17th June 2013

4 Locks Cycling Club
This is what summer is all about meandering around lanes on a mystery tour. The 4 Locks Cycling Club followed Joe Dolan on a sort of a mystery tour on Sunday 16 June. It turned out to be a very pleasant cycle with undulating hills and flats. We cycled from Ballinamore to Swanlinbar, to Kilcawley, Derrylinn, Belturbet, Milltown, Killeshandra and back to Ballinamore. It was about 78 Kilometres at a nice leisurely pace in beautiful summer countryside.
Next cycle on Wednesday at 7.30 pm meeting outside the Courthouse, Ballinamore. All newcomers welcome. If we have enough new members we can do a short introductory cycle to get you started!
Summer outing:
It is proposed to hold a summer outing the weekend after next on Sunday 30 June. The plan is to meet at 10 a.m. in Strandhill Sligo, take a route from there and have lunch afterwards in Strandhill.

Big Concert in Páirc Sheáin Uí Eislin
Ballinamore Seán O’Heslin’s are running a major cultural concert in the Park on Thursday week, 27 June. This is a very exciting event with Eleanor Shanley and Charlie McGettigan topping the bill. There is also David Angus who plays the Lambeg Drum bringing an Ulster Scots’ touch to the night. Martin Donohoe and family play Irish traditional music and Edwina Guckian does sean-nós dancing. Paul McCarty and John Shanley play the bag pipes. Doors open at 9.00. This event is part of the Dialogues Through Literature Symposium which start on the following morning and runs Friday and Saturday. Booking for the Concert at 087 6821566 or 087 6846578

Pastoral Youth Ministry Leader
The parish of Templemore in Derry City is looking to employ an enthusiastic person to form and lead a youth community and direct youth in the parish in the ways of faith.
Essential criteria:

  • Be an active member of a Catholic Parish Faith Community
  • Have experience of leadership in a Youth or Community setting
  • Have a third level qualification in a relevant discipline e.g. education, theology, youth work, community work 
  • Excellent in the use of all aspects of ICT 

The above criteria may be enhanced to facilitate short listing of candidates.
Application Form, Job Description and Personal Specification may be obtained by telephoning (028) 71262894/71365712 or emailing steugenes@btconnect.com during normal office hours. Completed applications must be returned to: The Secretary - Reference PYML, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP not later than 3.00 pm on Wednesday, 26 June 2013.

I’ll Live Till I Die
The Show Ballinamore Library
A celebration in Talk, Story and Song of the iconic Delia Murphy. Will take place in Ballinamore Library on Tuesday 25th June at 5pm. Renowned singer of her day who gave the Irish Ballad International recognition and ensured its everlasting appeal.
Well known songs of Delia include, If I Were a Blackbird, The Spinning Wheel and Three Lovely Lassies but she is known and loved for many more and had a repertoire of hundreds.
A commemoration of a family member – by her niece Carmen Cullen.

  • Music by Gerry Anderson – playing and talking you through Delia’s career, drawing on his knowledge of the singer as the first inspiration of his own development as a folk balladeer and traditional musician, and looking at her place in Irish music and the people she inspired as Ireland’s first lady of song
  • Song – Some of Delia’s much loved and remembered favourites such as The Spinning Wheel, If I were a Blackbird, sung by singer Máirin O’Donovan, accompanied by Gerry with a chance for the audience to join in!
  • Talk – The life and times of her famous aunt by Carmen Cullen, niece of Delia Murphy, followed by a dramatised reading from her own novel Tow Sisters Singing, inspired by a larger than life Delia. Carmen is a published poet and playwright and was awarded an M Phil in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin in February 2009.

The admission to this is free and is open to one and all and should prove to be an interesting evening of nostalgic entertainment.

Church Notes
Mass Daily Mass 9am this week except Wed when it is in Aughnasheelin
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday 16th for the Year Of Faith. You should try to go. A subsidised bus will travel.
Door Collectors – June: Sat 22nd / Sun 23rd John O’Connell, John Curran & David McBrien, Gerry McCartin
Altar Servers Group 4 – for Sun 23rd & Sat 29th June. – Aileen Flynn, Brid Murphy & Aoibhinn McGoldrick

Ballinamore P.P.S. Parents Association
The church gate collection will be next weekend 22nd/23rd June.

Lahard Children’s Summer Camp
Registration evening Thursday 20th June 6pm in the Community Centre, Tuesday 9th – trip to Forest Park. Wednesday 10th July soccer in complex, art, crafts, games, face painting etc in the Community Centre. Thursday 10th July – trip to Dublin Zoo. For more information contact leader of camp Pauline Moran 086 3777730.

"Lets get that imagination going"...

Dawns Art Camp in Ballinamore from Monday the 1st to Thursday the 4th of July. Junior Camp..1st, 2nd and 3rd class in the morning and Senior Camp 4th 5th and 6th class in the afternoon. For more information contact: Dawn @ 086-3115647.

The Chiropodist

Will attend in Templeport Resource Centre next Wednesday June 19th from 11am.

Thinking of a way to celebrate this Year of Faith?

Visit LOUGH DERG. Traditional Three Day Pilgrimage every day from now until Tuesday 13th August. Boats between 11am and 3pm daily. Public bus service and group organised pilgrimages available.
For further information contact Maureen in the Lough Derg Office.
Tel: 071 9861518 (from NI 028 686 32391)
email: info@loughderg.org online: www.loughderg.org


Ballinamore After School

We are coming to the end of another year and we have a limited number of places available for September 2013. We will be holding an open week between the10th June and the 14th June 2013 for booking new children into the service. Places are limited and we will be operating a waiting list. Our Service: We collect junior and senior infants from Ballinamore School. Homework supervision is included in each session. We have a wide range of art/craft activities and outdoor games when possible. We offer a sliding scale of fees as part of subvention agreed by government offices. Parent’s participating in an eligible FAS/VEC course are entitled to free childcare for the duration of your course. We also offer a breakfast club from 8 am and we drop your child to school. If you only wish to use the service occasionally you can register for our ‘drop in’ service. Please feel free to call in and meet staff and see what we have to offer. Deirdre Phyllis and Teresa

As part of Leitrim Development Company’s Rural Tourism Networking and Animation Programme

From June to December 2013, eight best practice tourism workshops and networking events will be held. The first of these is being held at the end of June and is suited to those with an existing tourism business / enterprise or those thinking of starting a tourism business / enterprise. The title of the event is ‘Developing your Tourism Business and Effective Networking’. Register your attendance with Karen on 071 91 65973 or karen@firstwestern.ie for either date as follows:
6.30pm – 9.00pm, Wednesday 26th June, 2013, Ard Nahoo Health Farm, Mullagh, Dromahair OR
6.30pm – 9.00pm, Thursday 27th June, 2013, Lough Rynn Castle Hotel, Mohill.

Athletic Club
General training finished for the summer on Thursday evening last. National Community Games qualifiers will be contacted regarding training arrangements in due time.

Fundraising Table Quiz
On Fri 24th May, the Mc Cartin SD held a fundraising table Quiz in Prior's Bar Ballinamore. The proceeds from the quiz went toward the schools forthcoming trip to the UK Championships which will be held in October. Thanks to all those who contributed to the quiz night in any way.. For photographs from the quiz check out the Mc Cartin SD website www.mccartinsd.wordpress.com or Facebook www.facebook.com/mccartinsd

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

Camino de Santiago
There are still some places left on Third Age’s trip on the Camino de Santiago which takes place on the first week of September. All proceeds will go to our Senior Help Line, a peer to peer listening service for older people. If you know anyone who would be interested in this opportunity, please contact Neil on nbruton@thirdageireland.ie or 0834260081 to receive more information or book a place.’

Dialogues through Literature - Readers Symposium - 27-29th June 2013 Ballinamore
An inspiring three-day programme of literary events with award winning authors. Registration now open
THURSDAY 27th JUNE 2013. Celebrating Culture: Words and Music in Concert
An evening with Eleanor Shanley and Friends. Doors Open 9pm. Tickets €10: Paddy Connaughton M : 087 684 6578
Friday 28th June & Saturday 29th June 2013. Literary Talks and Roundtable Events. 10.15-5pm daily. Registration: Caroline McCartin T: 071 964 5546
(There is no charge but Registration is strongly advised - registration closes 19th June).
Literature - a bridge across difference
An Litríocht - ag sárú difríochtaí
Hosted by Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s GAA Club, Leitrim.
Funded by IFI
Ruth Gonsalves Moore
Cultural Co-ordinator
'Dialogues Through Literature'
dialoguesthroughliterature@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/DialoguesthroughLiterature
T: (NI) 078 432 79807
Literature is dialogue, responsiveness. Literature might be described as the history of human responsiveness to what is alive and what is moribund as cultures evolve and interact with one another'. Susan Sontag

Assorted Fitness
Fitness classes with Michelle Fanning are starting back again on Monday the 17th and Thursday the 20th of June at 8pm in Ballinamore Hall. Also classes in Ballinamore GAA Gym on Tuesday the 18th at 11am and Wednesday the 19th at 6.30pm and 7.30pm. For further information contact Michelle on 087 939 0980

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