Get well wishes

Get well wishes

The people of Carrigallen send their good wishes to John Joe Rudden who is currently in hospital.

The Loves of Cass McGuire

Castlemanor Players present The Loves of Cass McGuire written by Brian Friel and directed by Fr. Patsy Young on Friday 30 August & Saturday 31 August 2013.  For more than fifty years Cass McGuire has worked a block from Skid Row, among deadbeats and washouts - people who live in the past. This play deals with her return to Ireland and her genteel family’s rejection of her. It follows her lonely struggle to re-discover the home she’s dreamt of all her life and her eventual surrender to the makebelieve of Eden House.
Doors open at 8:00pm and Show starts at 8:30pm. Booking: (049) 4339612 or (086) 8765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm or


Carrigallen Tug-of-War teams are having a big reunion on Saturday 14 September 2013 in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel at 9:00pm.  Members from both the female and male teams are invited to attend.  Food served and there will be music on the night.  Everybody welcome!


Just a reminder that Gorby’s Newtowngore is the place to be on Friday 23 August 2013 at 9:00pm, for a fun night with long lost friends.  Special guests on the night. Light refreshments will be served.  All are welcome!  Contact 0876459962 for more details.

Gathering Stitches

Carrigallen Crafty Ladies are running a year long event as part of The Gathering 2013. For online information check out This is a fun, creative and exciting project called Gathering Stitches and we want all of you readers to be part of it. The idea is to make a quirky patchwork quilt, but it will made with your patchwork squares using memories or stories of what Ireland, Leitrim, or Carrigallen means to you! We are not looking for perfection so anybody can do it. The only limitation is the square, finished size has to be 12” by 12” with a plain border for us to join to the main quilt. You can start many already have. Squares have arrived from faraway places such as Dubai, America, Canada, Thailand and also closer to home.  Some of those pieces are in display in the window beside the Post Office and in Just Jules’ window.

Pass this on to your relatives around the world and we look forward to hearing from them or alternatively they can visit Carrigallen, Co Leitrim on Tuesday 24 September 2013 for a day of creative fun, entertainment and craic. For more information please email

Margaret of New Orleans

Margaret of New Orleans’ cottage, Tully South, Carrigallen will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday next from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.  Come and visit Margaret’s Well and also avail of the refreshments. This is Margaret’s Bicentennial year. The DVDs of the Heritage Day & Concert and Margaret’s Hooley are on sale at the cottage.

The draw was held on Saturday 17 August 2013 and the numbers drawn on the night were 1, 7, 10, and 11. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were John O’Malley, Helen Pratt, Patricia Ledwith and Jessie McManus.  Next week’s draw will be held in Mitchell’s Bar on 24 August and the Jackpot will be €7,900 and those in charge on the night will be Tommy Brady, Brendan Kiernan and Michael Reilly.

Carrigallen Bingo

Bingo next Sunday night 25 August in the Community Centre at 9:00pm.  Weekly prize money over €3,000.  Lucky Number €50 and will increase by €20 each night until won.  On Page 9 €1,000 for full house.  Please support.

Benefit Dance

Benefit Dance for Danika McManus in Newtowngore Hall on Friday 6 September 2013 at 9:00pm. Proceeds to cover medical expenses. Subscription is voluntary. Donations through Ballinamore and Carrigallen Credit Unions. Please support!

Local Notes

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