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New Orleans

With the strong links already between Carrigallen and New Orleans because of Margaret Haughery, nee Gaffney, Tully South, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim two members from the Birthplace of Margaret of New Orleans Committee, namely Maura Williamson and Helen Corcoran, travelled to New Orleans to attend the International Irish New Orleans Famine Commemorations which took place from 6 to 9 November 2014. They attended many events and visited Margaret’s statue and burial memorial.

One Act Drama Festival

The Corn Mill Theatre Group presents the 11th Annual One Act Drama Festival on Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 November 2014. There will be nine different performances, three on each day. Adjudicator will be Walker Ewart. Friday and Saturday shows start at 8:00pm and Sunday afternoon start at 2:00pm. Please note the times. Admission is €10 nightly or €25 for the weekend. Booking at 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10:00am and 4:00pm or online at

Community Games

If anyone would like to do secretary/chairperson please contact Mary Kenny on 08619 95742 or Mary O’Brien on 08636 95672. More people are needed to be involved and if this does not happen then they are left with no alternative but to pull out of the games for the year. Please let them know as soon as possible as the area needs to be registered with the County.

Crafty Ladies

Just a reminder for our next meeting which will held on Friday, 21 November Katherine will be doing a Thanksgiving themed craft session. Please bring something nice to eat, and also if you would like to do some hands on holiday crafts bring a clean empty glass jar and any acrylic paints, a paint brush, glitter and glue, old Christmas card you may have sitting around. It’s going to be fun, fun, fun. New members are always welcome! Contact 08712 52213 for more details.


Movember is on the way locally with many men, including local County Councillor Paddy O’Rourke, who have volunteered to grow a moustache for the thirty days of November. Readers would be encouraged to support the event wherever you see a sponsorship card.

Social Dancing

Social dancing will be held next Saturday night, 22 November in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music by Lancers. All are welcome!

G.F.C. Lotto Results
The draw was held on Saturda, 15 November 2014 and the numbers drawn on the night were 2, 8, 9, and 11. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were Robert Maguire, JJ Murphy, Belturbet; Mick Keegan and John Brady. Next week’s draw will be held in Gorby’s bar on 22 November when the Jackpot will be €2,800. Those in charge of the draw will be members of the St Joseph’s team.

Oil Painting

Oil painting classes continue in Teach Dúchais, Drumeela each Monday night from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. New painting subject will commence on Monday night 24 November. Please bring along your favourite Christmas Crib sample. Beginners and improvers are welcome! For further information, contact 08727 87139.

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.