18th August 2014

19 August 2014

Ballinamore Family Festival
Another festival ended last night Sunday 17th with a spectacular fireworks display.  It’s wonderful to think a small town like Ballinamore can produce such a wide variety of events for the pleasure of all the family.  A big thanks to all the hard working committee and the stalwart workers for keeping everyone safe to enjoy the weeks music and entertainment.

Silver Chain and Pendant lost in Ballinamore area.  Pendant has a lace detail and I would be very grateful for its return.  Please contact 087 2673073

National Heritage Week
Ballinamore Library is joining the National Heritage Week celebrations with a number of events taking place.  On Tuesday 26th August, there will be an “Old Crafts and Customs of Ireland” DVD being shown on the large screen at 8pm.  This wonderful film was recorded in the counties of Leitrim, Cavan, Roscommon and Fermanagh in the 1990’s.  It features Traditions like Making Mud Turf, Hay, Ploughing and Pattern to the Holy Well; and Trades like Tinsmith, Wheelwright, Millar, Cooper, Blacksmith and Creelmaker.  On Thursday 28th at 8.30pm, there will be a lecture by the renowned local historian, Seán Ó Suilleabháin.  The title of this event is “Surnames of Leitrim” – learn about the popular Leitrim Surnames and about the variants of Surnames and how they came about. Finally, on Friday 29th, Ballinamore native, Noel Sweeney gives a talk “Ballinamore in the 1950s and 60s”.  This presentation will include a photographic slideshow with many unique and previously unseen photographs of the town and it’s people dating back to 1960.  So, why not join us for some or all of these free events to mark your interest in National Heritage Week.  If you require further information, please contact the Local Studies Library at 0719645567

Ballinamore Free Fringe Festival ‏

This year with the Republic of Telly, comedy Theatre Dance, and over 50 music acts and all for Free...The Ballinamore Free Fringe Festival comes to town once again..22-24th August...Friday, Sat and Sunday of Free entertainment on your door step. check out the Festival Bus from Carrick on Shannon to Ballinamore Friday & Saturday.. Returns to Carrick on Shannon Sunday and Monday..5 euro and anyone can use it!.. Check out our website on www.ballinamorefreefringe.com for bus times and full line up...or email us on freefringefest.com   Volunteers Needed!

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

Picture Of The Month

Staff in the Local Studies Department at Ballinamore Library are displaying 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 August ‘Picture of the Month’ is a framed photograph, which was donated to Leitrim County Library by the late Eithne Moran, Church Street and Aughnasheelin.  This wonderful picture was taken in 1933 of a group of boys from the Ballinamore area.  They were members of the Catholic Scouts of Ireland in the 1st Leitrim St. Brigid’s Troop, Ballinamore. The 16 local boys look extremely handsome in their scouts uniform. It includes the initial and surname of each boy but we are aiming to get their full names and their home place.  The names are S.  McGlynn; C. Daniels; P. Kelleher; C. McGovern; F. Conlon; J. Casey; A. Prior; P.J. Reynolds; E. Delahoyde; T. McCormack; S. McHugh; T. McTiernan; E. Creamer; C. Lavelle; G. Moroney; T. Mulvihill. So, the Library needs your help to complete the full details of each boy in the August ‘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.

Ballinamore Women’s Group
All members of Ballinamore women’s group and others going to Castlebar are asked to pay balance 130 euro on or before 20th August.
Trathnona will be open on August 20th between seven thirty and eight thirty to collect this money.  Monthly meeting on September3rd at 8 30 pm.

McGovern Clan Weekend
Friday 22nd August;
8.30pm; Life & Times of McGovern Clan by Fr Liam Kelly in Templeport Resource Centre followed by  Music – Swanlinbar Comhaltas,  Eriu, Lough Oughter Ceili Band & Guests Refreshments served.    Adm; €10.00 Return Transport available from Glanglevlin Hall via Swanlinbar Trivia House 8pm to Templeport Centre– To book Please call 087 3488108
Saturday 23rd August;
2.00pm; Mc Govern Tour Day 1(Templeport) – Assemble Ballymagovern / Lisanover/ Corneen / Bawnboy/ Corlough – Ballymagovern. Geo-park Guides; Oliver & Aidan Brady.
Refreshments Ballymac Inn on return.    Adm; €10.00
Sunday 24th August;
1.30pm ; McGovern Tour Day 2 Assemble St Mogues Church Bawnboy – Swadlinbar (Mill Rd) Tullydermot – Blackrocks – Glanglevlin (Old Brian Boru Rd) Shannon Pot, Burren, Blacklion, Redlion, Lough McNean, Tober, Glanglevlin . . Geo-park Guides; Oliver & Aidan Brady Refreshments Glanglevlin Hall on return .  Adm; €10.00.  Booking essential for each tour re Bus – Please Call 087 3488108 to reserve space. This event is organised by Bawnboy Heritage with the assistance of Cavan County council for Heritage week.

Church News
Masses for the Week :  
Ballinamore : Mon 7pm, Tue, & Thurs & Fri 9am,  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 Kilmore Youth Pilgrimage to Lough Derg Thursday 21st July: Could I ask that the names of those who intend to travel to contact either, Fr. Sean, Fr. Johnnie or Shirley Sammon 086 6083516 as soon as possible.


Béal An Átha Móir Seán O’Heslin

Club Lotto Monday 11th August 2014

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

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

Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw €40 Noel McTague, Dublin

Bottle of vodka kindly sponsored by Karen & Shane – Won by Noel McTague, Dublin

€40 an duine; Sean Creamer, Castleroggy; Felix Gallogly, Cloone; Clodagh Dolan, High Street Ballinamore; Patricia McTague, c/o Hugh McTague Church St Ballinamore.

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