23rd May 2018

23 May 2018


The result from the postponed game between McGirl’s and Jackie’s played last Friday night McGirl’s (9) Jackie’s (0). The total points for all teams: Poor Scholar (56) pts McGirl’s (48) pts Bank Bar (41) pts Freddie’s (38) pts Jackie’s (34) pts Drumcoura (26) pts. With all games played it’s down to the semi-finals. First plays fourth, Poor Scholar V Freddie’s that game will be played in McGirl’s and second plays third, McGirl’s plays Bank Bar, which will be played in Jackie’s. Both semi-finals to be played next Friday night the 25th of May, with the final the following week the 1st of June.


Dawn’s Art Club

Every child can be an Artist... and Art is adventure that never ends... so I hope to see you at Dawn's art camp from the Wed 27th to Fri 29th of June... staring from incoming 1st class (age 7) to 6th class lots of colour, mess and fun to start your summer off on the right foot... there will be a junior and senior camp and this may vary depending on numbers... for more information please give Dawn a buzz on 0863115647... Early booking essential...


Happy Hearts Collection

Many thanks to all who supported the Irish Heart Foundation's National collection on Friday 11th May. We are grateful also to the volunteers who gave of their time on the day and to SuperValu and Tesco who accommodated us. We collected €1,346.80.


Oughteragh and the two Drumreilly’s

As part of Bealtaine Festival, staff in Ballinamore Library are hosting a very interesting talk by Monsignor Liam Kelly on Tuesday 29th May at 8pm titled ‘The Parish of Oughteragh and the two Drumreilly’s: 1400 to 1800’. Free admission and all are welcome.


Discover your River - Source to Tap Roadshow Event Ballinamore Library Thursday 31st May 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Let’s talk about your rivers and lakes in the Erne Catchment.

Come along and chat about your fond river memories, share with us your love of rivers and help develop a vision for their future.

Let’s identify actions to achieve a community river plan so we can work together to ensure the preservation and enhancement of our shared local waterways. This is a free event with all welcome.


Planning for a Colorful Summer in your Garden

An illustrated talk given by Gail from the “Four Seasons Garden Centre” will take place in Ballinamore Library on Thursday 31st May at 5pm. Come along get ideas for summer planting which will add colour to your garden. Gail will also be happy to answer any of your gardening queries. Admission free. All welcome.



Sunday 20th May 2018 (Pentecost Sunday) 

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 

Cemetery Sunday: (Blessing and Visitation of Graves) 

Corraleehan: Sunday 29th July Mass at 12 noon followed with blessing of Graves.

Aughnasheelin: Sunday 5th August Mass at 12 noon followed with blessing of Graves. 

Aughawillan: Sunday 12th August Mass at 9.45 followed with blessing of Graves.

Ballinamore: Sunday 19th August Mass at 1pm followed with Blessing of Graves.

Padre Pio Healing Mass: You are warmly invited by our Parish Pastoral Council and community to join with us for our annual Padre Pio Healing Mass in Saint Patrick's Church, Ballinamore, on Friday 25th May at 7.00pm. The Celebrant will be Fr. Sean Kelly, OFM  Capuchin Priest from Kilkenny and a native of Ballinamore. There will be Capuchin Friars present with Relics of St. Pio for individual blessings after the Mass. Many healings have been attributed to the intercession of Saint Pio and large crowds always attend the healing Masses dedicated to his life. Everyone Welcome.  

Fr Johnny will shortly be celebrating a very significant birthday: to mark this occasion there will be mass in Aughnasheelin Church on Friday June 8th at 8pm and this will be followed by a celebration in the Local Community Hall. All welcome. 


Work on The Parochial House, Convent Road 

A planning application for permission to carry out alterations to the Parochial House, Convent Rd, has been submitted to Leitrim County Council. Any local contractor interested in tendering for this project is asked to contact Fr Seán for a copy of the site layout plans, site location map & drawings within the next week.


Irish Wheelchair Association

are holding their National Bag Pack in your local Tesco store on Friday 6th & Saturday 7th July. Can you volunteer just 2 hours? Register to volunteer at www.iwa.ie/tesco or call 046 9072539. Thank you.  


Ballinamore Outreach Office Wednesday 12 noon - 1pm, Ballinamore Library 

Offers support and services including support for individuals and families, Personal Development Programmes, Parenting Programmes, Education Courses and Training Opportunities, Activities for children, Advice and support around housing and social welfare, Advice around support groups and Administer Senior Alert Scheme Forms. For more information call Laura in Mohill Family Support Centre on 086 6035977.


Ballinamore Library Events:

Mondays at 10am Ballinamore Writers Group Meeting. Wednesday s 10am - 12noon Mother and Toddler Group. Tuesday 22nd at 8.30pm Bat Conservation Ireland will host a Talk in the library followed by a walk around the town. Wednesday 23rd  4.15pm Screening of DVD “The Blacksmith” filmed in Co. Cavan in 1992. Saturday 26th 2.30pm - Kiddies Movie hour. Free Computer Classes - daily from Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June. Class times 11.30am – 1.30pm and 2.30pm – 4.30pm. To reserve a place call 071 9645566. All Events are free and open to everyone. 


St Patrick's N.S. Corlough

Are holding a Clothes Collection on Monday 28th May 2018.  Any donations can be left at the school up to 9 o'clock on the morning of the collection. 


“The parish of Oughteragh and the two Drumreilly's: 1400-1800”:

Lecture by: Fr. Liam Kelly (Historian and Lecturer) in: Ballinamore Library. Tuesday 29th May at 8pm. Free Admission: All welcome.


The Backpack Summer Camp for Teenagers!

The Backpack is hosting a residential summer camp in The Emmaus Centre, Dublin for teenagers from Kilmore Diocese from June 10th - June 16th. Participants will learn essential skills for life such as stress and anxiety management, confidence and leadership skills, boundaries in relationships, and contemplative prayer, in a fun and open environment. Open to anyone between the ages of 13-18. For further information, please visit our website at www.thebackpack.life, email us atthebackpackprogram@gmail.comor call us at 0834877325. We look forward to seeing you there! 


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 14/05/2018 

Numbers Drawn 4 7 0 3 5 2 1 6 

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

House Draw €40: Gerry Mahon 

Kindly sponsored Brendan Burns 

€40 each: Jimmie Bohan, Keshcarrigan. Seamus Beirne, Ardrum. Bernadette Dowd, Sallyfield, Gorvagh. Conor McGrath, Killaneen. Next week’s draw with a jackpot of €4300.



Connacht 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.


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


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.



takes place every Friday from 11am to 3pm at the Old Courthouse. If you visit the stalls of local producers you will find: organic meats, fresh fish, free range eggs,  sourdough  bread and pizza, goat's cheese, fresh produce, plants, cakes, jams, fermented foods, handicrafts, second hand books, photographs and cards. Come and enjoy your local market! For info call: 089 40 83 261.


HSE Notice

Children starting Primary School, parents with young children due to start school – Please remember to take your child to your GP for the Booster Vaccines before September, more information at www.immunisation.ie.


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


Wear a Sunflower for North West Hospice:

Sunflower Days in aid of North West Hospice take place from 8th-9th June. Sunflowers and pins will be available to buy from North West Hospice volunteers all over the North West and your support would be greatly appreciated. The sunflowers have been grown and generously donated by Loughan House in Blacklion to support North West Hospice.

If you could spare an hour or two in your local area to help out with Sunflower Days, please contact North West Hospice on (071) 9170523 or email info@northwesthospice.ie.


Would you like to be part of the choir for the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 26 August 2018? 

The Diocese of Kilmore has been allocated 74 places in the choir that will lead the congregational singing during the Mass with Pope Francis in August. 23 sopranos, 23 altos, 14 tenors and 14 bass from across the diocese are required. All prospective choir members must be aged 18 years+ and will be subject to Garda Vetting as part of the registration process. There is nothing to stop choirs travelling to the Phoenix Park as part of a parish pilgrimage and singing from their assigned places in the designated sections. As many of the 74 choir members as possible will also be asked to join the choir for the 4:30 p.m. Mass in Dublin’s RDS on Thursday 23 August during the World Meeting of Families Pastoral Congress which coincides with the Kilmore Diocesan Day at the Pastoral Congress. The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday 18 May 2018. To register interest or for more information, please contact Seán Coll in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre by telephoning 049 4375004 or by email to pastoralcentre@kilmorediocese.ie.


Festival Competition function to elect the new Ballinamore Lord Mayor - GERRY FARRY

A fundraiser launch for Ballinamore Festival's Mayor will take place in Prior’s lounge this coming Saturday with music, spot prizes and lots of fun on behalf of Gerry Farry’s campaign. The one who raises most funds will be elected Lord Mayor. 


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