Carrigallen

BIRTHDAY INVITATIONS: You are cordially invited to join with Tish Dunleavy and members of the County Leitrim Percy French Society, Mohill Amateur Dramatic Society and the North Co Down Percy French performing quartet to celebrate the life and works of the great Irish Raconteur Percy French from Friday May 3rd to Sunday May 5th inclusive in Mohill. This event is in association with the Gathering 2013, www.countyleitrimpercyfrenchsociety.ie.

BIRTHDAY INVITATIONS: You are cordially invited to join with Tish Dunleavy and members of the County Leitrim Percy French Society, Mohill Amateur Dramatic Society and the North Co Down Percy French performing quartet to celebrate the life and works of the great Irish Raconteur Percy French from Friday May 3rd to Sunday May 5th inclusive in Mohill. This event is in association with the Gathering 2013, www.countyleitrimpercyfrenchsociety.ie.

BAPTISM: We welcome into the Christian community Jack Joseph Kilgannon who was baptised in Saint Mary’s Church Carrigallen on 7th April 2013.

MARGARET OF NEW ORLEANS: In honour of Margaret of New Orleans the local committee are assembling a Blues/Jazz Trad Choir with the name of “The Angel of the Delta Choir”. (Margaret was know in Orleans by this name). We are specifically targeting the Gathering Day in Margaret’s birth place on 15th June this year and at the same time hoping to have a couple of songs ready for the concert - “Margaret’s Hooley” on the 24th May in the Corn Mill Theatre. We would be delighted for anyone (that can sing) from the Drumeela Drumreilly and Carrigallen choirs or singing groups or clubs or individuals to meet with for our first rehearsal in Carrigallen. The intention is to perform Margaret’s songs for the above two occasions.

CLEANING UP IN CARRIGALLEN: Saturday last saw a large clean up of the approach roads to our village with the teenagers from the Foroige club led by Sean and Patricia Ledwith along with local Cllr Paddy O’Rourke. Many people have been commenting on how much litter had accumulated on the road side over the recent months and indeed much of what was collected on Saturday last was of a household nature rather than simply litter that people would dump such material along a roadside is inexcusable and those who do so should think of the damage they are doing to their own environment. Well done to those who took part in the clean up particularly the Foroige members. They are the generation who will lead the change in attitudes to such issues.

MOONE BOY: Carrigallen’s “Moone Boy” shines again. Congratulations to David Rawle who has been awarded the 2013 Arts Award in the category “Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Young Person under 25. David was chosen for this award for his outstanding performance as Martin Moone in Chris O’Dowd’s Moone Boy. Also for his activities with Leitrim Youth Theatre Company Carrigallen and his willingness to take up offers to attend and open community events within Leitrim and Roscommon. David is a great example to all young people despite his wonderful achievements, he is a very well grounded and balanced young actor and is so giving and sharing in his role with Leitrim Youth Theatre Carrigallen.

CONGRATULATIONS: Seamus O’Rourke well known Leitrim playwright won the main prize in this year’s Arts & Entertainment Awards with Shannonside/Northern Sound Radio. The ceremony took place at Longford’s backstage Theatre last Tuesday evening 9th April 2013 with the overall prize being awarded to the Big Guerilla Production of Seamus O’Rourke’s “The Sandpark”. Seamus who is well known in drama circles having been involved in the amateur scene for over twenty years is a writer actor poet and director and has been linked mainly with the Corn Mill Theatre Group, Carrigallen.

ITS A BOY: Congratulations to Caroline and John McKiernan Calloughs Carrigallen on the recent birth of their baby boy Charlie, a little brother for Holly and Ellie Rose and also to the proud grandparents Maura and Tommy McGuckian Killhurk Carrigallen.

BROTHERS OF THE BRUSH: The Corn Mill Theatre Group will present Brothers of the Brush written by Jimmy Murphy on Thursday 25 Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April 2013 in the Corn Mill Theatre. Doors open at 8pm and show starts at 8.30pm. Bookings on 049 433 9612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com.

SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to Tommy McGuckian and family Killahurk Carrigallen on the death of his brother Joe which occurred in Cork recently. May he rest in peace.