FLEADH CHEOIL: All roads lead to County Leitrim Fleadh Cheoil. The Leitrim Fleadh Cheoil takes place in Drumshanbo this weekend Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th April. The organisers of the Fleadh (Leitrim CCE) would like to remind participants that the traditonal music competitions for under 10 and dancing competitions for all groups will be held in the Mayflower Community Centre on Saturday 28th April.
The competitions in whistle fiddle button accordion for U10s will commence at 1.30pm and the dancing for all ages at 5pm. The traditional music competitions singing bands comhra gaeilge will be held in Drumshanbo vocational school on Sunday April 29th. The competitions will commence at 1.30pm for U12 ,12-15,15-18 and senior comhra gaeilge for U9, 11-13,15&17. It is a great opportunity for students to get in some practice for their Irish orals. Applications for the Leitrim Fleadh Cheoil can be downloaded from comhaltas website or by text to Maura Murphy 087 2992449. Postal applications should be sent to Maura Murphy Ballinaboy Leitrim PO Co Leitrim.
GOOD WIN: Carrigallen’s good win over Aughnasheelin. Carrigallen senior footballers were hosts to their Aughnasheelin counterparts on Friday evening last and had a very comfortable victory on a scoreline of Carrigallen 1-11 to Aughnasheelin 0-5.
Last performances: The Corn Mill Theatre Group present The Seafarer by Conor McPherson, directed by Sean McIntyre on Thursday 26th April, Tuesday 1st, Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd May 2012. The Group will take part in the All-Ireland Drama Finals on Saturday 5 May. Cast: Raymond Hackett, Brian O’Reilly, Ronan Ward, Stephen Gray & Killian McGuinness. It’s Christmas Eve and Sharky has returned to Dublin to look after his irascible, ageing brother who’s recently gone blind. Old drinking buddies Ivan. and Nicky are holed up at the house too, hoping to play some cards. But with the arrival of a stranger from the distant past, the stakes are raised ever higher. In fact, Sharky may be playing for his very soul. Doors open at 8:00pm and the Show start 8:30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher allocations: Parents and teachers at St Mary’s National School, Carrigallen are anxiously awaiting the result of an appeal to the Department of Education regarding teacher allocations for the next school year commencing September 2012. Under the new proposed allocation rules announced by the Minister Mr Ruairi Quinn, St Mary’s National School will lose a teacher from September. In this case a language teacher, which is of particular importance given the large number of pupils requiring language tuition. An appeal has been formally lodged with the Department some time ago with the Parent’s Association support. The appeal along with seeking the support of all the Oireachtas representatives in the constituency, lobby on behalf of our school on what is a very important issue which is going to impact on the school if there isn’t a rethink on behalf of the Department. The result of the appeal is due to be announced in late April and it is an anxious time for all concerned waiting to be told what the final decision will be. Let us hope that it will favour St Mary’s.
It’s a Girl: Congratulations to Nicola and Harold Wilson, Beaghmore, Carrigallen on the birth of their baby girl Amelia Lily recently, a sister for Sean, Harry and Charlie. Also, congratulations go to the proud grandparents Chris and John Mulligan, Beaghbeg, Carrigallen.
Titanic film: To mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the film Titanic will be showing at the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Saturday 28 April 2012.Doors open at 7:30, the film will be showing at 8:00pm, admission €6 to include tea, coffee and finger food. Come and join us, soak up the atmosphere, have a good cry (tissues provided!), Book your scat On Facebook (The Screen Room page).
Family Support: An Outreach Clinic to help individuals and families with information and services is being held in Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen, every Tuesday morning from 10:00am to 12:30pm. This is organized by the Mohill Family Support Centre. No need for an appointment, just drop in for a chat if you think that we might be able to help you, as we offer a wide range of supports. For more information please phone Sarah on 0866035977.
Teach Duchais: Art Classes ongoing each Monday night, 8:00 to 10:00pm, at Teach Duchais, Drumeela. Beginners and improvers welcome. For more information contact Martin Fullen on 087 2787139.