Congratulations to Marie O’Rourke, daughter of Bernadette and Kieran O’Rourke, Tully South, Carrigallen and Cormac Sheridan, Cavan Town on the occasion of their wedding on Sunday, 3 August in St Mary’s Church Carrigallen. Bridesmaids were Susan & Caroline O’Rourke (sisters of the bride), Ann Marie Henry and Sonia Sheridan. Bestman was Steven Busschots and groomsmen were Alan Brady, Martin Doonan and Finnán Sheridan. Pageboy was Mathew O’Rourke and Flower girl was Kayleigh Sheridan. Wedding ceremony was celebrated by Fr Ultan McGoohan CC, The Presbytery, Farnham Street, Cavan. Afterwards the happy couple along with their families and friends made their way to Hotel Kilmore, Cavan for the wedding reception. Wishing Marie and Cormac a long and happy life of wedded bliss!

Community Care

Carrigallen Community Care wish to acknowledge and express our deep appreciation to the Coyne family for the sum of €475 donated to us from the Gary Coyne Memorial Football Tournament. Much appreciated by everybody.

Margaret of New Orleans

Margaret’s cottage is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm for the month of August. Come and see all the new renovations, the new Lectern and get up-to-date news on the developments of Margaret’s beatification.


Sympathy is extended to Aisling Doonan and family, Druminchin Glebe, Carrigallen on the recent death of her father Fran McKeon, Glenlara, Cavan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

G.F.C. Lotto
The draw was held on Saturday, 9 August and the numbers drawn on the night were 5, 14, 18, and 22. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were Irene O’Neill (14 Club), Karl Ward (14 Club), Patricia Brady and Thiernan O’Rourke. Next week’s draw will be held in Gorby’s Bar on 16 August 2014 when the Jackpot will be €13,000. Those in charge on the night will be Declan Donohoe, John O’Neill and Kevin O’Rourke.

Good Luck!

It is all go for the participants of the Rose of Tralee International Festival 2014 as they tour around our beautiful country. This year they have came to lovely Leitrim where they went on a boat trip on Moon River, attended a gala dinner in Lough Rynn Castle Estate Hotel, among other events. One of the other events was ‘how to brush dance’ under the guidance of previous Leitrim Rose Edwina Guckian, this of course was no trouble to Dublin Rose Róisín Lyons, who has Carrigallen blood running through her, her father Gerry is a member of the highly respected Lyons family from Killahurk, Carrigallen and she is a professional Irish dancer with Lord of the Dance, she danced alongside Michael Flatley for the return tour in 2010 and later became the lead dancer in 2012. Róisín continued to tour the world joining a new production ‘Heartbeat of Home’ by the producers of Riverdance in 2013. Good luck to all the Roses and wishing Róisín all the best in the Dome!


The Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan, with the support of the Cavan Arts Office, will host a workshop on Saturday, 16 August 2014 from 10:00am to 2:00pm with the professional American composer and professional liturgical musician, Tom Kendzia. The workshop is open to anybody who is interested in contemporary church music and will feature musical composition culminating in an open score session which will offer an insight into the whole composition process. There will be an opportunity during this session for composers to have their music discussed, if they so wish. Anyone who would like to do so should make their interest known when registering for the workshop. Booking for the workshop in Cavan is essential by phoning the Centre on 049 4375004 extension 102 or by email to before noon on Friday 15 August next. The fee will be €20 per participant which includes tea/coffee on arrival and a light lunch. Some of Tom Kendzia’s music will feature during a Mass for the Feast of the Assumption which will be celebrated in the Pastoral Centre Chapel on Friday evening, 15 August 2014, at 7:30pm. The celebrant will be Fr. Enda Murphy, Diocesan Director of Pastoral Services and Youth Ministry. The musical director will be Paul Flynn.

Longford Tourism

The Co Longford Tourism Committee is hosting the inaugural Ray Flynn Mile in Longford Town on Saturday, the 23 August 2014, in honour of the Longford native, who holds the Irish record for the 1500 meters and the mile, as well as a world record as part of an all-Irish 4x1 mile relay team. This race will be run on the Ballinalee Road, beginning at the roundabout and finishing at St Mel’s Cathedral Car Park. The meeting point will be the enterprise centre on the Ballinalee Road. The event will help form part of a running festival weekend in Longford that includes the 13th Annual Longford Marathon, scheduled for Sunday 24 August. The Ray Flynn event will include an elite race, an over 40s race, and juvenile races. People who just want to support the Tourism committee are most welcome and are invited to walk the mile with friends or family. Registration is €10 for adults and €4 for juveniles, and advance registration is available through Eventbrite, . People who are registered to run in the marathon on the following day can run the mile event at a subsidised fee of €5. As part of National Heritage Week, Longford Tourism is hosting a heritage walk along the route of The Royal Canal from Richmond Harbour in Clondra. Led by Fr Tom Murray this interesting and informative walk will take in some of the beautiful scenery of the newly opened Royal Canal Cycleway. Refreshments will be served afterwards in The Richmond Inn, Clondra. The walk starts at 7.30pm on Tuesday evening 26 August.