Festival news

Festival news

After a slow start on Friday night, Saturday evening saw a large turnout for the pig racing, a first for Carrigallen, proving very succesful while music by Shanachie on the Gig Rig proved equally enjoyable with the added attraction of the stilt walkers plus street entertainers. Sunday saw the fun day at the school field, a huge success with entertainment for everyone. Along with a display of exotic birds and animals from a Santuary in Northern Ireland while over at Paddy and Rita O’Rourkes farmyard, it was taking on the appearance similar to lemon on Grand Prix day with soap box cars assembling of every shape, colour and design one could imagine, to take part in the soap box derby. Following several run-offs, it was Neville Patterson and Gormley brothers, Padraig and Brian who had the pleasure of breaking open the bubbly at the finish line with Peter Donohoe of Gortermone close behind on his ‘flying school bus’ and Andrew McGovern representing Andelise home outfitters a worthy 3rd. A very successful event which will grow in the future.


Glenprince Newtowngore reunion of employees in Gorby’s lounge, August 23rd at 9pm for a fun night, catch up with old friends. Special guest on the night, everyone welcome.

Tidy Towns

Many visitors to the village commented on how well the village looked with the various floral displays and general improvements. Keep up the good work.

Pastoral changes

People here in carrigallen learned that father Charles Heary who was a very popular priest in our parish some years back is to move from Ballinamore to Belturbet where he will have reduced duties and hopefully a well deserved rest.


Carrigallen debs took place on Thursday last in Crover House, Mountnugent. A very large attendance presenting a wonderful picture of the young men an women of tomorrow before they departed from Carrigallen.