14th March 2018

13 March 2018


The finals of The Drino Cup was played last Friday night in Freddie’s. A big crowd turned up to see the singles finals. The games got under way at half past ten on two bards with 25 players taking part, after some great darts and very exciting games it was down to the two semi-finals. On board one Wayne Roberts played Brendan Mulvey, Wayne winning on a score live of (3) legs to (1). On board two Damian McGovern played Eamon McGovern in a thriller, Eamon winning it (3) legs to (2). The final between Wayne and Eamon was expected to be a very close game but it turned out to be a bit one sided Eamon winning on a score line of (4) legs to (0). Thanks to everyone who took part in the competition and to all who ran the show on the night, thanks to Eamon and staff for refreshments.

The final of the Francis McGirl Memorial Cup will be played next Friday night the 16th of March between McGirl’s and the Poor Scholar and the venue is again in Freddie’s, starting time 10pm.


Fenagh Drama Troupe

Fenagh Drama Troupe will perform The Maiden Aunt, a 3 act comedy by Jimmy Keary in Fenagh Community Centre on Thursday 15th March and Sunday 18th March at 8:30pm. Doors open at 7:30pm. For a great night of laughter and fun, mark your calendars and come early to avoid disappointment.


Leitrim Astronomy Club

"Leitrim Astronomy Club is delighted to welcome NUI Maynooth physicist, Dr. Creidhe Sullivan to County Leitrim to give a lecture on 'New Views of the Early Universe' at Ballinamore County Library, Tuesday March 20 @ 7:30pm.

Dr. O'Sullivan is at the forefront of research on the subject of the early universe and so this lecture is not to be missed. For a General Audience & All Welcome (children must be accompanied by adult)."


Ballinamore Writers Group

The newly formed Ballinamore Writers Group holds their weekly meetings in the library each Monday at 10am. New members welcome, no need to book in advance, just come along on the morning.


Church of Ireland

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.


Open Day at Cavan Institute:

on Thursday 15th March 2018 from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm on Cathedral Road. This is an ideal opportunity for prospective applicants to sample the wide range of courses and facilities on offer. There will be an extensive range of activities on the day, which will be beneficial to students in selecting third level options and planning for future careers. The main features of the Open Day include a career’s exhibition, information sessions, demonstrations, workshops and laboratory visits. Students will have the opportunity to meet with tutors and current students who will be available to answer any queries. Organised tours will be available  throughout the day. 


Drama Seamus O’Rourke’s Production of ‘From Under the Bed’

in aid of Ballinamore Childcare, which was postponed due to weather, has been refixed for Sunday 4th March at 8pm in Ballinamore Community Centre.  


Bundoran SVP Holiday Centre:

is now taking bookings for Summer 2018. Full Board Accommodation for 6 nights €220 adult Contact Georgina 087 2434528.


Ballinamore Farmers Market

now including Fresh Fish. Will be open from 11 to 3, every Friday at the usual place outside the Leitrim Genealogy Centre in the Main Street. Interested stallholders are very welcome to apply. Mobile: 085 175 4957


North West Simon Community Mini Marathon Team

The 2018 Vhi Women's Mini Marathon will be on Sunday June 3rd. Will you join the North West Simon Community Team in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal if you are interested in fundraising for the local homeless charity please contact Mary on 087 7708865 or email mary@northwestsimon.ie.



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

e-mail address: ballinamore@kilmorediocese.ie website: http://www.stbrigidspastoralarea.ie 

Memorial / Feast Days:  Saturday 17th March St. Patrick’s Day  

Ballinamore  St. Patrick’s Church  Masses: Mon 7pm, Tue Wed & Thur 8am, Fri 9am,  Sat 11am , Sun 11am 

Recent Deaths: We pray for the soul of Joe McAveety formerly of Corlough who died in London, funeral 12th March (brother of Teresa McGoldrick Corraleehan), and Margaret O’Hara Kilrush whose funeral took place on Friday.  

Charismatic prayer meeting takes place each Tuesday night at 8:30pm in small upper room in Ballinamore Community Centre all welcome.

St. Patrick’s Day Collection: This collection supports Irish Missionaries in African countries, support Irish Emigrant Chaplaincy abroad & educate African priests, three of whom work in our diocese. Please give generously.  

Lourdes Diocesan Pilgramage: 27th May - 1st June. Contact Cavan Travel 049 4361222. Special Sick / Assisted Contact Fr Kevin Fay 087 8579968.


Next Ballinamore Area Public/Workshop Meeting

will be on Monday 12th March in Commercial Hotel at 8p.m. Over 120 people attended the first meeting and a large amount of useful information was collated. This information is being fed back by email or if you didn't leave an email address, a copy can be collected in the Tourism Office beside the Church.


Ballinamore Foróige Club

Members of the local Foróige Club will be sleeping rough for the night on Friday March 16th in Ballinamore town. Club members will be collecting throughout the afternoon in aid of homeless people in Ireland. Larger donations can be made to Club Leaders.


Oesophageal Cancer Collection

A very special word of thanks to our obliging collectors and subscribers on Lollypop Days. The total amount raised was €7,986. Our appreciation to all concerned.



Epilepsy Ireland are running a 4 week programme in Sligo on:Managing your child’s epilepsy. Education yourself about epilepsy, meet other parents/carers.

The Steps programme will run from: Dates Monday April 9th and the following 3 Mondays, time: 6pm to 9pm, Venue: St Michaels Family Life Centre, Sligo. To book a place and for more information: please contact Agnes: 0858689433, 0749168725 or email: amooney@epilepsy.ie.


Mohill Computer Training – Upcoming  Courses  

Start your own business course – One evening for 6 weeks. Thinking of starting your own business? This programme is designed for those thinking about setting up a small business or those who have recently done so. Contact us now on 071 9632024.

Digital Photography – One evening for 5 weeks: starting in April. We will have a digital photography course which is designed so that you can get to grips with all that your camera has to offer. Contact us now on 071 9632024.


An Easter Floral Arranging Demonstration

will be given by the talented Jennifer Reilly from The Flower Room, Ballyconnell on Wed, March 14th at 8.30pm in Teach Duchais. Usual refreshments and raffle on the night. Everyone welcome. A night not to be missed. 


Solas Group Spring Show Exhibition

Come along on Friday 16th March at 7pm for a glionna agus gráinseáil, nip and nibble and take in the exhibition on show. The show will be opened by artist Gabrielle Flynn.


Funding has been secured from M.S.L. Education Training Board

to run classes in the Vocational School for Ballinamore and our surrounding parishes. These will be free and will include Cookery - level 3, Metalwork, Gardening and Arts and Crafts. There may be a small charge for materials. If interested please contact Patrick or Margaret in The Tourism office to put your name down, e- mail: ballinamoretourism@gmail.com, tel 071 96 44513 or call in person to our new  Tourism Center. We also hope to run a Calligraphy Class but this will incur a cost. Thank you to Paul Hamilton and his team at M.S.L.E.T.B for help and funding. Also big thank you to Ballinamore Childcare, Women’s Art and Craft community Group and Men’s Shed group for helping to keep our Vocational School open.


5k/10k walk run in aid of St. Marys N.S. Aughnasheelin, on March 18, 2018 

Registration at 2.30pm in Aughnasheelin Community Centre, starting 3pm. Come along for fun day out, suitable for all ages and fitness levels, refreshments served post race. 


VHI Womens Mini Marathon

Takes place on Bank Holiday Sunday, 3rd June 2018 at 2pm. A bus is being organised from Aughnasheelin to the marathon this year, anyone wishing to book a seat on the bus please contact Carmel Cull on 0861976796. 


Three in a Row for Aughawillan N.S.Quiz

Team Congratulations to Grace Warren, Andrew Hewson, J.J. McNamee and James Stringer who came first place in the U13 Credit Union Quiz at Chapter Level on Sunday last. They now go forward to the All Ireland Final in the RDS in April 8th. We wish them good luck on the day. 


St Patrick’s Day - So with Storm Emma out of the way

We are ready to rock... get your iron out and get those creases out of those green shirts and skirts... the parade is starting at 1pm sharp. If you are taking part please meet on Tesco road at 12.20... rem prizes galore for floats, best dressed and much more..  goodies for the children on the day. There is always volunteers needed on the day so please contact Dawn or David if you are available. We would ask that you would not throw sweets from floats as this is a safety hazard. Good luck to you all and to the Irish Rugby Team and Happy St Patrick's Day.


Spanish Conversation Classes

Spanish Conversation Classes for beginners in Ballinamore Library every Thursday From 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Booking essential. Contact the Library at 071 9645566.


Ballinamore Bridge Club

Bridge takes place on March 15th at 7 30pm in the Commercial Hotel. All players welcome!


S.O.S. last year's fundraiser

JUST TO SAY THANK YOU and Well Done… and give you an update on where your generous donations went.

You may remember we had a huge fundraiser night on the 1st of April Last year In The Poor Scholar – S.O.S. Shave Our Sean and we cannot thank everyone enough for your generosity with donations and continued support, we have been overwhelmed by it all and are thrilled to say the total raised is 29,023.98 euro and people are still contributing. With the journey taken myself and the committee decided to distribute the money among various charities related to Cancer, all of which are beneficial to so many people in many different ways local and other. The beneficiaries are as follows: Irish Cancer Society, St. Luke’s Rathgar (Activity Centre), Cavan Oncology Unit, Sligo Hospital Oncology Unit Trust (SHOUT), Sligo Cancer Support Group, Letterkenny Oncology Comfort Fund, Look Good Feel Better (a free service that supports women with visible side effects of cancer) and Laura Lynn Hospice. Once again thank you from team S.O.S. we wish those beginning and in the middle of similar journeys all our love and best wishes and those who have passed on you are not forgott.


Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin 

Club Lotto Monday 05/03/2018 

Numbers Drawn No's:. : 6 5 3 7 4 2 0 1 

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:  

House Draw  Margaret McKeon 

Kindly sponsored Noel Sweeney 

€40 each – Padraig McKeon, Ballinamore. Noel Sweeney, Ballinamore. Aodhan MacSamhrain, Trathnona. Euan McManus, Corgar - jackpot of €3800 


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