Carrigallen Community News

Crafty Ladies

Crafty Ladies

Crafty Ladies will be meeting for coffee morning in the shop at the Post Office in Carrigallen on Friday 22 March from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Linda Pitt will be demonstrating cooking using a halogen cooker. All welcome!

Smoke and Mirrors

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, written and directed by Carol-Ann Farrelly in conjunction with the members of the cast in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim.

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 and enjoy! Starts 8:00pm, please note change of time. Booking at 049 4339612 or

Wired to the Moon

ON Q Theatre present Wired to the Moon in the Corn Mill Theatre on Saturday 6 April. 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. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 049 74339612 or

Carrigallen Gun Club

Carrigallen Gun Club are holding a Poker Classic on Good Friday 29 March 2013 in Carrigallen Community Centre at 8:30pm. Refreshments served.

Carers Association

The Carers Association, North West, are hosting a Charity Golf Competition, on Friday 5 April. Location; Bundoran Golf Club, Co Donegal. Mixed Teams Welcome. Golfing and meal costs €50 per person. Teams of four please. Contact David or Noreen to book your tee off time on 071 98 41302.

Millennium Choir Concert

You are invited to attend this annual treat in our beautiful St Patrick’s Church Mohill on Thursday next 21 March at 8:00pm. It features the Magnificent Millennium Choir and Orchestra led by Fintan Farrelly, local Soloists, and St. Manchan’s Children Choir. Tickets at €12 and €10 concession are for sale in Baxter’s Supermarket or Pauls. Patrons can also pay on the night. For those who can’t attend at the Mohill venue, there will be a repeat performance in St. Mary’s Church Carrick-on-Shannon the following night 22 March. You just can’t afford to miss it.


STOP suicide is holding a Bowling tournament in kidzkingdom & bowling. Looking for teams. Teams of 4 are €50. Prizes are 1st €250, 2nd €100. Please support this worthy cause. Call 0719621605 for more infomation.

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 0866035977.


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