Carrigallen

CRAFTY LADIES: Crafty Ladies Carrigallen – Gathering Stitches. As part of www.gatheringireland.com (details on website and facebook@gathering stitches ) we are inviting people worldwide to make a patchwork square of their story/link to Ireland/Leitrim/Carrigallen which they can post to us or come to Carrigallen on Sunday 16 June 2013 for the launch, compile their stories, craic and entertainment. If you know any individuals or groups who might be interested please let us know (email : craftyladiescarrigallen@gmail.com).

CRAFTY LADIES: Crafty Ladies Carrigallen – Gathering Stitches. As part of www.gatheringireland.com (details on website and facebook@gathering stitches ) we are inviting people worldwide to make a patchwork square of their story/link to Ireland/Leitrim/Carrigallen which they can post to us or come to Carrigallen on Sunday 16 June 2013 for the launch, compile their stories, craic and entertainment. If you know any individuals or groups who might be interested please let us know (email : craftyladiescarrigallen@gmail.com).

BREAK A LEG !: Wishing the member of the Corn Mill Theatre Group, director Sean McIntyre, cast Stephen Gray, Charles McGuinness, Raymond Hackett and Ronan Ward, stage crew Paul McIntyre, Damien Reilly and Killian McGuinness; sound Daniel Mimna and Eamonn Daly; lighting Philip McIntyre and Edel McIntyre; make up Una Ward all the best as they begin their journey on the festival circuit. They started off in Kiltyclogher last night, tonight Wednesday they will be performing in Tubbercurry, Ballinamore 7 March; Ballyshannon 12 March; Shercock 16 March; Cavan 19 March and Carrickmore 21 March.

CORN MILL THEATRE: Upcoming events in Corn Mill Theatre. On Friday 15 March Sanctuary Players Tarmonbarry present Highest House on the Mountain a play written by John B Keane. This play explores the strained family relations when a son returns from England on a visit bringing his new bride with him. Then on Sunday 17 March & Monday 18 March (in aid of St Joseph’s football club) Moth Productions present For Club and County written and directed by Seamus O’Rourke. Now just because Arthur Polanski is the spit of Ritchie Brown, Tanaree’s dual football and hurling star. And just because Arthur Polanski played in goal for the Polish international under 21 soccer team. And just because Ritchie Browne is after doing in his knee while dipping sheep two weeks before the final. And just because Arthur Polanski is not a member of the county,let alone the Tanaree GAA Club. Doesn’t mean Arthur Polanski can’t play in the final. All we need to do is turn him into Ritchie Brown. And we don’t need him to talk English. We just need him to talk GAA ! Kileshandra Arts and Drama Group present Smoke and Mirrors written and directed by Carol-Ann Farrelly on Friday 22, Saturday 23, Sunday 24 & Monday 25 Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 March and Monday 1 April. Doors open at 8pm and all performances start at 8.30pm. Booking for all performances 049 4339612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: A Benefit function in memory of the late Michael Kenny will be held in Kilbracken Arms Hotel Carrigallen on Saturday 16 March 2013. Music by Evening Star. Doors open at 9pm.

NATIONAL PRO-LIFE ROSARY RALLY: Is taking place outside the Dail in Dublin on Saturday 23rd March. It will be a chance to ask and thank God that abortions will be kept out of Ireland and will also be a great day out. For details of transport from Cloone and Aughavas 087 7819586/ 086 87750336.

SAINT JOSEPH’S LADIES AWARD: Congratulations to Yeonette O’Rourke who was honoured as Connacht Tesco Home Grown Club Person of the year in Croke Park on February. These awards recognise the dedication and enthusiasm of GAA volunteers to their clubs throughout the country. Yeonette has worked tirelessly for the development of our club and also within Leitrim underage structure and we are delighted that her efforts have been recognised.

DRY SPELL COMES TO AN END: The very dry and hard spell of weather came to an end early this week. Motorists are asked to drive with care after this long spell roads can be tricky. Drivers are asked to be on the look out for oil spillages and bad pot holes must be avoided. A lady in Monaghan who had hit one did a lot of damage to car sued the county council for damages. Her case was thrown out of court.

PAIDI O’SHEA TOURNEMENT: Our senior team travelled to Kerry to take part in the Paidi O’Shea Gaelic football tournament. This was a great honour . We were invited personally by the late Paidi O’Shea and were the first Leitrim team to take part in this tournament. The girls fought hard to reach the final and were unlucky to lose by one point at the end. Teams travelled from all over the world to take part and it was great to see some familiar Leitrim faces within the Edinburough and London teams.

CONFIRMATION: Confirmation in St Marys Carrigallen. Next Friday evening 15 March at 6pm Dr Leo O’Reilly, Bishop of Kilmore will administer the sacrament of confirmation to the children of 6th class in schools. We welcome the children and their parents and also his Lordship Bishop Leo. Everyone is welcome there is plenty of space.