The wedding took place on Sunday, 29 December on Louise Reilly, daughter of Marian and Brendan Reilly, Rockview, Beaghmore, Carrigallen and Norman Gough, Wellington, New Zealand. Bridesmaids were Imelda Prior (friend of bride), Stephanie McCabe, (New Zealand) and Elaine Reilly, (sister-in-law). Bestman was Mark Gough and Groosmen were Andrew Smith, (New Zealand) and Gary Reilly, (bride’s brother). Page boys were Aaron Reilly, (bride’s nephew) and Tommie Prior. The wedding ceremony was celebrated by Fr Sean McDermott and readers were Derek Reilly and Aisling Reilly; Prayers of the Faithful were Kathleen Dolan, Katie Gough, Sammie Gough and Raymond Reilly. Reception was held in the Pikers Lodge, Loch Gowna where the happy couple partied with family and friends from Ireland and New Zealand. Louise and Norman are returning to live in New Zealand via New York for their honeymoon. Congratulations to Louise and Norman and wishing them a long life of health and happiness!

Creative writing

The Carrigallen creative writing group will start up again on this Wednesday, 22 January. Led by Susie Minto, storyteller and author of the recently-published Leitrim Folk Tales, the group is open to all levels of writers, from beginner to more experienced. In each session participants do two short pieces of writing based on triggers offered by the facilitator. This term the group will meet weekly. Each session is from 7:00pm to9:30pm in the library. The cost for six sessions is €60, payable at registration. Concessions available. Call Susie on 087 996 1031 for more information or inquire at the library.  Opening hours Monday – 1:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45am to 2:45pm & 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm. Phone no 049 4339188.

The cuppa club
Are you a senior citizen and interested in meeting old friends and making new ones? Join us on Fridays in Mitchell’s, Carrigallen between 11:00am and 12:30pm for a sociable cuppa and a chat! Starting this Friday, 24 January.

Table quiz

St Joseph’s Football Ladies are holding a table quiz in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel on Friday next, 24 January 2014 at 9:00pm. €40 per table of four. Spot prizes on the night. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

Women’s Group

Carrigallen Women’s group are holding their first meeting of 2014 in Charlie Farrelly’s on Saturday, 25 January at 9pm with a Yoga night with laughter, hosted by Ann Mullens from Monaghan. Hope to see all our ladies and everyone welcome.

Corn Mill Theatre

Big Guerilla Productions present Dig, written and directed by Seamus O’Rourke in the Corn Mill Theatre on Saturday, 1st & Sunday, 2nd February 2014. Cast includes Seamus O’Rourke, Shane Carroll, Tommy Sharkey and Charles McGuinness. Doors open at 8pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Admission €15 / €10. Booking at 049 4339612 or (086) 8765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm or at


Start the New Year with a new relaxed you. Unwind the mind with Yoga in Newtowngore Hall for six weeks, starting on Thursday 23 January at 8:00pm. Beginners start at 7:40pm on the first night only. Contact Julie on 087125 2213.

Game night

Carrigallen Gun Club are holding a Wild Game Tasting Night on next Saturday, 25 January 2014 at 9pm in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen. Among the culinary delights on the menu, all prepared by Donal and staff, will be venison, pheasant, duck, rabbit, woodcock, pigeon, pike and trout which were all contributed by the club members. Come and taste the many dishes on offer! Admission is optional. All are welcome!

Outreach Service

Do you need support or information on a variety of issues such as social welfare, education or housing rights etc? Mohill Family Support Centre offers a free and confidential support service in Carrigallen Primary Care Centre on Tuesdays from10:00am to 12.30pm. For more information please contact Sarah on 086-6035977.

The draw was held on Saturday, 18 January 2014 and the numbers drawn on the night were 5, 16, 23, and 32. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were K. Clarke, Margaret ging, Stephen Gray & Edel and Mick Keegan.  Next week’s draw will be held in Pat Masterson’s Bar on 25 January and the Jackpot will be €10,100.  Those in charge on the night will be Teresa Donohoe, Noel Kiernan and Declan Donohoe. New people are needed to join the lotto teams and anyone interested please can contact Declan on 089 4416872.


Bingo next Sunday night will be the last bingo for this season as it will be held in Arva for the next six months. 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.


Meet every Tuesday & Thursday at 6:50pm at Carrigallen Community Centre and also Sundays at 2:20pm from the Community Centre. Walk takes approximately 1 hour. Contact Paul for more details on 086-0382232 or Facebook Carrigallen Walks.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Paul Kilgannon from Carrigallen will be climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, highest free standing mountain in the world this October in aid of Irish Cancer Society. There are a number of events planned. Facebook leitrimtokilimanjaro for more details.

Thank you

Cathriona McManus and Áine Murray would like to thank all those who contributed to Breakthrough Cancer Research and who helped out on the day and a special thank you to all those who took the plunge on Christmas Day in Gulladoo Lake. A total of €2,600 was raised.

Blood unit

The Blood Transfusion mobile unit team will return again to The Community Centre, Ballinamore on Wednesday 29th January from 3p.m. To 5p.m  and 7p.m. to 9.30p.m. Some 3000 units (pints) of blood are needed overall each week to cater for emergency and routine cases requiring transfusions of blood and blood products in hospitals all over the country.  Thanks to everyone who attended the last clinic which was the best turn out yet so please come again to the Community Centre, Ballinamore on Wednesday, 29th January  and if possible bring a friend.