Bingo: Weekly Bingo takes place in Ballinamuck on Tuesday nights. Also in Ballinamore on Tuesdays and in Drumreilly every Friday night at 9pm. A great prize to be won.
Big Crowds Attend Corn Mill:| The Margaret of New Orleans weekend in Carrigallen was a big success with big crowds in the Corn Mill Theatre for 2 nights. They came from far a field. Some of those that attended enjoyed the weekend. Sadly a lot of locals don’t bother their heads attending these events thanks to the high stool as usual.
Gardai Clampdown on Hooligans: The so-called Celtic Cubs were caught during their acts recently around the Moyne area. The Gardai moved in on the gang who were causing trouble to people and animals with car racing and horn blowing for a long time. The roads around Moyne were the talk of the country with tyre marks. How was it allowed to go on for so long?
Bank A Big Loss to Carrigallen: The closing down of the Bank in Carrigallen is taking its toll as people have to go to Arva to bank and will shop while in town. A resident of Carrigallen wrote in a local newspaper last week, wishing the bank move a success. This outraged many people. It seems that the Credit Union are not taking in new facilities following the bank closure. No word has been forthcoming so far. When an outlet closes down, it leaves a big void that cannot be filled in any way.
New Shops Open in Arva: The new Crazy Prices shop on Main Street, Arva is doing good business since it opened a few weeks ago. It stocks a lot of what people need for the home including eateries and it also brightens up what was a dull part of the town for some years now. The building was once Bouchers Drapery and now it’s owned by the Ellis Company.
Schools Close So Beware Motorists: Now that the schools are closed for the summer holidays, there will be children out on our roads cycling. Bikes have gotten plentiful in recent years and a lot of people are not wearing helmet or jackets. Why are their parents not making or are they even aware of where they half the time?
Roads Grown Over: Most of the local roads are almost grown over with weeds and not a council man to be seen. Some of the roads from Moyne to Gulladoo-Carrigallen haven’t seen a hedge strimmer for years so it’s time that some kind of job was done immediately as it’s very dangerous for people out walking when so much traffic is on the roads nowadays.
Aughavas Mass Time Change: The Saturday evening Mass has moved to Cloone until January next, at 8pm. This move is in operation for a few years now. For the first time in memory, there was no Sunday Mass in Aughavas on June 30th as holidays and priest shortages took its toll. Expect more Sunday no Masses throughout the Region soon.