MARGARET OF NEW ORLEANS: Margaret of New Orleans cottage ,Tully,Carrigallen will be open to the public in the months of July and August every Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 5pm commencing on Saturday July 7,2012. Each Weekend a guest craft worker will be in residence demonstrating their crafts.
SAND PARK: The Sand Park , a new play written and performed by Seamus O’Rourke will get its premiere at the Corn Mill Theatre Carrigallen Co Leitrim in July 2012. This new production from the writer of Victor’s Dung,Dig ,Down & the Trappe family will gets its premiere in the Corn Mill Theatre on Friday July 20 2012. Admission is optional as all proceeds on the night will go to a local charity. The Sand Park is the sometimes hilarious account of how James Anthony Lowery , a man in his mid fifties came to terms with the death of his son, fifteen years ago and now more recently ,his wife Rose. Its a play about rural Irish life and the way we cope with the inevitable,its a play about how life and death and humour and love and sadness all live in the same house together....and then a strange thing happens... Booking at 049 4339612 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Doors open at 8pm and show starts at 8.30pm.
BELINDA MCKEON: Leitrim County library as part of its participation in Dialogues through literature is hosting a visit by Longford author and upcoming young writer Belinda McKeon on Tuesday 17 July 2012 at 7.45pm in Balliamore library. Belinda will do a reading and talk on her recently published debut novel titled ‘Solace’ (Irish book of the year 2011). Remember to keep this date free in your diary ! Everyone is welcome and admission is free.
CASE DISMISSED: Are Ye Right there Michael ‘ otherwise known as ‘The West Clare Railway’ is a song by Percy French parodying the state of the West Clare Railway’ system in rural County Clare. Because of a slow train and the decision of the driver to stop for no apparent reason while en route,French though having left Sligo in the early morning arrived so late for an 8pm recital ,which he was due to give that the audience had left. The ballad caused considerable embarrassment for the rail company who were mocked in music halls throughout Ireland and Britain because of the song. It led to an unsuccessful libel action against French. It is said that French arrived late for the libel hearing at the court and when questioned by the judge on his lateness ,he responded ”your honour I travelled by the West Clare Railway’,resulting in the case being thrown out. This song will be one of many performed at the official launch of the ‘County Leitrim Percy French Society on Friday 20 July at 8pm sharp in the Hunt Hall (opposite the library) Castle Street Mohill. Come along and enjoy.
WATER SAFETY: Swimming and life saving lessons Sat Gulladoo lake Carrigallen from July 16th – 27th for children and adults. Enrolment at lake at 9.30am July 16. For more information please contact Gretta O’Neill or Sheila Mollahan tel 049 4339738 or 049 4339619.
CHANGE OF MASS TIMES: For Sunday 15th July Saint Mary’s Carrigallen 10am. Saint Marys Drumreilly 11.15am.
CHARITY FUNCTION: Benefit dance for the family of the late Dermot Harte will be held in the Kilbracken Arms Hotel on Friday 20th July. Those wishing to make a contribution can contact Noel Lee at 086 3194380,Des Connell 086 3204838 or Paddy O’Rourke at 087 2930415.
LEIRIM MAYO WEDDING: The wedding took place in the Church of the Assumption Ardagh Crossmolina Co Mayo of Mr Mark Kerrigan son of Matt and Joan Kerrigan,Beaghmore Carrigallen was joined in matrimony to Ann Marie McAndrew daughter of Mr & Mrs Pat McAndrew,Ardagh Crossmolina Co Mayo. Peter Masterson acted as bestman,groomsman James Maguire, Brian Murray. The bridessmaids were Mary McAndrew (sister) Teresa Harreson and Sharon Kerrigan. The bride was given away by her father Mr Pat McAndrew, page boy Patrick Kerrigan flower girl was Bethan Twohy. The ceremony with nuptial mass and papal blessing was performed by Very Rev Jack Munnelly PP Ardagh. The reception was later held at the Diamond Coast Hotel Enniscrone Co Sligo where over 200 guests enjoyed entertainment by Night Fever. Wishinng Mark and Ann Marie every health and happiness in their new home in Drumderglin Carrigallen.
ACTIIVE AGE: Carrigallen and Drumeela Active have recently organised a day trip to Dublin to attend the Bloom Garden Festival in Pheonix Park. Inspite of the rain everyone enjoyed seeing the beautiful show gardens and the various displays and stands both in and around the Grand Pavilion - a real day to remember full of ideas to transform our own gardens in time for the summer. Some of us took the opportunity to catch up with what was going on in the Victorian Walled Garden within Phoenix Park and marvelled at the quality and variety of the vegetables and herbs growing there. Not a weed in site and no sign of the dreaded slugs and snails (or slug pellets!) that are plaquing our fruit and vegetables back in Carrigallen, how do they do that ? The day ended with a stop at the Lucan Spa Hotel for dinner on the way home a lovely way to end a really enjoyable day. A visit to the Organic Centre at Rossinver is next on our list.