STEPHEN AND PAULINE: Congratulations to Stephen McIntyre son of Mae and Sean McIntyre Cloncorrick Carrigallen and Pauline Carthy daughter of Teresa and John Carty Kinawley Co Fermanagh on the occasion of their marriage on Saturday 14th July 2012 in St Marys Church Teemore Co Fermanagh. Chief bridesmaid was Edel McIntyre sister of the groom and bridesmaids were Karen McKenna and Caitlin McIntyre.
Best man was Paul McIntyre and Andrew McIntyre was groomsman(both brothers of the groom). Page boys were Sean McIntyre and Andrew McIntyre. The beautiful bride was given away by her father John Carty. The marriage ceremony was con-celebrated by Fr Finton McKiernan and Fr Denis Murray. Following the ceremony bride and groom were escorted by the local bikers club to Ballyconnell. The wedding party made their way to the Kilbracken Arms Hotel Carrigallen for the wedding reception where the guests were dined and danced the night away. Wishing Pauline and Stephen a long life of health and happiness.
ROW BY ROW: Saturday 28th July 2012 last was a special day for the residents of the ‘Barley Field’ Carrigallen with the official opening of their allotments. The project began last year with a request to Leitrim County Council to use an overgrown plot of ground located to the rear of the housing, for a community garden. The first job was the reclaiming of the area which was badly overgrown for thirty years. This was completed with some welcome financial assistance from the Leitrim Development Company. The next step was to fence and secure the area, rotivate it and dig in some farm manure. The winter passed and by spring time the ground was ready for first planting with practically every family in the estate taking an allotment. Leitrim Development Company again through the offices of their development worker Beirne Donohoe supported the provision of a polytunnel and soon in spite of a very difficult growing season visitors to the opening day were treated to a marvellous display of every kind of vegetable possible,along with a few more adventurous items such as tomatoes and pumpkins.The official opening was conducted by local Councillor Paddy O’Rourke,he paid tribute to the residents Association who had initiated the project along with Leitrim County Council and Leitrim Development Company ( who were represented by Beirne Donohoe) and suggested that the idea should be promoted throuhout the county as there were very many benefits apart from the obvious financial one, including the sense of ownership and achievement it gives a commmunity. Fr Dennis Murray PP was on hand to bless the ‘allotments’ and following a few words of encouragement and congratulations he led the assembled in a rapturous rendering of Tommy Mackems Garden song ‘row by row’. Refreshments were provided by the Residents Association and went down a treat before the eager workers returned to their respective plots.
MARGARET OF NEW ORLEANS: The next opening of Margaret’s house will be on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 August from 2pm to 5pm.Tea and fresh backed bread as always will be in supply.
PUB QUIZ: The Margaret of New Orleans pub quiz continues with the return match on Friday 10 August in MJs Bar against Farrellys . Second match is in Mastersons on Saturday 11 August with Mastersons versus Kilbracken Arms Hotel with return match on Saturday 18 August .Third match will be held on Tuesday 21st August with Gorbys versus Mitchells with return match in Mitchells Bar on Friday 24 August .Start time for all is 10.30pm.
COMMITTEE SAYS THANKS:The organisers of the recent very successful Dermot Harte benefit dance would like to thank most sincerely the following who contributed to the event: the Longford Leader and their local correspondents who helped enormously with publicity for the event, Rapid Print Longford who provided posters & tickets,Shannonside/Northern Sound Radio entertainers ,the Evening Star band,Nightfever along with Noel Cassidy,Emmet Flood & Sean Reilly who also contributed on the night. Those who donated spot prizes ,the owner and staff at the Kilbracken Arms Hotel and above all the general public who turned out in such large numbers to support the event along with the many who contributed via the credit union.
FR LIAM LAWTON IN CONCERT:Fr Liam Lawton will host a special concert with acclaimed pianist and harpist Marie Therese McCartin of Newtowngore Carrigallen and choir on Sunday 12th Aug at 7.30pm in the Liberty Insurance Dome as part of Fleadh Cheoil . Tickets are available from Multi Sound Cavan or on line at www.fleadhcheoil.ie.
BINGO: Carrigallen’s long running bingo has returned to the community centre after a six month holiday with our near neighbour Arva. Carrigallen bingo was the brainchild of Very Rev Patsy Young retired PP of Ballyconnell who was curate of the Carrigallen parish in 1964. One of the longest running bingo in the country and most successful for the parish. The community centre had an over flowing crowd and the prizes were great. 1000 euro to be won on the second last page ,every Sunday night.
EVENTS ON CARRIGALLEN LIBRARY: There will be a photographic exhibition of Carrigallen Now and Then’ by Julie Williams starting on Wednesday 1 August until 15 August 2012.Contact library for more details on 049 4339188. Opening hours Monday 1.45pm to 4.15pm and 4.30pm to 8pm,Wednesday 10.45am to 2.45pm and 3.30pm to 5pm Saturday 10am to 1pm.