3rd March 2014

DARTS

The first semi-final of the Francis’s McGirl Memorial Cup Competition was played last Friday night, there was a good crowd to watch what was expected to be a very close match between last year’s winners McGirl’s and Jackie’s, it was close in the early stages but McGirl’s ran out winners on a score line of (5) games to (2). Thanks to Terry Shortt and staff for refreshments and for sponsorship of the raffle, thanks to everyone for supporting the raffle, thanks to Jim Holahan and Connor Scollan for marking the games. The second semi final will be played next Friday night the 7th of March between Ossie’s and Quinn’s Bar in McGirl’s, starting time 10.30pm.

 

BRIDGE RESULTS FOR 20TH / 27TH FEBRUARY

1st Marian Quinn & Evelyn Smith

2nd Paddy Joyce & Kay Dolan

3rd Monica Sharpley & Bernie Flynn
4th Peggy Logan & Mary Flynn

27th February results
1st Monica Sharpley & Bernie Flynn

2nd Mary Flynn & Mary McTiernan
3rd Evelyn Smith & Marian Quinn
4th Peggy Logan & Margaret Nellis

 

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

ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

The time has come again to show our Irish Colours.... The St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on Monday the 17th in Ballinamore. I would like to invite all of you to join us in the celebrations. Businesses, groups and individuals are all welcome. There will be prizes of all kinds for the different categories including "Best Overall, Best on Foot, Best Float and many more and the theme this year is "Over the Rainbow" .... So get your thinking caps on. Any new ideas and volunteers would be greatly appreciated. Remember there will also be a prize for Best Dressed Spectator on the day and Best Looking window display. The local Scouts will set up camp at the Court House with fun and games. There will be refreshments for all the children and a few more SURPRISES. Watch out in next weeks notes for more information. Any inquires please contact Dawn @ 086-3115647

 

BALLINAMORE DRAMA FESTIVAL
The Drama festival starts in Ballinamore on March 7 to March 16. Opening night starts with John B Keane’s play ‘Moll’. Followed Saturday night with ‘The Hen Night Epiphany’. Two comedy nights on the trot. Come along and enjoy the plays, a cup of tea and chat. Concessions for OAP’s and Students. See Observer for full list of plays or posters in shops and Library. Reminder there is no booking in advance for the Carrigallen play ‘The Devil’s Ceili’ so make sure you are there early, particularly the season ticket holders. Thanking you for your support.

CEANNABO CEOL SESSIONS

 Our next monthly music youth session will take place on Friday 7th March in the Standing Stone Hotel from 8-9.30pm. Numbers are growing each month and we hope to see some new faces next week. Following on the youth session, we hope to have a senior session so all welcome next Friday. See you there!

8K RUN/WALK

Annalee AC, Templeport 8k Run/Walk - 8k run/walk organised for Saturday 15th March at 12 noon. Register at the Templeport GAA field on the day or in advance at precisiontiming.net. Special rates for juveniles and families apply. Proceeds towards improvements to the track and purchase of training equipment. Event is AAI approved and chip timed. For further details contact Paul on 087 3150729.

BALLINAMORE WOMEN’S GROUP

Monthly meeting of Ballinamore Women's Group takes place in Trathnona on Wednesday 5th March at 8pm. All members are asked to attend. New members most welcome.

FREE SPECIALISED EYE SCREENING IN BALLINAMORE
I would be very grateful if you could advise your readers that I will be carrying out a special screening for Age Related Macular Degeneration, an eye disease that can lead to blindness if left undetected. All people over 50 years old should have this special screening done if they have ;
A family history of ARMD,
high blood pressure or cholesterol, diabetes, experience any change in vision, Or if they are smokers.
This screening will be FREE and is strictly by appointment.
Screening will take place in my Ballinamore Eye clinic on Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th March.
My clinic is located on 2nd floor of Dr Sean Bourkes surgery Ballinamore.
Phone Eilis Dolan (Optometrist) on 0719169090 to make your appointment.

BALLINAMORE CHILDCARE “Donate and Buy” FUNDRAISER
Start packing up those unused, lightly worn clothes accessories and footwear and donate them to Ballinamore Childcare for our “Donate and Buy Fundraiser”. Then, come by during the event to
purchase some great new fashions for yourself and your family at super discounted prices while helping to fund childcare and afterschool programs in Ballinamore. Details on drop off locations and event date to follow. So start clearing out those closets now!

FREE COMPUTER CLASSES

Basic Computer Classes starting soon in Ballinamore Library. Course is funded by FÁS and FÁS eligibility applies.  For more information or to Register your interest please contact Aidan on 071-9158700Limited number of places available.

Life in the Spirit Seminars

Will take place each Thursday night @ 8:30pm in St Brigid’s School Drumcong commencing on Thursday February 27th, The talk will be preceded by Mass at 8pm in St Brigid’s Church.  Speakers include Fr John Gannon. Three young men from Cenacolcin Knock, Neil Slattery, Consoline Guckian, Kevin Dolan, John Delaney and Miriam Mc Gee. All are welcome the theme is “THE PROMISE IS FOR YOU”

BREFFNI COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LTD.
Composting Workshop
This workshop takes place on Saturday 8th March from 2pm – 4pm.  This workshop is suitable for anyone using our composting site or if they wish to start their own composting system at home.  There is no cost for this workshop.  For booking and registration you can call us on 071 9622566 or email: info@breffnifrc.com.
Flower Arranging Workshop
Flower Arranging Workshop is open to all ages.  Materials will be provided.  Make an ideal display ready for Mother’s Day on Sunday, 30th March.  It takes place on Saturday 29th March from 11am – 1pm at a cost of €10 per person.  For booking and registration you can 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
info@breffnifrc.com

4 LOCKS CYCLING CLUB
The 4 Locks Club is now in its second year. Many of its members have become proficient cyclists and enjoy a spin every Sunday morning. The club is conscious that there are people who would like to join the club but feel we go too far for them. With this in mind the club is starting a shorter Sunday spin for beginners. The beginners section will meet at the same time and place on a Sunday morning. This is at 9. a.m. outside the Courthouse, Ballinamore. This regime will start on Sunday March 2nd. All beginners will be very welcome. All you need is a bike in good working condition and a helmet. We look forward to meeting you Sunday morning ( beginning 2 March) at 9 am outside the Courthouse, Ballinamore!

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION’S TECHNOLOGY COURSE

scheduled to run full time for 20 weeks commencing end of March to Mid-August  (subject to numbers) in Ballinamore Development Co's Enterprise Centre willow field road 071-9644881

This fulltime programme has been designed to enable learners to develop their Ict ,communication, numeracy, and job seeking skills to gain a national qualification at level 3 on the national framework of qualification. For further information and eligibility criteria please contact your local Introe office or Solas Sligo at 071-9159595

 

EVENTS TO PUT IN YOUR DIARY THIS YEAR IN BALLINAMORE

BALLINAMORE DRAMA FESTIVAL Fri 7TH to Sun 16TH MAR

Facebook: Ballinamore Drama Festival Tel: Maureen (086) 1547788

 

ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE Monday 17TH MARCH

Tel: Dawn (086) 3115647

 

EASTER SPRAOI Easter Weekend

WEEKEND FESTIVAL SAT 19TH to MON 21ST APR

Facebook: Ballinamore Easter SproaiTel: Allison (086) 1604286

 

BALLINAMORE KAYAK – RUN EASTER SUNDAY

(RUN- KAYAK- CYCLE) TRIATHLON SUNDAY APRIL 20TH

Facebook: Waterways Ireland Ballinamore Kayak run Tel: Conor (086) 1706271

 

BALLINAMORE ANGLING FESTIVAL MON 5Th to FRI 9TH MAY

www.ballinamore.ie Tel: Helen 0044-7711607200

 

SOUTH LEITRIM/WEST CAVAN June Bank Holiday

VINTAGE DAY, ST FELIMS COLLEGE SUNDAY 1st JUNE

Facebook:South Leitrim West Cavan Vintage Tractor Club

Tel: Damien (087) 9806974

 

PHILFEST (MUSIC FEST.) Fri 27TH to Sun 29TH JUNE

DRUMCOURA CITY, BALLINAMORE Tel: Simon 086 8720747

www.philfest-ireland.com

 

BALLINAMORE AUGUST SUN 10TH TO SUN AUG 17TH

FAMILY FESTIVAL Tel: Ross (087) 7676820

Facebook: Ballinamore Festival News Updates

 

BALLINAMORE AGRICULTURAL SHOW TUES 12th AUGUST Tel: Brendan (087) 7797455

 

WESTERN HORSE RIDING & COUNTRY SAT 6th SEPTEMBER

MUSIC FESTIVAL, DRUMCOURA CITY Tel: Simon (086) 8720747

 

ANGLING - WORLD PAIRS MON 8th to FRI 12th Sept

CHAMPIONSHIP Tel. Helen 0044 7711607200 www.worldpairsangling.com

 

FOR DETAILS ON ALL EVENTS SEE www.ballinamore.ie

Facebook: Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim



Text

Copyright © 2016 Ballinamore Development Company. All Rights Reserved. CONTACT US
Photography by Eunan Sweeney. Video by Niall Magahey.

Web Design & Development by inTandem