Leitrim Ploughing - The Leitrim county ploughing championship held on the lands of Mr Fergal Reilly, Tully Carrigallen was a great success. The lands were in beautiful shape due to the three weeks free of rain and the summer like conditions left the event much easier for the large amount of tractors and horse ploughers that were taking part, many of whom travelled long journeys. County Down Monaghan Mayo Roscommon Longford Meath Westmeath and Cavan and a large number of loy diggers also showed their skills. A word of thanks to the hard working committee who did a great job to have everything running so smoothly including the large flow of traffic.
The wedding took place in Saint Patricks Church Portaferry Co Down of Mr Kevin and Joan Lunney KillahurkCarrigallen and Miss Stephanie Orr daughter of Mr and Mrs A Orr Portaferry Co Down. Best man Gareth Melia. Groomsmen Dermot Morahan & Alan Kealy. Bridesmaids Paul Catherine and Claire White. The bride was given away by her father. The ceremony with nuptial Mass and papal blessing was performed by Rev Brian Darcy CP ,the Grann Enniskillen uncle of the groom. The reception was later held in Slieve Donard Hotel Newcastle County Down.
His Lordship Most Rev Dr Leo O’Reilly Bishop of Kilmore will confer the fullness of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation to sixth class pupils of Carrigallen Drumeela and Drumreilly National Schools on Friday evening next 6th May 2011 at 6pm. Everybody welcome. It would be in keeping if all business houses and private houses would have flags hanging from them for to welcome his lordship and to have the town free of litter.
A coffee / tea morning will be held at the home of Alfie and Ann Harte on Thursday 5th May from 11am to 4pm. Proceeds to Alzheimers Society. Venue is 10 Cois Locha Carrigallen
Congratulations to Vanessa Dolan who won a silver medal in the world Irish Dancing Championships last week . Vannesa qualified and participated as an individual and as part of the dance drama group of the Ard Rialla School of Dancing which based in Belturbet Co Cavan. This years championship were hosted at the City West Hotel Complex in Dublin at which more than 20 counties were represented. Vanessa has been dancing since she was three years old and has competed at feiseanna in Ireland England Scotland and America over the years. The Dance Drama took place on Friday to a capacity crowd and her schools performance based on the story of Dagola Godess of death” earned them a coveted trophy and silver medals. This was marvelous achievement against stiff competition from Ireland England and the USA . Well done to Vannessa who has performed locally over the years and has worked very hard to secure this success. Our own Corn Mill Theatre was very generous in providing the stage props to the Ard Rialla school. Well done again Vanessa and all involved. Vanessa is daughter of Con and Bernie Dolan Calloughs Carrigallen.