8th July 2015

A Play Day event on Saturday 11th July in Dromahair Community Field 2pm-5pm, a fun day for all the family free of charge, children must be supervised at all times. Forfurther details contact 071 96 40870.  Picnic Area will be available on site for families.

This whish drive was held to raise funds for the North West Hospice.
Top Score (Hamper Torc)- Iris Bennett (149)
1st Lady Diana Lynam (145) €50 voucher Jones Oil
2nd Lady Margaret Nelis (140) Smyth’s Siopa Ol €25 voucher
3rd Lady Gladys Turner Two bottles of wine
1st ½ Time Lady – Ann Gorby
2nd ½ Time Lady – Madge Fleming 75
Longest sitting Lady – Naula Bohan (8)
1st Gent Eddie Fleming (147) €50 voucher Jones Oil
2nd Gent Michael McWeeney (146) Hennessy Brandy
3rd Gent Pauline McTaggart (143) voucher €30 from Standing Stone
1st ½ Time Gent Adrian Spotten (75) 2 bottles of wine
2nd ½ Time Gent John Maguire (71)
Longest Sitting Gent Mary Maguire - Flood Light
Raffle 1st Prize Mary Maguire – 2nd Prise Pauline McTaggart – 3rd Prise Madge Flemming – 4th Prise John Maguire – 5th Larry Williams, the following people also won prises in the raffle.  Kay Dolan, Michael McWeeney, Ryan from Baltimore, Dessie Kiernan, Eileen Boyle, Gerry Leavey, Peg Beirne, Margaret Johnston, Kevin Beirne, Adrian Spotten, Aggie Owens and many more.
Many thanks to our numerous and generous sponsors:
Barry Express Transport (Hamper of TORC Products)
Dickson Bearing Ltd (€50)
Frank MGann (€50)
Campbells Electic (ClASSIC Radio)
McConnell Prints (Karacher Window Vac)
Jone’s Oil (2x€25)
Abbey Seals (Bottle of Whiskey)
Valspar Paints/SuperValue (€25)
Connaught Timber Products (Bottle of Brandy)
The Standing Stone (€30 voucher)
Smyth’s Restaurant/Pub (€25 voucher)
Pyramid Book Makers (€20 bet)
Bottle of Brandy (Mary Flynn)
M & D Electic Stores (10w Floodlight)
Anon (Rechargeable Flood Light)
Anon (LED Headlight)
Mary Bohan (€10)
Lily O’Brien (2 bottles of wine)
Margaret Johnston (€20)
Harry O’Flynn Mohill (€20)
Mary Bohan Aughnasheelin (€10)
Monica Sharpley (Box of Milk tray)
Gay Prior (€10)
Joey Smyth (€10)
Cyril Smith (€10)
Evelyn Smith (€10)
Gift Box (McDevitt’s, Peggy Logan, Kay Dolan)
Flower arrangement (Four Seasons)
Box of Sweets (Philip Murphy, Comesky’s)

Picture of the Month

The Ballinamore Library ‘Picture of the Month’ for July is a framed photograph, which was donated to Leitrim County Library by the late Eithne Moran, Church Street and Aughnasheelin.  This picture was taken in 1933 of a group of boys from the Ballianmore area.  They were members of the Catholic Scouts of Ireland and they were the 1st Leitrim St. Brigid’s Troop, Ballinamore.  The 16 local boys look extremely handsome in their scout’s uniform.  The names are as follows:-: Back L to R: Sonny McGlynn, Clarie Daniels, Packie Kelleher, Christy McGovern, Fintan Conlon, Joe Casey, Alfie Prior, Pat Joe Reynolds, Eddie. Delahoyde, Front:  Tommy McCormack, Sean McHugh, Tony McTernan, Eddie Joe Creamer, Christie Lavelle, Gabriel  Moroney, Jackie Mulvihill.   This picture might also be of great interest to the 1st Leitrim Beavers group 2015 who have an exhibition of their work on display in the library during the month of July.   This picture will be on display in Local Studies during the month of April and our opening hours are Mon, Wed & Fri 10 - 5.30; Tues & Thur 10 - 8; Sat 10 – 5, with daily lunch closing 1.30 – 2

Masses :,  Mon 10am Tues, Thurs & Fri 9am, Sat 11am & 7pm ( Vigil) Sun 11.30am. (no7pm mass Mon or Wed)

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.

Kilmore Diocesan PTAA, Matt Talbott pilgrimage to Knock Sunday July 19th, if enough people are interested in travelling the diocesan committee will arrange a bus.  To book or for more information contact Rosaleen on 087 2450692 after 6.30pm or Matt McCaffrey 086 8319540 or your local centre before the 14th July.
Kilmore Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage  Lough Derg on Thursday 20th August 2015 .( 9.45-4pm)  Details later
Tax Relief For Donations:  Thanks to all who have so kindly returned the CHY4  Cert which was sent out with your acknowledgements  for your contributions to the Parish for 2014. Anyone who contributed €250 or more to the Parish in 2014 received a CHY4 Cert.  If you are a tax payer please fill this form in and return to the Parochial House , Convent Rd. This has become an important source of revenue for the Parish and we appreciate your co-operation.

Ballinamore Library.
The Staff f at Ballinamore Library would like to thank everybody who joined them for their recent Birthday Celebrations and helped make this a special occasion.  Also a special word of thanks to the local school children and pre-school children for their beautiful Birthday Cards and Posters, these are currently on display in the library.
The film evenings continue on Tuesdays at the earlier time of 6pm.  On a Saturday afternoon at 2.30pm why not take the children along to the “Kiddies Movie Time” Admission to all movies is free however children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and bring your own popcorn!!

Church Street, Ballinamore, Sunday Service is at 12.15pm every Sunday except on the 4th Sunday which is held in Drumreilly Church, Drumreilly

Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin


All at Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Anselm Reynolds, Fenagh, who passed away at the weekend. Anselm held many positions on both the minor and senior boards in Leitrim totalling 23 years as an officer of Leitrim GAA. Go ndéana Dia trócaire air.

We would also like to pass on our sympathies to the Kelly & McGoldrick families on the death of Maureen Kelly (formally McGoldrick), Drumloman. Maureen’s father, Tommy, was a star player for Ballinamore SOH in the 1930s. Go ndéana Dia trócaire uirthi.

Sympathies also extended to Maureen McHugh and family, Killaneen on the passing of Maureen’s brother Liam Cornyn of Ardsley, New York. Go ndéana Dia trócaire air.

Tommy ‘Spike’ McCormack Well done again to Tommy McCormack who featured prominently in the news this week with a comprehensive interview he completed with The Journal recently. The direct link is available on our facebook page and via our website.

Minor Training     Minor training has commenced every Monday evening in the Park at 8pm. All welcome.

Assorted Fitness Classes
Getting fit and healthy is easy with our community fitness classes in Ballinamore 
Ballinamore Community Centre Mon & Thurs at 8pm (Zumba & Toning)
Ballinamore GAA Gym Tues & Thurs at 11am (Aerobics & Circuits)
Ballinamore GAA Gym Wed 6.30pm (Aerobics & Circuits) & 7.30pm (Bums & Tums & upper arms toning)  Ballinamore GAA Gym Thurs at 10am social fitness class (easy exercises)  All welcome, for further information or booking contact 0879390980 
Club Lotto Monday 29th June 2015
Numbers Drawn 1, 4, 2, 5, 6, 7, 0, 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: P.S. Mac an Phriora.  Kindly sponsored – won by John O’Hara
€40 an duine; Paddy McManus, Aughnasheelin; Damien O’Brien, Aghadark; Annie O’Brien, Ardrum; Seamus Quinn, Aughawillan.Next Weeks’ draw takes place on Monday night in Smyths Siopa Ól Pota Oir €10,a550.

A Special event will take place to commemorate 25 years since the closure of the mines in the area, mass will be celebrated on Friday 24th July at 7.30pm in the Arigna Mining Experience. Everyone Welcome.’


Lahard Camp:July 14th - 15th - 16th - Tuesday - Wednesday –Thursday      
- Ballinamore Community Centre. Tuesday July 14th 10am - 2pm - arts and crafts, drama, sports, games.  Wednesday July 15th 10am - 2pm - arts and crafts, sports, games.          Thursday July 16th - day trip to Waterworld, Bundoran.   Places fully booked, cancellations will be given to people on waiting list.                    Contact Pauline Moran 0863777730 (Project Leader)

Ballinamore Outreach Service    Wednesday 12pm-2pm     Old Medical Clinic, Ballinamore(Middle of the town)

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.   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>     Contact:  Laura Mc Hugh 086 6035977

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.

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




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