4th July 2018

Tea and Coffee afternoon for Leitrim Branch of Multiple Sclerosis Saturday 21st July

Ruth Morrow (Newtowngore) is holding a Tea and Coffee afternoon on Saturday 21st July in her home at 19 Woodford Green, Newtowngore from 2pm to 6pm. Everyone very welcome so please come along and support this very worthy cause and sample some of Ruth’s and her friends delicious baking. 4th July - Give blood at Ballinamore Community Centre The Blood Transfusion mobile unit team will return again to the Community Centre in Ballinamore this Wednesday 4th July 2018. The times are from 3.00pm - 5.00pm and 7.00pm - 9.30pm. 1 in 4 people will need a blood transfusion at some point in their lives, however, only 3% of the population give blood. Every new donor, every new donation saves lives." ​Thanks to everyone who attended the last clinic. See you on Wednesday 4th July and please encourage someone to come with you.

Whist Drive – In Aid Of North West Hospice.Calling All Card Players!!

The monthly whist drive in Ballinamore Community centre takes place on Thursday 5th July at 9pm and all proceeds are going to the North West Hospice, we are calling on all card players to please come along and support this worthy cause. There will be a great selection of wonderful prizes, including Hampers, voucher’s and much more,  and tea and refreshments at half time. So why not come along, bring a friend and enjoy a good night while supporting the North West Hospice. All Welcome.

LOCAL LINK – Additional daily return

Local Link have added an additional daily return service between Carrick on Shannon and Ballinamore. The additional departure leaves Carrick on Shannon at 12:45 and departs Ballinamore at 14:00 Monday to Saturday.


Sunday 1st July 2018(Thirteenth Sunday OT) 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 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 12thAugust Mass at 9.45 followed with blessing of Graves Ballinamore: Sunday 19th August Mass at 1pm followed with Blessing of Graves Baptism: We welcome into the parish Community Julia Carmel Mc Manus who was baptised on Sunday last in Aughnasheelin Church. Congratulations to her parents. May God bless and protect this child and her family. Welcome to Sr.Cecilia Sweeney a Franciscan sister who will speak at all masses this weekend about the work of her Congregation. Visitation of the Sick and Housebound will take place this week.. Aughnasheelin, Aughawillan and Corraleehan areas on Thursday morning and Ballinamore Rural Area on Thursday afternoon . Ballinamore Town on Friday morning Data protection: Thanks to all who returned their consent forms . if you haven’t return yours, would you kindly do so at your earliest convenience. It is imperative that those whose names appear in the Newsletter as on a rota or roster return their form.

The Altar Servers tour to the RDS is cancelled. An alternative venue and date will be arranged.

The Ballinamore Community Garden is up and running and meets every Thursday at the old Vocational School (now Education Centre).Come along and enjoy the nature and nice company. For information contact Kay Maguire.

Please note road closures during the Connacht Fleadh will impact on mass goers on Sunday 8th July.  Main Street and St. Brigid's Street will be completely blocked off with no access. Consider parking on the New Line Road or Canal Road and walking from there. Apologies from the Fleadh committee for any inconvenience caused.

Belfast To Knock Walk. July 19th

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..  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. We have a great tradition here in the Friendly Town of providing a bed for all the walkers who have walked from Clones to Ballinamore on this Thursday 19th. 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 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 25.06.2018 Numbers Drawn 0 3 5 7 4 1 6 2 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 Gerry Mahon €40 each: : Sean McKeon, High St. Noel Gillian, c/o Jackie's Bar. Criostoir MacCondubh, Church St. Sr. Michelle Reynolds, Pairc Fea - jackpot of €4600

Thank You. Parents Association of Scoil Chlann Naofa

wish to thank & acknowledge all who supported and assisted in any way with their annual fundraiser  "Cycle and BBQ" on 15th June.  Those who cycled, stewarded,  prepared & served the BBQ, parents,  teachers,The Garda, Scouts, drivers and local community & all who sponsored the students 3-6 class. To our Main Sponsors :Fresh today, Irish Pride, Mc Brien Butchers, Scollan Butchers, Supervalu and Tesco your Generous support much appreciated!! €1593.50 has been raised so far which will be used to pay for various activities directly benefiting all students. Our AGM will be held on October. All welcome to get involved. Wishing all students, parents and teachers a lovely summer 2018.

Ballinamore Women’s Group

have arranged a week end trip to Westport staying in Westport Woods Hotel from October 5th to 7th.Total cost is 235 euro which includes  2BB ,2 evening meals and transport. A few places are available and must be booked before 15 July. Enquiries’ to Mildred at 0876327959 0r Mary at 0861603436.

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). This 16 piece harp ensemble will perform in a beautiful church setting using natural acoustics.

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.


On in Ballinamore GAA pitch today Wednesday at 7.30pm. All welcome. Stability Exercise Ball Muscle Sculpt. New class starting in Ballinamore gaa gym Thursday at 11am for further information contact Michelle on 0879390980

Heart Testing

Heart Testing in The Nature Trail, MOHILL on Saturday 7th July. Booking essential. Please phone 0879766738 or 071 9631818 for appointment. Limited space available.


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.

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

This is your Life' Show in Ballinamore on Thursday July 12th

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


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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