Margaret of New Orleans

Margaret of New Orleans

Margaret’s cottage is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm for the months of July and August. Come and see all the new renovations, the new Lectern and get up-to-date news on the developments of Margaret’s beatification. Art classes will be held on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July. All are welcome!

Charity concert

The Thunder Rolls Garth Brooks Charity concert for one night only on Saturday, 19 July at the Marquee, Mitchell’s Bar, Carrigallen starting at 9:00pm, performed by Pat Doonan, Bryan Mulligan, Eoghan Doonan, Tommy Hunt, James Doonan, Liam Doonan, Conor Doonan, Mary Harte, Liz Doonan, Daniel Mimna and Padraig O’Reilly with special guests Evening Star. Tickets €10. All proceeds in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Unit, Cavan and Cancer Research Ireland. More details available on 0866044086.

Owen Carron retires
On 24 June 2014, Mr Owen Carron retired having spent over ten years as Principal of St Mary’s National School. A native of Fermanagh, Mr Carron commenced his teaching career in Northern Ireland and had been Principal at Drumnamore National School in Aughavas, Co Leitrim before coming to Carrigallen in January 2004. Right from the beginning, Owen’s affable personality endeared him to staff, parents and pupils. During his term he oversaw many significant improvements at the school including the provision of some extra class room space quite recently. Enthusiastic about sport, Owen encouraged the various school teams, many of which enjoyed considerable success, and he was equally supportive of anything the school took part in, be it quizzes, art competitions, obtaining flags under the schools environmental flag scheme. Gaelic language and traditional music was of particular interest to him and he encouraged the promotion of both where the opportunity arose. Always a man for no fuss, Owen insisted his retirement function would be simple and involve the pupils, so on 24 June students, teachers, parents on Board of Management and Parent’s Association all joined Owen along with his wife, Siobhan and family for Mass celebrated by Fr D. Murray before returning to the school for refreshments where presentations were made by the Board of Management and students along with the Parents Association. Chair of the Board of Management, Jim Hannon paid tribute to Owen for his commitment and dedication over the years. While chair of Parent’s Association, Paddy O’Rourke wished Owen well in his retirement and thanked him for having been so easy to work with over the years. Veronica Harte, BoM presented Owens wife, Siobhan with a bouquet of flowers. Wishing Owen a long, healthy and a happy retirement.


Summer Reading Tree project continue in Carrigallen Library. Any child who has signed up still has time to have the required number of books read to get their certificate and be entered into the draw for books and an iPad. For more information contact the Library on 04943 39188. Opening hours Monday 1:30pm to 3:30pm & 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Wednesday 10:45am to 2:45pm & 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Swimming classes

Irish Water Safety Swimming Classes continue at Gulladoo Lake. Contact Sheila Mollahan on 04943 39619 for further information.

G.F.C. Lotto
The draw was held on Saturday, 12 July 2014 and the numbers drawn on the night were 2, 16, 25, and 27. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were Mary Farrell, Denise Freehill, Cathal Farrelly (14 Club), and Declan O’Brien. Next week’s draw will be held in Charley Farrelly’s Pub on 19 July when the Jackpot will be €12,600. Those in charge on the night are Ann O’Malley, Teresa Donohoe, and Michael Donohoe.

Good luck

Good luck to Josie Kenny, last year’s winner of the Make and Model competition for her return trip to An Grianán on Saturday next, 19 July 2014. She will be representing Aughavas ICA.

Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Alzheimer Society of Ireland provide a day service in a ‘home from home’ setting three days per week – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – in Ballinamore and the surrounding areas. Bus service available. Contact Geraldine 087 6486807 or Majella 071 9146400.

Memorial Tractor Run

Philip Sorohan Memorial Tractor Run will take place on Sunday, 20 July 2014 with registration taking place at the 98 Bar Ballinamuck at 10:30am. All proceeds to the Patient Care Fund St Joseph’s Care Centre, Longford and Arus Carolan Nursing Unit Mohill. For more information please contact 086 3847482 or 086 8724458. Your support will be greatly appreciated.