3rd February 2014


Enterprise Centre, Willowfield Road, Ballinamore.

10 Two Hours Classes

Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:30. Commencing date subject to numbers.

To Book just ring Grainne on Tue or wed between 10 and 2

(071) 9644881 Or email: ballinamoreenterprisecentre@gmail.com

The Chiropodist will attend Templeport Resource Centre on next Wed 5th February
at 11am.

Club Lotto
Numbers Drawn 73162054
Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar an Luan seo caite.
Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an Luan:
€40: Paddy Doherty Church Street.
Sponsored Bottle of whiskey: Padraig Seosamh Mac Lochlainn.
€40 an duine; Gerald Burns Clenaghoo
Muireann, Niamh, Dearbhla, Nic
Daragh Evans, Ballinagarrigy,
Michelle Fleming Kilclare
Luan Seo chugainn McGirls. Pota Oir €6,950

Introduction to Gardening with Fergal Meehan at Ballinamore VEC. Four week course beginning Thursday 6th March 7-9pm €50 To enrol contact Jenny on
(071) 9644136 or jcooney@ballinamorecs.ie before Thursday 13th February.

Dates for your diary

'Things are looking up'

This is the title of one of the songs from the Musical Society's current production 'Crazy for You' which will be staged in Ballinamore Community Centre starting on February 22nd next. Now that the country is on the move again and 'things are looking up' we can look forward to a hugely entertaining show.

For family and friends living away from Ballinamore the following are the dates for this year’s show ‘Crazy for You’ Sat 22nd, Sun 23rd Wed 26th Thurs 27th Fri 28th Feb and Sat 1st March. It promises to be a super night’s entertainment, packed full of comedy, song and dance. Don’t miss it!

An invitation to our next opening at the Solas Art Gallery in Ballinamore. It's a twin solo exhibition 'Works in Colour - Picking  up the Pieces' by Anja Nohlen and 'Sea Change' by John Gunning. The exhibitions open at 7.30pm next Friday (Feb 7th) and as usual refreshments will be served. Hope you can make it along but if not you can call in to see it before these exhibitions close on March 8th.

Please note lunch is booked at Slieve Russell Hotel for 2pm on Tuesday 11
th February. The next meeting is Thursday 13th February 3pm in Trathnona.

Results from last Friday night the 31
st in the Francis McGirl Memorial Cup were: McGirl’s (3) Ossie’s (6) Jackie’s (3) Quinn’s (6) Standing Stone (7) Poor Scholar (2) Shortt’s (B) had a bye (9).
Table to date is:
McGirl’s (75) pts
Ossie’s (70) pts
Quinn’s Bar (66) pts
Standing Stone (59) pts
Shortt’s (B) (57) pts
Jackie’s (56) pts
Poor Scholar (49) pts
Only two games left to play before semi-finals, it’s going to be very interesting to see who will finish in the first four. Next games to be played on Friday night the 14th of February.

St Brigid’s Conference Ballinamore would like to thank each and everyone who contributed so generously to our Annual Christmas Church Gate Collection. We thank the people of Corraleehan, Aughawillan, Drumreilly, Aughnasheelin, Fenagh and Ballinamore and all who helped out in whatever way. The total monies collected were €6386.
We thank Philomena Earley and the students of Fatima School who raised €310 and to Anne Marie Madden and her students who brought in food to the value of approx €300. We are grateful to the teacher’s and students for their generous initiative, Thank You.
We thank the staff of SuperValue and Tesco Ballinamore who collected and supplied SVDP with clothes, food and toys. We also thank you for allowing us to have a collection outside your stores and again thanks to the public who gave a combined total of €1342. We wish SuperValu and Tesco continued success in 2014.
Finally to the people who gave donations, clothes and household items for distribution we say thank you for your generosity.
People’s generosity this year was fantastic and it helped to make Christmas very special for almost 100 homes in our community. We thank all of you who supported us in any way throughout the year. If you have a concern and would like to talk to us, do not hesitate to call S.V.D.P. confidential mobile number is 087 9360562

The Senior Citizens of the area enjoyed their Annual Christmas Party on December 8th 2013. The committee would like to thank all who contributed so generously to make the party such a successful event – St Vincent de Paul, Ballinamore Credit Union, Dr Sean Bourke, Valspar Ireland, M.R.B.I. Marketing Research, Leitrim Development Co Ireland, Sean O’Heslin’s G.A.A., SuperValu, Martin’s Coaches, Tesco Stores, Ceannabo Confectionery, McDevitt’s Pharmacy, Osman Costello c/o Lawrence’s, 13 Rosóg, 15 Rosóg, Smith’s Monumentals, Cara Pharmacy, Lyric, Frank & Ita Flynn, Terry Shortt, Dermot & June Cribbin, Smyth’s Siopa ól, John Smith Cavan Wholesale, Whitney sisters, Sister of Mercy, Lily McGovern, Vincie and Anna Gallogly, Mick Prior, Margaret McKiernan, Herbie Cosgrove, Ben & Gail Quinn, Willie McWeeney, Jim Dalton, K & M Cleaners, Kathleen Keaney, Mary McGovern, Tommy & Carmel Meehan, Alfie Banks c/o Mary & Joey Smith, Brigid Reynolds, Sonny Murphy, Eddie Wrynn, Maxwell Stores, Mulvey’s taxis, Trish Dunleavy & Frank Cadan, Philip Murphy, Thomas McHugh butchers, Allure Hair & Beauty Salon, Margaret Wrynn Hair Affair, Alice McHugh, John & Winnie McNamee, Scollans Butchers, Pretty Woman Salon, AnnaMae & Charlie Kelly, Martins Post Office, Ester Greenan, Brian & Teresa Kennedy, David McBrien butchers, Francis & Margaret Duignan drapers, O’Rourke Office Supplies, Paul & Bernie McLoughlin, Mary & Oliver Plunkett, Noreen Flynn hairdresser, Molly & Nora Prior, Nan McGovern, Tommy & Mary Cassidy, McGovern sisters, Sean & Kathleen Creamer, Gordon Hughes, Kathleen & Mary Bohan, Molly Creamer, Gabriel Owens, Pyramid Bookies. The committee extends a sincere word of thanks to Shane & Karen McNulty and the staff of the Standing Stone Hotel. A special thank you also to all the volunteers who helped so much on the day to make this occasion so special for the senior citizens, not forgetting the musicians and singers who provided such wonderful entertainment. We also wish to thank the editor of the Leitrim Observer and photographer Willie Donnellan for their help and co-operation during the year. Wishing you all good health and happiness in 2014.

We are taking this last opportunity to thank all involved in the success of the Christmas Lights 2013. As this is a growing annual event we will need continuous community support, so new volunteers are always welcome. The committee and Credit Union are still excepting donation for next year display. A list of sponsors will be published in the Library and Super Value by the 15th February. The display can only get bigger and better yearly with everyone help. For more information contact Dawn 086 3115647. Thank you.


Church Street, Ballinamore, Sunday Service at 12.15pm every Sunday except on the 4th Sunday which is held in Drumreilly Church, Drumreilly.

The monthly Whist Drive will be held in the Community Centre on Thursday February 6th at 8.30pm. All welcome.


Season Tickets are now on sale in Murphy’s, Smyth’s & Lá Nua at the amazing value of €50 for 10 nights of great drama. Full programme available on the ballinamore.ie


Results for bridge on 30th January 2014 are as follows; 1st Mary mcTiernan and Mary Flynn 2nd Evelyn Smith and Marian Quinn 3rd Bernie Flynn and Monica Sharpley 4th Paddy Joyce and Kay Dolan No bridge Feb 6th, but resumes the 13th, all players welcome.


Staging The Real Mccoy. New comedy by Tommy Moran February 13,14,15 and 16th in Aughawillan hall. Curtain 8.30pm sharp.


Meeting in Smyths Siopa Ol on Monday 10th of January at 9pm
This meeting will organise a schedule of events the area will participate at County Community Games.
Events include Athletics, Art, Team Sports from Gaelic Football, Badminton, Dance etc.
For a full list see http://www.communitygames.ie/activities.html
If you have a child interested in participating please come to this meeting to ensure the area enters in these events.

The monthly prayer vigil will be taking place in the Convent of Mercy, Mohill, this Friday 7th February. It will commence with the Holy Rosary at 8pm followed by Mass at 8.30pm. Confession will also be available. Everyone welcome, new comers especially welcome

Table Quiz
in aid of the Children in Nepal in Murtagh’s Elevation Bar, Carrick on Shannon on Thursday 6th February 2014 at 8pm - Tables of 4 - €40


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