22nd of March 2023

Newsletter 22nd of March 2023


At last a dry day for St Patrick’s Parade  

Congratulations to all who took part in the parade and most importantly a big thanks to all who contributed their hard work in organizing it.  And not forgetting all the beautiful children and their parents. All in all a very successful Spectacle!


Presented by Ballinamore Musical Society in the Island Theatre (N41 K0D6), 24th, 25th, 26th, 29th, 31st March & 1st April at 8pm, doors open 7:30 pm. Tickets at the Tourism Office 0719644513 or www.islandtheatre.ie - Tickets are selling fast, book now to avoid disappointment.



Well - Pat & Faye Shortt 15th April, and Last Prime Minister of Ireland 6th May.

Mohill Bridge Results

1st Mary Scallan & Marie Walpole

Joint 2nd Annie Cox Dorothy O’Connor & Tom Conaty  Frankie  Duignan

3rd Mary Brady & Mary McKiernan

The LAST PRIME MINISTER OF IRELAND – Playing shortly in The Island Theatre (Ballinamore) 6th May

The Supporters Club like to promote all Leitrim events in Dublin and here is a play that is coming up shortly in Smock Alley
Well known Manorhamilton actor and playwright, Gerry Farrell will see his  play 'The Last Prime Minister' staged in the Smock Alley Theatre Dublin on the Friday 24th & 25th March @ 7.30pm
'The Last Prime Minister' is a Splódar Theatre Company production. Splódar Theatre Company's Prin Duignan will direct 'The Last Prime Minister' while the cast includes notable and popular actors Michael Roper, Gerry Farrell, Rebecca Farrell Sheila O Keefe and Barry Deignan.
It is a play based on the public and private life of Lloyd George.

Ballinamore Comhaltas Youth Session -
Leitrim Fleadh 2023 is hosted by Glenfarne CCÉ.  It will take place in Manorhamilton (St.Clares P.P.S) & Glenfarne (The Ballroom of Romance), April 29th & 30th.
The closing date for entries is April 6th.  For more information email lorrainesweeney2000@gmail.com.



22nd World Water day, 23RD St Turbius of Mongrovejo, 24th St Macartan, and St Oscar Romero, 25th March Annunciation of the Lord.
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.


BALLINAMORE PRAYER GROUP 8 pm on Tuesday nights. Come along and invite your friends. 

DONATIONS TO NEW STAINED GLASS WINDOWS IN ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH BALLINAMORE: Please check the copy of the plaque on display in the church porch for your details. If there are corrections required please contact Fr. Seán ASAP. If you wish to make a donation contact Fr. Seán, as the Plaque will be finalised very soon. 

INVITATION FROM CREGG HOUSE SISTERS: to a Mass of Thanksgiving in Sligo Cathedral on Sat 1st April at 3pm. The Sisters wish to thank all who were associated with them, over the years, in the development of services for children and adults with intellectual disability. Everyone welcome.

TRÓCAIRE: this year we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the foundation of Trócaire. Trócaire means mercy. We show mercy when we show kindness, compassion and forgiveness.  For 50 years Trócaire has worked to support the world’s most at risk communities, no matter who or where they are. Please collect your Trócaire Box, help save lives, and support communities to rebuild their lives in a sustainable way.



a production of 'Cupid Wore Skirts' by Sam Cree, in Aughnasheelin the 18th, 19th, 25th, & 26th March, curtain up at 8.30pm, and tickets on the door.  Welcome back to Aughnasheelin and we promise you a night full of laughter and a little bit of love too!



With Rina Bannon, Weds 8 pm, all welcome. 



thanks to those who have forwarded photographs, we are looking for photos from the year the school opened in 1973 until 1995. We would be grateful to parents, grandparents or friends who have Class photos, Sporting pictures, Communion, Confirmation photos or any memorabilia linked to the school which you think would be of interest for the book. We want to hear recollections from past students on their time at St Mary’s NS, and we would love to talk to those who remember their first day in the new school. Please share your memories for future generations, get in contact and we will meet with you to listen to your memories before putting pen to paper for the book. Items can be left into the school or emailed aughnasheelin50years@gmail.com



is back Tuesdays at 9 pm. Ballinamore Sports Complex. All standards welcome. €3 per person.



Training continues at the Sports Hall and St Felim's on Tues & Thurs at 7 p.m. 



meet in the Island Theatre every Monday at 11:30am, all welcome.


This Childcare Programme is managed by Leitrim Development Company and will help long-term unemployed to get training and work experience in childcare. Partly with QQI training in childcare, and partly with work experience. This is a P/T position. Applicants must be in receipt of a social welfare payment. For more information contact: Leitrim Dev. Company Tel: 086 391 4399 or 071 9641770 Email: schemes@ldco.ie


CAVAN INSTITUTE is hosting an Open Day on Thurs 23rd March from 9.30 am to 3.00 pm. This is an opportunity for prospective students/parents to visit the college and discuss the opportunities available upon completion of a PLC course - so, if you are interested in accessing progression routes for Higher Education, up-skilling, obtaining employment or taking a gap year, why not come along and see what Cavan Institute can offer? Everyone welcome!


COMMUNITY INFORMATION DAY Thurs 23rd March at the Bee Park Community Centre, Manorhamilton from 11am – 2pm.  This is a FREE Community Event and a wonderful opportunity for the public to come and learn about the resources and supports available in Leitrim. The event will provide you with a chance to meet and talk to representatives from Leitrim County Council and An Garda Siochana, along with a vast selection of local health, educational, social and support organisations too. Free blood pressure and blood glucose health screening will be available and talks will be delivered by An Garda Síochána, Muintir Na Tíre, Animal Welfare and the HSE. Light refreshments will be served, and attendees will receive promotional goods worth €30! Event organised by An Garda Siochana, Leitrim Co Council, Leitrim Development Company, Munitir na Tíre 7 Leitrim Public Participation Network. 



is open again on Wed 22nd with usual transport provided. New people welcome from Ballinamore surrounding areas.  Contact Kathleen 087 792 1683 or Anne 087 285 7471 


SEAN O’HESLINS: Club Draw, Tickets for available online, or in Murphy’s, Priors, from Phillip Farley, and Alan Banks in Fresh today. All proceeds go to running the club and your support is greatly appreciated. 

GAELIC4GIRLS Sean O’Heslins are hosting a fun 10-week programme designed to encourage girls to start playing, or return to playing, develop existing player's skills, and promote the social benefits of playing football. Open to girls born 2015-2011. From Monday 6th March 6-7pm. Contact Michelle 087 2977687 or Jenny on 087 2958837

Spring Craft & Gift Fair,

Sunday 2nd April, 12-5pm, Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, H14 FE03, Free Admission. For more information visit www.downlandcrafts.ie or ring 0494364877.


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