WEDDING BELLS: Wedding bells for Gerry and Rebecca. The wedding took place in Saint Columba’s Church Carrawallen Carrigallen on Saturday 12th August of Mr Gerry Kiernan son of the late Tom Eddie and Maureen Kiernan Kivey Carrigallen and Miss Rebecca Bowes,daughter of Cecil and Louise Bowes Carrawallen Carrigallen.
Best man Noel Kiernan and groomsmen were Tommy Kiernan,Jim Kiernan and Damien Kiernan. Matron of honour Jennifer Bowes.Bridesmaids were Vera Bowes,Susan Bowes O’Reilly and Nadyia Boyle, flower girl Claire Donohoe,page boy Liam & Justin O’Reilly. Readers Garda Peter Magarahan and Rose Fullen. The organist Daphne Harkness,Joey Hyland was in charge of the choir. The soloist Paula Kieran.Prayers by Kitty Kiernan Donohoe,Aisling Mulcahy and Hilary Egan.Ushers David Bowes & Padraig Donohoe. The bride was given away by her father Cecil Bowes. The ceremony was conducted by Rev Brendan McCarthy,Very Rev Denis Murray PP Carrigalen and Rev Peter McEntire cousin of groom and captain Richard Beadle. The reception was later held in the Slieve Russel Hotel Ballyconnell where 350 guests were present. After a beautiful meal the guests were treated to a wonderful evening’s dancing by the popular Evening Star and a late night disco by Sean Corrigan which left everyone happy. Wishing the happy couple every congratulations and a long life of happiness.
DEATH OF FORMER TEACHER: The death has occurred of Mrs Kitty Feeney of Ballinamore who was a teacher of home economics in Carrigallen Vocational School from 1968 to 1992. Kitty is fondly remembered by the hundreds of pupils she taught for her down to earth approach and for her friendly personality. In the days when there were no guidance counsellors Kitty fulfilled the role of mentor, advocate and carer advisor for the many students whos sought her advice. She regularly received letters from past pupils and replied to all of them. Kitty had a great sense of humour and was a very entertaining storyteller. In her younger days she acted with the Lifford Players while teaching in Strabane. Anecdotes of Kitty’s wit and repartee abound. One past pupil recalled an occasion when Kitty directed a question to her in class inviting her to suggest an ingredient she would use to enhance the flavour. The inattentive student who just heard the end of the question answered ‘parsley’ to which Kitty replied ‘when you make the cake with the parsley in it bring me in a slice’. Kitty loved style,had a great interest in antiques and art and she travelled to auctions all over the country. She greatly enjoyed drama,music and dancing and the songs of her native Galway were especially close to her heart. In 1979 Kitty and her family suffered a huge blow when her eldest son Joseph died suddenly at the age of 16. Her large network of friends from every county was a great support to her in the bleak months that followed. Her husband Ignatius died in 2009 and she is survived by her daughter Sheila sons Colm and Kevin and their families and by her brother Louis McLoughlin. She was laid to rest alongside Iggy and Joseph in Ahamlish cemetery,Sligo on Tuesday last and the sweet strains of Galway Bay provided a fitting serenade on her final journey. May she rest in peace.
LEAVING RESULTS: Carrigallen Vocational school principal delighted with Leaving Results. There were a lot of happy faces in Carrigalen Vocational School and principal Declan Conboy thanked the dedicated staff of the school for the work they did with the students,said we in Carigallen Voc school pride ourselves on the results achieved in the state examinations. I would like to take this opportunity for to wish all our past students the very best in their future educational carers and indeed in the wider world when they progress to look for employment. The following students received their learning from the school Vanessa Gallogly,Blaithin Donoghue Sabrina Earley, Michelle Dolan,Jason Corr, Ciaran Stanley Killian McManus Damian Lynch & Jordan Montgomery. Well done all and congratulations.
CARIGALLEN PROUD OF THEIR FILM STAR: Eleven year old David Rawle has been making a big name for himself as the newest film star in Ireland following the world premier of Chris O’Dowd’s Moone Boy comedy series in Boyle on Aug 11th.This talented young Carrigallen lad stood side by side with big name actors Chris O’Dowd,Johnny Vegas and Steve Coogan on the stage at the Premier. He also chatted away happily with the media at the round tables in Lough Key Forest park. However it was on screen that he showed his amazing acting skills and allowed us a glimpse of why he was chosen to play this massive role which will no doubt make him a household name all over Ireland and the UK shortly. The Boyle world premier of Moone Boy which is due to air on Sky in mid September was dream like, it had sunshine ,music games picics face painting , pop corn candy floss & entertainment as well as chuckles of laughter from young and old as the first two episodes of Moone Boy echoed round the former Rockingham estate. Praising the Carrigallen NS Pupil Chris said he blew us away with his naturalism, he is very bright and respectful person regardless of his age. He also said David was very hard working very professional always the most prepared person on set. This is astonishing praise from such a renowned actor for a kid who had never before professionally acted. Indeed the teachers and all his school friends in Carrigallen NS and Carrigallen people everywhere are very proud of this young man who is going places. Well done David who is son of Felim and Bernie Rawle Carrigallen.
CASLEMANOR PLAYERS PRESENT: Sharon’s grave by J B Keane. Directed by Fr Patsy Young Wed 12th Sept 2012 in Corn Mill Theatre Carrigallen. Bookinng (049) 4339612,Fr Patsy is assured of a big welcome to Carrigallen.
GOOD WIN: Carrigallen footballers good win over Sean O’Heslins. Carrigallen senior footballers maintained their championship status for next year with a deserved and hard earned victory over Sean O’Heslins in Cloone on Saturday evening last. Both teams started nervously and it took 15 minutes for the pattern to emerge in the game.The crucial score of the first half came 10 minutes before the break when Benny O’Rourke crept in behind the defence and showed his great experience as he slotted the ball past the Ballinamore goalkeeper. The start of the second half was even and we gained the upper hand with some good scores to open up a 5 point lead. Sean O’Heslins fought their way back to within two points until Benny saw the danger and added 2 points and a pointfrom Sean McCabe and a long range free from Enda Lyons sealed victory by 1- 12 to 0-10 for Sean’s. Congratulations to all the teams & subs also trainer Brian Doyle & Selectors . Congrats also to our minors who had a two points win over Melvin Gaels in Kinlough.
WEDDING BELLS: Wedding bells for Michael & Denise . The wedding took place in Saint Michaels Church Potahee of Michael Kellegher son of Mr Michael and Christina Kellegher ,Drumhaldry and Denise Corr daughter of the late Sean and Una Corr Loughduff county Cavan on Thursday 2nd August 2012. Best man was Kieran Kelleher brother of the groom. Chief bridesmaid was Maureen Nolan sister of the bride. Junior bridesmaids were Emma and Ciara Nolan. The ceremony with nuptial mass and papal blessing was performed by Very Rev Frank Kelleher PP Castlerahan Ballyjamesduff assisted by Very Rev Sean McDermott PP Ballintemple and Very Rev Denis Murray PP Carigallen. The reception was later held in Cabra castle Kingscourt where the entertainment was provided by the conquerors . The honeymoon is being spent in the Maldives. Wishing Michael and Denise every blessing in their married life together.
LINE DANCE CLASSES: Classes resume in the Breffni Arms Hotel Arva on Thursday September 13th. Beginners at 8.30pm. Advanced at 9.30pm. Line dance routines are taught using simple steps to country music no partners required & suitable for all age groups. Line dancing is a great way to keep fit in an enjoyable atmosphere.