Carrigallen April 1

Wedding bells - The wedding took place in saint Mary’s Church Carrigallen on Friday 11th March 2011 of Mr John Patrick McManus and Miss Janine Greenshield Carrigallen.

Wedding bells - The wedding took place in saint Mary’s Church Carrigallen on Friday 11th March 2011 of Mr John Patrick McManus and Miss Janine Greenshield Carrigallen.

Best man Andrew McManus (brother) groomsmen Michael Holohan & Damien Reilly friends of the groom,chief bridesmaids Orlaith Kearney; bridesmiads Shelley & Courtney Greenshields (sisters); flower girl Jessie McManus; page boy Jack McManus; gifts presented by Patricia Greensshield mother of bride and Margaret McManus mother of groom; ushers Bee Greenshields & Aaron McManus. The ceremony with nuptial Mass and papal blessing was performed by Very Rev Denis Murray PP Carrigallen . The beautiful wedding music by Mary Harte and Liam Doonan. The reception was later held in he Kilmore Hotel where over 300 guests were present. The honeymoon was spent touring in USA .wishing the happy couple many years of wedded bliss

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age group had a most enlightening talk from Colm of the nature trail (organic and health food specialist shops in Mohill and Ballinamore) recently. Not many of us knew that beetroot juice may help with controlling blood pressure or that turmeric cayanne pepper and cider vinegar might well relieve some arthritis symptoms. Most of us can relate to porridge being a slow release energy food and that Echinacea can help build up our immune systems to be of assistance in combating the misery of colds and flu – but did we know that lovely New Zealand Manuka honey can not only help with chesty coughs and colds but also heal wounds and relieve eczema and psoriasis ? Colm was a mine of information on all sorts of natural healing remedies and healthy foods – how many of us made a bowl of porridge for breakfast the next morning instead of rashers and black pudding ? Before Colm’s presentation we made final arrangements for our Ten Pin Bowling outing to Longford and agreed that Wednesday 13th April would be the date of our social evening at the Kilbracken arms. We also discussed an outing to Dublin (no rain please when we’re on the open top bus !), our next mid-week break and the ever popular trip to Mullingar dog racing.

death of

famed footballer

There was sadness not alone in the Carrigallen and his native Aughavas but over the entire county of Leitrim at the news of the recentt death of former Leitrim and Carrigallen/Tully great footballer, ex-garda Mick Kilkenny Dublin which has occurred recently at the Hermitage medical Clinic Old Lucan Rd . Mick Kilkenny a man who had the unusual distinction of captaining Leirim in an all Ireland tile and driving the Holy Father late Pope John Paul II on his visit to Ireland in 1979. A native of Killafee Aughavas, but played his football with the Tully/ Carrigallen team. He was captain of the Leitrim junior team which he led to victory in the 1938 all Ireland junior championship home final defeating Kildare in the final before suffering a shock defeat in the final proper against London. He played many outstanding matches for the famous Tully Club Carrigallen. A gentleman on and off the field of play Mick a man steeped in the GAA and all things Leitrim. He also achieved fame as part of this job as ministerial driver with an garda Siochana. Mick as he was so popularly known to his hundreds of friends was awarded the Jim Lynch Hall of fame award in 2005 and was active up until the day of his passing at 93 years . Sympathy is extended to his wife Sheila Dublin, sister Mrs Cissie Duffy Bornacoola, sisters in law Maeve Peggy & Nora nephews nieces and a large family circle. May he RIP. The removal of remains and funeral following requiem Mass in the church of the Holy family Aughrim street Dublin was very large and representative. Burial took place in Mount Venus cemetery Rathfarnham Dublin. P/S Carrigallen were honoured in 1938 when the county Leitrim junior team trained for the All Ireland on the famous Rock Park Carrigallen where any hundreds of outstanding matches were played down the years before the new St Mary Park.

Corn Mill Theatre Carrigallen

Well done to all the cast and crew of the Cornmill’s production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane on qualifying for the RTE all Ireland drama finals in Athlone. The beauty queen of Leenane is due to return to the Corn Mill Theatre in April. So come and give her a big welcome.

Quinn jobs petition

Local people are asked to show support for Quinn jobs by signing the petition asking the Minister for Finance to approve the Quinn proposal in relation to Quinn Insurance Ltd. Copies of petition are available for signing in local shops & businesses and in Quinns offices in Derrylin. You can also ask your local public representatives to help.