Carrigallen Community News

Carrigallen’s “Moone Boy” shines again

Carrigallen’s “Moone Boy” shines again

Congratulations to David Rawle who has been awarded the 2013 Arts Award in the category “Outstanding Contributation to the Arts Young Person under 25. David was chosen for this award for his outstanding performance as Martin Moone in Chris O’Dowd’s ‘Moone Boy’. Also for his activities with Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen, and his willingness to take up offers to attend and open community events within Leitrim and Roscommon. David is a great example to all young people, despite his wonderful achievements, he is a very well grounded and balanced young actor, and is so giving and sharing in his role with Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen.


Seamus O’Rourke well known Leitrim playwright won the main prize in this year’s Arts & Entertainment Awards with Shannonside/Northern Sound Radio. The ceremony took place at Longford’s Backstage Theatre last Tuesday evening 9 April with the overall prize being awarded to the Big Guerilla Production of Seamus O’Rourke’s “The Sandpark”. Seamus, who is well known in drama circles having been involved in the amateur scene for over twenty years, is a writer, actor, poet and director and has been linked mainly with the Corn Mill Theatre Group, Carrigallen.

Crafty Ladies

Crafty Ladies next coffee morning will take place on Friday next 19 April from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the shop above the Post Office in Carrigallen. Bring along clothes to up style; knitting wool and needles; and plants to swap. All are welcome!

It’s a Boy!

Congratulations to Caroline and John McKiernan, Calloughs, Carrigallen on the recent birth of their baby boy Charlie, a little brother for Holly and Ellie Rose and also to the proud grandparents Maura and Tommy McGuckian, Killahurk, Carrigallen.

Confirmation in St Mary’s Church

On Friday evening 15 March 2013 Bishop Leo O’Reilly came and administered the sacrament of Confirmation to fourteen children from Carrigallen National School, five from Drumreilly National School and one from Drumeela National School. His Lordship was welcomed to the parish by Fr Denis Murray. Dr Leo was assisted by Fr Denis Murray PP Carrigallen, Fr Dan Sheridan PP Killeshandra and Fr Colum Hurley. Carrigallen National School choir provided the beautiful music and song under the guidance of their teachers Majella O’Reilly (organist) and Colette Doris. Their music and song added greatly to the celebration.

Congratulations to the children who were confirmed James Brennan, Grace Donohoe, Tara Finnegan, Joshua Gallon, Conor Gallogly Sarah Hackett, Andrew Hession, Eoin Kearney, Regina Kiernan, Lauryn Kotterman, Saoirse Lynch, David Rawle, Larry Reilly, and Sarunas Zenkovas. Also thanks to their teacher Fergal Carthy.

The 2013 All-Ireland Confined Finalist

The 2013 All-Ireland Confined finalist Millrace Drama Group present ‘Trad’ by Mark Doherty in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Saturday 20 April and Sunday 21 April. Da (Liam Daly) and his hundred years old son Thomas (Darragh Smith) embark on one last epic journey from their lumber cottage to the outskirts of the local village in search of a long lost grandson whose existence has just been revealed to Da in a heated exchange. They cross paths with the crotchety old woman Sal and the drunken Fr. Rice (Conor Shaffrey) as both the suspense and poignancy build towards a dramatic climax. This production has qualified for the All-Ireland Confined Finals in Rossmore, Co. Cork and is simply a must see production!!

Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Bookings on 049 4339612 or bookings

Brothers of the Brush

The Corn Mill Theatre Group will present Brothers of the Brush written by Jimmy Murphy on Thursday 25, Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April 2013 in the Corn Mill Theatre. Doors open at 8.00pm and show starts at 8.30pm. Bookings on 049 4339612 or bookings


Sympathy is extended to Tommy McGuckian and family, Killahurk, Carrigallen on the death of his brother Joe which occurred in Cork recently. May he Rest in Peace.

Death of Francie Murphy

There was wide spread regret in Carrigallen area and surrounding parishes at the news of the unexpected death of Francie Murphy, Drumbreanlis, Carrigallen which occurred on Tuesday, 26 March 2013. While he was out helping his brother with their livestock he suddenly became ill and passed away in a short time. Francie was a popular and hard working man but was also on hand to help a neighbour in need. He took a very keen interest in fishing, hunting and pheasant shooting. He lived along with his brother Jimmy in their very comfortable home at Drumbreanlis where all visitors were given a Céad Míle Fáilte, where many hours was spent discussing many different topics. The district is so much the poorer at the passing of this great gentleman. May he Rest in Peace.

Sympathy is extended to his brothers; Jimmy, Carrigallen, Michael, England; sister May, England; Sister-in-law Cathleen; nieces, relatives and friends. The removal of remains and funeral following service on Holy Thursday to the family burial ground in Errew Cemetery was large. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr Denis Murray PP on Tuesday evening, 2 April 2013 in St Mary’s Church.

Oil Painting Classes

Oil Painting classes will commence in Teach Duchais, Drumeela on this Monday 15 April from 8:00 to 10:00pm. Beginners and Improvers are welcome. For further information, contact 087 2787139.

Lotto Results

The draw was held on Saturday 13 April 2013 and the numbers drawn on the night were 3, 15, 20, and 21. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were Brendan McGuinness, Rose Ellen Callaghan, Kevin Percival and Isabelle Harte. Next week’s draw will be held on 20 April in Eugene Reilly’s Bar and the Jackpot will be €6,100 and those in charge on the night will be Stephanie Greene, Kathleen Rawle and Noel Kiernan.

Visiting Anglers

Earlier this year Carrigallen had two very popular anglers as visitors in the persons of Gerry Hopkinsons and Jimmy Harris from Leeds, England. Both men are no strangers to Carrigallen and are well known among our local anglers and why not, as they are coming to Carrigallen for the past twenty years, making two visits some years. Gerry and Jimmy claim that they know exactly where all the good fish hang out in Carrigallen, and even though their visit was early they had some very good catches.

The men with big smiles mentioned about one of their early visits to Carrigallen. As they were travelling along the road they spied this lovely fishing water at the bottom of a field. They stopped and decided to give it a go. After entering the field they met the owner and enquired of him if he would charge fishermen who would fish those waters? No was the reply, “I don’t charge, but there is a bull down there charges”.

Gerry and Jimmy are high in their praise of their landlady Ann McGovern, Greenville House, Carrigallen who looks after them on their visits to Carrigallen and assured her of a later visit in the summer.