Carrigallen

Carrigallen and Glencar Manor Footballers Draw: Carrigallen footballers were hosts to Glencar Manor footballers in the local football park in the league Division 5. This was a very entertaining hard fought game no one wanted to lose which ended in a hard earned draw on a scoreline Carrigallen 2-7 to Glencar Manor 3-4.

Carrigallen and Glencar Manor Footballers Draw: Carrigallen footballers were hosts to Glencar Manor footballers in the local football park in the league Division 5. This was a very entertaining hard fought game no one wanted to lose which ended in a hard earned draw on a scoreline Carrigallen 2-7 to Glencar Manor 3-4.

Cornmill Theatre Group honoured: We extend congratulations and well done to the Cornmill Theatre Group Carrigallen with their great performance of the ‘Seafarer’ on winning at the last two drama festivals. Mid Ulster Carrickmore and Cavan. They are now heading for the All Ireland Finals in Athlone in May with five firsts and two seconds, which is an achievement for Carrigallen to be up there at the top with the best in Ireland. In Carrickmore, Killian McGuinness won best supporting actor. Seán McIntyre won best director. Best play by Irish author Raymond Hackett, Brian O’Reilly, Ronan Ward, Killian McGuinness, Lightening and set were nominated. At Cavan Drama Festival, Ronan Ward best actor, Paul McIntyre won best set, Seán McIntyre best director, best décor and best open play – congratulations to all involved. The group will perform this outstanding play this Wednesday night April 11, Thursday April 12, Thursday April 19, Friday April 20 and Thursday April 26. Booking 049-4339612. Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 8.30pm.

Mohill Family Support: Mohill Family Support Centre is now providing an outreach service for families in the Carrigallen and surrounding parishes. The Carrigallen Outreach Office is operating on Tuesday mornings from 10am to 12.30pm in the Primary Care Centre, Carrigallen. The Carrigallen Outreach Office can provide a wide variety of services, advice and support to families. For more information, contact Anne on 086-6035977 or call into the outreach office on Tuesday mornings between 10am and 12.30pm.

Holy Week Ceremonies: commenced in St. Mary’s Church Carrigallen, Drumeela and Drumreilly with the blessings and distribution of the palms on Palm Sunday and on Thursday evening the Last Supper Mass and on Friday The Way of the Cross, Passion and Holy Communion was distributed and on Saturday night the blessing of the new holy water and renewal of baptismal vows. Large congregations were present for all ceremonies and the weather remained glorious all during the Easter ceremonies. Fr D. Murray PP extended his thanks to everyone who assisted him in the ceremonies during Holy Week.

Well done Rose Smith: The people of Carrigallen and surrounding parishes are delighted to learn that the very popular Rose Smith Dromoorey will be appearing on Winning Streak RTE this Saturday night. We wish Rose every success and win lots of money. Rose is a weekly attendee with members of her family at Carrigallen Bingo.

Active Age: Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age Group held their AGM recently to almost a ‘full house’ of members! The Chairman, Eileen Ward, reminded us of some of the events that had happened in the past year that really underlines just how ‘active’ we are! Ten Pin Bowling remains high on the list of favourite activities - we went to the Bowling Alley in Longford three times last year, and also managed to fit in a 6-week Yoga course, as well as beginning our series of informal weekly exercise sessions. Not quite so physically energetic have been the Whist lessons, although they certainly stretch us mentally - and trips to the Dog Racing at Mullingar; watching our four-legged friends take to the track while we partook of some refreshments seemed like a very good idea... A presentation from Cohn O’Reilly surprised us at the benefits some of the products he stocks in the Nature Trail (Mohill and Ballinamore) can bring. More recently a presentation on the advantages of Aloe Vera was a real eye-opener. The gel from this cactus-like plant can help a variety of conditions - maybe we should all keep some in the medicine cabinet? The information another speaker gave us about panic alarms, emergency lighting etc made us think about how these items can help, as well as giving us just that extra bit of reassurance that help is always at hand. A very successful Social Evening was held at the Kilbracken Arms with proceeds donated to charity, including the Irish Heart Foundation. Several of our members attended social events held by other Active Age groups in our area. The Kilbracken Arms was also the venue for our Christmas Party, postponed due to the dreadful icy conditions at the start of December 2011, but enjoyed by all of us when we re-scheduled later in the month. Hopefully Mitchells will be able to play host to us this year? A day trip to Dublin, visiting three very different venues - the Guinness Storehouse, Farmleigh and Kilmainham Gaol - was enjoyable, and thought provoking, while our short break based in Letterkenny gave us some lovely memories of places visited to bring home to Carrigallen. Following the Chairman’s report, Anne Harte presented the Treasurers Report, which showed us to have a healthy bank balance, but we need to continue to raise funds where we can. Election of Officers (unanimous): Chairman - Eileen Ward (Assistant Chairman - Etta McGerty); Treasurer - Anne Harte; Secretary - Elizabeth Mulligan (Assistant Secretary - Valerie Elsegood); PRO - Valerie Elsegood. Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age are to host a Forum in April, with representatives from all the Active Age groups in our area attending.