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 July and August.

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 July and August.

Swimming Lessons:
Swimming lessons will commence at Gulladoo Lake from Monday 15 July for two weeks. Enrolment will take place at the Lake at 9:30am. For more information call 049 4339619.

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

Taispeántas Samhraidh:
Annual Art Exhibition opens in Teach Dúchais, Drumeela on Friday 12 July 3013 at 8:30pm. The exhibition will be opened by Julie Martin, Art teacher, Carrigallen Vocational School, who will speak on her own subject.
There will be music recital on the night featuring piano, harp, flute and singing. Refreshments will be served.Works of art in any medium is welcome for display which will be taken into Teach Dúchais on Thursday 11 July from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Outdoor painting workshop will be held on Saturday 13 July. Assembly at Teach Dúchais at 10:30am. Bring a packed lunch.
Everybody is welcome. Fáilte roimh chách. Enquiries and information at 071 9636012.

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 starts at 8:30pm. Booking at (049) 4339612 - between 10:00am-4:00pm or

Leitrim Observer Online: 
Leitrim Observer Newspaper has been covering the news and events of the county for over one hundred years. Microfilm copies of editions between 1904 and 2007 are available to researchers at the Local Studies section of Leitrim County Library, Ballinamore. Another option for accessing Leitrim Observer between 1904 and 2007 is to visit your local branch Library and log on to where one can either search or browse the digital archive. This facility is free once you are accessing it in one of the 9 Leitrim branch Libraries. It is also possible to search many other regional and national newspapers. The search capabilities of this Irish Newspaper Archives digital version are tremendous – why not give it a go and see for yourself.
Carrigallen Library opening hours: Monday 1:45 - 4:15 & 4:30 - 8:00pm Wednesday 10:45 - 2:45 & 3:00 - 5:00pm. Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm. Phone No: 049 4339188.

Meet and Train Bootcamps for Females: 
Leitrim Sports Partnership is delighted to continue the women “Meet and Train Bootcamps for Females” programme. The project will offer women the opportunity to take part in a number of activities over 6 weeks. This programme will be a custom designed outdoor exercise project that will be delivered in Carrigallen. Due to the success of last years programme, Carrigallen Bootcamp will be continuing on Monday 15th July at 6.30pm in the Carrigallen GAA facility. The cost of this programme to participants is just €20 for the 6 weeks. For further information, please contact Leitrim Sports Partnership on 071 9650498 or by email or checkout our facebook page Leit sporting.

Walk for Talk:
A Fundraising 6K Walk for suicide awareness and prevention will take place from Cloone GAA Park to Aughavas GAA Park on Saturday 27 July at 2pm. Registration will take place at Cloone Park at 1pm. All monies raised will go to two worthwhile charities STOP suicide and Aware. For futher details or check out our Facebook page Your support would be greatly appreciated and a great day out for friends and family is guaranteed.