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.

Thank you!

Nicola Coyne would like to thank everyone who supported the Tea Dance and to the ladies who took part in this year’s Mini Marathon. The total raised for Cavan Hospital’s Oncology Unit is €4510. €1131 was raised at the dance and the rest from sponsorship.

Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking

Big Guerilla Productions present a one-man play called ‘Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking’, written and performed by Seamus O’Rourke and directed by Charles McGuinness in the Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen on Friday, 11 July at 8:30pm, doors open at 8:00pm. The play follows the life of Padraig Potts McKiernan, from growing up near the tiny rural village of Drumnamee, County Leitrim in the 70’s and 80’s to falling in love with Silvia Lang, a perfect protestant girl, to marrying Mary Tague, the priests housekeeper, who he never really liked and eventually to the realisation that the world isn’t as big as he first thought. This is a story full of Nostalgia, Innocence, Olympic standard sex and Holy Water Salad dressing. Setting for the play is provided by Noel Nash and Lighting design by Philip McIntyre. Booking is essential on 049 4339612, 086 8765377 between 10:00am and 4:00pm or

Swimming classes

Irish Water Safety Swimming Classes at Gulladoo Lake for two weeks, starting 14 July 2014. Enrolment will take place at the lake at 9:30am on Monday, 14 July. Contact Sheila Mollahan on 04943 39619 for further information.

Charity concert

The Thunder Rolls Garth Brooks Charity Concert for one night only on Saturday, 19 July 2014 at the Marquee, Mitchell’s Bar, Carrigallen starting at 9:00pm. All proceeds in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Unit, Cavan and Cancer Research Ireland.

Bredagh Old School Barbecue

A very successful barbecue was held at Bredagh Old School recently. Mervyn Richardson, on behalf of the Committee thanked all those present, those who gave subscriptions, to all who helped out in any way and he informed the extra large crowd that it was going to be an annual event from now on.

G.F.C. Lotto
The draw was held on Saturday, 5 July 2014 and the numbers drawn on the night were 3, 15, 19, and 24. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were Jimmy & Dympna Morrow, Pauline McGurk, Gretta O’Neill (14 Club), and Dympna Morrow (14 Club). Next week’s draw will be held in MJ’s Pub on 12 July when the Jackpot will be €12,500. Those in charge on the night are Teresa Donohoe, Barry Dolan and Conor O’Neill.

Taispeántas Samhraidh

The annual Art exhibition will take place in Teach Dúchais, Drumeela on Friday, 11 July at 8:30pm. The exhibition will be opened by Mr Ted Crompton, artist, who will speak on the subject of painting in water colours. There will also be a music recital on the night featuring piano, harp, violin, and singing. Refreshments will be served. Everybody welcome! A special welcome goes to the Transition Year students from Carrigallen Vocational School who is invited to exhibit their work at this exhibition. Works of Art in any medium are welcome for display and will be taken into Teach Dúchais on Thursday, 10 July between 6:00pm and 9:00pm. There will be an Outdoor Painting Workshop on Saturday, 12 July with assembly at Teach Dúchais at 10:30am. Workshop will be held indoors if weather is wet. Bring a packed lunch and painting materials. Enquiries and information at 07196 36012. Supported by Forás Éireann.

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.

Diocesan Triduum of Prayer

Diocesan Triduum of Prayer to mark the year of the Holy Name of Jesus on Friday 11, Saturday 12, and Sunday 13 July 2014 in St. Mary’s Church, Staghall, Belturbet, Co Cavan. Fr. Liam McCarthy OFM from the Franciscan Community in Galway will be the preacher for the three days.  Mass will be on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00p.m. Bishop Leo O’Reilly will be the principal celebrant of the Sunday morning Mass at 11:30am.  The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available on Saturday from 11:00am to 12 noon and 7:00pm to 7:45pm. 2014 is the Year of the Holy Name of Jesus in Ireland for the Franciscans and the Poor Clare Federation and the wider Franciscan family. The aim of the Year is simple – to foster a renewed reverence and devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus, and in so doing to deepen personal love for the Lord Jesus and faithfulness to His Gospel among all people. For more information, please contact the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre on 049 4375004.