25th October 2017

25 October 2017

Leitrim Environmental and Community Awards 2017

Congratulation to all the Ballinamore award participants and surrounding areas.  Last year Ballinamore were the overall winners of the awards and this year we won three awards: Men’s Shed, Tourism and fishing Centre and Unsung Hero (Terry Short) category.   A great achievement.  A big thanks to the ever efficient kay Maguire who organised the transport.

Leitrim County Council in partnership with the Leitrim Public Participation Network (PPN) are launching a new awards scheme in 2017 recognising the significant contribution made by community groups, residents groups, businesses, schools and individuals to making their local communities a better place to live, work and visit.
There are cash prizes in each category for each Municipal District – Ballinamore, Carrick-on-Shannon and Manorhamilton.
There are 21 chances (7 per Municipal District) to be an award winner in 2017!
Clean and Greener Award Community Facility Award
Best Kept Estates Award Social Inclusion Award
Schools Award Unsung Hero
Business Award


Ballinamore Farmers' Market

Is held every Friday from 11am to 3pm at the Old Courhouse, opposite St. Patrick's Church. Come along and visit the stalls of local producers, selling organic eggs, bread, cheese, fruits, jams and books! For stall enquiries call Jonathan on 085 175 4957 


Halloween Fun at Ballinamore Library 

Come along to Ballinamore Library on Tuesday 31st October for a Fun filled Halloween.   

2.30pm the draw will take place for the winner of the “Name the Witch” competition, so get your entries in. 

3pm the “Dogs Trust” will host a Free Dog Safety Workshop.  This will feature a furry friend and will focus on dog safety especially around Halloween.  An afternoon not to be missed by dog lovers. 

5pm Scary Movie for kids.  Children are asked to come along wearing their Halloween costumes and there will be treats for all children who come along on the evening. 


Leitrim County Council:

A Mass for the deceased members of staff of Leitrim County Council will be held in St. Mary’s Church, Carrick-on-Shannon on Monday 13th Nov at 8pm.



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

(071) 9644050/0872408409,    Fr. Denis Murray P.P. Carrigallen 049 4339610 

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

Ballinamore Missions Collection: The Ballinamore Apostolic Society wish to thank you for your donations of €480. This will be forwarded to our missions on Sunday. Thank you to Fr Sean for allowing our display. 

St. Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People : would like to thank you for your donation of €450 collected from the St. Anthony Bread Box.  

Charismatic Prayer Group meets every Tuesday night 8:30pm in small upper room in Community Centre Ballinamore. All welcome.  


Ballinamore Library News 

Tuesday 24th at 11am:   Knitters Group,      Tuesday 24th  6.30pm to 7.30pm:   Draughts Club Tuesday 24th  7pm:   Movie time  “The Remains of the Day”,       Wednesday 25th   10am to 12noon:   Mother and Toddler Group,   Thursday 26th 7pm:   Beginners Irish Class.             Saturday 27th   2.30pm:   Kiddies Movie time “Trolls”. Admission to all events is free with everyone welcome. 


Church of Ireland

Our Harvest Thanks Giving will be Sunday 29th October at 4pm in Ballinamore. Bishop Ferran Glenfield will be attending. 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


The Ballinamore Men's Shed is holding their Annual Table Quiz

On Fri 27 October 2017 in Smyth's Siopa Ol @ 9-30pm
Tables of 4 €20 Please support.

Ballinamore Bridge Club

Bridge takes on Thursday 19th October at seven thirty.  all players are encouraged to come, new members very welcome.  Game held in the Commercial Hotel


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  087 7453651 or email imelda@camcas.ie



Persons wishing to rent the Sports Complex or The Den (next Door) should call Damien on 087 252 9144 The rents are for The Complex, single use €30 per hour, for block use (6 or more weeks) €25 per hour.  The Den €20 per/hour.  The Den may also be booked for small or large meetings. 


Strictly Come Dancing (Sean O’Heslins) 

What an excellent night @Priors Ballinamore as the club introduced our dancers to a packed crowd. If the launch night was anything to go by the main event which is in the Slieve Russell on the 18th of November is one not to be missed. Tickets are €20 each for what promises to be an entertaining night and includes entry into  draw on the night for €3000. Tickets can be bought directly from the dancers.  


Leitrim Person Of The Year Hubert Mc Hugh

Is holding a ‘Night of Nostalgia’ in the Bush Hotel in Carrick on Shannon on Saturday October 28th, with Mick Flavin, Susan McCann, Louise Morrissey, Paddy O’Brien and TR Dallas! With all proceeds in aid of North West Hospice and the Irish Kidney Association – Tickets €20 are available from The Bush Hotel, Hubert Mc Hugh

Ladies beginner’s 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

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.

Ballinamore Bridge Club

The results of bridge held on Thursday 19th October are as follows:

1st Evelyn Smith and Marian Quinn

2nd Kay Dolan and Sean Creamer

Joint third Monica Sharpley and Bernie Flynn and Peggy Logan and Bella Wrynn.

Bridge continues on Thursday 26th October at seven thirty in the Commericial hotel.

All players welcome.


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. Special guests on the day are the wonderful Tully Twins all the way from Googlebox. 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!!


Templeport Resource Centre

A Boxty & Bacon night will be held in Templeport Resource Centre on Tuesday 31st October. Dancing from 9.00pm till 1130.. Music by Larry & Co. Boxty & Bacon will be served till 9.00pm. Proceeds in aid of Day Centre. Please support.

Carrigallen Outreach Office

offers support and services including support for individuals and families, Personal Development Programmes, Parenting Programmes, Education courses and Training Opportunities, Activites for children, Advice and support around housing and social welfare, advice around support groups.

For more information call Laura in Mohill Family Support Centre on 071 96 31253.


Ballinamore Outreach Service

offers advice and support around various things including housing, social welfare, education/training. activities for children, support groups, parenting supports, personal development and Parent and Toddler Group. It is based in Ballinamore Library Wednesdays 12noon-1pm. For more information call Laura on 086 6035977

Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin 

Strictly Come Dancing 

Our dancers are strutting their stuff and training hard in preparation for putting on a stellar performance for you all in the Slieve Russell on the 18th of November, if the training is anything to go by this promises to be night not to be missed and one that will live long in the memory.

We have already begun to introduce you to our intrepid couples through our Facebook page and we will continue to share over the coming days. 

Tickets are available now for the event and are priced at €20, please note the ticket price includes not just entry to our brilliant event but also the opportunity to win over €5000 in prizes at our club annual draw which is held on the same night. 

Special thanks to our main sponsors @Priors and Gordon Hughes estate agents for their support so far and helping to make this possible  


Club Lotto Monday 16/10/2017 

Due to the bad weather the Lotto was deferred to Tuesday night so results were not available as we went to press. Please see our Facebook page for results. 

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