TIDY TOWN: Carrigallen well prepared for 2011 tidy towns competition: Carrigallen has been improving their marking each year in the Tidy Towns competition and this year should be none different. All dwellings and shops in the town has certainly taken on a new look. Well painted and a great display of flowers all along the streets. Church St and main Street hanging baskets can be seen in abundance full of all kinds of flowers. All houses are also well painted .The Church of Ireland in Church also looks wonderful with its grounds well trimmed and Saint Mary’s Church chapel road and its grounds also the grotto and car park looks good. A word of thanks also goes to the children of the barley field in keeping their area free of litter and all in main street have also done a good job of work.
CARRIGALLEN BINGo: All roads lead to Carrigallen for its weekly Sunday night bingo. This has been the way since the first Sunday in Aug after a six months break with our good neighbours Arva who looked after it well. One of the longest running bingo in the country it was the brain child of former Carrigallen curate Very Rev Patsy Young late PP of Ballyconnell. In 1964 the parish was in a lot of debt and Fr Patsy was after coming as curate and a very young man got the bingo going which was very successful and other jobs had got to be done schools chapels priests houses. All was done in jig saw time an after 47 years the bingo is still going strong and after 8 o’clock to almost 9 the traffic in the town is like O’Connell bridge in Dublin. The prizes are tops 300 euro. On the second last page of the book there is 10000 euro to be won so why not come to Carrigallen on Sunday nights and take home some money.
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