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A public meeting will be held in Community Centre on Wednesday, 4 February at 8:30pm to discuss the provision of new defibrillators and the upkeep of existing ones. Everyone is invited to attend. It is an important meeting concerning all members of the Carrigallen Community.


Yoga classes starting – Thursday, 5 February in Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen. Beginners classes from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Continuation group from 8.15pm – 9.15pm. Please bring a mat and a blanket. Contact Julie on 08712 52213, for more information.

Game night

Carrigallen Gun Club is holding their annual Game night in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel on Saturday, 31 January 2015. Meals will be served between 8pm and 11pm. Menu consists of venison, pigeon, rabbit, pheasant, duck, and woodcock dishes. Admission will be €10. All are welcome!

G.F.C. Lotto
The draw was held on Saturday, 24 January 2015 and the numbers drawn on the night were 2, 4, 12, and 24. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were Lily Cooke, Pauline Harte, Neil Faulkner and Seamus Quinn. Next week’s draw will be held in Charley Farrelly’s Bar on 31 January 2015 when the Jackpot will be €3,800. Those in charge of the draw will be Declan Donohoe, John O’Neill and Kevin O’Rourke.

First Ulsters G.A.A. Club

‘Ballyconnell First Ulsters’ were founded in 1885 by John Alex Clancy and Thomas O’Reilly and were the first G.A.A. football club to have been founded in Ulster. Thomas O’Reilly was the first chairman of the club and was also the first team captain. Very little is known about John Alex Clancy as he died in 1890 at a very young age. Thomas O’Reilly lived all of his life in the Ballyconnell area and was very active in both politics and the social life of the community. He was a member of Bawnboy District Council and was Chairman of the Board of Guardians of Bawnboy Workhouse. He was also Chairman of Cavan County Council for some time. A framed photograph of John Alex Clancy and Thomas O’Reilly is now being displayed in Ballinamore Library as the January ‘Picture of the Month’. Opening hours are Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10.00am - 5.30pm; Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am – 8.00pm; Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm, with daily lunch closing 1.30pm – 2.30pm.

Outreach Service

The Mohill Family Support Centre’s Outreach Service will be available in Carrigallen’s Primary Care Centre every Tuesday from 10am to 12:30pm.

Items of news

If you wish to have any item of news to be included here, please contact me at or 08686 96686 on or before Sunday evening.