30th September 2013

Darts
The AGM of the Ballinamore Dart League will be held next Monday night the 7th of October in McGirl’s Bar, starting time 10pm. All pubs wishing to take part in this year’s league please have a representative at the meeting.


Decade of Centenaries Lecture in Ballinamore Library 1912 – 1922
The most interesting decade in Irish history: World War 1, Women Suffragettes, Ulster Covenant, Easter Rising, General Strikes, Proclamation of Independence – this decade had it all. Each year brought with it events that changed every aspect of life in Ireland – socially, economically, politically and demographically. As part of the Decade of Centenaries project, County Leitrim Peace III Partnership presents a series of talks on this struggle for identity in Ireland. The series will have five talks delivered by five distinguished speakers in different venues around the County on consecutive Wednesdays in September and October, starting on 25th September. The talks will focus on different aspects of the Decade and promise to give an original look at a fascinating era. On Wednesday 2nd October at 8pm John Dorney, author of “Slaves or Freedom? Sean McDermott, the IRB and the psychology of the “Easter Rising” will deliver a lecture The Vision of Sean Mac Diarmada – Path to Nationhood or Partition? In Ballinamore Library. Admission is free and all are welcome.


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.


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


Ballinamore Area Senior Citizens Mass
The annual Senior Citizens mass takes place next Thursday night October 3rd at 8pm in Trathnona Community Centre. Refreshments will be served after the mass followed by music and dancing. All are welcome and please bring a friend.


Ballinamore Women’s Group
The monthly meeting of the women's group takes place on Wednesday 2nd of Oct at 8.30 in Tráthnóna. A member of an Garda siochana will give a talk on the text alert system. All members are asked to attend


Hospice Coffee Morning
A huge ‘Thank You’ to all those who contributed to Hospice Coffee Moring which raised €1,155.00. A special word of thanks to those who baked and helped out on the day, all of which was greatly appreciated. Brid McGourty.


Ballinamore Monthly Whist Drive
The monthly whist drive will be held in the Community Centre on Thursday October 3rd at 9pm. All welcome.


Athletic Club
Training resumes after the summer break on Tuesday next at 7.00 p.m. It will take place at the Sports Hall and St Felim's Grounds each Tuesday and Thursday from 7 00 to 8 00 p.m. until Halloween and an hour earlier after that. In addition to fitness training there will be preparation for competitions.New members welcome.


Church Gate Collection
Ballinamore Area Senior Citizens church gate collection takes place next weekend, October 5th/6h. The proceeds of this collection go towards the annual Senior Citizens Christmas party in December. Please give generously


Ballinamore Community School Parents Association AGM
Tuesday 1st October @ 8.30 pm in the Vocational School
Chairperson: Mary McWeeney Secretary: Kathleen Kearns Treasurer: Paddy McGourty. The Parents Association is part of the school community and is the formal link between the teachers and parents. All parents are part of the Parents Association, and are expected to attend this meeting.


Seán O’Heslin’s GAA
Scéalta na Seachtaine Irish Comhrá in Library Comhrá 24/7 will attempt to set a world record for the longest continuous conversation in Irish ever by linking a series of Irish-language conversation circles from around the world throughout next week. Beidh fáilte roimh óg agus aosta. Lotto ar an Luan seo chugainn sa Heritage. Pota Óir €6,150.


Job Seeking Skills Course
County Leitrim Job Club will be running a job seeking skills course in Ballinamore Enterprise Centre commencing on Monday 14th October 2013 and running for four weeks. The course covers all aspects of job seeking (including basic computer skills) and runs 10am to 1pm, Mon-Friday. An attendance allowance is available to participants on this programme. If you would like to reserve a place or require any further information, please contact Martina or Mary at Leitrim Development Company 071 9641770 / 086 0306565 or email leitrimjobclub@ldco.ie. (Please note you must be in receipt of a social protection payment to be eligible for this course)


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


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


The Plantation of County Leitrim 1585 – 1670
A Lecture by Dr Gerard Mac Atasney titled ‘The Plantation of County Leitrim 1585 – 1670’ will take place in Ballinamore Library on Friday October 4th at 7pm. Copies of Dr Mac Atasney’s new book of the same title will also be on sale. Admission free and everyone welcome.


Ballinamore Bridge Club Bridge
Results from Thursday 26th of September are as follows; 1.Mary Flynn & Mary McTiernan 2.Carrie Maroney & Maureen dolphin 3.Margaret Nellis & Bernie Flynn Bridge resumes on Thursday the 10 of Oct at 7pm. All players welcome


2nd Annual Annaduff 5k Run, Walk, Jog, Push
Will take place Sunday 6th of October 2013. Starting at 12.15 pm. Location - Annaduff National School. Registration from 11.30am on the day, also online at www.runireland.ie. Entry fee is €10 per adult, children go free.. Event is organised by Annaduff school parents association with all proceeds going to Annaduff national school. Your participation would be welcomed and appreciated.

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

Lakelands and Inland Waterways World Angling Pairs Championship 2013 the recent winners
They say that lighting doesn’t strike twice, but talented Irish anglers Phillip ‘Jacko’ Jackson and Cathal Hughes proved that wrong and walked off with the €16,000 winner’s cheque and Irish crystal vases. Defending their 2012 title, the lads from either side of the border came together again to defeat a stronger field in this, the second year of the event. With a massive 185,280kg over the 5 days fishing, they comfortably held off second places Steve and Phil Ringer

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!!!
Kilmore Diocesan

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.


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.


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.

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