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.
Summer Reading Project: Summer Reading Project is commencing in Carrigallen Library on Monday 24 June 2013 and will finish in September 2013. It is free and it’s fun and is suitable for all Primary school children. All over the summer children can read books free from the library and see the tree grow – for every book a child reads a leaf goes up on the tree. By the end of the summer I hope to have a big leafy tree and lots of readers. 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. For further information, contact Helen on 049 4339188. 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.
Carrigallen G.F.C. Lotto Results: The draw was held on Saturday 8 June 2013 and the numbers drawn on the night were 11, 15, 24, and 26. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were Mairéad Heslin, Nicola O’Connell, Rebecca Kiernan and Brian Doyle (13 Club). Next week’s draw will be held on 22 June in Charley Farrelly’s Bar and the Jackpot will be €7,000 and those in charge on the night will Ann O’Malley, John McCabe and Declan Donohoe.
Frank Maguire RIP: There was widespread regret in Carrigallen and surrounding parishes at the death of Frank Maguire, Cois Locha, Carrigallen and formerly of Drumderglin, Carrigallen, which has occurred recently in Saint Patrick’s Nursing Home, Carrick-onShannon following a short illness. He was a very popular and hard working farmer. He was a member of the well known Maguire family who were held in high esteem in the parish. He was the last member of a family of five boys and was son of the late Annie and Hugh Maguire. Frank emigrated to U.S.A. when he was a young man, joining his older brothers and on the death of brother Hugh, who was carrying on the family farm, he returned and quickly settled in to farm life with his wife Ellie and endeared themselves with their many neighbours and friends. He was a devout Catholic and all his life. Sympathy is extended to his wife Ellie, sister Josephine Maguire, Ashbourne, Co Meath; nieces and nephews in America and Ireland. The removal of remains was received at St Mary’s Church, Carrigallen by Fr Denis Murray PP and Fr Sean McDermott PP Ballintemple. Funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr Murray PP and burial to the adjoining cemetery. May he Rest in Peace.
Carrigallen 10k Road Race: Carrigallen 10k Road will take place on Saturday 6 July 2013 starting at 1:00pm at Carrigallen GAA Park and all proceeds raised on the day will be donated to Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. For more information contact Katherine at 0894529351.
Dialogues through Literature: The Dialogues through Literature Readers’ Symposium will take place in Ballinamore Seán O Heslin’s GAA Club from 27 to 29th June 2013. Contact Caroline in Ballinamore Library on 071 9645546 to register for all of the programmes or one or two of the Thursday, Friday, Saturday Day Programmes.