Movember was a huge success with thousands of euro raised. The event saw local Councillor Paddy O’Rourke (who topped the poll) with six-hundred and thirty euro in sponsorship. Full marks to Terry Williams, Mick Fitzpatrick, Anthony Brennan and Oral Blessing, along with the hair dressers and barber who had the task of removing the beards and moustaches which were grown over the last thirty days of November. Thanks to Mitchell’s for the excellent hospitality and above all thanks to you the public for your generosity. Also, on the night of 15 November some of Carrigallen’s most eminent citizens went under the razor and had their faces shorn in a dramatic Shave-in at the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel. The participants collected over €10,000. The charity concerned was ‘Men Only for Prostate Cancer’. Taking part were Tom Humphreys, Mervyn Richardson and his son, Keith Richardson, Eamonn O’Malley & Christy Coyne.

Social Dancing

Social dancing will be held next Saturday night, 6 December in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by Country Style. All are welcome!

G.F.C. Lotto
The draw was held on Saturday, 29 November 2014 and the numbers drawn on the night were 4, 11, 15, and 31. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were Andrew McManus (14 Club), Kay Kilgannon, John O’Connell and Dympna Morrow (14 Club). Next week’s draw will be held in MJ’s Bar on 6 December when the Jackpot will be €3,000. Those in charge of the draw will be Declan Donohoe, John O’Neill and Kevin O’Rourke.

Santa Claus

Santa Claus is coming to town on Sunday, 14 December, at 2pm in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel. €5 per child, please contact Pauline on 0874107182 with name and age of child, before the closing date 8 December.

Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking

Big Guerilla Productions present Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking, written by and starring Seamus O’Rourke on Thursday 4 & Friday 5 December 2014 in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen. Doors open at 8pm and shows starts at 8:30pm. Directed by Charles McGuinness. Booking: (049) 4339612 or (086) 8765377 between 10am and 4pm.

Senior Citizens Party

Carrigallen/Drumeela/Drumreilly annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party will be held in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel on Sunday, 7 December. Music will be supplied by Michael Moran and Country Roads plus local artists. Invitation cards are now being sent out and should any of you have missed out on getting an invite through the post, please come along on the day. A draw will be held on the day in order to raise much needed funds. Cards on sale in local shops and will also be on sale on the day. Lines €2.00 each or three for €5.00. 1st prize – Watercolour painting by Freda O’Keeffe; 2nd prize –Christmas Hamper; 3rd prize – Bottle of Whiskey. Looking forward to meeting everybody on the day!

Christmas Cracker!

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; There will be a lot stirring in the Hunt Hall, Castle Street, Mohill on Sunday evening 7 December when the Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir takes to the stage for their Christmas Show ‘Sleigh Bells Ring’ which starts at 8:00pm sharp! Come along, take your mind of the everyday worries and kick start this Christmas in Mohill Town. A great evening of song and music along with a visit from Santa himself! Beneficiaries: St. Mary’s Parish Mohill and Mohill Family Support Centre.

Outreach Service

The Mohill Family Support Centre’s Outreach Service will be available in Carrigallen’s Primary Care Centre every Tuesday from 10:00am to 12:30pm.

Items of News

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