Carrigallen Community News

Corn Mill Theatre Group

Corn Mill Theatre Group

The Corn Mill Theatre Group present Brothers of the Brush written by Jimmy Murphy and directed by Sean McIntyre on next Thursday 25, Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April 2013. Brothers of the Brush tells how housepainters, patching over the cracks of an old house, misuse each other for their own advantage. In a world blighted by economic recession, with workers losing faith in old ideologies, Brothers of the Brush demonstrates just how fragile allegiances are when personal interests are at stake.Doors open at 8:00pm and Show starts at 8:30pm Booking at 049 4339612 or

Exhibition in Carrigallen Library

Bantracht na Tuaithe Taispeántas Seanfhocal (ICA Proverb Exhibition) is on display in Carrigallen Library until Saturday 4 May 2013.

Simply am-Dram

Filmed over ten months, “Simply Am Dram” is a six part series that follows a number of amateur drama groups in their attempt to qualify for the 2012 All Ireland Finals. From the casting sessions to the crowning of the eventual champions, the series is a behind-the-scenes look at the commitment and dedication of those involved in a movement that is amateur only in name. This is pride of the parish stuff. See the cheers, jeers and rivalry as the members of the various groups sweat it out with a community’s expectations riding on them. Featuring The Nenagh Players, Kilmeen Drama Group, Bradán Players, Brideview Drama Group, Prosperous Dramatic Society, Ballyshannon Drama Group and Corn Mill Theatre Group. Watch it on RTE 1 at 7:00pm on Tuesdays.

Sew & Tell Classes

Learn to sew, basic and advanced classes together - boys and girls from eight years and up. One hour classes are at the Killeshandra Community Focus Centre on Thursdays May 2, 9 and 23 (2 hours on 23). €25 per child includes all materials and completed piece to bring home. Consent forms to be signed before the first class. Booking is essential on 087 7550199 or 087 1252213 Noelle & Julie. Bring your friends along!

Cleaning up in Carrigallen

Saturday last saw a large clean up of the approach roads to our village with the teenagers from the Foróige Club led by Sean and Patricia Ledwith along with local Cllr Paddy O’Rourke. Many people have been commenting on how much litter had accumulated on the road sides over the recent months and indeed much of what was collected on Saturday last was of a household nature rather than simply litter, that people would dump such material along a roadside is inexcusable and those who do so should think of the damage they are doing to their own environment. Well done to those who took part in the clean up particularly the Foróige members. They are the generation who will lead the change of attitude on such issues.

Charley Farrelly’s Bar, Carrigallen

Thanks to Shannonside NorthernSound for conferring on the Charley Farrelly Folk Club, it’s Arts & Entertainment Award for August 2012, recently at the Backstage Theatre in Longford. It’s a beautifully designed trophy and we are looking forward to giving it pride of place in our folk club. Well done to all of the singers/musicians/songwriters/ listeners/ who have all contributed to this success. Special thanks to Charlie McGettigan for his continued nurturing and promotion of the club.

Margaret of New Orleans

In honour of Margaret of New Orleans, we are assembling a Blues/Jazz/Trad Choir with the name of ‘The Angel of the Delta Choir’ (Margaret was known in Orleans by this name). We are specifically targeting the Gathering Day in Margaret’s Birthplace on 15 June this year and at the same time, hoping to have a couple of songs ready for the concert—“Margarets’ Hooley” on 24 May in the Corn Mill Theatre. We would be delighted for anyone (that can sing!) from the Drumeela, Drumreilly and Carrigallen choirs or singing groups or clubs or individuals to meet with us for rehearsal in: St Mary’s Church Carrigallen Church on Tuesdays at 8.00pm. The intention is to perform Margaret songs for the above two occasions.

The Latin School Players

The Latin School Players present A Marriage of Connivance written by Michael J. Ginnelly in the Latin School Moyne Community Centre on Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April 2013. Show starts at 8:30pm sharp. Tickets on sale in local shops.


The annual Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27 May to 1 June 2013 led by Bishop Leo O’ Reilly. Bookings may be made for the Assisted Pilgrim Section with Rev Kevin Fay, Lavey on 087 857 9968 / 049 433 0018. Bookings for Hotels is through McGinnity Travel, Coleman Road, Cavan on 049 4331 831. If anyone feels that someone in their family or a neighbour would benefit from taking part in this Pilgrimage they should contact Fr Fay. Early booking is essential.

Carrigallen G.F.C. Lotto Results

The draw was held on Saturday 20 April 2013 and the numbers drawn on the night were 1, 14, 19, and 23. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were David Kells, Orla Ward, John Dolan Stephen Gray/Edel McIntryre. Next week’s draw will be held on 27 April in MJ’s Bar and the Jackpot will be €6,200 and those in charge on the night will be Ann O’Malley, John McCabe and Declan Donohoe.

Birthday Invitation

You are cordially invited to join with Tish Dunleavy & members of the County Leitrim Percy French Society, Mohill Amateur Dramatic Society & the North Co Down Percy French Performing Quartet to celebrate the life and works of the great Irish raconteur Percy French from Friday 3 May to Sunday 5 May inclusive in Mohill. This event is in association with the Gathering 2013. Facebook page: County Leitrim Percy French Society. Brochures with details of ‘Percy’s Party’ events are available in Tourist Offices, Newsagents around the County, Libraries, post offices and many other outlets.