Community Care

Community Care

Carrigallen Community Care is holding a Whist Drive in Teach Dúchais, Drumeela on Tuesday, 31 March 2015, at 9pm. Prizes include Easter Hamper for Top Score, plus special 1st prize and numerous other prizes. Raffle prizes worth €80. Tickets are on sale at Carrigallen Day Care or from local whist players.


Children you still have time to enter the draw to win an Easter Egg, all you have to do is call into Carrigallen Library, take out book(s) and your name will be entered into the draw, closing date is next Saturday, 28 March, and draw will take place on Monday next, 30 March. Prizes in 0-8; 8-11; and 11-14 age categories. Library opening hours: Monday 12:30pm to 3:30pm & 4pm to 8pm; Wednesday 10:45am to 2:45pm & 3:00pm to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm. Contact details 04943 39188.

Leitrim Ploughing DVDs

Terry Williams has kindly donated many copies of Leitrim Ploughing Championship from over the years to the library, and we are very grateful for this donation to our Local Studies section. Starting on Saturday next 28 March, until Wednesday, 1 April, in Carrigallen Library the ploughing match from 1999 will be shown. Contact Helen for more information at 04943 39188. Call into the library to see the selection of DVDs which are all available to be borrowed.

Mary Crocker RIP

There was widespread sadness throughout the parish when the sudden death of Mary Crocker, (nee McNaboe) occurred. Mary was born in Bredagh, Carrigallen and seventy four years ago the McNaboe family moved to Beaghbeg, Carrigallen. Mary at a young age went to England to get employment. She worked in Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children, Surrey as a ward orderly, caring for very sick children. Following her mother’s death she came regularly to maintain the homestead and in the early 80s she and her partner Cyril Fuller decided to make Beaghbeg their home. Mary enjoyed the outdoor life and she and Cyril helped the neighbours with rearing hay, picking potatoes and crops. They also had a very sufficient vegetable plot which kept them in great supply of vegetables along with giving them great satisfaction of growing their own food. Sadly Cyril died many years ago; however Mary continued living in Beaghbeg keeping it as a holiday home for the rest of her brothers and sisters. Mary was a very witty person, had a good sense of humour, and enjoyed her weekends out, meeting people and her social drink. Although she had a television, she rarely watched it, instead she preferred to read and do cryptic crosswords. She was predeceased by her sisters Elizabeth and Sally and brothers Packie Joe, Jimmy, Danny and Jude. Sympathy is extended to her brother Tommy Carrigallen and sisters Cora and Brigid, England. Removal was to St Mary’s Church, Carrigallen, followed by funeral mass celebrated by Fr Denis Murray PP, with interment in the adjoining Cemetery. May she rest in Peace.

Leitrim Ploughing Match

Leitrim Ploughing Match is being held on Easter Saturday, 4 April 2015, at Lisnatulla, Ballinamore, Co Leitrim. Monster Auction being held by Gordon Hughes, entries for auction contact Gordon Hughes 07196 455555 or Anthony Brennan 087 9815530. Lots of side shows, bouncing castles etc. Cajun Country playing on field. A fun day out is guaranteed for all the family.

Pool Tournament

The Jimmy McManus Memorial annual Pool Tournament was held over St Patrick’s weekend last in MJs bar. Thirty-two players took part and after a very exciting weekend of pool Eamon Dolan and Raymond McBrien qualified for the final. What a final it was – reminiscent of the 1985 World Snooker Championship final, commonly known as the ‘black ball final’ between Steve Davis and Denis Taylor, with Eamon Dolan winning the match on the final ball of the final frame. Congratulations to Eamon and to all those who took part in the tournament. Bridie McManus and her boys would like to thank Patrick Mitchell for the use of the premises; refreshment which were served; and to all who donated spot prizes – Mart Stores Carrigallen, Pat Masterson, McCann’s Centra, Minnies Bar Killeshandra, Noeleen Grimes, Drumury, and Radisson Blu Hotel Cavan. Thanks to Eileen Donohoe for selling tickets at the final; to Philip McIntyre for videoing and photography; Con Dolan for his dickie bows for the two finalists (Michael Smyth’s was in the wash): and to all who supported this event. Funds raised were €650 which will be forwarded to the Oncology Unit Cavan General Hospital.

Fundraiser for Defibrillators

An afternoon dance will be held in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen on Sunday, 29 March from 3pm to 6pm. DJ Paul Corrigan. Refreshments will be served. Admission €10. Your support would be greatly appreciated!

G.F.C. Lotto Results
The draw was held on Saturday, 21 March and the numbers drawn on the night were 2, 6, 9, and 18. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were John O’Malley (15 Club), Cathal Sheridan (15 Club), Catherine Flynn (15 Club) and Christy Coyne. Next week’s draw will be held in The Kilbrackan Arms Hotel on 28 March 2015 when the Jackpot will be €4,400. Those in charge of the draw will be Declan Donohoe and Kevin O’Rourke.

Social Dancing

Social dancing will be held next Saturday night, 28 March, in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music supplied by Country Beat. All are welcome!