6th May 2013

Ballinamore Active Age Group
are holding their next meeting in Trathnona on Thursday May the 2nd at 3pm.The group are going to Lough Derg on Saturday 25th May, anyone wishing to travel with us contact Mary Plunkett at 0719644086 at Maureen dolphin at 0719644116. Bernie Donoghne will attend our AGM on Thursday June the 27th .

Remember the late John Curry?
Anybody who grew up in Ballinamore in the late 70’s and 80’s will remember the late John Curry. John spent many years coming on holiday to Ballinamore before coming back to spend his final years there. Throughout his years in Ballinamore John took numerous photographs, got them developed and then gave them as a keepsake to the people concerned. If there is anybody out there with any of those photos, the library would like to get a copy of them with a view to putting them together as exhibition during the summer festival. If any of you have these photos please contact the library at 071 9645566

Place Names of County Leitrim.
As Part of the Gathering Celebrations Sean Ó Suilleabháin former County Librarian will give a Lecture on the Place names of County Leitrim in Ballinamore Library on Tuesday 7th May at 9pm. Place names, their meanings, how they came about and how they were translated from Gaelic to English is fascinating. This should prove to be a very informative and interesting evening not to be missed, with time for questions and discussion following the lecture. Remember admission is free and everyone is welcome.

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 PPS Closing Celebration
The final closing of the three post primary schools in Ballinamore at the end of May is being marked with a function on Sunday June 2nd.
All past and present students, staff and parents are invited to join in this celebration.
The event starts with concelebrated mass in St. Patricks church Ballinamore at 5pm, which will be followed with a BBQ, entertainment, a chat and reminiscences in Meanscoil Fatima.
The committee would welcome photographs, memorabilia, old uniforms or part thereof, old magazine etc.
Photographs can be scanned and emailed to ballinamoreppsreunion@gmail.com or dropped into or posted to the school office at St. Felims, where they will be copied and returned. Any staff member will be happy to accept articles.
For further information or suggestions to make this a memorable evening please email the above address or contact the school at 071-9644049.
Check out www.ballinamorepps.ie for further event details.
Looking forward to meet old friends!!

Seán O’Heslin’s GAA – Scéalta na Seachtaine
Major Musical event in Páirc Sheáin Uí Eislin
As part of the club’s 100 years Celebration there will be a major Concert in the Marquee in the Park on Thursday 27 June. On that night Eleanor Shanley accompanied by Frankie Lane and Paul Kelly will be joined by Charlie McGettigan and a host of other performers. This will be a memorable night which will mark the opening of the Readers Symposium supported by the International Fund for Ireland. A night to remember!
Lotto ar an Luan seo chugainn i Lawrence’s. Pota Óir €5,100.

IWS Pool Lifeguard Course.
Held at Riverdale Ballinamore. June /July for more information please contact
Helen O Hara Cavan IWS secretary 086-8952925

Church News
Door Collectors – May 4th / 5th May: Claire Feely, Patricia Creamer, Gerard McGovern & Francis Maguire
First Friday Confessions Thurs at 7.30pm
Altar Servers Group 3 – Sun 5th May & Sat 11th May – James Óg Maguire, Eoin Toolan, Ryan Donohoe
Congratulation to the children who received First Holy Communion yesterday (Sat)
Trocaire Collection: will be sent away this week.
Vocations & Diocesan Services Collection: Don’t forget to bring in the remainder of it next week.
First Friday Communion Calls I will bring communion to those below the church on Thursday. Friday: I will attend those above the church.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 14th - 21st October 2013
€1295, 4 nights in Bethlehem & 3 nights in Galilee
Spiritual director Fr. Dan Sheridan For information and bookings contact Anna 049 4336291
The annual Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27th May to 1st June led by Bishop Leo O’ Reilly. Bookings may be made for the Assisted Pilgrim Section with Rev Kevin Fay, Lavey on 087 857 9968 / 049 433 0018. Bookings for Hotels is through Mc Ginnity Travel, Coleman Road, Cavan on 049 4331 831. If anyone feels that someone in their family or a neighbour would benefit from taking part in this Pilgrimage they should contact Fr Fay. Early booking essential.

The Annual May Run Walk or Roll in Aid of Cancer Research / North West Hospice
Will take place on Sunday May 26th 2013 starting from Aughnasheelin Community Centre at 4 p.m. Entry Fee €10. Sponsorship cards on request – contact Cáit @ 0872123703. Join the walk and you will not only support a good cause but you will also bring your friends and families together for a great fun afternoon. Last year 200 men, women, children, cats and dogs ran, walked, cycled and enjoyed a great afternoon in beautiful settings. Together with those who donated on line over €10,000 was raised for Cancer Research and this year we hope to exceed that for these two very worthy causes. If you can’t walk you can still donate on MyCharity.ie or by contacting the above number. If you’re donating but not walking why not join us for refreshments in the Community Centre following the event.

New Primary Care Centre and Care Management Ballinamore
The plans for the new Primary Care Centre and Care Management, Tully, Ballinamore can be viewed at Ballinamore library; Opening Hours, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 – 1.30pm and 2.30 – 5.30. Tuesday and Thursday 10 - 1.30pm and 2.30 – 8.00. Saturday 10 – 1.30pm and 2.30 -- 5.00

People with Special Needs
Cáirde Liatroim is holding a fund raising dance with TR Dallas, Mickey Clerkin and Seán McAloon in the Bush Hotel Carrick-On-Shannon on Thursday 9th May. Start 8pm. Cáirde Liatroim is a social club which provides outings for people with special needs. Great raffle prizes on the night. Tickets available at the door or contact 0862545613.
Spring Has Arrived at Solas Galery
It seems appropriate that as the Solas Art Gallery in Ballinamore launches its Members Spring Show, opening Fri 10th May, that spring seems to have arrived at last in the country. Not only is there a bit... of colour in the hedgerows and gardens but there is a blaze of colour coming up at this forthcoming exhibition. This exhibition gives the members a chance to throw off the gloom of a very long winter and celebrate with new work. Many of the members are using new techniques, new subjects, giving a fresh feel to this exhibition. There are nearly 40 pictures, including some sculpture, on show, it is impossible to list them all or even all the artists so here is a small selection of some of the newer style work. Colourful new work from Marion O`Donoghue in the form of a still life; as well as her lovely broody landscapes; Carol Wood, who has a Solo later in the year, an interesting Ink and pen wash; Douglas Ross with his stylistic “The Interview”; Colleen Quinn with a completely new subject matter, “Open Road”, how did she get the shine on that leather jacket! Brendan Dean, always interesting, has produced some vibrant and eye catching mobile and stabiles. Also exhibiting are Jennifer Richardson and Grace Dixon (who are exhibiting after this one), Maureen Meehan, Alan McGrath, Sandra Vernon, Orlagh Murphy, Molly Richardson and more. The only way to find out what is on show is to pop in and see, better still, come to the opening and meet some of the artists. The opening is on Fri 10th May and will be presented by Gabrielle Flynn, acting County Librarian, who is an accomplished artist herself. The exhibition runs until Sat 1st June, gallery opening hours the same as Four Seasons Garden Centre, Mon-Sat, 10-6pm. Please don’t forget that the popular Drawing Day at Solas will also be taking place on Sat 18th May For any Queries please contact Gail or Ben, 071 9644210; our website www.solasart.ie or become a friend on facebook.

A 5km Charity Walk in Aid of Pieta House Centre
For the Prevention of Suicide and Self-Harm will take place on the morning of Saturday 11th May, from the Orchard Bar, Drumalee, beginning at 4am in the morning. The theme is 'Darkness into Light' so the walk begins before dawn and is timed to finish as the sun comes up. All proceeds will go to Pieta House Suicide Crisis Centre. For more information contact Nickela at 087 2403657 or email cavan.pieta@gmail.com

Floral Pride 2013
Are seeking applications from community groups, schools and businesses who improve the appearance of their areas by planting trees, shrubs, flowers and keep their area looking fantastic! Application forms available from Development Section, Leitrim County Council, 071 9650496, floralpride@leitrimcoco.ie or www.leitrimcoco.ie. Extended closing date for entries 10th. May 2013.

Launch Night of Mary’s Meals Cavan Support Group
Step by Step to Feed a Child Campaign at The Farnham Arms Hotel on Thursday May 16th at 7:30 pm. The “Step by Step to Feed a Child” event INVITES people across the country to join members of Mary's Meals Support Groups for a Sponsored Walk (or part of it) from Cavan Town to Knock Shrine, Co Mayo. The walk takes place from August 10th to 15th and will be completed over six days. We are also looking for people to provide support to the walkers so if you don’t like the sound of a sponsored walk we have plenty of jobs for everyone.


One Day For Rehab
RehabCare Ballinamore Will be hosting a fundraising event on Friday the 17th of May 2013 in the resource centre here in Ballinamore from 12.30- 2.30pm. We will be having a barbeque, cake sale and a sale of work. The cost of the Barbeque will be 10Euro and this will include a glass of Wine. We would really appreciate your support All Welcome


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