Carrigallen

Wellathon: With the support of Dromard GFC and keeping in mind the Community Games motto of Healthy mind, Healthy body we aim to organise fitness classes over a six to eight week period.

Wellathon: With the support of Dromard GFC and keeping in mind the Community Games motto of Healthy mind, Healthy body we aim to organise fitness classes over a six to eight week period.

If there is an interest, in conjunction we will run A 5km/10km (Walk/Jog/Run) on the 29th September followed by a second similar event in mid November. The aim is to allow yourself to set your own personal fitness goal. Funds raised will go towards St. Christopher’s Services Longford and Dromard GAA. On Monday the 3rd of September Gerry Duffy author of ‘ Who Dares,Runs’ and winner of the DECA Enduroman challenge in 2011, having completed 32 marathons in 32 days will deliver a presentation about his remarkable story in Breffni Arms, Hotel, Arva at 9pm. Admission €5.

WEDDING BELLS: Wedding bells for Gerry and Rebecca. The wedding took place in Saint Columba’s Church Carrawallen Carrigallen on Saturday 12th August of Mr Gerry Kiernan son of the late Tom Eddie and Maureen Kiernan Kivey Carrrigallen and Miss Rebecca Bowes,daughter of Cecil and Louise Bowes Carrawallen Carrigallen. Best man Noel Kiernan and groomsmen were Tommy Kiernan,Jim Kiernan and Damien Kiernan. Matron of honour Jennifer Bowes.Bridesmaids were Vera Bowes,Susan Bowes O’Reilly and Nadyia Boyle, flower girl Claire Donohoe,page boy Liam & Justin O’Reilly. Readers Garda Peter Magarahan and Rose Fullen. The organist Daphne Harkness,Joey Hyland was in charge of the choir. The soloist Paula Kieran.Prayers by Kitty Kiernan Donohoe,Aisling Mulcahy and Hilary Egan.Ushers David Bowes & Padraig Donohoe. The bride was given away by her father Cecil Bowes. The ceremony was conducted by Rev Brendan McCarthy,Very Rev Denis Murray PP Carrigalen and Rev Peter McEntire cousin of groom and captain Richard Beadle. The reception was later held in the Slieve Russel Hotel Ballyconnell where 350 guests were present. After a beautiful meal the guests were treated to a wonderful evening’s dancing by the popular Evening Star and a late night disco by Sean Corrigan which left everyone happy. Wishing the happy couple every congratulations and a long life of happiness.

DEATH OF FORMER TEACHER: The death has occurred of Mrs Kitty Feeney of Ballinamore who was a teacher of home economics in Carrigallen Vocational School from 1968 to 1992. Kitty is fondly remembered by the hundreds of pupils she taught for her down to earth approach and for her friendly personality. In the days when there were no guidance counsellors Kitty fulfilled the role of mentor, advocate and carer advisor for the many students whos sought her advice. She regularly received letters from past pupils and replied to all of them. Kitty had a great sense of humour and was a very entertaining storyteller. In her younger days she acted with the Lifford Players while teaching in Strabane. Anecdotes of Kitty’s wit and repartee abound. One past pupil recalled an occasion when Kitty directed a question to her in class inviting her to suggest an ingredient she would use to enhance the flavour. The inattentive student who just heard the end of the question answered ‘parsley’ to which Kitty replied ‘when you make the cake with the parsley in it bring me in a slice’. Kitty loved style,had a great interest in antiques and art and she travelled to auctions all over the country. She greatly enjoyed drama,music and dancing and the songs of her native Galway were especially close to her heart. In 1979 Kitty and her family suffered a huge blow when her eldest son Joseph died suddenly at the age of 16. Her large network of friends from every county was a great support to her in the bleak months that followed. Her husband Ignatius died in 2009 and she is survived by her daughter Sheila sons Colm and Kevin and their families and by her brother Louis McLoughlin. She was laid to rest alongside Iggy and Joseph in Ahamlish cemetery,Sligo on Tuesday last and the sweet strains of Galway Bay provided a fitting serenade on her final journey. May she rest in peace.

LEAVING RESULTS: Carrigallen Vocational school principal delighted with Leaving Results. There were a lot of happy faces in Carrigalen Vocational School and principal Declan Conboy thanked the dedicated staff of the school for the work they did with the students,said we in Carigallen Voc school pride ourselves on the results achieved in the state examinations. I would like to take this opportunity for to wish all our past students the very best in their future educational carers and indeed in the wider world when they progress to look for employment. The following students received their learning from the school Vanessa Gallogly,Blaithin Donoghue Sabrina Earley, Michelle Dolan,Jason Corr, Ciaran Stanley Killian McManus Damian Lynch & Jordan Montgomery. Well done all and congratulations.