4th July 2012

Leitrim CCC Spring Summer 2012 Newsletter‏
 We hope you find it interesting.  Some of the articles included are
 Celebration of the media Initiative for children Respecting Difference Programme 2009-2011  Fathers and Children’s Activity Day
 Childminding Week 2012
 ECCE (Free Preschool Year) Programme – Parent’s Guide
 Changes to the Community Childcare Subvention Programme for September 2012
Síolta 2012
Childcare Providers Network
Parent / Carer & Toddler Groups~
FETAC Level 6 Supervision in Childcare
Early Years Healthy Promotion Project
Childminder’s Update
Upcoming Event
Mary Doran, Administrator, Leitrim County Childcare Committee, Laird House, Church Street, Drumshanbo Co Leitrim 071 96 40870 Fax 071 96 40871  www.leitrimchildcare.ie
MONDAY               10.00 -- 1.30 & 2.30 -- 5.30
TUESDAY               10 .00 -- 1.30 & 2.30 -- 8.00
WEDNESDAY        10.00 -- 1.30 & 2.30 -- 5.30
THURSDAY            10.00 -- 1.30 & 2.30 -- 8.00
FRIDAY                    10.00 -- 1.30 & 2.30 -- 5.30
SATURDAY             10.00 --1.30 & 2.30 -- 5.00
Stacy & Paul
Congratulation to the blissful newlyweds Stacy McCormack and Paul McLoughlin, all their friends, relations and people from Ballinamore wish the happy couple all the love and good luck in the worlds.
Ballinamore Community Centre
Whist Drive Results
TOP Score (€40) Tommy Connelly (148)
1st Lady €15 – Teresa Hamill (146)
2nd Lady €10 – Delia Meehan (€10)
3rd Lady €7 – Margaret Nelis (141)
½ time Lady Myrtle Neill €5
longest sitting Lady - Pauline Taggart (free card)
1st Gent €15 – Dessie Kiernan (146)
2nd Gent €10 – Carl Johnston (138)
3rd Gent  (7) – Sean Creamer (136)
½ time Gent – Eileen Boyle (74)
longest sitting Gent - Margaret Johnson (free card)
Raffle – 1st prize Delia Meehan – 2nd prize Mary Bohan – 3rd Madge Fleming
Senior Citizen’s Party
a party for all senior citizens in the general area will take place in Trathnona Community Centre on Wednesday 11th July at 9pm.  Music tea and sandwiches will be provided.  Please tell a friend or friends to come along for a good night’s craic.  
A Music Summer Camp in Aughnasheelin
A Music Summer Camp will take place in Aughnasheelin Community Centre for two separate weeks. The first week is for ages 9-13 and will take place from July 9th - 13th. The second week is for ages 6 - 8 and will take place July 16th - 20th. This summer camp will include a variety of music, games and singing. Please contact Aisling soon to book your place on 087 7740616.
RehabCare Fundraiser
RehabCare Ballinamore is having a fundraiser on Friday the 6th of July from 11am -2pm.  There will be a coffee morning, cake sale and raffle. Come and Join the fun in RehabCare Resource Centre, Golf links Road, Ballinamore. Your support would be greatly appreciated. All welcome
‘Are Ye Right There Michael’ otherwise known as ‘The West Clare Railway’ is a song by Percy French, parodying the state of the ‘West Clare Railway’ system in rural County Clare. Because of a slow train and the decision of the driver to stop for no apparent reason while en route, French, though having left Sligo in the early morning, arrived so late for an 8 PM recital, which he was due to give, that the audience had left. The ballad caused considerable embarrassment for the rail company, who were mocked in music halls throughout Ireland and Britain because of the song. It led to an unsuccessful libel action against French. It is said that French arrived late for the libel hearing at the court, and when questioned by the judge on his lateness, he responded "Your honour, I travelled by the West Clare Railway", resulting in the case being thrown out!! This song with be one of many performed at the official launch of the ‘County Leitrim Percy French Society’ on Friday 20th July 8pm sharp. Come along and enjoy!
MAD 2012 performing arts summer camp will take place in Ballinamore July 9th - 13th. This camps suits girls and boys 4 t 12 years and promising to be an action packed week of music, drama and dance with something to suit everyone. Places are filling fast so to avoid disappointment call or txt Orla 0876245316 or Liebe on 0871950473

Ballinamore Monthly Whist Drive
The usual Ballinamore whist drive will be held this coming Thursday 5th July at 9pm in the Ballinamore Community Centre.  All welcome!
Sum of money Found - a sum of money was found in the church, owner can have same by phoning 086 6012862
The Knock Summer Festival is taking place on Saturday 28th July. This day will be full of talks, workshops, music, prayer and reflection. The theme for the day is ‘ONE’. Why not come and join us for this day. The day is free of charge. It is for all people aged 17-30. For more info check out www.knock-shrine.ie/youthfestival, or call us on 0876927850. Find us on Facebook Knock Summer Festival. "We would really love to have your parish/dioceses represented at the festival.

Seán O’Heslin’s – Scéalta na Seachtaine
Harvest Festival
Our next major fundraising and social event is the Harvest Festival. This will take place on Sunday 5 August. Already a large number of people have committed to taking tables, but we would be delighted to hear from more hosts who would organise a table of 10 people and provide a basic meal. It is also a great night out with about 400 people in attendance. There will be music and entertainment.
Lotto ar an Luan seo chugainn sa Scoláire Bocht. Pota Óir €3,000. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an Luan: €40 Ollie Moran, Castleroggy. €30 ó Frank Flynn: John McWeeney, Longstone. €40 an duine: Francis Duignan, Main St, Brendan Burns, Clenaghoo, Michael Plunkett, Aughawillan, Finbar Smith, Church St, Alice Flanagan, Aughawillan 
Get Paid While You Learn
Are you over 21 years and on a social welfare payment for 6 months (156 days) or more? 
Would you like to return to education and retain your benefits?  If so the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) may be for you. Applications are now invited for courses in:
Business IT
Media Engineering
Traditional Irish Music
Renewable Energy (subject to demand)There is a limit on the total number of VTOS places available and are subject to eligibility criteria.  Initial VTOS Closing Date: 13th July 2012.  Applications maybe considered after the closing date. For further information please contact Drumshanbo College of Further Education, Co. Leitrim tel: 0719641085 or Leitrim Adult Guidance Service on 0719621371/0867743329.

Job Seeking Skills Course - County Leitrim Job Club will be running a Job seeking skills course in Ballinamore Vocational School,  commencing on Monday 16th July 2012 and running for four weeks.  The course covers all aspects of job seeking (including basic computer skills) and runs 10am to 1pm, Mon-Friday.  An attendance allowance is available to participants on this programme. If you would like to reserve a place or require any further information, please contact Martina or Mary at Leitrim Development Company 071 9641770/ 9641851 or email leitrimjobclub@ldco.ie

Church of Ireland,
Church Street, Ballinamore, Sunday Service is at 12.15pm every Sunday except on the 4th Sunday which is held in Drumreilly Church, Drumreilly.
Ballinamore Hurling Club -
Hurling Féile: The hurling féile is on in Dublin between the 5th – 7th of July. Ballinamore Hurling club are in division 6, group B. Our host club is St Mark’s club from Tallaght. Our first match is on Thursday July 5th in McGee Park at 2pm. All the fixtures are available on the féile website: http://www.dublinfeile2012.gaa.ie  National Schools hurling: There will be no national schools hurling for the next few weeks.

With the Connacht Championships completed general club training has ended for the summer and will resume at the beginning of October. Club qualifiers for All Irelands this month and for the National Community Games Finals in August will attend training as arranged.

New Ballinamore Website is live
Months of hard work have finally paid off! Ballinamore Development Company is proud to present our brand-new website offering information for visitors, residents and potential new-comers alike.
We hope you like our new look and will take the time to explore all of the new features of our site. Aimed to be of help to visitors in planning their trip to Ballinamore and its wonderful surrounds, we suggest a variety of day trip itineraries and offer many pages of information and links to keep any visor busy during their stay. Residents can find a full business directory as a handy resource of contact information that is easily accessible in a central location on this site. And potential new residents and business owners will be able to use our website at a starting point to see that Ballinamore offers an excellent infrastructure and many opportunities for relocation! Please also take note of our special online What's On calendar feature. If you have an event that you would like to feature in this calendar, you can submit it to us simply by selecting the relevant date on the calendar, clicking on the small '+' symbol in the date cell and completing the online form. Upcoming events from this calendar can be viewed on the "Next Events" tab on the Homepage. Even recurring events such as a monthly public meetings or weekly yoga classes can easily be set up.  And finally, you can even get a local weather forecast right on the Homepage!

Volunteers needed for the August Festival
It's that time of year again when the fantastic August Family festival is just around the corner. Like every year, we rely heavily on the support of local volunteers to make the festival a fun and safe experience for everybody. So if you are willing and able to lend a hand a few hours or a whole day, please get in touch with Jackie McTague, Kieran Smith or any member of the festival committee.

Church Notes:
Daily Mass . 9am – No Friday Evening mass
Altar Servers: Sun 8th July/Sat 14th  (Group 4) 
Ciara McGoldrick, Claire McLoughlin & Breege McGovern. (Please ensure supervising parent is present)
Collectors 7th / 8th July & 14th / 15th July  Anna Gallogly, Declan Comaskey, Joe Murphy & Louis Creamer
Confessions:  for First Friday on Thursday 7.30pm and on Saturday 12 noon – 12.3-pm..  Accord Pre-marriage Course Schedule 2013 – Feb 8th & 9th, March 8th & 9th, April 19th & 20th, Oct 11th & 12th.  Book well in advance 049 437004
Blessing of the Graves Sunday 19th August
Last of Popes Collection next weekend

Car boot sale
a car boot sale is being held in Maxwell’s yard every Saturday morning, hope the weather improves, as last Saturday was horrible.



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