Carrigallen Summer Festival: 
Carrigallen 16th Summer Festival will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend with a line-up of events suitable for all the family.

Carrigallen Summer Festival: 
Carrigallen 16th Summer Festival will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend with a line-up of events suitable for all the family.

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age: 
Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age chose one of the hottest days of the year for a recent day-trip to Carlingford, County Louth! The trip included a visit to Oldbridge, site of the Battle of the Boyne, with a very informative guided tour of the Visitor Centre, which really brought it all to life for us. Later on we had another expert guide to escort us on a tour of the Cooley Peninsula, which, according to Irish mythology, was home to the bull Donn Cúailnge, and the site of the Táin Bo Cúailnge or Cattle Raid of Cooley. Queen Medb of Connaught played a significant part in the conflict with Ulster over this magnificent animal! We had a very eventful day, but managed to fit in a little retail therapy and came back to the coach with everything from handbags to garden equipment! The day ended with our 25 members enjoying an excellent dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Carlingford. The Peninsula, the tours and the drive to and from County Louth showed some beautiful parts of our country, but we were happy to come home to ‘Lovely Leitrim’!

Congratulations to Barbara and Barry McGurren, Corglass, Carrigallen on the birth of their baby girl recently, a little sister to Keelan and Tara. Also, congratulations to the proud grandparents Margaret & Jackie McManus, Bredagh, Carrigallen and Eddie & Carmel McGurren, Corglass.

Glen Prince Newtowngore: 
Did you work in Glen Prince Textiles factory during the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s? If so, please come along to Gorby’s Bar, Newtowngore, Co Leitrim on Friday 23 August 2013 to catch up with old friends for a night of music, dance and craic. Light refreshments will be served. After expenses being paid all remaining monies will be donated to North West Hospice. If you plan to join us on the night please call or text Gladys 0872786906, Kathleen 0876459962, Bernadette 0879344229 or Margaret 0871216901 or email Looking forward to seeing you all, The Pyjama Makers. RSVP before Tuesday 30 July.

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. Further information is available from Maura on 0879036436.

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.

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 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

Margaret of New Orleans: 
Margaret of New Orleans’ cottage, Tully South, Carrigallen will be open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm during the months of July and August.

Lotto Results: 
The draw was held on Saturday 20 July 2013 and the numbers drawn on the night were 23, 27, 31, and 32. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were PaulMcGerty (13 Club), Tommy McConnell, David Regan and Derek, Gary & Louise Reilly. 
Next week’s draw will be held on 27 July and the Jackpot will be €7,500 and those in charge on the night will be Marion Lynch, Paddy O’Rourke and Thiernan O’Rourke.

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 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