29th Of March 2023

Newsletter 29th March 2023



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.


Ballinamore Family Festival 2023

At our AGM on the 8th of March we appointed a new committee for 2023.

Massive Thank you to our previous committee members who have stepped down after many years. We wish them all the best and thanks for the amazing work you all have done.
Festival Committee for 2023
Chairperson - Kathryn Mc Tague
Secretary - Edel Mc Keon
Treasurers  - Bridie Gallagher and Aoife Smith
Safety Officer - Pius Flynn
Steward co-ordinator  - Ciara McKeon Gilheany
Public Relations Officer - Leighann Molloy
Junior Committee Liaison Officer - Aoibheann Mc Caffery

This year’s Festival will begin on Sunday 13th August until Sunday 20th August.
We are always looking for help regarding stewards every evening during the live platform performance.
If you can spare a few hours please get in contact or email bmorefest@gmail.com. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Corlough Whist Drive Results

1st Joan O’Reilly
2nd Loretta Kearns
3rd Monica Sharpley
1/2 time Una McLoughlin
Hatcher Bridie Goldrick
Gents – Michael Flanagan
Carl Johnston
Cathal Sharpley
½ time Michael P McGovern
Hatcher Brian McGlade
RAFFLE Michael P McGovern- Monica Sharpley – Francis Kellaher – Brian McGlade


Mohill Bridge Club Results

1st Margaret Nellis & Peg Beirne
2nd Ian & Ursula Creegan
3rd Marie Walpole & Michael Mahon

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.

Ballinamore Club Notes 

Club Draw

Tickets for the March draw are available 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


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.



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 



26th March 2023              Summer Time begins                         5th Sunday of Lent      

Feast Days1st April St Cealach (Celsus), and 2nd April Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

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)

Join us live, at churchtv.ie Select Leitrim, and then Aughnasheelin, Ballinamore or Corraleehan Church

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

RECENT DEATHS: please pray for the souls of Aggie (Nee Murray) McBrien, Pat Joe Quane, and Niamh Mc Devitt, and all the recently departed. May they Rest in Peace


CHANGE OF MASS TIMES: From the 1st & 2nd of April the Saturday evening Mass in Aughnasheelin will be 8.15pm.  Corraleehan Mass will be at 7pm on Saturday and Aughawillan Mass will be at 9.45 am on Sunday.  Other Mass times remain as they are, including the evening weekday masses in Aughnasheelin which will be at 7pm.

PALM SUNDAY APRIL 2th: palms will be blessed at all Masses 

LENTEN RETREAT: Sunday 26th March in the Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan town, starting at 10.00 am.


CAPUCHIN MISSIONS: we extend an Acknowledgement and Sincere thanks to you all for your contributions to the Capuchin Missions since 17th November, totalling €629.80 with every good wish and Blessings, Br. Joe Gallagher, OFM CAP. Your generosity to our missions in Zambia and South Africa is of great value to the Christian communities we serve there. (All donations to the St. Anthony’s collection box in the church porch go to the Capuchin Missions.) 

INVITATION FROM CREGG HOUSE SISTERS: 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. Everyone welcome.

VISITATION OF THE SICK AND HOUSE BOUND: takes place in Aughnasheelin, Aughawillan and Corraleehan on Thursday morning and Ballinamore Thursday afternoon, Fr Seán & Fr Johnny will contact you in advance of their visit  

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.



Corraleehan: Sunday 30th July Mass at 12 noon

Aughnasheelin: Sunday 6th August Mass at 12 noon

Aughawillan: Sunday 13th August Mass at 9:45 am 

Oughteragh: Sunday 20th August mass at 1 pm

ATHLETIC CLUB: training on Tues & Thurs 7pm, ends for the Easter break on Thursday next  and will resume outdoors on Tuesday April 18th where the emphasis will be on track and field events. New members welcome.


GARDENING CLASSES IN OLD VOLCATIONAL SCHOOL: Continue every Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 1pm. No need to reserve a spot call up to Seamus on Wednesday morning for more information


MOHILL ENTERPRISE CENTRE: Open Day 10am to 5.30pm on Fri 28th April to showcase our Hot-desking, Office Space, Media Room, and Training Suites. We will also be starting our enrolment onto our QQI Level 5 Full Time Course which begins this September 2023. We look forward to meeting you on the day.



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



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



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