13th May 2013

Coding for Kids for Free
We are setting up a free coding for kids class in Ballinamore. Coding is the way you build websites, computer games and Apps. Coding is very useful for kids and adults alike. CoderDojo is the organisation worldwide who want to teach kids to code for free. All the information is here www.coderdojo.com.There are over 50 coderdojos in Ireland today. We need adults and kids to email us to see if we have enough interest. We intend to have one every Saturday for 1 or 2 hours. This is open to all kids the Leitrim/Cavan/Longford/Fermanagh area. Please email cdballinamore@gmail.com if you want to help or are interested in joining.

Ballinamore Free Fringe Festival is Having a Fundraiser
on Friday 17th May at 9.30pm.As you all know by now the festival has little funding and runs off a tight budget. We have over 200 acts coming to play in our town at their own expense, the least we can do is feed them and give them a good impression of the town. Please join us for a fun of music from 4 of our young acts playing at this yrs festival. "Joel O’Neill" who is currently bringing out his debut album. "Teacher's Pet' 2 piece cover band. "The Elements" "The Orphan's of society" 4 piece alt rock band. Please show your support and get yourself down to the "Poor Scholar" Fri 17th May 9.30pm.For more information phone Tracy Murray 086 408 2630.

Mc Cartin SD Table Quiz
A fundraising table quiz will be held on Friday 24th March in Priors Bar, Ballinamore at 8:30pm. Proceeds in aid of McCartin SD trip to the UK Championships. Tables of four €40. Plenty of fun on the night. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Parish Church 50th Year Celebration
As we requested recently we need your help in looking for pictures and memories of events and occasions over the past 50 years of the church in Ballinamore, so if you haven't yet gone through your album , cuboard's , press or wardrobe for those hidden treasures of times gone by, please do so in the coming week, all items received will go to putting a booklet together covering these 50 years of devotion. We would need to get all material in by before the end of May if possible so if you have anything that you can contribute to help make this part of the upcoming celebration a success please give your pictures, memories, articles to any of the following - Tommy Moran, Breege Magahey, Mary Curran or Mary Corby in the library. Thank you.

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. 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. Meet old friends!!

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 appreciate your support

Seán O’Heslin’s GAA – Scéalta na Seachtaine
Cycle to the Match - We are now planning our “Cycle to Páirc Sean” for the Connacht Championship second round on Sunday 23 June. It is a shorter trip so we expect a good few more people will take it on. This event is a major fundraiser for the club each year so we ask everyone who has taken part before to take part again and new participants willing to cycle and collect sponsorship will be welcome.
Lotto ar an Luan seo chugainn i McGirl’s. Pota Óir €5,150

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.

IWS Pool Lifeguard Course
Held at Riverdale Ballinamore. June /July for more information please contact Helen IWS secretary 086-895292

Solas Art Gallery in Ballinamore launches its Members Spring Show
Opened Fri 10th May, as with all our group shows, the work on display promises to be plentiful, varied and interesting. The exhibition runs until June 1st.

Athletic Club
County Championships for Under 10 upwards in Manorhamilton this Sunday (12th) from 2.00 p.m. and County Community Games Finals next Sunday (19th). Training each Tuesday and Thursday at 7.00 p.m. continues. New members welcome.

Ballinamore Town Steering Group
Please note change of date to Wed 22nd of May.
A number of meetings have already been held and a steering group formed to look into future development in our town. The steering group met with Brian Smyth, Leitrim Development Company and an application for a development worker under a Tús scheme has been made. A further meeting will be held in The Commercial Hotel on next Wednesday 22nd at 9pm which is open to everybody. Any individual or group who may have ideas which need to be developed are encouraged to attend.

Ballinamore Area Senior Citizens Party
The first party of the year will be held in Trathnona Community Centre next Thursday night May 23rd at 9pm. Refreshments will be served followed by music and dancing so please come along and bring a friend for a great night of music and dancing.

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

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

Ballinamore Women’s Group
Passengers travelling on trip to Donegal are reminded that the bus will leave the Square in Ballinamore at 10am sharp. A short break is scheduled for Donegal town. The Bus will leave Letterkenny on Sunday at 2pm.

Sligo Orienteering Club
Is holding orienteering in Derrycarne woods, Dromod on Sunday 19th May. Registration is 12.00pm -14.00pm. Cost €5. There is Beginners and Seniors Courses available. All Welcomed Families and buggies welcomed. For anyone who doesn't know what orienteering is come along on the day and you will be shown what to do. Will be signposted from the Carrick Road and the Dromod Roundabout using white and orange orienteering markers.
Check out Sligo Orienteering Club Facebook page or ring 087 2657630 after 6pm for more details.

Fast Track Forward this Summer
for FREE… with Essential Skills training in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT. 2 week courses Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4pm. Choose your start date! 24 June, 22 July or 12 August Information & Assessment Sessions Thursday 20th June from 5.30-8.00pm at all Campuses Level 2 qualification is equivalent to GCSE grade C.
Available at Cookstown, Dungannon, Omagh and Enniskillen campuses.
Candidates will be assessed for suitability.
For further information call...
0845 603 1881 - Cookstown Campus: Mary Wylie Ext: 4200 Email: mary.wylie@swc.ac.uk
Dungannon Campus: Caroline McCaffrey Ext: 3629 Email: caroline.mccaffrey@swc.ac.uk
Enniskillen Campus: Roberta Lutton Ext: 2237 Email: roberta.lutton@swc.ac.uk
Omagh Campus: Nicola McCartan Ext: 5210 Email: nicola.mccartan@swc.ac.uk

Leitrim Horse Riding Club
Are looking for new members, we are hosting an open evening at Moorlands Equestrian Centre, Drumshanbo, on Friday 17th May from 7pm. Members must be over 17yrs of age, all levels of riding experience welcome.

Accord Centre Cavan
Getting married in 2014? To book your pre-marriage course, please contact the Accord office for your Pre-Marriage application form. Book early to avoid disappointment on your preferred date. ACCORD also offers Marriage and Relationship Counselling in strict confidence. To book your Pre-Marriage Course or speak with a counsellor, please contact Anne or Grainne on 049-4375004, or email cavanaccord@eircom.net

'Campa Draíocht'
An Irish language summer camp will be held in the Backyard Moynehall 29th July-2nd August for paistí between the ages of 5-12 years of age. A truly fulfilling camp for children with emphasis on the spoken Gaeilge through games, drama,sports and other activities. For more information contact Orlaith Ní Ghealagáin 0863972360"

Epilepsy Ireland
Sinead Murphy, Community Epilepsy Nurse Specialist will give a presentation on Epilepsy, covering some topics such as Living well with Epilepsy, medication, and keeping a seizure diary. Date: Tuesday 28th May 2013. Venue: Clarion Hotel, Clarion Road, Sligo Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm All Welcome. For further information please contact: Agnes Mooney, Community Resource Officer for Epilepsy Ireland in the North West. Phone: 071 91 41858, email; amooney@epilepsy.ie Website; www.epilepsy.ie

Ballinamore Afterschool
Ballinamore afterschool would like to thank everyone who came to help us celebrate 10 years of afterschool in Ballinamore . We had a very enjoyable day on the 13th Apr l2013. A special thank you to everyone who helped out on the day . We are looking forward to many more years of childcare in Ballinamore .

Church Notes
Confessions next Saturday morning
Door Collectors – May 18th / 19th May: Vera Brennan, Tommy McWeeney, Jim Cafferty & Michael Hanley.
Altar Servers Group 5 – for Sat 18th & Sun 19th May – Thomas Darcy, Dillon Beirne, Mark McCaffrey.
The Unique Relationship during pregnancy of mother and child
“The child is not an extension of the mother. He or she is another human being each is neighbour to the other. The mother is a gift to her child he/she is a gift to the mother...the mother is the child’s first home” from Bishop Leahy’s homily at Knock last Sun.



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