8th of February 2023

3 February 2023

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 

Ballinamore Whist Dive Results

First lady

1 st Shirley Pratt

2nd Mary Flynn 

3rd Myrtle Neil

½ time lady Ann Gomley longest sitting Dolores OFlynn


1st Harry O'Fagen

2nd Michael Flanagan

3rd Margaret Johnston

½ gent Con O’Gorman



8th Feb Day of Prayer & Awareness against Human Trafficking, 

10th St Scholastica & 11th Feb St Gobnait, & Our Lady of Lourdes, and World Day of the Sick    

Office Phone:  071 9644039 

Hours: Mon B/H, Wed, & Fri 9:30am – 2:30pm, 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 souls of Rosaleen McHugh (née Maguire) Aughawillan, also Vera Kellegher (nee Mc Weeney) late of Miskawn, London & Enniskillen, and all the faithful departed.                   May they Rest in Peace 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PARENTS 2023: Meeting Thursday 9th Feb. in St Brigid’s Parish Centre @ 8pm. Registration for the Sacrament takes place on this evening so it is important that parents attend to register their child. 

BALLINAMORE CHURCH: INTERNAL PAINTING OF THE CHURCH WILL CONTINUE 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. Full job description and application details are on the diocesan website https://www.kilmorediocese.ie/job-vacancy-diocesan-support-worker/

DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE: takes place on Fri 17th Feb to Sun 19th Feb. There will be a bus to the conference on Sat 18th Feb, it can be booked by calling Donoghue Coaches on 087 2654787 or Monica Tuite at 086 8281727


FREE TRAINING IN SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS organised by the HSE and open to anyone over 18 Yrs.  For more details like dates, times, locations and to book https://bookwhen.com/suicidepreventiontrainingcho1  The schedule includes two upcoming courses in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan H12 E5C7 - a half day safeTALK workshop on 3rd February and a two day ASIST course on 20th and 21st April.


PILGRIMAGE TO ST. BRIGID’S WELL. Many Thanks to Francis Murphy, Gerry Keegan, Michael Duignan, and Gerard and Pauline Mc Cartin, for their assistance and work in making this holy & historic pilgrimage a great success. 


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


AUGHNASHEELIN YELLOW RIVER PLAYERS: We are delighted to announce that we will be bringing our production of 'Cupid Wore Skirts' by Sam Cree, to the stage in Aughnasheelin on the 18th, 19th, 25th, and 26th March, curtain up at 8.30pm, tickets on the door.  After 3 years of waiting, we look forward to welcoming you all back to Aughnasheelin and we promise you a night full of laughter and a little bit of love too!


ST MARY'S N.S AUGHNASHEELIN 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.

AUGHAWILLAN N.S is taking enrolments for September 2023, enrolment day is Fri 10th Feb, 12pm to 2pm.  Enrolment forms available by emailing:  aughawillanns@gmail.com or contacting the school on 071 964 4246.

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


INHFA COUNTY SLIGO: is holding a meeting on Wed, Feb 8th at 7.30pm (sharp) in The Sligo Park Hotel. There will be a presentation by Mr. Jack Nolan, Head of Organics, DAFM on the new Organic Scheme a discussion on key farming issues of the new CAP and the proposed Nature Restoration Law, and Co. Sligo INHFA AGM will follow. All farmers including non-members from surrounding counties are welcome to attend. The INHFA Team 071 930 2715


LINE DANCING IN CORLOUGH COMMUNITY CENTRE on Tues 7th, Tues 14th, & Tues 28th Feb. Also same Tues in March. Adults €7 & Students €4. All students under 18 to be accompanied by an adult.


THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING CENTRE: 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 – it might just change your life! Or call Sean on 086-0624200


RURAL SOCIAL SCHEME (RSS) 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


ST VINCENT DE PAUL: We the committee of SVP Conference Ballinamore, wish to thank each and every one who contributed so generously to our annual Christmas appeal including those from the neighbouring parishes. We thank Carl Johnson and staff at Ballinamore Credit Union and the AIB Staff for facilitating donations, Fr Johnny and Fr Seán for their ongoing support of SVP. We thank all who used our blue donation envelopes. We thank the Principal, Staff, Students, and Parents of Ballinamore Community School who collected large amounts of food and money, also thank you to Catríona and Staff at the National School for monies collected and also Sheila O’Dowd, Staff, and Service Users at the Rehab for their annual collection of food and money. We thank SuperValu and Tesco for their continued support, and finally to the people who remain anonymous and gave us donations of money, food, and hampers for distribution, we say a very special thank you. All of your efforts have a positive impact on large numbers of people in the area. If you wish to talk to SVP Conference Ballinamore in confidence, call 087 936 0562.


DAY-CENTRE TEMPLEPORT RESOURCE CENTRE opens again Wed. Feb. 8th with usual transport provided. New people welcome from Ballinamore surrounding areas.  Contact Kathleen on 087 792 1683 or Anne on 087 285 7471 


Mohill Bridge Results


1st Mary Brady / Mary McKiernan

Joint 2nd Helen Rutter / Bella Wrynn Annie COX / Dorthy Connor

3rd Michael Mahon / 

Marie Walpole

Joint 4th Sean Creamer / Ruth Creamer &Marian Quinn /Evelyn Smith

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