Shannonside Art & Entertainment Awards: Many congrats to Seamus O’Rourke on his winning the overall award at the Shannonside Northern Sounds Art and Entertainment awards at the Backstage theatre in Longford on Tuesday last— Charlie McGettigan was the MC and there was great entertainment and hospitality provided on the night…The Charley Farrelly Folk Club also received an award on the night as did Catriona O’Reilly and Sean McIntyre for The Seafarer. Of the 12 awards given on the night, Carrigallen were involved in 6 of them!
Leitrim Youth Theatre Company (Carrigallen): CONGRATS to the Leitrim Youth Theatre Company, Carrigallen, performing “Don’t shoot the Messenger”, a play by John Morton, directed by Mary Blake and assisted by Becky Thomas, at the Corn Mill theatre Carrigallen on Friday night last. Wonderful performances all round but particularly by Emma Finnegan as The Messenger and David Rawle as Worm. Emma is undoubtedly one for the future, as David has proven already in ‘Moone Boy’ on SKY...new talent emerging in Carrigallen!
NARROW DEFEAT: Carrigallen senior footballers travelled to Aughnasheelin Park on Sunday last for to do battle with the home side in very bitter cold weather for senior league Div 2 game. Both teams served up a close entertaining match with the home team coming out winners by 0-12 to 0-9. Carrigallen got off to a good start when Benny O’Rourke had a good point inside the first minute. Both teams exchanged points in an even and entertaining first half and were level at 0-6 each. Carrigallen in the second half gained the upper hand with two points of a lead but the home side came back and scored 5 unanswered points. Carrigallen Andrew McManus who came on as a sub when his rasper of a shot came back off the cross bar. Well done to our U14s who defeated Annaduff in the Park on Monday evening and remain unbeaten.
VISITING ANGLERS: In the early weeks of 2013 Carrigallen had two very popular anglers as visitors in the persons of Gerry Hopkinson and Jimmy Harris from Leeds England. Both men are no strangers to Carrigallen and are well known among our local anglers and why not as they are coming to Carrigallen for the last 20 years and they often make two visits in the year. Jimmy and Gerry claim that they know exactly where all the good fish hang out in Carrigallen and even so early as their visit was, they had some very good catches. The men with big smiles mentioned about one of their early visits to Carrigallen. As they were travelling along the road they spied this lovely fishing waters at the bottom of this field stopped and decided to give it a go and after entering they saw the owner doing some work. They enquired did he charge fishermen who would fish those waters ? No was his reply I don’t charge but there is a bull down there charges. Jerry and Jimmy are high in their praise of their landlady Ann McGovern Greenville House Carrigallen who looks after them on their visits to Carrigallen and assured her of a later visit in Summer.
BEREAVED: Sympathy is extended to Mrs Mary McGovern Corglass Carrigallen on the death of her mother Mrs Patricia Dowling whose funeral took place in the Church of Our Mother of Divine Grace Ballygall Road Dublin on Saturday 23rd March RIP. Also Pat Masterson Corner House Bar and grocery Carrigallen has also been bereaved on the death of his mother Mrs Eileen Masterson Cornakelly Ballinamuck whose funeral took place from St Marys Church Legga on Monday last. May she RIP.
BUS TO KNOCK: Apostolate of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration . Pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday April 20th. Talks prayers workshop, adoration, blessing of the sick, Holy Mass, Adoration Procession, children and young peoples activities and much more celebrated by Archbishop Charles Brown, the Apostolic Nuncio. Further information from your local chairperson. A bus will depart from Saint Patricks Community Hall Carrigallen at 9am, 20th April. Please tel 049 4339933 or 049 4339897 to book your seat. Limited numbers available.
TIDY TOWNS MEETING: A meeting of Carrigallen Tidy Towns will be held in the meeting room in the community hall on Thursday night 18 April at 9pm. All interested in improving their community please attend.
DEATH OF MR FRANCIE MURPHY: There is widespread regret in the Carrigallen area and surrounding parishes at the news of the unexpected death of Mr Francie Murphy Drumbreanlis Carrigallen which occurred on Tuesday evening 26th March while assisting his brother looking after their livestock , when he suddenly took ill and passed away in a short time. Francie a very popular and hard working farmer and was held in high esteem by all and was also on hand to help a neighbour in need. He took a keen interest in fishing and was always on hand to assist visiting anglers at local Gulladoo fishing waters. A member of the Carrigallen Gun Club for many years until his retirement some years ago , an all round sportsman. He lived with his brother Jimmy in their very comfortable home at Drumbreanlis where their home everyone of all creeds and classes were given a great welcome and where many little disputes among neighbors were settled and no need for court cases and no fees charged when all it took was a good sensible talk on the different matters that had been annoying people. The district is much the poorer at the passing of this gentleman who endeared himself to so many people. May he RIP. Sympathy is extended to his brothers Jimmy Drumbreanlis Carrigallen, Michael, sisters May, sister in law Kathleen, nieces, nephews in England. The removal of remains and funeral following service on Holy Thursday in Saint Marys Church Carrigallen was very large and representative. Very Rev D Murray PP officiated. Burial took place in Errew cemetery. A very large attendance was present in Saint Marys Church Carrigallen for his requiem mass on Tuesday evening last celebrated by Very Rev D Murray PP.