DEATH: There was widespread regret upon hearing of the passing of Charlie McGirl Camber Aughavas or “the man with the horses to those less familiar”. Being of a determined nature Charlie battled on despite very poor health in recent years when a lesser man might have given up. A lover of all things traditional Charlie was a republican of unswerving loyalty. A performer of traditional music where he played the bodhran in his band “Charlie and the boys” entertaining at many worthy fund raisers and often in the bars here in Carrigallen “wren night” or St Stephens Day was the highlight of his musical year and was quick to proclaim his disapproval of an RTE presenter who referred to it as “boxing day” on one occasion. Cattle breeding again saw him stick with the traditional Herefords where he achieved considerable success claiming prizes at many local shows gardening and growing of oats. Another area he excelled in but it was the horse he shared most of his working life with breeding them training them, riding them and even taking part in the odd impromptu race across a few fields following a hard day between the handles of the plough and on some occasions providing transport for a variety of passengers ranging from Santa at Xmass parties to the odd bride anxious to make it to the church on time and so it was fitting that a beautiful horse drawn hearse was sued to bear his remains to the cemetery in Aughavas following what was a very well attended funeral mass which in itself was a celebration of a life well led. Sympathy to his wife,sons, daughter in laws , grandchildren and relatives, brothers Pat and Margaret USA brother Leo, wife and family Dublin. RIP.
PRETTY WEDDING IN SAINT MARYS CHURCH CARRIGALLEN: The wedding took place in Saint Marys Church Carrigallen of Mr Rory MacMahon, son of Gerry and Ann MacMahon and Miss Grace Morgan ,daughter of Pat and Marian Morgan. Best man Brendan MacMahon, groomsman Barry McArdle, bridesmaids Stephanie Morgan & Vicki Butler, flower girl Olivia MacMahon, Page boy Luke MacMahon,ushers Gary Morgan,Clan MacMahon & Michael Broderick. Liturgy of the word Danielle MacMahon & Niall Butler. Responsorial psalm Stephanie Morgan. Offertory procession Marian Morgan and Ann MacMahon. The nuptial Mass and papal Blessing was performed by Very Larry Duffy PP friend of the Morgan family. The wedding music Dearbhla Nixon , Nadia Markey and Terry Conlon. The reception was later held in Lough Rynn Hotel. It was a lovely thought of the bride Grace to have her wedding in St Marys Carrigallen, the church where her mother was married formerly Marian Farrelly Gortermone Carrigallen . Wishing the happy couple many years of wedded bliss.
CORN MILL THEATRE: The Screen Room at the Corn Mill Theatre Carrigallen Movie Night for the Active Age members will be held on Tuesday 4th December 2012 at 7.30pm.Showing on the large screen “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” , humorous but poignant story of British retires seeking adventure in beautiful India. Admission 7 euro includes Movie Popcorn cheese board, tea, coffee, feel free to bring your own wine. Book your Christmass movie night. An enjoyable and economical fun evening with workmates, friends etc. Bring your own wine for details. Contact 087 7550199/ 087 1252213 or facebook the screen room Carrigallen.
LEITRIMN GUARDIAN 2013: Launch of Leitrim Guardian 2013 in Carrigallen. The launch of 2013 Leitrim Guardian takes place in the Kilbracken Arms Hotel Carrigallen on Friday night 30th November at 8.30pm.Colin Griffin and Laura Reynolds joint Olympians are this year’s worthy winners of the Leitrim Guardian Person of the Year award. A large crowd is expected at the launch and tickets are still available from the following committee members Hubert McMorrow, Glenfarne 087 6771375, Rosaleen Kielty Drumshanbo 086 3874800, Mary Curran Ballinamore 086 2324885, Ann Murray Carrigallen 086 8966973, Fr John Sexton 071 9164131 and Jo Holmwood 086 3067623.
DONEGAL CONNECTION: Donegal All Ireland winning half back connection with Carrigallen. Frank McGlynn who played a major role at half back of helping Donegal to win their second All Ireland this year has connections with Carrigallen. His late uncle Frank McGlynn a well known school teacher in the parish for almost 40 years teaching in 3 schools in the parish while his aunt late Mrs Sadie McGlynn Maguire also well known having taught in 4 schools in the parish. His late uncles wife Mrs Elizabeth McGlynn who resides in Clooncorick with her nephew Seamus. The star footballer has made many visits to Carrigallen and on one of his future visits it would be nice if he took the Sam Maguire Cup both would receive a great welcome in Carrigallen.