The Grand Final:
The grand final of the Margaret of New Orleans pub quiz will be held on Thursday night 1 August 2013 in Charley Farrelly’s pub at 10:00pm. 
The four pub teams are Charley Farrelly who are the holders of Aidan Harte Perpetual Trophy; Pat Masterson; Mitchells and MJ’s. Questions compiled by Tony Fahy and Quizmaster on the night will be Philip McIntyre. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

The Grand Final:
The grand final of the Margaret of New Orleans pub quiz will be held on Thursday night 1 August 2013 in Charley Farrelly’s pub at 10:00pm. 
The four pub teams are Charley Farrelly who are the holders of Aidan Harte Perpetual Trophy; Pat Masterson; Mitchells and MJ’s. Questions compiled by Tony Fahy and Quizmaster on the night will be Philip McIntyre. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

Carrigallen Library:
Change of Opening Hours. Opening hours in Carrigallen Library are as follows: Monday 1:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm 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.

Carrigallen Summer Festival:
Carrigallen 16th Summer Festival will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend starting on Friday evening. The Festival has grown from strength to strength, thanks to you who have supported the Festival over the pass years thus making it such a wonderful success. Your support this year will be greatly appreciated. This year’s line-up of events is suitable for all the family. The Festival will be opened by top journalist and bestselling author Paul Williams on Friday 2 August at 8:30pm. Check out the events in the brochures which are on display in the library, local shops and pubs or on Carrigallen Summer Festival Facebook page. 
Here are a few events which are not on the brochures – Fishing competition on Monday 5 August in Calloughs Lake with registration at 10:00am; Football competition at 11:30am in GAA Football pitch for u8s and u10s. For more information contact Mary on 0861995742. 
The usual Fancy Dress competition will take place on Saturday evening and don’t forget the Pig Race on Main Street at 7:30pm. A big thank you to all the sponsors.

Ice Cream Funday:
Ice Cream Funday will be held in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland on Sunday 4 August 2013 from 12noon to 2:00pm in Happy Feet Childcare Facility, Carrigallen. Come along and support this worthy cause! Face painting for children.

Wildlife at Festival:
Debbie Nelson, Education Officer for TACT Wildlife Centre in Crumlin, will be exhibiting and talking about some of TACT’s rescued animals and will have some of them with her at the Carrigallen Festival Family Fun Day on Sunday 4 August from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. 
Debbie is a wildlife and nature expert and can be consulted on the care of birds and animals. She can also tell you lots about how they live in the wild. So, if you’d like to come up close and personal with rabbits, ferrets, hedgehogs, barn owls, long eared owls, European eagle owl and of course Debbie’s own pet fox, Linnie, then come along to the Carrigallen Festival this Sunday afternoon!

Bingo is back for the next six months in the Community Centre starting at 8:30pm on Sunday 4 August 2013.

Thank You!:
A huge thank you goes to everyone who bought a line for the Focus Ireland draw over the past few weeks. 
This draw brings the grand total raised for Focus Ireland to over €600. Jessica O’Rourke climbed Lugnaquilla, the highest mountain in Leinster, to raise money for Focus Ireland. Between the coffee morning and this draw, there has been so much support from everyone and Focus Ireland now has more much needed funds for the great work they do with people who are homeless; are in danger of becoming homeless; or people who once were homeless. 
The draw took place on 28 July and the winner of the Facial, kindly sponsored by Ruth Rae of Angelina’s Beauty & Holistic Therapy, was won by Mary Hunt and the Handcrafted clock, donated by Stephen O’Brien of Killegar Crafts, was won by Lily Taylor. Congratulations to both of you and thank you once again to everyone who took part in the draw.

Butterflies Special Abilities Summer Arts and Drama Project:
Butterflies Special Abilities Summer Arts and Drama Project commence their 9th year project working from the Resource Centre Killeshandra, Co Cavan on Tuesday 6 August to Saturday 10 August 2013. Some limited spaces still available. 
Morning sessions Tuesday to Friday from 11:00am to 1:00pm for juniors to 6th class national school students. The evening sessions on Thursday and Friday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, and Saturday from 11:00am to 4:00pm for teens/adults. Fee €20 per participant. 
The morning sessions include clay making, drama, dance/music/arts and crafts. The teens/adults Thursday and Friday session preparing film material for the Saturday a full day film workshop, with the talented Padraig Conaty from Gowna. Further information is available from Maura on 0879036436. The project this year is part funded by Arts Grant Cavan Co. Council, Cornafean Vintage Tractors Club, and Shannonside/Northern Sound Charities Appeal fund.

The Quare Land in the Corn Mill Theatre:
Moth Productions present The Quare Land by John McManus, directed by and starring Seamus O’Rourke with Shane Carroll on Thursday 1 August, Friday 2 August and Saturday 3 August and Monday 5 August 2013. The last thing ninety year old bachelor farmer Hugh Pugh expects, as he takes his first bath in four years, is a visitor. But here he is Rob McNulty, a stressed out developer looking to buy one of Hugh’s fields to extend his golf course. A field that Hugh never even knew he owned. A field in Leitrim, of all places! A straightforward enough transaction then, one would imagine, but the cantankerous old Pugh has so many stories to tell, and now he has a captive audience... Doors open at 8:00pm and the Show start at 8:30pm. Booking at (049) 4339612 - between 10:00am-4:00pm or

Margaret of New Orleans:
Margaret of New Orleans’ cottage, Tully South, Carrigallen will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. On Sunday come along to the Soda Bread session...not to be missed! The DVDs of the Heritage Day & Concert and Margaret’s Hooley will be on sale.

Carrigallen G.F.C. Lotto Results:
The draw was held on Saturday 27 July 2013 and the numbers drawn on the night were 4, 13, 21, and 32. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were Ciaran Reilly (13 Club), Michael Coyle, Caoilainn Dolan, and Nan Farrelly. 
Next week’s draw will be held on 3 August and the Jackpot will be €7,600 and those in charge on the night will be Bonnie O’Rourke, Ann McGovern and Deirdre Connolly.

Summer Masquerade Ball:
Summer Masquerade Ball will be held at Killegar on Saturday, 17 August 2013 at 7:30pm. It’s been nearly 20 years since the last formal Hooley at Killegar - the photos from that fondly-remembered event are displayed in Charley Farrelly’s famous pub in Carrigallen and many marvel at younger versions of local characters, neighbours and friends. This year’s ball, which celebrates Killegar’s 200th Anniversary, is a charity fundraiser offering a chance for youngsters to wear their Debs gowns again and for everyone else to dress up and indulge their alter-ego from behind a masquerade mask. 
Tickets cost €10 per head, which includes a finger-food reception with a glass of bubbly, entertainments with surprises on the night, and can be purchased in many local outlets or by contacting Lady Sue Kilbracken by email: or by phoning 049 433409.

Gathering Stitches:
Carrigallen Crafty Ladies are running a yearlong event as part of The Gathering 2013. For online information check out This is a fun, creative and exciting project called Gathering Stitches and we want all of you readers to be part of it. 
The idea is to make a quirky patchwork quilt, but it will made with your patchwork squares using memories or stories of what Ireland, Leitrim, or Carrigallen means to you! We are not looking for perfection so anybody can do it. The only limitation is the square, finished size has to be 12” by 12” with a plain border for us to join to the main quilt. 
You can start many already have. Squares have arrived from faraway places such as Dubai, America, Canada, Thailand and also closer to home. Pass this on to your relatives around the world and we look forward to hearing from them or alternatively they can visit Carrigallen, Co Leitrim on Tuesday 24 September 2013 for a day of creative fun, entertainment and craic. For more information please email