4th November 2013

Town Steering Group
Following on from a meeting of the Steering Group last night, we have decided to call a Public Meeting in The Commercial Hotel on Tuesday 12th Nov @ 8pm.  This allows time for the sub-committees, which were formed at the last Public Meeting, to gather information to feed back at Public Meeting. 
Everyone is welcome to attend this Public Meeting.
Ballinamore Angling and Tourism Association
The AGM of the Ballinamore Angling and Tourism Association takes place on Monday 11th of November at 9pm in the Commercial Hotel.  All people with a interest in Tourism are invited to attend.  


Results of bridge on Thursday 31st October are as follows;

1st Margaret Nellis and Peggy Logan
2nd Mary Flynn and Evelyn Smith
3rd Paddy Joyce and Kay Dolan

Bridge continues on the 14th of november at 7pm. all players welcome 
Seán O’Heslin’s GAA – Scéalta na Seachtaine
Cluichí don Deireadh Seachtaine – Lotto Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar an Luan seo caite. Lotto ar an Luan seo chugainn i Pat Joe’s. Pota Óir €6,400.

Joe Dalton
World renowned speaker and healer will present a talk and healing service at The Archangels Centre, Bailieborough (Back of SuperValu) on Wednesday 6th November at 8pm. Contact no 086 8404535
Monthly meeting of Women's Group
Will take place on Wednesday, November 6th at 8pm. (Please note earlier start). Remainder of money owed for trip to The Dogs will be collected. A speaker will attend. All members are asked to attend.

Gaelscoile for Ballinamore?
Meeting regarding setting up a Gaelscoil in Ballinamore is in Seán O’Heslin’s Clubhouse on this Thursday 7 November at 8.00pm. Fáilte roimh gach duine.

Ballinamore Badminton Club
Training schedule for November and December Badminton resumes Tuesday 5th November. in the Sports Complex. Parents must be available to supervise. Primary Schools………2nd & 3rd Classes………Tuesday….7 - 8pm. ……….4th, 5th&6th..Classes……..Tuesday ….8 - 9pm. Post Primary Schools….1st & 2 Years………Thursday…..7 – ….3th, 4th, 5th Years…..Thursday…... 8- 9pm.

Athletic Club
Training from Tuesday night next will be from 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings until March. A number of our members are in action today (Sunday) in the Connacht Uneven Ages Cross Country Championships in Moore near Ballinasloe.

Ballinamore Whist Drive
To be held in the community centre on Thursday 7th November at an earlier time of 8.30 pm. All welcome.

Ballinamore Area Senior Citizens Committee
An important meeting of the above committee takes place next Monday night 11th November at 9pm in Trathnona Community centre to distribute tickets and make final arrangements for the forthcoming Christmas party on Dec 8th.

Ballinamore Darts
After 2 rounds of the Francis McGirl memorial cup competition sponcered by the Aughnasheelin Gun Club, the Points are as follows:
1. McGirls 16
2. Standing Stone 11
3. Quinns 11
4. Shortts (b) 10
5. Ossies 10
6. Jackies 9
7. Poor Scholar 3
8. Shortts (a) 3

Keep Sunday evening 8th December 8pm free for the Sweet Spirit Gospel Show in St. Georges Carrick-On-Shannon. Enquiries to St. Georges @ 071-9621757 or 086-1723178. Proceeds from this show will go to the Alzheimer’s Unit St Patricks Hospital Carrick & the Sligo/Leitrim Special Olympics Fund.
Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre

The Irish poet and fiction writer John F. Deane will give a talk in the Pastoral Centre on the theme "A personal response to the person of Jesus, explored through the heart and imagination" on Tuesday 5th November 2013 at 7:45pm.  John F. Deane was born on Achill Island in 1943;  he founded Poetry Ireland - the National Poetry Society - and The Poetry Ireland Review in 1979; he has published several collections of poetry and some fiction; he has won the O’Shaughnessy Award for Irish Poetry, the Marten Toonder Award for Literature and poetry prizes from Italy and Romania. He was elected Secretary-General of the European Academy of Poetry in 1996.  He recently undertook a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and his sequence of poems reflecting on the experience has been published under the title "Blessed and Broken".  All are welcome to attend this event.  The subscription on the evening will be €5.  Further details available from the Pastoral Centre Tel: (049) 4375004, Email: pastoralcentre@kilmorediocese.ie

Ballinamore Drama Festival

The much looked forward to Ballinamore Drama Festival 2014 has been fixed for March 7-16th. Every year the festival brings
top quality groups to the town. The committee seem to be able to select plays to Ballinamore that go forward to the All Ireland Drama festival and take the top prize.
So put these dates in your diary. The Chairman of the Festival for 2014 is Camillus Martin and we are always delighted to see new faces to help during that week.

Ballinamore Womens Group

A trip to the dogs in Mullingar takes place on Nov 9th. Full cost is 50e. Booking is essential. A deposit of 20e must be paid by 27th of Oct. To book contact 0719644785 or Mary Byrne.

New RAINBOWS Programme for 2013/14

Breffni Family Resource Centre is pleased to be in a position to offer the Rainbows Programme for children who are grieving a death, separation or other painful transition in their family.   RAINBOWS helps by providing a safe setting in which children and young people can share their feelings, emotions and struggles with others who have similar experiences. They are supported in this process by trained facilitators.   Rainbows is commencing a FREE 12 week programme at Breffni FRC from Monday , 4 th November 2013 .   There will be two groups as follows:
                       6 to 8 year olds                 7.30pm to 8.30pm
                       9 to 11 year olds               7.30pm to 8.30pm
  Please contact us for an application form by calling: 071-9622566 or by email: info@breffnifrc.com

Basic Life Support Training

Basic Life Support Training takes place at Breffni Family Resource Centre on Thursday 21st November from 7pm-10pm at a cost of €10 per person.   The main topics covered are CPR, AED, Treatment of Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO), Choking, Strokes, Heart Attacks, Respirator Distress and Treatment of Asthma. At the end of this course each successful participant will receive a Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate.   For more information or registration call us on 071 9622566 or email: info@breffnifrc.com. Strokes, Heart Attacks, Respirator Distress and Treatment of Asthma. At the end of this course each successful participant will receive a Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate. For more information or registration call us on 071 9622566 or email: info@breffnifrc.com .
Breffni Community Development Co. Ltd.
Family Resource Centre
Breffni Crescent
Carrick on Shannon
Co. Leitrim

Tel 071 9622566 / 9622567
Fax 071 9622106
Website: www.breffnifrc.com

Tourism Training Workshop

Developing bundled experiences for visitors. As part of Leitrim Development Company’s Rural Tourism Networking and Animation Programme, a networking and packaging workshop to support businesses and communities to work together to create bundled tourism offerings will be held from 7pm – 9.30pm, Wednesday 20th November, The Boardroom, Leitrim Development Company, Church St., Drumshanbo. For further information or to register your attendance contact Fiona on 071 91 65973 or fiona@firstwestern.ie

Ballinamore Writers Group
Now meeting in the Standing Stone every Thursday evening at 8.00pm.New Members always welcome. Tel 0877696514

Ecumenical Memorial Service
You are invited to attend an Ecumenical Memorial Service, to remember all who died in Bawnboy workhouse and those who are buried in the workhouse graveyard.  Bawnboy Workhouse served areas in counties Cavan, Leitrim and Fermanagh. The service is being held in St. Mogue’s Church Bawnboy at 8 o’clock on Friday evening the 8th of November 2013. This November is the 160th anniversary of the admission of the first inmates to Bawnboy Workhouse. Let us come together to remember and honour our relations, neighbours and ancestors. All are welcome. 

Rassaun Craft Group
Invite you to a charity sale in 98 hall Ballinamuck, on Sunday 10th November from 10.30am-4pm. All proceeds in aid of multiple sclerosis and stop suicide.
Lots of amazing handmade goods at great prices,inc handbags, jewellery, Xmas decorations etc. you'll be guaranteed to get that something special, for that someone special. Everyone welcome, find us on Facebook.


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