MRS KATHLEEN SMITH (NEE GRAY): There is widespread regret in the Carrigallen parish and surrounding ones at the news of the death of Mrs Kathleen Smith nee Gray daughter of the late Tommy and Margaret Gray Errow Carrigallen which has occurred in Ealing London following a brief illness. She was in her early 60s, a member of a very popular local family who are held in high esteem throughout the parish. Kathleen received her early education in Drumbreannlis NS and Carrigallen Vocational School after working some years in Ireland she emigrated to England where later she was to meet her future husband Douglas Smith. The couple later married and made London their home and reared her daughter Katie. She was predeceased by her husband Douglas and brother Vincent. Sympathy is extended to her daughter Katie son in law Akeem,England brothers Seamus Tommy Eamon Carrigallen,sister Madge Scotland & Bernadette Drumreilly,nephews niecs sisters in law and a large family circle. Requiem Mass and funeral in St Peter and Pauls Church Ealing London was large and representative. Burial took place in adjoining cemetery.
SUCCESS: Carigallen footballers were hosts to their Glencar counterparts in the local park recently. Foundation for the Carrigallen victory was a commanding first half performance that saw the home side with a well deserved lead of 0-9 to 0-1 at the break. The North Leitrim side came more into the game in the second half but Carrigallen added 3 further points and were worthy winners on a scoreline of 0-12 to 1-2. The team were Stephen Smyth ,Niall Ward ,Alex McFarlane,Daniel Lyons,Barry Dolan, Liam O’Rourke,Eoin Doonan Kevin Davey 0-2, Aaron Beirne 0-1 Stephen Kenny Terrence Reynolds 0-1 Thomas Rokskis Padraig Doyle 0-2 Connor Doonan 0-4 David McLean 0-1 Subs Darran Reilly ,Peter O’Neill 0-1.
WOMENS GROUP: A very important womens group meeting this Sat night march 31st in Charley Farrellys at 9pm. An Avon demonstration with Velma Hill & discussion about a trip to Belfast. Booking by payment of 25 euro to any committee member by sat 31st.
CARRIGALLEN FOOTBALLERS NARROW WIN: over their great rivals Aughavas. All roads led to Carrigallen football park on Saint Patricks Day when Carrigallen and Aughavas were playing in a Div 3 league match. Let it be league or championship there is always a good tight match between these great rivals and indeed the very large crowd were not disappointed. Both teams gave of their best and was played in a good sporting manner. One could truly say just a kick of a ball between them and this has been the way for a long number of years between those two sides. Carrigallen ran out narrow winners on a score line of 0-14 to Aughavas 1-10.
DAFFODIL DAY: All shops and stores in Carrigallen had an excellent supply of daffodils for sale for a very good cause on Friday last. It was the Daffodils Day 25th birthday. Money raised on Daffodil Day by thousands of volunteers all over Ireland go directly to providing free cancer information and nursing services. This includes the society’s free home based night nursing service to seriously ill cancer patients. Daffodil Day also helps fund the Irish cancer society’s flagship cancer information service including the national cancer helpline. Free phone 1800 200 700. In 2011 cancer specialist nurses on the helpline responded to 22120. This was an increase of over 900 enquiries from 2010.
LEITRIM YOUTH THEATRE COMPANY CARRIGALLEN: Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen junior group will be showcasing their work on Saturday 31st March in the Corn Mill Theatre Carrigallen. The youngsters have been working hard on their plays with Mary Blake and Becky Thomas and are eager to thread the famous boards of the Corn Mill Theatre. There are four short one acts being performed and the doors open at 8pm for an 8.30pm start. We look forward to welcoming you all to this evenings entertainment.
THANK YOU: The North West Simon Community would like to sincerely thank all those who assisted and supported our recent church gate collection. Total amount collected 311 euro. Money raised goes towards preventing homelessness in the North West region.
AGRICULTuRAL SCIENCE REVISION COURSE: Two days agricultural science revision course will be held on Monday 2 April and Tuesday 3 April 2012 from 10am – 4pm in Ballinamore area. Course revision notes will be provided and exam tips given from experienced teachers. Please call 086 1925895 or 087 9564411 for further details.
RESULT FROM BALLYSHANNON DRAMA FESTIVAL: Corn Mill Theatre group won Ballyshannon Drama Festival winning awards or best open play, blue ribbon, best set: Paul McIntyre, best director Sean McIntyre, best actor Raymond Hackett, Brian Reilly and Killian McGuinness were nominated for best actor award.
WOMENS AWARD: Next meeting of the group is on Saturday 31 March in Charley Farrellys at 9pm. An Avon demonstration will be given by Velma Hill. Those who wish to travel to Belfast on Saturday 21 April 2012 please confirm your booking by payment of 25 euro to any committee member by Saturday 31st March. Please note thirty places only available.
OIL PAINTING CLASSES: Oil painting classes will continue each Monday night in Teach Duchais Drumeela from 8pm to 10pm.Beginners and improvers are welcome. For further information contact Martin Fullen on 087 2787139.
CRAFTY LADIES: What’s that thing for ? Classes on sewing machine features and sewing skills. Also swap shop,buttons zips fabric trim needles wool thread. Would like to have full house. So come along only 3 euro coffee and home baked pie included. Follow on class restyle your wardrobe tips and advice