Carrigallen Community News

Church gate collection

Church gate collection

There will be a church gate collection at Carrigallen, Drumeela & Drumreilly this coming weekend Sat 23rd & Sun 24th Feb for the North West Simon Community, a local charity preventing people from becoming homeless in Leitrim, Sligo & Donegal. Please support this collection.

Karate News

Congratulations to all the students who took part in achieving their next belt in Matsubayshi Shorin Rhu Karate, taking them one step closer towards their black belt. Well done to Conor Sheridan on winning the Student of the Year Award 2012, Adrian Brennan and Anne Maleyue on recieving the Most Improved Student Awards. Sensei Michael O’Keefe is now enrolling new students in his club in Moyne Community Centre every Tuesday evening from 6:30-7:30pm and Seniors from 7:30pm-8:30pm. First class free. For further information you can contact Michael on 087-6389549.

Brothers of the Brush

The Corn Mill Theatre Group present a comedy Brothers of the Brush by Jimmy Murphy and directed by Seán McIntyre on Friday 22, Saturday 23 & Friday 28 February and Friday 1 & Saturday 2 March 2013. Brothers of the Brush tell how house-painters, patching over the cracks of an old house, misuse each other for their own advantage. In a world blighted by economic recession, with workers losing faith in old ideologies, Brothers of the Brush demonstrates just how fragile allegiances are when personal interests are at stake. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 049-4339612 or

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age held their Annual General Meeting at the Health Centre on 11 February 2013. The Chairperson, Eileen Ward, gave a brief outline of the activities during the year, including visits to the Bloom Festival in Phoenix Park in May; the Organic Centre, Rossinver, Parkes Castle and the Folk Museum in Ballinamore in July as well as a 3-day break to Wexford in August.

The Digital Switchover in October had been well catered for with Lorraine Mulvey, the Digital Outreach Champion working with the Leitrim Development Company, explaining to us exactly what was going to happen and the steps, if any, we needed to take to ensure continuing to watch those favourite TV programmes! We also had an entertaining session with Susie Minto entitled ‘Sole to Soul’ – emphasising that every pair of shoes has an interesting tale to tell…while Julie lead us gently through six

sessions of Armchair Yoga (to be repeated very soon). With safety and security in mind we welcomed a demonstration on a device that could photograph every visitor coming to your front door, and information on personal alarms. Our final event for 2012 was the very enjoyable Christmas Dinner, this year held at Mitchell’s Restaurant in Carrigallen. During the evening a raffle was held raising over €300 in aid of the local St Vincent de Paul charity.

Ann Harte, our Treasurer, then presented the accounts for the year, detailing income and expenditure – we have a small balance to carry forward for the coming year and plan to apply for funding to enable the group to continue providing varied activities for our members. Chairperson, Eileen Ward; Treasurer, Ann Harte and Secretary, Elizabeth Mulligan all stated that they wished to stand down from their positions to enable ‘fresh blood’ onto the Committee. Following discussions elections were held for the Chairperson Alfie Harte elected, John Lynch as Assistant Chairperson and Secretary Maura O’Rourke elected; Valerie Elsegood was elected as PRO and Assistant Secretary. It was unanimously proposed, and agreed that Ann Harte should be elected as Treasurer for another year. The new Officers took their seats and discussions followed, including suggestions for forthcoming activities and trips, to be agreed at a later date.

Alfie Harte, the new Chairman, closed the meeting by thanking the outgoing Chairperson and Secretary (and the continuing Treasurer), for all their hard work over the previous years, including the various meetings and forums they had attended on behalf of the group.

Crafty Ladies

Coffee morning next Friday 22 February 2013 from 10:00am to12:30pm. All are welcome! Social get together and a talk given by Ruth Rae on “Super Foods for Super You!” it is all about food, health and skincare. Last month we started the New Year with Ferris Jay (Facebook: Ferris Jay/The Thought Gardener) who gave a lovely talk and demonstrated various proven methods on how to be positive, self awareness and self help, so a great big thank you to her. There are many other classes organised for future meetings, so watch this space or like/share us on Facebook.

Carrigallen Women’s Group

Carrigallen Women’s Group next meeting will be held on Saturday night 23 February in Charlie Farrelly’s side room at 8:30pm. This month’s guest speaker is Therese Hackett owner and mentor of Ciunas who will give a presentation on The Power of Positive Thinking and Communications. Therese has 13 years experience providing one to one coaching and business training programmes.

Carrigallen G.F.C. Lotto Results

The draw was held on Saturday 16 February 2013 and the numbers drawn on the night were 2, 7, 23 and 30. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were Patrick Mitchell, Niamh O’Malley, Jim McManus and Aisling Cooke. Next week’s draw will be held on 23 February in Gorby’s Bar and the Jackpot will be €5,300 and those in charge on the night will be Kathleen Rawle, Stephanie Greene and Noel Kiernan.


Sympathy is extended to Edmond Dolan and family, Calloughs, Carrigallen on the recent death of his brother Caimin Dolan, Bawnboy, Co Cavan.

Saint Joseph’s Ladies Dinner Dance

Carrigallen/Aughavas ladies footballers which is known far and wide as Saint Joseph’s held their dinner dance in Lough Rynn Castle Hotel to celebrate a wonderful year in winning two County Championships. A very large crowd was in attendance which included team members along with a large number of family, friends and supporters were present to congratulate and wish the teams well for 2013. The Club would like to thanks to the following Helen O’Rourke CEO of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association who travelled from Dublin to present the medals on the night; to the management and staff of Lough Rynn Castle Hotel for the fantastic food and service; to the Late Night Radio Band for the entertainment and finally a big thank you to the U-16 and Senior panels and management of 2012 for the sacrifices, dedication and match winning performances, it all paid off. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

The Field

The world famous play, John B. Keane’s “The Field” will be performed by The Glenasmole Drama Group from Dublin in Cloone Community Centre on Saturday night 23 February at 8:00pm. Admission €10.

Launch of My Angel

The launch of My Angel written by Inez McPadden, Dromahair will take place in Mulvey’s, Carrick-on-Shannon on 9 March at 4:00pm. All are welcome!

Sandra Earley run/walk

A special 10km & 4km run/walk will take place on Sunday next February 24th in memory of the late Sandra Earley, Kiltubrid. The run will begin at 2pm from The Sheemore Inn, Kilclare, with registration starting at 12.30 on the day. Entry fee is €10 per adult/€15 per family with all funds raised going to The Heart Appeal at the Mater Foundation, Dublin. This is a special heart screening clinic for family members who have lost a loved one to Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. Parking on the day will be available at Drumcong NS with a free shuttle bus provided. For more information, contact 087-1337322. Hope to see you all out tosupport this great cause.

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.