21st July 2014

Angling And Tourism Meeting
A meeting will be held in Smyth’s Bar Main St on Monday 28th at 9pm to discuss important matters.  All members requested to attend.

Women’s Group
Some places available on weekend trip to Castlebar from September 5th to 7th. The cost is 180 euro which includes the following:-2 nights B&B-evening meals-transport
-day trip to Westport OR Achill. Deposit is 50 euro which will be collected on August 1st in Trathnona between 7.30 and 8.30pm.Enquiries to 9644785 or 087-6327959 or any member of Ballinamore Women's Group. Non-members welcome.

Film ‘The Pianist’ Ballinamore Library
On Tuesday 29th July at 7.30pm you can come along to Ballinamore library and see the film “The Pianist”. Based on a true story…They were degraded, they were sent to die.  A brave few fought back but one man would not be beaten, would not be taken and would stay and hide. Wladyslaw Szpilman, a brilliant Polish pianist, a Jew, escapes deportation.  Forced to live in the heart of the Warsaw ghetto, he shares the suffering, the humiliation and the struggles and manages to escape and hide in the ruins of the capital.  Music was his passion.  Survival was his masterpiece.  Remember it’s FREE ADMISSION with all welcome

Dragons, Giants And Mermaids!
Fantastic stories from Europe.  Ballinamore Library Monday 28th July 2.45pm to 3.45pm.
Come and join storyteller Simone from Story Gate on this fantastic journey!  Learn more about ruthless giants, beautiful mermaids and magnificent dragons.. Who will trick the mean giant?  How do you tame a wild dragon?  And what creatures are hidden in the depths of our oceans?  Come along and be enchanted by tales, riddles and fun!  Admission Free. All children Welcome.

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 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..
Trócaire has asked that I pass on to you their appreciation to the clergy, parish workers and people of the diocese of Kilmore. The commitment of the Church is helping many communities and families to overcome poverty, for which Trócaire is truly grateful.

Foreign Mission Collection
The Apostolic Society is holding a church gate collection next Saturday and Sunday 26/27th July for the Foreign Missions. Your support would be very much appreciated. The Apostolic Society is a voluntary organisation and all the money collected goes directly to priests and nuns from the Kilmore diocese on the foreign missions.

Team Leaders And Collectors Required For Barnardos
Barnardos Children’s Charity are looking for Team Leaders to help coordinate a collection for Barnardos in Ballinamore on Friday September 19th and help raise €100,000 for disadvantaged children and their families in communities around Ireland.  For more information contact Sarah on 1850 222 300 or email fundraising@barnardos.ie  Any help you could give in this regard would be greatly appreciated.

Leitrim County Council And The International Fund For Ireland
are seeking applicants for a new programme called Driving Forward. This is an exciting new programme aimed at 18-25 year olds from Ballinamore, Kinlough, Manorhamilton & surrounding areas that have left school early or have literacy difficulties including dyslexia. Driving Force will combine learning with sport in a 24 week programme that will give the participants new coaching qualifications in GAA, Rugby, First Aid, Safe Pass as well as Basic English & Computer training in a friendly environment. Please contact Project Administer Gordon Burke 071 9620005  Ext: 532 or email gburke@leitrimcoco.ie by 23rd July 2014

Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College Roscrea
Co. Tipperary from Thursday 14th – Sunday 17th August 2014.  For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people.  This Festival has been nicknamed the “Holy Oxygen” with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only.  Free buses available from towns throughout Ireland.  For more information and to book online see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01 6753690 or from NI 07598 876399, or join us on facebook (youthtwothousandIreland).

Tony Dolan’s Ugandan School Project
As a means of raising funds to complete the school building project in Uganda, which was started by Brother 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.

Béal An Átha Móir Seán Ó Heislin
Annual SOH Golf Classic
Dust off those clubs for the upcoming annual Sean O’Heslin’s Golf Classic which takes place on the 13th September. Get practicing quick and contact Brid Sullivan for further information.


Get Fit This Summer!
Summer timetable Monday 23rd June – Tuesday 29th July
Monday 8pm Ballinamore Community Centre (Zumba and Toning)
Tuesday 11am Ballinamore GAA Gym (Aerobics and Circuits)

Wednesday 630pm Ballinamore GAA Gym (Aerobics and Circuits)

Wednesday 730pm Ballinamore GAA Gym (Bums and Tums)

Thursday 10am Ballinamore GAA Gym (Easy exercises for ladies over 55 years)

Thursday 11am Ballinamore GAA Gym (Aerobics and Circuits)

Thursday 8pm Ballinamore Community Centre (Aerobics, Zumba, Toning mix) (Every first Thurs of the month this class is in new hall beside complex.)

Please contact Michelle on 087 9390980

Club Lotto

Numbers Drawn 5,3,6,2,4,7,1,0.

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite.

Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw €40: Gerry Farry

Kindly sponsored by Frank Flynn– €30 – Won by Seamus Mac Murchaidh

Cowboys And Heroes Americana And Country Music Festival
On the 5th, 6th and 7th of September, Drumcoura City outside Ballinamore - will be the venue for an extravaganza in all things country

Butterflies Special Abilities Summercamp‏

Butterflies Special Abilities group is a group set up for Children and Adults with Special Abilities. We have a summer camp in Killeshandra every year from Tues 5th - Fri 8th August in the resource center, Killeshandra.  Morning group (young children) 11am - 1pm  Evening group (older teens and adults) 7pm - 9pm.  Please contact Deirdre Gilbride on 085 1555076.

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

The Mohill Bluegrass Festival Committee
Invite all local Art's and Crafts who would like to exhibit there goods at this year’s festival on Sunday 10th Aug to contact Seamus on 087 7631574

Picture Of The Month

Staff in the Local Studies Department at Ballinamore Library have 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 persons 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.

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