Minister’s visit

Minister’s visit

Jimmy Deenihan T.D. Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaelteacht will be visiting Margaret of New Orleans Cottage, Tully South, Carrigallen on Friday next, 20 June 2014 at 3:30pm. All of the community is welcome to attend!

Also the Minister will pay a quick visit to the Corn Mill Theatre afterwards.


The Summer Reading Tree project commenced in Carrigallen Library on Monda, 16 June 2014. If interested in joining please call into the Library to get an entry form and begin reading. All children who read over six books will be awarded a Certificate and are in with a chance to win book prizes and an iPad. Library opening hours are Monday 12:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45am to 2:45pm & 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm. Phone No 04943 39188.

Yoga Workshops

Yoga workshop will be held on Thursday, 19 June 2014 in Newtowngore Hall from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. (Not suitable for beginners). For more information and for booking, contact Julie on 087 1252213.

G.F.C. Lotto
The draw was held on Saturday, 14 June 2014 and the numbers drawn on the night were 16, 19, 25, and 29. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were M. Gauntry, Veronica Harte, Dolores Reilly and Andrew & Irene McManus. Next week’s draw will be held on 21 June in Masterson’s Bar and the Jackpot will be €12,200. Those in charge on the night are John O’Neill, Kevin O’Rourke and Paula Donohoe.

Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking

Seamus O’Rourke has an exciting new project lined up for the coming months. His theatre company, Big Guerilla Productions present a one-man play called ‘Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking’. Written and performed by Seamus himself and charmingly directed by Charles McGuinness. The play follows the life of Padraig Potts McKiernan, from growing up near the tiny rural village of Drumnamee, County Leitrim in the 70’s and 80’s to falling in love with Silvia Lang, a perfect protestant girl, to marrying Mary Tague, the priests housekeeper, who he never really liked and eventually to the realisation that the world isn’t as big as he first thought. This is a story full of Nostalgia, Innocence, Olympic standard sex and Holy Water Salad dressing… Setting for the play is provided by Noel Nash and Lighting design by Philip McIntyre. The play opens in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Wednesday, 25 June and Thursday, 26 June. Booking on 049 4339612, 086 8765377 between 10:00am and 4:00pm or

Bredagh Old School Carrigallen Barbecue

A barbecue will be held on Friday, 27 June 2014 in aid of Bredagh Old School, Carrigallen. Food will be served from 7:30pm onwards. Admission adults €10 – children €5. All most welcome!

It’s a Girl!

Congratulations to Orlaith and Anthony Kearney, Drumcannon, Carrigallen on the birth of their baby daughter, Bella May, a little sister for Tommy, Charlie and Sam, and to the proud Grandparents May and Cathal Sheridan, Bredagh, Carrigallen.

Ecumenical Service of Remembrance

Death by suicide is a tragedy for everyone concerned. The grief and sense of loss experienced can be overwhelming. Living Links Cavan is holding an Ecumenical Service of Remembrance for family and friends bereaved by suicide on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at 3pm in St. Brigid’s Church, Killeshandra.

Dublin Rose of Tralee

Congratulations to Roisin Lyons, Dublin who was crowned Dublin Rose of Tralee representing Musculor Dystrophy Ireland last weekend. Roisin’s father Gerry is formerly from Killahurk, Carrigallen. Roisin is no stranger to Carrigallen as she spends time with her uncles Noel and Vinny and their families. Wishing her every success in the 2014 Rose of Tralee International Festival.

Road Race and Walk

The annual Carrigallen 10k road race and walk in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland will be held on Saturday 5 July 2014 at 1:00pm. Currently they are seeking sponsorship or help with the following - marshals and helpers; spot prizes for the race winners; water stations set up with volunteers to help provide plastic disposable cups, water to the runners on the road; refreshments for the volunteers and runners after the event (sandwiches, tea, coffee, cakes, fruit). Please note if you want to find out more about this event please go to their Face book page or the following link  

Proceeds from the race will be used towards the provision of the Respite Support Services the charity provides to over 600 members.  It is essential that those affected by muscular dystrophy, their carers and family members have adequate respite on a regular and frequent basis in order to support and maintain the physical and emotional health of all concerned.

Women’s Group

Carrigallen Women’s Group are organising an outing to the Japanese Gardens, Newbridge Centre and Kildare Village Outlet on Saturday, 28 June 2014. Cost €40 includes admission into and tour of the gardens, bus and a four course dinner in Johnston House Hotel. To book your place a deposit of €20 to be paid to Yvonne Donohoe, Ann Reilly or Aine Gray before Saturday 14 June as a deposit is required to secure booking of meal and bus. This trip is part funded by Leitrim Development Company. Everyone welcome! For further details contact any of the above committee members.