16th March 2018

16 March 2018

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.


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.


Leitrim Flowers

Cut Flower Growers - 2018 Training Courses 

April 29     Introduction to Designing a Cottage Garden 

May 20     Creating a Cut Flower Garden 

June 17     Arranging Garden Flowers 

July 15     Bridal Workshop 

August 12     Creating a Cut Flower Garden 

September 16     Arranging Garden Flowers 

October 21     Seasonal Arrangements and Wreaths

Courses at Leitrim Flowers are informative, enjoyable and interactive. Our 35 years’ horticultural and landscaping experience, along with our environmental awareness and knowledge of Irish wildlife, mean that the time spent at Leitrim Flowers is practical and enjoyable.

All courses are held on a Sunday - starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm - and cost E70, which includes tea/coffee and scones on arrival and a home-made lunch.

Courses are held in a restored cottage on our land where we have created a cottage garden that we use specifically for training courses. The garden has been designed and planted so that it acts as a useful tool for courses. The plants (trees and bushes also) are perennial, cottage garden favourites and all can be cut and used for bunches, bouquets and floral arrangements.

Leitrim Flowers is based in Annaghnamaddoo, Kilnagross, Co. Leitrim, which is fifteen minutes from Carrick on Shannon and five minutes from the N4. We are less than an hour from Sligo and an hour and three quarters from the M50. 

Carrick on Shannon is an interesting town with a great array of hotels, B&Bs, restaurants, shops and bars. Situated on the Shannon and with a lovely marina, Carrick is a great place to spend a few days. Carrick is also very well served by bus and train connections.


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


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