4th October 2017

15 October 2017

Ballinamore Monthly Whist Drive.


The usual monthly whist drive will be held this coming Thursday 5th October in the Ballinamore Community Centre at 9pm.  Come along for a good game of whist, refreshment served.  Everyone welcome.


Ballinamore Community Centre whist Drive Results for September 2017

Top Score – Carl Johnston (148)
1st Lady Margaret Nelis (146) – €15
2nd Lady Kathleen McCabe (145) – €10
3rd Lady Naula Bohan (145) – (€7)
½ time Lady Eileen Boyle (€5)
longest sitting Lady Peggy Logan (free card)
1st Gent Con O’Gorman (141) €15
2nd Gent Mary Maguire (140) €10
3rd Gent Philip Farrelly (140) €7
1/2 time Gent Bram Pratt (72) €5
longest sitting Gent Michael McWeeney (free card)
Raffle – 1st prize Jackie Maguire – 2nd Gerry Leavey – 3rd Eddie Fleming – 4th Kay Dolan.


Looking forward to seeing you all at THE GALLANT 5KM/10KM CHALLENGE:


In aid of St Christopher's Hospice Cavan takes place on Saturday 28th October 2017. This event will start and finish at Mc Seains Bar Cornafean and will be marked out and stewarded along the route to guide you along the way to whichever distance you decide to participate in. Main sponsors are MacManus Pharmacies Cavan, O'Neill's Pub and Shop in Redhills and Garry Smith from Smith's Catering in Ballyconnell. Over the previous 13 years the Challenge has been an outstanding success raising €367,000 for this wonderful cause. There will be loads of surprises and craic on the day and it will be a fantastic day for the family. Entry fee on the day to participate in the Challenge is voluntary. Anyone wishing to donate to this very worthy cause can do so by leaving donations in the Village Foodstore Crossdoney. All donations are greatly accepted.  Sponsorship cards are available from St Christopher's Hospice 049-4332999, Ciaran Weir 086-0753309, William Hughes on 086-3584700 and Village Foodstore in Crossdoney. Please COME ALONG and support this worthy cause!!


Leitrim Astronomy Club

"The October lecture of the Leitrim Astronomy Club (open to public) entitled, 'Guide to the Night Sky' is about getting to grips with reading the night sky in order to get the best out of observation sessions. Astronomer Eamonn Ansbro, our speaker, is back to give us an understanding of how to look and what it is you are looking at when you gaze up into the night sky.
Date: Tues, Oct 10th @ 6:45pm in Ballinamnore Library, Co. Leitrim. Everyone is welcome to attend."

Ballinamore Bridge Club

The results of bridge held on Thursday 28th September are as follows:

1st Marian Quinn and Evelyn Smith

2nd Margaret Nellis and Peggie Logan

3rd Marian Burns and Sean Creamer

4th Kay Dolan and Mary Flynn

The next meeting of the bridge club is on 12th October at 7 30pm.

All members are asked to attend to discuss the future of the club.

New members would be most welcome.


Senior Citizens Mass in Trathnóna 

There will be mass in Trathnóna Community Centre on Thursday evening next, October 5th at 7 30pm.  All are welcome.  Refreshments and music will be provided.   


Ballinamore Karate Club

Our Leitrim Shorin-Ryu Karate Club is back training after our Summer break. We are now enrolling new students from age six up. Why not give it a try, your first class is free!
Classes take place in Ballinamore Community Centre every Friday evening with the junior class at 6.30pm - 7.30pm and the senior class at 7.30pm to 8.30pm. For more information you can contact Ollie at 087-2999810.'



Fr. Sean Mawn P.P. (071) 96 44039 / 087 6869040, Fr. Johnnie Cusack C.C.  

Email Address  ballinamore@kilmorediocese.ie

Ballinamore  St. Patrick’s Church  Masses : Mon & Wed 7pm, Tue,  Thurs & Fri 9am, Sat 11am ,  Sun 11am    Thurs 7:30pm -  Trathnona Centre  

Baptism : We welcome Darragh Desmond Kieran to our church community as he was baptised last weekend. Congratulations to his parents.  

Visitation of the Sick and Housebound: will take place this week: Aughawillan, Corraleehan and Aughnasheelin on Thursday morning and Ballinamore Country Area on Thursday afternoon/evening. Ballinamore Town area will take place Wednesday morning.  

Confirmation 2018 Confirmation will take place in St. Patrick’s Church Ballinamore on Sun 13th May at 3pm  

First Holy Communion 

Ballinamore Sat 21st April 11am 1st Holy Communion Aughnasheelin Sun 20th May (time to be decided) 

Mass of Thanksgiving for the Harvest will take place on Saturday evening next 7th Oct in St. Brigid’s Church Corraleehan at 7pm. This is the usual Sat Vigil Mass. Parishioners from the 4 church areas are invited to leave items such as vegetables including, potatoes, fruit, jams, cakes, flowers, turf, hay etc in the church. It would be appreciated if these items be left in the church before 12 noon on Saturday next. If you wish to donate items to those in need, the local St. Vincent de Paul will distribute them.  


Ballinamore Foroige Club :


Urgent Volunteer leader appeal . if you are 18 years or over and can give 1 1/2 hrs each Monday evening please contact Bernedette 085 1594555 / Sinead 086 1638404.  


Athletic Club :


Club training resumes tomorrow (Monday) evening at 7.00.p.m. and will then continue on the usual Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the same time until the end of the month. The Leitrim Primary Schools Cross Country Championships take place in Leitrim Gaels playing field on Wednesday next (4th) with entries from 10.30 a.m. 


Library News. 


Knitting Group meets each Tuesday at 11am . New members always welcome 


Draughts Club continues on Tuesday October 3  in Ballinamore Library from 6.30  to 7.30pm. Take along your Draught board, if you have one and remember all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 


Basic Computer Course.


Starting Ballinamore Library on Thursday October 5  from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Details available from the library at 071 9645566 


Irish Class for Complete Beginners :


Irish class for people with little or no Irish will begin in Ballinamore Library on Thursday 12 October at 7.00pm. Admission is free. 


Kiddies Movie :


Time each Saturday at 2.30pm.   

QQI Level 5 Computer Applications for the Workplace – Mohill Computer Training 


Are you looking to up-skill or gain access to third level education?  Our full time course can help you do just that. Training allowances available to eligible participants. Starting Monday 9th October. Don’t miss out on something that could be amazing just because it could also be difficult. For further details and application forms call 071-9632024 or email: naomi@mct.ie 


Jack & Jill :


A walk from  Drumshanbo along new boardwalk  to Leitrim Village in aid of Jack and Jill Children Charity, starting at 11am Sunday Morning  from Acres lake, suitable for bikes, walkers and Buggies, organiser contact details Sean McGloin 0861728442 


Fetac Level 5, Occupational First Aid course (3 Days) –


5th, 6th & 12th October in the Bush Hotel, Carrick On Shannon, Leitrim. 10am - 4pm. The aim of this course is to teach the participant how to be able to deal with different types of accidents and injuries in the workplace should they occur, and be able to administer proper First Aid to the casualty. This course complies with the new guidelines on First Aid which include AED & the administration of aspirin as laid down by the Health and Safety Authority.

For more information on this course please call 0876411240 / 0719663952 or visit www.frstraining.com 


New!! Full-Time Horticulture Level 4 Training Programme


starting 6th November in CAMCAS, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan.  This programme will run for 37 weeks, Monday through Friday from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to start a career in horticulture. Please register your interest with Imelda today on 087 7453651 or email imelda@camcas.ie


Do you want to re-train to re-enter the workforce? 


Are you out of work due to illness, disability or a personal setback?  ICT Skills is a level 4 programme designed to support people who have faced a long-term barrier to employment to re-train and re-enter the workforce.  Participants on this programme may qualify for a training allowance (depending on eligibility criteria).  Benefits to this programme include a work placement, training plan, personalised support and QQI certification.  Please telephone Mary on 049 4377038 for more information. 


A meeting of Ballinamore Womens Group -


will be held on Wednesday 4th October at 8pm. 

Our guest speaker will speak on mindfulness. Members are asked to bring a cushion and a small towel to partake in this session. Arrangements will be completed for trip to Galway. All members are requested to attend. 


Do You Like To Sing? :


A New Choral Project based in the Old School, Rooskey are currently recruiting Altos, Tenors & Basses. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday from 8-9.30pm. If you are interested and would like to apply, please contact derekmahady@gmail.com or 0863052204." 


Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin 

Mens Fitness 

Mens fitness session starting in Ballinamore gaa gym Wed the 27th of Sept. At 8.30pm. All fitness levels welcome. 

Ladies beginners fitness class!! 
Are you interested in getting fit and healthy come along to Ballinamore gaa gym Thurs at 11am and you will be introduced to our fitness session 

Club Lotto Monday 25/09/2017 

Numbers Drawn 1 2 3 6 7 0 4 5 

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite.  

Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:  

House Draw Ollie Moran 

Kindly sponsored : Alan Banks 

€40 each – : Leo & Damien Mitchel, Drumreilly. Sean O'Donnell, Cloone. Andrew Burns, Clenaghoo. Danny Smyth, Main St  - Pota Oir €2700 


Solas Art Gallery


Ballinamore presents 'hidden... OUT LOUD'; an exhibition of recent work by Niamh O’Connor, visual artist from Dublin currently living in Monaghan. The exhibition will open 7.30pm 29th September, its runs Tue-Sat 10-6pm until 21st October and will be
opened by visual artist and broadcaster Amanda Jane Graham.www.solasart.ie 0719644210

Harvest Festival Thanksgiving Service – cancelled


The above service due to take place on Sunday 1st October at 4pm has been cancelled due to ongoing repairs on the church.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  Next service takes place on 7th October at 12.15pm.


Full Time Horticulture Level 4 Training Programme


New!! Full-Time Horticulture Level 4 Training Programme starting
Monday 6th November, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan. This programme will run for 37 weeks, Monday to Friday from 9:30am – 4:00pm and is free to eligible participants. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to start a career in horticulture. Please register your interest today with Imelda on 087 7453651 or email imelda@camcas.ie.


Ballinamore Slow Session:


Ballinamore Comhaltas group are running a slow session on the second Friday of each month in Shortt's Bar. 7.00-9.00. The first of which will be on Friday 13th October. The session is open to anyone learning Irish music. Any age, any instrument. The aim is to help everyone get out there and develop the confidence to play in public whilst improving their level of skill.  It will happen in a very informal and relaxed environment. If you played music as a youngster but not in recent times why not get back into it. Spread the word. All welcome.  

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