15th March 2017

AGM Ballinamore Agricultural Show Society

The AGM of the Ballinamore Agricultural Show Society will be held in the Community Centre on Wednesday the 15th March at 8.30pm. All members are requested to attend.

Agenda: - Minutes of last AGM – Secretary’s report – Treasurer’s Report – chairman’s Address – Election of Officers – AOB

Trampoline Classes 

Trampoline classes.Starting in Ballinamore Community Centre Thursday the 16th of March 

3pm - 3.45pm kids only class

3.45pm - 4.30pm adults & children class 

4.30pm - 5.15pm class suitable for adults and teens

7pm - 7.45pm class suitable for adults and teens

Classes must be booked for 6 weeks please book your place with Michelle 0879390980 asap to ensure you get your place

Irish Dancing Success

Travelling to Feiseanna in, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, Ballina, Co. Mayo and Malahide, Co. Dublin the Mc Cartin SD was once again successful in their respective outings. Congratulations to the following pupils on their success: Paula Mc Partland, Kildallan, Luke Murphy Killeshandra, Tori Cowdell, Aughavas, Niamh Dimmock, Cloone, Kayla Gill, Fenagh, Eadaoin Casey, Aughavas, Eabha Gill, Fenagh, Rachel Mc Intyre, Aughavas, Finn Mc Guire, Templeport, Abbie Lyons, Carrigallen, Pippa Kearns, Gorthletteragh, Anie Mc Guire, Templeport, Mark Greene, Aughavas, Molly Mc Guire, Templeport, Ruby Kearns, Gorthletteragh, Sarah Greene, Aughavas, Millie Kearns, Gorthletteragh, Kate Gilheany, Fenagh, Aoife Conefrey, Fenagh, Chloe Kearns, Gorthletteragh, Kate Conefrey, Fenagh and Anna Conefrey, Fenagh. Congratulations to the dancers all of whom are pupils of the Mc Cartin SD.

Ballinamore Bridge Club

Bridge takes place on Thursday 16th March at 7 30pm.All players welcome.

Béal an ÁthaMóir Seán Ó hEislin

SCÓR The County final of Scor Sinsear will take place in Mayflower Drumshanbo on Sat March 11 at 8pm. The table quiz will take place at the same venue on March 11 before the other scor disciplines at 6.30pm but not later than 6.45pm, so we hope our quiz team will be able to participate.

GAA Nurseries Group

Folks we are at the very early stages of looking at setting up a nursery group for children from 4 till 8 for Seán O Heslins and are trying to gauge what the interest would be.  This would be a fun filled enterprise where children both boys and girls would be given an introduction to sport in a fun filled way  GAA Nurseries  generally focus on a series of fun based exercises where children between 4 to 8years old develop movement and motor skills in a safe environment with their friends.   The emphasis is on fun, involvement and then skills.  If you would like to express your interest please contact Michael by text on 0863906791 or message us on the Club facebook page.

Club Lotto Monday 6th of March 2017 - Numbers Drawn: 7 2 0 1 3 6 4 5
House Draw €40 Brendan Burns. Kindly sponsored: John McWeeney, €40 anduine: S McWeeney, Cloodrumman, Foxfield. Criostoir Mac Condubh, Church Street. Jack Cullen, Aghadark. Des Tansy, Grange, Carrick on Shannon

 “Moll” In Fenagh

On Sunday night 9th April at 8.30pm 'The Sliabh an Iarainn Players '  in association with  Castlefore Development Fenagh will stage their very successful play 'Moll'  in the Community Centre in Fenagh. 'Moll' is regarded as John B. Keane's most comical play and has given past  audiences a great nights entertainment with loads of laughs. It is a great testament to any production that some people came twice and three times to see it such was their enjoyment. The great reviews received and the demand from a large number of people convinced the group to stage it again. The very talented cast come from Leitrim, Cavan. Longford and Roscommon. Tish Dunleavy plays the title role 'Moll' and she brings her own very unique humour and comedy to the part. The other characters are all played by a very talented cast under the direction of Frank Cadam. A great night’s entertainment is guaranteed and a very worthy cause will benefit from the night. Admission €10

Ballinamore /Drumreilly Lr. Parish Newsletter

Fr. Sean Mawn P.P. (071) 96 44039 / 087 6869040, Fr. Johnnie Cusack C.C. (071) 9644050/0872408409,   049 9523122, Fr. Denis Murray P.P. Carrigallen 049 4339610 Email Address  ballinamore@kilmorediocese.ie.  Website: http://www.stbrigidspastoralarea.ie
St. Patrick’s Day Collection: Funds will go towards food, provide support & educate many in African countries. Please Support
Deceased: We pray for the  soul of Margaret Philomena Kelly nee Wynne formerly Drumrane, who died in England. 
Congratulations: We welcome Mark Daniel Dillon into our church community as he received the sacrament of baptism. Congratulations to his parents. 

Oesophageal Cancer Fundraiser

A Big Thank you to all who contributed to our fundraiser which raised a total of €7,140! . A special word of thanks to the collectors who each year give their time to help out in so many ways & is truly appreciated. 

Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre  

A part-time BEGINNERS COMPUTERS CLASS (FETAC LEVEL 3) & IMPROVERS COMPUTERS CLASS (FETAC LEVEL 4) will commence on the 20th of March at Drumshanbo Enterpirise Centre. The classes are funded by Sligo Mayo Leitrim ETB. For more information or to book a place contact Andy on 0719641577, or andy@drumshanboenterprise.ie

Athletic Club

Training continues at the Sports Hall on Tuesday and Thursday from 6.00 to 7.00 p.m. with the Easter Break on Thursday April 6th. New members always welcome.

Diabetes Public Information Evening

Diabetes Ireland are organising a Type 2 Diabetes Roundtable Workshop in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon, on Wednesday March 15th at  7.00 p.m. The experts who will take part are Dr Cathy McHugh, Consultant Endocrinologist;Jacqueline O Connor, Senior Dietician; Patricia Murray, Community Diabetes Nurse Specialist and Emily Madden, Podiatrist.  Places can be booked with Regina at 9146011 of by email wro@diabetes.ie.

Drive Change In Your Community,

Volunteer at the Cavan, Cootehill Michaela Foundation Summer Camp: Michaela Foundation are currently recruiting enthusiastic individuals aged 17+ to volunteer at their Summer Camp for girls in St. Aidan's Comprehensive School, Cootehill from 24th – 28th July. At Camp, girls aged 11-13 will engage in a range of volunteer-led activities based on Michaela Foundation’s five core elements; Fun, Faith, Fashion, Well-being and Fáilte. Those interested in volunteering should visit www.michaelafoundation.com to learn more about the roles available

Church of Ireland

Church Street, Ballinamore, Sunday Service is at 12.15pm every Sunday except on the 4th Sunday which is held in Drumreilly Church, Drumreilly

Ballinamore Boxing Club

We are holding our annual table quiz in SmythsSiopaÓl, Ballinamore on Thursday 16th of March 2017 at 9 p.m.There will also be a raffle with lots of prizes including one Cowboys & Heroes Weekend ticket.  All support is greatly appreciated.

Béal an ÁthaMóir Seán Ó hEislin

SCÓR : The County final of Scor Sinsear will take place in Mayflower Drumshanbo on Sat March 11 at 8pm. The table quiz will take place at the same venue on March 11 before the other scor disciplines at 6.30pm but not later than 6.45pm, so we hope our quiz team will be able to participate.

SOS- Shave our Sean and Dawn! Best of Luck to Sean and Dawn!

On the 1st of April 2017 an event will take place in the Poor Scholar, Ballinamore. The McKeon Family and friends will take part in a head shave. This event will include many people but one of the main features on the night will involve Dawn’s dad Sean. The last time Sean was clean shaven was March 1970!   Also on the night Dawn, her sisters and some of her friends will shave their heads, cut it short and donate their hair. All funds will go to Cancer Research.  St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The parade will take place on Friday 17th March assembling at the Tesco car park. All floats/groups are asked to meet at 3.30pm for the parade at 4pm. Any enquires contact Dawn @ 0863115647 or David @086-0870456 

Scoil Chlann Naofa

We are now taking enrolments for the 2017-2018 school year.  Please call us at 071 9645001 or visit our website @ ballinamorens.blogspot.ie to find out more about us/about our successfully amalgamated school.  Jr. Infants to 6th class welcomed!

Bundoran SVP Holiday Centre

Is now taking bookings 6 nights’ full board 220 Euro. Contact Georgina 0872434528.

An Nuacht- St. Patricks Day Parade

So I hope you have your costumes nearly finished. Again this year we hope to make the parade the best, so we need everyone to get involved.. The Kilturbrid Pipe Band will be in full swing along with platform entertainment.. 

You can join in by entering a float, singing or dancing or simply enjoying the entertainment. There are various prizes for different categories best on foot, best themed, most humorous, best window display, best dressed and many more. Any new ideas would be greatly welcomed. The theme this year is ‘An Nuacht – make it your own’ you can make your own news up whether it is topical or about your business or anything else it’s up to you (but be nice). The parade will take place on Friday 17th March assembling at the Tesco car park. All floats/groups are asked to meet at 3.30pm for the parade at 4pm. Any enquires contact Dawn @ 0863115647 or David @086-0870456 
We would ask people with floats please please not to throw sweets out to parade goers on the day - it is a safety hazard.  As always any person willing to help should please contact the above. Now Get those Green White and Gold colours washed.

Save the Date!:

A concert will be held in St. Patrick’s Church Ballinamore on Sunday 23rd April in aid of the “Care of The Age”. More information to follow. 

Ballinamore Sing Together

All members are asked to attend the meeting. Ballinamore Sing Together social singing group will run for six sessions on Wednesday evenings 7-9pm on 1st March in the Community Centre then Trahnona for the weeks afterwards. We will learn easy harmony songs, strengthen your voice and confidence and have fun. We sing a bit of everything - Gospel, Folk, Pop and Sacred.  Everyone welcome. No experience necessary. not try a taster for €10 or block book for the six sessions for  €50. Contact Sarah Garden 0877620523, sarah@sarahgarden.ie or www.sarahgarden.ie for more information. 

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