CORRESPONDENT: Readers will be sorry to hear that regular correspondent JJ Rudden is presently in hospital where we understand he is making a good recovery and hopes to return to his writing desk in advance of next week’s issue of this paper. In the meantime we will attempt to bring you up to date on events and goings on in the area.
LATE JOE GALLAGHER: The area was saddened to hear of the passing of Joe Gallagher of Church St which occurred at St Patricks Carrick on Shannon where he had been a patient for some years having been struck down with illness some six years ago at a young age. Joe who had returned from the Irish army following a fruitful career came to live in church St from where he got to know everyone paricularly those who shared his passion for gardening. As gardening was an all consuming thing for Joe indeed his own garden was a beauty to be held with both vegetables & flowers the names of many some regular gardeners could hardly pronounce. Joe travelled to many other people’s gardens to help and advise them on how to best manage their plots. Joe’s funeral here in St Mary’s was attended by a large crowd both from his native Killeshandra and local people with whom he had become acquainted following the funeral mass which was concelebrated by Rev Denis Murray PP and Rev Sean McDermott chaplain to the Irish army . His remains were accompanied by a unit of the Irish army along with family and friends to St Bridgets cemetery at Killeshandra . Sympathy is extended to Joe’s sisters nephews nieces in laws and friends .May he rest in peace.
SYMPATHY: Mrs Mamie Smith of Carrigallen was bereaved by the death of her sister Mrs Bridie Egan which occurred suddenly in England. Mrs Egan had only visited her sister here a few weeks ago. May she rest in peace.
SUMMMER FESTIVAL: Plans for the annual summer festival are progressing with regular meetings taking place . Committee meetings say more volunteers are needed if the event is to succeed. next meeting in Pat Mastersons on wed 20th at 9pm.
BEREAVED: Local garda Hugh Brady was bereaved by the death of his father in law the late Philip O’Reilly of Derrries Killashendra who was at an advanced age the late Phillip would have been well known having held a senior position in the North eastern cattle breeding society where he worked for many years making a significant contribution to stock improvement.
CARRIGALLEN BINGO: AGM of Bingo committee takes place in Community Centre on Tuesday night 19th at 9pm. Bingo returns to Carrigallen on 1st Sunday in August . A sign that Summer is half gone and the football championship is upon us.
HB ICE CREAM CHALLANGE: The committee at Happy Feet Child care recently organised an ice cream party with the ice cream sponsored by HB over 600 euro was raised for Downs Syndrom.