29th August 2012


Ballinamore Monthly Whist Drive
Don’t forget the usual whist drive held every first Thursday of the month in Ballinamore Community Centre. The next date for the whist drive is Thursday 6th at 9pm. Whist is a great social game and we would like to encourage anyone even with a little experience to come along and have a great night’s entertainment with refreshments served at half time and great prizes. 
Congratulation to the organisers of the two festival, The Ballinamore Family Festival and the Cultural Quarters Free Fringe Festival.
What a great time they gave everyone who attended and again a great festivals to remember. And thank you for all the unbelievable hard work you all put into producing such wonderful festive events.
Great Exhibition at Solas ArtGallery
Continues until the 15th Sept. 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday. Not to be missed. Two floors worth of lovely Art above the flower shop ( Four Seasons ) in Ballinamore opposite Library - of lovely local areas by two lovely artists ; ) Joan Walsh and Mary Wilson - Joint Solo Art Exhibition
Irish Dancing Classes
Irish dance classes under the direction of Karl Mc Cartin ADCRN, will recommence after the summer break on Tuesday 4th September and Thursdays 6th September in Drumreilly Community Centre at 5:30pm and Ballinamore Community Centre on Saturday 8th September at 10am. All ages and grades catered for, further info available from Karl on (087) 9751872 or check out the school website on  www.mccartinsd.wordpress.com or facebook on www.facebook/mccartinsd.
Church Notes:
Altar Servers: for Sun 2nd & 8th Sept  (Group 3) 
Cathal McHugh, Thomas Darcy, James Og Maguire
Collectors  Sept Sat1st & Sun 2nd / 8th & 9th Sept  - Anne Kavanagh, Tommy Moran, Brendan Wisley, Walter Sharpley
Confessions  Sat 12 noon – 12.30pm
New Pastoral Council We have to elect a new Pastoral Council for the parish.  Attached to your Newsletter you will find a voting paper.  You will see that the parish is divided into six areas.  You are asked to vote for one male and one female over 18 years, from your area.  The role of the Pastoral Council is becoming more important so we ask you cast your vote so that each area makes its choice.  Bring in your votes before next weekend 1st Sept and place it in the box provided at the church door.

Ballinamore Boxing Club REGISTRATION NIGHT for new members will take place in the Boxing Club (at rear of Lá Nua, Main Street) on next Tues 28th August at 7p.m.   Boxing sessions will recommence on Tuesday 4th September.
Ballinamore Afterschool re-opens on the 29th August after the summer break. We offer quality affordable childcare for out of school children. Junior and senior infants are collected at Ballinamore school .Homework supervision in included in each session. All our staff is trained to a high standard. A wide range of activities are offered to children including outings ,painting, sand and water play ,board games ,computer games and lots more . We have a limited number of places available for the new term. Please call in to see us or phone 0719644904 to secure your child's place. We look forward to seeing you then.
Swimming classes for adults and children, Aerobics for adults.
Enrolment at Riversdale Pool, Ballinamore, Monday 3rd Sept @ 8pm.Further info contact Helen 049 4335084 (adults) or Breege 087 7708316 (kids)

Seán O’Heslin’s – Scéalta na Seachtaine
Cluichí don deireadh seachtaine
Juniors B team play in Junior Championship on this Sunday in Drumshanbo against Glencar/Manorhamilton.
Bingo - Bingo on Tuesday as usual at 9.00 in Community Centre.
Lotto  - Lotto ar an Luan seo chugainn i Jackie’s. Pota Óir €3,350. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an Luan: €40 Philip Farrelly. €30 and duine ó Frank Flynn: Séamus Mac Murchaidh agus Séamus Mac Murchaidh €40 an duine: Brendan O’Boy, Síle Mí Mháirtín, Tommy Dolan, Séamus Mac Murchaidh

Ballinamore Childcare An Naíonra
An Naíonra preschool (Irish speaking)
Community Centre, Ballinamore reopens Wed 29th Aug 9am – 12 noon.  We cater for children 2yrs 10mths to school going age, 5 days per week, Mon to Fri.  We have a number of places available from 29th Aug 2012. You can avail of the free preschool year if your child was born between 2/2/08 & 30/6/09. We also have CCS for low income families. We have lower prices for persons booking 3days or more – 3days €30 – 4 days €40 – 5 days €50.  Book your place now with An Naíonra and the Irish language is a brilliant start for your child attending school. For more information contact Playleader Pauline Moran 086 3777730 / 9644790 / 9645733

A meeting of Ballinamore women’s group
takes place in Trathnona on Wednesday the 5th of September at 8.30pm. Balance of money due for trip to Clare will be collected at the meeting. All members are requested to attend.

Ballinamore Community Fitness Program
New 6 week keep fit Program starting the first week in September. Classes include ladies Zumba and core workout Monday and Thursday at 8pm in Ballinamore Community Centre.  Wednesday at 6.30pm (aerobics and circuits) and 7.30pm (bums and tums) in the SOH GAA Gym.  
Beginners get fit sessions
Beginner's session Tuesday the 4th of Sept at 11am in the GAA Gym. Active age class Wednesday the 5th at 11am in the GAA Gym. Men’s session  Wednesday the 5th at 8.30pm in the GAA Gym. All welcome to come and join in on the fun while getting fit. For more information or for an individual session please contact Michelle on 0879390980.

Ballinamore Active Age   Returns to our meeting on Thursday 30th August in Trathnona at 3pm.  Everybody welcome over 55’s and upwards.  See you all there.
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 Festival Committee
Would like to thank all the agencies who helped the festival to be one of the most enjoyable and successful events.  Each year the Leitrim County Council make a great effort to see that Ballinamore is safe and clean each morning by keeping the town looking great.  Many thanks to the local guards for all their help and support.  The stewards and helpers did an amazing job and without them and the many people who row in and do all the work needed we would not be able to have a festival. 
Could the people who have invoices to be paid please send them in as soon as possible to Ross Dooner or a member of the committee.
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

 


 

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