Carrigallen Community News

Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen

Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen

Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen (Junior group) present the New Stage script, “Don’t Shoot the Messenger” by John Morton, devised with Kilkenny Youth Theatre. This ongoing project is Funded by Leitrim Co Council Arts initiative programme, and Arts Council of Ireland. This production has been supported by the National Association of Youth Drama through its New Stage programme, for more information see This short play is set in a futuristic but desolate land. The adults are gone and the children are running this barren place. But all is not well.

They have forgotten how they got here and even how long they’ve been here. They have divided themselves into four groups, the Learners, the Scavengers, the Mechanics and the Healers. They all want to be the leaders and it is left to Niamh, the messenger to liaise between the feuding groups. She doesn’t want to tell lies, well maybe just a little white one! Oisin and Niamh know it’s time to get off the Island, but will the others listen?

Leitrim Youth Theatre gives young people a safe supervised space to come together socially and share their own unique and individual creativity and talents. LYTC offers all aspects of theatre skills from page to stage. This play is directed by Mary Blake, assisted by Becky Thomas, and will be performed at The Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Saturday 13 April 2013 at 8:30p.m. Tickets are €5 and are available at door, and at the The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon on Tuesday 16 April 2013 at 7:00pm, family only.

Sweet Spirit Country & Gospel Choir

On Friday 12 April 2013 County Leitrim ‘Sweet Spirit Country & Gospel Choir’ based in Mohill and under the musical direction of Tish Dunleavy will be staging their show in the Corn Mill Theatre. Proceeds from this show will be donated to the two very deserving organisations - Leitrim based ‘Stop Suicide’ and Leitrim Multiple Sclerosis. Come along and support the work of these two great organisations while at the same time enjoying this great singing group. Doors open at 8:00pm and all shows start at 8:30pm. Bookings at 049 4339612 or


Pat Masterson, Corner House Bar and Grocery, Carrigallen has been bereaved on the death of his mother Eileen Masterson, Cornakelly, Moyne whose funeral took place from St Mary’s Church, Legga, Moyne on Monday, 1 April 2013. May she Rest in Peace.

Carrigallen Women’s Group

Carrigallen Women’s Group is having a new style Tupperware demonstration/party hosted by Maria McAvinnia on Saturday night 13 April 2013 at 9:00pm in Mitchell’s restaurant. Raffle on the night. Everyone is welcome. Our Women’s Group outing to Strictly Come Dancing Show on Friday night 26 April in Hotel Kilmore at 8:00pm, doors open 7:00pm. Tickets €20 each. To book bus/tickets contact Ann on 0872480124.

Lotto Results

The draw was held on Saturday 6 April 2013 and the numbers drawn on the night were 9, 13, 20, and 24. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were Lily and Kate Tully (13 Club), Caroline Burns, Tom and Louis Lunney and Imelda Fay. Next week’s draw will be held on 13 April in Gorby’s Bar and the Jackpot will be €6,000 and those in charge on the night will be Bonnie O’Rourke, Ann McGovern and Deirdre Connolly.

Fishing Competition

Carrigallen Trout Angling Club is hosting a Pike Fishing Competition in honour of Johnny Fyfe RIP, who was one of the founders of the Club on Saturday 13 April 2013 on Calloughs Lake, Carrigallen from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Enquiries to 086 2902778.


Sympathy is extended to Mary McGovern, Corglass, Carrigallen on the death of her mother Patricia Dowling whose funeral took place in the Church of Our Mother of Divine Grace, Ballygall Road, Dublin on Saturday 23 March 2013. May she Rest in Peace.

Carers Association

The Carers Association are hosting two information evenings during the month of April. On Tuesday 16 April 2013, Margaret Gilmartin from the Oncology Unit in Cavan will provide an informal information evening for families coping with Cancer in Mitchell’s Function Room at 8.30pm. Open to everyone. Free of charge. Tea/coffee served. The second information evening will cater for families coping with Alzheimer’s. Date to be confirmed later.

Oil Painting Classes

Oil Painting Class will commence in Teach Duchais, Drumeela on Monday 8 April from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. Beginners and Improvers welcome. Further information: 087 2787139.

Family Support Outreach

An Outreach Clinic to help individuals and families with information and services is being held in Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen, every Tuesday morning from 10:00am to 12:30pm. This is organized by the Mohill Family Support Centre. No need for an appointment, just drop in for a chat if you think that we might be able to help you, as we offer a wide range of supports. For more information please phone Sarah on 086 6035977.