1st of March 2023

27 February 2023

Are you looking for a career in Childcare?

The Childcare Programme is managed by Leitrim Development Company and is designed to help long-term unemployed to secure training and work experience in the field of childcare. Part of the programme is the provision of QQI training in childcare.  This qualification is essential to find employment in the childcare sector.  The programme assists learners to enhance and develop both technical and personal skills, which can be used in the workplace.
This is a part time position.  Applicants must be in receipt of a social welfare payment to be eligible. For further information about Childcare CE, please contact:
Leitrim Development Company
Tel: 086-3914399 or 071 9641770
Email: schemes@ldco.ie


9 to 5 the Musical (Popular Ballinamore musical troupe)

In the Island theatre starting the 24th March to the 1st of April. Is a hilarious story of friendship, infatuation, revenge and even a little romance at the office of Consolidated Industries.  Not to be missed, ticket going fast.


Corlough Whist Drive results

1st Bridie Goldrick / 2nd Berie McGovern / 3rd Patricia Flanagan
½ time Myrtle Neill / Hatcher Carl Johnston
1st Pat Stringer / 2nd Michael Mahon / 3rd Cathal Sharpley
½ time Kathleen O’Gorman / hatcher Con O’Gorman.

Raffle Una McLoughlin / Michael Flanagan / Jim Young / Pat Stringer

Ballinamore Club Notes
Club Draw

Thanks to everyone that bought and sold tickets for Saturday night's monthly draw which was held in Priors.


The winners were

1st Prize €200 Thomas McHugh

2nd Prize €150 Seamus Flynn

3rd Prize €100 Michael Dolan

4th Prize €50 PJ McLoghlin

5th Prize €50 Paudge Keenaghan


Mna Le Cheile Fundraising car wash

The Mna Le Cheile ladies will be busy washing cars on Saturday the 4th of March at 1pm at Wisleys Car Wash, all proceeds to Mna Le Cheile ladies’ team; your support would be greatly appreciated 


Tickets for the March draw now you can buy tickets online, in Murphy’s, Priors , Phillip Farley and from Alan Banks in Fresh today

Prize fund of €550

5 prizes, 1st Prize - €200, 2nd Prize €150 3rd Prize €100 and 4th & 5th prizes of €50 All proceeds go towards running the club and your support is greatly appreciated


Schools Final

Well done to the  Ballinamore Community school lads who won the PPS Junior C Connacht Final against  St Jarlaths community school on Thursday, it was a great match and the lads put in a fantastic display. Special well done to the Ballinamore lads that were in action Dessie Wisley, Paul Honeyman, Mark Ahern, Harry Prior , Michael Keegan, Zead Mohammad and Kayelon Murray


Old signs

There are a number of old advertising signs that were around the perimeter of the pitch and were replaced with new ones. If anyone wants to take their own original sign, contact Seán at 087 6821566.


41st BALLINAMORE DRAMA FESTIVAL: commences in the Island Theatre, on Sunday March 5th, and runs for seven nights, at 8pm until Sunday March 12th. Season Tickets, are €55 for 7 nights, are on sale in Murphy’s shop, St. Brigid Street, or at the ticket office. Admission nightly is €10. Our adjudicator is Paddy Farrelly. Paddy is Technical Manager at the Ramor Theatre Virginia & Townhall Theatre Cavan.There are three groups, Pomeroy, Clontarf & Glenamaddy, competing in the Confined Section and groups from Dalkey, Lifford and two from Wexford, in the Open Section. We look forward to welcoming all our patrons to another enthralling festival week. Your support is greatly appreciated.  

Sunday 5th March: Dalkey Players, Dublin, open the Festival with Marina Carr’s ‘By the Bog of Cats’ 

Monday 6th: Pomeroy Players, Tyrone, perform ‘The Hen Party Epiphany’ by Jimmy Murphy. 

Wednesday 8th: Lifford Players, Donegal, perform ‘When Elephants Collide’ written by Donegal man Edward Flanagan. 

Thursday 9th: Clontarf Player, Dublin, bring us ‘The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. 

Friday 10th: Wexford Drama Group, Wexford, perform ‘The Father by Florian Zeller (Translation by Christopher Hampton). 

Saturday 11th: Ballycogley Players Drama Group, Wexford stage ‘The Red Iron’ by Jim Nolan 

Sunday 12th: The Festival concludes with the Glenamaddy Players performance of ‘Proof’ written by David Auburn



Mohill Bridge Club Results

1st Mary & Hugh 2nd Marian & Evelyn 3rd Helen & Bella 4th Mary & Ian


1st Sunday of Lent.  Feast Days: 1st Mar. St David, 3rd Mar. St Katherine Drexel, and Women’s Day of Prayer   
Office Phone:  071 9644039 

Hours: Mon, 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)

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

RECENT DEATHS: We pray for Angela McNiff (Kiltyhugh & Killarney) and the souls of all the faithful departed.  May they Rest in Peace

RECENT BAPTISM: We welcome Olly Francis Gallagher into our Christian family, and we congratulate his parents on this joyous occasion.


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


A LENTEN HEALING SERVICE with Fr John Walsh (Limerick) in St Brigid's Church, Killygarry, Cavan on Feb 27th at 7pm with Rosary, Mass, Benediction & laying on of hands. Water, Salt & Oil will be blessed. Confessions at 6.45pm


CONFIRMATION PARENTS 2023: An information evening for confirmation parents will take place on Wed 1st March at 8 pm in St. Brigid’s Parish Centre, Ballinamore. Parents can register their child for the Sacrament of Confirmation and get details of the upcoming Parish programme. Fr. Sean and Martina look forward to seeing all the parents there.


ATHLETIC CLUB:  Training for health, fitness and competitions continues both indoor and outdoor under lights at the Sports Hall each Tuesday and Thursday at 7.00 p.m. New members are always welcome.


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


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


SCOIL CHLANN NAOFA now enrolling for 2023/24. Contact 071 964 5001 or info@scoilchlannnaofa.com for info. BADMINTON: is back Tuesdays at 9 pm. Ballinamore Sports Complex. All standards welcome. €3 per person.


BALLINAMORE WOMEN'S GROUP: Meeting 1st March at 8pm, in Tráthnóna 


BALLINAMORE B’MORE HENS SHED: meet in the Island Theatre every Monday at 11:30am, all welcome



Ballinamore Drama Festival 5th - 12th March. '9 to 5' the Musical 24th, 25th, 26th, 29th, 31st March and 1st April 2023. Well - Pat & Faye Shortt 15th April. & Last Prime Minister of Ireland 6th May. 


YOUR TOWN NEEDS YOU It’s time to start planning our St. Patrick's Day Parade Ballinamore 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 are up for the challenge, we need 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 all Businesses and Community Groups to put a float or walk the parade, please contact Martina in the Tourist Office ballinamoretourism@gmail.com


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



Open Evening is on Thursday 9th March 11am-7pm. Meet our staff team and learn more about studying with us in September 2023. Browse courses and apply now @ www.monaghaninstitute.ie



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.  Don’t forget the monthly Whist Drive every 3rd Thursday everyone welcome

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