Carrigallen Community News

Crafty Ladies Carrigallen - Gathering Stitches

Crafty Ladies Carrigallen - Gathering Stitches

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:

The Screen Room, Corn Mill Theatre

Showing on the big screen ‘The Sapphires”, starring Chris O’Dowd on Friday 8 March at 7:30 pm. All welcome! Evening includes movie, popcorn, tea/coffee, appetizers and cheeseboard. Feel free to bring your own wine. Book at 087 1252213/087 7550199 or facebook (The Screen Room).

Break a Leg!

Wishing the members of the Corn Mill Theatre Group, director Sean McIntyre; cast Stephen Gray, Charles McGuinness, Raymond Hackett and Ronan Ward; stage crew Paul McIntyre, Damien Reilly, and Killian McGuinness; sound Daniel Mimna and Eamonn Daly; lighting Philip McIntyre and Edel McIntyre; make-up Una Ward all the best as they begin their journey on the festival circuit. They started off in Kiltyclogher last night, tonight Wednesday they will be performing in Tubbercurry; Ballinamore 7 March; Ballyshannon 12 March; Shercock 16 March; Cavan 19 March and Carrickmore 21 March.

Upcoming Events in Corn Mill Theatre

Corcaghan Players, Monaghan present Carnival at Glenaduff written by Padraic McIntyre on Saturday 9 March. The action is framed around the carnival dance set in the 1960s in Glenaduff, Cavan. The marquee is up. The local boss Man Packie McGovern is chief organiser and the proceeds are going to the local Catholic Church. Fr Flynn, the local parish priest, is there to keep an eye on the proceedings. The dance is about to kick off. The girls are dolled up, the lads are getting a few pints in before the dance and the Boyle Brothers are gunning for John Joe. While the band is in the throes of performing a selection of tunes, a brawl erupts and all hell breaks loose.

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 all performances start at 8:30pm. Booking for all performances 0494339612 or

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.

Carrigallen G.F.C. Lotto Results

The draw was held on Saturday 2 March 2013 and the numbers drawn on the night were 1, 3, 5, and 22. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were Gerry Grimes, Stephanie Greene, Debbie Breaden and Martin Conway. Next week’s draw will be held on 9 March in MJ’s Bar and the Jackpot will be €5,500 and those in charge on the night will be Tommy Brady, Brendan Kiernan and Michael Reilly.

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.

Free Digital Library

It’s all digital things these days! The library is no different! You may not be aware that Leitrim County Library offers a free digital library to its members. Membership of the library is free too! All you need is an eBook reader or a laptop or a computer or a smart phone. Unfortunately this service will not work with the popular Kindle yet but the library service expects it will in the future and say negotiations are ongoing with Kindle. You can access the eBook service which has both eBooks and audio books at the library website at and click digital library on the left hand side of the page. If you click the Getting Started link there are useful instructions here on how to download your books, etc. This is a great service if you can not get to the library or are on holidays and like a good read by the pool. The library will be adding more titles as the year progresses.