DEATH: Death of Mrs Maureen Williams: There is widespread regret in the Carrigallen parish and surrounding ones at the death of Mrs Maureen Williams Clooncorick Carrigallen which has occurred at the Mons John Young’s Nursing Home. Carrick on Shannon following a lingering illness. Maureen was a member of a very poplar Kiernan family Kilbracken and came to reside in Clooncorick on her marriage to Larry Williams where she assisted him in the running of his business.
In addition she took an active part in the running of a number of local organisations. Maureen was a member of the local GAA club organising functions, GAA question time,taking part in many of the club quizzes in which she was so brilliant. She was also a member of the Carrigallen ICA where her advice and expertise was much appreciated. She was also a member of the Carrigallen Anglers club and festival committee. Maureen was very popular with all classes and creeds ,always ready to lend a helping hand in everything that was for the betterment of the parish. All this came to a sudden end for her when she was struck down with prolonged bout of serious illness which she bore with great fortitude and dignity. May her gentle soul RIP. Sympathy is extended to her husband Larry Clooncorrick Carrigallen,brothers Peter Corlespratten Arva, Johnny Kilbracken Carrigallen, sisters Mrs Margaret Gormley ,Boston USA,Mrs Monica Phillips Conn USA,Mrs Philomena Gormley Pulladoey Longford; Mrs Rose Ellen Duffy Errew Carrigallen Miss Bridget Kiernan London. Also a number of nephews and nieces,sisters in law & brothers in law and a large circle of friends. The removal of remains and funeral following requiem mass was very large and representative. The Mass was celebrated by Rev Ultan McGoohan CC Cavan and assisted by Very Rev Kevin Gormley both friends of the family & Rev D Murray PP. Burial took place in adjoining cemetery.
TIDY TOWNS: The Town has taken on a most beautiful look for 2012. Carrigallen has been making improvements in the town for the last number of years and has been increasing their markings in the Tidy Towns competition. Main street and Church street has a most beautiful array of flowers in windows , hanging baskets and along the footpaths and litter has been kept in check despite the shortage of litter bins around the town. Nearly everyone is putting an effort to make the town look well. There is an old building on Chapel Road which could do with improving. Walls and doors need painting and mending. It would not cost the town a fortune for to have this put right and what a difference it would make to Chapel Road and boost our markings in the Tidy Town competition.
EXHIBTION IN CARRIGALLLEN LIBRARY: Due to popular demand the photographic exhibition of ‘Carrigallen now and then’ by Julie Williams will run for an extra week until 22 August 2012 in Carrigalllen library. Opening hours Monday 1.45pm to 4.15pm and 4.30pm to 8pm; Wednesday 10.45pm to 2.45pm and 3pm to 5pm ‘Saturday 10am to 1pm.Phone 049 433 9188.
MICHELLE AND LYNDON: Congratulations to Michelle Flynn ,daughter of Margaret and Mickey Flynn Killahurk Carrigallen and Lyndon McHugh son of Audrey and Harry McHugh Oak Hill Derrylane Arva Co Cavan who were married in St Mays Church Carrigallen on Saturday 21 July 2012. Maid of honour was Fiona Dinneny and the bridesmaids were Fiona O’Reilly and Catherine Dolan. Best man was Cyril Humphreys and the groomsmen were Richard Kells and Seamus Gallagher. Celebrants were Fr Ultan McGoohan and Rev Laurence Graham. Church music was provided by Therese and Deirdre McCartin. Afterwards the happy couple along with their families and friends made their way to the wedding in Kilronan Castle. Wishing Michelle and Lyndon a long life of health and happiness.
CARRIGALLEN AND DRUMEELA ACTIVE AGE: Carrigallen and Drumeela Active age went on another of their famous outings last month - this time to the Organic Centre in Rossinver; Parks Castle on the shores of Loch Gill and the Glenview Museum just outside Ballinamore. The three venues all had something for evryone – we benefited from information about the best way to get the most out of your gardens,including fruit flowers and vegetables. This was followed by a tour of historic Parks Castle and the stories of the lives of just some of those who have lived and worked here since the 17th century. The day finished not far from home at Glenview Museum with an enthusiastic tour of the Museum- did you know there are many artifacts housed there that have been sourced or donated locally ? Our tour was followed by a delicious dinner in the restaurant – booking is essential. Our day and the journey, emphasised just how beautiful County Leitrim is. Stunning scenery, a warm welcome everywhre we went - and the weather was kind to us too. ‘Lovely Leitrim’ at its very best.
BINGO:Bingo continues in Carrigalen Community Centre on Sunday night next 26th August at 9pm with many great prizes to be won.