28th March 2018

26 March 2018

Ballinamore Bridge Club

The results of bridge held on Thursday 15th March are as follows:

1st Mary Flynn and Mary Mc Tiernan

Joint second Sean Creamer and Marian Burns and Evelyn Smith and Marian Quinn

3rd Peggy Logan and Margaret Nellis

Bridge continues on March 22nd at 7.30pm in the Commericial Hotel .

All players welcome.



The final of the Francis McGirl’s Memorial Cup was played last Friday night in Freddie’s. A great crowd turned up to see a great final, some of the darts played on the night were outstanding. The finalists were McGirl’s and the Poor Scholar, after some very close and exciting games. The Poor Scholar came out on top on a score line of (5) games to (3). The chairman of the Ballinamore League Michael McGirl presented the cup and trophy’s on behalf of the Aughnasheelin Gun Club who sponsored the competition to the winners and runners up. Thanks to Freddie and Eamon for sandwiches and hot food for everyone, thanks to Gene Connelly, Jim and Tony O’Holahan for marking and calling the games. Thanks to Arlene who took care of the raffle and thanks to everyone who supported it. On behalf of everyone involved in Ballinamore Darts I would like to say a special thanks to the Aughnasheelin Gun Club for their generous sponsorship. The second competition starts next Friday the 23rd of March please check your local for fixtures.


Thanks guys, last one for a while...St Patrick’s Day Parade

Well done and thank you to all who helped with the St. Patrick's Day Parade... thankfully the snow stayed away but it was cold... another great success with about 300 in attendance and to be topped off with Ireland's win well done lads. Many winners... Maggie and Molly, Karl McCartin Dancing, Super Valu, Michelle Fanning Assorted Fitness, 1st Leitrim Scouts and The Forge... thank you to all who made the effort with floats etc. A big thank you to all our sponsors... publicans, Tesco, SuperValu, Fresh Today and Cumiskeys... thank you to Ceoltas Group, Sean OHeslin Ballad group and all those who helped with setting up and cleaning up, Stewart's, Gardai and a lovely group of teenagers and not forgetting of course St.Patrick (Frank McCabe)... that is it from myself and David... the parade needs new blood and ideas and also needs a few people to run it. So if you are interested in keeping it going please think about getting involved and give us a shout. Thank you all again for your support.


From Under The Bed – Seamus O'Rourke Play

Seamus O’Rourke’s new play From Under the Bed will take place Good Friday night March 30th in Fenagh Community Centre at 8.30pm. Tickets on sale at Visitor Centre tel (071) 9645590.


Ballinamore Library News

Booking are now being taken for the Basic Computer Course starting in Ballinamore Library on Friday 6th April at 3pm. The course is free and will run weekly for five weeks. Booking is essential on 071 9645566.

Knitting/Crochet Group meets every Tuesday morning at 11. New members always welcome.

Spanish Classes for beginners continue on Thursdays 6.30 to 7.30pm. All welcome.

Kiddies Movie time each Saturday at 2.30pm. Details of weekly movie available from the library.

Easter Holiday arrangements: The Library will close at 8pm on Thursday 29th March and reopen at 10am on Tuesday 3rd April.



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 St. Patrick’s Church Masses: Mon 9am , Tue Wed  8am, Thur 8:30pm, Fri 3pm ceremony, Sat 9:30pm Sun 12 noon.

World Meeting of Families: The following registration/tickets  are available: Individual Adult Registration Clergy Registration, Family Group Registration (any number of adults, any number of children, Group Registration (Parish/Diocese, Organisation). To register or to book tickets go on line. Log into www.worldmeeting2018.ie.   

Trócaire Collection will be taken up on Good Friday at ceremonies. 

Weekly Charismatic Prayer meeting takes place each Tuesday night at 8:30pm in small upper room in Ballinamore Community Centre Hall.


Darkness into light 5 K:

Ballinamore Community School May 12th at 4:15 am in aid of Pieta House. Registration can only be done online at https://dil.pieta.ie discounted rate for next 2 weeks only (remember to select location: Ballinamore). 


Line Dancing in Corlough Community Centre

every Wednesday evening from 8pm - 9.30pm @ €6 per person. Everyone welcome.


St Vincent De Paul

Ozaman House Ck-on-Shannon (beside Kelly's Foodstore). Urgently appeal for good quality clean clothes, bed clothes and bric-a-brac. Your generosity enables us to alleviate the hardships of others in the community. Open Monday 11am-2pm. Open Tues-Friday 11am-5pm. Thanks you in anticipation.


Basic Construction Skills:

MSL ETB, Leitrim Development Company and the Dept. of Employment and Social Protection will deliver a basic construction skills course in Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre starting on Tuesday the 27th March. The course will run from 9.30am to 2.30pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for 10 weeks. Participants will be introduced to blocklaying, roofing, woodwork and other basic building site skills. Manual handling and safepass will be included in the course.

For more information or to book a place on the course contact Michael on 071 9641770 EXT 1009 or e-mail mbruen@ldco.ie.


Gorta Self Help Farming Africa :

Thank you for the Church Gate collection at Aughnasheelin which raised €192.83.


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.


Fenagh Drama Troupe

Fenagh Drama Troupe wish to extend their thanks to all whom attended the recent production of the Maiden Aunt - we hope that you all enjoyed the play.

Further thanks is extended to the very many people who assisted with this first production in over 55 years, from the doormen, kitchen ladies, raffle ticket sellers to the back stage crew in their many roles, John Flynn and of course Mr. Andrew Redican who guided and encouraged the majority maiden cast on this journey.  Apologies in advance if anyone was omitted however you all know who you are. Special thanks is also extended to the very many local people and businesses in the area that kindly sponsored Raffle Prizes – this is very much appreciated.

Lastly Fenagh Drama Troupe wish to thank Fenagh Development Company for the use of the Hall over the past number of months and for all their help with this production.

We look forward to future productions!!!


Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin

Club Lotto Monday 19/03/2018

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

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

House Draw Shirley Sammon

Kindly sponsored Brendan Sammon

€40 each – P J Dolan, High St. Pakie Smith, Drumrielly. Kevin Turbitt, Dun na Bo. Mick Gallagher, mobile no. Jackpot of €3900.


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 Centre.  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.


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