26th Of July 2023

Newsletter 26th of July 2023



The Conaty Centre (based in the old St. Patrick's College building - Cavan) will host an Open House on Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July 2 pm - 5:30 pm each day which might be of interest to former students of the old College who would like to visit the building.  All 



Ballinamore 2023 Family Festival

The highlight of the summer is fast approaching and the committee at Ballinamore Family Festival have been working hard to ensure that the festival will be one to remember.

Boasting some of the biggest names in music, sport competitions, art and fun activities and events for all ages the festival takes place from August 13th to 20th with the Agricultural Show taking place on Tuesday August 15th. 

Log on to www.ballinamorefamilyfestival.com to see the new and exciting website with daily schedule and nightly entertainment



Ballinamore Agricultural Show day on the 15th August.

A great day for all the family


Corlough Whist Drive Results


1st Shirley Pratt 145
2nd Mary Flanagan 143

3rd Carl Johnston

½ time Myrtle Neill
Hatcher Doreen Woods


1st John McHugh

2nd Christopher McNiff

3rd Bram Pratt

½ time Sean Creamer

Hatcher Pat Stringer

Raffle 1st Carl Johnston / 2nd Mary Flanagan / Elizabeth Baxter / Joan O’Reilly



26th St Joachim & Anne parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary 27th St Titus Brandsma and 29th July Sts Martha, Mary and Lazarus   
Office Phone:  071 9644039 

Hours: Mon, Weds & Fri 9:30 am–2:30pm. 

Tues and Thurs 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Email: ballinamore@kilmorediocese.ie 

Website: ballinamoreparish.com

Fr. Seán Mawn P.P. on retreat until Thurs eve 28th July

Fr. Charlie O’Gorman 087 418 2324 (Killeshandra)   

Fr. John Mc Mahon 049-4339610 Mob. 086-2126582 (Carrigallen)
FR.SEÁN IS ON RETREAT THIS WEEK and will return to the parish on Thurs 28th of July. For emergencies please contact Fr. John Mc Mahon on 086 2126582 Carrigallen or Fr. Charlie O Gorman 087 418 2324 Killeshandra.


RECENT DEATHS: we pray for the soul of Pappy Plunkett (Aughawillan) and Pete Prior Clenaghoo.           May They Rest in Peace

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


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

4 DAY ESCORTED PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SHRINE: organised by Knock Pilgrimages: €549.00 per person sharing. Price includes return bus transfer, 3 nights in Knock House Hotel with full board. All entertainment and excursions included. Day trips to Westport, Ballintubber Abbey, Croagh Patrick, Fr. Peyton Centre and National Museum of Irish Life. Pilgrimage concludes with Mass in the Basilica celebrated by Bishop Martin Hayes on the Annual Diocesan Day for Kilmore. Contact Patricia on 087 1890 236 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com

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. Intending Pilgrims may avail of a bus which will leave the square Ballinamore at 9am that morning. The bus fare is €15 return. Please book your seat with Mary on 087 7541234.


ATHLETIC CLUB BALLINAMORE FESTIVAL ROADRACES: under AAI Rules, bigger and better this year, will be on Opening Sunday August 13th at 1.00.p.m. with 5K race/funrun 10K including Leitrim Championships and Under 14/12 1500m. Entries now taken by googling Event master - Event Calendar.


SOCIAL DANCE AUGHNASHEELIN HALL: 21st July, music by Pat McKenna and Glenshane Country. Doors open 9pm dancing 9.30 to 11.30. Refreshments served.


CARRICK HISTORICAL SOCIETY TALK:  Wed 26th July @ 8pm, St George's Heritage & Visitor Centre. Church Lane -- "Rockingham - A Little Guide to the Big House" by Triona Mullaney-Dignam. Fascinating illustrated talk on the history of Rockingham House and the King family. Adm. €5, free to Society Members.


CANAL BANK WALK: meet at the Basin opposite SuperValu at 8pm on Mondays, all welcome.


BALLINAMORE GREENWAY PARKRUN & WALK: every Saturday at 9.30am - looking forward to seeing you there.


KILMORE YOUTH MINISTRY SUMMER CAMP 24th – 28th JULY Aughnasheelin Community centre Kilmore Krew Summer Camp – Fun, Faith & Friendship for children 6-12 years old, contact Francis Keaney at 049 4375004



NORTH WEST STEM FEST: 31st July to Aug 4th, the creative experience in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths for teens takes place in the Island Theatre, Ballinamore. It's a great opportunity for teens to enjoy company with friends in a safe, fun and educational environment. Tonnes of activities planned including The Duckie Bungee and Juggling quadratic equations. For more information, or to sign up, contact Seán Mc Weeney on 089 9596278.


YOU ARE INVITED! Archbishop Eamon Martin will celebrate Mass at Slane on 6th August as part of the Light the Fire rosary/healing service on World Youth Day. Sister Briege McKenna will lead the healing service while Eurovision's Dana will sing her new song for Saint Patrick which recalls how our patron saint lit the fire of faith on Slane in 433AD. All welcome 12:15-4:30pm. (Hill of Slane, County Meath C15 DV76). More info: hillofslaneaugust6@gmail.com 


5 STEP SUPPORT SERVICE: Are you affected by the misuse of alcohol or other drugs by another individual? 5 Step Support can help you; it is a free, non-judgemental, one-one consultation service. Putting your needs and wellbeing first, helping you manage stressful, difficult and emotional issues. For more 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!


QQI LEVEL 5 COMPUTER COURSE – STARTING SEPTEMBER 2023: Mohill Computer Training is recruiting for a full - time QQI Level 5 computer programme. This course will help you to upskill, gain employment or access third level education. This is a full – time computer applications course starting in September. Register now as places are limited. Call 071 9632024 or email margaret@mct.ie for more information.


CAREER IN CARING FOR THE ELDERLY: 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.





All at the club would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the late Pete Prior who sadly passed away last week.

Pete played at full back on the 1956 Senior Championship winning team, which brought the title to Ballinamore for the first time in 17 years His death leaves only two surviving members from that great team, Pat Murray (New York), and Columba Cryan.  We ask all of our supporters to please keep Pete and his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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


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