25th April 2018

23 April 2018

Remember to send your notes in early (Thursday) before a Bank Holiday.


VOLUNTEERS WANTED! Connaught Fleadh (Ballinamore) July 7th and 8th

If you are interested in Irish music, song and dance then come along and enjoy all that the Fleadh has to offer. We are looking for volunteers for such jobs as car parking attendants, competition door attendants, tea/coffee servers, runners. E-mail Lorraine to lorrainesweeney2000@gmail.com or contact on 086-863-1785.


MAD 2018!

Music and Dance Summer Camp will take place in Ballinamore from July 9th-13th for girls and boys aged 5-12. Instruction will take place in a wide range of music and dance genres culminating with a concert on Friday to exhibit to family and friends the weeks work!

Monday to Friday 10.00 - 1.30 each day. Places are booking up quickly so call or text Orla Murphy on 087-624-5316 or Lorraine Sweeney on 086-863-1785.


Pilgrimage: The Kilmore Diocesan 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.


The Heritage ReVamped!!!

Terry and Agnes Shortt are having an opening of their newly revamped bar this coming Friday 27th April. Come along for a good night with great music.


Ballinamore bridge club results

The results of bridge held on Thursday 19th April are as follows:

1st Monica Sharpley and Brid Mc Manus

2nd Evelyn Smith and Marian Quinn

3rd Mary Flynn and Mary Mc Tiernan

4th Joan Martin and Sean Creamer

The last night of bridge takes place on 26th April at 7.30 pm.

All players welcome.


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".


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


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.


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.


Cake Sale for Jack and Jill Home Care Foundation

In aid of Jack and Jill Foundation – May 6th 11.30 – 1pm at Ballinamore Courthouse.


Ballinamore Writers Group

Meet every Monday morning at 10.00 am in the Library. New members welcome.


Ballinamore Evening Classes in Vocational School

Funding has been secured from MSL 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


Gardening starts Thursday 26th 10am – 12pm Old Vocational School

Arts & Crafts

If intetested please contact Patrick or Margaret in The Tourism Office to put your name down. Email: ballinamoretourism@gmail.com or telephone 071 96 44513 or call in person to our Tourism Office..

Classes will begin after Easter. We also hope to run a Calligraphy Class but this will incur a cost.


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.


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.

Club Lotto Monday 16/04/2018

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

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

House Draw Gerry Farry. Kindly sponsored Alan Banks  €40 each – Diarmuid Keegan, Willowfield Rd. Sean Ó Suilleabhain, Achadh Dearc. Brendan Burns,

Clenaghoo. Martina Farry, Lahard - jackpot of €4100.


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