Margaret of New Orleans

Margaret of New Orleans

Margaret of New Orleans AGM will be held in the meeting room in Carrigallen Community Centre on Sunday 2 March 2014 at 3:00pm.  All welcome. 

The Devil’s Ceili

The Corn Mill Theatre Group presents The Devil’s Céilí, a play written by Philip Doherty and Kevin McGahern and directed by Ronan Ward on Friday, 28 February, Saturday 1 and Sunday, 2 March. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm sharp. Booking at 049 4339612 or 0868765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm or at This play is not suitable for children and there is Strobe lighting.


Sympathy is extended to Patricia Lynch and family, Kilbracken, Carrigallen on the recent death of her father, Michael Lynch, Kilcogy, Co Cavan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Coffee morning

Local girl, Lucy Anne McDermott, along with other Nursing Students from St Angela’s College, Sligo are participating in the Kilmore Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage. They are running a coffee morning to raise funds on Sunday, 2 March in the Community Centre after 11:30am Mass. Any donations are welcome and your support would be very much appreciated. Contact Lucy Anne 087 2809995.

Prayer Service

World Day of Prayer Service will take place in Church of Ireland, Bredagh, Carrigallen on Friday 7 March 2014 at 8:00pm. This is an international and interdenominational movement of prayer and the service has been prepared by the christian women of Egypt.  All are welcome.  Refreshments will be provided afterwards in Bredagh Old National School which has lately been refurbished.

Connacht win

Congratulations to Gary Reynolds and the Connacht team on bridging a 45 year wait to win the Inter-Provincial /cup over a much fancied Ulster team who were the reigning champions on a scoreline of 2-19 to 1-7 in Tuam Stadium last Sunday, 23 February. Well done to all involved! Gary is son of Rita and Terry Reynolds, Gortermone, Carrigallen.

Mick Flavin

Mick Flavin will be in concert on Thursday, 6 March in the Corn Mill Theatre.

Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or 0868765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm or at

Drama Festival
The 33rd Drama festival starts in Ballinamore on March 7 to March 16 with ten nights of top class drama. Opening night starts with John B Keane’s play ‘Moll’ followed Saturday night with ‘The Hen Night Epiphany’, two comedy nights on the trot. Come along and enjoy the plays, a cup of tea and chat.   Concessions are available for OAP’s and Students. See Observer for full list of plays or poster in shops and Library. Please support.


The death took place recently in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA of Nan Donohoe, late of Gortermone and daughter of the late Farrell John and Katie Donohoe, and predeceased by her brothers Andy, Dublin; John Joe, Gortermone and her sister, Elizabeth, Cavan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.


Congratulations to GAA President-elect Aogán Ó Fearghail from our neighbour county Cavan and wishing him well in his position.


Carrigallen Walks continue on Tuesday and Thursdays, meet at 6:50pm at Carrigallen Community Centre and walk starts at 7:00pm. Sunday walk starts at 2:25pm. See for updates or contact Paul on 0860382232.

The draw was held on Saturday, 22 February and the numbers drawn on the night were 6, 17, 28, and 29. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were Veronica Beirne, Ashley Bowes, Mary Crocker, Freddie Faulkner. Next week’s draw will be held in the Kilbrackan Arms Hotel on 1 March and the Jackpot will be €10,600. Those in charge on the night will be Declan Donohoe, Kevin O’Rourke and John O’Neill.

Mary Ellen Murray RIP

Mary Ellen Murray was the second child born to the late Elizabeth (Bessie) and Eugene Murray, Aughavore, Carrigallen. At the age of eleven, she left Aughavore and went to school located on the Navan Road, Dublin. Five years later she moved to St Joseph’s, Clonsilla and this became her home. She helped with the everyday duties along with having a little job. She was greatly noted for been very meticulous. In later years her quality of life deteriorated and she became wheelchair bound. Her final years were spent in Bethal House which is a facility at St Joseph’s for residents in declining years. Mary Ellen was visited regularly by her family and was accompanied by seven members of her family when she died at 1:40am on Sunday 26 January 2014. Her remains were received by Fr Johnny Cusack and Funeral Mass was con-celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Drumeela by Fr Ultan McGoohan and Fr Denis Murray PP. Internment took place in the family plot in the adjoining cemetery. She is survived by her brothers Hughie, John, Jimmie, Joe London; Bernard USA; Terence, Vincent and Peter Carrigallen also sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grand nephews and grand nieces. Predeceased by her parents Elizabeth and Eugene, brothers Noel and Michael, niece Carmel and enfant brother Tommy and sister Kathleen.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

Community Care

AGM of Carrigallen Community Care will be held in Health Centre, Carrigallen on Wednesday night, 26 February at 9pm. Carrigallen Community Care provides a very important service in our local Community. We urgently need new members in order to continue with our work. So if you can come along on the night or help in any way you are most welcome.

Computer classes

Free Basic Computer Classes starting soon in Ballinamore and Mohill Libraries. Course is funded by FÁS and FÁS eligibility applies. For more information or to register your interest please contact Aidan on 071-9158700 as there are limited numbers of places available.

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 Tuesday from10:00am to 12.30pm. For more information please contact Sarah on 086-6035977.