School Extension: The Vocational School here in Carrigallen is being extended presently with two general classrooms, one art room along with an extension to the home economics room and office space being provided. Replacement of the tiled roofs in the original school building is currently under way. Chairperson of the Board of Management Paddy O’Rourke is delighted with these works and complimented the staff and care-taking personnel for having managed to grow the enrollment over the last few years in spite of many problems with classroom space and facilities. It was Paddy O’Rourke who in his capacity as Chairperson of Co Leitrim VEC some years ago negotiated the purchase of some adjoining land which made this extension possible. When completed the school will have facilities equal to any other Second Level Schools in the area.
Congratulations: Congratulations to Charley Farrelly’s pub quiz team on winning the Aidan Harte Perpetual trophy and to Pat Masterson’s team on being the runners up of the Margaret of New Orleans quiz. Questions were set by Tony Fahy, quiz master was Philip McIntyre, time keeper was Helen Corcoran, score keeper was Kieran O’Rourke, and sponsor of the night was Cathal Farrelly. Chairperson Bernadette O’Rourke thanked the publicans and their teams for taking part in the quiz; Cathal Farrelly for the use of his premises and refreshments served; and to all who helped out in any way. It was a great night and thanks to all who supported it. Funds raised in aid of local charities. Raffle winners Killian McGuinness and Juliette Lockhart.
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.
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: SueKilbracken@gmail.com or by phoning 049 433409.
Bingo: Bingo in the Community Centre starting at 9:00pm on Sunday next 11 August 2013 with over €1,000 in prize money to be won.
Margaret of New Orleans: Margaret of New Orleans’ cottage, Tully South, Carrigallen will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday next from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. 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 3 August 2013 and the numbers drawn on the night were 3, 6, 10, and 21. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were Paddy O’Rourke, Eric Magee, Mary Jo Curran and Yvonne Gray. Next week’s draw will be held on 10 August and the Jackpot will be €7,700 and those in charge on the night will be Noel Kiernan, Stephanie Greene and Teresa Donohoe.
Gathering Stitches: Carrigallen Crafty Ladies are running a yearlong event as part of The Gathering 2013. For online information check out www.thegatheringireland.com 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 today...as many already have. Squares have arrived from faraway places such as Dubai, America, Canada, Thailand and also closer to home. Some of those pieces are in display in the window beside the Post Office and in Just Jules’ window. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org