26th May 2014

Church News
Masses for the Week:  

Ballinamore : Mon 7pm, Wed 7pm Tue Thurs & Fri 9am, Sat 11am, Sat evening (Vigil) 7pm,  Sunday 11:30am

Aughnasheelin :  Wed 9am, Fri 8pm, Sunday 10am

Booking Masses: It is advisable to book anniversary masses well in advance. For practical reasons it is best to book over the phone especially on  Tuesday or Friday mornings  when Catherine the Parish Secretary is at work in the parochial House Convent Road. However if you leave a  message and  a contact number with Fr.Johnnie or Fr. Sean on either of their phones they will phone you back. 

Film Hour

 “Philomena” in Ballinamore Library.

Due to popular demand on Tuesday 3rd June at 7.30pm Ballinamore library will once again show the Oscar Nominated film “Philomena” starring Judi Dench and Steve Colgan.  Remember: Admission Free and all welcome

Area Community Council Elections

 With Ballinamore Area Community Council holding their first elections under the new Articles of Association next month all organisations in Ballinamore and surrounding parishes are reminded to make sure that they are registered with the Leitrim Community Forum so that they can vote in these elections. The current registered list can be accessed at www.leitrimcommunity.com. The election process will be similar to that used by the Leitrim Development Company.

Leitrim Parents /Guardians  

Are you using or thinking about using Childcare? Leitrim County Childcare Committee would like to hear about how accessible Childcare is to you across County Leitrim Join them at a Public meeting in the Bee Park Resource Centre, Manorhamilton, Thursday 29th May at 8.30pm. For further information contact 071 96 40870 or email info@leitrimchildcare.ie

New Library IT Intern

Available at your disposal or by appointment

There to help as best possible with all your IT needs

Feel free to ask about anything from basic computer use, to file management, to application software or using the web

Also learn how to utilise your local library’s online features and IT equipment

Contact by email: bgray@leitrimcoco.ie or call: 071 9645582

MABS Guide To Back To School Costs     

The school year is nearly at an end and it won’t be long until September is with us again and children go back to school – with all the associated costs.  The list can seem endless.  Rather than wait for the last frantic weeks of August, it’s a good idea to start planning now and to try and spread the cost of going back to school over the summer.  To help you plan for this MABS have produced a leaflet offering practical tips and guidance on how to plan for back to school costs.  Contact your local MABS service for a copy or download it from the MABS website at http://www.mabs.ie/publications

Leitrim MABS, Swanlinbar Road, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim.   076 10 72 630   Fax:  0719644998   email.  Ballinamore@mabs.ie   Outreach on appointment in Carrick on Shannon and Manorhamilton.    

Free, Confidential and Independent Service covering all of County Leitrim for anyone who is worried about money or who is concerned about their mortgage or other debts.   

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

Town Steering Group
In Feb 2013 a Steering Group was set up with a view to coordinating ideas to revamp our town.  This group is non political, all are welcome and all opinions are taken on board.  A number of very well attended Public Meetings were held and subcommittees were formed.  A lot of hard work has been done in the background.  The opening of our new secondary school left vacant three school buildings.  With the proposed amalgamation of the national schools going ahead, it is vital that some of the vacant buildings be made available for Childcare facilities.  The Vocational School had lost their caretaker with the move to the new school.  A Men’s Shed group was formed and under the auspices of the Men’s Shed two Tús workers were secured – a caretaker and an administrator.  A Foróige Club is also up and running and have the use of one of the classrooms.  (Thanks to all the Leaders who trained to run this club). Some part time courses are also organised and it is hoped to build on this in the autumn.  Apologies to all concerned that another Public Meeting has not yet been called but a lot has been happening – the Musical, The Drama Festival, St Patrick’s Day Parade,  Easter Spraoi, Kayak-Run Triatlon; Angling Festival to name but a few.  Huge praise must go to all who volunteer their time so willingly and with a united effort we will succeed in getting more and more for our town. On Sun 1st June the South Leitrim/West Cavan Vintage Day will be held at St. Felim’s College; A Musical Festival is planned for 27-29th June in Drumcoura and of course our Annual Family Festival will run from 10 – 17th August with the Agricultural Show on Tue 12th Aug.  New ideas are always welcome by emailing Chairperson maureenmartin@eircom.net or phoning 086 1547788.

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