8th August 2012

Church Notes:
Altar Servers: Sun 12th Aug/Sat 18th Aug (Group 5) Doireann McManus, Maeve Hamill & Joely McGovern
Collectors August 11th & 12th - Vera Brennan / Tommy McWeeney / Michael Hanley / Jim Cafferty
No Mass Wednesday, Mass in Aughnasheelin 9am
Confession Saturday 12noon – 12.30pm
Blessing of the Graves in Aughnasheelin this Sunday after 10am Mass
Cavan County Museum will host a unique History Conference entitled ‘Melting Down’ Exploring Themes of Emigration, Exile and Place August 10th from 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. and Saturday 11th.August 9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Speakers include Dr Patrick Fitzgerald, Professor John Mannion, Dr Brenda Collins, Arthur Sullivan and Dr Patrick O’Connor. The conference will also include excerpts of ‘An American Wake’ performed by the Ulster American Folkpark, Omagh on Friday 10th and an excerpt of ‘The Field’ performed by Crosserlough Drama Group on Saturday 11th August. To book a place please contact the Museum at 049-8544070 or Cavan Genealogy 049-4361094

‘Do you need someone to talk to? Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444. Senior Help Line is open from 10 am till 10 pm, 365 days a year’.
SOSAD 24 Hr emergency support for anyone affected by suicide or depression now open in Cavan. Tel-049-4326339. Free bereavement support and counselling available at 3 Tower Hamlets, Farnham St., Cavan.
SOSAD (Save our Sons and Daughters) is an organisation with five main goals:
To raise awareness of suicide in Ireland
To break the taboo surrounding suicide
To provide support and direction to those feeling suicidal
To provide support and direction to those approached by someone feeling suicidal
To provide support and direction for those bereaved by suicide. SOSAD's website is http://www.sosadireland.ie/


Seán O’Heslin’s – Scéalta na Seachtaine
Bingo - Seán Ó Heslin’s Bingo will continue on Tuesday of Festival Week at 9.00pm as usual, and not on Thursday as advertised on Festival brochure. Extra prizes on that night.
Lotto - Lotto ar an Luan seo chugainn sa Heritage. Pota Óir €3,250.
Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an Luan: €40 Séamus Mac Murchaidh, Buidéal uisce beatha ó Freddie: Walter Sharpley. €40 an duine: Vincent Reynolds, Annaduff, Sharon O’Dowd, Mayo, Marie Lee, Aghacashel, Vincent Reynolds, Annaduff.
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.

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.
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

The North West Simon Community Sincere thanks to all who contributed to the church gate collection on 21st & 22nd July for The North West Simon Community. Thanks to the collectors, a total of €562.84 was collected which goes towards providing the housing support service and lifeskills training programme in the area. As the demand for the services of the North West Simon increase in the current climate, fundraising is vital for the survival of the charity, further information on the services the North West Simon Community provide in Sligo, Leitrim & Donegal can be accessed at www.northwestsimon.ie.
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 40771L.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.
BALLINAMORE SHOW TUESDAY 14TH AUGUST 2012 - Exhibitors are reminded that entries for this year’s Show close on Monday 6th August. The Show Office is located at High Street, Ballinamore. Telephone: 071-9645670. The Office will be open from 10am until 7pm each day until August 6th. Remember no late entries will be accepted. This year’s Show will be held in Creamer’s field, Golf Links Road, Ballinamore. Schedules are available from the Show Office 071-9645670 and in local shops.

Fleadh dates for your Diary
This year at the Fleadh in Cavan two spectacular free events will take place at the Cathedral, Cavan. The first will be on Friday 10th August at 9.30pm called “Good works” which is an art service conducted by John Byrne and accompanied by the famous Dublin Palestrina Choir. John Byrne has been associated with the Arts in Cavan having presented the spectacular casting light production in the 2010 & 2011 fleadh. This service inside the Cathedral will include musicians, soloist singers along with readings and reflections. This beautiful service celebrating music and the arts is open to all and will be a memorable evening of celebration. The second event also on Friday August 10th will take place at 10.15pm on the steps and Front Square of the Cathedral and is called “Rite of Spring” by Breandan De Gallai, former River Dance artist in association with Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Company. Nearly 100 years after its first performance this spectacular presentation is inspired by the Stravinsky Ballet and is a unique blend of dance, light and sound to incorporate aerial dance, Irish and contemporary dance with classical and traditional music. An spectacular event not to be missed !!! Both events are free of charge and open to all.
The 2012 Ballinamore Free Fringe Fest August 23rd -26th
Ballinamore Free Fringe Fest is an Irish local voluntary non profit organisation solely dedicated to promoting Community & cultural diversity of expression through the arts.
Our aims are not only to promote & encourage local and national, amateur/professional & multicultural talent in all its diverse forms, but particularly to facilitate free performance space and therefore inspire communities to embrace & celebrate the wealth of talent that exists all around them.
We fundamentally believe that facilitating freedom of creative expression especially for young people will help to refocus our concerns and connect through celebration of diversity which enriches communities at all levels.
Ballinamore Whist Drive results
top Score (€40) Con O’Gorman (152)
1st Lady with 145 Madge Fleming (€15)
2nd Lady with 142 Maura Thompson (€10)
3rd Lady with 142 Kathleen Foster (€7)
½ time lady Kay Dolan with 78 (€5)
longest sitting lady – Una McLoughlin
1st Gent with 146 Mary Maguire (€15)
2nd Gent with 145 Carl Johnston (€10)
3rd Gent with 140 Dessie Kiernan (€7)
½ time lady Monica Sharpley (74) €5
longest sitting gent Sean O’Reilly
Raffle – 1st Prize Madge Fleming – 2nd Sean O’Reilly – 3rd Brian Pratt – 4th JR Young


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