5th of July 2023

Newsletter 5th July 2023


National Day of Commemoration 2023

To mark National Day of Commemoration 2023, Leitrim County Council’s Decade of Centenaries Committee would like to invite members of the public to attend a commemorative event on Sunday July 9th 2023 at 2.30pm at Manorhamilton’s Garden of Remembrance and Reflection. The focus of the event is to commemorate all men and women from Leitrim or connected with Leitrim who died as a result of conflict during the decade 1914 – 1924.


Beezneez Theatre Company 

will perform their much anticipated, rip-roaring comedy "Pension Plan" on Saturday 6th July 8pm @The Island Theatre, Ballinamore.  From the pen of John McDwyer, this promises to be a hilarious night’s entertainment not to be missed. Tickets (€18/€16 excl fees) can be booked online @ www.islandtheatre.ie, by phone 0719644513, or in person at Ballinamore Tourist Office (open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday).


QQI Level 5 course in Health Nutrition and Food Science 

starting in September in The Further Education and Training Centre – Drumshanbo, located in the Enterprise Centre on the Hilly Road and ran by the Mayo Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB). For more information please go to www.vtosleitrim.ie, www.fetchcourses.ie, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @VTOSLeitrim, email Seán Bailey at seanbailey@msletb.ie or call on 086-0624200.


Ballinamore Library Book club 

Will be meeting on Tuesday July 4th at 6pm.



every Weds & Thurs 10am - 1pm. call up to Seamus on Weds or Thursday morning for more information.



5th St Anthony Zaccaria 6th St Moninne & St Maria Goretti 7th St Maelruain 8th St Kilian 
Office Phone:  071 9644039 

Hours: Mon, Wed & Fri 9:30am–2:30pm. 

Tues & Thurs 1 pm to 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.

Aughnasheelin, St. Mary’s Church: Fri 7pm, Sat 8.15 pm 

Mass Intentions

Fri 30th June 7 pm Josie and Bridgie McGrath (Derrinawana) and deceased members of the McGrath and Nealon Family 

Tom, Margaret and Joe Costello (Greaghrevamore) 

Sat 1st July 8 pm Colm and Mark Costello (Killaneen) Farrell and Anna O’Rourke (Corrabeegher) and all deceased family members

Sat 1st July 7

BALLINAMORE PRAYER GROUP 8 pm on Tuesday night at the Parish Centre. Come alongand invite your friends.

DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION: a Mass and Function to mark the occasion of Fr Johnny’s Diamond Jubilee of his ordination to the Priesthood, and his retirement from active ministry, will take place on Friday 7th July with a 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
BOOKING ANNIVERSARIES MASSES: As you are aware we have shared mass intentions in our churches at the weekends. We try to limit the number of intentions to a maximum of three. To maintain this arrangement we suggest that you book anniversary masses well in advance. Please book Masses via the email or Office phone number above. 

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK takes place on Wed. 9th August 2023, the Feast of St Felim, the Patron Saint of the Kilmore Diocese. Ceremonies begin at 2pm with the outdoor Stations of the Cross and Rosary Procession. The Celebration of Mass and the Anointing of the Sick will take place at 3pm. Bishop Martin Hayes will be the Main Celebrant. A special invitation is extended to all families from across the diocese.

5 STEP SUPPORT SERVICE: Are you affected by misuse of alcohol or drugs by another individual? 5 Step Support can help you; it’s free, non-judgemental, one-one consultation service. Putting your needs and wellbeing first, helping you manage often stressful, difficult and emotional issues. If you would like further information please contact 071 915 0578/085 875 9319 or email sligoleitrim@alcoholforum.com you don’t have to be addicted to suffer from addiction!



Training for club Community Games qualifiers will resume in August.



Advertising space in our Reunion commemorative book is €50 for ½ page or €100 for full page advertisement. To advertise contact Geraldine 086 337 6411 aughnasheelin50years@gmail.com



a sub Committee of the development group are developing a historical record of our Parish.  All historical or folklore stories are welcome. Please call Maura Mulvey 087 648 6967 or send to aughnasheelindevelopment@gmail.com we look forward to hearing from you.



Aughnasheelin Community centre Kilmore Krew Summer Camp – Fun, Faith & Friendship for children 6-12 years old, contact Francis Keaney at 049 4375004  



lots of fun, creativity, and imagination is all that's needed for Dawn's Art Camp Mon July 24th - Wed 26h July, suitable for Children 1st to 6th Class, in the the Den Ballinamore. Contact 086 311 5647 



upskill, gain employment or access third level education with a full time QQi Level 5 computer course. To apply Call 071 963 2024 email margaret@mct.ie.



Home Instead are always looking to recruit Caregivers. Whether you can work a couple of hours a week or want to work full time, we would like to hear from you. Experience and FETAC/QQI level 5 qualification in healthcare is an advantage but not compulsory as training is provided. Please contact Seyi or Ciara on (071) 9317051 or recruitment-admin.sligo@homeinstead.ie.for more information.



Fri. 7th July, 9.30 am – 1.00 pm in Conaty Centre, Cullies, Cavan, H12 E5C7 safeTALK is an internationally recognised half-day training programme that supports participants to recognise and engage persons who might be having thoughts of suicide, and to connect them with community resources. The programme stresses safety while challenging taboos that inhibit open talk about suicide.  To book a place (ctrl & click):  https://bookwhen.com/suicidepreventiontrainingcho1/e/ev-s0nq-20230707093000 or contact the HSE Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, Email: emer.mulligan@hse.ie or telephone 086 1717 563



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.

NURSERY & U7 Sat @ 11am on the back pitch in the Pairc. All welcome. For more contact Jenny 087 295 8837

GAELIC4GIRLS: Continues on Monday nights at 6 pm in the Pairc, for more information call Jenny on 087 295 8837

U11 TRAINING boys Thurs. 6pm - 7pm. Boys born on or after 1/1/2012 are welcome. Jenny McTague 087 295 8837

U13 TRAINING: boys Tues. 7pm-8pm (Ballinamore) and Thurs 7pm-8pm (Kiltubrid) Michael McTague 086 390 6791 


Ballinamore Family Festival 2023

Line Up for this year's festival is as follows:
Sun 13th Patrick Feeney
Sun 13th Big Generator
Mon 14th Cultural Night
Tues 15th Bingo in the Island Theatre 
Wed 16th Tumbling Paddies
Thurs 17th Robert Mizzel
Fri 18th Rhythm & Sticks
Sat 19th Spring Break
Sun 20th Johnny Brady

Summer Craft & Gift Fair, 

Sunday 9th July, 12-5pm, Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, H14 FE03. 30 tables of handmade crafts, craft supplies and gifts. Free Admission. For more information visit www.downlandcrafts.ie or ring 0494364877.


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