19th of April 2023

Newsletter 19th of April 2023



THE 'LEITRIM WOMEN THROUGH TIME' exhibition is currently residing at Ballinamore Library. The exhibition tells the stories of everyday Leitrim women from the past. The exhibition was formed as a result of the first phase of a collaborative heritage project created by the North Leitrim Women's Centre and Scéal Heritage Consultancy.


LEITRIM COUNTY COUNCIL is inviting applications from community groups and schools for CLÁR Funding 2023. Application forms are available on our website at leitrimcoco.ie or by emailing clarfunding@leitrimcoco.ie. The closing date for applications is the 28th April 2023. Further information is available by calling 071 96 20005 Ext 527/526.



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

RECENT BAPTISM: Congratulations to their parents and family. 

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



Confirmation: Saturday 13th May Ballinamore at 3 pm Rededication of Altar Ballinamore Church 21st May at 1 pm



Aughawillan Sun. 30th April 9:45 am Aughnasheelin Sun. 7th May 12 pm and Ballinamore Sat. 27th May 12pm.

DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION: of Fr Johnny’s ordination to the Priesthood, Friday 7th July with concelebrated Mass at 8 pm in Aughnasheelin Church and afterwards in Aughnasheelin Community Hall. 

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


TRÓCAIRE: has worked to support the worlds most at risk communities, no matter who or where they are, for 50 yrs. Please bring your Trócaire contributions to Church collections for forwarding to Trócaire as soon as possible.  


ANGER MANAGEMENT – ONLINE COURSE: Knock Counselling Centre at Knock Shrine is running a 5-evening Online Anger Management programme, starting on Tue 18th April, 7 - 9pm. Contact Peter Devers at 094 93 75032 or log onto www.knockshrine.ie/counselling for more information.



takes place from 2nd – 7th June this year. The Pilgrimage will be led by Most Rev Martin Hayes Bishop of Kilmore. With Director Fr Thomas Mannion, and Assistant Director Fr Thomas Small, Pilgrim bookings with Cavan Travel, Cavan 049 4361 222 or info@cavan travel.com while Assisted Pilgrims should contact Fr Thomas Mannion 087 9170879. Parochial House, Ballinaglera, Co Leitrim. Places are limited this year as we emerge from Covid, early booking is essential. Flying from Ireland West Airport, Knock. 


BALLINAMORE ATHLETIC CLUB: training resumes on Tues. April 18th at 7pm, new members will be enrolled at the Den beforehand. Leitrim Primary Schools Championships on Sunday next.


ALONE: Would you be willing to provide companionship or make calls to Older People for 1 hour once a week? ALONE are in need of volunteers locally. Full training and support provided. Sign up here: https://alone.ie/volunteers/


AUGHNASHEELIN SOCIAL DANCING: with Rina Bannon continues, Weds 8:30 pm (new time), all welcome. 


SOCIAL DANCE: Fri. 21st April. Music by Eamon Jackson. Music 9.30 to 11.30 refreshments served. All Welcome.


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



How North Connacht's Migrant Builders Contributed to Post-War London’ Wed 19th  April 8 pm, St George's Heritage & Visitor Centre, Carrick.  Interesting illustrated talk about the 1950s/60s with a focus on Leitrim/North Roscommon by local historian, Dr Michael (Mick) Mulvey. Admission €5.  086 067 5283


COMMUNITY ACTION TENANTS UNION (CATU) a public meeting and storytelling event in St George's Visitor Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday April 15th 13.30 -15.30pm. With a discussion on housing issues faced by people in the Sligo-Leitrim area and what we can do about them. All welcome! Refreshments provided.


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.


GAMBLING THERAPY AND SUPPORT SERVICE: offers free and confidential support and community education to those with a gambling problem or those effected by a gambling problem. Located in Boyle Family Resource Centre. Covering Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon. Contact gamblingsupport@boylefrc.ie or 086 0597441.


DAY-CENTRE TEMPLEPORT RESOURCE CENTRE is open on Wednesdays with usual transport provided. New people welcome from surrounding areas.  Contact Kathleen 087 792 1683 or Anne 087 285 7471 


ISLAND THEATRE: Last Prime Minister of Ireland 6th May.


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



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