25th June 2018

Ballinamore Library News


Remembering Leitrim War Dead looks to explore ways to remember and commemorate the men and women of Leitrim who were affected by the First World War.  The project will include Community Consultations, exploring the needs and aspirations of individuals and community groups across Leitrim, to develop a consensus of ideas around a World War 1 remembrance project.  Facilitated consultations will take the form of public workshops, focus group meetings and one to one meetings. Findings from consultations, with recommendations for a programme of community based work around a World War 1 remembrance project in Leitrim, will be issued in August.   It is envisaged that the programme will include a series of activities and projects remembering the men and women who were affected by the First World War and recommendations for small capital project(s).

If you would like to take part in a public consultation, please attend a workshop on one of the dates outlined above. For further information,

email: leitrimwm@gmail.com

Dawn’s Art Camp

Only a week to go.... last chance to book into Dawn's Art Camp.. it's filling up fast ... lots of fun, mess and creativity. Building drawing and making. Starts Wed 27th to Fri 29th.. in Ballinamore, from 10 to 1... for 1st class to 6th class boys and girls. For more information contact Dawn @ 0863115647 Looking forward to hearing from you.

Festival news

New 500 Bedroom Hotel for Ballinamore Lord Mayor Candidate Gerry Farry has told us that he has been in touch with Donald Trump Jnr through his Russian agents to arrange the building of a new 500 bedroom hotel in Ballinamore. Gerry stated that the new hotel will be a huge benefit to Ballinamore in the light of all the other developments he has planned for the surrounding area. The new 20 story structure will incorporated into existing buildings at the junction of High Street and St Bridget Street. The Hotel will have all the usual amenities and include a greyhound track around the perimeter. BIG G said that leading trainers like John Ryan and Timmy Winters will make immense savings on Friday evening by having their moneymaking activities near home. ‘The brilliance of the thing is that marriage-intending couples can have all activities in-house, marriage on the ground floor, craic in the middle and fireworks on the roof. The 500 bedrooms will be furnished to cater for every taste. Gerry added that Mr Trump wants to future-proof the development by installing a rocket launch pad on the roof. ‘Space travel will be commonplace in the not-too-distance future’, he added. ‘We are expecting many guests requesting us to ‘Fly Me to the Moon’. Trolley Dash Lines on sale next Thursday, Friday and Saturday 28/29/30th in Tesco’s for Trolley Dash 2 euro a line or 3 lines for 5 euro’s. Trolley Dash takes place on Sunday 29th July and ‘This is your life’ night in Community Centre on Thursday 12th July.


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.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.

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.

The Pope’s Visit

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.

Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin

Congratulation to Leitrim in their win against Louth A Night Not to be missed !!! Folks over the years the great and illustrious Tommy Moran has hosted some very exciting and memorable “This is your Life” nights and on Thursday the 12th of July Tommy will be back in action with the big red book surprising a local star of the town who shall remain secret till the event. This event promises to be a great night of entertainment and one not to be missed. The event is part of the Gerry Farry lord Mayor campaign for Ballinamore Festival with all proceeds going towards this years family festival. Tickets are 10euro and can be purchased on the night Bootcamp for men and women This fitness session is for all levels of fitness (as there will be hard and easy options given) starting today Wednesday at 7.30pm on Ballinamore gaa pitch. Want to get moving? Come to Ballinamore gaa gym Thursday morning at 10am and have a chat while you get your body

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 18.06.2018 Numbers Drawn 5 3 2 6 7 4 0 1 Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche: House Draw €40: Martina Farry. Kindly sponsored Mary Harte €40 each: Gerry Mahon, Church St. Shane Dolan, Callowhill. Greg Hargaden, Fenagh. Rose Darcy, Lahard Jackpot of €4550


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

Church Notes (St Patrick’s Ballinamore)

Recent Deaths

We remember and pray for Teresa Boland,Easkey and Aughnasheelin whose funeral took place on Wednesday in Aughnasheelin. May she rest in peace.Our sympathy to her family and friends. Popes Collection will take place in all churches Ballinamore Church Collectors: it has been brought to our attention that a number of collectors are not showing up for their designated Sunday. We would ask you to please organise an alternative member of your family to cover you if it is not possible for you to attend on your allocated day.


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