An exhibition of memorabilia from the Official opening of Pairc Carraig Álainn and around that era is on display in Carrigallen Library until Monday, 3 November 2014. The opening took place on Easter Sunday, 22 April 1984 and was performed by former Leitrim and Connacht football star Packie McGarty and the Blessing was by His Lordship, the Bishop of Kilmore, Most Rev. Dr. Francis McKiernan. Many thanks to Maureen Gormley, and Gretta O’Neill in providing material from that time; to Julie Williams and to my colleagues Mary Conefrey and Tracey Flynn, Local Studies Ballinamore Library for their help and advice. All are welcome to view this exhibition.

Carrigallen Library opening hours are Monday 1:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45am to 2:45 & 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm. Telephone no 04943 39188.

Paint it Pink Girls Night

Carrigallen Women’s Group are holding a night of beauty by Sonya Cosmetics with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer on Friday 24 October at 8:30pm in Bredagh Old School. Refreshments will be served and spot prizes on the night. Admission is €10 because it’s a fundraiser. All are welcome!


Food Drive in aid of St Vincent de Paul will be held at Margaret of New Orleans Cottage, Tully South, Carrigallen on Sunday 26 October 2014 from 12noon to 3:00pm. There will be homemade soup, tea and coffee served. Storytellers, music and children’s’ activities throughout the day. Donations of non-perishable goods for St. Vincent de Paul appeal. Items we are seeking need to be well within the sell by date or long life items such as rice, pasta, baby food, Christmas items, food, biscuits, briquettes, coats, gloves, scarves, new toys, shop vouchers or One4All vouchers. Contact Kathy Lyons 0894147953 or email for more information.

Soapbox Derby

Castlederg Soapbox Derby was recently featured on Irish TV Tyrone Matters and local contestants Padraig Gormley, Neville Paterson and Ken Doonan were interviewed. Padraig and Neville were the overall winners. Well done lads!


Mass for the deceased members and staff of Leitrim County Council will be held on Monday, 3 November 2014 in St Mary’s Church, Carrick-on-Shannon at 8pm. Refreshments will be provided for all in the Bush Hotel afterwards.

Halloween Party

Carrigallen NS Parent’s Association are hosting a Halloween Party on Friday the 31st October in the Community Hall from6-8pm. All are welcome to join is for some spooky fun and games. Admission is €5 per child with concessions available for families. Fancy dress is optional.


Hello all and welcome to Movember Carrigallen 2014. This Year we are holding the event in Mitchell’s Bar & Restaurant, Main Street Carrigallen. Pat and the staff are ready to go. Our registration night will take place on Sunday 26 October. Our launch night will be held on Saturday 1 November. Get involved now and give your names into Mitchell’s or email Terry at You can also ring Big Mick on 0894233140. Show your interest now and call. Movember is about bringing back the moustache (Mo), having fun and doing good to change the face of men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Mo Bros take action by changing their appearance through the growth of a new moustache for the 30 days of Movember, and in doing so become walking, talking billboards for men’s health. Mo Sistas sign up and commit to supporting the men in their lives while helping to promote men’s health at home, in the workplace and within their community. The moustache is our ribbon – it’s our way of generating conversations, awareness and raising funds for men’s health.

G.F.C. Lotto Results
The draw was held on Saturday, 18 October 2014 and the numbers drawn on the night were 8, 12, 18, and 30. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were David Kells, Carmel Cassidy, Seamus O’Rourke (14 Club) and Shauna Cooke. Next week’s draw will be held in Charley Farrelly’s Bar on 25 October 2014 when the Jackpot will be €2,400. Those in charge of the draw will be Bonnie O’Rourke, Ann McGovern and Noel Kiernan.

Social Dancing

Social dancing next Saturday night, 25 October in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel from 10:00pm to 12:30am. Music by Mountain Fever. All are welcome!

Corn Mill Theatre

Upcoming events in the Corn Mill Theatre - Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking on 6, 7, and 8 November; 11th Annual One Act Drama Festival on 21, 22, and 23 November. Booking at 04943 39612, 08687 65377 between 10:00am and 4:00pm or

Gallant 15km Challenge 

The 11th Annual Gallant 15km Challenge in aid of St Christopher’s Hospice Cavan takes place Saturday, 25th October 2014. Sponsorship cards are available from St Christopher’s Hospice 049-4332999, Ciaran Weir 086-0753309 or William Hughes on 086-3584700.

Outreach Service

The Mohill Family Support Centre’s Outreach Service will be available in Carrigallen’s Primary Care Centre every Tuesday from 10:00am to 12:30pm.


If you have any notes you wish to be included here please contact me by Sunday evening at or by phone on 0868696686.