11th April 2018

9 April 2018

Ballinamore Community Centre

Whist Drive Results:

Top Score €30 – Mary Maguire (145)

1st Lady Nuala Bohan €15 (143)

2nd Lady Pauline McTaggart €10 (141)

3rd Lady Margaret Nelis €7 (138)

½ time Lady Maureen Sweeney €5

1st Gent Con O’Gorman €15 (141)

2nd Gent Sean Creamer €10 (140)

3rd Gent Christopher McNiffe €7 (139)

½ time Gent Gerry Leavy

Longest sitting Gent Kathleen O’Gorman


Sensory Room Open Morning 

As part of Autism Awareness Month, staff in Mohill Library will host an Open Morning for its Sensory Room for parents/guardians/carers on Wednesday, 25 April 2018, from 10.30am to 12.30pm. The morning will begin with introductions and refreshments at 10.30am. Our guest speaker, Carla Flynn (Senior Occupational Therapist) will deliver a presentation on sensory issues and how these affect a child, show the benefits of the sensory room and finally from 12.00pm to 12.30pm the Sensory Room will be open for viewing.

For more information or to book your place please contact the Library on 07196 31360. This is a free event and all are welcome!


Ballinamore Library News

Bookings are now being taken for the Basic Computer Course starting in Ballinamore Library running on Friday 13th April, 3pm to5pm. 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. 

Tuesday 17th April at 6.45pm Leitrim Astronomy Club Lecture “100 Years of the Irish Aurora Borealis: From Folklore to the Digital Age” speaker Ronan Newman.   

Admission to all events is free. 


Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin 

New Referees.

Good news for the club is that two club members have completed course for new referees. Darren Reynolds and Brian Beirne will be taking up the whistle at matches shortly. It is some time since anyone from the club has taken up refereeing. 

Go n-éirí go geal leis an mbeirt acu


Leitrim GAA Coaching  

Leitrim Coaching and game are seeking to recruit additional coaches to join our existing academy coaching teams at u14,15,16 and 17 grades. We feel this is a great opportunity for ambitious coaches to become involved and gain experience working with intercountry squads. Coaches who feel they would like to get involved are asked to contact County Coaching Officer Hughie Clinton (083-8575304) or County Games Manager Thomas Keenan (087-6591049) and will need to have completed the award 1 youth/adult coaching course, the safeguarding 1 (code of ethics) course and be Garda vetted through the GAA.


Kellogg’s Cul Camp 

Folks please note the Kellogg’s Cul Camp Ballinamore 2018 will be held in the Pairc from the 2nd to the 6th of July. Booking is essential and can be done on the Cul Camp website or follow the link on our Facebook page.


Club Lotto Monday 02/04/2018 

Numbers Drawn No's 5 6 4 1 0 3 7 2 

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

House Draw Aodhan Mac Samhrain  

Kindly sponsored Sponsored 1: Marge McLoughlin. Spons 2 Michael Brady  

€40 each – Patsy Creamer, Lahard. Joe Mc Cabe, Cloone. Padraic Mulvey, Aughnasheelin. Adrian Smith, High St.  - jackpot of €4000 


Ballinamore Bridge Club

Bridge takes place in the Commercial Hotel on Thursday 12th April 7.30pm. All players welcome.


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.


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.


Irish Dancing Success

The Mc Cartin SD continued on winning ways in recent weeks with success at the North Mayo Open Feis, Malahide Feis, Navan Feis and the Percy French Feile in Roscommon. The following pupils collected prizes at the respective events: Finn Maguire, Templeport, Abbie Lyons, Carrigallen, Aine Maguire, Templeport, Kaitlyn Codwell, Aughavas, Molly Maguire, Templeport, Edel Mc Kiernan, Aughavas, Tori Codwell, Aughavas, Annie O Brien, Ballinamore, Pippa Kearns, Gorthletteragh, Aoife Mc Kiernan, Aughavas, Leah Guickan, Fenagh, Emily Gilheany, Fenagh, Mark Greene, Aughavas, Ruby Kearns, Gorthletteragh, Mikala Mitchell. Aughavas, Chloe Kearns, Gorthletteragh, Layla Mimna, Drumreilly, Nicole Hargaden, Fenagh, Millie Kearns, Gorthletteragh, Katie Mc Kiernan, Aughavas, Niamh Dimmock, Cloone, Aoife Cafferty, Fenagh, Sarah Greene, Aughavas, Rachel Mc Intyre, Aughavas, Ornagh Cox, Ballyconnell, Eadaoin Casey, Aughavas, Louise Cafferty, Fenagh, Rose Mc Loughlin, Fenagh, Sinead Mc Govern, Drumreilly, Eabha Gill, Fenagh and Shane Mc Gourty, Mohill. Congratulations everyone! 


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 www.darknessintolight.ie discounted rate for next 2 weeks only (remember to select location Ballinamore). 


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.


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.



The Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27th May to 1st June – 5 nights’ full board and accommodation. 

Booking for the Pilgrim Section is through Cavan Travel, 15 Main Street, Cavan Tel 049 4361 222, Virginia Travel 049 8548 544. 

Booking for the Assisted Pilgrim section is through Fr Kevin Fay, Pilgrimage Director, The Presbytery, Cavan 049 4331 404 / 087 857 9968.

Early booking is advisable.


Leitrim Branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Church Gate Collection 14th/15th

Will be held this coming weekend. This is a worthy cause which helps are members with MS. Many thanks.


VHI Women’s 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. 


World Meeting of Families

As part of preparations for the forthcoming World Meeting of Families later this year, Fr. Eamonn Bredin will facilitate a six week discussion group, entitled ‘Family Matters’ on themes from Pope Francis Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cavan, beginning on Thursday 26 April 2018 from 7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. Among the themes being discussed will be The Experiences & Challenges of Families, Love in Marriage, Towards a Better Education of Children and The Spirituality of Marriage & the Family. Pre-registration is necessary. You may register a place by contacting the Pastoral Centre on 049 4375004 or by email to pastoralcentre@kilmorediocese.ie . The cost of the course is €30, payable on the first night. All welcome.



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 

Recent Deaths: We pray for the souls of (a) Julia Mulvey Drumshanbo (mother of Mary Kellett) whose funeral took place Thursday. (b) Elaine Byrne Clonee Dublin & Ballinamore whose funeral took place in Finglas on Thursday and (c) Dominick King of Knock Mayo (brother of Margaret Murray Aughnasheelin) whose funeral took place on Friday. Our sympathy to their families.  

Recent Deaths: We pray for the soul  of James (Jim) Boyle, Boeshill Garadice whose funeral took place on Saturday. Our sympathy to his family.  

The Capuchin Day Centre wish to thank you for your donation of €500 from the St. Anthony Box.  

Dates for your Diary:

First Communion, Ballinamore Sat 21st April at 11am. 

First Communion, Aughnasheelin Sunday 29th April at 11am. 

Confirmation for the young people of Oughteragh/ Lwr Drumreilly Parish Sunday May 13th at 2pm in Ballinamore Church.


Trócaire Boxes: Please drop in your Trócaire Boxes as soon as possible.

Cavan Institute is hosting an Information Day on Saturday 21 April from 12 noon to 4 pm. This is an ideal opportunity for prospective students to visit the college and discuss the opportunities available upon completion of a PLC course - so if you are interested in accessing progression routes to third level education in Institutes of Technology and Universities, up-skilling, obtaining employment or taking a gap year, why not come along and see what Cavan Institute has to offer?



Next meeting is on  Wednesday April 11th at 8.30pm in Teach Duchais Drumeela. The speaker will be Timothy Elliott from Manor Garden Centre Lisnaskea. Timothy is an excellent speaker who is very well informed on all gardening topics. So why not come along and get some information and inspiration for the approaching gardening season. Everyone welcome. Usual refreshments and raffle on the night.


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