DEATH OF MRS MARY MORRROW: There is widespread regret and sadness in the Carrigallen parish and surrounding areas at the death of Mrs Mary Morrow Errew Carrigallen which has occurred at Cavan General Hospital following a brief illness. She was fomerely Mary O’Boyle a native of Ballacorick County Mayo. She emigrated to England while very young. After some years here she was to meet her future husband Thomas Morrow from Carrigallen. The couple were later to marry and made England their home and reared their family which were all educated in the Irish traditional music which both parents loved. Some years later the couple and their family returned to husband’s native Carrigallen. The family settled in very quickly and became very poplar and were in much demand at functions in the parish and neighbouring towns and were featured on TV on many occasions. Son Tommy joined up with that famous group Dervish who has played in many countries in the world. Mary settled quickly in her adopted Carrigallen and made friends quickly . Her hobbies were bingo and attended all musical sessions. She endeared herself to all who had the pleasure of knowing and meeting her. She was a devout Catholic always and never willing to help a neighbour . Indeed the district is much the poorer for her passing. May she RIP. Sympathy is extended to her husband Thomas sons Tommy John Andrew and Robert brother Peter grandchildren daughters in law brothers in law and sisters in law and a large family circle. The removal of remains and funeral following requiem mass which was con-celebrated by Very Rev D Murray PP assisted by Rev Peter McEntire Cssj, a native of the parish and Very Rev John Quinn PP Gotletteragh was very large & representative. Burial took place in adjoining cemetery.
CONFIRMATiON: Bishop Leo O’Reilly to visit Carrigallen and will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation of 6th class pupils of St Marys NS of Carrigallen ,Drumeela and Drumreilly on Sun 20th May at 3pm. It would be nice if the people of the town would hang out some flags and buntings from their homes.
INFORMATION EVENING: South Leitrim Primary Care team & community health forum are holding a community information evening in the community centre Carrigallen on Thursday 17th May 2012 from 7-9pm. There will be talks and information on the night about the community text alert scheme , Support for those caring for someone at home and minding your mental health. There will also be a wide range of information to help you such as citizens information Mabs,Fair Deal Scheme,Leitrim Association for People with a disability, services for older people and information about your local health services and how they can help you. For more information please contact Maeve MacDermott HSE Primary Care Development Unit 071 913502.
CHANGES TO TEACHER ALLOCATIONS CAUSING CONCERN: Parents and teachers at Saint Marys National School here in Carrigallen are anxiously awaiting the result of an appeal to the Dept of Education regarding teacher allocations for the next school year commencing Sept 2012. Under the new proposed allocation rules announced by the Minister Mr Ruairi Quinn Saint Marys NS Carrigallen would lose a teacher from Sept. In this case a language teacher which is of particular importance given the large number of pupils requiring language tuition. An appeal has been formerly lodged with the Dept some time ago with the parents association supporting the appeal and seeking the support of all The Oireachtas representatives in the constituency to lobby on behalf of our school on what is a very important issue which is on going.
DEFEAT: Heavy defeat for Carrigallen senior team. Carrigallen senior footballers were host to Dromahair footballers in the local park in League Division 1 on Saturday last. The home venue did not save our boys from getting a severe trouncing by the visitors who won the day by double scores on a scoreline of Dromahair 2-12 to Carrigallen 1-6. Our Division 3 team had a good win over Mohill on a scoreline 1-10 to Mohiil’s 0-10. Our 16s recorded a great victory away to Kiltubrid on Tuesday evening on a scoreline 7-9 to Kiltubrid’s 3-11.Things were close in the first half with Kiltubrid seemd to be cruising to victory with a 9 point lead. Going into the last ten minutes our lads completely turned the game around with 3 well taken goals in as many minutes plus some great points for to run out winners by 10 points. It was a remarkable come back and all credit to the team & coach. Well done to the school girls who defeated Gael Scoile Liatroma during the week. Hard luck to the school boys who lost to Fenagh