WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR IRISH: Many people would like to get a chance to use whatever Irish they have and to try to improve their ability to speak an ghaeilge. If you always wanted to improve your Irish now is your chance. For a number of years Ballinamore library has been running a Ciorcal Combra where people meet to practice their Irish and to improve their use of the language with help from the organisers.
Many people have been attending the sessions in Ballinamore over the past few years and find them most useful and entertaining. Groups are divided into beginners and more advanced. It is run in a very enjoyable manner and is attended by adults and also by second level students wishing to practice for their Irish orals. There are separate groups for beginners intermediate and more advanced. The Ciorcal has commenced from Jan 8th at 8.30 , admission is free. Please ring the library at 071 9645566 if you wish to attend.
YOGA CLASSES COMMENCING: Good news for the people of the Carrigallen parish and surrounding areas. Yoga classes will be commencing in Newtowngore Community Hall on Tuesday 12th Feb at 7.30 for the next five weeks. People attending are asked to bring a mat or blanket. For further information contact Julie on 087 1252213.
BEREAVED: Sympathy is extended to Kevin Percival & family Beaghmore Carrigallen on the death of his mother Mrs Bridget Percival whose funeral took place in St Mathews Church Ballymahon on Sat last 9th Feb.
JOHN TO REPRESENT IRELAND: John Finnegan, son of Martina and Michael Finnegan, Drummerkane, Carrigallen has been selected to represent Ireland on the U17 badminton team in the Catalonia Open Badminton competition when Ireland plays Spain next week. He has been a member of the Ballinamore badminton Club for some years and is now playing in Sligo. His sisters Sarah,Theresa and Claire have all represented Connacht and their respective colleges at all Ireland level. At club level has was coached by his father Michael and for the past few years John has shown impressive progression in his chosen sport. Congratulations and wishing John all the best in Spain and much success in the future.
LITTLE ACORNS: Little Acorns Carrigallen is now taking bookings for pre school September 2013. Call Veronica on 049 4339478 or 087 9067733 for more information.
DATES FOR YOUR DISARY: Big Guerilla Productions present Sand Park by Seamus O’Rourke on Wednesday 13, Thursday 14 and Friday 15 February 2013. The Sand Park is the sometimes hilarious account of how James Anthony Lowery, a man in his mid fifties, came to terms with the death of his son, fifteen years ago and now more recently, his wife Rose. It’s a play about rural Irish life and the way we cope with the inevitable, it’s a play about how life and death and humour and love and sadness all live in the same house together and then a strange thing happens. The Corn Mill Theatre Group present a comedy Brother of the Brush by Jimmy Murphy and directed by Sean McIntyre on Friday 22 Saturday 23 & Friday 28 and Friday 1 & Saturday 2 March 2013. Brothers of the Brush tells how house painters, patching over the cracks of an old house, misuse each other for their own advantage. In a world blighted by economic recession with workers losing faith in old ideologies, Brothers of the Brush demonstrates just how fragile allegiances are when personal interests are at stake.
MICHAEL AND ROSIE: Congratulations to Michael Kelleher, son of Lucy and Gerry Kelleher, Mullinadara, Carrigallen and Rosie Reynolds, daughter of Eleanor and John Reynolds (formerly from Gulladoo, Carrigallen) Drumlish Co Longford who celebrated their marriage in St Marys Church , Drumlish on Thursday 20 December 2012. Bestman was Paul Harrington and groomsmen were Niall Reilly, Stephen Gray and Kevin Reynolds,Chief bridesmaid was Michelle Reynolds and bridesmaids were Aisling Reynolds Lorraine Harrington and Aoife Reynolds. Flower girl was Aoibhinn Harrington and page boy was Paul Bohan. Wedding ceremony was celebrated by Fr Bernard Hogan. Afterwards the newly married couple, family and friends made their way to the Slieve Russel Hotel for the wedding reception. Wishing Rosie and Michael a long life of health and happiness.
ALPHA COURSE: This course explores some of the basic truths of the Christian faith which will engage and encourage people of different faiths to explore similarities and differences between their faiths, in a relaxing, non threatening , low key friendly and fun space. It is held every Tuesday in Killegar Hall, Killegar, Carrigallen from 7.45pm to 9.30pm.
TAISPEANTAS SEANFHOCAL: County Leitrim ICA Brantreacht na Tuaithe present Taispeantas Seanfhocal in Mohill library until February 22. Everybody welcome. Contact library at 071 9631360.
ADULT EDUCATION: County Leitrim VEC Adult classes will commence in Aughavas Community Centre on Thursday 14 February from 8pm to 10pm. Rang Gaeilge (Irish class) from 8 to 9pm and Rang Cheoil (music class) from 9 until 10pm. Beginners and improvers are welcome !
KNITTING AND CROCHET CLASSES: Knitting and crochet classes continue in Aughavas Community Centre each Wednesday night from 8pm to 10pm.Everybody welcome.
PARISH CONCERT: Aughavas parish concert will take place in the Community Centre on Friday 22 February commencing at 7pm. Prizes will be gratefully accepted for the raffle.
INTERNATIONAL AND INTERDENOMINATIONAL DAY: takes place in the Church of Ireland Aughavas on Friday March 1, 2013 at 8pm. All welcome.