Ballinamuck-Moyne-Arva Community News



The Sunday Night Bingo is now in Arva Community Centre at 8:30pm. The same prizes as before when the Bingo was in Carrigallen so for the next six months, it’s Arva on Sunday nights. Your support would be welcomed.

Bingo in Ballinamuck on Tuesday nights at 8.30pm. More transport from Arva and Carrigallen is needed as Ballinamore Bingo takes place on the same night so it’s worth a trail at least to see hhow many would travel from these centres.

Moyne Bingo on Thursdays at 8:30pm. Good prizes and a cosy atmosphere in store for you and a chance to win some cash as well.

Drumreilly Bingo continues every Friday night at 8:30pm. Good prizes and centre well heated so come along and support your local Bingo.

Carrigallen bank closes

In a short few months, the Ulster Bank Branch in Carrigallen closes its doors for the last time. There has been a bank in town for as long as many can remember. There was a huge amount of money spent on this outlet a few years back upgrading it. Now that’s all down the drain. Someone in these banking circles has a lot of questions to answer regarding this.

Death of Eugene Charles, Aughavas

There was widespread regret at the news of the sad death of Eugene Charles, Diffin, Aughavas, Co. Leitrim which occured on January 16th last. His death in such circumstances has caused a huge amount of sorrow, grief and stress to his entire family network around the Aughavas parish. Deceased was a very popular person and worked over the years in various FAS schemes and was hugely popular and a good worker and was well-known in Carrigallen as well. It was the last place he was before passing on on a dark freezing January night. He was waked at his home in Diffin until his remains were removed to St. Joseph’s Church, Aughavas on Saturday, January 19th. Rev. Sam Holmes officiated and there was an overwhelming number of people in attendance on both days. Afterwards he was buried in the local cemetery.

Gardai scarce in Carrigallen

No-one sees a member of the Gardai patrolling Carrigallen, even those two Gardai that are supposed to be there. The Garda Station lies empty and no-one knows whether the Minister has closed it or not. He seems to be out of touch with people down the country. No-one expects to see Gardai racing up and down the town every day but a presence would be some form of security for people. And what about the rural townlands and all the people living alone and vulnerable? You can have all the mod cons like pressing buttons and mobile phones but at the end of the day, a police presence is needed as never before. Arva Town is well policed day and night and people feel safer as a result.