8th Of November 2023

Newsletter 8th Of November 2023


"The Cherry Blossom Centre, RehabCare Ballinamore 

are having a fundraising coffee morning on Wednesday the 22nd of November at 11am. On the day we will also be having a bake sale, raffle and our Drama group will be performing their short play "Keeping up appearances" . All money raised on the day will stay local.  We would really appreciate local support for this event, All welcome. " 

Ballinamore Monthly Whist Drive Results

1st Lady Una McLoughlin 158 (€15)
2nd Lady Shirley Pratt 152 (€12)
3rd Lady Sharon Caffrey  147(€10)
½ time Lady Mary Bohan (€7)
longest sitting Lady Carl Johnston Free card
1st Gent Harry O’Flynn 139 (€15)
2nd Gent Margaret Johnston 138 (€12)
3rd Gent Sean O’Reilly 137 (€10)
½ time Gent Tom Conaty (€7)
longest sitting Gent Cathal Sharpley Free card
raffle 1st Jackie Maguire / 2nd Myrtle Neill / Mary Bohan / Mary Maguire


FREE EVENT: ‘Ages and Stages’ 

is a production which is written and performed by members of Cavan Older People’s Council facilitated by Maura Williamson. The play tells the stories of the journeys undertaken in life from childhood to older years. It is taking place on Tues 14th Nov & Wed 15th Nov at 8pm in Townhall Cavan. Please book through https://townhallcavan.com or ring 049 4380494. Doors open 7.30pm.



Due to reconstruction work in the Community Centre for the next few weeks. Day Centre activities are taking place in Tom Regan Hall in Ballyconnell. Busses will go directly to Ballyconnell, so this is a reminder to anyone who usually drives to come to Ballyconnell Hall at the usual time. Usual transport arrangements. New members welcome. Further information from Kathleen 087 7921683 or Anne 087 285 7471



10th Nov St Leo the Great, Pope 11th St Martin of Tours  

Office Phone:  071 9644039 

Office Hours: Mon, Wed, & Fri 9:30 - 2pm Thurs 1pm–3 pm & Closed: Tue 7th Nov 

Email: ballinamore@kilmorediocese.ie 

Website: ballinamoreparish.com

Fr. Seán Mawn P.P. Home 071 96 81992 Mob 087 686 9040 

Fr. Cliff Fumbelo Priest in Residence 087 9141330   

Fr. John Mc Mahon 049-4339610 Mob. 086-2126582 (Carrigallen)


RECENT DEATHS: Please pray for the souls of Bernie Kelly (nee Harvey) whose ashes were interred in Aughnasheelin on 26th October, and all the Faithful departed.                   May They Rest in Peace

MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS: In November we are invited to remember and pray for the faithful departed. In all our churches a number of masses will be offered for deceased members of our families. It would be appreciated if you would bring in the list of those you wish to be prayed for along with your donation in the envelope provided, which may be put into the offertory boxes or left in the Safe in Ballinamore church. Please leave only the list of the dead in the special box close to the altar.                                                                      (Do not leave any money in this box)



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 please book anniversary masses well in advance of your preferred time. Priests are allowed one mass stipend or donation per day, when we have shared intentions the extra donation is sent to retired or missionary Priests, who celebrate the extra Masses. Please book your Masses via email ballinamore@kilmorediocese.ie or phone 071 964 4039

AN EVENING OF SONGS OF FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE IN KNOCK BASILICA – Fri. 1st Dec - 8pm, featuring Dana, John McNicholl, Margo, Philomena Begley and Marc Roberts with Úna Nolan & Schola Cantorum Basilicae choir. A fundraising concert for Victim Assistance Charity. Tickets from Ticketmaster.ie and Mary McNicholas, Victim Assistance HO, Aiden St., Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo 094 9000 251 & 086 3938871. Email: support@victimassistance.ie


MASS FOR DECEASED MEMBERS OF LEITRIM CO. CO: at 8pm, 6th Nov, in St Mary’s Church, Carrik on Shannon

PARISH MEETINGS will take place throughout the Diocese of Kilmore to discuss the content of the Bishop's Pastoral Letter and allow parishioners to express their views. Ameeting for the parisioners of Oughteragh/Lower Drumreilly will take place in the Assembly Hall of Ballinamore Community School on Monday 13th Nov. at 8pm with an outside facilitator, all are asked and are welcome to attend.   



Club members will be competing in the Uneven Ages event in Ballymote on Sun 5th Nov. Training continues Tuesday and Thursday at 7 pm.



Continue with Rena Bannon in the Hall at 8.30 pm. All welcome.



Shortts Bar on Thursdays, call 086 850 6696 for more information.



are holding a 'Starting Out Training' for leaders in Aughnasheelin Community Hall on Tuesday 14th November from 18.00 - 21:30. For more information contact Nathan on 083 479 4549   


North West STOP 

 are holding their AGM on 17th Nov in the Mayflower, Drumshanbo at 7pm. Guest speakers and light refreshments on the evening. All are welcome.



A talk by Catherine McGuire on 'Herbs for Medicinal and Culinary use' Wednesday, 8th Nov  in Teach Ducháis at 8.30pm. (Eircode H12 DF84). Everyone welcome. Refreshments served.



chair exercises followed by movement to country music. Thurs 10am from 1st to 30th of November in Ballinamore old primary school beside the old convent. Call 087 939 0980


Tues at 9pm Ballinamore Sports Complex. €3 per night, PAYG. All welcome.



Ballinamore Library Tuesday at 8pm. Free Classes. Text/call 087 6821 566 




for Scoil Chlann Naofa. Bags may be left in the shed to the rear of the After-School Building between 9am - 10 am on the mornings of Mon 6th, Tues 7th, Wed 8th & Thurs 9th  Nov. Bags will be collected on Thurs 9th. All donations to be clean and in good condition.  All support is appreciated.



tribute to ABBA in concert 9th December 2023. Bookings on www.islandtheatre.ie or at allinamore Tourist Office or phone 071 964 4513 Annual Craft Fair 3rd Dec

Greatest 80s – Music November 25th @ 8pm - This high-energy show features all of your favourite hits from the decade of neon and big hair, including songs from iconic artists like Duran Duran, a-ha and Spandau Ballet to name just a few. Don’t miss your chance to relive the decade that defined a generation.Bookings on www.islandtheatre.ie or in person in Ballinamore Tourist Office or phone 071 964 4513



now OPEN! Please see our social media for the link to the store. Please note the time frames; orders portal closes Oct. 23rd all orders processed after 23rd regardless of when your order was placed. There is at least a 6 week lead time until delivery, due to these being personalised orders.

SEAN O’HESLINS CLUB DRAW: Tickets for November Draw cost €10, from Smyth’s Siopa Ol, Philip Murphy’s, Philip Farrelly, Alan Banks in Fresh Today, Priors Bar, and you can text and Revolut Michael 086 390 6791 If you're not in Tickets for September Draw available online, or in Murphy’s, Priors Bar, from Phillip Farrelly, and Alan Banks in Fresh today your support is appreciated. October winners are, 1st €200 Stephen Beirne, 2nd €150 Liam Fergueson, 

3rd €100 Mary Kavanagh, 4th €50 James McWeeney, and 5th €50 Walter Sharpley


We are delighted to welcome back John & Julie to hold Line Dancing classes in Corlough Community Centre at 8pm. on Tuesday 24th & 31st October. Also 7th, 14th, (not 21st), and 28th November - so 7weeks in total. Cost: €7 Adult and €4 under 18's who must be accompanied by an adult.



to adults on their own devices - iPads, smartphones, tablets, and laptops. This service is free with experienced friendly tutors, will assist people to overcome issues they are facing using digital technology. To obtain more information about the project call 071 964 5566, or email ballinamorelibrary@leitrimcoco.ie to book a class or call into the library for a chat with a member of staff.


ALONE volunteers required: 

ALONE are looking for people to volunteer on their befriending program or telephone services, Mark McCollum - Volunteer Support Officer, would give a brief presentation on the work of ALONE to community groups. He can be contacted on 086 169 3024 or the Donegal Office: 074 932 1598 or you can begin your volunteering journey with ALONE via the website - https://alone.ie/volunteer/ National Support Line: 0818 222 024


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.


There are 2 Events planned for November 2023; Thursday 23rd Nov – a Libraries Symposium, a one-off event to complete our Cross-Border Reading Project. The evening will comprise of a number of informative seminars, discussion groups, and culminates with a special roundtable event – Exploring the themes of the project; looking at similarities and differences from the books chosen related to borders/boundaries, good relations, equality and peace and reconciliation. A number of our high profile authors will be in attendance. Refreshments will be served throughout the evening, and will run from 5pm – 8:30pm in the island Theatre, Ballinamore.  

Celebratory event – Friday 24th Nov – All welcome for an evening of celebration and recognition of the achievements of the ‘Better Together – Níos Fearr Le Chéile Peace Impact Programme 2022 – 2024’ A celebratory evening in tribute to the accomplishments and achievements realised by the project and it’s participants over the past 2 years. The evening will be an insightful experience, showcasing the journeys, efforts and contributions from all involved. Refreshments will be served throughout the evening, and will run from 3pm – 7pm in the Island Theatre, Ballinamore. For more information please call 087 383 5513



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!


HEDGE CUTTING GRANT SCHEME 2023/2024: This scheme is now open and aims to encourage the cutting of roadside hedges/trees along the Public Road Network. Open to all, individual applicants, communities and groups. The Grant is €75 per km of the roadside hedge/overhanging trees which are cut back. Minimum length of road network per application is 1km. Further information and application forms are available from Leitrim Co Co website www.leitrimcoco.ie or by e-mail roads@leitrimcoco.ie or Tele 071 9620005 Ext. 630. Closing Date is 31st Jan. ‘24.


Mohill Bridge Results

1st Mary Egan & Hugh Campbell
2nd Evelyn Smith & Marian Quinn
3rd Dorthy O’Connor & Annie Cox
4th Mary Flynn & Mary Scola=lan

Christmas Craft & Gift Fair, 

Sunday 3rd December, 12-5pm, Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, H14 FE03, Free Admission. For more information ring 0494364877. To book or join our waitlist please visit www.downlandcrafts.ie.



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