SHROVE TUESDAY: The Tuesday before Lent has two popular names Shrove and Pancake Tuesday. Best known as Pancake Tuesday by hundreds of locals, all girls in the parish assist their mothers at preparing the lovely pancakes for the evening tea. This old custom has been carried on in the parish for 100s of years and we say long may it continue. It’s also the evening for children to make up their minds what they will refrain from during the holy season. Sweets biscuits chocolates is the big one for the children while parents cut down on smoking , less food intake.
ASH WEDNSESDAY: Large congregations were present in Saint Marys Churches Drumeela Drumreilly and Carrigallen on Wednesday of last week for the masses and distribution of ashes . 200 local children were present from the adjoining school who were in charge of their teachers who must be congratulated on doing a wonderful job.
AWARD: Best Entertainment Award for Carrigallen’s young Moone Boy. Carrigallen’s young star David Rawle joined Chris O’Dowd at the Irish Film and Television Awards on Saturday night last 9th February for to pick up “Best Entertainment Programme” for Moone Boy. All his Carrigallen school friends were glued to their televisions when young David “Moone Boy” stepped up on stage to lift the award after mixing with A listers on the red carpet before the event. Moone Boy beat off huge competition from Mrs Brown’s Boys, the Voice of Ireland and the Savage Eye in scooping the best entertainment award at this glitzty IFTAS. Indeed this must have been a never to be forgotten night for this young boy who rubbed shoulders with the very best actors in Ireland. Well done David and every success in the future. He is son of Bernie and Felim Rawle Carrigallen.
ONE MILLION TREES IN ONE DAY: The one million trees in one day team are delighted to announce the planting date for the project and the launch of one million trees in one day business supporters scheme. The planting will start at 12 noon on Friday 22nd March and finish at noon on Saturday 23rd March. This 24 hour window is designed to allow all volunteers and team members to juggle work commitments and to ensure that everyone gets a chance to join in with the planting. General introduction: One million trees in one day of a charity not for profit cross border community and environmental initiative which will plant a million young native trees at many different sites across both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in 24 hours during March 2013. Trusting the planters will use their common sense not to plant them too near the main or side roads for often in wind storms trees are blown down on to main roads which can cause many serious accidents and in a number of cases trees are blown down on to tops of passing cars and killing numbers of people and also cars do collide into trees lying on roads around blind corners.
REGISTRATION FOR CARRIGALLEN GAA CLUB: Club registration for 2013 is now due. All players must register to be insured for games & training. Fee 20 euro for students , 30 euro for all others. Membership of 100 Club 2013 is also due this includes club membership plus entry into weekly lotto draw. Text messenging players who wish to receive text alerts about games/training etc, please forward your name/mob no to club secretary Aoife O’Malley, Main St 086 2382081.Text message service for all members will be available soon.
DANCING: Dancing couples are advised to put on their dancing shoes. For social dancing night which all dancing couple will love which will be held in the Kilbracken Arms Hotel Carrigallen this Sat night 23rd Feb. Tea and sandwiches will be served from 10pm til late. Music by everyone’s friend Pauric Farrell & Fanfair. Many young people should attend and see how their parents did the old time dancing which they enjoyed.
CARRIGALLEN LADIES GROUP: The above group are holding a meeting in Farrellys side room Carrigallen on Saturday night Feb 23rd. Guest speaker Therese Hackett on positive thinking. All welcome.
SAINT JOSEPH’S LADIES DINNER DANCE: Carrigallen/Aughavas lady footballers which is known far and wide as Saint Josephs held their annual dinner dance which was a great success in Lough Rynn Castle Hotel to celebrate a wonderful year in winning two county championships. A very large crowd were in attendance approx 220 people were seated for the meal and a large number of friends and supporters were present to congratulate them and wish them well for 2013 and those who joined in the entertainment later. The club would like to say a big thank you to the following Helen O’Rourke CEO of the ladies Gaelic Football Association who travelled from Dublin to present the medals on the night. Thanks to the management & staff of Lough Rynn Castle for a fantastic food and service and to the late night Radio Band for the entertainment and finally a big thank you to the U16 senior panels and management of 2012 for the sacrifices dedication and match winning performances. It all paid off well girls what about a similar performance this year. Keep up the good work.