Orange Day in Carrick: While July 12th may be Orange Day in the North, Saturday, July 13th last was certainly Orange Day in Carrick-on-Shannon. Over 4,000 Armagh supporters in their orange and white colours descended on Pairc Sean McDiarmada for the All-Ireland qualifier match against Leitrim. The main talking point apart from the result which was overwhelming was where were all the Leitrim supporters? Out of an official attendance of 4,370 over 4,000 were from Armagh with only a few hundred from the home county.Over 7,000 attended the last Leitrim home match v London and over 5,000 travelled to Hyde Park, Roscommon for the replay. Where did they all disappear to? The main stand in Pairc Sean was virtually all Armagh supporters as was a large portion of the seats and terrace on the opposite sideline. Carrick as a town benefitted as many of them stayed the night or weekend in town. Most of them were loud in their praise of the beauty of the town and the great atmosphere all round.
Carrick Town FC: Sympathy - The club extends its deepest sympathy to team captain Fergus Daly and family on the sad death of his aunt Sheila Tymon, Kilboderry, Summerhill recently. A young wife and mother, may her soul Rest in Peace.
St Patrick’s Community Hospital Garden Fete 2013: Tickets will be on sale shortly for the St Patrick’s Community Hospital Annual Garden Fete Grand Draw which will take place in the Hospital grounds on Sunday September 15th next. The following are the list of fantastic prizes on offer: 1st prize: €1,000 cash prize, 2nd prize: two return flights to the UK (from Knock Airport- to any of the 10 UK destinations (courtesy of Ireland West Airport Knock). 3rd prize: 22 “ Walker Television (donated by King and Moffat Boyle Road,Carrick on Shannon). 4th prize: €200 voucher (donated by Gerard Anthony Mensware Superstore, Boyle Road, Carrick on Shannon). 5th Prize: Luxurious Overnight Stay for Two people with Breakfast in Kilronan Castle Estate and Spa(donated by Kilronan Castle and Spa) with other prizes on offer on the day. Tickets are €2 each or a book of 6 for €10 Tickets will be on sale shortly. Thank you for your support.
The ‘S’ Gathering: The ‘S’ gathering convenes ever Monday at 2pm at the Coffee Restaurant at Bridge St. New members welcome.
Concern church get collection: Concern - church gate collection will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 20th and 21st July before Masses, at St. Mary’s Church, Carrick-on-Shannon. Please support this worthy cause.
St Vincent de Paul: St Vincent de Paul Ozanam House Shop on the Dublin Road opening hours are Monday 11am-2pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11am-5pm and Thursday nights only 8pm-10pm. We are always looking for good second hand clothes for our shop. Please drop clothes into the shop during shop opening hours. Do not leave bags on the street outside, security cameras are in operation. We are unable to accept furtniture or electrical items. Anyone needing to contact St. Vincent de Paul in Carrick please phone 071-9620380 and leave your name and contact number and a member of our conference will return your call (in confidence) as soon as possible to arrange a time to make an appointment to meet with you.
Four Children’s Writing Workshops: Gerry Boland is a poet and author. He writes for adults and for the younger reader. He is hosting four Writing Workshops in Carrick-on-Shannon Library for two consecutive weekends Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd of August and Friday 9th and Saturday 10th August for children aged 10-13 from 11.30am to 1pm. He is particularly drawn towards the short story, and it is on the art of writing stories that he will concentrate in his workshops in Carrick Library, leading up to the Children’s Literature Festival weekend in the middle of August. Any young writer interested in writing short stories should seriously consider signing up for these weekend workshops in early August.” There is no fee charged but spaces are limited. Please call into the Library to book your place or phone 071 9620789.