200th Birthday Celebrations: Margaret of New Orleans Heritage Day on Saturday15 June commencing at 10:00am in Tully South, Carrigallen is fast approaching. This event is part of the Gathering to celebrate Margaret’s 200th birthday. The weather has been kind to us over the last week and we are all geared up for a bug hunting, hay tossing, butter churning day of music, song dance and craft. Our very own talented David Rawle from Moone Boy fame will be officially opening the cottage, followed by a blessing of the house by Reverend Hazel Hicks and Father Dennis Murray PP. Blacksmith Thomas O’Reilly, who is famous for The Peace Bridge that was constructed for President Mary McAleese, will be forging Celtic pokers on the day; Paul Farrelly of Drummully Boxty will be making their delicious boxty; Caroline Walsh will be spinning and weaving from Flax and wool; Neil Foulkes will carve beautiful and functional wooden spoons in front of your eyes and Martin Doyle of Crutu, will be on hand to provide taster courses of sculpting in clay - Get your hands sticky and messy and see your artistic side emerge. The day will be rounded off with an evening of entertainment in The Corn Mill Theatre and Arts Centre, with specially commissioned pieces by Charlie McGettigan, John McCartin, Tony Fahy, Karl McCartin School of Dance and Maura Williamson’s Hedge School Drama re- enactment. Booking is advisable on 049 4339612 or firstname.lastname@example.org - Admission €10 and family rates available. The Heritage day is free for all, with donations welcome. All profits from the running of this and other events go to local charities. For a full detailed programme for the day please visit www.margaretsbirthplace.com
Exhibition in Carrigallen Library: An exhibition of Margaret of New Orleans’ memorabilia is on display in Carrigallen Library until the end of June. Opening hours: Monday 1:45pm to 4:15pm & 4:30pm 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.
20th Anniversary Celebrations: Celebrations will be held in Carrigallen Day Care Centre on Friday 14 June 2013 at 1:30pm to mark the 20th anniversary of its opening. An open invitation is extended to everyone from the community and especially to their patrons and all former and present Committee members. This event offers a great opportunity for all to see first hand the fantastic service that is provided within the community. Prayer service and refreshments will be served on the day.
Summer Reading Project: Summer Reading Project is commencing in Carrigallen Library on Monday 24 June 2013 and will finish in September 2013. It is fun and free; it’s something for the children to participate in during the holidays and it will help to retain reading skills gained during the school year. The children who read six or more books will be awarded a medal and certificate in September and Big Book Prize for the child who has read the most books. Entry forms have been sent out through the National Schools. For further information, contact Helen on 049 4339188.
Crafty Ladies Outing: We had a very memorable day trip to the ISPCA Centre in Kenagh, Longford on Thursday last, followed by lunch in glorious sunshine at Keenan’s, Tarmonbarry. What a great way to end our year. The ISPCA kindly gave us a guided tour of the centre and new memorial garden. It was really informative and amazing all the work they do to care for abandoned and mistreated animals throughout Ireland and we were glad to see our fundraising money is going to a very worthy cause. We may even volunteer to help out later in the year! Great day enjoyed by all. Next coffee morning will resume in September, where we will be busy with our Gathering Stitches event on 24 September 2013 at Corn Mill Theatre Carrigallen - Facebook Gathering Stitches. Before then, catch us at the Margaret of New Orleans fabulous event day next Saturday 15 June, at Tully, Carrigallen. We will have some of our Gathering Stitches patchwork squares on display from around the world, so come take a look, be inspired!
Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age : Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age enjoyed a night out at the Ten Pin Bowling Alley in Longford a short time ago, followed by substantial refreshments at Mitchells (a big thank you to Paul and the staff) here in Carrigallen! Everyone had a thoroughly good time and we hope to repeat the experience later in the year, and Ann Harte, on behalf of Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age, recently hosted a Tea Day in their home at Cois Locha in support of the Alzheimer’s Disease Society (Ireland). An amazing €400 was raised – Alfie and Ann would like to thank everyone for their generous donations and for their support on the day.
Carrigallen G.F.C. Lotto Results: The draw was held on Saturday, 8 June and the numbers drawn on the night were 5, 14, 21, and 30. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were Shane Kiernan, Bernie Harte, Padraig Harte, and John Flynn. Next week’s draw will be held on 15 June in MJ’s Bar, Jackpot €6,900 .
Brendan Donohoe RIP: The death occurred of Brendan Donohoe formally of Main Street, Carrigallen recently in England. He received his primary education in Carrigallen National School and secondary education in St Patrick’s College, Cavan. He emigrated to Manchester in the early fifties where he worked for Prudential Insurance Company for twenty years. Then he purchased and ran a grocery and off-licence for many years. Sympathy is extended to his wife Kitty; daughters Evelyn and Pauline; brother Eamonn; sister Kathleen; sons-in-law; grandchildren; brother-in-law; nieces and nephews. Brendan was laid to rest in the family plot following the funeral Mass in St Mary’s Church, Carrigallen. May he Rest in Peace