Carrigallen Community News

John to represent Ireland

John to represent Ireland

John Finnegan, son of Martina and Michael Finnegan, Drummerkane, Carrigallen has been selected to represent Ireland on the U-17 Badminton team in the Catalonia Open Badminton Competition, when Ireland plays Spain next week. He has been a member of the Ballinamore Badminton Club for some years and is now playing in Sligo. His sisters Sarah, Therese and Claire have all represented Connacht and their respective Colleges at all Ireland level. At Club level he was coached by his father Michael and for the past few years John has shown impressive progression in his chosen sport. Congratulations and wishing John all the best in Spain and much success in the future.

Little Acorns

Little Acorns, Carrigallen is now taking bookings for pre-school September 2013. Call Veronica on 049-4339478 or 087-9067733 for more information.

St Mary’s NS

Parents who wish to enrol their child/children in St Mary’s National School, Carrigallen for the year 2013/2014 may call to the school to complete an enrolment form on Wednesday 13 February 2013 from 10:00am to 1:00pm or 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Contact school on 049-4339929 or

Dates for Your Diary

Big Guerilla Productions present Sand Park by Seamus O’Rourke on Wednesday 13, Thursday 14 and Friday 15 February 2013. The Sand Park is the sometimes hilarious account of how James Anthony Lowery, a man in his mid-fifties, came to terms with the death of his son, fifteen years ago and now more recently, his wife Rose. It’s a play about rural Irish life and the way we cope with the inevitable, it’s a play about how life and death and humour and love and sadness all live in the same house together… and then a strange thing happens.

The Corn Mill Theatre Group present a comedy Brothers of the Brush by Jimmy Murphy and directed by Seán McIntyre on Friday 22, Saturday 23 & Friday 28 February and Friday 1 & Saturday 2 March 2013. Brothers of the Brush tell 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.

Michael and Rosie

Congratulations to Michael Kelleher, son of Lucy and Gerry Kelleher, Mullinadara, Carrigallen and Rosie Reynolds, daughter of Eleanor and John Reynolds (formerly from Gulladoo, Carrigallen), Drumlish, Co Longford who celebrated their marriage in St Mary’s Church, Drumlish on Thursday, 20 December 2012. Bestman was Paul Harrington and groomsmen were Niall Reilly, Stephen Gray and Kevin Reynolds. Chief Bridesmaid was Michelle Reynolds and bridesmaids were Aisling Reynolds, Lorraine Harrington and Aoife Reynolds. Flower girl was Aoibhinn Harrington and Pageboy was Paul Bohan. Wedding ceremony was celebrated by Fr Bernard Hogan. Afterwards the newly married couple, family and friends made their way to the Slieve Russell Hotel for the wedding reception. Wishing Rosie and Michael a long life of health and happiness!

Alpha Course

This course explores some of the basic truths of the Christian faith which will engage and encourage people of different faiths to explore similarities and differences between their faiths, in a relaxing, non-threatening, low key, friendly and fun space. It is held every Tuesday in Killegar Hall, Killegar, Carrigallen from 7:45pm to 9.30pm.

Lotto Results

The draw was held on Saturday 2 February 2013 and the numbers drawn on the night were 3, 18, 24 and 26. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were Pauline McGovern, Elaine McGovern, Michael Reilly and Niamh Cooke. Next week’s draw will be held on 9 February in Mitchell’s Bar and the Jackpot will be €5,100 and those in charge on the night will be Marion Lynch, Paddy O’Rourke and Thiernan O’Rourke.

Eugene (Geno) Charles RIP

There was widespread shock and sadness in the area following the death of Geno Charles who was a familiar and popular member of the community. When he failed to return home a large search of the Aughavas and Carrigallen area was mounted led by the Gardai along with relatives, friends and neighbours from across many parishes. As the search continued hopes of finding him safe began to fade and eventually when the discovery was made it sent shock waves through the community, with everyone left wondering how such a gentle soul as Geno could have been unfortunate to meet such an untimely death. He was waked at his residence in Diffin, Aughavas until his remains were moved to St Joseph’s Church on Saturday 19 January 2013 with very large number of people attending on both days. Sympathy is extended to his brothers, sisters, relatives and friends. May he Rest in Peace.

Nutritional Therapist

Gwen Fitzgibbon, a Nutritional Therapist specialising in weight loss, will be in Cloone Community Centre every Monday night at 7:30 and 8:00 costing €7. Please contract Gwen on 087-1432733 for further information.

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 organised 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.

Irish Proverb Exhibition

County Leitrim ICA present “Bantreacht na Tuaithe Taispeántas Seanfhocal” at Mohill Library. Helen Rutter the County Leitrim ICA Federation President will open the Irish Proverb Exhibition in Mohill Library on Friday the 8th February at 6.30pm. The exhibition will remain at the library for two weeks. Free event and everyone welcome. For further details please contact the library on 9631360.

Carrigallen Indoor Bootcamp

Want to get fit? Have fun? Tone up? New Bootcamp starting in Carrigallen Community Centre Saturday the 9th of February at 12 noon. There will be weekly nutritional advice, with an optional weigh-in and measurements on the first and last day. For booking or further information contact 087-9390980.