19 Aug 2022


Christmas Craft Fayre

Christmas Craft Fayre

Carrigallen Christmas Craft Fayre will be held on Sunday 1 December 2013 from 12 noon to 4:00pm in room beside Carrigallen Post Office. Also, clearance sale by Noelle. The ‘Gathering Stitches’ quilt will be on display. Christmas refreshments served. Raffle in aid of North West Hospice. All are welcome.

Percy French Night

A ‘Percy French’ night to remember by Tish Dunleavy and her group will be held in Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen on Friday 22 November, starting at 8:30pm. Tickets will be available on the door. All are welcome!

Victor’s Dung

Back by popular demand  Victor’s Dung  by Seamus O’Rourke in the Old Latin School, Moyne  on Friday 29 November at 8:30pm. Booking is essential at 0831560877. This play is hilarious and guarantees its audience a good laugh.  Cast include Seamus O’Rourke, Charles McGuinness & Tommy Sharkey and admission is €10.  This event is hosted by Carrigallen Trout Club and there will be numerous spot prizes on the night.

Fashion Show

Carrigallen Women’s Group held a very entertaining and successful 2nd annual fashion show to a packed house in the Corn Mill Theatre on Friday 8th Nov. Fashions from Carrick on Shannon’s Raval at Bonnie B proprietor Bernadette Hughes and Quiz in Menary’s managed by Connie Morrison were modelled by our local and talented women some of whom are members of our group. Cavan boutiques fashions were showcased on the catwalk by newly opened shop Purple Orange owned by Helen McCartin, Sally West managed by Ruth Leddy and Denim Plus owned by Elizabeth Glancy. Hats were presented by local milliner and award winning designer Jennifer Wrynne. All twenty-one models were greeted and encouraged on stage by compère Eileen Ward who added great style to this show with her endless humour and professional presence on stage. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Breast Cancer and Carrigallen Community Care. This was a very enjoyable night and received very positive feedback from all who supported it on the night and from all who contributed sponsorship and raffle prizes. We would like to thank the following sponsors: Adrian Grimes c/o FBD, Councillor John McCartin Newtowngore Engineering, Con and Bernie Dolan, Councillor Paddy and Rita O’Rourke, Peter and Philomena Donohoe. To the following who gave prizes for raffle on the night - Mitchell’s Bar and Restaurant, Donal Cadden Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, John O’Malley Butchers, Ann Morrow  Drapery, Pat and Martina Mc Cann Centra, Pat and Mary Masterson, Gala Supermarket, Audrey McLoughlin Aromas Beauty Salon, Darran Reilly DR Motors, Corn Mill Theatre, FBD Insurance Cavan, McIntyre Flowers, Tracey @ Traelles Hair Salon, Fosters Pharmacy, Just Jules, Helen McCartin @ Purple Orange Boutique, Helena McGovern  Andelise Curtains & Blinds, JenniferWrynne Designs, Sally West Cavan, Tommy and Patricia Kiernan, Michelle Fanning Assorted Fitness, Klass Boutique, Raval @ Bonnie B, Benefit Make Up  Carrick on Shannon.

Congratulations Jack

Congratulations to Jack Williamson who recently was awarded the JP McManus Scholarship Award under the All Ireland Scholarship Awards 2013. The Ceremony took place in Limerick University recently. Jack was among 125 recipients from the 32 counties. The Award was present by Michael Noonan minister for Finance, and JP McManus. Guest speaker was Michael O’ Leary Ryanair, who at this event spoke with a great sense of humour, and said “it is not good enough to be a hero in your local town; you must work hard, play hard, and reach out to be a worldwide hero”. Jack is currently studying Law and French at Trinity. In his resume for this Award, Jack states that he has a love for argument, his “franciphilic” nature, and his studies in Law, would hope to become a Barrister, crossing the channel to further his French studies. Jack was a student of Moyne Community School, Longford. We wish Jack every success in his future studies at Trinity.

The Quareland

Moth Productions presenting the Quareland is back due to popular demand in the Corn Mill Theatre on tonight Wednesday 20 November 2013. Show starts 8:30pm. Bookings on 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm or

The draw was held on Saturday 16 November 2013 and the numbers drawn on the night were 6, 9, 16, and 22. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were Michael Reilly, B. Kelly, Karen & Mark Reilly and Ciaran Cooke.  Next week’s draw will be held in Kilbrackan Arms Hotel on 23 November and the Jackpot will be €9,200.  Those in charge on the night will be Bonnie O’Rourke, Ann McGovern and Deirdre Connolly.


Congratulations to the Corn Mill Theatre group on winning the Open section at Carrigallen Drama Festival with their production of Shoebox & Whiskey, a play written by Charles McGuinness and produced by Maura Farrelly McGuinness and to Killian McGuinness on winning the Best Actor of the Festival in the Open Section. Amphitheatre Co. with their production of Effie’s Burning won in the Confined Section. Well done to Brian Murray on winning Best Actor in the Confined Section for his part in Riders to the Sea performed by Castlemanor Players.


Bingo next Sunday night 24 November 2013 in the Community Centre at 8:30pm.  Weekly prize money is over €3,000.  Lucky Number €50 and will increase by €20 each night until won.  On Page 9 there is €1,000 for the full house.  Please support.

Attention! Let Us Entertain You!

Keep Sunday evening 8 December free and come along to St. George’s Church & Heritage Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon at 8:00pm for an evening of Gospel, Country, Folk and Christmas Classics presented by the Mohill based ‘Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir’

An original Christmas song composed by the Musical Director Tish Dunleavy will also be premièred on the night. Proceeds of the evening will go to the Alzheimer’s Unit, St. Patrick’s Hospital, Carrick-on-Shannon and the Leitrim/Sligo Special Olympics Fund. Please support. Enquiries to 071-9621757 or 086-1723178.


Leitrim Ploughing Association is holding a presentation for John Bowling who won the Junior All Ireland Loy digging at the National Ploughing Championships which was held in Stradbally, Co Laois. This will be held on Saturday 23 November 2013 at 10:00pm in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen. All are welcome!

Local elections

Preparations for the 2014 local elections are getting under way with some party selection conventions completed. Local Cllr Paddy O’Rourke has received a Fianna Fáil nomination along with Cllrs C Ellis and F Gilmartin to contest in what is a greatly enlarged Ballinamore area stretching from Cornafest east of Carrigallen to Dowra taking in Drumshanbo, Ballinaglera and Keshkerrigan in addition to the existing area, where no fewer than eight sitting Cllrs and some new candidates will be chasing just six seats to form the newly slimmed down version of Leitrim County Council of just eighteen in total.

Sinn Féin has selected Cllr M Kenny accompanied by Maureen Martin and Brendan Barry as their standard bearers in the same area. Fine Gael convention delegates are being canvassed vigorously in anticipation of their selection convention.

Either way the 2014 elections makes for interesting times with reduced numbers on all Councils except those who have very large populations along the east coast which will mean areas of low population will have less influence at decision making.

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