24th June 2015

WORLD POWERLIFTING TITLE WINNER – TOMMY ‘SPIKE’ MCCORMACK
we were all so delighted to hear of Tommy’s tremendous World Title Win in the World Drug Free Powerlifting Federation Single Lift along with Carrigallen’s Conor Hession.  The dedication and commitment that goes into winning such a prestigious prise can only be imagined.  We have a rich selection of fine young athletes around Ballinamore and we are very proud of them all!

BALLINAMORE PIKE ANGLERS CLUB
Ballinamore Pike Anglers fished for the Prior’s Cup on Saturday 13th
June.
1st        Sean Murray            
9lbs 0ozs
2nd      Bob O’Callaghan    
8lb 13ozs
3rd        Tony Gallagher       
8lb 11ozs
a lot of pike were caught on the day, Bob broke the club record with 14 fish.  Poor Barry Taylor had a breakdown and had to be rescued by Ollie and Tony Gallagher.  Tommy Gilheaney who was on the boat with Barry was unable to help as he was suffering from shock (hangover).  Barry roat has now made a full recovery.

BALLINAMORE WOMEN’S GROUP
The week end trip to Donegal organised by Ballinamore women’s group takes place on 26th June.  The bus leaves the square Ballinamore at ten am.  All members travelling are requested to be on time.  Hope everybody enjoys the trip.

BALLINAMORE PARENT& TODDLER
Situated in the old medical clinic (middle of the town, on a temporary basis!) Every Wednesday 10.00a.m.-12.00p.m.  €2 per week (for tea, coffee, biscuits etc.)  All parents/grandparents or child minders who are in the company of babies or toddlers are invited to come along for a cup of tea and a chat while the children mix and play!  For more information contact:  Laura Mc Hugh 086 6035977

 

FAMILY FUN DAY IN MOHILL
The Mohill family support centre is having a family fun day this Saturday 27th June in the Canon Donohoe Hall, upper main street. The day will run from 10am to 4pm with arts and crafts, dance and assorted fitness, and fun and games for the whole family in the local Astroturf. Also on the day there will be face-painting as well as an outdoor BBQ and a variety of stalls shwocasing and selling the fabulous arts and crafts work of local residents. The admission on the day is €5 per child. This event is open to all members of families. We would greatly appreciate your support. For more information please call Laura on 086-6035977. Thank you.

 

BALLINAMORE LIBRARY ‘PICTURE OF THE MONTH’

The June ‘Picture of the Month’ is a framed photograph of some members of Leitrim County Council in the 1970’s.  Unfortunately, many of the Councillors and Officers in the photograph are now deceased.  Those whose picture were taken include Pat McDonald; M.J. Dolan; P.J. Lynch; Larry McGowan; Pascal McKeon; Peter McKeon; John Joe McGirl; Farrell McElgunn; John Clinton; Patrick Briody; Michael MacD Fleming; Michael Guckian; Joseph Mooney; Paddy Doyle; Tommy O’Donnell; John Loughlin; Michael Kilraine; Pat Joe Reynolds; Jim Reynolds; Joe McLoughlin; Joe McCartin and Denis O’Donovan.  Why not take a stroll down memory lane and visit Ballinamore Library to view the June ‘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.

CHURCH NEWS

Ballinamore Masses :,  Mon & Wed 7pm, Tues, Thurs & Fri 9am, Sat 11am & 7pm ( Vigil) Sun 11.30am.
Aughnasheelin Masses:      Wed 9am, Fri 8pm, Sun. 10am
Annual Visitation and Blessing of Graves:
Will take place in Oughteragh cemetery on Sunday 16th of August with mass at 2:30pm in cemetery, and in Aughnasheelin on Sunday August 2nd with mass at 10am. Blessing of graves follows mass.
Popes Collection : Will take place next weekend.
NOTICE:   The Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary wish to thank, most sincerely, the  Priests ,Collectors and  Parishioners who contributed so generously towards their Missionary Work in Africa and South America, through the Church Gate Collections on the week-end of the 30 and 31st of May. You are in our daily prayers and my God Bless you all
Ashes of Sean Scollan
who died in America last July 29th 214 will be coming to the Church in Foxfield Fenagh for 12 oclock Mass on Wed. July 29th 2015. Thanking you for your help in this matter. Marguerite Maher nee Margie Scollan.
 

ST VINCENT DE PAUL
We are currently up dating our Housing List for Trathnóna Housing. If you wish to add your name to the list please contact our confidential mobile number 087 9360562 . We would like to thank all who continue to support us in the community which we serve.

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 MINERS' HISTORICAL SOCIETY;
The weekend of events to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the closure of the Mines on Bencroy will commence on Saturday, August 1st with a walk fom the Shoemaker's to Wynne's pit at 3pm. This will be immediately followed by the unveiling of a plaque dedicated to all miners who worked on Sliabh an Iarainn.  The book launch, followed by miners reunion dinner dance, will commmence at 7pm (August 2nd) in the Lough Allen Hotel, Drumshanbo.  Tickets for the Dinner Dance are now on sale. Phone Tony Tiernan at 0868168928 or Ann Boyle at 087 9816257.

SOUTH LEITRIM - WEST CAVAN VINTAGE TRACTOR CLUB
wishes to thank all who supported our recent vintage show.  A big Thank You to Patrons ,Exhibitors,Volunteers and Sponsors who made the day a sucess.

BALLINAMORE AREA COMMUNITY COUNCIL LTD
Chairman:    Michael Dolan, Willowfield Road, BallinamoreSecretary:    Padraig Griffin, Aghadark, Ballinamore, Co Leitrim:  071 9644207

TESCO SCHEME-  THE BIG PUSH
Our Sports Hall and Den are one of three projects taking part in the current TESCO Community Support Schemes. This particular set will probably end this week and €500 will be divided in proportion to the number of blue discs in each box.  Our box and another have just commenced a third fill. Every euro counts and I would ask all to support our box this weekend and until completed by taking and putting in as many discs as possible after payment at checkout- including unmanned checkout. Please text or forward this to all your members.Padraig Griffin

BELFAST TO KNOCK PEACE WALKERS 
We are fast approaching that time of the year when our friends from Belfast pass through our town as they walk to Knock over five days on their Peace Pilgrimage. This is the twenty first anniversary of the walk and over those years Fr Duffy R.I.P. always looked forward to meeting and celebrating Mass with the walkers on their Thursday evening stopover in Ballinamore. This year they will arrive in town and will be celebrating Mass on the Thursday evening 16TH July. Over the 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,  On this Thursday 16th July the walkers will have walked all the way from Clones to Ballinamore and as you can appreciate they would be delighted to get a bed for the night after walking that journey.  All parishioners are welcome and encouraged to come along on the Thursday and experience the Mass, the music and the liturgy that the Cursillio members bring to their celebrations. Appropriately enough our own Fr. Sean Kelly OFM is Chaplin on the walk and will be celebrating the Mass in Ballinamore, and it would be wonderful if we can as a parish come out and support the walkers on their journey.   

DAWNS SUMMER ART CLUB
"2 weeks to go"
Untill the summer holidays???.....YES ! but more importantly 2 weeks to go untill Dawns Art Camp. It's filling up fast, calling all you young budding artists from 1st class to 6th class on Monday the 29th June to Thursday 2nd of July we'll be making a mess and creating a masterpiece so come along an join in in the fun. For more Info. contact 086-3115647. 

ALL-IRELAND RALLY FOR LIFE 2015 
Parnell Square, Dublin @ 2pm on Saturday, 4th July 2015. A great chance to stand up for unborn children, their parents and protect our Pro-Life Constitution. A coach will be going to the event from Leitrim. A great day out! To book your place call: 086-8775036 / 087-7819586

THE CARERS ASSOCIATION
are providing the QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Care of the older person module in Ballinamore on the 18/06/2015 for more info contact the training unit on 057 93 70221. 

THE CARERS ASSSOCIATION
are providing the QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Care Skills module in Cavan on the 25/06/2015 for more info contact the training unit on 057 93 70221.  This is one of the mandatory modules towards the Full Healthcare Award.

BALLINAMORE COMMUNITY SCHOOL PARENTS ASSOCIATION
A church gate collection will be held on the weekend of the 20th and 21st of June next, your support would be appreciated. Thank You.

SUMMER CAMP
Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th July. Registration night Monday 29th June @ 8pm in the tech. Cost 1 child - €40. 2 children €70. 3 or more children €100. For more details contact Pauline 0863777730 Lahard’s Children’s Project.

LIBRARY NEWS
Film evening “Casablanca” Tuesday 23rd June at 7.30pm. 
Free Admission. Faces from our Archive exhibition now on.  Summer Reading Tree for children now up and running!

COMMUNITY COUNCIL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The first Annual General Meeting of Ballinamore Area Community Council under the new Articles of Association will be held in the New Den beside the Sports Hall on Monday June 22nd at 9.00 p.m. Among the items to be discussed is the new Public Transport Plan which arises from the recent meeting with Local Link. All organisations and clubs within the Community Council area are invited to attend

SEÁN Ó HEISLIN –
K
ellogg’s GAA Cúl camps
This year there are some exciting changes to the kit, with a stylish new half zip top and T-shirt replacing the original jersey, togs & socks. The backpack is still part of the new kit, while the cost of attending the camps remains the same as the last number of years. On-line registration is now available and we would encourage parents to use this method of registration if convenient as it greatly helps with assigning coaches etc to the camps. Standard application forms will be available through the schools from next week. The Kellogg’s GAA Cúl camp in Ballinamore takes place w/c 6th July 2015.

WANTED – BALLINAMORE FESTIVAL PHOTO’S
If anybody has any photographs from previous festivals that they would be willing to lend to the Festival Committee it would be most appreciated. Photos will be kept safe & returned. They can be left into David McCabe in The Poor Scholar or Barbara Gunn in Priors.

TIDY TOWNS
Tidy Towns judging has started all over the country.  Thank you to everyone for all the window boxes, hanging baskets and lovely gardens. Thank you to all the businesses and householders who sweep outside and remove the sweepings.  Great to see fences and boundary walls being painted.  Litter - please bin it or bring it home.  Floral pride judging will be soon.  A big thank you to everyone working and  helping in any way.  Thank you to Leitrim Dev Co Rss and Tus workers, Philip and the county council team and Super Valu - sponsors of the competition.

ARDSCPO; PHÁDRAIG
Ardscoil Phádraig are currently finalising their enrolment process for FETAC Level 5 courses in Animal Care and Nursing Studies. These FETAC Level 5 courses are suitable for both school leavers and mature students who wish to return to education and gain new skills or employment. They also provide links to certain courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology and can be worth up to 400 points. Please contact the school on 043 6686209 for further details

 

 

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