5th February 2020

4 February 2020


On behalf of all involved in Ballinamore Darts, I would like to express sincere sympathy to the McGirl’ family on their recent sad bereavement. As a mark of respect to the McGirl family the final of the Francis McGirl Cup which was to be played Friday night last was called off. It will be played at a later date. The final of the Drino Dart singles competition will be played next Friday night the 7th as planned. The venue is McGirl’s.


Women’s Group

A meeting of Ballinamore Women’s Group takes place on Wednesday 5th February at 8pm. All members are asked to attend to make plans for the nee year.


Bridge Club

Bridge takes place on Thursday 6th February @7:30pm. All players welcome.


Job Seeking Skills Course in The Enterprise Centre, Ballinamore

County Leitrim Job Club will be running a Job seeking skills course in The Enterprise Centre, Ballinamore, starting on Tuesday 18th February 2020 from 10.00am to 1.00pm each day and running for four weeks. This is a free course for Jobseekers. It also includes a customer service module and certified manual handling. Further information on the programme can be obtained from Job Club Staff at Leitrim Development Company 071 9641770 (dial 212 for jobclub) / 086 0306565 or email leitrimjobclub@ldco.ie or message us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/leitrimjobclub/.


Ballinamore Library Events

Basic Computer Course: Free Training 

Tues 18th Feb, Thurs 20th Feb, Tues 25th Feb  and Thurs 27th Feb 

Duration: 2 hours (4 classes running Tues & Thurs afternoon) Times: 14.30pm -16.30pm   

Venue: Ballinamore Library. To Book contact: Michelle on 087 3312017

Topics covered: 

  • Introduction to the Internet 
  • Internet Safety & Security 
  • Email 
  • Search Engines & Websites 
  • Online Government Services 
  • Use of Apps 

Ballinamore Writers Group meets in the library each Thursday morning at 10am.  

Knitters Group meets each Tuesday at 11am. New members always welcome in both groups. 


Pays as you go Water Aerobics

Monday night’s 8.15pm and Thurs mornings 9am at Riversdale Ballinamore. Everyone  is welcome. No swimming experience required.


Benefit fund for the family of the late Mick Luby

Benefit fund for the Family of the late Mick Luby, Cloone, Co.Leitrim who died suddenly on 8th October 2019  from a rare form of Leukemia leaving behind his partner and 5 children. A Committee has been formed to fundraise for the family. A  GoFundMe  page has been set up,  a Benefit Dance has been organised in Clarkes Hotel in Mohill on Saturday 29 February 2020 at 9pm. Tickets are on sale for this event: enquiries to 086 0526324 or you can donate at an account at Mohill Post Office. Your contributions will be greatly appreciated by donating to this worthy cause by any of the three ways mentioned above.



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 & Wed 7pm, Tues Thur Fri 9am, Sat 11am, Sun 11am    

Recent Deaths: We pray for the souls of Pat McGovern (Ballinasloe) whose funeral took place last week & Bridie McGirl, Main St whose funeral took place on Friday. Our sympathy to their  families. 

Baptism: We welcome Cianna Creamer into our Christian Community as she received the sacrament of Baptism last weekend in Aughawillan. 

Aughawillan Church: Meeting of parishioners in aughawillan church on Tuesday 4th February at 8.30pm to make preparations for 150 celebrations of church. 

Fr Dan Sheridan Memorial Concert: Killeshandra Parish Finance Committee & Pastoral Council present memorial concert fundraising for outdoor stations of the Cross. Sun 23rd Feb 2020 at 6pm St. Brigid’s Church, featuring; St. Brigid’s Church Choir, Killeshandra Church of Ireland Choir, Local Youth Trad Group, Lauren Nulty, Grainne & Saoirse O’Reilly, McCaffrey Family, Fr Charlie O’Gorman, Fr Darragh Connolly and special guests. Tickets €15 Tickets available from 087 9080817 and from businesses in Killeshandra, Arva & Carrigallen P.O.

Visitation of The Sick: Aughnasheelin, Aughawillan and Corraleehan areas on Thursday morning, Ballinamore rural area on Thursday afternoon and Town area on Friday morning.

Return Envelopes : Please use your weekly offertory envelope regardless of which church you attend as all envelopes are returned to their church of origin.

Proposed Stained Glass Windows for Ballinamore: a crucifixion scene of three stained glass windows has been offered to the parish as a gift from the Sisters of Charity. These were originally placed in a Convent Church in Cork. While we appreciate this generous gift, the windows need to be restored which would cost €10,000 each. These are valuable windows and would greatly enhance the sanctuary in Ballinamore Church. If you or your family would like to donate towards the cost of a window please contact Fr. Sean. A plaque bearing the names of Donors or those in whose memory donations are  made will be placed in an appropriate place in the church.


“Northwest STOP provides free counselling

with no waiting lists. Please keep our number to hand should you or a friend need to talk to someone in confidence: 086 7772009.”


Information session for Post Leaving Certificate Business IT Drumshanbo 2020:

There will be an information session for prospective learners in Room 4, The Enterprise Centre, Hilly Rd, Drumshanbo,  Eircode N41 C6X6 on Monday 3 February 2020 from 6 pm until 8 pm. Learners will get a chance to view the facilities, chat to the coordinator and find out further details about the course from current students. The course is a one year-full time course which enables learners achieve a full level 5 QQI award (5M2468). Learners may also get the opportunity to participate in a two week funded work experience placement in Malaga in Spain towards the end of the course. Details of the course can be accessed on www.fetchcourses.ie (course code 282532).


A special thank you

on behalf of The Friend's of St. Luke's Cancer Care to all who so generously supported The Friend's of St. Luke's Cancer Care Church Gate Collection last weekend. The total raised was €640.00. They are eternally grateful & would like to assure you that your moneys will continue to ensure that the St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Centres continue to be well-equipped, warm, friendly and comfortable facilities for patients undergoing treatment.


Retail Volunteers Wanted:

North West Hospice is looking for retail volunteers for their Charity Shop in Carrick On Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Do you have a few hours to spare? Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet people, have fun, and help to support your local Hospice. If interested, please call  Mary on 087 0639659 or email volunteer@northwesthospice.ie.


National Learning Network,

Carrick- on-Shannon has vacancies on its newly developed Office and Retail skills course, 18 month duration, offering QQI certification and work placements in a range of sectors with on-going coordinator support and good employment opportunities. For more information contact  Marie on 086 2481383 or 071 9650693 / Email carrickonshannon@nln.ie.


Aughawillan N.S. Enrolment Day 2020:

February 12th 2020 1-3 pm. All are welcome. Enrolment forms available on the day or from the school by contacting us at Phone: 071 9644246 E-mail: aughawillanns@eircom.net.


St Mary's N.S Aughnasheelin

are now taking enrolments for September 2020. Our enrollment day will take place on Friday 7th February 2020 from 12 noon to 2pm. Please bring your child along to meet their new friends and participate in fun activities. The enrolment forms are now available at the school. Please contact Jerome Quinn (Principal) on 071 9644868.


Kids Fun and Fitness

with Michelle from Michelle’s Assorted Fitness in Ballinamore Library at 12noon on Saturday 8th February. All Welcome.


Childcare Programme Vacancies : 

Leitrim Development Company is seeking clients interested in working on the Childcare Programme. If you are aged over 21 years, unemployed for 12 months or more and would like to gain a Level 5 and Level 6 qualification in Childcare. Please contact the Childcare Programme Supervisor in Leitrim Development Company on 071 9641770 or email anneevansmccutcheon@ldco.ie for further details.


Introduction to Willow Weaving

A beginners introduction to Willow Weaving where participants will weave a plant pot to take home complete with spring flower. This 3-hour workshop will take place Sat 22nd Feb in Leitrim Village. Cost including tuition, willow, spring flower and morning coffee. Contact Helena on 087 6791180 or email thewillowwoman@gmail.com.


The Mohill Citizens Information Outreach Clinic

will take place on Friday 7th February from 9:30am to 12:00pm in LAPWD Office, Station Road, Mohill (beside Centra Supermarket), while renovations are being completed at the Mohill Library. This is a free service. The next Clinic will take place on Friday March 6th also from 9:30am-12pm. Telephone the Citizens Information Service, Carrick-on-Shannon for further details on 0761 07 5670.



Enrolment is now open for 2020/2021 in Scoil Chlann Naofa. Enrolment forms will be available from the school office from 29th January 2020 until the 6th February. For further information please contact 071 9645001.


Drama Festival:

This year's Ballinamore Drama Festival commences on Friday 6th March and runs for eight nights, closing on Friday 13th. Season tickets for the 8 plays are only €55.


Ballinamore Parent & Toddler Group 

Wednesday's 10am-12 noon in Ballinamore Library. €2 admission. Great chance for social integration for adults and children. For more information on this group call Laura on 086 6035977/071 9631253.


Community Clothes Collection supporting sport in County Leitrim:

Your used and unwanted clothes could convert into badly needed sports kits for Leitrim County Girls U-14 Gaa Team. Used clothes, linens, paired shoes and handbags are accepted but NO duvets or pillows thank you. See the list of names and numbers below to find the nearest drop off point to you or we can even collect. Your support is appreciated. Jenny Van der Laan - 087 7665200 Ballinamore, Michelle Dolan - 087 6486804 Aughawillan, Siobhan McHugh - 087 8379276 Carrigallen, Angela McCormack - 087 9844097 Drumshanbo/Drumkeerin.


QQI Level 3 Outdoor Vegetable Crop Production:

Evening course starting early February in Camcas, Ballyconnell. Great for beginners or improvers. Learn to do your bit for the environment and become more self-sufficient. Contact Frank on 049 9527384, 087 9933274, or email frank@camcas.ie.


The Backpack Adult Course at Cavan Institute

will commence February 25th and will run for 8 weeks. This course addresses contemporary issues such as anxiety, boundaries, negative thinking patterns and introduces contemplative prayer. If you would like to take part, contact us on 083 4877325 or visit www.cavaninstitute.ie to register.


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