance. Funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr Denis Murray PP Carrigallen and con-celebrated by Fr Sean McDermott PP Bruskey; Fr Charles Herey CC Belturbet; Fr Thomas McKiernan (retired) Belturbet; Fr PJ Corrigan (retired) Belturbet and Fr Dermot Prior PP Virginia with burial to the adjoining cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.
 
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21 July 2014

Seamie Brady RIP
An air of sadness descended on the community of Carrigallen with the sudden illness and death of Seamus (Seamie) Brady, 18 Bredagh, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim and formerly of Crosserlough, Co Cavan on Friday 11 July 2014.

The Brady family moved to Carrigallen in 1962 and at an early age Seamie began working as a barman with Eamon Donohoe and as a carer for Eamon's uncle, then proceeded into carpentry with McManus & Gormley for many years, then onto Richardson's Sawmill, Newtowngore and finally with Woodford Products. He cycled to and from work each day and spent his evenings in his vegetable garden. He loved music, reading and table quizzes and he was in the process of writing a book. Seamie was a very kind and generous person, always remembering family special occasions and was a very good neighbour. He had a deep faith. On meeting him, Seamie always had a warm smile and a joke to share. He will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him, and the large number of people who called to the house and attended his funeral Mass was testament to this.

Predeceased by his parents and sister Mary Kenny, Abbeylara, Co Longford sympathy is extended to his brother Thias, Carrigallen; sisters Betty Morgan, Tallaght, Dublin; Peggy Denning, Lismacaffrey, Co Westmeath; Bernadette Battrim, Keshcarrigan, Co Leitrim; Cathleen Donohoe, Newtowngore, Co Leitrim and Angela McManus, Ballinalee, Co Longford; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Seamie was reposed in the home of his sister Cathleen and brother-in-law Andy Donohoe with removal to St Mary's Church, Carrigallen for funeral Mass which was con-celebrated by Fr Dennis Murray PP, Fr Seán McDermott PP Bruskey, and Fr Sean Casey PP Ennybegs, with burial to the adjoining cemetery.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Storytelling in Carrigallen Library
Come join storyteller Simone Schuemmelfeder from StoryGate on a fantastic journey about dragons, giants, and mermaids on Monday 28 July from 4:15pm to 5:15pm. Suitable for children under twelve years old. Contact library for more information on 04943 39188. Opening hours are 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.

Sympathy
Sympathy is extended to Bernie Harte, Calloughs, Carrigallen on the death of her brother Kiernan Corcoran whose funeral took place in St Kevin's Church, Keash, Ballymoate, Sligo recently. May he Rest in Peace.

Margaret of New Orleans
Margaret's cottage is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm for the months of July and August. Come and see all the new renovations, the new Lectern and get up-to-date news on the developments of Margaret's beatification.
Local artist painting and art classes will be held on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July. All are welcome!

Summer Yoga
Summer Yoga workshop will be held in Newtowngore Hall on Thursday, 31 July from 7:30pm to 9:00 pm. Please ring mat, blanket, & water. €10. Contact Julie for more information on 0871252213. (Not suitable for beginners)

Corn Mill Theatre
Big Guerilla productions present Padraig Potts' Guide to Walking, written by and starring Seamus O'Rourke and directed by Charles McGuinness on Friday 1 August and Saturday 2 August 2014 in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen. Doors open at 8:00pm, show starts at 8:30pm. Booking on 0494339612 or 0868765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm or online at bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Ice Cream Fundays
Ice Cream Fundays will take place on Sunday 3 August from 12noon to 2:00pm in Happy Feet Childcare Facility Limited Carrigallen with all proceeds going towards Down Syndrome Ireland. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

Social Dancing
Social dancing will take place in Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen on Saturday night next 26 July from 10:00pm to 12:30am with music by Country Cousins. All are welcome!

Butterflies Special Abilities
Butterflies Special Abilities group is a group set up for Children and Adults with Special Abilities. We have a summer camp in Killeshandra every year from Tues 5 August to Friday 8 August 2014 in the Resource Center, Killeshandra, Co Cavan. Morning group (young children) 11:00am to 1:00pm, evening group (older teens and adults) 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Please contact Deirdre Gilbride on 0851555076.

Charity Shop 
The Clutterbug Charity Shop in Arvagh - What a difference a year makes! It opened one year ago and since then over €20,000 has been donated to various charities and clubs in the area. The proprietors would like to thank to all the people who donated, helped out, volunteered and shopped with them. They hope to continue to improve their shop and would appreciate any feedback, ideas or help. Open six days a week and all through the Arvagh 3 Provinces Festival, why not call in to see them. For further information call Michael or Jana on 0873899337.

Carrigallen Family Summer Festival
Carrigallen Family Summer Festival will take place on the August Bank holiday weekend from Friday 1 August to Monday 4 August.
 
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14 July 2014

Margaret of New Orleans

Margaret's cottage is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm for the months of July and August. Come and see all the new renovations, the new Lectern and get up-to-date news on the developments of Margaret's beatification. Art classes will be held on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July. All are welcome!

Charity Concert

The Thunder Rolls Garth Brooks Charity Concert for one night only on Saturday 19 July 2014 at the Marquee, Mitchell's Bar, Carrigallen starting at 9:00pm, performed by Pat Doonan, Bryan Mulligan, Eoghan Doonan, Tommy Hunt, James Doonan, Liam Doonan, Conor Doonan, Mary Harte, Liz Doonan, Daniel Mimna and Padraig O'Reilly with special guests Evening Star. Tickets €10. All proceeds in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Unit, Cavan and Cancer Research Ireland. More details available on 0866044086.

Owen Carron Retires

On 24 June 2014 Mr Owen Carron retired having spent over ten years as Principal of St Mary's National School. A native of Fermanagh Mr Carron commenced his teaching career in Northern Ireland and had been Principal at Drumnamore National School in Aughavas, Co Leitrim before coming to Carrigallen in January 2004. Right from the beginning Owen's affable personality endeared him to staff, parents and pupils. During his term he oversaw many significant improvements at the school including the provision of some extra class room space quite recently. Enthusiastic about sport Owen encouraged the various school teams many of which enjoyed considerable success, and he was equally supportive of anything the school took part in be it quizzes, art competitions, obtaining flags under the schools environmental flag scheme. Gaelic language and traditional music was of particular interest to him and he encouraged the promotion of both where the opportunity arose. Always a man for no fuss Owen insisted his retirement function would be simple and involve the pupils so on 24 June students, teachers, parents on Board of Management and Parent's Association all joined Owen along with his wife Siobhan and family for Mass celebrated by Fr D. Murray before returning to the school for refreshments where presentations were made by the Board of Management and students along with the Parents Association. Chair of the Board of Management Jim Hannon paid tribute to Owen for his commitment and dedication over the years. While chair of Parent's Association Paddy O'Rourke wished Owen well in his retirement and thanked him for having been so easy to work with over the years. Veronica Harte, BoM presented Owens wife Siobhan with a bouquet of flowers. Wishing Owen a long, healthy and a happy retirement.

Carrigallen Library

Summer Reading Tree project continue in Carrigallen Library. Any child who has signed up still has time to have the required number of books read to get their certificate and be entered into the draw for books and an iPad. For more information contact the Library on 04943 39188. Opening hours Monday 1:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45am to 2:45pm & 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Swimming Classes
Irish Water Safety Swimming Classes continue at Gulladoo Lake. Contact Sheila Mollahan on 04943 39619 for further information.

Good Luck!
Good luck to Josie Kenny, last year's winner of the Make and Model competition for her return trip to An Grianán on Saturday next 19 July 2014. She will be representing Aughavas ICA.

Alzheimer Society of Ireland
Alzheimer Society of Ireland provide a day service in a 'home from home' setting three days per week – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - in Ballinamore and the surrounding areas. Bus service available. Contact Geraldine 087 6486807 or Majella 071 9146400.

Memorial Tractor Run

Philip Sorohan Memorial Tractor Run will take place on Sunday 20 July 2014 with registration taking place at the 98 Bar Ballinamuck at 10:30am sharp. Refreshment will be served. Run to be 20 miles approximately. Dinner will be in Dillon's Bar & Bistro. Registration fee €20. All Proceeds to the Patient Care Fund St Joseph's Care Centre Longford and Arus Carolan Nursing Unit Mohill. Collection buckets will be available. For more information please contact 086 3847482 or 086 8724458. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
 
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7 July 2014

Margaret of New Orleans
Margaret’s cottage is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm for the months of July and August.

Remembering
At this time of year let us remember all those who are hospitalised or not feeling well at the moment in the community.

Thank You!

Nicola Coyne would like to thank everyone who supported the Tea Dance and to the ladies who took part in this year’s Mini Marathon. The total raised for Cavan Hospital's Oncology Unit was €4510. €1131 was raised at the dance and the rest came from the sponsorship cards.

Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking
Big Guerilla Productions present a one-man play called ‘Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking’, written and performed by Seamus O'Rourke and directed by Charles McGuinness in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Friday 11 July at 8:30pm, doors open at 8:00pm. The play follows the life of Padraig Potts McKiernan, from growing up near the tiny rural village of Drumnamee, County Leitrim in the 70’s and 80’s to falling in love with Silvia Lang, a perfect protestant girl, to marrying Mary Tague, the priests housekeeper, who he never really liked and eventually to the realisation that the world isn’t as big as he first thought. This is a story full of Nostalgia, Innocence, Olympic standard sex and Holy Water Salad dressing. Setting for the play is provided by Noel Nash and Lighting design by Philip McIntyre. Booking is essential on 049 4339612, 086 8765377 between 10:00am and 4:00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Swimming Classes

Irish Water Safety Swimming Classes at Gulladoo Lake for two weeks starting 14 July 2014. Enrolment will take place at the lake at 9:30am on Monday 14 July. Contact Sheila Mollahan on 04943 39619 for further information.

Charity Concert
The Thunder Rolls Garth Brooks Charity Concert for one night only on Saturday 19 July 2014 at the Marquee, Mitchell’s Bar, Carrigallen starting at 9:00pm. All proceeds in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Unit, Cavan and Cancer Research Ireland.

Bredagh Old School Barbecue

A very successful barbecue was held at Bredagh Old School recently. Mervyn Richardson, on behalf of the Committee thanked all those present, those who gave subscriptions, to all who helped out in any way and he informed the extra large crowd that it was going to be an annual event from now on.

Taispeántas Samhraidh 2014

The Annual Art Exhibition will take place in Teach Dúchais, Drumeela on Friday 11 July at 8:30pm. The exhibition will be opened by Mr Ted Crompton, artist, who will speak on the subject of painting in water colours. There will also be a music recital on the night featuring piano, harp, violin, and singing. Refreshments will be served. Everybody welcome! A special welcome goes to the Transition Year students from Carrigallen Vocational School who is invited to exhibit their work at this exhibition.

Works of Art in any medium are welcome for display and will be taken into Teach Dúchais on Thursday 10 July between 6:00pm and 9:00pm. There will be an Outdoor Painting Workshop on Saturday 12 July with assembly at Teach Dúchais at 10:30am. Workshop will be held indoors if weather is wet. Bring a packed lunch and painting materials. Enquiries and information at 07196 36012. Supported by Forás Éireann.

Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Alzheimer Society of Ireland provide a day service in a 'home from home' setting three days per week - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - in Ballinamore and the surrounding areas. Bus service available. Contact Geraldine 087 6486807 or Majella 071 9146400.

Diocesan Triduum of Prayer

Diocesan Triduum of Prayer to mark the year of the Holy Name of Jesus on Friday 11, Saturday 12, and Sunday 13 July 2014 in St. Mary’s Church, Staghall, Belturbet, Co Cavan.  Fr. Liam McCarthy OFM from the Franciscan Community in Galway will be the preacher for the three days.  Mass will be on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00p.m. Bishop Leo O’Reilly will be the principal celebrant of the Sunday morning Mass at 11:30am. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available on Saturday from 11:00am to 12 noon and 7:00pm to 7:45pm.  2014 is the Year of the Holy Name of Jesus in Ireland for the Franciscans and the Poor Clare Federation and the wider Franciscan family. The aim of the Year is simple - to foster a renewed reverence and devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus, and in so doing to deepen personal love for the Lord Jesus and faithfulness to His Gospel among all people.  For more information, please contact the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre on 049 4375004.
 
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30 June 2014

Road Race and Walk
The annual Carrigallen 10k road race and walk in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland will be held on Saturday 5 July 2014 at 1:00pm, starting at the GAA Park. Proceeds from the race will be used towards the provision of the Respite Support Services the charity provides to over 600 members.  It is essential that those affected by muscular dystrophy, their carers and family members have adequate respite on a regular and frequent basis in order to support and maintain the physical and emotional health of all concerned. Registration fee is €10 per person. To register or for further information please contact Katherine on 0894529351 or email kathy.m.lyons@hotmail.com

Congratulations

The 2014 British One Act Drama Festival was won by Fintry Amateur Dramatic Society, Scotland with their performance of Victor's Dung written by Seamus O'Rourke. This is a wonderful achievement for Seamus. 

Swimming Classes
Irish Water Safety Swimming Classes at Gulladoo Lake for two weeks starting 14 July 2014. Enrolment will take place at the lake at 9:30am on Monday 14 July. Contact Sheila Mollahan on 04943 39619 for further information.

Carrigallen Foróige
Carrigallen Foróige has finished for the summer and we would like to thank everyone who has helped over the last term. Our cake sale was a great success thanks to the support we received from everyone in the community and so a massive thank you to everyone. The highlight of the term was most definitely Hype Youth Festival. 

A big congratulation goes to two of our members Cormac Whelan and Jack Ledwith. Cormac who has just returned from a sailing course, has been elected to Forógie's National Reference Panel, while Jack was selected to attend the second module of 'The Albert Schweitzer Leadership for Life' programme. If anyone would like to become a leader with Foróige in Carrigallen please contact Sean Ledwith, Noelle Lockhart or Fiona Lee.

Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking
Big Guerilla Productions present a one-man play called ‘Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking’, written and performed by Seamus O'Rourke and directed by Charles McGuinness in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Friday 11 July at 8:30pm, doors open at 8:00pm. The play follows the life of Padraig Potts McKeirnan, from growing up near the tiny rural village of Drumnamee, County Leitrim in the 70’s and 80’s to falling in love with Silvia Lang, a perfect protestant girl, to marrying Mary Tague, the priests housekeeper, who he never really liked and eventually to the realisation that the world isn’t as big as he first thought. This is a story full of Nostalgia, Innocence, Olympic standard sex and Holy Water Salad dressing. Setting for the play is provided by Noel Nash and Lighting design by Philip McIntyre. Booking on 049 4339612, 086 8765377 between 10:00am and 4:00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Credit Union
To all members of Ballinamore Credit Union who are expressing an interest in volunteering please contact our local office: Ballinamore 071 9644627 - Carrigallen 049 4339802.

Cemetery Sunday
The blessing of graves will take place on Sunday next 5 July following the 11:30am Mass in St Mary's Chuch Carrigallen.

It's a Boy
Congratulations to Paul McIntyre and Siobhán O'Hara, Arva on the birth of their son Jake Barry, a little brother to Jessica, and to the proud grandparents Mae and Séan McIntyre, Cloncorrick, Carrigallen.

Taispeántas Samhraidh 2014
The Annual Art Exhibition will take place in Teach Dúchais, Drumeela on Friday 11 July at 8:30pm. The exhibition will be opened by Mr Ted Crompton, artist, who will speak on the subject of painting in water colours. There will also be a music recital on the night featuring piano, harp, violin, and singing. Refreshments will be served. Everybody welcome! A special welcome goes to the Transition Year students from Carrigallen Vocational School who is invited to exhibit their work at this exhibition.

Works of Art in any medium are welcome for display and will be taken into Teach Dúchais on Thursday 10 July between 6:00pm and 9:00pm. There will be an Outdoor Painting Workshop on Saturday 12 July with assembly at Teach Dúchais at 10:30am. Workshop will be held indoors if weather is wet. Bring a packed lunch and painting materials. Enquiries and information at 071 9636012. Supported by Forás Éireann.

Sympathy
Sympathy is extended to Noreen McManus, Church Street, Carrigallen on the recent death of her brother Michael Kellegher, Birmingham, England and formerly from Kerry, whose funeral took place on Friday last.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Craft and Gift Fair
Craft and Gift Fair will be held on Sunday 13 July 2014 in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, Co Cavan from 12noon to 5:00pm. This regular event is now in its 3rd year and will feature approximately 30 stands showcasing handmade crafts, food items, craft supplies and giftware from some of our regular exhibitors and some new faces. There will be an array of beautiful pieces on show including greeting cards, jewellery, wood & metal crafts, toys, leather crafts, knitting & crochet, fabric crafts, skincare, glassware & ceramics, artwork, candles & soaps, clothing & accessories, face painting, paper craft supplies, jewellery making supplies and more. Plus many exhibitors will happily take commissions. Admittance is free!  For further information visit our website at www.downland-crafts.com or telephone 049 436 4877 or 087 189 6229

Work4You – Information Stand Drumlish Library & Lanesborough Library
‘Work4You’ set up by Acquired Brain Injury Ireland provides a free vocational assessment service for individuals who have an acquired brain injury and would like assistance and guidance in returning to work, training or education. It is free to anyone with an acquired brain injury and in receipt of a payment from the Department of Social Protection. If you are interested in the service or would like more information, Work4You are holding a Pop-Up Information Stand in Drumlish Library on Monday 7 July 2014 between 10:30am to 12:30pm and Lanesborough Library on Monday 7 July 2014 between 2:00pm to 4:00pm. All are welcome. For further information please call 044 9338773.
 
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23 June 2014

Credit Union
To all members of Ballinamore Credit Union who are expressing an interest in volunteering please contact our local office: Ballinamore: 071 9644627. Carrigallen: 049 4339802.

Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking
Seamus O’Rourke has an exciting new project lined up for the coming months. His theatre company, Big Guerilla Productions present a one-man play called ‘Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking’. Written and performed by Seamus himself and charmingly directed by Charles McGuinness.

The play follows the life of Padraig Potts McKeirnan, from growing up near the tiny rural village of Drumnamee, County Leitrim in the 70’s and 80’s to falling in love with Silvia Lang, a perfect protestant girl, to marrying Mary Tague, the priests housekeeper, who he never really liked and eventually to the realisation that the world isn’t as big as he first thought. This is a story full of Nostalgia, Innocence, Olympic standard sex and Holy Water Salad dressing…

Setting for the play is provided by Noel Nash and Lighting design by Philip McIntyre. The play opens in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Wednesday 25 June and Thursday 26 June. Booking on 049 4339612, 086 8765377 between 10:00am and 4:00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Bredagh Old School Carrigallen Barbecue
A barbecue will be held on Friday 27 June 2014 in aid of Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen. Food will be served from 7:30pm onwards. Admission adults €10 – children €5. All most welcome!

Social Dancing
Social dancing on next Saturday 28 June 2014 from 10:00pm to 12:30am in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, music by Padraig Sweeney. All are welcome!

Family Celebrations
Congratulations to Rita and Bobby Gorby, Newtowngore on the birth of their baby son Emmet, a little brother for Robert; to Terence and Elaine Reynolds, Fenagh on the birth of their son Andrew recently and to the proud grandparents Rita and Terry Reynolds, Gortermone, Carrigallen.

Taispeántas Samhraidh 2014
The Annual Art Exhibition will take place in Teach Dúchais, Drumeela on Friday 11 July at 8:30pm. The exhibition will be opened by Mr Ted Crompton, artist, who will speak on the subject of painting in water colours. There will also be a music recital on the night featuring piano, harp, violin, and singing. Refreshments will be served. Everybody welcome! A special welcome to Transition Year students from Carrigallen Vocational School who are invited to exhibit their work at this exhibition.

Work of Art in any medium are welcome for display and will be taken into Teach Dúchais on Thursday 10 July between 6:00pm and 9:00pm. There will be an Outdoor Painting Workshop on Saturday 12 July with assembly at Teach Dúchais at 10:30am. Workshop will be held indoors if weather is wet. Bring a packed lunch and painting materials. Enquiries and information at 07196 36012. Supported by Forás Éireann.

Ecumenical Service of Remembrance
Death by suicide is a tragedy for everyone concerned. The grief and sense of loss experienced can be overwhelming. Living Links Cavan is holding an Ecumenical Service of Remembrance for family and friends bereaved by suicide on Sunday June 29, 2014, at 3.00 pm in St. Brigid's Church, Killeshandra.


Road Race and Walk
The annual Carrigallen 10k road race and walk in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland will be held on Saturday 5 July 2014 at 1:00pm, starting at the football pitch. Please note if you want to find out more about this event please go to their Face book page or the following link http://www.facebook.com/Carrigallen10kRaceRunForMdi  

Proceeds from the race will be used towards the provision of the Respite Support Services the charity provides to over 600 members.  It is essential that those affected by muscular dystrophy, their carers and family members have adequate respite on a regular and frequent basis in order to support and maintain the physical and emotional health of all concerned.
 
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16 June 2014

Minister's Visit
Jimmy Deenihan T.D. Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaelteacht will be visiting Margaret of New Orleans Cottage, Tully South, Carrigallen on Friday next 20 June 2014 at 3:30pm sharp. All of the community is welcome to attend! Also the Minister will pay a quick visit to the Corn Mill Theatre afterwards.

Carrigallen Library
The Summer Reading Tree project commenced in Carrigallen Library on Monday 16 June 2014. If interested in joining please call into the Library to get an Entry form and begin reading. All children who read over six books will be awarded a Certificate and are in with a chance to win book prizes and an iPad. Library opening hours are Monday 12:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45am to 2:45pm & 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm. Phone No 04943 39188.

Yoga Workshops
Yoga workshop will be held on Thursday 19 June 2014 in Newtowngore Hall from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. (Not suitable for beginners). For more information and for booking, contact Julie on 087 1252213.

Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking
Seamus O’Rourke has an exciting new project lined up for the coming months. His theatre company, Big Guerilla Productions present a one-man play called ‘Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking’. Written and performed by Seamus himself and charmingly directed by Charles McGuinness. The play follows the life of Padraig Potts McKeirnan, from growing up near the tiny rural village of Drumnamee, County Leitrim in the 70’s and 80’s to falling in love with Silvia Lang, a perfect protestant girl, to marrying Mary Tague, the priests housekeeper, who he never really liked and eventually to the realisation that the world isn’t as big as he first thought. This is a story full of Nostalgia, Innocence, Olympic standard sex and Holy Water Salad dressing… Setting for the play is provided by Noel Nash and Lighting design by Philip McIntyre. The play opens in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Wednesday 25 June and Thursday 26 June. Booking on 049 4339612, 086 8765377 between 10:00am and 4:00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Bredagh Old School Carrigallen Barbecue
A barbecue will be held on Friday 27 June 2014 in aid of Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen. Food will be served from 7:30pm onwards. Admission adults €10 – children €5. All most welcome!

It's a Girl!
Congratulations to Orlaith and Anthony Kearney, Drumcannon, Carrigallen on the birth of their baby daughter Bella May, a little sister for Tommy, Charlie and Sam, and to the proud Grandparents May and Cathal Sheridan, Bredagh, Carrigallen.

Ecumenical Service of Remembrance
Death by suicide is a tragedy for everyone concerned. The grief and sense of loss experienced can be overwhelming. Living Links Cavan is holding an Ecumenical Service of Remembrance for family and friends bereaved by suicide on Sunday June 29, 2014, at 3.00 pm in St. Brigid's Church, Killeshandra.

Dublin Rose of Tralee
Congratulations to Roisin Lyons, Dublin who was crowned Dublin Rose of Tralee representing Musculor Dystrophy Ireland last weekend. Roisin’s father Gerry is formerly from Killahurk, Carrigallen. Roisin is no stranger to Carrigallen as she spends time with her uncles Noel and Vinny and their families. Wishing her every success in the 2014 Rose of Tralee International Festival.

Road Race and Walk
The annual Carrigallen 10k road race and walk in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland will be held on Saturday 5 July 2014 at 1:00pm. Currently they are seeking sponsorship or help with the following - marshals and helpers; spot prizes for the race winners; water stations set up with volunteers to help provide plastic disposable cups, water to the runners on the road; refreshments for the volunteers and runners after the event (sandwiches, tea, coffee, cakes, fruit. Please note if you want to find out more about this event please go to their Face book page or the following link:
http://www.facebook.com/Carrigallen10kRaceRunForMdi  

Proceeds from the race will be used towards the provision of the Respite Support Services the charity provides to over 600 members.  It is essential that those affected by muscular dystrophy, their carers and family members have adequate respite on a regular and frequent basis in order to support and maintain the physical and emotional health of all concerned.

Carrigallen Women's Group
Carrigallen Women’s Group are organising an outing to the Japanese Gardens, Newbridge Centre and Kildare Village Outlet on Saturday 28 June 2014. Cost €40 includes admission into and tour of the gardens, bus and a four course dinner in Johnston House Hotel. To book your place a deposit of €20 to be paid to Yvonne Donohoe, Ann Reilly or Aine Gray before Saturday 14 June as a deposit is required to secure booking of   meal and bus. This trip is part funded by Leitrim Development Company. Everyone welcome! For further details contact any of the above Committee members.
 
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Congratulations
Congratulations to Carrigallen man Councillor Paddy O'Rourke who was elected Cathaoirleach of Leitrim County Council for the 2014/2015 term at the Annual meeting on last Friday.

Carrigallen Library
The Summer Reading Tree project will commence in Carrigallen Library on Monday next 16 June 2014. Please return completed forms handed out in the school to the library by Friday 13 June, or call into the Library to get an Entry form. All children who read over six books will be awarded a Certificate and are in with a chance to win book prizes and an iPad. Library opening hours are Monday 12:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45am to 2:45pm & 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm. Phone 049 43 39188.

Final Two Shows
The Corn Mill Theatre Group will perform their final two shows of their 2014 All Ireland Drama Festival winning play The Devil's Céilí in The Black Box Theatre, Galway on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 June 2014. Play written by Philip Doherty and Kevin McGahern and produced by Ronan Ward. Booking through the Black Box on 091 569777or online www.tht.ie

Minister's Visit
Jimmy Deenihan T.D. Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaelteacht will be visiting Margaret of New Orleans Cottage, Tully South, Carrigallen on Friday 20 June 2014 at 3:30pm sharp.  All are welcome to attend.

The Late Hughie Murray
The untimely death of Hughie cast a gloomy shadow over the Carrigallen and surrounding areas. He took ill on Tuesday 11 March 2014 and died on Sunday morning. Like many others in the early 60’s he immigrated to London where he made a successful living at groundwork and landscape gardening. He met his wife Mary and married in 1967. They had three children Anne Marie, Brendan and Damien. They returned to their holiday home and farm in Portlongfield every year and sometimes twice yearly.

He was predeceased by his only sister Mary Ellen, seven weeks earlier, also by his brothers Noel and Michael, niece Carmel and his parents Eugene and Elizabeth (Bessie). He is survived by his wife Mary; daughter and sons; brothers John, James, Joe, all residing in London, Bernie in USA, Terry, Vincent and Peter in Carrigallen, and a large circle of nieces, nephews and many friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Yoga Workshops
Yoga workshop will be held on Thursday 19 June 2014 in Newtowngore Hall from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. (Not suitable for beginners). For more information and for booking, contact Julie on 087 1252213.

Fundraiser
St Mary’s National School are having a fundraising Bake Sale in the school on Friday next 13 June 2014 from 10:00am to 11:30am. If anyone would like to bake something and drop it in to the school it would be very much appreciated plus come along and support them. Also, the Green Flag Launch will take place at 12noon on the same day.

Road Race and Walk
The annual Carrigallen 10k road race and walk in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland will be held on Saturday 5 July 2014 at 1:00pm. Currently they are seeking sponsorship or help with the following - marshals and helpers; spot prizes for the race winners; water stations set up with volunteers to help provide plastic disposable cups, water to the runners on the road; refreshments for the volunteers and runners after the event (sandwiches, tea, coffee, cakes, fruit).

Please note if you want to find out more about this event please go to their Face book page or the following link http://www.facebook.com/Carrigallen10kRaceRunForMdi  

Proceeds from the race will be used towards the provision of the Respite Support Services the charity provides to over 600 members.  It is essential that those affected by muscular dystrophy, their carers and family members have adequate respite on a regular and frequent basis in order to support and maintain the physical and emotional health of all concerned.

Carrigallen Women's Group
Carrigallen Women’s Group are organising an outing to the Japanese Gardens, Newbridge Centre and Kildare Village Outlet on Saturday 28 June 2014. Cost €40 includes admission into and tour of the gardens, bus and a four course dinner in Johnston House Hotel. To book your place a deposit of €20 to be paid to Yvonne Donohoe, Ann Reilly or Aine Gray before Saturday 14 June as a deposit is required to secure booking of   meal and bus. This trip is part funded by Leitrim Development Company. Everyone welcome! For further details contact any of the above Committee members.

Thank You!
The Latin School Players wish to bid a fond farewell for this season of Drama and to thank their loyal audiences who came out to support their Drama Group in this year's production of Kevin's Bed by Bernard Farrell. A big thank you to all those who helped make their production such a great success and also a big thank you goes to the committee of the Latin School Community Centre for their on going support, it is very much appreciated. 

The Mulligan Sisters
The Mulligan Sisters will be in concert in St John`s Church, Battery Road, Longford on Saturday 14 June at 8:00pm sharp. Tickets €12 and are available at Hair Square, Farrell-Coy, Denniston`s or online at entertainment.ie/tickets.
 
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Sympathy
There was widespread regret in Carrigallen and surrounding areas at the death of Pauline Donohoe, nee McCabe, Bridge House, Gortermone, Carrigallen  peacefully at her residence, following a short illness. Pauline came from Druminbaun in the neighbouring parish Aughavas and following her marriage to Frank she moved to Gortermone where they reared their family, and ran a very successful shop, filling station and garage til they retired some years back.  They also ran a mini bus service. Now their son Peter runs the garage and minibus service. Pauline was a very outgoing lady with a great sense of humour. One of her hobbies was attending bingo where she was lucky on many occasions. She was a great wife, mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Sympathy is extended to  her husband Frank, sons Sean, Peter, Oliver and Declan, daughters Veronica, Alice, Caroline and Paula, daughters-in-law, Amanda and Eileen, sons-in-law Paul and Pat, grandchildren, brothers, sisters and their families and a large circle of friends and neighbours. Removal from her residence to St Mary's Church, Carrigallen and funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr D Murray PP with burial to the adjoining cemetery. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

Crafty Ladies
Crafty Ladies next meeting will be held on Friday next 6 June 2014 from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the Corn Mill Theatre Carrigallen. New members are always welcome! For more information contact Julie on 087 1252213. 

Final Two Shows
The Corn Mill Theatre Group will perform their final two shows of their 2014 All Ireland Drama Festival winning play The Devil's Céilí in The Black Box Theatre, Galway on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 June 2014. Booking through the Black Box on 091 569777or online www.tht.ie

Yoga Workshops
Yoga workshops through the summer starting on Thursday 19 June 2014 in Newtowngore Hall from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. (Not suitable for beginners). For more information and for booking contact Julie on 087 1252213.

Alzheimer Society of Ireland
Alzheimer Society of Ireland provide a day service in a 'home from home' setting three days per week – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - in Ballinamore and the surrounding areas. Bus service available. Contact Geraldine 087 6486807 or Majella 071 9146400.
 
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Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Ciara Grimes, daughter of Noeleen and Mel Grimes, Beaghmore, Carrigallen and Alan McNerney, son of Teresa and Joe McNerney, Legga, Moyne, Co Longford who celebrated their wedding in St Mary's Church, Carrigallen on Saturday 26 April 2014. Bridesmaids were Karen Croal, Roisin Reilly and Tina Hackett, cousin of the bride. Bestman was Thomas Martin and Groomsmen were Joseph McNerney and Mark Crowe. Following the wedding ceremony the bride and groom along with their families and friends made their way to the wedding reception at Crover House Hotel, Mountnugent, Co Cavan. Wishing Ciara and Alan a long life of wedded bliss!

Social Dancing
Social dancing in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel on next Saturday night 31 May 2014 from 10:00pm to midnight. Music by Padraig Sweeney. All are welcome!

Carrigallen Women’s Group
Carrigallen Women’s Group next meeting will be held on Saturday 31 May in Mitchell’s at 9:00pm with a talk on general health and well being. The group is organising an outing to the Japanese Gardens, Newbridge Centre and Kildare Village shopping outlet on Saturday 28 June 2014. Cost is €40 which includes a four course dinner, admission to the gardens and bus. To book your place a deposit of €20 to be paid to Yvonne Donohoe, Ann Reilly or Aine Gray by Saturday 14 June. Everyone welcome!

Local Elections
Congratulations to the three local politicians Paddy O’Rourke Fianna Fáil, John McCartin Fine Gael and Martin Kenny Sinn Féin who were all re-elected to Leitrim County Council in the recent local elections.

Congratulations
Congratulations to the following children who received their 1st Holy Communion on Saturday 17 May in St Mary’s Church - Kate Gormley, Ben Harte, Fionnán Harte, Kasia Hass, Senan Kearney, Tommy Kearney, Kalum McLoughlin, Jessie McManus, Kuba Musical, Jermaine Ntoko, Jack O’Rourke, Igor Sawka, and Aoibhin Sheridan.

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age
Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age have again supported the annual national Alzheimer’s Tea Day.  Alfie and Ann Harte, on behalf of Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age, hosted a Tea Day in their home at Cois Locha, Carrigallen on Monday 12 May 2014.  An amazing €630 was donated, and a cheque for this amount has been sent off to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland to help fund their services here in Leitrim. Alfie and Ann would like to thank everyone for their generosity and for their support.

The late James Morris
The death occurred of James Morris, Gulladoo, Carrigallen recently following a short illness at Cavan General Hospital.  James was a member of the well respected Morris family from Fyhora, Moyne, Co Longford. He spent time in Los Angeles, USA during the late 1960’s and 1970’s and on his return he married his wife Pauline and they settled down in Gulladoo where they farmed the land, a job which James loved and enjoyed. He was an expert in cattle breeding. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him. His remains were received by Fr Denis Murray PP to St Mary’s Church, Carrigallen and following the funeral Mass he was interred in the adjoining cemetery. Sympathy is extended to his wife Pauline; brother Packie, Fyhora, Moyne; nephew Pauric; sister-in-law; relatives and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Alzheimer Society of Ireland
Alzheimer Society of Ireland provide a day service in a 'home from home' setting three days per week – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – in Ballinamore and the surrounding areas. Bus service available. Contact Geraldine 087 6486807 or Majella 071 9146400.

Newtowngore/Corrawallen Parish
Newtowngore/Corrawallen Parish are holding a Barbeque and social on Saturday next 31 May at 8:00pm in Richardson’s Yard, Newtowngore. Adult €10 and children €5 (under 5’s free). Everyone welcome!

Leitrim Parents /Guardians

Are you using or thinking about using Childcare? Leitrim County Childcare Committee would like to hear about how accessible Childcare is to you across County Leitrim. Join them at a Public meeting in the Bee Park Resource Centre, Manorhamilton, on Thursday 29 May at 8:30pm. For further information contact 071 96 40870 or email info@leitrimchildcare.ie
 
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A Night in November
The Ramor Theatre presents A Night in November with Padraic McIntyre on Wednesday 21 May 2014. Doors open at 8:00pm and Show starts at 8:30pm sharp. Booking on 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm. Not to be missed!

Bredagh Old School
Bredagh Old School committee are holding a coffee morning on Saturday 24 May 2014 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. All are welcome!

Come for a Cuppa Success
The coffee morning which was organised by Andrea Donohoe which was held in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel on Friday 4 April 2014 in aid of Lauralynn Children's Hospice was a huge success. The total amount raised from the coffee morning, personal donations and online donations was a fantastic €717. A huge thank you goes to all who donated and to those who made it to the coffee morning. Thank you to all the local businesses that kindly sponsored prizes for the raffle on the day. Also, a very special thank you goes to Donal Cadden of the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel who so kindly provided the location and the use of his facilities for the event. The half marathon that Andrea participated in was a great success and for those of you who are wondering she finished it in two hours and forty-eight minutes. It goes without saying that your support kept her going every step of the way. The event in aid of LauralynnChildren's Hospice surpassed the target of half a million euro and counting.
Sincerest thanks.

Congratulations
Congratulations to Gretta O'Neill, Carrigallen who shared in the Lotto Jackpot from Cappawhite GAA, Co Tipperary recently.

Killeshandra Community Bingo
A new Bingo is starting in Killeshandra Community Hall on Wednesday 21 May 2014 starting at 9:00pm and every Wednesday.  There is €3,100 in prize money to be won, with a Jackpot of €1,000 each night.

The Latin School Players
The Latin School Players wish to announce that another performance of their very popular play Kevin's Bed will take place in the Latin School Community Centre on Saturday 24 May at 8.30pm sharp. The group played to a full house on their previous three nights and have received very positive reviews from all those who attended a play for young and old, a play not to be missed. Tickets are on sale in Moyne Cross Stores; Corrigans; Lynchs, Arva; and Mc Seains, Cornafean. Tickets €10 each.

Leitrim Parents /Guardians
Are you using or thinking about using Childcare? Leitrim County Childcare Committee would like to hear about how accessible Childcare is to you across County Leitrim. Join them at a Public meeting in the Bee Park Resource Centre, Manorhamilton, Thursday 29 May at 8:30pm. For further information contact 071 96 40870 or email info@leitrimchildcare.ie
 
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Corn Mill Sweeps the Boards!
The room erupted with shouts of joy and jubilation when the adjudicator Dr Russell Boyce announced that the Corn Mill Theatre Company, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim were the overall winners of the Perpetual Trophy of RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival 2014 for their performance of the Devil's Céilí, written by Philip Doherty and Kevin McGahern and directed by Ronan Ward.

Congratulations to Ronan Ward on winning the Best Director Award; to Eugene Finnegan on winning the Best Stage Management Award having previously won three All Ireland Best Set Awards, he excelled himself yet again by winning this award; and the Abbey Theatre Award which consists of three night's performances in the Peacock Theatre, Dublin. The three nights are Thursday 22, Friday 23 and Saturday 24 May with a matinee at 2:30pm on Saturday. This was the opening award of the night and was a fantastic surprise to us all at the Corn Mill Theatre. Theatre has come full circle to see father and son Gus and Ronan Ward on stage accepting the award on behalf of the group. What a wonderful achievement! They won the Most Entertaining Group Award at the Festival Club as well.

They were also nominated for Best Stage Setting; Best Stage Lighting; and Gus Ward & Killian McGuinness for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. All the hard work and long hours of reading and rehearsals which began way back on October 2013 have now been proven worthwhile. All Irelands are difficult to win in any discipline but the Corn Mill Theatre Group by their sheer dedication, commitment and putting their hearts and souls into it, along with Ronan's directional skills achieved it. Between cast and a well experienced backstage crew there were thirty-one people involved in this production, some well seasoned actors but also some very new to the stage.

The celebrations began and continued into the wee hours of the night back in Carrigallen. As they made their way home by bus and cars they were greeted and cheered along by a crowd around the blazing bonfire at Kenny's piers which had been stoked by Paddy O'Rourke and kept alive since the announcement of their win was made in Athlone. There was a welcoming home party for the Group on Sunday evening.

Amateur dramatics tradition is still alive and thriving in the Carrigallen area. This is the third occasion which the group has won the All-Ireland Open Drama Finals in Athlone, in 1998 with Belfry by Billy Roche and in 2005 with Stolen Child by Yvonne Quinn and Bairbre Ni Chaoimh. Congratulations and well done to all involved!

If you have not seen this award winning production or you would like to see it again then come along to the Corn Mill Theatre on Thursday 15, Friday 16 and Saturday 17 May. Bookings on 049 4339612 between 10:00am and 4:00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm sharp.

Rescheduled
Due to the Corn Mill Theatre winning the All Ireland Drama and performing the play again the Jack L's concert has been cancelled for the Corn Mill Theatre on Friday 16 May but will rescheduled for a later date.

Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who supported the Tea Dance on Sunday 4 May 2014 in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel. A total of €975 was raised for Cavan Hospital's Oncology Unit. All monies are going directly to the ward. Well done to Kitty and Christy Coyne for organising it and a big thank you to Paul Corrigan and Donal Cadden for the music and venue and to Jackie Maguire for the hamper. Next the mini marathon!! There are sponsorship cards available for the Mini Marathon in Carrigallen Post Office, Centra and Keiths in Arva. Thank you for your support.
 
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Thank You!
A big thank you to all who attended and helped out at the Coffee Morning in aid of the Special Olympics held in Carrigallen Hall on Sunday 13 April 2014. A total of €270 was raised and lodged in the Special Olympics Account. Again thanks to everyone.

RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival 2014
“The Devil’s Ceili showed a wealth of talent, immense invention and a director in top form”, said adjudicator Russell Boyce of Corn Mill Theatre Company’s production of the Devil’s Céilí on Saturday night last 3 May in the Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone. The results will be announced next Saturday night 10 May and wishing them every success on the night.

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age
Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age are supporting the Alzheimer’s National Tea Day again this year. Alfie and Ann Harte, on behalf of Active Age, will be hosting a Coffee/Tea day at their home 10 Cois Locha, Carrigallen  on Monday 12 May from 11:00am to 4:00pm, with all proceeds going to the Irish Alzheimer’s Society. Please support us, you will be assured of a very warm welcome, and some delicious cakes!

The late Kenneth Worrell
Kenneth Victor Worrell of Kilbracken Lodge, Kilbracken, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim, formerly of Malahide, Co Dublin, died suddenly on Sunday April 13 at Cavan General Hospital. Ken was a highly-qualified electrician by trade, and won a gold medal for Ireland in the International Apprenticeship Competition while serving his apprenticeship with ESB. He founded the very successful Worrell Electrics of Malahide. Although an electrician by trade, his first love was working with wood and wood turning at which he excelled. He was survived by his wife Linda and three children, Karen, Steven and Susan, and his brother Willie, partner Noeleen, sister-in-law Olive, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May he Rest in Peace. 

Latin School Players
Latin School Players will present their three act play Kevin's Bed by Bernard Farrell in the Latin School Community Centre, Moyne, Co Longford on Friday 9 May, Saturday 10 May and Sunday 11 May at 8:30pm sharp. Tickets on sale in Lynchs of Arva, McSeains of Cornafean, Moyne Cross Stores and Corrigans. Tickets €10 each. Your support would be greatly appreciated!
 
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RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival 2014
Wishing the cast, backstage crew, technical team and make-up artists of the Corn Mill Theatre group every success in the 2014 RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival Final as they perform The Devil’s Céili written by Philip Doherty and Kevin McGahern and directed by Ronan Ward. They will be performing on Saturday 3 May at 8:00pm. Break a leg!

Crafty Ladies Carrigallen
Next meeting of the Crafty Ladies will be held on Friday 2 May 2014 in the room beside Carrigallen Post Office from 10:00am to 12:30pm. All are welcome!

Tea Dance

A Tea Dance in aid of the Oncology Unit Cavan General Hospital will be held in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen on Sunday next 4 May 2014 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm.  Admission will be €8 per person or €15couple per couple. Music will be supplied by Paul Corrigan. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

St Mary's NS Easter Hamper Draw
The NS Parents Association is delighted to announce that the winner for the Easter Hamper was Elaine Patterson. €2,772 was raised for the school and we wish to thank all who were involved, to the people who donated the goods for the hamper, who helped out with advertising, to everyone who purchased lines, to Michael Finnegan who made the beautiful chest and to McCann's Centra for kindly allowing us to display the hamper and hold the draw on Easter Saturday It was a huge community success, thank you to all!

It's a Boy!

Congratulations to Fiona and John Geoghegan on the birth of their baby boy Liam recently and to the proud grandparents Betty and James Grimes, Cornaghy, Carrigallen.

Cavan Hospital Oncology
This June Nicola O'Connell along with some friends will be taking part in the Women’s Mini Marathon to raise funds for Cavan Hospital's Oncology Unit. So many of our local community have unfortunately had need for this facility over the past number of years that we felt it was time to give something back. Every cent we raise goes towards making our Cancer patients more comfortable and ensuring they get the best of care. There will be no online sponsorship this year so if you would like to sponsor any of the ladies cards are available in Carrigallen Post Office and Credit Union and Keiths in Arva. Thank you for your support!

Killeshandra Community Bingo
A new Bingo is starting in Killeshandra Community Hall on Wednesday 21 May 2014 starting at 9:00pm and every Wednesday. There will be €3,100 in prize money to be won, with Jackpot of €1,000 each night.

Percy’s Party! Mohill
Friday 2 May ‘Big Maggie’, Saturday 3 May ‘Re-enactment of court case between Percy French and the West Clare Railway and a short performance by ‘Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir’, Sunday 4 May:  Percy, his jarvey Paddy Reilly and the great Stephen Foster of ‘Hard Times Come Again No more’ and ‘Way Down upon the Swanee River’ fame will present a Gala Show. Weekend Value for money ticket for all events €20 by contacting 086-1723178. All events commence at 9:00pm in the Hunt Hall, Castle Street, Mohill (opposite library). Refreshment will be served.

Woodwork Course
Free part-time woodwork course starting soon for unemployed individuals, two mornings per week at Ballinamore Old Vocational School. Contact Fiona Noone at 071 9620024 ext 205. Mayo/Sligo/Leitrim ETB.

Latin School Players

Latin School Players will present their three act play Kevin's Bed by Bernard Farrell in the Latin School Community Centre Moyne on Friday 9 May, Saturday 10 May and Sunday 11 May at 8:30pm sharp. Tickets on sale in Lynchs of Arva, McSeains of Cornafean, Moyne Cross Stores and Corrigans. Tickets €10 each.
 
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Final Five Nights!
The Corn Mill Theatre Group in preparation for their performance at the RTÉ All-Ireland Finals in Athlone will perform The Devil’s Céilí on Wednesday 23, Thursday 24, Monday 28, Tuesday 29, and Wednesday 30 April. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking on 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10:00am and 4:00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com 

Leitrim Youth Theatre Co. Carrigallen Junior Groups Played to Packed Audience
The future of theatre in Carrigallen is secure as thirty-six members of LYTC Carrigallen Junior groups performed two plays to an over flowing audience at the Corn Mill Theatre last week.The plays The Sun and The Moon, directed by Yvonne Heijeneman assisted by Aoife Tierney, and a new play written and directed by Mary Blake, assisted by Yvonne Heijeneman and Aoife Tierney entitled Neighbourhood Watch brought a cast of thirty-six actors between the age of nine to twelve years on stage to a warm and welcoming audience.

The directors, and artistic director of LYTC Carrigallen Maura Williamson would like to thank the parents, and members of LYTC Carrigallen Junior, Corn Mill staff Sean, Philip, Brian, Helen and Mae, Carrigallen Community Centre staff Gretta, and Martin, Leitrim Arts Officer Philip Delemare for part funding under the County Council Arts Initiative Scheme, Arts Council and NAYD. Philip, Mattew, Cormac, and Cathal on technical,  make up, Lee,  backstage Yvonne and Aoife, Video Tony, set props, Loui, Jonathan, Mary and Yvonne, local correspondent Helen, and local press for coverage. LYTC Senior ended their term with a trip to The Glens Centre Manorhamilton to see LYTC Manorhamilton perform The Open Razor by Woyzeck directed by Declan Drohan assisted by Treasa Nealon.  

The group had a wonderful night out and a unique experience of alternative theatre. LYTC Carrigallen recommences in September for another term.  LYTC Carrigallen celebrates their 10th anniversary in September. The senior group bring to stage a play currently been written by Maura Williamson, mentored by Seamus O’Rourke, due for stage late November early December.

Don Baker in the Corn Mill Theatre
Don Baker in concert in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Friday 25 April 2014. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Tickets €15.00 - now on sale. Booking at 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm 
bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Woodwork Course
Free part-time woodwork course starting soon for unemployed individuals. Two mornings per week at Ballinamore old vocational school. Contact Fiona Noone at 071 9620024 ext 205. Mayo/Sligo/Leitrim ETB.

Country Music & Dancing
Peter and Josephine McLoughlin are organising a night of country music and dancing in aid of Alzheimer and Patient Comfort Fund, St Patrick’s Hospital in The Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Monday night 28 April. Admission is €15. Doors open at 9:00pm and show starts at 9:30pm. Tickets available on the door or by contacting Peter on 087 2973042.
 
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Easter Closing
Carrigallen Library will be closed on Easter Saturday and Easter Monday and will open as usual on Wednesday 23 April at 10:45am.

Easter Egg Draw
Easter Egg draw will take place in Carrigallen Library on Wednesday 16 April at 3:30pm.  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 0494339188.

Congratulations
Congratulations to Enda Lyons, Aughawillen, Carrigallen trainer of the Leitrim Minor football team who defeated Galway in the Connacht Minor League Final on Saturday evening last in Tuam.

Poker Classic
Carrigallen Gun Club is holding a Poker Classic in Carrigallen Community Centre on Good Friday 18 April 2014 starting at 8:30pm. Entry fee €20. Refreshments served.

Leitrim Ploughing Championship 2014
The Leitrim Ploughing Championship 2014 will be held on Easter Saturday 19 April from 12noon in Tully, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim on the lands of Fergal Reilly and John McKenna. They will be celebrating the twenty fifth anniversary of Loy Digging with special guest John Boland, All-Ireland & Leitrim Champion. Also ploughing classes, modern and vintage tractor ploughing, horse ploughing and loy digging. Entertainment includes forge and blacksmith demonstration, tinsmith, boxty making, spinning & weaving, bouncy castle, Pat Power Puppet Show, etc. A day for all the family with many attractions for the young and the old to enjoy!

Sympathy
Sympathy is expressed to the Brady family, Aughavas on the death of Eamon Brady.  Eamon was postman for the past thirty years and he covered the Aughavas route for Carrigallen Post Office. He was an outgoing, friendly person, very dedicated to his job, always a smile on his face with a jolly comment of good will to all he came into contact with.  He will sadly missed by all who knew him.  We offer our condolences to his wife Breege; daughters Sandra, Joan and Yvonne; son-in-law Alan; granddaughter Emma; brothers; nieces; nephews; relatives and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Easter Egg Hunt
Children's Easter Egg Hunt will be held in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel Function room from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Text Pauline on 087 4107182 with name of child before closing date 16 April.

Foróige Bake Sale
Carrigallen Foróige are having a bake sale on Easter Sunday after Mass in Carrigallen Community Centre come along have a cup of tea a bun and a bit of banter with the club members.

The Devil's Céilí
The Corn Mill Theatre Group in preparation for their performance at the RTÉ All-Ireland Finals in Athlone they will perform The Devil’s Céilí on Wednesday 16, Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23, Thursday 24, Monday 28, Tuesday 29, and Wednesday 30 April. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking on 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10:00am and 4:00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com 

Johnny Fyfe Memorial Trophy
The Johnny Fyfe Memorial Trophy Pike Fishing competition will be held on Easter Monday 21 April 2014 on Calloughs Lake, Carrigallen from 10:30am to 4:00pm. Entry fee €20. 1st prize Tropy and €100, 2nd prize €60 and 3rd prize €40.  Presentation will take place in Masterson's Bar. Refreshment will be seerved. Spot prizes galore! For more information contact 086 2902778.

Latin School Players
Latin School Players will present their three act play Kevin's Bed by Bernard Farrell in the Latin School Community Centre Moyne on Friday 9 May, Saturday 10 May and Sunday 11 May at 8:30pm sharp. Tickets on sale in Lynchs of Arva, McSeains of Cornafean , Moyne Cross Stores and Corrigans.  Tickets €10 each.

Percy returns with the ‘American Dreamer’!
The May bank holiday weekend will see a return of the great Percy French to Mohill. Percy was so impressed with his visit to Mohill last year that he persuaded his old friend the late great American Dreamer himself Stephen Foster to accompany him to Mohill.  Stephen Foster composed great songs such as ‘Hard Times Come Again No More’ recorded by many Irish Artists, ‘Beautiful Dreamer’, Oh Susanna, ‘The Old Folks At Home’, ‘I Dream of Jeannie’. The Percy French performing group will include many of these songs in their gala show on Sunday 4 May at 9:00pm sharp in the Hunt Hall, Castle Street!

St. Peter has agreed to give a one day permit to Stephen Foster so he can come to Mohill with Percy and Percy’s old jarvey Paddy Reilly. The three men will be present at the gala show in the Hunt Hall Castle Street Mohill. Friday 2 May will feature ‘Big Maggie’ in the Hunt Hall commencing 9:00pm sharp! Saturday 3 May the ‘Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir’ will sing at Mass in St. Patricks Church at 8:00pm and will give an hour performance in the Hunt Hall, Castle Street at 9:00pm along with some Percy French sketches with a few surprises (more about this later). The Admission for the Saturday event will be at the special rate of €5. Where would you get a night of such entertainment with some refreshments for €5 these days! Sunday 4 May 11:00am St. Mary’s Church of Ireland Service with the Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir. 9pm sharp, the Gala Show with Percy, Stephen and Paddy Reilly coming together with the Percy French Performing Group under the direction of Tish Dunleavy. We will invite the audience to toast the three men during the show!! Put these dates in your diary because a week-end of superb entertainment is guaranteed in Mohill Town.

Fundraiser!
This Sunday, Easter Sunday in Kilbrackan Arms, Dale Thomas and the Garth Brooks Shameless band perform in aid of Irish Cancer Society. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Tickets on sale now if anyone would like to buy early or have them kept aside. Hope to see you all there. Thanks to those who have pre brought tickets. Paul 0860382232

Kayak Run Easter Sunday
The Waterways Ireland Kayak Run is on Easter Sunday starting at 1.00 p.m. This is like a triathlon but instead of the swim you have a kayak. The event consists of a 7 K Run, a 1 k Kayak and a 27 K cycle. Any profits made go to the North West Hospice. Nearly every family in Ireland is affected by cancer so this is an extremely worthy cause. Kayaks and buoyancy jackets are supplied. The kayaks are sit on kayaks and easy to manoeuvre. Civil Defence and Rivermania will be on the water looking after everyone. You have to supply your own bike, helmet and running gear. It costs 25 euro to enter or you can do it in a relay for 30 euro. This will be a lovely way to enjoy the gentle hills, beautiful waterway in lovely Ballinamore on Easter Sunday. To find out more info go to https://www.facebook.com/BallinamoreKayacRun Go on go for it!

Country Music & Dancing
Peter and Josephine McLoughlin are organising a night of country music and dancing in aid of Alzheimer and Patient Comfort Fund, St Patrick’s Hospital in The Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Monday night 28 April. Admission is €15. Doors open at 9:00pm and show starts at 9:30pm. Tickets available on the door or by contacting Peter on 087 2973042.
 
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Special Olympics Fundraiser
A Tea/Coffee Morning will be held in Carrigallen Community Centre at 12 noon on Sunday 13 April 2014 in aid of Special Olympics Ireland. Your support woud be gratefully appreciated!

The Devil's Céilí
The Corn Mill Theatre Group will perform their final nine nights of the Devil's Ceili as their build up to the RTÉ All-Ireland Finals in Athlone. They appear in the All-Ireland Finals on Saturday 3 May 2014, one of nine groups who will compete from the 1-9th May. Home Show Dates are as follows: Monday 14, Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16, Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23, Thursday 24, Monday 28, Tuesday 29, and Wednesday 30 April. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm.  Booking on 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10:00am and 4:00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com 

Easter Egg Draw
Attention all readers under the age of 18. Join the Easter egg 'sur-prize’ by coming into Carrigallen Library and taking out a book. Your name will be entered into the draw which will take place on Wednesday 16 April at 3:30pm. Prizes in all four age categories 0-8years, 8-11years, 11-14years and teenagers. Contact Helen at 0494339188 for more information or call in to the 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.

St Mary's NS Parents Association
Just a reminder to everyone that the beautiful Easter Hamper is now displayed in McCann's Centra Supermarket and lines for €2 each can be purchased in several local business' before Friday 11 April 2014. The draw will take place on Easter Saturday. All funds will go towards the running of the National School, so your generosity is much appreciated.

Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen
Friday next 11 April at the Corn Mill Theatre—the junior members of the Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen (LYTC) will perform two productions, NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH written and directed by Mary Blake and THE WIND AND THE SUN directed by Yvonne Heijneman - NOT TO BE MISSED! Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm.

Pioneer Function
North West Kilmore, Mass and Presentation of pins in St. Dallens' Church, Kildallen on Friday 11 April 2014. Mass at 9:00pm followed by supper and social in the Community Centre. Everyone welcome!!

Lourdes
The Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27 May to 1 June 2014. Bookings for the Pilgrim Section are with Mc Ginnity Travel, Cavan and for the Assisted Pilgrim Section with Rev Kevin Fay, Lavey, Co Cavan. Early booking is essential as places are limited. Tickets are on sale to support the Assisted Pilgrim Section and all support will be much appreciated.

Childminding Quality Awareness Programme
Training for Childminders and potential Childminders will take place on Saturday 10 May and Saturday 24 May from 10:00am to 4:00pm in the Food Hub, Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim. The cost of this training is €10. Places are limited, so to secure your place contact Leitrim County Childcare Committee on 071 9640870 or info@leitrimchildcare.ie

Host Families Needed
Host families are needed for Spanish students attending a summer camp in Moyne Community School, for three weeks in July.  Payment for the three weeks is €550 and anyone can participate. For more information, contact maeve on  085 8391939 or moynesummercamp2014@gmail.com

Kayak Run Easter Sunday
20 April  Easter Sunday  is D Day for the Kayak Runin Ballinamore, Co Leitrim! This is similar to a triathlon except instead of the swim one does a stint in a kayak. The kayaks will be supplied. The kayaks are sit on kayak. The sit on Kayaks are easy to manoeuvre and very safe. There will be stewards from Civil Defence and Rivermania on the water, safety boats and coaches. All the kayaks are doubles so you will be doing the kayak part with someone else so it will be good fun!  The kayak part is only 1 K.
The event starts off with a 7 K run then a 1 K Kayak and then a 27 K cycle! You know you are up to it. You will be kicking yourself if you miss out on this event! Go on do it! You can always consider doing it as a relay and then you will only have to do a third of it. Go on be a devil, Do it!
Registration is at  http://precisiontiming.primo-solutions.co.uk/ps/event/BallinamoreFunKayakRun2014 
or click the link at our FB page https://www.facebook.com/BallinamoreKayacRun

Outreach Service
Do you need support or information on a variety of issues such as social welfare, education or housing rights etc? Mohill Family Support Centre offers a free and confidential support service in Carrigallen Primary Care Centre on Tuesday from10:00am to 12.30pm. For more information please contact Sarah on 086 6035977.
 
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Congratulations!
Well done and congratulations to all involved with the Corn Mill Theatre Group’s performance of the Devil’s Ceili on reaching the All Ireland Drama Finals in Athlone.

Come For A Cuppa

Andrea Donohoe will run a half Marathon (13.1Miles) on Good Friday 18 April in aid of LauraLynn Children's Hospice. Tea/Coffee morning will be held in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel in Carrigallen on Friday 4 April 2014 from 10:00am onwards, morning - afternoon. All donations of any size will be greatly appreciated for this worthy cause. Tea, coffee, buns and cakes will be served on the morning. Free Raffle. Please support. Donations can be made on the day or to:
www.mycharity.ie/event/andrea_donohoe_s_event

Carrigallen Library
Take note all readers under the age of 18. Join the Easter egg 'sur-prize’ by coming into Carrigallen Library and taking out a book. Your name will be entered into the draw which will take place on Wednesday 16 April. Prizes in all four age categories 0-8years, 8-11years, 11-14years and teenagers. Contact Helen at 0494339188 for more information or call in to the 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.

Kayak Run
This is a fun sporting event taking place on Easter Sunday 20 April. It is a 7 k run, a 1 k kayak and 27 k cycle. You can take it very seriously or do it for fun. You can also do it in a relay. It is an ideal opportunity to get out there and enjoy our beautiful surroundings. The FB site is https://www.facebook.com/BallinamoreKayacRun.

NEW JERUSALEM FOR ST GEORGES!
ANYONE WHO HAS ATTENDED THE ‘SWEET SPIRIT GOSPEL CHOIR’S CONCERTS HAVE HEARD OUR SOPRANO PEARL KIELTY SINGING THAT BEAUTIFUL CLASSIC ‘JERUSALEM’. THE NEWLY FORMED QUARTET SUPPORTED BY THE CHOIR WILL PERFORM THE ‘NEW JERUSALEM’ ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL SONG. MEMBERS OF THE QUARTET ARE: PEARL KIELTY, MARYANN MCBRIEN, REGINA O’CAROLAN & SEAN MAHON.  THREE ORIGINAL SONGS, ‘EASTERTIME’, ‘BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD’ AND ‘JUDGE NOT’ COMPOSED BY MUSICAL DIRECTOR TISH DUNLEAVY WILL BE PREMIERED AT THIS SHOW. REMEMBER: ST. GEORGES CHURCH/HERITAGE CENTRE, CARRICK ON SHANNON ON FRIDAY NIGHT 4 APRIL 8.30PM – 10.30PM.
YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED !

Killeshandra, Cornafean, Arva and Drumlane Area
6 week walking programme, each Thursday at 7.00p.m., meet at Town Lake, Belturbet Road, Killeshandra, starting Thursday 3 April.  No registration necessary.  Cost €15.  For more information got to www.cavansportspartnership.ie or call 0494378582. If you need anything else, please contact me at 049 4378582.

Little Rascals
“Little Rascals" Cloone/Aughavas Community Childcare are holding a cookery demonstration and food fare in Cloone community centre on Friday 11 April 2014: The Food fare will start from 7.00pm and demo from 8.00pm. Our demonstrator is Marie Dufficywho co-presents demonstrations with Celebrity Chef Neven Maguire.We will have many local food exhibitors, Dromod Boxty, Cannaboe Cakes, The Nature Trail, Supervalu, Roscommon Chocolate Company, Cheeses Etc, Donegal Rapeseed Oil, Jinny's Bakery, Mitchell Meats, Dial A chef, Maria McAvennia Tupperware, Brennan Butchers Supplies with tasting & many spot prizes on the night. Tickets are €10.00 available from the playschool & many local outlets. Your support would be greatly appreciated on the night.

Outreach Service
Do you need support or information on a variety of issues such as social welfare, education or housing rights etc? Mohill Family Support Centre offers a free and confidential support service in Carrigallen Primary Care Centre on Tuesday from 10:00am to 12.30pm. For more information please contact Sarah 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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Governance Meeting
The need for good governance to protect organisations’ reputations and funding has been clearly demonstrated during the recent debate on the CRC. To assist local community, voluntary and charity groups come to a greater awareness of the challenges of good governance a workshop will be held in The Corn Mill Theatre & Arts Centre, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim on Thursday, 3 April 2014 at 8:00pm. 

There is no charge for attending. The workshop is being supported by County Community and Voluntary Forums and other local development groups and it will be facilitated by a member the Governance Code organisation, Senan Turnbull. The workshop on will lend further support to organisations who wish to find out about "The Governance Code". The guest speaker will set out the principles behind the Code and will explain the process groups should go through. There will be a question and answer session with the whole event lasting around and hour and a half.

Carrigallen Library
Attention all readers under the age of 18. Join the Easter egg 'sur-prize’ by coming into Carrigallen Library and taking out a book. Your name will be entered into the draw which will take place on Wednesday 16 April. Prizes in all four age categories 0-8 years, 8-11 years, 11-14 years and teenagers. Contact Helen at 0494339188 for more information or call in to the 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.

Dig
Big Guerilla Productions present ‘dig’ a play written by Seamus O’Rourke in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Wednesday 26, Thursday 27, Friday 28, Saturday 29 March and Friday 4 April 2014. Doors open at 8:00pm and Show starts at 8:30pm. Admission €15 / €10. Booking on 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Congratulations
Congratulations to director Ronan Ward, cast and crew of The Devil's Céilí on winning the Best Overall Production and Best Play in the Open Section in the Claregalway Drama Festival. They won the following awards - Best Director - Ronan Ward; Best Lighting - Philip McIntyre; Best Setting - Jonathan Finnegan & Eugene Finnegan and Best Sound - Daniel Mimna.

The following were nominated for -  Best Actor: Raymond Hackett, Stephen Gray, Phil Gilbride & Deréic Ó Raghallaigh;  Best Supporting Actor: Killian Mc Guinness & Sean McIntyre and Best Supporting Actress: Karina Charles & Danielle Smith. Congratulations to all involved and wishing them every success for their next two performances on the Drama circuit, Cavan on Wednesday 26 March and Carrickmore on Saturday 29 March. Break a leg!

Carrrigallen Women's Group
Carrrigallen Women's Group are holding an evening of Beauty, Skincare and Make-up demonstration by Catherine Donohoe Azzariti on Friday night 28 March at 9:00pm in Bredagh Old School. Everyone is welcome. Spot prizes and refreshments on the night.

Fundraiser
St. Mary's NS Parents Association held a meeting on Wednesday 12 March to discuss fundraising. As grant aid from the Department of Education has unfortunately been cut, leaving a deficit, a fundraising committee was set up in order to help cover the day to day expenses of running the school.  A series of fundraising events have been planned, the first of which is a raffle for a fabulous Easter Hamper that will be on display and lines may be purchased in local shops from this weekend.

Yoga
Bend & Breathe with Yoga in Newtowngore Hall, starting on Thursday 27 March 2014 at 8:00pm. Bring a mat & blanket. For information contact Julie on 087 1252213.

A LOCK FIERCE ROARS
Moth Productions present A Lock Fierce Roars by John McManus, the writer of The Quare Land on Saturday 05 April 2014 in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen.

Set in rural Ireland in 2001, the play centres on a couple who have being trying to groom an elderly neighbour into leaving them his fortune, which is hidden under the floorboards. He's no fool, however, and things come to a head when he is faced with declaring his money on account of the Euro changeover. Throw in a bungled robbery, the shenanigans of the sympathetic youngster Davy and McManus' unique brand of mischief and you've got an outrageous comedy! Doors open at 8:00pm and Show starts at 8:30pm. Tickets are now on sale. Booking: (049) 4339612 or (086) 8765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Lourdes Fundraiser

I would like to thank everyone who contributed in any way to the Coffee Morning we held for us travelling to Lourdes. We raised €800. Your support is greatly appreciated and I am privileged to get this opportunity. Lucyanne McDermott.

Irish Classes
Classes for adults in Irish Language are been held in Aughavas Community Centre on Thursday at 8:00pm.  Class in Irish Music at start at 9:00pm.  These classes are run by Co Leitrim VEC Adult Education section. Beginners and Improvers welcome. Enquiries: 071-9620024, 071-9620024 x205, 071 9636012, 087 7436588.

Table Quiz
Leitrim Irish Draught Horse Breeders Association is holding a Table Quiz on Friday 28 March 2014 at 8:30pm in Casey's Bar, Mohill. Table of four. Great prizes and refreshments served on the night. Everyone is welcome.

Lourdes
The Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27 May to 1 June 2014. Bookings for the Pilgrim Section are with Mc Ginnity Travel, Cavan and for the Assisted Pilgrim Section with Rev Kevin Fay, Lavey, Co Cavan. Early booking is essential as places are limited. Tickets are on sale to support the Assisted Pilgrim Section and all support will be much appreciated.

Sweet Spirit 2014
After their sell out performance last December, the Mohill based ‘Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir’ are delighted to be invited back to perform in St. George’s Heritage & Event Centre, Carrick On Shannon on Friday 4 April 2014. Part proceeds will go to St. Georges Church with a donation from the choir to Marie McKiernan for an orphanage in Ethiopia. The choir are busy rehearsing their new songs for the show and are very excited about the new material which has a true Southern Gospel-Country feel. One of the new features is the inclusion of the newly formed ‘quartet’ within the choir. Also included in the new programme are 3 original songs written by the Musical Director Tish Dunleavy. They will be performed in public for the first time at this event along with some of the old Seeker’s favourites and many more. Friday April 4 2014 at 8.30pm sharp! You won’t be disappointed by this show so don’t be disappointed by not getting there on time! Audience participation is encouraged!

Glimpses of Garadice
As part of the Leitrim County Library Winter Lecture Series, “Glimpses of Garadice” will take place in the Library in Ballinamore on Tuesday 1 April 2014 at 8:00pm. This presentation by Des Quinn is about the townland of Garadice and the surrounding area from the earliest times up to the end of the twentieth century. It proved to be a very popular event when it was first presented to a full house in August of last year.  Once again everyone is welcome; admission is FREE but come early to avoid disappointment.

Waterways Ireland Ballinamore Kayak Run
This event will take place in Ballinamore and surrounding area on Sunday 20 April 2014 starting at 1:00pm.  Registration is between 10:00am and 12noon but you can register on line now at:
http://precisiontiming.primo-solutions.co.uk/ps/event/BallinamoreFunKayakRun2014


Registering as soon as possible is advisable as places are being booked up fast. For more information see our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BallinamoreKayacRun Or contact waterwaysballinamorekayakrun@gmail.com

Big Maggie
'Big Maggie' will be performed by the 'Sliabh an Iarainn Players' in Clogher Old School, Corraleehan(off the Enniskillen Road out of Ballinamore) next Friday 28 March and Saturday 29 March at 8:30pm sharp.

OUTREACH SERVICE
Do you need support or information on a variety of issues such as social welfare, education or housing rights etc? Mohill Family Support Centre offers a free and confidential support service in Carrigallen Primary Care Centre on Tuesday from10:00am to 12.30pm. For more information please contact Sarah 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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Corn Mill Theatre Group
They will be performing at the following festivals Ballinamore Thursday 13 March, and Claregalway Sunday 16 March. The results from Kiltyclogher Drama Festival - 2nd overall. Won the following Best Director: Ronan Ward;  Best Supporting Actor: Killian Mc Guinness;  Most Promising Actor: Aimee O Reilly; Best Set: Jonathan Finnegan & Eugene Finnegan;  Best Moment of Theatre: All Trip Scenes; Adjudicators Award: Cast for ensemble acting;  Festival Audience Award and Best Actor Nomination for Ronan Ward. Well done Ronan, cast and crew of The Devil's Céilí!

Dig
Big Guerilla Productions will perform ‘dig’ a play written and directed by Seamus O’Rourke in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Wednesday 26, Thursday 27, Friday 28, Saturday 29 March and Friday 4 April 2014. Doors open at 8:00pm and Show starts at 8:30pm. Admission €15 / €10. Booking on 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

Fundraising Waxathon
Lee Finnegan is fundraising for a Day Care Centre in Thailand where she will be volunteering this year - the organisation is Projects Abroad who is based in Krabi and Phuket in Thailand. The money raised is going towards a worthwhile cause to help these children have a better quality of life as their parents are in prison. The Waxathon will take place in Mitchell's Bar on Friday 28 March from 9:30pm. Contact Lee for more information on 0861932606.

It’s a Boy!
Congratulations to Orla and Robert Prior, Dublin on the birth of their baby boy Daragh Séan recently and to the proud grandparents Bernadette and Sean Heslin, Clooncorrick, Carrigallen.

Sean Fhocal Exhibition
Leitrim I.C.A.  “Bantreacht Na Tuaithe Teaspáinteas Sean Fhocal” exhibition is on display in Carrigallen Library until Saturday 22 March. This is a free exhibition and all are welcome. Library opening hours are Monday 1:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45am to 2:45pm & 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

Thank You!
The parents association of St Mary's National School held a very successful table quiz recently and following the event chairperson Paddy O'Rourke thanked all who contributed in any way including the management and staff at the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, the quizmaster, those who took tables, those who provided sponsorship and the very many generous spot prizes for the raffle along with the local correspondents and staff at the NS who helped publicise the event. All funds raised go to support the parents association and the general school funds.

Governance Meeting
The need for good governance to protect organisations’ reputations and funding has been clearly demonstrated during the recent debate on the CRC. To assist local community, voluntary and charity groups come to a greater awareness of the challenges of good governance a workshop will be held in The Corn Mill Theatre & Arts Centre, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim on Thursday, 3 April 2014 at 8:00pm. 

There is no charge for attending. The workshop is being supported by County Community and Voluntary Forums and other local development groups and it will be facilitated by a member the Governance Code organisation, Senan Turnbull. The workshop on will lend further support to organisations who wish to find out about "The Governance Code". The guest speaker will set out the principles behind the Code and will explain the process groups should go through. There will be a question and answer session with the whole event lasting around and hour and a half.

Carrigallen Walks
Carrigallen Walks continue on Tuesday and Thursdays, meet at 6:50pm at Carrigallen Community Centre and walk starts at 7:00pm. Sunday walk starts at 2:25pm. See www.facebook.com/carrigallenwalks for updates or contact Paul on 0860382232.

Tidy Towns
Residents in and around the village were pleased to see signs being erected reminding dog owners of their responsibilities toward cleaning up after the pets when they dirty the paths and roadways. Well done to the tidy towns committee and we are told they have any further initiative on this issue soon to be revealed.

Lourdes Fundraiser
I would like to give big thank you to everyone for their generous contribution to the coffee morning for Lourdes. Over €800 was raised. I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity and am looking forward to the experience. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!!

Big Maggie
The Mohill based Sliabh an Iarainn Players production of John B Keane’s masterpiece ‘Big Maggie’ is about a woman with firm views, strong character and big personality, and a very spirited woman who believes that marriage suppressed her. After the death of her husband Walter Polpin, Maggie is determined to make up for lost time and is also determined to prevent her children travelling the same road she travelled. Welcome to drama stalwart Mick Casserly who has joined the team of the Sliabh an Iarainn players. You can see this great production under the direction of Frank Cadam on Friday 21 March 2014 in the Hunt Hall, Castle Street, Mohill and Sunday 23 March 2014 in Eslin Community Centre.

Outreach Support
Do you need support or information on a variety of issues such as social welfare, education or housing rights etc? Mohill Family Support Centre offers a free and confidential support service in Carrigallen Primary Care Centre on Tuesday from10:00am to 12.30pm. For more information please contact Sarah 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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BREAK A LEG!
Wishing the director Ronan Ward, cast and backstage crew of The Devil's Céilí every success on the festival circuit. They are in Kiltyclogher on Wednesday 5 March, adjudicator Martin Maguire; Mountmellick on Saturday 8 March, adjudicator Irene O'Meara and Ballyshannon on Tuesday 11 March adjudicator Tom Byrne.

TWIN GIRLS
Congratulations to Hugh and Irene O’Neill, Alicante, Spain on the birth of their twin daughters Julia and Alice recently and to the proud grandparents Greta and Jack O’Neill, Main Street, Carrigallen.

MICK FLAVIN
Mick Flavin will be in concert on Thursday 6 March in the Corn Mill Theatre. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm sharp. Booking at 049 4339612 or 0868765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm or at bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

CRAFTY LADIES CARRIGALLEN
Crafty Ladies Carrigallen next meeting will be on Friday 7 March from 10:00am to 12:30pm in room beside Carrigallen Post Office. All are welcome. Find us of Facebook!

IT’S A GIRL!
Congratulations to Fiona Reilly and Anthony Mimna on the birth of their baby daughter, a little sister for Cian and Layla and to the proud grandparents Catriona and Sean Reilly, Drumbreanlis, Carrigallen.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE
World Day of Prayer Service will take place in Church of Ireland, Bredagh, Carrigallen on Friday 7 March 2014 at 8:00pm. This is an international and interdenominational movement of prayer and the service has been prepared by the christian women of Egypt.  All are welcome.  Refreshments will be provided afterwards in Bredagh Old National School which has lately been refurbished.

SEAN FHOCAL EXHIBITION
Leitrim I.C.A. “Bantreacht Na Tuaithe Teaspáinteas Sean Fhocal” exhibition will be on display in Carrigallen Library from Saturday 8 March to Saturday 22 March. This is a free exhibition and all are welcome. Library opening hours are Monday 1:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45am to 2:45pm & 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

AGM
Carrigallen Trout Club annual general meeting will take place in Pat Masterson’s on Monday 10 March 2014 at 8:30pm sharp.

CARRIGALLEN WALKS
Carrigallen Walks continue on Tuesday and Thursdays, meet at 6:50pm at Carrigallen Community Centre and walk starts at 7:00pm. Sunday walk starts at 2:25pm. See www.facebook.com/carrigallenwalks for updates or contact Paul on 0860382232.

MOYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOL REUNION 
A reunion for the class of 1987 - 1992 will be held in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva on Saturday night 15 March 2014 at 8:00pm.  It is a great opportunity to catch up with your old school mates and a fun night is guaranteed. 

BALLINAMORE DRAMA FESTIVAL
The Drama festival starts in Ballinamore on March 7 to March 16.  Opening night starts with John B Keane’s play ‘Moll’, followed on Saturday night with ‘The Hen Night Epiphany’, two comedy nights on the trot. Come along and enjoy the plays, a cup of tea and chat.   Concessions for OAP’s and Students. See Observer for full list of plays or posters in shops and Library. Reminder there is no booking in advance for the Corn Mill Theatre's play ‘The Devil’s Céilí’ so make sure you are there early, particularly the season ticket holders. Thanking you for your support.

NORTH WEST SIMON CHURCH GATE THANK YOU
The North West Simon Community would like to sincerely thank all those who assisted and supported our recent church gate collection. Special thanks go to Patricia Kiernan for the Carrigallen collection of €257.77, Padraig Gaffney for the Drumreilly collection of €62.58 and Brendan Kiernan for the Drumlea collection of €175.40. Money raised goes towards preventing homelessness in counties Leitrim, Sligo & Donegal.

FUNDRAISING TABLE QUIZ
There will be a fundraising Table Quiz in Aughavas Community Centre, on Friday 7 March 2014 at 8:30pm. All proceeds will be delivered directly to the Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by Marie McKiernan who will be working there in March with Mr Fintan Shannon and his group of volunteers from Sligo. Adults €10 and children €5. Free raffle and refreshments on the night.
Your support would be greatly appreciated.

LITTLE RASCALS
“Little Rascals" ClooneAughavas Community Childcare are holding a cookery demonstration and food fare in Cloone Community Centre on Friday 11 April 2014. The Food Fare will start from 7:00pm and demo from 8:00pm.  Our demonstrator will be Marie Dufficy who co-presents demonstrations with Celebrity Chef Neven Maguire. We will have many local food exhibitors, Dromod Boxty, Cannaboe Cakes, The Nature Trail, Supervalu, Roscommon Chocolate Company, Cheeses Etc, Donegal Rapeseed Oil, Jinny's Bakery, Mitchell Meats, Dial A Chef, Maria McAvennia Tupperware, Brennan Butchers Supplies with tasting and many spot prizes on the night.
Tickets are €10.00 and are available from the playschool and many local outlets over the coming weeks. Your support would be greatly appreciated on the night.

SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES
Social dance classes are held every Tuesday night in the Piker's Lodge, Lough Gowna at 8:00pm. No booking necessary just turn up on the night.

OUTREACH SERVICE
Do you need support or information on a variety of issues such as social welfare, education or housing rights etc? Mohill Family Support Centre offers a free and confidential support service in Carrigallen Primary Care Centre on Tuesday from10:00am to 12.30pm. For more information please contact Sarah 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
Margaret of New Orleans AGM will be held in the meeting room in Carrigallen Community Centre on Sunday 2 March 2014 at 3:00pm.  All welcome. 

THE DEVIL’S CÉILÍ

The Corn Mill Theatre Group presents The Devil’s Céilí, a play written by Philip Doherty & Kevin McGahern and directed by Ronan Ward on Friday 28 February, Saturday 01 & Sunday 02 March 2014. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm sharp. Booking at 049 4339612 or 0868765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm or at bookings@cornmilltheatre.com This play is not suitable for children and there is Strobe lighting.

SYMPATHY
Sympathy is extended to Patricia Lynch and family, Kilbracken, Carrigallen on the recent death of her father Michael Lynch, Kilcogy, Co Cavan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

COFFEE MORNING
Local girl Lucy Anne McDermott along with other Nursing Students from St Angela’s College, Sligo are participating in the Kilmore Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage. They are running a coffee morning to raise funds on Sunday 2 March 2014 in the Community Centre after 11:30am Mass. Any donations are welcome and your support would be very much appreciated. Contact Lucy Anne 087 2809995.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE
World Day of Prayer Service will take place in Church of Ireland, Bredagh, Carrigallen on Friday 7 March 2014 at 8:00pm. This is an international and interdenominational movement of prayer and the service has been prepared by the christian women of Egypt.  All are welcome.  Refreshments will be provided afterwards in Bredagh Old National School which has lately been refurbished.

CONNACHT END 45 YEAR WAIT
Congratulations to Gary Reynolds and the Connacht team on bridging a 45 year wait to win the Inter-Provincial /cup over a much fancied Ulster team who were the reigning champions on a scoreline of 2-19 to 1-7 in Tuam Stadium last Sunday 23 February 2014. Well done to all involved! Gary is son of Rita and Terry Reynolds, Gortermone, Carrigallen.

MICK FLAVIN
Mick Flavin will be in concert on Thursday 6 March in the Corn Mill Theatre. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm sharp. Booking at 049 4339612 or 0868765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm or at bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

BALLINAMORE DRAMA FESTIVAL
The 33rd Drama festival starts in Ballinamore on March 7 to March 16 with ten nights of top class drama. Opening night starts with John B Keane’s play ‘Moll’ followed Saturday night with ‘The Hen Night Epiphany’, two comedy nights on the trot. Come along and enjoy the plays, a cup of tea and chat.   Concessions are available for OAP’s and Students. See Observer for full list of plays or poster in shops and Library. Please support.

RECENT DEATH
The death took place recently in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA of Nan Donohoe, late of Gortermone and daughter of the late Farrell John and Katie Donohoe, and predeceased by her brothers Andy, Dublin, John Joe Gortermone and her sister Elizabeth Cavan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to GAA President-elect Aogán Ó Fearghail from our neighbour county Cavan and wishing him well in his position.

CARRIGALLEN WALKS
Carrigallen Walks continue on Tuesday and Thursdays, meet at 6:50pm at Carrigallen Community Centre and walk starts at 7:00pm. Sunday walk starts at 2:25pm. See www.facebook.com/carrigallenwalks for updates or contact Paul on 0860382232.

MARY ELLEN MURRAYRIP
Mary Ellen Murray was the second child born to the late Elizabeth (Bessie) and Eugene Murray, Aughavore, Carrigallen.  At the age of eleven she left Aughavore and went to school located on the Navan Road, Dublin.  Five years later she moved to St Joseph’s, Clonsilla and this became her home. She helped with the everyday duties along with having a little job.  She was greatly noted for been very meticulous. In later years her quality of life deteriorated and she became wheelchair bound.  Her final years were spent in Bethal House which is a facility at St Joseph’s for residents in declining years.

Mary Ellen was visited regularly by her family and was accompanied by seven members of her family when she died at 1:40am on Sunday 26 January 2014. Her remains were received by Fr Johnny Cusack and Funeral Mass was con-celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Drumeela by Fr Ultan McGoohan and Fr Denis Murray PP. Internment took place in the family plot in the adjoining cemetery.

She is survived by her brothers Hughie, John, Jimmie, Joe London; Bernard USA; Terence, Vincent and Peter Carrigallen also sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grand nephews and grand nieces. Predeceased by her parents Elizabeth and Eugene, brothers Noel and Michael, niece Carmel and enfant brother Tommy and sister Kathleen.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

CARRIGALLEN COMMUNITY CARE
AGM of Carrigallen Community Care will be held in Health Centre, Carrigallen on Wednesday night 26 February 2014 at 9:00pm sharp. Carrigallen Community Care provides a very important service in our local Community. We urgently need new members in order to continue with our work. So if you can come along on the night or help in any way you are most welcome.

BASIC COMPUTER CLASSES
Free Basic Computer Classes starting soon in Ballinamore & Mohill Libraries. Course is funded by FÁS and FÁS eligibility applies. For more information or to register your interest please contact Aidan on 071-9158700 as there are limited numbers of places available.

OUTREACH SERVICE
Do you need support or information on a variety of issues such as social welfare, education or housing rights etc? Mohill Family Support Centre offers a free and confidential support service in Carrigallen Primary Care Centre on Tuesday from10:00am to 12.30pm. For more information please contact Sarah 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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CONNACHT FOOTBALL TEAM
Congratulations to Gary Reynolds for been selected for the Connacht Football Team who played Munster in Tuam Stadium last weekend in the M Donnelly Inter-provincial football. Gary played at corner-back and having won they go on to play Ulster in the final next weekend. Wishing Gary and his team mates every success in the final.

MARGARET OF NEW ORLEANS
Margaret of New Orleans AGM will be held in the meeting room in Carrigallen Community Centre on Sunday 2 March 2014 at 3:00pm. All welcome. 

THE DEVIL’S CÉILÍ
The Corn Mill Theatre Group present The Devil’s Céilí, a play written by Philip Doherty & Kevin McGahern and directed by Ronan Ward on Friday 21, Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 February 2014; Friday 28 February, Saturday 01 & Sunday 02 March 2014. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm sharp. Booking at 049 4339612 or 0868765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm or at bookings@cornmilltheatre.com. This play is not suitable for children.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE
World Day of Prayer Service will take place in Church of Ireland Carrigallen on Friday 7 March 2014 at 8:00pm. This is an interdenominational global movement. Everybody welcome! Refreshments will be served in the newly refurbished Bredagh Old School located beside the Church.

TABLE QUIZ
Carrigallen National School, in conjunction with the Parents Association are hosting a table quiz in the Kilbrackan Arms on Friday 21 February at 9:00pm, with both under-18 and adult tables available. There will be generous cash prizes on the night and all proceeds are in aid of parents association and St Mary's National School.

LADIES GROUP
The Ladies Group next meeting will take place in Farrelly's next Saturday 22 February 2014 at 9:00pm. Laughter Yoga, come join in the fun and laughter! Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat if you have one. All welcome.

WINNERS OF CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
Congratulations to Peter Magarahan, trainer and selector with the Truagh Gaels, Monaghan who were the winners of the All Ireland Club Intermediate Football Championship Final which was played in Croke Park on Sunday 9 February 2014 against Kiltane, Mayo with a score line of 2-21 to 2-13. Peter is son of Frances and the late Hughie Magarahan, Calloughs, Carrigallen and is a guard stationed in Monaghan town.  He always had a great interest in football and trained underage teams here in Carrigallen. Wishing Peter every success in his future endeavours on and off the football field.

CARRIGALLEN AND DRUMEELA ACTIVE AGE
Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age held their AGM recently.  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 2013. These included trips to ‘the dogs’ at Mullingar and 10 Pin Bowling at Longford Bowling Alley.  We also put up a photographic display in Ballinamore Library as part of Positive Aging Week; we enjoyed some keep fit with Julie Smith in the form of Zumba Dancing and Yoga and had a shopping trip to the Continental Christmas Market in Galway. We went on a 3-day break to Galway in July, calling in at Dan O’Hara’s Cottage and the site of the Battle of the Boyne – some of our members also displayed their acting skills!!  We were active on behalf of other charities too and raised funds for St Vincent de Paul, the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland and MS Ireland.

Officers elected for 2014: Chairperson – Lottie McGerty; Vice Chairperson – Chris Kiernan; Treasurer – Ann Harte; Social Secretary – Maura O’Rourke; Secretary/PRO – Valerie Elsegood. Thanks were expressed to the outgoing Chairperson, Alfie Harte; Alfie thanked everyone for all their help and support and for making all our activities so enjoyable. Plans are in hand for 2014, including some speakers and activities – but suggestions are always welcome, especially for ‘away days’ and holidays!

LITTLE ACORNS
Little Acorns Pre-school is now taking bookings for September 2014 for free pre-school year.  Call Veronica on 04943 39478 or call in anytime.

CARRIGALLEN WALKS
Carrigallen Walks continue on Tuesday and Thursdays, meet at 6:50pm at Carrigallen Community Centre and walk starts at 7:00pm. Sunday walk starts at 2:25pm. See www.facebook.com/carrigallenwalks for updates or contact Paul on 0860382232.

WATERWAYS IRELAND BALLINAMORE KAYAK RUN
This event will take place in Ballinamore and surrounding area. The thinking behind organizing the event is to introduce a semi serious sports event associated with the gentle picturesque surroundings of the Shannon Erne Waterways. The event will be suitable for serious sportsmen and sportswomen alike. It is also suitable for people who are interested in a fun event and there are even a number of spaces reserved for those who wish to complete the course in a relay.

The event is being hosted at Easter when the town of Ballianmore hold their family fun packed Easter Spraoi. This means the whole family can have a wonderful weekend. The Kayak Run involves a run, a kayak and a cycle. The run will be circa 8km. The kayak will be circa 1km. The cycle will be circa 24km. The run takes place along the canal road towards the golf club in Ballinamore.  It is an out and back course. The kayak is on the canal and again it is an out and back course. The kayaks are sit on tops and will be both single and double. The kayaks are easy to use and stable. The cycle is a loop starting and finishing in the town. It will bring you through a scenic route to Newtowngore and back by the beautiful Garadice lake.

Participants will not require much equipment. You will need your normal running gear. Kayaks, paddles and buoyancy aids will be provided.  You will be expected to provide your own bike and it must be in good working order. A helmet is mandatory. It is on Sunday 20 April 2014 and starts at 1:00pm.  Registration is between 10:00am and 12noon but you can register on line now at http://precisiontiming.primo-solutions.co.uk/ps/event/BallinamoreFunKayakRun2014

Registering as soon as possible is advisable as places are being booked up fast. For more information see our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BallinamoreKayacRun Or contact waterwaysballinamorekayakrun@gmail.com

OUTREACH SERVICE
Do you need support or information on a variety of issues such as social welfare, education or housing rights etc? Mohill Family Support Centre offers a free and confidential support service in Carrigallen Primary Care Centre on Tuesday from 10:00am to 12.30pm. For more information please contact Sarah on 086-6035977.

CARRIGALLEN COMMUNITY CARE
AGM of Carrigallen Community Care will be held in Health Centre, Carrigallen on Wednesday night 26 February 2014 at 9:00pm sharp. Carrigallen Community Care provides a very important service in our local Community. We urgently need new members in order to continue with our work. So if you can come along on the night or help in any way you are most 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 086 8696686.
 
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FR PATSY YOUNG
The late Fr Patrick (Patsy) Young was appointed curate of the parish of Carrigallen on 12 January 1963 and was here until l 2 August 1975 when he went onto Glenfarne as curate there. He resided in the Curate's house, Kivey. Apart from him performing his priestly duties efficiently he was instrumental in the betterment of the parish, and along with the then parish priest Canon Pat McNiffe in securing the building of Mart in Carrigallen. It was officially opened and blessed on 1 April 1970 and Fr Patsy did the blessing and the first sale took place on 18 March 1970.  Turnover in the first year was £1.34 million with sales of 17,067 cattle and 41,339 pigs.

Carrigallen had become a very popular venue for dances from the late fifties onwards and Fr Patsy saw an opportunity after the opening of the Clubrooms to attract larger crowds by hiring the top show bands of the time. He had a gala opening on 29 March 1967 with a double bill, the Hi-Lows Show band and Maurice Mulcahy's orchestra. Wednesday night dancing in Carrigallen became well established and all the top show bands played there. A new game called bingo was being played all over the country and the larger halls were a suitable venue and Fr Patsy convinced the parishioners to start a Sunday night bingo and it is still flourishing to this day.

Carrigallen claims a history of amateur theatre back to the last century and Fr Patsy got involved with them. It was at that time that the Carrigallen Players adopted the name the Community Players. In 1972 Fr Patsy took over the role of director and his first play was Bugle in the Blood and he was also lighting manager. The group reached the All-Ireland confined finals in Loughrea on their first attempt. The following year Gus Ward was asked to direct Sharon's Grave and Fr Patsy was again in charge of the lighting. In course of the year Gus became ill and the lot of director fell back to Fr Patsy. He proceeded with his cast and crew to win the All-Ireland award in Loughrea and again in 1975 with an outstanding production of The Honeyspike, along with winning the confined, came third in the open section in Athlone.

Fr Patsy lived a life dedicated to enriching his communities and its people, and a life spreading the joy of amateur dramatics to every parish he visited from Carrigallen to Shercock, Ballyconnell to Cavan. He was first and foremost a gentleman; the legacy of his skill in the amateur world still lives in our communities. He loved smoking his pipe and was a wonderful priest, sincere and kind-hearted.

Sympathy is extended to his brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, Bishop Leo O'Reilly, Priests of the Kilmore Diocese, relatives and friends. Requiem Mass was con-celebrated in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballyconnell, on Sunday last 9 February 2014 at 2:00pm with burial afterwards in Cullies Cemetery, Cavan. 
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

THE DEVIL’S CEILI
The Corn Mill Theatre Group present The Devil’s Céilí, a play written by Philip Doherty & Kevin McGahern and directed by Ronan Ward on Friday 14, Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 February 2014; Friday 21, Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 February 2014; Friday 28 February, Saturday 01 & Sunday 02 March 2014 with a preview on Wednesday 12 February. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or 0868765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm or at bookings@cornmilltheatre.com This play is not suitable for children.

SYMPATHY
Sympathy to Cecily Greene, Bredagh, Carrigallen and Laurel Lodge, Longford, on the death of her brother Jim Teevan, Drumany, Miltown, Co Cavan and who was laid to rest last weekend and also to his brother Frank, nephews, nieces and a large circle of friends. May he rest in peace.

TABLE QUIZ

Carrigallen National School, in conjunction with the Parents Association are hosting a table quiz in the Kilbrackan Arms on Friday 21 February at 9:00pm, with both under-18 and adult tables available. There will be generous cash prizes on the night and all proceeds are in aid of parents association and St Mary's National School.

CARRIGALLEN AND DRUMEELA  ACTIVE  AGE
Zumba Dancing/Yoga will recommence on Monday 17th February.  Contact 04943 39946 for further details.

CARRIGALLEN WALKS
Carrigallen Walks continue on Tuesday and Thursdays, meet at 6:50pm at Carrigallen Community Centre and walk starts at 7:00pm. Sunday walk starts at 2:25pm. See www.facebook.com/carrigallenwalks for updates or contact Paul on 0860382232.

DOG FOULING
Dog owners who do not clean up after their dogs are creating a serious environmental and public health issue. If not cleaned up and disposed of appropriately, dog faeces can cause serious medical problems such as Toxocara, leading to sight loss in children. Leitrim County Council appeal to all dog owners that when walking their dog, to always scoop the poop. Whether it’s with a plastic bag or a pooper scooper, safely disposing of dog litter is not only showing respect for your neighbours and their children, it’s the law. Dog fouling is a listed offence under Section 22 of The Litter Pollution Act, 1997 and can result in an on the spot fine of €150 and a maximum fine of €3,000 in the District Court. Leitrim County Councils Community Wardens will be carrying out spot checks throughout Leitrim with Carrigallen being inspected this week.

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY COURSE
This course is scheduled to run full time for 20 weeks commencing at the end of March to mid-August (subject to numbers) in Ballinamore Development Co Enterprise Centre, Willow Field Road. Phone number 071-9644881. This fulltime programme has been designed to enable learners to develop their Ict, communication, numeracy, and job seeking skills to gain a national qualification at level 3 on the national framework of qualification. For further information and eligibility criteria please contact your local Introe Office or Solas Sligo at 071-9159595.

WORK4YOU!
‘Work4You’ set up by Acquired Brain Injury Ireland provides a free vocational assessment service for individuals who have an acquired brain injury and would like assistance and guidance in returning to work, training or education. It is free to anyone with an acquired brain injury and in receipt of a payment from the Department of Social Protection. If you are interested in the service or would like more information, Work4You are holding a Pop-Up Information Stand in Ballymahon Library on Tuesday 18 February 2014 between 2:30pm-4:00pm. All are welcome. For further information please call 044 933 8773.

OUTREACH SERVICE
Do you need support or information on a variety of issues such as social welfare, education or housing rights etc? Mohill Family Support Centre offers a free and confidential support service in Carrigallen Primary Care Centre on Tuesday from 10:00am to 12.30pm. For more information please contact Sarah 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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CRAFTY LADIES
Calling all Crafty Ladies, let’s get crafty for 2014; first meeting of the New Year will be on Friday 7 February in room beside Post Office, Carrigallen from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Bring your latest crafting project to show off or ask for help. Also, clothing swap shop for those unloved items from your wardrobe, they may be another lady’s ideal piece, so let's swap em over! A discussion about what we want to see happening in our 2014 group meetings!!! All are welcome!

THE DEVIL’S CEILI
The Corn Mill Theatre Group present The Devil’s Ceili, a play written by Philip Doherty & Kevin McGahern and directed by Ronan Ward on Friday 14, Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 February 2014; Friday 21, Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 February 2014; Friday 28 February, Saturday 01 & Sunday 02 March 2014. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or 0868765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm or at bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

SYMPATHY
Sympathy is extended to Kathleen McKenna and family, 2 Mill Lane, Carrigallen on the death of her mother Rose Corry, Ballinagh, Co Cavan which occurred last Wednesday. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

CARRIGALLEN AND DRUMEELA ACTIVE AGE
Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age will be holding their AGM on Monday 10 March 2014 in the Health Centre, Carrigallen. Zumba Dancing/Yoga will recommence on Monday 17th February. Contact 04943 39946 for further details.

CARRIGALLEN WALKS
Carrigallen Walks continue on Tuesday and Thursdays, meet at 6:50pm at Carrigallen Community Centre and walk starts at 7:00pm. Sunday walk starts at 2:25pm. See www.facebook.com/carrigallenwalks for updates or contact Paul on 0860382232.

PROPOSED ATHLETIC GROUP
Proposed athletic group for Carrigallen. Would those interested please contact Paul Kilgannon 0860382232, and particularly seeking a Group Leader(s) who will have full support from Leitrim Sports Partnership in setting up and organising a group to make use of the floodlit track. www.facebook.com/carrigallenwalks

CHARITY 25 CARD GAME
The 6th Annual Charity 25 Card Game was held in MJ’s Bar on Sunday 5 January2014 with thirty six players taking part.  This charity event was the brain child of Sean Reilly some six years ago and has raised monies over the years for charities mainly the North West Hospice & the Irish Cancer Society.  The total amount raised was €3,757.30 which included €740.88 raised by Brendan Kiernan, Laurence Reilly and Pauline Harte Kilbrackan Arms Hotel in a number of fund raising events.  Thanks to all who took part in the card game and all who bought tickets in the raffle for the numerous spot prizes, thanks also to all those who donated spot prizes  and monitory donations. Below is a list of all those who donated to this very worthy cause:

John O’Connell & Gerard Bannon €100; Rosette O’Dowd Miltown €50.00; Peter Donohoe Carrigallen €50.00; John McManus, Beaghmore €40.00; Donal Cadden €86.00, proceeds from Carrigallen Hunt; Radisson Hotel Over-Night Stay For Two; Pat Mitchell, Meal Voucher €50.00; Kevin Sheridan Gortermone Stores, bottle of brandy; McCann’s Centra Carrigallen, tin of biscuits & a box of chocolates; Fosters Pharmacy Arva, gift hamper & €20.00 voucher; Modern Designs Ltd & Martin Reilly Hire, Christmas Party bottle of brandy & €30; Ronnie’s Fruit & Veg, gift hamper, Pat Masterson, two bottles of wine & two boxes of chocolates; Jackie Flannigan, two boxes of sweets; Joanne, Mickey Joe & CJ Candle Set; Pauline & Brian Harte, spa gift set; Brian Gormley & Maggie Smyth, bottle of Bacardi; Donal Cadden, bottle of wine; Damien Reilly, two bottles of wine; Cathal Farrelly, bottle of whiskey; Eamon Gray, bottle of wine; Murtagh’s Bar Carrick-on-Shannon & Moon River (Moon River Cruise); Bruce Betting Arva, 2 x €20.00 vouchers; Breffni Arms Hotel, bottle of wine; Brendan Reilly, bottle of wine; Declan Donohoe, bottle of whiskey; Carrigallen Bingo free book; Oliver Masterson,  bottle of gin; John O’Malley €20.00 voucher; Cathal Dolan €10.00; Maurice Brady €10.00; Kevin McCaffrey €10.00; Gerry Murray Plant Hire €20.00; Ruth Morrow €20.00; and McCaffrey’s Bar, Aughavas €20.00.

Thanks again to everyone who supported this very worthy cause and apologies if we have left anyone out. 

DEATH OF RENOWNED CATTLE BREEDED
There was widespread regret at the death of Patrick ‘Sonny’ Kiernan, Augharan, Aughavas which occurred recently. Despite his advanced years Sonny enjoyed a very active life up to a short time prior to his death which saw him visit Carrigallen frequently where he would enjoy a drink and a chat about whatever was topical at the time. A keen sports man in earlier life Sonny was an excellent shot and hunted all across the country. But it was in the breeding and rearing of pedigree cattle Sonny stood out taking him all across the country initially with Hereford cattle and more recently Charolais. One of Sonny’s last such outings was to Carrick-on-Shannon a few weeks before his death to see his son Michael and family sweep the boards with record prices for their award winning cattle, which no doubt was a great source of pride to him.

Sonny’s removal and funeral saw a huge attendance with people from all over the country travelling to pay their respects to a well known and liked character. Sympathy is extended to his son Michael daughters Mary Rose and Josephine and their families.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

OUTREACH SERVICE
Do you need support or information on a variety of issues such as social welfare, education or housing rights etc? Mohill Family Support Centre offers a free and confidential support service in Carrigallen Primary Care Centre on Tuesday from10:00am to 12.30pm. For more information please contact Sarah 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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WANTED

The Corn Mill Theatre Group are looking for 2 male actors to join the cast of their new and exciting production of the 'Devil's Ceili' by Philip Doherty and Kevin McGahern (Republic of Telly), age between 18 and 40. No lines to learn. No experience necessary. Just lots of energy and commitment required. Must be available for home shows in mid February and also to travel on festival circuit in March. Contact Director Ronan Ward on 087 4130468.

ENROLMENT DAY
Parents who wish to enrol their child/children in St Mary's National School, Carrigallen for the year 2014/2015 may call to the School to complete an enrolment form on Thursday 30 January between 10:00am-1:00pm and 3:00pm-6:00pm. For more information contact the School on 049 4339929 or carrigallenns@gmail.com

CRAFTY LADIES

Calling all Crafty Ladies, lets get crafty for 2014, first meeting of the New Year will be on Friday 7 February in room beside Post Office, Carrigallen from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Bring your latest crafting project to show off or ask for help. Also, clothing swap shop fpr those unloved items from your wardrobe may be another ladies ideal, so let's swap em over! A discussion about what we want to see happening in our 2014 group meetings!!! All are welcome!

THE CUPPA CLUB

The Cuppa club continues to meet for senior citizen who are interested in meeting old friends and making new ones? Join us on Fridays in Mitchells, Carrigallen between 11:00am and 12:30pm for a sociable cuppa and a chat!

CORN MILL THEATRE
Big Guerilla Productions present Dig written and directed by Seamus O'Rourke in the Corn Mill Theatre on performances of DIG will now be on March Wednesday 26, Thursday 27, Friday 28, Saturday 29 and 5 April 2014. Please note the change of dates. Cast members are Seamus O'Rourke, Shane Carroll, Tommy Sharkey and Charles McGuinness.

Coming on Friday 14, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 February is the Corn Mill Theatre Group's presentation of The Devil's Ceili. Mick Flavin in concert Thursday 6 March; Don Baker in concert 25 April.

Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Admission €15 / €10. Booking at 049 4339612 or (086) 8765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm or at bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

CARRIGALLEN WALKS

Meet every Tuesday & Thursday at 6:50pm at Carrigallen Community Centre and also Sundays at 2:20pm from the Community Centre. Walk takes approximately 1 hour. Contact Paul for more details on 086-0382232 or Facebook Carrigallen Walks.

OIL PAINTING CLASSES

Oil Painting Classes will commence at Teach Duchais, Drumeela on Monday 27 January from 8:00pm-10:00pm. Beginners and Improvers are welcome. Further Info: 087 2787139

OUTREACH SERVICE
Do you need support or information on a variety of issues such as social welfare, education or housing rights etc? Mohill Family Support Centre offers a free and confidential support service in Carrigallen Primary Care Centre on Tuesdays from10:00am to 12.30pm. For more information please contact Sarah on 086-6035977.

THE MULLIGAN SISTERS

The Mulligan Sisters will be in concert at the Backstage Theatre, Co Longford on Saturday 15 February at 8:30pm sharp. Tickets €15 and are available at Backstage Theatre.

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
The wedding took place on Sunday 29 December 2013 on Louise Reilly, daughter of Marian and Brendan Reilly, Rockview, Beaghmore, Carrigallen and Norman Gough, Wellington, New Zealand. Bridesmaids were Imelda Prior (friend of bride), Stephanie McCabe (New Zealand) and Elaine Reilly (sister-in-law).  Bestman was Mark Gough and Groosmen were Andrew Smith (New Zealand), and Gary Reilly (bride's brother). Page boys were Aaron Reilly (bride's nephew) and Tommie Prior. The wedding ceremony was celebrated by Fr Sean McDermott and readers were Derek Reilly and Aisling Reilly; Prayers of the Faithful were Kathleen Dolan, Katie Gough, Sammie Gough and Raymond Reilly.

Reception was held in the Pikers Lodge, Loch Gowna where the happy couple partied with family and friends from Ireland and New Zealand. Louise and Norman are returning to live in New Zealand via New York for their honeymoon. Congratulations to Louise and Norman and wishing them a long life of health and happiness!

CREATIVE WRITING
The Carrigallen creative writing group will start up again on this Wednesday 22 January. Led by Susie Minto, storyteller and author of the recently-published Leitrim Folk Tales, the group is open to all levels of writers, from beginner to more experienced. In each session participants do two short pieces of writing based on triggers offered by the facilitator. This term the group will meet weekly. Each session is from 7:00pm to9:30pm in the library. The cost for six sessions is €60, payable at registration. Concessions available. Call Susie on 087 996 1031 for more information or inquire at the 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 049 4339188.

THE CUPPA CLUB
Are you a senior citizen and interested in meeting old friends and making new ones? Join us on Fridays in Mitchells, Carrigallen between 11:00am and 12:30pm for a sociable cuppa and a chat! Starting this Friday 24 January.

TABLE QUIZ
St Josep's Football Ladies are holding a table quiz in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel on Friday next 24 January 2014 at 9:00pm sharp.  €40 per table of four. Spot prizes on the night. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

CARRIGALLEN WOMEN'S GROUP
Carrigallen Women's group are holding their first meeting of 2014 in Charlie Farrellys on Saturday 25 January at 9:00pm with a Yoga night with laughter,  hosted by Ann Mullens from Monaghan. Hope to see all our ladies and everyone welcome.

CORN MILL THEATRE
Big Guerilla Productions present Dig written and dirrected by Seamus O'Rourke in the Corn Mill Theatre on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd February 2014. Cast includes Seamus O'Rourke, Shane Carroll, Tommy Sharkey and Charles McGuinness. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Admission €15 / €10. Booking at 049 4339612 or (086) 8765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm or at bookings@cornmilltheatre.com

YOGA
Start the New Year with a new relaxed you. Unwind the mind with Yoga in Newtowngore Hall for six weeks, starting on Thursday 23 January at 8:00pm. Beginners start at 7:40pm on the first night only. Contact Julie on 087125 2213.

GAME NIGHT
Carrigallen Gun Club are holding a Wild Game Tasting Night on next saturday 25 January 2014 at 9:00pm in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen. Among the culinary delights on the menu all prepared by Donal and staff, will be vension, pheasant, duck, rabbit, woodcock, pigeon, pike and trout which were all contributed by the club members. Come and taste the many dishes on offer! Admission is optional. All are welcome!

OUTREACH SERVICE
Do you need support or information on a variety of issues such as social welfare, education or housing rights etc? Mohill Family Support Centre offers a free and confidential support service in Carrigallen Primary Care Centre on Tuesdays from 10:00am to 12.30pm. For more information please contact Sarah on 086-6035977.

CARRIGALLEN BINGO
Bingo next Sunday night will be the last bingo for this season as it will be held in Arva for the next six months. Weekly prize money is over €3,000.  Lucky Number €50 and will increase by €20 each night until won. On Page 9 there is €1,000 for the full house.  Please support.

CARRIGALLEN WALKS
Meet every Tuesday & Thursday at 6:50pm at Carrigallen Community Centre and also Sundays at 2:20pm from the Community Centre. Walk takes approximately 1 hour. Contact Paul for more details on 086-0382232 or Facebook Carrigallen Walks.

MOUNT KILIMANJARO
Paul Kilgannon from Carrigallen will be climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, highest free standing mountain in the world this October in aid of Irish Cancer Society. There are a number of events planned. Facebook leitrimtokilimanjaro for more details.

THANK YOU!
Cathriona McManus and Áine Murray would like to thank all those who contributed to Breakthrough Cancer Research and who helped out on the day and a special thank you to all those who took the plunge on Christmas Day IN Gulladoo Lake. A total of €2,600 was raised.

BLOOD TRANSFUSION UNIT

The Blood Transfusion mobile unit team will return again to The Community Centre, Ballinamore on Wednesday 29th January 2014 from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m and 7.00p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Some 3000 units (pints) of blood are needed overall each week to cater for emergency and routine cases requiring transfusions of blood and blood products in hospitals all over the country. Thanks to everyone who attended the last clinic which was the best turn out yet so please come again to the Community Centre, Ballinamore on Wednesday 29th January 2014 and if possible bring a friend.

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 Harte RIP
Recently, the sad death took place of Margaret Hart (nee O’Neill) Killahurk, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim, Carraig Álainn (Beautiful Rock) as she referred to it so fondly and so longingly in her last illness. Margaret was born 22 March 1916, the second of 7 children of James and Margaret O’Neill, Killahurk, Carrigallen. Margaret, gentle and unassuming in manner, was a proud Leitrim woman, rooted in its history and traditions. She attended Carrigallen NS, a pupil of Master Paddy and Ms. King – where she received such a rounded education. There she gained a love of and fluency in the Gaelic tongue, something she treasured all her life. 

As a young woman she went ahead to hold positions in Northern Ireland and in the UK, and afterwards in the Department of Agriculture here at home. In 1948 she married Frank Harte, Birr, Co Offaly. Theirs was a love-story written in Heaven which spanned 55 years.  They had four children. Living firstly in Birr they settled in Sandymount¸ Dublin in the early 60’s. Margaret was the heart of her family. She was a keen gardener and needlewoman and a splendid cook, happiest when offering a meal, breads or cakes to all who come to her home – her Christmas pudding was legendary.

With the arrival of her grandchildren her world was complete. At her knee, as did her children, they learned to smile, read and to pray. With Frank, their most precious gift to their family, after that of themselves, was their treasured faith. Margaret was a true and gently lady - ní bheidh a leithead ann arís. Sympathy is extended to her daughters Maureen and Jacinta; son Francis; brother Jack (Carrigallen); sisters-in-law; brother-in-law; grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass was held in St Brendan’s Church, Birr, Co Offaly with Burial to Clonoghill Cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age
Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age finished their series of activities for 2013 with their Annual Christmas Party, held at Kilbrackan Arms Hotel.  The evening was enjoyed by all those attending, with wonderful food and excellent company! The icing on the cake was the €200 raised on the evening from a raffle, proceeds going to the local branch of St Vincent de Paul. Our last day-trip for 2013 was to Galway for the Continental Christmas Market – but we enjoyed the shopping centres too! We still have some more sessions of Zumba Dancing/Yoga to come with Julie Smith, and will be organising dates very soon. Happy New Year to all our members and their families!

Outreach Service
Do you need support or information on a variety of issues such as social welfare, education or housing rights etc? Mohill Family Support Centre offers a free and confidential support service in Carrigallen Primary Care Centre on Tuesdays from10:00am to 12.30pm. For more information please contact Sarah on 086-6035977.

Dancing Classes
Social dancing classes are continuing in Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen on Tuesdays from 7:30pm to 8:45pm, instructors are Maura and Paddy Williams from Strictly, followed by a dance from 9:00pm to 11:00pm. For further details contact 087 6486141. All are welcome!

Carrigallen Bingo
Bingo next Sunday night 19 January 2014 in the Community Centre at 8:30pm. Weekly prize money is over €3,000.  Lucky Number €50 and will increase by €20 each night until won.  On Page 9 there is €1,000 for the full house.  Please support.

Gun Club
Carrigallen Gun Club is holding a Game Night on Saturday 25 January in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel at 9:00pm. More details next week.

Oil Painting
Oil Painting classes will commence in Teach Duchais, Drumeela on Monday 27 January 2014 from.8:00pm to 10:00. Beginners and improvers are welcome. Further information phone Martin Fullen on 087 2787139.

Creative Writing
The Carrigallen creative writing group will start up again on Wednesday 22nd January. Led by Susie Minto, storyteller and author of the recently-published Leitrim Folk Tales, the group is open to all levels of writers, from beginner to more experienced. In each session participants do two short pieces of writing based on triggers offered by the facilitator. This term the group will meet weekly. Each session is from 7-9.30pm in the library. The cost for six sessions is €60, payable at registration. Concessions available. Call Susie on 087 996 1031 for more information or inquire at the library. 

Carrigallen /Drumreilly Senior Citizens Christmas Party – Thank you!
Carrigallen /Drumreilly Community Care held their Annual Christmas party in the Kilbrackan Arms on 8 December.  A very large crowd was in attendance. Music was provided by Michael Moran and Country Roads. Entertainment also included a visit from our own Eileen Ward, John McCartin, Fr. D. Murray, Francis Good, Tom Foley, Sam Fisher and Bridie McHugh. The committee would like to extend a sincere thank you to everybody who made donations on the day, to all the business people in the area who gave spot prizes and to everybody who helped out on the day.  Without these donations, it would be impossible to hold this event. A special thank goes to Donal and staff for a lovely meal provided on the day and enjoyed by everybody.

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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Student of the Year Award
Congratulations to Jack Williamson who recently received The Ulster Bank Student of the Year Award 2013 from Moyne Community School. Jack was presented with a Cavan Abbey Crystal Trophy and silver pen at an Awards Ceremony in Moyne Community School before the Christmas school break. Jack continues to Study Law and French at Trinity College, Dublin. We wish Jack all the very best in his future studies. 

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Sharon McCabe, daughter of Monica and Kevin McCabe, Drumsilla, Carrigallen and Jason Glennon, Kinnegad, Co Westmeath who received the sacrament of marriage in St Mary’s Church, Carrigallen on Saturday 28 December 2013 celebrated by Fr Denis Murray, P.P. Carrigallen. Bridesmaids were Marian McCabe (sister of the bride), Tara McTiernan, Louise Murtagh and Kate Reilly (cousin of the bride). Bestmen were David McNevin, Kevin Giles, Andrew Cannon and Declan McCabe (brother of the bride. Church music was supplied by Marian Mathews and Jack Williamson. Following the ceremony the wedding reception was held in The Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon. Sharon and Jason have made Australia their home and Sharon works as an accountant in Canberra University. They came home for their special occasion and we wish the happy couple many years of health and happiness.

Dancing Classes
Social dancing classes have resumed in Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen on Tuesdays from 7:30pm to 8:45pm, instructors are Maura and Paddy Williams from Strictly, followed by a dance from 9:00pm to 11:00pm. For further details contact 087 6486141. All are welcome!

Sympathy
Sympathy is extended to Angela Doonan, Calloughs, Carrigallen on the recent death of her mother Maureen Markey, Glasnevin, Dublin and formerly Carrigallen. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

Carrigallen Festival Christmas Draw
Congratulations to the following winners 1st prize Hughie Whelan - €300 worth of home heating oil; 2nd prize Aíne Murray - Load of sticks (3 tonne) and 3rd prize Brian Masterson - €100.  Sincere thanks to everyone who supported the draw for Carrigallen Christmas Lights, without you it would have been a darker Christmas!

Carrigallen Bingo
Bingo next Sunday night 12 January 2014 in the Community Centre at 8:30pm. Weekly prize money is over €3,000. Lucky Number €50 and will increase by €20 each night until won. On Page 9 there is €1,000 for the full house. Please support.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service
Mobile unit’s forthcoming visit to St Brigid’s Community Centre, Loch Gowna will be on Monday 13 January and Tuesday 14 January 2014 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm each day. 

Want to improve your Irish? Now is your chance!
Each year, Irish conversation classes or Ciorcail Comhrá, are run in Ballinamore Library. These hugely popular classes started on Tuesday 7 January at 8:30pm. There are separate groups for relative beginners, for those with some Irish and for those who are fluent. These classes are a great opportunity to practice the Irish you know and to improve it. They are attended by young and not so young and there is a group to suit all levels. Also, Leaving Cert or transition year students will find them useful for practice for their Irish orals. There is no charge for attendance classes and will run for 10 weeks to mid March. Seo seans chun an Ghaeilge a labhairt. Beidh fáilte romhat.

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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