14th July 2014

Bawnboy Festival
Craft Fair; To book stall area please call Margaret on 087 1241915
Events for Bawnboy Festival in July
Saturday July 19th; Lord Mayor Campaign stag  party on tour - Newtowngore/ Bawnboy/ Ballyconnell/ Ballymagovern
Saturday July 26th; Car Boot Sale in Templeport GAA Grounds form 10am to 5pm - €10 per car / van
Saturday July 26th; Lord Mayor Campaign Mock Wedding in Ballymac Inn
Sunday July 27th; Sean O Reilly Memorial Tractor Run – Registration  at 2pm in Templeport GAA Grounds. Voluntary Donations, Refreshments & drivers draw afterwards in football grounds.
Sunday July 27th; Templeport Trek with Oliver Brady - Start at Ballymac Inn 6.30pm, 7.5km, 2hrs approx, refreshments in Ballymac Inn afterwards.

Ballinamore Women’s Group
A weekend trip to Castlebar staying  in the Breaffy hotel from Friday 5th September to 7th September is been organized by Ballinamore Women’s group. Total cost is 180 euro which includes 2nights b&b evening meals transport and day trip to Achill or Westport. A deposit of fifty euro books a place and must be paid on or before August 1st.Enqueries to 9644785 or 0876327959 or any member of the group.

Tony Dolan’s Ugandan School Project
As a means of raising funds to complete the school building fund in Uganda, which was started by Tony Dolan, a get-together and social will take place in the Standing Stone, Ballinamore on Saturday, Aug. 2nd at 9.30 p.m. Music by Padraig Sweeney and guests. This is an opportunity to meet with friends, neighbours and visitors while at the same time helping some of the poorest people on the planet.
Refreshments served. Everyone welcome. Admission, which is optional, going directly to the fund.

Film ‘Walk The Line’ Ballinamore Library.

On Tuesday 22nd July at 7.30pm you can come along to Ballinamore library and see the film “Walk the Line”. In this film Joaquin Phoenix portrays Johnny Cash, a passionate artist who rebelled against convention, revolutionised music and always walked his own path, regardless of the consequences. His troubled past, together with his outlaw persona, unbridled talent and passion for the woman he was destined to be with, led him on a path of self destruction.  Reese Witherspoon  plays the role of June Carter, the greatest love of his life.  Remember it’s FREE ADMISSION with all welcome

Catherine Vallely Launches Her Book In The Ballinamore Library.
Ballinamore Author Catherine Vallely invites you to the launch of her new book “Twists and Turns of Time” in Ballinamore Library on Wednesday 16 July at 8pm. Spanish Wine and Tapas will be served as we listen to Flamingo music and see slides of Madrid. Catherine will read extracts from her stories about Co. Leitrim and Madrid and would love to see you there. Free admission and all welcome.

The Mohill Bluegrrass Festival
The committe invite all local Art's and Crafts who would like to exhibit their goods at this year’s festival on Sunday 10th Aug to contact Seamus on 087 7631574

Yams & Rhymes
On sale locally in Ballinamore.  The yarns are about football, poaching, dating, and forty other things, recorded on the Radio 1 programme, Sunday Miscellany by Angela and myself.  The rhymes are the recitations I do for my "party piece" when others sing.. Padraig and Angela Mc Ginn 

Floral Pride Judging For Our Town Is Still On Going
Thank you to everyone for all the window boxes and hanging baskets and lovely gardens.  Thank you to the volunteers out every Friday evening, we meet at the courthouse at 6.30.  Thank you to everybody who helps out in any way.  If you see litter - please pick it up and bin it.  Floral Pride Judging will be taking place very soon.

Sean O’heslins Reeling In The Years Table Quiz

Folks, do you sit at home spending your evenings regaling your nearest and dearest with a limitless amount of facts dating from the forties to the present day? Do you have what it takes to be the next Jimmy Magee? If you’ve answered yes, maybe, or even no to these then give the family a break and join us for a reelin in the years table quiz in Priors Ballinamore on Friday 18th July at 9.30pm. Great prizes, great craic, a night not to be missed. More details next week.

Church News

Masses for the Week :  

Ballinamore : Mon 7pm, Tue, & Thurs & Fri 9am, Sat. 11am and   7pm (vigil)  Sunday 11:30am
Aughnasheelin :  Wed 9am, Fri 8pm, Sunday 10am
Fr. Sean will be off duty for the next couple of weeks, for all parish matters please contact Fr. Johnnie.
Booking of Masses: Masses can be booked by calling the office on Friday mornings 9644039
Parish Mission : Please keep in mind  the dates of the Parish Mission. Sept. Sept. 20th --28th.  This will be a great Festival of Faith and  an opportunity for all members of the parish community  to grow in our relationship with God..

Kilmore Diocesan Youth Retreat To Lough Derg
will take place on Thursday 21 August 2014.  It will be led by Fr. Robert McCabe, a chaplain to the Irish Defence Forces based in Gormanston Military Camp in Co. Meath.  Cost €35.  This retreat is offered to all young people of the diocese aged between 16-35.  To book a place contact your Parish Priest or Parish Youth Officer.  See poster on noticeboard for more information.  Come as you are .... to a quiet place and rest a while

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

Hurling Camp

There will be a hurling camp on 21st & 22nd July from 10am-1pm in Pairc Sheáin Uí Eislin Ballinamore. The cost is €10 per child. Ages 5-14. A free helmet is to be won by one lucky participant. Please contact Paddy O'Connor 087 9528944

Picture Of The Month
Staff in the Local Studies Department at Ballinamore Library has started to display a ‘Picture of the Month’.  As its name suggests, there will be a different picture each month and these items will be chosen from the Local Studies Photographs, Posters and Art Collection.  The July ‘Picture of the Month’ is a framed item, which was donated to Leitrim County Library by Brian Kennedy of Glenview Folk Museum.  It is a list of names from the Aughawillan and Corraleehan area, who made a presentation to the Rev Francis McKiernan in October 1972, on the occasion of his appointment as Bishop of Kilmore Diocese.  It comprises of nearly 200 names from Aughawillan and Corraleehan, giving the person’s name and townland.  It identifies some of the people in a particular place over forty years ago. If you are interested in viewing this item, then we invite you to call into Ballinamore Library and see the inaugural ‘Picture of the Month’.  Opening hours are Mon, Wed & Fri 10 - 5.30; Tues &   Thur 10 - 8; Sat 10 – 5, with daily lunch closing 1.30 – 2.30pm.

The July Picture Of The Month
Ballinamore Libraryis a framed list of names from the Aughawillan and Corraleehan area, who made a presentation to the Rev Francis McKiernan in October 1972, on the occasion of his appointment as Bishop of Kilmore Diocese.  Come in and see it for yourself.

Belfast To Knock Peace Walkers

We are now just a few days away from having our friends from Belfast pass through our town as they walk to Knock over five days on their Peace Pilgrimage.The walkers will arrive in Ballinamore on next Thursday 17th July. This is the twenty first year of the walk and over those years the parish has always opened their hearts and homes to the walkers and have been most generous and supportive in providing beds for those walking the pilgrimage. Hopefully this year will be no exception and if you can give a bed for even one walker it will be much appreciated. “I was a stranger and you invited me in “truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:35-40   If you can provide a bed Please call 071 9644800 and leave your name and number or you can come along to the Mass on Thursday and we will connect you with your guest who will have walked from Clones that day and will be glad to get a bed for the night, thanks to those who have already come forward with offers but at the moment we really do need more. The mass will be on this Thursday 17th July at 8pm. All are welcome to come and experience the Mass, the music and the liturgy that the Cursillio members bring to their celebrations.

Lahard Children’s Group
Our Summer camp was a huge success with 47 children attending,
Monday July 7th - We had sports, games, art/crafts and T-shirt painting.
Tuesday July 8th - Lough Key forest park with sports, art, games, treasure trail, drumming and a picnic.
Wednesday July 9th - Day trip to Waterworld for 6-9 year olds, and Turf 'n Surf for 10+ age group. We finished up in KFC.
All kids thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks to the North Connacht Youth Services,Leitrim development company, Leitrim County Childcare Committee/HSE and Lahard residents association.  .A big thank you to the parents that helped out - much appreciated..Looking forward to seeing you all again next year.  Pauline Moran ,Lahard Childrens Project Leader

Fás Vacancy In Páirc Sheáin Uí Eislin 

There is a vacancy at the moment on the CE Scheme in the Park for a person to work on the park maintenance.

Persons must be eligible under the FÁS criteria. Applications must be made before next Wednesday. 

More details from Social Welfare Office, Carrick or FAS, Carrick and also on the FÁS website.


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