The death occurred of fourteen year old Aisling Cooke following a road traffic accident in New Jersey, USA. Sympathy is extended to her parents Hugh and Deirdre Cooke, USA; brother Colin; her grandparents Paddy and Lily Cooke, Gortermone, Carrigallen and all the Cooke family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.


Carrigallen Library opening hours are Monday 1:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45am to 2:45 & 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm. Telephone no 04943 39188.

It’s a Boy

Congratulations to Michelle and Lyndon McHugh, Oakhill, Killeshandra, Co Cavan on the recent birth of their baby son, Harry Michael and to the proud grandparents Margaret and Michael Flynn, Killahurk, Carrigallen.

Margaret of New Orleans

On Saturday last, 6 September 2014 a tour group Celtic Tours from the USA, along with their tour operator Danny O’Flaherty visited Margaret of New Orleans cottage, Tully South, Carrigallen. On arrival they were greeted Chairperson Bernadette O’Rourke and welcomed them to Margaret’s cottage. The visitors were fascinated by the cottage and by Margaret’s story and by the breath taking views. The committee had organised a day of events for them, they experienced the making and tasting of boxty expertly demonstrated by Paul and Sinéad Farrelly, Drummully Boxty, Killeshandra, Co Cavan and Neil Foulkes green woodworker spoke about and demonstrated the art. Entertainment was provided by members from the Finnegan family traditional group and accompanied by Veronica Kelly and singing by Fr D Murray. Sean Nós dancing was performed by Veronica Kelly and Margaret Looby. Leitrim County Council CEO, Frank Curran attended and spoke, as did Leitrim County Council Cathaoirleach Paddy O’Rourke and Sinéad McDermott – Leitrim Tourism Officer. In attendance was also PJ Bradley, former MLA politician South Down, and his wife.  Following lunch in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel the entertainment continued with Charlie McGettigan performing his song which he had written about Margaret, followed by Tony Fahy; Finnegan Family; dancing from Vanessa Dolan; songs from Veronica Kelly; Helen Corcoran and Maura Williamson read the poem Margaret’s spirit written by local poet Kevin Patrick; dancing from Barry Taylor and the day’s entertainment ended with Danny O’Flaherty performing his own composed songs. The day’s event was funded by Community Tourism Diaspora Project & Leitrim County Council Tourism. The tour operator was highly impressed by their time spent in Carrigallen and he hopes to bring a much larger group to the area next year.


Congratulations to Conor Hession and Matiss Polis, Carrigallen who will don the Irish National jersey in the European Single Lifts Power lifting Championships in Gorey, Co Wexford from 12 to 14 September 2014. The two sixteen year olds competed in the National Championships in Galway last month, with Conor competing in the 110kg and Matiss in the 75kg category. They both finished second thus securing them their places on the Irish team. The two athletes are members of the Irish Drug Free Powerlifting Association.

Well done to Conor and Matiss on their achievements so far and wishing them every success in their categories in the European Championships.

Crafty Ladies

Next meeting of the Crafty Ladies Carrigallen will be held on Friday, 19 September 2014 from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the room above the Post Office. For more information contact Julie 0871252213.

G.F.C. Lotto
The draw was held on Saturday, 6 September 2014 and the numbers drawn on the night were 4, 20, 21, and 31. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were Mary Farrell, Sue Sheehan, Hugh Reilly and Pauline Harte. Next week’s draw will be held in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel on 13 September 2014 when the Jackpot will be €1,800. Those in charge on the night will be Ann O’Malley, John McCabe and Michael Donohoe.

Social Dancing

Social dancing next Saturday night 13 September in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music by Rambling Fever. All are welcome!

Charity Concert

Thunder Rolls Garth Brooks Charity Concert featuring a host of very talented Carrigallen artists takes place in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arvagh on Saturday, 13th September in aid of Saint Christopher’s Hospice Cavan.  Also performing on the night will be singing sensation Priest Father Ray Kelly who became a worldwide phenomenon reaching over 40 million hits on youtube for singing “HALLELUJAH” at a couples wedding. Tickets are priced at 10 euro.  A night not to be missed and all proceeds go to a very worthy cause. For details or information please contact Ciaran on 086-0753309.

Outreach Service

The Mohill Family Support Centre’s Outreach Service will be available in Carrigallen’s Primary Care Centre every Tuesday from 10:00am to 12:30pm.