Carrigallen

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: First Holy Communion in Saint Marys Church Carrigallen. There were eleven children for first Holy Communion on Saturday morning last in Saint Mary’s Church Carrigallen. The ladies committee had the inside of the church decorated beautifully and the young boys had the outside done up with the traditional colourful bunting and the weather doing the decent thing, the ceremony performed by Very Rev Denis Murray PP was very enjoyable for the large attendance which included the teachers who had prepared the children for the sacrament and older children who produced an excellent choir. Following the ceremony with the photos taken with care most of the congregation made their way to have refreshments at the school provided by the parents association before going on to celebrate in their own private way. Fr Murray PP congratulated all the children on making their First Holy Communion their parents and teacher Mrs Greene who prepared all the children and last but not least the ladies committee who worked so hard to make the church looking so good and the young lads at erecting the lovely colourful bunting outside and around the church. Well done all. The Holy Communicants were Karolis Miknevicius , Chloe Donohoe, Kijan Mimna, Dylan O’Connell, Kamile Prasaraite, Kevin Doherty, Yana Lietauniece, Andrew Fitzpatrick, Aoife Kottemann, Aodan Harte & James Peter Quinn. The children were in charge of their teacher Mrs Bernadette Greene.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: First Holy Communion in Saint Marys Church Carrigallen. There were eleven children for first Holy Communion on Saturday morning last in Saint Mary’s Church Carrigallen. The ladies committee had the inside of the church decorated beautifully and the young boys had the outside done up with the traditional colourful bunting and the weather doing the decent thing, the ceremony performed by Very Rev Denis Murray PP was very enjoyable for the large attendance which included the teachers who had prepared the children for the sacrament and older children who produced an excellent choir. Following the ceremony with the photos taken with care most of the congregation made their way to have refreshments at the school provided by the parents association before going on to celebrate in their own private way. Fr Murray PP congratulated all the children on making their First Holy Communion their parents and teacher Mrs Greene who prepared all the children and last but not least the ladies committee who worked so hard to make the church looking so good and the young lads at erecting the lovely colourful bunting outside and around the church. Well done all. The Holy Communicants were Karolis Miknevicius , Chloe Donohoe, Kijan Mimna, Dylan O’Connell, Kamile Prasaraite, Kevin Doherty, Yana Lietauniece, Andrew Fitzpatrick, Aoife Kottemann, Aodan Harte & James Peter Quinn. The children were in charge of their teacher Mrs Bernadette Greene.

CORN MILL THEATRE:Upcoming events in Corn Mill Theatre Big Guerilla in association with Canal Studios presents Stalemate by Seamus O’Rourke on Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2. Rookie criminals Mary Donlon and Marcus Sheridan hold the docile barman Paddy English at gunpoint. It’s four in the morning and the pub is full of money. What could go wrong ? Surely John Francis Milton stopping to collect slops for his greyhound ‘Biscuit’ won’t alter the plans but no robber wants to hear those words...’Do I know you from somewhere”. Cast Seamus O’Rourke, Jamie McClean, Fiona Fitzpatrick and Tommy Sharkey. Due to popular demand an extra night of Get Rhythm – A tribute to Johnny Cash has been added for Sunday June 16. Doors open 8pm. Show starts 8.30pm. Booking (049) 4339612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com.

MAKE A WISH: A fundraiser is being held in Mitchells Bar Carrigallen on Saturday June 1, 2013 to raise funds for Make A Wish. Tickets cost 15 euro and for this you get a delicious buffet meal in the restaurant followed by music in the bar by Evening Star. A fun evening is guaranteed. There are currently two hundred and fifty children waiting on a wish in Ireland and sadly they don’t all have the time to wait so please spread the word. For every ticket we sell 10 euro will be donated to help make these wishes come true. Tickets on sale in Mitchell’s Bar or contact nicholaoconnell@eircom.net. If you cannot attend but would like to sponsor M-A-W go to www.mycharity.ie and enter Carrigallen ladies. Thanks for your support.

AUTISM IN LEITRIM: This unique one off event, The All Ireland table quiz in aid of Autism in Leitrim will be held on Friday May 31, 2013 at 9pm in Jackie’s the Lakeland Bar, Ballinamore. Does Leitrim have the table quiz champions ? Overall prize is table of eight at the Dubai Duty Free Ball in the K Club. Prizes on the night. If you have any old/broken mobile phones please bring them along on the night. For more information or donations contact autismleitrim@gmail.com.

DEATH: Death of Mr Brendan Donohue. There was widespread regret in the Carrigallen area and surrounding parishes at the news of the death of Mr Brendan Donohue late of Main Sreet Carrigallen which has occurred in Manchester England. Son of the late Michael and Evelyn Donohue who were well known publicans for a long number of years, on the late Michael’s death the business was carried on by another son Eamonn and his wife late Mary. Brendan received his early education at Carrigallen NS and Saint Pat’s College Cavan in the early 40s, left Ireland and went to Manchester in the early 50s took up an appointment with Prudential Insurance Co for 20 years. Then purchased and ran a grocery and off licence for 18 years. Sympathy is extended to his heartbroken wife Kitty , daughters Pauline & Evelyn two sons in law 5 grandchildren, brother Eamonn sister Kathleen Donohoe Murphy bro in laws and a large family circle. He was laid to rest following requiem mass in adjoining cemetery. Very Rev D Murray PP officiated.

ACTIVE AGE: Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age continues to be very ‘active’ ! We have recently completed our 10 week yoga course— a big thank you to Julie Smith our instructor. All of us who attended the course are feeling the benefit both physically and mentally. Maintaining all that physical activity we are planning a visit to the 10 pin bowling ally in Longford later this month and a short time ago 22 of our members got great pleasure from a night out at ‘the dogs’ in Mullingar. Not too much physical activity for us there but some of us had a profitable night out and we all enjoyed the dinner ! Planning is well ahead for some day trips and suggestions for our 3 day break later on this summer are under discussion – Maura O’Rourke our new secretary has it all well in hand !