DEATH OF MR EDMUND PATTERSON: There is widespread regret not alone in the Carrigallen parish at the death of Mr Edmond Patterson, Drumbrick, Carrigallen which has occurred unexpectedly in Galway University Hospital recently. A very popular and hard working farmer in the parish, a great man for to have his own potatoes and vegetables. He was always on hand for to help his neighbours in need. He was a member of the Newtowngore Gun Club for many years. Less than a week before his illness he was made president of the Newtowngore Gun Club. A well known angler and he could be relied on to assist many visiting anglers and placed them in many good fishing spots as he knew all the good spots. He also had a great memory and could recall many good county matches and could recall scores and who scored them. Indeed the area is much the poorer at his passing RIP. Sympathy is extended to his sisters Dorothy Kildallon,Ballyconnell, Adeline Patterson & Patricia Maxwell England & Beatrice Wilson Killeshandra. At the removal of his remains to Killegar Church there was a large guard of honour by the Newtowngore Gun Club and his many friends from over a wide area were present to show their respects to a great gentleman. Rev Allison Galvin Killeshandra officiated.
DINNER DANCE: Carrigallen/Aughavas Saint Josephs Lady Footballers Dinner Dance. The above team Saint Josephs lady footballers had a very successful year in winning two major county Leitrim championships in 2012. This gave a big uplift to many young promising players for the future on the team. The club are holding their annual dinner dance in Lough Rynn House on Sat February 2nd 2013 at 7.30pm.Tickets are 35 euro available from Aoife O’Malley,Carrigallen and other members of the team. Please support and congratulate the teams on winning the two county championships. Well done girls. The Aughavas and Carrigallen GAA Club extends sympathy to the Charles family on the death of Eugene Geno Charles RIP.
IFTA AWARDS: Young Carrigallen actor nominated for five IFTA awards. Moone Boy the Boyle based Sky TV comedy series written by Chris O’Dowd and starring Carrigallen’s David Rawle has been nominated for an impressive five awards in the upcoming Irish film and television awards. This top show is based in the early 1990s had a successful first series and is preparing for the second series to be aired later this year. The show is competing against the likes of Mrs Brown’s Boys in the entertainment category. Chris O’Dowd himself has been nominated in the best supporting actor category as well as in the script writing category with co writer Nick Murphy Carrigallen David Rawle son of Felim and Bernie Rawle has been playing a blinder in the show and looks to have a very promising career in front of him. We wish him also every success in the future.
THANK YOU: The singers outside the Corn Mill Threatre during Ride On and a Matter of Practice performances would like to thank the casts and crews, writers and directors of both plays and the Corn Mill Theatre Company for allowing them to perform. A total of 1022.70 euro was collected and distributed evenly between St Vincent de Paul, Community Care and guide dogs for the blind. Special thanks to the local community and theatre goers for their generosity. The singers hope that the change from the carols to ballad and popular songs after Christmas didn’t upset too many of the patrons too late for carols in January but the three charities were very thankful.
UPCOMING EVENTS IN CORN MILL THEATRE: Big Guerilla Productions present Sand Park by Seamus O’Rourke on Wednesday 13 Thursday 14 and Friday 15 February 2013.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. It’s a play about rural Irish life and the way we cope with the inevitable, it’s 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. The Corn Mill Theatre Group present a comedy Brother of the Brush by Jimmy Murphy and directed by Sean McIntyre on Friday 22 Saturday 23 & Friday 28 and Friday 1 & Saturday 2 March 2013. Brothers of the Brush tells how house painters, patching over the cracks of an old house, misuse each other for their own advantage. In a world blighted by economic recession with workers losing faith in old ideologies, Brothers of the Brush demonstrates just how fragile allegiances are when personal interests are at stake. Booking at 04943 39612 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Doors open at 8pm and shows start at 8.30pm.
SOCIAL DANCING: Social dancing in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel Carrigallen every Tuesday night from 8.30pm to 10.30pm.
LECTURE ON KILLEGAR PAPERS: A lecture on Killegar papers will be held in Ballinamore library on Wednesday 30 January 2013 at 7.30pm sharp. The speaker will be Martin Morris archivist who worked on these papers. Admission to this lecture is free and all are welcome.
WORKSHOP: A workshop on reducing the risk of cancer through diet will take place at Ballyhugh Cultural Centre, Ballyconnell on Saturday 9 February at 12 noon. Contact 04995 26044 for more information.
BINGO: Next Sunday night 27 January 2013 will be the last night of the bingo in Carrigallen for this season. It will be held in Arva for the next six months. The bingo committee would like to thank everyone for your continued support for the past months and looking forward to seeing you all back in August.