Carrigallen Community News

Date for your Diary

Date for your Diary

A Benefit Function in memory of the late Michael Kenny will be held in Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen on Saturday, 16 March. Music by Evening Star. Doors open at 9pm.


Congratulations to Aoife O’Malley, daughter of Ann and John O’Malley, Main Street, Carrigallen and Fergal Meehan, Kiltubrid who announced their engagement recently.

Corn Mill Theatre Upcoming Events

On Friday 15 March Sanctuary Players, Tarmonbarry present ‘Highest House on the Mountain,’ a play written by John B. Keane. This play explores the strained family relations when a son returns from England on a visit, bringing his new bride with him. Then on Sunday 17 March & Monday 18 March (in aid of St Joseph’s Football Club) Moth Productions present For Club and County written and directed by Seamus O’Rourke.

Now just because Arthur Polanski is the spit of Ritchie Brown, Tanaree’s dual football and hurling star. And just because Arthur Polanski played in goal for the Polish International Under-21 Soccer Team. And just because Ritchie Browne is after doing in his knee while dipping sheep two weeks before the final. And just because Arthur Polanski is not a member of the county, let alone the Tanaree GAA Club.

Doesn’t mean Arthur Polanski can’t play in the final. All we need to do is turn him into Ritchie Brown. And we don’t need him to talk English. We just need him to talk GAA! Doors open at 8:00pm and performances start at 8.30pm. Booking for all performances 049 4339612 or

Killeshandra Arts and Drama Group present the premiere of the brand new musical play Smoke and Mirrors on Friday 22, Saturday 24, Sunday 25 & Monday 26 March and Saturday 30, Sunday 31 & Monday 1 April.

Killeshandra Arts and Drama Group are delighted to perform the new musical Smoke and Mirrors written and directed by Carol-Ann Farrelly in conjunction with the members of the cast. Described as a musical soap this play snatches a look at life in Ireland today. It has all the ingredients.

Young love, old love, heartache, laughs, mystery, characters galore and original songs to suit all tastes. The story unfolds around two neighbouring families living in a village in Ireland, the O’Reilly’s and the Thorntons. It opens on the day young Joe Thornton arrives home from prison. Next door 18 year old Catriona O’Reilly likes what she sees. It’s a recipe for disaster? You can find out at the Corn Mill Theatre!

Killeshandra Community Arts and Drama group is a local drama group that aims to bring the drama experience to everyone willing to give it a go! They set out on a venture to highlight the vast talent in the local and surrounding communities and working together through tough times they have shown that a community can do great things.

There are over fifty people involved in the production ranging from the age of twelve to well a lot older! So come along! Enjoy! Starts 8.00pm, please note change of time. Booking at 049 4339612 or

Connacht Club Person of the Year

Congratulations to Yeonette O’Rourke, Drumshangore, Carrigallen and St Joseph’s Ladies GAA who won the 2012 Tesco HomeGrown Connacht Club Person of the Year Award. She was presented with the award recently in Croke Park.

Yeonette has been a member of St Joseph Club’s executive since it’s foundation in 1998, having held various offices within the Club including Chairperson, Secretary, Club Development Officer as well as training teams in every age group. Well done Yeonette and the award is in recognition of all your tireless work and dedication to your Club and to the sport.

Carrigallen GFC Lotto Results

The draw was held on Saturday 9 March 2013 and the numbers drawn on the night were 5, 12, 16, and 27. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were Patrick Mitchell, Karen Cooke, Michael Holohan and Aaron Reilly. Next week’s draw will be held on 16 March in Charlie Farrelly’s Bar and the Jackpot will be €5,600 and those in charge on the night will be St Joseph’s Ladies Team.

Crafty Ladies Carrigallen

As part of (details on website and facebook @ Gathering Stitches), we are inviting people worldwide to make a patchwork square of their story/link to Ireland/Leitrim/Carrigallen, which they can post to us or come to Carrigallen on Sunday 16 June 2013 for the launch, compile their stories, craic and entertainment. If you know any individuals or groups who might be interested please let us know (email:

Bothar Collection

Bothar annual Church gate collection will be taken up next weekend 16/17 March your support is appreciated. Bothar are happy to accept old and foreign money.

Gardening & Art Classes

There will be a set of 5 Gardening classes starting Wednesday 20 March from 7.30 to 9.30pm in Fenagh Visitor Centre. Also Art classes (oil painting) with Noreen Gaffney will also commence sometime in March/April (details not yet finalised) - please call 071 9645590 to register your name and for further info. Classes will go ahead if there are sufficient numbers.

Family Support Outreach

An Outreach Clinic to help individuals and families with information and services is being held in Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen, every Tuesday morning from 10:00am to 12.30pm.

This is organised by the Mohill Family Support Centre. No need for an appointment, just drop in for a chat if you think that we might be able to help you, as we offer a wide range of supports. For more information please phone Sarah on 086 6035977.


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