15th April 2013

Ballinamore Area Senior Citizen’s Committee
The A.G.M. of the Ballinamore Area Senior Citizens Committee takes place next Monday night 22nd April at 9pm in Trathnona Community Centre. All members please attend.

The last competition in the Ballinamore Dart League for this season takes place next Friday night the 19th of April, it’s for all under 25 year olds in the League, it is hoped a good crowd of younger players turn up for the competition, starting time is 10.30pm and the venue is Ossie’s.

Table Quiz
Seamus Wrynn Cumann Annual Trath na gCeist in McGirl’s this Friday night at 9pm. Table of 4 = €20. Please support.

M.S. Leitrim Branch Church Gate Collection
Will be held next weekend 20/21st April. Your generosity would be much appreciated.

The Mobile Cinema is Coming to
Templeport GAA Grounds Bawnboy. Friday April 19th at 7.30. The Runway
The citizens of Ireland's County Cork come to the aid of a South American pilot who has crash landed in their town. Stars: Demián Bichir, Kerry Condon, James Cosmo
Primary School €3.00 / Post Primary & Adults €5.00

Ballinamore Active Age Group
Are holding their next meeting in Trathnona on Thursday April 18th at 3pm. A beautician will attend. The group are going to Lough Derg on Saturday May 25th, anyone wishing to travel please contact Mary Plunkett on (071)9644086 or Maureen Dolphin on (071) 9644116 to confirm numbers for bus. Bernie Donohue will attend our AGM on Thursday June 27th. Dept of Food & Agriculture will post out a form."

Mc Cartin SD Class Championships
Easter Saturday was a day of great excitement in Drumreilly when the annual Mc Cartin SD Class Championship Feis was held. Adjudicators for the day were Ms Marian Kiernan ADCRN, Co. Longford and Ms Laura Waldron ODCRN and Ms Michelle Waldron ODCRN, Mayo. The Mc Cartin SD pupils competed across various grades from beginner to advanced and after 8hours of dancing the following pupils featured amongst the winners.
Under 6
Sarah Greene, Aoife Browne, Caoimhe Casey, Kayla Gill, Thiana Regan, Rebecca Maguire, Jane Prior, Rebecca Maguire, James Stringer,
Under 8
Lauren Donohoe, Cian Mc Govern, Kaithlin Gray, Rachel Naughton, Sarah O Leary, Brian Murphy, James Gilheany, Rachel Dolan, Zoe Dolan, Tara Galligan-Maguire, John Quinn,
Under 9
Clara O Kelly, Elizabeth Donaghy, Eadaoin Casey, Edel Kiernan, Ella Galligan-Maguire, Darragh Gunn,
Under 10
Caoimhe Prior, Olwyn Mc Cartin, Caitlin Quinn, Conor Edwards, Molly Prior, Niamh Donohoe, Haley Moran, Alannah Gunn,
Under 12
Maria Lynch, Ónisia Mimna, Rachel Mc Intyre, Ella Quinn, Marese Masterson, Kate Gilheany, Eabha Gill, Sophie Mc Greal, Rose Mc Loughlin, Ella Stringer, Louise Cafferty, Deirbhile Currid.
Under 13
Shane Mc Gourty, Luke Murphy, Grace Masterson, Sinead Edwards, Tom Gilheany, Orla Kiernan, Emer Mc Cabe, Michelle Mc Cabe, Aoife Sammon, James Lennon,
Under 15
Aliene Mc Partland, Emma Sorohan, Niamh Donegan, Caoimhe Gaffney, Stephanie Daly, Clodagh Mitchell, Shannon Edwards, Niamh Mc Cabe, Eoghan Keegan, Helen O Rourke, Aoife Cafferty.

Under 17
Dawn Hackett, Laura Keegan, Ciana Stringer.
Over 17
Sinead Mc Govern, Tadhg Murray, Barry Taylor, and Ciara Gaffney.
Beginners Champion: James Stringer, Aughwillian
Intermediate Champion Under 8: Aoife Browne, Newtowngore
Intermediate Champion Under 10: Molly Prior, Drumreilly.
Under 8 Champion: Cian Mc Govern, Fenagh.
Under 9 Champion: Ella Galligan-Maguire, Drumreilly
Under 10 Champion: Alannah Gunn, Aughnasheelin.
Under 11 Champion: Eabha Gill, Fenagh.
Under 11 Champion: Kate Gilheany, Fenagh
Under 12 Champion: Sophie Mc Greal, Dowra.
Under 13 Champion: Luke Murphy, Killeshandra.
Under 13 Champion: Sinead Edwards, Newtowngore.
Under 15 Champion: Dawn Hackett, Bornacoola.
Under 15 Champion: Eoghan Keegan, Cloone.
Under 17 Champion: Laura Keegan, Fenagh.
Under 19 Champion: Barry Taylor, Newtowngore.
Senior Champion: Tadhg Murray, Drumreilly.
Many thanks to all the parents from the class who assisted with food preparation, entry tables, scrutineers etc. A special mention to the senior pupils for the huge help in setting up and conducting the competition.

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

Are you out of work due to accident, illness or disability?
Do you need to re-train to re-enter the workforce and gain FETAC certification? Information Technology by Distance Learning is a blended learning programme combining home based and in-centre training. Please telephone Mary at National Learning Network on 049 4377038 or email cavan@nln.ie "

13 – Day Holy Land Pilgrimage 2013
Walk in the Footsteps of our Lord. Oct. 23rd – Nov. 4th 2013 . Spiritual Director Fr Damien Ryan. Half board Accommodation .& inc all Airport Taxes Ex Dublin €1,500 P.P.S. Early booking is essential as there are only limited places. For further Details contact . Tom O’ Dwyer: 087 2701311 . Or Sile 086 8590394

Millrace Drama Group
The multi award winning production by Millrace Drama Group of Trad by Mark Doherty is being performed in the Cornmill Theatre in Carrigallen on Sat 20 and Sunday 21st April ahead of their participation in the All Ireland Finals in Rossmore, Co Cork on Fri 26th April. Show starts at 8:30pm tickets available on the door

The Traditional Three Day Pilgrimage (31st May to 13th August)
€70 including boat, accommodation, services and Lough Derg meals
Pilgrims must be at least 15 years of age, in normal good health and able to walk and kneel unaided and free from any illness aggravated by fasting.
Pilgrims must fast from midnight prior to arrival.
Pilgrims are advised to bring warm and waterproof clothing, insect repellent, sun block and any prescribed medication.
Bed linen is provided; please bring your own towels and toiletries.
Booking for the Three Day Pilgrimage is not essential, although it is advised.
Group discounts available.
One Day Retreats
Dates: May 4/5/6/11/12/13/18/19/20/21/25/26/27
August 17/18/19/20/24/25/26/27/31
September 1/3/7/10/11/14/15/16/17/21/22/23/
Time: 9.15 – 4pm
Price includes boat, tea & coffee, service and lunch
The retreats are open to all adults; they are not suited to children
Those unable to make the traditional Three Day Pilgrimage are particularly welcome.
The retreats do not require fasting or walking bare-footed.
Numbers are limited, so advance booking is essential.
Group discounts available on receipt of €150 deposit.

Ballinamore Bridge Club
Results for 11th April
1st Mary McTiernan and Mary Flynn
Joint second Marian Quinn and Sean Creamer
Monica Sharpley and Bernie Flynn
4th Carrie Maroney and Maureen Dolphin
Bridge continues on Thursday 18th at7pm.
Final night of bridge takes place on 25th April.

Ballinamore Tidy Town
We had a great Annual Spring Clean, a big turn out, lots of litter picked, painting and bridge cleaning. Thank you to everyone who helped on the day, also to Michael of Super Valu for providing refreshments afterwards. Our AGM will take place on Thursday 25 April in Smyths Siopa Ol at 8.30pm. Please come along.

Church News
Lourdes Pilgrimage from the diocese from Mon 27th May – Thurs 1st June. There are still places for those who travel as sick and these are subsidised. You should consider going
First Holy Communion takes place on Sat 27th April at 11.00am.
Please pass your Missalettes to the end of your seat after mass.
The collection for the Diocesan Vocation and Support Services will be taken up next weekend. You have an envelope for it. It pays costs for youth services, marriage preparation and counselling and various diocesan activities, also primary schools office, a part time accountant etc.
St Patrick’s Day offertory Collection in aid of Kilmore Missions €1,630. Thank you.
Church 50TH year Celebration,
As mentioned recently we will be celebrating the 50th year of our parish church this year, and to do justice to such an occasion there will be a meeting on Tuesday evening, upstairs meeting room in the Community Centre at 8:30 pm. To organise how we can best celebrate this event, meeting is open to all interested in making this a successful and memorable occasion. All Welcome..

Daffodil Day
Many many thanks to everyone who contributed to our collection, a special thanks to the collectors (over 2 days) and the businesses who allowed us to collect around their premises and everyone who helped in any way. The collection amounted to €3,967.

Plastic Collection
There will be a collection of waste silage plastic Beirne’s Filling Station, Ballinamore on Saturday April 20th between 9am and 3pm. For further information: contact FRS Network Ph: 071 9662781 Mob: 086 2521699

Senior Help Line, a Third Age Programme
Is a national confidential telephone listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444. Would you be interested in taking part in a walking tour of the Camino de Santiago to raise funds for this valuable Third Age service. If so contact Neil at nbruton@thirdageireland.ie or 083 426 0081.

New Parish Pastoral Council Youth Officers
Youth Officers should now be elected onto Parish Pastoral Councils and names given to Clare Coyle Diocesan Youth Officer 049 437 5004.

All Parishioners are invited to a special Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Saturday 20th April
There is a full programme organised for Adults; Teenagers; Children and all the programmes are running separately on the day. The programmes begin at 10.45 and finish with Mass, blessing of the sick, Eucharistic Procession and Benediction at 3 pm. Archbishop Brown, our Apostolic Nuncio will be the main celebrant. Children’s Adoration for Ireland will be launched also.

Leitrim County Council
Notice of Public Meeting – Leitrim County Development Plan - Members of the public and interested parties are invited to attend a public meeting in relation to the review of the County Development Plan 2009 – 2015 and preparation of a new County Development Plan 2015 - 2021 as follows; Manorhamilton in Bee Park Centre on Thursday 18th April 2013 at 6.30pm. Carrick on Shannon in the Bush Hotel on Tuesday 23rd April 2013 at 6.30 pm
Your pre draft plan views/submissions will be taken into consideration in the making of the new Plan. Full details are available on the Council’s website at www.leitrimcoco.ie

Seán O’Heslin’s GAA – Scéalta na Seachtaine
Lotto ar an Luan seo chugainn sa Commercial. Pota Óir €4,950.
Referees - The Co Board are looking for new referees. Anyone interested in taking up refereeing, beginning with underage games? This is open to anyone over 18, men or women. Training is provided and expenses are paid. Contact club officers.

Catholic Singles
Is an organisation which helps single adult Catholics of all ages meet, either one to one or through social events. Please tel. 0161 941 3498, visit the website www.catholicsingles.org.uk or email info@catholicsingles.org.uk

A Night Of Fashion With TESCO & CARA PHARMACY in Aid of AWARE
Tesco Ballinamore & Cara Pharmacy present “A NIGHT OF FASHION” in Freddie’s Nightclub, Ballinamore on 20 th April in aid of AWARE. A wine reception will be held at 7.30pm prior to the show commencing at 8pm sharp. Tickets cost €8 per adult & €2 per child. Guests will be treated to a goody bag on the night courtesy of Cara Pharmacy. Entertainment on the night by DJ Eamon & a raffle will be held with fantastic spot prizes to be won on the night also. We hope you will join us for what promises to be an excellent night of fashion & entertainment

United Christian Aid
Is once again appealing for clothes for families & orphanages in Moldova. Any kind of wearable clothing, men’s, women’s, children’s. Bed wear, nappies, soft toys. In need of Communion & Wedding Dresses Collection will take place at O’Brien’s Sports Shop Ballinamore Saturday 4th May 2013. From 11am to 4pm only. For further information ring Lily O’Brien on 071 9644043

Ballinamore Women’s Group
There are some place available for the weekend trip to Letterkenny, staying in the Mount Errigal Hotel from the 17th to 19th of May. Total cost which includes two bed & breakfast, two evening meals and a trip to Malin Head is €145. A deposit of €50 must be paid to secure a place. Enquires to 9644785 as soon as possible.

Athletic Club
Training continues Tuesday and Thursday at 7.00.p.m.with new members always welcome.

M.S. Leitrim Branch Church Gate Collection
Will be held next weekend 20/21st April. Your generosity would be much appreciated.


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