Carrigallen

Readers’ Symposium: Performative Recitations by Seamus O’Rourke, this act is part of the Dialogues through Literature Readers’ Symposium Evening Launch Event taking place on Thursday 2 August 2012, 7:30pm for 8:00pm start at Sean O’Heslin’s GAA, Ballinamore. For more information or to register for the event before Monday 30 July phone Caroline at Ballinamore Library on 0719645546. Brochure of the three day event is available in Carrigallen Library.

Readers’ Symposium: Performative Recitations by Seamus O’Rourke, this act is part of the Dialogues through Literature Readers’ Symposium Evening Launch Event taking place on Thursday 2 August 2012, 7:30pm for 8:00pm start at Sean O’Heslin’s GAA, Ballinamore. For more information or to register for the event before Monday 30 July phone Caroline at Ballinamore Library on 0719645546. Brochure of the three day event is available in Carrigallen Library.

Carrigallen Summer Festival: Three Days of fun and frolics during August Bank Holiday weekend, with great music with Pat McManus and his Band, The Basskillers, Night Fever and Ben Reel. Family Field Day with “It’s A Knockout” and much, much more... Check out their Facebook page for details.

Crafty Ladies: We will have marquee at Festival field day, Sunday 5 August with lots of locally produced arts/crafts and fresh produce, tea/coffee & home baked cakes served. Hope you come along and support local enterprises.

Mardi Gras: at Corn Mill Theatre & Mill Wheel Marquee Festival Saturday, 4 August from 12pm, ‘Whatever you perform, bring it on! Busking/jam sessions, dance/theatre/mime, all at the marquee outside of the theatre. In Theatre - x-box FIFA 2012 championship on big screen (to enter check Facebook) - Art Exhibition in rehearsal room: digital photography/canvases/sculpture/woodturning etc. Coffee Dock will be open to all for refreshments. Contact Facebook at Carrigallen Summer Festival for further details.

Pub Quiz: The Margaret of New Orleans’ Pub Quiz starts on Thursday 2 August 2012 with the first match between Farrelly’s (last year’s winners, sorry about error in last week’s edition) and Ws with the return match on Friday 10 August. Second match is in Masterson’s on Saturday 11 August with Materson’s versus Kilbrackan Arms Hotel with return match on Saturday 18 August. Third match will be held on Tuesday 21 August with Gorby’s versus Mitchell’s with return match in Mitchell’s on Friday 24 August.

Start time for all is 10:30pm.

Carers Association: Breaks for Carers; The Carers Association are offering Family Carers a well deserved break for up to one week in Kilmacrennan Co Donegal. This offer is open to men and women who care for a Parent, Relative or Child with an illness or mental/physical Disability, and who need time to recharge. Carers can choose from a 3 - 7 day break and all expenses except travel to and from are paid for by the HSE. Carers can also avail of free Respite Care for their loved one while they are away. Places are limited so please book by calling Rosaleen Doonan, Area Manager, Sligo on 086 1726664 or 071 9143123.

Thank You: Vinny and Kathy Lyons would like to thank Carrigallen GAA for the use of the facilities; to our local businesses and representatives for supplying sponsorship for the Carrigallen 10k Race/Walk for MDI on the 30 June 2012. Thanks to our local press for their help in publishing the event details in the local papers, church bulletins and on community websites; to the Runners, Walkers, Sid and T Bone for taking to the roads by participating in the event. We had over 100 participants and just wanted to let you know that we could not have managed without the support of volunteers and staff from MDI, Civil Defence, Garda, Run Ireland, Bank of America and the Carrigallen Credit Union. We had a great turnout of friends, family, helpers and stewards on the day. It took many hands to make it a safe, fun, worthwhile event. We are currently in the process of trying to obtain some matching funds and will publish the grand total after all funds are received by the charity. We hope to see you all again next year. Please check out the photos on Facebook page Carrigallen 10k Race/Walk for MDI.

APPOINTMENT: New appointment for Carrigallen priest. The people of his native Carigallen were pleased to learn of Fr John McDermott’s appointment as parish priest of Ballintemple Ballinagh Co Cavan. Previous to his appointment he has been army chaplain. Fr Sean son of the late Larry & Lucy McDermott Church St Carrigallen. We wish Fr Sean every success and happiness in his new parish as parish priest. Father Sean has two brothers and one sister. Popular bingo returns this Sunday night August 5th to Carrigallen Community Centre after being on holiday with our good neighbours Arva for the past 6 months. All the customary prizes will be on as usual . See you all there.

LEITRIM GUARDIAN: Leitrim Guardian is looking for submissions. The Leitrim Guardian committee has announced that the launch of the 45th edition of the magazine will take place on Nov 30th 2012. The editor of the Leitrim Guardian Dr Blaithin Gallagher Drumkeerin is now working on producing the 45th edition of the Leitrim Guardian which will be launched on Friday Nov 30th. Blaithin is seeking contributions eg articles photos and short pieces about events and people reflecting life in Co Leitrim. The Leitrim Guardian represents all areas and parishes of the county and it is a forum for any person resident of the county or anywhere in the world to writes a short article poem and send it on to Blaithin Gallagher. Blaithing@gmail.com. Each year literary and poetry awards are presented to winners (adult and children)at the launch. The committee also selects the Leitrim Guardian Person of the year and nomination for this can be submitted to secretary Fr John Sexton parochial house Killargue.