The Corn Mill Theatre Group are looking for two male actors to join the cast of their new and exciting production of the ‘Devil’s Ceili’ by Philip Doherty and Kevin McGahern (Republic of Telly), age between 18 and 40. No lines to learn. No experience necessary. Just lots of energy and commitment required and must be available for home shows in mid February and also to travel on festival circuit in March. Contact Director Ronan Ward on 087 4130468.

Crafty ladies

Calling all Crafty Ladies, let’s get crafty for 2014; first meeting of the New Year will be on Friday 7 February in room beside Post Office, Carrigallen from 10am to 12:30pm. Bring your latest crafting project to show off or ask for help. Also, clothing swap shop for those unloved items from your wardrobe, they may be another lady’s ideal piece, so let’s swap em over! A discussion about what we want to see happening in our 2014 group meetings!!! All are welcome!

The Devil’s Ceili

The Corn Mill Theatre Group present The Devil’s Ceili, a play written by Philip Doherty & Kevin McGahern and directed by Ronan Ward on Friday 14, Saturday 15 and Sunday, 16 February; Friday 21, Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 February 2014; Friday 28 February, Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 March 2014. Previews on 11 & 12 February. This play is not suitable for children. Doors open at 8pm and show starts at 8:30pm. Booking at 049 4339612 or 0868765377 between 10:00am-4:00pm or at


Sympathy is extended to Kathleen McKenna and family, 2 Mill Lane, Carrigallen on the death of her mother, Rose Corry, Ballinagh, Co Cavan which occurred last Wednesday. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

Active Age

Carrigallen and Drumeela Active Age will be holding their AGM on Monday, 10 March 2014 in the Health Centre, Carrigallen.


Zumba Dancing/Yoga will recommence on Monday 17th February. Contact 04943 39946 for further details.


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.

Athletic group

Proposed athletic group for Carrigallen. Would those interested please contact Paul Kilgannon 0860382232, and particularly seeking a Group Leader(s) who will have full support from Leitrim Sports Partnership in setting up and organising a group to make use of the floodlit track.

Charity Card game

The 6th Annual Charity 25 Card Game was held in MJ’s Bar on Sunday, 5 January with thirty six players taking part. This charity event was the brain child of Sean Reilly some six years ago and has raised monies over the years for charities mainly the North West Hospice & the Irish Cancer Society. The total amount raised was €3,757.30 which included €740.88 raised by Brendan Kiernan, Laurence Reilly and Pauline Harte Kilbrackan Arms Hotel in a number of fund raising events. Thanks to all who took part in the card game and all who bought tickets in the raffle for the numerous spot prizes, thanks also to all those who donated spot prizes and monitory donations. Below is a list of all those who donated to this very worthy cause: John O’Connell & Gerard Bannon €100; Rosette O’Dowd Miltown €50.00; Peter Donohoe Carrigallen €50.00; John McManus, Beaghmore €40.00; Donal Cadden €86.00, proceeds from Carrigallen Hunt; Radisson Hotel Over-Night Stay For Two; Pat Mitchell, Meal Voucher €50.00; Kevin Sheridan, Gortermone Stores, bottle of brandy; McCann’s Centra, Carrigallen, tin of biscuits & a box of chocolates; Fosters Pharmacy Arva, gift hamper & €20.00 voucher; Modern Designs Ltd & Martin Reilly Hire, Christmas Party bottle of brandy & €30; Ronnie’s Fruit & Veg, gift hamper, Pat Masterson, two bottles of wine & two boxes of chocolates; Jackie Flannigan, two boxes of sweets; Joanne, Mickey Joe & CJ Candle Set; Pauline & Brian Harte, spa gift set; Brian Gormley & Maggie Smyth, bottle of Bacardi; Donal Cadden, bottle of wine; Damien Reilly, two bottles of wine; Cathal Farrelly, bottle of whiskey; Eamon Gray, bottle of wine; Murtagh’s Bar Carrick-on-Shannon & Moon River (Moon River Cruise); Bruce Betting Arva, 2 x €20.00 vouchers; Breffni Arms Hotel, bottle of wine; Brendan Reilly, bottle of wine; Declan Donohoe, bottle of whiskey; Carrigallen Bingo free book; Oliver Masterson, bottle of gin; John O’Malley €20.00 voucher; Cathal Dolan €10.00; Maurice Brady €10.00; Kevin McCaffrey €10.00; Gerry Murray Plant Hire €20.00; Ruth Morrow €20.00; and McCaffrey’s Bar, Aughavas €20.00. Thanks again to everyone who supported this very worthy cause and apologies if we have left anyone out.

There was widespread regret at the death of Patrick ‘Sonny’ Kiernan, Augharan, Aughavas which occurred recently. Despite his advanced years Sonny enjoyed a very active life up to a short time prior to his death which saw him visit Carrigallen frequently where he would enjoy a drink and a chat about whatever was topical at the time. A keen sportsman in earlier life, Sonny was an excellent shot and hunted all across the country. But it was in the breeding and rearing of pedigree cattle Sonny stood out taking him all across the country, initially with Hereford cattle and more recently Charolais. One of Sonny’s last such outings was to Carrick-on-Shannon a few weeks before his death to see his son, Michael and family sweep the boards with record prices for their award winning cattle, which no doubt was a great source of pride to him. Sonny’s removal and funeral saw a huge attendance with people from all over the country travelling to pay their respects to a well known and liked character. Sympathy is extended to his son Michael, daughters Mary Rose and Josephine and their families. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

The draw was held on Saturday, 1 February and the numbers drawn on the night were 6, 14, 20, and 28. There was no Jackpot winner and the four winners of €50 each were Brian & Tina Hackett, F. Faulkner, Barbara Brady and Declan Donohoe. Next week’s draw will be held in Eugene Reilly’s Bar on 8 February and the Jackpot will be €10,300. Those in charge on the night will be Tommy Brady, Brendan Kiernan and Michael Reilly. New people are needed to join the lotto teams and anyone interested please can contact Declan on 089 4416872.

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.