Carrigallen notes

carrigallen notes

carrigallen notes


The committee of Margaret of New Orleans Birthplace is delighted to announce the allocation of €20,654 funding for further works to complete Margaret’s cottage from Leitrim Development Company, Drumshanbo.

The money has been provided to bring the cottage up to a higher level of finish for visitors and craft courses to be held in the cottage as an on-going basis, providing an enhanced visitor attraction for the locality. The committee has made links with Bredagh Old National, which is near completion and Michael Masterson’s Haggard in Ballyduffy, Moyne, Co. Longford. We hope to have many links in the future to promote each other’s projects and for people to enjoy what the area has to offer.

The works will be completed by December 2013 and we will then look forward to welcoming further visitors to the area for the 2014 season and beyond.

Text Alert

Carrigallen Community Text Alert Scheme is now in its third year and has proven very beneficial in the prevention of crime in this area. Membership is now due for renewal and renewal envelopes can be got in the local shops in Carrigallen and Newtowngore. Membership remains the same as the last two years at €5. Anyone who has paid membership and are not receiving text messages can contact Neville Patterson on 087 9282098 or Martina McCann at McCann’s Centra Supermarket to have the problem resolved.

Theatre Group

The Corn Mill Theatre Group present two One Act Plays Shoebox and Whiskey written by Charles McGuinness and directed by Maura Farrelly McGuinness; Riders to the Sea written by John Millington Synge and directed by Fr. Patsy Young on Monday, October 28. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm.

Booking on 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm or


Bingo next Sunday night October 20 in the Community Centre at 9pm. Weekly prize money is over €3,000. Lucky Number €50 and will increase by €20 each night until won. On Page 9 there is €1,000 for the full house. Please support.

Carrigallen GFC Lotto

On Saturday, October 12 the numbers drawn were 2, 5, 16, and 32. No Jackpot winner and four winners of €50 each were Terence Reynolds (13 Club), Declan Grimes, Tracy Flynn and Seamus McManus, Beaghmore. Next week’s draw will be in Masterson’s Pub on October 19 and the jackpot will be €8,700.

Harvest Thanksgiving

Harvest Thanksgiving in the Church of Ireland Aughavas on Sunday, October 20 at 3pm.