Women’s Group

Women’s Group

Following their very successful show last year Carrigallen Women’s Group are holding a Fashion Show on Friday next, 8 November in the Corn Mill Theatre and Arts Centre. Shops participating are Purple Orange Boutique owned by Helen McCartin; Denim Plus by Elizabeth Glancy and Sally West Cavan; Raval at Bonnie B and Quiz Carrick-on-Shannon. Hats by Jennifer Wyrnne Design. Local Models. Spot Prizes galore. Admission is €10. Refreshments served at the Coffee Dock. Proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer; Carrigallen Community Care and Women’s Group. All are welcome! Doors open at 7:30pm and Show starts at 8:30pm. Bookings on 049 4339612 or 086 8765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm or

Trad Fest

The first annual Carrigallen Trad Fest took place in and around Carrigallen last weekend. It was a serious weekend of music, songs and devilment. The academy was a huge success with over sixty children getting intense tuition from some of music’s greatest legends. According to the organiser John McCartin the “Corn Mill Theatre Carrigallen gig was an absolute pleasure to do and the audience were just fantastic. Of course, the session trail brought us a blast of mighty tunes, tall stories and sore heads”. John would like to thank all the musicians and tutors Eleanor Shanley, Liam Kelly, Pádraig MacSamhráin, John Daly, Christopher Maguire, Aishling McPhillips, Daithí Gormley, Caoimhe Kearins, Deirdre Hurley, Donal O’Reilly, Martin Smith, Cein Sweeney and Ronan Sweeney. ‘Can’t wait to do it all again next year’!

Gaelscoile for the Region?

A public meeting has been arranged for Thursday 7 November in the Ballinamore Seán O’Heslin’s GAA clubrooms at 8pm to discuss the possibility of setting up a Gaelscoil or All Irish medium Primary School in Ballinamore to serve the South East Leitrim/West Cavan area. Parents of preschool children are especially invited to attend and anyone with an interest in the proposal. Representatives from other Gaelscoileanna will attend to outline how similar schools operate and the benefits of attending a Gaelscoil.

Unwind the Mind!

Unwind the mind - Prepare for the festive season! Four more weeks of calming YOGA for November starting on Thursday 7th, at 7:30pm in Newtowngore Hall. €32 for four weeks. Contact Julie for more information on 0871252213.

Crafty Ladies

Crafty Ladies Carrigallen next meeting will be held on Friday 8 November 2013 from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the room beside Carrigallen Post Office with Card Making by Julie Williams. Don’t forget to bring a hand made item to represent your emotion. New members are always welcomed.

Active Age

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age is getting ‘active’ again!

At a recent meeting it was agreed that we need to get back to some regular exercise classes, but perhaps with a bit of a twist! Julie Smith will be leading the sessions and has offered to begin each evening with a few selected Zumba dance moves, after that winding down with some relaxing Yoga. We plan to have three weekly sessions before Christmas, and three sessions starting in the New Year. Sounds different, we can’t wait! We are also planning a day trip to the Galway Continental Christmas Market at the beginning of December – just the place, we understand, to find something special for that person who has everything. And of course our annual Christmas Party must not be forgotten!

Lotto Results
The draw was held on Saturday 2 November 2013 and the numbers drawn on the night were 7,27, 28, and 29. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were Niall Reilly, Amanda Donohoe, Peter Donohoe, Gortermone and Pat McDermott.  Next week’s draw will be held in MJ’s Pub on 9 November and the Jackpot will be €9,000.  Those in charge on the night will be Rory Harte, Eamon Dolan and Michael Donohoe.


Bingo next Sunday night 10 November 2013 in the Community Centre at 8:30pm.  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.

Shoebox and Whiskey

Wishing the cast and crew of the Corn Mill Theatre Group, every success during the One Act Festival 2013 circuit, with their production of Shoebox and Whiskey, written by Charles McGuinness and producded by Maura Farrelly McGuinness.

Memorial Service

An Ecumenical Memorial Service to remember all who died in the Bawnboy Workhouse and those who are buried in the Workhouse graveyard, in St Mogue’s Church Bawnboy on Friday 8 November 2013 at 8:00pm. This November is the 160th anniversary of the admission of the first inmates to Bawnboy Workhouse which served Leitrim, Cavan and Fermanagh. All are welcome.