Death of Mrs Carmel Bergin: There is widespread regret all over the Carrigallen parish and surrounding ones at the news of he death of Mrs Carmel Bergin (nee Fleming) formerly of Church Street Carrigallen.
Daughter of the late Garda Walter and Mrs Eileen Fleming. Carmel received her early education in Carrigallen NS and the Vocational School before emigrating to England after a number of years there. She met her husband and the couple made England their home and reared their family. The couple and their family were regular visitors to Carrigallen. Carmel had been in failing health for sometime past. Sympathy is extended to her daughters Michelle London, Carmel New Zealand, son Shane London. She was predeceased by son Rory and daughter Joy. Sympathy is also extended to brothers Turlough USA and Rory Australia, sisters Pamela SRN and Alice London and niece Mrs Geraldine Whelan Carrigallen. She is also predeceased by brothers Noel, Adrian and sisters Mrs Joy Whelan. Funeral took place in England RIP.
Carrigallen bingo season coming to an end. Only one more Sunday night for the very popular Carrigallen Bingo season which ends on the 30th January 2011. After that date it will be leaving Carrigallen and our good neighbours Arva will be taken over for the next six months which is commencing in Saint Patrick's Hall Arva on the Sun 6th Feb. This season Carrigallen had to call off the Sunday Bingo on a number of occasions due to the snow storm and treacherous roads. The committee are asking parishioners to come out in large numbers for the last one Sunday nights to a well heated community centre and go home with lots of money which has become very useful now.
SENIOR CITIZENS DINNER PARTY
The senior citizens of Carrigallen & Drumreilly dinner party will be held in the Kilbracken Arms Hotel on Sunday 6th Feb 2011. Dinner served at 3.00 sharp followed by music song and dance.
Drumeela Active Age
Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age celebrated the Christmas season in style recently by holding their annual Christmas dinner this year in Mitchell's restaurant, Carrigallen. Over 40 members and guests attended and enjoyed a wonderful meal provided by Patrick and his staff. This was an evening to catch up with old friends tell a few jokes, reminisce a little and a lot more besides. Conversations around the table covered everything from the economy and how to put it right. To suggestions for locations to consider for further outings and short breaks in 2011. As always the group showed its appreciation to Elizabeth our dedicated and hard working secretary for organising such a successful evening and concluded with a hearty rendition of happy birthday for her special day.
The winner of the card game Brian Gormley who kindly donated his 50 euro prize money back to the fund Eamon Gray who came 2nd donated his prize of a bottle of brandy also to the fund. At the end of the night Sean Reilly extended his thanks to all who left their warm comfortable homes to attend this very worthy cause in terrible weather conditions. The card players sponsors and all who bought tickets on the night to bring the grand total to 460 euro which we hope will make someone's life a little easier in the care of the North West Hospice.
FIRST 2011 NEW BABY IN CARRIGALLEN
We extend our congratulations to Linda and John Mitchell Carrigallen on the birth of their first baby girl Mia and also the first for 2011 for the Carrigallen parish at Cavan General Hospital.