We extend good wishes to the U14 Leitrim ladies U14 footballers who have won their way to the all Ireland final by defeating Kildare on a score line 3-12 to Kildares 1-10. They now go onto meet their Kerry counterparts on Saturday next 11th June 2011 in Banagher Co Offaly. We would like to extend our good wishes to the following members of the Carrigallen/ Aughavas known as the Saint Joseph’s club. Lorraine Heslin, Bronagh O’Rourke, Niamh Maguire, Eimer Masterson, Shannon O’Rourke and Laura Beirne and the rest of the Leitrim girls every success in the final on Saturday a lot of locals will be traveling there for to cheer them on as well.


There was widespread regret in the Carrigallen parish and surrounding ones at the recent death of Mr William Hawthorn (Snr) Aughavilla House Carrigallen and Longford which has occurred at Cavan General Hospital following a brief illness. Bill as he was so popularly known to his many friends was a native of Longford came to Carrigallen parish with his wife and young family almost 40 ye

ars ago when he purchased the Aughavilla House and farm from the late James Flynn who was retiring from farming. He became very popular with all the local people and was always on hand to lend a helping hand to one in need. And as his family became able to run the family farm . Bill returned to Longford and set up a thriving business in haulage and coal and briquettes merchant and on his retirement from the business he lived with his daughter Sandra and was a caller to the local day centre Carrigallen where he became very popular with all the people present indeed the both areas are much the poorer for his passing. May he RIP. Sympathy is extended to his daughter Sandra Derralane son in law & grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife and son Bill (J).The removal of remains and funeral from Saint Columbas Church of Ireland Corrawallen was very large and representative. Burial took place in Saint John’s Cemetery Longford.

ABBEYLARA field day

Abbeylara field day committee are holding their major field day event on Sunday 12th June 2011.


Congratulations to the children from St Mary’s National School Carrigallen who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday 21 may 2011 in St Mary’s Church.. They were John Brennan Shannon Dolan Adam Donohoe Edward Donohoe, Caitlin Greene, Gabrielle Karciauskaite, Marius Kavliauskas, Kerrie Lynch, Jack McManus, Marese Masterson, Danny O’Connell, Emmet O’Rourke, Gabriele Rolskyte, Millie Storey, Senak Trafnby, and Evelina Vrbanovic. Celebrant was Fr Denis Murray PP .Congratulations go to their parents and teachers Bernadette Greene and Kate O’Donoghue.


An exciting new Crafty Ladies venture takes place in the shop at the Post Office Carrigallen every second Friday. Next meeting will be 10 June 2011 from 10am to 12.30pm. Bring all your arts and crafts to show or to work on. Other crafts on display also. All arts and crafts are welcome. Tea or coffee served. For more details contact 087 7550199.


Congratulations to Eamonn Dolan and Andrea Beirne on the occasion of their marriage in St Mary’s Church Cloone Co Leitrim on Saturday 21 May 2011. Eamonn is son of Cassie and Edmond Dolan Calloughs, Carrigallen and Andrea is daughter of Carol and Tommy Beirne Cloone. Chief bridesmaid was Grainne McGowan and bridesmaids were Majella Beirne and Catherine Dolan. Bestman was Martin Dolan and groomsmen were John Dolan and Raymond Reilly Flowergirl was Teagan Beirne and pageboy was Oran Beirne. The marriage ceremony was con-celebrated by Fr Samuel Holmes and Fr Denis Murray. The wonderful music was supplied by Sean and Michelle Donohoe. Afterwards family and friends made their way to the Erigal Country House Hotel Cootehill Co Cavan for the wedding reception where a great time was had by all. The happy couple are currently on honeymoon in Florida and a Carribbean cruise. We wish them a long life of health and happiness.


A summer camp will be held in Happy Feet Childcare for After School and pre School children from 10am to 2pm and 9.30am to 123.30pm from Monday 4 July to Friday 8 July 2011 and Monday 11 July to Friday 15 July 2011. For further information contact Tina at 0494339812.



The Moth presents The Pitch written by Shane Connaughton and directed by Kerry Crabbe in the Corn Mill Theatre Carrigallen on Friday 10 June 2011. Starring Shane Connaughton Fiona Fitzpatrick and Niall Lynch. Philly lived and played for his team, the jersey, the parish,his friends – the very pitch his enemies are now trying to take from him to turn into a housing estate. Like Philoctetes abandoned by his comrades as they go off to fight the Trojan war, Philly is tormented by painful memories and the unjust fate that holds him prisoner as he replays the events of that day when his club won the county championship for the one and only time and he wasn’t allowed to play. Accused of fathering an illegitimate child and now threatened with retirement to a nursing home, he holds tight to the memory of the Herculean feats of his youth- and to the land on which these dramas unfolded. For him the old pitch is sacred ground and it is here that he will make his last stand. Doors open at 8pm and show starts at 8.30pm. Booking at 04943 39612 or at