17th April 2018

The Leitrim Branch of Multiple Sclerosis

Would like to thanks everyone who gave so kindly to our recent Church Gate Collection, and a special thanks to the people who collect yearly for us.


Results from week three of the League.Bank Bar (6) Freddie’s (3) McGirl’s (6) Drumcoura (3) Poor Scholar (9) Quinn’s (0) scratched.Jackie’s a bye (9) points to date: Poor Scholar (29) ptsBank Bar (22) ptsJackie’s (19) ptsFreddie’s (15) ptsMcGirl’s (12) ptsDrumcoura (5) pts.

Darkness into Light 

On May 12th Ballinamore Community School will host their first Darkness into Light 5k Walk, in aid of Pieta House 

This event will begin at 4.15am, in darkness, as people walk the 5km route around Ballinamore and finish as the dawn is breaking.To participate in the event.  Go online to www.darknessintolight.ie. For the venue make sure to click on “Ballinamore Community School 

Pilgrimage: 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.

Ballinamore Women’s Group

Trip to the dogs in Mullingar organized by Ballinamore women’s group takes place on Saturday 21st April. Bus leaves the square Ballinamore at 5 15pm All travelling are asked to be punctual.

World Curlew Day

In connection with World Curlew Day, Annie Birtwistle, Curlew Action Team contracted to the NPWS for Curlew Conservation Programme will give a talk on the curlew, which was once one of Ireland’s most iconic and best known bird species but now fears extinction. All are welcome to come along to Mohill Library on Friday, 20 April 2018, at 6.30pm, and learn more about this bird and how it can be protected. For more information, please contact Mohill Library on 07196 31360. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome

Ballinamore Bridge Club Results

The results of bridge held on Thursday 12th April are as follows:

1st Monica Sharpley and Bernie Flynnn

2nd Mary mc Tiernan and Mary Flynn

joint third Brid Campbell McManus and Bella Wrynn and Marian Quinn and Evelyn Smith

4thh Margaret Nellis and Peggy Logan.

Bridge continues on 19th April at seven thirty and the final night is on 26th April at 7 30pm.

All players 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 

Memorial / Feast Days:   

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

Recent Deaths: We pray for the souls of (a) Bridie Prior Sandymount & formerly Camagh burial to take place in Oughteragh Wed 18th April at approx. 3:30pm (b) Mary Rita Cullen (nee Darcy) Belfast & formerly Drumracken Aughnasheelin, whose burial took place on Tuesday (c) Mary Bagge Dublin who died in February & her son Pat Bagge who died recently in Seattle (Mother & Brother of Damien Bagge) (d) Anthony McWeeney Ballinamore & California (brother of Gerry McWeeney) whose funeral took place during the week. (e )Teresa O’Hara formerly of Derrinkehir Brady, Aughnasheelin who died recently in St. Alban’s England.Our sympathy to their families.  

Ballinamore / Drumreilly Lower Pastoral Council Meeting on Monday 23rd April 2018 at 8.30pm in Ballinamore Community Centre" 

Aughnasheelin Mass Change: There will be no Saturday evening mass in Aughnasheelin on Sat 28th April. Instead there will be mass on the Sunday 29th at 11am for First Holy Communion.  

Trocáire Boxes Final Call !!Thank you to those who have already dropped in their contribution. Should you have forgotten , please do so as soon as possible.   

World Meeting of Families: Pope Francis has confirmed that he will attend the 9th World Meeting of Families which will take place from 21st to 26th August 2018 in Dublin on the theme., ‘The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World’. The following registrations/ tickets are available: individual Adult Registration, Clergy Registration, Family Group Registration (any number of adults/ any number of children), Group Registration for Parish/ Diocesan Organisation. To register or book tickets go online and log into the following website: www.worldmeetingoffamilies2018.ie   On Thursday August 23rd Kilmore Diocese will have a day trip to the World Meeting of Families in the RDS Dublin. Parishioners who wish to travel on the day must book online.  

 Are you caring for a family member at home?

A spouse, a partner or a close relative or neighbour? Then you are a Family Carer, become a member of Family Carers Ireland and benefit from a local and national network that helps family carers who need advice and that informs and influences Government policy relating to home-based care. As a member you can also avail of our exclusive deals.  For more information call 05793 22920 or visit our website www.familycarers.ie 

 Ballinamore Parent  & Toddler in  Ballinamore

Library Wed 10.00a.m.-12.000p.m. €2 per week (for tea, coffee, biscuits etc.) All parents/grandparents or child minders who are in the company of babies or toddlers are invited to come along for a cup of tea and a chat while the children mix and play! Laura Mc Hugh 086 6035977  

Ballinamore Library News. 

Ballinamore Writers Group meets each Monday at 10am in the library.  New members always welcome. 

Knitting/ Crochet Group meets every Tuesday morning at 11. 

Draughts Club: Tuesdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm 

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 “1000 Years of the Irish Aurora Borealis: From Folklore to the Digital Age” speaker Ronan Newman Admission to all events is free. 

Mohill Computer Training – Upcoming  Course:

Navigating Modern Living – Starting Wednesday 18th April @7pm 

Individuals are forced to deal with faceless systems mostly online in the modern world. This course is aimed at anyone who has ever struggled with navigating their way around what is now classed as everyday tasks and situations. The course shows you how to register online with Revenue.ie as an employee, self-employed or farmer. It helps you to wisely manage your tax affairs ensuring you have all the benefits including Claiming Tax Credits. It also deals with reading and understanding everyday household bills including ESB bills, and examining if you are entitled to any Social Welfare supports (House hold Benefits Package)? Call now 071-9632024 to book your place. 

Hotel & Catering Course:

Leitrim Development Company is currently recruiting for their QQI Level 5 Hospitality Operations Course.  The course is full-time and will run for 42 weeks, commencing end of May 2018.  It is based in the Training Kitchen in the Food Hub, Drumshanbo.  Course is free to eligible participants.  Funded by MSL ETB and DEASP.  For more information or to register please contact Leitrim Development Company on 071 9641770 or email Jeanette@ldco.ie 

Fundraiser Fenagh Drama Troupewill perform The Maiden Aunt, one more time.  This is a hilarious 3 Act Comedy written by Jimmy Keary.  The show is in Fenagh Community Centre on Saturday 21st April at 8:30pm, Doors open at 7:30pm.  Admission is €10.  Please note that all funds collected will go to the Irish Guide Dogs and Fenagh Defibrillator. 

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

Ballinamore Writers Group: Meet every Monday morning at 10.00 am in the Library. New members welcome. 

CAMCAS Centre:

Some raised bed allotments are now available for annual rent at the CAMCAS Centre in Ballyconnell. €80 per year, May to April. Also we are running a continuous Level 4 Horticultural course on Mondays and Fridays, 9.30am to 4pm. Join at any time. Contact centre manager Frank Smith on 087 993 3274 or email frank@camcas.ie for further information. 

Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin 

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 

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
Club Lotto Monday
Numbers Drawn No's 6 5 0 2 7 1 3 4
Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:
House Draw Noel Sweeney
Kindly sponsored John P Harte
€40 each – Gavin Brennan, Anvil Court. Bernadette Dowd, Sallyfield, Gorvagh. Scott & Lucy Bannon, Ballycumber, Co Offaly. Michelle Ruddy, Gleann Dara.  
Jackpot of €4050

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! 

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

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." 

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. 



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