Carrigallen Community News

Birthplace of Margaret of New Orleans

Birthplace of Margaret of New Orleans

The official banner for the bicentennial of Margaret of New Orleans Birthplace is now in place over Main Street, Carrigallen. The banner is designed by Tony Fahy and produced by Mel Signs. It will be in place over Carrigallen till the end of the year when we hope to culminate the whole year with a special celebration for Margaret’s birthday on Christmas Day. In the meantime, we hope that every day, week and month will bring something new about Margaret into our history and we join with our New Orleans fellow members of the Margaret Movement in celebrating Margaret of New Orleans, throughout the year and in particular on the Gathering day of 15 June 2013...Congrats to all!

Corn Mill Theatre Upcoming Events

ON Q Theatre present Wired to the Moon in the Corn Mill Theatre on Saturday 6 April 2013. In Ireland, it seems, you can’t go wrong with Maeve Binchy, and these dramatisations of six stories from the 1980s capture the energetic essence of her best work - chatty, often hilarious depictions of the antiseptic pretensions of the middle classes, with their womenfolk forever in neurotic distress. Each story kicks off with a first-person monologue of a woman in a dilemma, often of her own making. The supporting cast whirls through the blank, multi-purpose set, creating the world as seen through the typewriter of Maeve Binchy.

On Friday 12 April 2013 County Leitrim ‘Sweet Spirit Country & Gospel Choir’ based in Mohill and under the musical direction of Tish Dunleavy will be staging their show in the Corn Mill Theatre. Proceeds from this show will be donated to the two very deserving organisations - Leitrim based ‘Stop Suicide’ and Leitrim Multiple Sclerosis. Keep Friday 12th April 2013 free to come along and support the work of these two great organisations while at the same time enjoying this great singing group.

Doors open at 8:00pm and all shows start at 8:30pm. Bookings at 049 4339612 or

Carrigallen Women’s Group

Carrigallen Women’s Group are going to Strictly Come Dancing show on Friday 26 April 2013 in Hotel Kilmore Cavan (local participants Yvonne Mitchell, Harold Wilson and Mairead Donohoe.) Show starts at 8:00pm. Tickets are €20 each payable in advance. For further details or to book a ticket ring or text 0872480124 before Friday 5 April. Bus can be arranged if sufficent numbers interested. All are welcome! Ladies another date for your diary is Saturday 13 April when our group will be hosting a Tupperware demonstration, more details to follow.

Carrigallen G.F.C. Lotto Results

The draw was held on Saturday 30 March 2013 and the numbers drawn on the night were 2, 8, 27, and 32. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were James Kilkenny, P Banister, Rory Harte (13 Club) and Patrick Mitchell. Next week’s draw will be held on 6 April in Pat Masterson’s Bar and the Jackpot will be €5,900 and those in charge on the night will be Marion Lynch, Paddy O’Rourke and Thiernan O’Rourke.

Fundraising Table Quiz

A fundraising Table Quiz will be held on Saturday 6 April 2013 in Cloone Community Centre at 8:00pm for Breege Ryce who is volunteering to work in a Vietnam orphange for one month. Table of four adults €40 and table of four under 16 €20. Your support will be greatly appreciated.


A fun night of Musical Bingo and ‘Strictly come Dancing’ will be held on Saturday 6 April 2013 in the Lough Allen Hotel, Drumshanbo. Tickets available from Lough Allen Hotel, Tina 086 8171770, Anna 086 1652549. Doors open 8:30pm. All proceeds in aid of Domestic Violence Advocacy Services for Leitrim, Sligo and west Cavan areas.

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 organized 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.