25th July 2012

Murtaghs’ Bar in Carrick on Shannon are hosting a fundraiser for Leitrim Olympians Colin Griffin and Laura Reynolds on Friday July 20th at 9 00 p.m.  The two Leitrim athletes will be in action in the Olympic Games in London on Saturday August 11th, Colin in the 50K Walk at 9 00 a.m. and Laura in the Women’s’ 20k Walk at 5.00 p.m. on what will be a historic day for Leitrim
Tickets are on sale at €10 each and various clubs in Carrick on Shannon have undertaken to sell tickets to friends and family in an effort to raise much needed funds for the two Leitrim athletes. Tickets can also be bought on the night.
All musicians and entertainers are giving their services free of charge and at the moment these include Jim Butler, Tom Gleeson, Fergus and Fergal Harman and D J Rory O Brien.  Tickets and posters are sponsored by Gartlans Internet Café and Sign Warehouse, food is sponsored by Murtaghs’ Bar.
The event is being organised under the auspices of Murtaghs and Carrick on Shannon Athletic Club. Siobhan Murtagh herself is a former juvenile Irish International athlete and double National Community Games Gold medal winner.

Ballinamore's Womens Group
A trip to Ennistymon, co Clare has been organised for Ballinamore Women's group from the 14th to the 17th of September next. Cost of trip which includes transport, meals and accommodation is €275 for members and €285 for non members. Enquirers to 9642909 or 9644785 .A limited number of places available and the deposit is 50euro.

Fr Liam Lawton will host a special concert with acclaimed pianist, singer and harpist Marie-Therese McCartin and choir on Sunday 12th August - 7.30pm in the Liberty Insurance Dome as part of Fleadh Cheoil. Tickets are available from MultiSound Cavan or online www.fleadhcheoil.ie

Apostolic Society is holding a Church Gate Collection on Sat 28th & Sun 29th July for the Foreign Missions.  All donations gratefully accepted and all money goes directly to the Priests and Nuns on the Missions.  Our society have only 3 members and is in danger of going altogether so if anyone would like to join or collect at a gate.  We would be very grateful.  Thanks for all your support over the years.  Phone 087 6175100.

Ballinamore Athletic Club are having a celebration for our Olympic  Athlete Colin Griffin  in Smyth’s Siopa Ol on Friday next July 27th at 10pm, please support.

Gaelpháistí Campa Samhraidh 2012
Monday 30th July - Friday August 3rd inclusive 10am- 4pm Irish language summer camp run by fully qualified teachers in Ballinamore Post Primary Schools- St Felim’s building for 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils (boys and girls). Limited places left. Registration on the first morning in St. Felims at 10am for all students. Contact Aoife on (086) 2382081for more information or to secure a place.

7th Annual Weekend. Retreat at Knock Shrine. St. Louis Convent Chapel, Monaghan. Web: mcpg.net Email: info@mcpg.net. Friday 24 - Sunday 26 Aug. 2012 Theme: ‘Behold The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the World’ (John 1:29). SPEAKERS: Fr. John Keane/ Fr. Archie Guiriba, OFM / Philip McArdle, MCPG

The Catholic Grandparents Association  - wishes all Grandparents a very happy and holy feast day on 26th July – feast of our heavenly patrons Sts Joachim and Anne parents of Mary, Grandparents of Jesus and   we look forward to welcoming you at our 6th Annual Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 9th September at 2.30pm. 

The North West Simon Community will be holding their annual church gate collection at all churches this weekend 21st & 22nd July 2012. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Money raised goes towards preventing homelessness in the North West Region.

ATHLETIC CLUB We will have few members in action when the Woodies DIY National Under Age Athletics Championships conclude in Tullamore next Saturday. Only a short time now until our two Leitrim athletes, Colin Griffin and Laura Reynolds, are in action at the London Olympics on Saturday August 11th.Our Festival Roadraces take place on Wednesday August 15th at 7 30 p.m.

Gaelpháistí Campa Samhraidh 2012 -  Monday 30th July - Friday August 3rd inclusive 10am- 4pm Irish language summer camp run by fully qualified teachers in Ballinamore Post Primary Schools- St Felims building for 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils (boys and girls). > Limited places left.  Registration on the first morning in St. Felim’s at 10am for all students. Contact Aoife on (086) 2382081for more information or to secure a place.

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 Pparish/dioceses represented at the festival.

Seán O’Heslin’s – Scéalta na Seachtaine
Harvest Festival - Only two weeks to go to the eagerly awaited Harvest Festival. Have you booked your table or a place at the table yet? It takes place on Sunday 5 November.
Readers Group Symposium
The opening night on Thursday 2 August will have a sports theme and will have a panel with Colm O’Rourke, former Meath footballer and Trevor Ringland former Ireland rugby player included. The GAA President, Liam Ó Néill will officially open the Symposium. Admission is free and will include a performance by Séamus O’Rourke.
Lotto  - Lotto. Pota Óir €3,150. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an Luan: €40,Niall Gallogly. Voucher from Ciaran and Kathy Smyth: Kevin Turbitt. €40 an duine: Monica McFarland, Lahard, Bernie Beirne, Ardrum, Martina Farry, Lahard, Ciara O’Dowd, Mayo.  

Leitrim Development Company is inviting applications for their Warmer Homes Project.  This scheme is available free of charge to homes which meet the following criteria: owner occupied, non-Local Authority homes constructed before 2002.  The owner is in receipt of one of the following: (1) Fuel Allowance as part of the National Fuel Scheme.  (2) Job Seekers Allowance for over six months and with children under 7 years of age.  (3) Family Income Support. To apply contact Máirín Heron at 071 96 40771
L.D.C operates the Warmer Homes Scheme in this area.  This scheme is funded by Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and Pobal and aims to improve the energy efficiency of homes occupied by low income families.  We provide attic and cavity wall insulation free of charge to eligible people.  Around 60,000 Irish households are estimated to live in persistent fuel poverty and a further 160,000 experience intermittent fuel poverty.

Active Age – Attention!! All members, friends & neighbours.  A meeting in Drumreilly Centre on Wednesday 1st August at 8.30pm.  Lorraine Mulvey from the Community Out Reach Digital switchover programme will be there to enable people to make the switch over from analogue signal on 24th October 2012. Local retailers will be there to give advice & guidance on the switch over.  We need to make sure nobody is left out.

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.

Church Notes:
Altar Servers: Sun 22nd July/Sat 28th (Group 2) 
Grainne Flynn / Emma McGovern / Aileen Flynn
(Please ensure supervising parent is present)
Collectors 21st / 22nd July & 28th/29th July  - Claire Feely/Patricia Creamer/ Gerard McGovern/Francis Maguire
Fr Heerey is not available -  Fr Duffy will be available also Fr Tom McManus (049 9523122) or Fr Denis Murray (049 4339610)
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

Aughnaloora/Bruskey Social and Development Association, are having a " SoapBox Derby/Race " on Saturday 28th July 2012 at 2pm     and on Sunday 29th July 2012 a " Honda Run " at 1.30pm    - Events taking place from Bruskey National School, Bruskey Co. Cavan   All Welcome- Please come along and take part or come along for Support

Cavan Feis Success
The final competition of the Irish dancing year was held recently in the Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan Town.   The CRN Feis Rince Breffni welcomed competitors from across  Ireland,  pupils form the Mc Cartin SD made the short trip to compete and collected an array of prizes. The following pupils figured amongst the winners:
Under 6
Brian Murphy, Killeshandra, 1st Light Jig, 2nd Slip Jig, 3rd Reel.
Sarah Greene, Aughavas, 3rd Single Jig, 4th Slip Jig, VHC Reel.
Derbhla Gunn, Aughnasheelin, VHC Reel.
Under 8
Clara O Kelly, Drumeela, 5th Reel.
Darragh Gunn, Aughnasheelin, VHC Reel.
Under 10
Rachel Flynn, Aughnasheelin, 4th Reel, 6th Slip Jig, VJC Single Jig.
Gemma Mc Namara, Cloone, VHC Reel.
Rose Mc Loughlin, Fenagh, VHC Reel, VHC Single Jig, VHC Reel.
Lisa Gill, Cloone, 1st Slip Jig, 5th Single Jig, 6th Light Jig.
Ella Stringer, Aughwillian, 1st Single Jig, 4th Slip Jig, 5th Reel.
Marese Masterson, Carrigallen, 2nd Single Jig, 5th Double Jig, VHC Reel.
Alanna Gunn, Aughnasheelin, VHC Reel.
Eabha Gill, Fenagh, 1st Slip Jig, 2nd Reel, 3rd Single Jig, 6th Hornpipe.
Deirbhile Currid, Aughavas, 4th Jig, VHC Reel.
Under 12
Louise Cafferty, Gorvagh, 2nd Slip Jig, 3rd Single Jig, 4th Light Jig, 4th Reel, 4th Slip Jig.
Grace Masterson, Carrigallen, 5th Single Jig, 5th Light Jig.
Tom Gilheany, Fenagh, 1st Reel, 2nd Reel, 3rd Hornpipe, 3rd Single Jig, 4th Slip Jig.
Helen O Rourke, Corlough, 2nd Single Jig, 3rd Reel, 3rd Jig.
Luke Murphy, Killeshandra, VHC Reel.
Aoife Mc Cartin, Ballinamore, 2nd Jig, 4th Single Jig, 4th Hornpipe.
Shane Mc Gourty, Mohill, 1st Slip Jig, VHC Reel.
Under 14
Aliene Mc Partland, Killdallen, 1st Light Jig, 2nd Single Jig, 2nd Slip Jig, 3rd Reel.
Aoife Cafferty, Gorvagh, 1st Slip Jig, 2nd Reel, 3rd Single Jig, 3rd Double Jig, 4th Hornpipe.
Clodagh Mitchell, Mohill, 2nd Slip Jig, 3rd Single Jig.
Under 18
Blaithin Donohoe, Newtowngore, 1st Reel, 1st Hornpipe, 2nd Double Jig.
Barry Taylor, Newtowngore, 1st Slip Jig, 1st Single Jig, 1st Jig.
Over 18
Sinead Mc Govern, Drumreilly, 2nd Double Jig.
Congratulations to the pupils and their teacher Karl Mc Cartin ADCRN. The Mc Cartin SD will recommence classes in September see local media for further info.




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