1st of February 2023

1 February 2023

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.

Your Town Needs You.

It’s that time of the year when we start planning our St. Patrick's Day Parade that will be at 4pm on Friday 17th of March 2023, but we can’t do it without YOU! We are looking for volunteers to join our committee. If you think you are up for the challenge, we would love to hear from you. Please send an email to ballinamoretourism@gmail.com or you can pop into the Tourist Office on Thursdays or Fridays. We are also asking any Business or Community Group if they would like to put a float or walk the parade to contact Martina in Ballinamore Tourist Office email ballinamoretourism@gmail.com 

Mohill Bridge Club Results

1 st  Mary Flynn and Mary McKiernan
2nd Frankie Duignan & Tom Conaty 
3rd Monica Sharpley & Berni Flynn
See you all next Wednesday, usual time 7.30 in Casey’s 



1st February St Brigid-Secondary Patron Saint of Ireland, 2nd Presentation of the Lord, Blessing of Candles, World Day for Consecrated Life, 3rd St Ansgar, and St Blaise, Blessing of Throats  
Office Phone:  071 9644039 

Hours: Mon, Wed, & Fri 9:30am – 14:30pm

Tues & Thurs 1pm – 3 pm  

Email: ballinamore@kilmorediocese.ie 

Website: ballinamoreparish.com

Fr. Seán Mawn P.P. (Home) 071 96 81992 Mobile 087 686 9040

Fr. Johnnie Cusack C.C.        Mobile 087 240 8409   

Fr. John Mc Mahon 049-4339610 Mob. 086-2126582 (Carrigallen)
RECENT DEATHS: We pray for the soul of Agnes Short (Ballinamore), Anne (Nan) Callaghan (née Travers) Derrinkeher-Roycroft, Una Maguire (née Connolly) Drumreilly, and Patricia Smyth, mother of Suzanne Tubman and all the faithful departed   May they Rest in Peace 

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. 

Last meeting this week.  Ballinamore: Mon Jan 30th at 8pm the Island Theatre. 

BALLINAMORE CHURCH: INTERNAL PAINTING OF THE CHURCH WILL COMMENCE THIS WEEK.  During painting works, weekday Masses will be celebrated in the St. Brigid’s Prayer Room at usual times. Enter from outside entrance (left side of main church) main door will be closed. Saturday and Sunday Mass will be in the main Church.

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/


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.

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.

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.



David Tristram's “'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! 



continues indoors & outdoors Tues & Thurs 7pm until March, new members welcome any evening



Aughnasheelin GAA Dinner Dance, Landmark Hotel 25th February ‘23, more info to follow


is taking enrolments for Sept 2023, enrolment day is Tues 14th Feb, 12 -2pm. Enrolment available from info@stmarysnsaughnasheelin.ie or Jerome Quinn on 087 945 6887 or 071 964 4868.


is taking enrolments for September 2023, enrolment is Fri10th Feb, 12pm to 2pm.  Enrolment forms available by emailing:  aughawillanns@gmail.com or contacting the school on 071 964 4246.



is taking enrolments for the 2023 - 2024 school year. Contact 071 964 5001 or email info@scoilchlannnaofa.com for Enrolment Forms.  



AGM takes place Wed 1st Feb in Tráthnóna at 8 pm. All members to attend. 



Hilly Road, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim N41 C6X6 OPEN DAY is on Thursday 9th February 2023 from 10am to 8pm. Find out about our QQI Level 5 Adult Education Courses in Business Administration, Health Nutrition and Food Science, Tourism with Business and Traditional Irish Music.

Refreshments provided on the day. Feel free to pop in for a friendly chat and a cuppa – it might just change your life!!

For more information, please check out our Facebook page, VTOS Leitrim or call Sean Bailey on 086-0624200


BALLINAMORE OLD TEC- MSLETB GARDEN CLASSES Wednesday Garden Planning, Level 3 QQI; Thurs Fruit Growing, Level 4 QQI in the Old Vocational School/ETB Building, 10am – 2pm. All welcome, just call in. PHOTOGRAPHY & COOKERY CLASSES in the Old Vocational School/ETB Building. If interested in these Classes, call Martina or John in Ballinamore Tourist Office 071 964 4513 to book your place. MSLETB TRAINING: Computer Classes Level 3 & 4 in Ballinamore Enterprise Centre, Willowfield Road. Call 071 964 4513 to reserve a place.



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



Leitrim Development Company are seeking applications for this Scheme, Male and Female positions are available. This is a farmer friendly Scheme where participants work 19.5 Hrs a week earn extra income by working in their local community. If you are interested call 071 964 1770 or 086 771 6896 for information



Thank you to everyone that bought sold and took part in this year’s fundraising draw, our most successful yet. Thanks to everyone that sold tickets and promoted the draw the length and breadth of the country, a special thanks to Naomh Conaill GAA club and Seamus O’Malley who were selling for us up in Donegal. Special thanks to Gay and staff for hosting the draw, and well done to all the winners and thank you to everyone that bought a ticket, your support is really appreciated. The winners 1st Prize €4,000 Tom and Ethan Foley 2nd Prize €1,000 Patricia Corby 10 prizes of €100 Martin & Eileen McGovern, Rachel Kavanagh, Aerin Burns, Michael, Dawn & Ben Reynolds, Orla McWeeney, Senan O’Donnell, Donal Quinn, The Connaughton family, Michael McGovern, and Peggy Kilraine 

AGM: 28th January in the club rooms at 18:00 Hrs.



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. 

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