23rd September 2013

Irish Kidney Association
The annual church gate collection in aid of the Irish Kidney Association will take place on Sat the 28th and Sun 29th of Sept next. Your support would be very much appreciated. Thank you.


Ballinamore Writers' GroupM

Meeting Sunday evenings at 7.00pm in the Standing Stone. New members' welcome!


Blazers Basketball Club

Are holding their AGM on Monday the 23rd of September at 9.10pm in Smiths Pub.  All parents of players, coaches and committee members are requested to attend.  If anybody would like coaching experience or volunteering work we would love your help.


Ballinamore Family Festival Annual Meeting

Will take place on Tuesday 1st October in Smyths Siopa Ol at 8pm. All new ideas welcome from business & non business people. Please come along and support.


1st Leitrim (Ballinamore) AGM 1st Leitrim (Ballinamore) Branch of Scouting Ireland

AGM will be held on Thursday 26th September at 9.30pm in the Community Centre, Ballinamore.Enrolment in Beavers/Cubs/Scouts & Ventures followed by AGM. Parent/s required to attend to enrol child/children.

Kilmore Diocesan PTAA 

Are hosting a CELEBRATION EVENING in Hotel Kilmore on Sunday 6th October 2013, commencing with MAss at 3.00pm, follwed by Dinner and Music by Country Style. Tickets are €20 and are available from your local member of the Pioneers.

Ballinamore Drama Festival AGM

Will be held on Thursday 26th September at 9 pm in The Standing Stone Hotel.  All members are requested to attend and anyone who has an interest in Drama and the running of this prestigious annual event are also invited to attend.  2014 will be the 33rd year. Our Drama Festival is well known throughout the entire country and we have built up a friendship with many groups who look forward to returning to Ballinamore year after year.     
Ballinamore Bridge Club
1st: Peggy Logan & Margaret Nellis / 2nd: Bernie Flynn & Monica Sharpley / 3rd: Seán Creamer & Marian Burns. Bridge continues on Thursday, September 26th at 7pm. All players are most welcome. Please support your local club. 


Seán O’Heslin’s GAA – Scéalta na Seachtaine
Lotto - Lotto ar an Luan seo chugainn sa Commercial. Pota Óir €6,100.

RehabCare Ballinamore
Are having an Open Day on Monday the 30th of September between 11-1pm. We will be providing information about our service and the programme’s /activities we facilitate. Our drama group will be performing the comedy play “ The Big Day Out” at 12pm and refreshments will be provided. All welcome.


Ballinamore Afterschool

Ballinamore afterschool will provide hour  HIP HOP dance workshops for 8 weeks over the Autumn Winter semester . These workshops are available to all that attend afterschool . Future workshops currently in planning for 2014 are computer skills and art . You can avail of afterschool for as little as € 4.50 per day if you qualify for subvention . We also offer a drop in service and short time care between school closures . To avail of any of these reduced rates you must have booked into our service by Friday 27th September 2013. Enquires please contact 0719644904. 


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 Sat 5th Oct 2013From 11am to 4pm only. For further information ring Lily O’Brien on 071 9644043

Accord Centre Cavan

Getting married in 2014 or 2015? To book your pre-marriage course, please contact the Accord office for your application form. Book early to avoid disappointment. ACCORD offers Marriage and Relationship Counselling in Strict Confidence. To book your Pre-Marriage Course or speak with one of our Counsellors, contact Anne or Grainne on 049-4375004, or cavanaccord@eircom.net


Athletic Club

In preparation for the commencement of training on Tuesday October 1st at 7.00 p.m. there will be a meeting of interested parents in Ballinamore Sports Hall on Thursday night next, September 26th, at 8.00 p.m. All are invited. The Leitrim Primary Schools Cross Country Championships and Walks will be held in Leitrim Gaels Community Grounds on Friday next at 10.45 p.m.

Bus To Carrick
The new Leitrim Development Company Rural Lift bus to Carrick on Shannon will commence on Tuesday next (September 24th) leaving Ballinamore (beside AIB) at 8.00 a.m. and at 5.50 p.m.It will leave Carrick at 9 35 a.m. and 7.25 p.m. and will connect with Dublin bound trains.

Ballinamore Agricultural Show Society
to Each Member – A meeting of the Show Society will be held in Smyth’s Siopa Ol on Friday 27th September at 9pm. The main item on the agenda is a review of Show Day 2013.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING
There will be a meeting of the parish pastoral council on Tuesday 24th September in the Community Centre Ballinamore at 8:30pm sharp. As this will be first meeting with Fr. Sean we would ask all members to Please attend, agenda for meeting is being posted out to members ,

Upcoming Autumn Monastic Experience Weekend 

At St. Mary's Abbey, Glencairn from 25 to 27 October, 2013.
The event is open to women who are discerning God's call in their
lives and who would like to discover more about monastic life.
Cistercian nuns seek God and follow Christ in a monastic life of prayer and work, silence and simplicity and community life. We are a vibrant, growing community of 34 sisters. Currently, there are 2500 Cistercian monks and 1800 Cistercian nuns worldwide. Visit our website www.glencairnabbey.org which we regularly update to provide news, information and insights about our Cistercian way of life.

The Priory Institute

Bringing theology home! -  If you wish to study theology by distance learning, please register right away to secure your place on the programme. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept applications after the application deadline (23 September 2013). Remember, we are here for you if you have any queries about our programmes.Phone:   (01) 404 8124. eMail:     enquiries@prioryinstitute.com Web:      www.prioryinstitute.ie We hope you can join us on this exciting journey of studying theology by distance learning.

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
The Community of  Aughnasheelin was in shock on Saturday evening at the sudden death of Owen Collins due to accident.  Owen has lived in the Miskawn Aughnasheelin are for a number of years and his skilful work with his machine was admired by many. Our thoughts and sympathy are with his wife Jenny and family. Owens remains are reposing at St Patricks hospital chapel Carrick on Shannon on Thursday evening 19th Sept from 6pm to 8pm. May he rest in peace. 


Tanagh is running a Family Fun Day

As part of World Positive Mental Health Week. Keep Saturday the 5th of October free. Cost: €5 per person. The activities will run from 1-4pm.
This event is specifically designed for families.
Young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult family member.
A Family member can participate in one session only.
Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
There is a charge of €5 per person
Pre Booking in advance is essential. :)


Flog It @ Mulvey Centre Indoor Market for Simon Community
On Sun 6th Oct as part of Simon Week the North West Simon Community are holding a sale of bric a brac and collectables at the Mulvey Centre Indoor Market , Carrick-on-Shannon from 10 to 5. We are looking for bric a brac, costume jewellery, ornaments, bags, hats & fascinators, anything you wish to get rid of and good as new to sell on this day. Please drop any items you wish to donate to the North West Simon office between now and Sat 5th Oct and help raise money for a worthy cause. The North West Simon office is located beside Eden Flowers on Park Lane, Carrick-on-Shannon and the phone number there is 071 9616200.


Book Launch
Ballinamore library and Susie Minto invite you to the launch of “Leitrim Folk Tales” written by Leitrim based storyteller and writer Susie Minto. The launch will take place in Ballinamore Library at 3pm on Saturday 28th September. Copies will be available to buy on the day, priced at €12.99 or by contacting Susie at 087 9961031 or susiestories@gmail.com. Admission to this event is free with refreshments served.


John Curry Photograph Exhibition
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 here. Throughout his time in Ballinamore John took numerous photographs, got them developed and then gave them as a keepsake to the people concerned. A number of months ago Ballinamore Library staff issued a plea to collect some of these photographs, while the response was slow, a number of families did come forward and brought their photographs. An Exhibition of these are now available at Ballinamore Library, so why not pop in and see them for yourself. Opening hours: - Mon, Wed, Fri 10.00 – 5.30; Tues & Thur 10.00 – 8.00; Sat 10.00 – 5.00 with lunch closing daily 1.30 – 2.30.


Bawnboy Heritage

Have you stories or information on Bawnboy Workhouse...The Dance Hall, Cinema, Schools, Bakery, Dispensary, Shop, Church & Residents who lived there & the Graveyard. If so please contact us on bawnboyheritage@gmail.com or 087 4115718 / 087 4197667 – We would love to hear from you.

The 10th Annual Gallant 15km Challenge in Aid of St Christopher's Hospice Cavan

Takes place Saturday 26th October 2013. Main sponsor is MacManus Pharmacies Cavan. People can either walk, run or cycle the 15km from Cavan to Cornafean or choose the smaller course of Ballinagh to Cornafean. Over the previous nine years the Challenge has been an outstanding success raising 262,000 euro for this wonderful cause.

Sponsorship cards are available from St Christopher's Hospice 049-4332999, Ciaran Weir 086-0753309 or William Hughes on 086-3584700.
 
The Country Dance of the Year
Featuring Patrick Feeney, Busy Fingers, Nite Fever, Anthony McBrien, The Davitt Showband, Andreas Durkin, Gary Gamble, Christy and Mono, Matt Leavy, Trevor Moyles plus a legendary special guest on the night takes place in the Breffni Arms Hotel in Arvagh County Cavan on Monday 14th October 2013 in aid of St Christopher's Hospice Cavan.  Master of Ceremonies on the night is Mr Brendan Farrell from Shannonside Northern Sound. For details or tickets please contact 086-0753309.  This is a night not to be missed so get your tickets because you will not be disappointed!!!

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