BI-CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS: Margaret of New Orleans Bi-Centenary celebrations 1813-2013. This year in Ireland, the bi-centenary of Margaret of New Orleans will be celebrated, corresponding with the Gathering Ireland invitation to all of the Irish diaspora throughout the world being invited to return this year, likewise for us with Margaret and her New Orleans and worldwide followers of the Margaret Movement. On Saturday 15 June a grand event will be held in Tully, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim. We will keep you posted on this during the first half of the year. We have a site on the Gathering Ireland website and we invite everyone to check it out on the search button (just put in ‘Margaret of New Orleans’) at www.thegatheringireland.com.
CORN MILL THEATRE: Big Guerilla Productions present Sand Park by Seamus O’Rourke on Wednesday 13, Thursday 14 and Friday 15 February 2013. Booking at 04943 39612 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Doors open at 8pm and shows start at 8.30pm.
CONGRATULATIONS: The Leitrim GAA in New york will be holding their annual dinner dance at Gaelic Park casino on Saturday 9 February 2013. On the night Michael O’Rourke , Drumshangore, Carrigallen, uncle of Kevin and Seamus O’Rourke will receive the Joe McInerney award in recognition for his hard work and commitment to Leitrim GAA in New York. Michael played with Carrigallen Harps before he went to New York many years ago. Guest of honour will be Carmel McCartin who is an aunt of Siobhan and Carmel McCartin who will be receiving their 2013 senior championship medal on Saturday night next at the St Joseph’s dinner dance. Congratulations to Michael O’Rourke and Carmel McCartin for their commitment and hard work to the Leitrim GAA in New York.
LEITRIM YOUTH THEATRE COMPANY CARRIGALLEN: Due to demand LYTC Carrigallen have organised an extra session of drama on Monday evenings from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. There are some places still available, so to ensure a place please contact Becky Thomas at 086 3522476. The class is facilitated by Mary Blake and Becky Thomas.
JUNIOR SCOR 2013: Congratulations to Paula Kiernan who represented Carrigallen GAA Club and recently won the Leitrim Junior Scor solo singing competition and went on to represent Leitrim in Castlebar on Saturday 26 January. Well done to Paula and we wish her continued success in her music studies.
SOCIAL DANCING: Social dancing in the Kilbracken Arms Hotel, Carrigallen every Tuesday night from 8.30pm to 10.30pm.
FAMILY SUPPORT OUTREACH: An outreach clinic to help individuals and families with information and services is being held in Primary Care Centre Carrigallen every Tuesday morning from 10am to 12.30pm.This is organised 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 086 6035977.
CARRIGALLEN BOOTCAMP: Get fit tone up. 4 weeks fitness course with nutrition advice starting in Carrigallen Community Centre on Sat 9th Feb at 12.00 noon. Optional weigh in on first and last day. To book contact Michelle 087 9390980.
SAINT BRIGID: On of Ireland’s great saints Brigid. Friday last first of Feb is the feast day of one of Ireland’s great saints Saint Brigid. Many local Carrigallen people made the annual pilgrimage to her well at Ballinamore and take back containers of water from her well which is used at times of animal illness and at times of lightening storms. The old custom of making crosses is still carried on of making the saint’s crosses from the lovely green rushes. The parents and children of Drumeela carried out the custom last weekend and had them on sale on Sun 3rd Feb at the three churches after mass and the proceeds went in aid of sight savers, what a lovely thought and congratulations to all. Feast of the presentation and blessing of candles took place in the 3 churches Drumreilly on Sat evening at 8pm, Drumeela Sun at 10am, Carrigallen Sun 11.30am. Sun last was also the feast of Saint Blaise. The blessing took place after all masses in the parish. Very large congregations were present of children and adults .Very Rev D Murray PP Officiated.