CAVAN RUGBY CHOIR: Cavan Rugby Choir visits Carrigallen. The 35 strong Cavan Rugby Club choir were given a rousing applause when they came to sing in the church of Ireland Carrigallen in a benefit concert recently. They sang some beautiful old traditional hymns as well as more modern choir pieces. A number of other local artists who also gave a rousing performance were Eric Bothwell and Gus Ward both Carrigallen (Gus Ward is also a member of the rugby choir Cavan), Beryl Tremier and Nigel Livingstone Belturbet. The Church was full to capacity for the occasion and had a wonderful audience who showed their joy by giving them a standing applause. In attendance were members of other local churches in the area and also of different denominations. The rector Rev Hazel Hicks was an outstanding MC on the night.
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: A Benefit Function in memory of the late Michael Kenny will be held in Kilbracken Arms Hotel on Saturday 16 March 2013. More details later.
CRAFTY LADIES: Crafty Ladies Carrigallen – Gathering Stitches. As part of www.gathering ireland.com (details on website and facebook@gatheringstitches) we are inviting people worldwide to make a patchwork square of their story/link to Leitrim/Carrigallen which they can post to us or come to Carrigallen on Sunday 16 June 2013 for the launch , compile their stories, craic and entertainment. If you know any individual or groups who might be interested please let us know (email: email@example.com).
CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to Concepta Greene and Enda Lyons, Aughawillen, Carrigallen on the birth of their baby girl Kerri , a little sister for Abbie. Congratulations to her proud grandparents Monica and Noel Lyons, Killahurk, Carrigallen.
THE SCREEN ROOM: The Screen Room, Corn Mill Theatre Carrigallen. Showing on the big screen ‘The Sapphires” starring Chris O’Dowd on Friday 8 March at 7.30pm. All welcome. Evening includes movie, popcorn tea/coffee, appetisers and cheeseboard. Feel free to bring your own wine. Book at 087 1252213/ 087 7550199 or facebook (The Screen Room).
TRAINING FOR CHILD MINDERS: Training for childminders and potential childminders will be held in Drumshanbo Co Leitrim on Saturday 9 March and Saturday 23 March from 10am to 4pm. Places are limited so to secure a place contact Orla at Leitrim County Childcare Committee at 0719640870 or 086 1929283.
CARRIGALLEN AND DRUMEELA ACTIVE AGE: Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age held their annual general meeting at the health Centre on February 11, 2013. The chairperson Eileen Ward gave a brief outline of the activities during the year, including visits to the Bloom Festival in Phoenix Park in May; the Organic Centre Rossinver, Parkes Castle and the Folk Museum in Ballinamore in July as well as a 3 day break to Wexford in August. The digital switchover in October had been well catered for with Lorraine Mulvey, the digital outreach champion working with the Leitrim Development Company, explaining to us exactly what was going to happen and the steps, if any, we needed to take to ensure continuing to watch those favourite TV programmes. We also had an entertaining session with Susie Minto entitled ‘Sole to Soul’ – emphasising that every pair of shoes has an interesting tale to tell … while Julie lead us gently through six sessions of Armchair Yoga ( to be repeated very soon). With safety and security in mind we welcomed a demonstration on a device that could photograph every visitor coming to your front door and information on personal alarms. Our final event for 2012 was the very enjoyable. Christmas dinner this year held at Mitchell’s restaurant in Carrigallen. During the evening a raffle was held raising over 300 euro in aid of the local St Vincent de Paul charity. Ann Harte, our treasurer, then presented the accounts for the year detailing income and expenditure – we have a small balance to carry forward for the coming year and plan to apply for funding to enable the group to continue providing varied activities for our members. Chairperson Eileen Ward; treasurer Ann Harte and secretary Elizabeth Mulligan all stated that they wished to stand down from their positions to enable ‘fresh blood’ onto the committee. Following discussions elections were held for the chairperson Alfie Harte elected, John Lynch as assistant chairperson and secretary Maura O’Rourke elected, Valerie Elsegood was elected as PRO and assistant secretary. It was unanimously proposed and agreed that Ann Harte should be elected as treasurer for another year. The new officers took their seats and discussions followed including suggestions for forthcoming activities and trips to be agreed at a later date. Alfie Harte , the new chairman closed the meeting by thanking the outgoing chairperson and secretary (and the continuing treasurer) for all their hard work over the previous years, including the various meetings and forums they had attended on behalf of the group.
FAMILY SUPPORT OUTREACH: An Outreach Clinic to help individuals and families with information and services is being held in Primary Care Clinic Carrigallen every Tuesday morning from 10am to 12.30pm.This is organised by the Mohill Family Support Centre. No need for an appointment , just drop in for a chat if you think that we might be able to help you,as we offer a wide range of supports. For more information please phone Sarah on 0866035977.
FURNITURE RESTORATION COURSE: Course sponsored by VEC has started on Tuesday night last March 5th at Breffni Furniture Aughavas . Participants can bring their own pieces for restoration if they wish. Further info John Kenny 087 2555229. This is an opportunity not to be missed so that young people can show their skills.