25th of January 2023

25 January 2023

Poker Classic 

In the Ballymac on Friday the 3rd February at 9pm.  Entry €20 and rebuys at €5 with 50/50 pay-out in prizes.  Refreshments served with spot prizes galore.  All welcome and bring a few friends.


Prize Winners of the Ballinamore GAA Club

1st €4000 – Tom & Ethan Foley, Keshcarrigan

2nd €1000 – Patricia Corby, Willowfield Rd

10 prizes of a €100 

Martin & Eileen McGovern Corlough

Rachel Kavanagh  Kiltemooden

Aerin Burns

Michael Dawn Ben Reynolds  Portlaoise

Oral McWeeney, Longstone

Senan O’Donnell, Glenties

Donal Quinn, Lisgudy

The Connaughtons, 

Michael McGovern, SuperValu

Peggy Kilraine, Mohill


Ballinamore Club Notes 



Dessie Kieran, Ballinamore Seán O’Heslins RIP


The death has occurred of Dessie Kieran, one of the stalwarts of Ballinamore Seán O’Heslin’s since his playing days in the late 1940s and through the 1950s. Dessie was the goalkeeper on the famous Ballinamore team which won the 1956 Senior Championship, the club’s first at the time, after what seemed an eternity from 1939. That victory was the highlight of Dessie’s generation and was spoken about with pride ever after.

While still a player, Dessie was very involved in the administration of the club along with his brother, the late Brendan. Between them, they were central to the running of the club in the 1950s and 1960s. Dessie was club Treasurer from 1953-1955 and again in 1958. He was also Assistant Treasurer from 1964-1968. 

He was a mine of information on anything to do with the club, and indeed the town, and a visit to the chemist shop run by himself and his wife, Sheelah, would yield the answers to many questions.


Dessie was particularly proud to see his son Paul play a central role in Leitrim’s great Connacht Senior Championship win in 1994 and in Ballinamore’s Senior title wins in the 1980s and 1990.

The club expresses sympathy to Dessie’s wife Sheelah and sons Paul, John and Mark and the extended family. 

Ar dheis Dé go raibh duine de laochra chlub Sheáin Ui Eislin. Leaba i measc na naomh agus na peileadóirí go raibh age.



Our annual AGM will take place on the 28th of January in the club rooms


Ballinamore Comhaltas Monthly Session – 

All welcome to the first session of 2023 on Sunday 22nd January.  Led by the Reynolds Family and friends in The Island Theatre 6.00 -7.00 (beginners) 7.00 - 8.00 (Intermediate / advanced).  All musical levels and abilities are welcome. *Parents or guardians must accompany children.  Further information call 087-762-0523.

ATHLETIC CLUB: Club training continues 7pm on Tuesdays on St Felim’s Pitch.   


AUGHNASHEELIN NS-ST MARY’S 50 YEAR REUNION: Are looking for photos for inclusion in a commemorative book to mark the school’s history over the last 50 years.  Photos of past pupils, their families, events at the school etc are all welcome. Items can be left into the school or emailed aughnasheelin50years@gmail.com. Many Thanks.


AUGHNASHEELIN SOCIAL DANCING CLASSES CONTINE: with Rina Bannon, Wednesdays at 8 pm all welcome..

BALLINAMORE TODDLER GROUP: Thurs 10am-11.30 am in the Island Theatre. All caring for babies/toddlers welcome. €2 per child. Call in for a cuppa and a chat. For more info 071 96 31253 or text/WhatsApp 086 6035977.


BALLINAMORE LIBRARY/RHYME TIME: for Toddlers & Accompanying Adults in the Library, Weds at 11am. 


Thurs. 11.30-12 pm in the Island Theatre Ballinamore offering support with housing, social welfare, education & training, senior alert forms, counselling services, activities for children, and support with parenting, and other personal development. Telephone 071 96 31253 or text/WhatsApp 086 6035977.

WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR IRISH? Free Irish Conversation classes (Ciorcal Comhrá) in Ballinamore Library on Tuesdays at 8.00pm. Ring or text 087 6821566 to book a place. Beidh Fáilte Romhat. 


THINKING OF A NEW YEARS RESOLUTION? BALLINAMORE OLD TEC- MSLETB GARDEN CLASSES Weds.  Garden Planning, Level 3 QQI; Thurs. Food Growing, Level 4 QQI in the Old Vocational School/ETB Building, 10am – 2pm. All welcome, just call in. 

PHOTOGRAPHY & COOKERY CLASSES to start in the Old Vocational School/ETB Building. If interested in these Classes, call Martina in Ballinamore Tourist Office 071 964 4513 to book your place. 

MSLETB TRAINING: Computer Classes Level 3 & 4 are to commence in Ballinamore Enterprise Centre on the Willowfield Road. Please ring Martina in Ballinamore Tourist Office 071 964 4513 to reserve a place. 


DIGGES BEEKEEPERS’ ASSOCIATION: Introduction to Beekeeping 4 sessions (Jan – Feb) and Beginners Course (Feb-May) for more information please call Kathleen on 086 380 2292 or email diggesbka@gmail.com




donations to SVP account in Ballinamore Credit Union BIC: BLRUIE21 and IBAN: IE49BLRU99224009342021, or the Credit Union to Acc No 9320380, all support is much appreciated. 



Resume Wed 11th Jan with Rena Bannon 8pm in Aughnasheelin Community Centre.


Leitrim County Council Hedge Cutting Grant Scheme, encourages the cutting of roadside hedges/trees along the Public Road Network up to Jan 31st 2023.Application forms and full details of the Terms & Conditions are available as follows: Telephone: 071 9620005 Ext: 630 Email: roads@leitrimcoco.ie

Island Theatre Ballinamore

Here are upcoming events
Dream World Promotions presents 'Born to be Wild' Island Theatre Ballinamore
The Breffni Players will be performing  David Tristram's hilarious one act play ' Lockdown in Leitrim'  in The Island Theatre on Saturday 4th   February at 7:30 The Breffni Players will be joined by the marvellous Millennium Choir and Leitrim-based eclectic musical group,' Ensemble 32 ' to provide  a great night of entertainment. Early booking advised! Box Office: Island Theatre | Ballinamore, County Leitrim | Arts & Entertainment.



25th Conversion of St Paul, 26th St Timothy & St Titus

& 28th St Thomas Aquinas  
Office Phone:  071 9644039 

Hours: Wed, & Fri 9:30am – 14:30pm

Tues & Thurs 14:30pm – 16:30 pm 

Email: ballinamore@kilmorediocese.ie 

Website: ballinamoreparish.com


 Recent Deaths: We pray for the souls of Rosaleen Murray, New York, formerly Derrinkehir, Aughnasheelin,  (sister of Padraig Murray, Derrinkehir,) funeral took place in New York last Saturday, also Richard Drane ( cousin of Máirín Martin) who died in England and Stephen Ralph, Lahard and New York        May they Rest in Peace


Confessions Available: Saturdays after the 11am Mass in Ballinamore Church, and on request at any time.       


Ballinamore Prayer Group 8 pm on Tuesday nights. Come along and invite your friends.


Church Area Meetings: Information /Discussion  meetings will be held in each church area to highlight the changes taking place in our parish in the coming months, and to give people an opportunity to discuss what these changes will bring  and how we can plan together to cater for the spiritual needs of  the people in each area. Dates of meetings are as follows: Aughnasheelin: Mon Jan.23rd 8pm in Community Hall; Aughawillan: Tues Jan.24th 8pm Community Hall: Corraleehan: Wed Jan 25th 8pm Corraleehan Church: Ballinamore: Mon Jan.30th 8pm The Island Theatre. 

Ballinamore Church: Internal Painting of the church will commence this week.  For the duration of painting the weekday masses will be celebrated in the St. Brigid’s Prayer Room at the usual times. Please enter the prayer room from outside entrance (left side of main church) as the church will not be accessible. The Saturday and Sunday masses will be celebrated in the main church.

Enrolment: Aughawillan N.S are now taking enrolments for September 2023. Our enrolment day will take place on Friday 10th February from 12 noon to 2pm. 

Enrolment forms are now available by emailing:  aughawillanns@gmail.com or contacting the school on 071 9644246.Thank you.

Enrolment: St Mary's N.S Aughnasheelin are now taking enrolments for September 2023. Our enrolment day will take place on Tuesday 14th February from 12 noon to 2pm .Enrolment forms are now available by emailing: info@stmarysnsaughnasheelin.ie or contacting the principal Jerome Quinn 087 9456887 or the school 0719644868.Thank You.

Enrolment: Scoil Chlann Naofa is now taking enrolments for the 2023 - 2024 school year.  Please contact the school for enrolment forms on 0719645001 or email the school at info@scoilchlannnaofa.com.  Thank you

The Diocese of Kilmore

is seeking to recruit a part time Diocesan Support Worker. The role includes building relationships with priests and observing their overall wellbeing. Full job description and application details are available on the diocesan website https://www.kilmorediocese.ie/job-vacancy-diocesan-support-worker/

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