VERY REGRETTeD DEATH: There is widespread regret in the Carrigallen parish and surrounding ones at the recent death of Mrs Kathleen Boyle,nee Magarahan Drumcannon,Carrigallen which has occurred at Cavan General Hospital following a brief illness. A member of a large Magarahan family from Killeshandra ,Katthleen came to work in the well known Jack O’Keefe Bar & Grocery business Main Street now owned by nephew Cathal Farrelly in the early 1940s and became very popular with all the local people and was held in high esteem. It was here in Carrigallen that she was to meet her future husband Patrick Boyle. The couple were later to marry and made Drumcannon Carrigallen their home. She assisted her husband to run the family farm and became very popular with all local people at a time when illness might occur to a neighbour. She could be relied upon to assist in any way she could. Indeed the area is much the poorer at her passing. May she rest in peace. Sympathy is extended to her brother Francie Killeshandra also a number of nieces and nephews and a large family circle. The removal of remains and funeral following a concelebrated mass in Saint Marys Church Drumeela in which the chief celebrant was very Rev Denis Murray PP Carrigallen assisted by Very Rev Dan Sheirdan PP and Very Rev Colm Hurley Killeshandra which was very large. Burial took place in adjoining cemetery.
CORN MILL THEATRE GROUP: their way to all Ireland finals in Athlone in May.The Corn Mill Theatre Group Carrigallen will be presenting their prize wining play “The Seafarers” by Conor McPherson,directed by Sean McIntyre. Cast Raymond Hackett Brian O’Reilly Ronan Ward Stephen Gray & Killian McGuinness in the Corn Mill Theatre Carrigallen on Easter Sunday night 8th & Easter Monday night 9th April 2012. Doors open at 8pm,show starts at 8.30. Booking (049) 4339612.
TEXT ALERT: Community text alert schemes working out well. The above schemes have yet again proven there value after 4 men with addresses in Dublin were charged following a garda pursuit through counties Leitrim Longford and Cavan last Friday morning in relation to a burglary in Killeshandra on Friday 23rd march at a special sitting at Cavan District Court over that weekend,they were remanded in custody. The charge is thought to be just the initial stage in an investigation into a string of burglaries and attempted burglaries in Leitrim Longford Cavan and Roscommon. On Friday morning after Gardai were alerted of burglaries on Tarmon Rooskey ,3 in Mohill also Killeshandra. This is where the text alert schemes operating in Carrigallen Ballinamore and Dromore in county Longford reported sightings of the suspects car travelling through those areas and finally after a long chase over the roads of Carrigallen they finally abandoned their car and took to the fields. Finally they were caught by the alert garda and were arrested. Garda have been asking all farmers living or having land along those roads for to keep an eye out for packages that they might have thrown into those fields making their getaway when driving through Rossan Balinamuck and Carrigallen . Such as handbags & jewellery. The text alert has been working very well in the carrigallen and Moyne areas and long may it continue to catch those heartless gangsters and put them away for a log holiday.
COUNTY LEITRIM PLOUGHING MATCH: All roads lead to Carrigallen on Easter Saturday 7th April on the lands kindly given by Peter and Eileen Donohoe Gortermone. This event has been looked forward to by young and old alike down the years. Its lovely to see the beautiful clydesdale horses from Northern Ireland and England in many cases with their lovely shiny harness and ribbons taking part in the horse ploughing. They also come from Monaghan Longford. There are numerous events as well as tractor ploughing vintage ploughing; loy digging tractor pulling competition with prizes tractor reverse competition with prizes vegetable garden display country market. Dip for the duck competition with prizes, pony club jumping demo bouncing castle for kids guess the weight car boot sale trade stands welcome. So it looks that there is a little something to suit everyone and on Easter Saturday night Queen of the Plough Dance in Kilbracken Arms Hotel. Music by Rainbow starts 10.30pm bar extension. Main sponsor 2012 Barry Kiernan construction.
HOLY WEEK: Holy Week ceremonies. Last Super mass in Saint Marys Churches Carrigallen Holy Thursday at 8pm,Drumreilly Holy Thursday at 6.45pm, Drumeela Holy Thursday at 6.30pm. Good Friday ceremony at the passion Carrigallen 3pm. Veneration of the cross & holy Communion in Drumreilly at 7pm. Easter Saturday Drumreilly mass at 7pm,Carrigallen at 9pm Easter Sunday Drumeela mass at 10am Carrigallen Mass at 11.30am. Trocaire boxes. Please hand in Trocaire boxes at Easter weekend.
HOSPITALISED: Wishing a speedy recovery to Walter Dunlop Michael Reilly Mary Morrow Maureen Williams, all Carrigallen who have been hospitalised.