16 Aug 2022

Carrigallen notes



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Road Race and Walk

The annual Carrigallen 10k road race and walk in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland will be held on Saturday, July 5 at 1pm, starting at the GAA Park. Proceeds from the race will go towards the provision of the Respite Support Services the charity provides to over 600 members. Registration fee is €10 per person. To register or for further information please contact Katherine on 089 4529351 or email


The 2014 British One Act Drama Festival was won by Fintry Amateur Dramatic Society, Scotland with their performance of ‘Victor’s Dung’ written by Seamus O’Rourke. This is a wonderful achievement for Seamus.

Swimming Classes

Irish Water Safety Swimming Classes at Gulladoo Lake for two weeks starting on July 14. Enrolment will take place at the lake at 9:30am on Monday 14 July. Contact Sheila Mollahan on 04943 39619 for further information.

Carrigallen Foróige

Carrigallen Foróige has finished for the summer and we would like to thank everyone who has helped over the last term. Our cake sale was a great success thanks to the support we received from everyone in the community and so a massive thank you to everyone. The highlight of the term was most definitely Hype Youth Festival. A big congratulations goes to two of our members Cormac Whelan and Jack Ledwith. Cormac, who has just returned from a sailing course, has been elected to Foróige’s National Reference Panel, while Jack was selected to attend the second module of ‘The Albert Schweitzer Leadership for Life’ programme. If anyone would like to become a leader with Foróige in Carrigallen please contact Sean Ledwith, Noelle Lockhart or Fiona Lee.

Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking

Big Guerilla Productions present ‘Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking’, written and performed by Seamus O’Rourke and directed by Charles McGuinness in the Corn Mill Theatre on Friday, 11 July at 8:30pm. The play follows the life of Padraig Potts McKeirnan, 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 Priest’s housekeeper who he never really liked, and eventually to the realisation that the world isn’t as big as he first thought. Setting for the play is provided by Noel Nash and Lighting design by Philip McIntyre. Booking on 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10am and 4pm or

Credit Union

To all members of Ballinamore Credit Union who are expressing an interest in volunteering, please contact our local office: Ballinamore 071 9644627 or Carrigallen 049 4339802.

Cemetery Sunday

The blessing of graves will take place on Sunday next, 5 July following the 11:30am Mass in St Mary’s Chuch, Carrigallen.

It’s a Boy

Congratulations to Paul McIntyre and Siobhán O’Hara, Arva on the birth of their son Jake Barry, a little brother to Jessica, and to the proud grandparents Mae and Séan McIntyre, Cloncorrick, Carrigallen.

Taispeántas Samhraidh 2014

The Annual Art Exhibition will take place in Teach Dúchais, Drumeela on Friday, 11 July at 8:30pm. The exhibition will be opened by artist Mr Ted Crompton and there will also be a music recital on the night. Refreshments will be served. Everybody welcome! A special welcome goes to the TY students from Carrigallen Vocational School who are invited to exhibit their work. Works of Art in any medium are welcome for display and will be taken into Teach Dúchais on Thursday, 10 July between 6pm and 9pm. There will be an Outdoor Painting Workshop on Saturday, 12 July with assembly at Teach Dúchais at 10:30am. Workshop will be held indoors if weather is wet. Bring a packed lunch and painting materials. Enquiries and information at 07196 36012. Supported by Forás Éireann.

Carrigallen GFC Lotto Results

The draw was held on Saturday, 28 June 2014 and the numbers drawn on the night were 9, 14, 16, and 31. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were Felim Brady, Stephen Gray and Edel McIntyre, Karl Ward (14 Club), and Louise O’Hanlon (14 Club). Next week’s draw will be held in Eugene Reilly’s Pub on July 5 when the Jackpot will be €12,400. Those in charge on the night are Bonnie O’Rourke, Ann McGovern and Noel Kiernan.


Sympathy is extended to Noreen McManus, Church Street, Carrigallen on the recent death of her brother Michael Kellegher, Birmingham, England and formerly from Kerry, whose funeral took place on Friday last. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Craft and Gift Fair

Craft and Gift Fair will be held on Sunday, 13 July in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Co Cavan from 12pm - 5pm. The event is now in its third year and will feature approximately 30 stands showcasing handmade crafts, food items, craft supplies giftware and more. Plus many exhibitors will happily take commissions. Admission is free! For further information visit our website at or telephone 049 436 4877 or 087 189 6229.

Work4You – Information Stand Drumlish and Lanesboro Libraries

‘Work4You’ set up by Acquired Brain Injury Ireland provides a free vocational assessment service for individuals who have an acquired brain injury and would like assistance and guidance in returning to work, training or education. It is free to anyone with an acquired brain injury and in receipt of a payment from the Department of Social Protection. For more information, visit the Pop-Up Information Stand in Drumlish Library on Monday, 7 July 2014 between 10:30am to 12:30pm and Lanesboro Library on Monday, 7 July 2014 between 2pm to 4pm. For further information please call 044 9338773.

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