20th June 2018

19 June 2018

Ballinamore Library News

Summer Stars programme back at you local library. The popular Summer Stars Reading is back in your local library. It’s a free programme and open to all children. Each child who registers can join in the fun of reading lots of exciting books during the summer. Fun rewards will be provided along the way. At the end of the programme, all children who have participated will be invited to attend our celebratory awards event. Those that have completed the 6 book challenge will have their names entered in a draw for an overall prize. So don’t miss out on the fun this summer - drop into Ballinamore library and join the Summer Stars Reading Adventure.  

Cruinniú na nÓg: A day of Youthful Creativity takes place on Saturday June 23rd and as part of this there is a morning of “Art with Dawn” from 11am to 12.30pm in Ballinamore library for children aged 6 to 12 years. All welcome. 


Unique Art Display

A Unique Display of positive words put into Art Form, by children of St. Aidan’s N.S. Bawnboy along with art work by the residents of Oak Wood Nursing Home, Belturbet under the guidance of local artist Seane Cassidy will go on display in Ballinamore library on Wednesday 20th June. This is worthy of a visit and when the display is taken down mid July, it will find a permanent home on the wall space at Cavan General Hospital. Congrats to all involved on a worthwhile project. This can be viewed during library opening hours Mon, Wed and Fri 10am – 1.30pm and 2.30pm – 5.30pm: Tue and Thurs 10am – 1.30pm and 2.30pm – 8pm: Saturday 10am – 1.30pm and 2.30pm – 5pm.



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.


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.



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.

E-mail Address: ballinamore@kilmorediocese.ie Website: http://www.stbrigidspastoralarea.ie

Ballinamore St. Patrick’s Church Masses: Mon & Wed 7pm, Tue, Thurs & Fri 9am, No Sat Morning Mass, Sun 11am. 

Comhghairdeas to Fr Johnnie on his 80th Birthday - a big thank you to all who helped to organise the Mass and Celebrations in Community Centre on Friday June 8th - to all who took part in the Mass, all who helped get the Community Centre ready on Thursday night and Friday and helped with the tidying up after. Special thanks to all the Ladies from our Four Church Areas who baked and supplied loads of goodies - a good night was enjoyed by all. 

Recent Deaths: We pray for the soul of Margaret (Carrie) Moroney, Church Street whose funeral took place on Thursday. Our sympathy to her family.

Data Protection forms: In order to comply with new Data Protection Regulations, Consent forms are being circulated to: Lay Ministers, Altar Servers and Volunteers who are involved in the different jobs within the church. In order to retain your personal details such as name address & contact telephone we must now ask you to sign & return a Consent forms. Altar Servers parents must sign on behalf of their child. If you have not yet received a form, then please collect one from the Sacristy. Thank you for your continued cooperation. 


Pope Francis 

For those that only want to see the Pope in either Phoenix Park or Knock on Sunday 26 August: tickets are only available from 25 June at www.worldmeeting2018.ie. One can only book for either Knock or Phoenix Park but not both. These tickets are free.


Belfast to Knock Peace Walkers

We are now just  a few of weeks away from having our friends from Belfast pass through our town as they walk to Knock over five days on their Peace Pilgrimage. Over the years the parish has always opened their hearts and homes to the walkers and have been most generous and supportive in providing beds for those walking the pilgrimage. Hopefully this year will be no exception and if you can give a bed for even one walker it will be much appreciated. "I was a stranger and you invited me in "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me". If you can provide a bed for even one of the walkers, please come along to the Mass and we will put you in contact with walker in need of a bed for the night. If you have accommodated walkers in the past and can do so again please contact Thomas Kelly 071 9644800 / 087 9610911 with your details and how many you can take. Thanks. The mass will be on Thursday 19th July at 7:30pm. All parishioners are welcome to come and experience the Mass, the music and the liturgy that the Cursillio members bring to their celebrations.  


Blossom Harp Ensemble 

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ballinamore Thursday 5th July at 7.00 pm. Free event as part of the upcoming Connacht Fleadh (3rd-8th July). An acoustic performance featuring 16 Irish harpists under the direction of Elizabeth Affolter. Featuring All Ireland winning harpists. A special event not to be missed.


Community Care Meeting

A meeting of the community care committee will be held on Monday night next, June 18th in Trathnona Community centre at 9pm. All members are invited to attend. If anyone wishes to join our committee you will be welcome.


Album Launch- Fr. Darragh Connolly

An album called ‘I Hear You Calling Me - A Tribute to Count John McCormack’ by Fr. Darragh Connolly will be launched by Dr. Labhrás O’Murchú of Comhaltas Ceoltroirí Éireann in the Hotel Kilmore at 3pm, this Sunday 17th June. Some tracks will be performed and the album will be for sale. This is a free event. Everyone welcome. The album is also available for sale at www.darraghconnolly.com and from Cavan Gifts, Main St, Cavan. 


Cuan Cancer Support Centre

based at 2 Keadue Lane, Cavan is open to anyone who has had a cancer diagnosis & their family members. Cuan offers a range of services including counselling, complimentary therapies, gentle exercise & other supports. Cuan Drop-in Service is open on Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10-1 and 2-4. All services are free & confidential. For more information contact 086 4556632 or 049 8511021 or check our Facebook page Cuan Cancer Social Support Group. 


Corraleehan Heritage & Cultural Society

The Annual Bonfire in Corraleehan will be held on St. Johns Eve, Saturday the 23rd June at 8pm. Bonfire Night is always a fun tradition to remember our past, pray for the year ahead and bond with our community, with live music, scéal agus craic. Musicians please bring your instruments, Songbirds your voices and Dancers your shoes. A family event not be missed! Everyone welcome.


Lahard Camp Meeting

It is looking doubtful that lahard children's project summer camp will not take place this year due to lack of interest at the meeting last Thursday. If anyone is interested in volunteering on this project you must complete gardai vetting and do universal E learning course and attend 3 hour child protection training on 21 June, we will meet on Thursday 28th June to finalise if project will go ahead or not . 


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 The Migraine Association of Ireland will hold a FREE public Information Seminar in the County Arms Hotel, Birr on Thursday the 28th of June from 7 - 9 pm. The speaker for the evening is Dr. Muhammad Tariq, who is a Consultant Paediatrician and Childhood Headache expert at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise. He will advise on patient self-management to prevent triggering attacks, medications and treatments. Free tickets are available trough Event.

Club Lotto Monday 11.06.2018

Numbers Drawn 1 4 5 3 2 7 6 0

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

House Draw €40: Margaret McKeon

Kindly sponsored: Martina Farry

€40 each: : Aodhan Mac Samhrain, Trathnona. Andrias O Dubhthaigh, Achadh Dearg. Paddy O'Connor, Killaneen. Thomas McNiff, Kiltyhugh. Next week is a jackpot of €4500.


Save Leitrim Group

An information meeting will be held in Lough Allen Hotel Drumshanbo on Friday 22nd June at 8.30pm. Open to everyone: business, GAA, farmers, tourist etc. everyone who cares about Leitrim. Leitrim’s future is in your hands, there will be a number of speakers on the night.


Festival News

Gerry Farry for Lord Mayor

Extra Bank Holidays for Ballinamore

Lord Mayor Candidate Gerry Farry has said that if he is chosen as Mayor of Ballinamore that he will bring into law a Bill that was proposed in the Dail in 1864 but never enacted. The Bill states that every Bank Holiday Monday will be followed by a Tuesday Holiday to be known as the Credit Union or CU Holiday. Gerry or “BIG G” as he is affectionately known has said that from his experience the people of Ballinamore found it very stressful to be ready for work on Tuesday’s following Bank Holidays. By making the Tuesdays a CU Holiday he hoped everybody would be refreshed and more ready for work on a Wednesday: “We are hoping that this does not lead to any confusion BIG G said, we hope that people won’t take the CU holiday literally, otherwise employers might not CU till the following week”. The law can only be brought into effect by ensuring that Gerry is chosen as Lord Mayor of Ballinamore.

Please support by donating to the Grocery Trolley Dash. Find us on Facebook – Ballinamore Family Festival.


Dawn’s Art Camp

It’s nearly time to get the rags on and your paint brushes out as it’s drawing closer to Dawns Art Camp. With lots of fun and creativity in the mix. 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... starting from incoming 1st class (age 7) to 6th class. Junior and Senior camp will be as one adjusting projects according to age. (This may change slightly depending on numbers)... its filling up so early booking essential... for more information please give Dawn a ring on 0863115647.



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.


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