15th January 2020

13 January 2020


The last round of games before the semi-finals of the Francis McGirl Cup Competition were played last Friday night. Result: Freddie’s (2) Poor Scholar (7) McGirl’s (8) Drumcoura (1) Fenagh (4) Bank Bar (5) Jackie’s a bye (9). Semi-finalist is McGirl’s V Poor Scholar venue is Bank Bar, and Fenagh V Jackie’s venue for that one is McGirl’s. Both games to be played next Friday night the 17th of January.


Ballinamore Bridge Club

Bridge takes place on Thursday 16th January at 7:30pm in the Commercial Hotel. All players welcome.



Fr. Sean Mawn P.P. 087 6869040, (071) 9644039 (Office)

Fr. Johnnie Cusack C.C. (071) 9644050 / 087 2408409,   

Fr. John Mc Mahon 049 4339610 / 086 2126582 (Carrigallen Parish)

Email Address: ballinamore@kilmorediocese.ie Website: http://www.stbrigidspastoralarea.ie

Ballinamore St. Patrick’s Church Mon 7pm, Tues Thur Fri 9am, Sat 11am, Sun 11am    

Recent Deaths: We pray for the souls Jim Bohan, Drumrane & Peter Gilheaney, Curraghnabania  whose funerals took place during the week.We also pray for the soul of  Padraig McGoohan (native of Aghoo) whose funeral took place in New York. Our sympathy to their  families.


Athletic Club:

Club training at the Sports Hall resumed on Tuesday last and will continue on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 pm, with new members are welcome to join any night. Those interested will be prepared for the Leitrim Indoor Athletics Championships and the Connacht Schools Cross Country in a few weeks with other indoor events to follow. All interested are invited to take part in the Operation Transformation 5K Walk on Saturday next at 11:00 pm.


Mohill Computer Training – Upcoming Courses in 2020

 A couple of places still available on our Part Time QQI Level 3 and Level 4 computer applications programmes.

Obtain a full award and gain an understanding of how to use a computer, including word, excel and many more computer applications. And finally we will have a number of evening courses beginning in February including – Internet Security and Basic Computing, Digital Photography, Sustainable Energy for the Community, Arts,& Crafts. Check out our website or facebook for more details. You can also call 071 9632024 (email: info@mct.ie). All our courses are supported by MSLETB.


The Templeport Day Centre, Bawnboy 

will reopen on Wednesday next 15th January after the Christmas break. Looking forward to seeing you all again. New people always welcome. Usual transport arrangements. Any queries contact Anne on 087 2857471 or Kathleen on 087 7921683.


John Paul II Awards Night

is on Thursday 16th January 2020 in Cavan Crystal Hotel. Starts at 7:30. All Parish priests and Youth representatives are welcome to attend. 

Better Together Níos Fearr Le Chéile PIP - News - Youth Programme 


The Ballinamore Soccer team Abbey Rovers

continue to collaborate with Ballinamallard and Kesh in Co Fermanagh. On 12thJanuary there is a Skills and Team Building day, to coincide with a Sport for Peace training for coaches’ and parents.  


Ballinamore Foróige Club and Lisnaskea Youth Club

is developing a Jigsaw of Art and Movement piece. They are interested in a workshop with Re-Create to link with their interest in Junk Couture. Also being explored is a Disco featuring this Junk Couture. Further details will be available on our website soon. 


Hens and Writers  

The Hens and Writers and the Fermanagh Writers have taken part in two writing workshops with the Fermanagh writers, and have already got an impressive collection of writings. Their next writing workshop will take place on 8th February.   


Ballinamore/Lisnaskea Men’s shed 

This relationship continues with the next workshops Saturday 25th January - Harvesting Willow and Hazel rods and making up of Hurdles on Saturday 22nd February 2020. Their next Cultural trip will happen in March/ April. 


Capacity Building 

The Ballinamore Area Community Council Ltd funded by the International Fund for Ireland, is providing capacity building training to all voluntary community groups in Aughawillan, Aughnasheelan, Ballinamore, Corraleehan, Drumreilly and Fenagh.  

Liam Scollan has delivered workshops on Effective Financial Planning and Good Governance issues. The Capacity building program will continue all through 2020. There has been an interim evaluation and our next workshop will address General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and will take place on 29th January 2020. Also included in the future plan is One to One consultation Days for groups.  

The International Fund for Ireland is an independent organisation of the British and Irish Governments with financial contributions from the United States of America, the European Union, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The total resources committed to the Fund to date are £728m / €914m, supporting over 6,000 projects across the island of Ireland. The Fund promotes economic and social advance and encourages contact and dialogue between nationalists and unionists throughout Ireland. 

For further information contact the office by email or phone. 

Website: www.ballinamoreareacc.ie

Email: ballinamoreareacc@gmail.com 

Phone:  Kathleen Kearns 087 3835513 


Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin

Christmas Draw 

Main prize No 1 Adrian Smith €3500, 

2nd Conor Ferguson Kiltygerry, (1000€ kindly sponsored by Priors@highst)

10 €100 winners:

Liam Mc Niffe Williamstown Kells.  

Daragh Conefrey Ballycallen Fenagh. 

Higgins Family Mullaghbrack Mohill . 

Timmy Winters Ballinamore . 

Tony Gallogly Leixlip. 

Patrick Gilmartin Slievenakilla. 

Farrell Gallagher Killaneen. 

Conrad Loughlin, Willowfield Rd. 

Declan Sheerin 36 Aylmer Rd Newcastle Dublin.

Marian McKeon Keshcarrigan.  

Bike kindly donated by Tom at Ballinamore Marina won Conor Dolan c/o Joe Kellegher Clenagoo. 


Irish Conversation Classes in Ballinamore Library  

Ballinamore Library’s Irish classes are regarded as being some of the most successful in the country with big numbers attending and a most entertaining atmosphere. The Conversation classes, or Ciorcail Comhrá, are now in their thirteenth season and are hugely popular every year.  

Full range of classes in Ballinamore Library on Tuesdays at 8:00pm. There are separate groups for relative beginners, for those who have some Irish and for those who are fluent. These classes are a great opportunity to practice the Irish you know and to improve it. Also, Leaving Cert or transitional year students will find it useful for practice for their Irish orals. Classes are free of charge and will run for 10 weeks to mid-March. Starting next Tuesday 7 January 2020 at 8:00pm. Seo seans chun an Ghaeilge a labhairt. Beidh fáilte romhat.


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